Panamanian President Responds to Trump Touting Building of the Panama Canal: ‘100 Years Ago’
GEIST: "Welcome back to 'Morning Joe.' President Trump hosted Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela at the White House yesterday. Here’s how he welcomed the Panamanian president to the White House."
TRUMP: "It’s our great honor to have president and Mrs. Varela from Panama. We have many things to discuss. We’re going to spend quite a bit of time today. The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it, right? Things are going well in Panama. The relationship has been very strong. We are developing new things to do and only getting stronger."
GEIST: "President Trump praising America’s role in constructing the Panama canal. In case you didn’t catch it, the Panamanian president’s response was, quote, '100 years ago.' And the Panamanian canal, you can't deny, Mark Halperin, is doing quite well.”