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Trump Says Democrats Trying to Impeach Him Are Being Unpatriotic

The array of Democratic members of Congress trying to impeach President Donald Trump are being “unpatriotic,” Trump told reporters in London on Dec. 3.

Asked if the impeachment inquiry casts a cloud over the negotiations Trump is conducting in the United Kingdom, the president told reporters: “I think its very unpatriotic for the Democrats to put on a performance where they do that. I do. I think its a bad thing for our country. Impeachment wasnt supposed to be used that way.”

“All you have to do is read the transcripts, youll see there was absolutely nothing done wrong. They had legal scholars looking at the transcripts the other day and theyre saying these are absolutely perfect. Trump is right when he uses the word,” he added, referring to his phone calls earlier this year with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Those calls that we made, two of them, were absolutely perfect calls and I think its a very bad thing for our country. Does it cast a cloud? Well, if it does, then the Democrats have done a very great disservice to the country, which they have. Theyve wasted a lot of time.”

The next public impeachment hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4, while Trump will still be in London.

Trump said that some Democrats are getting upset about the inquiry dragging on and that the probe is jeopardizing the chances of staying in office for some lawmakers.

Jerry Nadler in Congress
Jerry Nadler in Congress
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Capitol Hill in a file photograph. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

“Its really having a tremendous impact and a lot of Democrats, I hear, are very upset. They just got back from their districts and I hear theyre very upset. The impeachment witch hunt, its really just a continuation of the hoax thats been taking place for the last three years, and I think you know that,” he said.

“I can tell you the districts where I won, and then they had an election in between mine, they had an election and other people got in, Democrats got in, those districts are leaning very big toward me,” he said.

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