CNN Surprisingly Defends Trump After He Accuses House Dems of Misquoting Him
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CNN shockingly made a rare move on Thursday and defended President Donald Trump after he accused the House Judiciary Committee of "purposely misquoting" him during a hearing while they discussed his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Check out what CNN reported:
During the debate over impeachment articles, Rep. Escobar, using an analogy to stress the alleged problem in Trump’s phone call with Zelensky, said “I want you to do me a favor though.” This quote replaces the word “us” found in the memo on the call, with the word “me.”
Rep. Jackson, when quoting the memo of the call, said that the quote was “I would like you to do a favor though” — removing “us” from the quote.
In a tweet, the President shredded the two Democrats for purposely misquoting him: “Dems Veronica Escobar and Jackson Lee purposely misquoted my call. I said I want you to do us (our Country!) a favor, not me a favor. They know that but decided to LIE in order to make a fraudulent point! Very sad," he tweeted.
CNN shocking fact-checked President Trump's tweet and backed him up: “Trump is correct that the call was misquoted during today’s debate over the articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary committee.”
Read below what President Trump actually said in his phone conversation with Zelensky over on July 25th:
I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.
The Democrats have been purposely misleading the American people since the day they announced the impeachment inquiry against President Trump for his call with Zelensky. During one of the first impeachment hearings, far-left Rep. Adam Schiff purposely fabricated the entire phone conversation.
Check out what he said below:
And what is the President’s response — well it reads like a classic organized crime shake down. In essence, what the President Trump communicates is this: We’ve been very good to your country. Very good. No other country has done as much as we have. But you know what, I don’t see much reciprocity here. You know what I mean? I hear what you want. I have a favor I want from you though. And I’m going to say this only seven times, so you better listen good. I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand? Lots of dirt, on this and on that. I’m going to put you in touch with people, and not just any people. I’m going to put you in touch with the Attorney General of the United States — my Attorney General, Bill Barr — he’s got the whole weight of American law enforcement behind him. And I’m going to put you in touch with Rudy, you’re going to love him. Trust me. You know what I’m asking, so I’m only going to say this a few more times, in a few more ways. And don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I asked.
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