US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor's mansion in deep-red Louisiana.
Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20 percentage points, Trump lashed out at Democratic investigators and what he called a “deranged impeachment witch hunt.”
While arguing it was a political boon for his reelection, he acknowledged for the first time a personal toll from the impeachment process that stands to cloud his legacy.
“I have one problem,” Trump said. “Impeachment to me is a dirty word, it's been very unfair, very hard on my family.” The House began public impeachment hearings Wednesday.