President Trump Impromptu Remarks Departing White House – Video

Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  Earlier today President Trump held an impromptu press availability as he departed the White House for a trip to Michigan.  [Video Below Transcript ADDED]

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. So, we have a lot of good things going. We just had a meeting with Mitch McConnell and the group. And we’re working on a — a package of very positive things. We’re getting some very good numbers. It looks like the numbers are going to be very good into the future. We’re going to be very strong, starting with our transition period, which will be probably June — June, July. I think you’re going to see some very good numbers coming out. And next year is going to be an incredible economic year for this country. One of our best.

Always paying respects to the people that have lost their lives. We always have to remember that: the people that have lost their lives.

Do you have any questions? Please.

Q Mr. President, where are you on funding to Michigan? A lot of people are concerned. They’re flooded out. They said that’s the last thing they need is for a threat to come from the President.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re looking at the floods. We have our people from the Army Corps of Engineers there. We have FEMA there. I spoke with the governor, Governor Whitmer, yesterday, and we have a very good understanding. But we’ve moved our best people into Michigan and our most talented engineers, designers, the people from the Army Corps of Engineers. And they do these things better than probably anyone — anyone in the world.

Q What about the funding, though, that you threatened to take away the federal funding?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’ll take a look. No, we’ll take a look. That was unrelated to that.

Q Can you explain why you’re pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty?

THE PRESIDENT: Russia and us have developed a very good relationship. As you know, we worked on the oil problem together. I think we have a very good relationship with Russia. But Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty, so until they adhere, we will pull out. But there’s a very good chance we’ll make a new agreement or do something to put that agreement back together.

But whenever there’s an agreement that another party doesn’t agree to — you know, we have many of those agreements around the world, where it’s a two-party agreement, but they don’t adhere to it and we do. When we have things like that, we pull out also. That’s why, with the arms treaties, if you look at the arms treaties, we’re probably going to make a deal with Russia on arms treaty. And China will be maybe included in that. We’ll see what happens.

But we have a lot of things. But when we have an agreement, when we have a treaty, and the other side doesn’t adhere to it — in many cases, they’re old treaties, old agreements — then we pull out also.

So I think what’s going to happen is we’re going to pull out and they’re going to come back and want to make a deal. We’ve had a very good relationship lately with Russia. And you can see that with respect to oil and what’s happening with oil.

Q What do you think about Michael Cohen getting out of jail today? He’s home now.

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t know that.

Q He’s home. What do you think about that?

THE PRESIDENT: I didn’t know it. Nope. I didn’t know it.

Q Do you have a reaction?

Q Isn’t that going to increase tensions with Russia, though, right when you want to make things better?

THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

Q Isn’t this withdrawal going to make things be- — worse with Russia? Increase tensions?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I think that we’re going to have a very good relationship with Russia. I think that if you look at what happened with oil, where Russia, Saudi Arabia, and us got together, and we saved in our country millions of energy jobs. And you see oil now is solidifying. So it’s the best of all worlds. We’re saving the energy jobs but our drivers have a very low gasoline price.

Q Are you going to wear a mask today at the Ford plant?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don’t know. We’re going to look at it. A lot of people have asked me that question. I want to get our country back to normal. I want to normalize.

One of the other things I want to do is get the churches open. The churches are not being treated with respect by a lot of the Democrat governors. I want to get our churches open. And we’re going to take a very strong position on that very soon.

Q What about mosques, Mr. President? What about mosques? The Muslims are going to be celebrating the end of Ramadan soon. What about mosques?

THE PRESIDENT: Mosques too, yeah. Including mosques.

Q Do you have any messages for —

THE PRESIDENT: Including mosques.

Q Do you have any messages for the Muslims who will be celebrating the end of Ramadan?

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, I wish them well — very well.

Go ahead.

Q Can you talk about the AstraZeneca award? A billion dollars for 400 million doses of a potential new vaccine. How confident are you that one will be ready by the fall?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think we have a lot of — you have AstraZeneca, which is a great company, and you have others, Johnson & Johnson. We have a lot of things happening on the vaccine front, on the therapeutic front. If you look at therapeutically, we’re doing great. And on the cure front — which is the next step — I think we have tremendous things. That announcement, I heard, came out this morning. That’s a very positive announcement in addition to all of the other announcements.

We are so far ahead of where people thought we’d be. But therapeutically, it’s very interesting what’s going on — and cure. So you’re going to have a lot big announcements over the next week or two.

Q Sir, you said the funding to Michigan was another issue not related to the flood. Can you just assure people that are concerned you’re going to hold funding?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’re helping Michigan with their flood, and we have the people to do it.

Q But what about the funding though? You said federal funding for the mail-in voting.

THE PRESIDENT: We don’t want them to do mail-in ballots because it’s going to lead to total election fraud. So we don’t want them to do mail-in ballots. We don’t want anyone to do mail-in ballots.

Now, if somebody has to mail it in because they’re sick or, by the way, because they live in the White House and they have to vote in Florida and they won’t be in Florida — if there’s a reason for it, that’s okay. If there’s a reason. But if there’s not — we don’t want — we don’t to take any chances with fraud in our elections.

Q The Chinese Parliament is poised to pass a national security law cracking down on Hong Kong. Are you aware of this? What’s your reaction?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know what it is because nobody knows yet. If it happens, we’ll address that issue very strongly.

Q What about your plan for G7, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: So it looks like G7 may be on because we’ve done well. We’re ahead of schedule in terms of our country, and some of the other countries are doing very well. It looks like G7 will be on. A full G7. And we’ll be announcing something probably early next week.

Q Will it be June 10th? And how many world leaders have agreed?

THE PRESIDENT: I can’t hear you. You have your mask on. I can’t hear a word you’re —

Q How many world leaders have agreed to your June 10th plan?

THE PRESIDENT: We’ll be talking to you about it.

Q Sir, how long do you expect take hydroxychloroquine?

THE PRESIDENT: I think it’s another day. I had a two-week regimen of hydroxychloroquine. And I’ve taken it, I think, just about two weeks. I think it’s another day. And I’m still here. I’m still here. And I tested very positively in a — in another sense.

So, this morning —

Q Negatively?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right? So, no, I tested perfectly this morning, meaning — meaning I tested negative.

Q Have you taken the antibody test yet?

THE PRESIDENT: But that’s a way of saying it: positively toward the negative.

Q Have you taken the antibody test yet, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I have not.

Q Columbia University put out a report in The New York Times today. It said 36,000 people would’ve been saved if you guys did social distancing measures just one week earlier. Do you believe that? What’s your reaction to that?

THE PRESIDENT: I was so early. I was earlier than anybody thought. I put a ban on people coming in from China. Everybody fought me on that. They didn’t want it. Nancy Pelosi, a month later, was dancing in the streets of San Francisco in Chinatown so that people wouldn’t believe what’s happening. And I don’t even blame that. But I was way early.

Columbia is an institution that’s very liberal. It’s a — I think it’s a just a political hit job, if you want to know the truth.

Q So, do you want to have the G7 here at the White House or Camp David or what?

THE PRESIDENT: We’re going to have it probably at the White House and maybe a little combination at Camp David. But primarily at the White House. So if we do the G7, when that all comes together, probably it will be in D.C., at the White House. Okay? But there could be a piece of it at Camp David, which is nearby.

Q Are you taking antibody plasma?

Q Back on Open Skies, have you talked to any allies —

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.

Q — about this?

THE PRESIDENT: So, again, our relationship with Russia has improved greatly, especially since the Russian hoax happened — has been proven totally false and illegal what they did. They — this was an illegal hoax and they got caught. They got caught doing a lot of bad things. So let’s see how that turns out.

But our relationship with Russia has come a long way in the last few months. I think that the Open Sky will all work out. But right now, when you have an agreement, and the other side doesn’t adhere to the agreement, we’re not going to adhere to it either. But I think something very positive will work out.

Q Are you going to go to the launch on Wednesday in Florida?

THE PRESIDENT: What?

Q The launch — the rocket launch on Wednesday in Florida?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m thinking about going. That’ll be next week to the rocket launch. I hope you’re all going to join me. I’d like to put you on the rocket, get rid of you for a while. (Laughter.)

Okay. Thank you very much. Thank you, Steve.

END 12:40 P.M. EDT

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56 Responses to President Trump Impromptu Remarks Departing White House – Video

  1. A2 says:

    White House issued this report👇👇

    United States Strategic Approach to The People’s Republic of China

    Click to access U.S.-Strategic-Approach-to-The-Peoples-Republic-of-China-Report-5.20.20.pdf

    Liked by 5 people

  2. RedBallExpress says:

    Best idea yet. Load media onto new rocket destined for sun.

    Liked by 17 people

  3. A2 says:

    Death of Hong Kong and one country, two systems👇👇

    The NPC will vote Friday on a National Security Law for Hong Kong, bypassing the Basic Law.

    Two Sessions 2020: Beijing runs ‘out of patience’ after long wait for Hong Kong national security law, resolves to proscribe secession, foreign interference and terrorism in city
    Amid hostile political environment in deeply divided city, resolution for law will be presented as motion to National People’s Congress on Friday
    Opposition politicians warn that enacting the legislation through promulgation is akin to announcing the death of ‘one country, two systems’

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3085412/two-sessions-2020-how-far-will-beijing-go-push-article-23

    Liked by 7 people

  4. suejeanne1 says:

    dear God, please bless our wonderful President Trump!

    Liked by 16 people

  5. “Columbia released a study that said many lives would have been saved if we had all hidden under our beds since 1976.”

    Yet they haven’t released Obama’s transcripts. It’s almost like he was visiting Mecca that year or something.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Mike in a Truck says:

    “Nancy Pelosi dancing in the streets of ChinaTown” Bwhahahaha!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. MVW says:

    I think it is very insensitive and unfair to the astronauts at the International Space Station to send the Media Harpies there. No one should have to be burdened with having so many whining, spoiled. lying, angry brats in such close quarters. POTUS should think before even joking of doing such a mean thing to our great astronauts. (LOL)

    Liked by 1 person

    • stephen fenlon says:

      Easy solution,
      have TWO rockets

      tell the MSM journos they are being given a unique opportunity to go up in the first rocket so that they can set their equipment up to capture the second one in it’s glorious descent.

      then cancel the second rocket !

      H/T Douglas Adams

      Liked by 1 person

    • MIKE says:

      Ground control to Major Garrett; your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong-
      Can you hear me major G…..

      Like

    • Alli says:

      Putting the media harpies in cargo bay with air locks might work!

      Like

  8. helmhood says:

    I love when the President calls out the frightened mask-wearers for how unintelligible they are.

    “I can’t hear a word you’re saying…”

    Liked by 11 people

    • MVW says:

      I also love the inability to hear the caustic narrative ‘questions’ these nasty Harpies ‘ask’ when they get face time in a room set up for civilized Q&A. By not being able to grandstand, the Chinese Communist Party shills just can’t get across their propaganda.

      Delicious, satisfactory, faceless, fameless deflation of their egos is wonderful.

      Liked by 3 people

  9. mo says:

    No Mas,, No Mask, at Ford plant. : )

    Like

  10. Q: “Won’t it make Russia mad if we don’t let them get away with cheating on arms control treaties?”

    A: “You probably shouldn’t buy a used car.”

    Liked by 6 people

  11. scrap1ron says:

    The President jokingly suggests putting the White House press corp. on the rocket launch next week to get ride of them for a while. Can’t wait for the “pearl clutchers” to run with that one.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. Roger Duroid says:

    Amazing how upbeat and good he looks. He must know something BIG is about to happen.

    Liked by 8 people

    • dwpender says:

      Roger — I hope you’re right, but it seem somebody is ALWAYS saying that, and tomorrow never comes.

      Like

      • trnathens says:

        All in due time. Nothing is happening by accident. When was the last time PDJT lost?

        Look at what is being revealed. Almost daily. Incomprehensibly corrupt behavior. It doesn’t MATTER that MSM isn’t covering it. THAT becomes its OWN story.

        PDJT is a producer, right? He’s producing.

        The Open Skies pullout is really a message to China. When one side doesn’t do something, then we’re gonna pullout.

        I wonder what kind of tariffs will be triggered if China doesn’t abide by even ONE PENNY of Phase 1 agreement.

        Liked by 6 people

      • GB Bari says:

        PDJT never says “tomorrow” when mentioning “big things” happening.
        He’s way smarter than that.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Roger, I think part of it is that he gets to be around we the people. It energizes him, he loves us and our country!

      Like

  13. 24may98 says:

    But for the copter noise, we would have heard Democrat heads exploding all round DC, when he said announced Russo-US relations are going well.

    Liked by 7 people

    • 24may98 says:

      Like Nixon/Kissinger opening to China, an opening to Russia will countervail China, and expose the treacherous Democrats and their Sino investments (kickbacks/espionage) – NOT going to be pretty picture.

      Liked by 1 person

    • CountryDoc says:

      As the Green windmills wear out and are not replaced, a new form of energy is being harvested to supply energy to most major cities. A combustion absorption and harvesting helmet is worn by proponents of the Green New Deal as they watch Fox news and election campaigns. The regular explosions inside the helmets are estimated to supply enough energy to supply most blue state major cities for the next four years.

      Like

  14. A2 says:

    👇👇

    Trump vows strong reaction if China limits opposition activity in Hong Kong

    https://globalnews.ca/news/6969041/trump-china-hong-kong-protests/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Liked by 3 people

  15. wardenms2000 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/joe_biden_ukraine_scandal_exploding.html

    As new, incendiary details continue to emerge from Ukraine concerning the May 19th public release of audiotapes, which seem to have captured the actual voices of former Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko, then Vice President and then US Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in acts of manifest political corruption (see link above): I find it puzzling that the President has yet to offer any public commentary on any of these explosive Ukranian allegations.

    Here is but a small segment of the new and explicit details contained in the AT article:

    Half a year after the failed attempt to impeach President Trump over his “pressure” on Ukraine, a topic of the relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine will be yet again getting close attention and presumably making it hot and sweaty in the Delaware basement.

    A reason for that is a political scandal that burst out in Kiev on May 19, when a member of Ukrainian Parliament Andrey Derkach called a press conference where he released audio records of the phone calls between “individuals whose voices sound like” those of ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Vice President Joseph Biden, as well as Secretary of State John Kerry who discussed the course of Ukrainian domestic policy in very precise detail.

    On that tapes, Joe Biden factually tells Poroshenko what to do, and Poroshenko seeking advice, cooperates his actions and frankly reassures Biden that all his orders will be executed.

    Mr. Derkach said that the contents of those records are sufficient to incriminate Poroshenko a treason.

    As for our side of the pond, the tables are rapidly turning against Biden, who, so far, “magically” shrugged off all corruption accusations….

    Liked by 1 person

  16. A2 says:

    👇

    Liked by 1 person

    • GB Bari says:

      I honestly don’t think that the CCP gives a rat’s rear end about One Country, Two Systems.
      Hardcore Communists want total control. Period.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. Jenevive says:

    If he really wants to get China hair on fire POTUS should
    formally recognize Taiwan then announce he is putting and
    embassy there.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Tornarosa says:

    The last 30 seconds of the helicopter presser were da best! Loosely, “I hope you’re all coming to the rocket launch, I’d like to put you all in the rocket. Get rid of you for a while.” LOL

    Liked by 1 person

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