Bernie Sanders has reacted to those glove memes, and his response is as Bernie as possible. The Vermont senator told reporters Thursday that the viral photo of him from the inauguration of President Joe Biden the day before “makes people know that we make good gloves in Vermont.”
“We also have some good coats,” he added, according to Garrett Haake of NBC News.
Sanders’ warm look, courtesy of a Burton down jacket and patterned gloves made by a local Vermont teacher named Jen Ellis, went viral Wednesday with the hashtag #BerniesMittens.
In an interview with CBS’s Gayle King on opening day, Sanders explained the practicality of her outfit.
“In Vermont we dress warm. We know something about the cold, and we don’t care so much about good fashion. We want to stay warm, and that’s what I did today,” Sanders said. set.
Still, fans and celebrities couldn’t get enough of it. Demi Moore added Sanders to her iconic Ghost scene.
And Ryan Reynolds welcomed the senator to the world of Deadpool.