Watch a Red, Sweaty Trump Lash Out at Reporter Over Biden-Ukraine Conspiracy, ‘LISTEN TO ME!’
Donald Trump answered questions Sunday morning regarding reports that a whistleblower complaint accused him of wrongdoing related to a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and insisted that there was “absolutely nothing wrong” with the substance of the discussion.
Trump has been accused of asking Ukraine’s leader multiple times to work with Rudy Giuliani in investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, and using military aid as leverage. Trump denied making any improper requests.
“I said absolutely nothing wrong; it was perfect,” Trump said outside the White House before departing for Houston. “There was no quid pro quo, there was nothing,” he later added.
Trump did point fingers at Biden, however. The Democratic presidential hopeful’s son Hunter Biden had been investigated related to business interests. Biden has said in the past that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if the prosecutor was not fired, but it remains unclear if this was directly tied to Hunter Biden’s case, as other countries reportedly wanted the prosecutor out as well.
Trump accused Biden of being dishonest in claiming that he never spoke to his son about his business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company, despite Hunter Biden telling the New Yorker that they spoke “just once” about it.
“And now he made a lie when he said he never spoke to his son,” Trump said Sunday. “Of course you spoke to your son!”
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Trump, looking rather red and disheveled, then got creepy with the reporter, repeating “listen to me” over and over again.
Trump maniacally demands repeatedly that a reporter "listen to me," then says of his call that's part of a whistleblower complaint: "It was a great call. It was a perfect call."
He then spouts conspiracy theories about Biden. pic.twitter.com/6ab89lIffQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 22, 2019