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

CNN host S.E. Cupp questioned President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol 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 BidenConfirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed due to security concerns: report Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again 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 SchiffPelosi names 9 impeachment managers Democrats, GOP face defining moments after Capitol riot Wall Street Journal: 'Best case' is for Trump to resign amid calls for his removal MORE (D-Calif.) and Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Additional airlines ban guns on flights to DC ahead of inauguration Ben Shapiro stirs controversy by guest writing Politico newsletter 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."