Donald Trump on Impeachment

Quotes by Donald Trump on Impeachment


2008 - 2016
2018 - 2020

Donald Trump on Impeachment Then
Donald Trump on Impeachment Now

#DonaldTrump 10/15/08: "❲Impeaching George W Bush❳ would have been a wonderful thing…He lied." » #Trump 9/29/19: "‘Impeachment…will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation.’" Click To Tweet

Quotes by Donald Trump on Impeachment


2008 - 2016

Donald Trump on Impeachment Then
“When [Nancy Pelosi] first got in and was named speaker, I met her. And I’m very impressed by her. I think she’s a very impressive person. I like her a lot. But I was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush. It was almost — it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out of office, which, personally, I think would have been a wonderful thing… He lied. He got us into the [Iraq] war with lies.
“And, I mean, look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant. And they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. And, yet, Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying, by saying they had weapons of mass destruction, by saying all sorts of things that turned out not to be true… He got us into a war that was a horrendous mistake.”
- Oct 15, 2008

CNN, Oct 15, 2008
Transcripts: Interview With Donald Trump; McCain, Obama Prepare For Final Debate

(retrieved 9/30/19)
quote starts at beginning
“Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?”
“Via @LasVegasSun by Eugene R. Dunn: ‘Impeach Obama and elect Trump’

“[Obama can’t make a deal and] has to use executive action and this is a very, very dangerous thing that should be overwritten easily by the Supreme Court

“I’ve been watching the Democrats play poker…listening to them say, ‘Oh, he’d love to be impeached’… Do you think Obama seriously wants to be impeached and go through what Bill Clinton did? He would be a mess. He would be thinking about nothing but. It would be a horror show for him. It would be an absolute embarrassment. It would go down on his record permanently…

“He certainly did something that was unconstitutional… I mean, I think certainly he could be impeached and certainly [Republicans] could shut down the government.”
- Nov 2014

Fox News (via CNN), Feb 14, 2019
Trump once called executive action on immigration dangerous, unconstitutional and impeachable

(retrieved 2/23/19)
starts at beginning

Q: “So you still think [George W. Bush] should have been impeached [over the Iraq War]?”

“You do whatever you want. You call it whatever you want. I want to tell you. They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.”
- Feb 13, 2016

Republican primary debate in Greenville, South Carolina

New York Times, Feb 14, 2016
Transcript of the Republican Presidential Debate

(retrieved 1/4/19)

#DonaldTrump 6/4/14: "Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?" » #Trump 4/24/19: "If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court." Click To Tweet


2018 - 2020

Donald Trump on Impeachment Now
“.@AlanDersh, a brilliant lawyer…has written a new and very important book called ‘The Case Against Impeaching Trump,’ which I would encourage all people with Trump Derangement Syndrome to read!”
“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country. I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”
Dec 10, 2018 -
“They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!”
“How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time…”
“How do you impeach a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history…”
“How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
“You mean the Stock Market hit an all-time record high today and they’re actually talking impeachment!? Will I ever be given credit for anything by the Fake News Media or Radical Liberal Dems? NO COLLUSION!”
“If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
“You can’t impeach a president for creating the best economy in our country’s history…”
“How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? WITCH-HUNT!”
“I don’t see how they can [impeach me] because they’re possibly allowed, although I can’t imagine the courts allowing it. I’ve never gone into it. I never thought that would even be possible to be using that word. To me, it’s a dirty word — the word impeach. It’s a dirty, filthy, disgusting word. And it had nothing to do with me. So I don’t think so. Because there was no crime. You know, it’s high crimes and, not with — or — it’s high crimes and misdemeanors. There was no high crime and there was no misdemeanor. So how do you impeach based on that? And it came out that there was nothing to do with Russia. The whole thing is a scam. It’s a giant presidential harassment.”
May 30, 2019 -

Politico, May 30, 2019
Trump on impeachment: 'It's a dirty, filthy, disgusting word'

