A Look At Trump’s Rhetorical Gymnastics As Ukraine Scandal Unfolds

President Donald Trump gestures during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019. (Photo credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
September 24, 2019 4:56 p.m.

President Donald Trump, the reigning king of verbal contortions, has twisted himself into knots as he’s been bombarded with revelations that he strong-armed the Ukrainian President. 

His denials and explanations were comically timed, with Trump routinely making a public statement just hours before revelations surfaced contradicting his comments. And as the contents of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came further into focus, Trump’s story slowly morphed accordingly.

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