President Trump had a news conference today (actually several) at the United Nations in New York. At one such Q & A session with reporters, Trump said this:
"He’s a real beauty, that guy…. He essentially said we can’t beat him, let’s impeach him."
— Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) September 25, 2019
Trump claims the impeachment inquiry comes because Dems don't think they can win in 2020: "We can't beat him, let's impeach him. That's pretty dangerous stuff."
Recent general election polls have Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all beating him.
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) September 25, 2019
With that, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake did some fact-checking, MSM-style:
Literally within seconds of this, Trump repeated his false claim about what Al Green said about impeachment.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 25, 2019
Playboy’s Washington correspondent was on it as well:
Trump’s “lying” about what Rep. Green said? Is the claim really false?
— Storm Paglia ?? (@storm_paglia) September 25, 2019
The video doesn’t lie. Sure, Green didn’t use those exact words, but is there any doubt that’s what Green’s comments amounted to?
The only problem is that it’s true: https://t.co/N45nhkBxx4
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 25, 2019
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 5, 2019
Here is that clip of Al Green that Trump just referenced: "I'm Concerned If We Don't Impeach This President, He Will Get Re-Elected" https://t.co/urx1qysdES
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) September 25, 2019
That sure sounds like “if we can’t beat him, impeach him” to us.