President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe North Dakota company gets 0M border wall contract after support from Trump Fox’s Cavuto reads mean letters urging him to stay away after Trump criticism MORE on Tuesday slammed Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry as “unpatriotic” and “a bad thing for our country” during a trip to London for a meeting with NATO leaders.
“I think it’s very unpatriotic of the Democrats to put on a performance,” Trump said during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the sidelines of the summit, The Associated Press reports.
“I think it’s a bad thing for our country,” he added.
Trump insisted he is centered on improving domestic and foreign policy and not impeachment, despite his frequent tweets bashing Democrats over their probe, the AP noted.
Trump’s comments come ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing in the impeachment probe into the president’s dealings with Ukraine.
The panel on Wednesday will hear from constitutional lawyers to ”explore the framework put in place to respond to serious allegations of impeachable misconduct like those against President Trump,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary announces impeachment witnesses Five things to watch for at Trump’s NATO meetings GOP lawmaker compares Trump impeachment hearings to ‘Star Wars’: It’s ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ MORE (D-N.Y.) said.
Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOn The Money: Trump opens surprise new front in trade war | Trump official proposes tariffs on .4B in French goods | US manufacturing contracts for fourth straight month Hillicon Valley: Trump officials propose retaliatory tariffs over French digital tax | FBI classifies FaceApp as threat | Twitter revamps policies to comply with privacy laws | Zuckerberg defends political ads policy Overnight Defense: Trump heads to NATO meeting amid tensions | Impeachment inquiry enters critical next phase | China suspends US Navy port calls to Hong Kong MORE, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway quote-tweets Kellyanne Conway on Trump, Biden, Ukraine Five things to watch for at Trump’s NATO meetings Conway says she’ll attend impeachment hearing if Schiff testifies MORE have complained about the timing of the hearing while Trump is overseas.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump tore into French President Emmanuel Macron over his comments about NATO experiencing “brain death,” saying they were “very insulting” and “nasty,” despite being openly critical of the alliance himself.