Trump explodes at Reuters reporter asking about Ukraine


TO OUR COUNTRY AGAIN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: CAN YOU MAKE CLEAR RIGHT HERE WHAT DO YOU OR WHAT DID YOU WANT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO WITH REGARD TO JOE AND HUNTER BIDEN?>>President Trump: YOU LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID. HE BROUGHT IT UP. I THINK HE BROUGHT UP THE NAME RUDY GIULIANI. WHAT I WANT IS THE FOLLOWING AND I HAVE SAID THIS LOUD AND CLEAR. WE HAVE OUR INVESTORS HERE. WE HAVE MIKE PENCE HERE. WHY ARE WE THE ONLY ONES THEY GIVE THE BIG MONEY TO THE UKRAINE? WE GIVE MONEY TO UKRAINE AND IT’S BOTHERED ME FROM DAY ONE AND YOU HAVE PLENTY OF PEOPLE HERE. I SAY HOW COME IT’S SO EASY. UNITED STATES GETS RIPPED. FRANKLY UKRAINE, WE WANT TO HELP THEM. I DO LIKE THE NEW PRESIDENT. YOU KNOW WHY I LIKE HIM? HE WAS HONEST. HE SAID THERE IS NO PRESSURE AT ALL EXERTED ON ME, MEANING HIM, BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. BY THE WAY, THAT ONE SENTENCE SHOULD STOP THIS BUT HE SAID THERE WAS NO PRESSURE EXERTED. YOU DON’T HAVE TO ASK HIM. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ THE TRANSCRIPT. READ THE TELEPHONE CALL. WHILE I WAS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH HIS NUMBER ONE, UKRAINE — BEFORE HIM, TREMENDOUS CORRUPTION. TREMENDOUS. MORE THAN JUST ABOUT ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. IN FACT, THEY ARE RATED ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD. I DON’T LIKE GIVING MONEY TO A COUNTRY THAT’S THAT CORRUPT. NUMBER TWO, –>>YOU DON’T LIKE GIVING MONEY.>>President Trump: EXCUSE ME. I SAID THE FOLLOWING LOUD AND CLEAR TO EVERYBODY. ROB PORTMAN BACKED ME UP AND THERE IS NOBODY MORE HONORABLE THAN ROB PORTMAN OF OHIO BECAUSE HE CALLED UP, PLEASE LET THE MONEY GO. I SAID ROB, I HATE BEING THE COUNTRY THAT’S ALWAYS GIVING MONEY WHEN UKRAINE HELPS EUROPE AND THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, FAR MORE THAN THEY HELP US. THEY ARE LIKE A WALL BETWEEN RUSSIA AND EUROPE. THEY ARE LIKE A WALL. THEY ARE BIG WIDE BEAUTIFUL WALL. HE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S IMPORTANT. THIS WAS MY ONLY REASON. I DON’T LIKE BEING THE SUCKER COUNTRY. WE WERE THE SUCKER COUNTRY FOR YEARS AND YEARS. WE ARE NOT THE SUCKER COUNTRY ANYMORE. I GAVE THE MONEY BECAUSE ROB PORTMAN AND OTHERS CALLED ME AND ASKED ME. BUT I DON’T LIKE TO BE THE SOCCER AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE HELP FAR MORE THAN WE ARE, AND THOSE COUNTRIES SHOULD PAY MORE TO HELP UKRAINE.>>THANK YOU, SIR.>>Reporter: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BIDEN?>>President Trump: BIDEN AND HIS SON ARE STONE COLD CROOKED AND YOU KNOW IT. HIS SON WALKS OUT WITH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THE KID KNOWS NOTHING. YOU KNOW IT AND SO TO BE. GO AHEAD.>>Reporter: WHAT DID YOU WANT PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO DO ABOUT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND HIS SON, HUNTER?>>President Trump: ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?>>Reporter: IT WAS A FOLLOW-UP.>>President Trump: WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND. ASK HIM A QUESTION.>>Reporter: I HAVE ONE FOR HIM. I WANTED TO FOLLOW-UP ON THE ONE I ASKED YOU.>>President Trump: DID YOU HEAR ME? ASKING THE QUESTION. I’VE GIVEN YOU A LONG ANSWER. DON’T BE RUDE.>>Reporter: NO, SIR. I DON’T WANT TO BE RUDE.>>President Trump: I’VE ANSWERED EVERYTHING. IT’S A WHOLE WHOLE CASINO WAS PLAYING INTO THE HOAX, PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY AND THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANI THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANY THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANI THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANN THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANM THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANN THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANY THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANC THAT WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ANS THE CORRUPT MEDIA BECAUSE YOU’RE CORRUPT. MUCH OF THE MEDIA IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT JUST FAKE. IT’S CORRUPT. YOU HAVE SOME VERY FINE PEOPLE TOO. GREAT JOURNALISTS, GREAT REPORTERS. TO A LARGE EXTENT IT’S CORRUPT AND IT’S FAKE. ASK THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND A QUESTION PLEASE.>>Reporter: OKAY, I’LL MOVE ON. MR. PRESIDENT, IN YOUR OPENING REMARKS, YOU SAID TO PRESIDENT TRUMP YOU HAD DENTIST MUSEUMS TODAY AND THAT YOU RESPECTED THE U.S. DEMOCRACY ENCOURAGED HIM TO CONTINUE IT. ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT’S NOT HAPPENING? MY SECOND QUESTION IS THE WTO RULED TODAY IN FAVOR OF THE UNITED STATES SAYING THAT THE UNITED STATES CAN NOW IMPOSE TARIFFS ON EUROPEAN GOODS BECAUSE OF LEGAL SUBSIDIES AGAINST AIRBUS.>>President Trump: IT WAS A BIG WON FOR THE UNITED STATES. WERE HAVING A LOT OF WINDS OF THE WTO. THE WINDSOR NOW BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE — ALL OF THOSE COUNTRIES WERE RIPPING OFF THE UNITED STATES FOR MANY YEARS AND THEY KNOW I’M WISE TO IT. WE’VE HAD A LOT OF WINDS. A $7 BILLION WIN. NOT BAD.>>Reporter: THE QUESTION, SIR, ARE YOU CONCERNED THE PRESIDENT WILL IMPOSE THOSE TARIFFS AND THE EFFECT IT MAY HAVE ON THE ECONOMY.>>FIRST OF ALL, TO RETURN TO YOUR DEMOCRACY. I WANT TO TELL THAT I’M IMPRESSED. WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE GAINED DURING THESE DECADES. A VERY IMPRESSIVE DEMOCRACY. KEEP IT GOING ON. TO WTO, I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT TO MULTILATERALISM AND TO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. WTO HAS GIVEN THE DECISION WHICH IS QUITE TOUGH WITH EUROPE. THE WTO HAS SAID ITS OPINION AND THAT’S THAT.>>President Trump: I JUST WANT TO FINISH BY SAYING IT’S AN HONOR TO BE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND. HE’S DONE A VERY FANTASTIC JOB, POPULAR, BELOVED IN FINLAND. THE WTO HAS BEEN MUCH BETTER TO US SINCE I’VE BEEN PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THEY CAN’T GET AWAY WITH WHAT THEY’VE BEEN GETTING AWAY WITH FOR SO MANY YEARS WHICH IS RIPPING OFF THE UNITED STATES AND PLEASE REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT’S LAST REMARKS. THAT WE ARE GREAT DEMOCRACY. WE ARE — THE UNITED STATES IS A GREAT DEMOCRACY. I AM AIRING WHAT I’M AIRING BECAUSE WE ARE IN FACT A DEMOCRACY. IF THE PRESS OR STRAIGHT AND HONEST AND FORTHRIGHT AND TOUGH, WE WOULD BE A FAR GREATER NATIO

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