President Donald Trump continued his tweet storm Monday in hopes of staving off the impeachment inquiry announced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Between Twitter posts about civil war and asking how he could be impeached, Trump presented a poll to refute every other poll—which all showed voters favoring impeachment increasing.
As expected by anyone familiar with right wing Steve Bannon-founded publication Breitbart, polls from that source showed a different story. The Breitbart poll showed the only story President Trump was willing to entertain—Americans were overwhelmingly against impeachment.
THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/zqbTTlbGmp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019
Citing Breitbart drew equally predictable reactions.
Breitbart? 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/biVAxoXEWY
— Andrew Goss 👊USAF👊 (@Goss30Goss) October 1, 2019
Did #DonaldTrump just post the results of a Breitbart poll?? 🤣
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) September 30, 2019
I swear he saw this and felt a wave of relief.
Then picked up the phone, called France, and asked if they’d be interested in conspiring to help him win in 2020.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 30, 2019
A poll from Breitbart and he STILL couldn’t get 100% 🤣🤣🤣
— Heather Vesper (@alittleheath) October 1, 2019
97.83% of White Supremacists stand with Trump.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 30, 2019
One sharp eyed person spotted a detail on the image Trump shared.
And the “return to poll” to let you know he voted.
— CynTheeUh (@cynful103) October 1, 2019
That is hilarious. I completely overlooked that nonsense.
— Problem_Style (@kmack02) October 1, 2019
How many other Trump family or administration members also voted in the poll?
People were eager to share other poll numbers with the President however.
55% of Americans approve of Democrats starting an impeachment inquiry, versus 45% who disapprove. The survey found nearly 90% of Democrats back an inquiry, while 49% of independents and *ONLY* 23% of REPUBLICANS support one.#TheMoreYouKnow 🌠 https://t.co/4XBj1cvi8Q
— BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage! (@mmpadellan) October 1, 2019
FACT: scientifically conducted #poll shows that MORE Americans support impeaching Trump (47%), than not (45%), with large increases among independent and @GOP voters.😎#ImpeachTrumphttps://t.co/gqa6ShZbEj
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) October 1, 2019
Dr. Eugene Gu even created a poll in the replies of President Trump’s post about Breitbart’s poll.
The numbers from Dr. Gu’s poll were far less favorable than Breitbart’s. However if Trump supporters posted a poll in the comments, surely it would…
…still not favor President Trump.
Based on all the other polls not done on Twitter or by Breitbart, one person thought a question should be asked.
When we impeach you….is there a specific country to which you would you like your belongings delivered?
— Byron Ricketts (@BJR3_Boston) September 30, 2019
After subpoenas were handed out to Trump’s personal lawyer and members of his administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was revealed to be on the July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and it was disclosed the President pressured Australia and other nations to help him, Monday turned out to be not a great day for the President.
Especially after #ImpeachmentIsComing trended on Twitter.
Listen to the first season of George Takei’s podcast, ‘Oh Myyy Pod!‘ where we explore the racially charged videos that have taken the internet by storm.
Be sure to subscribe here and never miss an episode.