The Hill reports:
President Trump on Friday dismissed U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony that there was a quid pro quo in his efforts to press Ukraine for investigations, calling it “total nonsense.”
“I hardly know him,” Trump said of Sondland, a hotelier and GOP donor. “I have spoken to him a few times.” “I want nothing – he said that when he was testifying,” Trump said. “They didn’t put that in. That was the end of him. I turned off the television.”
“Sondland, I hardly know him,” Trump said again, adding that he saw him “hanging around” when he went to Europe. Sondland testified that he spoke to Trump about 20 times. Other witnesses have also described Sondland as boasting that he had the president’s ear.
I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
On Fox, Trump says he hardly knows Sondland. “I see him hangin around. Ya know, when I go to Europe.”
Calls Rudy, by contrast, “legendary” & says “this kinda crap” would never have happened if he was AG.
— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) November 22, 2019