How Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the ‘civil war’ in Democratic Party will help Trump’s easy win - Piers Morgan

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‘Nobody likes him,’ rages in a new documentary film. ‘Nobody wants to work with him. He gets nothing done.’

She expanded on her vicious personal attack in an interview with: ‘It’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters….and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.’

She concluded: ‘I think people need to pay attention because we want, hopefully, to elect a president who’s going to try to bring us together and not either turn a blind eye, or actually reward the kind of insulting, attacking, degrading behavior that we’ve seen… it’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.’


Even by Hillary’s standards, this was a savage assault on a man she clearly believes is an absolute disgrace and shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House.


In fact, it’s hard to imagine a more withering anti-endorsement and I imagine it may well end up being used in 2020 Election attack ads.

There’s just one problem…

She wasn’t talking, as you may have assumed, about Donald Trump.

She was talking about Bernie Sanders, a fellow Democrat and the man who is now leading the polls to be the party’s official nominee.

It’s hard to imagine a more glorious bone for President Trump to delightedly gnaw on with his KFC as he flies back home today from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Here’s the last Democrat he faced – and beat - in an election ripping apart someone who may be the next one, in language so harsh it makes even Trump look like a linguistic choirboy.

And Hillary’s brutal takedown of Bernie comes just days after millions of TV viewers watched another presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, furiously harangue him at the end of a CNN debate for saying she lied about her claim that he told her no woman could be elected president.

It’s staggering to see the Democrats eat each other alive like this at the start of Election year.

But then this is a party that seems to specialize in acts of spectacular self-harm.


Take Trump’s Impeachment trial that’s just begun in the Senate.

It’s already descended into such a pathetic, petty, partisan farce that Chief Justice John Roberts had to warn both sides to stop behaving like squabbling children as they branded each other traitors and liars in unedifying late-night slanging matches.

Yet what is the point of it at all?

Everyone already knows the verdict: ‘Not guilty.’

At some time in the next two weeks, Trump’s going to be acquitted by a Republican majority Senate that has absolutely zero intention of bowing to what they see as a purely political attempt to unseat their President.

So, this is all a complete waste of time.

But worse than that, from a Democrat perspective, it’s going to hand their sworn enemy a gigantic vote-boosting win political victory just as they move into caucus game mode for the 2020 election.

I can see Trump now, right after the Senate announces its verdict, making a celebratory speech from the Oval Office.

He’ll brand the whole thing a ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘fake news’, and point to it as further ‘evidence’ that he is the most unfairly attacked president in history.


Now, none of this will have anything to do with the reality which is that Trump behaved very badly over the Ukraine scandal.

As I’ve said many times, his conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky was a stupendously dumb thing to do, especially coming so soon after he was cleared by Special Counsel Mueller of colluding with Russia to fix the 2016 Election.

For the President of the United States to ask a foreign leader to investigate his main domestic political opponent, Joe Biden, was unquestionably an abuse of his power.

But I’ve never felt it reached the very high bar for impeachment, which requires one of these four criteria: ‘Treason, Bribery or other high crimes and Misdemeanors.’

Not least because what Trump is accused of doing – denying Ukraine $400 million in military US aid unless it formally investigated Joe Biden for alleged corruption while he was Vice-President – never actually happened.


The aid WAS given, albeit later than originally intended, and NO such investigation into Biden was ever launched.

So, if there was any kind of ‘quid pro quo’ deal, it never materialized.

But even without the fire, there’s enough grubby smoke blowing around Trump’s actions to warrant a firm reprimand.

That, though, is all it should have been.

For the Democrats to pursue an impeachment they know they can’t win is mind-blowingly stupid politics.

And they will find out just how mind-blowing when Trump embarks on his lengthy victory tour and rubs their noses in it.

The President will be sitting on Air Force One now, basking in the joyous double whammy of his opponents destroying each other, and severely damaging their election hopes with a D.O.A. impeachment.

He’ll be even more emboldened by what happened in Davos, where the undeniably strong performance of the U.S. economy, including record job numbers and stock market highs, was met with widespread approval and admiration by a crowd who in previous years have been rather sniffy towards all things Trump.

Ironically, it was a Ukranian oligarch and politician who best summed up the mood of many delegates to Trump’s claim that America was experiencing an ‘economic boom’ that was ‘nothing short of spectacular'.