Donald Trump tweeted about ‘RuPublicans’ and Drag Race fans did the absolute most
Donald Trump was up early tweeting about the “impeachment hoax” when he invented a sickening new political party: the “Rupublicans”.
It was just after 7.30am in Washington, DC when Trump – a man never accused of being a good speller – took to Twitter to bemoan the “very infair [sic] process” unfolding before him.
On Tuesday night, House Democrats unveiled a resolution laying out the next stage of its impeachment inquiry against the president, which will be put to a vote on Thursday, October 31.
The White House said in a statement that the measure “confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start”.
Donald Trump doubled down on this rhetoric on Twitter, calling “this impeachment nonsense” a “continuation of the Witch Hunt Hoax which has been going on since before I even got elected”.
“Rupublicans, go with Substance and close it out,” he added.
…..the call with the Ukrainian President was a totally appropriate one. As he said, “No Pressure.” This Impeachment nonsense is just a continuation of the Witch Hunt Hoax, which has been going on since before I even got elected. Rupublicans, go with Substance and close it out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
Almost immediately, gay Twitter declared itself a RuPublican state.
Proud Rupublican reporting for duty. pic.twitter.com/SOp6K00oNq
— Laura Marie (@LauraBraun) October 30, 2019
— Trey L.A.????? (@TreyDeHuete) October 30, 2019
The Rupublican Party slogan: pic.twitter.com/r2QSrd3zly
— ??Derek?? (@Latin4Cookies) October 30, 2019
No pressure, but work it, girl! ?
(I, for one, will welcome our new Rupublican overlords. With pie. ?) pic.twitter.com/V4oy4SYfEL
— Heather Carlson (@Hezzah) October 30, 2019
Even RuPaul joined in with the jokes – or was she just announcing a presidential run of her own?
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) October 30, 2019
As a number of people pointed out, the letters E and U are on opposite sides of a standard QWERTY keyboard, raising questions as to how Donald Trump managed to type Rupublican.
While the president didn’t immediately respond to a request for an explanation, it’s quite likely that it was in fact a mistake, and not reference to legendary drag queen or her hit reality show.
RuPaul has been a vocal critic of Trump’s throughout his presidency. As recently as last Thursday, he was seen on the show telling a contestant that he’s “not my president”.
Other faces on the show haven’t spared any punches, least of all The Vivienne, who won the first-ever Drag Race UK Snatch Game last week with an uncanny Trump impression.