Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) drew attention at the Democratic presidential primary debate over his hoarse voice, leading Twitter users to flock online to make jokes.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) September 13, 2019
“The Daily Show’s” official Twitter feed immediately compared Sanders to comedian Larry David’s famously scratchy voice.
Bernie earlier this morning pic.twitter.com/sFjd4KvYTU
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 13, 2019
Others agreed with the comparison.
Bernie Sanders is indistinguishable from Larry David playing him on SNL #DemDebate
— Caroline McCarthy (@caro) September 13, 2019
Is this the Larry David Bernie?
— Andrew (@ama125) September 13, 2019
Others Twitter users continued joking about the senator’s voice.
can someone get bernie a nice throat coat tea
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 13, 2019
Someone get Bernie Sanders some hot tea with honey. That voice. #DemocraticDebate
— Gabrielle Writes Wrongs (@AEReagin) September 13, 2019
Protect Bernie’s voice at all costs
— David Klion (@DavidKlion) September 13, 2019
Say what you will about Bernie Sanders, but the frogs in his throat know their public policy.#DemDebate
— Charlotte Clymer️ (@cmclymer) September 13, 2019
But some noted that Sanders has regularly raised his voice at previous debates, worrying about his voice for the rest of the debate after his hoarse opening statement.
can’t believe Bernie went hoarse after yelling for a mere 77 years#DemDebate
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 13, 2019
Bernie, who speaks at top volume basically all the time, is going to have no voice left when this is over.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) September 13, 2019