With impeachment proceedings set to begin against President Donald Trump, some of the president's allies are telling reporters that he still hasn't processed the grave situation he currently faces.
With even holdouts such as Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) jumping aboard the impeachment bandwagon, the Democrats now have well over the majority of their caucus in favor of an impeachment inquiry.
Despite this, reports CNN's Kaitlan Collins, the president doesn't really believe he's in any political danger.
"We reported yesterday that some people close to Trump believe he is in denial about the gravity of the situation he’s facing, not believing he’ll really be impeached," Collins reports. "Only hearing more echo that today."
We reported yesterday that some people close to Trump believe he is in denial about the gravity of the situation he… https://t.co/hTHiaoVcjh— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1569608803.0
Similarly, Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tells the New York Times' Annie Karni that the president doesn't want to make too big a deal out of getting impeached, and she says that creating a rapid-response "war room" to handle the impeachment inquiry "would be overreaction on our part."
Having a formal war room, or rapid response operation, “would be overreaction on our part,” said Kellyanne Conway. https://t.co/9NOjaQf4ys— Annie Karni (@Annie Karni) 1569610899.0