Trump says the word “corruption” eight times in just over one minute.
President Donald Trump is a master brander. His name is plastered on buildings around the world. It once was slathered on steaks, printed on books and magazines, infused onto vodka, brewed onto beer, flown on an airline, and deceitfully plastered on a “university.”
Friday morning, just 24 hours after publicly committing federal crimes on national television from the White House lawn, Trump tried to rebrand his clarion call urging China to dig up – or manufacture – dirt on his number one political opponent, Joe Biden.
Now, Trump insists, his comments were totally about “corruption,” and had nothing to do with attacking his top Democratic opponent, which is a lie.
“To me everything is about corruption,” Trump told reporters late Friday morning. “We want to find out about what happened with 2016,” he insisted, furthering his conspiracy theory that the Obama administration investigated him in an attempt to illegally interfere in the election, and that Ukraine and the Democrats colluded, while Russia did not attack the U.S. election. All of which is false.
“I don’t care about Biden’s campaign, I do care about corruption,” Trump continued, in a clear lie. “His campaign that’s up to him. Politics, that’s up to them. I don’t care about politics.”
To cover up his crimes from just 24 hours prior, Trump then claimed: “Yesterday somebody asked me a question and I gave an answer, but always in the form of corruption.”
That, too, is a lie.
On Thursday President Trump called not just on China but once again on Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.
“China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump illegally declared yesterday.
Trump’s new favorite word: corruption pic.twitter.com/psRzalTXW5
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 4, 2019
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‘I Was on the Phone Call’: Pompeo, After Insisting He Had No Knowledge, Admits He Was on Trump-Ukraine Call
Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told ABC News’ Martha Radditz he had no knowledge of the call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine.
On Wednesday, while speaking to reporters in Italy, Pompeo admitted he was in the room during the damning call.
“I was on the phone call,” Pompeo said, as CNN reports.
“I was on the phone call.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admits that he was on the July 25 phone call in which President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. https://t.co/V5ORf33o8j pic.twitter.com/tmEBC1721Z
— CNN (@CNN) October 2, 2019
When asked if he had heard anything inappropriate, he once again dodged.
“I’d been a secretary of state for coming on a year and a half. I know precisely what the American policy is with respect to Ukraine. It’s been remarkably consistent, and we will continue to try to drive those set of outcomes,” he claimed, not answering the question at all.
Pompeo is on a trip to try to convince foreign officials to help the Trump administration discredit the FBI and CIA investigations into President Trump, including but not limited to the Mueller investigation. He was accompanied by former Trump White House official Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a conspiracy theorist with neo-Nazi ties.
In Latest Insane Tweet – and on TV – Trump Baselessly Accuses Democrats of Threatening Ukraine President
Falsely claims Democrats “went to Ukraine and attempted to force the new President to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat.”
President Donald Trump just took to Twitter to baselessly accuse Democrats of a “political threat” against Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Minutes later he literally gave voice to his accusation in a news conference by attacking three top Democratic lawmakers.
In a series of tweets Trump tried to appear as if he were cooperating with the impeachment inquiry, but quickly pivoted to a “tit-for-tat” negotiation, for which he has no leg to stand.
I have informed @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy and all Republicans in the House that I fully support transparency on so-called whistleblower information but also insist on transparency from Joe Biden and his son Hunter, on the millions of dollars that have been quickly and easily….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2019
….taken out of Ukraine and China. Additionally, I demand transparency from Democrats that went to Ukraine and attempted to force the new President to do things that they wanted under the form of political threat.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2019
Earlier Wednesday Trump appeared in a bilateral press event with Zelensky, and on live national television again asked the newly-elected Ukraine head of state to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Experts have said that is illegal, and impeachable.
During that presser Trump also attacked former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and voiced support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trump’s request to Zelensky came barely hours after the White House released a damning synopsis (“transcript“) or notes compilation of Trump’s July 25 call with Zelensky, during which he also urged the Ukraine president to investigate the Bidens. During that call Trump made clear if his “favor” were fulfilled he would assist the nation at war with Russia.
NEW: Pres. Trump says he spoke with House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans and informed them that "I fully support transparency on the so called whistleblower information." https://t.co/y5De1Mi1tT pic.twitter.com/fE2DfgHyOV
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2019
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 25, 2019
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Trump Flails Over Whistle Blower Charges: ‘It Was a Beautiful Conversation’ but ‘I Don’t Know Who You’re Talking About’
Trump says he doesn’t know which world leader the allegations involve, but he knows his conversation with them was “totally appropriate,” “great,” and “beautiful.”
President Donald Trump appeared to be attempting to cover up both his actions that are now the target of a whistleblower complaint filed by an intelligence official, and his knowledge of what the allegations are. He failed miserably.
Speaking to reporters late Friday morning in the Oval Office the President was asked about the allegation, which include a “promise” he allegedly made, likely to the president of Ukraine. They charges, many believe, are that he used $250 million of U.S. military aid as leverage for Ukraine officials to dig up dirt on his top political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Here’s how President Trump responded to reporters’ questions:
“It’s a partisan whistleblower.”
“I’ve had conversations with many leaders – they’re always appropriate.”
“Anything I do I fight for this country.”
“It’s just another political hack job.”
“It was actually a beautiful conversation.”
“It doesn’t matter what I discussed but I will say this: somebody ought to look into Joe Biden’s statement.”
Trump also charged the media would not investigate Joe Biden “because he’s a Democrat.”
“I had a great conversation with numerous people – I don’t even know exactly who you’re talking about.”
So, the president doesn’t know which world leader the allegations are about, and yet he knows he had a “totally appropriate,” “great,” and “beautiful” conversation with them.
Q: “You want to address this whistle-blower story?”
President Trump: “It’s ridiculous…It’s just another political hack job…I don’t know the identity of the whistle-blower. I just hear it’s a partisan person.” pic.twitter.com/6XAWA0001Z
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 20, 2019
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