Trying to Save His Own Skin . . . by Threatening Everyone Else’s

“Impeach me if you want to see a stock market crash.”

–President Donald Trump; (1/19/2019).

[Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

It was much funnier when National Lampoon did it.

Unfortunately (“sadly?”), in the hands of Donald Trump, politics-as-serial hostage taking is . . . terrifying.

So, 800,000 unpaid federal workers are now at the mercy of Trump’s alternate reality, erratic mood(s) and insatiable ego.

Two years ago, the Republican Party was effectively captured by a similar tactic.

Now, the nation’s investors and retirees are supposed to, what, quake because giving Trump the boot will cause their portfolios to implode?

What’s next: “Impeach me, and there’ll be a nuclear holocaust?!?”

Gimme a %#$@# break!!

In the words of that astute political commentator and patriotic American, Ariana Grande:

“Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (thank you, next)
Thank you, next (thank you) . . . “

See also, “Shutting Down the Government?” Or, “Starving the Beast??

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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