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Trump Falsely Claimed 'Only 25%' Want Him Impeached and a Fact Checker Has Theories of Where He Got That Number

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Slovak Republic Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini in the Oval Office at the White House May 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pellegrini's visit is part of the Trump Administration's larger diplomatic attempt to compete with Moscow and Beijing in Central Europe. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is treading water as support for his impeachment continues to rise.

A new Washington Post-Schar School poll​ shows that 58% of Americans support the House's decision to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, with 49 percent supporting the President's total impeachment and removal. The surge of public support for impeachment in the 16 days since the House announced the inquiry runs in diametric opposition to the long-held belief of Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike that impeachment would amount to political suicide for Democrats.

The foreboding news didn't faze Donald Trump, who instead tweeted that only 25% of Americans support impeachment, without citing where he got the information.

CNN fact checker Daniel Dale was befuddled as to which poll Trump was citing, because the only poll showing 25% supporting impeachment was support among Trump's own party.

Dale also didn't rule out the possibility that Trump was trying to spin another poll.

People gleefully pointed out that even Republicans might be beginning to turn against Trump.

Regardless of where Trump got the number, it doesn't change the indication that impeachment support is growing on every front.

In a sign that the White House is getting nervous at impeachment's growing support, the administration announced that it won't comply with subpoenas issued by the House committees overseeing the inquiry.