Trump sounds off on impeachment investigation at rally in Louisiana

The president used foul language to denounce impeachment proceedings in Lake Charles.
2:25 | 10/12/19

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Transcript for Trump sounds off on impeachment investigation at rally in Louisiana
Dan, president trump pulling no punches when he took aim at the Democrats overnight as he also reported progress in ending the China trade war. ABC's David Wright joins us from the white house with more. David, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, whit. The president is holding his head high, playing to his base hammering out a growing list of grievances. At a rally he trumpeted a tentative trade deal with China and blasted the impeachment inquiry. For the second night in a row president trump sought to escape the dizzying developments back home to trot out on the campaign trail where he denounced what he called -- The unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep state bureaucrats and the fake news media. There they are right there. Reporter: The president also had good news to share. I just made a great China deal today. Reporter: Claiming significant progress in trade talks with the vice premier of China. There's nothing bigger than what we're doing with China. We've come to a very substantial phase one deal. Reporter: President trump said the partial deal covers intellectual property, financial services and some agricultural products. The talks may signal an easing of retaliatory tariffs on both sides including a hike on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods that was set to take effect later this month. ABC's Jon Karl asked if other subjects came up in his talks with the Chinese? Can you assure the American people you did not bring up Joe Biden in these negotiations? You have not brought up that? I have not brought up Joe Biden. China can do whatever they want with respect to the Bidens. Reporter: As for the trade agreement, the president insisted this is just a handshake agreement for now. They still have to write the actual agreement, a process that could take weeks, maybe even month, Eva. David Wright for us, thank you. More changes in the trump administration as Kevin mcaleenan, the acting secretary for the department of homeland security announced Friday he is stepping down after six months on the job. Mcaleenan a career law enforcement official who served in the bush and Obama administrations was tapped to stop the influx of undocumented immigrants entering the country through the u.s./mexico border. President trump tweeting mcaleenan has decided he needs to spend more time with his family and explore the private sector.

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