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Sep 16, 2017 9:00am PDT
korea together with ballistic or intercontinental ballistic missiles is as much a threat to china as it is to the united states or all of the neighborhood. so china has a significant interest in not allowing north korea to be put in a position where they can in fact hold china at bay. china wants to do whatever they may want to do with sanctions. north korea says you do the sanctions and this rocket can go your way as well as to the united states. so china has to engage in this. we cannot continue to demean china with tweets and other kind of harsh language but rather work closely with them and ramp up the sanctions, get to the negotiations, and beyond that, let's recognize that there are two countries on the korean peninsula and have been for some 60 years and more. so why don't we get to a peace treaty. why don't we move to a peace treaty, recognizing that north korea is not going to take over south korea and vice versa, south korea take over the north. recognize two countries and in that process demilitarize, denuclearize that entire region. >> well, that would mean that all parties
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2017 10:00am PDT
its missile defenses. all of this build-up is going to infuriate china. which has already been reluctant to help the u.s. try to rein in north korea and u.s./china diplomacy is not going to be helped at all by those tweets by president trump earlier today. where he openly and publicly tried to shame china doing something. diplomatically and securitywise, there really is a lot of instability and no clear path forward, alex. >> all right, from south korea, thank you. just back from south korea protesting against the u.s. missile defense system is former presidential candidate jill stein. stars and stripes reports that dr. stein let a group of high-profile activists, saying the defense system is more likely to stoke a conflict then protect people from a north korea attack. dr. stein is joining me from massachusetts. nice to see you again on the broadcast. >> good to be here. >> let's get this the thaad, so this is not an offensive system, right, this is a missile defense system? so why do you have a problem with it? >> the same thing was said about the patriot missile. it does ver
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2017 6:00am PDT
criticism to china to more put downs of republicans. unless republican senators are total quitters, repeal and replace is not dead. demand another vote before voting on any other bill. republican senators will only be in town a couple more days until the august recess. the president still wants to get health care done. don't know how that's going to happen, but he is surely talking about it. >> for all of you, we're going to get back to all things washington in just a moment. but we do have this breaking news to share. in the past few hours the u.s. conducted a test. this happens as tensions escalate in the region after north korea's friday icbm launch. we have the very latest details on this. explain to us what this test was and how successful it was. >> reporter: well, the u.s. has confirmed that it successfully testing the thad anti-missile defense system in alaska. there's been several of these tests recently. they met up with fighter jets from japan and south korea. collectively they did a low pass over osan air base in north korea. all meant to be show of force against north
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2017 6:00am PDT
embarrassment to china. he concludes, south korea is finding as i have told them that their talk of appeasement with north korea will not work. they only understand one thing. a couple of points there. the confirmation from the president that the white house does believe this was a nuclear test of some kind is notable given north korea sometimes boasts about things that haven't actually happened or boasts to talk up their claims here. again, the president tieing the north korea issue to china, trying to get china to weigh in and respond more forcefully to north korea. finally, the pointed criticism for south korea and south korea's strategy in dealing with their northern neighbor seeing a lot of democrats seizing on this saying that rhetoric isn't helpful. one other final thought on this. so far, nine hours after this event took place, these tweets from the president with the only on the record or really on background comment from this white house about this incident. nothing from the state department. nothing from the pentagon. nothing from the joint chiefs of staff. we know very l
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2017 9:00am PDT
criticism of china, dissatisfaction with their efforts to stop the missile program or lack thereof. some may argue about the method. twitter. but does the president have a point? >> well, you know, who knows if he has a point. but that is just no way to conduct foreign policy. he wants china to cooperate with us, so he blasts them in a tweet? this is a tremendous threat. not just to our country but to our allies. there needs to be a strategy within the white house there. is no way that anybody believes there is a strategy right now because they might be negotiating inside the white house. he comes out and tweets something entirely different. so i think that's very destructive behavior and i'm hoping that the new chief of staff will be able to bring a stop to that. >> ma'am, do you think the u.s. has not been demanding enough of the chinese in this regard? >> well, i think that there needs to be a sit down meeting where there is a full, comprehensive strategy. and it's very difficult to tell. because all we have are the tweets. i'm hoping when we go back in session we will have hearings a
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2017 9:00am PDT
a week ago, you might have thought president trump felt a little differently about china, but that is not what we heard today. let me give you one little optics interesting moment. because the president has been holding so many of these meetings sort of one on one or in small groups with these leaders here at the g20, the g20 table where everybody sits around and talks, at one point the seat from the u.s. was held by ivanka trump. she tend in to replace her father. the u.s., one administration official telling nbc news they didn't believe that was totally out of the ordinary, although it certainly raised some eyebrows here in hamburg, alex. >> about how long was she sitting at the table? i was asked that by jonathan alter and i did not know the answer. do you know? >> reporter: that's a good question, no. remember, we're not actually seeing inside that meeting so we know that ivanka was at the table because the russian sort of sherpa, someone who works with the russian delegation had tweeted it out. so still some question marks around that. >> one last question for you, hallie, bef
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2017 9:00am PDT
asia in november should go to china and talk to china. i think that would make a huge diplomatic symbol. i think we should in conjunction with our partners in south korea and japan talk about potentially shooting down a missile. i think we should do that. i know that raises the tensions, but we have to do something. obviously the past 25, 30 years of appeasement has not worked. >> congressman taylor's words come on the heels of a tweet which refers to kim jong-un as a rocket man. the president said during a phone call he asked south korean president moon how rocket man is doing. he'll be 20 feet from the north korean delegation on tuesday. congress also weighing in this morning on the latest in the russia investigation. senate judiciary member diane fine stain shared new details about her committee's interview with donald trump jr. and said that a public session with him is imminent. >> it was a five-hour interview. republicans went first for an hour and then democratic staff questioned. i think it's senator grassley's intent and certainly my intent to have him before the committ
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2017 10:00am PST
with china's xi, japan's abe. what is more important, is it his personal relationships or is it the u.s. relationships with other countries in total? >> well, the u.s. relationship with other countries is more important. it does help if you have personal chemistry between leaders. but as i see this trip, we've lessened our influence in asia by ceding a lot of power to china on the trade issue by saying we're getting out of the transpacific partnership and now the rest of the 12 countries in the region are putting up their own trade agreement without the u.s. by not emphasizing with the chinese the importance of democracy and human rights. now, on the positive side, it seems a relationship with japan and south korea, the visits there were relatively successful, especially with south korea because we were heading in the wrong direction on jointly dealing with north korea. with south korea wanting some kind of reproachment with north korea and the president saying that was appeasement. so that -- you know, i'll give credit to that. trade deals, they weren't trade deals, they were comme
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2017 10:00am PDT
, also the former u.s. ambassador to china under president obama. senator, awfully good to have you. thank you for joining me. i want to get started heard with health care. the development that two more senate republicans today have come out against the original draft of the bill, those being florida senator marco rubio, senator hobben as well. both of them left the door open to become a yes after certain changes are made. is it a matter of time until everyone comes to a deal? and if so, should the democrats start collaborating with the gop before they miss any possible chance to do so? >> the mistake is closed meetings putting a bill together without any kind of input from other republicans. let alone democrats. whenever a secret group gets together, it doesn't include very many other people. it's bound to have a lot of trouble. that's what started from the get-go here. i frankly think this is all going to work out when there's more regular order. when the committee hearings and meetings. and where everybody can explain what he or she wants in a bill. then a vote. and it proceed, m
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2017 10:00am PDT
north korea a rogue state, highlighting china's unsuccessful efforts to rein in the north and criticizing south korea for what he described as talk of appeasement, saying north only understands one thing. a south korea official reacting saying south korea has experienced the tragic war and will not give up the denuclearization of the peninsula and will continue to pursue peace. here's what the president said a short time ago. >> mr. president, will you attack north korea? >> we'll see. >> "we'll see." nbc's gehrig haig is at the white house for us. we're hearing from the president. let's talk about in total what we're hearing, what he is saying. >> well, after that cryptic message from the president a short time ago, two new tweets floim, outlining a little more about how the white house may respond to this nuclear test. the first, rather, from the president a short time ago, saying, i will be meeting with general kelly, general mattis and other military leaders at the white house to discuss north korea. thank you. note that the president doesn't mention his secretary of state
MSNBC
Jul 9, 2017 9:00am PDT
president trump and leaders of japan and china about these rising tensions. and here's what he told president xi yesterday. >> things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in north korea, a problem that something has to be done. i know that a measure of success may take longer than i'd like, may take longer than you'd like, but there will be success in the end one way or the other. >> joining me now, jordan chang, author of a book tonaek taknort korea takes on the world. do you agree that all will be fine? >> there is very little margin of area. we have maybe 12, 18 months before the north koreans can position a nuke to reach the lower 48. and then the policy make community will have to make a decision whether we can deter north korea. so this is an existential issue. and i hope it works out, but it will need a lot of good diplomacy on the part of the trump administration. and as we've seen over the prior administrations, they have made bad decisions. so we need a pivot here. >> so give us a sense of what is going on behinds kreec the scen chin
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2017 9:00am PDT
property damage through midtown, tulsa. china is urging north korea to stop missile tests and resume talks after the united nations ordered tough sanctions. the decision was handed down in an effort to force the regime to continue negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs. >> this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. the sanctions will cut deep and in doing so will give the north korean leadership a taste of the depravation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. >> joining me now, former ambassador to the united nations, energy secretary and governor of new mexico bill richardson. governor, always good to speak to you. these are considered the toughest sanctions in a decade a but do these come too late to affect the north korean economy and in turn its missile program? >> well, it's going to depend whether china enforces these sanctions. they are key. they are significant. they affect coal exports, sea food, they affect north korean workers in the oil industry that bring a lot of revenue into north korea. almost a third of n
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2017 9:00am PDT
state highlights china's unsuccessful efforts to rein them in. and talk of appeasement saying the north only understands one thing. the white house said the president will meet with the national security team later. let's go to garrett at the white house. let's talk about the president's response, all of it, according to the tweets as well as what he just heard him say on camera. >> reporter: afternoon. an ominous two word response from the press of the united states can when asked if the north korea, spontsdsing to the reporters following him to church this morning simply we'll see. he was much more verbose on twitter. a three-tweet from the president. he says, quote. north korea has conducted a major nuclear test, their words and actions continue tong hostile and dangerous to the united states. north korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to china which is trying to help with little success. south korea is finding that their talk of appeasement with north korea will not work. they, meaning north korea, only undersand one thing. the president leaves s
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2017 9:00am PDT
korea. later in the trip of course china will be an important partner as well because of their close relationship to north korea. alex. >> kelly, real quickly, what are you hearing about the possibility of the president meeting with president putin in the philippines at the end of the trip? >> reporter: there are two economic summits that will be part of president trump's itinerary. russia's president vladimir putin will be attending. we are told that the president himself is keeping the door open to a possible meeting with vladimir putin. he has described it as being important because of some of the areas where there is common sort of itinerary of issues. and that is certainly something that is a possibility. the white house isn't saying it's for sure. we saw that the president met with putin in person in germany at the g20 so another summit could set the stage for that. >> thank you for that. for the very latest on the russia investigation, let's bring in barbara mcquade, also a law professor at the university of michigan and an msnbc contributor. with a welcome to you, barbara, i
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2017 10:00am PDT
korea. i want you to hear what the president had to say -- president xi of china talking about north korea and here's what president trump had to say about that. >> i appreciate the things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in north korea, a problem that something has to be done about. i know we will eventually have success. it may take longer than i'd like. may take longer than you'd like but there will be success one way or the other. >> reporter: another critical meeting for president trump there, alex. >> all right, hallie jackson, thank you very much for asking the question i posed to you last hour. i appreciate that. >>> let's go right now to keir simmons who's got new details on what russian president vladimir putin is now saying about his meeting with the president. keir, with another welcome to you, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, we were in the room with president putin as he held his news conference with russian journalists, and he was confident. he answered question after question about that meeting with president trump.
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2017 10:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Jun 3, 2017 9:00am PDT
. >> also new today, defense secretary james mattis in asia stepping up calls for china to help number north korea's nuclear program. here's what he said in singapore earlier. >> as a matter of u.s. national security, the united states regards the threat from north korea as a clear and present danger. the trump administration is encouraged by china's renewed commitment to work with the international community toward denuclearization. ultimately we think china will recognize north korea as a strategic liability, not an asset. >> meanwhile vice president mike pence is in iowa today as part of an effort to unite the republican base there. he'll join a number of congressional lawmakers at senator joni ernst's annual roast and ride fund-raiser. >>> let's go right now to the white house and nbc's kelly o'donnell standing by with us. kelly, with a good saturday to you. we have the fired fbi director, james comey, set to testify before the senate intel committee on thursday and white house press secretary sean spicer left open the question of whether the president might use executive pr
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2017 6:00am PDT
preventing themselves from making progress on this issue. >> we keep hearing china is the answer to north korea. is there anything more we could do to lean on china? >> the trump administration has again spent ten months leaning on china, and it had maybe a minor affect here and there. the bottom line china will never put enough pressure on north korea to coerce them to eliminate their nuclear arsenal. we should look for ways to cooperate with china. remember, their primary interests is instability. in north korea steps out of line too far, china may help us to tamp that down. in curse of economic course of pressure, and trying to cause a regime change, china will not be interested. >> the president is heading to asia next month. >> we have seen a couple of president trump's trips abroad so far, and they have caused new tensions with allies here and there. i think what we should be looking for ahead of this trip is solid preparation, coordination with american allies, and it's going be behoove trump to suggest to allies that we are interested in diplomacy so that south korea believe
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2017 6:00am PDT
china's president xi jinping. >> i want to let you know, governor, we're with you a thousand percent. you notice he hasn't spoken recently, he doesn't talk so much anymore. we'll see how it all works out but you're not going to have a problem. >> the president speaking with both of those leaders. let's go to kelly o'donnell in bridgewater, new jersey. a good saturday morning to you. the president also made some new comments in these escalating -- >> reporter: good morning. this is a way for the president to build his relationship with china, who may have the most influence over any of the regime's allies. the president wanting to preserve his relationship with prz xi and knowing that president trump has been bellicose in his own words, that affects president xi. and then the clip of the president in guam. it is a a u.s. directate. we had was an important part of trying to ease some of. tenses that have been really escalated. president trump would argue by talking tough and by being a bit forward in his language, which has scared some sal lies and made citizens of the country. >> the
MSNBC
Jun 25, 2017 10:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Dec 30, 2017 6:00am PST
, turning to china after recounting lavish hospitality there last month, mr. trump lashed out at chinese officials for defying north korean sanction, saying oil is going into north korea. the president admitted i have been soft on china, on trade, seeking their help. using his social media fire hose, the president also linked extending legal protection for young people brought to the u.s. as children with his own wish list. there can be no daca without the desperately needed wall and ending chain migration. and going back to the russia investigation, we have seen president trump on a number of occasions being asked if he is considering firing the special counsel robert mueller. he has said no we saw months ago how he called him an honorable man and yet in the context of this interview, it was striking that he said he thought he would be treated fairly when we had seen allies of the president and to a great degree the president. talking about the russian investigation in very derogatory terms, repeatedly saying in that interview, there was no collusion between his campaign and russia at a
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2017 6:00am PST
those basketball players re detained in china, reaction from the diversity council next. >>> new this morning, another jab in the sparring between the president and "time" magazine over its person of the year distinction. first the president tweeting last night. so msnbc kelly o'donnell has more and she's in west palm beach, florida, that itself where the president is spending thanksgiving weekend. a good shopping morning to you, the president stresses she working. bring us up to speed on what he is doing. >> reporter: well, good morning, alex. and more than an hour ago, to the president left his mira lago home and headed for one of his golf courses that bear disname in west palm beach. he will be spending some time there today the white house not saying what he is doing or spending time there. they stressed it's a working vacation. it's a holiday for the family unlike many americans, they claim the president is doing work, and there is evidence to support that t. president has made some foreign leader phone calls. he's alsoed a time with famous friends and spent time on twitter. pres
MSNBC
Jun 11, 2017 9:00am PDT
stop it. one other matter here, i just rereturned last night from china. the chinese are watching this with amusement because they see america getting distracted on internal matters while they are being focused on building up their economy and country and we americans to do the same. i mean, we've got to get to the bottom of the trump obstruction of justice and russian connection and all of that but at the same time, we have to work on our health care reform, infrastructure, tax reform, education and building up america. i'm a little worried that this -- the comey mueller trump stuff is distracting us a little from our job that's making america strong. >> the president wrapping up his infrastructure week last week and i suspect china is not the only one thinking in the way in which you described. want to turn still to the comey testimony, the president today tweeting the comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. senator, did james comey taint the process as newt gingrich said as i played earlier? or did he do the right thing by sharing or leaking wh
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2017 10:00am PDT
this afternoon, will china be there? we've had this off and on relationship with china. first of president called them currency manipulators, then had a piece of cake with him, and then said they weren't doing enough. i guess wee reassured by tillerson's comments that we aren't looking for regime change. we just have to be sure the sanctions are in force. and it's interesting that the president now is very much relies on something like this coming from the u.n. >>> i would also like to ask you about the latest economic reports say jobs are up, unemployment is down, the president taking credit. i'm curious how this is playing out in your home district. are your constitutions see more opportunities or feeling this at all in their wall either? >> las vegas is doing much better. we were one of the hardest-hit places in that great recession, highest unemployment, four chlororates, so we are coming back, but these jobs are not just created because of mission that president trump has done. this is the continuation of a trend started under president obama and has been going on for severa
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2017 9:00am PST
, that is going to -- china, that is going to be massively important on this trip. as he says, free, fair, reciprocal trade, it has been that he with drew from the transatlantic trade agreement. he's got these foreign policy and frankly domestic policies on his mind while he's over seas. i will say that not all the stuff is here on this trip. he left gary cohn back at the white house. it's not as though all of his advisors are surrounding him, the way that it was that first overseas trip. this case is different. you've got his white house lawyer dealing with what we're seeing. and let me just sort of step back for a second here. when we have reached out to the white house, we have asked about indictment or news related to the special counsel, we hear they want these investigations to be completed, they believe that mueller is doing his job and doing it quickly and they believe this investigation is going to end in a fairly timely manner. that's what's happening in d.c. you've got a lot here in tokyo. and he says to south korea, seoul, where he's going to be delivering one of the cen
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2017 6:00am PDT
, for example, force, the element of force which has brought china to the table. they publicly denounced them, stopped some shipments of importing coal, come with us to the u.n. resolutions which is unlike anything before. it is tense, there's no question about that. but we have to do something. this president has the ability -- any american president quite frankly -- to forge consensus around the world to be able to do something with this. i think the president when he's in asia in november should go to china and talk to china. that would make a huge diplomatic symbol and i think we should in conjunction with our partners in south korea and japan talk about potentially shooting down a missile. i think we should do that. i know that raises the tensions, but we have to do something. obviously the past 25, 30 years of appeasement has not worked. >> all right. virginia republican congressman scott taylor, thanks for coming on the show. appreciate that. >> thank you. >>> going home, but what's left? evacuees from the florida keys will be allowed to return to see what remains. we ha
MSNBC
Jun 3, 2017 10:00am PDT
by letting major polluters around the planet, such as china and india skate while we put further restrictions on our ability to compete in america that would cost us jobs. as we lost jobs, eventually lose us the economic ability to pay for very expensive clean air, clean water and proper disposal of hazardous waste measures. bear in mind everything we want to do depends on our ability to do it and that ability is determined on the strength of our economy. so there has to be a balance struck so we can do the best we can with respect to both. you've seen tremendous improvement in the united states of america from an environmental perspective and i'm all for that. >> sir, your interpretation of mr. trump's statement on getting out of the paris deal may have been one interpretation. internationally speaking in terms of diplomacy, do you think he took a political gamble there losing with his base here in the states or his interpretation and how he is perceived around the world? do you think he did this with an eye on the re-election in 2020? >> i can't read the president's mind. i don
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2017 6:00am PDT
look at just consistently what he's doing, the player here, the elephant in the room is china. we've seen an unprecedented response from china to implement sanctions we had not seen under obama or under clinton. >> that may be, but do you think when he puts out a tweet or makes a campaign statement like that, is he actually thinking about china or something much more just basic within him? >> i think that -- look, i'm not going to -- his tweeting is his tweeting. i did not vote for him, but at the same time i think there is's substantive policy agenda that he is representing and the generals around him are representing as well. when you see the fact that president trump does not back down, he is not afraid to -- like in his u.n. speech speak up for human rights and speak up against evil regimes. that is moral clarity. that's the sort of moral clier tee th tee that many respect. he's speaking out in what we haven't seen in a large time i think is commendable. >> i'm reading your face. >> hugely reckless. it makes it much harder when you use these taunts. i guess we've come to accept t
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2017 9:00am PDT
. >> do you think they should be relying on china to solve the problem? >> no, actually, you know, i think the frequent references to china are a little bit of a fantasy to be honest, the way the chinese have tried to influence or control the north koreans is by building up a little cadre of officials inside north korea. for example kim jong-un's half brother was living in macau under political protection. if the chinese had that kind of power over the north koreans, i think that kim jong-un's half brother would still be a live. >> very interesting, a little bit chilling and we look forward to talking to you again about it. >>> repeal and replace, that could sink the gop? award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. this july visit your local volvo dealer to receive sommar savings of up to $4,500. tha...oh, burnt-on gravy?ie. local volvo dealer ...gotta rinse that. nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. new cascade platinum powers through... even burnt-on gravy. nice. cascade. >>> i
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2017 10:00am PDT
a kick to north korea. this was a real hit to china. they had to take a real hit to the fact they do 90% of trade with north korea. i think the fire of gary, while he said this is what we can do to north korea, we wanted to go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first. if that doesn't work, general mattis will take care of it. >> democratic congressman eric swalwell weighing in on how trump's recent comments will further put our allies and the u.s. at risk of an attack from north korea. here's what he shared last hour. >> when you look at the way the president handles this on twitter and the way he talks to our british allies when they were under attack earlier this week is we're drifting into an era of the loner presidency where we no longer rely on our friends to solve the world's greatest challenges. as we have always done as a country. and that makes a very, very perilous for us here, especially sitting where i am on the west coast. >> also new today, senator dianne feinstein on how long she predicts the russia investigation will last. >> seems to keep changing, n
MSNBC
Nov 11, 2017 6:00am PST
reality, china is finally beginning to exert some real pressure on kim jong-un. they do it because the ultimate nightmare on china is a war on that peninsula. let us hope the chinese are pulling back on the choke chain with kim jong-un. maybe it's a combination of those factors. all are important because we must avoid a war on the korean peninsula. alex, which as you know would result in probably a million to 2 million casualties. >> certainly, it would be a casualty in the making for sure. as you know, sir, it's a major trip for the president in terms of geopolitics, telling the reportsers on air force one he has great relationships with south asian leaders. why did he frame it personally? these one-on-one terms, do personal relationships really matter? does le need focus more on the relationship between the countries as opposed to the leaders? >> he absolutely does. great powers have enormous leaders, but in the end, it is the interests of the nation that drives geopolitics. we seen that again and again in history. and he's making a mistake to think that the art of the deal that you
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Aug 6, 2017 10:00am PDT
story this weekend. the new sanctions put on north korea with the support of russia and china. earlier this week, david ignatius wrote, president trump has the right instinct to insist that china help resolve the problem of north korea. a peaceful solution is impossible without the help from the other great power in east asia. is that something everyone can agree the president was right about? >> i don't -- i'm absolutely in support of china stepping up. they do have a responsibility. and the president was absolutely right. but we have seen throughout our history and for us to be a military leader and world leader when it comes to safety and creating alliances so that our allies and our homeland can be safe, is that we have to be strong. and being strong is putting those sanctions in place. and saying that you know what, we have the ability to say we are -- what you're doing is unacceptable. so we will not allow an economic benefit to you as a country. we did it with -- in the past with iraq. we're doing it in other areas in iran and we have shown and now we've done it to russia, that
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Aug 6, 2017 6:00am PDT
the security counsel, got them onboard. most notably that china and russia agreed. this, of course, a reaction to the north korean regime's testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and the threats they have made and the cyberrattling, if they will. nikki haley the ambassador was really front and center with this trying to make two points. toughness towards the leadership in north korea but a willingness to support the people of north korea and to try to work with them to resolve this. here's how ambassador haley expressed it. >> i think now north korea needs to step up. north korea has a variety of options. we are willing to deal with those options based on their actions. we are happy to talk with them, but they have to stop this reckless action in order for us to do that. >> this package of sanctions which blocks the north from exporting all kinds of goods, everything from coal to sea food, also limiting its ability to send abroad laborers which would be a revenue source for north korea valued at about $1 billion a year. not only considered punishment, but described as a way to
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Dec 24, 2017 6:00am PST
focuses its attention on several actors but two major ones. that's china and russia. and in fact, there wasn't very much exchanged or none of the units there were representative of the our endeavor to keep china and russia at bay. so there's something of a disconnect between the units we have deployed and the things they're doing in the field on the one hand and what the whitehouse white house says is our strategic focus, china and russia. >> colonel, with regard to all the.hot spots right now that we are watching around the globe, in terms of preparation, how does in this affect all of our servicemen and women around the world? they've got to be at the ready eight moment's notice. is it high alert? did you get that sense it's high alert around the world right now? >> it depends on your units. we have unites already deployed and on what amounts to high alert all the time. units aboard ship and on the ground actually fighting, advising indigenous forces so they can defend themselves in southwest asia in africa and so on. but we do have units not deployed, and they are also frequently on
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Nov 26, 2017 10:00am PST
the president of the united states step in to help you out when you're in china, that is a powerful move that likely brought those fellows home without having to miss thanksgiving with their family. >> so your view on this, do you think the president is singling out minorities in a positive way here? >> umm, i don't think so, alex. my sense is the president, at least on social media, has been loath to take on certain critics and been very happy and aggressive in taking on certain black critics especially when he can shame them or make them appear ungrateful to his base. his argument against lavar ball, his attacking of nfl protesters, these play to his base. this concept of privileged or rich black athletes being ungrateful is a racialized narrative that's compelling to his base. it is still a political conversation to t contribution to the conversation. him picking a fight with lavar ball seems disingenuous, seems inappropriate. if you're working to negotiate the release of americans from a foreign government, that should not have to do anything with politics and race but it seems
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Nov 26, 2017 6:00am PST
conversations might have been picked up on a government-authorized wiretap or perhaps by russia or china. mr. kushner has been increasingly cautious with how he communicates, even with friends. jeff, do you get a sense that john kelly might be doing jared a favor by keeping him out of the public eye because of this russia investigation? how to you read all this? >> it's a fair question. john kelly and others in the white house are rightly concerned, that kushner's roll or interest by the special prosecutor puts him in a unique position. everything he may be saying and is discussed is something potentially the special prosecutor could ask about. they've clearly taken steps to address that. that may be separate or related to the fa kt that jared kushner's profile has come down in the white house. certainly some of the projects that he has been working on are less high profile than they were at the very beginning. and he doesn't have the same sort of ability to weigh in on lots of different high-profile aspects of the administration. so, it sounds like they probably are related but the kush
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Oct 14, 2017 9:00am PDT
that leave then china, russia, the uk, germany, france, all sticking with the deal and further isolating the u.s.? >> right. so this certification process is a requirement of u.s. domestic law. the president's decision not to certify has no immediate impact on the deal. what it does do is it would allow congress to pass sanctions much more easily than it could otherwise do for the next 60 days. if congress does that, then that would lead the u.s. to be in noncompliance with the deal. and the other parties to the deal, including very, very close u.s. allies in the feorm of the uk, france and germany have made it very, very clear as far as they are concerned they are bound by this deal and will continue working with iran to implement this deal. ultimately if the president scraps this deal, the u.s. will be left entirely isolated. >> james, the president made a list of claims in yesterday's speech. one was that iran had committed multiple violations of the agreement. is that fact or fiction? >> well, there's -- iran did briefly on two occasions slightly exceed the amount of heavy
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Nov 4, 2017 6:00am PDT
talented people. >> reporter: he includes stops in japan, south korea, china, vietnam and the philippines, taking the president inside a region on edge over north korea's nuclear program. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster. >> the president recognizes we are running out of time and will ask all nations to do more. >> reporter: leaving washington friday, president trump claimed little memory of his interaction with george papadopoulos whom he once praised. >> george papadopoulos, he's an oil and energy consultant, excellent guy. >> reporter: a campaign volunteer who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with russia. both attended a march 2016 meeting. a former adviser also there tells nbc news, trump listened with interest as patpadopoulos suggested a face-to-face with vladimir putin and president trump. union idea rejected by jeff sessions. >> it was an important meeting. it took place a long time, don't remember much about it. >> reporter: and in that same question and answer session with reporters as he was heading towards marine one, the president als
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Jul 29, 2017 10:00am PDT
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Jul 15, 2017 9:00am PDT
in terms of global leadership, we will cede power to leaders like russia and china. and do you want autocratic type nations running global trade? i'm going to say no to that. >> the china, for instance, is seen all through africa, a place that america for varying reasons has not been invested in. these african countries need infrastructure, they want investment. the chinese are more than happy to go in there. what you see is people use chinese made phones, they buy chinese made refrigerators, mike waves. >> we're not in the game. >> it's hard to find iphones traveling around africa. you see chinese-made devices and phones. >> when you want to say america first, it's important to keep our position in this globe. >>> coming up next, why do thousands of websites protest against the government this week? >>> and america's biggest banker, some say favorite, jamie dimon himself, takes down washington's dysfunction in a rant that you have got to hear for yourself. that's coming up next. these birds once affected by oil are heading back home. thanks to dawn, rescue workers only trust dawn,
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Nov 12, 2017 9:00am PST
doing an unbelievable job earlier in the week we saw him with president xi of china he called a good man, and, of course, the controversy now back home with vladimir putin saying he believes that he is sincere when he says he did not interfere and russia did not interfere in the 2016 election. the president now saying, of course, that he backs the current intel community after a lot of criticism of intel and, in fact, calling two former intelligence community leaders political hacks. well, they fought back, dni clapper saying i don't know why there is ambiguity about this. the threat is real and has been for a while. the cia's john brennan saying this morning it's very clear that russia meddled and it's still puzzling why trump doesn't acknowledge that. well for his part, trump, who has been very disciplined throughout this week of these trips through asia, tweeted, quote, when will the haters and fools realize that having a good relationship with russia is a good thing. his argument being, that it was a failure on the part of president obama, it was a failure on the part of secretar
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Jun 18, 2017 9:00am PDT
always been different. last year, he said he was going to dig a hole to china. at&t is working with farmers to improve irrigation techniques. remote moisture sensors use a reliable network to tell them when and where to water. so that farmers like ray can compete in big ways. china. oh ... he got there. that's the power of and. and it's also a story mail aabout people and while we make more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, we never forget... that your business is our business the united states postal service. priority: you >>> hello, everyone, i'm alex witt at msnbc world headquarters in new york. here's what's happening right now. we have new reaction from president trump's legal team, pushing back on that stunning tweet by the president saying he's being investigated in the expanding probe into russia's election meddling. here is how his attorney responded when pressed by my colleague chuck todd on "meet the press." chuck tried to have him clear up what prompted president trump to fire james comey. >> let me be very clear here. as it has been since t
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Jul 2, 2017 10:00am PDT
