Donald Trump is exceptionally fond of nicknames, from Lil Marco and Lyin' Ted in the primary, to his general election pivot to Crooked Hillary. The master of schoolyard nicknames mixed things up on Thursday morning by actually giving himself a nickname, which is certainly not as clear in its connotation as was Low Energy Jeb.
They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2016
What could this possibly mean? Is he showing off the fact that he's heard of that word? Is he trying to one-up George Washington?
While people have been comparing the U.K.'s decision to leave the EU with some of the sentiments behind Trump's appeal since June, it's not entirely clear what "Mr. Brexit" means to Trump.
Here are some of Twitter's best theories:
Trump: call me Mr. Brexit!— Bez (@Bez) August 18, 2016
Aide: ok, let's think this through
Trump: it's a breakfast cereal, right?
Aide: [deep sigh]
Trump: [types tweet]
[twirling hair] so is there a...Mrs. Brexit? https://t.co/hhdRopaZ6b— Max Dylan AshKetchem (@mynameisntdave) August 18, 2016