The Pool was escorted out of the Cabinet Room at 12:04 p.m.
More from POTUS:
–On his physical: “I went for a physical on Saturday,” he says. Says he was only at Walter Reed for a short time for a very routine physical. The rest of the physical will take place in January. While at Walter Reed, he visited family of a young soldier who was badly injured and was in the operating room. Says he toured the hospital for a little while. Got back to the White House and “was greeted with the news that, “’We understand you had a heart attack.’” People public relations people called and asked, “’Sir, are you OK?’ I said OK for what?’”
–On the media: “These people are sick. They are sick. … We don’t have freedom of the press in this country. We have the opposite. We have a very corrupt media, and I hope they can get their act straight.”
–On impeachment: Calls inquiry “a kangaroo court” headed by “little shifty Schiff.” Claims that Democrats are using “the impeachment hoax” for their own political gain to try to damage the Republican Party. “But it’s had the opposite effect,” he says.