“File under ‘Stupid Fredo Tricks'”
CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo called his mother on live television in an attempt to prove President Trump wrong, but his endeavor backfired significantly.
David Holmes, a political officer at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday. His account is largely based on a July 26 phone call he overheard between the president and Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
“It was quite loud when the president came on, quite distinctive,” Holmes claimed, noting that Sondland supposedly “held the phone away from his ear”:
In a tweet on Thursday, Trump doubted Holmes’ ability to properly hear the entirety of the conversation.
“I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation,” he said. “I’ve even tried, but to no avail. Try it live!” he added:
In a desperate attempt to prove Trump wrong, Cuomo called his mother on live TV.