With the 2020 election coming to an end and possibly bringing the world to shambles along with it, there is no better time to look back at the memes about the presidential race. Through ups and downs, highs and lows, flies and wind, the Presidential Race Memes subreddit has given laughter to the world in times of sadness and document-based question sources for AP U.S. History students for years to come.
Bringing together “Creepy Joe” and debate fly memes, this rendition of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the fly atop Vice President Mike Pence’s head during the vice presidential debate reached across the aisle into everyone’s hearts. Featuring the most important member of what was considered an otherwise normal debate, the fly meme gave students across campus something they could mention to prove to their parents that they actually paid attention to the debate (instead of just using it as a drinking game).
After months of underplaying the threat of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump reported that he had tested positive in early October. Twitter was subsequently flooded with memes mocking the president and his previous actions. It turns out that refusing to wear a mask means you might be susceptible to the disease!
One of the more absurd claims Trump has made during his campaign is that he has done more for Black people than any other president besides Abraham Lincoln. Calling that an exaggeration would probably be an understatement.
Like many UC Berkeley students, Trump seems to have spent his quarantine rewatching the iconic animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” His recent claim that wind power is too expensive shows his close connection to the show’s protagonist, Aang! I wonder if his “What kind of bender am I” quiz results actually said he was an airbender or if he just wanted to seem cool?
Biden has frequently used the word “malarkey” in presidential debates and campaign speeches during this election cycle. While many Americans might not be certain as to what he is commenting on, Biden has certainly committed himself to fight against malarkey for this nation.
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