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produce anything. >> it's very unusual, bizarre diplomacy. the danger is we've legitimized kim jong-un and he's given up nothing. >> donald trump's retweeted and deleted a tweet questioning kamala harris's blackness. >> i was born black and i'm proud of being black. >> the president has seen a potential threat in rising kamala harris. >> trump family trying every way they can to divide this. they haven't delivered what they promised. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota. >> welcome to "new day," it is july 1st. breaking this morning, reports of a possible major concession in the nuclear talks with north korea. president trump is back at the white house after his historic meeting with kim jong-un where he became the first sitting u.s. president to step foot inside
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north korea. it is a picture the president rely i shoulish relished. what about the substance? this morning "new york times" says trump administration might be headed towards passively accepting north korea as a nuclear power, allowing him to keep his weapons in exchange for a freeze on new weapons. that is a position the administration previously said it would not strapped for. >> we have breaking 2020 news. south bend mayor pete buttigieg joining the big leagues official live. his campaign just announced huge fundraising hall in the third quarter, just shy of $25 million. that certainly cements his top tier status. joining us to talk about all this susan glasser staff writer at the new yorker and analyst, white house coordinator for "washington post" and lopez, national political reporter at "politico." first let's start with what
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happened in increasnorth korea, over the weekend. let's start with kim jong-un, what the significance, obviously being the first u.s. president to set foot across dmz into north korea is optically quite significant and historically. what does it buy president trump? >> it's interesting. what did he give away? enormous concession to kim, legitimacy that comes with this kind of photo-op but extraordinarily lavish words of praise for a murderous dictator something generally u.s. presidents have been reluctant to offer preemptively. a couple of things you mentioned this "new york times" report breaking this morning. this would be a significant change in the u.s. negotiating posture, essentially agreeing to recognize de facto north korea's nuclear status, which is something american administration have refused to do in recent years. so that would be an enormous
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change. reading the american of who is in charge quite notable john bolton was in mongolia instead of being present for this historic meeting. president's daughter was there. john bolton said he didn't deny this report, it means someone is trying to box in the president suggesting at a minimum there continues to be a real dwipgs inside t -- division inside the administration over north korea. >> not mike bolton but john bolton said i read this "new york times" story with curiosity. neither nsc staff nor i discussed on freeze by north korea. this is reprehensible attempt by someone to box in the president. there should be consequences. john bolton wasn't, tucker
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carlson was. we're waiting a statement from tucker because he may have a better sense of what's going on behind the scenes. james clapper, dni under president obama actually thinks a nuclear freeze might be the ultimate and best outcome in these discussions. whether or not that's where it's headed or should be headed is a different discussion than whether or not this is a concession, which it is, laura-for-for this administration. this administration said the goal was to have complete denuclearization of the korean pens l.a. the president comes back from the trip saying he might be willing to accept nuclear weapons. >> that's the question there. how much progress is being made. susan, as you hit on, appears to be a maintaining of the status quo. no progress was made, even though it looked like there was a lot going on, the first time a u.s. president had stepped over into north korea. again to the bolton part of it, this speaks to the larger theme of the administration in that
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key players in his administration are usually left on the outside, sometimes to their frustration, that they don't get adequate information they need or they would typically be privy to. this so-called progress that the administration is trying to say they are making with north korea could also give trump some kind of talking point entering into 2020, which is maybe why they are pushing so aggressively for some kind of agreement. >> if they get to keep their nuclear weaponry, not dismantle any of it, just freeze it, how does that differ from the iran nuclear deal president trump hated. >> yeah. the president is having some trouble making the case that his diplomacy has been better than what his predecessor was able to do with iran or any other country in part because the president has talked about complete denuclearization in the past but now it seems like he seems to be saying i'm very happy with the way things are, there's no missile testing. i'm not in a hurry. things are going to be taking place over a long period of
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time. there's no rush to get to denuclearization. it does seem like the president from his public comments seems to be okay with the idea of north koreans having what they have, not moving in any way towards denuclearization, not providing an inventory of the type of weaponry they already have. it seems like the president is happy with the photo ops and headlines that he's doing something on this issue but not more than predecessors in terms of denuclearization. >> it was a remarkable picture of the president stepping foot into increanorth korea. what he got, he got this picture. what he gave on this trip, really is interesting, he gave vladimir putin cover, once again, on the attack on the u.s. elections laughing, joking about the attacks on the u.s. elections. he gave bin salman cover for murder of khashoggi, in a picture willingly, gushing over mbs. he gave china technology
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concessions to huawei, getting them back to the table. he did give something up there. in terms of perception of this trip, harken back to what if president obama this done this, people would be saying on the right he gave everything away. >> i think it's an important point. i'm glad you put it in this context. we have never seen a few days of american diplomacy that looks anything like how president trump chose to spend his time at the g-20. at this moment of time of rising autocracy around the world president trump chose to spend his time, meetings, bilateral conversations at the g-20 with some of the world's toughest strong men, autocrats that generally speaking the united states would not make the focus of its diplomacy. all the major american allies was there. that was not the narrative the trump administration was there.
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that's the narrative. he had a meetings from salman to erdogan in turkey, xi jinping and then going to kim jong-un in korea. you have a situation where the u.s. visibly seems to prefer -- the president of the u.s. visibly seems to prefer the company of dictators to democrats. i think it's very significant. just one minor point, also on the iran and north korea comparisons which are essentially spurious. not only did president trump pull out of the iran nuclear deal, but remember iran does not yet have a nuclear weapon and north korea is a nuclear arms state that has been continuing to amass a nuclear arsenal in recent years. the stakes are quite different in many ways, even higher with north korea, which already has these nuclear weapons. >> that's really helpful. let's talk about what's happening back here at home and certainly on the democratic side. mayor pete buttigieg this morning announced a huge
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fundraising hall, $24.8 million in his second quarter alone. so laura, what does this do to the race? >> this helps establish buttigieg as one of the upper tiers of the candidates. and so this is a significant difference from his q1 fundraising numbers. last time around he only raised $7 million. either a drastic increase which should help him establish boos on the ground in key states, something his campaign has struggled to be doing so far in the primary. now this will help with him getting more staff in iowa, new hampshire, more in nevada, more in south carolina and could potentially help him turn his polling around in those key swing states. >> it sets a bar for all the other candidates. there's a reason pete buttigieg came out at 5:30 a.m. eastern time the morning after the second quarter to put these numbers out, because they are really impressive. now when senator kamala harris comes out with her numbers she'll be judged in capacitison
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to pete buttigieg. former president joe biden who spent decades in politics will be judged in comparison to the numbers here. >> that's exactly right. several of these candidates have spent much of the last three months in fundraisers at private events trying to raise private money so they can have that headline, prove they are formidable candidates. he needed a headline after the shooting in his home city where he struggled to manage the angst in his commentator there. this is a way to turn the page and show he's a front-runner at least when it comes to fundraising. all the other candidates will try to compare themselves to that and outdo what he's done over the last three months. we have seen candidates spend a lot of time in private fundraisers. i wouldn't be surprised if we saw ear candidates as well. with mayor pete putting out his numbers first, it's clear he's getting the shock value of a large number after he was someone who was largely unknown just a year ago now that he's a
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presidential candidate he's raising big coin and showing himself to be a formidable force for 2020 race. >> he was zero in the polls in january. >> he's doing better. >> he's doing better. >> exponentially. susan, laura, thank you very much. now to this story. federal investigators looking into what caused a crash killing 10 people on board. it happened in the city of addison. scott, what have you learned? >> good morning. in this hangar here it burst into flames. you can see smoke, water damage to the side, a couple of missing windows. there's obviously a lot more damage you cannot see from this vantage point. there was only a plane and helicopter inside at the time. no people thankfully. also lucky the fire department, only 220 yards away, just
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slightly further than i am from this building, so the response was pretty immediate. we do not know the identities of the victims. we know two crew on board, all bound for st. petersburg. they were traveling in a beechcraft super king air 350. when you think of a small private jet, this is probably the type of plane that comes to mind for most people. cnn safety analyst says the plane is reliable, has a good safety record generally. it's often used by corporations to shuttle executives from place to place. even called it the cadillac of turbo props. obviously ntsb, faa, they will be doing their own investigations. ntsb expects their preliminary report to be ready in about two weeks. one thing that may complicate things at least initially, though, this plane was previously owned by a charter company out of chicago but recently changed hands. so yesterday the ntsb said it wasn't immediately clear what
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the tail number was or what it should have been when it crashed. john. >> scott, please keep us posted on any new reporting there. thank you very much. so the president got a remarkable picture stepping into north korea, the first u.s. president to do so. but what did he give up? there is fresh reporting this morning on possible u.s. concessions. we're getting new reaction from key leaders. that's next. a lot will happen in your life. wrinkles just won't. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair's derm-proven retinol works so fast,
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we just had a very, very good meeting with chairman kim. we agreed we would both designate a team. the team would try and work out some details. again, speed is not the object. we want to say we're going to do a comprehensive good deal. very big stuff, pretty complicated but not as complicated as people think. >> that's president trump after meeting with kim jong-un, becoming first president to step foot in north korea. "new york times" report the
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trump administration -- and this is the breaking news on top of all this, the trump administration is considering settling for a nuclear freeze passively accepting north korea as a nuclear power. joining me now is democratic congressman john ger. we're waking up with "new york times" saying might let north korea keep nuclear weapons, a freeze, enshrines status quo, accepts north as a power, something administration officials often said they would never strapped for. what's your reaction to that. >> not a good thing. not a good thing. it would set up with a nuclear arms race in the region. do you think for a moment south korea will accept that situation or japan and, of course, china is not so far away and russia. not a good thing.
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the goal of denuclearization should remain. not an easy thing. the president says it's complicated, it certainly is. i'm delighted he's decided to put together a team to carry on the negotiations which are absolu absolutely essential. >> you say not a good thing. fo former intelligence director james clapper who worked in the obama administration told me for months now he thought the ultimate outcome might be some agreement that acknowledges north korea or accepts the fact north korea already has nuclear weapons and they are goting to to get rid of them. a goal should be a peaceful korean peninsula with that reality. >> well, that reality would mean south korea is perfectly capable. why a nuclear weapon to begin with? to ensure your regime will survive. are there other ways to provide that assurance? absolutely there are. those are the ways that need to be pursued here.
