Outnumbered 11/07/18 12PM | November 07, 2018 Breaking News

ELECTION SINCE AT LEAST PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S IN 1962 THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY FOUR MIDTERM ELECTIONS SINCE 1934 IN WHICH A PRESIDENTS PARTY HAS GAINED EVEN A SINGLE SENATE SEA SEAT

AS OF NOW, WE PICKED UP IT LOOKS LIKE THREE IT COULD BE FOUR PERHAPS IT COULD BE TWO BUT WE PICKED UP A LOT AND MOST LIKELY THE NUMBER WILL BE THREE

YOU PEOPLE PROBABLY KNOW THAT BETTER THAN I DO AT THIS POINT BECAUSE YOU HAVE LOOKED AT THE MORE RECENT NUMBERS 55 IS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS IN THE LAST 100 YEARS IN THE LAST 80 YEARS, A SITTING PRESIDENT'S PARTY HAS ONLY GAINED A CUMULATIVE TOTAL OF EIGHT SENATE SEATS AVERAGING ONE PER DECADE

SO WE HAVE PICKED UP TWO, THREE, FOUR, THAT IS A BIG PERCENTAGE OF THAT NUMBER SO IN THE LAST 80 YEARS, YOU THINK, ONLY EIGHT SEATS IN PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST MIDTERM ELECTION, HE LOST SIX SENATE SEATS INCLUDING IN THE DEEP BLUE STATE OF MASSACHUSETT MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICANS CAPTURED AT LEAST FOUR SENATE SEATS HELD BY DEMOCRAT INCUMBENTS, AND THESE ARE TREMENDOUSLY TALENTED, HARDWORKING PEOPLE THAT DID THIS INDIANA, NORTH DAKOTA, FLORIDA, MISSOURI

WE ALSO WON TWO OPEN SENATE SEATS IN TENNESSEE, AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR GREAT CHAMPION WHO DID SUCH A GREAT JOB IN TENNESSEE AND IN UTAH AND ARIZONA IS LOOKING VERY GOOD REALLY VERY GOOD SHE HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB, THAT WAS A BIG RACE AND SHE HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB

IN THE OPEN SEATS DEMOCRATS RECRUITED STRONG CANDIDATES WITH SUBSTANTIAL FUND-RAISING AND MEDIA SUPPORT WE WERE GETTING BOMBARDED WITH MONEY ON THE OTHER SIDE IN THE HOUSE, REPUBLICANS DRAMATICALLY OUTPERFORMED HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS AND OVERCOME A HISTORIC NUMBER OF RETIREMENTS THE MOST HOUSE REPUBLICAN TYRANTS IN 88 YEARS 43 HOUSE REPUBLICANS RETIRED

NOW, I WILL SAY THIS, IN MANY CASES THEY WERE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES AND THEY LEFT BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT CHAIRMAN, BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A ROLE FOR SIX YEARS AND WHAT THEY DO IS WONDERFUL IN ONE WAY, AND LETS PEOPLE COME THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND BECOME CHAIRMAN IN ANOTHER WAY IT DRIVES PEOPLE OUT BECAUSE WHEN THEY ARE DETERMINED, THEY DO NOT WANT TO GO AND NOT BE A CHAIRMAN YOU ARE THE CHAIRMAN OF A COMMITTEE AND YOU ARE A BIG DEAL

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU ARE NOT DOING THAT ANYMORE SO THEY LEAVE WE HAD A LOT OF THEM LEAVE I GUESS IT CAN FLIP A COIN AS TO WHICH SYSTEM IS BETTER THE DEMOCRATS DO THE OTHER PAIR TO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS HAVE BEEN ON THE COMMITTEES FOR A LONG TIME AS CHAIRMAN

IN 2010, PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST MIDTERM HE LOST 63 SEATS BY CONTRAST AS OF THE MOST CURRENT COUNT, IT LOOKS LIKE AROUND 27 HOUSE SEATS OR SOMETHING AND WE WILL FIGURE THAT OUT PRETTY SOON WE ALSO HAD A SLEW OF HISTORIC WINS IN THE GOVERNOR 'S RACES THE GOVERNOR'S RACES WERE INCREDIBLE

AGAINST WELL-FUNDED AND TALENTED AND SKILLED DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES, AND PEOPLE THAT WORKED VERY, VERY HARD, RESPECTFULLY FOR THOSE CANDIDATES LIKE OPRAH, WHO I LIKE I DON'T KNOW SHE LIKES ME ANYMORE, BUT THAT'S OKAY SHE USED TWO BUT SHE WORKED VERY HARD IN GEORGIA, VERY, VERY HARD AND IF YOU LOOK AT THEM, THE FOUR GOVERNOR'S RACES, CRUCIAL TO 2020 IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

FLORIDA, IOWA, OHIO, AND GEORGIA, THE BIG ONES FLORIDA, IOWA, OHIO, AND GEORGIA IT CANNOT GET MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT THEY WERE INCREDIBLE THEY WERE ACTUALLY INCREDIBLE CAMPAIGNS TOO

INCREDIBLE AS OF RIGHT NOW, REPUBLICANS WILL CONTROL THE MAJORITY OF GOVERNORSHIPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING THREE GREAT WOMEN WHO WORKED VERY HARD THE GOVERNORS OF ALABAMA, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND IOWA THEY WORKED VERY, VERY HARD

THEY ARE VERY TALENTED BY EXPANDING THE SENATE MAJORITY, THE VOTERS HAVE ALSO CLEARLY REBUKED THE SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR THEIR HANDLING OF THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, I THINK THAT THAT WAS A FACTOR MAY BE A BIG FACTOR TREMENDOUS ENERGY WAS GIVEN TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR WAY THAT THEY TREATED THEN JUDGE CAVANAUGH, NOW JUSTICE KAVANAUG KAVANAUGH AND EXPRESSING THEIR SUPPORT FOR CONFIRMING GREAT PRO-CONSTITUTION JUDGES

CANDIDATES WHO EMBRACED OUR MESSAGE OF LOW TAXES, LOW REGULATIONS, NO CRIME — LOW CRIME, STRONG BORDERS, AND GREAT JUDGES EXCELLED LAST NIGHT THEY EXCELLED THEY REALLY, I MEAN, WE HAVE A LIST OF PEOPLE THAT WERE FANTASTIC AND I'M JUST GOING TO POINT THEM OUT MIKE BOSSED, RODNEY DAVIS, ANDY BARR WAS FANTASTIC

I WENT TO KENTUCKY, FOR THE MOST PART I DID NOT CAMPAIGN FOR THE HOUSE, BUT I DID MAKE A SPECIAL TRIP FOR ANDY BARR, BECAUSE HE WAS IN A VERY TOUGH RACE AND HE WON THAT WAS A VERY TOUGH RACE, THE POLLS WERE ALL SHOWING THAT HE WAS DOWN, DOWN SUBSTANTIALLY, AND HE WON COULD STOP HER AND OF A MINNESOTA GREAT GUY, HE IS NEW

AND RAN A FANTASTIC RACE YOU HAVE SOME THAT SAID LET'S STAY AWAY, LET'S STAY AWAY THEY DID VERY POORLY I'M NOT SURE THAT I SHOULD BE HAPPY OR SAD BUT I FEEL JUST FINE ABOUT IT

CARLOS CURBELO, MIKE KAUFMAN TOO BAD, MIKE MIA LOVE I SAW MIA LOVE, SHE WOULD CALL ME ALL THE TIME TO HELP HER WITH A HOSTAGE SITUATION, BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN VENEZUELA BUT MIA LOVE GAVE ME NO LOVE

AND SHE LOST TOO BAD SORRY ABOUT THAT, MIA AND BARBARA CONCEPT WAS ANOTHER ONE I THINK THAT SHE COULD'VE WON THAT RACE, BUT SHE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE AN EMBRACE

FOR THAT, I DO NOT BLAME HER BUT SHE LOST SUBSTANTIALLY LOST PETER ROSKAM DID NOT WANT THE EMBRACE ERIK PAULSEN DID NOT WANT THE EMBRACE AND IN NEW JERSEY, I THINK THAT HE COULD HAVE DONE WELL, BUT DID NOT WORK OUT TOO GOOD

BOB YOU CAN COME I FEEL BADLY, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT COULD'VE BEEN ONE JOHN FATSO, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT DECIDED FOR THEIR OWN REASON NOT TO EMBRACE WHETHER IT IS ME OR WHAT WE STAND FOR, BUT WHAT WE STAND FOR MEANT A LOT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND WE HAVE HAD TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND TREMENDOUS SUPPORT IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AMONG THE BIGGEST SUPPORT OF THE HISTORY OF THE PARTY I'VE ACTUALLY HEARD AND 93% IT IS THE RECORD BUT IT WILL NOT SAY THAT

BECAUSE WHO KNOWS BUT WE HAVE HAD TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AMERICA IS BOOMING LIKE NEVER BEFORE DOING FANTASTIC WE HAVE LARRY KUDLOW HERE, HE SAID THAT THE NUMBERS ARE AS GOOD AS HE HAS EVER SEEN, NUMBERS AT ANY TIME FOR OUR COUNTRY

BUT HE HAS A YOUNG MAN, SO HE HAS NOT SEEN THAT MANY NUMBERS WHERE IS LARRY? YOU ARE A YOUNG MAN, RIGHT, LARRY, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DOING THIS TOO LONG BUT THEY ARE AS GOOD AS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN AND WE MAY HAVE, IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR LARRY, WE WILL DO THAT BUT I WANT TO SEND MY WARMEST APPRECIATION IN REGARDS TO MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL

WE REALLY WORKED VERY WELL TOGETHER WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY WELL TOGETHER WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP PEOPLE JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHICH IS FINE

AND ALSO TO PERHAPS, LOOKS LIKE I WOULD THINK, SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AND I GIVE HER A LOT OF CREDIT SHE WORKS VERY HARD AND SHE HAS WORKED LONG AND HARD I GIVE HER A GREAT DEAL OF CREDIT FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE AND ACCOMPLISHED

HOPEFULLY WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER NEXT YEAR TO CONTINUE DELIVERING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE INCLUDING ON ECONOMIC GROWTH, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRADE, LOWERING THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THE DEMOCRATS DO WANT TO WORK ON AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF REASON TO DO IT

AND I WILL SAY, JUST AS A MATTER OF BUSINESS I WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH THE PEOPLE LAST NIGHT SO IF THE REPUBLICANS WON, LET'S SAY THAT WE HELD ON BY TWO, ONE, OR THREE, IT WOULD'VE BEEN HARD TO HAVE THAT MANY REPUBLICANS TO EVEN GET SUPPORT AMONG REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ONE, TWO, THREE PEOPLE THERE FOR GOOD REASON OR BAD RAISING OR FOR GRANDSTANDING, WE HAVE THAT TOO YOU HAVE SEEN THAT

PLENTY OF GRANDSTANDING BUT FOR CERTAIN REASONS THAT MANY PEOPLE, YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE THAT WILL NOT DO IT SO THAT PUTS US IN A VERY BAD POSITION IN OTHER WORDS, HAD WE KEPT, AND THIS IS NEW I AM SAYING THIS FOR A VERY BASIC REASON

IT PUTS US IN A VERY TOUGH POSITION WE WIN BY TWO, THREE, AND HE WILL HAVE ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, OR FIVE SAY THAT WE WILL NOT GO ALONG WITH THIS WE WANT THIS, THIS, THIS PERIOD AND ALL AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN AND IN MANY CASES IN THE REPUBLICANS HANDS BEFORE WE SENT IT ON TO THE SENATE AND NOW WE HAVE A MUCH EASIER PATH BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS WILL COME TO US WITH A PLAN FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

A PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE A PLAN FOR WHAT EVER THEY ARE LOOKING AT AND WE WILL NEGOTIATE AND AS YOU KNOW, IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD IN THE SENATE, BECAUSE WE ESSENTIALLY DO NOT GET THE VOTES FROM DEMOCRATS BECAUSE THEY DO STICK TOGETHER WELL

I DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM ON A LOT OF POLICY BUT I AGREE THAT THEY STICK TOGETHER THEY STICK TOGETHER GOOD SO WE GOING TO THE SENATE, WE DO NOT HAVE THE TEN VOTES AND WHAT HAPPENS? IT DOES NOT GET PAST

EVEN IF IT GETS OUT OF THE HOUSE, IT DOES NOT PASS SO UNDER THE NEW CONCEPT OF WHAT WE ARE DOING, I SAY COME ON LET ME SEE WHAT YOU HAVE THEY WANT TO DO THINGS I KEEP HEARING ABOUT INVESTIGATIONS

FATIGUE, LIKE FROM THE TIME ALMOST FROM THE TIME THAT I ANNOUNCED I WAS GOING TO RUN THEY HAVE BEEN GIVING US THIS INVESTIGATION FATIGUE IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME THEY HAVE NOTHING ZERO

YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING BUT THEY CAN PLAY THAT GAME, BUT WE CAN PLAY IT BETTER BECAUSE WE HAVE A THING CALLED THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND A LOT OF VERY QUESTIONABLE THINGS WERE DONE BETWEEN LEAKS OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND MANY OTHER ELEMENTS THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE AND ALL YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS END UP IN BACK AND FORTH AND BACK AND FORTH

AND TWO YEARS WILL GO UP, AND WE WILL NOT HAVE DONE A THING I REALLY THINK AND I REALLY RESPECT WHAT NANCY SAID LAST NIGHT ABOUT BIPARTISANSHIP AND GETTING TOGETHER AND UNITING SHE USED THE WORD UNITING, AND SHE USED THE BIPARTISANSHIP STATEMENT, WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING SO WE CAN LOOK AT US, THEY CAN LOOK AT US

WE CAN LOOK AT THEM AND IT WILL GO BACK AND FORTH AND IT WILL PROBABLY BE VERY GOOD FOR ME POLITICALLY I CAN SEE IT BEING EXTREMELY GOOD POLITICALLY I THINK THAT I AM BETTER AT THAT GAME THEN THEY ARE, ACTUALLY

BUT WE WILL FIND OUT WE WILL FIND OUT OR WE CAN WORK TOGETHER YOU CANNOT DO IT SIMULTANEOUSLY, BY THE WAY OH, YOU CAN DO THEM BOTH? NO, YOU CAN'T

BECAUSE IF THEY ARE DOING THAT, WE ARE NOT DOING THE OTHER JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND WE WILL NOT BE DOING THAT BUT NOW IT HAPPENS AS WE SEND IT TO THE SENATE, AND WE WILL GET 100% DEMOCRAT SUPPORT AND WE WILL GET SOME REPUBLICAN SUPPORT

AND IF IT IS GOOD, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF WE HAVE REPUBLICANS THAT WILL HELP WITH THE APPROVAL PROCESS AND THEY WILL REALLY HELP WITH THE APPROVAL PROCESS SO IT REALLY COULD BE A BEAUTIFUL BIPARTISAN TYPE OF SITUATION IF WE WON BY ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE THAT WOULD NOT HAPPEN

AND THE CLOSER IT IS, THE WORSE THAT IT IS THIS WAY THEY WILL COME TO ME, WE WILL NEGOTIATE MAYBE WE WILL MAKE A DEAL, MAYBE WE WON'T THAT IS POSSIBLE BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS IN COMMON ON INFRASTRUCTURE

WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING ON HEALTH CARE, THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ON HEALTH CARE THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER IT WILL SEND IT UP AND WE WILL REALLY GET THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS, OR SOME OF THE REPUBLICANS AND I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE SEND SOMETHING UP THAT THE REPUBLICANS CAN SUPPORT AND THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WANT TO SEND SOMETHING UP THAT THE DEMOCRATS CAN SUPPORT

SO OUR GREAT COUNTRY IS BLOOMING LIKE NEVER BEFORE AND WE ARE THRIVING ON EVERY SINGLE LEVEL IN TERMS OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STRENGTH IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT, IN TERMS OF THE GDP, WE ARE DOING UNBELIEVABLE I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE TRADE DEALS ARE COMING ALONG FANTASTICALLY THE USMCA, AND SOUTH KOREA IS FINISHED

USMCA, IT HAS GOTTEN RAVE REVIEWS NOT GOING TO LOSE COMPANIES ANYMORE TO OTHER COUNTRIES THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY HAVE A TREMENDOUS ECONOMIC INCENTIVE IT IS PROHIBITIVE FOR THEM TO DO THAT SO THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE IT HAPPEN LIKE NAFTA, WHICH IS ONE OF THE WORST DEALS I HAVE EVER SEEN

BUT WE HAVE TO MENTION PRETTY BAD ONES TOO NOW IT IS TIME FOR MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES TO JOIN TOGETHER, PUT PARTISANSHIP A SIDE, AND KEEP THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE GOING STRONG IT IS A MIRACLE WE ARE DOING SO WELL, AND I HAVE SET IT AT A LOT OF RALLIES SOME OF YOU HAVE HEARD IT SO MUCH, YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN

BUT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO MY OFFICE, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, THEY ALL CONGRATULATE ME ALMOST THE FIRST THING ON WHAT WE HAVE DONE ECONOMICALLY BECAUSE IT IS REALLY AMAZING AND OUR STEEL INDUSTRY IS BACK OUR ALUMINUM INDUSTRY IS STARTING TO DO REALLY WELL

THESE ARE INDUSTRIES THAT WERE DEAD THE MINERS ARE WORKING AGAIN WE MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR MILITARY WE HAVE TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURE OUR BORDERS, AND ADVANCE REALLY GREAT TO POLICY, INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

WE WENT CRYSTAL CLEAN WATER WE WANT TO BEAUTIFUL PERFECT AI AIR AIR AND WATER HAS TO BE PERFECT AT THE SAME TIME, WE DO NOT WANT TO PUT OURSELVES AT A DISADVANTAGE TO OTHER COUNTRIES WHO ARE VERY COMPETITIVE WITH US AND WHO DO NOT ABIDE BY THE RULES AT ALL

WE DO NOT WANT TO HURT OUR JOBS WE DO NOT WANT TO HURT OUR FACTORIES WE DO NOT ONE COMPANY IS LEAVING WE WANT TO BE TOTALLY COMPETITIVE AND WE ARE

AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE JUST ABOUT THE CLEANEST AIR THE CLEANEST WATER THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD AND IT IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THAT WAY WE INSIST ON IT SO ENVIRONMENTAL IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME

AND WITH THAT, I WILL TAKE A FEW QUESTIONS IF YOU LIKE WHOA I DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! GO AHEAD THAT WAS A LOT OF HANDS SHOOTING UP SO QUICKLY THERE IS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT

>> MR PRESIDENT, YOU TALKED IN LENGTH ABOUT BIPARTISANSHIP, THE PRESUMED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT IT LAST NIGHT I'M SURE THAT THAT IS ENCOURAGING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BUT DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE GIVEN WHAT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN LIKE BETWEEN THIS WHITE HOUSE AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN? >> President Trump: I THINK THAT THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I THINK THAT THERE IS A VERY GOOD CHANCE

>> IF I CAN JUST FINISH, WILL YOU HAVE TO COMPROMISE ON CERTAIN ISSUES WHERE IT COULD HURT YOU IN 2020? AND DO YOU EXPECT THAT WHEN THE DEMOCRATS TAKE OVER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF ALL OF THESE IMPORTANT COMMITTEES THAT YOU WILL GET HIT WITH A BLIZZARD OF SUBPOENAS ON EVERYTHING FROM THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION TO YOUR CELL PHONE USE, TO YOUR TAXES? >> President Trump: THEN IF THAT HAPPENS, WE ARE GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AND GOVERNMENTS COMES TO A HALT AND I WOULD BLAME THEM BECAUSE THEY NOW ARE GOING TO BE COMING UP WITH POLICY THEY ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE

I EXPECT THAT THEY WILL COME UP WITH SOME FANTASTIC IDEAS THAT I CAN SUPPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENT ON SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES, WHICH WE HAVE MADE A BIG DENT IN ALREADY INCLUDING SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON FOR THE VETS WHO HAVE GOTTEN CHOICE APPROVE WE HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF THINGS APPROVED

BUT THEY HAVE SOME OTHER ELEMENTS THAT WE WANT TO IF THERE ARE MANY THINGS WE CAN GET ALONG ON IT CAN BE WITHOUT THE TROUBLE THAT WE AGREE WITH THEM AND THEY AGREE WITH US I WOULD LIKE TO SEE BIPARTISANSHIP I WOULD LIKE TO SEE UNITY

AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE, MAYBE NOT ON EVERYTHING BUT WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF SEEING THAT GO AHEAD >> ONE QUESTION ON YOUR CABINET YOU TOYED DURING A SHUTDOWN BEFORE THE MIDTERMS IN ORDER TO SECURE BORDER WALL FUNDING

ARE YOU PREPARED TO GO AT A SHUTDOWN STRATEGY DURING THE LAME DUCK, SINCE THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST BEST CHANCE TO SECURE THAT? >> President Trump: NOT NECESSARILY, I SPEAK TO DEMOCRATS ALL THE TIME A WALL AS NECESSARY WE HAVE STARTED, BUT WE SHOULD BUILD IT AT ONE TIME AND NOT ADJUNCTS >> BUT YOU WANT MUCH MORE MONEY >> President Trump: WE HAVE THE MONEY TO BUILD A WALL

NOT PIECES WE HAVE THE MILITARY AND NOW WE HAVE OTHER ELEMENTS OF A WALL THAT ARE PRETTY NASTY, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU BUT IT IS NEVERTHELESS PRETTY HARD TO GET THROUGH BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE WALL

MANY OF THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE DEALING WITH YOU ALL AND 2006, THEY AGREED WITH THE SAME THING AND THEY ALL APPROVED IT IF STATEMENTS FROM EVERY ONE OF THEM SEEING THAT WE NEED THE WALL THEY SOUND LIKE ME

BUT WE DO NEED IT BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT THE CARAVANS WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING THROUGH THE BORDER THAT YOU PHYSICALLY CANNOT PUT THAT MANY PEOPLE, IT IS A 2,000-MILE STRETCH YOU CANNOT PUT THAT MANY PEOPLE ALONG THAT STRETCH TO GUARD IT

AND EVEN IF YOU DID, TREMENDOUS FIGHTING WOULD ENSUE SO, WE NEED THE WALL MANY DEMOCRATS KNOW WE NEED THE WALL AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS I WILL BE FIGHTING FOR IT

THEY HAVE DONE EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO MAKE SURE, I GOT THE MILITARY $700,000,000,000716 BILLION THE WALL IS A TINY FRACTION OF THE COST OF THAT BUT THEIR WHOLE AGENDA HAS BEEN TO TRY NOT TO GIVING ME ANYTHING FOR THOUGH WALL I REALLY BELIEVE POLITICALLY THAT THEY ARE HURTING THEMSELVES

I ACTUALLY THINK POLITICALLY THAT IS A GOOD THING FOR ME, BUT I WANT TO GET THE WALL UP >> SO NO SHUTDOWN SCENARIO? >> President Trump: I CANNOT COMMIT TO THAT, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE >> CAN YOU GIVE US CLARITY ON YOUR THINKING AFTER THE MIDTERMS ABOUT YOUR ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, DO THEY HAVE LONG TIMERS JOB SECURITY? >> President Trump: I WILL ANSWER THAT HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT TIME, WE ARE LOOKING AT A LOT OF THINGS INCLUDING CAO DO ANYTHING BEFORE THE MIDTERMS BUT IT WILL TELL YOU THAT FOR THE MOST PART I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH MY CABINET I THINK THAT MIKE POMPEO HAS FIT IN SO BEAUTIFULLY

HE HAS DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB >> WHAT ABOUT YOUR INTERIOR SECRETARY? >> President Trump: WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT AND I WANT TO STUDY WHATEVER IS BEING SAID >> IS HE IN JEOPARDY? >> President Trump: HE IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB BUT WE WILL LOOK AT THAT, AND PROBABLY HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT THAT IN A WEEK

>> THANK, MR PRESIDENT >> President Trump: WOW GO AHEAD HE GAVE ME A FAIR INTERVIEW THE OTHER DAY

SO I MIGHT AS WELL LET HIM ASK A QUESTION >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT YOU TOLD ME THE OTHER DAY THAT YOU ARE AN OPEN BOOK >> President Trump: I THINK I AM AN OPEN BOOK

>> SO POINTBLANK, DEMOCRATS GO AFTER YOUR TAX RETURNS, WILL YOU TRY TO BLOCK THAT? OR WILL YOU ALLOW IT? >> President Trump: LOOK, AS I HAVE TOLD YOU, THEY ARE UNDERWATER THEY HAVE BEEN PLACED ON TIME THEY ARE EXTREMELY COMPLEX PEOPLE WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE THEM IT IS TAKEN BY THE BIGGEST AND BEST LAW FIRMS IN THE COUNTRY

SAME WITH THE ACCOUNTING FIRMS THEY ARE VERY, VERY, LARGE POWERFUL FIRMS IN TERMS OF RESPECT AND VALUE RESPECTED A BIG FIRM A GREAT LAW FIRM, WHERE YOU KNOW IT VERY WELL THEY DO THESE THINGS

BUT PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND TAX RETURNS I DID A FILING OF OVER 100 PAGES, WHICH IS IN THE OFFICES PITY THEM WITH PEOPLE WENT AND SAW THAT FILING, THEY SAW THE MAGNITUDE OF IT AND THEY WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED THEY SAW THE DETAIL YOU GET FAR MORE FROM THAT, AND I GUESS WE FILE THAT DOWN THREE TIMES, BUT YOU GET FAR MORE FROM THAT THEN YOU CAN EVER GET FROM A TAX RETURN, BUT WHEN YOU ARE UNDER AUDIT AND I AM UNDER CURRENT AND CONTINUOUS AUDIT

BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY COMPANIES IT IS A BIG COMPANY FAR BIGGER THAN YOU WOULD EVEN UNDERSTAND BUT IT IS A GREAT COMPANY BUT IT IS BIG

AND IT IS COMPLEX AND IT IS PROBABLY FEET HIGH IT IS A VERY COMPLEX INSTRUMENT AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND IT BUT IF I WERE FINISHED WITH THE AUDIT, I WOULD HAVE AN OPEN MIND TO IT

I WOULD SAY THAT BUT I DO NOT WANT TO DO IT DURING THE AUDIT AND NO LAWYER EVEN FROM THE OTHER SIDE, THEY SAY OFTEN NOT ALWAYS BUT WHEN YOU ARE UNDER AUDIT, YOU DO NOT SUBJECT IT TO THAT

YOU GET IT DONE, AND THEN HE RELEASED IT SO WHEN THAT HAPPENS, IF THAT HAPPENS, I WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE AN OPEN MIND TO IT >> THAT MEANS OF THE AUDIT IS STILL ONCOMING WILL NOT TURN OVER THE TAX RETURNS? >> President Trump: NOBODY WOULD NOBODY RETURNS A RETURN WHEN IT IS UNDER AUDIT GO AHEAD, PLEASE

>> I WAS TEMPTED TO ASK YOU WHY YOU LIKE OPRAH SO MUCH, BUT I THINK THAT I WILL GO ON TO THE QUESTION — >> President Trump: WHY DO I LIKE OPRAH? WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT? THERE IS A COMMITTEE IN HERE I DO LIKE OPRAH, BY THE WAY I DO SHE WAS A PERSON THAT I KNEW WELL CAME TO MY PLACE IN PALM BEACH OFTEN

AND I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HER UNFORTUNATELY, SHE DID NOT DO THE TRICK >> THE REAL QUESTION IS YOU JUST SET UP HERE AND SAID FROM THIS PODIUM — ARE YOU OFFERING A MY WAY OR HIGHWAY SCENARIO TO THE DEMOCRATS? >> President Trump: NEGOTIATION NOT AT ALL >> IF THEY START INVESTIGATING YOU THAT YOU CAN PLAY THAT GAME AND INVESTIGATE THEM? >> President Trump: BETTER THAN THEM

>> CAN YOU COMPARTMENTALIZE THAT AND SAY THAT YOU CAN WORK WITH THEM FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY? OR ARE ALL BETS ARE OFF? >> President Trump: NO, IF THEY DO THAT, ALL OF THIS IS THE POSTURE YOU HEARD WHAT I SAID >> SINCE IT IS JIM, I WILL LET IT GO >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT

I WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE YOU ON ONE OF THE STATEMENTS THAT YOU MADE AT THE TAIL END OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE MIDTERMS >> President Trump: HERE WE GO >> IF YOU DO NOT MIND, MR PRESIDENT THAT THE CARAVAN WAS AN INVASION

>> President Trump: I CONSIDER IT TO BE AN INVASION >> IT IS NOT AN INVASION IT IS A GROUP OF MIGRANTS MOVING UP FROM CENTRAL AMERICA TOWARDS THE BORDER WITH THE US >> President Trump: THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THAT

>> WHY DID YOU CHARACTERIZE THAT AS SUCH? >> President Trump: BECAUSE I CONSIDER IT AN INVASION WHEN I HAVE A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION >> DO YOU THINK YOU DEMONIZED IMMIGRANTS? >> President Trump: NO, I WANT THEM TO COME INTO THE COUNTRY BUT THEY HAVE TO COME IN LEGALLY THROUGH A PROCESS

I WANT IT TO BE A PROCESS AND I WANT PEOPLE TO COME IN AND WE NEED THE PEOPLE WAIT, WAIT YOU KNOW WHY WE NEED THE PEOPLE? BECAUSE WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES MOVE IN

WE NEED TO PEOPLE >> YOUR CAMPAIGN HAD AN AD SHOWING MIGRANTS CLIMBING OVER WALLS — >> President Trump: THAT'S TRUE THEY WERE NOT ACTORS IT IS TRUE DO YOU THINK THAT THEY WERE ACTORS? THEY DID NOT COME FROM HOLLYWOOD

THESE WERE PEOPLE, THIS WAS AN ACTUAL — IT HAPPENED A FEW DAYS AGO >> THEY ARE HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY THAT IS NOT AN INVASION >> President Trump: HONESTLY I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD LET ME RUN THE COUNTRY YOU RUN CNN

AND IF YOU DID IT WELL, YOUR RATINGS WILL BE MUCH HIGHER >> IF I MAY ASK ONE OTHER QUESTION — >> President Trump: THAT IS ENOUGH >> THE OTHER FOLKS ASKED, PARDON ME, MA'AM — >> President Trump: THAT IS ENOUGH >> IF I CAN ASK ON THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT YOU MAY HAVE — >> President Trump: I AM NOT CONCERNED ABOUT ANYTHING WITH THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION, BECAUSE IT IS A HOAX

THAT IS ENOUGH, PUT DOWN THE MI MIC >> MR PRESIDENT >> President Trump: I TELL YOU WHAT, CNN SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES HAVING YOU WORKING FOR THEM YOU ARE RUDE, TERRIBLE PERSON

YOU SHOULD NOT BE WORKING FOR CNN GO AHEAD YOU ARE A VERY RUDE PERSON, THE WAY THAT YOU TREAT SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS IS HORRIBLE ON THE WAY THAT YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE IS HORRIBLE YOU SHOULD NOT TREAT PEOPLE THAT WAY

>> AND JIM'S DEFENSE, HE IS A DILIGENT REPORTER >> President Trump: I'M NOT A BIG FAN OF YOURS EITHER TO BE HONEST >> I UNDERSTAND >> President Trump: YOU ARE NOT THE BEST

>> OVER THE COURSE OF — >> President Trump: JUST SIT DOWN, PLEASE WHEN YOU REPORT FAKE NEWS — NO WHEN YOU REPORT FAKE NEWS WHICH CNN DOES A LOT, YOU'RE THE ENEMY OTHER OF THE PEOPLE >> MR PRESIDENT, OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS, AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN YOU REPEATEDLY SAID THAT AMERICANS NEED TO FEAR DEMOCRATS

YOU SAID THE DEMOCRATS WOULD UNLEASH A WAVE OF VIOLENT CRIME THAT ENDANGERS FAMILIES EVERYWHERE — >> President Trump: THEY DO HAVE CRIME PETER, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO? LET ME JUST TELL YOU, FIRST OFF, BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY WEAK ON CRIME BECAUSE THEY HAVE OFTEN SUGGESTED MEMBERS AND PEOPLE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AT A HIGH LEVEL HAVE SUGGESTED GETTING RID OF ICE

GETTING RID OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, OKAY? WE WANT TO BE STRONG ON THE BORDERS WANT TO BE STRONG ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I WANT TO CHERISH IC

