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    U.S. President Donald Trump holds what appears to be a prepared statement and handwritten notes after watching testimony by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland as he speaks to reporters prior to departing for travel to Austin, Texas from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2019

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    US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday testimony on Capitol Hill left many speculating about US President Trump’s alleged quid pro quo, but it was Trump’s Sharpie-scribbled rebuttal to the impeachment inquiry hearings that seemed to drive the point home.

    Prior to departing the White House for Texas on November 20, Trump had some choice words to get off his chest that related to the impeachment inquiry against him and his loose relationship with Sondland - who donated $1 million to 45’s inaugural committee prior to being named chief envoy to the politico-economic bloc.

    “I want nothing, I want nothing,” Trump said, quoting his alleged September 9 conversation with Sondland. “I want no quid pro quo. Tell [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy to do the right thing.”

    Netizens had a lot to say and memes to make after Trump’s post-hearing notes were blown up and put on display for public consumption.

    Many agreed that Trump’s dating of his call with the ambassador to September 9 was telling, considering Sondland confirmed it was on the same day House Democrats launched their investigation.

    Additionally, the US president’s choice of words, delivery and dryness of his hands became the subject of countless memes and posts.

    Even though Trump said Sondland’s testimony “means it’s all over,” in reference to the impeachment proceedings, social media users clearly believe otherwise - especially considering the ambassador’s testimony was only the first of the day.

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