President Trump Impromptu Remarks Departing the White House…

Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  Departing the White House for an energy policy speech in Iowa, President Trump stops to take questions from the assembled media pool.

UPDATE: Video and Transcript Added

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[Transcript] – 12:35 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. This group gets bigger and bigger. This is a big group by any standard. This is like the Academy Awards used to be before they went political. Now nobody cares.

But a great honor to be with you. We’re doing very well. Mexico is doing a great job at the border, really helping us. We want the Democrats to help us as much as Mexico. And we’ll have absolutely no problem at the border. We’ll clean it up very quickly.

But the agreement with Mexico has been great. They’ve been working very hard. We’re doing very well together. A good relationship.

Yes.

Q Mr. President, in his speech today, Joe Biden will say that your policies represent an existential threat to this nation. What do you say to Joe Biden?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I heard Biden, who’s a loser — I mean, look, Joe never got more than 1 percent, except Obama took him off the trash heap, and now it looks like he’s failing. It looks like his friends from the left are going to overtake him pretty soon.

But I heard he — you know, his whole campaign is to hit Trump. If you look at what the Obama administration did in terms of the military, in terms of security, in terms of other nations, in terms of almost everything, much of it now, fortunately for everybody here, has been overturned.

But, look, when a man has to mention my name 76 times in his speech, that means he’s in trouble. Now, I have to tell you, he’s a different guy. He looks different than he used to. He acts different than he used to. He’s even slower than he used to be. So, I don’t know. But when he mentions my name that many times, I guess they should be complimented.

Q Did you ask staff to lie about your poll numbers?

THE PRESIDENT: Who?

Q Did you ask members of your team to lie about your poll numbers?

THE PRESIDENT: I never do. My poll numbers are great. By the way, we’ve gotten fantastic numbers. I guess Rasmussen just came out with a 50 percent. And the amazing thing is all I do is get hit by this phony witch hunt, although they don’t mention Russia anymore because there was no collusion. So now they want to try and say, “Well, did he obstruct a no-collusion?” So there was no crime. The crime was by the Democrats, folks. They’ve committed, in my opinion, many crimes. And time will tell what happens there. But the crime was by the Democrats.

My poll numbers have been very, very good. We’re starting, really, next week. It’s going to be something, I think, very special. We’re starting in Orlando, Florida.

Q Mr. President, are you elevating Joe Biden by continually attacking him?

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me?

Q Are you elevating Joe Biden by continually attacking him?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I’d rather run against, I think, Biden than anybody. I think he’s the weakest, mentally. And I like running against people that are weak, mentally. I think Joe is the weakest up here. The other ones have much more energy. I don’t agree with their policies, but I think Joe is a man who is — I call him “One Percent Joe,” because until Obama came along, he didn’t do very well.

But I — look. Look, but I don’t bring him up.

Q He says your tariffs are going to hurt Iowa farmers.

THE PRESIDENT: The best thing that ever happened to the farmers is me. We gave $16 billion to the farmers to make up for the deficit with China. We gave them $16 billion. We don’t give them; they earn it, because they’re patriots. We gave them ethanol at 15, which nobody was ever going to do; which Biden didn’t do in eight years as, you know, Vice President. The farmers are my best friend. Nobody has treated the farmers better than Donald Trump.

Q Mr. President, on Mexico. Do you have an agreement with Mexico to become a safe third country for asylum seekers?

THE PRESIDENT: (Displays a document.) That’s the agreement that everybody says I don’t have.

Q Can you tell us?

THE PRESIDENT: So, no, because I’m going to let Mexico do the announcement at the right time. For Mexico, they want to go through it. But here’s the agreement. It’s a very simple agreement. This is one page. This is one page of a very long and very good agreement for both Mexico and the United States.

Without the tariffs, we would have had nothing. We had nothing two weeks ago. Mexico told us “absolutely.” I don’t know where the Times got the story, but — I think they got it probably from somebody that worked here and said, oh, how well they were doing. Well, for a long time — for many years — people tried to get what we got in a period of a couple of days. And they couldn’t get it. That’s the difference: They couldn’t get it.

So, Mexico, we’re getting along with them great. Marcelo and the President and all of them, we’re getting along great. They’ve started a very strong action. They’re moving, right now, 6,000 soldiers to their southern border. Who ever heard of that? You think we had that two weeks ago?

Two weeks ago, I’ll tell you what we had: We had nothing. And the reason we had nothing is because Mexico felt they didn’t have to give us anything. I don’t blame them. But this is actually, ultimately, going to be good for Mexico, too. And it’s good for the relationship of Mexico with us.

So here’s your thing. You know, they all say, “Oh, he doesn’t…” I just give you my word inside here. And I would love to do it. But you will freeze-action it. You will stop it. You will analyze it. Every single letter you’ll see. But in here is the agreement.

