Donald Trump Accidentally Tells the Truth, Says Call With Ukrainian President 'Was Largely Corruption'

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President Donald Trump is still grappling with controversy after pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President and current 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Claims that Joe Biden used the power of the Vice Presidency to end a Ukrainian investigation into the energy company his son served on as a board member have widely been debunked, but that didn't stop Trump from using the influence of the Oval Office in an attempt to trigger an investigation into his political opponent.


While corruption is nothing new for the Trump administration, what was surprising is Trump actually told the truth about it, to some degree, when speaking to reporters on Sunday morning.

Watch below.

Trump called his actions exactly what they were, saying:

"The conversation I had was largely congratulatory. It was largely corruption — all of the corruption taking place. It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine."

Did he mean to say, "we discussed corruption"? Was he referring to his false claims about Biden? Is he just trolling us at this point?

Either way, Trump admitted to pressuring Zelensky to investigate the Bidens for his own political gain.

One might think that Trump is becoming more concerned as these allegations continue to blow up, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, the President is actually enjoying himself.

Then again, this doesn't look like the face of someone having fun.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to the frustration of some Democratic party members, has remained hesitant on impeachment, but these new Ukraine developments appear to have rattled even her.

This isn't going away any time soon.

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It's even been added to the prestigious White House press pool.

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OAN's White House correspondent Chanel Rion compared the growing number of deaths from the pandemic to abortion procedures, asking Trump if abortions should be suspended all together.

The question flummoxed Trump himself.

Watch below.

Rion said:

"2,405 Americans have died from [the virus] in the last 60 days. Meanwhile, you have 2,369 children who are killed by their mothers through elective abortions each day. That's 16 and a half thousand children killed every week. Two states have suspended elective abortion to make more resources available...Should more states be doing the same?"

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"I think what we're doing, we're trying to, as a group ,governors—and that's Republicans and Democrats—we're just working together to solve this problem. What you're mentioning has been going on for a long time and it's a sad event, a lot of sad events in this country. But what we're doing now is working on the virus...and I think we're doing a great job—as good a job as you can possibly do."

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