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And he's meeting today with some boy representatives, Mike Pence is leaving today, as you know, we needed to take an extra day for security reasons, but Mike is leaving. Mike Pompeo will be meeting also, sir, who's here right now with us. And he's going to be joining the meeting. We have a lot of great people over there. We'll see. In the meantime, our soldiers are not in harm's way as they shouldn't be as two countries fight over land.
That has nothing to do with us. And the Kurds are much safer right now. But the Kurds know how to fight. And as I said, they're not angels. They're not angels. Take a look. You have to go back and take a look. But they fought with us. We paid a lot of money for them to fight with us. And that's OK. They did well when they fought with us. They didn't do so well when they didn't fight with us.
When I refused to allow the Americans a year and a half ago to fight with the Kurds against Iraq, I said, wait a minute. This country stupidly just spent a fortune on fighting war with around Iraq. Nobody knows how they spent it, but they spent actually we're in the Middle East now for eight trillion dollars, if you can believe that stupidity. But in Iraq, we're in for probably five and a half trillion. So they're telling me, wait a minute, we just spent five and a half trillion fighting in Iraq and with Iraq.
And now we're supposed to spend money to fight with the Kurds against Iraq. I said no, thank you. So what happens is when I said we're not going to fight with the Kurds, the Kurds left. They didn't want to fight against Iraq, which right now isn't the greatest fighting force in the world. That happened twice. The Kurds actually are pulling back substantially from Turkey and serious falling in Syria. Probably will have a partner of Russia, whoever they may have.
I wish them all a lot of luck. You know, Russia was involved in Afghanistan, used to be called the Soviet Union. Now it's called Russia for a reason because they lost so much money in Afghanistan that they had a downsized very big downsizing. So if Russia wants to get involved with the with Syria, that's really up to them. They have a problem with Turkey. They have a problem at the border. It's not our border. We shouldn't be losing lives over it.
But again, we only had 28 soldiers who was 26, 28. I got all different numbers that ends up being 28, between 26, 28, two people, and they're fully accounted for. So that's the story. It's very simple. And we're watching and we're negotiating and we're trying to get Turkey to do the right thing because we'd like to stop wars regardless whether Americans are in or whether they're not in. We want to see war stop. That's a very important thing.
On a humanitarian basis, we want to see that happen.
Are you that might be able to arrange a cease fire? What what are you going. Yes. The answer was not at all. General Nygard, send us or them into a funky Navy ship and see that defenses. And I'm glad to hear that. He joined. She's on the set up bail. Is someone a good sound would be standing over the case, which ended up a poodle. Call me. I took to accommodate little prima donna, miss inside in Austin somebody to give and thought, oh, no, this will not solve.
That's a little severe enough with that. I say let us see one a while local. But see it then. Then I see. That's enough. You know, a little a low budget. But in Afghanistan, it's not gonna get away at all. Did it seem that bad? It equates to kinetic energy when you disappear. You pick one to be one that could do it. Let's see if we could get more competitive men in Seminole and Yankel.
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When I first started Queensland, limitations of Dema, I say no more. I thought I made the call. Dante did not any good. Shotty thought it Gorsky. She's glad that it's OK. She's asking me if I could ask you a question. So I view the situation on the Turkish border with Syria to be for the United States strategic. Brilliant. Our soldiers are out of there. Our soldiers are totally safe. They've got to work it out.
Maybe they can do without fighting serious protecting the Kurds.
That's good. We are. And by the way, every player hates ISIS. Everybody, we're talking about Syria more than us. Russia more than us. They've done a big number on Russia. And we're over there fighting ISIS, but they're over there fighting ISIS, too.
They can handle it and they should handle it. We can fight our own battles on our own territories. But you have a lot of countries over there that hate ISIS as much as we do. In some cases, probably more so they can take care of ISIS. We have them captured. The United States captured them. Some were released just for effect to make us look a little bit like, oh, gee, we've got to get right back in there.
But you have a lot of countries over there that have power and that hate ISIS very much as much as we do. So I think we're in a very strategically good position. I know the factors as it make it look that way. But we have we've removed all of our. As we said, 50 soldiers, but much less than 50 soldiers there now in a very, very safe location heading into an even safer location. And we will help negotiate.
We have tremendously powerful sanctions. Our country has become economically much more powerful than, frankly, it ever was. We picked up trillions and trillions of dollars and worth the market was a big yesterday. It's going to be a big today. It looks like the trade deal with China just having to do with what we've done with the financial services, with banks, with with the farmers has been incredible, far greater than anyone ever thought. I agree it hasn't been papered yet, but it's being paper.
But in the meantime, as you know, and as we've said many times, China's already started buying. They want to buy. They want to make a deal. They really have to make a deal. Their economy economy's been hurt very badly by what we've done then by the tariffs that we've charge. We've taken in tremendous amounts of tariffs. A small portion of them we've given to the farmer, which the farmers, which is more than made up for what they've lost.
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Okay. But no one ever equates to benefit.
And because of the newfound economic power of the United States, because of the fact that we've made so many trillions, many, many trillions of dollars and worth of the United States. I call it the newfound economic power. If my opponent would have won, China would right now be the most powerful nation economically in the world. And right now they're not even close. And if we're smart, they never will get us. But it depends on who sits in this chair.
But the United States has tremendous economic power, far more power than playing around with having a few soldiers shooting, shooting each other at the border. I mean, you have a few soldiers back and forth killing each other at the border. The power we have with sanctions and tariffs is far greater than what we're talking about. With that being said, our military has been completely rebuilt. Much of the equipment's already been delivered. We spent two and a half trillion dollars rebuilding it over the last three years.
And are our military powers at the highest level and our economic. Power is at the highest level. But I'd always rather use economic power before I use military power because people aren't getting killed with economic power.
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But you only had 40 paid for a place finish in the type of care may say cuando. I was hoping that I could make a shot on top of a demented. Well done. If you don't see I mean some of the better Boingo that is getting made. You feel lost rather put in that are have been on for political trolling days up until all natural candidates would be caught. Interestingly enough, the. And before the members of the press introduce topics that have already been discussed this morning, President Trump was talking about the possible implementation of tariffs on European products following the whole Airbus affair.
Of course, that's a topic that we will certainly be discussing this morning. And I do hope that we can come up with a cooperative based approach and a frank discussion so we can avoid retaliation between the two parties. Italy and I myself personally have always felt that it's better to talk things through, to find a common solution, to find some sort of understanding for one another's stances, because the alternative to that would be terrorists, followed by retaliation, followed by further terrorists.
And we also have to understand that we are waiting for a solution of the Boeing affair as well. So, of course, within the spirit of the Atlantic alliance, within the spirit of the friendship we've always had. I do feel it would be best to discuss these things and understand one another.
Well, in theory, there can't be retaliation because this was an award that we got because of the fact that the European Union took advantage of past presidents. And this was an award that we got for the unfair treatment given to the United States by the European Union. So there should be no retaliation. This was getting us even because seven and a half billion dollars worth of things happen, bad things happened, unfair things happened to the United States by the European Union.
So this was just getting us back to even. And nobody else but me would have gotten that seven and a half billion dollars back for the taxpayers of the United States.
But because he was violated and I mean, to defeat a Sunni majority cattle, then when machine equals you didn't need the start of the Gulf. I said we thought you own took note of their sympathies. So that will give us some body increases that can be. And that's of. It's not anything you should tell me. Yeah. Yeah.
Sorry. Of course, things that John Bolton said January the he was acting. Are you concerned that Bolton could be called to testify?
John Bolton. I get along well with him. Some people didn't. Some people didn't like John Bolton. I actually got along with them pretty well.
It just didn't work out.
I don't know that he got along with Rudy Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, who were seeking out corruption and what happens mostly in the 2016 election because there was tremendous corruption in the 2016 election. I think even you would admit that the election was it was disgraceful what happened and what happened to me and what happened to the Republicans. And that continues with Nancy Pelosi and with Schiff. Adam Schiff got caught making up statements that he said. I said that I didn't say which is fraud.
I mean, it's pure purely fraudulent. So it continues. So Rudy was a great prosecutor. He was the best mayor in the history of the city of New York, as far as I can see. I think he's pretty much acknowledged what he did with her crime and everything else. And when he saw what was going on with our election of 2016, the election I won, but the election that was absolutely corrupted by things that took place in government.
Now we'll see what happens. The I.G. Report is going to come out soon and we'll see what happens. I think people I know nothing about it in terms of the report. I'm waiting for the report. Like everybody else. But I predict you will see things that you don't even believe.
The level of corruption, whether it's Komi, whether it's struck in his lover page, whether it's so many other people, McCabe, whether it's President Obama himself. Let's see whether or not it's President Obama. Let's see whether or not they put that and where met. Let's see whether or not. So Rudy saw that.
And I can tell you, Rudy Giuliani, because he was very, very incensed at the horrible things that he saw as our many people. OK. And many Republicans and the Republicans have been treated very unfairly by the Democrats. I'll say this. Paul Ryan would never issue a subpoena. I don't say right or wrong. He wouldn't do it. He had too much respect for our country. Nancy Pelosi hands him out like cookies. Everybody. I don't even know these people for the most part.
People like that. A test of I don't even know who they are. I never even heard of some of them. Most of them. But I have all these people testifying and then they leak out. They don't say the good parts, only say the bad parts. We're not allowed to representation. We're not allowed to lawyers. We're not allowed to have anything. The Democrats are treating the Republicans very, very badly. Fortunately, we have a lot of good, strong, smart Republicans, but they never dealt, John, with the Democrats the way the Democrats deal and the Republicans want.
Forget it. Because what they're doing, what the Democrats are doing to this nation is a disgrace, what they have done, the disrespect that they've shown to the presidency. And it'll happen to them because if the Republicans have the House, which I think they will because of impeachment, I think that because of this nonsense, impeachment, it's based on a perfect phone conversation, an absolutely perfect phone conversation with the president of Ukraine, a friend of mine, who's a top lawyer, ready as if this is perfect.
You didn't say did you know this was going to happen? I actually thought it was going to happen. There were many people listening to that conversation, because when I speak to a leader like if I speak to the president of Italy, if I speak to anybody, I know that there are many intelligence people on the line. I know that. I mean, with my understanding and knowledge, I don't know exactly who, but I assume there are many people.
Fortunately, they had transcribers stenographers, people that do this for a living on the line because we have an exact copy of the report of the of the gall.
So the call was put out immediately when I started hearing about the whistleblower while the whistleblowers report was totally wrong. The whistleblower didn't know what he was talking about or was given false information or was even worse than that. Now, all of a sudden shift doesn't want to talk to the whistleblower. Now, all of a sudden, quid pro quo doesn't matter because now they see in the goal there was no quid pro quo. So with Rudy, Rudy was seeking out corruption.
And I think there's nothing wrong with seeking out corruption.
Look, what did you have Steve registers for?
I don't know what he did. I don't know. That's up to him that you have to ask. She has been known. You have to ask Rudy those questions. Don't ask me. But Rudy was one of many people that was incensed at the corruption that took place during that election. Pure corruption, for instance. I still ask the FBI, where is the server? How come the FBI never got the server from the DNC? Whereas the server.
I want to see the server. Let's see what's on the server. So the server, they say, is held by a company whose primary ownership individual is from Ukraine. I'd like to see the server. I think it's very important for this country to see the server. Nobody wants to see it. The media never wants to see it. But I'll tell you, Republicans want to see it. So Republicans aren't treated. What? Here's the problem.
I think we're gonna take the House based on what's happening with the impeachment stuff.
And the Republicans can do the same thing in reverse.
