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Remarks at a Working Luncheon With Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain

September 26, 2017

President Trump. Well, thank you very much. It's a pleasure to have President Rajoy with us. We will be discussing with our various representatives lots of different issues; among them is trade. And the United States is changing many of its trade deals; it's renegotiating many of its trade deals.

We've had a really great first 9 months, I would say, with Spain. It's a special place. It's a special country with incredible people. So, Mr. President, it is an honor to have you with us, and we look forward to spending the day. Thank you.

[At this point, Prime Minister Rajoy made brief remarks in Spanish, and no translation was provided.]

President Trump. We are very much involved in the fight against terrorism together. We have—we're comparing notes, and we're comparing intelligence. And we are very, very unified in that fight. As you know, Spain is also very involved.

And it's a unfortunate situation, but these are—the times are changing. And we're being very, very strong on terrorism, as you see. We have had tremendous success in the Middle East, in Iraq, and in Syria, in terms of ISIS and in terms of what we've done to get rid of this threat. But we work very closely with Spain, and we're being very successful.

Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 12:36 p.m. in the Cabinet Room at the White House. In his remarks, he referred to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

Donald J. Trump, Remarks at a Working Luncheon With Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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