President Trump has managed to embroil Vice President Mike Pence in the Ukraine scandal, which critics are hoping means good news for Democrats, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
After a whistleblower complaint came to light about a concerning phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump pressured Zelenksy to look into 2020 Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, the White House released a summary of the phone call to appease critics.
As more information comes to light and the scandal continues to deepen in the wake of an official impeachment inquiry by the House of Representatives, Trump held a news conference outside of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
At one particularly awkward point during the conference, Trump told reporters he wasn't the only person to speak to Zelensky, saying:
"I think you should ask for Vice President Pence's conversation, because he had a couple of conversations also."
"I could save you a lot of time. They were all perfect. Nothing was mentioned of any import other than congratulations."
Here's Trump roping Mike Pence into the Ukraine scandal: "I think you should ask for VP Pence's conversation, b/c h… https://t.co/O0dpEw5te8— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1569447069.0
It's still uncertain what Pence's phone calls might have actually entailed, but the thought of a double impeachment has Democrats salivating.
Especially considering that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be the next in line for the presidency in the (rather unlikely) event that both Trump and Pence are successfully removed from office or resign.
The low odds of this series of events coming to fruition didn't stop T
witter from dreaming, however, as #PresidentPelosi began to trend Wednesday night.
I can't think of anything more fitting than Trump's presidency being taken away and turned over to a woman after he… https://t.co/dyvbCUo8OJ— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1569450249.0
Welcome, President Pelosi? https://t.co/3E5knCRDAP— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1569458816.0
if this impeachment scandal takes out Trump and Pence, we won’t have to worry about the GOP anymore because all the… https://t.co/W3rrUa2uvo— shauna (@shauna) 1569453490.0
Just let Trump keep talking — John Roberts will be swearing in #PresidentPelosi by Friday https://t.co/FCoMJ8cVQm— Dr. Jack Brown (@Dr. Jack Brown) 1569455370.0
@RonaldKlain @RadioFreeTom Suit up, President Pelosi!— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin) 1569446343.0
If this ends with President Pelosi, I may never stop laughing. https://t.co/ZHOvShoZ1w— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard) 1569429603.0
@chrislhayes He did say @SpeakerPelosi wouldn't be Speaker anymore, maybe because she will be President Pelosi. 🇺🇸— Nancy Sinatra (@Nancy Sinatra) 1569451970.0
#PresidentPelosi sure does have a nice ring to it! https://t.co/0NqTfAel91— Jacob R. Adkins (@Jacob R. Adkins) 1569470959.0
IF I CAN’T BE PRESIDENT THEN MIKE CAN’T BE EITHER! #PresidentPelosi https://t.co/UrJA8pYZkg— Slinky_Minky Human Rights ally (@Slinky_Minky Human Rights ally) 1569466793.0
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep And if I die before I wake May Speaker Pelosi be Madam President #PresidentPelosi— Peter Morley (@Peter Morley) 1569470317.0
But perhaps Samantha Bee summed up the irony of it all best.
America: Where a woman can be president but only if two men get impeached first.— Full Frontal (@Full Frontal) 1569457376.0
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