In an interview this week, President Donald Trump said people would “revolt” if he were to be impeached.
Trump made the comments in an interview with Reuters in which he said he is not concerned about being impeached. He also said that hush payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two women did not violate campaign finance laws.
“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview.
“I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened,” he said, according to Reuters.
Trump’s comments came before Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes that included lying about his boss’ business dealings in Russia and funneling hush money to two women who said they had sex with Trump — payments that both Cohen and federal prosecutors said were made at the president’s direction.