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top of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. moments now, at the white house, president trump sits down with south korea's president as fears escalate over north korea's nuclear program. this meeting overshadowed in 53 words. bipartisan outrage by the president's attack on two television hosts and unleashing the most venomous jabs at mika
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brzezinski. today, brzezinski and co-host wrote donald trump is not well. our concerns go beyond the personal. americas leaders and allies are questioning whether this man is fit to be president. this, as senate republican leadership continues to struggle to reach a health care deal. let's begin with it at the white house with boris sanchez. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, poppy. the op-ed, mika brzezinski and joe scarborough refuted the claims including they asked him to stay at mar-a-lago over new year's eve. the president has an unhealthy obsession with him and questioning his mental health. yesterday, the president had a chance to response to reporter who is asked him about the tweets, he declined. he tweeted about this show this morning saying it is fake news and continuing this feud with
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the hosts who were actually supposed to be off today, but they decided to go into the studio and respond to the president's twitter tirade. here is some of what they said. >> it is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played. he's so easily played by a cable news host. now, what is that saying to our allies. what is that saying to our enemies that this president is so easily played? >> we have friends inside the white house that have told us over the past month they are getting more concerned about his emotional state. also, more concerned, at the same time -- >> self-control. >> -- about what's happening across the world. there are bad things brewing across the world. >> reporter: poppy, you mentioned some of the disappointment across the aisle from lawmakers as the president
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is focusing on this twitter war with that show. it comes at a very interesting time because yesterday you had the implementation of the travel ban put in place. two bills in the house to crack down on sanctuary cities and illegal immigration and the ongoing debate over the health care overhaul and the fact you have the president of south korea visiting the white house, moon jae-in is set to arrive any moment. he, along with the president are set to give a joint briefing at 11:00 a.m. outside the rose garden. reporters are not going to be allowed to ask questions. we will not dig further in why the president is choosing to focus on, this morning, a talk show as opposed to all the thing that is are on the agenda. poppy? >> it's unfortunate that no questions from any journalists will be allowed at such a critical meeting when it comes to u.s. foreign policy and partnering with south korea when it comes to north korea's
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regime. thank you for that. president trump calling for a change in tactic on health care. if republican senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, immediately repeal and replace at a later date. that would impact millions of americans and a republican official voiced displeasure with that to say the least. let's go to phil mattingly on capitol hill. what are they saying? >> reporter: one called it rolling a hand grenade into it. they are pretty far along. they are not close to a deal yet and senators have left town, they have been working hard to bridge the divide. the idea that there could be another option on the table, one, poppy, that conservatives like very much. the idea of voting on a 2015 repeal only bill. if that gets back on the table, that could complicate things. this is also a clear shift in position from the president. take a listen to what he said late last year. >> we'll do it simultaneously
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and it will be fine. we're not going to have a two-day period or a two-year period where there's nothing. it will be repealed and replaced. >> reporter: interesting to note, the republican leaders wanted to do a straight repeal bill vote and then move on and deal with replace later. they heard from their own conferences that is a bad idea. they wouldn't have the votes to complete it. what is the genesis of the president's tweet this morning? there's a lot of question where things come from. some insight from senator ben sasse. he pitched an idea to the president. shortly after, went on "fox and friends" to talk about itd. it's a show the president often watches. shortly after that, the president's tweet came out. i'm told the senator talked about the idea. the white house was intrigued by it. the president seemed to support it. the element is what this means. the idea the republicans could get the necessary votes on a
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straight repeal bill, they decided that wouldn't work. that's why they shifted in the first place. if it did, it would take 60 votes so you would need democrats, which would make that more complicated. what senator sass was pitching was a repeal bill, delay on implementati implementation for a year to try to do replace. you noted the numbers. the cbo released a score of what a straight repeal bill would mean. by 2026, fewer people would be covered, premiums would go up 50% to 100%. if you remove it to the subsidies, all those things would come out and be problematic for the markets. even if there is a transition period, a lot of details here. that's why republican lawmakers moved away from this idea. folks aren't thrilled that the president seems to, at least on twitter, put this on the table. >> it makes you wonder how much
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confidence he has that mcconnell can get it done. phil, thanks for the reporting. joininging me on that, john avalon, cnn political analyst, jason miller, former communications adviser to president trump and margaret hoover, cnn commentator and worked in the bush white house. thank you all for being here. jason, let me begin with you. phil mattingly noted so many things that would happen if you just repeal obamacare, don't replace it with anything and work on replace it later. most notably, you need 60 votes, so you need chuck schumer and the democrats on board. what do you make of the president doing this? >> poppy, good morning. as much as i would like the republicans to repeal obamacare, it's not going to happen, at least not as a stand alone bill. what the president may be doing, from the outside looking in, is lighting a fire on those working on this actual repeal and
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replace legislation in the senate to get this done. go get them fired up and say, hey, there are a lot of folks who would like to go with 100% repeal. i think he may have been lighting a fire under them and drawing more attention to the overall need to get this done. we saw another provider pull out of ohio and another out of nevada. we have to get this right and fix this. i think that's probably what the president was speaking to. hey, bottom line, i'm glad we are talking health care. this is a big deal. >> it's hard to know because he won't answer questions today at the joint press and the white house takes his statements and tweets as white house statements. given that, does it show the president has a full understanding of what that would mean for the 18 million americans the cbo estimates would immediately lose their coverage? >> i don't think he's focused on that. as jason said, you know, his argument is it's a brushback
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pitch. it's interesting to use the phrase, light a fire. it is a continuation of a strategy he's used saying obamacare is dead, we have to fix it. right? so, saying this thing is on fire, this bill and therefore there's no alternative but to take action. the problem is, there's a degree of arson at work. if you are trying to compel the failure of the problems of the existing program, you know, rather than trying to fix it, reform rather than repeal in a chaotic replace effort, that puts you in a complicated position because of the reality. the president is trying to up the ante to try to focus the members of his congress. >> we'll see if he can do it. again, they are probably not going to have a deal before the july 4th recess. i want to get to what the president has chosen to focus on, continuing his attack on cable news host, including, particularly, a woman, mika brzezinski.
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looking at the comments he made, in his republican nomination acceptance speech, we are going to be considerate and passionate to everyone. on the campaign trail, i am going to be so presidential people will be so bored. he has heard outrage from fellow republicans like susan collins, ben sasse and lindsey graham. has the president been dishonest about what he would do on this? >> i think he's been dishonest with the american people, but i don't think he thinks that. who cares what is in his head. the new york post is editorializing. all the president needs to do is stop. a three-word editorial, just stop. this is a publication that has been supportive of the president. what's interesting, not only does he undermine his wife's bullying -- >> why do you think that is? >> i don't understand how this white house is working. if he wanted to pass a health
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care bill, he wouldn't be tweeting publicly, he would be on the phone, hammering to get votes, not encouraging rand paul and throwing grenades into the talks. all of us know what we are looking at. it's incredibly disorganized and not working through modes for operating. he wanted to drain the swamp and get things done. that's why people voted for him. this isn't getting anything done. it's not. everyone goes home and look their constituents in the eye and they are going to say, are you taking away my health care from me. if you thought it was bad in 2010, republicans have no idea what is coming to them in 2018. >> jason, the president wrote a number of books. in the most recent, he wrote, the president of the united states is the most powerful person in the world. the president is a spokesman for democracy and liberty. isn't it time to bring back pomp and circumstance and awe for the
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office we all held. does this do that? >> i think the president is doing that. we have seen his interaction with foreign leaders, whether it be the prime minister -- >> i appreciate the attempt -- i appreciate the attempt at the spin. i asked does this, do these statements on twitter from the president do that? do they bring that dignity to the office, that pomp, that circumstance, the respect that the office deserved? >> poppy, the president has his own style. some of the tweets i like and some i don't. like a lot of americans, guess what, i didn't wake up yesterday and watch morning joe. i didn't wake up this morning and watch morning joe or read their editorial in the "washington post." i got up and got the family together and started thinking about what the day was going to be like. >> but he did. that's what he tweeted about this morning. he got up, watched it and tweeted more insults. >> i would have rather he didn't tweet that and was focused on crime in chicago and what he's
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doing with health and health care and tax reform. the president certainly has the right and the ability to communicate his viewpoints and pushback what the folks are putting out against him. i prefer he be more focused on the agenda and that's where most americans are today. >> john avalon? >> that's, of course, the larger problem. we have been told the president's tweets are official. the problem is, twitter trump is real trump. this is him unvarnished, without a speech writer. when you notice he's tweeted more about attacking critics in the media rather than jobs -- >> let's put that on the screen. yeah. >> yeah. i mean, that tells you all you need to know about where his focus is. this is a president who has impulse control problems, who doesn't seem to be focused on the actual job of the presidency, but rather reacting to things from a narrow vision of self-interest.
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that's destabilizing to the institution of president. normally, we see that the office itself is noble. this president wriggles out of that. he's engaged in fights beneath the office in ugly ways that compromise the integrity of the office and leadership abroad. it is pathetic to see and sad to see going into fourth of july weekend. >> pushback -- sorry, go ahead. >> i want to get margaret in for the final word. susan collins, a republican senator, who he would like on his side, said he doesn't know if it gets in the way of legislation, but it's embarrassing. at what point in time or has it already, do you believe, as someone who worked in the white house, got in the way of accomplishing the most important thing for americans. >> this is distracting. that's what we are talking ability. his tweet set the agenda. i mean, he is right. this is diminishing the presidency. this is diminishing american discourse and this is
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diminishing, even further, the institutions. it is disappointing going into, especially the fourth of july weekend. we have a proud history in this country. the country and our traditions will with stand one office holder. >> i have 30 seconds. >> look, i think the president, today, we are going to see where the real focus is with this administration, tough bilateral talks going on with the president of south korea. we have to get the auto and steel sector on track. i think that's where the main focus is. i want him to keep it there. >> john, jason, margaret, who agrees with her husband on this lovely friday, thank you all very much. a high stakes meeting about to get under way as you heard. president trump will meet with south korea's president, moon. all of this in the shadow of heightened tension with north korea. also, iraqi forces are locked in an intense fight for western mosul, still under isis control. we will take you inside the
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moments ago, president trump welcomed south korea's leader to the white house. you see the motorcade pulling up there. this is a crucial meeting and concerns about north korea's nuclear program. they will have remarks next hour and will not take questions from the media. one of my next guests say the meeting could be the most consequential of both of their young presidencies. let's discuss with retired lieutenant and gordon change. he's a columnist. gordon, let me begin with you
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since you know the region so well, north korea. this is a key meeting for two young leaders. president moon was just elected. he comes with an 80% approval rating. at the same time, he has very different view of how the united states, china and south korea should approach pyongyang. diametrically opposed opinions, in fact. what will come of this meeting? >> i think president moon will do his best to avoid disagreement on north korea. he's got to put forward his issues because of concerns of seoul. nonetheless, he knows he needs president trump's support. he cannot reach out to north korea unless this country is safe. the only reason it is safe is the united states and the 63-year-old alliance. moon tried very hard, especially going to quantico, the marine corps base and talking about how the marines saved his parents
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because they were able to leave north korea and he was born in south korea. he's doing all the right things, but nonetheless, there is disagreement between the two of them and eventually, it will break out in the open. i hope not now, though. >> retired colonel, the united states needs china and the president has been direct in his criticism of the lack of action. he believes he would like to see china doing more on the north korea front. now you have this new, major arms deal between the united states and taiwan. china called it a serious violation of international law. how does that complicate things? >> it's just one more hurdle that we have to overcome. as gordon said, you know, president moon is making all the right noises, but not doing all the right things. a key point would be the refusal to allow the continued development of south korea.
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south korea needs to be safe if he wants to proceed with his goals in north korea. stopping thad doesn't help that. the sale of weapons to taiwan is a strong message to china that we need to get together with north korea. here is an opportunity to cooperate. if you don't cooperate, neither will we. i think the president is laying down a marker there. i think it's very serious. we all know where we want to be, it's just how we get there is how we differ. >> gordon, what about the sanctions on this chinese bank? north korea's economy could not, i wouldn't say prosper, but could not churn without china. 90% of trade is with china. they use the system for banking. a big chinese bank doing that. then what? this has been going on for years. >> yes. this is the first time the u.s. has unplugged a chinese bank
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from a financial system. that's going to be important because that is an act of political will. it's showing beijing the united states is willing to take tough steps. as frank said a few moments ago, you have the time on the same day. what the trump administration is doing is pivoting. instead of trying to give initial concessions to china in order to win its help on north korea, it's decided to impose talks on china or, in some cases, illicit activity. this is going to be, i think, a pivotal moment. we are going to see more punishments on china. it is going to be a downturn in relations with beijing. this is necessary, in the sense that up to now, all the things we approached china with haven't worked. trump is trying the one last thing that hasn't been tried over the course of decades. >> colonel, can the united states succeed in ambitions when it comes to tampering
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pyongyang's nuclear program? can the u.s. do it alone? >> well, yes is the answer. we don't want to do it that way. you know, the president just asked for more military options to how he solves this problem. i think there's a long way between where we are now and that military option. i'm hoping we'll come up with a way, maybe through the south koreans to reach a political settlement. the north koreans have not shown indication they are willing to talk about this nuclear program. as gordon said, we continue to do what hasn't worked in the past. we need to do something different. i don't know what that's going to be. >> the trump administration says the time is over. thank you both. if you cannot hammer out a deal to replace obamacare, just repeal it for now. that is what the president is saying this morning. we will ask one gop lawmaker if he thinks that's a good idea and what he makes of it.
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new details this morning about russian hacking in the 2016 election. a long-time republican opposition researcher tried to track down e-mails from hillary clinton's private e-mail server he believes were stole by russian hackers before the election. let's get to our reporter with more. this is about someone who most americans have probably never heard of before today. >> that's right, poppy. most americans have not. this came to light from an interview "the wall street journal" did with peter smith. he's a research republican, operative research guy. he's conducted his own research into hillary clinton and in a story in the interview to "the wall street journal," he claims that he had reason to believe
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russian hackers had access to her e-mails from her private server, which, obviously, was the focus of a huge fbi investigation. the other sbrinteresting thing t came to light according to the opposition researcher who since died, he was in touch with michael flynn and gave indications that maybe michael flynn was working with him. obviously, the trump campaign denied it. michael flynn has not comments. the fbi, during their investigation did not find information that they got into the servers. >> the argument is it was vulnerable, but no proof they accessed it. >> the notion refers to this researcher talking to hackers, russian hackers about these e-mails existing. it's sort of not really backed up by the fbi or any other
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investigators that certainly we have talked to. >> another interesting development on another front, baa similar threat in the russian investigation. susan rice, under president obama, will, indeed, testify in front of the house intelligence committee. the back story to this, the top ranking republican went after her bringing claims. she's going to talk. what else do you know? >> initially, she refused to appear in front of the committee. now she is going to appear, it's going to be a closed door session. she probably will talk about what she learned. a lot is classified information. she'll go into detail about what she knew about michael flynn. but, what we don't know is if she was actually involved in it or if there was any need to unmask michael flynn's information and the intelligence that they have learned. this has been the focus of the republicans on the hill, certainly on the house side. they have been very interested
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in this unmasking and who released and who revealed michael flynn's name. keep in mind, we believe that the investigation may not have needed for his name to be unmasked because the way the u.s. government learned of his name may not have required that. >> again, a closed door hearing in front of the house intelligence committee with susan rice. thank you very much. great reporting. >> president trump has advice for the republican colleagues in the senate, if their plans to repeal and replace obamacare, the president suggests repeal immediately and replace at a later date. for now, the senate health care debate is somewhat at a standstill. they are not going to have an agreement for the july 4th holiday. mark sanford of south carolina, thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. >> nice to have you. the president has some advice for the republicans and the
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senate this morning. it is, if republican senators are unable to pass what they are working on, immediately repeal and replace at a later date. do you like that idea? >> i happen to be partial to repeal and replace. in fairness to the president, what he's getting at, i think, at first glance, it sounds like it has some level of political currency because multiple times members of the house, senate and republican side voted to repeal the affordable care act. this case is calling them out on it. you voted multiple times to do so. but, i think in politics, it's a lot harder to take something away than it is to add. fundamentally, you are back to the same conundrum, what rur going to do with pre-existing conditions. >> wouldn't it be a more difficult conundrum? you don't need 51 votes, you need 60. you need democrats on board. is that a smart --
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>> the hold up is on the republican side. >> right. >> i think there's some level of let me see how serious you are is what the president is getting at. my point, i guess is, you have to replace it with something given how vital health care is to people's lives. i don't think you want a lot of uncertainty for an extended period of time. >> we know what it would do or what it would mean the nonpartisan cbo assessed it in january. they said if you repeal without an immediate replace, you are immediately left with 18 million americans without health insurance. would that not be politically detrimental to people that supported that? >> even on the replace plan, you are looking at similar numbers. i think some of those are slightly slightly inflated if. you have a plan that offers less than what the current plan offers in the way of essential benefits, it's counted as not
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having coverage. we could dispute those numbers. the point, to say in either case, there is absolutely an adjustment period, but i don't know that it's that much as with the replacement plan. >> let me get your take on if your opinion changed since april. you wrote an op-ed in "time" magazine. you write, given this debate, give this debate the time it deserves. i'm not a wine drinker, but great bottles of wine need aging and health care ref sents a most precious bottle for americans. should congress slow down? >> it has. i think that's the reality of having a plan that was supposedly going to be announced today. they have not gotten enough votes. i think what you are seeing, what we are all witnessing is the making process in place where people go back and forth. what i do believe is ultimately
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you have to get democratic votes on this thing. the idea of reconciliation where you can do it essentially with just republican votes, i think those waters have been exhausted. it's going to be important to go back to the drawing board and say we cant do it as pelosi did and others at the time the affordable care act was put in place. both extremes have minuses that go with them. approach it in a bipartisan way and come up with a plan that works. >> your take is clear, get democrats on board with this. don't do it just as a republican party. before you go, i need you to weigh in on the president's decision to make official statements, attacking television news hosts, mika brzezinski and joe scarborough. mika for her intelligence and appearance. is that the behavior the president promised america, congressman?
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>> absolutely not. i don't know that i would call them official statements. >> that's what the white house told us. >> i understand. >> yeah. >> right. but, my larger point has been put the twitter away. it is damaging his presidency. it is -- the fact that we are talking about it right now rather than the merits of what might come next on health care goes to the heart of how he is hurting himself with these different 140 character rants on twitter. he needs to put it away because it causes members of the house and senate to talk about something and focus on something other than what i think is so important in people's lives, whether it be tied to health care, what comes next on the budget or a host of issues that affect people on a daily basis. >> when you say it damages the presidency, does it damage america? >> yeah. in as much, the president of the united states is not only president of the united states,
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he is, in essence, the rest of the world on a host of different matters. you know, i have friends around the world and i suspect you have the same. they e-mail you and say what in the world is going on over there? so, i think it does, at some level damage credibility when you have what sounds to be a seventh or eight grade back and forth between different folks. you know, the tone and in essence, dumbing down what ought to be civil discourse in america. i have said consistently, we have a problem with with the dumbing down of civility in the public forum. it will hurt all of us if we don't get this right. >> congressman mark sanford, republican of south carolina, i appreciate you taking the time. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> isis is losing the battle in iraq. up next, we will take you inside
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...and get $3 off your first order a critical meeting taking place right now at the white house between president trump and south korea's newly elected president, moon jae-in. you see him pulling up to the white house. he has just begun this meeting with president trump who is greeting him there, in the oval office. these two leaders are essential to one another when it comes to battling north korea, but they have different views. can they hash it out in the meeting today. we are going to show you the video we got from the white
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house. president trump and president moon jae-in. watch. >> i'll say something you can say and you interpret. easy fellas. fellas, easy. fellas, easy. >> stop it! >> you guys are getting worse. >> actually a very friendly press. although we just lost the table. i want to thank the president of south korea moon for being here. we had a great afternoon
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yesterday. we had a fantastic dinner at the white house, accomplished a lot having to do with our thoughts on north korea and very much or thoughts on trade. we are re-negotiating a trade deal right now as we speak with south korea. hopefully it will be an equitable deal, a fair deal to both parties. it's been a rough deal for the united states, but i think it will be much different and be good for both parties. so, we are in the process of doing that. we are also in the process of discussing our, frankly, many options. we have many options with respect to north korea. thank you very much. president?
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>> the president will speak. >> translator: i would like to thank president trump, once again, for inviting me to the white house and for his warm welcome. when i won the election last month, president trump was the first, among all foreign leaders, to call and congratulate me. i believe that was to reconfirm the strength to create the u.s. alliance and also president
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trump's warm message to the korean people who have been suffering through political turmoil. last night, after dinner with president trump, we discussed various issues through diverse scope and very honest discussions on issues to include the north korean issue and other issues of mutual interest. it was a great opportunity for us to further the trust and friendship between me and president trump. it was also the opportunity to
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us to reconfirm the united states and korea are walking togtd on the same path twabd a great alliance. i hope that through this meeting today, i hope our relationship can further develop into a more meaningful and fruitful relationship. thank you very much. >> what many people don't know is south korea is a major trading partner with the united states and we want something that is going to be good for the american worker and i think we'll be able to do that today and i think we'll be able to do many other things. the relationship is very, very strong and our personal relationship with president moon, our personal relationship is very, very good. thank you very much, everybody. thank you.
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>> a brief joint appearance between president trump and president moon of south korea after the two spent about 24 hours together. they talked about what they accomplished at their joint dinner. president trump saying they say comp lished a lot. they did not get into details. they have different views on how to deal with pyongyang. president moon hopes it is a meaningful and fruitful relationship. the exchange began as reporters came into the room. president trump said they knocked over a table. he said easy guys. you guys, meaning the press, are getting worse. neither president moon or president trump took questions from reporters after that critical meeting. they will appear in the rose garden together in a little bit. ahead for us, the president's twitter habits getting heat from the left and the right. what do voters think? we asked them. watch. >> sort of like fdr when he
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would have chats on the radio. >> can you imagine jfk tweeting during the cuban missile crisis. if he tweeted the wrong thing, that could have been something very different. problem is, you'reith neterrible with names. okay, this is the boss. you got this. anna!...yes! new clients? we've been there. and with breakfast on the run, we'll be there for you. book direct for a guaranteed discount. hampton by hilton.
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president trump facing bipartisan backlash after a scathing tweet about morning joe anchors and their intelligence and the female anchor's appearance. before that blistering attack, most americans say, not exactly a fan of the president's tweeting. a new poll shows 61% of americans think he should stop tweeting from his personal account. we wanted to hear directly from republican voters, most of them who voted for president trump and they want him to keep tweeting. watch this. tweeting. who likes the president's tweeting? okay. do you like all of it? >> not all of it, no. some of it, he gets caught in the weeds of things but i do like it. >> why? >> it's different. it's fresh. it's using the social media or any technology we have available to us to get right to the people. it's like fdr when he had
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fireside chats on the radio. obviously, it's not to that depth but it's refreshing to hear directly from him on a daily basis. i come out of the gym and at 6:00, he's tweeting right away. >> the white house says these are statements from the president, take them at face value. he's talked about being able to communicate directly through them. he is not sitting down for many interviews with journalists that are not from friendly networks, if you will. many objective journalists. does tweeting replace that adequately? >> i don't think 100% it replaces it adequately. to a certain extent, a lot of folks what are younger, they like hearing from him. they are on their phones or computer all day long. not many sit and watch television early. >> does he get in his own way with tweets, especially about
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foreign policy. when you talk about national security? >> i think, sometimes, there's a lack of communication between himself and his administration. he'll tweet something and they come out and say something and he tweets completely the opposite. some of the tweets are petty, below the presidency. i'm always concerned about diplomacy on twitter. someone who is very clear about not reading briefing books and didn't want to be bothered with the details. something like international affairs, i want diplomats and secretary of state handling that. it concerns me, we don't know. we live in a strange world now. we don't know what a tweet from the president taken the wrong way, where it could go. can you imagine jfk tweeting during the korean missile crisis? i think it's below the presidency to sit here and tweet, you know, little things about past elections. let's move on.
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>> more americans get their news from tweets, from the -- from social media. it's so important. so, here is the president using his ability to get out a message to millions of voters in an unbiased way. here is what i have to say directly, unbiased without a spin on it. it really is effective. >> we get to see him for him. i don't think we have ever seen a president in his own element and like it or hate it, you get a chance to sort of see who the person is. >> you do. you see who is person is. thank you to all the panelists who spent that time with me this week. you can watch our discussions go to after losing her 8-year-old son to leukemia, leslie transformed her heart break into action. watch. >> it's really difficult for kids to spend a lot of time in the hospital.
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they get so disconnected from their family and friends and schools. when we bring them this technology, we are able to dial in and be right in the classroom. >> hello, philip. >> hi, philip. >> you can just see their face light right up. it brings them such joy. >> you can watch the full story. go to >> president trump set to speak alongside president moon. not an interview, you will see it live from the rose garden, next. stay with us. sleep number 360 smart bed. it senses your every move and automatically adjusts on both sides. right now save on sleep number 360 smart beds. plus, it's the lowest prices of the season with
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