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Bernie Sanders Gets His Secret Service Code Name

...and people on Twitter love it.
Bernie Sanders has been given the code name "Intrepid" by the Secret Service. 
Bernie Sanders has been given the code name "Intrepid" by the Secret Service. 

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' Secret Service code name is... Intrepid.   

According to Merriam-Webster, the word intrepid is "characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude and endurance."

Sanders' supporters on Twitter love the nickname: 

On the other hand, the nickname isn't nearly as much fun as some of the ones suggested by Twitter users earlier this month: 

The word "intrepid" also brings to mind the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and Vietnam and is now a museum ship in New York City. Sanders, however, has opposed many military actions including the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq.

 

(h/t Mediaite)

 

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