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odd man out. president trump stuns the world pulling out of the g7's official agreement and issuing a warning to allies. >> we're like the piggybank that everybody is robbing. and that ends. >> is there an actual strategy here? >> we also will not be pushed around. >> president trump's chief economic adviser larry kudlow
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responds next. plus one time shot. the president touch tsz does do singapore for a summit many thought we'd never see and tez is won't take him long to figure out a devious dictator. >> i think within the first minute i'll know. my touch, my feel. that's what i do. >> if the president wings it, is there is a prayer for peace? democratic senator dianne feinstein will be here in moments. and blaming obama, as president puts in a good word for vladimir putin with u.s. allies, he says thanks obama for letting russia run over crimea. so who is giving russia the pass now? i'm jake tapper in washington where the state of our union is solo. and i'm not talking about the new star wars movie. sprd in singapore for what could be the biggest meeting of his entire presidency. kim jung-un is also on the ground meeting with singapore's prime minister. but right now, it is the news
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president trump made on the way to his meeting in singapore that is rattling world order as president trump is preparing to improve u.s. relations with that brutal dictator. he seems to be throwing out two days of diplomacy with u.s. allies, slamming justin trudeau as, quote, very dislons ahonest weak and announcing that the u.s. will not sign a joint statement agreed to by all nations at the summit. let's go to kaitlan collins. what is the latest? >> reporter: well, jake, this is real. it is actually happening. something that a lot of doubters and experts didn't think it would actually come to this, but esident trump and kim jung-un are fly on the same soil. kim jung-un landing earlier today, president trump landing just a few minutes ago. and now everyone will be watching to see what comes out of this potentially historic summit when the two leaders do sit down tuesday morning here to talk. and see what comes out of that, what is the president looking for. he said denuclearization in the past, but lately he's been saying it will only take one
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minute for him to see what it is if kim jung-un is serious about committing to denuclearization. that is something that is still largely up for discussion that is not clear what the north koreans are willing to commit to. that is going on the heels of this g7 summit that the president really up ended as soon as he got on air force one with a single tweet tweeting about the prime minister in the way that he did. certainly a lot of diplomatic moves here to keep an eye on. >> all right. caitlkaitlan collins, thanks so. here with me is larry kudlow. he was with the president at the g7 summit. he was doing a lot of the negotiating on that communique. larry, thanks so much for joining us. let's start with this unprecedented decision with the president to not endorse the communique that you had been negotiating. was this the plan all along or was it completely a reaction to justin trudeau the canadian prime minister? >> completely a reaction. i appreciate you putting that out there. look, we went there all the punditry was saying president
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trump might not even go to gchltsgmpts 7, we'll not work with other people about that we did in good faith. i personally negotiated with prime minister trudeau who by the way i basically liked working with, but not until this sophomoric play. i mean, we went through it. we agreed. we compromised on the communique. we joined the communique. in good faith. >> but what did he say that was so offensive in president trump accused him of lying. >> he holds a press conference and he said that the u.s. is insulting. he said that canada has to stand up for itself. he says that we are the problem with tariffs. the nonfact all part of this was they have enormous tariffs. they have tariffs so certain dairy and food products of 290, 295. percent. he really kind can ever stabbed of stabbed us in the back. he did a great disservice to the wholecan ever stabbed of stabbed us in the back.
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he did a great disservice to the whole gchl7. >> trudeau did. >> yes, he did. because they were united in the g7. they came together. and i was there, extensively involv involved in the late night negotiations. president trump was charming, good faith. i was in the bilateral meeting with trudeau and president trump. and they were getting along famously. president trump actually -- and this is music to my ears, jake. he went through those two days of conference talking about the need for a new free trade system, no tariffs, no tariff barriers. no subsidies. he is a trade reformer as i have argued again and again and he put that out. and so they have this bilateral meeting. we were very close to making a deal with canada on nafta bilaterally perhaps. and then we believe and trudeau pulls this sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption. it pains me --
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>> president trump does that all the time though, doesn't he? >> no. >> he didn't say things for domestic consumption? >> the point is if you are going through a treaty process, a communique, and you have good faith, and those leaders were together. i mean i was right smack in the middle of it on friday night and saturday morning. you don't walk away and start firing bullets. now, look -- >> i can't believe that than adviser to president trump is saying that because president trump does that all the time. he does things for domestic consumption. >> not after you pull a treaty or a deal together. >> let's look at the language of the communique that you helped negotiate that president trump walked away from. here is the part that is on trade which is the part that president trump is most interested in. we acknowledge that free, fair and mutually trade an investment are key engines for growth and job creation. we drive to reduce tariff barriers. we call for negotiations to develop stronger and national
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rules. that is what president trump believes in. why walk away from it just because of something justin trudeau said for domestic consumption? >> no, not something. yes, for domestic consumption. but it was a global statement. the whole world listened to what he said. you're reporting it here in washington as you must. i get that. you just don't behave that way. it is a betrayal. he essentially double crossing -- not just double crossing president trump, but the other members of the gel 7 who were working together and pulling together this communique.l 7 who were working together and pulling together this communique. 7 who were working together and pulling together this communique.7 who were working together and pulling together this communique. you never get everything you want. there are compromises along the way. president trump played that process in good faith. so i ask you, he gets up in the airplane and leaves. and then trudeau starts blasting in a domestic news conference? i'm sorry, it is a betrayal. that is a double cross. it pains me because i like trudeau. i was working with him. we were together putting words on paper.
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i'm changing "the" to "a." they all agreed. >> so why walk away from the agreement. >> >> are then ask mr. trudeau that. >> he didn't walk away from the agreement.then ask mr. trudeau that. >> he didn't walk away from the agreement. >> don't blame trump. it was true go wdeau who starte blasting trump after the deal was that. and potus is going to singapore to negotiate with the north koreans. this is an historic event. >> absolutely. >> good things, wonderful things could come out of this. >> we all hope so, absolutely. >> thank you. now, potus is not going to let a canadian prime minister push him around, push him, potus, around on the eefr of this. eve of this. he is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with north korea, nor should he. >> so this of course it was in
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part. >> so because trudeau said that as trump was going to singapore -- >> one thing leads to another, jake. they are all related. we had done our work in quebec. we did our work. we worked with the western alliance. pleased to do so. we get on the plane and then trudeau starts blasting us. >> so what is key -- >> kim must not see american weakness. and you know, you've covered the beat for so long. how many times has president trump said if you hit me, i'm going to hit you back. okay? and this is a case where trudeau, it was like, i don't know, pouring collateral damage on the whole korean trip. that was a part of trudeau's mistake. trudeau made an error. he should take it back. he should pull back on his statements. and wish president trump well in the korean negotiations. these other members did. angela merkel did. macron did. i was right there. theresa may did.
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all of a sudden -- he went rogue. >> i see what you're saying. this had to do with north korea. >> in large part. a. >> a lot of people are not interpreting it that way. senator mccain said to our ally, bipartisan majority of americans remain pro free trade, pro globalization. measur americans stand with you even if our president didn't. a remarkable statement. >> two things. one, john mccain and i are old friends and i wish him well. he is not well. i wish him well. just want to make that point. number two, president trump is essentially doing what john mccain wanted him to do with respect to free trade. president trump made it clear time and again that he wants to reinstitute a process of free trade, no tariffs, no tariff
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barriers, no quotas and subsidies. he was absolutely consistent during this entire stritrip. and to some extent, this was a new emphasis, although i wrote a piece in the "washington post" the other day, i have known trump as a pre-trader. i knew that. this is the first time as i recall he put it out there explic explicitly. and what does he get from trudeau? a slap in the face. sorry, nobody in in game is perfect. nobody is entirely clean. i get that. but that doesn't mean you can't negotiate in good faith. >> so you're also saying what is really important here is that america in your view can't show weakness as president trump flies to singapore to negotiate with kim jung-un. >> why throw a monkey wrench into the meeting with western allies. that is point number one. and yes, you're quite right, sir. i mean he can't put trump in a position of being weak, going into the north korean talks with
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kim. he can't do that. and by the way, president trump is not weak. he will be very strong as he always is. so those are my points. this was an i will advill advis statement. he ought to come out and apologize and in the name of the western allies, okay? he ought to come out today and wish president trump well in the negotiations instead of taking pot shots. >> i want to ask you another thing about president trump on his way to the g7 saying how he wished russia was at the table. there are a lot of people who didn't understand why he would do it, why he would do it that way. usually you have a private conversation with g7 allies before you talk about new members. at the same time in a all this was going on, dan coats director of national in-tellitelligence france where he said this. sorry, it is a graphic. these russian actions are purposeful and premeditated and
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they represent an all out assault by vladimir putin on the rule of law, western ideals and democratic norms. the russians are actively seeking to divide our alliance and we must not allow that to happen. what would you say to critics who say that president trump and there are critics out there saying this in the united states and europeans that president trump is actually doing what vladimir putin would want him to do, trying to on bring him into the g7 or g8 without any concessions and really causing . >> first of all, i think dan coats is right. russia is very difficult, very divisi divisive, they are a threat in so many ways. so that is right. but president trump is saying look, perhaps we should go back to dealing with them. remember, it used to be the g8. >> but shouldn't you get a concession? >> perhaps so. i mean he wasn't negotiating with himself or anybody else. it was the g8. russia is a player on the world stage. and he is suggesting that perhaps they ought to -- g7
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should have them again. >> i used to watch you when you were an anchor. russia is no longer a member of the g8 because they he invaded crimea. >> that is fair enough.e invade crimea. >> that is fair enough. invaded crimea. >> that is fair enough.invaded crimea. >> that is fair enough. but that didn't mean we shouldn't talk to help athem an with them. again, russia was doing very bad things years ago when they were part of the g8. so you can argue that both sides. president trump is just throwing it out there for consideration. there is nothing wrong with that. dan coats is right on the other hand. russia has a record that is an arm long when it comes to violating sanctions, damaging people, invading the crimea, trying to threaten the rest of eastern europe. so, sure, but the two are not mush mutually exclusive. >> and jet you hayet you have b critical here on the show about vladimir putin than president trump has. he said obama allowed russia to take crimea in 2014. whether or not you think president obama was aggressive
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enough against russia, it wasn't obama who let them do it. putin did it. >> that is true. i think we could have had a much stronger response with president obama. but i don't want to go there. i'm not an expert in this field. i just don't see anything wrong with the american president suggesting that the g7 go back and have another discussion with ia. it was the g8. so be it. that does not an solve -- i'm sorry, that does not absolve prime minister trudeau essentially busting up the g7 and its communique. i'm getting text messages from very good reporters thursday and friday before the g7, is it true that president trump is not going and vice president pence is going to go. all right? and i'm saying no. >> not true at all. >> there is an over undoig whether president trump will show up. he showed up. we had long night sessions.
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he was a participant. not only did we play, we were in the communique. team players, really, really, team players here to help the western alliance. and then trudeau throws him under the bus with very harsh language. jake, it was a betrayal. it was a kdiplomatic betrayal. that is not good. and we were close to negotiating a trade deal with mr. trudeau. >> so what is next? >> i was in the bilateral meeting -- >> what is next with relations with canada, with the g7? is it frayed to the point that it can't be repaired? >> well, what is next is historic negotiations in singapore. >> with north korea. absolutely. >> that is the end all be all. with regard to the g7, frayed relations? i don't know. i watched angela merkel and president trump talking to each other, the same with macron, the same with may.
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i was right there and they are talking with each other. is there an occasional barb? of course there is. these are major politicians. but on the whole, that alliance was strengthened. that g7 alliance was strengthened as president trump involved himself and devoted himself to the process. that is a good thing. they should have said to him god speed, you are negotiating with this crazy nuclear tyrant and we are behind you. that is what -- >> the only point i'll make, i talk to a lot of canadian and european skin ldiplomats in the year and i think that they would be surprised that the trump white house would be offended at barbs being made by justin trudeau given all the ones that president trump has made about canada and europe for the year and a half of his presidency. >> after you sign an agreement? >> no, not immediately after. so the timing is important. >> really? and by the way the other thing is, i don't want to lose this
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point, the american economy is really growing rapidly. we are the fastest growing g7 economy right now. we've cut taxes. we've pushed back regulations. here is the president being frankly the strongest trade reformer in the past two decades which if we could overcome these unfair trading barriers would help our economy and the economy of the rest of the world. we talked to trudeau as i said in the bilateral. we were coming together beautifully. okay? and then he goes out there and pulls this amateur political opportunity. look, it is not personal. trudeau is a smart guy as i said. i was working with him. i call him prime minister. he calls me larry. i'm taking notes. i'm going back to potus to see if he will accept this stuff. >> is there going to be payback? is the -- >> i don't know anything about that. what i'm saying is the president had every right, every right to push back publicly on this trudeau amateurist scheme intha
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really broke up all the good will from that meeting. >> i'm sure most americans if not all watching right now are hoping for the best in singapore, so please convey that for us. thank you. always a pleasure having you you on. the man dwwho wrote the art of e deal is facing his greatest task. will it be enough to goshnegoti with kim jung-un? dianne feinstein is here to respond. but what a powerful life lesson. and don't worry i have everything handled. i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it. come hok., babe.
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welcome back to "state of the union." we await the unprecedented face-to-face meet between president trump and kim jung-un. president trump has thrown a wrench into the international order defying the closest allies of the u.s. abruptly declare thagt u.s. will ning that the u.s. will not endorse the g7 agreement. you heard his adviser telling me that ing that the u.s. will not endorse the g7 agreement. you heard his adviser telling me thating that the u.s. will not endorse the g7 agreement. you heard his adviser telling me that justin trudeau is at fault. here with me to discuss is dianne feinstein of california who is sfreis fresh off a prima. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> i want to get to north korea in a second, but i wonder what your response is, larry kudlow
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saying this is all justin trudeau's fault, he shouldn't have come out and delivered what kudlow called an amateur political stunt, talking about the u.s. doing things that are inappropriate in terms of threatened tariffs an president trump pulling out of the commun. >> the way i look at it, this wasn't just with trudeau. this is with our seven best allies. and it seems to me not to sign a statement of solidarity which stands for everything that we stand for is a big mistake. i understand the president was upset. the president could have said that. but to walk away from our allies in this way i think is a mistake. >> and of course this comes in the context, i want you to take a listen to the president of the european council donald tusk. >> however the fact that the
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international order is being challenged. quite surprisingly not by the usual suspects b s but by its m architect, the u.s. >> so he's saying that the rules based international order is being challenged by us, by the united states. and that was even before this incident with president trump refusing to sign the communique. after you've seen for the last -- what you've seen the last year and a half, do you think that president trump sees himself and the united states as the leader of the free world? >> well, i think he sees these agreements as not being very important. and they are hugely symbolic. and they are meaningful. i mean we have helped support this whole democratic atlantic community and more or less forged it into a single entity. and i've been very proud of that as an american. we don't want to stand alone in
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the world. we need to stand with our democratic allies. now, will there be differences of opinion, will we not like a statement that one or the other makes? of course. but that doesn't mean you reject what the g7 stands for and just move out and ignore it. i mean i think that is a huge mistake on the president's part. >> president trump also raise some had eyebrows this weekend when he suggested that russia should be allowed to rejoin the g7.had eyebrows this weekend when he suggested that russia should be allowed to rejoin the g7. >> i think it would be an as says to have russia back in. i think it would be good for the world. i think the g8 would be better. i think having russia back this would be a positive thing. we're looking for peace in the world. we're not looking to play games. >> as you know russia was kicked out of what was then the g8 because they had invaded crimea and seized that territory. do you think it is time to start talking about admitting russia back? >> i think not only did they seize crimea, but they also
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interfered in the election. and the democratic election in the united states is a sacrosanct territory. and for a government, and i believe putin gave instructions to the intelligence services of that country to do just that, and mix it up in the election, that is unacceptable. so as far as most of us are concerned, russia has not yet apologized. russia has not yet said this will never happen again. so i do not agree on this point either. >> let's turn to the historic summit with north korea. the president just landed in singapore moments ago. last year you were very critical of the president's rhetoric which is very tough against north korea. under he said he wasn't helping the situation with his, quote, bombastic comments. and now we're on the cusp of this historic meeting. north korea said nnuclearizing
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peninsula. is it possible the president was right and you were wrong? >> tell me tell you how i see north korea. north korea is on its way to becoming a clear and present danger to the united states. i have watched its nuclear programs as carefully as i could as a member of the intelligence committee. they have done six nuclear tests, they have developed a missile system, they probably have up to 60 maybe more nuclear weapons. they are trying to fit a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile. they have not tested that yet. but when they do, it gives them the ability to hit the united states. it is a government that is not within the community of nations. it is an isolated government unpredictable with what appears to be a growing nuclear prowess. i think this sends a lot of danger signals. i think the president does have
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a chance to put in motion meaningful dialogue. i mean remember the agreed formula. remember the six party talks. this went on for decades. and north korea didn't keep visually any of its agreements. so there has to be something that is fundamental, that is agreeable, and that the two, our country and north korea, can come together and the nuclear proliferation which is -- happens in a number of ways, they send nuclear materials out, they make the weapons, they have the missiles, they hide the missiles. and there is no question in my mind that when you develop an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that will fit on that missile that the united states is in danger. >> what is the minimum you would like to see president trump achieve at this summit? the minimum. >> the minimum is an understanding that this is a
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real problem for us, we will not let that problem stand. and the only alternative is to sit down and come up with an agreement. and also make it such that there is an incentive for north korea to do that. >> you signed a letter with other democratic senate leaders this week saying that any deal with north korea must be permanent and include anytime anywhere inspections. >> correct. >> the iran nuclear deal let some key provisions expire and some limits on how some areas would be inspected. why the higher standard for the north korea deal than for the iran deal? >> well, in the first place, i believe that north korea with an intercontinental ballistic missile, with nuclear warhead, is as i said a clear and present danger. >> it is a big ee bigger threat iran? >> no question. and there are main different contacts that people have with
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the iranian government. there are virtually no contacts i think particularly in the senate with north korea. so north korea stands out there as an isolated nation, becoming a nuclear power, proliferating and developing weapons, selling weapon materials and weapons, and developing a weapon that could hit us. >> you introduced a bill this week to stop the separation of undocumented parents and undocumented children as they cross the u.s. border. a lot of democrats are expressing outrage about how trump is treating undocumented immigrants. we saw this photo making the rounds on social media, los angeles former mayor tweeting it out, it is actually from -- it is undocumented children in a holding cell, but it is you actually from 2014 when president obama was president. there were a lot of things done to undocumented immigrants that the immigrant community was very upset about during the obama
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years, the democrats didn't seem as outspoken about. what do you say to people who are saying where was all this activism during the obama years? >> i don't believe that it was nearly to the extent that it is today. and candidly, i didn't really know enough about it at that time to focus on it. i do know enough about it now. we have had a hearing in the judiciary committee. we did have testimony. i know that at least 50 children a day are taken from their parents. and the thing is, they are taken and no one knows what happens to them. their parents don't know how to find them. and you have now the first person, one of the fathers that died in jail. and i find it just inhumane, callus, and something i never thought my country would do. so it is very worrisome and we have to stop it.
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and so we have written a bill, we have 31 co-sponsors. i hope we'll be able to get it out of the judiciary committee. it has been introduced. and it would prohibit the taking of children in this manner and then it would provide a number of criteria to remove a child, what you'd have to have present. >> senator dianne feinstein, are a congratulations again on your primary victory p. here is a photo that could tell you a lot. what if trump's next meeting with kim jung-un also ends with scowls and folded arms? my panel will discuss.
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but it is a common thing with donald trump. when he says something that is completely in-defensible or does sflag is i something that is indefensible, he blaming obama or finds another foe. its hillary clinton at times. but as truthful as him saying that obama wiretapped trump tower, spied on his campaign, this is what he does and it is laughable and sad and also dangerous. remember, he talked about past presidents yesterday in a conference on foreign soim whl h is unheard of, something nobody ever does. and this is just another kind of abnormal thing from donald trump. >> the issue is about why should russia be allowed back into the g7 or g8 considering that they invaded crimea and he immediately shifted to blaming obama. >> not surprisingly i don't agree. let's take a look back at this. the atlantic not necessarily right wing publication ran an article in i think 2014 talking about this and saying is obama
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to blame. president obama at the time, and i think this was his view pretty certain on this, that ukraine was not a nato member. ukraine was always going to be more important to russia than it is to the united states. and it wasn't worth going to are war about. john mccain who we've talked about here many times and other republicans wanted to arm the ukranians so they could fight the resistance. obama didn't want that to happen, didn't allow to happen. and so i think the president does have a point that we could have done much, much more on ukraine to help these people push back the russians and we just let it go. because of that point, because of the black sea fleet, it is super important to the russians. and is the u.s. prepared to go to work in crimea. >> so let's focus more on the russia part and not as much on the obama part. with all that president trump has said about russia and letting them into the g7 or g8, a sitting u.s. senator jeff merkley of oregon tweeted out
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which country is the american president working for? what do you make of that? >> it is a good question. i have never understood trump's strategy when it comes to his rhetorical deference to putin. it should always be termed out in terms of policy this administration has actually been very tough on russia and it doesn't get enough credit for that. but rhetorically, trump is down right differential. that is not projecting strength. i think trump is at his weakest when he is running around the world grappling on behalf of president trump. and it is no different here where trump is saying you need to let my buddy putin back in your club. that is not trump at his strongest. that is trump at his weakest. and strategically it just doesn't make sense because we know trump is really just about projecting this kind of strength. >> this is kind of strong though for him to say which country is
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the american president working for. >> because america's interests are in having strong free economies aligned with us. that is what the g7 is about. it is not just the biggest economies, it is the biggest economies that are democratic. and mr. trump our president has undermined that. you know, i looked it up, according to the trump administration, we do $673.9 billion of business every year with canadians and we have a trade surplus. we only do $27 billion worth of business with the russians and we have a big deficit. $6 billion. so they are a bad customer, russia. canada is a great customer. >> well, just a second. i want to slightly disagree with s.e. in that it is not just rhetorically that president helps putin. he is splittings atlantic alliance. he is underlining free nations. nothing could help make putin happier then dividing the free world and sucking up to putin.
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it is a fair question. this summit was a huge win for vladimir putin. he didn't even have to show up. >> let's talk about the summit. what was your response to larry kudlowe this morning saying that the reason the u.s. walked away from the communique was because of impew tent juice continue trudeau saying rude things about the united states and threatened tariffs on the eve of president trump trying to negotiate this deal with kim jung-un? >> i think it is just ridiculous. the president is the king of pop shots. kudlow also mentioned about the pop shots that trudeau took. i mean it just shows how thin skinned and small donald trump is. because he is playing into our adversaries. he cares more about our adversaries than he does our allies. and at the end of the day what he did at g7 will hurt american consumers and is going to hurt american workers, american farmers. and that is the end here. and donald trump decided to walk away. he did. and he started this fight with canada. and the thing that is really crazy too is that the -- what he
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used as a provision to put tariffs on canada was a national security provision. we're not going into war with canada. why would you even go take that direction? and why doesn't congress, republican led congress, step in? >> there is so much rhetoric -- >> i do want to say that they did say that, the u.s. government and trump administration said that they were doing this, these tariffs, for national security reasons. but on twitter, president trump suggested that the reason the tariffs were coming because of the high canadian dairy tariffs which is not the same thing. >> so both things can be true. there is one aluminum plant in the united states to provide you aluminum for defense purposes. one. the other plant is in canada. so it is a national security fact. yes, it is. >> the aluminum association said the tariffs, trump tariffs, they oppose. the u.s. steel company -- tauk.
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>> i have facts. >> i have facts too. there is one plafrnts in the united states. it is not going to war with canada, it is trying to encourage more domestic production of u.s. aircraft grade aluminum. and larry talked about the unreasonable tariffs that canada has on dairy and other on products. that may not matter to you urbane people, but people in pennsylvania, and wisconsin, dairy farmgers across america, care greatly. i know that is a part the democrats don't get, but those people -- >> but wait -- >> finally, small businesses, right, there is a huge tariff, people don't even know this unless you are a small business, mo mom and pop on the internet, if you want to ship duty free to canada, there is an $800 tariff. >> you you are filibustering. >> let's put up these photographs. first on the left, angela merkel and then on the right showing basically trump versus the g7. the other six countries in the
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g7. depending on your point of view, he is standing up for what is right for america. or he is being real cal cirecal twrant. >> what do you make of kudlow's point? >> it is remarkable to see the trump administration whining about the way trump was mistreated. >> why do you say that? >> well, because as you know this president takes unnecessary and really indefensible shots at people all the time. and his whole persona is the strong guy, you take it. you take the shots. and if the point was that he didn't want to look weak heading into the singapore summit, i get that. i think taking your ts and going home and then complaining and whining about it is not going into a summit with an international dictator with a strongest foot forward. i think you look pretty weak leaving the summit. and that is why they are all a little hurt about it.
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>> so according to a new poll, 72% of the american people support the trump/kim summit. >> because everybody wants to talk. that is fine. apparently not the g7. the pictures out of singapore will likely be our president smiling and shaking hands with this murderous thug. and we'll all say isn't that great and most americans will say isn't that greater because better to talk than go to war. so why is it trump wins when he has a picture of himself being pets uhe lents surrounded by the democracies, but it will also be good for trump when he shakes hands with a murderous dictator? >> just a second. i don't want it forgotten here, kim jung-un has the blood on his hands of an american college kid who did nothing wrong. on the toe warm otto warmbier. and hundreds of thousands of north koreans not to speak of. so i think that this president is so in search of a photo-op there that the photo out of
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canada is just -- >> listen, ambassador ryan crocker, one of the best america has ever had, wanted to negotiate with hezbollah. said we're better off doing it than not doing it. would you argue that was a bad idea? i think talking to your enemies is as important as talking to your friends. that picture you put up there of the 62 million americans that voted for the president, 72% ever those folks that think the president is doing a good job, they think that is what he is doing in that photo. >> he walked out on his friends. you can't have it both ways. i think it is good to have the summit, but it is a big win for kim as soon as our president walks in that door. >> we're overlooking what the president said here. the president said let's talk about having no tariffs, let's talk about having free trade. you want to have free and fair trade, let's do away with the tariffs. [ everybody talking at once ] >> the problem is he embraces
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>> there's the apprentice pardon edition. >> the reason i'm a so-called as they say reality star is because of my success starring the queen of reality tv herself, kim kardashian west whom the president listened to this week and granted clemency to alice marie johnson. >> i went in to really talk to the president about alice johnson. >> i thought kim kardashian was great. >> this new show brings back cameos from several other former apprentice stars. spinoff star martha stewart. >> doesn't have the apprentice anymore so he has a lot of time on his hands. >> as well as four former contestants rod blagojevich. >> i thought it was a tough sentence. >> meanwhile, former apprentice contestant dennis rodman is trying to work his reality tv
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connections raising his hands for the president's very real upcoming meeting with kim jong-un. >> i don't want to take all the credit. i don't want to say i did this, i did that. no, that's not my intention. >> though that seems to be on hold for now. >> i like dennis. dennis was a great rebounder and he wasn't that tall. >> there's no shortage of reality tv stars in trouble with the law. perhaps he could feature jersey shore's the situation and help get him out of his real legal situation. >> let's get to the real situation, my man donald trump. >> and the reality show presidency, no reality is impossible. >> the power to pardon is a beautiful thing. >> president trump says making a deal with kim jong-un is more about attitude than it is about preparation. fareed zakaria has the national security adviser who would prepare president obama with his meetings with world leaders, and that's next. but meningitis b progresses quickly and can be fatal, sometimes within 24 hours.
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this is gps, global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you live from new york. today on the show, two major world meetings. the g7 summit that just happened and the trump/kim summit coming up on tuesday. where are we on america's relations with its allies, on trade, and on north korea's nukes? also, kim jong-un, how has he morphed from arch villain to global peace maker. i'll give you a preview of my special that will air tonight. and the iran deal. the paris climate agreement, the opening

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