Trump: Schiff, Nadler must go back in a room and 'laugh their asses off'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE lashed out at two top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, accusing them of pushing a false narrative surrounding his conversation with the president of Ukraine.

At a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Trump went after Reps. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTop intelligence community lawyer leaving position Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Nadler demands answers from Barr on 'new channel' for receiving Ukraine info from Giuliani Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairmen of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, respectively.


"When you see little Adam Schiff go out and lie and lie and stand at the mic — smart guy, by the way — stand at the mic and act like he's so serious. And then he goes into a room with Nadler, and they must laugh their asses off," Trump said. "They must laugh their asses off."

"But it's so bad for our country. People have said ... they don't know if one man anywhere in the world with all the men they know — or woman — that could handle what I've had to handle," he added.

The president used his press conference to blast the Democrats' announced plans for an impeachment inquiry targeting him, calling it an excuse for Democrats to seek his removal in a manner outside of a voting booth.

Trump has battled criticism from Democratic lawmakers for days over his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It intensified on Wednesday with the release of a memo detailing the conversation between the two leaders.

The memo showed that Trump had urged Zelensky to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Sanders by single digits in South Carolina: poll Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Biden will go after Bloomberg, Sanders at Las Vegas debate, aides say MORE, with Trump telling the Ukrainian leader he should speak with Trump's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiDemocratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe The Hill's review of John Solomon's columns on Ukraine Trump flexes pardon power with high-profile clemencies MORE about allegations against the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

The White House has maintained that transcripts of the call show that no quid pro quo was offered by Trump relating to Ukrainian aid and an investigation into Biden, while Democrats have argued that what was said in the call constitutes an impeachable offense.