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    The 45th is turning 73 today, marking his third birthday celebration in office. While many have sent their best wishes to the incumbent US president, many have chosen to use this special day to take aim at Donald Trump and make the day about his predecessor Barack Obama and late political opponent John McCain.

    Twitter users have attempted to hijack the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMrPresident, currently trending on Donald Trump’s 73d birthday, and turn it into a mockery. While Trump is spending his special day by carrying out the presidential routine, namely a lunch with the secretary of state, a meeting with the secretary of education, and talking to the press about health coverage for small businesses, many have decided to make sure that no-one clicking on the hashtag will understand who it is that has a special day on 14 June.

    Instead, they preferred to congratulate former President Barack Obama, who is born in August, and wish him a very early happy birthday.

    ​There were even those who mockingly changed the #HappyBirthdayMrPresident to #JohnMcCainDay, referring to a late Republican opponent of Trump.

    ​As other tweets suggested, some fell for the trick.

    ​Others pledged allegiance to Captain America actor Chris Evans, who was also born on 14 June.


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