Saturday, 5 January 2019

Donald Trump says he’s too popular to be impeached

Donald Trump says he’s too popular to be impeached

A toxic face-off is on the cards between newly-elected Democrats who took over the U.S House of Representatives on Thursday, and old-school Republicans, who control the Senate and the White House.

 The clash is over funding a border barrier that President Trump desires to control illegal immigration, and the liberals’ desire to impeach him for various infractions. 

An explosive video clip in which a debutant lawmaker, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, is heard saying “we’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” has set the tone for a confrontation that has already brought parts of the government to a standstill. 

In one of its first acts, the re-constituted 116th Congress with a Democrat-controlled House passed a legislative package with funding to reopen government departments that have been shut down. 

Trump Graph But without money allotted for Trump’s border wall, the proposal in dead on arrival in the Republican-controlled Senate. 

In any case, Trump has said he will veto it if it comes to his table, effectively extending the partial government shutdown, now two weeks long, indefinitely.

 In fact, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who took the gavel on Thursday despite spotty dissidence in the Democratic ranks, went so far as to taunt Trump, joking that she was willing to spend “yeah, one dollar” on the wall, when a reporter asked her if Democrats would spend even a dollar on a project the U.S President is besotted with. 

Separately, California Democrat Brad Sherman said he is reintroducing articles of impeachment to remove Trump from office, even though the party leadership is cautious about such a move because it could be seen as too much too soon and reinforce support for the President from his base.

 Another Democratic lawmaker introduced bills to eliminate the Electoral College and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves or their family members. 

Trump won the Presidency despite massively losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by around 2.8 million votes. 

Trump, who is said to be worried about the possibility of impeachment, came out swinging against the move, asking, “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?” “As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. 

We won the Senate, they won the House. 

Things will settle down. 

They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!” the President boasted amid a strong jobs report that bumped up the stock market. 

While experts scoffed at Trump’s defense, saying purported popularity is hardly the ground to forestall impeachment, some analysts are starting to fear the President could go down uncharted routes to retain power, including one who compared him to Hitler. 

 “Our democracy teeters on the brink of failure. 

Americans elected an authoritarian, racist, anti-immigrant strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson said at an event this week, warning that Hitler “rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power” and Trump had only replaced anti-Semitism with ‘all Latinos crossing our borders are rapists, drug dealers and murderers.’ 

Meanwhile, the liberal radical wing of the Democratic party, with female lawmakers taking the lead, are challenging Trump and the Republican establishment with legislative ideas that including one in which the American Super Wealthy will be taxed Up to 70% to fund a ‘Green New Deal’ proposed by another debutante lawmaker Alexandra Ocasio Cortez.

 Separately, Indian-American congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is pushing for universal health care, including medicare-for-all.

 The energy of new House, with more than 100 female lawmakers constituting one the most diverse group of lawmakers, is palpable. 

On Thursday, as they stormed the Hill, some of them danced and took selfies, while others wept. 

A Native-American Congresswoman wiped her tears with the scarf of another American Indian, both making their debut in the House.

 One California Congressman rocked his infant daughter as he waited for his turn to take oath.

 Later, on the Senate side, a homophobic vice-president who’s a known Bible-thumper had to swear in Kyrsten Sinema, the first openly bisexual Senator in U.S history. 

Many liberals saw the last vestige of racist white male primacy, represented by the likes of Trump, Pence, and their Republican cohorts, being eclipsed.
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