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  President Trump Audio Only Meeting with Reporters  CSPAN  January 24, 2018 7:59pm-8:16pm EST

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lewis. conservatives say to me, why do you use this word, i am not a populist. to me, it sums up what this book is about. i wanted to really honestly profile the people on the left and right. most of the voters i profiled were trump voters. to me it was capturing this sentiment that caused an deliver one of the most astonishing electoral defeats we have seen in modern history. so i profiled the american people. night.fterwards sunday announcer: c-span. where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a
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public service by america's cable television companies. it is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. trump spokeresident with reporters late this afternoon during a meeting that was going on with white house chief of staff john kelly. he took questions on immigration negotiation and the russia investigation. while president trump's remarks are on the record, the meeting with chief of staff kelly was not and no cameras were in the room. this is about 15 minutes.
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president trump: it is nice to see you all. [indiscernible] president trump: trade is something i have been talking about for 25 years. people liked what we do.
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the washing machine companies, they were gone. whirlpool was gone. and now they are coming back. i just wrote something about border security. we want to do a great job with daca. happen.ing to
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over 10 or 12 years, if someone has done a great job, if they i think it isrd, a nice thing to have the become a citizen. >> on march the third you going to protect daca? chain migration, we are going to create a standard that is a good standard. we will have wives and husbands and sons and daughters. parents is a tricky situation because they came here illegally. brokentery system is a
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system. the lottery system gave us the killer on the west side. and nobody mentions the 10 people who lost their arms and legs. but he came from the lottery system. a lot of others came from chain migration. democrats knowe that the lottery system does not work. i am not going to say it yet, but we are going to take a look and we are going to treat people very well and solve a problem that is a very tough problem to solve.
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after we do daca, we will take a look at the even bigger immigration problem. >> what about the wall? president trump: i am going to build it under budget. when you have a mountain, you do not build wall. when you have a river that is uncross of all, you do not -- able,ss of all -- uncross you do not build a wall. and when you have certain areas that are rough, you do not build wall.
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so there is a lot of wall that is already under construction. there is a lot of wall and a lot of fencing that is under construction and under reconstruction right now. i can tell you this. if you do not have a wall, you do not have daca. [indiscernible] be concernedple that they could be deported on march 5? president trump: tell them not to worry. they should not be concerned. we have $25 million for a wall.
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immigrationst the various problems. is $180 billion. if you build a wall with $22 billion and you are spending $100 billion, that wall is a great return on investment. it is probably the best return on investment you are going to make. then we can help people with health and medical, that is the ultimate return on investment. but we are saving hundreds of billions of dollars by building that wall. >> you said we are going to do
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daca and have a larger immigration plan. what did you mean by that? president trump: we are going to make a replacement for the lottery system. we could bring people in based on merit and we are going to build a wall. are you going to talk to mueller? president trump: i am looking forward to it. there was no collusion whatsoever. there was no obstruction whatsoever. i do worry when i look at all of the things that you are reporting, when i look at all , you doing tax -- texts where theytain texts
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are saying the kinds of things they are saying and you be -- and you can be concerned. .o here is the story i would love to do it. i have to say, subject to my lawyers. would you do it under oath? president trump: did hillary do it under oath? >> i have no idea. trump: you really have no idea? she didn't do it. and you know she did not do it under oath. >> so you would do it under oath? president trump: i would do it
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under oath. is every disturbed as else who is intelligent, when you look at five months, this is the great rosemary woods, right? that was 18 minutes. this is 50,000 texts. that is disturbing. he got more than five hundred thousand dollars essentially from hillary clinton, agassi investigating hillary clinton -- and is he investigating hillary clinton?
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i keep out of it. -- he is theik mayor. it is one of those things. >> did you ask him who he voted for? trump: how much of the money did he spend in the campaign? who did you vote for? [laughter]
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trump: i think that is an unimportant question. >> do you think robert mueller will be fair to you? what wet trump: here is will say. no collusion. there is no collusion. here's the thing. define collusion?
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trump: i could not have cared less about russians having to do with my campaign. you always say hillary was a bad candidate, but you never say i was a good candidate. but i was a great candidate. goodbye, everybody. announcer: c-span, where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies, and is brought to you today by your cable or satellite provider. afterwards, on kaylee macadamia on her new
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book, the new american revolution. she is interviewed by matt lewis. >> conservatives say to me, why do you use this word, i am not a populist. book it sums up what this is about, the people. i wanted to honestly profile the people on the left and right. most of the voters i profiled were trump voters but i profiled some who were not. to me, it was capturing sentiment that drove an electorate to deliver one of the most astonishing electoral defeats i think we have seen in modern history. so it is a profile of the american people on issues from terrorism to poisoned water in flint, michigan. tonight on c-span, mayors from across the u.s.
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visit washington dc for the biannual meeting. we will bring you scenes from the meeting and visit to the white house. later, senators hold a hearing to examine emerging innovations in the automotive industry. several democratic mayors declined an invite to the white house. cnn reports that at least the mayors of three cities that received justice department letters were meant to attempt the -- attend the meeting. otherree and several democrat mayors responded at a press conference. here is a look.