Trump returns to briefing after reports of shots fired outside White House
Shot someone, seems to be the suspect, and the suspect, is now on the way to the hospital. I can't tell you the condition, of the suspect. There was nobody else injured there was no other law enforcement, injured. And i just want to i, will get onto the press conference but, i i do want to thank secret service, they are fantastic, the job they do. From what i understand the answer is yes. That's what i understand, i don't know you'll have to ask. They'll have a detailed. Maybe a briefing for you outside, later. I don't know i didn't ask that question. It might not have had anything to do with me it might have been something else but uh it was on the outside of the premises, the wall. The uh the as you know the fencing especially, the new fencing that they put up is, very powerful. But it was on the outside of the white house okay and, they'll have a full report secret service, in a little while we'll have a full report. Do i see him rattled. It's uh, unfortunate, that this is. A, world but the world's always been. A dangerous, place. It's not something that's unique, uh the world has been. You look back over the, centuries, the world has been a dangerous, place, very dangerous, place, and. It will continue, i guess for a period of time. Differently about your personal, safety inside the white house no i feel very safe with uh, secret service they're fantastic, people, they're the best of the best, and. They're highly trained. I don't know if anybody got to walk outside, but. There were. A lot of. Terrific, looking. People ready to go. If, something was, necessary. People at the highest, level of law enforcement. There's, nobody. Like these people. So they just wanted me to step aside. For a little while just to make sure that everything was cleared outside. Because it was right in this area. Why did you decide, after that because obviously, it created a lot of commotion, what made you decide to come back and continue the briefing well i didn't even think about not coming back i said am i able to go back and they said you'd have to wait a little while i waited a little while as you know. In the, oval office area. And. I said can i get back now and they said yes. And they have. A lot of fortification. Outside, just in case but, it was one person. Okay. You said the shooting was outside how far away from them they're going to be giving you a full briefing, in a little while, in the white house or was it right i can only tell you they're going to give you a briefing, it was outside of the premises. Near the fence but outside of the promises. So pretty close to here yeah pretty close. So i was telling you that the dow jones. And the s p 500, are now 50. Percent above, the. March level, nasdag. Is uh, setting new records, it's already broken the record despite. The. Situation. Of. Having the china virus, we have, new jobs arising, and unemployment, is falling faster than. Nearly, anyone, thought, and over the past three months we've created over nine million jobs. And that's a record, a three-month. Record of you added up it's a three-month, record by far. And we've beaten, expectations. By, 12, million. Or 12 million above, expectations. Which is pretty remarkable. Uh, today we had great. Reports, on, new job, openings. And there's clearly a housing, boom which has been incredible, numbers in both housing. And, an automobile, boom. Uh we've, rarely seen anything like it and it's going on right now in america. Inventories. Are at rock bottom. Used car sales are at record levels. And we, will have. Rebuilt, we're doing. A rebuilding. Like nobody's, ever seen. It's a big plus for manufacturing.
And Construction. So. Constructions. Getting close to record, territory. Manufacturing. Is doing very well the car companies are doing great. Very happy for michigan, the state of michigan we have a lot of car companies. Moving in a lot of plants are being built and expanded, in michigan, and ohio. There is no reason why the economy, can't grow. At a 20. Pace in the third quarter that would be a record. And interestingly. It'll be a. A number that's going to be announced before november, 3rd. It gets. Announced probably around november, 1st which is. Very interesting, but it's it's going to grow at a very substantial, pace based on all of the numbers we're looking at, and probably, a lot more substantial, than we originally, thought. We're creating new incentives, for working, jobs and we're also providing, much needed assistance, to those who. Are still suffering. From the effects, of the, pandemic. Contraction. And the contraction, is now, uh. Well we have the pandemic, we have a lot of great things happening in terms of the vaccines, and therapeutics, as you know and. I think we'll be. Making tremendous, progress, over the next. Period of a few months and certainly before the end of the year i think we'll have a. Vaccine, before the end of the year, very substantially. And we may have. A therapeutic. Uh. Resolvement. Very quickly, very very quickly and, frankly that's the one i'd rather have faster. Because you'd go in you'd give a transfusion. Or a shot. To people that are very ill and they'd be able to come out of the hospital. The next day or a few days later. If the. States, participate. In our core sharing, unemployment, plan. We are uh going to be doing something. Very very interesting, with uh, all of the things that we announced on saturday i have to repeat what they are you know very well and. We've had. We've had some tremendous, success, already if you look at what's happening with the stock market and people are very thrilled at what we're doing. We'd like to get the democrats. To. Focus, on other than, what they're focusing, on which is a bailout, of. Poorly running states, we have many great running states states that are setting records. And. Let's see what happens with respect, to that. But the uh. We're looking at also considering, a capital, gains tax cut which would create. A lot more jobs, so we're looking very seriously, at a capital gains tax cut. And also. At an income tax cut, for. Middle. Income, families. We're looking at expanding, the. Tax cuts that we've already done, but specifically. For middle-income. Families, and you'll be hearing about that in the upcoming. Few weeks, and i think it'll be very exciting, so. A capital, gains tax. Is going to be a lot of a lot of people put to work. And, it would be a cut. In the capital, gains tax and also a cut in the. Middle income, income. Tax. So i now want to just discuss, a little, quick brief and then we'll take a few more questions. But uh, we took some, who would have known we were going to take questions before we started right. Is that right. Jennifer. But uh that's the way it happens sometimes, we want to discuss, if, we might, the. China virus, and the world continues, its fight. Against this horrible plague. Countries, in every continent, are seeing increases, in cases. We have a rapid, increase, only in cases. Where. It's very interesting, because we're so far ahead of testing. We have more cases, if we had. Much smaller, testing would have fewer but we feel that having testing is a very important, thing. It's a great uh it's a great record to have in, many ways we, we've tested. I guess close to 65, million people, right now and nobody's, even close to that number.
No Other country is close. India would be second at 11, million. And they have 1.5, billion, people. So we. We have, the number one testing, anywhere in the world by far and, we also have i think the highest quality, tests we have a lot of different ones but we have the highest quality including. The short term and the lab tests the lab tests take a little bit longer. And uh dr burks was telling me a little while ago that, uh we're down to two days and two and a half days on, getting your result on the lab test the other ones you get them in five minutes to 15 minutes so that's exciting. But countries, in every continent, are. Seeing. Increases, in cases, in recent days cases, have rapidly, increased in japan, and australia, unfortunately. And they're now, experiencing, higher peaks than they did in march. To the south of a border, of our border. Cases have continued, to surge in mexico. Central, america, argentina. Colombia, peru brazil. And throughout latin america it's really the hot spot. It's posing, a major, challenge, for. This continent. Latin america, is now the region with the. Most number of confirmed, cases, by far despite, a relative. Scarcity, of testing, so when you think of that that means it's. It's. Pretty much on fire. They're having a hard time and we're helping them we're sending them tremendous, numbers of ventilators. Which we're making by the thousands, every month. And we're helping latin america very much. It's hard for. Them to come into the country, because we have, big sections, of wall up now the new wall is being built which people don't talk about they used to talk about nothing but the wall. Now that it's being built. They're not talking about it so much but it's helped us because we're up to. Almost we're getting close to 280. Miles, 280. Miles in the most important, areas. So that's. Helping us a lot. In terms of. Not having people come in to, the country, who are. Infected. With the coronavirus. This global trend underscores, the persistence. Of the virus, including, in nations, that. Apply, the strictest, and most punishing, lockdowns, you have nations that are, really. Tough on the lockdowns, and they're getting hit very hard. That's why my administration. Is pursuing, a science-based. Approach, that protects, the most vulnerable. Preserves, hospital, capacity, and focuses, on the delivery, and development, of treatments, and ultimately, the vaccine. I feel strongly, that we will have a vaccine, by the end of the year. And it'll be put in service, maybe, even. As we get it because we're all set militarily. We're using our military, to, distribute, the vaccine. And logistically. There's nobody like this group of people i meet with them a lot and they're ready to go, as soon as they have it they'll be going. But, more importantly. The therapeutics. As i said i think the therapeutics. Could be great, initially, speaking, i think that would be, if i had my choice but you can have them both, you can have them both you can have them both very soon too. At the same time we urge all americans, to apply, common sense. Mitigation, you all know what that mitigation, is everybody, knows it by heart now. 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. That's why we have. Delivered, funding, equipment, and rapid, testing, to our nation's. Nursing homes to protect those, at high risk. We're very focused, on nursing, homes and senior citizens, areas. Anywhere, that we have senior citizens, who are very very focused. We've delivered over 1. 800, rapid, point-of-care. Testing devices, those are very quick. And shipped over 700. 000 tests to nursing homes. Nursing, homes are being protected. Like never before, the united, states faces, a, unique, range of challenges, that requires. Our constant, vigilance. America, has the largest, at-risk. Population, of any developed country. By far 1.5. Million residents, of nursing homes about five times out of the united kingdom and other european, countries. Our country also has a higher, prevalence, of. Underlying, conditions, that this virus, targets. Yet we have fewer deaths per capita, than the united, kingdom. And most, other peer, nations, in western europe. So that's an important, we have fewer deaths, per capita, than the united, kingdom and most other. Nations, in western, europe, and heading for. Even stronger, numbers, but, one person is too much as far as i'm concerned should have never been allowed to happen. Should have never been allowed to escape, china. Nationwide, we continue, to see encouraging. Signs in the last seven days nationwide.
Cases Declined, by 14. Hospitalizations. Decreased by 7. Fatalities. Decreased by 9. Arizona, and florida are improving, rapidly, with fewer patients coming to emergency, rooms by far as well as. Decreasing. Cases, decreasing. Fatalities. Unexpected. And expanded. Hospital, capacities. So. We have an expanded. Hospital, capacity. It's. It's pretty dramatic, when you look at it, meaning we have more room, should we need it. So, a lot of tremendous, work has been done in texas, likewise, the number of patients. Going to emergency, rooms has dropped from july. By more than two-thirds. That's a lot nevertheless, we continue to monitor, texas. Very closely, terrific, governor terrific, people working on that, whole. Situation, in texas, especially. At its test positivity. Rate. Which rose. Over 20, this weekend, overall. Cases, in texas, are coming down and have stabilized. In the border. Counties, that's again where you have the wall and you're next to uh. In, in some cases the wall in some cases you'll have it very shortly you'll have it all. Built within a, number of months. But those areas were hit very hard. And they're, likely, cases, uh, from mexico. That come in. Back and forth from the border they come in legally. As doctors, have found more effective, ways to treat patients, the fatality, rate continues, to improve. Texas, has won six the fatality. Rate of, new york and new jersey. That they had in april. And uh the, if you look at new york and new jersey they work very very hard but very heavy density, and. A lot of different kinds of difficulty. The fatality, rates in florida and arizona, are between, 25, and 33. Of the peak rates. Of new york and new jersey, again, different. Different climate, a different, uh. Grouping. Different. Density. Tremendously, different density. In california, the situation. Is starting to stabilize, and improve throughout the major metropolitan. Areas statewide. Hospitalizations. Continue, to decline, very substantially. With about 20 percent fewer. In patients, now. Than on july, 21st. California's. Starting to really. Show signs of. Correcting. We're monitoring, regions, with increasing, cases, including, boston, chicago. And the midwest, and we're monitoring, them very very strongly, and. Very very. Hard i i do want to say that. I think at the end of a fairly short period of time you're going to be in very very good shape. All over our country. Every loss of life is tragic, and all nations, must work together, to defeat this horrible, virus. My administration, is going to continue, to save as many lives as possible, we are working. Round the clock everybody. It's uh, incredible, how hard they're working, and uh. People from other countries we're working with them also and they're working very hard this is something. That's now attacked, 188. Different countries. There are a wide range of, factors, that determine, how the virus, impacts a nation. Such as age, underlining, conditions. Underlying, conditions, is a very big one you, if you're sick in any way if you're. Especially. They say heart and diabetes. That's not a good thing to have if. You uh. If you're going to have this if you're going to catch it so we're trying to protect, especially, those people that have. Problems, with. Their heart or diabetes. And levels, of pre-existing. Immunity, resulting, from. Past exposure, to other viruses. Which happens. We must stop politicizing. The virus, and instead be. United, in our. Condemnation. Of. How this virus, came. To america, how this virus came to the world. And we're going to figure it out and we're going to find out. And, we're very angry about it. On the therapeutics. And vaccine, updates, three vaccine, candidates, are currently, in. Phase three clinical trials something that would have been impossible. Under the previous, administration. Or any other administration. And several, others are showing considerable. Promise. We have. Great companies, very well known companies i think everyone in this room would know these companies but they're the biggest and the best in the world.
And We're working with. Other. Foreign. Companies, and countries, that have. Have been really working very closely with us. We're trading we're not looking to. Do anything but come up with the answer, and, we really don't we don't care we want to come up with the answer. If it's one of ours or one of theirs, it's okay we have to come up with the answer and we're. Very close to getting it some people think we have it. We may have it. We have the best scientists, in the world racing to develop, a safe vaccine, that will end this pandemic. Save millions of lives, and, that's millions of lives all over the world. And end the harm. Inflicted, by this virus, to our society. And. To all other nations. Last week the nih, began a clinical, trial of, rem de severe, paired with another, approved, antiviral. Drug and. Anti-inflammatory. Drug. You know that, rem deserver, has been very successful. And now they're experimenting. With others, including, antivirals. And. Anti-inflammatories. And. They're having some very interesting. Success. We've secured, enough remdessevier. To treat over 650. 000 patients. On saturday, i. Took, executive, action. In its signing, to, save american, jobs and support american, workers, i signed. Directives, to give, a payroll, tax. Holiday, with the understanding. That. After the election, on the assumption, that it would be, victorious. For. An administration. That's done a great job. We will be. Ending that tax we'll be terminating, that tax. On the other hand the other group wants to raise taxes, and they may want to leave it. Where you pay it but the, payroll tax is a big deal for people. It's a tremendous, saving, for, people. And we're going to be doing it and we intend to. Terminate, it at the end of the appropriate, period of time. It's for. Those, making. Less than 100, 000, to the end of 2020. To provide an extra 400. Per week. Also, in unemployment. Benefits, and to extend the freeze on home evictions. We want to extend the freeze so people aren't evicted it's not their fault that the. Virus came from china, it's china's fault and to suspend, payments. On student loans through the end of the year and then beyond. And again you know they're, paying interest on loans and and they're not allowed to go to their college. So we're going to suspend, payments, on student loans, uh. Through the end of the year and then another, extension, most likely because it's not fair to the students to. To have to pay. When, the colleges, aren't doing. The job of getting open, and i think probably, many of them could be open so. I want to thank you all i'm sorry for the disturbance, before. Things happen, and uh. If you'd like we'll take a few questions, yeah, thank you mr president i appreciate, it um. Kaylee said earlier today that you've been working around the clock, so there's no delay to get these um enhancement, unemployment, payments, to americans, yeah, can you give me your timetable, are we talking, next week two weeks, a month. So mr secretary, you're saying. When. I think within the next week or two, most of the states will be able to execute. Got it and by the way. Gentlemen, you know everybody, you know russell, you know. But, this is, scott atlas, you know that right. Scott is a very famous man. Who's uh, also, very uh highly respected. Stanford. And he's working with us and will be working with us on the coronavirus. And he has. Many great ideas and he thinks. What we've done is really good and now we'll take it to a new level. And so it's great to have scott, working along with us and we appreciate it very much scott thank you very much really. We've had some great discussions. On that mr president if you don't mind you mentioned. The states. Have all the governors, sign on to, this. Uh, we just had a meeting with the governors, and they were, very anxious to get money for the.
People In their states. And if they uh depending, on the state we have the right to do, what we want to do we can terminate, the 25, percent. Or we don't have to do that so we'll see what it is depends on the individual, state. But a lot of money will be going to a lot of people very quickly. And i've instructed, the secretary. Of the treasury, to, move as quickly as he can right, so we'll get it done yeah please. I wanted to just ask you to be clear on the incident, outside. There's a fairly significant, perimeter, around, the white house it doesn't, concern, you at all that someone through his arm was able to get, so close that you needed to be removed, from the briefing, well i don't know if he was close or not he or she. I don't know if it was he or she. But. I have such confidence, in these people they're so good. And i don't think. The person breached, anything, it was on the outside, ground so. I don't believe anything was breached i asked that question, so they were, relatively. Far away. 97. 000, children, tested positive for coronavirus. In the last two weeks in july according to the, american, academy of pediatrics, does that give you any pause, about, schools, reopening. For in-person, learning. Because. They may have as you would call it a case it may be a case but it's, also a case where there's a tiny, it's a tiny fraction. Of. Death. Tiny fraction. And. They get better very quickly. Yeah they have they may have it for a short period of time but that as you know the. The uh seriousness. Of it in terms of what it leads to is is extraordinarily. Small very very much less, than one percent. Yeah i think that for the most part they do very well i mean they, they don't get very sick. They don't catch it easily they don't get, very sick and, according, to, the people that i've spoken to they don't. Transport. It or transfer, it to. Other people. Or certainly not very easily. So, yeah i think schools have to open. We want to get our economy, going, we have incredible, numbers despite this. If we could get this going i think it's a very important thing for the economy, to get the schools, going jonathan. Thank you mr president uh in ohio, a few days ago, you said, quote. Joe biden has hurt god, he's against god, um the vice president, has said that he's a man of deep catholic faith that he's credited for helping him endure. Some immense personal tragedy, so sir what did you mean by that and you say that joe biden has hurt god raised against god well if you look at the manifesto. That. That they've come up with and if you look at their stance, on. Religion, and things having to do very importantly, with. Aspects, of religion, and faith. I don't think a. Man, of. Deep religion, would be agreeing to the bernie sanders, plan, you take a look at what they have in and you just. You can't put that into. The realm of a religious, group of people i will say that. And i think it's one of the reasons, why if you. Look at polls which, i'm not a big believer, in polls i wouldn't if i was i guess i wouldn't be standing here right now. And by the way our poll numbers are going up very rapidly, as you know and, joe's are going down very rapidly. He'll have to come out of the basement, it looks like pretty soon. Because that uh you know it's one of those things but no if you look at. The manifesto, i call it the manifesto, a lot of people are calling it the manifesto. My opinion, it's further, left. Than where bernie was before, so normally, he'd be left and you'd bring it somewhere, a little bit toward the center. But. Some of the things that they have down there and i'm not only talking in terms of religion, i'm not talking, even. In terms of religion. But some of the things they have in the agreement, made. And this was an agreement, made by, bernie sanders, and. Joe. It's a terrible thing it would be a terrible thing for our country. It will destroy, our country. We will go into a depression. We will put on regulation. We will. Double and triple taxes. We will. It will be terrible, for health care, just terrible you'll have 180, million people lose their health care.
It Will be a terrible terrible thing for our country. Okay yeah please jeff thank you sir i'd like to ask you a question about something you said in fedminster, as well, he said that, you're planning to issue an executive, order, to. Ensure that health insurance companies, prevent, or cover people with, pre-existing, conditions, and you said that, that had never been done before, but that's, that's not the case because that is the law under the affordable, care act, so my question is, why do you need to issue an executive, order for law that has already existed i didn't say i said as an executive, order i as you said said. As an executive, order it hasn't been done before we want to. We want to be able to. Assure, people. That pre-existing, condition, is always taken care of. As you know we've done, a, tremendous, things having to do with the individual, mandate we got rid of the individual, mandate from obamacare, which really. Ended, obamacare. As it would be officially, known because the individual, mandate, was the biggest part, it was also the most unpopular. Part where you pay. For a terror, terrible, privilege, of overpaying. For, insurance, you pay not to have to pay for your health care. And that was a disaster. For people, at a very unpopular, that was, called the individual, mandate, and we terminated, that. And, officially, terminated, that and that was something, that, we have been given, uh thanks for by many many people. But the, individual, mandate will always be. With us the the individual, mandate termination. Will always be they can't start it up in fact i don't even believe you'll have to tell me i don't believe it's been challenged when we ended it, and pre-existing. Conditions, the republicans. Are. 100. There. And i'll be, uh, issuing, at some point in the not too distant future, a very strong statement, on that probably, in the form of. An executive, order why do you need, to do an executive, order if it's already a part of it just a double safety net and just to let people know that the republicans. Are totally. Strongly. In favor, of. Pre-existing. Condition, taking care of people with pre-existing. Conditions. It's a it's a. Signal, to people, it's a second, uh. It's a second platform. We have, pre-existing. Conditions, will be taken care of 100. By republicans. And the republican, party, i think it's a ver i actually think it's a very important statement yes please, mr president do you still, intend, to try to hold an in-person.
G7. Meeting. In the united states at some point in august and september and have you already sent out invitations, to do so we haven't sent out invitations, we're talking, to them as you know i was on the phone with many of them yesterday, with respect to lebanon. Which is truly one of the saddest, most catastrophic. Things i've ever seen. And they have no idea how many people have died they're having. Revolution. Right now in that country, it's. Just a terrible thing. And but i was yesterday, eight o'clock in the morning, we had an hour time we had a. A big uh, teleconference. Call some of those people were there, i i'm, much more inclined to do it sometime, after the election. We were going to do it in september, they'd like to do it, we could do it through teleconference, or we could do it through. A meeting but i i sort of am now suggesting, i told my people, yesterday, actually. Why do we do it sometime, after the. Election, when things are, a little bit. You have a little more time to think about it because it's very important. The g7, is very important. To that meeting. I don't know but we have invited, a number of people to the meeting. I certainly would invite him to the meeting i think he's an important, factor. But, we will invite. Certain people that aren't in the g7. Some people have already, accepted. But we're going to be doing it after the election i think it's a better atmosphere, to have a g7, i think it's a lot. Uh. I think it's just a better, calmer, atmosphere, to have a g7, yeah please. Uh i wanted to ask secretary. Have you spoken, to any democrats, since friday or they reached out to you at all about, restarting, negotiations. I have spoken to several democrats, i have not spoken, to, schumer. Since then. Do you expect. Would you reach out at all to them to find yourself, so any time they want to meet and they're willing to negotiate, and have a new proposal, we're more than happy to meet. They're hurting people very badly this would have been so easy for them to do. And i saw that senator schumer said today on. A show, i don't know which show but he said today on the show that. We should meet we should. Do something but you know where has he been for how many, weeks have you been negotiating, like four. And uh. They should do something would have been so much easier than, doing it the way we did it but we did something that's uh. Very important, and frankly, it's been well received, very well received go ahead please, mr president you tweeted earlier today that you're considering. Gettysburg. As a, venue for your speech for the rnc, nomination, acceptance. What's your thinking behind that as a possible location. Well i think it's i've been to gettysburg. Numerous, times. It's a national, park it's a national. Historic, site it's. Incredible. You know it's the history. It's incredible. Actually to me. Uh. It was a very important. Place and is a very important place in our country. So we're looking at that. And we're looking at the white house the white house would be. Very much. Easier for secret service you see, what just went on here. They're all here. Just like you have your seats they have their, seats, at the white house. So there wouldn't be any expense or any extraordinary, expense. And the white house would be a, lovely place to do it all so least expensive, place that you could do it would be at the white house. This is a government. A government, expense, and i you know look i i watch. Also with governments, i watch to make sure that, we do what's right but we're looking at gettysburg, and we're looking at the white house and we have other sites too but i think these would be two really beautiful, sets jennifer. Would you envision, having an audience for that speech. You could you have plenty of room at both locations. I see john roberts, john uh, you were outside you said you heard shots fired before. Two shots in rapid succession, just after you picked the podium. And they were shots pretty, much certainly you definitely, know the difference i know that.
That's, You know the difference, i you thought they were shots john. Definitely sounded like i saw your report, inside when i went inside. Uh it's a good report too thank you very much appreciate, it. Uh jennifer, please. Can you give us an update on china, do you think that your administration, will respond. To the sanctions, that china announced this morning, on american officials, well we've already responded, in many different ways where. We're uh. Talking a lot about china. We shouldn't have been talking about china we did a phase one deal and it was a wonderful, deal and, all of a sudden it means. Very little. In the overall. Import of things. They should have never allowed what happened to the world, including, us. But this was released, into europe and it was released, into the u.s, and it was released all throughout the world but it wasn't released, into china. And we were doing numbers, that will. You know just were incredible, and we hope to be able to do them. Perhaps, even next year i think we're going to have an incredible year next year but that will never pay for the loss of life. In our country and all over the world so we are. We view china differently, than we did. Eight months ago. Very much differently. Yes please, is there still any consideration, of delisting, chinese, companies. Is that an ongoing discussion. D-listing. De-listing, chinese companies. We never comment on specific, things but no there's nothing to still be on the table. There's no. Again nothing specifically. At the moment. Are you talking about de-listing. Oh comments, on the exchange, yes oh, i'm sorry, yes so, just to be clear we did make the recommendation. And the sec, will be putting out yes, as as of the end of. Next year. If they do not fully comply. And that's, chinese companies, any other companies they all have to comply with the same exact accounting. Where they will be de-listed, on the exchanges. And jennifer we're also talking, on the, wto. The world trade organization. China is treated much differently, than we are. This should have been handled many years ago when it. First happened but they are treated as a. As a nation that's, developing, they're treated as what they call a developing, nation which gives them tremendous. Incentives. And advantages. Over and above what the united, states gets and, over above what other countries get also. This is a developing, nation, i don't think so i don't think for purposes, of what we're talking about it should be. And we are putting in and we've already put in a request, that china should no longer be, declared, a developing, nation and have advantages. Over. The u.s, and i told them that a year ago and i told them that two years ago and we put it in very powerfully. That, they should not have advantages. Over. Other countries, frankly, and sure they're not going to have any more advantages, over this should have been done. By. Numerous, presidents. A long time ago because it gives them a tremendous. Uh a tremendous, boost over everybody, else and it's a very unfair situation. No we are upset, with china, because of what they did china was not good and. China, will be. Uh. If you look at what's going to happen whether it's iran. Iran will make a deal with us in a month, after the election's, over if we win the election but the, greatest dream in the world is that. Joe biden wins because they will own this country, china will own this country north korea will own this country they will own our country. And they're all waiting to see the election, and if we make a. If we have a win in. On november, 3rd, we will, uh. Have a deal with in my opinion, iran, within one month. And i don't know that we want to have a deal with china to be honest with you so i'm saying to myself, gee, but china wants us to lose very badly and you know who else is not happy with us winning russia. The phony. People that tell the story the fake news stories, about russia. It was just reported, the numbers. I raised. 400, billion dollars, extra. In nato you know that, it went from 130. To 400, billion dollars and that's a year. In order to, strengthen, up nato, nobody, says that, we became the biggest. Energy. Exporter, we are now, if you look at what we have we're energy independent, so many different things our military. Is stronger than it ever was we spent. Uh 2.5. Trillion dollars on our military. I exposed. The terrible, deal between germany, and. Russia, on the pipeline, nobody even knew about the pipeline. Nordstrom, nordstrom, 2., nobody knew about it nobody talks about it i said what's this all about so we protect.
