Trump in Davos: “I’m honest. I make great deals.”

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In Davos, Trump spoke a bit about his impeachment trial calling the Impeachment Managers, “major sleaze bags, they’re very dishonest people.”

Speaking with reporters at the end of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump also suggested he does not foresee top aides testifying at the trial, even as he claimed he would “love” to see that happen.

“I would rather go the long way. I would rather interview Bolton. I would rather interview a lot of people.”

“The problem with John is that it’s a national security problem. He knows some of my thoughts. He knows what I think about leaders. What happens if he reveals what I think about a certain leader and it’s not very positive and I have to deal on behalf of the country?”

_DJT

Trump added that Bolton left his White House on negative terms last September and “you don’t like people testifying when they didn’t leave on good terms.”

Trump also announced a new travel ban that he will officially announce soon:

https://twitter.com/ElmaAksalic/status/1219959633386754048

“We’re adding a couple of countries” to the ban. We have to be safe. Our country has to be safe. You see what’s going on in the world. Our country has to be safe.”

-DJT

According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the White House plan to expand the ban, the Trump administration wants to double the scope of the ban by blacklisting seven more countries: Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.

Trump did not share any more details about the ban’s expansion, saying, “it’s going to be announced very shortly.”

NPR:

Trump also denied knowing Lev Parnas again and called him a “groupie” who shows up at fundraisers:

“I don’t know him, other than he’s sort of like a groupie. He shows up at fundraisers. I don’t know anything about him.”

-DJT

Trump sounds very tired and should just go to bed. Full press conference below:

Morning Joe fact checks Trump’s bigly Davos spew:

Ms. G

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