tv State of the Union With Jake Tapper CNN June 9, 2019 6:00am-7:00am PDT
. all in iowa. nearly every democratic candidate heads to iowa as a new cnn des moines register poll shows the field is shifting. >> you'll see an awful lot of me in iowa. >> is the original progressive still the one to beat. >> people all over the country, you know what, those ideas are right. >> democratic presidential candidate senator bernie sanders joins us exclusively from iowa in moments. hail mary deal. the president strikes a last-minute border agreement with mexico turning down the heat on his terror threat. >> frankly, we can solve this problem so easily. >> democrats say the president
only solved a problem he caused. still, did his escalation strategy work. plus fashion diplomacy. the first lady on the world stage, rubbing shoulders with the british royal family. >> the president and mrs. trump -- >> mrs. trump did not speak publicly but used her wardrobe to send a message. >> i'm dana bash in for jack tapper in washington where the state of our union is looking the the heartland. almost the entire 2020 democratic field, 19 of 23 snats descended on the first of the nation caucus state ahead of a major campaign cattle call. the annual hall of fame dinner happening tonight in cedar rapids. one candidate not there is front-runner joe biden attending his granddaughter's graduation.
meanwhile, lawmakers from iowa are breathing a sigh of relief after the president dropped his threat to impose tariffs on mexico in exchange for what he says will be stepped up enforcement on the flow of illegal immigration at the border. as democratic candidates try to get traction from iowa voters we have a new poll laying out the state of the race. just five candidates hit above 2% in the poll. joe biden maintained his slot at 24%. senator sanders and elizabeth warren and mayor pete buttigieg are all virtually tied in a three-way race for second place. 16, 15, 14 respectively. senator kamala harris comes in fifth with 7% before a sharp drop to the rest of the field. i want to get straight to iowa. now for our exclusive interview
with presidential candidate currently in second place, senator bernie sanders of vermont. good morning, senator. thank you very much for joining me. we have so many issues to talk to. first, i want to get your reaction to what you just heard, our new poll in iowa. you are not in the second tier on your own. elizabeth warren and pete buttigieg right there with you. warren is on top among liberal caucus-goers. it seems maybe you've lost your position as the clear progressive alternative to joe biden in iowa. why? >> dana, what i think is, four years ago there were only two of us in the race and we split the vote about 50% each. this time we've got a whole lot of candidates and i don't think anybody is going to reach 50%. but i've got to tell you, we have an incredibly strong volunteer network here in iowa. we did several town meetings, and the fact that the working class of the country is sick and
tired of working longer hours for lower wages, worried about the standard of living their kids will have, worried about climate change, those are issues that will resonate in iowa and all over this country. the american people in my very strong belief want a government and an economy that works for everybody, not just the 1%. we're not going to get 50% of the vote in iowa. i don't think anybody will. i think we have an excellent chance to win here. we'll win in new hampshire and i think we have a very strong chance of being the candidate who will defeat the worst president in the modern history of this country, donald trump. >> let's talk a little bit about some of the issues before us and donald trump in particular. he, of course, is touting a deal on friday to avoid imposing tariffs on mexico after he says mexico agreed to increase its national guard presence, dismantle organizations that traffic migrants and return
asylum seekers to mexico more easily. does the president deserve credit for that? >> i think what the president has done is tout what, in fact, in many respects mexico has agreed to do many months ago. but i think what the world is tired of and what i am tired of is a president who consistently goes to war, verbal war with our allies, whether it is mexico, whether it is canada. the issue here in terms of immigration requires us finally to do, which should have been done years ago, and that is pass comprehensive immigration reform to make sure that our young people in this country who are in the daca program get immediate legal protection and we have humane border policy. we need a decent relationship with mexico. that are our allies as is the case with canada. we should not be confronting them every other day. >> philosophically as president, would you be willing to use tariffs as a negotiating tactic
on non-trade related issues? >> i believe that the trade policies this country, the united states has had for many years, were written by the ceos of large corporations, often in secret by the way. i voted against nafta, against permanent trade relations with china. what the facts show is we have lost some 4 million good paying jobs as a result of -- >> i understand that's how you feel about trade. what about the idea of tactically using tariffs on other issues. >> you can't use it to threaten. you can't have a trade policy based on tweets. what you need is a comprehensive trade policy which represents the working people of this country and not just this ceos of large corporations. so do we need to change our trade policies so that we protect jobs in america? yes. do we need to work with other countries to lift up the poorest people around the world?
