(Tea Party PAC) – Just days ahead of the Iowa caucus, President Donald Trump held another energetic rally at Drake University’s Knapp Center in Des Moines on Thursday night.
The president, who has plenty to boast about this week, pointed to a robust economy and what is clearly a failing attempt to remove him from office, promising the crowd that impeachment “will not work.”
“We are having probably the best years we’ve ever had in the history of our country,” Trump said. “And I just got impeached. Can you believe these people? They impeach Trump.”
“The best trade deals, the strongest military, I took care of the vets — we’ve got choice, we’ve got accountability for the vets,” he said. “We have got all these things and they impeach your president. No, that will not work. Watch. Just watch.”
He also told the crowd that the Democrats are looking to “nullify” their vote.
On this day – December 17, 1998 – Rep. Jerry Nadler said “An impeachment of a President is an undoing of a national election … They are telling us that our votes don’t count.”
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) December 17, 2019
“They want to nullify your ballots. Poison our democracy and overthrow the entire system of government,” he declared. “That’s not happening, I can tell you that. Washington Democrats have spent the last three years trying to overturn the last election.”
Trump was clear, however, that he’s not at all worried.
This was bolstered by the fact that just a few hours later it was reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had the votes needed to avoid bringing in new witnesses to the Senate impeachment trial, meaning the trial should come to a long-awaited conclusion over the next few days.
“Why am I not worried?” he asked.
“Remember [Richard] Nixon, it was a dark time. With [Bill] Clinton, it was not good. With [Andrew] Johnson, a long time ago, none of us remember, it was a very dark time. This is a happy period for us,” he explained.
This prompted enthusiastic chants of “USA, USA!” from the crowd.
“It’s a happy period because we call this ‘impeachment-light,’” POTUS continued before slamming House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Democrats’ leading impeachment manager.
“Crazy Schiff. Shifty Schiff. He’s a sick puppy,” he said. “But you know what, today I hit my highest poll numbers since I got elected — because the American people, and frankly, people all over the world, know it’s a hoax.”
In sharp contrast to his early days in politics, the president praised today’s Republican Party, expressing confidence that they know exactly what’s going on and are “going to treat us very fairly.”
“The Democrats are trying to overturn the last election — we will make sure that they face another crushing defeat in 2020,” he told the crowd.
Sarah Sanders, Trump’s one-time White House press sec who is dearly loved by his supporters, made a rare appearance, slamming the Democrats currently campaigning in the key primary state, declaring she loved the state despite all the “crazy liberal Democrats.”
“We’re sorry you’ve had so many crazy liberal Democrats running around here the last year,” she said, reassuring the crowd that nonetheless, “this guy is still going to be our president”.
Video: Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Iowa