Joe Biden calls Sanders supporters ‘Bernie brothers’ and social media lit up

Joe Biden sure has a way with words.

The Democratic Party’s front-runner launched a brand new meme Friday night when he used the term “Bernie brothers” to call out Bernie Sanders’s most passionate supporters.

It was a far more formal version of “Bernie bros,” the established — and generally pejorative — term for the Vermont senator’s fans.

“What we can’t let happen is let this primary become a negative bloodbath,” Biden told a group of high-dollar donors on a fund-raising conference call, Politico reported. “I know I’m going to get a lot of suggestions on how to respond to what I suspect will be an increasingly negative campaign that the Bernie brothers will run. But we can’t tear this party apart and reelect Trump.”

It was yet another twist of the tongue from the gaffe-prone former veep — and another slam against Sanders supporters, who were accused of making an “onslaught of online threats” by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren Thursday.

Twitter users reacted to Biden’s invention with glee.

“Bernie Brothers sounds like a line of artisanal bath products made in Bushwick,” tweeted journalist Josh Barro.

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