President Trump Addresses Media Ahead of Trip to Southern Border

President Trump spoke to the media in his first public appearance since the Capitol protests on Tuesday morning, January 12, ahead of a planned trip to the US-Mexico border.

Trump delivered remarks on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the southern border wall on Tuesday morning, saying the wall had made a “tremendous difference” in drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

It was the first time Trump appeared publicly since security at the US Capitol was overtaken on January 6, resulting in the deaths of at least five people, including one police officer.

“As far as this is concerned, we want no violence. Never violence. We want absolutely no violence,” Trump continued. "And 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.

“This impeachment is causing tremendous anger. And you’re doing it. And it’s really a terrible thing that they’re doing. For Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger. I want no violence,” Trump said. Credit: The White House via Storyful