He also complained about the Monday FBI raid of the office of his personal attorney, saying "they do the Unthinkable, and RAID lawyers office for information!"
Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Peru in Trump's stead for the Summit of the Americas, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced.
"I think it would be suicide for the president" to fire Mueller, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, said on CNN on Tuesday, calling for Trump to let the special counsel's probe go forward.
U.S. President Donald Trump looks out a window of the Oval Office following an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. "The President will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world".
Trump pledged "major decisions" on Syria - he is expected to decide by the end of Tuesday whether to launch military strikes in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack blamed on Damascus and its allies.
But the president had been telling confidants for weeks that he was not eager to make the three-day trip, according to two people who have discussed it with him in recent weeks but were not authorized to disclose the private conversations.
But Trump's depiction of a "calm and calculated" White House focused on trade, North Korea, and Syria, stands at odds with his later admission that a "never ending and corrupt" investigation is taking "tremendous time and focus". The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment about Cobb and McGahn trying to dissuade Trump.
Taliban Kill a Governor and Overrun a Government Compound
The center of Khwaja Omari district is 10kms far from Ghazni City and shares a border with Jaghato district of Wardak province. Rahmani said the Taliban planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack.
His anger showed no signs of abating.
The advice of the lawyers takes on greater significance following the departure of key aides, such as Hope Hicks, who recently resigned as White House communications director.
Senior members of the US Congress have repeatedly urged Trump not to fire the special counsel.
"The raid is seismic", Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a former federal prosecutor, told MSNBC, adding such searches by the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicate the possibility a crime was committed.
"This is about getting Donald Trump at all costs even if it means stretching the boundaries of exceptions to attorney-client privilege", said former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo. Robert Mueller, a special counsel was appointed in May previous year.
Trump on Tuesday continued to rail about the raids on Cohen's NY office and a hotel where he had been staying, calling them "a total witch hunt". Last month, Trump said U.S. troops would "be coming out of Syria like very soon". Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor was also named in the investigation by Muller.