Now that he’s aware of the fact that he may well be impeached for his actions in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump is ominously warning that such a move could lead to a revolution in the United States.
As part of an Oval Office interview he gave to Reuters, Trump was asked if he’s concerned that impeachment might be in the cards as soon as Democrats take control of the House in January. The president replied:
“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country.
“I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”
Trump’s comments come less than a week after sentencing documents were filed in regard to his former attorney, Michael Cohen. As part of a plea agreement he made with prosecutors, Cohen maintains that Trump instructed him to pay hush money to two women who say they had an extramarital affair with him.
Asked if he had discussed possibly violating campaign finance laws — a felony — with Cohen, Trump responded:
“Michael Cohen is a lawyer. I assume he would know what he’s doing.
“Number one, it wasn’t a campaign contribution. If it were, it’s only civil, and even if it’s only civil, there was no violation based on what we did. OK?”
Minutes later, Trump began tossing out charges against his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton:
“I haven’t heard this, but I can only tell you this: Hillary Clinton – her husband got money, she got money, she paid money, why doesn’t somebody talk about that?”
As is often the case with Trump, he didn’t give any specifics of his allegations and also did not provide any evidence of his allegation.
When questioned about the ongoing trade and tariff war with China, the president said he believes he can reach a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping:
“They’re buying tremendous amounts of soybeans. They’re back in the market … I just heard today that they’re buying tremendous amounts of soybeans. They are starting, just starting now.
“We’ll probably have another meeting. And maybe a meeting of the top people on both sides. If it’s necessary, I’ll have another meeting with President Xi, who I like a lot and get along with very well.”
Asked if he thinks he’ll be able to work with Congressional Democrats, Trump commented:
“We’re going to go down one of two tracks. We’re either going to start the campaign and they’re going to do presidential harassment. Or we’re going to get tremendous amounts of legislation passed working together. There’s not a third track. We’re not going to do both.”
Based on the meeting Trump held Tuesday with incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) it seems unlikely that this president will getting much done over the next two years, provided he’s not removed from office long before 2020.
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