President Trump encouraged Republicans to "get tougher and fight" back against Democrats trying to hurt the Republican party. At a cabinet meeting Monday, Trump said Democrats are vicious and stick together. Adding, "They stick together. They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst."
REPORTER: You said the Republicans need to get tough what are you talking about?
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: Well, I think the Democrats fight dirty. I think the Democrats are lousy politicians with a lousy policy. They want open borders, they don't care about crime, they want sanctuary cities, they don't care about drugs. They don't care about almost anything. They don't care about USMCA. How about that? I think their lousy politicians. But two things they have, they're vicious, and they stick together. They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst. They don't have people like that. They stick together. You never see them break off.
You never see somebody go out and--that's why I respected so much what I watched with Will Hurd today. Because he was one of the few that didn't seem to be there and yet he made a statement. He said well, I haven't seen any complaints whatsoever from the Ukrainians. The Ukrainians didn't complain and they didn't tell any of our ambassadors.
This thing is all about a letter that was perfect. You never hear the letter anymore. It was all about whistleblowers. You never hear--what happened to the whistleblower? They're gone because they've been discredited. What happened to the informants? And where is the IG? Why didn't the IG read the letter, read the transcript? He could've gotten it, I guess, I assume. I would have declassified it for them if I had to do that. Why didn't he read this and then see that the whistleblowers account was totally different than the letter? Then he would've said oh, there's no problem here. The whistleblower gave a false account.
Now you have to say well, do we have to protect somebody that gave a false account? You know, these whistleblowers, they have them like their angels. Okay? So do we have to protect somebody that gave a totally false account of my conversation? I don't know. You tell me. Do we have to tell protect the informant? No, I happen to think that probably wasn't an informant. You know, the informant went to the whistleblower, the whistleblower and had second and third hand information. You remember that. That was a big problem. But the information was wrong.
So was there actually an informant? Maybe the informant was Schiff. It could be Shifty Schiff. In my opinion, it's possibly Schiff. Why didn't Schiff say that he and his staff or his staff or a whole group--why didn't he say that he met with the whistleblower? He knew all about the whistleblower. Why didn't he say? He's a crooked politician. Very bad for our country. This whole thing is very bad for our country.
In the midst of that, I'm trying to get out of wars, and we may have to get in wars too. Okay? We may have to get in wars. We are better prepared than we've ever been. If Iran does something, they'll be hit like they've never been hit before. I mean, we have things that were looking at. But can you imagine, I have to fight off these--these low lives. At the same time, I'm negotiating this very important thing. That should have been done during Obama and Bush and even before that, all right: so that's where we are right now.