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

A group of audience members gathered behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops 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 GiulianiSunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign raised M more than Trump in the month of June RNC, Trump campaign raised 1M in June Michigan shuts down most indoor bar service in bid to prevent virus resurgence 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.