'New Yorker' Editor Tells CNN: Trump's Impeachment Is About the 'Future of the Earth'

Posted: Dec 23, 2019 10:45 AM

The New Yorker Editor David Remnick said on Sunday President Trump's impeachment is more than just about saving the future of the United States, it's about the future of the entire world.

"They’re illusions about Trump remain, and you’re right to describe it as a flat line. Here’s what I hope that we understand. That the — the stakes here are immense," Remnick told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources." 

"It’s not just about the political future of one man, Donald Trump. It’s about the future of democracy and democratic process and this is a trend throughout the world. It’s about the future of the Earth," he continued. "We have a party that has decided to be disbelieving about climate change. It’s about issues as essential as that. And right now you have a country that is split, and to the great frustration of people like you and people like me, we don’t somehow understand. We don’t understand why the evidence of things, why facts don’t penetrate so many of our brothers and sisters in the United States of America."

Remnick said there are those who don't believe what the media reports in the country, it is "a source of great frustration for the press."

Trump was impeached by the Democratic-majority in the House of Representatives on abuse of power and obstruction. The articles of impeachment are supposed to then go to the Senate for the trial, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is holding on to them "until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct."