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

Chopper pressers are the best pressers. As President Trump departs the White House traveling to Houston, Texas, the President stops to answer questions from the assembled press pool.  [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. We have a busy day planned. We’re leaving now for Ellington Air Force Base in Texas. We’re going to spend some time on the floods. We’re going to be briefed on the flood. We’re going to make a big investment so we can try and help Texas with this terrible flooding that they’ve been having. So we’ll be talking to a lot of people and meeting a lot of people. That’s going to be at Ellington Air Force Base.

Then we’re going to Houston. Some of you are coming with me, I guess. And we’ll be going to Houston, and we’ll be at a very nice, big stadium packed full of people with Prime Minister Modi of India. He asked if I’d go with him, and I’ve accepted. And we’re going to have a good time with Prime Minister Modi. We have — I hear it’s a tremendous crowd. So that will be in Houston.

And then after that, I’m going to Ohio. Pratt Industries is opening a $1 billion plant. And I told Mr. Pratt, who is a great — Anthony — I told him if he does something really spectacular, I’ll go and cut the ribbon. And he did; he invested a billion dollars in Ohio. So that’s Pratt Industries. They’re great people. It’s a great company, headed by a very great businessman from Australia. So they’re bringing a billion dollars into Ohio, and I said I’d go and cut the ribbon, and here it is. We’re ready to cut a ribbon. It’s a great plant. So we look forward to that.

Then we’re coming home and then we have a lot of work at the United Nations during the next week.

Q Mr. President, is a meeting at the U.N. with Iran completely off the table?

THE PRESIDENT: Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran. And that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I’m a very flexible person. But we have no intention — it’s not set up. We’re meeting with a lot of leaders. We have about 15 meetings set up, but Iran is not one of them.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: We had a great conversation. The conversation I had was largely congratulatory. It was largely corruption — all of the corruption taking place. It was largely the fact that we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son, creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.

And Ukraine — Ukraine has got a lot of problems. He — the new President is saying that he’s going to be able to rid the country of corruption. And I said that would be a great thing.

We had a great conversation. We had a conversation on many things. In fact, I believe Ukraine put out a statement yesterday saying that we covered many different topics. It was a warm and friendly conversation. We backed — I backed Ukraine from the beginning.

But I’m very upset that other countries aren’t doing the same. Germany should be spending much more. France, all of the European Union should be spending money. Why are we spending money and they’re not? Or least they’re spending very little by comparison.

So I’m not happy about that.

Q Will you let Rudy Giuliani talk to Congress about what he asked Ukraine to do?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I would have no problem with it. Rudy is a very straight shooter. And Rudy wants to see the same thing as a lot of other people with respect to your Ukraine. Ukraine has had a tremendous corruption problem. Somehow they were involved in a lot of different things that took place in our country, and hopefully it can be straightened out.

And I will say, the new President — we had a very good talk. The new President got elected based on the fact that he would end corruption. That was probably his number-one thing.

Q Mr. President, do you think somebody was spying one you on that call with Ukraine?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, this whistleblower — or whoever it was — because it sounds like it’s not a whistleblower. You can’t have that happen to a President of the United States.

The conversation, by the way, was absolutely perfect. It was a beautiful, warm, nice conversation, and it was put out last night, also, by Ukraine.

But you can’t have people doing this. And you can’t have people doing false alarms like this.

And, you know, when the President speaks to the head of another country, he has to be able to speak to those people. And those people don’t want to know that that they’re being recorded or that you have a stenographer working. You don’t want to have to hear that. You can’t do that to a President and you can’t do that to other countries.

But with all of that being said, we had a very great conversation — very straight, very honest conversation. I hope they can put it out.

Q Is there a recording, sir, of that call?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t say anything, but whenever I speak to a foreign leader, I assume there are many people on the line. I don’t assume I’m talking to the leader. Any time I’m on the phone with a foreign leader, many, many people are on the line. Sometimes they’re taping calls. Sometimes they’re doing a stenographer.

But I also assume many people are on the line from the other side. So if I’m speaking to a country, they also have people on the line. So who would say a thing like what you’re saying?

Now, I will say this: I said absolutely nothing wrong. It was perfect.

Q Mr. President, you acknowledged that (inaudible) —

THE PRESIDENT: Listen to me. Listen.

Q — talked about the Bidens in your earlier answer.

THE PRESIDENT: Listen to me.

Q You acknowledged that you —

THE PRESIDENT: Listen to me.

Q — talked about the Bidens. Is that correct, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: Listen to me. I assume many people are on the line. I know that before I make the call. And that’s what you have — intelligence agencies, everybody listening. That call was a great call. It was a perfect call. A perfect call.

What wasn’t perfect is the horrible thing that Joe Biden said. And now he made it a lie when he said he never spoke to his son. I mean, give me a break, he’s already said he spoke to his son. And now he said, yesterday, very firmly. Who wouldn’t speak to your son? Of course, you spoke to your son. So, he made the mistake of saying he never spoke to his son. He spoke to his son.

But more importantly, what he said about the billions of dollars that he wouldn’t give them unless they fired the prosecutor. And then he bragged about how they fired the prosecutor and they got the money.

Q (Inaudible.) Was that a snub (inaudible)?

THE PRESIDENT: No, it’s not a snub at all. I’m very busy. I’m going on the floods today. The floods are very important to me. And climate change — everything is very important.

But today I’m going to Texas on the floods. Then I’m going to Houston on the big rally. It’s a rally for Prime Minister Modi, and he asked me to do it — of India — and I look forward to doing it.

Q (Inaudible) Joe and Hunter Biden (inaudible) because of their involvement in Ukraine?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, not only in Ukraine; take a look at China. They took a tremendous amount of money out of China. Now, if they ever took over a China negotiation, he would sell us out. Look at all the money he made in China.

The son, he knew nothing. The son is a stiff. He knew nothing, and he’s making hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. And he did the same thing in Ukraine. He knows nothing.

This is a very dishonest thing that Joe Biden did. And then he said he never spoke to this son. Does anybody believe that one? But then he also said, long before, that that he did speak to his son. So he lied, again.

But what he said is that he wouldn’t give I think it was billions of dollars to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor who was looking at his son and his son’s company — the company that his son worked with. And that’s a very dishonest thing. And I’m not looking to hurt Biden.

I’m not even looing to hold him to it, to be honest. But he said a very bad thing. He said a very foolish thing.

Now, me, on the other hand, my conversation with the President — the new President of Ukraine was perfect. They put out a statement last night. They said the same thing. It was a warm, friendly conversation. There was no quid pro quo. There was nothing. It was a perfect conversation.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead.

Q How do you explain the military aid, sir? How do you explain delaying military aid (inaudible)?

THE PRESIDENT: Because I want Germany and I want France and I want the European Union to put up money. And I didn’t delay anything. We paid the military aid, to the best of my knowledge.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Listen to me. I gave so much more to Ukraine than Obama did. Go back and check your record.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: And you know what you should do? Also ask —

Q (Inaudible.)

Q Mr. President, can you tell us why anybody should be allowed to buy a gun without a background check?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re looking at it right now. We’re studying it very hard. It’s an issue that, frankly, Congress is wasting all their time on nonsense. We’re studying it very hard. If Congress would ever get back to work, we could work something. But Congress is doing all of this nonsense, this garbage that they’re doing. And I’ll tell you what — they don’t have any time. The Democrats in Congress are doing nothing. I’ll tell you what: They’re going to lose the election. You know why? Because they’re not doing anything.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re working very hard with some Democrats. The problem I have is that Jerry Nadler and all these people — they keep wasting time in Congress over nothing. They’re studying nothing. The Mueller report was perfect. Corey Lewandowski was magnificent. Everybody is perfect. They’re wasting time. They couldn’t accept the Mueller report. They couldn’t accept that defeat. They can’t now accept the fact that we have the best economy we’ve ever had, and we may be hitting another all-time high in the stock market.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: We’re looking at a lot of different things. They problem we find is the Democrats have very little time to talk because they’re wasting their time. You take a look at what they’re doing. It’s a total waste of time, and they know it. They know it.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Say it.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re working with Joe Manchin, the senator, and we’re working with Pat Toomey. And we have a lot of people working on this. And we’ll be seeing, I’d say, over a period of time.

The problem that I have is the Democrats in the House especially, they’re totally unavailable to talk because they have hearings all day over something that’s already been won by us. They made up a story. It was a false story. It was a hoax. And, frankly, we have to get to the bottom of how it started. But they’re wasting all of their time on a hoax.

Q You said Jay Powell was a “bonehead” with “no guts.” But then you said his job is safe. Why?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, he’s got a job. And I could do things if I wanted. But I don’t want to do that. We’re so strong, despite Jay Powell. But Jay Powell is not helping us. Other countries have lower interest rates. We’re the primest of them all. But he has the rate —

Look, it’s very simple. He lifted the rates far too quickly, and he lowered them far too slowly. And it’s a shame. And it’s a shame.

Q Are there other boneheads in your administration whose jobs are safe?

THE PRESIDENT: Not too many. Not too many boneheads. We have a great — I’ll tell you what, we really now have a great administration. But what we have is a great Cabinet. Our Cabinet has done a great job.

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Go ahead.

Q Is the White House blocking the Director of National Intelligence from sending the whistleblower complaint to Congress?

THE PRESIDENT: No, he is a great gentleman — Joe. He’s doing a fantastic job. And I know one thing: He’s only going to do what’s right. But he is doing a fantastic job. And he’s only going to do what’s right. But just so you understand, the conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was absolutely perfect. And people better find out who these people are that are trying to subvert our country, because here we go again. These are bad people.

But the conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was absolutely a 10. It was perfect.

Now, what you have to do is look at the corruption on the Democrat side. Take a look at how the whole witch hunt started. Now they want to try and start another witch hunt. But unfortunately this one is reverting now to Joe Biden, because he’s done some very bad things.

And I’m not even looking to hurt him, to be honest. He needs all the help he can get. I’m not looking to hurt him. I’m not looking to hurt his family. But the corruption and what he said is a terrible thing.

Thank you.

[Transcript End]

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

  1. Aeyrie says:

    Is it just me or are these so-called “reporters” getting more insufferably rude than ever? The President should start carrying some socks in his pocket to stick in the pie holes of mouthy people who won’t shut up when they are asked to stop interrupting!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Papoose says:

      MAGA Sox.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Rebecca Joe Pacey says:

      You have it right Aeyrie, it never ceases to amaze me how they all jump when there is a dignitary from another country with the POTUS in the Oval Office or elsewhere and they start to take questions. The press sounds like a dang pack of wild dogs. Have you watched the expressions on the guest’s faces, they kind of smirk? Probably thinking how rude our press is. You would never hear the press from other countries doing what ours do. They are respectful and all go one at a time when they are called on. Not like ours like a bunch of first graders with their hands up trying to get attention. It is terrible and embarrassing, to say the least.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Perot Conservative says:

        Why doesn’t hd pull a Reagan?

        Ask questions politely, or no presser. Polite, no interruptions.

        Liked by 5 people

        • Dekester says:

          PC,

          Maybe he is allowing them to show themselves for ingrates, and imbeciles that they are. PDJT looks like a giant in contrast to them.

          They more they show,the worse they are looking.

          Latest poll, PDJT at 52%, as we know likely add 5 to 10% to that.

          The MSM are sinking, and sinking fast.

          God bless PDJT

          Liked by 9 people

          • JC says:

            Right on the money, Dek, hence SD’s “chopper pressers are the best pressers…”

            Our President holds frequent and transparent pressers, like this one… on a Sunday… on his way to several official functions. He can’t be accused of being unavailable, he includes some form of each question with his answer, and he has a full and detailed grasp of all issues. He does all of this without yielding a platform for the Press Operatives to grandstand. We can barely hear these bohemes, if at all. They have to be much briefer than in indoor pressers, or they’ll lose their voices shouting above chopper noise; win-win. Pure genius, Mr. President, pure genius.

            Liked by 3 people

      • Aeyrie says:

        Yes, Rebecca I have watched the faces. Sometimes the guests look frightened when the outburst starts. They relax a bit when they realize they are not going to get mauled, then the looks turn quizzical or disgusted when the rude and off topic questions start. It’s really embarrassing to see them behave like that in front of the whole world. They act like a pack of wild baboons. Horrible lot.

        Liked by 2 people

        • NICCO says:

          All they are are doing is responding to their corporate masters bidding,probably not totally realizing they are just little puppets on a string.They have received their thirty pieces of silver as judas did so they have their rewards

          Liked by 1 person

      • Yy4u says:

        When Obama was president the fawning was just as embarrassing and just as noticeable to foreign dignitaries. I think made him less respected. Everybody had to pretend he was a good president and that just made them all laugh at ud behind our backs

        Liked by 1 person

    • Dutchman says:

      If he’s gonna carry socks in his pockets, oughta have a coupla pool balls in em, and a knot.
      Old Joe could tell ya what thats for!

      Liked by 5 people

  2. petszmom says:

    If I remember correctly, and I stand corrected if wrong but didn’t our potus appoint Powell. Might have been a better idea to bring in a shark from the private sector.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kintbury says:

      The Senate would never approve them. He wanted two people who were both rejected by Republicans. The same ones who say that Obama was entitle to his choices.

      Liked by 4 people

    • thedoc00 says:

      He did that by proposing a baby shark, Steve Moore. People went crazy over the suggestion. Just think if he tried to put a real great white shark from a “building stuff industry” on the Fed.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. clulessgrandpa says:

    You would think that one hungry reporter would take up this investigation. Just one!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Bill Dumanch says:

    Dear Mr. President, will you consider Jeff Dunham’s character, “Walter”. as a ‘sub’ at Press, you know, “Just-in-Case” scenarios and all…
    I’d pay-per-view that somfab itch…

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Perot Conservative says:

    A stiff. Ouch. The truth hurts.

    No mention of USMCA, again.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      “No mention of USMCA, again.”

      That COULD be seen as confirming the theory he doesn’t WANT it to pass. That the whole purpose was to establish the situation where he could bury NAFTA.

      On the other hand, any time he puclicly advocates for USMCA, he stiffens the resolve of Dems who are,adamant they don’t want to give “Trump” a win.

      So, if he DOES want USMCA to pass, he is better off letting others advocate for it.
      And, if he,DOESN’T want it to pass, he can advocate for it just enough to keep up ‘the resistance’.

      Beautifully played, the way he is in control, while Pelosi takes the blame, either way!

      Liked by 8 people

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      “And I’m not even looking to hurt him, to be honest. He needs all the help he can get. I’m not looking to hurt him.” It just gets worse.

      Biden’s story has been out there for a year and a half, with no apparent connection to the bigger picture. I can’t believe Schiff and WSJ found a Trump tie-in to draw attention to it, and then decided to run with it. I always assume a story that’s leaked one bit at a time is fully understood by the leakers before they begin feeding details to the press. This may not be the case here, which would mean only one thing, if true. They got Trumped. Thumped. And Dumped.

      The whistleblower was a known quantity, and he got hoisted by his own petard. As to WSJ and Schiff, they’er like the little girl in the old Shake’n’Bake commercial, “And I helped!”

      Liked by 6 people

  6. 300 says:

    I must say this Epic Trumpian at it’s best. I smile every time someone crosses him because I know what’s coming. Poses with wolves is next.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Mr. President: Joe Biden said he is going to beat you like a drum. 🤣🤣🤣 You might want to have the SS look into that.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kerry gimbel says:

    We will see whose drum gets beaten when and if they debate.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. TreeClimber says:

    “He needs all the help he can get.” Oh, which way to take that…

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Aintree says:

    Maestro Trump was respectful and willing to answer questions but a few reporters were unrestrainedly rude and disrespectful and disgraced themselves. P Trump’s controlled demeanor and uncompromisingly forthright answers are a great combination.

    The media accusations and pressure about the “phone call” will never end or abate unless the transcript of the phone call is released and the fake “whistleblower” or Deep State leaker is exposed. The Ukrainian President would have to agree but there were likely discussions about Russia’s aggression in the Ukraine in the transcript that would complicate the release.

    It might be a classified Catch 22 situation. The Dems’ media’s vast propaganda machine will obviously not quit spreading their spin just like the demented Dem Committee Chairs even if the transcript truth is exposed but many, or hopefully a majority of Americans, will see the truth if it is revealed just like the Russia Hoax.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Patrick healy says:

    Yes the patience of your President in front of a baying mob of degenerates is unbelievable.
    Their behaviour is a lot like the scenes in our London House of parliament at prime minister’s question time.
    Did any one else notice his remark “and climate change” above.
    I hope to God he is not joining the other idiots at the UN for their meeting to change our weather.
    Please tell me no!

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