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Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters

December 04, 2017

The President's Travel to Utah/Stock Market/Tax Reform Legislation

Q. [Inaudible]

The President. We're going to Utah. We're going to be doing something that the State of Utah and others have wanted to be done for many, many years. It will be one of the great, really, events in this country in a long time. So important for States' rights and so important for the people of Utah. And I know a lot of you are coming out with me. We'll have plenty of time to talk.

The stock market, I think, is going to have a very big day, based on the massive tax cuts that we're very much in the process of getting approved. But based on the vote we had last week, the stock market has been reacting unbelievably well. The only thing that hurts it is the fake news, and there's plenty of that.

So we're heading out to Utah. Again, I know you're coming with me, a lot of you. We'll have plenty of time to talk today. Thank you.

Former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn/2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton

Q. Mr. President, when did you find out that Mike Flynn lied to the FBI?

Q. We have not heard yet a reaction to Flynn's guilty plea. Can you talk about that and—[inaudible]?

The President. Well, I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He's led a very strong life, and I feel very badly, John [John Roberts, Fox News].

I will say this: Hillary Clinton lied many times to the FBI, and nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and they destroyed his life. I think it's a shame.

Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI, not under oath—it was the most incredible thing anyone has ever seen. She lied many times. Nothing happened to her. Flynn lied, and it's, like, they ruined his life. It's very unfair.

Thank you very much.

NOTE: The President spoke at 8:25 a.m. on the South Lawn at the White House prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, MD. In his remarks, he referred to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He also referred to H.R. 1.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks in an Exchange With Reporters Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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