(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump told a supportive crowd in Battle Creek, Michigan Wednesday night that Democrats, by doing nothing else than focus on impeachment, are "declaring their deep hatred and disdain for the American voter."
"This lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party," Trump said, before an aide informed him of the official vote.
Have you seen my polls in the last four weeks? It's crazy! You know why? Because people, you know we have an election right down the road. I announced three months ago that I'm running, right? I'll give you a little clue.
I announced because I figured once I announced they'd never impeach. Nobody would be so stupid. But they've been trying to impeach me from day one. They've been trying to impeach me from before I ran, okay? Because if you remember, when I ran, I went immediately to number one, never came off number one...
A short time later, an aide walked toward the stage, holding a sign with the House vote tally.
Trump, reading the numbers 229 for and 198 against on the obstruction of Congress article, noted that "every single Republican voted for us. Whoa! Wow," he said. "We didn't lose one Republican vote and three Democrats voted for us."
(A fourth Democrat voted "present" on both articles.)
"The Republican Party has never been so affronted, but they've never been so united as they are now," Trump said, expressing confidence that senators "will do the right thing."
Trump told the crowd that what Democrats have put his family through is a "disgrace." "And we should get an apology all over the place," he added.
Trump also attacked the media, calling them "part of the Democratic Party. They are a part of it."