Sam Donaldson Shows How Quickly Senate GOP Could Turn On Trump If He’s Impeached

Sam Donaldson isn’t buying into the notion that a Republican-controlled Senate would never vote to convict President Donald Trump if he’s impeached. 

While few GOP lawmakers have shown any indication of abandoning the president, the longtime TV journalist told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that could change in a hurry ― in one set of circumstances. If polls keep trending toward impeachment, Trump won’t be able to count on Senate Republicans to save him, he said. 

“If it continues to rise, Mitch McConnell will throw him over,” Donaldson said in comments posted online by Mediaite. “These Republicans will suddenly decide, ‘We’ve been conned! How could we be fooled?’”

Donaldson also offered some advice for journalists covering Trump: