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Steve Forbes: Democratic Congress Will Try to 'Destroy Trump'

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By    |   Sunday, 30 September 2018 02:34 PM EDT

Forbes magazine owner Steve Forbes warns that if Democrats regain control of the House and Senate in the November midterm elections, they will try to try to "destroy" President Donald Trump.

Watching the Republicans lose their majorities in Congress won't just unravel all of Trump's accomplishments from the past two years, it will lead to an attempt to impeach him merely on the grounds Democrats "don't like him, " Forbes warned "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y.

"You're going to see countless investigations into the president and his businesses," Forbes told host John Catsimatidis. "They're going to try to destroy him. They will at some point push for impeachment, even though they haven't found, yet found, anything on which to impeach him," Forbes predicted.

"Saying they don't like him is not an impeachable offense, the last I looked," the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media explained.

Forbes also painted a bleak picture of America's economy if Democrats win in November,  saying a Republican loss is going to bring on the "Grinch who Stole Christmas."

"It's going to be disruptive," said Forbes, a Republican candidate in the 1996 and 2000 presidential primaries. "You're not going to get a tax bill. They're going to try to disrupt deregulation, which has helped the American economy so much. And they'll try to raise taxes," Forbes said.

"So, if you've enjoyed a tax cut, forget it. They will be the Grinch that stole Christmas. They'll be a Scrooge taking the stocking away. The bad Scrooge."

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Holding just a 51-40 majority, Republicans in the Senate look like they will not get the 60 votes needed to pass "Tax Reform 2.0," which makes the individual tax cuts permanent, Forbes concluded. A GOP victory, though, might deliver another Christmas present to Americans on tax cuts.

"We're not going to get an agreement before November," he said. "That's going to be a tough one.

". . . Hopefully, if the Republicans win, we can have another Christmas present for the American people."

For his part, Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections, Reuters reported.

At a West Virginia rally, Trump did not say a word about the testimony of university professor Christine Blasey Ford who detailed her sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh at an extraordinary hearing on Thursday.

After that hearing, Trump bowed to pressure from moderate Senate Republicans and ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to further investigate.

Trump told supporters, who packed a hockey rink to the rafters for a raucous and freewheeling speech, that the delay showed why they need to vote against “mean and nasty and untruthful” Democrats in the Nov. 6 midterms.

Trump was campaigning in a state he won by more than 40 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election to try to boost support for Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, who is trailing in polls behind Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.

Manchin is one of a handful of senators seen as key swing votes on Kavanaugh’s appointment.

It was the first of five rallies for Trump this week to energize supporters and volunteers ahead of Nov. 6 congressional elections, where Republicans are at risk of losing control of Congress.

“A lot of what we’ve done - some people could say all of what we’ve done - is at stake in November,” Trump said, urging supporters to get involved.

“We are just five weeks away from one of the most important congressional elections in our lifetimes,” he said.

Kavanaugh’s troubled confirmation has disappointed conservative voters and energized Democrats.

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Forbes magazine owner Steve Forbes warns that if Democrats regain control of the House and Senate in the November midterm elections, they will try to try to "destroy" President Donald Trump.
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Sunday, 30 September 2018 02:34 PM
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