Donald is throwing Gordon Sondland under the Trump bus.
You knew this was inevitable.
Remember that time Sondland gave him a million dollars?
Speaking to reporters on Friday at the White House, Donald Trump went into denial mode on Gordon Sondland.
"I hardly know the gentleman", said Trump of Gordon Sondland, whom Donald appointed as Ambassador to the European Union, and who donated $1 million to his inauguration.
Here's the video.
Trump on Sondland: "I hardly know the gentleman." pic.twitter.com/gz7v2DaSoP
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 8, 2019
And observations from reporters.
At least 3 other people Trump did this "I barely knew him" thing to, were convicted of felonies & served time in prison – Papadapolous, Manafort, Cohen. Take note Mr. Sondland (& Rudy). https://t.co/k9mKShxzbc
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) November 8, 2019
Trump on Gordon Sondland: "I hardly knew the gentleman."
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) November 8, 2019
There it is. @POTUS on Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the political appointee who gave $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee and whose revised testimony lays out a quid pro quo: "I hardly know the gentleman."
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) November 8, 2019
According to his closed door testimony, Sondland had the ability to call Trump directly, and he did so multiple times as Amb. to the EU. https://t.co/cS8pwzvStJ
— Shelby Holliday (@shelbyholliday) November 8, 2019
Alas, poor Sondland, I hardly knew thee.
— ?. ???? ????? (@TheAlanNoble) November 8, 2019
Trump says of his ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland: "I hardly know the gentleman." When he thought Sondland's testimony would be good for him, he called him a "really good man and great American."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 8, 2019
Gordon Sondland, a major donor and now ambassador to European Union and who spoke to Trump multiple times in recent months. After Sondland revised his testimony describing quid pro quo for Ukraine military aide, Trump says today: "Let me just tell you I hardly know the gentleman"
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 8, 2019