A few hours after sounding off on the impeachment inquiry during a lengthy call to “Fox and Friends” Friday morning, President Trump still had more grievances to air.
While speaking to reporters at the White House Friday, Trump insisted that the “impeachment hoax” has “worked out incredibly well.”
“I think we had a tremendous week with the hoax,” Trump said. “You know, the great hoax. They call it the impeachment hoax. And that’s really worked out incredibly well.”
Trump then said that support from the GOP has reached a new level.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen support in the Republican Party like we do right now,” he said. “We’ve never had this kind of support.”
Republicans vigorously defended Trump during the impeachment hearings, with House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaking at length about various debunked conspiracy theories that would benefit the President. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who joined the Intel Committee for the express purpose of being an attack dog for the Republicans, barked at the witnesses every chance he got.
When pressed on whether the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry should be fired, Trump dodged the question but called the whistleblower “fake.”
“What whistleblower?” Trump said. “I don’t think there is. I consider it to be a fake whistleblower, because what he wrote didn’t correspond to what I said.”
Watch Trump’s remarks below:
Trump: "I think we had a tremendous week with the hoax." pic.twitter.com/attBzSbc2K
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) November 22, 2019