Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What did Donald Trump do today?

He told a lie that revealed more than he probably meant to.

Today, in a tweet, Trump quoted Nancy Pelosi as saying:

It is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.

In reality, what Pelosi really said was:

The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.

In other words, Pelosi is supporting impeachment because Trump himself is endangering the election, by asking foreign countries to interfere with it as they did in 2016.

Trump is understandably nervous about the damage impeachment could do to his already shaky re-election prospects—especially since the sooner he leaves office, the more vulnerable he is to prosecution. According to a poll released yesterday, 51% of Americans support his impeachment and removal from office, and 70% believe he has done something wrong.

Why should I care about this?

  • It's wrong to lie to voters.