Trump holds press conference after Biden, Harris deliver remarks
Thank you very much. Appreciate, you being here. And good evening as we continue, to confront, the. China virus, we're rebuilding, america's, economy, like. Nobody thought possible, actually, we're doing, incredibly, well stock markets, up almost 300, points again today. While our economy, is performing. Significantly. Better than, europe, which. People have to understand, very. Strongly, it's uh, performing, better than any market anywhere in the world actually. At the same time europe has experienced, a 40 percent. Higher, excess, mortality. Than the united, states. And i will say that, that's. A significant, number. We're working with europe on their difficulties. And we are. Going to help them all the way we're doing very well as you know the vaccines, and the, therapeutics. But. Think of that, we have the strongest, economy. Performing, economy, in the world we're, up. I think it's nine trillion dollars since march 9 trillion dollars in value. That's a that's a number that nobody's, ever heard of before. We're also, uh, getting close to. About a 50 percent. Number, since march, which is. Incredible. So it's nine trillion dollars, it's almost 50 percent in fact i think it went above 50 percent today, with the 300. Point increase. And, it's, so we're doing. Much better than europe significantly. And at the same time. Europe has experienced, a 40. Higher excess, mortality. Than the united, states. I just want to mention because another. Number of judges, were. Approved, recently. Will be. Probably, over 300. Judges, federal judges, including, court of appeals, judges. Approved by the end of my first. Term. And, other than the when they added new judges. Into. Somebody's, term, which happens, seldom. But we have more than any. Uh there's a record, nobody's, ever seen in anything like this in one term so we're going to have over.
300, Federal. Judges. And that's court of appeals, judges. And that's just. In the first term which. Probably, will finish out, over 300, which is pretty amazing. The stock market's. Rebound. Signals, a v-shaped, recovery, stronger, than our. Competitors. Anywhere in the world stronger, if you look. You'll see, exactly. What we have. We. We lead the world. Japan, is second. But in terms of uh. Dollar value it's not even close. So there it is a. Lot of great competitors, europe united kingdom japan, china hong kong. The united, states is leading the world. Very substantially. The second slide you'll see the virus-induced. Economic, contraction. In the united, states. Been far less severe than it was. With our peers, and peer nations. And you see that, right there there's the united, states. And that's despite, the fact that we've done more testing than any other nation in the world. That we've done. More by far ventilators. We're building. Thousands, and thousands, of ventilators, a month and we're. Distributing, them all over the world we're helping other countries. But despite all of these factors. Uh. The, shallowest. Contraction. Which is a big deal. I'm sure you'd love to put them in your. Various. Media outlets, i know you want to get that out, if you want to leave the room. Early and do that that would be fine. The rapid, recovery. But it would be nice to report it. The rapid, recovery, of homebuilders. Sentiment. Points to massive, new construction, and we are. Doing massive, amounts of construction, of new homes and that's because people have. Tremendous, confidence. This is where we went. And the housing, market. Has quickly rebounded, we were at a record and now we're going to be at a record again very shortly. Those numbers are. Incredible. That's where we are. We had to turn off the economy, and now we're turning it back on and that's. Beyond the v-shape, this is going to be uh. Very strong. It's called the strong v. Automobile. Demand has increased. 65, percent. Over the last three months, 65, percent automobile, demand. And we're anticipating. That that's going to go up even further but that's. More than any. Anybody, else. The manufacturing. Sector, remember manufacturing. Is dead according to the past administration. Of. Obama. And by. Manufacturing. Is dead you'd need a magic wand well you don't need a magic wand you need. Competence, and capability. The manufacturing. Set, sector is booming. And the production, index is at the highest, reading since. October, of 18. Which is. Was a, an extraordinary. Period of time. And there we are. That's pretty good. These are numbers that nobody, has seen. Until just recently, and now that is just coming out, these are numbers, that are. Leading. I guess stock market. People they're very smart people, i know many of them. And they're seeing things that they don't even believe so the manufacturing. Sector is booming. And the production. Index, is at its highest, reading in a long long time. The economy. Generated, over nine million, jobs. In the last three years a record by far. And 12 million more jobs than experts, predicted. So. There you are. You look at that, and that's a record. And it's a record for the quarter. We had, over 9 million. Substantially. More than 9 million jobs. So those are incredible, numbers about our economy, and how it's coming back. It's coming back very strongly, it's coming back. At a level that's far greater than anybody, anticipated.
And We're very proud of that i give a lot of credit to all of our people steve and larry and. We'll be. Talking about it if you have any questions on it i shouldn't have any questions. I didn't i didn't print those charts. Who did the economy, journal i think let's see i don't know we'll find that out for you but. It wasn't, us we took those. We took those numbers from. Somebody, where did you get those numbers larry they're from where, this is from. Bls, jobs report. Bls, channel, jobs report, through july. Okay. Everybody has that everybody, needs. The democrats. Have abandoned, the american, people over the. Simple subject of politics. Chuck schumer and. Nancy pelosi, are holding the american, people hostage, over money for their radical left-wing, agenda. That the country doesn't want and won't accept. For example they've asked for a ridiculous. 3.5. Billion dollars that's billion. 3.5. Billion dollars. For universal. Mail-in, voting. A system, riddled by fraud and corruption, you just look at what happened with the carolyn. Maloney race they should do that race over by the way. I think her opponent, is right when he. Is having fits, about that race. When you look at the ballot. The ballots that are missing, and. The ballot frauds, nobody knows what's going on with that race and yet they declared, her a winner. So her opponent, i don't know what's happened over the last 24, hours but her. Opponent, is rightfully. Going a little bit crazy. And then you look at. What happened in. Virginia. Where. They have, 500. 000 applications. Sent out at random, to people. That have no idea what happened. And they, admitted they made a mistake. And, many were sent to dead people men were sent to. Number were sent i guess two that at least, two three four, were sent to dogs. One was sent to a cat. They're sent all over the place that was, in virginia, and paterson, new jersey. They had a massive, amount of voter fraud. And. It's been a disaster. Paterson, new jersey, in total disaster, that's universal. Mail-in voting. So they want 3.5. Billion dollars for universal, mail-in voting for the country, where you have. Hundreds, of millions of voters they can't do a little race with 20, 000 people. Now they want to take it, countrywide. Mail-in voting it's going to be the greatest. Fraud, in the history of elections. When you always. Talk about russia russia, russia. China. Iran. On voting. Your biggest problem is going to be with the democrats. Not with. China, russia, and iran your biggest problem is going to be with the democrats. But now the democrats. They want 3.5. Billion dollars think of it. But now that. They're unwilling, to. Approve, a bill that, gives all of. That money. Of course we would never approve, an amount like that. And they also, won 25, billion dollars additional for the post office steve, 25, billion. For the post office so the post office can handle this vast. Amount of ballots that are being sent at random all over the place, they have no idea where they're going. So they want 25, billion and they want. Think of this they want. 3.5. Billion. Would you say that's enough to cover it i think we could do it for less. Right i think we could do it for less. But they won 25 billion for the post office because of. This. And remember, the new man who's a great, person, a great businessman. Just got there. A little while ago the post office has been. Run poorly, for. Many many decades. Great people in the post office incredible, people but they've had very bad leadership for many years so, we'll get it straightened out but. They turn down. This bill. Because they want radical, left, agenda, items that nobody in their right mind would approve. So they want 25, billion for the post office they went 2.5. With 3.5. Billion dollars for universal. Mailing, 3.5. Billion. And. The bill's not going to happen because they don't even want to talk about it.
Because We can't give them the kind of ridiculous, things that they want that have nothing to do with the. China virus, has nothing at all to do with china virus much of what they're asking for. So therefore, they don't have the money to do the universal. Mail-in, voting. So therefore, they can't do it i guess, right are they going to do it even though they don't have the money they're asking for the 3.5. Billion. They're asking, for 25, billion for the post office so they can. Do this i guess in other things at 25, i would hope it would be a lot of other things too. But therefore. They don't have it. They don't have the money to do the universal, mail-in. Votes, it'll be the greatest, rigged election, in history it'll be, the greatest, fraud, ever perpetrated. Other than perhaps, what they did to my campaign where they spied on my campaign, president, obama, biden and everybody, else. And they got caught let's see what happens. This will be one of the greatest frauds in history. So they're admitting, that. They want 3.5. Billion. And, they're not going to do. A deal, that's good for the american, people therefore they're not going to get the 3.5. Billion therefore. They can't do. The universal. Mail-in vote, it's very simple. How are they going to do it if they don't have the money to do it. The democrats. Are also, holding up money for schools, and hospitals. And small businesses. And, state and local governments. They tried to stop americans, from getting unemployment, insurance, and, protection. From evictions. Which is why i took this decisive, action. And i did executive, orders which are now in full force in effect. And they're going forward i signed a directive, to provide a total of four hundred dollars. Of additional, support, for americans, who are unemployed. Due to the china virus. That's 400. More than the democrats. Have provided. Remember, that that's 400. More than the democrats, have provided. Nancy, and chuck haven't provided, anything. And remember, this. President, obama. When we had a. Problem. A pretty big problem. A very big problem, you know what he gave 25. He gave 25, bucks. So now they say well we want to give 500, or we want to give 600, they don't want to give they want to give anything they're not doing anything. But president, obama. And. Biden. Sleepy joe gave 25. 25. And they'll complain, oh we want to give more well we're giving 400. Dollars. And that's now, in the works and that'll be getting out to the people soon steve okay. Remember that 25. Is what they gave the last time 25.. I want to make it unmistakably. Clear that i'm protecting, people from. Evictions. They didn't want to do that the democrats, didn't want to do. A protection, from evictions, people getting evicted, because of the. Coronavirus. Or the china virus. Whatever you want to call it with 20 now we're up to 21 different names. All we know is it came out of china and it shouldn't have they should have stopped it. Under my executive, order, hud, hhs. And cdc. Have been directed, to ensure, renters, and homeowners, that they can stay. Safely, in their homes they're not going to be evicted. They are not going to be evicted. And those. Letters have already been sent out steve so. You'll make sure that. I'm providing, a payroll, tax. Holiday, to all americans, earning less than 100, 000 per year meaning bigger paychecks, for. Working, families, through the end of. 2020.. That's a tremendous. Amount of money that's being. Supplied. And given to families. Tremendous. The democrats, didn't want to do a payroll, tax, they thought it was. Too much money i guess. Or would make businesses, too successful, they don't want to see success. They certainly don't want to see it before the election they certainly don't want to see, the kind of graphs and charts that you saw up there they don't because they say they can't win. With that kind of success, they can't win, they have to get used to it. Remember, we've already gotten. Three trillion dollars, in stimulus, so. Um. They should have probably. Negotiated. A little bit, differently. Maybe they should have asked for all of this. Before. We got most of the money and we gave it out, a lot of it to the people. When we. Win the election, when i win the election, i'm going to completely, and totally forgive all deferred, payroll, taxes. Without, in any way shape or form hurting social, security, that money is going to come from the general fund. We're not going to touch social security, i said from day one. That we're going to protect, social security. And. We're going to. Protect, our people. And social security, is one of the things that will be protected. Pre-existing. Conditions, will be protected.
