Go ahead, Democrats: make my day.
That was the essence of Willie Geist imagining President Trump's take on the prospect of Dems, with their new House majority, opening an impeachment investigation of him.
Speaking on today's Morning Joe, Geist said that Trump "would like nothing more" than an impeachment probe, because it would be:
"the Kavanaugh situation multiplied times a thousand, which is Democratic overreach, and Donald Trump looks like the victim in the whole thing. He does not mind an impeachment investigation."
Geist described his theory as "counterintuitive," but it actually makes perfect sense. Imagine the spectacle of frothing Dems at House hearings, of rabid Dem members fighting for TV time to air their overwrought accusations. What better thing to ramp up the Republican base?
As Willie said, this would be Kavanaugh times 1,000. And as most concur this morning, it was the Kavanaugh hearings that were largely responsible for galvanizing the GOP, leading to an expansion of the Republican Senate majority. Imagine what that spectacle, times 1,000, would do to create a wave of broken-glass Republicans in 2020.
WILLIE GEIST: Here's a counterintuitive thought: President Trump would like nothing more than an impeachment investigation. Because it's not going anywhere in the Senate, it's dead, it's a Republican-controlled Senate. And it's the Kavanaugh situation multiplied times a thousand, which is Democratic overreach, and Donald Trump looks like the victim in the whole thing. He does not mind an impeachment investigation.
Check out Mika Brzezinski's epic sigh as Joe Scarborough points out that all the Dem heartthrobs lost.