President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure

President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure

The President:
Hello, everybody. It’s a little windy out
here, so I’ll button up my coat. You have a couple of more
people who want to join you. The Press: So we’re
hearing you’re going to commute the sentence
of Blagojevich? The President: Yes, we
have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight
years in jail. That’s a long time. And I watched his
wife on television. I don’t know
him very well. I’ve met him a
couple of times. He was on, for a
short while, on “The Apprentice,” years ago. Seemed like a
very nice person. Don’t know him. But he served eight
years in jail. He has a long time to go. Many people disagree
with the sentence. He’s a Democrat; he’s
not a Republican. It was a prosecution by
the same people — Comey, Fitzpatrick —
the same group. Very far from
his children. They’re growing older. They’re going to high
school now, and they rarely get to see their
father outside of an orange uniform. I saw that and I did
commute his sentence. So he’ll be able to go
back home with his family after serving eight
years in jail. That was a tremendously
powerful, ridiculous sentence, in my opinion —
The Press: Mr. President — The President: — and
in the opinion of many others. Yes. The Press: Do you have
confidence in your Attorney General? First — The President:
Yeah, I have total confidence in my
Attorney General. The Press: And do you
agree with his statement that he — that you should
stop tweeting about Justice Department issues? The President: Well,
people like that. But, you know, everybody
has the right to speak their mind. And I use social media. I guess I use it well,
because here I am. I’m here. And I probably wouldn’t
have gotten here without social media because I
certainly don’t get fair press. So I wouldn’t have gotten
here without social media and, perhaps, with
all of the hoaxes. You had the impeachment
hoax, you had the Mueller hoax, you had the “Russia,
Russia, Russia” nonsense. All scams. And if I didn’t have
social media, I probably wouldn’t be here. So I’m very happy
with social media. But I think he’s doing
an excellent job. He’s a strong guy. I never spoke to him about
the Roger Stone situation. Roger Stone, just so you
know, never worked — he didn’t work for
my campaign. There might’ve been a time
— way early, long before I announced — where he
was somehow involved a little bit. But he was not involved
in our campaign at all. And I think it was a very,
very rough thing that happened to Roger Stone. Because when you look what
happened with Comey after a 78-page, horrific
report, when you look at what happened to McCabe
with a recommendation of prosecution, and you look
at all of these other people, and then you
look at what happened to General Flynn, a highly
respected man — look at — I mean, his life
has been destroyed. If you’re looking at Roger
Stone for a tweet and some other things — you take a
look at what’s happening to these people. Somebody has to stick
up for the people. So, my social media
is very powerful. I guess, Mark Zuckerberg
just recently said, “Trump is number one in the
world” on social media, which is a very nice
statement, I guess. Certainly it’s something
you can be at least a little bit proud of. But it means I have a
voice so I’m able to fight the fake news. The Press: Has the
Attorney General threatened to resign
over your tweets? And then, also, he said
that your comments on Twitter are making it
“impossible” to do his job. Are you making his
job impossible? The President: Well, but
it allows me — yeah, I do make his job harder. I do agree with that. I think that’s true. He’s a very
straight shooter. We have a great Attorney
General, and he’s working very hard. And he’s working against a
lot of people that don’t want to see good things
happen, in my opinion. That’s my opinion,
not his opinion. That’s my opinion. You’ll have to ask
what his opinion is. But I will say this:
Social media, for me, has been very important
because it gives me a voice, because I don’t get
that voice in the press. In the media, I
don’t get that voice. So I’m allowed
to have a voice. The Press: Do you think
he could still do his job with integrity, though? The President: Oh, yeah. The Press: He says it’s
making it hard for him to do his job with integrity. The President: He’s a very
— he’s a man with great integrity. The Attorney General is
a man with incredible integrity. Now, just so you
understand, I chose not to be involved. I’m allowed to be
totally involved. I’m actually, I guess,
the chief law enforcement officer of the country,
but I’ve chosen not to be involved. But he is a man of
great integrity. But I would be — I could
be involved if I wanted to be. The Press: Are you also
pardoning Bernie Kerik? The President: Yes. I just pardoned Bernie
Kerik — The Press: Okay. The President: —
a man who had many recommendations from
a lot of good people. You know, oftentimes —
pretty much all the time — I really rely on the
recommendations of people that know them. We have Bernie Kerik. We have Mike Milken, who’s
gone around and done an incredible job for the
world, with all of his research on cancer, and
he’s done this and he suffered greatly. He paid a big price;
paid a very tough price. But he’s done an
incredible job. And — yeah. These are all people
that you have to see the recommendations. I rely on recommendations,
very importantly. The Press: Are you
planning to pardon Roger Stone? The President: I haven’t
given it any thought. In the meantime, he’s
going through a process. But I think he’s been
treated very unfairly. Yes. The Press: You tweeted
this morning about China and wanting U.S. companies to be able to
— The President: Yeah. The Press: —
sell jet parts. The President: Yeah. The Press: Are you — are
you not concerned about national security on that? The President: I’m very
concerned about national security. Number one, I’m concerned
about national security. Nobody has done a better
job with national security than me. You take a look at what’s
going on: We’ve done a great job on
national security. A lot of countries are a
lot different now than they were when I started. But I will say that
we’re not going to be sacrificing our companies,
for all of the growth and everything else — they’re
ready, they’re exploding; they’re doing so well —
by using a fake term of national security. It’s got to be real
national security. And I think people were
getting carried away with it. So I want our companies to
be treated — I want our companies to be
allowed to do business. I mean, things are put on
my desk that have nothing to do with national
security, including with chipmakers and
various others. So we’re going
to give it up. And what will happen:
They’ll make those chips in a different country or
they’ll make them in China or someplace else. So, national security
is very important. I’ve been very tough on
Huawei, but that doesn’t mean we have to be tough
on everybody that does something. We want to be able to sell
all of this incredible technology. We’re number one
in the world. We want to be able to
sell to other countries. The Press: Mr. President,
do you trust the Taliban in this ceasefire? And are you confident
that a peace deal can be reached in Afghanistan? The President: We are
doing something — we’ve been in the war in
Afghanistan now for 19 years. We’ve substantially
reduced the force, as you know. We’re really acting more
as a law enforcement agency than we are as a
military, because we could win that very quickly and
easily if I was willing to kill millions of people. I’m not willing
to do that. I’m not willing
to do that. We’d win that so quickly
your head would spin. And I’m not talking about
nuclear; I’m talking about very conventional. But I’m not willing to
kill millions of people. So we are negotiating
with the Taliban. We’ve been negotiating
with them for a while. We will see what happens. There’s a chance
of making a deal. There’s a chance. I can’t believe — so
quiet, all of a sudden. The Press: Senator Graham
is traveling with — The President: I saw that
Senator Murphy met with the Iranians. Is that a fact? I just saw that
on the way over. Is there anything
that I should know? Because that sounds like,
to me, a violation of the Logan Act. The Press: Can I ask
about Venezuela, sir? The President: Yeah,
what happened with that? Did you read about Senator
— or hear about Senator Murphy met with
the Iranians? The Press: No. Tell us about it. The President: Well, they
ought to find out about it if it’s true. I don’t know. It just came out as I
was leaving the car. The Press: Can I ask
about Venezuela, sir? Do you think Guaidó is
still the guy to get Maduro out of office? The President: Well,
he’s the person that the country, right now,
prefers, and that’s what I go with. We’ll see what happens. We put additional
sanctions on — very strong sanctions — this
morning on Venezuela. We’ll see what happens. We’re watching
Venezuela very closely. The Press: You were asked
specifically about Roger Stone, but are you ruling
out pardons for Stone, for your former campaign
Chairman Paul Manafort, and for Michael
Flynn, for example? The President: I’m not
even thinking about that. There’s a process that
people are going through. These are unrelated
situations where people have done a great job
with very, very strong recommendations. But we haven’t thought
about that yet. Right now there’s
a process. I think Roger Stone has
been treated unfairly. I think General Flynn
has been treated very unfairly. I think a lot of people
have been treated very unfairly. I think the Mueller scam
is just exactly what it’s — what a lot of people
are calling, because it was started illegally. It was started by abuse. It was phony. It was a fake dossier. And they went in, and they
went into the FISA courts and they forged papers, and they did a lot of bad things. So the whole Mueller
thing, to me, is a scam. The Press: Do you think
Roger Stone deserves any prison time? The President: You’re
going to see what happens. Let’s see what happens. The Press: You spoke to
President Erdogan the other day — The
President: I think he’s treated very unfairly. The Press: You spoke to
President Erdogan of Turkey the other day —
The President: I did. The Press: Are you
concerned about all-out war breaking out between
Turkey and Syria? The President: I did. I had a very good
conversation with President Erdogan. I respect him. We have a very
good relationship. Yes, I agree,
he’s a tough guy. But we have a very
good relationship. I seem to do better
with tough people. But the fact is that
he’s fighting on Idlib. He doesn’t want people to
be killed by the thousands and hundreds of thousands,
and he called me about that and other reasons. But we spoke about Idlib,
and we’re working together on seeing what
can be done. The Press: What’s
the solution? The President: Well, it’s
a very tough solution. You have a lot of warring
going on right now. A lot of warring going on. But I’m dealing with
President Erdogan. The Press: On this swing,
can you talk a little bit about these coming three
days, and also why you wanted to — The
President: Yeah. The Press: Wait. Also why you wanted to fly
back to Las Vegas every night to spend
the night there? The President: Well, I
don’t know exactly the schedule because I
don’t set the schedule. The Press: (Inaudible)
flying to Vegas every night to stay there. The President: Yeah. Largely, the schedule is
set by the Secret Service. We do what they
want us to. But we’re going
to California. We’re going to Nevada. We’re going to Arizona. We’re going to
different places. And I guess we’re
coming back here. But I don’t set
the schedule. I have nothing
to do with it. The Press: Mr. President,
you saw Michael Bloomberg made the Democratic debate
stage tomorrow night. Do you have any advice for
him as he makes his first debate appearance? The President: No, he
doesn’t need that kind of advice. He’s been doing it
for a long time. It just seems unfair
what’s happening to Bernie Sanders, to be
honest with you. I watched it happen
four years ago. And always be careful what
you wish for, and I’m not wishing for anything. Whoever it is,
I’ll be very happy. But it seems that Bernie
Sanders and that whole big section of the Democratic
Party — or, as I call it, the “Democrat Party,”
which is really the correct name — it seems
they’re being taken advantage of like they
were four years ago, to me. The Press: But what’s your
campaign strategy for being in Nevada while the
Democrats are focusing on the caucuses there? The President: Well, I’ll
be making a speech in Nevada, and that will be
probably the day before, I guess, as they
have it arranged. That seems to be
pretty effective. We got more votes than any
incumbent President in history, in Iowa and in
New Hampshire, as you saw. And, in that case, I went
just before — the day before and I went the day
before, in both cases: Iowa and New Hampshire. So it seems to
be effective. I’ll be going to South
Carolina — they’re working that out now —
probably the day before. But, you know, look, we
have a big voice and we might as well use it. The Press: Mr. President,
are you still satisfied with how President Xi is
handling the coronavirus? The President: I think
President Xi is working very hard. As you know, I spoke
with him recently. He’s working really hard. It’s a tough problem. I think he’s going to do
— look, I’ve seen them build hospitals in a
short period of time. I really believe he wants
to get that done, and he wants to get it done fast. Yes, I think he’s doing
it very professionally. We’re also working with
him and helping him, as of the last few
days, as you know. The Press: Some people
don’t seem to trust the data coming out of China. Are you worried
about that? The President: Look, I
know this: President Xi loves the people of China,
he loves his country, and he’s doing a very good job
with a very, very tough situation. The Press: Mr. President,
Senator Graham is traveling with you. Do you want to talk to
him about the Judiciary Committee doing any
investigations into the Bidens or others? The President: You know,
if it comes up, yes. But we’ll see what
happens on that. That’s really up
to Senator Graham. And he is
traveling with me. The Press: Do you think
you’ll get a trade deal with India before
your visit? The President: Well, we
can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really
saving the big deal for later on. We’re doing a very big
trade deal with India. We’ll have it. I don’t know if it’ll be
done before the election, but we’ll have a very
big deal with India. We’re not treated very
well by India, but I happen to like Prime
Minister Modi a lot. And he told me we’ll have
7 million people between the airport and the event. And the stadium, I
understand, is sort of semi under construction,
but it’s going to be the largest stadium
in the world. So it’s going to
be very exciting. But he says between the
stadium and the airport, we’ll have about
7 million people. So it’s going to
be very exciting. I hope you all enjoy it. Are you going? The Press: Yes, sir. The President: Are
you going, Steve? I hope so. Are you going, Jeff? The Press: No, sir. (Inaudible) is going. The President: I hope
you’re going too. All right? Okay? So I’ll see you
maybe on the plane. How are you? The Press: I’m good. How are you? The President:
Marriage is good? Huh? The Press: Yes, thank you. The Press: One other
thing: Is there a search underway for “Anonymous”? Remember “Anonymous” is —
The President: Yeah, there is. It’s not so much a search. The Press: Who do
you think it is? The President: I —
I know who it is. Yeah. The Press: Who is it? The President: I
can’t tell you that. The Press: Why not? The Press: Why not? The President: But
I know who it is. The Press: Why not? The President: But we
won’t — we won’t get into it. People know it’s —
people know it’s a fraud. I know who it is and I
know who some of the leakers are. But some of the
leakers don’t exist. It’s made up by the press. So, you know, they say,
“Nine people have said” or “two people have said,”
and those people don’t exist. But, no, I know all about
“Anonymous.” I know a lot about the leakers too. The Press: Do you believe
it’s a person who still works at the White House? The President:
We know a lot. In fact, when I want to
get something out to the press, I tell
certain people. And it’s amazing,
it gets out there. But, so far, I’m
leaving it that way. I’ll see you later. Thank you. See you on the plane.

