President Donald Trump expressed confidence that the people will “revolt” if he were impeached.
Asked if he’s worried about getting impeached, Trump told Reuters on Tuesday that “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,” he said during the Oval Office interview. “I think that the people would revolt if that happened.”
Trump also brushed off federal prosecutors’ allegations that he instructed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to make six-figure payments to two women so that they would not disclose his alleged affairs with them prior to Election Day 2016, a violation of campaign finance laws.
“Michael Cohen is a lawyer. I assume he would know what he’s doing,” Trump told Reuters when they asked about what he had discussed with Cohen prior to making the payments.
He added, “Number one, it wasn’t a campaign contribution. If it were, it’s only civil, and even if it’s only civil, there was no violation based on what we did. OK?”
Trump also claimed without evidence that Hillary Clinton paid hush money to cover up unspecified accusations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton.