President Trump addressed claims that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate at a photo-op ahead of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday afternoon. Zelensky said that "nobody pushed me" to start an investigation into the Bidens' business deals in Ukraine and that he had not pushed Ukrainian prosecutors to do so.
"He's made me more famous and I’ve made him more famous," Trump joked about Zelensky.
"I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be involved [in] democratic, open elections of USA. We had, I think, good phone call, It was normal... I think you read [in the transcript] that nobody pushed me," he said when asked about impeachment proceedings pushed by House Democrats regarding his July phone call with President Trump. "We [are an] independent country and [have] independent general security. I can't push anyone. That is the answer. I didn't call somebody. I didn't ask him. I didn't push him."
About the impeachment, Trump said Nancy Pelosi has "lost her way" and "has been taken over by the radical left."
"And thank you very much, my poll numbers have gone up," Trump said. "And Nancy Pelosi, as far as I'm concerned, she's no longer the Speaker of the House.