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.
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.
The truth is, we have an excellent chance to win the primary and beat Trump.
But the only way we can do that is if we have the sufficient financial resources.
So I am asking you today to contribute to our campaign before the FEC deadline: https://t.co/9y9BZMs0GM pic.twitter.com/wnYbUDBynW
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 30, 2019
According to Know Your Meme, this format first gained traction on Reddit before spreading to Facebook and beyond.
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