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The Kangaroo Impeachment Trial of Trump Has Lowered American Prestige

MG is a keen political observer and commentator who has a ringside seat to the turbulent years of the present political scenario

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Background

America is an important Nation in the world and many look to it for succor and inspiration. This trial was the culmination of four years of planning by the opponents of President Trump to somehow discredit him and remove him from his post. Even members of his own party, like Mitt Romney who always was against him, we're hoping that somehow Trump could be removed. Their game was simple to try and ensure that Donald Trump doesn't contest the 2024 election, which he is most likely going to win.

Things were not so simple as Donald Trump fought back tenaciously and despite the entire left-wing and the democratic party, including the fifth column in his own party, the ex-president survived.

Once the election was over the establishment that controls the American caucus led by the capitalists could not accept the fact that there has been rigging in the election. So it was rejected but to people outside America, It looked no different from the words of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. He had stated," the man who is important is not the one who casts the vote but the man who counts it."

I know there is much jumping and clapping after the win of Joe Biden but these jubilant supporters do not realize that what has happened in America is the beginning of the implosion about which I've been writing.

In a short-sighted approach, the Democrats lead by Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker made it a one-point agenda to humiliate Trump, for they very well knew that they never had the two-thirds majority in congress to convict the president.

If they knew that they were not going to Convict Donald Trump then I fail to understand the reason to go through this charade. All I can say is that it looked like a Kangaroo court and it did no good to the image of America. From my reading of the situation, Trump did much better than any other president for the last 30 years

There is no doubt that Trump committed tactical errors that led his opponents to gang up against him. One of these was the handling of the virus which he didn't take seriously. He also wasted time and money on hair-brained schemes like the Mexican wall, which created a very poor impression globally.

The man who has won the election, I'm afraid to say has won it by default.


Convenient to blame Trump

Convenient to blame Trump

The trial

The trial was held more out of a spirit of vengeance than any idea to cleanse the system. Trump released a statement soon after the acquittal, saying "no president has ever gone through anything like it". Following four days of the impeachment trial, the 100-member Senate voted to impeach Trump by 57-43 votes, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. Seven Republican Senators -- Bill Cassidy, Richard Burr, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey -- voted in favor of impeaching him. They all had to eat the humble pie as nothing was achieved.

I think it would have been a much better option if a commission had been appointed to examine the fraud in the election than to go in for this Kangaroo trial which created a very poor impression around the world. This reminded many people of the way the communist dictators were tried in Eastern Europe after the demise of communism.

Having studied law, I fail to understand how one can have an impeachment trial that the constitution provides for a sitting president. It does not provide for a person who is no longer the president. Where is the question of impeachment? yet the legal luminaries of the Democratic party went around justifying the trial saying that Trump should be held responsible for the happenings on Capital hill.

Congress carried out this trial for no purpose at all but historically it is an important event because almost 70 million Americans have voted for Trump. They will be wondering what the hell is going on? The same people had even earlier held an impeachment trial on the so-called Russian connection. I wonder If Congress will have a trial of Joe Biden for the Chinese connection. The present president's thinking is suspect, as can be made out from the statement he made recently when two FBI agents were shot dead. I won't go into details here.

The Americans probably feel that they can go on preaching to other countries like Burma and India on human rights and faith. But what dubious example they are setting by holding impossible trials just to settle scores.

The law is very simple. Only a sitting president can be tried and in any case, even if there was a conviction I am sure the Supreme Court of the United States would have set it aside. In the bargain, they created a spectacle at which many including the Chinese around the world are laughing.

Last word

I remember reading one of the Greek myths and there was a very interesting idiom or adage or whatever you call it. It states, "those whom the Gods wish to destroy they make mad ." I really do not know whether this can apply to the United States of America. The trial is just one aspect of the American system. Too much is going on that needs rectification including the system of voting.

I have spent a lot of time in the United States and have been very close to many people and many of my relations are Americans and I have a liking for this country but I am pained at the way things are degenerating in America. I am a palled that one corporate head can go round and ban an ex-president from social media. If you don't respect your own ex-president, what future does the American Nation have?

Most people I have met agreed with Trump's lawyers who argued that his insurrection incitement charge was a "monstrous lie" and the impeachment proceedings against the former president was a "politically motivated witch hunt" by the Democrats.

Comments

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on February 16, 2021:

Thank you Rodric Anthony for your very valid comment.

Rodric Anthony from Surprise, Arizona on February 16, 2021:

I agree with this sentiment in this article. I do not think that the trial was extra-Constitutional, but it does set an interesting social precedent that I wonder if the Supreme Court should rule on. It was a waste of our money as taxpayers, in my opinion. I think their is more evil in the government than we realize. I don't know if Trump was exposing it or if he was heading it. I can see that it is there now, though. I would vote for Trump if he ran again.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on February 15, 2021:

Kym, sweet of you to suggest. I shall surely follow up on the site suggested by you.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on February 15, 2021:

Dear Kym, thank you for commenting. I appreciate your opinion.

Kym L Pasqualini from Carefree, AZ on February 14, 2021:

You should look into also writing with Medium.com. It is a great platform and higher pay.

Kym L Pasqualini from Carefree, AZ on February 14, 2021:

An excellent article. I shared it with all of my social media.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on February 14, 2021:

Pamela, I am glad you concur with me. The Dems tried to fix Trump that's all, it doesn't what other nations think of America. No way to treat an ex-president. Thanks for commenting.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2021:

This is an excellent article, and many of were very frustrated with this kangaroo court, MG. There were no witnesses, and they altered what Trump said at that last gathering before the capitol was stormed. We have sent a lot of evidence about an election that may have been rigged.

MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on February 13, 2021:

Thank you Dan,glad you like my analysis.

Dan Smith from Wales on February 13, 2021:

Wonderful, I am glad you hit the nail on the head. I have read all your three articles on Joe Biden and I cannot but agree with them I will go one step and say that this man should be tried as a Chinese agent.I also do not know what is the qualification of Kamala Harris to be vice president. Do the Americans just pick up any Tom, Dick and Harry and make president or vice president.

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