#NotMyPresident started trending on Twitter for some time before President-elect Joe Biden took to the stage for his inauguration ceremony on Wednesday as the 46th President of the United States.
The term “not my president” was used by liberals when President Donald Trump surprisingly won the 2016 election, used regularly in protest chants and hashtags on social media.
Joe Biden took to the steps of the inaugural stage at 11:18 a.m. ET to cheers from the crowd. Then by 11:30 a.m. ET, there were more than 21,000 tweets that included the hashtag about Biden.
Twitter user @trumpingitup, shared a photo along with the hashtag urging others to shut down their “televisions, cell phones, tablets, computers, radios, etc.” from noon ET to 2 p.m. ET to make sure Biden’s inauguration records “the lowest ratings in history.”
“In about 40 minutes, His Fraudulency Joe Biden will become #NotMyPresident,” user @NolteNC wrote on Twitter, meanwhile, another user @emsmithtr90 called it a “Sad day today! A corrupt career politician is getting sworn in! #NotMyPresident.”
User @unknown_patriot kept their message straightforward, writing, “Joe Biden is #notmypresident.” Another user @santiagomayer_, who is obviously not a Trump supporter, took revenge against those tweeting the hashtag.
“I’ll tell them what they told us four years ago: F–k your feelings,” he wrote.
Donald Trump did not attend the inauguration, making him the first president to miss the ceremony in more than 150 years.