Move to impeach absolutely ridiculous, greatest witch hunt in political history: Donald Trump
The outgoing US President Donald Trump also told reporters that his speech to a rally of his supporters that turned violent was 'totally appropriate'.
January 12, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST
US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump, on January 12, called the preparations for his impeachment in US Congress "absolutely ridiculous" and said they were causing "tremendous anger".
Trump called his likely impeachment in the House of Representatives on January 13 a "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics".
He, however, said he wanted "no violence". He said: "It is a really terrible thing that they are doing. But we want no violence. Never violence.”
His comments came days after his supporters had stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in at least four deaths and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the election.