From: David Martosko
Date: December 2, 2019 at 10:37:55 AM EST
Subject: In-town pool report #6 (transcript part I)

Check against the official transcript as always. More to come as your pooler transcribes.

… we're fighting for the American people. It has not been a fair situation for us because we pay far too much as you know. Secretary Stoltenberg said we were responsible -- I was responsible -- for getting over $130 billion extra from other countries that we protect, that weren't paying. They were delinquent. So we'll be talking about that. We'll be talking about a lot of things.


We are leading the world now on the economy, and we have been almost since I became president. But we are substantially ahead of anybody else. Nobody's even close. You know that very well. And I look forward to having a number of very, very productive days for our country. We'll be working hard. Do you have a question?

[Inaudible question about Hong Kong]

Well it doesn't make it better but we'll see what happens.

[Inaudible question about Wednesday’s impeachment hearing]

So the Democrats, the radical-left Democrats, the do-nothing Democrats, decided when I'm going to NATO -- this was set up a year ago -- that when I'm going to NATO, that was the exact time. This is one of the most important journeys that we make as president. And for them to be doing this and saying this and putting an impeachment on the table, which is a hoax to start off with. If you notice, there was breaking news today. The Ukrainian president came out and said very strongly that President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong. That should be case over. But he just came out a little while ago and said President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong and that should end everything. But it will never end it because they want to do what they want to do. They're getting killed in their own districts. I think it's going to be a tremendous boon for the Republicans. Republicans have never, ever been so committed as they are right now and so United. So it's really a great thing in some ways but in
other ways it's a disgrace. It's a disgrace for our country.

(more to come)


David Martosko
U.S. Political Editor
Washington, DC

From: David Martosko
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 10:17 AM
Subject: [WH Pool] In-town pool report #5


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Trump talked briefly about China and made no major announcement on that front, but suggested the situation in Hong Kong doesn't make the trade situation any better.That was his final question.

The president walked to Marine One at 10:09 no a.m. He stopped about 80% of the way to the helicopter and waited for Melania, who followed him carrying her own black umbrella. The president allowed her to board first.


Mick Mulvaney and FLOTUS chief of staff Lindsay Reynolds were among the aides who boarded after them.

Marine One is airborne at 10:13. Handing off to the travel pool. Have a good trip.


David Martosko
U.S. Political Editor
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