Former United States President Donald Trump recently sparked a wave of internet mockery after posting a picture on Truth Social, comparing himself to the legendary American singer Elvis Presley.
The social media post prompted a flurry of reactions as netizens humorously edited images of Trump alongside figures such as Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin, and the Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
In the post, Trump questioned his followers, stating, "For so many years, people have been saying that Elvis and I look alike. Now this picture has been going all over the place.
What do you think?" However, the majority of responses disagreed with Trump's self-assessment, with many users taking the opportunity to poke fun at the former president.
Democratic strategist Johnny Palmadessa, expressing concern over Trump's recent statements, remarked that the 77-year-old "clearly has dementia." Palmadessa highlighted Trump's past campaign trail mistakes, including confusing political figures such as Nikki Haley and Nancy Pelosi, and urged him to withdraw from any political endeavors, stating, "Donald Trump needs to drop out of the race. He needs to seek help."
Former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann joined the chorus of criticism, referring to Trump as "Dementia J Trump" and mockingly suggesting that both Trump and Elvis have been "brain-dead since 1977." The internet frenzy ensued after comments made by President Joe Biden, who, during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware, remarked on the unusual nature of the current political climate. Biden stated, "I am feeling good about where we are, and no, I mean it, this is the weirdest campaign I've ever worked on, and his behavior has gotten worse since we last did this in 2020."
The online reaction to Trump's comparison to Elvis Presley adds another layer to the ongoing discussions about his behavior and mental state, as critics raise questions about the former president's fitness for any potential future political endeavors.