Trump Praises Pelosi and Calls For Bush’s Impeachment in This Must-Watch Clip From 2008

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This vintage clip of Donald Trump in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is a doozy: In it, Trump calls Nancy Pelosi “impressive,” defends former President Bill Clinton, and says the impeachment of former President George W. Bush “would have been a wonderful thing.”

Blitzer resurfaced the clip on his Twitter account today while the House was busy clearing the way for now-President Trump’s impeachment. In the interview, shot in October 2008, Trump wastes no time in praising House Speaker Pelosi, calling her “a very impressive person” and telling Blitzer that he “like[s] her a lot.” He said he was surprised that she didn’t pursue the impeachment of Bush after he misled Americans about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. He then goes on to defend Clinton, saying that Republicans had impeached him for something “totally unimportant.”

Try to resist the urge to roll your eyes as you watch the video below.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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