“Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure”

Highlights:

  • TikTok is moving along.  We’re dealing with Oracle, which you know of.  Larry Ellison.  And we’re dealing with, as a combination, Walmart — Walmart, a great company.  A great American company.  The security will be 100 percent.  They’ll be using separate clouds and a lot of very, very powerful security. 
  • And they’ll be making about a 5-billion-dollar contribution toward education.  We’re going to be setting up a very large fund toward the education of American youth.  And that’ll be great.  That’s their contribution that I’ve been asking for.
  • They’ll be hiring at least 25,000 people.  It’ll most likely be incorporated in Texas.  It’ll be a brand-new company.  It will have nothing to do with any outside land, any outside country.  It will have nothing to do with China.  It’ll be totally secure.  That’ll be part of the deal, and that will be both Oracle, as you know, and Walmart. 
  • The technology  deal is superior to anything in the world, and we like that.  And, again, a lot of jobs, a lot of money.  A lot of money for our country.  Billions of dollars of taxes will be paid every year.  And hundreds of millions of users, and they’ll be happy.  So everybody will be happy.  It’s a severance.
  • President Trump gives the Tik Tok deal his blessings.  If they get it done, that’s great.  If they don’t, that’s okay too.  But it’s a great deal for America, and very interesting. 
  • Responding to the press Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump said “I agree with the statement put out by Mitch McConnell.  I agree with it, actually, 100 percent.  I put out a very similar statement you saw.  So I think we’re going to start the process extremely soon, and we’ll have a nominee very soon.”
  • President Trump responded to a question regarding ByteDance: “Well, they’re going to report the full scope of the deal very soon.  Very soon.  But it’ll be totally controlled by Oracle and Walmart.  All of the control is Walmart and Oracle, two great American companies.  And you have the combination of the Walmart — that’s obvious — and the high-tech of Oracle and the genius of the two leaders of those companies.” 
  • U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R_ME) issued a statement that the next President should fill the seat of Justice Ginsburg: “Well, I totally disagree with her.  We have an obligation.  We won.  And we have an obligation, as the winners, to pick who we want.  That’s not the next President.  Hopefully, I’ll be the next President.  But we’re here now.  Right now, we’re here.  And we have an obligation to the voters, all of the people — the millions of people that put us here in the form of a victory.  We have an obligation to them, to all of those voters.  And it’s a very simple thing.”
  • President Trump said, “I have a short list.  I’ve had a short list for a while.  We added a number of people onto the list — the previous list.  We have about 45 altogether.  I do indeed have a short list.”
  • I could see, most likely, it would be a woman, yeah.  I think I can say that it would be a woman.  I would — if somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes.  The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate,” said Trump.