What’s bully for the goose is bully for the gander, presidentially speaking.
That’s what galore Twitter users figured retired aft Donald Trump bizarrely suggested to Fox News big Sean Hannity connected Wednesday that a president tin declassify delicate documents simply “by reasoning astir it.”
“There doesn’t person to beryllium a process, arsenic I recognize it,” the erstwhile president said. “You tin declassify conscionable by saying, ‘It’s declassified.’ Even by reasoning astir it.”
The unusual remarks came aft the FBI recovered authorities documents astatine Trump’s Mar-a-Lago edifice successful Florida past month, with the erstwhile president claiming — frankincense acold without grounds — that helium had declassified them portion inactive successful office.
Although galore ineligible scholars person disputed his dubious declassification assertion, immoderate Twitter users saw an accidental for Trump’s successor successful a question posed by Daily Beast pundit Molly Jong-Fast.
Can Biden re-classify the documents by conscionable reasoning astir it ?— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 22, 2022
“Can [Joe] Biden re-classify the documents by conscionable reasoning astir it ?” she tweeted Thursday.
Others connected the level agreed that 1 bullshit ineligible mentation deserved another.
This is simply a bully point, Biden could accidental “Yeah good I thought-reclassified everything that’s ever been declassified the infinitesimal I took office” and it would person the aforesaid instauration arsenic Trump’s argument. https://t.co/aOVwXC8OEW— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) September 22, 2022
I would laughter truly hard if Joe Biden went connected Twitter this greeting and said helium reclassified successful his caput everything recovered astatine Mar-a-Lago that *might* person been declassified by Trump.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) September 22, 2022
But they besides immoderate had questions.
And bash you person to beryllium successful the aforesaid country arsenic the documents erstwhile you're reasoning them into a antithetic status? Can Biden, say, beryllium retired of the state and deliberation whatever's astatine Mar-a-Lago backmost into classified status? Or does helium person to beryllium successful a definite radius of the documents? https://t.co/2y5q7CGAhg— Jarvis DeBerry (@jarvisdeberry) September 22, 2022
What if President Biden testifies that the infinitesimal helium finished taking the Oath of Office, helium thought, "All documents that Donald Trump mentally classified are hereby declassified -- kazaam!" No mode to contradict him, right?— Kevin Carey (@kevincarey1) September 22, 2022
Why is determination adjacent a POTUS twitter relationship if Biden isn’t tweeting that helium reclassified each the documents with his mind— Ryan Marino MD (@RyanMarino) September 22, 2022
One idiosyncratic suggested determination mightiness beryllium a occupation if Biden announced that helium telepathically reclassified each of Trump’s telepathically declassified documents.
Trump: I said the concealed word. It’s declassified.
Biden: I said the concealed word. It’s reclassified.
Trump: That lone works for me!
HuffPost reached retired to the White House to spot if Biden has engaged successful telepathic reclassification, but nary 1 responded by property time, telepathically oregon otherwise.
However, White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre was grilled connected the taxable during a Thursday quality connected ABC’s “The View.”
“We each privation we had magical powers. I’m sure!” Jean-Pierre said, portion trying to stifle giggles. ”I can’t accidental overmuch astir immoderate investigation, but of course, the president believes that it is important to decently grip classified information. That is thing that is important to do. And arsenic it relates to this case, I’m not going to remark connected it — going to fto the experts bash their thing.”
"As it relates to this case, I'm not going to remark connected it," she says referring to the probe into classified documents taken from Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/lWpJmnlzit