The internet erupted in laughter and ridicule after the Supreme court on Monday declined to block the Manhattan district attorney from obtaining Donald Trump’s financial records.
The mockery continued after Trump released an unhinged statement following the ruling, blasting the probe as politically motivated and pledging to “fight on.”
“The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump said in an unhinged statement Monday.
“This is something which has never happened to a President before, it is all Democrat-inspired in a totally Democrat location, New York City and State, completely controlled and dominated by a heavily reported enemy of mine, Governor Andrew Cuomo,” the statement read.
Trump described the Manhattan investigation into his financial dealings as a continuation of “the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,” referring broadly to repeated investigations into his alleged wrongdoing.
“I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years (even before I was successfully elected), despite all of the election crimes that were committed against me,” Trump added. “We will win!”
According to The Hill: “The Supreme Court earlier Monday declined to block Trump’s financial records after the former president filed a request in October after losing several rounds in the lower courts in his fight against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The justices issued the order issued without comment or noted dissents. Vance’s office has sought Trump’s records since 2019, when a New York grand jury issued a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, for eight years of the former president’s personal and business tax returns and other financial records. Vance’s office is looking into payments made to silence two women who allege they had affairs with Trump, including adult-film star Stormy Daniels. Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations, has said the payments were made in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.”
“The new phenomenon of ‘headhunting’ prosecutors and AGs—who try to take down their political opponents using the law as a weapon—is a threat to the very foundation of our liberty. That’s what is done in third world countries. Even worse are those who run for prosecutorial or attorney general offices in far-left states and jurisdictions pledging to take out a political opponent. That’s fascism, not justice—and that is exactly what they are trying to do with respect to me, except that the people of our Country won’t stand for it,” Trump argued in his statement, seemingly hinting at the violent insurrection by his supporters.
Some Twitter users celebrated the Supreme Court ruling while others mocked Trump’s unhinged statement:
Meanwhile at Mar-a-Lago… pic.twitter.com/iwRKIfQNvV
— Dion (@Noid68) February 22, 2021
It’s been 2,189 days since Trump said he would release his tax returns. Kids born on that day are in the 1st grade now. At this rate, Trump will be dead by the time he’s actually held accountable.
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) February 22, 2021
I LOVE the smell
of Trump’s Taxes,
in the morning!#TrumpTaxes pic.twitter.com/e0eGnsAFhv
— Kim F-M (@InspiringU2) February 22, 2021
Per CNN, Trump is ranting and shitting himself over tax release. Super lengthy statement released. pic.twitter.com/082sfTxrbh
— Kaye 🇺🇲♀️🧢⚖️🌎✌🏼💙 MODERATE 💯 (@Kayema42) February 22, 2021
Al Capone is trending because he was imprisoned for tax evasion and the Supreme Court just ruled that prosecutors may now have access to Donald Trump’s tax documents.
— JRehling (@JRehling) February 22, 2021
Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram discusses the potential crimes that could be revealed from the Supreme Court allowing the release of Trump’s tax returns to NY prosecutors. “He could be looking at a number of potential criminal charges.” https://t.co/eDAuXRFYsB pic.twitter.com/5GoQZC7sSp
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 22, 2021
Close to half a million people died of Covid on Trump’s watch, he’s been credibly accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, he’s a lifelong tax cheat and financial fraud and con artist who last month incited treasonous insurrection. The fact that he’s not in prison is tragic
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) February 22, 2021