Bernie Sanders Reacts to Inauguration Mittens Memes

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Bernie Sanders has reacted to those mittens memes -- and his response is as Bernie as it gets. The Vermont senator told reporters on Thursday that the viral photo of him from President Joe Biden's Inauguration the day prior "makes people aware that we make good mittens in Vermont." 

"We have some good coats as well," he added, according to NBC News' Garrett Haake. 

Sanders' bundled-up look -- courtesy of a Burton down jacket and patterned mittens made by a local Vermont teacher named Jen Ellis -- went viral on Wednesday with the hashtag #BerniesMittens. 

In an interview with CBS' Gayle King on Inauguration Day, Sanders explained the practicality of his outfit. 

"In Vermont we dress warm. We know something about the cold, and we're not so concerned about good fashion. We want to keep warm, and that's what I did today," Sanders stated. 

On Late Night WIth Seth Meyers, Sanders spoke about the moment the viral photo was taken, adding that he has "seen" the memes. 

"I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on," Sanders said of the photo of himself sitting with his arms crossed. 

And when asked about what he was carrying in the large envelope, the senator joked, "I'd love to tell you, Seth. It's top secret." 

Still, fans -- and celebs -- couldn't get enough. Demi Moore added Sanders to her iconic Ghost scene.

And Ryan Reynolds welcomed the senator to Deadpool's world. 

See more below. 

On Thursday evening, Sanders spoke with Seth Meyers on Late Night, and said he'd seen the memes and couldn't help but laugh at a few the host showed examples of.

"I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on," Sanders said of the look with a laugh.

 

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