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that is it a big human rights offender, obviously, in a number of areas. the murder, the torture, the displacement of 6 million people internally, 5 million refugees, mass murder of their own people with chemical weapons. who stood up against assad to prevent either further murder? the president did. if you look at the policy towards valenzuela denying the citizens their rights. the president has made a great stance along with partners on valenzuela. so i would say look at the actions. right. look at the cuba policy and shift from the old cuba policy that enabled an autocratic regime and a new cuba policy that incentivizes human rights
for example in cuba. >> i've asked you in this room several times because you mention valenzuela that the president has condemned in valenzuela but has not done the same with other leaders and countries. the president has no problems with some and not with others. and i'll ask you one more time why is valenzuela different from turkey or russia or the philippines? >> i think what the president is focused on is being effective. effective in advancing and protecting human rights and advancing the rule of law. you've seen him do that in his relationship with -- we have seen him do it quietly in every relationship. so how much does it help to yell about these problems? it hapt really delivered in recent history anyway. and so i don't think that you should assume anything. because you are not in the
meetings. you are not in the phone calls. and the president has done quite a bit. and will continue to do more to advance and protect human rights across all of our relationships. >> general, with the president in the region, is there any concern or expectation that it could cause the north korean to ratchet up their aggression? hand are we doing anything pro-actively to prepare for some sort of acceleration of tension? >> well, the only thing that is ratcheting up north korea's aggression is the north korean regime itself. so what's important is for us to have the capabilities necessary and to have them in the right locations to deter conflict, and if necessary be able to respond to north korea aggression. and we are doing that with our allies and partners in the region. primarily our allies that live under the guchb of that realm
and have since the arm a tis. and we are working with them every day to make sure we have the highest degree of readiness. and you have seen the most recent provocations involving missile launches over japan. and north korea posed a great threat to our ally in japan as well. as i mentioned, this is a global threat that requires a global response. improving our military readiness and ensuring we have the right assets, including stra teeth particular assets in the region is important to preventing conflict and making sure we are prepared to respond. >> general, there are some foreign policy experts, some intelligence experts who believe the only route to negotiated settlement between the united states and north korea with china support would be very strong pledge from the united states not to seek regime change in north korea. and also to remove u.s. forces from the korean peninsula and
provide other methods for south korea's defense. is that something that this white house would even entertain? >> well, we are always assessing our strategies and policies based on the degree to which we think they are effective. right now we said the goal is denuclearization of the peninsula, period. and what you've seen is just the very beginning, maybe the end of the beginning of the president's strategy in the form of knew sanctions in place now. much more work to do to isolate the regime diplomatically and economically. and i think we have to be a little patient here for at least a few months to see what more we and others can do, including china, as some of you mentioned at the beginning. so i don't think we need to reassess our strategy now. i think we have to give it a couple months, a few months, and then see what adjustments we might need to make. >> general, bipartisan trade, you obviously made that a point
of this visit. can you talk about who is going to be leading the u.s. in conversations about trade since we know secretary mnuchin is not going and we don't have confirmation whether jared or even the u.s. t.r. can you talk about who is going to be leading the conversations? >> certainly the u.s. tr is going to be leading discussions on trade. in terms of trade and economic development and practices will be our ustr and at times by other members of the president's team. but really it is the president's trip so the president is going to be leading the discussions on trade and on security. and the rest of us there are there to support his engagements and make the most out of the visits as we can. thanks everybody. >> can you stay for a couple others? >> oj. no sarah sanders.
that was h.r. mcmaster taking center stage in the hot seat in the briefing today. national security adviser here on the eave of the president's big asia swing. he said the president is thinking about putting north korea back on the list of state terrorist sponsors. he said that is something they are looking into. plus weighed in on the president death penalty for the new york city suspect. we have a lot to go into. but first let's go to barbara star who has new reporting but i want to ask you about that in a second. but, barbara, in addition to h.r. mcmaster talking about potentially thinking about putting north korea on the terror espn sore list. he was also asked about the president's safety. >> you know, he was. and sometimes this is a question that comes up when any president travels overseas. it needs to be said time and again that the united states secret service is responsible for the protection of any president of the united states.
and that military forces are on stand by around the world wherever the president is if any help is needed. south korea has some 27,000 u.s. troops. i don't think the secret service at this point answer that they would not be able to protect the president. he goes to asia, obviously, with north korea topping the list of national security concerns. and north korea missile and nuclear warhead program. h.r. mcmaster being very clear as the national security adviser that the u.s. would continue to have the policy to defend itself and use every method, every option it has to do so against north korea aggression. but where do we stand right now as the president is ready to take off? officials are telling north koreans are moving forward, they are trying to do a more advance
nuclear missile that could hit the united states, they are targeting accuracy, ability to have warheads that can reenter the atmosphere and actually reach a target at inter continental ranks. all of this adds up to the accelerated threat that leaders talk about, brooke. >> all of your reporting and knowing this here in the background of this huge, huge swing through asia. the other big topic, h.r. mcmaster weighing in on the president's call for the death penalty for this terror suspect here in new york city. so i have gloria borger joining me, our chief analyst and cnn analyst. but gloria, to you first, when h.r. mcmaster asked about it, he said it was a generic answer, i wrote something down the president wants to make sure the american people are safe. that's why we are seeing in big letters on twitter feed should
get the death penalty. but there are questions if that jumps in the prosecution and helps defense. >> sure, it does raise the questions. i think it sort of unnecessarily co comment kate's matters to a degree. but he woupt be the first president who after a terror attack has jumped in and said somebody deserves the death penalty and brought to justice. you know, et cetera, et cetera. i think that it's sort of a political -- it's a political statement. of course, you know, a defense, the defense can say, yeah, you know, the president of the united states has put his thumb on the scales of justice and should not be doing that. but i think that particularly when you consider that this is the state of new york, i think that, you know, what the president says is not going to be dpis positiispositive one wa another. >> i want to hear how his words
may matter when it comes to court of law. >> yes, and it probably will matter. it probably will not wreck the option for prosecutors but it will complicate it. because what happens is that they are going to have to make a case to the judge in the situation to say we want the death penalty if indeed prosecutors decide to do that. and part of making their case is to show that it arose from a deliberative thought process that involved in particular defendant in these particular circumstances. and the last thing that any judge wants in a capital case with ultimate penalty is knee jerk response. so that's where it will hurt, not, as i said, not wreck, but potentially hurt prosecutors as they make the case to say we've thought it out, this is why this individual definitely deserves the death penalty. and comes into play in selection
of jurors. and i think an argument might be made he's tainting a jury pool, but other things there are so many factors to this episode on halloween and most people will be thinking about how individuals are mowed down rather than the president's tweets but it will effect the sentencing phase if we get do that point. >> right. right. some people pointed out in a much lesser degree the travel ban and how it ultimately it was the president's words that were used against him. >> right. gl gloria and joan thank you. we have so much more to discuss. i have three pete more sitting next to me. we'll discuss both sides as past presidents have done the same thing. also new details in this investigation including what the suspect is requesting from his new york hospital room and why he was targeting additional places. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. rich, radiant color and it cares for my hair.
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all right. back here you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. just moments ago we mcmaster and commenting on president calling for death penalty. here is response to a question by cnn sara murray just a couple of minutes ago. >> mowing down pedestrians in north korea city. called for the death penalty. have there been any conversations with the white house how that could not help the prosecutors efforts? >> what the president wants is secure the american people from this threat and from mass murders like this, murders like
this, and so what he's asked us for are options to take a look to assess if our tremendous law enforcement teams and our judiciary system has all the tools. so we owe him now is options to take a look at to see if this is the time to reassess, change, our capabilities in this area and area of law enforcement in particular. >> so mcmaster's words coming after president tweeted last night as he asked to hang isis in his hospital room. and then should get death penalty. then president wakes up this morning, you see highlighted death penalty. so i have with me here our panel and former adviser on president
obama and ed martin coauthor of the conservative case for trump. good to see all of you. let's dive right in. the death penalty tweets, good idea, do you support it? >> i enjoy and support the president's energy. here's what i would say. two things. new york got rid of the death penalty so no state option for the state prosecutor. so when the president is saying head of the federal government, i respect jones point about how it may complicate. >> he's head of the executive branch referring to the president. >> yeah, he can say that. some people say don't tweet it. but he's the one saying i'm the guy in charge of enforcing this law, we'll go after this guy with the death penalty. and i think mcmaster is right. people want to know they are safe. >> forgive me, here's the president. let's step in. >> before we begin i want to make a brief announcement. i had an excellent meeting with
grassley and other lawmakers on immigration reform following the terrorist attack in new york i'm calling on congress to immediately terminate the visa lottery program. it's a disaster for our country. this program grants visa not only on merit but applicants are randomly selected in an annual lottery. and the people put in that lottery are not that country finest. we know the program presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security. it's a very unsafe program for our country. and we are not going to allow it to happen. we'll end that program. so i think congress will take that up very quickly. additionally, congress must end chain migration so that we can have a system that is security based, not the way it is now. and we want a system ultimately that's merit based so we can
bring in people that will help our country, grow our country, and be safe for our country. we want to select people based on their ability to contribute to our country, not choose people randomly. we have no idea who they are or based on extended family connections. you have people bringing in 24 or 25 people when they come in. we have to end chain migration. with that being said, this is a big tax cut day. and i want to thank you some of the people. naturally, paul, great press conference you just had, fantastic job. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> paul ryan has really led an effort and has had great help. and diane black, i called and you came through. let's wait about a month and a half. okay. or less. could be less. >> and peter, where is peter? i saw you on television. you were fantastic today and we
appreciate it very much. i know how hard you worked. kevin mccarthy we just did one where broadcom is moving back to the united states into the united states. one of the top companies. it's a fortune 100 company. and we just had a news conference with kevin mccarthy. and hello, kevin. it's been a long time. [ laughter ] >> but kevin, you really have been fantastic. and a man named kevin gradey. boy he's tough. he doesn't stop. he doesn't stop. and nobody like him. and we really appreciate it. i have to tell you. but it's really a great team. we have a great team. and it's a team that loves what they are doing. they love the american people. they love this country. and they are going to get it done. it's tax cuts. it's tax reform. and we added the word jobs. because it's all about jobs. we are going to have tremendous numbers of jobs pouring in.
so in a few days i'll be tr traveling to asia to do enhance the priorities. i'll miss you folks. i'll miss everyone at this table. please, i'll be back in 11 days. but i know they'll go well. but there is a great spirit and popularity for people in this country. they need it they have to have it. so it's been terrific. so i'm counting on all of you to maintain momentum on tax cuts during that time. i have no doubt you'll be able to do it. while i'm in asia members of the cabinet will be traveling around the country talking directly to taxpayers and focusing on the regional media, which i actually find to it be a very, very honorable media. we do very nicely with regional. i love regional media. these folks. of course secretary mnuchin, director cone and our entire team will be focused on tax reform and will continue to work
closely with all of you and i think paul they have been working extremely closely. the relationship has been terrific. we'll be with you all the way 100%. i want to also have a bill on my desk hopefully kevin by thanksgiving, if that's possible, and i want everybody in this room standing by me. and we'll add some others as we sign. and thank you, again, for the incredible job you've all done. some of the tax cuts and simplification work that we'll be doing for families, they include a doubling of the standard deduction, so more income is taxed at the zero rate. the first $24,000 for married couple, and $12,000 for singles will be completely income or tax free. so that's something. that's a tremendous thing right there. so we are going to be having a
big zero in front of a lot of people who are working very hard and they can't make ends meet. we are going to reduce incomes tax rates for individuals, increase the child tax credit, and extend it to more middle income families, a far larger group. we repeal the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax or the death tax as it is monthly called. retain tax incentives for mortgages, char it able contributions, retirement savings. we have a lot of things that are the important generators in our economy. most americans will be able to file taxes on a single sheet of paper. what do you think about that? are you still there? or is it going to be a paper and a half? >> yeah. >> on a postcard. wow. great job. thank you very much. i didn't know i was going to be given a prop. >> that's my only copy. >> don't lose it.
