Earlier today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attended the Inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris -- and the memes were fantastic. Sanders, bundled up, masked, and sitting alone on a folding chair, became the comic gold of the Inauguration, with hundreds of memes created based on the distinctive look (and some even poking fun at the large manila envelope he carried with his invitations in it). One favorite? Placing him in pop culture situations, from Lord of the Rings to Clerks to Game of Thrones. They're pretty delightful, to be honest, and so we wanted to gather a bunch of them to share with our readers.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump left Washington in advance of the Inauguration, meaning that there wasn't an obvious frontrunner for who would be providing the most social media chatter going into the afternoon. Sanders took that spot pretty quick, though, and hung onto it throughout the day.
You can see some of our favorite Bernie-Inauguration memes below.
Winter is here
Undefeated. The internet...🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/eFKJuXNt4w— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 21, 2021
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At the Quick Stop
Bernie, bro. (Thank you to whoever thought of including me and @JayMewes, as this is the closest we’ve ever gotten to being at an Inauguration. And thank you to all the people who texted and Tweeted the pic to me.) pic.twitter.com/RXCwlX2OFA— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 21, 2021
Ok Bernie really fits right in with the Justice Society: pic.twitter.com/6ogZBpRgeh— Mike Meltzer (@MikeMeltzer) January 21, 2021
A Best-Of Compilation
My favorite Bernie Sanders edits from today 😂 pic.twitter.com/TL3UqEtUKK— Willi Vanilli (@MrDubC) January 21, 2021
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Treating myself to ONE Bernie meme this fine election day pic.twitter.com/ih3GruVreU— 🦋🦖 Samara 🦕🌿 (@newtgottlaid) January 21, 2021
Of COURSE This One Happened
Bernie and WAP pic.twitter.com/q9oeiZS6Ud— Berniegirl (@mackyson) January 21, 2021
Hey - we found the one that was not a photoshop! https://t.co/B74Y6CxZWV— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) January 21, 2021
The best one yet!
Best one yet. https://t.co/ObgALCVV06— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) January 21, 2021