Despite long-held beliefs that Democrats launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump would backfire, public support for the President’s impeachment continues to rise as more information regarding Trump’s corrupt dealings with foreign leaders comes to light.
Trump’s impeachment got an unexpected—albeit likely accidental—endorsement this morning from its own subject: President Donald Trump himself.
In a caps-ridden tweet touting a boost in median household income, the President ended with a sentence that seemed to support his own impeachment:
“Impeach the Pres.”
Read the bizarre assembly of words below.
Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER! 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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
Soon, “Impeach the Pres” was the top trending topic in the United States, with people eager to seize upon the gaffe.
Trump: Impeach the Pres
Nancy: on my way Donny Boy pic.twitter.com/Imr2s48ZUd
— DKT (@darleneturner53) October 15, 2019
nancy: he is basically self impeaching
everyone: lol thats not a thing
trump: impeach the pres
— m i t h XI.LXXV (@ManlnTheHoody) October 15, 2019
– Impeach the Pres.
glad to hear you're on board
— Flat Space Denier (@extrmlyoffline) October 15, 2019
While his intent may have been something completely different, people were surprised that Trump said something they agreed with.
It was bound to happen one day; I agree 100% with @realDonaldTrump.
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 15, 2019
I saw a screen grab of this tweet and had to check it out for myself (and capture my own screen grab). Sure enough, he actually tweeted "Impeach the Pres."
This is the first time I've wholeheartedly agreed with him. pic.twitter.com/rh0ySAN4To
— Jeff Kavanaugh (@JLKavanaugh) October 15, 2019
Not sure that the 48 word intro is really necessary (Twitter is all about brevity, right?) Anyway, couldn’t agree more: impeach the pres!!! https://t.co/rrJzvWUz1L
— jeremy dangerhouse (@dangerhouse) October 15, 2019
As for Trump’s claims that median household income is the highest ever, the President’s claim is misleading. According to the Washington Post, household income is “roughly the same as it was 20 years ago,” when adjusted for inflation. Median income is rising only at around half the rate that it rose in 2017.
That will be very meaningful for people who don’t know that a dollar now is worth what 12 cents was in 1965.
The gap between the rich and everyone else is growing fast and you gave the rich a tax cut.
— JRehling (@JRehling) October 15, 2019
September 10, 2019
Today’s report from the Census Bureau shows a marked slowdown in median household income growth relative to previous years. Median household incomes rose only 0.9%, after rising 1.8% in 2017 and following impressive gains in the two years prior: pic.twitter.com/xuIeG1bKIv
— Benny the snitch (@Bennythesnitch) October 15, 2019
Income inequality, however, is at its highest ever recorded.