Hours after delivering a Veterans Day speech in his hometown of New York, where he was greeted with loud “lock him up” chants, President Donal Trump took to Twitter and had yet another meltdown over the impeachment inquiry, claiming to be “the most transparent president in history” and, of course, his innocence.
“In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine,” Trump tweeted Monday night. “I am sure you will find it tantalizing!”
Of course, nobody is talking about that call.
Trump wants the public to forget the call that led to the impeachment inquiry is the infamous July 25 call, which Trump repeatedly has insisted everyone should “read the transcript” from, despite the fact he has never released the real transcript.
The president also posted several tweets purportedly quoting his fans at Fox News.
Take a look at Trump’s tweet array and some of the responses below:
In order to continue being the most Transparent President in history, I will be releasing sometime this week the Transcript of the first, and therefore most important, phone call I had with the President of Ukraine. I am sure you will find it tantalizing!
Read the Transcript. It is PERFECT!
Just like Schiff fabricated my phone call, he will fabricate the transcripts that he is making and releasing!
And mockery quickly ensued:
"I only did a little bit of extortion" isn't the best defense…
— David P (@the_dp) November 11, 2019
You released the aid two days after the Inspector General alerted Congress that there was an internal complaint about you withholding it, and one day after Adam Schiff sent a sept 10 letter asking to see that complaint. Coincidence?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) November 12, 2019
Vindman testified there was nothing wrong with this call. The telcon may well be mortifying because Trump is an embarrassing person, but he's counting on media to fall for the line that because the first call was congratulatory, there was no problem. No one should fall for it. https://t.co/jfHNJFc3n7
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) November 11, 2019
Thats a quid pro quo duffus!! In other words bribery n extortion!! That money wasn't yours. It belonged to the tax payers and allocated to Ukraine to fight the Russians, your friends!! https://t.co/54Di97JxI5
— The Alternative (@cmonlets_talk) November 12, 2019
— Mike (@mikecarroll1974) November 12, 2019
"I asked the bank teller to give me the money, see, and told her nobody would get hurt. I asked her VERY nicely. You could say it was a PERFECT request.
Somebody called the cops, so I left the bank and she didn't give it to me. So nobody got hurt."
STILL A CRIME, SPANKY.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage! (@mmpadellan) November 12, 2019
What is your response?