Trump says he wants 'immediate' impeachment trial

US President Donald Trump has said that he wants "an immediate trial" in the Senate, after the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to pass two articles of impeachment against him.

"So after the Democrats gave me no due Process in the House, no lawyers, no witnesses, no nothing, they now want to tell the Senate how to run their trial," Xinhua news agency reported citing Trump as saying in a tweet on Thursday.

"Actually, they have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial." Wednesday's vote made Trump the third president in US history to be formally impeached and will now face a trial in the Republican-majority Senate next month.