Trump melted down and went off on a House Republican, who while defending the president, said that the Ukraine call was inappropriate.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said on ABC’s This Week, “I believe that it is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival. Now that leads to a question, if there’s a political rival with a family member who’s involved in questionable activity, what do you do? Just let them alone. But set that aside. I believe it was inappropriate. I do not believe it was impeachable.”
This tiny bit of criticism/reality set Trump off:
The call to the Ukrainian President was PERFECT. Read the Transcript! There was NOTHING said that was in any way wrong. Republicans, don’t be led into the fools trap of saying it was not perfect, but is not impeachable. No, it is much stronger than that. NOTHING WAS DONE WRONG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2019
Trump keeps telling America to read the transcript, but we can’t, because the president hasn’t released it.
President Trump did release an edited call summary, which is not the same thing as the full transcript. Trump is so fragile that any criticism of his Ukraine call sets him off. The truth is that Trump’s request was more than inappropriate. It was an impeachable offense. The president tried to withhold congressionally appropriated military aid to a foreign country unless they investigated Joe Biden.
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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