Robert Reich explains why Trump may finally be 'politically dead'

Robert Reich explains why Trump may finally be 'politically dead'
Economist Robert Reich speaking at the Santa Rosa Unitarian Church in Santa Rosa, California on February 25, 2013, Wikimedia Commons

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich believes former President Donald Trump's political career may finally be reaching its demise and now he's also explaining why.

In wake of the end of the first Congressional term after Trump's presidency, Reich is asking one question in particular.

"As Congress ends its first post-Trump term, the biggest political question hanging over America is: when will the Republican party finally reach its anti-Trump tipping point – when a majority of Republican lawmakers disavow him?" Reich asked.

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Based on the latest developments, Reich insists, "it looks like the tipping point is near but the party remains under Trump’s thumb."

Reich went on to point out the signs that suggest Trump's reign is coming to a screeching halt. Noting the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, he wrote, "Democrats defied almost all doomsday prophecies as well as the historic pattern of sitting presidents’ parties losing midterms. Why? In large part because so many voters fear and loathe the former president."

He added, "Nearly as many viewed the midterms as a referendum on Trump as who saw it as a referendum on Joe Biden. As Mitch McConnell explained, swing voters 'were frightened' by the Trump-induced Republican rhetoric, 'so they pulled back.'"

According to Reich, this is only the beginning of the end. "It’s only going to get worse for Trump," he predicted.

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"His business has been found guilty of criminal fraud," he wrote. "Investigators have found more classified documents in a storage unit near Mar-a-Lago. A criminal case is pending in Georgia. The January 6 committee is likely to make a criminal referral to the justice department, whose special counsel is already building a criminal case against him. Several leaders of the January 6 attack have already been convicted of seditious conspiracy."

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