Donald Trump said Sunday that the Senate should be “reformed” and he “won’t stand for it.”
Trump said Democrats are trying to “take the Senate for granted” and that he won’t stand up for them.
“They want to do it all, they want to take the Senate and just give them a blank check,” Trump said on Fox News Sunday.
“I don’t want to be on the sidelines and they want the Senate to be done with and they’re not going to let me do it.
And I’ll be ready.”
Trump also criticized the Senate’s Republican leadership for not getting tougher on Russia.
“This was a very tough year for the Senate, the Senate Democrats, and they’ve been very unresponsive,” Trump told Fox News.
“You know, they don’t give a damn about what I say.
They just want to have an easy ride, and that’s a terrible situation for the country.”
Trump has repeatedly called for the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton, but he said Sunday he doesn’t want it to happen.
No, I don’t,” Trump responded.
“He should be impeached.
I mean, it’s a very sad thing that happened, but we have to get back to the business of this country and we have got to get a deal.”
Trump is the first sitting president to speak out against Senate Democrats.
His remarks came just days after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump is “unhinged” and a “disaster” and said the president “will be gone by the time you get through.”
Trump, who was in Florida on Sunday, had called on Democrats to get their act together and come together to stop the Russia investigations.
“What you’re doing is an attack on the very fabric of our democracy,” Trump, who has been criticized for his lack of discipline, said.
“You know why?
Because you’re an obstructionist.
You’re a liar, you’re a thief, you don’t care about the people of this nation.”
Democrats have called for more investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow.