Donald Trump Answers Everything • Full Press Conference
July 27th, 2016 • iizthatiiz
Republican nominee Donald Trump took questions from the national press corps for a full hour in Doral, Florida.
He tasked the nation’s media with finding out why it’s been “235 days since Crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference”, noting that he has made himself available to the press on a regular basis.
He suggested that Clinton is purposely avoiding answering any questions about a multitude of issues surrounding her campaign, from flip-flopping on the Trans Pacific Trade deal to revelations contained in the leaked DNC emails.
Trump criticized Clinton for presenting herself to voters as the ‘agent of change’. “She’s been there for thirty years. She’s been doing this for thirty years. All of a sudden things are going to change? She’s bought and sold 100% by special interests and lobbyists.”
In a swipe at the negligent press, Trump said that if he had used the type of language about race and religion found in the leaked DNC emails, he would have been “run out” of the presidential contest.
Trump implied that Clinton illegally conspired with the Democratic National Committee to rig the nomination process for her benefit. “Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not breathe without speaking and getting approval from Hillary Clinton.” He said that the DNC chair “rigged it for Hillary Clinton.”
Trump chided suggestions made by the Clinton campaign that he was involved in the DNC leak as “far-fetched” lies. He said that whoever was responsible for the leak, it is a sign of how disrespected the United States has become under the leadership of Barack Obama.
“It’s not even about Russia or China, or whoever it is that’s doing the hacking. It is about the things that were said in those emails. There were terrible things. Talking about Jewish, talking about race, talking about atheist, trying to pin labels on people. What was said was a disgrace.”
“If it is Russia, which its probably not. Nobody knows who it is. But if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason. Because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party and get everything.”
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you probably will be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Remarking on the execution of a Catholic priest and the spate of terror engulfing France, Trump said “France is no longer France”, adding “they won’t like me for saying that.” In fighting the war against Islamic terror Trump said “This world better be very careful, and they better get very tough, and very smart, and they’ll never do it with Hillary Clinton.”
On minimum wage, he denied Democrat allegations that he wanted it to go down. Trump said it should go up, suggesting a bottom of $10/hr, deferring the decision to individual states to set standards in accordance with the varying cost of living from state to state.
Asked to react to today’s surprise decision by Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby to drop all remaining charges against police officers in the Freddie Gray case, Trump said “I think she ought to prosecute herself.” Her initial decision to indict Baltimore officers was “disgraceful”. He accused Mosby of creating a public perception that the police were guilty, “before anyone even knew the facts.” Trump showered respect on the Baltimore officers who chose to go to trial rather than cut a deal, where they achieved “victory after victory” over prosecutors. Mosby “should be held accountable”, adding that “she is a disgrace to the world of prosecutors.”
Responding to a question on the historical significance of a woman being nominated for president by a major party. Trump said “I would love to see a woman become President of the United States” but that Clinton is the wrong choice for that distinction. “Hillary Clinton is a disaster.” Trump believes that “it’ll happen, absolutely, but I think it would be bad for women if it were Hillary Clinton.”
Deeper into the press conference, NBC reporter Katy Tur followed up on Trump’s remark that hacker(s) release Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails. He was asked if he had “any qualms” about making such a comment. “They probably have them. I’d like to have them released”, said Trump.
“Does that not give you pause?” Katy interrupted. “Nope, it gives me no pause” Trump responded. “If they have them, they have them.”
“You know what gives me more pause? That a person in our government, crooked Hillary Clinton …” he started to say, when the reporter interrupted him yet again.
“Be quiet.” Trump admonished the NBC journo. “I know you want to save her”, in obvious reference to the media’s bias in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Having hushed the disrespectful journalist, Trump continued. “That a person in our government, would delete or get rid of 33,000 emails. That gives me a big problem … She gets subpoenaed, and she gets rid of 33,000 emails. That gives me a problem.”
“Now if Russia, or China, or any other country has those emails .. to be honest with you, I’d love to see them.”
Accused by another crybaby reporter of “breaking tradition” by campaigning during his opponents’ convention, Trump acknowledged “it’s not typical .. it’s a different kind of campaign, but it’s what I think is good.”
Trump was asked to respond to recent criticisms directed toward him by President Obama. Respond he did:
“I think President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history. His views of the world don’t jive, and the world is a mess. You look at what’s happening with the migration, with Syria, with Libya, with Iraq, with everything he’s touched. He has been a disaster as president. He will go down as one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. It is a mess. And I believe that Hillary Clinton will be even worse.”
Trump took issue with Hillary Clinton receiving national security briefings in view of her loose conduct storing the nations secrets on her personal email server. He took further exception to Clinton sharing such information with her close personal aide, Huma Abedin, who is married to Anthony Weiner, who Trump described as a sleazeball and a pervert. “I don’t think it’s safe to have Hillary Clinton be briefed on national security, because the word will get out.”
Throughout the presser Trump took questions on many other issues and subjects.
He answered questions on NATO, trade, Russian relations, jobs, student debt and college costs, terrorism, health care, Israel, police shootings, terrorism, and more.
As he has done on many other occasions during the course of his campaign, he has made himself available to the press for extensive questioning.
He closed this press conference with a brief remark:
“I think it’s time for Hillary Clinton to do a news conference, because it’s almost a year now, and it’ll be interesting to see how she does. Thank you all very much.”