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president trump issuing an ominous warning to north korea's leader and to the world. >> this man will not get away with what he's doing. >> he's drawing red lines, but he's also acting like a child. >> we have tried to hamper north korea for the last 20 years and it got us nowhere. >> we have many options for venezuela. i'm not going to rule out a military option. >> the president may have played directly into the hands of the venezuelan president. >> what place do confederate monuments like this one have in today's world. >> the statue itself is symbolic of a lot of larger issues. >> we don't want there to be violence. we don't want there to be conflict. this is "new day" weekend with victor black we will and christie paul. >> so grateful to have your company as always. want to tell you about how china
is urging president trump to show restraint this morning. as nuclear tepgsz are escalating with north korea now. >> president trump initially called president xi last night to pressure him on a trade issue. he wanted to warn she that u.s. investigation into china's practices could start as soon as monday, but she in return pressed president trump to tone down threats like this one. >> if anything happens to guam, there's going to be big, big trouble in north korea. >> and japan now ready to respond with massive missile interceptors that are in place this morning should north korea make good on their threat to strike guam. >> but aside from the north korea challenge, president trump is signalling possible military intervention in venezuela. officials there calling the president's warning, quote, cow wardel, insolate and vial. >> we have many option for venezuela. and by the way, i'm not going to rule out a military option. we have many options for
venezuela. >> we have correspondents covering all angles from around the worled. we're in new jersey with the president, also in china, in venezuela and we want to begin with david mckenzie who is in china. david, tell us more about that phone call between president trump and president xi. and good morning. >> yes. this critical phone call between the two world leaders, president xi jinping saying that he wants restraint from both sides, from all parties, in fact. i'm sure the chinese have been looking with increasing alarm as the tension as raised on the korean peninsula. china has repeatedly said they want the talks to start somehow between the u.s., north korea, south korea, and also this statement from the ministry of foreign affairs unusually blunt saying the chinese side hopes all relevant parties speak and act with caution and do more things that are conducive to de-escalating the tense situation. and enhancing mutual trust among parties rather than relapsing
into the old path of showing assertiveness and escalate right leg tensions. i've covered china for quite a while. normally they put these kind of boilerplate statements out. this is really indicating they want things to calm down and maybe try and open a path towards some kind of negotiations. christie, victor. >> very interesting. all right. david, appreciate it so much. thank you. all right. let's talk now about president trump and venezuela with cnn politics reporter. joining us from bridge water, new jersey. the president suggesting that there could be a military option there on the table, but before we get to that, what's the white house saying about the president's call with the chinese president xi jinping? >> it's interesting, the official white house read out says that the two leaders spoke about north korea, about their pledge to did he nuclear eyes the korean peninsula and about rising tensions in the region. that said, a senior administration official intelligence us that the call was not as harmonyous as you may have expected. president trump informed xi
jinping that he would be initiating an investigation into chinese trade practices, particularly about intellectual property rights and as you just heard china urged trump to cut it out with the bellicose language that has somewhat defined his trip here in new jersey, his 17-day working vacation. now, we're expecting on monday you'll see the president announce this investigation into chinese trade practices and that makes good on campaign promises, but it also could complicate possible a deal or negotiations between north korea and the united states, victor. >> all right. so now let's talk about venezuela. the president surprised a lot of people, including those at the pentagon, by suggesting that he's not taking military options off the table for venezuela. >> reporter: during this long free wheeling question and answer yesterday with the president where he said we have a lot of options in venezuela, but i'm not going to rule out military intervention or a military option. now, that struck a lot of people, including as you say, the people at the pentagon.
they said there are currently no plans or no military options for the unrest in venezuela. now, the trump administration has been watching this issue and the unrest in venezuela for months now really, and they slapped the maduro regime with sanctions a few weeks ago. but a military option was a sfep further than anybody expected, including members of trump's own party. ben sasse a republican from nebraska said flatly no, there will be no military option. congress is not going to vote for military intervention in venezuela. and nebraska mood is not going to be spilled because of the president's statements. pretty tough stuff. >> dan, thank you. >> all right. so we're going to read you a little bit more regarding that zamt that he just mentioned from senator ben sasse a member of the snat armed services committee. and the statement is verb a time. no, congress obviously is not authorizing war in venezuela.
nicolas maduro is a horrible human being, but congress doesn't vote based on who the executive lashes out at today. the spokesman for the pentagon said in a briefing that his agency has not received any orders with regards to venezuela itself. journalist steph an oh cord oh van is in car acan you say. how is venezuela's government responding at this point? >> reporter: well, christie, we have yet to hear any answer from maduro himself. but who has acted is rod rig gez who used tor to be a former minister until a few months ago and he's now the head of the that has just been installed. she tweeted late last night that she thinks the comment by president trump is cowardly and that venezuela is ready to lash out and to react to any
aggression. remember, she is at the moment the most senior and the most important official in the country as she's the head of the ma dur row government. so it's important that we understand that maduro will probably speak on state tv or on media later today to react to what president trump said yesterday, christie. >> all right. we'll be waiting to hear. thank you so much. well, north korea has threatened to strike the tiny island territory of guam. president trump has assured the governor that the people there are safe. >> yes. senior international correspondent is in guam. and we have a view from the skies for us and how the tiny island is preparing itself for any eventually. >> reporter: guam is the u.s.'s western most territorial possession, an an island about three times the size of washington, d.c. with spectacular beaches, reefs and
greenery, home to 160,000 american citizens. it is closer geographically to countries like the philippines and japan than to the mainland u.s. it is also an important military position, about a third of the island is controlled by the u.s. military, and in our aerial tour we've seen a submarine pulling into naval base guam. we've also passed over andersen air force base where b-one bombers have been flying out of this week. there are about 5,300 u.s. service personnel on this island, and when you combine their families, that's about 13,000 service personnel and dependents. this is an important staging ground, refueling station, and launch pad for the u.s. military. and north korea has announced that it's drawing up plans to try to fire four intermediate
ballistic missiles that they say would aim to splash down about 20 miles, 30 to 40 kilometers off the coast of this american island. ivan watson, cnn in the skies over guam. >> well, we don't have to go all the way to guam for the potential threat from north korea. let's talk about south korea, which will host the winter olympics in just a few months. with all that's going on now, will these games go as planned. >> also, russia is now look to go china to play peace maker. their new plan calling for an end to u.s. military drills. what they say would work. and charlottesville, virginia preparing for a white nationalist rally today. activists are there in protest of the removal of a confederate statue, and it comes after things got violent at a march
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...include constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain. stay ahead of ibs-d with viberzi. you had will not replace us. you will not replace us. you will not replace us. >> the images there from a white nationalist protest in virginia last night did get violent at times after a group of activists holding tovgz and chanting, they marched through the university of virginia's campus. and this was a group that was protesting the removal of a confederate statute u of general robert e. lee. >> and there's a rally planned today in charlottesville. kaly, there is a lot of anxiety heading into today's rally. >> there is, victor. and it's the second time this summer that we've seep such stark images coming out of shar
lotsville of a torch light rally in that manner. it's the statue behind me that's been at the center of controversy, but last night those protestors marched through the university of virginia's campus and congregate around a statute u of thomas jefferson in the center of the university of virginia's campus. there were several hundred protestors out there. stfs not an officially announced event. but when they did clash, it did turn violent. you could see tiki torches being thrown through the air. police declared the assembly unlawful, dispersed chemicals and the crowd pretty quickly thereafter dissipated. images from last night spread very quickly over social media and the mayor of charlottesville, who is also a member of the faculty at the university of virginia was very quick to respond as he said, today in 2017 we are instead seeing a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism and
intolerance march down the launls of the architect of our bill of rights. everyone has a right under the first amendment to express their opinion peaceably. so hiesh is mine. i'm beyopd disgusted of visual intimidation on a college campus. no matter which side you come down on this issue, emotions are running high in charlottesville, virginia. it's a debate cities across america are having, what place do confederate con umts like this one have in today's world. >> i don't think that these debates that cities and states around the country have had are just about a piece of stone, you know, or a hunk of rock. i mean, these are symbols and they've a lot of meaning. >> mike significant nor is the mayor of charlottesville, virginia, an historic college town trying to reconcile its past with the present. this statue of confederate general robert e. lee has become the focal point since the city council voted in february to remove it. >> we're going to start it standing up for our history.
>> jason kessler is the lead organize erg for the unite the right rally, a protest the anti-defamation league could be the largest gathering in a decade. >> the statute u itself is symbolic of a lot of larger issues. preserving history against this censorship and revisionism, this political correctness, the second issue is being allowed to advocate for your interests aa white person, just like other groups are allowed to advocate for their interests political. and then finally, this is about free speech. we are simply trying to express ourselves and do a demonstration and -- >> kessler doesn't consider himself a white supreme cysts, but horizon activism has caught the attention of the ku klux klan and the alt-right. this will be the third demonstration in as many months by those who object to the removal of lee's statute u, and it's expected to be the largest. mike roddy is among a group of
more than 40 local business owners who are asking the city to protect them. >> what are your fears for what this weekend will be like? >> i have a lot of fears. i think most of us are just anxious. we don't want there to be violence. we don't want there to be conflict. you know, there's a lot of -- there are a lot of heated emotions really on both sides of the spectrum. >> reporter: during previous demonstrations counter protesting vastly out numbered supporters. civil rights groups have plans for today as well. law enforcement will try to keep the peace with approximately a thousand responders on duty. the commonwealth's largest deployment of state police in one place in nearly 30 dwreerz. >> a lot of strong opinions here this weekend. democracy is on which noisy and messy, but i'd rather that than the alternative of being quiet and complacent. >> in shar rotsville, virginia,
cnn. >> now, estimates for how many people will see today have been all over the place. police say it could be anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 people congregating here in emancipation park formerly known as lee park. in the downtown area the businesses are cloegsd for today, some closing already early on this morning. we have seen a heavy police presence, barricades up all around me. also a light rain. we'll see how that affects the turn out later today. >> all right. thank you. >> thank you, kaly. as the white house trades the threats with north korea, it's also watching the crisis unfold in venezuela. what president trump is saying he may be considering when it comes to dealing with that issue. plus, former u.s. secretary of defense william perry on how to deal with north korea and how not to deal with the regime. >> and now they have an arsenal of perhaps 20 nuclear. we have to take that into account when we deal with them.
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so grateful to see you on a saturday morning. i'm christie paul. >> i'm victor black we will. goorng to you. >> they're warning the u.s. to avoid, quote, tragic doom. this comes as china tries to cool tensions urging both sides to show some restraint. >> now, that call for restraint was that the same call that president trump made warning china, saying that pressure might be applied in the arena of trade starting with an investigation of china's trade practices. >> meanwhile, japan sa hoping for a diplomatic solution to the stand off, deploying their own defenses just in case. their missile interceptors are being set up now across the country in case a missile is launched at guam. >> and the white house is also watching the crisis in venezuela.
president trump says he's considering a range of responses and says military intervention is not off is the table. now, whether it's venezuela or north korea, former secretary of defense william perry says the rhetoric may need to be ratcheted down some and with north korea in particular, the u.s. has considered the kim's regime's goals. watch. >> this regime support suicidal. the the leaders of the regime, kim jong-un in particular, they're not seeking march tir domestic. they're seeking to keep -- to have their regime survive, to keep the kim dynasty staepd. that's what they're seeking. and we should understand that in dealing with this elm. the danger is not that they're going to attack us or the allies. the danger is through this that we will warned into some kind of military conflict and that that could then evg late into a real war. and that would be very, very serious. >> one of the things perry says that brings us closer to implicate is the threatening rhetoric on both sides here. and as the white house responds
to threats with north korea to more threats and also the threat of a military intervention in venezuela, what happens is this where do we go from here? >> jordan, thank you for being here. we certainly appreciate it. i heard one analyst say going to war is easy. getting out of it is hard. with that said, is there any indication what president trump's end game is here? what is behind all of the rhetoric? >> well, i think that he hopes that this rhetoric will get north korea to at least freeze its nuclear activity or come to the negotiating table to talk about it. right now the rhetoric is ratcheted up really high, but we're not seeing action on the other side that indicates a u.s. military responses imminent. there's no u.s. aircraft carrier in the air pacific that's been mobilized. u.s. troops aren't flooding into the region. americans haven't been told to leave south korea or japan. so right now we're seeing this
game where president trump is trying to put pressure on north koreans and the chinese, but so far no imminent sign of a military strike. >> here is the thing. all the bluster from north korea, does that now prevent them from even firing so much as a test missile, because if they would do so, the u.s., i guess, possibly could react with the defense that, look, we don't know if this is a test missile. we don't know if this is an attack? >> and that's why this game that president trump is playing is such a dangerous one, is that he's really set some red lines out there. he went out there at his golf club at bedminster yesterday and said even an overt threat against guam or a u.s. ally could trigger a military response. so if the president wants his words to mean and, if he wants to maintain that credibility, then he might be forced into responding, and again, that's why this is such a high stakes gam bit that he's playing with kim jong-un. >> listen, this a lot of people
out there that are looking at this and saying it's been 20 plus years of so-called diplomacy and it hasn't gotten us anywhere, that this rhetoric we're hearing is what is needed. to that what are most people in washington saying? >> yeah. from the people i talk to here, there's agreement on that, that the past strategy really hasn't worked. and frankly, you know, the things that president trump is saying are not so different from what presidents like bill clinton said and even president obama said about the united states'sability to sew destruction in nok if they decide to strike. what's different is that this president hasn't held office before. he hasn't dealt with a major crisis and i think a lot of people are uncomfortable with the questions about how he would handle a nuclear stand off. so there's just a lot of uncertainty about what president trump has done, in addition to mixed messages coming from his administration that have people
confused. >> uh-huh. a little bit of confusion there. president trump was on a call with xi jinping this morning, saying that the u.s. will investigate chinese trade practices possibly, opening a whole new door for what he says should be another investigation. how far do you think that's going to go at this point when we're seeing so much turmoil and rhetoric between north korea and the u.s. >> in well, the timing is certainly interesting. look, this is an action that the trump administration i'm told has been considering for a long time and was even prepared to roll out a week or two ago. the fact that they're expected to announce this just a week after china agreed to go along with u.n. sanctions against north korea, you know, could harm the u.s.' ability to convince china to actually enforce those sanctions and impose penalties on north korea. china is not going to be too happy about, you know, a crack down to intellectual property violations or other trade crack downs that the u.s. might impose on them. so, look, a lot of people here
say those actions are needed. there's not a lot of disagreement on that, but i think a lot of people are questioning the timing of this announcement. >> all right. jordan, good to have you with us this morning the thanks for being here. >> thanks. all right. in the context of what we're seeing on the korean peninsula and these threats potentially of missile launches from north korea, consider this. south korea will host the winter olympics in just a few months, but will they go on as planned? should they? joining us now to talk about it, cnn sports analyst. christine. good morning to you. >> hello. >> are we hearing anything more than the expected boilerplate security assurances from the ioc or from south korea? >> at this point that's really about it. six months to go, obviously everyone knows from history the only way an olympics has been canceled is because of a world war. with world war i, world war ii. five different olympics games from is the 60 and then 1940 and
44. so it's pretty dire circumstance to actually have the olympics be canceled. that would be the extreme. then watching that back to security concerns. every olympics, it seems, whether it's rio, sew chee, athens, all the way back to munich and the tragedy of the 11 israel athletes and coaches that were killed. there's always a conversation. this one obviously seems to be a little more concerning, clearly, with the escalation of rhetoric with -- in the last few days. but at this point the u.s. olympics committee says it's monitoring the situation, the ioc is as well and it would be way too son soon to say the games would be postponed or canceled. >> it was a little more than a year that we were having a conversation about all of the challenges that brings ill was facing ahead of the political games. political crisis. the venues were going down to
the last minute. there were security fears not just from the typical security fears one would expect, but also there was the isis threat with that first isis cell popping up in brazil threatening to attack the opening ceremonies. the water was so putrid people said it was unsafe and oh, yeah, the zblee ka virus hitting. even with all of those the games went off without a hitch, the only games being canceled criterion that we know of ny - specifically that would cause the ioc to postpone the games or cancel the games? i mean, you can't go back to the last venue of soechy. i imagine that would be out of the question. >> no, you can't move the games at this point really. it's too close. they're such a ma'am ot undertaking. there is no kwie terria, to answer your question. it would have to be more of a situation where my godness the olympics would be the least important thing on our plates if there was some kind of
escalation of violence and any threat of war involving north and south korea, obviously that would be a huge story and the olympics would be a tiny footnote. but if that were to happen, i think that's where you would get to the point of having this issue of cancellation. other than this a, i think this is a conversation we're going to have many times over the next six months, because the fact is that pyongyang is literally 40 miles south of the demilitarized zone. interesting, seoul also -- i went up to the dmz and you sign a waiver. that was is the 88. those games also came off without a hitch. so there have been guns pointed and other artillery and other weapons pointed from the north to the south going back to the days, of course, the korean war. and that is a fact of life. and i think that's what the people in pyongyang would like us to know right now is that
this is not unusual to have the north and the south glaring at each other. what is unusual is of course this increased rhetoric which is why we're having this conversation. >> are you hearing anything from the athletes who will potentially be participating in the games? >> i sper viewed erin ham lynn, the bronze meddleist in huge from the sew chee games and she told me that for her, as much as she hears this and she's aware of the conflict and the concern, obviously, as an american citizen, she also said she is just moving on business as usual. what she hopes is what every athlete hopes is that when it all comes down it, they can be athletes on the field of play, in her case on the huge track, and not have to worry about anything else. and she says she has her faith and trust in the u.s. olympic committee, u.s. security which is of course extensive, and the state department is so involved. and she hopes like in sew chee where there was grave concerns about to her richl. of course, nothing happened.
