tv Presidents Departure Remarks for Canada CSPAN June 8, 2018 5:06pm-5:26pm EDT
[indiscernible conversations] >> the two leaders speaking in queb he can and a couple of tweets from u.s. lawmakers, republican congressman tom reed tweeting we are encouraged by president trump's leadership to address canada's unfair and protectionist dairy policies and we continue to work on eliminating these practices so that new york dairy farmers can compete on a level playing field. >> president trump suggesting that russia rejoin the g-7 as he
great favor when i fired him. and we'll see what happens. but i guess just got announcement coming out on june 14, so that will be a nice birthday present. [nearly question] president trump: we are going to deal with the unfair trade practices if you look at canada, mexico and european union have been doing to us. they understand this. >> what are you going to do if they form an agreement without you? president trump: we'll terminate nafta and have a better deal. if we are 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
unfairly, canada and mexico very unfairly. we will easily make a deal. -- ere you serious -- [inaudible] president trump: i believe in preparation. i have been preparing all my life. preparations. just ask hillary clinton what happened to her in the debates. i have been preparing for this in all my life and it's the fake news, because if you run peter, 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. [indiscernible question] president trump: they caught a leaker and very important leaker. so it's very interesting. i'm getting information on it
now. happened last night. could be a terrific thing. i believe strongly in the freedom of the press and i'm a big believer in supreme of the press and classified information has to remain classified and that includes comey and his band who leaked classified information all over the place. i'm a very big believer in freedom of the press and i'm a believer that you cannot leak classified information. [indiscernible question] president trump: i want to extend to his family my heartfelt condolences. that was shocking when i woke up, anthony bourdain is dead. i enjoyed his show. character. a and i extend my condolences and
also to the family of kate spade. [indiscernible question] president trump: you can call it what you want. doesn't matter what you call it. it used to be the g-8 because russia was in it and now russia is not in it. i love our country. i have been russia's worst nightmare. if hillary got in, he is probably saying man, i wish hillary got in. 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 and be part of it. you know, whether you like it or not, and may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and at the g-7 which used to be the g-8 and threw russia out and should let russia come back
in because we should have russia at the negotiating table. [indiscernible question] president trump: i may leave a little bit early depends on the timing. it depends what happens here. look, all of these countries have been taking advantage of the united states on trade. you saw where canada charges our dairy farmers 270% tariffs. we don't charge them or if we do it, 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. i tell you what, what i do, it won't be hard. and in the end, we'll get along, but they understand and 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 are charging almost 300% tariff. when it straightens out, we will be in love again. [indiscernible question] president trump: there will be more pardons. i thought jack johnson which was membereded -- recommended by sylvester, i thought jack johnson was a great one. i'm thinking about somebody that you know very well and wasn't very popular then. > was it o.j.? president trump: only you could say o.j. look, he was not very popular then. his memory is very popular now, ali.hinking about muhammad
i'm thinking about that very seriously and some others and some folks who have sentences that aren't fair. but i'm thinking about muhammad ali. in fact, we are doing ali.mendations on muhammad what? [indiscernible question] president trump: no. no, i'm not above the law. i don't want anybody to be above the law, the pardons are a very important thing for the president. and i have an absolute right to pardon myself but i won't do it because i didn't do anything wrong. there has been no clution. there has been no obstruction. it's all a made-up fantasy and witch hunt. no col like. the democrats have had massive collusion and obstruction and
see what is happening. [indiscernible question] president trump: i haven't even thought about it. i haven't thought about it. it certainly is far too early to be think about that. they haven't been convicted of anything. there is nothing to pardon. far too early to be thinking about it. [indiscernible question] president trump: scott pruitt is doing a great job. we are setting records. you are seeing these attacks viciously by the press, and not saying he is blameless. >> he is an embarrassment. aren't you tired of it? president trump: we have 3,000 names. we are looking at them. many of those flames really have been treated unfairly. this is a group of 3,000 and i
would get more thrill out of pardonning people that nobody knows like alice. i thought kim kardashian was great because she brought alice to my attention. and the way she left that jail and the tears and the love she has for her family, to me, that was better than any celebrity that i could pardon. we are looking at it but looking at thousands of names of people that have come to our attention that have been treated unfairly or where their sentence is far too long. [indiscernible question] president trump: i didn't invite lebron james or stephen curry but other teams coming. we had alabama, national champions, clemson, national
champions. we had the new england patriots. i think we will have the caps. we'll see. if they want to be here. it's the greatest place on earth. i'm here. if they don't want to be here, i don't want them. [indiscernible question] president trump: 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. [indiscernible question] president trump: fire who? [indiscernible question] president trump: we'll see what happens. > romney said you will find it easy to win again.
