Trump Vows to Hold Officials Behind Collusion 'Hoax' Accountable, Crowd Chants 'Lock Them Up'
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are “sick” and haven’t accepted the results of the 2016 election.
Trump said that Special Counsel Bob Mueller was “a God” to Democrats until he determined there was “no collusion” between the Trump campaign Russia.
“We defeated a very corrupt establishment and we kept our promise to the American people and it is driving them crazy. Today, our movement and our country are thriving. Their fraud has been exposed and the credibility of those who pushed this hoax is forever broken. And they have now got big problems,” Trump said during his rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“This group of major losers did not just ruthlessly attack me, my family, and everyone who questioned their lies. They tried to divide our country, to poison the national debate, and to tear up the fabric of our great democracy, the greatest anywhere in the world. They did it all because they refused to accept the results of one of the greatest presidential elections, probably number one, in our history,” he added.
Trump continued, “Many, many people were badly hurt by this scam. But more importantly, our country was hurt. Our country was hurt. And they're on artificial respirators right now. They're getting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Little pencil neck Adam Schiff. He has the smallest thinnest neck I’ve ever seen. He is not a long ball hitter.”
Trump criticized Schiff for saying on Thursday that there could have been some collusion with Russia.
“Sick. Sick. These are sick people. And there has to be accountability because it is all lies. And they know it is lies. They know it. They know it is. Jerry Nadler, I have been fighting him for many years. He was the congressman from Manhattan. I built great things in Manhattan. I had to beat him many times and now I have to come here and I have to beat him again. Can you believe it? I want every record in the history of the Trump Organization,” he said, mocking the congressman. “We will find something somewhere along the lines. A mistake must have been made. These people are sick.”
Trump called on Democrats to “decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bull**it – partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people.”
Trump said the "officials" who were behind the establishment of the Russia collusion investigation, as well as the "dirty dossier," have to be held accountable.
"All the current and former officials who paid for, promoted, and perpetuated the single greatest hoax in the history of politics in our country. They have to be, I'm sorry, they have to be accountable," Trump said.
In response, the crowd chanted, "lock them up."