President Donald Trump used harsh words Monday to voice his feelings toward the media’s coverage of reports that the President put pressure on Ukraine’s leader to help probe political rival Joe Biden, Fox News informed.
Trump called the White House press corps “crooked as hell,” and blasted the media outlets for “double standards” over what he claimed was the failure of the press to report on allegations of unsubstantiated wrongdoing by Biden and his son, Hunter, related to dealings with Kyiv.
“Joe Biden and his son are corrupt, but the fake news doesn’t want to report because they’re Democrats,” Trump said in New York during United Nations meetings. “If a Republican ever did what Joe Biden did, if a Republican ever said what Joe Biden said, they’d be getting the electric chair.”
“Look at the double standards, you people ought to be ashamed of yourselves…You got a lot of crooked journalists, you’re crooked as hell,” Trump added.
The harsh remarks came as congressional Democrats are persistent for a full disclosure of a whistleblower’s complaint about Trump’s phone call with newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump stated Monday that he did not want to finance Ukraine if there were corruption issues. His remarks raised further questions about whether he improperly used his office to pressure the country into investigating the former vice president and his family.
“It’s very important to talk about corruption,” Trump told reporters as he opened meetings at the United Nations. “If you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is, is corrupt?”