tv Presidents Departure Remarks for Canada CSPAN June 8, 2018 7:13pm-7:34pm EDT
and so on, where prior popes basically said these are changes the church can't make, and so there have been these sort of fraught places in his pontifficate where he has clashed with cardinals and bishops and theologians over just how far he can push the church to change, what the church can change without either undercutting its own traditions or breaking faith with the new testament, the gospels, jesus christ. >> q&a, sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> right now president trump is in canada for the g-7 summit. before he left the white house today, he spoke to reporters and touched on a number of topics, including north korea.
great favor when i fired him, and we will see what happens. we will see what the report says. but i guess it just got announced it is coming on june 14th. so that will be maybe a nice birthday present. who knows. >> [inaudible]. >> we're going to deal with the unfair trade practices. if you look at what canada and mexico, the european union, all of them have been doing to us for many many decades, we have to change it. and they understand it's going to happen. >> what are you going to do if they form an agreement without you? >> we are going to do very well. now, if we're unable to make a deal, we will terminate nafta and we will have a better deal. if we're unable to make a deal, we will be better off. right now we are not going to live with the deals the way they are. european union treats us very unfairly. canada, very unfairly. mexico, very unfairly. with that being said, i think
we'll probably very easily make a deal. go ahead. >> were you serious really not needing to prepare for the summit? >> i didn't say that. i said i have been preparing all my life. i always believe in preparation, but i have been preparing all my life. you know, these one week preparations, they don't work. just ask hillary what happened to her in the debate. i have been preparing for this all my life. frankly it is really just the fake news because if you run just a little bit longer, the clip, you would see i have been preparing all my life. i said that, but the news doesn't pick that up because it's fake news. >> [inaudible]. >> very interesting that they caught a leaker. it is a very important leaker. it's very interesting. i'm getting information on it now, happened last night. it could be a terrific thing.
i know i believe strongly in the freedom of the press. i'm a big big believer in freedom of the press, but i'm also a believer in classified information. has to remain classified. and that includes comey and his band of thieves who leaked classified information all over the place. so i'm a very big believer in freedom of the press, but i'm also a believer that you cannot leak classified information. >> do you have a reaction to anthony bourdain's death? >> yes, i think it is very sad. in fact, i want to extend to his family my heart felt condolences. that was very shocking when i woke up this morning, anthony bourdain is dead. and i enjoyed his show. he was quite a character. i will say. but so i just want to extend my condolences, and also to the family of kate spade. >> [inaudible].
>> you could call it anything you want. it doesn't matter. >> [inaudible] >> it doesn't matter what you call it. it used to be the g-8 because russia was in it. and now russia's not in it. now, i love our country. i have been russia's worst nightmare. if hillary got in, i think putin is probably going man, i wish hillary won because you see what i do. but with that being said, russia should be in this meeting. why are we having a meeting without russia being in the meeting? and i would recommend and it's up to them, but russia should be in the meeting. they should be a part of it. you know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. and in the g-7, which used to be the g-8, they threw russia out. they should let russia come back in because we should have russia at the negotiating table.
>> [inaudible]. >> what? >> [inaudible]. >> i may leave a little bit earlier. it depends on the timing. i may leave a little bit early. and it depends what happens here. look, all of these countries have been taking advantage of the united states on trade. you saw what canada charges our dairy farmers, 270% tariffs. we don't charge them, or if we do, it is like a tiny percentage. so we have to straighten it out. we have massive trade deficits with almost every country. we will straighten that out. and i will tell you what, it's what i do. it won't even be hard. and in the end, we'll all get along, but they understand. you know, they are trying to act like well, we fought with you in the wars. they don't mention the fact that they have trade barriers against
our farmers. they don't mention the fact that they're charging almost 300% tariffs. when it all straightens out, we'll all be in love again. >> [inaudible]. >> there will be more pardons. i thought alice yesterday was beautiful. i thought jack johnson which was recommended by sylvester stallone and some great boxers, i thought jack johnson was a great one. i'm thinking about somebody that you all know very well. and he went through a lot. and he wasn't very popular then. >> is it oj? >> and he wasn't very popular -- no i'm not thinking about oj. only you could say oj. but he was -- look, he was not very popular then. his memory is very popular now. i'm thinking about muhammad ali. i'm thinking about that very seriously. and some others.
and some folks that have sentences that aren't there, but i'm thinking about muhammad ali. >> what will it take -- >> in fact we're doing right now recommendations -- frankly we're doing recommendations on muhammad ali. >> [inaudible]. >> what? >> [inaudible]. >> no, i'm not above the law. i never want anybody to be above the law. but the pardons are a very positive thing for a president. i think you see the way i'm using them. yes, i do have an absolute right to pardon myself. but i will never have to do it because i didn't do anything wrong. and everybody knows it. there's been no collusion. there's been no obstruction. it's all a made-up fantasy. it is a witch hunt. no collusion. no obstruction. no nothing. now the democrats have had massive collusion, massive obstruction, and they should be investigated with what's
happening. yeah? >> [inaudible]. >> i haven't even thought about it. >> [inaudible]. >> i haven't thought about any of it. it certainly is far too early to be thinking about that. they haven't been convicted of anything. there's nothing to pardon. it's far too early to be -- it is far too early to be thinking of it. >> [inaudible]. >> scott pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the epa. i mean, we're setting records. outside he's being attacked very viciously by the press. i'm not saying that he's blameless, but we will see what happens. >> [inaudible]. >> that's what i want to do. we have 3,000 names. we're looking at them. of the 3,000 names, many of those names really have been treated unfairly. you know, this is a group of 3,000 that we've assembled. and i would get more thrill out of pardoning people that nobody
knows, like alice yesterday. i thought kim kardashian was great because she brought alice to my attention. alice was so great, and the way she left that jail, and the tears and the love that she has with her family, i mean to me that was better than any celebrity that i could pardon. so we're looking at it. but we are looking at literally thousands of names of people that have come to our attention that have been treated unfairly. or where their sentence is far too long. >> [inaudible]. >> i didn't invite them. i didn't invite lebron james. and i didn't invite steph curry. we're not going to invite either team, but we have other teams that are coming. if you look, we had alabama, national champion. we had clemson, national champion. we had the new england patriots. we have the pittsburgh penguins last year.
