Donald Trump's laborious counterattack

The publication of a report of the telephone conversation held on July 25 with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky reinforced the Democrats' conviction.

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US President Donald Trump at his press conference at the UN (New York) on September 25.
US President Donald Trump at his press conference at the UN (New York) on September 25. JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS

A bitter and visibly frustrated Donald Trump appeared before the press in New York on Wednesday (September 25th). It was officially to draw the lessons of his third participation in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, but the President of the United States knew that it would be mainly about his exchanges with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky .

They are responsible for triggering, the day before, an impeachment procedure by the speaker (Speaker) Democrat of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (California).

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By authorizing the publication of a report of a telephone conversation on July 25, Donald Trump was clearly thinking that Democrats who suspect him of having asked a foreign power to investigate one of his political opponents. The President of the United States had ceased to swear in previous days that this conversation had been " perfect ".

The publication had the opposite effect, he lamented his fate, greedy journalists accused of relaying a diversion operation given the success he would not cease to garner. "Democrats did that during UN week, everything was planned"he creaked. "It's very sad what they do to this country. They divide. They belittle. They denigrate our country. Many leaders came to me today and they said to me: Sir, what you live, no president has ever experienced. And it's so bad for your country »assured Donald Trump.

" A favor "

The five-page summary of a half-hour exchange, released in the early morning, testifies that he did ask Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 to look into the past of Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, who was a member of the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company. Joe Biden is, since his entry in campaign, the favorite in the race to the democratic nomination for the presidential of 2020.

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This day of July, the conversation has just begun, and the Ukrainian president evokes the weapons needs of Ukraine, after denigrating, together with his American counterpart, the supposed inaction of France and Germany. It is then that Donald Trump evokes the "Russian" investigation (interference in the 2016 campaign), believing that "Ukraine knows a lot about this subject".


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