Trump says if foreign government offered opponent dirt: 'I'd want to hear it': Part 3

Asked by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office whether his campaign would accept such information from foreigners or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, "I think maybe you do both."
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9:13 AM. The 45 president defiant as ever hear here right now you have president United States. Yet it seems like you just feel this need to push back had perceived enemies now. And false stories at fake news nobody has any idea how corrupt. The media is corrupt not all of it. Fortunately. The continues to grow by country into the media's core this is often mused that it believes. It has total national crisis. We're not been happy B we need. I lowered. And our the president is under pressure from congress and the courts to release his tax returns and financial statements when you will seem. Financial statement at some point I assume it's going to be released he'll be very impressed with the job have to much much bigger much much better than anybody. They're rift in my financial statement the senate they'd like to get my financial statement at some point I hope they get you can turn to work on some point I might. But it's simpler they get it because it's safe and it's fantastic financial statement. It's a fantastic. Financial system. And let's do that over he's coughing in the middle clients yeah. I don't like that you know remain here cheapest day to cough please leave the so. Over here. You just can't just change super summer. Can you what did you that a little differently than yeah just six. So at some point. So at some point I look forward to frankly I want I'd like to have people see my financial statement. Because he's phenomenal notes and up to me it's up to lawyers it's up to everything else but there are asking for things. That they should never be asking for that they've never just another president for they want to go through every deal that I've ever done and they've. What they're doing is a discredit to citizens turned they're trying to do steps steps that they want to keep it going as long as possible. To try and demean and hurt as much as possible so they can possibly win the presidential election purified you agree it feels like you're a constant. Picture. Violence has always been a fight. And I enjoy that I guess that are julliard sometimes false fights like the Russian witch hunt it's a false light that some made up. A hoax. And had to priced Italian of his reports this data systematic attempt to interfere in English but not me and they also said okay. That we rebuffed them okay what they say your true pain while anyhow excuse me the can't trump campaign rebuffed them. Now anything having to do with Russia had nothing to do with our campaign football metaphor pool man a fort they have Pullman afford or taxes and many other things. No you think Hollywood locations and Russian I don't know anything about that what what difference is pulling information make it doesn't matter and potent will save us. If he had hit it was up to him he would much rather have Hillary Clinton be president right now. And all of these countries would rather have lightened or anybody else but he was trying to help elect you. He said that explicitly we might said that if Torre won because it's a Smart thing to say. And Muller center's restaurant you do that. Mueller said that we rebuffed Russian that we push them away that we weren't interest it. Read the report I have heard the report their work on that that your son Don juniors or before the Senate Intelligence Committee today and. Are you here to correct your testimony. John junior had been caught up in the rush investigation because of that trump tower meeting in 2016. Which he set up expecting to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. There's not charged with anything in retrospect certainly not only wasn't he charged if you read it. With a all of the horrible fake it is I'm in I was reading that my son was gonna go to jail does a good young man that he was gonna go to jail. And all of these horrible sailors and then the report comes out. And he needed safe they think they refuse to shoot you going to be FBI when he got that in OK let's put yourself in a position your congressman somebody comes up and says hey. I have information on your opponent. You call the FI. It's coming from an island you do I've seen a lot of things over my life I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI this is somebody that said we have information. When your opponent well let me call the FP. Give me a break election as it we're gonna director says that's what should happen the FBI director is wrong. But I heard about my son who's a great young man going to jail. Over a meeting with somebody said I have information on Hillary Clinton. She's the one that should be in jail she deleted the region to region she deleted 33000. Emails from sent by the United States congress. They deleted every one of them. OK if you did that you would have been put in jail. Your campaign this time. Foreigners if Russia and China someone else offers information upon should think Serb leadership to call the FBI. I think maybe give us I think you might want to listen I don't there's nothing wrong with listening if somebody called. From a country Norway. We have information on your. I think that wanna hear that you want to kind of interference in our elections and in the defense they have information I think that take it. If I thought there was something wrong let's go maybe to the FBI if I thought there was something wrong you go and talk honestly to congressman. They all do it they always and that's the way it is it's called upload research. Everybody wants it to farmers that manufactures. The union's everybody went. But as the morning unfolds we sit in on a series of meetings some with members of the first family front and center there's a meeting on the economy and training. He and the Democrats approved. The photo op with pilots from Air Force One. Caucus staffs by just shy at noon for a meeting on jobs. Hack the Wall Street Journal. We really believe that education pass to be especially from mid to late career workers has to be driven back at attack this. I'm she's. OK yeah. Great to two really good to great just thank you think they didn't do it. But there is one believe it's completely off limits the daily intelligence briefing.

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