Vladimir Putin really did a number on this country, didn’t he? If only Donald Trump’s admiration had led to emulation far sooner. Had Trump been photographed shirtless on a horse, I have to think this would have all been over in June 2015.
But he wasn’t, and it wasn’t. And we all know what happened.
That said, Trump has become the incredible shrinking president, and if he’s not impeached, he may just sluice down the drain in his shower before Biden’s swearing-in.
A majority of the country believes President Donald Trump should be removed before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20 and two-thirds hold him accountable for the violent insurrection on Capitol Hill, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday.
In the new survey, which was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos' Knowledge Panel, 56% of Americans think the sitting commander-in-chief should be removed from office before the official transfer of power in less than two weeks, while 43% say he should not. Among those who say Trump should not be removed immediately, nearly half (45%) nevertheless say his actions this week were wrong.
And while it’s hard to predict the vicissitudes of political polling, which ebbs and flows like the tides, what we may have with Trump is an ocean that’s drying up before his eyes.
Sixty-seven percent of Americans lay blame squarely at Trump's feet for the Wednesday riot and the unprecedented breach that led to the death of five, including a Capitol police officer who succumbed to injuries suffered during the attack. This includes 52% who believe he shoulders a great deal of the responsibility. Only 15% of those polled say that he bears none of the blame.
This is the impression of Trump that will remain in Americans’ minds for the next four years. Somehow I’m a lot less worried about a Trump 2024 run than I was six days ago.
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