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LAME: Joe Biden Tries To Give Donald Trump a Nickname

Back to the shallow end Joe!

Donald Trump is the king of nicknames, all the way back to “Little Marco” and “Crooked Hillary” to 2024 varieties like “Birdbrain”.

Trump’s monikers have a way of sticking.

But Joe Biden?

He’s trying to come up with a nickname for Trump and it’s not going well.

His best effort?

“Broke Don”.

Just rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?

Here’s more on the story, from The Hill:

Now, the Biden team is seeking to turn the tables in attempting to make a nickname stick to Trump, working this week to highlight the former president’s lagging fundraising numbers in the 2024 race.

Trump has picked on dozens of opponents with his nicknames since he first ran for office. Over the years, his targets have included not only fellow presidential contenders, such as when he dubbed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas,” but also lawmakers he has considered his ultimate rivals, such as “Cryin’” Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate majority leader, and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whom he’s called “Crazy Nancy.”

Some have been considered offensive, while others have been deemed just silly name-calling.

The Biden team is now trying their hand at lambasting the former president, often by poking fun at his debts as he faces mounting legal penalties, leaving some Democrats questioning whether that’s the right move.

“The Biden team’s instinct to earn free media, [to] try to get under his skin and go on offense, is the right one. But mimicking Trump has been done before and has never really worked,” one Democratic strategist said.

“You can’t out-Trump Trump because he’s the original version. I would say they need to be more creative in producing their own original and unique strategy to bring him down a peg that shocks and awes,” the strategist added.

Bruce Mehlman, a former official under President George W. Bush, cited Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw to warn against such a tactic.

“George Bernard Shaw famously advised, ‘Never wrestle with a pig because you’ll both get dirty, and the pig likes it,’” Mehlman said.

The Biden campaign tried out the “Broke Don” nickname this week after election filings made public Wednesday showed Trump’s 2024 campaign brought in $10.9 million last month, while his joint fundraising committee raised nearly $11 million. The campaign has about $42 million in cash on hand.

Meanwhile, Biden’s campaign operation raised roughly $53 million in February, for a total of $155 million in cash on hand entering March, which surpasses Trump’s campaign war chest.

Trump is also saddled with more than $500 million in penalties stemming from two New York civil cases. Biden has poked fun at this, too, telling crowds at fundraisers this week that “a defeated man” came up to him and said, “I’m being crushed by debt.”

“I had to say, ‘I’m sorry Donald, I can’t help you,’” Biden joked.

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