Trump Interview Highlights: WTO, Sessions, Capital Gains Taxes
(Bloomberg) -- Here are highlights from President Donald Trump’s Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News Thursday. Trump spoke with Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait and White House reporters Margaret Talev and Jennifer Jacobs.
On pulling out of the World Trade Organization:
“If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO.”
On Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump said his job is safe until the midterm elections in November:
“I just would love to have him do a great job.”
On indexing capital gains to inflation, a change that would amount to a tax cut for investors:
“I’m thinking about it.”
On Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, Trump said he doesn’t regret appointing him:
“I put a man in there who I like and respect.”
On a trade deal with Canada, he said he thought it was close:
“It may be by Friday or it may be within a period of time. But ultimately they have no choice.”
On social media companies:
"I mean, look the conservatives have been treated very unfairly."
With assistance from Editorial Board