President Donald Trump fired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Gordon Sondland on Friday in actions that were widely seen as retribution for the two testifying in Trump's impeachment inquiry.
The hashtag "Friday Night Massacre" soon trended nationwide on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying:
The mad king puts another head on a pike. https://t.co/BhDXwakUoV— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1581120144.0
President Trump has now fired two key impeachment witnesses -- Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the… https://t.co/Zsk0av7pzQ— Margaret Chadbourn (@Margaret Chadbourn)1581121010.0
Trump has gone full Nixon. #FridayNightMassacre https://t.co/rWLEZgvLpn— Matt Trojan (@Matt Trojan)1581119905.0
But @SenatorCollins promised me he was chastened and had learned humility 🙄 #fridaynightmassacre https://t.co/vbwmGggLQZ— Evan Sutton (@Evan Sutton)1581120970.0
So is Eric getting baptised or something... #FridayNightMassacre— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1581120757.0
The #FridayNightMassacre is underway, by Donald Trump. The chaos in the wake of his retribution will make us all l… https://t.co/fTkFRFiaQy— VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424) (@VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424))1581119892.0
The #FridayNightMassacre is par for the course when Trump has been normalized by the GOP, the corporate media and t… https://t.co/NKQ1wPSm2a— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1581120651.0
#FridayNightMassacre Donald Trump is taking revenge on those who had the courage to speak against him. Lt. Col. Vin… https://t.co/dxg3gDC9Oq— Heidi Oller (@Heidi Oller)1581119926.0
There you go, @SenatorCollins, your very own #FridayNightMassacre. I guess he learned his lesson. He learned that y… https://t.co/jG24p9Ts8n— GrandmaC (@GrandmaC)1581119918.0
NOW: And more in the #Fridaynightmassacre. Sondland is out. @realDonaldTrump - The purge is real. https://t.co/gvvLaKyrVo— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem)1581120503.0
After this #FridayNightMassacre & the treatment of Romney, what kind of message is being sent to folks? CHEER TRUM… https://t.co/6L9rM0iPfQ— ReaganRepublican (@ReaganRepublican)1581119976.0
Dont ever tell me Trump cares about the troops ever again. The Vindman’s deserved better. #FridayNightMassacre— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1581121213.0
It looks like a shameful Defense and State Department purge is underway. Shabbat Shalom. #fridaynightmassacre https://t.co/dAheha9ML2— Joel Rubin (@Joel Rubin)1581121376.0