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you break it, you earn it. no harm was done. they were going to clean it anyway they say. >> the president confronted vladimir putin on u.s. concerns that russia meddled in last year's election. >> president putin denied such involvement. >> not a single fact has been presented. >> i think it's going very well. i look forward to a lot of very positive things happening. >> he used the language that concerns the american people. he never said as far as we know that this concerns him. what's troublesome is that it does not appear that it is his concern. >> continu >>. >> melania trump was on lockdown as protests raged outside her hamburg hotel. by dinner time the trumps emerged. the first lady's companion was none other than vladimir putin.
>> announcer: this is "new day weekend" with christi black well and victor paul. >> it is a critical moment for president trump on the world stage this morning. in just a few hours he's going to meet with chinese president xi jinping hoping to use the company's leverage to stop north korea's ballistic missile program. this meeting comes as tension rises. >> president trump announcing plans for a new trade deal with the uk. very, very quickly he says. but as the president tries to talk trade, he cannot escape the questions about russia's interfere er interference in the 2016 elections. >> i just want to say thank you very much. we're working on a trade deal
alcoh alcoh which will be a very big deal. we'll have our trade people. we have all of the trade people. rex and i had a tremendous meeting yesterday with president putin. we've had really great meetings with a lot of people. we're having a lot today, but prime minister mae my and i hav developed a very special relationship and trade will be a factor. >> mr. president, did the russians lie about your meeting yesterday? >> you hear the president answer the question about going to the uk but ignoring the question about his meeting with putin.
it comes as there's another he said he said for president trump. russian's foreign minister tells journalists that president trump accepted president putin a word that the kremlin was not involved in the 2016 election. a senior administration official denied that claim. and gearing up for what could be a third day of violent protests. these are live pictures right now. demonstrat demonstrates gathered foopeace fully at the moment. last night, though, a very different picture. there were people in the streets setting fires, throwing bottles, and more than 200 police officers have been injured thus far. first let's talk about what happened this morning with ivanka trump. she briefly took a role on a critical role we should say at the g20 summit. she sat in for her father, president trump of course at a g20 leaders working session this morning.
senior white house correspondent jim acosta live for us at the summit in hamburg, germany. talk to us about what this role is that she took and how effective was she? how much influence, jim, do you get a sense that she has there on the global stage? >> reporter: well, i think we should point out senior administration officials are downplaying that this was any sort of big deal. they essentially are saying the president had to step out for a quick meeting and so his seat was empty at this table, at this world bank meeting that was going on here at the g20 summit and that she sat there temporarily while they were talking about some world bank efforts in africa. and that was essentially it. of course, it's a reminder when president trump is abroad or dealing with policies on the domestic front, it is a family business at times and ivanka trump is an assistant to the president. she's one of his top advisers.
this is the deal when you're talking about the trump white house. she does have a role in this administration obviously. the question is, and this goes back and forth, as to how influential that role is. you'll remember during the paris climate talks, the talks heading into the president's decision as to whether to pull out of the paris climate agreement, agreement he's pulling out of, she was advocating for more of those voices to come in and talk to her father saying yes, we should stay in the paris climate agreement. at the end of the day that view did not win the argument. the president decided to pull out of the paris climate agreement. as he's wrapping up this summit, he's going to be meeting with chinese press xi later on today, there is a lot of conversation going on about the president pulling out of the paris climate agreement. angela merkel said it's going to be very going to see the communique, the german jarrigon.
that is going to say the united states is not on board with this. so it is one of those situations where perhaps had ivanka trump won that argument inside the administration, the united states would be more arm in arm with these other leaders at this g20 summit. as you've noticed throughout the day and you just pointed to that clip a few moments ago, there are other pressing matters for this president and that is this question that won't go away about the russia investigation. the president was asked did vladimir putin lie to you during or or the russians lying about this meeting that you had with vladimir putin because sergey lavrov came out of that meeting and said the president had accepted vladimir putin's denial that there was any russian interference in the last election. senior administration official told us no, the president did not accept vladimir putin's view on this. so if the president is in a position where he's going to be asked questions later on today before the conclusion of these events here, i suspect that he is going to be asked that question again and we'll have to
wait and see as to what he says, because as you were playing at the top of this news cast, one of the very big questions here is why did he raise this issue with vladimir putin? is it because it's his concern or is it because he's talking about these frustrations, these political frustrations that he has back in washington? we'll have to wait and see how the day plays out here at the g20. a very interesting sequence of events before the president leaves town to head back to washington. >> jim acosta, thank you so much for the update. we appreciate it. >> all right. you bet. i want to show you some live pictures. take a look at the massive crowds that are on the streets there in hamburg. you hear the cheering. let's listen here for a second. okay. you can see how massive those crowds are, how expansesive they
are taking up the entire street. been described almost as a fest if atmosphere. you know security is on alert and we'll be following this throughout the morning. president trump has been meeting with several world leaders. the headliner for today is meeting with chinese president xi jinping. two u.s. bombers flu along the korean peninsula as part of the 10 hour military drill. the commanding general says yes, this was a warning to kim jong-un that the u.s. and its allies are ready to unleash, this is a quote, ready to unleash the full lethal capability of their air forces. the u.s. also plans to test its missile defense system.
this is the thad system in the next few days. they say this is not a direct response to the north korea test although the system is designed to defend against those types of threats. let's talk about the way forward on north korea and the upcoming meeting between president company and president xi with gordon chang. he's the author of "nuclear showdown." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> is there evidence from your perspective that china is committed to applying the necessary pressure to deter north korea's nuclear ambitions? >> well, i actually don't think so. we've got to remember that the missile that the north korean laufr lauf launched on july fourth, it's carried on a chinese transporter erect or launcher. there's also evidence suggesting, not conclusive, but evidence suggesting that north
korea's most advanced missile it is are actually variance of chinese ones. we've got to ask president xi jinping some very pointed questions about how come north korea has chinese looking missiles in its inventory. >> do you expect that they are helping? >> they are definitely helping. we have so much evidence over the course of decades. not just the ballistic missile program. recently china has been supplying north korea with missile material and equipment for his nuke program. this is assistance across the board. indeed we have to question whether china is weaponizing north korea to harm the united states and its allies in the region. >> so the president has suggested several times that the effort to get china to apply the impression necessary is exhausting. we had to go with china and see with f if it worked.
at least we tried. without china, can the u.s. go on its own? >> there are things we certainly can do without china, but eventually you do need china to reign in north korea. the way to -- the one thing we can do which is what president trump did last week is to impose -- we saw with the severing of a small fry chinese bank from the global financial system. we saw other things that outraged the chinese as they said. those were minor things. i think president trump in this meeting with xi jinping is going to say he can amp up the pressure if the chinese don't come to the table. >> speaking of coming to the table, we know that a few years ago at the six party talks broke down, the ones between north korea, south korea, u.s.,
russia, japan and china. they weren't very fruitful as evidenced by where we are today. how close do you think the parties are to getting back to the they believe now that there is this south korean president who wants to sit down and engage? >> moon jae-in certainly wants to talk to the north koreans. he's made that very clear. it's not exactly whether the north koreans want to talk to him. the pyongyang position they've expressed is this is a matter with the united states. that by the way is also china's position. this is a china/north korea issue. i don't think that it is. other parties have equities in this, especially beijing, but nonetheless, there will be pressure for talks. but it's very difficult to get them restarted again because of what's occurred since the breakdown of the six party talks a half decade ago. >> all right. gordon chang, so good to have you this morning. >> thank you so much, victor. president trump and
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interpretation. they say they did not. i'm sorry, the president did not accept or rather did accept what he said. let's go now to cnn senior international correspondent i've r -- ivan live in moscow. >> reporter: the moment the long meeting ended you had rex tillerson come out and the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov and they gave readouts separately about the meeting. on this very controversial issue, the allegations of russian meddling, sergey lavrov said that president trump basically that he said, quote, he mentioned that certain groups in the u.s., even though they can't prove it, are still trying to fan the topic of russian interference in the u.s. elections and he went on to say that president trump accepted putin a denial of having meddled in the u.s. election. take a listen.
>> translator: president trump said that he heard firm assertions from president trump it is not true and russian authorities have not meddled in these elections and that he said he accepts these assertions. that's it. >> soon after that a senior white house official, who did not want to be named, said that, quote, president trump did not accept president putin a claim of noninterference in the elections. we already have some contradiction in the first hours after the meeting took place. the question about what russia did in 2016 in november, that is still very, very much up in the air it seems. >> so now what is the reaction from moscow? >> reporter: well, they seem to be -- russian officials seem to be pretty delighted about the meeting. a senior lawmaker here calling it a breakthrough, a broadcaster hearsaying th here saying that the bilateral
meeting eclipsed the entire g20 summit. i've got an issue of a tabloid here in moscow that does kind of a breakdown photo by photo of when the cameras were allowed in that room with a psychologist kind of analyzing the body language. suggesting that the fact that president trump extended his hand like this shows that he's reaching out to putin for approval and that putin literally had the upper hand. i think some other people may question that, but there's no question that this was for many russians, they think this is a big step forward. one newspaper pointed out hey, vladimir putin did not walk away with an agreement from president trump to hand back two russian diplomatic compounds that were seized by the out coming obama administration amid the meddling allegations and controversy. that is a wrong according to russian views that still must be
righted. >> ivan watson for us there in moscow. thank you. ron brownstein, cnn senior political analyst and senior editor with us now as well as lynn sweet, washington bureau chief with the "chicago sun-times." thank you both for being with us. ron, i wanted to ask you at a time when this administration is asking voters here in the u.s. to hand over some pretty personal information, under the purpose they say of solidifying elections and the validity of elections and that kind of thing. cnn, however, has some reporting that russia is indeed -- that russian spies are ramping up their efforts here inside the borders of the u.s. with that said, we have a president who says look, you hit me, i'm going to hit back hard. did he hit back hard enough with putin based on what we know of the meeting? >> yeah. i think -- i think the reaction is very -- whoever's account you accept, the reaction from the
president is ambiguous and ambivalent at best. i think there is less to the difference in the accounts than meets the eye or maybe meets the ear. if you take rex tillerson at his word, our own secretary of state's version of events, the president in effect is saying there was -- okay, there's a difference between us, between russia and the u.s. on whether this happens. that means essentially we are equating the unanimous verdict of our intelligence community that russia did meddle in the election with the word of an autocrat who lies about killing his opponents that he didn't chb. even if you say we are going to look forward, which is what the secretary of state said, i think most would agree to prevent russia from doing this in the future is to make sure there were consequences for having done it in the past. it does not appear there were any consequences. the idea we're kind of going to move on beyond this is a way in effect of shelving it and
agreeing to disagree in effect even about whether it happened. >> what about the issue of syria, lynn? we have the fact that this cease-fire is happening, but i mean, it still doesn't clarify what the u.s. end game position is when it comes to syria. what does this cease-fire that they agreed to really mean? >> well, it's supposed to take effect on sunday and it's for a small slice of syria. it doesn't, as you point out, it doesn't address the profound difference that the two nations have and that is that russia backs leader assad and the u.s. has backed the forces trying to oust him. that's the very basic crux of the civil war that is happening in syria and i would look at this agreement more as a place that the two leaders, putin and trump carved out where they
could maybe work together. even if they have different interests on how they want to resolve on the going situation in syria. >> all right. ron, real quickly i want to get to china tas well. we know the president is meeting with president xi. this is coming on the heels of -- forget even north korea. we know that's going to be part of the conversation. we've got this $1.4 billion arms sale to taiwan that china is not happy about. we have got the u.s. navy destroyer that sailed within 12 miles of the disputed island last sunday. then this thursday the two u.s. b-1 bombers that flew over disputed waters. what does the president say to president xi to try to find some commonality. >> the troubles with china are the reminder of the limits of any ability of any president to change the trajectory of major nations just on a personal relationship with the leader. the president came out of the meeting earlier this year feeling they had forged a bond and therefore china was willing to be tougher on north korea than they had in the past.
there are underlying interests that restrained china's willingness to do what we want them to do. they don't want it to be unified on the peninsula. the enduring interests over rode whatever personal chemistry there is. whatever the relationship with vladimir putin that the approxima president is able to forge, there are underlying contacts. what they are attempting to achieve in the world and what we want. kind of essential always to keep those lights, to steer by those lights as well as whatever you hope you can forge personally with the leader of another country. >> lynn, as we look forward to this meeting this morning with president xi, what about trade? that's going to have to be talked about. >> it is. it's an agenda item on there. one thing to look at is whether or not the trump administration goes ahead with its enforcement was its steel dumping. that's something that could have
a ripple effect for other nae nations, including germany and canada who are our biggest steel producers. >> ron brownstein, lynn sweet, always good to have your conversations. thank you very much. coming up, secretary of state rex tillerson taking center stage on several foreign policies front. >> also protesters angry over the gop health care bill are dragged away. is mitch mcconnell ready to work with democrats now? mom gets breakfast in bed...
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is looming this morning in a little more than an hour. president trump is sitting down with chinese president xi jinping. he started his day with british prime minister theresa may. the president also talked about the bond between those two countries. >> we've had really great meetings with a lot of people. we're having a lot today. prime minister may and i have developed a very special relationship and i think trade will be a very big factor between our two countries. >> and take a look at some of the live pictures we're getting right now out of hamburg as protests continue. they are seemingly organized. they are quite massive. early demonstrations turned violent. more than 200 officers were injured, but thus far this morning everything is peaceful. you hear some of the cheers there. so far so good. one meeting two hours long with two versions of what was said. before president trump spoke
with russian president vladimir putin yesterday, there was speculation about whether president trump would press putin on the topic of russian meddling in the 2016 election. here's what happened from secretary of state rex tillerson. >> the president opened the meeting with president putin by raising the concerns of the american people regarding russian interference in the 2016 election. they had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject. the president pressed president putin on more than one occasion regarding russian involvement. president putin denied such involvement. as i think he has in the past. >> how, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov had another version of events. he said, quote, president trump said he's heard putin a very clear statement that this is not true and that the russian government did not interfere in the elections and that he accepts these statements. that's all.
a senior administration official says president trump did not accept putin a denial. >> joining us now to talk more about that, ambassador nicolas burns, former u.s. secretary for political affairs. also a former u.s. ambassador to nato and greece. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's first start here with the discrepancy over the discussion of russian meddling. you earlier said it's a dereliction of duty, president trump's treatment of this meddling. after the description we've learned from secretary tillerson, what's your assessment? >> i think it's positive that president trump raised the issue. he had to do that to defend the united states and the american people. if president putin is now denying that rush engaged in a cyber attack in our elections, president trump should not accept that denial because our intelligence communities are 100% united. they say that the russians did intervene in our election, interfere in our election in a very comprehensive way. i think that the best thing that president trump could do now would be to support the
republicans and democrats in the senate who vote d 97-2 two week ago to sanction russia over this behavior. this can't be a slap on the wrist. there's nothing more important to the united states than the sanctity of our elections. therefore, putin should feel the pain and should pay a price for what he did. that's the best way to prevent him from intervening in the 2018 and 2020 elections here in the united states. >> what's your degree of confidence that the sanctions that are already levied on russia will stay? because we remember back to january when the president was asked in an interview with "the wall street journal," he said why would we sanction a country that's helping us? in the context of this new bilateral working group, the new cease-fire between u.s., the russia and jordan. what's your degree of confidence that the sanctions that are already in place will stay in place? >> they should stay in place because the vast majorities of
members of congress wants them to. president trump appears to think he can do business with president putin, but president putin has shown by interfering in our elections, by his actions in ukraine and crimea and by his actions in syria that he really can't be trusted. we can't be naive about the russians and one of the issues here is whether or not the united states should allow russians re-entry into their diplomatic compounds in long island and also in the eastern shore of maryland. there's no reason for us to do that. we should keep him out of those compounds. we should have new sanctions. that's the only language that an autocratic leader like vladimir putin understands. this senate bill is now in the house. the trump administration obviously wants to block the bill and it's important that members of congress and both parties go forward. i think congress needs to assert itself now. if the president is unwilling to stand up for the u.s. >> all right. one thing i want to talk about that apparently was not
discussed in this meeting yesterday, the chemical attack in syria earlier this year. in april the white house accused russia of covering it up. secretary tillerson said russia's failure was responsible for the attack. u.n. ambassador nikki haley said this. >> when this information came out, they were so quick to defend. they didn't look shocked. they didn't look surprised. they were so quick to defend. and then the evidence comes out and we see exactly what it is. and we know exactly what the environment was. then you realize. >> they knew what was going on. >> i think that they knew, yes. >> she says russia knew. what do you make of that, that being one of the issues between this meeting between trump and putin? >> i think it should have been. they obviously had a big discussion on syria. there may be ways we can work with the russians on syria, although we don't want to
