Former President Donald Trump called out the “fake news” media Tuesday, saying that he helped supply the Ukrainians with lethal aid during his administration, more than what former President Barack Obama sent during his eight years in office.
“The fake news media refuses to report that I was the one who, very early and strongly, gave the anti-tank busters (Javelins) to Ukraine, while Obama/Biden was giving blankets, to great and open complaints,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday.
“Then [President Joe] Biden came in, and canceled the remaining military equipment that was packed, loaded, and ready to be shipped. Now the fake news media is trying to say that Trump gave Ukraine nothing, and it was Biden who is their great friend and gave them weaponry. The dishonesty is so unbelievable. All I can do is report it!”
On the Democrats.org website, a “fact check” said that Trump was “leaving out” military aid he withheld from Ukraine.
“Instead of owning up to his cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump is leaving out that he withheld military aid in an attempt to extort Ukraine for political gain,” the partisan website claims using three sources from The Washington Post, NBC News, and Politico.
The Post story from September 2019, said Trump ordered $400 million in aid held back over concerns he had and wanted to see if the money needed to be sent.
The story said the funds were held up a week before Trump called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on July 25, 2019, and asked him to “look into” the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter’s involvement with Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
The funds were released Sept. 11, 2019, according to the story. Continue reading at Newsmax.