Trump Hits Back on Impeachment Talk

Claims 'most successful first two years of any president'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2019 11:21 AM CST
President Trump listens to members of the Border Patrol speak about border security Thursday Jan. 3, 2019, during a surprise appearance in the briefing room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – "[I've] done nothing wrong," was President Trump's response to impeachment talk that made headlines on the first day of a new Congress Thursday. Calling himself "the most popular Republican in party history," Trump brushed off the idea of impeachment as ridiculous in Friday tweets, per Politico. "How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president," he wrote.

"They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!" Trump continued. He also referenced the "disruption" in financial markets, blaming it on the Democrats' takeover of the House. But "things will settle down," he said. The president's comments came after Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib was recorded saying "we're gonna go in there and impeach the motherf---er." (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged Democrats to avoid such talk, though, when questioned, she said it seemed possible for a sitting president to be indicted.)

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