An old Trump tweet from 2014 criticizing President Barack Obama is making the rounds after an official impeachment inquiry into President Trump's call with the Ukraine was announced on Tuesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement, saying in part:
"The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections."
The official inquiry marks just the fourth time a President has faced the threat of impeachment in American history.
The official transcripts of Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky were released on Wednesday, and Pelosi doubled down, saying the call "confirms the President engaged in behavior that undermines the integrity of our elections, the office he holds & our national security."
Notes from the call between @realDonaldTrump and Ukrainian President Zelensky confirms the President engaged in beh… https://t.co/7k1syHBgKe— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi)1569428599.0
House Intel Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff also weighed in, calling the transcript "far more damning" than he initially thought it would be.
JUST IN: House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff says Ukraine call transcript "reflect a conversation far more damning… https://t.co/BVKhNzDxdm— ABC News (@ABC News)1569427987.0
As soon as the news of the impeachment inquiry hit, people started scouring Twitter, because everyone knows there's always a tweet. And they came up with a gem that certainly didn't age well for Trump.
Never a fan of President Obama, Trump quipped in 2014:
"Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?"
Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1401877391.0
As expected, Twitter pounced.
The gift that keeps on giving....a tweet for every occasion.... https://t.co/9lKrFnRh7q— Meg (@Meg)1569394400.0
Guess you’re finally about to find out. https://t.co/NC0ffj6HRe— James Felton (@James Felton)1569361136.0
We are sorry it took us so long to answer this for you. https://t.co/RI0f5g3rO6— Jacie Leopold (@Jacie Leopold)1569363812.0
It's like simulators are basing the second part of Trump plot arc directly on stuff Trump said in the end of first… https://t.co/1b4njBeJtj— OκULTRA XP🧿 (@OκULTRA XP🧿)1569364455.0
God I hope so 🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/OylzehQZ6U— Jasmine Bell💦 (@Jasmine Bell💦)1569397157.0
I guess he'll get an answer?? probably couldve just googled it instead of trying it https://t.co/iM79Ey6H5k— Eddie King (@Eddie King)1569393683.0
Fortunately for you, no. But you've committed a bunch of crimes, so strap in. https://t.co/Y4iVR9kbvq— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1569360938.0
Of all the Trump tweets that haven't aged well, this one has undoubtedly aged the worst. #ImpeachTheMF https://t.co/g2Bhuza5HB— Translate Trump (@Translate Trump)1569372491.0
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