16:41 GMT26 January 2021
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    On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives impeached the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, for an unprecedented second time, accusing POTUS of "incitement of violence" during last week's deadly riots in the US Capitol.

    As Trump on Wednesday historically became the only US president to be impeached twice, social media propelled his name, along with the word "impeachment", to worldwide trends.

    Netizens sarcastically congratulated the president on his second impeachment, noting that he also failed to be re-elected or win the popular vote. Launching celebratory hashtags such as "#ImpeachmentDay, users memeified Trump's anti-record and came up with more and more reasons to ridicule the outgoing president.

    Among other things, it was Trump's inability to share his rants regarding the impeachment through tweets, after his Twitter account was permanently deleted for the "incitement of violence" that during last week's deadly Capitol riots that saw five killed and widespread damage and vandalism.

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    Wordplays and references to pop culture or food products, everything became a base for impeachment-related memes.

    ​​Some users also recalled a famous 2016 tweet by the outgoing US president's son, Donald Trump Jr, after the latter mocked Bill Clinton for being impeached - a post that most certainly did not age well.

    Netizens came up with an old tweet by the outgoing president that now hits different.

    ​​However, there were those who did not feel the same level of excitement about the impeachment.

    Trump was impeached for the first time back in 2019 for two articles - abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Democrats accused the president of pressuring Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden's son, Hunter. However, the Senate acquitted Trump of these charges in February 2020.

    The second impeachment for Trump was nurtured by House Democrats, and several dissenting House Republicans, as they accused Trump of "incitement of insurrection" during the deadly 6 January riots in the US Capitol that left 5 people dead and temporarily disrupted the certification of election results. 

    Trump continues to deny responsibility for the violence, insisting that he never wanted violence on US streets.


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