Yesterday, President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. Since then, he’s ramped up the never-ending Twitter tirade, and implied that the late John Dingell, a WWII veteran and longest-serving member of Congress, is in hell.
As per usual, Donald Trump Jr. has spent his Twitter time rallying behind his father, even tweeting a not-at-all sad image of his dad’s face photoshopped over Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, some enterprising soul dug up an old Trump Jr. tweet that takes on a distinctly different light given his father’s impeachment.
“Dear Clintons, You know what’s deplorable? Being Impeached!!! #BasketOfDeplorables,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Sept. 10, 2016.
The night before, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had said at a campaign event that half of Trump supporters were “a basket of deplorables,” a comment she later walked back amid social media backlash.
Dear Clintons,— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 10, 2016
You know what's deplorable?
The resurfaced tweet poking fun at her comment and Bill Clinton’s impeachment spread much laughter, memes, and good tidings.
You know what else sucks? Being incarcerated in Clinton Correctional Facility.— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) December 19, 2019
What color is that shirt?— Casey Grimm (@casualle_gaimer) December 19, 2019
Hillary right now pic.twitter.com/3qJ24E4OD0— Dee Snuts (@jackofjax) December 19, 2019
And he got impeached by the biggest majority of all time. 🤣— The Heatherest (@supernekkid) December 19, 2019
He finally won at something. #MostImpeachable
donald trumps jr’s thoughts on impeachment before his old man joined the club three years later. pic.twitter.com/WR3bN2y106— Ian Eastwood (@Ian_Eastwood) December 19, 2019
Jr has never aged well— Caliwaikiki (@Caliwaikiki) December 19, 2019
For once Jr. is right. It reflects badly on President Bill Clinton that he was impeached. It reflects even worse on President Trump who more clearly met the constitutional conditions of impeachment and was appropriately impeached. I agree. Trump is deplorable.— Robert von der Osten (@vonderosten) December 19, 2019
One sheep at a time.. pic.twitter.com/F5VzP4ka0E— 👊🏽KC in the SC👊🏽 (@Y2ktagAdam) December 19, 2019
Now that the president has been impeached, the next phase is a trial in the Senate. If the Senate convicts, Trump will be removed from office.
House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reportedly waiting for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to establish trial rules before she’ll send articles of impeachment to the Senate. There are some indications of a standoff beginning between them.
Time will tell whether Trump will become the first president convicted in the Senate, and, if so, whether his eldest son and namesake has an old tweet for that.