I hope people don't . . . play politics during this period of time. This is a natural disaster Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the likes of which our country may have never seen before Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and it's a national emergency. And what we need to do as a nation is come together to solve the problem and not play politics. There'll be ample time for politics.
The company has been cooperative with the United States government. The company will not manage port security. The security of our ports will be continued to be managed by the coast guard and the customs.
I can understand why some in Congress have raised questions about whether or not our country will be less secure as a result of this transaction. But they need to know that our government has looked at this issue and looked at it carefully.