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#JohnMcCainDay is the new way to troll Trump on his birthday

The hashtag was trending early Friday.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jun 14, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:36 am CDT

Thousands of people on Twitter are celebrating President Donald Trump’s birthday today by using the hashtag #JohnMcCainDay.

The hashtag was trending on Friday morning, the president’s 73rd birthday. He started it off by doing an early morning interview on Fox & Friends.

The hashtag appears to have been started by Andy Lassner, the executive producer of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in a tweet where he called on his followers to celebrate the president’s birthday by using the hashtag, according to HuffPost.

In the tweet, Lassner says he was “sure this would mean a lot to patriot like Donald Trump.”

A few hours later Lassner posted a screenshot of #JohnMcCainDay trending on Twitter.

Trump and McCain publicly sparred before the Arizona senator died in August last year. As Newsweek notes, a petition to change June 14 to John McCain Day was started five days ago.

The hashtag caught on, with a lot of people using it to mock Trump.


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*First Published: Jun 14, 2019, 10:44 am CDT