All Sanders had to do was show up and sit down, and the internet did the rest, making thousands of memes and putting him in every situation possible.
There has been no shortage of edits that feature him on iconic album covers, but we decided to find 10 of the best Bernie Sanders memes that aren’t all artwork because the fun is never-ending. You can check those out below.
Bernie at a merch table
— PUP (@puptheband) January 20, 2021
Honestly, Sanders could double as someone manning the merch table at a gig in a shitty venue with no heat, pissed off at the world and everyone in it. He looks natural selling CDs and shirts, almost like we’ve seen him there before.
Bernie at a punk show
The old punks watching the show at the back of the venue. pic.twitter.com/Skj2yi1c94
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) January 20, 2021
The people who run the Riot Fest Twitter account couldn’t help themselves from depicting Sanders as an old punk who watches the show from the back. Honestly, it wouldn’t be surprising to catch Sanders in the back of a venue looking just like this, wholesomely enjoying the music.
Bernie as the sole supporter
@frawwwg💀#berniesanders #guitartok #girlswhoplayguitar #metallica #rockmusic #bandtiktok #berniememes #greenscreen♬ Enter Sandman – Metallica
TikTok user @frawwwg hilariously used the meme to show what it feels like to play a show to a small, apathetic crowd at a bar. But at least Sanders was showing his support for small musicians.
— tama747 (@tama747) January 21, 2021
This edit is over the top, putting drumsticks in Sanders’ mittens and perfectly placing him behind a kit. But props to whoever made this because, at first glance, it almost looks real.
Bernie as the main performer
They’re Bernie all the witches even if you aren’t one pic.twitter.com/8lYo1vnrLw
— Dana🍩 (@sheroseslowly) January 24, 2021
This meme puts Sanders in place of Taylor Swift, being lifted by several dancers onstage during a performance. And even though he’s sitting stone-cold still, he’s working it.
Bernie in a Set It Off music video
omg i never noticed bernie in the dancing with the devil music video hahaha pic.twitter.com/d1DywCSW28
— nick 🦝 (@nevergender) January 23, 2021
Bernie with taste
Ah Bernie has taste I see 😌 pic.twitter.com/YTT3TVLA7m
— ♣️🥀KADE 🥀♣️ (@Freakshowkade) January 24, 2021
Bernie as the eighth BTS member
— KPOPDAD💜💜💜 (@KpopDAD1) January 24, 2021
This meme features Sanders onstage performing “Dionysus” with K-pop group BTS, making him the eighth member. It’s no surprise that the K-pop stans on Twitter had to get ahold of this meme in their own way.
Bernie looking at a Phoebe Bridgers music video
— Spencer Dukoff (@SpencerDukoff) January 20, 2021
While the photo of Sanders sitting with his arms crossed has been the most popular meme, there was no shortage of jokes people made using other photos of him at the event, including when he’s looking at his phone. This person decided to act as though mid-inauguration, Sanders had to look up the video for “I Know The End” by Phoebe Bridgers. The man has taste.
Bernie feat. My Chemical Romance