Justin Trudeau co-opts Bernie Sanders memes to urge Canadians to stay home


COVID-19: On Friday, Justin Trudeau warned Canadians not to travel.

Montreal Canada:

Bernie Sanders may be best known in a US political context, but that hasn’t stopped Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from using a now famous meme from the Vermont Senator to warn people while at home during the coronavirus pandemic to stay.

On Saturday, Trudeau posted a photo of himself on Twitter holding a press conference from his lawn. In the background was the now famous image of a seated sander wearing mittens.

The viral Sanders photo captured by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden shows the Senator huddled in a chair, arms crossed, and wearing an average winter coat.

Since then, people around the world have layered Sanders’ famous artwork and family photos.

Referring to a recent incident where his son appeared in the window while speaking to the media, Trudeau wrote, “It was one thing when my son crashed my press conference about a month ago.”


“But that …” he said, referring to Sander’s alleged appearance outside his home. “Now is not the time to travel. Stay home – and by that I mean your own home.”

Sanders was photographed on the Iron Throne in Yalta in the last few days of “Games of Thrones” and in 1945 with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.

On Friday, Trudeau warned Canadians not to travel, saying that more pandemic restrictions could be imminent that would make flying home from overseas travel more difficult.

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