Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax' in Davos


21st January, 2020 06:19:14 printer

Trump calls impeachment trial 'disgraceful' and a 'hoax' in Davos

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on Tuesday. –AFP

US President Donald Trump branded his impeachment trial a "hoax" in the Swiss resort of Davos on Tuesday, hours before senators were to start debating a push to remove him from office.

Asked by reporters why he was in Davos, not back in Washington, Trump said: "We're meeting with world leaders, the most important people in the world and we're bringing back tremendous business."

"The other's just a hoax," he said. "It's the witch hunt that's been going on for years and frankly it's disgraceful."