President Trump Impromptu Remarks and Presser Departing White House – Video and Transcript…

Chopper pressers are the best pressers. As President Trump departed the White House he paused to take questions from the press pool. [Video and Transcript below]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: So, we just completed a negotiation with China. We’re doing very well. We’re having another one tomorrow. I’m meeting with the Vice Premier over at the White House. And I think it’s going really well, I will say. I think it’s going really well.

So, we had a very, very good negotiation with China. They’ll be speaking a little bit later, but they’re basically wrapping it up, and we’re going to see them tomorrow, right here. And it’s going very well.

Q Mr. President, what about the story about former President — Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine, that he received $900,000 to himself, from Burisma Holdings? Do you think that’s true?

THE PRESIDENT: What happened? Who took $900,000?

Q There’s a story out there that your personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on “Sean Hannity” last night that there is a possibility that Joe Biden took $900,000 out of —

THE PRESIDENT: I hope it’s not true that — Joe Biden took $900,000? I haven’t heard that. I hope it’s not true. For the sake of the country, I hope that’s not true. But I don’t know anything about it.

Q Do you know the whistleblower’s name?

THE PRESIDENT: What?

Q Do you know the whistleblower’s name?

THE PRESIDENT: Who?

Q Do you know the whistleblower’s name?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know. But I know the whistleblower has been very inaccurate because when we released the transcript of the conversation that I had with the President of Ukraine, who — frankly, today, was very good; somewhere in Ukraine, I guess, gave a news conference on unrelated things — was asked a question, and he said, “President Trump behaved in a perfectly fine manner. There was nothing wrong in any way, shape, or form.” Something to that effect. So, I appreciate that.

But the President of Ukraine, that should be case over, because the President of Ukraine said that the call was absolutely fine. I think he said that it resembled very much — and he remembered it — it was just like the transcript.

Now, the transcript is a perfect transcript. There shouldn’t be any further questions. But the President of Ukraine just made that statement, so that’s good.

Q Mr. President, what conversations have you had with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know those gentlemen.

Q You were in pictures with them.

THE PRESIDENT: Now, it’s possible I have a picture with them, because I have a picture with everybody. I have a picture with everybody here. But somebody said there may be a picture or something where — at a fundraiser or somewhere. And so — but I have pictures with everybody.

Q Have you talked with them?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know if there’s anybody I don’t have pictures with.

I don’t know them. I don’t know about them, I don’t know what they do. But, I don’t know, maybe they were clients of Rudy. You’d have to ask Rudy. I just don’t know.

Q Have you spoken with Rudy Giuliani today, sir? Have you spoken to him?

THE PRESIDENT: No.

Q Mr. President, should the Senate allow a full trial if the House does impeach? The Republican (inaudible) Mitch McConnell said he would.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t know how you can impeach on a conversation with the President of a country — in this case, Ukraine — which was a perfect conversation, where the President of Ukraine just said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever, that we had an absolutely perfect conversation. Then, on top of that, and maybe less importantly, frankly, but on top of that, we have a transcript of the conversation, fortunately, that’s perfect.

And I do think this: I think it’s very unfair to heads of countries when they think every time they make a conversation or have a conversation with the President of the United States, it’s going to be on, you know, all over the world. I think that’s very unfair.

But, in the case — in the case of what we’re talking about, we released a perfect conversation. The President of Ukraine just confirmed that. And that should be case over.

I will say this: Adam Schiff took that conversation before he saw it and fabricated a conversation. To me, that’s criminal. What he did is criminal.

Q Mr. President, do you intend to block Ambassador Yovanovitch from testifying tomorrow?

THE PRESIDENT: I just don’t think you’re running country — I just don’t think that you can have all of these people testifying about every conversation you’ve had. In this case, we have a transcript. And I’ve given it almost immediately. It’s called “transparency.” Nobody has been more transparent than me. So, you have a transcript. And in this case, you also have the President of Ukraine confirming that, absolutely, it was a perfect conversation.

But the Democrats have committed crimes because they made up the conversation. The whistleblower was wrong. You know, I don’t think people should be allowed. You have to run a country. I don’t think you should be allowed to do that.

Q Mr. President, have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat’s —

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat’s wife, Anne Sacoolas?

THE PRESIDENT: I can’t hear.

Q Have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat’s wife, Anne Sacoolas?

Q Have you spoken with the U.S. diplomat’s wife, Anne Sacoolas?

THE PRESIDENT: Are you talking about in the UK?

Q Yeah.

THE PRESIDENT: They’re in the process of being spoken to. We’re working on that. I did have a conversation yesterday with Boris Johnson, a good one. And we’re talking about diplomatic immunity. It’s a very interesting situation. We are trying to work something out.

Q Will you reconsider the decision?

THE PRESIDENT: So we’re going to work — we’re going to try and work something out. I think we’ll be able to.

Q Mr. President — Mr. President, sir, Secretary Perry was just subpoenaed by the House Intel Committee for documents related to the — to Ukraine, sir. Any response to that?

THE PRESIDENT: How many people can they talk to? We had a simple conversation. Everybody knows what the conversation was because I gave it immediately when I heard about it.

The whistleblower, who seems to be a Democrat that’s involved with a lot of people, gave a false interpretation of the conversation because we have the conversation.

The President of Ukraine just said, just now, that the conversation was absolutely perfect. No problem. It was a very good conversation. So I don’t know why they’d be calling Rick Perry. I don’t know why they’d be calling all these people. It’s a very bad situation for our country.

Q How do you know the whistleblower is a Democrat, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: It was reported.

Q Are you concerned that Rudy Giuliani could be indicted in all of this?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I hope not. Again, I don’t know how he knows these people —

Q They’re his clients.

THE PRESIDENT: What?

Q They’re his clients.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, well, then, they’re clients. I mean, you know, he’s got a lot of clients. So, I just don’t know. I haven’t spoken to Rudy about it. I don’t know.

I will say this: From what I heard — I just heard about this — they said, “We have nothing to do with it. We’re totally — we have nothing to do with it.”

Q Were you joking when you asked China to investigate the Bidens?

THE PRESIDENT: Was I what?

Q Were you joking when you asked China to investigate?

THE PRESIDENT: China has to do whatever they want. If they want to look into something, they can look into it. If they don’t want to look into it, they don’t have to. Frankly, are far as I’m concerned, if China wants to look into something, I think that’s great. And if they don’t want to, I think that’s great too. That’s up to China.

Yeah.

Q Mr. President, thank you. Is it safe to say that Trey Gowdy is now your Chief Counsel and Rudy Giuliani is moving to the back?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, Trey Gowdy is a terrific guy. I think there’s a problem with he can’t start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations. So, you’ll have to ask about that.

I just heard Trey Gowdy can’t start until sometime after January because of the lobbying rules and regulations. So, I don’t know. So, we’ll have to see.

Q So Giuliani stays on?

THE PRESIDENT: I haven’t spoken to him. I haven’t spoken.

Go ahead.

Q Which of the three choices on Syria that you just articulated in a tweet do you think you will follow?

THE PRESIDENT: Perhaps the last one, I hope. I hope the last one. Of the three, I hope it’s going to be the last one.

Look, we have no soldiers in Syria. We’ve won. We’ve beat ISIS. And we’ve beat them badly and decisively. We have no soldiers.

The last thing I want to do is bring thousands and thousands of soldiers in and defeat everybody again. We’ve already done that.

So what we have is really two choices: You have the choice of bringing in the military and defeating everybody again, or you have the choice of financially doing some very strong things to Turkey so that they take it a little bit easy on, really, competition that is — I don’t think it’s being fairly treated in many ways, okay? We have a very good relationship with the Kurds. Or we can mediate. I hope we can mediate, John. I hope we can mediate.

Q Has Turkey gone beyond the limits, in your opinion, so far?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Has Turkey gone beyond the limits you set up so far?

THE PRESIDENT: Turkey knows where I stand. And the last thing — okay, very simple: We had a big victory. We left the area. I don’t think the American people want to see us go back in with our military, go back into that area again.

We won. We left the area. I don’t think we want to go back in. Let’s see what happens. We are going to possibly do something very, very tough with respect to sanctions and other financial things.

Q Mr. President, on Minnesota — you’re headed to Minnesota. Do you think you can win in Minnesota? It’s a long-time blue state.

THE PRESIDENT: I think we can win. It’s been a long time since a Republican won. We have a 20,000-seat auditorium. You know, we have the — it’s essentially Madison Square Garden. And it’s sold out. Over 80,000 people requested tickets. It’ll be totally sold out. I don’t know who’s going, but it’ll be totally sold out. If you’re not going to be there, I’m going to miss you. But they have a line now that’s many blocks long. It’s amazing. We have a line, right now in Minnesota, that’s many blocks long. I think I can win in Minnesota.

Q Do you think Ilhan Omar is helping you win in Minnesota?

THE PRESIDENT: I think Omar is helping us win in Minnesota and other places. I’ll see you all — I’ll see you in Minnesota. I’ll see you in Minnesota.

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26 Responses to President Trump Impromptu Remarks and Presser Departing White House – Video and Transcript…

  1. BREAKING: President Trump just announced at the chopper presser.

    “We just completed a negotiation with China
    … I think it’s going REALLY WELL, I will say, I think it’s going REALLY WELL [sic].
    … It’s going VERY WELL.”

    SPECULATION:

    POTUS announces a China-Deal agreement in principal,
    • Which cannot proceed with it until Congress – and Canada – approve USMCA
    … which Demo☭rats have been blocking,
    • To end China’s back-door cheating through Mexico and Canada.

    Meanwhile, China will be implementing Legal Reforms per the agreement.

    And POTUS will CONTINUE TARIFFS on China:
    • Executing the current plan for Scheduled Tariffs
    … To accelerate China’s Legal Reforms.
    • Raising the tariffs 5% monthly
    … To recover a portion of the Intellectual Property Theft
    • Keeping our Farmers and Small Businesses whole with Tariff Receipts.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. I will say this: Adam Schiff took that conversation before he saw it and fabricated a conversation. To me, that’s criminal. What he did is criminal.

    Yes. What he did was criminal, and I am absolutely dumbfounded that his colleagues in the US House of Representatives(!) continue to be … such sheep … that they not only leave him in his post but refuse to do the obviously-right thing. This man should be immediately and formally censured, then expelled.

    Because: The United States House of Representatives is an honorable institution that is literally as old as the Country. Its honor should never be besmirched, and everyone who has been given the honor of being a Member should be very jealous of it.

    Liked by 10 people

  3. visage13 says:

    I am so over the Ukraine questions and the faux impeachment. and i am bored with it. Also there were 2 arrests today!! Oh wait, again it was our side and the beat goes on…..

    Liked by 2 people

  4. 1riot1ranger says:

    a Deal with China probably is in the making. Just the way I feel

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  5. ItsNotWhatTheySayButWhatTheyDo says:

    Holy crap – what is that vehicle parked behind him in the driveway?

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  6. 1herder says:

    If you don’t ABSOLUTELY love this president, Donald J Trump……you are “Nuts!”

    Liked by 2 people

  7. namberak says:

    “Are you concerned that Rudy Giuliani could be indicted in all of this?” I’d say the odds are approximately the same as me waking up 50 lbs lighter tomorrow morning.

    Liked by 6 people

    • sickconservative says:

      They don’t have the guts for that, low lying fruit only.

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    • icanhasbailout says:

      Don’t put it past them. The scenario where some rogue faction engineers an arrest of Giuliani on a flimsy or even entirely concocted pretext, raiding his offices with force and seizing his papers, cannot be ruled out. I presume some safeguards are in place, but they would do this.

      We’re dealing with a cornered rabid animal nothing is too low for these people. Get your mind out of the Marquess of Queensbury ruleset – they don’t adhere to those rules, or any rules at all.

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  8. Yy4u says:

    The media are such jerks. For eight years they asked Obama questions such as “what makes you so wonderful” while he ruined race relations, screwed up foreign policy, destroyed Libya, Syria, turned Iraq over to Iran, destroyed the economy, shipped jobs to China, bowed to Saudi Arabia, nearly done in Egypt all the while preening, prancing and posturing like a skinny Idi Amin and with a president who has rescued the economy, brought back jobs, restored respect for us in the world, they yap and snap at him like a …cant think of an animal I don’t hold in higher esterm than media. Hyenas are a rung above these scumbags

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  9. ItsNotWhatTheySayItsWhatTheyDo says:

    There’s what looks like a troop carrier parked in the driveway over his shoulder, clearly visible after the 1 minute mark. I don’t know – but I find that distressing.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. GB Bari says:

    MEDIA: “Do you think Ilhan Omar is helping you win in Minnesota?”

    THE PRESIDENT: “I think Omar is helping us win in Minnesota and other places. …I’ll see you in Minnesota.”

    LOL! Talk about Master Trolling the moronic media!
    President Trump is the best!

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  11. trnathens says:

    It isn’t just Biden that is implicated here. If Sleepy Joe was this prolific, with just TWO countries, imagine what Obama could have pulled off, and Hillary. Why did donations plummet the mine she lost?

    By going after Joe, PDJT is punting his finger directly at Obama, Clinton, Jarrett, and all of them.

    It doesn’t matter how “in the bag” the press has been, someone is going to start asking:

    WHY is Biden trying to silence political speech simply because he can’t explain it?
    WHY is no one trying to ask Hunter anything?
    HOW child Obama plausibly deny knowing of such graft?
    SERIOUSLY, if Joe was doing this, I think we just find out exactly what was happening at the Clinton Foundation…

    People (non-treepers) WILL connect the dots.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Dwayne Diesel says:

    Here’s what stuck out to me, this comment:

    “I did have a conversation yesterday with Boris Johnson, a good one. And we’re talking about diplomatic immunity. It’s a very interesting situation. We are trying to work something out.”

    Diplomatic immunity…that was a strategic drop. For whom? Maybe Mr. Steele? That was a shot across the bow to the corrupted players.

    Thoughts?

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    • ann says:

      unable to respond to the particulars.

      It’s a part of our cultural heritage & ideological foundation which many elites spent their careers denigrating.
      ,
      Our diplomatic protocol, similar to officers parole, evolved as a shared code of pconduct for elites. Personal honor, physical courage & integrity were/are expected of. leaders & members .
      To violate this code of trust damaged the cohesion , social contracts that protected and sustained western civilization.

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  13. ann says:

    “ Mr. President, do you think you have blood on your hands in Syria?”

    Historical amnesia, a significant indicator of Progressive Dementia.
    fixed delusions, containing paranoid, persecution themes.
    emotional lability,
    grandiosity, persistent
    confabulation
    loose associative thought often masks functional impairment of higher order cognition

    This syndrome is a grave threat to public health!
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    Endemic, esp prevalent within dense clusters of higher socioeconomic populations in urban zones.

    Sir, your question is most pertinent when directed to Clinton, Rice, Powers, Bush & Obama.

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  14. mike diamond says:

    President Trump is doing good things for our country! The liberal press has been taken over by the demo-rats,and the communist party!

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