During an interview on “ABC This Week,” Schiff told host George Stephanopoulos that he believes the reelection of President Donald Trump could be detrimental to the United States. He said that the president “has to” lose to protect the “democratic institutions” of the country.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump "has to be defeated" in 2020.
"I don't think this country could survive another 4 years with a president like this who gets up every day trying to find new and inventive ways to divide us" https://t.co/P6iz1j1VA4 pic.twitter.com/UxNrNk7SIT
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 12, 2019
“[Trump’s reelection is] not going to happen. I don’t think this country could survive another 4 years with a president like this who gets up every day trying to find new and inventive ways to divide us. He doesn’t seem to understand that a fundamental aspect of his job is to try and make us a more perfect union, but that’s not at all where he’s coming from. He’s going to be defeated. He has to be defeated because I don’t know how much more our democratic institutions can take of this kind of attack on the rule of law.”
While Schiff may think Trump is detrimental to the United States, the president’s record doesn’t seem to show it.
Under President Trump, the economy is thriving. Nearly every subset of the economy — including women, veterans, Hispanic Americans, and Black Americans — have witnessed historically low unemployment rates. The average wages for these workers has also increased.
With the Opportunity Zone project, the Trump administration has ensured that the economic successes the United States are seeing at-large are witnessed in low-income, inner-city neighborhoods, as well.
Outside of the economy, President Trump has taken steps to ensure that America is a more just country by passing prison reforms to help non-violent criminals spend less time behind bars and have a smooth re-entry into society.
It looks as though America might survive the first four years of the Trump administration. It’s unclear why Schiff doesn’t think it couldn’t survive four more.