Donald Trump has not been happy regarding the United States House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry which stemmed from a call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump has been adamant that he has done nothing wrong, while others have accused the president of withholding military aid in exchange for a foreign government investigating one of his political allies.
Now, Trump wants to take a further step to prove his self-perceived innocence.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner in the Oval Office, Trump said that he is considering holding a “fireside chat” to read the transcript of the phone call in its entirety. In typical Trump fashion, he also wants to turn it into must-see reality TV.
“This is over a phone call that is a good call,” the president told the Washington Examiner. “At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call, because people have to hear it. When you read it, it’s a straight call.
“Everybody knows I did nothing wrong. Bill Clinton did things wrong; Richard Nixon did things wrong. I won’t go back to [Andrew] Johnson because that was a little before my time. But they did things wrong. I did nothing wrong.”
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that a formal impeachment inquiry vote had passed the House of Representatives and will continue to move forward. Trump Ukraine adviser Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman also testified that he believed that Trump withheld aid to force a Ukrainian investigation into the Bidens.
While it remains to be seen what exactly will happen with the impeachment inquiry in the House, we can only hope that Trump follows through with his idea of a televised fireside chat because it could end up turning into one of the wildest moments in U.S. political history.