Trump Says He Doesn’t Need An Impeachment Team: “I’m The Team”
President Donald Trump said on Friday that he does not need a team to help him navigate Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, insisting he has done nothing wrong.
"Here’s the thing. I don’t have teams. Everyone’s talking about teams. I’m the team. I did nothing wrong," Trump told reporters outside the White House, according to The Hill.
Trump used the time to rant at length against the impeachment inquiry, the publication said, calling Democrats’ efforts a “phony deal” and insisting once again that his phone call with Ukraine’s president was “perfect.”
The president also predicted that if he is removed from office, the country will experience “a recession, depression the likes of which this country hasn’t seen,” adding that he is unsure how Democrats could impeach "one of the most successful presidents."
But Trump’s insistence that an impeachment team is unnecessary, essentially downplaying the seriousness of the situation, does not comport with Democrats’ findings on his Ukraine dealings to date. The Hill noted: “Several former administration officials have testified thus far, with some giving damaging testimony against the president.”