Trump: You can't impeach someone 'doing a great job'

Trump: You can't impeach someone 'doing a great job'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE in an interview broadcast early Thursday questioned why there are calls for his impeachment since he’s “somebody who’s done a great job.”

“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt asked Trump if Democrats will move to impeach him if they retake the House during November’s midterm elections.

“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job,” Trump responded.

Trump said from the White House gardens that the market would crash if he were forced out of office. 


“I think everybody would be very poor,” he said, before pointing to his head. “Because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe.”

If Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFederal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world Intercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years MORE had been elected, Trump said, the gross domestic product growth rate would not have hit 4.1 percent, as it did this last quarter.

“Had Hillary and the Democrats gotten in, had she been president, you would have had negative growth,” he said.

Trump also touted his “great” relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping days before he is expected to impose another round of tariffs on China. Beijing is then expected to retaliate. 

“When I came in, China was a dominant force,” he told Earhardt. “Now they like me very much.”

Trump has previously warned that Republicans need to maintain the House majority, otherwise he could face impeachment from Democrats.

Calls for Trump’s removal have renewed this week after his former longtime lawyer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenPress: Trump's biggest fear is — lock him up Biden faces politically thorny decision on Trump prosecutions New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report MORE pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance violations, implicating the president in the process.

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (D-Calif.), however, said on Wednesday that Trump’s impeachment is “not a priority.”