President Trump apparently has more to share when it comes to exchanges with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, and he seems more than happy to do just that.
During a press conference Wednesday, Trump said the July phone call he had with Zelensky was actually the second conversation between the two leaders, and he doesn't understand why no one's asked for the transcript of the first. "It was beautiful," he said, using similar language to his past descriptions of the July call. "It was just a perfect conversation."
Trump then went on to say that people might as well ask for Vice President Mike Pence's conversations with the Ukrainian leader, too. "He had a couple of conversations also," Trump said.
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Who knows if Pence is thrilled with being thrown into the situation, but one person who probably doesn't want any more transcripts or memorandums released is Zelensky. Ukraine's president earlier Wednesday mostly defended the July call, saying he thought it was "normal," despite allegations that Trump pressured him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son. But Zelensky later seemed a little annoyed that his side of the July conversation was released to the public, Reuters reports, although the White House stressed it sought Kyiv's permission.
"I personally think that sometimes such calls between presidents of independent countries should not be published," Zelensky reportedly told Ukrainian media during a Wednesday briefing. "I just thought they would publish their part."
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