Trump says he appreciates Pelosi's impeachment comments, but did 'nothing wrong'

President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE said Wednesday that he appreciates Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema Overnight Hillicon Valley — Scrutiny over Instagram's impact on teens Democrats suffer blow on drug pricing as 3 moderates buck party MORE's (D-Calif.) recent comments that set a high bar for launching impeachment proceedings against him, but added that he "did nothing wrong."

"I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s statement against impeachment, but everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong, the Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great — and many other successes!" Trump tweeted.

"How do you impeach a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history, especially when he has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for 'high crimes and misdemeanors'?" he added.


Pelosi, who has tried for months to tamp down talk of impeachment, gave her strongest indication to date that she is unlikely to support such proceedings in an interview with The Washington Post published Monday.

"Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it," Pelosi told the Post.

Pelosi said that, despite her opposition to impeachment at the moment, she does not believe Trump is fit to serve as president.

The issue of impeachment has divided Democrats since before they retook control of the House in January. Most party leaders have said they'd like to see the results of the special counsel's investigation and congressional probes before moving forward with impeachment.

A number of party members, however, have openly clamored for impeachment, suggesting there is already sufficient evidence to support such proceedings. Democrats have previously introduced articles of impeachment, and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDemocratic bill would force Fed to defund fossil fuels Democrats brace for battle on Biden's .5 trillion spending plan 'Squad' members call on Biden to shut down Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota MORE (D-Mich.) said she plans to introduce another measure by the end of the month aimed at ousting Trump.

Some Democrats also noted that Pelosi was not completely ruling out the possibility of such proceedings with her latest comments.

Trump has blasted investigations into his administration, calling special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's probe Russian election interference a "witch hunt" and Democratic inquiries "presidential harassment." 

He has in the past downplayed the prospect of impeachment, using similar logic to Pelosi.

“I’m not concerned, no," he said in a December interview with Reuters. "I think that the people would revolt if that happened."