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Donald Trump’s all caps note on impeachment hearing goes viral, inspires memes and jokes

The US President was photographed with a note that had the key points of his speech to the media written in all caps with a marker pen. On social media, people made jokes about whether Donald Trump had written the note and came up with memes about it.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 21, 2019 1:41:03 pm
donald trump, trump impeachment hearing, Gordon Sondland testimony, trump sharpie note Gordon Sondland testimony, trump i want nothing note, trump i want nothing meme, trump no quid pro quo memes, viral news, world news, indian express Reading from a page of Sharpie-scrawled comments on an Air Force One notepad, Trump re-enacted the conversation in dramatic fashion.

As the testimonies against Donald Trump continued as part of the impeachment inquiry hearings, a handwritten note by the US President denying all the allegations went viral.

Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday for the impeachment inquiry hearings. Sondland said that he had worked with Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy at the “express direction” of the president, and that he had been told by Giuliani that Trump wanted to pressure Ukraine by withholding military aid in order to get an investigation.

Retorting to Sondland’s claim, Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he did that he didn’t make any requests from Ukrainian president Zelensky, and that there was no “quid pro quo” for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son. But while making the comments, the US President was photographed with a note that had the key points of his speech written in all caps with a marker pen.

The note read, “I WANT NOTHING. I WANT NOTHING. I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO. TELL ZELLINSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. THIS IS THE FINAL WORD FROM THE PRES OF THE U.S.”

Like in other cases of Trump’s handwritten notes — people looked for errors, and tried to verify whether the president had written it or whether it was handed to him by an aide. The debate quickly moved on memes and photoshop battles.

“I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo,”” the president told a U.S. diplomat in a September phone call. Reading from a page of Sharpie-scrawled comments on an Air Force One notepad, Trump re-enacted the conversation in dramatic fashion Wednesday on the South Lawn and insisted it should dispel the impeachment cloud over his head.

Sondland testified Wednesday that he couldn’t remember Trump ever telling him directly the aid would be held up until the statement was made.

[with inputs from AP]

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