The Brief: As the House debates the impeachment of President Donald Trump, memes about the prospect of his impeachment are going viral with the hashtag #ImpeachmentDay.
While Impeachment Day memes come from people with a variety of political opinions, anti-Trump hashtags including #ImpeachmentDay, #MerryImpeachmas, and #ResignTrump have been trending on Twitter. Memes and tweets in support of impeachment celebrate today as the likely “impeachment day.” Others mock Republican statements about the impeachment including comparisons made to Jesus’s crucifixion and Pearl Harbor. Pro-Trump memes continue to support the president and suggest that “#DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica.”
Trump himself has tweeted against the impeachment including the all-caps message: “SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS. THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!!”
A comparrison between one of Trump’s defenders and the villain in Monsters, Inc.:
GIRL I KNEW I RECOGNIZED HIM FROM SOMEWHERE WKWHEHHERB #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/iiROb8C8qq
— The bad guy (@shakinthetable) December 18, 2019
Tekashi 6ix9ine snitches on Trump:
Donald Trump: I did not make an improper promise to a foreign leader
6ix9ine: Yes you did#Impeachmentday pic.twitter.com/bXGd17q07l
— Matthew Kick (@MatthewKick) December 18, 2019
A Bird Box see no evil meme:
GOP: you can't make this claim without evidence
DEM: presents evidence
GOP: you can't support this claim without witnesses
DEM: presents witnesses
— Mal (@Mal_AK2019) December 18, 2019
Comparing Trump to Jesus was bad enough, now this.
GOP Rep. Mike Kelly just said that like Pearl Harbor, this day will live in infamy.
If you're playing a drinking game triggered by inappropriate comparisons from the GOP, you're incredibly wasted right now. #ImpeachmentDay
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) December 18, 2019
Watching the impeachment and hearing Republicans compare Trump to Jesus and Pearl harbor. Just sad. #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/GTeKMvXved
— Antonia Lewis (@AntoniaL22) December 18, 2019
An edited version of Trump’s response tweet:
Atleast he's being honest for once #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/Srnr31HPBJ
— ali🎈 (@ali__atif) December 18, 2019
An old interview of Trump telling Wolf Blitzer that he supports Nancy Pelosi and thinks she should have called for George W. Bush’s impeachment has resurfaced:
This video of Trump praising Pelosi and saying W Bush should've been impeached for lying is so great I can't stand it.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 18, 2019
“I’m about to end this man’s whole career.”
Jerry Nadler just snatched what’s left of Louie Gohmert’s edges!! 💯🤣
Nadler to Gohmert: “I’m deeply concerned that any member of the House could spout Russian propaganda on the floor of the house.”
I’m dead. 🤣🤣#TrumpImpeachment #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/5haGS1m7Yx
— Scholarly Mama (@scholarlymama) December 18, 2019
Liberal Twitter waiting on #ImpeachmentDay only to find out he’s getting acquitted in the Senate and re-elected in 2020. Stock up on Zoloft, Kleenex, and Therapy Play-Doh, Geniuses 🤦🏼♀️ #DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica pic.twitter.com/zsbDCBly9i
— realPolitiDiva™️ 🇺🇸💪🏼😎 (@realPolitiDiva) December 18, 2019
Me, watching these Republicans cry about unfairness and betraying oaths #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/MrnQNJgAJp
— Gina Fluffpaldi (@astralweeks82) December 18, 2019
#ImpeachmentDay He really compared Trump to Jesus. #MerryImpeachmas #TrumpImpeachment pic.twitter.com/OjfvmFkKDu
— 🌹✨R_Le’Rose🌹✨ (@r_lerose) December 18, 2019
A clarification on the impeachment process:
Here’s how the impeachment process works folks: pic.twitter.com/D7ZK6xMfWL
— Blanche NeverHo (@Black_Daria1) December 18, 2019
I really shouldn't be Tweeting this… but I just can't help myself.
I hope Santa doesn't give me a lump of coal now. pic.twitter.com/F24KCRezbs
— McSpocky™ 👽🌊 (@mcspocky) December 18, 2019
From the “Devin Nunes’ cow” parody account.
Or we will do it for you in 11 months 🐮 #ResignTrump
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) December 18, 2019
If the house votes to impeach Trump on one or both articles of impeachment, the process will be moved to the Senate where there will be a trial and a 2/3 majority vote will be required to remove Trump from office. While many people celebrate “impeachment day” via memes, it is notable that today’s vote is but one step in a lengthy political process.