President Donald Trump stopped to speak with reporters on his way to Texas Tuesday morning and addressed questions about the Democrats' latest move to impeach him for a second time.
"As far as this is concerned, we want no violence, never violence, we want absolutely no violence. And 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," Trump said before boarding Air Force One. "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. I want no violence."
President Trump speaks to media at White House: "We want no violence...on the impeachment, it's really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics...I think it's causing tremendous danger in to our country...I want no violence." pic.twitter.com/XjiIfLrrTS— CSPAN (@cspan) January 12, 2021
Q: "What is your role in what happened at the Capitol? What is your personal responsibility?"— CSPAN (@cspan) January 12, 2021
President Trump: "If you read my speech...people thought that what I said was totally appropriate." pic.twitter.com/90Pdt8xFSz
Trump is on his way to the Rio Grande Valley for a final review of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
"As you know we're going to Texas, to the southern border. As you know, we completed the wall and may want to expand it. We have the expansion underway. It's been tremendously successful, far beyond what anyone thought," he said. "We're stopping the large number of drugs coming into the country for many many years and decades. We're stopping a lot of illegal immigration."
President Trump makes remarks before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md, for a trip to Alamo, Texas. pic.twitter.com/yZYYvYazeB— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) January 12, 2021
Sen. Lindsey Graham is flying with Trump to Texas today to tour the border wall.— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) January 12, 2021
Mark Morgan also among the guests. (Chad Wolf resigned effective last night.)