EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland quipped his way through his final hour of testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, spending the last part of his six hours in the hot seat joking with the lawmakers who were questioning him.
Sondland slipped in quips about his wife, his amigos, and even joked about President Donald Trump saying he barely knows his hand-picked ambassador.
Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi quizzed Sondland about his relationship with Trump. The president named the hotel magnet his ambassador to the European Union last year.
EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland quipped his way through his final hour of testimony on Capitol Hill
President Trump said he barely knows Sondland
But Trump on Wednesday said he doesn't really know Sondland.
'I don't know him very well,' the president told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before he left for an event in Austin, Texas. 'I have not spoken to him much. This is not a man I know well. Seems like a nice guy, though. But I don't know him well. He was with other candidates. He actually supported other candidates, not me. Came in late.'
Sondland supported Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican presidential primary but did support Trump once he won the nomination and made a $1 million donation to his inaugural committee.
'Easy come, easy go,' Sondland quipped when asked about Trump's denial he knew him.
The ambassador had been known to brag about having a direct line to the president, access that came up during the impeachment inquiry when Sondland testified about a July 26 phone call he made from his cell phone to the president.
But he said he didn't recall a lot of specifics about that conversation.
Democratic Rep. Val Demings asked him why he couldn't remember that call but could remember a call when he said President Trump told him he wanted no quid pro quo in regards to the Ukraine.
'He just said, "I want nothing, I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo,"' Sondland testified.
After she pushed him on the issue, Sondland replied: ‘I remember the first girl I kissed.’
He then offered a more