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USA: 'Not fair' that Turkey embargoed from F-35 jets – Trump

4 17.07.2019 Инфо

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W/S Prayer during cabinet meeting, Washington DC
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "So what happens is, we have a situation where Turkey is very good with us, very good, and we are telling Turkey, because you have really been forced to buy another missile system, we're not going to sell you the F-35 fighter jets. It's a very tough situation that they're in, and it's a very tough situation that we've been placed in, the United States. With all of that being said, we're working through it, we'll see what happens, but it's not really fair. They wanted to buy - I don't stick up for countries, I don't stick up for Turkey, I don't stick up - other than I've had a good relationship with President Erdogan. He wanted to buy our patriot missile. We wouldn't sell it. And then when he made a deal - and he really wanted to buy it - and when he made a deal with another country, Russia, to buy this system that he didn't even want, that all of a sudden we say 'Okay, we'll now sell you the patriot.' And because of the fact he bought a Russian missile, we're not allowed to sell him billions of dollars worth of aircraft - It's not a fair situation."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "I would like to recommend to the various agencies including, perhaps, our Attorney General's, who was with us to maybe take a look. It's a big statement, when you say that Google is involved with China in not a very positive way for our country. So I think we'll all look at that. I know that our other agencies will be looking at it and we'll see if there's any truth to it, but that's a very big statement, made by somebody who's highly respected, so we'll certainly take a look at that."
SOT, Donald Trump, US President: "Because they weren't doing anything for us. They were forming caravans, and they were sending them up. And in those caravans, you had some very bad actors. You had some people that were not people that we want in our country. So I realised, that when they, in the middle of their city or towns, when you form a caravan, if a government is at all a government, they don't have to allow that caravan to come up. So if they're not going to play ball, that's okay with me, we're not going to play ball with them. We don't give them any more money. They've been ripping us off for years. I'm not a fan. So until they shape up - now all of a sudden they came down supposedly with a Supreme Court ruling that they're not allowed to do a safe third agreement with us. Well, I sort of wonder, did it come down because they wanted that ruling to come down? But we were giving them hundreds of millions of dollars like fools, for years, and all they did is send us up a lot of people, caused a lot of problems and a lot of the people in those caravans were criminals. Hardened criminals. Dangerous people. And why not? Why would Honduras and Guatemala or El Salvador - why would they keep their criminals when you can put them into the caravan, lose them in the caravan, and send them up to the United States. We take everybody, because the Democrats don't allow immigration laws that mean anything. It's horrible."
SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump said it was "not fair" that the US couldn't sell fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara purchased a Russian missile defence system, as he spoke to reporters in the White House on Monday.
In the cabinet meeting, which started with a prayer, Trump lamented the situation between Turkey and the US as "very tough". Turkey received the first parts of the S400 air defence system last week, in spite of warnings from Washington that if they did so, they would be kicked out of the F-35 stealth fighter programme and could face possible sanctions.
"We're working through it, we'll see what happens, but it's not really fair," the President said.
On the topic of Central American migrants arriving through the US-Mexico border, Trump accused the governments of El Salvador and Guatemala of deliberately placing "hardened criminals" in caravans to send up to the United States.
"And why not? Why would Honduras and Guatemala or El Salvador - why would they keep their criminals when you can put them into the caravan, lose them in the caravan, and send them up to the United States," he said.
The Trump administration made waves earlier in the week when it announced asylum seekers would have to first apply for protection from any country they pass through as opposed to at the US border.
The President also called for an inquiry into Google after co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel made allegations of Chinese infiltration into the company.