On Friday, President Trump spoke with the hosts of “Fox and Friends” where he responded to the outrage the left stirred up after an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
Asked whether Trump’s campaign would accept damaging information against his 2020 rivals during the upcoming presidential race from foreigners — such as China or Russia — or hand it over the FBI, Trump said, “I think maybe you do both.”
“I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening,” President Trump said on Thursday. “If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”
In an interview on Friday, the President clarified his remarks and slammed Democrats for their reactions.
“I don’t think anybody would present me with anything bad because they know how much I love this country,” Trump said. (Continued Below)
“If I was, and of course you have to look at it because if you don’t look at it, you’re not going to know if it’s bad. How are you going to know if it’s bad? But, of course, you give it to the FBI or report it to the Attorney General or somebody like that. But of course you do that, you couldn’t have that happen with our country and everybody understands that,” the President said on Friday.
Trump continued, “If you don’t hear what it is, you’re not going to know what it is. If I don’t listen, you’re not going to know. If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the Attorney General, the FBI– I’d report it to law enforcement, absolutely.”
Further, he noted that he has meetings with a lot of world leaders where those things could come up. “If they say, ‘Gee, we don’t like your opponent’, am I supposed to put the President of France, am I supposed to report him to the FBI?” Trump asked. “I’m in a little bit of a different position than a lot of other people. (Video Below)
President Trump’s full interview on “Fox and Friends”: