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  President Trump NATO Secretary General News Conference  CSPAN  December 3, 2019 12:07pm-1:00pm EST

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secretary general as the three-day nato summit gets under way. talk about the financial contributions and force readiness. after that they brought in reporters. president trump: well, thank you very much. secretary to be with sultenberg with nato. we met many times. he's doing a fantastic job. i am a big fan. his contract was extended. very happy about that. doing a fantastic job. we appreciate it. the secretary general will tell you that through some negotiation we've increased the budget of u.s.a.,es other than the because we're paying far more than anybody else and far more g.d.p., percentage of but we've increased the numbers hat other countries have made by $130 billion.
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it was going down for close to 20 years. look at a roller coaster down. that was going on for a long time. wouldn't have had a nato if you kept going that way. increased it. incredible wealth. happy to have helped. but the secretary has been to do that for a long time and i can tell you he's very happy about it. to generally we are going have a big couple days. i believe we are going to have a very dous couple days but big, very important. tremendous -- as it pertains to nato. country.r perhaps one and we'll be talking to that one country. out. see how that works the one country has a couple of points but those points are very devastating to nato. we'll find out about that during the next two days. and with that i had hey like -- like to introduce the secretary general to say a few words. general: thank you very much, mr. president.
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to see you again. we are making real progress. importantly on -- it's had a real impact. since 2016, canada and the allies have added $130 defense.o the this number will increase to u.s. dollars by 2024. this is making nato very stronger. it's responding when the world changing. we'll focus a wide range of issues including fighting against terrorism, arms control, russia, ionship with
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the rise of china, and nato is most successful alliance in history. of course, we have been able to when the role is changing. more ct we are doing together now than we have done for many decades. for ce again, thank you your leadership and your strong commitment to nato. president trump: i love your we're able to change when the world is changing. you do have to do that. mission was somewhat different than it is now. today the world is a lot then.ent than it was back but that's a very profound statement. it's a statement that everybody understand. ok. thank you very much, everybody. knuckleball president trump: i have no thoughts on it. i have no thoughts on it. i will be meeting with him, yes.
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reporter: when will that be? resident trump: i don't have the schedule up here. i have many meetings. i have meetings set up with many different countries. eporter: nato saying [inaudible] president trump: who said that? macron.: president president trump: and turkey responded by saying he is brain dead. a greatest purpose. the united states was paying a amount.rtionate i heard that president macron said that nato is brain dead. it's very insulting to a lot of forces -- doing a very good job at running nato. a purpose. nato is becoming much more flexible in terms of what -- but i was very surprised. i'd like to ask you, what do you think, saying nato is brain dead? that's not the
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nato is active, nato is agile. advancing. first ltenberg: for the time in our history, we have troops in the eastern part of the alliance. see u.s. and canada are investing more. stepping up against the fight against terrorism. addressing the rise of china. alliances have proven once again to be able to adapt to change. responding to a changing world. [inaudible] president trump: it's a tough statement when you make a that.ent like nasty statement to 28 countries. a very that you have high unemployment rate in
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france. france is not doing well economically at all. starting to tax other people's products so therefore we're going to tax them. place right now in technology. we're doing that and everything else. a very tough statement to make when you have such difficulty in france. at what's happened with the yellow vests or you look at certain ing on during parts. they had a very rough year. making t go around statements like that about nato. it's very disrespectful. reporter: the department of inspector general report that the attorney general disagrees with that conclusion, with attorney general barr? president trump: well, i just don't know. seen it. i purposefully stay out of it. a terrific attorney general. he didn't need this job. something great for the country.
