Speaking on the first night of the RNC on Monday, Mr Pence told the virtual audience: “we’re gonna make America great again, again.”
Viewers were quick to criticise Mr Pence, saying that it implied the administration had failed in its initial efforts to make the country great in their first term.
“Make America Great Again, Again” — the 2020 GOP platform is basically that Trump deserves a mulligan,” one user said.
“Mr Pence just capped off his surprise speech at the RNC by pledging to “make America great again, again,” which sounds like an acknowledgement that the first term didn’t go so well,” New York Daily News reporter Chris Sommerfeldt tweeted.
Others joked that the administration was using the rebrand as an opportunity to sell new and improved MAGA merchandise.
“Mr Trump just wants to sell a bunch of new hats,” another user posted.
Some took the opportunity to support Democratic presidential nominee’s Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“@VP you had your chance to make America great again. No need to add “again, again”. You and don had your chance. Get ready to move out. #BidenHarris2020Landslide,” one user said.
Mr Trump, however, has coined the phrase “Keep America Great” as his 2020 presidential election campaign slogan.
A month after announcing his run to seek a second term in office, the US President told a rally in Pennsylvania he could not use his 2016 motto “Make America Great Again” because he had “already done that”.
“So our new slogan, this is on the assumption it happens, you can never be 100 per cent sure, is going to be, ‘Keep America Great’ – exclamation point,” he said.
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