President Donald Trump tried to give himself a new nickname Tuesday on Twitter.
In an all-caps tweet, he called himself “the lone warrior,” complete with an exclamation point on the end.
Trump’s “lone warrior” declaration comes amid allegations he knew for months about a Russian military unit paying bounties to Afghan militants for killing American soldiers. Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to a G-7 meeting after he’d reportedly been informed.
But with the virus surging, former Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that Trump “has surrendered, waved the white flag and left the battlefield.”
Trump also avoided military service during the Vietnam War via medical deferments for bone spurs.
The president’s critics on Twitter were quick to remind of him that history:
You call yourself a wartime president, and the greatest battle you've been presented with is Coronavirus.— Rebecca D'sister (@rlmades) June 30, 2020
You're the worst "warrior" ever. pic.twitter.com/qHIZjGlmx0
trump was a "lone Warrior" during Vietnam. He stayed at home "alone" while the real warriors served. Lone warrior, my ass. He is a damn coward.— American Veteran (@amvetsupport) June 30, 2020
Trump seems to be calling himself "The Lone Warrior," which doesn't make a lot of sense.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 30, 2020
1. He isn't a warrior. He dodged the war with bone spurs.
2. Maybe he wants to be like "The Lone Ranger," but the Lone Ranger at least wore a f***ing mask.
You have Russia and China. You’re not completely alone.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 30, 2020
You’re so embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/nGl4CX2ks3— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 30, 2020
He's never been in a war. Coronavirus doesn't even count because he kept telling Governors to take care of it.— NancySara🌼🌱🌙✒ (@NancySara_78) June 30, 2020
Best I can tell he's the Lone Warrior of the Porcelain Throne and that's about it.
THE LONE WARRIOR! pic.twitter.com/HkGg4VfDZe— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) June 30, 2020
The lone warrior hiding in his bunker. pic.twitter.com/hUvinqM9kM— Happy Canadian (@macarthur54) June 30, 2020
The reason Trump is THE LONE WARRIOR is that nobody in our military wants to follow a coward.— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) June 30, 2020
The Lone Warrior?! What does that even mean?— Ron Clements (@Ron_Clements) June 30, 2020
For me, there will only ever be one Ultimate LONE WARRIOR. pic.twitter.com/ABQe3AnfzD— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) June 30, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.