On Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House that China should launch an investigation to get dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son — openly calling for yet more election interference as he faces an impeachment investigation for doing exactly that.
Immediately, commenters on social media expressed their shock and outrage at the president's brazen conduct:
"China, if you're listening..." https://t.co/RMRXCQyrQb— Julia Ioffe (@Julia Ioffe)1570113088.0
As a practical matter, China will now see investigating Trump’s potential political opponent as a bargaining chip i… https://t.co/N2VvBOGzTK— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto)1570113496.0
@kaitlancollins Crime your way through the crimes.— Joey Christmas (@Joey Christmas)1570113440.0
@kaitlancollins Impeachment hearings live on the South Lawn.— News & Gifs (@News & Gifs)1570112935.0
@kaitlancollins Why, did Joe or Hunter help Ivanka get her foreign trademarks?— Alexandra Erin the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman (@Alexandra Erin the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman)1570113275.0
@kaitlancollins https://t.co/RtEbAjsz2r— BlessYourHeart (@BlessYourHeart)1570113120.0