Q Mr. President, Speaker Pelosi said today that every time you attack her, her stock goes up. Are you helping her politically?

THE PRESIDENT: Now, look, Nancy is a mess. The Democratic Party is a mess. They’re doing everything they can to win the election in 2020.

They are guilty of many crimes. Many, many crimes — what they’ve done. They’re guilty of many, many crimes. And hopefully, in a short period of time, that’ll be seen. They should never have done what they’ve done. And all they do is waste time on these investigations where there’s no obstruction, no collusion, no nothing.

And in the meantime, they can’t get a border deal done. They can’t do anything. We need — in addition to the great deal with Mexico, we need them to work on illegal immigration, on lower drug prices, on infrastructure. And they’re not doing anything. They are — they’ve come to a halt.

Q On that specific question, if I could: Did Mexico agree —

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Did Mexico agree in the negotiations last week to become a safe third country for asylum seekers?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t want to say, but you can just figure it out yourself. And the reason is Mexico wants to handle. That would have to go through their legislative body.

Q But I heard that they agreed to that on Friday.

THE PRESIDENT: A lot of people heard they agreed to it. A lot of people are saying that. Good luck. Okay? I’m not going to say one way or the other. But I will tell you, right here is the story. You know, I don’t like it when newspapers write fake news, or when reporters, like you, do fake news. I don’t like that. So right here is the agreement. It’s very simple. It’s right here. And in here is everything you want to talk about. Done. It’s done. It’s done. It’s all done.

Emerald.

Q On Joe Biden, he’s reportedly going to change his rhetoric about China to say, “We need to get tough. They are our competition.”

THE PRESIDENT: Joe Biden thought that China was not a competitor of ours. Joe Biden is a dummy. Joe Biden thought China was not a competitor. China made $500 billion, over a short period of time, against Obama, Biden — and for many, many years, in all fairness to them.

China is a major competitor and right now China wants to make a deal very badly. It’s me, right now, that’s holding up the deal. And we’re going to either do a great deal with China or we’re not doing a deal at all.

Right now, China is paying us billions and billions of dollars. They never gave us 10 cents. And China ate our country alive during Obama and Biden. They ate us alive. And then, Biden has some kind of relationship financially, or his son, with China? Tell me about that? Because China ate the United States alive economically, and it’s a shame.

Q Was it appropriate for you to attack Pelosi in Normandy? Was it appropriate for you to attack Pelosi in Normandy?

THE PRESIDENT: No, no, Pelosi attacked me. She was here. She made a horrible statement that I’m sure she wished she didn’t make. She made a horrible statement while I was with the Queen of England, while I was with — while I was with the President of France. And you’re not supposed to do that. Okay? But the ones that committed the crimes are the Democrats and others.

Q Mr. President, do immigrants from Venezuela deserve asylum in the U.S.? And why haven’t you given them temporary protected status?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re looking at that and we’re very much involved with the Venezuela crisis. It’s a horrible thing, a horrible situation. It’s been brewing for many years. It really started, in the worst form, during the Biden-Obama administration. But it’s been brewing for a long time.

Q Can you give them temporary protected status?

THE PRESIDENT: So we’re looking at that very strongly. We’re looking at that.

Q Mr. President, on Xi — your tweet about Xi and the threat of tariffs if he doesn’t meet with you, where are you on that?

THE PRESIDENT: My relationship with President Xi of China is a very good one. One of the people I really like. I get along with him right. He’s representing China. I’m representing the United States of America. We’re doing very well. We’re taking in billions and billions of dollars. Companies are leaving China right now and they’re coming here because they don’t want to pay the tariffs. And they’re going to other countries.

But I think that China — I can tell you China would like to make a deal very badly. They’re getting hurt very badly by the tariffs because companies can’t pay the tariffs, so they’re leaving China.

And the other thing you have to remember about China is that China will subsidize companies so our taxpayer is not paying for very much of it. A report came out; they’re paying for very little of it.

But what it’s doing is creating a fair playing field, which we’ve never had with China since the WTO — the World Trade Organization.

Q And will you meet at the G20? Will you meet with Xi at the G20?

THE PRESIDENT: We expect to meet with President Xi very shortly. We think we’ll meet him at the G20. We’re talking. We have a very good relationship.

Look, we had a deal with China and then they went back on the deal. They said, “We don’t want to have four major points, five major points.” So we changed it. But we had a deal with China. And unless they go back to that deal, I have no interest.

Right now, we’re taking in billions and billions of dollars. I’ve created something — what we’ve done in the last two and a half years, we’ve picked up $14 trillion in net worth of the United States. And China has gone down probably by $20 trillion. There’s a tremendous gap. When I came in, that gap was getting very close.

Q Why are you so certain, Mr. President, that you will win Iowa in 2020?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I love Iowa. I’ve gotten along great. I won Iowa by a lot the last time. Usually a Republican would not win it by that much. But I won Iowa, as you know, by a lot. I have a great relationship with the farmers. I have a great relationship with everybody. I mean, Iowa, I think, is going to be something that we win very easily.

I think we’re going to win. I saw a fake poll — a suppression poll in Pennsylvania. I even saw one in Texas. They’re suppression. They’re fake polls, just like the fake media, of which there are many here. They’re fake polls.

We’re going to win Texas by a lot. We’re going to win Iowa by a lot. We’re going to win, I would say, every — Pennsylvania, I think we’re going to do very well. We have steel companies opening up that for 40 years they didn’t open up steel companies. Now they’re opening up. No, I think we’re doing very well.

Q (Inaudible) about your meeting with Kim Jong Un while you’re in South Korea? Are there discussions underway?

THE PRESIDENT: So, I see that. And I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un, and I think the relationship is very well. But I appreciated the letter. I saw the information about the CIA, with respect to his brother, or half-brother. And I would tell him that would not happen under my auspices, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t let that happen under my auspices.

But I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un. I can’t show you the letter, obviously, but it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter. I appreciate it.

And I’ll say it again: I think that North Korea has tremendous potential, and he’ll be there. I think that North Korea, under his leadership — but North Korea, because of what it represents — the people are great, the land is great, the location is incredible between Russia, China, and South Korea — I think North Korea has tremendous potential. And the one that feels that more than anybody is Kim Jong Un. He gets it. He totally gets it.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know. I have not heard about that, but we’ll see.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: I would, but I want to get it further advanced.

In the meantime, no nuclear testing. No major missile testing. Nothing like when I first got here. When I first got here, it was a bad mess.

We have a very good relationship together. Now I can confirm it because of the letter I got yesterday. And I think — you know, I think that something will happen that’s going to be very positive. But in the meantime, we have our hostages back. The remains keep coming back. We have a relationship.

Q Do you think he had his half-brother killed? Do you think he had his half-brother killed?

Q Are you saying that the CIA (inaudible) was wrong?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Was the CIA wrong? Did he have his half-brother killed?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know anything about that. I know this: That the relationship is such that that wouldn’t happen under my auspices. But I don’t know about that. Nobody knows.

Q McAleenan (inaudible) — earlier he said that the border wouldn’t —

Q So, Mr. President, you said —

THE PRESIDENT: Quiet. Quiet. Quiet.

Go ahead.

Q — that the border wouldn’t be as bad today if they passed the 2013 immigration bill. But that included the Gang of Eight amnesty.

THE PRESIDENT: Up a little higher.

Q That included — McAleenan said that the border wouldn’t be as bad if Congress had passed the 2013 immigration bill. But that included the Gang of Eight amnesty.

THE PRESIDENT: So, Congress has to get their act together. They have to pass immigration laws. They have to get rid of — I mean, as far as I’m concerned, the most important thing is to get rid of the loopholes, because you have loopholes and asylum problems that they could do in 15 minutes if they wanted to.

The Democrats in Congress are causing this country tremendous drug problems, tremendous security problems, and they have to get together and they have to work out asylum and the loopholes.

It would take, literally, 15 minutes. It’s so simple.

Q That 2013 bill included amnesty. Does the administration support amnesty now, since McAleenan said that?

THE PRESIDENT: What we’re going to do is we’re going to sit down at some point with the Democrats; we’re going to work it all out. It is a quick negotiation. And they know I’m right. They just don’t want to do it politically. They want to have open borders. And open borders means crime. And really, it means crime; it means drugs.

So we get 90 percent of our drugs coming in through the southern border, which I think everyone pretty much agrees too. Hundreds of billions of dollars — we can close it up so easy.

Now, we took a big step with Mexico over the last three days. This is an even bigger step. But we took a big step with Mexico. The Democrats have to sit down with us and we have to work something out very easily on asylum and on loopholes.

Q Any plan, any thought, about another meeting with Kim Jong Un?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, it could happen, but I want to bring it further down the line.

Look, in the meantime, he’s kept his word. There’s no nuclear testing, there’s no large, you know, long-range missiles going up. The only thing he sent up were very short-term, short-range. That was just a test of short range. It’s a whole different deal.

But he’s kept his word to me; that’s very important. And again, the letter he sent was a beautiful letter. It was a very warm letter. That’s a very nice thing. And I don’t say that out of naiveté. I say that was a very nice letter.

Q The agreement in your pocket, when does that go into effect? Does it happen even if Mexico brings down the numbers?

THE PRESIDENT: This will go into effect, and it’s my option. It’s not Mexico’s. But it will go into effect when Mexico tells me it’s okay to release it.

Q What if they bring the numbers down in the next 90 days?

THE PRESIDENT: If they bring the numbers way down, we won’t have to use it. Okay? If they bring the numbers way down, we won’t have to. But this my option. It goes into effect when I want it to. But I have a lot of respect for the President of Mexico, I have a lot of respect for the people we dealt with, so I don’t want to do that. And they have to go back to Congress to get that approved.

But it goes down — listen, it goes down — it goes into effect at my option. But I wouldn’t do that. I want to deal with them, okay?

Q Why haven’t you nominated a DHS and Defense Secretary?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Why haven’t you nominated a DHS and Defense Secretary?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I have — Defense Secretary.

Q When is that going to happen, though?

THE PRESIDENT: I have. It’s done. I put it out.

Q When is DHS — it’s done?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. It’s done from the standpoint of the nomination.

Q Are you saying —

Q Why haven’t you nominated DHS?

THE PRESIDENT: Wait, wait, wait. Pat Shanahan was nominated two weeks ago.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, no, I put it out.

Q When are you sending it? When are you sending it?

THE PRESIDENT: I put it out officially. No, now he has to go through the process.

Q Okay, what about DHS?

THE PRESIDENT: He’s now going through. That, we’ll make a determination. I think Kevin is doing a very good job right now. But we’ll make a determination in the not-too-distant — we have Acting. We’ll make a determination. But I think Kevin is doing a very good job.

Q Have you spoken to the leadership in Iran? Are you hopeful about peaceful dialogue with Iran?

THE PRESIDENT: I hope that everything works out with Iran. Iran is a country that now, because of all of the sanctions and other things, is a much different country than when I came here.

When I came here, they were all over the place causing terror, causing problems. They’re not doing that right now. And I think they respect the United States right now much more than they ever have.

So Iran has got a lot of problems, and I’d like to help them with those problems. We’ll see what happens. But they have tremendous inflation. Their money is worthless. You can’t buy a loaf of bread. It’s a lot of problems in Iran. And it’s a lot different than it was two and a half years ago. And big things were sanctioned, but I think the biggest thing was when I — and the most important was when I terminated the Iran nuclear deal, which was an incompetent deal.

Thank you all. I’ll see you in Iowa.

[Transcript End]

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139 Responses to President Trump Impromptu Remarks Departing the White House…

  1. ROTFLOL!!
    Trump slaps Hollywood in the first 20 seconds with the truth. Then spanks “Uncle Joe” right upside the head before the first minute!

    I LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!

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  2. dekare says:

    Not to get too off topic…but OMG…you can really see Trumps comb-over as the wind keeps lifting it up. Not sure if he should admit he is balding, and cut it, or keep it as being his “signature” look.

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  3. Trump can say very matter-of-factly to Biden: “You had eight years – what did you DO? I’ve had two-and-a-half years – what have I done?” Case closed.

    The Democrats are once again hand-picking their “candidate,” and he’s colorless and old. You can see the teleprompter in the background when he speaks. That, to me, is no longer a viable candidate. That might have been what “a Presidential candidate” was for the past fifty years, but times have changed … forever.

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    • redthunder238 says:

      Obama was the same way just with a phony personality and an ability to lie better. Remember all of the teleprompter jokes and the first debate with Romney? Obama was garbage.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Agree. You need a teleprompter for a speech, especially if you have a target audience, but if you hold a certain belief/opinion/viewpoint, you don’t need to read it off of a screen; it just comes naturally, because YOU BELIEVE IT.

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  4. jx says:

    “Joe Biden is a dummy!”

    One hit after another. I can’t stop laughing!

    Liked by 16 people

  5. TheWanderingStar says:

    Our President is a twirling dervish as he wades into the fake news press laying waste to all within his reach and those foolish enough to cross him with idiotic questions.

    Liked by 12 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      You can see he loves taking these fake reporters to the woodshed. These pressers are very important as he gets to get his message out on his terms. I can’t wait until the rallies start this month and then the debates.

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  6. peddiebill says:

    While I can understand Trump supporters for deriding Trump opponents, I would have thought some intelligent commentary on why most of the polls are currently putting Biden ahead of Trump might be more helpful to the Trump camp. Pretending the polls don’t exist is hardly mature commentary.

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    • MelH says:

      Why most of the polls do anything is not worthy of “intelligent commentary”, or maybe you weren’t around for the Clinton/Trump polls on 11/8/16.

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    • abdiesus says:

      One reason is they are over-sampling Republicans in order to artificially pump up Biden’s score. Face it, if you have to pick between one of those Dem losers, who else would you pick? It’s all part of the “Fake News” campaign strategy that the Dems always use.

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    • 17CatsInTN says:

      When we get to an actual Slow Joe Crow* nomination, we’ll worry about polls. Or maybe not seein’ as how every one of the best and brightest pollsters were 100% wrong last time around. But, thanks for stopping by…your comments are duly noted so I’m off to find a little mature commentary.

      See Fox in Socks.by Theodor Geisel.

      /s

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    • yy4u says:

      peddibill – because the DAY OF the election, the polls had Hillary Clinton winning in a landslide. What other explanation is necessary? Like “news”, polls these days tend to be fake. First of all, they poll Democrats, second most of us who are not Democrats don’t answer the phone and if we did, we’d probably lie. These people spied on a billionaire candidate for president and we want them to know who we are and for whom we are voting? Not likely.

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    • Landslide says:

      Lord have mercy on you! Those polls were so accurate last time around!! /s 🤪🤪

      ‘Round here, we believe as Sarah Palin says, “Polls are for strippers and long-distance skiers!”

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      What ever horse you rode into town on,I suggest you get back on it and ride out and what does the peddie stand for.

      Liked by 4 people

    • LeastInterestingManInTheWorld says:

      Honestly, any poll that places Biden in front of Pres. Trump has only managed to get one thing right……the alphabetical order of their names.

      Liked by 6 people

    • alligatriot says:

      After the 2016 elections, “mature commentary” concerning polls should be: “Polls are irrelevant.”
      The “Trump camp” analyzes actual data rather than relying on manipulated data from pollsters with an agenda.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      peddie, sadly anyone can buy a poll for whatever purpose. To date as a statistician I want to see the P response and how many were polled, and how many said nothing or were undecided but were automatically put on the poll the buyer wants for “numbers” to look real. I think those of us real Americans see Trump at higher than 50% and going further up. (WordPress, please let me back and tell me why I am not.) Have used this site for a long time.

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    • FPCHmom says:

      Pretending polls mean anything at this point in time is hardly intelligent commentary.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Polls? 17+ months before the general? I’ll hone in at the back end and maybe not even then.

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    • Petrel says:

      Re Polls: We have long since learned that these polls are demonstrably “fake” — with the polling pool packed with left-wing democrats and very thinly populated with “deplorables”.

      We live in the mid-Atlantic and during the summer and autumn of 2016 whole swathes of Pennsylvania / Virginia / North Carolina that once presented multitudes of Presidential Democrat front-yard signs had very few. We wondered “Might this be an omen?” Come November, despite fake polling predicting a Democrat win, those missing Democrat signs proved to be a bell-weather.

      This should not suggest that Democrat States engaged in fake voter registrations are not a worry. President Trump’s re-election will much depend on the Republican Party in every state taking effective steps to stop the irregular registrations.

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    • redthunder238 says:

      Yeah just wait until Biden has to start talking on TV, especially the debates. That’s IF he can get through the primaries with Bernie and his psychopathic supporters trying to sink him.

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      • Amy2 says:

        If Biden is the eventual contender, I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DEBATES!! Keeping in mind that PDT asked Hillary why she hadn’t done anything in her 30 years in government. The only difference is now PDT has 40 years to work with!!

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    • Guyski says:

      Good comment. My belief is that the name ‘Trump’ skews the results to the democrat.

      An example poll question:

      President Trump says illegal immigration affects wages negatively. True or false?
      Does illegal immigration affects wages negatively?

      Basically the same question, but the responses will not be the same.

      If you look at polling concerning issues and not a person. This issues that Trump talks about do better when they are not associated with Trump.

      Also, how do you ‘count’ Trump supporters who hang up when they get a call from a pollster?

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    • Eric says:

      Why in God’s name would you believe most polls? (and as others have already posted, look at how they over-sampled Dems in the Texas poll as just one example)

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    • jx says:

      Yeah and Clinton was going to win in a landslide.

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    • todayistheday99 says:

      Can’t imagine why anyone but a fool would actually believe a media opinion poll unless you believe it’s exact opposite.

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    • sundance says:

      …”THE MEDIA DIDN’T GET IT WRONG – The pollsters did not work from the wrong data set; the media pollsters, consultants and professional political class did not work from the wrong assumptions, or use the incorrect baselines….. THEY LIED.

      The professional media polling agents knew exactly what the truth was.

      They lied and manipulated their data in a concerted effort to intentionally falsify reality. There should be no doubt, EVER, in the mind of any political observer as to what took place within the expressed and broadcasted polling which fueled over two years of broadcast news. The media intentionally lied.

      They knew the truth. The same tools available to us, and to those who were ridiculed for truth-telling, were available to them and many more. They did not get it wrong. They chose to lie to you the American electorate.”….

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/11/09/an-important-post-election-message-about-media-polling/

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    • bosscook says:

      The polls. LOL. They were so right about 2016, right? And there has been much commentary about Trump voters purposeful (me included), screwing with these pollsters. Or not even answering. There’s a whole bunch the polls got wrong and are still getting wrong.

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    • tonyE says:

      Hillary 90%, Trump 10%.

      QED.

      Get it now? Didn’t u learn nuthin’ from the polls in 2016?

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    • Jeff says:

      Polls do not reflect public opinion, they are engineered to shape it.

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  7. mr. deacon says:

    Media still playing cheerleader/soccer mom/publicist/lawyer for the Special Needs Party.

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  8. RJ says:

    I would like it if one of these intrepid reporters would ask about the President’s wife, Melania in relation to her beautiful outfits and how they were received in Europe. The woman looked beyond terrific!

    What a first Lady!

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  9. Deplore Able says:

    President Trump: “The ones who committed the crimes are the Democrats and others.”

    Who are the “others?” Foreigners, RINOS, hmmm….

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    • Of course Mr. Trump is being circumspect, but he is referring to the many high-placed government officials who committed crimes and who are not politicians. The politicians will probably come later.

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    • Dutchman says:

      D.A.
      My first thought, as well. “AND OTHERS”, now WHO could that be? The media,…no they are Dems.

      REPUBLICANS; IMHO PDJT knows his biggest enemy in the,swamp is NOT Pelosi, its McConnell, and the cabal he ‘leads’. And, their weakness is EXPOSURE; with the events of the last two weeks, he had a major victory, exposing McConnell and his crew, and the CoC.

      Every time PDJT forces the ‘Rinos’ to come out and expose themselves, he,wins and they lose. Both Immigration and Impeachment are issues which force Uniparty Rino exposure. Its a beautiful thing to watch!

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  10. sundance says:

    CNN Political analyst makes claim that POTUS Trump paper was blank

    Washington Post reporter outlines some of the text.

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    • It probably was blank. So what. Our President Trump is the ultimate Ringmaster with all those braying hyenas.

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      • No, the President probably would not have even one page of a classified document ACTUALLY in his pocket. But he can use the piece of paper as a theatrical prop to reinforce that the agreement is real – which it is.

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      • ristvan says:

        Look just above. It wasn’t blank. And PDJT saying Mexico’s Congress has to approve but then the use of it is at his option can only mean 8USC§1158(2), safe third country agreement. And Mexico would only agree to that if they were serious about solving the Triangle Counties caravan problem themselves so that PDJT doesn’t have to have AG Barr declare it. A real guarantor that Mexico will solve the problem.

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        • ristvan- I wasn’t able to read it very well but I trust that you are right (as usual) regarding the safe third country agreement. Thanks for your many comments on the legal niceties of these matters. They are very enlightening.

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        • Barnestormer says:

          ristvan, on June 6 you posted this:

          ristvan says:
          June 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm

          Lurking Lawyer here.
          There is a slight confusion. The ‘safe third country’ thing is pursuant to US immigration law 8USC§1158(2).
          BUT the underlying international treaty law is the 1951 Refugee Accord, to which both Mexico and US are signatories. It established the obligation of a ‘country of first refuge’ to offer asylum. For Central Americans, Mexico IS the ‘country of first refuge’. They have not honored that treaty obligation, instead ferrying their faux asylum seekers to the US border.

          Have you modified your opinion since then?

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          • Amy2 says:

            I’m not sure if it was an opinion or not; Mexico either violated the treaty (or course) or not. Since they did, that makes it null and void, so what are our options going forward?

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            • Barnestormer says:

              Amy2, ristvan and I have posted differing opinions on the subject. Not to drag out the prior debate, I’ll just summarize what I believe the situation to be:

              1. It is true that the U.S. and Mexico are parties to the 1951 Refugee Convention, as modified by the 1967 Protocol, but that treaty contains no first country of refuge provision.

              2. 8 U.S.C.§1158(2) permits relocation of migrants to the first country they could have applied to for asylum, if it is a “safe third country” AND the U.S. has an agreement with that country to do so. But such an agreement did not exist with Mexico (or Guatemala), and it is the prospect of such agreement(s) that appears in the works.

              3. In the absence of such a “safe third country agreement,” migrants have been transiting Mexico to the U.S. with no obligation to seek Mexican asylum, and Mexico’s permitting that transiting did not of itself violate the 1951 Convention. That is not to say there weren’t violations of some sort: smuggling, humanitarian violations, etc. But the key is, there was nothing that triggered a legal right of the U.S. to return illegal migrants to Mexico once they crossed our southern border.

              4. If Pres. Trump succeeds in effecting such a safe third country agreement with Mexico, the whole asylum game changes, as the U.S. could relocate illegal migrants to Mexico under 8 U.S.C. §1158(2) without affording them an asylum hearing. Think of catch-and-release giving way to and catch-and-return.

              My take.

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              • Amy2 says:

                Thanks barnestormer! #3 is concerning, but if the president follows through on #4, good things can happen.

                Several months ago the definition of “asylum” was mentioned in the news. Perhaps that is what was in the works. Hopefully so!

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      • RyderLee says:

        Love That , Seneca ,,, *Braying Hyenas* … PERFECT !
        👍To You , Seneca 😊

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    • GB Bari says:

      LOL! Great catch Sundance!
      CNN lies EVERY time they have a chance to tell the truth.
      Seriously dysfunctional “news” organization.

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      “If the United States determines, at its discretion after …”

      That is NOT a prop.

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      • Aeyrie says:

        Agreed. As well as being able to read partial sentences about what Mexico agrees to you can make out two signatures as well. CNN = sewer rats.

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

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  11. olddog35 says:

    In comparing President Trump to the rest of the political wannabes, tell me who appears the most “presidential” now-

    I can’t wait to see the VSG square up his opponents in future debates!

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  12. I really hate the press!!

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  13. peddiebill says:

    Do you really think the Press shouldn’t have called out Nixon?!!!

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  14. JMC says:

    The Press Lice

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  15. sarasotosfan says:

    More greatness on display. Thank you for posting the interview.

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  16. bosscook says:

    Painful to listen to those jackals who call themselves “journalists”, but our POTUS is doing a great job exposing them. Over and over again.

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  17. bessie2003 says:

    I wonder what reporter it was that the President turned, looked at him/her ,and told them to shut up!

    Chopper pressers are indeed the best!

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  18. beach lover says:

    My favorite is his hand stop.. like a traffic guard. LOL And they all stop like good little children.

    Just once I wish he would follow up with asking them why they haven’t done anything to investigate the dossier and all the wrongs that Barr is looking at.

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    • Amy2 says:

      I like the hand up too. It’s impressive at his rallies as well. Everyone gets quiet so he can move on to the next issue. A man in command. Love it.

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  19. Tl Howard says:

    The danger of calling people “dumb” and telling others to “shut up” is that there are indeed voters who think the economy pretty much runs itself, esp. when things are going well. Even IF such voters realize it was indeed Trump who righted the ship, they illogically and incorrectly assume the next guy will want to keep it running smoothly and wouldn’t be so crazy as to change a thing. WRONG! But that’s what they believe and they say to themselves, “I’ll be so much more comfortable and they will be so much less lack of arguing if Dem X gets elected than if Trump gets another term.” It’s the name calling that really gets to them about Trump. They don’t seem to mind his sticking up for himself but they cringe at some of the name calling.

    I’ve asked myself if saying, “How the hell does Joe Biden NOT think China is a huge threat to us in many ways” is more effective than calling him “Dumb.”

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    • Dutchman says:

      And, JMHO, I have absolutely NO PATIENCE with effete, hi-falluting *ssholes who prioritise form over substance, and are offended by blunt language and a confrontational style, when confrontational style.

      They are the kids in school, who hoped if they didn’t draw attention to themselves, that the bully would leave them alone.

      They are the ones who, in a polote,and orderly manner, climbed onto the boxcars, headed for aschwitz, and deluded themselves and others that the crematoriums were ‘just showers’.

      Screw decorum; you see a bully, doing what bullies do, you get RIGHT in their face, you do NOT let concerns over ‘appearance’and ‘decorum’ overcome common sense.

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      • Bingo, Dutchman!
        👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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      • Dekester says:

        Cheers Dutchman,

        Turn the other cheek and get that one slapped too.

        God bless PDJT

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      • Sentient says:

        I was in the locker room at the Y today and they had CNN on. They reported that Trump called Biden a dummy and I just busted out laughing. Most of the guys there are retired corporate types who probably think Trump is an embarrassment. It’s good for them to find out that some of us think he’s the best entertainment since Jackie Mason.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Check out the video, in the other thread with Hannity and Graham! These guys are talking SERIOUS sh*t; FISA abuse, etc. But Hannity played a short clip of DJT calling Biden a dummy.
          They can’t stop chuckling. 10 minutes into the segment, they are still trying not to laugh.

          Note to BIDEN; when people on the other side are LAUGHING at you, not with you, its,….not a good sign, Joe,…not good!

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    • Deb says:

      But, Biden actually looks dumb. So when he is branded with that word, you look at his face and realize he does look dumb, and you will never look at him quite the same way again.

      It’s like saying the emperor has no clothes. You can’t unsee it.

      This is why branding by their appearance is so effective. Just ask horse face “Stormy Daniels.”

      So yes, calling Biden dumb is effective in more ways than one.

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    • President Trump did not call Biden “dumb”.

      He BRANDED Biden a “DUMMIE”.
      … Consider the difference … and laugh yourself to sleep!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Because isn’t not dumb? Plain people appreciate plain talk. I’ll grant that it’s mostly our side who appreciate that, but PDT makes things stick. Advertising agencies know all too well that if you say it enough times….

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  20. ristvan says:

    IMO the big news was not the signed Mexico agreement. It was the ‘nice’ letter from Kim Jong Un that PDJT received yesterday. When asked about a third summit he did not say ‘we’ll see’ like usual. He said (paraphrased) I want things to go on a little while longer. Now that likely implies two things, because even speaking extemporaneously PDJT always speaks carefully for the messages sent.

    First, couple to his phone interview yesterday. If I don’t meet with Xi at G20, the other tariffs go on. But I think I will (implication so they won’t). And in todays helipresser, paraphrased, “China wants a deal. But it has to be a good deal, unlike when they reneged on 4 or 5 key points.” That means he thinks the trade war with China will be favorably resolved before the election. And as Sundance has said, that also means China ‘giving up’ NoKo nukes.
    Second, Kim Jong Un would only write a nice letter if there was some purpose, after the mess in Hanoi (including NoKo not being forthcoming about all their facilities). Maybe Kim now understands the full dynamic, senses what is happening with China trade, and is closer to ‘ready to roll’. We know the sanctions are hurting badly. And he now knows we know more than he thought, and that PDJT does not play games. Mexico agreement last Friday is an example.

    The letter is grounds for cautious optimism on NoKo denuclearization.

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  21. hard masada says:

    I like it that he has taken over the press briefing and he has put the lid down~~Jymmy A has disappeared. I really like his style,,,,,the PrezMan Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • roger duroid. says:

      Still wish he’d make them raise their hands to be acknowledged rather than screaming out their talking point questions. Treat them like the 2nd graders they are.

      SOOOO glad Sarah H has stopped those worthless pressers with all the gotcha / talking point questions.

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  22. C says:

    He’s tap dancin’ now

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  23. DJT2020 says:

    BEAST MODE!

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  24. stonedstooge says:

    Every Trump supporter when polled should answer that they will only vote for Hillary Clinton. Not Trump or any other Democrat. Then we MUST have cameras rolling when she realizes she lost and was duped

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  25. Mike Sara says:

    Trump was the master of that sad bunch. Toward whom did he say “quiet…Quiet…QUIET!” off to his right? Anybody know?? We’re taking bets. :::snort::: 😝

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  26. Dee Paul Deje says:

    “but but what about Joe Biden Mr. President?”.
    “Total LOSER. Next question.”

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  27. Sombody's Gramma says:

    Regarding those who still can’t abide Trump’s rough and tumble way of speaking, and use that as an excuse to go against him. (Here’s looking at you pious ones). What the globalists have done to this country, our own “representatives” (not), is so much worse than any word Trump could ever use. I won’t wax poetic on my experience watching America burn to the ground and praying to God for an intervention. I don’t care who he slept with, how much money he has, or if he calls people out on a daily basis. All I care about is the fact that He’s keeping his promises to Make America Great Again, that he believes in America first, that he’s divorcing Wall Street from Main Street, that he’s for the middle class, and the steel worker, and the farmer, and the military, and our cops etc etc etc… He’s fighting for us! I could care less if he dropped an F bomb every single presser. I have more fun reading his Tweets than just about anything I can think of. Not only is he kicking axx and taking names, he’s hilarious! My fellow Christians who recoil in horror at the brashness of this man, need to take a good long look at David. He was an adulterer, a murderer, a liar, brash, etc etc. And God called David a man after His own heart. It’s a great story of redemption and love. I think Trump is our David and I’m so grateful for him. Most folks I know, feel the same about Trump because they are evaluating his actions, not judging him by his manner of speech or looks or his past.

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  28. freepetta says:

    I just LOVE our President!! He’s so awesome!!

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  29. California Joe says:

    Killer press conference! I don’t know how these idiots can look themselves in the mirror in the morning.

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  30. Margaret Berger says:

    Two things to add here. Yes, they lied about the polls in 2016. Why? They hoped that they could still pull off a win by cheating. They wanted to make a victory look legitimate. How do I know they lied as opposed to just getting it wrong. Remember the fire works illiary ordered for her coronation? They were canceled before the loss.

    Second thing, Our magnificent bastard of a President is leading us, the deplorables, where we want to go and grabbing all the others by their sorry a$$ parts and making them come along. I love it.

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