It is the concept that, for many, has been looming conspicuously on the horizon since the day that Donald Trump assumed the office of the Presidency.
Throughout his campaign, a polarising rhetoric and bombast of personality had raised the hackles of many, both in the United States of America and abroad. His campaign focused largely on divisive issues, as well as attempts to dismantle many policies and achievements of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
The hopes of the more optimistic among Trump’s detractors were that the 72-year-old would temper that rhetoric and focus more on the passing of policies and directives that would align more with traditional Republican views. However, these hopes were promptly trampled into the metaphorical swamp that Trump had promised to drain.
Seemingly without pausing for breath, President Trump signed an executive order to put into place a travel ban that would prevent individuals from several countries entering the United States – a move that was furiously protested before it, and its subsequent redraft, were by blocked by court judges.
Since then, Donald Trump’s Presidency has veered alarmingly from mishap to scandal. Allegations of his campaign and team’s links to Russian officials have plagued the former businessman. Blunders from those closest to him have done little to aid his tenure in the White House; particularly Kellyanne Conway, who referred to a “Bowling Green Massacre” that had not, in fact, taken place.
It will have come as little surprise to vast swathes of Washington and beyond that impeachment had begun a slow clamber. However, it now seems like the impeachment of President Donald Trump is a real possibility.
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