Given President Trump’s scandalous track record already after only six months on the job, several key Republicans are already plotting to take him down in the 2020 election. A growing group of senators and governors are now lining up to take his place.
The New York Times reports that Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) have already made visits to Iowa this year, and Governor John Kasich (R-OH) is gearing up for a return visit to New Hampshire. Vice President Mike Pence has also lined up a full schedule of political events for the year.
According to The Times:
‘But the sheer disarray surrounding this presidency – the intensifying investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the plain uncertainty about what Mr. Trump will do in the next week, let alone in the next election – have prompted Republican officeholders to take political steps unheard-of so soon into a new administration.’
John Kasich, a moderate Republican, is already drawing a lot of criticism from conservative Republicans. However, this along with some of the messages he has already begun to campaign upon, might be an advantage for him.
It is not really out of the ordinary for members of the same party to challenge the incumbent president, but Trump has only been in office for such a short time, and several people are already flying into their campaigns to replace him.
If they don’t tread softly, this could cause the Trump time bomb to explode. Hearing any news of these people actively gearing up to crush him, may just send him farther off the deep end. There is already a large amount of conflict within the Trump Administration, but this may serve to further escalate tension that already exists.
As most people know by now, President Trump’s usual behavior is to lash out quickly and make huge threats against those who make him angry, very often on Twitter. So, if he hears that all of these big political players are running against him in hopes of crushing him, he might just become too unhinged for the GOP to want to deal with him anymore.
Then, if the Democrats reclaim Congress in 2018, Republicans might just be willing to help them seal Trump’s fate with an impeachment. Maybe, just maybe.
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