The White House is expected to deliver a “fearlessly bold” speech in Wisconsin on Thursday, as he prepares for a possible White House bid.
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| Bloomberg via Getty Images Trump: ‘I would have been fine’ if I’d been born in Germany source Bloomberg via The Hill article President Donald Trump said he would have “been fine” if he’d been “born in Germany,” in a tweet Tuesday night that cited an interview he did with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that was broadcast on the same day.
Trump, in a second tweet, wrote that the “only thing I regret is that I am not as tall as Bill.”
“I would not be the president today if I had been born there,” Trump said in a Wednesday tweet.
The president’s tweets came as he announced his presidential campaign in a post on Twitter Tuesday night.
The tweet was the latest in a series of tweets about Trump’s birthplace, in which the president has said he was born in New York City.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
A spokesman for the White House press office did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday morning about whether the president had discussed the “fears” in his tweets about the “deplorables” in a speech he’s expected to give Thursday.
In his interview on Fox News, Trump was asked if he was worried about “people from the very, very large and powerful nations coming here, especially from Germany, which has some of the toughest immigration laws in the world.”
Trump responded: “I would say that it’s a disaster.
It’s a tremendous disaster.”
In his first campaign speech on Nov. 2, Trump said the country was headed toward a “total and complete shutdown” because of “dehumanizing attitudes.”
The president later said in the same interview with O’Rielly that he was “very surprised” by “people like [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel” when he spoke to them.