Trump: Bush impeachment would be ‘wonderful thing’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 17:39 EDT
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Donald Trump brought up the issue of impeachment during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Trump said that he was surprised that Nancy Pelosi had not tried to impeach President Bush.

CNN reported:

“‘I was surprised that she didn’t do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush,’ Trump said. ‘It was almost — it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out of office, which personally I think would have been a wonderful thing.’”

“Pressed why he feels Bush deserved the punishment faced by only two other commanders-in-chief, Trump said the president misled the country in the run-up to the Iraq war, and that his actions were considerably more objectionable than those which led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.”

“‘He lied. He got us into the war with lies,’ Trump said. ‘And I mean – look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant. And they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. And yet Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying, by saying they had weapons of mass destruction, by saying all sorts of things that turned out not to be true.’”

This video is from CNN’s Situation Room, broadcast October 15, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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