The President said: "Be careful what you wish for" (Image: REUTERS)
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Donald Trump repeated warnings that impeaching him for a second time would be "dangerous".
He said he was at "zero risk" of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution – which allows the Vice President to remove him from office with the backing of the cabinet.
And in a warning the exact meaning of which was unclear, he said the 25th Amendment would "come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration."
He added: "As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for."
The President claimed moves to impeach him for a second time were a "continuation" of the "witch hunt" against him.
And he warned it was: "causing tremendous anger and division and pain far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA, especially at this very tender time."
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Of the violence in Washington, the President added: "As I have consistently said throughout my administration, we believe in respecting America's history and traditions, not tearing them down.
"We believe in the rule of law, not in violence or rioting."
In Washington, Democrats are poised to impeach the President for a second time over the Capitol siege.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives plans to vote as soon as Wednesday on an article of impeachment charging President Trump with inciting insurrection unless he resigns or Vice President Mike Pence moves to oust him under a provision in the US Constitution.
The House will vote later on Tuesday on a resolution calling on Pence, a Republican, to invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, a never-before used power that allows a majority of the Cabinet to strip the president of power if he or she is unable to discharge the office's duties.
Pence advisers say he is opposed to the idea.
With only eight days left in Trump's term, chances the Democratic push will result in his removal before Biden takes office on January 20 appear remote. But Democrats say Trump's actions demand a response.
Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
The President made the remarks in Alamo, Texas, where he was visiting a section of the border wall he promised to build when he first announced his run for President.
He warned removing him from office would be 'dangerous'
(Image: AFP via Getty Images)
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He infamously said of those crossing the Mexico border in 2016: "They're bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.
"And some, I assume, are good people"
Speaking in front of a section of the wall, the President added: "This has been a difficult year and a very difficult election…now is the time for our nation to heal, and its time for peace and for calm."