Celebrity Travel: Trump says impeachment ‘is a very unfair thing’, in rambling interview

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Celebrity Travel: Trump says impeachment ‘is a very unfair thing’, in rambling interview

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Donald Trump has said that facing impeachment would be “a very unfair thing” as he has done nothing wrong.

A number of Democratic politicians support the policy of impeaching Mr Trump, including Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Senate Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi has refused to try and remove the president from office, despite the debate raging in her caucus over the issue.

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And in wide-ranging interview with NBC News, the president gave a rambling answer during which he said he believed impeachment would only help him politically.

“I think I win the election easier,” he said, when asked what would happen if the Democrats tried to open proceedings.

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Celebrity Travel: 1/29 Weird handshake with the Queen

When meeting the Queen, one must adhere meticulously to the strict royal etiquette. Not Trump of course, who strolled on up to wobble the Queen’s hand in what looked closer to a fist bump than a handshake

PA

Celebrity Travel: 2/29 Insulted the Mayor of London as he landed in London

Just before touching down at Stansted Airport for his state visit, Trump took time out to @ the London mayor Saduq Khan on twitter. He said that Khan has done a “terrible job”as mayor and that he is a “stone cold loser”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 3/29 Taking plenty of “Executive Time”

The President’s official schedule sets aside the hours from 8 to 11am daily for “Executive Time”. Further intermittent periods of “Executive Time” are scheduled throughout any given day, ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours. His duties in these hours have not been officially disclosed, though Axios reports that he spends them watching TV, reading the newspapers and tweeting

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 4/29 Shutdown the government for over a month in an effort to secure funding for his wall

With Mexico declining to pay for the wall, the President has faced difficulty in raising the required $5 billion at home. Due to his demand that the money for the wall be included in the budget, and congress’ refusal, the government partially shut down on 22 December 2018. It remained shut for over a month, the longest period in history

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 5/29 Joked about the Nazi occupation of France to President Macron

In this tweet on November 13, the President mocks Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion of a “true, European army” by invoking the conflict between France and Germany in the world wars

Celebrity Travel: 6/29 Coloured in the US flag wrong

The President coloured in the US flag wrongly during a visit to a children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He added a blue stripe where in tradition, and statute, there have been only white and red stripes

AFP/Getty

Celebrity Travel: 7/29 Railing against the Mueller investigation

The President has repeatedly claimed that the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is a “rigged witch hunt”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 8/29 Contradicting a US intelligence report on Russian meddling in the presence of Vladimir Putin

In the press conference that followed his landmark meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr. Trump stated that he saw no reason why Russia would have meddled in the 2016 US election. This contradicted a 2017 report by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence that found evidence of Russian interference in favour of Mr. Trump

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 9/29 Contradicting his contradiction of a US intelligence report on Russian meddling

Following furious backlash in the US, the President claimed that he meant to say that he saw no reason why it wouldn’t have been Russia who meddled in the 2016 US election. As to why he would have intended to use such bizarre phrasing, he did not comment

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 10/29 Firing a Secretary of State over Twitter

The President announced on Twitter that he was appointing Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, much to the surprise of then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Celebrity Travel: 11/29 Quoting a catchphrase from a reality TV show when discussing police brutality

While addressing the issue of black athletes not standing for the national anthem in protest of police brutality, the President made reference to his catchphrase from reality TV show “The Apprentice”: you’re fired!

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 12/29 Calling African nations “S***hole Countries”

Ever one for diplomacy, the President reportedly referred to African nations as “s***hole countries”. Asked to confirm this when meeting with Nigeria’s President Buhari, Mr. Trump stated that there are “some countries that are in very bad shape.”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 13/29 Defending Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump appeared to equate US foreign actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 14/29 Asked for people to ‘pray’ for Arnold Schwarzenegger

At the National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump couldn’t help but to ask for prayers for the ratings on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s show to be good. Schwarzenegger took over as host of “The Apprentice” — which buoyed Mr Trump’s celebrity status years ago

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 15/29 Hanging up on Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Early in his presidency, Donald Trump reportedly hung up the phone on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after the foreign leader angered him over refugee plans. Mr Trump later said that it was the “worst call” he had had so far

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 16/29 The ‘Muslim ban’

Perhaps one of his most controversial policies while acting as president, Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim countries has bought him a lot of criticism. The bans were immediately protested, and judges initially blocked their implementation. The Supreme Court later sided with the administration’s argument that the ban was developed out of concern for US security

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 17/29 Praising crowd size while touring Hurricane Harvey damage

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas, Donald Trump paid the area a visit. While his response to the disaster in Houston was generally applauded, the President picked up some flack when he gave a speech outside Houston (he reportedly did not visit disaster zones), and praised the size of the crowds there

AP

Celebrity Travel: 18/29 Calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘Little Rocket Man’

During his first-ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Donald Trump tried out a new nickname for North Korea leader Kim Jong-un: Rocket Man. He later tweaked it to be “little Rocket Man” as the two feuded, and threatened each other with nuclear war. During that speech, he also threatened to totally annihilate North Korea

Celebrity Travel: 19/29 Attacking Sadiq Khan following London Bridge terror attack

After the attack on the London Bridge, Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, criticizing Mr Khan for saying there was “no reason to be alarmed” after the attack. Mr Trump was taking the comments out of context, as Mr Khan was simply saying that the police had everything under control

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 20/29 Claimed presenter Mika Brezinkski was ‘bleeding from the face’

Never one not to mock his enemies, Donald Trump mocked MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, saying that she and co-host Joe Scarborough had approached him before his inauguration asking to “join” him. He noted that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time, and that he said no

MSNBC

Celebrity Travel: 21/29 Claiming the blame for Charlottesville was on ‘both sides’

Trump refused to condemn far-right extremists involved in violence at ‘the march for the right’ protests in Charlottesville, even after the murder of counter protester Heather Heyer

AP

Celebrity Travel: 22/29 Retweeted cartoon of CNN being hit by a ‘Trump train’

Donald Trump retweeted a cartoon showing a Trump-branded train running over a person whose body and head were replaced by a CNN avatar. He later deleted the retweet

Celebrity Travel: 23/29 Tweeting about ‘slamming’ CNN

Donald Trump caught some flack when he tweeted a video showing him wrestling down an individual whose head had been replaced by a CNN avatar. Mr Trump has singled CNN out in particular with his chants of “fake news”

Celebrity Travel: 24/29 Firing head of the FBI, James Comey

Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey landed him with a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that has caused many a headache for the White House. The White House initially said that the decision was made after consultation from the Justice Department. Then Mr Trump himself said that he had decided to fire him in part because he wanted the Russia investigation Mr Comey was conducting to stop

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 25/29 Not realising being president would be ‘hard’

Just three months into his presidency, Donald Trump admitted that being president is harder than he thought it would be. Though Mr Trump insisted on the 2016 campaign trail that doing the job would be easy for him, he admitted in an interview that living in the White House is harder than running a business empire

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 26/29 Accusing Obama of wiretapping him

Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wire tapping him on twitter. The Justice Department later clarified: Mr Obama had not, in fact, done so

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 27/29 Claiming there had been 3 million ‘illegal votes’

Donald Trump was never very happy about losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2.8 million ballots. So, he and White House voter-fraud commissioner Kris Kobach have claimed that anywhere between three and five million people voted illegally during the 2016 election. Conveniently, he says that all of those illegal votes went to Ms Clinton. (There is no evidence to support that level of widespread voter fraud.)

Celebrity Travel: 28/29 Leaving Jews out of the Holocaust memorial statement

Just days after taking office, Donald Trump’s White House issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but didn’t mention “jews” or even the word “jewish” in the written statement

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 29/29 Anger over Inauguration crowd size

Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was visibly, and noticeably, smaller than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. But, he really wanted to have had the largest crowd on record. So, he praised it as the biggest crowd ever.
Relatedly, Mr Trump also claimed that it stopped raining in Washington at the moment he was inaugurated. It didn’t, the day was very dreary

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 1/29 Weird handshake with the Queen

When meeting the Queen, one must adhere meticulously to the strict royal etiquette. Not Trump of course, who strolled on up to wobble the Queen’s hand in what looked closer to a fist bump than a handshake

PA

Celebrity Travel: 2/29 Insulted the Mayor of London as he landed in London

Just before touching down at Stansted Airport for his state visit, Trump took time out to @ the London mayor Saduq Khan on twitter. He said that Khan has done a “terrible job”as mayor and that he is a “stone cold loser”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 3/29 Taking plenty of “Executive Time”

The President’s official schedule sets aside the hours from 8 to 11am daily for “Executive Time”. Further intermittent periods of “Executive Time” are scheduled throughout any given day, ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours. His duties in these hours have not been officially disclosed, though Axios reports that he spends them watching TV, reading the newspapers and tweeting

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 4/29 Shutdown the government for over a month in an effort to secure funding for his wall

With Mexico declining to pay for the wall, the President has faced difficulty in raising the required $5 billion at home. Due to his demand that the money for the wall be included in the budget, and congress’ refusal, the government partially shut down on 22 December 2018. It remained shut for over a month, the longest period in history

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 5/29 Joked about the Nazi occupation of France to President Macron

In this tweet on November 13, the President mocks Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion of a “true, European army” by invoking the conflict between France and Germany in the world wars

Celebrity Travel: 6/29 Coloured in the US flag wrong

The President coloured in the US flag wrongly during a visit to a children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He added a blue stripe where in tradition, and statute, there have been only white and red stripes

AFP/Getty

Celebrity Travel: 7/29 Railing against the Mueller investigation

The President has repeatedly claimed that the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is a “rigged witch hunt”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 8/29 Contradicting a US intelligence report on Russian meddling in the presence of Vladimir Putin

In the press conference that followed his landmark meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr. Trump stated that he saw no reason why Russia would have meddled in the 2016 US election. This contradicted a 2017 report by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence that found evidence of Russian interference in favour of Mr. Trump

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 9/29 Contradicting his contradiction of a US intelligence report on Russian meddling

Following furious backlash in the US, the President claimed that he meant to say that he saw no reason why it wouldn’t have been Russia who meddled in the 2016 US election. As to why he would have intended to use such bizarre phrasing, he did not comment

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 10/29 Firing a Secretary of State over Twitter

The President announced on Twitter that he was appointing Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, much to the surprise of then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Celebrity Travel: 11/29 Quoting a catchphrase from a reality TV show when discussing police brutality

While addressing the issue of black athletes not standing for the national anthem in protest of police brutality, the President made reference to his catchphrase from reality TV show “The Apprentice”: you’re fired!

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 12/29 Calling African nations “S***hole Countries”

Ever one for diplomacy, the President reportedly referred to African nations as “s***hole countries”. Asked to confirm this when meeting with Nigeria’s President Buhari, Mr. Trump stated that there are “some countries that are in very bad shape.”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 13/29 Defending Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump appeared to equate US foreign actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 14/29 Asked for people to ‘pray’ for Arnold Schwarzenegger

At the National Prayer Breakfast, Donald Trump couldn’t help but to ask for prayers for the ratings on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s show to be good. Schwarzenegger took over as host of “The Apprentice” — which buoyed Mr Trump’s celebrity status years ago

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 15/29 Hanging up on Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Early in his presidency, Donald Trump reportedly hung up the phone on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after the foreign leader angered him over refugee plans. Mr Trump later said that it was the “worst call” he had had so far

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 16/29 The ‘Muslim ban’

Perhaps one of his most controversial policies while acting as president, Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim countries has bought him a lot of criticism. The bans were immediately protested, and judges initially blocked their implementation. The Supreme Court later sided with the administration’s argument that the ban was developed out of concern for US security

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 17/29 Praising crowd size while touring Hurricane Harvey damage

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas, Donald Trump paid the area a visit. While his response to the disaster in Houston was generally applauded, the President picked up some flack when he gave a speech outside Houston (he reportedly did not visit disaster zones), and praised the size of the crowds there

AP

Celebrity Travel: 18/29 Calling North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ‘Little Rocket Man’

During his first-ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Donald Trump tried out a new nickname for North Korea leader Kim Jong-un: Rocket Man. He later tweaked it to be “little Rocket Man” as the two feuded, and threatened each other with nuclear war. During that speech, he also threatened to totally annihilate North Korea

Celebrity Travel: 19/29 Attacking Sadiq Khan following London Bridge terror attack

After the attack on the London Bridge, Donald Trump lashed out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, criticizing Mr Khan for saying there was “no reason to be alarmed” after the attack. Mr Trump was taking the comments out of context, as Mr Khan was simply saying that the police had everything under control

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 20/29 Claimed presenter Mika Brezinkski was ‘bleeding from the face’

Never one not to mock his enemies, Donald Trump mocked MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, saying that she and co-host Joe Scarborough had approached him before his inauguration asking to “join” him. He noted that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time, and that he said no

MSNBC

Celebrity Travel: 21/29 Claiming the blame for Charlottesville was on ‘both sides’

Trump refused to condemn far-right extremists involved in violence at ‘the march for the right’ protests in Charlottesville, even after the murder of counter protester Heather Heyer

