Trump: Future Presidents Could Be Impeached Because ‘Somebody Picked an Orange Out of a Refrigerator’
President Donald Trump criticized Democrats’ impeachment inquiry on Tuesday by claiming that if it’s allowed to continue, a future president could be impeached because of something trivial like taking fruit from a refrigerator. Trump was speaking to the press ahead of a NATO summit.
A reporter asked Trump if he thought there would be a trial in the Senate.
“I have no idea,” Trump said. “I think they’re making a mistake if they do that but that’s OK. If they do it, they do it. I think it’s a disgrace. I think the Democrats should be ashamed of themselves. If you look at impeachment, the word impeachment, here there was nothing wrong, nothing done wrong, it was a perfect conversation with a very nice gentleman, the president of Ukraine. The conversation was perfect. It was two conversations, they were both perfect. They were transcribed. They were both perfect.”
“And this is what you’re gonna impeach the president of the United States on?” Trump said. “The Republicans have never been stronger, never been more unified. The Democrats have gone crazy.”
“And you know what, they have to be careful because when the shoe is on the other foot and someday hopefully in a very long distant future you’ll have a Democrat president, you’ll have a Republican House, and they’ll do the same thing because somebody picked an orange out of a refrigerator and you don’t like it, so let’s go and impeach him.”
“It’s no good. That’s not the way our country is supposed to be run,” he said.
Watch the video above, via CNN.