Transcript: Donald Trump Talks Roger Stone, Colonel Vindman During Veteran Bill Signing
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I stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn't believe. But I didn't speak to him. I thought the recommendation was ridiculous. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous. And I look at others that haven't been prosecuted or I don't know where it is now. But when you see that I thought it was an insult to our country and it shouldn't happen and we'll see what what goes on there. But that was a that was a horrible aberration. These are the, I guess, the same Mueller people that put everybody through hell.

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And I think it's a disgrace. No, I have not been involved with it at all.

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I don't want to talk about that now. I think it was a disgraceful recommendation. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, what they've done to General Flynn, what they've done to others. And then the really guilty ones, people that have committed major crimes are getting away with it. I think it's a disgrace. See what happens. Go ahead, John.

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Michael Steele as well. Stop and frisk in twenty sixteen. In twenty eighteen. You praised Rudy Giuliani. Stop and frisk program. So what's different about what Bloomberg said?

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Well, I'll tell you what, I looked at it and I watched him pander at a church and practically begged for forgiveness. I wouldn't have beg for forgiveness. I mean, he was doing his job at the time. And then he when he went up to the church, I thought it was disgraceful. But I put something out and it was so it was pretty nasty. And I thought, you know, I'm looking to bring the country together, not divide the country further.

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But when he went up to a church and he apologized for everything he's ever done, that was only for getting votes. And I think probably people understand that. Yeah.

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I am. I just spoke with the prime minister Modi. And it's going to be very I don't know who is going, but it's he said we will have millions and millions of people. My only problem is. So last night we probably had 40 or 50 thousand people, far more than anyone else. But when we have 50000 people nowadays, fellas, I'm not going to feel so good because he thinks we'll have five to seven million people just from the airport to the to the new stadium.

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And, you know, it's the largest stadium in the world. He's building it now. It's almost complete. And it's the largest in the world. And he's a friend of mine. He's a great gentleman. And I look forward to going to India. So we'll be going at the end of the month. They want to do something. We'll see if we can make the right deal. Will do.

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Mr. President, you know, I don't want to say. But you'd be surprised. Would you be surprised?

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But I don't want to say, you know.

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Well, I I I obviously wasn't happy with the job we did. First of all, he reported a false call. That was a what was said on the call. Well, we said on the call was totally appropriate. And I call it a perfect call. I always will call it a perfect call. And it wasn't one call. It was two calls. There were two perfect calls. There was no setup. There was no anything. And he reported it totally differently.

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And then they all went wild. When I said that we have transcripts of the calls and they turned out to be totally accurate transcripts. And if anybody felt there was any changes, we let him make it because it didn't matter. So we had accurate, totally accurate transcripts. And it turned out that what he reported was very different. And also, when you look at vitamins, the person he reports to said horrible things, avoided the chain of command.

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Leaked, did a lot of bad things. And so we sent him on his way to a much different location. And the military can handle him any way they want. General Milley has him now. I congratulate General Milley. He can have him, but his brother also. So we'll see. We'll find out what happened. I mean, we'll find out. But he reported a very inaccurate things. You understand their job. And when you look at his report and then when you look at what actually the exact words, fortunately, I had the words because otherwise we would have had a lot of people lying and we were able to do it.

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So fortunately, we had transcripts of those calls. I think you guys all agree with that, right? Wasn't it nice after they said these horrible things and made up these horrible, horrible lies about what was said in the call? And then I said, here's the call and a transcript. If I didn't have a transcript, it would have been my word against their word. But there were other people on that call, too many people on the call.

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Mike Pompeo. And I know that when I speak to the head of state of countries, presidents, prime ministers, et cetera, they're always a lot of people in those calls, especially from the other countries I've badgered. And I don't know that for a fact, but I know for a fact that we have a lot of people on those calls who would say something wrong.

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I wouldn't say it wrong anyway, but it would say wrong when you have what a call is loaded up with, you know, sometimes as many as 25 people, sometimes as as many as three or four or two. But there's always people in those calls. I fully know that. But that was a perfect call. And it wasn't reported the way it was reported. Like, oh, it was so terrible. That was a very nice call. That was a very friendly call.

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A couple of things the president, as you know, of of Ukraine stated very strongly there was no pressure. There was no anything. There was nothing wrong. And it was really a very sad state of affairs that our country wasted that much time on nothing or nothing. And I want to thank our three senators that are here for agreeing with me. I mean, you had one grandstander. He's always been a grandstander.

