In conversation with President Trump

In conversation with President Trump

Bestie intros: Big house talk! (00:00:00)

  • David Dobrik compliments President Trump's house.
  • President Trump mentions his own house is worth $18 million.
  • David Dobrik jokes about the judge's valuation of the house and mentions Palm Beach's decline.
  • David Dobrik and Jason attended a fundraiser with President Trump a few weeks ago.
  • The Winlos brothers announced they will donate $1 million each in Bitcoin to President Trump.
  • President Trump met the Winlos brothers for the first time at his house and found them to be nice guys.

Economy: Regulation, taxes, tariffs, taming inflation, de-dollarization (00:01:37)

  • Former President Trump believes that excessive regulations and high taxes hinder businesses and the economy, emphasizing that cutting regulations was more effective than tax cuts in boosting the economy during his presidency.
  • He criticizes the defunding of police departments and argues that most police officers want to prevent crime but are restricted by policies that limit their ability to do so.
  • Trump expresses concern about the decline in quality of life in the United States, particularly in Democrat-run cities, highlighting increased theft, crime, and excessive security measures that make simple tasks difficult.
  • He criticizes high tax and high regulation policies, as well as the lack of cash bail, which he believes contribute to the deteriorating conditions in these cities.
  • Trump defends his belief in tariffs, arguing that they provide both economic and political gain, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining the strength of the US dollar in international trade.
  • He suggests imposing tariffs on products imported from countries that charge high tariffs on US goods, advocating for reciprocal trade policies.
  • Trump criticizes the Biden administration's focus on electric cars, expressing concerns that they will primarily be manufactured in China, negatively impacting the US auto industry and unions.
  • He emphasizes the importance of reciprocal trade agreements to address trade imbalances and unfair practices by other countries, including the European Union, which restricts imports of US farm products and cars.

Federal debt: growth, spend control, where to cut, role of energy, nuclear (00:12:02)

  • President Trump believes economic growth can control spending and reduce the deficit. He criticizes the Biden administration's energy policies for causing inflation and emphasizes the importance of energy independence.
  • President Trump plans to use impoundment authority to reduce bureaucracy, wasteful spending, and create accountability. He also intends to redirect funds given out during the pandemic to positive uses.
  • President Trump advocates for education reform by returning control to the states and providing them with more funding. He believes states can do a better job at a lower cost and proposes closing the Department of Education, with the federal government ensuring states teach basic subjects like English and math.
  • President Trump supports devolving control of environmental regulations to the states, arguing that China's pollution affects the United States. He emphasizes the need for the United States to invest in energy production, including clean coal and nuclear power, to compete with China in artificial intelligence (AI). He suggests adopting China's methods to make nuclear power more affordable.

Foreign policy: Ukraine/Russia (00:20:22)

  • Former President Trump believes the war in Ukraine would not have occurred if he were still president and criticizes the amount of money the US is giving to Europe for defense compared to European contributions.
  • Trump suggests that NATO expansion may have influenced Russia's decision to invade Ukraine and proposes taking NATO expansion off the table for 20 years to facilitate a peace deal.
  • Trump criticizes President Biden's handling of the situation, particularly his statements about Ukraine joining NATO and the potential for the US to place nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
  • Discussions are ongoing about Ukraine potentially joining NATO, and France is considering getting involved in the conflict.

Foreign policy: Israel/Palestine (00:25:05)

  • Trump believes the attack on Israel would not have happened if he was still president.
  • Trump claims that Iran was broke and did not have the money to support Hamas, Hezbollah, or other terrorist cells during his presidency.
  • Trump asserts that he could have negotiated a better deal with Iran, preventing them from obtaining a nuclear weapon and ensuring peace in the Middle East.
  • Trump criticizes Biden for not taking advantage of the opportunity to negotiate with Iran when they were willing to make a deal.
  • Trump highlights the negative consequences of Biden's actions, such as Iran gaining $250 billion in cash and becoming more difficult to deal with.
  • Trump expresses concern about Iran potentially acquiring a nuclear weapon within 90 days and emphasizes the significance of this issue for Israel.

Abortion: Stance on a national ban (00:28:13)

  • Trump believes overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the abortion issue to the states was the right decision.
  • He highlights the recent votes in Ohio, Kansas, and Texas as examples of states exercising their authority on abortion laws.
  • Trump criticizes the radical stance of some Democrats who support abortions in the eighth and ninth months and even after birth.
  • He reaffirms his belief in the three exceptions: rape, incest, and danger to the mother's life.
  • Trump emphasizes that the states are now responsible for handling abortion laws and that a national ban is not necessary.

