You’d never write a lie in Sharpie. It’s permanent.

It is now the fourth day of public hearings in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the highly controversial and now infamous phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine.

Today featured testimony from three administration officials, most notably, U.S. ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland. While all testimony is important in such a high profile case, the entertainment value of Sondland’s testimony is unmatched.

The source of all the amusement stems from the phone calls made between Trump and Sondland. Calls that covered topics ranging all the way from A.$.A.P Rocky, to what Trump wanted from Zelensky.

Given the gravity of the proceedings, it’s quite bemusing to hear the rappers’ name brought up and forever transcribed in offical record. The A.$.A.P call had to do with the rappers intermittent in Sweden following an alleged assault case.

While AP Rocky trended on Twitter (because Twitter), the next Sondland quote would go on to ignite Twitter in a frenzy.

“I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. I just want Zelensky to do the right thing, to do what he ran on,” Sondland quotes as Trump’s response to his question.

There you have it. What more proof could anyone desire? Trump clearly said he wanted nothing in return. No quid pro quo.

Trump even quoted himself on the lawn of the White House, after watching some of the testimony himself.

Bada-bing, bada-boom, case closed, wrap the show up folks, we’re going home. Or not.

Unfortunately for the Donald, he may have wanted to stay tuned in just a little longer before graciously delivering his speech of innocence to the masses.

Apparently, the phone call in which Trump vehemently claims he wants absolutely nothing in return from the Ukranian president happened on the same date Congress was informed of the whistleblowers’ complaint.

So close, Donald, so close.

To make matters worse for the POTUS, a reporter was able to snap a quick shot of Trump’s notepad, on which he had written his declaration of innocence. On it, was Trump’s own quote, written in bold, black, wait for it…Sharpie.

This isn’t the first time Trump has used Sharpie’s for official purposes, and it hasn’t gone much better for him this time around, either.

Not only was Twitter aghast at the notion that a simple phone call after the fact could clear one of guilt, but that the President of the United States used a Sharpie to write down an official, albeit basic, statement.

It should be no surprise that the meme’s and hysterical reactions were quick to follow.






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