Trump: 'Corrupt' Pelosi and 'Shifty' Schiff are 'Plotting to Overthrow the Election'
President slams 'completely insane' Democrats during packed-our Mississippi rally
President Donald Trump shredded House Democrats during his Friday rally over their Thursday vote to begin an impeachment inquiry against him.
The president targeted "corrupt" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "Shifty" Adam Schiff as he blasted the "completely insane" Democratic Party for "plotting to overthrow the election."
“Yesterday’s vote by the radical Democrats is an attack on democracy itself,” Trump said.
President Trump spoke to his cheering supporters at an explosive rally at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday night, slamming the Democrats for their continued attempts to impeach him.
“Yesterday the Democrat voted to potentially nullify the votes of 63 million Americans, disgracing themselves and bringing shame upon the House of Representatives,” he said.
"While we're creating jobs and killing terrorists, the Democrat party has gone completely insane," Trump declared while touting Friday's blockbuster jobs report and the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
"They've been plotting to overthrow the election since I won," Trump said as he continued to blast Democrats.
"They actually spied on my campaign."
"Now corrupt politicians Nancy Pelosi and 'Shifty' Adam Schiff, and the media are continuing with the deranged impeachment witch hunt," the president said.
"The word impeachment, to me it's a dirty word, not a good word.
"The American people are fed up with Democrat lies, hoaxes, and extremism," Trump added.
The Democrats, he said, "have created an angry majority that will vote many do-nothing Democrats out of office in 2020."
"The Democrats' outrageous conduct has created an angry majority that will vote many do-nothing Democrats out of office in 2020."— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) November 2, 2019
They "are coming after the Republican Party and me because I'm fighting for you," President Trump tells the crowd in Mississippi.#MAGA pic.twitter.com/k8wS1B01Pz
Trump also slammed Beto O'Rourke, who dropped out of the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination just hours earlier.
"He quit like a dog," Trump said. "Beto, that poor b*****d - poor, pathetic guy."
"He said he was born for it, like he was born from heaven and came down," Trump said, recalling a quote in the Vanity Fair cover story announcing O'Rourke's campaign.
Beto told the magazine in March: "I want to be in it. Man, I'm just born to be in it."
But his campaign went downhill from there, including struggling with fundraising and dropping to 1% in the polls.
Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said Friday that he made the decision to exit the race "reluctantly" and vowed to stay active in the fight to defeat Trump
"Anybody who says that he was born for this, they are in trouble," Trump said.
"While we're creating jobs and killing terrorists, the Democrat Party has gone completely insane." - President Trump in Tupelo, #Mississippi #MAGA pic.twitter.com/rfk9O8PB40— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) November 2, 2019
Trump went on to defend his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, which is at the heart of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
"So I made this call, had this wonderful call and the transcript proves it was perfect," Trump said. "It was totally appropriate."
Trump said that Zelensky was a 'good guy' and a 'nice guy and hopefully going to root out corruption because Ukraine has tremendous corruption problems.'
He is accused of abusing his office by withholding military aid to pressure Ukraine into opening a corruption probe against one of his 2020 election rivals, Joe Biden.
Trump dismissed the notion that he needed Ukraine's help to beat Biden.
"Let's see, I've got a guy named Sleepy Joe Biden, how do I beat this guy?" Trump said sarcastically. "Gee, I guess there's only one way, let's call up Ukraine for help."
Biden, he said, is "dropping like a rock."
Trump said Biden's son Hunter Biden received "a payoff" for his position on a Ukrainian energy company board.
And he scoffed that Hunter Biden knows less about energy than a youngster standing near the stage at the rally.
"Experience with energy, he knew less about it than this young — How old are you? Six?," Trump said.
"This young beautiful person in front. And this young 6-year-old is smarter. So I think I'd basically go with her."
Trump called on Republicans to rally around him.
"Make no mistake, they are coming after the Republican Party and me because I'm fighting for you," he said.
People packed into the arena, many after waiting hours to get in.
The capacity crowd was reported at 15,000.
The rally in Tupelo was Trump's first since the Democratic-led House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, but along sharply divided party lines, to put the impeachment probe on a formal track.
That vote Thursday set in motion a likely unstoppable surge toward Trump becoming only the third American president to be impeached.
"The Democrats are crazed, they're lunatics," Trump told reporters before leaving the White House on the Marine One helicopter.
"You can't impeach a president who has the greatest economy in the history of our nation."