Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to declare he will soon have a new nickname: “Mr. Brexit.”
The name refers to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union that caught many by surprise. Polls leading up to the June referendum showed public support for staying slightly above those wanting to leave.
They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2016
And Trump, who trails Hillary Clinton in recent polls, seems to be predicting he’ll win the November election despite such data.
But the mysterious tweet left many Twitter users confused and others struggling to explain it.
what does trump mean by mr. brexit how the hell are you gonna be mr. brexit when 1) he’s not british and 2) he had nothing to do with brexit
— keira ✨ (@keirailene_) August 18, 2016
Does “Mr. Brexit” means Mr. Trump Exit pic.twitter.com/bBsPnSbLVC
— FeeBee (@PhoebePCB) August 18, 2016
Explainer: Mr. Brexit was the endearingly oafish next-door neighbor in Mary Poppins, Trump’s favorite movie. https://t.co/ErCCLU5hp4
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 18, 2016
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) August 18, 2016
Trump says that soon we’ll be calling him MR BREXIT. I guess he means like how the guy behind Brexit couldn’t do the job and now a woman is.
— Elizabeth (@Elizasoul80) August 18, 2016
Mr. Brexit in the streets
Orange Bigot in the sheets https://t.co/jsb0vbmXQx
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 18, 2016
Congrats on your engagement https://t.co/12TQ9drKUV
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) August 18, 2016
As far as supervillain names go Mr Brexit is a pretty good fit for an orange mutant powered by xenophobia and misinformation
— Joe G▴ssis (@pixelcult) August 18, 2016
I wish I could have seen the look on Trump’s weird face when he came up with Mr. Brexit and fumbled for his phone.
— Joseph Fink (@PlanetofFinks) August 18, 2016
MR. BREXIT is a decent WWE wrestler name
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) August 18, 2016
Mr. Brexit was my least favorite RESERVOIR DOGS character.
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) August 18, 2016
I know Mr. Robot is all the rage these days but the Mr. Brexit spinoff seems a bit excessive.
— Ross Miller (@rosstmiller) August 18, 2016
If anyone is going to be called “Mr. Brexit,” shouldn’t it be BoJo? pic.twitter.com/KRtkBmSiSt
— Alexandra Mondalek (@amondalek) August 18, 2016
So won’t the real Mr Brexit please stand up, please stand up, please stand up? pic.twitter.com/SISxqGIoVa
— Josh Barrie (@joshbythesea) August 18, 2016
The one and only Mr. Brexit pic.twitter.com/4khNIcuFJI
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) August 18, 2016
“I see a result coming, and I know if I can get to that position we’re going to turn this country around so fast,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview from the campaign trail that aired Thursday morning.
A Fox reporter then told Trump, “The country’s changing. The world is changing. We saw Brexit and now we’re seeing it in the United States.”
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) August 18, 2016
“Well, I think I’ll be called Mr. Brexit,” Trump replied.
Maybe “Mr Brexit” does suit.
(B)afflingly… ®ed… (E)gomaniacal… (X)enophobic…(I)gnorant…. (T)urd
— BC CAMPLIGHT (@bccamplight) August 18, 2016