Donald Trump is not a history buff. But “buff” is not a word usually associated with Trump. If Trump even had a cursory knowledge of history, or at least of the office he holds, he’d stop channeling Richard Nixon.
Out of the 44 presidents before him, Nixon is the one president Trump should bone up on the most, and not the fellow racist president currently overlooking the Resolute Desk.
Trump has channeled Nixon by claiming it’s not illegal if he does it. His “no collusion” and witch hunt” lines mimic Nixon’s “I am not a crook.” At last night’s State of the Union, he did the Nixon when he said, “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!” During the 1974 State of the Union, Nixon said before Congress, “I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end. One year of Watergate is enough.”
But, Trump is an idiot. He thought the women in Congress wearing white were applauding him when he commented on the high number of women in the workforce and the largest female body in the history of Congress. He didn’t realize they were applauding themselves…and mocking him. It’s the nation’s reaction to Trump’s racist, hateful, and stupid policies and actions that sent the largest female delegation in history to Congress.
Trump is wrong about “how it works.” While it is distracting, the multiple investigations into Trump’s crime syndicate do not prevent the government from doing business. Trump shutting down the government is what prevents it from working.
With the Trump organization, the Trump Campaign, and even the Trump Inaugural Committee under investigation, part of the government’s business is investigating Trump. When the nation elects a crook, it’s up to the nation to root out the corruption.
We can’t refuse to look into crimes because it bothers a corrupt president. It’s not the nation’s fault that a con man is currently in the White House. It was a minority of voters and Russian interference that placed him there as the majority of American voters opted for Hillary Clinton.
Nixon said, “One year of Watergate is enough.” I say two years of this corrupt, racist, stupid, inept administration is too many.
Watch me draw.