Context of Press Conference
In The Transcript
In a direct manner. President Trump asked President Zelensky to get to the bottom of Crowdstrike’s involvement with the emails from the Democrat National Convention (DNC) server and its involvement, if any, in Russian interference regarding the 2016 U.S. election. In addition, the president wants full details, to which Zelensky agreed, of all Ukraine’s dealings between former Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.
Summary of President Trumps Press Conference from the UN, September 25, 2019
President Trump arrived for the conference and was announced at 4:28 pm EST. He was accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Labor Secretary Steven Mnuchin. President Trump began by thanking Secretary General of UN Antonio Guterres for helping host the Assembly, and for facilitating numerous meetings with several countries in which historic progress was made.
Per Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, the PMI (private mortgage insurance) index, is way up because home sales are also way up. Oil prices are down, despite recent tensions in the Middle East.
Trump said he wanted to make a “little announcement” about the whistleblower status: “It really has no credibility and no real source.” Kevin McCarthy and others in the house fully support transparency on the issue of this whistleblower.
The Biden Problem
President Trump said he insists on transparency about the deals of Joe Biden and his son Hunter while Biden was in office. The Bidens had official and business dealings in Ukraine, where alleged threats were made to withhold funds from Ukraine, unless a specific prosecutor was fired. Hunter Biden was serving on the board of a firm the prosecutor was investigating.
The president has informed House leaders plus all Democrats who went to Ukraine and tried to threaten them, get to the bottom of this matter.[writer emphasis] This is exactly what they are accusing POTUS of doing.
The Ukrainian president stated unequivocally that President Trump has not tried to force or threaten Ukraine. Press assertions that the president has tried to threaten them are a “big hoax.” Trump said that “we work really hard with these countries and it is disappointing” to have our efforts undermined. He said “100 per cent of Republicans will be voting yes”, with regard to full transparency on the issue of Crowdstrike and the Biden deals. Democrats Menendez and Durbin wrote a letter to Ukraine that threatened them with adverse legislation and financial assistance unless Ukraine and China cooperated. “Even Chris Murphy”, a Democrat with whom President Trump has been working closely on gun safety, allegedly threatened Ukraine.
The REAL Fake News
Trump blasted “The Amazon Washington Post” for falsely reporting Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire is quitting since assuming the post on August 16th. Maguire replied he had “never quit anything” in his life. The Washington Post stated Maguire’s alleged resignation was due to a conflict with the “White House”, according to the President. Later in the day, Joseph Maguire reiterated his intent to remain in the post.
Tired of Winning?
The President reported that we have the strongest USA ever. “Our economy is the greatest in the world.” For the first time in a long time, we are bringing in trillions due to new trade policies. China has lost money, jobs and supply chains.
The USA’s presence at this year’s UN General Assembly was stronger “than at any time” in the history of our country. He repeated astounding record low unemployment numbers for African-Americans, Asian-Americans and Hispanic-Americans. “Wages are up and inequality is down.” He said, “there is no way the fake news will report this.”
He contrasted this unreported good news to the state of affairs under the prior administration.
…More Good News
The level of renewed friendships and advanced relations with the U.K. and a bi-lateral trade deal involving Brexit should help our relations more than ever.
“All countries want to do business with the USA”, said Trump. He had just spoken to Prime Minister Abe of Japan regarding new trade deals, “(including) a deal on technology.”
Pakistan and India are wanting to reciprocate on trade with the US and Trump said, ” he will do whatever he needs” to help the two nuclear powers work out their differences. That is the priority.
Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA)
Countries of the Middle East Strategic Alliance “must secure their own futures” and their own countries. They must reimburse us for all the military support we provide. Trump said, “Middle East leaders said they haven’t seen too many of our boats coming their way.” He asserted our energy independence as a reason, and warned them: “They better not attack our boats, ” and if they do, he promised “big trouble, big trouble.”
Nations on this side of the world such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are taking care of crime. The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, ” has pledged cooperation with others in the region to encourage asylum seekers to pursue relief as close to their home countries as possible.” Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is “doing a great job” in this area. It has been very difficult “without the help of Congress” to close loopholes that will take down the human (trafficking) and drug cartels. Nevertheless, great strides have been made.
Slings and Arrows
The sad part, Trump said again, is that “no matter what Secretary Pompeo or Secretary Mnuchin accomplished during this historic week at the U.N., the witch hunt continues! The Democrats did all these things during U.N. week, all over a perfectly wonderful phone call (with Ukraine). There was no quid pro quo.” He seemed to taunt them about one or two conversations that Vice President Pence may have had that they will want to look at.”All perfectly wonderful conversations, and they can have them all!”
And the Hits Just Keep on Coming
The Democrats are “dividing, belittling and demeaning” this great nation. During meetings at the U.N., many world leaders said, “Sir, no one goes through what you have been through”. He said he takes it all in stride and it is just like “putting on a suit.”
Build That Wall
The wall is being built in New Mexico, Arizona and California, “Thanks to the help of Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn”, plus Texas Governor.” [Greg Abbott] There is a wall that is too tough to get people and drugs through, over or across. Despite needing less money through Homeland Security,” there are about 500 miles that have been built in a week.” The wall has some serious anti-climb panels, tested by professional climbers, who said it is “impossible” to get over. Plus, he added, “there are very rough rivers, mountains and natural barriers” to stop illegals from entry.
A young Venezuelan reporter asked about Trump’s pledge to America that we will never be a Socialist country. She said her country is doing very poorly right now, but “it is getting better”. The President said he knew things are very, very bad in Venezuela and unfortunately, it must serve as an example to the world of what Socialism can do.
Members of the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes and their families have been banned from the United States, as well as any officials under their control.
Freedom of Worship
A meeting with Franklin Graham was held concerning persecution of believers around the world. Reverend Graham pledged support to help free oppressed believers around the world.
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Questions from MSM
The first question posed by a male reporter, (unknown affiliate), was whether the President really felt there was “nothing wrong with having the conversation” with the president of Ukraine. Trump responded, “President Barack Obama did it! “Trump went on to say “the line of questioning is a disgrace. No other president has gone through” what this president has. He said “the Democrats are using PROJECTION” in that they are “accusing him of doing exactly what they have done. He reiterated, there was “no quid pro quo.”
Nancy Pelosi has allowed her party to be taken over by radicals or worse.”
Secretary Pompeo and the EU took the position that Iranians attacked Saudi Arabia. Meetings with Global Command and Control (GCC ), were held to deter “Iran’s continued bloodthirst.” Iran will never ever become a nuclear power. The President said, the “world is united” over that issue.