, 19 tweets, 3 min read
Trump spoke to reporters at length in a chopper session before his departure to Walter Reed. Tweets here.
Trump called the 2.9% wage growth a "fantastic increase for everybody out there working." He boasted about the low unemployment rate, saying the lowest rate in just under 50 years is the lowest rate in over 50 years.
Trump gave a congratulatory handshake to a reporter who mentioned to him that the Washington Post fact-checker gave Adam Schiff "Four Pinocchios" for a claim about the whistleblower.
Trump: "I don't care about Biden's campaign, but I do care about corruption...I don't care about politics." He specified that he is also interested in corruption by "lowlifes" (lowlives?) related to the 2016 election.
"When I speak to foreign leaders, I speak in an appropriate way," Trump says, bewilderingly saying that "they don't mention the call that I had with the president of Ukraine. They don't mention that."
Trump claims that his decision to release the (rough) transcript of the Ukraine call made his critics start "jumping around" in confusion and dismay, because it showed the call was so "perfect."
Trump claims that his desire for China to investigate Biden has "nothing to do" with his trade negotiations with China.
Trump argues that the result of the Mueller investigation "came out like a 10, it came out perfect." I don't fact check people's ratings out of 10, but
Trump repeats his false claim that Dan Bishop had been down by 17 points with three weeks to go before his NC special election and that Greg Murphy had been "almost tied" before his, saying that their victories are good signs of things to come.
Asked if the Justice Dept. is investigating Joe Biden, Trump says to ask the Justice Dept., then baselessly accuses Biden of "pillaging" countries.
Trump, talking about how people are angry at the impeachment push, says he got a call the other night from "the biggest pastors, evangelical Christians," who said "we have never seen our religion, or any religion, so electrified."
Trump again promotes his imaginary 94% approval rating among Republicans to an imaginary 95% approval rating among Republicans.
Trump on the text messages among diplomats: "I didn't even know most of the ambassadors. I didn't even know their name." He cites the text from "respected" Sondland rejecting the suggestion of a quid pro quo. "That was the text message that I saw. And that nullified everything."
Asked if he has ever asked for a corruption investigation of someone who is not his political opponent, Trump said, "You know, we would have to look."
Trump says his poll numbers are "through the roof." projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval…
Trump boasts of how his tariffs are hurting China, saying China is now "a total disaster" and is being "killed."
Trump says he has never thought Biden would win the nomination, and he has picked someone else since a long time ago, but if Biden won he'd be happy, because Biden would be an easy opponent. "This is not about politics. This is about corruption."
Trump bashes Biden at length and Warren briefly when asked about her. He says it'd be "fine" facing her.
Trump called wage growth around 3% "unheard of." It is very much not, though it's higher than during the Obama era. Here's how the chart looks for production and nonsupervisory employees in particular:
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