The transcript of the entire thing was launched Wednesday morning. I went via it and pulled out the, uh, greatest(?) traces. They’re under.
1. “This group will get greater and greater. This can be a massive group by any customary. That is just like the Academy Awards was once earlier than they went political.”
Trump is speaking right here in regards to the variety of reporters ready for him and desirous to ask questions. And sure, in fact, he a) notices and b) cares. For all his rhetoric in regards to the “pretend information,” no president has ever cared extra in regards to the media and the way it covers him than this one. Oh, additionally, FYI: The Academy Awards are nonetheless good! And away we go!
2. “We’ll have completely no drawback on the border. We’ll clear it up in a short time.”
Properly, I am glad! What’s subsequent?
3. “I imply, look, Joe by no means bought greater than 1%, besides Obama took him off the trash heap, and now it appears to be like like he is failing.”
4. “I’ve to let you know, he is a distinct man. He appears to be like totally different than he used to. He acts totally different than he used to. He is even slower than he was once.”
5. “My ballot numbers are nice.”
6. “The crime was by the Democrats, of us. They’ve dedicated, for my part, many crimes.”
In any regular presidency, this is able to be a information story for per week. The President of america accusing the opposition get together of committing “many crimes”!??! With out proof, besides! However as a result of Trump says issues like this — once more, with zero proof — on a regular basis, it barely causes a ripple.
7. “My ballot numbers have been very, superb.”
8. “I feel [Biden is] the weakest, mentally. And I like operating in opposition to individuals which can be weak, mentally.”
9. “The farmers are my greatest pal.”
10. “No one has handled the farmers higher than Donald Trump.”
No one makes use of third particular person greater than Donald Trump. Belief Chris Cillizza on this one.
11. “However here is the settlement. It is a quite simple settlement. That is one web page. That is one web page of a really lengthy and superb settlement for each Mexico and america.”
12. “So, Mexico, we’re getting together with them nice.”
13. “I simply provide you with my phrase inside right here. And I’d like to do it. However you’ll freeze-action it. You’ll cease it. You’ll analyze it. Each single letter you may see.”
Trump is speaking in regards to the single sheet of folded paper once more. You recognize the “quite simple” but in addition “very lengthy” and did I point out secret a part of the Mexico commerce deal that Mexico says does not exist.
14. “They’re responsible of many crimes. Many, many crimes — what they’ve finished. They’re responsible of many, many crimes.”
15. “So proper right here is the settlement. It is quite simple. It is proper right here. And in right here is every part you wish to discuss. Accomplished. It is finished. It is finished. It is all finished.”
16. “Joe Biden thought that China was not a competitor of ours.”
17. “[Nancy Pelosi] made a horrible assertion whereas I used to be with the Queen of England, whereas I used to be with — whereas I used to be with the President of France. And you are not supposed to try this. OK?”
18. “Corporations are leaving China proper now they usually’re coming right here as a result of they do not wish to pay the tariffs. And they are going to different international locations.”
19. “I’ve created one thing — what we have finished within the final two and a half years, we have picked up $14 trillion in internet value of america.”
20. “I received Iowa by loads the final time. Often a Republican wouldn’t win it by that a lot.”
That is true! Trump received Iowa by 9 factors in 2016. Republicans hadn’t received the state on the presidential degree previous to that since 2004 when George W. Bush eked out a win over John Kerry by .6 share factors.
21. “I’ve an incredible relationship with the farmers. I’ve an incredible relationship with all people.”
So, are the farmers nonetheless your greatest pal? Or is that this “all people” the brand new factor?
22. “Iowa, I feel, goes to be one thing that we win very simply.”
23. “I noticed a pretend ballot — a suppression ballot in Pennsylvania. I even noticed one in Texas. They’re suppression.”
What Trump is suggesting right here is that polling that reveals him operating behind in locations like Pennsylvania in Texas are made up in an effort to maintain his supporters from turning out. That is not true, in fact. It additionally makes zero logical sense because the election is 17 months away.
24. “We will win Texas by loads. We will win Iowa by loads. We will win, I’d say, each — Pennsylvania, I feel we’ll do very effectively.”
25. “I simply obtained an exquisite letter from Kim Jong Un, and I feel the connection may be very effectively.”
26. “However I simply obtained an exquisite letter from Kim Jong Un. I am unable to present you the letter, clearly, but it surely was a really private, very heat, very good letter.”
Me in eighth grade: “I DO SO have a girlfriend. She’s a mannequin and he or she completely loves me. You’ll be able to’t meet her. She lives in Montana. She writes me on daily basis. However the letters are personal.”
27. “I feel North Korea has super potential.”
Trump on North Korea: Large upside. Very rangy. Performs past its years. Good teammate.
28. “Quiet. Quiet. Quiet.”
Simply the President shouting down a reporter who’s making an attempt to ask a query! Nothing to see right here of us! All A-OK!
29. “So we get 90% of our medicine coming in via the southern border, which I feel everybody just about agrees too.”
30. “And once more, the letter he despatched was an exquisite letter. It was a really heat letter.”
If we’re speaking about heat and delightful letters, this one is true on the prime. Many individuals are saying it. Bigly.
31. “So Iran has bought loads of issues, and I would like to assist them with these issues. We’ll see what occurs.”