Left's attacks on Trump not working
Former Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin said that the effort to cancel former President Donald Trump is backfiring and will likely embolden the former president’s voter bases.
“It’s backfiring,” John McLaughlin told Newsmax on Thursday. “What they’re doing on impeachment, people see it is unfair, unconstitutional, going against the president.”
McLaughlin said that Americans are more concerned with the CCP virus and other issues.
The effort to convict Trump in an impeachment trial suffered a grave setback after 45 Republican senators voted against holding the trial, meaning that it’s unlikely there will be enough votes to convict the former president. Convicting a president requires at least 67 votes, meaning 17 Republicans would have to join Democrats.
A number of Republican senators said it’s unconstitutional and pointless to convict a former president.
“It’s having no impact on his base, in fact, it’s just solidifying them and making them angrier or more upset,” McLaughlin said of the impeachment efforts. “Because the people outside the Beltway agree” that it is essentially unconstitutional, he said.
McLaughlin told the broadcaster that some polls show as many as 75 percent of battleground voters view the forthcoming trial as a “waste of time” and “money.”
Ten Republican representatives joined House Democrats earlier this month in impeaching Trump for one article of impeachment that alleged he incited an insurrection at the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Trump, for his part, has argued that his speech to supporters on Jan. 6 was not incitement and noted that he didn’t encourage any violence. Later, the former president told protesters to go home and later condemned the violence.
One of the House Republican leaders, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was among the 10 GOP Congress members to join the Democrats. Despite her leadership role and name-recognition, Cheney is sure to face a tough primary battle—coming after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) publicly admonished her at a rally in Wyoming this week.
I think it has also helped Trump that the media has moved on from its daily hostile attacks on anything and everything he does. I do think the media is shocked that the attacks have not worked, as are the Democrats.