>> it's yours. >> give it back. >> thank you. but we think we'll be able to do it. and if we have it the way it is now as of this moment that's what we'll be having. it will make life very simple. only people that aren't going to like this is h&r block they won't be very happy. probably one of the companies that won't be thrilled. we'll make america globally competitive again. our corporate tax rate is 60% higher than our average competition. we'll slash the corporate rate from 35% to no more than 20%. that's truly one of the big things in the bill. what that's going to do is create tremendous success for companies and jobs. it's about jobs. for five years expense the full cost of new equipment in the year you buy it. something that personally i've never heard about in terms of when i was a business man, in fact, that's a great incentive
for everyone to be business people. i think that's going to be one of the great -- when people talk about the different elements, they don't talk about that, that's one going to be one of the great sleepers in this bill. expense in one year, we'll move from a worldwide system to territorial system. tremendous change. in 2016 american multinational companies kept 71% of foreign earned profits overseas. we are imposing a one time low tax to bring back all of that corporate money. now, we think it's probably in the neighborhood of $4 trillion brought back into our economy, into our country, and that will produce tremendous growth and jobs and lots of other things. the counsel of economic advisers estimates that the corporate tax reforms would increase average household income by $4,000. we are reducing tax rates for s corporations, partnerships and
sole proprietor's which really effects a large percentage of our people and our taxpayers. if the growth rate of real gtb goes by just 1%, we are talking about $2.5 trillion and millions of jobs. so if we go up to 4, as an example, we are talking about $2.5 trillion. and i personally think we can go higher. last quarter we did 3 t and that took off i think you can figure at least a point for hurricanes. we had five hurricanes ocean hall essentially and actually hit the 3 number. the quarter before 3.2. when we started we were at a little bit more than 1. now we are at 3, 3.2, and we would have hit 4. people are predicting 4 for next quarter. we'll see. but i've always said it can be quite a bit higher than that. a the low of that is rules and
regulations. in the history of our country no president during their entire term has cut more regulations than we've cut. we've cut that in ten months. and we have a lot more to do. we have some statutory requirements we have to give notice. and you know what this is, diane, you give a 30 day, then a 90 day, then 120 day notice, then you can start thinking about it. but we've given those notices. and we have a lot of cutting left. but we've probably cut out about 48%. and we'll be quite a bit higher than that. and it's one of the reasons that we are doing as well as we are doing. the stock market has hit a new high. close to 60 times during the course of this presidency, this administration, this group of people sitting around this table. we are close to 60. and that's something that's very special. and i haven't looked today, but perhaps we'll add it, we'll make it an extra one because i hear we are doing very well today. but a lot of that is having to
do with optimism. this tremendous optimism. the highest they've had business and manufacturing optimism is the highest it's been. it's been since the chart. so i think what's going to happen is the one element that's missing is taxes. we are one of the highest taxed countries in the world. and we are going to get really down to be one of the lower taxes. it won't be the lowest but we'll get that maybe the next time. but we'll be one of the lowest taxed. and we will be competitive again with the rest of the world. you look at china 15%. you look at some countries quite a bit lower than that. but at 20% we are very, very competitive with the rest of the world. so we'll be, you are going to see numbers and growth and you'll see jobs and you'll see really wages going up. and something we are seeing now is for the first time in a long time wages are starting to rise for people. and in some cases they have been
18 to 21 years without a real salary increase or wage increase. so a lot of good things are happening but this is the final element. tax cuts and tax reform. and it's an honor to work with my fellow republicans. i think we'll actually have some democrat support. i think it's going to be very, very hard for them not to support it. there was a certain newspaper that wrote today that your competition was out there trying to say it's for the rich, it's for the rich, which of course they say routinely. it turned out they weren't telling the truth. and the paper actually called them on it, which was shocking to me, shocking. but they were called out and said they are flot telling the truth. because this is a middle income tax reduction. and it's a very big one. it will be the biggest tax reduction in the history of our country. thank you very much, everybody, i appreciate it. thank you. thank you. >> mr. president, are you concerned that your comments on
the new york case --? >> thank you very much everybody. thank you. >> thaunnks, guys. >> thank you, everybody. thanks. >> all right. so you can feel the confidence and excitement really exuded by the united states talking about this big tax plan that the republicans have been promising. unveiled today. you read the screen he's hoping this thing will be passed by christmas. we'll talk taxes in just a little bit. but let's rewind for a minute back to his point and some of the headlines he was making on this diversity visa program this is how the new york terror suspect came back to the u.s. from uzbekistan and became a naturalized system. so we have our panel here. patient enough to stay here with me. so let's just go brack to some back to some of what he said.