she hopes the same situation happens this time. i think athletes have to have that faith and that trust, victor that the gofrping bodies and the u. state department will take care of them. and so far over the years of concern it has happened and it's been okay. >> thanks for offering that context for us. >> you bet. thank you, victor. so guess what? russia says it has a diplomatic plan to help keep the peace. it's teaming up with china to try to put an end to the crisis we're watching unfold. plus, look at this. a solar eclipse now we're talking about potentially crossing the u.s. later this month. ahead, a look at who will get the best view of this show in the sky. ♪ ♪ hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn?
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so russia is trying to did he fuse the escalating situation between the u.s. and north korea. russia is trying to do this, now. yeah. moscow joining forces now with beijing to work on a diplomatic solution to this crisis. >> reporter: the risk are very high, especially taking into account the rhetoric. there are direct threats to use force and u.s. defense secretary mattis again said yesterday that it would involve a huge number of human casualties. nevertheless the discussion about the need to carry out a preent active stroik to north korea continues, and the talk from pyongyang with about the need to strike guam and the american military base does not stop. this is very worrying.
>> matthew chance joining us now in studio with more on this latest development. so what's this proposal here? >> first of all, it's amazing, isn't it to ha-ha ch hear that the russians are the kind of voice of reason there this whole thing and you've got president trump and kim jong-un trading bashz. what the russians are proposing let's sit down and talk. they're saying that the united states should freeze its joint military exercises with its ally south korea which the north sees as very provocative and in return for that the north should freeze any further developments of its nuclear missile technology. which sounds pretty reasonable. and with a view to the parties to sit down, like they've done in the past, to try and hammer out some kind of negotiated settlement through diplomacy, which is, of course, you know, what everybody has tried to do in the years that the korean peninsula has been inflamed. >> but the chances for the drills tore frozen, that's slim,
right. >> yeah. he's already been told by rex tillerson and by his predecessor, john kerry that that wasn't an option because the exercises with south korea are legal, whereas the developments of nuclear missile technology for north korea is illegal. and so why should -- it's not a like for like. so that's the u.s. position. >> and kim jong-un has said i'm not -- the nuclear option is not a not guiltyable tool here. that is not an option either. so does russia believe that by coupling with china that they have more leverage to try to get both of these countries to do what both of these countries have said they will not do. >> i think so. as everyone who knows about this issue better than i says that china is the key to resolving this problem whether it's militarily or diplomatically.
and russia has always taken the china lead on this issue of north korea. china has got far more skin in the game than russia does. russia has a ten mile border with north korea and it's got several thousand north korean workers, you know, working in the country, building football stadiums and things like that. but for china, it's a major situation for them. and, you know, the russians back the china he is up on that level. the other thing that's really important to remember for russia, in terms of their foreign policy, they always want a seat at the top table. north korea is one of those big dim attic issues where they're a security council member, russia are involved in these talks and they love this idea that they are the honest brokers, that they are playing a key role in resolving these international table. that's one of the reasons they are at the forefront of calling for talks where they would have a seat at the table. >> let's switch gears now and the president said yesterday that when he thanked vladimir putin for expelling those 700
plus diplomats, both americans and russians, that he was being sarcastic there. but do we know what the future is for those who have to leave the country? >> well, we don't, because the reduction by 7 # 55 staff, it's been left up to the united states to decide which staff members go. and, you know, there's a lot of people that are employed in the u.s. consequence lats and the u.s. embassy in moscow who aren't u.s. citizens. they're russia citizens. they're employed for the various tasks that they carry out. my suspicion is the majority of people who get let go are going to be the national russian nationals. it will be up to the united states to state. it's not just the state department staff and people elsewhere. you've got nasa in russia working through the consequence lats and embassy. you've got the drug enforcement agency, all sorts of government agencies have representatives there. so is it will be up to the u.s. government to decide which areas they want to cut back on.
