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Mr. Rogers trends on social media after Trump’s adviser compares Biden to the beloved show

Mr. Rogers, the iconic children’s program host trends on top of social media on Thursday.

Mr. Rogers once again caught up in politics after Mercedes Schlapp, a senior adviser for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, compared Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s town hall to the iconic show.

“Feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers [sic] Neighborhood,” she wrote in a now-viral tweet. Though she misspelled TV icon Fred Rogers’ last name. 

Her comments were more than enough to spark a dialogue on social media about the legacy of Fred Rogers, the late host of the long-running children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Soon Twitter timeline was filled with tweets criticizing Schlapp for comparing  Biden to Mr. Rogers.

 

https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1317102719006576646

https://twitter.com/Dknight10k/status/1317120581800689664

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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