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Remarks to Reporters Upon Arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

September 26, 2019

The President. Hello, everybody. I just watched a little bit of this on television. It's a disgrace to our country. It's another witch hunt. Here we go again. It's Adam Schiff and his crew making up stories and sitting there like pious whatever you want to call them. It's just a—really, it's a disgrace.

It's a terrible thing for our country. They can't do any work. They're frozen, the Democrats. They're going to lose the election; they know it. That's why they're doing it. And it should never be allowed, what's happened to this President.

And despite that, I think I've done just about more than any President in his first 2½ years in office. If you look, I think you'll see very few could compete with the things we've done for our military, for the economy. We have the best economy anywhere in the world, by far. We've rebuilt our military. We've done so many things that are so incredible with tax cuts and regulation. And I have to put up with Adam Schiff on a perfect—on an absolutely perfect phone call to the new President of Ukraine. That was a perfect call.

But Adam Schiff doesn't talk about Joe Biden and his son walking away with millions of dollars from Ukraine and then millions of dollars from China. Walking away—in a quick meeting, walking away with millions of dollars. He doesn't talk about Joe Biden firing a Prosecutor, and if that Prosecutor is not fired, he's not going to give him money from the United States of America. They don't talk about that.

My call was perfect. The President, yesterday, of Ukraine said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever. None whatsoever. And he said it loud and clear for the press. What these guys are doing—Democrats—are doing to this country is a disgrace, and it shouldn't be allowed. There should be a way of stopping it, maybe legally, through the courts. But they're going to tie up our country. We can't talk about gun regulation. We can't talk about anything, because frankly, they're so tied up. They're so screwed up, nothing gets done, except for when I do it.

I'm using Mexico to protect our border, because the Democrats won't change loopholes and asylum. When you think of that—and I want to—I'll tell you, I want to thank Mexico. Twenty-seven thousand soldiers they have. But think of how bad that is—think of it—where we use Mexico, because the Democrats won't fix our broken immigration system. We need their votes. If we don't get their votes, we can't do it.

And the Republicans are all onboard. They want to fix it, but the Democrats won't do it. They don't want to talk about infrastructure. They don't want to talk about lowering drug prices. They don't want to talk about anything, because they're fixated on this. And Nancy Pelosi has been hijacked by the radical left, and everybody knows it.

Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 1 p.m. In his remarks, he referred to Rep. Adam B. Schiff, in his capacity as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine; former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and his son Hunter; former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin of Ukraine; and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks to Reporters Upon Arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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