tv CNN Newsroom With John Berman and Poppy Harlow CNN July 13, 2018 7:00am-8:00am PDT
good morning, everyone. it has been quite an extraordinary friday morning already. i'm poppy harlow. the next stop on president trump's friday the 13th tour of britain is tea with the queen. most likely a welcome contrast to this joint news conference that he just held with his host, this, wouldi iworking visit wit may. the same theresa may who he blasted in a tabloid interview
as having doomed trade ties with the u.s. by failing to sever ties with the eu in her brexit plan. this morning the president didn't just walk back those comments, he denied ever making them. >> i didn't criticize the prime minister. i have a lot of respect for the prime minister. and unfortunately, there was a story that was done which was, you know, generally fine but it didn't put in what i said whabo the prime minister. and i said tremendous things. fortunately we tend to record stories now, so we have it for your enjoyment if you'd like it. but we record when we deal with reporters. it is called fake news. we solve a lot of problems with the good old recording instrument. >> i should point out the sun tab employed alloid also record interview and it has been playing around the world all night. we have a team of reporters across london. kaitlan collins is joining me now. he later admitted by the way
that he basically hadn't read the whole interview and the reporter said no, i did include that stuff. but that is by far not the most important part of what we heard from the two of them. it is striking the reversal that we saw from the president on every front except for immigration. >> reporter: that's right. i think a lot of people are referring to this as damage control. i'm not sure if that is what it is, but i do certainly have whiplash because just 24 hours ago, this interview was coming out -- last night about 12 hours ago and this president blasting theresa may on her own turf in his own words, in an audio recording that you can hear the president make these remarks himself. and he is saying that it is not true, he did not criticize her when in fact we all realize that he did, saying she didn't take his advice for leaving the european union for brexit. and saying that one of her greatest political rivals boris johnson would be good at her
job. now, the president was asked specifically about woboris johnn who resigned in protest of the brexit plan. the president says what he said about boris johnson was unrelated to theresa may. listen. >> they asked about boris johnson, how would he be as a prime minister. i said he'd be a great prime minister. he's been very nice to me. i think he thinks i'm doing a great job. i am doing a great job. that i can tell you just in case you haven't noticed. but boris johnson i think would be a great prime minister. i also said that this incredible woman right here is doing a fantastic job. >> reporter: so there the president is saying that him saying that boris johnson would make a great prime minister is unrelated to the current prime minister theresa may.
of course that does seem related to it. boris johnson actually does seem the rival to theresa may who could take her job as prime minister in the coming weeks. she is in a very politically weak state right now here in the uk. so it is hard to understate that. but you can hear from the president himself. he was also asked about his relationship with another world leader the german chancellor angela merkel. listen to what he had to say about that. >> i have a great relationship with angela merkel. great relationship with germany. but i think that is very much her germany. >> reporter: so the president there insisting throughout that press conference that he has a great relationship with these two world leader, both who he has heavily criticized over the last few weeks especially since he has been in europe, merkel referring to the gas pipeline between germany and russia and with the bombshell interview criticizing theresa may. but the president insists that
he was not criticizing her, that he actually said good things, that she is doing a terrific job. but we can hear from the president position, he d president himself, he did say those things. >> he did. and meanwhile the protests are taking place right now in london on regent street. nick paton walsh is standing by. >> reporter: this is just getting under way here really. the larger of the two major protests here. i can say certainly all of regent street that stretches from piccadilly circus, crammed full of anti-trump sentiment. we knew this was going to be happening, but i have to say i didn't really expect to be quite this crowded. signs all over the place, some manufactured like in a, british politicians leading parts of the crowds here. we've seen this is a carnival of resistan resistance, no one is illegal,
