With Team Trump complaining about not getting to "have their day in court" for the impeachment inquiry, despite it not being a trial or a court, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi offered the President the opportunity to testify.
And President Donald Trump said he would "strongly consider" it.
What could go wrong?
In his usual manner of presidential communication, Trump posted an insult laden rant on Twitter to announce his response to Pelosi's invitation to testify.
"Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where's USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday's DEFACE THE NATION that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt."
"She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!"
Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervou… https://t.co/WFQVQ4Frk9— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574085142.0
....that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I di… https://t.co/ImLbzO2sz1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574085144.0
@realDonaldTrump I don't like giving credibility to a mock president— Show_me (@Show_me)1574156092.0
Twitter user Jeff Tiedrich offered to translate.
"let's un-Fox this tweet:"
"1. the House has passed over 350 bills 2019 including all legislation cited above by our day-glow orange president. Mitch McConnell has allowed exactly 0 of them to be brought to a vote in the Senate"
"2. there is no 'due process' in an impeachment inquiry"
@realDonaldTrump let's un-Fox this tweet: 1. the House has passed over 350 bills 2019 including all legislation cit… https://t.co/u2thqwudTA— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1574085474.0
Others reflected on things Trump also claimed he'd consider.
@realDonaldTrump Oh REALLY?!? You'll "consider it," the same way you considered showing your tax return? Your lyi… https://t.co/x3dWW0Xv95— BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage!)1574086101.0
@realDonaldTrump Nancy Pelosi does a masterful job at getting under your skin and it's quite delicious. You are a… https://t.co/Wk6n0kBRYR— 💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙)1574096504.0
@HowardA_Esq @realDonaldTrump This! He wants to pretend he is considering testifying while actively blocking testi… https://t.co/zct0RFVdgG— 💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙)1574098996.0
@Kokomothegreat @HowardA_Esq @realDonaldTrump We should start spreading a rumor that @BarackObama will be testifyin… https://t.co/AYFnzCROiI— Widget & 🌈Gizmo (@Widget & 🌈Gizmo)1574126418.0
@realDonaldTrump You actually asked for public hearings. The rules for this were set by Republicans. Claiming ‘no… https://t.co/cqNJKMAIme— Jon Fish 🐠 (@Jon Fish 🐠)1574091709.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/FgfTn9KudK— Annie Duriez (@Annie Duriez)1574086619.0
@realDonaldTrump innocent people rush to testify, allow everyone to testify because they know they're innocent and… https://t.co/QVmmHEfVQd— craig saft (@craig saft)1574170019.0
@realDonaldTrump 1. House passed 250 plus bills, sitting on McConnell desk ( Graveyard) 2. Impeachment : a. No cri… https://t.co/Oe9BB8USSR— Marsha McLaurin (@Marsha McLaurin)1574169669.0
Others called Trump's bluff and urged him to testify under oath...
@realDonaldTrump If you did nothing wrong then you should have no problem answering questions. It's pretty damn sim… https://t.co/UniEvf3qje— ✊ 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐝 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐧 ✊ (@✊ 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐝 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐧 ✊)1574165481.0
@realDonaldTrump THAT is funny! Please go under oath, please. You can't make it through without lying! Then again,… https://t.co/KX6e3HQdCk— linda coats (@linda coats)1574164116.0
@realDonaldTrump If you testify in person, you will commit perjury because you’re a pathological liar.— JRehling (@JRehling)1574094838.0
@JRehling @realDonaldTrump He lies in writing, too. #MuellerReport #MuellerInvestigation— Zizi Roberts (@Zizi Roberts)1574147890.0
...or had other suggestions for the best use of his time.
@realDonaldTrump First, you don’t consider congress as a coequal branch. If you want congress focused , stop your a… https://t.co/Rfcri3qfQU— Josephus (@Josephus)1574156058.0
The impeachment inquiry continues. No official word on whether President Trump will testify.
The book High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump is available here.