Medicare, Will be protected. But social security, will be totally protected. Under me under them it will not be protected, because we will have a stock market crash the likes of which you've never seen. Your taxes, will be doubled, and tripled. And your regulations, will go through the roof which is what was causing the problems, with the country in the first place student loans. I signed a directive, providing, relief. To student borrowers. Not their fault. That they can't go to college. I will be deferring, payments, on student loans, at zero interest, until further notice so. We're going to take care of our students. A lot of great students, out there and they, they got hit like everybody, else. So i will be, deferring, payments, on student loans at zero interest, until further notice. And the payroll tax will be terminating, the payroll, tax. After i hopefully get elected. We'll be terminating. The payroll, tax so that will mean. Anywhere, from 5 000 to even more per family. And also great for businesses, and great for jobs. A lot of people will be very happy to hear that a lot of the great. Certainly conservative. Economists, would be great to have they think that's the greatest thing we can do that's better than the payments that's better than anything else. But it's a lot of money and it's uh. It's going right directly, to the people. And it goes there very easily but it also. Creates stronger. Companies, to employ the people. So we will be. On the assumption. I win we are going to be terminating. The payroll, tax. After the beginning, of the new year. Today i met with parents. Students, teachers and health experts, to discuss, the vital importance. Of safety, and safely. Reopening, america's. Schools. This evening i'll, outline, the common sense recommendations. That should guide schools, as, they reopen. With, precautions. We want to be very, very safe and very. Careful, so precautions. In place. Our strategy, to safely reopen schools, mirrors our approach, nationwide. As we race toward the competition. And the completion, we're competing, with others but i'm not completing. Competing with anyone we just want to have a vaccine, we have we're dealing with other countries. And we want them to do well we're giving them whatever, information, they need. We're all, working towards, something, that will. Happen, will happen before the end of the year maybe substantially, before but before. The end of the year and therapeutics. Will happen likewise. Even sooner. But we're looking for that responsible. Path forward to shelter those at highest, risk while. Allowing, those at lower risk to resume, work and school. And play football. Go play football. I spoke to. Some of the great football, players college, players. Trevor. And a. Lot of great. Players, called, coach. Coach, called. Coach oh. A lot of. Fantastic. People. I got to speak to athletes. Leaders. They want to play football. Let them play. Let them play. And. They'll. They feel safer in the field than they do uh walking around, and. Doing nothing. So hopefully, that will happen. And, hopefully when they play football. They will, proudly, stand for the national anthem, and they will, proudly, stand, and. And respect, the american, flag. Or, at least i'm not watching i can't speak for others but based on what i see now and based on what i'm looking at with respect to the nba, at this point. A lot of people agree with me. So we want, people we would like to request people you stand proudly, for. The flag, and for the. National, anthem. In the months since the virus, arrived, we've, learned a great deal. While this is a dangerous, and highly infectious, disease, it primarily, affects the oldest segment of our population.
Or Those with chronic health issues the united, states has the largest, nursing home. And assisted. Living. Home population. In the western, world by far. Nearly half of all of the deaths, from the china virus in the united, states have occurred in nursing homes and. Long-term, care facilities. The median age of those who succumb to the virus, is 78, years old. These findings, underscore, that all americans, must continue, to apply extreme vigilance, in protecting, our elderly, population. And those with. Chronic conditions. Outcomes, are very different for younger americans, without. Serious, health issues, tremendously. Different. They can often expect, mild or moderate, symptoms, or. Even no symptoms, whatsoever. They have very strong immune systems, we've. Learned even more so than we ever thought in a typical year approximately. Five times. As many americans, under the age of 65. Die from heart disease. As have so far been lost to the coronavirus. From the same age group, that's an interesting, statistic. Bless. Blessedly. Children, appear, to face the lowest risk of all. It's. 99.995. Of all fatalities. Are adults, think of that. 99.95. That is, extremely. Close to 100, percent. Of all. Fatalities. Are. Adults, children. Often. Have only mild symptoms. And medical complications. Are. Incredibly. Rare, very very very rare. Those that do face complications. Often have underlying, medical, conditions. In each of the last five years the flu resulted, in more deaths. Of those under 18. In the united states, than, have been lost thus far to coronavirus. By far. The flu, the flu does kill. Young. People. Given these considerations. We believe many school districts, can now reopen, safely, provided, they, implement, mitigation. Measures, and health protocols, to protect, families. Protect teachers, and protect, students. All families. Should be empowered. To make the decision. That is right. For their own circumstances. This is especially, important, if a child has underlying, health conditions, or lives with a parent or grandparent. Who is at a high risk. And one of the things we'd like to do is when we make payment, to. Schools, because we spend a lot of money on schools we'd like to make the payment directly, to the. Student, or to the child. And that would mean to the parents, essentially, but to the child we want to follow the child. So that if the school is closed. The family can go to another school. Maybe in another. Area. But they can do it and would like to make that payment. Rather than paying a school that's close would rather pay. Directly, we're following, the child, where the child goes and we want to pay the family pay the child. And then the. Family can take care of the cost. And we're trying to get that approved too but the democrats, don't like doing anything, unless it means. Doing for. The union which controls. Nancy, and controls, chuck 100. And i have nothing wrong with the union i have great respect, more than. Very few people do i respect more than a great teacher. It's a tremendous, talent they. They're really. Underappreciated. These are phenomenal. People, with tremendous, talent that the great ones are, among the most important people we have, this country. But. And they'll be great at other there'll be greater charter, schools, and, they'll be great at.
When We talk about school choice which we'd like to see so that parents, can. Take their children, to the. School of their choice that's something we want we think it's very important especially, in the. Minority, communities. They want it so badly. African-american. Hispanic, american, asian-american. They want it so badly. But the. The two people i mentioned, nancy and chuck they're totally controlled. By the heads of the union. I think the teachers. Like us a lot we're taking care of our teachers we want to take care of our teachers. But we cannot, indefinitely. Stop, 50 million american, children from. Going to school, and harming their mental, physical, emotional, and academic, development, and inflicting, long-term, lasting, damage. I heard a gentleman today a great, person, some of you are at that meeting. From harvard. Say that every year is ten thousand dollars, it's uh. People they lose. A tremendous, amount of money in the future. Mentioned ten thousand, dollars. And i think he was talking about, on a yearly, basis, they lose a lot by. Every year of education, that they lost every year they gained, they gained ten thousand dollars, and when you have. Students. Sitting at home playing with a computer, it's not the same that's one thing we've learned for sure it's not the same can never be the same. As, being in a classroom. So we want to get our students in the classroom. The american, academy, of. Pediatrics. Has, released. Guidance. Recommendation. That schools reopened, they said, reopen. It said quote. Lengthy, time away from school. And associated. Interruption. Of supportive, services, often results. In social, isolation. Making it difficult for schools to identify. And address, important, learning deficits. The doctors. Also. Warned about the risk of increased, abuse. Substance, use depression. And suicide. Suicide. The national, education, association. Recently, stated, despite. The momentous, efforts, of educators. During the pandemic. Online, learning has never been an effective, replacement. For. In-person. Learning and support. So when you sit at home in a basement looking at a computer, your brain starts to wither away. We have a lot of good experience. At that just by taking a look at what's happening in politics. Studies, estimate, that school. Closures. Last. Spring, caused the average student to fall. 50 percent behind, in math and roughly. 35. In reading compared, to a typical, year think of that. Cause the average student to fall fifty percent, behind in math and thirty five percent, in reading. Compared to being at the school, being with your teachers, being in a classroom. We've learned that we've learned that. Learning from a laptop, is not great. And frankly, we've also learned that. Telehealth. A little unrelated, but, it's up, 35, 000. And it's, been, incredible, 35, 000. We'll check that number ladder but that's an incredible, but it is people staying home and the telehealth, that has been a tremendous, success. We've learned those two things during this, period of time with the. With the plague. With the plague coming in and, those are two things we know school closures. Harm low income students the most. Because they have less access to high quality, remote learning. They don't have computers. And less resources, for academic. Support. All schools should be making plans to resume, in-person. Classes. As soon as possible. To support the reopening, of america's, schools, we provided, 13 billion dollars, in. Elementary. And secondary, schools. Toward the, cares act and cares act funding. We're giving cares, act, funding. The vast majority, of which remain available. For states to use. So tremendous, amount of money 13, billion dollars. That's the cares act funding, and we're. Giving a large portion of that for states to use today i'm pleased to announce that we will provide, up to. 125. Million. Reusable. Masks. To various. School districts, all around the country. My administration. Also. Stands, ready to deploy cdc. Teams. To support. Schools. That are opening. And schools, that need help. In safety, and. In order to. Safely, reopen. Finally, today my administration. Is highlighting. General, recommendations. For all schools, and guidance to protect high-risk. Teachers, and students, we're working. Very very closely, with. Many of the schools, and school districts, throughout the country, they include. The following. To ensure all students. Teachers, and staff, understand, the symptoms. Of the china virus. Require, all students, teachers, and staff, to.
Self. Assess, their health every morning before coming to school. Encourage, frequent, hand washing, or hand sanitizing. During the school day. Beginning, upon entrance, to school. And ensuring, that hand washing, facilities, are widely, available, throughout the school. And for the most part schools have been very good at that. Minimize, large, indoor, gatherings. Hold large gatherings. Outdoors, whenever, possible. Maintain. High standards, of hygiene, and ventilation. Within the classrooms. Including, keeping, windows, and doors, open whenever, possible. And running fans, and, air conditioning, units. Whenever, possible. Require, students, teachers, and staff. To socially, distance. Around. High-risk, individuals. And, socially, distance, whenever, possible. In any event. Encourage, the use of masks, when. Social, distancing. Is not possible. Post instructions. Regarding, hygiene, and social distancing, all over the school, and all around the school. We encourage, schools to adopt these measures. We've been working with so many of them and. To the best of my knowledge. Virtually, every one of them agrees to do that. While we're also providing, high-risk, teachers and students options to engage in. Distance, teaching, or, learning. We're working on that also. College. Age students, also continue, to be one of the lowest risk. Demographics. More than, 99.8. Percent, of the deaths. From this horrible, disease. The invisible, enemy we call it, occur, in people. Over. 24. Years of age think of that, 99.8. Percent. Occur in people over 24, years of age for this reason. It could be safer for them to live, at a school rather than. Live with. Their older parents, or. Grandparents. We've got to go to school, we've got to open up we've got to open up our schools, and open up our businesses. And a lot of it has been open but. We can do better. As we move forward the number of cases. Is, not by any means the most important. Metric. To focus on because the fact is we have more cases, because we have far more testing than any country in the world there's no country that's even close. We've done more testing, and better testing, than any country in many of these countries, that. The media, was, putting up as a shining, example, of. Success, that right now in massive, outbreaks, you see what's going on in. Many of the countries that you constantly, mention. Far more important, is. Who the virus, is infecting. That's why our strategy, and attention, are focused, on preventing, the cases, that are. Most likely to require. Hospitalization. Or result, in death. Those that afflict the elderly, and those with certain, underlying, health conditions, all the while acting to prevent.
Hospital, Overcrowding. If you look at. Some of the states that had a flare-up, recently, they're all doing very well florida, is going down, rapidly. I want to give a lot of credit to the governors. Florida's, going down and. Arizona. Is going. Down. Way down. They've done a fantastic. Job. California. As you know is going down. And, many other locations. It's doing very well in many locations. Are. Really uh, in fantastic. Shape. Some with, very little if any problem. Large portions, of the united, states. Those advocating. For a never-ending. Blanket, nationwide, lockdown. Have no answer for. What it would do to the mental, physical, and social health of millions of american, children and people. This includes, parents, where. They have to stay home with their children, because. And they lose their work and they lose their job. Because their children, isn't at school they have to have somebody to take care of it and they want to take care of their child. They don't trust people. A society, must put the health and safety, of our. Children, first. A man who has. The respect, of everybody, he's highly respected, by me and. Anybody, on this subject. He's just, the expert. Dr, scott atlas, is here from stanford. And he's been working with us for a, period of time and i thought it would be great he was, saying things to me the other day i said it would be great if you could. Tell that to the, media. So this is the first time i've shared the platform. And. It's an honor to do so, scott is truly, uh. He's a brilliant man he's a wonderful, man and he cares about this subject very much and i'd like to ask scott, to come up please and say a few words thank you scott. Thank you mr president, uh. Obviously, a great honor to be here and a. Great honor to serve. This president, who's. Really focused, on the very important, parts of the pandemic. And uh. I'm new here i'm just sort of getting involved, but i want to thank you and the vice president. And the entire, team the task force team and all the people who are not very visible, really for working, so hard. Uh these people are working 24, 7.. And uh it's it's quite amazing. Uh. And i think the we today we had a fantastic, event that i'll just, mention, on opening the schools, because the president's, priority, is to open the schools, and open them safely. And have. Parents. Have the options, to. Either use open schools or do whatever they can to eventually, get back to open schools, including any kind of hybrid. Or other arrangement, they may want to do it was a great event. We had a, group of, fantastic. Parents. Teachers. Medical experts. And. It went very well and so i. I won't, spend a lot of time up here but uh thank you very much and i hope i can help out in some way thank you. Steve, thank you you mentioned the executive, orders that you signed, are we now, unlikely, to see any more stimulus, legislation. Before the election. We're giving, 400. And, we are. In constant touch with governors, also, who, they'll be making. Perhaps, a contribution. They have options they can do it or they don't have to do it i think most of them will do it. We're also doing a payroll tax cut which is a massive, number that's a very big number. And that's a number that's bigger than any of the numbers we talked about. And the beauty of that is it it really, incentivizes. Companies. And because it's both a company, cut and a. Employee, cut. So that, much, really, very much incentivizes. People. To. Go back to work and work hard and the company to hire people back. And, we've had some of the great economic. Minds. Saying that's the most. Important, cut that would be the best cut you could do we couldn't get the democrats, to even think about. Agreeing to it. It's not the democrat. Way i guess, because. It just seems that. Whether it's larry kudlow, or, any of your many friends. That's the one they wanted the most would you say larry. And so we're doing that and that was never even really discussed, because that was taken off the table by the democrats, immediately.
And This is every week every. Week you get a check or a month or bi-weekly. This is a major. Amount of money that you're getting. Directly, so. It's really uh. You know it's a very big number it's a very substantial, number and this is don't forget this is an addition, to the. To the four hundred dollars. And uh this is a, a. Big number, and now at the end of. The year. The assumption, that i win. I'm going to terminate, the payroll tax. Which is another thing that some of the great economists, would like to see done. Will be. Paying into social security, through the general fund. And. It works out very nicely. If. Biden. Would win he wouldn't do that because he's going to double and triple everybody's, taxes. He's going to have to explain that one. And as you know he's also going to. Quadruple. Regulations. He wants to put regulations. On, one of the reasons that we had the kind of numbers, and. And big bounces, that you've seen i mean we closed it up we saved millions of lives and now we open it and we bounce right back where we were. It looks like we'll be bouncing right back where we were. But one of the reasons, is because we cut. So many uh. Horrible, regulations. And biden. With his new partner. Kamala. Will. If you think he's going to put it all back but many times more i mean they want to increase regulations. And that's just going to drive. Companies. Out and it's going to drive people out it's going to drive them to other countries, and it's going to make us, not competitive, with other countries, please. Thank you, mr, i'd like to highlight a kind of odd situation, in the last, hour or so if you, googled. Antifa.com. It would take you straight to joe biden's, website, his official, campaign website. Odd situation, we don't know who's behind, that. But it raises an interesting leadership, question. Should joe biden, the democrat, party, kamala harris, should they publicly, denounce. The antifa. As a as a domestic, terrorist organization. They should i think they're afraid to. It's. Uh, in my book it's virtually, a part of their campaign, antifa. Uh, the democrats, act like gee i don't know exactly, what that is take a look at. Uh. Portland, take a look at. Any. Place you want to take a look at, they're all over the place they were here. We put on a 10-year. Prison sentence if you knocked down any statues. Two months ago and since then we haven't seen much of them. We had to send. Border security. We sent actually homeland, and border and. Different forms of, homeland, to. Through portland, in order to, you you know what we had to do we had to save. They wanted to knock down a courthouse, a 500, million dollar courthouse, they wanted to burn it down knock it down. And they were easily, easy, able to defend, but. The, mayor, and the governor of the state. They didn't want to do that. And we actually sent our our people there, and they did a great job and they were they did it easily but, in the meantime they went to other parts of the city and they're doing damage, and, we're recommending, to the governor that they call in national. Security, calling the national, guard we're willing to get, we would, we would stop that problem, in one hour. We sent just defensive, measures to protect, and save that, courthouse, from being burned down or knocked down. We also saved a couple of other buildings, federal buildings.
