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Tom Steyer And Bernie Sander's Martin Luther King Jr Day Interaction refers to a series of viral videos and GIFs created from footage of the two Democratic Presidential Candidates interacting at an event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Columbia, South Carolina. The separate videos which went viral on Twitter in January 2020, showed separate negative seeming and positive interactions between the two.
On January 20th, 2020, many of the Democratic Presidential candidates gathered in Columbia, South Carolina for Martin Luther King Jr Day. Tom Steyer and Bernie Sanders were stationed close together at the event and interacted with eachother. That day, Twitter user @NYCNavid posted a GIF of the interaction in which Sanders looks like he's brushing off Steyer with the caption, "Bernie can’t get things done with this attitude." The tweet gained over 680 likes and 170 retweets in a day.
Bernie can’t get things done with this attitude.— Navid 🧢 (@NYCNavid) January 20, 2020
That same day, another Twitter user, @SharnaAisha, posted a second GIF in which Steyer and Sanders laugh with one another captioned, "The friendship I didn't know I needed" (shown below). The tweet garnered over 4,200 likes in a day.
Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer.— Aisha Sharna (@SharnaAisha) January 20, 2020
The friendship I didn't know I needed 😂 pic.twitter.com/MQW0mULBpl
On January 20th, 2020, Twitter user @GimmeCafe captioned the negative-seeming interaction between the two, "Me to my SO when they start talking a little too loud about other people in the room." That day, Twitter @JasonOverstreet also reposted the GIF asking for people's thoughts on the interaction which garnered over 2,000 likes. Twitter user @samspadino posted images from both video clips with the caption, "me trying to enjoy my day while billionaire fanboys invade my space" (shown below).
That day, Twitter user @EoinHiggins_ posted another clip of them dancing at the event with the caption "Tom Steyer's dream of becoming friends with Bernie looking closer to reality every day" recieved over 2,000 likes in a day (shown below).
Tom Steyer’s dream of becoming friends with Bernie looking closer to reality every day https://t.co/jMWL09lR7i— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) January 20, 2020
Chad anti billionaire Bernie vs the virgin billionaire Steyer pic.twitter.com/x4ST5Rp15r— Liv (@LivPosting) January 20, 2020
STEYER: So. Just did 23 and Me. I’m a little Jewish on my mother’s side.— Brad Morris (@bradmorris773) January 21, 2020
BERNIE: Scarf says otherwise. https://t.co/jXw2R0QfiM
Steyer keeps trying pic.twitter.com/5V5jolkO29— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 20, 2020
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