Rep. Eric Swalwell takes a pass on coffee at Trump Tower, hilarity ensues

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) tried to own President Trump while walking past Trump Tower in New York but it quickly backfired. Walking in the snow, Swalwell played a brave #Resistance kind of guy in search of coffee and stopped on the street to take a selfie while declaring he wasn’t going into Trump Tower for coffee. Social media pounced.

The guy is in Manhattan. There are a bazillion coffee shops open for him to purchase a cup of coffee. He just thought it was cool to make the point that he wasn’t going to go to the nearest one if you believe his claim, that was in Trump Tower. Because, Trump, or something. The guy literally beclowned himself just because he was triggered by the sight of the name Trump. Boy, oh, boy. We have some beauties in Congress.

“Swalwell later froze to death as slowly he came to the realization that most of NYC’s cafes are run by a rival presidential candidate,” one user wrote, referring to former Starbucks CEO and independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz.

Nate Silver even provided a map for the out-of-towner.

And this response. Did I mention Swalwell got over 25,000 responses to his silly selfie?

Swalwell is about to jump into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, you see. He’s not exactly a household name but he’s hoping to boost his profile by being a Trump critic and he’s frequently a guest on Fox News shows. He is especially firmly committed to the Russia collusion narrative.

In his roles on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, Swalwell has become a leading antagonist of the Trump administration on alleged collusion between the campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. The former county prosecutor makes frequent appearances on cable news to discuss the subject.

Wait. There’s a recent tweet for that, too. Eric is concerned that Trump will end the Mueller investigation before its work is done. Trump has stated over and over again that he will not stop the investigation but, never mind. Now he’s added the bonus threat of “there will be hell to pay” if it happens.

What exactly does that mean, anyway? What does a back bencher in the House think he could do to bring “hell” upon the President of the United States?

So, off ot Iowa it is. Swalwell is 38 years old and ready to be President. He claims Iowa as his state of birth and is back there this weekend. He even helped a woman out who was having car trouble in the snow. He just happened to be traveling with a camera crew in tow.

The Californian told the Register Thursday that the incident occurred in Des Moines, near Fleur Drive. Swalwell said he was headed through Des Moines to Iowa City when his team spotted the woman having trouble with her vehicle, so they stopped to help out.

Swalwell, who was born in Sac City, Iowa, said the moment reminded him of a time when he, his mom and his little brother got stuck in the Iowa snow and had to wait for help to come.

“It was a very Iowa experience for me,” he said.

After helping others push the woman’s car from the snow, the video shows Swalwell saying what appears to be, “I’m Eric Swalwell. I’m running for president.”

He said he was introducing himself and explaining to the woman why he had a camera crew with him.

“(We were) making her feel better that our camera crew was not there to catch her at a time in distress,” he said.

What a guy, huh? So, will he use the foootage in the Iowa snow in his presidential bid announcement video? He says he’s still pondering a run. He and his wife, who works full-time, have to figure out logistics on caring for their two sons.He’s been to Iowa at least 16 times since 2017, though, so there’s that.

I think he’ll run. Why not? There’s still room on the debate stage.