Sunday 15 September 2019

Donald Trump called himself Tariff Man and Twitter had a field day

‘Tariff man, tariff man, does whatever a tariff man does…’

(Jane Barlow/PA)
(Jane Barlow/PA)

By Alistair Mason, Press Association

Not much that Donald Trump says slips past the scrutiny of online critics, so when he described himself as a “Tariff Man” it was only a matter of time before the memes followed.

The American president was making the point he would happily revert to tariffs if no trade deal could be reached with China.

But by capitalising the phrase Tariff Man, he put many Twitter users in mind of some sort of underpowered superhero or film character.

Others spotted some classic song references in there.

Others took the opportunity to revisit meme glories of days gone by.

And of course to some, it was only fitting that Trump should have his own nickname having dished out one or two to other people.

Tariff Man – coming to a screen, or possibly a trade negotiation, near you.

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