The figure of the “Bernie bro” entered the last election cycle thanks to a zippy Atlantic essay by Robinson Meyer published in October 2015. Meyer described this new archetype as a young white male specimen who was well-educated, performatively progressive, and extremely online. “The Berniebro asks what you thought of the first Democratic debate, then interrupts to say that you shouldn’t confuse Clinton’s soundbites for actual substance,” he wrote.

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