The Memo: 'Trump fatigue' spells trouble for president
Trump rips impeachment talk after Dems take House
President Trump on Friday ripped impeachment talk among some Democrats, saying they couldn't impeach "the most popular Republican in party history."
"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?" Trump tweeted.
A poll from The Washington Post in August found that Trump's overall approval rating among Republican respondents was 93 percent. A Gallup poll released in July found that 90 percent of Republican respondents approved of Trump, making him one of the most popular modern presidents with his own party at that point in a presidency.
Gallup's presidential polling extends back to the Truman administration.
A Gallup poll taken during the week of Dec. 17 found Trump's approval at 89 percent among Republican respondents and 39 percent among the entire sample polled. In comparison, former President George W. Bush polled at 63 percent among the public at the same point in his first term.
This isn't the first time Trump has pushed back on impeachment talk; in August he suggested his job performance will insulate him.
"I don't think they can impeach somebody that's doing a great job," Trump said at the time. "You look at the economy, you look at jobs, you look at foreign, what's going on with other countries. You look at trade deals. I'm doing a great job."
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) on Thursday introduced articles of impeachment against Trump.
"There is no reason it shouldn't be before the Congress," Sherman told the Los Angeles Times. "Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called for Trump to be impeached just hours after she was sworn into office, telling a crowd of supporters, "We're going to go in and impeach the mothef---er."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told USA Today on Thursday that she does not intend to seek grounds for impeachment unless it's "clearly bipartisan."
"The facts will indicate a path and I don't think we should impeach a president for any political reason, but I don't think we can ignore any behavior that requires attention and that was all based on the facts," Pelosi said.