On September 24th, Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump regarding his phone call with the Ukrainian President in July.
During the call, Trump suggested the Ukrainian government investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Trump released the transcript of the call this week, saying he was forced to do so because “folks were saying such lies, such horrible things about a call that was so innocent and so nice.”
When asked about the phone call, former Ohio Governor John Kasich told CNN that people in his state didn’t seem concerned about the call.
“I think it’s absolutely worth condemning,” said Kasich, who ran against Trump in 2016. “But the question is, where are the people? I’m out here in Ohio, I’m finally back in the heartland. There’s nobody talking about this.”
“This story is just ridiculous,” adds political commentator Tim Pool. “The best they can say is that it was a ‘Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.’ I’m sorry, you can’t impeach someone based off a ‘Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.’”
As Pool explains, Democrats’ impeachment efforts will take up valuable time (and headline space) during the Democratic primaries.
“Democrats can’t beat Trump on his policies or his stellar record of accomplishment, so they’re trying to turn a Joe Biden scandal into a Trump problem,” said Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale. “The misguided Democrat impeachment strategy is meant to appease their rabid, extreme, leftist base, but will only serve to embolden and energize President Trump’s supporters and create a landslide victory for the President.”
The truth is, Trump is making progress on real issues (whether you agree with him or not) and Democrats are spending their time on scandals and impeachment. Come election time, Trump can talk about his achievements and point out that Democrats wasted their time.
“Wow. Impeachment over this?” tweeted Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). “What a nothing (non-quid pro quo) burger. Democrats have lost their minds when it comes to President @realDonaldTrump.”
Some analysts believe Trump’s phone call was intentionally designed to create bad press for Joe Biden – because it would reignite the controversy surrounding his son’s work in Ukraine while Joe was overseeing Ukrainian policy at the White House (click here to read my previous article).
Indeed, Trump reacted to the impeachment inquiry with a fundraising video that raised over $1 million during its first hours. It has now reached OVER $15 MILLION.
Democrats’ sole focus is to impeach the president to prevent him from being re-elected, claims the video. Impeachment “is the only way they’re going to beat me,” says Trump at a rally. “And actually it’s working the other way, because now we have our best poll numbers that we’ve ever had.”
Editor’s note: I see a new campaigns fundraising strategy here. The only people watching this are hard core Trump fans and they send money when Trump is under attack.
Once this scandal is over, Trump should ask the Democrats for a new one. They are his best campaigners!