Bernie Sanders Turns Inauguration Meme Into Sweatshirt To Raise Money For Charity

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 23 Jan 2021 13:45
Bernie Sanders/SouthpawSwade/Twitter

Bernie Sanders has turned his inauguration day meme into a sweatshirt to raise money for charity.

The senator became an online sensation after a picture of him sitting cross-legged wearing a Burton parka, hand-knitted mittens and a surgical blue mask, went viral.


People began placing the image of him in scenes from popular films, and one person even created a website that allowed people to place the image anywhere in the world.


Now, the politician is capitalising on the meme in the name of charity, by printing it on the front of a crewneck sweatshirt and selling it on his website for $45.

At the time of writing, the sweatshirt has just come back in stock, however the website warned that ‘due to overwhelming demand, it will be four to eight weeks’ before people receive their orders.

All of the money raised by the sweatshirts is set to go towards Meals on Wheels Vermont, which delivers hot meals to those with chronic conditions or disabilities under the age of 60 in Vermont.

Bernie Sanders Turns Inauguration Meme Into Sweatshirt To Raise Money For CharityBernie Sanders

Speaking on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Myers, Sanders defended his outfit choice, explaining, ‘I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on.’

The 79-year-old went on to shout out the Vermont teacher who gave him the sustainably-made mittens around two years ago.

‘What was really nice, Seth, is that the woman who made the mittens lives in Essex Junction, Vermont,’ he said.


‘She is a schoolteacher and a very, very nice person, and she has been somewhat overwhelmed by the kind of attention that is being shown to her mittens.’

If you want to get your hands on the sweatshirt, you can order yours here.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read


Eminem Hits Back At Gen Z For Trying To Cancel Him With New Video For ‘Tone Deaf’

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: News, Bernie Sanders, Charity, Inauguration Day, memes, Now


  1. Insider

    Bernie Sanders turned his inauguration meme into a sweatshirt to raise money for charity