This old Trump tweet about impeachment hasn’t aged well

Andy Gregory
Wednesday 25 September 2019 08:15

Back when the idea of a Trump presidency campaign was likely nothing more than a vague notion in Donald Trump's head to boost ailing ratings of The Apprentice, he had some interesting ideas about impeachment.

Ever-critical of Barack Obama, the property tycoon posed a question that’s doubtless plagued many of us in recent years.

On 4 June 2014, Trump asked his Twitter followers:

Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?

As the news broke that Nancy Pelosi had launched an impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower alleged Trump threatened to withhold military aid to coerce the Ukrainian president into digging up dirt on political rival Joe Biden, this ill-advised tweet became more pertinent than ever.

People reacted much as you'd expect.

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