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there needs to be a peace treaty on that peninsula, recognition there are two koreas, each with their own security situation guaranteed in multiple ways by countries surrounding it, by the united states and others. all of those things are possible without nuclear weapons. >> do you think it was the right move for president trump to step into north korea. >> it's always good to negotiate, always good to negotiate and open the door for negotiations which this would be the third meeting. that's good. what comes of it, that's the tough part. that's the negotiations. indeed, it is complicated. i believe it could be done with proper negotiations along the way. >> on this trip the president stepped foot in north korea, unclear what he got from that, on this trip allowed china, huawei to get components,
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something previously band and on the trip provided cover for crown prince mohammad bin salman. do you think this was a successful trip and do you think those moves were worth it for the united states? >> no. huawei is a problem. huawei is a very serious national security problem not only for us but allies around the world. it is the ultimate way china can snoop and find out what's going on. that's a real serious problem. with regard to saudi arabia, frankly this president seems to want to do everything he can to support that regime. often at the cost of the lives of many other people. certainly we saw that with khashoggi. i don't like the way he's dealing with this. he is the president. he does have the power to do these things. at the end of the day -- well, let's not say the end of the day, the years to come, we need to recognize china is using huawei as a surveillance system
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really around the world. that is a serious national security threat and we ought not to allow that to happen. >> you said the end of the day the president gets to negotiate. he gets to choose the adviser, one he brought on the trip played a senior role, ivanka trump. this picture getting a lot of attention. you see the president sitting next to ivanka surrounded by leaders of g-20 here. do you think this is appropriate? he can choose his advisers. he needs to have people he can trust. if ivanka is that person, that's okay. is the result of those discussions and advice good? we just discussed some of this a moment ago. i think the result, perhaps her advice, perhaps others, we don't know, is not good. we just discussed huawei, we also discussed saudi arabia. if that's her advice, i would say she's not a particularly
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good adviser. >> what message do you think it sends to the rest of the world when the president brings his daughter on a trip, albeit a senior adviser there, in terms of who they need to be speaking w what's the best way to get to this president? i say that in the wake of this testimony released we all saw former secretary of state rex tillerson explaining how jared kushner was acting as an independent operator with leaders around the world. >> leaders around the world recognized immediately who was close to the president. you might want to take a look at china and the way they lavish gifts, if you would. these are licenses for her to sell products in china, almost immediately when he became president. countries recognize where the power structure is. i notice john bolton was not in the north korea meeting. what does that mean? what does it mean when rex tillerson, the secretary of state, is excluded from
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meetings? it means there's a different power structure. it means the power structure is, in fact, the president's family. >> i should note the ambassador john bolton national security adviser put out a statement sort of half denying "the new york times" story. but the fact of the matter is, he wasn't at the dmz. at this point we don't know how involved he is in the discussions. representative thank you for being with us. >> a pregnant woman shot in fight and was indicted in her unborn child's death. will the district attorney prosecute her for manslaughter? that's next. his life was only just sorta comfortable. i've been living a lie. (laughs) the serta icomfort hybrid mattress. not just sorta comfortable, serta comfortable.
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this morning a real legal controversy in alabama. the question is this, should a pregnant woman who was shot face manslaughter charges in connection with the death of her unborn child? our martin savidge on the scene in alabama with the very latest. martin. >> morning, john. this is a case that sparked outrage across the country. a little more subdued reaction in alabama. let's go back to september,
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28-year-old marsha jones, she's five-months pregnant. she gets into an argument with another woman in the parking lot. the authorities say the mother instigated that argument. it escalates the other woman pulls out a gun, fires the shot. she's wounded in the abdomen. she laureus loses her unborn child. five months later, in may of this year, is when the grand jury comes out with manslaughter, not against the woman who pulled the trigger but against the mother who lost her unborn child. the reason being this is a state that believes in person hood. in other words, the legal rights of the unborn child are the same as any human being. so the argument is that the mother here by starting that fight endangered another human, that human died, her unborn child, and that's how you come up with the manslaughter charge. now, the defense team is coming forward today. they plan to file a motion for dismissal of the charge. meanwhile the d.a. in this case, which is the first
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african-american female d.a. in the state says she doesn't have it abide by the grand jury. she could decide to prosecute a manslaughter or manslaughter or a lesser charges or maybe drop the charges all together. that decision is also expected very soon. meanwhile she's resting in an undisclosed location according to attorney. she's still very upset about the loss of her child, and she fears going to jail for some time, even though she has a six-year-old daughter that would be left without a mother. alisyn. >> oh, my gosh, martin, it will be very interesting to see what prosecutors do in this case. thank you very much from the courthouse. also closing arguments in the court-martial of a navy s.e.a.l., he's accused of killing a prisoner during his deployment to iraq in 2017. gallagher faces life in prison if he's convicted of murder. stephen watts explains why this case has gotten so much
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attention. >> reporter: a self-less war hero and a family man. that's the image the defense would like to leave the jury as it decides the fate of chief eddie gallagher. the 40-year-old navy s.e.a.l. stands accused of stabbing to death a young wounded isis fighter while deployed in iraq in 2017, shooting innocent civilians and pressuring his fellow s.e.a.l.s not to turn him in, they did. this court-martial commanding the spotlight like few others have. >> the prosecution in the murder trial of a navy s.e.a.l. could rest it's case in the next day or two. >> we're getting a look into the elite world of the navy s.e.a.l.s partly because the president got involved even hinting at a pardon. >> we teach them how to be great fighters. when they fight, sometimes they get treated unfairly. >> partly because of the a bombshell from medic. the prosecution witness testifying under immunity, he claim
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gallagher didn't kill the alleged isis fighter, i suffocated him, scott told thees court. i held my them over his trach tube because i knew he was going to die anyway. >> cory scott took the witness stand, stood up like a real man, like a real s.e.a.l. and told the truth, and he should be, i think, applauded for telling the truth you said those circumstances. >> between other fellow s.e.a.l.s testified they did see gallagher unprovoked stab the prison in the neck. one saying the blood looked similar to a baby throwing up. gallagher's lawyer said this case isn't about murder, it's about mutiny. >> this is a small group of s.e.a.l.s that wanted to get rid of their chief and they found a way to do it.
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>> he's accused of posing with the corpse, trophy photos. saying with messages, i got my knife skills on. damning, say prosecutors, merely gallows humor say gallagher's attorneys. the jury, seven fellow military men, will soon decide this decorated s.e.a.l.s fate. will he spend a quiet retirement with his family or the rest of his life in jail? cnn, los angeles. >> we will continue to watch that case very closely. in the meantime, new reaction to the breaking news that the white house is considering letting kim jong-un keep some nuclear weapons. new questions about what the president is getting back in return for his outreach to dictators. that's next.
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president trump back this morning from g-20 summit. he's at the white house. he spent much of this time over there cozying up to dictators and strong men. >> the crown prince of saudi arabia, a friend of mine, he sent 34e a veme a very beautifu
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birthday card. a lot of friendships have been made, this is a good friendship. >> a good relationship and we look forward to spending good time together. a lot of positive things are going to come out of the relationship. >> i want to get the bottom lin. before we get to that i want to start with breaking news that the administration is reportedly considering accepting north korea as a nuclear state. that's the headline. the tacit acceptance north korea has nuclear weapons and instead agreeing on some kind of nuclear freeze going forward. it's not unrelated, by the way, to the idea of cozying up to dictators because it gets to the idea of what is the united states getting in return. >> the entire way trump has handled north korean negotiation seems bizarre. he has now met three times with the dictator of north korea. this has always been a prize. north koreans always wanted to meet the president, always wanted to be invited to the
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white house. this was always left hanging because the feeling was you're a rogue regime, a nuclear power, you're proliferating nuclear weapons as north koreans provided much of the technology to baghdad. we aren't going to give you these prizes, meeting the president, white house visits, until you do something that suggests you're moving back to at least denuclearizing a certain amount. trump has given away these prizes for nothing. that's the puzzle here. as far as what the eventual deal will look like, it's highly likely we have to accept some kind of north korean arsenal. it should be small, verifiable, inspect inspectable. there should be restraints they don't proliferate to others like they have in the past. trump seems so eager to get a deal, given away so many concessions, is the deal he's going to get going to be a good one? is it going to be bad for
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america? one thing for sure, whatever deal he gets he'll claim will be the best ever. it affects the stability. >> isn't there something else quite puzzling about this and we heard it in sound bites there. why is a u.s. president so interested in having a great friendship with murderous debates? >> well, this is the puzzle about trump, which is highlighted in this g-20 because there were also at that meeting democratically elected leaders of our closest allies, germany, france, britain. you notice he never speaks that warmly about angela merkel or macron or justin trudeau. in fact, he obvious has negative, nasty things. again, what's striking about it, it seems so easy to play donald trump. he mentions mbs sends him a birthday card, mentions putin flatters him. he's so taken up by that kind of
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personal flattery, it seems a pretty easy path to getting in on his good side. some democratic leaders have tried it, abe in japan, moon in south korea and it works. but i think the strong men have the ability to maybe go one step further and also he likes the strength they present. >> more than his allies. >> he finds democratic leaders constrained. they have to be worried about democratic constraints. >> human rights. >> that's the thing. i'm not naive, we're not naive here, united states has long dealt with regions that have questionable human rights records or might be autocratical but it's just he seems to enjoy it. he seems to relish in these relationships somehow. >> it minimizes a core element of u.s. power, which has always been that the united states stands up for human rights, for values. that has been something that even the most realist of american presidents have always recognized is an important component.
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it's why people listen to us around the world. it's why we have set the agenda for so many international meetings. even richard nixon and henry kissinger regarded as most realist of all administrations, they get soviet union to sign helsinki which forced to accept certain human rights standards. i think understanding how to do that is not peripheral to american power, it's what makes for the best use of american power. ultimately where the largest economy in the world but we're not going to be that forever, but we will be the spokesman, the spokesperson for rights, values, democracy, freedom, if you handle it correctly. >> very quickly, it was also just so strange to see president trump and vladimir putin. president trump is behaving so obsequiously on friday towards vladimir putin, not admonishing him for election interference. instead saying this.
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watch this moment. >> don't meddle in our election, please, he he he he laughing. vladimir putin was visibly uncomfortable with obsequiousness. also kim jong-un looks kind of baffled by much of this. >> you notice kim jong-un didn't -- trump keeps saying how well they got on, he pockets the concessions one by one. that's the larger, more worrisome point. putin gave an interview in ft, "financial times." i was reading it. it was an attack on western liberalism, an attack on the decadence of the west.
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i was thinking to myself, most of this stuff donald trump agrees with. to be reading the dictator of russia giving an interview and to be thinking the president of the united states has at some point said all these things. >> a remarkable moment in time. fareed zakaria, thank you. >> he fought for 9/11 survivors to the end. we'll honor new york detective. ♪ when you get right down to it... freedom is the ability to go where you wanna go... ♪ and do what you wanna do. ♪ so... what do you wanna do?
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three weeks ago retired nypd bomb squad detective luis alvarez pleaded to extend to those who responded to september 11th terror attacks. alvarez died in hospice from the cancer linked to his work at ground zero. here is what he told congress earlier this month. >> i have been lucky enough to have the pain and suffering of
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69 months of chemo and countless other treatments and surgeries. it is my goal, and it is my legacy to see that you do the right thing for all 9/11 responders. >> joining us now are john and rob, survivors and friends of alvarez. guys, great to have you in the studio. so sorry for your loss. >> thanks for having us prosecute of i know it's been a hard weekend. >> sure. the 9/11 community lost a giant. it extends now past 9/11 community. luis touched america and the support we're getting from people across the nation." luis led his life with dignity and class and the american people see that and we'll take that back to d.c. with us. luis passing will not be in vein. >> dignity and courage.
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it was striking us earlier this morning that he was willing to give his life twice, going down to ground zero in the days after 9/11. for months after putting his life on the line to recover whatever he could down there and three weeks ago with his 69th chemo scheduled for the next day, he goes to washington before congress to meet. the courage to do that when he's three weeks away from his passing, just remarkable. >> yeah. it was unbelievable to witness. i think jon stewart touched on it in his testimony. the most precious commodity that we have is time. unfortunately like we just saw with luis, time is running out for a lot of us. when jon and i met with senator mitch mcconnell last week, my daughter was given her first solo at school, you know. that's the type of stuff we're missing because we have to go down to washington, and we don't have a lot of those moments left, unfortunately. so yeah. >> luis had a target on his
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back, and luis knew that target was going to get him. like rob and tens of thousands of other people, we all have targets on our back. time is the essence. the congress and senate need to sense that urgency now. these men and women are legitimately dying from their heroic actions. let luis passing bring us together. let nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell do this faster than usual what they are used to doing. in 2015 when we got this bill passed, two years ago when we lost ray pfeifffifer, the face then, i asked new york city to give ray the key to the city. i'm asking mayor de blasio to give luis the key to the city. >> he better. >> he already has our hearts. luis has our hearts.