E BECAUSE ICE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB

WHAT THEY DO FOR US IS SO REALLY IT IS SOMEONE RECOGNIZED HOW GOOD A JOB THEY DO SO, WE WENT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM, AND WE WANT TO HOLD THEM VERY CLOSE BECAUSE THEY DO A GOOD JOB >> FOR THE QUESTION, TO BE CLEAR — >> President Trump: THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO SIT DOWN

>> YOU DID NOT ANSWER MY QUESTION VERY SIMPLY, WHY ARE YOU PITTING AMERICANS AGAINST ONE ANOTHER? >> President Trump: I AM NOT I WILL TELL YOU WHAT, WE WON A LOT OF ELECTIONS LAST NIGHT WE DO VERY WELL LAST NIGHT AND I THINK THAT IT IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY POSITIVE IMPACT

I WATCHED NBC THEY DID NOT REPORTED EXACTLY CORRECTLY BUT THAT IS VERY, THAT IS THE FACT WITH NBC NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THAT BUT I WANT THIS COUNTRY TO HAVE PROTECTION

WE WANT TO SECURITY IN OUR COUNTRY I WENT SECURITY, PETER I MEAN, YOU MAY BE DO NOT THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT AND I THINK WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE IT, YOU ARE INDEED GOING FOR A CRIME >> YOU SAID THAT YOU WOULD SIGN A AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP, ARE STILL GOING TO DO THAT? >> President Trump: YOU WILL ANSWER THAT QUESTION A LITTLE BIT LATER

GO AHEAD >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT THE INVESTIGATION BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE LAST SPRING, IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR — >> President Trump: A LONG TIME >> OVER A YEAR OVER THE REPUBLICANS HAD, IS THIS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU MR

PRESIDENT, TO AND THEY INVESTIGATION? WOULD YOU CONSIDER REMOVING MR MUELLER FROM HIS INVESTIGATION? >> President Trump: I COULD HAVE ENDED IT WHEN EVER I WANTED THERE WAS NO COLLUSION THERE WAS NO ANYTHING I DID NOT

THEY WENT AFTER HACKERS AND I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT THEY WENT AFTER PEOPLE WITH TAX PROBLEMS FROM YEARS AGO THEY WENT AFTER PEOPLE WITH LOANS AND OTHER THINGS IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CAMPAIGN THIS IS AN INVESTIGATION WHERE MANY, MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAS BEEN SPENT

AND THERE IS NO COLLUSION WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ON COLLUSION THERE IS NO COLLUSION AND I THINK THAT IT IS VERY BAD FOR OUR COUNTRY I WILL TELL YOU

I THINK THAT IT IS A SHAME AND APRIL CAME OUT TODAY, BY THE WAY, FROM NBC AT LEAST I SAW ITF THE PEOPLE DO NOT AGREE WITH THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION OR WAS NOT APPROVED THEY HAVE APPROVAL AND DISAPPROVAL, AND IT HAD A MUCH HIGHER DISAPPROVAL RATE IT SHOULD END BECAUSE IT IS VERY BAD FOR OUR COUNTRY

AND I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS EXPENSE AND THE OTHER THING IS, THEY SHOULD LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE ALSO THEY ONLY LOOK AT ONE SIDE THEY ARE NOT LOOKING AT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT CAME UP DURING THIS INVESTIGATION THEY DO NOT DO THAT

THEY SHOULD ALSO GET PEOPLE THAT CAN BE FAIR, NOT 13 OR 14 OR 17 I CALL THEM THE "ANGRY DEMOCRATS" THEY ARE ANGRY PEOPLE IT IS A VERY UNFAIR THING FOR THE COUNTRY YOU THINK IT IS UNFAIR TO MEAN? IT IS VERY BAD FOR A COUNTRY >> MR

PRESIDENT, IF IT IS UNFAIR TO THE COUNTRY AND IT IS COSTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS — >> President Trump: I HAVE ANSWERED THE QUESTION GO AHEAD, TAKE THE MIC I WILL GIVE YOU VOTER SUPPRESSION YOU JUST HAVE TO — SIT DOWN PLEASE SIT DOWN PAIRED I DID NOT CALL YOU

I DID NOT CALL YOU I WILL GIVE YOU VOTER SUPPRESSION LOOK AT THE CNN POLLS HOW INACCURATE THEY WERE THAT IS CALLED VOTER SUPPRESSION >> THANK YOU, MR

PRESIDENT >> President Trump: I'M NOT RESPONDING EXCUSE ME, I AM NOT RESPONDING TO YOU I'M TALKING TO THIS GENTLEMAN, WILL YOU PLEASE SIT DOWN? EXCUSE ME WOULD YOU PLEASE SIT DOWN

PLEASE GO AHEAD >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT NOW THAT THE HOUSE OF — >> President Trump: IT IS SUCH A HOSTILE MEETING IT IS SO SAD

YOU ASKED ME — NO, YOU REALLY UNTOUCHED — INTERRUPTED HIM HE RUDELY INTERRUPTED HIM >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT DEAR MEN DON'T MAKE DEMANDS FOR HIS MEAN THE SAME TO THE U

S CONGRESS ON IMMIGRATION AND EXCHANGE FOR A DOC FIX, AND AMNESTY APPROVAL OF 17 MILLIONU WILLING TO CHANGE THE DEMANDS THAT YOU MADE TO CONGRESS EARLIER? >> President Trump: I THINK THAT WE CAN DO SOMETHING WITH DACA AND WE HAD SOME GOOD WORK, BUT A JUDGE RULED THAT DACA WAS OKAY HAD IT THEY NOT RULE THAT WAY, WE WOULD'VE MADE A DEAL BUT THEN THE DEMOCRATS DID NOT WANT TO TALK ANYMORE

SO WE WILL SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT AT THE SUPREME COURT GO AHEAD >> CAN YOU TAKE A QUESTION FROM THE INCUMBENT, PLEASE? >> President Trump: FROM WHERE? YES, GO AHEAD GO AHEAD WHICH GROUP? WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TAKE — GO AHEAD, MA'AM

EITHER ONE OR BOTH ARE YOU TOGETHER? GO AHEAD >> WE ARE NOT TOGETHER MR

PRESIDENT, HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO CRITICS THAT YOU MESSAGE ON THE CAMPAIGN TOWARDS MINORITIES HAVE BEEN POLARIZING? >> President Trump: I DO NOT THINK THAT THERE HAS BEEN AT ALL >> ONE OF THEM IS VEILED TO THE HOUSE MAKING HISTORY, IS THIS A REBUKE OF THIS? >> President Trump: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND >> IS IT A REBUKE OF THE MESSAGE, IS THIS MULTIETHNIC AND MULTICULTURAL AMERICA? >> President Trump: I CANNOT ANSWER THAT QUESTION I CAN ONLY SAY THIS, YOU LOOK AT THE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, ASIAN-AMERICANS, OR HISPANIC AMERICANS, THEY ARE AT A HISTORIC HIGH THE POLL CAME OUT RECENTLY WHERE MY NUMBERS WITH HISPANICS AND WITH AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE THE HIGHEST, THE BEST THAT THEY HAVE EVER BEEN, THAT TOOK PLACE TWO OR THREE DAYS AGO

I HAVE THE BEST NUMBERS WITH AFRICAN AMERICA — HISPANIC-AMERICAN THAN I HAVE EVER HAD BEFORE AND USE OF THE SAMPLE, I CANNOT SAY THAT, I CAN SAY THIS, YOU LOOK AT MEDIAN INCOME, YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, THEY ARE DOING THE BEST THAT THEY HAVE EVER DONE AND IT REFLECTS, IT REALLY IS VERY REFLECTIVE IN THE POLLS >> MR PRESIDENT I'M FROM BROOKLYN, SO YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ME

MY QUESTION IS ON HEALTH CARE HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO KEEP PREMIUMS DOWN? AND COVER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WITHOUT THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE TO FUND IT? >> President Trump: WHAT WE ARE DOING AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, ALSO SECRETARY SEPARATELY BUT THEY HAVE DONE, THEY HAVE COME UP WITH SOME INCREDIBLE HEALTH CARE PLANS WHICH IS POSING GREAT COMPETITION AND DRIVING THE PRICE IS RIGHT DOWN WE ARE GETTING RID OF INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IT WAS UNFAIR TO A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT WE ARE COVERING THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT

THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE WAS A DISASTER, BECAUSE PEOPLE THAT COULD NOT NECESSARILY AFFORD IT OR HAVING TO PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF NOT HAVING TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE AND IT WAS BAD HEALTH CARE AT THAT SO WE ARE WORKING MANY PLANS FOR HEALTH CARE CREATING TREMENDOUS COMPETITION WE HAD OBAMACARE REPEALED AND REPLACED

UNFORTUNATELY, ONE PERSON CHANGED HIS MIND AT THE LAST MOMENT AND WE HAD NO DEMOCRAT SUPPORT I HAVE TO SAY THAT WE DID NOT HAVE ONE VOTE WE WOULD HAVE REPEALED IT, REPLACED IT AND WE WOULD'VE HAD A GOOD HEALTH CARE PLAN

NOW WE ARE DOING AT A DIFFERENT WAY WE ARE DOING AT A DIFFERENT WAY BY GETTING RID OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE IS A VERY, VERY POPULAR THING AND A VERY IMPORTANT THING AND PEOPLE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE APPRECIATED

GO AHEAD NO, THAT IS ENOUGH GO AHEAD, PLEASE >> THANK YOU, SIR, ONE, I KNOW THAT YOU WENT THROUGH THE RESULTS AND YOU SIGN THEM LATE LAST NIGHT, WHAT LESSON DID YOU LEARN MOST FROM LOOKING AT THE RESULTS? IS THERE ONE THING IS YOU REVIEWED THAT YOU WILL CHANGE, YOUR STRATEGY NOT JUST FOR CONGRESS? BUT GOING AHEAD? AND A FOLLOW-UP >> President Trump: I THINK THAT PEOPLE LIKE ME

I THINK THAT THEY LIKE THE JOB I AM DOING, FRANKLY BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT EVERY PLACE THAT I DID A RALLY, HE COULD NOT DO IT WITH EVERYBODY BUT IT WAS VERY HARD TO DO IT WITH PEOPLE IN CONGRESS BECAUSE THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY, THERE WOULD BE TOO MANY STOPS BUT I DID IT WITH THE SENATE

I DID IT WITH ANDY BARR, AS YOU KNOW AND HE ONE MAN HE WON A VERY TOUGH RACE AGAINST McGRATH I WAS AT A VERY TOUGH RACE IN KENTUCKY AND HE WAS DOWN QUITE A BIT

I WENT THERE AND WE HAD A TREMENDOUS, SUCCESSFUL, SOME OF YOU WERE AT THAT RALLY, AND HE WON THAT RACE BUT I COULD ONLY DO THAT SO MUCH, BECAUSE THERE ARE JUST SO MANY PLAYERS INVOLVED BUT I DID FOCUS ON THE SENATE, AND WE HAD TREMENDOUS SUCCESS WITH THE SENATE >> CAN I ASK YOU ONE MORE QUESTION, IF YOU DO NOT MIND, I'M SO SORRY SIR, IT IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE RUSHING TO IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, YOU KNOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020, DO YOU WANT TO LOCK DOWN YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW? WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT BEER RUNNING MATE IN 2020? >> President Trump: I HAVE NOT ASKED HIM, BUT I HOPE SO

MIKE, WILL YOU BE MY RUNNING MATE? WILL YOU? THANK YOU IF THE ANSWER IS YES THAT WAS UNEXPECTED, BUT I FEEL VERY FINE YES, PLEASE >> THANK YOU, MR

PRESIDENT, GOING BACK TO THE POTENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN CONGRESS, SOME SAY THAT YOU COULD STOP ALL OF THIS — >> President Trump: I COULD FIRE EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW BUT I DO NOT WANT TO STOP IT, BECAUSE POLITICALLY I DO NOT LIKE TO STOP IT IT IS A DISGRACE IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN STARTED, BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CRIME EVERYBODY HAS CONFLICTS

THEY ALL HAVE CONFLICTS OVER THERE THAT ARE BEYOND ANYTHING THAT ANYBODY HAS EVER SEEN IN TERMS OF CONFLICTS FROM THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ASK FOR JOBS, FROM THE FACT THAT THEY ARE VERY GOOD FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE, LIKE REALLY GOOD FRIENDS LIKE COMEY, WHO BY THE WAY, LIED AND TO LEAKED AND LEAKED CLASSIFIED INFORMATION NOTHING HAPPENED TODAY ARE MIND, OR PERHAPS, MAYBE SOMETHING IS HAPPENING THAT I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I DO? I LET IT GO ON

THEY ARE WASTING A LOT OF MONEY BUT I LET IT GO ON, BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT BUT YOU ARE RIGHT, I COULD END IT RIGHT NOW I COULD SAY THAT INVESTIGATION IS OVER BUT IT IS REALLY, IT IS A DISGRACE, FRANKLY

AND IT IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR COUNTRY IS THIS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY AND IT IS TOO BAD >> WHAT ABOUT THE COMPLICATION OF THE DOCUMENTS >> President Trump: WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT VERY SERIOUSLY

