Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threw his hands up in despair during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate and immediately spawned a meme on Twitter.
The viral moment came during a testy exchange with former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who alleged Sanders’ policies were too radical to win the presidency.
Sanders threw his hands up at the claim.
“No, throw your hands up,” said Hickenlooper.
Check out the clip here:
John Hickenlooper said he thought Sen. Bernie Sanders' policies were too extreme for the White House.Sanders then threw up hands, prompting Hickenlooper to say, "Throw your hands up…"Sanders snapped back, saying, "I will." https://t.co/5KqjTkaZft #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/VzAL44mrLB
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 31, 2019
CNN’s Annie Grayer provided context to the interaction:
Some context around the throw your hands up moment between @BernieSanders and @Hickenlooper: Sanders believes Democratic socialism is the way to beat @realDonaldTrump, but Hickenlooper thinks Sanders is too far to the left to be successful against the President. pic.twitter.com/F7O8UwU3am
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) July 31, 2019
But others, including “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” reimagined the exchange in amusing ways:
THROW YOUR HANDS UP pic.twitter.com/dddb4BxOLd
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 31, 2019
— Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. (@nataliapetrzela) July 31, 2019
— Alex Alarcon (@alexalarcon70) July 31, 2019
— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) July 31, 2019
— Moumita 🌹Ahmed (@disruptionary) July 31, 2019
Throw your hands in the ayuh / wave 'em like ya don't cayuh pic.twitter.com/uIxshxk0xl
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) July 31, 2019
— leewah (@leewah) July 31, 2019
Bernie and Hickenlooper: “So I put my hands up, they're playing my song, the butterflies fly away” pic.twitter.com/qWIHpZfD9g
— Nick Neville (@NickNeville_) July 31, 2019
they definitely did the wave pic.twitter.com/S8O86nfd3d
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) July 31, 2019
amid all of this, I was able to gif Bernie and his hands pic.twitter.com/euX1GMYJYW
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) July 31, 2019
Hickenlooper: Throw your hands up.Bernie: pic.twitter.com/K7pCVbnkZw
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