This Friday, the White House released a transcript of President Trump’s first phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to the readout of the call that was given to reporters back in April, the White House claimed that among other things, Trump “expressed his commitment” to “root out corruption” in the country.
But upon the release of the rough transcript this Friday, various reporters noted that there is no mention of rooting out corruption as the White House claimed back in April.
This seems notable. There's no mention of combatting corruption in the first transcript of Trump's call with Zelensky, despite the White House telling reporters in an April readout that rooting out corruption was discussed. I've asked the White House to explain the discrepancy.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 15, 2019
As @kaitlancollins noted, the document the White House released today does not match its official "readout" of the April call.
The readout, below, said Trump talked about rooting out corruption and supporting Ukraine's sovereignty. The document shows no mention of either. pic.twitter.com/hC4n6Cgmd4
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 15, 2019
The readout of Trump’s April call with Zelensky said Trump “expressed his commitment to … root out corruption.”
There is no reference to corruption in the rough transcript of the call released by the White House today. pic.twitter.com/HsP3p0r3bV
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 15, 2019
Internet slams Trump’s overly aggressive executive order targeting ‘anti-Semitism’ in colleges: ‘To increase or decrease it?’
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a shockingly draconian "anti-Semitism" executive order that redefines Judaism as a nationality, not a religion — and empowers the Department of Education to strip funding from college campuses that tolerate the presence of the anti-Israel "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" movement.
Shortly, commenters on social media slammed the order — some pointing out that this definition of anti-Semitism strips Jews of any national identity, and others pointing out that Trump himself is an enthusiastic source of anti-Semitic comments.
Trump ‘is much stranger than any diagnostic category’: Psychology professor says he is not ‘like other dictators’
President Donald Trump's unique personality and mental habits make it hard for mental health professionals to categorize him.
The American Psychiatric Association pushes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Currently, in its fifth edition, the book is known as DSM-5.
Dan P. McAdams, a psychology professor at Northwestern University, was interviewed by Dinesh Sharma, Ph.D. for Psychology Today.
‘He wants me to do it’: Giuliani announces Trump has asked him to brief DOJ and GOP on results of his Ukraine trip
Rudy Giuliani, just hours after Congress published proposed Articles to impeach his boss, announced President Donald Trump has asked him to brief the Dept. of Justice and Republican Senators on the results of his trip to Ukraine. Giuliani, who allegedly serves as Trump's personal attorney but claims he is not being paid to work in that capacity, insists he is taking orders directly from Trump.