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The Brody File: February 2, 2017 - One-On-One With President Donald Trump

The Brody File goes inside The White House for our exclusive interview with President Donald Trump. Is there anything left to be said? Probably not, except these words: "We ain't playin." Read Transcript


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[RAP MUSIC]

NICE TO SEE YOU.

David: NICE TO SEE

YOU.

President Trump:

WELCOME TO THE WHITE

HOUSE.

YOU WERE THERE TWO YEARS

AGO WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE

SAID, MAYBE THIS WON'T

HAPPEN.

AND NOW IT IS HAPPENING,

AND WE'RE BRINGING JOBS

BACK.

AND THE EVANGELICALS ARE

TREATING ME VERY, VERY

GOOD, I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

David: THANKS FOR

JOINING US, EVERYBODY.

GLAD YOUR WITH US.

THAT'S RIGHT, PRESIDENT

DONALD TRUMP, "THE BRODY

FILE," CBN NEWS, IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, SPECIFICALLY

IN THE BLUE ROOM.

AND BY THE WAY, THE BUTLER

WAS SERVING WATER.

I WILL SAY THIS IS THE

ONLY TIME IN ANY OF THE

INTERVIEWS THAT I'VE EVER

DONE WHERE A BUTLER SERVES

WATER BEFORE THE

INTERVIEW.

I SAID "WATER," AND IT

SOUNDS LIKE I'M FROM NEW

YORK, BECAUSE I AM.

AND SO IS THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES.

AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS

THIS WAS A HUGE INTERVIEW,

A BIG-LEAGUE INTERVIEW --

USE ALL OF THE ADJECTIVES

YOU WANT.

HERE HE IS, AND WE'RE

GOING TO DIVIDE ALL OF

THIS UP THROUGHOUT THE

SHOW.

PART ONE OF OUR INTERVIEW

WITH THE PRESIDENT, DONALD

TRUMP.

David:

MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU

FOR INVITING CBN NEWS HERE

INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, THE

PEOPLE'S HOUSE.

President Trump:

THANK YOU, DAVID.

David: DO YOU LIKE

MR. PRESIDENT OR

MR. TRUMP?

President Trump: YOU

CAN CALL ME ANYTHING YOU

WANT.

David: LET'S START

WITH THE SUPREME COURT.

YOU KIND OF HAVE AN IDEA

OF WHO IS GOING TO BE THIS

PERSON, BUT LET ME ASK

YOU, WHERE DOES THE FINAL

RESULT LIE?

IS IT A GUT INSTINCT FOR

YOU?

President Trump: I

THINK IT IS WHO IS GOING

TO GET APPROVED.

WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A

PROCESS AFTER I PICK THE

PERSON THAT I'M GOING TO

BE PICKING, WHO I THINK I

KNOW, BUT I'M NOT 100%.

I CAN'T GUARANTEE IT.

WE DO SOME FURTHER

CHECKING.

THEY CALL IT THE VETTING

PROCESS.

AND THE VETTING PROCESS IS

VERY STRONG.

BUT ALL 20 ARE FANTASTIC

PEOPLE.

I PUT OUT 20 BEFORE THE

ELECTION.

I SAID, THESE ARE THE

PEOPLE I'LL PICK.

AND I THINK THAT THE

PERSON THAT I PICK WILL BE

A BIG, BIG -- I THINK

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOVE

THEM.

I THINK EVANGELICALS,

CHRISTIANS, WILL LOVE MY

PICK.

AND WE'LL BE REPRESENTED

VERY, VERY FAIRLY.

David: LET ME ASK

YOU ABOUT THE EMBASSY IN

ISRAEL AS IT RELATES TO

MOVING THIS EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR

EVANGELICALS.

ARE YOU COMMITTED TO DOING

THAT?

President Trump:

WELL, I'M LOOKING AT IT.

WE DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE.

WE'RE STUDYING IT VERY,

VERY LONG AND HARD.

YOU KNOW IT IS A VERY BIG

DECISION BECAUSE EVERY

PRESIDENT FOR THE LAST

NUMBER OF PRESIDENTS, A

LARGE NUMBER, THEY HAVE

COME IN AND THEY WERE

GOING TO DO IT, AND ALL OF

A SUDDEN THEY DECIDE THEY

DON'T WANT TO GET

INVOLVED.

IT IS A BIG, BIG DECISION,

BUT WE'RE STUDYING THE

ISSUE RIGHT NOW.

I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE

CONCEPT OF DOING IT.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT.

I'LL HAVE A DECISION IN

THE NOT TOO DISTANT

FUTURE.

David: ARE THE

CHANCES GOOD?

President Trump:

THERE IS CERTAINLY A

CHANCE OF IT, ABSOLUTELY.

WE'RE DOING VERY DETAILED

STUDIES OF THAT.

I HATE TO DO THAT, BECAUSE

THAT'S NOT USUALLY ME,

STUDIES.

USUALLY I DO WHAT'S RIGHT.

BUT THIS HAS TWO SIDES TO

IT.

IT'S NOT EASY.

I'LL MAKE A DECISION IN

THE NOT TOO DISTANT

FUTURE.

David: LET ME ASK

YOU ABOUT THE BROTHERHOOD.

YOU'VE HAD SOME CRITICAL

WORDS IN THE PAST.

THERE IS A DECISION TO BE

MADE ABOUT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AS TO WHETHER

OR NOT THEY'RE A TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

DO YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE?

President Trump:

WELL, THERE ARE CERTAINLY

A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON.

I DON'T WANT TO PUT YOU

OFF, BUT I'M HAVING A

MEETING ON THAT NEXT WEEK.

THERE IS SOME BAD STUFF

GOING ON.

YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT,

SO WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

I'LL HAVE A MEETING ON

THAT NEXT WEEK.

I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

David: ALL RIGHT.

LET ME ASK YOU A LITTLE

ABOUT LATINOS IN THIS

COUNTRY.

YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT YOU'RE

GOING TO BE A GREAT JOBS

PRESIDENT.

President Trump:

RIGHT.

David: AND YOU

BELIEVE THE LATINO

COMMUNITY HAS HEARD YOU --

President Trump: AND

WE DID VERY WELL WITH THE

LATINO COMMUNITY.

David: BETTER THAN

ROMNEY.

President Trump:

BETTER THAN ROMNEY AND

BETTER THAN A THE LOT OF

PEOPLE THOUGHT POSSIBLE,

OR I WOULDN'T HAVE WON.

THEY'RE A GREAT COMMUNITY,

SPIRITED, HARD-WORKING.

THE CUBAN-AMERICANS, I GOT

84% OF THAT VOTE.

AND THEY VOTED IN BIG

NUMBERS.

SO WE DID REALLY WELL WITH

THAT COMMUNITY.

SO GO AHEAD.

David: WHAT CAN YOU

SAY TO SOME IN THAT

COMMUNITY WHO HAVE HAD

SOME INTREPIDATION, WHO

THINK THEY'RE UNDER

ATTACK.

WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE TO

THAT?

President Trump: I

THINK I REALLY SOLVED THAT

BECAUSE THE ELECTION WAS

NOT LONG AGO.

AND WE HAD A GREAT

VICTORY.

WE HAD A VICTORY THAT

NOBODY THOUGHT IT WAS

POSSIBLE.

306.

REMEMBER THEY SAY TRUMP

CAN'T WIN BECAUSE THERE IS

NO PATH.

AND I KEPT GOING UP TO

MAINE, WHERE MAINE HAD WON

AND WE DIDN'T NEED IT

BECAUSE WE WON MICHIGAN,

WISCONSIN, FLORIDA,

PENNSYLVANIA.

I FOCUSED VERY HEAVILY ON

THE LATINO COMMUNITY, OR

THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY,

AND IT WAS SOMETHING THAT

I'M VERY PROUD OF.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THE

NUMBERS WE GOT.