Because They were unable to do the job. I have to say this they have, really good police they have a great. Group of people. That if they would be allowed to do their job same with chicago, and same with new york and a couple of other cities. If they allowed. In chicago, 25, 000 police. And they're really good but they're not allowed to do their job. In new york you have new york's finest but they've totally taken away. Their incentive. They've, they've, taken away their lives, in a sense because they don't allow them to do their job they could do that job so easily you wouldn't have a problem in new york. And that includes with terrorism, and everything else they, disbanded. They've cut by. Uh, one billion dollars. Their budget, in new york one billion dollars. Then crime is up by. 200. 250. Depends on what week you're looking at it's crazy what's going on in new york. We could solve that problem, easily but we don't have to, because they should be able to do it themselves, but they have to give. The they have to give, the honor back it's it's an honor. They have to give the honor back to their. Law enforcement, groups, new york is great so is chicago. And in portland they could do the job, if they don't want to do that we would send in gladly, if they want the national guard we'll take care of it in one hour. It'll go very quickly. As we did by the way if you take a look in minneapolis. When, they were burning down. Minneapolis. A wonderful, place but nobody's, ever seen anything like it after days. The very liberal, and these are all run by liberal democrats. Every place i talk about is run because, we have great cities. And they're run by. Republicans. Okay it's, you know it's. There's no magic to it it's obvious. What's going on and. These, the cities that i mentioned are all run by liberal, very liberal. Democrats. And it's very sad when you see what's happening to new york it's very sad when you see what's. Happening, to. Other cities not just those three, other cities. When you look at what's happening it's not even it's not even believable, i left new york almost four years ago. And you could see signs of problems, because. De blasio, was there he's a horrific. Mayor, just horrific. I mean people don't want to go there anymore. He's not only is it bad with crime in the way he talks about the city and what he does he's, horrific. And when i see that it's a very sad thing i left. Almost four years ago, right, and. Uh, when i look and see what's happening, to. A city that i love. That still has great potential. But it's going to have to be. Brought back. Because what happened in new york is is uh. It's not even believable, what's happening in chicago, where. One weekend you have 78, people shot and 18. Die. In a weekend. And then. Successive. Weekends, you have so much of that happening, and. It's it's not even it's really not even believable. And if you. Let. Democrats. Run this country and we've stopped, it from going, other places. If you let democrats, run this country. You'll have all of your cities be just like that. Thank you mr president. The heads of the boston, and dallas. Today said that the, economy, hasn't recovered, strong enough because, the country hasn't contained the virus. So what's your response, to them, and what did that argue for a stronger, federal response. Well, you just saw. Other countries were doing much better than all. Other major, countries, peer countries. Uh. This chart came out just a little while ago i thought i'd say it's that kind of a question, the wise guy question. Uh because i just went over the whole thing we're doing better than. Almost everyone with the economy. And, i think we're. We're, you know we face a headwind, because. Uh. Democrats. Perhaps, for political, reasons, don't want to open up their states. And that's having a huge toll that's taken a huge toll, on. People within those states when you look at, north carolina. You have. A man doesn't want to open it up you have you look at michigan, you look at some states, i mean they just want to keep these people in there. In their houses, in their prisons, they call them prisons. And.
