President Donald Trump told reporters as he departed to Austin, Texas, Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee proved “it’s all over” for the Democrats and their impeachment hearing.
Trump pointed to a portion of Ambassador Sondland’s testimony, where he recounted a conversation with President Trump about aid withheld to Ukraine.
During the earlier conversation, Sondland said he asked Trump “What do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas and theories. What do you want? What do you want?”
“It was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with me,” Sondland said. “They said he was not in a good mood. I’m always in a good mood. I don’t know what that is.”
From Sondland’s testimony, Trump read his own response during their earlier conversation, “‘I want nothing. That’s what I want from Ukraine. That’s what I said. I want nothing.’ I said it twice.”
“I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid-pro-quo. Tell Zelensky to do the right thing,” Sondland testified.