Washington, United States | Amidst all the guests, dressed very elegantly, to attend the inauguration of the new President of the United States, Joe Biden on Wednesday, the simple, warm and eco outfit of Senator Bernie Sanders went viral on social networks.
While most men were wearing well-designed winter coats, the former Democratic candidate for the inauguration arrived wearing an eco-friendly jacket and gloves, woven by one of his constituents.
The photo, taken by an AFP photographer, Brendan Smyalovsky, shows him seated with his legs and arms crossed, hand-knitted gloves clearly visible, and quickly circulated on social media, with many netizens making the parody.
Thus, the 79-year-old senator appears on the majestic iron throne of the hit song series “Game of Thrones” and sits on a bench next to Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump,” in scenes from “Star Wars” or in the iconic photo from the 1930s, seated On a keel overlooking the void, next to workers in a skyscraper under construction during their lunch break.
He also appeared alongside Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill in Yalta in 1945, among the apostles in Leonardo da Vinci’s film The Last Supper, and on the moon wearing an astronaut helmet.
The senator from Vermont in the northeastern United States known for its ski resorts, Sanders deemed his clothes perfectly suited to the temperature, in a short interview with CBS after the opening ceremony.
“You know, in Vermont, we know the cold. We don’t care about being nice, we just want to be hot. That’s what I did today,” he joked. His wife Jane O’Meara Sanders supported him with tweeting “Vermont jacket, Vermont gloves, Vermont common sense.”
Bern Sanders is to the left of the Democratic Party and has strong environmental principles.