Goof: President Trump is impeached via Twitter


Twitter announces the impeachment of Donald Trump. Trump was devastated about the news. //Photo courtesy of The White House

Disclaimer: This story is a part of out April Fool’s edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian Staff and is not based in fact.

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the House Democrats’ official Twitter account, @HouseDemocrats, tweeted out, “Congress has voted today to impeach @realDonaldTrump @POTUS on account of improper conduct as President, as well as the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault of multiple women.”

The tweet became the most popular tweet of all time on the social platform, having over 6 million retweets and 7.8 million favorites.

With over 4 million replies and quotes, there were both positive and negative responses to the tweet.

Many twitter users replied to the tweet, calling the House Democrats account “unprofessional” for using Twitter as the platform to announce news that changes the fate of our government, as opposed to holding a press conference.

Many users were also upset that there had been no previous coverage of the possibility of the impeachment of Trump, with the tweet being the first anyone had heard of the impeachment trial and vote.

“Unacceptable! At least Trump has had the decency to be transparent throughout his term. I have lost faith in the American democracy and I am ashamed of our government,” wrote twitter user @PhilCandor249.

Others, however, responded positively.

Twitter user @BarbaraBarton quoted the tweet, “I have waited for this moment since Inauguration Day. This is a momentous moment in American history, and when historians look back on this day, it will be regarded as the day the country was saved.”

The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times have all published pieces regarding the validity of the tweet, proposing that the House Democrats’ Twitter account was hacked.

However, the tweet appears to be legitimate. The official POTUS Twitter account has been silent since the news came out, potentially implying that Trump’s access to the account has been revoked.

“We are investigating the validity of the tweet, but so far there has been no indication of a hack job,” said founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey.

“We are doing everything we can, and we hope that our users bear with us in this time of panic and confusion,” said Dorsey.

Trump has not made any effort to address the panic of the nation, with complete silence from his personal account and no press conference to address the claim.

The confusion on whether or not the United States still has a leader has resulted in riots across the nation, with supporters of Trump claiming that their democratic right has been infringed upon.

Trump supporter and famous actor Denzel Washington has used his platform to call out the United States Congress for their lack of maturity in addressing the topic.

“This is crazy. As citizens of the United States, we deserve to know what’s going on. This is the future of our country, it’s not a game. Trump is our president, and that’s how it should be,” said Washington at a riot in his hometown of Mount Vernon, New York.