President Trump and President Macron hold joint press conference at G7 Summit, live stream

President Trump and President Macron hold joint press conference at G7 Summit, live stream


PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET THE TECHNICAL MEANS TO MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE THE DECISIONS THAT THE U.S. HAS TAKEN IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE AND HAVE PUT US IN A SITUATION WHERE IT IS, INDEED, NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THE SECURITY SITUATION OF THE REGION, SO WE COORDINATED OUR EFFORTS AND WE REACHED THE DECISION TO BRING TOGETHER THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF IRAN TO HAVE A MEETING WITH THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER AND A ROAD MAP HAS SORT OF BEEN SET, BUT NOTHING IS ABSOLUTELY SET IN STONE AND PEOPLE HAVE TO MOVE AHEAD TOGETHER TO FIND AN OUTCOME. THIS MORNING THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS PREPARED TO MEET ANY POLITICAL LEADER IN THE INTEREST OF HIS COUNTRY. THAT IS WHAT I TOLD THE MINISTER AND THIS IS WHAT I MENTIONED TO THE PRESIDENT ON THE PHONE AS WELL THAT IF HE AGREED TO A MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, THAT MY CONVICTION WAS THAT AN AGREEMENT CAN BE MET. WE KNOW THE TERMS, WE KNOW THE OBJECTIVES, BUT WE HAVE TO JUST NOW SIT AROUND THE TABLE AND MAKE THAT HAPPEN. I HOPE THAT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, BASED ON OUR DISCUSSIONS, WE’LL BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THEM. THE MEETING THAT WE JUST MENTIONED BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, MYSELF, AND THE PARTNERS WHO HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WOULD ALSO BE FULLY INVOLVED IN THESE NEGOTIATIONS. I THINK THAT THIS MEETING IS VERY IMPORTANT AND HAVE CLARIFIED THE SITUATION, A LOT OF MESSAGES HAVE BEEN CONVEYED, A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE BETWEEN MINISTERS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR MINISTERS WHO HAVE BEEN TOTALLY INVOLVED IN THESE DISCUSSIONS, AND HAVE SET THE STAGE FOR THESE DISCUSSIONS AND FOR AN AGREEMENT. OF COURSE, I WOULD LIKE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND VERY MODEST, BUT I THINK THAT THIS IS GOING TO LEAD TO PUTTING AN END TO TWO ESCALATION AND REACHING A SUITABLE SOLUTION. THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAD ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY DINNER HAVE BEEN VERY FRUITFUL AND OUR PURPOSE IS TO ENSURE THE STABILITY OF THE REGION. THE IDEA IS TO MAKE SURE THAT IRAN DOESN’T GET THE NUCLEAR WEAPON AND HAVE MORE VISIBILITY IN THE LONG-TERM. AS FAR AS TRADE IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE ALSO SHARED A LOT OF OBSERVATIONS. WE’LL GO INTO THE DETAILS OF THAT BUT I THINK WE CAN SAY THAT OUR DISCUSSIONS HAVE CLARIFIED WHAT IS LEGITIMATE AND WHAT THE UNITED STATES FEELS IS AN UNFAIR SITUATION. WE HAVE INTERNATIONAL RULES THAT GOVERN INTERNATIONAL TRADE. IN THIS ONE PAGE DOCUMENT, WE SAID IT IS VERY GOOD TO HAVE A SINGLE ORGANIZATION THAT GOVERNS THE NATIONAL TRADE, BUT SO FAR, THIS COLLECTED BODY HAS NOT BEEN VERY EFFICIENT IN RAISING TRADE BARRIERS IT HAS NOT BEEN EFFICIENT ENOUGH. IT HAS NOT BEEN EFFICIENT ENOUGH IN PROTECTING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OUR INDUSTRIES. DISCUSSIONS ARE UNDER WAY CURRENTLY IN PARTICULAR BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENCY, AND WE HAVE SEEN, EVEN THE VERY RECENT PAST THAT AN AGREEMENT CAN BE REACHED. WE WANT TO REAFFIRM THE DESIRE TO CHANGE THE RULES THAT GOVERN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND REVAMP THEM SO NO ONE IS DEALT WITH UNFAIRLY SO THAT OUR WORKERS ARE PROTECTED AND THAT THE SITUATION OF THE PAST IS PUT TO AN END. THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO WORK ON TOGETHER. NOW, THERE WAS A LOT OF NERVOUSNESS BECAUSE OF MISUNDERSTANDING, BECAUSE OF THE POWERFUL ECONOMIC PLAYERS HAVE SAID OR WHAT ABOUT THIS DIGITAL TAX THAT FRANCE HAS IMPOSED? WELL, WE HAVE REACHED A VERY GOOD AGREEMENT AND ONCE AGAIN, THE SOLID WORK THAT IS DONE, UP STREAMED BY MINISTERS HAS REALLY HELP US TO MAKE PROGRESS. IN OUR ECONOMY, AS WE HAVE FELT VERY UNFAIR SITUATIONS. SOME PLAYERS DON’T PAY TAXES, SO THERE IS UNFAIR COMPETITION WITH OTHER PLAYERS, AND IT IS THESE LARGE, MULTINATIONAL PLAYERS THAT DON’T PAY TAXES WHICH LEADS TO SIGNIFICANT INSTABILITY ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT. IS THIS FAIR? IT IS NOT FAIR. WE’RE PUSHING FOR INTERNATIONAL RULES ON THIS AND AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL, TO TEN COUNTRIES AND FRANCE, ITALY, AND THE U.K. IS GETTING READY TO DO SO. IT HAS DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, BUT IT IS NOT AGAINST ANY COMPANY IN PARTICULAR. IT IS JUST TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. A LOT OF FRENCH COMPANIES WILL BE IMPACTED BY THIS TAX. SOME OF YOU HAVE PROBABLY HEARD ME SAY A FEW MONTHS AGO THAT THIS IS ONLY TO FIND A SOLUTION AND THE AIM ULTIMATELY IS TO FIND AN AGREEMENT INTERNATIONALLY BY 2020 TO REVAMP INTERNATIONAL TAX SYSTEMS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE OECD TO COMBAT HARMFUL TRADE PRACTICES WHICH ARE ALSO HARMFUL TO THE U.S. ECONOMY. THROUGH THIS DIGITAL TAX, WE WORKED A LOT BI- LATERALLY AS WELL AND WE HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT TO OVER COME THE HURDLES. SO WE’LL WORK ON A BILATERAL BASIS TO FIND A SOLUTION TOGETHER. THE DAY INTERNATIONAL TAX EXISTS ON DIGITAL SERVICES, FRANCE WILL DO AWAY WITH THE NATIONAL TAX. TO EVERYTHING THAT IS ALREADY BEING PAID UNDER THE FRENCH TAX SYSTEM WILL BE REIMBURSED. SO THE IDEA IS THAT WE NEED TO FIND A JOINT AGREEMENT. IN ORDER TO ADDRESS JOINT INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS AND THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW IS VERY NEGATIVE AND THE INTERNATIONAL TAX SYSTEM DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE MODERNIZED. I THINK WE’LL WORK TOGETHER IN A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION ON THIS. AS TO LIBYA, SYRIA, NORTH KOREA, HONG KONG, YOU WILL SEE IN THE ONE PAGE DOCUMENT THAT WE HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE HEAD WAY IN THE SPIRIT OF UNITY AND WE HAVE ALSO REACHED — DONE SOME SIGNIFICANT WORK AS FAR AS THE AMAZON REGION IS CONCERNED. WE HAVE TAKEN A VERY AMBITIOUS INITIATIVE THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESENTED THIS MORNING AFTER HAVING DISCUSSED WITH ALL OF THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REGION AS WE HAD WISHED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD WISHED AS WELL. IJUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE FEW THINGS I MENTIONED. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT WE WORKED TOGETHER HAND IN HAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER THESE TWO DAYS AND DURING THIS G-7, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES FOR THIS. WE HAVE MANAGED TO REACH CONVERGENCE AT UNPRECEDENTED LEVELS ON SEVERAL ISSUES. WE’LL CONTINUE THIS WORK IN THE WEEKS AN MONTHS TO FOLLOW WITH A LOT OF ENERGY AND NORTH KOREA KNOWS HOW STRONGLY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED TO THIS ISSUE. THERE IS ALSO THE AGREEMENT WE HAVE WITH CHINA AND WE’LL WORK HAND IN HAND ON ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ISSUES. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOUR FIRST LADY, WHO WAS BY YOUR SIDE AND HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE, SIDE BY SIDE WITH MY OWN SPOUSE, AND SHE HAS HONORED IN OUR COUNTRY. SHE KNOWS HOW POPULAR SHE IS IN OUR COUNTRY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE HOSTING THE G-7 SUMMIT NEXT YEAR. I’LL GIVE HIM THE FLOOR SO THAT HE CAN TELL US HOW YOU INTEND TO ORGANIZE THE G-7 AND I WILL BE THERE BY YOUR SIDE WITH THE SAME WILL AND THE SAME DETERMINATION AND THE SAME DESIRE FOR UNITY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. WELL, I WANT TO THANK YOU VER .>>I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN ANYTHING, I WANT TO COME UP HERE TO SAY THAT. THE JOB THAT PRESIDENT MACRON AND YOUR WIFE, A GREAT LADY, BRIDGET. SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH MELANIA AND SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT CAME IN. THEY HAD A GREAT TOUR OF THE AREA AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AREA, BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT, FOR THE INCREDIBLE JOB YOU DID. THIS IS A TRULY SUCCESSFUL G-7. THERE WAS TREMENDOUS UNITY. GREAT UNITY. SOMETIMES I WOULD READ A LITTLE BIT OF FALSE REPORTING AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT WE WILL — WE WOULD HAVE STAYED FOR ANOTHER HOUR. NOBODY WANTED TO LEAVE. WE WERE ACCOMPLISHING A LOT. I THINK MORE IMPORTANTLY WE WERE GETTING ALONG VERY WELL. SEVERAL COUNTRIES. IT REALLY WAS THE G-7 AND YOU HAVE BEEN A SPECTACULAR LEADER ON THIS, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE GREAT COUNTRY OF FRANCE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. VERY MUCH. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. .>>GO AHEAD. LET’S GO.>>I WANTED TO SAY VERY MUCH. WE WILL TAKE TWO QUESTIONS EITHER SIDE. AFTER THAT, I WILL SAY GOODBYE TO MY FRIEND PRESIDENT TRUMP. I WILL LEAVE THE ROOM IN ORDER FOR YOU TO FOLLOW UP.>>WE CAN DO TWO EACH AND WE’LL BOTH LEAVE THE ROOM. WOULD YOU PREFER THAT OR PREFER — I JUST DON’T WANT TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE STANDING HERE WHILE I’M ANSWERING THESE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL QUESTIONS. .>>EMANUEL IS GOING TO HAVE HIS OWN PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER THIS.>>EXACTLY.>>SO THAT WILL BE FINE.>>GO AHEAD. TO FRANCE.>>CHINA WAS NOT ON THE OFFICIAL AGENDA BUT I .>>CHINA WAS NOT PART OF THE AGENDA. IT IS PART OF THE DISCUSSION AT THE G-7. ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT THE TRADE WAR THAT EXISTS NOW BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA COULD HARM THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. IF YOU ARE, DID YOU TALK TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT THAT AND ARE YOU ALSO, AT THE SAME TIME CONCERNED, THAT IF CHINA’S CURRENT TRADE PRACTICES GO UNCHECKED, A DECADE FROM NOW, WE COULD BE IN A TERRIBLE SITUATION?>>WE OBVIOUSLY HAD LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS. DURING THE SUGGESTION, THE WORLD ECONOMY YESTERDAY MORNING ON BOTH SUBJECTS. THE DISCUSSIONS UNDER WAY BETWEEN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OBVIOUSLY, AS WE CLEARLY SEE, CREATE UNCERTAINTY WHICH DISTURBED MARKETS AND INVESTORS AND DURING THE NEGOTIATIONS WILL CREATE TENSIONS WHICH IS THE CASE OF ANY DISCUSSION. WE SAW THIS ON DIFFERENT STOCK MARKETS. WITH WHICH WE’RE FAMILIAR. THE QUESTION IS WHAT THE RESULTS WILL BE. THAT IS WHY WE CONSIDERED THAT IT WAS SO IMPORTANT AN AGREEMENT BE FOUND BETWEEN THE TWO GREATEST ECONOMIC POWERS IN THE WORLD. PRESIDENT TRUMP CLEARLY SHOWED US HIS WILLINGNESS TO ARRIVE AT . WE SAW A FEW HOURS AGO, THE VERY POSITIVE AND ENCOURAGING MESSAGE THAT COULD BE DISTILLED FROM THIS IF WE SEE THINGS ARE MOVING. OUR DEEP WISH IS FOR AN AGREEMENT TO BE FOUND BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA CONCERNING TRADE. I THINK THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR EVERYONE. NEITHER THE UNITED STATES NOR CHINA IS ECONOMICALLY OR INDUSTRIALLY NAIVE. IT HAS TO BE A BALANCED AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR EVERYONE. WE WILL BE VIGILANT IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. IN THAT CONTEXT, DIFFERENT PARAMETERS WILL BE TAKEN AND THAT WAS THE SUBJECT OF OUR DISCUSSION. WHAT IS BAD FOR THE WORLD ECONOMY IS UNCERTAINTY AND THE QUICKER AN AGREEMENT IS ARRIVED AT, THE QUICKER THAT UNCERTAINTY WILL DISSIPATE. THAT IS WHAT WE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY. THAT IS THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT’S WISH. IN TERMS OF TRADE PRACTICES, I SAID THIS EARLIER, FOR ME THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY FORWARD AND THE MOST STRATEGIC WAY FORWARD, IN SETTLING TRADE WITH CHINA IS TO ENSURE THAT THE TRADE IS PART OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE RULES. THE PROBLEMS WE SOMETIMES HAVE, WE’RE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CHINESE ECONOMY, A MAJOR ECONOMY WHERE THERE HAS BEEN LOTS FROM THE UNITED STATES. THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, CANADA AND JAPAN. . DEALING WITH ECONOMIC CAPACITY WHICH UNBALANCED WORLD MARKETst AND THE ABILITY TO DEAL RAPIDLY WITH CONFLICTS WE HAVE. WHEN WE SEE THIS TYPE OF TRADE HAPPEN OUTSIDE, THINGS DON’T WORK WELL AND WE’RE NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED AND WHEN WE FOLLOW WTO RULES, THE WTO RULES AS THEY PRESENTLY EXIST DON’T ALLOW US TO BE PROTECTED. WE DECIDED TO ACCELERATE WITH A REALISTIC AGENDA AND CHANGE THE RULES OF WORLD TRADE SO THAT EVERYONE CAN HAVE FREE AND FAIR TRADE, BALANCED TRADE, AND THAT THE SUBJECT AS I JUST MENTIONED, WHICH HAVE SOMETIMES BEEN BAD FOR OUR ECONOMIES CAN BE SETTLED IN AN INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK, WHICH WE WISH, PROFOUNDLY TO CHANGE. WE AND OUR DIFFERENT MINISTERS OF THE DIFFERENT CONTEXTS THAT WE’RE PUTTING FORWARD WILL SHARE THE POLITICAL GOALS. TO MY WAY OF THINKING, THE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE PRACTICES YOU HAVE MENTIONED, CERTAINLY THE POSSIBLE AGREEMENTS THAT COULD BE ARRIVED WITH AND RENEWAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE WARS.>>NO, I’M NOT.>>YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE NEED FOR THAT AND SECOND TO THAT –>>WE’RE GETTING THERE. JUST ANSWER THAT. WE’RE GETTING THERE.>>DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CHINA IS SINCERE ABOUT WHAT IT SAID THIS MORNING?>>YES.>>DO YOU THINK THEY’RE TRYING TO CALM THE MARKETS AND PLAY FOR TIME? OUR SISTER NETWORK, THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK HAS BEEN TOLD BY CHINESE SOURCES THAT THEY HAVE NO PLANS IN GOING BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE IN TERMS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS THIS SPRING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OWNERSHIP.>>WE’LL SEE, JOHN.>>DO YOU TRUST THAT THEY ARE SINCERE?>>I DO. I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL VERY BADLY. I THINK THAT IS ■ELEVATED LAST NIGHT, VERY LATE IN THE NIGHT. I SEE AN ALERT, AS YOU WOULD CALL IT, BREAKING NEWS, AND IT WAS THAT THE VICE CHAIRMAN, WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT SOMEBODY FROM CHINA AT A LOW LEVEL. VICE CHAIRMAN OF CHINA CAME OUT THAT HE WANTS TO SEE A DEAL MADE. HE WANTS IT TO BE MADE UNDER CALM CONDITIONS, USING THE WORD CALM. I AGREE WITH HIM ON THAT. AND CHINA HAS TAKEN A VERY HARD HIT OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF MONTHS. THEY HAVE LOST 3 MILLION JOBS. IT WILL SOON BE MUCH MORE THAN 3 MILLION JOBS. THEIR CHAIN IS BREAKING. THE CHAIN IS BREAKING UP LIKE NOBODY HAS SEEN BEFORE. ONCE THAT HAPPENS, IT IS VERY HARD TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER. YOU UNDERSTAND. I THINK THEY VERY MUCH WANT TO MAKE A DEAL AND THE LONGER THEY WAIT, THE HARDER IT IS TO PUT IT BACK. IF IT CAN BE PUT BACK AT ALL. SO I BELIEVE THEY WANT TO DO A DEAL. THE TARIFFS HAVE HIT THEM VERY HARD IN A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THE UNITED STATES WILL HAVE COLLECTED OVER $100 BILLION IN TARIFFS AND I SAY IT AGAIN, THE REPORTERS FAIL TO, THE MEDIA FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE GOODS COMING IN FROM CHINA. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CHINA, NOT OTHER COUNTRIES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE GOOD, THEY HAVE A POWER NOT ALL HAVE. THE POWER IS ONLY GOOD FOR SO LONG. THEY HAVE MANIPULATED THE CURRENCY. THEY HAVE DEVALUED THE CURRENCY, AND THEY PUT A LOT OF CASH INTO THE SYSTEM. BECAUSE OF THAT, THE PRICES HAVE NOT GONE UP OR IF THEY HAVE GONE UP, IT HAS BEEN VERY LITTLE, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE WORKING. IF THE PRICES GO UP, THEY CAN’T KEEP PEOPLE WORKING AND WON’T BE ABLE TO COMPETE. IT IS A BRILLIANT MARKET. A BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT MARKET, THE WORLD MARKET. A LOT OF MARKETS ARE BRILLIANT. FRANKLY, I THINK THAT CHINA CAN NOT, I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE THEY CAN, MAYBE THEY CAN’T. I DON’T THINK THEY CAN DO THAT. I THINK THEY’RE VERY SMART AND I THINK PRESIDENT XI IS A GREAT LEADER WHO HAPPENS TO BE A BRILLIANT MAN AND HE CAN’T LOSE 3 MILLION JOBS IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND THAT IS GOING TO BE MAGNIFIED MANY TIMES OVER AND IT IS GOING TO BREAK DOWN THE CHINESE SYSTEM OF TRADE AND HE CAN’T DO THAT SO WHEN YOU SAY DO YOU THINK THEY WANT TO? MAYBE THEY WANT TO AND MAYBE THEY DON’T, BUT I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. I’M NOT SURE THEY HAVE A CHOICE. I DON’T SAY THAT AS A THREAT. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE A CHOICE. IN THE MEANTIME, THE UNITED STATES WHICH HAS NEVER COLLECTED TEN CENTS FROM CHINA WILL, IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BE OVER $100 BILLION IN TARIFFS. SO I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL VERY BADLY.>>GO AHEAD.>>SECOND QUESTION. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE JUST DECLARED THAT YOU HAVE CREATED THE CONDITIONS FOR A MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP. DO YOU THINK FRANCE MAY BE A MEDIATOR IN THE MEETING AND MORE CONCRETELY, WHAT DID YOU DISCUSS IN TERMS OF THAT POSSIBLE AGREEMENT WITH IRAN? A QUESTION FOR MR. TRUMP, ARE YOU READY TO LIFT OR TO SOFTEN AMERICAN SANCTIONS ON IRANIAN OIL EXPORTS AND WOULD YOU BE READY TO MEET PRESIDENT RAHINI? THANK YOU.>>.>>THE TERMS OF THE DISCUSSION ARE QUITE SIMPLE. AN AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED IN 2015. THAT AGREEMENT SET FORTH GUARANTEES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE SIGNATORIES SAYING IRAN WOULD NO LONGER ENRICH URANIUM. IN EXCHANGE FOR REOPENING MANY ECONOMIC SECTORS AND MASSIVE INVESTMENT, LARGELY MADE BY THE UNITED STATES. THAT AGREEMENT HAD A TWO FOLD ADVANTAGE. STABILITY AND SECURITY AND ALSO REOPENING ECONOMICALLY SPEAKING WHICH IS GOOD FOR IRAN. THE AGREEMENT ALSO HAD DRAWBACKS AND SHORT COMINGS. FRENCH NEGOTIATORS IN 2015 WERE THE MOST AND FRANCE WAS THE COUNTRY THAT HESITATED. WE NEEDED AS MANY GUARANTEES AS POSSIBLE. PRESIDENT TRUMP, DURING HIS CAMPAIGN MADE A COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM TO BE MORE DEMANDING AND TOUGHER BECAUSE HE CONSIDERED THIS AGREEMENT WAS INSUFFICIENT, WHICH CAUSED HIM TO LEAVE IT. TODAY, BECAUSE OF THE SANCTIONS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE IRANIAN ECONOMY IS HAVING SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES AND SERIOUS SLOW DOWN. THAT SITUATION VERY CLEARLY IS THE ASPECT, THE POSITIVE SIDE OF THINGS CREATING THE NECESSARY NEGOTIATION. TO IMPROVE THE AGREEMENT. WE SIGNED THIS AGREEMENT, BUT THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED IT ARE NOT RESPECTING THE TERMS AND WE’RE STARTING SYMBOLICALLY TO ENRICH URANIUM. GIVEN THE TWO GOALS THAT WE HAVE, WHERE ARE WE GOING WITH THIS? WE NEED TO BE SURE THAT IRAN WILL NEVER GET A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO FLAIR UPS IN THE REGION AND SO WHAT WE DISCUSSED VERY CONCRETELY, WAS TO SEE HOW WE COULD IMPROVE VERY CONSIDERABLY OR BUILD A NEW NUCLEAR AGREEMENT WITH IRAN. PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS VERY CLEAR SAYING THAT WE WOULD NEED A MUCH LONGER TIMEFRAME FOR IT, THAT THERE NEEDED TO BE SURVEILLANCE OF MANY MORE SITES AND THIS IS HOW WE CAN BUILD A MUCH FURTHER REACHING AGREEMENT IN TERMS OF OUR SECURITY DEMANDS. ON THE OTHER HAND, WE NEED TO CONVINCE THE IRANIANS TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION AND WE CAN DO THAT IF WE GIVE THEM ECONOMIC COMPENSATION OF SOME FORM. IF WE MAKE SOME MOVEMENT IN TERMS OF LINES OF CREDIT OR REOPENING CERTAIN ECONOMIC SECTORS. I CAN’T TELL YOU TODAY PUBLICLY, MORE ABOUT THIS BECAUSE ANYTHING I WILL TELL YOU IN DETAIL WILL JEOPARDIZE THE CONVERSATIONS WE’RE GOING TO HAVE. THIS IS BASICALLY WHAT WE’RE DISCUSSING ON THE BASIS OF OUR INITIATIVE, THERE IS A JAPANESE INITIATIVE, TOTAL TRANSPARENCY WITH THE PRESIDENT BUT WE AGREED ON A STRATEGIC GOAL AND WANT TO GO FURTHER IN THE FRAMEWORK AND MAKE PROPOSALS. AT A GIVEN POINT IN TIME, THERE WILL NEED TO BE A MEETING BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND IRANIAN PRESIDENT. FRANCE WILL PLAY A ROLE TOGETHER WITH THE OTHER SIGNATORIES WHO ARE PARTNERS, BUT AFTER THAT, WE’LL NEED TO CREATE THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS BECAUSE WE’LL HAVE THE NECESSARY VISIBILITY FOR THIS AGREEMENT TO BE SIGNED AND SEALED AND FOR THE MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO PRESIDENTS TO TAKE PLACE. SO I WOULD RATHER TALK ABOUT CONCERTED INITIATIVES RATHER THAN MEDIATION. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE HAVE EXCHANGES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, I SHARE HIS GOALS, SOMETIMES WE DON’T AGREE ON METHODS BUT I WANT TO GET THERE. I WANT TO HAVE AN AGREEMENT. I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A TRUE CHANGE. THIS MORNING THE PRESIDENT SHOWED OPEN TO THE MEETING AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING FOR>>Translator: FRANCE WILL PLAY THE ROLE WITH ALL THE SIGNATORY POWERS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL. >>IRAN IS A COUNTRY THAT IS NOT THE SAME AS IT WAS 2.5 YEARS AGO WHEN I CAME INTO OFFICE. IRAN WAS THE NUMBER ONE STATE OF TERROR THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THERE WERE 18 SITES OF CONFLICTION IN MY FIRST WEK AND WHEN I SPOKE WITH THE FOLKS AT THE PENTAGON, INCLUDING GENERALS AND OTHER MILITARY EXPERTS, 18 SITES OF CONFLICTION, 18 SITES OF BIG PROBLEMS AND EVERY ONE OF US WAS BACKED BY IRAN OR IN SOME CASES, USING IRANIAN SOLDIERS. IRANIAN WEALTH, MUCH OF IT GIVEN IN A RIDICULOUS DEAL WITH $150 BILLION AND BILLIONS IN CASH AND THEY USED THAT MONEY FOR SOME BAD PURPOSES. IRAN IS A COUNTRY OF TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP CHANGE. THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN THROUGH CHANGE BEFORE AND IT DOESN’T WORK. WE ARE LOOKING FOR NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS, NO BALLISTIC MISSILES AND A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME, VERY SIMPLE AND WE COULD HAVE IT DONE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I REALLY BELIEVE IRAN CAN BE A GREAT NATION AND I’D LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN BUT THEY CAN’T HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, OKAY? THANK YOU. >>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>IF CIRCUMSTANCES WERE CORRECT, I WOULD CERTAINLY AGREE TO THAT BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THEY HAVE TO BE GOOD PLAYERS. YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS? THEY CAN’T DO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING THEY WERE GOING TO DO BECAUSE THEY WOULD BE MET WITH VERY VIOLENT FORCE. WE’D HAVE NO CHOICE. I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOOD. I THINK THEY’D LIKE TO — AND BY THE WAY — PRESIDENT MACRON TOLD ME EVERY STEP HE WAS MAKING YESTERDAY AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID — YOU TOLD ME LONG BEFORE HE CAME IN WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I DIDN’T INK IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO MEET YESTERDAY, TOO SOON AND THINGS HAVE TO BE WORKED OUT FIRST BUT PRESIDENT MACRON TOLD ME WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND WHO WAS COMING AND WHAT TIME AND WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO MEET. AFTER THE MEETING, HE TOLD ME WHAT HAPPENED AND IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER ABE OF JAPAN, A LARGE PURCHASER OF OIL FROM IRAN, HE WAS ALSO VERY MUCH INVOLVED AND HE KNOWS EVERYBODY, HE WAS A VERY POSITIVE FORCE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB AND WE WILL SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT. MAYBE IT WORKS, IT DOESN’T. I SAY THAT ALL THE TIME ABOUT EVERYTHING. MAYBE IT WORKS AND MAYBE IT DOESN’T BUT I TELL YOU WHAT, WE MADE A RIDICULOUS DEAL. $150BILLION AND WE GOT NOTHING, WE GOT NOTHING AND BY THE WAY, THAT AGREEMENT WAS SO SHORT- TERM THAT IT EXPIRES IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. IN A COUNTRY, YOU DON’T MAKE A DEAL THAT SHORT. IT LASTS FOR A LONG TIME AND YOU DON’T DO SHORT-TERM DEALS WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY. I HAVE GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT IRAN, GOOD FEELINGS THAT IT WILL WORK. I KNOW MANY IRANIANS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY AND I HAVE MANY IN NEW YORK THAT ARE MY FRIENDS. THE LAST THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS A BIG PROBLEM BUT WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, OKAY? GO AHEAD, PLEASE. GO AHEAD, YES. >>PRESIDENT MACRON, DID YOU SEEK PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERMISSION BEFORE YOU INVITED FOREIGN MINISTER, MOHAMMED ZARIF, OR DID YOU KNOW HE WAS ALREADY COMING? >>THANK YOU FOR THIS PRECISE QUESTION. I MEAN TO BE VERY CLEAR. WE ARE PART OF JCPOA AND WE DECIDED TO REMAIN AND WE ARE IN THIS SITUATION AS A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY. THAT’S WHY WE WANT THE DIFFERENT PARTIES TO MOVE. ON THE OTHER SIDE, AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE IT VERY CLEAR, WE NEVER SPOKE ON BEHALF OF ALL THE COUNTRIES. WE JUST TRIED TO HAVE SOLUTIONS TO SEE IF WE COULD FIND AGREEMENT WITH DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. WE TOOK AN INITIATIVE THIS SUMMER TO MAKE A PROPOSAL, A TECHNICAL ONE AND I GOT DIRECTION FROM IRAN THROUGH THE VISIT OF MOHAMMED ZARIF AND THEN FRIDAY MORNING, AND THEN AFTER THE DISCUSSION, WE HAD A DINNER ON SATURDAY EVENING AND I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY CLEAR WHERE WE COULD GO TOGETHER. THE DAY AFTER, I DECIDED TO INVITE, AS FRIENDS, MINISTER MOHAMMED ZARIF AND BEFORE MAKING IT I INFORMED PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT IT WAS MY IDEA AND NOT TO INVOLVE THE UNITED STATES , NOT TO SAY THIS IS ON BEHALF OF YOU. BUT, TO SAY, AS FRANCE, I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ASK HIM TO GO BACK AND TRY TO NEGOTIATE SOMETHING. I DID IT ON MY OWN AND I INFORMED BEFORE MAKING IT PRESIDENT TRUMP, HE WAS INFORMED AT EACH MINUTE ABOUT THE SITUATION. THE IDEA, FOR ME, WAS IN CASE OF AN IMPORTANT MOVE, APPROPRIATE SOLUTIONS, PERHAPS, TO HAVE MEETINGS BETWEEN MINISTERS. NOT AT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LEVEL BECAUSE THAT IS THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS A FRENCH INITIATIVE BUT MADE WITH A CLEAR INFORMATION OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT BEFORE AND INFORMATION, AS WELL, OF THE EUROPEANS AND EACH TIME, I INFORMED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO APPRECIATE TOGETHER THAT SOMETHING MORE WAS ADAPTED. >>I HAVE TO SAY THE JCPOA WAS A BAD DEAL AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO. A LOT OF THINGS COULD HAVE HAPPENED THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH DIFFERENT. THEY ARE ALLOWED TO TEST BALLISTIC MISSILES AND YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO THE VARIOUS SITES TO CHECK AND SOME OF THE MOST OBVIOUS FOR THE CREATION OR THE MAKING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. SOME OF THOSE THINGS HAVE TO BE CHANGED AND OTHER THINGS HAVE TO BE CHANGED. I WILL TELL YOU, I HAVE VERY GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT IT — I THINK WE ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING AND IT MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY BUT ULTIMATELY WE WILL DO SOMETHING. IRAN IS A MUCH DIFFERENT COUNTRY THAN IT WAS 2.5 YEARS AGO AND WE CAN GET THAT BACK AND I’D ENCOURAGE IT. I HAD FRIENDS YEARS AGO, MANY YEARS AGO. THEY WERE IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN IRAN AND THEY WERE BUILDING HOUSES AND BUILDING HOUSING AND BUILDING OFFICE BUILDINGS AND APARTMENT HOUSES. THEY DID VERY WELL AND MADE A LOT OF MONEY. TO THIS DAY, THEY ARE NOT EXACTLY THE YOUNGEST DEVELOPERS ANYMORE. THEY WERE YOUNG WHEN THEY WERE OVER THERE AND MADE A LOT OF MONEY AND LOVED THE PEOPLE AND WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT’S A COUNTRY WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. I ALSO SAY THAT WITH RESPECT TO NORTH KOREA, KIM JONG-UN, WHO I’VE GOTTEN TO KNOW EXTREMELY WELL AND THE FIRST LADY HAS GOTTEN TO KNOW KIM JONG-UN AND I THINK SHE WOULD AGREE WITH ME. HE IS A MAN WITH A COUNTRY THAT HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. YOU ARE IN BETWEEN CHINA, RUSSIA AND SOUTH KOREA. PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO SOUTH KOREA AND THEY’VE GOT TO GET THERE SOMEHOW AND IF THEY ARE GOING TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN, ESSENTIALLY FLY, THEY WANT TO GO THROUGH. RAILROADS AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN SO MANY THINGS WANT TO HAPPEN THERE. I THINK NORTH KOREA HAS TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC POTENTIAL AND I THINK THAT KIM JONG-UN SEES THAT AND HE WOULD BE THE LEADER AND I THINK HE SEES THE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL THAT IT’S GOT. WITH RESPECT TO IRAN, SAME THING. IRAN HAS INCREDIBLE PEOPLE AND AN INCREDIBLE COUNTRY, POTENTIALLY. THE LOCATION, A LITTLE ROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD BUT POTENTIALLY IT WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD. I THINK IT WILL BE, I THINK IT’S GOING TO WORK OUT AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THOSE COUNTRIES THAT WENT TO THE ORIGINAL DEAL, THAT MORE AND MORE ARE AGREEING WITH WHAT I DID BUT I THINK THOSE COUNTRIES ARE GOING TO SAY THANK YOU, SOMEDAY, I HOPE WITH FRANCE AND WITH THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE I THINK WE DID THE RIGHT THING. I KNOW WE DID THE RIGHT THING. FOR NO OTHER REASON, IT’S TOO SHORT, ALMOST EXPIRING, IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND SOMEBODY SAID YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE AN EXTENSION BUT WE ARE GREAT NEGOTIATORS. LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID TO THE DEAL, TO JOHN KERRY AND TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. THEY ARE BRINGING AIRPLANE LOADS OF CASH, BIG AIRPLANES, 757’S AND BOEING 757’S, COMING AND LOADED UP WITH CASH. WHAT KIND OF A DEAL IS THAT? A LOT OF GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN AND I WANT TO SAY THIS BECAUSE I’VE SPOKEN A LOT WITH THE PRESIDENT THIS LAST 2.5 DAYS AND WE’VE NEVER HAD A BETTER RELATIONSHIP. WE HAD A LUNCH THAT LASTED QUITE A WHILE THAT MANY OF YOU SAW. IT WAS THE TWO OF US WITH NO STAFF, NO ANYTHING. HE WASN’T TRYING TO IMPRESS HIS PEOPLE AND I WASN’T TRYING TO IMPRESS HIS PEOPLE. WE WERE JUST TRYING TO IMPRESS EACH OTHER AND IT WAS THE BEST PERIOD OF TIME WE’VE EVER HAD. WE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT. I DON’T MEAN JUST, GEEWHIZ, WASN’T THAT NICE? HE’S A VERY CAPABLE MAN AND DOING A GREAT JOB FOR FRANCE. HE DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB FOR THE G7 AND I WANT TO THANK YOU. YOU GO AHEAD TO YOUR NEWS CONFERENCE. VERY SPECIAL. A VERY SPECIAL, VERY UNIFIED 2.5 DAYS AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR IT. >>THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. I WILL LEAVE THE FLOOR AND THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I WILL WAIT FOR THE END OF YOUR OWN PRESS CONFERENCE. [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ]>>I DON’T WANT TO GIVE ANYTHING AWAY BUT WE SAW YOUR WIFE, THE FIRST LADY, DRINK A GLASS OF FRENCH WINE YESTERDAY. CAN YOU, PERHAPS, GIVE UP ON YOUR THREAT TO PUT SANCTIONS ON FRENCH WINE? IF WE’VE UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY, YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT AN AGREEMENT ON TAXING DIGITAL FIRMS. COULD YOU CONFIRM THERE HAS BEEN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND FRANCE ON TAXING DIGITAL FIRMS? >>I CAN CONFIRM THAT THE FIRST LADY LOVED YOUR FRENCH WINE, OKAY? SHE LOVED YOUR FRENCH WINE AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THAT’S FINE. >>THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>I WILL WAIT FOR THE END OF THIS PRESS CONFERENCE. I WILL LEAVE THE FLOOR. THANK YOU. >>GOOD JOB. >>I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. >>MR. PRESIDENT, CAN I ASK A QUESTION? ON CHINA? HE RECENTLY HAD BEEN SAYING THAT CHINA WANTS TO MAKE THE DEAL BUT YOU ARE NOT NECESSARILY READY FOR A DEAL? >>PLEASE SIT DOWN. THANK YOU. PLEASE SIT DOWN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>YOU’VE RECENTLY BEEN SAYING THAT CHINA WANTS A DEAL THAT YOU ARE NOT NECESSARILY READY FOR A DEAL AND YOU LIKE THE TARIFF REVENUE COMING IN. ARE YOU NOW READY TO MAKE A DEAL? >>ONLY IF IT’S A FAIR DEAL AND GOOD DEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES. OTHERWISE, I WILL NOT MAKE A DEAL. WE HAVE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS COMING IN AND I THINK WE WILL GET THERE, I DO. I BELIEVE IT MORE STRONGLY NOW THAN I WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THAT A WHILE AGO. WE WILL GET THERE. WE WILL HAVE A FAIR DEAL. REMEMBER THIS, WHEN YOU SAY FAIR DEAL, CHINA HAS BEEN TAKING, OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, 500 PLUS BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. MANY, MANY YEARS. IT’S TIME TO STOP. AS A PRIVATE PERSON, I USED TO TALK ABOUT IT AND IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS ON PRESIDENT. WE ARE IN A GREAT POSITION AND OUR COUNTRY IS DOING WELL, UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE THE LOWEST IN OVER 50 YEARS. OUR UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND ASIANS, FOR HISPANIC, THE BEST THEY’VE EVER BEEN. HISTORIC NUMBERS PAID WE ARE IN A VERY STRONG POSITION. OUR CONSUMERS ARE STRONG AND WALMART JUST ANNOUNCED NUMBERS THAT WERE MIND-BOGGLING NUMBERS. A GREAT POLL, THE ULTIMATE POLL WITH HOW THE RETAILERS ARE DOING AND CERTAIN COMPANIES ARE DOING. WE ARE DOING VERY WELL AND I THINK WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A DEAL WITH CHINA AND I THINK PROBABLY, EVENTUALLY, WE WILL MAKE A DEAL WITH IRAN, TO SPREAD >>ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR? >>IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF BEHAVIOR. THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL AND THEY SHOULD MAKE A DEAL AND IT WOULD BE VERY BAD FOR CHINA. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THEY CAME OUT VERY LATE LAST NIGHT AND SAID THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL, THEY WANT TO BE UNDER CALM CIRCUMSTANCES. IT WAS A DIFFERENT STATEMENT. I THOUGHT IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL STATEMENT AND INDICATED A LOT. HERE WE GO. >>I HAVE A QUESTION ON NEXT YEARS G7 SUMMIT BUT CAN I CLARIFY SOMETHING YOU SAID? YOU MENTIONED EARLIER TODAY — >>ONE QUESTION. >>LET ME DO THE CLARIFICATION AND I WILL GET TO THE QUESTION. >>NO. >>YOU TALKED ABOUT THE BREAKING NEWS ALERT. WHAT SPECIFICALLY DID YOU HEAR FROM CHINA AND ON NEXT YEARS G7 YOU ALLUDED HINTS ABOUT MIAMI AND DURELL AND HOSTING THE G7 AT YOUR PROPERTY. WHAT REASSURANCES, IF ANY, CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE NOT LOOKING TO PROFIT OFF THE PRESIDENCY? >>I TELL YOU WHAT. I’VE SPENT — AND WITH THE COMBINATION OF LOSS AND OPPORTUNITY, PROBABLY IT WILL COST ME ANYWHERE FROM $3 MILLION TO $5 MILLION TO BE PRESIDENT. THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT IS THIS COUNTRY. I COULDN’T CARE LESS OR I WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. PEOPLE ASK, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT COSTS AND BETWEEN OPPORTUNITIES — IU STUDENT GET MONEY TO MAKE SPEECHES BUT NOW I GET ZIPPO AND THAT’S GOOD. I GOT A LOT OF GREAT JOBS AND GREAT DEALS THAT I DON’T DO ANYMORE AND I DON’T WANT TO DO THEM BECAUSE THE DEALS I’M MAKING ARE GREAT DEALS FOR THE COUNTRY AND THAT’S MUCH MORE IMPORTANT. DORAL HAPPENS TO BE WITHIN MIAMI, IT’S A CITY, A WONDERFUL PLACE, A VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL AREA IN FLORIDA. IT’S IMPORTANTLY, ONLY FIVE MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT. THE AIRPORT IS NEXT DOOR AND IT’S A BIG AND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WITH ALL OF THEIR BIG ENTOURAGE, AND IT’S SET UP — AND BY THE WAY — MY PEOPLE LOOKED AT 12 SITES, ALL GOOD BUT SOME WORK TWO HOURS FROM THE AIRPORT AND SOME MORE FOUR HOURS, SO FAR AWAY. SOME DIDN’T ALLOW THIS OR DIDN’T ALLOW THAT. WITH DORAL, WE HAVE A SERIES OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS. WE CALL THEM BUNGALOWS. THEY EACH HOLD FROM 50-70, VERY LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. WE HAVE INCREDIBLE CONFERENCE ROOMS AND INCREDIBLE RESTAURANTS. IT’S SUCH A NATURAL. WE WOULDN’T EVEN HAVE TO DO THE WORK THEY’VE DONE HERE AND THEY’VE DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB. WHAT WE HAVE, ALSO, IS MIAMI. WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF ACRES. IN TERMS OF PARKING AND IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED, THE BALLROOMS ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST IN FLORIDA AND THE BEST. IT’S BRAND NEW AND MY PEOPLE WANTED IT. FROM MY STANDPOINT, I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY. IN MY OPINION, I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY AND I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MONEY. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY. IF I WANTED TO MAKE MONEY, I WOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT $3 MILLION TO $5 MILLION. AT SOME POINT I WILL SHOW THAT. IT’S JUST A GREAT PLACE TO BE AND HAVING IT IN MIAMI IS FANTASTIC, REALLY FANTASTIC AND HAVING IT AT THAT PLACE BECAUSE OF HOW IT IS SET UP, EACH COUNTRY CAN HAVE THEIR OWN VILLA OR BUNGALOW AND THE BUNGALOWS, THEY HAVE A LOT OF UNITS AND IT WORKS OUT WELL. WHEN MY PEOPLE CAME BACK, THEY TOOK TOURS AND WENT TO DIFFERENT PLACES. I WON’T MENTION THE PLACES BECAUSE THEY WILL GIVE A PRESENTATION FAIRLY SOON. THEY WENT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND CAME BACK AND SAID THIS IS WHERE WE’D LIKE TO BE. WE HAD MILITARY PEOPLE DOING IT AND SECRET SERVICE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS ABOUT. IT’S NOT ABOUT ME, IT’S ABOUT GETTING THE RIGHT LOCATION. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT. JONATHAN? >>YOU ARE TRYING TO PUSH THAT? >>NOT AT ALL. JONATHAN? >>PRESIDENT MACRON SAID HE LIKED AS HE TALKS BETWEEN YOU AND PRESIDENT ROWE HONEY WITHIN WEEKS. IS THAT REALISTIC? >>YES. I DON’T KNOW THE GENTLEMAN. I THINK I KNOW HIM A LITTLE BIT BY WATCHING OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS WHAT HAS HAPPENED. HE’S A GREAT NEGOTIATOR BUT I THINK HE’S GOING TO WANT TO MEET. I THINK IRAN WANTS THIS SITUATION STRAIGHTENED OUT. IS IT BASED ON FACT OR GOT? IT’S BASED ON GUT BUT THEY WANT THIS SITUATION STRENGTHENING AND THEY ARE HURTING BADLY. THEY ARE INFLATION, AS YOU KNOW, THE INFLATION IS THROUGH THE ROOF. THE ECONOMY HAS TANKED ENTIRELY IN THE SANCTIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY HURTING THEM HORRIBLY. I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT. THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE. I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT BUT WE CAN’T LET THEM HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON, CAN’T LET IT HAPPEN. I THINK THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE THAT WE WOULD MEET. JEFF? >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT AND ANOTHER FOLLOW-UP FROM THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE, HE SAID THERE MIGHT BE A NEED FOR COMPENSATION TO IRAN. WOULD YOU, GIVEN ALL THE CRITICISM OF THE JCPOA AND THE MONEY THAT THEY GOT, WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO GIVING IRAN COMPENSATION IF IT MET THE CRITERIA? >>NO. FOR COMPENSATION, HE’S TALKING IN TERMS THAT THEY ARE OUT OF MONEY AND THEY MAY NEED A SHORT- TERM LETTER OF CREDIT OR A LOAN. WE ARE NOT PAYING. WE DON’T PAY BUT THEY MAY NEED MONEY TO GET OVER THE ROUGH PATCH AND IF THEY DO NEED MONEY, IT WOULD BE SECURED BY OIL. THEY HAVE A LOT OF OIL BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LETTER OF CREDIT WITH FACILITIES. >>IT WOULD BE FROM NUMEROUS COUNTRIES, NUMEROUS COUNTRIES. IT COMES BACK. IT WOULD BE PAID BACK IMMEDIATELY AND VERY QUICKLY. GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. I’M WITH THE JAPANESE NEWSPAPER. >>YOUR PRIME MINISTER, GOOD MAN. GREAT MAN. >>NOW, THE U.S. AND JAPAN HAVE AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE WITH A TREMENDOUS TRADE DEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES. >>AND FOR JAPAN. >>ARE YOU CONSIDERING IMPOSING SECTION 232 TARIFFS ON JAPAN’S EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES ON NATIONAL SECURITY GROUNDS? >>NOT AT THIS MOMENT, NO. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WE MADE THE DEAL BUT NOT AT THIS MOMENT. WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT THAT. WE WANT TO BE FAIR. JAPAN HAS HAD A TREMENDOUS TRADE SURPLUS, LONG BEFORE I CAME IN AND I WILL TELL YOU, WE ARE TRANSFORMING OUR COUNTRY, TAKING THESE HORRIBLE ONE-SIDED FOOLISH, VERY DUMB, STUPID IF YOU’D LIKE TO USE THIS WORD BECAUSE IT’S SO DESCRIPTIVE — WHERE TAKING THESE TRADE DEALS THAT ARE SO BAD AND MAKING GOOD AND SOLID DEALS OUT OF THEM AND THAT IS TRANSFORMING OUR COUNTRY. IT WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE AND VERY EXCITING FOR OUR COUNTRY, VERY EXCITING. GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. >>I SAID THE WOUND BEHIND YOU. WHY DON’T WE DO HER FIRST. YOU’VE BEEN ASKING QUESTIONS ALL DAY LONG. >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. >>DON’T SAY I DON’T GIVE YOU ACCESS, RIGHT? >>THANKS, MR. PRESIDENT. WHY IS IT APPROPRIATE TO INVITE RUSSIA TO THE G7, GIVEN THAT THEY’VE MEDDLED IN THE 2016 ELECTION? ARE YOU WORRIED THAT IF THEY, IT MIGHT HURT YOU POLITICALLY BECAUSE IT’S ONLY A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTION? >>I DON’T CARE, POLITICALLY. PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS. IRAN ONE COLLECTION AND I WON. IT HAPPENED TO BE FOR PRESIDENT. I DON’T CARE, POLITICALLY. I’M GOING TO RUN ANOTHER ELECTION AND I THINK I’M WINNING BASED ON POLLS I SEE. WHETHER I WIN OR NOT, I HAVE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. I DON’T DO THINGS FOR POLITICAL REASONS. IS IT GOOD? PROBABLY NOT. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY HAVING RUSSIA, WHICH IS A POWER, HAVING THEM INSIDE THE ROOM IS HAVING THEM OUTSIDE THE ROOM. BY THE WAY, THERE WERE NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE G7 THAT FELT THAT WAY AND WE DIDN’T TAKE A VOTE BUT WE DID DISCUSS IT. MY INCLINATION IS TO SAY THEY SHOULD BE IN. PRESIDENT OBAMA, I’M NOT BLAMING HIM BUT A LOT OF BAD THINGS HAPPENED WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN AND PRESIDENT OBAMA. IT WAS A BIG AND IMPORTAN AREA IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHERE THE RED LINE WAS DRAWN AND THEN PRESIDENT OBAMA DECIDED HE WAS NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING. YOU CAN’T DRAW A RED LINES IN THE SAND, YOU CAN’T DO IT AND THE OTHER WAS IN UKRAINE HAVING TO DO WITH A CERTAIN SECTION OF UKRAINE THAT YOU KNOW VERY WELL. IT WAS SORT OF TAKEN AWAY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA, NOT TAKEN AWAY FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, TAKEN AWAY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS NOT HAPPY BECAUSE IT WAS EMBARRASSING TO HIM, VERY EMBARRASSING TO HIM. HE WANTED RUSSIA TO BE OUT OF WHAT WAS CALLED THE G8. THAT WAS HIS DETERMINATION AND HE WAS OUTSMARTED BY PUTIN. HE WAS OUT SMART. PRESIDENT PUTIN OUTSMARTED PRESIDENT OBAMA. WAIT, WAIT — I CAN UNDERSTAND HOW PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD FEEL. HE WASN’T HAPPY AND THEY WERE NOT IN IT FOR THAT REASON. NOW, I’M NOT ONLY THINKING ABOUT THE WORLD FOR THE G7, G7 OR GH, IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE RUSSIA INSIDE THE TENT THAN OUTSIDE THE TENT. DO WE LIVE EITHER WAY, YES, WE LIVE EITHER WAY. IS IT POLITICALLY POPULAR TO SAY THAT? PEOPLE WOULD AGREE WITH ME BUT POSSIBLY NOT. I DO NOTHING FOR POLITICS AND I KNOW A LOT OF YOU WILL SMILE AT THAT. I DO NOTHING FOR POLITICS. I DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND PEOPLE LIKE WHAT I DO BUT I DO WHAT IS RIGHT. IF I WANTED TO GO STRICTLY BY POLITICS, I WOULD PROBABLY POLL THAT AND POSSIBLY I WOULD SAY, I DON’T WANT RUSSIA IN. BUT I THINK IT’S GOOD FOR SECURITY OF THE WORLD, GOOD FOR THE ECONOMICS OF THE WORLD. REMEMBER, THEY ARE BUILDING A BIG PIPELINE IN EUROPE, RIGHT UP TO GERMANY. I SAID TO ANGELA MERKEL, WITH A GREAT RELATIONSHIP, YOU PAY RUSSIA BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THEN WE DEFEND YOU FROM RUSSIA. >>THAT WAS A LEADING STATEMEN THAT RUSSIA OUTSMARTED PRESIDENT OBAMA? >>WELL, HE DID. >>THEY SAID THE REASON RUSSIA WAS KICKED OUT WAS CLEARLY BECAUSE THEY ANNEXED CRIMEA. WHY WOULD YOU REPEAT WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY IS A CLEAR LIE? >>I KNOW YOU LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA BUT IT WAS ANNEXED DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TERM. IF IT WAS AN X DURING MY TERM, I WOULD SAY SORRY, FOLKS, I MADE A MISTAKE. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS HELPING THE UKRAINE AND CRIMEA WAS ANNEXED DURING HIS TERM. IT’S A BIG AND IMPORTANT AREA AND RUSSIA HAS A SUBMARINE AND THAT’S WHERE THEY DO THE SUBMARINE WORK AND THAT’S WHERE THEY DOCK LARGE AND POWERFUL SUBMARINES BUT NOT AS POWERFUL AS OURS AND NOT AS LARGE AS OURS. BUT THEY HAVE SUBMARINES. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS PURELY AND SIMPLY OUTSMARTED. THEY TOOK CRIMEA DURING HIS TERM AND THAT WAS NOT A GOOD THING. IT COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED, COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED WITH THE RIGHT WHATEVER. IT COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS UNABLE TO STOP IT AND IT’S TOO BAD. GO AHEAD. >>>YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING A NEWS CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FOLLOWING THE END OF THE G7 SUMMIT AND YOU JUST HEARD THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ESSAY — >>WE ARE GOING TO STAY WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE G7. LET’S CONTINUE TO LISTEN IN. >>HE WAS A PART OF G8 AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE’S OUT, NOT IN. I THINK, JOHN, THAT IS A TOUGH THING FOR HIM, A PROUD PERSON. WOULD I INVITE HIM? I WOULD CERTAINLY INVITE HIM. IF YOU INVITE THE PERSON, THAT WAS THROWN OUT REALLY BY PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND BECAUSE HE GOT OUTSMARTED, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PURE AND SIMPLE. DON’T FORGET THAT IT WASN’T JUST CRIMEA, IT WAS A RED LINE IN THE SAND AND OBAMA SAID NEVER VIOLATE THE RED LINE IN THE SAND AND THEN THEY WENT AHEAD AND THEY KILLED MANY CHILDREN WITH GAS. IT WAS TERRIBLE. HE DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. I DID. I WAS THERE YEARS LATER. I DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT BUT I WAS THERE LAST. GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU, SIR. CAN YOU HELP US UNDERSTAND THE TIMELINE ON THE CHINA CALLS? WERE YOU REFERRING TO THE STATEMENT BY — >>WE’VE HAD MANY CALLS. SECRETARY MNUCHIN IS HERE AND YOU’VE HAD MANY CALLS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS BUT CERTAINLY OVER THE LAST 48 HOURS. WE’VE HAD MANY CALLS, NOT JUST ONE. THIS ISN’T ONE. THESE ARE HIGH-LEVEL CALLS AND THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL AND BY THE WAY, I THINK A DEAL IS GOING TO BE MADE. THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. >>I THINK THE CHINESE WERE SAYING — >>THE CHINESE ARE NOT SAYING THAT. EXCUSE ME. LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING. THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF CHINA, DO YOU GET HIGHER THAN THAT OTHER THAN PRESIDENT XI? THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE VICE CHAIRMAN, NOT THE VICE PRESIDENT — THE VICE CHAIRMAN MADE THE STATEMENT THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL, WANTS TO SEE A COMMENT AND WANTS TO SEE IT ALL HAPPEN. THAT SAYS THAT THEY ARE PAID I DON’T HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT. YOU GUYS ARE REPORTING WHAT WE CAN FIND A PHONE CALL — HE RELEASED A STATEMENT. I DIDN’T RELEASE IT. HE RELEASED A STATEMENT. >>THERE WERE PHONE CALLS, SIR? >>NUMEROUS CALLS. NOT ONLY WITH STEVE. THERE WERE CALLS WITH OTHER PEOPLE, TO SPREAD JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, CHINA WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL. WHETHER OR NOT WE MAKE A DEAL, IT’S GOT TO BE A GREAT DEAL WITH US. I REALLY RESPECT PRESIDENT XI AND I LIKE HIM, TOO. HE IS A TOUGH GUY AND I HAVE A LOT A FEELING FOR PRESIDENT XI, VERY OUTSTANDING IN SO MANY WAYS. I TOLD HIM VERY STRONGLY, LOOK, YOU STARTED UP HERE AND YOU ARE MAKING $500 BILLION A YEAR AND STEALING OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. WE ARE DOWN ON THE FLOOR, LOWER THAN THE FLOOR. YOU CAN’T MAKE A 50/50 DEAL. THIS HAS TO BE A DEAL THAT IS BETTER FOR US AND IF IT’S NOT BETTER, LET’S NOT DO BUSINESS TOGETHER. I DON’T WANT TO DO BUSINESS. FORGET ABOUT TARIFFS. WE ARE TAKING A TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY. FORGET THAT. I DON’T WANT TO DO BUSINESS. NOW, WHEN I RAISE AND HE RAISES, WE CAN NEVER CATCH UP. WE HAVE TO BALANCE OUR TRADING RELATIONSHIP AT LEAST TO AN EXTENT. THEY WERE UNWILLING TO DO THAT. WE WILL NEVER HAVE A DEAL IF THAT HAPPENS. IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A DEAL. AS FAR AS PHONE CALLS ARE CONCERNED, THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY AND OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING MANY CALLS. NOT RECEIVING, BACK AND FORTH WITH MANY CALLS. CHINA WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL AND IF WE CAN, WE WILL MAKE A DEAL. YOU’LL SEE. GO AHEAD. >>WAS HER PRESENT, IF COULD ASK ABOUT YOUR CHINA STRATEGY. PRESIDENT MACRON TALKED ABOUT INSTABILITY AND THE WORRY IN THE MARKETS AND AROUND THE GLOBE ABOUT INSTABILITY AND ONE THING THAT COMES FROM, AS HE TALKED ABOUT — >>YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT GLOBAL ECONOMIC INSTABILITY? I DON’T CONSIDER IT INSTABILITY. >>IT COMES FROM THE BACK AND FORTH IN THE CHANGING STATEMENTS FROM YOURSELF. >>SORRY. THAT’S THE WAY I NEGOTIATE. >>MY QUESTION IS, IS THAT A STRATEGY? TO CALL PRESIDENT XI AN ENEMY ONE DAY AND SAY RELATIONS ARE VERY GOOD THE NEXT DAY? >>THAT’S THE WAY I NEGOTIATE AND IT’S DONE VERY WELL FOR ME OVER THE YEARS AND IT’S DOING EVEN BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY. I DO THINK THAT — LOOK — HERE’S THE STORY — I HAVE PEOPLE SAY, JUST MAKE A DEAL, MAKE A DEAL. THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE WISDOM TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN’T CONTINUE TO GO ON WHERE A COUNTRY IS TAKING $500 BILLION. NOT MILLION, $500 BILLION WITH A B. EVERY SINGLE YEAR, $500 BILLION. YOU JUST CAN’T DO THAT. SOMEBODY HAD TO DO THIS AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND IT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN DONE WITH BIDEN, SLEEPY JOE. IT SHOULD’VE BEEN DONE BY OTHER PEOPLE. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY BUSH, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY CLINTON, DOUBLE BUSH. >>NORTH KOREA SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE LONG AGO. I’M DOING IT. I’M DOING THINGS I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO BE DOING. PLEASE. GO AHEAD PLEASE. >>THE THREE B, SKY NEWS. PRESIDENT TRUMP, YOU’VE MET PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON YESTERDAY AND YOU SAID HE WAS THE RIGHT MAN FOR THE JOB IN BREXIT. DO YOU THINK THERESA MAY WAS THE WRONG WOMAN AND DO YOU THINK THAT BORIS JOHNSON CAN ACTUALLY GET A DEAL WITH THE EU FOR OCTOBER 31? >>TERESA WAS UNABLE TO DO THE DEAL. I GAVE HER MY IDEAS AS TO DOING A DEAL VERY EARLY ON AND YOU POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE AND I WOULD HAVE DONE THAT. SHE CHOSE TO DO IT HER WAY AND THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT SO WELL. I THINK SHE’S A VERY, VERY GOOD PERSON AND A GOOD WOMAN. I REALLY BELIEVE THAT BORIS JOHNSON WILL BE A GREAT PRIME MINISTER. WE LIKE EACH OTHER. WE HAD A GREAT 2.5 DAYS. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR HIM TO BE PRIME MINISTER FOR ABOUT SIX YEARS. I TOLD HIM, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG? I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE A GREAT PRIME MINISTER. ESPECIALLY, AFTER SPENDING AN INTENSE TIME WITH HIM OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. HE’S VERY SMART, VERY STRONG AND VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? HE LOVES YOUR COUNTRY. HE REALLY LOVES YOUR COUNTRY. THAT CAME OUT MAYBE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. YES, PLEASE. >>BBC NEWS. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, BUT BORIS JOHNSON IS VERY KEEN ON A TRADE DEAL WITH THE USA AND YOU SOUND KEEN ON IT, TOO. SOME OF THE CRITICS WORRY YOU WILL DO OVER THE U.K.? >>NO. I LOVE THE U.K. I OWN GREAT PROPERTY IN THE U.K. AND I LOVE THE U.K. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MY PROPERTY IS DOING BECAUSE I DON’T CARE. I OWN TURNBERRY AND ABERDEEN AND I OWN IN IRELAND, GREAT STUFF. I WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU, I THINK THAT HE’S GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB AS PRIME MINISTER. IT TAKES A LOT. SO MANY DIFFERENT ELEMENTS TO BEING A GREAT PRIME MINISTER AND WE NEEDED HIM. THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR BORIS, THE RIGHT TIME. PLEASE GO AHEAD. RIGHT HERE. SAY WHO YOU ARE WITH. >>ITV IN THE U.K. YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY HAD A GOOD FEW DAYS WITH PRESIDENT MACRON, WHO YOU APPEARED TO BE DOING BUSINESS WITH, TO USE YOUR FAVORITE EXPRESSION. AFTER BREXIT, WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE YOUR MORE IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP? PRESIDENT MACRON WITH FRANCE AND THE EU OR BORIS JOHNSON, PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM? >>I THINK FRANCE IS A GREAT NATION. IT’S BEING RUN — A LOT OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING. IT’S NOT EASY WHAT HE’S DOING. HE’S CHANGING CERTAIN WAYS AND THAT’S A VERY HARD THING TO DO. I WON’T GET INTO IT AND I WILL LET HIM SELL HIS IDEAS BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T DISAGREE WITH HIS IDEAS BUT IT’S A VERY HARD THING TO DO IF YOU ARE A GREAT CITIZEN OF FRANCE LOVE YOUR COUNTRY AND WANT IT TO BE THE WAY IT’S BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. MAYBE THAT ISN’T WORKING AND THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO. I THINK IS GOING TO DO A FANTASTIC JOB. IS VERY TOUGH FOR HIM AND HE’S BEEN HAVING A HARD TIME. NOBODY WOULD HAVE AN EASY TIME BUT I DO BELIEVE HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING. BORIS IS DIFFERENT. IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF A DEAL. BORIS HAS TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING WITH BREXIT, VERY TOUGH. THE EU, IT’S A VERY STRONG GROUP OF PEOPLE. THEY HAVE THEIR IDEAS AND THEY ARE NOT EASY TO DEAL WITH, I WILL TELL YOU. WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO MAKING A DEAL WITH THE EU. WE MADE A GREAT DEAL WITH JAPAN AND WE ARE VERY CLOSE TO MAY BE MAKING A DEAL WITH THE EU BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TARIFFS. IT’S VERY SIMPLE. THEY DON’T WANT TO TAX CARS. MERCEDES-BENZ, BMW, THEY DON’T NEED A 25% TAX. WE ARE VERY CLOSE AND I THINK WE WILL MAKE A DEAL WITH THE EU WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THAT ROUTE. WE MAY HAVE TO GO THAT ROUTE, BUT MAYBE NOT. WE WILL HAVE A VERY FAIR DEAL BUT THE EU IS ANOTHER WHERE WE’VE BEEN LOSING $180 BILLION A YEAR FOR MANY YEARS AND THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY. HOW MUCH CAN YOU TAKE OUT OF THE PIGGY BANK? >>WHICH WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT, EU OR BRITAIN?>>BOTH. I DON’T WANT TO SAY WHICH. LOOK, I THINK THAT WE HAVE BEEN WITH — I GUESS WE’D START OFF BY SAYING ENGLAND — I ASKED BORIS, WHAT IS ENGLAND, THEY DON’T USE IT TOO MUCH ANYMORE. WE TALKED ABOUT HER, VERY INTERESTING. THE UNITED KINGDOM IS A GREAT, INCREDIBLE PLACE, AN INCREDIBLE NATION AND IT’S BEEN ONE OF OUR TREMENDOUS ALLIES. ANOTHER ONE HAPPENS TO BE AUSTRALIA AND HE WAS HERE, ALSO, SCOTT, FANTASTIC. IN FACT, WE ARE HONORING HIM AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN A VERY SHORT TIME. EXCUSE ME? >>[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >>AT SOME POINT, I WILL. GERMANY, TOO. THEY ARE VERY DIFFERENT AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOING AT IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE. ULTIMATELY, IT WILL PROBABLY WORK OUT. THEY MAY NOT MAKE A DEAL AND HAVE TO GET OUT. THE EUROPEAN UNION IS VERY TOUGH TO MAKE DEALS WITH, VERY TOUGH. JUST ASK THERESA MAY. >>MR. PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATED PRESS BUT CAN YOU CLARIFY. LAST YEAR, HE LEFT THE SUMMIT IN CANADA FEUDING WITH THE SUMMIT HOST. THIS YEAR, THINGS SEEM TO BE DIFFERENT AND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT UNITY. WHAT IS DIFFERENT? AS PRESIDENT MACRON SAID, HE’S PASSING THE BATON TO LEAD THIS MULTIUNIT ORAL PLATFORM. NOW YOU HAVE A MANDATE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT? >>WE HAD A VERY GOOD MEETING. I HEADED OUT WITH ONE OR TWO PEOPLE WHEN WE DISAGREED WITH CONCEPT BUT WE HAD A PRETTY GOOD MEETING LAST YEAR. I WOULD SAY THIS WAS A BIG STEP FOR UNITY AND IN TERMS OF AGREEMENT. WE HAVE REALLY GREAT AGREEMENT ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS BUT LAST YEAR WAS GOOD, ALSO, LAST YEAR WAS GOOD AND MAY HAVE BEEN UNDERRATED. >>ONE ABOUT THE G7 AND WHAT IS YOUR AGENDA? >>HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE SPECIAL. WE WILL BUILD ON WHAT WE HAVE NOW. WE BUILD ON SOMETHING REALLY GOOD AND WE WILL GO IN WITH SOME GREAT UNITY. IF THERE WAS ANY WORD FOR THIS PARTICULAR MEETING FOR SEVEN VERY IMPORTANT COUNTRIES, IT WAS UNITY. WE GOT ALONG GREAT, GOT ALONG GOOD. GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. YOU JUST MENTIONED THAT THE CHINESE VICE PREMIER SAID CHINA IS WILLING TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE THROUGH CALM NEGOTIATIONS PRINT >>I DIDN’T SAY IT, HE DID. >>WHERE THE YOU NET S HAS NEGOTIATED IN THE SAME MANNER –>>YES. >>THE OTHER ISSUE — >>THAT WAS AN EASY ANSWER. >>THE U.S. WILL NEGOTIATE IN THE SAME MANNER? >>ABSOLUTELY. GREAT RESPECT FOR CHINA AND FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF CHINA, ABSOLUTELY. >>THE OTHER QUESTION IS THAT YOU SAID YOU DEFINITELY WOULD INVITE PUTIN TO JOIN THE SUMMIT NEXT YEAR. >>I HAVEN’T SAID THAT BUT I THINK HAVING PRESIDENT PUTIN AND WHAT WAS THE GAA, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GA AND I HEARD HE WAS A GOOD MEMBER OF THE GA. HAVING HIM IN, I THINK, IS MORE OF AN ADVANTAGE AND A POSITIVE FOR THE WORLD AND A POSITIVE FOR RUSSIA. I THINK IT IS A BIG POSITIVE FOR RUSSIA AND SOMETHING THE GROUP IS DISCUSSING. THEY ARE DISCUSSING IT. PEOPLE FEEL VERY MUCH LIKE ME, MANY PEOPLE. >>THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IS SAYING IT’S NOT THEIR FOREIGN POLICY PURSUIT TO RETURN TO THE G8. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION? >>I KNOW ONE THING. IF THEY WERE INVITED BACK, I THINK THEY WOULD BE THERE AND IF THEY WEREN’T, THAT’S OKAY, TOO. I JUST THINK THEY WOULD BE BETTER INSIDE THAN OUTSIDE. I THINK THEY WOULD BE AN ASSET AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING. SOME OF THE THINGS, AND WE WERE DISCUSSING FOUR OR FIVE MATTERS AND RUSSIA WAS LITERALLY INVOLVED IN ALL OF THOSE FOUR OR FIVE MANORS. PEOPLE SAID, WHY AREN’T THEY HERE TALKING TO US ABOUT IT? WHAT WILL THEY DO NOW, GO HOME AND TAKE IT EASY FOR A DAY? ALTHOUGH, I DON’T DO THAT. I DON’T TAKE IT EASY. WE GO HOME AND CALL AT THE END OF THE WEEK? WE HAD NUMEROUS THINGS WE WERE DISCUSSING, AND NUMEROUS. WE HAD A LOT OF THINGS WE WERE DISCUSSING. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY EASY IF RUSSIA WAS IN THE ROOM. IF HE WAS IN THE ROOM, WE COULD HAVE SOLVED THESE THINGS AND NOW IT’S IN LIMBO. WITH ALL OF THAT, VERY LITTLE LIMBO AND SOME PEOPLE WILL SPEAK ABOUT THESE THINGS AND FRANKLY THEY ARE NOT COMPLICATED BUT IT WOULD BE EASIER IF YOU WERE IN THE ROOM. JOSH? >>MR. PRESIDENT, THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT TALK AT THE SUMMIT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. IN THE PAST, YOU’VE HARBORED SKEPTICISM OF THE SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE PAID WHAT SHOULD THE WORLD DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND DO YOU STILL HARBOR THAT SKEPTICISM? >>I FEEL THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS TREMENDOUS WEALTH. THE WEALTH IS UNDER ITS FEET. I’VE MADE THAT WEALTH COME ALIVE. WE WILL SOON BE ONE OF THE — WE WILL SOON BE EXPORT — IN FACT, WE ARE DOING IT NOW, EXPORTING. WE ARE NOW THE NUMBER ONE ENERGY PRODUCER IN THE WORLD. SOON, IT WILL BE BY FAR WITH A COUPLE OF PIPELINES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET APPROVED FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. IT WILL HAVE A HUGE IMPACT. I WAS ABLE TO GET ANWAR IN ALASKA, WHICH COULD BE THE LARGEST SITE FOR GAS IN THE WORLD. RONALD REAGAN DIDN’T DO IT, THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT SINCE BEFORE RONALD REAGAN AND I GOT IT APPROVED. WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE ENERGY PRODUCER IN THE WORLD AND SOON, BY FAR, THE NUMBER ONE. IT’S TREMENDOUS WEALTH. LNG IS BEING SOUGHT AFTER ALL OVER EUROPE AND THE WORLD AND WE HAVE MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE. I’M NOT GOING TO LOSE THAT WELL. I’M NOT GOING TO LOSE IT ON DREAMS, ON WINDMILLS. FRANKLY, THEY AREN’T WORKING TOO WELL. I’M NOT GOING TO LOSE IT. JOSH, IN A NUTSHELL, I WANT THE CLEANEST WATER ON EARTH. I WANT THE CLEANEST AIR ON EARTH. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE DOING. I’M AN ENVIRONMENTALIST AND PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. I’VE DONE MORE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, PROBABLY, THAN ANYBODY — DEFINITELY — I’VE DONE MANY, MANY, MANY OF THEM. MORE THAN ANYBODY THAT’S EVER BEEN PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE TO PRESIDENT. I THINK I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT THAN MOST PEOPLE. I WANT CLEAN AIR, I WANT TO CLEAN WATER AND I WANT A WEALTHY COUNTRY, I WANT A SPECTACULAR COUNTRY WITH JOBS, WITH PENSIONS AND SO MANY THINGS AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE GETTING. I WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL. AT THE SAME TIME, AT THE SAME TIME, AND YOU WEREN’T CALLED — AT THE SAME TIME, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, VERY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN THIS INCREDIBLE, THIS INCREDIBLE PLACE WE’VE ALL BUILT. WE’VE BECOME A MUCH RICHER COUNTRY AND THAT’S A GOOD THING, NOT A BAD THING BECAUSE THE GREAT WEALTH ALLOWS US TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE. WE CAN TAKE CARE PEOPLE THAT WE COULDN’T HAVE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THE GREAT WEALTH AND WE CAN’T LET THAT BE TAKEN AWAY. CLEAN AIR AND CLEAN WATER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY. I APPRECIATE IT. >>YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AT THE END OF THE G7 IN A LENGTHY PRESS CONFERENCE THAT BEGAN WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT AT HIS SIDE AND THEN CONTINUED WITH JUST PRESIDENT TRUMP ANSWERING QUESTIONS NOT ONLY FROM THE U.S. PRESS CORPS, BUT FROM JOURNALISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH QUESTIONS ON BREXIT AND CERTAINLY THE HEADLINES SEEMED TO BE WITH BOTH IRAN AND CHINA WITH THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE IS OPEN TO TALKS WITH IRAN AT THE RIGHT TIME AND THING’S A DEAL COULD BE MADE QUICKLY BUT IN HIS MIND IT WOULD HAVE TO BE NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS OR BALLISTIC MISSILES FOR IRAN. HE SAID CHINA WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL AND HE WILL ONLY MAKE A DEAL IF IT IS A FAIR DEAL. HE SAID THE U.S. HAS TAKEN IN ABOUT $100 BILLION IN TARIFFS AND IT’S HURTING THE U.S. ECONOMY. CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS, POLITICAL REPORTER, IS HERE. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE AWAY? >>IT COMES AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF SEVERAL BIG WARNING SIGNS WE HAD LAST WEEK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING THAT CHINA WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL. FOR THE NEWS WE SAW LAST WEEK AND OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, THERE ARE SERIOUS EFFECTS AND SHE HE SAID REPEATEDLY THEY WANT A FAIR DEAL AND HE DID NOT REALLY ADDRESS THE IMPACT IT IS HAVING ON THE MARKETS. YOU’VE HEARD FROM PRESIDENT MACRON, VOICING CONCERN THAT THE EUROPEAN ALLIES HAVE AND THE G7 ALLIES HAVE ABOUT THIS UNCERTAINTY IN THE MARKETPLACE. WANTING TO GET TO SOME KIND OF RESOLUTION. THE PRESIDENT NOT REALLY DESCRIBING WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE. >>THE MARKETS ARE UP AT THE MOMENT. CORRESPONDENT BEN TRACY WAS IN THE ROOM AND WE HEARD QUESTIONS FROM BEN AT THE G7 AND HE JOINS US NOW. >>Reporter: WE MAY SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME — WHAT WAS REALLY INTERESTING ABOUT THE CHINA TALKED — THERE WAS A LOT OF FOCUS TODAY BECAUSE OF WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THIS MORNING, SAYING CHINA CALLED AND THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. HE SEEMED TO BACK OFF THAT AND DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING TODAY THAT WE HAVEN’T HEARD HIM SAY ABOUT CHINA BEFORE. WHEN PRESSED AS TO WHY HE WAS ENCOURAGED, FOR THE RESPONSE, HE SAID CHINA SAYS THEY WANT TO RESOLVE THIS AND WANT TO DO IT CALMLY BUT ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION KNOWS THAT CHINA HAS SAID THAT FOUR MONTHS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE IS READY TO MAKE A DEAL BUT THEY WON’T AGREE TO MY TERMS AND HE LIKES THE TARIFF REVENUE COMING IN. I’M NOT SURE THE BALL HAS MOVED AS FAR DOWN THE FIELD ON CHINA AS PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE IT SOUND THIS MORNING. CERTAINLY, TO HELP THE MARKETS BUT WE WILL HAVE TO SEE IF THERE IS PROGRESS. >>IT’S BEEN A WHIRLWIND WEEKEND WITH CHINA AND THE PRESIDENT. SOMETIMES CONTRADICTING OR APPEARING TO CONTRADICT HIS OWN STATEMENTS. YOU’VE BEEN IN THE ROOM. WHAT HAS THAT BEEN LIKE AND WHERE DO YOU THINK THINGS ACTUALLY STAND NOW? IS THIS BALL MOVING AT ALL SINCE HE ARRIVED IN FRANCE? >>Reporter: THERE IS A LOT OF CONFUSION. TAKE THIS TO FRIDAY WHEN THE PRESIDENT LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE AND WAS ISSUING ORDERS VIA TWITTER FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES TO LEAVE CHINA. THINK HOW AMAZING THAT IS ON ITS FACE PAID HE SAID, WHO WAS THE BIGGER ENEMY? CHAIRMAN SHE OR JAY POWELL, THE HEAD OF THE RESERVE? NOW, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WAS SAYING ON THIS STAGE THAT PRESIDENT XI IS A GREAT LEADER AND A MAN HE RESPECTS A LOT. IT’S HARD TO TELL ON ANY GIVEN DAY WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS ON THIS. HE’S TRYING THE STRATEGY OF MAXIMUM PRESSURE TO SEE WHERE THAT GOES BUT AT POINTS, THERE’S SO MUCH PRESSURE THAT THE STOCK MARKET STARTS TO TANK ON PRESIDENT TRUMP PAYS A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THAT AND VIEWS IT AS AN OPINION POLL IS HOW IS DOING ON PRESIDENT. HE HAD A GOOD DAY ON THE MARKET TODAY IN A REALLY BAD DAY ON FRIDAY. WE HAVE TO SEE IF THERE ARE TALKS BETWEEN THESE TWO SIDES ON TRADE. >>BEN TRACY, THANK YOU AND NOW, WE CHECK WITH WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT, PAULA REID, ALSO ATTENDING THE G7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE. WHAT STOOD OUT TO YOU FROM ALL OF THIS? >>Reporter: IN ADDITION TO CHINA, WITH THE MARKETS ALL AROUND THE WORLD WATCHING TO SEE IF THE PRESIDENT CAN GIVE REASSURANCE, AS BEEN SUMMARIZED, AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, THERE REALLY IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS A DEAL THAT IS IMMINENT. THEY EXPECT MEETINGS BUT THERE WAS NEWS ON IRAN. FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON NOTED HE IS TRYING TO SET UP A MEETING BETWEEN THE U.S. AND IRAN AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T SHUT IT DOWN. HE SAID HE IS OPEN BUT WOULD WANT CONDITIONS TO BE RIGHT. HE SAID HE HAS A GOOD FEELING THAT THEY COULD MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD A NUCLEAR DEAL BUT IT’S NOT BASED ON EVIDENCE, IT’S BASED ON HIS GUT. >>IT SOUNDED LIKE THE FRENCH PRESIDENT SAID THERE MIGHT EVEN BE SOME GROUND RULES THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN SET AND WHAT THE TALKS MIGHT NOT LOOK LIKE, BUT BUILDING UP TO THAT? >>Reporter: EXACTLY. IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT HE CLARIFIED THE FACT THAT HE DID NOT BRING THE IRANIAN MINISTER HERE COMPLETELY TO BLINDSIDE PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT NOTED THAT WHILE HE MADE THAT INVITATION AS A HOST OF THE G7, THAT HE EVENTUALLY LOOPED IN PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT THE IRANIAN MINISTER WAS HERE BUT THEY DID NOT MEET. IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THE FRENCH DID THIS TO DO A RUN AROUND TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IT APPEARS THEY KEPT HIM IN THE LOOP EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS NO ACTUAL MEETING DURING THEIR TIME IN FRANCE. >>PAULA, THANK YOU. WE NOW GO TO WASHINGTON WITH CORRESPONDENT MAJOR GARRETT STANDING BY. MAJOR, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE AWAY FROM ALL OF THIS? >>Reporter: LET’S TALK ABOUT CHINA FOR A SECOND. WHEN THE MARKETS OPENED THIS MORNING, THEY JUMPED 150 POINTS ON THE POSITIVE APPRAISAL OF POSSIBLE MORE TALKS AND THE LOSSES HAVE RETREATED A LITTLE BIT, BUT NOT MUCH. NOTHING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAID EITHER RATTLED THE OPTIMISTIC APPRAISAL FROM THE MARKETS OR PUSHED IT FORWARD. THINGS ARE WHERE THEY WERE. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT CHINA AND TRADE NEGOTIATIONS IS THAT IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF BEHAVIOR. MEANING, CHINA’S BEHAVIOR AND THAT IS A REVELATION, I WOULD SAY, TO THE PRESIDENT’S IN THE MARKETS AT LARGE. WHY? THIS ENTIRE TRADE DISPUTE IS FUNDAMENTALLY ABOUT WHAT? CHINA’S TRADE BEHAVIOR PAIRED WHAT IS THAT? CURRENCY MANIPULATION? THE THEFT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WITH U.S. COMPANIES OPERATING IN CHINA? REQUIREMENTS IN CHINA THAT U.S. COMPANIES CAN ONLY HAVE A MINORITY STAKE IN THE COUNTRIES OPERATING IN CHINA, NOTHING HIGHER THAN 49% AND CHINA MUST OWN 51% OR A THRESHOLD ABOVE 51% FOR ANY U.S. COMPANY TO OPERATE IN CHINA. THOSE ARE FUNDAMENTAL BEHAVIORS AT THE HEART OF THIS TRADE DISPUTE. WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF THEIR BEHAVIOR, IT’S A QUESTION ABOUT CUTTING A DEAL — THAT WOULD SUGGEST OR POSSIBLY, AT LEAST, ASSERT THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE DEAL, WHATEVER IT IS, MAY NOT FUNDAMENTALLY ADDRESS THOSE UNDERLYING BEHAVIORS OF CHINA AND MAY BE, AS MANY PROJECT FOR THE BETTER PART OF A MONTH AND A HALF, A DEAL THAT SAVES FACE FOR BOTH COUNTRIES. IT MAY NOT, IN THE END, FUNDAMENTALLY ALTER THE TRADE POSTURE OR THE TRADE BEHAVIORS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES. ON IRAN, IT’S ASTONISHING WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN BIARRITZ. THE FRENCH, WITH THE U.S., UNDERSTANDING THIS WAS HAPPENING, BUT CLEARLY NOT IN A POSITION TO OBJECT OR VETO. WHEN THE FRENCH PRESIDENT SAID IT WAS MY INITIATIVE AND IT WAS HIS INITIATIVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, MEANING INVITING THE IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO THE G7, IT WAS CLEAR THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T REALLY HAVE THE OPTION TO SAY, DON’T DO THIS. THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WAS RUNNING THE SUMMIT AND SAID IT’S MY GAME, MY DEAL, MY INITIATIVE. THE PRESIDENT WAS CONSULTED AND INFORMED BUT NOT GIVEN A POSITION TO SAY YOU CAN’T DO IT. FROM THAT, CAN THE PRESIDENT’S WILLINGNESS TO HAVE A MEETING FACE TO FACE, POSSIBLY AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN SEPTEMBER, IN A FEW WEEKS. THAT’S WHERE THIS WOULD ALL BE VERY MUCH POSSIBLE, TO TALK ABOUT, PERHAPS REWRITING THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. THE PRESIDENT SAID, IN HIS OWN WORDS, AS A PART OF THE CONVERSATION, THE U.S. AND OTHER COUNTRIES MIGHT BE WILLING TO WRITE A LETTER OF CREDIT TO IRAN TO ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE ECONOMIC SUFFERING. THAT IS NOT LIFTING SANCTIONS BUT PUTTING THE U.S., AND THE PRESIDENT’S OWN WORDS, IN THE BUSINESS OF THROWING AN ECONOMIC LIFELINE TO IRAN. ONE OF THE REASONS IT NEEDS AN ECONOMIC LIFELINE IS U.S. SANCTIONS AS A RESULT OF GETTING OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. ALL OF THIS HAS A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES AROUND IT AND A LOT OF TREMENDOUS WORK WILL HAVE TO BE ACHIEVED AT THE DIPLOMATIC LEVEL TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. THAT IS BEING DISCUSSED AND WAS OPEN AT THE SUMMIT, AT THE TAIL END, TO SUGGESTED IS THEORETICALLY POSSIBLE. IT MIGHT TAKE THE TEMPERATURE DOWN IN THE U.S.-IRAN RELATIONSHIP WHICH HAS BEEN HEATING UP FOR THE BETTER PART OF THREE OR FOUR MONTHS. >>WE WILL PLAY SOME SOUND IN A MINUTE BUT I WANTED TO ASK YOU, YOU WROTE IN YOUR BOOK ABOUT LESSONS LEARNED IN SPENDING THE CAMPAIGN AND THE FIRST YEAR OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE MAN. HE TOUCHED ON SOMETHING WHEN ASKED WHAT WAS LIKE A WHIPLASH OF A WEEKEND, AS FAR AS HIS MESSAGE. THAT’S THE WAY HE NEGOTIATES. IT IS THE TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SOME SORT OF CHAOS THEORY? >>Reporter: AT LEAST IN PART AND WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS I HAVE A GUT INSTINCT, THAT’S WHAT HE MEANS. IT’S IN MY GUT, NOT SOMETHING BASED ON A BRIEFING PAPER OR A CONVERSATION HE HAD WITH THE SECRETARY OF TREASURY OR SECRETARY OF STATE. THOSE THINGS MAY REINFORCE IT OR THE PRESIDENT’S GOT MAY REINFORCE WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. WHETHER A CHAOS THEORY OR A STRUCTURED SENSE OF UNPREDICTABILITY, THE PRESIDENT ALWAYS BELIEVED THIS IN BUSINESS AND IN DIPLOMACY. BEING UNPREDICTABLE AND A MOVING TARGET IS ADVANTAGEOUS AND CREATES UNCERTAINTY, CREATES A CERTAIN DEGREE OF úVO HE BELIEVES IT KEEPS THE CENTER OF THE CONVERSATION FROM AN EGO POINT OF VIEW THAT HE LOVES, AND THAT’S NOT AN ATTACK, JUST A REALITY — HE LOVES TO BE THE CENTER OF THE CONVERSATION AND LOVES TO BE THE ONE HE BELIEVES IS THE LEVER IN THESE CONVERSATIONS AND BY CHANGING HIS RHETORIC OR PUBLIC POSTURE, HE BELIEVES IT ENHANCES HIS OWN NEGOTIATING POSITION. THAT IS A THEORY, CHRIS. A THEORY, ALONE. WHEN IT COMES TO CHINA AND ONGOING TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH BRITAIN, THE EUROPEAN UNION, ETC., THAT THEORY HAS YET TO MANIFEST. IT’S A THEORY WE’VE SEEN PLAYED OUT. WE ALL SEE IT. WE SEE IT IN THE NEWS INDUSTRY AND RESPOND TO THE VOLATILITY AND THE MARKETS RESPOND BUT IN THE END, THE PRESIDENT HAS TO PRODUCE RESULTS THAT ARE LESS CHAOTIC AND MORE DURABLE AND MEASURABLE THAN THE APPROACH HE’S TAKEN SO FAR. >>STAY WITH US. WE WANT TO HEAR SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT SPEAKING NOW ABOUT CHINA. >>PRESIDENT XI IS A GREAT LEADER WHO HAPPENS TO BE A BRILLIANT MAN AND HE CAN’T LOSE 3 MILLION JOBS IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND THAT WILL BE MAGNIFIED MANY TIMES OVER. THAT WILL BREAK DOWN THE CHINESE SYSTEM OF TRADE AND HE CAN’T DO THAT. WHEN YOU SAY, DO YOU THINK THEY WANT TO, MAYBE THEY DO OR THEY DON’T, BUT I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL AND I’M NOT SURE THEY HAVE A CHOICE. I’M NOT SAYING THAT AS A THREAT. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE A CHOICE. >>CAITLIN, YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE DOESN’T KNOW IF THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL BUT THEY HAVE TO MAKE A DEAL? STILL NO FRAMEWORK OR TIMELINE. WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY FROM WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING? >>Reporter: THIS IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON AND I CAN SAY FOLLOWING THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS A HUGE ISSUE FOR THE PRESIDENT’S CONSTITUENTS AND POSSIBLE VOTERS AND FOR DEMOCRATIC VOTERS, AS WELL. THEY’RE STARTING TO SEE THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THIS TRADE WAR AND OF THE UNCERTAINTY THE PRESIDENT HAS INTRODUCED TO THEM. NOW, WE HAVE SOME ALLIES OF THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORTERS OF THE PRESIDENT TO TRUST IN WHAT HE IS DOING AND A LOT OF VOTERS I’VE TALKED TO, FOR EXAMPLE, SAY THEY TRUST THE PRESIDENT IN HIS LARGER GOAL BUT YOU HAVE SOME THAT ARE VERY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THIS COULD MEAN. THE ECONOMY IS THE CENTERPIECE, REALLY, OF TRUMP’S REELECTION STRATEGY. EVEN AS HE FOCUSES ON CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES AND ISSUES LIKE IMMIGRATION AND OTHER ITEMS, IF THE ECONOMY STAYS THE WAY IT IS, THAT IS A BENEFIT TO HIM AND HE IS BANKING ON THAT AND TRYING TO ADDRESS THIS UNCERTAINTY. >>IT DID SEEM LIKE SOME OF THIS WAS AN EFFORT TO CALM THE MARKETS TODAY? >>EXACTLY AND WITHOUT ANY SPECIFICS. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE WAITING FOR. >>Reporter: WHAT WOULD THE DEAL WILL BE INVOLVED IN AND WHAT IS CHINA DOING DIFFERENT THAT THEY HAVEN’T BEFORE? I THINK IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE WHAT HE SAID ON RUSSIA AND PUTIN. HE WAS ASKED ABOUT INVITING RUSSIAN-BACKED TO THE G7, THE G8 AND HE PLACED ALL OF THE BLAME ON OBAMA FOR RUSSIA’S ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT RUSSIA WAS KICKED OUT OF THE G8 FOR THAT REASON. IT WAS A DECISION MADE BY ALLIES, AS WELL. SO, THIS IS A QUESTION, I THINK, AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE 2020 AND THE ELECTIONS WITH RUSSIA MEDDLING ON ONE OF THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT AND WHAT IS BEING DONE? >>HERE IS THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT RUSSIA. >>PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS NOT HAPPY THAT THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE IT WAS EMBARRASSING TO HIM, RIGHT? VERY EMBARRASSING TO HIM. HE WANTED RUSSIA TO BE OUT OF WHAT WAS CALLED THE G8. THAT WAS HIS DETERMINATION. HE WAS OUTSMARTED BY PUTIN. HE WAS OUTSMARTED. %-ú PRESIDENT OBAMA. I’M ONLY THINKING ABOUT THE WORLD AND I’M THINKING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY, IN TERMS OF THE úI THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE RUSSIA INSIDE THE TENT AND OUTSIDE THE TENT. AND MAJOR, HOW DOES THAT IDEA PLAY? BETTER TO HAVE RUSSIA INSIDE RATHER THAN OUTSIDE WHEN THE TENT WOULD BE WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION? >>Reporter: GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY, THE PRESIDENT DID NOT NAME ANY ONE OF THE G7 WHO HE SAID HE AGREED WITH HIM ABOUT THE IDEA OF BRINGING RUSSIA BACK TO THE G7. ASSERTING IT AS THE G8, AS IT ONCE WAS. THAT WOULD BE .1. THERE MIGHT BE SOMEBODY BUT HE WOULDN’T NAME THEM. TWO, BRINGING RUSSIA TO AMERICA AT THE G7, AND THE G8 NEXT YEAR, WOULD SOLIDIFY, FOR ALL TO SEE, THE PRESIDENT’S HISTORIC PREFERENCE FOR DEALING WITH AND FORGIVING RUSSIA’S BAD BEHAVIOR. NOT JUST IN THE UKRAINE OR ELECTION MEDDLING OR IN THE U.S., BUT THERE IS CLEAR EVIDENCE THE RUSSIANS WERE INVOLVED AT THE MARGINS, IF NOT DIRECTLY, AND THE WHOLE BREXIT CONVERSATION IN GREAT BRITAIN. THEY BEEN IMPLICATED IN ELECTION MANEUVERING IN EUROPE. NOT ONLY PUTIN’S INCREASING AUTHORITARIAN RELATIONSHIP TO DISSENT IN RUSSIA BUT ALL SORTS OF ISSUES THAT HAVE LONG CONCERNED EUROPE. THOSE WOULD ALL, EFFECTIVELY, BE WASHED AWAY. THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE — IF HE SO DESIRES — INVITING RUSSIA IN RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION TO SOLIDIFY THAT WHOLE SENSE THAT IF HE DOESN’T HAVE A BLIND SPOT ABOUT RUSSIA, HE IS CERTAINLY MORE TOLERANT OF RUSSIAN MISBEHAVIOR ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE THAN ARE AMERICA’S ALLIES IN EUROPE OR BRITAIN, AT LARGE. TO SAY IT WAS ONLY PRESIDENT OBAMA’S INITIATIVE TO TAKE RUSSIA OUT OF THE G7 AFTER THE CRIMEAN INCIDENT IS COMPLETELY FALSE. I COVER THOSE G7 MEETINGS AND G8 WHEN RUSSIA WAS THERE AND I SAW THE EVOLUTION OF THAT AND IT WAS AGREED UPON BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE G7. WHAT RUSSIA DID WAS A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IT STILL IS. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT BOTHERED THE EUROPEAN NATIONS IN AND IT BOTHERS THEM NOW. THE ONE SIGNIFICANT MEMBER OF THE G7, THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT TRUMP, DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE NEARLY AS BOTHERED. >>MAJOR, THERE IS TALK ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE PRESS CONFERENCE, PARTICULARLY ABOUT HIM LOSING CRIMEA TO THE RUSSIANS. WHAT IS THAT GAINING PRESIDENT TRUMP? OBVIOUSLY, CRIMEA DID NOT BELONG IN THE U.S. >>Reporter: NO. IT BEGS THE QUESTION, WHAT WOULD ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE DONE UNDER SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES? I REMEMBER, BECAUSE I COVER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AT THAT TIME IN THE HALLWAYS OF THE WEST WING AND THE PENTAGON, IT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS — ARE WE GOING TO WAR OVER EASTERN UKRAINE? THE ANSWER PRETTY READILY CAME BACK, NO. IT’S NOT THAT GREAT A STRATEGIC INTEREST FOR THE U.S. AND NOT THAT GREAT A STRATEGIC INTEREST FOR THE EUROPEANS. AND, A LINE WAS DRAWN, DIPLOMATICALLY AND WITH ECONOMIC SANCTIONS TO SUGGEST EMPHATICALLY NOT TO GO ANY FURTHER. RUSSIA HASN’T. THERE WAS SOME CONCERN IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH ABOUT THE BALTIC STATES, MOLDOVAN AND OTHER PLACES. WAS RUSSIA TERRITORIALLY GOING TO MOVE ON? IT HASN’T. SO, THIS STASIS HAS DEVELOPED AROUND THIS PARTICULAR DISPUTED PORTION OF THE UKRAINE BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED, GEOGRAPHICALLY OR POLITICALLY. THE RUSSIANS GOT WHAT THEY WANTED AND DIDN’T GO FURTHER. THE EUROPEANS AND THE U.S. WOULD NOT GO TO WAR OVER THAT BUT WANTED TO BLUNT THAT POTENTIAL MOVE AND IT APPEARED THAT HAVE BEEN. THE STATUS QUO REMAINS. IT’S UNHAPPY AND NO ONE IS PARTICULARLY SATISFIED, OTHER THAN RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. THAT’S WHERE WE ARE. IS TRUMP SUGGESTING THAT IF HE’D BEEN PRESIDENT HE’D HAVE GONE TO WAR OVER THE EASTERN UKRAINE AND THE CRIME AREA? HE SUGGESTED HE MIGHT BUT THERE’S NOTHING ABOUT HIS PRESIDENT DID THAT SUGGESTED HE WOULD. EVERYBODY KNEW THE U.S. WOULDN’T DO IT AND EUROPE DIDN’T WANT TO, EITHER. IT IS WHAT IT IS. >>>CAITLIN, HOW WOULD IT PLAY WHEN WE LOOK TO 2020. YOU’VE BEEN AT THE DEBATES AND HAVE TALKED TO THE VOTERS. IT IS RUSSIA ON ANYONE’S RADAR WHEN WE TALK ABOUT MAINSTREAM VOTERS? >>Reporter: NOT REALLY. THEY DON’T REALLY ASK ABOUT IT BUT NOW, THE CANDIDATES ARE TALKING ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY, VERY CONCERNED THAT THE U.S. HAS NOT DONE ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE SECURITY OF ELECTIONS IN THE U.S. AND THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT SHOWN A WILLINGNESS TO HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE FOR ACTIONS. THAT IS HOW THE CANDIDATES ARE TALKING ABOUT IT AND YOU HAVE SEVERAL SECRETARIES OF STATE IN VARIOUS STATES WORKING SPECIFICALLY ON THIS ISSUE AND I TALKED TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN MICHIGAN A FEW WEEKS AGO WITH PRECAUTIONS THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE WITHOUT SAYING THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT BEEN LEADING ON THIS. THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED BUT MAINSTREAM VOTERS ARE TOP OF MIND WITH THE ECONOMY AND HEALTHCARE, REALLY. DEMOCRATIC VOTERS CERTAINLY ARE PRIORITIZING FINDING A CANDIDATE THAT CAN DEFEAT DONALD TRUMP AND THEY’RE TRYING TO ASSESS WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. THEY ARE NOT REALLY VOICING AS MANY CONCERNS ABOUT RUSSIA, AS SOME OF THE CANDIDATES ARE. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHETHER THIS BECOMES A BIGGER ISSUE, THE MORE AND MORE THE PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT IT. >>OUR THANKS TO PAULA AND BEN IN FRANCE AND MAJOR IN WASHINGTON AND CAITLIN HERE IN NEW YORK. >>>WE ARE TURNING TO OTHER NEWS FROM THE G7 AND THE WILD FIRES BURNING ACROSS THE AMAZON RAINFOREST IN BRAZIL. IT BECAME A MAJOR TOPIC AT THE SUMMIT AND THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS SENDING THOUSANDS OF TROOPS TO COMBAT THE FLAMES, FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY AND PROTESTING. THEY ACCUSE THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT OF GREEN LIGHTING AFTER LOOSENING REGULATIONS AND FAILING TO TAKE ACTION ON DEFORESTATION. MANUEL BOJORQUEZ IS NEAR THE FIRE LINE IN BRAZIL. >>Reporter: THIS IS WHAT PARTS OF THE AMAZON LOOK LIKE WITH SMOKE THICK ENOUGH TO NEARLY SHIELD THE SUNSHINE AS FLAMES RAVAGE THE FOREST BENEATH. THESE WERE SMALL FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT TAKE A LOOK HOW QUICKLY THIS FIRE HAS SPREAD. IT’S DEVOURING THEIR SHRUBBERY AND THE TALLER TREES HERE AND THERE ARE POWER LINES IN THE DISTANCE, AS WELL. NEARLY 10,000 NEW FIRES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN A LITTLE OVER ONE WEEK AND MANY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INTENTIONALLY SET BY FARMERS CLEARING LAND. JARLENE GOMEZ IS A RESEARCHER PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE FARMING. >>Reporter: WHAT IS MAKING THIS YOUR WORSE? >>Translator: WE HAD MORE DEVASTATION AND MORE D4 STATION. THE LIVESTOCK CAN’T COME. WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THIS. THE EASIEST IS TO BURN IT. >>Reporter: BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT, JAIR BOLSONARO, IS SENDING THE ARMY TO HELP OUT WITH THE FLAMES BUT ONLY AFTER FACING PRESSURE FROM CRITICS OF THE POLICIES THAT HAVE IT RELAXED LAWS AND PROMOTE ECONOMIC EXPANSION IN THE FOREST. ARE WE AT THE TIPPING POINT WHERE THE AMAZON MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECOVER? >>Translator: WE THINK THE RISK IS TOO BIG. TOO GREAT TO TAKE ON. WHEN FIRE HITS THE FOREST WE HAVE NO WAY TO CONTROL IT. >>Reporter: THERE IS SOME HELP FROM THE U.S. NEXT DOOR TO BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA, THIS 747 SUPERTANKER CAN HOLD 19,000 GALLONS OF WATER PER TRIP. IN BRAZIL, THE FIRES ARE THREATENING HOMES AND DESPERATION DROVE THIS FAMILY TO USE A PAIL OF WATER AS THEY WAITED FOR A PUMP TO PUSH WATER THROUGH THE HOLES. >>THEY STARTED ON THIS SIDE AND CAME OVER AND THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP IT AWAY FROM THEIR HOUSES. >>Reporter: THEIR EFFORTS ARE ONLY HIGHLIGHTING HOW UNSTOPPABLE THE FLAMES CAN BE. >>GREAT REPORTING

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100 thoughts on “President Trump and President Macron hold joint press conference at G7 Summit, live stream”

  • When they speak of on sight inspections, how would the USA feel & react if another county wanted Inspection of area 51 in Arizona. Americans aren't even allowed there? I think Russia absolutely needs be a member of G8. He has alot of clout with nations the other G7 members do not have

    Mr President please stop all chemtrails.

  • Andethidial bubabibub says:

    Obama got outsmarted because Russia invaded Ukraine? He is saying it's not Putins fault wtf.. Someone is waving with a pee tape

  • Trump is not political, doesn't care about his properties, is an environmentalist, and doesn't take a break (play golf at Mar A Lago). Yeah right, and I have purple hair and two tails.

  • Trump bullshitting again. The billion in 'cash' that Trump constantly talks about 'paying' was Iran's own cash that the US had previously seized. Under the Iran nuclear agreement they were given it back.

  • Trump wants to go to war with China over trade, but he's ok with US companies having advantages that international companies do not. If he really wanted "fair and equal trade" he ensure that US companies paid taxes instead of cheating the system the way they do. Of course, that would hit too close to home for Donnie so…

  • The last 300 billion goods tariffs would be very painful for American people. The things that Trump has left so late to impose means USA does not want to do it unless it has to. It seems it has run out of options.

  • This g7 is realy nothing importand like the rest stuff you doing this fake deals and masonic theatre is boring and almoust nobody care only masons living in this fake world wake up and do not be excited so much becuse is schame what you doing with masonic losers and you proud of it it is schame i say again they are traitors devil ugly stupid dragon servants weak losers is nothing to be proud what you doing there in schadows

  • POTUS is no "dupe" his posture speacks volumes in response to Macron's politically suggestive negotiative attempts
    mad respect of the USA Leader

  • The burning of the Amazon Forest is heart breaking for the world.. So much history,resources, wildlife, farmland for natives All lost, WHY to build roads & concrete buildings just like Paradise Calif.

  • So much lying. He is really nuts. You never did good deals you did make good bankruptcys. So sick and tired of hearing his sick repeating sences saying the same lies over and over again. Trowing all the presidents under the bus
    Obama gave the money {their money} back such a lie blaming falsely that he gave billions and billions of American money just another LIE

  • Lord help us if Trump is still in office when the US hosts the G7 in 2020. Obviously, he'll get his way and invite Putin since that's the host's prerogative.

  • Mr D Trump, I want to make a deal ! 50%50%, oh, no ! you have 65% and i have 35% of all of us two money/assets combined together, oh ! please! I want the deal very very badly!

  • Sheila Vickers says:

    Trump hopefully has proven to every sane member of the Republican Party that he is unfit for office. He will be out of office within the year.

  • Sheila Vickers says:

    I have to say the President of France is doing a great job diplomatically. Trump has no idea what he agreed on in the meeting.

  • I am so sick of Trump blaming our previous President for everything that was done before him. I wish someone would explain why money was returned to Iran. Ask him how long our banks held the Iranian money and give him a financial analysis of the capital held and interest earned. It got them to sign the agreement and this was signed off by our allies. Trump is a disgrace and the only thing that he does is lie. And he does not blame China just our leaders of the past. Let's blame him for destroying our country and VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE I N 2020.

  • Christine Gower says:

    Macron thinks he's the boss of everyone. His childish handshake issue and manipulation are pathetic. He needs putting in place.

  • Trudeau is a compulsive lier and got caught obstructing justice and influencing the justice system yet refuses to resign. All these leaders are a disgrace.

  • Newtonian time says:

    Russia should of course be included in G7, making it a G8 again.

    What does it help to exclude and stop communicating? Trump is right.

  • caramba Murray says:

    If Macron keeps flapping his arms he'll take off. Why doesn't he speak English the international language. He's totally naive on China – what a twerp.

  • Anthony Martinez says:

    I was wondering why all the comments sound like young kids who are tought in school to be liberal. Then I realized it's a CBS channel.

  • "President Macrone"… lol… language is just fun. Macron is wonderful with languages though… I listen in English and in French, both a delight.

  • no matter what , this is the best American president ever …i am not American , but really ..Americans , what do you want ..?…Clinton , Obama , Biden ..? the mess ….?..nobody is perfect ..we had Thatcher , De Gaule, i tell you , Trump is an angel in comparison …what do you want , Americans …?…open borders ..? if yes , we send you all muslims we get

  • Dee Shiznittlebaum says:

    Let’s hear it haters…….hate. Do your job, the more you hate the more people are being persuaded to vote for him.

  • Macron is completely insane, if discussion with BRICS countries is so important why don't invite them to this G7+BRICS. G7 don't represent more than 30% of world GDP.

  • Donald Trump is a disgrace to all Christians – he stands against everything Jesus said and did. The Bible doesn't promote hate, bigotry, lying and cheating, but Donald Trump does. Our inept and corrupt President brags about sexually assaulting women, he cheated people at his fake university, he was cheating on his 1st wife with the woman who became his 2nd wife, he was cheating on his 2nd wife with the woman who became his 3rd wife, his lawyer paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to remain silent about their sexual affair while Melania was pregnant in 2006 with their son Barron, he lied about his sexual affair with Karen McDougal and the $150,000 payout to her, he lied about witnessing thousands of American Muslims celebrating 9-11, he lied about having bone spurs in his feet to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, he lied about President Obama being born in Kenya, he lied about windmills causing cancer (they don’t), he lied about illegal aliens being the reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016, he lied about North Korea no longer being a nuclear threat (it is), he lied about eliminating our national debt (he’s inflated it), he lied about Ted Cruz's father being involved in the Kennedy assassination, he lied about Robert Mueller’s investigation exonerating him, he lied about using E-verify to verify the employees he hired at his Trump properties were not undocumented immigrants and he lied about releasing his tax returns.

  • After reports emerged that U.S. President Donald Trump inquired about the possibility of using nuclear weapons to destroy hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated that this strategy would be "devastating."

    NOAA explains in the FAQ on their website that nuclear weapons would not be an effective strategy to diffuse hurricanes because the amount of energy a nuclear bomb could release is minimal compared to the significant and prolonged energy generated by hurricanes.

  • President Trump is not worried about his re-election by inviting Russia back into the G7. Whilst President before him will do anything to be political correct, including "Obama's flexibility" to affect their chances.

  • Fellow members of the G7 — Please accept our heartfelt apology for subjecting you to our presidential figure. This situation will be rectified shortly.
    — Citizens of the United Stated of America

  • This Macron is a schoolboy with a weakness so prevalent in France today! Also, why is the EU flag on the stage? France is now subservient to Brussels.
    Ce Macron est un écolier avec une faiblesse si répandue en France aujourd'hui! Aussi, pourquoi le drapeau de l'UE est-il sur la scène? La France est maintenant soumise à Bruxelles.

  • ريئس جمهور فرأسه انسانيت نداره ، مى خواد پا بزاره روى سر ملت ايران كه بتونه وضع اقتصادى كشور خودش را درست كه ، ملت ايران را له كنه كه مى خواد اين رژيم منفور بيشتر بمونه ،شايد يه چيزى بهش بماسه، آنقدر بدبخت شده ، خمينى از فرانسه اومد و تا آخرش هم منفور است ، كاسه ليس آخوندا

  • MacronCon me fait trop rire 😂! French you deserve better than this kid 🧒 as President, for the past 20 years French citizens had been elected clowns 🤡 as their first leader so sad 😞…, Trump is looking at him as his son. Lol , Trump hates all those politicians talking , he can’t wait for him to finish,..

  • The global economy has to be ended. Free trade is nonsense especially in the land of the Frog. Mr Trump will end the global economy and reset it back to value versus waste. Take Australia, We have all the world minerals and food here, yet we give it away for imports of what…. mobile phones and TV.s. Our products are being treasonously sold off and it has to stop. Look at natural gas! Maximin price has to be set by us limited supply forces cost up. If you want our assets then you pay and pay big. Furthermore, Morrison has to drop corporate tax rates to incentify regional Australia through tax zones for manufacturing. Like Trump, we need to get jobs here not Vietnam or India at $5 an hour. Wake up end Free trade, it is a political wet dream.

  • 36.47 Crush China kick them right in the teeth. My country Australia is becoming a vassal of Peking. Man-made island military base are not trading ports. We already see the uneducated Pacific island leaders dropping to their knees for Chinese money. Disgusting! Trade is China's new army, crush them now through trade. The President knows what is required… Thank God!

  • I love that moment at 49:15 where a hostile American journalist interrupts the President to call him a liar, he resumes his answer, and not to be outdone a network anchor tries to interject into the feed only to have a more senior producer reinstate the live coverage.

  • I love Trump and will vote for him again. I really don’t have a viable choice. However, he’s a good man but he needs to stop referring to Obama. I voted for Obama’s first term, not his 2nd term. However, I wish Trump would stop bringing up Obama’s failures and remember he’s on the world stage. It’s not a good idea to keep bringing up Obama at the G7 conference. Consider what your presidency will do to make things better. When Trump mentioned the bad deal Obama made with Iran, that’s ok in a campaign but not on foreign soil with the international press.

  • Perhaps Trump could learn a thing or two from President Macron of France. Macron's diplomacy and professionalism will be a good start for Trump to emulate , to take home to US on the way he helms during his presidency. Kudos to Macron for the effort of mediation between Iran and US and subtle 'advice' of trade war between US and China.

  • France, Gemany, Norway and others, reforest YOUR forests first, then come talk to us about OUR Amazon. Put your feet in our forest and Vietnam will look like children's play to you.

  • Trump has no idea what he is talking about. He looks like a student that is giving a book report without having read the book.

  • TheStimplefiend says:

    Trump what a boss! Bossing the world leaders around and single handily have everyone create a new nuclear agreement just for him. Champ!

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