Why is DiaperDon trending on Twitter?

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TWITTER users made a photo of President Trump go viral in which it looks like he is wearing a diaper while sitting on a chair.

The photo was trending with a #DiaperDon hashtag with many photoshopping the photo to make the president look like a baby.

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Twitter users began trending DiaperDon on Twitter over an image of Trump[/caption]

Why is #DiaperDon trending on Twitter? 

Twitter users spent their Friday mocking Trump over a Thanksgiving teleconference he gave at the White House.

The president was addressing the US military sitting behind a relatively small desk when a photographer snapped a side picture of him on the chair.

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Twitter users mocked the president for sitting in a small desk while speaking to the US military[/caption]

The photo went viral and many Twitter users poked fun at Trump for his voluminous legs and glute area – which some suggested was in part due to a diaper.

The hashtag #DiaperDon began circulating with the photo of Trump sitting at the desk and some users even photoshopped it with toys, building blocks, and a bib as if he was a child. 


A photographer shared a photo of Trump’s profile and Twitter users started a rumor that Trump was wearing an adult diaper[/caption]

Where did the meme come from? 

The meme originated from the photo but many have been editing their own and placing different backgrounds on the photo to give the illusion that Trump is not in the White House.

Twitter users have also branded the photo with the hashtag #TinyDesk as the president looks like he is towering over the small desk.


Twitter trolls photoshopped Trump’s photo with different backgrounds and put children’s toys in it[/caption]

What has Donald Trump said about it? 

President Trump began firing tweets on the night of Thanksgiving in response to the #DiaperDon trend.

He seemed to not know how trends start on Twitter and blamed the company for “sending out false ‘trends’” when it is really the users who control what trends on the site. 

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Trump did not back down from the trend and fired shots at Twitter claiming the trend was ‘false’[/caption]

Trump said: “Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world.

“They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff’. Same thing will happen to Twitter as is happening to Fox News daytime.”

He added: “Also, big Conservative discrimination!”


The president said that Twitter shares trends that have ‘nothing to do’ with current world affairs[/caption]

The hashtag began spreading even more after that, with vocal Trump critics rushing to tweet it out, sharing mocking memes of the President.

In a tweet storm, he also called to repeal Section 230 – the law which shields social media companies from taking liability for the content their users post.


Trump suggested that the Section 230 law should be repealed and not allow social media companies to shield from content liability[/caption]

What other Trump trends have there been?

Throughout Trump’s presidency, several trends and memes have been shared of him all over Twitter.

One of the most recent trends was Trump addressing the press during the peak of the coronavirus informing people to “inject disinfectant” to which he later claimed was said in “sarcastic” jest.


Twitter does not control hashtags and what trends, the users who tweet do[/caption]

Twitter users did not miss the opportunity to create memes of Trump with bottles of Clorox and Lysol while many healthcare professionals opposed the president’s comments and suggested not to take them lightly. 

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President Trump also went viral earlier this year for suggesting that people around the world drink disinfectant to curb and treat a coronavirus infection[/caption]

Additionally, President Trump unleashed a new word on Twitter in May of 2017 when he tweeted out a confusing partial sentence after midnight.

“Despite the negative press covfefe,” the tweet said.


In 2017 Trump tweeted an incomplete sentence and misspelled what many thought was ‘conference’ and #covfefe trended for days on Twitter[/caption]

He soon deleted the tweet, but instead of pretending it never happened, he continued to joke about the typo online. 

Six hours later he said: “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!” 

#covfefe was trending on Twitter for many days with many using the word as a substitute for anything since there was no clear meaning of it. 

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President Trump’s comments are always trending on Twitter and memes containing his blunders are constantly shared on the platform[/caption]

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