Speaking to CNN, a “supporter” with direct access to President Trump within the last 24 hours says he “appeared more distracted” and doesn’t quite grasp the gravity of the recent revelations surrounding his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to CNN, the supporter spoke to Trump by phone and said that the President sees the Ukraine fiasco as a political advantage that’s “fueling his base.” Trump also reportedly bragged about how much money his campaign has raised since the news broke.
But according to the supporter’s account, Trump did seem less focused during the conversation, likely as a result of the intensifying news coverage surrounding his alleged pressuring of the Ukrainian President to investigate one of his political opponents.
Trump, the supporter said, views the Ukraine issue as more of a “pain in the ass,” not the growing legal challenge that’s emerged this week.
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Trump flying in for last-ditch rally to save Louisiana GOP governor with ‘really bad’ vote returns
Republicans suffered a major blow in Kentucky after Gov. Matt Bevin, a firm ally of President Donald Trump, was defeated by Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear — despite the president's efforts to help the GOP, culminating in a massive rally in Lexington on the eve of the election.
Now, according to Politico, GOP strategists are worried that a similar outcome could happen in Louisiana, where conservative Democrat John Bel Edwards will stand for re-election on Saturday against Trump-loving businessman Eddie Rispone.
Jon Huntsman announces 2020 bid for Utah Governor
This coming 2020, Jon Huntsman Jr. will be running for Utah governor, Fox 13 reports.
In a YouTube video posted Thursday morning, Huntsman said that the state has been his home "for a very long time, and will be for a very long time."
“We’ve served our country in the top two diplomatic posts in the world. Now we feel it is time to give back to our home state, again," he said.
Huntsman was the governor of Utah from 2005 until 2009. When his term ended, he became the United States ambassador of China. In 2012, he ran for president as a Republican.
WATCH: Democrat sarcastically slaps aside Trump Jr for trying to give him legal advice
Former trial lawyer turned Democratic lawmaker Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Il) sharply slapped aside legal advice offered by Donald Trump Jr, suggesting he might want to stay in his lane until he attends law school.
Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, Quigley was asked abouit a tweet by President Donald Trump's son regarding hearsay evidence after apparently watching Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
At issue for Don Jr. was Quigley's assertion during the hearing that hearsay evidence can sometimes be better than direct evidence.