Donald Trump’s MAGA gaffe triggers an avalanche of jokes and memes

Donald Trump made another blunder during the election campaign by accidentally insulting his own supporters.

In one Video posted On his social media platform Truth Social, the former president urged his followers to “take a stand” and “save our country” as he pushed back against the Colorado lawsuit to remove his name from the presidential ballot.

But while he urged people to support him and accused those involved in the legal action of being anti-democracy, he appeared to inadvertently refer to his MAGA supporters as “tyrants.”

“Our country is being destroyed by people who have no idea what they are doing, or worse, they may have the idea that they hate our country and they may want to see it destroyed,” Trump said in the video.

He added: “This is truly our last chance to save America, and with the 2024 election now less than a year away, this is your chance to stand up to tyrants who support the only movement that will save our country and can strengthen.” America is great again. We have to win in 2024.”

Newsweek has reached out to Trump’s representatives for comment.

The latest gaffe comes after the Republican made a series of blunders last week while campaigning for the party’s 2024 primary nomination.

During an October 23 rally in Derry, New Hampshire, where he was campaigning for the presidential primary, he falsely referred to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as the leader of Turkey.

On October 28, Trump gave an hour-long speech to 1,000 supporters in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which he attacked his main rivals, repeated claims that his legal battles were political in nature and referred to “proterrotism.”

A day later, he gave a speech in Sioux City, Iowa – and named the city Sioux Falls.

Later in the same speech, he mispronounced Canada as “Canya” when discussing trade deals. He also claimed that “Hungary is on the front lines of both Ukraine and Russia.” The country borders Ukraine, but not Russia.

Donald Trump at a rally
Former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on October 29, 2023. He made a gaffe while discussing efforts to remove him from the presidential election.
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In response to his latest gaffe, people on X, formerly Twitter, mocked the Republican. Even Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign shared the video.

“He’s campaigning against himself?” quipped one X user.

“For once I agree with him,” another person wrote.

The centrist political action committee The Lincoln Project, which opposes Trump and his supporters, said on X that the former president is “falling apart.”

One person, @HablePatri15177, pointed out another gaffe from the video that appears to have flown under the radar: “The election is no less than a year away. It’s been a little over a year.”

The Colorado case, which he spoke out against in his Truth Social video, seeks a court order blocking Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold from putting Trump’s name on the ballot for Colorado’s GOP primary and general election, under Citing his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021 election, riot at the US Capitol.

The petition was filed in September by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Republican and independent voters in Colorado. It is based on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits those who have “participated in insurrection” or “provided aid or comfort” to insurgents from running for office.

Trump has not been charged with insurrection and does not deny any wrongdoing in any of the cases he is currently facing.