President Donald Trump gave short shrift to Ambassador of E.U. Gordon Sondland’s testimony in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Trump insisted there was no quid pro quo in his phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25.

Trump also asserted he was not well acquainted with Sondland. The president said, of Sondland, “I don’t know him very well. I have not spoken to him much. This is not a man I know well, seems like a nice guy, though.”

Trump spoke to reporters from the South Lawn of the White House. He read from his handwritten notes before he caught a plane to Texas. He was flying to Austin to inspect an Apple manufacturing plant. He ignored other questions by reporters and walked off to Marine One.