“President Trump has told friends and allies he worries about the stain impeachment will leave on his legacy,” Axios reports.
“In a phone call with House Republicans on Friday, Trump articulated why he really doesn’t want this. Impeachment, Trump said, is a ‘bad thing to have on your resume,’ according to a source on the call. Two other sources on the call confirmed the substance of the comment, but one said they recalled Trump phrasing it as ‘you don’t want it on your resume.'”
“After making the resume remark, Trump added, ‘But it’s going to make Kevin speaker,’ these sources said, a reference to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s upside.”
“These two Trump quotes might seem like throwaways on what was a lengthy and discursive call with allies. But sources who have discussed impeachment candidly with the president say these comments perfectly encapsulate how Trump feels about it: He believes it could help him get re-elected and win back the House. But he doesn’t want the history books recording Donald Trump as an impeached president.”