Transcript for President Trump didn’t watch impeachment hearings, denies new testimony
president trump claims he did not watch the hearings and says he's not concerned about them. Our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl has more on all this. Good morning, Jon. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The first day of public hearings had some dramatic moments but didn't seem to change any mines in congress and for the white house, that's a win. The president insisted he wasn't concerned at all about what went down on the first day of public impeachment hearings. This is a sham and shouldn't be allowed. Reporter: At a joint press conference with the president of Turkey, president trump claimed he was too busy to watch. I haven't watched for one minute because I've been with the president, which is much more important as far as I'm concerned. Reporter: He denied new testimony that directly implicated him in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political opponents. Bill Taylor, the top U.S. Diplomat in Ukraine, claimed one of his aides heard president trump asking ambassador Gordon sondland about, quote, the investigations on a phone call. I know nothing about that, first time I've heard it. The one thing I've seen that sopdz said was that he did speak to me for a brief moment and I said, no quid pro quo under any circumstances. Reporter: While he said he didn't watch it the president's Twitter account was busy retweeting more than 20 times Republican commentary about today's hearing. And the trump campaign is raising money on all of this, trying to bring in $3 million in one day, calling it a fake hearing to interview never trumpers. The two witnesses Wednesday were both career diplomats who have served democratic and Republican presidents. The bottom line for the white house is the hearing didn't change anything. Democrats are all but certain to impeach the president, but without any Republican defections it will go nowhere in the senate and the white house will be able to portray it all as a campaign by Democrats against the president. That is their hope. Okay, Jon, thanks very much.
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