Former President Donald Trump appears to be owning the nickname given to him by President Joe Biden.
In a post to his Truth Social account Wednesday, Trump shared a meme depicting him as the "Great MAGA King."
The meme shows a bearded Trump holding a sword in a knockoff of a poster depicting Aragorn for the 2003 film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
BREAKING: Trump is posting “MAGA KING” Memes on Truth Social pic.twitter.com/Z9G4cGsI5L— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 12, 2022
The user behind the Twitter account "Prison Mitch" claimed credit for the meme.
Well, it took him getting banned from Twitter and going to Truth Social but I finally got a meme share by President Donald Trump! pic.twitter.com/WexaKz6jtq— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) May 12, 2022
Earlier in the day, Biden introduced the moniker while criticizing his 2020 rival.
“Under my predecessor, the great MAGA king — the deficit increased every single year he was president,” Biden said at an event in Chicago. “The first year of my presidency, the first year, I reduced the deficit.”
Biden refers to Trump as "the great MAGA king." pic.twitter.com/tkONV6dbxf— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 11, 2022
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The new spin on the slogan comes as Biden leans into a fresh messaging strategy aimed at branding Republicans as "ultra-MAGA" extremists ahead of midterm elections in which the Democrats are poised to lose one or both chambers of Congress.
"MAGA" is short for the slogan Trump embraced in 2016, "Make America Great Again," which has become a favorite among his supporters, who wear red hats with those words embroidered on them.