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  Inside Politics  CNN  January 11, 2017 9:01am-9:17am PST

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to fire all of our great american workers that got you there in the first place, you can move from michigan to tennessee and to north carolina and south carolina. you can move from south carolina back to michigan. you can do anywhere. you got a lot of states at play. a lot of competition. it's not like oh, gee, i'm taking the competition away. you got a lot of places you can move. i don't care. as long as it's within the united states. the borders of the united states. there will be a major border tax on these companies that are leaving and getting away with murder, and if our politicians had what it takes, they would have done this years ago, and you would have millions more workers right now in the united states that are 96 million really wanting a job and they can't get. you know that story. the real number. that's the real number. so that's the way it is. okay. go ahead. >> mr. president-elect, i have a question about the supreme court and the border security, but i
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also want to ask you about something you said on twitter. are we living in nazi germany? what were you driving at there? do you have a problem with the intelligence community? on the supreme court, what's your timeline? you said a while ago you were down to four. have you conducted those interviews yet. what's your timeline for nominating? on the border fence, it now appears clear u.s. taxpayers will have to pay for it up front. what is your plan -- >> that's not clear at all. >> -- to get mexico to pay for it? >> do you have any more? on the fence -- it's not a fence. it's a wall. you just misreported it. we're going to build a wall. i could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with mexico, which we'll start immediately after we get to office, but i don't want to wait. mike pence is leading an effort to get final approvals through various agencies and through congress for the wall to begin. i don't feel like waiting a year or year and a half. we're going to start building. mexico in some form and there are many different forms, will
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reimburse us and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. that will happen. whether it's a tax or whether it's a payment. probably less likely that it's a payment. it will happen. remember this, okay? i would say we are going to build a wall, and people would go crazy. i would then say who is going to pay for the wall? people would all scream out 25,000, 30,000 people because nobody has ever had crowds like trump has had. you don't like to report that, but you know that, and that's okay. now we agree. finally he agrees. i say who is going to pay for the wall? they will scream out mexico. now, reports went out last week, oh, mexico is not going to pay for the wall because of a reimbursement. what's the difference? i want to get the wall started. i don't want to wait a year and a half until i make my deal with mexico. we probably will have a deal sooner than that. by the way, mexico has been so nice, so nice.
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i respect the government of mexico. i respect the people of mexico. i love the people of mexico. many people from mexico are working for me. they're phenomenal people. the government of mexico is terrific. i don't blame them for what's happened. i don't blame them for taking advantage of the united states. i wish our politicians were so smart. mexico has taken advantage of the united states. i don't blame the representatives and various presidents, et cetera, of mexico. what i say is we shouldn't have allowed that to happen. it's not going to happen anymore. in order to get the wall started, mexico will pay for the wall. but it will be reimbursed. okay? it supreme court judge. so as you know, i have a list of 20. i have gone through them. we've met with numerous candidates. they're outstanding in every case. they were largely recommended and highly recommended by
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federalist society. jim dimint was involved, and he is a fantastic guy. between leo and jim dimint and senators and congress people, we have a great group of people, i'll be making the decision on who we will put up for justice of the united states supreme court. a replacement for the great, great justice scalia. that will be probably within two weeks of the 20th. within about two weeks. probably the second week. i consider the first day because we'll also be doing some -- some pretty good signings, and i think what we'll do is we'll wait until monday. that will be our really first business day as opposed to doing it on friday because on friday people are going to have a very good time at the inauguration, and then saturday, as you know, we're having a big church service and lots of good things are happening. our first day -- and you'll all be invited to the signings, but
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we'll be doing some pretty good signings on monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and friday, and then also the next week. you're all invited. on the supreme court, i'll be making that decision, and it will be a decision which i very strongly believe in. i think it's one of the reasons i got elected. i think the people of this country did not want to see what was happening with the supreme court, so i think it was a very, very big decision as to why i was elected. >> the tweet that you had this morning about are we living in nazi germany, what were you driving at there? what are you trying to tell the -- >> i think it was disgraceful. disgraceful. that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. i think it's a disgrace, and i say that -- and i say that. that's something that nazi germany would have done and did do. i think it's a disgrace that information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. as far as buzz feed, which is a
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failing pile of garbage, writing it, i think they're going to suffer the consequences. they already are. as far as cnn going out of their way to build it up, and, by the way, we just found out i was coming down. michael kohn is a very talented lawyer. he is a good lawyer in my firm. it was just reported that it wasn't this michael cohn they were talking about. all night long it's michael cohn brsh i said i want to see your passport. he brings this passport to my office. i say, hey, wait a minute. he didn't leave the country. he wasn't out of the country. they had michael kohn of the trump organization was in prague. it turned out to be a different michael kohn. it's a disgrace what took place. it's a disgrace, and i think they ought to apologize to start with michael kohn. >> since you're attacking us, can you give us a question? mr. president-elect -- >> go ahead. >> since you are attacking our news organization -- >> not you. >> can you give us a chance? >> your organization is terrible. >> you are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? sir, can you -- >> quiet.
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>> mr. president-elect, can you say -- >> don't be rude. >> can you give us a question since you're attacking us? can you give us a question? >> don't be rude. no, i'm not going to give you a question. i'm not going to give you a question. >> can you state -- >> you are fake news. go ahead. >> can you state categorically that nobody -- now, mr. president-elect, that's not appropriate. >> go ahead. >> do you think president obama went too far with the sanctions he put on russia after the hacking? >> i don't think he went too far. no. >> will you roll them back? what do you think of lindsey graham's plan to send you a bill for -- >> send me a bill for what? >> tougher sanctions. >> i hadn't heard lindsey graham was going to do that. lindsey graham. i've been competing with him for a long time. he is going to crack that 1% barrier one day. i didn't realize lindsey graham is still at it. that's all right. i think lindsey graham is a nice guy. i've heard that he is a nice guy, and ai've been hearing it. go ahead.
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>> go ahead. you've been waiting. >> as far as we understand, the intelligence community -- >> stand up. >> from bbc news. ian panel from bbc news. >> bbc news. that's another beauty. >> thank you. thank you. as far as we're understanding the intelligence community are still looking at these allegations, this false news as you describe it. if they come back with any kind of conclusion that any of it stands up, that any of it is true, will you consider your position? >> there's nothing they could come back with. >> can you -- >> all the problems that we've seen throughout the media over the course of the election, what reforms do you recommend for this industry here? >> well, i don't recommend reforms. i recommend people that are -- that have some moral compass. i've been hearing more and more about a thing called fake news, and they're talking about people that go and say all sorts of things. i will tell you, some of the media outlets that i deal with
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are fake news. more so than anybody. i could name them, but i won't bother, but you have a few sitting right in front of us. they're very, very dishonest people, but i think it's just something we're going to have to live with. i guess the advantage i have is that i can speak back. when it happens to somebody that doesn't have this -- doesn't have that kind of a megaphone, they can't speak back. it's a very sad thing. i've seen people destroyed. i've seen people absolutely destroyed, and i think it's very unfair. all i can ask for is honest reporters. yes. >> president-elect trump, i wanted to follow-up on the questions about the u.s. intelligence community. to be very clear about what you are saying, do you trust your u.s. intelligence officials, and what do you say to policy experts who say you're actually weakening national security by waging this war of words against that community? >> intelligence agencies are vital and very, very important. we are going to be putting in,
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as you know, mr. pompeo and others. we're going to be putting in outstanding people. within 90 days they're going to be coming back to me with a major report on hacking. i want them to cover this situation. i also want them, however, to cover maybe most importantly because we're hacked by everybody. you know, the united states, our government, out of a list of 17 in terms of industries, is the worst. it's number 17 in terms of protection. if you look at the retail industry, if you look at the banking industry, various industries, out of 17 industries, they put this in a category of an industry, the united states is last in terms of protecting, let's say hacking defense. we had a great hacking defense at the republican national committee. that's why we weren't hacked. by the way, we were told they were trying to hack us, but they weren't able to hack, and i
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think i get some credit because i told reince and reince did a phenomenal job, but i said i want strong hacking defense. the democratic national committee didn't do that. maybe that's why the country runs so badly that way. i will tell you -- wait, wait. let me finish. within 90 days we will be coming up with a major report on hacking defense. how do we stop this new phenomenon -- fairly new phenomenon because the united states is hacked by everybody. that includes russia and china and everybody. everybody. okay. go ahead. go ahead. >> mr. president-elect, you said just now that you believe that russia, indeed, was responsible for the hacking of dnc and emails, et cetera. >> you know what, could have been others also. >> why did you spend weeks undermining the u.s. intelligence community before simply getting the facts and
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then making a public statement? >> i think it's pretty sad when intelligence reports get leaked out to the press. i think it's pretty sad. first of all, it's illegal. you know, these are classified and certified meetings and reports. i'll tell you what does happen. i have many meetings with intelligence, and every time i meet, people are reading about it. somebody is leaking it out. i said maybe it's my office. maybe my office. i have a lot of people, a lot of great people. maybe it's them. what i did is i said i won't tell anybody. i'm going to have a meeting, and i won't tell anybody about my meeting with intelligence, and what happened is i had my meeting. nobody knew. not even rona, my executive assistant for years. she didn't know. i didn't tell her. nobody knew. the meeting was had. the meeting was over. they left. immediately the word got out that i had a meeting. i don't want that.
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i don't want that. it's very unfair to the country. it's very unfair to our country what's happened. that report should have never -- first of all, it shouldn't have been printed because it's not worth the paper it's printed on, and i thank the "new york times" for saying that. i thank a lot of different people for saying that, but i will tell you, that should never ever happen. okay. >> mr. president-elect -- thank you, mr. president-elect. can you stand here today once and for all and say that no one connected to you or your campaign had any contact with russia leading up to or during the presidential campaign and if you indeed do believe that russia was behind the hacking, what is your message to vladimir putin right now? >> he shouldn't be doing it. he won't be doing it. russia will have much greater respect for our country when i'm leading it than when other people have led it. you will see that. russia will respect our country more. he shouldn't have done it. i don't believe he will be doing it more now.
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we have to work something out, but it's not just russia. take a look at what's happened. you don't report it the same way. 22 million accounts were hacked in this country by china, and that's because we have no defense. that's because we're run by people that don't know what they're doing. russia will have far greater respect for our country when i'm leading it, and i believe -- i hope -- maybe it won't happen. it's possible. i won't be given a little reset button like hillary. here, press this piece of plastic. a guy looked at her like what is she doing? there's no reset button. we're either going to get along or we're not. i hope we get along, but if we don't, that's possible too. but russia and other countries -- and other countries -- including china, which has taken total advantage of us economically, total advantage of us in the south china sea by building their massive fortress, total. russia, china, japan, mexico.
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all countries will respect us far more, far more, than they do under past administrations. i want to thank everybody. so this is all, just so you understand. these papers -- i'm not sure that was explained properly, but these papers are all just a piece of the many, many companies that are being put into trust to be run by my two sons that i hope at the end of eight years i'll come back and say, oh, you did a good job. otherwise, if they do a bad job i'll say you're fired. good-bye, everybody. good-bye. >> the president-elect of the united states at his first full scale news conference in, what, about six months. wrapping it up. going through a lot of news. you see the vice president-elect of the united states, mike pence, with him. other aides, jake tapper. we've