Tuesday, October 11, 2022

the last book I ever read (Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, excerpt two)

from Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost by Michael C. Bender:

In October, the president publicly called on another foreign power (China) to investigate the Bidens, impeachment proceedings for members of Congress (no such thing), and refused to comply with a single subpoena from the coequal branch of government just a couple of miles down Pennsylvania Avenue (sparking concerns of a constitutional crisis).

In mid-October, Mulvaney openly admitted that Trump wanted to block military aid for Ukraine in exchange for political investigations into his political rivals.

“That’s why we held up the money,” Mulvaney said in a disastrous news conference. The White House immediately tried to walk back Mulvaney’s candor. But none of the gaffes seemed to matter.

Just 49 percent of Americans said they thought Trump should be impeached, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll taken after Mulvaney’s stunning news conference confessional. Two months later, the same survey showed 48 percent supported the move.

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