Can't Stump the Trump
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"Can't Stump the Trump" is a slogan often used by supporters of the 2016 Republican presidential primary candidate Donald Trump, indicating that he is incapable of being flustered or defeated by critics.
While the exact origin of the phrase is unclear, the earliest known use of the expression was posted to the /pol/ (politically incorrect) board on 4chan on June 15th, 2015 (shown below).
On July 28th, 2015, the conservative news site The Ralph Retort published an article titled "Can't Stump the Trump," which lauded Trump's ability to deflect criticism. On August 9th, YouTuber ZarosTemplar uploaded a montage parody titled "Can't Stump the Trump," featuring footage of Trump from the first 2016 Republican presidential debate (shown below, left). On August 26th, YouTuber Can't Stump the Trump uploaded a video titled "Can't Stump the Trump (Volume 1)," containing footage of Trump dismissing a Univision reported during a press conference (shown below, right).
On September 26th, Redditor Townidiot submitted a Facebook comment screenshot titled "Can't Stump the Trump," which refuted the authenticity of an image macro claiming the Simpsons predicted Trump's run for presidency many years prior (shown below). Within three weeks, the post gained over 4,900 votes (93% upvoted) and 180 comments on the /r/quityourbullshit subreddit.
On October 13th, 2015, Trump tweeted an illustration of himself as Pepe the Frog along with a link to a montage parody titled "Can't Stump the Trump (Volume 4)". In less than 24 hours, the tweet gathered upwards of 3,000 favorites and 2,800 retweets. The same day, the news sites RealClear Politics and Vocativ published articles about the online reaction to the tweet.
 4plebs – Cant Stump the Trump
 Ralph Retort- Cant Stump the Trump
 Reddit – Cant stump the trump
 YouTube – Cant Stump the Trump Volume 4
 Real Clear Politics – Donald Trump Embraces Chan Fans
 Vocativ – Donald Trump Embraces 4chan Fans
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