During a Thursday lunch with television news anchors, President Donald Trump gave more detailed comments on the appointment of a special counselor in the investigation of Russia's involvement in the 2016 election — which he called “the single greatest witch hunt” in the history of American politics during an early morning tweetstorm,
“I believe it hurts the country terribly because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country,” he said, according to CNN. “And we have very important things to do right now,” he added, citing trade deals, military issues, and the spread of nuclear weapons.
“It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slated so much in their way,” he said. “That's all this is. I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country. And I think it's a very, very negative thing.”
Trump closed his comments by stating that “hopefully, this can go quickly, because we have to show unity if we're going to do great things with respect to the rest of the world.”