Trump Blasts The Media For Reporting Firing Of Lt. Col. Vindman
President Donald Trump on Saturday slammed the “fake news” media for reporting the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council.
In a raging tweet, Trump complained about news coverage of the firing, saying reporting was done “as though I should think only how wonderful he was. Actually, I don’t know him, never spoke to him, or met him (I don’t believe!).”
Trump claimed that Vindman “reported contents of my ‘perfect’ calls incorrectly,” which those close to Vindman have disputed. Vindman reported concerns about Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to other officials with the National Security Council.
The President also attacked Vindman’s work performance, claiming he was given a “horrendous” report by his superior that he had problems with judgment.
An adviser to Trump told reporters the firings of the major impeachment witnesses was meant to send a message that disloyalty to the President will not be tolerated.
….was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020