tv President Says He Will Negotiate with Democrats on Health Care CSPAN September 28, 2017 6:03am-6:16am EDT
at risk. it's going to so dramatically increase the deficit and social security and medicare are going to be under far greater risk, and that's what republicans have done. right after george bush did a massive tax cut, he said let's cut social security. we have a big deficit. thank you, everybody. >> president trump travel to indianapolis to speak about the republican plan to overhaul the federal tax code. before boarding to leave for the indiana event, the president made comments to reporters on several issues, including about the alabama u.s. senate primary runoff, health care, the nfl, and the situation in puerto rico. here's a look.
he ran a good race, but roy ran a good race. i know what they did -- they use that very much in the campaign -- but he works hard and i'm sure things will work out. i wanted to say, on health care, we have the votes. we have one senator that is in a hospital. he can't vote because he's in a hospital. so we have two other votes that are coming, and we will have them, but the problem is we can't have them by friday because the reconciliation and's friday. januaryto do it february. with one man and the hospital, we cannot display that we have them. some people want to go through a process just to make themselves feel better.
-- we're talking about health care. a lot of money on that charter plane. president trump: i am not happy about it. i'm going to look at it, i am not happy about it, and i let him know. >> what about mitch mcconnell? is he in trouble? president trump: we are going to indiana, were going to introduce the tax plan, the largest tax cut essentially in the history of our country. you already know some of the numbers, will give you some additional numbers. for health care, we have the votes. we can't do it now because we have someone in the hospital, and we have great respect for that gentlemen, by the way. he's a fantastic man.
-- yes, that's right. he has to come here and vote. he can't come here and vote because he's in the hospital. so a story -- wait, wait. we're going to do it january or february. votes,know, we have the but we can't go longer than friday. we'll do the block grant, the health care, will get a longer process going for a couple people who wanted to see more process. during thisntly, period of a couple months, i'm going to meet with democrats and see if i can get a health care plan that's even better. i will negotiate with democrats, but from the republican inndpoint, we will vote january, february, march. i am considering an executive .rder an association that will take
care of a tremendous number of people with regard to health care. i will probably be signing a major executive order where people can go across state lines, do lots of things, i their own health care. -- it willrobably be cover a lot of territory and millions of people. -- president trump: i think we're there now, john. you look at the statement put out by alaska, by lisa. you look at the other couple statements. we are only one off, maybe two. but we can't vote now. you probably didn't hear me. one of our yes votes is in the hospital. i can't take him out of the hospital. i do have confidence in senator mcconnell.
it's not up to me, it's up to the senate, but i do have confidence in him. i was very honored by the way i was treated -- they used him in the race. tax reform, does your plan help the wealthy too much? president trump: my plan is for the working people and the jobs. >> you wouldn't benefit under the tax plan? president trump: i wouldn't benefit. i think there is very little benefit. i think that is one of the it, theif you look at farmers and people with small businesses. -- a muslim member of congress --
president trump: i will talk to you about that at a different time. the point is this. it, we have we have the votes. because of reconciliation, we have to wait until january, february, our march, which we'll do. in the meantime, i'll negotiate with democrats. is the 20% corporate rate a redline for you? i wanted toump: start at 15 so we got 20. 15 was so low we didn't taken the revenue. but i wanted 15 so we got 20. i'm not negotiating that number, 20 is my number. that's the number i wanted to get to. i wanted to start at 15 to get there. we had to start their because of
the complexity of the numbers, but 20 is a perfect number. >> on puerto rico, why not lift the -- president trump: we have a lot of people working in that shipping industry that we don't want the -- listed. the governor was very generous yesterday, and so was the mayor of san juan. we have a lot of people, and i'm going there on tuesday. puerto rico is a difficult situation. that place is just destroyed. it's not a question of drying up the water. that is a really tough situation , i feel so badly for the people. -- how does the travel ban work in north korea --? can addt trump: we
countries easily and take countries away. as far as the travel ban, whatever it is, i want the toughest travel ban you can have. i'll see you in indiana. we'll go over some points that haven't been talked about. is everyone going? -- the nfl story, i know this is something you been talking about a lot. why doesn't colin kaepernick have his first amendment right? the nflt trump: i think is in a really bad box. if you look at their ratings -- frankly, the only thing doing well is the pre-games because everyone wants to see what's going on. the nfl is in a bad box. have people disrespecting our national anthem, flag, country, and that's what they're doing.
opinion, the nfl has to change, or their business is going to hell. [overlapping chatter] president trump: we have to respect our country and they are not. the fans agree with me, largely. we have to show total respect for our national anthem, flag, country. , whenare plenty of places they are protesting during a football game, they can find better places. they cannot do it during the national anthem. -- i am looking at that very closely, i am not happy with it. sir?uld you fire him,