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A Clear Choice: President Trump or Rashida Tlaib

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democratic impeachment hearings have been a big bust.

The impeachment of President Donald Trump is such a bomb that if it were a TV series, it would be canceled after the first episode.


Only 13 million Americans tuned in to watch the first day. I'm betting the number hits zero very soon.

But here's the amazing thing: Trump released the two transcripts. The funniest part of the hearings is that you and I know more about Trump's conversation than any of the "witnesses" or "whistleblowers." They all heard what Trump said from other sources. They heard about it from Johnny, who heard it from Joe, who heard it from Mary. This is the kind of procedure they held during the Salem witch hunt days.

Now to the news that matters.

As I predicted from day one, this has all backfired spectacularly on Democrats. The day before the hearings started, Trump had a 46% approval rating, according to Rasmussen. After the first day of testimony, he was at 48%. As of Friday, he was at 50%. The more Democrats talk on national TV, the higher Trump's numbers go.

Meanwhile, most every national poll shows Joe Biden's numbers cratering. Who would have thunk it? The Trump impeachment hearings are the worst thing that ever happened to ... Biden.

The Trump reelection campaign reported that 100,000 people have signed up to volunteer since the impeachment inquiry began. The campaign raised $3.1 million in small donations during the first day of the public hearings.


Now to the best news of the year for Trump supporters. Remember Rep. Rashida Tlaib? Tlaib, D-Mich. (more like D-Hamas), is the congresswoman who screamed about Trump to a crowd on her first day in office, "We're gonna impeach the mother------!"

Well loudmouthed, Trump-hating, America-hating, Israel-hating, capitalism-hating Tlaib is in trouble. The House Ethics Committee just released internal communications from her campaign that show her frantically begging her campaign aides to give her campaign money. If she used those funds for personal use, that is, of course, illegal. You can't use your donations to pay your personal bills.

Now a few quotes from Tlaib, as released by the committee: She said she was "struggling financially" and "sinking," even that she was "not going to make it through the campaign without a stipend." According to Fox News, she texted: "Do you think the campaign can still pay me a stipend until the general? Trying to get out of debt."

The Office of Congressional Ethics attached scans of checks worth thousands of dollars made out to Tlaib from her campaign.

Ironically, this is the scandal that should lead to removal from office. This is the person who calls Trump every foul word in the dictionary. Meanwhile, she's clearly stealing the donations of her supporters to pay bills.


She curses Trump for being a wealthy, successful businessman, as if it were a crime for a politician to be successful. Trump takes no salary for being president, by the way. Meanwhile, Tlaib doesn't have $2,000 to make her rent and car payments and childcare bills.

Trump or Tlaib: Which one do you want running the country? Which one do you want creating jobs? Which one do you want making decisions for our economy?

If the charges are proved, Tlaib is a fraud, a crook and a hypocrite of the highest order. She can't pay her most basic personal bills without stealing from her own donors. Yet she wants to control our lives. She's Exhibit A for today's Democrat Party.

Wayne Allyn Root is a CEO, entrepreneur, best-selling author, nationally syndicated talk show host on USA Radio Network and the host of "The Wayne Allyn Root Show" on Newsmax TV nightly at 8 p.m. ET. 

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