Trump calls impeachment trial ‘disgraceful,’ a ‘hoax’

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

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