Trump hilariously botches his defense during Fox & Friends interview: 'I do want corruption'
President Donald Trump hugged the US flag as he arrived to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. (AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM)

During an interview on "Fox & Friends" on Friday, President Donald Trump tried to paint himself as a noble fighter of corruption in government -- except he horribly botched it.

Trump's flub came after co-host Steve Doocy said that European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland testified that there was a quid-pro-quo arrangement in which the president would only agree to a face-to-face meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky if he agreed to launch investigations into purported "corruption" that just happened to involve his political opponents.

While insisting that he's sincerely working to fight corruption at home and abroad, Trump said, "I do want, always, corruption -- I say that to anybody!"

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