Kentucky rally crowd behind Trump all wear 'Read the Transcript' shirts

A group of audience members gathered behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE at a campaign rally in Kentucky on Monday night all sported T-shirts featuring the phrase “Read the Transcript.”

The line echoes a message Trump has repeated numerous times in recent days as he pushes back against the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into him and his administration's dealings with Ukraine. 

"Read the transcript!" Trump tweeted earlier Monday, referring to a White House memorandum of the president's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

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The House's formal impeachment inquiry centers around a whistleblower complaint that is largely based on that call between Trump and the Ukrainian leader.

The partial transcript released by the White House includes Trump urging Zelensky to work with his personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHillicon Valley: FCC chief proposes 0M telehealth program | Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus| Whole Foods workers plan Tuesday strike 12 things to know today about coronavirus Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria treatment for coronavirus MORE to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Top Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden spar over coronavirus response MORE, the former vice president, and his son Hunter Biden over unfounded allegations of corruption. 

House Democrats have been probing whether Trump tied the release of military aid to Ukraine opening investigations into the Biden family and the 2016 election. 

Trump has repeatedly pushed back against charges of wrongdoing, often describing the phone call as "perfect." He has also said the partial transcript shows that nothing improper took place in his discussions with Ukraine. 

The Trump campaign is currently selling "Read the Transcript" T-shirts like the ones rally attendees wore in Kentucky. 

Trump traveled to Lexington, Ky., on Monday night to campaign for Gov. Matt Bevin (R) in his reelection race against state Attorney General Andy Beshear. Kentucky is one of three states to hold off-year elections on Tuesday, along with Virginia and Mississippi.