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Trump sparks social media blitz over #MAGA tweet

As President Trump griped about his magazine coverage Wednesday morning, the internet was responding to the lyric-like statement he ended the tweet with: ‘All I want to do is #MAGA.’ 

The Twitterverse was split on what pre-existing pop song the quote went best with – with some hearing Sheryl Crow’s ‘All I Wanna Do’ and others suggesting the 1992 rap tune, ‘Rump Shaker,’ by Wreckx-N-Effect, among others. 

‘Ok…I heard the chorus to rump shaker. Lovett heard All I wanna do is have some fun. Favreau heard girls just wanna have fun. Big debate,’ said Tommy Vietor, a former Obama aide, referencing the ex-president’s two speechwriters Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau. 

President Trump’s Wednesday morning tweet – in which he complained about his magazine coverage – became fodder thanks to his lyric-like phrasing, ‘All I want to do is MAGA!’ 

President Trump huffed and puffed over magazine coverage Wednesday morning calling them 'dying' and proclaiming, 'All I want to do is #MAGA!' 

President Trump huffed and puffed over magazine coverage Wednesday morning calling them ‘dying’ and proclaiming, ‘All I want to do is #MAGA!’ 

President Obama's aide Tommy Vietor articulated the debate that was going on online, over which pop song best suited President Trump's lyric-like statement: 'All I want to do is #MAGA'

President Obama’s aide Tommy Vietor articulated the debate that was going on online, over which pop song best suited President Trump’s lyric-like statement: ‘All I want to do is #MAGA’

The Washington Examiner's Dave Brown was firmly in the 'Rump Shaker' camp, saying Trump's morning tweet could be inserted into the 1992 rap tune 

The Washington Examiner’s Dave Brown was firmly in the ‘Rump Shaker’ camp, saying Trump’s morning tweet could be inserted into the 1992 rap tune 

The Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick changed the lyrics to Sheryl Crow's 'All I Wanna Do' to make them more appropriate for President Trump 

The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick changed the lyrics to Sheryl Crow’s ‘All I Wanna Do’ to make them more appropriate for President Trump 

Justin Miller, also at the Daily Beast, though the Trump comment would be better put to the music of Cyndi Lauper 

Justin Miller, also at the Daily Beast, though the Trump comment would be better put to the music of Cyndi Lauper 

These days the threesome host a podcast called Pod Save America. 

‘”All I want to do is #MAGA” is the funniest thing he’s ever tweeted,’ Vietor also said. 

The Washington Examiner’s Dave Brown was in the ‘Rump Shaker’ camp, tweeting: ‘All I want to do is #MAGA and have some fun, and zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom boom,’ playing off the song’s original lyrics. 

‘It’s called the Trump shaker, and the tweets is like sweeter than candy,’ he added. 

In the original, the hip-hop groups sings, ‘It’s called the rump shaker, the beats is like sweeter than candy.’  

The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick heard Crow’s catchy pop tune when he read the president’s tweet. 

‘All I want to do is MAGA some. I got a feelin I’m not the only one. All I want to do is MAGA some. Until the sun comes up over Penn. avenue,’ he wrote. 

Justin Miller, who also works at the Daily Beast, had a different suggestion altogether. 

‘[sung to the tune of ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’]’ he wrote. 

The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff listed a number of Sheryl Crow songs in which could be turned into 'MAGA' anthems for President Trump 

The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff listed a number of Sheryl Crow songs in which could be turned into ‘MAGA’ anthems for President Trump 

BuzzFeed's World Editor Miriam Elder thought of the Don Henley classic 'All She Wants to do is Dance' when she read President Trump's tweet Wednesday morning 

BuzzFeed’s World Editor Miriam Elder thought of the Don Henley classic ‘All She Wants to do is Dance’ when she read President Trump’s tweet Wednesday morning 

The Guardian's Jessica Valenti noted that 'Texas is under water and he can't stop whining' before chiming into the song lyric debate 

The Guardian’s Jessica Valenti noted that ‘Texas is under water and he can’t stop whining’ before chiming into the song lyric debate 

Former White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who worked under President Obama, pointed out that President Trump was complaining about his media coverage amid a hurricane 

Former White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who worked under President Obama, pointed out that President Trump was complaining about his media coverage amid a hurricane 

Vice President Joe Biden's former Chief of Staff Ronald Klain was not impressed by President Trump's belly-aching Wednesday morning 

Vice President Joe Biden’s former Chief of Staff Ronald Klain was not impressed by President Trump’s belly-aching Wednesday morning 

While the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff added ‘MAGA’ to a whole slate of Sheryl Crow songs, including ‘Every Day is a Winding Road (MAGA)’ and ‘If it Makes You Happy (MAGA).’ 

Over at BuzzFeed, the site’s World Editor Miriam Elder heard a Don Henley classic in Trump’s tweet.  

‘If you’re not reading “All i want to do is MAGA” to the tune of “all she wants to do is dance” then I don’t know what to tell you,’ she tweeted. 

The Guardian’s Jessica Valenti pointed out that ‘All I Want To Do Is #MAGA sounds like something a wedding DJ would play with the hopes that someone, anyone, will come to the dance floor.’ 

She also knocked Trump for complaining in the first place. 

‘Texas is under water and he can’t stop whining,’ she said.  

And while some Obama alumni were having fun with Trump’s tweet, other Democrats booed the bellyaching. 

‘It’s always worth remembering in the midst of Hurricane Harvey, the only victim that Trump truly cares about is Trump himself,’ tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, who had served as a senior adviser to President Obama. 

Ronald Klain, Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff and an Obama aide, shared a similar sentiment. 

‘Of all the qualities of Trump that are un-Presidential, the narcissistic self-pity is the worst,’ Klain wrote on Twitter Wednesday. 

‘He’s worried about his press clips???’ Klain added.  

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