Trump told Republicans he doesn't want impeachment on his 'resume': report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE privately told House Republicans that he is worried about the effect impeachment would have on his legacy, Axios reported Sunday.

Trump said impeachment is a "bad thing to have on your resume" in a call with House Republicans, a source on the call told Axios.

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Two other sources confirmed the substance of the remark to the news outlet, but one said they remembered Trump phrasing it as "you don't want it [impeachment] on your resume."

The sources said that after the comment, Trump said, "But it's going to make Kevin speaker," referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOvernight Energy: EPA moves to limit financial pressure on 'forever chemical' manufacturers | California sues Trump over water order| Buttigieg expands on climate plan Barr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday California delivers swift suit after Trump orders water diversion MORE (R-Calif.).

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

House Democrats formally launched an impeachment inquiry two weeks ago after details emerged of a phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Fox's Ingraham mocks DNC over Nevada voting malfunctions: 'Are we a Third World country?' At Democratic debate, missed opportunities on immigration MORE and his son Hunter Biden during the July 25 conversation, according to a partial transcript the White House released.

The president and his allies have sought to discredit the impeachment inquiry, calling the process a hoax.