Trump holds news conference at White House
President Trump holds a news conference in the White House Rose Garden.
everybody, please. It's not too hot, but it's pretty warm. Thank you. So we've had a big day in the stock market. Things are coming back and they're coming back very rapidly a lot sooner than people thought. People are feeling good about our country. People are feeling good about, uh, therapeutics and possible vaccines. But we're gonna go over quite a bit and maybe at the end we'll take some questions that we have time. It's not too hot. Today, I signed legislation and an executive order toe hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which I signed this afternoon, passed unanimously through Congress. This law gives my administration powerful new tools to hold responsible the individuals and the entities involved in extinguishing Hong Kong's freedom. We've all watched what happened. Not a good situation. Their freedom has been taken away. Their rights have been taken away and with it goes Hong Kong, in my opinion, because it will no longer be able to compete with free markets. A lot of people will be leaving Hong Kong, I suspect, and we're going to do a lot more business because of it because we just lost one competitors the way it is. We lost a very, very serious competitors competitors that we incentivized to take a lot of business and do well. And, ah, we gave them a lot of business by doing what we did. We gave them things that nobody else had the right to do, and that gave them a bigot edge over other markets. And because of that edge, they've done a really historic business. Tremendous business are bigger than anybody would have thought years ago, when we did this, uh, gift, it was really a gift to freedom. Today. I also signed an executive order ending US preferential treatment for Hong Kong. Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China. No special privileges, no special economic treatment and no export of sensitive technologies. In addition to that, as you know where placing massive tariffs and have placed very large tariffs on China, first time that's ever happened to China. Billions of dollars have been paid to the United States, of which I've given quite a bit to the farmers and ranchers for country because they were targeted and that's been going on for three years. First time anybody's ever done anything like that. And prior to the plague pouring in from China, they were having the worst years, you know, in 67 years, and I don't want them to have a bad year. I want them to have a good year. But they were taken advantage of the United States for many, many years, and that's, uh, stopping. But then the then the virus came in and, uh, the world is a different place, but we're now getting back in one of the reasons the market's doing. So it's almost a the point that it was at prior to the plague. Almost. We're getting very close. It's great thing. It's an amazing thing. What are people have done and what they've endured? No administration has been tougher on China than this administration. We imposed historic tariffs. We stood up to China's intellectual property theft at a level that nobody has ever come close. We confronted untrustworthy Chinese technology and telecom providers. We convinced many countries, many countries, and I did this myself for the most part, not to use wall way because we think it's an unsafe security risk. It's a big security risk. I took many countries out of using it. They want to do business with us. They can't use it. Just today I believe that UK announced that they're not going to be using it. That was up in the air for a long time. But they've decided and you look at Italy, you look at many other countries. We withdrew from the Chinese dominated WHL and we fully rebuilt the United States military, the WHL World Health Organization. We were paying close to 500 $1,000,000 a year. China is paying $39 million a year, and, uh, China had too much say they worked it very hard, which is a bad thing done by our past administrations. But we were tough and were saying I was asking to see why we paid so much more than China. China has 1.4 billion people. We have 3 25 probably 325 million. Approximately. Nobody can give the exact count. We're trying to get an exact count, but you have over the years many illegals who have come into the country. So it depends on how you want to count it, but you could say 325 to 350 million people, as opposed to one point four billion people and the world trade world trade is terrible. That deal is terrible. The world health is terrible deal. We've been very tough on the World Trade Organization and we've been I guess this stuff is you can get on world health. We withdrew our money. We told them We're getting out doesn't mean that someday we won't go back in. Maybe we will when it's correctly run. But they made a lot of bad predictions and they said a lot of bad things about what to do and how to do it. And they turned out to be wrong and they were really a puppet of China. And make no mistake, we hold China fully responsible for concealing the virus and unleashing it upon the world could have stopped it. They should have stopped. It would have been very easy to do with source when it happened. In contrast, Joe Biden's entire career has been a gift to the Chinese Communist Party and to the calamity off of errors that they made they made so many errors, and it's been devastating for the American worker. China has taken out hundreds of billions of dollars a year from our country, and we rebuilt China. Give them all the credit in the world. I don't give the credit for the people that used to stand here because they allow this to happen, where hundreds of billions of dollars were taken out of the United States Treasury in order to rebuild China. There's no company and no country in the world. No country in the world has ever ripped off the United States like the incredible job that they did on this country and the people that ran it. Possibly. It's one of the reasons. Certainly it's one of the big reasons trade and things related to trade that I got elected in the first place. I've been talking about it for a long time, along with many other subjects. Frankly, Joe Biden supported China's entry into the World Trade Organization, one of the greatest geopolitical and economic disasters in world history. If you look at China, you look at the moment they joined the world trade. They were flatlining for years and years and years and decades and then all of a sudden they joined the World Trade Organization and they went like a rocket ship. They were given all sorts of advantages. They were considered a developing country as a developing country. They got tremendous advantages over the United States and other countries, and they took advantage of those advantages and and then some. Biden personally led the effort to give China permanent most favored nation status, which is a tremendous advantage for a country to have Few countries have it. But the United States doesn't have it never did, probably never even asked for because they didn't know what they were doing. His vice president, Biden, was a leading advocate of the Paris climate accord, which was unbelievably expensive to our country, would have crushed American manufacturers while allowing China to pollute, pollute the atmosphere with impunity. Yet one more gift from Biden to the Chinese Communist Party. They took all of the advantage away from us. They took everything away. They don't have oil, we would have had a close up tremendous amounts of our energy to qualify eventually, not too far into the future, we would have had to do things that would have been unbelievably destructive to our country, including the possible closing of 25% of our businesses. Think of that and it was going to cost us hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars for the privilege of being involved in the Paris climate accord. And you just have to look at what took place this year in Paris and France, where money was being sent to countries all over the world. And the people of France didn't want to take it and they didn't and they did a lot of rioting and the taxes raised, we would have had to raise our taxes, and it was a disaster. I've been given a lot of credit for what I did. There took a certain amount of courage, I guess, because it sounds so nice. The Paris climate accord. But it wasn't good for us at all. America lost nearly 10,000 factories while Joe Biden was vice president. Think of that 10,000 factories. He wrote something today, and he made a statement today that I wrote down pretty accurate. So Biden was here for 47 years, eight years the last eight years, not long ago, is vice president. He said one in five miles of our highways are still in poor condition. What? We're doing a good job. And I was But why didn't he fix him three years ago? Why didn't he fix him? Tens of thousands of bridges are in disrepair and on the verge of collapse. It's probably not a right number, but we have bridges. It should have been fixed. Why didn't he fix him? He was there for eight years with President Obama. Why didn't they fix him tens of thousands of bridges? This is what he wrote. High speed broadband. We want high speed were Well, why didn't they get it three years ago is not a long time. And he didn't do any of the things. But now he says he's gonna be president. As president, he's going to do all the things that he didn't dio never did, never did anything except make very bad decisions, especially on foreign policy. So Joe Biden and President Obama freely allowed China to pillage our factories, plunder our communities and steal our most precious secrets. And I've stopped it largely, but I've stopped it. And it wasn't easy because you talk about a certain power off the telephone and the calls where they would call and say No, we don't want to do that. Other countries would call on behalf of China. But I did it. I did what has to be done. You just take a look at what's gone on and take a look at the kind of at the numbers where they devalue their currency in order to pay the tariffs. Now the Democrat Party is calling for defunding of our military. Think of that defunding. They want to defund our military when China is building a massive military building, a massive military. And Biden wants to defund our military and the world needs American strength. Right now, more than ever, we've got it. We've we've got now, soon as it all this equipment comes in, all made in the USA. We've got the newest, most incredible weapons anywhere in the world with the best takes, the best ships, the best missiles, rockets. We have the best of everything. We have the best fighter jets. You have 35 the F 18. All of these assets are being built. Tankers, credible tankers, bombers hope we don't have to use them, but we have the most incredible military. When I came in, the military was totally depleted. It was it was at a level that was just absolutely incredible. You know the statements. I made the statements before I told you what generals told me about our military, and I'll make him again. If somebody needs him, we'll give him to you Very well documented as vice president, Biden opposed tariffs and he was standing up for China. Didn't want to do anything to disrupt the relationship with China. Even though China was taking us to the cleaners, he opposed my very strict travel ban on Chinese nationals to stop the spread of the China virus. He was totally against it. Xenophobic. He called me xenophobic. A month later, he admitted I was right. We would have had thousands of people additionally die if we let people come in from heavily infected China. But we stopped that we did a travel ban in January. Nancy Pelosi was dancing in the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco a month later, and even later than that, and others too. They all thought what I did was a terrible mistake. We would have lost fact, Dr Fauci said. He would have lost thousands of additional people if President Trump had to do that and I was a crowd of one because even experts didn't want to do it. They thought it was a mistake and then I did Europe. When I started seeing what was going on in Italy and Spain and France and other countries in Europe, I did a ban on people coming in from Europe. That would have been disastrous for our country also, and we saved tens of thousands of lives. But we actually save millions of lives by closing closing up. We saved millions. Potentially millions of lives could be a number that we're actually working on, but it could be 2 to 3 million lives. So we're 135,000 which is terrible. One is too much. But we would have had millions of people dead from this curse that came at us. But we did what we had to do and now we'll put out the flames as it as it happens, we have to get the schools open. We have to get everything open. A lot of people don't want to do that for political reasons, not for other reasons. But if we had listened to Joe Biden, hundreds of thousands of additional lives would have been lost. And if you look at the job he did on swine flu, I looked at a poll. Have polls on everything nowadays, and they got very bad marks on the job they did on the swine flu H one n one he calls it, and one H one h one n one got very poor marks from Gallup on the job they did on swine flu and they stopped very early on testing. They totally stopped it. They just said stuff. And frankly, if we didn't test, you wouldn't have all the headlines because we're showing cases and we have just about the lowest mortality rate. But if we did think of this, if we didn't do testing instead of testing over 40 million people, if we did, half the testing would have half the cases. If we did another, you cut that in half would have yet again half of that. But the headlines are always testing. Now. The testing is a good thing, but at the same time it's it's fodder for the fake news to report cases. So we're doing 40 million plus gonna be very close to 45 million people. And when I turned on the news, I see cases, cases, cases they don't talk about deaths being cut down to a level that actually 10 fold they use. I got that from one of the very respected media outlets tenfold cut tenfold this but they don't talk about that. Uh, they talk about cases in the cases are created because of the fact that we do tremendous testing where the best testing in the world. We now make ventilators for the world. We had very few ventilators. There wasn't one person in any hospital anywhere in this country that needed a ventilator that didn't get it. And that was because we mobilized to a level using the purchasing act. In some cases, we mobilized to a level that nobody thought possible. Nothing's happened like that Since World War two. Our task force has done a great job. Mike Pence works so hard, it gets so little credit. Sad to see that, actually, but he works so hard, gets so little credit the governor's would tell us would be on the phone with 50 different governors. That will tell us what a great job, great job. And then they'll go to the media and say, Well, they didn't do such a good job. Well, we did a great job. We made a lot of governors look fantastic. We did in New York. What we did in New York was one of the most incredible things 2800 Bed and Javits Center. But the governor used very few of them, unfortunately, that we moved in a great hospital ship, one of our two great. We move one also to Los Angeles, and we could have used that for our senior citizens. We could have used it for other people. They could have used it instead of sending our seniors back into nursing homes that were infected where you lost thousands of people. Thousands of people in New York died because of poor management by the governor, and it's a very sad thing to see and very said toe watch and very sad to look at those statistics. But we have a We have an incredible Javits center that we built with thousands of beds. I think it was 2800 all ready to go. And they could have sent people there where they could have sent senior citizens there instead of sending him into the nursing home. And after all of that work, in getting it done, the Army Corps of Engineers. I mean, the job they did was incredible. They built it in a matter of days. When it was all completed, FEMA everybody was there. Doctors. We ended up getting doctors. They said We can't manage since it will manage and woman it, and that's what we did. We brought in doctors, nurses, everything. We're all set. We said where the people, they didn't send the people. Very few people came in. They could have sent him into the Javits Center. They could have sent him to the hospital. Ship was was virtually unused, but we were there. By contrast, my administration acted very early to ban travel from China from Europe, saving all of these lives credible. And I want everyone to know it when every citizen know that we're using the full power of the federal government to fight the China virus and to keep our people safe through operation warp speed. we will deliver a vaccine in record breaking time. We're doing very well on the vaccines. You have many, many different vaccines being studied right now, many of which air looking really good. And we're ready to distribute the vaccine when we get it. We're all set taking a risk and economic risk of preparing for delivery, cause we feel very certain it's going to be there. But logistically we have our military ready to go. We have generals that that's all they do is distribute things and they're gonna be distributed, hopefully a vaccine or a therapeutic, and it's coming out really well. And I think you're gonna have some good news very, very quickly. Having to do with the vaccines were also working with many other countries on the vaccine. Many countries are working with us. We're unleashing our nation's scientific genius to kill the virus. Joe Biden didn't just side with China on the virus. He did. He called me again. Xenophobic. That's what he said. You all heard it many times. He described the rise of China as quote, a very positive development, not a positive development. Not for us, it's not, He said that the idea that China is our competition is really bizarre. He's really bizarre, he said. China is not a problem. No, nobody's ripped us off more than China over the last 25 30 years. Nobody close, and he says John is not a problem now. He takes it all back now. Now he wants to be Mr Tough Guy. But for years, 47 years he never came out against China. Never say anything bad. Just the opposite of Sun walked out with $1.5 billion of money to invest, where he'll make hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe millions of dollars a year walked out with 1.5 billion, I asked. One of the biggest people on Wall Street may be the biggest. Is that possibly said no, he's never seen it. They don't do that. But Hunter wears Hunter. Where is Hunter, By the way? Hunter Biden walked out with 1.5 billion and Ukraine. He got $83,000 a month and I guess an up front payment of $3 million. So they went from not having a job to getting $83,000 a month with a lot of money paid upfront to work for a response, and you all know about charisma. But nothing happens. Nobody cares. And he was unemployed. As you know. He was unfortunately, forced to leave. The military was forced to leave. I didn't have a job, but all of a sudden he's making a fortune. But nobody talks about that. Indeed, Biden expressed more fawning praise about China on an ordinary day than about America. On the Fourth of July, the last Independence, say, Biden attacked the United States and said, We had quote, never lived up to the ideals of our fathers are forefathers or our founding fathers those founding ideals. And yet he enthusiastically stated that China is a great nation and we should hope for its continued expansion. Well, we all wish well to China, but what China's unleashed on the world, it's Ah, it's hard to even fathom. I see people now friends of mine, they walk up, they want toe, say hello and have to keep their distance. And there were all covered up like euro covered up with face masks. It's a different world, but we're coming out on top. Biden sides with China over America Time and time again. And, he said on the Fourth of July, American history is no very jail and yet blindly celebrates China's saying Few nations in history have come so far, so fast. He's so proud of them. He's so proud of them. Now. Joe Biden is pushing a platform that would demolish the U. S economy, totally demolish it. So we built the greatest economy in the history of our country, greatest in the history of the world. That was a few months ago. Best unemployment numbers ever best for African American agent American, Hispanic, American, best for women, best for everybody. Best for young people that didn't have a high school diploma, didn't have a college diploma. They had a diploma. They were really in good shape. We built the greatest ever stock market highest ever in history. We had 143 days of all time stock market highs in just less than 3.5 years, and we had to close it down because we did the right thing. By doing that. As I said, we saved millions of lives, but China was saying, This is incredible. What's going on? China was for the first time respecting the United States, and now they want to do something. It's much different. Joe Biden. So I've watched this and I've watched it with great interest. We're building our economy again. I guess the stock market went up almost 500 points today. Something thereabouts, you'll check. But it was up a lot when I left, and our economy is coming back. We're almost at a level where, even though it's long before, the very important may be the most important ever election of November 3rd but long before that. But we're close to record stock markets again, and NASDAQ hit an all time high for the 16th time. Think of that for the 16th time over the last a month or so for the 16 times so one of our markets already hit an all time high today. Uh, Joe Biden gave a speech in which he said that the core of his economic agenda is a hard left crusade against American energy. He wants to kill American energy. He wants to re enter the unfair one sided Paris climate accord, which will destroy us at the expense of many other nations who benefit it was actually drawn, in my opinion, to take advantage of the United States, just like so many other deals air done to take advantage of the fools running the United States. But this would do nothing for the environment but would cripple American industry while greatly helping China. He wants to impose massive energy taxes and job crushing mandates to eliminate carbon from the United States economy. Let him define the word carbon because he won't be able to obliterating American oil, clean coal, natural gas and the natural energy resource. Is that supply supply countless American jobs? Joe Biden put AOC, a young woman not talented in many ways in charge of his energy plan and the environment essentially her and Bernie Sanders, who ran a lot of times. The president never made it good base, but that's about it. In other words, he wants to impose the green New deal on our country. When I first saw the green New Deal, I thought it was a joke. I said, This will never go anyone. Now they're trying to impose it. This will destroy our country and make us noncompetitive with other countries. Don't forget word competition with China and with many other countries throughout the world were in tremendous economic competition, including Europe, which has never treated us well. The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of the United States they formed, and they take advantage of the United States, and I know that they know. I know that. But other presidents had no idea. Last week, Joe Biden released his unity platform, developed with Socialist Bernie Sanders, describing what he would do if elected president. The Biden Sanders agenda is Agenda is the most extreme platform of any major party nominee by far in American history. I think it's worse than actually Bernie's platform. It's gone so far, right, and he's doing that because he's begging for that vote. But one of the things I just asked my people to do is just dropped for May just quickly, some of the things that we've been hearing about over the last a couple of weeks and these are actual key elements of the Biden Sanders unity platform abolish immigration detention. No more detention. You come in here illegally. No more detention. Stop all deportations. So if we get a M s 13 gang member which we've taken out of our country by the thousands. Brought him back to Honduras. Guatemala can't do that anymore. El Salvador can't do that anymore. Stop. All deportations owes will take all of these people, many of whom are in prison for rape, murder, lots of other things and prosecution of illegal border crossers. Okay, they come in illegally, and we have to stop the whole process. Support the deadly sanctuary cities where many of these people are protected better than the American citizen is protected incentivize Illegal alien child smuggling given an incentive. Because if you look at what they're saying, that's exactly what they do. Incentivize illegal alien child smuggling. They're incentivized by what this plan calls for. Expand asylum for all new illegal aliens About that one. All new illegal aliens expand asylum. Cancel all asylum cooperation agreements in the Western Hemisphere where we have agreements with Honduras, Guatemala, with El Salvador. We have great agreements. Where when Biden and Obama used to bring killers out, they would say Don't bring him back to our country. We don't want him. What we have to We don't want it. They wouldn't take him now with us. They take him someday. I'll tell you why. Someday I'll tell you why, but they take him and they take him very gladly. They used to bring them out, and they wouldn't even let the airplanes land. If they brought him back by airplanes, it wouldn't let the buses into their country. They said we don't want him. No, but they entered our country illegally. And they're murderers. They're killers, in some cases. And they said, no, we don't want him. They turned the bus around that turned the plane around. Then that land in the United States and who knows what happened? Toe. But it wasn't good. Taxpayer funded lawyers will be given to all illegal aliens. So we're gonna pay now for the lawyers lobby, and we're gonna give all illegal aliens taxpayer funded lawyers. How does that sound? Pretty good. In other words, coming here illegally, we're gonna give you free legal advice. We'll take you up to the Supreme Court as much as possible. Abolish immigration enforcement against illegal workers. Think of that abolished immigration enforcement. They're going to abolish immigration enforcement. Well, basically is, you know what they're going to do is they're gonna rip down the wall to take it down. They want to take down the wall, which we fought hard for up to 259 miles right now, a great, powerful wall that's really working, because if you look at the numbers in addition to the fact that Mexico, for various reasons, has 27,000 soldiers on our southern border to keep people out of our country and I appreciate it, wait. A great meeting last week with the president of Mexico, great guy friend of mine, become a friend of mine. A lot of people thought that couldn't happen because we're vory, uh opposite in terms of our views, maybe even in terms of our temperament. But he's a great guy and he's a friend of mine and they've been terrific. Mexico has been terrific. 27,000 soldiers. When are border Mexican soldiers and we have great great numbers to get rid of so many different things. Catch and release is gone. So many different things have taken place. We used to catch him, take their name and release them into our country. We don't do that anymore. We now release them back where they came from. Sometimes we'll bring them back to their country grant work permits for illegal aliens. So if you come in illegally, get a work permit. People that live here don't get work permits. Many cases provide taxpayer subsidies and welfare for illegal aliens and new immigrants. So we want to provide taxpayer subsidies and welfare for people that come into our country illegally. Illegal immigrants. They want government health care for all illegal aliens. This is part of their plan. I'm not making this up. This is all down in their plan from last week. And this is good compared to what I heard today. Federal student aid and free Community College for illegal aliens. What do you think about that? Federal student aid and free Community College? We're gonna have every person in the world pouring into our country from all over the world. And by the way, the wall was so timely because it stopped people coming in from heavily infected areas of Mexico. If we had that, we would be in trouble. Like you wouldn't believe you wouldn't believe. And remember, cases is different than deaths in cases we give you because our testing is the best in the world and by the way, by far the most. 45 million find out which country tested 45 million people. If China, if Russia, if India tested 45 million people or if they did test like we did, check out how many cases they'd have. But it's still we've done a great job. Get no credit for it, and I don't want the credit. I want the people that have done this great, Jeff. The people that have done such an incredible job when building the ventilators and doing the testing and building a testing platform. That's been amazing. We have many platforms. Many companies have come up with different forms of test. When we started, there was no such thing. Signed new immigrants up for welfare immediately. This is Joe Biden, so they walk off and they come in and they put a foot into our land and we sign up new immigrants up for welfare. We sign him up immediately. They get welfare benefits. United States citizens don't get what they're looking to give illegal immigrants. Think of that. Sign up. Hard to believe I'm even reading that new immigrants for welfare immediately, not to mention the cost of this, which is incalculable. The cost of this is so crazy end requirement for immigrants self sufficiency and maximize their welfare. Now, this is us writing this. Who's not coming to the United States? Every person from South America is gonna pour in every person from other countries. They're gonna be pouring in end requirement. Think of that for immigrant self sufficiency and remember to maximize welfare's were given a maximum. Then we have massively expand immigration during a global pandemic. Taking jobs from unemployed Americans end all travel bans, including from jihadist regions. So now we have travel bans. A lot of you said I didn't get the travel ban and you were wrong. We got the travel ban. We lost in the ninth Circuit. We lost again in the ninth Circuit and then we won in the Supreme Court. We have a very strong travel ban, and we don't want people that are going to come in and blow up our cities, do things. And frankly, with the with the liberal Democrats running the cities that we do have where they do have problems, maybe they wouldn't mind. But I would mind, and the people of this country mind. So listen to this end oil travel bans. He's talking about the band that I want that everybody said I didn't when they said I didn't win because in the lower court we lost that we lost the appellate division and then we wanted the Supreme Court said he lost and they're right at the lower level. But in the meantime, we wanted this prove court, so it's in effect. But they didn't say that. They said he lost, which again is fake news, but that's the way they do it. So when will travel bans, including from jihadist regions? They specify that grant mass amnesty. Everybody gets amnesty mass amnesty. Think of that. And this is create a road map to citizenship for massive, massive numbers. And we're not talking about DACA because I'm going to take care of Dhaka much better than the Democrats did. The Democrats had their chance and they blew it. But we're gonna take care of docket because I'm gonna be doing in the not too distant future. Pretty soon I'm gonna be signing a new immigration action. Very, very big merit based immigration action that based on the docket decision. I'll be able to dio vastly expand low skilled immigration to the United States so they want. A lot of people come in with low skills. I like merit. Think of that. Vastly expand low skilled immigration to the United States. These are the things that are in the plan. This is Biden. Biden's gone radical left increased refugee admissions by 700% huh? That's a lot by 700%. Nobody's ever heard of such a thing. Increase refugee admissions by 700%. Abolish law enforcement as we know it. I think the police do an incredible job in this country, and you're gonna have a rogue, terrible cop on occasion like you doing any industry in any business in any profession. But I think they do an incredible job. Abolish law enforcement as we know it. And cash bail. No bail. Just we let you write out. Look at what's happened to New York. Crime is up shootings or up at numbers that nobody's ever seen before. Look at Chicago, what a disaster. And we're waiting for them to call us because we're all set to go. We have the FBI. We have Homeland Security we have everybody ready to go. We have the National Guard. They're all ready to go. End cash bail releasing dangerous criminals onto our streets. Cash bail. New York just did that. Other places have done it. They haven't turned out too good. Abolish completely the death penalty. And I know there's a lot of debate on the death penalty, and it has been for a long time. But sometimes you use the death penalty depending on the crime. You know what happened today with regard to the death penalty? A point. Social Justice prosecutors in order to free violent criminals so they want to appoint social justice prosecutors to free violent criminals. End mandatory minimums. And that's by empowering judges to determine appropriate sentences. By fighting to repeal mandatory minimums at the federal level and give states incentives to repeal their mandatory minimums, we could go on for days incentivise prison closure So they want to close our prisons that now want to abolish. They want a Polish our police departments that want to abolish our prisons. I guess incentivize jail and prison closures as populations decline, ensure the resource is saved, are invested directly into those communities. So they want. Oh, close them rather than have them for some very bad people, people that are not going to behave when they get at you. See that in New York they allowed a lot of criminals out, and those criminals are causing havoc. And then they got rid of their incredible and legendary crime squad. And bad things are happening in New York. Bad things were happening. I love New York. I hate to see what's going on and solitary confinement. Free federal housing for former inmates so federal housing now can go to inmates. Former inmates rejoined Paris climate accord and seek an even higher level of restrictions. So I didn't notice that. Oh, I see. So they want to rejoin the Paris climate accord, and they want to seek an even higher level of restraint. In other words, make it worse than it. WAAS Mandate Net zero Carbon emissions for homes, offices and all new buildings by 2030. That basically means no windows, no nothing. It's very hard to do. I tell people when they want to go into some of these buildings, how your eyes because they won't be good in five years, and I hope you don't mind cold office space in the winter and warm office space in the summer because your air conditioning is not the same as the good old days. Mandate. Zero. Carbon emissions from power plants By 2035 0 you were talking about zero. Nothing can go in the year. Mandate net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And I believe he's changing that. He's bringing it down. He's he wants no petroleum product. He wants no oil or gas. I don't think Texas is gonna do to. Well, they're gonna get rid of about seven million jobs if you go by the Biden plan. I don't think that, uh, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Pennsylvania. You're gonna be too happy with that. And many other states. Ohio men date all 500,000 school buses and all three million government vehicles be changed to zero emission vehicles within five years. I've heard worse than that and so 500,000 taxpayer funded charging stations nationwide. Here's a bad one. Really bad one and school choice. There is nothing that the African American community wants more than school choice, and mothers and fathers are gonna be very happy to see him be defeated just on that alone and school choice. So, Joe. But Joe Biden wants to end school choice in tax credits. Scholarships serving disadvantaged students in 26 days. Opposed 14 million Americans with education savings accounts and get rid of school choice. Having to do with school to us. Eliminate school choice in Washington D. C. You know what they've done in Washington? Abs? Um, incredible example. Right here. Example. I know of one example. I think they have a number of them, but one is incredible. Abolish all charter schools, charter schools there, doing great band funding for charter schools in poor neighborhoods. We don't want charter schools in poor neighborhoods. Well, that's unfair. Abolish educational standards abolished in the suburbs. You're going to abolish the subways with this. Enforce Obama Biden's radical A f F H. That's the A F. F. H regulation that threatens to strip localities of federal affordable housing funds unless they change their zoning laws to fit the federal government's demands. So what you have? I mean, I've been watching this for years in West yesterday, coming from New York, they want low income housing built in a neighborhood well I'm ending that rule. I'm taking it out. So I had spoke with Ben Carson the other day. We're gonna be taken it out. I've watched that whole thing go, and now they want to make it. Twice is bad in the suburbs, in the suburbs. The mothers aren't happy about that. Fathers aren't happy about that. They worked hard to buy a house, and now they're gonna watch the housing values drop like a rock. And that has happened. Drop like a rock. So we're not going to do that. We're gonna do the exact opposite. Probably. There has never been a time. And this is just a few. This is It's much worse than that. We did this very quickly. It's probably never been a time when candidates were so different. We want law and order. They don't want Lauren order. We want strong, close borders with people able to come in through merit through a legal process. They don't want to have any borders at all. They're gonna rip down. The wall was hard to get that built. And now it's almost completed. It will be completed by a little after the end of the year. They want to rip it down, and it's had such an impact. It's incredible. It stops traffic in human trafficking of women and Children. But women, mostly human traffic in one of the worst things ever, all at a level that it's never been at because of the Internet. You wouldn't think you think of it is an ancient statement. You wouldn't think that's possible today, but human trafficking of women and Children and they want toe. Let that good continue that the wall has stopped it so much because they will go over to a section where there aren't people, not an entry point, and they will make a left into the United States. They're on their way. They can't do that anymore. We have a 30 foot wall that goes six feet into the ground. It stops a lot of the tunneling because they're pretty good at tunnels. But we watched the tunnels that we have equipment for that. But you can't make a left anymore and come into the United States loaded up with human traffic, so they wanna take down the wall. They want to have open borders. Think of open borders. Today, though, with the pandemic I mean, the timing is sort of interesting, but with the pandemic, So there's never been a time when two candidates were so different. I mean, I've seen Grace is where it's like the same exact platforms I'm even talking about. Essentially Democrat Republican is not that much difference is a little difference, but there's not much choose one, because you like the way they look. You like the way they sound. You like the way they talk. You like something about one, and you don't like the other. But there's, you know, there's never been a difference. Here is one of the greatest different. This is, without question, the single biggest difference. If you want Law and Order. For instance, I enacted recently when I saw that was going on with federal monuments. We don't have the right to do states, although we're going trying to find it. But with the monuments where they wanted to rip down Andrew Jackson that wanted to rip down George Washington, they were actually heading over to the Jefferson Memorial, if you can believe that. But this has been going on and I found an act that we've used and we have many many people in jail right now. Many, many people in jail all over the country because they tried Teoh destroy or in some cases got got it down a federal statue or monument. We haven't had anybody making a move since I enacted this assigned it executive order of a couple of weeks ago, and it says very simply 10 years in jail. You do it 10 years in jail. The amazing part is we're able to catch everybody because thanks to all of you on television, we appreciate it. But we have their pictures. We have the man standing on Andrew Jackson's horse. We have the man standing by General George Washington. We have everybody standing in over. They were going to go for the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln standing with the young man who is being freed. And we said, We're going to do something. We can't let this happen now. It could be removed at some point. You go through a process, a legal process, go through Congress, whatever. I understand that, uh, at the same time, some people like these statues and monuments, but it can be removed, but you have to go through a legal process. So they were gonna have 20 to 25,000 people that night. Nobody showed up. Nobody. You know that Because you were disappointed to see that the next night. I believe 22 people showed up. They said we're gonna make it Friday night instead. And 22 people showed up for were actually arrested because we have pictures of them knocking down of the statue. So they're in jail. So there has never been an election where we've had this kind of difference. We want strong borders without Borders. You've heard me say it 1000 times. Without borders, you don't have a country. They don't want to have borders. They want to have open borders. It's radical left, and it will destroy our country. 20 years ago, Venezuela was a very rich country, one of the richest, one of the richest anywhere per capita, one of the richest, tremendous oil reserves. Now they don't have water, they don't have food, they don't have medicine. We do everything we can to take care of the people. But they have nothing. And that's exactly the ideology that you have going over here. If I wasn't there to stop it. If I wasn't here to say no way that's not gonna happen. We'd be in some mess, would be in some mess. And Pelosi and Schumer and Bernie and Joe They'll never stop it. They don't have the power, the strength to stop it. It's beyond them. But we do. So there's never been a time like this where you've had an election of people so different. Okay, A couple of questions. Yeah. Please. Good. You just spent the better part of an hour explaining why Americans should choose you and not your opponent. Yesterday you said on Twitter. Be careful what you wish for. I guess the question is, do you see yourself as the underdog in this race? Do you see yourself losing in the fall? No, I don't. I think we have really good poll numbers. They're not suppression polls. They're real polls. You look at the intercoastal in Florida, you look at the lakes, you see thousands of boats with trump signs, American signs, you've got the trump pence sign all over you. Look at what's going on. You look at bikers for miles and miles, writing up highways proudly with their signs. Uh, I have we won a race? Where was the same thing? 2016. We had polls that were fake. They turned out to be fake. Not all. A couple of them got it right. Three of them, to be exact. Three of them. One of them was unsuspecting, but they got it right. They were very proud of it. But, uh, we had in 2016 something even more so. But we got in and we had 306 to, I guess, 223 which was a tremendous margin of difference. You remember? They all said he cannot get to 2 70 I went to Maine a number of times where we just freed up lobster fishing and fishing. They took away 5000 square miles from Maine. I just opened it up and I just got rid of tariffs in China. And we're working on European Union, which charge our fishermen tariffs. And I said, you're not going to do that. So we freed it up for May. But if you take a look, we went up there recently. There were crowds. Thousands of people lined up, going over to a factory where we were opening up for making swaps a beautiful, big new factory making swabs. I think that the enthusiasm now is greater and maybe far greater than it was in 2016. I think a lot of people don't want to talk about it. I think they're not gonna say, Hey, I'm for Trump on for Trump. They don't want to go through the process. And I fully understand that because the process is not fair, the media doesn't treat us fairly. They never have and perhaps they never will. But maybe they will when we turn this around for a second time and it's gonna happen very quickly when we turn it around for a second time, maybe they will. I think we're doing very well in the polls, and I think you have a silent majority, the likes of which this country has never seen before. This is a very important election. We've done a great job. We had to turn it off. As I said, Turn it off and now we've started it again. As you know, they announced two weeks ago record job numbers almost five million people, and that beat the last month, which was also a record 2.8 million people. Nobody's ever done what we've done. And now we're doing it twice. And I think by election day you're gonna see some incredible numbers. The third quarter is going to be really good. Fourth quarter is gonna be great, but next year is gonna be one of the best economic years. So hopefully I'll be able Teoh be the president where we say, Look at the great job I did this point, I think great. I think we have a great chance. I think we're gonna have a lot of people show up. I'm very worried about mail in voting because I think it's subject to tremendous fraud and being rigged. You see that Paterson, New Jersey, where I believe it was 20% of the vote was fraudulent. It was, uh, all sorts of things happened. I understand. A, um, ailment was recently indicted someplace for playing games with the mail. In ballots, you have tremendous fraud. If you do these mail in ballots now, absentee ballots are okay because absentee ballots you have to get applications. You have to go through a process. If I'm here and I vote in Florida, you get an absentee ballot. But you have to go through a process. Absentee ballots. A great but mail in voting. Where Governor? Males. Millions of ballots to people all over the state. California millions and millions of balances. Knicks. And then they come back. They don't come back. Who got him? Did you forget Teoh? Send him to a Republican area or a Democrat area? I guess you could say. But if you take a look at all of the unbelievable fraud that's been involved with mail in voting over the last even short bird of well, but look at Paterson, New Jersey. It was a massive era and a massive miscalculation. And there was incredible fraud. Look at the City Council. What's happened to it? This is one place, but you have many places and the role of Yes, please. Thank you, sir. I want to know when's the last time you spoke with President G of China. And do you plan to speak with him in the near future? No, I haven't spoken to him. One. No, I don't have no plan to speak to you. You wanted to follow up. Okay? Yeah. Good. I just wanted to Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized A with an infection. Want to know if you had any reaction to that? You know, I I wish you the best. I hope she's better. I didn't hear that. Actually, she was just hospitalised. No, that's too bad. No, I wish you the best. She's actually giving me some good rulings. Okay, so you know that, right? People were surprised. Now I wish you the absolute best. Please. Thank you, Mr President. So you were mentioned the travel bans. And I wonder, when do you plan to reveal that? Because the European countries and the situation is under control. Much a better place in the US And that is no Ben for or their hot spots like Russia and India. So what will be the criteria to change that in another? You know, we've been for Europe, and at some point that will come off and we're dealing with them all the time. The relationships are good. They just don't treat us very well on trade. They are. They have been very unfair to us over many, many decades. And we're doing that. It's very easy to solve. I was all set to solve it, actually, And then we got hit with the plague. But we have a travel ban on various countries, and that travel ban remains until such time as we say. It doesn't drip. And we want our country safe. We don't unlike Biden, we don't wanna have criminals pouring into our country. We don't want to have open borders. We're not gonna have that. And we want to take care of our police. We want to actually fund our police, not defund them. And we're not going to abolish our police. And we're not going to make our military small and weak because probably or at least at top of the level. We need our military right now. You go ahead, please. So do you think that the America first policy can work during a pandemic? Aren't you are concerned that this could actually damage the waas and make China more influence around the world? Look, my policies, America first, we've lost hundreds of billions of dollars a year with China and many other countries. And what we're doing is just handing everybody everything. It's just sad. I've watched it. I've looked at it. We did the US Mexico. You saw that USMC A. We made a very fair deal. One trade where the worst deal ever. Right? You know that we had the worst deal ever, and it replaced that. It replaced that horrible neft a deal that was one of the worst trade deals ever made. I'll tell you, the only deal that might be worse is the W t o World Trade Organization. Maybe worse. Uh, O N, please. Thank you. Mr. President, Your administration has taken tangible steps to ensure that Chinese companies are not taking advantage of our U. S. Stock markets are trade. Last week, your administration sent a letter to the railroad retirement board. A lot of asking them to reconsider investments in Chinese defense fund firms meaning not to invest. Correct. So where is that request now? And are you taking tangible actions to ensure that U. S investments don't continue to fund defense firms in China? You'll see more coming. This was a very important bill that we signed, but you're going to see more coming over the next short period of time. But yes, we don't want them investing in Chinese military companies letters. I mean, what actions can be taken to ensure that does not you have a lot of actions we can take, including the including the increase. You know, right now, people don't know. China's paying a lot of tests. We made a China deal and they bought just, I think, the third highest amount of corn ever the in world history. They just bought from us the highest amount, which is great for our farmers. But I view it differently than I did before I made the deal. When I made the deal, I thought this was a great deal After what happened to us, what happened to the world coming from China? I view it much differently, but we can impose massive tariffs on China if we want and other countries if we want and we'll see we just want to be treated fairly. We want a level playing field. Our farmers were never treated properly by anybody and they were targeted by China and I paid our farmers $28 billion over a two year period because they were targeted to that amount of money to that exact amount of money. 28 it was 16 billion and it was 12,000,000,028 over a two year period and we gave $28 billion to our farmers. That's why they're all here and now they're doing very well. Our farmers are doing very well because we made really great trade deals. USMC A just kicked in the China deal. They're buying a lot. They are buying a lot. You will say that they're buying a lot. A lot of people ask How are they doing on the trade deal? They're buying a lot. So I want to thank everybody and will be having these conferences again. We're gonna be signing an immigration act very soon. It's gonna be based on merit. It's gonna be very strong. We're going to work on DACA because we want to make people happy. And I'll tell you, even conservative Republicans want to see something happened with DACA. The Democrats had their chance for three years to do something with Doc and they always turned it down. They always turned to dead. They used in his politics. I'm using it to get something done but will be signing a very powerful immigration act. It'll be great. It'll be merit based. The country's tried to get it for 25 or 30 years. It'll be strong on the border, but you'll come in legally and you'll be able to come in legally and very importantly, will be taken care of people from Dhaka in a very Republican way. Republicans, I've spoken to many Republicans and some would like to leave it out, but really they understand that it's the right thing to do. So we're gonna be taking care of Dhaka. We will be doing for Dr What the Democrats had a chance to do and they never did it. OK, thank you all very much, no.