From: Bierman, Noah
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:09 PM
Subject: Travel pool 12 — brief hall comments
Your poolers were excluded from some more impromptu comments made by President Trump in the hallway of the conference center at the World Economic Forum. Co-poolers generously helped find parts of the video and transcript. Please check against the video:
Q: Mr. President how’s the conference going?
TRUMP: “Really good. It’s been very successful.”
Q: What’s your message to Davos?
TRUMP: “I think the real message is we want great prosperity and we want great peace and I think that’s the message. It’s been going really well. A lot of people are coming back to the United States. We are seeing tremendous investment and today has been a very exciting day. Very great day and great for our country. Thank you very much.”
Trump then ignored shouted questions about critics who say he’s rubbing elbows with big-wigs and the potential of a trade war with China.
Q: Is America great?
Trump: “America’s great”
Q: Is everybody else great?
“Everyone’s great,” Trump said, turning his head toward the questioner as he walked through the convention hallway.