(retrieved 5/30/19)
quote starts at beginning
“Democrats can’t impeach a Republican President for crimes committed by Democrats. The facts are ‘pouring’ in. The Greatest Witch Hunt in American History!”
“This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on. Impeachment of your President, who has led the Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country…”
“You don’t impeach Presidents for doing a good (great!) job. No Obstruction, No Collusion, only treasonous crimes committed by the other side, and led by the Democrats. Sad!”
“How do you impeach a President who has helped create perhaps the greatest economy in the history of our Country?”
“It is disgraceful what the Do Nothing Democrats are doing (the Impeachment Scam)…”
“How do you impeach a President who has created the greatest Economy in the history of our Country, entirely rebuilt our Military…”
“‘All that’s swirling around us now is Impeachment. We talk about it day and night, it’s what’s on the news, there is NOTHING that has turned up that is Impeachable. Our founding fathers set impeachment to be extremely rare. We need to get good stuff done. Let the people vote, we are going to have an Election very shortly.’ Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Democrat of New Jersey.”
“‘Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the Impeachment match. They know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they’re increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and Impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald J. Trump – And the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process… If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.’ Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews”
“As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!”
“All the Do Nothing Democrats are focused on is Impeaching the President for having a very good conversation with the Ukrainian President. I knew that many people were listening, even have a transcript. They have been at this ‘stuff’ from the day I got elected. Bad for Country!”
Mitt Romney…is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats! #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY
Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan ‘Whistleblower’ & lawyer. This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle’ Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason. I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly ‘Colluded’ with them, must all be immediately Impeached!”
“‘There are no felonies, there are no Impeachable offenses. The Constitution’s very clear that you need bribery, treason, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. You can’t be impeached for the conduct that’s been alleged in this case.’ @AlanDersh Dershowitz. @seanhannity A Scam!”
Adam [Schiff] should be Impeached!”
“[Adam Schiff] should be Impeached for Fraud!”
“Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong.”
“Impeached for what, having created the greatest Economy in the history of our Country, building our strongest ever Military, Cutting Taxes too much?”
“From day one the wretched Washington swamp has been trying to nullify the results of a truly great and democratic election, the election of 2016. They’re trying, they’re not getting very far. They want to erase your vote like it, never existed. They want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future… Let’s impeach a President. Try it. I don’t think so. I don’t think so… When all of their ludicrous hoaxes have been exposed as frauds these sinister fakers then try to impeach you for daring to call out their own corruption.”
Oct 10, 2019 -
“The impeachment, it’s a hoax… It’s a hoax done by people that are losing. And they want to try and use it to try and win an election, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Oct 11, 2019 -
“The radical Democrats…know they can’t win an election so they are pursuing an illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional bullshit impeachment. They are scammers and con artists perpetrating hoaxes and witch hunts.”
Oct 11, 2019 -

Campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana

RealClearPolitics, Oct 11, 2019
Trump: Democrats Pursuing ‘Bullshit’ Impeachment Because They Know They Can’t Win

(retrieved 10/14/19)
starts at beginning

“This is a Democrat Con Job. Impeach Schiff for FRAUD!”
“I never thought I’d see or hear that word with regard to me — ‘impeachment.’ I said, the other day, ‘It’s an ugly word.’ To me, it’s an ugly word — a very ugly word. It means so much. It means horrible, horrible crimes and things. I can’t even believe it. It’s a witch hunt…
“We’re going after [Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff]. These are bad, bad people. I actually told my lawyers, I said sue [Schiff] anyway. He’s got immunity, but they can’t mean immunity for that. I said sue him anyway, even if we lose the American public will understand. And sue Nancy Pelosi. Well, maybe we should just impeach them because they’re lying and what they’re doing is a terrible thing for our country.”
Oct 12, 2019 -

Factbase, Oct 12, 2019
Speech: Donald Trump Addresses the Value Voters Summit in Washington - October 12, 2019