yes, we do. but trump's erratic threats and trade policies are not the way to go. >> you talked broadly about immigration. you tweeted this week president trump's tariffs were, quote, a fake border crisis, in quotation marks. immigration officials have arrested or encountered more than 144,000 migrants at the southern border in may, the highest monthly total in 13 years. border facilities are dangerously overcrowded. migrants are standing on toilets to get space to breathe. how is that not a crisis? >> what we need to do -- what prum has been doing and the meaning of that tweet is about is that trump has been demonizing undocumented people in this country. that's part of his strategy about dividing us up. before he was president, he was the leader of the birther movement, trying to delegitimize president trump. he's been anti muslim.
that's what his political strategy is. what we need is a border policy that is humane that, among other things, expedites the asylum process by bringing in a whole lot more legal staff and judges. >> but what i just described to you, is that a crisis? >> it is a serious problem, but it is not the kind of crisis that requires demonization of desperate people who in some cases have walked a thousand miles with chair children. it is an issue we have to deal with. the issue of climate change, the issue of of tens of millions of americans not having health insurance. the fact that half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, those are more serious crises. so it is an issue. but you don't demonize desperate people. we deal with it in a rational and humane way. >> let's talk about the issue of abortion. joe biden changed his position this week, opposes the hyde amendment which prohibits using taxpayer dollars for abortion services. you oppose it, too.
you said this week that you have, quote, always voted against the hyde amendment. but you have actually voted in the past to support large spending bills that include the hyde amendment. is it misleading, senator, to say that you've never voted for it? >> well, look, sometimes in a large bill you have to vote for things you don't like. i think my record has been literally 100% pro choice is absolutely correct. look, if you believe, as i do, that a woman's right to control her own body is a constitutional right, then that must apply to all women including low income women. that is what i've always believed and that is what i believe right now. i am very concerned -- go ahead. >> no, please. >> i am very concerned about the outrageous attacks that we're seeing in alabama, georgia or
missouri, all over this country, which clearly are trying to overturn -- lead us to overturn roe versus wade. let me say to you, dana, what i've said many, many times, i don't have a whole lot of litmus tests on supreme court nominees. i do have one on this issue. i will never, never nominate someone to the supreme court that is not 100% supporting roe versus wade. >> talking about the hyde amendment. that's not the only issue you and joe biden have a disagreement about. you disagreed about the war in iraq, nafta, the bank bailout in 2008. you supported it. he opposed it. if you're right on all these issues and joe biden is wrong, why is he in the lead? >> dana, that's the poll of today. >> it's not just one poll. i'm not even talking about iowa. national polls, all of them. >> dana, last i heard the election was eight months from
today, when the first ballots are going to be cast in iowa. in terms of the war in iraq, let the american people decide. i not only voted against that war, i did everything i could to make certain that the united states does not invade iraq. i did not believe what dick chain nay had to say, what john bolton had to say, what the bush administration had to say. i thought they were lying. in fact, if you look at my record, go to hear my speeches on the floor of the house. i'll let the voters decide that. all i can tell you is not only did i help lead the effort against the war in iraq, i'm very proud of the fact that i helped lead the effort in the senate successfully to get a successful vote to end the u.s.'s participation in the horrible war in yemen which is leading to the worst humanitarian disaster in the world, and i will do everything i can to make sure that trump, john bolton or the trump administration does not get us
into a war in iran which in my view would be even worse than the war in iraq. >> you mentioned iran. you were talking a lot about this on the campaign trail. you say the trump administration is laying the groundwork forward with iran and you repeatedly tout your opposition as you did today to the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in real terms, right now, the u.s. has thousands of troops in the middle east. if you were elected president, how soon would those troops come home? >> as soon as possible. look, you have a situation where i do not want to see perpetual warfare in that region. we have been in afghanistan, the longest war in the history of this country. the war in iraq was a disaster. if you think the war in iraq was a disaster, a war in iran would be even worse. the function of the president of the united states is not simply to side with saudi arabia. saudi arabia is a totalitarian despot stephen paddock dick, murt rouse regime.
they are not our friends, don't share our values. iran also has played a bad role in that region, supporting terrorist organizations. the role of the united states is not simply to support saudi arabia. the role is to bring saudi arabia and iran together and work out some sort of diplomatic agreement. i do not want to see perpetual warfare in that region where our kids and grandchildren and great grandchildren will still be at war and we will spend trillions of dollars that should be spent here at home. >> let's bring it home. medicare for all. several of your 2020 opponents like cory booker and kamala harris are co-sponsoring your medicare for all bill. but they also say they do not want to eliminate private health insurance. are these candidates who still see a role for private insurance true supporters of your medicare for all plan? >> once again, dana, i'll let the voters decide. >> you're the creator of the
plan. >> dana, i'm not here to attack cory booker. he's a friend of mine. kamala harris is a friend of mine. >> your vision to have private insurance or not? >> let me tell you what it is. it is to do what every other major country on earth does, and that is to guarantee health care to every man, woman and child in this country right now. we spend twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other nation. we should talk about that. spend twice as much. we pay by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, millions of people cannot afford the drugs that they desperately need because we're getting ripped off by the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. meanwhile, 34 million uninsured and underinsured. this is a system that is failing. the function of the current system is to make billions of profits in drug companies. >> -- >> the function of this system is to make money for the
insurance companies. i believe we need a cost effective health care system guaranteeing health care for all people. the function of the private insurance company would be to cover those procedures, often cosmetic procedures that will not be covered by the comprehensive single payer medicare for all system that i'm fighting for. by the way, when we talk about medicare for all, we improve medicare for seniors by covering hearing aids, eyeglasses and dental care which medicare does not cover. and when we do all of that, because we get rid of the profiteering of the huge bureaucratic waste in the system we save people. >> senator, stay right there. we'll take a quick break. don't go away. award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine.
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>> i think the answer is yes. i think it's important for the american people to understand what my definition is of democratic socialism. it's certainly not how donald trump defines it. i have spent my whole life fighting for democracy, fighting against authoritarianism, whether the soviet june june, venezuela or anyplace else. what i believe is number one, we have to deal with the massive levels of income and wealth inequality in this country. by the way, dana, this is not something we see on tv too often. we do have to deal with it as a nation. is it acceptable that three families in america now own more wealth than the bottom half of the american people? is it acceptable that the top 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 92% or 49% of all new income goes to the top 1%? if we are a real democracy, is it appropriate that you have a handful of billionaires who can spend hundreds of millions of dollars to elect u.s. senator,
members of the congress, governors, even presidents. what we have to do -- i'm sorry -- what i mean by democratic socialism is creating a government that works for everybody, not controlled either legislatively or politically by a handful of very wealthy people. that's number one. number two, it means in america we have certain economic rights that are human rights, human rights. health care to tie mie mind is not a privilege. it's a human right. that's what democratic socialism means to me. it means if you work 40 hours a week in this country, you should not be living in poverty. it means we shouldn't have half a million people tonight sleeping out on the street. it means that we do not have more people in jail than any other country on earth. when i talk about democratic socialism, it means a vibrant democracy and an economy that work for all, not just the people on top. >> one of the issues i assume
you consider part of that philosophy is your plan for tuition-free public college. your 2020 opponent, elizabeth warren, unveiled her own college plan that she says goes further than yours because it also cancels up to $50,000 in student loan debt for tens of millions of americans. is she right, or would you also forgive any existing student loan debt? >> of course, our plan forgives massive amounts of student dead. elizabeth's plan is a good idea and so is ours. here is the story. i'm here in iowa right now. you ask people about student debt, they're paying $50,000, if you go to graduate school, medical school, it could be $300,000. that's insane. we need to have the best educated workforce in the world. we used to, 20 or 30 years ago. >> senator, i want to be specific because senator warren is specific. she says it cancels up to
$50,000 in student debt. >> our plan will cancel a substantial amount of student debt, in some ways probably go further than senator warren's. >> more than $50,000? >> i don't have the plan in my pocket right now. but what we have got to do is make sure that every person in this country, regardless of their income, can get a higher education. i am very proud, by the way, that not only senator warren, but others have moved in that direction and, by the way, you're seeing cities and states move in that direction. four years ago when i talked about that idea, it was considered to be pretty radical. but i'm delighted to see all of this country, there is the understanding that education, higher education is a right for all workers, for all americans. by the way, when we talk about higher education, not just college. there are a lot of young people who are not academically inclined who need to get the trade skills they need to be carpeters and sheet metalworkers and plumbers. our legislation does that as well. >> i want to ask you about
something that happened in maine recently. the state legislature passed a bay effectively legalizing assisted suicide with terminally ill diseases. maine would be the eighth state to legalize it if it passes. >> look, that's a very difficult issue, and i think that is an issue right now that i'm comfortable seeing in the hands of the state. it's a controversial issue, and the fear is obviously it could be taken too far. but i think probably it is best dealt with at this point, at the state level which is where it is right now. >> senator, you were in arkansas this week at a walmart leadership meeting where you called on the company to raise its entry level pay from $11 an hour to $15 an hour. they're already paying almost $4
