President Trump has long been documented to take grave offense at even the slightest suggestion that he’s anything but perfect, so he’s sure to not like the latest move undertaken against him by Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer.
Steyer has purchased billboards in New York’s Times Square calling for the president’s impeachment. The digital billboards will display for ten minutes of every hour from now until New Year’s Eve, in about a month and a half.
Steyer commented to Bloomberg:
‘We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president. We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.’
Check out an image of one of Steyer’s billboards below.
Steyer’s billboards are a part of a campaign by Steyer to drum up support for the idea of impeaching the president, which he’s said he’s spending $20 million on. His television ad was recently unveiled, playing on Fox for a time — before the network dropped it — and unsurprisingly irking a large number of Fox viewers, including the president himself.
In response to Steyer’s television ad — and proving the billionaire’s point about his dangerous pettiness — Trump tweeted:
‘Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!’
In the video ad that so irked the president, Steyer said, speaking of Trump:
‘He’s brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, and in direct violation of the Constitution he’s taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth. If that isn’t the case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?’
In the ad, Steyer calls on viewers to sign onto a petition of his calling for Congress to impeach the president.
The billboards to run in Times Square will display, besides a message calling directly for Trump’s impeachment, running data about where people have signed onto Steyer’s aforementioned petition from.
Steyer isn’t alone in calling for Trump’s impeachment, but on the national political scene, at least, he’s in the minority.
Still, he does have allies — just recently, six Democrats introduced Articles of Impeachment against the president in the House of Representatives.
Seeing as both houses of Congress are presently controlled by Republicans, the effort to impeach the president isn’t likely to get off the ground — yet, at least.
Democrats have a real chance of taking back control of the House of Representatives come 2018, with the Democrats currently maintaining a lead of about 10 percent over Republicans in generic Congressional ballot polling.
Trump has certainly made himself worthy of impeachment, as Steyer asserts. He has, among other misdeeds, fired the head of the FBI, maintained financial ties to his private businesses, and, of course, fostered still under investigation connections to Russia on the part of his team.
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