Trump talks Michael Flynn, Obama admin and China with Maria Bartiromo

first up my exclusive interview with President Donald Trump this morning we begin with his thoughts on current of iris taking hold inside the White House how are you doing I know that kernel virus has had here as well how are you doing your team your inside team well we’re doing well it’s very sad what’s happened to the world and to our country with all of the death we are going to build our economy back bigger than ever but with all of that death you could never replace what’s taken and it’s very sad for a lot of families that have so horribly hid and so unnecessary they could have stopped it they could have stopped it in China where it came from but didn’t happen that way I want to ask you about China I’ll get to that but let’s talk about the reopening of America right now about half of the states have begun this process is it too soon there are some calls out there that they’re talking about a relapse in the fall is it too soon so I want them to open when they can when they want the governors are opening them most of them are either open door opening or considering it I think that we have to get back to work we have to get our country back we have to take it back it was artificially closed I think we’re doing incredibly well considering the fact that we had the greatest economy mariya in history you report in every morning the greatest that anyone’s ever seen best job numbers best stock market numbers best everything we had the best everything and in addition to military being strong all of the things we’ve done and we had it just one day boom close it we did the right thing and now we got to get back we got to bring our country back and it’s going to happen and it’s going to happen fast we’re gonna call it a transition to greatness you’re gonna have the third quarter people are starting to get into that right now but it’s going to be a transition that’s the transition quarter we’re going to do well in the fourth quarter and I think next year with all of the stimulus all of the things we’ve done think we’re gonna have one of the best economic years we’ve ever had dr. pouchy is saying a different thing he says he’s worried about spikes turning into outbreaks he said it seems like it could be too soon and that the major message he wants to convey is that the danger is if we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to open America again then we risk the danger of multiple outbreaks so Anthony is a good person very good person I’ve disagreed with him when I closed the border to China he disagreed with that and then ultimately he agreed he said I saved hundreds of thousands of lives which is what happened everybody disagreed when I did that I think that we have to open our schools young people are very little affected by this we have to get the schools open we have to get our country open we have to open our country now we want to do it safely but we also want to do it as quickly as possible we can’t keep going on like this I mean you’re going to have you’re having bedlam already in the streets you can’t you can’t do this we have to get it open I totally disagree with him on schools and we will have I call him embers I call him spikes and he called I notice he used the word spike well you might have that and we’ll put it out you know we’ve learned a lot we didn’t know anything about this it’s a horrible disease is a horrible plague I call it a plague it’s a terrible thing we’ve learned a lot and we also know how to put it out but we have to open our country we have no choice you know people are dying this way too when you report this better than I could ever report it but people are reporting their dead dying with this closure with the shutdown of a country where they’re in the house they’re in their apartment they’re not allowed some people are too tough on it they’re not allowed to go out they can’t they’re losing their jobs we’re not gonna let it happen do you think your critics want you to keep it closed going into the election yeah I do I do I think it’s a it’s a political thing in addition I think you’re putting money business ahead of lives no no I think if the people that want to see the right thing happened they agree with me we have to get our country open you know it was up to some people let’s keep it closed for a long time okay a long time and watch the United States go down the tubes not gonna happen never gonna happen on my watch ask you I mean do you see long-term damage done the longer that you stay closed because Jay Powell said that as well that there is a long term impact the longer it stays closed so I what I do see is this I see we’re losing tremendous number of lives so is the world you know the world ones of 184 countries it’s now more than that think of it but tremendous lives lost so that can never when you talk about damage that can never be replaced we’re going to lose over a hundred thousand perhaps in this country now in all

fairness that’s at the bottom level of the scale we would have lost two million we were lost more if we did it a different way but you talking about a hundred thousand more a little bit less more who knows it’s a terrible thing no so that can’t be replaced we’re spending trillions of dollars on all of the damage economically financially that it’s caused so it it is a terrible thing it’s just an incredible thing we were sailing two months ago we were sailing we were going we had the best of everything that’s unemployment situation in my lifetime especially and now we’re talking about 33 million people finally for unemployment even after 10 trillion dollars in stimulus that’s all gonna come bankruptcies the lives won’t come back that’s all going to come back it’s going to come back fast now with that we’re spending money we’re borrowing money we’re spending money all of that stuff is bad but all of that’s going to work out that’s going to all come back we have a strong dollar we have a great country the people want to go back to work and they don’t want to lose their jobs by the way so you want a strong dollar because in the past you’ve said it’s a great time to have a strong dollar because the whole world you know we’re paying zero interest rate that’s never happened either who were paying so low everybody wants to be in the dollar because we kept it strong I kept it strong now from a trade standpoint it’s tougher but from a country standpoint an inflation standpoint you don’t have inflation you don’t have problems now we have a strong dollar and right now it’s good to have a strong dollar and I can live both ways you understand that but right now having a strong dollar is a great thing what’s the right mix of policies to get us back you had a policy program in 2017 and you moved the needle on economic growth that was tax cuts that was deregulation that was turning on the energy spigot and it was a new trade situation is it the same playbook to get us back so we’re gonna have maybe a different playbook stronger then I would have ever said I was very much a pro USA person I was America first right always you’ve known me ever since you’ve known me and I was right about that strong borders our border is very strong we have some of the best numbers we’ve ever had southern border the best numbers we’ve ever had and I did and we’ve now built a hundred and eighty-two miles of what you know that is 182 miles will be a close to 500 miles by early next year of new wall brand-new all brand new and renovated too but I’m not even talking about that we’re talking about over 500 miles of wall and we have you have to understand I had a party totally they want open borders they want people pouring in and even they don’t mention it you notice I have all the financing they didn’t even bother with it at the end because I turned out to be right they didn’t want to be the party that was opposed to having walls and having strong borders but they are they want open borders they want people pouring into our country and now they look at it and they say they pour in do they have co vid 19 do they what’s the problem you know what problem do they have okay and so they want to stay away from that subject but when you think of what we’ve done but I was always America for us make America great again right and basically it’s that but it’s that plus because a lot of people fought me on China you hear what that do you hear all that honking you know what that is that’s trucks they love that person well they’re not protesters their supporters of me because we’re getting things for the truckers and all those great truckers that are all over the country I think they’re lucky and if they’re really very thankful that I’m president frankly so when I hear the horn thousand trucks outside it’s great so what we’re doing is what I was doing before but even more so and I’m even you know stronger about in America first China I made a great trade deal the ink wasn’t drying when the plague came over from China but the ink wasn’t even drying they didn’t tell you about it when they came here on the 15th of January and shipped everybody’s has never even a subject that was not anything that anybody really understood or knew about at the time but China I’m very disappointed in China I will tell you that right now we can do things in our country we can you know we used to make our own product would you believe it right we used to make our own product we don’t need 37 pencils we can buy two pencils and they can be better but you know we went astray the whole thing we went astray I’ve been talking about this for 20 years probably it’s a number one reason I ran for president because I saw that our car industry is leaving going to Mexico you know Mexico makes 30 percent of our cars games it’s not even believable and Canada makes a lot of us just wanted cheap labor but they also wanted lacks environmental rules see the chief labor turned out to be very expensive because

when you add what this is costing you just take a look at what’s happening and when you add what’s costing by us with our drugs our pharmaceutical products so many different smells so I put tariffs on China and we’ve taken in tens of billions of dollars I gave a lot of those that money to the farmers because they were targeted by China and every other president let joini do whatever they wanted you know we were we were losing anywhere from 200 million to 500 billion dollars to China and you think of it we rebuilt China and I give them a lot of credit but I don’t give our past presidents and leaders a lot of credit because they got taken to the cleaner leaders and worst of all was the last eight years under President Obama and Biden for his son gets a billion and a half dollars and then there’s supposed to be tough on China it doesn’t work that well it’s traveled on Air Force two got him to hundreds look it’s impossible to do what he did if you talk to Steve Schwarzman if you took and I asked him I said Steve is something like that possible he said together mine he said it’s impossible you can’t get that money he said this guy had no experience he didn’t even have a job and he walked walked out of China with one and a half billion dollars to invest for them of which he makes hundreds of thousands and actually millions of dollars what is this so how do you get us back when you look at these numbers we’re going to be going into the election with a double-digit unemployment rate I mean could we get below 10% by September unemployment very very strong again we have tremendous powers that other people don’t have we have tremendous job capacity and I think what’s going to happen is next year it’s going to be one of our best years I feel that we will transition in this third quarter fourth quarter is going to be good next year is going to be incredible are there industries that you’re thinking that will lead us out of there that are more poised to open and have economic activity than others and what about states are there states out there that have become a model for you I know Georgia did well Florida as well in terms of their openings which I’ve seen so far but don’t forget those states none of them would have done well without what we did in the federal government because we became the ventilator maker of the world I mean we are now doing things with ventilators that nobody thought possible when we took over we didn’t have anybody knew what a ventilator it was we’re making thousands of ventilators now all week and also by the way everybody’s got ventilators we’re giving them now and selling them to other countries who desperately need them other countries are calling up they desperately need them with a testing capital you see the numbers I mean you’ve seen this before but the one this is us in the blue look at this over 10 million tests we get to a place where the White House is in corporate America where every time you go to work you just get your temperature taken you get a test is that where we’re going isn’t it you don’t want to be doing that look we want to go back to like you want to see a baseball game where you want to see a basketball or football you want to walk into a stadium I went to the Alabama LSU game last year they had 110,000 people in the stadium I don’t want to see 25,000 people where you have empty seats all over the place get back to that mr president yeah I think we’re gonna have a vaccine