During a confusing interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, president Donald Trump answered every question with a baffling word salad that would not pass a kindergarten test.
Trump shamelessly attempted to rewrite history on Syria, the FBI director James Comey’s job, while completely reversing course on his tax reform strategy. He even claimed that Comey saved Hillary Clinton’s life and appeared to brag about striking Syria while eating dessert with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Below is a partial transcript of the interview:
TRUMP: Well, look, you know because you cover it. We’ve done an amazing job on regulations. We’ve freed it up. We freed up this country so much, the miners and energy and the banking system is now coming, too, with Dodd-Frank, which is a disaster.
We freed up so much and we’re getting great, great credit for it. We have done so much for so many people. I don’t think that there is a presidential period of time in the first 100 days where anyone has done nearly what we’ve been able to do.
And on top of it, we just had — during the first 100 days, a Supreme Court justice approved, not just nominated, but approved through a very, very hostile environment.
We have thousands of jobs all across the country.
Look at what’s going on in Michigan with the expansion of the plants by Ford, by General Motors, yesterday Toyota announced that they’re going to spend $1.3 to $1.9 billion in Kentucky.
And different things. I mean the car industry is not going to leave us anymore, believe me. The car industry is staying in our country. They were leaving — if I didn’t win this election, you would have lost your car industry to Mexico and to other countries. They’re not leaving anymore, believe me. There’s retribution if they leave. There was no retribution.
TRUMP: They’d leave, they would sell their cars in, they’d fire all our people.
BARTIROMO: You’re understaffed.
Listen to Trump’s response in the video below: