Trump usually does pretty well when he goes around the media and speaks directly to the American people.
Now he may do it again.
He recently suggested he might do a televised address and share the transcript of his call with the president of Ukraine.
REPORT: Trump to Read Transcript of Phone Call With Ukrainian President Straight to the American People
The Department of Justice released the unredacted transcript of President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenksy back in September, after Democrats on Capitol Hill announced an impeachment inquiry into the matter. The transcript does not show that President Trump made a quid pro quo to the Ukrainian president as a whistleblower complaint has alleged.
President Trump has apparently grown frustrated with the media and House Democrats who refuse to accept the transcript’s version of what took place during Trump’s phone call with President Zelensky. In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said he plans on reading the transcript directly to the American people.
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:
A defiant President Trump signaled he will not cooperate with the Democratic Party’s impeachment proceedings, insisting his telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “a good call” and that he might read it aloud to Americans so they can see his point.
“This is over a phone call that is a good call,” Trump, sitting behind the Resolute Desk, said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call, because people have to hear it. When you read it, it’s a straight call.”
This is an excellent idea.
It would subvert the Democrats and their media allies.
It might even significantly shift public opinion to Trump’s advantage.