Donald Trump is about to become a rarity in American politics: A President impeached.
The inevitability of Trump impeachment is undeniable at this point. Even with a few swing-district Democrats defecting into the anti-impeachment camp, there is no real mathematical possibility that the House will fail in their mission to demean Donald Trump.
The President is nonplussed at this development, predictably, and is lashing out on Twitter in response.
“SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS. THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!!” Trump wrote, shortly after the White House said in a statement that he was “working all day” but might “catch some of the proceedings between meetings.”
“Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG! A terrible Thing. Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!” Trump wrote in another, one of more than 30 tweets and retweets from his account by early afternoon on Wednesday.
The rest of the West Wing was reportedly upset as well.
“We are all mad,” a White House official told NBC News, describing the president’s reaction as one of “disbelief” that the process had reached this point, and his team as being “angry this is happening.” But officials were quick to add that the president is ready for the fight ahead, describing the White House as battle-tested at this point.
It is widely believed that Donald Trump will be acquitted in the Senate trial portion of this process, if it even gets that far.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has recently hinted at simply dismissing the articles of impeachment as soon as the opening statements of the trial conclude – a maneuver that would almost certainly fracture our already divided nation even further.
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