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Trump Made Fun Of Their Polls — So These Lawmakers Hit Back With Stats Showing Support For Impeachment

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to mock two former candidates for president who were attempting to win the Democratic nomination to challenge him in 2020.

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Trump blasted Rep. Tim Ryan for his decision to drop out earlier this week. Within the same tweet, Trump also took aim at Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out in July. The president lambasted both of them for being, in his mind, “obnoxious and greedy.”

“Such talk and bravado from both, and nothing to show,” Trump wrote in his tweet. “They stood for nothing, and the voters couldn’t stand by them. Obnoxious and greedy politicians never make it in the end!”

Trump also attacked Ryan on the issue of jobs and inspiring workers to support his candidacy. “He wasn’t effective for USA workers, just talk!” Trump said.

Trump’s words did not go unnoticed — Both Ryan and Swalwell responded to his words.

“This is the view from where I live Mr. President. Empty parking lot. Used to be thousands of jobs. All on your watch. You said not to sell our houses,” Ryan said, in reference to a speech Trump gave in Ohio in 2017, in which the president told workers not to seek work elsewhere, per reporting from Axios.

“You don’t care about us. Put your phone down & start doing some work for someone other than yourself,” Ryan added.

Not to be outdone, Swalwell also had a response to Trump’s words, noting some other statistics that the president was ignoring.

“Speaking of math, you know what is polling above 50% these days? #Impeachment,” the congressman, who sits on both the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, wrote.

Polling does indeed show vast support for the impeachment of the president, with most polls averaging close to 50 percent support of the idea of impeaching and removing Trump from office as things stand right now, according to FiveThirtyEight’s collection of polling data.

There’s even broader support for the ongoing impeachment inquiry, with 55 percent of Americans in support of the investigations led by House Democrats looking into the matter, and only 43 percent not supportive of the inquiry, according to a recent poll from Quinnipiac.



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