Axelrod Advises Against Talk of ‘Removing’ Trump from Office: ‘Opening a Pandora’s Box’


As cries for President Donald Trump‘s impeachment and removal from office escalate, former Obama adviser David Axelrod says not so fast.

On The Situation Room earlier tonight, Axelrod voiced his concerns on calls for removing Trump from office:

“I think we have to be very, very careful when we have these discussions because we have a system, a constitutional system, and if people get a sense that there is some extraordinary measure that’s going to be taken to affect what they would view as a bloodless coup––remember, a third of the country supports this president. That’s a very dangerous road to go down. If you ever did go down that road, you’re opening a Pandora’s box that will never end. So I was a little nervous about General Clapper’s comments, even as I took them as a very, very serious admonition.”

These concerns arose in response to former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper claimed Trump may be “looking for a way out,” while also questioning “his fitness to be in this office.”

Aside from his request to pump the breaks on impeachment talk, Axelrod lambasted the president on all other fronts, saying, “What’s most disturbing, and [Clapper] summed it up in his comments last night, is the worse things go for the president, the worse he seems to get…. We’re seeing it now. The more he feels embattled, the more he lashes out and creates greater problems.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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