President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House (Video and Transcript)…

Chopper pressers are the best pressers. President Trump delivers remarks to the press as he departs the White House for an energy policy speech in Louisiana.  The president answered multiple questions about current events including China, Bill Barr, John Durham, Iran, Don Jr., and immigration.  [Video and transcript below]

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[Transcript] 11:21 A.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: So, the economy is doing very well by every measure. We’re having probably the greatest economy that we’ve had anywhere, anytime, in the history of our country.

We’re having a little squabble with China because we’ve been treated very unfairly for many, many decades — for, actually, a long time. And it should have been handled a long time ago, and it wasn’t. And we’ll handle it now.

I think it’s going to be — I think it’s going to turn out extremely well. We’re at a very strong position. We are the piggy bank that everybody likes to take advantage of, or take from. And we can’t let that happen anymore.

We’ve been losing, for many years, anywhere from $300 billion to $500 billion a year with China and trade with China. We can’t let that happen.

The relationship I have with President Xi is extraordinary. It’s, really, very good. But he’s for China and I’m for the USA, and it’s very simple.

We are, again, in a very, very strong position. They want to make a deal. It could absolutely happen. But, in the meantime, a lot of money is being made by the United States, and a lot of strength is being shown. This has never happened to China before.

Our economy is fantastic; theirs is not so good. We’ve gone up trillions and trillions of dollars since the election; they’ve gone way down since my election.

So, that’s the way it is. That’s the way it stands. We’re going to do very well.

Yeah.

Q Mr. President, are you confident that there will be no recession while you’re in office?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you never can say that, but we’re doing very well. We’re doing — I think we probably have the greatest economy that we’ve ever had.

The employment numbers came out. As you know, they’re record levels in almost every category: African American — the best in history, if you take a look; Hispanic American, the best in history. Yesterday, Asian American numbers came in; they are the lowest in history — the history of our country. Women — I think in 61 years, and soon that will be historic, too.

So that we are doing — and as far as employment numbers, we have the most people working today in the United States than we’ve ever had before. Almost 160 million people. So it’s really good.

Q Mr. President, trade talks collapsed with China. Would you describe it —

THE PRESIDENT: You got a machine over there.

Q Have trade talks collapsed with China? Would you describe it like that?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I wouldn’t. We have a very good dialogue. We have a dialogue going. It’ll always continue. But we made a deal with China. It was a deal that was a very good deal. It had to be a good deal; otherwise, we’re not making it. Because we’ve been down so low in trade — and other Presidents should’ve done this a long time ago — we can’t just make a new deal. And I told that to President Xi.

But we had a deal that was very close, and then they broke it. They really did. I mean, more than just — more than renegotiate, they really broke it. So we can’t have that happen.

Q Mr. President, did you ask the Attorney General to launch a probe into the Russia investigation?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I didn’t ask him to do that.

Q Did you know he was going to do it?

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t know it. I didn’t know it. But I think it’s a great thing that he did it. I saw it last night. And they want to look at how that whole hoax got started. It was a hoax. And even Mueller — not a friend of mine — even Bob Mueller came out: “No collusion.” And he had 18 people that didn’t like Donald Trump. They were Hillary Clinton fans. They contributed, many of them, to Hillary Clinton. They came out. It was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the people of this country.

And you know what? I am so proud of our Attorney General, that he is looking into it. I think it’s great. I did not know about it. No.

Q Mr. President, were you surprised by the Chinese retaliation, sir? You tweeted they “should not retaliate,” and then they did.

THE PRESIDENT: No, no, no. I wasn’t surprised. But you have to understand they do $600 billion, meaning we buy $600 billion and they buy $100 billion. We have all the advantage. It’s a very small factor for us. And we have a much bigger economy now. You know, since my election, we’ve gone up so much. We have a much bigger economy than China. But if you take a look, $600 [DEL: million :DEL] [billion] versus $100 [DEL: million :DEL] [billion]. It’s a different world.

Q Mr. President, (inaudible) $100 billion in additional tariffs, then?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re looking at that very strongly. About the $325 billion — we’re looking at it very strongly.

David.

Q Mr. President, did you tell DHS to round up immigrant families?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know anything about that. I read that. It’s probably fake news. But I read that this morning. I don’t know anything about it.

Q Mr. President, why is it unfair? Why is it unfair, sir, for Don Jr. to be subpoenaed if he’s pulled out of testifying twice?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, you know, it’s really a tough situation because my son spent, I guess, over 20 hours testifying about something that Mueller said was 100 percent okay. And now they want him to testify again. I don’t know why. I have no idea why, but it seems very unfair to me.

Q Mr. President, are you planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to Iran?

THE PRESIDENT: I think it’s fake news, okay? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that. Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that. And if we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that.

But I think it’s just — where was that story? In the New York Times? Well, the New York Times is fake news.

Go ahead.

Q You say this is a small squabble, but don’t you understand that American consumers may very well suffer because of this?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. So you have no tariff to pay whatsoever if you’re a business. All you have to do is build or make your product in the United States. There’s no tariff whatsoever. So that really works out very well.

Q Do you think you’re winning the trade war, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: I think we’re winning it. We’re going to be collecting over $100 billion in tariffs. Our people, if they want, they can buy from someplace else, other than China. Or they can — really, the ideal is make their product in the USA. That’s what I really want. Yeah, we’re winning it.

You know what? You want to know something? You want to know something? We always win. We always win.

How are you, Emerald?

Q I’m good. How are you?

THE PRESIDENT: Good. What’s up?

Q Do you have confidence in Christopher Wray after he said he wouldn’t exactly call it “spying”?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I didn’t understand his answer because I thought the Attorney General answered it perfectly. So I certainly didn’t understand that answer. I thought it was a ridiculous answer.

Thank you.

[Transcript End]

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137 Responses to President Trump Impromptu Presser Departing White House (Video and Transcript)…

  1. PRESIDENT TRUMP, is going to my old stomping grounds!!! His motorcade will pass a mile from my family home on his way to the plant. Have a family member that works there. Secret service had been in and out for couple weeks. Wish I could be there! MAGA!!

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    • I work in a company in Silicon Valley that, until Trump, made decisions that were far more neutral than those of our neighbors, but since Trump they went AWOL and invested heavily in China over the U.S. We are doing ‘very well’ financially, but no surprise to me and anyone who reads you, Sundance, we are laying off because the board wants a great deal of profit NOW. They see the coming debacle and want to make money before everything goes bust.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Since Trump they invested heavily in China? Why?

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        • TDS. In Silicon Valley, the globalist lunacy is huge. Our top brass and our board are littered with TDS afflicted.
          Like many others, the expectation was that international business would no longer involve them having to worry about having their passports checked for how many days they were in one country, no more having to worry about being taxed for being in one country, no more having to worry about moving out of a country and being taxed for that.

          Globalism meant open boarders and these guys were all to be compassionate trillionaires who counted on their financial expertise and that same ‘compassion’ to target regions in the world that could be financial windfalls. They would, in their compassion, make a choice of a region, invest there and bring people into wealth.

          There would be no violence because any region that was not financially viable they would simply withhold funds and it would sink into oblivion, masses dying but…oh well.

          By the way, what I just wrote, came directly from the mouth of a former boyfriend, a massively wealthy man of non-american descent who has benefited enormously from doing business here, but found the whole passport thing and tax thing tiresome and unjust.

          As momentum was building for Trump as the nominee he defaulted to his non-congenial, judgmental tyrant personae (a large reason why I left) and shared all this, erroneously assuming that I would be okay with this (such a poor estimate of my character and personality that was ANOTHER reason) . it was made abundantly clear that all they were expecting was to go through the formalities and to activate the shadow government and economy that they had all been involved in during Obama’s reign..and possibly Bush’s and clinton’s too, given what uniparty affiliations we have now learned of Bush.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Because they realize they are about to lose their “sweet protections” here!

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        • amjean says:

          Obviously, they were betting against President Trump! LOL

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    • MelH says:

      Can anyone here answer why I log in and then if i want to Like i have to hit Reply, and then that comes up wanting log in again, then i log in again and get to Like. This is crazy and happens to way too many people but not ALL of the people!

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      • Have you refreshed the page since you logged in? Also at this time Ghostery interferes with wordpress so if you use Ghostery pause it & reload the page.

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        • CharterOakie says:

          I’ve been experiencing the same as MelH for many weeks and don’t understand why.
          For years all I had to do was open CTH and it automatically used my WordPress account.

          And I don’t know what Ghostery is.

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          • CharterOakie says:

            Nor can I see the log of responses to my comments anymore: that list pretends but fails to load.

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          • Ghostery is a Firefox ad-on “Ghostery is a privacy and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application.”
            I tried disabling my blockers one by one when I had your problem & pausing Ghostery fixed the issue.
            Firefox had an issue a week or two ago that interfered with how cookies were handled that messed up lots of things, including my ability to sign into wordpress. You had to have “stories” enabled in your preferences to have the fix auto applied. I only know this because I had to search for solutions.
            I hope someone with greater expertise can offer you more concrete suggestions.

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        • sharon goodson says:

          I have been having the same problem and I do not have Ghostery either – just regular old Safari blah blah factory install BS

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        • MelH says:

          Neither works. But thanks anyway, others might have these problems.

          Liked by 1 person

        • GB Bari says:

          I use Ghostery and in the list of ~20 blocked Trackers for CTH, I have only to turn off (blue) two buttons – one for Gravatar and the other for WordPress Stats. All other buttons are on (red). Note – I am using a Mac laptop and the latest Safari browser.

          At the start of a new session, I do have to go down to the bottom of the page, click once in the comment box, then click the WordPress symbol under the comment box (it recognizes me immediately and displays my avatar), then after the page refreshes, click on a ‘Like’ star, then wait for the page to refresh again – after which my ‘Like’ shows up. After that all is OK for the rest of the day or time that I am in the session.

          Note – I would prefer to not block adds for CTH’s $ake, but without Ghostery blocking turned on, I get frequent webpage hijacks (“You are a winner!”).
          The page hijackiing problem is far worse on my iPad but I solved by using the Brave browser there with blocking turned on.

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      • Me H, I know a lot of people are having trouble. My problem is that after I fill in the comment box, there is no post reply box. I comment box ONE time and then reply button magically appears. I am not having any log in probs. Hope this helps someone. I am on an android

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      • cantcforest says:

        I just type “like” in reply, then login, and can like until until I log off.

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        • MelH says:

          You don’t have to log in before reading anything at all? so no log-in twice?

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          • cantcforest says:

            No, I have no problem reading, and, as I said, I write an abbreviated reply, and login, and after that I can like everyone.
            HYPOTHESIS: I think the reason for the different behaviors can probably be attributed to different browsers and different browser settings. For example, I choose not to do automatic sign-ons, which I believe would allow an app to store your username and password and just reload it whenever you start the app. Some of the info might be stored in cache memory (“cookies”) and again, you can specify whether you want that saved or wiped when you exit. I’ve used enough browsers through the years that I’m aware that there are more controls than I’ll ever use. I aim on putting minimal info on the web which in my case means that I do sign on every time, and sometimes blocks playback of some videos. I’m sure that are some lurking gurus here that could recommend settings for the half a dozen popular browsers, e.g. Slimjet,Chrome, Brave, Safari….
            Please, please correct me if I’ve erred.

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          • De Oppresso Liber says:

            I use WordPress and when i click on the site, I am automatically logged in (from my prior log in, I presume) and can read articles and posts with no problem, and I can Like and/or post comments with no problem. I can also read those osts (replies) and likes to my username.

            I do not have any problems whatsoever; I feel sorry for those of you who do experience problems here, because this is my favorite site on the internet. Sundance’s articles are the most informative and accurate for “OUR” particular perspective, and the remarks from “most” of our Treepers add flavor to both the content and the meaning of the point of view.

            Yes, of course there’s disagreement, but that’s a good thing, and also healthy, to a point. But, like everybody else, there are times where arrogance and/or ad hominem attacks occur, but the moderators here are much more mature and insightful than say GP, or other sites.

            I don’t know if you use WordPress, Mel, but they work very well for me. Good luck, Brother!

            MAGA!

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            • MelH says:

              I use WordPress, rely on the Reader, also have automatic login, which works fine to get to articles but I have to log in a second time to Like and/or Reply, a nuisance but of course not a deal-breaker because coming here is like finally getting home after the battle! Indeed it is The Last Refuge.

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      • graciegram says:

        I’m in WordPress jail 99.9% of the time. I got out the other day for about 12 hours, then back blocked again. I’m beginning to think WordPress is using Twitter practices to “suspend” conservative voices here. I’m still here reading SD and all our Treepers great input but it’s just too time consuming to log into WordPress to comment or like.

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        • MelH says:

          I often think WordPress is censoring too. I have gotten out of WordPressjail a few times, for a few hours, and also out of Twitter jail a few times for a few hours. Netflix movies loose sound, during crucial political speeches, even in older movies, so censoring is everywhere!

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          • cantcforest says:

            If the video plays, but you lose part of the sound, I’d guess it is your internet provider trying to extort a few more coins for a better/faster connection. I think I’m in the second tier of a Verizon plan, and I experience delays multiple times a day, presumably from the high dollar users coming on and downloading a bunch of files I don’t know how that would apply to WordPress unless it is somehow connected to your particular browser and its settings.

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          • De Oppresso Liber says:

            After reading your and gracie’s posts, it must be censoring through twitter, because I don’t tweet at all; that must be why I do not have any problems here. I do watch a movie or a documentary on Netflix, but not very often, and nothing political.

            I’ll be damned – I learned something new just from reading two Treeper’s interactions! I should have read down prior to my first post to you; from now on, I’ll just keep my mouth shut and read other Treepers’ posts….

            MAGA!

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      • dutzie60 says:

        Does,that to me intermittently. Have no idea,why but it’s aggravating.

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      • IT’s a glitch that has been there for a little while. I now can log in and reply once no problem, but if I hit reply again, each time I have to log out and then log in again and then press post comment.

        I can reply immediately even without logging in, but before I can post I have to ‘log out’ and then log in and then I can post comment.

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  2. Caius Lowell says:

    Love the way PDJT answers questions extemporaneously, candidly, and with plainspoken American language unlike — well, you know — 0bama…

    Liked by 15 people

  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    Very good–Love it when you include transcripts which make it so much clearer..
    Still can’t believe that so many Americans are fighting Trump when America is doing so much better.
    Just a few of the things that have been done since Trump became President
    More Americans working now than ever before in us history, middle class income rises to highest on record, America now world’s largest oil producer, jobless claims lowest level since 1969, pay rate hits highest level since 2008, black & Hispanic unemployment rates hit record low

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Kinthenorthwest said: “Still can’t believe that so many Americans are fighting Trump when America is doing so much better.”

      Please refer to Professor Gruber statements RE the passing of the Obamacare law. He was a crook but was -unfortunately- right when he expressed his personal opinion of a large sector of the electorate.

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  4. “that was a stupid answer!” Finally gave Wray “what for.”

    Taking a wait and see attitude on that one.

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  5. TrumpPatriot says:

    The last few videos I have wanted to view will not open unless I agree to allow YOutube to place a tracking cookie. Never had that problem before, and I am NOT agreeing to permit YouTube to spy on me. Is there another way? (Grateful for the transcript Sundance )

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      You can delete the cookies they set…. its not permanent. You can set your browser to DO NOT TRACK. Also, set your browser to delete history/cookies on exit.

      Liked by 3 people

    • andy says:

      They are obligated by law to tell you that they use cookies. you are not agreeing to the storage of the cookies. The browser can flush them . Try chrome ‘incognito mode’

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  6. TarsTarkas says:

    You may have noticed that no one on the left ever complains any more about how lazy he is, how unapproachable he is, how few press conferences he holds, etc. etc.

    Liked by 5 people

    • deepdivemaga says:

      Oh they do trust me, every single day on Reddit.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Just yesterday, I heard a Dem coworker say, “He never does anything. All he does is complain.” I kid you not.

        I laughed at him, and said, “He’s working for us non-stop, YOU just don’t bother to inform yourself.” Of course, Dem’s always accuse others of that for which they’re guilty.

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    • MelH says:

      The left complains in Comments to his Tweets. He sits in bed eating Double Macs and watching TV and Tweeting, if you believe many of them. They REALLY hate it when he Tweets around 5 A.M.. If you decide to take the temperature of the left, read the Comments to his Tweets, but all the ones of the left are toward the bottom of the row of Comments because the left Tweets first and then the Right comes aboard. The most recent Comment is the first you’ll see.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Thanks for the view into Twitter, which I don’t use. That’s hilarious. It tells me that the tweeting leftists are mostly millennials in basements getting Soro$$. After they say whatever lame thing they want to about the President’s personal habits, they’re done earning their pittance and move on to earn another pittance on some other outlet, probably FakeBook.

        Their comments about personal habits probably accurately reflect their own – because, never forget, they always accuse us of whatever they do themselves.

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        • steph_gray says:

          Oh and just saw Peoria’s comment. Two minds with but a single thought!

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        • MelH says:

          I urge everyone to have a Twitter account(it’s free) because Conservative voices are so few everywhere. Eventually you will get censored, but meantime, Conservative views, especially on the President’s Twitter account, are vital. The “silent majority” days are OVER, if we want to keep our Republic.

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          • I have one, because it makes entry into comments easier and gives me access, but I don’t post anything directly on my page and I don’t think I follow many, if any at all.

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          • TreeClimber says:

            I can’t figure out how to sign up without giving them my phone number, which I absolutely refuse to do. Just another way for them to track you…

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            • MelH says:

              Look into Magic Jack, I use that number but never answer that phone. Safe and easy $35 a year! I never give my real number to anyone outside my family.

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      • It has long since been reported that Melania has taken a hand in changing his diet a bit the last year.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Actually that’s not true. Twitter apparently has an algorithm that automatically promotes the latest of the most vile, negative comments against Trump to the top of the list, directly u nder his tweet.

        You will ALWAYS see first, a series of tweets by the same or same two commenters who play off of each other, both saying the most inane and vitriolic things about the president, and trying to sound like they are quoting facts. This has been going on for a few years.

        It’s Twitter’s strategy to try to damage PDJT’s influence on his immense audience of followers.

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        • MelH says:

          The robots usually have their screen names followed by a series of numbers, and maybe you have a different view but I always see the vile ones at the end of the line of Comments. But I am on many Users Twitter page besides Trump’
          s and usually retweet his from some other sites so he can get more retweets.

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          • GB Bari says:

            I have no twitter account so whenever I click on a twitter link in CTH comments it opens a new tab anD displays the referenced tweet in whatever default view Twitter has established.

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        • MelH says:

          There are new sites up that mimic Twitter but not yet popular enough to warrant changing, at least for the President. It is soooo brilliant of him to START his Presidency with an exclusive route to the masses. Twitter isn’t gutsy enough to do to him what they do to all the other Conservatives; censor and/or ban.

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          • CountryDoc says:

            Actually, I think he is baiting them to censor him. He’s gathering evidence of what they are doing, and will be able to break up the control/information monopoly using 1st amendment grounds.

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  7. Joe says:

    Interesting.

    Wray is subordinate to Barr and President Trump just called him out for publicly defying his superior, that’s how that was framed.

    Just how rogue will Wray be allowed to go?

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      The President is no longer “under investigation”. Are you asking if Wray will be allowed to continue to obstruct an investigation into the coup attempt? I think not.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Joe says:

        VSG Trump is setting up a just cause situation, greasing the tracks for Barr.

        Wray clearly defied Barr and Trump is making it known, “officially.”

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        • Excellent comment.
          Someday we are going to learn how long these rogues have turned. Was it under the weaponized invasion of privacy, where any of these egomaniacs said something out of turn that could be used against them?

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    • Publius2016 says:

      very true…AG Barr is the top of DOJ and Wray made a non-sensical answer…Makes no sense when you realize how much has already been released!

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    • They are firming up his replacement as we speak. Wray is on borrowed time (I hope!).

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      • I hope so, too. Can’t stand people like him…bureaucrats who always play it safe for selfish interests.

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        • isn’t one of the defintions of bureaucrat ‘those who play it safe’?

          And needless to say it’s selfish since they will neither do anything selfless for anyone else OR have the capacity to even THINK of someone else as a unique ‘self’. it is all about the bureaucracy which at its very foundation is about ‘safety’ that ultimately leads to the people capitulating mindlessly, which of course evolves into tyranny.

          Just ask ANYONE who goes to the DMV for the first time or learns about why their paycheck does not reflect the amount that they are quoted as what they are being paid by the hour.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        Hopefully Wray’s exit interview will take place behind bars and collaboration with his colleagues will not be allowed until after the Grand Jury or until he starts to sing.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      If FBI Director Wray is not as stupid as he looks on camera he should be searching for another job … before the inevitable happens to him. He’s being given fair verbal notices; today’s “ridiculous” was the second one.

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  8. TradeBait says:

    Notice how the tone of questioning has modified over the past couple of years? Anybody that tries to lay their narrative out first or do the straw man, he just cuts them off at the knees. Love my POTUS taking charge of how things are going to go.

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  9. lolli says:

    “They can buy from someplace else, other than China”……”or……they can make their product in the USA”

    Amen!

    Liked by 8 people

  10. flatlandgoober says:

    Looks to me like Barr is rounding up a posse and getting ready to empty some saddles.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. kinthenorthwest says:

    Of course you know I had to share this toon I got from a friend.

    Liked by 13 people

  12. sturmudgeon says:

    Thanks again, Sundance. Truly appreciate the Transcripts, because of Hearing problems… also, my brain?? registers the written word better.

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  13. todayistheday99 says:

    “Q Do you have confidence in Christopher Wray after he said he wouldn’t exactly call it “spying”?

    HE PRESIDENT: Well, I didn’t understand his answer because I thought the Attorney General answered it perfectly. So I certainly didn’t understand that answer. I thought it was a ridiculous answer.”

    After hearing this, Chris made a mad dash to the nearest restroom to change his underwear. 😂

    Liked by 12 people

  14. smartyjones1 says:

    Damn, this is a GREAT American President!
    Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. Jimmy Acosta was spotted yesterday under a park bench, with an empty box of wine peeking out of a brown paper bag, out of breath, wheezing loudly.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg jumped in and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

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  16. By the way – I sincerely appreciate that you promptly publish these stories AND that you do so with TRANSCRIPTS.

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  17. Sentient says:

    Journolist: Mr. President, don’t you understand that with these new tariffs, plastic chairs from China will cost US consumers $9 instead of $7? With their plastic chair budget all out of whack, what if mass starvation ensues?

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  18. Newhere says:

    A key to 2020 in this exchange (emphasis mine):

    “Q You say this is a small squabble, but don’t you understand that American CONSUMERS may very well suffer because of this?

    THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. So you have no tariff to pay whatsoever if you’re a business. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BUILD OR MAKE YOUR PRODUCT IN THE UNITED STATES. There’s no tariff whatsoever. So that really works out very well.”

    Watch for Democrats and the media to go Red-Scare level crazy over two metrics from now through 2020: stock market/Wall Street (and “investor confidence”) AND the reported or perceived detriment caused by tariffs on the *consumer.* When it comes to connecting with your average Joe, they’ll think that lamenting the plight of the CONSUMER is their ace in the hole, and they’ll be wrong. Trump has this exactly right. Americans want industries back. They want jobs back. “Learn to code” is rightfully a joke. They are no longer moved by “oh but prices, PRICES!” if they ever actually were. Because people understand the obvious: you need decent jobs for an economy to work; in a free market, that means you need fair competition; and fair competition is undermined, to say the least, by incentivizing the relocation of industries to the lowest-wage countries while swinging open our own borders. Only the technocrats think it’s complicated, because their paid to believe so.

    For decades, the uniparty has messaged trade in terms of the “economy” writ large (translation: Wall Street and “investors”) and in terms of costs for the *consumer.* But Americans are not stupid. Without decent jobs, it doesn’t matter if TVs and iPhones are relatively cheap. (Not to mention that the cost of what’s most vital has skyrocketed — housing, healthcare, utilities).

    The media think Trump is being glib, and that they have a winning theme to keep hammering him with. They are dead wrong.

    An interesting person to follow on this — on the left — is Matt Stoller. He made this exact point in recent days. He’s not a Trump supporter (was a Bernie staffer) but speaks the truth: The dems are utterly lost when it comes to China and to trade and especially how the two interact; Trump is correct; and democrat candidates better get a clue or they’ll get their clocks cleaned (again).

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    • swimeasy says:

      Let them try. Dems promoting stock market/wall street to main street consumers- that will drive people to the polls to vote for Trump in 2020.

      Record consumer confidence should give them pause, but let’s hope they forge on anyway! Makes them an easy pick off for Trump.

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  19. Just as a side story:
    This is where I spent my time learning to salt water fish, shoot a firearm, alligator hunt, shrimp and golf.

    AND I’m a girl. Never wanted to be a boy!!!! Just liked it all.

    But I also did girly things. Pageants and the most girly things you can imagine.

    MAGA

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Too often personality, taste in clothes, preferences for hobbies, giftedness in sports, the arts or writing and in number of other personal traits and distinctions are confused as expression of gender identity, to use today’s fad terminology. One is homosexual if one is sexuslly turned on by the same sex and pursues that sexual interest. That is all. That is it.

      Glad your parenrts, teachers and friends werent as narrow minded as many are today and let you define what kind of girl you were v. telling you that because you didnt fit a narrow definition you didn’t fit into the “girl” catagory. Today, instead of being a girl who liked x activities and hobbies, they might have a whole other catagory for you! Weird time we are living in!

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      • Oh thank goodness things were not like that Katherine. I could not imagine being put into some category. I feel for the children today who maybe cannot just do the things they like for fear of some weird label!

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    • I was like you as a kid, also. I did girly things like play with dolls but also played touch football, baseball, collected garter snakes and praying mantis’ for pets….my parents had no preconceived notions as did most parents back then. We were just kids.

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      • Ha! Yes littleflower!! Garter snakes and king snakes. Learned the difference between those, water moccasins and copper heads.

        It was great!! Climbed trees, rode dirt bikes and caught frogs in the canals.

        …and I drank out of the water hose, so I didn’t have to run back in the house and miss something!

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  20. cheryl says:

    My favorite comment from another website after hearing that Barr had picked another pitbull investigator:
    I think it’s time for Comey to post another picture of himself in the woods, like a cucked-out pencil-neck Bigfoot, and rap with The Youth about Jesus ‘n Leadership.

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  21. Julia Adams says:

    “Q Did you know he was going to do it?”

    “THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t know it. I didn’t know it. But I think it’s a great thing that he did it. I saw it last night. And they want to look at how that whole hoax got started. It was a hoax. And even Mueller — not a friend of mine — even Bob Mueller came out: “No collusion.” And he had 18 people that didn’t like Donald Trump. They were Hillary Clinton fans. They contributed, many of them, to Hillary Clinton. They came out. It was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the people of this country.” “And you know what? I am so proud of our Attorney General, that he is looking into it. I think it’s great. I did not know about it. No.”

    ******
    This was a setup question to further the obstruction narrative the left loves so much. It’s a double gottcha question. If he says yes, then he is retaliating against the Democrats; if he says no, then they will say he is lying, fact check him by finding some unnamed source to say differently. These people are pathetic

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  22. Daniel says:

    “We Always Win.”

    Oh that sound of pearls being clutched…. they are losing their minds! “You can’t say that! It’s so offensive!” I would love some reporter to say something like that to President Trump and have him answer something like “well, we have a participation award for China if that helps.”

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  23. Sanj says:

    POTUS- ‘We have a great dialogue going with the Chinese’ – Translation – They are yelling at us, calling us names and we’re laughing at them. We finally called them out!!! Thanks President Trump

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  24. Paul B. says:

    Glad to see some daylight between Trump and Wray the company man. It was clear from the outset that Wray is not the man to get to the root of the FBI’s significant problems. Finally with Barr in position, there is reason to believe things will start happening.

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  25. WSB says:

    SD, thank you for the transcript!!!!! Sometimes the transcript brings out a hilarity not seen on the video! President Trump has a knack for ‘show and tell’ in front all of the presstitutes. I LOVED this one!

    How are you, Emerald?

    Q I’m good. How are you?

    THE PRESIDENT: Good. What’s up?

    The reporter is from OANN…PT’s new puppy, OANN! He LOVES OANN!

    Way to smack down the entire clown car next to her!

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  26. covfefe999 says:

    President Trump is so powerful and so in charge!!! Best President EVER! Bless you Treepers and other Trump supporters for putting him in office.

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  27. Gary Lacey says:

    You folk heard it from Trump’s own lips, the New York Times is “fake news”. So why in the helll are you still buying “fake news”?

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  28. CC says:

    “We’ll handle it now.”
    Love this guy!

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