support russia's alignment with iran awith syria. i think ambassador haley was right when she shaaid the russis are up to. they used chemical weapons every time during this war. i actually supported president trump's air strikes on that syrian air base in response to the use of chemical weapons as something we've got to keep an eye on. the bigger issue here is that u.s. military forces and russian military forces are both operating in syria. we are conducting strikes against the islamic state. the russians are bombing mainly civilian targets tragically. we've got to keep our troops, our air forces away from each other and deconflict that there's no accident. >> ambassador burns, good to have you this morning. >> thank you very much. >> this is the final day of the g20. protests already under way. we're live at hamburg with the latest on so many arrests. many injuries. the police officers as well as
hamburg bilate so far no violence on prthe protest march. on this, the last day of the summit they are preparing in case things take a turn for the worse. >> more than 200 police officers have been injured over the three days of protests we've been watching. more than 100 people have been arrested. cnn correspondent atika shubert on the scene there. did i hear right you spotted new york city a mayor in the crowd there? >> absolutely. mayor is up on stage actually. i have my camera turned around to you can see what's happening. basically a stage performance. he was wearing a knitted south african flag here. it is dancers are wearing the
different flags of the world. he is participating in this rally and will be speaking. he was invited by the mayor of hamburg and there's a number of people speaking it is a much frie friendlier rally than we've seen in the last few days. >> all right. atika, we appreciate it so much. thank you. back here at home we are approaching what will be a big week for the effort to repeal and replace obamacare. senator mitch mcconnell's suggestion to hold bipartisan talks on a new health care bill. really sending a shock to the white house. officials tell cnn that some were caught off guard by his comments early thier this week. some are on recess but they're facing their constituents at home. ma he in the meantime, let's go to ohio. several demonstrators, some of them disability activists were
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far from these position anxious not to be filmed or even noticed but you understand it's them calling in the air strikes and often the artillery that's allowing these forces to move forward so quickly. i've been surprised how little the city isis is apparently in. an area possibly one and a half to three miles in terms of size. increasingly small terrain that they hold, but as we saw in mosul and iraq, civilians apparently held in their midst unable to flee because of the isis snipers. still the progress here marking potentially the last time that isis can say they hold a city in syria. >> thank you so much. meanwhile there is a sweltering heat wave bearing down on southern california. it's not just california. we'll talk about it. tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern, the new cnn series, "the '90s."
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large fires. this doesn't take into account the nearly 100 smaller fires around the region. this is just the large one. we talked about really low you had mi-- humidity. we also have wind gusting 20, 30 miles per hour. it takes those and can spread them very quickly especially long the slopes of the region. we have red flags warnings out for much of the region. also talking thunderstorms. we're talking dry thunderstorms meaning you get the lightning but you don't get the benefit of the added rain that can help kill some of those wild fires. the fourth thing we're talking about in terms of ingredients, that is going to be the heat. that's something that's been lingering across much of this region for a very long time. in fact, las vegas, for example, 23 streit daaight days of a temperature of 105 or higher. thaet going to continue today
and for much of the future. for much of the west in general even stretching all the way north into practically the canadian border. when we talk about the heat, you have to understand that yes, this time of year, this is when we get those incredible hot temperatures. usually july into august is when you start to peak. the problem for the areas out west, this is also the time we start to have those monsoon rains come in and drop the temperatures back. we haven't had that. another thing that hurts folk in the west is the lack of trees. folks in the midwest, you get the benefit of having these nice big trees that can help cool things down. the net cooling ect of having just one tree is the same effect as having ten portable air conditioning units operating about 20 hours a day. out west they don't have a lot of this. especially the southwest. you don't trees like this in phoenix or vegas. unfortunately, the big thing going forward is this heat is going to stick around for at
least the next week. >> i lived in phoenix for five years and i loved phoenix, but not in july. >> i visited for five days in august once. i can't compare to her five years, but five days was rough. >> allison, thank you. we're pulling for you. >> that's it for us. we'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern for an hour of newsroom. >> don't go anywhere. smerconish is with you right now. i'm michael smerconish in philadelphia. we welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. so president trump finally met president prutin, but what exactly happened? that depends who you ask. rex tillerson says president trump confronted putin about the russian