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Trump's Remarks in Press Conference Davos, Switzerland; Issued on: January 22, 2020


Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference | Davos, Switzerland
Issued on: January 22, 2020

Davos Congress Centre
Davos, Switzerland

12:33 P.M. CET

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Please come on up, Roberto and Larry. Robert, Steve, come on up.

Good afternoon. Weíve had a tremendous two days here. Weíll be heading back right after this conference, and Iíve just concluded some additional meetings. Weíve had a lot of them. I think Davos has treated us really beautifully. Itís been a tremendous success. Everyone is talking about Americaís unprecedented economic success. Itís really the talk of the town, so to speak.


Q Yes, Mr. President. You were the keynote speaker here, but you shared some of the spotlight with a Scandinavian teenager: Greta Thunberg ó

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, thatís very nice.

Q ó who you had said needs to work on her anger. She had some very harsh words about ó

THE PRESIDENT: I didnít say ďanger.Ē I said ďanger management.Ē

Q ďAnger management.Ē Yes, sir.

She had some very strong words here that the United States and other industrialized countries need to do more. Do you still feel that youíre doing enough? You talk about clean air ó

THE PRESIDENT: How old ó how old is she?

Q Sheís ó

Q Seventeen.

Q Seventeen now. Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Oh. Thatís good.
Q But what is your response to her ó

THE PRESIDENT: She beat me out on TIME Magazine.


Yeah, go ahead.

Q Mr. President, a question on Iran: Initially, you said repeatedly to Americans that after Iran retaliated for the Soleimani strike, no Americans were injured. We now know at least 11 U.S. service men were airlifted from Iraq. Can you explain the discrepancy?

THE PRESIDENT: No, I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things. But I would say, and I can report it is not very serious. Not very serious.

Q So you donít consider a potential traumatic brain injury serious?

THE PRESIDENT: They told me about it numerous days later. Youíd have to ask Department of Defense. No, I donít consider them very serious injuries, relative to other injuries that Iíve seen.

Iíve seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops. Iíve seen people with no legs and with no arms. Iíve seen people that were horribly, horribly injured in that area, that war ó in fact, many cases put ó those bombs put there by Soleimani, who is no longer with us. I consider them to be really bad injuries.

No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries. No.


Q Thank you, Mr. President. In regards to the proceedings going on in the Senate, would you like to see this over quickly? Would you like to see a thorough examination of the facts? What did you make of the dustup between the White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Jerrold Nadler last night? And are you absolutely against John Bolton testifying?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, youíre asking a lot of questions.

Q Three. Thatís not a lot.

THE PRESIDENT: First of all, Jerrold Nadler ó Iíve known him a long time. Heís a sleazebag; everybody knows that.

Pat Cipollone is a high-quality human being. I was very impressed with Pat. He had great emotion yesterday. Pat is a brilliant guy, but Iíve never seen that emotion. And thatís real emotion. Thatís because he knows this is a hoax. And I was very proud of the job he did.

Iíve known ó Iíve known Jerry Nadler for a long time. Heís opposed many of my jobs. I got them all built ó very successfully built in New York. But ó so we have yet another fight. Isnít it ó isnít it amazing? Isnít it surprising? Isnít it amazing?


Q I ó

THE PRESIDENT: Wait. Wait, John.

Itís hard to believe. Weíve been fighting this. I would rather have ó personally, Iíd rather go the long route. Itís horrible for our country. Our country has to get back to business.

We have people that are corrupt, like Adam Schiff, who misquotes ó I donít mean ďmisquotesĒ ó makes up a statement. He had no idea that I was going to release the transcript. He never thought Iíd do that. And for that, I thank the President of Ukraine, because we got their approval. He had no idea I was going to do that.

But these are corrupt people, some of them. And some of them are just playing the political game. But if you look at the poll numbers, my poll numbers are the highest theyíve ever been. If you look at the funding numbers, if you look at what ó the money raised by the Republican Party has just set a record. Nobody has ever done this before. Itís because of the impeachment hoax.


Q Do you plan to show up in any way, shape, or form at your trial?

Number two, you called Kenneth Starr ďa disasterĒ in the past. Do you still feel that way about him now?

And three, Lev Parnas has come forward and said that you knew everything that he was doing in Ukraine.

THE PRESIDENT: No, heís a conman. Okay, you ready? Let me answer that one first.

Q Okay, so would you say thatís not true?

THE PRESIDENT: I donít know him ó

Q Okay, you donít know him.

THE PRESIDENT: ó other than heís sort of like a groupie. He shows up at fundraisers. Okay? So I donít know anything about him.


Q So what do you think? Will you show up at your trial any day, in any way, shape, or form?

THE PRESIDENT: Iíd love to go. Wouldnít that be great? Wouldnít that be beautiful?

Q So why donít you go?

THE PRESIDENT: I donít know. Iíd sort of love ó sit right in the front row and stare at their corrupt faces. Iíd love to do it.

Q So why not commit to going?

THE PRESIDENT: I donít know. Donít ó donít keep talking, because I may ó you may convince me to do it.


Q Mr. President, but would you consider delaying the State of the Union if the impeachment trial has not ended by February 4th?

THE PRESIDENT: I donít see it. No, I donít see it. No, Iím ó you know, a very excellent writer, Bob Woodward ó I guess heís doing another book on Trump, but, this time, Iíll actually give him an interview. He said, ďYouíre enjoying this, arenít you?Ē I said, ďNo, Iím not enjoying it.Ē He said, ďNo, you act like youíre winning and you won. Youíre actually enjoying it.Ē I said, ďIím not enjoying it. Iím doing it because itís very important, what Iím doing.Ē

I consider what Iíve done here, with this whole witch hunt, from day one ó with the insurance policy; with the horrible statements made between Strzok and Page; and McCabe; and Comey, who lied to Congress and did so many other bad things. He lied and he leaked.

When I finish, I think that this is going to go down as one of the greatest things Iíve done for our country. These are bad, corrupt people. These are bad people, and very bad for our country.

Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Thank you very much.


1:17 P.M. CET

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 03:25 PM

1. I didn't see orhear him, thank God! Recently, I've had to turn the sound off and look away. I was

getting into a rage every time his face came on the TV, and since I already take BP meds, I figured it's better to ignore him.

Too bad DT believes everybody in NY & all Dems are sleezebags. Maybe he might need a Dem someday, and they won't forget his attitude!

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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 02:16 PM

2. God help us. n/t

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