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.”
Hayes mistakenly called the Jewish presidential candidate “Bernie Sandwiches” on a live broadcast.
and now I am picturing a Bernie Sandwich. It’s weird. https://t.co/uxv5wYmuG8
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) February 10, 2016
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.
— 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
Others seized the opportunity to criticize Sanders’ policy proposals.
I’m making a Bernie Sandwich
I take food from other people’s refrigerator
— Edwin Dearborn (@edwindearborn) February 10, 2016
The Internet was also suddenly buzzing with comments on Sanders’ Jewishness after he made Jewish history.
@davidfrum Harry Golden on Goldwater: “I always knew the first Jew to get a presidential nomination would be an Episcopalian.”
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) February 10, 2016
A country that turned away Jewish refugees fleeing Europe from the Holocaust…could conceivably elect one for the first time. Baruch HaShem — mo dameron (@spideymo) February 10, 2016
Interesting: Bernie Sanders is the first Jew ever to win a presidential primary. In fact, the first ever primary winner to not be Christian
— Nicky Woolf (@NickyWoolf) February 10, 2016