LOS ANGELES – US billionaire Tom Steyer of California kicked off an online and TV advertising campaign against President Donald Trump Friday, calling for people to write letters to Congress members for the president’s impeachment.
In a one-minute-long video ad posted on Youtube, Steyer calmly listed the reasons why the president should be impeached including “brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that reported the truth.”
Steyer also blamed the members of Congress in the ad, saying that “people in Congress and his own administration know this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, and they do nothing.”
So Steyer called on people who viewed the ad, which was paid by himself for USD 10 million, to raise voices together to tell their members of Congress that they had the moral responsibility to “stop doing political, start to doing right.”
Steyer, the former hedge-fund manager, at the same time launched a website in order to collect signatures for the petition.
On the website, Steyer wrote an open letter to “elected official,” saying “I am asking you today to make public your position on the impeachment of Donald Trump and to urge your federal representatives to remove him from office at once.”
Steyer is a leading Democratic activist and fundraiser.
The 60-year-old billionaire became one of Barack Obama’s most prolific fundraisers in 2012 and was reported to have contributed more than USD87 million in funds exclusively to liberal candidates during the 2016 election cycle.