The president attended a campaign rally on Wednesday night, Nov.6, at the Monroe Civic Center, in Louisiana, and spent a great deal of time scolding the House Democrats for their impeachment inquiry.
At his third campaign rally within a week, the president referred to the investigation as a “deranged, delusional, destructive and hyperpartisan impeachment witch hunt.” The president addressed the cheering crowd, “It’s all a hoax. It’s a scam.”
Concerning his July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president repeated what he has constantly told the American people. “I had a perfect phone call, a totally perfect phone call.”
The Democrats are “rip[ping] the guts out of our country” said President Trump, and called their impeachment inquiry an “illegal act.”
House Democrats have increased the pace of their inquiry, intending to make their hearings public next week. The White House has brought two new aides on board to handle impeachment messaging.
Several transcripts from their secret behind-closed-doors inquiry have been released over the past few days, and the president has unequivocally stated there was no quid pro quo in his dealings with President Zelenskiy during their phone conversation.
Whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid, raised the president’s ire, after a tweet from Zaid in 2017 was mentioned earlier in the day by Fox News. Zaid had tweeted about the beginning of a “coup” against the president.
“45 years from now we might be recalling stories regarding the impeachment of @realDonaldTrump. I’ll be old, but will be worth the wait,” Zaid wrote in June 2017.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) June 20, 2017
Then, in July 2017, Zaid wrote, “I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing out his full term as president.” Also that month, Zaid tweeted, “We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters.”
“Democrats are becoming increasingly totalitarian,” Trump said, accusing them of “staging show trials” and “trying to overthrow American democracy to impose their socialist agenda,” reports The Hill.
“If the Democrats get back in, you will have a Depression the likes of which you haven’t seen before,” President Trump said.
“Democrats must be accountable for their hoaxes and their crimes,” Trump said, holding a printout of the Fox News piece.
“I don’t know if you saw, I’m just coming off the plane, and they hand me—look at this character. They just hand me this story, ”Coup has started,’ whistleblower attorney said in 2017.'”
The Monroe Center was packed on Wednesday night, it can hold up to 10,000 people, and with more than 40,000 requesting tickets, it’s not hard to see why it was full to capacity.
One supporter, Darlene Smith, said they came to support “our president,” reports the NewsStar. “He’s the best president we’ve had in quite a long time. He’s in it for the people. He’s not in it for the money. He’s not getting paid,” she said.