Bernie Sanders Becomes a Meme for Flailing Arms at Debate: 'Throw Your Hands Up!'

July 30, 2019 - 10:58 pm

"Throw your hands up!" may be a common sentiment at a concert, but it was also shouted on stage between two rival Democratic hopefuls during Tuesday night's CNN debate.

The hilarious moment came as former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper attacked Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for his "extreme" policies that he claimed were insufficient to beat President Trump in 2020.

As Hickenlooper went on, Sanders indignantly raised his arms.

Unimpressed, Hickenlooper shot back: "Yeah, put your hands up!"

"I will!" Sanders retorted, raising his arms again.

It didn't take long for the exchange to take over social media, with "The Daily Show" tweeting a techno remix.