Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used, in the blink of an eye, Bernie Sanders’ now famous “meme” with his mittens to urge his compatriots to avoid travel and stay at home because of the Covid pandemic -19.
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Mr. Trudeau posted on his twitter account on Saturday a photo showing him giving a press conference in front of his residence. Behind him, we see the senator from Vermont sitting on the front steps of the residence with the down jacket and the famous knitted mittens he wore during the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
The photo, taken by an AFP photographer, Brendan Smialowski, has been taken up by many Internet users who have used it in their own way by superimposing it on known images. We can see Mr. Sanders sitting on the Iron Throne of the series “Games of Thrones” or alongside Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin in Yalta in 1945.
The Prime Minister accompanied the photo with a text stressing about this virtual “visit” of the 79-year-old senator that this “is not the time to travel”. “Stay at home. And by that I mean your own home, ”he wrote.
Mr. Trudeau had insisted Friday on the need to avoid non-essential travel abroad to limit the spread of the coronavirus and had not ruled out the possibility of imposing a mandatory quarantine in hotels at the expense of travelers upon their entry in Canada.
Mr. Trudeau humorously recalls in his tweet that an intruder had already invited to one of his press conferences: his youngest 6-year-old son, whose face had briefly appeared in a window of the Prime Minister’s residence, a month ago.