Watch: Trump defense attorney mocked after appearing to 'pocket’ coasters from impeachment trial
As the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump came to an end, with a 57-43 vote failing the two-thirds majority required to convict, the former president's defense attorney appeared to "pocket" Senate coasters, which are not souvenirs.
"When it was over, there were no handshakes or any apparent interaction between the two panels of lawyers," The Washington Post reported. "Van der Veen did return to the lectern, where he appeared to pocket Senate coasters."
That would be Michael van der Veen, who "is best known for his law firm's ubiquitous ads on local news radio station KYW-AM, which are reminiscent of East Coast electronics chain Crazy Eddie's high-octane TV pitches from the 1980s," an earlier Washington Post article revealed.
He was quickly mocked on social media.
@JohnWDean ‘Van der Veen did return to the lectern, where he appeared to pocket Senate coasters.’ On brand.— Ian Bray (@Ian Bray)1613353888.0
Did anyone else notice that Michael van der Veen took three Senate logo coasters from the table by the lectern when… https://t.co/nS0iKvdAFg— Greg Smith (@Greg Smith)1613258229.0
Did anyone else see Van der Veen swipe coasters from the senate floor? #ImpeachmentTrial #swipernoswiping!— Denise (@Denise)1613249782.0
@CapehartJ how fitting... an attorney for the #GrifterinChief is grifting from the Senate chamber. Of course, with… https://t.co/jDUxpJAjf8— Bubba Jack (@Bubba Jack) 1613299289.0
@sir_vert Seriously? Van der Veen stole Senate coasters!!! Holy 💩!— HorseplayGirl MBA (@HorseplayGirl MBA)1613362707.0
@davenewworld_2 That’s a real classy move. 😬— Susan Medici 🇺🇸 (@Susan Medici 🇺🇸)1613389192.0
@davenewworld_2 He knows he’s a tourist. He knows he won’t ever be back. He has no mature, experienced friends or… https://t.co/NzYOO1Ey3W— James Stone (@James Stone)1613389631.0
@davenewworld_2 Tacky AF. Right on brand for Trumpworld— Sistermoon50 (@Sistermoon50)1613371325.0
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