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>> announcer: this is a cbs news special report. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and gayle king in new york. president trump just arrived at the united nations. he will make his first speech to the general assembly. the white house says his speech will lay out his america first view of foreign policy. >> he's expected to tell other leaders at the annual u.n. meeting that their countries need to do more to address the world's challenges. the president is likely to highlight countries like north korea and iran that he says are the greatest threat and there you see the president walking in the door. he may have something to say about the u.n. itself. which he repeatedly criticized while he was running for the presidency. we'll bring you the president trump speech as soon as he begins. first let's go to margaret brennanout side the u.n. in new york. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, well, addressing this group leader of
200 nations or so is a milestone for any president, particularly for this one, though, because president trump as a candidate ran on this nationalist message, america first was his mantra. taking more responsibility on an individual country basis. today he's going to try to turn the page on that and will actually call for unity among global leaders call for collective action against what he will highlight at shared threats, specifically and most immediately from north korea and its growing nuclear arsenal. but he will also call out rogue re themes in venezuela and as well in iran. and when he takes this podium he's doing so at a time of intense diplomatic pressure and tension about those two nuclear empowered programs in iran and in north korea. earlier you had the u.n. secretary-general warning that the world could be sleepwalking into war raising concerns about
putting up more borders, putting up walls, shutting down global communication and concerns that many world leaders have as it relates to the campaign that president trump ran on and articulated as his foreign policy. today he's going to try to broaden that out and talk about what now as president he sees as a need for particularly china and particularly russia though he may not call them out by name to stand with the united nations to stand with the united states to counter this global threat. >> all right. margaret brennan, thank you. the president of brazil just finished speaking. we'll bring president trump's remarks live. we'll bring in john dickerson moderator of "face the nation." we covered these before. how do you expect president trump's address to be different? >> well, it certainly he was critical, very critical of the u.n. as a candidate.
he's sketched out an america first proposals in his presidency so far but he's used the u.n., this collective organization often in his presidency to increase sanctions on north korea and has boasted about what the u.s. has been able to do using the u.n. so he comes there both to lay out new terms but also as someone who has relied on the u.n. in dealing with north korea. i think what's important to watch here what he says to the north korean leader and what he says to china in his remarks. as opposed to generalities he can use his remarks in specific to speak to those two incidents and here's the president now. >> on behalf of the general assembly i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency donald trump, president of the united states of america and to invite him to address the assembly.
>> mr. secretary-general, mr. president, world leaders and distinguished delegates, welcome to new york. it is a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the american people to address the people of the world. as millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, i want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. the american people are strong and resilient and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before. fortunately, the united states has done very well since
election day last november 8th. the stock market is at an all-time high, a record. unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years and because of our regulatory and other reform, we have more people working in the united states today than ever before. companies are moving back. creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time, and it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense, our military will soon be the str g strongest it has ever been. for more than 70 years in types of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements and religions
have stood before this assembly, like them, i intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today, but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed. we live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve. but each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet, rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.
authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since world war ii. international criminal networks, traffic drugs, weapons, people, force dislocation and mass migration, threaten our borders and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens. to put it simply, we meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril. it is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. we have it in our power should we so choose to lift millions
from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred and fear. this institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars, to help shape this better future, it was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security and promote their prosperity. it was in the same period exactly 70 years ago that the united states developed the marshall plan to help restore europe. those three beautiful pillars, they're pillars of peace, sovereignty, security and prosperity. the marshall plan was built on
the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent and free. as president truman said in his message to congress at that time, our support of european recovery is in full accord with our support of the united nations, the success of the united nations depends upon the independent strength of its members. to overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past, our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity and peace for themselves and for the world. we do not expect diverse
countries to share the same cultures, traditions or even systems of government, but we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties, to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. this is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is the foundation for cooperation and success. strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures and different dreams not just co-exist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect. strong sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny and strong, sovereign nations allow individuals to
flourish in the fullness of the life intended by god. in america we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. this week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. we are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved constitution, the oldest constitution still in use in the world today. this timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity and freedom for the americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity and the rule of law. the greatest in the united
states constitution is its first three beautiful words, they are, we, the people. generations of americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country and of our great history. in america the people govern. the people rule and the people are sovereign. i was elected not to take power but to give power to the american people where it belongs. in foreign affairs we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty, our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens. to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights and to defend their values. as president of the united states, i will always put
america first. just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first. [ applause ] all responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens and the nation tate remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition. but making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people. the united states will forever be a great friend to the world and especially to its allies but we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a one-sided deal where the united
states gets nothing in return. as long as i hold this office, i will defend america's interests above all else. but in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realize that it's in everyone's interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous and secure. america does more than speak for the values expressed in the united nations charter. our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. america's devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and ago feistsacrificed from th
of europe to the deserts of the middle east to the jungle of the asia. it is an eternal credit to the american character that even after we and our allies emerge victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security and prosperity for all. for the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. we want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. we are guided by outcomes, not ideology. we have a policy of principled realism rooted in shared goals, interests and values. that realism forces us to
confront a question facing every leader and nation in this room, it is a question we cannot escape or avoid. we will slide down the path of complacency numb to the challenges, threats and even wars we face or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow? if we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history then we must fulfill our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. we must protect our nations, their interests and their futures. we must reject threats to sovereignty from the ukraine to the south china sea.
we must uphold respect for law, respect for borders and respect for culture and the peaceful engagement these allow. and just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror. the scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the united nations is based. they respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries. if the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. when decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only
gather power and strength. no one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in north korea. it is responsnsible for the starvation deaths of millions of north koreans and for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more. we were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent american college student otto warmbier was returned to america only to die a few days later. we saw it in the assassination of the dictator's brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. we know it kidnapped a sweet,
13-year-old japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for north korea's spies. if this is not twisted enough, now north korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. it is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperials the world with nuclear conflict. no nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. the united states has great strength and patience. but if it is forced to defend itself for its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea.
rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able but hopefully this will not be necessary. that's what the united nations is all about. that's what the united nations is for, let's see how they do. it is time for north korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. the united nations security council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against north korea and i want to thank china and russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security council. thank you to all involved.
but we must do much more. it is time for all nations to work together to isolate the kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior. we face this decision not only in north korea, it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to america, destruction to israel and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. the iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. it has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and
chaos. the longest suffering victims of iran's leaders are, in fact its own people. rather than use its resources to improve iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent muslims and attack their peaceful arab and israeli neighbors. this wealth which rightly belongs to iran's people also goes to shore up bashar al assad's dictatorship, fuel yemen civil war and undermine peace throughout the entire middle east. we cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the
eventualeventual construction of a nuclear program. [ applause ] the iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the united states has ever entered into. frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the united states and i don't think you've heard the last of it. believe me. it is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction. it is time for the regime to free all americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. and above all iran's government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people and respect the sovereign rights of
its neighbors. the entire world understands that the good people of iran want change and other than the vast military power of the united states, that iran's people are what their leaders fear the most. this is what causes the regime to restrict internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters and imprison political reformists. oppressive regimes cannot endure forever and the day will come when the people will face a choice, will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed and terror, or will the iranian people return to the nation's proud roots as a center of civilization, culture and wealth where their people can be happy
and prosperous once again. the iranian regime's support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its financing. in saudi arabia early last year, i was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 arab and muslim nations. we agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the islamic extremism that inspires them. we will stop radical islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world. we must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding and any form of support for their vile
and sinister ideology. we must drive them out of our nations. it is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al qaeda, hezbollah, the taliban and others that slaughter innocent people. the united states and our allies are working together throughout the middle east to crush the loser terrorists and stop the re-emergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people. last month i announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in afghanistan. from now on our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military operations, not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up
by politicians. i have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the taliban and other terrorist groups. in syria and iraq we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of isis. in fact, our country has achieved more against isis in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined. we seek the de-escalation of the syrian conflict and a political solution that honors the will of the syrian people. the actions of the criminal regime of bashar al assad including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens, even innocent children, shock the conscience of every decent person.
no society could be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. that is why the united states carried out a missile strike on the air base that launched the attack. we appreciate the efforts of the united nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from isis and we especially thank jordan, turkey and lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the syrian conflict. the united states is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. we seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated
people and which enables their eventual return to their home countries to be part of the rebuilding process. for the cost of resettling one refugee in the united states, we can assist more than ten in their home region. out of the goodness of our hearts, we are offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region and we support recent agreements of the g20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. this is the safe, responsible and humanitarian approach. for decades the united states has dealt with migration challenges here in the western hemisphere. we have learned that over the long term uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving
countries. for the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform. and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms. for the receiving countries, the substantial cost of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government. i want to salute the work of the united nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their homes. the united nations and african union led peacekeeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilizing conflicts in africa. the united states continues to
lead the world in humanitarian assistance including famine prevention and releef in south sudan, nigeria and yemen. we have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like pepfar which funds aids relief, the president's malaria initiative, the global health security agenda, the global fund to end modern slavery and the woman entrepreneurs finance initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe. we also thank -- [ applause ] we also thank the secretary-general for recognizing that the united
nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security and prosperity. too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process, in some cases states that seek to subvert this institution's noble ends have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. for example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the united nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the u.n. human rights council. the united states is 1 out of 193 countries in the united nations and yet we pay 22% of the entire budget and more.
in fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. the united states bears an unfair cost burden but to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it. major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell, but the powerful people in this room under the guidance and auspices of the united nations can solve many of these vicious and complex problems. the american people hope that one day soon the united nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world. in the meantime, we believe that
no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden militarily or financially. nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own regions. that is why in the western hemisphere the united states has stood against the corrupt destabilizing regime in cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the cuban people to live in freedom. my administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms. we have also imposed tough calibrated sanctions on the socialist madura regime in venezuela which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse. the socialist dictatorship of
nicolas maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. this corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. to make matters worse, madura has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule. the venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. their democratic institutions are being destroyed. this situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch as a responsible neighbor and friend. we and all others have a goal.
that goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country and restore their democracy. i would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the venezuelan people. the united states has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. we are prepared to take further action if the government of venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the venezuelan people. we are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the latin-american countries gathered here today. our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbors.
i ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. we call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in venezuela. [ applause ] the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly immrenlted but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. [ applause ] from the soviet union to cuba to venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.
those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. america stands with every person living under a brutal regime. our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. all people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being including their prosperity. in america we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal. for too long the american people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals unaccountable international tribunals and powerful global bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success.
but as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. oth others gamed the system and broke the rules. and our great middle class once the bedrock of american prosperity was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more and they will never be forgotten again. while america will pursue cooperation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government, the duty of our citizens. this bond is the source of america's strength and that of every responsible nation represented here today. if this organization is to have
any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend as president truman said some 70 years ago on the independent strength of its members. if we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign and independent nations. nations that are rooted in the histories and invested in their destinies. nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries their fellow citizens and for all that is best in the human spirit.
in remembering the great victory that led to that body's unding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil, also fought for the nations that they loved, patriotism led the polls to die to save poland. the french to fight for a free france and the brits to stand strong for britain. today if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts and our minds and our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us. we cannot wait for someone else. for far away countries or far off bureaucracies, we can't do it. we must solve our problems to build our prosperity, to secure our future or we will build
vulnerable to decay domination and defeat. the true question for the united nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children is a basic one, are we still patriots? do we love our nations enough to protect their sovereignty and to take ownership of their futures? do we revere them enough to defend their interests, preserve their cultures and ensure a peaceful world for their citizens? one of the greatest american patriots, john adams wrote that the american revolution was effected before the war commenced. the revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people. that was the moment when america awoke, when we looked around and
understood that we were a nation. we realized who we were, what we valued and what we would give our lives to defend. from its very first moments, the american story is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future. the united states of america has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security and prosperity for all. now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations. for the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people and their patriotism. history is asking us whether we are up to the task. our answer will be a renewal of
will, a rediscovery of resolve and a rebirth of devotion. we need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself. our hope is a word and world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all, a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth. this is the true vision of the united nations. the ancient wish of every people and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul. so, let this be our mission and let this be our message to the
world, we will fight together, sacrifice together and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity and for the almighty god who made us all, thank you. god bless you. god bless the nations of the world and god bless the united states of america. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> president trump completing his first speech at the united nations. signaling out his definition of america first that included security, sovereignty and prosperity and also singling out those enemies that threaten peace particularly north korea and iran. we go to john dicker son for his analysis of what he saw and heard this morning. jon bon jovi. >> well, charlie, this was a
speech in which the president tried to sketch a world view and then address some urgent business that's before him on the question of world view as you outlined it exactly right he was making an argument for sovereignty and putting the u.s. position his position america first in the context of what he sees as a global order in which everyone is trying to protect their sovereignty. the challenge, of course, is that then he in the speech singled out various nations from venezuela to cuba to even russia and china and, of course, north korea, well, all of those countries would argue what they are doing that he dislikes is protecting their own sovereignty so while he was so, in fact, he was making both a case for action against those countries but giving them or we meeting much of the arguments they use to defend themselves. on the specific business for him. it was interesting to put the burden for dealing with north korea, he said, of course, the united states could totally destroy north korea but then he said to avoid that it was up to the united nations. he did not as he has usually been doing put all of the onus
on china, in fact, in that context he thanked china and russia for their help with north korea. he also focused of course on iran and sounded very much like a man who is going to withdraw from the u.n. -- excuse me, from that agreement to end iran's nuclear program, he's got till the 15th of october to certify that they're keeping with it. but he said the deal was an embarrassment to the united states and certainly didn't sound like he was going to stick with it. >> listen, john, he described the president of north korea as the rocket man who is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime. how do you think those words will be received by president kim jong-un? >> well, it's hard to know in a sense you could say, well, he's trying to belittle him by using that nickname. on the other hand, for the north korean leader to be defined by his weapons, if you see those weapons and he sees them as a sign of national greatness to be associated with that program that he sees so central to
protecting that nation, its sovereignty and the president said that the u.n. question every nation had to ask of itself was are we patriots? well, the north korean leader would think he's being a patriot by building this nuclear weapons program so in that sense you could imagine this is quite a compliment to the north korean leader. >> there was no reaction from the u.n. ambassador from north korea. i was very curious. i was wondering what might he be thinking at that moment. his face showed no emotion whatsoever. >> well, i think they're all -- they're used to that. they've learned to stay silent in the cutaway shot. >> john, interesting the president who has been known to criticize the united nations also said, look, we pay 22% of the united nations budget. but if it lived up to its principles it would be an investment well worth it >> that's right and there were a number of instances in which he thanked the united nations and praised the united nations for the work it was doing for example, with refugees, of course, a supporter of the united nations would point out
th they argue on climate change that would mitigate the refugee problem and that's obviously an issue where the u.n. and the president have a very different view of things but there were definitely pockets where the president both complimented the u.n. in what he was doing and then, of course, tried to tie its strong history to the united states. which also is certainly different than what we heard from him during the campaign. >> john dickerson, thank you very much. our coverage continues throughout the day on this cbs station and our 24 hour streaming network. we'll have a full wrap-up tonight on "the cbs evening news." many of you will return now to regular programming. >> this has been a cbs news special report. >> for news 24 hours a day, go to cbs news.com. we'll take you back to the united nations for more on the
president's speech coming up. but we also are watching atlantic hurricane on the president speech coming up. we are watching to atlantic hurricanes that could affect millions of americans. hurricane jose is moving north toward long island and cape cod. but hurricane maria is in the caribbean and it is a far greater threat. >> it is expanding the caribbean with a powerful category five storm. islands including the u.s. virgin islands, puerto rico and st. croix could have a direct hit. those in the path of the storm have to evacuate otherwise you are going to die. we were in san juan where the maria's first -- where maria's first impact is expected. >> this is catastrophic in every way. this is the national weather service here in san juan as maria barrels toward this u.s. territory. last night it was dominica. a category five storm making landfall the night. the prime minister made this
urgent post on facebook saying his house was flooding and his roof had been ripped off. communication has been cut off to the island. now we are getting reports of widespread devastation this morning. as maria made landfall you could see the powerful and packed from the islands of guadalupe which sits north of dominica. the winds pounded several small countries recently devastated by her mother. streets are already flooding. the air showed the scope of what irma did here. things litter the island and they could turn into dangerous projectiles. dana neil and her two-year-old son stuck around during hurricane irma. but now she is getting out. going to visit her sister in
new jersey. she plans to come back and rebuild the island after it is done. >> why did you want to go? >> it is our home. we need to be there to help people.>> schools are now shelters for those unable or unwilling to evacuate. all critically ill patients are being airlifted out and those staying behind are being warned. >> you can expect no ems, fire, or police. we believe the road is going to wash out. if it washes out there's nothing we can do. >> in puerto rico those are getting ready for a direct hit for maria. md out grocery stores and waiting in long lines to fill up gas tanks. >> there are 500 shelters on the island of puerto rico the can house 143,000 people if needed. last night, with this category storm, it made landfall it was only the second time a cat five hurricane has made landfall on
the same year. the last time, irma. there was a vigil last night for scott shields. -- he was an lgbt leader on campus. police now say it was scholz who called 911 to report a armed and separate -- a suspicious person. they repeatedly told him to drop the knife before they fired. please find three suicide notes where he lived. with 500 people or so surrounded they were a smaller violent group determined to send a message of their own.>> the night began peacefully as hundreds gathered to light candles and grieve for scott.
but that remembrance descended into chaos. anti-police protesters disrupted the vigil. they began screaming at officers. a smoke bomb was launched into a police car. it started flames that engulfed the vehicle and set off ammunition in the car. >> i don't know how many kids there were. it was really loud. >> a georgia tech a junior witnessed the violence. >> it was definitely a strange night. >> in a statement, scott's parents urged peace saying that they respect those who wish to voice opposition to what they feel was an unnecessary use of force. bill scholz is scott's father. >> if police had chosen to use nonlethal force. i've seen videos of them doing that to mentally disturbed people before. why shoot? >> and that is the question. >> exactly.
why shoot? >> to georgia tech police officers have been hurt. three people were arrested and one of those is a georgia tech student. silicon valley's culture is designed to keep out people who are not white men. we will be having that activist join us with her new book about her personal story about gender discrimination.
have released surveillance video of a suspect in a star wars mask.. robbing a good morning. it is 7:56 am. belmont police have released surveillance video of the suspect in a star wars mask robbing a donut shop. it happened yesterday morning. you can see they cashier handing him cash. he got away. the debate on arming semper cisco police with tasers is raging on. there holding a community meeting and asking the public to weigh in on the issue. it is at 6 pm at city college of san francisco. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
up for those headed in the northbound direction. a crash near willow road is blocking at least one lane. a 22 minute ride from highway 84. heading to san francisco, this is 101 near vermont, you can see a 13 minute ride in the south back -- southbound direction. and the bay bridge toll plaza is close off. look at this transit minute -- america pattern here a clear sky. it looks like it will stay this way for most of your morning. we are seeing some windy conditions, and they winds are starting to pick up. the rain there, eureka is ready, and washington is getting the brunt of the storm. but is a chance that it could work into our area by tomorrow morning. also today a hazard has been issued through thursday. be careful if you are heading to the beaches because those rip currents could get you.
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, september 19th. 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump slams north korea in his first speech to the united nations. he threatens to, quote, totally destroy the country if it threatens the united states. plus, "forbes" magazine turns 100, how is it looking at the future with the word's greatest business minds? but first here is today's eye opener at 8. >> president trump just arrived at the united nations. the white house says his speech will lay out his america first view. >> the president is likely to highlight countries like north korea and iran that he says are the greatest threat. when he takes this podium, he's doing so at a time of intense diplomatic pressure and tension.
>> he's used the u.n., this collective organization often in his presidency to increase sanctions on north korea. >> on behalf of the general assembly i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency donald trump. >> the united states has great strength and patience. but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able but hopefully this will not be necessary. that's what the united nations is for. let's see how they do. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president trump unleashed a blistering verbal attack on north korea, iran and venezuela. and he challenged the united
nations to confront what he called rogue regimes. >> he did not mince words. the first speech laid out his idea of an american first foreign policy. he railed against unfair trade agreements and told other countries to do their fair share. but his chief target was north korea. >> he called its leader rocket man and threatened to destroy the country to protect the u.s. margaret brennan is at the u.n. where the president's speech ended minutes ago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. at an institution that was built