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  President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Act  CSPAN  November 16, 2018 7:47pm-8:01pm EST

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football. and it was -- oh my god, i'm 28 years old and this is it. >> sunday night at eight p.m. eastern on q&a. >> the midterm election of 2018 change the balance of power in congress. democrats taking control of the house and republicans holding the majority in the senate members now prepare for the new congress in january. new congress, new leaders, watch the process unfold on c-span. >> president trump signed a bill creating a new cyber security agency within the department of homeland security. "after words" he answered questions from reporters in the oval office.
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[inaudible conversations] >> thank you for coming over so fast. this was a little uninspected and you do not expect to be here but it's important what were doing right now that you should be here and it should be covered. today is my great honor to sign the cyber security and infrastructure security agency act into law. the people behind me alongside of me have been working long and hard on this for years and i want to congratulate them. we are grateful to be joined by house majority leader, kevin mccarthy. majority leader. senator ron johnson is been
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fantastic ally in somebody who's doing and a terrible job and chairs the senate committee on homeland security and governmental affairs and chairman michael who had a great victory in texas and he's in charge of the house committee in homeland security. michael, congratulations. >> thank you, sir. >> solid victory. i also want to thank secretary of homeland security kiersten nielsen and undersecretary chris for being here and they, too, have been working long and hard on this bill. every date america's adversaries are taking our cyber defenses in an attempt to gain access to our critical input structure, exploit our great companies and undermine our entire way of life. we can't let that happen. this vital education will establish a new agency within the department of romance ready to lead the federal government civilian response to the cyber threats against our nation and we had any threats against our nation, cyber is going to be in
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this form and threats have taken place and we been doing good at knocking them out but now we will be this will make us, i think, much more effective. we are putting people that are the best in the world in charge and will have a whole different ballgame. cyber is to a large extent where it is at. men and women of the new cyber security and production agency will be on the frontlines of our cyber defense and will partner with the private sector and all levels of government to defend america's power grid, banks, italic medications and other critical part of our economy. cyber battle space evolves and faster than a lot of people want to talk about but that no space it is. as the cyber battle space evolved this new agency will ensure that we confront the full range of threats from
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nationstates, cyber criminals and other malicious actors of which there are many. this will go a long way and it's a very important piece of litigation and it is my honor to have all of you with us. thank you, ron. thank you very much. we appreciate your hard work. thank you. mr. leader, thank you. >> okay. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. >> can you comment on the cnn ruling a moment ago? >> no, people have to behave.
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were writing up rules and regulations. i thank you are tweeted unfairly and you are tweeted very unfairly because you have somebody interrupting you and if they don't listen to the rules and relations we will end up back in court and we will win but more poorly we will just leave. then you won't be very happy. we do get good ratings. >> [inaudible] >> decorum. you can't take the three questions or four questions and stand up and not sit down. you have to practice decorum. you were there and you understand and you understand that we want total freedom of the press is more important to me than anybody would believe but you have to act with respect in the white house and what i see the ways were setting up what we requested and always first amendment but that's the way it is.
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we always have the option of leaving. we feel that things are being tweeted properly and the other media and other press room will not be happy but i've instructed my people when they are not tweeted properly you have the right to just leave, anytime you want. >> [inaudible] >> china wants to make a deal. china wants to make a deal. they sent a list of things they're willing to do which was a large list and just not acceptable for me but at some point we are doing actually well
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with respect to china and have a great respect for president xi and china in china to take advantage of the united states for many years and ron johnson knows that maybe better than anybody because ron's a big believer in what i'm doing and they will come in and open up china or make it there because it is not there right now. they do very little business with them and we do a lot of business and plus they have tremendous barriers and tariffs on us that we do not have in them. that's all changed and we put our own tariffs, $250 billion worth of goods and have another 267 billion to go if we want to. we may not have to do that but china would like to make a deal. our country has done very wellin china is not done very well. they been down 30%, 32% and then down substantially. we have helped create china as we know it today by allowing money to be sucked out of our
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country by the billions. $500 billion a year in many cases. over a long period of time. we can't allow that to happen. i think we will have a great relationship with china and hopefully make a deal and if we don't, we have tariffs coming in at $250 billion worth of these are were talking billions and billions a month will flow into and authorities started flowing into our country. china has never been put in this position and i want to put them in a great position. it's called reciprocal and we have to have reciprocal trade. we can have trade that is meant for stupid people and that's way they did advantage of our country. we don't have that anymore and they understand that.
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>> [inaudible] it's a complete list and a lot of the things we ask for there are things for a five big things left off and will get them to but as you know it's a complete list, 142 items. and it's a lot of items. thank you very much everybody. . >> and the best employment numbers we have ever had.
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there are people in the united states right now at this moment that have never worked in the united states - - that have ever worked by far i am extremely happy with almost all of my cabinet. changes are made because they are always made. i am thrilled with the way the country is going we are making trade deals we just made a deal with mexico, canada, they were horrible deals before. >> speed nine. >> there was never supposed to be a molar investigation. and they never should have had the so-called investigation which in theory it isn't but as far as i'm concerned if you
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take everything personally you do better that way it never should have taken place it continues to go on i am sure it will be just fine you know, why? because there was no collusion the fact is i was a much better candidate than hillary clinton. i campaigned very well i easily won the election that is a big difference. >> i write the answers my lawyers don't write answers. i was asked a series of questions very easily i'm sure that i to try to catch people was it sunny or rainy?
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the senate so always be careful you answer four questions that have poor intentions but they were routinely answered by me. . >> i have not submitted them yet. i just finish them we have been in europe and working on various deals. you can see how happy our farmers are. i don't need lawyers to do that.
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they are not very difficult questions. lauren, mark warner and kamala harris. this is three hours.