US President Donald Trump has retweeted a message that suggested adding two years to his term as "reparations" for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
"After the best week ever for @realDonaldTrump — no obstruction, no collusion, NYT admits @BarackObama did spy on his campaign, & the economy is soaring. I now support reparations-Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup", the tweet posted by Jerry Falwell Jr., the director of Liberty University in Virginia, read.
At the same time, Trump's comment on the issue was more reserved: he criticised his opponents for stealing two years of his presidency with "Collusion Delusion", noting, however, it is impossible to "get them back".
…..The Witch Hunt is over but we will never forget. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2019
Some Twitterians reacted in support of the president, while others criticised his tweets.
Whether or not I like President Trump is irrelevant now. Abusers and liars just stole 2 years of his presidency, so now I will definitely be voting only for Trump in 2020. To be fair, we should extend his presidency by 2 years also. #VoteSmart #2020— Aric Cougar (@AricCougar) May 6, 2019
The economy is not great. The economy has been slowing. It is the market that has been perceived as “great” but with artificial stimulus like Corporate Share Buy Back. What are you to do when lowering interest rates don’t work anymore to save U.S.?— Kenny Degu (@KennyDegu) May 6, 2019
Many users, however, just made fun of the tweet because its original version misspelled the word "stolen" as "stollen", which is a traditional German bread with fruits and nuts in it.
We were looking at Stollen for our next Christmas dinner, but it looks like it has now been stolen. pic.twitter.com/b32lQS3erS— MuZ (@muzdbuz) May 6, 2019
The Mueller Report, published in April, following almost two years of thorough investigation, stated that no collusion took place between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia but left the decision on whether Trump interfered with the special counsel's probe up to the US Congress.
Russia has repeatedly refuted any claims of interference in the US political system, stating the accusations were made up in order to deflect public attention from actual instances of corruption.