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Full transcript: Trump's Wall Street Journal interview - Source Politico

Posted on Aug 02,2017
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A Wall Street Journal spokesperson said the paper is "proud of the on-the-record interview we conducted with President Donald Trump, which produced multiple, newsworthy articles."

Source Politico

By JOSH DAWSEY and HADAS GOLD

WASHINGTON, DC. - President Donald Trump called his son-in-law a “good boy” while thanking Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker for a positive editorial about Jared Kushner and said the leader of the Boy Scouts told him his jamboree speech was “the greatest speech ever made to them.”

The comments, made to The Wall Street Journal and obtained in a transcript by POLITICO, show Trump holding forth at length with Baker and engaging in a familiar back and forth. Baker, according to the transcript, asked many of the questions and took the lead byline on the main piece about the interview as well, an unusual step for the editor in chief of a paper with a large White House reporting staff.

The Journal has not published a full transcript of the interview. The newspaper posted certain excerpts of the transcript online, but the full version has circulated around the Journal newsroom as well as among others in New York and Washington.

Source Politico



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