WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Donald J. Trump spoke about the left’s latest impeachment frenzy on Thursday saying the underlying motivation behind it is corruption within the Democrat party.
“It’s corruption going on right now, when you see this, it’s pure corruption,” he said at one point.
A few moments later, after jokingly encouraging the crowd to chant “eight more years!” to “drive them crazy,” he alighted on the subject again: “That’s why they do the impeachment crap, because they know they can’t beat us fairly.”
He attacked Democrats for what he called their “insatiable lust for power” and went on a tangent about Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, mocked “Elizabeth Pocohontas” and said he’d need to “hit her again because I don’t see ‘Sleepy Joe’ making it,” and asserted that “if Democrats get in, the whole country is going to hell.”
He compared his presidency to a tree and said he needs more time for it to take root.
Toward the end of the speech, he riffed about the media putting his sarcasm through its fact-checking filter — he cited a statement that he’d made about California Gov. Gavin Newsom giving everyone “a Rolls Royce” and mocked a newscaster taking it literally and correcting him. Then he proved in 2016 he could win without CNN.
“CNN outside the United States is much more important than it is inside the United States,” he said. “It’s a terrible thing for our country. We ought to start our own network and put our own news out there.”
And during a riff about controlling and lowering drug prices, he referred to someone — big pharma reps, I think? — as “schmucks.”
Later, he seemed to suggest that the drug industry is behind the House Democrats’ impeachment probe.
“I would be very surprised if the hoax didn’t come a little bit from the people that we’re taking on,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it was from some of these industries that we take on, like pharma.”