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as you know he's a very successful man. to work -- when he left. he picked a great company to work for. a very successful man. didn't need the job. he's doing a great job. report.ot seen the perhaps he's read the report. i think he was quoted incorrectly. do believe that because i'm hearing the report is very powerful. reading earing that by lots of different things. not from inside information but outside information. to do is l we have wait. is it going to be released on monday, monday or so? think we have to read it and we have to see it. ut i hear there's a lot of devastating things in that report. but we'll see what happens. to wait. few days we have been waiting a long time. i do think the big report to to be the going during ham report. that's the -- durham report. hat's the one that people are waiting for. he's highly respected. he's worked very hard. he's worked long hours, i can
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tell you, and gone all over the world. so we'll see. the durham report is very important. people are really looking forward to. this is a very important report. the i.g. report is a very important report. correct -- i is read it in your newspaper. is correct, that would be a little disappointing, just one asset -- one aspect of the report. we'll see what happens. days.oming out in a few i hear it's devastating. but we'll soon find out. yes. reporter: [inaudible] president trump: well, i think the secretary general has done a great job bringing nato together. it's unfair because the united some is paying 4% and people could say 4.3% of the largest g.d.p. there is in the by far. because we brought it to a level even obody thought possible. o we're paying 4% to 4.3% when
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germany is paying 1% to 1.2%. of a much smaller g.d.p. it's not fair. it's europe. not fair also when you have union -- i'm changing that and changing it rapidly. it's not good to take fair of and take advantage on trade. we can't let that happen. so we're talking to the european talking to 're various countries about nato but e're talking to the european union about trade and they have to shape up. things will get
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tough. mr. stoltenberg: we are not europe.and meet every day. we discuss actions together. a wide range of different security challenges. we do that more now than we have done for many, many years. the reality is [inaudible] we need fair burden sharing. organizing as an alliance, responding to new space.ges in cyber, in a new domain for something that never has been before. there are differences because we 29 different countries from atlantic. of the different geography. espite differences, we have always been able to protect each other because we are stronger safer together.
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with those other companies. but there are companies -- there american companies, i want to tax those companies. they are not going to be taxed by france. so france will put a tax on -- it was totally out of the blue. idea.t had the emmanuel had an idea, let's tax companies. i won't let people take advantage of american companies people takes advantage of the american companies it's going to be us. it's not going to be france. so we're taxing, as you know, we're taxing their wines and everything else. very, very big tax put on them. airbus.a tax going on and that will be a good thing for boeing. to do thatonly going if it's necessary. we won in the world trade organization, we won $7.5 billion. we never used to win before me the united re me states was a sucker for all of these different organizations realize, the world trade organization realizes that
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my attitude on them, if they us fairly, well, i'll tell you someday what will happen. nd we've been winning a lot of cases at the world trade organizations. we virtually, very rarely did we a case. they took advantage of the united states. is.hat's where it we won $7.5 billion. if france puts a tax on our companies, again, these are companies that are against -- you know, they were against me, read the papers correctly. i don't know why they were against me but they were against me. they're supposed to be very powerful. i won. powerful. are not so they are american companies. i don't want france taxing american companies. going to be taxed, it's going to be the united states will tax them. ok. are you saying now [inaudible] i don'tt trump: because want to complicate it. i won a lot of elections for a lot of people. if you look just over the last
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few months, two elections in north carolina i won. helped the governor of kentucky. doesn't write they went up 17, 18, 19 points. him 19 points. in louisiana, i got them into a runoff. after getting them into a he picked up 14 points because they thought he was oing to lose to a popular governor, john bell edwards, good guy, popular governor. won.most lost by less than a point. with the exception of those two impact ere i had a huge because i raised them up almost to victory and they had no exception of he those two, i won virtually every race that i participated in. this is a different country. say often in germany me like obama. the -- germany, they like obama. the reason is because he gave the ship away. wouldn't em things i
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do. and i love germany. i love this country. of countries, but i'm representing the u.s., so like me because i'm representing us and i represent us strong. president obama did not represent us strong. he gave everything away. and he shouldn't have done that. and that's why we're still paying a price for what he did. stay out of the election. fan of brexit.a i called it the day before. durnbury.ned up many of you were there. i recognize many of you were there. hey asked me whether or not brexit would happen i said yes and everybody smiled and they aughed and i said, yes, it's going to happen, in my opinion. it was just my opinion. the next day they had the was right.d i but i stay out of it. i think boris is very capable and i think he'll do a good job.
