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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's thin rationale on Ukraine aid


September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining circumstances that sparked a Democratic impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he froze U.S. aid to Ukraine earlier this year because he's tired of his country being the only one helping there. His rationale rings hollow — other allies pitch in plenty.

Trump also pointed to developments in the stock market as evidence that the financial world, at least, thinks the impeachment episode is overblown. That, too, was off base.

Under pressure Wednesday, the White House released its account of a phone conversation Trump had in July with Ukraine'...

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