President Trump Meets With Dutch Prime Minister in Oval Office CSPAN July 18, 2019 6:18pm-6:25pm EDT
president trump: thank you very much, everybody. it's a great honor to be with the prime minister of the netherland. we've become friends over the last couple of years. we have had a lot of good conversation. we're dealing with trade, dealing on military, dealing on intelligence. and the relationship has never been better. and mr. prime minister, it's an honor to have you with us. thank you very much. >> mr. president, thanks again for hosting me. last year we had a friendly meeting here and discussed our two priorties, jobs and how to keep our citizens safe. today we'll discuss how to accelerate the -- how to ccelerate all of that.
we'll talk about a big trade in the boston area to make next steps in that. so that's very good. president trump: a lot of people wouldn't know that over a million job, we think shortly we'll have over a million jobs having to do with the netherlands, directly and indirectly. >> only a quarter million in the netherlands, we have to work on that too. president trump: thank you, everybody. thank you very much. reporter: sanctions on turkey, have you ruled out sanctions on turkey in president trump: we're looking at it. verying very difficult situation for a lot of reasons. thins could have been done better in the previous administration. the previous administration made some very big mistakes with regard to turkey. it's too bad. so we're looking at it. we'll see what we'll do. we haven't announced that yet.
reporter: what would you say about people with that chant? president trump: these are people who love our country. i want them to keep loving our country. i think the wongwomen -- congresswomen, by the way, should be more positive than they are. the congresswomen have a lot of problems. when you look at the statements they made that are that were so bad and so horrible to our country, you look at what they said, john, what they said was something that is, it's hard to believe they could make statements like that. and i could go page over page o'page, many, many statements, whether it's about us, whether it's about israel whether it's about the rorled trade center and all the different things that were said. it was a very terrible thing. i'm not happy about when i hear chants like that. i said that and i've said it very strongly. but i will tell you, the congressmen -- the congress men and women have an obligation in this country, and in every country frankly, but they have a big obligation. and the obligation is to love your country.
there's such hatred. they have such hatred. i've seen statements they make with such hatred toward our country. that's not a good thing. speshed embrace our country. they should love our country. things would be a lot bert. hank you very much, everybody. reporter: with the pentagon's jedi contract is there any chance you'd intervene in that contract? president trump: which one is that? the amazon? i'm getting tremendous complaints about the contract with the pentagon and with amazon. they're saying it wasn't come pettively bid. this is going ton for a long time, i guess probably before this administration. and we're looking at it very seriously. it's a very big contract. one of the biggest ever given, having to do with the cloud and having to do with a lot of other things. we're getting tremendous, really complaints from other companies, from great companies, some of the greatest companies in the
world are complaining about it, having to do with amazon and the defense of department -- the department of defense. i'll be asking them to look at it closely to see what's going on. i have had very few things where there's been such complaining. not only complain from the media, or at least asking questions about it from the media, but complaining from different companies like microsoft and oracle and i.b.m. great companies are complaining about it. so we're going to take a look at it. we'll take a strong look at it. hank you very much, everybody. >> right this way, everybody. thank you very much. thank you, we're leaving now. thank you very much, we're leaving new. thank you very much, we're leaving. president trump: thank you. >> we're leaving now. thank you guys.
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