President Trump says whistleblower ‘inaccurate,’ ‘all fabricated’
President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, October 2, greets Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö on the South Portico of the White House.
The Finnish leader visits President Trump to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the United States strong diplomatic ties with Finland.
During the Oval office meetings, President Trump speaks about the whistleblower that has created a hullabaloo over his July telephone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
[Donald Trump, US President]: “Well, the whistleblower was very inaccurate. The whistleblower started this whole thing by writing on the conversation that I had with the president of Ukraine and the conversation was perfect. It couldn’t have been nicer.”
The U.S. president says the whistleblower distorts the truth.
[Donald Trump, US President]: “It’s all fabricated. He should resign from office in disgrace. And frankly, they should look at him for treason because he is making up the words of the president of the United States. Not only words, but the meaning and it is a disgrace. It should not be allowed to happen.”
President Trump reiterates his words.
[Donald Trump, US President]: “The whistleblower was wrong. The only thing that matters is the transcript of the actual conversation that I had with the president of Ukraine.” … “The whistleblower wrote not that conversation. He wrote a vicious conversation. He either got it totally wrong, made it up or the person, or the person giving the information to the whistleblower was dishonest and this country has to find out who that person was, cause that person’s a spy, in my opinion.”
President Trump comments on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff reciting a fake version of the dialogue before Congress that makes his July 25th phone conversation with Zelensky sound worse than it actually was.
[Donald Trump, US President}: “He made up my conversation. He actually made it up. It should be criminal. It should be treasonous. He made it up, every word of it, made up, and read to Congress as though I said.”