Last week, Joe Biden rolled out a new talking point, accusing Trump supporters and other Republicans of being ‘Ultra-MAGA.’
Biden did not think of this on his own. It was given to him by liberal consultants, who came up with it after months of research.
It has totally backfired.
The Washington Post reports:
Biden sees a new threat: ‘Ultra MAGA’ Republicans
Last Wednesday, during a speech on the economy, President Biden coined a new phrase — “ultra MAGA.”
“Let me tell you about this ultra MAGA agenda,” Biden said, using former president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan — “Make America Great Again” — as a pejorative. “It’s extreme, as most MAGA things are.”
Then, in the subsequent days, Biden and his team continued to hammer Republicans in aggressive terms, attacking them as “MAGA” and “ultra MAGA.” Biden even dismissed his predecessor at one point as “the great MAGA king.”
It took scant time for Republicans to gleefully seize on the moniker as their own, triumphantly elevating it as a brand worthy of celebration. “I am ultra MAGA, and I’m proud of it,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the No. 3 House Republican, after a reporter Wednesday noted that she was “being called ultra MAGA.”
The same day, Trump’s Save America super PAC sent out a fundraising email featuring a $45 T-shirt bearing the image of Trump as Superman — a Trump “T” stretched across his chest rather than Superman’s iconic “S” — flying below the banner of “SUPERMAGA” in a red-and-yellow comic book font.
“Did you hear what Joe Biden called us? He said we were an EXTREME POLITICAL ORGANIZATION. He said we were ULTRA MAGA,” read the email pitch. “Well … If loving your Country and wanting to put AMERICA FIRST makes you ULTRA MAGA, then yes. WE ARE ULTRA MAGA.”
Check out some of the funny Twitter reactions:
Trump dropped a new shirt. Now all I see is Ultra Maga stuff. pic.twitter.com/UiIrek5PYd
— Kambree (@KamVTV) May 10, 2022
BREAKING: Trump is posting “MAGA KING” Memes on Truth Social pic.twitter.com/Z9G4cGsI5L
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 12, 2022
— Andrew Wilkow (@WilkowMajority) May 11, 2022
Proud to be – Ultra MAGA. pic.twitter.com/i4SmfrYHQD
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) May 13, 2022
— Ms. Babette …. (@and_so_it_goes) May 6, 2022