>> tucker: i didn't either, will be back, 8:00 p.m., tomorrow night, the show that's the sworn enemy of line come up a posse, smugness, and groupthink. sean hannity takes over the next hour live from new york city and he begins right now. >> sean: i'm glad you didn't take a guy away from his new baby tonight, i'm impressed you're growing. great show, good to see you. >> tucker: i become a better man every day. >> sean: we start tonight with a fox news alert, the president donald trump announced he is running for reelection last night, he will join us in just a few minutes, an exclusive one-on-one interview you don't want to miss it. unlike the media mob, we will let him talk and we aren't playing gotcha. he kicked off his reelection bid, a massive rally. a 20,000 seat arena in orlando packed to the brim, more than 150,000 people wanted to be there and many more stood in an overflow area outside with some literally waiting in line over
40 plus hours just to get in. i guess the greatest show on earth considering there is no elton joel, billy john, jimi hendrix, the president's thousands upon thousands of pump supporters, i would say it's fair to compare his crowds to any of his radical socialist4 democrats want to go up against him in the next presidential election, like for. has he ever filled in arena, one time? obama did, i don't think joe has. only 600 people came to his first campaign rally. elizabeth warren did slightly better, she had a whopping 3,500 supporters, that showed up in her home state of massachusetts. meanwhile, the one time rising star of the democratic party, robert francis, beto, bozo o'rourke he amassed 20,000
people, roughly one 20th the size of the president's rally, look at your screen. the enthusiasm gap is massive but not everyone sees the handwriting on the wall. so-called journalists, so called and the ones who have been lying to you for two plus years and have pushed conspiracy theories and hoaxes and never thought donald trump would win, they use last nights rally to trash the president and his supporters and by the way as we start the show tonight, i start with a thank you -- because we had well over 5 million people just tune into this one hour, never mind tucker's hour, never mind the other cable channels. never mind the other media outlets, very impressive showing by the president last night. we aren't to the media, we are more than smelly people who like walmart who cling to our guns, god, bibles, religion, we aren't irredeemable deplorables although some people think so
>> sean: i have a message for the conspiracy theorists on fake news nbc, the conspiracy network, the americans who showed up last night in flip-flops and cargo shorts, they will be the people who choose the next president. they are the ones who were right in 2016 and all of you were wrong. i suggest you go back and watch yourself on election day and i know the exit polls show that donald trump didn't win and you all started your coverage giddy and happy and uplifted and you thought you had it in the bag. then all of a sudden north carolina came around in wisconsin came around in michigan came around and pennsylvania came around in ohio came around and yeah, florida came around and what happened? it didn't work out the way you wanted and you could see the depression set in in the media mob, an amazing night. the forgotten men and women in this country, the one that suffered the most under biden-obama, the people who make this country great every day. i didn't buy into your lies,
your conspiracy theories and your hopes up the last two years in the president has been setting records as it relates to the economy and jobs and everything else, they have turned off the nightly victory all on fake news cnn and msnbc, they have had enough of all of your disgusting hitler comparisons too. jeff zucker, you run fake news cnn. your ratings are in the tank. i know jimmy acosta is begging to be on my show. his book was 550 on amazon today. you can barely break a million any hour during the day, we had over 5 million last night -- nobody is watching. you let your "journalist" don lemon say this on your network last night? you should be ashamed of yourself, take a look. >> think about the despicable people we've had in history, i'm going to use an experiment ext, think about hitler or any of those people. if you can look back on history,
would you say i'm so glad that person was allowed a platform so they could spread their hate and propaganda and lies? would you say it probably wasn't the right thing to do to spread that? you knew in the moment that was a bad person and they were doing bad things. not only were they hurting people, they were killing peopl people. >> the example matters and that's a very extreme example. >> sean: what really happened was this. when the president was 6 minutes into the speech last night, said all of those fake news people in the back in the crowd started chanting again -- screaming -- telling the truth about fake news cnn, that cnn sucks, cnn couldn't take the criticism and they turned it off. don lemon and jeff sucker you need to pick up a history book every now and then from prison reform to tax cuts to promises made and kept, constitutional justices to the right to try, to
