After spending a few days golfing at his Florida resort, President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC, and spoke for the first time since the Capitol riots.
Speaking to a small pool of reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Trump warned Democrats that their efforts to impeach him for a second time is “causing tremendous anger” among his base.
House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment on Monday, saying they have enough votes to impeach Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 13, just days before his term as President is set to end.
Trump said the impeachment is “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”
“We want no violence,” he said, before adding that his January 6th speech was “totally appropriate.”
5 people died in the clashes at the Capitol building after Trump’s fiery speech in DC on Wednesday. Among the dead is a 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC cop.
The FBI says armed protests are set to take place in all 50 states prior to the inauguration on January 20.
Trump boasted, “we have support probably like nobody’s ever seen before.”
Trump was permanently banned on Twitter and Facebook for “inciting violence” in the nation’s Capitol.
The President condemned the social media blackout and said he warned his followers he would be banned on Twitter and Facebook.
“This will be a catastrophic mistake for them,” he said. “They are dividing and divisive.”