President TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE on Thursday sent out a flurry of early-morning tweets, bashing the House’s impeachment inquiry and the media, sending out dozens of tweets and retweets of supporters defending him.
The president retweeted messages from several of his congressional allies bashing the House’s impeachment investigation, which is now focused on whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE and 2016 election interference and whether the president obstructed Congress by ordering aides to defy congressional subpoenas.
Among the accounts Trump retweeted was Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHouse GOP leaders urge 'no' vote on Bannon contempt Cheney presses Republicans to back Bannon contempt vote Judge grants another sentencing delay to Gaetz associate, but says it will be his last MORE (R-Fla.), who said, “This is the fastest, weakest, thinnest, MOST PARTISAN impeachment in American presidential history. #impeachmentDebate."
This is the fastest, weakest, thinnest, MOST PARTISAN impeachment in American presidential history. #impeachmentDebate— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) December 12, 2019
“The Democrat attacks on the President fall into one of three categories: 1. Hearsay 2. Conjecture 3. Substantive policy disagreement If we continue this, reflexive impeachment will be the new normal and it will be a terrible thing for our county. #ArticlesOfImpeachment,” read another tweet from Gaetz that the president retweeted.
Trump has long railed against the House’s impeachment investigation, dubbing it a “witch hunt” and maintaining his interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were “perfect.”
The tweets and retweets come as the House Judiciary Committee holds a public discussion on two articles of impeachment of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The committee was expected to hold final votes on the articles later on Thursday.
The president also turned his ire toward the media, which he accused of being biased against him.
“It’s great to have a wonderful subject, President Trump,” tweeted Trump. “Fake News like CNN & MSNBC are dying. If they treated me fairly, they would do well. Have Zero credibility!”
It’s great to have a wonderful subject, President Trump. Fake News like CNN & MSNBC are dying. If they treated me fairly, they would do well. Have Zero credibility! https://t.co/Yt8N8Dgsco— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
The president also retweeted several messages in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the new trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. House Democrats announced this week they had reached a deal with the White House to support the deal, seen as a legislative win for Trump.