“I think an impeachment [conviction] would make him even more powerful,” she says.
President Trump has only gained influence and political support since his departure from the White House, according to a Politico reporter.
Politico reporter Tara Palmeri explained that after visiting Wyoming, she found the political reality on the ground totally contradicts the assumption in Washington D.C. that Trump’s power has diminished.
“A lot of people said they aren’t really Republicans, that, like, they’re for Trump. That’s it,” Tara Palmeri warned during a Friday appearance on MSNBC. “I think the base is getting stronger, truly. I think an impeachment would make him even more powerful — a conviction, is what I mean.”
“People don’t want to hear anything against Trump. Actually, the more he stays out of the media, the more that he becomes this martyr, this looming figure over the GOP.”
Palmeri then described the political disconnect between Middle America and Washington D.C., where many people believed election was stolen, that COVID was a scam, and that the Capitol riot was spearheaded by Antifa agitators.
“I hate that they’re so distrustful,” Palmeri lamented. “It feels like another world but that’s what’s on the ground and I don’t think that we can ignore it and I’m really happy that I went out there and saw it because I think that there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country.”
Palmeri admitted that Trump is far more popular than other Republican leaders in the Cowboy State, including Rep. Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump in the house last month.
“I actually went out of my way to try to find someone who would defend her and I really could not,” she said. “She didn’t have that much name recognition, considering she’s a Cheney…I mean, I said her name at a hardware store, and someone shouted a threat.”