RuPaul has been vocal about his political involvement in the past, encouraging people to vote and take action on the issues that they care about

By Greta Bjornson
November 01, 2019 04:23 PM

There’s a new political party in the mix — at least according to Twitter: the “RuPublicans.”

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the ongoing impeachment investigation over his relationship to Ukraine was “nonsense,” but it was his closing line that got the most attention.

“Rupublicans [sic], go with Substance and close it out!” he wrote

The typo wasn’t lost on fans of RuPaul or her TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, who were quick to take notice of the misspelling and playfully claim it as their own on social media.

After the president’s tweet, the hashtag took off with Twitter users proclaiming their allegiance to RuPaul as their candidate of choice.

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RuPaul (né RuPaul Charles) has made it his trademark to add “Ru” to everyday words, featuring a “Rudemption Runway” for his reality show and tweeting about the “ruvenge” that is in store for contestants on upcoming episodes.

So both Ru and his followers jumped on the chance to become “RuPublicans,” envisioning a progressive, liberal party with the hashtag #RuPublican.

@RuPaul taking over the Republican Party. #RUpublican” one fan tweeted.

Another user wrote, “Sashay away from the @GOP and join the dragulous #RuPublican Partay!”

One third person even joked they were switching parties, writing, “Sorry @TheDemocrats, I’m now a #RuPublican!”

Wrote another: “RuPublicans stand for lip syncing, sickening looks, tongue pops, & death drops, huntee.”

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Derrick Barry, Drag Race season 8 competitor famous for his Britney Spears impersonation, voiced his support by retweeting RuPaul’s message.

“Registering as a #RuPublican!” Barry wrote.

RuPaul has been vocal about his political involvement in the past, encouraging people to vote and take action on the issues that they care about. In a NowThis News video before the 2018 midterm elections, he stressed the importance of heading to the polls.

“In my lifetime, I don’t remember it ever being this dark or this divided,” he said. “I have to believe, every day I wake up, it is moving forward.”

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