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  President Trump Meets with Henry Kissinger  CSPAN  October 10, 2017 1:19pm-1:28pm EDT

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you were great. i'm paul johnson. don't forget vote november 7. anks for in nashville, tennessee for the next stop on the c-span bus 50 capitals tour. former governor phil breadyson ill be our guest starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern discussing the top policy issues facing tennesseans. and join us thursday for the entire "washington journal." starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> c-span, where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. and is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. >> president trump today fielded questions about concerns expressed by republican senator bob corker that the president is taking the country on a path toward -- 3 as well as
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health care and other issues. this is in the oval office during a meeting with secretary of state -- former secretary of state henry kissinger. president trump: thank you very much. henry kissinger has been freavend mine. i've liked him. i respected him. but we have been friends for a long time. long before my emergence in the world of politics, which has not been too long. we have been really -- i guess the new york seat a little bit, but we got to know each other very well. he's a man i have great, great respect for. e's also somebody -- usually i say have you ever been in this say have you ever been in the oval office, and with henry kissinger i didn't bother asking that question because he has many, times. but it's times. but it's an honor to have dr. kissinger with us. a man of immense talent and experience and knowledge.
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i'm going to talk to him for a while and we're going to learn a lot. can say from my world standpoint and with many of the countries that henry and i will talk before before the election because i would talk with henry before the election, we have made a lot of progress with many standpoint and with many of the countries that henry and of the we have some outstanding and we'll handle that as we have to handle t we have made a loft progress in the middle east with isis and so many other things. it's a much calmer place. but henry, i say often, i inherited a mess but we're fixing it. so you may want to say something. here, ou for being henry. here, ou henry. thank you very much mr. kissinger: mr. president, i didn't expect this opportunity. it's a it's a great honor to be in this office. and i'm here at a moment when the opportunity to build a peaceful order is
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very great. and the president is leading through asia, which i think will make a great contribution to progress and peace and prosperity. thank you for inviting me. president trump: thank you very much, henry. appreciate t -- it. we're on the wrong path before. all you have to do is take a look. if you look over the last 25 years through numerous administrations, we were on a path to a very big problem. a problem like this world has never seen. right n the right path now, believe me.
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i don't think so at aw. i think we're well and away -- people of this country want tax cuts. they want lower taxes. we're the highest taxed nation in the world. our companies not leaving so much now because we have them coming back. you see what happened. the announcements from companies building car plants now in michigan as they are going to various different states. they are actually picking some additional locations. but just last week five plants announced they are going to build in this country. but i will say that we're the highest tax nation in the the announcements from companies building car plants now world. people want to see massive tax cuts. i'm giving the largest tax cuts in the history of this country. in addition to that, there will be reform. i think it's politically very positive. the people of the country want it. we're also bringing back $3 trillion from offshore. that's money that's been there for years. that wants to come back into the country but the tax situation didn't allow it to happen. and the bureaucracy.
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and that's going to come back as part of the deal. $3 trillion. it could even be more than that. people want to see tax cuts. they want to see major reductions in their taxes. and they want to see tax reform. that's what we're doing. we'll be adjusting a little bit over the next few weeks to make it even stronger. but i will tell you that it's become very, very popular. i'll also be signing something probably this week which is going to go a long way to take care of many of the people that have been so badly hurt on health care. they'll be able to buy, buy across state lines, and get great compep health care and it will -- competitive health care and it will cost the united states nothing. a big percentage of the people we're talking about, too. with congress the way it is, i decided to take it upon myself. so we'll be announcing that soon as far as the signing is concerned. it's largely worked out a very -- it's very simple in one way but very intricate in another.
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it will be great, great health care for many, many people. a big percentage of the number of people that we were talking about for failed obamacare. now, we're going to have to do something with obamacare because it's failing. henry kissinger does not want to pay 116% increase in his premiums, that's what's happening and it's getting worse. worse by the minute. so we're going to have to do something with obamacare and that will work out. but very importantly a big percentage of people worse by t minute. will be able to get health care and they'll be able to go across state lines. they'll be able to buy from many, many competitors. and meaning the insurance companies. and it will not cost our country anything but they'll have great, great health insurance again. [inaudible] president trump: no. i didn't undercut anybody. i don't believe in undercutting people. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. [inaudible]
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c-span radio, 20 years where you hear history unfold daily. >> defense secretary james mattis is meeting with president trump and secretary of state rex tillerson. the lunch today. the hill writing that the defense secretary reportedly told his top generals to talk to reporters more. and to counter a perception they shouldn't be speaking to news outlets and advocate ahead of a budget battle in congress. secretary mattis spoke about the dedication of soldiers and their families during the annual meeting of the army association of the united states yesterday.