Of Course #Dotard Began Trending on Twitter After Kim Jong Un Used That Word on Trump
an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
Yep, let’s just get that definition out of the way right now. In a positively unhinged and insane statement in response to President Donald Trump’s fiery UN address, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un said Trump was “mentally deranged” and a “gangster fond of playing with fire.”
And, oh yeah, a “dotard.”
It was pretty much a given that the internet would latch onto that word, considering how rarely it is used, and folks online didn’t fail us as #dotard quickly became one of the top trending topics on Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of what people had to say about the word:
— Andy Tarnoff (@AndyTarnoff) September 21, 2017
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) September 21, 2017
Learned what “dotard” meant today. So, that’s neat.
— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) September 21, 2017
— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) September 21, 2017
— Eliza Orlins (@eorlins) September 21, 2017
Trump will never escape the #dotard moniker now! Who would think that Kim Jong-Un would be the one to give him an effective nickname.
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) September 21, 2017
Heck, we even got a “Twitter Moment”:
1) What is a dotard?
2) How do you say it in Korean?https://t.co/htR5tcBGlZ
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) September 21, 2017
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