Davos Bilat #3 – President Trump Remarks with Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan – Video and Transcript…

President Trump participates in the third bilateral meeting of the Davos form with Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. [Video and Transcript]


[Transcript] – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much. And it’s great to be with a very good friend of mine, the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

We’re going to be talking about trade and many other things. But trade is going to be of very, very paramount importance. And we’re doing more trade as it turns. And we’re working together on some borders, and we’re talking about Kashmir and the relation to what’s going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help, we certainly will be helping. And we’ve been watching that and following it very, very closely.

But it’s an honor to be with my friend. And thank you very much. Thank you very much.

PRIME MINISTER KHAN: My pleasure. Thank you.

Well, Mr. President, good to see you again.


PRIME MINISTER KHAN: And, yes, there are issues we want to talk about. The main issue, of course, is Afghanistan because it concerns the U.S. and Pakistan. And, fortunately, we are on the same page. Both of us are interested in peace there and an orderly transition in Afghanistan with talks with Taliban and the government.

And also, of course, India. It is — it is a big issue. For us, in Pakistan, it’s a big issue. And, of course, we always hope that the U.S. will play its part in resolving it because no other country can.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Right. Well, thank you. Thank you very much. We’re going to have a good talk.

Thank you very much, everybody.

Q Mr. President, when you head out to India, will you also visit Pakistan?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’re visiting right now, so we won’t really have to. But we — I wanted to say hello for both a relationship standpoint — we’ve had a great relationship — and from the standpoint of our two countries. We’re getting along very well. I would say we’ve never been closer with Pakistan than we are right now. And that’s a big statement, although I wouldn’t say at all times we were close, as a country. But we are very close right now because of the relationship that we have. So it’s very important.

Q Mr. President, are you planning on imposing auto tariffs on imports from Europe?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We expect to be able to make a deal with Europe. And if they don’t make a deal, we’ll certainly give that very strong consideration. Okay? But we expect to make a deal with Europe.

The European Union we met with, as you know, and we had a very good talk. But if we’re unable to make a deal, we will have to do something, because we’ve been treated very badly as a country for many, many years on trade.

And, of course, NATO also. If you look at what happens with NATO, we’ve — we’re spending a vast predominance of the money. We’re spending money like — for years; this has gone on for years. We’re protecting Europe and that’s fine, but they can’t do it to us on trade. So they know they have to do something. And if they’re fair, we’re not going to have a problem. Okay?

Thank you very much, everybody.

Thank you. Thank you.

[Transcript End]

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49 Responses to Davos Bilat #3 – President Trump Remarks with Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan – Video and Transcript…

  1. JTR says:

    Imrahn Kahn is getting old! I can remember when he was the captain of his cricket team, and he was SO handsome. He was married to Jemima Goldsmith, who was the daughter of a British MP. They are divorced now, I heard. I always thought he would go into politics by the way he would talk about worldly problems. The people of his country really loved him.

    Cricket is really big in Pakistan.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Jemima Goldsmith was best friends with Princess Diana, some suggested they were actually half sisters. Either way, I am not surprised at all that Imran Kahn became PM of Pakistan given these very comfy ties to the British Royal Family for years. Prince William and his wife Catherine just did an extended tour of Pakistan.

      Pakistan is essentially a puppet of the UK IMO, and the Pak ISI acts at the command of the British MI6. What I am hoping for is a disclosure of this given Pakistan’s continued role in terrorism throughout the Middle East.


  2. J says:

    I love Larry. There I said it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. vikingmom says:

    Every time the President is asked about tariffs he reverts back to reminding the audience that the US has been on the losing end of unfair trade deals for decades and that will not will allowed any longer! Good!! About time we had a President who was willing to call out the elephant in the living room!!

    Liked by 8 people

    • willthesuevi says:

      Agree. I also love the fact our President is less than impressed with Europeans and their smug attitude towards us than any President in my memory.

      My people left Europe for a reason. We do not want to be like them in any form or fashion.
      I do want to visit Europe for the history. But, as far as I am concerned they can keep their culture over there.

      Liked by 5 people

  4. Peoria Jones says:

    I’m getting pizzed off, the longer I watch these videos with these dignitaries in these squatty chairs – especially PDJT, who is taller than the rest of them.

    It’s distracting! RUDE!!!


  5. czarowniczy says:

    I thought I heard President Trump tells Prime Minister Khan, “Imran baby, you either seal up the Taliban or totally eliminate them from the Tribal Areas or we’ll turn the entire FATA into a huge, glowing, glass topped parking lot!”.

    Oh, sirry, wife tells me I was asleep and dreaming.

    Liked by 2 people

    • I hope PDJT leverages India against Pakistan to end PAK support for terror in Afghanistan


      • czarowniczy says:

        Good luck, that’s like trying to leverage two feral cats to get one to force the other to do tricks.

        Liked by 1 person

        • We could use India’s need for support in their conflict with China to leverage them into pressuring PAK into ceasing their support of Taliban


          • czarowniczy says:

            India’s problem is it’s Russia-aligned, that’s why we originally crawled into bed with Pakistan (shudder) early on in the Cold War. Despite how much we try to curry favor (yes, that was on purpose) with India that Paki-US alignment still rubs them rawish.

            The Indian population by mid-century is projected to be larger and younger than China’s but India’s RAPIDLY running out of water for industrial and agricultural purposes and is rapidly depleting their water table, a whole nuther China-India problem.

            By 2030 China’s navy is projected to be more modern than the US’s and about twice the size. China’s been working at surrounding India with naval dual-use facilities and establishing military positions to India’s north and setting the table to cut off India’s (and a lot of SEA’s) water from the Himalayan glacier-fed rivers.

            If I had my bet on the table India’s going to be looking more towards trying to get help – in a number of ways – from the US against China aligned with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

            Liked by 2 people

      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I hope he leverages India to end Pakistani Awan spy ring that is in our own Congress.


  6. willthesuevi says:

    Director Kudlow, you are a Boss!

    Wearing Sorels for the photo op sends a “where’s the global warming” message. I doubt he really did that for that reason, but it sounds good.

    Function over fashion. My kinda guy, right there.

    Can’t wait to see what kind of conniption fit the media has over it.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Noticing a PATTERN for Davos?

    • UK wants to cut a really great post-BREXIT Trade Deal
    … as a SEA-LANE CONDUIT to end-run Tariffs on the EU.
    … for PRODUCTS that POTUS allows to do so.
    … BOOSTING the impact of upcoming Tariffs to force an EU Deal
    … ENRICHING them for FIRST-to-EXIT the EU with BREXIT.

    • Swiss now want to cut a really great post-BREXIT Trade Deal
    … as an AIR-FREIGHT CONDUIT to end-run Tariffs on the EU.
    … for PRODUCTS that POTUS allows to do so.
    … BOOSTING the impact of upcoming Tariffs to force an EU Deal
    … MAXING the pressure for others to EXIT the EU for Reciprocal Trade Deals of their own.

    • Pakistan now positioning for a USAPak Trade Deal
    … as a competing prod for dithering India to EARN their own Deal
    … with opportunities to DISPLACE more imports from China as they miss purchase hurdles
    … and SAND in the COGS of China’s Belt & Road initiative.

    Liked by 6 people

  8. BONUS: The geopolitical ramifications of a Pakistan Deal could be STUNNING:
    • Assigning Pakistan to create the Afghan Solution
    • Working a rapprochement between Pakistan and India over Kashmir
    • Goosing India to sign a Reciprocal Trade Deal of their own
    • Thwarting China while we’re at it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. willthesuevi says:

    Maybe President Trump could offer to stimulate the EU economy by moving the United Nations over there.

    Win, win!

    Liked by 8 people

  10. Mike in a Truck says:

    It’s the New York way of sitting. Yes it’s a thing. Always ready to spring up- to help a lady, punch a mugger, grab a fire extinguisher, or get another beer. Alpha males sit like that.Betas wear sparkle socks with thire knees togather.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Jimmy Jack says:

    I’d like to see Trump talk to him about Imran Awan, his family and the Pakistani ISI who have infiltrated Congress. Where is that conversation?


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