Trump Phone Call Transcripts Leaked: "New Hampshire Is A Drug Infested Den"

It will probably not come as a surprise that days after the biggest shake up among White House communications personnel, the Washington Post obtained transcripts of President Trump's classified calls with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the early days of his presidency back in January. While details of the calls had been made public previously, this is the first time entire transcripts have leaked out.

Back then, when the biggest issue on Trump's domestic policy plate was the issue of the "Great Wall" across the Mexican border, and the fate of refugees coming into the US, which eventually led to various lawsuits blocking Trump's immigration and travel ban from several mostly Muslim countries, the president expressed frustration over accepting refugees from Australian detention centers under a humanitarian deal negotiated by the Obama administration and candidly discussed the Mexican border wall, telling the Mexican president "If you are going to say that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, then I do not want to meet with you guys anymore because I cannot live with that."

One of the funniest lines: "On the wall, you and I both have a political problem. My people stand up and say, 'Mexico will pay for the wall,' and your people probably say something in a similar but slightly different language."

In a line likely to surprise some Trump supporters, the president described the wall as "the least important thing we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important."

On the sensitive issue of payment, Trump told the Mexican president "you cannot say that to the press,” urging him to refrain from the public statements because of the political damage it would impose on Trump.  He also asked Nieto not to oppose Trump's demand that Mexico pay for the wall, telling him the funding would "come out in the wash, and that is okay."

Trump said both he and Nieto should say they “will work it out” when forced to answer questions about the wall. Nieto pushed back at Trump's demands, saying the wall was "an issue related to the dignity of Mexico and goes to the national pride of my country.”

He ultimately said he would “stop talking about the wall” but did not agree in anyway that Mexico would pay for its construction. Since the call, Trump has continued to publicly say that Mexico would pay for the wall when he has been asked about it, even as the government has taken steps to fund it in different ways. The House has included $1.6 billion in funding for the wall in an appropriations measure under consideration by Congress. Democrats oppose including any more for the way in appropriations measures.

In another controversial exchange with the Mexican leader over the drug problem in the US and Mexico, Trump said "We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less money than candy. I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den."

In a separate phone call, Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this year that he had a better call with Russian President Vladimir Putin before ending a contentious phone call. Trump argued with Turnbull over an agreement on refugees the U.S. president thought was unfair during their first conversation following his inauguration.

“I have had it,” Trump told his Australian counterpart during the Jan. 28 call, according to the same leaked transcript. “I have been making these calls all day, and this is the most unpleasant call all day.”

Some other Turnbull call highlights:

  • "This is going to kill me. I am the world's greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people."
  • "I hate taking these people. I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people."

Aside from embarrassing the president, the leaks present a major headache for Gen. Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff, who is expected to bring back normalcy to the Oval cabinet. As The Hill notes, the disclosure is likely to raise alarms at the White House, which has struggled to contain leaks of classified and sensitive information. As Axios adds, the calls remain classified, so the fact that the transcripts made it to the Post is a serious issue. Both documents include notes that the transcripts had been reviewed by Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg Jr., the chief of staff for the National Security Council.

Trump’s calls with foreign leaders have not been declassified. The White House said in February, days after the call, it would probe how the details of the call became public


Manthong BaBaBouy Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:38 Permalink

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Paging General Kelley General Kelley, please come to the front desk… Where the F are the firing squads?

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MarsInScorpio Art Van Delay (not verified) Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:04 Permalink

To All:After spending billions, and billions, and billions of dollars for this so-called Security System, which monitors every electronic interaction in the US, you are telling me the Unholy Trinity of the NSA, CIA, and FBI, can't trace the leaks?This article is indisputable proof the Unholy Trinity is actively trying to depose the legitimate government of the United States.Add the outrageous facts of Robert Muller - Clinton Crony and Protector following the end of James Comey in that role - and Jeff Sessions appointing Wasserman-Schultz's BROTHER to investigate her massive criminality, and the Congress refusing to investigate this entire coup, should tell you that:"NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO FORGET THEIR PARTY AND ACT INDENDENTLY OF IT IN A COUNTER-COUP TO SAVE AMERICA!"

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mc888 BullyBearish Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:23 Permalink

I don't think it's lack of truth as much as a lack of suitable trustworthy replacements.That budgetary EO flew under everyone's radar... he could shut down every agency in the Exec Branch, but what are you gonna replace it with? And who's gonna run it?Still couldn't hurt to chop some heads just to set an example.

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7thGenMO Av8or Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:32 Permalink

These transcripts are actually somewhat encouraging in that he is at least paying lip service to his campaign promises.  Echoing the Manthong comment above, perhaps the best way to drain the swamp is have a regiment of hand-picked, loyal to The Republic, anti-globalist military officers show up at every bureacracy, including the Pentagon, and begin handing out pink slips - starting with anyone promoted to a top position under Obama.  They could then head on over to The Fed and begin auditing, which would ultimately end up with the arrest of many at Goldman-Sachs.

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The Chief Cognitive Dissonance Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:19 Permalink

CD and all,Please note that this leak contains info that pre-dates Kelley and has likely been leaked by that wretched crew run by Priebus. This will continue but we won't see anything come out that is dated after Kelly's assumption of command.It appears that we now know just who was in the "leak business" inside the Whitehouse. A suspicion that we have all had all along. Let's see a change of command ceremony at Justice and the firing of every Clinton/Obama holdover appointee. Every one, regardless of where they are in perspective cases....(which is likely stonewalling and covering the tracks of their ZOG masters).

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MarsInScorpio DingleBarryObummer Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:45 Permalink

DingleBarryObummer:So your bio says you've been a member for 1-year and 2-weeks, and you don't know that by clicking on a person's handle it takes you to a page with a bio and when the person came aboard?You are either the dumbest SOB here, or someone has been stashing names over the past 2-years, waiting to develop the handle at a later date.Which is it?Either way, E S & D. 

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Kafir Goyim DingleBarryObummer Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:52 Permalink

Hey Dumb Ass -   DingleBarryObummer = 1 year 23 weeks.  It's easy.  How do you not know this?There are left leaning people such as Alan Dershowitz, who understand that the left has gone way too far in their opposition of the sitting president.  You may be butt-hurt, but you are not in the right on this issue.  It is you and your kind that are tearing the republic part, not Trump or those who support him.

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Miss Expectations Kafir Goyim Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:18 Permalink

Do you know how many times Dershowitz flew on Alan Epstein's private jet?Just released flight records show Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has been flying with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on the financier's private jet dubbed the 'Lolita Express' since as early as 1997, despite public statements that they were only acquaintances.Read more: Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Sent Bill Clinton $3.5 Million From Secret Swiss Bank AccountBillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein sent $3.5 million to Bill and Hillary Clinton‘s foundation after an underage sex slave probe began, according to secret Swiss bank records leaked by a whistleblower.The details of the shocking money transfer are contained in internal bank data that a computer expert took with him when he left HBSC bank in 2007 — and recently provided to several news agencies, including London’s Guardian newspaper.The paper reports that, in addition to the $3.5 million sent to the Clinton foundation from his secret Swiss bank account, Epstein also wired $25,000 to another Clinton charity in July 2006. (Palm Beach Police began their investigation of Epstein’s abuse of young girls in March of 2005, according to the police report obtained by Radar.)The FBI joined the investigation in 2006 amid evidence that dozens of underage girls had been abused by Epstein and his friends, but the billionaire dodged federal prosecution thanks to a sweetheart deal negotiated with the Justice Department by lawyers including Ken Starr, the special counsel who ironically investigated Clinton’s financial dealings and sex allegations during his presidency.The FBI probe was halted and its files tightly sealed — including all security camera video that might show the sex activities of Epstein and his pals — in exchange for his guilty plea to two relatively-minor underage sex charges.… 

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MarsInScorpio Bes Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:41 Permalink

To All:This post by Bes is another example of AI participation in the comments.Note that the timestamp on Bes is exactly 1-minute after the timestamp of the person it (the AI) is replying to.To pull that off, Bes must see the post at exactly 10:58:00 - and who knows if it didn't go up at 10:58:59 and still get the 10:58 timestamp - and then, 1) after seeing and reading it for comprehension; 2) decide whether to reply; 3) click on reply; 4) wait for the reply page to open; 5) compose its screed in a manner no human would ever follow - lack of grammar, punctuation, Twitter-style character count at 51 for the longest phrase; 6) look it over once more "just to make sure" it's "sufficiently" obnoxious, insulting, and crude; 7) click on Save; 8) send it off to ZH for processing . . .All that, within a max timeframe of 2-minutes.The statistically probability of a human doing that is near-zero.Watch Bes in the future - and you'll see these same characteristics. Add to that its membership on ZH of only 10-weeks, and what does it tell you?Bes is statistically likely to be AI.Its been added to the database to track into the future for a final statistical probability.Wake up people - ZH is getting flooded with AI bots, in the same style of writing as found in news articles in Malicious Seditious Media articles already.To Bes' programmer: We are on to you - E S & D.

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