#TrumpCantRideABike trends after Joe Biden seen cycling in Delaware, Internet mocks Trump's fitness
The hashtag started with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden taking a bike ride in Delaware on Saturday morning, during which he was asked if he had chosen a running mate
On Saturday, August 8, a strange trend made its way to Twitter -- the hashtag #TrumpCantRideABike. But what made people say that the U.S. President, Donald Trump, was incapable of riding a bicycle?
It all started with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden taking a bike ride in Delaware on Saturday morning, during which he was asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy if he’d chosen a running mate. Biden joked that he had and it was Doocy. Biden’s campaign spokesperson T.J. Ducklo, following this, clarified, “When Vice President Biden has made a decision on who his running mate will be, he will let the American people know. And can confirm, it's not Peter Doocy of Fox News.”
Many, following videos of Biden riding on a bike trail, wondered if Trump would be able to match him. A Twitter user wrote, “So instead of Biden taking a memory test, what I really want to see is Trump riding a bike. Or do I?”
So instead of Biden taking a memory test, what I really want to see is Trump riding a bike. Or do I? https://t.co/HO8fTHiCZr— Tim Duy (@TimDuy) August 8, 2020
Another Twitter user noted, "This video is sort of bizarre gift from Fox to the Biden campaign. Looped video of Biden exercising outdoors, ably turning corners on his bike, is the exact opposite image the Trump campaign has tried to paint of an enfeebled elderly man locked in his basement."
Yet another asked, “The real news in this video is that @JoeBiden is riding a bicycle. Can you picture @realDonaldTrump riding a bicycle? If I were #Biden I’d immediately challenge #Trump to a bike race to prove who’s in better shape.”
While Biden did not challenge Trump to a biking contest, a Twitter account shared a video of a person attempting to ride a bicycle and falling into a swimming pool. Trump’s face was morphed onto the person and the video was captioned, “BREAKING: Donald Trump responds to Joe Biden's ‘Bike challenge’.”
And from there, people started tweeting under the aforementioned hashtag. More than 23,000 were tweeting about how Donald Trump can’t ride a bicycle at the time of writing this report. One Twitter user wrote, “I’m pretty sure since he doesn’t listen to science experts, then definitely #TrumpCantRideABike Plus, it takes balance, and the ability to be okay with your hair blowing in the wind.”
I’m pretty sure since he doesn’t listen to science experts, then definitely #TrumpCantRideABike Plus, it takes balance, and the ability to be okay with your hair blowing in the wind. #TrumpThreatensAmerica pic.twitter.com/ufhamPI2SL— Manu Intiraymi (@ManuIntiraymi) August 8, 2020
Things didn’t help when a few hours earlier, Trump made an attack on Biden on Twitter. The president wrote, “Sleepy Joe Biden just agreed with the Radical Left Democrats to raise Taxes by Three Trillion Dollars. Everyone will pay - Will kill your Stocks, 401k’s, and the ECONOMY. BIG CRASH! #MAGA.”
Consequently, a number of Twitter users asked the President if he could ride a bicycle alongside Biden. One of them wrote, “Ride a bike for 10 seconds and post it #TrumpCantRideABike.”,Another wrote, “While Trump attacks Joe Biden for being 'sleepy' here's Joe Biden on a bicycle today. The only thing Trump rides are golf carts #TrumpCantRideABike.”
The trend also spawned a lot of jokes. For example, a Twitter user wrote, “Donald Trump can’t ride a bike, but he can crash an economy.” Another said, “Bicycle?? He can't even out WALK Biden.”
Donald Trump can’t ride a bike, but he can crash an economy.#TrumpCantRideABike— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) August 8, 2020