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north korea claims it successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile. one that can reach u.s. territory. a sharp turn in a critical foreign policy week for president trump. his response is sure to affect this week's g-20. "early start's" live coverage begins right now. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. happy independence day, everybody. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the fact that it's fourth of july not lost on kim jong-un. breaking overnight, north korea announcing its successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile ordered by leader kim
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jong-un. pyongyang claims the missile could target anywhere in the world. experts say judging from data gathered by the u.s., japan, and south korea, the missile would be capable of hitting alaska. the missile launched into the waters off of north korea's eastern coast flew nearly 600 miles. >> president trump heading straight to twitter after a briefing at the white house. the president mocking kim jong-un. north korea has just launched another missile. does this guy have anything better to do with his life? hard that south korea and japan will put up with this much longer. and adding, "perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea, an end to this nonsense once and for all." paula hancocks is live this %-p. -- live in seoul. good morning. >> reporter: hello, christine. that tweet from mr. trump was before north korea had this claim that it was a successful icbm. it will be interesting to see what the reaction is next. we know that north korea had its own ideas of a celebration for july 4th, the timing clearly not lost on anybody.
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they say that they can now hit anywhere in the world. that's not what the experts think. they're crunching the numbers now to figure out exactly how far it could have reached if it was targeting the u.s. us and south korean officials trying to figure out how far it could go. a distance of more than 570 miles. flew for about 39 minutes, according to north korea. u.s. command had different figures initially saying they thought it was not an icbm but one step lower. they haven't mentioned anything science north korea has said -- anything since north korea has said this. we had reaction from president moon in south korea. he's said that he has called for north korea tnot to cross the bridge of no return. also say figure north korea crosses a red line, south korea and the united states do not know what our response would be. he hasn't specified what that red line would be. but certainly there is a concern
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as to what kind of reaction there will be. north korea making sure that at this g-20 meeting everybody is going to be talking about north korea, china also condemning it. >> what does north korea want? a place on the world stage? does it want talks with the united states? what is the end game here? >> reporter: what we've heard from the north korean leader is he wants to be able to hit the mainland united states with a nuclear-tipped warhead. he says it is for self-defense, for survival of the regime of his country. he believes that the u.s. is hostile toward it. when it comes to what exactly they want, experts are torn. they say maybe he wants to be accepted as a nuclear state, although north korea has already accepted itself as a nuclear state. and whether it needs washington's approval is -- is up for grabs. whether it wants negotiations with the united states, certainly the south korean president has said that he wants the negotiating table to be the
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place where he talks to north korea. he said that while standing next to mr. trump last we can to summit in washington. clearly north korea didn't think much of that because it's now carried out this potential icbm. christine? >> paula hancocks, watching full of this from seoul. thank you. the latest provocation from north korea coming just ahead of president trump's second overseas trip. he departs for europe tomorrow for the g-20 summit where the president's meeting with vladimir putin might no longer be the main attraction. nic robertson live from abu dhabi. good morning. meetings between the president and several asian leaders now very much under the microscope. how has the dynamic changed for the g-20? >> reporter: i think president trump's tweet last night says it all. perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea to end this nonsense once and for all. his expectation is now that china is going to have to play a lead role. the g-20 will be a place where he can hope to achieve that.
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let's not forget that he has existing tensions that have just ratcheted up in the past few days with china selling $1.4 billion worth of weapons systems to taiwan. he has put sanctions, the united states has put sanctions on a chinese bank for not -- for them not sanctioning north korea strongly enough, not implementing sanctions strongly enough. there are issues of trade between the united states and china. and then bring that into the bigger context of the g-20, as you said. president putin will meet with president trump for the first time. the issue there that everyone wants to get something, hear something about is -- is the issue of russia hacking the u.s. elections. now that we're told is not on the agenda. ukraine and syria are, they're consent house is issues with -- contentious issues with russia. the united states is running out of patience over the seizure of diplomatic compounds, a reference to the end of
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president obama's administration where 35 russian diplomats were expelled toward the end of last year. an indication wherever russia believes the relationship should go with the united states. in is one of escalating tensions. then on top of that, you have president trump taking a different position from so many leaders with climate changes, at odds with angela merkel over trade. all of this does not add up to a picture where you have people around a table in a mood for compromise. it's difficult to see even with his trilateral with south korea and japan on the margins of this what can be achieved right now on north korea. >> fascinating dynamics ahead of the g-20. >> let's discuss the developments with jason russell, contributing editor for "the washington examiner." live via skype. nice to see you. thanks for joining us bright and early on this holiday. the response from the president mocking kim jong-un and saying it's up to china maybe to put a
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heavy move on north korea. what do you make of the president's response, and how critical is his appearance on the world stage this week at the g-20? >> yeah, definitely all a big psychological game to everyone involved here. not just kim jong-un but trump and the chinese. the policymakers are saying that china is the key to getting north korea to back down without any kind of further military escalation. so i have to guess that trump tweeting and saying we can do this without china is a way to get china to get more involved. china doesn't want more military from the u.s. in the area, they want, you know, the u.s. to be out of there. in f they" get the -- if they can get the pressure, china will do that. will that be the focus at the g-20? it will be interesting to see if trump can stay focused on
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foreign policy. he did that in the past in his first trip abroad in may. it's a whole new ball game when you're meeting with vladimir putin himself, especially given all the russia collusion investigations going on here in the united states. >> yeah, back to that tweet, it's hard to know the irony of a president who tweeted out a video of a wrestle iing image against the cable news network calling in question how another world leader uses his time. we don't have time to get too deep into that. let's talk about the g-20 and meeting with putin. what will it tell us if in fact reports are true that the president might not bring up russian interference in our electio election? >> it would be surprising. i assume that trump has a one-track mind on that russia investigation. it's hard for him to let go of that. i have to imagine that he'll privately say to putin, if there's anything you can do to help me out, any evidence you can release that you weren't involved or had no connection to
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my campaign, do that. if some doing go on, he'll say do a better job of hiding your role in this or whatever. it will be interesting to see. i doubt that it's not going to come up. >> just the optics of the meeting will be remarkable and examined and parsed. you have vladimir putin who is renowned for his discipline, right, and donald trump who is trying to make his way on the world stage with america first or is it america alone, or what is exactly his doctrine on how he'll lay that out? i think the optics will be fascinating, don't you? >> exactly. obviously trump and putin have been talked about together for a long time. to see them together in the same place for the first time will be interesting. you know, is trump going to be tough on putin, is he going to be friendly? for a long time he's been saying that he wants to be friendly with putin. he wants the u.s. and russia to be friendly with each other. so will this be the first
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meeting in a series of meetings that lead it a sea change in russia/u.s. relations, i doubt that. it will still be interesting to see what does come out of the meeting, if there are any substantive changes to u.s. foreign policy. >> who breaks the handshake first -- >> the handshake is going to be amazing television. ahead of the trip, though, a major domestic setback in that 42 states have now turned down the trump administration's request for detailed voter information, dates of birth, voting history, last four numbers of his social security number. 42 states including wyoming and arizona. how significant a setback is this for this hunt for two million to three million illegal votes? >> yeah. i mean, it's a big setback. not just democratic states, it's 42 states. that's a lot of republican states, too. >> right. >> that are not going to give up this information. so you know, if you can't even get republicans on board with this with this idea of cracking down on voter fraud, then it's
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going to be a big uphill battle to get this investigation i guess underway. >> and we should remind people the reason why there is this voter fraud commission is because the president without any evidence at all several months ago said that millions of people voted illegally, and he would have won -- he would have won -- >> the popular vote. >> the popular vote had it not been for all these illegal voters. the attorney general and state election foishlofficials have b saying, no, we don't have rampant voter fraud. we did not have people voting illegally. 42 states refusing to hands over information. >> jason russell, we'll talk to you in about 30 minutes. >> sounds good. 5:11. car leaderships gearing up for fourth of july sales. will it help reverse a slump in the auto industry, next.
