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hello, i'm brianna. it is 1:00 p.m. in washington. 8:00 p.m. in moscow. 9:30 in kabul. wherever you are watching from around the world, thank you so much for joining us. tensions are flaring in many places around the globe following u.s. military actions under president trump. take a look at this map. they show where the u.s. military is ramping up its presence. all of this before president trump marks his 100th day in office. at this hour we have brand new video of that massive bombing in afghanistan. what you're watching is the exact moment that america's most powerful nonnuclear bomb dubbed the mrt other of all bombs stru an isis cave and tunnel complex. u.s. military officials defending its use. >> this was the right weapon against the right target. i want to assure the people of
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afghanistan that our forces take every possible precaution to prevent civilian casualties. >> meanwhile in moscow the foreign ministers of russia, iran and syria are reacting to last week's u.s. strike on a syrian air base warning u.s. actions could, quote, threaten the current world order. this as the u.s. faces a new threat from north korea. that country now vowing a merciless response that would leave no survives to u.s. provocation. kim jong-un could hark an important holiday with yet ail nuclear test and if he does there's a chance vice president mike pence could be just across the border when it happens. he is schedule to arrive in seoul on sunday. we are covering this story only as cnn can. we have reporters spread across the globe from moscow to seoul and beioyond. i want to begin with the latest.
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barbara starr who is live with us from the pentagon. this is the first time this kind of bomb has been used in combat. is the military considering this a success? >> for now, yes. when you look at that combat video that the pentagon released early today, you see the impact there in this deep mountain valley in eastern afghanistan. this is a weapon that can take out the equivalent of nine city blocks. what we know is they were going after a complex of tunnels and caves in this area. a very remote region. they were going after a contingent of isis fighters. they feel they got that. they feel there were no civilian casualties, no reports of civilian casualties at this point. and it wasn't about sending a message. it was about sending a message to isis. there are up to some 800 isis fighters in afghanistan and this message is take a look at this video, this is what we can do to you. so they feel at this point it was and there seems to be for
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now no pushback from the afghan government. >> what about this news, barbara, that the defense secretary is going to be visiting the middle east here soon? >> defense secretary mattis, the pentagon announced a short time ago is on his way to the region. let me just tick off some of the countries he's going to. saudi arabia, egypt, isreal, cutter and jabudi where there is a u.s. base where there is a good keel of counter terrorism effort being launched out of that base in north africa. saudi arabia egypt and isreal they'll be talking about security in the region. it may be additional stops for secretary mattis in the region that they will not announce at this point but we're going to have to wait and see. >> barbara starr, i want to get to jessica schneider. she is in west palm beach, florida. this is near the president's mar-a-lago resort.
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so much going on. how is the president monitoring all of this? >> brianna, we know that several national security council staffers have traveled to mar-a-lago with the president this weekend. we know that they'll be keeping him briefed and informed of situations happen around the world perhaps. we do know that while it isn't the white house itself, mar-a-lago the resort does have a secure room for the president to receive classified information, secure area where he can get all this information from his national security council staffers. we know that it does have video conferencing technology as well as other classified features. in fact, this was the same room where president trump was located when those syrian strikes were happening just last week when he was here. obviously president trump keeping abreast of every situation through his national security council. interesting to note that right now president trump is once again hitting the golf course. our photographers have captured him at the trump international golf course right here in west palm beach. we know this is actually his 17th trip to one of his golf
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courses since he took the presidency. >> jessica and barbara, thank you. president trump was asked this morning if the bombing in afghanistan was meant to send a response to north korean dictator kim jong-un and here's what he said. >> i don't know if this sends a message message. it doesn't make any difference if it does or not. north korea is a problem. the problem will be taken care of. >> cnn alzaexander field is in seoul. she is following the escalating tensions. >> washington is prepared for the possibility of another nuclear test, a sixth. [ inaudible question ] -- nuclear test. the president is getting regular update updateds on the situation. mike pence makes his way to the region. he'll be stopping in seoul south korea and also tokyo where he'll meet with leaders to discuss a
