Former Vice President Joe Biden released a new campaign ad this past Wednesday, August 5, that had many people online fondly remembering the old Onion articles archiving the tales of "Diamond" Joe Biden.
There's been a lot of talk about my vetting process lately. Here’s an inside look: https://t.co/tFRKJOE3hi— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1596660000.0
"Diamond" Joe Biden rose to prominence during the Obama era, when Joe Biden was satirized by the Onion as America's wild Uncle.
Some of the Diamond Joe stories include "Biden Receives Lifetime Ban From Dave & Buster's," "Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway," and "Biden To Honor Fallen Soldiers By Jumping Motorcycle Over Vietnam Memorial."
Biden running as Diamond Joe https://t.co/tc2qddoUSb— Matthew Yglesias (@Matthew Yglesias)1596673090.0
This new spot, which features Biden lovingly talking about his American-made car, has many people looking back at Diamond Joe and his famed Trans Am.
@GenePark Isnt this literally just his Diamond Joe character from the Onion— MaoPillowGuy (@MaoPillowGuy)1596660993.0
@Guy42Mao @GenePark Yup, and ngl it kinda works— this is fine (@this is fine)1596661048.0
@notyourownfacts @GenePark Corvette Sting Rays genuinely rock gotta hand it to him— MaoPillowGuy (@MaoPillowGuy)1596661619.0
The ad, goofy as it may be, had many people ready to cast their votes for President.
finally, dudes rock in 2020 https://t.co/JAegzjHcgK— Gene Park, Bugsnax journalist (@Gene Park, Bugsnax journalist)1596660667.0
This ad is a great example of how the 'Biden is a cultural Marxist in league with the radical left' stuff just does… https://t.co/UD6LJrVlHo— Neoliberal 🌐 (@Neoliberal 🌐)1596669773.0
Some online wondered whether the Biden campaign was intentionally leaning into the beloved Diamond Joe image.
this is it. the biden campaign is literally just biting the Diamond Joe trans am bit from @theonion. this is their… https://t.co/ZmMM2aML8H— Carly Rae Jepstein (@Carly Rae Jepstein)1596661693.0
Diamond Joe rides again 😎 https://t.co/dZJEyi7or1— Shaun Crowe (@Shaun Crowe)1596670513.0
The last Diamond Joe article run by the Onion was titled "Biden Pulls Off Dusty Tarp Covering Old Campaign Motorcycle.'"
Joe: I hid all the pens from Trump Obama: Why? Joe: Because he bringing his own. Obama: ??? Joe: HE'S BRINGING HIS… https://t.co/gZ1Sy2xRgO— Wout - The Hashtagonist (@Wout - The Hashtagonist)1478921252.0
@JoeBiden Imagine Donald Trump even trying to be this American for 5 minutes. Joe Biden is a normal American.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1596660116.0
Joe Biden is as “American” as they come. I doubt that Donald Trump has ever driven an American-made car in his ent… https://t.co/EnfHbaFEmZ— Mrs. Krassenstein (@Mrs. Krassenstein)1596660288.0
Joe Biden is hitting the road and he's inviting you along.
@GenePark Dude o'clock.— Snickers Dorsal Vein (@Snickers Dorsal Vein)1596678880.0
Here's to you, Diamond Joe! May your Trans Am never stop doing donuts in that Dave and Buster's parking lot.