In a tweet this Monday morning, President Trump shared a link from the Daily Mail which highlighted recent comments from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who suggested in an interview that Trump didn’t set any sort of quid pro quo agreement in exchange for releasing millions in military aid in exchange for Ukraine launching an investigation into his political rivals.
“Thank you to President Zelensky,” Trump tweeted. “Case over. The Do Nothing Democrats should finally go back to work!”
But in the comment thread beneath his tweet, many found Trump’s “case over” declaration to be laughable.
Don’t pick Rudy. 😱
— SeanWhite (@seanwhiter) December 2, 2019
If case is over then go to the hearings so you can defend yourself.
— ScreamingChicken (@ScremingChicken) December 2, 2019
— Jack Polakoff (@JackPolakoff) December 2, 2019
Except for those very credible witnesses and pesky facts.
— saratoga grandma (@SaratogaGrandma) December 2, 2019
— DJK Esq. (@deejayquai) December 2, 2019
Sadly you can’t read lil man ..It’s not what he said .. He said
You have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us.”
— Renegade Cowboy🐾🐾 🌊⚓️🌊🐾🐾 (@Rene_gadeCowboy) December 2, 2019
Wrong. Zelensky’s quote makes clear he knew he had no real choice given the realities of the ongoing war with Russia and desperate need for US foreign aid.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) December 2, 2019
Fact check: Zelenskiy did not say this.
Here’s what he said:
“You have to understand. We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us.”
— LaurieGalle (@lgalle22) December 2, 2019
You might want to reread that interview Skippy.
— Dudknee (@dudney_dennis) December 2, 2019
This is an out and out lie by @realDonaldTrump.
— ONE (@OneBmac) December 2, 2019
‘If you kiss my butt, I will do something for you’: MSNBC commentator slams Trump’s ‘pay-to-play’ pardons
On MSNBC Wednesday, analyst Jason Johnson broke down the self-serving logic of President Donald Trump's pardons.
"These people wrote him from prison, these people had friends asking him questions. Many of these people were connected to the president financially," said Johnson. "And it's the general message that he has, which is that this is a pay-to-play administration. If you kiss my butt, if you give me money, if you make me feel good about myself, if you praise me, if you come up for ridiculous names for yourself 15 minutes after you come out of prison, the I will do something for you."
Trump threatens federal government takeover of San Francisco: ‘It’s worse than a slum’
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the federal government may "step in" to take control of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The president made the remarks at a White House event in Bakersfield, California. During the event, Trump responded to someone who said he wanted to "get rid" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Get rid of Pelosi! That's okay with me!" Trump exclaimed. "Lot of people agree. Look what's happened to San Francisco. So sad what's happened, when you see a slum, where it's a slum. It's worse than a slum. There's no slum like that."
"It's something that we're going to do something about," he added. "Because if they don't fix it up, clean it up, take care of the homeless, do what they have to do but clean up their city, the federal government is going to have to step in. And we're going to do it in Los Angeles and San Francisco."
Martha McSally is in big trouble after impeachment votes: report
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) lost when she ran in 2018, but was given a participation prize by the Republican governor who had to appoint someone to cover Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) seat until it came up for reelection in 2020. Recent polling shows that McSally is in serious trouble.
Highground Public Affairs Consultants published their latest poll showing McSally has fallen significantly after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Going into the impeachment, McSally was polling at 42 percent at PPP polls, RealClearPolitics reported. However, the new data today shows McSally struggling to break 40. Instead, she's hovering around 39 percent, while her opponent, Mark Kelly is at 46 percent.