Trump Admits Impeachment Has Been ‘Very, Very Hard’ on His Family
President acknowledges toll inquiry has had at his rally in Louisiana
Speaking to the crowd at his rally in Louisiana, trump said:
“I have one problem. And it has been very hard on my family. Whoever heard — impeachment to me is a dirty word. It’s been very unfair, very hard on my family."
"Me, it’s my whole life, it’s crazy. What a life I lead. You think this is fun, don’t you? But it’s been very hard on my family. Very, very hard,” the president added.
Trump also said that Republicans had told him they want to keep to the investigation going because it’s been good for them politically.
“Do you think we could keep this going?,” Trump said, imitating Republican lawmakers.
“I said, 'Do me a favor, let’s get it ended,'” Trump said.
The president then claimed evangelical leaders informed him that "the church has never been more energized as it is right now because of what they're trying to do to our president. Ever."
Trump, earlier this week, said he was 'too busy' to watch the first round of impeachment hearings.
"It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax," said Trump.
"I’m too busy to watch it. I have not been briefed.”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the president was getting on with his job.
"He's in the Oval in meetings,” she said.
“Not watching. He's working."
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is heading the hearing, said he believed Trump's possible impeachable offenses include 'bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors.'
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also said Trump had engaged in "bribery."
“The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the election."
“That’s bribery," she concluded.
Pelosi said Wednesday's hearing showed “a narrative about the president threatening to grant or withhold military assistance to Ukraine, which is in our national interest to do so because they were fighting Russians.”