(CNSNews.com) -- At a rally in Louisiana on Wednesday, President Donald Trump quoted from the pro-coup/impeachment tweets of the whistleblower's lawyer, Mark S. Zaid, confirming his revulsion for the president.
Trump also stressed that the "crooked media" are working hand-in-hand with "crooked politicians" to push a "hyper-partisan impeachment witch hunt."
Back in January 2017, in response to a post by CNN's Jake Tapper, Zaid had tweeted, "#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers."
Zaid also tweeted in July 2017, "I predict @CNN will play a key role in @realDonaldTrump not finishing our his full term as president."
At the rally, President Trump said, "Now, crooked politicians Nancy Pelosi and 'Shifty' Adam Schiff, and the crooked media, have launched the deranged, delusional, destructive, and hyper-partisan impeachment witch hunt. Now here we go again -- except a lot of things have happened."
"I don't know if you saw it," he said, "but I just got off the plane and they handed me [an article] -- look at this character [attorney Mark Zaid] -- they just handed me this story, 'Coup has started, whistleblower's attorney said in 2017.' You know when that was? That was a long time ago. It's all a hoax."
Trump continued, "They say in January 2017 'a coup has started' and 'impeachment will follow ultimately.' It's all a hoax. It's a scam."
"And you know who helps them?" he said. "These people right back there, the media. Oh, a light's going to go off. A CNN light's going to go off. Then, it said from the lawyer [Zaid], a sleazeball, it said, I predict that @CNN will play a key role in @realdonaldtrump not finishing out his first term.' Can you believe this?"
"And this was done a long time ago," said the president. "Then he [Zaid] goes, 'As one falls, two more will take their place,' referring to outgoing Trump administration employees -- who, by the way, have been put through Hell by the sleaze back there and by crooked politicians."