Apparently, running one of his “impeach Trump” ads during game five of the World Series didn’t provide billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer enough exposure.
As we’ve previously reported, the unhinged billionaire’s ad campaign demonstrates a shocking lack of self-awareness. In the video, Steyer bills himself as an “American Citizen” and ticks off exaggerated claims about Trump, including accusing him of being “mentally unstable” and a “clear and present danger” to the American people.
He then pleads with members of Congress to circumvent the Democratic process and impeach the president for a series of vaguely defined violations.
As if to underscore its ridiculous claims, a weepy string quartet plays throughout the video, in case viewers couldn’t grasp the gravity of the threat that Trump represents.
Now – just in time for New Years Eve and the rest of the busy holiday season – Steyer is plastering “impeach Trump” billboards in New York City’s Times Square. The digital billboards will flash Steyer’s message to passers-by for 10 minutes out of the hour.
The billboards direct viewers to a petition that Steyer started encouraging Republican members of Congress to join the push to impeach Trump.
For 10 minutes out of every hour through to New Year’s Eve, billboards on Times Square will direct passers-by to a website where they can sign a petition calling for US President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Over 350,000 people walk across Times Square each day, one of the busiest pedestrian zones in the world. It will only get busier on New Year’s Eve, when up to a million people will go to watch the countdown. They might also catch a glimpse of the billboards paid for by billionaire Democratic Party donor Tom Steyer. The billboards direct their viewers to Steyer’s website, needtoimpeach.com, where they can sign a petition asking Congress to take action against the Commander-in-Chief.
“We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer, who put $20 million toward the campaign, told Bloomberg on Monday. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.”
Steyer is former hedge fund manager who has championed environmentalist causes like fighting climate change. Since launching his “impeach Trump” campaign, the petition has garnered nearly 3 million signatures. While it might seem large out of context, it’s a tiny fraction of the nearly 50 million Americans who voted for Trump.
The financier has persisted with his campaign despite pleas from senior Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi to end it. Pelosi and other top Dems have reportedly told Steyer that they consider his campaign a distraction from the party’s overall political strategy.
Meanwhile, progressive Democrats in the House have introduced articles of impeachment against Trump for the fourth time – a decision that has also drawn the ire of Pelosi, who can’t afford another poor showing in the 2018 mid-term elections. In the articles of impeachment, the Democrats listed five acts – including firing former FBI Director James Comey – that should qualify him for impeachment.
Opponents of Trump’s controversial presidency have long called for his impeachment, accusing him of colluding with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election campaign, among other things. However, despite an avalanche of leaks seemingly orchestrated to discredit the president, no clear or definitive evidence of collusion – which isn’t a crime in and of itself - has been found.
Trump famously lashed out at Steyer on Twitter last month, calling him “whacky” 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2017