Mary Trump Calls For Impeachment Now

With a doctorate in psychology and having grown up in her uncle’s family, Mary Trump has an informed and educated opinion of what the country should do moving forward in the wake of Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol: impeach Donald Trump now and remove him from office.

Speaking with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Mary Trump commented on the video released late yesterday by the White House. In it the president’s deliberate reading of the words on the teleprompter is devoid of any emotion and is akin to a hostage video in which the subject under duress dutifully says what’s written just to survive. It’s a far cry from the video Trump put out Wednesday night, as law enforcement was trying to clear the domestic terrorists from the Capitol, in which he went off script and told his followers that it was “time to go home,” you’re very special,” and “we love you.”

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“I think somebody was able to get through to him and convince him that even if it’s only performative, he needed to do something to mitigate the damage he caused ― only to himself, of course, because that’s all he cares about,” Mary Trump said. “But of course, it was purely performative. There was not any truth in it at all, and if you listen carefully, he doesn’t actually concede the election.

“There’s no reason to take that video seriously, there’s no reason to give him any credit for it, there is no reason at all to believe that it means that he’s going to change going forward,” she added. “We’re still looking at a very difficult, potentially dangerous 12 days, and it certainly shouldn’t do anything to let him off the hook. If he’s not impeached and removed from office, we’re in serious trouble.”

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