even one person in fact suggesting that trump is about as welcome as a cold cup of tea, how more british could you possibly get. but this is something that people were hoping would be adequately organized and calm to express the feeling frankly in the capital that led to donald trump barely coming here at all. he simply touched down in the u.s. government territory, the usa ambassador's residence. and the rest of his tour is well out of the capital for on this specific reason. of course we've seen the occasional pro strump procetrum but so far a relatively calm presence. but it is extraordinary to see you the volume of individuals we have here right in what would normally be the commercial throbbing heart of central london here. regent street itself. and of course this is a place where you would have expected had donald trump been allowed to visit -- or i should say donald
trump should visit the parliament and even royal institutions, this may have been a place locked down to enable his move around. but instead, we will be seeing in the hours ahead and have already seen vast amounts of british people simply coming out expressing their indignation at what they consider to be race racism, immigration problems and of course frankly sometimes disregard for truth that donald trump has expressed. very few people here i think have been listening to that press conference that he just gave with theresa may. she is in enough trouble herself frankly politically. but also you have to remember that the nature of much of this opinion toward donald trump is served when he is disagreeing with her. so an extra ordinary scene that will continue in the hours ahead as it moves down toward parliament. we've seen the blimp of donald trump being held up in the sky here. that came down to be replaced by
a smaller version. offensive plaqcards here agains the u.s. president. george w. bush didn't quite see such a volume of people, such profanity frankly. and himself to the british government so keen it seems in organizing this tour to keep him so far away from the center of a capital which is cosmopolitan, clearly the people here on the streets here rejecting so much of what donald trump stands for to those outside of the united states. >> nick, thank you for being there. it is a remarkable scene. we'll keep a close eye on this. joining me now is ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee democratic senator bob menendez. thank you for being here. an important day to have you in terms of what this means on the world stage. so did you have a chance to listen to the press conference? >> i did. >> one striking difference that the president has request h. with theresa may is his screw on
immigration. let's let everyone listen. >> in terms of russia, i guarantee whoever it is in russia, they are saying oh, gee, do we wish that trump was not the victor in that election. we have been far tougher on rush that than anybody. and probably -- look, i won't go down 100 years. but certainly we have been extremely tough on russia. and with all that being said, if i had a relationship with putin, i don't know him, met him twice, maybe two and a half times. >> okay. that is what he said 00 ruon ru that sha. so let's start with that. the president is sitting down with vladimir putin monday. and on russia, he claims no one has been tougher on russia and this administration has had some tough policies, sankts s tough policies, sanktsanctions, weaponizing the ukranians. but he says no one has been 2u6er than him and he also said about chiropractor me a, i was
handed this bad hand from the obama administration and there is nothing much i have to say about it. what is your read? >> first of all, it is the congress that has been tough on russia because the congress passed mandatory sanctions without waivers. first time that i have seen in my 26 years in congress that the congress passed mandatory sanctions without giving the president the waivers on russia because the congress in a bipartisan basis was concerned about how the president would treat russia. and i'm deeply concerned as he goes to this meeting including a meeting where it will be a one-on-one where we won't really know what happened that, you know, he gives the back of the hand to our closest allies and embraces people like putin. so whether he will stand up as the senate foreign relations committee just voted that ukraine and crimea, that the invasion and annexation of crimea a, the continuing action in ukraine is something that has to continue to be sanctioned, whether or not he will move back
on our nato exercises, whether or not he would give up on syria in a way that will affect the region, i'm seriously concerned about the things that he may agree to with putin because he wants a relation ship with putin that goes far beyond a relationship with any of our allies. >> you heard theresa may say that she is supportive of this summit with putin. are you supportive of it, are you glad at least that it is happening? >> i'm not glad when the president says about putin that he is a competitor. putin is not a competitor. he is an adversary at best and in my opinion a foe. anyone who tries to undermine your country as he does in the elections and substantiated by the intelligence agencies, it is not a meeting in which you think you have a competitor. you have someone trying to
undermine your democracy. so you need to not ask him the question, you need to tell him i know you did it and here are the consequences. this is not a question to be asked anymore. >> as you said, not many people will be in that meeting. but here is the counter argument to that. the relationship with russia is not strong now with the united states. it is not good. it is not beneficial to the united states. why not try to make it better? it sounds like you completely oppose the summit all together. would you rather the president not go to hell sisinki? >> i'd have the president clearly de-lylineate what he -- >> but would he want him to go? >> that is not the point. >> but neither of us know what elsie in he will he will say in. >> but he could say i'm going to challenge putin. not going to ask him a question. i'm going to say that in fact
crimea will never be accepted as an annexation. these are the types of statements. and then i'd say, yes, i'd embrace the summit. but the president wants to em y embrace putin and he is doing the work for putin throughout the western world in terms of creating chaos. he is a human wrecking ball. >> let's listen to what he said on immigration. he said this in the interview with the sun and then it is pretty of the only thing that he repeated nearly word for word the same way this morning on how he views immigration is damaging to the continent of europe. let's listen. >> i think it has been very bad for europe. i think europe is a place i know very well and i think that what has happened is very tough. it is a very tough situation. i mean you see the same terror attacks that i do. we see them a lot. but i just think it is changing the culture, i think it is a very negative thing for europe. i think it is very negative.
i think that very much hurt germ any. i think it has very much hurt other parts of europe. and i know it is politically not necessarily correct to say that, but i'll say it and i'll say it loud. >> what is your reaction to that from the president? >> i wonder how he would have felt at the time in which donald trump's grandfather an unaccompanied minor from germany came to the united states during a waiver ve of european immigra which didn't change the culture, it changed the united states for the better. it enriched the united states. and our history since then has enriched the united states. so the president is actually the beneficiary of being born in this country as a result of a migratory pattern that brought his grandfather here and then gave birth to his father and then ultimately he was born in this country. is so it is ironic. >> it does tell you about the president's mindset on
immigration overall, he is talking to his base. does it thoot teit not tell you president won't move an inch on this? >> oh, no, the president is so bore down on this issue that he is convinced that maybe this is appealing to his base, but it undermines the greatest experiment in the history of mankind which is the united states of america, all walks of life enriched this nation. and the fact that he cannot come to the understanding -- some of the greatest startups in our country these days are from immigrants. and he cannot understand that he himself is the beneficial of the type of immigration that he now continuously criticizes, it is pretty amazing. >> the third part of this trip is ahead, what the president deemed earlier this week maybe the easiest part of his trip and that is the meeting on monday with putin. so far the nato summit, this set of meetings and the dinner with theresa may, this working trip, has it been beneficial to
america? >> i don't think so. the reality is that he has unsettled the western alliance, trans-atlantic alliance. nato is at the core of a 73 year history. it was there after world are war 2. it helped us win the cold war. the only time they have usedare 2. it helped us win the cold war. the only time they have used collective defense is on behalf of the united states after september 11th. and only in the president's pash legal parallel alternate universe can you stab your leahost in the ba and then embrace them. >> when she was asked to do you feel undermined by president trump, she said no. >> she is far more diplomatic than the president. >> thank you for coming, senator. more on the breaking news. massive protests under way right now, these are anti-president trump protests in the streets of london. more in a moment.
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ask your doctor about victoza®. welcome to our live coverage. once again these are live pictures in london, it is 3:20 in the afternoon here and there are clearly thousands of people marching in opposition of president trump's visit to the you united kingdom. right now he is on his way to have tea with the queen. he just left that press conference with prime minister theresa may. and the voice of these british people clearly being heard in opposition to the president. we'll keep an eye on it. let's talk about all the headlines this morning with our senior international diplomatic editor nic robertson and also kimberly dozier and a.b. stodda stoddard. nic, it was a striking reversz
al the way the president spoke to the sun about theresa may, about brexit, her rival boris johnson. and what he said when he was standing next to her this morning. however, despite all of that, theresa may when asked did she feel undermined by president trump, she said no. what is your read? >> reporter: i think we're faced with that position that 3rd has put us in before, which is which president trump do we believe. the one that we heard this afternoon or the one that spoke to the sun newspaper. by the way there are helicopter s helicopters, two helicopters look to be like delivery of the that reason one helicopter have landed here. we were expecting president trump to touchdown here before taking off to see the queen at winds windsor. so quite possibly that is president trump touching down here. don't have confirmation of that
yet. but i think president trump is essentially asking us what he said this afternoon to suspend our belief that we shouldn't believe that he went into an interview with a newspaper not aware that they would use and choose which pieces of what he said to run where in the story. he would have been absolutely aware that they would choose the most interesting things that he said to run in the lead of the story. the fact that he challenged the reporter to say whether or not that included 9 iteclinclude t said positively about theresa may and they said they did put it in the article. but i'm also questioning how much did president trump really understand about theresa may and her political position. he seemed to say there that, you know, the past two days he got to know her really well, she is a tough person, good negotiator,
does great things for her country, would rather haveler as her as a friend than an enemy, but on the other hand, he has clearly undermined her. so which version do we believe? the fact that he actually says that he apologized to her, perhaps does indicate some genuine contrition and genuine surprise about the way the article turned out, but it is hard to suspend that belief that far. it seems he knew what he was doing. he hit the points that would undermine her and is now back pedaling. >> i'm trying to ask the control room if the sound is ready. okay. let's listen to the president poapologizin apologizing. >> i said very good things about her. i didn't think they put it in, but that is all right. they didn't put it in the headline. i wish they put it in the headline. she is a total professional. because when i saw her, i said i want to apologize, i said such good things about you.
and she said don't worry, it is only the press. and i might add, though -- don't worry, they have been doing to me and i do to them. >> this is not a president that often apologizes. and to be clear, that was not an i apologize for what i said criticizing you, which he did in the interview to the sun, this was i apologize on behalf of the sun if they didn't publish the nice things i said, but wait, they actually did. >> right. it was rare for him to tell us in a public setting that he even used the word apologize to theresa may. but it is true, he was apologizing to her that all the good things he said didn't make it into a headline. look, this is really standard operating procedure for president trump. he is very confrontational either for the cameras and then when he gets into private meeting like he did a few days ago with angela merkel after
saying she was a captive of russia, he doesn't use the same language. he was going to use flattery as he often has with these one-on-one press conferences to get through the moment and get through the questions about the sun interview. that is not a surprise. he often creates his own reality and is perfectly inconsistent about what went on on and what the facts are as we know. theresa may knows that and no matter the bomba schbombast, no the rudeness, you don't take the british out of the brits. >> yeah, she mile e smiled andl right along. so let's listen to what he said where he was consistent when it comes to the negative impact he believes immigration has. >> i think it has been very bad for europe. i think europe is a place i know very well and i think that what
has happened is very tough. it is a very tough situation. i mean you see the same terror attacks that i do. we see them a lot. i just think it is changing the culture. i think it is a very negative thing for europe. i think it is very negative. i think that has very much hurt germany and other parts of europe. i know it is politically not necessarily correct to say that, but i'll say it. and i'll say it loud. >> and that he did in responsibility immediately after theresa may said, quote, immigration has been good for the uk and she spoke about a proud history of immigration. >> he never used the phrase white europeans that there weren't enough white europeans anymore, but that is how it will be read both by immigrants, by the largely cosmopolitan populations in places like london and frankfurt. and also by the splintered
political parties that are pushing for that kind of anti-foreigner anti-immigration mandate. so what he has done is weaken the hand of many of his allies who are trying to do things like the outreach to immigrant communities, to try to fight terrorism. so in a sense he has short his own efforts to fight global terrorism in the foot. but to his supporters, to his base, this is going to be something that they rally around. what a lot of the allies, the diplomats that i've spoken to say that they brace for are comments like this that they have to deal with the fallout later. and what their quiet strategy is, you have to survive meetings with trumpt, you have to survive the trump presidency. and go to alone if necessary while you wait for him to say some. right things. >> but will theresa may survive this in her own country.
and will she remain in power or will the man that the president also praised this morning, boris johnson, get her job. we'll see. there is a lot ahead there. thank you all for being with me. still to come, back here in the united states, a congressional hearing devolves into a shouting match with personal attacks and partisan bickering. did anything even get accomplished. alright, i brought in new max protein
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a hearing at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. this will take place behind closed doors. a lot of questions for her about the bias that may have existed in her role at the fbi. that's what lawmakers want to ask her about. of course she exchanged those text messages with this man, peter strzok, whose hearing yesterday was hours and hours long and which pretty much devolved into shouting matches. here is some of it. >> i can't help but wonder when i see you looking there with a little smirk how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eyes and lie to her about lisa -- >> mr. chairman this, is outrageous. >> the credibility of the witness is always an issue. >> mr. chairman, please. >> have you no -- >> this is intolerable harassment of the witness. >> you need your medication. >> it did not stop there. republicans trying to hold strzok in contempt because.
advice of fbi counsel he would not answer certain questions. in response democrats questioned by steve bannon wasn't held to the same standards. listen to this. >> i move to subpoena steve bannon. mr. bannon because a quit in the hou witness under subpoena. he refused to answer -- >> the gentleman is not recognized. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland -- >> motion is always in order. a motion is always in order, it is rule 11. clause 2. i move now for consideration for mr. bannon to be subpoenaed. >> motion is not germane. >> i move to overrule the ruling of the chair. >> joining me now is the congressman you just heard there from california. that actually went on for a lot longer. we had to cut it down for time. so we heard you say there i move to overrule the ruling of the chair. where did this all land, what were you hoping to get out of
this? >> good morning, poppy. i was hoping that we would see a sincere effort to have witnesses answer questions. because mr. gowdy was trying to force peter strzok to answer questions but we say the same play out with steve bannon. but there was no interest to force a contempt proceeding on him. it shows the inconsistency. it shows that republicans are more interested not in the answers but using their questions to undermine bob mueller's probe and not interested in protecting our democracy. >> and you told anderson cooper last night, look, i wouldn't have peter strzok work for me. i would have removed him. you are not a supporter of his. at the same time here is how the president's lawyer rudy giuliani described all of this last night on fox. >> this guy is a really bad guy. and the reason the democrats look so bad is they were
stupidly defending him. that whole thing, well, i'm innocent, i'm innocent because i didn't leak illegally. >> he said it is stupid of the democrats to be defending hi in. are you worried about the optics of this for your party? >> no, and when i worked as a prosecutor, i had cases where police officers did objectionable things. but it didn't really mean much about the overall case. so what we tried to do yesterday is show that mr. strzok was just a pebble in the mountain of evidence that existed between donald trump and his campaign and contacts they had with russia. so i pointed out he was not the sole negotiator to close the clinton campaign or involved in opening the trump/russia campaign. >> but you would admit that he was a prominent voice. he was one of the leads on the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. >> yes, i agree, but if you take him out, if he was never born, donald trump still invited the russians to hack, his son still
took a meeting at trump tower and his lawyer still tried too arrange a meeting between putin and trump so they could interfere trump elections. those are were the words of michael cohen and felix sater. >> it seemed like you were saying last night that this hearing didn't accomplish anything. and you wish the hours spent on this hearing could have been used by the judiciary committee for having a hearing about the separated children at the border. my question -- and i area that and it is important. at the same time, is it not important, congress man, for the american people to hear from the man that was central to both of these investigations for a significant period of time whom the president himself points to as someone because of these text messages, the president says this discredits the entire mueller probe. do you at least not want the american people to hear the exchanges they heard yesterday? >> oh, i agree. and they heard them for ten hours. and what disphysiciafi distincts
is they both raised their right hand and they answered tough questions. it is your turn, mr. president. talk to bob mueller and we can actually wrap up this investigation. >> the president this morning spoke in this press conference with theresa may, when asked about -- okay. good. about multiple times about his trip and meeting with vladimir putin, he said it is hard to get a lot done because anything you say or do gets basically warned by the press warped and all the bad things are written and the investigation being a hoax and witch hunt. what do you hope the president says to vladimir putin on monday? >> i'm rooting for the president on this trip. but i want the united states and our constituents to get something out of it. i want him to tell putin we will not tolerate election meddling, that he would be isolated from the rest of the first world countries if he continues and that he must be a part of stabilizing syria so that further terrorism and refugee migrants no longer exist.
we need to get something out of it. if this is just two guys who want to be authoritarian figures, that helps none of us. >> but you are supportive of the meeting. i had bob menendez on earlier this hour who is not supportive of the meeting at this point. what is the item that you believe the president can walk away from the summit with on monday that will make you believe that it was worth it? >> i am supportive as long as we get something and accomplish our strategic objectives . >> and what is that thing? >> reduce their aggression in ukraine, stop supporting assad and make a pledge that they will not meddle in our elections. that would be a big victory for the president and i'd be the first one to congratulate the president if he could achieve that. >> congressman, appreciate your time. thank you. at the same time, we are monitoring the protests in
london. let's go to nick paton walsh standing by. thousands of people it looks like walking down regent street toward tawhere you are. >> reporter: tens of thousands here. way more than we had expected. paralyzing central london's main commercial thoroughfare here. i should apologize potentially of the profanity you may see in some of the placards behind me, but there is an outpouring of shear anger here frankly against donald trump. and it is a protest which has made it impossible for him -- excuse me, ma'am, why are have you come here today? >> it's been a very complicated scene in british politics. >> reporter: so you couldn't get more british understatement than that frankly. but this is all about people are 150eing what donald trump encan sul hates the anger against racism here, immigration, his general global stance frankly
even on climate change. he's put tens of thousands of people out here. that is a comparatively quiet noise you'll be hearing. this is a very british affair from people saying he is as welcome as a cold cup of tea to people putting up denounce yagss of how he fits in their view of leaving the european union. but the most extra ordinary scene i've seen even when george w. bush are was deepwas deeply e didn't have that profanity frankly. i should probably obscure one sign you are about to see shortly here. this is simply how british people certainly in london the multiethical heart of the uk financially at least feel. many people here did not vote for brexit to leave the european union. donald trump sort of feel his politics seized upon the anti-immigration idea. but really it is so much more complicated and the resistance here is very angry a.
>> nick paton walsh, thank you. we'll keep a close eye on the protes protests. the white house dismissing warnings ordering that more lawmakers have access to information on that fbi informant who spoke to members of the trump campaign early in 2016. we'll speak to the reporter who broke this story. check out bass pro shops and cabela's for big savings during our summer sale. like select men's short sleeve shirts for under $15. a 120 quart igloo cooler for under $50. plus bring the kids for free workshops and activities.
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the trump administration has rejected repeated warnings from senior intelligence officials, according to a new report in the "new york times," the "times" reports that the white house is ordering the justice department to give more lawmakers access to classified information about that fbi confidential source who met with two members of the trump campaign in 2016. according to the "times," all the members of the senate and house intelligence committees will have access to these classified documents and some look
transparency, others fear it could be a safety risk for confidential sources. the reporter who broke the story joins me now. so let's just pick through your reporting. do you know if it was president trump or someone below him in the white house that ordered the doj share more of these documents with more people? >> we don't. we know that there was great concern in the intelligence community and at the fbi that the pool of people who had this information be expanded. and there was pressure on the white house to the dni, director of national intelligence, to expand that pool. we don't know who gave the order. but it is central to this issue of the narrative over the fbi investigation. this informant who was used by the fbi, republicans have wanted to paint him as a spy in the trump campaign. and so this is kind of one skirmish in the larger battle.
