President Donald Trump on Friday waved off the need for any extra help in countering House Democrats' impeachment efforts, declaring “I’m the team.”
The remarks outside the White House before leaving for an event in South Carolina recalled Trump’s 2016 declaration while accepting the GOP presidential nomination that “I alone can fix it.”
"Here’s the thing. I don’t have teams,” Trump told reporters Friday when asked if he would bolster his team to deal with impeachment efforts, The Hill reported. “Everyone’s talking about teams. I’m the team. I did nothing wrong,"
Trump's allies want the White House to develop a more organized structure to respond to the impeachment drive, NBC News reported.
Some have even suggested Trump follow the war-room model set up by the Clinton White House that kept President Bill Clinton out of the daily fray of impeachment. The Clinton White House was “on message every day,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday, NBC News noted.
According to NBC News, which cited unnamed sources, there’s instead been an internal tug-of-war between top White House lawyer Pat Cipillone and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who have both tried to take control of the response while maintaining their other responsibilities.
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