President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at reporters when they asked him why he was refusing to send his own attorneys to the House impeachment hearings this week.
While talking with reporters, the president railed against the House Democrats for pursuing impeachment charges against him. A reporter then asked the president why he wouldn’t at least send a member of his own legal team to the hearings to represent him.
“Because the whole thing is a hoax!” the president shouted. “Everybody knows it!”
The president went on to repeat his blatant lie from earlier in the day about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky supposedly exonerating him in a new Time magazine interview, despite the fact that Zelensky actually criticized the president for withholding military aid to his country during a time when he’s at war with Russian-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine.
President Trump on impeachment inquiry: "It's a disgrace for our country…The whole thing is a hoax." pic.twitter.com/YCzAcBvk0u
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WATCH LIVE: Trump tries to distract from the Democratic debate with his own rally
President Donald Trump is on a west coast swing to raise Beverly Hills cash. But Wednesday, Trump will deliver one of his classic rambling speeches to a room full of fans in an attempt to distract attention away from the Democratic debate in Arizona.
MSNBC intends to air the debate, where former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will appear for the first time on the debate stage. There are expected to be fireworks on the stage as Democratic candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticize the former mayor for buying his way into the Democratic debate and the primary.
WATCH LIVE: Michael Bloomberg faces questions for the first time in Las Vegas Democratic Debate
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear on the debate stage for the first time in the Democratic primary.
MSNBC will air a Wednesday debate, where there are expected to be fireworks on the stage as Democratic candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) criticize the former mayor for buying his way into the Democratic debate and the primary.
"The debate will test Bloomberg’s ability to handle the scrutiny he has largely escaped until recently. It’ll be the first time he’ll share the stage with his Democratic rivals and be judged by voters in the sort of uncontrolled environment that even his money cannot buy," reported NBC News.
Trump threatens federal government takeover of San Francisco: ‘It’s worse than a slum’
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the federal government may "step in" to take control of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The president made the remarks at a White House event in Bakersfield, California. During the event, Trump responded to someone who said he wanted to "get rid" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Get rid of Pelosi! That's okay with me!" Trump exclaimed. "Lot of people agree. Look what's happened to San Francisco. So sad what's happened, when you see a slum, where it's a slum. It's worse than a slum. There's no slum like that."
"It's something that we're going to do something about," he added. "Because if they don't fix it up, clean it up, take care of the homeless, do what they have to do but clean up their city, the federal government is going to have to step in. And we're going to do it in Los Angeles and San Francisco."