Joe Biden, aka Captain Demento has no moves, so he must try to steal moves. And that’s what he tried recently.
Leftists hate Trump’s tweets. Because they are effective. But even more effective is Trump’s nicknaming opponents.
Trump makes nicknaming look effortless, however it takes experience with branding. And we all know that Trump knows how to brand. His uncanny ability to brand and make it stick baffles Leftists.
Still, Biden tried to take a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook. So the former vice president and possible Democrat presidential nominee nicknamed Trump, “President Tweety.”
“Trump is out there tweeting again this morning. I call him ‘President Tweety,’”
Biden made his comments during a speech to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Victory Fund. He also attempted to ridicule something Trump wrote on twitter, “reopen the country”. Biden mused:
“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. It’s there. It’s been passed.”
Heard anybody use the term “President Tweety”?
If only being clever and nicknaming were as easy as Trump makes it look.
Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “Pocahontas”; an obvious reference for her debunked claim of Native American heritage. One could argue that Trump putting Warren on front street cost her her political career, as Trump forced Warren to fight the accusation.
Warren’s next move ironically proved Trump right, as her DNA confirmed that Warren was less than 1/1024 Native American.
Trump understands the power of ridicule. And nicknames that stick resonate with power.
During the campaign, Trump decimated the early favorite, calling Jeb Bush “Low Energy Jeb.” Bush couldn’t overcome the accusations, because Bush was indeed low energy.
Trump observes; better than most. He has to. Because in order to write the art of the deal, you must know people. Trump observes even the smallest of nuance, like a good poker player.
During the campaign, Trump targeted others. He referred to Marco Rubio as “Little Marco”, a moniker that exposed Rubio as a boy among men. Trump noticed how Rubio acted like a precocious child during debates. Trump ruined Rubio, as it was difficult to see Rubio as anything but “Little Marco”, after Trump pointed his nicknaming wit in Rubio’s direction.
During the presidential election of 2016, Trump coined Hillary Clinton, “Crooked Hillary”. Clinton never recovered. The moniker highlighted what America really thought of Hillary Clinton and what history will bear out.
Understand that Trump doesn’t limit nicknames to candidates he faces. He attacks those who attack him.
For example, Trump gave disgraced former FBI Director James Comey the nickname, “Lyin’ Leakin’ James Comey”. These names may seem obvious, but name-shaming involves some art.
“Jeff Flakey,” “Head Clown Chuck Schumer,” and “Mad Maxine Waters” are a few others Trump branded effectively.
Biden, on the other hand sucks at branding. President Tweety?! Seriously. As if that would stop Trump. Needless to say, the moniker by Biden didn’t stick.
But I do issue a word of warning to Biden: Trump has many names planned for him.
Creepy Joe has already taken shape. But let’s not forget Joey “Fingers”, a name I gave Biden after learning about Tara Reade (and I’m sure others). And one that Trump might not use, but others will: Captain Demento. Again, one my team started. A nickname Americans will embrace as soon as Biden debates Trump.