Germany, From russia, and germany, pays. Russia, billions, of dollars a year for energy, and it's a big portion of germany's, energy. If i was a person, that was a german citizen, i would not be happy with that deal. Because they're at a very big disadvantage. So. Uh, no russia would not be happy. And, i can tell you that china would not be happy at all. We've taken in, tens of billions, of dollars, as you're head of the, treasury. Steve right. We've taken in tens of billions of dollars, from, china we never took 10 cents from china never not even 10 cents and. 28, billion dollars we gave to our farmers, because they were targeted, by china. They were actually targeted. And we gave 28, billion dollars. Compliments, of china. To our great farmers. And ranchers. Because they were unfairly. Targeted, by china. In order to make a better deal with us i said we're not going to do that we're going to instead of making a better deal we're going to tear a few. At very high numbers 25. 10. And actually numbers that could go up a lot. And uh. We had a lot of money left over after giving the 28 billion, to. To the farmers, and ranchers, and, some others frankly. We uh, we had, uh many many billions of dollars, left over and we're still receiving, that money. Even though we made the deal we're still receiving, that money. So if uh. If we win the election, we'll have deals with. A lot of countries, very fast they're just waiting, to see who wins because they are hoping. They are hoping. That joe biden wins, sleepy, joe and if he wins you know what's going to happen. China will own us. Our markets will crash. The 401ks. Will go down to practically, nothing, stocks will go down to practically, nothing remember, stocks. These big companies, they're owned by. Millions, of people. That are, carpenters. And policemen. And. Farmers, and lots of other people, and and. They are the ones that benefit, by having a good stock market, probably more than anybody else, but the 401ks. The stocks. The economy, will be, in a shambles. They want to raise taxes they want to triple, taxes. They want to raise. The corporate tax but they want to raise all taxes. Ultimately, they can't pay for what they want to do anyway and what they're going to do is, destroy, your health care and destroy, so many other things we're going to have 180. Million, people that are so happy with their. Private health care they're going to lose it. Under this crazy plan that these people are proposing, so, you will have a crash like you've never seen before, and i've been very, i've been very good at predicting, these things yeah please guys thank you thank you mr president, uh you just mentioned, uh. President putin, and the possibility, of inviting him here because he's important. Um, your own director of national intelligence, has said that russia is, currently. Planning or actually meddling in the election. Have you raised that directly, with putin.
They Said, china. Russia. Iran. And probably, others. But because of the fake news they seem to think russia plays the best so yeah, so what they do, it's all right. Well i'm just saying the way the politicians. Look the other day they said the three countries, they said china. And russia, and iran and some reporter, got up and said, russia, is meddling i said well didn't it mention, china and iran why didn't you mention them too. So uh. So i don't know you know what i'm telling you i'll tell you who's meddling in our elections. The democrats, are meddling. By wanting and insisting, on sending mail-in, ballots. Where there's corruption, all over the place if you check. What happened in new york a small, relatively, small race. With carolyn maloney. And they called her the winner the other day because i was mentioning, it at conferences. And getting. A lot of action on that statement. So they called her they declared, her the winner. And they have no idea, who won and the person her opponent is very angry, but they had mail-in. Voting. And they had hundreds, and i think even thousands, of ballots, that are missing. That were fraudulent. Take a look at the carolyn maloney race take a look at. Patterson, new jersey. Take a look now at this one in virginia where they mailed out. 500. 000 applications. And they go into people that. Aren't supposed to be getting an application. Yeah please go ahead, thank you sir secretary, pompeo, is heading to europe again, right this week, do you have any updates on when the. Travel restrictions, with the eu are going to be listed, it seems strange we're. Offering, exemptions, for professional, athletes. But not the k-1, visa holders. The so-called. We try and do the best we can you have big. Sporting events and that's good for our economy, that's good for us and they do. Talk about certain exemptions, and they make sure everyone's, perfectly, tested and everyone comes in a hundred percent. But you know we do. Make certain accommodations. Because you do have star athletes, and that means a good thing for the country that's economic, development. Etc. Uh but we are working very closely with europe and with other countries, to see what's the best timing don't forget i was the one that. Turned europe, off because they really uh. They led the way they let it much more so than we did we were, months, following, them. And uh, in terms of they got hit earlier than we did quite a bit earlier than we did, so. I put the restrictions, on europe i put the restrictions, on china which was a great thing to do and retrospect. Were getting i mean that's that was a very important. Day dr fauci, said that was one of the most important, days. And a lot of people didn't want me to do it but we first put ban a ban on anybody from china coming in and then we put, a ban on europe coming in, but we're working very closely with europe to see, when that will all come off yeah please. If 160. 000 people had died on president. Obama's, watch, do you think you would have called for his resignation. No i wouldn't have done that i think it's uh. I think it's been amazing, what we've been able to do if we didn't close up our country we would have had. One and a half or two million people already, did. We've called it right now we don't have to close it we understand, the disease, nobody understood it because nobody's, ever seen anything like this. The closest, thing is uh. In, 1917. They say right, the the great. The great pandemic. Certainly was a terrible thing where they lost. Anywhere from 50 to 100 million people. Probably, ended the second world war all the soldiers, were sick. Uh, it was a that was a, terrible, situation. And, this is highly contagious, this one is highly highly contagious. Now if i would have uh.