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Oh, sure. Oh, sure, absolutely. There always are.

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Well, it's up to them. He's he is now. He's he is over with the military. That's going to be up to the military. We'll have to see. But if you look at what happened, I mean, they're going to certainly, I would imagine. Take a look at that. But no, I think what he did was just reported a full goal. You look at what he said and then and I'll tell you one worse was you look at Shifty Schiff.

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Take a look at what he did. He made up my conversation and then we dropped the transcript and he almost had a heart attack. Didn't you say eight quid pro quos? Think of it. So eight times I said the same thing according to chef to chef, if I ever did that. So you said once. Now you say it again. We're talking about a man that I never even met before. Now you say it a third time, a fourth time, a fifth and sixth time.

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Seventh and eighth. That's eight times. He said that I asked for the exact same thing in one call after the third time. They'd have to take you away. OK. He's a sick person. Shift is a very corrupt politician and he's a sick person. So he made up. Totally made up.

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And because he's shielded, which a lot of people didn't know, but because he's shielded by the halls of Congress, you know, in terms of what he says, you can say anything you want. He made up a story was total fiction. And then at the end, he said, don't call me, I'll call you. That's a mob statement. Very famous statement in numerous movies. One in particular. That's a mob statement. Don't call me.

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I'll call you. He said that. I said that. He said that. I said eight times. Quid pro quo. Well, there were no times. Quid pro quo. Nothing. That whole thing was corrupt and a disgrace. And Romney's a disgrace for voting against. He's a disgrace. OK. Anybody else?

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Larry, a little bit more. Last time will be a big issue in the coming days. Do you support that policy?

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And is it, as you said, in between and we can do to get down crime and to get rid of drugs? But I think when a man is with stop and frisk his whole life and then he decides to go Democrat and he goes to a church and he's practically crying, it looks like hell, he's practically crying, saying how what a horrible thing he did. I think that's so disingenuous. You know what I'm talking about, fellas? That was so Lumbergh.

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Look, he's a lightweight. He's a lightweight. You're going to find that out. He's also one of the worst debaters I've ever seen. And his presence is zero. So he'll spend his three, four or five hundred million dollars. Maybe they will take it away. Frankly, I'd rather run against Bloomberg than Bernie Sanders. Because Sanders has real followers. Whether you like him or not. Whether you agree with them or not. I happen to think it's terrible what he says.

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But he has followers. Bloomberg is buying his way in. But we're going to find out what happens. We're going to find out. But when you watch, go back to the church where he apologized for everything he ever did, practically. And he looked pathetic. Our country doesn't need that kind of leadership. Thank you all very much.

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It's stumbling. It's mumbling. Not pretty. But we'll see how he does. You never know.

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You never know. The only time you knew for sure was the Trump campaign. Trump was going to win.

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So it could always turn it around. You know, I think it's not going to be easy. I think he can turn it around. Yeah, I think he has a shot. He's got probably almost as good a shot as anyone. But he's going to have to work. He's going to have to work very hard, much harder than they thought. Don't forget, when he first ran, I called them 1 percent, Joe. Because every time he ran, they only got 1 percent.

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And then Obama took them off the garbage heap, but he only got 1 percent, right, John? You know that one percent, Joe. But now he's a 19 percent Joe. It's better. He's doing better. He's made a lot of progress. But it's going to be it's going to be very interesting. I think we have we're gonna have a very interesting Democrat race. And I think we're going to have a very interesting election. But our country is doing better than it's ever done.

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We've rebuilt our military thanks to the people back here. We've taken care of our vets at a level that they've never been taken care of before. Jerry Brown never even close. And it's really something that we're very proud of. You look at the economy. I mean, we have the best economy we've ever had. We have the best employment numbers we've ever had. African-American. Asian, American, Hispanic, American. We're going to protect our Second Amendment.

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The Democrats want to take away the guns. They want to take away everyone's gun. They want to destroy the Second Amendment. So when you add it all up, you know, I don't see how we lose. But you never know. It's politics, right, fellas? Thank you all very much.

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Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you, John. Thanks. Hold out any breath you want to follow.

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So it's.

Transcript: Donald Trump Talks Roger Stone, Colonel Vindman During Veteran Bill Signing
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