Twitter users spent Easter Sunday attributing “Merry Christmas” wishes to Joe Biden, in what we’re calling the Joe Biden “Merry Christmas” Easter meme.

Joe and Jill’s Easter message

The President and First Lady Dr Jill Biden delivered their Happy Easter message yesterday. 

In the address, they assured their audience that, among other things, “with faith, hope, and love anything is possible”.

“And today, as spring returns, we see hope all around us”, Jill Biden read. 

She continued, “Families are getting the financial help they need to take a breath once again”, in reference to Joe Biden’s stimulus package.

Twitter’s response, and the creation of an Easter meme

Twitter responded in predictable fashion, recalling criticisms levelled at the incumbent president for his seniority. Joe Biden is 78 years old.

One user’s tweet, saying simply, “Joe Biden just wished America a Merry Christmas”, picked up several hundred likes yesterday.

Another picked up over 15,000.

While some users appear to have believed these statements – one replied, “doesn’t he mean a happy Easter” – most have accepted the joke for what it is.

Incidentally, the former president, Donald Trump, also marked the holiday with what the Guardian called a “brief, abusive statement”. The Daily Beast called it bizarre and rage-filled.

Joe biden merry Christmas meme
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 2: U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden depart the White House and walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on April 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Bidens are spending the Easter weekend at Camp David in Maryland. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, over on YouTube

The Hill’s upload of the Biden Easter message has received almost 800 dislikes, against only 132 likes (at time of writing).

Not only that, running through the comments is a vitriolic sentiment. For example, comments include references to Alzheimer’s disease, “the depression era” and the false claim that Biden stole the election.

So, while Twitter was able to create a Joe Biden “Merry Christmas” meme out of the president’s Easter message, YouTube commenters resorted to attacks.

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