Donald Trump Fox and Friends Interview Transcript – Trump Interviewed After Impeachment Hearings
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Trickle it out in friendly out. Well, apparently a draft report has been circulating to people who are involved and some of the information has so now made it out there. We are joined right now. It is our great pleasure to welcome the president, United States, Donald Trump. But calling in Mr. Trump. Good morning. How are you? Good morning. Good to have you on Fox and Friends today. As you said in your tweet, another slow Newsweek.

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Let's start with the fact that the story that griffths brought us, that it sounds like a former FBI lawyer. It sounds like he was doing something with the FISA application. That person got removed. And this goes to your argument that somebody at the FBI was out to get you. Right.

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Well, it certainly does. And they were spying on my campaign and it went right up to the top. And everybody knows it. And now we're going to find out. You have Bull Durham, who's supposed to be the toughest. I've never met him, never spoke to him, but he's supposed to be the smartest and the best in the works. He works for Bill Barr, who's a great attorney general. We would have maybe invented this thing a lot sooner had he been there originally.

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But you have some people that are great people now and patriotic people. They love our country. This was spying on my campaign, something that has never been done in the history of our country. This was an overthrow attempt at the presidency. They tried to overthrow the presidency. This is a disgrace. But I'm not surprised to see it. It's just starting to come out. I think this is nothing compared that what you'll see over the next couple of weeks.

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These media outlets sic these media outlets are saying that the FBI lawyer manipulated and altered key documents related to that warrant application so that they can get permission to surveil Carter Page. He was on with Maria Mornings with Maria a few minutes ago and he says it's a cover up.

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Listen, they have just been putting false information out there to meet the media. The Democrats and their allies in Washington, they're Washington in the media, constantly pushing lies after lies. And then finally, this gets picked up by a court. It gets picked up by the call me McCabe FBI. And they got a warrant, a fraudulent warrant, I believe, to spy on myself as a way of getting into the trump card. There has been a continued cover up to this very day.

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We still don't have the truth, but hopefully we'll get that soon.

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How does this compare with what happened with that Ukraine conversation? Democrats want to impeach him because of that conversation. But this looks pretty bad.

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So my conversation was a perfect conversation. The Ukrainian president said, what are they talking about? They must think we're nuts in this country. And this conversation was flawless. It was appropriate. It was perfect. It was nice. It was everything. It even said that they came out and said it. Now, compare that. They try to preach. And by the way, they've looked like fools over the last five days, as these interviews were.

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And these were their witnesses. These were this was the best they've got. The Adam Schiff is a sick puppy. He is a. It's been incredible. Now, what you're going to see, I predict, will be perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country, political scandal. But I guess that's the biggest, because what's more important than who you're talking to? What do you mean by that? What do you mean by. I think you're going to see things that are going to be incredible if it's if it's done right.

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And I purposely stay out. I tell Bill Barr to handle everything. I wouldn't have to. I couldn't get very much involved. But I purposely don't. And I haven't. And you know what? It's better that way. I guess I don't have any obligation legally to do that, but I've let them handle it. So you have a Pfizer report coming out, which the word is it's historic. That's what the word is. That's what I hear.

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And if it's historic, you're going to see something I didn't perhaps even more importantly, you have Durham coming out shortly thereafter. He's the U.S. attorney and he's already announced it's criminal. And we'll see what happens. Mr. President, you what you have. You have a lot of very, very bad people. And, you know, a lot of people say deep state. I don't like to use that word deep. So I just say they're really bad, sick people.

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Mr. President, you say it could be historic. You have suggested in the past that this might go much higher than the Department of Justice or the FBI during the Obama administration. Are you suggesting it could actually go up into the West Wing of the Obama?

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You're dealing at the highest levels of government. They were spying on my campaign. This is my opinion. I said it a long time ago. Remember what? I put out a tweet and I talked about that wiretapping in quotes, meaning modern day version of whatever wiretapping may be and all hell broke loose. Did you know, Mr. President?

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How high did it go? Your idea?

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Personally, I think it goes all the way. OK. Because I think it's a. Barack Obama, Brennan, and for Klapper and for all of these losers that you had over there, I think it's impossible for them to be doing things. And let's see what it all says. But it's impossible. Susan Rice, the person that worked at the United Nations, who went after the reports and went after reports like she Atum for lunch. And, you know, you look at the previous administration that they went after like a few and she was getting them by at level that nobody's ever even imagined before.

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They had nothing to do with her. Now, I think this goes to the highest level. I hate to say it. I think it's a disgrace. They thought I was going to win and they said, how could we stop them? They wrote up the phony fake dossier, the disgusting fake dossier. And they tried to have it put out prior to the election just to show how incompetent they were. They spent millions and millions of dollars. Hillary Clinton paid for it.

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And the Democrats, a lot of it had to do, they say, with Ukraine. But Mr. Grossinger, interesting. It's very interesting. They have this server right, from the DNC Democratic National Committee who has the server. The FBI went in and they told him, get out of here. You're not get it. We're not giving it to you. They gave the server to CrowdStrike or whatever it's called, which is a country which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian.

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And I still want to see that server. You know, the FBI has never gotten that server. That's a big part of this whole thing. Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?

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Are you sure they did that? Are you sure they do, David, to Ukraine? Well, that's what the word is.

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And that's what I asked actually in my phone call, if, you know, I mean, I asked that very point blank because we're looking for corruption. There's tremendous corruption we're looking for. Why should we be giving hundreds of millions of dollars to countries when there's this kind of corruption? And if you look at my call, I said, you know, corruption. I think he said it to me. He's looking he got elected on the basis of corruption.

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And I also, by the way, going back to that. Why isn't Germany putting up money? Why isn't France putting up money? Why is it all of the European nations? Why are they putting up you have the European Union and they're benefiting a lot more by the brain than we are. But, Mr President, can I ask you like a massive wall? Yes. You know, putting up money. How come it's always the United States that puts up money, the suckers?

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Why is it always the United States? And these are the questions I ask.

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I continue to ask him to, Mr. President, the best you can. I know you've said that from day one about wiretapping and you but you felt as though the previous administration basically seems to have set you up to really struggle for the first three years. Who is your source? Well, what are your sources that are telling you that the Obama administration was out to really hurt your administration?

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Well, first of all, Brian, I haven't struggled because I've done more in the first two and a half years than any president in the history of our country. And almost everybody admits it. Between rebuilding our military, the biggest tax cut in history regulation, which I say they've been in your way, would you say they've been in your way? Good. Well, we're second to Supreme Court justices within a few weeks. We have one hundred and eighty two federal judges.

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It's a record. So I've done more than anybody that's ever had the position. There's shot. But they haven't made it pleasant. They're bad people. They hurt a lot of innocent people. People came down here. They got served subpoenas by Mueller and the crew and they went through two and a half years. They found nothing. So when you say that, yeah, I think we've had the most productive presidency ever for the first two and a half years.

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But it doesn't mean that it was pleasant.

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And I know, I know. But maybe I should have been clearer. My my point is this. I know you you've had that point of view and some things are coming that direction to prove it. But who is your source that's telling you this?

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I can't tell you that. I can only say that we have a lot of information that a lot of bad things happened. And when you look at stripped and page with the insurance policy, where you know, the two lovers, the two great lovers from the FBI where he's saying, oh, she's going to win one hundred million to nothing, but just in case she loses, we have an insurance policy. Well, that means, you know, we're going to take him down.

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We're going to take down the president. You wouldn't even believe this is possible. But the insurance policy is a very big find finding that text. And the only reason we found it was they didn't want to use their private servers for a very bad reason. OK. So they use the public server. They use the FBI server. So so here's the thing. We have so many traps regardless of what's coming out. OK. The information that we have now is beyond belief already.

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But what they have coming out here is historic. That's the way it was explained.

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I got interested in it. Mr. Brown.

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And of course, the fake news will. Try to downplay it, but I don't think you can downplay that fake news as part of it. You know, it's the Democrats and the fake news that one and the same, they will downplay it because I like I see these hearings. Well, we have a great day. And then you pick up the phony New York Times, which is a total phony paper. And I'll read it any way you get.

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Read it. It's not even that it has no relationship to the truth. And you read a story that took place and they don't tell you what happened. They only put it in the bed. They don't put it into good shape. They go with The Washington Post. It's a phony paper. We don't have it in the White House. Mr. President, I doing a lot of money when we're watching those closing arguments yesterday.

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Adam Schiff, many Democrats love it. I'm sure he's getting Pat on the back every time he walks down the halls in Washington, because people are saying keep pushing, keep pushing. We want impeachment. But if you ask Republicans, we're going to play a soundbite at his closing arguments. They say this is all theatrical. Watch this. We're going to get your reaction.

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It came down to the fact that the day after Bob Mueller testified, the day after Bob Mueller testified that Donald Trump invited Russian interference. Hey, Russia, if you're listening, come get Hillary's emails. And later that day, they tried to hack her server the day after that. Donald Trump is back on the phone asking another nation to involve itself in another U.S. election. That says to me, this president believes he is above the law, beyond accountability.

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President. Was there a quid pro quo, extortion, bribery? No, not at all. Let me tell you, he's a sick puppy. He's so sick. This guy is so I've been going through it for two and a half years about Russia. I've been tougher on Russia than any president in history. But for two and a half years, I've had to listen. This was their talking point, Trump in Russia. And if you take a look at it, just look at the facts.

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Even look at what I've done for Ukraine by giving them tank busters, by giving them stuff. And Obama would send pillows and sheets. He wouldn't send anything else. The whole thing now shifts. Remember this? He makes it all up. He's sick. There's something wrong with him. So he made up my phone call. He made it up. He made up a phone call. And then when I release it, everybody was embarrassed and crazy.

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Nancy Pelosi, who, by the way, is going to go down as the worst speaker in the history of the House of Representatives. She hasn't done anything. Well, she's dead. She's like, paralyzed. She cannot do anything, Mr. President. I predict she won't do US embassy because Richard Trump goes a good guy. But a big union guy only cares about a union. Richard Trumka has her mortified. She won't do you a subsidy. And everybody in the country wants it, the farmers, the manufacturers.

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But Richard Trumka has shared like he plays here, like a fiddle. And I predict you won't even do it. And by the way, she's got such pressure on her to do it. Well, she has to do is put it to a vote. She's holding it for six months, is growing dust or desk and Mexico and Canada calling. Think what's going on? Our agreement. They signed it there.

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Mr. President, the big couple of days ago, you were ambassador to the United to the E.U. Mr. Sundlun, in his opening statement said that there was quid pro quo. There was quid pro quo. He said because you wanted an investigation into corruption in exchange for a visit to the White House or something like that.

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Yeah, well, that's total nonsense. I do want always corruption. I say that to anybody. Why should we give money to a country that's known corrupt? It's a very corrupt country. I mean, I love the people in Ukraine. I know Ukrainian people. They're great people. But it's known as being the third most corrupt country in the world. Now, with this guy who, by the way, I hardly know him. OK, Sunlen.

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I've spoken to him a few times. How about the guy with the telephone? How about that one? I guarantee you that never took place. He said he's sitting there listening to me. I spoke. So take your time, Sam. But the guy yesterday on the telephone, David Holmes. Yes, I heard the conversation. Well, I have really good hearing. And I've been watching guys for 40 years make phone calls. And I can't hear when you're in.

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You could be two feet away. I can hear people making calls. I can't hear the other side, the phones up in the air unless you have it on the speaker phone. You can't do it. That was a total phony deal. That was a phone. You know, again, call it deeply. Mr. President.

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Mr. President, Trump brought your ambassador said that there was quid pro quo because he won. You wanted an investigation into corruption, but it involved Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. And then it becomes like. Look, he's. He's going after dirt on the Bidens because Joe Biden could be his. Is opposed to 2020.

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First of all, that's not true. OK. Number one, it's absolutely not true. Now, then you have to say, which if you saw Joe Biden, Joe Biden is corrupt.

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OK. It's not true what he said. Now, what he said also is there was no quid pro quo. I want nothing. Remember was trending number one. I want nothing. He said that when he was questioned, he. And by the way, check out his lawyers, the Hillary Clinton lawyers. This guy has Hillary Clinton. The lawyers. They're the Democrats. So, no. But he's sitting there suddenly. And, yes, he's sitting there with Clinton lawyers.

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They're passing him notes all the time. And he didn't put the most important phrase in his 22 page statement that he read. The most important phrase was, I want nothing a place. I said it. I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Have President Zelinsky do whatever is right. Something to that effect. And they didn't put that in. That was the editor didn't turn off the television. That's what he said.

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Now, with all of that, of course, you have to look at at corruption. Are we going to be spending massive amounts of money to a country and they're corrupt and they steal the money that goes into everybody's bank account. So you have to look at that. And I will tell you this about Joe Biden. I never I never said it specifically on. Him, but I watch Joe Biden with the prosecutor who a lot of people said was a great prosecutor and they took him off and he was prosecuting that company and the kid who never made 10 cents in his life and all of a sudden is making millions of dollars that day.

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I mean, you tell me this is a guy who got thrown out of the Navy dishonorably but gets thrown out of the Navy shortly thereafter and made no money, went through, made no money from this president. You know, I hear you get up to BP. He's making millions and millions of dollars, not only from there, but China.

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So, Mr. President, I think the accusation is, is that you're using aid, taxpayer dollars to attack a political opponent in Joe Biden. And you say you do it, say, I wanted to hold up that aid because of corruption. But you also in a phone call, do not the right reasons for corruption because it's known. I want to make sure the money is going to be spent properly. But there's another reason that is maybe to me the most important, which is why isn't Germany, France, the European Union, why aren't all those countries in Europe?

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Why aren't they paying? Why is it always the United States, the sucker? I got elected on that.

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But they do give aid. They do give aid. We give more. We always have. But, Mr President, you decide to say Rudy Giuliani, a longtime friend, mayor and prosecutor, you send him into the Ukraine. I want you to here with Ambassador sunland's said, and it's been pretty consistent among State Department workers. It seems like Rudy Giuliani was getting under a lot of people's skin. I want you to listen to what he said through to you know what?

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I want you here. We listened. I've known for a long time, too. Let's listen. Secretary Perry. Ambassador Volcker and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the president of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose a very important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine.

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So why was it necessary to put Rudy in the middle of Ukraine, a country he knew little about, as opposed to let the people do their jobs there and just give them the same mission?

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OK. First of all, Voelker, I don't know him. Don't Ñome on this guy. Sanderlin hardly know him. I've had a couple of conversations with him. I see him hanging around. You know, when I go to Europe. But he was really a European Union ambassador and all of a sudden he's working on this. And, you know, ask about that. Rick Perry. I know him very well. Frankly, I'd like Rick to make a statement that Rick would make his debut as a great guy.

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I think he already made a statement. Great guy. Rudy is a great crime fighter. Rudy is the best mayor in the history of New York City. Rudy Giuliani is a very legendary figure in our country. Rudy was the U.S. attorney. He also worked at the Justice Department. Believe me, this kind of crap wouldn't have happened in the Justice Department of Rudy Giuliani was the attorney general, just like I believe Bill Barr will straighten it out and straighten it out for good.

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But Rudy Giuliani was one of the great crime fighters of all time. He's also a friend of mine. He's a great person. He's like an iconic figure in this country for two reasons. He was the greatest mayor in the history of New York. He was the greatest crime fighter probably in the last 50 years. When you're dealing with a corrupt country, if Rudy Giuliani, he's got credentials because of his reputation. When Rudy Giuliani goes there and you hear a corrupt country, I mean, it means a lot.

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But if his sources are indicted on on right now in jail, those are two of his sources and one of them has other sources is looked at as a corrupt figure. So in the end, it seems like you had this you had State Department and Rudy Giuliani working against each other. And then the accusation comes in that your ambassador is being tarnished by Rudy Giuliani.

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Look, the ambassador, the woman she wouldn't even put up, she's an Obama person, you know. But I said, why are you being so kind? Well, sir, she's a woman. We have to be nice. She's very tough. I heard bad things, by the way, when I was talking to President Zelinski. It's right on the phone. You could read it. He didn't like how he brought up her name and he didn't like her at all.

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How do you have an ambassador with the president? The new president does, because she was so wedded in. And don't forget, Ukraine hated me. They were after me in the election. They wanted Hillary Clinton to win. And when I won, all of a sudden they became so nice. They were doing that to make up the many articles where they had to get to be friendly, you know, because we're like a gravy train for them.

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OK. We like that gravy train. So they were totally in favor of Hillary Clinton. But this ambassador that, you know, everybody says is so wonderful. She wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy. OK. She's in charge of the embassy. She wouldn't hang it. It took like a year and a half for two years for her to get the picture up. She said bad things about me. She wouldn't defend me. And I have the right to change it, Ambassador.

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And Rudy didn't say good things, but he wasn't crazy about it. You know, he wasn't like a major topic. But I have the right to change. This was an Obama person wouldn't didn't want to hang my picture in the embassy's standard as you put the president of the United States pictured in an embassy. This was not an angel, this woman. OK. And there were a lot of things that she did that I didn't like. And we will talk about that at some time.

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But I just want to let you know, this was not a baby that we're dealing with.

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There was one woman who was in all of these testimonies this week who was sticking up for a year. Congresswoman, at Stefanic. She was asking questions, leaving her job. She said her constituents want to get to the bottom of what happened with the Bidens and that investigation. She questioned Tim Morrison and Kurt Volker on Capitol Hill. Listen to this.

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OK. But the truth is, the facts are indeed not complicated. And I'm going to close out with two questions for the both of you. Did Ukraine open investigation into the Biden's. Mr Morrison? That's my knowledge, ma'am. Ambassador Volker? No, not to my knowledge either. Did either of you ever have any evidence of quid pro quo? Miss Marsan, remember Ambassador Volcker? I did not. Any evidence of bribery? No, ma'am. No, ma'am.

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She's been written into the calls for that.

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Kelley in Congress hasn't was one the ones who caught her trash? So I'll tell you, first of all, she's become a star. You know, every time you do something, you have guys like Jim Jordan and Meadows and all these guys, they've been around and they're stars, but they've been stars. Every once in a while, you meet a new star. I know a lot about stardom. I know a lot about. I've made plenty of them.

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But. But. Tell you what, this young woman from upstate New York. She has become a star her way. You know, you could never define exactly what it is. You understand that you're a star. OK. Why? Who the hell knows? But you're a star. There aren't many of them. But what happens is she has become a star. Her mannerism, her way of talking her.

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She's right. Right to the point. It's just the whole thing.

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It just works. She's she's a tremendous person. She was fantastic during the hearings. Turner Every so many people, they were so great. But you know what? The bottom line is all of those witnesses, they're all shifty chefs. Don't forget, there was no due process. You can have lawyers. We couldn't have any witnesses. We want to call the whistleblower. But, you know, I want is the first witness because frankly, I want a trial.

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You know, I can think I could have it. You want to try out every one? Oh, I would look. Number one, they should never, ever impeach. This is not envy. I watch. I watch. Five people in your network yesterday say there's nothing here. Andy McCarthy. I have that can the special prosecutor, special counsel, Ken Starr. He was fantastic. He said there's nothing here. So ready. Number one, this should never be an impeachment.

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This is not an impeachment. Let that phone call was totally appropriate. OK. Totally. But assuming these people are as sleazy as they are and Nancy Pelosi is totally incompetent, she's lost, absolutely lost. Jizo what she's doing. She hasn't done anything. She can't get anything approved. Everybody's working on this. And they just got blown away because they put their witnesses up and we're not going to get USMC. So you want to try Armor's and everyone are going to vote against Democrats like you've never seen before.

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But if they do put it up because they're crazy. I mean, Adam Schiff is a nut job. Listen to this. Adam Schiff gets up before Congress and he made up my statement right here. Who made that statement? Mr. Bush. And then after he got caught. Three days later, we started saying parody. Mr. Bring. I did. That was right, Brian. The thing I did, though, was right. Was I released the transcript of the call immediately.

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Had I not done that. I would add a big problem. I think probably because they all lied about my call. My call was perfect. If you heard Adam Schiff's a made up version of my call. I mean, it was the worst thing I've ever heard. I said, how could that be possible? And you know the sad part, because he made it in the halls of Congress, he has immunity. I can't assume the Republican Party kids.

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I mean, one other thing before we get off the Republican Party, Larry, I know we can keep this going all day, right? That's easy. But look, the Republican Party has never been more unified. Both the Senate and the House. Mitch Lindsey, I could name 20 names up there. I could do. They have never had. Look, we won one hundred ninety six to nothing. That never happens. You know, I always say the Democrats are lousy politicians.

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They have lousy policy, but they stick together and they're vicious. Well, they're more vicious, frankly. But the Republicans, they have a tendency. They break up. They don't. They're Republicans. I've never seen anything less than breathtaking together.

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And we understand that there were six Republican senators as perfect transition to this question. Who talked to you yesterday, along with the White House lawyer.

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I know Jared Kushner was there.

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You're trying to figure out some sort of strategy going forward, because it does look as if Nancy Pelosi, you know, her back is up against the wall. She's going to have to go ahead and proceed with the impeachment vote. It's going to wind up in the Senate. And you say that you talk to your earlier point. You want a full trial, because then you will wind up with, according to the story, due process, which you feel you did not get with Adam Schiff, which means you can call your own witnesses and you would love to see Hunter Biden in the chair to answer all those questions about Ukraine.

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Well, there's only one person I want more than where's Hunter? And that is Adam Schiff. I want to put that guy with his with his way.

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What's your first question? I almost said something that might have been slightly controversial. Yes. I didn't have them learning. See that, Steve? I'm learning. But after all these years, I finally learn. But look, I want to see Adam Schiff testify about the whistleblower who is a fake whistleblower, because the whistleblower report was about my conversation with the president. Ukraine, it bore no relationship. It said there were eight, seven or eight quid pro quos that wouldn't run.

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It bore no relationship to my call. Nobody brings that out. The whistle blower is, in my opinion, a political operative, just like his lawyer, who's one of the worst people.

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You know who it is. I know exactly who it is. Everybody. Is he still there media? Is he still there, doesn't go to meetings or does he go to meetings? And by the way, you know who the whistleblower is, too. Otherwise, you're not doing your job. You know the way everybody does it. If the whistleblower were on the other side, they would have revealed the whistleblower two months ago. Mr. President, the Democrats and their machine, the media machine, the fake corrupt media.

