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Trump Claims 'This Is A Happy Period,' Tries To Water Down His Impeachment To 'Impeachment-Lite'

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During a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday night, Trump told his supporters that impeachment was “not good” for President Bill Clinton and a “dark time” for presidents Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson.

But not for Trump!

“This is a happy period for us,” the President said as the crowd cheered. “It’s a happy period.”

“It’s a happy period because we call this ‘impeachment-lite,'” he continued. “This is light.”

That’s….not how impeachment works, even though the GOP-controlled Senate will almost certainly block witnesses and acquit Trump in the impeachment trial.

The President was definitively impeached by the House on December 18, and as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said shortly before the trial began, “he’s been impeached forever.”

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Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. You can reach her at cristina@talkingpointsmemo.com