Appealing to the whistleblower directly, which appears to be a deviation from the norms of conduct in such matters, Trump claimed that the person should reveal themselves because they "got it so wrong."
Voicing his grievances via Twitter, as usual, the US president also claimed that the "Fake News Media", which he also described as "an arm of the Democrat Party", is well aware of the whistleblowers identity but is reluctant to reveal it "because there would be hell to pay."
"Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!" Trump demanded.
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 US president also declared that none of the "many people" who were listening to his call with the Ukrainian president seemed to have any complaints about it because it was "totally appropriate", and boasted that his "Republican approval rating" is now 95 percent.
Many people listened to my phone call with the Ukrainian President while it was being made. I never heard any complaints. The reason is that it was totally appropriate, I say perfect. Republicans have never been more unified, and my Republican Approval Rating is now 95%!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 ноября 2019 г.
The impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump was launched on 24 September after a whistleblower complained that Trump allegedly attempted to pressure the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into investigating potential corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, thus possibly gaining advantage for the upcoming 2020 US presidential election.
Trump released the transcript of the 25 July phone conversation to which the whistleblower was referring to, and declared that the impeachment inquiry is nothing but a ‘hoax’ aimed at reversing the result of the 2016 US presidential election.