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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:17 PM

Trump's Remarks Before Marine One Departure, August 21, 2019

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Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
Issued on: August 21, 2019

South Lawn

11:41 A.M. EDT

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Q Mr. President, can you explain your decision not to go to Denmark? Is it really because they wouldn’t talk about selling Greenland?

THE PRESIDENT: No — Denmark, I looked forward to going, but I thought that the Prime Minister’s statement — that it was absurd; that it was an absurd idea — it was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do is say, “No, we wouldn’t be interested.”

But we can’t treat the United States of America the way they treated us under President Obama. I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could’ve told me “no.” This is something that’s been discussed for many years. Harry Truman had the idea of Greenland. I had the idea. Other people have had the idea. It goes back into the early 1900s. But Harry Truman, very strongly, thought it was a good idea.

I think it’s a good idea because Denmark is losing $700 million a year with it. It doesn’t do them any good. But all they had to do is say, “No, we’d rather not do that,” or “We’d rather not talk about it.” Don’t say, “What an absurd idea that is.”

Q Sir —

THE PRESIDENT: Because she’s not talking to me —

Q Mr. President —

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. She’s not talking to me. She’s talking to the United States of America. You don’t talk to the United States that way, at least under me.

Now, President Obama, when they wouldn’t land — let him land in the Philippines, when they treated him so badly in so many places — the Philippines is one that comes to mind — that’s different. That’s different. They can treat him any way they want to; that’s up to him. But they can’t treat the United States with a statement, “How absurd.”

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Q Mr. President, so taking America into a recession: Is it worth it? And do Americans need to back that up?

THE PRESIDENT: So, the fake news, of which many of you are members, is trying to convince the public to have a recession. “Let’s have a recession.” The United States is doing phenomenally well.

But one thing I have to do is economically take on China because China has been ripping us off for many years. President Clinton, President Bush, and President Obama, and others should have done this long before me. My life would be much easier — although I enjoy doing it — but my life would be much easier if I just said, “Let China continue to rip off the United States.” All right? It would be much easier, but I can’t do that.

We are winning against China. They’ve lost two and a half million jobs in a very short period of time. They want to make a deal. It’s got to be a deal that’s good for the United States, where they want to make a deal — probably, we will make a deal.

But if I didn’t do that — and I’m not doing this — somebody said it’s Trump’s trade war. This isn’t my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other Presidents.

Over the last five or six years, China has made $500 billion. $500 billion. Ripped it out of the United States. And not only that — if you take a look, intellectual property theft. Add that to it. And add a lot of other things to it. So somebody —

Q (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it. So I’m taking on China. I’m taking on China on trade. And you know what? We’re winning. Because we’re the piggybank. We’re the one that all these countries — including the European Union — wants to rob and takes advantage of. European Union — $200 billion. China — more than $500 billion. Sorry.

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Q Are you talking to the victims of mass shootings to ask them what they want?

THE PRESIDENT: I did. I went to the hospitals —

Q What are you hearing from them about what they want from guns laws?

THE PRESIDENT: I will tell you this: I went to the hospitals. It was totally falsely reported. There were beautiful, beautiful, very sad, you know, horrible moments. But there were beautiful moments, in the sense that these people — the families and also the people that were so badly injured that I was with — they love our country.

Q But what to do they want in terms of gun laws?

THE PRESIDENT: And, frankly, do you want to know the truth? They love their President.

Q What do they want in gun laws?

THE PRESIDENT: And nobody wrote that. Nobody wrote that because you didn’t write the truth. The New York Times doesn’t like to write the truth. But — but they love — they totally love our country and they do love our President.

So when I went to Dayton, and when I went to El Paso, and I went into those hospitals, the love for me — and me, maybe, as a representative of the country — but for me — and my love for them was unparalleled. These are incredible people. But if you read the papers, it was like nobody would meet with me.

Q What did they tell you that they want in terms of gun laws?

THE PRESIDENT: Not only did they meet with me, they were pouring out of the room. The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms. There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it. So, you know, there’s a lot to happen.

Q You’re talking to the NRA, I’m wondering what —

THE PRESIDENT: The people in Dayton — let me just explain. The people in Dayton, people of El Paso — these are incredible people. And those victims and the survivors and the families — I love those people.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:21 PM

1. He's insane.

How many times did he say they love him? In the third person, like a monarch.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:28 PM

4. Like George Costanza on Seinfeld.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:45 PM

2. Whew!

He is bug fuck, outhouse rat, bat shit crazy...…………

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 05:44 PM

3. If "a very not nice way of saying something "

doesn't convince tbe bitter enders that the man now has a pre-adolescent mind,, then the bitter end is much further away than I think.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:51 PM

5. I'm still pondering over: ''...very not nice'' Who says that?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:11 PM

6. This came out of the White House.. he really said this Thursday. Hard to believe.

Did Trump really say......" And, frankly, do you want to know the truth? They love their President. "

Proves he has lost it...k and r (said in relation to survivors of shooting at hospital)

I have looked around the internet..Yes, he did say this..

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