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reporter: [inaudible] had a nt trump: i always good relationship with emmanuel. sometimes he says things he say.dn't i disagree with some of his policies with respect to france he's gotgot to do what to do. sometimes i think he does things that are counterproductive for own country. work with ould you prime minister corbin? president trump: i am a very easy person to work with. look at this gentleman. when i came in i was angry at i raised $130 billion. talking e way, you are annually. you are talking about a tremendous amount of money. talking about -- you are talking that are ers astronomical. and yet, you still have many them uent -- i call delinquent when they are not paid up in full and then i ask the other question. in full, don't pay up
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what happens to the past year? germany is at 1% and they stay at 1% and another -- well, does that mean disappears for the last five years? asked that question. not a bad question for you to be asking. it's not like, oh, gee, let's brand new year. a lot of countries haven't paid case theyuld make the haven't paid. they're really delinquent for 25, 30 years. then you add all that up and system.a very rich you know that, right? so, you know, they haven't that way.go when germany is at 1% to 1.2% up to n they don't pay the -- let me tell you, the two is a very low number. four.lly should be it shouldn't be two. it should be four. is.that's the way it yeah. reporter: are you concerned with the impeachment inquiry back home? congress is preparing to impeach you, that it weakens your
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position as president? president trump: i don't think so. know most of the leaders. it's a hoax. it's a hoax. hoax.urned out to be a t's done for purely political gain to see whether or not they can do something in 2020 because otherwise they are going to and you the turning out see -- lose. it's turning out and you see it your papers that it's having an adverse effect. where ill you districts won and then they had an election in between mine, they and other people got in, democrats got in, those districts are leaning very big toward me. now, i wasn't in the race in 2018, so it's not really the same thing. voters said they are not going to vote unless trump is actually in the race. having a tremendous impact on -- and a lot of i hear are very upset. they just got from their district and i hear they're very upset.
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the impeachment witch-hunt, it's ust a continuation of the hoax that's been taking place for the last three years and i think you that. reporter: [inaudible] president trump: well, i would say this. unpatriotic very for the democrats to put on a performance where they do that. i do. bad thing for our country. impeachment wasn't supposed to be used that way. do is read the transcripts. you will see there's absolutely done wrong. they have legal -- they had egal scholars looking at the transcripts the other day and trump was two calls that were made, two of them, were absolutely perfect calls. it's bad for our country. does it cast a cloud? think it does. the democrats have wasted a lot of time. we're trying to get prescription reduced very substantially. we can do it easily. they don't have any time to do anything. do-nothing the
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democrats. they are hurting our country very badly. reporter: are you meeting here?dent erdogan president trump: very good relationship. i met him. on the know if it's schedule but if it isn't i would. eporter: [inaudible] president trump: well, i have to ask the other countries. i have my own views but i it here.say good relationship with turkey. we left their border. their border n long enough. they're doing just fine on their border. kept the oil up. the only people we have over there, we have a few, a small that are fighting the remnants of isis because they popped up again and we put them down. defeated the isis caliphate. nobody thought we could do that. it very quickly. i came in and it was virtually 100%. to zero. it down i knocked it down to zero. but it pops up every once in a we have a very small
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group there. and we're -- we're doing it with fairness. all but importantly, we kept the oil. fueled isis.s what that's what fueled them. them the t gave strength to do what they did. al-baghdadie killed and we also killed his second and that was important because to reform isis. reporter: should the national the talks?ice be on president trump: i never thought about it, honestly. e have enough -- look, we are going to have a great health care system. health care reat work. we got things really running well. if we get elected, if we take senate, keepep the the white house, we'll have phenomenal health care. made it very we good. we have 180 million people on absolutely love.
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private plans they absolutely love. but in this country, no, they to work that out for themselves. we have absolutely -- i don't started.e that rumor we have absolutely nothing to do with it. we wouldn't want to. if you handed it to us on a silver platter, we want nothing to do with it. there is talk among lawmakers censuring you instead f impeachment, what do you think about that? president trump: unacceptable. i did nothing wrong. i heard about it. censure want to go to because they have no case for impeachment. so they want to go to censure. don't want it to go to censure. i don't mind being censured if you do something wrong. i did nothing wrong. i had a great conversation. very respectful conversationment conversation with the president, a good person, by the way, with the president of ukraine. it was flawless. people have analyzed it from 15 ways.ent it was flawless. you know, there were many people on that line, including the secretary of state. person, two people had a
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complaint, and you take a look at those two people and you tell people.many there's always a lot of people. when you speak to a head of state, not only our people, they had many people also. people, probably. now, i wouldn't be happy with that at all. unacceptable. i did nothing wrong. you don't censure somebody when wrong.d nothing they are in search of a crime. are.s what they they're what they call an investigation in search of a crime. here was no -- not only was there not a crime, not even a word that should be used, i had good conversation with the head of ukraine. and by the way, yesterday, he reaffirmed ain, and again that we had a very, very good conversation that president trump did nothing wrong. he doesn't even really on over d what's going here. they look at us, is this country crazy? the democrats have gone nuts.
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they're crazy. country. bad for our reporter: [inaudible] o you see a divide between -- president trump: no. i see at french breaking up. i see him. protection more than anybody. he's breaking off. i am a little surprised about that. reporter: [inaudible] member of nato and when will you bring sanctions against it -- first nt trump: your part. reporter: turkey, when do you sanctions against them for buying russian missiles? it's a country we had a good relationship with. deal that they were critical and now they said it works. read a story, that deal trump said with turkey -- i don't want to be policing a border that's fought over for 2,000
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years. out but give them the oil. no. as far as i'm concerned, i like turkey. and i get along very well with president. he's a very ope good member of nato or will be. happen in hat will the future. of mr. stoltenberg: if turkey is important -- only ally that borders is that part of the turkey has been enormously important in our efforts to fight isis, we do great to e to defeat isis. all the territories that isis a few months ago and ight million people under isis control. that. have done
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[inaudible] in the fight against isis, role. has played a key many allies expressed their krn oncern about turkey going into syria. indiscernible] we have seen that turkey has stalled military operations in northern syria and has been a significant reduction rise. solution. political [indiscernible] there are no differences. to the crisis all 2003.y to the iraq war in 29 allies have been used for different things. the end is strengthening. and again, en again other. each
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that's exactly what we're doing now. we are doing with north america and canada for many decades. despite some political always are able to get around to agree and unite around the core. president trump: and i will say this. when we got go was very i, turkey helpful. e flew over areas that were controlled by turkey and we said we're coming. very supportive, actually. we didn't tell them what we were doing, where we were going. urkey could not have been nicer, could not have been more supportive and that's important. to just say in trying the oil, isis was to, as you know regain control of the oil. we have total control of the oil. frankly, we had a lot of support from a lot of different people. but right now, the only soldiers have essentially in that area
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are the soldiers keeping the oil. the oil.e and we can do with the oil what we want. turkey buying russian missiles -- well, they ump: tried to buy ours. the obama administration said them.n't have the obama administration said you can't have the patriots. -- we are not going to sell them to you. they said that a number of times. and then turkey went out and the russian missile. so we'll see what happens. we're still talking about it. wanted to buy the patriots. they tried to buy patriots. that k most of you know and they were shut off from buying the patriots. they were not allowed to buy it that puts them in a bind also. russiantenberg: but the system was not integrated into system.ile defense they can't work together with the rest of the nato system. of course. welcome the fact there are
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talks going on between the to see tates and turkey an alternative for the patriots system. hope -- we have deployed -- the deployment of different [indiscernible] in turkey. we addressed this issue. nd try to find a way to solve it. trying to solve problems internally. president trump: turkey bought billions and billions -- it was of the largest orders of f-35's, which is the greatest and er jet in the world, all they're going to do now is going to another country whether russia or china. they don't want to do that. hey want to buy the best planes. they're making it very difficult but-- in a way, themselves, they're making to difficult in washington for them to buy that plane. they want to buy it. they have a very big order out. they already put up billions of dollars. they have given it to lockheed martin.
