This is a stream of consciousness presentation by President Donald J Trump on 15April2020; it is by no means a complete transcript.
China has paid us billions and billions of dollars.
Threatens Democrats for not approving his selections
Testing has to be ramped up? We have great tests, best tests, more than anyone else. Abbot, Roche have created tests. States have to do it. We are not going to operate a parking lot. States ask for too much. Widespread testing? We can close a state down. Good relations with Governors. They have positive. We have the right to do that, close down.
Signatures on checks. People will be happy to receive a big fat check with my name on it.
States are controlling some state borders. Our relations with Canada are real good.
Peaked? We are looking at graphs and models. Great people working for us. Some states in really good shape. 29 states. Every state is doing better with few exceptions.
It’s been a really partisan government for a long time, even before this admin. Checks are going real smooth, greatest rollout. Trying to get people approved. Democrats in Senate will not approve them. We have approved record numbers of federal judges. People who get phenomenal reviews. I have a very strong power. I don’t want to use that power. VOA is a disgrace. We have someone really good, really talented. It’s never ever happened before.
Opening up. There has to be a balance. There is also death involved in keeping it closed. People are becoming drug addicted. Democrats are holding us back. We are starting with states. We will be helping them with ventilators after this is over. We’re going to have plenty. We are going to help Italy, Spain, other countries. I think Russia needs ventilators.
Numbers. You don’t know what you have. We report everything, every death. You don’t know what China has. We have more cases, we do more reporting. There have been some really, really bad, some countries.
Fox virus lab story – We are hearing that story. We are examining this.
Xi on lack safety protocols. I don’t want to discuss it.
WHO funding – I feel very badly, but WHO has been China-centric. They did not want us to close the border to China. I did that very early. Nancy Pelosi wanted it open. Parties in Chinatown. They have been treating us so badly. These organizations. What happened in the WHO is a disgrace. We pay $500 million and China pays 40 million. They have to make massive changes. We want to help people. Aids in Africa. Nobody gives us credit. We do it very directly. Going on for a very long period of time.
Big day tomorrow.
The President appears to have gained twenty pounds. He rocks back and forth when others are speaking. He has a scowl on his face which only goes away when praised.