Lincoln Project mocks Trump following unprecedented second impeachment

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News

The Lincoln Project added insult to injury for President Trump Wednesday by mocking his inability to launch one of his infamous Twitter rants during a House of Representatives vote that made him the first president in history to be impeached twice.

“And now to the president for comment on this historic day,” reads a Lincoln Project tweet leading to a landing page where the president’s Twitter page was once found.

Twitter suspended the president’s account last week stating he had violated the platform’s policies by inciting violence following his involvement in a riot at the Capitol that left five people dead including a Capitol Hill police officer.

The page no longer shows the president’s photo or any of his past tweets. He has 88 million followers on the popular platform.

Twitter users had been pressuring the company to shut down Trump’s account since the November election, which he has consistently and falsely claimed to have won in-person and on social media. Prominent conservative politicians have alleged that tech companies including Twitter and Facebook are discriminating against them because of their right-wing ideology.

Trump delivered a somber speech from the White House Wednesday urging supporters not to commit further acts of violence following his impeachment over involvement in last week’s deadly uprising. He’d previously called the rioters “very special. ”

Constitutional lawyer and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway, whose wife Kellyanne Conway worked for the Trump White House, piled onto his organization’s taunt from his own Twitter account.

“So in a little over two years, Donald Trump lost the House, the Senate, the presidency, and got impeached twice,” Conway tweeted.

President Trump still has not conceded that he lost the Nov. 3 election, nor has he taken responsibility for last week’s chaos on Capitol Hill.

It’s unclear when the Senate, which the Democrats will take over next week, will hold a vote that could potentially determine if Trump can ever hold office again.

The Republicans lost the House of Representatives after the 2018 midterm election.