Douglas Brinkley is a presidential historian of very serious note.
As such, when he speaks, people tend to listen, which is why the left has latched onto Brinkley’s recent statement that President Trump’s popularity is in danger of imminent collapse.
Worst days ahead
According to Brinkley, Trump’s supporters are just about at their breaking point. He believes if Trump gets impeached in the House, that will be the tipping point for most of his supporters.
Brinkley is hanging his hat on poll data that shows roughly 50 percent of the country wants Trump impeached. Mind you, that is 50 percent of a few thousand people that are supposed to be a fair representation of this country.
Brinkley declared, “It just tells you what deep trouble Donald Trump is in. I mean, when you have 50 percent of the country wanting you not just impeached but removed from office, and the game hasn’t even gotten fast yet.”
“I think once the vote is taken by Congress to impeach him and he’s wearing the ‘I’ on his chest, you’re going to see that movement grow even more.”
Brinkley also believes Trump has no appeal beyond his actual base…
CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley on a recent poll showing 50% of Americans support impeaching and removing Trump from office:
After Congress votes, “you’re going to see that movement grow even more… He’s a base politician. He doesn’t know how to turn this around.” pic.twitter.com/wR9iCB4Jho
— New Day (@NewDay) November 29, 2019
New strategy for Democrats
Brinkley not only took a shot at Trump, but he also offered some advice on how Democrats should move forward if they want to win.
According to Brinkley, they should mirror the campaign that Jimmy Carter ran in 1976 after the Nixon impeachment.
Joe Biden apparently heard what Brinkley had to say because he just launched his “No Malarkey” tour. Biden stated that this tour is about telling the American people the truth and not lying to them. So, one can’t help but wonder what was he saying to the people of this country before?
Brinkley may be an expert, but he surely does not understand the Trump base at all. He also has not been paying attention to the Independent voters pushing back since the impeachment hearings started.
None of those people trust or listen to Democrats, so however the House votes, it is not going to matter. In fact, unless Democrats produce a smoking gun, this impeachment will have the opposite effect Brinkley is promising.