*From:* "Parker, Ashley" <xxx@washpost.com>
*Date:* December 27, 2017 at 5:05:48 PM EST
*Subject:* *Pool report #7*

Here are some highlights. As always, please check against the official transcript, since the audio was a bit spotty. Special thanks to co-pooler Mike Schmidt of the NYT, for help w transcription.

To the media, when President Trump reached the pool after making his way down the line of first responders: Hows the media? Good? Everyone good?

He talked about the economy was doing very well, and how the country was setting records in stocks. Hows your 401K? Doing pretty well? Doing well, right? he asked. Theyre all doing well. The 401Ks are doing well, the stocks are doing well.

Trump then praised the tax cut that Republicans passed shortly before the winter holiday. So the country was really we took a big, big beautiful ship that were turning around, and a lot of good things are happening.

But I want to thank the job you do, medically and the paramedics the job you do with fires, its been incredible. So they said, Would you like to come over here and say hello? Some of youve met. Many of you down in Palm Beach. But you do a fantastic job so we just wanted to thank you very much. So thank you all very much. We appreciate it. Now Ill go back to Palm Beach and you go back to [inaudible] watching yourselves on television, alright? [Laughter]

He also repeatedly stressed how much legislation he had helped pass. We got a lot of legislation passed. They were saying that if we got this one done, we would have succeeded with legislation. But I believe and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer we have more legislation passed, including the record was Harry Truman a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done.

We have the all time record for stopping ridiculous regulations, and were very proud of that, thats one of the reasons stocks are up to record level.

Trump went on to say that the stock market had hit an all time high 84 times since he was elected in Nov. 2016. So thats something you can all be proud of. That makes you all look very smart. And your families say, Boy are you a great investor, right? When you have your numbers go up and your stocks go up, and everything else.

And thats a wrap.

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