President Donald Trump demanded a speedy resolution to the impeachment process, and then he lashed out when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi granted his wish.
The president complained Thursday morning that House Democrats were dragging out the process, and a short time later Pelosi called on House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to draft articles of impeachment.
That set Trump into another rage spasm.
“The Do Nothing, Radical Left Democrats have just announced that they are going to seek to Impeach me over NOTHING,” Trump tweeted. “They already gave up on the ridiculous Mueller ‘stuff,’ so now they hang their hats on two totally appropriate (perfect) phone calls with the Ukrainian President.”
“This will mean that the beyond important and seldom used act of Impeachment will be used routinely to attack future Presidents,” he added. “That is not what our Founders had in mind. The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!”
Other social media users ridiculed the president’s mixed messaging.
Republicans argued the Mueller investigation was taking too long, now they’re arguing the impeachment inquiry is happening too fast. Never have they provided any evidence to prove Trump is innocent.
— Karin Hildebrand Lau (@Karimala1) December 5, 2019
You committed an obvious crime. It's remarkable that some kiss-ups will stand in Congress and deny basic reality, but that's not a win for you or them. Corruption isn't a win. You'll be remembered in history as worse than Nixon. People in the future will compare scandals to you.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 5, 2019
Me contemplating on the fact that the best word Trump could think of was "stuff." pic.twitter.com/mCCTx1zU1A
— IDG (@Richard06327523) December 5, 2019
Impeaching you isn’t “nothing.” Neither are the 400 bills Dems have passed this year that you’ve had Moscow Mitch sit on.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 5, 2019
Nancy Pelosi continues to own you and Americans are here for it… #TrumpCrimeFamilyMustGo
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) December 5, 2019
Rex Tillerson was right pic.twitter.com/DdFN2e0pOw
— Helpmesharpieyouremyonlyhope (@Keanin15) December 5, 2019
I would say: Forget Impeachment. Go to remove him. 25th. That would save Americans their tax money and congress time.
— Viera Masih (@mahimamemoir) December 5, 2019
— WhatIfObamaDidIt (@WhatIfObamaDid2) December 5, 2019
You directly and definitely met the definition of breaking the law against requesting election interference from a foreign power.
What's more, you said in June that you would do it. And in July, you did it. You said you'd break the law and you did. Actions have consequences.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 5, 2019
"It was a perfect call" pic.twitter.com/m7FhkPcHTY
— THE G🤥P'S M🤥ЯAL BANKЯUPTCY (@azstudigital) December 5, 2019
MSNBC’s ‘demotion’ of ‘feckless’ Chuck Todd celebrated: ‘Hurray! More Nicolle, less Chuck’
MSNBC host Chuck Todd was moved to an earlier timeslot where his show, "Meet the Press Daily," will likely earn lower ratings. Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace seems to have been promoted to a two-hour timeslot leading into primetime.
Wallace, who has extensive experience in Washington, previously served in George W. Bush's White House until abandoning the GOP as the era of Trump came to power.
Todd has made several missteps where he's been unwilling to press GOP leaders who lie openly and obviously on camera.
George Conway blasts ‘blundering cheat’ Trump in new op-ed: ‘His name should live in infamy’
Prominent conservative attorney George T. Conway III has written yet another Washington Post op-ed blasting President Donald Trump.
"If there’s one thing we know about President Trump, it’s that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly," Conway wrote. "And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently."
"So it should have come as no surprise that Trump finally went where no U.S. president had ever gone before. In a tweet last week, he actually suggested that the country 'Delay the Election.' That trial balloon was a brazen effort to see if he can defraud his way into four more years in the White House," he explained. "And why not try? After all, Trump has managed to swindle his way through life, on matters large and small, essential and trivial."
Trump’s ‘delay the election’ tweet laid the groundwork for him and his followers to have an excuse if he loses
Writing in The New York Times this Monday, Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discuss their contention that President Trump is seeing the writing on the wall regarding the 2020 election, an analysis born from his recent tweet where he suggests delaying the election.
According to Stephens, Trump's tweet is a sign that he knows "in his heart" that he's going to lose in November.
"He’s laying the groundwork not for a coup but for an excuse, both for himself and for his followers," Stephens says. "It creates a mythology to explain defeat, attack Joe Biden and keep the Trump family relevant in the Republican Party. The fact that he’d pull a stunt like this is another reason it’s so important that he lose in a landslide in November."