Memo to Mayor Pete: Rookie mistake to mess with Mad Magazine. They have been mocking celebs and politicians since 1952. Google them! 🙂
Via NY Post.
President Trump is “Mad” at Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
“Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” Trump told Politico on Friday, using the name for the gap-toothed, big-eared Mad magazine mascot to refer to Buttigieg.
But the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., had a millennial pause before he could respond to the diss.
“I’ll be honest. I had to Google that,” Buttigieg said. “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference.”
And then, Mad Magazine got…mad 🙂
Who’s Pete Buttigieg? Must be a generational thing.
— MAD Magazine (@MADmagazine) May 11, 2019
Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark 🙂
He's lost my vote.
What kind of monster doesn't know Mad?
— Scott Smith (@ThatScottSmith) May 11, 2019
— Eliot Lewis (@MainLineEliot) May 11, 2019
Alfred E. Neuman’s image first appeared around 1895. Name given by Mad mag. is derived from composer Alfred Newman. Among many film scores, he scored The Black Swan, 1942, and the fanfare for 20th Century Fox opening film logo. History of using image in Presidential campaigns including to knock FDR in 1940 election.