Perez: Trump ‘the Most Dangerous President in American History’ – ‘Have to Make Sure That His Tenure Is as Short as Possible’

On Monday’s “MSNBC Live,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez argued that President Trump is “the most dangerous president in American history,” and that the only explanation he can think of for why the president acts as a “lapdog” to Vladimir Putin is “because Putin has something on him, and that, to me, is becoming clearer and clearer with every indictment, with every guilty plea.” Perez also argued that Democrats “have to make sure that his [Trump’s] tenure is as short as possible.”

Perez said, “There’s a lot of people acting like they’ve been involved in wrongdoing. And the actions of this president, whether it’s firing the former head of the FBI, whether it’s trying to pierce that brightline between the Department of Justice and the White House, so many things he’s doing. And why he continues to be Putin’s poodle, you know, he says he’s a tough guy, but he’s really Putin’s lapdog. And the only reason I can think of is because Putin has something on him, and that, to me, is becoming clearer and clearer with every indictment, with every guilty plea.”

Anchor Kasie Hunt then asked, “Do you think, based on what you know now, and all of what you just ticked through about the president being ‘Putin’s poodle,’ does that amount to an impeachable offense and should the Democratic Party hold the official position that this president should be impeached?”

Perez responded, “I think he’s the most dangerous president in American history, and not only because of his refusal to take actions against Russia. I mean, the most serious threat to the integrity of elections is Russia. I think he’s the most dangerous president in American history because he’s hurting workers, because he’s dividing America. And for me, as the head of the Democratic Party, the most important thing that I believe that I can do is to win elections, … So, I feel like my role is to make sure we are electing Democrats everywhere. He’s undeniably the most dangerous president in American history, and we have to make sure that his tenure is as short as possible.”

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