Watch Donald Trump’s full press conference in New York

Watch Donald Trump’s full press conference in New York


THE FRONT ROW AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP APPROACHING THE PODIUM NOW. LET’S LISTEN. >>THREE DAYS AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK. THIS IS QUITE A GATHERING OF PEOPLE. LOT OF MEDIA. WE’VE COVERED A GREAT DEAL OF TERRITORY, AND JUST LEFT, AS YOU KNOW, PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE OF JAPAN. WE ARE STARTING TRADE TALKS WITH JAPAN. THEY WERE NOT WILLING FOR YEARS TO TALK TRADE AND NOW THEY’RE WILLING TO TALK TRADE AND I’M SURE WE WILL MAKE A VERY GOOD DEAL. JUST CONCLUDED, AS YOU KNOW, TWO DAYS AGO, SIGNED A DEAL WITH SOUTH KOREA, A TREMENDOUS DEAL WAS SOUTH KOREA THAT MEANS A LOT OF BUSINESS FOR OUR FARMERS. WE ARE OPENING UP FOR FARMERS AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT GROUPS AND WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SO MUCH MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF AUTOMOBILES THAT WE WERE ALLOWED UNDER THE DEAL THAT WAS TOTALLY DEFECTIVE THAT WAS THERE BEFORE. WE ARE HAPPY WITH THAT AND THAT DEAL WAS ACTUALLY CONCLUDED AND WE ARE WELL ALONG THE WAY WITH MEXICO. WITH CANADA, WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THEY CHARGED 300% ON DAIRY PRODUCTS AND WE CAN’T HAVE THAT. WE CAN’T HAVE THAT. WITH CHINA, AS YOU KNOW, WE PUT OUT AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE ME LOSE AN ELECTION BECAUSE THEY’VE NEVER BEEN CHALLENGED LIKE THIS. BUT, I WANT TO OPEN UP CHINA TO OUR FARMERS AND OUR INDUSTRIALISTS AND OUR COMPANIES. CHINA IS NOT OPEN BUT WE ARE OPEN TO THEM. THEY CHARGE US 25, 35, 55% FOR THINGS AND WE CHARGE THEM NOTHING IN TERMS OF COMING INTO THE COUNTRY. CARS THAT ARE 25% AND WE ARE 2% IN 2.5% AND DON’T EVEN COLLECT IT, BUT WE COLLECT IT NOW. WE ARE DOING VERY WELL IN OUR SITUATION WITH CHINA ON TRADE. I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA, PRESIDENT Xi. BUT, IT’S GOT TO BE A TWO WAY STREET. TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE U.S. FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHINA. 25% INTEREST AND A LOT OF MONEY IS COMING INTO OUR COFFERS AND IT HAD NO IMPACT ON OUR — ABSOLUTELY — NO IMPACT ON OUR ECONOMY. STEEL IS THE HOTTEST INDUSTRY THERE IS. THEY WANT TO PUT THE STEEL COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS AND AFTER THAT, THEY WILL COME IN WITH FIVE TIMES MORE THAN YOU THOUGHT POSSIBLE. WE NEED STEEL AND ALUMINUM AND THOSE INDUSTRIES ARE DOING WELL BUT STEEL IS INCREDIBLE. U.S. STEEL IS OPENING UP A MINIMUM OF EIGHT PLANTS, THESE ARE BIG PLANS, $750,000,000.1 BILLION PLANTS IN SOME CASES. WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE STEEL INDUSTRY, IS VERY EXCITING TO ME AND IT’S BEING REBUILT OVERNIGHT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE MINORS WITH COAL AND ENERGY AND JAPAN JUST GAVE NUMBERS THAT ARE INCREDIBLE. THEY ARE DOUBLING THE AMOUNT THAT THEY WILL BE BUYING FOR JAPAN AND THEY ARE TAKING THE LNG AND DOUBLINGIT UP AND I SAID, YOU HAVE TO DO ME A FAVOR. WE DON’T WANT THESE BIG DEFICITS. YOU HAVE TO BUY MORE AND THEY ARE BUYING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF EQUIPMENT AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING THE SAME THING. WE HAVE TRADE IMBALANCES WITH ALMOST EVERYBODY. IT’S A RARE EXCEPTION THAT WE DON’T. SO, WE ARE DOING GREAT AS A COUNTRY AND UNFORTUNATELY, THEY RAISED INTEREST RATES BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING SO WELL AND I’M NOT HAPPY BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL BE A QUESTION. I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. I’D RATHER PAY DOWN DEBT OR DO OTHER THINGS, CREATE MORE JOBS. SO, I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY SEEM TO LIKE RAISING INTEREST RATES. WE CAN DO OTHER THINGS WITH THE MONEY. THEY RAISED THEM AND THEY’RE RAISING THEM BECAUSE WE ARE DOING SO WELL. WE ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THAN I HAD PROJECTED, IN TERMS OF WHEN I WAS CAMPAIGNING. I SAID WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS AND WE ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THAN ANYBODY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. I WILL SAY, IF OTHERS GOT IN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST THE OPPOSITE BECAUSE THEY WERE GOING TO PUT ON RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS AND THEY WOULD HAVE CHOKED THE ECONOMY AS IT WAS ALREADY CHOKING BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WORSE AND THEY WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES. THAT’S WHAT THEY WOULD DO NOW IF THEY EVER GOT CONTROL. I DON’T THINK THEY WILL HAVE CONTROL FOR A LONG TIME. WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE WILL TAKE SOME QUESTIONS. >>MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OF COURSE, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW, FOR THE HEARINGS WITH JUDGE KAVANAUGH FOR THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. >>YES. >>IN 1991 WHEN JOE BIDEN PASSED THE LAW TO THE BUSH 41 WHITE HOUSE, THE ALLEGATIONS THAT ANITA HILL HAD RAISED AGAINST CLARENCE THOMAS, THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE ASKED THE FBI TO LOOK INTO IT AS PART OF JUDGE THOMAS’ BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. NOT A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. WHEN THESE ALLEGATIONS WERE RAISED, WHY DIDN’T THIS WHITE HOUSE DO THE SAME THING. WITH ALL OF THE ALLEGATIONS COMING OUT NOW ABOUT JUDGE KAVANAUGH, WAS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED TO HAVE INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO THIS AND GET SOME SORT OF CLARITY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER? >>THE FBI TOLD US THEY’VE INVESTIGATED JUDGE KAVANAUGH SIX TIMES, FIVE TIMES, MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS. THEY KNOW HIM VERY WELL. HERE, THERE WAS NOTHING TO INVESTIGATE FROM AT LEAST ONE STANDPOINT. THEY DIDN’T KNOW THE LOCATION, THE TIME, THE YEAR AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING. IT’S LIKE, WHERE DO YOU GO. ALSO, IT’S NOT FOR THE FBI IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT JOE BIDEN SAID. HE SAID THEY DON’T DO THIS AND HE SAID IT VERY CLEARLY. I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT ALL, IT’S NOT GOING TO CHANGE AND THEY OF THE DEMOCRATS MINDS. THEIR OBSTRUCTIONISTS. THERE ACTUALLY CON ARTISTS BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW QUALITY THIS MAN IS. THEY WANT TO DESTROY HIS REPUTATION AND IN THE MIDTERMS, WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO THIS FAMILY AND THESE CHILDREN, THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN OF HIS AND WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO HIS WIFE — THEY KNOW IT’S A BIG FAT CON JOB. THEY GO INTO A ROOM AND I GUARANTEE YOU THEY LAUGH LIKE HECK AT WHAT THEY PULLED OFF ON YOU AND ON THE PUBLIC. THEY LAUGHED LIKE OH. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MATTERED IF THE FBI CAME BACK WITH THE CLEANEST SCORE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND THAT VERY WELL, JOHN. OF THEY WOULD HAVE COME BACK WITH A MOST PERFECT — WE FOUND EVERYTHING AND HE’S PERFECTLY INNOCENT OF EVERYTHING — WOULDN’T HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. HE WOULDN’T HAVE ONE VOTE. WE WILL GET VOTES FROM THE DEMOCRATS IF WE WIN. YOU’LL HAVE THREE, FOUR OR FIVE DEMOCRATS GIVING US VOTES BECAUSE THEY WERE IN STATES I WON BY 30 AND 40 POINTS AND THEY WILL GIVE US VOTES. OTHER THAN THAT YOU PROBABLY WON’T GET ANY. GO AHEAD. >>MR. PRESIDENT, THERE ARE IN ALL THREE WOMEN ACCUSING JUDGE KAVANAUGH OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. ARE YOU SAYING THAT ALL THREE OF THOSE WOMEN ARE LIARS? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT COULD BE SAID TOMORROW THAT COULD CAUSE YOU TO WITHDRAW THE NOMINATION, ANYTHING AT ALL? >>I WON’T GET INTO THAT GAME. I ONLY TELL YOU THIS. THIS IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY PEOPLE THAT I’VE EVER MET AND EVERYBODY THAT KNOWS HIM SAYS THE SAME THING. THESE ARE ALL FALSE, TO ME. THESE ARE FALSE ACCUSATIONS IN CERTAIN CASES AND CERTAIN CASES, EVEN THE MEDIA AGREES WITH THAT. I CAN ONLY SAME THAT WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO THIS MAN IS INCREDIBLE. IT’S VERY INTERESTING. I PICK A LOT OF JUDGES. I HAVE 145 JUDGES I WILL BE PICKING BY THE END OF ASSURE — AND OF A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. PRESIDENT OBAMA WASN’T BIG ON PICKING JUDGES AND I SAID, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? I HAVE 145 INCLUDING COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES. THEY JUST DIDN’T DO IT. DO YOU KNOW WHY? THEY GOT TIRED. THEY GOT COMPLACENT. SOMETHING HAPPEN. I HAVE 145 JUDGES. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A FEDERAL JUDGE, NOT JUST A SUPREME COURT JUDGE. I’M TALKING ABOUT COURT OF APPEALS, DISTRICT COURT. I DON’T THINK THEY WILL WANT TO SO MUCH. I WILL CALL PEOPLE AND WE WILL HAVE PEOPLE CALLING PEOPLE WHO DO THIS AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE SCARED BECAUSE WE COULD SAY IT ABOUT YOU. 35 YEARS AGO AND YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHY DID THEY WAIT? WHY DID SENATOR FEINSTEIN WAIT UNTIL THE HEARINGS WERE OVER AND MAKE THIS CASE? WHY DIDN’T SHE BRING IT AT THE BEGINNING? WHY DIDN’T THEY BRING THIS RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING DURING THE HEARING? THEY WOULD HAVE HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD FOR THE FBI. THE FBI DID INVESTIGATE THIS TIME AS THEY HAVE FIVE OR SIX OTHER TIMES AND THEY DID A VERY THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. BUT, THIS IS A BIG CON JOB AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE ROOM WITH THE DEMOCRATS, CLOSE THE DOOR AND YOU GUYS ARE ALL THE WAY OUTSIDE WAITING AND SCHUMER AND HIS BUDDIES ARE ALL IN THERE LAUGHING. HOW THEY FOOLED YOU ALL. LET’S JUST STOP THEM. A BIG FAT CON. >>MR. PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE DAUGHTERS. AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHY A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WOULD NOT REPORT IT AT THE TIME? DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND? >>BY THE WAY, I ONLY SAY THIS. 36 YEARS, NO CHARGE, NO NOTHING. EVERYBODY –>>THAT HAPPENS OFTEN. >>PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. 36 YEARS, NO CHARGE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE HEARINGS ARE OVER AND THE RUMORS START COMING OUT AND THEN YOU HAVE THIS OTHER CON ARTIST ARTIST, AVENATTI, COME OUT WITH ANOTHER BEAUTY TODAY. I ALWAYS SAY THAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FACTS. THE SENATORS ARE VERY CAPABLE PEOPLE, VERY GOOD PEOPLE. I KNOW MANY OF THEM AND THEY ARE FRIENDS OF MINE. THESE ARE VERY TALENTED, VERY GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE. THEY HAVE TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE. WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THE REPUTATION OF A GREAT GENTLEMAN, A GREAT INTELLECT, A BRILLIANT MAN AND SOMEBODY THAT HAS A CHANCE TO BE ONE OF OUR GREAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICES IN HISTORY, INTELLECTUALLY, I THINK IT’S A SHAME. YES? >>MR. PRESIDENT, YESTERDAY AT THE SPEECH AT THE U.N., YOU SPOKE ABOUT HOW VENEZUELA’S PROBLEM WAS BECAUSE OF CUBA AND THE CASTRO’S AND HOW THEY WENT IN AND BROUGHT SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM TO VENEZUELA AND NOW TO NICARAGUA, AS WELL. MR. PRESIDENT, ARE YOU GOING TO BE MORE PROACTIVE NOW AGAINST CUBA, AS WELL? >>I’VE BEEN VERY PROACTIVE AGAINST CUBA. I DON’T LIKE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CUBA. AS YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE THEM A PASS AND I DIDN’T LIKE IT. NEITHER DO CUBAN PEOPLE BASED IN MIAMI AND OUR COUNTRY WHO CAME FROM CUBA AND SUFFERED FROM CUBA. I DON’T LIKE WHAT HE DID AND I’VE ENDED MUCH OF IT, MOST OF IT. I DON’T LIKE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CUBA AND I CERTAINLY DON’T LIKE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VENEZUELA. >>MR. PRESIDENT, JUST TO FINISH, YOU SAID ALSO THAT YOU HAD A CALL TO ACTION TO ASK THE LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD TO ALSO AND SOCIALISM. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE RECOGNIZED? >>I WOULDN’T SAY THAT SOCIALISM HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY WELL AROUND THE WORLD. OKAY? YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT VENEZUELA AS THEIR NUMBER ONE, THE ONE MOST OBVIOUS BUT TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE WORLD AND SOCIALISM >>IF YOU DON’T MIND, AFTER I’M FINISHED, IF WEIJIA JIANG OR ONE OF OUR FEMALE COLLEAGUES COULD GO AFTER ME, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. MR. PRESIDENT, TO FOLLOW UP ON THE ALLEGATIONS — >>WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? >>IF IT WOULD BE GREAT IF A FEMALE — >>WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? >>OF A FEMALE REPORTER WOULD ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ISSUE. >>I WOULDN’T MIND THAT AT ALL. WOULDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO ME. GO AHEAD. >>IF I COULD FOLLOW UP ON JOHN AND JOHN’S QUESTION. WHY IS IT, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO SIDE WITH THE ACCUSED AND NOT THE ACCUSER? YOU HAVE THREE WOMEN HERE WHO ARE ALL MAKING ALLEGATIONS, ALL ASKING THAT THEIR STORIES BE HEARD. IF YOU LOOK AT THE CASE OF ROY MOORE, THE CASE OF ONE OF YOUR STAFFERS, YOU SEEM TO TIME AND AGAIN SIDE WITH THE ACCUSED AND NOT THE ACCUSER. IS THAT BECAUSE OF THE MANY ALLEGATIONS THAT YOU’VE HAD MADE AGAINST YOU OVER THE YEARS? >>FIRST OF ALL, I WASN’T HAPPY WITH ROY MOORE. LET’S GET THAT STRAIGHT. ROY MOORE WAS A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE AND I WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE. I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH LUTHER STRANGE, A TERRIFIC MAN FROM ALABAMA BUT LUTHER STRANGE HAD A LOT OF THINGS GOING AGAINST HIM. AS FAR AS WOMEN, WHETHER A MAN OR WOMAN, IT CAN HAPPEN THE OTHER WAY. ALLEGATIONS CAN GO THE OTHER WAY. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AND WHETHER IT WAS A MAN OR A WOMAN, 30 YEARS AGO, 36 YEARS AGO — IN FACT, THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MANY YEARS AGO BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE TIME IS. THAT IS A LONG TIME. AS AN EXAMPLE, AND HOPEFULLY I WON’T HAVE TO DO IT AS A REPLACEMENT, BECAUSE HOPEFULLY, THIS IS GOING TO GO VERY WELL ON THURSDAY AND GO VERY WELL ON MONDAY OR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY OR WHENEVER THEY VOTE. BUT, I COULD PICK A WOMAN AND SHE COULD HAVE CHARGES MADE FROM MANY YEARS AGO, ALSO. I WOULD LOOK AT THE CHARACTER. WHAT I HAVE TO DO –>>THEY ARE RELUCTANT TO COME FORWARD AND YOU’VE RAISED DOUBTS ABOUT THE ACCUSERS. >>I DON’T THINK PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO COME FORWARD. THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK. EXCUSE ME. THEY HAVE A MAJOR CHANCE TO SPEAK. IT WILL BE TOMORROW, I ASSUME. WE’VE DELAYED THIS — MEANING THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS, NOT ME — THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE DELAYED THIS FOR WEEKS, NOW. THEY ARE GIVING THE WOMEN A MAJOR CHANCE TO SPEAK. NOW, IT’S POSSIBLE I WILL HEAR THAT AND I WILL SAY, I’M CHANGING MY MIND. THAT IS POSSIBLE. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO SPEAK AND THEY ARE GIVEN — >>ALL THREE? 3>>WELL, WHOEVER IS GIVEN A CHANCE. WE’VE DELAYED IT A LONG TIME BUT THEY WILL HAVE A BIG SHOT AT SPEAKING AND MAKING THEIR CASE. YOU KNOW WHAT? I COULD BE PERSUADED, ALSO, OKAY? PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW- UP ON ANSWERS I DIDN’T QUITE HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU WOULD ALLOW ME A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. FIST OF ALL, DO YOU THINK THESE WOMEN, ALL THREE OF THEM, ARE LIARS? >>ARE THEY WHAT? >>LIARS. >>I CAN’T TELL YOU. I HAVE TO WATCH TOMORROW. I JUST HEARD ABOUT ONE OF THEM A LITTLE WHILE AGO. I CAN TELL YOU HER LAWYER IS A LOW LIFE. I CAN’T TELL YOU ABOUT THE LIES UNTIL I HEAR THEM. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TODAY BECAUSE I’VE BEEN BUSY WITH JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA AND ABOUT SEVEN OTHER COUNTRIES, AS YOU KNOW AND I CHAIRED THE SECURITY COUNCIL. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S PERSON THAT CAME FORWARD. I DO KNOW ABOUT THE LAWYER AND YOU DON’T GET MUCH WORSE BAD REPUTATION TO TAKE A LOOK AT HIS PAST. AS FAR AS THE OTHER WOMEN ARE CONCERNED, I’M GOING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW. I’M GOING TO BE WATCHING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. I’M GOING TO SEE WHAT IS SAID. IT’S POSSIBLE THAT THEY WILL BE CONVINCING. NOW, WITH ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH HAS BEEN, FOR MANY YEARS, ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON. HE’S BEEN ON — I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL IT — THE SECOND HIGHEST COURT AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT KNOWS HIM — AND PEOPLE KNOW HIM WELL — THOSE PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE WHAT’S GOING ON. I CAN ALWAYS BE CONVINCED. I HAVE TO HEAR IT. >>IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING THAT THERE IS A SITUATION, A SCENARIO, UNDER WITH — UNDER WHICH HE WOULD WITHDRAW BRETT KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION? IS THAT CORRECT? >>IF I THOUGHT HE WAS GUILTY ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT, YES, SURE. >>HE WILL WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW TO DECIDE? >>I HOPE I CAN WATCH. I’M MEETING WITH A LOT OF COUNTRIES TOMORROW BUT IN SOME FORM I WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH AND I WILL RELY ON SOME VERY FAIR AND TALENTED REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO — LOOK — IF WE BROUGHT GEORGE WASHINGTON HERE AND WE SAID, WE HAVE GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE DEMOCRATS WOULD VOTE AGAINST HIM, JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND. HE MAY HAVE HAD A BAD PAST, WHO KNOWS. HE MAY HAVE HAD SOME ACCUSATIONS MADE. DIDN’T HE HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS IN HIS PAST? GEORGE WASHINGTON WOULD BE VOTED AGAINST 100% BY SCHUMER AND THE CON ARTISTS. 100%. SO, REALLY DOESN’T MATTER FROM THEIR STANDPOINT. WHEN JOHN ASKED ABOUT THE FBI, IF THE FBI DID THE MOST THOROUGH INVESTIGATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI AND THEY FOUND HIM TO BE 100% PERFECT, HE WOULD LOSE EVERY SINGLE VOTE. NOW, IF THE REPUBLICANS WIN TOMORROW, I THINK YOU WILL GET SOME VOTES FROM THE DEMOCRATS. DO YOU KNOW WHY? WE ALL KNOW WHY. IT’S CALLED POLITICS AND THEN YOU’LL PROBABLY GET SOME VOTES. LET’S GO. ONE MORE QUESTION. I’D LIKE TO ASK ABOUT THREE QUESTIONS. IT’S NOT REALLY FAIR. SHOULD I LET HER ASK ANOTHER QUESTION? GO AHEAD. >>TO FOLLOW UP ON A QUESTION A COLLEAGUE ASKED ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO PEOPLE LIKE ROY MOORE, ROGER AILES, BILL O’REILLY AND BRETT KAVANAUGH. THEY ARE ALL MEN. WHY IS THAT? >>IT’S NOT A BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. >>YOU’VE GIVEN THEM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. >>I’VE KNOWN THEM A LONG TIME, A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE. SOME, I’VE BEEN DISAPPOINTED WITH. I HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED WITH SOME OTHERS LIKE, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE JUDGES THAT ARE WEAK BUT I’VE KNOWN PEOPLE FOR A LONG TIME AND I NEVER SAW THEM DO ANYTHING WRONG. I NEVER SAW THEM DO ANYTHING WRONG AND THERE ARE SOME THAT I AGREE, SOME THAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING FOR A LONG TIME. IN A COUPLE OF CASES, THEY WEREN’T REPUBLICANS AND IN A LOT OF CASES THEY WERE NOT. THEY WERE EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE BUT I’VE BEEN WATCHING THEM FOR A LONG TIME AND I KNEW FOR A LONG TIME THESE WERE NOT GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY WERE NEVER BROUGHT UP. OKAY — YES, MA’AM, GO AHEAD. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BY THE WAY. >>MR. PRESIDENT, WHEN THE ALLEGATIONS FIRST SURFACED, YOU INITIALLY SAID HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS FOR DR. FORD TO TESTIFY. AND, THAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR FROM HER. >>I DO. I WISH IT COULD’VE GONE QUICKER. >>YOU ALSO SAID THAT IF WHAT SHE SAID WERE AS BAD AS SHE CLAIMS, SURELY HER OR HER PARENTS WOULD HAVE REPORTED IT. JUST TODAY YOU SAID — >>THERE IS THE TRUTH. THERE IS A CHANCE HER PARENTS COULD HAVE REPORTED A 36 YEARS AGO. >>MY QUESTION IS — >>IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY HAD TO REPORT IT. IN SOME INSTANCES, PEOPLE KEEP IT QUIET. IT’S A VERY TOUGH SITUATION FOR A WOMAN, NO QUESTION AND IN SOME CASES THEY DO REPORT IT. FRANKLY, HAD THEY REPORTED IT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PRETTY AMAZING, WOULDN’T IT? BUT, I GUESS THEY DIDN’T AND THAT’S OKAY. I’M NOT SAYING THEY HAD TO REPORT IT. IT’S A VERY PERSONAL THING, A VERY BIG PROBLEM AND NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. >>DO YOU WANT TO HEAR HER STORY? >>I LIKE TO HEAR HER STORY. WE ARE GIVING HER TIME. THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER TIME LAST WEEK. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES SENATE. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION THAT A PRESIDENT CAN GIVE VOTE. I THINK WE CAN SAY, BY FAR. I’VE HEARD IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION A PRESIDENT CAN MAKE. I DISAGREE WITH THAT. WAR AND PEACE, I ALWAYS SAY WAR AND PEACE AND AFTER THAT, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, RIGHT? I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HER. WE COULD HAVE HEARD FROM HER LAST WEEK AND WE COULD HAVE HEARD FROM HER FOR A LONG TIME. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY, OKAY? >>LET ME FOLLOW UP ON JIM’S QUESTION. MR. PRESIDENT, LET ME FOLLOW UP ON JIM’S QUESTION THAT WE DIDN’T GET AN ANSWER TO. >>WHICH QUESTION? >>HAVE YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, BEING ACCUSED — >>I’VE BEEN ACCUSED. FALSE ACCUSATIONS. EXCUSE ME. I’VE BEEN ACCUSED AND I WAS ACCUSED BY, I BELIEVE IT WAS FOUR WOMEN. YOU CAN CHECK WITH SEAN HANNITY AND YOU CAN CHECK WITH FOX BECAUSE THEY COVERED IT VERY STRONGLY. EXCUSE ME. I WAS ACCUSED BY FOUR OR FIVE WOMEN WHO GOT PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO MAKE UP STORIES ABOUT ME. WE CAUGHT THEM IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND THEY REFUSED TO PUT IT ON TELEVISION, REFUSED TO WRITE ABOUT IT. THEY WERE FOUR WOMEN AND MAYBE MORE AND I THINK THE NUMBER IS FOUR OR FIVE. ONE HAD A MORTGAGE PAID OFF HER HOUSE, $52,000 AND ANOTHER ONE HAD OTHER THINGS HAPPEN. THE ONE THAT REPORTED IT, I BELIEVE, WAS OFFERED $750,000 TO SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT ME AND SHE IS THE ONE THAT REPORTED IT. THIS WOMAN IS INCREDIBLE. SHE REPORTED IT INSTEAD OF TAKING THE MONEY. SO, I’VE HAD NUMEROUS ACCUSATIONS ABOUT ME. I MEAN, THEY MADE FALSE STATEMENTS ABOUT ME. KNOWING THEY WERE FALSE. I NEVER MET THEM. I NEVER MET THESE PEOPLE AND WHAT DID THE DO? WHAT DID THEY DO? THEY TOOK MONEY IN ORDER TO SAY BAD THINGS. I’VE HAD STORIES WRITTEN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, FRONT PAGE, ABOUT FOUR WOMEN. THE WHOLE TOP CENTER FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES. I THINK IT WAS FOUR BIG PICTURES. I SAID, WOW, THAT’S A BIG THING. WHAT’S THAT? THESE WERE WOMEN QUOTED SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT ME. NOT THE WORST THINGS ABOUT ME, BUT BAD THINGS. I SAID, THAT’S TOO BAD. I KNEW THEM A LONG TIME AGO, 15 YEARS OR 20 YEARS. THAT’S TOO BAD. I’M SURPRISED AND THEN I SEE THEM ON TELEVISION, NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. THE NEXT DAY OR A DAY LATER, THEY WERE INCENSED. THEY SAID DONALD TRUMP IS A NICE GUY. WE NEVER SAID THIS. THE NEW YORK TIMES DID FALSE REPORTING. THEY ARE FAKE NEWS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THE NEW YORK TIMES WOULD NOT REPORT THAT THE STORY WAS FAKE. THESE WOMEN SAID GREAT THINGS. NOT ONLY DID THEY NOT SAVE THE BAD STUFF, THEY SAID GREAT THINGS ABOUT ME, FRONT PAGE. THOSE WOMEN, THEY ARE INCREDIBLE WOMEN, THEY WENT ON TELEVISION AND THEY DIDN’T WANT TO AND I DIDN’T DO ASK THEM. THEY SAID, THE NEW YORK TIMES MADE IT OUT. THEY GAVE FALSE QUOTES AND THEY WENT ON A LOT OF SHOWS. THEY WERE INCENSED AND COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. THAT’S WHY PEOPLE KNOW THAT A LOT OF THE NEWS IS FAKE AND A LOT OF THE PEOPLE SITTING HERE ARE FAKE. BUT 20% OF THEM ARE WONDERFUL, OKAY? GO AHEAD. >>MR. TRUMP, YOU DIDN’T LET ME ASK MY QUESTION. >>YOU’VE BEEN ASKING A QUESTION FOR 10 MINUTES. PLEASE SIT DOWN. GO AHEAD. >>HOW DID THAT IMPACT OUR OPINIONS ON THE ALLEGATIONS? >>IT DOES IMPACT MY OPINION. DO YOU KNOW WHY? I’VE HAD A LOT OF FALSE CHARGES MADE AGAINST ME. I’M A VERY FAMOUS PERSON, UNFORTUNATELY. I’VE BEEN FAMOUS FOR A LONG TIME AND I’VE HAD REALLY FALSE CHARGES MADE AGAINST ME AND I KNOW FRIENDS THAT HAVE HAD FALSE CHARGES. PEOPLE WANT FAME. THEY WANT MONEY. THEY WANT WHATEVER. SO, WHEN I SEE IT, I VIEW IT DIFFERENTLY THAN SOMEONE SITTING HOME AND WATCHING TELEVISION WHERE THEY SAY, JUDGE KAVANAUGH, THIS OR THAT. IT’S HAPPENED TO ME MANY TIMES. I’VE HAD MANY FALSE CHARGES. I HAD A WOMAN SITTING IN AN AIRPLANE AND I ATTACKED HER WHILE PEOPLE WERE COMING ONTO THE PLANE AND I HAVE A NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER OUT? IT WAS A TOTAL PHONY STORY AND THERE ARE MANY OF THEM. WHEN YOU SAY DOESN’T AFFECT ME IN TERMS OF MY THINKING WITH RESPECT TO JUDGE KAVANAUGH, ABSOLUTELY. BECAUSE, I’VE HAD IT MANY TIMES. IF THE NEWS WOULD HAVE REPORTED THESE FOUR PEOPLE, AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT — WHEN I HEARD THEY CAUGHT THESE FOUR PEOPLE, I SAID, THAT’S A BIG STORY AND IT WAS FOR FOX. OKAY. >>MR. PRESIDENT, EARLIER TODAY AND JUST KNOW YOU MADE A SIGNIFICANT ALLEGATION AGAINST THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. YOU SUGGESTED BUDGET — YOU SUGGESTED THE CHINESE HAD MEDDLED IN THE ELECTION. >>THAT’S WHAT I HEAR. >>WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? >>WE HAVE EVIDENCE. IT WILL COME OUT. I CAN’T TELL YOU NOW. IT DIDN’T COME OUT OF NOWHERE, THAT I CAN’T TELL YOU. THEY’VE ADMITTED THEY ARE GOING AFTER FARMERS. MOST OF YOU CAN COVER THAT. I LIKE THAT YOU ARE SHAKING YOUR HEAD AND I WILL ASK YOU THE NEXT QUESTION BECAUSE OF THAT. YOU WILL PROBABLY BE THE KILLER OF ALL QUESTIONS. >>CAN YOU COME FORWARD WITH THE EVIDENCE? >>CHINA PUT OUT $250 BILLION AND THEY ARE PAYING 25%, THEY ARE PAYING BILLIONS AND BILLIONS AND THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO CHINA. I LIKE CHINA AND I LIKE PRESIDENT Xi A LOT. I THINK HE’S A FRIEND OF MINE. HE MAY NOT BE A FRIEND OF MINE ANYMORE BUT I THINK YOU PROBABLY RESPECTS ME, AND FROM ON WHAT I HEAR, IF YOU LOOK AT MR. PILLSBURY, THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON CHINA AND HE WAS ON A GOOD SHOW — I WON’T MENTION THE NAME OF THE SHOW — BUT HE SAID CHINA HAS TOTAL RESPECT FOR DONALD TRUMP AND FOR DONALD TRUMP’S VERY, VERY LARGE BRAIN. HE SAID DONALD TRUMP, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. NEVER HAPPEN. ONE THING THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IS CONVINCE PEOPLE TO GO AGAINST DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE A NORMAL REGULAR POLITICAL PERSON THAT HAS NO CONCEPT OF WHAT THE HECK HE’S DOING, WOULD LET CHINA CONTINUE TO TAKE $500 BILLION A YEAR OUT OF OUR COUNTRY AND REBUILD THEIR COUNTRY. THEY WERE BUILDING 29 MASSIVE BRIDGES LIKE THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE. THEY ARE BUILDING THINGS THAT WE DON’T BUILD ANYMORE. WE ARE STARTING TO BUILD THEM AGAIN AND OUR ECONOMY IS HOTTER THAN IT’S EVER BEEN. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU SAW THE CONFIDENCE LEVELS THIS MORNING THAT JUST CAME OUT, FANTASTIC AND IN ALL FAIRNESS TO THE FED RAISING RATES, THEY ARE RAISING RATES BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER DONE LIKE WE ARE DOING NOW AND ONE OF THE THINGS IT IS NICE ABOUT THE RATES, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HURT THE WORST BY THE ZERO INTEREST RATES — YOU KNOW — PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD AN ECONOMY AND IT WAS THE WORST COMEBACK SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND YOU’VE ALL HEARD THAT BUT REMEMBER, HE WAS PLAYING WITH ZERO INTEREST MONEY, FUNNY MONEY. THAT’S EASY. I’M PLAYING WITH FAIRLY EXPENSIVE MONEY. WHEN HE DOES THAT, THE PEOPLE THAT BENEFIT ARE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY, IN THEIR WHOLE LIFE, THEY WOULD SAVE 10%, 15% IN THE BANK AND THOSE PEOPLE GOT KILLED BECAUSE THEY PUT THEIR MONEY IN THE BANK AND WERE GOING TO LIVE OFF THE INTEREST AND THERE WAS NO INTEREST. NOW, THOSE PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET INTEREST IN THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE, FRANKLY, THAT DID A GREAT JOB AND THE PEOPLE THAT DID IT RIGHT, THAT DID THE BEST JOB GOT HURT THE MOST. BASICALLY, I’M A LOW INTEREST RATE PERSON, I HATE TO TELL YOU. >>MR. PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE ANOTHER MEETING TOMORROW WITH ROD ROSENSTEIN. ARE YOU PLANNING TO FIRE ROD ROSENSTEIN? >>I’M TALKING TO HIM. WE’VE HAD A GOOD TALK AND HE SAID HE NEVER SAID IT AND SAID HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IT AND SAID HE HAS A LOT OF RESPECT FOR ME AND HE WAS VERY NICE AND WE WILL SEE. HE’S A MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. I WOULD CERTAINLY PREFER NOT DOING THAT. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION UNLESS YOU CALL OBSTRUCTION THE FACT THAT I FIGHT BACK. I DO FIGHT BACK. I REALLY FIGHT BACK. IF YOU CALL THAT OBSTRUCTION, THAT’S FINE BUT THERE’S NO OBSTRUCTION, NO COLLUSION AND I’M GOING TO MEET WITH HIM TOMORROW AND I MAY CALL ROD TONIGHT OR TOMORROW AND ASK FOR A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT SUPREME COURT. I DON’T WANT TO COMPETE AND HURT THE DECISION ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. AGAIN, I WANT TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY. I MAY DELAY THAT. I’M GOING TO SEE. I DON’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT WILL CONFLICT WITH THAT BUT MY PREFERENCE WOULD BE TO KEEP HIM. AND, TO LET HIM FINISH UP. YOU KNOW WHY CALL IT A WITCH HUNT AND IT IS A WITCH HUNT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE FBI STATEMENTS WITH PETER STRZOK AND HIS LOVER, LISA PAGE, AND IF YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON IN THE FBI AND YOU LOOK AT MCCABE TAKING $700,000 FROM A HILLARY CLINTON PACK, ESSENTIALLY RUN BY TERRY MCAULIFFE, AND HE GIVES THEM HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND HE’S IN CHARGE OF HER CAMPAIGN AND HIS WIFE IS GETTING ALL OF THIS MONEY? TO RUN? SHE LOST. WHAT’S GOING ON? IF YOU LOOK AT THE HORRIBLE STATEMENTS LIKE WAY TO GO, PAGE, GREAT STORY YOU PUT INTO A NEWSPAPER. ESSENTIALLY, NOW WE WILL GO AND INVESTIGATE THAT GROUP. IT’S TERRIBLE. WE HAVE CAUGHT PEOPLE DOING THINGS THAT ARE TERRIBLE. I WOULD MUCH PREFER KEEPING ROD ROSENSTEIN, MUCH PREFER. MANY PEOPLE SAY I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FIRE HIM. HE SAID HE DID NOT SAY IT AND HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT AND NOBODY IN THIS ROOM BELIEVES THAT. BY THE WAY, I DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE. I WAS WITH MIKE POMPEO AND WE WERE DEALING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL WITH JAPAN. NOW WE ARE SAYING THINGS THAT NOBODY IN THE ROOM EVEN UNDERSTOOD AND I SAID THEM A LONG TIME AGO AND I WAS RIGHT. HE SAID, THAT’S NOT THE 25TH AMENDMENT I’M LOOKING AT. I THINK I CAN SAY THAT FOR MIKE. >>NO ONE IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION HAS EVER DISCUSSED USING THE 25TH AMENDMENT AGAINST YOU? >>ENEMIES, SURE. >>IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION? >>THEY USE ANYTHING THEY CAN. THEY ARE NOT IN LOVE WITH ME. THEY WON’T BEAT ME IN THE ELECTION AND THEY KNOW THAT. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BEAT ME. THE PEOPLE I’M LOOKING AT OUR TOTAL LIGHTWEIGHTS. I DREAM OF RUNNING AGAINST THOSE PEOPLE. MAYBE I WILL COME AGAINST SOMEONE THAT’S NOT. I’M AGAINST WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND I’M IN FAVOR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. I’M IN FAVOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY AND LOW TAXES. I WANT LOW TAXES. I WANT BORDERS. WE ARE GETTING ANOTHER $1.6 BILLION IN BORDERS. I WANT BORDERS. WE’VE SPENT $3.2 BILLION AND WE ARE GETTING $1.6 BILLION AND THEN WE WILL COMPLETE THE WALL. THEY DON’T WANT THAT. THEY DON’T WANT THAT. THEY DON’T WANT THE THINGS THAT I HAVE. I MUST SAY I KNOW MANY OF THE DEMOCRATS WILL SAY THINGS AND THEN WINKED AT ME. AGAIN, IT’S THE SAME OLD STORY. THEY WILL SAY THINGS THAT THEY DON’T MEAN. IT’S POLITICS. THE REASON THEY DON’T WANT ME IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO RUN THE SHOW. THEY WANT IT. IT’S POWER, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. WHAT THEY’VE DONE HERE IS A DISGRACE, A TOTAL DISGRACE. WHAT THEY DO IS INTERESTING. IN ONE CASE, THEY SAY HE’S A FASCIST, HE’S TAKING OVER THE GOVERNMENT, THE MOST POWERFUL PRESIDENT, EVER, A HORRIBLE HUMAN BEING AND HE WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT AND WE CAN’T STOP HIM. THAT DIDN’T WORK AND THE NEXT WEEK THEY SAID, HE’S INCOMPETENT. WAIT A MINUTE. IN ONE CASE I’M TAKING OVER THE WORLD AND IN THE OTHER CASE INCOMPETENT? THEY TRIED THAT FOR A WEEK AND THAT DIDN’T WORK. LOOK — THESE ARE VERY DISHONEST PEOPLE, CON ARTISTS. AND THE PRESS KNOWS IT, BUT THE PRESS DOESN’T WRITE IT. THAT IS A LOT OF HANDS. THAT IS A LOT. STEVE, GO AHEAD. A VERY HIGH-QUALITY PERSON, THIS MAN. GIVE IT TO ME. REUTERS. >>YOU ARE GETTING LETTERS FROM CHAIRMAN KIM, WHY DO NEED A SECOND SUMMIT SO SOON? >>BECAUSE HE’D LIKE ONE. >>WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR? >>I’VE RECEIVED TWO LETTERS FROM CHAIRMAN KIM AND AT SOME POINT I WILL GIVE OUT THESE LETTERS. THEY ARE INCREDIBLE LETTERS. THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT IN THE SENSE OF HIS FEELING FOR WANTING TO GET THIS DONE. I REALLY BELIEVE HE WANTS TO GET IT DONE. I MAY BE WRONG. I HEARD SOMEBODY ON A CERTAIN NETWORK, AND I WON’T MENTION, WHY HAS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GIVEN SO MUCH TO NORTH KOREA? I SAID, WAIT A MINUTE. I ASKED SARAH HUCKABEE TO CALL THIS PERSON. I GAVE THEM NOTHING OTHER THEN I MET THEM. WHAT DID I GIVE THEM? I DIDN’T DO WHAT OBAMA DID, GIVING THEM $1.8 BILLION IN CASH TO GET BACK FOUR HOSTAGES. I GOT BACK OUR HOSTAGES AND I NEVER PAID THEM 10 CENTS. HE WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL AND THAT I’D LIKE TO MAKE A DEAL. WE ACTUALLY HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP, A LOT DIFFERENT THAN THE LAST TIME AT THE UNITED NATIONS. THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT ROUGH. DON’T FORGET THAT AT THAT TIME, THEY SAID TRUMP IS SAYING HORRIBLE THINGS AND WILL GET US INTO A WAR. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A WAR IF I WAS AN ELECTED. YOU’D BE IN A WAR AND PRESIDENT OBAMA ESSENTIALLY SAID THE SAME THING. HE WAS READY TO GO TO WAR. YOU WOULD HAVE LOST MILLIONS, NOT THOUSANDS, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. SEOUL, KOREA, HAS 30 MILLION PEOPLE 40 MILES AND 30 MILES FROM THIS VERY DANGEROUS BORDER. IF IT WASN’T ELECTED, YOU WOULD’VE HAD A WAR. PRESIDENT OBAMA THOUGHT YOU HAD TO GET A WAR. DO YOU KNOW HOW CLOSE HE WAS TOO PRESSING THE TRIGGER? MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN WITH ME, NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP. HE LIKES ME, I LIKE HIM AND WE GET ALONG. HE WROTE ME TWO OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LETTERS. WHEN I SHOWED ONE OF THE LETTERS, JUST ONE, TO PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE, HE SAID THIS IS ACTUALLY A GROUNDBREAKING LETTER, AND INCREDIBLE AND HISTORIC LETTER. IT IS HISTORIC. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART. I THINK WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A DEAL. WILL WE MAKE A DEAL, STEVE? I DON’T REALLY KNOW. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO AND IN THE MEANTIME, I DON’T WANT TO BORE YOU, NO ROCKETS, NO MISSILES, NO NUCLEAR TESTS. FOR OVER A YEAR WHERE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THAT. BEFORE I GOT HERE, EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO WAR. WHAT HAPPENED, IT WAS FUNNY. THEY SAID, HE WAS TERRIBLE, SO ROUGH WITH CHAIRMAN KIM, KIM JONG-UN. SO ROUGH. WELL, I HAD A GREAT MEETING WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN AND ON THAT WHEN THEY SAID, HE WAS TOO SOFT WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN. I HAD A GREAT MEETING WITH PUTIN. IT LASTED FOR TWO HOURS. WE DISCUSSED EVERYTHING, UKRAINE, SERIAL, — SYRIA, WE HAD A GREAT MEETING. THEY WANTED ME TO END UP IN A BOXING MATCH AND IF I WAS KILLER TOUGH WITH PUTIN HE WOULD HAVE SAID I WAS TOO TOUGH. YOU CAN’T WIN WITH THESE PEOPLE BUT YOU JUST KEEP GOING AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE DOING WELL. GO AHEAD. >>HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE NORTH KOREA TO DENUCLEARIZE? >>I DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THE TIME. DO YOU KNOW WHY? I SAID MIKE POMPEO, DON’T GET INTO THE TIME GAME. WE STOP THEM AND THEY ARE TAKING DOWN PLANTS AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT TESTING AREAS AND THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE DOWN MORE AND YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT THAT SOON. I DON’T WANT TO GO AHEAD OF MYSELF BUT YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT IT SOON. THEY HAVE NO INTEREST RIGHT NOW IN TESTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. WE HAD A CASE WHEN I WAS COMING INTO OFFICE THAT YOU REMEMBER WHERE THERE WAS A MASSIVE THING THAT THEY THOUGHT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE. A MOUNTAIN MOVED OVER 1.5 INCHES. NORTH KOREA’S BEAUTIFUL LAND AND THIS MOUNTAIN ACTUALLY SHIFTED. IT SHIFTED AND SOMEBODY THOUGHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE AND THEN THEY FOUND OUT IT WAS NUCLEAR TESTING. SHIFTED A MOUNTAIN. SERIOUS STUFF, SERIOUS SIZE. WHEN I CAME IN AND BEFORE I CAME, AND EVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF MINE BECAUSE I WAS HAVING RHETORICAL CONTESTS, REALLY, WITH CHAIRMAN KIM AND WE BOTH SMILE NOW AND LAUGH AT NOW, BUT EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT WAS A HORRIBLE THING. WE’VE HAD MANY PRESIDENTS THAT WERE UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING, ANYTHING AT ALL WITH NORTH KOREA. WE NOW HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP. WE HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THE HORROR STORIES, IN MY OPINION, THEY ARE GONE. COULD THEY START UP AGAIN, I GUESS. I’M A DEAL GUY. COULD THEY? YEAH. WE COULD WORK IT OUT. RIGHT HERE, I THINK THAT WHAT WE’VE DONE BEHIND THE SCENES THAT NOBODY REALLY KNOWS AND I DON’T BLAME YOU FOR NOT KNOWING, PERSONAL LETTERS AND PRIVATE LETTERS, BUT SAYING THEY WANT TO GET IT DONE. WE KNOW MUCH MORE THAN THE MEDIA, FOR CHANGE, MUCH MORE. IF YOU SO WHAT’S GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES I THINK YOU WOULD BE VERY IMPRESSED. WE WERE A COUNTRY GOING TO WAR AND I REALLY BELIEVE PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD. HE SAID IT WAS HIS BIGGEST PROBLEM AND WHEN I SAT WITH HIM PRIOR BEFORE GOING INTO OFFICE, HE SAID TO ME, THAT’S BY FAR THE BIGGEST PROBLEM AND HE SAID HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO GOING INTO WAR. AND, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE — THEY SAY THOUSANDS — NOT THOUSANDS. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THAT WOULD BE RIGHT NEXT TO CHINA AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN A WORLD WAR VERY EASILY. RIGHT NOW, WE ARE IN A GREAT POSITION AND I DON’T WANT TO PLAY THE TIME GAME. I TOLD MIKE POMPEO, DON’T LET THEM DO THAT TO YOU. I HAVEN’T GIVEN ANYTHING AND WE GOT BACK A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE WERE BACK 2.5 MONTHS FROM THE SUMMIT, WHICH WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING, WHAT’S TAKING SO LONG? I SAID, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE MEDIA. I’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THE MEDIA ALL MY LIFE, TOO MUCH. THEY WERE SCREAMING AND I SAW THAT AND OUR GUYS WERE WORKING AND I SAID, I’VE GOT ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. I DON’T HAVE TO RUSH IT. THERE’S NO CESSATION OF SANCTIONS. WE’VE GOT THE SECTIONS ON. I DIDN’T TAKE SANCTIONS OFF. I DID SEE A REPORTER THAT I LIKE A LOT AND HE ASKED A QUESTION TO PRESIDENT MOON OF SOUTH KOREA. HE SAID, WHY DID THE PRESIDENT GIVES SO MUCH? I DIDN’T GIVE ANYTHING. I GAVE NOTHING. WHAT HAVE I GIVEN OTHER THAN TIME? YES, I FLEW TO SINGAPORE AND WE HAD A MEETING. NOW, I DIDN’T WANT TO — IF YOU ASK GENERAL MATTA’S 4-YEAR AND A HALF I SAID WHY DON’T WE STOP THESE RIDICULOUS, AND MY OPINION, THE MILITARY GAMES. I CALL THEM THE MILITARY GAMES. IF I TOLD YOU HOW MUCH THOSE GAMES BECAUSE — AND FRANKLY I TOLD SOUTH KOREA HE SHOULD BE PAYING FOR THESE GAMES. THEY SAY, WE FLY THE AIRPLANES AND FROM A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY AND IT WAS FROM deGROM — IT WAS FROM GUAM. WE FLY THESE MASSIVE BOMBERS AND I WANTED TO STOP THIS A LONG TIME. BY THE WAY, WE ARE SAVING A FORTUNE FOR THE TAXPAYERS AND IF WE NEED THEM WE CAN SET THEM UP IMMEDIATELY. IF I THINK WE NEED THEM, I WILL START THEM BEFORE THE GENERALS WILL START THEM. THE FACT THAT THIS REPORTER SAID THAT, I SAID, WHAT HAVE I DONE, I HAVEN’T GIVEN ANYTHING. WE ARE ON TO THE CUSP. WE ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT BUT WE ARE NOT PLAYING THE TIME GAME. IF IT TAKES TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS OR FIVE MONTHS, IT DOESN’T MATTER. THERE IS NO NUCLEAR TESTING AND THERE’S NO TESTING OF ROCKETS. GO AHEAD, PLEASE. >>THIS IS THE ONE THAT WAS NODDING WITH EVERY NICE THING. WATCH THIS QUESTION. >>IT’S A HABIT OF MINE. I’M FROM SKY NEWS. >>CONGRATULATIONS ON THE PURCHASE. >>NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. >>I HOPE YOU BENEFITED. GO AHEAD. >>ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED AT THE MESSAGE THAT IS BEING SENT TO THE WOMEN WHO ARE WATCHING THIS, WHEN YOU USE LANGUAGE LIKE CON JOB IN RELATION TO ALLEGATIONS. >>I’VE USED MUCH WORSE LANGUAGE THAN CON JOB. IT’S PROBABLY THE NICEST PHRASE OF USE. IT IS. IT IS A CON JOB. NO CONFIDENCE. IT IS A CON JOB BY THE DEMOCRATS AND THEY KNOW IT. >>WHAT ABOUT THE MESSAGE –>> THEY DID THE SAME THING WITH THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. THEY TRIED TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT I HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION. THINK OF IT. I’M IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND I SAY, WE ARE NOT DOING WELL. I WON BOTH THOSE STATES AND WE ARE NOT DOING WELL. LET ME CALL THE RUSSIANS TO HELP. DOES ANYBODY REALLY BELIEVE THAT? IT’S A CON JOB. I WATCHED THESE GUYS AND THERE WAS A CALL FROM A RUSSIAN WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A FAKER, A COMEDIAN OR SOMETHING. THIS IS SO-AND-SO. WHY DID HE TAKE A CALL FROM A RUSSIAN? SENATOR WARNER TOOK A CALL FROM A RUSSIAN? HE WAS A COMEDIAN OR SOMETHING BUT HE SAID WE HAVE PICTURES OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. WHERE CAN I GET THEM? IF WE EVER DID THAT IT WOULD BE A BIG DEAL. IT’S A CON JOB AND NOT A BAD TERM, NOT A BAD TERM AT ALL. I TELL YOU ONE THING I CAN SAY. I’VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS TO ME WITH RESPECT TO WHAT’S HAPPENING BECAUSE IT’S A HORRIBLE PRECEDENT. I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GET OTHER JUDGES AND OTHER SUPREME COURT JUDGES, POSSIBLY. I COULD HAVE A LOT OF SUPREME COURT JUDGES, MORE THAN TWO AND WHEN I CALLED UP BRETT KAVANAUGH AND SPOKE TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND TOLD THEM THAT I CHOSE THEM, THEY WERE SO HAPPY AND SO HONORED. úIT WAS AS THOU BIGGEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED AND I UNDERSTAND THAT, U.S. SUPREME COURT. I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE PEOPLE SAY, NO THANKS, NO THANKS. I SPOKE TO SOMEBODY 38 YEARS AGO AND IT MAY NOT BE GOOD. WE HAVE A COUNTRY TO RUN. WE WANT THE BEST TALENT IN THE WORLD. BUT I TELL YOU THIS, THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COMPLAINED TO ME ABOUT IT THE MOST ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING ARE WOMEN. WOMEN ARE VERY ANGRY. I’VE GOT 52% WITH WOMEN AND EVERYONE SAID THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN. 52%. WOMEN ARE SO ANGRY. FRANKLY, I THINK THAT THEY LIKE WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING. I THINK THEY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE IT GO A LOT FASTER. GIVE THEM THEIR DAY IN COURT AND LET HER HAVE HER DAY IN COURT AND LET SOMEBODY ELSE HAVE A DAY IN COURT. BUT I HAVE MEN THAT DON’T LIKE IT. I HAVE WOMEN THAT ARE INCENSED AT WHAT’S GOING ON. I’VE ALWAYS SAID WOMEN ARE SMARTER THAN MEN. I’VE SAID THAT A LOT AND I MEAN IT. WOMEN ARE INCENSED AT WHAT IS GOING ON. >>WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM? YEAH, YOU. GUY LOOKS LIKE HE’S SHOCKED. THIS IS GOING TO BE NOT GOOD. THE GUY LOOKS TOTALLY STUNNED. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PICKED BEFORE FOR QUESTION? >>YES, SIR. >>GO AHEAD. >>I WANT TO ASK YOU, YOU ALWAYS TALK ABOUT — YOU SAID FROM WHERE? >>FROM NORTH OF IRAQ. I’M KURDISH. >>GOOD. GREAT PEOPLE. >>THANK YOU, SIR. >>GREAT PEOPLE. THANK YOU. ARE YOU CURTIS? GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT FIGHTERS. I LIKE THEM A LOT. LET’S GO. I LIKE THIS QUESTION SO FAR. >>YOU ALWAYS SAY YOU SUPPORT YOUR ALLIES BUT KURDISH PEOPLE ARE UNDER PRESSURE IN SYRIA AND IRAQ BY MANY ADVERSARIES. >>IT’S TRUE. >>WHAT WILL YOU DO TO ELEVATE THE POSITION TO SUPPORT THEM IF THEY HELP THE U.S. TO DEFEAT ISIS. >>WE ARE HELPING THEM A LOT AND WE’VE BEEN VERY FRIENDLY. AS YOU KNOW, WE’VE FOUGHT SIDE- BY-SIDE AND WE HAVE DEFEATED ISIS, ESSENTIALLY, SHORT WHILE AGO IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND WE DID IT WITH A LOT OF HELP FROM THE KURDS. THEY ARE GREAT FIGHTERS. SOME ARE GREAT FIGHTERS AND SOME AREN’T. THE KURDS ARE GREAT FIGHTERS AND GREAT PEOPLE. WE ARE DISCUSSING THAT SITUATION RIGHT NOW. >>WHAT WILL YOU DO SUIT TO SUPPORT THIS? >>I’M TELLING YOU WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED DISCUSSING THAT SITUATION. WE’VE HAD TREMENDOUS SUPPORT FROM THE KURDS AND DEFEATING ISIS. >>ABOUT SYRIA? >>MR. PRESIDENT, SUSAN LEE FROM FOXBUSINESS. DID YOU REJECT A ONE-ON-ONE MEETING WITH THE CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU? >>YEAH, I DID. >>WHY? >>IS TARIFFS ARE TOO HIGH AND HE DOESN’T WANT TO MOVE AND I TOLD HIM FORGET ABOUT IT. WE ARE THINKING OF TAXING CARS COMING IN FROM CANADA, THAT IS THE MOTHER LODE, THE BIG ONE. WE ARE VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE NEGOTIATIONS AND THE NEGOTIATING STYLE OF CANADA. WE DON’T LIKE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE VERY MUCH. I LOVE CANADA, BY THE WAY. I HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS, I LOVE EVERYBODY. SO MANY FRIENDS BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. I’M REPRESENTING THE UNITED STATES. MEXICO WAS TOTALLY GREAT. BY THE WAY, THE NEW PRESIDENT HAS BEEN GREAT. THE DEAL IS DONE. NOW, HAS TO GO THROUGH CONGRESS AND A LOT OF THINGS HAVE TO HAPPEN BUT BOB LIGHT HAUSER, WHO IS HERE SOMEPLACE — HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF NEGOTIATING, AS THEY HAVE. THE DEAL IS DONE FOR CONGRESS. CANADA HAS TREATED US VERY BADLY. THEY’VE TREATED OUR FARMERS IN WISCONSIN AND NEW YORK STATE AND OTHER STATES VERY BADLY. DAIRY PRODUCTS, 300%, 300%. HOW DO SALLY — HOW DO YOU SELL DAIRY PRODUCTS AT 300%? IT IS A BARRIER. BY THE WAY, 300% BECAUSE YOU CAN COMPETE. CANADA HAS A LONG WAY TO GO. WE ARE NOT GETTING ALONG WITH THEIR NEGOTIATORS. WE THINK THEY HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF OUR COUNTRY. WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT OVER THE LAST FIVE OR SIX YEARS, WE HAD $800 BILLION A YEAR IN TRADE LOSSES. IT’S RIDICULOUS AND IT WON’T HAPPEN. >>WHAT ABOUT NAFTA? MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR NAFTA? WILL YOU BE PULLING OUT OF NAFTA? >>I DON’T LIKE NAFTA. I NEVER LIKED IT. IT’S BEEN VERY BAD FOR THE UNITED STATES. GREAT FOR CANADA AND MEXICO. I WON’T USE THE NAME NAFTA. I REFUSE TO USE IT. I’VE SEEN THOUSANDS OF PLANTS AND FACTORIES CLOSE AND MILLIONS OF JOBS LOST TO OIL COMPANIES AND MEXICO IS 25% OF OUR AUTO BUSINESS BECAUSEOF NAFTA. UNDER OUR DEAL IT WON’T HAPPEN ANYMORE. I HATE TO TELL YOU IT’S NOT. WE WILL KEEP COMPANIES AND I TOLD THE MEXICANS WE HAVE TO KEEP COMPANIES. THEY ARE GETTING A LOT OF GOOD THINGS. MEXICO MADE A VERY GOOD DEAL. WITH CANADA, IT’S VERY TOUGH. WHAT WE ARE DOING, IF WE MADE A DEAL WITH CANADA, WHICH IS A GOOD CHANCE, BUT I’M NOT MAKING ANYTHING NEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO DO. >>YOU WILL NOTIFY CONGRESS? >>WE WILL PROBABLY CALL IT THE U.S. MC, LIKE THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, WHICH I LOVE IN GENERAL KELLY LIKES IT EVEN MORE. WHERE IS GENERAL KELLY? HE LIKES THAT. IT WOULD BE PROBABLY JUST USM, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO. IF CANADA DOESN’T MAKE A DEAL WITH US, WE WILL MAKE A BETTER DEAL AND WE WILL TAX THE CARS THAT COME IN AND PUT BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO OUR TREASURY AND FRANKLY WE WILL BE HAPPY BECAUSE IT’S ACTUALLY MORE MONEY THAN YOU CAN MAKE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WITH MAKING A DEAL. GOOD JOB. VERY GOOD JOB. YES PLEASE, MR. KURD. >>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME MR. PRESIDENT. TWO QUICK QUESTIONS. WHAT WILL BE THE USA RELATIONS WITH THE KURDS? POST ISIS. >>WE ARE TRYING TO GET ALONG VERY WELL. WE DO GET ALONG GREAT WITH THE KURDS. DON’T FORGET THAT IS THEIR TERRITORY AND WE HAVE TO HELP THEM. I WANT TO HELP THEM. THEY FOUGHT WITH US AND DIED WITH US. WE LOST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF KURDS DIED FIGHTING ISIS. THEY DIED FOR US AND WITH US AND FOR THEMSELVES. THEY DIED FOR THEMSELVES BUT THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE AND WE DON’T FORGET. I DON’T FORGET. I CAN TELL YOU I DON’TFORGET. THESE ARE GREAT PEOPLE. >>MR. PRESIDENT, ONE QUESTION ABOUT IRAN. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO STOP A RAINING INFLUENCE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA AND — >>I THINK I MUST TELL YOU, I DON’T MIND YOUR QUESTIONS. I THINK THERE’S BEEN NO GREATER CHANGE OTHER THAN MAYBE CHINA BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY, THE MARKETS HAVE DROPPED 30% IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS, RIGHT? I THINK I WATCHED YOU WHEN YOU SAID THAT. I THINK IT’S ACTUALLY 32%. THEIRS BEEN THAT. BUT EVEN THAT — BECAUSE CHINA IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. AND IRAN IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE BUT I THINK THERE’S BEEN NO COUNTRY THAT HAS CHANGED SO MUCH AS IRAN. IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS, SINCE I TOOK OFF THE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, ONE OF THE DUMBEST DEALS EVER MADE, AND AS AN EXAMPLE, WHY DIDN’T THEY TAKE CARE OF YEMEN AND SYRIA IN THE DEAL? BOB CAREY SAID IT WAS TOO COMPLICATED. WE ARE GIVING $150 BILLION AND WE PAID $1.8 BILLION IN CASH, CASH! THIS WHOLE ROOM WOULD BE FILLED UP WITH 100-DOLLAR BILLS AND INDEED, PROBABLY FIVE ROOMS LIKE THIS. WE GET $1.8 BILLION IN CASH AND WHY DIDN’T WE TAKE CARE OF YEMEN AND SYRIA? HE SAID IT WAS TOO COMPLICATED. YOU JUST GAVE THEM $150 BILLION AND NOW YEMEN IS A MESS. BUT, IT’S GETTING BETTER. SYRIA IS A MESS. I WAS RESPONSIBLE AND I HOPE IT STAYS THAT WAY WHEN I PUT ON ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IF YOU WEEKS AGO, ABOUT IDLIB PROVINCE. I SAID, DON’T DO IT. I WILL TELL YOU, IT HAPPENED WHERE I WAS AT A MEETING WITH THE LOT OF SUPPORTERS AND A WOMAN STOOD UP AND SAID, THERE IS A PROVINCE IN SYRIA WITH 3 MILLION PEOPLE IN RIGHT NOW THE IRANIANS AND THE RUSSIANS AND SYRIANS ARE SURROUNDING THAT PROVINCE AND THEY ARE GOING TO KILL MY SISTER AND THEY’RE GOING TO KILL MILLIONS IN ORDER TO GET RID OF 25,000 OR 35,000 TERRORISTS OR ENEMIES OF THEIRS. I THINK WE CAN CALL THEM TERRORISTS. I SAID, THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I DIDN’T HEAR OF IDLIB PROVINCE AND I CAME BACK TO NEW YORK. I PICKED UP THE FAILING NEW YORK TIMES. I HATE TO ADMIT IT, BUT IT WAS THE FAILING NEW YORK TIMES AND I OPENED IT UP. THERE WAS A VERY BIG STORY NOT ON THE FRONT PAGE AND I SAID IT’S THE SAME STORY THAT THE WOMAN TOLD ME. I FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HOW COULD ANYBODY DO THAT WITH 3 MILLION PEOPLE AND IT SAID THEY WERE BEING SURROUNDED AND THEY WERE GOING IN AND STARTING LITERALLY THE NEXT DAY TO DROP BOMBS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND PERHAPS KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO GET 35,000 TERRORISTS. I PUT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ELSEWHERE AND GAVE MIKE POMPEO AND JOHN BOLTON AND EVERYBODY THESE ORDERS. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. I SAID DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY CAN’T BE SELECTIVE THAT THEY CAN’T GO IN. THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO WITH TERRORISTS, BUT DON’T KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. IT STOPPED. YOU SAW THAT. NOBODY’S GOING TO GIVE ME CREDIT, BUT THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S OKAY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE KNOW. I’VE HAD MORE SYRIANS THANK ME FOR THAT. THIS WAS ABOUT FOUR WEEKS AGO I PUT THAT OUT. I SAID THEY ARE SURROUNDING A CITY OF 3 MILLION PEOPLE AND THEY ARE GOING TO START BOMBING THE CITY. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN. AND, I MEANT IT, TOO. I MEANT IT. MILLIONS HAVE BEEN SAVED AND TODAY, I GAVE GREAT CREDIT TO IRAN. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HEARD THAT. I GAVE GREAT CREDIT TO IRAN AND TO RUSSIA AND TO SYRIA FOR NOT DOING IT. NOW, I HOPE IT’S GOING TO BE SURGICAL. MEANING, GO IN AND DO IT. IT’S LENGTHY AND EVERYTHING ELSE. THEY POSSIBLY HAVE TO DO IT. BUT, I THINK MILLIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHAME. HOPEFULLY — AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, TURKEY HAS BEEN A BIG HELP. TURKEY HAS BEEN GREAT. TURKEY HELPED US WITH THAT WHOLE SITUATION. >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. TOUCHING BACK ON BACK ON IRAN, OF COURSE THIS WEEK YOU PUT OUT A CALL TO ACTION TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO RALLY WITH AMERICA TO PUT PRESSURE ON IRAN. ROUHANI STILL CALLING FOR THE U.S. TO COME BACK TO THE OLD DEAL. AFTER MEETING WITH WORLD LEADERS DID YOU MAKE ANY PROGRESS TOWARD A POTENTIAL NEW DEAL? >>IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WORLD LEADERS THINK ON IRAN. IRAN IS COMING BACK TO ME AND THEY WILL MAKE A BIG DEAL. I THINK, MAYBE NOT. DEAL, YOU NEVER KNOW. THEY ARE SUFFERING GREATLY. THEY’RE HAVING RIOTS IN EVERY CITY. FAR GREATER THAN THEY WERE DURING THE GREEN PERIOD WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. FAR GREATER WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA STUCK UP FOR GOVERNMENT, NOT THE PEOPLE. HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HAD A MUCH DIFFERENT IRAN HAD HE NOT DONE THAT BUT I’M STICKING UP FOR THE PEOPLE. I AM WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRAN. HERE’S THE THING. THEY HAVE RAMPANT INFLATION. THEIR MONEY IS THIS — THEIR MONEY IS WORTHLESS. YOU CAN’T BUY BREAD, YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING. IT’S A DISASTER. I THINK THEY WILL WANT TO COME BACK AND SAY, CAN WE DO SOMETHING? VERY SIMPLE, I JUST DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK? I DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. I WANT THEM TO HAVE A GREAT ECONOMY AND SELL SO MUCH OIL. I’M NOT HAPPY WITH OPEC AND I TOLD THEM, I’M NOT HAPPY WITH OPEC. WE TAKE CARE OF THESE PEOPLE AND DEFEND THEM AND THEY WOULDN’T BE THERE FOR TWO WEEKS IF IT WASN’T FOR ME AND THE U.S. AND A MUCH STRONGER ARMED FORCES THAN IT WAS. OUR ARMED FORCES WERE DEPLETED. YOU KNOW BETTER THAN ANYBODY, $700,000,000,000.716 BILLION, THE MOST INCREDIBLE NEW JETS AND EVERYTHING. WE NEED IT. NOT THAT I WANT TO SPEND IT, ALTHOUGH IT IS JOBS AND ALL MADE IN THE UNITED STATES. IRAN HAS TO COME BACK AND THEY HAVE TO TALK. I’M NOT DOING THIS FROM STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS. I’M JUST SAYING, AT SOME POINT, THEY HAVE TO COME BACK. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON, COMPANIES ARE LEAVING LEFT AND RIGHT. MERCEDES BENZ JUST LEFT. THEY ARE ALL LEAVING. THEY DON’T WANT TO BE IN IRAN BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CHOICE. DO THEY WANT TO BE WITH IRAN OR DO THEY WANT TO BE WITH US? WE PICKED UP $10 TRILLION SINCE MY ELECTION. WERE BEING CAUGHT BY CHINA AND NOW IT’S GOING THE OTHER WAY. PEOPLE CAN’T BELIEVE IT. THEY’VE NEVER SEEN THIS SITUATION WITH CHINA. CHINA IS SO GREAT, FOR 20 YEARS, CHINA IS SO GREAT AND YOU DON’T HEAR THAT SO MUCH ANYMORE. I LOVE CHINA AND I THINK THEY ARE GREAT. YOU DON’T HEAR THAT SO MUCH ANYMORE. DO YOU KNOW WHO IS GREAT? WE ARE GREAT. JUST A COUPLE MORE. I COULD DO THIS ALL DAY LONG. I COULD DO THIS ALL DAY LONG. SHOULD BE CONTINUED FOR A LITTLE WHILE? IT DOESN’T MATTER TO ME. A COUPLE OF MORE, I DON’T CARE. NEW YORK TIMES, THE FAILING NEW YORK TIMES, STAND UP. GO AHEAD. I’M TALKING ABOUT THE TIMES IS FAILING. YOU ARE FAR FROM FAILING. >>YOU WERE POINTING AT ME. >>THE TIMES ARE VERY INTERESTING. THE TIMES, I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO ENDORSE ME. I THINK ABC AND FOX — I LIKE FOX — I REALLY DO. ABC, CBS, NBC, THEY ALL WILL ENDORSE ME BECAUSE IF THEY DON’T, THEY ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. COULD YOU IMAGINE IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE ME? >>I KNOW YOU ARE POINTING FOR ME BUT I WORK FOR PBS NEWS. >>I KNOW THAT. >>YESTERDAY, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT YOUR ADMINISTRATION’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS AND A LOT OF THE LEADERS LAUGHED. >>THAT WAS FAKE NEWS. THAT’S FAKE NEWS AND I KNOW WHAT WAS COVERED THAT WAY. I SAID THAT SINCE MY ELECTION, OUR ECONOMY HAS BECOME THE HOTTEST IN THE WORLD. TAX REDUCTIONS, REGULATIONS, CONFIDENCE LEVELS ARE THE HIGHEST IN 18 YEARS, REALLY SOON TO BE HISTORIC. UNEMPLOYMENT IS THE LOWEST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. YOU LOOK AT BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT, ASIAN UNEMPLOYMENT AND YOU LOOK AT WOMEN, 65 YEARS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ON THE AMONG THE BEST WE EVER HAD, EVER. THE NUMBERS OF NEW COMPANIES POURING INTO OUR COUNTRY, WHICH NOBODY THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE. I SAID THIS AND I WAS IN FRONT OF A LARGE GROUP OF HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE. MOST OF THEM ARE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES OR THE UNITED NATIONS, PEOPLE NOT BIG INTO CLAPPING AND APPLAUDING AND SMILING. I HEARD A LITTLE RUSSELL, AND I SAID OUR COUNTRY IS NOW STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE AND IT’S TRUE. I HEARD A LITTLE RUSSELL AND I SAID, IT’S TRUE AND IT HURTS MILES AND I SAID I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT — THEY WEREN’T LAUGHING AT ME, THEY WERE LAUGHING WITH ME. WE HAD FUN. THAT WAS NOT LAUGHING AT ME. FAKE NEWS SAID PEOPLE LAUGHED AT PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY DIDN’T LAUGH AT ME. PEOPLE HAD A GOOD TIME WITH ME. WE WERE DOING IT TOGETHER. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. THEY RESPECT WHAT I’VE DONE. THE UNITED STATES IS RESPECTED AGAIN. THE UNITED STATES WAS NOT RESPECTED. EVERYBODY WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US FROM JOBS AND TAKING OUR COMPANIES AND NOT PAYING THE PRICE TO SO MANY OTHER THINGS. EVEN MILITARY PROTECTION. I TOLD A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, I SAID, LISTEN, YOU ARE A VERY RICH COUNTRY AND WE PROTECT YOU. WITHOUT OUR PROTECTION, YOU WOULD HAVE REAL PROBLEMS. YOU WOULD HAVE REAL PROBLEMS. I SAID, YOU SHOULD REIMBURSE US FOR THIS PROTECTION. WHY ARE WE PROTECTING YOU? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY SAID? AFTER TWO MINUTES OF TALKING? THEY AGREED WITH ME. YOU CAN ASK THIS GROUP OF VERY TALENTED PEOPLE. THEY AGREED WITH ME. THEY SAID — ONE OF THEM SAID — MR. PRESIDENT, NOBODY EVER ASKED US US. THEY NEVER ASKED US FOR THAT. NOBODY EVER SAID YOU SHOULD PAY. THESE ARE REALLY WEALTHY COUNTRIES. I WILL BE HONEST, I JUST ASKED JAPAN. I SAID, WE ARE DEFENDING YOU, VERY WEALTHY COUNTRY. YOU SEND US MILLIONS OF CARS AND YOU MAKE A FORTUNE AND WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS TRADE DEFICIT WITH YOU AND WE ARE DEFENDING YOU AND SUBSIDIZING YOUR MILITARY WITH A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY. I SAID IT TO SOUTH KOREA. WE HAVE 32,000 SOLDIERS IN SOUTH KOREA. THEY ARE VERY WEALTHY AND THESE ARE GREAT COUNTRIES, VERY WEALTHY COUNTRIES. I SAID, WHY AREN’T YOU REIMBURSING US FOR OUR COSTS? THEY LOOKED AT ME AND THEY CAN’T EVEN ANSWER BECAUSE THERE IS NO ANSWER. IF THEY WERE A POOR COUNTRY AND THEY NEED PROTECTION AND PEOPLE WERE GOING TO DIE, I’M ALL FOR PROTECTING THEM AND I DON’T WANT 10 CENTS. WHEN WEALTHY COUNTRIES THAT HAVE MASSIVE TRADE SURPLUSES WITH US, MASSIVE — AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, WE ARE PAYING FOR THEIR MILITARY OR PAYING FOR LOT OF THEIR MILITAR? >>MR. PRESIDENT, REALLY QUICKLY, YOU SAID YOU FEEL A KINSHIP. YOU SAID YOU FEEL A KINSHIP WITH BRETT KAVANAUGH. REALLY QUICKLY, YOU SAID YOU FELT A KINSHIP WITH BRETT KAVANAUGH AND THAT YOUR FALSE ALLEGATIONS YOU FEEL LIKE WERE MADE AGAINST YOU MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T WANT TO BELIEVE THESE WOMEN. >>I DIDN’T SAY THAT. WHY DO YOU SAY THAT? FAKE NEWS. DID I SAY THAT? EXCUSE ME. BY THE WAY, I THINK YOU DO A GOOD JOB BUT I DIDN’T SAY THAT. I DO WATCH YOU AND I THINK YOU DO A GOOD JOB. I SAID I LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING HER. I DO WANT TO HEAR WHAT SHE SAYS AND MAYBE SHE WILL SAY — I COULD BE CONVINCED OF ANYTHING. MAYBE SHE WILL SAY SOMETHING BUT IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE TO TELL YOU HE IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY HUMAN BEINGS. HE IS A TREMENDOUS MAN, A TREMENDOUS GENIUS, A GREAT INTELLECT. I BELIEVE HE WAS NUMBER ONE AT YALE. IS THAT A CORRECT STATEMENT? HE WAS A GREAT STUDENT IN LAW AND I’VE HEARD HIS NAME — I DIDN’T KNOW HIM — DIDN’T KNOW HIM UNTIL THIS WHOLE THING, BUT I’VE HEARD HIS NAME FOR 10 YEARS. DO YOU KNOW HOW I HEARD HIS NAME? EVERYBODY SAID HE SHOULD BE ON THE SUPREME COURT AND I SAID, WHO IS HE? THEY SAID HIS NAME WAS BRETT KAVANAUGH AND HE’S THE MOST BRILLIANT PERSON, THE MOST BRILLIANT LAWYER. THEY TALKED ABOUT HIM ON THE SUPREME COURT 10 YEARS AGO. WITH ALL OF THAT, I WANT TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY. >>YOU SAID YOU FEEL LIKE THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST YOU. >>I’VE HAD MANY FALSE STATEMENTS AGAINST ME AND IF THE PRESS WOULD HAVE REPORTED IT, I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY. JOHN ROBERTS WILL TELL YOU AND YOU COVER THE STORY WHERE WOMEN WERE PAID TO SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT ME. SEAN HANNITY COVERED IT AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT WHEN I SAW THAT ON SEAN HANNITY, I ACTUALLY CALLED HIM. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. I DON’T SPEAK TO HIM MUCH BUT I RESPECT HIM. I CALLED HIM AND SAID THIS IS THE BIGGEST STORY, A BIG STORY AND HE AGREED WITH ME AND THE NEXT DAY I PICKED UP THE STORY AND THERE WASN’T ONE WORD ABOUT IT. THE NEXT DAY I WATCHED ABC NEWS AND I WATCHED NBC AND I WATCHED CBS. I DIDN’T WATCH CNN BUT NEXT TIME I’M GOING TO. I WATCHED EVERYTHING AND THERE WASN’T ONE STORY OTHER THAN FOX. AND, IT’S A BIG STORY. ENOUGH. THANK YOU. >>IS IT OKAY IF I GIVE IT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, MR. PRESIDENT? >>THAT’S ENOUGH. GOOD JOB. >>MR. PRESIDENT, CAN YOU ASK A QUESTION SINCE I AM BEFORE THE NEW YORK TIMES BEFORE THIS GENTLEMAN? I’M ACTUALLY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES. >>I WILL LET YOU DO IT AFTER HE DOES, IS THAT OKAY? IN HONOR OF A PAPER I ONCE LOVED. >>THANK YOU. >>MR. PRESIDENT, I’M WITH TRUE NEWS AND TODAY YOU MET WITH YAHOO FROM ISRAEL — YOU MET WITH BENJAMIN NETANYAHU FROM ISRAEL. CAN YOU GIVE US A PREVIEW OF WHAT THIS GREAT DEAL, THE PIECE — >>IN LOVE TO MAKE A DEAL WITH ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS. IT IS A TOUGH DEAL AND I THINK HEALTHCARE IS PROBABLY TOUGHER IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. IT IS TOUGH AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT, TOO. THAT’S GOING TO GET TAKEN CARE OF. ALL MY LIFE I’VE HEARD THE DEAL BETWEEN, AS YOU KNOW, ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS. EVERY POSSIBLE THING IS TOUGH ABOUT THAT. I THINK WE WILL MAKE A DEAL. SO, AT ONE OF OUR MANY MEETINGS TODAY I WAS WITH BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. HE’S BEEN EXTREMELY NICE TO ME AND VERY HAPPY I DID THE WHOLE THING WITH JERUSALEM AND THE EMBASSY. BY THE WAY, WE’VE GOT IT OPEN IN FOUR MONTHS FOR LESS THAN $500,000. THE BUDGET WAS OVER $1 BILLION, RIGHT? AND IT’S OPEN AND BEAUTIFUL, BY THE WAY. AND I WILL TELL YOU, SOMEONE SAID IT WAS THE FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN A LONG TIME AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I DID FIVE TODAY. EVERY TIME I SAID I TAKE QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE SCREAMING LIKE MANIACS IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, MEANING REPORTERS AND ONE OF THEM, AND I WON’T SAY WAS JOHN ROBERTS, BUT ONE OF THEM — IT WAS, BUT THAT’S OKAY. DON’T FEEL GUILTY, JOHN. ONE OF THE REPORTERS THAT WAS SCREAMING ASKED ABOUT THE ONE STATE-2 STATE AND I SAID, I THINK THE TWO STATE WILL HAPPEN. IN ONE WAY IT’S MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE IT’S A REAL ESTATE DEAL AND YOU NEED BOUNDARIES AND CARVEOUTS AND OTHER THINGS. IT’S A TOUGHER DEAL BUT WORKS BETTER BECAUSE YOU HAVE PEOPLE GOVERNING THEMSELVES. THEY ASKED ME AND I SAID, I THINK THE TWO STATE WILL HAPPEN. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO GO DOWN THE TWO STATE ROAD AND I’M GLAD I GOT IT OUT. JARED, SO INVOLVED, HE LOVES ISRAEL BUT HE’S ALSO GOING TO BE FAIR WITH THE PALESTINIANS. HE UNDERSTANDS IT TAKES TWO GROUPS TO BE HAPPY. EVERYBODY HAS TO BE HAPPY AND THAT IS WHY IT’S SO TOUGH. THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH HATRED AND ANGER FOR SO MANY YEARS AND THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE INGREDIENT. IF THEY ASKED ME, I THINK WILL BE A TWO STATE. BY SAYING THAT, I PUT IT OUT THERE AND IF YOU ASK MOST IN ISRAEL, THEY AGREE WITH THAT BUT NOBODY WANTED TO SAY IT. IT’S A BIG THING, A VERY BIG THING TO PUT IT OUT. THE BOTTOM LINE, IF THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS WANT ONE STATE, THAT’S OKAY WITH ME. IF THEY WANT TWO STATES, THAT’S OKAY WITH ME. I’M HAPPY IF THEY ARE HAPPY. I’M A FACILITATOR. I WANT A DEAL DONE SO PEOPLE DON’T GET KILLED ANYMORE. WE HAD A GREAT CONFERENCE IN HISTORY AND MANY WERE THERE, PROBABLY ALL OF YOU WERE THERE, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TWO DAYS. THAT AND CHINA, TWO OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE EVENTS I’VE SEEN. I’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT AND WE HAD 58 MUSLIM COUNTRIES, THE LEADERS, THE KINGS AND THE ABSOLUTE LEADERS. THERE WAS NOBODY IN SECOND PLACE. THEY WERE THE LEADERS OF THE WHOLE THING. UNBEKNOWNST TO ANYBODY ELSE, PEOPLE WOULD COME UP AND IT WASN’T A SET UP. THEY COME UP AND THEY’D SAY, SO, YOU CAN’T HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITHOUT PIECE BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS AND I SAID, WHY DOES THAT MATTER SO MUCH? THEY SAID, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST UNLESS YOU HAVE IT BETWEEN THE ISRAELIS. I HEARD THAT FROM THE KING OF SAUDI ARABIA, A GREAT GUY, KING SOLOMON. SOMEBODY ELSE CAME UP AND HE WASN’T TOLD TO GO SAY THIS. I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM AND I MUST’VE HAD 12 LEADERS SAY IT AND THEY JUST SAID IT AND I STARTED TO REALIZE THAT PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING AND WE ARE TRYING VERY HARD TO GET IT. PROBABLY TWO STATE IS MORE LIKELY BUT IF THEY DO A SINGLE OR A DOUBLE, I’M OKAY IF THEY ARE BOTH HAPPY. IF THEY ARE BOTH HAPPY, I’M OKAY WITH EITHER. I THINK THE TWO STATE IS MORE LIKELY. >>NEW YORK TIMES? >>OKAY. >>THANK YOU, SIR. >>I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A BAD STORY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, BUT I WILL ANYWAY. I GUESS IT DOESN’T MATTER. THEN, WE WILL CALL IT QUITS. >>WE ARE THRIVING, NOT FAILING. >>YOU ARE DOING VERY WELL. SAY THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP. >>I WILL STOP SHORT OF THAT. >>ALL MY LIFE I’VE HAD VERY STEW — VERY FEW STORIES BUT SOME ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES AND NOW I AVERAGE THREE OR FOUR A DAY. THEY ARE ALL NEGATIVE, NO MATTER WHAT I DO THEY ARE NEGATIVE. YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT’S OKAY. I STILL OF THE PAPER. GO AHEAD. >>I WANT TO COME BACK TO CHINA. WHAT YOU ANNOUNCED TODAY IS REALLY IMPORTANT. YOU TALK ABOUT THIS FRIENDSHIP YOU HAVE WITH XI JINPING AND YET, ESSENTIALLY, WHAT YOU DID TODAY IS ACCUSED HIS GOVERNMENT OF INTERFERING IN OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS, AVERTING THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND DOING IT TO HURT YOU, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY –>>DOING IT TO HELP THEM. >>HOW CAN A GUY WHO DOES THAT BE YOUR FRIEND? >>I THINK THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WILL BE HONEST WITH YOU. I THINK WE HAD A VERY GOOD FRIENDSHIP. WE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP AND WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. THEY ARE DOING STUDIES ON DONALD TRUMP TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO THEM BEFORE. THINK OF IT. YOU’VE COVERED IT VERY WELL. YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THIS HAPPEN. THEY ARE HAVING BIG PROBLEMS AND I DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE PROBLEMS. THEY HAVE TO MAKE A FAIR DEAL JUST LIKE CANADA HAS TO MAKE A FAIR DEAL. I BELIEVE THAT HE AND I HAVE A VERY GOOD CHEMISTRY TOGETHER. I CAN TELL YOU THAT ABOUT MANY LEADERS AND I CAN ALSO TELL YOU THAT I DON’T FEEL I WOULD HAVE A CHEMISTRY WITH SOME AND FOR THOSE PEOPLE I HAVE MIKE POMPEO AND NIKKI AND BOLTON AND IF THEY CAN’T DO IT I WILL HAVE SARAH HUCKABEE DO IT. FOR THE MOST PART, VERY GOOD WITH PRIME MINISTER ABE AND PRESIDENT MOON, AND I KNOW YOU WON’T REPORT IT, BUT BRET BAIER INTERVIEWED HIM LAST NIGHT. I CAN’T SAY IT BECAUSE YOU WOULD SAY I’M TOO BRAGGADOCIOUS BUT WHAT HE SAID ABOUT ME LAST NIGHT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE THING. IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND NEVER WOULD HAPPEN WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND NOBODY ELSE — TAKE A LOOK. I WILL TELL YOU THAT CHINA IS VERY SPECIAL, VERY SPECIAL. THEY ARE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, AND INCREDIBLE COUNTRY AND WHAT THEY’VE DONE IS UNBELIEVABLE. IT ALL STARTED WITH A DEFECTIVE DEAL. WITHOUT THE WTO, CHINA IS NOT CHINA AS WE KNOW IT TODAY AND IT STARTED ALSO WITH OUR PEOPLE THAT ARE STANDING RIGHT IN THIS POSITION IN THE OVERALL OFFICE, ALLOWING THEM TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. WE STILL HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP. IN HONOR OF YOU, I WILL MAKE A CALL AND SAY, HOW ARE YOU DOING? I DON’T MIND PAYING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A MONTH. >>THE LEVEL OF INTERFERENCE YOU SEE TODAY FROM THE CHINESE TO WHAT RUSSIA DID IN 2016, CAN YOU COMPARE THERE? >>I THINK IT’S DIFFERENT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE DES MOINES REGISTER, THEY HAVE ADS THAT ARE MADE TO LOOK LIKE EDITORIALS, SAYING YOU HAVE TO STOP TRUMP, YOU’VE GOT TO VOTE AGAINST HIM. THESE ARE PATRIOTS. ON A NETWORK THAT DOESN’T LIKE ME VERY MUCH, WHICH IS MOST OF THEM, A NETWORK THAT DOESN’T REALLY TREAT ME VERY GOOD, THE INTERVIEWED FARMERS. THEY GOT HURT BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN CHINA STOPPED BUYING. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’VE NOTICED BUT THEY ARE BUYING AGAIN AND THINGS ARE GOING OUT. THERE’S VERY LITTLE HURT FROM WHAT I’VE DONE. IN FACT, THE MARKETS HAVE GONE UP AND FARMERS WILL DO GREAT, ULTIMATELY. THEY HAD FARMERS IN THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING. I LOVED THEM AND THEY VOTED FOR ME. THEY SAID, WE DON’T CARE IF WE GET HURT. HE’S DOING THE RIGHT THING. YOU KNOW, IT’S A COMPLEX GAME. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS OR HOW TO DEFINE TARIFF AND THEY DON’T KNOW IF IT’S DIFFERENT THAN TAXES, BUT IT’S GETTING CLOSE AND THEY KNOW THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY, MANY YEARS, THEY HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S FIGHTING FOR THEM. THAT ISN’T LETTING THEIR JOBS BE TAKEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND THAT’S NOT ALLOWING THE KIND OF ABUSE — WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED AS AN EXAMPLE WITH NAFTA — AND IT WAS NEVER CHANGED FOUR YEARS. NAFTA WAS DEFECTIVE THE DAY IT WAS SIGNED BECAUSE THEY HAD A TAX OF 17% AND NOBODY FROM THIS COUNTRY KNEW THAT AND BY THE TIME THEY FOUND OUT A WEAK LATER, NOBODY WENT TO CHANGE IT. HE WENT MANY YEARS AND THEY NEVER CHANGED IT. THERE WAS A VAT TAX THAT MEXICO GOT. WE WERE 17 POINTS OR 16 POINTS BEHIND BEFORE WE EVER STARTED. NAFTA WAS A HORRIBLE THING. THE FARMERS AND THE STEELWORKERS — I STOPPED THE DUMPING. THE DUMPING WAS HORRIBLE AND NOW IF THEY WANT TO DUMP, THAT’S OKAY BUT THEY HAVE TO PAY THE U.S. 25% ON EVERYTHING THEY DUMPED. THAT’S OKAY. AS I STROLLED YOU, — AS I TOLD YOU, STEEL IS DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL. NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER FOUGHT FOR US BEFORE AND YOU HAVE TO STUDY WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE 15 YEARS. FARMERS HAVE BEEN DECIMATED OVER A 15-YEAR PERIOD. THEY’VE BEEN DECIMATED AND FARMERS WILL COME OUT GREAT. THESE ARE GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT PATRIOTS AND I THINK WE SHOULD FINISH WITH THAT ONE. IS THAT OKAY? GO AHEAD. LET’S GO. FAST. I ALWAYS LIKE TO FINISH WITH A GOOD ONE. ELTON JOHN SAID, WHEN YOU HIT THAT LAST TUNE AND IT’S GOOD, DON’T GO BACK. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN? THEY DO GREAT. THEY HIT THE LAST ONE AND EVERYONE GOES CRAZY AND THEN THEY GO BACK FOR THE ENCORE, RIGHT? AND THEY DON’T HIT IT AND THEY LEAVE AND EVERYONE LEAVES AND THEY SAY, THAT WASN’T A VERY GOOD CONCERT, WAS IT? LET’S GO. DON’T MAKE ME WRONG. >>AHEAD OF THE HEARING TOMORROW, YOU WERE ASKED EARLIER ABOUT THE MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE SENDING TO THE WOMEN OF THE COUNTRY. WHAT ABOUT THE MESSAGE THAT YOU MAY BE SENDING TWO YOUNG MEN? YOU ARE A FATHER. WHAT DOES THIS MOMENT WE ARE IN, THE CULTURAL MOMENT — >>IT’S A VERY BIG CULTURAL MOMENT. >>RIGHT. WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU GOING TO SEND? >>I THINK IT’S A GREAT QUESTION. IT’S A VERY BIG MOMENT FOR OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A MAN WHOSE VERY OUTSTANDING BUT HE HAS VERY STRONG CHARGES AGAINST HIM. PROBABLY CHARGES THAT NOBODY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVE. SO, I COULD HAVE YOU CHOSEN FOR A POSITION OR I COULD HAVE YOU OR YOU COULD — ANYBODY — AND SOMEBODY COULD SAY — AND IS HAPPENED TO ME MANY TIMES. FALSE STATEMENTS ARE MADE. HONESTLY, NOBODY KNOWS WHO TO BELIEVE. I COULD PICK ANOTHER SUPREME COURT JUDGE, JUSTICE, I COULD PICK ANOTHER ONE AND ANOTHER ONE AND THIS COULD GO ON FOREVER. SOMEBODY COULD COME AND SAY 30 YEARS AGO, 25 YEARS AGO, 10 YEARS AGO, FIVE YEARS AGO, HE DID A HORRIBLE THING TO ME. HE DID THIS OR THAT. HONESTLY, IT’S A VERY DANGEROUS PERIOD IN OUR COUNTRY. IT’S BEING PERPETRATED BY SOME VERY EVIL PEOPLE. SOME OF THEM ARE DEMOCRATS, I MUST SAY. BECAUSE, SOME OF THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS JUST A GAME THAT THEY ARE PLAYING. IT’S A CON GAME AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. THIS CAN GO ON FOREVER. I COULD PICK FIVE OTHER PEOPLE. AT A CERTAIN POINT PEOPLE WILL SAY NO THANKFUL. THIS IS THE MOST COVETED JOB, PROBABLY, IN THE WORLD. YOU KNOW WHAT? I WOULD HONESTLY SAY — I INTERVIEWED GREAT PEOPLE FOR THIS JOB — HE’S GREAT. I INTERVIEWED OTHER GREAT PEOPLE FOR THIS JOB. I COULD CONCEIVABLY IMAGINE GOING TO ONE OF THEM AND SAYING, IT’S TOO BAD WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS WONDERFUL MAN. BUT, I’M GOING TO CHOOSE YOU, NUMBER TWO. I WANT YOU TO GO. I COULD CONCEIVABLY BE TURNED DOWN BY SOMEBODY THAT DESPERATELY WANTED THIS JOB TWO MONTHS AGO. SO, THIS IS BEYOND SUPREME COURT. THERE’S NOTHING BEYOND SUPREME COURT. THIS IS BEYOND SUPREME COURT. THIS IS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH OUR COUNTRY. WHEN YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT, IT’S JUST NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THAT WAY. ALWAYS, I HEARD, YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. I’VE HEARD IT FOR SO LONG AND IT’S A SUCH A PHRASE. IN THIS CASE, YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. I THINK THAT IS A VERY, VERY DANGEROUS STANDARD FOR OUR COUNTRY. WITH THAT BEING SAID, I LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY. I ALSO LOOK VERY FORWARD TO WHAT JUDGE KAVANAUGH HAS TO SAY. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT DAY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL. WE WILL DO IT AGAIN. >>YOUR MESSAGE TO YOUNG MEN? NOTHING TO SAY, SIR? >>PLEASE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, REMAIN SEATED AS OUR DELEGATION DEPARTS. >>>I MET ELAINE CANO AND YOU’VE BEEN LISTENING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAK IN NEW YORK FOLLOWING HIS THIRD DAY AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. HE OPENED TALKING ABOUT TRADE IN THE ECONOMY BUT THE QUESTIONS QUICKLY TURNED TO SUPREME COURT NOMINEE JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH. ON WEDNESDAY THE THIRD ACCUSER, JULIE SWETNICK, CAME FORWARD TO SAY THAT KAVANAUGH WAS PRESENT DURING A GANG RAPE AT A PARTY SHE ATTENDED IN HIGH SCHOOL. KAVANAUGH DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS CALLING THE SITUATION, QUOTE, A BIG FAT CON JOB BY DEMOCRATS. LET’S BRING IN OUR PANEL RIGHT NOW. MOLLY HOOPER IS A CBSN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR AND REPORTER FOR THE HAROLD AND ED O’KEEFE — ED O’KEEFE IS A CORRESPONDENT AND HERE IN NEW YORK, ERROL BARNETT, CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS AND JULIE RENDLEMAN. WE HAVE WEIJIA JIANG THAT WAS THERE AND WE WILL TRY TO JOIN HER IN A MOMENT. WE HEARD HER AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE. A LOT TO GET THROUGH A LOT TO GET THROUGH WITH WHAT WE JUST HEARD. LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT, CAITLIN, HIS SUPREME COURT NOMINEE WILL GET ENOUGH VOTES TO BE CONFIRMED EVEN FROM SOME DEMOCRATS. TWO PEOPLE ON CAPITOL HILL THINK THAT? >>PEOPLE ON CAPITOL HILL ARE WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW AND WHAT FORD SAYS UNDER OATH IN HER TESTIMONY. AND, WHAT KAVANAUGH SAYS. YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER A COUPLE OF THINGS WITH THE BACKDROP TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE. IT RAN ABOUT ONE HOUR 20 MINUTES LONG. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN WATCHING NEWS COVERAGE FOR THE PAST WEEK, ALL FOCUSED ON KAVANAUGH AND THESE ACCUSATIONS. I THINK THE QUESTION WEIJIA JIANG BROUGHT UP WAS REALLY SIGNIFICANT TO GET THE PRESIDENTS WORLDVIEW ON THIS. THE PRESIDENT, HIMSELF, HAS MANY ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST HIM AND WHETHER THAT INFORMS HIS OWN VIEW ABOUT KAVANAUGH. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT, IN FACT, IT DOES. THIS IS THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY DIGGING IN TERMS OF DEFENDING BRETT KAVANAUGH, BUT REALLY VENTING A BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WHAT HE THINKS IS AN UNFAIR PROCESS. HE SEEMED TO BE IN A LIGHT MOOD AFTER HE KIND OF GOT THAT OUT THERE, CONTINUING TO TAKE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PRESS AND ENGAGING ON A VARIETY OF FRONTS AND FLOODING THE ZONE WITH INFORMATION. PERHAPS TO PROVIDE MORE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT, BUT, REALLY, HIS DEFENSE OF KAVANAUGH SEEMS PRETTY STRONG AT THIS POINT. HE ALSO SAID, WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW. >>LET’S GO TO MOLLY ON CAPITOL HILL. DID YOU GET ANY KIND OF REACTION REAL TIME AS THE NEWS CONFERENCE WAS HAPPENING? IF SO, WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING? I WOULD ASK YOU THE SAME THING. OF A CONFIDENT KAVANAUGH CAN GET CONFIRMED? >>Reporter: I WILL CHANNEL MY INNER JEFF FLAKE, WHO ACTUALLY SPOKE TO BRIEFLY EARLIER TODAY. HE WAS IN A HURRY. THE PRESIDENT REITERATED THINGS HE SAID BEFORE BUT THIS MORNING HE WAS INTERESTING WHEN HE SAID I THINK THE REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL HAVE BEEN TOO NICE. THEY SHOULD HAVE VOTED ON THIS SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. IF IT WAS ME I WOULD’VE DONE IT QUICKER. THEY’VE BEEN TOO AN ICE AND JEFF FLAKE SAID, HE GOES, WELL, THIS IS THE SENATE AND WE ARE NOT THE WHITE HOUSE. YOU KNOW, MAKING THE POINT THAT IT IS MORE COLLEGIAL AND CORDIAL AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT GRASSLEY WAS HEARING DURING THE ONE-DAY LUNCH. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE POINT THAT REPUBLICANS HAD GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TRYING TO GET THESE WITNESSES AND ACCUSERS AND ALLEGATIONS — THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE ALLEGATIONS — TO TESTIFY AND THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SENATE JUDICIARY COULD HEAR FROM THE MOST RECENT WOMAN WHO CAME OUT WITH ALLEGATIONS. BUT, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN. UP ON CAPITOL HILL, THEY SORT OF FEEL LIKE REPUBLICANS ARE FEELING LIKE THE MORE THAT COMES OUT, THERE IS A QUESTION FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM ONE OR TWO REPUBLICANS THAT THIS MAY BE COORDINATED BETWEEN DEMOCRATS BECAUSE THEY POINT TO SENATOR FEINSTEIN HAVING HELD ONTO THAT INFORMATION FOR SO LONG BEFORE SHE SENT IT TO THE FBI TO MAKE IT MORE PUBLIC AND TO GET THE INVESTIGATION. >>JULIE, WE HAVE CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S PREPARED TESTIMONY AHEAD OF THE HEARING ON THURSDAY AND I WANT TO READ SOME OF THAT. PEOPLE MAY NOT OF HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT. THIS IS ON THE THIRD PAGE. THERE WAS MUSIC ALREADY PLAYING IN THE BEDROOM. IT WAS TURNED UP LOUD OR BY EITHER BRETT OR MARK WHEN WE WERE IN THE ROOM. I WAS PUSHED ONTO THE BED AND BRETT GOT ON TOP OF ME AND BEGAN RUNNING HIS HANDS OVER MY BODY AND GRINDING HIS HIPS INTO ME. I YELLED, HOPING SOMEONE DOWN STAIRS MIGHT HEAR ME. I TRIED TO GET AWAY BUT HIS WEIGHT WAS HEAVY. HE GRABBED ME AND TRY TO TAKE OFF MY CLOTHING. HE HAD A HARD TIME BECAUSE HE WAS DRUNK. I WORE A ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT UNDER MY CLOTHING. I WAS BELIEVING HE WAS TRYING TO RAPE ME. HE PUT HIS HAND OVER MY MOUTH TO STOP ME FROM SCREAMING AND THIS TERRIFIED ME THE MOST AND HAD THE MOST LASTING IMPACT ON MY LIFE. IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO BREATHE AND I THOUGHT THAT BRETT WAS ACCIDENTALLY GOING TO KILL ME. BOTH BRETT AND MARK WERE DRUNKENLY LAUGHING DURING THE ATTACK AND THEY BOTH SEEMED TO BE HAVING A GOOD TIME. MARCH WAS — MARK WAS URGING BRETT ON ALTHOUGH HE TOLD HIM TO STOP AT TIMES. I MADE EYE CONTACT WITH MARK AND THOUGHT HE MIGHT TRY TO HELP ME BUT HE DID NOT. TO REMIND PEOPLE, THOSE ARE THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A WOMAN WHO SAID THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO HER AT THE AGE OF 15. IT WAS AT THE TIME BRETT KAVANAUGH WAS 17 YEARS OLD. IS A PROSECUTOR WHO IS PROSECUTED SEX CRIMES, WOULD IT BE UNUSUAL FOR SOMEONE OF THAT AGE TO NOT NECESSARILY REPORT TO AUTHORITIES IN A TIMELY WAY? >>ABSOLUTELY NOT. WE SEE THAT TODAY AND WE SEE IT NOW MORE BECAUSE OF THE #METOO MOVEMENT WITH HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND WITH BILL COSBY AND WE SEE IT WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WHICH YOUNG MEN CAME FORWARD YEARS LATER, EITHER TOO SCARED TO COME FORWARD OR THEY DIDN’T TELL CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS. IT’S NOT UNUSUAL AT ALL AND THIS COMPLAINANT OR THIS VICTIM, HAS TO BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER VICTIM, WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL CAME FORWARD OR THEY CAME FORWARD OR THE EVENT HAPPENED 30 YEARS AGO, ARE THEY CREDIBLE AND ABLE TO BE COLLABORATED? — ABLE TO BE CORROBORATED? IT’S MORE DIFFICULT TO TESTIFY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED 35 YEARS AGO. THAT IS WHY SOMEONE AT MY VANTAGE POINT AND MOST OF US THINK, WHY IS THERE NOT MORE THAN INVESTIGATION TO SEE IF THERE ARE OTHER WITNESSES THAT CAN CORROBORATE AND SUPPORT WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY, OR SAY THAT SHE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH. HOW DOES THAT HURT THE PROCESS TO HAVE PEOPLE KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH? >>JULIE, WE’VE SEEN A LETTER FROM CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S LAWYERS THAT DETAILS THE POLYGRAPH REPORT THAT WE ARE SHOWING. THE IMAGES ARE FROM WHEN THE POLYGRAPH WAS TAKEN. IT’S NOT A TRIAL ON THURSDAY. HOW SIGNIFICANT OR RELIABLE WITH THE LIE DETECTOR TEST BE IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS? >>WE DON’T ALLOW THEM IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BECAUSE THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF CERTAINTY THAT THEY WORK. IT’S USED AS AN INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUE WHEN IT COMES TO THEM TRYING TO GET A WITNESS TO BE MORE FORTHCOMING. THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WILLING TO TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST BECAUSE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE IT, IT INDICATES YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. IT MAY WAY ON INDIVIDUALS THAT SHE WAS WILLING TO HAVE THIS TEST TAKEN. >>THE PRESIDENT COMMENTED ON WHETHER HE COULD CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT JUDGE KAVANAUGH. LET’S LISTEN. >>I DON’T THINK PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO COME FORWARD. THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH A MAJOR CHANCE TO SPEAK. EXCUSE ME. THEY HAVE A MAJOR CHANCE TO SPEAK.

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100 thoughts on “Watch Donald Trump’s full press conference in New York”

  • The sad thing is, the poor demented man believes what he is saying is true, coherent and important. He makes very little sense. Time to retire.

  • Donald J. Trump,……the Best President the US ever witnessed……..!
    LOL,…..socialits/ democrates left with "arguments" like:……more smearing, bashing, lying, fantasizing and craping.
    People see it…………and understand this tremendous foul play by Democrates……

  • His brain is so large that it presses against the inside of his skull, compromising circulation. Someone in China figured that out.

  • Little Birdy got the worm says:

    He is totally wrapped up in himself. It was all about him, not America…that is what is fake. He has such a childish, yet condescending way of speaking. It sounds like he is talking to kids in kindergarten. The way he talks over everyone. Can you just imagine him at a dinner party. Boring!

  • So, America is bankrupt with the world(trade partners), America's debtors rising up to lay claim? How does a Chapter UN bankruptcy filing work? Will it be on C-Span?

  • Donald Trump has done so so many amazing and incredible things for the people of the world, he is helping so so much, and such a smart person. Hes so so honest!!! i love him so much!!!! best president ever!!!!

  • Randall P. McMurphy says:

    Tens of thousands of Kurds did not die!! However, thousands of Canadians did fighting right along side of us in two world wars. This guy is the King of Obtuse!

  • "Lord I was born a ramblin' man. Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can. And when it's time for leavin', I hope you'll understand, That I was born a ramblin' man".

  • This guy truly makes me cringe with almost every word that comes out of his mouth. I truly just want to slap him and tell him to shut up. However, I will take his actions and results from these first couple of years and honestly say I am glad of my pick and certainly can say he is MUCH better than the alternative that was given. I honestly believe if he would stop with all the extra talk and name calling, I truly think he would absolutely crush ANY potential candidate next time out. He is the first political person in the past 20-30 years who can actually cite policies and actual accomplishments instead of making it all identity politics. If he loses next time around it will certainly be because of the words he uses. NOT due to his policies or the identity of the pieces of garbage that the Dems will force down our throats.

  • I once thought Trump was the right person for the presidency. I never voted for Trump, but I did not vote for Hillary either. Now that Trump has been in office for some time now, I have listened to many of his speeches, especially the 2018 UN speech. I now have serious doubts about the man's mental stability and over all fitness to be the leader of the greatest nation in the world. He is more of a "comedic Buffoon" and a "court Jester". For a man who claims to have attended the most prestigious schools, I just can't believe how uneducated he sounds when he talks to the dignitaries of the world and just the US public in general. I seriously don't think he will be reelected—and I don't think he should…

  • AlphaNamjoon_GoddessLalisa says:

    Hitler Quotes
    "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."
    "All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach." – Hitler
    For some reason, I thought of these while watching this video.

  • I dont know them / and in the same sentence /says he known them along time /
    My list of friends will be getting shorter / if any of them are ok with this dude shenanigans

  • So if Ted Bundy was someone he nominated, he would defend him too and try and just ram him through. Ted was top of his law school class as well and was a very up and coming young star in the Republican party!

  • ich wünschte mir diesen Präsidenten für Deutschland , diesen hat Gott geschickt und gibt den normalen Menschen Hoffnung und Zuversicht. ..Ehrlich und hält zu seinen Wahlversprechen 💖👍✌

  • Trump is correct, the DEMS are creating havoc and laughing at the chaos we the people are experiencing. They cause the distention and as for the women as a woman I cringe in embarrassment

  • You guys STILL don't get it!!!
    Trump happened because the majority of Americans are sick and tired of the Democrats…
    After JFK was shot, the Communist party staged a coup in the Democrat party…
    It is NOT the same Democrat party our fathers knew, theirs was a more gentle and civil party than they are now…
    Now the Democrat party is the party of MOBS! Don't believe me?
    Look up Demophobia… I DARE YOU! You will be shocked as to why this phobia has that name!!!
    This is why the RED wave is going to be epic…
    You guys killed the blue wave… Good going morons… But I appreciate it… Snicker…

  • The people voted for this Presidency through the Electoral College that the country has been using since it's year dot. I see people don't like the Electoral College when the outcome is not the one they wanted. It will elect him again in 2020 so stock up on tissues and dry your eyes.

  • White supremacy or white supremacism is the racist belief that white people are superior to people of other races and therefore should be dominant over them. White supremacy has roots in scientific racism, and it often relies on pseudoscientific arguments. Go blue is go White.

  • President Trump is that..Our President and I think it is treason to accuse our president of the vial acts he is being accused of. I love President Trump. I have an idea, how about we divide the US, the west coast for the democrats and the east coast for the Republicans. Allow the most minimum time to pass before "Open Boarders" fill the state with illegals I am sure they would look back to the old days when President Trump advocated tighter/secure borders to be right and the correct thing to do.

  • Wow……….trump has lots and lots of tremendous people that respect him…..in his own mind…..I feel sorry for that one and only brain cell that he has

  • Donald Trump claims to have a "very large brain". So has an elephant, but one has never become president of the United States. This man is an ill-educated, obnoxious, lying, malignant narcissist and has only a schoolboy's grasp of the English language.
    But it was evident during his campaign speeches that his brain was ill equipped for election for the POTUS . ("I'll put Hillary in jail", "I'll build a beautiful wall and have the Mexicans pay for it"; "I'll make America great again!"). His slogans were absurd and unachievable but people still voted for him (but Hillary Clinton was also an undesirable choice!).
    I am British, and considering the high standard of political debate in the UK, it is highly embarrassing to listen to Donald Trump's disjointed and absurd ramblings. He is making Americans a laughing stock in Europe and, tragically, the Europeans are beginning to turn their backs on the USA because they feel that Americans can no longer be trusted on trade and defence. Trump has tarnished the reputation of the USA and it will take many years for this to be restored.

  • This unAmerican loves to stand in front of a lot of American flags. The Hamberder Man should be standing in front of Russian flags.

  • Quarnesha Thomas says:

    I agree donald Trump is dumb he doesn't make any sense when he is saying that he is going to make the world a better place but he's not he is making it worse someone else take over him as president and someone that knows what they are saying and doing and someone who is going to make it happen when they say they gonna make it happen in stead of making excuses about it

  • 6 compliments can adversely affect your child

    "You're smart!"

    The purpose of complimenting children is to encourage children's attitudes to become more positive. But praising a talented child only makes them realize that intelligence is a fixed or innate thing of a person, but in fact it is not so.

    Instead of complimenting your smart child, you should praise the effort and hard work when you study. Success does not simply come from the intelligence but success comes from hard work. Therefore, teaching children about the value of hard work will be extremely helpful to them later.
    "My parents are very proud of my grades!"

    Seeing a high score is something every parent is proud of. However, you should give your compliments about your child's progress instead of praising the final result.

    Teach children to focus on maturity instead of just focusing their attention on results, which will make them happier and more successful.

    Life – 6 compliments can adversely affect your child
    Praising your child is encouraging, but we don't always praise people
    "You look so beautiful!"

    This compliment is often found in parents who have daughters. Praising girls for their beauty will make your child feel an important part. Actually, this is not recommended.

    Instead, you should focus on praising your children for good habits, good actions when they study, work hard … And let them know that your daughter's value is not based on appearance.
    "You did great!"

    Many parents have said this to their children to encourage their interest and excitement. But in reality this only makes children depend on your comfort, follow your requirements to receive praise.

    No matter how much you love your child, you should always praise me for any small things you do.
    "You are number 1!"

    Tell them that they are the best at some things that can give them unrealistic expectations about their abilities, and can put them under pressure to succeed.

    If your child feels dissatisfied, it will make them feel terrible since they find it too high expectations for themselves.

    Praise the achievements you have made rather than comparing your children with others, or turning your life into a competition, kids will become better when they grow up.

    Hà Trang (According to sg.theAsianparent.com)

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