President Donald Trump, under pressure to resign after being accused of inciting a deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol last week, said Tuesday that moves to impeach him are 'absolutely ridiculous" and causing "tremendous anger," but added that he does not want violence.
"I want no violence," Trump told reporters, after branding the efforts against him "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics," before he left Washington, D.C., to visit the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
Asked whether he feels any responsibility the Capitol attack, Trump said his words to supporters on Wednesday were "totally appropriate."
Trump's remarks come after days out of sight fin the wake of the Capitol siege.
Aides have been urging the president to use the days he has left in office to highlight what they see as the chief accomplishments of his presidency: a massive tax cut, his efforts to roll back federal regulations and the transformation of federal courts with the appointment of conservative judges.
But Trump has repeatedly resisted their efforts as he has remained ensconced in the White House, behind closed doors.
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