Donald Trump is a different sort of politician, that’s for sure. This is a man who rode a wave of bombast onto Pennsylvania Avenue, excoriating his opponents on the campaign trail with the sort of brutality not normally witnessed in modern American politics.
On his way to the Oval Office, Trump discovered that he had quite the knack for doling out damaging nicknames to his opponents – “Lying” Ted Cruz, “Little” Marco Rubio, and “Crooked” Hillary Clinton were some of the standouts – and this tactic has continued well into his first term.
Now, “Sleepy” Joe Biden, (as the Commander in Chief has branded him), is trying his hand at this Trumpian maneuver…and failing miserably.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has finally unveiled his moniker for 2020 rival President Trump, saying he calls his general election opponent “President Tweety.”
Biden revealed the nickname Monday while speaking to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Victory Fund, remarking, “Trump is out there tweeting again this morning. I call him ‘President Tweety.’”
The ex-VP made the comment when talking about what he thought the president should be focused on as opposed to spending his time on Twitter.
Speaking about Trump’s vocal desire to reopen the country, Biden asked, “How are we supposed to do that if you’re sitting on the money small businesses need? Stop tweeting about it, get the money out to Main Street.”
Social media users were quick to respond to Biden’s blunder.
"President Tweety" is so stupid. The Biden campaign is cartoonishly bad
And the worst part is they probably workshopped this through several PR companies with focus groups, and this was the best they could come up with. Pitifulhttps://t.co/KVqb0XwjiL
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) May 19, 2020
Tweety was crafty, and always outsmarted Sylvester. This is a compliment. Biden sucks at this.
— Kevin Vance (@KevinVance11) May 19, 2020
And remember how they said that Trump was degrading political discourse with these nicknames?
But now you have Pelosi calling him "morbidly obese" and Joe Biden with his terrible nickname "President Tweety".
They've become what they hated.
And they'll still lose.
— Andrew Schweitzer (@SchweitzerMan) May 19, 2020
Better luck next time, Joe.