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

Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  Departing the White House for a rally in South Carolina, the president stopped to answer questions from the press pool.  [Video and Transcript below]


[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I’m going to South Carolina, a big rally. A lot of people — thousands of people outside and it’s going to be very exciting. We have a big day tomorrow, in terms of the Democrats watching. See what happens. And then, on Tuesday, you have a very big day, so it will be interesting to see.

We’re at the same number. A lot of people are getting better. Very much better. The 15 number. Plus we took in, as you know — from Japan, we took in some great American people and citizens and they’re getting better very rapidly. They’re doing very well. All of them are doing well.

The 15 people, likewise, we have them down to a much lower number. They’re in good shape. Most of them are in really good shape. One of the people is — I wouldn’t say “not doing well,” but it’s very — she’s very sick. But she’s hopefully getting better.

But we’re at the same number. We’ve only — so, it — essentially, we’ve only had 15. And a lot of that is because we called it early. We — we were — we made a decision very early to close up our borders to certain areas of the world and we did that. And so we are hopefully getting lower from that number, but let’s see what happens into the future.

Some countries are doing well; some countries are not doing well. You can see that for yourself. And a lot of things are happening. We’re very well organized. We have great talent, great doctors, great — great everyone. There’s tremendous spirit. A lot of spirit.

And, as you know, with the flu, on average, we lose from 26,000 to 78,000 people a year — even more than that, in some cases, some years. We haven’t lost anybody yet. And hopefully, we can keep that intact. We — there have been no deaths in the United States at all. A lot of that is attributable to the fact that we closed the border very early. Otherwise, it could be a different story.

So we’ll — we’ll just keep doing a good job. We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of — a lot of elements that, frankly, we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical. We are working on cures and we’re getting some very good results.

As you know, they’re working as rapidly as they can on a vaccine for the future. And, with that, I think I can head out.

Q Mr. President, what can your administration do to limit the risk of an economic recession?

Q This is the worst week for stocks since the financial crisis. Is this more of an economic or public health crisis?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think it’s just people don’t know. It’s the unknown. You know, they look at it and they say, “How long will this last?” I think they’re not very happy with the Democrat candidates, when they see them. I think that has an impact.

And we think — we think we’re going to win. We think we’re going to win easily, but you never know. It’s an election. I don’t think that’s helping.

But I think that, basically, it’s the unknown a little bit. But I feel very confident and our people are doing a fantastic job.

And again, we haven’t seen an increase and people are getting better. Almost everybody that we see is getting better. And it could be everybody, too.

Q (Inaudible) it is a crisis? And how much time are you spending on it?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I — well, I’m spending a lot of time on it, just in coordination. Mike Tence [sic] — Pence is doing a great job. Dr. Fauci — Dr. Fauci is great. They’re all doing, really, a fanta- — Alex Azar is right on top of it. We’re all watching it very closely. We don’t want any bad surprises.

Q Sir, on Syria — on Syria, do you think NATO should help Turkey in Syria to protect Turkish soldiers in Syria or not?

THE PRESIDENT: What is it?

Q Should NATO be involved in protec- — helping Turkey to protect its soldiers in Syria?

THE PRESIDENT: You’re going to have to speak up. This thing is —

Q Mr. President, will you expand the travel ban to the countries that aren’t allowed in — for example, from Italy?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re looking at that right now and we’re looking at a couple of countries — a few countries that have a little bit disproportionately high number. And we’re going to make that decision very soon.

Q And then, is this a hoax? Your Chief of Staff seemed to suggest that our coverage of this was a hoax. Do you think this is a hoax?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that the media is — yes, I think that CNN is a very disreputable network. I think they’re doing everything they can to instill fear in people and I think it’s ridiculous. And I think they’re very disreputable.

And some of the Democrats are doing it the way it should be, but some of them are trying to gain political favor by saying a lot of untruths.

The fact is, I made one decision that was a very important decision and that was to close our country to a certain area of the world that was relatively heavily infected. And because of that, we’re talking about 15 — who seem to all be getting better. One is questionable.

And, had that decision not been made, it could be a much different story. So, some people are giving us credit —

Q (Inaudible) the CDC has overestimated the risk?

THE PRESIDENT: Quiet. Some people are giving us credit for that, and some people aren’t. But the only ones that aren’t, they don’t mean it; it’s political. It’s politics.

So, speaking of politics, I’m going to South Carolina. I think we’re going to do fantastically there and it will be very interesting to see what happens tomorrow.

Thank you.

Q Are you talking to CEOs about the stock market, sir?


Q Are you talking to CEOs about the stock market, sir? What are they telling you, the business community?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think the stock market is a reflection of this, plus I also think the people are not happy when they look at what’s running on the other side. You know, it is an election and I think we’re going to do very well in the election, but it still is an election and I don’t think people are very inspired when they see the people running on the other side.

But we’re going to win and that’ll solve that problem. And after we win, you’ll see a rise in the stock market like you haven’t seen before.

Q Have you talked to the Fed about intervening or doing something?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I hope the Fed gets involved. You know, I’m not a big fan of the Fed. You know that. I think they make a lot of mistakes. They’ve made a lot of mistakes. But I hope the Fed gets involved and I hope they get involved soon.

If you look at Germany, they’re putting in a lot of money and they’re probably lowering rates still further. You look at other countries; they’re all stuffing the till. They’re all going in there. They’re putting a lot of money. And our Fed sits there, doesn’t do what they’re supposed to be doing. But that’s up to them. That’s up to them. They’re independent. But they’ve done this country a great disservice.

Thank you very much.

END 4:37 P.M. EST

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

  1. treestar1313 says:

    I just love those priceless zings the President throws at them dims! It really gets under their thin skins.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. bessie2003 says:

    When I was born Eisenhower was President. President Trump is the first President, in my lifetime, that looks younger the longer he serves.

    Surely that’s the sign of someone who truly loves and enjoys what they are doing!

    Liked by 16 people

  3. RJ says:

    What a fantastic President we have! Thank you President Trump for standing up for the United States of America.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Kerry Gimbel says:

    He sure knows how to handle the pack of jackels that are the White House press Corp. I never tire of watching him give them a beat down

    Liked by 3 people

    • President Trump is literally the only adult on the lawn pertaining to the Q & A.

      The globalist design to create perpetual juveniles of the weakest among us is and will continue backfiring bigly on them! Bwahahahahahaha!

      A quick question for Treepers below… inquiring minds and such as Treepers are.

      Will our VSG President leave behind him a lasting legacy that rivals all modern-day “presidents” before him combined?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Jan says:

        THC–this President will never be repeated, much like Pres. Lincoln. He is unique & given to us by Karma & God. His leadership is leading to a new Republican party–one which will fight back–IF we conservatives vote into office conservatives who are NOT on the take or enriched while in office.

        We need to hold our elected officials to higher standards. We need to do away with sovereign immunity.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Maquis says:

        I believe his legacy will endure and influence American politics for a long time. The Left will go mad and the Right will be chastised or excised by a reawakened electorate.


  5. X XYZ says:

    Actually he doesn’t beat them down. What he does is to ‘call them out’. If anyone takes the challenge, he’s ready to take them on. “Go ahead.. make my day.”

    That’s his style. He’s a street fighter, and an outsider from an outer borough of NY City. He’s not a Bush or a Bloomberg. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He made himself wealthy.

    He’s a paleoconservative. Gotta love it…

    Liked by 4 people

  6. fragemall says:

    With real people PDJT can relate to folks from Yale to jail. I first heard that said by Bill W.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Les D says:

    Wouldn’t you love to see that rare occasion when there is a foto op of all living Presidents together? I hope Jimmy’s still with us, he’s the only thing that could make Bush and Obama and Willy still look young.


    • X XYZ says:

      Actually, all these illustrious past presidents (sarcasm suggested) were all gathered together at Trump’s inaugural address. They knew what was coming.

      Trump’s inaugural speech rubbed their noses in it. They didn’t like that one bit! You could see the disdain and hatred on their stone faces as they sat there in front of the cameras. Then the past regime(s) tried to take him out by arousing all the hit men they had, all the many minions in their swamp, (the winged monkeys?) short of physically killing him. Now they know what Trump is made of. He’s still standing tall and proud.

      Maybe these presidents will all get together and have another pow-wow someday. Who knows?

      “Come together – right now – OVER ME.”

      Stay tuned. Trump owned casinos. He will beat them all at their own game.


  8. tominellay says:

    I REALLY like it when President Trump publicly rebukes the Federal Reserve. He does it fairly often, too. Most people know nothing about the FED, but litle by little, Trump is making the FED an issue. Perhaps a few years doen the line we really will audit the FED, maybe even dump the FED.


  9. Gary Lacey says:

    One good thing about the travel pressers. the MSM snakes are not lounging about in comfort in the press breifing room.

    The MSM is the enemy of the state…..the country I love.


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