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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally 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 McCarthyJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill McCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter 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 BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder 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.