'STILL A CRIME, SPANKY'
President Donald Trump's anxiety, as measured by number of tweets, seems to be approaching all-time highs. Monday, hours after giving a Veterans Day speech in his hometown of New York, surrounded by banners in windows and on buildings calling for his impeachment and removal, Trump took to Twitter and had yet another meltdown.
"In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine," Trump tweeted Monday night. "I am sure you will find it tantalizing!"
Of course, that is the call nobody is talking about. The call that led to the impeachment inquiry is the infamous July 25 call, which Trump repeatedly has insisted everyone should "read the transcript" from, despite the fact he has never released the transcript.
Read the Transcript. It is PERFECT!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573510209.0
Trump also posted several tweets purportedly quoting his fans at Fox News, including this one:
....want that to be an impeachable offense? Good luck with that!” @JesseBWatters @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573516695.0
Then there was this false claim:
Just like Schiff fabricated my phone call, he will fabricate the transcripts that he is making and releasing!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573514664.0
The mockery was immediate. Take a look:
Vindman testified there was nothing wrong with this call. The telcon may well be mortifying because Trump is an emb… https://t.co/TXfAZyrwYT— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1573516009.0
@realDonaldTrump "I only did a little bit of extortion" isn't the best defense...— David P ☃️❄️🎅🏿🎄🦌 (@David P ☃️❄️🎅🏿🎄🦌)1573516797.0
@realDonaldTrump You released the aid two days after the Inspector General alerted Congress that there was an inter… https://t.co/Ykggria2w2— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1573516919.0
Pres said Saturday he would probably release it Tuesday, now saying "sometime this week." https://t.co/NI8UF8ZltG— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1573517805.0
Thats a quid pro quo duffus!! In other words bribery n extortion!! That money wasn't yours. It belonged to the tax… https://t.co/D8L1pNOn9a— The Alternative (@The Alternative)1573517744.0
@realDonaldTrump "I asked the bank teller to give me the money, see, and told her nobody would get hurt. I asked he… https://t.co/IdoEwx3rkU— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1573517078.0
FACT CHECK: "most Transparent President in history" 1) Tax returns are concealed 2) Financial records are hidden… https://t.co/BY5CCKVxtn— Jesse Ferguson (@Jesse Ferguson)1573515841.0
@realDonaldTrump You held up the aid -- and tried to BRIBE the Ukraine to investigate The Bidens ... abuse of power… https://t.co/CHk6FgdXrQ— Joel Denver (@Joel Denver)1573516918.0
@realDonaldTrump Also Helsinki, please.— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1573516223.0
"Officer, I'll have you know that there have been plenty of times I didn't speed." https://t.co/ZOTB49t5tG— Max Steele (@Max Steele)1573516752.0