‘This Week’ Transcript 5-21-2017: Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and Rep. Elijah Cummings

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR ‘THIS WEEK’ on May 21, 2017 and it will be updated.


ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos. Trump’s high-stakes trip.

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We have some very serious discussions right now going on.

ANNOUNCER: The ambitious overseas agenda on the heels of a bombshell week at home.

TRUMP: The entire thing has been a witch hunt.

ANNOUNCER: New revelations around that stunning Oval Office meeting — Trump reportedly sharing classified intel with the Russians, calling James Comey a nut job. We talk to the man who was in that room.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC HOST: Is that what the president said?

ANNOUNCER: Our exclusive interview with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Plus —

TRUMP: There is no collusion.

ANNOUNCER: A special counsel appointed to oversee the Russian investigation. Now, what’s Congress’s next move? Tough questions for the chair and the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.

Plus, one of Trump’s staunchest supporters during the campaign, Republican Senator Ben Sasse.

As the president takes the world stage, can he outrun the chaos here at home?

From ABC News, it’s THIS WEEK. Here now, chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.


STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning. As we come on the air this week, President Trump in Saudi Arabia, about to give major speech to the Muslim world. Billed as a message of hope and tolerance, it’s likely to signal a major break from the harsh rhetoric of the president’s campaign, when Trump railed against radical Islamic terrorists and said flatly Islam hates us.

The White House also hopes that this whole trip will bring a welcome break from the most battering week of the Trump presidency. A daily cascade of damaging headlines.

Monday, “The Washington Post” reports that the president revealed highly classified information about ISIS to the Russians in the Oval Office, compromising a key…

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