1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Look, Biden and his son are stone cold crooked and you know it. His son walks out with millions of dollars. The kid knows nothing. You know it and so do we. Go ahead and ask a question.
(Reporter: The question sir was what did you want president Zelenskiy to to about Vice President Biden and his son Hunter?)
Are you talking to me? You haven't finished with me?
(Reporter, Jeff Mason: Yeah, it was just a follow up of what I just asked you, sir.)
Listen, listen, you ready? We have the president of Finland. Ask him a question.
(Reporter, Jeff Mason: I have one for him. I just wanted to follow up on the one that I asked you, which was...)
Did you hear me? Did you hear me? Ask him a question please.
(Reporter, Jeff Mason: I will....)
I've given you a long answer, ask this gentleman a question. Don't be rude.
2. UPSOUND: Jeff Mason, Reuters White House reporter:
"No sir, I don't want to be rude. I just wanted you to have a chance to answer the question that I asked you."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"I've answered everything. It's a whole hoax and you know who is playing into the hoax? People like you and the fake news media that we have in this country and I say in many cases, the corrupt media because you're corrupt. Much of the media in this country is not just fake, it's corrupt and you have some very fine people, too, great journalists, great reporters but it, to a large extent, it's corrupt and it's fake. Ask the president of Finland a question, please."
4. UPSOUND: Jeff Mason, Reuters White House reporter:
"OK I'll move on now. My second question to you sir is the WTO ruled today in favor of the United States, saying that the United States can now impose tariffs on European goods because of illegal subsidies against Airbus..."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"That was a big win for the United States, right? You never had wins with other presidents, did you? But we're having a lot of wins at the WTO since I became president.
(Jeff Mason: This was a case that started I think 10 or 15 years ago.)
Ok, excuse me, the wins are now because they think I don't like the WTO and they want to make sure I'm happy. Because all of those countries were ripping off the United States for many years. They know that I'm wise to it. We've had a lot of wins. This was a seven billion dollar win not bad."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland:
"But I think the question is for me.
(Mason: So the question sir, is if you're concerned that the president will impose those tariffs and the effect that that may have on the economy?)
Yes, first of all, when I referred to your democracy, I just wanted to tell that I'm impressed what American people have gained during these decades, hundreds of years, building up a very impressive democracy. So keep it going on. To WTO, I have a lot of respect to multilateralism and to international institutions. So WTO has given now a decision which is well, quite tough with Europe. But I just say that the WTO has said its opinion and that's that."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"And I just want to finish by saying it's an honor to be with the president of Finland. He's done a fantastic job. Very popular, beloved, over in Finland. The WTO has been much better to us since I've been president because they understand they can't get away with what they've been getting away with for so many years which is ripping off the United States. And please remember the president's last remarks, that we are a great democracy. We are a great, the United States is a great democracy. And I'm airing what I'm airing because we are in fact a democracy. And if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough we would be a far greater nation.
(Reporter) We are, Mr. President.
We would be a far greater one when we don't have the CNNs of the world who are corrupt people. Thank you very much everybody."
Unleashing unconcealed fury about Democrats and the press, President Donald Trump railed Wednesday against former Vice President Joe Biden, his son, the media and the investigation into his dealings with Ukraine at a joint press conference in the White House East Room with Finland's president.
After a particularly combative appearance in the Oval Offfice early in the day, Trump displayed an unusual show of anger during the press conference, stating, without evidence, that Biden and his son are "stone cold crooked."
He then demanded that a reporter pressing him on his dealings with Ukraine move on and pose a question to the Finnish president, eventually labeling the reporter "corrupt."
When the reporter directs his question to Sauli Niinisto, about the WTO's ruling on EU's Airbus subsidies, Trump jumps in and calls it "a big win for the United States."
"You never had wins with other presidents, did you? But we're having a lot of wins at the WTO since I became president," he added.
Niinisto then turned to Trump and said, "But I think the question is for me," before saying that he has "a lot of respect to multilateralism and to international institutions."
Trump wrapped up the joint press conference by again going after the press in the room, saying that while the US is in fact a "great democracy," it would be far greater "if the press were straight and honest and forthright and tough."