During the 2016 election, then-candidate Donald Trump found a foothold in the race as an outsider, threatening to completely change the way that Washington operates not only politically, but semantically as well.
One of the first indications that this was going to be a different sort of presidency was the fact that Trump had no problem bestowing nicknames upon his political opponents, from “Crooked” Hillary Clinton to “Lying” Ted Cruz. This was a way for Trump’s supporters to be constantly reminded of the abbreviated nature of their character, without President Trump having to constantly remind everyone of the underlying premise of the insinuation.
This practice continued well into Trump’s presidency as well, most notably with “Pencil Neck” Adam Schiff and “Sleepy” Joe Biden.
Biden, who is the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee set to face Trump in November, has now tried his hand at the nickname game…and it hasn’t gone so well.
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.”
But his lack of a knack for nicknames is the least of Biden’s concerns, as an increasingly credible sexual assault allegation by a former staffer threatens his entire candidacy.
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