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Fans of Bernie Sanders are now able to buy sweatshirts imprinted with the viral photo of the US senator from Joe Biden inauguration, with all proceeds going to charity.
When asked by CNN for comment about his newly-found fame on meme sites, Sanders said he was overjoyed that it could be turned to good use via online sales.
“What we are doing here in Vermont is we’re going to be selling around the country sweatshirts and T-shirts, and all of the money that’s going to be raised – which I expect will be a couple of million dollars – will be going to programs like ‘Meals on Wheels,’ that feed low-income senior citizens,” Sanders said on Sunday.
From ‘Baby Yoda’ to the Sistine Chapel
The now-famous photo of the 79-year-old Bernie Sanders was taken by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
It shows the independent Vermont senator huddled in a chair against the cold, socially distancing as he keeps his arms folded above a distinctly unglamorous average-guy winter coat.
Sanders’ overall look – and his curmudgeonly glare — has prompted a river of creative memes as people worldwide have superimposed Sanders on famous works of art and into family photos.