It is President Donald Trump’s birthday. 

On Friday, June 14, in honor of the Republican president’s special occasion, 1000’s of individuals used a hashtag to troll him, and it rapidly went viral.

It began when an govt producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” referred to as on his followers to assist Trump rejoice by making the hashtag #JohnMcCainDay a trending matter. 

“Let’s rejoice @realDonaldTrump’s birthday at this time by having #JohnMcCainDay development,” Lassner tweeted. “I’m certain this might imply loads to patriot like Donald Trump. #JohnMcCainDay”

Early Friday morning, the subject celebrating the late Arizona senator took off within the U.S. with greater than 51,000 tweets utilizing the hashtag. 

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Responses to Lassner’s tweet various.

Some criticized him for “enjoying infantile video games on social media,” whereas others shared photographs of McCain giving a thumbs up. 

Canadian-American singer Kaya Jones writes: “You’re a producer who makes a very good residing and has a mega job but you spend your time enjoying infantile video games on social media with a sitting President.”

Jones’ tweet acquired 600 likes. 

Some folks used the hashtag to mirror on the Navy veteran’s contributions to American historical past, sharing quotes and specialists from books McCain wrote.

Twitter person Molly McKew shared a quote from McCain’s memoir, “The Stressed Wave.”

“We have been born to like, and we have been born to have the braveness for it. So be courageous – the remainder is straightforward,” McKew tweeted. Twitter person Claude Call shared a quote from McCain that reads: “Our nice energy doesn’t imply we are able to do no matter we would like at any time when we would like, nor ought to we assume we’ve got all of the knowledge and information essential to succeed.”

There’s additionally a petition on Change.org to acknowledge June 14th as John McCain Day. The petition has over 500 signatures to date. 

Trump hasn’t shied away from criticizing the late senator, even after demise.

In 2015, Trump explicitly argued that McCain was not a struggle hero as a result of he was a prisoner of struggle in Vietnam for greater than 5 years. McCain died in August 2018 following a battle with mind most cancers.

In March 2019, Trump said he never liked the Arizona senator over variations that included Russia and well being care. “I used to be by no means a fan of John McCain and I by no means will probably be,” Trump advised reporters on the White Home. 

Comply with Dalvin Brown on Twitter: @Dalvin_Brown

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