For the first time in several days, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters after leaving the White House Tuesday morning to board Marine One on the South Lawn while on his way to an event in Texas later in the day.
While speaking to reporters, Trump said the impeachment effort underway in Congress is causing “tremendous anger,” and that he wants “no violence.” Later, the president reportedly said he has no regrets about his speech last Wednesday to supporters before they stormed the Capitol.
The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on Articles of Impeachment soon, accusing the president of “incitement of insurrection”, which would be the first time a sitting president has been impeached twice. This impeachment effort is in response to the president’s comments, tweets and actions ahead of a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6; five people died and multiple people were injured.
Trump told reporters Tuesday that the impeachment is a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics,” he also called the effort “absolutely ridiculous.”
According to the White House, Trump was on his way to Texas to see the progress on the border wall. He is expected to give a speech touting his efforts in constructing the wall between the United States and Mexico.