President Barack Obama is urging Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, telling Congress it’s time to “start acting.”
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, the commander in chief said it’s “time to start acting” and said the Trump administration has taken “unacceptable” steps.
In a statement on Thursday, the White House said the president is calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump and said “we are confident we can succeed.”
“We can win.
We can win in Congress,” the statement read.
“We can lose.
We have no control over the White Houses actions.
But we can, and we will, make this happen.”
Obama has repeatedly blamed Trump for “unfair and destructive” policies.
He has said the administration has tried to pressure other nations into withdrawing from international agreements and has threatened to impose trade tariffs on some countries.
“These are un-American, and if they are the actions of a man who was elected to be our commander-in-chief, then they are unpatriotic and unacceptable,” Obama said in a statement released on Thursday.
“As we move forward, we must always remember that our Constitution guarantees our right to criticize our own government.”
Trump is set to be sworn in Friday.
The president said Thursday he is “uncomfortable” with the way Trump has treated some U.S. allies, and said his administration is working on a plan to “get out” the names of countries he considers “bad.”
“We are doing everything we can to get out the names,” Trump said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We are trying to get them out.”
He added: “It’s not just about America, it’s about the world.”