President Trump Announces Immigration Agreement With Guatemala CSPAN July 26, 2019 6:57pm-7:32pm EDT
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this is half an hour. >> thank you for being here. a very important man in guatemala. we are doing a very important signing. an agreement between our two countries. we have been working with guatemala and now we can do it the right way. it is going to be terrific for them and the united states. the agreement will put the coyotes and smugglers out of business. it's a very bad, sick deranged people. they will provide safety and
stop fraud abuses. is also transformative most they will take and many sets it will take for security safety. watermelon signifies the incredible future for their country. investment and growth for their nation and sets the station for cooperation between our countries. extending access to the visa, which is your after cultural workers. then coming to our country in an easier fashion. better for business, farms and ranches and we will make that a very, much easier, less cumbersome program. further bilateral investment will take place.
it's going to be streamlined in all of the workers who come in, we want them to continue to come in. we have a low rate of unemployment record-setting, 3.5, maybe 3.6, it's going down. the country is doing tremendous business. our record stock market. we are investing in the future of guatemala, safety of migrants and families will protect the rights of those with legitimate claims. it will then be widespread abuse of the system and crippling crisis on the border. how to think mexico. the mexican government, president of mexico has now put 1000 troops on the border, there border.
about 6000 on the border. they're getting close to 20000 by themselves. it's a tremendous impact, an incredible impact. if you look at what has happened last short period of time, it has been great. if the democrats would sign something, it would be a lot easier but we have to do it around the democrats. they refused to. they want to open up borders, that means smugglers rubbing hijackers. it means drugs and crime. with guatemala and mexico, they will be making agreements very shortly. we are doing very well. i want to think the president of guatemala, give him my regards.
>> we've been dealing for many years, i would say. with watermelon and other countries. we are now at a break where we are doing what we are destined to do. i think it will be a great thing for real. we were able to get this done and we get it done fairly quickly. mexico is also working along very well. you will see a chart where the numbers are through the floor. they've gone down. >> since the agreement was signed on mexico, that you energize, we have had 28% reduction we're headed toward
22% in july. so 43% overall. >> the fact that they do have a big slowdown coming in from guatemala at the border. we have 6000 mexican troops at the border so this will really help. this will be incredible. we could really do this at a much easier fashion if we have cooperation from the democrats. we've had absolutely no corporation. nobody can understand. most people wanted a wall years ago. we are building a lot of the wall now. we ripped out while that didn't even exist, it had bad foundations. it was gobbled up by the people who crossed, we are building a
beautiful new wall, a lot of it. it's getting built rapidly. a lot of things are happening but this is a very big day. >> the main focus of the democrats today, -- [inaudible question] >> i think it is a disgrace with the democrats are doing. it is so sad to see how they are impeding all the good things we are doing. like today, it's the border. we are strengthening our border with a great country. we have other great countries who will be signing also. we are doing this because the democrats won't give us what we need. simple, get rid of the loopholes. they won't do it. all they want to do is impede, investigate, they want to go
fishing. i watched bob mueller and they have nothing. there's no collusion, no objections. they have nothing. we want to find out what happened with the democrats. let's look into obama the way they looked at me. they've looked at everything we've done. they could look into the book deal that obama made. all of his records. let's subpoena him. hillary clinton and the nonsense that went into clinton and her nonsense. we could do that all day long. we had the majority in the house, they didn't do subpoenas or what these people have done. it's so destructive to our country. i think that's why we will take back the house, why we will easily hold the presidency and
continue to hold the senate. we went from 51 to 53. nobody says it. they talked about the house. we were campaigning for the. we almost picked up five seats. it's a disgrace what they are doing. if they are doing it for political reasons, most of them are admitting that. it's politics. it's a sad thing for our country. >> [inaudible question] >> we are looking at the whole situation. 135 fighter jets, billions of dollars they've paid. they are easily sold to other nations. we have a backlog of orders but it's a tough situation. they're getting 400 and our
statutes and everything else, you just can't order this equipment. generally, i don't blame him because there are a lot of circumstances and problems darker. that's dates back to the obama administration which was a disaster. >> [inaudible question] >> i think i would ask kevin to answer. >> we've been working with it throughout. helping them take responsibili responsibility, to work together with the united states on how we can take power away from the renovations exploiting migrants.
we stayed with it. >> it is definitely clear on the responsibility they have. we have to make changes. the way they do it is coming together with our best ally. we are committed to win and improve what we have. they didn't say that. >> [inaudible question] >> what the court said, which is a injection, defines the process that has to be followed. we are going to implement it.
>> [inaudible question] >> protecting asylum seekers at the only possible time. when they arrive in guatemala, they are in a country that has other proceeding. that's where they should think that claim. >> [inaudible question] >> they could make a protection claim in guatemala. if they arrive in the u.s., they would be returned. it's a claim for production. >> it's good for everybody but -- >> we have an agreement, they
would do additional work on it. we can't get it from the democrats. what mexico is doing for us at the border is far greater than what the democrats have done. the amazing thing about the democrats, it was all fine 405 years ago. and now they think we will win so they are doing everything they can with the impeachment, we have no obstruction, no collusion. it's interesting, 500 people, lawyers, everybody they want to interview. i could have kept back by using presidential interference, i could have kept back everybody. then they say obstruction. these people are clowns. democrats are clowns.
they are being laughed at all over the world. i watched it this morning, nancy pelosi trying to get through that with the performance that robert mueller put on where i don't think he even read the agreement or document. the document said no collusion. they don't even talk about that. there was no crime. they said there was no crime but he obstructed. it was a phone crime that they put up. the crime was what they put on. i watched mueller, two and a half years we watched this. that's the best they have. it's a disgrace. the world is laughing at him. unfortunately, it is bad for our country and our relationships with other countries including russia. there's no reason we shouldn't get along with russia or other countries. one of the things that is nice about guatemala is, we've never had a better relationship.
we could do something that's very good for the united states and we will work with them also. it's happening with mexico, too. you have maybe 21000, could be 26000 soldiers. it's so good for mexico because they are killing him they are getting rid of the cartels. everybody knows they been running big portions of mexico. and the coyotes and all of these terrible people. president has done a good job by doing this. now he has a friend of the u.s.
attacks on our companies. wrong thing to do. i've always liked american lines better than those even though i don't drink wine. i just like the way they look. they didn't do the right thing. we tax our companies. i told them, i said i would tax them. whenever you want. we are working on that right now. >> [inaudible question] >> i just spoke to him. i have a good relationship with that president. they shouldn't have done this.
they used to take advantage but not with me as president. it's a disgrace our country allowed this to happen. for years and years, they are from 300 million to 500 and $7 billion a year. now we are taking billions of dollars from china and it's all turning around. whether a deal is made, meeting after meeting, i don't think he would sign a deal if i had a 2% chance of losing. i think you would probably say let's wait. the people who allow these deals to happen, these horrible things to happen to our country. what happened to our country, the money that china has taken has rebuilt china. i don't blame china, i blame the u.s. for allowing that to happen.
iran wants to make a deal, i tell you that right now. if i hold out, i will wait for sleepy joe biden instead of trump and sleepy joe, we can make any deal with him. we don't know -- he doesn't know what's happening. i'll announce that sometime soon. we'll see what happened. we tax our companies, you don't. it might be wine or something else. it's a reciprocal tax. we will announce that soon. do you agree? you enjoy wine. >> i agree. >> they are great. they will be going.
i think china will probably say let's wait. it's working for the election, let's see these people who give the u.s. away, let's see if one of them can get elected. i'll tell you, when i went, like almost immediately, they will sign deals. so i don't know if they will make a deal. maybe they will, maybe not. i don't care. it's tens of billions of dollars worth of tariffs. i gave them $16 billion out of tariffs. much more than that left over. tremendous amount of money left. like by three times.
