Donald Trump held a press conference today following his three days at the UN and started by recounting the meetings he has had this week as part of his UN visit and touting his administration’s foreign-policy achievements.
Trump then reiterated his claim that he did not pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. “No push, no pressure, no nothing,” Trump said.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy made the same claim earlier today during his meeting with Trump in New York.
But the White House memo on Trump’s call with Zelenskiy showed that the president asked for “a favor” from Ukraine after the country’s leader mentioned military aid. Trump went on to suggest that Ukraine investigate Biden.
Trump appeared baffled that Democrats felt the White House memo on his phone call with the Ukrainian president had substantiated their announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry.
“Impeachment for that?” Trump asked.
Pres. Trump dismisses calls for impeachment inquiry amid furor over Ukraine call.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 25, 2019
Trump rambled for about 20 minutes, seeming very fatigued and often slurring and sniffing, then asked questions, but specifically asked for questions that were not about Ukraine.
He also continued to accuse the media of being “fake” and “corrupt”
in recent months, POTUS has switched from saying just "fake news" to "corrupt news." It is an intentional shift and doesn't seem to just be the mirroring he usually does of criticism.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 25, 2019
“I used to be the king of getting good press,” he said, lamenting, “all of the trauma that all of these fakers have caused”.
Then Trump went on a strange tirade detailing how Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin told him that there is no other man in the world that could handle everything Trump has been put through.
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Trump takes credit for Veterans Choice legislation that was actually signed into law by President Obama in 2014. He then demeans Adam Schiff as "little Adam Schiff." He then name-checks Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. pic.twitter.com/DabBeex8jg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 25, 2019