NBC Offers Bizarre ‘Congratulations’ to Trump for Not Being Impeached Yet

Before President Donald J. Trump even took office, some were calling for his impeachment. Last year, Politico noted that, even before Trump became the Republican party nominee, impeachment talk was making headlines.

University of Utah Law Professor Christopher Lewis Peterson wrote a 23-page paper detailing why Trump should be impeached— before Trump had won the presidential election. Just months later, after Trump was elected, Vanity Fair named filmmaker Michael Moore as another person seeking Trump’s impeachment. Moore has continued that call:

But Moore isn’t the only one currently calling for Trump’s impeachment. A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey conducted at the end of January revealed that 40 percent of Americans voters supported Trump being impeached. There are even a hashtag and a Twitter account dedicated to the movement, which is also collecting signatures for a petition:

Most recently, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for Trump to be investigated, stating that an investigation would surely turn up an impeachable offense. Additionally, former Republican Ohio Court of Appeals Judge Mark P. Painter wrote for Cincinnati.com that he’d help draft the articles of impeachment against the president.

Then, in the midst of all the impeachment talk came this tweet from NBC about President Trump:

According to the NBC News article linked in the tweet, Trump has now surpassed the shortest presidential term mark:

That unfortunate honor rests with William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, who died from pneumonia just 32 days into his presidency, on April 4, 1841.

Unfortunately for NBC, the tweet didn’t go over so well with the public, some of whom jumped onto Trump’s media is “the enemy” bandwagon:

https://twitter.com/RealSallyKonn/status/833725081624965129

But that wasn’t the only way the public was hitting back at NBC. Hillary Clinton’s name was brought into the battle:

Media bias and boycotts were mentioned, too:

And former President Obama was mentioned, as well:

https://twitter.com/JohnRJacobsJr/status/833719477502091264

https://twitter.com/mm_uscg/status/833778004966899713

Impeaching a president is no easy matter. Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives, in 1867. He was later acquitted by the Senate by just one vote. A century later, in 1998, William Jefferson Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives and was also later acquitted by the senate.

An attempt at impeachment was made against John Tyler in 1843, but the introduced resolution of impeachment failed. Then in 1974, the House of Representatives was talking about impeaching Richard Nixon, but he resigned before the vote could take place.

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