Trump praised his EU ambassador in a tweet but pretended not to know Gordon Sondland after he testified in the impeachment investigation.
Trump said, “Let me just say I hardly know the gentleman. But this is the man who said there was no quid pro quo. And he still says that.”
The one where Donald Trump pretends not to know his own EU Ambassador who he talked to on the phone about his Ukraine shakedown. pic.twitter.com/NI1ReOibQg
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 8, 2019
Trump hardly knows the guy who he spent late-night hours discussing the Ukraine shakedown with:
I “hardly know this gentleman” – who I talked to on the phone sometime between 12:47 a.m. and 5:19 a.m. on September 9 to discuss my deal with Ukraine.
Standard middle-of-the-night telephone chit chat with a stranger.
Hardly know him. https://t.co/zi8PB33W1j
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) November 8, 2019
Trump praised Sondland in a tweet last month:
I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
In exactly one month, Trump has gone from praising Gordon Sondland to not knowing who he is. The nation has reached the point in the impeachment scandal where Donald Trump is pretending not to know members of his own administration.
Trump is either lying, senile, or both, but Trump is nailed, and none of his old tricks can save him from impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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