MSNBC cuts from Trump speech: 'We hate to do this, really, but the president isn't telling the truth'

MSNBC cut from President Trump’s press conference on Wednesday, claiming the president was repeating lies about his political rival Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE as a “deflection” from the impeachment inquiry. 

“We hate to do this, really, but the president isn’t telling the truth,” MSNBC host Nicole Wallace said as the network cut from Trump’s speech

“These allegations against Joe Biden and Hunter Biden that he’s repeating have been investigated by the Ukrainians. ... The Wall Street Journal included in their report on Friday that the Ukrainians view this issue as having been investigated and adjudicated,” Wallace said.

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Trump’s press conference followed Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' Short defends Trump's tweets as a 'very effective way' to communicate with Americans Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE’s (D-Calif.) Tuesday announcement that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

“What’s amazing is that what Trump appears to be trying to do is to turn his own impeachment into a big deflection,” Wallace said. 

The impeachment inquiry comes as Congress is looking into a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s call with a foreign nation. 

The White House released a memo Wednesday of a partial transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that shows Trump asked the foreign leader for “a favor” before asking him to look into former Vice President Biden, a leading 2020 Democratic candidate.