Trump says he does not know Sondland 'very well'

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Trump says he does not know Sondland 'very well'

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump sought Wednesday to distance himself from US envoy Gordon Sondland, after he told an impeachment hearing he had followed the president's orders in seeking a "quid pro quo" deal with Ukraine.

"I don't know him very well. I have not spoken to him much," Trump told reporters at the White House, before reading from notes which he said showed that he wanted "nothing" from Kiev.

In an October 8 tweet, Trump had described his ambassador to the European Union as "a really good man and great American".

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