Trump thinks getting impeached might help him win re-election
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If he is impeached but not removed from office, Trump would try to play the victim card and paint Democrats as having unfairly attacked him over accusations of collusion and obstruction of justice, the news website Axios reported on Wednesday.
"He has repeated to folks that, if the Democrats impeach him, it would be a victory, politically, because it would be a complete overreach and he could exploit it and run against it in 2020," a source familiar with Trump's thinking on the November midterms told Axios.
"Your vote in 2018 is every bit as important as your vote in 2016," Trump said during speech in May. "Although I'm not sure I really believe that," he joked, adding: "I don't know who the hell wrote that line."
Trump told a crowd in Montana this month that if he were to be impeached, "it's your fault because you didn't go out to vote."
I don't care if it's not Friday yet, I'm reaching for the booze.
shoot yourself with smaller bullets to build resistance to bigger bullets
same logic, really.
Do it! You're right! It'll really help! Just do it!
Does....does this guy know what "getting impeached" means?
Technically you can be impeached without being removed from office. That's what happened to Bill Clinton.
Someone tell him to start with this, then:
It means he gets a peach tree named after him right?
Well i was working on this, though seems appropriate for this cause Christ...
Clinton wasn't actually impeached though - just had impeachment proceedings started. If he'd been impeached, he'd be removed from office, I'm fairly sure. I'm not terribly clued up on the machinations of American politics, but that's my understanding.
"No vote matters unless it's for ME! "
How it works with impeachments is it's a formal charge against the president who is getting impeachment, meaning criminal trialing can began, with the option of removal if Senate decides. In Bill Clinton's case, he was formally impeached by the House of Representatives ( who have the sole power of enacting impeachments on a president), but was acquitted by the Senate due to his term almost ending.
It wont, and he wont (win re-election or get impeached) but I'll [record myself] flipping a pancake if either happen. THE TOXX CHALLENGE
if he does get impeached it will be after the end of many long painful investigations into the WH through use of their house investigation powers which would for once create an investigation that he can't bully or threaten to shut down.
You'd get to see a President claiming he can ignore Congressional subpoenas. 'Cause checks and balances are for democrats.
Wait, can he run for president again should he be impeached? Isn't that, like, bad?
oh it'd be a scotus case as to whether a sitting president can be called to testify before congress, thankfully there aren't 5 judges that would....
The Constitution doesn't say anything about impeached presidents being ineligible to run, so I'm sure he'd try anyways. Not that the Constitution matters to him anyways.
No he doesn't, and let's hope no one tells him.
Either this guy is a next level fucking genius who sees shit no one else can see
Or he's just a fuckin' idiot
I know which one I'm putting my money on
Still believe in any huge publicized case like that the chief justice would side with the liberals, like with the ACA case.
it would be a constitutional crisis if the presidency was suddenly allowed to ignore congressional oversight completely.
It's not the craziest idea. The highest point of Clinton's approval rating came after he was impeached
December 20, 1998
In the wake of the House of Representatives' approval of two articles of impeachment, Bill Clinton's approval rating has jumped 10 points to 73 percent, the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows.
That's not only an all-time high for Clinton, it also beats the highest approval rating President Ronald Reagan ever had.
At the same time, the number of Americans with an unfavorable view of the Republican Party has jumped 10 points; less than a third of the country now has a favorable view of the GOP.
If it happens, it'll come down to whether the public thinks impeachment is justified
I agree with Trump, I'd like him much more if he weren't president anymore
Imagine Trump getting impeached, running in 2020 and then winning again.
How long until he says "Going to prison would be good for re-election
Clinton was popular before he was impeached though, that wasn't conjured out of thin air.
He sure is talking about getting impeached a lot recentlt.
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