Trump Loses His Cool With Media After Reports Of Bullying Ukraine

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Donald Trump freely admitted that he called the new Ukrainian president trying to manipulate him into investigating Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The president did not see any problem with that. However, he denied part of the story.

Earlier, POTUS told George Stephanopoulos on live camera that he did not see any problem with getting information about his opponents from foreign governments. However, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the president insisted that he had not threatened to withhold $250 million in U.S. military aid, if Volodymyr Zelensky did not start producing dirt on Biden.

This support was vital to the Ukrainians in their war against Russia’s invasion. Trump said:

‘I did not make a statement that you have to do this or I’m not going to give you aid. I wouldn’t do that. With that being said, what I want is I want — you know, we’re giving a lot of money away to Ukraine and other places. You want to see a country that’s going to be not corrupt.’

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Senior writer for ShareBlue Oliver Willis tweeted:

‘Trump screams that the media is “crooked as hell” and says a Republican would “get the electric chair” for what Biden has done, doesn’t actually say what Biden has done but tries to cast aspersions. This is all occurring at the annual UN meeting.’

 

The conversation continued:

Trump says that disastrous appearance by Rudy Giuliani on CNN was really him taking “Fredo” (@ChrisCuomo) to the cleaners. He said this while meeting with the president of Singapore at the United Nations.’

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Trump amended his earlier statements, saying that it “probably” would have been okay had he pressured Zelensky:

‘I put no pressure on them whatsoever. I could have. I think it would probably, possibly have been OK if I did. But I didn’t. I didn’t put any pressure on them whatsoever.’

Trump found another avenue to attack, the media. He claimed that the media had not even covered the story where he alleged corruption. He was referring to the time period when Biden’s son Hunter sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company:

‘Joe Biden was very dishonest what he did. What he did is he said if they don’t do this or that and get rid of a certain prosecutor. Joe Biden said it. But because you’re a faker, you in particular — you’re a fake news group of people — you don’t want to report that.’

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One of the Republican contenders for the White House former Massachusetts governor Bill Ward noted that the penalty for treason was the death penalty. At the time, Trump said should a Republican ever do what he alleged Biden did, he would get “the electric chair:”

‘If a Republican ever did what Joe Biden did, if a Republican ever said what Joe Biden said, they’d be getting the electric chair by right now. Look at the double standards. You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Not all of you. We have some great journalists around. But we’ve got a lot of crooked journalists, crooked as hell.’

The man who sits in the Oval Office also said that he hoped that he could produce a transcript of his call to Zelensky to prove him right:

‘I can do it very easily, but I’d rather not do it from the standpoint of all of the other conversations I have. I may do it because it was a very innocent call. It may get released. I don’t think it’s a great precedent to be releasing calls with heads of foreign countries.’

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