(CNSNews.com) - Clearly enjoying himself at a rally in Hershey, Pa., Tuesday night, President Trump lauded House passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which Democrats delayed for months, until the day they announced two articles of impeachment against Trump. Trump said the two things are related:
"I am thrilled to report that we are on the verge of ending the NAFTA catastrophe once and for all," Trump said:
Congress will soon vote on my new trade deal, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, or USMCA.
After years of waiting -- many, many years, many, many decades, they've been looking for this and then we get it done, and we've been waiting for a long time for Nancy Pelosi to announce USMCA. And she did it on the same day that they announced that they're going to impeach! The 45th president of the United States, and your favorite president, I hope.
And the reason they announced it on the same day...a few guys standing behind her -- they announced impeachment, and then an hour later, she announced that she is going to do USMCA. Because you know why? It's a huge deal and it plays down impeachment because they're embarrassed by the impeachment.
And our poll numbers have gone through the roof because of her stupid impeachment.
The crowd roared its approval.
Trump wasn't finished with "radical left Democrats" and "the failed Washington establishment."
He blasted the liberal media as "very, very dishonest," and he said most of the media outlets would be in trouble if they didn't have him to cover on an hourly basis.
"Does anybody think the media is honest?" Trump asked. ("No," roared the crowd.) Does anybody think they are totally corrupt and dishonest? ("Yes," the crowd responded.)
Then Trump returned to the "impeachment hoax," telling his supporters: "While we are delivering historic victories for the American people, the radical left Democrats and the failed Washington establishment are trying to erase your votes, nullify the election, and overthrow our democracy. It's not going to happen, don't worry about it. I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it," Trump said.
"But the impeachment hoax is about overturning your great 2016 vote. Or in the alternative, trying to win the 2020 election. That's not going to happen," he promised.
Then Trump turned to the report released Monday by the Justice Department's inspector general, "detailing the outrageous, scandalous, and unprecedented abuses of power."
Trump again accused "the Obama FBI" of getting secret warrants to "spy" on his campaign, "based on a phony foreign dossier of debunked smears paid for by crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC."
"The FBI failed to disclose the nature of the political hit job to the FISA court. They hid it, they deceived it, and they lied. The dossier was written by a discredited foreign agent who, quote, (was) 'desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the United States President.' What's this?" Trump asked.
"Folks, they spied on our campaign, okay? They spied. Never happened before in the history of our country. And we're really wise to it. We are wise to it."
Trump noted that the IG report identified 17 errors and omissions in FBI procedure, "commonly known as lies and deceit," Trump said.
He said the IG report makes it clear that the FBI "knew from the beginning that it was all a frame-up. A set-up. But they hid it so nobody could see it. So they could keep it going on, thinking they were going to hurt us politically. But now we are stronger politically than we were ever before."
Trump specifically said, "You have great people in the FBI, but not in leadership. You have not-good people in leadership, you haven't had." He made it clear he was talking about FBI higher-ups, who, by their omissions and errors, managed to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
Trump also noted how these officials have "hurt people. "They have destroyed the lives of people that were great people -- that are still great people, their lives have been destroyed by scum. Okay, by scum," Trump said.
Trump said he looks forward to getting a report from John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, who is looking into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation at the direction of Attorney General William Barr.