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the zee core of t-- the decor oe music room at the palace which is very thoughtful and in exchange they gave prince philip a monogram specialized air force one jacket and an autobiography of a british air force general who prince philip has a long and storied history in the military here in the u.k. and for the queen, they gave her a tiffany and company broach of silver and red silk and it was encased in a wooden -- a jewelry box and the wood they say is white house wood. now we haven't confirmed it but we're speculating that pr-- perhaps the box was made from wood perhaps from the tree that the queen planted when she visited the bushes in washington at white house. that is a stretch. but it is the kind of gift that melania trump thinks about. these personalized touchstone moments that usually reflect the friendship between the two countries and have some very
personal moments. she also gave the empress of japan in the trip last week a pen carved out of wood from a tree on harvard university campus because the empress studied there years ago. so these are the special one-of-a-kind gifts that dignitaries give one another and those are also the things that melania trump gets involved with and works with the state department and studies the history of them and open to the suggestions she's given from the protocol office and then these things get into play and there is the gift exchange. and it is a rather serious and important component of the relationship when the president and the first lady got their tour yesterday at buckingham palace as some of the items that have been given to the, they took the walking tour would the family and gifts were things they had received from other dignity air yours, including the president and first lady at last visit and gifted a sterling silver horse. and that was part of what they
saw yesterday. their own gift that they had given. so these things are very important. they become part of the historical archives of the visits. >> sure. >> and i believe that is sort of what melania trump had in mind. >> so clearly you have -- >> reporter: tonight a long red dress. >> from white yesterday to red today. you have done your homework on the trip over here to london. they're making them wait a little while. why? >> reporter: i'm sorry, making -- >> they were having to stand there. yes. >> reporter: yes. so i think just -- >> there is prince charles. >> just traffic in london and getting in and out. i was going to say, i think -- here they are arriving. >> let's listen. >> again, it is the prince.
>> and that is the moment we're waiting for. you have prince charles and his wife, camilla arriving in the car, perhaps traffic as it is in many big cities was it what it was and the first lady and the president had to wait just a little while and then on they go to the black tie. this is the reciprocal dinner, as in this is the way that the first family reciprocates back
to the family for the state visit there in london. kate bennett, thank you very much. president trump talking british politics today as his counter part the prime minister theresa may prepares to step down at the final joint news conference this morning the two leaders complimented one another while pay tribute to the bond between the two countries. >> prime minister may, it has been a true honor. i have greatly enjoyed working with you. you are a tremendous professional and a person that loves your country dearly. thank you very much. really an honor. >> for the past two and a half years, the president and i have had the duty and privilege of being the latest guardians of this precious and profound friendship between our countries. as with our predecessors, when we have faced threats to the security of our citizens and our allies, we have stood together and acted together. >> kate andrews is the associate director of the institute of
economic affairs and a u.s. political columnist and peter nicholas is the white house reporter for the atlantic. and peter, let me begin with you because you were in the room today for the joint news conference where the president was quite complimentary of the p.m. after insulting her about brexit just a year ago. so were you surprised by a kinder and, dare i say, more deferential president trump. >> i was. i think we saw the president on his best behavior today. because the interview he said she mishandled the brexit situation and would have done it differently and he's tweeted negative things about her. but at this press conference, which happens just a few days before she formally steps down, he could not have been more gracious toward her and he kind of alighted their differences, yes, he west virginia done brexit differently and sued the e.u. and gotten a settlement and but in a light bantering tone.
which she no doubt appreciated. so there was some question about whether he was going to take one last dig at her before she leaves office but he didn't do that. he was the gracious guest today. >> saying that she was perhaps the better negotiator coming from mr. "art of the deal." so how did this land with the brits? this exchange. >> it was noted how polite he was because when he was tupping down in london he was treating out sid six of the london mayor, sadiq khan and they have had a back and forth and so critical of the prime minister and blowing her opportunity to get a free-trade deal with the usa, this is a change in tone. he was extremely polite and recognized the hard work she's put in. agree or disagree with her on the brexit and the path she's pursued it is the kind of language you would expect from a u.s. president to a prime minister. it does seem so far that the special relationship has held in
tact with donald trump in the oval office and depending on who the next leader is we could see an even closer relationship. he suggested that people like boris johnson, a potential candidate he would like to work with. >> you took the words out of my mouth. he extended an invitation to boris johnson who could become the next prime minister and johnson said, no, he has met with nigel feradge and the president continues to insert himself and in u.k. politics to remind everybody, peter, this is not typical behavior for a u.s. president. and it was first coined by winston churchill in the 1940s and what did his words and actions mean for that relationship today? >> well, trump's instinct is to meddle frankly in british politics. he obviously has a horse in the race and that is boris johnson. that is the candidate he likes. and johnson is of a conservative
pro-brexit temperament that appeals to trump and i think the relationship, if johnson were prime minister, would be even more special than it is today. but why this is dangerous for american presidents to do this is because what if johnson doesn't win. what if there is another candidate who emerges. and then trump has already shown that he's partial to johnson and not that winner. and that makes the relationships more difficult. so the advice that trump got from his own staff before leaving for this trip was to stay out of it. to not get too deeply involved. but as students of trump that we all are, it is just impossible for him to resist that temptation. >> and when he was asked about the protests, kate, we talked to the woman -- one of the women behind that, that big baby blimp, he called it all fake news and the truth is they happened. we saw the blimp and seen the signs and the chants and whistles and we just heard the loud -- the big horn over the two of them over at winfield house. so organizers say there were fewer people than in 2018.
75,000 instead of more than 100,000. but still they turned out for the second straight year. >> they did. there was certainly a movement in london today. the blimp was back in action. i have to say, it all seemed in good spirits. very much part of the democratic process. and in line with the free society here in the u.k. and also represented in the usa. it is part of the healthy society to be able to protest in this way. it was definitely smaller. many people will probably feel like one time was enough. they made their statement. and but also i think this trip was bigger for the president. he had an actual state visit and had the opportunity to go through many of the ceremonies that are so treasured i think by team in the u.k. and the usa. and to a quick point about the meddling, i agree that donald trump picking a favorite to be the next prime minister has its dangers but we can't forget that president obama did something in 2016 and made comments about the
u.s. being at the back of the cue for a free-trade deal if they decided to brexit and this went down poorly in well, here in britain and they don't like hearing presidents weigh in on a democratic decision, whether it is brexit or electing the next leader. >> whether it is president trump or obama, thank you very much. and perhaps the biggest headline from the news conference, president doubling down on his threats to slap tariffs on mexico unless they help curb illegal immigration. the president said the tariffs will go into effect next week. but he's reportedly already getting pushback from members of his own party. republican lawmakers are talking about blocking the tariffs which could in turn block billions of dollars in border wall funding. just remember, the wall is president trump's number one campaign promise. here is how he's responding to those concerns. >> and what do you think of republicans who say that they may take action to block you
imposi imposing those tariffs. >> i don't think they'll do that. i think if they do it is foolish. >> foolish he said. our correspondent on capitol hill and so he said foolish. what are lawmakers saying? >> reporter: well republicans up here on capitol hill, brooke, senate republicans especially are very concerned about this. and they do not like it. they don't want the tariffs to go forward and don't like the policy and they certainly don't like this new threat from president trump today. and they essentially told the white house so in this closed-door meeting just wrapping up on capitol hill at this hour. senate republicans huddled with members of the white house, members of the doj who came up here to brief them about this potential move and republicans leaving that meeting said that the officials basically were laying out what they saw as their legal arguments, what their authority would be to potentially make this move and impose these tariffs and very clear republicans leaving that meaning are essentially trying
to line up their response, what congress can do to potentially block the president, block the tariffs from going forward. and many republicans today essentially saying that they gave white house officials an earful about what they think about these tariffs and he's very against the tariffs and said there was no one in the room that did not express concern today. here is more of what he told me. >> this time the vote won't be on shifting resources that have been appropriated from one account to another. in that case from military construction to a border fence or wall. this time it will be about whether to impose tariffs. which to many of us republicans is about increasing taxes and specifically on consumers. and also the retaliation that is likely to come from mexico which would affect our farmers and our workers and our service providers. so it is a tough vote. and my hope is we can avoid that by working something out even over the next couple of days.
>> senator portman going a few step as head. basically saying, brooke, that this potentially, if it goes forward, sets up a very hard vote where you potentially have republicans up here on capitol hill having to vote against and move against the president's move on tariffs to try to alleviate that and certainly portman and in other republicans up here hoping and holding their breath to see if the meeting tomorrow between u.s. and mexico will potentially resolve the issues. certainly takes them out of the hot seat if it does but no indication it will. >> we'll talk about that tomorrow. thank you very much. and meanwhile, with this threat of tariffs, some american business owners in arizona are afraid they will lose millions. million dollars as a result of the move. vanessa is live in nogales, and what are they sharing with you? >> reporter: hi, brooke. today they've been meeting on this very issue, business
leaders here in nogales preparing for how they may tackle the tariffs which they're calling unprecedented. many of the importers rely exclusively on trade with mexico through this port right behind me. and they say if these tariffs go into effect, each business could be affected by millions of dollars. this month they are expected truckloads full of grapes from mexico. but he wasn't expecting to pay tariffs. >> so 5% for now is absolutely horrible. going to 10%, 15%, 20%, i can't even imagine. >> reporter: chamberlain imports 100% of his fruits and vegetables from mexico to his warehouse in nogales, arizona. if the president's tariffs take effect next week -- >> we have red peppers out of sinaloa. >> reporter: chamberlain who voted for trump will pay more to bring his produce across the
border. >> these are not a good idea and that is not the way i would do things but it is the way the president is choosing to do things because of the congress that we have. i'm not always going to be on the side of the president. >> reporter: the u.s. imports $26 billion of agricultural products from mexico each year and manufacturing dwarves that. >> we're shipping $450 million annually across the border. for my customers to pay an extra $100 million, i'm not sure they're going to stick around. >> reporter: richard ruben owns 26 factories in mexico, importing materials for american companies which he said provides millions of u.s. jobs. >> mexico is our friend. mexico deserves the respect and the dignity. it is not a business. it is a country. and this should be solved through diplomacy. >> guillermo brokers trade deals between the u.s. and mexican companies. >> we're throwing punches until the dark because we don't know
what to expect. we know we have to take this president serious. some people are saying he's just threatening. but we can't just assume he's just threatening. >> reporter: as the broker, valencia ensures tariffs are paid. his company imports and exports products to mexico. >> this is a component for a major u.s. manufacturer producing electric cars. >> so this could be someone's backseat one day. >> it will be in someone's backseat. so if you haven't bought this car yet, there is going to be an increase cost. >> because of the tariffs. >> because of the tariffs. and it could be up to 25%. and it could be more. because of this product went back through a couple of times, depending on the amount of times, it could be 50%, 70%, tariff upon tariff upon tariff upon tariff. >> reporter: everyone we have spoken to here said one thing is clear, the extra cost will get passed down to the american consumer. so that means things like your refrigerator, your car and even
beer could cost more. brooke. >> even beer you say. vanessa, thank you very much. she knows everything and was there from the start of the campaign to the oval office and today hope hicks is defying a subpoena from congress at the direction of the white house. plus virginia's governor is calling a special session on gun control after the workplace shooting that killed 12 people in virginia beach. and some democratic lawmakers say they have set a new threshold for supporting impeachment and it is tied to whether special counsel robert mueller testifies. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90.
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in the last hour, georgia congressman lucy mcbath announced her new bill called the federal extreme risk protection order act. this bill mimics a senate bill introduced last year to allow law enforcement to remove guns from individuals deemed an extreme risk to themselves or others. congresswoman mcbath game a gun control activist after her son was killed in 2012 by a shooter who explained about loud music. and congress woman is back with me. welcome back. >> thank you. it is good to be with you. >> and so you tell me, how would this work? let's say -- use an example, say there is an individual showing signs of extreme violence and perhaps a family member or a co-worker is concerned. if the bill becomes law, what could that person do? >> well, basically it empowers the family members along with law enforcement and also the judge to determine to ascertain whether or not this individual,
the loved one, poses an extreme risk to themselves or to the community. most definitely if a person is suicidal, this also gives the family and the law enforcement and the judge the ability to determine whether or not this person is extremely -- that much of a risk. so what it does is it puts in checks and balances, to allow families to be able to really advocate for their loved ones. >> sure. we know that over on the senate side, republican senator lindsey graham and democratic senate richard blumenthal said it would first give law enforcement 14 days to remove the guns. so in your bill, what is the time frame? because in some of the cases they need to be removed immediately. >> well it is basically the same language -- >> 14 days? >> 14 days. it is the same language. but there again i also wanted it known that we want to make sure we're looking at behavioral risks that are assessed as well. in my bill making sure that
we're looking at the behavioral risks such as people that might be domestic abusers or suicidal. those kind of risks need to be determined as well. i think this is a far more organic way to making sure that those individuals that are exhibiting these kind of dangerous or risk yip -- risky behaviors and determining whether or not they should have access to guns. >> i know for example in california, the first state to have a red flag law similar to, this the firearms could be removed for up to a year, with your proposal, how long could someone's guns be take and way and how could he or she fight to get them back? >> well basically that would be determined by the judge and this group of individuals ascertaining or making those decisions so it would vary from case to case. >> vary from case to case meaning could be gone for weeks, months, a year. would there be a cap of the year. >> yes. i would advocate a cap at a
year. >> i want to move on. the white house has directed former white house communication director hope hicks and annie donaldson, former deputy white house counsel not to turn over documents to the house judiciary committee which you are a member. how will your committee respond, another example of stonewalling from the white house. >> of course we've been very dissatisfied with the lack of information that has been disbursed to us. but of course, our job in congressional oversight is to get as much information we possibly can. we'll continue the process. this is a process to get the redacted information and as much of the resource information from other investigators that were also tasked with getting the information. so we'll continue the process. there is a process to get the end result desired and we want to make sure that -- nothing falls through the cracks. we want to make sure there are no loopholes because the american people deserve to have access to all of the information and that is what we're tasked to do and then we'll continue to do
that. >> speaking of things that are a process, congresswoman mcbath, impeachment, i have to ask you. by cnn count there are 59 house democrats now in favor of impeachment. you are not one of them. i know representative ruben gallego said that if robert mueller doesn't testify for example then that would be the breaking point for him and others to call for impeachment. would that be the breaking point for you? >> well, i can't honestly tell you what my breaking point will be. but once again i want to make sure that we've done everything that we possibly can to get access to the information. and at the end of the day, as i said before, let the chips fall where they may. but i just want to make sure there are no loopholes or gotchas. i want to use ault of t-- all oe tools and over sight to get to the truth and that means that the subpoenas already submitted bringing forth those individuals to testify. that is still not happened yet.
so let's follow the process and make sure -- >> but the white house keeps fighting. the white house keeps fighting it. >> i know the white house keeps fighting it. but our responsibility and accountability is still to keep trying to get the information at all costs. >> okay. congresswoman lucy mcbath, thank you very much. >> thank you. just into cnn, word that a former resource officer during the parkland school shooting has just been charged for his actions in response to the attack. stand by. here are even more reasons to join t-mobile. 1. do you like netflix? sure you do. that's why it's on us. 2. unlimited data. use as much as you want, when you want. 3. no surprises on your bill. taxes and fees included. still think you have a better deal? bring in your discount, and we'll match it. that's right. t-mobile will match your discount.
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culpable negligence and purerju in response to the 2018 massive shooting at marjorie stoneman douglas. this is the msd shooting that left 17 people dead and 17 others -- and this happened in 2018 on valentine's day and according to the state's attorney office they conducted a 14-month investigation that involved fdla and the florida department of law enforcement and the broward sheriff's office and that is how they investigated the case and where the charges stem from. now according to the attorney's office, peterson was arrested on tuesday and bond was set at $102,000 and woe be required to wear a gps monitor. he would have to surrender his passport and banned from
possessing any firearms while the case is pending. and, brook, scott peterson probably rings a bell to a lot of our viewers because he was the resource officer who was at marjorie stoneman who was armed and did not go into the building where the shooting was happened. we've covered this extensively and seen video of him outside waiting and calling other officers however, he did not go into the building where nikolas cruz was shooting at students. and so again breaking news we're just learning about the details from the state's attorney office here in broward county and again former broward sheriff's deputy scott peterson is facing 11 criminal charges including child
neglect, culpable negligence and perjury in connection with the lack of during the mass shooting at marjorie stoneman douglas. >> this is the guy -- thank you, rosa. a former broward sheriff's deputy. was really blamed, our cnn analyst bringing you in and blamed by parents for not doing enough and fast enough to stop the shooter from killing 17 and wounding so many others. looking at charges, child neglect and culpable negligence and you're surprised by this. >> i'm surprised because you almost never see a police officer or a law enforcement person charged with child neglect in this fact pattern. usually it is a parent or some kind of a custodian of a child who allows that child to be abused say by a boyfriend or getting access to a gun or drugs in the house.
that is traditionally child neglect. but now you have a law enforcement person who was supposed to guard the school being charged with child neglect. and by the way, in looking at the statute, technically there probably is a violation because he was if a caregiver position of responsibility, that is item number one proven and as a result of negligence or neglect, children were harmed. we know that happens to be true. so even though i've never seen charges like this brought against a police official, there may be an argument that it fits the statute and he faces an enormous exposure. i think it is somewhere like 90 years in prison -- >> 96 1/2. >> in prison if he were convicted and got the maximum on all charges. >> so the florida authorities -- so it has been 14 months since they started investigating, talked to 184 witnesses and reviewed hours of video
surveillance and wrote 2 12e retails with 800 hours of investigation and it brings up questions as we cover all too many shootings where there are the school resource officers and what is their role and how many should there be and should we arm teachers. it is all part of the conversations we've been having. >> and i think we have to note that his defense and what he is saying, by the way, is that he did not act in cowardice by leaving the scene. he said that at first he thought there were fire crackers going off. he stepped back so he would have a better view of the buildings and then he thought that from a position farther away he could locate a sniper. that is what he's giving as a defense. of course law enforcement officials are saying he should have rushed into the school and tried to protect the kids directly. >> i think he said on the "today" show when they interviewed him after the fact that he would regret this for the rest of his life. so the investigation is on. and we talked to -- charges,
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released this morning shows joe biden still holding his lead as the clear front-runner but he's down 7 points since he first launched his campaign in april. senators bernie sanders is at 18%, kamala harris is the 58% and elizabeth warren and pete buttigieg and former congressman beto o'rourke round out the top six. now joe biden is campaigning in new hampshire today and trying to quiet critics who say he isn't bold enough on climate change. rolling out his proposal to fight global warming and pump billion dollars into the economy at the same time. the plan would invest $1.7 trillion of federal money over ten years in a clean energy to help eliminate planet warming carbon emissions by 2050. congress would decide how to penalize companies who would fall short of that. he would return the u.s. to the paris climate accord and create a new high-speed rail network and ban new oil and gas permits on public lands and paid for by
undoing president trump's tax cuts. alexandria ocasio-cortez and others have said joe biden is too middle of the road when it comes to climate change but he pushed back on that just this afternoon. >> worry democrats -- we all learn the wrong lessons from one another. i'm worried if a democrat comes along and wins and say we have to do something on the environment and take money
from other places and do it. that is not how the system is supposed to work. you have to get people working together. because otherwise there is no way this country can continue to function like it had in the past. and will in the future. it is really -- and i'm not talking about going back to the past. i'm talking about avoiding a tarib tarible -- a terrible future if we don't figure out how to make this week. >> now the former vice president isn't the only one talking climate change. today elizabeth warren also just rolled out her own climate plan and cnn mj lee is traveling with the warren campaign. and so she's taking the former
vice president's $1.7 trillion and raising it to $2 trillion when it comes to fighting climate change. >> reporter: that is right, brooke. she just wrapped up her event here in detroit. this is the beginning of her two-day swing through the midwest. she is here in michigan today and tomorrow then to indiana and two states that trump of course won back in 2016. this is a new theme that elizabeth warren is unveiling. she is calling it economic patriotism and the first plan in that series of plans as she said she will roll out came just this morning. it has to do with climate change. she gave us basically a sense of how she would implement as president the green new deal, this is of course a proposal very popular among progressives an actives on the left. it is a $2 trillion, as you said, price tag on ways to promote green technology and manufacturing and jobs and given that this price tag is so large,
she told the audience here today in detroit that she has a plan to pay for it. here is what she said. >> i always have a plan. got it all paid for. basically by cutting the subsidies for the oil and gas industry. [ cheering and applause ] >> and by making sure that every big corporation, i'm looking at you amazon who paid 0 in taxes last year. that every big corporation pays its fair share in taxes. >> reporter: now warren said that more proposals are going to come in the coming months related to this theme of
economic patriotism. she's clearly continuing to bet, brooke, that being the idea candidate and the policy candidate will pay off in the end. >> what about just, mj, this issue of climate change, is it becoming a litmus test for the democratic candidates? >> reporter: as you mentioned this morning, joe biden put out his climate change proposal and i think it is important to
note that this is an issue that so many of the democratic candidates are talking about. they are talking about it by releasing their own proposals. and they're being asked about it. when they're caming out on the stump and i think it is important to highlight this one question that was asked in the new cnn poll released today, and that was around the question of what kind of fight are democratic voters want to see as we head into the campaign season. some 81%, this is an overwhelming majority of voters, of democratic voters, said they would rather that candidates talk about policy, only 15% said they want to see candidates
talking about the disappointment or the dissatisfaction rather with president trump. so just goes to show that policy is top of mind for these democratic voters at this point. i did ask elizabeth warren whether she has started debate prep since that is only three weeks away and she said she has not started yet but you have to imagine in the coming weeks this will be a top focus for a lot of the candidates. >> m.j., thank you very much. coming up next, the campground employee who pulled a gun on a black couple has just been arrested. we have the whole story for you next. (paul) great. another wireless ad. so many of them are full of this complicated, tricky language about their network and offers and blah blah blah. look. sprint's going to do things differently. and let you decide for yourself. they're offering a new 100% total satisfaction guarantee. try it out and see the savings. if you don't love it, get your money back. see? simple. now sprint's unlimited plan comes with one of the newest phones included for just $35 a month.
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a mississippi campground employee accused of pulling a gun on an african-american couple trying to find a picnic spot has been arrested. the couple took cell phone video of 70-year-old ruby howell approaching them with a gun at a campground. this is near starkville, mississippi. franklin and jessica richardson said that they were simply looking for a picnic spot when they were approached by this woman with this gun, this worker who told them to leave because
they didn't have a reservation. >> we could feel the intents behind it, you know? and soif i felt it. i felt the heat from it. i felt it in her eyes. the gun was pointed at me, my husband. the fact that she used get, get, like we were a dog. >> and we weren't a threat to anybody. we were out there walking our dog. nothing harmful about that. go over there, don't have a gun pointed at you, come back in, first thing is you have a gun pointed at you. it's kind of crazy to think about. >> howell is charged with a single count of threatening exhibition of a weapon. she turned herself in this morning and has since been released on a $500 bond. also just in in what is shaping up to be quite the showdown, the republican leader of the senate just said that there is hardly any support in his caucus for the president's tariffs against mexico.
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pictures. there's president trump, there's prince charles, sarah sanders, white house press secretary. this is the dinner -- the plabl tie dinner in which the president and the first lady are hosting the royal family. we were actually not expecting to a get a glimpse inside the room, so kate bennett and kate andrews join me now and kate, so we see the -- this glamorous setting. tell us more about the dinner. >> well, the dinner tonight, we also just got the menu, and the menu is the president's favorite foods, done up in a fancier way. so basically steak, a fillet of beef, and palm ana, and berry ice creams. and there will be a salad for the first course. this is one of those evenings that is a very special one of a
kind evening. you can see all the details, melania trump does have an affinity for white flowers. they are her favorite. so we're seeing those in the centerpieces. she does love candlelight, one of the hallmarks of her wedding to donald trump at mar-a-lago 14 years ago, where the giant candelabras on all the tables. we got some of the seating arrangements, as well. the president is between prince charles and theresa may. the first lady is sitting in between mr. may and kamilkamila duchess of cornwall. we also saw some still photographs earlier leaked out. there was a private moment with melania, woody johnson, the ambassador's wife, and the duchess of cornwall sitting together in a greeting room before they had gone into the dinner. but again, so melania there with mr. may. you know, again, this is one of
those momentous moments between two countries. these state dinners are months in the planning. every detail -- you know, we heard these details about how the queen likes to have the chairs a certain number of inches from the table. and it took four days to set that state banquet table. probably not the detail that we're seeing here tonight. a little less formal, but still, a very important, momentous occasion. brooke? >> keep trying to follow the picture. as you pointed out, melania trump seated next to camilla, the duchess of cornwall. this is what's referred to as a reciprocal dinner. is this tradition, whenever a u.s. president and first lady come over, they're hosted by the royals and they return the favor? >> it's not tradition, actually. and most u.s. presidents haven't had the benefit of a state reception like this, but in recent years, they have. president bush got one and barack obama got one as well. there are some big heavy hitters
in the room tonight, including tony blair. i would love to be a fly on the wall to think about what he's talking to the president about, given how different the language is, the rhetoric, and politics is 15 years on. >> kate, thank you. the kates, to both of you, thank you. i'm brooke baldwin. "the lead with jake tapper" starts now. president trump right this minute hosting prince charles and camilla for dinner at the u.s. embassy in london. no doubt a welcome break from british food. "the lead" starts right now. president trump heaps praise on the outgoing british prime minister as london's mayor calls the president an 11-year-old child and a giant robot trump on a throne of its own joins the protests. above the fray, but dropping in polls. a brand-new cnn poll showing joe biden on top, fwabut falling ba to join the rest of the pack. and one of his opponents, senator amy klobuchar is here to react. plus, it's been