As his father tweeted out lies to try to convince Democratic legislators in the House of Representatives who were elected from districts that supported him in 2016 to vote against impeachment, Donald Trump Jr. joined the bandwagon as a rabble-rouser of Trump’s base, urging them to contact their congresspeople to pressure them to believe the president’s weak defense of his impeachable offenses rather than the clear evidence presented during the House investigations.
Enough! These Democrats in Trump districts said they were with @realDonaldTrump. They lied! – Now now its time to hear from OUR MOVEMENT. Here’s a complete thread of their handles & phone #s. Call non-stop, tweet at them, tell them this will NOT STAND & you’ll remember in Nov! RT
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 14, 2019
In the one kernel of truth contained in his tweet, Don Jr. proceeded to post the names, Twitter handles, and congressional office phone numbers of 31 legislators whom he deemed persuadable by a massive constituent response in his efforts to prevent his father from becoming only the third American president to be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors in the nation’s history.
The president’s eldest son can’t be faulted for trying to help his father given the overwhelming evidence for his conviction in the two articles of impeachment that the House is set to vote upon this week — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Still, the Twitter response to his posts could lead one to question whether his attempts will gain more action than derision.
Traitor Tot Jr. LOL!
— Yes. Valerie Parr (@parr_yes) December 14, 2019
Demand that they remain loyal to the United States of America and vote for impeachment.
— Bob Belcher (@bobbelcher) December 14, 2019
These people were never “with” the criminal president. They were waiting for the evidence and it is overwhelmingly against Mr. Trump.
— Dave Perrino (@DavePerrino) December 14, 2019
Thank you ! I can contact them & thank them for defending democracy & voting to #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW 🖐
— JustSusan ⭐️ (@TassajaraRd) December 14, 2019
Thanks Donnie. Will retweet ALL to THANK THEM for holding the most corrupt man in history to account. God Bless ya for all the work you did to help DEMs get this guy OUT !!!!! pic.twitter.com/yVpzNqDJxL
— Helen Armstrong (@HelenArmstrong5) December 14, 2019
— Vicki S (@Schneiv) December 14, 2019
I have a lot of questions about his sheep hunting because I love sheep hunting and hope to get a Marco Polo sheep someday, like my hero @DonaldJTrumpJr
— RL Thomas (@RLThomasAK) December 14, 2019
I will send him lots of cards while he's there, with his little tweets pasted inside
— quid pro rowe™️ (@LRo70) December 14, 2019
Judging from the responses above, Trump Jr.’s scheme to energize the president’s base to call the Democratic representatives may have backfired spectacularly.
How convenient it is to have a list of potentially vulnerable congresspeople to call and tweet our encouragement and support to as they vote to give America the best holiday gift we could imagine: a Senate trial of our corrupt president! Now use that list as often as you can and give Don Jr. the gift that his tweet deserves.
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