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May 30, 2017 10:00am PDT
quote disrespect for their neighbor china by shooting off yet another ballistic missile but china is trying hard. steve, that tweet seems to imply
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2017 10:00am PDT
do you get china? and there are those who have surmised that the president was speaking just as much yesterday to china as he was to kim jong-un. how do you get china to partner with us in this particular endeavor, knowing full well that the idea of a unified korea scares them? >> well, craig, i don't think the way to get china to partner with us is to scare them that an american president might take a preemptive attack on north korea. they have vested interests there. they know they need to do something. i think president trump, in terms of his previous tweets saying i've tried to talk to china, they haven't been helpful. that has put them on notice. they don't want korean unification. i thought secretary tillerson's statement last week, where he said, look, we're not looking for regime change in north korea. that was meant to calm the chinese and make them feel like they can get into the water and start helping us. >> doug, really quickly here. and you mentioned this -- you allude todayed to it a few moments ago in terms of their technology. the knowns and the unknowns. what's your
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2017 10:00am PDT
about trade and we're sick of the trade deficit we have with china. the problem is, these things are not as simple to fix as the president makes them out to be. china's currency, they used to manipulate it in a way to create a trade surplus, now it's about china's weak economy. it's not like they're doing something they can just stop doing. and then the president has a lot of other requests to china. it wants china to be helpful with north korea. the president has tried to stake out a hard line with china and wling blinked when he he said china and taiwan are one country. to even get on the phone with china, the president had to say he did support the one china policy. so this is definitely an effort to move the conversation. >> currency manipulation, jobs, trade, david, these are the kinds of populist messages that really resonated with a lot of voters during the campaign, argue wably those are some of t major reasons donald trump is in the white house today. how real is the worry that all of that is getting lost amid the incessant conversation about russia and ties to russia and th
MSNBC
Nov 20, 2017 10:00am PST
? a lot of experts in the region think in order to really try to pressure north korea, china has to do more. china has to sanction north korea more. at this point, that hasn't been announced that there are any imminent moves toward that end. president trump casting this as some of the most significant sanctions to date, kasie. >> kevin barron, can we dig into one of those points kristen was just making, how north korea ended up off this list in the first place. can we walk through a little bit of the context for that decision and what's different now? >> the context is simply that it was an effort to try to bring north korea to the table back then. the thought was that there was some daylight. what's happened since then, as everyone knows, the regime continued to pursue both a nuclear weapon and the capability of an intercontinental ballistic missile to deliver it. we kept hearing they would increase sanctions and we knew the state sponsorship was coming. the real question, will it have the desired effect? the ultimate desired effect according to the trump administration is complete
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2017 10:00am PDT
policy test so far, north korea. >> i like him meeting with china, leaders from china, meeting with people in the area. i think you can get a lot done through allies and through talking. hey, the future, what's her problem? apparently, i kept her up all night. she said the future freaks her out. how come no one likes me, jim? intel does! just think of everything intel's doing right now with artificial intelligence. and pretty soon ai is going to help executives like her see trends to stay ahead of her competition. no more sleepless nights. - we're going to be friends! - i'm sorry about this. don't be embarrassed of me, jim. i'm getting excited about this! we know the future. we're going to be friends! because we're building it. whattwo servings of veggies? v8 or a powdered drink? ready, go. ahhhhhhhh! shake! shake! shake! shake! shake! done! you gotta shake it! i shake it! glad i had a v8. the original way to fuel your day. >>> today heightened tensions and a military buildup talking about the u.s. and north korea with the u.s. navy flexing its military muscle conducting drills with
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2016 7:00am PST
, they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody. it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. they have no idea. >> at least he didn't say a 400 pound guy sitting in a bed. also coming under friendly fire before his nomination made official. the head of exxonmobil scrutinized over his ties to russia and a seemingly close relationship with vladimir putin. some gop senators suggesting they're a no for confirmation. >> it's not like vladimir putin and rex tillerson are pounding down vodka, they're not close friends but anybody in president trump's cabinet, particularly the secretary of state, the fourth highest ranking person in our government, that person will be advancing the interests of the u.s. everywhere. >> not like they're pounding back vodka at the nearest bar. national correspondent peter alexander is covering the trump transition. how deep are the rifts within the inner circle for and against rex tillerson? >> save the pounding back vodka for the rest of us. donald trump was filled with praise in terms of comments about rex tillerson, both on twitter part of
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2017 10:00am PDT
we also have to understand that it's in china and russia's interests to lever the united states out of south korea and ultimately away from our relationship with japan. so this will be a very difficult set of discussions with north korea. >> if we engage in talks with north korea, this rogue nation, how does that discourage other countries from doing what he has done? >> it doesn't discourage it, but the point is that starting in 2002 once we declared an axis of evil, we said -- president bush said that we can't let the worst countries have the worst weapons. it was a challenge. we were focused on the middle east, north korea already had a head start in the nuclear weapons program. they took up the challenge and now they have the weapon. so the situation is different. we have to do what is best for the american people and our allies. and it's true, it would be better if a rogue nation like we branded north korea doesn't have nuclear weapons. but the fact is they do. so we have to recognize that and deal with it it. can we strengthen the nonproliferation regime? yes, we could try to
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2017 10:00am PDT
first critical face to face meeting with china's president. we will remind you why this might be an awkward meeting. we start this hour with chaos in both chambers of congress. a live look again here at the u.s. senate where members are in the process of blowing up the last remnants of the judicial filibuster. a series of votes collectively called the nuclear option. the bottom line confirmation of judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court but also greater distrust and acrimony in the senate. meanwhile, over in the house, chaos in the intelligence committee. its chairman recusing himself from all matters related to the russia investigation. an ethics committee is now investigating allegations that congressman nunes made unauthorized disclosures of classified information. chairman nunes calling it all a left wing witch-hunt. kasie hunt pulling double duty on this thursday covering both stories on capitol hill. we have jake sherman and dana and e.j. let's start with these votes which started this morning and for viewers and listeners, thwe want to walk them through the process. a clotur
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2017 10:00am PDT
overseas trip as he fes his biggest foreign policy crisis yet. can he convince countries like china especially to step up against north korea's nuclear threat? >>> also, on the brink. the u.n. security council holding an emergency meeting this afternoon as north korea taunts the u.s. after successfully launching that missile that could reach the u.s. mainland for the first time. are we heading toward a showdown? and erhardt evidence? investigators uncover a never before seen picture and say it could prove that amelia erhardt survived that attempt to fly around the world. is it proof positive? we'll get to that in a moment. >>> first, we start with president trump's big mission abroad which moments ago we learned will include secretary of state rex tillerson. the two big storylines, north korea and the president's friday face-to-face with vladimir putin. this morning, president trump had a quick exchange with reporters as he was about to depart for his first stop. >> what about north korea? >> doing very well. >> reports and analysis now. we start with our nbc reporter, peter alexand
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2017 10:00am PDT
do? how will france cooperate with all of these areas with china? and what do you think personally of mr. xi jinping? how do you want to work can with china? and what do you think of mr. xi jinping? >> he's a friend of mine. i have great respect for him we've gotten to know each other very well. a great leader. he's a very talent man. i think he's a very good man. he loves china, i can tell you. he loves china. he wants to do what's right for china. we've asked him for some assistance with respect to north kor korea. probably he could do a little bit more, but we'll find out. we're now working on some trade deals. he's been very nice. he's as you know, let beef go back in. certain financing go back in. credit card financing and various other things go back in at my request, which is a great thing for our farmers, so a lot of good things are happening. but we're going to be working on some very major trade components. but president xi is a terrific guy. i like being with him a lot. and he's a very special person. okay? thank you. >> translator: i got to meet him in the margin of the
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2017 10:00am PST
minister abe and president trump had a closed door meeting this morning, presumably they talked about china. they also probably talked about jobs, perhaps even the tpp as well. after this joint news conference they're going to hop a plane to mar-a-lago. it will be the first time that the president has used his summer home for diplomatic purposes. let's listen in, president trump, prime minister shinzo abe of japan. >> prime minister abe, on behalf of the american people, i welcome you to the very famous white house. you honor us with your presence. this is one of our earliest visits from a foreign leader, and i am truly glad that it could be from such an important and steadfast ally. the bond between our two nations and the friendship between our two peoples runs very, very deep. this administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer. we are committed to the security of japan and all areas under its administrative control, and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance. the u.s./japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the pacific region. it is import
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2017 10:00am PDT
series of economic issues. you look at where he is on janet yellen on the export/import bank, china and currency manipulation, these are all things that are very different from what we heard again and again at his rallies, particularly on the currency manipulation front. you're getting to our reporters around the world but on china, on the currency manipulation, this is an explicit move by the president to work to take currency manipulation off the table as he told cara lee and her colleagues in "the wall street journal" and put pressure on china to put pressure on north korea especially as we look ahead to what could happen saturday morning there and reports of a potential show of strength if you will from north korea. so very busy, lot to discuss. i'll let you get back to it. >> if you were donald trump you wouldn't call that a flip flop, you might say that's strategy to get the north korea problem solved? >> working for the president you might, but the bottom line a reversal from his prior position. >> no kidding. halle, we'll stay with you as long as we can. if you have to duck out
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2017 10:00am PDT
pressure and try to continue to work with our allies. we've had i think positive movement on china over the past five months of this administration. we'll continue to work with them and others to put the appropriate pressure on north korea to change this behavior and this regime. >> does the president see motion cow as the aggressor in this? >> yeah, that's part of the reason there are sanctions, until they are out of eastern ukraine. we're going to continue to have sanctions on russia, we believe that that is ukraine's -- a part of ukraine, so therefore until those sanctions will remain, it was something that came up with the president today, we'll continue to -- >> the senate sanctions have not been moved to the house? >> we're going to wait and see what happens in the house before we weigh-in on that package. it's not just that package, i think there are other areas of that package that we need to work with the house and senate on, if it comes back, depending on how it's handled in the house, that we have to address, as is usually the case, we won't have a statement of administrative
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2017 10:00am PDT
of. i will say this, i think china has been working very hard. >> patrick, let me start with you. a lot of folks suspected one of the reasons the trump administration dropped this massive bomb in afghanistan was to send this message to north korea. what do you say to that? and if not north korea, then who else? >> the message really, all the messages are being sent to china right now, because china is the decisive player. they're the ones with influence over north korea. the trump administration has sent mixed messages to china. until the bombing of syria and this recent bomb was dropped in afghanistan, in the chinese media the talk was how trump was a paper tiger. he had raised the one china policy and questioning it, and backed down. he raised the question of china is a currency manipulator and backed down. now maybe some of these moves in syria and afghanistan have changed that calculus. the tone in the chinese media does seem to have picked up on that. >> they seem to take him more seriously? >> yes. at least they're trying to figure out how serious he is. >> gale, i want to sho
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2017 10:00am PDT
china, an editorial in a state-run newspaper there suggests that the country should remain neutral if north korea strikes first. however, it also had this message for both countries. quote, when their actions jeopardize china's interests, china will respond with a firm hand. we have reporters in new jersey and stretched out across the pacific, as well. kelly o'donnell following the president for us from bridgewater, new jersey. bill neely in seoul, south korea. matt bradley in tokyo. and miguel almaguer in guam. kelly, o., let me start there with you in jersey. we understand that president trump is going to be meeting with two top members of his foreign policy team today. what more can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well, craig, it is a summer friday, and we know what that means in the trump white house. there is always action happening. and we will have the president meeting with secretary of state tillerson, the u.n. ambassador, nikki haley this afternoon. hr mcmaster, national security adviser. we're also told that here in the sort of temporary white house offices where we
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2017 10:00am PDT
have just heard moments ago, china, their central bank has told their other banks, that's a massive banking system to immediately stop going business with knot korea. >> president trump says that the treasury department will have wide authority to impose the sanctions, we should also note this hour, we are expecting president trump to once again speak with reporters, he is holding continued talks there with the prime minister of japan, shinzo abe, again, that's expected to happen this hour, when it does, we'll take you there. > msnbc's kelley o'donnell is there. >> reporter: by trying to control revenue that goes to north korea, that is directly in proportion to their ability to continue to militarize, work on their nuclear program, to have the resources to do the kinds of things we have seen over the last several months, with two dozen various types of launches and tests and all this provocation, so money is at the root of how you have a strong military, so these sorts of sanctions and restrictions are important. to see china taking new action, you saw almost a surprised response f
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2017 10:00am PST
. remember this white house has made a big deal about leaning on china to try to get them to do more to stop their economically dependent neighbors, the north koreans, from developing their nuclear technology, their ballistic missile technology. if, indeed, the report, which have been airing quite regularly on fox news and other air waves about possible smuggling. that would be a violation of u.n. sanctions. a big deal for the short tweet from the president for the lengths. >> going back to general flynn and the russian investigation here, what would prompt -- what would appear to be this new approach to the investigation and how the trump legal team is going to treat general flynn? >> well, their a proech has been all along that they are fully cooperating with the investigation itself. but on december 1st, we got a gigantic piece of news. when general flynn pleaded guilty to a relatively minor charge. the assumption throughout washington, and you have to assume this, the assumption by the president's legal team, is that this plea deal was part of a deal where he is providing information to
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2016 7:00am PST
the foreign policy plans for china but let's begin with breaking news on that deadly warehouse fire in oakland, california. we just learned from officials that 36 people died in that blaze and they expect the number to rise. the cause of the fire still unknown. and recovery efforts have been stopped because the building is so unstable. >> just after midnight, we had some crews doing some surveilling and reconnaissance on the next door roof and noticed a slight lean in the parapit at the top of the exterior wall. for us as firefighters working under a wobbly potentially collapsing exterior wall is extremely dangerous. >> nbc's steve patterson is outside of the warehouse. >> reporter: the death toll increasing from 33 to 36 people. this was already one of the worst fires if not the worst fire in oakland history in a place that's known for fires. the 1991 oakland hills fire killed 25 people and that number already 36 and the most heartbreaking thing to hear on scene is they certainly almost assuredly expect that number to increase as they continue to comb through the building. the next
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2017 10:00am PST
insults for gladry as he attempts to win over china to help advance his agenda. will it work? >>> and senator assault. rand paul's neighbor pleads not guilty to assault charges as the kentucky senator reveal also how badly he is hurt and the motive remains a mystery. >>> it is a tale of two plans though at a critical phase for tax reform for republicans. this is a live shot of the house ways and means committee. currently marking up its tax reform bill. later today, we're expecting to see the senate version as an exodus of republican congressmen continues today. after tuesday's electoral setback, the party needs a win on tax reform. instead, they have competing tax plans that diverge in a number of significant ways. >>> a big one according to "the new york times" is that president trump's highly touted corporate tax cut will be delayed by a year in the senate plan. despite it all, however, house speaker paul ryan says republicans are on track for final passage by the end of the year. >>> yes, there are details that are being ironed out in the committee process. that is exactly how the
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2017 10:00am PDT
a much more intensive but behind the scenes conversation with china. and i'm not sure these kind of public statement, which certainly i think cast the president as someone who doesn't do business as usual and will be impressive to people who have really been critical of past efforts. i think it is going to create i think more difficulty for the diplomas going forward. and i might add not that the north koreas don't deserve those words. it is just the tactical question of whether it is the best way to proceed. >> ambassador burns, do you share that sentiment? >> i think that president trump is certainly right to say it. he he should say as all american parking lights have said that if we are attacked the united states will defend our self, our ally, our forces in the region, our country. no question about that. i think president trump was also right to call out those countries that are trading significantly with north korea and not helping to coerce north korea, move them towards devotions. that was a message to russia and to china. but the united states has never -- our best preside
MSNBC
Jun 2, 2017 10:00am PDT
me now, former senator max baucus, who served as u.s. ambassador to china from 2014 to 2017, and alice hill, former special assistant to president obama and for ta senior positio president obama's climate team. alice, let me start with you. as someone who worked very closely on the paris accord with president obama, what was your reaction yesterday when you found out that president trump had decided to withdraw? >> this was a crushing blow. i don't think so much to the obama administration as to the american people as well as the rest of the world. the purpose of the accord is to stem these impacts that we' already experiencing, and by shredding that accord, we have condemning ourselves to more heat, drought, wildfires, floods. it is a tragic decision, in my opinion. >> a lot of folks are surmising that part of president trump's motivation here was playing right to his base, to strengthen his prospects in re-election terms, overwhelming number of americans say that something must be done about climate change. there are the numbers there, 67%. how do you suspect this is going to p
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2017 10:00am PST
direction. the other things president trump had to say and obviously he's going next to china where he's going to have that three-day summit and he'll talk directly with president xi. he was complimentary. he said they've been trying to help solve the problem. he also of course is going to have that meeting with president putin of russia when he goes to vietnam help says they can be a key player in all of this. now, having said all of that, the president is not without his commentary on u.s. military strength. he's already visited two military bases while here in asia. he talked about the unparalleled strength of this military. he gave a reminder that there are three aircraft carriers and a submarine that are in this area. so the real question that a lot of people here are asking is which of the president trumps is going to show up at the general assembly. will he maintain this more moderate tone throughout the course of this 12-day trip. cat katie, i've been talking about this. a local survey, two-thirds of the people here think donald trump is dangerous. so they obviously have a v
MSNBC
May 1, 2017 10:00am PDT
holding a number of talks with the president of china. he hosted him at mar-a-lago. he's also reached out to other leaders in the region. the president of the philippines, which is creating a lot of controversy today because of his human rights record. but the strategy is to turn up the heat on north korea to abandon its nuclear provocations. the reason that the president is saying he would be open to meeting with kim jong-un i think is a part of that broader strategy. but katie, it's also important to point out this white house has been adamant that all options are on the table. that includes military options, and they haven't ruled out a potential preemptive strike. >> did this answer come out of left field? because this morning, reince priebus was asked if the president would meet face-to-face with kim jong-un. he says not right now, i can't see that. but not right now. it's not going to happen unless kim jong-un is willing to disarm and give up what he's put on the mountainsides across that country. so reince priebus said one thing, donald trump is saying another thing to bloomber
MSNBC
May 12, 2017 10:00am PDT
the one belt, one road forum in china. and what you hope to get out of that. >> so america first didn't mean america alone ever. so what we have done is advanced the president's agenda in national security by strengthening alliances by burden sharing. americs dot have to bankroll everythi, and our allies and partners are grateful for the president's leadership in asking them to do more. so there's an alliance in which each of the members are doing their fair share. the president has done a great deal to strengthen our alliances. and america first didn't mean america not leading. so for america to secure and advance its interest, that requires american leadership. and so the president's leadership has been welcomed in all the places that we'll be visiting on this trip. and his agenda, i think he laid out in the campaign, is being operationalized and implemented by his cabinet with the assistance of our team in the white house. >> two questions. first -- [ inaudible ] -- and also to nbc news yesterday, the president said that general mattis and his other generals would be announcin
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2017 10:00am PDT
sanctions. this rare case in foreign policy where the u.s. is on the same page with china and russia. imposing sanctions against north korea for its threatening missile launches. the u.s. managed to coax china, russia and the rest of the u.n. security council to unanimously agree on a billion-dollar bite out of north korea's export revenue. following two icbm tests at the beginning and end of july. north korea not taking that punishment well. threatening the u.s. the country's official news agency issued this statement. there is no bigger mistake than the united states believing that its land is safe across the ocean. nbc's kristen welker joins us from bridge water, new jersey, where she is with president trump, who is on his working vacation. or as he would say, he's not on vacation at all. but we'll talk about that later. kristen, i understand that president trump spoke with secretary rex tillerson today, what, an hour-long conversation? >> reporter: an hour-long conversation, which included the newly installed chief of staff, john kelly. sort of underscores the new role of the chi
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2017 10:00am PDT
his column this morning. they would much rather prefer to have china do the heavy lifting here. that it's in china's interest. i think it's part of the messaging strategy. the reason they gave me an exclusive interview was to get some focus on the messaging strategy, which is china, step up, or we'll step in. and that's a very dangerous situation. we also talked candidly. we're not talking about thousands of casualties. we're talking about hundreds of thousands or millions of casualties if it's a shooting war on north korean soil. >> yeah, so we have been talking for a while, david, about how there is no good military option. in fact, no not just are the military options not good, they're pretty awful, and they are deadly. so you do write in your column today, and i like the way you start it. here's a contrarian thought. president trump had the right instinct to insist china help resolve the nightmare problem of north korea. make your case. >> well, i think that president trump's instinct after campaigning angrily about china, china's economic rape of the united states. he called it
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2017 10:00am PDT
. their meeting will be about north korea certainly and notably china's president is not a part of that but president trump and president xi will have a separate meeting. the fact you've got japan and south korea meeting with president trump minus china, there are a lot of diplomatic signals in that, that suggest china needs to do more. the president is frustrated with china not doing more to prevent further case from the north and we'll see how that plays out. day is late and we're six hours ahead of new york and washington, so not much left on the agenda but very substantive meetings on this first day with the president and first lady here in hamburg. >> kelly o., thank you. let's get back to keir simmons for just a moment. just after 7:00 in hamburg, germany. you can see the pictures. we don't have keir simmons just yet. but you can see the thousands, tens of thousands who have assembled. keep in mind according to keir a significant number of the folks you see there are members of law enforcement as well. they were fully anticipating this massive protest here ahead of the g-20 so it
MSNBC
Feb 13, 2017 10:00am PST
russia and china. china is the key to this. president trump's conversation with the leader of china just last week is being seen as significant, but in the end this missile test and north korea developing a missile it says is a medium to long range missile, more sophisticated than previous tests, north korea says, as well as there was a political message here, aimed directly at the new administration, it's no coincidence people think the missile was fired towards japan, falling into the sea short of japanese waters at the same time as the president was meeting with the prime minister of japan and the world is watching to see how washington responds and particularly how president trump responds. his response over the weekend limited perhaps cautious but how will this play out in the weeks and months to come? because the real fear is that north korea is vowing to develop a long range missile, a nuclear capable missile able to reach the mainland of the u.s. >> keir simmons in seoul, south korea. elliot engel the ranking member on the house foreign affairs committee. congressman, good t
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2017 10:00am PST
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Nov 2, 2017 10:00am PDT
others to do even more there. it is both diplomacy and sanctions working together. china is definitely doing more. obviously it's not enough until all of us achieve denuclearization. i think what's really essential to remember about china's approach to this is china recognizes this isn't the united states or anyone else asking china to do us a favor. china recognizes it is in their favor to denuclearize the peninsula. that is because a direct threat like this but also because of the speck to of the break down of nonproliferation regime. what if others could conclude they have to arm with nuclear weapons? that's not good with anybody. i think china will act in its interest but i think it's an area where it is really clearly aligned. >> reporter: you mention that had the world is running out of time. if you could expand on that. earlier this week before the senate general mattis was asked about the process by which the president might use nuclear weapons. he said if we were to detect a potential launch from north korea that is the scenario under which the president might act.
