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Remarks Prior to Departure for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 23, 2019

The President. Hello, everybody. We're going to Pennsylvania, on an energy meeting and speech, and look forward to it.

I hope you saw what I had to say about the safe zone in Syria and our dealing with Turkey. It's been very successful. We'll see what happens. It's a very volatile part of the world, but so far, it's been pretty amazing what's gone on. We've lost no soldiers. We didn't have a soldier hurt. We didn't have a finger broken. It's pretty unusual.

And we have thousands of soldiers that have moved out or are moving out of various areas. We have it under very good control. Turkey has done what we've asked them to do.

We have tremendous economic might, far more than we had, relatively speaking, when I took office. When I took office, everybody said that China would be the largest economy in the world within the first 2 years. And we picked up trillions and trillions of dollars of worth, and China has lost trillions of dollars of worth.

So we are, far and away, the most powerful economy in the world. And if you have a smart President, you'll stay there.

Other than that, our military is looking good. It's been rebuilt, and we're respected again.

But I'm going right now; I'll be going over to Pennsylvania. And many of you, I hope, will be following me.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

NOTE: The President spoke at 1:33 p.m. on the South Lawn at the White House prior to boarding Marine One.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks Prior to Departure for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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