As former President Donald Trump faced arraignment Thursday on charges linked to his challenge of the 2020 election, President Joe Biden released a social media video using the “Dark Brandon” theme to hawk merchandise.
Enter Roseanne Barr, with a question to ask.
“Do you get 10% of all sales for this too?” she posted in her reply to Biden’s video of himself drinking a cup of coffee and saying, “I like my coffee dark.”
Do you get 10% of all sales for this too?
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) August 4, 2023
Barr was referring to reports that Joe Biden, referred to as the “big guy,” was going to be included for a 10 percent cut of the profits from a deal Hunter Biden had in the works with a Chinese energy company.
The Biden tweet drew plenty of other sarcastic replies.
I fixed it for you buddy.pic.twitter.com/EDhct4oEzt
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) August 3, 2023
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) August 3, 2023
— Edward (@edwardrussl) August 3, 2023
A link posted with the video sends the curious to a page where they can buy a mug and donate to Biden’s re-election campaign.
The mug shows Biden with the laser eyes that are a hallmark of the “Dark Brandon” meme Biden supporters have used on social media to promote the normally frail, often-confused president as some kind of superhero-in-hiding.
“Dark Brandon, dark roast. Tea drinkers welcome. Purchase is a donation to Biden Victory Fund. AMERICAN MADE | UNION PRINTED,” the text for the $22 mug stated.
“Dark Brandon” merchandise makes up 54 percent of the items sold by the Biden campaign, according to Axios.
The meme is a response to the use of the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” as an anti-Biden rallying cry. That phrase had its roots in a report claiming that’s what a NASCAR crowd was saying when the actual words being chanted were ”f— Joe Biden.”
Axios noted that Biden is lagging when it comes to donations from small donors, defined as those who give less than $200.
In the past quarter, Biden’s campaign took in $10.2 million from small donors.
During the same period in 2011, when he was seeking his second term, then-President Barack Obama raked in $21.2 million haul from small donors.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.