Trump: Media Built It Up To Be ‘Call From Hell,’ But Actually Proved How ‘Nice’ I Am

on June 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump responded to a question about the White House memo of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Wednesday, saying it was built up to be the “call from hell.”

“There was no pressure, the way you had that built up, that call, it was going to be the call from hell,” he said to assembled reporters. “It turned out to be a nothing call other than a lot of people said, ‘I never knew you could be so nice.'”

The brief memo of the 30-minute call, which the White House released Wednesday, captures Trump pushing Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son after reminding the Ukrainian leader about the help the U.S. has given him, a reference to foreign aid.

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