After numerous hearings and markups since the inquiry was first announced in September, the Democratic House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Though Trump will all but certainly be vindicated by the Republican Senate, the impeachment will forever impact his presidency, and—judging from his tweets the morning of the vote—he's fully aware of that.
The President posted a tweet on Wednesday morning asking his supporters to say a prayer.
Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG!… https://t.co/lhfvA1wueF— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1576672446.0
The tweet came only a day after the President sent an erratic six-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), part of which expressed skepticism that Pelosi prays for the President, which she's previously asserted she does often.
Trump said in the letter:
"Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying 'I pray for the President,' when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!"
Pelosi, admitting she'd been too busy to read the letter in full, called the letter "ridiculous" and "sick."
People seemed more skeptical of Trump's prayers than Pelosi's.
Every time you say "Thoughts and prayers" after gun violence, including when my daughter was murdered, I knew you d… https://t.co/LMBWpdarQs— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1576679514.0
Impeachment will unravel him. He will be more reckless. https://t.co/Wsp6ppB7r1— Wajahat "Abu Khadija" Ali (@Wajahat "Abu Khadija" Ali)1576677955.0
I read the transcripts—the summary memo of the phone call and the transcripts of damning testimony from people you… https://t.co/9ARtogH0BL— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1576672733.0
You're an illegitimate president, you're a criminal president, you're the whiniest of all presidents, and history w… https://t.co/WzZq9KDDjb— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca)1576678785.0
People were busy with different prayers than the kind Donald requested.
Lord, dear Lord, I pray for the sake of the United States of America that this impeachment proceed and that Senate… https://t.co/hyrb9OUFmj— Ben. No More, No Less. (@Ben. No More, No Less.)1576672879.0
People I'd rather say a prayer for: - Kids in cages - Parents who can't find them - Women assaulted by trump - Ukra… https://t.co/5ywjhu35vp— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1576677791.0
"Say a prayer!" I am all out of prayers today. I used them for children in cages and begging god to impeach you. https://t.co/0FCwoTrxwg— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1576673239.0
I pray that Senate Republicans discover their love of country and remove this deranged criminal from office. https://t.co/iVrJ2MkMih— Will Wilkinson 🌐 (@Will Wilkinson 🌐)1576680070.0
The House is expected to debate articles of impeachment on the floor for six hours before officially impeaching Trump.