The White House released a summary of President Donald Trump's call to the Ukrainian president -- and social media users were shocked by the wrongdoing it revealed.
Many expected the transcript to be abridged or altered in some way favorable to the president, but instead it shows multiple instances where Trump asks Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden's son as repayment for U.S. aid.
The president of the United States has betrayed our country. That’s not a political statement—it’s a harsh realit… https://t.co/k6hGSfVznz— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1569420926.0
I thought this transcript would be sterilized nothing. Instead it’s roughly a gazillion times worse than I thought it would be. Holy shit.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1569420757.0
This confirms what we already knew: President Trump asked a foreign power to investigate a political rival. He’s un… https://t.co/kp2Zpg4gBy— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1569420781.0
They admit it: Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to work with the U.S. Attorney General to investigate a poli… https://t.co/jvhAC95w6M— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1569421910.0
The transcript of Trump's call with Ukraine's president is amazing because it reads like Trump wrote it himself—"co… https://t.co/gaW4L6Jit0— David Roth (@David Roth)1569421980.0
That @realDonaldTrump thought it a good idea to release this transcript is a staggering testament to the endemic co… https://t.co/tOax3wPyAY— Samantha Power (@Samantha Power)1569421505.0
Why did White House lawyers release this? It is damning.— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1569422447.0
Surprised no one (that I've seen) has pulled this out yet. Trump, in the transcript re: former Ambassador to Ukra… https://t.co/xQZ07ViUR5— Eli Gerber but festive (@Eli Gerber but festive)1569422787.0
Several Senate Republicans I've spoken with in the last hour are stunned that the WH is releasing this transcript.… https://t.co/18E7YvGGfK— Robert Costa (@Robert Costa)1569421492.0
The transcript text is right around 2,000 words, and the call took exactly 30 min — that's about 66 words per minut… https://t.co/KeSXjFwG4Q— Joshua Benton (@Joshua Benton)1569421449.0
For context on the issue of investigating rivals: we have reported that in April 2018 White House counsel Don McGah… https://t.co/7S41foFRXq— Michael S. Schmidt (@Michael S. Schmidt)1569422964.0
The transcript of the call reads like a classic mob shakedown: – We do a lot for Ukraine – There’s not much recipr… https://t.co/5OY8GvWcQw— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff)1569423785.0
That "though" from Trump, coming right after the Ukranian leader raises "next steps" in military aid, may be the si… https://t.co/SpDLyDGGWj— Ronald Brownstein (@Ronald Brownstein)1569423430.0
This "transcript" itself is a smoking gun. If this is the version of events the president's team thinks is most fav… https://t.co/s7ouH8Huym— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1569422797.0