Trump Says ‘Angry Majority’ Supports Him Against Impeachment Drive

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S., November 1, 2019. Leah Millis/Reuters

President Donald Trump said on Friday he believed an “angry majority” of American voters will support him against an impeachment inquiry as he sought to rally his supporters to voice their opposition to the Democratic attempt to oust him.

At a packed arena in Tupelo, Mississippi, Trump aired his grievances at length a day after the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted formally to lay out the rules for the inquiry into Trump’s attempt to get Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

“The American people are fed up with Democrat lies, hoaxes and extremism,” said Trump. The Democrats, he said, “have created an angry majority that will vote many do-nothing Democrats out of office in 2020.”

A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Friday said Americans are sharply divided on impeachment, with 49 percent saying Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 47 percent saying he should not.

Trump also voiced confidence that he will be able to defeat any Democrat who he ends up opposing in the November 2020 election.

“We’re kicking their ass,” he said.

He ridiculed Beto O’Rourke hours after the former U.S. representative abruptly dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday.

“Beto, that poor bastard – poor, pathetic guy,” said Trump.

He repeatedly dismissed Biden as mentally deficient and said he is “dropping like a rock.”

Trump returned again and again to the Ukraine scandal swirling around him. He defended his July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that lies at the heart of the impeachment accusations against him.

“Now I’m an honest person anyway, but do you think when I’m making a call to a newly elected president of a country that I would say something improper when I know so many people are listening on the line?” said Trump.

Trump called on Republicans to rally around him.

“Make no mistake, they are coming after the Republican Party and me because I’m fighting for you,” he said.

Trump was in Tupelo to campaign on behalf of the state’s Republican candidate for governor, Tate Reeves, who is in a tight race against Democrat Jim Hood.

Trump blasted Hood.

“All I know is he fought very hard to elect ‘crooked’ Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama,” said Trump, making sure to use the former president’s middle name. “Not the kind of guy we need here – not here in Mississippi.”

The contest on Tuesday could be an indicator of the country’s mood a year away from the election that will determine whether Trump gets a second term as U.S. president.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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Phyllis Softa
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Let’s review just a few of Trump’s denials that Ever Trumpers previously chanted en masse, but then were forced to revert to stage II, “Trump did it. So what. Get over it.” 1. No business deal in Russia during the campaign. 2. No campaign contacts with Russians. 3. No knowledge of Stormy’s NDA or payment. 4. No dictation of Jr’s “adoption letter.” 5. No intent to obstruct the FBI investigation with the firing of Comey. 6. No Russian interference in the election in support of Trump. —Okay, a few die hards still chant #6, but they are the same folks… Read more »

General Confusion
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“Republicans don’t take to the streets, shout at people in restaurants or worse attack Democrats for carrying a Biden sign.” Kay Oh, Kay Kay Kay. Do you mean “Republicans” such as the white nationalist that slammed his car into a crowd and KILLED a young woman and INJURED others? Or the “Republican” that sent a number of pipe bombs in the mail to opponents of your Dear Leader and had Trump posters all over his van? Or did you mean all of the many “Republicans” that shoot up synagogues, churches, schools and malls? I think you are confused as to… Read more »

Phoenix
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Screwtape – I’m going to guess Senate Republicans know more about this than you. And this is what they are saying.

If there isn’t a concern then they wouldn’t even start that argument. Since the argument of if it was against the law is the one we will likely be having in a few months I’ll pass on arguing if there was funds withheld or not.

General Confusion
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“NO ONE that thanked the Revolutionary soldiers for successfully defending the airports, should be considered an arbiter on mental acumen. NO ONE with hundreds of fines for corrupt business practices, with 2 class action lawsuit settlements for FRAUD, AND with hundreds of lawsuits for non-payment of services rendered should ever be able to call anyone “corrupt” without being laughed off the stage. NO ONE with over 13,000 documented lies in a 1,0000 day period should be taken seriously without fact checking everything he says. NO ONE that predicted a “RED wave” in 2018 should be considered a reliable source of… Read more »

Kay
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Trump is right. Republicans don’t take to the streets, shout at people in restaurants or worse attack Democrats for carrying a Biden sign..They are too polite but they are really angry at the circus and persecution of this president for three years and now the desperate hail Mary impeachment.
Americans are fair and most don’t trust the media, which is an arm of the Democrat party, to tell them the truth. They will reelect Trump who has worked his head off for this nation.

Dave Hardesty
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I detested Bill Clinton but never would have wasted the time and money to impeach him.
I like Trump even though I don’t always agree with the way he says things. Still wouldn’t impeach him though. He’s done nothing that serious that he needs to be impeached.
Can’t say the same for Obama though and that’s where the Democrats went wrong. He and Hillary got a lot of people killed and apparently got away with it. And Joe Biden was a part of all of it yet people think he’d be a good president?

General Confusion
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“only 36% of registered voters favor impeachment” Greg Miller

And that is nearly TWICE Nixon’s number when he resigned!

General Confusion
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“But the funds were not withheld. There’s that fact. Also the actual transcript. Additionally, Biden bragged about using funding to leverage the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son while he was VP. That’s a fact & captured on video. A FAIR investigation would cover both Biden and Trump. But that’s too much to expect.” I Ching You want fair? I’ll give you fair. Re: withheld funds You say that the funds were not withheld is a fact. That is not true. It has been known PUBLICLY since August 28th, when Publico broke the news. Where have YOU been… Read more »

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