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president trump promising that a third base of the fill to replace obamacare is on the way. furthermore revealing guarantees that he will include in the plan going forward coverage for pre-existing conditions. >> this has evolved over a period of three or four weeks. now, we really have a good bill. i think they could have voted on friday. i said just relax. don't worry about this phoney 100 day things. relax. take it easy. ti take your time. get the good vote. most importantly we're going to drive down premiums. we're going to drive down deductibles because right now deductibles are so high you never -- unless you're going to die a long, hard death, you never can get to use your health care. because the deductibles are so high. so what i hear you say suggest preexist suggest going to be in there for everybody and we're also going to create pools and pools are going to take care
of -- >> it's not going to be left up to the states? everybody gets pre-existing every they live? >> no but the states will have a lot to do with it. look f you hurt your knee, honestly, i'd rather have the federal government focused on north korea, focused on other things than your knee. or than your back. i would much rather see the federal government focused on other things, bigger things. the state will be in a much better position to take care because they're smaller. >> people with pre-existing coverage are worried. are they going to have the guarantee of pre-existing coverage or if they live in a state that the governor decides that's not part of the health care. that's the worry of the american medical association says to make coverage completely unaffordable. what's unaffordable is obamacare. >> i'm not hearing you say
there's a pre-existing -- >> we actually have a clause that guarantees. >> athena, now the question becomes will conservative republicans get on board with what the president just said? >> that's one of the questions. this whole subject of pre-existing conditions has been a big sticking point. it's moderate republicans who want to make sure that people who have pre-existing conditions can continue to get coverage and coverage that is affordable. that's why you're hearing the president talk about this as a guarantee. we know in this latest gop proposal to repeal and replace obamacare, that kwirequires ins are -- if they allow their coverage to last at any point and there are a lot of other question questions about how the coverage for people with pre-existing conditions will work. bottom line here is that republicans are having a hard time getting enough republicans
support for even this latest proposal. that's why you didn't see them take a vote last peek. take a listen to the president last night in harrisburg pennsylvania talk about how he wants republicans to come together to support this latest effort. >> we're going to give americans the freedom to purchase the health care plans they want. not the health care forced on them by the government. and i'll be so angry at congressman kelly and congressman marino and all of our congressmen in this room if we don't get that damn thing passed quickly. >> so there you heard the president calling out two republican congressmen and all the other congressmen in the room. it's not clear if he was targeting them for a specific reason or if he just spotted their faces in the crowd. i can tell you that those two congressmen he mentioned, congressman kelly and
congressman marino did support the first repeal attempt, the one that failed several weeks back back. it's not clear what their stance is on this latest proposal, but it's clear the president wants to see this get done. this of course is a promise that republicans and he in particular ran on. >> it's unclear whether it's anything in writing for any of them to familiarize themselves on. athena jones, keep us posted. appreciate that. so in that wide ranging cbs interview, the president also had a lot to say about the current north korea crisis. trump offered some candid thoughts on the young unpredictable dictator of that rogue nation and the president described his strategy on north korea as a chess game in which he likes to keep his opponents guessing. >> mr. president, you and the administration said to north korea don't test a missile. they have tested a missile. is the pressure not working? >> well, i didn't say don't test
a missile. he's going to do what he itself to do. he understands i won't be happy. i will tell you a man i like and respect, the president of china, president xi, i believe has been putting pressure on him also. but so far perhaps nothing's happened and perhaps it has. this was a small missile. this was not a big missile. this was not a nuclear test. which he was expected to do three days ago. we'll see what happens. >> you say not happy. what does that mean? i would not be happy if he does a nuclear test, i will not be happy. and i can tell you also i don't believe that the president of china, who is a very respected man, will be happy either. >> not happy mean military action? >> i don't know. we'll see. >> the chinese have been allies with north korea. how can you be sure they're not using this as a way to test you? >> you can never be sure of anything. i developed a very good relationship. i don't think they want to see a
destabilized north korea. they certainly don't want to see nuclear, you know, from their neighbor. they haven't like today for a long time. but we'll have to see what happens. the relationship i have with china, it's been already claimed as being something very special, something very different than we've ever had. but again, you know, we'll find out whether or not president xi is able to effect change. i hope he is. >> why do these missiles keep blowing schnupp. >> well, i'd rather not discuss it. perhaps they're not good missiles. >> you don't want to discuss it because maybe we had something to do with it? >> i just don't want to discuss it. i think you know me very well. you've asked me many times over the last couple of years about military. i said we shouldn't be announcing we're going into mosul. i said we shouldn't be announcing all our moves. it is a chess game. i just don't want people to know what my thinking is. so eventually he will have a better delivery system and if
that happens, we can't allow it to happen. >> what do you make of the north korean leader. >> i really have no comment on him. people are saying is he sane? i have no idea. i can tell you this, and a lot of people don't like when i say it, but he was a young man of 26 or 27 when he took over from his father, when his father died. he's dealing with obviously very tough people in particular the generals and others. and at a very young age he was able to assume power. a lot of people i'm sure tried to take that power away whether it was his uncle or anybody else. he was able to do it. so obviously he's a pretty smart cookie. but we have a situation that we just cannot let -- we cannot let what's been going on for a long period of years continue. and frankly, this should have been done and taken care of by the obama administration. should have been taken care of by the bush administration. should have been taken care of
by clinton. >> let's discuss this now with our panel. cnn senior political analyst ron brownstein, cnn global affairs correspondent elise and author of the book nuclear show down, north korea takes on the world. ron, begin with you. the president zridescribing his strategy in north korea and that he wants to keep people guessing. does that sound as though this is part of good diplomacy or is it something sneelse? >> so many fascinating things you played in that video which i don't think the president distanced himself from the house bill and seemed to go in the direction of allowing pre-existing conditions to be decided by states. on north korea, look, the president supporters talk about is richard nixon's mad man theory. it is better if adversaries around the world do not know what the boundaries are of what
you will do. the problem is i think in this case and in every case, with this president is not only our adversaries but our allies have been uncertain about what he will do and why for example at the same moment that we are having this diplomatic crisis which he has been aggressive in handling, he has also been pressuring south korea on the free trade agreement they have with the u.s. and paying for the missile defense system. kind of contrary pimpulses. kind of the guarantee of international stability. ordinary person this kind of more transactional view of foreign policy. i think those competing impulses vary at play in his reaction to this ongoing show down. >> it also sounds like you're saying it's less of a planned strategy and that he's keeping it -- keeping people guessing not because he has a strategy that he didn't want to reveal but because making modifications as they go along. making up the strategy as they
go along. >> no. look. he has said he doesn't want people to know exactly what he's thinking. i think he does believe that. i guess what i'm asking is if all the pieces fit together in some kind of strategy. why at this moment when you are looking to bolster south korea and build regional coalition to isolate north korea, why choose this moment to also unload on the u.s./south korea free trade agreement? that seems an impulse that pushing against your larger goal in this showdown with north korea. >> senator mccain was on state of the union and also asked about the mixed messages of the president's foreign policy and this is what he had to say. >> it's important to watch what the president does rather than what he says. there are measures that he is listening to these outstanding military leaders and taking their advice. >> all right. elise? >> well, i mean, i think that's true to some extent. he does have a very strong
national security team with general mcmaster, with defense secretary mattis and they're certainly going to direct him in the right course in terms of military action, whether it would be appropriate. but i think the president doesn't really understand the power power of his words sometimes. he is giving messages to kim jong-un, but when he says we could have a potential conflict with north korea, absolutely. i think he doesn't realize that the north koreans might be, you know, prone to take some kind of provocative action to test it. >> gordon, the administration also sending south korea some mixed messages this week. the president, president trump saying south korea should pay the $1 billion tab for the thad missile defense system. mcmaster told south korea that the u.s. would pay for it. so here was mcmaster this morning trying to off some clarity.
>> what i told our south korean counter part that the deal is in place. what the president has asked us to do is look across all of our alliances and have the appropriate burden sharing responsibility sharing. we're look agriculture the that with our great ally. what you've seen, but because of the president's leadership, more and more nations are contributing more to our collective defense. >> sot questi the question of w the billion dollars is up in the air? the question is what will thad on our defense -- what the president has said is he will prioritize american citizens security and interest and to -- but to do that we need strong alliances. but also to do that effectively, and a way that's sustainable, we need everybody to pay their fair share. >> so gordon, what's the potential impact when allies hear different messages from people within the administration who are supposed to be working
in concert? >> well, the comments on thad i think were particularly undermined u.s. security because there's an election in south korea on may 9th. there's going to be a new president. so far those comments about paying -- suggesting that south korea pay a billioni dollars fo thad and he's certainly not going to pay more for it. the thing about candidates and others in this election, they are going to defect to north korea. we are going to see friendly policies in seoul, especially if president trump pushes south korea in that direction. this is going to be important to rein this in. that's why mcmaster was saying those things about this is going to be okay, don't worry about what trump said. >> so the leadership of north korea's unique situation as is the philippines, around the white house is now receiving a lot of criticism for inviting
pe president duterte because of his history with human rights. quote, his visit was necessary to deal with north korea. how is that argument being received? >> well, look, i think it goes to a larger point which is that the president trump has essentially minimized -- minimized the idea of the u.s. under pinning the rules base international order and arguing that we're going to look at every order with other countries in a transactional matter of what's in it for us . you have other countries in which there are clear examples of human rights violations that he has basically said we are not going to be nearly as concerned about and we're going to be looking at what we can achieve out of this relationship. and i think this is just another -- this is perhaps the most severe example that given the extra judicial killings that
vehicle so common under the leadership in the philippines. but this is basically the pattern. it was fascinating, even in the relationship with china when he -- he basically said explicitly what other presidents have said implicitly when he said we can't press china as much as i promised on trade or currency because we need their help on north korea. he is essentially making a very explicit argument that we are going to judge every relationship around the world by what these other institutions like nato or the eu can do for us. >> we'll leave it there. thanks to all of you. appreciate it. so now it is day 101 for the president of the united states. so what did he learn from his first 100 days in office? his response next. plus the white house says it has looked into changing laws making it easier to sue the media. that conversation straight ahead. and tornadoes continue to threaten the midwest after a deadly outbreak rips through texas. a live report when the newsroom
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. the president of the united states makes it clear he has disdan for tdi disdan for the media. that is one tune that has not changed since the campaign. he said that his feelings toward the media have only grown cooler in the first 100 days. >> one of the things i've learned is how dishonest the media s. i've done things that are i think very good. i've done -- i've set great foundations with foreign leaders. we have, you know nafta as you know, i was going to terminate it, but i got a very nice call from a man i like, the president of mexico. i got a very nice call from juice tin -- justin trudeau, the prime minister of canada. i was all set to do it.
i was going to do it as we're sitting here. i would have had to delay you. but they called up and they said would you negotiate? and i said yes, i will negotiate. >> that's all you've learned about the media? you knew from the campaign about the media. >> the media didn't cover it that way. they said i didn't terminate nafta. i said if i'm not able to renegotiate nafta, i'll terminate nafta. i'm make that statement now. if i'm not able to renegotiate nafta, we will terminate nafta. >> back with me ron brownstein. bill carter and former chief of staff to reince priebus, mike shiel shields. good to see all of you. the question was what have you learned and immediately his instinct was to talk about the dishonest media. is this administration also trying to lay the groundwork to
demeanor undermine or reshape the first amendment? >> i don't think the criticism is applied only to the media. i think the president through the campaign and if the first 1 100days has done con tempious. the criticism of individual judges, one judge on an island somewhere in the pacific. in congress we've heard him talk about raising -- in the senate, there is is a consistent pattern where we have seen going back to the campaign that the president generally speaking does not engage on the merits with any critical institution, but instead tries to undermine its validity and/or question its kind of commitment to the national interest. >> and so, bill, take a listen to his chief of staff, reince priebus th priebus saying that the white house has actually changed the law to allow the president to
actually sue newspapers to publish stories he doesn't believe are favorable. >> i think it's something that we've looked at and how that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story. but when you have articles out there that have no basis or fact and we're sitting here on 24/7 cable companies writing stories about constant contacts with russia and all these other matters -- >> do you think the president should be able to sue "the new york times"? >> here's what i think. i think that newspapers and news agencies need to be more responsible with how they report the news. i am so tired of -- >> i don't think anybody would disagree with that. it's about whether the president should a right to sue them. >> and i already are answered the question. >> is it a lack of respect, lack of understanding of the role of the press by hearing this from reince prebus aiebus? >> i think the role of the president is the is him saying
he's doing great things. he's 100 days in and he's trying to undermine the constitution. the liable laws can't be changed. you can only get a constitutional amendment to do that. that's not going to happen. it's sort of this radical kind of narcissim. if you don't like what i'm saying i'm going to attack you. if you watched the event last night you heard hassan say something interesting. he's a first generation american and only in america can a person like him get up and make fun of the president of the united states because of the first amendment. now the president's chief of staff the next day says well, we should get rid of that. maybe we wouldn't have that those things in the future where a guy could come up and say some jokes about the president of the united states. >> and so mike, what's your assessment of how the president and this white house is
expressing its disdain for the media trying to limit what is reported and how it's reported. >> first of all reince didn't say we should get rid of it. he said we're taking a look at it. >> but you're taking a look at it with the purpose of seeing how it can't be modified or changed, right? >> look. there is a political benefit to the president taking on the media and what i don't see are my freiends in the media having any self reflection of how they put themselves in position that the president doesn't trust them and the president of the united states could keep attacking them for political benefit. you had a perfect contrast to that last night. you had the white house correspondent dinner. you had a liberal comedian. yes, he made some jokes, but everyone knows he's a lib ceral comedian. the president leaves and doesn't taken the event and goes up to harrisburg pennsylvania to set the contrast that he's not part of the crowd. rather than the media saying how
we brought ourselves to this position, how did we put ourselves in a position where the country doesn't trust us and the president can slam us with impunity and maybe we need to ask ourselves questions. instead the media plays into the role of the resistance movement and attacking the president as opposed to holding him accountable and reporting on what he's doing. and playing into his hands politically so that he can keep attacking them this way. >> so what's your response to that? is there a problem of making the distinction between attacking the president and holding him accountable? >> look, i think there's a range of roles in the media. i think that from commentators who use their platforms to criticize or support the president, and there are plenty of those as well, to more kind of, you know, kind of reporters in the trenches who see their job as telling the truth as best that we can learn it. i think there's a clear distinction. when the country doesn't trust the media, that's way over
broad. >> there's a portion out there -- >> there's a portion of the country that doesn't trust the media and the president is doing everything he can to solidify that and the polling is showing that it's working. among his voters and his supporters, he really is kind of si silencing the ability of any outside institution to come in with contrary facts to what he is presenting. i think you can't see this just as the media. there is a consistent pattern, whether it's judiciary, the congress, any institution that he feels is in his way, he has sought on a kind of systematic basis to undermine their credibility and it raises questions about his commitment to the basic idea of checks and balances as laid out in the constitution. >> can i also point out, and i work at cnn. i have a tremendous amount of respect for you and my colleagues, but you just pointed out that -- you laid a lot of the blame saying the president is undermining the media. show me examples of where the
media has know introspective where we can point and say here's some steps the media have taken to admit they made a lot of mistakes and they can address in how the country views the me media. i don't see a lot of examples of the other size of the equation. >> ron, respond to that. because you're also talking as if there's monolithic media. there are many different areas of the media and representations. >> all i have to say is that i think -- if you look at the 100 days, virtually every media in the institution made a significant effort to look at how this was viewed from the point of view of trump country, of trump supporters. there are places all over that have really -- i think it has one area where the media has had a lot of introspection, who has
been seeing them and trying to increase their understanding, the lens who which they understand. >> i was going to say the issue of trust, look at the trust percentage for the president t.'s ot. it's one of the worst in history. to accuse the press, you have to point out the president, even his bate doesn't trust him at the same level. so he has a real issue with that. it's not just him attacking the media as not having the trust of the country. >> bill, mike, ron, thank you very much gentlemen. appreciate it. we'll be right back. [fbi agent] you're a brave man, mr. stevens. your testimony will save lives. mr. stevens? this is your new name. this is your new house.
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terrifying footage showing this monst monster tornado sweeping through parts of texas. at least four people were killed and 50 others injured after at least three twisters touched down. ru rescuers are digging through the rubble looking for survivors. one family captured the devastation as they drove through the storm zone. >> look at that wrapped around the trees. >> there's metal wrapped around stop signs. there's a two by four up in that tree. wrapped around trees. wrapped around electrical lines. >> hard images to look at. nbc correspondent has been following this story. they're continuing to try to conduct their search and rescue. >> these pictures are coming out of texas which is perhaps the hardest hit city there in texas. at least four confirmed dead there. as you mentioned that search
continued for survivors. yes there is a concern that numbers could go up. not far from there in emory texas is where this was shot. this is a church that was destroyed during the storm. i'm told there were about 45 parishioners that were gathered in a hall last night for a graduation party when they got the order to seek shelter. they ran in a hallway where they essentially rode out the storm. the fact that nobody was hurt, parishioners are using the word miracle. the only thing left inside was a statue of the virgin mary. and another sign of hope. this was also uploaded by the local parish there. you see them, they are celebrating sunday mass in the parking lot under a tarp only feet away from piles of rubble. i had an opportunity to listen
to these parishioners a little while ago and you can hear that they are obviously have hope for healing. they are leaning on each other. leaning on prayer to get through this. they may have lost their church, but at least they do have their faith and each other. so i think this is one of the more stories of resilience that we have seen in a lot of this storm. i have covered many of these storms before and it often is the best of humanity that follows the worst of mother nature. >> their faith is strong in that community. thanks so much. appreciate it. coming up, president trump is ramping up his rhetoric on north korea and leaving the door open for military action there. we'll have a report from pyongyang after a short break. [vo] quickbooks introduces jeanette
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taking a defiant tone. >> i would not be happy. if he does a nuclear test, i will not be happy. i can tell you also i don't believe that the president of china who is a very respected man will be happy either. >> not happy meepianing militar action? >> i don't know. we'll see. >> this as the u.s.s. vinson conducts drills with south korea in waters off the korean peninsula. will ripley is in north korea and has the latest. >> president trump continues to be very ambiguous about what the united states would actually do if north korea goes forward with a sixth nuclear test. but here on the ground in pyongyang they are anything but ambiguous blasting the u.s., calling them war mongers for deploying the strike group to waters off the peninsula conducting exercises with the south korean navy. they say it's yet another example of hostile united states doing one thing and asking north
korea to do another. they say they will absolutely continue to launch missiles and conduct another nuclear test whenever their supreme leader kim jong-un decides the timing is right. i also heard president trump talking a lot about china and lavishing praise. we know at least 70% of this country's trade according to economists, 90% by other estimates outside of north korea and nine cchina also controls a oil pipeline. so if beijing were to cut off this country, it could have very severe economic consequences. but the north koreans when asked about this have scoffed suggestions that this will slow down their development of weapons of mass destruction that they view as potential to protect their national ksoverein
tee. north korean propaganda blasting over the confusion of who will pay for this technology. we now know the u.s. will go ahead and pay for it as was made in an agreement prior to the trump administration. but moving forward, what we don't know is are there discussions, the efforts to engage in diplomacy? we get a sense from north korean officials they are willing to talk with china and the united states. they want a seat at the table with the rest of the world. but what they don't want is to be bullied into giving up their nuclear weapons after they have invested a considerable amount of time and resources in to developing these resources. they say they are entitled to have them and they want to be recognized as a nuclear power before they sit down and try to hash out a resolution and go to the option that nobody want which is is a military conflict. >> and we'll have much more on this at the top of the hour. plus still ahead we'll talk
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welcome back. president trump's determination to get his travel ban passed and take on sanctuary stectuary cite says harbors undocumented immigrants has impassioned both sides of the aisle and it's led to some frank conversations on race in america. tonight on "united shades of le subject with a white nationalist. >> we're here to talk about white privilege. we want to bring it back.
>> you're a fan of white privilege. >> oh, yeah. >> i mean what do you love about white privilege? >> it looks great. like, you know, the people are good looking and nice suits. great literature. like, yeah, i just want to bathe in white privilege. the greatest, most awesome thing. >> it is working out for you. >> well, yeah. i want to expand white privilege. we live in a world where every spring google and facebook and apple release these diversity numbers. knell's be like, it's amazing, guys, we hired less white men this year. we think that it is inherently wonderful for white people to have less power. oh, that's great. i'm glad. i hope the new james bond is going to be a black guy. that would be great for the world. >> is that a real big deal though, if james bond's a black guy? do you care? >> for me, yeah, that might be -- >> that's too much. >> that's too much. >> i'm joined now by host of
cnn's "united shades of america." you're laughing a lot. yes, you are a comedian and we all laugh with you, but are you also laughing because there is uncomfortable to hear what you heard? >> yeah, i am a comedian, that means i laugh at things others don't laugh at. yeah, the way he puts those things. he says he wants to bathe in white privilege. that's not something i expected to hear somebody say and to be out so loud about it is pretty shock something and made me laugh. doesn't mean i agree with it. it also means because i'm responding that way, we get to have a different type of conversation than he has with most people which is what i think my show does and does it well. >> you and i were recently on a panel. you talked about how it does ruffle a lot of feathers that you are giving air time to someone representing white supremacy. why do you think it's important to hear from him directly in this way? >> i mean, let's be clear -- he's not a marginalized figure.
some people say that's exactly why you shouldn't talk to him. but his ideas on the white house, what which learned from doing this, many people had no idea that the klan still existed in this country. i think many people will turn on cnn tonight and watch the show and it may be the first time they've ever heard of him, may start a conversation with somebody in the house or at work. we can't not have these uncomfortable conversations and think by not looking at these things up close are going to go away. >> what do you say to people who say, like you, didn't know the klan still existed or maybe people didn't even know his name and now you are giving a platform to help publicize the mission, the identity, who that person is directly? >> i mean i think the idea of giving somebody a platform meansfy sort, richard, it is your show now, i'm going to go off camera and let you handle it from here. that's giving a platform. i actually engaged him in a back and forth discussion. remember, most of the show is not richard spencer. most of the show is stories of other immigrants and refugees
who i think come off far better in the episode than richard spencer does. >> you also wrote in an op-ed on cnn.com, "i put spencer on tv for the same reason i put the kkk on telephone. we all need to make sure we fully understand our country." so these interviews, just like you mentioned, people who don't necessarily represent those representations, do you feel like your show is helping people to see this country in a much more clear way, give them a better understanding? what's your objective? >> all you have to do is look at my mentions on twitter today and you can see people are conversations they wouldn't be having, and that's just because the commercials are running. if we can sit down and look people in the eye, i do believe this is part of helping people understand the country better. i think comedians can do that. i saw minhaj at the press corps
dinner. also samantha b. that's what we do. >> thank you so much. "united shades of america" premiering tonight at 10:00 eastern time right here on cnn. the next hour of the "newsroom" starts right after a quick break. but first, cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has this week's "living to 100." ♪ >> reporter: when you think about reading, just the idea of being able to focus on something in particular that's not a big screen, not a device, can really be a benefit. there have been studies that have shown that it can help reduce your stress levels, help improve your attention levels, and possibly be overall good for your mental functions. you request reduce your rates of cognitive decline by up to 32%. this is significant. it's fascinating to see how the brain responds, even if the body is sitting still looking at those pages.
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