In the ever-peculiar world of former President Donald Trump’s social media presence, things took a peculiar turn. The former POTUS has a history of sharing a medley of posts, some amusing, some riddled with typos, and some raising eyebrows. But on occasion, delving into his timeline feels like stepping into an alternate dimension. And the name of this parallel universe? Macedonia, it seems.
Over the weekend, Trump set off waves of both amusement and mockery when he bestowed upon his followers a new moniker for their world, complete with a motto.
Trump made this proclamation on Truth Social, stating, “FOX SHOULD EMBRACE MAGA. THEIR PRIMETIME VIEWERSHIP IS DOWN 37% FROM JUST A YEAR AGO, ALL BECAUSE THE VERY SMART, EVEN BRILLIANT, MAGADONIANS KNOW THAT, DESPITE ALL THE FAKE LIP SERVICE, FOXNEWS IS PUSHING RON DESANCTUS, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, BECAUSE THEY HATE THE GREATEST ‘AMERICA FIRST’ PRESIDENT TO EVER PUT ON A SUIT AND TIE, ME. THEY ARE ALL GLOBALISTS, AND GLOBALISTS WILL NEVER, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!”
Continuing in the same vein, Trump declared, “WE ARE MAGADONIANS, WE ARE VERY SMART, WE STICK TOGETHER AS ONE, WE FOLLOW TRUTH SOCIAL, WE PUT ‘AMERICA FIRST,’ AND WE WILL ‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!'”
Even Congressman Ted Lieu couldn’t resist joining the conversation, questioning the “smart” aspect of Trump’s statement: “Magadonians sounds like a group of people that no longer exist, like Babylonians. Also, it is simply a fact of human experience that people who are very smart don’t go around saying they are very smart.”
Another Twitter user took a more serious tone, stating, “He finally just said it. He never considered that he represented all constituents. He only represented his cult which is apparently now named Magadonia. This is what NO President or former President should ever say.”
While doubts persist about whether Trump truly represents the interests of the entire country, his incendiary campaign rhetoric has done little to bolster his cause.
Both leading Republican figures, Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, face an uphill battle in reconciling their reputations. To secure the Republican nomination, they must garner the support of the MAGA base, a.k.a. “Magadonians.” Yet, in the general election, they must convince the broader electorate that they are not extremists and won’t prioritize their own interests to the detriment of the nation.
The question that remains is whether they can successfully navigate this delicate balance and attract enough independent voters to their cause.