(retrieved 10/15/19)
quote starts at beginning
“The only thing impeachable is the fraud that Adam Schiff committed on the American people.”
Oct 12, 2019 -
“The Democrats are going to lose a lot of House Seats because of their Fraudulent use of Impeachment.”
“.@marklevinshow on @FoxNews is doing a big show tonight on the Democrat’s Impeachment Scam. 10:00 P.M. No guests, just Mark. He is angry (like so many others!)”
“Democrat’s game was foiled when we caught Schiff fraudulently making up my Ukraine conversation, when I released the exact conversation Transcript, and when Ukrainian Presidentt and the Foreign Minister said there was NO PRESSURE, very normal talk! A total Impeachment Scam!”
“‘It doesn’t speak for the FULL HOUSE because the FULL HOUSE hasn’t spoken. The Democrat Party is pushing this Impeachment. This is a Democrat Party Impeachment, as I have been saying, a silent COUP effort.’ @@marklevinshow
“Shifty Schiff now seems to think they don’t need the Whistleblower, who started the whole Scam.”
“Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres.”
“You would think there is NO WAY that any of the Democrat Candidates that we witnessed last night could possibly become President of the United States. Now you see why they have no choice but to push a totally illegal & absurd Impeachment of one of the most successful Presidents!”
‘What is happening to President Trump with Impeachment is a Constitutional Travesty.’ @GrahamLedger The likes of which we have never seen before. It is Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi who should be impeached for fraud!”
“Because of Impeachment Fraud, we will easily take back the House, add in the Senate, & again win Pres!”
“Republicans are totally deprived of their rights in this Impeachment Witch Hunt. No lawyers, no questions, no transparency! The good news is that the Radical Left Dems have No Case. It is all based on their Fraud and Fabrication!”
“What the Democrats are doing to this nation is a disgrace. What they have done — the disrespect that they’ve shown to the presidency — and it’ll happen to them. Because if the Republicans have the House, which I think they will — because of impeachment, I think — because of this nonsense impeachment. It’s based on a perfect phone conversation — an absolutely perfect phone conversation with the President of Ukraine… I think we’re going to take the House, based on what’s happening with the impeachment stuff.”
Oct 16, 2019 -

White House, Oct 16, 2019
Remarks by President Trump and President Mattarella of the Italian Republic Before Bilateral Meeting

(retrieved 10/17/19)
quote starts at beginning
“The radical left…continue the outrageous impeachment witch hunt with nothing, with nothing. They come after me, but what they’re really doing is they’re coming after the Republican Party, and what they’re really, really doing is they’re coming after and fighting you, and we never lose.”
Oct 17, 2019 -

Factbase, Oct 17, 2019
Donald Trump Holds a Political Rally in Dallas, Texas

(retrieved 10/17/19)
“There has never been a greater fraud on Congress.”
“This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the ‘informant?’ All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People? I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?”
“They could have impeached Obama for the IRS scandal. They could impeach him for the guns for whatever — where guns went all over the place and people got killed with guns. Fast and furious. They could have killed — they could have — they could have impeached him for many different things. They didn’t impeach him. They never even thought of impeaching him…
“To me, the word impeachment is a dirty, disgusting word. I didn’t do a reason to be impeached. The only reason they’re impeaching is because they look at the polls… And you know, when you do a poll, well, every Democrat’s going to say hey, we want to win. Impeach him…
“[Adam Schiff] is a corrupt politician. He should be impeached. And Nancy Pelosi should be impeached. They should not allow this, with that it’s possibly going to help, you know, from the standpoint of winning the election.”
Oct 21, 2019 -

Fox News (via Factbase), Oct 21, 2019
Sean Hannity Interviews Donald Trump at The White House

(retrieved 10/21/19)
“So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”
“The Witch Hunt continues!”
“The Democrats Scam goes on and on!”
“I appreciate the support of Senator @LindseyGraham, @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell, and their Great Senate Republican colleagues, on the resolution condemning the Do Nothing Democrats for their Witch Hunt Impeachment inquiry, behind closed doors in the basement of the United States Capitol! They cannot win at the ballot box. Their sham for the past 3 years continues.”
“The entire Impeachment Scam was based on my perfect Ukrainian call, and the Whistleblowers account of that call, which turned out to be false… The Democrats must end this Scam now. Witch Hunt!”
“Can you believe that Shifty Adam Schiff, the biggest leaker in D.C., and a corrupt politician, is upset that we didn’t inform him before we raided and killed the #1 terrorist in the WORLD!? Wouldn’t be surprised if the Do Nothing Democrats Impeach me over that!”
“‘Americans know by now that the Impeachment inquiry is just another hoax and silent coup to remove the President from office.’ J.J. Crovatto Don’t worry J.J., Schiff is a leaker & corrupt politician who made up what I said on the call in order to hurt the Republican Party & me!”
“‘There is no underlying crime in that transcript.’ @IngrahamAngle 100% correct, and the Whistleblower disappeared after I released the transcript of the call. Where is the Whistleblower? That is why this is now called the Impeachment Hoax!
“The only crimes in the Impeachment Hoax were committed by Shifty Adam Schiff, when he totally made up my phone conversation with the Ukrainian President and read it to Congress, together with numerous others on Shifty’s side. Schiff should be Impeached, and worse!
“Correct, a total scam!
“The Impeachment Hoax is a disgrace. Read the transcript!”
“The Impeachment Hoax is hurting our Stock Market. The Do Nothing Democrats don’t care!”
“While the Do Nothing Democrats…continue the Impeachment Scam, my Administration will continue to deliver REAL RESULTS”
“A giant Scam!”
“Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!
“Shifty Adam Schiff… House Republicans must have nothing to do with Shifty’s rendition of those interviews. He is a proven liar, leaker & freak who is really the one who should be impeached!”
“False stories are being reported that a few Republican Senators are saying that President Trump may have done a quid pro quo, but it doesn’t matter, there is nothing wrong with that, it is not an impeachable event. Perhaps so, but read the transcript, there is no quid pro quo!”
“Based on the information released last night about the Fake Whistleblowers attorney, the Impeachment Hoax should be ended IMMEDIATELY! There is no case, except against the other side!”
“The Radical Left Dems and LameStream Media are just trying to make it hard for Republicans and me to win in 2020. The new Impeachment Hoax is already turning against them!”
“…this No Due Process Scam!”
“A total Impeachment Scam by the Do Nothing Democrats!”
“This Impeachment Hoax is such a bad precedent and sooo bad for our Country!”

“The absolutely crazed lunatics, the Democrats, radical left and their media partners standing right back there are pushing the deranged impeachment witch hunt for doing nothing wrong…

“Impeachment, to me, is a dirty word. It’s been very unfair, very hard on my family. Me, my whole life is crazy. What a life I lead. You think this is fun, don’t you? But it’s been very hard on my family, very, very hard…

“The impeachment witch hunt…”
Nov 14, 2019 -

“The Impeachment Witch Hunt should be over…”

“They schedule a [impeachment] hearing. It’s a hoax. It’s a total hoax

“The word ‘impeachment’ is a dirty word, and it’s a word that was only supposed to be used in special occasions: high crimes and misdemeanors. In this case, there was no crime whatsoever. Not even a little tiny crime. There was no crime whatsoever, and they know it. And they go into those rooms and they close those doors down in the basement, and they say — I’ll tell you what they say; they just laugh, because it’s a — to them, it’s a joke.”
Dec 4, 2019 -

“That’s a very good question: ‘Should they expunge the impeachment in the House?’ They should because it was a hoax. It was a total political hoax.”
Feb 7, 2020 -

White House, Feb 7, 2020
Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

(retrieved 3/23/20)

#DonaldTrump 8/5/14: "‘Impeach Obama and elect Trump’" » #Trump 9/28/19: "It is disgraceful what the Do Nothing Democrats are doing (the Impeachment Scam)." Click To Tweet