While in more civilized circumstances a new government is granted a grace period of 100 days in which it may start working without having to expect too much criticism from the opposition and the media, such was not the case with the Trump Administration, which has had to live under a state of siege as from day one. Apparently the Democrats and their allies in the mass media and in Hollywood still find it hard to come to grips with their surprise defeat on 9 November; they somehow seem to believe that, if only they attack him aggressively enough, they may be able to get rid of Trump within just a few weeks. And the European mass media are playing to the tune: if a third-rate reality show celebrity cracks a half witty joke on Trump somewhere on his or her Facebook account, all newspapers will gleefully report it, and if there is so much as a spelling mistake on a dinner card in the White House, we will certainly be informed of it. C’est la guerre à l’outrance.
Perhaps, if the media make sufficient noise over the one or other “scandal” or “crisis”, an impeachment against the President might find the backing of a sufficiently great number of Republicans in the Congress, thus allowing the Trump-haters and Obama-nostalgics to wake up from their nightmare.
But. It. Will. Not. Happen.
It is true that Trump must be quite unpopular even among many Republicans, given the way in which he forced himself on the Party during last year’s primaries, defeating one after another all his competitors, most among whom had far stronger backing from the party establishment. Who will not remember Mitt Romney’s last-ditch attempt to prevent Trump’s investiture, calling him “a phony, a fraud, whose promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University”, and pointing to his “bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics.”
Yet even the Republicans will not bring down their own President, unless they have a good reason for doing so. They will certainly not impeach him for policies that they know are popular. Trump was not elected despite his announcements that he would stop illegal immigration and adopt a more protectionist stance on trade, but because of them. These promises won him the election, and it would be suicidal for Republicans to support a no-confidence vote that would appear to be based precisely on the rejection of these policies.
Besides that, it might be that the relentless and undiscerning war that certain media are waging against the President is actually helping him to stay popular. The credibility of the media is strongly compromised by their apparent partisanship: people are aware that many journalists simply hate Trump, and every new diatribe seems to confirm this. The conclusion that many readers draw is not “see how bad he is”, but “see how they hate him. The permanent mass-mobilization of the left is ultimately self-undermining.
Not that we, at AGENDA EUROPE, would be too unhappy to see Trump impeached. If he has to go, he will be replaced by Vice-President Mike Pence, – and while Trump appears to support the pro-life cause more out of political convenience than personal conviction (and has so far not delivered on other important issues, such as the overturning of the Obama Administration’s shameful LGBT agenda), Pence is a true and convinced defender of dignity and human life. (This, by the way, is the reason why Liberals hate him much more than they hate Trump…)
But t simply will not happen.