tv President Trump Israel PM Netanyahu Meet in Oval Office CSPAN March 5, 2018 3:28pm-3:42pm EST
>> ready? >> are you still up? >> yeah, i guess. prime minister netanyahu: not a lot of press? president trump: no. thank you very much. it's a great honor to have prime minister netanyahu and mrs. netanyahu with us. they've been friends for a long time. we have, i would say, probably the best relationships right now with israel than we ever had. i think it was close now as maybe ever before. jerusalem was a wonderful thing and i know it was very much appreciated and a big part of the world, not just in israel,
in a very big part so that was a decision i had to make. many presidents were discussing whether or not to make that decision, and they promised it in their campaigns but they were never able to do what they should have done. so i was able to do it. and i think it's something that's very much appreciated in israel, but far beyond israel. we are very close on trade deals. we are very, very close on military and terrorism and all of the things that we have to work together on. so the relationship has never been better, and mr. prime minister, mrs. netanyahu, it's a great honor to have you. thank you. prime minister netanyahu: thank you. mr. president, donald, melania, we want to thank you for your extraordinary friendship. it's always a pleasure to see you both. this is the first time we meet in washington, america's capital, after you declared,
mr. president, jerusalem as srael's capital and this was an historic proclamation. followed by your bold decision at our he embassy national independence day. i will say the jewish people -- we remember the proclamation of the great king, cyrus, persian king, he said the exiles in babylon can rebuild our temple in jerusalem. 100 years ago a lord issued the proclamation that recognized the rights of the jewish people in our ancestral homeland. we remember seven years ago -- 70 years ago harry s. truman recognized israel as a jewish state. and president donald j. trumped recognized jerusalem as israel's capital.
mr. speaker, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages. as you just said, not only talked about, but you did it. i want to thank you on behalf of the people of israel. i also want to -- i look forward to our discussions on both challenges and opportunities. if i have to say what is our greatest challenge in the middle east, both our countries, to our arab neighbors, it's encapsulated in one word --i ran. iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions. it came out of the nuclear deal emboldened, enriched. it's practicing aggression everywhere, including on our borders. i think we have to stop this country that chants "death to israel," "death to america." iran has to be stopped. the second is because of that challenge, exploit the opportunity for -- the arabs have never been closer to
israel. israel has never been closer to the arabs. and we seek also to broaden that peace. so i look forward to those discussions, but i want to -- i want to reiterate what you just said. mr. president, i've been here for nearly four decades. talking, seeking to build the american-israel alliance. under your leadership, it's never been stronger. and the people of israel see your position on jerusalem. they see your position on iran. they see your magnificent defense of israel and the united nations and i as prime minister see something that you as president see but others can't see is the extent of our intelligence and other cooperation in matters that are vital to the security of both our people. and mr. president, i just want to say, thank you for your leadership and thank you for your tremendous friendship. thank you. president trump: thank you very
much. it's my honor. thank you very much. >> thanks, everyone. president trump: construction. we will be talking about that and other things. >> [inaudible] president trump: we will have it built very quickly. a lot of people won't be doing it quickly. we will do it quickly and very inexpensively. they put an order in front of my desk for $1 billion. i said $1 billion, what's that for? we will build an embassy. i said we will not spend $1 billion. and we're actually doing it for about $250,000. so check that out. it's temporary. $250,000 versus $1 billion. is that good? prime minister netanyahu: yes. president trump: we're looking for -- i will be there again. israel is very special to us, special country, special people and i look forward to being
there and i am very proud of that decision. reporter: when do you present your peace deal? president trump: we will see. we'd like to -- look, it will be a great achievement and even from a humanitarian standpoint what's better if we can make peace between israel and the palestinians and i will tell you we are working very hard on doing that. i think we have a very good chance. the biggest difficulty that anybody's had -- you look over 25 years, nobody could get past, number one, jerusalem. they couldn't get past it. we've taken it off the table. so this gives us a real opportunity to peace. we'll see how it works out. the palestinians i think are wanting to come back to the table. reporter: what if they don't? president trump: if they don't you don't have peace. reporter: move forward with your plan? president trump: i am not saying it's going to happen. everybody said this is the hardest deal to make. whenever you have a hard deal
like in business, you said, oh, this is almost as bad as israel and the palestinians. you use it like as an example. this is the hardest deal. this is years and years of opposition and, frankly, hatred and a lot of things involved in this deal beyond the land. and i will tell you that if we could do -- if we could do peace between israel and the palestinians, that will be a great thing for the world, it will be a great thing for this country and for everybody. so we're working very hard. we have a shot at doing it. thank you, all, very much. i appreciate it. >> [inaudible] [all talking at once] president trump: no, we're not backing down. mexico is -- very bad deal with mexico. very bad deal with canada, nafta. our factories have left our country, our jobs have left our country for many years. nafta has been a disaster. we are renegotiating nafta as i said i would.
if we don't make a deal i'll terminate nafta. if i do make ale deal which is far for the workers and to the american people, that would be, i would imagine, one of the points we're negotiating, tariffs on steel for canada and for mexico. so we'll see what happens. right now 100%, but it could be part of nafta. i understand, i just got a call from the people who are right now in mexico city negotiating nafta, mexico and really canada want to talk about it. but if they aren't going to make a fair nafta deal, we're just going to leave it this way. people have to understand our country on trade has been ripped off by virtually every country in the world. whether it's friend or enemy. everybody. china, russia, and take people that we think are wonderful, the european union. we can't do business. they don't allow it. they have trade barriers that are worse than tariffs.
they also have tariffs, by the way, but they have trade barriers far worse than tariffs. and if they want to do something, we'll just tax their cars they send in here like water. so we may have friends, but remember this. we lost over the last number of billion a year on trade. not going to happen. we got to get it back. and, of course -- the biggest problem is china. we lost $500 billion. how previous presidents allowed that to happen is disgraceful. but we're going to take care of it. thank you, all, very much. [all talking at once] president trump: thank you. i don't think it will -- reporter: prime minister netanyahu, would you like to
comment [inaudible] prime minister netanyahu: i will later. president trump: thank you very uch. >> thank you, all. >> thank you. >> thank you, all. >> and on capitol hill, the house starts legislative work this afternoon, expected back around 5:00 p.m. eastern time. seven bills on the calendar day all naming various post offices around the country and any requested votes will take place at 6:30. then later in the week, the house will consider a bill to loosen emissions standards. you can watch the house live right here on c-span. and later we'll be hearing from
education secretary betsy devos speaking to gathering of state education officials in washington, d.c. live this afternoon at 4:15 eastern time on c-span3. and vice president mike pence and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley will be speaking at the american-israel public affairs committee conference in washington, d.c. joined by congressional leaders live at 5:00 p.m. eastern. that's also on c-span3. >> tonight on "the communicators," democratic f.c.c. commissioner mignon clyburn discusses the f.c.c.'s rejection of net neutrality, spectrum auctions and how to expand broadband throughout the u.s. she's interviewed by brian fung, technology reporter for "politico." brian: you brought up the court decision regarding the f.t.c.'s authority regarding they can sue at&t for its alleged
misrepresentation to consumers about unlimited data. what lessons do you draw from that court ruling and particularly through the loophole involving the common carrier exemption commissioner clyburn: so i'll try to start things out positive. on the positive side there's one less loophole, meaning the court gave some clarity as it relates to whether or not there is authority under the -- whether there is a mix of common carrier or not. there was some clarity given there. but what is also clear is what is still troubling to me, that the f.t.c. is still not the expert agency. it still is not the agency that has any background when it comes to common carrier or net neutrality regulation. the f.c.c. is still the agency that does not answer or come
into play unless a harm is done and unless you can prove unfair or deceptive practices. hose are very high hurdles for mignon clyburn security system to be able to realize or to be able to forge, to bring to the f.t.c. >> watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> and a look now at the "week ahead in congress." this is from today's "washington journal." ues. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] host: monday morning on the washington journal gives us a chance to discuss the week ahead in washington and we are joined uer and stevea dennis. one thing we are not expected to see debated in the senate is the issue of new gun-control legislation. why will it not be on the floor after so much discussion over the past 15 days or so?