President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.
A great day for Republicans, a great day for our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574212008.0
Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.
Republicans didn't have a good day when their own witnesses revealed that they don't believe Trump's conspiracy theory about former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I've known Joe Biden for 20 years. He is an honorable man and I hold him in the highest regard," former Ambassador Kurt Volker said, testifying for the GOP.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) similarly had a tough time defending the president's conduct citing the witnesses that appeared today. Once he was shown to be a fool, he flew off the handle.
To make matters worse, Trump and the GOP started the day off by attacking a decorated Iraq War hero for daring to wear his uniform on The Hill. Members of the military are expected to wear their uniforms when they come to Capitol Hill in an official capacity. Republicans may recall retired Lt. Col. Oliver North appearing before Congress during the Iran-Contra dressed in his full uniform. It wasn't a good move for a president known as Captain Bone Spurs for dodging the Vietnam draft.
That certainly didn't go over well:
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/y2brTJ3cRG— Billy D Why is it OK for tRump to kill milllions? (@Billy D Why is it OK for tRump to kill milllions?)1574212307.0
You can see the internet's response to Trump's tweet below:
@ememess @realDonaldTrump I have to laugh at Nunes attempts to paint the hearings as a circus when he is the leader of all the clowns— Mark Gray (@Mark Gray)1574213036.0
@realDonaldTrump Yes! A truly great day for our country! The evidence against you is mounting and you’ll soon be im… https://t.co/Tw2ZttG7rT— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1574217585.0
@realDonaldTrump The Emperor is wearing no clothes! Still to come: The Gordon Problem. #TheGordonProblem— Nancy Levine (@Nancy Levine)1574214026.0
@realDonaldTrump adderall and dementia is a hell of a cocktail— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1574212128.0
@realDonaldTrump If the competition was who could shout the most, to least effect, then it has indeed been a banner day for the GOP.— Michael Marshall Smith (@Michael Marshall Smith)1574212926.0
@realDonaldTrump #DonaldTrump must be watching a different reality show. 😳 #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentHearings— Jules Morgan 🇺🇸 (@Jules Morgan 🇺🇸)1574212428.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/HqBbBc85Jz— Billy D Why is it OK for tRump to kill milllions? (@Billy D Why is it OK for tRump to kill milllions?)1574213854.0
@realDonaldTrump Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha https://t.co/1F4MQHbIZJ— Oliver G. Hardley (@Oliver G. Hardley)1574214344.0
@MatthewJshow @realDonaldTrump If god is involved, it would just be to test the rest of us.— Darrell Jett (@Darrell Jett)1574213647.0
@realDonaldTrump Lt. Col. Vindman’s uniform spoke loud. His humanity spoke louder. I believe the guy with the Purpl… https://t.co/e5SbomLMUR— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1574216253.0
@realDonaldTrump Dude... Were you watching something on Netflix? On the IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS... better than any OT… https://t.co/YW7Rei19sJ— Byron Ricketts (@Byron Ricketts)1574213668.0
@realDonaldTrump How can someone be this confidently delusional?— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1574212429.0
@realDonaldTrump Omg! I missed it. You resigned???? This IS a cause for celebration! Who's decision was this? https://t.co/tB5NurBTW4— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿)1574212188.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/yZlzSa8gcP— Bill Reynolds (@Bill Reynolds)1574213545.0