Donald Trump liked the moniker "Mr. Brexit" that he used to describe himself in a Fox News interview Wednesday so much that he repeated that proclamation in a Thursday tweet and confused the internet.
They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2016
Fox & Friends tried to clear up the confusion by posting a clip of the original interview.
Then Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney analyzed the phrase fully.
"The polls are suggesting that Trump loses in a landslide. Well, let's see what happens in November," Varney said. "But the main point is that the establishment in America universally opposes Donald Trump. Just the way they universally opposed leaving [the EU]."
Others seemed to agree that this is what Trump was alluding to and questioned the analogy.
Thank you, Twitter. Apparently Trump is trying to say the polls were wrong about Brexit and they're wrong about him.https://t.co/s3NxvTPN3p— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 18, 2016
So if we accept Trump’s Brexit poll theory, the polls are off 4-5 points, and he still loses by a clear margin.These guys are geniuses. — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 18, 2016
Brexit polls showed a pure toss-up going into the vote. So at the moment Trump's analogy, if that's what it is, is completely bogus.— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) August 18, 2016
Others in the Twitterverse were a little more loose in their analysis.
Explainer: Mr. Brexit was the endearingly oafish next-door neighbor in Mary Poppins, Trump's favorite movie. https://t.co/ErCCLU5hp4— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 18, 2016
@lizzieohreally I wish I knew what he meant. Is he threatening to have the US leave the EU? He's like the Lotche of political tweets.— derpaderp (@aisflat439) August 18, 2016
Mr. Brexit was my least favorite RESERVOIR DOGS character.— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) August 18, 2016
They call me, "Mister Brexit!" pic.twitter.com/xiWBiIXcrt— Twiττer's Good Boy (@twitersgoodboy) August 18, 2016
❎The space cowboy ❎The gangster of love ❎Maurice ✅MR. BREXIT https://t.co/pJBnS08TSq— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) August 18, 2016
MR. BREXIT is easily the worst of the MR. MEN characters. pic.twitter.com/VLCZrhQyhC— Truth Tellah (@tellahtruth) August 18, 2016
Mr. Brexit sounds like a rapper's secondary name, or the name of a cute tabby cat. https://t.co/zqnaG30FzP— Black Guy Emeritus (@ReverendDrDash) August 18, 2016
There was even a shout-out to the original Mr. Brexit.
The one and only Mr. Brexit pic.twitter.com/4khNIcuFJI— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) August 18, 2016