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 TrumpTrump: WHCA picking non-comedian for headliner a 'good first step' Five takeaways from Mississippi's Senate debate Watergate’s John Dean: Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' 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 ClintonWatergate’s John Dean: Nixon would tell Trump 'he's going too far' Senate Homeland Security chairman requests briefing on Ivanka Trump emails House GOP to hold hearing into DOJ’s probe of Clinton Foundation 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 Cohen pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance violations, implicating the president in the process.

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDem Ben McAdams defeats GOP's Mia Love for Utah House seat Fudge endorses Nancy Pelosi in surprise move Obama praises Pelosi: 'One of the most effective legislative leaders' in history MORE (D-Calif.), however, said on Wednesday that Trump’s impeachment is “not a priority.”