Fact Check: Was the Media Pushing for Impeachment Before Trump Was Elected, or After He Won?

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Once you start going back a bit, I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to see that the media (which is totally at the beck and call of the far-Left) along with every RINO and NeverTrumper, have been searching every possible avenue to impeach Donald Trump. The second he came down with the announcement that he was a candidate, it was Game On. They have tried every scheme in the playbook to try to take him down, yet he’s become famous for giving them the slip so many times it’s tempting to nickname him Teflon Man.

Even this latest gambit the Dems tried to run failed miserably because Speaker Pelosi didn’t even do her due diligence by actually LOOKING at the transcript of his phone call to Ukraine’s President Zelensky before she announced the plan to impeach him for quid pro quo with Ukraine’s leader.

Trump has called the media out repeatedly to the point that it’s almost comical for the way he gets right in their faces and calls them “FAKE NEWS!” He doesn’t hold back in the least, and that fearlessly gutsy confrontation is what I believe endears him to the hearts of millions of Americans. He’s doing exactly what we hired him to do…clean up the Swamp and Make America Great Again!

This from Breitbart News:

CLAIM: The liberal media have been talking about the impeachment of President Donald Trump since he was elected in November 2016.

VERDICT: False. They have been talking about it since before he even became the Republican nominee — as early as April 2016.

In late September, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) decided to push for an impeachment inquiry, the conservative media monitoring website NewsBusters noted that the nation was approaching its “36th straight month of media-driven impeachment talk.” It published a video showing television talking heads discussing impeachment since November 2016.

But the media obsession with impeachment is even older.

In an article published April 17, 2016, titled, “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?“, Politico‘s Darren Samuelson wrote that a Trump presidency could be so disruptive that he “has critics on the right and the left discussing the most extreme of countermeasures at an unusually early point in the race.”
He wrote:

“Impeachment” is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress…

It’s not unusual for controversial presidents to be shadowed by talk of impeachment, once they’ve been in office long enough to make people mad. But before he’s elected? Before he’s a nominee?

Constitutional experts of all political stripes say it’s surprising for impeachment talk to bubble up this early—but then Trump has been throwing around some surprising ideas for a leading candidate … And doubtless many of Trump’s foes would like to see him impeached just on principle—the quickest way to broom out a leader who horrifies the inclusive sensibilities of Democrats, and has blown apart the Republican Party he’s nominally part of.

It seems obvious from the above that the FIRST resort for NeverTrumpers, journalists, and Democrats was to impeach him right from the moment he threw his hat in the ring, not the last resort. Something else that seems obvious is that he must be like the old hound dog on a scent, and I have little doubt that we are going to hear an outcry like you’ve never imagined once the house of cards begins to collapse. President Trump has proved over and over that he has them outmatched as decisively as the old analogy of chess vs. checkers. He’s a Grand Master at chess, and the clowns in the Democrat party and their minions are still playing checkers…and very badly, I might add.

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