Bill Clinton Offers Unsolicited Impeachment Advice To Donald Trump
Former President Bill Clinton spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday about the high school shooting tragedy in southern California that left two dead and multiple people injured. In the course of the interview, Clinton had some advice for President Donald Trump.
Clinton said that Trump should ignore the impeachment in the Democrat-led House of Representatives. Clinton advised that Trump should focus on the good he can do for the public that elected him as President. Clinton said, “You don’t get the days back you blow off. Every day is an opportunity to make something good happen.”
The former president said Trump should entrust his team of lawyers and staff to handle the presidential impeachment in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
Clinton was in Trump’s shoes more than 20 years ago when he was impeached by the Republican-controlled House. As someone who has experienced similar a process, Clinton empathized with the current incumbent.
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The publicly televised impeachment hearings began in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The impeachment hearings in the House are exploring the question of whether Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
During his impeachment hearings, Clinton had a working relationship with the Republican Congress. He approved legislation and managed to maneuver through agendas while his impeachment in the House proceeded. Unlike Clinton, Trump has outright refused to cooperate with the members of the Democratic Congress in passing legislation.
Trump has stalled legislation on passing trade deals, lowering drug pricing and gun control.
Clinton said, “I mean, I think what happened was — [Trump] did indicate a couple times he might go along with this and then obviously the gun lobby got ahold of him and pulled him back, but at some point, you know, denial is no longer an option. And Congress is basically in denial of the consequences of doing nothing. Or at least the people who are opposed to it.”
Clinton had signed an assault weapons ban in 1994, but it has since expired.
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