Trump Offers Contradictory Explanations For Withholding Aid From Ukraine

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“Wow -- CNN put together this clip highlighting how Trump changed his public rationale for withholding aid to Ukraine from yesterday to today https://t.co/25QJ8VPsnU”

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President Trump is struggling to get his story straight on why he held up military aid to Ukraine.

President Donald Trump offered conflicting reasons on Monday and Tuesday for his decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine, CNN has demonstrated.

On Monday, Trump insisted his decision was informed by the desire to see Ukraine root out corruption, but on Tuesday, the president said he made the move because other nations are not spending as much as the United States on Ukraine.

As Ryan Goodman noted, the two explanations are contradictory:

Trump's decision to hold back on funding to Ukraine is under greater scrutiny after reports that he pressured Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son.

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