A television legend has concluded that the Republican Party is unable to impeach President Donald Trump.
“I think he’s Elvis, I don’t think they will tolerate – many of the base – will not tolerate criticism of him,” Phil Donahue told Joy Ann Reid on MSNBC Saturday. “Honestly, I don’t think he can be impeached right now.”
“I think it’s too dangerous for a member of Congress to vote for impeachment and upset a significant number of his own constituency,” Donahue explained. “It’s a third rail he could risk his own re-election.”
“The Phil Donahue Show” ran in syndication for 29 years, with nearly 7,000 episodes. Donald Trump appeared on the show three times.
Reid asked Donahue if he saw a potential future president during those interviews.
“Are you serious?” Donahue replied, with a laugh. “Not in a million years.”
Donahue explained how he viewed Trump back in the 1980’s.
“I thought he was a hot dog,” Donahue said. “He collected celebrities and made a lot of noise and got his name on a lot of buildings.”
The long-time TV host was asked if there was any way to break Trump supporters’ from the President.
“He can shoot a gun down fifth avenue, right?” Donahue reminded, of the President’s boast. “All of a sudden we got a crotch-grabber for a President.”
“This is the darkest political moment in American history,” Donahue concluded. “Who’s going to argue that?”
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