Trump reacts to impeachment, scathing new op-ed calls for his removal

ABC News’ Jon Karl reports on the latest reactions from the White House in the wake of the impeachment decision.
1:37 | 12/20/19

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Transcript for Trump reacts to impeachment, scathing new op-ed calls for his removal
house response from our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl. We heard the Mary say the president is mad as hell. They were a bit surprised by this move from speaker Pelosi. Reporter: No doubt about that, George. The president has been asking his aides what Pelosi is up to trying to figure out what the strategy is, what is happening next. But as you heard Mary mention, Mcconnell, Mitch Mcconnell, the Republican leader has been saying he didn't want a trial in the first place. He'd be fine not to have one. That is not the message here at the white house as the president himself tweeted last night, I want an immediate trial. The president wants a senate trial because he knows that barring some seismic event he will prevail. The Democrats will fall far short of removing him from office and he will point to that as vindication. He wants it but does he really want witnesses? No, he does not -- he's been all over the map publicly but the white house position is they do not want any white house staffers testifying. Meantime, we saw overnight the evangelical magazine "Christianity today" coming out with an editorial saying the president should be removed from office. Reporter: Yeah, this is interesting. This was the publication founded by Billy graham, the late evangelical leader and in the editorial they write, unsavory dealings and immoral acts by the president and those close to limb have rendered this administration morally unable to lead. They want him removed from office. Now, Billy graham's son Franklin graham has reacted to this by saying that his father, who died last year, would be embarrassed by this editorial and he says that his dad voted for Donald Trump. Jon Karl, thanks very much.

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