A comment President Donald Trump posted on Twitter in 2014 is having a boomerang effect as his administration deals with the fallout from National Security Adviser Mike Flynn’s resignation on Feb. 13.
Trump’s tweet, posted June 4, 2014, appeared to call for then-President Barack Obama’s impeachment.
“Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?” he wrote.
The president’s opponents are now using his own words against him.
“You’re about to find out,” one user tweeted, reports Uproxx.
Another tweeted, “I hope so because you are gross, incompetent, AND grossly incompetent!”
Calls for Trump’s impeachment have increased amid the controversy surrounding Flynn, who resigned after admitting to having provided “incomplete information” about a conversation he had with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. in December, several weeks before Trump took office.
On Feb. 14, The New York Times published a report alleging members of Trump’s campaign had made repeated contact with senior Russian intelligence officials in the run-up to the presidential election.
Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, denied the allegations contained in the report, calling them “absurd.”
“I have no idea what this is referring to,” Manafort said. “I have never knowingly spoken to Russian intelligence officers, and I have never been involved with anything to do with the Russian government or the Putin administration or any other issues under investigation today.”
“It’s not like these people wear badges that say, ‘I’m a Russian intelligence officer,'” Manafort added.
Nevertheless, #TrumpImpeachmentParty is trending on Twitter, with more than 172,000 tweets containing the hashtag by the morning of Feb. 15.
Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Uproxx, The New York Times, Twitter / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr