British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan slammed the “self-righteous desperation” of Democrats and their impeachment efforts which he predicted will guarantee President Trump a 2020 victory.
The host of ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” warned in an opinion piece for Daily Mail on Friday that Democrats’ maneuvers against Trump will ultimately backfire, noting that the president’s “got jobs flying, ISIS chiefs dying & Democrats launching a disastrous impeachment they can’t win.”
Morgan, a staunch liberal who has taken up defense of the president, began his prediction by using a world heavyweight boxing fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman as an analogy.
In what he called “the most stunning KO in boxing history,” Morgan recounted the iconic fight when a then-32-year-old Ali was not given much chance against his opponent but rallied after being knocked around and baiting Foreman until he was too winded to defend himself.
“I thought of this when Democrats launched their formal bid yesterday to impeach President Donald Trump – an old friend of Ali’s with the same penchant for trash talk and hitting people who hit him even harder,” Morgan wrote in the piece published Friday.
Referring to the divided House vote to formalize procedures for the impeachment inquiry, Morgan noted Trump’s “rock-solid support from his own party” as no Republican voted in favor of the resolution and two Democrats sided with them.
Morgan reiterated that the “Ukraine scandal was not a hill the Dems should choose to die on in their battle to unseat Trump,” predicting that “it will almost certainly fail.”
He warned that “impeachment hearings could be as potentially as messy for the Democrats as it is for Trump,” noting attempts to accuse the president of quid pro quo in a July phone call with Ukraine’s president in which he is accused of withholding military aid while asking the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Trump has consistently defended himself against the claims, saying the conversation between the two leaders was “perfect” while he has consistently slammed Democrats for their “hoax” impeachment inquiry.
Trump pushes for ‘whistleblower’ to explain his fraudulent claim, spy-like deal with ‘Shifty Schiff’ https://t.co/Ok6aq7A7uX
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 2, 2019
“I don’t think this impeachment has a cat in hell’s chance of being successful, given the hyper-partisan nature of current US politics,” Morgan wrote, adding that “Democrats are reluctantly proceeding with it because they think it’s their best, perhaps only, way to stop Trump winning again in 2020.”
“But what the Democrats don’t seem to have realized, or have chosen to ignore in their self-righteous desperation to nail Trump for anything, is that a failed impeachment attempt will hugely help him get re-elected,” Morgan continued. “If zero Republicans have turned on Trump at the first hurdle in the House, why on earth should anyone expect 20 Republican senators to vote to convict him?”
In this week’s vote of 232-196 to formalize the impeachment procedures, Reps. Collin Peterson from Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew from New Jersey voted against their Democratic colleagues and sided with the GOP lawmakers.
The two Democrats who voted against the resolution were Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.) — both representing districts Trump won in 2016.
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) October 31, 2019
Morgan went on to note polls showing Americans divided on the issue of impeachment and, in “another massive problem” for Democrats, the economy continues to prosper under Trump’s policies and the president has also made good on other campaign promises as US special forces killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi days ago.
The TV host contended again that the impeachment frenzy would backfire against Democrats at a critical time leading into the 2020 election.
“That will fire up his base, demoralize his liberal opponents and on the back of a surging US economy, and successful war on terror, virtually guarantee him another win,” Morgan concluded.
“In fact, President Trump may well choose to borrow the words of his boxing idol Muhammad Ali,” he added, “and say to his fast-punching opponents: ‘That all you got, Dems?’”