by the end of the year we’re doing very well with the vaccine and I will tell you something I just literally left a meeting we’re mobilizing our military and other forces but we’re mobilizing our military on the basis that we do have a vaccine you know it’s a massive job to give this vaccine our military is now being mobilized so at the end of the year we’re going to be able to give it to a lot of people very very rapidly just doing something with syringes as well so that you can have a plentiful if you have enough vaccine we will have the tremendous force because assuming we get it then you have to distribute it and unless you’re mobilized and ready you’re not going to be able to do it for a long time so we’re starting now we’re of the assumption that by the end of the year we’re going to have a vaccine and then we have to be able to give it to use it on most of our population yeah no we’ll focus on elderly we’re gonna focus on nursing home and you know senior citizen centers because that’s really if you look at it that is so that is a very vulnerable group it’s a terrible thing but so will it be focused on that we’re gonna go the country saying okay if you’re below 50 you’re healthy and strong you’re okay go back to work elderly divide them well we’re doing that and I’m actually saying like with the schools opened the schools but if a teacher is 65 or older especially if they have diabetes if they have a bad heart if they have the problem we say

relax a longer period of time but if you look there’s been very little damage done to people that are healthy and young and frankly medium aged people but the elderly have been decimated absolutely let me get back to getting us back to where we were Nancy Pelosi has a stimulus package now we know that it is three trillion dollars Kevin McCarthy has been tweeting about this and apparently it includes diversity provisions for the marijuana business it includes tax breaks for blue state donors federal election take over that mandates mail-in voting what are what is your take on proxy votes and mail-in voting this is part of the speaker’s stimulus package so she knows it’s dead on arrival we had a very interesting evening last night as you know in Wisconsin we won very very by a lot and this is not a primary this is an election it was a special election we won a House seat supposed to be closed we won by a lot we had a great person now Congressman Tom Tiffany in California special election in California we’re just getting the numbers and it looks like we won that big and he’s been a tremendous candidate Mike Garcia he went out he worked anyone and he took back a seat from the Democrats in California think of that in an area that nobody thought possible it was held by a Democrat as you know the Democrat who had a lot of problems and Mike went out and he won he won that seat these are two now the press doesn’t even right but if we lost those seats it would be headline news rough time for Trump because I’m running against sleepy Joe Biden but I’m also running against the Democrat machine and I’m running again and you see how bad they are with all of the things that are coming out when you look at these releases that are just being given to you just as message down but I’m running against the Democrats and I’m running against the media I’m running against the radical left I’m running against some really stupid Republicans that don’t understand how good they had it because we have some Republican I haven’t 95 or 96 percent with the Republican Party but we have some people that claim to be publicans and they’ve gone crazy and the reason is I’ve defeated them all you know they were all my opponents and they’ve never gotten over it guys Weaver and Schmidt all losers and they go out and they try buying commercials and you say gee we’ve rebuilt our military we’ve taken care of our vets our vets are in the best shape you’ve never seen anything like with the vets you know with with choice with everything else we’ve done such a good job and then you add the judges and you went protecting our Second Amendment and what do these guys are going to do support Joe Biden and now you know cuz Joe has been brought way left way way left they’ve never gotten over losing to me it wasn’t supposed to happen and then I had another race it was against crooked Hillary Clinton and she’s never gotten over it either well she’s been tweeting already saying that we have to make vote-by-mail now I know that there was interference in the 2016 election they were out to get you and they wanted to take you down there’s another kind of interference and that could be fooling around with voting machines I mean in terms of voting by mail vote proxies what’s your take do you want that you know she’s been tweeting about that hello voting by mail is very dangerous because people can grab them people can take that proxy sign a name they can they can do all sorts of things especially harvesting they go out and they say just you know let’s put them all together and that’s happened and by the way we were thinking it might happen in California we were you know worried about the race but look in California they actually won they voted by mail the one we just won today we just want to vote by mail and they were losing because when you vote by mail you see the tally how it’s going right and we were losing we were losing that issue so we lost that issue we’re voting by mail we’re winning what happens they immediately set a voting booth up wasn’t supposed to in the middle of a Democrat area so they could get votes but they still didn’t do it we won the race it’s pretty much why would an see Pelosi come up with this three trillion dollar plan she was dead on arrival she knows nobody’s gonna go from wanna business in the middle of a pandemic what more than anything else you wants to voter the way of voting change because if you did that look they have had some very dishonest things you look at California look at Los Angeles where Judicial Watch settled the case where they agreed that a million votes were fraudulent a million votes in one area were fraudulent and they could have done a lot more but it was almost it was so ridiculous there was no reason to go any further they came to a settlement they agreed on a million votes the level

