House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been one of the biggest outspoken proponents of impeaching President Donald Trump. For two years we were repeatedly told that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Special Counsel Robert Mueller proved no collusion took place. Schiff and his cronies immediately clung to the theory that Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the country investigated Hunter Biden for sitting on the board of Burisma, a natural gas company. Hunter was being paid more than a million dollars a year despite having no natural energy experience. Even though everyone knew no quid pro quo took place, Democrats moved forward with impeachment. They impeached the president in the House but failed to have him convicted in the Senate.
Despite that, Schiff blames the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and the deaths associated with the virus in America on... President Trump not being impeached.
Let that sink in for a second.
"There's one thing I have to say haunts me from the trial and it was before that snippet you showed where we knew we had to answer the question to the senators, okay, essentially, House Managers, you proved him guilty, does he really need to be removed after all? We have an election in nine months," Schiff told MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Saturday. "How much damage could he really do? And we posed that question to the Senate and we answered it by saying that he could do an awful lot of damage but frankly, Chris, I don’t think we had any idea how much damage he would go on to do in the months ahead."
"There are 50,000 Americans now who are dead in significant part because of his incompetence, because of his inability to think beyond himself and put the country first," the chairman said. "I don’t think we would have ever anticipated that his brand of narcissism and his brand of incompetence would be so fatal to the American people but probably, you know, the strongest echo of what we were talking about during the trial was when he was earlier talking about how he didn’t want to return the calls from governors.
"He didn’t want his vice president to return calls from governors that weren’t saying nice things about him, that really weren’t saying things about him he could turn into campaign commercials as he has," Schiff explained. "That was such a profound and disturbing echo of what he tried to do with Ukraine. So sadly, you know, as we pointed out during the trial, a man with no moral compass will never find his way and this president certainly hasn’t."
This segment right here proves just how real Trump Derangement Syndrome truly is. The Wuhan coronavirus started in China. It spread around the globe because the Chinese Communist Party lied about what took place. They covered up what was happening in Wuhan. The only reason things aren't worse in the United States is because President Trump halted all flights to and from China in mid-January. And since then he extended travel bans to the UK, EU, Iran and even shut down our borders.
How is that being incompetent? Trump went against everyone's advice – including the World Health Organization – when he halted flights. If he was incompetent or only cared about himself he would have never made that kind of call. He wouldn't spend hours every day holding press briefings about this pandemic. If he didn't care, his team wouldn't have worked with governors, private enterprise and health care officials to address this public health crisis.
Schiff is just mad that he's no longer relevant and he didn't succeed in his partisan witch hunt.
.?@RepAdamSchiff? suggests “50,000 Americans” are dead because Trump wasn’t impeached— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 25, 2020
Republicans said “How much damage could he really do? ... I don’t think we had any idea how much damage he would go on to do ... There are 50,000 Americans now who are dead” pic.twitter.com/QGH941MSlk
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