45 Comments

  1. yuan luo
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

    The only way the lost his position is he ddn’t sign the hk bill. if he didn’t sign the hk bill the repubilican will impeach him,for in case of repubilicans lose everything in 2020

  2. anarki777
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:07 pm

    The fact that Democrats considered whether it would affect their election chances or not shows that this was all just a political move.

    • Che MeGusta
      November 22, 2019 @ 2:16 pm

      Ofc it was. Havent you see their candidates? Foot in mouth Biden, Comrade Bernie and Sitting Bull Warren?

    • Aidan Hartenstein
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

      anarki777 It would actually prove it’s the opposite because if they were worried about election chances, they wouldn’t head into an impeachment inquiry

  3. Jay Muller
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

    We all saw Trump’s approval ratings go up with this Witch Hunt. When the Senate gets the truth out of Hunter Biden it will really go up. The Democrats are shooting their self the foot.

  4. Che MeGusta
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

    It already does. Every main stream media is full with him while the clowns (also known as democrat candidates) are nowhere.

    • James Coppedge
      November 22, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

      Indeed, you understand. This is how Trump won. He is playing a game on a higher level. He dominates the collective consciousness.

    • Che MeGusta
      November 22, 2019 @ 2:26 pm

      @James Coppedge he doesnt have to. democrats in last 3 almost 4 years made anything possible to ensure his reelection.

  5. Vlado
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:13 pm

    Exactly ! He has violated his oath of office.
    Impeachment looms … the evidence is obvious :
    the end is closer every day.
    I didn’t think twice.
    Huge thanks dear
    The Economist !

  6. M.P. Oliver
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:14 pm

    The Democratic Party has lost their way And lost the American public with their continual diversion from what they owe all Americans. I Voted for Trump simply because I could not vote for Clinton. Most probably will vote again for him v/s candidates we see today excepting Tulsi Gabbard.

  7. Evan Harris
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:16 pm

    Yeah, he has an out. All the campaign promises he made and didn’t complete he can now say, “I was trying, but the Dems and the MSM didn’t want me to make America great again”

    However, if he is impeached and removed he will be going to jail along with his sons.

  8. Olatunji Olakunle
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

    While we can say what the President did is not appropriate, the huge questions is did he commit a crime and is it impeachable ? My opinion, NO. So Trump 2020.
    I don’t mind if they censure him. Frankly I love guy.

  9. cesar zumaeta
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

    Im dissapponted at the economist. Where are the facts of whats happened so far during the hearings? I hope you step it up.

    • Dark_Matter
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:42 pm

      Don’t disappoint yourself. This is just an analysis of what could happen as a result of the impeachment; help/hurt Democrats or Trump. This isn’t advertised as a recap of the hearings.

  10. Process
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:23 pm

    He should go to jail. What he did is definetly worse than crossing a border illegally.

  11. elo o
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

    Trump brain dead base will never change. Swing voters may not vote for trump though.

  12. Dragon Turtle
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

    in a parliamentary democracy it is a lot easier to remove the head of goverment as in a presidential democracy like in the US

    • Che MeGusta
      November 22, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

      Yeah like in Spain where they cant form a government for years having 3 or so elections in the last 4 years. Working like a charm.

  13. The Wandering Mariner
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

    Polling is already trending toward Trump after the inquiry… A quote that I heard yesterday made me think of this situation. I use to have a dog that wanted to chase cars. One day he caught one….

  14. Ngole Ajebe
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:51 pm

    I mean, I am fully against trump, and I respect people who like him. but like.. The faster he’s out the faster we can regain control over our country.

    • David Brown
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

      I don’t have respect for Trump supporters. If there was a button you could push and make all Trump supporters die I would push that so fast you wouldn’t believe your eyes.

  15. RBuckminsterFuller
    November 22, 2019 @ 2:54 pm

    These comment sections are always so full of inarticulate bots. I gather it’s just further proof of foreign interference.

  16. Michael E. Campbell
    November 22, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

    This is click bait if I have ever see it. Trump is a criminal. Period. The polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans who think he has committed an impeachable offense. Period.

  17. BrotherWoody1
    November 22, 2019 @ 3:47 pm

    Now the globalist Brits are interfering in our election as in Trump deserves impeachment & Trump deserves defeat in 2020. There’s not much that this rag gets right including the last two weeks of impeachment hearings. On Wednesday, Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, testified that Trump never told him to withhold the security funds & an oval office interview for Zelensky subsequent to the Ukrainians’ public announcement of their corruption investigation moving forward into Burisma & Hunter Biden. In other words, there was no quid pro quo even though, Sondland testified earlier that there was. Your hawkeye reporter missed that case buster.

  18. 2534H
    November 22, 2019 @ 3:49 pm

    It’s the sad truth but Trump is going to win the election again. The Dems are lost and divided.

    • Dark_Matter
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

      Voters are lost and divided because they lack the skill to fact check political news and claims. Congress is as you say, divided and lost.

    • Benzknees
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:04 pm

      Sad why? Trump has been v.effective on the economy, N.Korea, Iran, putting a stop on the unfair trading practices of China & the EU, and ignoring the anti-Western globalists in the UN. If I was an American I’d be v.happy with his leadership.

    • John Boddie
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

      Then there’s no “checks and Balances.” The Executive Office would be for sale. We would lose all credibility with our allies. Finally, there is life after Trump. The Republican Party has already evolved into an all white radical political wing of our political system. Reelection will embolden more hate crimes and all normacy will rely on the party in power. Given the racial diversity of our country. We people of color will just wait until all immigrants, minorities, and women become the majority. Eventually, time will erase the GOP. They’ve already rejected their own reports about their lack of moderacy and resistance to diversity.

