tv President and First Lady Depart for Alabama CSPAN March 9, 2019 5:14am-5:22am EST
justice and members of congress confident,ompletely 100% about politics, and were not noticeably different from a letter a man would write and they wrote back to her in the same vein. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern. >> president trump spoke to reporters as he was leaving the white house to tour alabama. he responded to questions on the economy, the sentencing of former campaign manager, paul manafort, and also on north korea's nuclear development program. president trump: the economy is doing very well. we are seeing wages rise more than they have at any time. for a long time. wages are going up for the first
time in many years. i talked about it during the campaign. for over 20 years. i am happy about that. the economy is very, very strong. if you look at the stock market the last few months, it has been great. certainly, since my election, it is up getting close to 50%. the stock market. we are obviously very happy with that. , as soon as think the trade deals are done, and we get done, we are working with china and we will see what happens. i think you will see a big spike. a lot of people are waiting to see what happens with the china deal. canada and mexico is done and we will be submitting it to congress shortly. for -- that is a great deal the united states, we are very happy about that. i am now going to alabama, some of you are joining me, but i look forward to it. i will be meeting with governor ivey, the people of alabama got hit very hard by the tornadoes. we are stopping there. then we are going to florida.
and we are going to do a lot of work, we will be working very hard. i feel very badly for paul manafort, i think it has been a very tough time for him. but if you notice, both his lawyer, a highly respected man, and a very highly respected judge, the judge said there was no collusion with russia. this had nothing to do with collusion. there was no collusion. it is a collusion hoax, it is a collusion witch hoax. i do not collude with russia. you, his lawyer went out of his way to actually make a statement last night, no collusion with russia. there was absolutely none. the judge for whatever reason, i was very honored by it, also made this statement that this had nothing to do with collusion with russia. so, keep it going. keep the hoax going. it is just a hoax.
senator byrd said there is no collusion. devin nunes and the house intelligence committee said there was no collusion. and guess what, there is none. [indiscernible] president trump: what? it is a step. you'll probably find out that the unemployment rate just went lower. we are down to 3.8%, so we had very good news. i think the big news really was that wages went up. that is great for the american worker. that is something people -- i don't know if people expected to see it. reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: i haven't heard that. i think they are doing well. but if it happens that way, we will do very well. with or without a deal. you are telling me something i haven't heard.
reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: sure, i am confident. but if we don't make a very good deal for our country, i wouldn't make a deal. if this is not a great deal, i won't make a deal. i don't even discuss it. the only one discussing it is you. i haven't discussed it. i know that in watching and seeing you folks at night, that michael cohen lied. about the pardon. it was a stone cold lie. he lied about a lot of things. pardon,lied about the that was really a live and his lawyer said they went my -- went to my lawyers and asked for a pardon. i could go a step above that, but i won't go into it now. reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: wife what -- why what?
president trump: it is the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen. bad lawyer. i had a bad lawyer. go ahead. that happened. reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: will make a comment on the way. talk. you're competing with a helicopter. reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: i think it is going very well at the border, we are doing a great job. we are apprehending record numbers of people. 75,000 over the last short period of time. that is a lot of work and with the wall, we wouldn't have to do it. we are doing fine in congress. they understand it is an emergency. reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: time will tell. but i have a feeling that our relationship with north korea, kim jong-un and myself, chairman
kim, think it is a very good one. i think it remains good. i would be surprised in a negative way if you did anything that was not per our understanding. we will see what happens. when i came in, after the obama administration, north korea was a disaster. you were going to war, folks. whether you knew it or not. there was no talking. we did not have our people back. we didn't have our hostages back. now we are getting the remains, we are doing a lot of things now. this was a disaster. i inherited a mess in many ways. the middle east, i inherited a mess. it is straightening out a lot. we are doing very well there. president trump: i inherited -- wait. wait. i inherited a mess with north korea, and now you have no testing. we will see what happens. what i would be very disappointed if i saw testing.
reporter: [indiscernible] president trump: i thought yesterday's vote by the house was disgraceful. because it has become, the democrats have become an anti-israel party. they have become an anti-jewish party. i thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else, if you get an honest answer. if you get an honest answer from politicians, they thought it was a disgrace. the democrats have become an anti-israel party, they have become an anti-jewish party, and that is too bad. i am going to alabama. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]