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They protect. But you know who the whistleblower is. So do I. No. But but I want the whistle blower who put in a false report to testify. I want to know, why did the I.G. Put in the report? You have an I.G. Right. Why did the I.G. Instead of saying, let me take the report. Let me now go go to the White House, ask the president to declassify his conversation so that it has to match up.

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He didn't do that. So what you do is you have a whistleblower with a fake story, just like it's just as fake as Schiff's story. That's why a lot of people think that shifts basically is essentially the whistleblower. He told the whistle blower what to do. I mean, his whole story that he doesn't know the whistleblower. If he doesn't. That he's the only person in Washington that doesn't. And it's already been acknowledged that his staff met with the whistleblower.

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OK. And if you've heard any more than that. All right. Go ahead. I don't want to testify most as shifty Schiff. I don't want to find out. Why did he make up my statement? He made up my statement, and I want to find that out. Why did Shifty Schiff was a crooked politician? He's a corrupt politician. Why did he make up my statement? He made up a statement and I'm listening and doing nothing.

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We're gonna release the transcript. No, no, he. That's right. Exactly. Where where this whole thing fell apart. And we're frankly, the Republicans became so incredibly unified as after they read my statement, every one of them said and they've told me the ones that are a little off of my segment, of the people that haven't quite read it yet, they say, well, this isn't a beach. But they didn't read it. Let me read.

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If you read it, Democrats are going to say it was quid pro quo. If you're a conservative, you're going to say no. Well, think again. They're saying that it was the only way. Well, Adam Schiff says what I said do, and it was totally different.

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And I makes this an impeachable offense. Did you do anything that they can impeach him for? There's nothing there. In fact, they ask these terrible witnesses yesterday. Again, I don't even know these people. You know, I come to Washington. So you've had Bush and you have never chompers yet Bush. You have Clinton, you have Obama. So you have 24 years of people in positions, right. Then I come in with no experience, which is a good thing.

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But I know life and I come in and I end up with thousands of people that are never jumper's. All right. Clinton's people and sometimes it never jumpers are worse than Clinton and Obama people, believe me. You know, I've been that amazing phenomena. But that's one thing that President Obama released every. Yes.

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Well, this is his first second in with no experience at doing this. But I've had a lot of experience in life. And we're doing great as a country and we're respected again as a country. We were not respected with no experience. I come to Washington. I've defeated the Clinton dynasty. I've defeated the Bush dynasty, and I've defeated the Obama, whatever you want to call it. Right. The three biggest I defeated them all at one time with no experience.

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The hatred is incredible. But I have to deal with crazy, Nancy. I mean, she's crazy as a bedbug. She is nuts. And what she's doing, she's not talented. She's highly overrated. All she's doing is sitting. She's not doing any work for the people. And now it turns out that the whole impeachment thing is a gotcha. So on top of it and top of it, now you're starting to get some feedback that the ISG report is coming out.

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And I think that will be explosive political scandal in the history of our country. And if we could, you said now it's said switching. Let's talk a little bit about 2020. Well, let me just interrupt for a second. Mr. President, you said we know the name of the whistleblower. We've seen names on the Internet. We have no idea who the whistleblower is right now.

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I don't believe Steve. Can I tell you? No. I don't know. I know. I don't see everything on the line. But it's. All right.

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I don't think Steve has ever told a lie. Ainsley and Brian life. But that one, I'm sort of thinking. All right. A month. So you expect to be first. And I'm always telling people I watch your show in the morning. I don't watch the garbage. The other garbage. No. I would love to have seen you. Mr. President.

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We don't have any beer. Yeah. And it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter anyway. We're not going to use any occasion. You have you know exactly who it is. Right. OK. But I like that you say that. All right.

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So so, Mr. President, you expect an impeachment vote. You expect to get impeached. And would you say you said you embrace the idea of expect it? I don't expect it. You don't expect Democrats going to vote for this? I think it's very hard for them to. You and I have absolutely nothing, and now I would expect that I. OK. Ready? You've seen the polls over the last week. I'm going through the roof in Wisconsin.

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I'm way up over every Democrat. The swing states, which is the important one. You know, you have two elections. You have Electoral College, you have popularity. I like. I like to go for the electoral gods. By the way, for me to win the popular vote would be much easier. The Electoral College is much harder to win. Much harder. You have to go to many more places, etc., etc. But if you look at the swing states, I'm way up in every one of them because of the impeachment thing.

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And it's crazy what's going on because the people get it. It's a hoax. This is a continuation of the witch hunt which has gone on from before I got elected. Well, if you look at the you know, we talked about the insurance policy, right. You know, we've got an insurance policy just in case you lose it. Right. This was a text between the two, the two great lovers. If you look at that, that was long before the election took place.

