Presidential historian says that Donald Trump is in “serious danger” after poll shows 50% of Americans want him impeached and removed from office.

By |2019-11-30T06:23:59-09:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |17 Comments

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley predicted that President Donald Trump is in “deep trouble” after a recent poll showed that 50 percent of respondents want the commander-in-chief impeached and removed from office.

Brinkley, who is a professor of history at Rice University and a best-selling author, made the remark during a Friday interview with CNN, in which he discussed the network’s latest impeachment poll that showed that support for the president’s impeachment and removal remained steady at the end of November compared to October. However, there has been a significant jump since the spring, when only 36 percent supported Trump’s impeachment.

CNN anchor John Avlon pointed out that looking back at previous impeachment proceedings for President Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, the trend was different. Polls in support of Nixon being impeached remained below 50 percent until August of 1974, the same month Nixon resigned. In the case of Clinton, support for impeachment never rose above 35 percent

“It just tells you what deep trouble Donald Trump’s in,” Brinkely assessed, responding to Avlon’s comments. “I mean, when you have 50 percent of the country wanting you – not just impeached – but removed from office, and the game hasn’t even gotten fast yet,” the historian continued, “I think when the vote’s taken by Congress to impeach him, and he’s wearing the eye on his chest, you’re going to see that movement grow even more.”

Brinkely said that the poll results “tells you he doesn’t have a lot of friends. He’s a base politician. He doesn’t know how to turn this around.”

I don’t know know if Trump realizes this but his only hope of surviving these impeachment proceedings lies with Fox News, and their ability to shape reality for their viewers. 

If these same hearings were happening in a time before Fox News Trump would already be toast and Mike Pence would have started his campaign to win the American people’s support for 2020. 

An election by the way that he would definitely lose. 

However with the help of Fox News Trump has managed to create a narrative that he is under attack from the Left and that their entire case is manufactured out of nothing and baseless. 

Just like the Republicans in Washington, if Fox News believes they have lost the ability to shape reality and that continued support for Trump will cost them viewers, they will pile on and start reporting the truth and then Trump is dead in the water. 

Roger Ailes created Fox News because he believed that Richard Nixon’s presidency would have survived if there had been a strong conservative news outlet supporting him. 

This is the test of that theory.

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  1. Anonymous December 1, 2019 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I don’t know that I’d even call him a politician.

  2. Anonymous December 1, 2019 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Meanwhile, 330 million Americans remain in serious danger every day until he has been impeached and removed from office.

  3. PIG$ December 1, 2019 at 6:51 am - Reply

    “roughly 1,000 documented police killings that take place every year in the U.S., fewer than 1 percent result even in an arrest — and convictions are even more rare.
    an ordinary cop can usually do the very thing it was so jarring to hear a presidential candidate boast about: Shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it
    (provided it’s 5th Avenue in Harlem and not the Upper East Side).
    Trumpism is part of an international trend, its roots are squarely domestic– and in many ways rooted in American policing. families and community members of police victims have long known the bullying and gaslighting that has now grown so familiar to all under Trumpism.

  4. Anonymous December 1, 2019 at 7:34 am - Reply

    The House Judiciary Committee is slated to hold its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday, with a panel of constitutional experts explaining exactly what constitutes an impeachable offense, including defining the nebulous “high crime and misdemeanor” term specified in the Constitution.

    Trump has made clear he intends to portray the hearings as a partisan distraction from more urgent work of the nation. He tweeted Saturday about flying to London next week for a NATO summit, chiding Democrats for holding their first hearing “on same dates as NATO.”

    Since the announcement of the inquiry, House impeachment investigators have collected hundreds of hours of closed-door depositions and public testimonies from 17 current and former officials on Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to open investigations that could help his reelection campaign.

    Senior Democrats have said they want to keep the inquiry focused on the Ukraine scandal.

    But other Democrats, including several on the Judiciary Committee, have pushed back, arguing that they should expand their investigation to include the obstruction of justice allegations detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and other alleged misdeeds committed by the president.

  5. Anon December 1, 2019 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    News is saying they are calling it a Global Nixon impeachment process. So many countries. So little time to transfer funds.

  6. anon December 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    The politician I’m talking about, of course, is Mitch McConnell.

    Trump has to go, but so does McConnell.

    As to the question of who is worse, Trump or McConnell — the answer is that it’s too close to call. The two of them have degraded and corrupted American democracy. We need them both out.

    #RacistRapist2020 #MoscowMitch

  7. god took away Sarah's family December 1, 2019 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Did he ever wash his hands after pawing Stormy’s vag?

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