mitt romney is a straight shooter. and that's a very nice thing to say. i appreciate that. that's good. [indiscernible question] president trump: i love canada but they treat us unfairly on trade. you see the numbers. lmost 300 percent. are you guys all going? you better get going, peter, we'll leave without you. [indiscernible question] president trump: i will only do a deal if i could get it through congress. and obama tried to get it through, the iran deal and tried to get it through congress and failed, so he just did it without, which is why i was able to break it up so easy and iran is now a different country. they are not looking to the mediterranean. iran is a much different
country. since i found that out, iran is a much different country. [indiscernible question] president trump: we are looking at it but i will end up supporting it, yes. first lady is great. right there. she has to and wanted to go. can't fly for one month. she had a big operation, close to a four-hour operation. and she's doing great. and you know what? she is a great first lady. [indiscernible question] president trump: terrible. we will be talking to them. any other questions? [indiscernible question] president trump: one of my lawyers.
incredible that you can break into a lawyer's office, one thing i can say. and i think that was unfortunate. that they broke into a lawyer's office. not a good practice. [indiscernible question] president trump: this is a democrat bill. and the democrats could end it quickly. all they have to do is sit down and allows us to keep criminals out of this country. it's very easy. schumer complains, but he doesn't do anything. schumer is a guy who is an obstructionist. all they have to do is call us and we'll draw a bill that gives us great border security that is fair. i don't like these children being separated from their parents. i don't like it, i hate it. that is a democrat bill we are enforcing. we could enforce it in one day. all they have to do is come and
see us. [indiscernible question] >> i can't hear your question. too much competition. you're not prepared. i can't believe she's not prepared. see, they're shocked, right. we'll bring it up. >> what are you going to do for 12 hours on the plane? president trump: i have 15 boxes of work. i will be able to work without being bothered from phone calls and you guys writing fake ories about me and have to respond. >> are you worrying about the thing that rudy is saying in israel? president trump: he is doing a good job. he said what. >> he said being a porn star is representable work.
>> i'm not going to disagree ith him on that. [indiscernible question] president trump: i can't hear. i like dennis. dennis was a great rebounder. so that tells you, there is a rebounding, there is a genius to that. dennis rodman was a great rebounder. the power to pardon is a beautiful thing. you got to get it right and get the right people. i'm looking at muhammad ali, but those are the famous people. and in one way and people find it fascinating, but i want to look at people that are unfairly treated. and something beautiful. what i'm seeking to do, we have a lot of people in the nfl, but
in sports leagues, 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's all talk, talk, talk. you should stand. you shouldn't go in a locker room when our national anthem is playing. i'm going to ask all of those people to recommend to me, because that's what they are protesting, people that they think that 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 they know about and i'm going to look at those applications and if i find they were unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least invite them out. >> will you invite them to the white house?
president trump: we have enough grandstanders in this town. if the players, if the athletes have friends of theirs or people that they know about that have been unfairly treated by the system, let me know. [indiscernible question] president trump: if you think about it, that becomes celebrity advocates but know a lot of things. they have seen a lot of abuse and unfairness. if they have, how do you like that idea? [indiscernible] president trump: i don't have to do it. never did anything wrong and you know that better than anybody. [indiscernible question] president trump: 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 hillary clinton did, comey did, you cannot leak classified information. if you look at the young sailor, he went to jail over not classified, a much lower level. and it's very unfair that he goes to jail and comey is allowed to do it all over. thank you so much. 'll see you in canada. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org