On the verge of being targeted by the second impeachment procedure of his mandate, Donald Trump judged this initiative of the Democrats “totally ridiculous”, Tuesday January 12. He also rejected the idea that his remarks in front of the rally of his supporters on Capitol Hill could have encouraged the violence that then erupted there: his speech “has been analyzed”, and “people found what I said to be totally appropriate”, he assured.
In the indictment of the President of the United States, whose term will end on January 20, it is written that he “instigated violence” and “seriously endangered the security of the United States”.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote and adopt this indictment on Wednesday, which would officially launch the process ofimpeachment. Unless Vice President Mike Pence responds favorably to the ultimatum of the Democrats, who ask him to remove Donald Trump from his post.
Tuesday, in his first public speech since the facts, the outgoing president estimated that his indictment caused “immense anger” among his supporters. He also assured that he did not wish “no violence” in a country in the grip of great tensions. He was responding to reporters at an air base near Washington, before taking off for a trip to Texas.
The White House tenant also accused social networks such as Twitter, which suspended his account, of committing “a catastrophic error”. Finally, he ruled that “the real problem” were the statements of “high level politicians” about“horrible riots in Portland, Seattle and other places”, in reference to the summer 2020 demonstrations against racist police violence.