    • RMMvA
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

      At current rates you’ll more than double your money if you place a bet that way. Go for it!
      Of course you’ll lose all your money if you’re wrong, but you know better than anyone else so it’s free money!

  19. JRT 4JUSTICE
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

    It proves that the Deep State does exist and that the book was accurate in its predictions and hypothesis.

  20. Erica Espinosa
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:05 pm

    Trump is a disgusting horrible President and his GOP defenders are an embarrassment to American democracy

  21. Dave
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:06 pm

    Fake news, the president of ukraine came out on camera 3 times and said no pressure …

    • RMMvA
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

      Regardless of if what Zelensky said is true or false, he has incentives to say what he said so his statement is untrustworthy.

  22. Cyd Oman
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

    The jist of the concerns of Americans of all political persuasions about Trump’s phone call to Ukrainian President Zelensky is the clear attempt, using his “favor” as the base, to inject corruption into the situation.

    This leads many to wonder if Trump is using American aid dollars to ask other foreign countries for favors – perhaps favors that financially benefit himself, his family, or his high public officials, like the Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of State, Secretary of HUD etc.

    If Trump had behaved with less vindictiveness during the “honeymoon” he was granted, if he had used moderation in his speeches and tweets, attended to the American traditions of financial disclosure and been transparent and level-headed in his public and private dealings, he may have been able to survive this one very serious mistake.

    But Trump has made it plain he cannot control his impetuous nature and wouldn’t control it if he could. He is so full of himself he has no room inside his head to reflect on his past errors. This is not the first mistake he has made, just one in a long list of them

    The truth is millions of citizens no longer believe him. He is no longer trusted, no longer worthy of trust, no longer worthy of more second chances.

    We are like parents of a willful, incorrigible petulant teenager who steals mom’s jewelry and sells it for drugs or takes money from grandma’s purse and uses it to buy beer for his friends or takes the car when he has been grounded by dad and then wrecks it.

    He cannot escape the constant public scrutiny his actions have made necessary. He cannot escape the questions the public has developed from watching what he does, listening to what he says, thinking about how he said what he said.

    Citizens are asking why we must accept behavior from Trump we will not accept from teachers, firemen, police, mayors, governors. The inevitable fall out for Trump’s failure to read the whole nation accurately is this impeachment process.

    Although impeachment may be disruptive, the disrupters are not citizens exercising their rights. Disruption is not the fault of citizens demanding to bring government into accountability and transparency. Each elected official – Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green, Libertarian – carries the burden and the blessing of public trust. Once it is lost, it is very reluctant to return.

  23. Bilal Khan
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

    Trump’s initiatives for the South Asia and Middle East’s Security and stability are incessantly commendable,confronting China’s rise and ensuring democracy;alongwith Islamophobia,Intolerance,Ethnocentrism,Immigrant discrimination and White Supremacy.American’s should continue supporting him.He’s the best of America afterall.

    • Dan Hawkins
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

      Only in your opinion. China is rising much faster now with Trump and America is falling apart at its seams. And YOU ARE ONE OF MNY FOOLS RESPONSIBLE.

  24. David Brown
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:42 pm

    If he doesn’t get impeached and he won’t then he will truely believe he’s above the law and he will be absolutely Wright. Then sit back and watch America run wild with corruption.

    • Abstractism
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

      Not all corruption is bad, and having none at all is actually unfair, because authorities have biases anyway for people with an above social status or who have many lawyers, they judge you if you’re popular or not based on very shallow reasoning and your penalty is set accordingly… At least have some money balance that out… America anyway is an anarchistic and shallow society and that will never change.

  25. Abstractism
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

    This entire comment section is biased for the Democrats. Okay. I just want to tell you, left wing people, that you hurt me in general, you never allowed me to pursue my goals without having to have “contacts” everywhere, i couldn’t maintain my business because I lacked the ability to deal with dumb people despite me providing to nice people like me (*left wing promotes democratic power to dumb people and represses anyone who is intelligent*), and in the end receiving no support because a leftists friend is just a social acquaintance and that’s all.
    I live in this country where we switched from left to right in a confidence vote. EVERYONE AROUND ME WOKE UP, talks nicer behaves nicer, authorities have started to function even it you don’t “know” anyone there. Having my country cross to right wing saved me. That’s all i needed to say.

  26. Ryan Jones
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    This is a first term president, the voters have the power to remove him from office. The house should not usurp the power of the people’s votes.

    • John Boddie
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:29 pm

      If he was an honest transparent president l would vote REPUBLICAN. But his actions contradict his promises. He ignores sound advice from his INTEL. He fires people who tell him the truth. He colludes with known criminals, dictators, and uses his office to profit off the American taxpayer. Its up to you Republicans. “LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD”!

  27. Benzknees
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

    How could a Ukrainian President investigate the Bidens anywhere near as well as Americans could? It makes no sense.

    • RMMvA
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:16 pm

      Hunter Biden was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, and his father (Joe) is said to have “improperly” tried to help him.

  28. Bar BS12
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

    The average citizens in the United States don’t realize how dangerous the situation is to our future way of life, our democracy, our freedom. If we don’t remove Donald Trump from office everybody better learn how to speak Russian because as it stands right now, Vladimir Putin is now OUR Dictator

  29. Dan KnowsNothing
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

    Republicans will never vote to impeach, and in doing so, they will all become traitors to their own nation.