The US president, threatened by impeachment proceedings, is angry. A press conference with the Finnish president has turned into a settlement of accounts.
The formalism that should have surrounded a banal visit by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to Washington on Wednesday (October 2nd) did not stand up to the Ukrainian affair. Alternately furious, rude and boastful, Donald Trump multiplied the gaps, during the traditional photo shoot in the Oval Office, as during the joint press conference that followed a working lunch.
The president of the United States gave a taste of his state of mind through a series of admonitions published in the morning on his Twitter account. The latter has become the privileged receptacle of his anger. It was also used as never during the month of September with nearly 800 messages or shares.
" Democrats-who-do-nothing should focus on our country, rather than waste everyone's time and energy on CONNERIES "(BULLSHIT), had estimated a Donald Trump still as angry with the impeachment procedure initiated by the House of Representatives. It is motivated by a conversation between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart during which the former asked the second to investigate one of his political opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden. This conversation was revealed by a whistleblower.
"Schiff the sneaky"
A little later in the afternoon, in the Oval Office, Donald Trump leaves only two short sentences to his visitor before embarking on divests against the Biden family, described as " corrupted Against the media, the same water, and against the Democrats. He is particularly keen on the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, who is described as " Schiff the sneaky »(Shifty Schiff) and of " thug ". The president of the United States even seems to question the virility of the latter, compared to that of his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, mentioning a " jockstrap Which would be too big for him.
His resentment is due to the presentation that the Democratic representative of California made of this telephone conversation that he persists to present as " perfect ". Adam Schiff had said at a hearing in the House on Friday that it corresponded to the codes of the mafia. " I choose my words very carefully. Some think that I am a very stable genius. Okay ? I look at my words very closely ", Plague the president later.
This detestation of the elected official was redoubled when he said Wednesday morning that any refusal by the White House to provide the documents related to Ukraine requested by the House "Will be considered new evidence of obstruction of justice". "We're not kidding here. We do not want this to drag on for months and months, as it seems to be the government's strategy Added Adam Schiff.
"Do not be rude! "
In the White House, the president of the United States is again carried away two hours later during a press conference still phagocyted by the impeachment procedure. It is justified again, attack again the press and the democrats. Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asks him a question: " What do you want, or what did you want President Zelensky to do with Joe and Hunter Biden? Donald Trump answers next. The journalist raises him calmly, once, twice, three times. The president dodges and then orders him to ask a question to his visitor. " Do not be rude! Donald Trump growls.
A few minutes later, he abruptly ends the press conference after once again stigmatizing the media " corrupt And leaves the ceremonial hall that welcomed him. Before the Finnish press that accompanies Sauli Niinistö can ask one of the questions that are traditionally reserved for visitors.
The New York Times that he continues to overwhelm him yet provided the only satisfaction of the day by revealing that the whistleblower behind the whole case had initially contacted an assistant of Adam Schiff, before writing a report according to the procedures, on the advice of this assistant. The president's camp immediately relied on this information to redouble its criticism against a whistleblower, according to him, by political calculations, even if his identity remains unknown.
Wednesday, the hearing in camera in the House of the Inspector General of the State Department was reduced to the delivery of documents fueling the thesis of a Democratic plot in the presidential election in 2016, provided in part by the President's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as he acknowledged. On Thursday, former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker, who resigned on 27 September, was to be heard in camera.
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