After the announcement that the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump — and as #ImpeachTrump topped Twitter’s trending charts on Tuesday — Twitter users resurfaced a particularly topical 2014 tweet from Trump himself:
Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2014
Trump originally issued the tweet after former President Barack Obama’s decision to trade five Taliban-affiliated terror suspects for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, an American prisoner of war in Afghanistan. But the tweet has repeatedly resurfaced throughout Trump’s presidency to highlight various incidents of hypocrisy — notably, his recent planned and failed Taliban talks at camp David.
The tweet reappeared again on Tuesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that the House would begin an official impeachment inquiry into Trump. Twitter’s top 10 trending terms soon included #ImpeachTrump, #Impeachment, #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW and #ImpeachTheMF.
— Eric Rosswood (@LGBT_Activist) September 24, 2019
Trump once asked ‘Are you allowed to Impeach a president for gross incompetence?’ I hope he got his answer from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today …😎#ImpeachTheMF #impeachment pic.twitter.com/DMLx9Pr6C5
— Oskaer (@Osman__13) September 24, 2019
“Presidential harassment” also made it into the top 20 after Trump dismissed the inquiry as such in a tweet.
— Jenny 🦁⚡️ (@GryffindorJenny) September 24, 2019
Of the more than 850,000 tweets with trending Trump impeachment hashtags, here are some of the best:
— maria | WHEEIN‘S #Title (@joonifiedhobi) September 24, 2019
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 24, 2019
— TORI (@hellotorifletch) September 24, 2019
— ambree🧚🏽♀️ (@brincessbreee) September 24, 2019
SERIOUSLY, AMERICA?Today was supposed to be about celebrating the complete roasting that the UK Prime Minister got by the Supreme Court, but you guys had to make it about yourselves, didn't you?Anyway, on you go. Impeach that orange bastard. #impeachment https://t.co/aH9GMSkjiF
— WG Saraband 🏴🇵🇹🏳️🌈 (@wgsaraband) September 24, 2019
— Stephanie ✨ (@StephanieDJL) September 24, 2019
— c (@chizzlemyg) September 24, 2019
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 24, 2019
— Karlie Flo$$ (@FUCCl) September 24, 2019
Not to be a buzzkill but I urge people to dial down the triumphalism. We have a looooong process ahead involving expert liars and criminals. #impeachment
— MeredithGould (@MeredithGould) September 24, 2019
— angelina ⎊ (@interweblester) September 24, 2019
I know everyone is enjoying retweeting the old Trump tweet about impeaching a president for gross incompetence, but I think they’re actually impeaching him for all the crimes!
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) September 24, 2019 RELATED COVERAGE Trump Lashes Out On Twitter In Response To Impeachment Inquiry Announcement Trump Is Already Using The Impeachment Inquiry To Fundraise For 2020 Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus