Donald Trump Tweets 'Impeach the Pres,' Twitter Responds Accordingly: 'I Bet Melania Typed That'

President Donald Trump closed off a tweet bragging about the state of the economy by appearing to call for his own impeachment, a gaffe seized upon by Twitter.

"Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

"How about saying it this way, IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! Also, MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY! Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat!

"Impeach the Pres.," Trump signed off ambiguously in what was possibly attempted sarcasm, but which set off a wave of mocking tweets in response.

"Shyamalan-level twist in this one," tweeted Rory Appleton, a journalist.

"Why is Trump ending his tweet w. Impeach the Pres.," tweeted columnist Aisha Sultan. "Corruption aside, I've never seen a dumber elected official in my life."

"I agree... let's IMPEACH THE PRES!!!" wrote the filmmaker Morgan J. Freeman. "'Impeach the Pres.'? Working on it," tweeted the actor Alan Tudyk.

"I bet Melania typed that last line in," quipped humor columnist Rex Huppke. "Trump comes out in favor of impeachment," wrote journalist David Mack.

"Your final point is particularly hard to argue with," tweeted the playwright Dan Rebellato. "Imagining what Freud would have said about the last line of this tweet," tweeted the writer Virginia Hume.

"BREAKING: Trump Accidentally Calls for Own Impeachment in Bonkers Tweet," wrote Seth Abramson, an academic and attorney.

Trump is facing impeachment by the House over his conduct towards Ukraine.

In a July 25 call, Trump asked Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to open a spurious corruption investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate for the Democratic party's 2020 nomination, and his son Hunter Biden.

The president also asked Ukraine to investigate a conspiracy theory that a company based there worked with the Democratic Party to frame Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russia interfered in the election for Trump's benefit.

House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry into Trump, accusing him of attempting to solicit foreign interference in an American election to advantage himself. Trump denies any wrongdoing and doubled-down, openly asking China to also probe the Biden family.

The majority of Americans are now, according to some polling, in favor of impeaching Trump and removing him from office.

A Fox News poll found that a record-high 51 percent of voters want Trump to be impeached and removed from office, up 9 percent since July. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry in late September.

The Trump administration is refusing to comply with the impeachment inquiry, arguing that the House is acting unconstitutionally.

But George Conway, a prominent attorney and high-profile Trump critic, who is married to White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, called the White House counsel's arguments "trash" and "garbage."

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US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump tweeted appearing to call for his own impeachment. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images

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