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Academic Says, Trump's Downfall Is Kept At Bay By White Identity Politics


05/17/2017




Academic Says, Trump's Downfall Is Kept At Bay By White Identity Politics
President Donald Trump’s style of "white identity politics" should be enough to protect him from impeachment, and he has managed to bolster core support among Republican voters since his inauguration, said a professor of international politics during a television interview on Wednesday.
 
"I think President (Donald) Trump seems to be courting crises and at the moment it hasn't really damaged him in regard to the Republican core voters," Inderjeet Parmar, the head of international politics at the U.K.'s City University, said.
 
"I think that he has welded together a kind of white identity politics which is holding him up pretty strongly," Parmar added.

Trump allegedly tried to quash an FBI probe and this is among the latest in a string of accusations against the White House. The then-FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn regarding ties to Russia by the U.S. President according to the report news published that was published on Tuesday. However, the accusations have since been denied by the U.S. administration.
 
It was just a day before the latest allegation that the president reportedly disclosed highly classified information with Russian officials, another claim that the White House has also denied and about a week ago Trump had fired Comey. The latest report comes amidst such allegations against the President.
 
"Unfortunately for anybody else who wants an impeachment any time soon, the fact that the House and the Senate are solidly Republican and that Trump's name still is very popular among voters, and (in turn) has made them more popular … That suggests no major action is going to take place against Trump at the moment," Parmar said.
 
While his support among core Republican voters remains strong, ranging between 80 and 96 percent, Trump's national approval ratings currently languish at around 40 percent, Parmar pointed out.
 
Conversely, U.S. congressman and senators are finding it difficult to cope with the persistent turmoil even while Republican voters are still loyal to Trump, the City University professor explained. In the face of escalating political pressure is forcing them to consider publically disavowing Trump, the need for senators and congressman to progress with heavy legislative programs was argued by him.
 
According to GOP strategist Ana Navarro, describing the growing scandals surrounding the Trump premiership as "reaching Watergate size and scale", and one such senator is Republican John McCain.
 
Watergate refers to the demise of former president Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 after the media exposed his administration of political spying, sabotage and bribery and  is arguably the most notorious political scandal in U.S. history.
 
However, Parmar dismissed such links as "pretty tenuous".
 
"I think one of the key issues here is the Democratic Party leadership, it has failed to reflect fully, in my own view, on the defeat in November and I think to some extent this is a stick with which to beat the president," Parmar said
 
(Source:www.cnbc.com) 






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