Mittens meme helps Bernie Sanders raise US$1.8 million for charity

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

The Inauguration Day photograph of a mitten-clad, glamour-defying Bernie Sanders perhaps was not the most flattering image of the US senator, but it has become a remarkably charitable one.The 79-year-old lawmaker from the northeastern state of Vermont announced Wednesday he has raised US$1.8 million for charity over the past five days through sales of merchandise featuring him wearing knit mittens and a parka at President Joe Biden’s January 20 swearing-in.The image launched a thousand memes…

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