President Donald Trump said the impeachment inquiry is a “scam” and the conversation he had with the president of Ukraine was a good one, speaking to reporters at the White House, amid a signing ceremony for a new trade deal with Japan.

“”First of all the impeachment inquiry is a scam. The conversation that I had with the Ukrainian President Zelinskiy was a very good conversation …,” the president said.

The president also stated the Democrats came out with the whistleblower’s report even before they saw the conversation between him and the president of Ukraine, “They came out with a whistleblower report before they saw the conversation.”

President Donald Trump also said the impeachment inquiry is driving his poll numbers higher, “This is a scam. And the people are wise to it and that’s why my polls went up.” But he also admitted it “makes it harder to do my job.” He was answering questions during the signing of the trade deal with Japan on Oct. 7.

“So I think it’s very sad for our country. I think it makes it harder to do my job but I do my job and I do it better than anybody who’s done it for the first two and a half years,” President Trump said.

He also told to reporters that the Democrats did what is “unthinkable” to the United States, “I’ll tell you what, they should really be looked at very strongly because what they did is unthinkable. What they did to this country is unthinkable.”

Three days earlier, on Friday, Oct. 4, the president reiterated that he has “an obligation to end CORRUPTION,” referring to his July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy, where he asked Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s corruption in the Ukraine. 

“And, by the way, likewise China should start an investigation into the Bidens. Because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine,” the president told reporters on the White House lawn, on Oct.3.

“As president I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!” President Trump tweeted.