Trump’s Former Campaign Adviser Throws Him Under The Bus On Ukraine (DETAILS)


Another day, another Trump campaign scandal.

On Thursday, during a phone interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, former Trump campaign adviser JD Gordon claimed that, at the Republican National Convention, he and other members of Trump’s team had advocated for a change in language of the GOP’s platform on Ukraine. Gordon said that this advocacy occurred because it aligned with Trump’s goals.

According to The Washington Post, the Trump campaigned only intervened on one issue at the RNC: a proposal from Texas delegate Diana Denman for the U.S. to support Ukraine militarily and otherwise in the event that the country was invaded by Russia.

Following the interview, Acosta reported that Gordon “advocated for the GOP platform to include language against arming Ukrainians against pro-Russian rebels” because “this was in line with Trump’s views, expressed at a March national security meeting at the unfinished Trump hotel.”

Acosta also pointed out that, according to Gordon, Trump said during a meeting that he “did not want to got to ‘World War Three’ over Ukraine.”

What is so noteworthy about Gordon’s recent comments is the fact that they directly contradict President Trump, who said in July of last year that he had nothing to do with the changes regarding Ukraine.

While speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said:

‘I wasn’t involved in that. Honestly, I was not involved.’

Trump did add that his supporters “softened it”; however, he insisted again that he “was not involved.”

This contradictory interview from Gordon also comes at a time when the Trump administration is even more embroiled in scandal than usual. Currently, several members of the Trump administration, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior adviser Jared Kushner, have been revealed to have been in contact with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the Trump campaign.

In an email sent to Business Insider on Friday, Gordon attempted to walk back his remarks. He explained that there was “nothing different in what I told you and Jim” and argued that Acosta’s tweet about the interview “was an issue of semantics, which I’ve shared with him just now to ensure we’re all on the same page.”

Acosta tweeted the following about the interview on Thursday night:

Watch Acosta’s comments on the interview with Gordon in the video below, via YouTube.

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