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All the senators are going to seek medical advice as to what action we should take to make sure that we don't in any way spread this virus ourselves, we had a lunch together with Rand, and hope he's doing very well, but we have to determine whether any of us should self-quarantine as a result of being in the same room.
I don't think there's any question but that going on TV, on the White House lawn and saying,' China, will you investigate my political opponent ?' is wrong. It's a mistake, it was shocking for, in my opinion, for the President to do so and a mistake for him to do so. I can't imagine coming to a different point of view. We certainly can't have presidents asking foreign countries to provide something of political value. That is, after all, against the law.
When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated. By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden is wrong and appalling.
When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated, by all appearances, the president's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.
I think it's just in human nature to see things in a way that is consistent with your own world view and your sense of what's necessary for the preservation of your position of power, i don't know why I'm not afflicted to the same degree as perhaps others are in that regard. Maybe it's because I'm old and have done other things.
Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President, i am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia - including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.
– and his vows to work with the president if elected. The two have had a rocky relationship at times, though President Trump publicly mulled making Mitt Romney Mitt Romney secretary of state after the 2016 election. If I get to Washington, I will work with President Trump with policies I think are right, I will oppose those things I think are wrong for the country or for the state, and I will speak my mind on issues of conscience. But do n’t expect him to weigh in on every comment made by the president.
I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think President Trump'll be reelected solidly, i think that not just because of the strong economy and because people are increasingly seeing rising wages, but I think it's also true because I think our Democrat friends are likely to nominate someone who is really out of the mainstream of American thought and will make it easier for a president who is presiding over a growing economy.
In terms of what happens in 2020, we’re going to wait and see who runs, if I had to make that decision today, I’d be missing the opportunity to find out what they’re going to do for Utah. Romney and Trump have maintained an uneasy relationship. Romney attacked Trump during the GOP primary campaign, calling him.
In terms of the President's policies, in this first year, we're pretty much on the same page, he did not pursue the 45 % tariff on all foreign goods that I think would have been problematic for the economy ; but he has put in place a tax proposal that is going to get the economy going better ; he's been a person who has de-regulated a good portion of the economy -- a good thing. And of course, he made a decision on Bear's Ears and the Grand Staircase that I think was the right decision.
There are 47 percent of people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it, that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
The reason I think there’s a bombshell in there is because every time he’s asked about his taxes, he dodges and delays and says ‘well, we’re working on it.’ Hey, we’re not talking about the taxes that are coming due this year… We’re talking about taxes that already filed, this was an issue in my  campaign. That’s why I’m so sensitive to it.
Hillary Clinton was completely misguided and uninformed with regards to the intention of Putin, (current Prime Minister Dmitry) Medvedev and Russia. And her great mistake was characterized by her pressing that reset button with a great big smile ... that somehow she thought Russia was going to be our friend and ally.
We need Paul in two spots at once. You know, there haven't been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the White House, so I'd hate to lose him as a potential contender down the road for the White House. But he is such a man of such talent and such integrity and character that he's a real resource for the country.
Donald Trump is a big megaphone. And I think that some of the things he's said, particularly about Hispanics, will be problematic, certainly for him, if he were to go to the next stage, but for whoever our nominee is, now if our nominee happened to be someone like Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush, who have strong Hispanic roots themselves and connections themselves, that might not be as big an issue.
It tells us that people in this country are very anxious for dramatic change and are not happy with what's happening in Washington. They want to see something happen. They want to see something get done, and one of Mr. Trump's capabilities is communicating that he can get things done and that's something which people want to see happen.
I wouldn't presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see Chairman Ryan applied for the public good, every politician tries to convince people that they are that kind of leader ; almost none are -- Paul is. Paul has a driving passion to get America back on a path of growth and opportunity. With Paul, it's not just words, it's in his heart and soul.
While hitting familiar Republican points criticizing the size of the federal debt, Romney at times sounded like a Democrat, calling for President Barack Obama and other leaders in Washington to act on common liberal priorities such as climate change, poverty and education. ‘I'm one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that.