Trump rips impeachment as 'single greatest scam'

President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE lashed out at House Democrats on Saturday in a video message accusing the party of attempting to undo his agenda and past accomplishments in office through impeachment.

Trump tweeted a video arguing that an impeachment probe launched by House Democrats this week amounted to "the single greatest scam in the history of American politics."


"The Democrats want to take away your guns, they want to take away your healthcare, they want to take away your vote, they want to take away your freedom, they want to take away your judges," Trump said in the video.

"It's all very simple: They're trying to stop me, because I'm fighting for you," the president continued.

Trump's remarks came days after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris MORE (D-Calif.) announced that he would be the target of a formal impeachment inquiry in the House.

Democrats are investigating the newest scandal engulfing Trump's administration: Trump's contacts with Ukraine's president about the launch of an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE.

Democrats argued that a readout of Trump's conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky showed clear efforts by Trump to put undue pressure on Ukraine's government in order to convince Zelensky to launch a criminal probe into Biden, currently a top 2020 Democratic primary contender.

Trump and his allies have argued that the president was within his rights to suggest Zelensky launch the investigation, and claim that the president put no improper pressure on Zelensky during their conversations.