President Donald Trump snapped at reporters as he arrived at the United Nations on Monday, appearing to take issue with a question about his willingness to release the “whistleblower report” to clear up the controversy surrounding his phone call with Ukraine’s president.
“Quiet,” Trump snapped as he pointed his finger at the reporter.
Trump, who has made more than 12,019 false or misleading claims according to the Washington Post, then lectured reporters on the need to deal with an “honest” president that is willing to fight “corruption.”
“Well, you’re going to see because what we are doing is we want honesty and I think with the new president you’re going to see much more honesty in the Ukraine and that’s what we’re looking for,” Trump told reporters in New York City as his cabinet stood behind him.
“We want to make sure that country is honest,” he continued. “It’s very important to talk about corruption. If you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”
Trump cabinet can’t keep straight face as he derps about “honesty” and “corruption” pic.twitter.com/REiFqelkNK
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Trump also dismissed calls for his impeachment.
“Not at all seriously,” the president said dismissively when asked about impeachment. “I had a perfect phone call with the president of Ukraine. Everybody knows it. It’s just a Democrat witch hunt. Here we go again. They failed with Russia, they failed with recession and everything, and now they’re bringing this up.”
Watch Trump snap at reporters, below: