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Donald Trump is killing America

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Trump calls Romney a "pompous ass," who is "so bad for Rs." Romney is said to be among at least 10 Republicans who are learning towards impeachment less than half of the number needed in the Senate.

The Democratic leadership of the House is in the beginning stages of impeachment proceedings against Trump, something long overdue. Trump's attempts to recruit the president of Ukraine to help his re-election efforts brought a formal "whistleblower" complaint that started the impeachment outcry.

Involvement in Ukraine brought down former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort election and sparked the Special Counsel investigation of Russia's involvement in helping Trump win the disputed election where challenger Hillary Clinton won the majority of the vote by a record three million ballot margin but lost in the Electoral College, where gerrymandered district overrides the wishes of voters.

Now, two Ukrainian-born clients of Trump's equally-corrupt attorney Rudy Giuliani, were arrested as they attempted to flee the U.S. after federal investigators found they were violating campaign finance laws. Those same prosecutors are investigating Giuliani as well.

Trump's involvement in Ukraine is a tawdry part of his failed foreign policy. Michelle Goldberg writes in The New York Times:

"If America can be said to have a foreign policy at this debased stage of the Trump administration, it mostly consists of sucking up to strongmen while betraying everyone who ever believed in America's putative ideals. Trump has given Turkey his blessing to assault the Syrian Kurds, America's crucial allies against ISIS. In June, he reportedly promised China that he wouldn't speak out in favor of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, some of whom have been carrying American flags, as long as trade talks progressed.

"Here in Ukraine, a country locked in a proxy war with Russia, coping with a deluge of disinformation and propaganda and struggling to transcend a history of corruption, reformers are trying to figure out what it means when the American president sides against them.

"Pro-Western reformers, the Ukrainian philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko told me, had seen the United States as a "a perfect democracy functioning very well, with an admirable system of checks and balances. ...And now this image is crumbling and that's very dangerous."

Sadly, that perception is correct. America itself is crumbling and Donald John Trump is the destroyer of what once was a great nation.

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