Biden’s Joke Backfires Badly

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Biden thinks he’s a funny guy.

After President Biden had turned MAGA into an insult for the Republican Party, calling it the “MAGA party” and referring to Trump as the “Great MAGA king,” those on the right have embraced the term turning it into several affirming memes.

In a statement, days after he referred to the GOP as “ultra-MAGA,” Biden remarked, “Under my predecessor, the great MAGA king, the deficit increased every single year he was president.” Biden made the comments at a reportedly $30,000 a head Democratic fundraiser where he boasted about decreasing the deficit.

However, posting to his own social media platform, Truth Social, the former President co-opted the name “MAGA king,” posting an image that depicted him as a sword-wielding ruler from The Lord of the Rings, with the title “The Return of the Great MAGA King.”

Host of Fox’s “The Five,” Geraldo Rivera, noted just how ineffective Biden’s insults have become, saying that he believes “that Biden has such difficulty communicating that even his nicknames [and] smears are ineffective.”

Jesse Watters added that referring to Trump as the “Great MAGA King” was the equivalent of referring to him as “King FOX.”

The group also discussed the likelihood that Trump’s team saw the possibility to turn Biden’s insults into memeable material that his supporters could use.

Watters stated that he was sure Trump’s social media aide Daniel Scavino saw clips of Biden’s remarks and “has like some vicious memes now,” adding that he didn’t “understand where Brandon gets these nicknames. This is a real reach. It’s not natural.”

Watters went on to point out how other attempts at Biden to smear his opponents had backfired, like when he branded those who refused to wear face masks as having “neanderthal thinking.”

Watters concluded his statement, saying that MAGA was no longer all about Trump and that others like Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin embodied “MAGA” precepts without Trump’s presence.