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reporter: [inaudible] even ent trump: i am not talking about it. the only thinking about impeachment process is going nowhere. in the history of the republican been there has not support. we have 196-0 in terms of votes in the congress. i'm concerned, i hear he senate is angry about it, the republican senators are very going on because they hurt -- they are hurting our country, the other side. we have tremendous support. most united that our party's ever been. approval a 95% rating. the highest in the history of the republican party. 87%.d reagan was he's second. this rty has never been united, the republican party. the impeachment is going nowhere. of time.aste they're wasting their time.
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and it's a disgrace. eporter: [inaudible] people that mp: haven't read the conversation that i had. you ok back there? what happened? are you getting into a fistfight? no. i think the republican party is united than they've ever been. say, read e read -- i don' the transcript. also what the president of ukraine said. numerous times including yesterday, because that's the only thing that really -- that's it. then you have people, thirdhand,
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fourthhand, secondhand. no, we have tremendous support in the republican party. never has been support like this. in fact, i would always complain i think, arecrats, lousy politicians with horrible policy. sanctuary cities. high taxes. taxes.nt to raise their they always stuck together. i respect that. and the republicans, i always but have better policy historically they haven't stuck together the same way. here has never been a time where the republican party has been more united. this is a witch-hunt by the democrats. it's a continuation. it's been going on now for three years. the lly from before election it's been going on. you'll probably see that after mondayort is released on or tuesday. but this is just a witch-hunt. bad for our country. i tell you it's been very unifying for the republicans. reporter: a point of clarity.
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in your opening remarks you ere -- you didn't name the country. what country were you talking about? president trump: i'd rather you guess. reporter.very good i'd rather you guess. i'd probably agree with your assumption. reporter: [inaudible] tremendous job and i would say this. f i thought we were going to lose that seat because we shouldn't lose that seat. it's a great state. i won state that overwhelmingly, as you know. that state. lose then i would sit down and talk to mike, but you can never find that can do a better job as secretary of state. but if we thought we were going have to hat, i would talk to mike. mike -- if you look at polling, that ould walk away with seat. if i thought there was a risk to say g that seat, i would that -- i would sit down very seriously and talk to mike and find out how he feels about it. he loves what he's doing.
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he's doing a great job, as you know. eporter: could i ask you about nato, why is china such an important subject for this nato summit? what threat do they pose? president trump: china has powerful, much more than the past. they have done it largely with united states money because our presidents have allowed them to steal the cookie cutter and that's ok. begrudge china. our past pointed in presidents and leadership. they allowed this to happen. there's no way it should have happened. way, i am doing very well in a deal with china if i want to make it. make it. to not if they want to make it. it's if i want to make it. see what happens. but i'm doing very well if i want to make a deal. i don't know if i want to make but you'll find out very soon. we'll surprise everybody. mr. stoltenberg: nato has been focused on the soviet union and russia. it's something we are addressing
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security, the rise of china. we have to do that because china largest e second defense spender in the world states.e united new advanced military systems including new ntercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the -- and the united states. and hyper sonic missiles -- hypersonic missiles. not about ble] it's moving nato into the south china into t develop taking account the fact that china, we in the arctic, africa. heavily in investing european infrastructure. challenges.
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i think it's a good thing that do thatnd north america together because together, north america and europe, we are 60% the world g.d.p. and -- we are bigger and stronger than any potential -- l -- president trump: this has icome -- i really think since joined, since i've came in, we have a very good relationship. used to be a nato one country. they didn't talk about anything else. really, we're talking about all of the world. the world changes. is a long the world has changed a lot. frankly, natoink, wasn't changing at all and now nato is changing. nato. different it's covering a lot more territory. it's covering hot spots. it's covering things that were never contemplated or thought of. even five years ago. back five years ago,
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they wouldn't be thinking of the things we're thinking now. a bigger fan of nato because they've been so flexible. if they weren't flexible, i would probably be not so happy. but they are very flexible. gentleman is doing a great job i -- job. love germany. reporter: why has north korea program?g its nuclear president trump: i like the confidence in him. he likes him. i like him. we have a good relationship. we'll see what happens. he likes sending rockets. hat's why i call him rocket man. we have a very good relationship. we'll see what happens. work it out -- in the meantime, it's been a long time. resident obama said it's the number one problem. it would have been war. if ite in a war right now weren't for me.
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if i weren't president, you'd be n a war right now in asia and who knows. hat brings in a lot of other countries. reporter: [inaudible] continues to build his nuclear program. president trump: you don't know that. number one, you don't know that. very importantly, i have met, and in the meantime, we still have peace. peace. at least, speaking for myself, i ave a good personal relationship and he with me. i am probably the only one he hags that kind of re -- he has relationship with in the world. they call it the hermit kingdom. about his hermit kingdom. if you would have listened to we would be in world war iii right now. we'll see what happens. look. more powerful militarily than we ever have been. when i took over the united military, when i became commander in chief, our military was depleted, our military was
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in trouble. you know that better than anybody. we had old planes. we didn't have ammunition. now we have the most powerful ever had and we're by far the most powerful country we he world and hopefully don't have to use it. but if we do we'll use it. we'll do it. my relationship with kim jung really good but that -- kim good.n is really you have to understand. you have to look at the first agreement that we signed. will denuclearize. that's what it said. the e he lives up to agreement, but we're going to find out. now, be in the meantime, we're working with south korea because it's burden-sharing, and we're spending a tremendous amount of south korea and we think it's fair they pay sub-tangsly more. substantially more. last year i asked them to pay more and they agreed. this.y knows they agreed to pay approximately
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a year more for protection. $500 million. two we only had a month or before the budget ended and they said no, no, no. hey are very good business people. you see how they do on trade. to pay almost $500 million a year more. that got them up to $1 billion. $1 billion. that's a lot of money. i did that with a number of phone calls and a meeting. now we're negotiating for them to pay more because the united states is paying a lot of money south korea. and we think it's fair they pay up and pay more. relationshipy good but we think it's fair they pay more. i am not sure if anybody knows. know about the $500 million they agreed to pay more? reporter: can you tell us more it?ut president trump: i met with them six, seven months ago, maybe a that. bit longer than i said, you're not paying enough. it's not fair. hey were paying less than $500 million a year.
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it cost us billions. and i said, it's not fair. we do a great job. there. 32,000 soldiers costs us many times what you're paying and you have to pay up. said, again, in a very good and very fine negotiation, they were very close to being at we end of their budget and agreed to $500 million more. almost. around $500 million. them up to close to million.on from $500 less than $500 million, which has been that number for many, decades.s, year.$500 million more a so $500 million a year is a lot of money. still substantially less than it costs. negotiation for them to pay more, be and they can do that because they are a country.h you didn't know about that, did you? reporter: no. i wonder trump:
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[inaudible] [indiscernible] could make ump: i arguments both ways. i do think this. to dohink if we are going it, they should burden-share more fairly. it's not fair for the united to defend many countries, not only that country, but many ountries where we -- and they're rich countries. i can tell you this. ountries that i had the same conversations with. you know, saudi arabia, we moved more troops there. of 're paying us billions dollars, ok. you never heard of that before. you never heard of that in your life. we moved troops and we pay nothing and people took world took d the advantage of us. we do. we have a good relationship with saudi arabia. help.eeded they were attacked. we just moved a
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contingent of troops. hey're paying us billions of dollars. he problem is, nobody ever asked them to do it until i came along. asked.ever obama didn't ask. ask.didn't clinton didn't ask. nobody asked. they said, nobody asked us to do this. i said, i know, king, but i'm asking. they're paying us. they already sent us billions of dollars. it's already in the bank. so -- and they're happy to do it. we never had a president who would ask. it's not right. many other have countries that were doing the same thing, wealthy countries. cases the countries don't have money, they're poor, there's tremendous problems and things going on that shouldn't be going on and that's situation. but we have wealthy countries. japan.
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sh to prime minister abe, out.zo, you have to help us you are a wealthy nation. we are paying for your military, essentially, you have to help us out. he's going to do a lot. doing a lot but they were never asked. am reporter: do you have a omment -- president trump: i think it's a very important point. you understand. probably nt nobody really knows about. i don't talk about it. this is the first time i talked publicly. but paying us $500 million more. now we're starting negotiations for billions of dollars. of in recent talks with arabia -- saudi [indiscernible] president trump: well, we had that conversation. many you know their position. you know our position too. it's brought up. i also brought up --
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and i'll bring it upright now, -- up right now, the fact that iran is killing thousands and thousands of people right now as we speak. that's why they cut off the internet. so they cut off the internet so people can't see what's going on. of people are being killed in iran right now. i don't know how you get in there. i don't know how you do your business, but the press ought to in there and see what's is g on, because the word thousands of people are being killed in iran, protesters. that too. not just small numbers, which are bad. big numbers, which are really bad and really big numbers. eporter: [inaudible] is there anything more that you can do, that the united states can do? president trump: well, i'd not say right now. but i think it's a terrible thing and i think the world has watching. but many people are being killed. you're hearing that too. any, many people are being killed in iran right now.
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for protesting. or the mere fact they're protesting. thing.terrible reporter: [indiscernible] will you be back? resident trump: you're talking about the woman who had the accident with the young man on the motorcycle? yes, sir. president trump: well, you know, i had his parents up and they're ovely people and i have spoken to the woman who works for overnment, who has diplomatic immunity and we're trying to out.something reporter: trade deal, sir, do you think you can get it by the nd of the year, is that your goal? president trump: china trade one thing, ndent on do i want to make it, because we're doing well with china we can do even better with a flick of a pen and china's paying for it. china has the worst year by years.t they had in 57 so we'll see what happens.
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ut we're doing very well right now. i gave the farmers, i said $28 illion, and we had a lot left over because the farmers were targeted by china. i gave them $28 billion over a period, and that got them whole. hat was everything that china -- i gave them from the and fs that china paid us so we had billions left over. reporter: so you have no deadline? resident trump: i have no deadline, no. some ways i think it's better until after the election, if you want to know the truth. i think in some ways it's better o wait until after the election. i just think that. . the idea of, i like waiting until after the election. for the china deal. they want to make a deal now. we'll see whether or not the deal is going to be right. right.t to be look, china has been ripping off the united states for many, many years. leadership, se of
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lack of leadership, or it wasn't a bad thing. told you about the military and the kind of money we're taking in. one of know, every these countries, these are rich countries we are talking to. say, but always nobody has ever asked us to do that like, therefore, why should do it now? i said, well, they haven't because they were foolish, but i am. and that's where we are. and that's why with saudi south korea, with so many other countries, they're aying a lot of money to the nited states that they weren't paying. that's a big story, right? that's a big story. know how you can make that a bad one but you can it a -- figure out a way. reporter: [inaudible] nothing trump: i know about the gentleman. really, jerry corbin, know nothing about him.
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reporter: [inaudible] nato ent trump: i think with always be an ally russia. i think you could have a relationship with president busha. with the ve a problem secretary general speaking with russia. it's an important thing to do. i strongly also believe in the importance of having dialogue with russia. our biggest neighbor. e will strive to have a better relationship with russia, but we vehicle -- them a [indiscernible] we have to [indiscernible] combined with dialogue. defense and dialogue, and that's doing. what we are armsially when it comes to control. to [indiscernible] it's
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dangerous. it's expensive. very much that russia violated the treaty which banned all the mid-range missiles. responded in a unified way. violated that russia the treaty. treaty will not work if it's not respected. north america, europe, the u.s. the rest of nato allies and do we stion is, how respond? we will respond in a defensive way. sure that we e provide critical deterrence and defense. arms control is something i know focused dent is very on. we have to see progress on withdrawal. one way, we have to find ways to include china because in partuture, china has to be
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of the arms control. president trump: and i have to this, russia wants to make a deal on arms control. terminated the deal because they weren't living up to it. it was an obsolete deal anyway. to it, en't living up but russia wants to make a deal. a few weeks ago, russia wants to make a deal very much on arms nuclear.nd and that's smart. so do we. we think it's a good thing. in, as youinly bring know, china. e may bring them in later or may bring them in now, but russia wants to do something badly and so do we. it will be a great thing to do. reporter: [inaudible] prince andrew stepping down from royal duties. president trump: no, i don't andrew.ince but it's a tough story. it's a very tough story. no.n't know him, ok. anybody else? thank you.