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MSNBC
Feb 10, 2017 6:00am PST
his tune when it comes to china. he plans to honor the one china policy after earlier suggesting it was open for negotiation. we'll get a team of reporters from around the globe with the latest details. we are live in beijing. what have you learned about this between president trump and the president of china? i feel like there's been saber rattling for months about one china, not so much, then a call and it's a maybe? >> reporter: this is a complete 180 for president trump. it was weeks ago he said the one china policy was open for negotiation. from china's point of view, this had to happen. he had to honor the one china policy. there are few issues more sensitive to beijing thand taiwan. the call is being well received and she appreciated it. trump recognized the risks of not backing down from a fight he started were simply too high and would stand in the way of real issues like trade, the south china sea and north korea. it's not clear whether china had to give up ground in breaking this deadlock. this was a major concession by president trump. >> i want to take you from beijing
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2017 6:00am PDT
position on china. >> president xi wants to do the right thing. we had a very good bonding. >>> at this hour syria's president giving his first interview since the air strikes. will he change course our fight back? >>> is a white house shake up coming? the president hangs steve bannon out to dry again and a republican congressman says this about sean spicer. >> he needs to go. i just don't think he's serving the president well. >>> we begin this morning with president trump and the changing positions in the past day alone. it's hard to remember any politician in recent memory shifting positions on so many issues so fast. allies are trying to keep up. before we get to them i want to take you through four major reversals in the past 24 hours. china, candidate trump had been consistent. >> to instruct my treasury secretary to label china a currency manipulator. they are a currency manipulator they are grand masters of currency manipulation. >> but after meeting with the chinese president, trump said the opposite, they are not currency manipulators. then nato. >> nato is obsolete and w
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2016 6:00am PST
is. we're talking about china, japan, encroachments in the south china sea. we really know nothing about his approach in a non-business sense. yes, that's what confirmation hearings are for, but the american people, donald trump has to set forward what he's expecting, what kind of skailt he's going to be, and what kind of position he's going to take forward. >> you think he gets confirmed? >> the issue when you talk to democrats is they really didn't want their battle to be over rex tillerson. they'll say, we wanted this to be an idealogical battle. now we have to square off in terms of business interests and deep ties to russia. this definitely isn't where they wanted to be and the stand they wanted to make. we're not just dealing with rex tillerson. we're looking at a cabinet chalk full of business executives and senior military figures. they kind of don't know where to go in terms of who to block. donald trump has once again presented them, he continues to confound people with his choices, with his policy approach, and i essentially think he's pegged them into, we're going to ha
MSNBC
Jun 30, 2017 6:00am PDT
. versus china, then the fight to have going forward is where business is moving and that's the internet. then that would be get behind google and amazon versus alibaba and ten cent, a fight about aluminum and steel is a fight that took place in the '80s. that's the past. >> well, that's a perfectly fine argument to make, but that's not what donald trump ran for president on. that's not what he was elected on. he was elected on hardcore nationalist program and it's pretty hard to sort of say, well, you know, this is not what the voters voted for. it really is what the voters voted for. donald trump promised effectively a trade war with china when he was on the campaign. now he's been talked out of some things. he really was on the precipice of getting out of nafta. that was all set to happen, it was going to be a big speech announcement, quite dramatic. that was a last-minute decision to get out of nafta. so really if trump does go in the direction of tariffs he's actually executing on what he promised on the campaign. >> the question is did those campaign promises, are they goi
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2017 6:00am PDT
to meet with the president of china. and then along came this. how did it come together so quickly? >> reporter: well, first of all, this is obviously his first test on the international stage and they believe he met it successfully and you're right. it was about 4:00 yesterday afternoon he had landed here in florida when he got this briefing. now, as hans will tell you, the pentagon always has a range of options available. we're told that he was presented with three of them yesterday and that two of them were of particular interest to him. that he asked a lot of questions. that there was a meeting that included secretary tillerson. the nsa's mcmaster. that it was long, involved, that it was in depth. and he finally made the decision. when the air strikes were going to happen, they went into a secure room at mar-a-lago. and by the way, also people back at the white house via video conference. there had been over the course of that 72 hours, stephanie, a growing level of confidence about two critical things. number one, that it was assa thatas behind this. number two, it was likely
MSNBC
Apr 10, 2017 6:00am PDT
from russia and china's perspective is they all know that america is willing to strike and use force. they use that to their advantage. so having done this, it may be a psychological boost to president trump. it may be some sense of justice to other people who are watching it, but it's not yet a policy. >> bill neely, weigh in, russia and iran are now issuing their own threats. if you look at the financial markets' reaction they're basically saying russia tough talking, but this is political theater because the markets aren't moving and normally they would take a leg down after you hear from places like russia or iran threatening us. what can you tell us about these threats? how real are they? >> yeah. the threat from russia, iran and the lebanese group hezbollah is another red line and there are a lot of red lines being thrown around because nikki haley at that special emergency meeting of the u.n. security council threw out another although she didn't call it a red line but the days when the united states would not intervene after chemical weapons, those days are over. so, you know
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2017 6:00am PST
should be denied admission to the united states. >> you have so many countries already, china, pakistan, you have so many countries, russia, you have so many countries right now that have them. now wouldn't you rather in a certain sense have japan have nuclear weapons when north korea has nuclear weapons? >> we just simply cannot back away from our commitment to see a reduction in the number of the weapons on the planet. >> another one came in today. this wikileaks is like a treasure-trove. >> i never believed the wikileaks was a credible source of information. >> i'm sorry. what? my panel is back. i need help. megan murphy and ann hayworth. congresswoman, i want to start with you. in theory it is great to have differences of opinions and he is choosing cabinet members that he's going to butt heads with or are these potential cabinet members simply giving answers to get themselves through the hearings? >> well, certainly i know mike pompeo terpersonally. i was in the house of representatives with him you could not have a finer man of accomplishingment and character. he is a we
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2017 6:00am PDT
was that about? >> he did. we were in the middle of a discussion about china, actually, and his relationship with president xi and he just kind of stopped interrupted himself and handed out to the three of us, my colleague steve adler and steve holland in the room, an electoral map which he said had the latest information from his victory in november and it was filled with red representing the states and parts of the states that he won and he was very proud of it. it just sort of came out of nowhere, which reflects how much the election remains on his mind even five months after it happened. >> all right. jeff standby. i want to bring my panel in. governor urlic, former governor of maryland you're the only -- you both are elected guys. this is kind of crazy. the degree to which reporters continue to say they're in the middle of a conversation with donald trump about some substantive matter and he makes a reference to his electoral victory often an erroneous reference, this providing of documentation is a new one? >> there's a refreshing aspect to this too, by the way. he says wh
MSNBC
Jun 16, 2017 6:00am 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. >>> in just minutes, president trump is scheduled to depart the white house for joint base andrews and then fly down to miami where he will announce changes to u.s. policy on cuba marking another departure from the obama administration. nbc's kelly o'donnell is already in miami. kelly, walk us through this. what kind of changes specifically are we talking about and will americans still be able to travel to cuba? >> well good to be with you, stef. there are big changes. this is one of trupresident trus attempts to reverse an obama policy which eliminating things that have to do with travel and commerce with cuba. this is a policy he will unveil in the heart of miami's cuba district and with the help and support of senator marco rubio who was among those who ve
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2017 6:00am PST
it's made in china. according to recent figures in 2014, the minimum wage in china is so low that crow could pay four chinese workers for every one american worker. and that is not all. i want you to look at this one. this baby bib sold in the trump towers says trump tower on it made in peru. in 2014, minimum wages there amounted to 228 bucks a month. that's more than $1100 here. that means you could pay five peruvian workers for every one american. and i've got one more for you. this shirt. here you go. long sleeve t-shirt made in pakistan. trump, in 2014, the minimum wage was even lower in pakistan. you could pay ten pakistani workers for every one american. that could be why donald trump products have been made overseas. and i want to share another. >> if you want other companies to make their products in america, shouldn't you make your products -- >> they don't make a lot of these products. they don't even make them here anymore. >> they certainly make t-shirts here. >> we reached out to the trump organization for comment but they've not gotten back to us. many of you reached
MSNBC
May 1, 2017 6:00am PDT
been a different story and they are actually moving closer to china, moving away from the united states. i think this was the wrong signal at the wrong time. >> what the philippines does boast is beautiful, big trump towers, trump real estate developments there. president trump does know the philippines. what do you make of this invite. >> it's troubling for many of the reasons that jeremy brought up. trump has now a record of cozying up to the strong men leaders, whether it's vladimir putin, erdogan in turkey. duterte is an insurgent populist who is who's popular but revels in his reputation as a thug. when we talk about thousands of people killed, people killed the a drug war where people are killed on the streets. "the new york times" did an amazing profile earlier this year was in the country for even just 11 days and they saw 17 scenes of people just shot down on the streets. this is a man who has openly talked about throwing people out of helicopters. we are really making a signal here that in a quest for some type of pragmatic foreign policy, really hard to understand strategy as
MSNBC
Apr 11, 2017 6:00am PDT
quote it, north korea is looking for trouble. if china decides to help, that would be great. if not we will solve the problem without them. u.s.a. his remarks following some pretty aggressive threats coming out of pyongyang. janis is across the boarder in seoul. do you sense there is more to this than the typical saber rattling? >> reporter: north korea warned today of catastrophic consequences in response to the u.s.'s decision to deploy the strike group to the korean peninsula. we will hold the u.s. wholly accountable for the -- for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous action. north korea is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the united states. we have to remember this is an imrtant month in nth kea to mark key annivsaries and there's speculation kim jong-un is preparing for the sixth nuclear test. president russian seems to be ramping up to halt the nuclear and missile testing. publicly china has committed to nothing beyond corporation with the united states. u.s. officials have said all options are on the table when it comes to north korea, bu
MSNBC
Nov 22, 2016 6:00am PST
