Trump Says He’ll Win Re-election in 2020 ‘Because of Impeachment Fraud’

October 16, 2019 10:14, Last Updated: October 16, 2019 12:18
By Zachary Stieber

President Donald Trump said there is “NO WAY” the dozen Democratic presidential candidates who appeared at a debate Oct. 15 could win the election as he asserted he’ll win another term in office in 2020.

“You would think there is NO WAY that any of the Democrat Candidates that we witnessed last night could possibly become President of the United States. Now you see why they have no choice but to push a totally illegal & absurd Impeachment of one of the most successful Presidents!” Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday morning.

After writing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should be “impeached for fraud” for ignoring historic norms in the impeachment inquiry, Trump promised supporters that Republicans would see huge gains next year.

“95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Just won two Congressional Seats in North Carolina, & a Governors runoff in Louisiana, which Republicans should now win!”

“Because of Impeachment Fraud, we will easily take back the House, add in the Senate, & again win Pres!” he added.

All of the Democratic presidential contenders on stage on Tuesday night voiced support for impeaching Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said that the release of the special counsel’s report changed her mind toward supporting impeachment.

“I realized that Mueller had shown … that this president had obstructed justice and done it repeatedly. And so at that moment, I called for opening an impeachment inquiry,” she said.

Some urged caution, though, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). “If impeachment is driven by these hyperpartisan interests, it will only further divide an already terribly divided country. Unfortunately, this is what we’re already seen play out as calls for impeachment really began shortly after Trump won his election. And as unhappy as that may make us as Democrats, he won that election in 2016,” she said.

While supporting the inquiry itself and what it uncovers, Gabbard added: “If the House votes to impeach, the Senate does not vote to remove Donald Trump, he walks out and he feels exonerated, further deepening the divides in this country that we cannot afford.”

Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news and stories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is based in Maryland.

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