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Trump's Remarks in Press Briefing; July 21, 2020

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REMARKS

Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing
HEALTHCARE

Issued on: July 21, 2020

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

5:10 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, and good afternoon. Today, I want to provide an update on our response to the China virus and what my administration is doing to get the outbreak in the Sun Belt under control. It seems largely in Sun Belt but could be spreading.

My team is also working night and day with Capitol Hill to advance the next economic relief package. We’re working very hard on it. We’re making a lot of progress. I also know that both sides want to get it done. We’ll call it “phase four.” I think we’re going to get it done. We’ll protect our workers, our schools, and our families, and protect them very strongly.

{snip}

And I’ll take a few questions if you’d like.

{snip}

Q Why aren’t your doctors not with you here today? Where’s Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, Dr. Birx is right outside.

Yes, please.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. I have got two questions for you, if that’s all right. Number one, I just wanted to know, in November, do you want the American people to judge you —

THE PRESIDENT: Could you speak up, please?

Q Do you want the American people to judge you on the ballot in November by how you’ve handled this pandemic so far?

THE PRESIDENT: This, among other things. I think the American people will judge us on this, but they’ll judge us on the economy that I created and that already we’re creating. We’re setting record job numbers, as you know. I think we’re going to have a very strong year next year. I think we’re going to have a very strong third quarter, a very good fourth quarter. But I think next year is going to be a record year, and I think they’re going to judge me on that.

I think they’re going to judge me on the tax cutting and the regulation cutting, which nobody has ever done to the extent that we’ve been able to do it.

On rebuilding the military, on how we’ve handled the VA: On the VA, we got Veterans Choice. Nobody thought that would be possible. That’s been many decades. They’ve been trying to get Veterans Choice. It’s called “Choice,” where they can go get a doctor if they have to wait on line for two weeks or five weeks or two days. And frankly, that’s been a great thing. Veterans Accountability — I think they’ll judge me on that. They’ll judge me on all of the things we’ve done.

I don’t think — and I think we can say this with surety, and it’s never ever been even challenged. In three and a half years, the first three and a half years — the first years of a presidency — I don’t think any administration, any President has accomplished so much as we’ve accomplished, Q Why aren’t your doctors not with you here today? Where’s Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, Dr. Birx is right outside.

Yes, please.

Q Thank you, Mr. President. I have got two questions for you, if that’s all right. Number one, I just wanted to know, in November, do you want the American people to judge you —

THE PRESIDENT: Could you speak up, please?

Q Do you want the American people to judge you on the ballot in November by how you’ve handled this pandemic so far?

THE PRESIDENT: This, among other things. I think the American people will judge us on this, but they’ll judge us on the economy that I created and that already we’re creating. We’re setting record job numbers, as you know. I think we’re going to have a very strong year next year. I think we’re going to have a very strong third quarter, a very good fourth quarter. But I think next year is going to be a record year, and I think they’re going to judge me on that.

I think they’re going to judge me on the tax cutting and the regulation cutting, which nobody has ever done to the extent that we’ve been able to do it.

On rebuilding the military, on how we’ve handled the VA: On the VA, we got Veterans Choice. Nobody thought that would be possible. That’s been many decades. They’ve been trying to get Veterans Choice. It’s called “Choice,” where they can go get a doctor if they have to wait on line for two weeks or five weeks or two days. And frankly, that’s been a great thing. Veterans Accountability — I think they’ll judge me on that. They’ll judge me on all of the things we’ve done.

I don’t think — and I think we can say this with surety, and it’s never ever been even challenged. In three and a half years, the first three and a half years — the first years of a presidency — I don’t think any administration, any President has accomplished so much as we’ve accomplished, from energy to health to so many other things.

And then this came in, and the plague — I call it the “plague” — the plague came in. A terrible thing. Should’ve been stopped. Wasn’t stopped. It came in. We had to shut things down to save potentially millions of lives. We did that, and now we’ve started them up. And I think we’ve really started it up very successfully.

Yeah, please.

{snip}

Q And my follow-up — my second question; it’s a little bit different topic, but it’s one that a lot of people are talking about. Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison, and so a lot of people want to know if she’s going to turn in powerful people. And I know you’ve talked in the past about Prince Andrew, and you’ve criticized Bill Clinton’s behavior. I’m wondering, do you feel that she’s going to turn in powerful men? How do you see that working out?

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know. I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is. I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew. I just don’t know. I’m not aware of it.

Yeah, please. Go ahead.

{snip}

Q Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, sir. A lot of Americans, though, may be surprised at your change of tone over all of this — a more, perhaps, realistic tone. Some would look at it that way. The sudden embrace of masks, social distancing, the —

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I’ve always agreed with that. I mean, I’ve never fought either one. But certainly, social distancing, I want to — it’s — that’s common sense.

{snip}

So I think we’ve had a lot of — and the reason we’re testing: They’ve had good results. So now we have to see — and the testing also for safety because they have to make sure it’s safe. And I think you’re going to see something over the next fairly short period of time, maybe very short period of time, having to do with therapeutics and vaccines that are very good.

So we’ll be doing these quite often. We’re going to keep you abreast of this, and we’ll also talk about some of the other topics like our economy, which is doing well. The stock market had another good day. I think they have a good day because they see a lot of positive things happening on this front too.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

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5:37 P.M. EDT

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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 12:49 PM

1. Nobody ever questions him about claiming as achievement for himself the vet bill that Obama signed

Nobody ever questions him about claiming as an achievement for himself the vet bill that Obama signed in 2014, ever.


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