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Baltimore Gets In On Sen. Bernie Sanders Inauguration Mittens Meme

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is once again a meme.

The day he showed up to the inauguration of Joe Biden, he was seen in a functional winter jacket and big, comfy mittens. Some people commented on his comfortable look in contrast to the designer outfits donned by many celebrities and politicians who showed up to the socially-distanced ceremony.

The internet, as it does, became completely obsessed with Bernie.

They began sharing photoshopped images of the senator. He is seen inserted into locations around the world, movie scenes and other memes.

The original photograph for the meme, snapped by Getty photographer Brendan Smialowski, shows Sanders sitting with his legs crossed, his arms folded on his lap. His expression is difficult to read, as his face if mostly covered by a mask. He looks bored and cold. One might say he is the typical onlooker at a child's sporting event.

TOPSHOT - Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Baltimore got in on the fun fast and there is no limit to where Bernie can go in this city.

Here is he casually sitting outside the popular Pickles Pub bar patiently waiting for Opening Day!

Another, also created by BMORE Around Town, has Bernie waiting to tailgate for the Ravens. He's already ready for the next season!

Here he is posted up on the sidelines as Lamar Jackson makes another catch!

One was a COVID-19 related meme featuring Sanders sitting outside of Hampden bar Frazier's On the Avenue. It was created by local jewelry and art maker Juliet Ames.

She also put out one for the Salt Box, a nod to the salt boxes seen around the city.

Another one circulating around Twitter was a "The Wire" reference that was seen from several different accounts.

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The Bowie Baysox had him right at home plate.

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And of course, a shot of the classic Baltimore "Greatest City in America" bench.

The Maryland pizza chain Ledo Pizza came up with its own spin on the meme.

Creative Alliance, a Baltimore organization that works to support area artists, inserted Sanders into this typographic structure in the Highlandtown neighborhood.

That's a lot of memes for one day.

He defended his fashion choices to CBS This Morning's Gayle King later Wednesday.

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

Later on in February, The RB Grill posted their own Bernie meme, making a Bernie snowman!

Send us your favorite Bernie meme from the inauguration that ties into Baltimore, we want to see it!

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