Administration

Trump rips turnout for 'so-called impeachment rallies': 'No spirit, no hope'

President Trump in an early morning tweet on Tuesday mocked the number of attendees at "so-called impeachment rallies" over the weekend, calling it "anemic."

"Only a few people showed up for the so-called Impeachment rallies over the weekend," the president wrote.

"The numbers were anemic, no spirit, no hope," he added. "More importantly, No Collusion, No Obstruction!"

The California-based Mercury News reported that as many as 140 rallies were planned in cities across the country last Saturday in favor of the president's impeachment. 

The Los Angeles Daily News described the events in Southern California as "relatively small and calm."

One event in downtown Portland, Ore., attracted 200 people, according to The Oregonian.

Trump in tweets on Sunday said "almost nobody showed up" for the rallies.

Sixty-two Democrats in the House have come out in favor of opening impeachment proceedings against the president, as well as one lone Republican member, Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.).

The move is largely opposed by Democratic House leadership, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has warned that any vote by the House to impeach Trump would just be stymied by the GOP-led Senate.

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