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president trump told reporters he did not regret his recent tweets targeting elijah cummings. the president was heading to a ceremony in jamestown, virginia. >> the just want to tell you economy is doing fantastically well. we are either going to make a great deal or not at all. a lot of great things are happening including with china. we are the number one economy in the world. it has picked up tremendously in the last three years since i've been here.
the economy is through the roof. i guess we will hopefully get .ood decisions we have a lot of good things happening. we were just speaking with the department of commerce and we have interest in our country like we've never had before. >> do you regret targeting baltimore? >> baltimore has been very badly mishandled for many years. it's a corrupt city. there is no question about it. all you have to do is look at the facts. the government has been pumping billions of dollars to no avail. whatmore is an example of corrupt government leads to.
billions of dollars have been given and i feel so sorry for the people of baltimore. if they ask me we will get involved. we are already involved from the standpoint that over many years billions and billions of dollars have been given to baltimore. there's a lot of corrupt government. i think that roughly -- representative cummings should take his oversight committee and start doing oversight on baltimore. >> on the fed, what should the rate cut? >> the talks are moving very well with china. china always breaks the new deal --the end or seems to boot seems to.
they devalue their currency and they are pumping money into the system to be able to pay for it. a lot of companies are moving out of china. the united states dates -- is doing phenomenally well. we are giving some money to our farmers who have been really targeted by china. the farmers are very grateful. on most they have spent agricultural products is $16 billion. i took just a small part of the money that china is paying us and i gave it to the farmers and the farmers are very happy. the fed moves in my opinion far
too early and far too severely. i have made the economy so strong that nothing is going to stop us. i want to see the quantitative tightening stop. i also think that had they not good as a record in the stock market, we have the all-time high at the history of the stock market. i think it would have been --000 points higher president obama had zero interest rates. we have normalized interest rates.
with zero interest rates anything happens. [inaudible] >> i don't talk about that. i think they acted too quickly by far. the fed is often wrong. the washington post called mitch mcconnell what? post is ae washington russian asset by comparison. mitch mcconnell loves our country. he's done a great job. we are trying to pass an infrastructure bill. it's being written up right now as we speak for our hide ways -- highways and roadways.
nobody's ever seen anything like that. and other than george washington we will end up having the highest percentages put on the court and it's going to be a legacy. mcconnell is a man that knows less about russia and russian influence and even donald trump and i know nothing. thinghink it's a horrible theh is a paper -- washington post is fake news just like the new york times is fake news. it's put there for the benefit the washington post of amazon and i think it's a disgrace. and if we actually said that i didn't read it. if we actually said that mitch mcconnell is an asset of russia they ought to be ashamed of
themselves and they ought to apologize. well i think right now it would be sleepy joe. what i think -- i think he's off his game by a lot. but personally i think it's going to be sleepy joe. i think i'm helping myself because i'm pointing out the tremendous corruption that's taken place in baltimore and other democratic cities. all you have to do is look at the past mayors in baltimore and see what happens.
i think i'm helping myself and i will tell you what. the white house and myself and letters and emails and phone calls have received more phone calls then i think on any other subject -- people of other cities corruptly run by democrats. those people are living in hell in baltimore. they were largely african-american. you have a large african-american population and they really appreciate what i'm doing and they let me know it. they really appreciate it. by the way the numbers just came out. the best numbers in the history of our country, the lowest numbers in the history of our country. people have called from baltimore thanking me so much. been stoleney has and wasted by people like elijah cummings.
well i have a great relationship with brazil. i have a fantastic relationship with the president. i like that. that's a compliment to her die think he's doing a great job. it's a tough job i think the president is doing a fantastic job. he's a wonderful man with a wonderful family. we are going to work on an agreement with brazil. brazil is a big trading partner. they charged us a lot of tariffs. other than that we love the relationship. >> are you concerned about the health [inaudible] -- who might have been poisoned while in prison? >> i heard about it. i don't know about it but i will find out about it. i heard about it last night.
he is a brilliant man. he's a wonderful person. i spoke to him long before about this. i spoke to him before the mueller fiasco. i think probably nobody in the history of capitol hill has embarrassed themselves like what mueller did to himself and the democrats. but john ratcliffe i spoke to him about this for a long time. he's a strong man. mueller did toit's what we needt position. i am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world. when -- i've known him all my life. i got along with him, al sharpton. now, he's a racist. he's a racist.
-- let me explain to you. what i've done for african-americans in two and half years, no president has been able to do anything like it. unemployment at the lowest level in the history of our country for african-americans, nobody can beat that. you look at poverty levels. they are doing better than they've ever done before. so many things. opportunity zones. criminal justice reform. president obama couldn't get it done. it was done really the biggest beneficiary probably is african-americans. i got criminal justice reform done. no other president was able to get it done. what i've done for african-americans -- i will say this. they are so happy because i get the call at what i've been able runo at other democratic
corrupt cities. billions of billions in dollars -- finally somebody is telling the truth. i think the biggest problem is wait andld love to they hope it's not going to happen. but they would just love -- arele like elizabeth warren sleepy joe biden are able to rip off our country like i've been doing for the last 30 years. china has been taken out
hundreds of billions of dollars a year and what i've done with wall street journal, 27 years.deal in companies are leaving china by the thousands and prices are coming down and i will tell you this. deal is dying to make a but whether or not i will do it is up to me. -- like obama and -- i think that's the case is the shock.
but if that's the case they are fighting against their people. they have never been so happy as what a president has done. not only opportunity zones for the biggest beneficiary the inner city. justice reform but there is no happy that i pointed out that corrupt is filthy, baltimore dirty, it's so horrible and they are happy as hell. you may have a couple of politicians but it's all a fix. the fact is african-american love the job i'm doing because i'm working for them. i'm not working for the politicians. absolutely. what he should do, what elijah cummings should do is take his
oversight committee, bring them down to baltimore and really study the billions and billions of dollars that's been stolen. it's been wasted. it's been stolen. they ought to take that beautiful waste of an oversight committee, go down to baltimore and other democratic run cities and see if you can find the billions that have been stolen. my relationship with kim jong-un is a very good one as i'm sure you've seen. we will see what happens. i can't tell you what's going to happen. i know one thing. that if my opponent was president if she was, he would be in a major war right now with north korea and we are nowhere close. so we will see. withe a good relationship them. i like him. he likes me. we will see what happens.
to go tou willing baltimore? >> at the right time i will do this but the people of baltimore are very thankful. they have let us know by the thousands of people because of the fact that finally somebody is pointing out how corrupt baltimore is. how billions and billions of dollars have been stolen and -- african-american voters. those are the ones. inc. you. -- thank you. ♪
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