After Democrats lost control of the House in 2018, some progressives saw a way to turn things around.
They took to social media to urge the country to #MakeAmentUSA, a hashtag coined by #BlackLivesMatter organizers to describe the country’s racial inequalities and to encourage African Americans to register to vote.
In response, some Trump supporters embraced the hashtag and began making their own memes.
The “Make America Great Again” memes have been shared more than 5 million times, according to the site BuzzFeed News.
But they’re not new.
For decades, Democrats have used the hashtag to highlight their economic and social justice agendas, and in 2018 the #ResistHillary movement made use of it to highlight how Clinton, a lifelong Democrat, was not only anti-Trump but also a serial philanderer and serial sexual harasser.
Trump supporters, however, are using the hashtag as a weapon.
In January, for example, the #RNCinCLE hashtag took off, promising to hold Clinton accountable for the corruption in her administration and for Trump’s election.
The hashtag was used to show how the RNC was “working to defeat” the progressive agenda.
In the past year, #MAGA has become the new #Resistance.
The #MAGAnon, a group that calls itself a group of Americans who reject Trump’s agenda, has been rallying its supporters to fight against his agenda and against Hillary Clinton, calling her “the enemy.”
The group has tweeted that it’s been holding rallies and marches in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, calling on Americans to “resist Hillary Clinton and her corrupt agenda.”
#MAGNOMAGA has been trending on Twitter since mid-January, as protesters, many of them young women, have taken to the streets to voice their outrage at the election results.
The “#MAGNomagate” conspiracy theory, a conspiracy theory that blames Clinton’s loss on a Russian plot to undermine Trump’s presidency, has gained traction on social media.
In February, a fake story claiming that Trump had paid for prostitutes to have sex with her was shared on Twitter.
It was retweeted more than 1,500 times and shared more then 1 million times.
On Tuesday, the conspiracy theory gained traction again after a report emerged that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was in contact with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. at the time of the 2016 election.
Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, have denied that any of their communications were about any type of collusion.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Trump and Kushner had discussed setting up a secret backchannel to avoid the U-turn that the president was planning to make on his Russia policy.
In addition, the report also said that Trump, Kushner and Vice President Mike Pence discussed establishing a secret communications channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But that has not been confirmed.
And a New York magazine article published Tuesday evening claimed that Trump told the Russians he had the keys to the White House.
But Trump himself denied that story.
“There is no such conversation,” Trump said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“I never said that.
There is no conversation.”
Trump said he was referring to a story that the New Yorker published Tuesday night that alleged Trump had asked Putin to drop the investigation into Flynn.
“This story is garbage,” Trump told host Chuck Todd.
“Chuck, you know I was never involved in any of this.
This is a phony story.”
In an interview with CNN on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Kushner “never had any role in the conversations with the Russians.
And, of course, he’s the son- in-law of the president of the United States.”
But Sanders also insisted that Trump did not tell the Russians to drop their probe into Flynn, which has since been dropped.
“I don’t know whether he talked about it with the president,” Sanders said.
“But there is no way that he did not have any role.
And again, this story is just as false as the one you mentioned.
It is false.”
Sanders added, “We have no reason to believe that Jared Kushner ever had any communications with the Kremlin.
And as for the conversation that he had with the President, he never discussed setting a secret communication channel between the president and the Russian foreign minister, to the Russian Ambassador.
We have no evidence of that.
And the President himself said that there was never any conversation between him and the Russians, and he vehemently denies it.”
In the interview with Todd, Sanders also dismissed Trump’s claim that he “did not collude” with Russia.
“The President has made that false claim in the past, and it is false,” Sanders told the network.
“He is not a truthful person.”
The “Resist Hillary” movement, which started as a Twitter campaign last year to demand Clinton’s impeachment, has grown exponentially since the election.
In June, for instance