i think we will have the -- we will see. my attitude is if they want to be here, it is the greatist place on earth -- greatest place on earth, i'm here. if they don't want to be here, i don't want them. >> [inaudible]. >> i think if you look at what paul ryan is saying, it didn't come out that way. the fact is they had people in our campaign. they had people doing things that have never been done in the history of this country, and it really is a disgrace, and frankly that stuff is just starting to come out. >> [inaudible]. >> fire who? >> [inaudible] >> we will see what happens. >> what do you think mitt romney saying it will be easy for you to win again in >> -- win again? >> mitt romney is a straight
shooter. that's a very nice thing to say. i appreciate that. that's good. >> what do you have to say to canada? >> i love canada, but they treat us very unfairly on trade. very very unfairly. you see the numbers. almost 300% on dairy. so they treat us very unfairly. are you guys all going? you better get going, peter. we'll leave without you. >> [inaudible]. >> i would only do a deal if i got it through congress. i wouldn't do it like obama did. he tried to get the iran deal through congress, failed. so he did it without which is why i was able to break it up so easy. iran is now a different country. they are not looking to the mediterranean anymore. iran is now a much different country. since i signed that out, iran is
a much different country. >> [inaudible] >> i support senator gardner. i know exactly what he's doing. we are looking at it. i probably will end up supporting that. >> [inaudible]. >> the first lady is great. she wanted to go. can't fly for one month. the doctors say. >> why not? >> she had a big operation, close to a four-hour operation. she's doing great. right there. you know what? she's a great first lady. >> [inaudible]. >> terrible. >> [inaudible]. >> we will be talking to them but that's terrible. any other questions? >> [inaudible]. >> was one of my lawyers --
incredible that you can break into a lawyer's office, that's one thing i can say. i think that was unfortunate that they broke into a lawyer's office. not a good practice. >> [inaudible]. >> well, this is a democrat bill. the democrats can end that very quickly. all they have to do is sit down with us and negotiate a real bill that allows us to keep criminals out of this country. it's very easy. you know, schumer is a guy, he complains, but he doesn't do anything. schumer is a guy who is an obstructor. he can't do anything. all he can do is obstruct. all they have to do is call us and we will draw a bill that give us great border security and safety because it is fair. i don't like the children being separated from the parents. i don't like it. i hate it. but that's a democrat bill that we are enforcing. we can change it in one day. all they have to do is come and see us. >> [inaudible].
>> i can't hear your question. too much competition. go ahead. you're not prepared. i can't believe she's not prepared. >> [inaudible]. >> we will bring it up, yeah. we will bring it up. >> what are you going to do on the plane? >> i have work. i have about 15 boxes of work. i will be able to work without being bothered by phone calls where you people are writing fake stories about me, and we have to respond. now seriously, i have a lot of work. it is on the plane. >> are you worried at all about the things that rudy is saying? >> rudy is great. rudy is rudy. he's doing a very good job actually. >> [inaudible] >> he said what? >> [inaudible]. >> i'm not going to disagree with him on that.
>> [inaudible]. >> i can't hear a word. >> [inaudible]. >> no, he wasn't. but i like dennis. dennis was a great rebounder and he wasn't relatively speaking that tall. that tells you. there's the rebounding. dennis rodman was a great rebounder. one thing we are thinking about, the power to pardon is a beautiful thing. you got to get it right. you've got to get the right people. i'm looking at mohammed all lie, but those are the famous people -- i'm looking at muhammad ali, but these are the famous people. but i want to do something about the people that are unfairly treated, like alice. you have a lot of people in the
nfl, but unfortunately they are not proud enough to stand for our national anthem, i don't like that. what i'm going to do is i'm going to say to them -- instead of talk. it is all talk, talk, talk. we have a great country. you should stand for our national anthem. you shouldn't go in a locker room when our national anthem is played. i'm going to ask all of those people to recommend to me because that's what they are protesting, people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system. and i understand that. and i'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated, friends of theirs or people that they know about, and i'm going to take a look at those applications, and if i find and my committee finds that they are unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out. >> will you invite them to the white house -- [inaudible]. >> i don't have to do that.
i'm not looking to grandstand. we have enough grandstanders in this town. i'm saying for the players, the athletes have friends of theirs or people they know about that have been unfairly treated by the system, let me know. >> [inaudible]. >> you know, if you think about it, that's really -- that becomes celebrity advocates, but they know a lot of things that we're not going to know. they've seen a lot of abuse, and they've seen a lot of unfairness. so if they have -- how do you like that idea, david? >> [inaudible]. >> i have the absolute right. i don't have to do it. never did anything wrong. and you know that better than anybody. >> are you concerned about -- [inaudible]. >> i think you have a double-edge. reporters can't leak. you cannot leak classified information. at the same time, we need freedom of the press. but you cannot leak -- like hilary clinton did, like comey
did, you cannot leak classified information. if you look at the young -- over classified at a much lower level, and it is very unfair that he goes to jail and that comey is allowed to do it all over. very unfair. thank you much. i will see you in canada. >> c-span's washington journal live every day with news and policy issues that impact you.
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