Foreign policy: China (00:31:09)

  • Trump believes war with China is not inevitable and unlikely.
  • He emphasizes his good relationship with President Xi before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Trump criticizes the current president for not being respected by China and accuses him of being a "Manchurian Candidate" due to his family's financial ties to China.
  • He suggests that with the right president, the US can coexist peacefully and compete with China.

COVID: Origins, Fauci relationship, deep state, bad deals (00:32:33)

  • Former President Trump claims he halted gain-of-function research funding in China and questions why the US was financially supporting China.
  • Trump asserts that his early actions, such as blocking travel from China and preventing the entry of infected individuals, saved countless lives, despite opposition from Dr. Fauci.
  • Trump believes the virus originated from the Wuhan lab and criticizes Dr. Fauci for potentially misleading the public about its origins.
  • Trump expresses distrust in Dr. Fauci and mentions cutting funding to the World Health Organization due to its alleged bias towards China.
  • Trump highlights his efforts to address the "Deep State" within the government, including dismissing top FBI officials and reforming the agency.
  • Trump emphasizes the financial benefits and fairness of withdrawing from the World Health Organization and the Paris Accord, criticizing the current administration for rejoining the Paris Accord on unfavorable terms.

Border: Wall, immigration, H-1Bs, recruiting global talent (00:39:39)

  • Former President Trump constructed hundreds of miles of the border wall based on specifications provided by the border patrol.
  • President Biden halted the construction of the border wall, leaving gaps and selling materials as scrap metal.
  • Trump criticizes the Biden administration for dismantling border security measures, including the "Remain in Mexico" policy.
  • Trump argues that the open border policy has led to an influx of criminals, terrorists, and individuals with mental health issues into the country.
  • Trump proposes a policy to automatically grant green cards to graduates from US colleges and junior colleges, including those with doctorate degrees, to attract and retain highly skilled workers.
  • Trump emphasizes the need for a pool of highly skilled and intelligent individuals to drive innovation and economic growth in the US.
  • Trump plans to eliminate the current system's difficulties for talented graduates to remain in the country and ensure their easy employment contribution to the US economy.

JFK Files: Full release, importance of transparency (00:46:07)

  • Trump released some JFK files but was advised by his team to hold back some.
  • He believes the CIA was behind the assassination of JFK.
  • He plans to release more files, including information about aliens.
  • He believes in transparency and thinks it's important to release information.

Debate prediction (00:48:06)

  • Trump predicts Biden will be a worthy debater.
  • He believes Biden is incompetent and has poor policies.
  • He questions Biden's cognitive abilities.
  • He thinks Biden beat Paul Ryan in a debate years ago.

Post-interview debrief (00:50:15)

  • President Trump impressed interviewers with his direct approach during the interview.
  • He clarified that there will be no federal ban on abortion, leaving the decision to individual states.
  • Trump stated that Ukraine would not be admitted into NATO and that the US would not send troops to defend Ukraine if other European countries did.
  • He expressed concerns about the increasing federal debt and the need to cut spending.
  • Trump acknowledged the potential risks of implementing tariffs and tax cuts simultaneously, including the possibility of inflation and economic contraction.
  • He defended his spending record, arguing that he is not as big a spender as Biden and that he had to increase spending during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid a depression.
  • Trump emphasized the importance of dollarization and the potential consequences of foreign countries reducing their holdings of US dollar reserves.
  • He provided clarity on H-1B visas, which is positive for the tech community.
  • Trump expressed distrust in Dr. Fauci and hinted at the possibility of gain-of-research funding in China.
  • He offered mild criticism of Dr. Fauci but did not take a strongly negative stance.
  • Trump favors a pro-growth agenda, including low taxes, reduced regulations, increased H-1B visas, and border security.
  • His approach to foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, is not entirely clear and could be a source of polarization.
  • Trump's strength lies in his deal-making abilities and willingness to negotiate with various parties, including those considered difficult.
  • The speaker believes that engaging with North Korea and giving them some recognition could potentially prevent them from causing further conflict.
  • The speaker suggests that President Trump should surround himself with intelligent and capable individuals to effectively address the challenges facing the country.
  • The speaker highlights the importance of cutting unnecessary bureaucracy and regulations to promote economic growth and innovation.

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