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thanks again for joining us. president spending the night in the state of hawaii. he and his wife melania arrived there friday afternoon. >> later they fly to tokyo for the first leg of their trip to the pacific rim, the first for this president and the longest foreign trip yet of his administration. >> on friday they paid their respects to the fallen u.s. troops at the uss arizona memorial in pearl harbor. he later attended a social function hosted by the u.s. pacific command. >> president trump will be away from the white house and his domestic troubles for almost two weeks. we get the latest from ryan nobles in honolulu. >> reporter: longest trim of the donald trump administration is now under way and the longest trip by any president of the united states since the george h.w. bush administration and the president en route to hawaii, the first leg of this trip, was
busy on twitter talking about bernie sanders and hillary clinton and also bowe bergdahl, the army soldier who escaped jail time. the president did tweet once about his trip, but he hasn't talked a lot about this trip in the weeks leading up to the event. this despite the fact that it will be vital to his administration and their goals particularly as it relates to north korea and the growing tensions with the kim jong-un administration. the president will meet with leaders from south korea, vietnam, china, japan, all who play an important role as it element a represents relates to dealing with north korea. and he got a briefing from the pacific command and he toured the uss arizona at pearl harbor, the president appearing especially moved by that particular event. the president will be wheels up from hawaii first thing in the morning en route to the first of his asian destinations and that is tokyo. in all it will be a 12 day trip
ending in the philippines next week. ryan nobles, cnn, honolulu. and a closer look at the trip, he arrives in japan sunday and he will meet and play golf with shinzo abe. and the next day he will meet with the prime minister and then off to south korea where he will meet with its president and in china, the u.s. president will visit the forbidden city with xi jinping and then he heads to vietnam for the economic cooperation superintende and then final tonight with the asian nations. and concerns about north korea will document nature hminate hi influence are other issues. and now you what asian leaders hope to achieve during the advice it
visit. >> reporter: he has done well on his foreign trips. he's had issues dealing with nato leaders, but if he sticks can scripted speeches, he does well. he actually communicates less off the cuff, there is less tweeting and he will be away from all the domestic turmoil in the united states for a long period. so that is a successful trip. if he does sort of -- if he tweet, off hand remarks particularly in south korea where he has such rhetoric and it's really south korean lives that are in danger if there is a conflict with north korea, so his tone in south korea must be more respectful and more cautious i think than it has been in the past. one of the first agreements that trump rescinded was the transpacific trade agreement, it was a milestone of the obama so-called pivot to asia, so i think smaller countries like the philippines and vietnam are trying to understand what kind of role does the u.s. want to play in the region economically
and militarily, will the u.s. again really counter china in the south china sea. and it's not clear. i mean again, it's a person of trump kind ever pulling out of an agreement to win points domestically inside the united states with his base, but it sends a confusing message to other countries. we saw it with the paris climate accord and also krit sichcritic nato allies and now he has to interact with the asian countries who want a clear vision from his administration. >> so the president traveling and at the same time his troubles continue to brew oefrtd russia recent. >> yes, one trump campaign adviser now says that during the ca campaign he had a brief meeting with russia's prime minister while visiting moscow. in all, a rough end to a pivotal week. jim sciutto has more. >> reporter: a pressing question. were president trump and
attorney general sessions misleading when they denied any knowledge ever campaign contacts with russians? here is mr. trump in february. >> can you say whether you are aware that anyone who advised your campaign had contacts with russia during the course of the election? >> well, i told you general flin obviously was dealing, so that is one person, but he was dealing as he should have been. >> during the election? >> nobody that i know of. >>. >> reporter: and here is mr. sessions in testimony just last month. >> you don't believe that sush row gat surrogates from the trump campaign had communications with the russians in. >> i did not and i'm not aware of anyone else that did. and i don't believe it happened. >> reporter: in fact court filings unsealed this week show that former trump campaign foreign policy adviser george papadopoulous who pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal investigators suggested in a march 2016 meeting that trump meet russian president vladimir putin. a former national security adviser to the campaign who was
in the room for that meeting tells cnn that trump heard out papadopoulous and another source tells cnn that sessions a top campaign national security adviser and surrogate rejected the idea. the president responded by saying he does not remember much of the meeting. >> i don't remember much about that meeting. it was a very unimportant meeting. don't remember much about it 37. >> reporter: another former campaign adviser carter page tells cnn that he testified behind closed doors that he informed sessions he was traveling to russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, though he said that the trip was not tied to his role with the campaign. papadopoulo papadopoulous' account is placing another adviser under scrutiny, sam close advice. court doms show that papadopoulous contacted him about a potential trip to russia to meet with russia officials.
.supervisor responded encouraging papadopoulous to make the trip. papadopoulous' account was unsealed the same day as indictments of paul manafort and rick gates in relation to their lobbying work for the ukraine government. in the indictments, the government alleges that they received tens of millions for their work and laundered the money through, quote, scores of united states and foreign cooperations, partner ships and bank accounts. manafort and gates have pleaded not guilty to charges which cover activities prior to trump's president shaial campai. and we're learning of another meeting with a trump campaign associate and a russian government official during the campaign that had not been revealed before. carter page who served as a foreign policy adviser during the campaign confirms to me that in july 2016 during a visit to moscow, he met with a senior russian government official, that official the deputy prime minister of russia.
now carter page tells me this was not a formal meeting, it was more of a kashcasual hello, tha they were both speaking at the same conference at the new economic school in moscow and at that conference, he met with him there. again, saying it was not a formal meeting. but earlier on friday, carter page was interviewed by jake tapper and said that he didn't meet any government officials russian government officials during his trips to moscow, just business people, academics, et cetera. this is another case of people who were in the trump campaign who initially denied any contact with russian officials under questioning or when other evidence is revealed a mitting that there were meetings, the new york times reporting that this was the subject of questioning during the testimony of carter page earlier this week. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. joining me now is a political analyst and president of the global policy institute
at loyola mary mount university. thank you for joining us. this week saw the first charges in the russia investigation and president trump by all indications is furious. what is your assessment of the charges against his chairman an advisers? >> well, for a few days we weren't sure who was the target. manafort was one of the likely choices and indeed he and his top aide were. the huge surprise was papadopoulous and that came out on of no where. it shocked everyone. it sent the president into we are told a rage. and so the president had to go into defensive mode and his twitter attacks against everyone from hillary to his own justice department are the result of that. >> and deflect and deflect and defleblgct deflect. but he really can't deflect away from this investigation.
>> no. and in fact this has got to put the fear into donald trump because now he knows how serious it is and piece by piece drip, drip, drip of this will have an impact on him. so the question is will it be a continuation of the drip, drip, drip policy as it was in watergate. or will this be some avalanche of information, willven in-didi once. it has to be a tough time to be in the white house. >> he expressed his frustration about the fact that he is not in control of the justice department. almost like he is in shock. and as president, he doesn't control everything. what do you think? >> it's not his personal choice. and the president has expressed literally frustration that he is not supposed to get involved. he's not supposed to have an impact. well, there is a firewall that is supposed to be there, that protects the justice system against an individual getting involved. those firewalls were put in for
the most part after watergate when we saw what a president who wanted to misuse government agencies could do. and so there is a very good reason why the president can't get involved. but donald trump is not accustomed to that. donald trump is a problem solver and he wants to get his hands dirty in it and he can't and it frustrates him. the justice department is not going after hillary as he wants. so he is very frustrated, but i think he will have to take that and there is nothing that he can do about it. >> could he not intervene and still try to do away with the investigation, fire mueller? >> yes, he could at great cost. and question is at what point might he get so angry and frustrated, at what point might the investigation get so close that he feels no alternative but to fire mueller, take the consequences knowing that he would take a huge hit and it might even be the beginning of a ground swell against him. >> let's talk about his trip to asia. he is in hawaii right now and he is headed to asia.
what is at stake for this president as he heads to a critical meeting over north korea and trade? >> there is a lot at stake because he has undone part of the global looerp mechani leade that the united states has created, pulling out of tpp, the rhetorical displays with our allies and friends and north korea. and so normally a presidential trip like this, you would have some prearranged agreements. seems like there is not that. it seems like the president needs to shore up some alliances, mend some fences, and try to convince a skeptical set of allies, japan and south korea, that his playbook is the playbook they need to follow both japan and south korea have expressed concern about his very harsh rhetoric. and so he has a lot of work to do there. plus in going to china, he has an even bigger problem.
he would love to have china intervene and 234ru north korea. they may not have that much influence over north korea, but there is also some critics are saying almost a passing of the baton quality to this trip to china, that china issing a agrees sufferly pursuing global leadership as the united states by design, america first, is putting back from leadership. and so some people are saying that that trip to china might be without intending to be a kind of passing of the baton where the world starts to see china as the global leader and the united states as the out party. >> yes, for rk, former cia chie that he thinks the most dangerous thing for the united states right now is the united states because we are stepping back in his opinion from a global leadership. what are your thoughts on that? >> that's right. the world that we live this is the world that was largely created by the united states and our european allies right after
world war ii. it's prevented a global war for 70 years plus. it created a global trade mechanism, global financial mechanism. that is what donald trump sees as the swamp in a nethat needs cleaned up. certainly there is a need for reform, but the united states has pulled back into an american first what is best for me, trade deals that don't work for us we don't want, tpp, no, we'll give it to china and let them take the leads. so in place after place the united states has been pulling back. and are we the great et danger to ourselves? we keep shooting ourselves in the foot and the extent that we keep doing that, we'll continue to be in trouble vis-a-vis china which wants to be the regional leader. and at president xi said in january, china is ready to take over the protection of global trade and the global currency markets. >> we'll be watching his trip
closely. michael, thank you so much for joining us. a u.s. government study released on friday contradicts the trump administration's position on climate change. this report says that humidity activities especially emissions of greenhouse gases have been the dominant cause of global warming for decades.report cites warming temperatures, rising sea levels, more forest fires and heat waves as proof that the climate is changing. and academic experts contributed to that study. at one point president trump referred to climate change as a hoax. his administration has worked to dismantle numerous climate protections. coming up, calls for celebration in iraq and syria as isis suffers two stunning defeats in one day. plus netflix responding to the growing scandal around actor kevin spacey, what it means for his hit show house of cards oigz. you wouldn't do only half
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celebrating. officials in both countries say two cities are now liberated from isaiah. isis. >> and that effectively squeezes the terror group. and fred pleitgen flew to doir ezzor with russian forces and the battle was in full swing back in september. >> reporter: the syrian army final major push into one of the isis's last strong hold oholds syria. and now they have taken all of doir ezzor, a major victory in the quest to destroy the terror group. units of our armed forces in cooperation with allied forces completed their duties in re-establishing security and stability completely, the spokesman for syria's army says. we flew there with the russian military which backs the syrian
army when the battle there was raging in september. even though the syrian and russian armies have managed to push isis back, there are still a lot of isis fighters here in this area, that is why taking the helicopter is the safest way. and it was one of the isis' most important strong holds right in syria's oil and agricultural heartland, and vladimir putin raised both russia and iran's role in backing bashar al assad. thanks to our joint efforts, the situation are regarding the fight against terrorism in the territory of syria is developing in a very positive way, putin said at a meeting with iran's president rohani. russian and syrian forces are not the only ones beating isis back. u.s. and allied fighters have also been rounding up the cal if
i facaliphate and including raqh and mosul. >> as far as what happens in raqqah after isis has been cleared and raqqah is liberated, the raqqah civil council is already established and there are already eager to begin work to restore essential services. >> reporter: like in so many places in rairaq and syria, isi reeked havoc besieging a syrian enclave in the city for around three years. now that the group has been defeated here both russian and u.s. backed groups believe they are in the final stages of crushing the group and ousting its remaining fighters from almost all of syria. fred pleitgen, cnn, london. the u.s. president has slammed the sentence hand down on friday against a u.s. soldier who deserted miss post in 2009. >> bowe bergdahl was taken
prisoner by the taliban. for more, here is nick valencia. >> reporter:post in 2009. >> bowe bergdahl was taken prisoner by the taliban. for more, here is nick valencia. >> reporter: a military judge sentenced him to be dishonest on orbly discharged, there by avoiding jail time. >> sergeant bergdahl has looked forward to today. >> reporter: it was the kuld minute nation of a nearly 10 year saga who last month pled guilty to desertion. it was june 30, 2009 when bergdahl deliberately walked around from his army post in afghanistan. within hours, he was captured by the taliban and held hostage for almost five years. bergdahl has said he spent most of that time living in a metal cage barely big now stretch his legs, repeatedly beaten and tortured. several service men were injured while looking for webetter dol e
doleburg dole including one that was shot and left paralyzed. he was released and during the campaign, the candidate blasted the decision and bergdahl. >> we're tired of sergeant bergdahl who is a traitor. 30 years ago, he would have been shot. >> reporter: today he slammed the sentence tweeting the decision is a complete and total disgrace to our country. and to our military. bergdahl takerfully poearfully saying i'm admitting i made a horrible mistake, a mistake he will have to live with for rest of his life. nick valencia, cnn, ft. bragg north carolina. a belgian prosecutor says he is studying an arrest warrant for dismissed catalan leader puigdemont after he failed to attend a hearing.
