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Watch ‘Fireside Chat’ Reading of Trump’s Ukraine Call Memo… by MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart (Video)

Careful what you wish for, Mr. President

Last Updated: November 2, 2019 @ 8:07 PM

President Donald Trump suggested a “fireside chat” reading of his Ukraine call memo and he got it. But it wasn’t him doing the reading… it was MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart.

Capehart introduced a segment on Sunday’s “AM Joy” showing quick cuts of the POTUS repeatedly calling his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “perfect.” When it cut back to the studio, Capehart was seen sitting comfortably in front of a roaring fire holding a binder.

“The phone call with the Ukrainian president, according to Trump was so perfect that he told the Washington Examiner that he wants to read it – that is, the edited notes of the call – in a live televised fireside chat like [Franklin D. Roosevelt] did in the ’30s and ’40s… minus the live television and minus the allegations of using his presidential powers to force a foreign country to interfere in American elections,” Capehart said.

He continued: “Trump’s version of the fireside chat might go something like this.”

Capehart went on to read a copy of the memorandum verbatim. “President Zelensky begins, ‘we are almost ready to buy more javelins from the United States for the defense purposes.’ Trump replies, ‘I would like you to do us a favor though,'” he began.

Upon completion — and after a couple of “dot dot dot” inclusions — Capehart closed the book.

“Truly, a perfect call,” he said, looking into the camera.

Watch the entire segment above.