President Trump Delivers Impromptu Remarks Departing the White House – (Video and Transcript)….

President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the press pool as he departs the White House for a visit to the border region in Texas.  The majority of the remarks focus on the need for border security and the partial government shutdown.

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[Transcript] South Lawn – 9:32 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: So, we’re going to Texas. We’re going to the border. Just spoke with some of my friends in Arizona. We have tremendous support. The Republicans are extremely united. They all want to see something happen, but they’re extremely united. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen unity like this in the Republican Party.

The media — which I call the “opposition party,” a lot of the media — in coordination with the Democrats, they’re not talking about the Democrats folding. For instance, this morning, a number of people came out and said, “You do need very strong border security, and that includes a wall or whatever it is.” A number of Democrats said that, but people don’t like to report on it.

We have tremendous unity in the Republican Party. It’s really a beautiful thing to see. I don’t think there will be any breakaway because they know we need border security and we have to have it. And the only you’re going to have border security — there’s only way: You can have all the technology in the world. I’m a professional at technology. But if you don’t have a steel barrier or a wall of some kind — strong, powerful — you’re going to have human trafficking; you’re going to have drugs pouring across the border; you’re going to have MS-13 and the gangs coming in.

And we’ve done record apprehensions. We’re doing a great job. But we need help. If we have the wall, we could have far fewer people working in terms of border security, and doing an even better job. So if we had the wall, we could have a tremendous saving. I really believe the steel barrier, or wall, would pay for itself every three or four months, and maybe even better than that, in terms of overall. So that’s it.

Just a couple of things, because I knew the fake news likes to say it. When — during the campaign, I would say, “Mexico is going to pay for it.” Obviously, I never said this and I never meant they’re going to write out a check. I said, “They’re going to pay for it.” They are. They are paying for it with the incredible deal we made, called the United States, Mexico, and Canada USMCA deal. It’s a trade deal. It has to be approved by Congress. It probably will be, other than maybe they even hold that up because they want to have — you know, they want to do as much harm as they can, only because of the 2020 presidential election.

So, Mexico is paying for the wall indirectly. And when I said Mexico will pay for the wall, in front of thousands and thousands of people, obviously they’re not going to write a check. But they are paying for the wall indirectly, many, many times over, by the really great trade deal we just made. Congress has to approve the deal.

Q Are you going to go to Davos, or are you going to cancel it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I intended to go and speak in front of the world financial community in Davos. That’s still on. But if the shutdown continues — which is in a while from now — but if the shutdown continues, I won’t go. I had planned to go. It’s been very successful when I went. We have a great story to tell. We have the best job numbers we’ve ever had, in many ways. Certainly with African Americans, with Hispanic, with Asian Americans. And overall, we have the best job numbers in at least 50 years. We have a lot of great things happening. The economy is incredible. We’re negotiating and having tremendous success with China. And I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do. I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party.

Q Mr. President, given how the meeting went yesterday, are you now going to decide to declare a national emergency? Is that your only option left?

THE PRESIDENT: I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency. The lawyers have so advised me. I’m not prepared to do that yet. But if I have to, I will. I have no doubt about it; I will. I have the absolute right to declare. This was passed by Congress. So when you say, “Was it passed by Congress?” It was. Other Presidents have used it. Some fairly often. I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency. I haven’t done it yet. I may do it. If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: This is a national emergency.

Q If it’s a true national emergency, why haven’t you declared a national emergency already?

THE PRESIDENT: Because I would like to do the deal through Congress, and because it makes sense to do it through Congress. But the easy route for me would have been call a national emergency and do it.

And I will tell you, this is a tremendous crisis at the border. Look at President Obama’s statements from the past. Numerous statements where he calls it a crisis. This is a crisis. You have human trafficking. You have drugs. You have criminals coming in. You have gangs, MS-13. We’re taking them out by the thousand and bringing them back. This is a crisis. And they don’t come in at the checkpoint, which they do also, but they go in between the checkpoints, where you don’t have any barriers.

Q Mr. President —

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead.

Q So it’s a national emergency. If this doesn’t work out, you’re (inaudible), but you will do it, or are you still thinking about it?

THE PRESIDENT: If we don’t make a deal — I mean, I would say 100 percent, but I don’t want to say 100 percent, because maybe something else comes up. But if we don’t make a deal, I would say it would be very surprising to me that I would not declare a national emergency and just fund it through the various mechanisms.

And, by the way, there’s more than one mechanism. There’s various mechanisms. And the lawyers tell me 100 percent. It would be nice if we could make a deal. But dealing with these people is ridiculous. I don’t know if they know how to make a deal. It’s — we need — and I’ll tell you what: A lot of Democrats — I was looking at numbers — a lot of Democrats agree, Steve, we need national security. And the only way you have it — the only way you have it is you have to have a strong border. And the only way you have a strong border is you need a wall, or you need some kind of a steel — go ahead, Gardiner.

Q Mr. President, there were pictures this morning —

THE PRESIDENT: You need a — Steve, you need a steel barrier. And if you don’t have a steel barrier, or a concrete wall, forget it.

Q There were pictures this morning showing a steel barrier wall being sawed straight through. What good is a steel wall if they can saw through it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, that’s a wall that was designed by previous administrations. There’s nothing that can’t be penetrated, but you fix it. But it’s a very difficult thing to do. But that’s a wall, and they have other walls. We have many walls under consideration. Even concrete — there’s acid that can go through concrete. But what you do is you fix it. And it very much limits. It’s very, very hard. The wall that we’re doing is very, very hard to penetrate.

Q Mr. President, you walked out on the Democrats. Are you going to bring them back? How can you get a deal if you’re not talking?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, the news incorrectly reported. Because I said, well, if we go back and everything is peachy- dory, and you say, “We’ll talk over 30 days,” at the end of 30 days, are you going to give us great border security, which includes a wall or a steel barrier. She said no. I didn’t pound on tables. I didn’t raise my voice. That was a lie. What you should do is give them Pinocchios. Because if you ask Mike Pence and you ask Kevin McCarthy — you ask anybody in the room — they will say — because I know if I do that, you’re going to report it. But you guys report it anyway because you’re fake news.

But let me just tell you something. I very calmly said, “If you’re not going to give us strong borders, bye-bye.” And I left. I didn’t rant. I didn’t rave, like you reported. I mean, some of the newspapers — and then Schumer always has his standard lie: “He had a temper tantrum.” I don’t have temper tantrums. I really don’t. But it plays to his narrative. But it’s a lie.

I very calmly walked out of the room. I didn’t smash the table. I should have, but I didn’t smash the table. And that’s the story.

So with all of that —

Q But —

THE PRESIDENT: Wait. All of that narrative is a lie.

Q How can you get a deal if you’re not talking to them? You walked out.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’ll see.

Q Are you going to bring them back?

THE PRESIDENT: Let me tell you, I think there’s far more pressure on them, because the people of our country want security. We want to be a secure country. We don’t want drugs pouring in. Most of our drugs come in through the southern border. And they don’t come in through the portals; they come in between the portals where you have no barrier.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you know who has more human pain? The parents of people who had children killed by an illegal immigrant that should have never been in the country. You know who has more human pain? The husband that lost a wife, or the wife that lost the husband to an illegal immigrant that came in five or six times, that shouldn’t be here. That’s the human pain. And the people that will be paid, but maybe a little bit later, those people, many of them are on my side. They want to see border security.

Q What’s your message to those workers?

THE PRESIDENT: And, by the way, NBC may be — NBC may be the most dishonest reporters of all time.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I have no idea what they’re doing.

Go ahead. Next question.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I can’t hear you.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: We have plenty of funds that. If there’s a national emergency, there’s a lot of funds.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: If we declare a national emergency, we have a tremendous amount of funds — tremendous — if we want to do that, if we want to go that route. Again, there is no reason why we can’t come to a deal. But you have another side that doesn’t care about border security. The Democrats — which I’ve been saying all along — they don’t give a damn about crime. They don’t care about crime. They don’t care about gang members coming in and stabbing people, and cutting people up. They don’t care about crime.

And if they’re not going to care about crime, then I agree they shouldn’t do anything at the border. But I care about crime and I care about drugs. We’re spending a fortune on trying to stop drugs, and they pour in through the border. But I see it more now than ever before. The Democrats don’t care about the border and they don’t care about crime.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Say it? Say it?

Q This emergency on the border, this crisis, when did it begin?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, it began a long time. Ask President Obama. Obama used to call it a crisis at the border, too. I think he said it in 2014.

Look, look. You can all play cute. And I say 80 percent of you are possibly in coordination with the opposition party. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. All you have to do is look at the border. Rent a helicopter — except you don’t want to know the truth — and watch.

And, by the way, here’s the story: There is another major caravan forming right now in Honduras. And so far — we’re trying to break it up. But so far, it’s bigger than anything we’ve seen. And a drone isn’t going to stop it. And a sensor isn’t going to stop it. But you know what’s going to stop it in its tracks? A nice, powerful wall.

Q Does the buck stop with you over this shutdown?

THE PRESIDENT: The buck stops with everybody. They could solve this problem in literally 15 minutes. We could be back. We could have border security. They could stop this problem in 15 minutes if they wanted to. I really believe now that they don’t want to. I really believe that. I really believe that they don’t care about crime. I really believe this. The Democrats don’t care about crime.

They’ve been taken over by a group of young people who, frankly, in some cases — I’ve been watching — I actually think they’re crazy. But they’ve been taken over by a group that is so far left. I really don’t think they care about crime. And, you know, sadly, they’re viewing this as the beginning of the 2020 presidential race, and that’s okay with me. But they have been taken over by a group of people that don’t care about gangs. They don’t care about human trafficking and drugs. They don’t care about anything. I’ll tell you what — they have gone crazy.

Q How much longer is this shutdown going to last?

THE PRESIDENT: We have to get a win or I’ll have to go national security. One or the other. Either we’re going to win — either we’re going to win or make a compromise. I’m okay to making a compromise. Compromise is in my vocabulary very strongly.

So we’re either going to have a win, make a compromise — because I think a compromise is a win for everybody. Or I will declare a national emergency.

Q What about if the courts (inaudible).

THE PRESIDENT: Very, very —

Q What about the courts, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: This is a thing that the lawyers tell me is 100 percent. You just have to read the language. Just read the language.

Q Mr. President, the Special Counsel’s final report, do you want that to be made public?

THE PRESIDENT: We’ll have to see. There’s been no collusion whatsoever. We’ll have to see.

Q So, on that, Mr. President, did you know — did you know that Paul Manafort was sharing polling data from your campaign with the Russians?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t know anything about it. Nothing about it.

Q Mr. President, do you have any reaction to news of Jeff Bezos’s divorce and his affair?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I wish him luck.

Q That’s it?

THE PRESIDENT: I wish him luck. It’s going to be a beauty.

END 9:47 A.M. EST

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52 Responses to President Trump Delivers Impromptu Remarks Departing the White House – (Video and Transcript)….

  1. joemaga says:

    It is so refreshing to finally see a strong republican President battle the so called “media”. What I find curious is the lack of polling on this issue. Could it be that these doctored polls are so against the dems position they choose to not release the data. Very revealing as a lot of policy is based on these fake media polling tactics.

    Liked by 10 people

  2. fuzzi says:

    I love my VSGPDJT!!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Wayne Robinson says:

    I got a call from a black friend out of LA area this morning . I retired. In 05 but my friend calls me every couple of months or more . He was Not a supporter of Trump in election and up until this call he only exspressed reservations . Today he told me that I was right about Trump . He first asked me if i thought he would build the wall . I told him yes but it takes time . I did not push him but it is obvious to me he is getting on the Trump train

    Liked by 16 people

    • PoCoNoMo says:

      I wonder if his opinion changed at all, when the moron handed a hundred & forty thousand ILLEGAL ALIENS FREE HEALTH CARE?! Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but I know you know where I’m coming from here. And thanks for sharing the good news!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. webgirlpdx says:

    I can’t believe some moron actually asked him about the Bezos divorce. Oh wait….I guess I can.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Bob says:

    Great President for sure….now we have to get rid of the RINO’s….the Dem’s are very close and don’t pull away from an issue. They are making it tough for President Trump…and the American People. Getem outa here.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jack says:

    Gee, we are seeing a MASTER at work, Trump is awesome!

