Donald Trump has warned that efforts to impeach him are causing “tremendous anger” – but stressed he wants “no violence” in the run-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since last week’s deadly riots at the US Capitol, Mr Trump declined to answer questions on whether he would resign.
His remarks came as he left for a trip to the border wall in Texas.
“We want absolutely no violence,” said the president.
“On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch-hunt in the history of politics, it’s ridiculous – it’s absolutely ridiculous.
“The impeachment is causing tremendous anger… and it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing,” said Mr Trump.