THEY WANT PROTECTION.

AND THEY WANT JOBS.

AND THEY DON'T WANT PEOPLE

POURING ACROSS THE BORDER

THAT THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO

THEY ARE.

ONE OF THE REASONS I DID

SO WELL WITH THE HISPANIC

COMMUNITY IS THE FACT THEY

DO WANT JOBS AND THEY DO

WANT PROTECTION.

AND THEY KNOW I'M GOING TO

TAKE CARE OF THAT.

AND I'VE ALREADY BEEN

PRODUCING THE JOBS BECAUSE

FORD AND GENERAL MOTORS

AND FIAT, CHRYSLER, IN

TERMS OF THE CAR

COMPANIES, BUT SO MANY

OTHER TYPES OF COMPANIES

ARE POURING BACK INTO OUR

COUNTRY.

THEY WANT TO BE HERE.

WE'RE LOWERING TAXES BIG

LEAGUE, INCLUDING FOR THE

MIDDLE CLASS.

INCLUDING FOR PEOPLE, NOT

JUST BUSINESS TAXES.

David: SPEAKING OF

TAXES, THIS 20% BORDER

TAX, THIS TAX ON MEXICO OR

IMPORTS FROM MEXICO INTO

THE UNITED STATES -- HOW

SERIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT

THAT?

President Trump: IT

IS SOMETHING I HAVE THE

RIGHT TO DO.

IT IS SOMETHING I CAN

IMPOSE IF I WANT.

WE'RE GETTING ALONG

ACTUALLY VERY WELL WITH

THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

David: DID YOU

BELIEVE THAT IS A STRONG

MOVE GOING FORWARD?

President Trump:

WELL, IT'S CERTAINLY AN

OPTION.

I CAN DO THAT.

I CAN DO THAT IF I WANT.

BUT WE'RE DEALING WITH THE

MEXICAN GOVERNMENT.

I JUST HAD A CONVERSATION

WITH THE MEXICAN

GOVERNMENT, WITH THE

PRESIDENT OF MEXICO.

HE IS A VERY GOOD MAN.

WE'LL SEE WHERE IT ALL

GOES.

David: CAN YOU GIVE

US A SENSE OF WHAT THAT

CONVERSATION WAS LIKE?

President Trump: A

VERY WARM CONVERSATION.

WE'RE TALKING AND SPEAKING

AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE

WHAT HAPPENS.

David: IF THERE WAS

SOME SORT OF TAX ON

IMPORTS, WHAT ABOUT THE

ARGUMENT THAT YOU HEARD

INDEED IT WILL BE PASSED

ALONG TO CONSUMERS?

President Trump: I

THINK SOME OF IT WILL GET

PASSED ALONG, BUT IT ALSO

CREATES JOBS.

SO I'M NOT AGAINST

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT WITH RESPECT TO

MEXICO, SOMETHING ELSE

COULD HAPPEN WHICH WOULD

BE MUCH MORE POSITIVE FOR

BOTH MEXICO AND THE UNITED

STATES.

David: THE MEDIA --

I KNOW WE ONLY HAVE A

LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME AND

YOU COULD TALK FOR AN HOUR

AND A HALF ABOUT THE

MEDIA --

President Trump: YOU

MEAN THE FAKE NEWS?

MUCH OF IT IS FAKE NEWS.

I SPEAK TO GREAT PEOPLE,

PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR ME,

AND THEY GET IT BETTER

THAN MOST PEOPLE GET IT.

BUT MUCH OF THE MEDIA IS

DISTORTED AND FAKE.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT.

I WON'T MENTION SPECIFIC

NETWORKS AS EXAMPLE, OR

NEWSPAPERS, BUT I READ

STORIES THAT THEY WRITE

THAT ARE KNOWINGLY FALSE.

THEY KNOW IT IS A LIE.

AND THEY WRITE THEM ANY

WAY.

AND THE HEADLINES.

IN THE END, THE MEDIA HAS

NOW A 17% APPROVAL RATING,

WHICH IS SHOCKING.

I THINK I'VE DONE A LOT OF

THAT.

I THINK I'VE BROUGHT IT

DOWN BECAUSE AT MY

RALLIES, I'LL SPEAK AND

THEY'RE TURN AROUND AND

THE PEOPLE WILL START

GOING PRETTY WILD AGAINST

THEM.

WE WANT TRUTHFUL MEDIA.

WE DON'T HAVE TRUTHFUL

MEDIA.

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE, IN

MANY CASES -- I ACTUALLY

THINK THEY'RE SICK PEOPLE

BECAUSE SOME OF THE

STORIES ARE SO BAD.

FOR INSTANCE, IN THE OVAL

OFFICE WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL

BUST OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER

KING, AND THEY TOOK THAT

BUST AND SAID I REMOVED

IT.

I NEVER REMOVED IT.

IN FACT, I ADMIRED IT WHEN

I FIRST SAW IT.

THEY SAID I HAD IT

REMOVED.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE ARE

MAJOR HEADLINES ALL OVER

THE WORLD THAT I REMOVED

THE BUST OF DR. MARTIN

LUTHER KING, WHICH I WOULD

NEVER DO BECAUSE HE IS A

MAN I HAVE GREAT RESPECT

FOR AND HAVE ADMIRED OVER

THE YEARS.

AND I CALL ME PEOPLE, WHY

DID YOU TAKE THAT BUST

DOWN?

I WASN'T THERE.

WHO TOOK IT OUT?

BELIEVE ME, I WASN'T SO

NICE.

WHO TOOK IT OUT?

AND THEY SAID, SIR, IT WAS

NEVER TOUCHED.

THEY RAN TO THE OFFICE

JUST TO MAKE SURE.

IT TURNED OUT IT WAS

THERE.

WELL, THE PERSON THAT

WROTE THIS -- THIS WAS

"TIME MAGAZINE." THE

PERSON THAT WROTE THIS

SAID I REMOVED THE BUST.

IT TURNED OUT THAT

SOMEBODY WAS STANDING IN

FRONT OF THE BUST SO THEY

COULDN'T SEE IT.

THE BUST IS THIS BIG.

SOMEBODY IT WA WAS STANDING IN

FRONT OF IT.

THAT'S FAKE NEWS.

THAT'S FAKE NEWS.

THE APOLOGY -- YOU KNOW

WHAT IT WAS?

I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF

ANYBODY GAVE AN APOLOGY.

David: I THINK THERE

WAS SOMETHING ON TWITTER,

POSSIBLY.

President Trump: I

HAD HEADLINES ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS

THEY'RE SAYING I'M A

RACIST.

THEY'RE NOT SAYING I

REMOVED THE BUST.

THEY'RE SAYING I'M A

RACIST.

THAT IS FAKE NEWS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE BAD

PEOPLE.

David: DONALD TRUMP

FROM THE BLUE ROOM OF THE

WHITE HOUSE.

MORE WITH THE PRESIDENT

WHEN WE COME BACK,

INCLUDING SOME TALK ABOUT

THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

President Trump: I

THINK THE MEDIA IS THE

OPPOSITION PARTY IN MANY

WAYS.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE BRODY FILE."

TIME NOW FOR PART TO TWO OF

OUR INTERVIEW WITH

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

ABOUT 15 OR 20 MINUTES

WITH THE PRESIDENT.

CBN NEWS DOING THE THIRD

INTERVIEW HE HAS DONE FROM

THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE HE

BECAME PRESIDENT.

ABC NEWS, WHATEVER, SEAN

HANNITY, AND CBN NEWS, A

NEW DAY IN TOWN.

HERE WE ARE IN THE WHITE

HOUSE WITH THE PRESIDENT.

STEVE BANNON, ONE OF YOUR

TOP ADVISORS CALLED THE

MEDIA THE OPPOSITION

PARTY.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?

President Trump: I

THINK TO A LARGE EXTENT

THEY'RE MUCH MORE CAPABLE

THAN THE OTHER SIDE.

