I’m 50/50 on whether this is a virtuoso gaslighting performance aimed at trying to convince the country that Sondland’s testimony was actually the opposite of what it was or whether he hasn’t seen the testimony yet and was given only a bowdlerized version by his staff. “How’d it go with Sondland today?” “Uh, very well, Mr. President. He said you told him at one point that there was no quid pro quo.” “Sounds FANTASTIC.”
My guess is that he watched the whole thing and is gaslighting people. Which is great, because inevitably he’s going to forget his own spin and revert to form by tweeting tomorrow that Sondland is a treacherous scumbag whom he regrets nominating as ambassador.
Worth a shot, though: