'Delusional': Internet scorches 'mob boss’ Trump after he gets caught confessing ’to impeachable crimes’ — again
True to form President Donald Trump effectively doubled down on his earlier admission he talked to the president of Ukraine about former Vice President Joe Biden and “corruption.” And this time he added a new element: admitting he used hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid as leverage.
Speaking to reporters as he headed into the United Nations Monday the president of the United States had no trouble trashing his top political opponent while copping to seeking dirt on Biden and his son, Hunter.
“We’re supporting a country,” Trump said of Ukraine, from which he had withheld $250 million in military aid to fight Russia.
“We want to make sure that country is honest,” Trump claimed. “it’s very important to talk about corruption. if you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”
Trump again basically cops to asking Ukraine about Biden: "We're supporting a country. We want to make sure that co… https://t.co/DhrZ5EwI0i— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1569250371.0
NCRM could find no reports of Trump discussing withholding aid from foreign nations over issues of corruption. But he has said he would accept aid or support from foreign governments for his campaign.
Responses to Trump’s remarks at the UN have been filled with outrage. A sampling:
Confessin’ to impeachable crimes on social media. Is this part of Trump’s insanity defense? https://t.co/6LaEhVIdAA— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1569251302.0
And cops to withholding the money. https://t.co/IQcOpFQuml— digby (@digby) 1569252435.0
He just admitted the quid pro quo!!! https://t.co/1zBbkcWp6S— Ken Gude (@Ken Gude) 1569251996.0
Kind of hard to make the case that "WE NEED TO WAIT AND INVESTIGATE" while the suspect continually confesses on nat… https://t.co/A1282ZIteN— Matt Rogers 🗳 (@Matt Rogers 🗳) 1569253320.0
For all you @SenateGOP and @HouseGOP cowards claiming the reports about Trump extorting Ukraine into digging up dir… https://t.co/tRaUAvcDpQ— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh) 1569251814.0
I’m genuinely not sure anymore if Trump is so brazen about his criminality because he knows Congress won’t do anyth… https://t.co/6HCRopOYJc— “Zack” Hunt (@“Zack” Hunt) 1569252217.0
Uh, withholding money unless they manufacture dirt on a political rival is illegal. #TrumpCrook #MediaFail https://t.co/9k6syyQTuD— CC (@CC) 1569253497.0