While Washington's impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump is rapidly taking place in Washington, the President is disappointed in campaign rallies in which his attacks on House Democrats and the media serve to strengthen his forces , from supporters.
Trump, who has been charged with allegations of abusing the power of his office to put pressure on Ukraine to identify his political enemies, is raising his followers on the street rather than settling at home. He mocked the allegations as a "witch hunt".
While Trump was exposed in Washington to fierce criticism of the Ukraine scandal and his sudden withdrawal from US troops from Syria, he reveled in the Rockstar reception he had received rallies thousands of miles away in Minneapolis and Dallas.
Supporters repeat the President's attacks on impeachment, the House Democrats and what Trump calls the "swamp" of Washington, DC, and to defend his phone call with the Ukrainian president, in response to an investigation by former Vice President Joe Biden urged, a top political competitor. The impeachment, many said, will lead to the re-election of Trump in 2020.
James Wilson, 47, a payroll manager in Rowlett who secured a spot in the front row on Trump's rally in the Dallas Sports Arena on Thursday, said the impeachment is just another part of a long series attacks, including Special Representative Robert Mueller, who examined Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
] But he compared it to a "boomerang".
"Every time the other side throws something, it comes back and hits them," Wilson said.
It will never stop, he said.
"The Democrats do not want him," Wilson said. "They will do everything to get him out legally and illegally, but they will lose in 2020."
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It's not just Democrat Trump, followers said; It is also part of what the president calls the "deep state" of the government bureaucracy.
"I think the swamp is fighting back and they're going down hard," said Mary Shea, 65, a retiree from Houston who was waiting hours to get to Dallas Arena.
"I do not think he did anything most other presidents did not," she said. "All presidents go around the corner."
The impeachment investigation revolved around Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Wlodomyr Zelensky, repeatedly calling on him to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, who was on the board, of Burisma, an energy company in Ukraine , The Ukrainian officials have found no evidence of misconduct of the Bidens.
Trump supporters slammed his accusers.
"This is a group of culprits trying to hide their crooks," said Naomi Hodgkins, 64, a half-retired business consultant from nearby Mesquite, Texas, who wore a button that said "Trump 2020: No More bullshit. "
"They are making a psychological transfer of their guilt on him … The Biden-thing is going to go really deep."
Hodgkins' opinion has been hundreds of miles from the supporters of the president Repeats North in Minneapolis, where Trump held a rally on October 10, his first campaign event since the impeachment announced on September 24.
Charges floated above the crowds in front of the downtown arena, where protesters beat pipes and drums in the rain along Minneapolis' First Avenue. Dallas saw his own share of demonstrators hurling similar impeachment signs in the air.