You have to hand it to Donald J. Trump. He has produced a slogan that has morphed into an all-purpose acronym that one can use in more than one fashion.
I refer to “Make America Great Again,” which has become MAGA to those of us who comment frequently about the president’s campaign mantra.
Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 while vowing to MAGA.
He uses it all the time to remind his adoring throngs that he is MAGA — or “making America great again.”
I have found the acronym to be a rather creative item to toss around.
I prefer using MAGA as a verb. You know, kind of like this: Hey, let’s MAGA, you and me. We can do this!
MAGA as a noun is a bit more problematic, but it’s not without its uses. Try this on: I am proud to be a MAGA.
Or, how about as an adjective? We MAGA supporters are going to keep the White House when the president is re-elected. Surely, too, you’ve seen the “MAGA hats” sitting atop people’s heads or the “MAGA shirts” that cover their torsos.
I must acknowledge something about MAGA: Trump isn’t the first recent presidential candidate to make such a vow. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton declared during their 1980 and 1992 campaigns to win the White House to “make America great again.” The slogan didn’t morph into acronym form, though, when they said it.
OK, that all said, the president’s re-election slogan presumes he already has MAGA. So now he’s going to run on his vow to “Keep America Great.”
KAG, though, just doesn’t have the same ring.