After the GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a draft report concluding that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, President Donald Trump wrote an all-caps missive to the committee’s latest document.
“THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,” the president tweeted.
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Twitter, naturally, couldn’t let it go.
“Putting it in all caps doesn’t make it true, pumpkin,” one user responded.
Putting it in all caps doesn't make it true, pumpkin.
— Red (@Redpainter1) March 13, 2018
BuzzFeed News’ Katherine Miller took the opportunity to troll the president using her own all-caps tweet featuring lyrics from Alanis Morrisette’s “You Oughta Know.”
IT'S NOT FAIR, TO DENY ME, OF THE CROSS I BEAR THAT YOU GAVE TO ME YOU, YOU, YOU OUGHTA KNOW https://t.co/LNIRkDFXG6
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) March 13, 2018
CNN’s Jim Scuitto, meanwhile, noted that the Russian embassy was also celebrating the impending end of the House intel committee probe.
Also celebrating GOP draft report: https://t.co/imEAlNB6PO
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) March 13, 2018
All “Russia investigations” (not only in the US) are destined to end as @ConawayTX11 brilliantly concluded: “only Tom Clancy could take this series of inadvertent contacts, meetings, whatever, and weave that into some sort of a spy thriller that could go out there”#JackRyan pic.twitter.com/rX4QEP7R3p
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) March 13, 2018
Check out the best responses below:
This was not the finding of the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. President, but only a statement by its GOP members, who lack the courage to stand up to a President of their own party when the national interest necessitates it. https://t.co/ZC1T5BUKS1
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 13, 2018
And not a god damn person with any god damn sense believes this report – not even GOP committee members, who have barely any sense at all.
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) March 13, 2018
guessing this tweet was provided to House Intel majority before they got rolling, and they conducted their investigation accordingly https://t.co/rliLEjNTXg
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) March 13, 2018
We can all point out the flaws in this statement (even apart from the hideous use of all caps).
But this statement isn't meant for us.
For those for whom it _is_ meant, the majority on the House Intelligence Committee did exactly what they were supposed to do.
Shame on them. https://t.co/o647aKCOwh
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) March 13, 2018
He's going ALL CAPS. You never go ALL CAPS. Jesus, get the net. https://t.co/9O0oOtxtyg
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 13, 2018
I ONLY TWEET ENTIRELY IN ALL CAPS WHEN MY LAPDOG IS ACTUALLY SITTING IN MY LAP – GOOD BOY, DEVIN! https://t.co/u99j44QWkJ
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) March 13, 2018
NOTHING SCREAMS INNOCENCE LIKE ALL-CAPS! https://t.co/q8Z9Dgb7Jx
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) March 13, 2018
Trump's poker tell would be yelling I HAVE VERY GOOD CARDS PROBABLY THE WINNING HAND DON'T BET IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE MONEY BECAUSE I AM GOING TO WIN THIS HAND https://t.co/G7HflEBbAA
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) March 13, 2018
This is what Donald's penis looks like when he's about to pay a sex worker $130K for sex. https://t.co/Oru2noxHCR
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) March 13, 2018