Despite claims that President Donald Trump would welcome impeachment proceedings, one of his top former political advisers says that’s a bluff and that in reality, there is nothing he fears more.
“Today was self-destructing, when he has to start saying, ‘I am a stable genius’ or having people say you are in the room and I didn’t lose my temper — that’s where that really hits him personally,” Sam Nunberg explained.
“What I also think I don’t understand is, I sat in the speech that he gave in 2013 at a Ralph Reed dinner,” Nunberg explained. “He criticized the Republican Party — when he trying to be an outsider — he criticized them saying, ‘Why are they taking impeachment off the table so quickly on Barack Obama? Do you think Bill Clinton liked being impeached?'”
“I was shocked he caved in the beginning on the shutdown. The real reason he ended up caving, I heard from people in the White House was, he wanted give his State of the Union in the chambers of Congress. He didn’t want to give it outside and he didn’t like the fact Pelosi was not going to let him,” he argued.
“He will hate being impeached,” Nunberg concluded.
‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames
Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?
A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.
While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.
Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers
Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.
The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.
Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large
There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up.
Most recently, U.S. lawmakers launched a sweeping review to determine if these companies have become so big and powerful that they are stifling competition and harming consumers, while federal regulators are also gearing up to take action.