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Jews react with sadness to Bernie Sanders dropping out of the presidential race

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who pushed progressive issues and outlasted nearly all his political opponents on the strength of tremendous small-amount fundraising, has dropped out of the presidential race, clearing the field for former Vice President Joe Biden to serve as the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Sanders’ campaign had a lively, and sometimes controversial, life on social media. So-called ‘Bernie bros’ on Twitter and beyond were accused of hyping up their favored candidate to the point of online bullying. Yet Sanders was also meme-ified by his supporters in more ways than one, such as in a fake gif where he spooks Donald Trump at a campaign rally, or an extremely popular spoof on one of his campaign videos.

Although Sanders underperformed among Jewish voters and donors, he had a strong core of support within the Jewish community - as well as people who supported other candidates but still took pride in his historic campaign. Here are some of the latest reactions on Twitter from Jews reacting to the most successful Jewish presidential campaign in American history.

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. Contact him at feldman@forward.com or follow him on Twitter @aefeldman

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Ari Feldman

Ari Feldman

Ari Feldman is a staff writer at the Forward. He covers Jewish religious organizations, synagogue life, anti-Semitism and the Orthodox world. If you have any tips, you can email him at feldman@forward.com. Follow him on Twitter @aefeldman.

Bernie Sanders drops out of race: Twitter reactions

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