President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Video and Transcript…

Earlier today President Trump held a cabinet meeting while allowing a press availability for comments to media. [Video and Transcript Below]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Well, I want to start by saying that, Rick, you’ve been very special. You’re my friend. You’ve been an incredible representative of this country and this administration. What you’ve done on energy is unsurpassed. I don’t know if anybody has done it better. And you have a fabulous man, at your recommendation, following you up.

SECRETARY PERRY: Indeed.

THE PRESIDENT: And he is going to be very, very outstanding. I have no doubt about it. I know him also. But he was your choice. And what you’ve done, really, would be hard to duplicate.

So you were a great governor of Texas and you were a great Secretary of Energy. And I’m not sure what you were better at, but I can tell you, as far as energy is concerned, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. And I want to thank you for your work. We’re going to be friends for a long time.

SECRETARY PERRY: Yes, indeed. Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT: So, I want to just thank you for the outstanding job.

SECRETARY PERRY: Well, thank you, Mr. President. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you also for the prayer.

Also, I want to wish Chad — you’re going to be in a very non-controversial position. (Laughter.) And I have no doubt you’re going to do incredibly well. Our numbers on the border have gone down at record levels. People haven’t seen anything. I want to thank Mexico for that, to a large extent.

We have loopholes that are all over the place. They could be changed in, as I say, 15 minutes if the Democrats did something, but they don’t want to do anything. They’re either bad people or incompetent people — one or the other — because it can only be one of those two.

We have three or four loopholes that would make it so easy, but they don’t want to do anything about it. But we’ll get it done. We probably have to wait until 2020 to get it done, so we can control things.

But I just want to thank you very much. It was great meeting your family the other day. And have fun as Acting, and let’s see how things work out.

But the numbers that are being produced at the border now, the decline is record-setting. It’s incredible what’s happened. So — and there are a lot of reasons for it. Mexico has helped. Mexico, as of today, has 27,000 soldiers on our southern border guarding. And they also have soldiers on their — on what they call their southern border. And we call it a different name, but they call it their southern border.

But we have a tremendous amount of help. I think they have about five or six thousand soldiers there. Plus, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, we have agreements signed with them that nobody thought it would even be possible to get. And now, when people come from those countries, we bring them right back. And they’ve been very receptive. They’ve been great. All three countries have been very good.

So there have been tremendous changes made on our border, and I just want to wish you — you’ve been there for a long time, and you’ve seen it in good times and bad times. But right now, it’s been really very strong.

Despite our good economy, we have the greatest economy we’ve ever had. And a lot of people want to come up and take advantage of the economy. And we want them to come up and we want them to be a part of this country, but they have to do it through a legal process. They have to do it legally and they have to do it through merit too. We want people with skill that can come in and help our companies and make us even greater.

But we’re having the greatest economic year we’ve ever had and, I guess you could say, the greatest employment year, because at this moment, we’re close to 160 million people. That’s more people than have ever worked in the history of our country. And African American employment, Asian American employment, and unemployment, by the way — both — because it’s — they are slightly different terms, if you think about it.

But I can talk to our great Secretary of — our new Secretary and very talented Secretary of Labor.

But unemployment and — and employment for African American, for Asian American, for Hispanic American is the best in the history of our country. For women, best in 71 years. I mean, we’re doing numbers that we’ve never done before.

I saw this morning on — it was just announced that Nasdaq, for just this year, is up 27 percent. And, to me, I don’t view it as 27 percent; I view it as jobs. It’s just jobs. Very simple.

The overall stock market is through the roof from the time of the election. It probably — I guess it’s now going to be — it’s to be bordering really on 70 percent from the time of the election. That’s something that nobody would have thought possible.