    Some of us thought, after Jan 3rd, with the Dems in the House, they would be bashing Trump and create HELL for Team Trump!

    But, again, … Trump is reversing it … and making the House Dems quake and squirm!

    Trump can now BLAME this on the DEMS/Leftists/MSM because now the DEMS have to OWN it, since they are in control of the HOUSE! The last 2 years … the corrupt GOPe under Ryan owned the HOUSE, and Ryan was a NEVER-Trumper!

    I’m sure Sundance must be happy with the way Trump has handled this issue the last couple of days. Hopefully, Trump can apply his genius to the FBI/DOJ next! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Latina says:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP Meets With Reggie Singh at Texas Border — Reggie’s Brother Cpl. Ronil Singh Was Murdered by Illegal Alien

    Trump is supposed to racist, hate immigrants and dark skin people.
    Where’s the diversity left? Ohhhhh yeah, mocking this poor, dark skin, immigrant family.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. duchess01 says:

    Thank you sincerely, Sundance, for the transcript – the hearing impaired are most appreciative.

    God Bless You!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. webgirlpdx says:

    I had a great conversation with a colleague who is MAGA. We were talking about the shut down and the only thing that’s affecting him is approval from ATF for the suppressor he’s buying/bought He’ll wait for as long as it takes.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Jenevive says:

    Fox news page has a video with Dana Perino
    talking to a Dem senator and quoteing two
    freshman Dem senator who apparently have been
    getting calls and emails one Abigail spamburger from
    VA says “If I am getting calls and concerns from my
    constiuents that the Democrats are not prioritizing security then
    I think we can do better” So even some Dem
    senator (likely the more normal ones) are getting calls.

    And interestingly enough they had a story that CHER was apparantly saying
    to Pelosi and Shumer to give POTUS his wall and get the government
    back open. I would imagine CHER is very PR sauvy having been around
    this long and know their little speech did not look good.

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  11. Antone can affirm if the USMCA PASSED ? Hubby and I are arguing! He says the congress did!

    Like

  12. Dee Paul Deje says:

    VSGPDJT continues to shine the spotlight on the scurrying cockroaches.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. BighHarry says:

    The shutdown will end –
    – when the Dem’s say UNCLE

    Like

  14. PDJT on the corrupt media: “The media — which I call the “opposition party,” a lot of the media . . . the fake news likes to say . . . Well, the news incorrectly reported. But you guys report it anyway because you’re fake news. NBC may be the most dishonest reporters of all time. Look, look. You can all play cute. And I say 80 percent of you are possibly in coordination with the opposition party. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. All you have to do is look at the border. Rent a helicopter — except you don’t want to know the truth — and watch.”

    PDJT on the corrupt, insane Democrat party: “And I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do. I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party . . . It would be nice if we could make a deal. But dealing with these people is ridiculous. I don’t know if they know how to make a deal . . . Schumer always has his standard lie . . . All of that narrative is a lie. The Democrats — which I’ve been saying all along — they don’t give a damn about crime. They don’t care about crime. They don’t care about gang members coming in and stabbing people, and cutting people up. They don’t care about crime. They’ve been taken over by a group of young people who, frankly, in some cases — I’ve been watching — I actually think they’re crazy . . . that is so far left.”

    Of all the above comments, perhaps the funniest and most devastating is, “I don’t know if they know how to make a deal.” That is a brutally honest yet subtle way of suggesting just how corrupt, willfully stupid, and phony these psuedo “progressive” elites really are.

    Liked by 4 people

    • GrandpaM says:

      It would really make some heads explode if VSG PDJT told the presstitutes that they were in collusion with the opposition party, and kept repeating at every presser.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Mark L. says:

    At last a POTUS that is looking out for US.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. TreeClimber says:

    Phew… VSGPDJT sure knows how to lay on the burn… first saying China is easier than Chuck ‘n’ Nancy, then saying Bezos’ divorce was “gonna be a beauty”…

    Liked by 6 people

  17. deepdivemaga says:

    The 2nd to last Question: “Q So, on that, Mr. President, did you know — did you know that Paul Manafort was sharing polling data from your campaign with the Russians?

    THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t know anything about it. Nothing about it.”

    I guess the reporter didn’t get the memo that the NYTimes mis-reported and had to issue a correction. Manafort shared data with Ukranians, not Russians. Sigh.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. birddog639 says:

    Make Our Border Great Again

    Like

  19. Love this from our President…

    “Look, look. You can all play cute. And I say 80 percent of you are possibly in coordination with the opposition party. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. All you have to do is look at the border. Rent a helicopter — except you don’t want to know the truth — and watch.”

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  20. paulmafinga says:

    Call it the Lyin’ Ted Kennedy Memorial Wall

    Restore the Inalienable Rights and Consent of the Governed.

    Eradicate Cultural Marxism and Feminization of the Herd.

    Like

  21. smurfette says:

    The wall is not about Mexico so much as it is about preventing the Shadow Cabal from implementing destruction of America thru drugs and MKUltra chaos for the NWO. The MS-13 gangs were a creation of the cabal hence the unlucky number 13 being used. 13 represents the 13 elite families at top of the pyramid watching down on everyone. People need to understand that the need for the wall is much larger than illegal immigrants. It is drugs and the importing of a satanic influenced populace. Please share!

    Like

    • smurfette says:

      Hollywood has been totally hijacked by the cabal by MindKontrol Ultra experiments. Now they want more but from south of the border to overwhelm the rest of the country.

      Like

  22. Lulu says:

    Why would they ask him about Bezos divorce. Is Bezos married to a man or woman? Either way I hope the spouse gets 50% of everything.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. visage13 says:

    They are salivating for Pres Trump to declare national emergency so their liberal judges can block it. I pray he doesn’t do it. Let the shutdown go on and on and the Dems wlll cave.

    Like

  24. Bill Hollinger says:

    Thank you for posting this. I looked all over for it earlier today.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. @ChicagoBri says:

    I have never admired or respected President Trump more than I do after watching this presser.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. covfefe999 says:

    News outlets readily described a “crisis” at the border under then-President Barack Obama when he sought funding to deal with a surge of migrants, many of them women and children — but now that President Trump is in the White House, the mainstream media seem far more reluctant to use the word.

    Back in the summer of 2014, the headlines and stories referring to the C-word were plentiful as the border surge was taken seriously along the Acela corridor.

    The Washington Post wrote in 2014, “White House requests $3.7 billion in emergency funds for border crisis,” while CNN published a feature, “Daniel’s journey: How thousands of children are creating a crisis in America.” It described a problem of “epic proportions.”

    Around the same time, the Huffington Post declared that “photos of the humanitarian crisis” along the southern border were “shocking,” and ABC News reported that Obama requested “$3.7 billion to cope with the humanitarian crisis on the border and the spike in illegal crossings by unaccompanied minors from Central America.”

    The ABC News story, “Obama’s Plans for $3.7 Billion Immigration Crisis Funds,” included a photo of detainees sleeping in “holding cells” at an Arizona placement center. In June 2014, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell said that undocumented children flooding the border were “creating a crisis” for authorities. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/media-acknowledged-epic-border-crisis-under-obama-what-changed

    Propaganda media continue to make fools of themselves.

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  27. Fools Gold says:

    Most excellent public speak by my POTUS! Personally I would have also brought up the cost of free health we pay (thru our tax) for trying to rehabilitate the drug heads, both young and old, that Dims/CoC/GOPe don’t care about…

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  28. Linus in W.PA. says:

    The Trumpet is achieving new heights unrivaled by any predecessor in our recent and ‘Western’ history. How he extemporaneously delivered his intended message…………….MUY FUERTE’!!!!

    Almost unreal.

    Coming at you like a freight train rolling!!!!!!

    Like

  29. Luke of the D says:

    That was an amazing speech! That is true Trump! God bless you, Mr. President! You have my full support!

    Build the WALL! Deport them ALL! MAGA!

    Like

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