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Regardless of what you think of Trump, he has undeniably been a great source for memes during the late 2010s and early 2020s. Memes for the 2020 election and the transition of power between Trump and Biden can be found here.
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     2016 (Presidential Election) 

Republican Primaries

  • In general:
  • Marco Rubio:
    • "Let's dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing."Explanation 
    • Thanks to Donald Trump, he is now forever likely to be known as "Little Marco".
    • "Sad Marco Rubio" also became popular, particularly in the wake of his primary defeat in Florida.
  • Jeb Bush:
    • Portraying Jeb as a Memetic Woobie getting bullied by the other presidential candidates, especially Donald Trump. Largely due to these videos.
    • Please clap.Explanation 
    • Jeb!Explanation 
    • Foolish guac bowl merchant.Explanation 
    • "High/low-energy [X]".Explanation 
    • A weird meme has been to post Jeb winning whatever election is in the news recently with 100% of the vote.
    • That's What She Said Explanation 
  • Ted Cruz:
    • Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.explanation 
    • Ted Cruz's "TrusTED" campaign slogan immediately got mutated into "HaTED", "DisgusTED", and other similar adjectives.
    • "Lyin' Ted!"explanation 
    • Sad Ted Cruz Explanation 
  • John Kasich:
    • In case you forgot, John Kasich wants to remind you his father was a mailman.
    • Very much like Jeb Bush, John Kasich is portrayed as Memetic Woobie by virtue of being always ignored (notably, the moderators of the ABC Republican debate forgot to introduce him). Many liberals and Democrats saw Kasich as the Only Sane Man or Token Good Teammate among the Republican candidates for his easygoing demeanor, moderate stances on social issues like gay marriage and immigration, and subsequent refusal to back Donald Trump. The fact he was reportedly offered (but refused) the job of VP with the perks of setting both foreign and domestic policy has increased his reputation among many.
  • "You're gonna win so much you may even get tired of winning."Explanation 

Democratic Primaries

  • Hillary Clinton:
    • BENGHAZI Explanation 
    • EMAILS Explanation 
    • "HRC". Explanation 
    • "Woman Card" Explanation 
    • Delete your account. Explanation 
    • "I may have short-circuited…"Explanation 
    • #IllaryClinton Explanation 
  • Bernie Sanders:
    • "Feel the Bern"Explanation 
      • Supporters of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson have run with this by using "Feel the Johnson".
    • "Bernie or Hillary? Be informed. Compare them on the issues that matter." Explanation 
    • Birdie SandersExplanation 
    • Bernie Bros/BrocialistsExplanation 
    • Here's how Bernie can still winExplanation 
  • Martin O'Malley:
    • Unidentified manExplanation 

Democratic National Convention

  • BALLOONS 8D Explanation 
  • Tim Kaine, America's Step-Dad.Explanation 
  • "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons." Explanation 
  • "You have sacrificed nothing, and no one." Explanation 

General Election

  • GOD-EMPEROR OF MANKIND Explanation 
  • Due to an unfortunate expression on his face while endorsing Donald Trump, Chris Christie inspired the "#FreeChrisChristie" meme, to the point where Christie himself asked people to knock it off.
  • RELEASE YOUR TAX RETURNS!Explanation 
  • Love Trumps Hate Explanation 
  • The best people Explanation 
  • PIVOT! Explanation 
  • Says who? Explanation 
  • #RyeRollExplanation 
  • CNN's increasing disdain for Donald Trump's surrogates has been a popular topic on social media sites. Highlights include Anderson Cooper comparing Trump surrogates to 9/11 truthers, Don Lemon laughing in Trump supporter Gina Louden's face when she couldn't name three black people involved in Trump's campaign, and pretty much everything Jake Tapper does. Even the on-screen chyrons are getting in on the act.
  • Katrina Pierson:
    • #KatrinaPiersonHistoryExplanation 
    • ArmrestsExplanation 
  • iPhone vs. AndroidExplanation 
  • Taco Trucks on Every Corner Explanation 
  • Skittles Explanation 
  • Mazel Tov Cocktail Explanation 
  • Jill, Not Hill Explanation 
  • Donald Trump frequently turns criticisms other make of him towards Hillary (accusing her of having a bad temperament, calling her a bigot and crazy, and implying Hillary is unfaithful to Bill) leading many critics to comment about Trump engaging in serious psychological projection. Explanation 
  • There exists an infamous Reddit fan page for Donald Trump called the r/TheDonald. For just 1 year, it became quite memetic in its own right to the point that it got mentioned in the news.
    • Under budget, Ahead of Schedule Explanation 
    • CTR Explanation 
    • r/redacted Explanation 
    • Fuck u/spez Explanation 
    • Based (insert anybody) Explanation 
    • The Wall got 10 feet higher Explanation 
    • ?th Dimensional Chess Explanation 
    • #DraftOurDaughters Explanation 
    • The Biggest Loser is the Hoaxing Media Explanation 
  • From the 2016 Presidential debates:
    • Sniffling Trump.Explanation 
    • “Wrong!” Explanation 
    • "Okay! Woo!" *small dance*Explanation 
    • 3 AM tweetsExplanation 
  • John Podesta’s risotto recipe Explanation 
  • “You need a public and private position…” Explanation 
  • GOP Civil War Explanation 
  • Jokes and observations about Russian interference with the election by the DNC, especially targeting Wikileaks for allegedly getting its leaks from Russian hackers. This, in turn, due to Donald Trump's reluctance to disavow Vladimir Putin, praise him as a "strong leader", and claims of knowing Putin (when he's not denying it), spawned the idea of a creepy Bromance between the two. The fact that a number of current and former members of his campaign staff have strong ties to the Russian government doesn't help.
  • The 2016 Town Hall presidential debate inspired a few:
    • Ken Bone Explanation 
    • Due to the format of the debate (both candidates holding their own microphones and allowed to roam the stage at their leisure), several official pictures made it look as though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were singing a love ballad. Eventually it got to the point where it was fairly easy to make a music video for "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" just using debate footage.
    • Donald Trump having a tendency to loom behind Clinton when waiting for his turn reminded several net denizens of a horror movie Stalker Without a Crush. Now scored by Danny Elfman.
    • After Donald Trump reminded Muslim Americans to “report when they see something going on", the hashtag #MuslimsReportStuff took off on Twitter, beginning with "I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri" (which got nearly 200,000 likes) and often consisted of Muslims reporting irrelevant things and potential Islamophobia instead of the threats of Muslim terrorism.
  • From the third presidential debate:
    • "We have some bad hombres here, and we're gonna get 'em out." explanation 
    • "Such a nasty woman."explanation 
    • While Clinton was [X], Trump was [Y].explanation 
    • #TrumpBookReport. explanation 
  • #MormonMafia explanation 
    • Egg McMuffin explanation 
  • When they go low, we go high!explanation 
    • Don't boo, vote! explanation 
  • Economic anxiety explanation 
  • "Basket of deplorables." explanation 
  • The FBI is now probing Clinton's emails thanks to Weiner's sexting...explanation 
  • Biden and Obama photos.explanation 
  • "TFE." explanation 
  • "THIS IS NOT NORMAL." explanation 
  • Triggering the Libs Explanation 
  • "Hillary won the popular vote." explanation 
  • How wild it is watching the election from Europe: Unhip Old Lady vs. Cool Grampa vs. Racist Piece of Corn vs. a serial killer? explanation 
  • Comparing the presidential candidates to characters from fictional franchises — usually with Bernie Sanders as the good guy, Hillary Clinton as a polarizing Wild Card, and the Republicans as villains (with Donald Trump usually paired to the most evil character of the bunch). E.g. a popular one called "Choose" compared Trump to The Joker and Hillary to Two-Face, with Sanders as Batman.
  • Anti-Trumpers often mock him by posting unflattering photos of him, with this one being the most popular.
  • [random video game name] to the polls! explanation 
  • Spicy boi explanation 
  • "That hurricane was trying to protect us".explanation 

     2017 
  • Sad! Explanation 
  • "You are fake news."explanation 
  • Snowflake-in-Chief/President SnowflakeExplanation 
  • Nicknamer-in-Chief Explanation 
  • From Trump's inauguration:
    • Richard Spencer getting punched to music.Explanation 
      • And piggybacking on this - "Is it okay to punch a Nazi?"
    • #SpicerFacts/#AlternativeFacts Explanation 
    • They had to get Barry from EastEnders Explanation 
    • Charlotte Church thinks you're a tyrantExplanation 
    • Bush's ponchoExplanation 
    • "That was some weird shit."Explanation 
  • From the January 2017 Women's Marches:
    • #Resist Explanation 
    • "My pussy's made of steel!" Explanation 
    • "I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House..."Explanation 
  • Conservative Generation Z Explanation 
  • Two Scoops Explanation 
  • Donald Trump's Executive Orders.explanation 
  • Monday Night Massacreexplanation 
  • Sally Yates.explanation 
  • Bowling Green massacreexplanation 
  • Merrick Garlandexplanation 
  • "Dress Like A Woman"explanation 
  • Betsy DeVosexplanation 
  • Suicide Squad explanation 
  • Flat Rodney Davis.
  • #LetLizSpeak/#ShePersistedexplanation 
  • Frederick Douglass.explanation 
  • Nordstromexplanation 
  • Kompromat.explanation 
  • #LastNightInSweden explanation 
  • Obamacare vs. Trumpcare explanation 
    • Obamacare vs. Affordable Care Act explanation 
  • Paul Ryan's PowerPoint presentation.explanation 
  • #KillTheBill explanation 
  • Tapping the microwave.explanation 
  • The entire "He will not divide us" incident.explanation 
  • Jon SoloExplanation 
  • #WithFewExceptions explanation 
  • Sean Spicer hiding in the bushes explanation 
    • James Comey hiding in the curtains explanation 
  • "BUT HER EMAILS!"Explanation 
    • Buttery males. Explanation 
    • Donald Trump Jr's emails Explanation 
    • Trump contradicting himself.Explanation 
  • "Cultural Enrichment" Explanation 
  • SETH RICH Explanation 
  • Trump's handshakes. Explanation 
  • Trump’s glowing orb Explanation 
  • Sad Pope FrancisExplanation 
  • Trump shoving the President of Montenegro out of the way to be at the front of the 2017 G7 summit pack.
  • Greg Gianforte, the body-slamming candidate.Explanation 
  • Covfefe Explanation 
  • Reality Winner Explanation 
  • Literal Fake News Explanation 
  • Modern Day Presidential Explanation 
  • Chris Christie on the beach Explanation 
  • Trump wrestling CNN Explanation 
    • #CNNBlackmail Explanation 
  • Ty Cobb Explanation 
  • Kellyanne Conway's Cards Explanation 
  • Tropical Storms Don and Hilary Explanation 
  • "I'm more of a frontstabbing person" Explanation 
  • "I'm not Steve Bannon trying to suck his own ***." Explanation 
  • A child named Pickle Explanation 
  • John McCain thumbs down Explanation 
  • RNC PR BS Explanation 
  • THE MOOCH IS LOOSE!Explanation 
  • "A Great Day In the White House!"Explanation 
    • "No chaos, just great energy" Explanation 
  • IT'S MUELLER TIME/HURRY UP MUELLERExplanation 
  • Local Milk People Explanation 
  • Fire and FuryExplanation 
    • And a spin-off due to an unfortunate typo on a newspaper - "Fire and Furry".
    • The phrase later became the title of Michael Wolff's book about the Trump administration.
  • John DelaneyExplanation 
    • His resemblance to Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf (if he were balding) has also been commented on.
  • Trump looking at the eclipse.Explanation 
  • VerritExplanation 
  • Ted Cruz and TwitterExplanation 
  • Hillary's Book Explanation 
  • Rocket Man Explanation 
    • Dotard Explanation 
  • Nambia Explanation 
  • #TakeAKnee Explanation 
  • The Hospitalized Senator Explanation 
  • Hurricane Maria:
    • "Big water. Ocean water." Explanation 
    • "You threw our budget a little out of whack" Explanation 
    • Trump throwing paper towels at hurricane survivors. Explanation 
  • Thoughts and prayers Explanation 
    • Now is not the time to talk about gun control!Explanation 
  • Very fine people Explanation 
  • Adult day care center.Explanation 
  • Special prosecutor Robert Mueller starting to press his first charges in the Russian electoral interference case brought along a few:
    • Men Are Getting ArrestedExplanation 
    • The Professor, in the [X], with the [Y]!Explanation 
    • Cheeseburger emojis Explanation 
    • Trump Administration Season Ending Explanation 
  • Why would (insert blank) insult me by telling me (insert) when I would never call him (insert)?Explanation 
  • Fake Melania. Explanation 
  • Impeach HillaryExplanation 
  • "God bless the United Shashtes."/Trump's DenturesExplanation 
  • A slew of these came out when Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate election - the first time in 25 years that the State had elected a Democrat to the position - most of which related to his alleged ephebophilia.
    • "Roy Moore preferred the night when it was young."Explanation 
    • Save SassyExplanation 
    • The needle.Explanation 
    • Ted Crockett's blank stare.Explanation 
    • Bussing in voters. Explanation 
  • Matthew Spencer Petersen.Explanation 
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     2018 
  • Gorilla Channel. Explanation 
  • Stable genius.Explanation 
  • "Shithole country"Explanation 
  • Norway called. They don't have their F52s.Explanation 
  • Fake News Awards.Explanation 
  • Trump "working".Explanation 
  • State of the Uniom.Explanation 
  • "Cadet Bone Spurs"Explanation 
  • DJ Explanation 
  • "I hear you" Explanation 
  • "REXIT" Explanation 
  • Stormy Daniels Explanation 
  • "Bowling ball tests" Explanation 
  • "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" Explanation 
  • 2018 Easter Egg Roll. Explanation 
    • "This incredible house or building." Explanation 
    • Tippy Top Shape. Explanation 
    • Shocked Easter Bunny. Explanation 
  • Lawyer problems Explanation 
  • "John Barron/John Miller/David Dennison" Explanation 
  • The Trump-Macron bromance Explanation 
  • Rudy Giuliani Explanation 
  • Trump's Nobel peace prize Explanation 
  • Ambien made me do it!Explanation 
  • Melania's Missing! Explanation 
  • The Eagles disaster Explanation 
  • Editing this photo from the G7 summit.
  • Space Force Explanation 
  • Family Separation Crisis:
  • "#TreasonSummit"Explanation 
    • "Well, X said he didn't do it..."Explanation 
  • Brooch warfare Explanation 
  • To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! Explanation 
  • "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!"Explanation 
  • Needing your ID to buy groceries.Explanation 
  • Truth isn't truth. Explanation 
  • Individual 1 Explanation 
  • Plaid shirt guy.Explanation 
  • Anomynoush Explanation 
  • Toad from Mario Kart Explanation 
  • "Didn't expect that reaction, but that's okay."Explanation 
  • Brett Kavanaugh:
    • "I like beer."Explanation 
    • "What's a 'devil's triangle'?" "... drinking game."Explanation 
    • Boofing. Explanation 
  • "By a sleazebag lawyer named Aviante!"Explanation 
  • The Presidential AlertExplanation 
  • NPC WojakExplanation 
  • #ThisIsMyLane Explanation (TW: graphic violence) 
  • Finns raking. Explanation 
  • Smocking Gun Explanation 
  • Lawnmowing Kid Explanation 
  • Be Best Explanation 
  • Melanie Explanation 
  • Scott Free Explanation 

     2019 
  • Serving McDonald's Explanation 
  • Roger Stone's arrest spawned a slew of these, portraying him as a Card-Carrying Villain. Not helping matters for Stone is the reason for his arrest being witness tampering after he threatened to kill a witness's dog. He was found guilty that November, but Trump commuted his sentence the following July.
    • His Hero Worship of Richard Nixon note .
    • Then there are his... eccentric fashion choices, which can be best described as being akin to a Batman villain.
    • Add to that his eccentric wardrobe, with people commenting that he often looked like a Dick Tracy villain, or that he was also charged with attempting to kidnap Bruce Wayne.
  • "You weren't supposed to do that!" Explanation 
  • "I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do it much faster."Explanation 
  • Sir, they’re not cages. Explanation 
  • Tim Apple Explanation 
    • And in the fallout from that - "I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words." Yes, really.
  • #BeButterExplanation 
  • George Conway Explanation 
  • Three Mexican Countries Explanation 
  • Windmills cause cancer Explanation 
  • Oranges Explanation 
  • Trump's ancestry Explanation 
  • Mitch McTurtle: Explanation 
    • It's "Tortoise!" Explanation 
  • Harm to Ongoing Matter Explanation 
  • "I'm Fucked." Explanation 
  • Chicken Barr Explanation 
  • USS John McCain Explanation 
  • Nasty Explanation 
  • The moon is a part of Mars. Explanation 
  • #UnwantedIvanka Explanation 
  • #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories Explanation 
  • "The kidney has a very special place in the heart". Explanation 
  • Moscow Mitch Explanation 
  • Did he just say "Toledo"?! Explanation 
  • 30-50 Feral Hogs. Explanation 
  • Greenland Explanation 
  • "I am the Chosen One!"Explanation 
  • Sharpies Explanation 
  • "Foul-mouthed wife"/"Pussy ass bitch" Explanation 
  • #NotATranscript Explanation 
    • #ReadTheTranscript Explanation 
  • Ukrainian President Zelensky's facial expression Explanation 
  • Dancing Rudy Explanation 
  • #IAmTheWhistleblowerexplanation 
  • Rick Perry made me do it! Explanation 
  • Trump's "great and unmatched wisdom".Explanation 
  • Pierre Delecto Explanation 
  • Storming the SCIF Explanation 
  • #ButtHisVoicemails Explanation 
  • Secret Service Guy Explanation 
  • "I don't like sand." Explanation 
  • Blacks for Trump Explanation 
  • Sideshow Bob Defense Explanation 
  • Epstein didn't kill himself. Explanation 
  • #Fartgate Explanation 
  • What Liberals Call ThanksgivingExplanation 
  • Trump Thanos Explanation 
  • Trump in peach Explanation 
  • #IMPOTUS Explanation 

