New York Times historian disregards impeachment as partisan attack
New York Times best-selling historian and presidential adviser said that President Donald Trump should be considered one of America’s “greatest presidents,” disregarding the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, which will be viewed as a partisan attack similar to Russia collusion saga.
According to an excerpt from Doug Wead‘s upcoming book, Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story Of His Presidency:
“Donald Trump should easily be ranked as one of America’s great presidents.”
Wead argued that the president’s legacy wouldn’t be damaged by impeachment because he was under Democratic attack from the start.
“It is very possible that the preposterous Russian collusion story has successfully inoculated Donald Trump from any new scandals that the impeachment process can uncover,” he says.
“While Russian collusion was meant to be a knockout blow, it may, in the end, be his key to political survival,” wrote Wead, an adviser to both Bush presidencies and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.
He also notes:
“I am not saying that he won’t be impeached.”
“Rather, I am saying that impeachment will not be the scar on his legacy as it otherwise would be if it weren’t for the failed attempt to tar him with Russian collusion.”
Wead was granted exclusive access to the White House as Trump’s official biographer.
The author witnessed the workings of the Oval Office and key aides, including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
But unsurprisingly, he has been the target of several pre-publication death threats.
“Based on the remarkable economy alone, Trump has been an outstanding president.”
“Almost everything that social engineers and liberal politicians have wanted has come true for the poorest of the poor in our country and to every previous disenfranchised group of people,” he added.
“One must ask how he was able to see what every great economists in the world had missed? Was it luck? Was getting elected luck?” he continued.
“Was creating jobs luck? Was he lucky in bringing back hostages that other presidents had left languishing in foreign prisons? Was defeating ISIS so easily, just luck?”
Citing the president’s economic record, Wead wrote:
“Future historians who wipe away the dust of collective bias will see those numbers etched in stone and will be able to judge without contemporary emotion.”
“If presidents are partly ranked as strong or weak based on their personal intelligence, then surely Donald Trump’s ability to see what the greatest economists in the world could not see is an example of remarkable insight.”