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So this was taking it taking, you know, route with Colby, who who's a totally disgusting human being with, by the way. And if I didn't fire call, I would have been in some trouble right down and maybe should right now.

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I wouldn't have known that he was a phony. And that struck and Page and all of these people, McCabe, the whole gang of them, we wouldn't have been able to find it out turned out to be the best move I've ever made, firing Comey because they were looking to take down the president, as you know. He doesn't agree. John Bolton has just gone back on Twitter. He's. His account was frozen for two months. Did you guys freeze his account?

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No, of course not. Of course. No, no, I actually had a good relationship with Joan and we disagreed on some things and so methods. But I actually had a good relationship. No. Mr. President, I just thought about it.

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Let's talk about 2020, because we saw the last Democratic debate and the ratings were really low. I don't know if that's an indication that it's too early or if people are are not interested in these candidates. And maybe that's why some of these other guys are talking about jumping into the race. Elizabeth Warren says she's gonna use tax dollars to take down your border wall. Listen to this. Would you ask taxpayers to pay to take down any part of the wall on the nation's southern border?

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Yes, there are parts of the wall that are not useful in our defense. Of course we should do it. The real point here is we need to stop this Man-Made Crisis at the border. Trump is the one who has created this crisis.

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Tom Honan said the reason that the numbers are down is because of the wall. What do you say?

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Absolutely. We've built almost 100 miles of wall. It's going up fast. Army Corps of Engineers is doing it. We have the funding. I took it out of the military. You know, I've rebuilt the military. That's another thing we've done, which was when I took it over and we defeated ISIS. We took the caliphate. We just took out al Baghdadi. I got you know, I don't want it. I don't want it, frankly.

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But if Obama did al Baghdadi, the biggest terrorist to the last hundred years. If Obama did it, it would be a two year story with me. I got a day. Not that it matters, but it was a tremendous thing. We defeated him. But let me just tell you about the wall without the wall. And Tom, home is a great guy without the wall. It would be a disaster. So and if she took down the wall, you need to.

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You know, they want to have drones. They won't have drones flying around up and down. And you know, this and that. It's all just a waste of money other than we have drones flying to see if anybody's trying to break through the wall. Because if you have a bulldozer. Right, or if you have heavy blow torches and things, you know, you can break through. We have the wall is electrified so that if anyone touches it, we know exactly what's happening.

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We can get there within minutes. Now, we believe we're fighting a war, that we're building a fantastic wall. And without the wall now, it just means she's going to lose. Because one of the issues that I won on last time was was water security. You see where the numbers are now until I got the wall built, I got Mexico because we're not allowed very simply. We have loopholes and they call loopholes for a reason because there are loopholes.

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I could end those loopholes in 15 minutes with crazy Nancy Pelosi and Schumer. I could end them in 15 minutes. But they don't want to meet about them because they like trouble, because the more trouble we have, they don't care about the country, the more trouble they have, the better it is for them. They think the worse it is for me. So I got the world built despite them fighting me. I got so much money for them, for the military.

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The one thing they wouldn't give you money for is the wall, because they thought that was a very good thing politically. If you don't have a wall, we don't have a country. If we don't have a border, we don't have a country. Mr. President, right now, Elizabeth Warren wants to take it down. Who do you think right now is likely to be your opponent, Mayor? Pete is evidently moving up in the early states. Joe Biden wins most national polls.

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Elizabeth Warren is still among the leaders. Who do you think it's going to be? Well, I don't know if Joe can make it mentally. He's he's off. There's no question about it. So I don't know if he's gonna make it mentally, if he can get through it, you know, without cracking up, which is a real question. Maybe him, you know, don't forget, people have seen his name for a long time. But Pete is you know, I call him out.

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Freddy Newman to me, he reminds me of Mad magazine. Now, Freddy Newman. I don't see him. I don't see him dealing with President Xi. I don't see him dealing with Kim Jong un. I just don't see it. But maybe he is. I mean, look, I wouldn't mind running against any of them. So I would say maybe Biden has the advantage. I think Pocahontas has come up from the embers. I thought I mean, I hit her too early.

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I came up with this name that seems to have stuck very nice, Bloomberg. But they don't use it. I don't see him. I know him pretty well. He finished very week in New York. He starts with, you know, telling you what he can drink, what you can do. What? No, I don't see it. He's desperately I'm sure he's going to run. He is going to spend. He's got the money to put on a great campaign.

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I don't see it this time has come and gone.

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It would be hard to believe a New York real estate developer or a billionaire could ever be president.

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Mr. President, just kidding. You know, the stock market hit another record this past week. Clearly, that is your strong suit going into the into 2020, because, you know, you look at the polls, people feel better about their their money situation right now. Right. Going forward toward November of next year, how are you going to make sure everybody understands what you have been able to do over the last then four years by talking to you?

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That's all I could do. Everyone's listening right now. Nobody's listening to any other show. But look, strong suit. My strong suit as I rebuilt the military vet high for years, you would turn on your television every night. You see a story about the vets and how badly they're being treated. And it's a horror show. You don't hear that anymore. I've got veterans choice. I got to do. That means they can go see a doctor.

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They have to wait on line, they go see a doctor, we pay the bill. It's unbelievable what happened. I have veteran's accountability. You couldn't fire for 50 years. They've been trying to get you couldn't fire because there were union and civil service. So if you had somebody beating up that's stealing from the V.A., you couldn't find any reason for them to run on. And they are appreciative. On the economy. Got that residency. But listen.

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Rebuilding the military. All of the things I've done. Plus, we've had peace. You know, we're pulling way down in Afghanistan. We're working on an agreement now with the Taliban. Let's see what happens. The last time I was supposed to have an agreement and they thought when they came over, they thought it would be good to kill people so they could, you know, negotiate from a position of strength. They killed 12 people in order to show they're tough guys.

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And I canceled the meeting. I said, that's not what we're dealing with anyway. We're pulling bait back. I just pulled out of Syria. Except that kept the oil if it was OK with six hundred guys there. Right. We want to be president. She has just said this. We want to work for a Phase 1 agreement on the basis of mutual respect and equality with the United States. Where are you at? You were kind of down on a deal and the market kind of dipped on this.

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Where do you stand right now with the trade deal with China?

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Very good. We have a deal of potentially very close. He wants to make it much more than I want to make it. I'm not anxious to make it. We're taking in hundreds of billions of dollars in tariffs. We never took in 10 cents. We are not paying like, you know, you. They fed the line. You know, the the media fed the line about us paying. Now, normally you would pay for tariffs, which you just heard.

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We just said, Mr. President, he's we want to do a deal. I very rarely see that.

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We want to work out a face agreement. I didn't like his word equality because we started off so low. We've lost five hundred billion dollars a year for many, many years. We've rebuilt China. And I give him a lot of credit. The ones that don't give credit are past presidents, and especially the last one with his crummy vice president. China took us to the cleaners. He didn't even know that Biden in the first debate said, oh, these are wonderful people, should have wonderful people.

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We've given them five hundred billion a year. Five hundred billion. That's not including theft of intellectual property, et cetera. So I told President Xi, this can't be like an even deal because we're starting off from the floor and you're already at the ceiling and we have to have a much better deal. The bottom line is we have a very good chance to make it.

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Not to mention we do Hong Kong with these with the right pro-democracy. Well, that's a complicating factor. There's no question about it. And if it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes. He's got a million soldiers standing outside of Hong Kong that aren't going in. Only because I ask him, please don't do that. You'll be making a big mistake. It's going to have a tremendous negative impact on the trade deal. And he wants to make a trade.

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And if I could just add one thing. All right. Get off. I just want to say one thing. We have the strongest economy in the history of our country. We have the best unemployment numbers we've ever had. African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Americans, the best in history. We have the best unemployment and employment numbers. More people working today than ever before. But listen to this. We have now the greatest economy that we've ever had.

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We've increased by 20 trillion dollars. China has gone down probably by 30 or 35 trillion dollars. If crooked Hillary had won, China would now be the largest economy in the world. They're going to surpass us expected to in the second year of the presidency. Right now they are almost, Tony, really. They'll never catch your. But now that they have the farmers were hoping for that huge purchase. And it looks like they want to do a deal, but they have it.

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Wait, wait, wait. Just one thing. So they have it because I said, how much have the farmers lost because of China targeting them, sir? Sixteen million dollars and 12 billion. The previous year. I gave them twelve billion dollars out of the tariffs. Had tens of billions left over. And I gave them sixteen billion out of the tariffs and had tens of millions left over, goes into the Treasury. Bryner. Farmers are doing great.

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Right. And now we just signed a deal with Japan, 40 billion dollars that buying from the farmers. We just signed a deal with South Korea. A tremendous deal. We're making tremendous deals. But you have to understand these deals with China. They've been taking advantage of us for 25 years. It's hard for them to understand it's not going to happen anymore.

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And now they understand they are calling on you to veto legislation. They are calling on you to veto legislation.

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