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President Joe Biden has come under fire this week, not only from Republican lawmakers and Conservative critics, but also from many progressives who have followed his orders to bomb Syria. On Friday, White House President and Press Secretary Jen Pasaki were asked for earlier comments, each posted on social media, criticizing former President Donald Trump for similar actions in the Middle East.
By Saturday morning, according to the website Trendsmap.com, several hashtags and memes related to the bombings in Syria were trending on social media. The hashtags #BidenBombs were among the world’s leading trends, but they weren’t just related to the rocket attack on Syria.
#BidenBombs appeared alongside a number of other hashtags, including #BidenRemorse, #MinimumWage, and #StudentDebt.
The wave of anti-Biden hashtags could indicate that the so-called “honeymoon” phase is already over, especially since the sharpest critics and loudest voices seem to have come from Biden supporters.
@ MartinWilliams95 was among many who quoted Biden for calling former President Trump:
Another user, @Willie_jackson_, also suggested that the new president’s actions were deeply disappointed: “I voted for @JoeBiden not to see this. #BidenBombs #Syria without the approval of Congress. That might be the right move but the change we’re making. ” have been looking for comes here. Don’t be a new trump card
Make it visual
Late on Friday and Saturday there were a number of memes that sparked President Biden’s actions – some humorous and others far more blunt.
Several groups, including Arabs For Bernie (@ArabsForBernie), were pretty direct after Thursday’s attacks: “Stop bombing the Middle East. THANK YOU. #BidenBombs”
Comedian Preet Singh (@comedypreet) was among the few who tried to find humor in the situation while mocking the government’s actions with a short video that was also posted on social media: “I think Biden’s Democrats believe Syria responded. ” his bombs “
The problem wasn’t confined to the United States either. Irish Republican Socialist Senator Paul Gavan (@pau_gavan) was among those on the international stage who called on President Biden: “Yesterday Joe Biden bombed Syria and removed the $ 15 minimum wage proposal from his aid package in Covid. Biden #BidenBombs #AmericaIsBack ”
The experts join the fray
Some political commentators also called out the president, and surprisingly this week it wasn’t just the right-wing. Progressive commenter Krystal Ball (@krystalball) tweeted, “So when they immediately said $ 2,000 checks, they actually meant $ 1,400 checks whenever we get around to that after they bombed Syria and abandoned the minimum wage hike. Good luck in the meantime. ” ! “
Alt-right activist Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) shared reported photos of the aftermath of the attack on Thursday. “New photos reportedly show the aftermath of Biden’s Syria strike. 22 Syrians were killed.”
Journalist Richard Medhurst (@richimedhurst) now only exclaimed President Biden, but many of his progressive supporters said, “Hey @AOC, does Biden bombing Syria count as violence? You and your colleagues seem terribly calm today.”
Political expert Matt Couch (@RaealMattCouch) shared the feeling: “Now the Biden administration is trying to start problems with the Saudis over Syria within 24 hours … Amazing work Dems …”
However, as Vox reported on his official Twitter account (@voxdotcom), some progressive lawmakers have commented on the attacks.
Not an easy decision
However, President Biden’s actions in launching the attack on Iranian-backed militants in Syria were likely not a decision he made on a whim.
“I’m not sure he had much choice,” said technology industry analyst Rob Enderle, a principal at Enderle Group.
“That was the joint chief’s recommendation, and US soldiers had been attacked with an injured man,” added Enderle. “It was a test of his determination, and if he had not defended his troops, he would have been rightly crucified.”
It’s noteworthy how quickly critics can get so loud thanks to the power of social media. And these recent tweets and responses on social media are a reminder that the nation is not only divided, but could be seriously broken and hopes for a cure may soon be dashed.