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Whether you support Trump or despise him, his time in office has revolutionized the way people interact with politicians through social media and the internet. Since the Trump administration has been filled with chaos (coronavirus, impeachment trials, muslim ban, fake new, etc.) it can be hard to keep track of the memorable moments, so we’re here to remind you.

Petty Joe Biden (November 2016)

Before Joe Biden became the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential election, he was the star of the “Petty Biden” meme trend. Everyone knew President Obama and Vice President Biden weren’t thrilled about the Presidential election results of 2016, so Gen Z did what Gen Z does best: we turned the political tension into an internet sensation. While Petty Biden didn’t technically take place during the Trump Administration, I still credit his administration for the content since it was created as a reaction to his Presidency (and he was the butt of the joke 90% of the time). Some of the Petty Biden memes are so funny they don’t feel like they’re four years old. 

Here are my favorites:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNRJfUqj9Xz/        

https://twitter.com/Crutnacker/status/797985421032464385?s=20

https://twitter.com/hellojcqln/status/797744574353539072?s=20

https://twitter.com/G20inNews/status/797555323666108417?s=20

https://twitter.com/ZandarVTS/status/797829274573144064?s=20

https://twitter.com/dannyfangton/status/797145251223900161?s=20

https://twitter.com/Thomas_A_Moore/status/797584838983303168?s=20

https://twitter.com/InternetPalace/status/797912615464751104?s=20

https://twitter.com/Crutnacker/status/797671367869104129?s=20

Covfefe (May 2017)

In May of 2017 President Trump tweeted, “Despite the negative press covfefe,” and his typo went viral. Instead of deleting the tweet or admitting that it was obviously a typo the Trump administration doubled down on his mistake by claiming “I think the President and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant” which made the meme 10x funnier. There is nothing more Trump than lying about the “secret meaning” of something that was obviously an accident. 

Here are my favorites: 

https://twitter.com/mskristinawong/status/869782959473152000?s=20

https://twitter.com/K_JeanPierre/status/869934663288184835?s=20

https://i.redd.it/ucxbf8silw0z.jpg

https://twitter.com/exdli/status/869776014020419584?s=20

https://twitter.com/ChrisCubas/status/869781466984656896?s=20

https://twitter.com/maxprobably/status/869811253161545728?s=20

https://twitter.com/gregpizarrojr/status/869949522574688256?s=20

https://i.imgur.com/Ym5PKa5.jpeg

Thank you Kanye, very cool! (April 2018)

The internet has long been aware of the strange friendship between President Trump and Kanye West. No one is quite sure what exactly they have in common other than their mutual obsession with Twitter, but somehow they make it work (in a bizarrely comical and awkward way). In 2018, Kanye yet again voiced his support for the President, and instead of responding like a normal person, Trump retweeted it with the caption “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” as if he were talking to a second grader. 

Here are my favorites:

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/366/199/999.jpg

https://images.app.goo.gl/2PXtce4pKhkqQ2Ti7

https://i.imgur.com/rqZN5FI.jpg

https://twitter.com/ShitpostBot5000/status/1085688201006723072?s=20

https://pics.awwmemes.com/donald-j-trump-realdonaldtrump-thank-you-kanye-very-cool-kanye-64632312.png

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiFtZUGF6sc/

Fast Food Feast (January 2019)

Instead of providing the Clemson Tigers a state-of-the-art dining experience when they visited the White House, Trump decided to serve a buffet of fast food which he was proudly photographed next to. The picture became a meme out of its sheer ridiculousness.  

Here are my favorites:

https://twitter.com/MattOswaltVA/status/1085007661425250305?s=20

https://twitter.com/TheDweck/status/1085003233662124032?s=20

https://twitter.com/itsonlyzach/status/1085000281526583296?s=20

https://twitter.com/KyleAMadson/status/1084965671681720321?s=20

https://twitter.com/wkamaubell/status/1084970001226821633?s=20

https://twitter.com/BarkyBoogz/status/1084963995226902529?s=20

https://twitter.com/adamrbloom/status/1084992393546354688?s=20

World War 3 (January 2020)

When Trump ordered a drone strike on Iran, Gen Z coped with the terror by making memes about the impending World War. Sometimes the internet’s best content is produced out of hilarity as a coping mechanism for sheer terror and this was definitely one of those moments. 

Here are my favorites: 

https://twitter.com/elijah_ayers/status/1212955922227707906?s=20

https://twitter.com/ylo_gang_/status/1213133172327759872?s=20

https://twitter.com/KallixVA/status/1213224874644144128?s=20

https://twitter.com/dgceltics9/status/1213084411924819969?s=20

https://twitter.com/yfn_demarkus/status/1212968952516599808?s=20

https://www.tiktok.com/@rihannasroach/video/6777589604049554694

Maggie's pronouns are she/her. She is currently studying Psychology at American University. Her interests include makeup, fighting for equality, and all things creative.
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