Down the Rabbit Hole: 25 Verbatim Quotes from the President’s Call-In to “Fox and Friends”

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President Trump called into “Fox and Friends” on Friday, Nov. 22 to talk about whatever came to mind. A lot did. For people in a hurry, here are a selection of verbatim quotes.)

“People are sick.”

“This conversation (with Ukraine President Zelensky) was flawless, it was appropriate, it was perfect, it was nice, it was everything.”

(On the upcoming IG report on the FISA investigation): “What you’re going to see, I predict, will be perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country. Political scandal. But I guess that’s the biggest because what’s more important than political when it comes to that?” (To which Steve Doocy replies, “What do you mean by that?”)

“I’ll tell you what, you have a lot of very, very bad people. And a lot of people say deep state. I don’t like to use the word deep state. I just say they’re really bad, sick people.”

“Susan Rice, the person that worked at the United Nations, who went after FISA reports and went after reports like she ate them for lunch.”

“They (the FBI) gave the (DNC) server to CrowdStrike or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian.”

“Why aren’t they (the EU in regard to Ukraine) putting up money? How come it’s always the United States that puts up money? The suckers, why is it always the United States?”

“I haven’t struggled because I’ve done more in the first 2-1/2 years than any president in the history of our country and almost everybody admits it.”

“I can’t tell you that. I can only say that we have a lot of information that a lot of bad things happened.”

“You read a story (in the NYT) that took place and they don’t tell you what happened. They only put in the bad, they don’t put in the good.”

“(The Washington Post) is a phony paper. We no longer have it in the White House. And we’ve saved a lot of money.”

“Well, that’s total nonsense. I do want always corruption, I say that to anybody.”

“It’s not true what he (Gordon Sondland) said. Now what he said also is there was no quid pro quo. I want nothing. Remember, it was trending number one. I want nothing.”

“Believe me, this kind of crap wouldn’t have happened in the Justice Department if Rudy Giuliani was the attorney general, just like I believe Bill Barr will straighten it out and straighten it out for good.”

“And don’t forget, Ukraine hated me. They were after me in the election. They wanted Hillary Clinton to win and when I won all of a sudden, they became so nice, they had to make up. There were many articles where they had to get to be friendly, cause we’re like a gravy train for them, okay?”

“The bottom line is, all of those witnesses, they’re all shifty-shifts.”

(Asked about who he want to testify at his Senate trial): “Well, there’s only one person I want more than, where’s Hunter? And that is Adam Schiff. I want to put that guy with his way.”

“I almost said something that might be slightly controversial, but I didn’t. See, I’m learning. See that Steve? I’m learning.”

“That’s why a lot of people think that Schiff basically is essentially the whistleblower.”

“We just took out Al-Baghdadi. I got, you know, I don’t want it. I don’t want it, frankly. But if Obama did Al-Baghdadi, the biggest terrorist in the last hundred years, if Obama did it, it would be a two-year story. With me, I got a day.”

“But Pete (Buttigieg) is, you know, I call him Alfred E. Neuman. To me, he reminds me of Mad magazine, Alfred E. Neuman. I don’t see him. I don’t see him dealing with President Xi, I don’t see him dealing with Kim Jong Un. I just don’t see it. But maybe he is.”

“Anyway, I’m pulling back. I just pulled out of Syria, except I kept the oil.”

(Steve Doocy asks about Trump’s unplanned trip to the hospital: “So can you tell us what’s the matter with you?”): “Okay. Yeah. A lot of things are a matter with me. I mean, number one, what did I do this for? But I love it, it’s one of those things. So, I had some free time, my doctor calls, he said, ‘Would like to do something ‘cause I’m going to be slightly busy in 2020 in January and February?’ Especially if crazy Nancy does something that nobody ever would even think of doing. So, I’ll be busy interviewing Biden, watching the interview of a shifty-Schiff and why he made up all of this stuff and why he made up my statements. So, the doctor goes, ‘Would you like to go out to Walter Reed and do your first part of the physical?’ . . . On the way back, I’m hearing that I’m in the hospital. Then I’m hearing rumors that I had a massive heart attack. Then I hear rumors that I’m not coming back, I’m staying at Walter Reed overnight and maybe for a long time. And I say . . . I come home, and my wife says, ‘Darling, darling, are you okay?’ I said, ‘Okay from what?’ They have it down, CNN, mostly CNN, but that stupid MSNBC, which is just as bad. Can you imagine? I made them so much money on The Apprentice and that’s the way. But anyway, those two.”

“Well, let me tell you this. I just got back from Austin, Texas, where I was with Tim Cook. He’s going to building a $1 billion facility to make whatever he makes. That’s Apple.”

“I love your show and you people are great.”

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