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Fox News "Hannity" - Transcript Interview with Mark Meadows


Date: July 6, 2020


Here with reaction, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

You know, the president did help out, did he not, in Washington, D.C. The president did help out in Minneapolis. And in those two areas, we saw a dramatic change, didn't we?

MARK MEADOWS, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: Well, we saw a dramatic change, Sean, and the tragic news that you're sharing tonight. Unfortunately, it's going to repeat itself over and over again if we do not get behind our law enforcement, if we do not make sure that we stand up for law and order.

And this president is doing exactly that. In fact, he's the only thing that stands between a mob and the American people. You know, first, it's the statues. Then it's the businesses. Then it's their homes.

You know, sadly, we have a loss of life, and yet this president is willing and not only willing but has already put forth federal resources to make sure that we can restore law and order. He did that about ten days ago, not only in D.C. but across the nation. That's the untold story where this president was willing and did indeed provide federal resources in Minneapolis, as you mention.

Also in Seattle, Portland, when we look at some of these cities, St. Louis, as he goes forward, he's making sure that we have not only the Department of Justice but the Department of Homeland Security and others to make sure that our communities are safe.

It is time that Joe Biden eventually condemns all of these people that are saying that we should defund the police. It's not enough to be against that policy. He needs to come out and say, you have to go the other way and support our law enforcement officers.

HANNITY: We're going to go over some of his -- by the way, all the Democrats, modern Democrats praising the former Klansman Robert KKK Byrd. Joe Biden's comments on segregation, his comments on integration from the past -- the mob and the media ignore this, Mark Meadows.

I watched the president -- by the way, very highly rated on Friday night, his speech at Mount Rushmore, and I watched his speech on Saturday night, the Fourth of July. And here, I -- there's no perfect country in the face of the earth.

My friend Gary Farber recently passed away, great pioneer in talk radio. There's no country in the face of the earth that accumulated more power, abused it less than this one -- I add -- and use that power for the advancement of the human condition.

America, Mark Meadows, we pay the price. We beat back the forces -- as the president talked about, in his speeches -- of fascism, Nazism, imperial Japan, communism, and now more recently, radical Islamism.

America did that and made the world a better, safer place. And that maybe one of the reason so many people around the world want to come into America and we're building walls to vet people.

MEADOWS: Well, you're exactly right, Sean. Our Founding Fathers, imperfect men that truly founded this nation on Judeo-Christian values that said what we need to do is form a more perfect union. And indeed, each and every day has been an advancement of that to make sure that not only are we the best country on the face of the globe, but more importantly, we continue to stand up for those values, for those who can't speak for themselves.

This president has been willing to do that. You mentioned the speech there at Mount Rushmore. Not only was it a historic speech, but he laid out really the difference. Are we going to be for anarchy? Or are we going to be for the rule of law and making sure that American citizens feel safe once again in their homes?

This president is willing to do that. Where is Joe Biden? In his basement.

You know, it's amazing. We've seen Joe Biden for 40 years talk a good game. And we've seen no results, no results.


HANNITY: Fifty-one, 125 years combined failure, him, Pelosi, and Schumer.

MEADOWS: Well, and as we look at that, it's -- it's not only that they are just talking in good game but they failed to act. And when they failed to act, there are real consequences of that. And, sadly, what we're seeing is, each and every day, those consequences really are played out on main street across America. And we've got to do something about it, and the time is now.

And this president is committed to do that. He's instructed his entire team to work on it.

HANNITY: America will be unrecognizable if it's Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden, and they implement this insane agenda.

By the way, I told you, you weren't going to leave permanently. I did twist your arm a little bit on national TV. We're glad to have you where you are, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

MEADOWS: Well, it's great to be back. Thanks so much. God bless America.

HANNITY: Thank you.

God bless America.