The mythical Loch Ness Monster has apparently become somewhat of a hot topic on Twitter recently, after being referenced by Donald Trump Jr.
In his speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention, the US president's son spoke about how taxation in the United States might be affected if Democratic Senator Joe Biden is elected as the country's next head of state.
“Biden has promised to take that money back out of your pocket and keep it in the swamp”, Trump Jr. said. “That makes sense though, considering Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp.”
Quite a few social media users have apparently taken note of this development, with the Loch Ness Monster and the manner in which it was mentioned at the RNC quickly becoming a topic of discussion online.
Trump’s son says Joe Biden is the “Loch Ness Monster” of the “swamp”— Paul Hutcheon (@paulhutcheon) August 25, 2020
Yes, Nessie is now trending pic.twitter.com/aPgWRWBXMO
“Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness monster of The Swamp” says @DonaldJTrumpJr and even Ds had to chuckle. Great line.— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 25, 2020
Best Line of the Night:— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) August 25, 2020
Biden is ‘The Loch Ness Monster Of The Swamp'!!!
How dare Lil Don call Biden The Loch Ness monster, Joe’s way older. :)— Sir Gringo Starr (@JakeDuarte43) August 25, 2020
Some have jokingly pondered on what exactly Trump Jr's remark might imply.
"#JoeBiden is the Loch Ness monster of the swamp"— J♦ (@jaydiamond) August 25, 2020
Does that mean Joe Biden doesn't exist, or that you believe in the Loch Ness Monster? I have so many questions... #Cryptozoology #Politics #CryptoPolitics pic.twitter.com/C86XOL2adu
Others did not appear particularly thrilled by this comparison.
How DARE you compare our beautiful Loch Ness monster to Joe Biden.— MT (@MattTayEdgyNum) August 25, 2020
And there seemed to be no shortage of those eager to point out that Nessie's rumored habitat is not a swamp.
Don Junior calling Biden the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp is SO ignorant.... everyone knows Loch Ness lived in a lake!!!— Mehrsa Baradaran (@MehrsaBaradaran) August 25, 2020
Look, Don Jr. called Biden "the Loch Ness Monster of the Swamp" and I just need to correct the record here. Nessie lived in a lake and she doesn't deserve this.— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) August 25, 2020
First of all, leave Nessie out of this.— ꪜote 45 Out (@RedHeadedScot) August 25, 2020
Second of all, the *LOCH* Ness Monster doesn’t live in a swamp, you warthog-faced buffoon. You seriously can’t do anything right. pic.twitter.com/iIhkl4QNNG
The first night of the Republican National Convention which kicked off on 24 August witnessed Donald Trump and Mike Pence being officially renominated as the 2020 Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively.