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 Biden 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 PelosiHouse rejects GOP effort to seat McCarthy's picks for Jan. 6 panel GOP brawls over Trump on eve of first Jan. 6 hearing Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work 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 BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE, a leading 2020 Democratic candidate.