Subtle detail in Biden photo mocks Trump after election loss

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Eagle-eyed people on social media have spotted a subtle detail in a photo of President-elect Joe Biden which appears to mock Donald Trump.

Democratic candidate Biden was declared the winner of the US election on Saturday (local time) after several days of counting votes.

Dr Jill Biden, his wife, tweeted a photo of the couple after the win.

“He will be a President for all families,” she tweeted.

In the photo, the Bidens are pictured holding a sign.

“Dr and Vice-President Biden Live Here,” it reads with Dr Biden covering the “vice” up with her hand.

Presumably, the sign was for when Biden was vice-president under Barack Obama.

But people were mostly preoccupied with Biden’s hat in the photo.

“We just did. 46,” the text on his hat reads.

Forty-six is a reference to Biden being the 46th US President, but the slogan appears to be a clapback to Trump’s campaign catchphrase: “Make America Great Again”.

Some people on Twitter were quick to pick up on Biden “throwing shade” at Trump.

“Checkmate,” one woman tweeted.

One man tweeted it was an example of “grade A trolling”.

“How did I miss this?” another woman tweeted.

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, Speaks During A Rally Aboard The Battleship USS Iowa In San Pedro, Los Angeles, California While Wearing A Red Baseball Hat That Says Campaign Slogan 'Make America Great Again.'
Donald Trump campaigns wearing a Make America Great Again hat in 2015. Source: Getty Images

Make American Great Again or MAGA was synonymous with the Trump campaign with supporters of the president often seen wearing the phrase emblazoned on red hats.

During a campaign rally in New Hampshire last month, Trump told supporters he considered adding another “again” to his slogan.

“I see the hat Make America Great Again,” Trump said.

“I am going to add another ‘Again’ so it will be ‘Make America Great Again Again’ this way I can sell you another hat.”

Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale told CBS News in 2019 they had sold more than one million of the hats and made more than A$61 million.

“This president has changed the game in the way merchandise, rallies, the entire experience of being part of the political movement,” he told CBS.

“He's changed it."

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