Donald Trump has become only the third president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives on the grounds of "abuse of power" and the "obstruction of Congress".

Both votes were largely split along party lines with Democrats voting 230 to 197 against Republicans on the abuse of power and 229 to 198 on obstruction of Congress.

Trump's response to the impeachment has been to post memes on Twitter and rant about it at his Wednesday night rally in Battle Creek, Michigan.

As you can probably guess, the president isn't too happy about this, which is unlikely to fully oust him from office but will be a blemish on his presidency.

Of course, Trump will claim that he hasn't done anything wrong and that the Democrats have a vendetta against which has wasted everyone's time.

He is entitled to his opinion but it will be a stark contrast to his previous opinions on impeachment and Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives who confirmed the impeachment on Wednesday.

In a clip shared by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer dating back to 2008, Trump spoke highly of Pelosi and actually called for the impeachment of then president, George W. Bush who he feels should have been given the same treatment for the Iraq war.

When she [Pelosi] first got in and was named speaker, I met her. I think she is a very impressive person and I like her a lot.

I was surprised that she didn't done more in terms of Bush. It just seemed that she was really going to impeach Bush and get him out of office, which would have been a wonderful thing. 

Blitzer then stops Trump and asks him if Trump should have been impeached for 'the war' which Trump confirmed.

He lied. He got us into the war with lies and look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into, with something that was totally unimportant and they tried to impeach him which was nonsense and yet Bush got us into this horrible war by lying, by saying that they had weapons of mass destruction and all sorts of things which turned out not to be true.

Interesting that Trump would defend Clinton back then, a man who he hasn't been too complimentary about in recent years.

Blitzer's clip has already been viewed more than 3 million times on Twitter and people are pretty shocked to hear the president have such a different tone to a democratic procedure, especially when it doesn't affect him.

Fast forward to 2019 and we now even have Trump aides actually claiming that he hasn't done anything wrong and that Bill Clinton, who was impeached for having an affair, broke the law.

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