Donald Trump is the US president with the lowest approval rating in seven decades. Based on an ABC News/Washington Post poll, Americans are not satisfied with Trump’s competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, his healthcare plan as well as his handling of Russia’s alleged intervention in the 2016 election. Press TV has asked Scott Bennett, a political commentator from San Francisco, and Michael Springmann, author and former diplomat from Washington, to give their thoughts on Trump’s rocky road ahead.
Scott Bennett believes that certain elements within the US establishment are seeking to push President Trump to follow their warmongering agenda.
“Many people on Capitol Hill and the media want a Cold War. They want another resurrected Russian Cold War, because they can feed on it,” he said.
According to Bennet, President Trump - not a politician himself - is being undermined by politicians in his cabinet.
The analyst proposed, “He (Trump) needs to divorce himself from fire and ... he needs to have a complete regime change in his own cabinet and be a lot more aggressive in pursuing the people of America’s agenda.”
Bennett further ruled out the possibility of Trump’s impeachment in Congress, noting that the attempt will not succeed, because opponents are lacking strong arguments and they “cannot have an impeachment of a president without high crimes and misdemeanors.”
He cautioned that a potential impeachment will backfire on Democrats, because there are many charges against Democratic leaders, which need to be addressed as well.
“So many Democrats and neoconservative Zionist elements in the Republican Party in the Congress are making this (the impeachment call) a political issue for themselves” to drum up support for their own campaigns, he argued.
According to the commentator, the propaganda campaign against the Trump administration will not bear fruit, because the American people “distrust the media.”
The Trump administration has been accused of collaborating with Russia to change the results of the US presidential vote in 2016. Moscow has dismissed all allegations of involvement in the US elections.
“There is no Russian evidence or any material that can be cited as evidence and legal complaint that Donald Trump and the Russians had any sort of collaboration in the election,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Michael Springmann, the other guest on the show, opined that the people who voted for Trump’s Democratic rival in the presidential election, Hillary Clinton, could not accept the results and they are clinging on to any pretext to call for President Trump’s removal from the Oval Office.
The opponents have no evidence for Trump’s impeachment, the analyst said, noting, “Doing things that people don’t like doesn’t accumulate to such a level that you could bring impeachment proceedings.”
He went on to say that the neocons, the militarists and the Zionists want President Trump under control and they are paving the way for future wars, which are lucrative for their arms industry.
The Democrats want the continuation of policies promoted by Hillary Clinton, ex-president Barack Obama and the Bush family. They also seek “forever wars against Arabs and Muslims,” he said.