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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Impeachment, part two

Another historic day for the country. Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats, and 10 Republicans in the House impeached President Trump. No president in the history of our country has been impeached twice. For someone as egotistical and narcissistic as Trump, it’s as bad as a Scarlet Letter that he must wear in all the history books.

What’s more, he delivered his most presidential speech (on prerecorded video) since he won the election in 2016. It was carefully scripted and rehearsed, almost Nixonian in its duplicity, designed to deceive a few Republicans in the Senate from convicting him.

If Trump had recorded this video a week ago, he would be in much better shape, politically. Regardless, the man is a professional liar, who will say anything to stop the losses and ignominy—as businesses and cities cancel contracts with him. 

What I find most interesting and terrifying about Trump is the level of self-destruction that he has brought upon himself and the country. He’s like a character in a movie who always falls back on the vice, ruins the wedding with a drunken speech, or loses his fortune because of bad karma.

It’s terrifying because this is a man who could, theoretically, start a nuclear war. But as it turns out, there’s a movie character for that scenario as well—Martin Sheen’s psychotic Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone. But unlike Trump, Stillson’s failure of character stops him before he can become president. In Trump’s case, we saw something similar with the Access Hollywood tape—an event that would derail any other candidate. 

I don’t think Trump will resign. But in some weird way, if he did it would actually improve his standing—because it would show he’s putting the country above himself for the first time. 
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