of dishonesty with Democrat voting is unbelievable if you told a Republican to vote twice they get sick and even the thought of it and you have people that vote numerous times what’s happening it’s crazy so now they want to send out vote by now who’s gonna who knows who’s signing this stuff not only should they come and vote now if you’re senior citizen and if you this is it like in Florida there’s a great system of voting but it’s a fair system and it’s a very closely watched system so in some cases age you’re not feeling well you should be able to do it but you have to go out and vote and if you don’t do that it can be will have the worst rigged election since Bernie Sanders because Bernie Sanders has had a lot of bad things after them you know it’s interesting with money I’m glad you make that Bernie Sanders if Elizabeth Warren drops and nobody talks about this I say it all the time because it’s so basic Elizabeth Warren was a failed candidate but she got a lot of the super liberal votes you know the radical left I call it and she didn’t drop out of the race Super Tuesday if she drops out of the Russians did enough to endorse Bernie Sanders he wins every state almost every state against Biden but she didn’t and then two other people did drop out they gave the support to blood if and despite that if she does it because she got you know thousands of votes every one of those races were very close she he would win almost every state Bernie Sanders and that was the establishment Democrats killing bernie sanders you know mr president there are a lot of people today that are very happy that you’re so tough as tough as you are because there’s a statute there’s a 1947 statute that says Nancy Pelosi would yield all of the powers of the presidency if the president and vice president could not consistent with the law she could issue whatever executive order she wanted fire disfavored political appointees and in general direct the executive branch as she pleased she’s third in line it’s never gonna happen we’ll keep our vice president very healthy and I’ll stay healthy never gonna happen she would be a disaster look Nancy Pelosi is a disaster okay even doing a thing like that with her crazy but what she wants to do is get involved with a voting she just got back to Washington everybody said what was so long she just got back here so let’s just see how it all works out so I think we’re gonna have a great election I’m getting really good poll numbers for the most part they’re not being shown and I saw Jill Biden on television yesterday and if you watch him he knows nothing he knows absolutely nothing do you think he will be the candidate I don’t know I just don’t know I mean I’m looking normally it’s F course you know he’s gonna be the candidate again if Elizabeth Warren pocahontas as I affectionately call her because her whole life was a fraud if Elizabeth Warren just got out before Super Tuesday it would be burning I don’t care who it is it doesn’t matter I actually would prefer Jo I think I’d prefer Jo who knows write about those things but a lot of people wonder is he going to be the candidate but you know how will you be positioning yourself for the election because people voted for you because they trusted your economic smarts they knew you could turn things around for the economy and business you’re a business business president exactly but now we’ve got 33 million people filing for unemployment we’ve got 20% nobody blames me for that look unemployment area of our country we had the greatest position yourself differently going into I don’t think so I’m gonna do it again I got to do it again I get it once I showed it can be done and you know it I’ve been on your show plenty I did it once and I’ll do it again are you thinking about holiday what it I like the idea of a payroll tax because it’s very easy to administer and I’d like it for both the small companies you know etc etc and the people because it’s a double its a company Taggarts also for the people the worker I’d like a payroll tax holiday yeah cut mini cut that’s one of the taxes that I want to see cut and by the way we’ve already given we’ve given the largest tax cut in history if we weren’t so strong as a country we wouldn’t even exist right now we built an incredible machine it was a beautiful thing to watch it was I even said three months of guys with a group of people I say can you believe this every single day better employment numbers better stock market numbers more jobs the military’s almost complete now we’ve totally rebuilt everything and then one day I have to turn it off now what’s gonna happen Maria we’re gonna rebuild it again and it’s gonna go fast you have to give aid to the states we had mayor de Blasio on the other day he said he

needs seven and a half billion dollars right now yesterday he said he needs to be made whole what are you thinking in terms of aid to the states to the cities how are you gonna decide he gets water you’ve had a lot of states and cities that have been very badly run for a long time a lot of them are trying to use the kovat problem you know that for making up what what’s happened over 25 years of bad management like your governor of Illinois he wants money he wants money I know the family he wants money because you know let’s make up for 25 years and some very bad current years now there’s one thing if they spend the money that’s one thing for ovid but they want money for 25 years of bad management it happens to be that virtually without exception they’re all in Democrat states it’s very interesting Los Angeles wants money New York wants money Illinois is we’re really having a hard time they all want money we have Republican managed states that are doing very well you know it’s a big difference I want to I want to get to China mr. president but let me ask you this you’ve talked a lot about the supply chains you changed the conversation on China obviously and now we’re seeing the average American understand that we cannot have 70 percent of our active ingredients in our prescription drugs made in China but how are you going to get these companies to actually bring the supply chain back to America are you going to do tax breaks how do you incentivize them to do it I could tell you hundreds of stories of the stupidity that I’ve seen as an example we make a fighter jet it’s a certain fighter jet I won’t tell you which but it happens to be the f-35 okay it’s a great jet and we make parts for this jet all over the world we make them in Turkey we make them here we make them there with all because President Obama and others I’m not just blaming him wanted thought it was a wonderful thing the problem is if we have a problem with the country you can’t make the jet if we have we get parts from all over the place it’s so crazy we should make everything in the United States it’s number one it’s better so yeah we’re doing it because I’m changing all those policies look we make f-35 is very important the greatest jet in the world where the main body of the jet is made in Turkey and then it’s sent here so what happens we have a good relationship with President Erdogan what happens if we don’t with me what happens if we don’t have are they going to say well we’re not going to give you this so we have to now gear up and attractions that they dragged us that they weren’t going to send the proceedings well I’ve taken in billions of dollars in Terezin these drug companies have to get on the ball because they’re going on not only to China so are you gonna incentives where they’re going them to go to India and they’re going to Ireland and they’re going then they all over the place say Apple said now they’re gonna go to India did you some production anyway they do you know we gave Apple a little bit of a break because they’re competing with a company that was a part of a trade deal that we made so it was a little bit unfair to Apple but we’re not allowing this anymore you know if we wanted to put up our own border like other countries do to us Apple would build a hundred percent of their product in the United States that’s the way it would work but you don’t think you need to do anything in terms of incentivizing one incentive frankly is to charge tax for them when they make product outside we don’t have to do much for them they have to do for us look you have these companies and they build as an example Mexico great relationship with Mexico they’ve been very nice to us they have 27,000 of their soldiers on our border because I insisted on it yeah but you have Mexico they build a car and they send it over to the border no tax no nothing when we build cars we send them to other countries if you take Europe European Union it was formed for the benefit of themselves against us okay it was formed to hurt us if you take the European Union Maria it’s so sad they send cars over no tax if we want to sell a car over there it’s an impossibility I feel like we’ve been talking about this for three years you bet you’ve been opening a lot of changes you’re going to Pennsylvania Thursday what is this about this is partly to see what kind of manufacturing we can do here it’s about manufacturing I want to bring it all back and I’ve been look there’s nothing good about what happened with a plank okay especially the death but the one thing is it said Trump was right because I was getting a lot of fight back even from people that I liked a lot in Congress etc and now they’re not fighting these stupid supply chains that are all over the world we have a supply chain where they’re made in all different parts of the world and one little piece of the world goes bad and the whole thing is messed up I said we shouldn’t have supply chains we should have them all in the United States we have the companies

to do it and if we don’t we can do that and service is part of our economy is getting crushed in hotels restaurants we need the manufacturing tool happens to be picking up it’s all here let me turn to China mr. president you called it an attack the other day was it deliberate so a terrible thing happened and you can look at it as a source it took place in a certain at a certain point and it could have been put out and it should have been put out and we asked to go over and they said no they didn’t want our help and I figured that was okay because they must know what they’re doing so it was either stupidity incompetence or it was deliberate one or the other but one of the things that is bad is they stopped people leaving nobody could go to China you couldn’t go to Beijing you couldn’t go anywhere in China but you could go to the rest of the world what was that all about four thousand people traveled from China to the United States after Koerner virus was not right okay so we took in as you know a very small because I put on in January I put in and I was criticized by everybody including dr. Falchi I put in a wall we put anniversary law only a small number of people were allowed in and they were all US citizens I can’t tell a US citizen you can’t come back into your country and then I put up a barrier to Europe too because what happened is the same people and others went to Europe Europe became heavily infected Italy a very favorite place of yours yes Italy Spain France became very very badly infected infected it’s a terrible word isn’t it it all became a horror show and then I closed it because I didn’t want people coming in from Europe if you can believe it this is what happened but by doing this we actually acted very early we did a thing we did a great thing but it’s a disaster subject no matter how you know knowing what you know now and as you start reopening things and you’re getting info from all of the governors and you’re and you’re tracking this when would you expect international travel to come back is that a 2021 affair all I can say is this as soon as possible we can’t send planes over to a country that right now I mean I’m not going to mention names of countries but there’s some that are very right right now very we talked about one just a little while ago really badly infected so we can’t bring people in that we just take a while it take a little while but a lot of people are going to start traveling more so in the United States and they’ll be back we’re gonna have it’s all going to be back together and in many ways we’ve learned a lot and we’re going to bring back manufacturing that we could never have done without this as bad as this has been because now people agree with me a lot of people are saying Trump was right I’ve been talking about this for a long time I’ve been doing a lot about it but you know they become embedded it’s almost like it becomes a way of life we have to do business so much stimulus this is about our country it’s not about the world we have to fix our country the world we want to be a leader the leader but I’m right now I’m President of the United States I’m not president of the world I say it all the time I want to make America great again I want to I want to do what we have you know years ago we made our own product we didn’t rely on everybody in the world they have their own problems they know what happened they just wanted to do it cheaper they wanted less global is SID low ballasts they’re people that think we have to make the world wealthy and our expense I don’t even know where these people come from but those days are over and if nothing else over the last two months it’s been proven to be right let me get to China because I also want to get to the unmasking in general Flynn but I got to get to China first because secretary Pompeo so that he has strong evidence that it did come from the virology lab we’ve been reporting this every Sunday by the way from early on you also said that you saw evidence can you tell us anything about the intelligence no but we have a lot of information and it’s not good but you know the worst of all whether it came from the lab or came from the bats okay it all came from China and they should have stopped it they could have stopped it at that source I call it the source right their decision to allow it to escape its borders I don’t know if they made the decision but it got out of control I think more likely it got out of control Senator John said that they didn’t want the Chinese economy to contract 20% and the rest of the world to contract 2% so we were beating them very badly before this we were beating them between the tariffs and other things we were doing and we were going up and they were having a very bad year they were having the worst year they’ve had in 56 years on the street and they work well and even beyond that and we were really doing well and that is a theory but here’s what I know for sure they didn’t allow this whole thing they didn’t allow people to go into

