By now, the whole world knows that Donald Trump’s fatal phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the reason the long-awaited impeachment proceedings finally went forward. During that call, Trump allegedly held a White House visit and critical defense aid over the vulnerable country’s proverbial head so that he could force an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, and Biden’s son Hunter. Vice President Biden is, of course the presumed Democratic frontrunner, and therefore a current 2020 political rival of Trump’s. This is corruption of the highest order, and Trump should be investigated for it.
In order to take attention away from his ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Trump has taken to calling the victim of Russia’s military aggression, Ukraine, “corrupt,” and even has engaged in rhetoric that suggests that it is Ukraine who meddled in the United States’ 2016 election, not Russia. The new GOP and pro-Trump talking point is that it is our ally, Ukraine, that is corrupt, not Russia. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has had enough. He blasted Trump’s statements, all while defending his nation’s honor and position as a staunch ally of the United States, saying: