Trump Trashes ‘Corrupt’ Nadler and Schiff: ‘These Guys Are Major Sleazebags’
President deliverers assessment of impeachment proceedings
President Donald Trump blasted House impeachment managers, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, calling them “major sleazebags” during a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The president added that he'd "love" to attend his ongoing Senate trial back home.
Trump delivered the unsparing assessment of impeachment proceedings, which began a day earlier.
The president jokingly floated the idea of personally attending the trial, if only to anger the Democrats.
“I’d love to go, wouldn’t that be great?” he said.
“Sit right in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces, and I’d love to do it.”
Trump then slammed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
“First of all, Jerrold Nadler, I’ve known him a long time; he’s a sleazebag. Everybody knows that,” the president said.
“I watched the lies from Adam Schiff,” he continued.
“He’s a liar, and he’s a fraud.”
“These are major sleazebags,” Trump said.
“It’s a total hoax. It’s a disgrace. They talked about their tremendous case, and it’s all done.”
“They had no case….It’s a con-job.”
The Democrats alleged that Trump's team had resorted to name-calling because Trump’s actions were indefensible.
“They have no witnesses to absolve the president of the facts,” Schiff said.
Trump also claimed that he would be open to endorsing witness testimony.
“I can live either way,” Trump said.
“I would rather go the long way…I would rather interview Bolton. I would rather interview a lot of people.”
“I’d love to go… and stare in their corrupt faces”— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 22, 2020
President Trump calls US Democrats “major sleazebags” after saying he "would love to go" along to his impeachment trial and "sit in the front row" at the World Economic Forum in Davoshttps://t.co/BJeQHUro8b pic.twitter.com/TVnn7hvEsm
Trumps was referring to his ex-National Security Adviser, John Bolton, who confirmed he planned to comply with any Senate-issued subpoena for his testimony as part of the impeachment trial earlier this month.
“The problem with John is, it’s a national security issue,” the president explained.
“What happens if he reveals what I think about a certain leader, and it’s not very positive. You don’t like people testifying when they leave, and it’s not on good terms.”
When the president was asked why his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was not selected to join his impeachment defense team, he suggested Giuliani could be called to testify.
“I don’t want there to be a conflict, he could be a witness at some point,” Trump said.
“Rudy is on my team, but I’d love to have him up there, but he could have a conflict. But I think the press has been unfair to the greatest mayor in history in New York and greatest crime fighter…He hates to see what’s happening.”
On Tuesday, Democratic impeachment "managers" imploded after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dropped his proposed rules for President Donald Trump's trial.
Just hours before impeachment proceedings are set to resume on the floor, Democrats prosecuting the case against Trump blasted McConnell’s rules as “rigged.”
The impeachment managers issued the blistering statement after McConnell revealed his resolution late Monday.