Trump says the call was “perfect” — we’ll let you decide for yourself how well it went.
By Valerie Kipnis, Michael Kalenderian & Dan Ming
VICE News (9/25/19)
We couldn’t be in the room for President Trump’s history-making call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump says the call was “perfect” — so we decided to recreate it.
We’ll let you decide for yourself how well it went.
The White House released a rough transcript of the July 25 phone call on Wednesday after days of pressure and the launch of an official impeachment inquiry over Trump pushing a foreign leader to investigate 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and his son.
The five-page document comes with a note explaining that it is not a verbatim transcript of the discussion, but rather a memorandum made up of notes and recollections from the staffers who were listening in. [Emphasis added. –Ed.]
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