'Panicking orange man': Trump ridiculed for recycling 'witch hunt' claim as House approves impeachment resolution
President Donald Trump. (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)

As with the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump proclaimed the impeachment vote as a "witch hunt!"


While he hasn't repeated "no collusion" and "no obstruction," he has exchanged those with "no quid pro quo" and "perfect call."

The president sent out the tweet just as the House officially passed a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry.

Trump's daughter Ivanka also proclaimed the innocence of her father with a quote in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter.

“…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.” -Thomas Jefferson’s reflections on Washington, D.C. in a letter to his daughter Martha.

Some things never change, dad!

Ironically, the rest of the quote paints a picture of a world her father also opposes. One that is peaceful and where the parties aren't at each other's throats.

"I pant for that society where all is peace and harmony," Jefferson wrote. "Where we love & are beloved by every object we see. and to have that intercourse of soft affections hushed & suppressed by the eternal presence of strangers goes very hard indeed; & the harder as we see that the candle of life is burning out, so that the pleasures we lose are lost forever."

It's unclear if Ivanka Trump is saying that Americans who support impeachment and accountability are enemies, but Jefferson certainly wasn't making that claim.

No word on when Trump intends to support that any time soon.

Either way, the internet issued swift mockery of both Trumps. You can see the tweets below: