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forgiven him. as a christian, i have to forgive him also. >> announcer: this is "new day weekend" with victor black well and christi paul. we start with a violent protest. it is happening in manila as president trump arrives in the philippines and anti-trump slogans and setting american flags on fire. air force one landed a few moments ago here and soon president trump starts the last leg of his summit tour at a summit with asian leaders. he attacked kim jong-un and form you're u.s. intelligence officials and refuses to say definitively whether he believes russia interfered in the 2016 election. >> a lot has happened in the last few hours so let's get straight to jeff who is live in vietnam. the president has been on script
for several days but then there is a press conference and a few tweets and somehow he is now derailed near the end. >> reporter: president trump had been on message and on discipline really for more than a week here as he traveled across asia but a different story overnight lashing out over a number of topics. a press conference today in hanoi, vietnam, he was asked about the russia meddle is in the election and he inched closer to agreeing the fact that russia may have meddled in the election saying he reports his intelligence agency's point of view but didn't go nearly as far as some would like him to do. here is what he said. >> i believe he feels he did not believe russia medicimeddled in p. . i believe in our intel agencies, our intelligence agencies and
i've worked with them very stronger. there weren't 17 as previously was reported. there were actually four but they were saying there were 17, there were actually four. but as currently led by fine people, i believe very much in our intelligence agencies. >> reporter: so the president talking about intelligence agencies. well, one of the reasons he was doing that yesterday when he was flying across vietnam, he talked to reporters aboard air force one and he was talking about political hacks. talking about the people who led those agencies in the last administration. that prompted the cia to raeleae a statement saying the current director believes in that assess many that russia, in fact, meddled in the election. all of this has prompted a lot of views from the outside. john mccain first and foremost, he weighed in on the comments that the president was talking about a russia. he said this. let's take a look. he said, vladimir putin does not have america's interest at
heart. to believe otherwise is not only naive, but also places our national security at risk. of course, this was in response to the president saying that vladimir putin is sincere when he believes that russia did not meddle. this is interesting this continued back and forth between senator mccain and the president that it's happening in hanoi, vietnam, where john mccain was shot down and a prisoner of war for more than five years in the late '60s and early '70s. of course, president trump left hanoi without visiting the site of the prison where john mccain was at. as many american presidents have done over the years. it is, of course, veterans day so significant that the president did not visit that. he and john mccain, no love lost. you'll recall during the presidential campaign, mr. trump even, at one point, said john mccain was, in fact, not an american hero because heroes aren't captured. >> before you go, jeff, there was also the tweet that came out from the president about north korean leader kim jong-un and
very different from the scripted remarks during his time in vietnam. let's talk about that tweet. >> reporter: the president has been urged by his advisers and largely followed sued suit by not going after kim jong-un mostly for his time in asia but that changed overnight again. let's take a look at this tweet, of course, on twitter. he says this. of course, strange words there, but the president asked at the press conference if he thinks that could happen to be friends and he said, look, stranger things have happened. he believes a good thing for the world for them to be friends, but a long way from rocket man that the president referred to him as just a couple of months ago. but i can tell you before we sign off from here on this hour, i visited that prison today where john mccain was and seeing those images of him and pictures
of him certainly a striking way to commemorate veterans day here in hanoi. >> thank you, jeff zeleny. a lot of people say is he really because he is not answering whether he believes it actually happened. >> mr. president, why definitiv meddle ins our election? >> how important is it for him to -- he said i'm with our intelligence agencies but he didn't say i believe russia did this. >> it really shouldn't be much of a puzzle coming from the president of the united states.
it's not much of a debate. intelligence agencies have confirmed this. politicians in both parties have agreed to this. members of the president's administration, including the head of the cia, are unambiguous and very important for the president to put this behind and acknowledge what happened, most importantly, so that we understand and have confidence that the president will be dealing with this kind of intervention in 2018 and 2020. it is important. if he is serious about trying to establish relations with russia on other issues like syria, he needs to begin by acknowledging what happened in the election and stopping with this kind of rhetorical game. >> errol, i want to ask you about this tweet to north korean leader or about north korean leader kim jong-un, that jeff just talked about. you know, i almost can't say it
without laughing. i would never call him short and fat, as though he just did essentially. but then go on to say i try to hard to be his friend and maybe someday that will happen. what is the possibility do you think anything like that would ever happen? >> oh, i think there -- >> there would be a friendship, that there is some sort of connection between north korea and the united states. >> as we have seen in the case of russia, the president's friendships can actually be somewhat problematic for u.s. policy. even if that were to happen, it wouldn't unambiguously necessarily be a good thing for the country. the reality he is treating the north korean leader as if he was one more republican candidate, as if we were back in 2015 or 2016 that is going to insult him. it doesn't work that way in this case. that is the kind of disconnect i think between the president's rhetoric and the reality on the ground. >> errol and julian, stick around with us. we want to talk about in the
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philippine president duterte launched a war on drugs that many say has ended the lives of 10,000 people and many are asking the president to comment on that and we will see if he does. the president also plans to -- we are told -- address human rights during this meeting. war on drugs, we have discussed, has led to killings and drawn international com dendemnation. duterte has bragged about killing people in the drug war and comparing himself to hitler. there is a script. maybe you remember the conversation to "the washington post" and "the new york times" and it revealed this. president trump said to duterte, i want to congratulate you because i'm hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug
problem. cnn international correspondent matt rivers joins us from manila. how about the president strike this balance between the praise we have seen that he has heaped on these leaders during this visit, and the condemnation that many are calling for in relation to this drug war? >> reporter: yeah. it's going to be walking on very fine line, victor. i think a tricky situation for the president to navigate. in president duterte, he has nothing but praise for the u.s. president but a leader who is incredibly sensitive when people criticize his ongoing crackdown on drugs. the reason that human rights groups across the world have really condemned this is really because of the extra judicial killings. he has targeted not only drug dealers, but drug users as well, and has been bloody. thousands of people have died. it's an ongoing controversial issue in this part of the world but, at the same time, you have a white house official telling
reporter the president has a warm rapport with president rodrigo duterte. how forcefully he brings up this human rights allegations the violations of human rights allegations is the question. if he brings it up what will he say? people are worried about if the president isn't forceful in condemnation of what president duterte is doing with this ongoing drug war he, in essence, gives him a pass to continue to do what he is doing. duterte said he is going to keep doing what he is doing no matter what everybody else says. he had strong words last year for president obama who criticized the war on drugs. interesting to see this the last leg of the frpresident's trip he and certainly the most watched meeting between president trump and president duterte and how far is the president willing to go in his criticism. >> matt, thank you, there in
manila. something else from the dictator from president duterte. he has praised president trump saying that the two are alike because they both curse for the slightest reason. a quote there. remember, his relationship with president obama, that was a bit strained, to say the least, toward the ends of the obama administration. in fact, duterte called him an s.o.b. and told him to go to hell. where do we go forward with this? cnn political commentator errol louis is back with us, jls julian zele julian zeleny. thank you both for sticking with us here. i want to listen together to something that president duterte said late last year when he was talking about president trump and world leaders really as they were talking -- they were talking about the drug war that he has imposed and the 6,000 to 10,000 people have decide last
june since he came into power and he is none too happy people are weighing on it. listen to what he said. >> you are interfering in our affairs. [ speaking in foreign language ] then you starting to orchestrate what things should be done and not happen in my country. you [ bleep ]! >> i should point out on wednesday duterte told reporters regarding president trump and his drug campaign. you want to ask a question? i'll give you an answer. lay off! that is not your business. that is my business. i take care of my country and i'll nurture my country to health. president trump, julian, can't not bring this up, can't he? >> no.
