A majority of Americans support impeachment, according to new polling this week, and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said that shows the public isn’t buying President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories.
The “Morning Joe” co-hosts said public support for impeaching Trump has rapidly shifted, and they warned the president — if he was watching — that his defense isn’t working.
“A lot of fast-moving developments in the push to impeach President Trump, but Joe mentioned the polls.,” Brzezinski said. “A Quinnipiac poll is just the latest to show the majority of Americans now support impeachment, 53 percent. This follows yesterday’s Washington Post poll, which found 58 percent of Americans support the House probe, a 21 point increase since July. Yeesh, that’s a big jump.”
Scarborough said the polls prove that Trump’s screeching about witch hunts hasn’t been effective.
“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the House have breathing room,” Scarborough said. “Nobody — nobody can say it’s a political witch hunt when 55, 56, 57, 58 percent of Americans actually support that impeachment inquiry, or if they do call it a witch hunt, it actually just hurts them even more because the majority of Americans want to see this impeachment inquiry move forward on Donald Trump.”
Growing public support will eventually translate into congressional support for impeachment, said co-host Willie Geist.
“All these senators and congressmen and women who have been silent, puzzlingly silent, if it gets to the point in their state or district where their voters,” Geist said, “the people who can re-elect them or not re-elect them have moved on it, that’s when they move. It’s not exactly profiles in courage, but that is the way it works.”
Brzezinski ended the segment for mocking Trump’s apparent cluelessness about the trouble he’s facing.
“President Trump was saying the other day,” she said, “‘I saw my poll numbers went up,’ and it was like, for impeachment, Donald. They’re talking about impeaching you. But he doesn’t watch.”
Pro-Trump conservatives ‘trading short-term political gain for long-term ruin’: columnist
Writing in The Atlantic this Wednesday, Rachel Shelden contends that Republicans are finding themselves "boxed in" after enabling President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.
According to Shelden, the current situation Republicans face is similar to the aftermath of the 1860 election.
‘NO WAY!’ Trump starts off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss
President Donald Trump started off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss to Joe Biden.
Biden earned a record 80 million votes, with ballots still being counted, and the president reacted to that news Thursday by insisting his loss was impossible.
"Just saw the vote tabulations," Trump tweeted. "There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION."
Twitter immediately slapped a disclaimer on his unfounded claims, which have been rejected over and over by courts and were disputed by the Homeland Security official who oversaw election security -- until the president fired him.
Trump will soon be a ‘dumpy 74-year-old wheeling around the golf course’ while awaiting ‘his next cheeseburger’: columnist
Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson on Thursday published a brutal opinion piece in which she danced on President Donald Trump's political grave and relished the thought of his fading into irrelevancy.
In her column, Carlson acknowledged many liberals' fears that Trump will never leave the national spotlight, but she said the soon-to-be-ex-president is more likely to be treated more like a washed-up celebrity that a political icon.
"To those worried we will never rid ourselves of Trump, watch as he shrinks before our very eyes in a Washington minute from leader of the free world to a broken-down real estate developer up to his ears in debt," she wrote. "On Monday, Trump was just another dumpy 74-year-old man wheeling around the golf course in a motorized cart wondering how long it would be until his next cheeseburger."