Internet knocks Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’
President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama’s post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix — and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.
Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama’s business since he left the White House.
....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at… https://t.co/kSm56TcQRw— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1568631798.0
Other Twitter users, including elected officials, heaped on scorn and mockery.
That’s cute. You think we’re done with the Mueller Report. Stay tuned. https://t.co/FSQftSqJJc— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1568631960.0
@realDonaldTrump There’s a lot insane in this tweet, but the fact that you put sarcastic scare quotes around your own name is my favorite.— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1568633381.0
@realDonaldTrump This is not the tweet of an innocent man.— It Took Me Ages To Think Of This Name (@It Took Me Ages To Think Of This Name)1568632362.0
@realDonaldTrump Yes, those investigations would be over fast - because they’d be ridiculous— Aaron (@Aaron)1568631907.0
@realDonaldTrump It's not a violation of the Emoluments Clause to reach a book deal after you leave office.— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1568632020.0
@realDonaldTrump Obama book and Netflix deal were both after he left office which is allowed. The difference is you… https://t.co/ItdxymG1xz— Barney's Nose (@Barney's Nose)1568632025.0
@realDonaldTrump Just imagine! As Trump is in the midst of impeachment, Barack and Michelle Obama could be in the m… https://t.co/TwIdAJkSLJ— Andrea Junker ® (@Andrea Junker ®)1568632359.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump wants to investigate Obama's book deal?! I guess Trump is jealous that Obama knows how to read— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1568632671.0
@realDonaldTrump Rantings of a madman!!— Donna DeCicco (@Donna DeCicco)1568632390.0
@realDonaldTrump Dude. You. Literally. Said. The. Next. G7. Should. Be. On. Your. Property. https://t.co/nx45IS1RvY— Eric Wolfson (@Eric Wolfson)1568632400.0
@realDonaldTrump Sounds like someone is jealous of the well deserved @BarackObama book deal and @Netflix boon. Also… https://t.co/rWEpH903hH— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1568632405.0