(JTA) - In the scramble to announce Bernie Sanders’ victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes gave the Internet one of the Jewiest food memes since Hillary Clinton’s gefilte fish “scandal.”
and now I am picturing a Bernie Sandwich. It’s weird. https://t.co/uxv5wYmuG8— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) February 10, 2016
Hayes mistakenly called the Jewish presidential candidate “Bernie Sandwiches” on a live broadcast.
The connection between Sanders’ new status as the first Jew to win a presidential primary and the Jewishness of the deli sandwich was not lost on the Twitterverse.
Chris Hayes just referred to “Bernie Sandwich,” which I believe you can now get at Carnegie Deli.— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) February 10, 2016
Some had fun imagining all of the possibilities that a “Bernie Sandwich” presents.
@KunleIRAK feel the bern taste the bern. Bernie sandwich. pic.twitter.com/Uro0pgTS68— ULT SmilingFox (@UltraMengX) February 8, 2016
Hello I’d like to order one Bernie sandwich with a dash of democracy and a sprig of freedom— ñåtâlįē (@natrololol) February 10, 2016
@joshingstern He is Larry David.— angry optimist (@iamryanlash) February 10, 2016
Others seized the opportunity to criticize Sanders’ policy proposals.
One Bernie Sandwich is free to every household per year, you just pay an extra $400 in tax to the federal gov… pic.twitter.com/vMt1vPMaLP— Andre Walker (@andrejpwalker) February 10, 2016