Under President Donald Trump’s excuse for leadership, the Republican Party isn’t doing so great. This Wednesday, as the House Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against him ramped up, Trump took to Twitter to try and defend Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy (R), who’s facing a campaign to recall him from office. Trump tried to paint that recall effort as little more than another one of his made-up Democrat-led political hit jobs, but the reality is — the campaign to recall the Alaskan governor has already accumulated almost 50,000 signatures and counting within just four weeks, and they’re not stopping now. Neither are the D.C. Democrats that Trump is so up in arms over.
Completely ignoring the actual reality that voters want to recall Dunleavy because of his drastic cuts to an array of state-funded programs that are crucial to the lives of many people, Trump rambled:
‘My friend Mike @GovDunleavy of the Great State of Alaska, is being treated very unfairly by the Democrats because he is doing an unbelievable job and fulfilling every one of his promises. Now they are trying to Recall him because his agenda is the Economy, Jobs, and protecting our Military, 2nd Amendment, Energy, and so many other things that the Democrats don’t care about. Please stop the Dems from hurting a very good and hard-working man!’
Oh boo-hoo — if Dunleavy didn’t want to face the music, perhaps he shouldn’t have stepped into the budgeting process to slash so many crucial programs’ funding just because he felt like it.
This Wednesday, Trump also posted a quote on Twitter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who criticized Democrats for supposedly ignoring their responsibilities in favor of their impeachment inquiry. This is a brazenly false characterization — even while investigating Trump’s behavior this whole time, House Democrats have passed hundreds of bills. McConnell has refused to even bring many of them up for a hearing.
Besides the above, Trump also praised car manufacturers getting behind his administration’s push for looser emissions standards and, earlier, veered erratically between claiming that House Dems are moving forward with impeachment just for political expedience and that The Washington Post should be sued for libel and — we’re back on impeachment now — that a witness House investigators heard from this week isn’t credible. You’d hope that a president of the United States would have a better grasp of a train of thought than this. He even tweeted a photo of one of the dogs who participated in the recent raid on ISIS leadership’s compound.
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