Democrats want to impeach me because they know they can?t win 2020 elections, tweets Trump

As the US government shutdown continued hanging in the air, President Trump in a tweet said the Democrats want to impeach him because they can‘t win the next US elections.

“They only want to impeach me because they know they can?t win in 2020,” the president said, adding,”As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the financial markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down.”

Trump‘s latest jibe at the Democrats comes as Democrat Nancy Pelosi, 78, was elected on Thursday to be the new speaker of the US House of Representatives as the party took majority control of the House.

The Democrats have vowed to open new fronts against the US president including in-depth investigations of his administration.

However, a defiant Trump said: “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president,” adding further that “and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?”

The US Congress is still divided over Trump‘s Mexico border wall as the shutdown of the government agencies which began on December 21st entered the third week in Washington.

Both parties failed to reach an agreement which affects nine cabinet-level departments and several agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, transportation, interior, agriculture, state and justice, as well as national parks and forests.

The House of Representatives was set to vote on the latest funding bill on Thursday afternoon to end the government shutdown, but put it off till Friday. The Democrats said the new bill will exclude Trump‘s request for $5 billion for funding US-Mexico border wall.

President Trump is set to convene a meeting on Saturday to discuss the border wall budget and find a way to end the partial shutdown of US government agencies.