tv Acting Defense Secy. Shanahan Remarks on Defense Nomination CSPAN May 10, 2019 5:50am-5:56am EDT
$9 million and $12 billion. puerto rico got $91 billion. and now the democrats are trying to hold up the money from georgia, from south carolina, from alabama, to florida. they're trying to hold it up. they're hurting florida. there holding -- i mean, what they're doing to north carolina, to louisiana. they're trying to hold relief aid. because puerto rico, which got $91 billion, have to love their president -- they want to get puerto rico more money, so they're willing to sacrifice georgia, alabama, south carolina, north carolina, florida, louisiana, and other states. the democrats are doing that. they are very divisive people. thank you very much. >> president trump announced he intends to name patrick shanahan as the next secretary of defense. mr. shanahan reacted to the announcement outside the pentagon.
>> good day, right? one >> in a comments? >> are you excited? >> very excited. >> what is your priority? >> to the job. ,he national defense strategy high priority, but as you can tell, real-world events that happen every day so you have to spin a lot of plates. >> what about iran? >> it is an important issue. secretary pompeo today, look for a statement from him. very well coordinated and crafted statement. i think there's a lot you can read into what he is trying to say. >> or military deployments? . expectations. on
>> [indiscernible] >> i know with a fired. i think we will hold off on talking about what it is but we will stick to our diplomacy. as you all know, we have not changed our operations or our posture. continue to generate the readiness we need in case diplomacy fails. >> [indiscernible] >> the biggest challenge is balancing it all. for me, it is about practicing select from neglect so we can stay focused on the future. it not ignore a lot of the and merging -- emerging important issues that pop up from day-to-day. >> did it surprise you to be nominated? "c-span's "washington journal
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