The Brief: "I am once again asking for your financial support" memes use an image of Bernie Sanders asking for campaign donations to joke about situations in which someone is asking for money.

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The image that this meme is based on comes from a December 2019 fundraising video released by the Bernie Sanders campaign in which Sanders tells his supporters “I am once again asking for your financial support.” A screenshot of Senator Sanders standing outside in the snow and asking followers to make donations before the FEC deadline has been turned into an exploitable image macro meme format about situations in which someone is asking for money.

According to Know Your Meme, this format first gained traction on Reddit before spreading to Facebook and beyond.

Bernie Sanders Donations Memes

RIP Club Penguin.

Mom please I want to do cool missions
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New Flexible Bernie Format, Invest Now (Template in comments)
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On Wikipedia’s donation asks:

Wait didn’t I just
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Bernie memes are on fire! By the way, sorry mom.
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imagine getting robbed
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Donate today to help pay for the University Boards’ six-figure pension
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