SE Cupp: How much longer will allies excuse Trump’s behavior? | TheHill – The Hill

CNN host S.E. Cupp questioned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump criticizes supposed second whistleblower North Korea missile test raises fears of new capabilities Window narrows for Trump trade deals MORE‘s allies for sticking by him as the impeachment inquiry continues, saying “how much longer do they keep saying this was OK?”

Cupp described the president’s interaction with Ukraine and the country’s president as “black and white” and “really, really simple” on her Saturday show “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered.” 

“Now, you can decide whether all of this is impeachable or not, but it’s what happened and the people surrounding Trump need to ask themselves a pretty serious question — how much longer do they keep saying this was OK?” Cupp said.

As the president faces an official impeachment inquiry in the House, many Republicans have stood by his side and defended Trump.

The CNN host also analyzed the president’s reaction to the impeachment inquiry and categorized it as “DNA”: “deny, normalize and attack.” 

The president initially denied bringing up his ask to the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump criticizes supposed second whistleblower North Korea missile test raises fears of new capabilities Trump told House Republicans that he made Ukraine call because of Perry: Report MORE. But once the White House released the summary of the call, he called the conversation “perfect.”

Cupp said the attack stage has begun referencing Trump’s tweets about Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump criticizes supposed second whistleblower Collins: Trump’s call for China to probe Biden ‘completely inappropriate’ Trump accuses Democrats of ‘interfering’ with 2020 election and ‘continuing to interfere’ with 2016 MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyCollins: Trump’s call for China to probe Biden ‘completely inappropriate’ Trump compares his impeachment to Clinton email server Trump calls for Romney’s impeachment MORE (R-Utah) on Sunday morning.

 

 

 

The House inquiry began after reports came out about Trump’s ask to the Ukrainian president, days following Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from the Ukraine. 

The president has criticized Schiff because of his leading role in the investigation and Romney for saying what Trump did was “wrong and appalling.”

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