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Donald Trump tweeted about ‘RuPublicans’ and Drag Race fans did the absolute most

Reiss Smith October 30, 2019
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RuPaul in front of the White House

Did Donald Trump just pave the way for RuPaul to take the White House? (Twitter/RuPaul)

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.

Almost immediately, gay Twitter declared itself a RuPublican state.

Even RuPaul joined in with the jokes – or was she just announcing a presidential run of her own?

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.

Related topics: Donald Trump, Drag Race, rupaul, viral

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