Don Lemon Loses His Mind After Kasich Says Quid Pro Quo Can't Be Proven From Transcript
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Radical far-left CNN show host Don Lemon and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich got into a heated exchange on Monday evening over President Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president.
During the interview, Kasich rightfully stated that the transcript of the call between the two presidents did not prove a quid pro quo agreement.
Lemon asked, “Were you confused about what [the transcript] meant?”
Kasich then mentioned how voters simply see the conversation as haggling between two leaders which is not uncommon.
“Hang on. You know this is not something that all politicians do. All politicians do not call on a foreign country to help them out in their reelection process,” Lemon said.
“No, I know that. I agree with you. I agree with that. But … the Republican Party needs to get a grip on itself. We need the Colin Powells. We need the senior states people,” Kasich responded.
Lemon then said that it is “incumbent on the politicians, the people who are actually leaders, to tell the people exactly what’s going on instead of having the president and his apologists shape a message that is not true — because anybody with half a brain who read that transcript knows exactly what the president was saying … You know exactly what he meant.”
Wait, wait, wait. You can’t say stuff like that,” Kasich responded.
“Did you read the transcript?” Kasich stated “of course.".
“Were you confused by what it meant?” Lemon questioned.
Kasich then rightfully explained that the transcript of the conversation did not clearly establish a quid pro quo agreement where President Trump would only give aid to Ukraine if they investigated Biden.
“I will tell you this. Look, in reading that transcript, I did not see a clear quid pro quo.” Kasich explained.
Lemon then said Kasich was the problem because he is someone who is “doing exactly what the apologists are doing … You’re not helping people understand the problem, then you are part of the problem.”
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Lemon appears to be completely ignoring the facts considering the transcript of the call in no way established a quid pro quo agreement. But then again, he is a CNN host so we should expect nothing less.
The transcript started with President Trump congratulating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on his election win. Shortly after the introduction, President Trump brings up Vice President Joe Biden and how he abused his power to fire a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating his son.
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said in the call. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me.”
Zelensky then suggested to President Trump that they would appoint a new prosecutor. “He or she will look into the situation specifically to the company that you mentioned in this issue, the issue of the investigation of the case is actually the issue to restore the honesty so we will take care of that and we will work on the investigation of the case.”
President Trump told Zelensky he would like his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Attorney General Bill Barr to be involved.
“I will have Mr. Giuliani give you call and I’m also going to have Attorney General Barr call and we will get to the bottom if it. I’m sure you will figure it out,” he added.
During a meeting with President Trump in New York, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters that he felt in no way pressured by President Trump to investigate Joe Biden.
“Nobody pushed me,” Zelensky said on Wednesday.
“We had a great phone call,” Zelensky added. “It was normal.”
Trump later added: “In other words, there was no pressure and you know there was no pressure.”
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