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The 10 Best 'Billionaires in Wine Caves' Jokes After the Debate

Robin Zlotnick - Author

Apr. 16 2020, Updated 2:11 p.m. ET

In the latest Democratic debate, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren criticized Pete Buttigieg for pandering to "billionaires in wine caves" with his fundraisers. Pete tried to defend his fundraisers, but the phrase of the evening had instantly been coined. And the internet went wild with jokes. 

Enjoy the best, funniest tweets about "billionaires in wine caves" from the Democratic debate!

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1. My mouth

I would say my mouth also definitely qualifies as a wine cave. Whereas you can take wine out of wine caves, though, once the wine goes in my mouth, it doesn't ever come out. 

2. Baby Yoda

That GIF of Baby Yoda sipping his broth can literally be used in any situation. I would hope that if I were so rich to have a wine cave, I too would stand inside it while indulgently drinking wine out of a mug and wearing the most comfy giant sweater dress/cloak thing.

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3. Whine cave

Ah yes, the many different types of caves. Pete Buttigieg may have held a fundraiser full of obnoxious billionaires in a wine cave, but the real whine cave is the entire website we know as Twitter. And that's the truth.

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4. Wine Man

This is funny because it's Batman who owns the Bat Cave and gets called to action via the bat signal. Not to mention, he's also a billionaire. Billionaires love caves, I guess! How different would the Batman comics and movies have been if instead, Batman was drunk on wine all the time? I don't think he would get as much crimefighting done. 

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5. Wine cave defenders

California Governor Gavin Newsom weirdly came out in defense of wine caves the day after the debate, which led people to wonder... is Gavin Newsom a wine cave? Did a wine cave possess him and speak through him? Why are people defending wine caves? It makes no sense. The wine cave isn't the villain in this scenario. It's the politicians holding fundraisers catering to billionaires. If the fundraisers took place in a bowling alley, it wouldn't be the bowling alley's fault. It's absolutely bonkers that people are coming to the defense of wine caves in this situation.

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6. Plato's allegory

You're probably familiar with Plato's allegory of the cave, but Plato's allegory of the wine cave is much less well-known. In this one, there are no chains keeping people prisoner in the cave, only bottles of wine that they constantly drink until they're too drunk to stand and walk out. 

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7. Burned down wine cave