Reporters with the Washington Post shared a photo of themselves enjoying a late dinner after the House of Representatives officially voted to impeach President Trump along mostly party lines. The caption of the photo, posted by reporter Rachel Blade, wished people a "Merry Impeachmas," a coin termed and excitedly used by liberals and leftists on social media.
The tweet was later deleted after heavy backlash.
Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale and White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responded to Blade's post.
Trump was impeached on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress charges after a full day of debate in the House on Wednesday. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated she will not send the articles to the Senate until there are assurances the trial will be fair.
Ladies & gentlemen, your fair and objective press corps in action! What a joke.— Brad Parscale (@parscale) December 19, 2019
Media needs to stop acting like they are “impartial”. https://t.co/F89tPhbRZT
Fair & balanced journalism everyone. Democracy dies over chips & guac. https://t.co/VVWrk07kau— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) December 19, 2019
Totally unbiased @washingtonpost “reporter” celebrating yesterday’s farce. Yet another example of the Main Stream Media acting as the marketing team of the DNC.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 19, 2019
Just remember, you can’t trust a thing these clowns say. pic.twitter.com/TFkVCXsXj2
It is unclear what they were really celebrating but it is bad messaging at best.
I’m deleting a tweeting tonight that is being misinterpreted by some as an endorsement of some kind. To be absolutely clear, we at the Post are merely glad we are getting a break for the holidays after a long 3 months. I will retweet the group photo w/ a better caption !— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) December 19, 2019