#PresidentSanders began to trend on Twitter on Monday as supporters and opponents of the 2020 Democratic party presidential hopeful aired their positions.
The trend seemed to follow a tweet by David Sirota, who tweeted the title before asking it to be retweeted "far and wide".
Supporters of the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist were excited by the trend.
Including former Clinton advisors.
Got up, saw #PresidentSanders trending, and for a minute I thought I'd slept just a bit too long!— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 30, 2019
Some even saw it as an indication of his chances at victory.
Videos of Bernie Sanders events also began to circulate.
Memes backing the Vermont Senator were also made.
Calls to make the tweet a reality were also made.
It's time to make #PresidentSanders a reality.— Jordan🌹#Bernie2020 #FreeAssange (@jgraner89) December 30, 2019
As were lists of policies proposed by the Sanders campaign.
Under #PresidentSanders we will transform this country with:— Carlo (@yesthatCarlo) December 30, 2019
Medicare for All 🏥
A Green New Deal 🌱
College for All 👨🎓
Housing for All 🏠
Justice and Safety for All ⚖️
Taxes on the rich 💵
Jobs for All 👷♂️
LGBTQ+ Equality 🏳️🌈
Debt cancelation ❌#NotMeUs #Bernie2020
There’s no defeating Bernie’s ground game. #PresidentSanders ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻— Solaire (@bernanas78) December 30, 2019
Some however, used the trend as an opportunity to demand the senator release his medical records.
If Bernie Sanders has any sincere aspiration to be #PresidentSanders, then he will keep his promise to the American people and release his full medical records by tomorrow. One more day, Bernie. https://t.co/iMNsOdEQBJ pic.twitter.com/ECjzgeO71G— Trinity Trims the Tree 🎄 (@TrinityMustache) December 30, 2019
Not everyone is excited about the prospected of a President Bernie Sanders however.
Some attacked the Senator's support for action on climate change.
#PresidentSanders for one Bernie, couldn't be President of KFC! The man has proven to be delusional! Climate changes are part of Earth's natural cycle! Much like a woman's cycle! Earth was designed to have no beginning and no ending! Read the first book of bible!— Classified citizen (@Classifiedciti1) December 30, 2019
Others cautioned about what they perceived to be the dangers of socialism.
"If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialist." Hayek#PresidentSanders— 🎉 Suzy 🎉 (@scout_nj) December 30, 2019
Memes were used to express distaste as well as support.
The senators received criticism for opposing capitalism while owning multiple properties.
#PresidentSanders The man is against capitalism, yet he owns 3 homes. Doesn't that sound any alarms for you people?— Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) December 30, 2019
I’d trust Colonel Sanders more than this socialist #PresidentSanders— Truth (@Truth_Again) December 30, 2019
Senator Sanders is among the front runners of the Democratic 2020 primary, averaging a solid second place behind former Vice President Joe Biden in popularity polls. He is running on the progressive wing of the Democratic platform as a former independent senator and advocates Medicare for all and free university educations; he opposes interventionist wars, and is for imposing a climate emergency.
He racked up considerable support in 2016 against failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He developed a shock surge to a level where some Sanders supports have accused the Democratic Party of rigging the race against him.