The Brief: Super Duper Missile memes reference the weapon that Donald Trump mentioned in an announcement about the new Space Force.
On May 15, 2020, President Donald Trump unveiled the official flag of the new military branch the Space Force, and announced a new weapon which he called the “Super Duper Missile.” Soon after, Super Duper Missile memes ensued and the phrase started trending on Twitter. The name choice echoes “Operation Warp Speed,” which is the name Trump recently gave for a program to develop a Coronavirus vaccine.
Many #SuperDuperMissile memes poke fun at the name of this weapon, which sounds like something a child might name their favorite toy. Other memes hone in on Trump’s other problematic behaviors related to the Space Force, his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Billions spent in research & development, what shall we call it?
Trump: “Super Duper Missile”
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) May 15, 2020
Instead of a Super Duper Missle, how about a Whiz Bang Pandemic Plan.#MealsNotMissles
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) May 15, 2020
This was pretty much Trump today as he announced the “Super Duper Missile” pic.twitter.com/f84qZra8EA
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) May 15, 2020
“Look a super duper missle. A yummy dummy sundae. A cheesy peesey pizza!” #SpaceForce
— Joshua Parson (@skinnychubbyguy) May 15, 2020
— Kevin Hawn (@KevVekKevVek) May 15, 2020
Pretty sure Fisher-Price owns the ‘Super-Duper Missle’ trademark ? pic.twitter.com/m9KkQ4MYLw
— sean voss (@svoss150) May 15, 2020
Leaked classified video of the super duper missle… pic.twitter.com/HkJmOBPENP
— Francisco Roig (@roigfj) May 15, 2020
LIVE FOOTAGE of Space Force Super Duper Missle prototype designed by Trump: pic.twitter.com/OnNe0KOTna
— HereForTheFails (@HereForTheFails) May 15, 2020