Trump impeachment chances: Moron edition.

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Morons

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Morons

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Oct. 4 2017 8:38 PM

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Morons

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Donald Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Wednesday.

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The Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by being impeached (and convicted) or by resigning under threat of same.

First NBC reported that, in July, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to Donald Trump—the president of America—as a "moron" in the presence of of a number of other administration officials.

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Then the secretary of state held a press conference at which he described the president as "smart" but did not specifically deny having ever referred to the president a moron.

Then CNN said it had confirmed on its own that the secretary of state did, in fact, refer to the president as a moron.

Then a State Department spokesman specifically denied that the secretary of state had, or ever would, refer to the president as a moron.

Finally, less than an hour ago, CBS weighed in with its own confirmation that the secretary of state did refer to the president as a moron, adding that the president has been aware of this fact for some time.

And that's how the Trump administration spent its Wednesday. Statesmanship!

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