be making calls to the leaders of japan and china. those foreign leader calls as we tend to refer to them are a regular part of his interaction and it of course comes just days before he travels to europe, where he will be part of the g-20 summit of the economic powers. so there are lots of issues to discuss there. it also comes right after south korea president, president moon, was in washington for several days, and was at the white house for meetings, for a formal dinner, and so after those conversations, it makes sense to then speak to the prime minister of japan and the president of china when it comes to north korea. so those are serious issues that the president will be dealing with tonight. so behind the scenes, that work will continue. on independent day, we expect he will also do the tradition of being a part of the fireworks and hosting a party on the south lawn. that's before he gets on the plane. first to warsaw, poland, and then to hamburg, germany, for those stops on his second foreign trip. so there's that work that is happening. but there's also time with family and
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Nov 5, 2017 6:00am PST
failed to resolve. you have russia, china, south korea, japan and us in this -- you know, these periodic conversations with north korea. but the situation on the ground is what the. the north koreans want nuclear weapons because they are afraid of american con quest. they view that as the thing that protects the existence of their regime. the chinese want to protect the status quo position. they also don't want a hot war on the korean peninsula. they'd like things to stay as they are which is a challenging situation to maintain. i think the president is playing a weak hands but it's not much weaker than other presidents have had to may here. it's fundamentally extremely difficult to fix. >> erin, you have this kind of stunning situation where you have the possibility of a war on the korean peninsula and the allegations that russia intervened in american democracy. i guess the question is, and this is a question in terms of president trump's potential meeting with president putin, which of those things are more important? which should he be concentrating on at that meeting? >> we
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Dec 24, 2017 10:00am PST
this. it's only got two pipelines to the rest of the world. one controlled by china. the other controlled by russia. and because a lot of its infrastructure is not internet-based, it can sort of laugh at us. obviously, the united states has capabilities. we can use them against those countries that have been helping the north koreans because those countries like china and russia are networked. so we have a lot of tools, but not necessarily against north korea itself. >> as we have seen the acceleration or the advancement of sanctions, have we seen in parallel or in concert with that, the advancement of enforcement? that was brought up time and time again going back years. enforcement wasn't matching sanctions. has that started to change? >> well, it has started to change, david. the chinese are more vigorous in enforcing sanctions. but nonetheless, there are still continuing to bus them, and we know that from this month where a north korean ship, which is under u.n. sanctions, not permitted to travel outside of north korea, actually turned on its transponder in a chinese port v
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Dec 16, 2017 9:00am PST
against china, that a lot of experts have criticized as being overtly political and what should just be foreign relations that are nonpartisan. so these are things that are based much more for domestic audience than they are for an international audience and also things that are really based for elections and not actual governance. >> well, it's interesting. i mean as if these words don't exist. it's kind of bizarre to say the least. anyway, thank you so much, jay, gabby, it's good to see you both. thank you, girls. that's a wrap for me this hour. i'm alex witt. i'll see you again at the top of the hour but not before you spend half an hour with ali velshi and stephanie ruhle on "velshi & ruhle." but on the inside, i feel like chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real. fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i'm glad my doctor prescribed lyrica. for some, lyrica delivers effective relief for moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain. and improves function. lyrica may cause serious
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Sep 24, 2017 6:00am PDT
china. he's not seeing the chinese envoy. he's resisting their sanctions pressure. so, maybe he's reaching a point where he says, all right, i have the technology to hit the u.s. at my mightiest military might. now i'm ready to talk. this is how his father was. we don't know if he follows his father, but i think there's a glimmer of hope of diplomacy if we play it right, and i hope we have a strategy beyond these tweets that are very destructive. >> in terms of strategy, anne, there was that l.a. times article saying all the top aides to president trump warned him not to make attacks at kim jong-un and now we can see the impact of his words. what do you think the president hopes to accomplish by continuing to use this line of attack or, frightening thought here, is this all personal for him? >> i think it very much is personal. this conflict has become a matter of personal for both leaders. and in a way that is new and potentially risky for both. we spoke earlier about the risk of miscalculation. there's also the risk of overreaction and i think both of those things are now -- the
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Jan 21, 2018 6:00am PST
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Nov 25, 2017 10:00am PST
liangelo ball out of china for shoplifting sunglasses. is the president right to push for a thank you? >> i think there are two things here. one is the president's constant need for adulation. if he doesn't get it from the public, he gives himself the adulation, narcissistic, reminds me of the kid at the table in the dining room in high school who would always sit down and talk about his hot car, just bragging about himself. that's one thing. the other thing is there's a pattern here that really disturbs me, and that is the racial baiting that's going on. the president picks on racial minorities. first thing out of his mouth when he announced his presidency was to go after mexicans. not just immigrants, but also mexicans that have been -- people with mexican heritage who've been in this country for generations, and now it's the african-americans on the football field and then this issue. >> you're lumping to that this prospect with how he's punching down with regard to the nfl players choosing to take a knee? >> what i'm saying is he's constantly picking on the racial minorities. that
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Jul 23, 2017 9:00am PDT
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