Trump snipes at Democrats on Twitter during impeachment hearingDecember 12, 2019
President Trump responded to Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee debate about articles of impeachment with a flurry of tweets in which he brought up other issues, touted his successes and blasted back at comments made by congress members.
“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,” the president wrote on his Twitter account. “They know that but decided to LIE in order to make a fraudulent point! Very sad.”
In the summary of Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he asked for an investigation into a political rival, Trump says “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot.
During the hearing, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) addressed the phone call, saying Trump said “I want you to do me a favor though,” replacing the “us” with “me.”
But Escobar was describing a hypothetical conversation between a governor who holds up disaster aid for a town during a call with the town’s mayor as proof of a crime.
In her comments, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) quoted Trump as saying “I would like you to do a favor though,” dropping the “us.”
Trump also defended freezing nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine, questioning why European countries fail to pay more to help their neighbor.
“I also have constantly asked, ‘Why aren’t Germany, France and other European countries helping Ukraine more? They are the biggest beneficiaries. Why is it always the good ol’ United States?’ The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, never mention this at their phony hearing!,” he said.
In other tweets, Trump brought up separate issues, including one message that said: “Getting VERY close to a BIG DEAL with China. They want it, and so do we!”
Trump also retweeted a video of UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell after a fight saying into a microphone in a ring: “Donald Trump . . . if you need some help whipping some politicians holler at me brother I’ll do it for free.”
“ANTIFA will not be going after Bryce or @ColbyCovMMA anytime soon. They much prefer people who can’t fight back!” Trump wrote.
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