Newsweek Buys Into Impeachment Hype, Publishes 'President Pence' Issue
Newsweek magazine appears to have gone all-in on the impeachment narrative against President Donald Trump, publishing a cover floating the idea of Vice President Mike Pence (or even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) taking over the highest office in America.
A picture of the issue, dated Oct. 25, was posted on Twitter by actress Kristy Swanson.
“Seriously? And what is that line under PENCE,” Swanson wrote. “What’s that supposed to mean exactly?”
Buddy of mine just sent me this pic. I am like wut? Seriously? And what is that line under PENCE? What’s that supposed to mean exactly? ?? pic.twitter.com/72Rhw9mxZ3
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) November 1, 2019
In the executive branch’s line of succession, the vice president becomes the president in the event that the highest officer can no longer serve.
If the vice president is similarly removed or incapacitated at the same time, the role passes to the speaker of the House.
Thankfully, we likely won’t be saluting to President Pelosi anytime soon thanks to the shaky foundation of the current impeachment inquiry.
Of course, that didn’t stop this magazine from speculating about it anyway.
Twitter users weren’t impressed by Newsweek’s coverage and replied to Swanson’s post to roast the publication.
Newsweek isn’t worth anywhere near the one dollar they sold it for.
— Mike (@mikecarroll1974) November 1, 2019
A bit of wishful thinking on the part of Newsweek, but no surprise there.
— Michael Weiser (@PastorMikeGHCC) November 1, 2019
This isn’t the first time Newsweek magazine has seemingly shot themselves in the foot with a hilariously bad cover.
After the 2016 elections, the group recalled copies that celebrated Hillary Clinton as “Madam President.”
Copies of the issue that escaped the recall now sell online for much more than the original asking price, seemingly for wishful Clinton fans or Trump enthusiasts who simply love the hubris.
Newsweek recalls “Madame President” issue while Hillary Clinton Concedes to Trump. #NLshorts: https://t.co/H1RJ8kghLi pic.twitter.com/DKhh7ZoQ0W
— newslaundry (@newslaundry) November 10, 2016
While we likely won’t be seeing Pelosi sitting in the Oval Office anytime soon, this won’t stop leftists from hoping for a complete wipe of the Trump White House and a hard reset back to Democratic Party control.
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