MSNBC
Sep 15, 2017 10:00am PDT
china specifically, i imagine? >> absolutely. they are some 90% of their trade. i think we'll hear about that. i think it really is beginning to affect the debate within japan about to what extent they need to buttress their own defenses. and i think overall, we're dealing with a rogue nation that seems to have put these missiles into production. these are not tests any more. these are not hand-tooled missiles. these are clearly on a production line. he's been firing them off on a weekly basis, far beyond any -- just a military testing program at this point. >> michael, you don't work in this administration but you know about the private considerations that happen during, what you can describe as crises like these. what is the white house mulling over right now as it tries to determine what the next best step is, vis-a-vis north korea? the fact of the matter is, these missiles that appear clear can now reach guam if not far further than that. >> the president, i think, will make north korea a centerpiece of his speech, his inaugural speech at u.n. general assembly next week. i expe
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Jul 31, 2017 10:00am PDT
administration's thinking has been to sort of turn up the heat on china to ramp up pressure on north korea to stop its nuclear provocations. that hasn't been working, chris, as we know. the president has expressed his frustration with china. u.n. ambassador nikki haley tweeting her frustration with china. we know that the president spoke with the leader of japan over the weekend, and that the two agreed to do more, to work together. japan vowing to ramp up its defense systems. and the united states, with that show of force over the weekend, chris, flying essentially a military exercise bombers over the korean peninsula to send a message that the united states won't tolerate more provocations, chris. >> kristen, thank you very much. but for now, let's review what's been going on at the white house that john kelly steps into. the shortest tenure of a chief of staff ever. controversy over a profane tirade by the new communications director. two -- two organizations, police and the boy scouts, apologizing for statements the president made. and that's just the past week. however, to hear presid
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tillerson goes on to china, which is going to be a difficult meeting for him. chris? >> to say the least. andrea, thank you. safe travels back. krig melv craig melvin is up next. >> chris jansing good to see you. msnbc headquarters in new york, just a few minutes from now we are expecting to see president donald trump and german chancellor angela merkel, the two holding a joint news conference on a day in which the white house so embroid in what the "new york times" calls a "full blown international incident." our government has had to answer to the british government for perpetuating a false claim during thursday's press briefing, some british reports are characterizing that response as an apology. the claim with which they took issue our oldest, closest ally helped president obama spy on then candidate donald trump, in a statement the british intelligence agency naming, named by the white house, called that claim "nonsense." we've got reporters and experts with us right there. we also have kasie hunt on capitol hill, andrea mitchell sticking around, she is of course nbc news's ch
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have reached an impasse with china to get them to put more pressure on north korea. how are you going to get them to and what is president trump going to say to president xi on that issue? >> we did have a pretty good exchange on north korea. i would say the russians see it a little differently than we do. so, we are going to continue those discussions and ask them to do more. russia does have economic activity with north korea. i would also hasten to add, russia's official policy is the same as ours, a denuclearized korean peninsula. there is a difference in terms of view of tactics and pace and so we will continue to work with them to see if we cannot persuade them as to the urgency that we see. i think with respect to china, what our experience with china has been and i have said this to others, it's been a bit uneven. china has taken significant action and then, i think, for a lot of different reasons, they paused and didn't take additional action. they have taken some steps, then they paused. there, i think, in our own view, there are a lot of, perhaps, explanations why those pau
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charged against nine current or former state employees. china returned the underwater drone it seized from the south china sea last week. it was returned after friendly talks and they say they will continue an investigation into the unlawful seizure. many people see the incident as them trying to test president-elect donald trump. >>> the white house just days before the november election used -- this is extraordinary, used the so-called red phone to warn the russian government of vladimir putin to stop interfering with the u.s. election. i've never gotten to work with her before, cynthia mcfaden. red phone? this is extraordinary. >> it's great to be with you. let's show you what would happen, determined to stop russian meddling on the day of the election, one of the president's senior advisors told him to take a harder line, and the u.s. even contacted the kremlin directly with a method of communication traditionally used in times of crisis. >> this morning, nbc news learned of a rare and highly classified event that occurred days before the election. both nonpartisan career officers
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with the president of china very soon in florida, and that's another responsibility we have, and that's called the country of north korea. we have a big problem. we have somebody that is not doing the right thing, and that's going to be my responsibility. but i'll tell you, that responsibility could have been made a lot easier if it was handled years ago. >> before i move on to the king, can i ask you if the chemical attack crosses a red line for you. >> it crossed a lot of lines for me. when you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line. thank you very much. >> your majesty, if i could ask about refugees. your country has born the brunt of the crisis in syria. the president has signed travel bans that would block syrians coming to the u.s. if that goes into effect, what would the impact be on your country? >> as the president pointed out, most syrian refugees want to go back to syria. and we're working with the united states a
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that country diplomatically. china has taken some steps to put pressure on north korea but not enough if you talk to a number of foreign policy experts. for example they haven't cut off oil shipments. they haven't imposed all of the sanctions that they can possibly impose. there is still more than china can do. president trump has talked tough against north korea. he has referred to leader kim jong-un as little rocketman. that made a number of foreign policy experts very nervous essentially concerned that he was escalating the situation, but we didn't see that type of rhetoric on display when he was overseas in asia. instead we saw that kind of behind the scenes diplomacy that you expect from a president. in terms of whether or not that has actually convinced north korea to stop its nuclear provocations clearly the latest round of sanctions hasn't yet. president trump has said that all options are on the table. i can tell you when i speak with officials here within the west wing they say they want this to be resolved diplomatically because the military options are few and far between
