What’s good for the goose is good for the goose, presidentially speaking.
That’s what many Twitter users discovered after Donald Trump oddly suggested to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday that a president can declassify sensitive documents simply by “thinking about it.”
“There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it,” the former president said. “You can declassify simply by saying: ‘he is declassified.’ Even thinking about it.”
The bizarre comments came after the FBI found government documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last month, with the former president claiming, so far without evidence, that he had declassified them while still in office. .
Although many legal scholars have disputed his dubious declassification claim, Some Twitter users saw an opportunity for Trump’s successor in a question posed by Daily Beast pundit Molly Jong-Fast.
“They can [Joe] Did Biden reclassify the documents just by thinking about it? she tweeted on Thursday.
Others on the platform agreed that one bullshit legal theory deserved another.
But they also had some questions.
One user suggested that there might be a problem if Biden announced that he telepathically reclassified all of Trump’s telepathically declassified documents.
HuffPost reached out to the White House to see if Biden had engaged in a telepathic reclassification, but no one responded as of press time, telepathically or otherwise.
However, the White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was questioned about the matter during an appearance Thursday on ABC’s “The View.”
“We all wish we had magical powers. I’m sure!” Jean-Pierre said, as he tried to stifle the giggles.I can’t say much about any investigation, but of course the president thinks it’s important to handle classified information properly. That is something that is important to do. And as far as this case is concerned, I’m not going to comment on it, I’m going to let the experts do their thing.”