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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.
The hashtag caught on, with a lot of people using it to mock Trump.
I refuse to celebrate a draft dodger today. Instead today will be #JohnMcCainDay.— Vanessa Hates Traitors (@MsVanessainDC) June 14, 2019
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).