Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is going viral again, not for something he said this time, but for the look on his face.
An account named Wu-Tang is for the Children shared a TikTok video on Monday and wrote, “Bernie is in town doing media for his book and walked into a TikTok.”
The video shows a TikTok user performing a dance on a sidewalk as Sanders is seen walking toward the camera.
Upon apparently noticing his route was blocked by TikTokers, Sanders stopped and displayed an expression probably familiar to anyone who has encountered influencers in their way, then pivoted and walked behind them.
Bernie is in town doing media for his book and walked into a TikTok 🤣 pic.twitter.com/74wHvWyv5G
— Wu-Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) February 20, 2023
As of Tuesday morning, the video had received at least 1.4 million views on Twitter.
Libertarian commentator Jen Monroe reacted, “It’s sad that his politics suck so bad, because on every other level he’s totally relatable.”
It's sad that his politics suck so bad, because on every other level he's totally relatable https://t.co/edteNIXwWR
— Jen Monroe (@thatjenmonroe) February 21, 2023
This is exactly how I expect Sen. Bernie Sanders to respond to walking into a TikTok https://t.co/ZyChF8Lck1
— Farnoush Amiri (@FarnoushAmiri) February 21, 2023
Conservative commentator Noam Blum wrote, “Once again I am asking you to put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care.”
Once again I am asking you to put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. https://t.co/Y1oLrzpGyy
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) February 21, 2023
Barry Malone, the deputy editor-in-chief for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, wrote, “The look of utter disgust when Bernie finds himself caught in a TikTok.”
The look of utter disgust when Bernie finds himself caught in a TikTok. pic.twitter.com/Fb0bBeuqau
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) February 21, 2023
Sanders went viral in 2021 during President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony when he was seen wearing a parka and mittens.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 27, 2021
The Vermont senator later sold merchandise with the picture on it and said he raised $1.7 million for charitable organizations.
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