The Democrats need a full-proof plan to remove Trump in 2020

Theresa May was right to criticise Donald Trump for his far-right retweets.

In the run up to Donald Trump’s nomination, his election, and even his inauguration, the prospect of a Trump presidency felt like a twisted nightmare that could never crawl its way into our reality and infect every hour of every news cycle.

But here we are.

Donald Trump has said and done some outrageous things since taking office. Many Democrats, political commentators and moderate Republicans thought – or rather hoped with all their might that the president would tone down his rhetoric and actions once entering the White House, but no, his presidency has been exactly what should have been expected from the outset.

The latest Trump incident was the retweeting of videos from the account of the far-right's Britain First’s deputy leader.

According to CNBC, following criticism that much of the content of the videos, which talk about the so-called threat of “islamisation” of the UK, is actually “false or misleading”, the White House’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared that:

“The threat is real, what the president is talking about, the need for national security and military spending, those are very real things, there's nothing fake about that."

This is astounding. The United States of America’s administration is backing fake news posted by a far-right, anti-Islam group. The only words in the tweets accompanying the video were: “VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!”, “VIDEO Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!” and “VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!” The language used is clearly designed to promote division, and it’s just heart-breaking to watch America’s president share these videos.

Following Trump’s video shares, UK Prime Minister Theresa May criticised his actions, as reported by the Guardian, prompting the US president to hit back on Twitter.

Donald Trump’s administration is everything we should have expected, and the out of office the is gone the better. On the one hand, right now he is a buffer between the more statesman-like, yet perhaps even more regressive Mike Pence. Forcing an impeachment could make things worse.

If Donald Trump survives his first full term he will likely be the Republicans’ 2020 candidate, but a united challenge from the moderate wing of his party could see an end to his next presidential bid.

On the other side of the political aisle, the Democrats could have some interesting choices to make. In 2016, the split was between the more radical Bernie Sanders and the classic establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.

Sanders gained unprecedented levels of support, and if he were five years younger, he would probably be viewed as the definite favourite to clinch the nomination in three years’ time.