Donald Trump is “leading himself” towards impeachment, a senior Democrat has claimed. 

Maxine Waters stated on Twiiter that her “greatest desire” was to lead the President “right into impeachment,” 

The Californian congresswoman later clarified her position, saying she had not called for it, but that he was “doing it himself”. 

“Let me just say that the statement I made was a statement in response to questions and pleas that I'm getting from many citizens across this country,” she told a news conference. 

“What are we going to do?"

Ms Waters cited the travel ban and Mr Trump’s rhetoric around Muslims as reasons that could eventually lead to his impeachment.

“I think that he's leading himself in that kind of position, where folks are going to ask, 'What are we going to do?' and the answer is going to be, 'Eventually, we've got to do something about him,'" she said. 

"We cannot continue to have a President who is acting in this manner. It's dangerous to the United States of America." 

She later told CNN that Mr Trump was creating “chaos and division”, adding “we have to find out more about him and some of that I think leads to the possibility of impeachment”. 

An unnamed White House official told the news channel that Ms Waters’ comments were an example of “extreme rhetoric from a completely out-of-touch party”.