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hello everyone. thank you so much for being with me today. i'm fredericka whitfield. the power of the pen already affecting people in the u.s. and around the world just hours after president trump signed a controversial executive order suspending refugees and many middle eastern nationals from entering the u.s. we're now seeing real live
consequences. at jfk airport in new york, two iraqis who had been granted visas are being detained after arriving in new york last night. one a u.s. government employee. another visiting his wife and child. they have now collectively filed a lawsuit saying their detention is illegal. in cairo egypt some passengers with airline tickets for the u.s. turned away at the gate. an airport official telling cnn, quote, this is a new era we are witnessing, end quote. tech giant, google has issued emergency policy changes for some of their international employees telling them to cancel travel abroad even if it affects urgent business. tr trump spent the entry from seven countries for at least 90 days. refugees from syria will be
blocked from entering the u.s. indefinitely and the entire u.s. refugee program is suspended for four months. refugee families are pleading with president trump, urging him to remember the people affected by the policy. >> translator: we send a message to president trump as a helpless people who want to stay away from terrorism and war, away from all these problems. we want to live in peace. we do not want to go to the united states to carry out terrorist operations. we are against terrorism. our religion islam is a religion of peace, not a religion of terrorism or killing. >> president trump is talking to us from his ivory tower. he is a privileged man who has lived a life of privilege. he has not seen our suffering. they do not know what happened to us inside of syria outside of syria. dow think we are comfortable being refugees? t at all. some days we wish we were back under the shelling rather than
suffering like this. >> cnn rachel green joining us now. a lawsuit has been filed and one other will be filed monday. what with you tell us about what has been filed? >> well, fred, the lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of those two iraqi men that are being detained could represent the first legal battle against donald trump's controversial executive order. now on immigration obviously. now, yesterday -- i'm sorry, today these many have been detained for up to now 14 hours at this point. one of them was granted -- both of them actually were legally allowed to enter the u.s. before that executive order. one of them was granted a special immigrant visa. that's a type of visa that is granted to people that work with u.s. armed forces as an
ininterpreter. one was granted refugee status. his family had been in the u.s. for about two years at this point. we spoke to one of the lawyers working on this case. he said that they tried to access their clients. they spoke to some of the border patrol officials. asking why they couldn't speak to their clients, who they could talk to. the border patrol officials told them to speak to donald trump. fred. >> all right, rachel crane, thank you so much. men time let's bring in an attorney working with the two people detained at jfc airport in new york. joining me on the phone is mark dos. he is the supervising attorney at the international refugee assistance project. he is worki-- mark thank you fo being me on the phone. what more can you tell me about where things stand? these two travelers being
detained at jfk airport. >> thanks so much for having me. we've been at jfk all night. i'm still at jfk right now. we've had attorneys here since they've arrived. none of us have been able to speak with our clients in person. we've had a phone call with one of them. but as far as we know, they are still detained. they are still with cdp and we have been unable to actually meet with them in person. >> so this executive order signed yesterday effective immediately clearly by way of these two examples, what do uh-oh oh whar y you -- what are you most concerned about as you filed the lawsuit about this detainment? what is it that you're challenging about this executive order that is calling for a stoppage to this kind of travel and how it then led to the detainment of your clients?
>> this order is unconstitutional. it is wreaking havoc on the lives of refugees who are trying to reunite with their families and their loved ones, so we filed this emergency legal motion to prevent the u.s. government from sending back our clients and individuals like them, back into the dangerous that they fled from. they're being persecuted. they're coming to the united states with a valid status. these are individuals who are supposed to be in the united states to be protected because they were persecuted and now they're being detained unlawfully. so we are doing everything we can to rerelease them from tensions and that they are able to live peace fully in the united states which is supposed to welcome refugees and immigrants. >> what more can you tell me about these two people? it mentioned that one is a government employee and the other is visiting family members. what more can you tell me about
their allowances to come and go, particularly as it relates to this trip entering the u.s. at jfk? >> they actually -- both individuals who have been targeted because of their u.s. affiliation, so our special immigrant visa applicant worked on behalf of the united states. he was an interpetter and he was an engineer. they determined that he was facing serious threats that were ongoing because of his service to the united states. that's how he was able to be given this visa after going through all the necessary security checks, interviews, medical exams. and then detained at the airport upon arrival. our other client is a refugee from iraq who also has -- his
wife's family and his wife also worked on behalf of the united states as well. his wife is here in the united states, but based on her status, he was also given refugee status and led through the same incredibly rigorous vetting procedures. and had a valid status to come to the united states and again was detained here at the airport. we have clients who just came yesterday, same type of status, and were allowed entry, but because they were in midair when this order was signed, they are now being unlawfully detained here at the airport. >> in ed roog treading the exec order there is a section that talks about more extreme vetting and the vetting for some refugees seeking this kind of emergency status, they are already subjected to a level of vetting unlike anyone else who usually experiences when trying to get a visa when entering this country.
so what's your understanding of whether your two clients will be subjected to being held at the airport, interviewed further, or what the process will happen to follow or is it your understanding they would be turned away and returned to their originating countries? >> so like you just said, this is one of the most rigorous processes we have for anyone coming into the united states. it's the most vetted process for refugees. and so this executive order is completely pretext yul targeting muslim majority countries creating a false monster, kind of blaming everything on refugees when these are really in fact the most vetted individuals. our clients take often two years or longer to come to the united states. and these are incredibly
vulnerable individuals who have gotten multiple interviews, multiple security checks. it is not an easy process. it's not taken lightly to come here to the united states. to be unlawfully detained here at the airport after determining that they're vulnerable is really disgraceful. in terms of it happened to them, we're filing this lawsuit to obtain their release and we are fighting very hard to make sure that they are not deported back to their countries where they could be killed. it is a violation of international law to do so when they have a very valid fear, a well-founded fear of persecution by very definition of being a refugee and being able to come to the united states, they've already demonstrated that. to send them back would be just a heinous act that would really undermine the credibility of the united states and our responsibilities as a country.
>> so mr. doss, where do you turn at this point? do you make your way to meet with your clients? are you reaching out to the state department? we know there's been a shakeup at the state department, a removal or retiring of people in a high level position who may have vn involvbeen involved in of vetting or visa program or do you reach out to the white house? what do you do? >> i've been here since about 1:00 a.m. here at jfk. we are obviously trying to see our clients face-to-face. when we spoke to the cvp officer right in front of the secured area he would not let us whch. when we asked who we could talk to about this he said call trump. it is really upsetting that this is not being taken seriously here. these are people who are in
serious danger and we're doing everything we can, assuming all avenues of advocacy, litigation to ensure them speedy release of our clients. >> okay. and mr. doss, real quick, quickly kind of give us a synopsis of what is entailed in this lawsuit. you said that it is an emergency motion, but what is the argument? >> the argument is that it is unconstitutional to be holding these individuals in detention right now based on several different provisions of the constitution from the establishment clause, due process. it is illegal to be detaining them right now. a writ of habeus, these people
have valid status and are being unlawfully detained and we're requesting their immediate release. >> thank you so much for your time. please keep us posted as you are there at jfk to meet with your clients who are currently being detained as a result of this executive order signed by president trump last night. thank you so much, mark. appreciate it. we're going to talk much more about this, the next steps and the constitutionality of this executive order. i'll be right back. don't pay hundreds more for taxes and fees on your wireless bill. introducing t-mobile one. now with taxes and fees included. get 4 lines of unlimited lte data for 40 bucks each. all unlimited. all in! switch to t-mobile today. imy moderate to severeng crohn's disease. i didn't think there was anything else to talk about. but then i realized there was. so, i finally broke the silence with my doctor about what i was experiencing. he said humira is for people like me who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms
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countries. this is from united airlines saying, quote, we are aware of the directive and are working with the federal government to comply. end quote. i want to bring in ryan noble to explain exactly what the executive orders mean. ryan, what do we know about these orders signed just last night? >> reporter: fredericka, as you've demonstrated this is having an immediate impact around the world. what it does is limits access to the united states to some 130 million people from seven countries. these are countries the trump administration has to terrorism. what is happening as you've shown is that meeans people trying to get on planes to travel here from other countries, they're not being allowed on planes and being turned back and people that were on planes flying here and landing after it was signed are
now being sent back to their home countries. that's what led to that lawsuit you talked about. this isn't just folks trying to travel here. there's also been a holt to the united states refugee program thac. this means no refugees are going to be able to come here for at least the next 90 days and there is an indefinite ban on syrian refugees. this is leading to political fall out. criticizing the trump administration for this move. this is donald trump making good on a campaign promise. he talked about this issue repeatedly on the campaign trail. at one point actually calling for a ban on all muslims entering the united states. so this is donald trump and the trump administration in particular making good on that campaign promise. >> and then, ryan, what more do we know about the reaction particularly coming from capitol hill? apparently some senators can't hold back. >> yeah.
fredericka, this really isn't a surprise. democrats that were consider critical of these proposals that donald trump had during the campaign and now they are not holding back at all in reacting to this executive order. they're outright calling it a muslim ban even though the trump administration hasn't described it as such. take a look at what senator chris murphy who is a democrat from corre from. he showed a picture of syrian boy who was killed and left on the coast there. he said don't ever lecture me again on american moral leadership if you choose to be silent today. senator from california also showed the same image and said there is no legitimate national security reason to ban refugees. the vast majority of whom are women and children who have experienced absolute horror. it's important to also point out that when writing this executive
order the trump administration invoked september 11th on numerous occasions. they believe it's necessary to keep us safe. it certainly will be debated not only on capitol hill here in washington but in the courts as well. >> thanks so much. we blurred the image on that tweet because it is such a disturbing image. i think most people recall it. and so that's the explanation for that. ryan noble, thank you so much. let's talk more about the eppim mentati -- implementation of this travel ban. i want to highlight now for you gentlemen part of the executive order temporarily suspending the refugee programming saying this. it is the policy of the united states to protect its citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the united states and to prevent the admission of
foreign nationaled nationals wh exploit united states immigration laws for ma lef lent purposes. how do you see the implementation of this executive order being complicated? >> when you cast a wide net, you pull up a lot of things you don't want. i think that's what we are seeing today with these iraqis at jfc. they've already been vetted. they've already gone through the process. i understand what mr. trump is trying to do. he's trying to reset out refugees are let into the country. that's fine. but let's reward the people that have served this country. this is going to have a very chilling effect on recruit comment of these people. they perform a valuable service at great risk. i don't know how we're going to recruit them if this is the way we treat them. >> is it your feeling, too, that trying to incorporate this order is going to take time and
perhaps the detainment of those two, might is say the message is being misconstrued or is this supposed to be the application of the executive order even if you have been vetted just as these two, according to the attorney, have underbegan? >> hopefully it resolves itself that way. this order i don't think was maept meant to apply to these people. but i think cvp may are overbe overzealous. >> what are your concerns about potential repercussions as it pertains to how the reliance of good relationships between the u.s. and some of these muslim nations that have been singled out? >> well, we have 135 million people, most all of them perhaps
muslims being told they can't come to the united states because they're guilty until proven innocent. this is exactly -- this is to read from the sheet of isis. i saw an article today that said isis has been surprisingly quiet about donald trump's moves in the back week. i think it goes back to the old saying, when your enemy makes a mistake, don't interrupt it. they want us to build virtual and physical walls that say muslims have no place here because we are suspicious of them, they cannot enat tintegrao a democratic society. the statistics also do not bear out the policy. no syrian refugee who came over since the crisis began has been accused or found guilty of committing any terrorist attack. i think this is casting an overrule wide net and also, look, the requirements for being -- for gaining access to this country as refugee are
already pretty stringent . it takes about two years to be welcomed to the united states. i'm frankly appalled. i think if you take to a level where you don't care about the constitution or human rights, all your concern is national security, this is a self-defeating move. >> josh, 14 executive orders thus far from the president in seven days now. is this the most -- >> i think what we see is a pattern of the administration rolling out these executive orders without sort of vetting them through the agencies, without using the teams of lawyers. for example the department of homeland security who have been deal with this issue for a decade, without consulting with congress, without consulting with allied countries who may be impacted by this. this approach, if you step aside, step away from all of the controversial points that are
actually in the executive order, the sort of bullying aspect of just releasing a bunch of executive orders and then dealing with the fall out afterwards, that's what's really going to be tested here. and this will be the first test. the pushback will come from lawmakers. it will come from the human rights community. it kwill come from lawyers representing the affected people and it will come from countries all over the world who see this as sort of an arbitrary assault on bilateral relations. the other point is george w. bush made a very strong effort to impart on us that we need the muslim world in order to fight terrorism. and that mantra, that sort of idea is really what's under assault here. >> and so donald trump campaigned on the fact that it was his point of view that president obama over used, over stepped his bounds by using executive orders aggressively,
too freesquently and he started his first week as doing just. that what kind of legal, potentially legal or constitutional battle might he be setting up with congress who will say we are supposed to be more involved, there are protections that say we should. >> i think what he's doing is basically turning the argument on the table. they criticized -- republicans criticized president obama for using executive orders because they said what you're doing is violating the separation of powers. our constitution gives congress the right to write the laws, the president the right to enforce those laws and the courts interpret those laws. >> this is violating the law and separation of power. >> that's the argument at least. but a president does have a right to issue an executive order, but that order has to be limb towed what the president has discretion to do. let's take this recent refugee ur order. the president has the right to how the laws are going to be
enforced. it's the state's job to vet people trying to come in the country. they have a lot of discretion to do it. but if the president issues an executive order and said i'm not going to vet anyone, i'm going to simply exclude everything from this particular class or country, he's not following the law that congress wrote and he's writing something else. >> we're not talking overall as it pertains to all 14 executive orders. we're talking about this one signed that involves banning of people from these seven muslim nations. >> even aside from the fact that the order is constitutional, the detention of these individuals raises another constitutional concern. you can't hold somebody in lock up because the president says so. there has to be a legal basis for it and that's what this lawsuit is challenging. >> the attorney we spoke with who said he filed an executive motion, is this tantamount to suing the federal government? >> that's exactly what he did. he filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in other words
saying release the folks and certify all the folks trying to come in from the countries as a class and challenge that in court, the executive order itself. >> thank you so much. we'll talk more about that. straight ahead, one of silicon valleys biggest name system now weighing in saying the executive order as it pertains to the banning of muslims from seven nations, well, they're saying this is bad for business. we'll discuss. ecial edition. this is one gorgeous truck. oh, did i say there's only one special edition? because, actually there's 5. aaaahh!! ooohh!! uh! holy mackerel. wow. nice. strength and style. which one's your favorite? (laughter) come home with me! trade up to the silverado 2500hd all star edition and get an average total value over $11,000 when you find your tag. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
. welcome back. some of the world's largest tech companies are criticizing donald trump's executive order banning some nationals from seven mostly muslim nations saying not only is it a violation of civil rights, but it is also bad for business. cnn tech senior correspondent spoke with some of the biggest names in silicon valley. what are they saying? >> it's interesting, i actually had the opportunity to sit down with jack dorsey who is the ceo of square and twitter, two influential tech companies. we actually speak at the business of a syrian refugee who built his business for the american dream. what do you think about this dream. l listen to what he said. >> we benefit from integration. we ben fet from diversity.
we ben gefit from including mor people because we see different perspectives. the companies we build anywhere within in country is to have global impact and so have global impact you need to really understand the world. and to understand the world, you need to have people from all over the world inside your companies. >> and fred, it's a not just jack dorsey. we talked to mark swruk-- the g sent out an internal memo saying he was worried about folks traveling. he said come back to the united states immediately. he said over 100 people will be impacted by this. we have a statement from google they sent to me. they say we're concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on googlers and their families. we'll continue to -- we're really beginning to see folks
speak out. mark swruker berg wrote a facebook post and he talked about his wife whose parents are refugees. steve job, apple's former ceo, the great creator, his father was a syrian refugee. a lot of these folks are concerned. i think there's really a question whaf doof what does th. it has a kind of gray area who has folks who travel a lot and are from many of these countries. >> we're finding out the hard way when they arrive at an airport when they are denied or stopped like the cake at jfk. also coming up lawsuits already being filed after president trump files this executive order suspending refugees and many middle eastern nationals from entering the u.s. when we come back, we'll talk about an attorney from one of those organizations filing a lawsuit against this executive order. (announcer vo) when you have type 2 diabetes,
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welcome back. i'm fredericka whitfield. the power of the pen already impackii impacting people in the u.s. and around the world after president trump signed an executive sperndispern suspending some refugees from entering the u.s. at jfk airport two iraqis who had been granted visas are being detained after arriving last night. one is a man who worked with the u.s. government in iraq. another was visiting his wife and child in the u.s. they have now filed a lawsuit saying their detention is illegil illegal. lawsuits are already being filed following these detainments. joining me now to discuss is omar. he is the director of the immigrants rights project for the aclu. thank you for being me. what can you tell me about the
lawsuit your organization is has filed or is about to file? >> has filed. we filed early this morning. and, you know, i think what we're seeing now is the real human cost immediately of president trump's muslim ban orders and his anti-refugee moves. you know, the -- one of the petitioners in our case, one of the people who got held up at jfk airport is somebody who had been working for the u.s. military in iraq for ten years. to ban people like this as so-called national security risks und risks, trying to improve national security is laughable. it's d it's -- the government is discriminating against people
based on their religion. that's the only thing that explains what the government has done to all these people and, in fact, you know, president trump himself has been clear about saying that he wants to disfavor muslims and favor christians with respect to immigration. >> so omar, let me ask you this. in reading the executive order, i know you've had a chance to go through it and there's a portion where it really kind of breaks down or gives a synopsis about what may have provoked in part this policy. i'm reading saying, quote, perhaps in no instance was there more apparent than the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, when state department policy prevented officers from property sk scrutinizing several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to
murder 3,000 americans, spelling out a justification as it spells out what this new executive order is about. your response to that? >> just look at the facts. just look at the fact that one of our clients who had to satisfy the u.s. government that he had worked with and provided assistance to the u.s. military putting his life on the line in iraq for our country and our military. to say that keeping him out of the country is something that will make us safer, think about the message that we're sending. wooe n we're not sending a message that says the united states is committed to treat people fairly and to be the beacon of hope that it's always been. we're sending a message that says even if you have put your life on the line for this country in very difficult circumstances, just because you're a muslim and we associate
people like you with events like that, we're going to keep you out, even though we've gone through an entire process designed to make sure that you in fact did provide the assistance you say you did to the government, you know, getting testimonies from people you worked with in the military. i mean, it's just -- i find it hard to imagine a situation that's more clearly just wrong headed. >> is it largely that you take issue that these are mostly muslim nationals from these seven nations? is it that it is a ban, period, involving people who may have already been vetted, who have endured the scrutiny of upwards of two years of vetting?
is it the fact that there would be a ban at all of anyone to this nation? >> well, i think it's a combination. i mean, each of those elements is offensive and problematic and contrary to our values. the idea that is holocaust remembrance day that this government would say no refugees will be allowed into this country except potentiallily, y know, people fleeing minority religious persecution which is defined in such a way as to sweep in christians with those claims and disfavor other people with those claims. so except for some christians fleeing minority religious persecution, we're not going to let anybody into this country as a refugee for four months and in fact the way that plays out over time means that there's going to be an even greater interruption in refugees ability to come to
this country. the idea that we would do that on a day that's supposed to commemorate the holocaust and should remind us of the awful mistake that this country made in not providing refuge to more jews that were fleeing the holocaust in those years is astonishing in and of itself and deeply disappointing. but when you couple it with the fact that, you know, donald trump has been promising for a long time now to institute a ban on muslims entering the country and now he has, in fact, followed through on that promise by creating a system that targets muslims for exclusion and that favors christians over muslims and that he's told us that's what he wants to do with his program, i mean, it is a huge assault on our values as a country. >> we'll leave it right there.
omar, thank you so much for your time. appreciate it. president trump, while there have been 14 executive orders, this one seemingly the most controversial. it is a busy day already. he has phone calls with five foreign leaders scheduled in one day. he's talking german chancellor merkel this hour and then next hour trump will be speaking to russian president vladimir putin. we know the vice president will be on that call with him. stay with us. we'll have a live report coming from moscow and we'll also discuss the stakes involved in all of today's talks.
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welcome back. donald trump is speaking with one of the biggest champions of asylum seekers, angela merkel. this is new video of trump on the phone, just in to cnn. the president has four other phone calls scheduled with foreign leaders today. next hour he will be speaking with russian president vladimir putin. at 3:00, trump will sign two executive orders, details of what they may cover have yet to be released to the media. let's talk more about this very important phone call between trump and putin and let's talk about it right now.
joining me is sent cynthia hoop professor at the university of holy cross. is this a call of promises made or assurances being relayed or is this strictly a congratulatory call, an introduction? >> well, i think thoo no month al shift in policy is going to come out of this phone call, rumors to the contrary. i think trump pride himself on being a businessman. it's not likely he's going to pick up the receiver and say, "hey, vlad, let me lift those sings for you." if i was putin's adviser, i'd recommend he congratulate trump, flatter him, crack a joke or two and immediately move on to joint operations in fighting terrorism, working against isis or possibly setting up a summit in iceland together. >> this is not sounding like a
very short phone call, potentially talking about striking a deal or how to work together as it pertains to syria. >> well, maybe just dropping a new nuggets of possibility into trump's lap. that said, i think that vladimir putin is loving the publicity this phone call has been given. he's -- it's completely pushed to the sidelines the phone call that you just mentioned that took place between trump and german chancellor merkel. i think we have to be really careful as a society in plaling in -- playing into the putin myth and building him up to be the most powerful leader of the world. putin is now the man that swung the u.s. presidential election to donald trump. i don't think that's accurate and i don't think that serves our national interests and i think that catapults putin into
nearly mythological status. >> and british prime minister theresa may warned beware. trump has expressed wanting to lift sanctions against russia, those imposed by the obama administration, congressional leadership including senator john mccain have been very cool on that instead saying they want to do the opposite. they want to impose more. this is what trump had to say. >> i don't know the gentleman. i hope we have a fantastic relationship. that's possible and it's also possible that we won't. we will see what happens. i will be representing the american people very, very strongly, very forcefully and if we have a great relationship with russia and other countries and if we go after isis together, which has to be stopped, that's an evil that has to be stopped, i will consider that a good thing, not a bad thing. how the relationship works out, i won't be able to tell you that
later. i've had many times where i thought i'd get along with people and i don't like them at all. and i've had some where i didn't think i was going to have much of a relationship and it turned out to be a great relationship. >> so sometimes being charming works, got a little laugh in the room. but what do you interpret from that? >> well, i think that trump is keeping his options open. i this i that what this phone call really does signify, however, is that the united states is prepared to move -- shift foreign policy towards promoting national interests rather than grand ideals and i think that actually has global significance because that manse kn -- means that the leaders of all three super powers and i include china along with russia and the united states are dedicated to liberal democracy. th that means states should be
governed by the determination to promote their economic and strategic interests. that means in terms of the refugee story that is breaking, the united states is no longer aspiring to be a beacon of hope and i think that's a great lost. trump borrowed so many things from the reagan campaign even the slogan, make america great again. one thing he's not borrowing is that being american is aspiring to be better, to be self-sacrificing and fight for good in the world and i think that's something the trump administration is missing. >> he also said trust but verify. cynthia hooper, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back.
welcome back. among the five world leaders president trump has spoken with today is japanese prime minister shinzo abe and it's clear he's putting a lot of value in the u.s./japan relationship. they spoke for 45 minutes, i understand, and two major issues came up, trade and the military. did they get into specifics as far as you know? >> they certainly did talk for
quite a long period of time, fred, as you mentioned. just as president trump is putting a big priority on the japan/united states alliance, it is the number one foreign policy objective for the japanese prime minister shinzo abe, to make sure there is a good relationship with president trump. economically very important, trade huge. of course president trump just walked away from a major trade dale that abe and president obama spent years negotiating, 12 nations in the pacific rim, excluding china from this trade deal. abe will try to convince president trump to reconsider and they'll talk about things like car sales, very few american cars sold in japan, one thing that president trump brought up during the phone call today. also he is sending his defense secretary, james mattis to japan this week. he'll be here in tokyo, he's going to military alliance,
increased assertiveness from nor korea. they have agreed to meet two weeks from now on february 10th. president trump passed along a greeting from his daughter, ivanka trump, to the prime minister. ivanka very popular here in japan, very highly regarded. she actually met the prime minister when he went to new york for the unofficial meeting at trump tower. >> popular for her fashions and overall are they saying while they love ivanka trump, are they saying overall what they think about donald trump? >> the reason why people seem to love ivanka trump here is because a lot of japanese women look up to her as an example of somebody who can stand up to a very strong, authoritative father and balance motherhood and a career and look glamorous doin