I THINK THE MEDIA IS THE

OPPOSITION PARTY IN MANY

WAYS.

AND I THINK -- I'M NOT

TALKING ABOUT ALL MEDIA.

I KNOW PEOPLE, LIKE

YOURSELF -- I KNOW PEOPLE

IN THE MEDIA THAT I HAVE

TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR.

I RESPECT THEM AS MUCH AS

ANYBODY.

SO I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT

EVERYBODY.

BUT A BIG PORTION OF THE

MEDIA, THE DISHONESTY, THE

TOTAL DISSEA DECEIT AND DECEPTION

MAKES THEM THE OPPOSITION

PARTY.

I THINK THEY'RE MUCH MORE

CAPABLE THAN THE

OPPOSITION PARTY.

THE OPPOSITION PARTY IS

LOSING BADLY.

THE MEDIA IS ON THE

OPPOSITION PARTY'S SIDE.

I SAID TO MYSELF, THEY

TREAT ME SO UNFAIRLY, IT

IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I

WON.

BUT THE FORTUN FORTUNATE THING

ABOUT ME IS I HAVE A BIG

VOICE.

WE'RE BRINGING BACK JOBS.

FORD IS MAKING A MASSIVE

INVESTMENT IN MICHIGAN.

GENERAL MOTORS IS GOING TO

BE MAKING JUST MAGNIFICENT

INVESTMENTS.

SO MANY OTHER COMPANIES

ARE COMING BACK IN.

THE MEDIA IS A DISGRACE.

AND THEY'VE CALLED ME

WRONG FROM THE BEGINNING.

"NEW YORK TIMES" HAS

CALLED ME WRONG FROM THE

BEGINNING.

David: THEY

UNDERESTIMATED YOU.

President Trump: THEY

LOST A LOT OF

SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND NOT

BECAUSE THE READERS LIKE

ME.

BECAUSE IF YOU READ THE

"NEW YORK TIMES," THERE IS

NO CHANCE THAT TRUMP IS

GOING TO WIN.

YET I'D GO OUT THERE AND I

THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO

WIN BASED ON THE CROWDS.

SO IT IS A VERY

INTERESTING FACT.

David: LET ME SWITCH

GEARS -- IT WOULDN'T BE AN

INTERVIEW BETWEEN US IF I

DIDN'T ASK A GOD QUESTION,

IF YOU WILL.

HOW HAS THAT SPIRITUAL

JOURNEY BEEN FOR YOU,

ESPECIALLY BEING HERE AND

KNOWING THE GRAVITY OF THE

OFFICE.

DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO

PRAY MORE?

President Trump: I'LL

TELL YOU WHAT, I'VE ALWAYS

FELT THE NEED TO PRAY.

SO I WOULD SAY THAT THE

OFFICE IS SO POWERFUL THAT

YOU NEED GOD EVEN MORE

BECAUSE YOUR DECISIONS ARE

NO LONGER, GEE OSCA, I'M GOING

TO BUILD A BUILDING IN NEW

YORK.

THESE ARE QUESTIONS OF

MASSIVE LIFE AND DEATH,

EVEN WITH REGARD TO HEALTH

CARE.

WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD ON

HEALTH CARE.

THERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

LIFE AND DEATH AND YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT BETTER

LIVES, PEOPLE LIVING

BETTER BECAUSE THEY HAVE

BETTER HEALTH CARE AT A

LOWER PRICE, WHICH WE'RE

WORKING VERY HARD ON.

SO, YEAH, YOU REALIZE

THESE DECISIONS ARE ALL SO

IMPORTANT.

THERE IS ALMOST NOT A

DECISION THAT YOU MAKE

WHEN YOU'RE SITTING IN

THIS POSITION THAT ISN'T

REALLY A LIFE-ALTERING

POSITION.

SO GOD COMES INTO IT EVEN

MORE SO.

David: PRESIDENT

DONALD TRUMP.

I SAID IT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE

FROM PRESIDENT DONALD

TRUMP.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT A LOT

OF THINGS, INCLUDING,

GUESS WHAT, THE

INAUGURATION.

President Trump: IT

TURNS OUT, IT WAS PROBABLY

THE LARGEST AUDIENCE TO

WATCH AN INAUGURATION

ADDRESS.

David: WHY IS IT

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

TIME FOR MORE OF OUR

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP.

WE WERE IN THE BLUE ROOM

OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE

THERE.

AND WE WERE SO GLAD THAT

THE PRESIDENT INVITED US

IN.

AND QUITE FRANKLY DIDN'T

KICK US OUT BEFORE THE

INTERVIEW WAS OVER.

HE DIDN'T DO IT.

JUST KIDDING, HE LOVES

CHRISTIANS AND THE

EVANGELICALS.

ANYWAY, PART THREE OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH DONALD

TRUMP.

I REMEMBER WHEN WERE IN

CALIFORNIA, ON YOUR GOLF

COURSE -- A BEAUTIFUL GOLF

COURSE, I MIGHT ADD --

President Trump:

WHICH I MAY NEVER SEE

AGAIN.

IT'S ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE DOING SOMETHING MUCH

MORE IMPORTANT.

David: YOU'RE

TWEETING AT THE TIME, AND

I'M WONDERING AS

PRESIDENT, WHAT'S THE

FILTER HERE?

ARE YOU CALLING THIS OUT?

President Trump: THE

MEDIA IS VERY DISHONEST,

BUT IF THEY WERE HONEST, I

WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO IT.

BECAUSE I COULD CALL

NOBODY UP AND GIVE THEM

THE INFORMATION OR I COULD

ISSUE A PRESS RELEASE OR I

COULD HAVE SOME KIND OF A

CONVERSATION.

I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS

WITH THE MEDIA -- NOBODY

REALLY UNDERSTANDS THE

MEDIA IN ALL FAIRNESS.

BUT I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS

WITH PEOPLE WHERE RATHER

THAN TWITTER I WILL CALL

THEM AND GIVE THEM

INFORMATION ON A MESSAGE I

WANT TO GET OUT.

AND THE MESSAGE WILL BE

TOTALLY DISTORTED.

AND I'LL CALL UP AND SAY,

THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO

WITH WHAT I TOLD YOU.

AND THEY SAY, WELL, I SORT

OF THOUGHT THIS OR THAT.

I WILL TELL YOU

STRONGLY -- I'LL BE OVER

50 MILLION PEOPLE BETWEEN

Facebook AND TWITTER AND

INSTAGRAM, AND, YOU KNOW,

THE DIFFERENT THINGS --

David: DO YOU CALL

IT OUT TO FOLKS?

President Trump: AND

I COULD ALSO GO RIGHT INTO

THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT I

LIKE atreal.com .

IT IS A MODERN DAY FORM OF

COMMUNICATION.

I CAN DO IT AT 140 OR 280,

OR YOU CAN EXTEND THEM.

ALL YOU DO IS DOT, DOT,

DOT, SO IT GETS TO BE

WHERE YOU HAVE ENOUGH

ROOM.

I CAN DO MESSAGES AROUND

THE MEDIA AND GET MY WORD

OUT THE WAY I MEAN MY

WORD.

I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE

MEDIA DISTORT MY MESSAGE.

BECAUSE THEY GO OUT OF

THEIR WAY TO DISTORT MY

MESSAGE.

WHEN THE MEDIA TAKES MY

MESSAGE, KNOWS WHAT MY

MESSAGE IS, AND THEN

WRITES IT PURPOSELY SO

THAT IT DOESN'T SOUND

GOOD, I WOULD RATHER DO

TWITTER.

AND THAT'S WHAT I DO.

David: THERE ARE A

LOT OF FOLKS THAT ARE

GOING TO WANT TO JUDGE

THESE FIRST 100 DAYS.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE

THEIR OWN VERSION OF WHAT

A SUCCESS IS.

FOR YOU, IN THE FIRST 100

DAYS, WHAT IS SUCCESS FOR

YOU?

President Trump: I

THINK IT STARTED ON ONE OF

THE GREATEST DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

I THINK THE SPEECH TURNED

OUT VERY GOOD.

THE ONLY NEGATIVE REVIEWS

ARE SOME PEOPLE SAID IT

WAS DARK.

BUT MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT IT

WAS VERY OPTMISTIC.

OBVIOUSLY IT IS DARK, WHEN

YOU HAVE PEOPLE BEING SHOT

EVERY DAY IN CHICAGO, AND

YOU HAVE THINGS LIKE THIS

HAPPENING, AND WHEN YOU

LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST

AND YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS

GOING ON IN NORTH KOREA,

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL

OF THESE THINGS ARE

HAPPENING, YOU CAN'T SAY

LIFE IS A BOWL OF

CHERRIES, RIGHT?

BUT I GOT VERY GOOD

REVIEWS ON THE SPEECH.

WE HAD A TREMENDOUS CROWD.

THE CROWD WAS GREAT, BUT

THE OVERALL AUDIENCE WAS,

I THINK, THE BIGGEST EVER

TO WATCH AN INAUGURATION

ADDRESS, WHICH WAS A GREAT

THING.

THAT WAS ALSO DISTORTED IN

THE MEDIA.

THEY FOUGHT THAT AS MUCH

AS THEY COULD.

BUT IT TURNS OUT IT WAS

PROBABLY THE LARGEST

AUDIENCE TO WATCH AN

INAUGURATION ADDRESS.

David: WHY IS THAT

IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO WIN

ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY

UNDERSTAND -- WHAT IS IT?

President Trump:

BECAUSE I'M REPRESENTING A

LOT OF PEOPLE, THE

FORGOTTEN PEOPLE, AND IN

MANY CASES NOT THE

FORGOTTEN PEOPLE, PEOPLE

IN GENERAL, BUT MANY

PEOPLE THAT ARE THE

FORGOTTEN PEOPLE, AND

THEY'VE BEEN FORGOTTEN BY

THE MEDIA THAT TRIES TO

DISTORT THEM OUT OF LIFE.

SO WHEN I HAD THAT MASSIVE

CROWD AND THEY WOULD SHOW

A PICTURE OF AN EMPTIER

AREA -- WE HAD A

TREMENDOUS CROWD.

BUT THE AUDIENCE, WHICH

WAS THE WORD USED BY SEAN

DURING THE PRESS

CONFERENCE, AND HE USED

THE WORD "AUDIENCE."

I THINK IT IS

INDISPUTABLE, BUT I THINK

IT WAS THE LARGEST

AUDIENCE EVER, AND I WANT

THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE TO

UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE NOT

FORGOTTEN ANYMORE.

AND NOW THE DEMOCRATS ARE

AFTER THOSE PEOPLE

BECAUSE, FRANKLY, THEY

CAN'T WIN AN ELECTION

WITHOUT THOSE PEOPLE.

David: DONALD TRUMP

ON "THE BRODY FILE."

ALL RIGHT, MORE FROM THE

PRESIDENT IN A MOMENT,

INCLUDING A TALK ABOUT

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS.

David: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

FINALLY, OUR LAST PART OF

THE INTERVIEW WITH THE

PRESIDENT FROM THE BLUE

ROOM IN THE WHITE HOUSE,

CBN NEWS, THE THIRD

INTERVIEW THAT HE DID

SINCE HE BECAME PRESIDENT.

PRETTY NEAT.

IT IS A NEW DAY IN D.C.,

AND HERE IS THE PRESIDENT.

> ON 100 DAYS, IS IT

IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO HAVE

SOME SORT OF TAX REFORM

BILL ON YOUR DESK, OR DO

YOU WANT AT LEAST THE

STRUCTURE IN PLACE?

President Trump:

WELL, AT LEAST THE

STRUCTURE.

BECAUSE IT TAKES A CERTAIN

PERIOD OF TIME

STATUTORYLY.

YOU HAVE TO FILE AND THEN

YOU HAVE TO WAIT, AND THEN

YOU DO AN AMENDMENT, SO

THERE IS A STRUCTURAL

COMPONENT AND A STATUTORY

COMPONENT.

IT IS NOT ACTUALLY A BAD

THING.

AND WE ALSO HAVE HEALTH

CARE THAT WE'RE WORKING

ON.

AND WE'RE WORKING ON OTHER

THINGS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

I SAID I'M GOING TO TRY

VERY HARD TO GET DONE

DURING MEYE MY TERM, AND I'LL

GET IT DONE, IS THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

WHERE WE'RE GOING TO TRY

TO END AND TERMINATE THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT, WHICH

IS A DISASTER FOR RELIGION

IN MY OPINION.

David: IT IS A

PRIORITY FOR YOU?

President Trump: IT

IS A PRIORITY, ABSOLUTELY.

David: LAST

QUESTION: PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS, WE TALKED

ABOUT THIS, OVERSEAS.

THE REFUGEE CHANGES THAT

YOU'RE LOOKING TO MAKE, AS

IT RELATES TO PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS, DO YOU SEE

THEM AS KIND OF A PRIORITY

HERE?

President Trump: YES.

THEY'VE BEEN HORRIBLY

TREATED.

YOU DO YOU KNOW IF YOU

WERE A CHRISTIAN IN SYRIA,

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE -- AT

LEAST VERY, VERY TOUGH TO

GET INTO THE UNITED

STATES.

IF YOU WERE A MUSLIM, YOU

COULD COME IN.

IF YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN,

IT WAS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

AND THE REASON THAT WAS SO

UNFAIR IS THAT EVERYBODY

WAS PERSECUTED, IN ALL

FAIRNESS, THEY WERE

CHOPPING OFF THE HEADS OF

EVERYBODY.

BUT MORE SO THE

CHRISTIANS.

AND I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY,

VERY UNFAIR.

SO WE ARE GOING TO HELP

THEM.

David:

MR. PRESIDENT, A PLEASURE.

President Trump:

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

DAVID.

David: PRESIDENT

DONALD J. TRUMP, STANDING

FOR JOHN, IN CASE YOU

DIDN'T KNOW.

David: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

HEY, A FEW FINAL THOUGHTS.

AMBER C. STRONG, WE DON'T

NEED THE GRAPHIC.

LET ME JUST SAY A FEW

THINGS HERE BEFORE WE

CLOSE.

ONE OF THE THINGS I

THOUGHT WAS PRETTY

INTERESTING IN THE

INTERVIEW WAS HOW DONALD

TRUMP PARSED HIS WORDS

MORE CAREFULLY.

WHEN I ASKED HIM ABOUT THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OR THE

JERUSALEM EMBASSY, WHEN HE

WAS A CANDIDATE, HE WOULD

HAVE BEEN OPEN AND SAYING,

YES, WE WANT TO MOVE IT TO

JERUSALEM.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP,

DIFFERENT, PARSING HIS

WORDS, MAKING SURE HE GETS

IT RIGHT AS PRESIDENT.

BECAUSE THE LAST TIME I

CHECK, WHEN YOU'RE A

PRESIDENT, WORDS DO

MATTER.

THAT IS SOMETHING TO KEEP

IN MIND AS HE GOES

FORWARD.

A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE WE

SAW IN THE PRESIDENT.

ONE THING HE IS GOING TO

HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND, HE

WANTS TO BE THE LAW AND

ORDER PRESIDENT.

THAT'S GREAT, KNOCK

YOURSELF OUT, BUT THERE IS

ALSO A COMPASSION ELEMENT.

SO HOW DO YOU BALANCE

COMPASSION AND LAW AND

ORDER?

THAT'S THE CHALLENGE AHEAD

FOR THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

UNTIL NEXT TIME,

EVERYBODY, GOD BLESS YOU.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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