President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 17, answered questions from the press at the White House. The president was on his way to a campaign rally in North Carolina. Asked by reporters about the tweet that had been making headlines since Sunday, when he referred to “Democratic Congresswomen” who were bad-mouthing the country to leave if they didn’t like it.

The president tweeted on July 14, “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

The president has stood by his remarks on numerous occasions, making it clear what the tweet was referring to. At the White House on Wednesday he said, “No, if people want to leave our country they can if they don’t want to love our country, if they don’t want to fight for our country they can. I’ll never change on that. No.”

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He was then asked if he thought he was winning the political fight. He said, “I’m winning the political fight. I think I’m winning it by a lot. I think that they are not espousing the views of our country. The four congresswomen, I think that they’ve said horrible things that the press doesn’t cover, I think you should try covering it. When you look at some of the things they said, they’re unthinkable. If somebody else or me or anybody else said things like that, it would be historic.”

The president made the remark on just how far left the Democratic Party is going, saying they are going “in a direction that nobody thought possible, they’re going so far left, they’re going to fall off a cliff!”

 Later that afternoon on Wednesday, July 17, the House passed a bill to stop a resolution to impeach the president. The House vote came to 332-95. Every Republican voted against the impeachment.

Following that decision the president took to twitter saying, “The United States House of Representatives has just overwhelmingly voted to kill the Resolution on Impeachment, 332-95-1. This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on. Impeachment of your President, who has led the greatest economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER. This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”

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Includes reporting from The Associated Press