ending burdensome regulation, to energy independence to killing that stupid iranian deal, to recognizing israel and jerusalem as the capital and the golan heights as israel's territory, president trump is committed to preserving the freedom of all americans. in case you haven't noticed because every second every hour of every day you're focused on hating the president, which is true, maybe you would have noticed that obama-biden had 13 million more americans on food stamps, 8 million more in poverty, the worst recovery since the 40s, the lowest labor participation rate since the 70s, lowest homeownership rate and 51 years, they took on more debt than all 43 presidents before them combined and never hit 3% of gdp in their eight years. now we have a record low unemployment for african-americans, asian-americans, hispanic-americans, women in the workplace and youth unemployment
is literally at a 50 year low. that means kids instead of trouble, they get summer job like knee. i was incorrigible. peace and prosperity are on the rise, we are energy independent for the first time in 75 years. the president's approval rating, i don't think he rates like most politicians, i don't think you can pull donald trump. that's not all, for the first time in many decades, if you would stop with your rage and psychosis and obsession and hating the president, the trump administration is taking major steps to hold our massive government bureaucracy accountable. his attorney general bill barr, a story that you missed. the biggest abuse of power in american history, corruption on a level that is so bad that if we don't stop it we'll lose this great democratic republic but so many bled and died before. the corrupt 1% of 82 tiered
justice system in this country, they are finally getting the attention they deserve. unfortunately you are all wrong, this program got it right and thankfully we had an ensemble team, i can't mention -- jeanine pirro, greg carter, joseph digenova, i can't mention everybody. committed to peeling every layer of the deep state onion and tonight the hills of john solomon is back with another bombshell report. per month we have highlighted christopher steele's dirty dossier, russian lies by hillary clinton, according to solomon it was not the only fraudulent document used against a trump campaign associates. in 2017 the fbi pushed something called the black cash ledger to obtain multiple warrants on this case paul manafort. i think they want paul manafort to die of jail, first isolation, now they want to put him in rikers. then they want to give him state charges and charge them all over again which i believe is double
jeopardy and i've always known that mueller and his team of weissmann the pitbull and gd ray the former clinton attorney were bad people -- the black cash ledger which these other news networks was full of a lot of -- the feds were warned repeatedly the document could be trusted and likely was a fake. ukraine's top prosecutor says the document was not authenticated, should not be used in any way to break accusations against anybody, do you hear a peel in your ear? manafort received cash payments by all accounts are totally false. we'll have more of my monologue coming up, president trump is coming up right after but joining us with this breaking news, he is the vice president of the hill, investigative reporter john solomon, this is a big story. >> second piece of evidence we now know that the fbi used to justify the early trump investigation for which they were warned early on the
information was likely suspect and perhaps fake. this black ledger turned up in ukraine in 2016 and a very early on the fbi was repeatedly warned that the information didn't match the official records of paul manafort's records and yet a year later in 2017 when they began executing search warrants, the use of the ledger in the fbi affidavit to supporting probable cause saying this ledger exists, credible media reports talk about it, we think you should consider it as you give us the power to have a search warrant. i've talked to criminal defense lawyers, fbi supervisors, they reviewed all the evidence i did -- they were shocked to see the fbi used, people called it inexplicable the fbi. it's a second time we have seen the fbi proceeding with evidence for which they had not yet vetted properly. >> sean: i urge everyone to read this, it's on foxnews.com and my twitter account -- "fbi
warned early and often that manafort report might be faked." you couldn't find one republican, you're going to appoint hillary's attorney? you're going to investigate russia and not investigate the phony dossier? the president will be joining us in a minute, first reaction former speaker of the house. newt gingrich, mr. speaker, i see unfolding before our eyes and something you are familiar with and that is a choice election. but you brought republicans back to power for the first time in 40 years, i'll ask you. >> i thought the president's choice of keeping america great was close to perfect. on the other side, you have a group of left-wingers who want to keep america weak and i think the contrast for the average person by next summer -- and
this is my message to house republicans too. i think trump could win the kind of shattering election that makes it possible to take back the house, to increase our senate majority, and when you look at where the democrats are going, they are verging on crazy. look at their issue choices, let's have a big debate about whether or not we need reparations for slavery, let's have a big debate over whether or not it should be allowed to kill babies after they are born, let's have a debate about open borders, sanctuary cities and letting criminals out. the democrats are setting themselves up and i think the president intuits it and he knows it's there, he's a great campaigner and i thought his kickoff was just astounding. >> sean: mr. speaker, you've been through a lot of election cycles, you can see the 24 democrats. you can see the crowds the president draws everywhere he goes and he says he doesn't play guitar, he plays the piano.
what is the difference and compare it to the democrats that are running? >> it's a huge difference. donald j. trump ran for office to represent the average working american patriot who is sick and tired of their country being sold out, sick and tired of an arrogant bureaucracy which you just discussed, the whole notion of what the fbi was doing, it was exactly why the american people were upset. trump has proven he has great courage. he took it to them to have three years of getting beaten up every single day, he didn't back off 1 inch. he kept coming. i think the average, my guess is his potential now is somewhere between 55 and 60% when the election is over, between the economy more african-americans employed than ever before, more latinos employed, wages going
up, and the value choice between the anti-american left that we are seeing emerge every single day -- the things that aoc said the last few days about the notion that we somehow have concentration camps on the border. an absolute, total lie. i think the average american is going to look at that and say that's not a party i trust and president trump has proven i can trust him. >> sean: i would only interrupt you for one person, it would be me. thank you for being with us. joining us now is the president of the united states, president trump, good to have you back on the program. >> high, high, hi, sean. >> sean: you seem to really love what you did last night, why is this important to you? there is a phenomenon that people show up at your rallies,
we don't see the same thing at the democratic rallies, why is that in your view? >> there was tremendous energy in that room last night. and we have had a lot of energy in virtually every rally. it was a special energy, i announced we are going forward with the second term as you know but the level -- it was like being at a world championship college football game where the score was tied going into the last minute. it was the entire rally. it was an incredible scene and outside there was thousands of people. we were asking people not to show up we were saying please don't come because we had 121,000 people, there was 20-25000 people in the basketball court which was loaded up with great, loving, patriots. it was an electric evening.
>> sean: i want to ask you, i don't know if you saw the show on monday, i guess it was tuesday night -- no, it was monday. it looked like a tailgating party and people there, 40, 45 hours in the pouring rain before the event. i kind of regretted not going because i wanted to hang out with the people outside because they were having a blast. >> they are people that love our country and they love seeing what's happening. it was a tailgate party for the country. not for a team -- although it's a team when you think about it. it's a tailgate party for our country. the feeling was -- it was like love. but it's love for what we are all about, the things we stand for. it was a beautiful evening. even the enemies, we have a lot of people that don't like us so
much, you possibly have heard about that. >> sean: i might have read about that. >> the people said someone say they never seen anything like it. and it was pouring, they had a monsoon -- i don't think one person walked off line. they had a rain like you haven't seen. nobody left, they just sat there and stood there and some brought tents, they were there for two days waiting to get in, incredible evening. >> sean: i bought a painting from this guy in utah, his name is john mcnaughton and it was called the forgotten man. i have the original copy, i paid a lot of money for it and i bought it because it mattered to me. if you recall in 2015-2016 i told everybody with the biden-obama record was after eight years. i set at almost every day on radio and tv for a year, 13 million more americans on
food stamps, 8 million more in poverty, worst recovery since the 40s, lowest homeownership rate in 51 years, lowest labor participation rate since the 70s, more debt than 43 presence before combined and they never hit 1.3 1.3 gdp groh per year. you talked at length about record low unemployment, the best situation from 1969. i know the media talks about russia still after four investigations, they want a fifth. what does it mean to you that we now have 2 million more jobs available than people who are on unemployment? what does it mean to you? >> the media isn't talking about russia so much, the mueller report concluded on russia, there was no collusion. they were led to the conclusion by the great attorney general there was no obstruction, is the most ridiculous thing i've ever
heard. it's a hoax, a witch hunt, but a hoax, a whole thing. gregg jarrett said it very well when he named his book "the russian hoax." it's disgraceful and they are very upset now, it didn't turn out the way they thought. we had 18 angry democrats that hated trump and many of them contributed to hillary's campaign. it came out there was no collusion. i don't hear russia much anymore, they've given up on that one. they did something that is a disgrace. i will say if the other side had won, if hillary had one, you would instead of being up almost 50% since election, 5 million jobs plus, that's unthinkable. if i would've said we were going to create 5 million jobs in two and half years people would've said ridiculous. i would have been skewered by the press. all of the things that have been
done, nobody has seen it. we have the best and lowest unemployment rate for african-americans, for asians, for hispanics, nobody has ever seen numbers like this. we have the best numbers on living standards for african-americans. the best numbers we have ever had in history. so many things, one thing after another. if the other side would have won, we would have gone into a depression and we were headed that way. the rules and regulations, we've cut meaningful regulations, but it's got to be meaningful. it stymied our country, we weren't able to do anything. jobs numbers would've been a disaster. instead we have more people working today, almost 160 million people than have ever worked in the history of our country. that's a great number. the other side you would've had
a crash. >> sean: i come from blue-collar roots, ten years in the restaurant business, at 12 i was washing dishes by hand. ten years in the construction business, every job imaginable. i identify with the forgotten man and women and i think everybody in this job in the media are overpaid and most of them are lazy. when you think back on those statistics i gave you, 13 million, 8 million, those are real american citizens, real lives and now they are really doing better. i think one of the best things that is understated is we are for the first time in 75 years energy independent which means we don't have to go kissing the ass of countries that don't like us. we are a net exporter of energy and if russia remains hostile, we are produce them and we bring
their economy to its knees. >> we are now number one in the world and energy. it used to be saudi arabia, then russia, now it's number one and as soon come as soon as i get the pipelines in texas approved which i will do pretty quickly, it would've taken ten, 15 years. i'm going to have it done quickly. we could increase our production by 30 and 40% in terms of sale. that's what we have done in the last two and a half years has been great. we've had a lot of great people and they have worked hard. the great people of the people of the country, you look at what we have done, energy all over. all types of energy. lng, we are the hottest in the world, there's nobody close. it has been an honor, we freed it up but you would've had, i would've believed, you would've had a depression or very close at the other side won. >> sean: mr. president , devin nunes wrote a column, the
former ranking house member of the intel committee, warning the biden-obama administration about russian interference in the 2016 election, he laid it out perfectly in 2014. this all happened on their watch, all of it happened on their watch and my question to you is there really was some collusion, there was russian interference, we know that but we also had a bought and paid for russian dossier and we didn't look into that and the whole two plus years of mueller, and even "the new york times" suggesting it was likely russian misinformation from the get-go, the dossier. what are your thoughts about that? >> president trump: i think it's a disgrace, it turned out to be totally discredited. christopher steele was sued by somebody, a wealthy gentleman in
london. i hear what was revealed was incredible, a total phony deal. and yet they didn't look into any of that. one of the things that amazes me because it's so simple, when you get right down to it, the whole thing is very simple what happened. they were spying on my campaign, using agencies, intelligence agencies to do it. going after page and george papadopoulos, we will have to find out if they were listening on my calls, that would be the ultimate. if it happened we will probably find out. we have a great attorney general who was working very hard and we will see what happens. i like to stay uninvolved. a lot of things are going to come out. if they spied on my campaign and they may have, it will be one of the great revelations in history
of this country. i will tell you, it's going to be very interesting, i think we are going to find out. can you imagine if it were the other way around and i spied on president obama's campaign? can you imagine what the repercussions would be? or i spied on cricket hillary's campaign. can you imagine with the repercussions would be? >> sean: let me ask you specifically, i want to stay on this topic because i think the abuse of power is dangerous. you addressed it last night. your campaign was spied on. in october 2016, hillary's dossier, bought and paid for russian dossier paid for by her and the money she controlled that was funneled through a law firm that hired a research group that hired a foreign national -- we now know that bruce ohr testified behind closed doors that everyone was warned that christopher steele hated you, that hillary paid for it and it
was not verified. that was august of 2016. 14 days before jim comey signed the first phis application and i'm told it said the word verified on it. for he signed it he was warned by kathleen catholic of the state department who met with christopher steele. my question to you is you are spied on as a candidate during your transition, as president and then we had stephan help her spying on carter page, sam clovis, george papadopoulos, those are just ways we have already verified, is not in dispute any more. your campaign was spied on, your transition was spied on. jim comey three months after he signed the warrant verifying the bulk of information is true, he came to trump tower and told you it's salacious but unverified, the opposite of what he was telling the court. do you believe there was a
premeditated fraud committed against fisa court judges in these applications? >> president trump: again, people are looking into that. if you're asking my opinion i would say absolutely yes, it would seem to be yes. when you get peter strzok and lisa page, the two lovers who put out on the public waves, they had the insurance policy, we have been living through the insurance policy she was going to win but just in case she didn't win, we needed an insurance policy. that's to subvert government, what they did was unbelievable that they could do a thing like that. they reported to mccabe who i think is a terrible guy. and the fbi you have some of the finest people in the world and you know that and we sat all the time. i bet you if we took a vote, i would be so high in that pole, you wouldn't believe it. great people, i know so many. the top people were terrible,
leakers, they were liars, look at the leaking and the lying. comey admitted he leaked, the top of the fbi. he leaked and when you look at what went on, it's disgusting. the concept that they wanted insurance policy just in case she loses, we've lived through the insurance policy. the house committee which i understand today was in a very close confidential meeting with the wonderful hope hicks, she's a wonderful person, she has been through hell. they put this young woman through hell, she has had to pay for legal fees and everything else. i hear they were taking pictures of her, two congressmen in particular that i see on television all the time. i want to mention their names, we don't want to make them any more famous. they were taking pictures of her with their cell phone and licking the pictures of her testifying. this was in a closed room.
it's out of control. these people are absolutely -- they use the word, it's a good word, i guess -- unhinged. what has happened to the democrats and what has happened -- we could do legislation to lower drug prices substantially, easily. we could do the thing we need the most quickly is border security. we've done an incredible job but i have to do it myself. we can't get any votes from the democrats. infrastructure, we could do it so easily. they are so busy interviewing hope hicks and taking pictures of this incredible young woman and putting the pictures out to the press of her testifying. they aren't allowed to do that, it's probably illegal. it's a terrible thing going on. >> sean: sir, there have been four separate investigations, let remind you. the nine month fbi
investigation, the one that peter strzok said there's no there there, dissipate said we had nothing after nine months as it relates to collusion. and there was a house intel committee investigation, than a bipartisan senate committee, no collusion. the mueller report directly concluded no collusion, no conspiracy. i'm a talk show host and so i sometimes do straight news emma we do investigative reporting, sometimes sports and culture and i give a strong conservative opinions, we don't hide that fact. but i wanted you to declassify the 302, the phis application, declassify the gang of eight, declassify exculpatory information. you have done so but you gave it to the attorney general, why? >> i think he's a very honorable gentleman who wants to do the right thing.
he is allowed to under my agreement -- she's allowed to give it out to whoever he wants. i think other countries were involved. i think perhaps based on what i'm seeing, they don't want to get caught what they were doing in this country -- you know that very well. attorney general bill barr, he's got it totally, everything he can do in terms of opening it up and making it transparent as the politicians like to use that word, transparent. i'm the most transparent president in history. i left mueller have everything they wanted. 500 witnesses, interview our attorneys, interview whoever you want, i think 2,500 subpoenas. i didn't use presidential privilege because i didn't speak to russia, when i was winning is
wisconsin, when i was winning in michigan and pennsylvania and ohio and florida and all of these states, north carolina, the last person or group i ever thought of calling would be russia. it's a hoax, terrible hoax and that should never happen to another president. many of them would not be able to handle it, i don't care who they are. many of them would not be able to handle it. if you think joe biden could handle it? joe biden right now, he looks like he has some big problems. if can you imagine if this happened to joe biden? it would be good. it should never happen to another president what happened to me and it should never happen, nobody should ever allow this to go forward again. people have to learn there has to be a lesson taught. there has to be a lesson taught, it should never be allowed. it's so bad for our country. >> sean: mr. president, i have a question about this because
you didn't invoke executive privilege, you handed in 1.4 million documents, you encouraged your staff to cooperate with congress, to cooperate with mueller, i never liked mueller's team, i could not for the life of me understand how he hired andrew weissmann, the worst record of any lawyer i've ever seen. people like jeannie rae who was once clinton's lawyer on the clinton foundation. you gave written answers, you even let your white house counsel don mcgann testify for 30 hours. i was shocked, why would you allow that? >> i let everybody testify, i wanted to be totally open because i knew there was nothing there. there was nothing there, nothing at all. bob mueller was conflicted because he wanted to be the head of the fbi, the director again. he was already there for 10 or 12 years but he wanted to be and i didn't allow that, i said no. i said it respectfully.
we had a business dispute in private life when he was out of the fbi. we had a commercial business dispute. think of this, he supposed to be ruling on you. it was a business dispute and it was a nasty dispute, not the biggest one i've ever been in to be honest with you but we had a real business dispute. you look at that, that's a total conflict of interest, how can someone with whom you have a dispute be ruling? and his best friend close to what is comey and he played a big part of this. because mccabe into anything without comey. he was totally dominated by comey, andrew mccabe was a bad guy. he did nothing without calling comey. there is an expression, he wouldn't go to the bathroom without getting comey's approval. so comey is in and brandon, you take a look at brennan, the
horrible rhetoric, the horrible words he used. >> sean: he accused you of treason. >> president trump: and then he said i guess i was misinformed. he was making all these predictions and then when they said no collusion in the mueller report -- which is amazing, they had 18 people that were hillary clinton people, i think all of them were anti-trump people in one form or another but many of these people, they gave to clinton's campaign, one or two of them were at including weissmann were at the event which turned out to be her wake -- it was a funeral. it was supposed to be a party at the convention center in new york. >> sean: he was at the victory party. >> president trump: i saw the same scene as you did to. bob mueller was great friends with comey, right there there's a conflict. and we had a business dispute. i told you a long time ago, how
could he be doing this? despite that, let him do it. i had nothing to do -- they know that, i had nothing to do with russia, i love our country. by doing this, i've sacrificed a lot. i had a simple life, a great company, everything was great. i've made a tremendous difference. so many people come up to me and they say thank you for saving our country. and i used to take it with a grain of salt but they said and they mean it. the other day i was the commencement speaker at the air force academy, incredible young people and i handed out a thousand diplomas to the senior class there it is a lot of shaking hands and saluting -- it was a couple of hours but it was great. so many young, beautiful people, young people, the beginning of an incredible life, they came up
she did nothing wrong. now they have to start paying for lawyers again? that's a do over because the report was terrible for them. you're not allowed to do overs. >> sean: this will be the fifth investigation and you are right, those washington lawyers are expensive. i have had to hire a few of them in my day. one good question i want answered isn't it italy, great britain, australia, with a outsourced intelligence gathering by high-ranking people -- not rank-and-file -- to spy on american citizens and circumvent american laws? it will be a big question. >> president trump: and ukraine, take a look at ukraine. how come the fbi didn't take the server, john podesta told him to get out. how come the fbi didn't take the server from the dnc? think about that one.
>> sean: there are 20 some candidates, i want to get your general thoughts on all of them and is there anyone in particular you prefer to run against, do you care at all? >> president trump: we have to see how it plays out. i look at some of them, i don't see george washington, i don't see churchill, i don't see anybody in particular that i worry about. i think honestly, however it is, it is. >> sean: i don't see george washington either. >> president trump: you see the polls who came out today, we had legitimate polls that came out today, not the polls the media makes up. i'm fighting the democrats in the media together. and you know that better than almost anybody. the people know that. i'm fighting the democrat party and i'm fighting the media, they are partners.
that's why they don't go after hillary clinton with her emails -- anybody else would be in jail for what she did come of the emails, to delete 33,000 emails after -- not before -- after you get a subpoena from congress, you delete everything so people never got to see them. the media and the democrats -- not all of it but a big portion of it, they are a partnership. that's disgraceful. i'm fighting the partnership. fighting the media is much tougher than fighting the democrats if you want to know the truth. >> sean: i call them the media mob. i say it every second, every minute, every hour of every day and they all lied and they all fell for the hoax in the conspiracy theory and they are trying to revisit it. >> president trump: they didn't fall for the hoax, they know it's a hoax, these are very
smart people. they know it's a hoax. and they right about it anyway. i watch when i have to to get ammunition, you have to know where the other side is coming from. i watch every once in a while, i will turn to msnbc and i'll see what they say. i know most of the people and it's a fraud. they go back and they meet and what can we make up? everyone used the word manufactured and every newscast had the word manufactured but it's not a word associated with what they were talking about. they were talking about something being manufactured. every newscast started with "manufactured." they come up with a word they put it out. it's a disgraceful situation. here's the good news: , we are president, we've done it, we're going to do it again.
no one has seen crowds like that, no one has seen the spirit and the energy, it has been incredible. i said republicans have far more energy -- you hear about the energy on the democrat side, they don't have energy, they are all fighting with each other. republicans have far more energy than the democrats, i believe that. >> sean: a few of these republicans could use a spine transplant in my view. >> president trump: i agree but we have some great ones
too. but you are right, there are some -- nancy pelosi hands out subpoenas like they are cookies. paul ryan, nice guy but i will tell you when jim, mark meadows, devon, all these people, they are great people when they went to paul ryan to get a subpoena because they found the same things that we are talking about, paul would say let's take it easy, let's come back in a
week, let's see if we still think -- let's do this, it was impossible. you can get a subpoena. she hands out subpoenas like
they are cookies. it's a big difference. they fight a dirty or fight, the democrats by the dirty or fight, it's too bad. >> sean: the democrat debates begin next week, they're supporting this new green deal, they want to get rid of the lifeblood of our economy, oil and gas. everything is going to be free. they are talking about a 70% top marginal tax rate for individuals, 90% top marginal rate for businesses and a wealth tax on top of that. and when you die you have to pay a tax. and everything is free. they all seem to support some version of it and medicare for all. you can't buy private insurance according to kamala harris, how did obamacare work out for everybody? what is your reaction to this
agenda? >> president trump: with obamacare we took out the individual mandate which is the worst part. obamacare is a disaster and we managed really well. we've really done a great job. it's incredible the way they handled obamacare. i got rid of the individual mandate which was the worst thing in obamacare. you pay for the privilege of not having to pay for insurance, bad health care. it's one of those things. i think when i meet somebody who even doesn't like me, let's say it's a business person and they are to trump fans, they say you have no choice come you can't vote for anybody else because they want to turn this country over two -- we will be a venezuela, it will take ten years or 15 years but if the wrong person got in, i've turned it around. i've gotten rid of these rules and regulations that stifled everything.
i approved the keystone pipeline, i approved numerous other pipelines. they are environmentally good as opposed to trains running across the plains -- i approved so many different things that are actually good to. a report came out, our water and our air today is cleaner than it ever was. because in many respects, we are great environmentalists. i'm an environmentalist! a different kind, a real environmentalist. our water is crystal clean, our air, it's the best that ever was. >> sean: we all need to be good stewards of the greatest country god gave man. are you really going to live tweet these democratic debates? >> president trump: i wasn't going to but i read about in "the wall street journal," it's fake news. i wasn't thinking about it, maybe i will now. might as well make them right. >> sean: i am a "yes," i think
it would be a great idea. >> president trump: they wrote about it as though it was fact, i never even thought about it but maybe i'll do it. instead of fake news, i will make them correct news and that's okay. >> sean: i think it would be a good idea, very interesting. i see that you promised ice next week will begin the process of removing millions of people that didn't respect our laws, borders, sovereignty, 90% of the heroin in this country comes across our southern border. fentanyl, we are losing 300 people a week. my question to you as there are some people who asked about you and they will say you've known him for over two decades, i've known you a long time. you said he would be conservative and you are right and we didn't believe you and you are pro-life and conservative justices and tax cuts and the regulation, energy independence, all things i believed in 30 years in media.
now you're fighting for the border wall and people say maybe donald trump should maybe tweet a little less and not fight so much on the personal level but yet take the fight against china, against mexico, you are standing alone saying you hit them with tariffs if they didn't stop these migrations from happening. my question to you is how do you respond to that? people want you to turn off the switch, you fight for the borders, you fight for your agenda but they don't want you to fight on twitter. >> president trump: i don't use the word twitter, i say social media. if i don't use social media come outside of you and a few other great people, i call them patriots. you're not really patriots as much is you want ratings. you give me great ratings, last night you have tremendous -- i heard the speech. that was an easy night, you and tucker and everyone else said let's do it and you did it. it was a great evening.
i view it as a social media, a way of getting the word out. when you have the lies and the frauds committed by the other networks, many of the other networks, you look at what's going on, it's disgraceful. this way i get the word out and i'm getting it out strongly. i have hundreds of millions of people that see this, plus as soon as i do it tweet it gets broadcast even in the places you would least expect it because they are desperate for news. it's really a way of getting the truth out because the media has gone loco, they have lost all control. they don't even call a perfect check. i remember ten years ago, 15 years ago -- i actually used to get great press. before i decide to become a politician and one on the conservative basis because that's what it is. that's what we are doing so well at.
probably doing better right now in our economy, wages are up, haven't gone up in years, in decades. wages are up over 3%, the things that have happened in jobs, unemployment, the amount of people working, companies are pouring back into our country from japan. they're coming back from china because i put the tariffs on. they are coming back into this country, the way i get the word out is through social media. i don't know that i would've been successful if i didn't have it. there was a fantastic woman in the front who said please keep tweeting, it matters. i think it does matter. i don't do it because i enjoy it, i do it because when someone says an outright lie on msnbc or cnn, both of whom are really suffering in the ratings which is really interesting -- it's
incredible. they have lost credibility. when they put out lies, i can counteract those lies and have many more followers than they do. >> sean: let me ask you, you said you were going to begin the process of removing millions of illegal immigrants. i want to get to the status of the border wall. there has been miles repaired and miles built. is it going to be finished with your first term? they weren't able to override your veto and you were able to reallocate funds. spacex the democrats are doing everything possible to stop the wall. they lost a big lawsuit last week, i won a big lawsuit against nancy pelosi in the house. the house brought a lawsuit, nancy pelosi brought a lawsuit. and we won the lawsuit as you probably read. we have four other lawsuits against us, all semirelated and related to each other.
we are building a tremendous wall right now, we are renovating vast areas of wall that collapsed but it's good if you renovate can you save a lot of money by renovating it. we are taking down the wall and putting up new wall, some areas you can't renovate. we will have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year which is very quick. we have three sections being built right now, we are building them in sections in different areas in different states. new mexico has a tremendous problem with people pouring across new mexico i'm hearing because of this, new mexico is in play for me and the republicans. it's horrible what's happening. we have sections that started and are about to start in new mexico. we just finished san diego, they are so happy. the mayor is in my office, a great guy. he came up to thank me for having done the wall because has
made such a difference. he says it's like day and night. people are flowing across and now nobody can come in. we are able to redesign the wall where it's stronger, bigger, higher, at actually got a little bit higher if you remember that. it cost less money. we are doing really well with the wall and it's a very important element and we are doing well overall. we are going to start removing all of these people who came in because the democrats will not under any circumstances, they won't fix asylum -- asylum is a big problem. we could fix it in 15 minutes and they won't get rid of the loopholes because they want us to fail. it's more important that we failed in the country succeed. you have drugs in all the other things. what we are doing is as the people come up and as we get the necessary paperwork, we are moving people out of the innards
of the country and we are bringing them back. the countries that see this and they see it happening, it is already started on a much heavier fashion next week. it's sending a signal that you make it then but you're not getting in for long and you are going out. the other thing finally is mexico for the first time ever, in many, many decades, they are respecting us. we had a big fight and it worked out great. 6,000 soldiers on the southern border come on their southern border. stopping people from coming in. they have been really stepping it up. i was going to put tariffs on if they didn't. if they didn't i would've put tariffs on. they have been doing a really good job and people on the border will tell you the traffic has really dropped down. a lot of good things are happening. but if the democrats would meet
for 20 minutes, 15 minutes, it used to be 45 -- it's a very short meeting. we could solve the border problem but they don't want to do that because they think it's bad politically. i think what is bad, what is really bad as what they are doing, i think it's terrible. people come in, it's a crime, as drugs, we can stop it also fast but we are going to stop it anyway even if we don't have the democrats. >> sean: i say nancy pelosi is speaker in name -- congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez is the biggest star, she got to joe biden to come up with a new green new deal plan. what are your thoughts on her and congresswoman ilhan omar in the position that nancy pelosi is in. >> president trump: i think nancy pelosi probably has control of it, i hear different things but i think she does. she knows what she's doing. we will see how it all comes ou
out. we have the usmca, the mexico and canada trade deal which is a phenomenal deal for our country and it's good for them too. it's a phenomenal deal for our farmers and manufacturers and even unions. everyone wants it, the democrats could do that in a bipartisan way. mexico approved it today, you probably heard they just approved it. we're just waiting to see whether or not they will put that up for a vote. can you imagine if they did? it will be a very bipartisan approval. nancy and all of the folks in the house they have to put it up for a boat and they will vote, great for the farmers, everyone wants them to do it. we will see, again -- do they want to do what's right for the party? they can take credit for that bill, make it bipartisan we will all vote for it. canada is approving it, mexico is approving it, a very big dea deal.
it means hundreds of billions of dollars to our country and thousands and thousands of jobs. it replaces nafta, one of the worst trade deals ever made. >> sean: let me ask you about foreign policy, you made promises to israel, jerusalem is now. you recognize goal the golan h, you promised to get us out of the irani and dale, i don't think you're going to drop $150 billion in cash and other currency on the tarmac of mullahs who chant death to america -- i worry about iranian hegemony and proxy wars and terror, i worry about their alliance with vladimir putin and i'm not sure where china shakes out in all of this as you look at the geopolitical workup, iran, russia, china, tell me your concerns. spacex don't worry about a thing, everything is under control. you are right, we did that for
israel, as you know every president said you got to move the embassy to jerusalem, it becomes the capital of israel, every president said we are going to do it, none of them did it, i did it. the golan heights, for 50 years they talked about the golan heights, i did it. i understand, this led people begging you not to do it for other countries, heads of countries but all presidents said they were going to do golan heights, they were going to do jerusalem, they didn't do it and terminated one of the worst deals ever made, the iran deal that was made by president obama, paid 150 billion, 1.8 billion in cas cash. iran is a much different country. i will tell you much different today than when i took over. when i took over it look like there was no stopping them. >> sean: can you say they will never get nukes? >> president trump: if i were you, don't worry about a thing.
>> sean: what about putin and china? >> president trump: they were forced together by president obama, you never like to see that what they were forced together by his attitude and what they did. when i got here, they were getting very close. we are doing things that nobody will be able to compete with. second of all, we will have a good relationship with russia and we will have a good relationship with china, they are powerful nations and we are a very powerful nation. i've rebuilt our military, $716 billion last year, it was depleted. they had plans that were so old, they couldn't fly. our military is almost completed in terms of being rebuilt. we are doing missile
do we announce it or do we not announce it? we have tremendous -- the levels of sophistication like you've never seen. with all of that being said, i want to get along with russia, and i think we will. i want to get along with china, and i think we will. i'm eating actually both of them next week in japan. the united states gets along -- the russian witch hunter really hurt us in terms of our relationship with russia. in terms of relationship with a lot of people, but we have very good relationships with countries, and sometimes countries you wouldn't think so, because i've said, you have to pay for nato, the united states is paying for nato. you have a lot of countries that were delinquent in their payments to nato. i got them to pay over hundreds of billions of dollars toward nato, but i think we are going to get along with a lot of countries, but those two in particular,