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greatest passions. it must be. good for him i guess for still getting out there. 87. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. has not been able to figure out who's responsible for the acoustic attacks on u.s. employees in cuba. >> but he stresses the u.s. holds cuban authorities responsible for the safety of american diplomats. patrick has more on the mysterious incidents that left at least five americans sick. >> for diplomats at the u.s. embassy in havana, cuba has gone from a former posting to a possible crime scene. at least eight diplomats in 2016 mysterious fell ill, some suffering from concussion-like symptoms and hearing loss. >> our americans were not safe, they were not secure obviously because something has happened to them. we take that very seriously. >> u.s. officials blame acoustic attacks, carried out by sophisticated devices that emit a sound that isn't audible but can cause physical harm. who carried out the attacks
isn't known but the u.s. says cuba didn't do enough to protect the american diplomats and expelled two cuban diplomats working in the u.s. cuba denies any involvement in the attacks and says it is cooperating with the investigation, even allowing fbi agents to travel to the island. one u.s. official says the united states is looking into whether a third country could be involved, perhaps seeking payback or trying to create friction between the u.s. and cuba. but this incident is hardly the first example of undiplomatic behavior between cuba and the u.s., who for years have harassed each others' diplomats. james casen says thousands of cuban state security agents monitored u.s. diplomats when he was in havana and often let them know they were there. >> they would break into your house and do things to show you that they had control of your existence. in my days if they knew you didn't like spiders, you would find a tarantula walking around
your house. >> reporter: the u.s. and cuba broke off relations before the bay of pigs. but then they reopened sections in each other's capital. soon it became another front line in the cold war. fidel castro led marches attended by hundreds of thousands of people and called the u.s. diplomatic mission a, quote, nest of spies. occasionally the strong-armed tactics back fired. when the dog belonging to a u.s. diplomat was kicked out of a cuban dog show club, the cuban government was shamed for harassing even diplomats' pets. >> so the government became sufficiently embarrassed that fidel said to a visiting delegation, i'm going to give her husband's dog a pardon. >> reporter: but after the u.s. and cuba resumed full diplomatic relations in 2015 and then president barack obama's visit to the island, u.s. officials
said they were hopeful that they would enter into a new, more professional era of relations with cuba. but it may be that with these new mystery attacks on u.s. diplomats in havana, that old habits are hard to break. all right. this is really special, pretty rare. a total solar eclipse crosses the u.s. in just over a week. allison chinchar has a preview for us. >> the ultimate question is will rain chances ruin that once in a lifetime view for some people? we'll take a look at the forecast coming up.
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do you ever wonder what the heck we're doing? >> every once in a while i do really wonder, what the heck are we doing? >> okay. so listen, you've got to get a pair of these if you want to catch the eclipse on august 21st. this is actually a serious story. >> i can't see anything, just to be clear about this, allison chinchar, and i understand you've got to get the real deal here because some people are selling the fake ones and that could be damaging. >> yeah, so you obviously both can tell those are a little different than your everyday sunglasses. you can't see anything out of them, but that's the point. they have special lenses in them that your standard sunglasses don't have that protect your eyes from serious damage. as often is the case there are fake ones, knock-offs that don't have that special lens. the best advice we can give you. check on the side for the iso label. that means that they are certified to have that
protective lens. if you haven't bought them already, the best thing to do is head to nasa's website. they have links from there of all the places that are reputable that you can buy them, both from retail locations as well as online stores. that's going to be the best. now, as for the actual eclipse, let's take a look. basically how this works is the sun, the moon and the earth all line up in a row. the sun then casts the moon's shadow onto the earth. the wide section is called the penumbra. it's not the full shadow but you get some of it. the really condensed portion where you get the total eclipse, that's called the umbra. here's a more specific look at what this actually does. we take a look at the u.s. this is this black line, this is where we expect the total eclipse to take place. it ticks off a lot of big cities on the way. salem, oregon, kansas city, st. louis, greenville, south carolina, and eventually into charleston, south carolina. with that said if you don't live
or plan to travel to that line, cleveland, miami, even into, say, amarillo, texas, will still have a partial view. the ultimate question is will rain hinder that view. right now there are chances of rain in the southeastern united states. the problem is we're still nine days away so the exact pinpoint still has yet to be determined so keep a close eye and we'll have the forecast for you in the next couple of days. >> all right. thanks for the glasses. >> thanks, allison. president trump issuing an ominous warning. to north korea's leader and to the world. >> this man will not get away with what he's doing. >> he's drawing red lines but he's also acting like a child. >> we have tried to hamper north korea for the last 20 years and it got us nowhere. >> we have many options for venezuela. i'm not going to rule out a military option. >> the president may have played directly into the han