Donald Trump posts EPIC retort to Joe Biden calling him the 'MAGA King'
Former President Donald J. Trump appears to have adopted the nickname "MAGA King" recently coined for him by his successor, President Joe Biden and spun it for his own publicity. Since the midterms are just around the corner, campaigns across the political aisle are heating up rather quickly.
Taking to his Truth Social account on Wednesday, May 11, Trump shared a meme with the title 'Return of the Great MAGA King.' The meme showed a bearded Trump holding a sword that seemed to riff on the original LOTR poster depicting Aragorn from the 2003 film 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.' The post came after Biden introduced the moniker while criticizing his 2020 rival earlier in the day.
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BREAKING: Trump is posting “MAGA KING” Memes on Truth Social pic.twitter.com/Z9G4cGsI5L— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 12, 2022
Social media was flooded with reactions to the meme heralding the return of the so-called MAGA King. "The king will return," one Trump fan wrote on Twitter. "We’re going to build a wall, and Mordor is going to pay for it!" another quipped, throwing in another LOTR reference to the mix. "It sounds like a title out of an epic. 'The Great Maga King, He who should have been heeded, shall return at the turning of the tide,'" another comment read.
"Make Politics Fun Again...Meanwhile at the emergency meeting of the Democratic National Committee: - 'We cannot let the Banished return,'" someone else joked. "What a way to destroy a narrative - appropriating that narrative," another offered, commending Trump on turning the Biden insult on its head. "I miss the legend. Hope he gets back on Twitter soon," another gushed.
The king will return.— Hunter'sDrugDealer (@BIDENLIKESKID) May 12, 2022
We’re going to build a wall, and Mordor is going to pay for it!— ARTEBUDZBROGDUI (@BuickSwaowS) May 12, 2022
It sounds like a title out of an epic.— MonoBedHead (@MonoValentine) May 12, 2022
"The Great Maga King, He who should have been heeded, shall return at the turning of the tide." https://t.co/v0SjPYUhJo
Make Politics Fun Again..😂😂— Raizen (@RaizenZ1) May 12, 2022
Meanwhile at the mergency meeting of the Democratic National Committee:
- "We cannot let the Banished return " pic.twitter.com/eome16FWLf
What a way to destroy a narrative -appropriating that narrative 👏— RedBaronesse (@RBaronesse) May 12, 2022
😂 I miss the legend. Hope he gets back on Twitter soon.— Happy Camper (@Ezekiel18v32) May 12, 2022
Biden took a rather aggressive tone on Wednesday, May 11, as he sought to rebrand the Democrats' campaign ahead of the November midterm elections, which Republicans are favored to dominate due to record high inflation and gas prices under the current administration. “My Republican colleagues said these programs to help the working class and middle-class people, that’s actually — that’s why we have inflation," the POTUS said in a speech to Chicago electrical union members. "They’re dead wrong. Under my predecessor, the great MAGA king, the deficit increased every single year he was president."
Biden refers to Trump as "the great MAGA king." pic.twitter.com/tkONV6dbxf— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 11, 2022
At some point during the speech, Biden abruptly started yelling and claimed that Trump loyalists did not care about the economic suffering in 2020. “Remember those long lines you’d see on television? People lining up in all kinds of vehicles just to get a box of food in their trunk? How quickly we forget. People were hurting. And what did the MAGA crowd want to do? Forget it. Forget it,” Biden alleged. “My God, this is the United States of America. The idea that people would have to wait in line an hour or an hour-and-a-half to get a box of food in their trunk — it’s just unbelievable.”
Biden starts SCREAMING about food shortages... which are currently happening under his administration pic.twitter.com/jrq48bGb6u— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 11, 2022
The President argued that his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act saved the US economy instead of contributing to the inflation, which he squarely blamed on the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That said, the new spin on the slogan came as Democrats try to revamp their messaging while branding Republicans as "ultra-MAGA" extremists ahead of the midterm elections. It's worth noting that MAGA is short for Trump's 2016 slogan "Make America Great Again" which has resonated with his base and remains its rallying cry to date.