Bernie Sanders supporters were weeping on the floor of the Democratic National Convention Monday as the Vermont senator prepared to formally endorse his rival Hillary Clinton.
“I think it’s fair to say, no one is more disappointed than I am,” Sanders told a cheering crowd.
Some of his supporters apparently saw that as a challenge, and began crying and dramatically wiping tears from their eyes as Sanders spoke. Appropriately, their crying faces were quickly turned into gifs.
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) July 26, 2016
“There are so many tears in this room during Bernie’s speech,” one user tweeted.
There are so many white tears in this room during Bernie's speech. #DemsInPhilly
— TC (@tchopstl_) July 26, 2016
Tears for Bernie: pic.twitter.com/6WakHRha08
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) July 26, 2016
A crying Bernie delegate pic.twitter.com/KUTUM8wyR4
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) July 26, 2016
Some reacted to the tears with admiration. “Quite something to see much genuine weeping for Bernie,” Leslie Stojsic tweeted.
Quite something to see much genuine weeping for Bernie.
— Leslie Stojsic (@LeslieStojsic) July 26, 2016
Others, even Sanders supporters, mocked the tears.
“Dear weeping white women who wanted Bernie to win, LOCK IT UP,” tweeted Blair Brennan. “Signed, Fellow white woman who wanted Bernie to win.”
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