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Billionaire Investor Launches Trump Impeachment Campaign in United States

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer

New York, November 21 (RHC)-- Billionaire investor and Democratic backer Tom Steyer has launched a national campaign to impeach U.S. Republican President Donald Trump, saying he has brought the United States “to the brink of nuclear war.”  Steyer started the "Need to Impeach" initiative with an advertisement calling on Americans to pressure their members of Congress to vote the president out of office. 

The billionaire environmentalist who endorsed Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 race, has sent letters to congressional representatives and governors around the country, urging them to take action against the "dangerous" president.  "He's brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, and in direct violation of the Constitution, he's taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth," Steyer said in the campaign video.  "If that isn't the case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?" he added. 

Tom Steyer said that “this president represents a clear and present danger, who's mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons.”  The former hedge-fund manager is funding the impeachment campaign, according to its website.  In his letter, Steyer called on all 50 governors and 2,000 city mayors countrywide to publicly oppose Trump.  

A majority vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is necessary to impeach a president, which would lead to a trial in the Senate, where a two-thirds majority is essential for conviction.  Given that fact, most political analysts say it will be difficult for the president to be impeached.  One observer on Capitol Hill, writer and analyst Daniel Patrick, said that Trump will not be impeached because he is doing the bidding of the actual ruling class of the United States. 

A majority of American voters believe Trump is not "fit to serve as president" of the United States, according to a recent poll.  Another poll has found most Americans disapprove of Trump’s leadership and see him as a divisive figure who has not fulfilled his campaign promise to positively change the U.S. government. 

Trump has been widely criticized for his response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, after he said "both sides" were to blame for the violence.  Critics say that Trump’s divisive rhetoric and policies against immigrants and minorities before and after his election have emboldened far-right groups and promoted hate crimes across the country. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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