China but they did allow them to go out to the world including the United States that’s why Europe is a mess that’s why look at look at these countries Russia’s having a hard time everybody’s absolutely look at worse for those countries do you think yeah it’s for some of them some have just started the process we’re getting toward the end of the process you know so they downplayed the the disease they downplayed the virus at the same time they’re allowing international travel five million people leaving Wuhan going to Italy going to the United States then they start cornering the market on protective equipment even though China is already the largest producer that’s not the big thing look the big thing is they should have never let this happen so I make a great trade deal and now I say it just doesn’t feel the same to me the ink was barely dry and the plague came over and it doesn’t feel the same to me I think we AG on it they’re not gonna buy the 250 billion are they they will buy 250 250 billion they said somewhere I see they’d like to renegotiate the deal we’re not gonna renegotiate look I’m not happy about anything having to do with that particular subject right now but everything I said turned out to be right you go back 10 years 20 years every I’m telling you it’s why I’m sitting here there’s the beautiful Oval Office because if trade not only with China with other countries also you look at other countries they charge us tariffs to do business and we’re not allowed to charge them what are you gonna do about it right now as we speak they’re continuing to steal intellectual property the word is out the FBI puts the it’s puts the warning out they’re stealing intellectual property on science data on research they want to get a Coppa 19 vaccine before us are they gonna beat us to the code of 19 and they were never called now they’re being called out all the time with me for a long time long before they stopped them from doing this well we could stop them they’re going to try doing it I mean you could also stop doing business with them that’s one thing look we have lost a fortune dealing with China we have rebuilt China they’ve done a great job but the people sitting in this seat have allowed them to rip us off like you’ve never seen before and that includes President Obama and Biden sleepy Joe he allowed them to rip this country off we spent hundreds of billions we gave them hundreds of billions of dollars a year in and year out these corporate decision I have a very good relationship but I just right now I don’t want to speak to him because you know senator cotton was saying maybe we should be limiting the amount of visas that we give to students who want to study things like there are many things and AI there are many things we could do we could do things we could cut off the whole relationship now if you did what would happen you’d say 500 million dollars if you cut off the whole relationship look at what point does it and I said this the years I said it with other countries also you know China is not the only country ripping us off at NATO where we defend Europe for nothing by the way essentially nothing I was able to get them to pay hundreds of billions of dollars more you know my biggest fan of the world secretary Stoltenberg I said that’s me I’m awesome actually he’s been there a long time he said nobody’s ever gotten you know we were paying more and more they were paying less you have to see the charge of what they pay so we are defending Europe and then they’re taking advantage of us on trade it’s all one way and it was all turning and it is all turning around and you put back the money from the thrift fund they wanted to put 10% of the thrift fund into MSCI index those companies 50 billion will you go one step further and force that Chinese companies have to follow accounting rules if they want to be listed on the new york stock at that very strongly but but on the thrift fund you know it’s run by the obama appointments right and we said you got to do this and we’re going to find out whether or not they going to do it very soon and if they’re not we’re gonna replace them very quickly you know we are looking at your second part of your question we’re looking at that because chinese companies like an Alibaba any Chinese company they’re listed on the New York Stock Exchange they don’t have to report their earnings the way of an American company does amazing but here’s the problem with that you know look I hate to say it but let’s say we do that right so what are they gonna do they’re going to move their listing to London or someplace else you see let’s say you want to get tough and you’re gonna do you know everyone everyone wants to be a tough guy look I’m the toughest guy but what happens is so we say you’re gonna do this and you’re gonna follow the rules of the New York Stock Exchange or nesic what do they do they say okay we’ll move to London or we’ll go to Hong Kong mr president let me switch gears and ask

you about general Flynn and what has taken place we have breaking news today the names of the people who unmasked general Flynn have been publicized Joe Biden John Brennan Jim Comey your reaction it was the greatest political crime in the history of our country if I were a Democrat instead of a Republican I think everybody would have been in jail a long time ago and I’m talking with 50 year sentences it is a disgrace what’s happened this is the greatest political scam hoax in the history of our country it is the people should be going to jail for this stuff and hopefully a lot of people are going to have to pay no other president should have to go through and I’ll tell you general Flynn and others are heroes heroes because what’s happened to them they weren’t after general Flynn they wanted him to lie about me make up a story and with few exceptions nobody did that doing many people watch katie mcfarland the other day i watched where she was knock-knock FBI you know the FBI okay this was all obama this was all Biden these people were corrupt the whole thing was corrupt and we caught them we caught them yes and what you saw just now I watched Biden yesterday could barely speak he was on Good Morning America right and he said he didn’t know anything about it and now it just gets released right after he said that it gets released that he was one of the unmasked erse meaning he knew everything about it so he lied to your friend George Stephanopoulos what kind of stuff wait so our audience what this means because I mean this is a serious thing they are tracking phone calls they were tracking a phone call of I guess kiss lyac and you’re not so even before I got elected you remember the famous the two lovers right struck in Page the insurance policy she’s gonna win but just in case she does it we have an insurance policy that means that if I won they’re gonna try and take me out that’s all it means very simple it’s an insurance policy so she’s gonna win isn’t she darling isn’t she gonna win I watched Chuck Todd this weekend what he did to a beautiful sentence made by our great Attorney General and he cut it in half and then he complained that billboard didn’t say the other half of the sentence and he said the exact same words at Chuck Todd years these are corrupt people these are people that shouldn’t be allowed to be on television because you know when I say the enemy of the people that’s the enemy of the people that’s corrupt okay that’s corrupt but this was a a terrible terrible thing that happened to our country it was a try they tried to overthrow a duly elected about me a duly elected president of the United States they tried to do an overthrow with fiction by making up stories about Russia now it’s all come out that actually they wanted Hillary Clinton so that one came out yesterday they wanted Hillary Clinton to win nobody’s been tougher and you could speak to Putin or anybody else nobody has been tougher on Russia that well they wanted Hillary Clinton to win general Flynn was exonerated we all know because of the the set up notes and now judge Sullivan is delaying it so what do you think about this federal judge saying well I’m not going to write off on the exoneration just yet what is it I think it’s one of the most incredible things that I and many other people there’s a lot of anger have ever seen I just had general Milley and some other generals in my office about an unrelated topic right and I said you guys know general Flynn general Milley head of Joint Chiefs of Staff great military person barring he said I’ve known general Flynn for a long time sir he’s a great man and he’s a great gentleman this should never have happened to any star general they started the crossfire hurricane in July of 2016 but we know that they were informants running into your campaign associates as early as January February of 2016 they would be Stefan Halper Josef myths food Alexander Downer who organizes that would that come out of the CIA I know that Stephane hopper made a million dollars I don’t know what he made that million dollars for money I mean they got paid a fortune these guys got paid just think of it government money they were interviewed I never I don’t know Papadopoulos I never met even caught a page I never met this man but they went after Carter page because they thought he was a person in the campaign I think he was on a committee but I never met him but they

went after these people viciously all because they wanted to hurt the President of the United States they figure they’ll either hurt him or they’ll take him out that would be the ideal call me is a corrupt person but let me tell you Brennan bed the robe and everyone clapper is you know not smart guy in charge of intelligence but but here’s the thing it was impossible for it to happen without the man that sits right in that chair in the Oval Office he knew everything do you believe President Obama directed the US intelligence agencies to spy on you yes he probably directed them but if he didn’t direct him he knew everything once they see you’re gonna see that when the papers came I remember the Lisa page text to her lover saying POTUS wants to see everything POTUS they’re not talking about me I wasn’t president they’re talking about POTUS on January 5th in the Oval Office President Obama was there Vice President Biden was there clapper Brennan and that’s when the Logan Act came up so should we believe that they were looking for collusion evidence they couldn’t find the collusion evidence there was none so they said let’s just use the Logan action they snuck around White House Counsel they went to see a very unsuspecting general Flynn he’s a general he’s not a lawyer he they said you don’t need a lawyer and they started asking him questions and they probably brought up the Logan Act and they probably scared the hell out of him but let me tell you a little secret they go knock knock and as katie mcfarland the way they knocked on the door and many other people with muller that whole thing turned out to be a total fraud the whole mother investigations a fraud it was all part of the same deal but they what they did to general Flynn and others you know we know about general Flynn you’ll find out about others too what they did to these people is is a international disgrace and all over the world they talk about it because this is not America and hopefully the people involved are gonna pay a big price because it should never be allowed to happen again this president this is toward the end of your first term as president and this entire term has been dominated by resistance you’ve gotten so much done tax legislation I mean international things so much done and yet FBI takedown effort push back on all of your Supreme Court judges a complete drama around Brett Kavanaugh the Democrats in Congress attacking your call with the Ukraine leader then an impeachment trial over nothing over absolutely I’ve never seen anybody to take a punch and get right back up and keep punching I mean where does this resilience come from that you keep getting things done in the face of all of this a lot of people have asked me that question Rush Limbaugh said I heard him the other day he said I’ve never met a man that could take this much this much punishment and still be a great president so what I’ve done is more than any other president you take the first three years we’ve done more tax cuts regulations we’ve done more than any other president ever