Trump Claims Pelosi Didn't Want Impeachment, Says 'Her Worst Nightmare Has Happened' in Super Bowl Interview

President Donald Trump claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn't want impeachment and is now living out her "worst nightmare" in an interview with Fox News during the Super Bowl LIV pre-game show on Sunday.

Speaking to host Sean Hannity, a close friend and on one of his most vocal allies, the president suggested that Pelosi was pressured by the Democratic party to announce a formal impeachment inquiry into him last September.

"I think she's a very confused, very nervous woman," he said in reference to the top Democrat. "I don't think she wanted to do this."

"I think she really knew what was going to happen, and her worst nightmare has happened," the president continued. "I don't think she's gonna be there too long, either. I think that the radical left—and she's sort of radical left too, by the way—but I think the radical left is gonna take over."

Trump went on to condemn the numerous investigations—including impeachment and former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report—into his conduct in the White House and during the 2016 presidential election. He has previously dismissed all probe accusing him of misconduct a "witch hunt" and "hoax."

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"Well, it's been very unfair. From the day I won," he said, "from the day I came down from the escalator...it probably started from there. It's been a very, very unfair process."

He added: "The Mueller Report, Russia, Russia, Russia, as you say, which was total nonsense—it was all nonsense, the whole thing. It was very unfair, and mostly it was unfair to my family. I mean, my family suffered because of all this. And many other families suffered also."

Senators on Friday voted against allowing witness testimonies and new evidence to be president in Trump's Senate impeachment trial. The move prompted outrage from Democrats and the president's critics who wanted new evidence to bolster the case against him. Trump is just the third U.S. president to face impeachment and will likely be acquitted by Senate Republicans on Wednesday when the vote on the two articles of impeachment—abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—will take place.

Despite the near certainty of the upper chamber's impending decision, half of registered American voters have indicated they want Trump to be removed from office, according to a new Morning Consult and Politico poll, conducted between January 29 and 30.

When asked about Michael Bloomberg's 2020 presidential campaign, Trump attacked the former New York mayor for wanting to stand on a box during the next Democratic debate.

"Uh, very little. I just think of little," the president said. "You know, now he wants a box for the debates to stand on. OK, it's OK, there's nothing wrong. You can be short. Why should he get a box to stand on, OK? He wants a box for the debates. Why should he be entitled to that? Really. Does that mean everyone else gets a box?...I would love to run against Bloomberg."

Newsweek reached out to the White House and Bloomberg's campaign for comment.

Hannity also asked Trump to briefly offer his thoughts on the other Democrats running for the party's 2020 nomination. The president used the opportunity to use his derogatory nicknames, usually reserved for his opponents.

"I just think of 'Sleepy.' I just watch him. He's sleepy. Sleepy Joe," he said of former Vice President Joe Biden, before calling Senators Bernie Sanders a "communist" and Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas."

Trump also confirmed that the State of the Union (SOTU) will be held on Tuesday, despite the ongoing impeachment proceedings against him. The Republican-led Senate is expected to acquit him one day later.

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In a Super Bowl interview with Sean Hannity on Sunday, President Donald Trump railed against Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden. Fox News/Screenshot
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