Video of a profane-laced speech from freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib circulated Thursday via social media networks. Her “speech” announced the plan of impeaching President Trump. Trump fired back from his Twitter account without directly referencing the video asking the Democrats how they think they can impeach a president who’s possibly won the most significant election of all time.
Trump’s claim of 93 percent support refers only to his support among loyal Republicans. Gallup polling for months has shown his job approval ratings underwater, with support hovering lately around 40 percent. Yet amid the various controversies surrounding his administration and the recent stock market dive, Trump on Friday was armed with a major dose of positive news when the Labor Department said employers added a stunning 312,000 jobs in December, blowing past expectations.
But while Trump highlights economic gains on his watch, Democrats are testing the bounds of the impeachment discussion.