President Donald Trump told the Washington Examiner that he may be holding a fireside chat reading a full transcript of his call with the Ukrainian president.
The Washington Examiner reported that President Trump will not cooperate with the Democratic Party’s impeachment proceedings into the President. He has stuck by his original stance that his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was a “good call” and that he is thinking of reading the transcript on air to show Americans what he actually said.
“This is over a phone call that is a good call,” Trump said. He said in an interview with 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.”President Trump
The fireside chat is in reference to the irregular radio broadcasts that Franklin D. Roosevelt would hold to inform the American public about policies and decisions.
Trump then discussed that Democrats are preparing to increase their effort to impeach Trump. Hours before the interview, the House had voted mostly along party lines to approve the rules of the impeachment inquiry.
In an interview on Friday, White House Press secretary Stephanie Grisham backed up the President’s claim that the fireside chats mahy happen.
“Sure, it’s always a serious consideration,” she said, though she warned that “I don’t know what the logistics of it would look like just yet.”
Grisham said that the President has no problem reading the transcript of his call with Zelensky because he believes that it exonerates him from the accusations coming from the Democrat led house.
“The president has nothing to hide, been so transparent he has answered every question, talked to the news media about this over and over again,” she said of Trump’s frequent Q&A sessions with the press.
Trump’s fireside chat comes at the same time that Democrats are running their closed-door investigation into the President over the Ukraine call.
“I think that’s the point that’s not getting across is that the president did nothing wrong and has nothing to hide. So why wouldn’t he read the transcript of a call that was fine?” Grisham asked, saying it would show “the context of what was going on.”