President Donald Trump stormed out of an infrastructure meeting with congressional Democrats yesterday after giving them an ultimatum: End the investigations of Trump and his administration or he would refuse to work with them.
Trump then went to the Rose Garden for what was presented as an impromptu press conference, but some believe it was, in fact, planned ahead of time by the White House because they had signs decrying Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Someone at the White House probably should have seen this coming https://t.co/zHXUu2Xyoh
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) May 23, 2019
The sign parroted the usual talking points that Trump and his ilk deploy against standard oversight: “$35 million spent” (failing to mention the nearly $40 million of assets seized from Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, thus turning a profit), “No collusion,” “No obstruction,” and other greatest hits.
That’s when Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) took to Twitter to “fix” the sign for the president.
Fixed the President's Rose Garden sign for him. pic.twitter.com/faQZ4xAPhy
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) May 22, 2019
The fixed version points out the revenue generated by the investigation as well as the guilty pleas and verdicts, culminating in a direct quote from the report indicating that the special counsel couldn’t state with confidence that the president didn’t obstruct justice.
That’s when the internet began making signs of their own.
— Danny Amaral (@DannyAmaralShow) May 22, 2019
Here’s another addition: pic.twitter.com/xL12A7UePG
— James (@JamesSNYC) May 22, 2019
Here’s another version pic.twitter.com/Oyn9R0UFGg
— SnittySue (@SueinRockville) May 22, 2019
— darth™ (@darth) May 22, 2019
And, if you’d like to create your own, the internet has you covered as well.
in case anyone needed a version of Trump in the Rose Garden with a blank sign for creative use pic.twitter.com/MtNWb2Dfc7
— Liz Mackenzie (@LizMackenzie12) May 22, 2019
Make the sign great again.