>> so democrats as you know wrote a letter this week to director coats, and argued that this puts more sources and methods at risk. what can you tell us about that? >> well, in theory it could. i mean more people having access to human source information in theory could put sources and methods at riching. we should say that these are members of the house and senate intelligence community who deal with classified information all the time. and so one would not presume that this was automatically going to leak out. it is though very unusual though for this kind of highly sensitive information to be briefed even to the broad committees. usually human source information is kept in a very tight compartment. and so this is part of the concern particularly at the fbi that more lawmakers have access to this information. >> and just to remind our viewers, these are documents that were shown at the meeting that at least at the beginning
of the meeting white house lawyer emmet flood and also chief of staff john kelly were at the beginning of that meeting and there was a lot of controversy about that. what are you hearing from your sources in the intelligence community about the effect of this, and why the white house was asked not to do this? >> well, the impact we will see. the suspicion is that the white house is sort of intervening in this law enforcement investment, sort of 3u9ing its thumb on the scale. as uchd, it was very strange that a white house lawyer and chief of staff attended at least part of that briefing about this informant. about an investigation that involves the white house. they say they left the briefing before there was any substance. but again, it is the appearance that has people concerned and certainly very unusual for the white house's lawyer to be present for someone when the
white house is involved in the investigation. >> any defense from the white house on this, any comment? >> there has been no comment from the white house. >> mark, appreciate the reporting. thank you. high tea with the president. president trump that is. and the first lady. and the queen of england. that is ahead. smart home technology...meet beautiful window coverings.
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in minutes president trump and the first lady will leave for tea with the queen. president trump called the queen a tremendous and incredible woman earlier this morning. our royal correspondent max foster is in windsor with more. so what can we expect? >> i think the main thing people are thinking at the moment is that there will be a huge relief from all the politics. that explosive interview in "the sun" and the fallout in downing street. but this is completely apolitical or at least it should
be an apolitical affair. the dween is above poqueen is a. and we know that donald trump is a bit of a fan. and there will be pomp and ceremony which he enjoys as well. so he will arrive here, there will be a garld uard of honor, then he will go inside. quite a brief moment really, but there will be tea served to the president by the queen. that is the tradition here. and there will just be the three of them. so first lady, president trump and the queen in the room. we probably won't hear anything about the conversation unless donald trump decides to leak the conversation. but that would be the ultimate break in protocol. >> and also the first lady will be there and her platform has been "be best." do you know what we can expect from her? we know she's a fan as well because donald trump said that in the newspaper again today. she is very impressed by the queen's charms. i think she is quite interested in the queen as a public figure.
she is the longest serving head of state in the world. and there are close relations between the u.s. and uk, not least because donald trump's mother came from the uk as well. so i'm sure that will come up. meghan markell will probably coming as topic a well. so there are some opportunities for things to be slightly awkward. donald trump's famous handshakes, the protocol is that the queen extends her hand first. she speaks first. she will pour the tea. so opportunities for him to break the protocols. but she won't expect him to live by any of them. her priority i'm told is to be as all good hosts should be someone who welcomes the guest and makes them feel comfortable. >> indeed. max foster, thank you for being there. it has been quite a few days in the uk for sure. that will do it for my. thank you so much. stay with cnn. we're now learning deputy attorney general rod rosenstein is planning to make what is being billed as a law
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hello, everyone. one reporter described its a gift wrapped hand grenade. and the repercussions are being felt on both sides of the twlik. but what did he or he in this case blow up? let's find out. president trump continuing his visit in the united kingdom, held a press conference this morning with prime minister theresa may. >> i didn't criticize the prime minister. i have a lot of respect for the prime minister. and i said tremendous things. i said very good things about her. and she is a total professional. because when i saw her this morning, i said i want to apologize because i said such good things about you. >> hours earlier, this