RadioOnFire.com – The hashtag #AnybodyButTrump2020 trended on Twitter Tuesday ahead of President Trump’s official reelection campaign launch in Orlando, Fla.
The hashtag had been used in nearly 20,000 tweets as of noon on Tuesday, and was the fifth-most used hashtag in the U.S.
The term seems to come from an Orlando Sentinel editorial published Tuesday where the paper gave a sweeping endorsement of anybody but Trump ahead of his campaign launch in the city.
While the editorial admits some may find it difficult to eliminate a candidate before identifying an opponent, the paper wrote “there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump.”
“After 2 1/2 years we’ve seen enough. Enough of the chaos, the division, the schoolyard insults, the self-aggrandizement, the corruption, and especially the lies,” they wrote.
The paper has a history of endorsing Republican candidates dating back to 1952, most recently in 2012.
There are a few exceptions, including backing Lyndon Johnson against Barry Goldwater in 1964 and John Kerry over President George W. Bush’s reelection — and endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.