Donald Trump was “borderline screaming” at his lawyer’s “disorganised” performance in the Senate, as his impeachment trial defence team praised a graphic video attacking the former President.
Holed up in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the 74-year-old was reportedly infuriated at Bruce Castor’s opening argument, in which he admitted that he was supposed to speak second, but that the legal team “changed what we were going to do on account that we thought that the House managers’ presentation was well done.”
Two sources close to the former President told CNN that he was “deeply unhappy” and “borderline screaming” at his television while his lawyers argued that an impeachment trial for a non-sitting president would be unconstitutional.
His team lost the argument, with the Senate voting 56 to 44 in favour of proceeding to trial – six Republicans backing the motion.
The Democrat prosecutors, led by Jamie Raskin, presented a slick 13-minute video, cleverly splicing Donald Trump’s speech on January 6, in which he told supporters to “fight like hell,” with the shocking, deadly violence which then ensued.