Joe Biden’s campaign is joining Truth Social to troll Republican rival Donald Trump on his social media platform
Joe Biden’s campaign team joined Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social on Monday and spent the first twelve hours happily trolling Trump.
‘Good. Let’s see how this goes. Converts welcome!’ read the first message.
The account was set up to capture the interest of the meme-literate, internet-savvy, largely pro-Trump crowd on the platform.
The profile image was Biden with red laser eyes – an image known as “Dark Brandon.”
The name came from a meme that originally started as a right-wing slogan, “Let’s Go Brandon” – coded as a replacement for “F*** Joe Biden.” It has now become an inside joke for Biden’s supporters.
The account, @BidenHQ, states: “Just the facts, Jack. A project of Biden-Harris 2024.”
Joe Biden’s team joined Truth Social, Donald Trump’s social media network, on Monday
Biden’s campaign team spent Monday trolling Trump on his own social media platform
The page is captioned “Malarkey Ends Here” – a reference to Biden’s signature rejection of nonsense, and his “No Malarkey Tour” on the 2020 campaign trail.
Throughout Monday, the account tweeted snippets of Trump being mocked or criticized by his fellow Republicans.
Their second post featured a video in which Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, once Trump’s top rival for the 2024 Republican nomination, said: “(Donald Trump) owes it to you to defend his record, putting 7 added $8 trillion to the debt. That formed the basis for the inflation we have now.’
Nikki Haley, a presidential rival who is rapidly rising in the polls, praised ‘President Biden for his international leadership: ‘Give credit where credit is due.’
The team posted a video of John Kelly, a retired four-star general whose son was killed fighting in Afghanistan, and who was shocked by Trump’s behavior in the White House.
‘Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly confirms that Trump called US service members ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’, refused to visit their graves and that he didn’t want to be seen with amputated veterans because ‘it doesn’t look good’. for me.”‘
Another message highlighted Trump’s praise last week for the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, and the widespread condemnation Trump’s comments received — including from presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott.
‘Tim Scott, asked about Trump praising Hezbollah as ‘smart’: terrible. Those comments are not helpful. They’re going in the wrong direction.’
Rob Flaherty, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, said on X that taking a chance on Truth Social was pure entertainment.
“The nice thing about campaigns is that sometimes you just do things for fun,” he said.
Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said: “(Biden’s) continued spread of disinformation to deceive the American people and distract from his disastrous record will not work, and they will be forgotten.”