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territory. the sharp turn in a critical foreign policy week for president trump. his response suretor affect this week's -- sure to affect this week's g-20. "early start" with live coverage. we begin right now. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> good morning, everyone, i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour this fourth of july holiday. north korea announcing its successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile ordered by leader kim jong-un. north korea claims the target could target anywhere in the world. experts say judging from data gathered by the u.s., japan, and south korea, the missile could be capable of hitting alaska. the missile launched into the waters off north korea's eastern coast flew nearly 600 miles. >> president trump heading straight to twitter after a briefing at the white house. the president mocking kim jong-un. "north korea has just launched another missile. does this guy have anything better to do with his life?" hard to believe that south korea and japan will president up with
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this much longer," and adding, "hoping china will put a move and end this once and for all." paula hancocks is live for us in seoul. good morning to you. let's start with what we know about this missile. >> reporter: we know this was north korea's way of celebrating july 4th. it was a missile that they claim was an icbm. they say it was a successful, a intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit anywhere in the world. experts say that is not the case, but they're trying to figure out whether or not it would be able to hit alaska. we know from the figures, the altitude was just over 1,700 miles. the distance, just over 570 miles. flew for 39 minutes. that's what north korea said. now we had an initial assessment from u.s. pacific command just before they claimed it was an icbm. they said it probably wasn't. they thought it was a level
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lower. but we haven't had the exact assessment from the south korean military. we're trying to find out what they think the range was and certainly whether or not that will be updated by u.s. pacific command, as well. the tweet you mentioned by the u.s. president, that was just after the missile but before we realized just how significant this missile test could have been. it will be interesting to see if there's an updated response from the white house. we had a comment from the south korean president moon. he's warned north korea ton cross the bridge of no return. bear in mind, this is a pro-engagement, pro-dialogue support. he supports talking to north korea. now he's saying if north korea crosses the red line, south korea and the u.s. don't know what our response would be. we don't have an official indication of what that red line is. certainly a potential icbm, if it turns out that it was that, is significant. dave? >> live in seoul. thank you. the latest provocation from
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north korea coming ahead of president trump's second overseas trip. he departs for europe tomorrow for the g-20 summit. the president's meeting with vladimir putin may no longer be the main attraction. cnn's nic robertson live from abu dhabi for us. meetings between the president and several asian leaders now very much under the microscope. >> reporter: absolutely. president trump already planned to have a trilateral meeting with the south koreans and the japanese on the margins of the g-20ment sharper focus now -- of the g-20. sharper focus now. what is he going to say to xi jinping of china to get his support? he talks about hoping a move on north korea to sort this out. the reality is, you know, president trump and xi jinping, their relationship has tanked over the last few days. talk of steel dumping, trade tensions, and that's the sort of lowest on the scale. sanctions on a chinese bank for not enforcing sanctions on north
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korea. selling $1.4 billion worth of weapons to taiwan, completely something that's -- that's xi jinping. the list kind of goes on. so this is perhaps going to be a big part of the discussion there at the g-20. we can't overlook the president putin/president trump meeting, as well. there's been a lot talked about, as you said. it was the central focus. we've just heard from russian television saying that they don't think this was an icbm. they think it was a intercontinental ballistic missile the next level down, something that north korea's been doing for quite a number of months now. and perhaps in their rights, a putin/president trump meeting ratchets up the agenda again. there's a host of tensions between president trump and the international community, not least of which on global trade
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that's going to come up. one of the pressing things that probably will come up when he speaks to president trump and we heard this from the kremlin yesterday, they say that patience is running out over those diplomatic expulsions that president obama did toward the end of last year, hinting is there finally going to be a quid pro quo? they will try something similar. >> nic robertson, a lot of work ahead this week. thank you very much, sir. squloijoining us, jason rus editor for "the washington examiner," live via skype. good morning. let's talk about the north korean development on the heels of "new york times" reporting that the call between president trump and chinese president xi jinping was characterized as the president warning china that he's again prepared to go it alone. we've heard that this call was impacted by some negative factors. realistically, though, what are the president's options in going to alone and stopping north korea's nuclear program?
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>> well, if trump is going to go t alone, it's definitely a -- going to go it alone, it's definitely a game of escalation. north korea can't out-escalate the united states military. it's a question of how far can the u.s. escalate before china has to act because china is not interested in another war on the korean peninsula. they know that will lead to millions of refugees flooding across the border into china. that's not something that china wants to deal with. really the options in going to alone are pressuring china to get more involved eventually. you know, that's the key eventually, is getting china involved one way or another. >> the new york times reporting on the phone call calls it cordial with blunt and says that xi, the president of china, is rankled, their word, "the new york times" word, rankled, by a host of other issues. this is a strange relationship, no question. >> reporter: absolutely. it's a psychological game between trump and xi jinping and kim jong-un, as well.
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trump has to find a balancing act of trying to influence the chinese through strength but not too much strength. you know, not through flattering them, but not through giving them what they want. all of this is part of the game. the ships off the coast of korea, the ships off of the islands in the south china sea, previously unclaimed, that china now claims. it's part of the game of finding a balancing act of how to convince china to get involved in north korea. >> and that tweet you saw from the president characterizing the relationship from june 20th. also of utmost importance is this meeting, whether it's off camera or on, between vladimir putin and president trump and the handshake everyone's waiting to see. will we see it or not, no one knows. how pivotal is that sneezing what will it in fact tell us about the president's priorities if according to reports he does not address russian interference in our election?
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>> reporter: it would be huge. that would be a big factor in trump being able to focus on his so-called america-first foreign policy. it's pretty clear that trump can't get putin to do anything in this russia investigation. so if he can stay focused on this, even though he's been so distracted by the russia collusion investigation in the past, if he can stay focused on that and make progress with russia in terms of whether it's becoming more friendly with them or just, you know, intimidating them to get more of what america wants in terms of foreign policy, that's keep. staying focusing on foreign policy and not getting distracted by those investigations. >> on trade, i think there's room for disagreement with the world leaders he'll be with there on trade. and you know when you cover a g-20 meeting, there's this communique that goes out at the end that all the parties hash out what this communique is going to say. it will be fascinating to see if
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trade and protectionism or isolationism end up in that communique. >> reporter: absolutely. and trump in terms of trade has been kind of -- i don't want to say rash, but off the cuff. you know, it's one country one day, china one day, mexico another day. then wanting to be friendly with the uk on a third day. so you know, no one at the g-20 wants to be left out and have trump say, no, we're not going to trade with you. then there's the question of how much trump can do unilaterally and how much can he do without facing punishment from the world trade organization. definitely something to watch this weekend. >> jason russell, nice to see you. thanks, have a great day. >> happy 4th. new jersey beaches back open for everyone including governor christie after a budget deal is reached. that plus the holiday forecast coming up.
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the latest jobs report comes out friday, but the president's already tweeting about the really great numbers touting a strong economy along with another tweet about new stock market record highs. the president has often taken credit for the state of the economy. how much is due to his influence? let's start with stocks. after the election, the market did get a bump. that is the trump bump since the election right there. the s&p 500 is up about 16% since then fueled by the administration's promise of tax reform and deregulation and the hope -- companies have a hope they will make money under a trump presidency. now let's put it in perspective. he can claim the recent rise, but let's go back further. the trump bump is the tail end of a bull market that began under former president obama. a slow, steady grind higher from a terrible, terrible recession. what about jobs? some 600,000 jobs have been created since president trump took office which is actually the slowest pace in the last
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three years. it is still a solid number. job creation isn't just a function of white house policies, consumer spending and interest rates also influence hiring decisions. what about manufacturing? the president swept into office promising to revive the industry. and american factories are humming. the manufacturing index hitting its highest level in three years. that's mainly due to strong global demand and a weak u.s. dollar which makes goods more attractive. a cheaper dollar makes u.s. goods more affordable. the dollar is down almost 6% in year. just a quick look, there's been a lot of bombast and promises and boasting. really when you look at the economy today, it looks an awful like it did a year ago down under. >> under obama. >> right. a year ago when the president said it was terrible and phony and near depression level. >> an interesting piece in the "washington post." trump's economic pledges fall short. the question is, how will his policies help the middle class, help the trump voter, the people that put him in office? >> the investor class has been enriched over the past six
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months. >> sure. >> what about the working class? and you know, his team hopes that his tax policies when enacted will help everyone, will unleash economic growth and create millions of jobs. in tax reform -- still on the drawing board. >> big if, not necessarily when. 42 states are refusing a white house request to turn over personal data of every registered data. all of them either rejecting the request outright or pushing back with privacy concerns. the president's voter fraud commission headed by vice president mike pence apparently misunderstanding voter privacy laws. states refusing to turn over social security numbers, birth dates, party affiliations because of legal concerns. now only colorado, missouri, and tennessee are actually supporting the commission's efforts. five other states are still reviewing the matter or simply not commenting. the government shutdown in new jersey is over. governor chris christie ordering all state parks to reopen this morning after a budget agreement was reached last night.
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the governor blaming democrats for dragging their feet on a spending plan, triggering a three-day impasse that ruined holiday weekend plans for thousands of beach-goers. of course, the governor took lots of criticism for spending time at a beach he'd closed to the public. he's still defending that move and says now that a budget is in place, he's headed back to the beach. what an image it was somebody, folks. -- it was, indeed, folks. the cover of the "new york post," "chris crispy," is the headline. i'm going to hide the other -- >> risque. beach and picnics, fireworks tonight, americans checking the weather even more closely than usual this morning. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the holiday forecast. good morning. look at the perspective here across the eastern half of the country. a lot of wet weather. a lot of cloud cover over the next 24 hours. much of this afternoon and tonight. areas around the mid south, south central states, convection
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brewing in eastern oklahoma. expect that to push into parts of arkansas, eventually into the tennessee valley, as well. this is an area of concern. if you have any outdoor activities, anything lined up as far as fireworks are concerned, might want to look carefully as we go toward the afternoon hours. dallas, kansas city, nashville to name a few, a few thunderstorms here could begin to pop up. that could maybe slow down some of the operations the cities are planning across that region. but we're going to shoot for about 93 degrees out of st. louis. in chicago, not a bad day at 83. we've seen much hotter on the 4th in the past. atlanta makes it up to around 90. when you factor in the humidity, some areas around nashville are getting up to around 90% humidity. generally speaking, about 50% to 60% widespread. it is going to be a muggy perspective for much of the fourth of july. lastly, leave with this -- we have what could potentially be tropical storm or hurricane don, 80% chance this will form sometime this week. at this point watching the leeward islands as an area of interest. guys? >> oh, yes. it's that time of year. thank you so much. hitting the road this fourth
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find your awesome with the xfinity x1 voice remote. time and hope are running out for a british baby born with a rare genetic disease. the parents of charlie gard are being blocked from taking their son to the u.s. for a last-ditch experimental treatment despite some very high-profile support. cnn has the latest from london. >> reporter: the tubes that keep him alive will be turned off soon. his parents' last hope, to take him to the states for highly experimental medical treatment, blocked by the british and european courts. their last wish refused -- to take him home to die. >> he's a soldier. he will fight. he will fight to the very end. he's still fighting, but we're not allowed to fight for him
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anymore. our parental rights have been stripped away. we can't even take our own son home to die. we've been denied that. you don't think we've been put through enough? >> reporter: little charlie gard was born healthy but was diagnosed in a month with a rare disorder, a form of disease that resulted in severe brain damage. >> save charlie gard! >> reporter: protests in london against the decision to turn off life support. and after the pope sent a message to the parents from the vatican saying he was praying for them in their hope to care for their child until the end will be respected. now donald trump has weighed in, too. "if we can help little one as per our friends in the uk and the pope, we would be delighted to do so." charlie's skies extremely complicated. the -- case is extremely
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complicated. the case is called nuclearcide by pass therapy. it's never been tested on a strain of the disease as rare as charlie's is. even the u.s. specialist offering it says he thinks it's unlikely that it will be able to reverse charlie's brain damage. that's why the british courts ruled the way they did. they saidy that didn't want charlie -- they said they didn't want charlie to be the subject of medical experimentation if there was no chance of him getting better. that his right to die with dignity must come first. that's not the way his parents see it. sadly for them, the pleas of a pope and a president already to late. cnn, london. >> thank you for that reporting. 55 minutes past the hour. let's check cnn "money stream" this morning. global stocks are lower. u.s. markets will be closed today for the independence day holiday. wall street had a great first half of the year driven by stellar corporate earnings and hopes for tax reform. the dow and s&p 500 gained 8%,
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the tech-heavy nasdaq up 14%. that is if you are keeping track, folks, and mr. president, we are. that is the best performance since 2009. tesla missed its delivery target and says batteries are to blame. 22,000 vehicles delivered in the second quarter, up from last year. on the low end of the delivery target it promised investors. tesla blames a severe shortfall of battery packs. and that's a problem as it prepares to roll out its first mass-market car. founder elon musk says the model 3 will begin selling this month. good news if you have a gas-powered car. very good news. fourth of july gas prices are the lowest in more than a decade. the average price for regular gas is $2.23 per gallon. that is down 15 cents from a month ago and lower than the beginning of the year. low demand and the falling price of crude -- it's been a crash in crude prices. that has kept gas prices down. enjoy it while it lasts. oil prices have begun to recognize. experts say gas prices should inch higher soon.
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a lot of people this morning on twitter and facebook telling me, you know, what kind of low gas prices they've seen. in some states you've got a one at the beginning. >> amazing -- >> isn't it? >> that at the same time as demand for tesla's mass market model is sky high. >> fascinating. >> interesting. happy fourth of july. thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts right now. we are facing threat of the reckless and brutal regime in north korea. >> according to north korea, they have successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. >> the u.s. administration, they want china to bring more pressure economically on north korea. >> what we have to do is prepare all options. the threat is much more immediate now. >> the tension only goes up. the consequences would be disastrous. >> the president prepares for the g-20 summit and his first face-to-face encounter with vladimir putin. >> we need to be very tough with russia. this isn't just


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