President Donald Trump on Tuesday predicted mass unrest if he were impeached, brushing off rumors that he is privately concerned about his political future.
Speaking with Reuters in the Oval Office, Trump’s remarks were paired with his typical boasting about the economy.
“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country. I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”
Facing a Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives come January, impeachment has become a real possibility.
Trump said he is willing to work with Democrats but only if they stop investigating him.
“We’re going to go down one of two tracks,” the president declared. “We’re either going to start the campaign and they’re going to do presidential harassment. Or we’re going to get tremendous amounts of legislation passed working together. There’s not a third track.”
At the notion that people would “revolt” in the event that Trump is impeached, many on Twitter made the same joke:
If by revolt he means dancing in the streets with euphoric abandon then yes.
— Cat in the Hat ❄ (@NotMyPrecedent) December 12, 2018
If by "revolt" he means "throw a huge party", then yes, he's right.
— Jennifer Thorne-In-Your-Side (@sashajenn) December 12, 2018
I think he’s confusing “revolt” with “party”.
— TexasWhoDatChic (@Dat4Who) December 12, 2018
Don Cheadle had another take on the same theme:
And others shared the sentiment:
He might not get the revolt he thinks. https://t.co/JyswqKpgly
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 12, 2018
— Jack Cahill (@jackcahill) December 12, 2018
Yeah, people think Americans will be doing other things…
Americans would be dancing in the streets! pic.twitter.com/WEs1YivQoM
— Chauncine_Savage 💕💚 (@ChauncineC) December 12, 2018
The people will PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999 AGAIN. Cue up Prince!!
— Ernie (@ecl326) December 12, 2018
Trump is using the wrong word again. The people won't revolt if he's impeached. We'll rejoice.
— Truth. Justice. Equality for all. (@blueingreenemo) December 12, 2018
And who exactly is he talking about?
— Robin Evans (@RobinGEvans) December 12, 2018
Some had an idea: