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christine romans on the trade war. romans? >> it's on. a trade war between the u.s. and china is real and here. at the stroke of midnight, the u.s. hit china with tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods. china immediately responsibilitied with its revenge tariffs of equal value, accusing the u.s. of launching the largest trade war in economic history calling the usa trade bully. china threatening high-value u.s. exports, cars, crude oil, cash crops like soybeans. the farm goods are strategic. they're hitting state, even counties that voted for president trump. now, the u.s. tariffs are targeting high-tech industries that china has vowed dominate, aerospace robotics, manufacturing, autos. american companies will pay these tariffs when they import the goods. they can absorb the cost or pass it along the consumers. so far the u.s. has avoided slapping tariffs on things consumers buy like shoes and cell phones.
if you look at what the president is threatening, they may not do that forever. the president, if he follows through on his trade threats to hit $500 billion in chinese goods. that's what he told reporters yesterday. that's roughly the amount the u.s. imported from china last year. consumers would also be a loser if this continues on, if this grows beyond the $34 billion this week, $16 billion next week. here are the losers -- domestic manufacturers, they pay to import foreign metals. pork producers, soybean growers are affected by retaliatory tariffs. 100 soybean growers head to washington to explain how trade actions are hurting their livelihoods. only one clear winner that i can see, the domestic u.s. steel industry. a couple furnaces back up and running. a few hundred people have been rehired in illinois. that's one domestic industry benefitting. alison. >> christine, thank you for i can plaining that to us. let's bring in business
correspondent and host of ""quest means business"" richard quest and chris cillizza. richard quest, how do you see this trade war that started at midnight last night? >> it is serious and going to get worse. the goal now is two things -- it's containment versus escalation. if they can keep it at the current levels, there won't be much economic damage. but the president's already said that china's it the for if at the -- it tchina's tit for tat retaliations will ramp up. so trade wars are horrible. they get worse, they have long-lasting economic damage, people lose their jobs. if this escalates, it will escalate fast and now we have to see who and what and where is
going to manage to put the lid on it. it's not just china. the u.s. embarked on a trade war with the european union, mexico, japan, canada. this is nasty stuff. >> a multifront trade war, richard quest. who wins in a trade war generally speaking. >> in the long term, no one. the last time tariffs were used in the u.s. in the early '90s the numbers showed more people lost their jobs than gained in the steel industry by the extra tariffs so don't be fooled by this. let's take general motors. general motors is being tariffed on its cars sent from europe to the u.s. it's being tariffed on the steel it brings into the u.s., it's being tariffed on the cars it makes in the u.s. and sends to china. general motors is a perfect
example of a company that is literally being clobbered every which way and backwards fiscal cliff show me a winner that scenario, i'll take the hat off if i was wearing one. >> chris sliscillizza, what's t political calculation? are they betting that farmers in iowa and general motors will somehow be -- forgive them come the midterms or 2020? >> they're betting that. the tone of toughness will matter more than the hit that folks in iowa will take. donald trump promised he will make america great again by making better trade deals, by renegotiating, by making sure other countries did not take advantage of the united states in the ways he believed they had in the past. this is something he talked about on the campaign trail.
it's not inconsistent with what he has messaged throughout the campaign and honestly, alison, donald trump has few longley held beliefs, his views on trade actually are something he has had for quite some time. their argument would be vote knew what they were getting. this is one of the things they wanted. i'm with richard in that thinking you want to be tougher with other countries on trade is different than the actual practical implications on your life of a trade war and that's what we have entered into, that stage of it. this is what trump's rhetoric begets. let's see what people think of it. >> it's almost like words from a president have consequences. but wait the president told us trade wars were good and easy to win. it's almost like richard is telling us that isn't true. and it's one thing to have the political point to say it's time we get tough with china but it
makes less sense to expand on a multifront war where the president is standing up to the canadian menace and calling it good for the world. it's not. >> and using national security reasoning to do so. he says this all theime, i was elected to be the president of the united states, not the president of france or canada or china. i think people like that rhetoric. they like someone who says -- at least a chunk of people like that rhetoric, he says he's looking out for us, the forgotten man and woman. the issue is words have meaning. when you do things like this, it doesn't happen in a vacuum. that retaliation impacts the people who support donald trump. >> will any of this force china to act in a different way?
>> let's be clear, china has miscreant behavior. they've stolen ip, put in place joint ventures that don't work. china is not the good guy in th this. everybody agrees china needs to change its trading policies. however china is the second-largest economy in the world so i think china doesn't blink but china playing the long game negotiates the question of course is at what point will president trump agree he's got enough to back down. i don't think that will happen any time soon. what china will do is start using non-tariff barriers. they'll make it more difficult for u.s. corporations to have different capital requirements,
joint ventures. you watch. china is going to send a message to u.s. corporations, you do business in china on our terms. >> richard, you mentioned the multifront trade war the united states is in. wouldn't canada, the europe, japan, south korea, many of these countries the united states has engaged in trade fights with, wouldn't that by valuable allies in the fight against china? >> that's the whole point. that's the whole issue with china. the president decided to fight everyone at the same time. particularly those people, those countries, those allies he needs to help prosecute against china and you don't win friends by tweeting abuse at angela merkel at a time in germany when her coalition is on its last legs.
you don't make friends when making life difficulties for theresa may when she has brexit negotiations that are about to fall off a cliff. the u.s. has done a number here. the administration has managed to piss off every one of its allies at a time when it needs them if it's going to prosecute the just pifiable case against china. >> what about what chris and john have been telling us? this is what he ran on. this is what voters voted for. donald trump has been consistent people knew he was going to get tough on trades. >> absolutely. and they'll get the results. he promised them a trade war, he's giving them a trade war. what he didn't tell them was that trade wars are nasty and will have job loss consequences. they will start to see it. remember what i said at the
beginning, the goal now is the battle between containment versus escalation. contain what you've got and there's very little economic damage. if you go down the road of escalation soon you'll start seeing it. you're seeing it already with soy farmers. they're paying more. it will get worse. >> richard quest. >> ironically, the people that will feel the most pain politically are voters in the heart of trump country. >> >> gentlemen, thank you very much for explaining that. the secretary of health and human services estimates 3,000 children still separated from their parents. how can he not know and what does this stay about whether or not the administration has a plan to reunite these children with their parents? .
exactly how many children are in government custody separated from their parents by the u.s. government? we don't know because the secretary of health and human services won't tell us, at least not exactly. he estimates it's under 3,000 children. he estimates children. how could the government not count? . joining me now, ana navarro and jason miller. ana, i was shocked when i heard the secretary of health and human services toss around these figures like he was estimated
matchsticks in a jar. he estimates it's fewer than 3,000. what does it say to you that they didn't count? >> first i think it seeks to incompetence but it also speaks to the entire tone of the trump administration when it comes to immigration and the way they dehumanize immigrants. that i don't see them at the same level. they see them as second-class humans. we see it time and time and time again with this administration. look, it's shocking to the conscience, it's disappointing to see how little the republican congress has done to provide a check and balance and demand answers but it's incredibly consistent from the trump administration from day one on this. they've been doing nothing but gaslightin gaslighting. issuing a policy that wasn't
necessary, then saying they didn't have the policy, then issue an executive order that wasn't necessary to get rid of a policy that could have been gotten rid of and then not executing the executive order they signed so the thing has been nothing but smoke and mirrors from day one involving children and human suffering. >> jason miller, you're a communications expert. it's your business. you did not think it was helpful of this administration to run secretary azar out there to say those things, correct? >> yesterday was a pr 101 failure. one of the basic tenets in communications strategy is don't speculate so if you don't have the number, don't speculate so it went from an exact number of lightly more than 2,000, i don't have the number memorized, to somewhere under 3,000. with the two problems there, one, they say they don't know the exact number and they're
still guessing, increasing by 4r5078%. but i think an earlier point you made was that it makes this a numbers argument as opposed to the human element. this is where i think it's gotten things off track because the public polling has shown 64% of people think those who enter the country illegally should be deported but 88% of people think that families should be kept together while they're going through that process before they deport them so it's clear people don't want to see families separated so we need to get them back together as soon as possible. i know people in the government are working hard to this point but yesterday from the pr perspective i think was a fia o fiasco. >> it's not just pr, is it? we're talking about children, ana. we're talking about human beings and whether or not you agree with the policy of separating them, to not acknowledge these are children separated from their parents, not just some
figure. it was very surprising to me. >> it's not going to go away. it's a story that has now lasted for more than two months and it's a story that keeps tugging at the heart strings of america. we see the heart-wrenching images of little children reuniting with their parents, with their mother as we saw yesterday finally, a lot of it has been as a result of court action. i think you're going see a lot more court action come out of this situation. when the government does not meet its deadlines. it's amazing, they can't even give you a number of how many kids are in custody and still separated. and they're supposed to reunite all of those kids in a matter of days, in a matter of days and all 3,000 of them in a matter of weeks and they can't even tell you how many there are. listen, if federal express were
behaving this way with -- fedex was doing this with shipments of widgets we'd be in an uproar. we would be clogging up the customer line because they couldn't find my new pair of shoes i just ordered on zappos, and these are children. >> and if you want to argue about asylum, about whether it's a deterrent, that's fine, have the argument but these are children, if you're going to separate them. count, count and know where they are and i think the three of us are in agreement on that. jason, i want to get your take on something president trump said in montana. this was a political event and he loved it, he was in the moment, you know it and you could see it. he chose to talk about president george h.w. bush, 90 plus years old battling all kinds of illnesses and he talked about one of his clarion call farce thousand points of light, volunteerism, civic duty. this is what president trump said about it. >> you know, all the rhetoric
you see here, the thousand points of light, what the hell was that? thousand points of light. what did that mean? did anyone know? i know one thing, make america great again we understand. putting america first we understand. thousand points of light. i never quite got that one. what the hell is that? has anyone figured that one out. and it was put out by a republican, wasn't it? >> two questions, jason. do you know what a thousand points of light means? and should the president be talking like this about george h.w. bush up in kennebunkport, maine? >> well, i'm a huge fan of former president bush. in fact, the first political rally i ever went to i had a bush sign in my hand and was getting shouted down by the clinton people in attendance of the clinton rally in seattle so i barely made it out alive i wouldn't have tweaked the policy last night. i'm a huhn fan also of make america great again but i think
this is blown out of proportion. let's not forget dana carvey made an entire thing -- people roundly picked on a thousand points of light. president trump didn't even mention president bush by name, he just tweaked the slogan. i look through some of the rally coverage from last night, i didn't even see a mention of this in the "washington post" or political stories so it was a throw away line, i don't think it was that big of a deal and plenty of people have criticized the line in the past and so let's not make a mountain out of a molehill. >> notable that you now look at the "washington post" and politico as reports of record here, the president often doesn't, ana, i know you have strong feelings toward the former president. and let's not forget, the president trump alludes to things john mccain has done in the same way. >> i'm not surprised that he doesn't know what a thousand points of light mean because it's all about public service. it's all about service to america. it's all about volunteering, something donald trump has never done.
rebel, george herbert walker bush began volunteering for this country when he was a teenager. he had to get special permission to serve this country, to wear this country's colors, something donald trump, the draft dodger in chief avoided five times so it's not surprising he never got it of course he never got it. he doesn't get volunteering. he doesn't get charity, being charitable and doing service. we see with donald trump a thousand points of darkness. every time you see somebody berate an american for speaking spanish, that's a point of darkness. every time you see somebody call the cops because a black family is grilling, that's a point of darkness. when you see somebody call the cops on a little black girl trying to sell lemonade, that's a point of american darkness so i'm not surprised he doesn't get the thousand points of light and it tell him to look in the mirror because he is responsible for so many points of darkness in this country today.
>> ana navarro, jason miller, thank you both for having this discussion about the children as human beings, not just facts and figures. appreciate it. alison? president trump says he is prepared to meet with vladimir putin. what does that mean? what will they talk about? what's on the agenda? . the new united explorer card hooks me up. getting more for getting away. traveling lighter. getting settled. rewarded! learn more at theexplorercard.com it was always our singular focus, a distinct determination. to do whatever it takes, use every possible resource. to fight cancer. and never lose sight of the patients
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president trump is set to meet with russian president vladimir putin soon after he atends t nato summit. the president addressed that upcoming meeting at a rally last flight. >> they're going will president trump be prepared, you know, president putin is kgb and this and that. you know what? putin's fine. he's fine. we're all fine. we're people. will i be prepared? totally prepared. i've been preparing for this stuff my whole life. >> joining us now is democratic congressman mike quigley of illinois. so putin is fine. we're all people. is that the right message that president trump should bring to this meeting? >> i guess i wonder what our allies think. the president also left it open
to recognize russias annexation of crimea. if i'm ukraine, georgia, the baltics, even poland, i'm wondering if i'm next to be soemd out. particularly when you a couple it with his ongoing attacks on our allies. does anyone in nato trust us? the world order created after the second world war is under attack by its primary architect. >> congressman, you're on the intel committee. i wonder what you think of the fact that this lethal russian nerve agent has now poisoned another two brits who apparently came in contact with it at a public park in a small town of amesbury, england. do you think the president will bring that up, and should he, with putin? >> of course. when i was in london a little over a year ago it's the first
thing they raised. they said you know your president is close to a man who kills journalists. when he says oh, he's kgb, he's fine. he's not fine, these are folks we've been at war with on the intel side for some time. it's a very scary proposition. we are attacking our closest allies and embracing someone who made our world less safe. >> the fact of the matter is those allies won't trust us when it matters and it does matter for at least two reasons. those are allies who fought and died with our troops in numerous conflicts, we're going to need them they also share critical intelligence information that keeps us safe on a daily basis so even if they don't get to the gdp that the president wants, we are safer with them and stronger economically working with them. >> let's talk about russian
meddling in the upcoming election which our intel chiefs say they are planning to do. you are on the cyber security committee. what's being done to stop that meddling? >> well, i was able to procure about $380 million in the '18 budget to restore our election infrastructure. unfortunately, my colleagues across the aisle have zeroed that out. we probably need more like $3.5 billion to protect our election infrastructure. >> and why would they zero that out? why weren't they interested in paying that money? >> i think because the president of the united states says this is a witch-hunt and a hoax and he keeps reaffirming what the russians are saying that they didn't meddle. i would responsibility to them, this could easily have been a democratic target or remember target. the fact is they hacked into somewhere between 20 and 39 states board of election beginning with my own state's
board of election in 2016. they attacked us, director comey said they'll be back. frankly i don't think they ever left. it's a real and present danger. they attacked us by weaponizing social media. we can overcome that if we spend the resources and through education. we can inoculate ourselves by recognizing what the russians did as our european allies have done but what we've done through the president of the united states is say it's not a real threat. so to answer your question, that's why they zero it out and the threat is very real. >> while i have you, i want to ask you about this call that the secretary of health and human services had with reporters in which he didn't know the exact number of children who have been separated from their parents at the border. if you don't know the number, how will they reunite these children with their parents? >> i have no idea. i think what we heard initially was we heard from folks at human
services saying say with. we have orphaned little kids. the rest of the world doesn't see make america great in the manner which the president's base does. they see it as a country that builds walls. they see it as a country that bans muslims and separates families and creates orphans. that does not help us stay safe. it doesn't help us grow economically. it doesn't make us a leader in the free world. >> when you say we've orphaned little kids, you don't think they'll be reunited with their parents? >> i think at their heart, at the administration's heart it was in the right place this would be impossible. it would be a needle in a haystack.
how in the world are they going to make this effort? these are families split up all over the place right now. it would taken a extraordinary financial effort accumulating their dna, putting them in one place and coordinating that effort would take a needle in a haystack proportions. i hope we do that for the sake of those families and the reputation of our country. >> congressman mike quigley, thank you very much for being on new day. >> thank you. we have breaking new jobs numbers. what does it say about the future of the economy? we'll tell you what it means after the break.
creation, just crunching these numbers out from the bureau of labor statistics. june, 213,000 jobs created, much more than folks thought and there were revisions in april and may. look what a strong spring it was for hiring. when you look at these statistics there are more jobs available than people trying to get them. it's really a great situation. let's look at the unemployment rate. the rate up to 4%. why did it rise? because there were hundreds of thousands of people who have now started looking for work. these lost employees who left the labor market because they were disgruntled during the recession or for whatever reason, hundreds of thousands, about half a million people coming into the labor market looking for work. largely because of headlines like these we tell you about every month. they're starting to be more encouraged there are jobs out there for them. where are the jobs? business and information services. these tend to be higher paid jobs, 50,000 there. manufacturing. another strong month for manufacturing, 36,000 jobs
there. i can tell you over the past year manufacturing added $282850 jobs. health care 25,000 jobs. we have seen that month after month. this is a consistent performer in the economy. health care is a strong driver of jobs across the income spectrum. what does it say about the markets today? some markets higher here. futures had been down on trade concerns but this is a strong jobs report. not strong enough to light a fire under the fed because wages were up 2.7%. so here is the riddle folks like me have been looking at. why is it that the job market is so tight employers are desperate for workers but wages are not rising? that is a key here we have to figure out. >> that should follow, naturally. thank you very much. meanwhile, to this story. secretary of state mike pompeo's trip to north korea holds extra
significance for nearly 8,000 american families. they're hoping for the returned of their loved ones remains more than 60 years after the korean war. joining us now are gene waite and mary mcgovern, their brother victor galirani was in the u.s. army who went missing in action during the korean war in 1950. he was declared dead three years later and they have been waiting for word ever since. ladies, thank you for joining us. we can only imagine what these past 60 plus years have been like for your family because jean, you don't know the fate of what happened to your brother. >> absolutely, we have no idea and that's what we're waiting to find out. >> mary, he has a headstone at arlington national cemetery but the dates on it, you don't know. you just don't know when he died. you don't even know -- i mean, i guess for a long time you didn't know if he was dead.
can you explain what that -- what those years have been like? >> well, it's been a trial. we do not know exactly when he died but we know when he went missing and i believe that is the date that is there. >> so jean what has than that been like for your family waiting and wondering and worrying and not knowing. >> the not knowing is the hardest. when someone dies in your family and your have a body and bury them, off place to go and remember them. we have nothing and we have no date of death and we had a service for him but just with a picture on the altar and it just didn't seem right to me at that time. didn't seem real because i was only 11 at the time. >> mary, why hasn't your family been able to get the truth about what happened to your brother?
and you are not alone. there are thousands of other families. why were you never told anything specific? >> there was really no communication between it. i know my mother went through the red cross, salvation army, whatever she could reach out to to find information and they weren't releasing information and didn't know. they have put together a coalition that goes into these areas to find the lost and this is what's updating the families at this time so they are trying their best to give us information from year to year as an update. jean. >> jean, president trump says he raised that issue with kim jong-un when they met. let me play for you how he described this. >> one of the things i will tell you that i'm most happy about and that as you know is a big sticking point is bringing back the remains of thousands of soldiers that were killed.
>> this came up last minute? >> this was sort of last minute and i brought it up and i'll tell you what. it was almost immediate. now in the past you couldn't even talk about it but it was really a nice response. >> jean, what did you think when you heard that? >> i was glad. i feel the door is open and maybe we can get more of the remains and bring them home and have them identified and some families will get closure which will be great. >> mary, since president trump made that announcement on tv, have you been able to get more information about a timeline or what happens next? >> not yet, i know there are some bodies being released. i know there's some in hawaii for identification and we're waiting to hear if he is one of them. i know we will probably be getting more updates as this goes through but it's a little too early to tell if -- what's coming to happen and how it's going to end up.
>> has the trump administration been in touch with you about either their plan to ask for the remains or maybe this logjam of silence has been broken somehow? >> no. not really. >> no. >> so you heard that the president had brought it up with kim jong-un in that interview? how did you find out? >> well, we knew he was going over there from the news on the television. we knew he was going to bring the subject matter up and it wasn't until he made that speech that we knew what the outcome was along with everyone else. >> well, we know one of your great sadnesses is that your parents died not knowing what happened to their son, they held out hope he was alive and missing in action and that he would be reunited with the family so we pray for both of you and your whole family that you have resolution and closure at some point very soon.
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it was the era of flip phones and blackberries, the rise of reality tv, the start of the global war on terror and the election of the first black president. this sunday, we take you back to the first decade of the 21st century with our seven-part original series the 2000s. it took us ten years to live it, it will take seven episodes to cover it. this week's episode explores the most popular tv shows and trends of that decade. here's a preview. >> "curb" came is because larry wanted to do a special but he
would only make it with the stipulation that if he didn't like it he could buy it back. lucky for us h he liked. >> it you trying to act like you're not with me. >> no, i'm not trying to act like i'm not you. >> i'll pull a [ bleep ] out. >> don't you dare. >> the actors wouldn't get an outline for the show. they wouldn't even read what the scene was about. >> hey! judy! oh, my god! >> by the way, that shelf coming down was not planned. that shelf really did come down and larry and jeff just acted their way through it. >> what do i do? >> stick in the your jacket. >> jeffrey! >> it's too big. >> do something, she's coming up! >> i think "curb" is the ultimate descendent of "seinfeld." >> the kid is home hysterical because her dog judy has been
decapitated! >> joining us now is chandra wilson who plays dr. miranda bailey on grey's anatomy which premiered on abc in 2005 and just wrapped up its 14th season. i remember when grey's anatomy was premiering and i thought to myself who needs another medical drama? we've had e.r., we've had "chicago hope." this will never last. now you're 14 seasons in. what made this different or so successful? >> i was saying the same thing you did. i think -- you know, our -- the fans of our show, the people that watch our show are so invested in these characters. they're crazy about these characters and they -- being love sick was almost another character in our show and being used in ways it wasn't being used at the time and that was appealing but the main thing was that when you looked at the screen and i didn't even notice this until after i saw the pilot for the first time it looked
like america. it looked like some place familiar to me and i didn't even know that that was missing until i saw it on our show. >> that's an interesting point to make because the "grey's aadd inmy" cast, the entire world, is so incredibly diverse and it just is. it's not a focus of the show. it just is. >> that's absolutely right. >> what do you think the audience makes of that? we never came out from the start saying we're going to be a diverse vehicle. we just were. like what you just said. and i think there was something so comforting in that for audiences. so that we just got to play stories. we got to live the lives of these characters and have fun with the trials and tribulations of being in a hospital. >> some of these story lines, talk about. t trials and tribulations. they're not low key mild
fluctuations, they're epic triumphs in these awful tragedies. do you have favorites? >> well, number one it's dramatic television so you want to play into that. probably my favorite to date is our season six ender with the two shooter episodes with bailey under the bed being dragged out. i just remember when we got that script and we read it for the first time we were collectively so excited about it where the kids say i'm at season six and they'd get to the end. they're like i was so afraid for you. so it's really interesting to -- the way the viewing audience has changed over the years. >> is it different showing up to work season 14 than season one or two? how do you approach it differently? >> as an actor you never see past season one, maybe season 6 as far as contracts are concerned but to me for a long
time it was always well, this will probably be the last season and it still feels like that. that part never goes away. i love our place in history. it's something we never could have expected. but i feel honored to have been able to ride this ride. >> i want has an incredible place in television history and cultural history. chandra wilson, thank you so much for being with us. appreciate it. >> you're so welcome. >> be sure to tune in "the 2000s" premiers this sunday on 9:00 p.m. >> john, you were very charmed by chandra and vice versa. >>. have a great week wednesday, cnn newsroom with erica hill picks up after this quick break.
unexpectedly jumped as the u.s. imposes steve new tariffs on some $34 billion worth of goods imported from china and china responding in kind. beijing calling it the start of the largest trade war in economic history. christine romans is here to help break it down. let's start off with the latest jobs report. >> another very strong jobs report. these two stories are remitted because this is the backdrop on which the administration is confident enough it can have a trade war with china because the economy is so strong. 2 2130 jobs and april and may were revised upwards. the unemployment rate rose to 4%. here's why that's not alarming. it's not alarming because 600,000 people came off the sidelines and started looking for work. they are either encouraged by the headlines they're seeing, friends and family telling them