Robert Mueller Testimony


Mueller mistakenly calls the president ‘Trimp’

'Trimp' quickly became the center of a number of jokes on Twitter.


Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 24, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:08 am CDT

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress today about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

During the first round of testimony on Wednesday, Mueller was asked about the findings of his report by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), specifically whether Russia believed it would benefit from one candidate winning the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller began answering the question, telling Lofgren that Trump was that candidate, but mistakenly pronounced the president’s last name, calling him “Trimp” before quickly correcting himself.

The mispronunciation was noticed by a lot of Twitter users, who found the “Trimp” name humorous.

Others vowed they’d refer to Trump as “Trimp” for now on.

It’s perhaps unsurprising that that mispronunciation caught fire on Wednesday, as nearly every time Trump misspells something in a tweet, it starts trending.

You can watch all of Mueller’s testimony here.


Got five minutes? We’d love to hear from you. Help shape our journalism and be entered to win an Amazon gift card by filling out our 2019 reader survey.

Share this article
*First Published: Jul 24, 2019, 9:13 am CDT