House Speaker Nancy Pelosi clapped back at Donald Trump on Tuesday after he criticized the testimony of Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Pelosi tweeted, “Everybody has read your words on the call.”
Pelosi went on to write that in the summary of the July 25th phone call that was released by the White House, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requests for military assistance to fend of Russia. Trump responds, “I want you to do us a favor though” and asks for a probe into his political rivals.
As expected, Trump tweeted criticism of Vindman earlier on Tuesday, writing, “Was he on the same call I was? Can’t be possible.” He also called Vindman a “Never Trumper.” (USA Today)
- Trump’s takedown of Vindman for testifying was expected.
- Pelosi rarely responds to Trump’s tweets, but when she does, she’s effective.
- Speaking of “witch hunts,” Thursday night is Halloween!
Everybody has read your words on the call. The Ukrainian President asks for military aid to fend off the Russian attack, you say “I want you to do us a favor though,” and then you spend the rest of the call asking for bogus investigations to smear your political opponents. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1189161824614277120 …Donald J. Trump
How many more Never Trumpers will be allowed to testify about a perfectly appropriate phone call when all anyone has to do is READ THE TRANSCRIPT! I knew people were listening in on the call (why would I say something inappropriate?), which was fine with me, but why so many?