'Impeach the Pres': Trump calls for his own impeachment in bizarre tweet highlighting state of economy
On Tuesday, Trump pointed out the current state of the country's economy in an all-capped tweet suggesting that he did not feel appreciated
President Donald Trump, in a bizarre Twitter rant on Tuesday, appeared to call for his own impeachment writing: "Impeach the Pres."
On Tuesday, Trump wrote an entire tweet in all caps where he pointed out the current state of the country's economy, suggesting that he did not feel appreciated, however, he concluded his tweet with a call for his own impeachment.
The president may have been attempting to make a case that the current economic numbers would make it tough for the Democrats to impeach him, however, it appears that he forgot to connect the sentences.
"Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER!," Trump tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "How about saying it this way, IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! Also, MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY! Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres."
Although the president signing off with a call for his impeachment may have been a possible attempt at sarcasm, Twitter users, within moments of his gaffe, reacted by mocking him and some even suggested that the concluding bit of the tweet was written by First Lady Melania Trump.
A journalist, Rory Appleton, tweeted in response, saying: "Shyamalan-level twist in this one." While humor columnist Rex Huppke quipped: "I bet Melania typed that last line in."
"Why is Trump ending his tweet w. Impeach the Pres.," columnist Aisha Sultan tweeted. "Corruption aside, I've never seen a dumber elected official in my life."
Several others appeared to back Trump on his advocacy of his own impeachment, with filmmaker Morgan J. Freeman saying: "I agree... let's IMPEACH THE PRES!!!"
"Impeach the Pres.'? Working on it," actor Alan Tudyk tweeted. Journalist David Mack wrote: "Trump comes out in favor of impeachment."
"Your final point is particularly hard to argue with," tweeted the playwright Dan Rebellato. "Imagining what Freud would have said about the last line of this tweet," tweeted the writer Virginia Hume.
An impeachment inquiry was launched last month by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi against Trump after a whistleblower lodged a formal complaint alleging that the president had set a quid pro quo of millions in military aid with the Ukrainian leader for an investigation into his political rival.
The White House subsequently released a transcript of the call which confirmed that Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his rival and Democratic frontrunner in the 2020 presidential elections.