Trump’s Misleading Defense for Withholding Assistance to Ukraine
The president, facing calls for impeachment over his pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival, inaccurately accused European countries of not providing aid to Ukraine.
Trump says Europe hasn’t done enough to support Ukraine. US aid from 2013-17: $1.3 billion plus $600 million in security assistance. European Union aid since 2014: $16.5 billion. Per master fact-checker
Trump on Fox again repeats his complaint that Europe isn’t giving money Ukraine. In fact, Europe has given more than the United States. Reupping this.
Contrary to Trump claims, Europe provided twice as much aid to Ukraine as the United States, by at least one measure. Re-upping this fact check from
Marcel H. Van Herpen
Trump held up aid to #Ukraine "because European nations had not contributed a fair share." FALSE! New York Times checked: From 2014 to 2017 EU members paid twice as much as US!