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, saying look this is a disrespect to china but china is doing a great job. craig? >> hans nichols for us, thank you. steve clemens, let me bring you in and put the tweet back up there, steve because this is president trump's tweet a short time ago. earlier today i should say. north korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor china by shooting off yet another ballistic missile but china is trying hard. steve, that tweet seems to imply that north korea is china's problem. what do you make of it? >> right. it's showing how erratic donald trump can be and how naive because the notion that china is going to share our same degree of strategic concern is a real problem and not correct. so i think that it is something where china is not going to basically take on north korea in a kinetic war and donald trump has repeatedly said if china is not going to do something, then the united states will. that he will. and so he's sort of fudging off of that right now. the one thing i would add to hans nichols' analysis, which is always excellent, is that u.s. senators, the 100 u.s. senators
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players who was recently detained and released in china along with a couple of teammates for shoplifting. here's specifically what the president said on twitter this morning. again, it started before 5:30 this morning. he wrote, it wasn't the white house, it wasn't the state department, it wasn't father lavar's so-called people on the ground in china that got his son out of a long-term prison sentence. it was me, he writes in all caps. too bad. lavar is just a poor man's version of don king without the hair. just think, he adds in a second tweet, lavar, you could have spent the next five to ten years during thanksgiving with your son in china with no nba contract to support you. remember lavar's shoplifting is not a little thing. it's a really big deal, especially in china. he punctuates that tweet simply writing, ungrateful fool. this is the latest in a back and forth -- a fierce back and forth between these two men over the course of the last several days. ball earlier this week speaking out, in effect saying he wasn't thanking the president that he had something to do with
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message to china and north korea. >> yeah. >> using twitter today. north korea apparently responding with their own threat as well. what can you tell us? >> threatening to go nuclear essentially, craig, as this situation, obviously, you're seeing tensions rising in the korean peninsula. the u.s. navy moving a strike force closer to the korean peninsula, a closer signal to knock it off and the president's tweets about this, a message not just to north korea but china. i'm not sure if we have them but essentially warning that hey, if china doesn't get on board we will as you see it here, solve the problem without them and then in a later tweet linking trade talks with ina to their interactions and their involvement with north korea. so it is some messaging out of the trump white house but there are questions from people about hey, does this mean, you know, trade is now linked to our national security priorities when it comes to the korean peninsula? what do you do if china doesn't get on board with the trade negotiations as you want them to do? does that signal sort of more aggressive actio
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the sea of japan. what message is that sending to north korea, and is it sending a message to china, as well? >> the "carl vinson" strike group was supposed to do to australia. instead it went to the korean peninsula, on the sea of japan. china will take some confident from that. this is a warning to north korea. but in 2010, the u.s. was going to send the "george washington," another nimitz class carrier sbosh into the yellow sea. china was opposed and we didn't do it. this is going to be an issue going forward. the "carl vinson" could easily go to the yellow sea if the trump administration wants. >> they said they'll act alone if the chinese don't help them. was this unilateral missile strike in syria a message that we will say it and follow up with actions? >> that is when xi can jinping was in mar-a-lago, standing next to trump. that is a message to china if you don't do anything, we will. president trump in that financial times interview said that china, we would like to have you on our side, but if not, we will act alone. and thursday night, trump acted alone. >> where does ru
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arsenals and shouldn't tweet about the drone in china. this is kind of like the -- >> what do you make of the argument that the trump transition is making that this is a time to get around this president, to ensure that he has an ability to succeed and has the support to lead this country as many we' ? we've seen that before trying to make the transition as smooth as possible. do you think it's time to rally around him or time to second guess him? >> i think you've got to represent your constituency and your experiences and got to question what he's doing. as far as i'm concerned, i represent a district that needs a lot of federal aid. i think if you put all this money into the nuclear weapons, you're not going to have money for wic and snap and important programs. big opportunity cost in the budget. i think you have to question his priorities but i don't know he's serious about the nuclear. bob gates said we should modernize and maybe that's strengthening but the big question is, does he have the temperament to have the nuclear codes and that's going to be dependent as bob gates
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. you remember that the paris agreement was essentially built on a bilateral agreement between china and the u.s. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. now if the u.s. pulls out, the question is what will china do? what will a country like india do, which is invested so heavily in solar? will it go back to coal if the u.s. pulls out? and how will anybody know what's going on in china, because china likes to say it's reducing emissions, but it's not very big on transparency. and having the u.s. part of that agreement helped keep the foot on the chinese to be transparent how much carbon emissions they were emits. those are those impacts. then there's the diplomatic impact. we are going to join syria and nicaragua, the only two countries that haven't agreed to join this. what does this do to our reputation around the world with countries that agreed to get into this because we said we would reduce our emissions. then there's the question of jobs. the president has said he wanted to get out of the paris agreement because it was a jobs killer. well, tomorrow he's going to hear from some of
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of talking about his china agenda, they're having to clean this up. >> and starting this statement, by the way, mentioning trade and the economy, and how well that his administration has done in forwarding the economy. that was also an unusual start to what was a very important statement. i wish we had more time. reverend al, thanks to you. larry sabato, ashley parker, ron nehring, i appreciate it. and kelly o'donnell, of course, at the white house for us. >>> the attorney general says the evil attack in charlottesville meets the legal definition of an act of domestic terrorism. but could police have done more to prevent the violence that occurred? >>> and the rise of hate groups. just how prevalent are these groups? does a tragedy like charlottesville only help them recruit new members? there's nothing more important to me than my vacation. so when i need to book a hotel, i want someone who makes it easy. booking.com gets it. and with their price match, i know i'm getting the best price every time. visit booking.com. booking.yeah! >>> just a short time ago, president trump affirmi
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the north korean nuclear ambitions in check. he's been working with china, speaking with president xi last night, talking about this same issue. so day by day, different topics. but this afternoon, having the u.n. security council ambassadors from all 15 countries invited. that was pretty notable. >> thank you so much, kelly. let me go to kasie hunt. so i want to read a tweet for you. trump today, the wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs fr pring into our country and poisoning our youth and many hers. if the wall was not built, which it will be, the drug situation will never be fixed the way it should be. do congressional republicans want any part of this as it goes to the complex negotiations that they have upcoming? >> when you talk to congressional republicans about this, it's not as though there's opposition to increasing border security. that's been something that republicans have been wanting to do for a long time. frankly, a lot of democrats have gotten on board with when they wrote that immigration reform bill. it included quite a bit of money for this project. but
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of china coming to mar-a-lago last week, situation where is it's not clear what the u.s. is asking for or how it intends to exert its authority to make it happen. that's what you're seeing the president try to do in realtime. sometimes he and others in his administration have offered conflicting ideas. >> david brody, let's move another white house battle involving health care. i want to play just a bit of this back and forth about health care and tax reform. take a listen. here it is. >> who is to say that tax reform doesn't fail the way the health care bill? >> it's going to be tough, but you have a lot of people that have their own agendas. but health care is very, very difficult. >> so we continue to hear that there are these talks going on between members of congress an the white house on health care. how far from consensus are republicans on this, david brody? >> there's two fights going on. as it relates to health care, they're pretty close. i just spoke with congressman mark meadows, the leader of the freedom caucus. and there's a sense something is going to get done relati
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china the world's biggest polluter look like some kind of environmental champion. there is china and the eopean union today agreeing that whatever the united states decides,t will go ahead and the european union praising the chinese. remember, it's not that long ago that the chinese were the climate change deniers. >> yeah. >> and they switched and now they're in a position of global leadership and as mitt romney said yesterday, this isn't just about the environment, this is about american political leadership and the world. and a lot of europeans feel that the united states today will take a step back from that. there may be caveats, but the headline will be, u.s. pulls out. and i think, you know, european commission president jean-claude junker doesn't know what he's doing. the vatican said this is a slap in the face. it's a disaster. i think, you know, whatever the caveats are the headline isn't so good junker had an excore rating speech yesterday ripping into donald trump saying he didn't understand it, hasn't read the documents and he can't just walk away from it. it's in german
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. plus, family matters. new questions about first daughter ivanka trump's business boost in china the same day she dined with the chinese president at mar-a-lago. and o'reilly out? another woman claims he sexually harassed her. could he be fired before he returns from vacation? i'll talk to the reporter who broke that story a few hours ago. >>> we start with that misplaced aircraft carrier. the administration just a short time ago answering questions about the claims it had made just last week about the "uss vinson" heading to north korea as tension was ratcheting up. in fact, it was headed in the opposite direction. and that the tough talk from the administration officials, including president trump, appears unfounded. moments ago, the white house resolute that it got nothing wrong. the carrier group is eventually headed to north korea, they said. >> we have an armada going towards the peninsula. that happened -- it is happening rather. it was heading there, it is heading there. so that remains -- [ inaudible ] >> if there's an impression, then that's not -- there should haveeen clar
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china. a lot of issues that will be a part of the economic plan of the new trump administration, but this was a hearing that did not have as many fireworks as we have seen, but some of the other nominees. wilbur ross is not in opposition with trump on many issues, and those areas of common interest are far greater and far more to the core of what the trump administration hopes to do. wilbur ross is 79 and is seeking this position with the hope of trying to increase growth to north of 3%. that was his goal today. craig? >> kelly o. for us there. again, we are going to keep a very close eye on all four of these hearings that are happening right now. commerce secretary, hhs, u.n. ambassador, and the epa. of course, as you can see, that room empty right now. but we're keeping a very close eye on those hearings as we approach the lunch hour. but we also have some breaking news right now. >>> chris jansing is live for us at the white house with the update on the condition of former president george h.w. bush and his wife now, as i understand it. chris, what can you tell us? >> this is conc
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faces. and not just from russia. also from china, where ambassador baucus knows quite well the capabilities of the chinese military, as well as iran and north korea. president trump was playing with fire on this one, and he got his fingers burned and came off of it pretty quickly. at least he took the words back. >> former ambassador to china, as the admiral just suggested, do you agree with him, and is the president not taking this seriously enough? >> i do agree with him. china has one goal, and that's to be as powerful as it can be in virtually -- without worrying about its consequences of the world. at all costs. and russia, i think, is the same. i believe, too, that our president, i hate to say this, but i think he's naive. most presidents think they can persuade heads of state that they are -- they are smarter than the previous presidents. and i think we're naive. we get played by putin. we get played by president xi, as we just have to be much more clear-headed, much more realistic than we have been. >> and then it puts his people, his staff, in this bizarre situation. b
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