This was a bad day for Trump

But it might be a worse day for America

Watch this video by Chris Cuomo where he explains what took place on Tuesday the 21st of August.


Washington was only beginning to wrestle with the enormity of Trump’s former campaign chairman being convicted when an even more stunning scene unfolded in New York.
Cohen did not just plead guilty to eight counts of tax and bank fraud and campaign finance violations. He also fed his grudge against Trump and his belief that he had been hung out to dry by throwing his old mentor under a bus.
He testified that he made payments to hush former porn star Stormy Daniels and had urged the National Enquirer to make a similar payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said they had had affairs with Trump, in the run-up to the 2016 election “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.”
The impersonal language could not disguise the grave impact of his words — especially since Trump had previously told the American people he knew nothing about such payments.
Effectively, Cohen was accusing the President of the United States of being a fellow crook.

Why it might be a bad day for the President is obvious, but what if his supporters still stand by him? What does this mean? When Trump was talking to his supporters after the news was known,  “not a boo in the house”. What does that tell us? All the millions of people who support him need to agree on certain facts like; fraud and felonies surrounding and involving a president. Those are bad things! If we don’t see that then our truth has been politicized. Source: Chirs Cuomo.

Lesson plan

Watch the clip and discuss in class. What does this mean? Has the political landscape in the US changed? Can a president do whatever he wants?

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