Donald Trump has been speaking in Texas for the first time since last week’s violence in Washington (Picture: Reuters; Getty)
Donald Trump has branded attempts to impeach him as a ‘witch hunt’ and a ‘tremendous danger to our country’.
Speaking for the first time since Wednesday’s violence at the US Capitol, the President has said it’s ‘absolutely ridiculous’ that the Democrats are trying to impeach him for a second time.
Trump said: ‘On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. It’s ridiculous, it’s absolutely ridiculous.
‘This impeachment is causing tremendous anger, and you’re doing it and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing.’
He called for ‘no violence’ as he spoke to reporters at the White House South today, but failed to take any blame in the breach of the Capitol by his supporters.
The President insisted his speech that led to the insurrection was ‘totally appropriate’.
The President continued: ‘It’s been analyzed. People though what I said was totally appropriate.
US President Donald spoke to reporters in Texas this morning (Picture: Reuters)
‘They’ve analyzed my speech, my words, everybody to a T thought it was appropriate.’
Speaking of the efforts to impeach him, the day before lawmakers are expected to vote on the Democrats’s articles against Trump, he called the process ‘dangerous’.
Trump said: ‘For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger.
‘We want no violence, never violence, we want absolutely no violence.’
Pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 (Picture: Getty)
His comments come as Democrats steam ahead with plans to impeach President Trump, charging him with ‘incitement of insurrection’. The house is expected to vote on articles of impeachment against Trump at 9am tomorrow morning.
The move to impeach the President have followed events in Washington on Wednesday, when Pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in a violent clash that left five people dead.
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