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variety of options on the table when it comes to confronting the nuclear threat. those options do include a military option as the white house has said that's something that draws a lot of concern for people here in south korea. they do depend on tu.s. but the fear retaliation from north korea. u.s. war ships have been sent as a sign of deterrence. north korea reacting strongly to the presence of those strips saying strategic nuclear equipment threatens global peace and that it could bring the region to the brink of thermo nuclear war. strong words from pyongyang. part of the pop propaganda that they've put out. the day before the most important day on the north korean calendar. that is the day of the sun which co
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commemorates the founder's birthday. we know pyongyang has taken the opportunity of having this holiday to plan other provocative actions around it. they consider it to be a show of stre strength, a message to the world and we know the world is watching. >> thank you. russia, syria and iran nightunin their criticism of the -- in a joint press conference russian foreign minister says we confirmed our position. it consists of the condemnation of the attack on a sovereign state and it consists of -- very big words there. cnn senior international correspondent matthew chance has been following that story. he joins me now from moscow. this was a warning. >> it was. it was a warning. it was a strong show of unity from syria's military allies
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that despite the pressure they've been put under by the u.s. missile strikes on that syrian air base last week they're still standing shoulder to shoulder no. sign from either the kremlin or from iran that they're prepared to back down on their syrian ally. rex tillerson, secretary of state, has come to moscow in the past few days and had been pressing the kremlin to try to turn their back on the syrian ally, but no sign of that happening. as well as that show of unity. very strong words are coming from the foreign minister in a joint press conference. sergey lavrov said we should respect the sovereign tand said taechls taec attempts at regime change will fail and he was talking about missile strikes last week and said that would not deter the russians from standing shoulder to shoulder with bashar al assad. >> you think back to russia's
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annexation of crimea from ukraine and calling for respect of a state is something that lavrov would have been on the receiving end of. >> that's right. there's a saying that hip oki hk crass see. you're. they did violent the territory of the sovereign t-- they've alo been engaged in a brutal conflict. so yes, the critics would say it's very rich that moscow would take a different stand to syria. nevertheless that's its position. they've invested millions of dollars in bolsters their ally bashar al assad and despite growing tension for them to distance themselves from
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jack got full replacement and now has new pants he ordered from banana republic. visit and see how affordable renters insurance can be. cnn has new video of the very moment the u.s. dropped that massive bomb on an isis target in afghanistan. this is the moment of impact. it's a weapon that is the mo powerful nonnuclear bomb the u.s. has in its arsenal. you're witnessing the first time it has ever been used in combat. according to afghan officials, this blast killed 36 isis fighters, no civilians they say. it also wiped out three tunnels
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used by the terror group and it destroyed weapons and ammunition. joining me now to discuss, we have david gregory and colonel leighton. he's a cnn military analyst and a former member of the joints chief of staff. first off the word from isis is they're saying there were no casualties. your reaction to that? >> i think that's patently false t.'s pretty clear somebody had to have died. the reports from the afghan government and the coalition know that 36 died so far. >> so why are they saying that? to minimize it? >> and a uls think that it shows that they believe that if they say that it didn't hurt anybody then they can have a greater effect in their propaganda wars. >> it's become clear, david, that while president trump was told, i mean notified that this was going to happen that this is something that the military has had some -- had more latitude in making decisions and in a way maybe informing the president
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they're going to do something. perhaps they know it's in line with whatever his goal is. but this is a change. >> well, i think there's some debate about that. just among our colleagues here who are former military at cnn, i think there's a feeling that if there had been a situation that arose and good enough intelligence for a restricted area to use the moab bomb, during president obama's time they might have done that as well. there are unique challenges that are presented by the fact that you have not only the taliban but also isis fighters in afghanistan. my goodness, we've had troops there since 2001. so any opportunity to use this kind of ordinance and spaer tre lives of our soldiers going into a remote area on a search and destroy of isis fighters would be welcome. if it was effective that's great. there's no question there was an added benefit to making a political statement to those who might be watching this new administration to see that it certainly isn't afraid to use
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force against isis which was promised to do. syria was more unexpected. now we have this problem with north korea. >> observers want to know what the bigger picture is when it comes to donald trump and his foreign policy. let's go back to his campaign promise who o what he would do. >> i know more about isis than the generals do, believe me. i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> i mean, isn't that sort of what we've seen? so what do we take from what we have heard? and what do we take from what we are seeing now? and what can we piece together about where this is going, if anywhere? >> from my standpoint as a former military person, i think donald trump is learning that the military can actually be trusted. that they are competent. in fact, he's even said as much and that they are capable of carrying out missions if given the direction and given
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unfettered abilities to carry out missions that they're been charged with. >> what's the down side? >> the down side is they can get carried away with it and i think frankly with the george b. bush administration i think he trusted the military too much. it sounds a bit strange for a military person to say that, but i think there were a lot of military people that let georw.h down. give him too rose of a picture when it came to iraq and afghanistan. >> there's a lot of continuity in this policy. that's the other thing to remember. take i a clip from donald trump on the campaign trail where he sounds both ill informed and over military. if you boil that don't of course he doesn't know more than generals. he conceded a lot of ground to his generals and put in place a really good national security team and we're seeing that in terms of the advice that he's getting and the actions that he's taking. but president obama of course
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initiated this policy against isis. primarily a bombing policy working with the iraqis, putting special operators on the ground and isis continues to be degraded in terms of its strength over and hold of an actual -- >> but the situation in afghanistan had deteriorated as we saw moving out of the obama administration. that was sort of the ending le see of the obama administration. is there a bigger strategy here? is this a repudiation? is it too soon to say? >> we have a new -- we're approaching two decades in afghanistan. and it's really, really hard. because the idea of counter insur jen see worked to a point. you have elements of cor rupgds -- corruption that doesn't control the country side. i think these are hard problems
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and i don't know that president trump or his team have worked out how do we affect this policy going forward. i think the issues with afghanistan and neighboring pakistan and india are separate from some of these issues that he's going to deal with more acutely with isis in syria and iraq. >> i think all of that is actually quite true what david is mentioning. the key thing here is that, you know, when you have a situation like this, you've got an opportunity to develop a completely new strategy. i agree that we haven't developed that. >> are we going to see that though. >> i think we have to see that. >> is this part of that? >> this is a great way to start it. if you take the different pieces and put them together, the more aggressive approach in syria, the more aggressive approach with north korea, all of these things become part of a larger more aggressive stance which president trump kind of alluded to during his campaign. >> and if you're going to drop a huge bomb, if there's an opportunity to do this and it sends a wider political message beyond just afghanistan, but if
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you have isis fighters in afghanistan who are starting to join forces with the taliban, you've got to root that out. i don't think the military would have used this bomb if they didn't have really good intelligence about what was there, who was there and how contained it was to use this kind of ordinance in terms of what it does. >> thank you so much. colonel leighton, david gregory, really appreciate you being with us. the u.s. military hit isis with this big nonnuclear bomb, the biggest it has in its art n -- arsenal. did this really strike a blow against isis? we're going to have a major report from the region after a break. iati
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. in just one week president trump has launched a missile strike in syria, rerouted the carl vin son and has over -- and the largest nonnuclear bomb the u.s. has ever used. i want to bring in a member of the foreign affairs committee and also an iraq war veteran. it want to bring in congressman john -- a member of the armed services committee. congressman, when you look at this, are you seeing just one data point of a larger picture? is this one reassessment of a mi military strategy? >> as you look at syria, afghanistan, north korea, china, russia, all across the map those countries and others a few different principles shown.
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little more strength with regard to foreign policy. we use a principle called dime in our government and military. it's diplomacy information, military and economics. we have these different countries who over the course of the past few years having testing us and watching each other test us. we're seeing that. and a little flexibility given to our military to be able to carry out the missions they need to do with the resources and personnel they need in order to wind. >> do you think this was the right move dropping this very large bomb? it did kill a couple dozen isis fighters we were told, destroyed three tunnels that were being used to move material. was this the right thing to do? >> well, there's no doubt that we have a very, very powerful military. we have. it's been built up over the last dozen years or more . it showed its strength in all of
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these places. but we have to also be smart. whether this bomb is a smart thing to do will be seen in the days ahead. we just don't know right now. we do know that the smart power has been degraded. that is something we've got to pay attention to and i'm sure mr. zeldin and i would agree that the 2001 authorization to use force in afghanistan is now 16 years old. and a lot of things have transpired. so together with another republican, walter jones, he and i have introduced a resolution that would force the congress of the united states to insert itself into the issue of war and peace in afghanistan and also in syria where that same authorization used force, the 2001, is being used as a legal justification for the action against isis in syria.
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>> congressman zeldin, what is congress's role? it has been left out of the loop on so much for years and years? >> well, a few things. congress has an oversight function. i serve on the house foreign affairs committee. we have the appropriations committee where fund suggest provided for our military. from that standpoint, congress has been involved. when president obama sent the authorization for the use of military force towards the end of his second term, it did result in an interesting debate in the media and the american public and amongst members of congress because it was attempting to actually limit and actually provide additional restrictions on some of his powers. so now you have a new president, new administration, and as far as a vision going forward of the -- >> which he did at a time when there was certainly a war
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weariness among the american public and he was trying to do that for reassurance what the limited military operation would be. congress decided not to get involved in that. so how do you see the role now? >> that is in fact the problem. under the constitution, congress has the limited -- has the authority and the only authority to wage war. the issue in syria back in 2013 and the president obama at the time i think correctly said he did not have the power to wage war against the syrian government. he asked congress for that power. now, this recent issue of the tomahawk missiles, the president cloaked all of that in the war powers act where he specifically said that this was a -- that the chemical weapons were a threat to the united states. that's a bit of a stretch, but let's let that go. none theless -- >> we've seen a number of
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military actions where congress has not inserted itself under the obama administration as well. i mean, where -- >> that's correct. >> and you said the president can't wage war without congress's input. reality would challenge that. >> that's correct. and that's the problem. now, what we need to do, we do have a new president. we have a new president that told his very first days in office the military to develop a plan to wipe isis off the face of the earth. what is that plan? that is critical information that must be given to congress so that we can decide whether we want to pursue it or not. just as he said a moment ago. we did have the authorization. we do have the appropriations authority. but in what context? this is a new presidency. this is a new administration. what is their plan? and what we've seen on the media thus far is multiple plans on
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any given subject. we've seen four different viewpoints on north korea. we've seen four different viewpoints on syria. from the administration itself. so what is the plan? >> i do want to get congressman zeldin in there. >> john has some great insight there. what we've seen over the course of the last few days is an execution of a new administration's policy. i was in afghanistan not too long ago. met with general nicholson. met with both diplomatic and military leadership. in afghanistan where you have in the past when general nicholson and others would be meeting with president obama, he was being asked what do you need in order to not lose? a low risk, medium, high risk? how do we increase our chances of not losing? as we're going to a new administration, what we need is a shift in strategy where we're
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telling our commanders what do you need in order to win. this is just the first few weeks of a new administration, but as we see in syria, a limited targeted -- targeting of infrastructure, not people, in response to a clear red line being crossed. i think was an appropriate use of force on the part of this president. the use of the moab in afghanistan which is cutting off access to tunnels and caves for isis fighters is an important execution on that front. we should be having that debate in congress and working with the administration because the key is that we need to win. we don't want to have a political -- >> but what does the win look like? when you're talking about syria or let's say afghanistan, what does a win look like? >> in afghanistan you have -- so you have a president who won an election. it was the appointed signed off on as the chief executive there. going through an issue with
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their vice president and a criminal investigation is taking place. so it's the stability politically of the afghan government. secondly, it's the training of a began forces to be able to gain control over additional territory over their country. right now they have a little bit less control over geographic territory than what we would like to see. thirdly is you have a number of terrorist groups operating in afghanistan where the afghan government is trying to bring in some of these individuals, some of these groups into their government. some extent that means defeating some of the terrorist threats and with other terrorist groups they're actually negotiating where possible to try to bring them into the fold. a win in afghanistan is one where the government becomes more stable. they're able to control more of their land and they are able to defeat those terrorists that are operating within their own government. that is a lot closer what a win looks like than where we have been over the course of the last few years.
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trying to feel it out as far as where the direction goes. i believe there is a clear victory in sight. it's not easy but i think we know what a win looks like. >> i'm going to have to leave it there. it is a very complicated question. i do realize that. that i was posing. we'll have you on again soon. thank you so much to both of you. n n the white house is charting a new course in afghanistan. it's looking for input. we know that h.r. mcmaster is going to be heading to afghanistan. donald trump said that. income the strategy in that war and whether the mrt other of al bombs makes a zrcdifference if fight against isis.
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. when the us u.s. dropped the morgt of all bombs residents said it was the sound unlike anything they had ever heard before. roads and homes were covered in dust and they could only see a few feet in front of them. cnn international correspondent nick payton wall sh sh is follo the story. what are you hearing? >> isis obviously -- i think at this stage they are not denying that there was a training facility here. they are sort of suggesting that this 2,100 bomb didn't leave any dead. there was 36 tunnels destroyed. i'm sure the body count will slowly rise. you have to imagine the u.s. rr aren't going to drop something that has a unit cost of $16
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million on something relatively small there probably was some degree of message being sent. isis very much on the front in afghanistan after some setbacks after they emerge ds a couple years ago. certainly riding high on disillusionment with the te taliban. but isis a new threat that has always attracted u.s. eair strokes and drone attention. >> nick, one republican lawmaker told cnn that they seemed to be getting their duck in a row over at the white house when it comes to their policy on isis and it makes you wonder is what we saw -- what we saw yesterday in afghanistan part of that? >> as a complete outsider, to be honest, watching donald trump flounder in domestic policy and immigration policy and a failure to overhaul health care it
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appears he feels it slightly more easy to head towards international affairs. you see that with the strike inside of syria, acting on a red line being crossed at barack obama set in place himself. he has competent and experienced secretary of defense and national security adviser. they're surely giving him a lot of relatively simple to pursue options. yes, the bigger question how does he possibly bring in new thinking or policy to make influence the reality of complex problems like afghanistan. that is something that the u.s. has invested vast amounts, over 16 years, its longest war. they're sending general mcmaster there in the coming days to talk with other military leaders. this isn't something that has had an easy solution. maybe they can add more trainers to try and bolster the afghan security forces this isn't something they can fix overnight. >> it certainly isn't. thank you. up next, nikki haley, the u.s.
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this just in to cnn. the trump administration is going to keep white house visitor logs private. this is breaking with precedence set by the obama administration and the white house is saying in a statement, quote, given the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors, the white house will disclose secret service logs as outlined under the -- well, she was once a critic of president trump. she has no prior national security experience. but nikki haley, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has become a prominent face of the trump administration in its first 100 days. one of the most outspoken foreign policy figures defending his world view. cnn jamie is joining me now. you just sad down for a one-on-one interview with nikki
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haley. fascinating. what did she tell you? >> we talked about a lot of things. we talked about how she grew up in a very small town in south carolina. we talked about her relationship with donald trump, how much they talk to each other. more than you would expect. and about her relationship with secretary of state rex tillerson since she has taken on such a big part of the spotlight. but i think where we really started is that no one expected her to really be the star of this cabinet. >> from condemning the chemical attacks in syria. >> look at those pictures. >> to her aggressive stance on regime change. >> strengthening assad will only lead to more murders. >> u.n. ambassador nikki haley has taken center stage as the leading voice of foreign policy in the trump administration. not afraid to speak her mine. >> for those that don't have our
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back we're taking names. >> or contradict her boss. >> russia is trying to show their muscle. i don't think that we can trust them. >> has he ever said to you you shouldn't have said something? >> no, he has not. >> are you surprised? >> i'm not surprised, because he knew that when he hired me that i made it clear i didn't want to be a wall flower or talking head. i'm very passionate by nature. he's fine with it. >> how much of it is coordinated with the white house and the state department? >> well it's always coordinated with the white house. >> you're not going broke. >> no, i would never go rogue. i'm very aware of who i work for. what i will tell you is it's a sign of how this president works. it's not uncommon for him to pick up the foen aphone and tel what he feels. make sure you say this, don't be afraid to say this. he has given me a lot of leeway to say what i think and interpret what he thinks. i'm a strong voice by nature.
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i'm sometimes a bull in a china shop. you know, he >> friends say that same strength and independence served haley well growing up. the daughter of immigrants from india, her father a professor, her mother a lawyer. but the family suffered constant discrimination. >> they had never seen anybody in a turban. they didn't know who we were or what we were growing up you felt it. >> one such memorable moment when she and her sister were disqualified from the little miss beauty pageant which crowned one white winner and one black winner. the judges said they were neither. >> amy no, ma'am said, well, nikki's been practicing this song and it was "this land is
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your land, this land is my land." >> there's the irony of the story. >> it is. my mom said your job is not to show them how you are different. it's to show you how you are similar. >> nikki went on to get her degree in accounting and married and raised two children. her daughter rena now a freshman in college and her son nalin who is 15. along the way she credits two women with her interests in politics. >> your role model, you frequently say, is margaret thatcher? >> yes. if you want something done, ask a man. if you want something done, ask a woman. >> but the woman who inspired you to run was a democrat? >> yes. >> named -- >> hillary clinton. >> one day, she went to hear her speak and she said for every reason people tell you not to do it, that's for every reason that you should. that was it. i was done.
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i didn't know you were supposed to run against a 30-year incumbent in a primary. but ignorance is bliss. >> she became the first i indian-american and first woman governor of south carolina. >> so help me god. >> overnight, she was a rising star in the republican party. thrust on the national stage after the horrific mass shooting at charleston's mother emanuel ame church. >> everyone just wanted to hug her. there is this image of nikki crying. >> and then she won praise for removing the confederate flag from the statehouse. >> a female who ran for governor and beat all the boys. she's always persevered. >> her star-power and clout was nevermore apparent than during the presidential campaign when she endorsed florida senator
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marco rubio and many thought this could be the gop ticket. >> donald trump did not take it well and he went on twitter. the people of south carolina are embarrassed by nikki haley. and not 20 minutes you responded, "bless your heart." what does "bless your heart" mean when you're from south carolina? >> it's a polite way of saying read between the lines. >> it appears trump is pleased with her high public profile. >> is there any tension with secretary of state tillerson? he's been so quiet. he's kept such a low profile. and you've been out there. any awkwardness? >> i think it's just the personalities. he's very much an executive. he's thoughtful in his approach and how he moves forward. i'm one that's not afraid to say anything. you know, i'm not easily intimidated so i can go out and say things. i think we actually compliment
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each other very well. >> it has, however, led to speculation that she might like his job or higher office. >> everybody i talk to said, does she want to be secretary of state? >> no. >> do you want to be senator? >> no. >> are you going to run for the white house? >> no. >> you're not going to run for the white house? everyone thinks you are. >> you know what's amazing, and this has happened my entire work career. is everyone thinks that i'm ambitious and everybody thinks i'm trying to run for something and everybody thinks i want more. and the truth of it is, i'm just passionate. >> but you wouldn't rule out that some day you might run for the white house? >> i can't imagine running for the white house. >> you really can't? >> i really can't. >> she is the only one, brianna, who can't imagine her running for the white house. ask anyone in republican politics, democratic politics, anywhere, they do think that one day she's going to be running
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for the white house. brianna? >> there may be a chance. so what is the dynamic like between nikki haley and donald trump? did you get a sense of that? >> i thought it was interesting. we sat down with her on tuesday. she had already spoken to him on the phone three times that week by tuesday. so they talk a lot. that said, i've spoken to people who worked for her and you heard that trump gives her a lot of leeway. i think he does. i think a lot of what we've seen when she came out about the chemical weapons in syria, that was one day. she made that very passionate speech at the u.n. then the next day, the white house came out and said it. so she trusts her instincts and thus far donald trump likes her instincts. >> and maybe he's the delegator in chief.
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