Donald Trump Says 'Artificial' Impeachment Is the Only Way He Will Leave White House

President Donald Trump argued during a broadcast on Sunday that the "only way" Democrats can win in the 2020 presidential election is by bringing out the "artificial way of impeachment."

In a recent interview on CBS' Face the Nation, Trump told moderator Margaret Brennan: "The only way they can win, because they can't win the election, is to bring out the artificial way of impeachment."

The Democratic-held House is where impeachment proceedings would start but in order for it to be successful, it would need a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate.

But Trump defended his presidency to Brennan, saying "you can't impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president, in the history of our country, for the first two years."

The president went on to take a shot at Democrats over their stance on abortion rights. "The only thing I've done is created, maybe, the best economy we've had in the history of our country. And the only way they can win—I look at these folks with the horrible situation right now on abortion, where they're saying late term—they're not even talking about late term," he said. "They're talking about the baby is born and they can kill this child, this innocent child. What they're doing on abortion, what they're doing on high taxes, what they're doing at the border, what they're doing in so many different ways."

The comments were apparently made in reference to Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's recent remarks on late-term abortions last week following a new bill proposed in the Virginia legislature which would effectively loosen restrictions on third-trimester procedures. In the days following Northam's remarks, the governor has been plagued with controversy and calls for his resignation over a racist 1984 yearbook photo depicting him in blackface standing next to another person dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Trump then continued his attack on Democrats, claiming they want "to cut our military, they want to take out wealth and give it away."

"They want to tax people. Not 70%. It's 100%. Because what they want to do, you'd have to quadruple taxes. You wouldn't have enough money anywhere, throughout the whole world you wouldn't have enough money," Trump added. "So, if you look at what they're running on, they can't win. So the only way they could possibly beat me, because they're not going to win the election [is impeachment]."

In a late-January Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56% of respondents said they definitely would not vote for Trump in 2020.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House February 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump on Monday claimed that impeachment talks meant that Democrats know they can't beat him in 2020. Getty/Win McNamee
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