2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"So with Russia, we have been speaking to Russia about that, about a pact for nuclear, so that they get rid of some, we get rid of some. We'd probably have to put China in there. But right now we're number one, Russia is number two and China is number three. But China is quite a bit down in terms of nuclear. China's much lower but we would certainly want to include China at some point. But I would think that the relationship is good. We're trying to have a good relationship. It's very hard in light of the phony witch hunt which is now dead. But I will say this, with Russia if we could get a pact where they reduce and we reduce nuclear, that would be a great thing for the world. And I do believe, I do believe that will happen. We have discussed it. I've also discussed it with China. I've discussed it with President Putin. I've also discussed it with China. And I will tell you China was very, very excited about talking about it and so is Russia. So I think we'll have a deal at some point. But this particular pact you're talking about that expired as of today, they weren't living up to their commitment and I said if they're not going to live up to their commitment, then we have to, we always have to be in the lead. You know, I've redone our nuclear. We have new nuclear coming. I hate to tell that to people, I hate to say it because it's devastating. But we've always got to be in the lead. Hopefully and hope to God you never have to use it."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"With respect to Afghanistan, we've made a lot of progress. We're talking but we've also made a lot of progress. We're reducing it. We've been there for 19 years. We're really serving as policemen. We could win Afghanistan in two days two or three days or four days if we wanted. But I'm not looking to kill 10 million people.
(Reporters shouting questions)
We could win that war very easily. I could win that war in a week if I wanted to but I'm not looking to kill 10 million people. OK. Many of them would be innocent people, I'm not looking to do and I'm not talking nuclear by the way. I'm talking totally conventional but I'm not looking to kill millions of people in Afghanistan."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"EU is very tough to deal with. They're, you know they're very difficult. They have barriers, they had barriers on beef. We broke that barrier today. I appreciate it. It's a group of countries, as you know, we love those countries but for dealing with them they're very very difficult. But we did a very big deal today, beef, and we're going to be selling them a big percentage of their beef. And that's great for our ranchers and farmers. So we were happy to do it.
(Reporter: Are auto tariffs off the table?)
Auto, auto tariffs are never off the table. If they would not treat us fairly, which they're not, I mean, you know, it's right now. Look, the EU has tremendous barriers to us. But we just broke the first barrier and maybe we broke it because of the fact that if I don't get what we want, I'll put auto tariffs, because it's all about the automobile and it's all about the tariffs. If I don't get what I want, I'll have no choice but maybe to do that. But so far they've been very good."
5. Trump walks away from press, across South Lawn and boards Marine One
With the expiration Friday of a landmark arms control treaty between the United States and Russia, President Donald Trump says U.S. has been talking to Russia and China about a new nuclear arms pact.
The Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty or INF came to an end with the U.S. announcing that in the coming weeks it planned to test a new missile that would have been prohibited under the accord, which was signed in 1987.
Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Bedminster, New Jersey Friday that Russia wasn't living up to its commitment on the treaty.
But he said he has spoken with Rusisan president Vladimir Putin and with China about a different deal, which he claims they are "very excited about" negotiating.
"If we could get a pact where they reduce and we reduce nuclear, that would be a great thing for the world. And I do believe, I do believe that will happen," Trump said.
The president was also asked about reports that the U.S. is pulling thousands of troops out of Afghanistan in exchange for some concessions from the Taliban.
Trump didn't confirm the reports but said the U.S. "is talking" with the Taliban and has "made a lot of progress."
He also reiterated his claim that the United States could win a war in Afghanistan "in a week" if he wanted to but added, "I'm not looking to kill 10 million people."
Trump also hailed the agreement with the European Union on beef announced earlier in the day but said auto tariffs are not off the table.
"If I don't get what we want, I'll put auto tariffs, because it's all about the automobile and it's all about the tariffs. If I don't get what I want, I'll have no choice but maybe to do that," Trump said. But added, "So far they've been very good."