he is currently in belgium and says that he will cooperate with the judiciary there. he is charged with misuse of funds and other things. many people around the world know the show "house of cards." the video streaming service netflix is stepping back from what has been that flagship show for it and tossing out all projects involving the actor kevin spacey. spacey under fire after nearly a week of sexual harassment allegations and new netflix is cans link the release of the movie gore in which spacey acts and produced. netflix appeared to leave the door open though to possibly broadcast "house of cards" only if spacey is not involved in it. the company that allows the political satire says that it has suspended spacey as the investigation continues into allegations against him. coming up here, against a backdrop of threats from north korea, we're in the pacific ocean for an exclusive look at
4:30 a.m. welcome back. you're watching "cnn newsroom." good to have you with us. i'm george howell. >> and i'm natalie allen. u.s. donald trump and his wife melania paid their respects friday at the uss arizona memorial in pearl harbor, hawaii. mr. trump stop there had on his way to asia. the 12 day trip to five nations in the pacific rim is his first in the region as u.s. president. >> but hanging over that trip, new details about the trump campaign's contacts with russia. the former campaign adviser
carter page says that he met russia's deputy prime minister in a kind of "hello" while in moscow during last year's campaign. and isis is looksing its fo hold in iraq and syria. the syrian army and its allies liberated a town just weeks after they lost raqqah. a u.s. soldier will not go to prison for deserting his army post in afghanistan in 2009. instead, bowie bergdahl was dishonorably discharged, his rank reduced. the tald ban held him captive for five years. president trump called the sentence a complete and total disgrace. mr. trump's first trip as president to asia comes amid escalating essentials with north korea. >> intelligence sources say another missile test could be
emnane imnantz. and brian todd has this report for us. >> reporter: american b-1 bhomers along with south korean and japanese fighter jets, these are the weapons that experts say would play key roles in any strikes on north korea. these maneuvers bring a swift brush back from kim jong-un's regime. the dictator's news agency saying the quote gangster like u.s. impearl alists are staging a surprise nuclear strike drill. it comes as president heads toward kim's turf embarking on a multination trip to asia, where analysts say one country, one major security threat will likely couple his meetings with other leaders. >> we'll be talking about obviously north korea. >> reporter: now military commands and intelligence agencies from washington to pyongyang are jittery.
>> tensions are at one of the higher points that we have seen. >> reporter: according to south korean lawmakers briefed by that country's intelligence agency, another north korean missile test could be imminent because they have cited movement of vehicles around a missile research vehicle in pyongyang. kim's regime has launched 22 missile tests this year. recently threatened the u.s. territory of guam, conducted one of the lablgest hydrogen bomb tests in more than history and threatened another. a u.s. official tells cnn north korea is working on an advanced version of the kn-20, a long range missile that could reach the u.s. with a nuclear warhead. a key question now, will kim test trump while the president is next door. >> i think there is a good possibility that we use see some kind of either missile launch or nuclear test while trump is there in a way that allows kim to remain the focus of attention to show that he is not in-tim
dated. >> reporter: tensions are also at a boiled because the two have filed personal broad sides at each other recently. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself. >> reporter: kim responded by calling trump mentally deranged. a high level north korean defector told us when kim is unilt issed personally, he feels his hand is forced. >> kim jong-un has to respond because he wants to continue to be shown or detiblgtpicted as t r. supreme lead erd. >> reporter: asked if president trump will tone down his language on kim while in asia, hr mcmaster says that the president will use whatever language he wants to use. but mcmaster said what is really inflammatory is the way north korea is threatening the world and there will be grave danger if kim doesn't realize the president's resolve. brian todd, cnn, washington. we're staying in asia where we're watching war games that are deadly serious with the heightened tensions in the
region, the united states is displaying its military might and preparation with its determination. >> cnn was granted exclusive access to rapid response drills in the pacific as ivan watson shows us, the clouds of north korea are always on the horizon. >> reporter: pounding threw tou the pacific ocean approaching the flooded beldly of a much larger warship. we're watching now the how one of these landing craft comes on board the doorark landing ship. it's a remarkable piece of engineering. and it takes a coordination of dozens and dozens of sailors. some call this complicated procedure taming the dragon. we've been invited to see annual military exercises off the coast of okinawa on board of uss ash land. this is a ship that can
transport dozens of vehicles and house hundreds of sailors and marines. a small floating city where a visiting officer marks an important step in his military career. a ceremony at saea where this marine lieutenant receives the promotion to the rank of capt n captain. the u.s. commands the world's largest navy, but in two separate incidents last summer, navy ships from the 7th fleet collided with merchant vessels killing 17 sailors. the navy concluded these accidents could have been avoided. commanders say they have served as a wake-up call. >> not being complacent and use all means available to evaluate your current situation. >> reporter: in response the navy fired eight senior officers. and stepped up training and monitoring from the decks of these giant vessels.
every night the chaplain leads the ship in prayer. at dawn hundreds of marines prepare for the day's big event, a simulated assault on a beach in okinawa. amphibious assault vehicles splash off the back of the ashland and line up for the invasion. this operation on land, sea and air requires the coordination of thousands of sailors, marines and soldiers. these exercises help prepare the armed forces for the possibility of conflict, but they are also about sending a message of deterrence to u.s. enemies like north korea which continue to engage in a war of words with washingt washington. senior commanders say these annual war games also send a message to u.s. allies. >> well over 22 countries in the
pacific that are friends and allies working together and that network quite frankly provides stability and security throughout the entire pacific. >> reporter: the u.s. has been the pre-eminent military force n the pacific since world war ii. in the era of make america great again, some wonder whether the u.s. can or wants to continue playing this role here. ivan watson, cnn, okinawa, japan. >> certainly some of the questions the president will face as you sees leaders in that part of the world. of course we continue to follow it. still ahead here on "newsroom," officials say nearly 40% of power is now back on in puerto rico. some towns still entirely dark. plus the eyisland power oute could be affecting the death toll. why san juan's mayor said hundreds actually died from the storm.
ing. welcome back. in puerto rico for many people, there is still no light at the end of a very long tunnel. it's been more than six weeks now since hurricane maria tore through that's land. >> an entire towns are still without power despite the governor'stouting restoration figures. hire is t here is the latest. >> reporter: what you can't see across the street, people, life without power. >> this is the only light that he has. and you can see that it is always light from the christmas tree it looks like and powered from a car battery. it's difficult to see, so i will light it with my cellphone. >> reporter: six weeks after hurricane maria, he now sleeps next to the open window in his home to get through the long hot nights with no power.
he is one of many. satellite images show the eye loond befo island before maria, after and now. not much has changed.municipali. we couldn't reach much. but of those reached, the overwhelming majority say most people do not have power. nearly a third say the entire town is in the dark. and yet the power authority and the governor's office insist they are on track. when it comes to power restoration, they say they are at 37% on the eisland. but that is the percentage of power generation. how much power is being produced, not how much is actually making to homes and businesses. a big difference when you ask one of the unions at puerto rico's power authority.
he says you can technically have no one with power but still have 100% generation. that is why he thinks that the numbers are questionable. we noticed government officials changed how they report the numbers on power. initially using the percentage of clients with power, something they denied until we reminded them of this twooieet retweeted the power authority listing clients with service two week after maria. the governor's office said it was a mistake. the tweet was deleted shortly after cnn asked about it. when we first approached the governor's office, we were told that they have always reported generation and not clients. >> i'm not sure on the fact, but initially, initially what i can state is when we started restoring critical loads, it's connected to find better who are the clients.
that is as much as i can say. and it was during a very limited period of time. >> reporter: since the power authority says those numbers are no longer available, we asked the workers. their estimate -- about 5% of customers may have service, not nearly as high as the percentage of generation. and he worry as bad situation may be getting worse. he believes that because the contract was canceled, this is only going to take longer. puerto rico has now announced it plans to cancel a controversial contract with the company hired to help bring back the island's power. he had no idea it would last this long. as you sees it, politics may now be another reason i and countless puerto ricans may not be getting power anytime soon. leyla sants santiago, puerto
rico. and the lack of power has contributed to the death toll. >> mayor cruz says at least 500 people have died from the hurricane, but the government he's official count only stands a the 54. cruz told cnn that victims have been excluded because the cause of death wasn't properly recorded. >> what we know for sure is that people have been cataloged as dying out of natural deaths when they were for example hooked to a recent pier rate tore, there s no power, the smaull jen rate tore gives up and of course they die of natural cause, but they are represented to the lack of electricity. i know people at hospitals died because the generators are not set to run for six, seven weeks. so the deaths didn't occur the day of the hurricane, but it certainly unfolds as the
aftermath of the hurricane's continuing to take its toll. >> so a continuous nightmare there in pourtd. t pourtd. t puerto rico. and the power grid was in need of repair even before the hurricane. and winter is getting a head start in parts of the western united states. and our meteorologist is here to tell us about that. ivan, getting cold. >> cold and white and snowy. and my goodness, we're barely out of halloween and already we're shoveling snow in parts of the u.s. too early. let's take you in fact to washington, it's not sticking that much, but just enough to get you in the holiday spirit or not. this is bellingham washington, almost on the doorstep of canada. this is what you do when you live in this part of the world. you go sledding when it snows. you don't bury yourself inside. and seattle, now that is dramatic stuff here.
