Trump turned the focus toward the Obama administration recently when he pointed out that it also withheld foreign aid.
According to The Hill:
President Trump pointed to former President Obama in a tweet ahead of the resumption of the Senate impeachment trial on Thursday, saying that his predecessor withheld aid from multiple countries too.
“The Democrats & Shifty Schiff, whose presentation to the Senate was loaded with lies and misrepresentations, are refusing to state that the Obama Administration withheld aid from many countries including Ukraine, Pakistan, Philippines, Egypt, Honduras, & Mexico,” he said, using his nickname for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is serving as an impeachment manager.
House Democrats, including Schiff, are arguing in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial that the president should be removed from office over his dealings with Ukraine.
Their effort is centered around the allegation that Trump withheld military aid in an effort to force Ukraine’s president into announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son and unfounded allegations that Kyiv interfered in the 2016 election. The House-passed articles impeachment charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Trump critics have tried to point out that the aid from Obama was withheld during diplomatic situations while Trump’s was not. The critics did not explain how possible corruption did not rise to the level of a diplomatic situation worthy.