- President Joe Biden unveiled a new “Dark Brandon” meme on Thursday.
- People on Twitter think it is a subtle dig at Donald Trump’s latest indictment this week.
- Trump was arraigned in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to four charges.
“I like my coffee dark,” Biden said in a video posted on Twitter, which recently rebranded to X. The President was seen taking a sip of coffee out of a “Dark Brandon” themed cup. “Dark Brandon” is a meme the White House has embraced that seems to portray — somewhat ironically — a ruthless Biden with lasers shooting from his eyes.
Though the tweet appeared to just be promoting Biden’s campaign merchandise, the timing of the video’s release prompted several people on Twitter to speculate that it was a veiled response to Trump’s recent indictment.
“No one will ever convince me this isn’t an Arraignment Day subtweet,” wrote one person on Twitter, adding a crying emoji laughing at the end of the tweet.
“Totally! Almost spit my coffee out when I saw it,” another person on Twitter replied.
Trump was indicted on Tuesday and slapped with four criminal charges in relation to the January 6 Capitol riot. Trump was arraigned at a courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, and pleaded not guilty to four charges.
This is the third time Trump has been arraigned. In April, he was arrested and charged in connection with election-eve hush money payments made to the porn star Stormy Daniels. Later, in June, Trump was arraigned in Florida, and accused of mishandling top-secret information.
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