today was the day donald trump finally became president

Today Was The Day Donald Trump Finally Became President

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Today Was The Day Donald Trump Finally Became President is a copypasta usually ironically posted on Twitter when former President Donald Trump makes a controversial blunder or when something negative happens to him. It has also been used to mock pundits who praise Trump when he appears serious and stately compared to his usual self. The copypasta, popularly repeated by comedian Megan Amram, remained popular through Trump's presidency and his numerous legal troubles post-presidency.

Origin

Following the January 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, some political pundits wondered if Trump would elevate from his typically erratic temperament into the more stately demeanor usually required from a President.

On February 28th, 2017, Trump addressed a Joint Session of Congress, during which time he honored the widow of a Navy Seal.[1] In response, CNN pundit Van Jones lauded the gravity with which Trump handled that interaction, saying "He became President of the United States in that moment, period."[2] The sentiment was widely disagreed with on social media. On April 7th, another CNN pundit, Fareed Zakaria, gave a similar take after Trump bombed Syria.[3]

The repetition of this take led Twitter users to turn it into a copypasta. On April 17th, Twitter user @HireMeImFunny[4] sarcastically wrote "Today was the day that Donald Trump became President" after Trump behaved oddly at an Easter event, gaining over 25 retweets and 65 likes in seven years (shown below).


Orli Matlow @HireMeImFunny Today was the day that Donald Trump became president. POLITICO POLITICO @politico Apr 17, 2017 A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs ... and then tosses the hat into the crowd. 0:14 • 12:07 PM Apr 17, 2017 No.

Spread

The person credited with turning the phrase into a meme is Twitter[5] user and comedian @meganamram, who first tweeted "Today was the day Donald Trump became President" on May 15th, 2017,[6] gaining over 240 retweets and 1,800 likes (shown below, top). She then tweeted that exact phrase once a day every day for the remainder of Trump's presidency (2019 examples shown below, bottom).


Megan Amram @meganamram Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 6:49 PM May 17, 2017 Megan Amram @meganamram · Mar 6, 2019 • Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 31 Megan Amram tv13 474 山 @meganamram Mar 5, 2019 Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 35 Megan Amram 1712 580 山 @meganamram · Mar 4, 2019 Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 26 Megan Amram 17 12 459 山 @meganamram · Mar 3, 2019 • Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 34 Megan Amram 1715 467 山 @meganamram · Mar 2, 2019 Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 32 17 19 425 山 ... ☐ 1 ... ☐ 1 ☐ 1

The joke caught on and spread widely on Twitter throughout Trump's presidency and afterward, usually to mock Trump for undignified moments. For example, it was widely tweeted on January 6th, 2021 (example by user @MuskTillDawn[7] shown below, top). On May 30th, 2024, the day Trump became the first former President convicted of a crime in history, it was widely posted on social media (examples shown below, bottom).


Jesse @Musk Till Dawn Today was the day Donald Trump finally became President 6:37 PM Jan 6, 2021 Owen Stidman @owenthewriter ⚫ 20h today was the day donald trump finally became president 27 tl 30 ☐ 1 we who have the ability to have a ☑ of Today was the day Donald trump finally became president as i do @antifa__llc. 21h 172 15 tl 391 ☐ 1 aftersun (2022) truther @homogeniuss · 21h Today was the day Donald Trump finally became president 27 6 Megan Amram @meganamram • 21h l 136 ☐ 1 <] : Today was the day Donald trump finally became president 691 15.5K 40K Ill 2.1M

Various Examples


The New York Cime 100 ly New York Times Pitchbot @DougJBalloon Today is the day that Donald Trump truly became president. 11:48 PM . Mar 30, 2023 311.8K Views 1,172 Retweets 59 Quotes 8,783 Likes 35 Bookmarks ... 3:23 M Post 59% Aaron Huertas @aaronhuertas.bsky.social Follow Today is the day Donald Trump became precedent May 30, 2024 at 2:23 PM 782 reposts 2.6K likes 35 17782 2607 Kristi Yamaguccimane @TheWapplehouse Today was the day Donald trump finally became president SHERIFF FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE PATRICK LABAT : Bryan Behar @bryanbehar Today was the day Donald Trump finally became President. : ... Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I'M COMING AFTER YOU! 5.78k ReTruths 15.7k Likes Aug 04, 2023 at 4:16 PM . . 7:55 PM Aug 4, 2023 2,411 Views Mike Nizza @mikenizza Today was the day Donald Trump finally became president. FREE EVAN NOW Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT⚫ Jan 26 Very notable in Trump's response: no attacks on Carroll. 5:47 PM ⚫ Jan 26, 2024 317.1K Views • : Elizabeth @TheJawnOfTime Today was the day Donald Trump finally became President. The New York Times @nytimes Jun 8, 2023 8 Breaking News: Donald Trump has been indicted in the classified documents case, the first time a former U.S. president has faced federal criminal charges. nyti.ms/3qCSAsm 8:03 PM ⚫ Jun 8, 2023 924 Views

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