President-elect Donald Trump sat down for an on-the-record meeting with the New York Times on Tuesday afternoon.
Trump has been meeting with members of the media all week, mostly to questionable results.
He held an off-the-record (meaning no quotes from Trump were allowed to be published) meeting with a group of media members on Monday.
Sources told the New York Post that meeting was "like a fucking firing squad" as Trump berated all of them.
But the Times requested an on-the-record meeting. On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted the meeting was canceled.
The Times found out Trump had canceled it only when they saw his tweet.
It's possible Trump canceled the meeting because Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus lied to him to try and stop him from having an on-the-record meeting.
Within a few hours, Trump tweeted the meeting was back on. The Donald made his way to the New York Times building in Manhattan.
He met with heads and reporters at the newspaper, who asked a series of questions about his administration from climate change to Russian relations to racist alt-right organizations.
On Wednesday morning, the Times published a transcript so we could all see exactly what Trump had to say.
And then we went ahead and turned some of the quotes from the meeting into inspirational posters.
Donald Trump on a potential conflict of interest:
Trump was asked if he discussed wind farms with leaders of Brexit, which would have been a potential conflict of interest as it concerns one of his golf courses.
On how he would separate his business and the presidency:
Trump was asked how he would structure his company so as to not have it interact with his presidential work.
On how Trump will handle Republicans who opposed him:
On America's relationship to NATO and Russia:
Trump was asked what he believes America's relationship is with NATO and Russia.
On a meeting that was potentially a conflict of interest:
Trump was asked about a meeting he had this past week with partners of the Trump businesses, which he is not supposed to be handling as president. The meeting was documented in a photo.
On climate change:
Trump was asked if he had an open mind on climate change.
Continued from his answer on potential Brexit wind conflict of interest:
On who from the New York Times can talk to Trump:
Unprompted, Trump said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times, can call him if he got something wrong. However, Maureen Dowd, famous opinion columnist, can not call him.
More on dealing with Republicans who disagreed with him:
Trump was asked about his meeting with Obama.
On growing business in the United States:
Trump said he would keep factories in the U.S. He was then asked if he was worried the factory workers would lose their jobs to robots.
More on how he would keep his business and the presidency separate:
And more on conflict of interest:
On betraying his fan base:
Trump was asked if he would run his presidency on more strictly Republican platforms than how he campaigned. He was asked if he worried the people who supported him would feel betrayed.
Bonus: Priebus on how many people Trump won Florida by:
The transcript was certainly illuminating.
Citations: New York Post, Huffington Post, New York Times