jeruzalem about that I mean Jerusalem just look at all of the things even if you look what would do I came in and Iran was a powerful nation Iran’s a much different place right now they’d like to make a deal Iran would like to make a deal but Iran was a very powerful place so much we’ve done so much and I’m so proud by the way how about rebuilding our military our military was totally depleted now we have the strongest military brand-new jets breath everything is beautiful all made in the USA all of the things I’ve done including taking care of our Second Amendment our Second Amendment was and will be if they get in you’re not going to have any second amendment they will they will get rid of the Second Amendment well for all of those people that feel that you know the right to bear arms is a big thing all of these things that I’ve done and yet I’ve done it through I’ve had to fight through walls like the wall that we’re building on the southern border I’ve had to fight through walls it’s not stopping though are you ready to fight for another for you it’s getting much better and and we caught them in the act look they have been caught in the act we caught him I consider it maybe one of you know we I always say drain the swamp nobody knew the swamp was that deeper that that bad guys like call me at the FBI these were bad people you know the FBI you talk about general Flint the FBI said he didn’t lie they said he didn’t lie trey Gowdy on my show this weekend said that leaking classified information is a 10-year felony we know that some of those people did that well Comey did and other people involved with John Brennan totally involved he was totally in well John Brennan was one of the architects in my opinion you look at Brennan you look at clapper you look at

him all but ultimately the president knew everything the president knew everything President Obama and Vice President Biden they knew everything looking at again let me just tell you if I were in that position would be a whole different thing if this happened to Obama instead of to a Republican president that popular in 96 percent in the Republican Party but it’s a whole different thing if this happened to Obama I said it to me you know what that everybody would be in jail for years already for years it’s a disgraceful thing but it’s it’s we caught him in the act Murray it’s a beautiful thing and every day we’re seeing more and more information come out we caught him and there guys are gone they were guarding the fort call me and all these guys that were guarding the fort and once they left it got easier and easier and now it’s like an avalanche of really bad call it treason call it whatever you want but they tried to take down a duly elected president of the United States they didn’t care that 53 million people voted for you and wanted you in the office more than 63 million just so you understand that they got caught in the act they never thought that was going to happen and they got sloppy well Lisa Paige would text and send messages through service you know one of the other things that is missing the DNC server where is it why is it that the FBI didn’t take it they arrested all these people but they didn’t arrest they went in to see the people at DNC right they go in to see that you know her wonderful campaign manager you know all about that right they went in to see those people whose brother by the way was supposed to be arrested and the brother never got arrested well why didn’t the investigation into the Trump campaign they were also working on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails yeah oh yeah except it was slightly different of intensity okay how about were they’re all over by the middle of the year they called it the mid-year review how about they walk in to see Hillary Clinton’s people five people I think and they said you all have immunity here all have no problem you all have immunity and with all people they wanted to try and put them in jail and in some cases they did and those people are gonna go down as heroes you watched well Paul Manafort is now I guess spending the rest of his term at home I don’t know cuz I’ll tell you what they went after man afford using you know the big black book on manna fort turned out to be a fraud they found that out recently the black book where they said he got money got cash she got all turned out to be a fraud the Ukraine said that all of these things that they did they were setups and I have great respect for these people because look at Rajasthan look at the horrible trip but he’s gonna he’s gonna be okay he’s going to be okay he got treated he wasn’t even on my campaign he was years before he wasn’t even on my Carter page is gonna sue and I wouldn’t assume it’s general Flint suits and general Flynn’s gonna have a heck of a case but it’s got a judge then I guess doesn’t like him very much but maybe the judge doesn’t like me very much okay maybe the judge doesn’t like me very much I’ll tell you what I’ve read legal scholars they can’t even believe what the judge is doing to Los Angeles just said they may actually extend the shutdown well throughout the summer Elon Musk is fighting back out he’s doing the right thing I’m all for Los Angeles I think they’re doing that for political reasons look the Lee the less successful we are in opening the better they are probably maybe for an election but I’m letting people know in many cases they’re doing it just for political purpose so you think that you they would rather see a recession a terrible economy joblessness than have you get another today would rather see our country fail they would rather see our country fail and you know what that means because part of failure is death they would rather see that than have me get elected I’ve driven them crazy I don’t know what it is you’ve upended everything and you they want their power I guess just on this wuhan lab I just want to get your take on this because people are questioning it and I feel like I was among the early ones looking at this wondering if that’s where it originated and in the wuhan lab didn’t we as a country give money to that lab so as I said before I got here seven and a half million dollars in 2014 and look they said they were studying different things and you know things like that happen but you know money was given by the Obama administration earlier okay and I ended it you ended it no more money going into that room on lab but I mean why would a lot of heat – they said all we’re studying all sorts of stuff you saw what

happened I have a partnership with China when you can’t trust anything they say or don’t may be hard to do it’s ok it’s ok with me may be hard to do but that’s ok with me