In the pre-dawn darkness of 5:50 a.m., the president returned to a cherished topic: himself and what he sees as history-making success in the Oval Office
President Donald Trump went on the defensive (again) on Wednesday in (another) early-morning Twitter spree after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said he was not “worth” impeachment proceedings unless the evidence against him was “overwhelming and bipartisan.”
In the pre-dawn darkness of 5:50 a.m., the president, 72, returned to a cherished topic: himself and what he sees as his history-making success in the Oval Office.
He characteristically ignored any unfavorable facts of his administration, such as the various guilty pleas and indictments against former Trump officials and campaign workers as Robert Mueller investigates allegations of collusion between him and Russia.
“I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong, the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes!” Trump wrote.
He continued, rhetorically, “How do you impeach a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history, especially when he has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?”
Trump was referring to an interview published Monday in the Washington Post Magazine in which Pelosi, who returned to power after Democrats won decisively in last year’s midterms, said, “I’m not for impeachment.”
The speaker had previously taken a cautious tone when discussing possibly impeaching the president — a path widely viewed as politically fraught, though its supporters say with so few examples in American history it remains to be seen how a new trial would play out in the public.
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Pelosi, 78, touched on that in her Post interview.
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country” she said. “And he’s just not worth it.”
On Twitter Wednesday, Trump did not stop at complimenting his political opponent.
In a string of additional posts before the sun rose, he quoted Fox & Friends (a staple of his morning routine), tweeted disapprovingly of the California governor’s plan to end the death penalty there and posted about the ongoing investigations into his administration.
His Wednesday schedule, released to the press, shows he is set to receive a series of policy briefings followed by a meeting with Republican senators and a photo with the new White House interns.