Not since Adam Schiff and Donald J. Trump Jr. were spotted waiting for the same flight at a D.C. airport have we witnessed a more awkward moment in travel.
In the photo below, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is seated directly in front of rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Both senators were headed down to Miami to prepare for next week’s first Democratic debates on a packed flight. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was on the flight as well.
Did an airport ticket agent think it would be funny to seat the candidates in such close proximity or was this just one of life’s cruel coincidences? I’d go with the former.
Off2Miami! @BernieSanders in Seat 15A Thought Bubble: "Is she going to kick my chair? I know she's going to kick my chair! Elizabeth, don't even think of kicking my chair!" @ewarren in 16A Thought Bubble: "I'm going to kick it the exact moment he thinks I won't." @thehill pic.twitter.com/jOTAJSyIwu
— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) June 21, 2019
The fellow next to Sanders doesn’t look too happy knowing that his photograph is about to go viral.
I wonder if Bernie put his seat back during the flight?
At any rate, once the plane touched down in Miami, Crazy Bernie hightailed it off the plane as fast as he could.
Welcome to Miami
Bienvenido’s a Miami
Bouncin' in the club where the heat is on
All night, on the beach till the break of dawn
I'm goin' to Miami
Welcome to Miami pic.twitter.com/K5SguUkDrd
— Cristóbal Alex (@CristobalJAlex) June 20, 2019
Here are a few responses to the photograph on twitter (via Twitchy):
“Bernie always just one step ahead of Warren.”
“Historic photo from @SCClemons. Might be one of the last times Bernie Sanders is actually in front of Elizabeth Warren.”
“Bernie must be awesome with flight attendants. “Coffee. Black. You’re charging for a simple snack?….Billions in profits….”
Life is funny.