Inside Story

What happens now after Donald Trump’s impeachment trial?

US leader’s approval rating at record high of 49 percent as he is acquitted of abusing power and obstructing Congress

US President Donald Trump has celebrated what he called “victory on the impeachment hoax” at the end of his trial in the United States Senate.

Trump was charged with abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate rival Joe Biden, then obstructing a Congressional investigation into what happened.

Neither articles of impeachment received enough votes to remove Trump from office.

Stock markets in Asia and Europe rose after Trump’s acquittal. And his approval rating is at a record high of 49 percent.

What does a strengthened Trump mean for the US and the rest of the world?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Sahar Aziz – professor of Law at Rutgers University

Theresa Fallon – director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies in Brussels

Jason Stanley – professor of philosophy, Yale University and author of How Fascism Works