Trump is “F***ed”, former aide says as Mueller closes in
Trump’s days are seemingly numbered
Yesterday, on October 31, a horrible terrorist attack took place in Lower Manhattan, killing eight innocent people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrator, a man named Sayfullo Saipov, was a radical Islamist motivated by both American foreign policy and the propaganda of ISIS.
President Trump took advantage of this tragedy to back two of his main initiatives: one, propagate more anti-Muslim rhetoric by pushing for the diversity visa program to end, through which Saipov has entered the country, and two, distract the public from the special counsel investigation, which found that three key members of his campaign were colluding with foreign governments during the 2016 presidential election.
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Part of the reason that the President is desperate to shift the conversation is because of the implications brought forth in foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos’s plea, wherein he admitted that he tried to arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in late March 2016 with Trump’s explicit knowledge. The President, in a typical angry tweet, denounced Papadopoulos as nothing more than a “low level worker” and a “liar,” the former of which the fact-checking organization Politifact disputed.
….came to the campaign. Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017
If it was confirmed that Trump knew about the proposed meeting with Putin, it would lead to some heavy criminal implications that would help the Democratic Party’s renewed impeachment efforts. Theoretically speaking, in that case not only would he have known that a member of his campaign had colluded with a foreign state, but he also would have done nothing to stop them, going so far as to cover it up.
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At this point in time, it is impossible to accurately determine what the President does or does not know. However, a former campaign aide of Trump’s seems certain about the answer, and it does not paint a positive picture. His name is Sam Nunberg, and he worked with the Trump campaign until August 2015 when Trump had him fired over posting disturbing, racially-charged posts on Facebook. The following year though, in July 2016, Trump sued Nunberg for $10 million over allegedly leaking internal information about problems in his campaign.
Now Nunberg is back in the spotlight. Speaking to Variety, the aide claimed that Trump’s approval ratings are at a point where it is near-impossible for him to get them back up, especially with the revelations brought about by Robert Mueller’s probe, Putting it bluntly, he said “You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.”
While it is true that Trump is in a hole at the moment, let us never underestimate the capability of this man. After all, he did manage to overcome odds and become elected to the highest office in the land in spite of a series of scandals which would have sunk most political careers.
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