Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time. It has been a speedy reckoning. Lawrence Martin writes:
What a spectacular fall it has been, in the space of just two months. The Republicans had emerged in decent shape after the election loss. Mr. Trump’s popularity was still high. Had he behaved like a normal human being during the transition, he was well placed to continue as the man in command.
But his crazed insistence that the election was stolen from him sealed his doom. It was confirmation that he was unhinged. His delusional rants divided Republicans, contributing to the loss, via two runoff election defeats in Georgia, of the party majority in the Senate and setting the conditions for the Capitol Hill convulsions.
Should the Senate move ahead and vote to convict Mr. Trump, it would likely mean he can never run for office again. It would be up to one of his children, probably the rabid Don Jr., to take up the banner.
Regardless of what Junior does in the future, the Trump financial empire is melting down. Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars, and the only bank willing to deal with him has cut him off.
The Orange Felon will spend the rest of his life in court, trying to fend off his reservation at The Gray Bar Hotel.