To quote a darling of the left, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.” — Saul Alinsky
His trolling must really have rattled some cages since the video has since been disabled. Here’s a description of what it contained, before getting pulled.
It opened with the video in which Biden claimed never to have spoken with his son about overseas business associates. Then it cut to the Nickleback video … ‘look at this photograph’, where the lead singer is holding out a photo. The camera pans to the photo to reveal the photo of Biden, his son, and a business exec from Burisma on the golf course.
Whoever complained about this obviously never heard of the Streisand effect!
What a day for Nickelback. They should have been happy being relevant for a day, but no. https://t.co/cuRyRRLGwp
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) October 3, 2019
The video was removed with a copyright claim, but it’s unclear if it was the band itself or the record label, producers, etc. who filed the complaint to Twitter.
Never fear — the internet is truly forever. Many rightwingers were concerned that this very thing would happen and encouraged people to save the video to post again later.
Alex from Turning Point USA has posted it several times using his Twitter account:
President Trump Tweeted this Meme
Twitter took it down.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) October 3, 2019
President Trump is a classic example of what has come to be known as a political ‘happy warrior’. He shares that trait with such prominent figures Ronald Reagan and Andrew Breitbart.
While he’s in the center of a political maelstrom created with the specific purpose of removing him from office, he’s hitting back, and having a good time while he does it.
It’s a particularly savage cut to use Nickleback to mock his political opponent. But he did it with lethal effectiveness. And in so doing, he brought attention to a story the Media(D) would rather see buried.
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH! pic.twitter.com/QQYTqG4KTt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
It all hinges on that time Biden bragged about his own significance by telling a foreign leader who he had to fire if he didn’t want to lose a billion dollars in funding. The Ukrainian investigator that was fired — Viktor Shokin — has claimed under oath that this was directly related to the fact he was investigating the company Hunter Biden worked for.
Biden doubled down by pretending he had no contact with the company, Barisma, hadn’t even spoken to his son about them. The reason this meme is so devastating is the words of the song deliver devastatingly evidence catching Biden in a lie with a hilarious zing. That’s hard to counter.
Trump’s favorite meme creator, Carpe Donktum praised the White House media team for the video.
I'm just so damn proud right now of the WH media team, the baby bird has left the nest and spread it's wings.
Fly high you beautiful meme eagle. https://t.co/7V6AHZ2fMJ
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) October 2, 2019
Then, he mocked the left.
Pelosi: Dems are so stupid, I bet I can make them try to impeach you with a Biden corruption scandal.
Trump: I bet I can crush your coup and make Nickleback trend at the same time, hold my diet Coke. https://t.co/7V6AHZ2fMJ
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) October 2, 2019
And the pile-on continued:
I can’t think of anything more #MAGA than weaponizing Nickelback
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 3, 2019
Make Nickelback Great Again #Trump2020
— John Pence (@jepence) October 2, 2019
This is just incredibly good posting, like we have to go beyond our partisan identities and come together across the aisle to recognize what a great post this is https://t.co/GVz2Y2v0mY
— dylan matthews (@dylanmatt) October 2, 2019
If you can't laugh at this, regardless of your politics, you have a heart of stone. https://t.co/9hkQyJZo5u
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 2, 2019
Some people just go through life with a broke funnybone, though.
Okay, this is peak Trump Twitter, and it is glorious https://t.co/scRoTW9DW0
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 2, 2019
Fact check: True.
THIS IS THE BEST TWEET IN THE HISTORY OF TWITTER https://t.co/XicvGNyhum
— Caleb SkHull 💀🎃👻 (@CalebJHull) October 2, 2019
So very satisfying. And knowing how much it’s going to irritate the left only makes it better.
We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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