above the federal minimum wage and congress, which you're a part of is not doing anything to raise that. why should walmart raise its wages on its own when it's already paying more than required by law. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. when you say congress -- >> i'm not saying you're not supporting it. but go ahead. >> actually it is my legislation that is the dominant legislation in the senate. so let's be clear. it's not congress. it's republican leadership. i have asked mitch mcconnell who apparently supports the $7.25 federal minimum wage -- let me be clear. i think $7.25 minimum wage is a starvation wage. minimum wage has not been raised in 12 years. so i am pushing very hard to make sure that we have a $15 minimum wage so that, if you work 40 hours many this country you can live with a shre dencd
dignity. i went to walmart to make this point, that the family that owns walmart is the walton family. as you may know, the walton family is the wealthiest family in america. they are worth $175 billion, $175 billion. they should be able to pay their workers a living wage, at least $11 an hour. now you have the absurd situation that because they have a starting minimum wage in walmart of $11 an hour, thousands of walmart employees who are forced to go on medicaid, food stamps and public housing. guess who pays for that? it is the taxpayers of america. i don't think the ordinary taxpayer should have to subsidize the wealthiest family in this country. but it's not just walmart. i'll be marching with mcdonald's workers today. they need an increase in their minimum wage. the fight continues. >> all right, senator. we're out of time. we'll look for you doing that
with mcdonald's workers. thank you so much for all your time today. appreciate it, senator. >> thank you very much, dana. as we mentioned at the top of the show, our new cnn des moines register poll shows two candidates are gaining on the front-runners. why is that? we'll talk about it next. i felt i couldn't be at my best wifor my family. c, in only 8 weeks with mavyret, i was cured and left those doubts behind. i faced reminders of my hep c every day. but in only 8 weeks with mavyret, i was cured. even hanging with friends i worried about my hep c. but in only 8 weeks with mavyret, i was cured. mavyret is the only 8-week cure for all common types of hep c. before starting mavyret your doctor will test if you've had hepatitis b which may flare up and cause serious liver problems during and after treatment. tell your doctor if you've had hepatitis b, a liver or kidney transplant, other liver problems, hiv-1, or other medical conditions, and all medicines you take including herbal supplements. don't take mavyret with atazanavir
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buttigieg saying there are so many candidates in iowa this weekend, that's what they should do, car pool. let's not hold our breath for that. he's one of 19 democrats making his pitch in iowa as the first in the nation caucus gets under way for real. buttigieg rocketed into second tear in a brand new cnn/"des moines register" poll. joe biden at 24%, bernie sanders 16, elizabeth warren 15, buttigieg 14 and kamala harris is at 7%. jen psaki, you have spent a lot of time in iowa working for various candidates through the years. what's your take on that? >> first, for all the discussion about iowa not mattering, it hugely matters. it's goings to set the pace for this race. that's not something we would have thought a year ago. iowa voters are also very discriminating. they want to meet people not once, not twice, but probably five times and they probably want them to sleep on their
couch to get to know them. they're really getting to know these candidates. what we're seeing i think is iowa voters starting to decide who they're preferring, who they like, who they're hearing from. it's a very fluid race. i think we also learned that from this recent poll. a drop of nine and six points for biden and bernie, a rise forward wren and buttigieg. they've been spending time in the state, putting forward plans and having substantive discussions. so i think iowa is going to be important, vital and i think we'll see more movement in this race. it was quite a telling poll in my view. >> what specifically do you make, aisha about bernie sanders sharing his second place situation with two other candidates? there are three candidates tied for third. elizabeth warren and brrns. elizabeth warren is doing better than bernie at this point with liberal caucus-goers. >> it was different last go-around when the only options were hillary versus bernie. now that you have more people in the field that represent similar ideals as bernie sanders, he
doesn't look as exciting as he did last cycle. i'm not surprised elizabeth warren is where she is right now because elizabeth warren has a plan and is having detailed in-depth conversations with voters in iowa and other places about exactly what she'll do. what we're seeing from bernie sanders, we know what he stands for, he's been repeegt it over and over. we're not necessarily getting anything fresh, invigorating and exciting. it's not just like, oh, we know what you're about, because we're hearing more from them and it's interesting. >> i think for me this is a pretty interesting poll and it confirms -- i think it confirms the suspicion i have. i could obviously be wrong. biden and sanders are weak. biden is the most popular in -- now to 24% in iowa and falling. once people -- only so many times he can remind people he's
barack obama vice president for eight years which is a good candidate. the last six, eight, nine months now and sanders got 12 million votes in 2016, now tied with warren and buttigieg. as a thought ex-prermt, let's assume sanders and biden continue to fall. once you start falling, you kind of keep falling. what happens? what kind of race is it? i suppose warren is kind of a mild front-runner. but then a lot of room for buttigieg and harris, and i would say room for the next tier, even for someone to come out of that and make a run. cory booker or michael bennett. >> i'm glad you mentioned that, on that there's the first tier and there's everybody else. it's really dramatic the difference between the two. everybody else is like 2%, 1% and non-existent. >> at some point when you're running one of these campaigns. >> you see it now, 2, 2, 1, 1.
>> at some point when you're running these campaigns as everyone know, you have to decide, is it worth it to try to plow forward when the rules make it so if you don't get 15% of the vote, you don't get any delegates at all. if you keep plugging along and don't have a break-through moment at a debate and don't raise enough money and not breaking through to that top tier, when do i have to change course here and stop spending all my time in iowa or any time in iowa if i can't organizationally put it together. i think several of these candidates after the first debate will have to start making decisions like that. although there is plenty of time for someone to have a moment. you can have a moment and get hot. elizabeth warren was down and out and she had a couple of moments on impeachment and a good cnn town hall. you can get back in it. if you haven't had one by the fall -- >> speaking of moments, joe biden had one this week that he did not welcome, which is he supported for four decades the so-called hyde amendment which
prohibits federal funding to be used for abortion, and then he flip-flopped. this is the truest form of flip-flop we've seen in a long time in that he came out and was speaking in atlanta and he said never mind, i now oppose it. jen psaki, you use worked in the obama-biden white house. you know him. what i've been told, he supports it because it's his catholic faith, what he's always believed and now made a political calculation. >> i think ultimately he landed in the right place. i'm pleased to see that. this is not a progressive view in the democratic party. it's a main industry view in the democratic party across the board. it was in the 2016 convention platform. what i think it does show about joe biden is that he's rusty and out of touch and out of sync with the electorate. this is not a new shift. yes, it is true that this year there is an urgency and fear among women, and that is something that, if you were out on the trail and you were doing
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we are breathing a sigh of relief that we will not see these tariffs. the president negotiated with the mexican delegation and we are glad for that outcome. >> iowa republican senator joni ernst describing her relief at the president's decision to suspend his proposed mexico tariffs after mexico said it
would up its efforts to stem the tide of illegal immigration. let's discuss. bill kristol, i know you're not one to give applause to the president. is this one where he deserves some? >> only insofar as he didn't do anything that would have been damaging. though he's done some damage by making it uncertain about the future with mexico and other trading partners. i was talking to a business in chicago on friday who said are you really going -- do you have a supply chain that goes through mexico. is he going to pull this stunt again in three months, six months, maybe cut back on the investment, either a plant here that depends on mexican parts. free trade is treated as if there's some crazy abstraction that a bunch of ideologues imposed on the rld would. once globalization has begun, there are a reasons why people understand you don't want to monkey with this too much. >> we're old enough to remember when republicans were the party of free trade. so given what bill just said,
because you know the leadership in the senate so well, how worried the republicans were that the president might actually go through with this. crisis averted or more than that? >> certainly crisis averted in the short term because nobody wants to see anything happen to the economy that can put it in jeopardy. it's the president's best argument for re-election. if anything that happens to it that drags it down, senate republicans are worried about electoral prospects. i think one thing is true, i think it's cynical to pile on to the president when he's trying to pull the levers and pulleys to do something about illegal immigration. i'm glad he lit a fire under the mexican government's you know what to get them engaged in this solution. like they say, all is well that ends. i don't know if it's going to endal well because apart from policy, apart from politics, if you're living in a place that's dangerous and you have children, you're going to leave. if you don't have opportunity where you live and there's a place that has opportunity, you're going to leave. whether the mexican government can stop people from crossing
over, i don't know. we're putting a lot of eggs in that basket. apart from everything we talk about on policy and politics, it's human nature to go to places that are safe and have opportunity. that's going to continue to happen. >> scott, i agree with you if you're in honduras and guatemala and your children are at risk, you're going to leave. the problem is this administration isn't doing anything to address the root causes. that's ultimately the long-term problem. as bill said, the reason businesses and the country should be fearful right now is trump is running as a one-issue candidate on immigration. this is probably not the last time he's going to go back to the well of tariffs or threats or anything for his own political expediency. if you're sitting here, you don't know we're in sure footing right now. you just know you averted the recent crisis. >> i want our viewers to see what chuck schumer said about this in a tweet. this is an historic night, exclamation point, an illusion to the way the president tweets. real donald trump has announced he has cut a deal to greatly
