President Trump rages against the media, House Democrats and the Ukraine whistleblower, and the most recent election polls as he returns to the White House from New York City.
He claimed the whistleblower's report about the Ukraine phone call was "a false story" and that he or she "should be revealed because the whistleblower gave false stories -- some people would call it a fraud."
"My phone call was perfecto, totally appropriate," Trump also said, calling the whistleblower a "Brennan guy" and an "Obama guy" and a "fraud" and "a radical."
"The whistleblower should be revealed because the whistleblower gave false information," Trump told reporters at the White House. "He made up a story."
"They know who it is! You know who it is, you just don’t want to report it. CNN knows who it is, but you don’t want to report it. And, you know, you’d be doing the public a service if you did," said to the reporters gathered on the White House lawn.
Trump tweeted earlier Sunday morning:
The Whistleblower got it sooo wrong that HE must come forward. The Fake News Media knows who he is but, being an arm of the Democrat Party, don’t want to reveal him because there would be hell to pay.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2019
Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!
(The name of an individual alleged to be the whistleblower was published last week by Paul Sperry with RealClearInvestigations..)
Lawyers representing the whistleblower published an op-ed in the Washington Post Sunday edition saying: "Because our client has no additional information about the president’s call, there is no justification for exposing their identity and all the risks that would follow… Exposing the identity of the whistleblower and attacking our client would do nothing to undercut the validity of the complaint’s allegations. What it would do, however, is put that individual and their family at risk of harm. Perhaps more important, it would deter future whistleblowers from coming forward in subsequent administrations, Democratic or Republican."