I Think a lot of it's for political, reasons, because they want to, look as bad as possible, on. November, 3rd but i don't think it's going to matter because we're doing, so well in so many ways. As far as the. The plague is concerned, when you look at the numbers take a look at what's going on now with. Other countries, they're having flare-ups, that are very very substantial. And we've done very well we're helping a lot of those countries. And those were model countries, that you used to talk about and say, how well they were doing except. They just exploded, they just had. Very big flare-ups, you understand that now we're doing very well. And. I don't have to show you the charts again but those charts, are, at a level that. Nobody even thought possible, i think we're going to have a fantastic, third quarter, i think next year will be one of the strongest, years we've had. And this is with california, being closed down, this is where. North carolina. And and michigan, and tremendous. States, great states. Are being. Closed. By. For reasons i think that would that scott would tell you you disagree, with right you disagree, with he. We spent, a great amount of time talking about it, we got to open up our country we understand the disease we understand who it hits we have to protect our elderly, people especially. Our elderly, people that are, not well we have to protect them. But we understand, it and we understand, it well we've learned a lot. And we're going to have the vaccine, soon and we're going to have the therapeutic. Soon, going to come out very soon and uh. We're very proud of the people the job they've done yeah please. Thanks mr president, um joe biden and kamala harris just appeared together in their first campaign event right before you got up on this podium, can you tell us if you watched the remarks, and give us your reaction to them i didn't watch i saw just a moment, of him speaking, a moment, of her speaking. And it was enough look. He made a choice he picked her. I watched her, i watched her poll numbers go, boom, boom. Boom down to almost, nothing. And she left angry. She left. Mad. There was nobody more insulting, to. Biden. Than she was, she said horrible, things, about him. Including, accusations. Made about him by. A woman where she. I guess believed the woman. And now all of a sudden she's. Running to be. Vice president, saying how wonderful, he is. Uh i thought it was a very unusual. Pick because she said such bad things and you know better than anybody would, you know you won't write it because you know you don't want to do that but, you know better than anybody. Uh. She said horrible, things about him horrible, things. And, she mocked him. Openly, mocked him. That's why i thought that was a very risky pick because i'm sure that'll be played back. Not necessarily, by me but others it'll be played back. The other thing if you look. She wants a three trillion, dollar tax hike. No fracking. How do you think no fracking, in pennsylvania. Is going to play. That's a big fracking, state if you didn't have. Energy, produced, that way, you would have. Taxes, that would triple and you'd have. Unemployment. That you wouldn't believe in pennsylvania, last year the best year they've ever had. Texas, last year the best year they've ever had oklahoma. Best year, almost, every state in our nation last year had the best year they've ever had. And they're going to have that again next year. And you can see that by what but think of it. She wants no fossil fuels. No fossil, fuels. Really. Tell that to texas. And then i hear. Trump is only one point up in texas now they said the same thing with. Crooked hillary clinton. They said. Texas, is in play trump is down in texas. And then i won texas, immediately, when they said the polls are closed. Trump has won texas. And i won by a lot. And, i won georgia by a lot it's the same thing over it's almost like a duplication. Of what happened before. Except we have much more energy now than we ever did in 2016, and we had a lot, we had record amounts in 2016..
But You you take a look at the tax cuts. We, gave the biggest tax cut, in the history of our country, and the biggest regulation, cuts in the history of our country by far. Right. He wants to increase everybody's, taxes. And she's one of the. People, that, wants that i mean you take a look at that she wants to. Defund, or at least substantially. Reduce, money going to police departments. And. You can't do that, you can't do that. It's actually got to be the opposite. I've been, endorsed, by. So many police departments, i'm getting a really good one this week. That you'll be seeing, really big really good. But who could ever what what police department, what law enforcement, group could ever. Support, joe biden. Where. He said things that are so bad and so foolish. Frankly so stupid, in terms of, in terms of crime and what would happen. So we're getting all of law enforcement. We're getting the military, she wants to, spend much less on our military, i've rebuilt, the military, we have the strongest, military, now. Much of the equipment, is coming in all made in the united states 2.5. Trillion dollars we spent. When i took over we had a. Military, that was totally. It was in terrible, terrible, shape. It was depleted. It was a depleted, military. Old planes. All tanks, old everything. And we have a beautiful, brand new military, with the best people in the world we've never had anything like it some of the equipment, is still coming in. No we have. We've done a real job. And i think we're going to be extremely, successful. I was surprised, that he picked her very surprised, because of the horrible way she talked about him and frankly because. She dropped like a rock i didn't when i ran i ran against. 17. People mostly governors, and senators, some others ben carson, was very, strong very good. A couple of others but mostly, governors, mostly. Senators. And. I ran. And i went up. She ran and she went down to rock bottom i don't think she ever got to run her first. To take a vote in her first, in the first state. And. So generally, speaking you don't want to pick somebody, that, went down she went down, but she went down in a very. Terrible, way and she said horrible things about biden. She said far worse about biden than i ever did. And now she's running as vice president. So how does that work please in the back, yeah. Mr president thanks for taking my question, uh i'm wondering tonight if you might have any. Words of encouragement, for middle schoolers or high schoolers, starting the school year strictly, online, who might be frustrated. Uh wondering how they're going to get through the next quarter. Missing their friends and teachers just wondering if you might have any words of encouragement, for them. It's such a fair question such a good question yeah i mean you hear what, i was saying or scott will be involved and he'll be, talking to you over the next couple of days what he's. Saying from great experience, no i feel very badly for him, and i have a feeling that on november. 4th, somebody's, going to announce schools are open. The country's, open, everything's, open, i really believe a lot of it's done for political, reasons, you want to know the truth i think so. But you're right. Online, is not the same as being in the classroom. And that's been proven it's been proven. Loud and clear yeah any other questions. Thank you mr president, um you have, warned several times that if joe biden is elected president. That there will be an invasion. In suburban, neighborhoods, it's a sentiment that you expressed in a tweet again this morning. What exactly do you mean by invasion. What i mean is people are going to become. They're going to be. Opening up areas of your neighborhood, which they're doing and now they're going to do they wanted to expand it and they will expand it if for any reason they're going to, in my opinion destroy, suburbia. And just so you understand. 30. Plus. Of the people. Living. In suburbia, are minorities. African-american. Asian-american. Hispanic-american. They're minorities, 30. The number is even higher it's they say 35, but i like to cut it a little bit lower you know why that way i can never get myself in too much trouble with the. Fake news. But 30. Plus. Are, minorities. Living in suburbia. And when they go in and they want to change zoning, so that. You. Have lots of problems, where they want to build low income housing. You want something where people can aspire, to be there, not something where it gets hurt, badly. And that's what happens, so. With suburban, women. Suburban, men. I think they feel very strongly. About. What i'm doing, it's a very i mean it's a very fair question it's a very important, question. But they fought all their lives to be there and then all of a sudden. They have.
