Trump's unprecedented impeachment has been dismissed as a 'legal tragedy'

Democrats have given Former President Donald Trump Polls show a majority of voters backing the current 2024 GOP front-runner with criminal charges and an unintended political boost, a veteran political analyst and strategist said Monday.

Craig Keshian, who served as a White House commentator during the Reagan administration, said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that “there’s a bond and it’s growing in popularity among Americans who are abused by the government.”

“We have seen this clearly. Very briefly from [Bill] Clinton’s case. Clinton was on the rocks for a good chunk of that presidency. When the Republicans started rallying against him, it ultimately worked to his advantage…so we’re seeing this as an example of his general theory. But they don’t like to be abused. That’s where the difference lies and Trump has now taken advantage of that.

Impeachment gives Trump a political boost, but some GOP operatives wonder how long it can last

Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in an investigation into hush money paid to sex film star Stormy Daniels on April 3, 2023 in New York City, USA on April 3, 2023.

Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in an investigation into hush money paid to sex film star Stormy Daniels on April 3, 2023 in New York City, USA on April 3, 2023. (Reuters/Gina Moon)

Trump and 7 million dollars in fundraising As of last Thursday, he became the first in US history to be convicted of a crime after a former president.

Trump, who announced his third bid for the White House in November, has maintained his position as the frontrunner in the polls as his campaign contributions have poured in. Race for the GOP nomination. And the leadership of the rest of the field has increased in the last two weeks, the charge was looming.

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Former President Donald Trump walks into Trump Tower in New York on Monday, April 3, 2023.  Trump in 2016  He was scheduled to appear in court the next day on charges of embezzling money during his 2016 election campaign.

Former President Donald Trump walks into Trump Tower in New York on Monday, April 3, 2023. Trump in 2016 He was scheduled to appear in court the next day on charges of embezzling money during his 2016 election campaign. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Keshishian said, “The main thing here is that PR is like an oxygen fire for Trump. So they may have given him the kiss of life.” “We’re seeing this in the polling numbers my dear colleagues … where there’s been a significant increase in Republican respondents who now sympathize with Trump because of this impeachment.”

Citing two polls that surveyed voters after the impeachment, Keshian said 50% of respondents were “more drawn to and sympathetic to Trump than they were before.”

“What’s more surprising, and I look at those numbers as one of Reagan’s former voters, they are honest. The number of respondents is high. These are two legitimate choices,” he said. “What really surprises me is the Republican women who are rallying around Trump as we speak. So Democrats, watch out. If they want it so bad, they might get something. I’m afraid there might be something. With the controversy here.”

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Former President Donald Trump walks into Trump Tower in New York, Monday, April 3, 2023. Trump is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday on charges related to payments he made during his 2016 election campaign.

Former President Donald Trump walks into Trump Tower in New York, Monday, April 3, 2023. Trump is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday on charges related to payments he made during his 2016 election campaign. (AP Photo/Brian Woolston)

Darron Shaw, a GOP pollster who conducted Fox News polls with Democrat Chris Anderson, similarly said the impeachment news last week.It helped Trump quite a bit. Among Republican primary voters, GOP primary voters see the issue as politically motivated, and that renews the sense that Trump is still fighting forces they see as corrupt and out of control.

Trump in 2016 The former president has denied sleeping with Daniels and falsifying business records to hide the payments.

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