And they announced another number this morning. That was a number that was very warm to my heart. Since the election, we’ve created $11 trillion in worth. Now, China has gone down by double that number, and we’ve gone up by $11 trillion. So when — whoever it was that was going to be President, they said, “Within two years, China would overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy.” We’re so far ahead of them right now, it’s not even close. And if you have smart people in this position, they’ll never catch us. They’ll never catch us.

So we’ve accumulated — we’ve picked up 11 trillion — not billion, not million — trillion dollars in wealth, in worth, since the time of the election.

And as you probably know, I think the number I saw was $24 trillion down — I think it’s higher than that — for China and for a lot of other countries. If you look at Europe — and that’s despite the fact that Europe is not doing well; despite the fact that China is doing poorly. They’re having the worst year in 57 years. And other things are happening.

The other thing: We’re taking in tremendous — billions and billions of dollars in tariffs. We’re giving some of those to the targeted farmers because China targeted our farmers. So we’re giving some of those tariffs, like — Sonny, I guess we gave $16 billion for last year, $12 billion for the year before, because that’s the amount of money that China took from our farmers in targeting them. And they got it back, and I think the farmers are very, very happy. Now China is buying again.

We just signed a tremendous trade deal with Japan; it’s $40 billion. It’s a tremendous — $40 billion a year. That’s a tremendous trade deal. And a lot of that goes to the farmers and manufacturers and tech companies.

We just signed a deal recently with South Korea, and that’s been a beauty too.

So we have a lot of good things happening. We have to get USMCA signed. Nancy Pelosi can’t get it off her desk. Just can’t do it. The Democrats want to have it. The unions want it. The farmers want it. The manufacturers want it. I think the woman is grossly incompetent.

And we’re having a problem, because Mexico and Canada are calling, saying, “What’s going on?” And it’s sitting on her desk. She doesn’t need Democrats, because the Democrats are going to vote for it. All she has to do is put it up for a vote. She’s said, for months now, “Oh, well, no.” She likes it, she wants it, she likes it, she wants it.

The woman is grossly incompetent. All she wants to do is focus on impeachment, which is just a little pipe dream she’s got. And she can keep playing that game.

And I’ve been told — and who knows if this is so, but I think it’s so; I have pretty good authority on it — that’s she’s using USMCA, because she doesn’t have the impeach — impeachment votes. So she’s using USMCA to get the impeachment vote. And it doesn’t matter, because right now you have a kangaroo court headed by little Shifty Schiff, where we don’t have lawyers, we don’t have witnesses, we don’t have anything.

And yet, I just got to watch — and the Republicans are absolutely killing it. They are doing so well. Because it’s a scam. It’s a big scam. They’re doing something that the Founders never thought possible and the Founders didn’t want.

And they’re using this impeachment hoax for their own political gain to try and damage the Republican Party and damage the President, but it’s had the opposite effect. Because you’ve seen the polls and we’re now the highest — I’m the highest I’ve ever I’ve ever been in the polls. You don’t hear that on television because the news and the Democrats are one and the same. But that’s the story.

One other thing, I thought I’d bring it up while we’re here: I went for a physical on Saturday. My wife said, “Oh, darling, that’s wonderful.” Because I had some extra time. Because it looks like January could be a busy month, if she is able to get the vote, which she should be able to. The woman is highly overrated. The woman is highly incompetent. And if she’s able to get the votes — or maybe she’ll get it by using USMCA.

But I went for a physical. And I came back, my wife said, “Darling, are you okay?” “What’s wrong?” “Oh, they’re reporting you may have had a heart attack.” I said, “Why did I have a heart attack?” “Because you went to Walter Reed Medical Center.” That’s where we go when we get the physicals.

I said, “I was only there for a very short period of time.” I went — did a very routine — just a piece of it; the rest of it takes place in January — did a very routine physical. Visited the family — visited a couple of groups, but visited the family of a young soldier who was very badly injured, who was in the operating room. I toured the hospital for a little while. I was out of there very quickly.

I got back home. And I get greeted with the news that, “We understand you had a heart attack.” I was called by our people in public relations. “Sir, are you okay?” I said, “Okay from what?” “The word is you had a heart attack. CNN said you may have had a heart attack. You had massive chest pains. You went to the hospital.”

These people are sick. They’re sick. And the press really, in this country, is dangerous. We don’t have freedom of the press in this country; we have the opposite. We have a very corrupt media. And I hope they can get their act straightened out because it’s very, very bad and very, very dangerous for our country.

Thank you very much. Go ahead. Please. Thank you. Thank you. Please, go.

Q Mr. President, do believe Lieutenant Colonel Vindman is credible, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know him. I don’t know, as he says, “Lieutenant Colonel.” I understand somebody had the misfortune of calling him “Mister,” and he corrected them.

I never saw the man. I understand now he wears his uniform when goes in. No, I don’t know Vindman at all.

What I do know is that even he said that the transcript was correct. And if anybody reads the transcripts — I had two calls with the President of Ukraine, who, by the way, said there was no pressure whatsoever, there was no anything. They don’t — they probably think — they can’t — they probably can’t even understand what’s going on with this country.

But Vindman — I watched him for a little while this morning and I think he — I’m going to let people make their own determination. But I don’t know Vindman. I never heard of him. I don’t know any of these people, other than I have seen one or two a couple of times; they’re ambassadors.

But these are names that are — like Taylor; like Kent, with the nice bowtie. Wonderful bowtie. Maybe I’ll get one for myself someday. I don’t know who Kent is. I don’t know who Taylor is. All of these people are talking about — they heard a conversation of a conversation of another conversation that was had by the President.

What’s going on is a disgrace and it’s an embarrassment to our nation. And, in the meantime, we can’t get USMCA approved because Nancy Pelosi is grossly incompetent. She is incompetent. And you’re about to find that out.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Q The China deal. It’s been a month since the agreement in principle —

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q It’s been a month since you had an agreement in principle. I was wondering if you can explain what the holdup is.

THE PRESIDENT: Look, China is going to have to make a deal that I like. If they don’t, that’s it. Okay? I’m very happy with China right now. They’re paying us billions and billions. We’ll be over a hundred billion dollars in the not-too-distant future. China — they never gave us 10 cents.

And I’ve told you: I gave a lot of money to the farmers. I’m helping people that need help because China is paying us tremendous — and they’re paying for it. Those tariffs are not paid by us. Those tariffs are paid because they’re devaluing their currency and pouring cash into their economy. Their supply chains are being killed. And I said it: They had their worst year in 57 years.

Now, with that being said, I have a good relationship with China. We’ll see what happens, but I’m very happy right now. If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher. Thank you very much.

END 12:04 P.M. EST

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75 Responses to President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting – Video and Transcript…

  1. I Hear You Now says:

    🙂 Love my President Donald J. Trump 🙂

    Liked by 28 people

  2. MfM says:

    Perry was a man of his word. When Trump won the nomination, he campaigned for him. So did Carson and Huckabee and a few others. I know some don’t like him, but I believe he’s been loyal to Trump.

    We know who didn’t— Bush and his gang.

    Liked by 37 people

    • Peoria Jones says:

      You don’t comment much, but this one was worth the wait.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      Perry was a man of his word. Honorable to the end. Set a good example of service to the President and the Office of the Presidency. I wish him well.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Baby El says:

        Yes, MC. I had a good impression of him prior to his appointment to the cabinet, but as you said so well – his service to our VSG has left me with a level of respect that few have garnered.
        ~El

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    • Dee Paul Deje says:

      On the campaign Trump said something “he wears those glasses to try to make himself look smart, but it’s not working.” He hit them all hard but only a few with integrity and maturity supported – not like corrupt sore loser Mittens.

      Liked by 1 person

    • grlangworth says:

      The very best that Secy Perry accomplished was streamlining new nuclear plant licensing from the disastrous NRC. This will be just as important to USA energy as fracking.