Something Happen. That changes, their life and changes. What they fought for. For so many years john please, uh, two quickly, thank you mr president, i know you were briefed on it have you decided. Where are you going to give your accepted speech, at, so we're looking at gettysburg. A. Magnificent. Site i've been there a number of times just a magnificent. Site and we're looking at the white house. And i would say it's really down to those two. Uh the white house would be uh. Much easier from the standpoint of secret service, and. You know the movement, of hundreds of people as you know. I would say. We love them both i love gettysburg. But it's, this is. Simpler would be magnificent. The white house is a uh the white house is the white house gettysburg. Is, one of the great. And historic, sites of our country, frankly as far as i'm concerned of the world so, one of those two i'll probably, be announcing, it over the next week or so maybe i had a question about payroll, taxes, if if you permanently. Rescind, the payroll, tax. How do you pay for social security. We're taking it out of the general, fund. And what we'll do. What we'll be doing is, if we do that we'll get it approved, in that case by congress. And we'll take the money from. Other places, other than we will not take it from social security. In any way shape or form how do you fund, from the general fund when the general fund. Just incurred a debt of 2.8, trillion dollars right so we're going to have tremendous, growth, we have tremendous, growth you take a look at what's happening here. Next year unless somebody comes in who doesn't know what they're doing and they start raising taxes, and forcing, everybody to leave the country or, leave their jobs and, companies, to close. We will have tremendous, growth, you will see growth like you haven't seen in a long time. Since you didn't see, uh, comma harris's, remarks today i wonder if we could just get you to respond, to one thing that she said sure, um. She said that your refusal. To get testing. Up and running. You are i'm paraphrasing, you're flip-flopping. On social distancing. And masks. And. Your delusional. Belief. That you know better than the experts. All of that, in in her words. A reason, that one american, dies of coven 19. Every minute. What do you think of that. I think that's probably, one of the reasons she was a terrible candidate, and was forced to leave the race because. She got her facts, wrong you know she's very bad on facts she's very weak on facts and just so you understand. We've done more testing, than any country in the world by far, that includes, india which has 1.5. Billion people that includes, china. That includes, every country in the world we've done more testing. We have better testing, than any country in the world they call they want to know where do we get it how do we get it, we have better testing than any country in the world. When you do as much testing, as us however, as you understand, you, develop more cases if you test it instead of, 65. Million, people which is what we've done. When you test that many people. You're going to find cases that normally you wouldn't see if you go to mexico, and you go to other countries you'll see they do almost no testing. They test if somebody's, not feeling well they test if somebody, is. Symptomatic. They test, very little, they test very little, we've done more testing than anybody in the world we've done the best job of any country in the world and that includes, from. Making ventilators, that nobody else could have done we are the, ventilator. King of the world we're supplying, the whole world now. In a few short months with ventilators, that, are very hard to produce, very, expensive, very complex. Very delicate. Very very important. We've done a great job and then on top of that when you look at the numbers, how we were impacted, less, than these other countries. And now you look at the explosion. Of countries, that you would have, said did such a good job, and some of them had advantages.
Over Us for obvious, reasons, having to do with the pandemic. But when you look at the. Job that we've done compared to others. We've done a great job. And she i read today that she's very short on facts. Uh. She, i think she's going to be a big failure and i think i look forward to the debate between her and mike pence because i think he'll do even better against, her. Than he did it against senator, kane which was a total wipeout. So we'll see how it all works out, uh all right one more, yeah please. President, thank you very much. Thank you um, just ask um, what do you say to those critics, who argue. You're trying to sow distrust, in democracy. And deliberately, try to sabotage, the post office to, undermining, men in voting which a lot of people need i say the democrats, are sabotaging. The post office because they're not approving 25, billion dollars that was requested. So they're sabotaging. The post office and they're not allowing. The post office to function, properly. And they're certainly not allowing, universal. Mail-in, votes, when they do that. But equally, importantly, they're not allowing 3.5. Billion dollars, in funds, to do. Voting that they'd like to do, therefore, all of this. And all of the tremendous, mistakes, that were made with regard to mail-in voting all of these tremendous, mistakes. You can't even, you can't even do it i would imagine the courts you know this is in many courts right now. They're showing all of the disasters. That have taken place just in the last short period of time in the last two months with respect to universal. Mail-in, voting. It's just like a total, catastrophe. What's happening. And we can't let that happen go ahead real fast. One is is about. You had uh. Graphs about. The economics, of the clobed. But deaths, in america, are still going up whereas in europe. Right now zero deaths in the uk, zero deaths in france. What's going up by cases, if you look at cases. And the cases are going up because we do so much testing and we find it, and i call it, fake media, gold. Because we do so much more testing, than any other country, and when you do all that testing. You find. Cases go ahead steve real quick, on trey you've got these trade talks from china going on is it possible, you would pull out of the trade deal with china if they're not meeting their commitment. We've taken a lot of money from china in the last year and a half. That no other, president, has taken in, we've done things to china that nobody else has done to china or even thought of doing it with 25. Tariffs, and taken in billions and billions of dollars tens of billions of dollars.
And Given, then, given, the farmers, as an example, 12 billion one year, 16, billion another year. And made the farmers, extremely, happy you don't hear them complaining, they were targeted, by china. But. I'm very angry at china. Because they let this, horrible, disease, they let this horrible, plague. Come into our country and come into the world. And they should have been able to stop it they stopped it from going into china. They should have been able to stop it so i'm very angry at china. Thank you very. Much. Mr. President. You.