Trump Calls Dem Mega-Donor Tom Steyer ‘Wacky’ And ‘Totally Unhinged’

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Iran policy from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Democrat donor Tom Steyer’s $10 million impeachment campaign is getting under President Donald Trump’s skin.

Steyer’s one-minute advertisement — which asks voters to call Congress about filing articles of impeachment — has aired on cable news multiple times a day for the past week, including “Fox and Friends,” Trump’s favorite show.

That’s likely where the President saw the advertisement. He tweeted “Thank you @foxandfriends. Really great job and show!” just minutes after he criticized Steyer, calling the California billionaire activist “wacky” and “totally unhinged.”

Trump’s claim that Steyer “never wins elections” isn’t totally unfounded. The former hedge fund manager spent more than $70 million in support of Democrats in the 2014 election cycle with little success. He gave $80 million-plus to Democrats in 2016, according to The Atlantic. Steyer has said he’s not ruling out a 2020 presidential run or a 2018 California gubernatorial bid, but he claims the new advertisement is a just a way to raise awareness, not gain publicity.

In the video, Steyer outlines all of Trump’s “dangerous” moves as President thus far, and said that a Republican Congress “once impeached a President for far less.”

“Yet today people in Congress and his own administration know that this President is a clear and present danger who’s mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, and they do nothing,” he said.

Watch the advertisement below:

 

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