Palm Beach International Airport
Palm Beach, Florida

4:46 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  So, after a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things happened, a lot of horrible things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country — it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia.  The most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

There was no collusion with Russia.  There was no obstruction, and — none whatsoever.  And it was a complete and total exoneration.  It’s a shame that our country had to go through this.  To be honest, it’s a shame that your President has had to go through this for — before I even got elected, it began.  And it began illegally.  And hopefully, somebody is going to look at the other side.  This was an illegal takedown that failed.  And hopefully, somebody is going to be looking at the other side.

So it’s complete exoneration.  No collusion.  No obstruction.

Thank you very much.  Thank you.

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