Donald Trump has not been having a good week, what with Congressional hearings underway to investigate his impeachment, yet the President of the United States has responded with the dignity and poise befitting the most powerful office in the world.
Kidding! In fact, the former “Celebrity Apprentice” star has amped his usual Trumpiness up to 11, raging at Democrats, calling for the arrest of House Intelligence Committee leader Adam Schiff and doubling down on the long-since-debunked conspiracy theory that former Veep Joe Biden engineered the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor so his son, Hunter Biden, wouldn’t be investigated for shady business dealings (this is actually what happened).
In addition to a downright weird press conference alongside the president of Finland on Wednesday, Trump also unleashed an epic tweet-storm that included such missives as “DEMOCRATS WANT TO STEAL THIS ELECTION!” and calling impeachment proceedings “The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” while professing his utterly unfounded belief that “what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP.”
He also offered supposed “evidence” of Biden’s guilt, posting a video in which the former vice-president declares, “I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
“LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!” Trump wrote in the all-caps caption, with Biden’s words followed by a clip from Nickelback’s “Photograph” video, in which the Canadian band’s frontman Chad Kroeger displays a framed photo on which has been superimposed a pick of Biden and his son on a golf course with a Ukrainian oil exec.
Overnight, the video in the Tweet was taken down “in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
The video is still reportedly available on YouTube.
Earlier this year, Trump was subject to a similar copyright takedown when he posted a video featuring music from “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Actress and Trump supporter Kristy Swanson took a shot at Nickelback on Twitter on Thursday over the copyright takedown.
ET Canada has reached out to the band’s rep for comment, but have yet to receive a response.
In other Nickelback-related social media new, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselić defended the Canadian band after an old clip resurfaced in which a Fox News guest bashed them on air.
While Nickelback has yet to respond via social media, Trump’s critics have had plenty to say about his tweet, posting some less-than-flattering photos from the president’s past.