Trump Tantrums Over Reporter’s ‘Merry Impeachment’ Tweet


Apparently, people cannot go out for a Christmas party celebration in a Washington, D.C. restaurant and enjoy themselves. The Washington Post reporter who did go with associates and tweeted about their good time got pounded hard. Her attacker? The seething leader of the free world, Donald J. Trump.

In the midst of spinach and artichoke dip and beers, reporter Rachel Blade decided to get a photograph of a small group of colleagues. Her crime? In it, she declared “Merry Impeachmas.”  At the same time, the House was impeaching Donald J. Trump. POTUS  was  at a Michigan rally insinuating that the beloved Representative John Dingell (D-MI) had gone to hell, and his recent widow Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) deserved his wrath.

White House correspondent for The Daily Caller, Amber Athey tweeted “nothing to see here.” In other words, get over yourselves:

‘A @washingtonpost reporter declares “Merry Impeachmas” as she and four colleagues appear to celebrate with beers and spinach & artichoke dip at the Dubliner in DC Very normal … nothing to see here.’

Here was Blades crime against the thin-skinned president:

‘Merry Impeachmas from the WaPo team! @pkcapitol is buying.’

The president’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale Twitter-bombed an insult with a direct hit on the journalist. He tweeted “Stop acting like they are impartial:”

Ladies & gentlemen, your fair and objective press corps in action! What a joke. Media needs to stop acting like they are “impartial”.’ 

Not one to miss an insult opportunity, middle Trump son Eric tweeted that the Washington Post had a “lower approval rating than congress (sic):”

Ladies and gentlemen, the @WashingtonPost. This is “our” media in 2019… but don’t worry, they have an even lower approval rating than congress… #JournalismIsDead @JeffBezos’

After being pelted by word shrapnel, Blade decided to delete the “offending” tweet. She noted that people were misinterpreting the tweet as an endorsement. She said that they were “merely glad we are getting a break for the holidays:”

‘I’m deleting a tweeting tonight that is being misinterpreted by some as an endorsement of some kind. To be absolutely clear, we at the Post are merely glad we are getting a break for the holidays after a long 3 months. I will retweet the group photo w/ a better caption !’

The journalist had a brilliant idea. First, she gave a little background. The Capitol Hill’s press corps frequently worked “hours of late-night & weekend depositions, freezing-cold hearings & the general circus” atmosphere. Then, she suggested that the reporters could wear “I survived impeachment” shirts:

‘I feel like we the Capitol Hill press corps, who have covered hours of late-night & weekend depositions, freezing-cold hearings & the general circus of all this for the past 3 months, deserve “I survived impeachment” shirts. Or, a nice happy hour after this vote tonight will do’

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