January 23, 2021 1:25:51 pm
Bernie Sanders has decided to raise charity by using his viral picture from Inauguration Day and turn it into a sweatshirt.
The Vermont senator’s iconic picture, featuring him in on a folding chair, in a green jacket and oversized hand-knitted mittens, has been going viral, with netizens using their creativity to make hilarious memes.
Cashing in on the popularity, Sanders’ team has decided to print the meme on a black crewneck sweater and sell it for $45 (Rs 3,285). All the proceeds are to go to Meals on Wheels Vermont, an initiative that provides hot meals to people under 60 with chronic conditions or disabilities.
The sweatshirt has been listed as “Chairman Sanders Crewneck” on the campaign website, with “Bernie” written at the bottom.
“Due to overwhelming demand for this item, it will be three to six weeks until you receive your sweatshirt,” the website mentioned.
The sweatshirt, however, has sold out for now.
Twitterati also appreciated Sanders’ initiative. Here’s what they said:
how can you not love sweet bernie sanders selling a sweatshirt of his mittens meme with 100% of proceeds going to meals on wheels in vermont
— jenbo 🚩 (@irockgnomes) January 22, 2021
Somebody buy me the Bernie Sanders meme sweatshirt 😂 pic.twitter.com/c5Dq73gEa8
— 𝒦𝑜𝓉𝒶 𝒦𝒶𝓉 🐆 (@dj_cheyenne97) January 23, 2021
i just bought the bernie sanders sitting in a chair with his mittens crew neck from his shop and ive never been more excited for a sweatshirt
— em (@emilyjoyfuI) January 22, 2021
This sweatshirt is great and I’m so proud to wear it! #BernieSanders
— Jackie Gomez (@JackieGVEGANMOM) January 22, 2021
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