100 thoughts on “President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure

  1. With William bars inaction your credibility Mr. President is at stake. Without accountability there is no credibility without credibility the con does not work

  2. God Bless you President Trump and your family. Thank you for all the hard work you are doing for our country and for draining the swamp.

  3. ⭐Mr President Donald j Trump we The Puerto Rican people are sick and tired of this colonialism regime can you please do something about it…2020 is a wonderful momentum.🇺🇸🙏🏻🇵🇷🙏🏻🇮🇱👍

  4. Mr President Donald j Trump Time to end this colonialism now or never my friend.🇮🇱🙏🏻🇮🇱🙏🏻🇵🇷

  5. To Donald Trump:

    Free Julian Assange and Roger Stone and give them a presidential pardon and give them back to their family who mourn.

    Comfort them by bringing them home and given back to their family who love them.

    Do this and God will bless you and your household.

  6. For POTUS
    My prediction is that from December 2020 to March 2021 you probably may see the need to bring some order to fake charity money launderers. My prediction also includes indictments against some major tearless crocodiles from the swamp. Will I fail my predictions? Who knows. I just see current developmenrs and extrapolate to the future.
    Get the money from criminals to bring them into crime recession. Criminals will have to work for free. Unpaid. FCPA is waiting to repay debt with money seized from the pockets of launderers.

  7. I watched the whole Presser twice….Dah Worm Is defiantly turning for TRUMP vis a vee the MSM….I can tell that they love him too….I love this GREAT MAN….THE American Caesar.

  8. As a Democrat myself I strongly disagree with Trump's statement regarding Rob Blagojevich. When Blagojevich was convicted and sentenced in 2011 he was sentenced based on high crimes such as solicitation, extortion and bribery! In my opinion the 14 year sentence was appropriate and he should have served a minimum of 10 to 12 year's at least. The Presidential Pardon was very inappropriate and very bad timing. By the way Blagojevich is only a Democrat in name only!

  9. #PardonStone #PardonFlynn ⚖️ 🇺🇸 #FairJusticeSystem #DrainTheSwamp. We ❤️ Love & Respect & Continued Prayers + Blessings for our 🇺🇸 President 🇺🇸 Trump #Trump2020 #2020Vision #LeapYear21 #USA #TeamAmericaFirst

  10. what are you doing to fix the mainstream media? it is really horrible and it goes on and on!

  11. The cook at the whitehouse told the waiter that he likes to pee in Trump's breakfast cornflakes, HA HA HA HA HA HA

  12. And i through Fitzpatrick was coming into Chicago to clean up the corruption everyone wondering why he never put corrupt formal mayor Daley's in jail oh I forgot he was appointed by corrupt Bill Clinton and now I'm here lying corrupt James Comey was involved with the Bogovica case President Trump needs to have DOJ clean up Chicago Illinois corrupt Democrats politicians 100 of Chicago corruption ways over due

  13. I love how relaxed and gracious our POTUS was during these remarks, he deserves it! And we deserve at least four more years of him! 😃♥️🇺🇸

  14. the puppet master at work: what happened with this senator Murphy meeting with the Iranians? you hear about that? lol he is now directing the media on what to look into..

  15. Во Имя БОГА, Любимого.
    Слава БОГУ на свете этом, и в мире вечном.
    БОГ один всем народам, ОН Господь востоку
    и западу. Нет другого божества, Поклоняйтесь
    одному БОГУ. Не ровняйте Нас Пророков
    БОГУ, Мы Избраны из вашей среды. Славьте
    Нас Пророков, Мы все принадлежим одному

    БОГ Велик, Мудрый. ОН
    сотворил мир только ради истины.
    Забывающие что праведная жизнь с Верой
    испытаниями развивает, теряют будущее.
    БОГ не любит несправедливых стяжателей
    и развратников. Исламские страны знают
    вред неспелых плодов, но все равно
    женятся на детях. Бойтесь БОГА, Повинуйтесь
    Мне Пророку. Пророк Камил.

  16. Remember the GOLDEN RULE if you are going to participate in a COUP D ETAT whether in a covert or open role is always to be on a WINNING SIDE. Otherwise…if you fall in the LOSING SIDE…you will be put on a FIRING SQUAD.

    But on the case of the TYRANTS and TRAITORS in the WASHINGTON INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY who stage a COUP D ETAT to overthrow the duly elected PRESIDENT of the RICHEST country in the WORLD and the Commander in Chief of the most POWERFUL Armed Forces in the UNIVERSE…
    DONALD J TRUMP…they were still enjoying their LIVES to the fullest.

    Look at all the participants in the COUP D ETAT attempt to get RID of TRUMP by all means necessary with EXTREME PREJUDICE. Because they have the MASS MEDIA INDUSTRY as their partners in crime…they were
    still being celebrated as a HERO specially by CNN. They are being interviewed left and right on television and writing books about their DIABOLICAL way of overthrowing a government.

    It's as if they were delivering a SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE to the PEOPLE…"look at us…we're traitors who tried to overthrow a duly elected PRESIDENT…we are now CELEBRITIES".

    Only in AMERICA.

  17. God has blessed us with a man whose greatness will be known for centuries to come …….He is God's hand , working to bring America back to our lord's favor .

  18. As long as Trump is in charge, I no longer have to worry about the state of the country and can focus on daily life without being infringed on by the government or foreign threats.

  19. God Bless you President you are The Best President in The World 100% 👍🇺🇸❤We love you President Trump ❤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤

    TRUMP/PENCE 2020
    FOUR MORE YEARS 👍❤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤

  20. Good Stuff, and bless you and you entire family. Especially darling Baron, one that it is too young, to understand all of this vile rhetoric from the left! Perhaps, it teaches Barron how not to behave! You and your family are the best!


  22. Trump calling QAnon a fraud is obviously a Q Drop! He's not going to say outright that it's real now is he!? He knows what's up! Can't wait to see what's going to happen!