reduce or eliminate illegal immigration from mexico in the united states. now that that problem is solved, i'm sure we won't be hearing anything more about it in the future. >> i want to have a conversation about how this the playing out. the president isn't necessarily solving problems, so much as creating and manufacturing crises with his tweeting. it's being reported that a lot of the dealmaking and conversations with mexico and things laid out today have been in talks for months. but the president decided to send out some tweets to create a frenzy to then make it seems like, as a pr swirl, he's suddenly solving a problem that actually wasn't quite as huge of a problem as he's made it out to be. i think one of the serious crises we have right now is instead of truly focusing on problem solving, the president is literally trumping up a pr game and a swirl to make himself look like a victor. >> the president tweeted this morning that that times story is
not true. >> but it is a huge problem. it is a crisis. the mexican people believe it's a crisis even though their president is hugely popular, there's a lot of unrest in mexico because they don't like these caravans coming through either. we have to have their cooperation. they need to move faster. that's where i think the president got this right. i think maybe they had been talking about things, but the mexican government wasn't moving fast enough. i'm worried that the mexican government doesn't have it in itself to fix this problem for us. anything nay can do beyond what they were doing, which is basically nothing, is better than what we had. >> the chuck schumer quotes, i keep thinking, donald trump will probably lose in 2020. the other party is the democratic party, so i lose confidence that trump is going to lose. the schumer tweet is stupid. he should be sounding serious saying we have proposals to help people in honduras and guatemala. here is the bill. he needs to not try to out-trump
trump with cutsie tweets. >> that's where the democrats lose. when the democrats try to outtweet trump when essentially the democrats get as dirty as him, that's when he wins. he's literally playing a smoke and mirrors pr game with our democracy. it's serious and problematic. i think the entire field should be paying attention and calling a spade a spade and coming up with proposals about what we're going to do as opposed to how we'll be as nasty. >> a lot of good advice for leaders in both parties. first lady melania trump didn't make any public comments while in the uk this week. per usual, her wardrobe choices spoke volumes. that's next.
welcome back. when it comes to the first lady fashion is an important part of her diplomacy and she appreciates it dlircht than other first ladies. cnn white house reporter kate bennett has this report. >> reporter: unlike some of her predecessors when first lady melania trump visited the british royals with her husband, the only public speaking she did was with her wardrobe. and as always, some of those clothing choices displayed mrs. trump's fierce independence streak when she arrived at buckingham palace she went with the custom dress with an italian label. not exactly british but royal watchers said the look reminded them of another famous female the late princess diana, an homage from melania to the royals. >> i invite you all to rise and drink a the east to president and mrs. trump.
>> reporter: that night the president's attire made headlines with a white tie mocked out for being ill fitted. >> i offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people. >> reporter: as well as the appearance of the four adult children who attended several of the formal diplomatic events. on tuesday the president and first lady hosted for prince charles in london, mrs. trump wore a red cape gown designed by a brit. who also designed meghan markle's wedding dress prompting questions about whether the dress was a silent symbol of support to markle after the president said she made quote nasty comments about him. >> i said well i didn't know she was nasty. i said she was nasty about me. >> reporter: but mrs. trump a information fashion model who has become known for her decidedly traditional looks since becoming first lady represented the united states isn't always about showcasing an
american fashion house, nor apparently the home country of the dress designer. but something about great britain might have rubbed off when she took off bound for home the first lady of wearing a look favored by one new acquaintance. now the first lady famously said i wish people would focus on what i do and not wear. it's a wish a lot of first ladies have. but for this first lady in particular people want to know what she's wearing, what it means and why she's wearing it. >> i can't wait to see how many people start to wear scarves over their head this side of the pond. it's going to be a thing. thank you for spending your sunday with us. up next, donald trump is hailing his new deal with mexico but will it actually save, solve the immigration charisma? stay with us. i felt i couldn't be at my best wifor my family. c, in only 8 weeks with mavyret,
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this is gps the gobble public square. welcome to all you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you live. today on the show, trump and mexico. who won, who lost? and will this deal solve the migrant crisis? also the trump administration's middle east plan. . will it be dead on arrival? the man with the plan, jared kushner, has cast out on whether palestinians are capable of