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  • Writer's pictureEloise Robertson

Twitter Trends of the Week

Every day, Twitter is full of the latest news, memes, and trends. Trending hashtags vary from #ThePresdientIsACrybaby to #VoteHimOut. Let’s take a look at some of the tweets you missed over fall break.

October 4, 2020: #ProudBoys

After the presidential debate, the Proud Boys became a central topic of the debate after Trump refused to condemn white supremacists and told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by”. This hashtag was an amazing reclaiming of the name “Proud Boys” by Proud Boys USA who are a queer, pan-gender, multicultural organization.

October 5, 2020: #COVIDIOT

With over 210,000 deaths from Covid-19, people on Twitter are questioning President Trump’s leadership. #COVIDIOT swept through Twitter as people called Trump out for his complete failure in his coronavirus response--all while Trump tweeted “fake news media is the real opposition party.”

October 6, 2020: #GaspingForAir

Trump’s “Mussolini Moment” following his return to the White House took Twitter by storm as what was meant to show strength instead made countless people question Trump’s health. It seemed like he was having significant trouble breathing.

October 7, 2020: #VPDebate #flygate

As more than 50 million people tuned into the vice president debate, somehow a fly stole the show. From #flygate to #LordOfTheFlies, a fly landing on Vice President Pence’s head gained more attention than most of the policy topics discussed during the debate.

October 8, 2020: #ChickenTrump

Given Trump’s positive Covid-19 result, many people wanted to make the next two presidential debates virtual to preserve a safe environment for everyone. After President Trump said he was unwilling to have a debate that was not in person, people turned to Twitter to let out some of their disappointment and frustration by calling Trump a chicken.

October 9, 2020: #LindseyGrahamHasCovid

…I mean are we surprised?

October 10, 2020: #WorldMentalHeathDay

With this year’s endless uncertainties, ranging from a pandemic to political turmoil, it’s more important than ever to prioritize your own mental health, along with your friend’s and family’s.

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