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; AOL.com (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) . . . “