During the first day of his Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump tweeted from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, imploring people back in the U.S. to:
"READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!"
It turns out, many people have and, unfortunately for Trump, it doesn't do much to help him.
READ THE TRANSCRIPTS!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1579633684.0
Most who had read the "transcripts" (actually a summary memoranda) released by the White House knew they were incriminating.
@realDonaldTrump the one where you mention Burisma and the Bidens but not corruption? Yes, I read that one. The one… https://t.co/D8RujZmSgx— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1579633960.0
@realDonaldTrump THERE ARE NO TRANSCRIPTS. IT SAYS SO IN THE DOCUMENT ITSELF. It’s a memorandum, #DerangedDonald… https://t.co/me6hsSalKn— GoodMansBrother (@GoodMansBrother)1579633844.0
@realDonaldTrump Don’t mind me. I’m just here waiting for trump to actually release the transcripts. All he has rel… https://t.co/1ZFE6KcnZ9— Todd Awesome (@Todd Awesome)1579633789.0
Several people even pointed out the sections in which Trump appears to be pressuring Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.
@realDonaldTrump You mean the ones that have you trying to bribe Ukraine? Here? https://t.co/zVRDQSrH9r— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris)1579633752.0
@realDonaldTrump "I want you to do us a favor though"— Jeff Lewis (@Jeff Lewis)1579633705.0
Those transcripts are literally the first reason President Trump is being impeached.
@realDonaldTrump Americans read the transcripts* and the majority supports Trump's impeachment. I stand with impea… https://t.co/a8Jo0luepX— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1579633861.0
It seems unclear whether or not many of Trump's supporters have actually read the transcripts, however.
I'm still laughing at this "Read the transcripts" 😂🤣 https://t.co/BG9FXU9ppr— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1579298594.0
@realDonaldTrump RESIGN TODAY— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1579633939.0
But, for the President's critics, reading them again serves as a reminder to keep on as we've been doing.
@realDonaldTrump We did. Hence the impeachment.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1579634028.0
@realDonaldTrump WE DID. THAT'S WHY YOU'RE IMPEACHED!— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1579647304.0
@realDonaldTrump And while reading the transcripts, see if you can find the word corruption anywhere in the two cal… https://t.co/C0sj7ADlrN— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1579633877.0
While we're making strange demands of each other, there are a few other things American citizens would love for you to do, Mr. President.
@realDonaldTrump Release your taxes— Guy Wilson (@Guy Wilson)1579641301.0
Sometimes, it feels like President Trump is trying to convince us we're insane and he's the only person we can trust.
@realDonaldTrump WE DID!! RELEASE THE WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE!! INNOCENT PEOPLE DON'T CONCEAL!! https://t.co/crLy1Ah3LX— Michelle of ze resistance 🌊 (@Michelle of ze resistance 🌊)1579633790.0
For once, President Trump and his critics seem to agree: everyone should read the transcripts.