President Donald Trump’s narrative about his phone call with Ukraine’s President received some unexpected validation – from CNN of all places.
It was thanks to Chris “Fredo” Cuomo, who, in an attempt to discredit the President, did the opposite without realizing it.
It had to do with a claim Trump made about David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, who testified about the call between Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland in July. Sondland testified that he heard both sides of the call, even though the call was not on speakerphone.
Holmes claimed that Trump was speaking so loudly that he could hear him ask Sonaldand about “investigations” that Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelensky had supposedly agreed to.
In dismissing the allegations, Trump said “”I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life,” Trump wrote. “My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I’ve even tried, but to no avail. Try it live!”
I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I’ve even tried, but to no avail. Try it live!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2019
As The Blaze reported,
Cuomo took the president up on his offer Thursday and called his mother on air to test whether she could be heard by others while she was not on speakerphone. As it turned out, she couldn’t, and the stunt supported President Trump’s assertion.
“Very interesting theory from our president,” Cuomo said. “He’s never been able to hear a phone call when it wasn’t on speakerphone — from anybody. So let’s just play with that for a second.”
Chris Cuomo calls his mom to prove you can hear someone talking on the phone without speakerphone and it was… something.
"Can you just say hello? Mom? She probably can't hear me. Mom, can you hear me? Mom? Say hello to Dana Bash." pic.twitter.com/KImamgOCxf
— Danielle Misiak (@DanielleMisiak) November 21, 2019
At least for once CNN stopped reporting fake news!