President Donald Trump gave a very candid answer on Wednesday when he was asked by a reporter about what lesson he learned from his impeachment as he took the opportunity to unload on his opponents.
“Lisa Murkowski earlier said that you shouldn’t have gotten involved with the Roger Stone case, she said it’s just bad,” a reporter said. “Some Republicans have said they hoped you would learn a lesson from impeachment. What lesson did you learn from impeachment?”
Trump responded, “That the Democrats are crooked, they’ve got a lot of crooked things going, that they’re vicious, that they shouldn’t have brought impeachment and that my poll numbers are 10 points higher because of fake news like NBC, which reports that news very inaccurately, probably more inaccurately than CNN if that’s possible.”
Trump also took a shot at MSNBC, referring to them as “MSDNC,” adding, “I think they are among the dishonest reporters of the news.”
Q: What lesson did you learn from impeachment?"
President Trump: "That Democrats are crooked… That they’re vicious. That they shouldn't have brought impeachment and my poll numbers are 10 points higher because of fake news."
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 12, 2020
Prior to the question, Trump weighed in on the results of and Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday night.
“Last night, as you know, we had a very interesting election, and from the standpoint of the Republican Party and myself, but from the standpoint of the Republican Party, it was a tremendous success,” Trump said. “I got more votes than any incumbent President in many decades. That includes a lot of Presidents. And it was really incredible — the love in New Hampshire.”
“And, by the way, we did the same thing in Iowa, and we were actually able to quickly count our votes. We knew within minutes after the poll how many votes we had, unlike the Democrats,” Trump continued. “So we had a tremendous success in Iowa. And last night, we had a tremendous — a very powerful success in New Hampshire. So it was a great honor.”
“But setting that record in both states was terrific, and now we’re off to some areas that I like very much: Nevada, you look at that; South Carolina, you look at that,” Trump continued. “And I think we’re going to do very well there. Probably setting up a major rally in South Carolina. We already have one in Nevada. So we’ll be in those two locations, and we’ll be at a few others also. But it’s been incredible.”
Trump also weighed in of the results of the Democrat primary, saying that he thinks Sanders is the front runner in the race to secure the Democrat nomination.
“Who is the Democratic front-runner, sir?” a reporter asked.
“That’s a good question,” Trump responded. “I would say Bernie looks like he’s doing very well.”
“Why is he surging?” the reporter continued.
“I think people like his message. He’s got energy. His people have energy. But they like his message,” Trump answered. “But a lot of people don’t like that particular message. But there is a group that probably agrees with it. And, you know, whoever it is, we’ll take them on. But it would certainly seem that Bernie Sanders has the advantage right now.”