to revive something amongst themselves. china has its own deal going with about 14 countries. we're going to have to work hard and fast to try to revive some of the deals he says he wants, bilateral deals. the united states sknun other country as opposed to multilateral deals. i'm hoping in that rhetoric, it's replaced with some deals. otherwise, people will stop buying u.s. exports as well as us stopping importing other people's goods. that will cost consumer goods to go up in the yunls. >> he weighed in on energy. if you think about the campaign promises to all of those coal workers in an industry that ain't coming back, take a listen. >> i will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of american energy. including shale energy and clean coal, creating many millions of high-paying jobs. that's what we want. that's what we have been waiting for. >> many millions of high-paying jobs. let's do a little math. the highest number of oil extraction workers, oil and natural gas, he said shale. this is much bigger than that. the highest number is 2014, 538,000. right now because o
MSNBC
Jan 26, 2017 6:00am PST
because it's going to be taxed coming from china? the tpp, basically a trade deal with china, that's off the table. nafta, that's a different story. let's face it, the largest trading partner the u.s. has is canada. the nafta agreement is a canadian, u.s., mexican deal. there's 9 million u.s. jobs in 38 states dealing just with canada. those states, their largest trading partner is canada, softwood lumber, nat gas, you name it. if we're going to be messing around with tariffs, that's not necessarily good for north americans. looks like the xl pipeline back on. remember, that was a really good e idea to take oil from the refineries in the southern u.s. do you really want to tax that oil? it's strategic. we're waiting to see the granularity of donald trump's signals. he has signalled he m not have to tear up the nafta great, just modify it. he also said if i don't like what i'm seeing, i'm tearing it up and starting from scratch. >> that press conference with gop leaders, mitch mcconnell and paul ryan has just wrapped up and i want to take you to kasie hunt live in philadelphia. kasie,
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2017 6:00am PDT
the slow start that he got because of his china sale and reported tension with reince priebus, which exploded into public view in the last week or so. he's definitely got a strong personality and he's doing this sure he's empowered by the president right now because he is the new guy on board and he has pledged loyalty in a variety of ways. so for the moment, he's in power. >> he is certainly empowered by tpt. he's not reporting to reince priebus. he's reporting directly to the president. in terms of free-wheeling, think about this for a moment. on friday when anthony scaramucci stood at the podium, he said i'm not going to be starting at the white house for a few weeks because he's got a conflict of interest. you mentioned the sale of skybridge. the company has not yet been sold. it's not clear. months ago, we learned when he wanted to join the administration, he was selling skybridge. >> his stake in it. >> dan nathan of cnbc even wrote selling a fund of funds, this is like a true financier business. you are not investing directly in hedge fund. it's a fund of funds. he's in the pr
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2017 6:00am PDT
china, canada versus mexico, whatever he does, they used to work in the schoolyard for him seems to still be working for first six months, it's backfiring now. >> what could it cost them? president trump is no stranger to spite. you mentioned ken frazier, singled him out as a hero here. when i think of a guy like jamie diamond, who between deregulation, getting rid of dodd frank tax cuts, the president trump's pro business agenda could benefit a guy like jamie diamond to the tune of billions. could president trump now punish these guys? you know he's embarrassed. >> yeah. he's absolutely humiliated. this is -- his identity was draped around these business leaders as the first ceo to be commander in chief-this has really stripped that from him. losing those big names, yeah, you did see him selectively pushing accounts, people that favored him and you could see in aerospace and pharma and other businesses they were upset and felt they all needed to be there. he tried to drive a fissure between bill ford and mark fields, let alone ford and gm. they're nervous about that before. now the
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2017 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Dec 12, 2016 6:00am PST
. questioning the long-held one china policy. >> i don't know why we have to be bound by one china policy unless we make a deal with china. >> today, china fires back. >>> also breaking this morning, retaking aleppo. syria's military claims that government forces now control more than 95% of its biggest city after a relentless bombardment over night. >> and back here in the states, an arctic blast. thousands of flights cancelled, roads blanketed in snow, and a massive winter storm stretching from the midwest to the northeast. >>> we're going to begin today with a different kind of storm, a tweet storm, maybe? no, with the president-elect making more headlines worldwide with his talks about china and russia. meanwhile, back at trump tower, there's a new slate of meetings set for today. among those on the list, west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, and former texas republican governor rick perry. both under consideration for energy secretary. and guess what? you're in luck because we have got it all covered for you this morning with an all-star msnbc team. and i want to take you fir
MSNBC
Jun 22, 2017 6:00am PDT
at the g-20 meeting in china where president obama confront eed president pun and made clear the united states would not abide russia's interference with that element of our election process. now, what is under investigation right now -- >> except they did. >> what they did do is hacked into the dnc and selectively released e-mails from people like john podesta in an effort to benefit the trump campaign. that has raised a bunch of questions about did the trump campaign know about all of this? there's certainly some indication they did. did they actively collude on all of this? that's something bob mueller and others are investigating right now. and that is worthy of investigation. the real problem we face right now, stephanie, is president trump, because of his fragile ego, refuses to acknowledge that russia was involved in some of these activities, that russia did try to engage in an effort to benefit the trump campaign. he unquestionably did that. that is the conclusion of the 17 u.s. government intelligence agencies. so there should be no debate about this, but there should be
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2016 6:00am PST
china and japan and say it's a delicate dance in terms of what i'm trying to extract. don't mistake the power of putting these people in front of cameras to pull back on how much they're going to charge for a new air force one. >> he's doing this while he's not even in the white house yet. i mean, in business week this week, you sit down with jamie dimond, who during the election, he thought hillary clinton was going to win. he is one of the most well-known beloved bank ceos, but that industry has been persona non grata for the last eight years with elizabeth warren sitting where she's been. if you're jamie dimond who is now in the mix, heading the business roundtable, what's your take on all of this? the most surprising part of that interview, and jamie dimond was a hillary clinton supporter, he didn't think donald trump was going to win, and he as recently as september said he did not think a single wahl street executive would be confirmed to be in the administration. we have three goldman people going in. he said i was completely wrong on that. we talk a lot about, is this a rese
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2017 6:00am PDT
three new trademarks from china that she could be selling spa services, jewelry, handbags, on that same day that evening, ivanka and jared being the son and daughter -- daughter and son-in-law of the president and being two of his closest advisors, well, at mar-a-lago they sat next to xi jinping and had dinner with him. this list that's going higher and higher, the lack of transparency, possible conflicts, when does the rubber hit the road here? >> well, it hits the road when the republicans decide that it is not in their interest to keep supporting trump. the demonstrations, more than 100 peaceful demonstrations over the weekend, were not focused on trump. he's never going to change. they were focused on congress and saying you -- members of congress if you want to stay with trump you're going to get voted out. what we're seeing going on in the white house now, is a total lack of transparency. they tightened up on releasing information, they're not going to release the visitor logs, all sorts of federal agencies have stripped data that's no longer readily available, and what you're see
MSNBC
Jun 2, 2017 6:00am PDT
countries. china may be cited as another example and some other countries, not numerous, though. if such attempts to guide someone to dictate their will from outside the country, will continue, they will be detrimental to international affairs. but i reiterate in closing this response, this would come to an end sooner or later. >> so the reason -- one of the reasons the question is relevant because the united states views this as a matter of its national sovereignty and as does the uk, as does germany, france, so it keeps coming up over and over and what they say in response to the question of where is the proof, is that this type of disinformation campaign is intentionally difficult to find hard core proof of. it's -- it's other factors. what the experts say this codn havbeen faked, it's not one factor, that's "the apprentice" it's 100 factors that point to russia. they say it's the forensics, digital fingerprints, ip addresses, malware, enzippion keys, pieces of code that all of them point to russia and none of them points to anyone other than russia. >> translator: what fingerpri
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2016 6:00am PST
, including saudi arabia, the uae, and china, countries we have complicated foreign issues relations with at the least and there's nothing prohibiting from continuing to operate companies in those countries while negotiating with them as president. what have past presidents done? almost all recent presidents have put their assets in a true blind trust even though the law didn't force them to. jimmy carter, ronald reagan, both president bushes and bill clinton did as well. the one exception, president obama. almost all of his money was kept in boring old u.s. treasury bonds. donald trump says do not worry. he no longer cares about his businesses. not once president. >> if i become president, i couldn't care less about my company. it's peanuts. >> asking us to put some blind trust in him. we're going to stay on this throughout the transition, including with our next guest, a good friend of donald trump and a fellow casino owner. he has spoken to donald a few times since the election already. spoken to him every week for the past 16 years. we'll find out what is donald trump's first pri
MSNBC
May 2, 2017 6:00am PDT
a two china policy, stepped into that in the transition period and backed away. i am certain he does not know that kim jong-un has never met with a foreign head of state, never left his country as far as we know. this would be the most unprecedented breaking of -- >> oh, mike doesn't know. pay me $2 any time someone says unprecedented on this program. >> oh, darn. >> yes. i have the 2. a jefferson $2 bill. but the thing that you would hope is the whole, smart people will inform him so at least he could talk to his ambassador to south korea, the person he appointed to be undersecretary of east asia and pacific affairs, there are none, he doesn't have those people. he talked from the gut. he has to try to dig is way out of it. his adviser will say it's part of an overall strategy. it's not. i don't know how dangerous it it is or increase killings in the philippines, it might, i don't know if we'll get anywhere with north korea, i doubt this meeting will happen, but speaking from a place of ignorance clearly. >> some advisors. others have said they see no point in all of the talking the
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2016 6:00am PST
developed a censorship tool that could allow it back into china. the world's second largest economy after a seven-year ban. >>> and in a tradition that dates back to 1947, president obama will give his final turkey pardon this afternoon. while only one turkey will get a formal presidential pardon, both tater and tot will be saved from the thanksgiving table. i'm pretty sure you can't eat it once you've named it. the markets, kicking off a day after a record, i'm talking about universal record high. the dow jones broke above 19,000 for the first time ever. and a first for the s&p 500 trading over 2200. i want to get more from msnbc's ali velshi. >> santa came out it was that exciting. 19,000. just to put this in perspective, we have a dow board. the s&p 500 reflects what more people have in their 401 k, it also hit a record. for perspective, if you invested money in 2005, for the next ten years until 2015, every year you averaged 6.5%. the return was 6.5%. this year to date we're at 7.78% right now. that's a good market. it's not -- it's not blowing the lights out, but it's blowing t
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2017 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Jan 3, 2017 6:00am PST
twitter. last night, he took to twitter to take aim at north korea and china. it's a sign that he's really starting 2016 in a very similar -- 2017, i should say, in a very similar way that he ended 2016, which is with these tweet storms. but political analysts speculate thatehind the scenes, he may, in fact, be having more complex conversations with these companies and, of course, foreign entities, as well. he will be holding more meetings here at trump tower today, as he continues with his transition. >> i'm not sure that's the case. if gm is right and he's not getting the basic facts right about where they make this car. but tillman, you and i have spoken about this in the past. this is the ceo president-elect. listen, he's gone after boeing, we've seen it with lockheed and we've seen wit carrier. and you take this as a positive, this kind of action? >> i do see it as a positive. first off, because he tweeted about them today and didn't say nice things when they ask him about it later today. he's going to say, they're the best company in the world and they're so wonderful and ther
MSNBC
Jul 17, 2017 6:00am PDT
china where low wage laborers have limited ability to advocate for themselves. and her company lags behind many in the apparel industry when it comes to monitoring the treatment of the largely female workforce employed in factories around the world. mike, how do you promote made in america when your own family makes so many products overseas and won't even provide a statement in the case of ivanka trump's companies about what promises they've gotten from the companies who manufacture their products. >> clearly this is fair game to be discussed and they should have a response to that. i think the way to promote this in a way is to rise above this. start doing something bigger. don't get into this back and forth on ivanka trump's where her hats are made or where donald trump's products are made. do something big. the things that will bring manufacturing back in america are cost of labor, but also cost of energy. for example, nominees are held up, if you could bring them in, energy infrastructure could be moving again. those appointments need to go through. i think what the president a
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2016 6:00am PST
interested in china. one easy way to take the problem off the table is to do what every prdz and most senior leaders in the country have done and say i'm completely removing myself from control of my wealth. >> do you actually believe he will do that? he will set up a real blind trust? >> i don't. i don't. look, i see no -- i have seen nothing since the man was elected to suggest that he is changing in tone, which is actually very disappointing to me. right out of the box on his victory speech, he talked about infrastructure. some of us said thang submitst'g we can work with him on. thehe brings steve bannon to the white house, no, i don't have a lot of confidence he's going to do that. >> tell me about one appointment of a man you know, mike pompeo. you sit on the intelligence committee with him. what do you know about him? what's he like. >> i know mike very well, and i consider him a friend. two things about mike pompeo. one, he's a decent guy, a hard-working guy, a smart guy, and he knows the intelligence community. the second thing i will tell you about him is i pretty much
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2017 6:00am PDT
an insurance firm in china once that became public, the firm backed out and said there is this conflict and we don't want to get involved. we do have some reporting that some talks were under way with saudi arabia. so, maybe, maybe that's where this goes which gets incredibly naughty. you have an ongoing blockade right now reshaping the politics and the history of the middle east. right now as qatar can't get supplies from the areas where it's blockadede it's turning to turkey and it's resetting the political, why is it happening? >> what can be done, ryan. jared kushner can make the argument, i don't have ties with my family business any more. my brother-in-law is running it or and you seen the trump son smile and say we can have no conflicts of interest. >> rex tillerson could be given authority to actually try to solve this diplomatic crisis rather than having kushner intervene. you could have him recuse himself. >> you could have him recuse himself. we'll see if that happens. ryan, great reporting. >>> i'm stephanie ruhle and i'll see you again at 11:00 a.m. with my friend
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Aug 4, 2017 6:00am PDT
head overseas for an nbc special. how china is trying to clean up its image literally and leaving the u.s. behind. lots to talk about on this summer friday. but, first, nbc kristen welker over at the white house. walk us through some of this news related to the special counsel and the president's comments on the russia investigation, which he is calling a total fabrication. administration officials have been out t
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Jul 5, 2017 6:00am PDT
summit where he will have the chance to feet face-to-face with the leaders of china, south korea and japan. that's where he's expected to really press them to try to turn up the heat on north korea. but it comes as this administration is losing faith that china can intervene, can actually get something done. remember, the president has really made that a focus of his north korea policy. he's been leaning on china. he invited president xi jinping to mar-a-lago, for example, back in april. they have had a series of phone calls. white house officials have consistently said that they're fostering a close relationship of the and yet in their eyes china has fallen short. last week we heard the administration slap a round of sanctions on a chinese bank. that infuriated china. and now this tweet today. the president tweeting trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. so much for china working with us, but we had to give it a try. now that tweet comes on the heels of a tweet yesterday in which president trump was saying that china should effectively take a stron
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Aug 9, 2017 6:00am PDT
that's going to make him feel invulnerable. he knows that china has his back. he even has perhaps chinese technology and most advanced missiles and the missiles he tested last month came to the launch sites on chinese transporter erectors. he's probably feeling good and i think that's why president trump in that tweet this morning said there is never going to be a time when the u.s. is not the most powerful nation in the world. that was a message to china about you can't help north korea the way you have. also those comments fire and fury yesterday, probably directed more to ping in china than to kim jong-un of north korea. >> more to china than to north korea. >> absolutely. >> go ahead. >> because ping is in a sensitive political period in the run-up to the 19th party congress in a couple of months. he could lose some power if trump were to disrupt the u.s./china relationship because ping would be blamed for that. >> loni, do you think that's possible that the president's statement was part of a larger strategy that was really aimed at china or do you think that's giving the adm
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Dec 5, 2016 6:00am PST
secretary of state expands. form were utah governor jon huntsman now in the mix. taking on china after a precedent-smashing phone call to the leader of taiwan, donald trump now going after china on twitter. is there a diplomatic strategy at play? and victory. protesters and nate of americans celebrating this morning after the army corps of engineers refuses to allow a pipeline through native lands. but the protesters saying they're not leaving, defying the deadline set today. we begin out west where a news conference is scheduled to begin any moment on that horrific warehouse fire in oakland, california. 33 people are confirmed dead. officials say that number could rise. eight of those victims have been identified. no word yet on what sparked the fire but officials have called in a criminal investigation team as they search through the ashes and debris for more victims. >> we have people around the clock and we will be here for days and days to come. >> nbc's steve patterson is live in oakland. what are we expecting to hear from officials that the news conference we're waiting fo
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Nov 16, 2016 6:00am PST
bank, they don't want to pay $14 billion. >>> to china now, a country that trump has talked a lot about. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> and another number. $950 million. that's what the "new york times" says he owes one of his buildings here in manhattan and the biggest lender, the bank of china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> china. >> a country he says he is going to tough talk to and renegotiate trade deals with, but we know that some portion of his wealth is tied up there. >> i do love debt. i love debt. i love playing with it. >> we only have a small picture of his debt since he has not released his taxes. a sure way to be totally free of conflict of interest, to put his money in a blind trust. what that really means, i want to bring in my friend alley velshi. we've been talking about this, ali. i want to clarify. he doesn't have to put his money in a blind trust. >> he could liquidate it. that is the simplest thing is to do. >> what would that look like? >> it's property and licensing. property you want to get it -- you w
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Apr 6, 2017 6:00am PDT
to allow china to rape our country -- they think we're a bunch of dummies. >> and a war in the west wing, steve bannon threatening to quit after being taken off as the national security council as the power struggle gets even uglier in the white house. >>> and the count down we are just two hours away from the senate decision to go nuclear. plus backing bill. president trump throws his support behind bill o'reilly. >> i don't think bill would do anything wrong. he's a good person. >> as more advertisers pull their money and one congresswoman goes there. >> bill o'reilly needs to go to jail. >> we begin today with the global challenges facing president trump. the attacks in syria and the nuclear threat from north korea pushing him to seek help from russia and china, two countries that have not exactly been america's closest allies. we got the best team in the business to break it down and i want to take you first to chris, i want to start with this visit by chinese president xi jinping. this is the most important international meeting we have seen so far. what exactly are the stakes?
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Apr 24, 2017 6:00am PDT
on that campaign, he said, china is a currency manipulator. he said nato stinks. now he's saying well i didn't know that much about nato, so what is real and what isn't? >> well, i think he had a great statement on the china issue before. he said i can't necessarily go into china and say you need to deal with north korea if i'm also at the same time going to call them a currency manipulator. >> but this one is black or white. either you are a currency manipulator or not. two weeks ago he said oh, goodness, the labor department, well they actually have a scientific model that measures these things and they're not. so all along he said china is a currency manipulator following his economic adviser and now you bring in guys like gary cohn who say, mr. president no they ain't. >> this is part of being president is starting to develop a little more. you're seeing the communications plan for this week, you're seeing a little bit more stability in actually getting the message out, and i think on china, i think he had a great meeting with the chinese president and they're dealing with some ve
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Apr 12, 2017 6:00am PDT
decisive action in syria. he's made tremendous progress with president xi and his visit with china. your job as the spokesperson is to help amplify the president's actions and accomplishments. i think he's had an unbelievable successful couple of weeks. and when you're distracting from that message of accomplishment and that's -- your job is to be the exact opposite, on a professional level it's disappointing because i think i've let the president down and so on both a personal level and a professional level that will definitely go down as not a very good day in my history. >> did the president say ything to you last night? >> i did not talk toim this morning. >> any message from anybody else from the president. >> i don't get into private conversations. again, this was my mistake, my bad that i needed to fix and so i'm not going to get into any additional conversations that i may or may not have had. i mwill just say this was mine. mine to own, mine to apologize for and mine to ask for forgiveness for. >> turning to other issues, do you think the press is fair to you or gunning fo
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Aug 7, 2017 6:00am PDT
, they were passed unanimously, so china, north korea's only ally, also agreeing, russia agreeing, a billion pounds worth of north korean exports being banned, basically, especially coal exports. north korea's economy, stephanie, as you know is pretty fragile already, so this will undoubtedly hit it hard. but i think possibly the most significant thing was a dressing down that china gave very publicly to the north korean foreign minister, so the north koreans are under no doubt that even its one friend china is at least publicly turning against it and that it is very isolated. >> all right, bill. i want to bring in my panel. david rothcop, former rosey edeh or the of foreign policy magazine. shelby hollidaholliday. and crystal ball, author of "reversing the apocalypse." david, this is extraordinary. if you think about this, experts have said the last missile test from north korea could theoretically hit the united states. how much time do we really have here? >> well, i think we only have months. i think it will soon be very clear to everybody in the united states, possibly within th
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Dec 7, 2016 6:00am PST
because they are largely manufactured in china. while there is a benefit there is a tremendous cost which is we have seen our manufacturing base be depleted. most if they have to pay slightly more for goods they buy but have higher wages i think they will take that trade off. i think the important thing here is the global system has been wonderful for people at the top end of the paradigm. the top 1% has done great if you own assets and stocks and real estate. for the average worker who hasn't had a pay raise the present system is not working. smarter trade deals will be one way that we can resustate the american worker. >> the person who didn't get a raise in wages have to go and buy things for at least amount of money as possible. >> i think they care more about the wages than they do about things being cheap at wal-mart. we are for free trade in the trump campaign and president-elect. we want fairness. for example, china which is the biggest example of all, china, we open our markets wonderfully to china. the american consumer often benefits from that. we don't have resperocity m
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Feb 13, 2017 6:00am PST
. maybe that one china policy does make sense? >> yes, i think, instead of, the fact he didn't react to it is a good thing. the problem with his overreacting to things. i think the call to china is important. china is our best leverage on north korea. the u.n. doesn't have leverage on them. i think if he's trying to smooth those borders, that is not a bad thing. this is an issue for asia, the balance to asia. it's the largest trading area of the world. we have to get it right. >> yeah, the president is learning our relationship with china is more complicated, excuse me, than he may have thought. he can't say china is the enemy and the block we need to confront. when it comes to north korea, china is the one leverage point. we don't have a lot of options and won't do anything. if you look at the last presidents, they all tried and could do nothing. >> what are the next steps for the white house? maybe these are signs that the president is opening his mind or his heart or maybe on some level he is pragmatic. >> reporter: i think the restraint he showed over the weekend is an indication
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Apr 14, 2017 6:00am PDT
, officials are hoping that the inclusion of china in this dynamic now might be the game changer. china is stepping up in a way it never has before, if not directly then indirectly, suggesting to the regime it's tired of having the north korea nuclear issue at its doorstep and it wants to be able to move the situation toward talks and that if the regime goes ahead with this sixth nuclear test, that china could cut off its supplies of oil. so this threat coming from north korea's main ally in economic lifeline could be the sort of pressure that's needed in order to ratchet down the tension to a point where it can move in a different direction. chris? >> janice, thanks very much. general so many questions but start with sort of the technical part of this. you just heard her say, look, they see increased activity with this satellite imagery but how certain can we be, if we're going to say we think they're going to launch another nuclear test, we're going to take preemptive action, preemptive action, obviously, with enormous implications, how certain can we be? >> i don't think we're going to
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Jun 20, 2017 6:00am PDT
the heat on china. the president has been talking to the leader of china for quite some time, trying to get him to pressure north korea to stop its recent provocations. this will only strengthen that resolve. the question of military action, i think that would be difficult. of course remember north korea, a country that's trying to develop a nuclear weapon that can reach the united states. so that might be seen as a step too far. but the president has made it very clear all options are on the table. and secretary of state rex tillerson quite clear yesterday that they hold north korea responsible for this death. so there is likely going to be some type of retaliation not just in tone. now, also we are hearing that there is a movement in congress to potentially block off all american travel to north korea. of course, mr. warmbier was there as a part of a tour group that was run through china. so there might be an effort to block all of that completely. th there are also going to be latter calls from north korea to release the three remaining u.s. people being held there. >> thi
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May 8, 2017 6:00am PDT
to take a break. next a weekend trip to china by jared kushner's sister raises major questions about the trump family influence around the white house. but i want to talk about the markets for a moment. right now, wall street is starting the week reacting to the news from france and things are flat. remember, the market was following the polls, expecting a macron victory. we thought we were going to get a big spike in volatility had le pen won. it hasn't. steady as it goes. more on msnbc. ♪ ♪ i'm dr. kelsey mcneely and some day you might be calling me an energy farmer. ♪ energy lives here. adult 7+ promotes alertness and mental sharpness in dogs 7 and older. (ray) the difference has been incredible. she is much more aware. she wants to learn things. (vo) purina pro plan bright mind. nutrition that performs. what are you doing? getting your quarter back. fountains don't earn interest, david. you know i work at ally. i was being romantic. you know what i find romantic? a robust annual percentage yield that's what i find romantic. this is literally throwing your money away. i thin
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Mar 9, 2017 6:00am PST
have a potential meddler on their hands. when jon huntsman was ambassador to china, president barack obama's first a.m. bambassador china, he would be spotted out speaking mandarin and attending democracy rallies and someone that mixes things up, whether in republican primaries or serving as a diplomat. this would be his third tour. he was ambassador to singapore then under obama ambassador to china now will get russia. it's a question of how good of a lingist is john huntsman, fluent in mandarin. we'll see how quickly he picks up russian. you did it in 48 hours, you get the alphabet down then you're fine. >> for me it's -- i like spicy food and i also like vodka and caviar, you've got a real global citizen on your hands. i want to bring the panel back here. i want to start with you for a moment. president trump has been critical of jon huntsman in the past and i know we can say that he has been massivally critical of everyone, but he had written, jon huntsman called to see me an i said no. he gave away the country to china. why do you think he would tap jon huntsman for a role like
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May 9, 2017 6:00am PDT
china, first in beijing and then shanghai on saturday afternoon, where she touted her strong family connections as a way to entice chinese investors to invest half a million dollars in a project in a pair of luxury towers the company is building in jersey city. it's through a program that essentially, as you say, gives visas to pple who are willing to inves half million dollars in qualified projects. >> we have seen real estate developers use this before. but the kushner family, have they been working on a deal like this, enticing chinese investors before the trump administration existed? is this something they've always done? >> i don't know about always done. but there is a building that opened a few months ago called trump bay street, a trump-branded kushner luxury high-rise in jersey city that got $50 million in eb-5 visa funding. this is as far as i know their second attempt. they are trying to get $150 million for the program for the new towers in jersey city that they're looking to build. the issue is obviously that the conflict of interest laws prevent jared kushner from doi
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Dec 29, 2016 6:00am PST
in china for a serious hack, and so these tools are available. and these are the kinds of things that the united states could announce this week. on the one hand, the indictment in 2014, you know, communicated to china that this was a core element within the u.s./china relationship, and china has taken some steps in response. i'm not sure, given vladimir putin's very different individual, he sees conspiracies everywhere. you know, this is the right ste for the united states to do. i don't know that it's going to have a significant impact with mr. putin. >> what kind of covert actions are we potentially talking about here, p.j.? there the united states has formed the united states cyber command, and cyber command was set up precisely for this kind of situation. >> are there concerns as they're pondering their options, that thas could ignite a cybe cyber warfare. >> absolutely. no question about that. while we have these growing tools available to us, you know, united states has been very reticent to use the tools because you don't know if it will have the desired effect, if it wil
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Jul 24, 2017 6:00am PDT
, our adversary is china. russia is an adversary but we can't fight both china and russia simultaneously so, just like hillary clinton and barack obama tried to do at the beginning of their administration, if we can at least get on the same page with major questions with russia and train our coalition activity against the chinese menace, that is where i think the trump administration is focused because china, we need china to help us with north korea, which is another huge problem. the world is really in a state of real mess, real chaos. >> then how about getting on the same page as your own intelligence agencies? anthony scaramucci over the weekend again said, well, the president's still not sure about who possibly hacked the election. come on now. whether or not the trump campaign colluded or not, we know they tried to spinterfere. why not simply state that? >> i don't think anybody denies that russia tried to interfere. >> the president. >> the question is specifically what did they do and i don't know if i know or you know exactly what they did do or didn't do. but i d
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Nov 14, 2016 6:00am PST
audi sales event. (bing) >>> let's say china, china, china, china, china, china. i have to have my -- china. >> it was a common refrain from donald trump during the election, talking tough on china. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. >> but overnight, a very different tone. the president of china called donald trump and according to his transition team, trump told him the two leaders will have one of the strongest relationships for both countries moving forward. donald trump already has a long standing relationship with china. a business one. and now there are new calls for him to totally sever himself from his businesses and put them in a real, not run by his children but a real blind trust. why? according to his election financial disclosure forms, trump has interests in at least six companies that do business in china with names like thc china development and if you've visited the business web site trump.com, they're with the suits and ties, many of which are made in china and if children are put in charge of business as he wa
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Jan 11, 2017 6:00am PST
economic growth, we want them to do well, countries like china, and even russia, who no doubt has conducted very nefarious activities in our country. and many has seen in the middle east, the poverty, not like what happens in our own country, where people in cities and neighborhoods have no hope, prime permeates and things occur, and we have seen the same thing happen in the middle east where young people with no hope are attracted to ideologies and end up threatening our own nation. i appreciate the fact that at the national security office, they are not only connected to those who will b deang with our issues of foreign policy and our role in the world, but also focus on those economic issues, which brings me to trade. our country has shown great leadership around the world, rob portman served as our trade representative in previous administrations, and we have talked about what our role will be in that regard, and i think most of us believes that a world that continues to focus on free enterprise and to have democratic principles more and more permeated is a world better for us -- and we
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