President Donald Trump said that Democratic efforts to impeach him will backfire, and are already having profound effects on his core supporters.
“Its energized my base like Ive never seen before,” the president told the Washington Examiner after the vote to move impeachment forward on Thursday.
“My base is much bigger than people think,” Trump said. “But I think I go way beyond my base.”
The proceedings, Trump said, are an insult against him, and his supporters agree.
“I think [impeachment is] a very dirty word, its a word that I cant believe that the do-nothing Democrats are trying to pin on me, and its a disgrace. And I think its going to backfire on them,” Trump said.
“I did nothing wrong, and for them to do this is a disgrace. To me, the word impeachments a very ugly word.”
Trump touted his achievements, including the recent killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the strong economy.
“In 2016, it was talk, but now Ive done it,” he said. “Ive got the strongest economy in the history of a presidential run by far. Weve got a powerful military, the most powerful weve ever had, relatively speaking, and its been rebuilt. The best job numbers that weve ever had … Ive done a great job.”
Some numbers back up Trumps claim that impeachment has energized his supporters.
The Republican National Committee and Trumps 2020 campaign brought in $13 million in the 36 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the launch of the inquiry without a vote.
“What this dollar figure shows is the energy with our base is strong. They recognize that Democrats are trying to nullify their votes. And, it is just bringing in so much enthusiasm, but also financial support for the president, which is allowing us right now to attack Democrats in their home districts,” Ronna McDaniel, chairman of the committee, said during an appearance on “Fox & FriendsRead More – Source