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people working, which is more than weaver had. so we're doing well in every respect and i have a feeling that your country is going to do fantastically well and whatever we can do. >> thank you very much, mr. president. thank you very much. it's a great pleasure to me to be here and it's better to be on tv than by phone. [ laughter ] >> and mr. president, thank you very much. and i'm not the first time to be in new york, but i know that you've never been in ukraine. >> that's right. >> and your predecessor, also, how do you say it in english, didn't find time. >> thank you very much. >> thank you all for being here. we've had a tremendous three days in new york at the united nations. i want to thank the secretary
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general. it's been really incredible what's been taking place and he's been a fantastic host to a lot of countries. the meetings i had on a bilat or close were pretty staggering. i think we set a new record, but you'll have to check that out. we met very, very -- for pretty 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, india, iraq, argentina, germany, brazil, france, japan, ukraine, honduras, el salvador, saudi arabia, jordan, kuwait, qatar,
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chile, columbia, ecuador and peru. other than that, we weren't too busy over the last few days. and unfortunately the press doesn't even cover it. we've made some fantastic deals, like with japan for farmers. we have a tremendous trade deal with japan and that doesn't get covered, because you waste your time on nonsense. the pmi manufacturers index has gone substantially up, which was an incredible larry kudlow, wherever you may be. he just gave me these numbers. and existing new home sales are through the roof. just came out. oil prices have gone down ever since the saudi arabia incident and they've gone down very sub stanchly, so we have plenty of
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oil. but those numbers were surprising to you, larry, and the extent of the increase, is that a correct statement? so thank you, larry kudlow. we think we'll make this little announcement to you because, you know the so-called whistle-blower, 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. but i've spoken with leader kevin mccarthy and the republicans, many of them, and we were going to do this anyway, but i've informed them, all of the house members, that i fully support transparency on the so-called whistle-blower information, even though it was supposedly secondhand information, which is sort of
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interesting. and other things have come out about the whistle-blower that are also maybe even more interesting. but 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've informed the leader about that, and additionally i demand transparency from democrats who went to ukraine and attempted to force the new president, who i met and is an outstanding person, who i just met a little while ago. some of you were there. i think he's going to be outstanding. he got elected on the basis of corruption. he wants to end corruption in ukraine and i think that's great. but they went there and they wanted to force the new president to do things that they
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wanted under the form of political threat. they threatened him if he didn't do things. now, that's what they're accuse meg of, but i didn't do it. 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, but he meant pressure. it's the same thing. no push, no pressure, no nothing. it's all a hoax, folks. it's all a big hoax. and the sad thing about this hoax is that we worked so hard with all of these countries, and i mean really hard. i've been up from early in the morning until late in the evening, and meeting with different countries all for the good of our country, and the press doesn't even cover all of this. and it's really disappointing also to those countries that are with us and spend so much time with us. so we want transparency, we've
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informed kevin mccarthy about transparency and we said vote for it. so i think you'll have close to 100% of the republican votes, i hope. and they got almost no attention, but in may cnn reported that senators robert menendez, richard dur bin and patrick leahy wrote a letter to ukraine's prosecutor general expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical. in the letter they implied that their support for u.s. assistance to ukraine was at stake and that if they didn't do the right thing, they wouldn't get any assistance. see, doesn't that sound familiar? doesn't that sound familiar? and chris murphy, who i've been dealing with on guns, so nice, oh, no, we want to work it out, but they're too busy wasting their time on the witch hunt. so senator chris murphy
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literally threatened the president of ukraine that if he doesn't do things right, they won't have democrat support in congress. so you're going to look at all of this. one other thing, just going off certain notes and elements of what we've been doing over the last three days, but 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've gotten to know and he's a tough cookie. and i was surprised, i was shocked to hear this, was going to quit, blaming the white house for something that they wouldn't let him talk openly, freely. and i was shocked, because i know joe and he's tough, tough guy. and i was really surprised to hear he was going to quit before
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i could even either talk to him or talk to anybody else, he put out a statement. i didn't speak to joe yet. but he said at 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 16th, 2019. i have never quit anything in my life and i am not going to start now. i'm committed to leading the intelligence community to address the diverse and complex threats facing our nation. that's from the acting director of national intelligence, a very good man, joseph mcguire. so having a great period of time, our country is the strong ec est it's ever been economically, our numbers are phenomenal. thank you, everybody, the numbers are phenomenal. our economy is the strongest in
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the world, we're the largest economy in the world. had my opponent won, we would be second right now because china was catching us so rapidly, we would have been second by this time. and unless somebody does a very poor job as president, we're going to be first for a long way because we've picked up trillions and trillions of dollars in value and worth of our country and china has lost trillions and trillions of dallas, and millions of jobs. and their supply chain. and 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've ever had. you know you've heard me say it many times, african-american, asian american, hispanic american, the best unemployment numbers we've ever had.
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and the most and best employment numbers, 160 million, very close to that number, in jobs we've never been anywhere close. wages are up and inequality is down, something that people don't like writing 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 jobs and three jobs. when i say three years ago, i'm talking into the area sometime prior to the election. and they were doing very badly, and now for the first time in many years, wages are up and employment is up and unemployment is down. and it's a beautiful thing to watch. in a week of active and ambitious diplomacy here at the united nations, america renewed
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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. so we'll see what happens with respect to brexit. but i suspect we'll have a fantastic deal with the uk. it should be much bigger than it has been over the last number of years, over the last 20 years, frankly. it should be a much bigger deal. that's true with many countries. we're going to have much bigger trade deals with a lot of countries that have an opportunity to come and they all want to do business with the united states, especially now. earlier today i today alongside prime minister abe of japan, a friend of mine, great gentleman. had a great reelection.
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and we signed a terrific new trade deal, which tremendously helps our farmers and ranchers and technology. the technology companies are real big beneficiaries. we also held productive conversations with leaders of pakistan, india and many other nations in achieving stronger ties of fair and reciprocal trade. with respect to pakistan and india, we talked about cakashmi. and i offered whether it's arbitration or mediation or whatever it has to be, i'll do whatever i can. because they're at very serious odds right now and hopefully that will get better. you look at the two gentlemen heading those two countries, two good friends of mine. i said fellows, work it out, just work it out. those are two nuclear countries, they've got to work it out. this week we also made incredible strides on national
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security with the president of poland, we designed a joint declaration advancing defense cooperation and crucially poland has agreed to put up 100% of the money, something i don't think you've ever heard said before. but they're going to put up 100% of the money of hosting additional u.s. military personnel that will be taken from various other countries. we'll be moving them around. poland is building us phenomenal new facilities. they're spending everything and they are going to really do a job. but we'll be moving a few thousand soldiers and poland will be paying for it. together with prime minister lee of singapore, i signed an important agreement extending our defense cooperation. this hasn't been changed in many years. and yesterday i met with prospective members of the
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middle east strategic alliance, which is a group that i know very well. i know all of them. and through this effort the nations of the middle east are taking more responsibility for securing their own future and their own neighborhood. and they're also reimbursing us and paying us for a lot of the military work that we incredibly do. but because we're now independent energy-wise, we're energy independent, we have very few boats going over the middle east. we used to have them going through the straits all the time and 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've got big problems. we have very few boats going over there. they were saying the other day they've never attacked an american boat. i'm not asking for trouble, but if they do they know they have far bigger trouble. but then they said, you know, we
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don't see very many american boats over here anymore. this week also brought extraordinary progress to nations of our own hemisphere. in recent days we have achieved historic asylum cooperation agreements with el salvador, guatemala and honduras. we were with el salvador today. a great young gentleman became the president. he's strong and tough and he's taking care of crime. he was really something today. i was very impressed with him. and likewise with honduras, who we met, we signed a cooperation agreement with both and also with guatemala. we're work ing with our partner in central america to make sure that asylum seekers can pursue relief as close to their home countries as possible. that will make a tremendous difference at our southern border. and mexico, i have to say president lopez has been
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outstanding and an outstanding partner and he's doing a great job in mexico. the cartels are way down and the numbers, our secretaries here now, the numbers are way down, way, way down. and we're 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 and would be so easy to fix. and they know they should be fixed but they don't want to do it because they don't want to give trump any credit. it's all about the election. they don't care about our country, they care about the election. and the sad part is with all of the tremendous work that we've done this weekend, whether it's secretary mnuchin or secretary pompeo who had some outstanding, outstanding meetings with all of this tremendous work that we've done, the press doesn't even cover it. and the democrats did this hoax
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during the united nations week. it was perfect, because this way it takes away from this tremendous achievements that we're taking care of doing, that we're involved in. in new york city at the united nations. so that was all planned, like everything else. it was all planned. and the witch hunt continues. but they're getting hit hard on this witch hunt, because when they look at the information, it's a joke. impeachment for that? when you have a wonderful meeting or you have a wonderful phone conversation. i think you should ask -- actually, you know, that was the second conversation. i think you should ask for the first conversation also. i can't believe they haven't. although i heard there's a rumor out there, they want the first conversation. it was beautiful, it was just a perfect conversation. but i think you should do that. i think you should.