he haven't even taxed china yet compared to what it can do. we never had ten since coming in. i don't blame him, i blame our past leaders for allowing it to happen for so many years. china was flatlined in with the wto coming about, they joined the world trade and became a rocketship. it's a very unfair situation that took place. they will go in week we'll see. i don't personally care that much. we are getting billions and billions. china devalued that currency. they're putting money in to their society and their country iq wouldn't believe.
we have the fed that does quantitative bed interest. president obama has no rights. we still have a much better economy than in his wildest dreams. there's something okay about that, i turned out to be right, the acted too soon and to silently. we've had nine increases. a couple of under her and a lot under power, i'm not a fan. >> [inaudible question] >> the dollar is very strong, a beautiful thing in one way but it makes it harder to compete. that's the good news. we are doing really well despite
that. it has become or than ever before the currency of choice. the euro is now not doing so well. europe is not doing so well. china is not doing very well. you look at other countries, where the hottest economic country in the world. even guatemala wants to do business. >> [inaudible question] >> i could do that in two seconds if i wanted. i didn't say i'm not going to do something but having this, there's a reason it sounds so good. and having the strong dollar is having a strong dollar. we have an amazing country. that's why our country has a strong currency. over countries have a currency down the tubes.
china's currency is very low. look at europe, europe is so. germany is playing most no interest. the federal reserve rates, too fast and too soon. they shouldn't have done quantitative but they did. if they didn't do that, we would be at 4.5%. instead of 2.1. everyone is thrilled with 2.1. we could have had much more. i don't want to sound too upset about it because we just broke the all-time record in the history of our country. but we could have been higher. could have been a contender, could have been higher.
>> [inaudible question] >> they should raise it and our relationship is really great with chairman kim. >> [inaudible question] >> not at all. >> [inaudible question] >> he didn't say that to the united states. they have their dispute. the two have them have been disputes. they are short range missiles, standard missiles. >> [inaudible question] >> yes. very good question. the best question you've ever asked. i spoke to them about that. i hung up the phone as you were
coming in. he's a friend of mine. i think we have a great friendship. he will be a great prime minister. he has what it takes. they've needed him for a long time. uk needed him for a long time. let's see what happens. we just spent a lot of time, one of the most beautiful couple of days. tremendous woman. we get along very well. boris and i just spoke. i congratulated him and he is set to go. i think he'll do a great job. we are already working on a trade agreement. i think it will be a very substantial trade agreement. we can do three to four times, we were actually impeded by the relationship with the european union. we were impeded on trade. i think we can do three to four,
five times what we did. we don't do the kind of trade we could do with what some people say is great britain. a word you don't hear too much is the word england. with the uk, we could do much more trade and we expect that. >> [inaudible question] >> apple. i want apple to plan for the u.s. i want them to build in china. i said okay, you can build in china but we will tariff you. we will work it out. i think they will announce that they will build a plant in texas. if they do that, i am getting very happy.
>> [inaudible question] >> i do. pretty soon. i just want to end up by saying guatemala has been a pleasure to deal with. we have a great relationship for many years to come. i would like to extend my warmest regards to the people in guatemala. thank you. what? >> [inaudible question] >> it's not a vacation. i don't go to manhattan, because when i do, i stay at trump tow tower, i go to a beautiful place but it's a different vacation. it's working. >> [inaudible question] >> i hope not, i like working. i'd rather be here.
a lot of times you go and they do a lot of work in the white house, the obama administration worked out a brand-new air-conditioning system for the west wing. it was so good before they did the system. now that they did the system, it is freezing or hot in here. >> [inaudible question] >> not extended but for a short. of time. meaning like, less than a week. i do that to put on the record, when i go into trump tower, they close up ten blocks around the building. i don't want to inconvenience people. i don't get any credit for that but that's okay. it's a much easier thing. it's a great place but i would
love to go to manhattan but i don't want them to close up the city. i've had to sever greatly as presidents would come out and the entire city would be shut down. so i understand it better than most. we have the energy summit coming up, yes. this is a stop we didn't have plans right here. with guatemala. again, thank you very much. [inaudible conversations] may be before. >> here's a look at our prime time schedule. starting 8:00 p.m. eastern, he lost children in parkland florida, discusses school safety
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