  23. Trump, today the SBU and the corrupt Minister Avakov come up with intelligence information about the Russian trace ordered by Soros and Obama and transmit it to the U.S. intelligence, creating the appearance of real data.

    The SBU is full of people who work for the FSB, Soros and anyone else who pays them.

    All information from Ukraine is fake! I am the only honest person.

  24. this viet vet innercity born chicagoan's hardened heart was moved by President Trump's magnanimous and elegant act of mercy to someone outside his circle,,,,,,,,,an act of kindness and mercy to Blago and his gentle devoted family……..President Trump truly understands the art of the deal,,,,, God Bless You Mr.President!

  25. Mr. President, Instead of clowning and calling people childish names at your "rallies" why don't you explain some of your initiatives such as yet more cuts to the Social Security program?

  26. MSM calls return to law enforcement as "escalation". I guess in the 1990s they would say "enforcing the law, what a radical concept".

    Law without enforcement is void. Gravity isn't easy but it is the law. They do not believe in consequences. They believe that if they stop believing in gravity they will start to float.

  27. I urge all law enforcement officials to crack down on illegal aliens driving without a license, this is a national epidemic and illegals are becoming a public risk on the roads. Some car insurance companies are selling policies to illegal aliens just for profit, they even have signs saying " no licencia, no problema" meaning no drivers license, no problem, these are incentives to illegal aliens to keep breaking the law in our country. These companies need to be penalized

  28. My friends that were against me for supporting President Trump in 2016,are now waking up at two in the morning to watch Trump Rally's. 😂😂😂 NUMBER ONE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

  29. They spent 8 trillion dollars in the Middle East.
    Give President Trump $ 8 trillion ,and he will build a PARADISE for the American people, without a doubt.

  30. President Trump is the best President in US History! My favorite part of this video, "When I want certain things to make it to the press, I tell certain people..(aka- the leakers) and it shows up in the press. Hahah! I say start locking up the Swamp.

  31. handsome President.
    Please bring all Dems to the Justice and MAKE THE AMERICAN GREAT AND GREAT FOREVER (MAGAGF). My new agenda for you, Mr. President. American is also great forever. If the media and who are not American Great, please do not stay in the US, leave the US for good. Move to another country which you think it's great for you and/or go back to your ancestors' land which I said this on crisis in September

  32. Donald Trump is the best thing that has happend to America since Kennedy. He is an amazing man to get through the amount of work he does and still has the time to thank the people whom serve the country well. Being a Brit, i just hope Mr Trump rubs off on Boris. He is taking on a huge tasks with the Demons snapping at his feet, but no doubt our God is protecting him and his family. I love his honesty and his caring nature.

  33. Democracy Now – yeah right! Democracy only works with Full Spectrum Disclosure of all legitimate relevant logical cognitive information regarding whatever cause is in its spotlight. We are living in an age of [DS] Propaganda and Public Disinformation propagated by nefarious agencies who manufacture consensus reality with [MSM] 'Fake News' that's designed for public brainwashing using [DS] 'pre-scripted' mind controlling information that's infecting civil society with only cognitive dissonance and mob madness mindsets. We need full Disclosure of all [DS] and [NSA] censored 'state secrets' and controlled scientific information including [DS] sequestered patent technologies. Only with a correctly informed public media could a true democracy work.

  34. This is a BIG mistake. Getting involved with the sentencing of the courts. I'm not talking about pardons. I'm speaking of on going cases. This man has no respect for the rule of law. Without law we're just like China, Russia, North Korea, Turkey and ALL the rest of countries that this idiot admires. I went to war for this country to show we're different. Something TRUMP was to coward to do. If you want to live under a dictator then get the hell out of America.

  35. Last election I voted other party but now I am thinking of voting repubs. If dems elected what they will do? Open borders no security, legalizing drugs, habit of put people on drugs, abortion, gay marriages, and …….

  36. Am not American but Trump is a good man, he is honest, he doesn't pretend, he is down to earth and if you are shit he will tell you to your face. Long live President Trump much love from Africa.

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