Trump Attacks Marie Yovanovitch During Televised Mental Crisis


Friday, the president went on Fox & Friends, and what devolved has got everyone talking. Trump not only reclaimed the Ukraine conspiracy theory debunked by impeachment witness Fiona Hill Thursday, but he attacked Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who gave a damning testimony against the president, and got a standing ovation when she was done.

Trump said this about Yovanovitch, who, according to him, is no angel:

“I said, ‘Why are you being so kind?’ ‘Well, sir, she’s a woman. We have to be nice.’ She’s very tough. I heard bad things.”

“This was not an angel this woman, OK?”

“And there was a lot of things that she did that I didn’t like, and we’ll talk about that at some point, but I just want to let you know, this was not a baby that we’re dealing with.”

Yovanovitch took on Trump head-on during her testimony, even calling him out for targeting her in order to ruin her reputation after decades fo service to her country. Yovanovitch said:

“I obviously don’t dispute that the president has the right to withdraw an ambassador at any time for any reason, but I do wonder why it was necessary to smear my reputation also.”

Check out the full interview on Fox & Friends below:

That wasn’t the end of Trump’s ridiculousness, however. This is some of the stuff Trump said in the interview about Ukraine:

“They gave the server to Crowdstrike or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian, and I still want to see that server.”

“A lot of it had to do, they say with Ukraine,” he said. “Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company.”

Fox Host Steve Doocey then asked Trump if he was sure:

“Are you sure they did that?”

That’s when Trump responded:

“That’s what the word is. That’s what I asked actually on my phone call you know. I asked it very point blank because we’re looking for corruption. There’s tremendous corruption. Why should we be giving hundreds of millions of dollars to countries when there’s this kind of corruption.”

Impeachment witness Fiona Hill testified yesterday that the conspiracy theories from the right have to stop. She said this Thursday during her testimony:

“Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country — and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.”

People responding to the Fox News interview on Twitter were pretty pissed off about it as well. Below are some of the things people are saying: