The president finally got to answer a question he loved at a joint press conference he held with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
After attempting to avoid a second question from Fox News reporter John Roberts, he allowed the question, and it turned out to be something to make his day.
“Can I come back to you?” Roberts said, reported Daily Caller.
“We’ll talk later,” President Trump said, then with a change of heart conceded, “Well it sounds like it might be a good question. Let me see if I like the question. Go ahead. Maybe for the first time in three years, I’ll have a good question, and I’ll love it.”
Roberts asked him, “There is a report that came out before you and President Niinisto walked out here, that the whistleblower met with a staff member of Adam Schiff.”
Oh, I love that question,” the president said. “It shows that Schiff is a fraud. I love that question. Thank you, John.”
“Can I finish asking it?” Roberts said.”There’s nothing to finish,” the president replied.
“So, the whistleblower accordance the report met with a member of Adam Schiff’s staff,” Roberts said.
“I hate to say it’s the New York Times. I can’t believe they wrote it … maybe they’re getting better,” Trump quipped.
Roberts continued, “Your response to the fact that that happened and that Schiff may have learned some of what the whistleblower knew?”
The president replied, “Well, I think it’s a scandal that he knew, before. I’d go a step further—I think he probably helped write it. Okay, that’s what the word is. And I give a lot of respect for The New York Times for putting it out. It just happened as I’m walking up here, they handed it to me, and I said to Mike, I said, ‘Whoa, that is something. That is big stuff. He knew long before. And he helped write it too. It’s a scam. It’s a scam,” Trump said.
He continued, “To finish on it, I appreciate it, I love the second question by the way. Should’ve asked it first,” to the amusement of other reporters.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) signed a resolution on Wednesday to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for fabricating a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
“Chairman Adam Schiff has been lying to the American people for years. Now he is so desperate to damage the president that he literally made up a false version of a phone call,” said McCarthy on Twitter.
“Enough is enough. I have signed a resolution to censure Schiff in the House of Representatives.” A spokesman for Adam Schiff admitted on Wednesday that the whistleblower had contacted them before filing a complaint against the president. This came after Schiff, in a previous taped interview, claimed that “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”
“The whole thing is a scam.” This is a great hoax,” said the president to reporters.