President Donald Trump wrote his scathing letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because it was "very important" for him to put his stance in writing "so it would be safe for future generations," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Wednesday.
"Today is a very, very sad day for this country," Grisham said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "He wanted to make sure that he put down exactly what they're doing. A president is about to be impeached for partisan political reasons and that alone."
She added that "history is not going to look kindly" on Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, and Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler.
Grisham also said she thinks Pelosi is pushing to impeach Trump because "she's being held hostage by a very, very radical group within the Democratic Party," and because of pressure, "she overplayed her hand and now she has to see it through."
Meanwhile, the impeachment is "absolutely" backfiring in public opinion, said Grisham.
"If you've seen the polls, Americans are not interested in this," she added. "Americans know that this president is working for them. We've got the results to prove it when you consider the economy, USMCA, the military, and jobs [and] the work he's doing on behalf of the veterans. He is such a focused president."
Trump and his family are continuing to stay focused and work, Grisham noted, but "it can't be easy for them."
Grisham refused to comment about the White House's legal strategy but said Trump will be represented well.
"At the end of the day he did nothing wrong, and that is all that really matters," she said.
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