Trump blasts ‘wacky & totally unhinged’ Tom Steyer after impeachment ad campaign
President Donald Trump blasted Tom Steyer on Friday, calling the Democratic megadonor “wacky” and “totally unhinged.”
“Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
Steyer, a California billionaire activist, is launching a $10 million national ad campaign calling for the president’s impeachment. The 60-second TV spot began running last week, according to Forbes.
The ad played Friday morning on “Fox & Friends,” likely catching the president’s eye.
Steyer opens the ad narrating over clips of the president and a shot of North Korea. He says that Trump has brought the U.S. “to the brink of nuclear war” with North Korea and is “accused of obstructing justice” with his May firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and “of violating the Constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth.”
“If that isn’t the case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?” says Steyer, speaking directly into the camera and identified onscreen as an “American Citizen.” “I’m Tom Steyer, and, like you, I’m a citizen who knows it’s up to us to do something. It’s why I’m funding this effort to raise our voices together and demand that elected officials take a stand on impeachment.”
Steyer adds that a Republican-led Congress “once impeached a president for far less, yet today people in Congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who’s mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, and they do nothing.”
He asks Americans to join him and tell their member of Congress “they have a moral responsibility to stop doing what’s political and start doing what’s right.”
“Our country depends on it,” he warns.
The ad encourages viewers to sign a petition at NeedToImpeach.com.
Steyer responded to Trump’s barbs on the president’s preferred platform, tweeting that Trump is “right about one thing.”
“I have been fighting your racism and corporate groveling from the beginning — and always will,” said Steyer, who called on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “to take a stand” in subsequent tweets. “Americans deserve much better. Americans across the board know you’re a danger to the people of this country.”
Immediately after tweeting about Steyer earlier Friday morning, Trump thanked Fox News’ morning show for its coverage.
“Thank you @foxandfriends,” Trump said, one minute after his tweet about Steyer. “Really great job and show!”