Scripps National reports:
In his first comments to reporters in several days, President Donald Trump said the impeachment effort underway in Congress is causing “tremendous anger.” Trump spoke with reporters as he was leaving the White House Tuesday morning on his way to an event in Texas later in the day.
Trump told reporters he thought this current impeachment is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics,” he also called the effort “absolutely ridiculous,” according to reporters in the White House press pool.
President Trump while leaving the White House said impeachment is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.” He added, “I think it’s causing tremendous anger.”
Note: Trump is being impeached after encouraging his supporters to storm Capitol Hill.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 12, 2021
Trump says what he said last week has been analyzed by “many people” and was “totally appropriate” and the real problem was what other high-level politicians said about violence in Portland, etc. “That was the real problem,” he tells reporters before turning and boarding AF1.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 12, 2021
Asked what is his own role in the Capitol insurrection, Trump responded, “So if you read my speech, and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it’s been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 12, 2021
Disgraced President Trump claims his speech was analyzed and people thought it was totally appropriate and MSNBC cuts away pic.twitter.com/sg5yIxWWBc
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 12, 2021
Q: “What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal responsibility?”
President Trump: “If you read my speech…people thought that what I said was totally appropriate.” pic.twitter.com/90Pdt8xFSz
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 12, 2021