the president said referring to the program he wants to end, he said the people in that lottery are not that country's finest. congress must end chain migration. ultimately we want a system that's merit based. so the way that the white house sort of characterized this is like you get to come in the country and you get to come in the country, tan that there isn't much vetting. but set the record straight. what's the deal with this system? >> this is both inaccurate and a rabbit hole. inaccurate because every immigrant that comes in the united states regardless of the visa, they have to meet security and eligibility requirements. it's not as if an immigrant on a visa says i want to come in the united states. there is vetting and screening. it is a rabbit hole because in this particular case on occasions right now is the suspect was radicalized once he got to the united states. >> correct. >> so this is not an immigration
issue. this is a digital warfare issue. and i'm very concerned that by focusing on immigration, the president and his team are paying less attention to countering the spread of extremist content online. >> what do you think, pete? >> yeah, the president wants to cut it in half. he thinks too much immigrants in the united states. you can have that argument but what he does is cherry picks whatever incidents he can find. it's costing us jobs. ilts burdening services now it's terrorism. because of the general proposition that he wants fewer immigrants. now, most economists believe that the united states needs at least as many immigrants partly because we have an aging population and need people to pay for programs like social security and medicare. he wants to have the immigration debate, that's fine. but what he keeps on doing is dressing it up as terrorism debate. but it's not. he simply wants fewer immigrants in the u.s. >> as supporter of the president how do you see it? >> almost like we are having two different kfrngss. a guy immigrant here killed eight people the other day.
we have a history here in america of immigrants who get radicalized wherever they are coming from or however they get radicalized and killing americans. so you are right it was about immigration, this president is using whatever he can whether jobs numbers or regulations or terrorism to say hey we want our country to be made up of people who want to be part of it based on some criteria. and the vetting, to your point the vetting is bad. >> but he was radicalized in his point in the u.s. >> there aren't a lot of irish kids working in new york city. >> so we know what it's about, muslims, they are less likely to commit than native born americans. and most people who commit terrorist in the united states they are white national terrorists so maybe we should try to deal with those people. >> i don't think we've had a white nationalist attack eight people in the west side. >> portland earlier this year.
>> i'm happy to debate white terrorism, white supremacist but let's say this. why are we letting people in from places where they he end up doing this to us? >> hang on. let me jump in. why can't then the president take that same approach to when we had 500 people who were injured in that shooting in las vegas and 58 people killed, all these questions came into the white house, what are you going to do about it? he was saying well, yes, his wires were crossed, i'm paraphrasing the president speaking about that shooter who murdered all these people, and we are not quite ready to go there on a fix. why can't he take that approach to that? >> i don't know. i think we can ask him. >> i'm asking you. >> he's a citizen here, right, whatever the shooter in las vegas, the violence that he did, if your point is gun control, that's a debate we can have. >> my point is to fix the 58 people aren't murdered. >> mental health i'm all for that and stop that. but the guy drove over eight
people he was here from a country where we have history and president's job is to say we are going to stop that. and if congress wants to pasz that, you can run to the next candidate, hillary wanted more open borders. >> uzbekistan has been, it is a muslim country, but strong in the united states. we had a base where we launched counter into there. not all countries are going to export immigrants to the united states more prone to radical ages. >> well, to peters point, some of the islam there are muslims that do this. and the president ran on saying, he didn't say i'm going to vet, he said extreme vetting. meaning the current vetting wasn't right. so whatever it is that send people here, we have a list.
>> but i think brooke's point is if you want to do extreme vetting to make americans safer, given that they'll be far more likely to be do that, why don't we do extreme vetting very dangerous weapons? if you want to have that attitude against america, why only does it come to muslims donald trump has that perspective? >> the answer is he ran as second amendment to protect against them. >> it's wrong. >> but you can have that debate. >> that's what we are having. >> but you are changing the subject from the guy who ran over people the other day. >> no i'm not. i'm saying this is a smoke screen. >> administration. >> administration has deep hostility to muslims. >> no. >> hand wants fewer muslims in the united states and to have fewer rights. >> it's about a country that has a tradition of welcoming people
for reasons of merit and fitting in. and when they don't fit in, they should be sent back. >> stick tour point u.s. welcoming people for reasons of merit with regard to this diversity visa program, he was brought in based upon merit. this wasn't some random lottery. he was allowed to come in through some vetting process in 2010 from uzbekistan. he's in ohio, tampa, new jersey because of social media. and reading all this isis propaganda and following instructions to a tee how to r people over, gets a truck and runs over eight people and kills them because of what he's learning in america on a computer. >> but my retort would be that system is broken. whatever the merit is, i would say stop all immigration right now. i don't believe that we need immigrants to come to drive uber cars. i don't think we that.
i think we have lots of people who can drive uber cars like this guy did. >> i don't think we should stop all immigration right now. >> well, i think we should stop having people drive over eight people and kill them. so willing to take a chance on that side of less immigration, a lot less. >> look, there will be large immigration. but let's remember imgrnts are less likely to commit crimes and violent crimes than the native born american. so if you want to find an argument fewer immigrants saying it's going to make america safer is not a good argument. >> you agree a citizen has protections different than a visitor isn't that true. >> yes. >> so there we are. we are saying they have protections. but if you are coming to live here. >> some immigrants contribute to the united states. some do what this guy did.
more are on the less violence side. >> i'm not willing to take getting more people killed. >> and create jobs and serve in our military. >> i think you are right. too many people are dying. >> let's take the conversation back to where we started before we listened to the president on the death penalty. so he's calling for the death penalty in a couple of tweets from last night and this morning to this new york terror suspect. we had the conversation i heard from you. i didn't hear from you. correct me, but for the most part terror suspects going through court systems in this country it's pretty swift. so the president referred to the justice system as a joke. what do you think of that? >> brooke, i like to talk about policy not politics. in this case this is a national security policy issue. when the president of the united states is under cutting our criminal justice system publicly, he's playing right into extremist hands and making people like vladimir putin very happy. any time that he's spending tweeting about our criminal
justice system, he's not spending working on counter terrorism operations which gives extremists more room to grow. we've also learned recently that the russian government launched a massive misinformation campaign in the run up to the last election. that was geared towards poll arizing the american voters. under cutting our criminal justice system in tweets is doing putin's job for him. >> you were shaking your head. why? >> well, look, you are misunderstanding. the president of the united states is the head of the federal prosecutors office. you may wish there was an independent counsel to prosecute cases. he gets to be the one. just like if you are u.s. attorney southern district of new york you can stand up and say as to so and so i want this penalty, that's what you get to do. you may wish it wasn't a tweet. but i'll tell you across the word the terrorists look up and say oh, no we have a guy saying we'll get the death penalty. and i think that's a great deterrence. and i hear from voters excited for a plessy not politically
correct. maybe he was radicalized or mother didn't treat him well, whatever. >> i hear you on the political correct point. but listen i think we all would agree we want this man to rot. but in order to have that happy needs to properly go through the u.s. justice system. it may help the defendant's case based upon what the president says. >> jones is pretty good writer on this. >> she said it may complicate the jury pick. but i haven't heard a lawyer say it's going to impact. lots of prosecutors say i want that guy who raped 17 people to rot in prison. and you are allowed to do that. now when you go into court you'll have to be careful. but i'm more excited about when a president who is fear less in saying if you do this stuff in america, we are coming for you, and not just to have a discussion of due process. >> the problem is the president under mining the rule of law. when he says the justice system is a joke, reminds me of his attack on judge last summer where he said this judge because
he was mexican american couldn't try the case basically. what makes us different than groups like isis and vladimir putin is the rule of law. is that we have an independent judiciary. now does it have problems? sure. proposals more effective, that's fine. but to attack the criminal justice system when it's actually the envy of the world in the sense it gives us rule of law and makes our democracy special. >> constitution. >> seems to be a very disturbing thing fort president to do. >> okayment we'. we'll leave it. thank you all so much. coming up next here, investigators are trying to piece together what they are learning about this new york terror suspect revealing why he was so devoted to isis and why he wanted to display the terror group's flag in his new york hospital room. also just in former trump campaign chairman paul manafort and gates appearing in federal court right now to fight their
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this is now the day before president trump's 12 day trip to asia. south korea spy agency is warning the u.s. that pyongyang is carrying out more nuclear tests. but it is important to remember the sacrifices of american service members in times like these. i traveled to korea a week before last because i wanted to speak directly with these brave
men and women who would potentially be on the front lines. why did they sign up to serve? do they feel the increased tensions? and what is it like for their families, including young children that live close to north korea? it is my honor to introduce you to lieutenant aaron bright, his wife sharon and their three daughters. >> we are in camp casey. we call this one our home. >> because it's where your family is. >> yes, in a words matter kind of way. here in casey i'm called area one. they have south korea divided into areas based on how far you are away from north korea. this is as close you can get. then area two encompasses seoul. and they live in yang song which is the base in the center of seoul. >> when did he have the conversation with you, honey,
moving to seoul? >> we knew that we were finding out soon. so knew he was going to get a command. we were happy about that. he called and okay we know. it was one of those we are going to ease into it kind of thing. so he told me south korea. and i was like wow. >> training exercise, it's all rocket pods, and each one has a total of six rockets in or one big missile that would take up the whole thing. >> how much of your day is consumed by thinking about north korea? >> quite a bit of it. just trying to think one step ahead. a step ahead of the enemy. >> do you worry? >> in terms of worry? i don't worry about myself or my unit because it's ready. it's trained. we can do our job.
that part doesn't worry me. the only part that worries me is -- >> your family. >> sure and getting them out in a timely manner. >> we know as a family of four, you know, i would know that his job would take him one way and i would be responsible for me and the girls and the dog. >> what is the plan if you were to get that call? >> we would have a meeting point with the rest of post and have our things that we've been kind of encouraged to have. whatever you want to take with you. and then you go through a process of they would fly you here. they would take you here. they would take you there. and then eventually you would be safe and maybe back home. >> how would you describe a typical day in south korea? >> it's pretty normal. >> pretty normal? >> yeah, i go to school. we all go to school for seven hours. come back, do homework. on the weekends you can go out. little karaoke things i do with my friends and korean barbecue dinner.
>> normally we have sleep overs with your friends. >> there is a park and we go there alike. >> what's it like when you are waiting for your dad to come home on a friday? >> it's kind of like is he home yet? is he home yet? >> it was the ticker tape parade that wore on both of us? >> look, i need some normal sismt i personally asked on a friday night let's keep it light on friday. it gives us a minute to connect again to ease back in to being around each other. and then on saturday mornings we try to have our moment because then on sunday mornings i feel that's the girls moments with pancakes. i stay out of that. i usually don't even partake in the pancakes. it's all them and daddy. >> they are delicious though. >> tan then we see what we have. a lot of times it's just we want simplicity. >> we covered so much of the
heated up rhetoric, right, between washington and pyongyang. can you feel that day-to-day over here? >> a little. the south korean people are very, you know, it's just another day. they have seen worse. and it's in fedexcto us. >> what is it? >> full on war. and we know my soldiers know, we know exactly what to do. >> if and when that call came in to you and you are ready to roll, what does the call look like between you and your wife? >> i don't want to think about it. i guess it's a phone call. see you later. get out. >> is it tough for you to think about? >> yes, it is, that part is hard. >> why? >> because i'm, i don't know,
i'm the protector. >> it's your job to protect your family? >> right. and i can't. they have to go. i have to protect these guys. it's hard to think about that part is hard. >> what does your dad mean to you? >> he means a lot. he's a great father. i'm glad he's around with us. he's amazing person to have in our lives. he works and makes sure that we are safe and we are good. >> tell me about your mom. >> she helps a lot. she has to put up with so much. like taking care of us during the week when daddy is not here. >> since we move so much, family is the thing that keeps constant. like we always have mom and dad. we always have each other.
>> that is why we are grateful to people like bright. thank you. more on this busy thursday. explosive allegations within the democratic party. was the democratic nominating process rigged against bernie sanders the former head of the dnc donna brazile is telling what she scribes as the shocking truth about the clinton cam pin and what they were doing behind the scenes. and moments from now we will hear from president trump in the rose garden 'announcing who will lead the federal reserve. we'll be right back. you wouldn't do only half
the house arrest conditions for both paul manafort and rick gates. manafort is the president's former campaign chief. gates also worked for the campaign. the judge says their attorneys hadn't filed the proper motions for her to make a decision. the two men were just indicted monday for conspiracy and money laundering, each faces millions of dollars in bail. as well documents reveal federal investigators are worried about them being a flight risk after discovering three passports foreman a fort. also just in a new poll finds 49% of americans think it's likely donald trump committed a crime in connection with possible russian attempts to influence the election. 44% there say that is unlikely. more on that in just a second. but first, we want to go live to the white house rose garden. the president and republican controlled congress celeb