Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump called it “absolutely ridiculous” that another impeachment will be brought against him in Congress for the assault on the Capitol last Wednesday and said it is causing “tremendous anger.
Trump made these statements to journalists at the White House shortly before leaving for Texas, where he will visit the work of building the border wall, and in the midst of the political tension that the country is experiencing after the chaotic days of the past week.
In his opinion, the political prosecution announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, is “absolutely ridiculous” and “a continuation of the biggest witch-hunt in the history of politics,” something that is causing “tremendous anger.
The Democrats have said they will charge the president with “inciting insurrection”
When asked if he plans to resign, as the Democratic opposition has requested, Trump avoided giving a straightforward answer.
“We don’t want violence,” he said.
The U.S. is experiencing an unprecedented moment of political upheaval after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol, leaving five dead, including a policeman.
Minutes before the assault, the president urged his supporters to march on Congress to show their strength.
This Tuesday he showed no signs of remorse about it: “People thought what I said was totally appropriate.
Trump is living the last days of his term, as he will hand over the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden, who won the election last November and will take office in Washington on January 20 under a huge security display