The Queens Daily Eagle, a New York newspaper, managed to find the local angle on Wednesday after the impeachment of Donald Trump, from the borough, for the second time in his presidency.
“The Queen’s man has been arraigned – again,” read the headline.
The local newspaper has already made waves with its cheeky coverage of the President, who was born and raised in the Queens neighborhood of Jamaica Estates.
After Trump’s impeachment in December 2019, the newspaper’s headline read: “Queen’s man indicted.” And in November 2020, when Trump lost the presidential election, the Daily Eagle ran an article titled “Queen’s man kicked out.”
The latest story began: “A Queens born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he became the first US president to be impeached twice.”
Social media readers were delighted with the Daily Eagle’s new headline. One person called him “art” and another said he “won the Internet tonight”. “In the local news…” wrote another individual. Many simply celebrated local journalism.
The House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump again came a week after he rioted on the U.S. Capitol, preceded by months of misrepresentation about the election he ultimately lost. The House voted 232 to 197 in favor of a single impeachment article accusing him of inciting insurgency. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the resolution.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Has signaled that he will not be summoning the Senate again in an emergency session, meaning Trump’s impeachment trial will likely end only ‘after the swearing in of President-elect Joe Biden.
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