The battle lines have been drawn ahead of the 2020 elections even more dramatically now with the announcement this past week that House Democrats would be pursuing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. He and his allies have been using the inquiry as a lightning rod to drum up support and trying to raise money off the announcement, an effort which Eric Trump tweeted about in recent days with the stench of self-righteousness that’s come to mark so much of the Trump family’s public activities at this point. The confidence he expressed that the Trump team could ride the wave to victory completely ignored the significant portion of the American public explicitly in favor of impeachment.
Friday, he tweeted:
‘UPDATE: We have now raised almost $15 million in small dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since @SpeakerPelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hrs ago! Unbelievable numbers!! Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020!’
Not gonna happen. To begin with, in a recent poll, 45 percent of those surveyed said the House should impeach Trump, while only 30 percent said they shouldn’t. While that definitely leaves a significant group of people not too sure one way or the other, it’s clear who’s starting at the disadvantage here.
Overall, the portion of the public who approves of the job Trump is doing in general remains low, as do the levels of support that he garners in polls pitting him against possible general election challengers including even former Vice President Joe Biden, who’s the target of the corruption Trump engaged in that helped get this impeachment inquiry going. In a phone call with the Ukrainian president, Trump tried to get Ukrainian authorities to dig up dirt on the Bidens over unsubstantiated claims of corruption involving Biden’s behavior as vice president.
Eric can’t make these issues go away just because he tweets about fundraising. We knew that Trump had enough of a base of supporters to get him in office in the first place, and we knew that they could cough up money to keep the “self-made” billionaire going — so really, there’s nothing new here and Eric should sit this one out.
He also tweeted a clip of current Trump impeachment leader and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) speaking against the impeachment of Bill Clinton — but Eric can’t “whataboutthis” the evidence against his father out of existence.
The hypocrisy is nothing short of staggering… exactly why most Americans hate career politicians pic.twitter.com/aWpsOKfahG
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 27, 2019
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