i think it's very important because if he doesn't, it is true he will give some legitimacy to the policies of the country. president trump is bringing youth in that respect and if he doesn't say anything, it's as if the united states doesn't notice or doesn't care about these pretty brutal activities that are taking place. so i think it's incumbent on the president to say something, even if he understands the kind of response he is going to get. >> regardless of what that response is, if this point of contention deteriorates the relationship that they seem to have somewhat of a friendly relationship as we noticed yesterday as they met for the first time face-to-face, errol. what is the consequence of that, if they don't have a relationship? >> well, for those who are admitted to human rights and democracy, not having a great relationship with the murderous thug is probably not the worst
thing in the world. one of the things i'll be listening to hear is whether or not the president mentions de lima who is a senator critical of detar duterte who is held fo months on end in a brutal pretrial contention for months on end, with people being denied visits, including her own lawyers and members of the parliame parliament. traditionally an american president would take steps to have political prisoners at least mentioned, if not given some kind of clemency or due process. we will see if the president is going to adhere to even that minimal standard or just sort of, you know, talk about his friendship with someone who, under the guise of calling it a war on drugs, we should be very clear about this. he is launching just a brutal, raw political crackdown that has nothing to do with actual addiction treatment or improving
the status of this country. >> julian, i just have one quick question. what would make it a success for the president to leave the philippines? what would make it a success? >> i think a success would be conveying this message, would be conveying that the united states doesn't tolerate these kinds of abuses, yet, opening the door to negotiation and conversation, not necessarily friendship. i think that is what you're looking for with diplomacy. >> errol louis and julian zeleny, we appreciate your perspectives. thank you. >> thank ou. can we take that shot of the arrivals live? take it full here? we are awaiting president trump arriving here. we have seen several world leaders pull up here for the welcome ceremony in manila at the start of this summit. there will be an official welcome and we hope to hear from president trump this morning. if that happens, we will bring this to you. again, live pictures from man a
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overshadowed by the president's latest comments. he not only attacked kim jong-un but also former u.s. intelligence officials and refused to definitively say whether he believes russia interferes in the 2016 election you are looking live at manila. president trump will arrive at any moment and we will take this live again when we see the president. let's start this discussion. joining me is andre bower a former lieutenant governor of south carolina and brent is a columnist at "the hill" and brian stelter who is host of cnn's "reliable sources." good morning to you, gentlemen. >> good morning. >> andre, let me start with you what we saw overnight our time on twitter. in this comprehensive multilateral strategy to try to convince north korea and kim jong-un to abandon his nuclear weapons program, where does name calling and calling him short
and fat hit in? >> i think he is trying to continue to -- to, in some way, invoke him and say, hey, look. we are here, we are paying attention to you. he visiting our friendly neighbors everywhere around kim jong-un and hopefully, sometime kim jong-un will say i have picked a fight with someone i cannot win and hopefully, his neighbors will reinforce, in fact, what the president is trying to say. hey, you're messing with a much bigger crowd than you can handle and you need to throw -- >> using those kind of insults is really the way to convince a world leader, hey, i'm fighting with somebody i can't beat here. he acknowledges that i'm overweight. >> well, i think that kim jong-un is clearly motivated by different things and i think president trump has stoked him to get his attention and several ways haven't worked so he quit trying. >> brent, i want you to listen. let's put up the tweet first of
what the president said about kim jong-un. why would kim jong-un insult me by calling me old when i would evercall him short and fat? oh, well. i try so hard to be his friend and maybe someday that will happen. compared to what the president say in vietnam when he was in a news conference with the vietnamese president and in reference to what the president wants moving forward with north korea. let's watch. >> we want progress. not proicativocation. the world has been provoked. we don't want that. we want stability, not chaos. and we want peace, not war. >> brent, reconcile what the president said with what he tweeted. >> i can't and i won't even try. what we have going on right now, victor, is a very, very serious moment in american democracy and american security.
russia is engaging in a massive attack against america first to elect trump and divide our country race against race. we have a nuclear crisis that could develop in korea. a republican chairman of the senate foreign relations commit to say he worries that this president could precipitate a nuclear war. we have dictators around the world, one of them the president is about to visit duterte and what trump should begin by saying i join every human rights group around the world. he won't say that but he should. he said china was raping the americans in the campaign and praising them for succeeding in what he previously had said was raping an american. i'd like to hear what steve bannon thinks about that. so we have a situation where there is an unprecedented attack on america, a digital cyberwar pearl harbor and imagine franklin roosevelt in 1941 had
told america we are not being tacked by russia. the problem is hillary clinton's fault. i want the justice department to investigate hillary clinton. the cia here is not to be believed. and the russians are celebrating when he says those things. no american president should ever do that to this country. >> we are going to talk more about russia in a moment. brian, the distinction. does this president create a distinction what he says and what he tweets as if they are completely separate aaudiences? >> i think he risks yu s underm success on his foreign trip when he says these comments. a lot of the headlines about his trip have been about his strength, about america first. and then when he was on twitter, he makes comments to make you wonder who is the real trump? which one is the real trump? the man behind the microphone speaking to the world audience or a man with his keyboard tweeting off insults? what is back in that confusion territory. i saw kelly saying i see the
tweets but not dictated by the tweets. quoted, believe it or not i do not follow the tweets and i find out later what he has said. that would be like cnn management saying we don't watch this channel. we only hear later what happens on the channel. it doesn't make a lot of sense that there is not more involvement in crafting these presidential statements but, you know, we see the proof right there. there is nobody editing president trump's twitter feed before it goes out. >> cnn management saying we only watch television and don't read cnn.com. andre, back to you. let's talk about russia. brent brought it up. i want you to listen to what the president did in vietnam during this news conference what tries to appear walk back what he said earlier to reporters regarding president putin's meddling in the 2016 election. >> i believe he feels that he and russia did not meddle in the election. as to whether or not i believe it or not, i'm with aour agencis
as constituted in their leadersh leadership. i believe in our intelligence agencies. i've worked with them very strongly. there weren't 17 as previously was reported. there were four. they said there were 17 but there were actually four. as currently led by fine people, i believe very much in our intelligence agencies. >> andre be what has changed since july when he was in poland saying nobody really knows? same leaders of these organizations and several times since when he has shed doubt on russia being involved. what happened? what changed? >> well, i think he has seen several things as a president. i'm sure he is presented with multiple different factual situations to say, hey, here is what we have as a country. here is the operations we have to look over. things we would never hear about. he continues to get information. he continues to formulate an opinion based on the new
information he has given. a lot of things the president has speculated and he was right whether wiretapping, whether it was hillary's involvement with russia as well. and so you continue to see a drip, drip, drip. a lot of things he tweets out that people immediately jump on and say, oh, it's totally ridiculous that he would tweet this. in fact, has come full circle back and proven him correct. >> i don't know if the tweets that we are referencing this morning, he -- kim jong-un being short and fat, i don't know how that helps the effort to get him to abandon his nuclear weapons program. >> victor, i don't know. i do know president trump has a >> who is he connecting with? his base or is he connecting with kim jong-un who is the person he is trying to persuade. all of you, stay with us. we need to move on for a second. live pictures. we are waiting on president
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live pictures here from manila as world leaders are arriving for the asean summit. president trump will arrive very soon. so let's continue our conversation here. andre bauer is with us and cnn political commentator and former lieutenant governor of south carolina and brett is a columnist at "the hill." and brian stelter of "reliable sources." let's start with russia for this segment. brian, first for you.
i want to go to another tweet from the president overnight. he seemed to be on topic and, you know, in line with the agenda for the first several days of this visit and kind of derailed at the end. the president tweeting when will all of the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with russia is a good thing, not a bad thing? they are always playing politics. bad for our country. i want to solve north korea, syria, ukraine and terrorism and can greatly help. he stopped short of calling people turkey on twitter. does he include members of congress and include the intelligence agencies he just praised earlier today? they are not calling for a bad relationship but they certainly not prioritizing friendship and chemistry as president trump with putin. >> this is where i'm grateful for the president's tweets. we are getting how he truly feels and how he really feels about russia and about this ongoing investigation into
russian interference. he tried to clean up the comments he made about putin saying he sides with the intelligence agencies but he had every opportunity to say that when he originally made a comment on air force one about how putin feels that he is under attack from us, the investigations are an insult, et cetera. he had every opportunity to say that. then he had to clean it up a few hours ago saying he does side with the intelligence agencies but then on twitter, i think we really see how he truly feels about this matter that he does not believe russian meddling is a priority. let's just remember -- every time we talk about it, meddling is not about just what happened last year. it's about what is happening now and in the midterms and what happened to the next presidential election and i think every leader in this country is almost united on the idea that the government has to take aggressive action to protect our election system. every leader, except for president trump i mean. >> andre, on that note, let me ask you does it help or hurt
president trump and his effectiveness, his initiative with duterte as he goes into these meetings with him to know from duterte's point that the president seems to have questions about the u.s. intelligence? how does that affect what is happening today? >> well, duterte immediately is more concerned about channels being blocked and concerned what exactly could happen with north korea. his economy is finally doing well. he is concerned about those and those are his immediate concerns in talking to the president how he is affected by that. not so much what the president is tweeting about russia right now. >> right. in terms of knowing whether the president defends his own intelgs agencies, where the president's mindset is. if there are questions about that, does that give duterte hope he can get to president trump in some regard? >> well, i think if i were a
leader speaking to another leader i'm going to want to have a direct conversation with that person. look. is there no reason why a leader, if they have concerns about their own organizations that they actually oversee, if they have questions about that, there is no reason not to call that out. we know over time some of these organizations have become political. there is no question about that. the president may be -- i can tell you as an american citizen, i wonder sometimes if, in fact, some of these organizations have become too political or have gotten people that have been bureaucrats for too long take that only see things one way. that is a concern even fountain president doesn't talk about it any more. at the end of the day the leader needs to trust the president more than the organizations under the president. >> brent, the president yesterday, in his conversation with reporters, was asked if he prioritized and i'm paraphrasing here, human rights offenses when visiting with world leaders where that is a concern. he did not call out the saudi
saudieds. he did not call out vietnam or china. he is now in the philippines. we will see if he calls out president duterte. what the impact of the president's silence face-to-face or in these news conferences on those issues? >> the president is effectively giving a comfort and support to human rights supporters and violators and dictators many of whom he praises which is something astounding and unacceptable. somewhere in heaven right now, john f. kennedy and ronald reagan are shaking their heads with anger an american president could behave like this. i wrote in my column just last week that special counsel mueller could indict president putin for crimes against america law in this attack against america that donald trump
doesn't believe is happening. you can name his an unindicted correspo coconspirator and list every crime that they are committing, all of which trump denies. he is not standing up for america. he has been attacking american intelligence and law enforcement and the fbi in ways that align his interest with russian intelligence and a russian dictator. it is inexcusable. reagan, kennedy, no president would ever tolerate this kind of behavior from somebody. it is inexcusable and we have to understand the magnitude of what we are up against. i brief, hillary clinton's role in russia, andre, was that putin dictator attacking america hated hillary clinton. she should get a presidential medal of freedom for standing up to him. ronald reagan should hang his head in shame for not challenging when putin attacks america and if he thought vladimir putin really believes that he didn't do it, which is what he said yesterday, he was so sincere. with all due respect, that is a level of delusion that is
dangerous for any american president to believe when we are under the kind of attack we are right now continuing by vladimir putin. i want better relations. the way to get better relations is for russia to stop the crimes against america. then we can do what we should do and have relations and mutual respect but only then. >> he also says that he wants to have better relationships with president duterte and the philippines. i want to tell you a little bit about duterte here so, gentlemen, please stick with us here. for our viewers, duterte, he has made a name for himself as a brutal dictator and one with little regard for human life. an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 people who have been killed in his so-called war on drugs since he took office. that was just last june so just a little over a year here, about a year and a half. the united nations, along with other international organizations, the u.s. congress, the eu, they have accused him of indiscriminate kilgs and undermining justice. duterte makes no qualms about
his violent past and bragged his first killing happened when he was just 16. in his words, just because we loed at each other was the reason he killed somebody, he says. the dictator has praised president trump we know saying the two are alike because they both, quote, curse for the slightest reason. his relationship with president obama, remember, that was strained toward the end of the obama presidency, duterte called him an s.o.b. and told him to go to hell. we saw duterte and president trump meet for the first time face-to-face at apec. but we are expecting the president to talk about human rights with duterte since there is so much talk of his war on drugs and what is exactly happening there. and duterte on wednesday at apec had this to say about president trump asking about his war a drugs. he said you want to ask a question? i'll give you an answer. lay off. that is not your business, that is my business.
i take care of my country. i'll nurture my country to health. how, brian, does the president have this conversation with him if this is a man who believes he is nurturing his country to health by indiscriminately killing people? >> i don't know that president trump feels he nodes to have a conversation about this ongoing human rights problem in the philippines. we learned that president trump likes people who like him and is friendly to people who are frem to him. sometimes when you have that friendship is when you're able to have tough conversations when you have a personal relationship. you're able to broach sensitive subjects. certainly i think president trump's visit is being more attention on to these concerns which could be a good thing, a silver lining here. but it remains to be seen if the president wants to engage on this subject. >> andre, should he?
>> he should engage. i think he should do it behind closed doors. but look. evidently many of the leaders didn't think it was such a big problem they wouldn't all meet there. a lot of there is who is formulating articles. from some people's perspective the drug lords he has taken out and the people have risen up and helping him, in fact, take on so many people who have taken over their country. >> let me read for you a comment in 2016. you said that, in many cases, that he is taking out the drug lords. actually, i think we have this video. do you have the video, guys, in the control room, the comparison to the holocaust from duterte, the comments he made about slaughtering millions of people? do we have that available to play? if not, i'll just read it. i'll just read what he said. he said, after noting that hitler slaughtered 3 million -- rather 6 million jews. his number was three. he said 3 million drug addicts
in the philippines. i'd be happy to slaughter them. andre, he is not going after drug lords here. this is a man who is killing or wants to kill, says he is happy to kill millions of people and we have him on screen now. this is the president of the philippines. your response to now hearing that? andre? >> response to hearing that? >> yes. >> again, you know, i haven't been over there. i can't quantify whom is he killing and whom he is not killing. my understanding in several articles i've read these are people that are drug lords that he has gone after and made it a point to try to protect his country much like we need to do in our country. >> why is it acceptable for a u.s. president to go, even if this is where the asean subject is held and he hears the president of that country say and make a comparison to the holocaust, no less, say that there are 3 million drug addicts in this country, i would be happy to slaughter them. if he comments on it, ypt why no
it in public so the entire world can hear him say that? >> that is exactly you don't make progress. you call something out like that and expect to work with them you don't get that type of reception. sometimes i agree with the president and sometimes i don't. with a person ho to work with the legislature i didn't stick my finger in there and say vote for the bill i want. i don't think you go over there and pick a fight. >> what he has done with rand paul and lisa murkowski and so many others. he won't say it when millions of lives are on the line potentially? >> well, victor, we don't know that he is not going to say that. he -- >> you're suggesting he should? >> i think it's a conversation that needs to be had. again, i can't -- i'm andre bauer, not donald trump. >> i got you.
>> we carry ourselves dimp differently. i'm not the president of the united states. i appreciate he is approaching problems differently than his predecessors and so many of us are glad to see that that we haven't seen in a long time. >> brent, the president, it's been said that he is a detrorio face-to-face meetings behind closed doors. when you hear what president duterte has said, lay off, don't ask me about this, it's not your business, how does the president -- do you think the president has the ability to make some progress with duterte behind closed doors if he brings it up? not in public but just between the two of them? do you think there is an actual chance there could be some progress made on this discussion? >> president trump changes his ways completely, yes.
i don't think that he will. and i don't think he'll make progress. if he doesn't. something wrong for family wrong with an american president who goes to criminals like duterte and praises him. there is something wrong when the president allows, enables, supports dictators who kill and imprison their people, who torture their people and the president of the united states can't speak with honor and integrity and justice about that. when he does those things, president trump, he gives them support. he gives them a green light and whatever president we have next in the post-trump era which may have begun last week with the election results, we need a president who makes americans proud. it is not true that americans from sea to shining sea, as andre said, are applauding this guy. the fact of the matter is 60% of americans despise what he is doing and voting against it and i hope they vote against judge
live pictures here in manila. the welcoming continues here as we have myanmar leader with the president of the philippines duterte. the leaders are in for the asean summit and we are awaiting the arrival of president trump and we will be in attendance. the final day of his asian trip. brian stelter, back on the topic
of confrontation potentially or just putting a flag in the sand on the issue of human rights abuses and this war on drugs. we have seen several times in the past the president has a lot to say when he is not face-to-face with the world leader. we just saw an example of that with president shi of china where, during the campaign, he said that china was raping the u.s. and very aggressive but, face-to-face, he says he has a personal, warm relationship and now doesn't blame china. criticizing angela merkel of germany but welcoming her with a warm person-to-person relationship. if past is prologue and that is a predictor of what we will be seeing, do you expect any public condemnation any public statement with rodrigo duterte about the war on drugs? >> it would surprise me, given president trump's track record on these issues. it would surprise me. this visit to the philippines, you know, it is striking because
this is one of the strongest xamps of president trump seeking warmer relations with leaders of countries that are deeply controversial. i think you outlined it really well earlier in the hour. the human rights violations that have been clear in the philippines for sometime. president trump had to have been briefed about that and known about that when he started complimenting duterte and saying kind words with the philippines president in recent months. a moment early on in his administration he was invited to the philippines and said he would take him up on his offer and here it is happening. i would be surprised if we hear the president be critical of this rampant killing that we have seen in this country. it is disturbing and some of the reports from cnn and the "the new york times" and photo illustrations of the death toll, the impact of the violence in this country is really heart breaking. but it seems, based on president trump's track record, surprising
to hear him address these issues. >> frank, what is -- what would be a success for -- end game? what would ab success for president trump as he leaves manila this last leg, as we said? >> just highlighting we are seeing justin trudeau of canada. >> good to point that out. what would it take for the president to leave here and say he had a successful trip with duterte? >> if he says i stand with human rights groups all over the world and, above all, to boil it all down, right now, democratic leaders around the world are alarmed and worried about president trump. dak taters around world are happy with him because he has a high tolerance for their crimes. what would be a success is that that is flipped around and the democratic leaders applaud him and the dictatorships don't. >> all righty.
listen. we are showing you live pictures here as dinner and diplomacy gets under way. president trump getting ready to sit down with those world leaders. >> next hour of "new day" start right now. live pictures. sho glad to ha so glad to have you with us. president trump is preparing to sit down with the man on the right there, president duterte in the philippines. >> shaking hands with the prime minister of india modiv. the president is attendsing the asean summit in manila as the last leg of his asia trip. while there he will meet with the controversial president there rodrigo duterte. >> the meetings will likely be overshadowed by the president's latest comments as well.