King Orchards Market
Central Lake, Michigan
3:30 p.m. EDT
Q Mr President, if I may ask you a question, please let me know.
THE PRESIDENT: Sure. (Laugh.)
Q Right now, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
Q Would you say that in the Russians’ recent hack, this means that –
THE PRESIDENT: We’re not sure it’s the Russians.
F Okay most –
THE PRESIDENT: (inaudible) I have a briefing on the – because I was on the plane, I got off the plane too late. I have a short one, and –
Q Do you know who it could be, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: I ââam in better shape to speak to you about this – wait a minute.
I’ll tell you what they sent me – okay? – that – the idea – at first we’re not sure who it is, number one. And what I did, I directed all of the resources of – the government to help respond if we find –
And the fact is, I instructed the secret service to give me an in-depth look at what happened, and I’ll know better tomorrow. And if so, either with knowledge and / or a consequence of Russia, then I told Putin that we will answer. And but –
Q: Have you already told him, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: No. No. I didn’t call because we didn’t – we’re not sure. And the first thought was that it wasn’t the Russian government, but we’re not sure yet. So –
Q Mr. President, do you think Sha’Carri – do you think Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban – is their temporary ban on marijuana, do you think that’s fair, sir?
Q Could you tell us why you are in Michigan today? What is Michigan about on the eve of Independence Day, what brought you here?
THE PRESIDENT: Cherry pie.
Q Sir, do you think the ban is fair? Do you think their ban on marijuana is fair?
THE PRESIDENT: You see, it is – the rules are the rules, and everyone knows what the rules are. Whether they should stay that way – that should remain the rule is another question, but the rules are the rules. And I was really proud of the way she reacted.
And so – okay, thanks guys.
F Mr. President, one on Surfside. Did you have a comment today on the officials’ announcement that they would have to demolish the remaining part of the tower?
THE PRESIDENT: No, I am not. I was not informed by FEMA whether or not that is so – why did they make that decision.
3:32 p.m. EDT