Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer dancing at MLK Day event is packed with all kinds of laughs

A march celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drew Democratic presidential contenders who put differences aside to honor his legacy.

Before the march took off in South Carolina Monday, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appeared to put the past week’s differences over gender in politics aside to shake hands and link arms in the walk from Zion Baptist Church.

Other Democratic 2020 hopefuls, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen.Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined together in the march to the Statehouse in Columbia’s King Day at the Dome.

Warren reportedly reached out to shake Sanders’ hand as he approached his seat on the front row of the church.

“This is THE handshake,” Gabbard quipped.

The seeming repair of the rift between the two 2020 progressive candidates came after a heated Democratic primary debate which ended with Warren refusing to shake Sanders’ hand.

While the sight of Democratic 2020 rivals linked arm-in-arm in a tribute to the leader of the Civil Rights Movement was drawing countless reactions on social media, another moment from the day’s event became the focus of a different Twitter response.

(Video: Twitter)

Video of Sanders and liberal Tom Steyer dancing in the cold  swept through the internet, sparking countless comments and memes.

Some expressed their admiration for Steyer’s “one hand in the pocket groove.”

Sanders’ “oven mitts” also became a source of commentary as the reactions continued to pour in.

Frieda Powers


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