tv The Daily Rundown MSNBC January 19, 2011 9:00am-10:00am EST
>> thank you. >> you've got a show to do. thanks for coming here before. >> you're very good when you're in for me. not as good as me, but very good. >> big shoes t fill and shoes with high heels. >> and the dress. >> yeah, you love it. >> thanks, willie. >> william, if it's way too early, what time is it? >> it's "morning joe." stick around for the "daily rundown" with chuck and savannah. high ceremony, high stakes. live this hour, the president welcomes chinese president hu jintao to the white house. on the hill, health care debate take two. the outcome of today's vote is certain but who will win the rhetorical battle. plus a gas main explosion in philadelphia sent a 50-foot fire ball into the sky. we'll get the latest. good morning, everyone, it's wednesday, january 19th, 2011. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm chuck todd. let's get to the rundown and dominating today, savannah, is
china. we'll begin at the white house. president obama will be welcoming the chinese president hu at this hour. >> it's part of a four-day state visit packed with protocol but also fraught with diplomatic challenges from economic concerns to stark differences over trade, human rights, national security. the arrival ceremony at the white house is set to begin at any minute. there you see the crowds gathered on the south lawn of the white house. we expect president hu's car to arrive any moment now, will pull up there and there will be introductions, formal introductions from the chief of protocol to the president and the first lady. >> you know what, let's get secretary of state hillary clinton was on the "today" show this morning setting up the expectations for what to -- for today. here's what she had to say. >> we have to chart a steady course and stay on it and never forget that we stand for american interests and american values. they stand for chinese interests
and chinese values. we don't want a zero sum relationship, we want to look for as many win-win opportunities as we can, because this relationship is going to in many ways determine the peace and stability and prosperity of the 21st century. >> all right. savannah, here's hillary clinton. they're not an adversary, they're not an ally, it's a relationship and a complicated one. >> absolutely. sometimes rivals, potentially partners, obviously a huge source potentially in terms of exports from the u.s. to china. economic opportunities there. but a big part of this trip will be about u.s. businesses and their complaints about doing business in china and the president is being asked by u.s. business leaders to go in there, talk tough and say, china, you've got to change your ways if you want to be a reciprocal opportunities here.
>> this entire visit is simply the president trying to help out the american business community have a better relationship with the chinese government. >> i think it's broader than that actually because china is driving the comeback out of the global recession. china is leading the world right now. and if china stumbles or if we don't manage this relationship, the global economy will collapse once again. so we need china. china needs us. they need us to buy their goods so they don't want us to slip back into recession, but we are rivals and adversaries economically as well as partners. we are stuck in almost a scorpion relationship. >> and let's set the scene and take a step back with the advantage of history. some analysts will tell you this is the most important visit by a chinese leader to this country in decades. why? >> i think it is. i was there when the last state
visit was held there on the lawn. you felt the important of it then, but we were not in this kind of global economic crisis. so there's always been a strategic reliance and requirement, but right now you could argue nothing is more important to the united states than the economy and to the world. and china is leading this global recovery. >> can we talk quickly about the politics of distrust here? not just here in the united states. we saw the demonization of china on the campaign trail both by democrats and republicans. it was almost bipartisan. but there's also this distrust in china over what the u.s. government's motivations are here. are we trying to keep china in a box. that is something that hu is trying to manage and struggling with. >> he is trying to manage it but there are big questions about whether hu is really in charge. and the fact is that the chinese military now seems to be more dominant than the political
civilian leadership and hu himself as party leader doesn't hold the same sway -- >> as we watch this arrival ceremony begin on the south lawn of the white house, we want to mention we're also joined by nbc's long-time pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski as well as cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. mik, as we watch this pomp and circumstance on the south lawn of the white house, i'll pick up where andrea left off on this issue of who's in charge. of course defense secretary gates was just there in china and had a bit of a surprise when the military tested a stealth fighter jet, apparently unbeknownst to president hu himself. >> they acknowledged president hu was unaware apparently when the chinese military, the people's liberation army, decided to hold a test flight of
their new stealth fighter while secretary gates was there. quite an embarrassment for the secretary and apparently president hu. senior pentagon and military officials say that this is not an indication that the military is overstepping its authority in any sense. they say there are some tensions between the civilian and military leadership to the point where some military leadership has even gone public with their concerns about the lack of aggressiveness in some cases on the part of the civilian leadership, but that long-term concerns but no alarm whatsoever from the officials here at the pentagon and the military. the most immediate concern for the people here is setting up direct military-to-military communications again between the u.s. and china, sort of a modern day hotline, to avoid any misunderstandings that could lead to a wider confrontation. not a war, of course, but a wider confrontation in the short term between china and u.s.
military forces. >> all right, thank you, jim miklaszewski. we'll check back in with you constantly this half hour. but right now you see president obama and the first lady waiting for the arrival of president hu. his car will be pulling up any second and then you will hear some introductions from the chief of protocol. we'll listen in here for a minute. there's the car pulling up now with president hu in there. the first state visit since 1995, is that correct? >> '97. >> '97.
>> that's why we have you here, andrea. >> october 29th, 1997. >> but who's keeping track. >> what time did it start? >> 9:01. >> both president obama and president hu will be making short remarks at this one. there will be a joint press conference today where you'll hear some real business. >> and apparently the white house insisted that the chinese president take part in this news conference, something he doesn't do a ton of back home and didn't do when the president visited back in 2009. as we see the two presidents walk, they'll be further introductions. we'll await their live remarks. as we watch this unfold, let's bring in two experts on the economic aspects of this visit. steve pearlstein, a financial columnist for the "washington post" and steve liesman is here as well. the two steves as we like to call it. steve, my first question to you
is we all know about the currency fight, but it seems like there's also been a shift to what many big businesses trying to do business in china are complaining about, theft of intellectual property, for example, needing more access to chinese markets. what's on the bill of particulars, the grievances, that american businesses have? >> well, in addition to the ones that you mentioned, the currency and theft of intellectual property, companies that are wanting to do business in china are forced to make joint ventures with chinese companies if they want to do business there. this is a long standing practice, but the assumption was it would go away and it hasn't gone away. in fact it's become more of a common practice. so you have to do 50-50 or 51-49 joint ventures with often a state-owned company. >> steve, let us stop you there. we'll take a listen to the
i want to bring in john harwood here. john, talk about the meet and greet that president obama is hosting with ceos and the chinese president later this afternoon. >> chuck, i think what the administration is hoping to do is by putting some of these ceos, steve balmer of microsoft, lloyd blankfein of goldman sachs, jeff emmel of our parent company, general electric, they're going to help drama ties the complaints of american business in a way that american politicians can't do on their
own. it has more credibility when they say, hey, you've got to protect our intellectual property, you've got to stop favoring domestic manufacturers, you've got to let us compete and offer financial services in a way that you haven't done that. so in that way the administration is trying to fulfill the market opening function of this relationship while also working on the currency issues that you guys have talked about over the last few minutes. >> john, as we watch the two presidents in the review of troops, steve, one thing we've heard is trying to downplay this perception that china essentially owns the united states and that the united states is in danger of becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of china. what are the metrics and what's the truth about how important china is in terms of its financial relationship to the u.s.? >> well, it's very important, and i think a lot of people
concentrate or just one part of the equation and that's the trillions of u.s. bonds that china owns, of u.s. bonds that china owns. but why does china own those bonds? because they have a constant flow of dollars back into their economy. the reason is because they sell a lot of what they make in the united states or sell it for dollars. so as long as that remains the case, as long as the united states remains a major customer of china, and china does not let its currency appreciate, they will amass these reserves. it's definitely a two-way relationship. i think for political reasons you see one side seizing on one side of the ledger or the other but i think the obama administration has a reasonable point, that china needs us about as much as we need them. >> steve liesman, i know you have to go soon so i want you to try to answer this question. we were told yesterday by some officials that china has an inflation problem, and while they're trying to control their currency, they're struggling actually to find the right
balance there and no matter what happens, this is going to long term benefit the american dollar. explain. >> well, here's the thing. you can think of china as the 51st state, at least when it comes to monetary policy. china has pegged its currency to the u.s. dollar. that means whatever monetary policy the u.s. federal reserve comes up with, china has to accept that. what kind of policy does the federal reserve have? an inflationary policy. one that's trying to inflate and cause growth in the u.s. economy. because of the peg to the dollar, they have to accept our policy, which is causing -- one reason it's causing inflation in their country. so what's happening is china has to control their currency. i have one question for you, chuck. why has it been 13 years since there's been a state dinner for china, if that's all it takes, why didn't we give the guy a dipper years ago? >> didn't that happen about last june? as we watch these pictures, quite extraordinary to see the two presidents greeting some of
the onlookers who have gathered on the south lawn of the white house. these are live pictures. let's turn to andrea mitchell and talk about some of the public diplomacy here. china has this full advertisement in times square. it seems that china knows it has something of an image here problem here u.s. >> they have got this big billboard, advertisements all over cable tv, their basketball superstar, yao ming, you know, they are trying to reach out in a sort of clumsy awkward way to the american public. they know that they are relying on american consumers to buy their goods. at the same time there is a lot of reaction against china, there's a lot of resentment and that is the only explanation i can figure out as to why the speaker of the house, john boehner, would snub the invitation to the state dinner. state dinners and diplomacies have a lot to do with the business of government-to-government
exchanges. as steve just pointed out, the last state dinner was a lunch, because george bush wanted to punish president hu for human rights abuses. >> speaking of human rights abuses, yesterday it was fascinating to watch the white house struggle to explain why china is worthy of a state dinner. why giving them that platform, even if it's symbolic, why give them that platform, considering all of the problems that the american government brings up all the time as far as human rights are concerned. >> as they're about to speak, we could just say the budget deficit, our reliance on them for north korea. >> the economy first. >> iran sanctions. the economy, it's all about jobs. >> we just saw some glad handing by the two presidents but on the other side of the pwhite house, there are protests, tibetans and a rally happening at the same time. later we'll have a coalition of the chinese tibetan and
taiwanese human rights group about 1 cho:00, the same time oe press conference. >> and a protester was on the south grounds when the president was here and in fact shouted out -- it was president hu's last visit shouted out. >> one of the many gaffes that happened during that last visit by president hu. apparently this protester was able to obtain press credentials and was right there. i know as i did my live shot for "nightly news" and the president was about to come across from blair house, i could hear the protesters. >> and they were already out there this morning when i went in there. you know what's already there? a huge contingent of the chinese press corps. >> very aggressively. >> and they're a very aggressive press corps. >> the other quick fact, the last time president hu was here, they announced the name of his country incorrectly with the great rival, taiwan was instead the name that was announced by the official loudspeaker, you
know, the voice -- >> did they play the wrong anthem too? >> they didn't play the wrong anthem but they announced the wrong country. >> not a good one here. and they have been working very hard to make sure there's as few gaffes as possible, but it has been a tricky balance on the human rights front. so, for instance, nancy pelosi, you say john boehner is not going, nancy pelosi is going to the state dinner which may raise some eyebrows because she's very outspoken in her criticism of this chinese government. >> but i think she understands that this is part of diplomacy. a lot of work gets done at these events and that's why they gave him his very private dinner. >> like the real work got done maybe last night. >> it was just the secretary of state, the president, president hu and the national security adviser. let's turn to john harwood. john, you've obviously watched this relationship between the two countries and a lot has been made of the fact that it seems the administration has changed its tact with the chinese. a lot of people are saying that
they have gotten real and are getting a little bit tougher with china. what's your take on that? >> well, i think the administration has adopted a policy, savannah, of trying to apply steady pressure to the chinese, not focused, as the national security adviser said in a briefing before this visit, not focusing on deliverables at one particular meeting but trying to get stuff done over the long run. it's not easy. china is a growing power. they're going to take policy steps at their own pace as the united states is. but what the administration is hoping to do is that with the steady application of dplemacip, this is the eighth time president hu and president obama have met face to face, that they're going to get results over the long run. >> steve pearlstein, i want you to compare the fear of china and china's growth -- actually i have to stop. we're going to hear from president obama. >> president hu, members of the
chinese delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, welcome to the white house. and on behalf of the american people, welcome to the united states. three decades ago on a january day like this, another american president stood here and welcomed another chinese leader for the historic normalization of relations between the united states and the people's republic of china. on that day, he spoke of the great possibilities of cooperation between our two nations.
at a time when some doubt the benefits of cooperation between the united states and china, this visit is also a chance to demonstrate a simple truth. we have an enormous stake in each other's success. in an interconnected world, in a global economy, nations, including our own, will be more prosperous and more secure when we work together.
the united states welcomes china's rise as a strong, prosperous and successful member of the community of nations. indeed china's success has brought with it economic benefits for our people as well as yours and the cooperation on a range of issues has helped advance stability in the asia pacific and in the world.
we also know this. history shows that societies are more harmonious, nations are more successful and the world is more just when the rights and responsibilities of all nations and all people are upheld. including the universal rights of every human being. mr. president, we can learn from our people. chinese and american students
and educators, business people, tourists, researchers and scientists, including chinese americans who are here today, they work together and make progress together every single day. they know that even as our nations compete in some areas, we can cooperate in so many others in a spirit of mutual respect for our mutual benefit.
>> translator: mr. president, mrs. obama, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, it gives me great pleasure to come to washington and pay a state visit to the united states at the beginning of the new year at the invitation of president obama. at this point in time, let me extend on behalf of the 1.3 billion chinese people sincere greetings and best wishes to the people of the united states.
>> translator: over the past 32 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the china/u.s. relationship has grown into one with strategic significance and global influence. since president obama took office with concerted efforts of the two sides, our cooperation in various fields has produced fruitful results and our relations have achieved new progress. this has brought a real benefit to our two peoples and contributed greatly to world peace and the development.
[ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, the people of both china and the united states want to see further progress in our relations and people around the globe want to see greater prosperity in the world. under the new circumstances and in the face of new challenges, china and the united states share broad, common interests and important common responsibilities. we should adopt a long-term
perspective, seek common ground while reserving differences and work together to achieve sustain, sound and steady development of our relations. i hope that through this visit our two countries will advance the positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship and open a new chapter in our cooperation as partners. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: our cooperation as partners should be based on mutual respect. we live in an increasingly diverse and colorful world. china and the united states
should respect each other's choice of development path and each other's core interests. we should deepen mutual understanding through communication, increase mutual trust through dialogue and expand common ground through exchanges. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: our cooperation as partners should be based on mutual benefit. china's future and destiny are increasingly tied to those of the world. china/u.s. relations have become closer. our two countries should seek to learn from each other through exchanges and achieve win-win
progress through cooperation. this is the right approach for us to develop our relations. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: our cooperation as partners should be based on joint efforts to meet challenges. china and the united states should step up communication and coordination in international affairs, work together to counter the global challenges and make a greater contribution to world peace and the development. [ speaking in foreign language ]
>> translator: our cooperation as partners should be based on the extensive involvement of the people. the chinese and american people cherish deep friendship towards each other and they fought side by side at defining moments in history when the future and the destiny of mankind were at stake. the two peoples should expand exchanges and enhance friendship. this will offer an inexhaustible driving force for the growth of our relations. [ speaking in foreign language ]
>> translator: ladies and gentlemen, our world today is undergoing major development, major changes and major adjustments to pursue peace, development and cooperation is the irresistible trend of our time. let us seize the opportunity to forge ahead, hand in hand, and work together to enhance cooperation as partners, and let us work with all other countries to build a harmonious world of lasting peace and common prosperity. thank you once again, mr. president, for your warm welcome. [ applause ]
>> we heard there from both president obama and president hu. president obama with only the very most subtle tactful hit, i guess you could say, on china about human rights. he said the world would be made just for universal rights. you heard the chinese president talk about that he's coming here to figure out how to build more trust and cooperation. andrea mitchell, there's that key word, "trust." that does seem to be the constant buzz word whenever you hear about china and the united states getting together isn. >> and in fact there has been a lack of trust. there has been a rejection of a visit by robert gates. finally when he did visit there was the awkwardness jim miklaszewski referred to earlier where president hu apparently did not know what his own military was doing. so there's not a question of there being a threat or some adversarial relationship, but there is a question whether we can work together and whether they are doing enough on north
