Donald Trump has made giving nicknames to his opponents one of the staples of his political toolbox. Who can forget Crooked Hillary? Or Little Marco? His penchant for branding people has shown itself to be surprisingly effective as well.
Joe Biden, ever the trailblazer, has decided to attempt to get in on the act. He’s got a new nickname for Trump, showing once again that the left can’t meme.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 19, 2020
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.’”
I mean come on. President Tweety? Does Biden not realize that these nicknames are supposed to offend the person being named? Trump loves tweeting and doesn’t see it as a negative. Accusing him of tweeting too much is not a slam he takes seriously, as shown by his unwillingness to cut back at the urging of some past advisors. Biden might as well be paying him a compliment.
Honestly, I expect this kind of laughable attempt at being hip from Joe Biden. The guy can’t remember what day it is half the time, much less form coherent, humorous thoughts. But does he not have advisors? Or perhaps this is yet another piece of evidence showing how hilariously bad the beltway establishment advisors are. After all, it gave people like Rick Wilson and Nicole Wallace jobs as campaign experts.
Compound this weak sauce from the Biden campaign with the fact that he’s falling way behind in online engagement, and you have a recipe for failure. The ability to go viral and not appear helplessly awkward while doing so is a big deal in today’s politics. Calling someone President Tweety isn’t it.
If this is the best Biden can muster, he’s in trouble. Trump is going to eat him alive, and any attempts to stay above the fray will go about as well as they went for Mitt Romney in 2012.