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In tweet, Trump defends ouster of 'insubordinate' NSC aide Alexander Vindman

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him "insubordinate" and saying he had incorrectly reported the contents of his "perfect" telephone calls.

"Fake News @CNN & MSDNC keep talking about 'Lt. Col.' Vindman as though I should think only how wonderful he was," Trump said in a tweet.

"Actually, I don’t know him, never spoke to him, or met him (I don’t believe!) but, he was very insubordinate, reported contents of my 'perfect' calls incorrectly," Trump added in apparent reference to conversations with the president of Ukraine.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Brad Heath in Washington Editing by Matthew Lewis)