Highlights from ABC News' 30 hours with Trump
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos spent 30 hours with President Trump for a wide-ranging interview in which he opened up about everything from his frustration with House Democrats to his dining habits (he's "not a breakfast guy at all.").
Details: In the interview, Trump insisted his trade war is "allowing us to make great trade deals" and he's making up farmers' losses with the tariffs he's collecting. He also repeated unfounded claims that Russia would prefer to have his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as president and that she conspired with Russia. Here are some other highlights.
On North Korea
TRUMP: "I put on sanctions. ... We've gotten our hostages back. We've gotten — the remains. And they continue to come back."
Reality check: The Pentagon said in May it had given up hope of recovering any more remains of U.S. troops killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War in the near future, per Reuters.
On nuclear weapons
TRUMP: "There's been essentially no testing whatsoever except for very short range. And that's something that a lot of nations test frankly, what he tested. I think we've made tremendous progress.
"Now, I will let you know if it goes the other way. And ... it can happen instantly. But we've done a very good job. George, prior to my getting here, nuclear testing all over the place. Moving mountains. I mean, moving — this was serious nuclear stuff. There's nothing like that. You don't even hear about anything."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Do you think he's still building nuclear weapons?"
TRUMP: "I don't know. I hope not. ... He promised me he wouldn't be testing. I think he'd like to meet again. And I think he likes me a lot. ... we have a chance to do something."
On his tax returns
TRUMP: "The Senate, they’d like to get my financial statement. At some point, I hope they get it."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "You going to turn it over?"
TRUMP: "No, at some point, I might, but at some point I hope they get it because it’s ... a fantastic financial statement."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "You know other presidents have turned over their tax returns."
TRUMP: "They want to keep it going as long as possible to try to demean and hurt as much as possible so they can possibly win the presidential election. They’re not going to win the presidential election. Nobody’s done, in two and a half years, the job I’ve done as president."
On health care
TRUMP: "If we win back the House, we're going to produce phenomenal health care. And we already have the concept of the plan, but it'll be less expensive than Obamacare by a lot. And it'll be much better health care."
STEPHANOPOULOS: "Don't you have to tell people what the plan is?"
TRUMP: "We'll be announcing that in about two months. Maybe less."
On House Democrats
TRUMP: "I find Congress more difficult than frankly than many of the foreign leaders. .... they have their own views and —"
STEPHANOPOULOS: "But that’s democracy, isn’t it?
TRUMP: "Yeah, I guess it is, but ... so many things like the border, the border should be done, George. ... The Democrats should come in and 15 minutes to an hour we can have it all solved. It’s so simple."