Moments after 12 GOP senators joined in Democrats to pass a resolution to terminate Donald Trump’s emergency resolution on the southern border, Twitter users erupted in mockery of the president for taking a big loss.
According to Reuters, “The 59-41 vote marks the second Senate rebuke of Trump in two days. Senators on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, rejecting Trump’s policy toward the kingdom.”
The embattled Trump’s declining clout with his own party was not lost on social media, with one commenter reminding the president he also lost the popular vote in 2016 — a sore subject for Trump.
Trump himself responded to the rebuke by simply tweeting: “VETO!”
You can see an assortment of comments on both the news and Trump’s response below:
Trump loses again, just like the popular vote.https://t.co/5AZlk65ePvADVERTISEMENT
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) March 14, 2019
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
You can’t Veto on Twitter.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 14, 2019
Only 5 more Republican votes are needed to remove you from office :)
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) March 14, 2019
I think there's a formal process here, you don't just shout the word. Common mistake: https://t.co/sHGf9u5EuFADVERTISEMENT
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 14, 2019
If Trump now vetoes it + loses he will be challenged in the primaries. They have drawn a line in the sand at Trump attacking the Constitution. This is a massive miscalculation by Trump. Rumor is that even McConnell will vote to override a veto feeling he has no choice.
— Ron☘ (@kellr2010) March 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
They should be voting to terminate Trump's presidency
— James Nemec (@JamesNemec) March 14, 2019
So, the beginning of the end for DJT.
— Mark Szuch (@MarkSzuch) March 14, 2019
— facendacrowd (@Bojo40Com) March 14, 2019
Art of the Fail
— Edward Kim (@eddiek005) March 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Haha! Take that, trump! pic.twitter.com/6RfqEpwxaX
— Rebecca Zabel-Brewer (@ZaraRedde) March 14, 2019
Hows that Senate majority treating ya @realDonaldTrump
— Corey Cooper (@THERyu) March 14, 2019