Trump explodes as Democrats ratchet up impeachment push

The president lashed out at Hill Democrats as House leaders announced a fresh round of potential White House subpoenas.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday ripped into House Democrats’ ramped-up impeachment inquiry, calling the effort “BULLSHIT” on Twitter as lawmakers signaled that White House refusal to comply with their requests would be used as evidence against him.

“The Do Nothing Democrats should be focused on building up our Country, not wasting everyone’s time and energy on BULLSHIT, which is what they have been doing ever since I got overwhelmingly elected in 2016,” Trump tweeted as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill.

“[G]et a better candidate this time, you’ll need it!” he added.

In a morning tweetstorm ahead of planned meetings and a joint news conference with the visiting president of Finland, Trump called Schiff, D-Calif., a “low life,” blamed declines in the stock market on Democratic impeachment efforts and suggested staffers were inappropriately listening to his phone calls.

About 30 minutes later, a combative Trump lashed out at Schiff from the Oval Office, calling him “shifty” and a “dishonest guy” who “couldn’t carry” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “blank strap.” Those words appeared to be a reference to “jock strap.”

Article URL : https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-explodes-democrats-ratchet-impeachment-push-n1061281

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