On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on two articles of impeachment.
Not surprisingly, when Vladimir Putin weighed in on the news on Thursday, he sounded very much like a mouthpiece of the Trump White House.
One of Republicans' favorite talking points about impeachment is that Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump ever since he got in office, and that impeachment is just another way of re-litigating the 2016 election.
They also assert that Trump did nothing wrong, neither in 2016 nor on the call with President Zelensky of Ukraine.
"One party that lost the elections, the Democrats, is now trying to find new ways by accusing Trump of collusion with Russia. But then it turns out there was no collusion, this can't be the basis for the impeachment. Now they came up with some pressure on Ukraine.."
Putin: "One party that lost the elections, the Democrats, is now trying to find new ways by accusing Trump of collu… https://t.co/TzFeMSMZAF— The Hill (@The Hill) 1576796460.0
People were not surprised.
@TheLeadCNN @fpleitgenCNN The Democrats should be very proud to be criticized by Putin. This just shows Putin’s hold on Trump.— masama (@masama) 1576796559.0
@thehill When Putin comes out less than 24 hours to defend @potus @realDonaldTrump , you know the @HouseDemocrats m… https://t.co/rhZ2YMhmZB— Claudine ☕️ (@Claudine ☕️) 1576797504.0
@TheDemCoalition It's not even hidden anymore. A vote for Trump is a vote for Putin— Impeach or We Take to the Streets 🌊 (@Impeach or We Take to the Streets 🌊) 1576791204.0
Some wondered who was following whose talking points.
@TheLeadCNN @fpleitgenCNN Putin echos the Republicans The republicans echo Putin #PutinElectedTrump— Bob (@Bob) 1576795171.0
@TheDemCoalition Putin talking points = GOP talking points and vice versa. What’s with this love affair between Rus… https://t.co/n4sDKsjXPI— Kinda..Sorta (@Kinda..Sorta) 1576790522.0
@thehill Later today republicans will be using these exact words.— Andrew Kaplan (@Andrew Kaplan) 1576797052.0
@TheLeadCNN @fpleitgenCNN You mean the GOP echoes arguments given to them by Putin. They’re spewing Russian propag… https://t.co/I6ViZg5cE6— LibelleBella (@LibelleBella) 1576795245.0
@TheLeadCNN @jaketapper @fpleitgenCNN The author has the right to take credit for his work.— Thomas W (@Thomas W) 1576795508.0
The puppet master is at it again.