korea and other big issues and whether we can trust each other economically. that's what needs to happen. >> and on the economic front, let's turn to steve pearlstein. my question is is the int interdependence of these two countries and the importance of u.s. to china as well as china to the u.s. >> that's right. we have a huge not only trade relationship with china, but through china with the rest of asia. china is the sort of funnel by which a lot of products are finally assembled and sent to the united states. so china is important for all sorts of reasons. and they also have, as steve mentioned, $3 trillion in treasury bills and other financial instruments. and what we need to do is to get them to use some of that $3 trillion to buy stuff that we make or to invest in the united states the way japan did during
its big growth period. >> that hasn't happened with china. steve pearlstein, i'm glad you brought up japan because i want to ask you a quick, comparative question. in the '80s politically you had people on the left and the right fearing the rise of japan. now you're seeing in the political grassroots fear of china. compare the two. >> well, first of all, we had a tiny island that's done a lot with very little natural resources. that's japan. and we have this huge country with more than a billion people and lots of natural resources, so there's a huge difference in terms of the sort of political and military difference, and also the economic difference. it's a huge market. japan, no one ever considered japan outside of perhaps some capital equipment a huge consumer market, but every consumer product company considers chien@bna as the big
enchilada. in fact china is much more open to foreign companies coming in, foreign people coming in, foreign products coming in. japan, even to this day, keeps things out. on the other hand, japan made a big move, as i was saying before, to invest in the united states. they may hondas here, they make toyotas here. they have invested here to create jobs. china so far has not done that. the reason china hasn't done that is because china is still at the beginning phase of a long development process by which it's giving its own people higher skill jobs. until they get farther along in that, they're going to be reluctant to invest for production in the united states. >> all right, steven pearlstein, thank you very much. as we wrap up our live coverage, our thanks to andrea mitchell, jim miklaszewski, steve liesman who had to go but thanks very much. great to have your insights and perspectives as we watch this arrival ceremony for president hu. coming up, former vice
president dick cheney continues to go on the record about his rumors that his daughter, liz, could follow in his political footsteps. but first, the white house soup of the day, they'll be serving potato and leek today. >> wait a minute, no egg drop? hot and sour soup? wonton soup? come on, guys. >> i wondered if chuck was going to go there on the soup issue. >> chinese soups are some of my favorite things. >> it's fine. president hu is eating at the state department today. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. [ male announcer ] in the event of a collision, the smartest thing you could do is cut the fuel supply... ♪ ...unlock the doors, and turn on the hazard lights. or better yet, get a car that automatically does it for you. ♪ ♪
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well, there's been some big retirements on capitol hill. two of the senate's more familiar faces say this term will be their last. we told you yesterday morning about the news of north dakota democratic senator kent conrad. this morning, it looks like connecticut independent/democratic caucus goer, joe lieberman, will be announcing his retirement also in 2012. >> let's check in with kelly
o'donnell, nbc news capitol hill corporate on these retirements and also the big health care vote today. >> reporter: well, it really is a changing of the guard here. some of the most experienced and certainly the biggest voices we've seen are making a change in their own plans. joe lieberman, of course, was the vp nominee in 2000 on the ticket with al gore. had that unusual race in 2006 where he lost his own democratic primary. ran as an independent. then 2008 really irked his party by backing john mccain over barack obama. in some ways he's been a man in political exile. looking at all of that, aides tell us that he has decided today he will say there is a time to every season and his time is to move on at the end of his term. and of course liberals really have joe lieberman to give much of the credit to the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. he really shepherded that and managed to along with some others to really get that to happen. so it is an important thing to note when someone of his
national stature decides to step aside. kent conrad, he presents a bigger opportunity for republicans because north dakota could be a better chance for them to pick up a seat in 2012. certainly democrats feel confident they can hold the more blue connecticut. and of course a lot of the attention around here has been on the house side and the comings and goings about health care reform. can it be repealed? well, house republicans say they can get it through today, but as you know, after a vote in the house, it would stall in the senate. but this is an important marker for republicans who are trying to deliver on a campaign promise. they say their voters sent them to washington to try to make at least changes to the health care reform law. chuck, savannah. >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill watching it all. >> fun little fact about joe lieberman's retirement. it will mean that only the state of iowa has both of their senators that have been serving since the '80s. every single other state has at least one senator serving 1990 or later. >> the young senate.
>> it's actually, for the senate, this is turnover and this is a youth movement. by the way, joe lieberman now, talk about a wild card as a voting member of the senate before? now he's not running for re-election. >> totally liberated. >> yeah. we'll see what happens there. now to our exclusive behind-the-scenes look at vice president cheney's life after the white house. the man nicknamed by some critics as darth vader now spends time at his home writing his memoirs with the help of his daughter, liz. >> in an exclusive interview that jamie had, she asked if cheney would support his daughter following in his footsteps in running for political office. he's what he had to say. >> she's got to decide, obviously, it's her call whether or not she wants to do it. but i'd be very pleased if she decided she wanted to try it. i would help her or stay away, whatever helps most. but, no, i -- if she decides to do it, i would enthusiastically
support her. >> jamie, national correspondent for nbc's "today" show. she joins us now. and we're hearing if it's wyoming or virginia, feels like wyoming, doesn't it? >> i think it's going to be a couple of years. i would guess wyoming over virginia. >> and the vice president, former vice president talked about the 2012 race. we talked a little bit yesterday about what he said or didn't say about sarah palin but he talked about some of the other contenders. >> he did. and he had this assessment of them, which was more than sarah palin. >> we've got a lot of good prospective candidates out there. and i'm intryinged, for example, by, oh, someone like mitch daniels. i like mitch because he's got a breadth of experience as omb director, for example. because he's run a major part of a big corporation, he's run a think tank, hudson institute. he's now been governor of indiana and he's done in indiana what i think we need to do at the national level. now, will mitch run?
i don't know whether he'll run or not. is the only potential candidate out there? no, we've got a lot of other good ones. chris christie from new jersey, tim pawlenty from minnesota. >> what do you think of mitt romney? >> i like mitt romney very much. mitt has that same experience. on the other hand we've got good senate talent too. people like john thune from south dakota. so i think there's no shortage, let me apologize at the outset to everybody i didn't mention. but the fact is, i think we've got a wealth of talent in the republican party. >> uh-oh, so who didn't he name? >> you know what i like, this isn't someone who's pretending to not care about politics anymore now that he's left office. >> and then the most recent stuff. you thought it was a surprising answer when you asked him about new gun control laws and the potential for new gun control
laws. >> i really was surprised. when he walked about tucson, he is a well-known gun add voe the tod -- advocate, a hunter. but he opened the door just a little bit, listen. >> do you think that this incident -- that there is something that you would support, measures in gun control that should be changed that could help avoid this in the future? >> well, i'm not sure exactly what they would be. i'd certainly be willing to listen to ideas. i have always been a gun advocate, obviously had a strong voting record on behalf of the second amendment. that's just what i believe, and whether or not there's some measure there in terms of limiting the size of the magazine that you can buy to go with semi-automatic weapons, we've had that in place before. maybe it's appropriate to re-establish that kind of thing, but i think you do have to be
careful obviously that the court -- supreme court's ruled on the second amendment, it's an important part of our historic legacy, and we're looking for ways to make sure this never happens again, but you still got to go back to the fact that it looks like the cause of this particular tragedy was this one individual who apparently has very serious mental problems. >> i think he was opening the issue of magazines going back from 30 down to where they used to be before. >> but clearly this is a guy who is still a political junkie. you know, he's always been known as almost much more of a poll than george w. bush was, that he kept track of the senate seats. he was keeping track of who was up and who was down. >> i think he loves being in the thick of things. yesterday he said i am gradually adjusting to civilian life. >> emphasis on the word gradually. >> and telling how he said he'd
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