Listened To a lot of people we would have kept it open, and by the way we keep it open now all the way we keep it open, but we would have kept it open and you could be up to a million and a half or two million people right now, one and a half to two million people. Uh, our people have done a fantastic. Jobs, our. Consultants. And our doctors. You know and with disagreements. And with a, lot of things happening what we've done with ventilators. Has been amazing, what we've done with. Medical equipment. Has been incredible, we've supplied, the governor's, nobody. Not one person, in this country that needed a ventilator, didn't get it. And you know, at the beginning there was a big shortage, of ventilators, nobody had stockpiles, or anything. Comparable, to what you had to have so. Uh. We would have lost if you think about it, you had mentioned 160. 000, people. Multiply, that times 10 right now. I think it would have been unsustainable. And unacceptable. But that's what would have happened had we kept it open so. No i think, we're a very large country. We are. Uh, one person i said all the time. A lot of people like to leave that out, one person, is too many it should have never happened. But they've done a. Really an extraordinary. Job they'll never be given the credit and i'm not talking about me, the people that have worked on this so hard will never be given the credit but they've done an extraordinary, job with a very large, diverse. Country. Really an extraordinary, job and a lot of the governors, who as you know. They sort of do the micro. In their states. And they go up and i think i can tell you that a lot of the governors, have done an extraordinary, job too yeah please go ahead. Thank you did you ask the u.s ambassador. In brazil, to focus his efforts. In, eliminating. Ethanol, tariffs. In brazil. You have to, you can't, yeah after the ambassador, in brazil to focus his efforts, to lower to eliminate. Ethanol, tariffs, in brazil. We haven't really discussed that too much but. At some point we probably, will be and uh, we don't want people tariffing, us and if they tariff us although i must tell you have a very good. Relationship. With uh, president, bolsonaro. He's great he's and i hear he's doing well he's, recovered, from. Having covid. Having covet 19, as they say. And that's great and send in my regards, i think that as far as brazil is concerned, if they do tariffs. We have to have an equalization. Of tariffs, and we. We are going to be presenting. Something having to do with tariffs and fairness, and tariffs because we have. Many countries for many years that have been charging, us tariffs. To do business and we don't charge them. And it's called reciprocity. It's called, reciprocal. Tariffs. And uh you may be seeing something on that very soon did you have one oh yeah. Oh yen please, thank you mr president first of all thank you for coming back to finish the briefing, thank you very much. Scuffle. Um. So i have an opinion question for you.
Joe Biden, is set to announce, his running mate. At any time now we expect him to announce. Her. Um, many of your supporters. Feel. That, the reason that obama's, former nsa, susan, rice is on the top of. Biden's, list. Is that she can best. Cover up a lot of the obama gate surveillance, crimes that had taken place. During your campaign. What are your thoughts, what is your opinion, do you do you subscribe, to that line of thought how do you feel about it. Well look uh the obama, campaign. Spied, on. Our campaign, and they've been caught, all right and now let's see what happens to them. But, they have been caught, they've been caught red-handed. Uh, it's probably, treason. It's a horrible thing they did. It probably, never happened before at least nobody. Got caught doing it. But they use the intelligence. Agencies, of our country. To spy, on my campaign, and they have been caught. And. There are a lot of people involved. I don't want to say how much she's involved, frankly if he chooses, her that's fine but that's, a potential, liability. We'll see but. President, obama knew about it. Joe biden knew about it. Comey. Knew about it. Brennan, clapper. The whole group they all knew about it, lisa page, and. Her lover struck, they all knew about it. And, we have it, documented. We have it in texts, we have it in all sorts of forms. They knew about it it was a terrible thing should have never happened and should never be allowed to happen again. To a president, this should never happen again. This was a, setup, like, we have never seen i think it's the political, crime of the century. And they've been caught so let's see what happens to them all, thank you very much thank you thank. You.