If the annals of history eventually report that Donald J. Trump narrowly avoided being removed from office, the reason why he was able to avoid that fate has barely been commented on, despite the fact that it is laying in plain sight.
As usual, at the time Trump took that action, liberals and progressives crowed about how stupid, impulsive, or ignorant Trump was to have taken the step that likely saved his presidency.
What was it?
The release of the ‘transcript’, better referred to as the call notes.
In order to fully appreciate how brilliant Trump was at the time to release the call notes, one has to alter history, and fully play out what would have happened had he not done so.
Without a doubt, those same call notes would have been seen as the smoking gun in this matter. As such, there would have been no way for Trump to pretend that he thought it was a “perfect call”.
Furthermore, if witnesses later testified that they were on the call and could verify its authenticity, it would have been a re-exploding smoking gun supernova.
Trump, a master of media manipulation for many years in New York, knew that this very testimony would have been seen as inescapably damning if it had not been released by the White House, and took action.
It was a characteristically brilliant move. Trump may be out of touch with reality, but it is liberals and progressives who seem unable to shake their own delusion that Trump is a fool. And, as usual, upon White House release of the call notes, liberals and progressives were too busy feeling superior to Trump and underestimating him to see what was occurring right before their eyes.