AP

Celebrity Travel: 22/29 Retweeted cartoon of CNN being hit by a ‘Trump train’

Donald Trump retweeted a cartoon showing a Trump-branded train running over a person whose body and head were replaced by a CNN avatar. He later deleted the retweet

Celebrity Travel: 23/29 Tweeting about ‘slamming’ CNN

Donald Trump caught some flack when he tweeted a video showing him wrestling down an individual whose head had been replaced by a CNN avatar. Mr Trump has singled CNN out in particular with his chants of “fake news”

Celebrity Travel: 24/29 Firing head of the FBI, James Comey

Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey landed him with a federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election that has caused many a headache for the White House. The White House initially said that the decision was made after consultation from the Justice Department. Then Mr Trump himself said that he had decided to fire him in part because he wanted the Russia investigation Mr Comey was conducting to stop

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 25/29 Not realising being president would be ‘hard’

Just three months into his presidency, Donald Trump admitted that being president is harder than he thought it would be. Though Mr Trump insisted on the 2016 campaign trail that doing the job would be easy for him, he admitted in an interview that living in the White House is harder than running a business empire

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 26/29 Accusing Obama of wiretapping him

Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wire tapping him on twitter. The Justice Department later clarified: Mr Obama had not, in fact, done so

Reuters

Celebrity Travel: 27/29 Claiming there had been 3 million ‘illegal votes’

Donald Trump was never very happy about losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2.8 million ballots. So, he and White House voter-fraud commissioner Kris Kobach have claimed that anywhere between three and five million people voted illegally during the 2016 election. Conveniently, he says that all of those illegal votes went to Ms Clinton. (There is no evidence to support that level of widespread voter fraud.)

Celebrity Travel: 28/29 Leaving Jews out of the Holocaust memorial statement

Just days after taking office, Donald Trump’s White House issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but didn’t mention “jews” or even the word “jewish” in the written statement

Getty

Celebrity Travel: 29/29 Anger over Inauguration crowd size

Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd was visibly, and noticeably, smaller than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. But, he really wanted to have had the largest crowd on record. So, he praised it as the biggest crowd ever.
Relatedly, Mr Trump also claimed that it stopped raining in Washington at the moment he was inaugurated. It didn’t, the day was very dreary

Reuters

“But, you know, I’m not sure that I like having it. Look, I did nothing wrong. I was spied on. What they did to me was illegal. It was illegal on the other side,” he said, apparently referring to the Mueller investigation.

“I did nothing wrong. So impeachment’s a very unfair thing because nothing that I did was wrong.

“And if you look at the Mueller report, there was no collusion. This was all about collusion,” he added.

Chuck Todd, who was interviewing Mr Trump, attempted to explain that the Mueller report did not exonerate him.

“Nobody mentions Russia anymore,” Mr Trump said, talking over his interviewer. “And it was about Russia. It was a hoax.”

He also said he did not know if Donald Trump Jr, his son, had sat for an interview with Robert Mueller’s team.

Although Democratic leaders oppose trying to impeach Mr Trump, an increasing number of their subordinates disagree.

“This president needs to be impeached,” said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday.

Impeachment articles have repeatedly been tabled by Democrats in the House of Representatives, despite criticisms from the party leadership.

Al Green and Brad Sherman tabled legislation last year and Rashida Tlaib did so again in March 2019.

But with party leaders still opposed to attempting the process, it remains unlikely that Mr Trump will be removed from office by Congress.

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The NBC interview was filmed on Friday, just hours after the US president abruptly cancelled military strikes against Iran.

The strikes were planned as retaliation for Iran destroying an unmanned US drone but the president said he halted them after being told they would kill 150 people.

“I said, ‘You know what? They shot down an unmanned drone, plane, whatever you want to call it,” Mr Trump said during the interview.

“And here we are sitting with 150 dead people that would have taken place probably within a half an hour after I said go ahead.’ And I didn’t like it. I didn’t think it was, I didn’t think it was proportionate. “

But the president later said that if Iran “do something else, it’ll be double.”

The 73-year-old also claimed that Barack Obama, his predecessor. “had a lousy economy”.

Mr Todd then showed the president charts comparing the economy during his presidency to Mr Obama’s.

The interviewer said: “This recovery started and in the 28 months that you’ve been president and the last 28 months of Obama’s presidency, he averaged more new jobs than your first 28 –”

The president then cut Mr Todd off with protests.

“You have to understand, nobody was working,” he claimed.

“The whole place was a disaster. And I don’t– I’d never take that away.”

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