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good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. 4:00 a.m. in east, 5:00 in pyongyang. with the trump summit behind us, we can turn our attention to more important matters bike a raccoon scaling a sky scraper in minnesota. we will have that shortly. no joke. we start with president trump landing at joint base andrews in about 90 minutes following his historic meeting with north korean dictator kim jong-un. the president has plenty of work to do to show the summit was more than just a photo op. trump's announcement that the
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u.s. will school military exercises with south korea, what he called provocative war games, caught tokyo and others offguard. he said the united states would continue to train with its saouh korean counterparts but would stop training drills. the white house has not explained how the u.s. will verify north korean denuclearization. some observers like former director of national intelligence james clapper give the president credit for moving things in the right direction. >> we're in ah better place where we're on the diplomatic path as opposed to where we were, say, six or eight months ago. that's the only real solution here in my mind. remember, kim jong-un is not
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term limited, and he's in it for the long game. i think president trump is more in it for the, you know, immediate self-gratification. >> presidentrump may know methi deal, but now it's up to -- up to mike pompeo to close the deal. there will be a discussion about the summit, and mike pompeo is going to be discussing the denuclearization of north korea. for the first time since president trump and kim jong-un shook hands, we're getting reaction from the north korean regime. nic robertson live from seoul with that. nic? >> reporter: good morning. reaction coming from the north korean regime has been positive. it's absolutely glowed, given a lot of coverage to the meeting between president trump and kim jong-un. president trump announcing his satisfaction on, you know,
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approaching his arrival back to -- to the united states. i'll read you here the tweet that we have from him -- president trump expressed his belief that the summit will improve the u.s.-north korea relations and also said the supreme leader's active and peace-loving measures that were started earlier this year established peace and stability in the korean peninsula. secretary of state mike pompeo when he touches down here very, very shortly expected on thursday here to go into meetings with president moon. also meeting with the foreign minister and with japan's foreign minister. what we hear from officials here about the stopping of those joint military exercises, saying they want to understand better what president trump's accurate intentions are here. they are indicating that potentially this may be a necessary measure. secretary mattis for his part was briefed on this ahead of
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time. this didn't come out of nowhere. however it does seem to have caught the south koreans offguard. seems to be something they're willing to work with. dave? >> yeah. certainly a surprise to allies there. nic robertson live in seoul. thanks. the true impact of the trump-kim summit may not be known for years, but for now one country is certainly emerging as a clear winner -- china. let's go live to beijing and bring in matt vers. what is reaction there? >> reporter: the chinese government is extremely happy at least with how this started out so far. publicly congratulating both sides. let's look at why china might be happy here. start with the fac that the u.s. president brought up the fact that he wants to eventually remove troops from the korean peninsula, u.s. troops from the peninsula, even if that's not on the table right at the moment. you know who really hates troops on the peninsula, dave, the chinese government. for decades they have felt threatened and constrained by those troops. when the u.s. president talks about removing them, that makes beijing smile. next up, war games as president
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trump called them with m personnel -- that military personnel call military exercises here. china hates the exercises as much as the north koreans do because those exercises are conducted not only with north korea in mind but with china, as well, when the president said that they' be stopped at least for that makes beijing happy. finally, they used all of that as an opportunity to bring up the concept that we could start to see countries roll back sanctions on north korea. they say they're not ready to do it yet, but they're using the summit as a way to roll back those sanctions that china never really wanted to put on in there in the first place. dave, taken in totality, this a good day for china. >> thank you. the days president trump full of praise for kim jong-un. a ntrast 2017 when he was calling him little rocket man and bragging about having a
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bigger nuclear button. he says those insults were by design. listen to what he told sean hannity -- >> i think without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here. i believe that. we did sanctions and of the things you would do. other administrations -- i don't want to get specific on that -- butad a p silence. if they saidhing very bad, threatening and horrible, just don't answer. that's not the answer. that's not what you have to do. i think the rhetoric, i hate to do it, sometimes i felt foolish doing it. but we had no choice. >> sometimes he felt foolish. joining us via skype tocuss the summit, cnn national security analysts, senior fellow to council on foreign relations. good morning to you once again. let's start with the positive here -- is the wor a safer place as a reaction to what happened at the singapore
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summit? >> look, tensions are lower than they were. if you compare it to sixonths ago, 12 months ago, we're seeing a difference in rhetoric. we're not talking about little rocket man or fire and fury you're talking about what is the diplomatic process, what is the way forward. i think that this diplomatic man libs that we're going to see come now that secretary pompeo is really to charged with, i think that will be the test of how durable, how enduring, what the next steps might be in terms of ratcheting down the tensin further. >> certainly positive where we stand. right now, until we get the "v" for verify that mike pompeo's talked about, who's the winner? here's what ian bremmer said yesterday about that on cbs -- >> what we now have is a freeze for freeze. it is the north koreans are freezing their icbm and nuclear tests, and the americans are
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freezing our military exercises with the south koreans. that is exactly the formations the chinese have asked for over the past year, and we've said absolutely not. >> is this exactly what the chinese would want? ar as we stand the big winner? >> certainly the chinese have gotten a great deaf what they have sought and wanted. i think the big question is what comes next. will we see maximum pressure which has been the policy in terms of sanctions and enforcement give way to minimum enforcement? is that what's coming next? china, russia, they have already both been vocal in saying that they think sanctions should be eased. the question we have to answer is who benefits from time's passage? is it a process in which the north koreans get to say, look, we have this process going, you should ease sanctions in exchange for very little, or
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really will we see a process in which there is a measure for measure and you starte an accelerated process the americans have wanted in terms of denuclearization, in terms of demobilization. the north koreans all along wanted deescalation and development. if we can get these four ds and two on ehaps you have a process that actually could lead to success, but it's early days. >> in addition to china, north korea is a clear winner from all of this. they get the flag right alongside the united states flag. kim jong-un elevated to a status he could not have accomplished any other way, legitimized the way many feared he would be. the question is what will republicans do in congress if we don'tee some progress, verification, some -- and some actual, tangible benefits before we relax sanctions? here is some of the criticism from -- from republicans
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yesterday. >> he obviously i would imagine doesn't believe this guy's that talented. he inherited the family business from his father and grandfather. the family business is dictatorship. i think the president' trying to butter the guy up to make it easier to get a deal with him. >> i think sometimes the president has a tendency to stand up and say things that are ad hoc, that haven't been vetted. sometimes those things are walked back after he's had conversations with people that are relevant to what he said. again, i think that's why it's important to get pompeo in. >> nobody wants a war. hopefully trump -- i wouldn't go down the road if i was north korea. the president if he doesn't get deliverables, if he doesn't get verification? >> i think that there are people inside the administration, and certainly in congress, who will be looking at that. if you look at secretary pompeo,
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he's been very clear as to what the administration was seeking in terms of a verifiable denuclearization. and i think the administration itself does not want to be seen as being played for a fool by north korea. and i do think it's important to think back to six months ago, nine months ago, 12 months ago, see that if the diplomatic process is allowed to play out in a way that makes sense to the americans, then i think that there will be people inside the administration who feel like they've gotten something in exchange for the pageantry. on the other hand, there are many who are skeptical of the fact that this time will be different. we've gone, we've seen part of this play before. even for those who said, look, this is a reality show that we've seen play out in singapore, at least there's a second season that we all see coming in terms of what comes next with secretary pompeo and the process going forward. >> yeah, already fleischer,
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former white house press secretary and the president, said it feels like the agreed framework of the '90s all over again. to your won't, the world a safer place for now. thanks. ahead, a clear message, big night of primaries across the country. republicans who challenged the president feeling the wrath of voters. mark sanford, what is his political future? your digestive system has billions of bacteria but life can throw them off balance. re-align yourself with align probiotic.
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president trump lands at joint base andrews next hour fresh off his summit with kim jong-un. can the president deliver a verifiable deal to denuke korean peninsula? voters sending a clear message to lawmakers in primaries nationwide. and the 2026 world cup will be awarded in just hours. will it be morocco or north america? and could the president's policies on immigration tip the scales in morocco's favor? welcome back to "early start," everybody, i'm dave briggs. it is 4:31 eastern time. we'll answer that question. you're waking up to why is an mpr raccoon the top trendin topic on twitter 24 hours after
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the singapore summit. we start with president trump landing at joint base andrews in an hour following his historic meeting with north korean leader kim jong-un. the president has employment of work -- has plenty of work to do to show the summit was more than just a photo op, s u.s. will stopitary exerces with south korea. what he called provocative war games. it caught tokyo and seoul offguard. he said the u.s. would continue to train with south korean counterparts, but not large-scale joint exercises. lack of clarity causing confusion on capitol hill and elsewhere. critics and experts say president trump made significant concessions with kim without getting anything meaningful in return. 24 hours later, the white house still has not explained how the u.s. will verify north korean denuclearization. some observers like former director of national intelligence, james clapper, a critic of the president, give the president credit for moving things in the right direction.
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>> we're in a much better place where we're on the diplomatic path as opposed to where we were, say, six or eight months o. that's the only real solution here in my mind. but remember, kim jong-un is not term limited. and he's in it for t long game, and i think president trump is more in it for the, you ow, immediate self-gratification. >> president trump may know something about the art of the deal, but now it's up to mike pompeo to close the deal. the secretary of state is scheduled to touch down in seoul any moment. we'll show you that when it happens. he'll brief the south koreans on the trump-kim summit. then he's charged with negotiating an agreement that leads to the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. and for the first time since president trump and kim jong-un shook hands, we're getting some reaction from the north korean regime. nic robertson joining us live from seoul with that. good morning, nic. >> reporter: yeah, good morning. for the north koreans, something
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you don't, i would say, don't often ever hear -- high praise for the united states, high praise for president trump, high praise for how the meeting with kim jong-un went. this from the kcna, the north korean news agency. i'll read what they had to say -- this is exceptional, i think we he to frame it that way, exceptional. they say president trump expressed his belief that the summit will improve the u.s.-north korea relations and also said the supreme leader's active and peace-loving measures that were started earlier this year established peace and stability on the korean peninsula. so high praise for president trump. that's abnormal. the praise for chairman kim jong-un, that's quite normal for kcna. the framing of all of thi is the optics that president trump hoped he would get, that the north koreans are selling the message of this new relationship to their people, that is -- that is a step one. what we're expecting from secretary of state mike pompeo when he arrives here later may
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be to clear up some of the misunderstanding that seems to ha occurred with allies in the region here. he'll meet with president moon, t south korean and sident. japanese foreign ministers. what we're hearing from the korean side about that president trump's announcement of stopping the joint military exercises is that they want to understand better precisely what president trump was meaning. they also are saying they are ready essentially to go the extra mile to make that commitment and give the political space for the relationship between the united states and north korea to develop. so while on the one hand they seem to be called out here south of the border, they seem to be giving the potential for space and explanation. >> we're expecting mike pompeo ks.re shortly. the true impact of the trump-kim summit may not be knoe country certainly has emerged as
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a clear winner, china. let's go live to beijing and bring in matt rivers. is this exactly what china may have hoped for? >> reporter: dave, who knows how long the negotiations go for, who knows how china will make out in all of that. if you're looking at one day, one summit, yes. things went great for china. let's tell you why. first of all it has to did with what president trump said. he specifically brought up potentially removing u.s. troop. he said it's not on the table at the moment, but he said it could be down the line. and it's something he wants to see happen. that is also exactly what china wants to see happen. they have been threatened by the troops for decades, so they were very happy when they heard that. the war games as president trump called them are done, for at least the time being. china hates those e almost as much as the north koreans do. those exercises are not only aimed at north korea, they're aimed at china, as well. between those things, china's
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government feeling good. and last but not least, yesterday at a ministry of foreign affairs press conference, a spokesperson brought up the notion that countries could start considering removing sanctions against north korea. they're still being enforced for now, china says they're still committed to them. the fact that they chose to bring that up y tt china'sovernment is feeling pretty good right now. >> and that is a huge win for kim jong-un. matt rivers live in beijing. thanks. joining us via skype, national security analyst gale lemok falon, from the national council on foreign relations. good morning. as a result of the summit, is the world a safer place? >> i think right now whate see is a ratcheting down of tensions. some steps toward a diplomatic process that secretary of state mike pompeo will be filling in the details of. it's wait and see. the question is what is next. there is a process, the start of
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a dialogue, ratcheting down of tensions. the question is how do we get from here, the moment we reached, to verifying denuclearization. and there are a lot of people on the side of -- in part experts, in part those who watch closely who say, listen, we are so far from that moment, and the summit didn't bring us any closer. on the other end, folks say, listenre this to six months ago, nine months ago. there's certainly a ratcheting down of tensions that is only helpful in terms of using diplomacy to move us to a different moment that is -- has much less tension in it and less potential for really dangerous activity. >> perhaps we've moved the football, but still at least a good 80 yards to go on this 100-yard field. the deal that president trump calls comprehensive appears anything but. here the four points we can put up for you of the deal.
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then there's what's left to be resolved. a ri fleischer said this is essentially the framework of the clinton talks the mid '90s, that framework, how far are we from, say, the iran deal that president trump called the worst deal ever? >> i think we are in a very different moment right now. listen, this was a real concern among many players that you would talk about some kind of kinetic action that was really going to be happening if north korea did not stop with some of the testing. and so there are a lot of folks who say, listen, it's much better that you have folksacros having north korea launching atmospheric tests. the question now is really who benefits from time. time i think is the pivotal que. one side, i get folks very concerned that the north koreans will use the time to slow roll
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any kind of diplomatic process, to get exactly what they want which is an ease easing of sanction -- an easing of sanctions in exchange for v litt there are real concerns that maximum pressure will give way to minimum enforcement. this is really what the coming weeks and months will tell us, how serious is this in terms of a real diplomatic process, is this time different, and what comes next in terms. denuclearization and motivation. >> time is always what north korea has always wanted, they've always wanted to buy time in negotiatio we talk bus how the eurasia group said that china is the big winner. the freeze for freeze is exactly what they've always asked for. what about north korea in all this, they get the north korean flag right there alongside the united states flag, and they get this type of flattery from president trump about a murderous dictator.
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listen -- >> he's a very talented man. he's got a great personality. he's a funny guy. he's a very smarte's at negoor. loves his. he loves his country. his country does love him. his people, you see they have a great fervor. i think that he wants to do a great job for north korea. he wants to do what's right. he was verygracious. i think he trusts me, and i trust him. >> he's also arguably the world's wor human rights boozer. a man who had his half-brother and uncle killed. imprisoned hundreds of thousands for criticizing him. how is kim jong-un elevated by this type of praise? >> i think the entire last several weeks to months have seen a real rebranding of a regime that was a rogue regime and a pariah nation moving to the absolute center of the diplomatic dance floor. i think what is striking about it is if you think about this,
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really this is a country the size of ohio with the population roughly the size of texas. and an economy smaller than wyoming's, now really with its nuclear program put itself t ce put itself at the center of the global agenda. i think we'll see ramifications of that. that doesn't change the fact that where we are now is different in terms of tensions than where we were six months ago. and the real question is who wins from the next six months. you know, china and russia are already very aggressively talking about easing sanctions. and as one expert i was talking with the other day said, the challenge with north korea is not so much when they are acting as a rogue actor. the biggest challenge the international community will have is staying together when north korea is comingff as a respectable nation. it wants to ben as a respectable nuclear r. the real test will come in the
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salt lake two ds and a -- in the exactly two ds and a v, denuclearization and verification, how serious they are about denuclearization which the united states has said must be center s if >> perit's the first chapter in the art of foreign policy. we shall see. thank you very much. 1:43 in san diego. thanks for staying up late, not getting up early. the time. coming up, a federal judge green lights at&t's merger with time-warner. the deal could reshape the media industry. but will the justice department file an appeal? that could still kill this deal. the latest ahead.
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denuclearization in north korea could mean easing years of harsh economic sanctions.
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china hinted yesterday pyongyang deserves relief. but with the regime cut off from foreign cash, how does it earn money? mainly thanks to china. china makes up more than 80% of north korea's foreign trade and is its largest export market. what does china buy? mostly coal. millions of tons of it. coal is 41% of all exports. rest, mineral products, textiles, animal products, and metals. that's official numbers. what about off the books? overseas slave labor is a big source of income. up to $2.3 billion a year. the u.n. says the north korean government sends thousands of citizens abroad for forced labor in china, russia, and the middle east. they work 20 hours a day under constant surveillance and mining, logging, and construction. north korea also relies on an illegal arms trade, sanctions prohibit pyongyang from selling weapons, but finds ways to
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work around restrictions, allegedly using embases to sell arms in asia, africa, and the middle east. one finding from the u.n., there were 40 unreported shipments from north korea to syria between 2012 and 2017. those shipments went to front companies for syria's chemical weapons program. if north korea can't earn money it steals it. specifically by hacki banks. north korea is linked to cyber attacks on financial institutions in 18 countries. last year the u.s. accused north korea of stealing $100 million from a bangladesh bank account at the fed bank of new york. it was a big primary night. a hard lesson for republicans. candidates who criticize president trump do so at their own peril. congressman mark sanford suffering the first loss of his career. cnn projects the incumbent won't each make it to the runoff -- won't even make it to the runoff for his house seat in south carolina. the president endorsed the
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challenger, state rep katy arrington, hours before the polls closed with a tweet that argentina.rd is better off in that, of course, a shot at sanford's scandal-rocked time as governor which ended when he jetted off to buenos aires with his mistress. sanford, a frk critic of the president -- a frequent critic of the president, told reporters he has no regrets. >> it may have cost m an election, but i stand by every one of those decisions to disagree with the president because i didn't think -- at the end of the day it was concurrent with the promis i madhen i ran for office or the voices of the people i represent. >> going the way of bob corker and jeff flake and those who have criticized the president. and cnn projecting corey stewart will win the nomination in virginia. spent championing confederate symbols. his opponent, tim kane, heavily favored to win. two vulnerable incumbent senators found out who they'll
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merger between at&t and time warner would substantially lessen competition. this is a big blow to the government. the judge also went a step further here. he said it would be manifestly unjust if the government now asked him to put his decision on hold and issue a stay here. the judge even going so far as to say it is unlikely that the government will succeed i they move forward in any sort of appeal. just minutes after the judge announced his ruling, the department of justice seemed to push back. they that they would carefully review this ruling and consider next steps. not exactly closing the door on any sort of appeal here. at&t, of course, release statement saying that they were very pleased with this decision, and they also said that they will be moving forward swiftly to get this dea done. they say they expect to close this merger deal between at&t and time warner by june 20th. all along the clock has been ticking because the merger deal
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essentially expired june 21st of the either of the parties could walk away. it now looks like they will close the deal. of course, unknown what the government will do. will the government ask the court of appeals for a stay, and will they try to move forward with an appeal? >> thanks. this critic climbing the social media charts. a raccoon scaling the side of a sky scraper in minnesota. the delaware devil has descended a couple of times only to turn and head skyward again up some 20 stories. minnesota public radio branded the raccoon with hash tag #mprraccoon. always has its own twitter account with one tweet saying "i made a big mistake." animal control officials say any effort to rescue the raccoon would be too dangerous for humans and for the raccoon. they say it will have to save itself. #mprraccoon the top trending hash tag at 4:58 eastern time. and a check of global
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stocks, mixed ahead of a meeting with the federal reserve today. u.s. central bank is expected to raise interest rates. the fed intends to hike rates three times this year,all street looking for any sign it might change plans. the u.s. budget deficit widened to 23% during the first eight months of the fiscal year. the deficit tracks the difference between how much money the government spends and takes in. the total, $532 billion. why the big jump? lower corporate tax revenue coupled with ramped up spending. elon musk wants tesla to be profitable, so he's laying off 9% of staff, several thousands jobs. he said the cuts will affect salaried positions. he's consistently missed production deadlines for the first mass-market car but promises to reach its goal by the end of the month. "early start" continues right now with a big winner and the big loser from the trump-kim
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summit in singapore. president trump lands at ins fresh off his summit with kim jong-un. can the president deliver a verifiable deal to denuke the korean peninsula? back the president or pack your bags. voters sending a clear message to lawmakers in primaries nationwide. and the 2026 world cup will be awarded in just hours. will it be morocco or north america, and how could the president's policies on immigration impact the vote, perhaps tip the scales in morocco's favor? good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. christine romans is off today. it is 5:00 eastern time, june 13th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the st. 6:00 p.m. in pyongyang. we'll tell you why a raccoon is topping the trending charts on twitter in a moment. we start with the president landing at joint

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