On Thursday, news emerged that American Media chief David Pecker received immunity from federal prosecutors in their investigation of President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
Pecker’s name quickly became one of the top trending topics in the United States on Twitter. While most of the commentary was sober and high-minded — others could not help but snicker at the news by unleashing a slew of jokes and puns.
I guess you could say Trump failed to wrap Pecker up.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 23, 2018
IT GOES DEEPER THAN PECKER https://t.co/MRxMW8n1Ea
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 23, 2018
Pecker Screws Trump https://t.co/jSjThDyw39
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 23, 2018
Trump secretly worries dirty Pecker may take down his presidency.https://t.co/DYg2z3y8B0
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 23, 2018
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 23, 2018
Let he who has never been betrayed by his own pecker throw the first stone
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 23, 2018
Who would have ever thought anyone would be screwed by Pecker?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 23, 2018
Overheard at the WH: The Pecker got immunity – juvenile jokes involving contraceptives will commence.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) August 23, 2018
anyone ever think about the fact that pecker is also another word for dick
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) August 23, 2018
Pecker, whose American Media publishes the National Enquirer, is one of President Trump’s longest media allies. Before Trump became president, Pecker worked with the Trump team to buy the stories of women accusing him of extramarital affairs and wouldn’t run them. This practice, known as “catch and kill,” is widely used in tabloid media.
The immunity suggests that Pecker is now officially working with prosecutors not just against Michael Cohen, but in the broader inquiry into Donald Trump.