The president claims his conversations with Ukraine President Zelensky was by the book. But according to the Washington Post, Trump asked the newly elected president to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter eight times during their July telephone conversation. Mr. Trump threatened to hold back millions in aid unless the Ukraine president did his dirty work.
Mr. Biden claims he didn’t talk to Ukraine officials about his son when he was vice president. Trump claims he had to talk to his son Hunter about firing the prosecutor who wanted to investigate the owner of Ukraine natural gas company. Hunter sat on the board on that company. According to Mr. Trump, Joe threatened to hold back aid if Ukraine didn’t fire the prosecutor who wanted to expose corruption within the gas company.
The whistleblower who told Congressman Adam Schiff about Trump’s conversation said Trump’s call with the Ukraine president was just one call Trump made to foreign officials asking for help in 2020.
Mr. Trump’s polls numbers are down. His campaign thinks he’ll lose Michigan in 2020 unless he changes his foreign policy agenda. Mr. Trump’s tariffs play a huge role in his sinking poll numbers, according to political strategists. The president likes to divert, deflect, and intimidate when he’s under the political microscope for his gangster-like presidential decisions and he’s in his deflecting mode now.
Iran’s President Rouhani won’t meet with Trump during the UN summit. Rouhani told Trump military force won’t solve his issue with Iran. Iran will make sure all American interests in the Middle East go up in smoke if he doesn’t ease the sanctions.
Mike Pompeo told Meet the Press the president doesn’t want a war with Iran, and he doesn’t either. But Pompeo blamed Iran for the Saudi oil strike even though Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. Pompeo claims he wants a diplomatic solution, but Nancy Pelosi doesn’t believe him, according to the Washington Post.
Mike Pence can’t seem to act presidential even though Mike wants to take over when Trump leaves office. According to NY Times, congress wants to know why Pence and his entourage stayed at Trump’s Doonbeg golf club when he met with the Irish in Dublin. And evangelicals want to know why Mike allows Mr. Trump to use profanity during his campaign rallies.
The latest Pence screw-up happened when he attended a Republican meeting on Michigan’s Mackinac Island and used an SUV motorcade to get there. Mackinac Island banned motor vehicles more than 100 years ago. Social media let Pence know he’s a sacrilegious loser for not doing what Gerald Ford did and arrive by a horse-drawn carriage.