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Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

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White House South Lawn  •  Washington D.C.  •  October 10  •  4:32 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: So, we just completed a negotiation with China. We're doing very well. We're having another one tomorrow. I'm meeting with the Vice Premier over at the White House. And I think it's going really well, I will say. I think it's going really well.

    So, we had a very, very good negotiation with China. They'll be speaking a little bit later, but they're basically wrapping it up, and we're going to see them tomorrow, right here. And it's going very well.

    Q   Mr. President, what about the story about former President - Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine, that he received $900,000 to himself, from Burisma Holdings? Do you think that's true?

    THE PRESIDENT: What happened? Who took $900,000?

    Q   There's a story out there that your personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on "Sean Hannity" last night that there is a possibility that Joe Biden took $900,000 out of -

    THE PRESIDENT: I hope it's not true that - Joe Biden took $900,000? I haven't heard that. I hope it's not true. For the sake of the country, I hope that's not true. But I don't know anything about it.

    Q   Do you know the whistleblower's name?

    THE PRESIDENT: What?

    Q   Do you know the whistleblower's name?

    THE PRESIDENT: Who?

    Q   Do you know the whistleblower's name?

    THE PRESIDENT: I don't know. But I know the whistleblower has been very inaccurate because when we released the transcript of the conversation that I had with the President of Ukraine, who - frankly, today, was very good; somewhere in Ukraine, I guess, gave a news conference on unrelated things - was asked a question, and he said, "President Trump behaved in a perfectly fine manner. There was nothing wrong in any way, shape, or form." Something to that effect. So, I appreciate that.

    But the President of Ukraine, that should be case over, because the President of Ukraine said that the call was absolutely fine. I think he said that it resembled very much - and he remembered it - it was just like the transcript.

    Now, the transcript is a perfect transcript. There shouldn't be any further questions. But the President of Ukraine just made that statement, so that's good.

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    Q   Mr. President, what conversations have you had with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman?

    THE PRESIDENT: I don't know those gentlemen.

    Q   You were in pictures with them.

    THE PRESIDENT: Now, it's possible I have a picture with them, because I have a picture with everybody. I have a picture with everybody here. But somebody said there may be a picture or something where - at a fundraiser or somewhere. And so - but I have pictures with everybody.

    Q   Have you talked with them?

    THE PRESIDENT: I don't know if there's anybody I don't have pictures with.

    I don't know them. I don't know about them, I don't know what they do. But, I don't know, maybe they were clients of Rudy. You'd have to ask Rudy. I just don't know.

    Q   Have you spoken with Rudy Giuliani today, sir? Have you spoken to him?

    THE PRESIDENT: No.

    Q   Mr. President, should the Senate allow a full trial if the House does impeach? The Republican (inaudible) Mitch McConnell said he would.

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, I don't know how you can impeach on a conversation with the President of a country - in this case, Ukraine - which was a perfect conversation, where the President of Ukraine just said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever, that we had an absolutely perfect conversation. Then, on top of that, and maybe less importantly, frankly, but on top of that, we have a transcript of the conversation, fortunately, that's perfect.

    And I do think this: I think it's very unfair to heads of countries when they think every time they make a conversation or have a conversation with the President of the United States, it's going to be on, you know, all over the world. I think that's very unfair.

    But, in the case - in the case of what we're talking about, we released a perfect conversation. The President of Ukraine just confirmed that. And that should be case over.

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    I will say this: Adam Schiff took that conversation before he saw it and fabricated a conversation. To me, that's criminal. What he did is criminal.

    Q   Mr. President, do you intend to block Ambassador Yovanovitch from testifying tomorrow?

    THE PRESIDENT: I just don't think you're running country - I just don't think that you can have all of these people testifying about every conversation you've had. In this case, we have a transcript. And I've given it almost immediately. It's called "transparency." Nobody has been more transparent than me. So, you have a transcript. And in this case, you also have the President of Ukraine confirming that, absolutely, it was a perfect conversation.

    But the Democrats have committed crimes because they made up the conversation. The whistleblower was wrong. You know, I don't think people should be allowed. You have to run a country. I don't think you should be allowed to do that.

    Q   Mr. President, have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat's -

    THE PRESIDENT: Say it?

    Q   Have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat's wife, Anne Sacoolas?

    THE PRESIDENT: I can't hear.

    Q   Have you spoken to the U.S. diplomat's wife, Anne Sacoolas?

    Q   Have you spoken with the U.S. diplomat's wife, Anne Sacoolas?

    THE PRESIDENT: Are you talking about in the UK?

    Q   Yeah.

    THE PRESIDENT: They're in the process of being spoken to. We're working on that. I did have a conversation yesterday with Boris Johnson, a good one. And we're talking about diplomatic immunity. It's a very interesting situation. We are trying to work something out.

    Q   Will you reconsider the decision?

    THE PRESIDENT: So we're going to work - we're going to try and work something out. I think we'll be able to.

    ...

    Read the full transcript HERE.


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