I meant numbers just came out and they're the best numbers we've had in over 50 years. The unemployment number is down to three point five percent. So that goes way, way back. But we haven't had numbers like this in a long time. Wages are up by almost 3 percent. That's a fantastic increase for everybody out there working. We're very happy about those numbers. The stock market is substantially up as it was yesterday, and our country does well.
Europe is not doing well. Asia is doing poorly. To put it mildly. And we continue to do very well with a miracle. But the unemployment numbers just came out, three point five percent unemployment. And that is a tremendous number, the lowest that over 50 years. So very happy. And I think really very important. Again, I'll say wages are up. What I was running. Wages were nowhere. They were going down and people were having doing three jobs.
They were making less money than they made 20 years before. Now wages are up. So we're very happy about that. One other thing having to do with Poland. So Poland is a country, great people. We have a lot of Polish Americans living in the United States. I've just signed. I will soon be signing and sign certain preliminary applications. We will be giving a full visa waiver to Poland. That means that people from Poland can easily travel there and people from here can easily go back and forth.
They give each people from the US, people from Poland can very easily go back and forth between the United States and Poland. So they've been trying to get this for many, many decades. And I got it for the Polish people in honor of the Polish people in the United States, added vollard. So very happy with that. Yeah. You've got 4.00pm used by the Post this morning for line. Well, I heard Adams. You've got four Pinocchios.
That's good. He should have gotten them two and a half years ago. That's a very nice question. Let me shake your hand. I've done a very nice blog. It's almost a surprise, and I figured that was a trick question. Well, right. Well, we'll be issuing a letter. As everybody knows, we've been treated very unfairly, very different from anybody else. If you go over not only history I've seen you go over any aspect of life, you'll see how unfairly we've been treated.
We've done a fantastic job. Everything to me is about corruption. We want to find out what happened with 2016. And as you know, there's a lot of work going on of that. I don't care about Biden's campaign. What I do care about corruption, his campaign, that's up to him. Politics. That's up to them. I don't care about politics. Politics, as I think I made clear. And yesterday, somebody asked me a question and I gave an answer, but always in the form of corruption.
What I want to do and I think I have an obligation to do it, probably a duty to do it. Corruption. We are looking for corruption. When you look at what Biden and his son did, when you look at other people, what they've done, and I believe there was tremendous corruption with Biden. But I think that was beyond I mean, beyond corruption, having to do with the 2016 campaign and what these lowlifes did to so many people.
There are so many people in the Trump campaign which was successful despite all of the fighting. I mean, despite all of the unfairness. So we are looking at corruption. We're not looking at politics. We're looking at corruption. What do you think? You could not survive, sir. I don't know. Somebody said that a long time ago. Was that in twenty? Seventeen? I don't know. You'd have to tell me what. All I can tell you, that's when I speak to foreign leaders.
I speak in an appropriate way. If you notice, they don't mention the call that I had with the president of Ukraine. They don't mention that because it was so good. The only time they mentioned it was when Adam Schiff made it up. You talk about Pinocchios that you get ten Pinocchios that he made up. He made up his story. It was a phony story. Adam Schiff. So they don't talk about that anymore. You know, when this came out, it was quid pro quo.
Well, there was done. Also yesterday, the ambassador who I heard was tremendous and a tremendous person. He was 100 percent for what we're saying, 100 percent. And if you look, he also said there was no quid pro quo. That's the whole ballgame. But now the Democrats don't bring that up anymore because they lost. Look. They never thought I was going to release the phone call between the Ukrainian president and myself when I released that call.
They were they were jumping around like you wouldn't believe. They didn't know how to respond. And then they found out and then they found out that the call itself was so bad for them. It was a perfect call. There was nothing we had that pull out. We've handed the call out to people and they say, wow, this is incredible. We're very proud of that girl. When I speak to a foreign leader, I speak in an appropriate manner.
Now, we're also doing trade deals with China and we're doing deals with a lot of people for the country. So I'm not looking to insult people. I could tell you that. But we could probably find that out to be more willing to do a trade deal with it if they get it right. No, it has nothing to do with it. Now, I want to do a trade deal with China, but only if it's good for our country.
It could happen. Do you want to? As you know, they're very much they're very much coming over next week. As I understand it, I'd like to do a trade deal with China, but only if it's a great trade deal for this. Got it. One thing has nothing to do with the I don't know how to proceed with an impeachment inquiry at this point, unofficially. Well, I wouldn't mind because we have no rights. The way they're doing it, they've taken away our rights.
So if they proceed and, you know, they'll just get their people, they're all in line because even though many of them don't want to vote, they have no choice. They have to follow their leadership. And then we'll get it to the Senate and we're going to win. The Republicans have been very unified. This is the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country. So we've been the one that started immediately. We went through two years of.
And that came out like a 10. We came out perfect. And a few days go by and they start this nonsense. And this is just as ridiculous. So the Democrats, unfortunately, they have the votes. They could vote very easily. Even though most of them many of them don't believe they should do. And I do believe I do believe that because of what they're doing with Pelosi and and their real leaders, AOC plus three, that's their real leaders.
I really believe. That they're going to pay a tremendous price in the polls. And we saw the first glimpse of it two weeks ago in a great state, North Carolina. We saw a great, great glimpse of what's going to happen because in North Carolina we had two races. One gentleman, Dan Bishop, was down by 17 points with three weeks to go and he won easily. And the other man, as you know, Rick Murphy, was up by about a little bit and he won by a massive amount.
I don't know, someplace in the 20s, 20 percent, there's nothing maybe higher. So I think you got your first glimpse of what's going to happen. And the big key is that I have to campaign there. But if you look at what happened in North Carolina, two races, we won both of them and we won them easily. And one was almost tied. And the other one was a big, big lead. And that one turned and the tie became a landslide.
Well, I don't know about Mitch. I have a lot of respect for Mitch McConnell. I know that I saw his statements and he thinks that this is ridiculous. He thinks it's unfair. I saw his statement yesterday that he put out where he read my phone conversation and he thought it was a wonderful gun possession and it was. But see, the Democrats don't talk about that anymore. They try to go to other things. These people are looking for anything they can get because they know they're going to lose the election.
And we're in election season now for them to be doing this now. It's never been done. What do you hope, you know, for young men? I know what you think. So we're dealing with North Korea. They want to meet and we'll be meeting with them. That's probably being set up as we speak, but we'll let you know. But North Korea would like to do something. Iran would like to do something. We have a lot of countries that a very good position right now.
Despite the witch hunt, which hurts our country and it hurts America. But Iran wants to do something. North Korea wants to do something. And China would like to do something. I don't know that you'd have to ask. It is the Justice Department investigating Joe Biden. Well, that you'd have to ask Attorney General Barr. But I can tell you, just as an observer, what I saw Biden do with his son. He is pillaging these countries and he's hurting us.
How would you like to have, as an example, Joe Biden negotiating the China deal if you took it over from me after the election? He would give them way. He would give them everything. He would give them everything. How would you like to have that? Joe Biden would just roll out the red carpet. He'd give him everything. So, again, this doesn't pertain to anything but corruption. And that has to do with me. I don't care about politics.
I don't care about anything. But I do care about corruption. I do have somebody take out a billion and a half dollars out of China who is totally unfit. He's unfit. They haven't got a billion and a half dollars. They have him. And now I'm hearing the number of fifty thousand a month. Now I'm hearing the number of fifty thousand dollars a month is very low. It's a much higher number that Biden's son was getting per month.
In fact, it's much higher for him to go and for him as a but him as a totally unqualified person to be getting hundreds of thousands a month is very, very sad. So so, again, is the Justice Department investigating that? I just don't know. Well, I think they follow the leader one thing with the Democrats, I give him credit for a lot of them don't want it. You know that you and the view of a lot of them are they still call him Trump districts where I won and then they won after when I wasn't running.
But I'm going to win a big if you look at what's happened with my polls, that through the roof. You know why? Because of this phony, which if you look at what happened with the fund raising, which set a record, the Republicans, because people are sick and tired of it. I got a call the other night from pastors, the big the biggest pastors, evangelical Christian. They said, we have never seen our religion or any religion so electrified.
They are they say they've never seen anything like it. Churches are joining hundreds of thousands of people. And you know that to a large extent because of you and your partner, the Democrats. Patmos, good night. Well, I think this I think that we are bright. We have a great relationship in the Senate. I have a 95 percent approval rating of the Republican Party. I believe the Senate that I have spoken to that many senators, but I believe the Senate is look at this as a hoax.
It's a witch hunt. It's a disgrace. Should it never happen? Just like Russia, collusion, delusion should have never happened. I was there with John just like that, should it never happen. So I think in the Senate, I think they feel that the Republican Party has been treated very, very badly. Now in the House, they have the majority. They all vote with AOC and and plus three. Nancy Pelosi is petrified of them.
I mean, she's afraid she's going to lose her position with Nancy Pelosi, will lose her speakership right after the election when the Republicans take over the House. We talk about the text messages that included holding off. The one text message that I saw was just about the last step, because I don't know I don't even know most of these ambassadors. I didn't even know their names. But the text message, the text message that I saw from Ambassador Soublet, who highly respected, was there's no quid pro quo.
He said that he said, by the way, it's almost sounded like in general, he said, by the way, there's no quid pro quo and there isn't. Now, for Biden, there would be. But listen to that. There is no pro quo. And that was the text message that I saw and that nullified you out. I do not want any corruption investigations that don't involve your political opponents. That is not a case where, you know, I really would have to love.
But I tell you what I asked for and what I always will ask for is anything having to do with corruption with respect to our government. If a foreign country can help us with respect to corruption and corruption probes and that I don't care if it's Biden or anybody else, but if they can help us. If Biden is corrupt, if his son is corrupt, when his son takes out billions of dollars million and he has no experience, he just got fired from the Navy.
When they do that, that's no good. So the only just to finish your question. Anything having to do with corruption? I actually feel I have an obligation to do that. I mean, someone advising you, finding uses. Okay, to solicit the help of other government to investigate a potential political opponent. I don't say anything. OK? I'll tell you what. Joe Biden, my desires. What, Joe? If we feel this corrupted like I feel there was in the 2016 campaign, there was tremendous corruption against me.
If we fail this corruption, we have a right to go to a foreign country. Just so you know, just so you know, I was investigating. I was investigating. OK. Me, me in my campaign. I ran. I won. I was in. You won't say that, will you? I was investigated. I was investigated. And they think it could have been by UK. They think it could have been by Australia. They think it could have been by Italy.
So when you get down to it, I was investigated by the Obama administration, by the Obama administration. I was investigated. So what these people do. But as far as I'm concerned, what I want to look at and what we want to investigate. Anything having to do with corruption. I view China as somebody we're trying to make a deal with. We have a very good chance of making a deal with. We've had good moments with China.
We've had bad moments with China. Right now we're in a very important stage in terms of possibly making a deal. If we make it, it'll be the biggest trade deal ever made. If we make it. But I view China as somebody that we deal with on the world stage. I would like to get along with China if we can and if we can. That's great. If we can't, that's OK, too. But what we're doing is we're negotiating a very tough deal.
If the deal is not going to be 100 percent for us, that we're not going to. And I will I will say this. I will say this. I will say this. China very much wants to make this deal. China is getting killed. The tariffs are killing China. What's happened is they have now three million loss of jobs. Their chains are broken up there. If you look at their supply chain, it's a disaster. Companies are go to other countries, including us.
China right now is a total disaster. No, no, no, no. Let me tell you, I'm only interested in corruption. I don't care about politics. I don't care about Biden's politics. I never thought Biden was going to win. To be honest, I picked somebody else a long time ago. Ed, we'll see what happens. But I never thought Biden was going to win. But I don't care. I mean, frankly, if we won, I'd be very happy.
I think he'd be an easy opponent. But I never thought Biden was going to win. I don't care about politics. But I do care about corruption. And this whole thing is about corruption. This whole thing this whole thing is about corruption. This is about this is about corruption. This is not about politics. This is about corruption. And if you look and you read our Constitution and many other things, we I have an obligation to look at corruption.
I have an actual obligation and a duty. What are you going to collaborate with the house? I don't know. That's up to the lawyers. I know the lawyers think they've never seen anything so unfair. They've never seen anything. So I just. I've been president now for almost three years and I've been going through this for almost three years. It's almost become like a part of my day. But in the meantime, we have the best economy we've ever had.
We have the best job numbers we've had in 51 years, the best unemployment numbers that we've had in a half a century. The best numbers that we've ever had. African-American, Hispanic, American, Asian, American, women, everything. We have the best numbers that we've had in many, many, many decades. And you know what? People understand that people are working. They're making money. If you look at one very important number that was just announced, wages up 3 percent.
That's unheard of. That's unheard of. So a great. I did it go up. We're investigating corruption. We're not investigating campaign. I don't care about his campaign, as I said, I didn't think. I didn't think. And I don't think Biden's going to win. All right. I don't think. And maybe to answer your question, when you say who is going to win, I'd rather not make a prediction. But I do have a feeling about somebody.
But I didn't think because I've watched Biden over the years and Biden is not the brightest person. I never thought he was going to win. I never felt he was going to win. If you look at his other two campaigns, he was the one percenter. He got very few votes. He got taken off of the garbage heap by Obama. Obama took him off the garbage. So it's one of those. But I never thought that Biden. I didn't think Biden was going to win.
I guess everybody has a shot, but I don't think he would be. Frankly, my toughest opponent is just a better job just to finish off. I don't think that he will win. I didn't think he was going to win. And I don't think he's going to win. Thirty six when you think about breaking a little bit more time. I mean, it's fine. She's a socialist and maybe worse than that. But we'll see. I heard.
I haven't seen these poll numbers. I haven't seen bodies fall numbers. Look, Joe Biden was never going to make it. All right? He was never going to make it. He tried it twice. He's at 1 percent. There's a reason. When I announced I went to number one, day one, and I stayed there the entire primary season. I never I never was off center stage. I was never given credit for that. But that's OK.
Step by step, the only one that gave me credit was Steve. You know, they were trying to set up a meeting, but he wanted sanctions lifted. And I said, you must be kidding. We had no he wanted a meeting at the U.N.. We didn't talk. I didn't speak to him personally. But our side stopped. He wanted sanctions lifted or partially lifted. And I said, no, no, no, not even in Venezuela, where you've got.
We're watching Venezuela very, very closely. The people are suffering and we are watching it very closely. We're also giving big aid to Venezuela. Now, one day I'm now going to Walter Reed Hospital. We're going to be giving out five Purple Hearts to unbelievably brave young people. And I'm going to meet you. Some of you are going over. I know. I think some of you are going up so we can talk further over there, although when we're there, I would like you to respect the process.
We're giving out Purple Hearts to very brave people, wounded warriors, people that have been I mean, they're just incredible people. And I'm going to be back here in probably two hours.