If they ever have it, I hope it's going to be a long time because nobody has done a better job with the economy, with our military. Whether I've rebuilt the military, our economy is the best it's ever been. We have numbers that just came out where not including taxes, the median household income for the average American has increased five thousand dollars in a very short time since I've been president. Nobody's ever heard a numbers like that. So people want to find out.
Why was it so corrupt during that election? And I want to find out more than anybody else. Steve. Go ahead.
As many as 50 nuclear weapons are at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. Confident those weapons are safe?
We're confident. And we have a great a great air base there, very powerful air base. That air base alone can take any place. It's a large, powerful air base. And, you know, Turkey, just so people remember, Turkey as a NATO member was supposed to get along with our NATO members. And Turkey is a NATO member. Do people want us to start shooting at a NATO member? That would be a first.
And that's all involved having to do with NATO.
Well, I'd say this. I think that she's done this country a tremendous disservice. She's created a phony witch hunt, another one. First one failed. They're all failing. This one is just absolutely crazy. All you have to do is read the transcript of the call. Read the transcript. This is a open and shut simple case. They're desperate because they know they're going to lose the election. They're desperate to do something because they know they're going to lose the election.
This administration has created the strongest economy in the history of our country. We have the greatest stock market. We had over 100 times. We broke the record for stock market peoples for.
If you look at people's stocks there for one case. If you look at anything you want to look at, they're far better off now than they probably ever have been in this country. Record stock markets and no, forget stock markets, not just rich people. It's all people because all people own in the stock market. It's New York Stock Exchange. All of them. They're at record highs. Nobody's ever done what we've done. So they're playing games.
They figured they can't win the election. So maybe we could find some ground. We'll get somebody that Trump never met and maybe they'll say something bad about Trump. And if they do really bad, maybe it can stick a little bit. I don't think it's going to work. They've treated the Republican Party with great disrespect. OK. Thank you very much.
Thank you. Thank you.
My meeting with the family was really, uh. It was beautiful in a certain way. They did not want to meet with the person in question. But we had a very good meeting. They're very nice people.
And we met with a full group was four people, actually, as you you know how it's all broken up. And the meeting took place right here at about six o'clock last night. And it was very sad, to be honest. She lost and they lost their son. I believe it was going down the wrong way because that happens in Europe. You go to Europe and the roads are opposite and it's very tough. If you're from the United States, you do make that that decision to make a right turn where you're supposed to make a left turn, the roads are opposite.
And she said that's what happened. That happens to a lot of people, by the way. But she said that's what happened. She was in the room right out there. We met right here in these this area. And I offered to bring the person in question in. And they weren't ready for it. But I did offer I spoke with Boris. He asked me if I do that. And I did it. Unfortunately, they wanted to meet with her.
And unfortunately, when we had everybody together, they decided not to meet. Perhaps they had lawyers involved by that time. I don't know exactly. I know the people were lovely. They were very nice. And they were, you know, desperately sad.
You needed at one point that they were interested.
I thought they were based on what I saw. They wanted to meet. But now they say they only want to meet if they're in the U.K. and that'll be up to them. But I did meet the family and I expressed condolences on behalf of our country. Thank you very much, everybody.
Thank you. Thank you. Wait, wait. There's a great question I'm being asked. This is maybe the greatest question I've been asked in a long time. Please put those mikes over here. Go ahead, Sandy.
It again were waiting for the WTO cause, the biggest economy in the world. Right.
We are looking at Italy very strongly.
And as you know, the seven and a half is to be divided the way we say we've divided it up. Italy has got a problem with the way we've divided it up because they said they had much less to do with it and Germany had more to do with it and France had more to do with it. As an example. So we are going to look at that very strongly. Ambassador Light Heizer is here. We're gonna look at it very strongly.
Okay. Thank you. Good question.
I love that question. Thank you all very much.
Thank you. Plus. Thanks, everybody. I do want a beer. Thank you. I'll talk to you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody.
Thank you, Steve. Always treat them nice. Treat you like you're doing amazing. Firstly, I understand. I got.