President Trump Israel PM Netanyahu Meet in Oval Office CSPAN March 5, 2018 9:25pm-9:38pm EST
prime minister netanyahu. probably theld say best relationship that we've ever had. jerusalem was a wonderful thing and i know it is very much probablyappreciated. many residents were discussing , they promised it in their campaigns, but were never able to do what needs to be done. on trade dealsse and military. the relationship has never been .etter
thank you. >>. mr. president, milani, we want to thank you. it is a pleasure to see you both. this is the first time we have been to america's capital as you declared -- since you declared jerusalem. i want to tell you this, we proclamation of great kings to proclaim the -- [indiscernible] would recognize the rights of
the jewish people. 70 years ago, president harry truman was the first to remember donald j. trump recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. others talk about it, you did you.o thank i look forward to our discussions. if i had to say what are the greatest challenges for both countries? , iran.d be one word emboldened and enriched..
i think we have to it is practicing aggression everywhere including our own borders. and i think we have to stop this country. iran must be stopped. that is our common challenge. theuse of that challenge, arabs have never been closer to israel, israel has never been closer to the arabs. i look forward to those discussions but i want to reiterate. it's never been stronger. the people of israel see your iran, theyn putin, on see your magnificent defense of israel and the truth of the united nations.
matters that are vital to the security of both our nations. mr. president, i just want to say thank you for your leadership and thank you for your tremendous friendship. >> my honor. thank you very much. >> thanks, everyone. >> they have started construction. if i may, we will talk about that another time. we're working on it. we will have it built very quickly. a lot of people wouldn't be doing it quickly. we are it quickly and very inexpensively. they put an order on my desk leslie four $1 billion. i said what is that -- on my desk for $1 billion.
we are doing to for about $250,000. it's temporary but it will be very nice. is that good? we are looking at coming if we can. israel is very special to me. a special country, special people. i look forward to being there and i look forward to that decision. >> when will you present your peace deal? >> we will say. look -- will see. what better than if we could make peace between israel and the palestinians? we are working very hard on doing that. we have a very good chance. the biggest difficulty that anybody has had, over 25 years, nobody could get past number one, jerusalem. we have taken it off the table. so this gives us a real opportunity.
we will see how it works out. the palestinians i think are wanting to come back to the table. >> what if they don't? >> if you don't -- they don't come you don't have these. -- peace. that's a possibility also. everyone said that's the hardest deal to make. this iseal you say almost as bad as israel and the palestinians. this is the hardest deal. this is years and years of opposition and frankly, hatred. a lot of things involved in this thing beyond the land. i will tell you that if we can do peace between israel and the palestinians, that would be a great thing for the world, a great thing for this country and for everybody. we are working very hard and we have a shot at doing it. thank you all very much, i appreciate it. >> [indiscernible] >> no, we are not backing down.
mexico, we had a very bad deal with mexico, very bad deal with canada called nafta. factories have left her countries, jobs have left our countries. for many years nafta has been a disaster. we are renegotiating nafta as a set i would. if we don't make a deal i will terminate nafta. if i do make a deal which is fair to the workers and american people, i imagined that would be one of the points we will negotiate, tariffs on steel for canada and for mexico. we will see what happens but right now, 100%. it could be a part of nafta. i just got a call from the people who are right now in mexico city negotiating nafta. mexico, and canada won't talk about it. but if they are not going to make a fair nafta deal, we are just going to leave it this way. people have to understand, our country on trade has been ripped
off by virtually every country in the world. whether it is friend or enemy. everybody. and take people that we think are wonderful, the year be in union. e, can't do business in ther, they don't allow it. they also have tariffs by the way, but they had trade barriers far worse than
tariffs. if they want to do something we would just tax their cars. friends, bute remember this, we lost over the last number of years $800 billion a year. million, not $.12, $800 billion a year on trade. not going to happen. we are going to get it back. the biggest problem is china. billion.500
how previous president allow that to happen is disgraceful. but we are going to take care of it. thank
you all very much. thank you. >> [inaudible] >> i don't think you're going to have a trade more. -- trade war. >> thanks, everyone. >> thank you very much. exit.ase thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continues his d.c. visit tuesday
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