Published Jan 22, 2021Further proving just how widely beloved Bernie Sanders is, a picture of the former presidential nominee sitting in a chair wearing mittens from the inauguration went unspeakably viral this week. As a response, Bernie appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to confirm that, yes, he's seen the memes.
Stopping by the show via webcam, Bernie said that he wasn't trying to become a meme but was simply just trying to stay warm and pay attention to the inauguration. He added that the woman who made his mittens has been overwhelmed with orders.
Seth showed Bernie a few memes (although not the one from the No Joy merch table) but refused to tell Seth what he had been carrying in his manilla envelope.
Watch Bernie appear on Meyers below.
Following that, Bernie's status as a merch guy has been confirmed, as the politician has turned an image of himself sitting on the chair into a crewneck sweatshirt. The Chairman Sanders Crewneck is now available for pre-order, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward Meals on Wheels Vermont.