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Defiant Trump Tries to Burnish Legacy Amid Growing Riot Fury

  • Texas trip to tout wall may be last appearance as president
  • Pence says he won’t try to remove Trump under 25th Amendment
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after touring a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas on Jan, 12.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after touring a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas on Jan, 12.Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Faced with growing anger from within his own party, a defiant Donald Trump rejects any responsibility for last week’s insurrection at the Capitol as he sought to burnish his tarnished legacy, in what may be his final public appearance as president.

Trump flew to Alamo, Texas, to stand next to a section of new border wall and deliver a 22-minute speech, in which he warned of further unrest if Congress dares to impeach him -- even as the U.S. House is about to do just that on Wednesday.