A Donald Trump Quote Inspired The Anime Training Montage ‘Bigger Better Stronger’ Meme


On March 9th, 2017, YouTube channel TwinkieMan published a meme remix, using samples from a speech of Donald Trump where he said:

The American dream is dead. But if I get elected president, I will bring it back. Bigger, better, stronger, than ever before.

On March 13th, 2017, YouTube channel Purple Unknown used a shortened version of the remix in an animation video (shown below, left). On February 8th, 2018, YouTube channel Starbeam uploaded an animation showing the character Natsuki from the dating-simulator game Doki Doki Literature Club. This video shows the character going through training and becoming Buffsuki, a muscular version of herself. This video defined the visual gag, especially the bodybuilder poses of displaying the muscles. The video appears to have been the template for subsequent variations.