n a press conference on Thursday, August 6, at the Whirlpool Factor, President Donald Trump told a group of supporters that because of his “rich enemies,” his speech at the press conference might be the last time that they’ll see him for a while. Watch the moment he said this in a video below and learn more about what happened.
Trump Said People Might Not See Him Soon & He Has a Lot of ‘Rich Enemies’
The statement was made during Trump’s remarks at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant. Here’s the full context around what he said, according to the White House transcript:
You know, in all fairness, at least the drug companies have to produce a product, and it has to be good product. But the middlemen — well, the rebate that I’m doing cuts out the middlemen, and it reduces costs, and the money goes back to the people purchasing the drugs.
So I have a lot of enemies out there. This may be the last time you’ll see me for a while. A lot of very, very rich enemies, but they are not happy with what I’m doing. But I figure we have one chance to do it, and no other President is going to do what I do. No other President would do a favored nations, a rebate, a buy from other nations at much less cost. Nobody. And there are a lot of unhappy people, and they’re very rich people, and they’re very unhappy.
You can watch the moment he made the statement in the video below:
You can watch the video of his full speech below.
Trump visited the Whirlpool plant on August 6 in Sandusky County, and supporters lined up on U.S. 20 to welcome him with campaign signs, NBC 24 reported. During his speech, Trump talked about how his trade policy would help the manufacturing industry.
Trump Wore a Mask During His Whirlpool Tour
Trump toured the Whirlpool plant and met the CEO and some employees before his speech. During his tour, he wore a face mask.
Trump has recently come out in strong public support of face masks. On July 20, Trump tweeted that it was patriotic to wear a face mask, while sharing a photo wearing one.
We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!
Trump has had a lot to say about masks over the last few months. In May, he appeared to make fun of Joe Biden for wearing a mask when he retweeted a tweet from Fox News analyst Brit Hume, who made fun of how Biden looked in a mask, CBS News reported. But Trump later said he never made fun of Biden for wearing a mask, the New York Times reported. Trump insisted that he wouldn’t criticize Biden for wearing a mask, The Hill reported. After Memorial Day, Trump said: “Biden can wear a mask, but he was standing outside with his wife, perfect conditions, perfect weather. They’re inside they don’t wear masks. And so I thought it was very unusual that he had it on. But I thought that was fine. I wasn’t criticizing him at all. Why would I do a thing like that?”
After his speech at Whirlpool, Trump attended a fundraising event in Cleveland, NBC 24 reported.
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