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and i think you should ask for vp pence's conversation, because he had a couple of conversations also. i can save you a lot of time. they were all perfect. nothing was mentioned of any import other than congratulations. but the word is that they're going to ask for the first phone conversation. you can have it any time you need it. and also mike pence's conversations, which were i think one or two of them. they were perfect. they were all perfect. it's very sad what the democrats are doing to this country. they're dividing. they're belittling, they're demeaning our country. so many leaders came up to me today and they said, sir, what you go through, no president has ever gone through. and it's so bad for your country. people laugh at the stupidity of what they've asked for. we could do asylum and we could do all of these different things so easily. we could do asylum quickly and do loopholes and get rid of
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them. instead, we actually make deals with mexico and with guatemala, el salvador, honduras and we're doing it with them instead of with our congress. but the wall is being built, by the way. it got little coverage. i went to the border. it's going up in new mexico, it's going up to arizona, it's going up in california, believe it or not. they really wanted the 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, spoke to him a lot. but the governor of texas, lieutenant governor of texas, attorney general of texas, the senators of texas, ted cruz and we're building an incredible wall. it's going to look great, it's going to be virtually impossible
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to cross unless you're one hell of a mountain climber. it's very tough. it's going to be very tough to get people and drugs over those walls because they're the real deal. i want to the secretary of homeland security and he got all of his people together. i said give me four walls, your optimum, every single thing included, and they gave me 20% less, 20% less and 20% less, meaning less cost. they came back and they said this is the wall, sir. this would be the best. we have the panels on top which are anti-climb panels. i don't know if you noticed the steel on top. we have a different design for a different area. but it's anti-climb and it's very tough. we had people going out and real climbers telling us which is the toughest to climb. but these are anti-climb panels. very tough to get across. and the wall is going up many miles a week and we hope to have
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over 400, but maybe as much as 500 miles, which will pretty much do it, because you have a lot of natural barriers. you have mountains, you have really rough rivers and some real rough land that you can't cross very easily, so they serve as natural walls. but we will have we think over 400, but we could even have 500 miles to combat the malice, corruption of both the venezuelan and iranian dictatorships, today i issued proclamations suspending the entry to 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 meeting at the united nations. i'm so surprised, first president for this. i can't believe that i'm first. i spoke to franklin graham about that. i can't believe it. at the united nations on protecting religious freedom and
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liberty for people around the world. while some partisans and elected bureau oh krats in washington may interests 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, i really can say, of my presidency was standing up for american prosperity, american security and the american way of life and together with our friends and partners, we're building a more peaceful, prosperous and promising future. we have a tremendous relationship now with a lot of nations that are very happy with what's going on and that includes in south america where this would be helpful where nobody thought this would be
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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 there ares and all we got back were caravans of people pouring in. we had tremendous -- we had tremendous -- it was terrible, and we got that stopped and the countries are now helping us and we stopped those payments, by the way. we don't pay those countries that money anymore, but i will tell you, if they're as good as they seem to be they're really doing a job on crime and stopping the wrong people from leaving and coming to the united states. we'll be helping them a lot with economic development projects and other things. so with that, we had a tremendous three days. it was beautiful to see. we made a lot of new friends. i read you a list of all of the countries i saw, pretty much one-on-one and it's been very
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busy, but it's been very, very fruitful. so we could take a couple of questions and i'd love some questions on some of the things that we accomplished at unga instead of the witch hunt, the phony witch hunt questions which i know that's what you want to ask because it's probably better for you, but it's not better for the country. so maybe we'll take a few questions, please. >> thank you, mr. president. you suggested that you didn't do anything wrong in the course of your conversations with the ukrainian president, but 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 if barack obama had asked a foreign leader for information about you when you campaigned for the presidency. >> that's what he did, really? when you think about it. that whole witch hunt was started and hopefully that will all come out and there were f n
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fantastic books written that just came out whether you look at gregg jarrett 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 will see what they did to us and what they've done to this country is a disgrace and they hurt this country badly and no other president should have to go through what i've gone through. the president, the new president of ukraine is looking to stop corruption. there's a lot of corruption going on and i just told you about senators that threatened him with votes and no money coming in to ukraine and that's what people are trying to say that i did. i didn't do it. you take a look at that call. there was no quid pro quo and there was with biden and there was with these senators and they threatened. they said you do this, you do that, we're not going to give you votes. that's the real deal.
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so we have an honest group of people that have been maligned and, you know, it's -- a lot of people say i'm very happy. yesterday, i guess we had a 53 poll and a lot of people said add ten points to anybody voting for trump, you can add, any time you get a poll you can add ten points or six points. i don't know if i consider that to be a compliment, but in one way it is a compliment. far more people came to vote than anyone thought possible. >> why should the american people be comfortable with an american president asking a foreign leader asking a foreign leader. >> what we're looking for is corruption and an investigation started called the russian witch hunt, affectionately, and it was a total phony scam. it was set up by people within
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the government to try and stop somebody from getting elected and after that -- after that person, namely me, won and convincingly won at 306 to 223 in the electoral college, which by the way, when you run a race, if you're running electoral -- you know, if you go by the college, the electoral college, that's a much different race than running popular vote, and it's like the 100-yard dash or the mile. you train differently, and i can't help it that my opponent didn't go to wisconsin and should have gone to michigan, pennsylvania or other place e but that's the way it is. we won an election convincingly, convincingly and then you had the text message on, well, if she doesn't win, we've got an insurance policy. how bad was that? you know with the insurance policy, that's sort of what has been taking place over the last number of years, the insurance
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policy. now there are a lot of very dishonest people. we're the ones who played it straight and you know what? the millions of people out there that are looking at what's going on, those people understand it. they see it and they think it's disgusting, and our people are being hurt and our country is being hurt when a nancy pelosi allows her position to be taken over by radical, far left socialists or worse, that's pretty bad. that's pretty bad. especially when the senators and all of these other people have actually done what they're accusing me of doing which i didn't do. i'm going to have mike pompeo say a couple of words and i'll have steve mnuchin say a couple of words and then we'll do a couple of more questions. >> mr. president, i thought i'd start by talking about iran. we had a productive week. we saw the europeans tack a position with respect to the attacks that took place in saudi arabia and making sure that was
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iran that the existing jcpa framework is not going to work and it will not solve the world's problems and solve the middle east security, and we had a good meeting with the middle east allies and the president joined for a meeting of the gcc where we talked again how we can help deter and we want peace. we want a peaceful resolution with the islamic republic of iran and we're hoping it can get that way and in the end it will be up to the iranians to make that decision whether they choose violence and hate and this president said in the general assembly. if they're blood thirsty, they'll continue, and they'll mack sure they never have a nuclear weapon and if they can't foment their terror with balist being missiles all around the world. i think we made real progress uniting the world over the past few days. thank you. >> thank you. >> as secretary pompeo said on iran, we had very good
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discussions with all of our allies about the sanctions program which is the maximum pressure and unity on the sanctions program, the europeans made it very clear they would not do anything without our consent and then on the economic front we had the entire economic team here for all of the meetings. secretary ross, larry kudlow and ambassador lighthizer just left to go back to d.c. he's working hard on trying to get usmca passed. so we had a lot of productive discussions and the japanese trade deal and a lot of discussions on investing in the u.s. and more jobs in the u.s. and more trade. thank you. >> okay. go, please. >> thank you. christina with fox news business and i'll leave it to everybody else to talk about impeachment and the markets reacted positively after you spoke about china and that it would happen sooner rather than unexpectedly, yet you have the foreign minister of china saying they
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have no intention of, you know, unseating the united states and yet they're investing heavily in infrastructure and military. >> not anymore, maybe. >> what is different this time, though, the fact that you're saying it's progressing? >> eo i just think it's progressing. i think they want to make a deal. >> they're losing their supply chain. >> do you have anything specific? >> i don't want to say that, but i can tell you that these two men in this case, and more specifically, steve, we're having some very good conversations and i guess it's next week that a group is coming in and the week after so we have a lot of talks going on and also by telephone. they want to make a deal and you know why they want to make a deal? because they're losing their jobs and because their supply chain is going to hell and companies are moving out of china and they're moving to lots of other places including the united states and that's not good. that's far worse than they thought and by the way, in the meantime they're taking in
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billions and billions of dollars in tariffs and we're taking in tremendous numbers in tariffs and we're helping our farmers who got targeted. now, by the way, china is starting to buy our agricultural product again and they're starting to go with the beef and all of the different things, pork very big on pork and if you look and if you see and they put out a statement and they're starting to buy our ag again. they want to make a deal and they should want to make a deal. the question is do we want to make a deal. >> if the ufcs doesn't want to pass through nafta? >> i think nafta is the worst trade deal ever made although i also happen to think the world trade organization is not one of the greats, not one of the greats. that was the creation of china which went like a rocket ship from the day they signed. it was terrible, but, no, we're going to find out. that will be a very interesting
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question with nancy and chuck and all of 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're having great polls. we have internal polls, ohio, iowa, pennsylvania is looking good and we just won two races that a lot of people thought we would get new races and one was down 17 points and they ended up winning by a substantial margin, by a substantial margin and dan bishop and then we had a second race, as you know and he was up one or two points and he ended up winning by, what was it? 25 points or some incredible -- i'll ask you folks because i don't want to be inaccurate otherwise i have a front-page story. we have breaking news, trump exaggerated, but he won by many, many points and he was leading by maybe two, maybe three, but he won by -- in the 20s.
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so it's been looking great in north carolina and looking great in florida, and you had one or two congressmen, democrats saying, listen, we can't beat him at the election so let's impeach him, right? then you hear al green, that's a beauty. he's a real beauty, that guy, but he said very distinctively it was all over the place. i don't know, they're trying to lose their tape, i guess, but he said we -- essentially said we can't beat him, let's impeach him. that's pretty dangerous stuff. steve, go ahead. >> thank you, sir. you had expressed some concerns about the president of releasing the transcript. why did you go ahead and do it? >> because i was getting such fake news and i just thought it would be better and now they're asking for the first conversation because i had a conversation on a previous
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election plateau that he had hit, the current president hit a couple of different plateaus and i spoke to him previous to the call that we released which was a very innocent call, very, very innocent, very nice call, and as he said i wasn't pushed. i wasn't pushed meaning pressured. he wasn't pressured at all, but i don't like the concept of releasing calls because when a president or a prime minister or a king or a 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 fool. what happens is it's hard to do business that way. you want to have people feel comfortable. so i hated it, but you folks were saying such lies, such horrible things about a call that was so innocent and so nice. lindsay grahamed to me when he read it, it was very interesting. he's a good man.
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he's a smart man. he said i can't believe it. i never knew you could be this nice to a person. i can't believe it. you were so on eye 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 i was, but he was shocked that it was such a nice call and he said there is nothing here, and all fair people say the same thing, but i don't like the precedent, steve, when you're dealing with heads of state to think that their call is going to be released, but i felt that and you know, we spoke to ukraine about it. mike actually called up his counterpart and we spoke to ukraine about it because we -- because they could have been, we would not have done it, but he actually said that was a very innocent call. you can release it all you want. are you now braced for a long impeachment saga? >> i thought we won. i thought it was dead. it was dead. the mueller report, no
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obstruction, no collusion and you look at the things that happened and corey lewandowski was fantastic the other day as a person they had been tormenting and you look at the legal fees and people came here with bright eyes and they wanted to make life so great for other people and they left where they spent hundreds of thousands of there ares in legal fees that they didn't have 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, they came to washington because they wanted to make the united states and the world a better place and they went home, and they were dark. they got hit by mueller's subpoenas. i think there were 2,500 subpoenas or some ridiculous number. 500 people were interviewed and yet they don't interview joe biden and his son? if you're a democrat you have
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automatic protection. that's years and years of people putting in certain people into position, but when you look at all of the -- all of the trauma that these fakers have caused and the press, look, the press is much of the press is not only fake, it's corrupt. these stories they right are corrupt and they know that. i used to get great press until i ran for politics. i used to be the king of getting good press and i was very good at it. they covered me well for what otherwise i probably wouldn't be here and once i ran i said boy, this is incredible, but if you see the way they treat my family, i used to be treated great. my family works so hard. the people that work with me, these people, all of these people, they work so hard, they've -- we have the greatest economy we've ever had. we have a military, 2.5 trillion there ares and you don't hear
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the vets complaining. we have choice approved and it couldn't be approved, 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 mike, smart guy, by the way, and act like he's so serious and then he goes into a room with nadler and they must laugh their asses off. they must laugh their asses off, but it is so bad for our country. people have said rush limbaugh, great man, sean hannity said it, a lot of people have said it. mark levine, they said they don't know if one man anywhere in the world with all of the men they know or woman that could handle what i've had to handle, and i think that's true, but i handle it. to me it's like putting on a suit. all right. how about one more question? a question on the economy? a question on the economy? go ahead. go ahead. >> hi, mr. president.
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bpi tv from venezuela. caracas, venezuela. >> how are you doing? >> how are you doing over there? >> pretty bad. >> our situation is bad, but we are fighting. >> and it was one of the great countries, and one of the richest countries not so long ago, 15 years ago. it's incredible. >> but we are going to make it. >> i agree with that and we're helping you. we're helping you. yeah. i know and thank you. go ahead. >> i have two questions to take advantage of this. maduro traveled to russia and cabello to north korea, two of the most antagonist nations in the u.s. interests, what can be done to contain this? what are they looking for in that country and because their special envoy mr. abrams said that the russians are willing to negotiate. this is one question and the other, mr. president, you say
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that the socialist is one of the biggest challenge you said yesterday in the united nation, but the region is far from safe. maduro is still a dictator, full in power and in argentina and brazil are under threat about the socialist and public. are you worried about it? >> i will say that socialism will never happen in the united states and it can't happen in the united states, and venezuela, unfortunately, i have to use your country what socialism can do and how it can tear the fabric of a country apart because i know a lot about venezuela. i've had many, many friends of mine come from venezuela. they live, many in miami, and certain section of miami. i won't mention the name because they'll say i'm thinking about my business and i'm not, but they are fantastic people and they like your president. they voted overwhelmingly for me. they like what i'm doing for venezuela.
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we have venezuela very much in our heards and very much in our sights and we're watching it very carefully, and you know what i would say? we're giving millions and millions of dollars in aid, not that we want to from the maduro standpoint, but we have to because on the humanitarian -- people are dying. they have no food. they have no water. they have no nothing. they have no medicine, their hospitals are closed or don't even have electricity and it is so sad to see. let me just say that we have it under control. we're watching it very carefully and we're going to be very -- >> russia is -- >> we're watching it very carefully including other countries that may or may not be playing games. >> but you know if russia is talking with usa or guaido. >> put this in the back of your mind. it will all be fine and we very much know what's going on and
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we're very much involved, okay? thank you all very much. thank you. thank you very much. watch c-span3 thursday live at 9:00 eastern as acting director of national
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intelligence joseph maguire testifies before the house select intelligence committee chaired by congressman adam schiff, democrat from california and congressman devin nunes, the republican ranking member from california on the handling of a whistle-blower complaint involving president trump. live coverage thursday at 9:00 eastern on c-span3. online at or listen live on the free c-span radio app. ♪ ♪ >> the house will be in order. for 40 years, drshgs span has been providing america unfiltered coverage of congress, the white house, the supreme court and public policy events from washington, d.c. and around the country so you can make up your own mind created by cable in 1979. c-span is brought to you by your local cable and satellite provider. c-span, your unfiltered view of government.
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>> the recommendations for u.s. foreign policy in the country. the congressionally mandated report highlights russia's influence in syria. the humanitarian crisis and bashir assad's hold on power. a subcommittee held a hearing to examine the report and discuss its findings with the co-chairs of the study group.