Donald Trump may be under the false interpretation that the world revolves around him. He railed against the House Democrats for continuing their work on this president’s impeachment. If Trump had not thrown roadblocks up against this group of civil servants, perhaps the investigation would be further down the road.
The 45th president also noted that Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky had spoken in an interview allegedly cleared the U.S. president. Of course, the Ukrainian government has been politically sensitive.
Monday, Trump blasted House Democrats for holding impeachment hearings while he is at a NATO summit in London. He also pointed out that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had cleared him of wrongdoing in an interview published earlier.
Zelensky said according to NBC News:
‘I came out and said very strongly that President Trump did nothing wrong, and that should end everything, but that will never end it.’
Then, Trump announced via Twitter, that he was making his way to London:
‘Heading to Europe to represent our Country and fight hard for the American People while the Do Nothing Democrats purposely scheduled an Impeachment Hoax hearing on the same date as NATO. Not nice!’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke at a United Nations event on climate change. She said that she would follow the congressional delegations abroad and not discuss the impeachment:
‘When we travel abroad, we don’t talk about the president in a negative way. We save that for home. But nonetheless, we’re here to talk positively about our agenda to save the planet for future generations. And we, and our Congress right now, are doing many more things other than reviewing the possibility of impeaching the president.’
Apparently, Zelensky said:
‘Look, I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo.’
Zelenskiy when asked about the nearly $400 in military aid Trump held up while he pushed the Ukrainian president to investigate the Bidens:
‘I don’t want us to look like beggarsBut you have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us. I think that’s just about fairness. It’s not about a quid pro quo. It just goes without saying.’
The Ukrainian president also criticized Donald Trump for saying his country was “corrupt.” The buffer country between Russia and the European Union (EU) has met many of the U.S. requirements for reducing corruption. It seemed that the U.S. president was asking the country to actually do something corrupt, to say it was investigating POTUS’s opponent. Trump held the Congress-approved $391 million in military aid until he was caught.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also came down on the House Judiciary Committee, claiming the Democrats scheduled their impeachment hearing Wednesday, as Trump continued to be at the 70th-anniversary celebration of NATO’s inception. He called it “very unfortunate.”
When reporters asked him why he decided to not send an attorney to be part of the hearing, Trump said:
‘…because it’s a hoax [and] all you have to do is look at the word of the Ukrainian president.’
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