      Liked by 7 people

    • oodeluph says:

      Yes. And isn’t it strange how even Jeb!’s brother, George Dubya, who single handedly destroyed respect for the office of the Presidency by refusing to defend himself, even after he was out of office even refusing to say a bad word about Obama (“a former President should just retire from public life and not criticize the President in office”) didn’t mind going after President Trump?
      Globalist hypocrites just seem unable to hide their true nature with our wonderful President, President Trump, in charge.

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  3. Annie Ok says:

    This President is an amazing man with an amazing constitution. I worry more about his health and safety than I do anything else because the prosperity, safety and lawfulness of this country depend upon him, and him only. That’s pretty scary. He’s like the Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. I’m not a very religious person, but I pray for him, and I pray hard.

    Liked by 24 people

    • NICCO says:

      Thats what we have to do every day.I pray for POTUS everyday..Many times more than once.I have a copy of his book art of the deal.I lay my hands on his picture and pray over him.Father,I thank you that when we pray in the name of Jesus that you hear us.Father we cover President Donald John Trump and his family with the precious blood of Jesus Christ.I decree and declare Zachariah 2;5 over him and that he is surrounded with your glory 24/7.I decree and declare that no witchcraft,no voodoo,no word curse,,no hex,no vex,no power,no principality and no demon in hell can penetrate.Father I thank you that your hand is upon our president,and I decree and declare that he will not be impeached,assassinated or harmed in any way and that no weapon formed against him or his family will prosper.Father I ask that your warring angelic host be released against every enemy and they are brought down and destroyed.Father I pray in the name above all names Jesus Christ,the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and the soon to return King,Amen.

      Liked by 20 people

  4. Mike says:

    I wish Trump would speak more as to the WHY we’re doing well. Explain that American were redistributing our wealth throughout the world at the expense of US taxpayers.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Flight93Gal says:

    LOVE THIS PRESIDENT and Sundance reporting on POTUS too!
    That is all that needs to be said

    Liked by 8 people

  6. What is being done to this President is Criminal.

    Liked by 20 people

  7. Mike in a Truck says:

    “She’s incompetent “. I’ll go further and say Nancy is deranged. She should be given a full psychological evaluation and the results released to the public. After all, dont We The People have the right to know the mental and physical health of the Speaker Of The House?

    Liked by 20 people

  8. Kerry Gimbel says:

    That’s because all the Democrats are criminal

    Liked by 4 people

  9. I think that Nancy is mental sick person to be hold office,

    Liked by 2 people

  10. beaujest says:

    Communism is a criminal enterprise!

    Liked by 8 people

  11. riverelf says:

    “Kent, with the nice bowtie. Wonderful bowtie. Maybe I’ll get one for myself someday.”
    My President is also an awesome comedian and that’s not easy!!

    Liked by 12 people

    • JC says:

      So true, riverelf.
      Love these televised Cabinet meetings. Had to sweep the cobwebs and dust bunnies out of the Cabinet Room after the last administration, but it seems nearly as familiar as my own living room now. Faces and voices easily recognizable, as well. Government of the people, by the people and for the people.

      Liked by 3 people

  12. Robert W says:

    Thank you Sundance and Thank you Mr. President! Above all Jesus is Lord and God is Exalted!

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Abster says:

    I feel President Trump has brought us all closer to God. I, my friends and family, pray more than ever for our President, country, military and freedoms. May God continue to answer our prayers.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. drdeb says:

    The best thing I have ever done in my life is working for the Donald J. Trump campaigns. We The People Shall Keep America Great! I love love President Trump! God Bless Potus and God Bless You!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Sue says:

    It sounds like the personnel and media in DC are still playing “telephone”. President Trump returns from Walter Reed after undergoing some tests, only to find out he may have had chest pains, a heart attack, or been a victim of poisoning.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. History Teaches says:

    The difference between reality and MSM spin is stunning. The only answer I can think of is that the most significant media persons (on air/print and corporate) must be willing participants deeply ensconced in the swamp. And have become habituated to the perks of power, prestige and money generated from the status quo of deep state criminal activities.

    Ideology may be a minor part. Especially for the younger, more recently brainwashed coming from academia. But the older elite seem much more interested in one thing.

    Power.

    In Milton’s Paradise Lost you can equate the satanic mindset with the lust for power and ego gratification by those pulling the globalist strings. This perversion of values and morality is ultimately tragic, and a sad condemnation of the weakness of those entrusted with transpersonal responsibilities.

    The temptations and seduction of power have been a constant in human history. In many places now and everywhere else in the past.

    Rarely do we see true self sacrificing leaders who confront this evil. Some succeed. Many fail. But something about the effort eventually resonates, and these people become heroes, the stuff of legends, myths, sermons, and so on. Not necessarily in their lifetimes, but deep within human nature there is an ethical strain that identifies with the highest values.

    Seriously. I do not understand how all these slimy criminals sleep comfortably at night. And in solitude, feel they have made their time in earth worthwhile. Power and money always dissipates in the end. Raising families on the spoils of crime is another shallow deception.

    I think that beyond everything else, Donald Trump was elected because he touched upon that innate sense of transcendental value. His methods have been unorthodox because that is exactly what is needed at this time. He isn’t a saint or flawless as a person. But who ever was?

    As he intuitively sensed when he used the song, “you can’t always get what what you want. But if you try, you get what you need.”

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  17. Barry from Victoria says:

    Considering how so many of these Congressional reptiles come from California I have to think the cartels have something to do with their activities, and behind the cartels is China.

    Liked by 1 person

    • NC Patriot says:

      But, but,but—-Nunes is from California, too !

      Like

    • The Third Man says:

      $100,000,000,000/yr drug trade in USA.
      Nieto received $100,000.000.00 bribe from cartels.
      “Holywood” alcoholic/addicts want drug and human traffickers unimpeded.
      Dems want a constant flow of non English speaking “Vote ‘D’ for Free” alien invaders.
      Of course the dirtbags own California.
      God bless Nunes.

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  18. Sentient says:

    He should just mess with the libs and announce that he’s sending military aid to Russia to help them fight against Ukraine.

    Like

  19. GrandpaM says:

    Adrem, what happened? I didn’t think that anal examination was a bad word, even if it referred to Pelosi.

    Like

  20. Baby El says:

    The Greatest President Since Jefferson.
    We will forever owe him our debt of gratitude!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. mopar2016 says:

    Greatest president since Washington.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Patience says:

    Wonder where Mount Trump will be

    Like

  23. ezpz2 says:

    President Trump: “…Wonderful bowtie…”

    😂😂😂
    ❤️Love him and his ability to make light of a sickening situation with all the incoming he’s getting.

    Godspeed, Mr President!🙏🏼

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Lion2017 says:

    God Bless you President Trump!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. ChampagneReady says:

    Trump is less worried about impeachment that Muhammed Ali in his prime would have been fighting one of the Golden Girls.

    Like

  26. todayistheday99 says:

    6:38 is where VSGPOTUS tears into nervous Nancy.

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  27. todayistheday99 says:

    I sure the hell hope that Ivanka and Jared (both are visable in the background and certain point and both look very worried) have realized that it is time to ditch their democrat ways and get with it. They will get eaten alive by the DemonRat imposters and if PotUS Trump goes down, we all go down and no one gets out alive (a figure of speech).

    Liked by 1 person

  28. CM-TX says:

    It must be surreal to repeatedly read BS the Press writes about you which never happened.

    Here’s a condensed redpill that kinda sums up what we’re dealing with. It might be helpful for some to share with those willing to consider it.

    An Org. put this together. (I’m not naming for their protection.)

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