SE Cupp: How much longer will allies excuse Trump's behavior?

CNN host S.E. Cupp questioned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE's allies for sticking by him as the impeachment inquiry continues, asking, "How much longer do they keep saying this was OK?"

Cupp described Trump's interaction with Ukraine and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as "black and white" and "really, really simple" on her Saturday show "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered." 

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"Now, you can decide whether all of this is impeachable or not, but it’s what happened, and the people surrounding Trump need to ask themselves a pretty serious question. How much longer do they keep saying this was OK?" Cupp said.

As the president faces an official impeachment inquiry in the House, many Republicans have stood by his side and defended him.

The CNN host also analyzed the president's reaction to the impeachment inquiry and categorized it as "DNA," meaning "deny, normalize and attack." 

The president initially denied asking the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE. But once the White House released the summary of the call, he called the conversation "perfect."

Cupp said Trump has now moved  "on to the attack stage," referencing Trump's tweets about Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public Schiff huddles in Capitol with impeachment managers Trump defenders argue president can't be removed for abuse of power MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe TRUST Act is a plot to gut Social Security behind closed doors Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Bring on the brokered convention MORE (R-Utah) on Sunday morning.

The House inquiry began after reports surfaced about Trump's request to the Ukrainian president, which came days after Trump decided to withhold military aid from Ukraine. 

The president has criticized Schiff because of his leading role in the investigation and Romney for saying what Trump did was "wrong and appalling."