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>> to phil, his brother and three children, our hearts bleed for him. our souls are crushed. we're going to mourn today and tomorrow and we're going to bury a hero on wednesday. but make no mistake, we're going to be sharpening our swords and going back to d.c. with a new vigor. congress better sense our urgency. >> the shots of -- the photos of luis then and now, the pictures of him when he was a healthy, more hardy man, and then to think of what he physically went through to make it to congress in those waning days of his life to give that testimony is so stark and so remarkable. do you, john, feel that now you are on the right track with mitch mcconnell and congress and everybody else? do you think that all this has made a difference? >> i pray. i hope so. we've done our job. we've done everything we can possibly do. we've left it all out on the
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field. we have given every ounce of energy that we can possibly muster to continue to go to d.c. luis literally left it all on the field. if they don't get that, you know - luis said i gave him purpose, i gave him hope. my lord, how do you live with that? i mean, he made me, in my mind, a better person, and i thought i was pretty cool already. >> you say you're just doing your job. you're going so far beyond at this point. >> luis -- >> all of you. you shouldn't have to go down like this. he shouldn't have to be down there the day before his 69th chemo, three weeks before he's dying to ask for this. that's, i think, the mission and the message of what luis was for. >> that's why we've got to get legislation passed and that's why the city of new york needs to give this man a key to the city. that's why we have got to remember and honor his legacy and not let his passing be in
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vein. that's why vcf needs to be fully extended. that's why nancy pelosi and mitch mcconnell and leadership on both sides of the aisle need to come together and put aside politics. it's so ugly. not even americans. i hate that word. stop thinking like americans, think like human beings. show compassion and show humanity, and then we'll all get along. >> rob, do you know how luis wife and three sons are doing? >> i think they are hanging in there as best they can. they have a good support system. the unfortunate truth is before the house even votes on this, we're going to lose at least one more 9/11 first responder. we're at an average of one every 2 1/2 days. >> one every 2 1/2 days. >> somebody every 2.7 days. you take the monthly ample, yearly average since 9/11 it comes out to 2.7 days. >> rob, we get a sense of who the guy was, what he was willing to give up in his sacrifice there but a a sense of him.
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you tell us the last time you saw him, what was the first thing he said to you? >> first thing he said to me was, how are you feeling, brother? he gave me a hug. he looked like you just saw him on tv. if that doesn't make you cry, i don't know what will. >> you know what's special about luis and even rob and all my guys, we're family. when we see each other we hug each other, we tell each other we love each other. when we leave d.c., we're so close, that our bond and our love for each other, especially when we lose somebody, it makes us stronger. i hope -- i can't teach rob, who is a firefighter or my other guys who are cops, i can't teach them brotherhood, they already know that from their jobs. i can teach them to fight like a family and family don't let each other down. >> you guys are an inspiration to us. we really appreciate you keeping this story and all of the memories of all of your family and friends alive here with us, so we'll watch what happens in
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the day off. settling for a freeze, potential major policy reversal by president trump on north korea. white house reporting tweighing the plan that kim jong-un would keep his nuclear missiles. it would be a freeze, one that essentially enshrines the status quo and tacitly accepts the north as a nuclear power, something administration officials often said they would never stand for. the word denuclearization was never mentioned during the president's historic visit with kim jong-un at the dmz on sunday. interesting consider it has been his rallying cry when it comes to talks with north korea for months. >> i want to see -- sanctions will stay in place.

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