President Trump on Monday ripped Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for trying to oust him from office.
“I think that she’s done this country a tremendous disservice. She’s created a phony witch hunt another one. First one failed. They’re all failing. This one is just absolutely crazy,” Trump said.
Democrats have moved to impeach Trump, who they say demanded a quid pro quo from a foreign leader in a July 25 phone call. A transcript of that call, though, shows Trump did not demand that the president Ukraine investigate the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son in the country in order to get U.S. aid.
“All you have to do is read the transcript of the call. Read the transcript. This is a open and shut simple case. They’re desperate because they know they are going to lose the election. They are desperate to do something because they know they are going to lose the election. This administration has created the strongest economy in the history of our country. We have the greatest stock market. We had over 100 times we broke the record for stock market,” Trump said.
“I think they want to impeach me because it’s the only way they’re going to win,” he said. “They’ve got nothing. All they have is a phone call that is perfect. All they have is a whistleblower who’s disappear. Where is he?” the president said.
Democrats, he said, are just “playing games.”
“They figure they can’t win the election so maybe we can find some ground — we will get somebody that Trump never met and maybe they will say something bad about Trump. And if they do really bad maybe it can stick a little bit–I don’t think it’s going to work. They have treated the Republican party with great disrespect.”
In a brief Q&A with reporters at the White House, Trump also touted the economy.
“If you look at people’s stocks — their 401ks, if you look at anything you want to look at they are far better off now that they probably ever have been in this country–record stock markets. And don’t forget, stock market is not just rich people — it’s all people. Because all people own in the stock markets — New York Stock Exchange, all of them. They’re at record highs. Nobody’s ever done more than we’ve done.”
He also said, “I think the Democrats fight dirty. I think the Democrat are lousy politicians with lousy policy.”
Watch the clip below.