     2020 
  • WWIII Explanation 
  • First snow of the year! Explanation 
  • "Bangladesh is NOT Ukraine" Explanation 
  • "I'm sure Trump has learned his lesson."/"Susan Collins thinks he's learned his lesson" and other variations.Explanation 
  • Kansas City, Kansas Explanation 
  • Pelosi ripping up Trump's State of the Union speech Explanation 
  • OrangeFace Explanation 
  • COVID-19 Pandemic:
    • Matt Gaetz’s Gas Mask Explanation 
    • Melania’s Tennis Court Explanation 
    • Nero Trump Explanation 
    • I don't take responsibility at all. Explanation 
  • #Burrisma Explanation 
  • Officials on Council to Re-Open X Explanation 
  • Chinatown is not in China Explanation 
  • #LiberateAmerica Explanation 
    • "I need a haircut" Explanation 
    • Night of the Living Braindead Explanation 
  • Eat Disinfectant Explanation 
    • Tide Pod President Explanation 
    • Noble Prize Explanation 
    • "He tells it like it is" Explanation 
  • Some of you may die, but it's a sacrifice I am willing to make Explanation 
  • Trump blaming Obama for everythingExplanation 
    • The cupboards were bare.Explanation 
    • Trump targeting the wrong people Explanation 
    • OBAMAGATE Explanation 
  • Super Duper Missile Explanation 
  • Justice for Carolyn Explanation 
  • Bunker Boy Trump Explanation 
    • Bunker "inspection" Explanation 
  • Trump awkwardly holding the Bible Explanation 
  • ATTACK AND DETHRONE GODExplanation 
  • Tall Barron TrumpExplanation 
  • Third Amendment Rights! Explanation 
  • #Babygate Explanation 
  • This is my son Nestor Explanation 
  • "There is always a tweet"/"A tweet for everything" Explanation 
  • Nobody likes me. Explanation 
  • Demon Semen Explanation 
  • Congressman COVIDExplanation 
  • YosemiteExplanation 
  • Pidgins Explanation 
  • Rose Garden MassacreExplanation 
    • "The Masque of the Red Death"Explanation 
  • CovitaExplanation 
  • "Who gives a fuck about the Christmas stuff?"Explanation 
  • Radical liberal Raphael Warnock Explanation 

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