President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened Democrats with investigations if the new House majority uses its subpoena power to investigate the president, referring to any further digging into his tax returns or business dealings as a waste of taxpayer money.
“If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level,” Trump tweeted, “then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!”
If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough fired back at Trump’s bluster on Morning Joe this morning by pointing out that Trump and the Republican Party no longer have unilateral power in Washington.
“Here’s the news. Two are playing at that game, not one anymore. This is not a one-party system anymore.”
Scarborough, a former GOP Congressman who left the Republican Party because of his disgust with Trump, explained that Tuesday’s midterm elections are proof that our electoral system is still functioning.
“The system works,” Scarborough said. “Madison’s system of checks and balances worked.”
Scarborough then praised Democrats for mounting a successful insurgency to Trump, culminating in winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in a decade.
“The Democrats in the House helped put together and support some pretty extraordinary candidates that knew how to win Republican districts,” Scarborough said. “They are big winners,” he continued. “Let’s tip our hats to the Democrats in the House. They put together great candidates and a great message and actually got a higher percentage of the vote in 2018 than the Tea Party did in 2010.”
Watch the full clip here.
Twitter tore into Trump for his “waste taxpayer money” nonsense.
Fixed it for you….
If the Democrats, who were duly elected by the American people, think they are going to perform their constitutionally mandated oversight duties, I am going to abuse my power as President.
— Jeff McKown (@waythingsturn) November 7, 2018
How much taxpayer money has been spent on presidential vacations at Trump properties?
"waste Taxpayers Money?" …like golf trips every weekend, rallies a couple of times a week… kinda like that, right?
— Wendell M. Young (@wendmyoung) November 7, 2018
That spending needs to be on the list of things to investigate. I bet that they can find enough that we are improperly paying for to fund several investigations.
— Lauren Down South (@LaurenDownSouth) November 7, 2018
Someone is shitting his pants now huh. You've wasted plenty of my tax dollars on your stupid golf trips and #GOPTaxScam. Can't wait for all your corruptions and fraud to be exposed. #TraitorTrump #TrumptheNewHitler
— Simon *I Vote* (@JFiguer1) November 7, 2018
The man’s favorite hobby seems to be obstructing justice
— Mel #FamiliesBelongTogether (@MDemforce) November 7, 2018
The country rejected Trumpism last night.
The country spoke loudly, Mr. President. The people want checks and balances restored to our constitutional government. That's how the system was designed to work.
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) November 7, 2018
Governing isn’t a game, and the Senate is not at Trump’s disposal to do with as he pleases (at least, let’s hope not).
It’s not a game. You also don’t have a supermajority in the senate
— LRG (@cccharley2) November 7, 2018
Additionally, the senate doesn’t work for you. They work for the people. If they snap to your attention we have a dictatorship. We don’t. Go read the constitution
— LRG (@cccharley2) November 7, 2018
Mr President you’re about to experience CHECKS AND BALANCES.? Aren’t you excited?
— Russell (@russmove) November 7, 2018
Big night for Democrats. Took House Majority, turned 33 seats. Flipped 7 Governorships. Popular vote by 8%. With any other Republican President the Senate would have been a super majority for Republicans #DumpTrump
— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) November 7, 2018
But the fun is only just beginning.