Donald Trump returned to the rally scene Saturday evening, bolstering his ego with a crowd of fans in Ohio. The hashtag #Trump2024ToSaveAmerica began to circulate among his supporters. It didn’t last long, though — the hashtag was quickly taken over by social media users happy to explain everything wrong with the idea of another round of Trump presidency.
The timing! Trump returns to the rally circuit just as his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has his law license suspended for election lies, and as the District Attorney for the Southern District of New York moves in and is predicted to be bringing indictments in the next week.
Still, he has a significant fan base, and they began circulating a hashtag in his support: #Trump2024ToSaveAmerica. (Trump has floated the idea of running again but has not officially declared candidacy.)
By evening, pollster Frank Luntz was pointing out that the KPop stans, who have been helping to drown out some of the sycophancy by hijacking far-right hashtags with music videos, hadn’t shown up yet.
The #Trump2024ToSaveAmerica hashtag hasn’t been flooded with KPop videos.
This is a key indicator that the pandemic has subsided and young people are going out on Saturday afternoons again.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) June 26, 2021
It didn’t take too long for the gap to be filled though — with memes, photoshops comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, reminders of just how bad Trump was in office, clips highlighting the worst bits of the rally, and warnings that these rallies are just another grift to cover Trump’s financial struggles.
— 😷—((( Freddy Atton )))—😷 (@freddyatton) June 27, 2021
Trump is disoriented. He thinks the vote was stolen in Montana (which he won). It’s embarrassing that someone this brain damaged has damaged America so badly #TRUMP2024ToSaveAmerica #TakeBackAmerica #TrumpRally https://t.co/FoNqcdCBqi
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) June 27, 2021
Trump just needs more money to keep paying his lawyer fees and y’all flipping the bill. Y’all embarrassing. He’ll never be president again.
— sourcherry 🍒 (@mxnjkr) June 26, 2021
I am, right at this moment, sitting at a bar, vaccinated, not wearing a mask, and planning my next vacation. None of those things were possible at the end of the former guy’s term! But, yeah, #TRUMP2024ToSaveAmerica?!? At this point, liking Trump is a really quick IQ test! 😁
— Rob Wiscount (@rwisc) June 26, 2021
— janetc (@janetc94016476) June 26, 2021
— 💙🦅 Anis Jerbi 🦅💙 (@ArtistAJ17) June 27, 2021
— VAXXED SPOCKGIRL 🖖🏼 (@TheSpockgirl) June 27, 2021
Trump keeps on holding rallies to radicalize people,to incite his braindead supporters into another insurrection attempt, or widespread violence against minorities & Demos at the very least
— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) June 27, 2021
There are still Trump supporters using the hashtag and praising the rally — such as the Iowa Young Republicans.
— Iowa Young Republicans 🇺🇸 🐘 (@YoungIowaGOP) June 27, 2021
However, they’re fewer and farther between, with #Trump2020ToSaveAmerica being utterly flooded with anti-Trump memes, clips, and views.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com