Trump met with protester signs that read "Resign" and "Jail Trump" as he tried to leave golf course
President Donald Trump went golfing today with his Senate pal Lindsey Graham, and according to the South Carolina Senator they were going to talk about “what’s going on with the whistleblower.”
It's pretty rare for Trump to reveal who his golf partners are. He typically leaves the press in the dark for awhile. Per Kelly O'Donnell, they were joined by professional golfers Gary Player and Annika Sörenstam.”
Lindsey and his fellow Republicans want people to believe the complaint is "hearsay." A day before his golf outing with the president he claimed that the “Salem witch trials had more due process than this.”
Ten to 15 protesters stood outside the Trump National Golf Club entrance and disagreed with that assertion per the White House Press Pool report. As the presidential motorcade left his exclusive club in the afternoon, the president and his pal were forced to read signs that read "Resign," "This is not normal" and "Jail Trump."
We hope he read every single word.
In the past, Trump and his aides would carefully plan the president's route so he could avoid the signs but that's hard to do when they're right there at the entrance. Not this time.
You'd think he'd be used to it by now - This was the 233rd day Trump has spent at a Trump golf club as president and the 306th day at a Trump property. He's only been in office for 981 days.
Shortly afterwards, Trump got back on his phone and started attacking the whistleblower again:
"The so-called “Whistleblower” knew practically NOTHING in that those ridiculous charges were far more dramatic & wrong, just like Liddle’ Adam Schiff......fraudulently and illegally inserted his made up & twisted words into my call with the Ukrainian President to make it look like I did something very wrong. He then boldly read those words to Congress and millions of people, defaming & libeling me. He must resign from Congress!"
House Democrats say there is evidence for an impeachment inquiry, and they're even subpoenaing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, backed by three Democratic chairmen.
"Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House's impeachment inquiry," they wrote to Pompeo, bringing in several top Trump officials into this, not just Trump.
Getting things through the House won't be hard, it's the Senate that Trump needs to keep him in office.
Former Senator Jeff Flake followed up on Mike Murphy's comment that 30 GOP senators would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if they could keep their votes secret. "That's not true," the former Arizona senator said. "There would be at least 35."
But, since the vote isn't secret, the American people have to deal with politics and that's where we are right now.