Trump: Democrats' impeachment 'performance' is 'unpatriotic'

Trump: Democrats' impeachment 'performance' is 'unpatriotic'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE on Tuesday slammed Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry as “unpatriotic” and “a bad thing for our country” during a trip to London for a meeting with NATO leaders.

“I think it’s very unpatriotic of the Democrats to put on a performance,” Trump said during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the sidelines of the summit, The Associated Press reports.

“I think it’s a bad thing for our country,” he added.

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Trump insisted he is centered on improving domestic and foreign policy and not impeachment, despite his frequent tweets bashing Democrats over their probe, the AP noted.

Trump’s comments come ahead of the House Judiciary Committee’s first public hearing in the impeachment probe into the president's dealings with Ukraine.

The panel on Wednesday will hear from constitutional lawyers to ”explore the framework put in place to respond to serious allegations of impeachable misconduct like those against President Trump,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerREAD: Articles of impeachment against Trump Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles GOP lawmaker criticizes Democratic counsel over facial expression: 'Be very careful' MORE (D-N.Y.) said.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump administration imposes sanction on Saudi diplomat over Khashoggi killing Mulvaney: 'Politics can and should influence foreign policy' The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGrocery store behind viral reusable bag at impeachment hearing offers 'free briefcase' promotion Watchdog report finds FBI not motivated by political bias in Trump probe GOP counsel raises eyebrows with shopping bag at impeachment hearing MORE have complained about the timing of the hearing while Trump is overseas.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump tore into French President Emmanuel Macron over his comments about NATO experiencing “brain death,” saying they were "very insulting" and "nasty," despite being openly critical of the alliance himself.