President Trump declared that “people would revolt” if he were impeached, while blaming legal troubles on his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who is due in court this week.
In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Trump addressed the prospect of impeachment, now that his ex-lawyer has pleaded guilty to two campaign finance violations in connection with paying Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal hush money during the 2016 election.
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.
When asked if he was concerned that this could be the case for him, Trump said:
I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened.
The payments have been deemed campaign contribution by the court because of the nature of the agreements as well as the timing of them. To this, Trump said:
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?
The president also dismissed other legal actions which are linked to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He said:
The stuff you’re talking about is peanut stuff.
Hillary Clinton – her husband got money, she got money, she paid money, why doesn’t somebody talk about that?
It's not the first time president Trump has made a comment about how great he thinks he is, but that doesn't mean people still don't think its funny. Many went to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter.
@steveholland1 What a load of B.S. We will not revolt,we will hit the streets in celebration!! Woo Hoo!!