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Trump: If Democrats Impeach Me Over Supreme Court, "We Win"


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President Trump discussed his potential pick for Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the race for the White House, and the coronavirus pandemic in an interview Monday with "FOX & Friends."

DOOCY:  Well, you made it clear, Mr. President, elections have consequences, you know. We heard that a number of years ago. But Chuck Schumer then went on and said, If they do this, nothing is off the table. And in other words, they might get rid of the filibuster, or they might pack the Supreme Court.
Those are real threats, but then again they've been making the same threats about doing that for the last year.
TRUMP:  So, number one was Joe Biden -- was he reading that over -- off a teleprompter, as usual?
KILMEADE:  Yes, I think it was.
TRUMP:  Because so far he even -- he's even done news conferences and they give him the questions. I've never seen this. Nobody's ever given me the questions. They give him the question and it looked like he was reading it off a teleprompter. Everything's off a teleprompter. I don't know what's going on, but it's sort of crazy.
No, they've been very threatening. And, you know, they even said that if I do it they're going to impeach me.
Well, they impeached me for a perfect phone call to say congratulations to the president of Ukraine, and then they said the call was different than that. They made up -- Shifty Schiff made up a call, and he said horrible things and everyone thought I made that call, but that wasn't it. Thank goodness it was transcribed perfectly.
But, you know, that was -- that was -- and I guess we won with the Republican Party, 197 to nothing in the House, and they did that -- you know -- they did that.
So, I heard yesterday if I do it -- if I do it they're going to impeach me. So they're impeaching me for doing what constitutionally I have to do.
Here's the thing. We have -- and I think then we win the election, then we win all elections if they do that.
DOOCY:  So, it sounds like you're encouraging her --
TRUMP:  You know, you saw what happened the last time. My numbers when way up --
DOOCY:  Mr. President, are you encouraging --
TRUMP:  -- the last time they did it. But --
DOOCY:  Are you encouraging her to impeach you, so you can win?
TRUMP:  No. If they do, I think my numbers will go up. I think we'll win the entire --
DOOCY:  I see.
TRUMP:  -- election. I think we'll win back the House. I think we're going to win the House. I really do. I think we're going to win the House, anyway. I think that would help those senators.
I think that -- you know, you mentioned the senators. I think Susan Collins is very badly hurt by her statement yesterday.
And I think -- I think Murkowski is very badly hurt. And she doesn't run for two years, but I think this will follow her into the beautiful -- and it is a beautiful state of Alaska. It's a beauty.
I think -- I think nobody's done what I've done for Alaska, I can tell you, with ANWR and with a certain highway that they couldn't get approved for about 40 years, and I got it done.
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