Tom Steyer – a billionaire activist who has taken up environmental causes in recent years – has unleashed a television ad campaign calling for Trump’s impeachment.
There are a number of avenues already available for impeaching the grossly incompetent 45th president. Trump has broken the emoluments clause of the Constitution. He most likely committed obstruction of justice in firing former FBI director James Comey. His dictation of Don Jr.’s completely false account of his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya has also emboldened the case for obstruction of justice charges regarding the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Considering Trump’s outlandish first year, calls for impeachment may be understandable, if not strategic; one more year from now, could Trump’s plummeting popularity and the Republican party’s purge of its more reasonable members mean an absolute route of the GOP at the voting booth?
Nonetheless, Trump has targeted Steyer’s campaign, calling Steyer – in classic, childish fashion – a number of names perhaps suitable for schoolyard bullying, and little else.
“Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer,” Trump tweets, “who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!”
Whatever his “agenda” is no one knows. Trump takes credit for something then disavows it. He promises one thing and does another. He praises GOP lawmakers for passing legislation only to criticize them afterwards for that very same policy.
This behavior, in fact, better fits the “unhinged” description. Lashing out at his cabinet, Trump has purportedly yelled: “I hate everyone in the White House!” He called for increasing the US nuclear arsenal 10 fold, which politicians and pundits across the entire political spectrum have labeled utterly insane.
Unhinged is Trump’s middle name. Lashing out with simple-minded insults (his only form of political debate), Trump is merely projecting his worst, most damnable characteristics onto others, further justifying Steyer’s argument that – at least at some point – Trump needs to go.