THE DECLASSIFICATION, WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT VERY SERIOUSLY IT IS AMAZING HOW PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE JUST DO NOT WANT THOSE DOCUMENTS DECLASSIFIED WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT VERY CAREFULLY I CERTAINLY WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE MIDTERMS >> CAN I ASK YOU ONE MORE QUESTION, MR

PRESIDENT ? >> President Trump: GO AHEAD >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT YOU CAMPAIGNED AS A PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT YOU HAVE DEFENDED THE RIGHTS OF UNBORN CHILDREN

YOU KNOW HAVE A DIVIDED CONGRESS, IT IS UNLIKELY TO PASS THE PRO-LIFE BILL >> President Trump: A VERY TOUGH ISSUE >> HOW WILL YOU PUSH FORWARD YOUR PRO-LIFE AGENDA? >> President Trump: I WILL JUST PUSH I'VE DONE A GOOD JOB TOO WE ARE VERY HAPPY

BUT IT IS A TOUGH DECISION FOR THE TWO SIDES PAID WHAT WILL I DO? I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THAT TO YOU BECAUSE IT IS AN ISSUE THAT IS A VERY DIVISIVE, POLARIZING ISSUE BUT THERE IS A SOLUTION, I THINK THAT I HAVE THAT SOLUTION AND NOBODY ELSE DOES WE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THAT

YES, GO AHEAD, PLEASE SHE TOOK YOUR PLACE, BUT THAT IS OKAY >> MR PRESIDENT, JUST A QUESTION ON RURAL AMERICA, IN INDIANA NORTH DAKOTA, FOLKS TURN OUT FOR A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE COULD YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR AGENDA IN TERMS OF TRADE AND THE FARM BILL? >> President Trump: THE FARM BILL IS WORKING REALLY WELL

WE COULD'VE HAD IT APPROVED AT ANY TIME HAD BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO GET WORK RULES ARE APPROVED THE FARMERS WANTED, I LIKE IT THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT GIVING US THE TEN BOATS THAT WE NEED EVERYBODY WANTS IT, THE FARMERS WANT IT, BUT THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT APPROVING THE FARM BILL WITH WORK LAWS WE COULD HAVE A VERY FAST WITHOUT THE WORK RULES

BUT WE WANT THE WORK RULES IN AND THE DEMOCRATS JUST DO NOT WANT TO VOTE FOR THAT SO AT SOME POINT, THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY MAYBE A PRICE AFTER >> MR PRESIDENT

THANK YOU, VERY MUCH, MR PRESIDENT HAVE YOU SEEN ANY EVIDENCE THAT RUSSIA OR CHINA INTERVENED IN YESTERDAY'S ELECTION? >> President Trump: WE WILL MAKE A FULL REPORT UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THAT ISSUE AND IF YOU SPEAK WITH THE FBI, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMING TO SPEAK TO HOMELAND SECURITY, WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME

IT GETS VERY LITTLE COVERAGE IN THE PAPERS TO COVER THE NONSENSE, BUT YOU DO NOT COVER THE IMPORTANT PART THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND BE UP BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON CHINA, AND RUSSIA AND EVERYBODY ELSE LOOKING INTO OUR ELECTIONS OR MEDDLING WITH OUR ELECTIONS BUT PEOPLE TEND NOT TO WRITE ABOUT IT

BUT WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD >> WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO SAY TO PRESIDENT XI INTO PRESIDENT PUTIN WHEN YOU MEET WITH THEM LATER THIS MONTH? >> President Trump: I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH I KNOW THAT PRESIDENT XI — I KNOW HIM BETTER BUT I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH BOTH I HAD A GOOD MEETING IN RUSSIA THAT YOU PEOPLE DO NOT AGREE WITH

IT DOES NOT MATTER, OBVIOUSLY BUT THE FACT THAT I HAD A VERY, VERY GOOD MEETING A VERY, VERY GOOD MEETING WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN AND A LOT WAS DISCUSSED ABOUT SECURITY, SYRIA, ABOUT UKRAINE, ABOUT THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA ALLOWED A VERY LARGE PART OF UKRAINE TO BE TAKEN AND RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE SUBMARINES OFF OF THAT PARTICULAR PARCEL

>> THAT WAS PRESIDENT PUTIN WHO ANNEXED CRIMEA >> President Trump: THAT WAS DURING PRESIDENT OBAMA RIGHT? THERE WAS NOT DURING ME >> THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT'S ANNEXATION >> President Trump: IT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN

AT A NOTHING TO DO WITH ME GO AHEAD >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT, FROM SKY NEWS YOU ARE A MAN WHO LIKES TO WIN, BUT LAST NIGHT WHO IS NOT AN ABSOLUTE VICTORY

>> President Trump: I WILL BE HONEST, I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A VERY CLOSE TO COMPLETE VICTORY WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF NEGOTIATION WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF DEALMAKING, BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT DEALMAKING, AGAIN, IF WE HAD THE MAJORITY, AND WE HAD ONE, TWO, THREE VOTES TO PLAY WITH, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN AT A STANDSTILL I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A CHANCE TO GET ALONG VERY WELL WITH THE DEMOCRATS, AND IF THAT IS THE CASE, WE CAN DO A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF LEGISLATION, AND GET IT APPROVED FROM BOTH PARTIES SO I CONSIDER IT TO BE — AND LOOK, I WON GEORGIA

PRESIDENT OBAMA CAMPAIGNED VERY HARD IN GEORGIA OPRAH WINFREY CAMPAIGNED VERY, VERY HARD ALL OVER THE TELEVISION I SAID THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE TOUGH I ONLY HAD ME I DID NOT HAVE ANYBODY ELSE

AND I WENT TO GEORGIA, AND WE HAD ONE OF THE LARGEST CROWDS THAT ANYBODY HERE HAS SEEN EVER AT A POLITICAL RALLY AND YOU KNOW IT'S COMING HE WON AND HE WON ACTUALLY BY A PRETTY GOOD MARGIN AND THEN WE WENT TO FLORIDA, AND THEY HAD CELEBRITIES ALL OVER THE PLACE AND A MAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A VERY SMART PERSON WAS RUNNING

RON DeSANTIS, AND PEOPLE DID NOT GIVE THEM A CHANCE AND I WENT, AND WE DID SOME GREAT WORK AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT GOVERNOR AT THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE SENATE AND A LOT OF MONEY WAS POURING IN FOR THE DEMOCRATS, THIS IS A MAN WHO HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR LIKE 44 YEARS, OR SOMETHING

THIS IS A MAN WHO IS A PROFESSIONAL GETTING ELECTED AND BEING IN OFFICE SO BILL NELSON, NOT EASY TO BEAT, OKAY THEY HAD A LOT OF CELEBRATION COMING

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