i'll be going there in a couple weeks. snow has been flying the last 24, 48 hours. nothing sticky. maybe grassy surfaces, that would be about it, but the airport doing okay. and in fact right now things have wound down as far as seattle and bellingham are concerned. but we have another system on the way, so we're talking more snow for the mountains certainly. take a look at some of these totals. so we're look at wells creek, by the way, snotel sounds interesting. it's actually just an acronym for an automated system that you need because this thing is so high up there, that it's difficult to measure the know. 17 inches is what has been measured. we're talking over a foot in paradise, so we continue with some significant snow. we're talking higher elevation snow, but still it's early in the season. either way the ski resorts will be loving this. we've had a couple systems rolling through and not another
one scheduled for arrival in a couple days. and the snow fans out across portions of minnesota as well, minneapolis, in fact international falls could pick up upwards of 1 to 2 inches. that would lieu us to see the winter weather advisories where you see the purple. we actually have winter storm washsierra. a lot of snow across the rockies over the next 24, 48 hours. and did you enjoy the 70s in new york yesterday? everybody has been talking about it. boston as well. the cold front is through, but it is a little cooler. so we had at last couple days with temperatures now highs in the 50s as opposed to the 70s. can you find the front? there it is. 50s in kansas city and 77 in oklahoma city. so looking pretty good. severe weather potential across the midwest, we'll be watching that for you the next couple days as the strong front rolls
through there. otherwise i think we're look pretty good. by the way the new york city marathon, that is taking shape. new yorkers will be heading out there for a good time. wish i could get rid of the raindrops for you, but i hear runners enjoy cool weather. so the 50s are okay, but it could be wet for the spectators. and that is happening sunday. >> thank you, ivan. still ahead, we'll preview the key moments and challenges the president faces as he travels on his tour to asia. stay with us. ascar champion whos faced thousands of drivers. she's a world-class swimmer who's stared down the best in her sport. but for both of them, the most challenging opponent was... pe blood clots in my lung. it was really scary. a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected. xarelto® is a latest-generation blood thinner... ...that's proven to treat and reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots from happening again. in clinical studies, almost 98% of patients on xarelto®
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more now on our top story. president donald trump kicking off his tour in asia with a pit stop in hawaii, and he will meet some of the most powerful leaders. >> our cnn reporters take us through the major challenges. >> reporter: here in toek kytok top priority is the u.s./i can't pan alliance. you can expect to see shinzo abe and donald trump projecting friendship as they tackle two major issues. trade and north korea. over in pyongyang, officials are still fewer i didn't say over donald trump's speech when he threatened to totally destroy
their country and insulted their leader calling hick rockm rocke the time for talk is over and time to send president trump a message. in manila, president trump will meet a fan of his in rodrigo duterte. he's had nothing but praise for the u.s. leader and the two will discuss duterte's ongoing war against drugs. the alleged question, will president trump bring up n humanitarian issues. >> reporter: the priority for south korea is north korea. ultimately moon wants die local, more engagement with the north and it's a desire that in the past trump has called appeasement and then trade, trump has convinced seoul to renegotiate the trade deal, but seoul doesn't want many changes. >> reporter: president trump's biggest schedule challenge in vietnam will likelypec leaders
views on trades. he will address the summit telling them he wants fair and balanced trade, perhaps the most watched event if it does happen is a possible bilateral between president trump and president putin of russia, although if it does take place, it's likely to be shrouded by discussions of russian meddling in u.s. president shaial elections. the other event still not on the schedule that may happen, a try lateral between president xi likely north korea on that agenda. >> the biggest issue for china will be north korea. the trump administration wants china do more to force north korea to stop developing its nuclear weapons. china says it is doing enough already. that issue will dominate conversations, though expect discussions over things like trade and opoids as well. coming up at the top of the hour now, i'm natalie allen.
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the u.s. president starting his 12-day trip to asia. with concern over nuclear north korea and all-time high, how will this president be received in the region? plus, the caliphate crumbles. isis loses more ground in iraq and syria. we will have a closer look at the battle. and the fallout continues for actor kevin spacey among sexual harassment allegations. welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie