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>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ABOUT TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY. BE QUESTIONED ABOUT THE HIS CONTROVERSIAL CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. THERE HE IS TAKING THE PODIUM. LET’S LISTEN IN. >>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. WE HAVE HAD A TREMENDOUS THREE DAYS IN NEW YORK AT THE UNITED NATIONS. I WANT TO THANK THE SECRETARY GENERAL. IT HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE WHAT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE. HE HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC HOST TO A LOT OF COUNTRIES. THE MEETINGS I HAD WERE STAGGERING. I THINK WE SET A NEW RECORD. YOU’LL HAVE TO CHECK THAT OUT. WE MET VERY EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME, EITHER TWO ON TWO, ONE-ON- ONE OR JUST ABOUT AT THAT LEVEL WITH PAKISTAN, POLAND, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, EGYPT, SOUTH KOREA, UNITED KINGDOM, INDIA, IRAQ, ARGENTINA, GERMANY, BRAZIL, FRANCE, JAPAN, UKRAINE, HONDURAS, EL SALVADOR, KUWAIT, CATARRH, CHILE, COLUMBIA, ECUADOR AND PERU. OTHER THAN THAT WE WERE NOT BUSY OVER THE PAST THREE DAYS. THE PRESS DOESN’T EVEN COVER IT. WE MADE FANTASTIC DEALS WITH JAPAN. FOR FARMERS, WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS TRADE DEAL WITH JAPAN. THAT DOESN’T GET COVERED BECAUSE YOU WASTE YOUR TIME ON NONSENSE. THE PMI MANUFACTURERS ANNEX HAS GONE SUBSTANTIALLY UP WHICH WAS INCREDIBLE. LARRY CUDLER JUST GAVE ME THESE NUMBER. EXISTING HOME SALES ARE THROUGH THE ROOF. OIL PRICES HAVE GONE DOWN SINCE THE SAUDI ARABIA INCIDENT. THEY HAVE GONE DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY. WE HAVE PLENTY OF OIL. THOSE NUMBERS WERE SURPRISING TO YOU AND THE EXTEND TENT OF THE INCREASE, IS THAT A CORRECT STATEMENT? THANK YOU. I THINK WE’LL MAKE THIS LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT TO YOU BECAUSE, THE SO-CALLED WHISTLEBLOWER, THE ONE THAT DIDN’T HAVE ANY FIRST-CLASS OR FIRST-RATE OR SECOND-TIER INFORMATION, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND. YOU’LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT FOR YOURSELF. I SPOKEN WITH LEADERS KEVIN McCARTHY AND THE REPUBLICANS, MANY OF THEM. WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS ANYWAY. I HAVE INFORMED THEM, ALL OF THE HOUSE MEMBERS THAT I FULLY SUPPORT TRANSPARENCY ON THE SO- CALLED WHISTLEBLOWER INFORMATION. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SUPPOSEDLY SECOND-HAND INFORMATION, WHICH IS INTERESTING. OTHER THINGS HAVE COME OUT ABOUT THE WHISTLEBLOWER THAT ARE ALSO MORE INTERESTING. I ALSO INSIST ON TRANSPARENCY FROM JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON, HUNTER, ON THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TAKEN OUT OF UKRAINE AND CHINA. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TAKEN OUT VERY RAPIDLY WHILE HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT. I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TRANSPARENCY FOR THAT. I HAVE INFORMED THE LEADER ABOUT THAT. ADDITIONALLY, I DEMAND TRANSPARENCY FROM DEMOCRATS WHO WENT TO UKRAINE AND ATTEMPTED TO FORCE THE NEW PRESIDENT, WHO I MET A WHILE AGO. SOME OF YOU WERE THERE. I THINK BE OUTSTANDING. HE GOT ELECTED ON THE BASIS OF CORRUPTION. HE WANTS TO END CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE. I THINK THAT IS GREAT. BUT THEY WENT THERE AND THEY WANTED TO FORCE THE NEW PRESIDENT TO DO THINGS THAT THEY WANTED UNDER THE FORM OF POLITICAL THREAT. THEY THREATENED HIM IF HE DIDN’T DO THINGS. NOW, THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE ACCUSING ME OF, I DIDN’T THREATEN ANYBODY. I DIDN’T DO IT. IN FACT, THE PRESS WAS ASKING QUESTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. HE SAID NO PRESSURE. I USED THE WORD PRESSURE. I THINK HE USED THE WORD PUSH, BUT HE MEANT PRESSURE. IT IS THE SAME THING. NO PUSH. NO PRESSURE. NO NOTHING. IT IS A HOAX, FOLKS. IT IS ALL A BIG HOAX. THE SAD THING ABOUT THIS HOAX IS THAT WE WORKED TO HARD WITH ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES — I MEAN REALLY HARD. I HAVE BEEN UP FROM EARLY IN THE MORNING UNTIL LATE IN THE EVENING MEETING WITH DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ALL FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE PRESS DOESN’T COVER ALL OF THIS. IT IS DISAPPOINTING, ALSO, TO THOSE COUNTRIES THAT ARE WITH US AND SPEND SO MUCH TIME WITH US. WE WANT TRANSPARENCY. WE HAVE INFORMED KEVIN McCARTHY ABOUT TRANSPARENCY. WE SAID VOTE FOR IT. I THINK YOU’LL HAVE CLOSE TO 100% OF THE REPUBLICAN VOTES, I HOPE. IT GOT ALMOST NO ATTENTION, BUT IN MAY, CNN REPORTED SENATORS ROBERT MENDEZ, RICHARD DURBIN ROAD A LETTER TO UKRAINE’S PROSECUTOR GENERAL. THEY SAID IT WAS ON FOREIGN INVESTIGATIONS THAT WERE CRITICAL. IN THEIR LETTER THEY IMPLIED THAT THE U.S. SUPPORT ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE WAS AT STAKE. IF THEY DIDN’T DO THE RIGHT THING, THEY WOULD NOT GET ANY ASSISTANCE. DOESN’T THAT SOUND FAMILIAR? DOESN’T THAT SOUND FAMILIAR? CHRIS MURPHY, WHO I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH ON GUNS SAYING NO, WE WANT TO WORK IT OUT. THEY ARE TOO BUSY WASTING THEIR TIME ON THE WITCH HUNT. SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY, LITERALLY THREATENED THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. IF HE DOESN’T DO THINGS RIGHT, THEY WON’T HAVE DEMOCRAT SUPPORT IN CONGRESS. ONE OTHER THING, I’M JUST GOING OFF CERTAIN NOTES AND ELEMENTS OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING OVER THE LAST THREE DAYS. THIS JUST CAME UP A FEW MINUTES AGO, THE AMAZON “WASHINGTON POST” JUST PUT OUT A FAKE ARTICLE THAT ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JOSEPH MCGUIRE, WHO I HAVE GOT ON THE KNOW AND HE IS A TOUGH COOKIE — WAS GOING TO QUIT, BLAMING THE WHITE HOUSE FOR SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD NOT LET HIM TALK OPENLY, FREELY. I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE I KNOW JOE. HE IS TOUGH. TOUGH GUY. I WAS REALLY SURPRISED TO HEAR HE WAS GOING TO QUIT BEFORE I COULD TALK TO HIM OR TALK TO ANYBODY ELSE. HE PUT OUT A STATEMENT. I DIDN’T SPEAK TO JOE YET. HE SAID IN NO TIME HAVE I CONSIDERED RESIGNING MY POSITION. IN OTHER WORDS, THE STORY IN THE “WASHINGTON POST” WAS A FAKE. AT NO TIME HAVE I CONSIDERED RESIGNING MY POSITION SINCE ASSUMING THIS ROLE ON AUGUST 16, 2019. I HAVE NEVER QUIT ANYTHING IN MY LIFE. I AM NOT GOING TO START NOW. I AM COMMITTED TO LEADING THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO ADDRESS THE DIVERSE AND COMPLEX THREATS FACE OUR NATION. THAT IS FROM THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. A VERY GOOD MAN, JOSEPH MCGUIRE. WE ARE HAVING A GREAT PERIOD OF TIME. OUR COUNTRIES IS THE STRONGEST IT HAS BEEN ECONOMICALLY. OUR NUMBERS ARE PHENOMENAL. OUR ECONOMY IS THE STRONGEST IN THE WORLD. WE ARE THE LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. HAD MY OPPONENT WON, WE WOULD BE SECOND. CHINA WAS CATCHING US SO RAPIDLY, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN SECOND AT THIS TIME. UNLESS SOMEBODY DOES A POOR JOB AS PRESIDENT, WE’LL BE FIRST FOR A LONG WAY. WE PICKED UP TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN VALUE AND WORTH OF OUR COUNTRY. CHINA HAS LOST TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND MILLIONS OF JOBS AND THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN. THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. THIS YEAR AMERICA CAME TO THE UNITED NATIONS STRONGER THAN WE HAVE EVER BEEN BEFORE. SINCE MY ELECTION, THE UNITED STATES HAS, NOT ONLY BROUGHT OUR ECONOMY TO A LEVEL THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN, THE MOST JOBS THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY IT MANY TIMES, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ASIAN- AMERICAN, HISPANIC-AMERICAN, THE BEST UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WE HAVE EVER HAD. AND THE MOST AND BEST EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS. 160MILLION, VERY CLOSE TO THAT NUMBER, IN JOBS. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANYWHERE CLOSE. WAGES ARE UP. INEQUALITY IS DOWN. SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON’T LIKE WRITTING ABOUT BUT WAGES ARE UP. I USED TO SPEAK DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND I WOULD TALK ABOUT WAGES WHERE PEOPLE WERE MAKING LESS MONEY THREE YEARS AGO THAN THEY WERE MAKING 21 YEARS AGO, 22 YEARS AGO AND THEY WOULD HAVE TWO AND THREE JOBS. WHEN I SAY THREE YEARS AGO, I’M TALKING INTO THE AREA PRIOR TO THE ELECTION. THEY WERE DOING VERY BADLY. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS, WAGES ARE UP. EMPLOYMENT IS UP. UNEMPLOYMENT IS DOWN. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING TO WATCH. IN A WEEK OF ACTIVE AND AMBITIOUS DIPLOMACY AT THE UNITED NATIONS AMERICA RENEWED OUR FRIENDSHIPS. WE ADVANCED OUR VALUES GREATLY AND MADE CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL ALWAYS DEFEND OUR CITIZENS TO PROMOTE PROSPERITY. I MET WITH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON AT LENGTH WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM. CONTINUING OUR DISCUSSIONS ON A MAGNIFICENT NEW BILATERAL TRADE DEAL. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH RESPECT TO BREXIT. I SUSPECT WE’LL HAVE A FANTASTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH THE U.K. IT SHOULD BE BIGGER THAN IT HAS BEEN OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS. IT SHOULD BE A MUCH BIGGER DEAL. THAT’S IS TRUE WITH MANY COUNTRIES. WE’LL HAVE MUCH BIGGER TRADE DEALS WITH A LOT OF COUNTRIES THAT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME. THEY ALL WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED STATES, ESPECIALLY NOW. EARLIER TODAY, I STOOD ALONGSIDE PRIME MINISTER ABI OF JAPAN. A FRIEND OF MINE. A GREAT GENTLEMEN. HAD A GREAT REELECTION. WE SIGNED A TERRIFIC NEW TRADE DEAL WHICH TREMENDOUSLY HELP OURS FARMERS AND RANCHERS AND TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ARE REALLY BIG BENEFICIARIES. WE ALSO HELD PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADERS OF PAKISTAN, INDIA AND MANY OTHER NATIONS ON ACHIEVING STRONGER DIES OF FAIR AND RECIPROCAL TRADE WITH RESPECT TO PAKISTAN. WITH INDIA WE TALKED A KASHMIR. YOU LOOK AT THE TWO GENTLEMEN HEADING THOSE COUNTRIES, TWO GOOD FRIENDS OF OF MINE. I SAID FOLLOWS WORK IT. THEY ARE TWO NUCLEAR COUNTRIES. THEY HAVE TO WORK IT OUT. THIS WEEK WE MADE INCREDIBLE STRIDES OF NATIONAL SECURITY. WE SIGNED A JOINT DECLARATION ADVANCING DEFENSE COOPERATION. CRUCIALLY, POLAND AGREED TO PUT UP 100% OF THE MONEY. SOMETHING I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE EVER HEARD SAID BEFORE. THEY WILL BE HOSTING ADDITIONAL MILITARY PERSONNEL WE WILL BE TAKING FROM ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES. WE WON’T BE MOVING MORE OVER. WE ARE MOVING THEM AROUND. POLAND IS GOING TO REALLY DO A JOB. BUT WE’LL BE MOVING A FEW THOUSAND SOLDIERS AND POLAND WILL BE PAYING FOR IT. WITH PRIME MINISTER LEE OF SINGAPORE I SIGNED AN IMPORTANT AGREEMENT EXTENDING OUR DEFENSE COOPERATION. IT HASN’T BEEN CHANGED IN MANY YEARS. YESTERDAY, I MET WITH RESPECTIVE MEMBERS OF THE MIDDLE EAST STRATEGIC ALLIANCE. WHICH A GROUP I KNOW VERY WELL. I KNOW ALL OF THEM. THROUGH THIS EFFORT, THE NATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST ARE TAKING MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECURING THEIR OWN FUTURE AND THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY ARE ALSO REIMBURSING US AND PAYING US FOR A LOT OF THE MILITARY WORK THAT WE DO. BECAUSE WE ARE NOW INDEPENDENT ENERGY-WISE, WE ARE ENERGY INDEPENDENT, WE HAVE VERY FEW BOATS GOING OVER TO THE MIDDLE EAST. WE USED TO HAVE THEM GOING THROUGH THE STRAITS ALL THE TIME. YOU PROBABLY NOTICED THAT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE THEY GO AFTER SOMEBODY ELSE’S. THEY HAVEN’T GONE AFTER OURS YET. IF THEY DO, THEY HAVE BIG PROBLEMS. WE HAVE VERY FEW BOATS GOING OVER THERE. I SAID THE OTHER DAY, THEY HAVE NEVER ATTACKED AN AMERICAN VOTE. I’M NOT ASKING FOR TROUBLE. IF THEY DO, THEY HAVE FAR BIGGER TROUBLE. THEN THEY SAID, WE DON’T SEE MANY AMERICAN BOATS OVER HERE ANYMORE. THIS WEEK BROUGHT EXTRAORDINARY PROGRESS TO NATIONS IN OUR OWN HEMISPHERE. WE RECEIVED HISTORIC ASYLUM COOPERATION AGREEMENTS WITH EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS. A GREAT, YOUNG GENTLEMEN BECAME THE PRESIDENT. HE IS STRONG AND TOUGH AND TAKING CARE OF CRIME. HE WAS REALLY SOMETHING TODAY. I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIM. WE SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH BOTH. ALSO WITH GUATEMALA. WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS IN CENTRAL AMERICA TO ENSURE ASYLUM SEEKERS CAN PURSUE RELIEF AS CLOSE TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES AS POSSIBLE. THAT WILL MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE AT OUR SOUTHERN BORDER. MEXICO, I HAVE TO SAY, PRESIDENT LOPEZ HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING AND AN OUTSTANDING PARTNER. HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB IN MEXICO. CARTELS ARE WAY DOWN. THE NUMBERS, OUR SECRETARY IS HERE NOW — THE NUMBERS ARE WAY DOWN, WAY, WAY DOWN. WE ARE DOING THAT WITHOUT THE HELP OF CONGRESS, MEANING THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS, WHO WON’T GIVE US A SINGLE VOTE TO TAKE CARE OF LOOPHOLES. WE HAVE LOOPHOLES THAT ARE SO HORRIBLE. THEY WOULD BE EASY TO FIX. THEY DON’T WANT TO DO IT BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE TRUMP ANY CREDIT. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ELECTION. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY. THEY CARE ABOUT THE ELECTION. THE SAD PART IS WITH ALL THE TREMENDOUS WORK WE HAVE DONE THIS WEEKEND, WHETHER IT IS SECRETARY MNUCHIN OR POMPEO WHO HAD OUTSTANDING MEETINGS, WITH ALL THIS TREMENDOUS WORK WE HAVE DONE, THE PRESS DOESN’T EVEN COVER IT. THE DEMOCRATS DID THIS HOAX DURING THE UNITED NATIONS WEEK. IT WAS PERFECT. THIS WAY IT TAKES AWAY FROM THE TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENTS THAT WE ARE TAKING CARE OF DOING AND THAT WE ARE INVOLVED IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE UNITED NATIONS. THAT WAS ALL PLANNED. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE. IT WAS ALL PLANNED. THE WITCH HUNT CONTINUES. THEY ARE GETTING HIT HARD ON THIS WITCH HUNT BECAUSE WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE INFORMATION, IT IS A JOKE. IMPEACHMENT FOR THAT? WHEN YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL MEETING OR YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL PHONE CONVERSATION. I THINK YOU SHOULD ASK — THAT WAS THE SECOND CONVERSATION — I THINK WE SHOULD ASK FOR THE FIRST CONVERSATION, ALSO. I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY HAVEN’T. I HEARD THERE IS A RUMOR OUT THERE. THEY WANT THE FIRST CONVERSATION. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL. IT WAS JUST A PERFECT CONVERSATION. I THINK HE SHOULD DO THAT. I THINK YOU SHOULD ASK FOR VP PENCE’S CONVERSATIONS. HE HAD A COUPLE OF CONVERSATIONS ALSO. THEY WERE ALL PERFECT. NOTHING WAS MENTIONED OTHER THAN CONGRATULATIONS. THE WORD IS THEY ARE GOING TO ASK FOR THE FIRST PHONE CONVERSATION. YOU CAN HAVE IT ANY TIME YOU NEED IT. ALSO, MIKE PENCE’S CONVERSATIONS, WHICH WERE, I THINK ONE OR TWO OF THEM, THEY WERE ALL PERFECT. THEY WERE ALL PERFECT. IT IS SAD WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING THIS TO COUNTRY. THEY ARE DIVIDING. THEY ARE BELITTLING AND DEMEANING OUR COUNTRY I. SO MANY LEADERS SAID TODAY SIR, WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH NO PRESIDENT HAS GONE THROUGH. IT IS SO BAD FOR YOUR COUNTRY. PEOPLE LAUGH AT THE STUPIDITY OF WHAT THEY ASK FOR. HERE WE COULD DO ASYLUM EASY AND QUICKLY. WE COULD DO LOOPHOLES AND GET RID OF THEM. INSTEAD WE MAKE DEALS WITH MEXICO AND GUATEMALA, HONDURAS AND WE ARE DOING IT WITH THEM INSTEAD OF WITH OUR CONGRESS. WE ARE DOING IT. WE ARE GETTING IT DONE. THE WALL IS BEING BUILT, BY THE WAY. IT GOT LITTLE COVERAGE. I WENT TO THE BORDER. IT IS GOING UP IN NEW MEXICO. IT IS GOING UP IN ARIZONA. IT IS GOING UP IN CALIFORNIA. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY REALLY WANTED THAT WALL IN CALIFORNIA AND SAN DIEGO. AS SOON AS IT WAS COMPLETED THEY SAID WE DON’T WANT A WALL. THEY WERE BEGGING ME FOR A WALL. I SHOULD TAKE IT OUT AND MOVE IT TO ANOTHER LOCATION. WE WERE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, SENATORS OF TEXAS, ATTORNEY GENERALS OF TEXAS. WE WERE BUILDING AN INCREDIBLE WALL. IT IS GOING TO LOOK GREAT. IT IS GOING TO BE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CROSS UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER. IT IS VERY TOUGH. IT IS GOING TO BE VERY TOUGH TO GET PEOPLE AND DRUGS OVER THOSE WALLS BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REAL DEAL. I WENT TO THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND HE GOT ALL HIS PEOPLE TOGETHER. I SAID GIVE ME FOUR WALLS. YOUR OPTIMUM, EVERY SINGLE THING INCLUDED. THEY GAVE ME 20% LESS. 20% LESS. 20% LESS. MEANING LESS COST. THEY CAME BACK AND SAID THIS IS THE WALL. WE HAVE THE PANELS ON TOP, WHICH ARE ANTI-CLIMB PANELS. WE HAVE A DIFFERENT DESIGN FOR A DIFFERENT AREA. ANTI-CLIMB IS VERY TOUGH. WE HAD PEOPLE GOING OUT TELLING US WHICH IS THE TOUGHEST TO CLIMB. THESE ARE ANTI-CLIMB PANELS. VERY TOUGH TO GET ACROSS. THE WALL IS GOING UP MANY MILES A WEEK. WE HOPE TO HAVE OVER 400, BUT MAYBE AS MUCH AS 500 MILES WHICH WILL PRETTY MUCH DO IT. YOU HAVE A LOT OF NATURAL BARRIERS. YOU HAVE MOUNTAINS AND REALLY ROUGH RIVERS AND REALLY ROUGH LAND THAT YOU CANNOT CROSS VERY EASILY. THEY SERVE AS THEIR NATURAL WALLS. WE’LL HAVE OVER 400. WE COULD EVEN HAVE 500 MILES TO COMBAT THE MALICE AND CORRUPTION OF BOTH THE VENEZUELA AND IRANIAN DICTATORSHIPS, TODAY, I ISSUED PROCLAMATION SUSPENDING THE ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES OF SENIOR REGIME OFFICIALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. AND FURTHER TO PROMOTE AMERICAN VALUES. ON MONDAY, I WAS PROUD TO BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY TO HOST A MEET TARGET UNITED NATIONS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I WAS THE FIRST. IT WAS TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. WHILE SOME PARTISANS AND BUREAUCRATS IN WASHINGTON MAY CHOSE TO FIGHT AGAINST THE INTEREST AND BELIEFS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, MY ADMINISTRATION IS STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIKE NO ADMINISTRATION HAS IN MANY, MANY YEARS. YOU FORGOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. YOU TOTALLY FORGOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIS WEEK — EVERY WEEK REALLY — IN MY PRESIDENCY WE ARE STANDING UP FOR AMERICAN PROSPERITY, AMERICAN SECURITY AND THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. TOGETHER, WITH OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS, WE ARE BUILDING A MORE PEACEFUL, PROSPEROUS AND PROMISING FUTURE. WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOT OF NATIONS THAT ARE VERY HAPPY WITH WHAT IS GOING ON. THAT INCLUDES IN SOUTH AMERICA, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN HELPFUL WHERE NOBODY THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE. THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MEXICO IS AN EXAMPLE OR EL SALVADOR OR HONDURAS OR GUATEMALA. NOBODY EVEN KNEW ABOUT IT. YET, WE SENT THEM HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND ALL WE GOT BACK WAS CARAVANS OF PEOPLE POURING IN. WE HAD TREMENDOUS — TREMENDOUS — IT WAS TERRIBLE. WE GOT THAT STOPPED. COUNTRIES ARE NOW HELPING US. WE STOPPED THOSE PAYMENTS, BY THE WAY. WE DON’T PAY THOSE COUNTRIES THAT MONEY ANYMORE. I WILL TELL YOU IF THEY ARE AS GOOD AS THEY SEEM TO BE, THEY ARE DOING A JOB ON CRIME AND STOPPING THE WRONG PEOPLE FROM LEAVING THE. COMING TO THE UNITED STATES. WE’LL BE HELPING THEM A LOT WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND OTHER THINGS. WITH THAT, WE HAD A TREMENDOUS THREE DAYS. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE. I MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS. I READ YOU A LIST OF ALL THE COUNTRIES I SAW, PRETTY MUCH ONE-ON-ONE. IT HAS BEEN VERY BUSY. IT HAS BEEN VERY, VERY FRUITFUL. WE CAN TAKE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. I WOULD LOVE QUESTIONS ON SOME OF THE THINGS WE ACCOMPLISHED INSTEAD OF THE PHONY WITCH HUNT QUESTIONS, WHICH I KNOW THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO ASK BECAUSE IT IS PROBABLY BETTER FOR YOU. BUT IT IS NOT BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY. MAYBE WE’LL TAKE A FEW QUESTIONS, PLEASE. >>CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHY IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO ASK A FOREIGN LEADER FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A POLITICAL RIVAL AND WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE SAID IF YOU DISCOVERED BARACK OBAMA, PERHAPS, HAD ASKED A FOREIGN LEADER FOR INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. >>THAT IS WHAT WE DID WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. THAT WHOLE WITCH HUNT WAS STARTED. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL ALL COME OUT. THERE HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC BOOKS WRITTEN THAT JUST CAME OUT. WHETHER YOU LOOK AT GREG JARED OR McCARTHY’S BOOK THAT JUST CAME OUT RECENTLY AND SO MANY OTHER BOOKS. A LOT OF BOOKS ARE COMING OUT. WHEN YOU START READING THOSE BOOKS YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID TO US. WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO THIS COUNTRY IS A DISGRACE. THEY HURT THIS COUNTRY BADLY. NO OTHER PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I HAVE GONE THROUGH. THE NEW PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE IS LOOKING TO STOP CORRUPTION. THERE IS A LOT OF CORRUPTION GOING ON. THERE WAS CORRUPTION. I JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT SENATORS THAT THREATENED HIM WITH VOTES AND NO MONEY COMING INTO UKRAINE. THAT IS REALLY WHAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT I DID. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS I DIDN’T DO IT. YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THAT CALL. IT WAS PERFECT. I DIDN’T DO IT. THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO BUT THERE WAS WITH BIDEN AND THE SENATORS. THEY THREATENED. THEY SAID YOU DO THIS. YOU DO THAT. WE ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU VOTES. THAT IS THE REAL DEAL. WE HAVE AN HONEST GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN MALIGNED. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY I’LL DO EVEN BETTER. YESTERDAY, I GUESS WE HAD A 53 POLL AND PEOPLE SAY ADD TEN POINTS TO ANYTHING. ANYBODY VOTING FOR TRUMP, YOU CAN ADD, ANY TIME YOU GET A POLL, YOU CAN ADD TEN POINTS OR SEVEN POINTS OR SIX POINTS. TAKE IT ANY WAY YOU WANT. I DON’T KNOW IF I CONSIDER THAT TO BE A COMPLIMENT. IN ONE WAY IT IS A COMPLIMENT. I GUESS THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST ELECTION. FAR MORE PEOPLE CAME TO VOTE. >>WHY SHOULD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BE COMFORTABLE WITH AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT ASKING A FOREIGN LEADER ABOUT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. >>WE ARE LOOKING FOR CORRUPTION. AN INVESTIGATION STARTED CALLED THE RUSSIAN WITCH HUNT. IT WAS A TOTAL, PHONY SCAM. IT WAS SET UP BY PEOPLE WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP SOMEBODY FROM GETTING ELECTED. AFTER THAT PERSON, NAMELY ME, WON AND CONVINCINGLY WON IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. WHICH, BY THE WAY, IF YOU GO BY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, THAT IS A MUCH DIFFERENCE RACE THAN RUNNING POPULAR VOTE. IT IS LIKE THE 100-YARD DASH OR THE MILE. YOU TRAIN DIFFERENTLY. I CAN’T HELP IT THAT MY OPPONENT DIDN’T GO TO WISCONSIN AND SHOULD HAVE GONE TO MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA MORE AND OTHER PLACES. BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS. WE WON ON ELECTION CONVINCINGLY, CONVINCINGLY. THEN YOU HAD THE TEXT MESSAGE ON, WELL, IF SHE DOESN’T WIN, WE HAVE AN INSURANCE POLICY. HOW BAD WAS THAT? YOU KNOW WHAT THE INSURANCE POLICY WAS? THAT IS WHAT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS, THE INSURANCE POLICY. THERE ARE A LOT OF VERY DISHONEST PEOPLE. WE ARE THE ONES THAT PLAYED IT STRAIGHT. THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE LOOKING AT WHAT IS GOING ON, THOSE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT. THEY SEE IT. AND THEY THINK IT IS DISGUSTING. OUR PEOPLE ARE BEING HURT. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING HURT WHEN A NANCY PELOSI ALLOWS HER POSITION TO BE TAKEN OVER BY RADICAL FAR LEFT SOCIALISTS, OR WORSE. THAT IS PRETTY BAD. THAT IS PRETTY BAD. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SENATORS AND ALL OF THESE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY DONE WHAT THEY ARE ACCUSING ME OF DOING, WHICH I DIDN’T DO. I’M GOING TO HAVE MIKE POMPEO SAY A COUPLE WORDS. I’LL HAVE STEVE MY MNUCHIN SAY A COUPLE MORE WORDS. >>I THOUGHT I WOULD START ABOUT TALKING ABOUT IRAN. WE HAD A PRODUCTIVE WEEK. WE SAW THE EUROPEANS TAKE A POSITION ON THE ATTACKS THAT TOOK PLACE IN SAUDI ARABIA. THIS WAS IRAN, JUST AS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND I HAD BEEN SAYING. THE PRESIDENT JOINED FOR A MEETING WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP DETER. WE WANT PEACE AND WE WANT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION WITH THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC. WE HOPE THE IRANIANS WILL MAKE THAT DECISION OR WHETHER THEY CHOICE VIOLENCE OR HATE. WE HOPE WE CAN GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO NEGOTIATE WITH THEM AND GET AN OUTCOME THAT IS GOOD FOR BOTH THEM, FOR THE UNITED STATES, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY NEVER HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND THEY CAN NOT USE BALLISTIC MISSILES THE WAY THEY HAVE AROUND THE WORLD. WE MADE REAL PROGRESS UNITING THE WORLD ON THAT HERE OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. >>SECRETARY POMPEO SAID ON IRAN WE HAD GOOD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE SANCTIONS PROGRAM, WHICH IS MAXIMUM PRESSURE AND UNITY ON THE SANCTIONS PROGRAM. EUROPEANS MADE IT CLEAR THEY WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT OUR CONSENT. ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, WE HAD THE ECONOMIC TEAM HERE FOR THE MEETINGS. HE IS WORKING HARD ON TRYING TO GET USMAC PASSED. WE HAD A LOT OF PRODUCTIVE DISCUSSIONS. THE JAPANESE TRADE DEAL. MORE JOBS IN THE U.S. AND MORE TRADE. THANK YOU. >>I WANT TO FOCUS ON MARKETS. I’LL LEAVE IT TO EVERYBODY ELSE TO TALK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. MARKETS REACTED POSITIVELY THAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT CHINA AND THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN SOONER RATHER THAN UNEXPECTEDLY. YET, YOU HAVE THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF CHINA SAYING THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF UNSEATING THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE INVESTING HEAVILY IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND MILITARY. >>NOT ANYMORE. >>WHAT IS DIFFERENCE THIS TIME THOUGH? THE FACT YOU ARE SAYING IT IS PROGRESSING. >>I THINK IT IS PROGRESSING. I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. >>DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIFIC? >>I DON’T WANT TO SAY THAT. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THESE TWO, IN THIS CASE, MORE SPECIFICALLY STEVE, WERE HAVING VERY GOOD CONVERSATIONS. I GUESS IT IS NEXT WEEK THAT A GROUP IS COMING IN AND THE WEEK AFTER. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF TALKS GOING ON. ALSO, BY TELEPHONE. THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. YOU KNOW WHY THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL? BECAUSE THEY ARE LOSING THEIR JOBS AND BECAUSE THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN IS GOING TO AND COMPANIES ARE MOVING OUT OF CHINA AND MOVING TO LOTS OF OTHER PLACES. INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES. THAT IS NOT GOOD. THAT IS FAR WORSE THAN THEY THOUGHT. BY THE WAY, IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE TAKING IN BILLION AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TARIFFS. WE ARE TAKING IN TREMENDOUS NUMBERS OF TARIFFS. WE ARE HELPING OUR FARMERS, WHO GOT TARGETED. CHINA IS STARTING TO BUY OUR AGRICULTURE PRODUCT AGAIN. THEY ARE GOING WITH THE BEEF AND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS. PORK. VERY BIG ON PORK. IF YOU LOOK AND IF YOU SEE >>THAT WOULD BE A SHAME. I DON’T WANT TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION BUT YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT NAFTA, THE WORST TRADE DEAL EVER MADE. I THINK WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WAS NOT ONE OF THE GREATS, WHICH WENT LIKE A ROCKET SHIP FROM THE DAY THEY SIGNED. THAT WILL BE A VERY INTERESTING QUESTION WITH NANCY AND CHUCK AND ALL THESE PEOPLE FOCUSING ON THE WITCH HUNT BECAUSE THEY CAN’T BEAT US AT THE BALLOT. THEY CAN’T BEAT US AT THE BALLOT AND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL. WE HAVE GREAT POLLS, OHIO, IOWA, PENNSYLVANIA, NORTH CAROLINA. WE JUST WON TWO RACES THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WE’D LOSE THOSE, ONE DOWN 17 POINTS THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE RACE AND WON BY A SUBSTANTIAL MARGIN, DAN BISHOP. ANOTHER RACE HE WAS UP ONE OR TWO AND ENDED UP WINNING 25 POINTS OR SO. I DON’T WANT TO EXAGGERATE BECAUSE WE’LL HAVE BREAKING NEWS, TRUMP EXAGGERATED. HE WAS LEADING BY A FEW BUT WON BY IN THE 20s. LOOKING GREAT IN NORTH CAROLINA AND FLORIDA. YOU HAD ONE OR TWO CONGRESSMEN SAYING, WE CAN’T BEAT THEM SO LET’S IMPEACH HIM. AL GREEN, THAT’S A BEAUTY, THAT GUY. HE SAID, VERY DISTINCTIVELY, AND IT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE. THEY’RE TRYING TO LOSE THAT TAPE I GUESS. BUT HE SAID ESSENTIALLY, WE CAN’T BEAT HIM, LET’S IMPEACH HIM. THAT’S PRETTY DANGEROUS STUFF. STEVE, GO AHEAD. >>Reporter: THANK YOU, SIR. YOU HAD EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT RELEASING THE TRANSCRIPT. WHY DID YOU GO AHEAD AND DO IT? >>BECAUSE I WAS GETTING SUCH FAKE NEWS AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BETTER. NOW THEY WANT THE FIRST CONVERSATION BECAUSE I HAD A CONVERSATION ON A PREVIOUS ELECTION PLATEAU THAT HE HAD HIT, THE CURRENT PRESIDENT. I SPOKE TO HIM PREVIOUS TO THE CALL THAT WE RELEASED, WHICH WAS A VERY INNOCENT CALL, VERY INNOCENT AND A VERY NICE CALL. AS HE SAID, I WASN’T PUSHED, MEANING PRESSURED. HE WASN’T PRESSURED AT ALL. I DON’T LIKE THE CONCEPT OF RELEASING CALLS BECAUSE WHEN A PRESIDENT OR PRIME MINISTER OR KING OR QUEEN CALLS THE UNITED STATES, YOU DON’T LIKE TO SAY, GEE, WE’RE GOING TO RELEASE YOUR CALL TO THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA AND THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A MEDIA. IT’S HARD TO DO BUSINESS THAT WAY. YOU WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE. SO I HATED IT. BUT YOU FOLKS WERE SAYING SUCH LIES, SUCH HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT AN INNOCENT CALL THAT WAS SO NICE. LINDSEY GRAHAM WHEN HE READ IT, HE SAID, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. I NEVER KNEW YOU COULD BE THIS NICE TO A PERSON. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. I DIDN’T THINK YOU HAD THAT IN YOU TO BE SO NICE. I WAS NICE. I’M NICE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HE WAS SHOCKED THAT IT WAS SUCH A NICE CALL. HE SAID, THERE IS NOTHING HERE. AND ALL FAIR PEOPLE SAY THE SAME THING. I DON’T LIKE THE PRECEDENT, STEVE, WHERE YOU’RE DEALING WITH HEADS OF STATE, AND TO THINK THEIR CALL IS GOING TO BE RELEASED. I FELT THAT — AND YOU KNOW, WE SPOKE TO UKRAINE ABOUT IT. MIKE ACTUALLY CALLED UP HIS COUNTERPART AND WE SPOKE WITH UKRAINE ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN — IF THEY DIDN’T WANT US TO DO IT, WE WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. HE SAID, THAT WAS A VERY INNOCENT CALL AND YOU CAN RELEASE IT ALL YOU WANT. >>ARE YOU NOW EMBRACED FOR A LONG IMPEACHMENT SAGA? >>I THOUGHT IT WAS DEAD. THE MUELLER REPORT, NO OBSTRUCTION, NO COLLUSION, LOOKING AT ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED. COREY LEWANDOWSKI WAS FANTASTIC THE OTHER DAY AS A PERSON THEY HAVE TORMENTED. ALL THE LEGAL FEES, PEOPLE COMING HERE WITH BRIGHT EYES TO MAKE LIFE SO GREAT FOR OTHER PEOPLE. AND THEY LEFT AFTER SPENDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN LEGAL FEES, AND IT’S A SAD THING. WHAT THESE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE TO RUIN LIVES IS SO SAD. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE WITH ONLY GOOD INTENTION, CAME TO WASHINGTON BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO MAKE THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, AND WENT HOME, THEY WERE DARK. THEY GOT HIT BY MUELLER SUBPOENAS. I THINK 2500 SUBPOENAS OR SOME RIDICULOUS NUMBER, 500 PEOPLE INTERVIEWED, AND YET THEY DON’T INTERVIEW JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON? IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT YOU HAVE AUTOMATIC PROTECTION. THAT’S YEARS AND YEARS OF PEOPLE PUTTING IN CERTAIN PEOPLE INTO POSITIONS. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE TRAUMA THAT THESE FAKERS HAVE CAUSED, AND THE PRESS — LOOK, MUCH OF THE PRESS IS NOT ONLY FAKE BUT THEY’RE CORRUPT. THESE STORIES ARE CORRUPT, THEY’RE SO WRONG. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. I USED TO BE THE KING OF GETTING GOOD PRESS AND THEY COVERED ME WELL, OTHERWISE I WOULDN’T BE HERE. ONCE I RAN, I SAID, THIS IS INCREDIBLE. IF YOU SEE THE WAY THEY TREAT MY FAMILY, USED TO BE TREATED GREAT. MY FAMILY WORKED SO HARD AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORK WITH ME, ALL THESE PEOPLE WORK SO HARD. THEY HAVE DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB. WE HAVE THE GREATEST ECONOMY WE HAVE EVER HAD. WE HAVE A MILITARY, $2.5 TRILLION, WE HAVE REBUILT OUR MILITARY. YOU DON’T HEAR THE VETS COMPLAINING. BUT WHEN YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE VICIOUSNESS AND WHEN YOU SEE LITTLE ADAM SCHIFF GO OUT AND LIE AND LIE AND STAND AT THE MIC — SMART GUY, BY THE WAY — AND ACT LIKE HE’S SO SMART, THEN GOES INTO A ROOM WITH NADLER AND THEY MUST LAUGH THEIR OFF. BUT IT’S SO BAD FOR OUR COUNTRY. PEOPLE HAVE SAID, GREAT MAN. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID IT. THEY HAVE SAID THEY DON’T KNOW IF ANY ONE MAN IN THE WORLD THAT COULD HANDLE WHAT I’VE HAD TO HANDLE. I THINK THAT’S TRUE. BUT I HANDLE IT. TO ME IT’S LIKE PUTTING ON A SUIT. HOW ABOUT ONE MORE QUESTION, A QUESTION ON THE ECONOMY. A QUESTION ON THE ECONOMY, GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD. >>HI, MR. PRESIDENT. I’M FROM VENEZUELA. >>HOW ARE YOU DOING OVER THERE? >>PRETTY BAD BUT WE ARE FIGHTING. >>AND IT WAS ONE OF THE GREAT COUNTRIES, ONE OF THE RICHEST COUNTRIES NOT SO LONG AGO, 15 YEARS AGO. INCREDIBLE. >>WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT. >>I AGREE WITH THAT, AND WE’RE HELPING YOU. >>YEAH. >>WE’RE HELPING. >>I KNOW AND THANK YOU. I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS. TWO OF THE MOST ANTAGONIST NATIONS IN THE U.S. INTEREST, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CONTAIN THESE AND WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR IN THAT COUNTRY? AND BECAUSE THEIR SPECIAL ENVOY SAID THE RUSSIANS ARE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE, THIS IS ONE QUESTION. THE OTHER, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU SAY THE SOCIALIST IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES, YOU SAID YESTERDAY IN THE UNITED NATIONS. BUT THE REGION IS FAR FROM SAFE. MADURAS IS STILL A DICTATOR IN FULL POWER AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT IT? >>SOCIALISM WILL NEVER HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. IT CAN’T HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. VENEZUELA, UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE TO USE YOUR COUNTRY AS THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT SOCIALISM CAN DO, HOW IT CAN TEAR THE FABRIC OF A COUNTRY APART. I KNOW A LOT ABOUT VENEZUELA. I’VE HAD MANY FRIENDS COME FROM VENEZUELA, MANY IN MIAMI. CERTAIN SECTION OF MIAMI, I WON’T MENTION THE NAME BECAUSE THEY’LL SAY I’M THINKING ACT MY BUSINESS AND I’M NOT. BUT THEY’RE FANTASTIC PEOPLE AND THEY VOTED FOR ME, LIKE WHAT I’M DOING FOR VENEZUELA. WE HAVE VENEZUELA VERY MUCH IN OUR HEARTS AND VERY MUCH IN OUR SIGHTS AND WE’RE WATCHING IT VERY CAREFULLY. I WOULD SAY WE’RE GIFTING MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AID, NOT THAT WE WANT TO FROM THE STANDPOINT BUT THEY HAVE NO NOTHING. THEIR HOPS ARE CLOSED AND DON’T HAVE MEDICINE OR EVEN ELECTRICITY. IT’S SO SAD TO SEE. LET ME JUST SAY THAT WE HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL. WE ARE WATCHING IT VERY CAREFULLY AND WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY — WE ARE WATCHING IT VERY CAREFULLY, INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE PLAYING GAMES. >>YOU KNOW IF RUSSIA IS TALKING WITH USA,WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? >>JUST PUT THIS IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND, IT’S ALL GOING TO BE FINE. WE ARE VERY MUCH INVOLVED AND KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>>WE HAVE JUST BEEN LISTENING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE UN WITH REPORTERS. HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE MEETINGS HE’S HAD WITH FOREIGN LEADERS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS AND ALSO ADDRESSED THE PRESSING NEWS OF THE DAY, THE TURMOIL OVER HIS PHONE CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE WHICH LED TO THE LAUNCH OF FORMAL IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. HE REPEATED WHAT HE HAD TWEETED, THAT HE SUPPORTED TRANSPARENCY ON THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S INFORMATION. HE ALSO INSISTED ON TRANSPARENCY FROM JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON HUNTER. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. BEN, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED POINT-BLANK ABOUT HIS JUSTIFICATION IN FACT PHONE CALL FOR A SITTING PRESIDENT THINKING IT’S OKAY TO TALK TO A FOREIGN LEADER ABOUT A POTENTIAL POLITICAL RIVAL. HOW DID HE ANSWER THAT QUESTION? >>Reporter: REPORTS GOT IN VERY FEW QUESTIONS DURING THIS. AS YOU MENTIONED, ONE OF THE MOST DIRECT GUESS WAS WHY WAS THIS APPROPRIATE, AND THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T REALLY ANSWER THAT. I THINK THE ANSWER WE ARE SEEING IN THE AGGREGATE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO, SO HIM TALKING TO A FOREIGN LEADER ABOUT A POLITICAL RIVAL, IT SEEMS IN THE PRESIDENT’S MIND THAT THEY THINK THIS IS OKAY. SO YOU HAVE TWO KIND OF DIFFERENT PLANETS REVOLVING HERE WITH DEMOCRATS AND OTHERS ON ONE SIDE SAYING, YOU CAN’T CULL A FOREIGN LEADER AND DISCUSS A POLITICAL RIVAL, AND THE PRESIDENT SAYING I DID NOTHING WRONG. >>LET’S GET INTO THE IDEA OF QUID PRO QUO A LITTLE BIT MORE SINCE THAT’S AT THE BASE OF WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE LOOKING INTO. WHAT HAS TO BE EXPLICIT FOR THAT TO BE CLEAR AND DOES IT NEED TO BE EXPLICIT FOR IT TO BE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE? >>Reporter: FIRST OF ALL, THE STANDARD FOR AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IS NOT A CRIME, IT’S A AN ABUSE OF POWER. THAT CAN BE CONCEIVED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EXPLICIT. IN TERMS OF FEDERAL STATUTES, THE BRIBERY STATUTE MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO DEMAND SOMETHING OF PERSONAL VALUE IN EXCHANGE FOR A PROFESSIONAL ACT. DID HE SAY, I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS MONEY IF YOU DO THIS FOR ME, INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS? IN THAT TELEPHONE CALL, THERE IS NO EXPLICIT EXCHANGE IN THAT WAY. BUT PROSECUTORS PROSECUTE BRIBERY CASES ALL THE TIME WITHOUT AN EXPLICIT PROMISE, BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON’T THREATEN PEOPLE IN THAT WAY. IF A MAFIA BOSS GOES INTO A RESTAURANT AND SAYS, NICE RESTAURANT, IT WOULD BE A REAL SHAME IF THIS GOT TORN UP, THAT CAN BE INTERPRETED. >>SO WE HAVE DONE A LOT FOR YOU AND YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO MUCH FOR US. >>Reporter: AND HOW QUICKLY THE DISCUSSION OF THE BIDENS AND HILLARY’S E-MAILS OR THE DNC HACK WERE ON THE HEELS OF IT, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS CONTEXT. JURIES CONVICT ALL THE TIME FOR BRIBERY CASES WITHOUT AN EXPLICIT PROMISE. FOR INSTANCE, IN NEW YORK, THE SILVER CASE, THERE WAS NO EXCHANGE. MOST CASES THERE AREN’T. SO THIS WAS CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. AND I WOULDN’T GO INTO A COURTROOM WITH JUST THIS. BUT I THINK IT IS DEFINITELY NOT EXONERATING THE PRESIDENT. >>CAN YOU WALK US THROUGH THE FORMAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY PROCESS? NUMEROUS HOUSE COMMITTEES WERE ALREADY INVESTIGATING THE úPRES WILL THEY CONTINUE WITH THEIR PROBES BY FOLDING IN THIS NEW UKRAINE PIECE OR WILL THE FOCUS BE ON UKRAINE? >>Reporter: THE COMMITTEES WILL CONTINUE WITH THEIR POBES. THE SIX RELEVANT COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN ARE GETTING TOGETHER, HAD A MEETING TODAY TO DETERMINE WHAT ARE GOING INTO THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AND WHAT’S NOT. DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WANT TO MOVE COMPREHENSIVELY. YOU POINT OUT THE UKRAINE CALL. THERE’S A DEBATE RIGHT NOW ABOUT WHETHER TO FOCUS ON THAT OR A BROADER SET OF FACTS. ONCE EVERYBODY COMES UP WITH A DECISION, IT WILL GET FUNNELED TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, WHICH WILL BALL EVERYTHING TOGETHER. THEN THEY COULD DRAFT ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. >>DO WE KNOW WHICH CHAIR WILL BE LEADING THE PUSH? >>Reporter: NOMINALLY, IT’S JERRY NADLER. HOWEVER, LOOK FOR COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF TO PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE. HIS COMMITTEE WAS THE ONE NOTIFIED OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT AND THAT SPARKED THIS MOMENT THAT WE ARE NOW IN. HE’S ALSO A FORMER PROSECUTOR AND SOMEONE WHO’S ALREADY STARTING TO ARTICULATE THE ABUSE OF POWER CASE THAT YOUR LEGAL ANALYST JUST MENTIONED, LAYING OUT HOW THERE DOESN’T NEED TO BE A SPECIFIC QUID PRO QUO FOR ABUSE OF POWER. >>THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, JOSEPH MCGUIRE, IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY TOMORROW. WE KNOW HE DIDN’T WANT THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT TO BE RELEASED. IT’S NOW BEEN RELEASED AND IT’S IN CONGRESS’ HANDS AS WE SPEAK. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S IN IT. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT OUT OF TOMORROW’S TESTIMONY AND CAN WE EXPECT THE WHISTLEBLOWER TO TESTIFY? >>Reporter: I THINK THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE HAS SET UP QUITE THE SHOWDOWN FOR TOMORROW. HE’S UNCAN RECOLLECTLY RELEASED TWO STATEMENTS IN THE PAST TWO DAYS, ONE INDICATING THAT HE’S FOLLOWED THE LAW AT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, SAYING HE’S A CAREER PROFESSIONAL AND NOT INFLUENCED BY THE POLITICS OF THIS MOMENT, AND ONE TODAY DENYING A REPORT THAT HE HAD CONSIDERED RESIGNING. I THINK WE CAN EXPECT STICK UP FOR HIMSELF A LITTLE BIT, BUT THE COMMITTEE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO PRESS HIM ON THIS RATIONALE THAT HE IS USING TO DENY CONGRESSIONAL INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES FROM LOOKING AT THIS COMPLAINT. WE KNOW THE DNI’S OFFICE CONSULTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THERE WAS AN OPINION FROM THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL TODAY THAT DETAILED THEIR THINKS AS TO WHY THIS DIDN’T BELONG IN THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE’S LANE. THEY WILL ASK WHO WAS ENGAGED IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS, WHAT KIND OF PRESSURE HE GOT TO MAKE THE DECISIONS HE’S MADE. >>HIS OFFICE AND THE DOJ CONCLUDED THIS COMPLAINT DIDN’T REACH THE LEVEL OF URGENT CONCERN, CORRECT? >>Reporter: YES, THERE’S A DEFINITION OF URGENT CONCERN. THIS DIDN’T INVOLVE A MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE OR AN ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY. THAT LED THE DNI NOT THE DETERMINE IT AN URGENT CONCERN. THAT JUSTIFIES NOT IMMEDIATELY GIVING IT OVER TO CONGRESS. >>FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE, I KNOW THERE IS SOME JOCKEYING AS TO SENIORITY HERE OR THE FINAL WORD, BUT IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE SHOWDOWN BETWEEN THE DOJ AND DNI AND CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES. WHO HAS PRECEDENCE? >>Reporter: IT’S A GOOD QUESTION. THE SCHEME LOOKS LIKE THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IS THE FINAL WORLD, AND THEN IT GETS PASSED ON BUT IN A BROADER GOVERNMENTAL WAY, THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL HAS THE FINAL WORD ON WHAT COUNTS IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW. IT’S HARD TO SAY EXACTLY HERE WHAT THE PROPER MECHANISM WAS. >>WE ARE ALL LEARNING AS WE GO HERE. >>EXACTLY. >>THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO TIE THIS TO THE ELECTION AS WE HEARD. HOW DOES THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN PLAN TO USE THE IMPEACHMENT MOVING FORWARD? >>Reporter: WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN THEM SAYING THE DEMOCRATS ARE ATTACKING THE PRESIDENT AND THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AND REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE. I THINK YOU HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING, IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ME, IMPEACH ME. THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT WILL BE TALKING ABOUT A LOT, A WAY TO RALLY HIS BASE BEHIND HIM. WE ARE HEARING A LOT OF BRAVADO FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, SAYING THIS IS ALL POLITICS. WE’LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES. I THINK ONE THING WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS NOT JUST ALL ABOUT THIS PHONE CALL. THIS WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT APPARENTLY INVOLVES MORE THAN JUST IN PHONE CALL. WE DON’T KNOW IF THE OTHER ALLEGATIONS ARE SIGNIFICANT OR CREDIBLE, BUT WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHEN THAT COMES OUT. WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE CALL BUT WE SHOULD REALIZE THERE COULD BE MORE TO THIS THAN WE KNOW. >>I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED THE CALL HAD AS MUCH IN IT AS IT DID, BECAUSE PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COMPLETELY BENIGN, WHICH I THINK IT WAS NOT. THE WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THAT? HAS THERE BEEN A RESPONSE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL? HOW CAN WE EXPECT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TO UTILIZE THAT INFORMATION? >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, I THINK FOUR TIMES THE PRESIDENT SAID, I’LL CONNECT YOU WITH MY ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DISCUSS A VARIETY OF THINGS, RANGING FROM THE BIDENS TO CROWD STRIKES AND FAVORS IN THIS CALL SUMMARY. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STRONGLY DENIED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS INVOLVED IN THAT AT ALL, THAT THE PRESIDENT SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT IT. THEY ISSUED A STATEMENT WITH THE MATERIALS SAYING, WE HAVEN’T ASKED OR ENGAGED WITH THE UKRAINE ON ANYTHING. I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO PROBE TOMORROW BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT THE PRESIDENT SAYING IN THIS CALL, I’M GOING TO CONNECT YOU, THEN YOU HAVE A DENIAL. I THINK THEY WILL PRESS THE DNI ON HOW INVOLVED HE MAY HAVE BEEN BEEN. >>WILL ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR HAVE TO RECUSE HIMSELF OVER ANY DECISIONS MADE IN THIS INVESTIGATION GOING FORWARD? >>Reporter: ALREADY ARGUABLY HE SHOULD HAVE APPOINTED A SPECIAL COUNSEL. ARGUABLY THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WE DON’T WANT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO BE DECIDING WITH THAT POLITICAL CONCERN. >>THAT MAY HAPPEN IN THE DAYS AHEAD. WHAT ABOUT RUDY GIULIANI, THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYER. HE IS A PRIVATE CITIZEN. WHAT IS THE IMP INDICATION OF HIM BEING IN THE PHONE CALL? >>Reporter: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ADDS TO THE SENSE OF THE ABUSE OF POWER IS THE CONCERN THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SOLICITING SOMETHING OF PERSONAL VALUE. HE KEEPS SCREAMING, I’M JUST DOING FOREIGN POLICY LIKE I’M SUPPOSED TO, RIGHT? I’M TALKING TO THEM ABOUT GOING AGAINST CORRUPTION. THAT’S A DIFFERENT CLAIM WHEN YOU SEND YOUR PERSONAL ATTORNEY BECAUSE THAT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE OFFICIAL BUSINESS. I STILL THINK THAT FACT IS A HARD ONE. WHY ARE YOU SENDING YOUR PERSONAL ATTORNEY AND PRIVATE CITIZEN IF IT’S REALLY FOREIGN POLICY? IT MAY BE, IF IT WASN’T BLESSED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT, A LOGAN ACT VIOLATION, BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN TO CONDUCT FOREIGN POLICY ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES. >>FROM LAWMAKERS YOU HAVE BEEN SPEAKING TO, HOW MUCH OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT TO BE A CHECK ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH? >>Reporter: THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE ABSOLUTELY MINDFUL OF THEIR ROLE, THEIR JOB AS A CHECK AND BALANCE ON THE WHITE HOUSE. IT’S A FUNDAMENTAL FEATURE OF THE REPUBLIC AND THIS IS A MOMENT WHEN DEMOCRATS ARE THINKING VERY HARD ABOUT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THIS COUNTRY. ABSOLUTELY THAT’S CENTRAL. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS WE HEARD ABOUT THE COMPLAINT GOING BEYOND THE UKRAINE PHONE CALL. WE DON’T KNOW MORE THAN THAT, CORRECT? IF THERE IS SOMETHING COMING OUT OF THIS COMPLAINT, HOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE LIKELY TO SPIN THAT? >>Reporter: I THINK YOU SAW THE PRESIDENT DO THAT A LITTLE BIT ALREADY BY SORT OF DISMISSING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE COMPLAINT AS SECONDHAND. I THINK IT’S WORTH STRESSING THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL AGREED THIS WAS A CREDIBLE COMPLAINT. AND I’M SURE BOTH SIDES OF BOTH COMMITTEES ARE SCOURING THE CONTENT RIGHT NOW AND WILL BE ARMED WITH CONVERSATIONS TOMORROW. >>A SERIES OF LETTERS WERE RELEASED LAST NIGHT, FIRST FROM THE ATTORNEY OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER WHO SAID, MY CLIENT WANTS TO TESTIFY. HE SAID MY CLIENT WANTS TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS, PLEASE ADVISE. BUT HE SENT IT TO ADAM SCHIFF’S COMMITTEE AND THEY SAID, WE HEAR YOU, HOLD TIGHT, WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU. SCHIFF SAID, COME ON THURSDAY AND WE’LL PROTECT YOU, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. WHAT A DIZZYING ARRAY OF EVENTS. WHAT DO YOU PREDICT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW WITH THE WHISTLEBLOWER? >>Reporter: I HAVE NO IDEA, BUT IT’S VERY FANTASTIC THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL IS WILLING TO RISK PERSONAL SIGNIFICANT PERSONAL HARM IN ORDER TO TESTIFY AND GET INFORMATION OUT THERE. IT’S SOMEBODY WHO’S TRYING TO COMPLY WITH THE LAW BUT WILLING TO RISK PERSONAL HARM. THAT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT THIS PERSON BELIEVES ABOUT WHO ALLEGATIONS. >>MOMENTS AGO, CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL SPOKE AFTER VIEWING THE COMPLAINT. >>IT’S TIME FOR THE DNI TO DO THE RIGHT THING. THE MATERIALS I SAW TODAY ONLY CORROBORATE THE CONCERNS THAT THIS IS CREDIBLE AND URGENT. WE IMMEDIATE TO SEE THE FULL IT REPORT. WE DIDN’T GET THAT TODAY. I THINK MR. SCHIFF WILL ADDRESS THE PRESS. BUT TOMORROW THE DNI IS GOING TO INSIST WE GET EVERYTHING. >>Reporter: WAS THIS ABOUT THE PHONE CALL? >>HE’S NOT EVEN — THE DNI IS NOT ALLOWING US TO CHARACTERIZE THAT RIGHT NOW. WE REVIEWED THE MATERIALS BUT HE’S STILL BLOCKING US FROM CHARACTERIZING WHAT THIS RELATES TO. WHAT IT RELATES TO IS SERIOUS AND URGENT AND CREDIBLE, AND WE SHOULD HEAR FROM THE WHISTLEBLOWER. >>Reporter: DOES THIS CHANGE YOUR APPROACH FOR THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY? >>IT GAVE US NEW MATERIALS TO FOLLOW AND PURSUE. I’LL LET MR. SCHIFF CHARACTERIZE THAT AND MAKE STATEMENTS. THANKS, GUYS. >>THAT WAS A TANTALIZING TEASE AS TO WHAT MAY BE IN THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT THAT SOME LAWMAKERS WERE ABLE TO READ BUT APPARENTLY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO CHARACTERIZE ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, NOT GIVING THEM PERMISSION TO DO THAT. WHAT MORE CAN YOU READ INTO THOSE COMMENTS? >>Reporter: HE SAID HEIGHTEN THE CONCERNS, AND USED THE WORD CORROBORATE. ARE THERE MORE THAN ONE WHISTLEBLOWER BACKING UP WHATEVER THIS PERSON HAD TO SAY? ALSO TO ME AT LEAST IT HEIGHTENS THE CHANCE OF AN ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT BASED SPECIFICALLY ON THIS. I DON’T SEE ANY WAY AROUND IT. >>BEN, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA AND GETTING THINGS DONE? HE’S BLAMING DEMOCRATS FOR THEIR ATTENTION ON THIS MATTER AND WANTS TO SAY, THEY’RE NOT GETTING DOWN TO WORK. I’M TRYING TO PASS GUN LEGISLATION AND DEAL WITH IMMIGRATION AND SPEAKING WITH ALL THESE FOREIGN LEADERS AND DEMOCRATS DON’T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THAT. >>Reporter: I’M NOT SURE BUT THAT IS CERTAINLY THE POLITICAL MESSAGE. WE ARE HEARING THAT FROM THE CAMPAIGN, THAT THEY ARE SAYING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WORKING FOR YOU AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE WORKING AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE DEMOCRATS DON’T CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY, ONLY CARE ABOUT THE ELECTION, HE SAID. OFTENTIMES SAY, NO, IT’S YOU. IF THERE WAS A HOPE OF A LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, THAT SEEMS TO BE DEAD IN THE WATER RIGHT NOW. THE BIG THING REPUBLICANS WERE HOPING FOR PROGRESS WAS SOME FORM OF GUN CONTROL. IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THOSE NEGOTIATIONS ARE GOING TO CONTINUE AND FIND RESOLUTION IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS. THE BIG THING HE WANTS TO PASS IS THE USMCA AND HE NEEDS DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE TO GET THAT DONE FOR HIM. HE SAID, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, NANCY PELOSI IS NO LONGER THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU HAMMER THAT OUT. >>OKAY, THANKS TO YOU FOR BEING WITH US. >>>STILL TO COME, HOW WILL THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AFFECT THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE? WE’LL BREAK IT DOWN WITH CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS NEXT. STAY WITH US. YOU’RE STREAMING “RED & BLUE.” >>>MOMENTS AGO, CONGRESSMAN ADAM SCHIFF SPOKE AFTER REVIEWING THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT. LET’S LISTEN IN. >>THE THE COMPLAINT WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN AND CERTAINLY PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR THE COMMITTEE TO FOLLOW UP WITH OTHER WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS. SO WE’RE WELL AWARE OF THE WORK THAT WE HAVE TO DO. AND I WANT TO THANK THE WHISTLEBLOWER FOR COMING FORWARD. I THINK THAT WHAT THIS COURAGEOUS INDIVIDUAL HAS DONE HAS EXPOSED SERIOUS WRONG DOING, AND I THINK IT’S A TRAVESTY THAT THIS COMPLAINT WAS WITHHELD FOR AS LONG AS IT WAS BECAUSE IT IS AN URGENT MATTER. THERE WAS NO BASIS TO KEEP THIS FROM THE COMMITTEE. THE IDEA THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WOULD HAVE INTERVENED TO PREVENT IT FROM GETTING TO CONGRESS THROWS THE LEADERSHIP INTO FURTHER ILL REPUTE. I WANT TO THANK THE WHISTLEBLOWER AND LET THE WHISTLEBLOWER KNOW WE’LL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PROTECT YOU. THANK YOU. >>WE HEARD ADAM SCHIFF THERE DISCUSSING THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT THAT HE JUST READ. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DEFENDING THE JULY CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED A TRANSCRIPT OF THE CONVERSATION EARLIER TODAY. IT SHOWS THE PRESIDENT ASKED HIS COUNTERPART THE LOOK INTO JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON HUNTER FOR WORK HE DID IN UKRAINE. THIS IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID AT A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN NEW YORK. >>ALSO INSIST ON TRANSPARENCY FROM JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON HUNTER ON THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT HAVE BEEN QUICKLY AND EASILY TAKEN OUT OF UKRAINE AND CHINA. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TAKEN OUT VERY RAPIDLY WHILE HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT. AND I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TRANSPARENCY FOR THAT. I DIDN’T THREATEN ANYBODY. IN FACT, THE PRESS WAS ASKING QUESTIONS OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE AND HE SAID, NO PRESSURE. I USED THE WORD PRESSURE. I THINK HE USED THE WORD PUSH. NO PUSH, NO PRESSURE, NO NOTHING.. >>MICHAEL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. I WANT TO ASK YOU IF YOU JUST HEARD WHAT ADAM SCHIFF SAID, CALLING THE DOJ, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INTO QUESTION, SAYING THAT HE FINDS IT UNBELIEVABLE THAT THE DOJ DID NOT LET THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT GET TO CONGRESS. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >>WE DID SEE THE OLC, OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL OPINION FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TODAY. AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THEIR DESCRIPTION OF THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT WAS A LOT LESS THAN WE EXPECTED, AND LOT LESS THAN ADAM SCHIFF IS DESCRIBING IT. THE OLC SAID THE COMPLAINT IS ABOUT A CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATION, THAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER HEARD ABOUT THE PHONE CALL, HEARD ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S REQUEST TO VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY, THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, AND DEEMED THAT A POTENTIAL VIOLATION OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKING FOR, QUOTE, A THING OF VALUE FROM A FOREIGN ENTITY, WHICH WOULD BE ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL ELECTION LAW. NOW, IF THAT’S WHAT IT’S ABOUT, THAT’S A LOT LESS THAN SOME OF THE REPORTING IN RECENT WEEKS, THE LAST WEEK OR SO. SO WE DON’T KNOW. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE BEEN MINIMIZING THE COMPLAINT AND NOT CAPTURING THE TOTALITY OF IT, OR IF IT’S JUST THAT, HEN THE TRANSCRIPT OF T PHONE CALL IS A LOT MORE DAMNING FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE HOUSE THAN THIS WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT. >>LET’S GET INTO THAT, THEN. WHAT WAS YOUR INTERPRETATION OF THE SUMMARY OF THE CALL? I WANT TO POINT OUT TO THE VIEWERS, IT’S A SUMMARY OF THE CALL. >>IT CLEARLY CONFIRMS THE WORST, WHICH IS THAT THE PRESIDENT DID INDEED PUSH OR REQUEST THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE FOR HIM TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, OR THE THE SON OF JOE BIDEN. SO HE DOES THAT. HE SAYS, I HAVE A FAVOR I WANT TO ASK OF YOU, AFTER THEY HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT AID THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CAN PROVIDE FOR UKRAINE. THERE’S NO EXPLICIT QUID PRO QUO, BUT THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT DID ACTUALLY MAKE THIS REQUEST IS PRETTY STRIKING. I THINK THAT’S WHAT GOT EVERYBODY RILED UP AND THAT’S WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE. >>AND ADAM SCHIFF SAID HE FINDS IT SHOCKS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD RELEASE THESE NOTES AND FEEL IT WOULD HELP THE PRESIDENT’S CAUSE. IS THAT SURPRISING? >>Reporter: YEAH, BUT THERE’S AN OLD ADAGE THAT, YOU KNOW, GET IT OUT IF THERE’S DAMAGING STUFF YOU FEEL IS GOING TO COME OUT ANYWAY. GET IT OUT AND TAKE YOUR LUMPS QUICK AND EARLY IN HOPES THAT, YOU KNOW, THE PUBLIC WILL PROCESS IT OVER TIME AND YOU’LL SURVIVE. IT MAY HAVE BEEN THAT. OR MAYBE THEY THINK THIS WAS GOING TO HELP THEM. IT’S HARD TO KNOW. >>SO CONGRESS IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN A TWO-WEEK RECESS ON FRIDAY. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE TIMES OF WHAT WE MAY SEE NEXT? >>WITH. >>Reporter: WE DON’T KNOW. SPEAKER PELOSI AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS, IT APPEARS THEY HAVE NOT SETTLED ON HOW QUICKLY THEY WANT TO MOVE. BUT I THINK THEY RISK LOSING THE MOMENT IF THEY DRAG THIS OUT TOO LONG. THE SHOCK VALUE IS THERE TODAY MAYBE THE STRONGEST ARGUMENT FOR IMPEACHMENT IS RIGHT NOW. MAYBE AFTER THIS THE PUBLIC WILL VIEW IT AS ONE MORE OUTRAGEOUS THING THE PRESIDENT AS DONE AND THE PUBLIC COULD START SHRUGGING THEIR SHOULDERS. WE’LL SEE HOW QUICKLY THEY’RE GOING TO MOVE. THE PROCEDURE PELOSI OUTLINED OF HAVING SIX COMMITTEES CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATIONS AND FEED WHAT THEY HAVE TO THE JUDICIARY SEEMS LIKE A PROCESS THAT WILL PRODUCE A LOT OF STUFF THAT WILL NOT MAKE TRACTION WITH THE PUBLIC. THIS DOES. DEMOCRATS COULD SQUANDER THE OPPORTUNITY IF THEY TRY AND ROPE IN TOO MANY OTHER THINGS. >>IN MODERN HISTORY, THERE ARE ONLY TWO IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, BILL CLINTON AND NIXON. >>IT’S HARD TO GENERALIZE. I WOULD SAY IN ALL CASES OF PRESIDENTIAL IMPEACHMENT, JOHNSON, NIXON AND CLINTON, IT WAS ALWAYS ABOUT SOME VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW. HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS CAN BE INTERPRETED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS BUT IT’S THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW. NIXON WAS ABOUT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AND BILL CLINTON IT WAS ABOUT PERJURY. IN THIS CASE WITH THE PHONE CALL IT’S NOT CLEAR THERE’S A VIOLATION OF LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. IT WAS AN ABUSE OF POWER IN A LARGER SENSE THAT COULD BE GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT, BUT HISTORICALLY, IMPEACHMENT HAS BEEN ABOUT VIOLATIONS OF LAW. SO MANY MAY NOT BE AS CLEAR CUT AS THE DEMOCRATS WANT IT TO BE BUT THE IT’S POWERFUL IN ITS OWN RIGHT. >>AND THIS IS BASED ON NOTES AND RECOLLECTIONS. DURING WATERGATE, THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION SAID INSTEAD OF RELEASING TAPES, IT WOULD CREATE MEMOS OF THE TAPE. >>Reporter: THE INITIAL OFFER FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IN 1973 WAS PROVIDING A SUMMARY OF WHAT WAS ON THE WHITE HOUSE TAPES, THEN HAVE A MISSISSIPPI SENATOR TRANSCRIBE THE TAPES. HE WAS FIRED THE NEXT DAY AND THAT SET IN MOTION THE CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT LED TO HIS IMPEACHMENT. HAVING SUMMARIES REALLY DOESN’T CUT IT. HAVING SOMEBODY, YOU KNOW, SOME OTHER PERSON AUTHENTICATE IT DOESN’T CUT IT. I THINK THE ONE STEP THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS CLEARLY DO HAVE TO TAKE IS TO BRING IN NOTE TAKERS, BRING IN THE PEOPLE THAT LISTENED TO THE PHONE CALL, AND ASK THEM ABOUT THE ELLIPSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THOSE, WHAT WAS SAID IN BETWEEN THOSE SENTENCES THAT ARE NOT IN TRANSCRIPT? >>IT’S VERY IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO PHONE CALLS. HOW HAS THE ROLE AND POWER OF CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT CHANGED FROM THE WATERGATE SCANDAL TO NOW? >>Reporter: CONGRESS IS SO POLARIZED THERE IS NO SPIRIT OF BIPARTISANSHIP WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTIGATIONS AT ALL. SO IT MAKES HOLDING HEARINGS, MAKES PURSUING INVESTIGATIONS ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT, BECAUSE THEY ARE INEVITABLY SEEN AS PARTISAN EXERCISES. WE SAW IT, YOU KNOW, DURING THE OBAMA YEARS WITH THE BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION, REPUBLICANS GOING AFTER HILLARY CLINTON. FROM A REPUBLICAN’S PERSPECTIVE, THAT’S WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN DOING WITH THE MUELLER REPORT AND RUSSIA MATTERS. SO LOOK,BARRY GOLDWATER AND OTHERS WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND SAID, YOU HAVE LOST PUBLIC SUPPORT, YOU HAVE TO RESIGN. REPUBLICANS WERE RESPONDING TO THE EVIDENCE. >>YOU THINK THAT’S UNLIKELY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TODAY? >>Reporter: RIGHT NOW WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT. MITT ROMNEY SAID WHAT HE’S SEEN THE TROUBLING BUT HE WANTS TO SEE MORE EVIDENCE. YOU SAW, YOU KNOW, YESTERDAY WHEN MITCH McCONNELL ALLOWED THE SCHUMER RESOLUTION TO PASS ALLOWING FOR THE WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT TO BE TURNED OVER, AND THAT COULD BE A SIGN THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OR WANTED TO SEE THE EVIDENCE. WE’LL SEE THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. >>QUICK QUESTION, DURING BILL CLINTON’S IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, WASN’T CONGRESS AS POLARIZED AS IT IS NOW? >>Reporter: YES, I THINK FIVE DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR HIS IMPEACHMENT. THE POLARIZATION HAS BEEN INCREASING OVER THE DECADES BUT I THINK WE’RE AT A SPOT TODAY WHERE WE HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE. >>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. APPRECIATE IT. >>>COMING UP, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS ALREADY FUND RAISING SO DOES IT THINK THIS WILL HELP THE REELECTION EFFORTS? WE’LL HEAR FROM THE CAMPAIGN’S PRESS SECRETARY NEXT. YOU’RE STREAMING “RED & BLUE.”

100 thoughts on “Trump holds news conference after Dems announce impeachment inquiry: watch live

  1. I can't put into the words the sick, disgusting lump that comes up in my chest when i hear these people talk. This isn't reporting it is however a wishlist. I wish, I wish, Please lets this stick, we have tried everything else. They seam to be willing to destroy "Everything" just to get the President

  2. We are right beside you President Trump, don't let up on them, pour the coal to it let the Trump Train Roll … all aboardddddd

  3. President TRUMP, he's working so hard and looks real tired. GOD give him strength in all that he does that is righteous and good before YOU. Amen! TRUMP2020

  4. Did he asked Ukraine prime minister, to falsely accuse hunter biden or did he asked to do a fair trail? Joe biden was bragging on camera as if he did something great!!! Dont u think thats a quidproco?

  5. Holy fake news Batman. You people just keep trying to convince yourselves that the president is going to be impeached and turn a blind eye to the corruption of the Democrats and the MSM. Wow people wake up.

  6. He knows he is corned and desperation will definitely pathologically seek out every tool he can think of and WILL NOW grow even more irrational and as illegal as he can get. He is limit testing his title of power. He can’t stop. He is psychologically detached from the US constitution and is his own state. It is not just a state of mind but a traitor and broken oath to the State of this Union!!!

  7. They had to get Al Capone on taxes. He didn’t see that coming. I wonder if Trump will go down in a similar scenario? Blind sided and the bottom falls out…..

  8. Hes an old guy that visited 20 plus countries in 3 days. Im 23 and id be on a 24 hour sleeping bender with that much travel. Good on him for trucking on putting up with the cry baby denocrats and liberals

  9. Al salvador a chingar a su madre con sus maras, a honduras a chingar a su madre con sus inmigrantes, a Colombia POR FAVOR más cocaina, chile siéntense no se queden parados, etc, etc, así cualquiera puede tener Meetings, de una forma u otra trump hace su luchita, está bien.

  10. he talks like a 6th grader. restates the exact same point the exact same way and uses endless run on or incomplete sentences

  11. Do you think that a criminal mind can acknowledge that committing crimes in order to avoid past crimes only make matters worse?

  12. So will we ever speak about the real blackmailing conducted by joe Biden to protect his son , or are you people so blinded by your hate

  13. So Biden actually said himself that he extorted Ukraine and the media doesnt even seem to think that's a problem? Biden uses his power in a corrupt way to keep his son out of jail and Trump is the bad guy? This world is so backward SMH

  14. Mr.President I would like to thank you for leaving your Billionaire Rockstar lifestyle. To serve our Great Nation at its darkest hour. Despite the fake news, Democrats and RINOS you have fulfilled every promise that you made. You Mr.President have exposed just how corrupt Washington is. It is my prayer that you serve another term draining the swamp as you go. And bringing back prosperity and dignity to our Country.

  15. FROM THE TRANSCRIPT:

    Donald Trump I will say that we do a lot for Ukraine. We spend a lot of effort and a lot of time. Much more than the European countries are doing and they should be helping you more than they are. Germany does almost nothing for you.

    Volodymyr Zelensky It turns out that even though logically, the European Union should be our biggest partner but technically the United States is a much bigger partner than the European Union and I'm very grateful to you for that because the United States is doing quite a lot for Ukraine. Much more than the European Union especially when we are talking about sanctions against the Russian Federation. I would also like to thank you foryour great support in the area of defense. We are ready to continue to cooperate for the nextsteps specifically we are almost. ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.

    Donald Trump I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you're surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it. Whatever you can do, it's very important that you do it if that's possible.

    Volodymyr Zelensky Yes it is very important for me and everything that you just mentioned earlier. For me as a President, it is very important and we are open for any future cooperation.

    Donald Trump There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it. It sounds horrible to me.

    Volodymyr Zelensky First of all, I understand and I'm knowledgeable about the situation. Since we have won the absolute majority in our Parliament, the next prosecutor general will be 100% my person, my candidate, who will be approved, by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September.

    Donald Trump I will have Mr. Giuliani give you a call and I am also going to have Attorney General Barr call and we will get to the bottom of it. I'm sure you will figure it out.

  16. TRUMP can do anything he wants to, he Owns America, Cares a damn for anything, and has corrupt Indian political friends too, I wonder Why ???………….

  17. Really issue he highlighted begin at 11:40, 55 days lock down, situation is even worst now no food, no internet,no media, no communication to reach the world, Genocide taking place in Kashmir, a dispute between 2 nuclear arms country God knows where is world going. India is heading toward Fascism

  18. We all know Illicit-45 is rotten to the core . . . . and we all want a new – actual President – who serves the interests of the country. We'll be voting BLUE across the board in 2020.

  19. Very strange, weird, bizarre to the extreme press conference. He's still in defiant denial, and the media is covering it all. In all his criminal Glory

  20. Whether you like him or not.. u can feel how tired he is of this job altogether and his energy is all the way down. It sounds like he just threw a fit before coming to the stage after hearing about the impeachment. But honestly I have no sympathy for him simply because of the things he has said and done over these past years.

  21. From 18:06 to 18:13 I DIED 🤣 You know for a fact Obama is rolling on the floor laughing hysterically!! This guy is something else 🐸☕

  22. At 27:00 he talks about his AMAZING electoral college victory as being much harder than popular vote victory – Candidate Trump said EC was rigged for Democrats and that the popular vote SHOULD decide the presidency. C'mon, just c'mon.

  23. I sincerely hope whomever continues to defend this guy knowing what we know NOW about who he really is never gets elected as a public official. This country has worked so hard to get to where we are today. The country deserves better than this man. The world deserves better than this man. It’s not about hate. It’s about standing up against people without morals determined to divide a country and enrich the undeserving few. We owe it to our children.

  24. Trump fully supports transparency except for when it comes to himself. In less than six minutes, he is already lying. That's why I don't watch him speak or listen to him talk. I was simply interested in what he had to say about his latest most grievous and traitorous event.

  25. Another weak effort by the left to try take from Trump what they can't have. Just give up already. This is cementing yet another win for the right, because the left is so full of themselves. Let the liberal tears flow once again!

  26. Look at it from a regular felon's point of view, who isn't "in the know".

    Reporter: Do you think it's right to investigate another citizen of wrong doing?

    Meanwhile, hundreds of people are investigating the president.

    Can U see the hypocrisy.

  27. Thank you President Trump. Keep up the good work and let the left implode. I see the fake news every day in my local paper. It’s incredible. My take is that the forces of the First and Second World Wars are still going on to try to overthrow capitalism and the Democratic Republic that it makes possible. In this respect the Zionists are not our friends. They gave us Soviet Russian and they are trying to give us Socialist America. The Zionists are racist and do not seek peace. They seek war and expansion. Who runs the FED? Orwell’s 1984 should be required reading. Everything the Dems are smearing our President with are things that they themselves are doing openly. President Trump is the last great hope for securing our Democratic Republic. He said it right at the UN that if you want peace you must support the nation states and their security. Globalism is death to the nation. (See Christopher Boleyn’s 911/Solved.)

  28. Looks like "truuth, justice and the American way" has fallen flat on its face. Thanks to the amoral thing that soils the white house.

  29. blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. "The economy is up", really? Has he witnessed the reality of our society – homeless scattered on the streets across the nation, familiies losing their homes, no affordable places to live, minimum wages for workers struggling to support their families while the rich keep filling their pockets of greed with no conscience…. "things are going well", really? We are facing a global climate crisis, extinction of species, the destruction of planet… he is living in his own self-proclaimed bubble.

  30. All corruption that went on for years and years now should be subject of investigation because that delivered us this orange crook to become president of 'murica. The trust of 'we the people' in government is almost all gone now. Time for REAL CHANGE because this ill deranged man you saw talking in this clip is what america has become. FIGHT to become a place worth to be respected.
    BERNIE /WARREN/BERNIE 2020

  31. Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct. It is certain that today, every honest American should be ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen and the crimes of Trump and his minions reach the light of day?

  32. Trump (the idiot) should just sit there & take it!! He’s the WORST in history; everybody knows it. After all the crud he’s pulled, the numb nuts should be impeached, sued, drained financially dry, & then disappear into the Bermuda Triangle, never to be heard from again; his name visibly taken from every public & private record.

  33. Republicans two months ago
    "We need to just concentrate our resources on Americans in our own country"

    This week
    "He didn't do anything wrong! We should be helping out other countries"

  34. "People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."—President Richard Nixon at a November 17, 1973 news conference

  35. I’d vote for trump. And to all those who did vote for trump and now talk down on him, what does that say about you? When you ask kids in elementary school about trump they say their teachers say he should be in Jail. Don’t forget he is also president trump for a reason. What do you think of when you hear trump? Abundance? That’s what kids need to know exists.

  36. All people have a right to speak and question.The president must know if any American is involved in war zones.In 5 months I have not had 1 cancer treatment.or even the scan.All delayed for doctors , waiting for thier freinds to do treatments.it spread into my tonsils.lymph nodes.I gave the cure for hep c.they sold it for $800,000,000 in nyc.as I die.60,000,000 americans are alive.as I die off.a very hard death.money has become everything.

  37. Democrats have waist their time trying to get Mr. Trump out of the Presidency with out any success at all. Democrats have lost it!! 🙃

  38. Here’s the thing that doesn’t make any sense what so ever the liberals want Trump to be impeached but here’s the thing if that were ever to happen then the Vice President takes office so there would be another republican cause Pence of course is a republican so it makes absolutely no sense but Trump will never be impeached because he did absolutely nothing wrong I’m really proud of Trump he’s the best president we’ve ever had and I’m definitely voting for him again next year Trump 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸.

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