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.

Sanders did.

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." #DemDebate

— 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.

— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) July 31, 2019

But others, including “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” reimagined the exchange in amusing ways:


— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 31, 2019

I anticipate some good memes of that Hickenlooper/Sanders “throw your hands up” exchange#DemDebates

— Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. (@nataliapetrzela) July 31, 2019

— Alex Alarcon (@alexalarcon70) July 31, 2019

Hickenlooper to Sanders: "ok, throw your hands up" #DemDebate

— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) July 31, 2019

Hickenlooper: you can throw your hands up all you want. Bernie: I will #demdebate

— Moumita 🌹Ahmed (@disruptionary) July 31, 2019

Throw your hands in the ayuh / wave 'em like ya don't cayuh

— 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”

— Nick Neville (@NickNeville_) July 31, 2019

they definitely did the wave

— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) July 31, 2019

amid all of this, I was able to gif Bernie and his hands

— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) July 31, 2019

Hickenlooper: Throw your hands up.Bernie:

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