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union. union. union. this is deja vu news live from berlin donald trump arrives in singapore the us president steps off air force one on what he calls his mission of peace is there for tuesday's historic talks with north korean leader kim jong un the arrived in singapore earlier today also coming up is this is the defining image of the g. seven summit german chancellor angela merkel chastising trump or maybe it's this photograph of the u.s. president sitting cool and collected dueling photos capture an acrimonious split as
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leaders meet you can. do all. welcome to the program i met herman u.s. president donald trump has arrived in singapore for tuesday's highly anticipated summit with north korean leader kim jong un troops plane landed at a military base after traveling from the g. seven summit into back kim arrived earlier today the summit will be the first time that a north korean leader has met with a sitting u.s. president is expected to discuss jong un's nuclear arsenal and possible efforts to formally end the korean war. the north korean leader almost never travels outside of his own country which is one of the reasons that since the moment he arrived in singapore he's been the focus of intense interest. flashing lights
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motorcades all the usual hallmarks that accompany a visiting head of state except this couldn't be more unusual north korea's leader kim jong il has arrived in singapore ahead of talks with u.s. president donald trump it's the first summit of its kind between a north korean leader and a sitting u.s. president. singapore's foreign minister he met came out his plane says both sides are showing quote a desire a willingness to escape the constraints that have applied for the last seven decades that distance to his still ities of the korean war ended the meeting is costing singapore and twenty million dollars a price the prime minister says the country is willing to pay hopes are high that the trunk a meeting will be a game changer for the region. security is tight the teams are preparing all eyes will be on the two men to see what they will be able to achieve in their talks the u.s. president has called this a one time shot at peace. i know our correspondent bust your heart is on the
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ground in singapore he joins us now but this meeting isn't going to happen until tuesday what happens between now and then well we know that president trump is scheduled to meet for the prime minister of singapore here tomorrow something that can draw on has already done today that of course is part of the protocol here of singapore being the host to this summit now other than that we don't really know what's on the schedule of both leaders until they meet here on tuesday morning that. the expectations are very high for these talks i'm sure a lot of preparations will go into them how likely is it that the two sides are going to reach a concrete agreement this week. that's
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really hard to say president trump tried to downplay the expectations in the run up to the summit saying that he thought this was more or he thought of this more as a meet and greet sort of occasion an opportunity for himself and kim jong un to get to know each other and he also said that he would know president trump would know within the first minute of sitting down with kim if kim with serious about making a deal or not and then of course he also said that if so then this would be the he considers this to be the first step in a long process a process of course in which the u.s. requires north korea to give up their nuclear weapons and north korea in turn one thing us to lift the economic sanctions on north korea and to guarantee the security of the kim regime now that's all those are all things that require
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a lot of trust on both sides so that's not something that can be done overnight. correspondent bastian hadzic reporting from singapore ahead of the north reassortment between president trump and kim jong. il expectations of the singapore summits have overshadowed the inclusion of the g seven meeting in canada but there was an unusually acrimonious and to that annual event that brings together leaders of seven leading industrial democracies after two days of tense talks all seven leaders indorsed a final communique seemingly finding an agreement on the need for space trade. president trump withdrew his endorsement of the tweet was the first time a g seven gathering has ended without a jointly agreed statement on the very visible signs of discord on twitter the u.s. president before that proclaim the gathering a success. we'll say it was not contentious what was
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strong was the language that this cannot go on but the relationships are very good whether it be president mccrone or or with justin we had just a did a really good job i think the relationships were outstanding. right i am joined now in our studio by political correspondent thomas sparrow right here as well as our washington correspondent cost of phenomena costs and i'm going to start with you this was a real zigzag course from trump why did he lash out at justin trudeau after he had already agreed to that g seven final statement how is this change of heart coming across in the u.s. . well you never know with the from the just act on his impulses and apparently he didn't like the fact that justin trudeau . went before the press and once again say once he had actually said before several
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times that canada would not back down on that if the united states would not change their trade policies which they won't. would retaliate with tariffs against american products and that didn't go down well with the president apparently his chief economic advisor larry kudlow. also. sunday this was of the trail by a true though. the trump had been stabbed in the bag and that this whole thing made him look weak ahead of summit with kim jong un in singapore so clearly it shows where the priorities are for this white house they focus on the meeting of trump and kim and the g. seven summit for them was just a nuisance and a distraction well nuisance distraction i think for the rest of the folks in the some of the other six this was a very important event they decided just stick to this joint communique and and put
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it out to the public how is trump's rather petulant departure coming across to the other participants in this well you can imagine how it's coming across obviously they've reacted and they're a bit disappointed i'm not disappointed by the fact that trump announced that he would not stand by that communique and that's something that we've seen from different european countries they're saying that if trump decides to go that way then what they will do is try and also strengthen their own european structures and make sure that the countries that share values and interests can also stake together we heard for example from the french presidency a very strong statement there saying that international cooperation cannot be dictated by what they describe as fits of anger and throw away remarks a very strong there was also obviously a reaction by. the job on government in particular by the german foreign minister that's listen to what mr moss had to say on this but they can. come it's right up.
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you can destroy trust within seconds with two hundred eighty twitter characters. rebuilding it takes longer. we now must keep cool and take the appropriate steps one of those will be standing up for our interests in europe in a much more united fashion. well clearly the german foreign ministry understands the power of social media they put out a picture on their own instagram account which most people told a thousand words if you say. this photo was put out german chancellor angela merkel was surprisingly imposing position leaning towards trump this photo went viral on social media on instagram here it was one of the most popular posts ever on the chancellor's feet with tens of thousands of likes it was also a big hit on twitter one user who were about to pick out for you here stated that there is no better way of describing the current global situation of course there were other pictures doing the exact same doing the rounds showing very similar
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situations other perspectives however this next picture was put up by emanuel mccall's team it has him calling the shots everyone listening hanging on his every word another picture put out by the u.s. state department crew showing that the u.s. president surrounded by smiling faces everyone so very very happy to hear what he has to say. thomas obviously there's tons of different conclusions to draw from all these pictures what is it that we can learn. from from this g. seven summit from the scenes we saw depicted i just shows how tense that g seven was how many different perspectives there would if we partake in it talk about the photo that was published by the german government you can clearly see. that tends atmosphere if you just focus on i'm going to merkel for a for a second you can clearly see that on the one hand you have european leaders on the other hand you have trump it is incredibly symbolic and i also think it's
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particularly important that the photo was not published by a. photo agency but by the german government itself so it was also a very clear message that the german government wanted to send at this time not as a press statement not with words but with this very powerful image or if this is a message from the german government perhaps to trump and his his allies within the united states karsten how is this message coming across in the u.s. so they see this dueling photos situation differently. well it always depends here in this very divided country whom you talk to and from which political area people come clearly i think everybody was. agreeing that this was a power move by the social media team of johnson until america and try if it is that was very different there are a lot of people here who of course afraid that the rules based world all that the
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americans themselves of course brought into being after the second world war is in danger and for them this picture shows that america is isolated and that is something they really don't like but they also people who support on the trump who think that america has been taken advantage of even by its allies for a long time they interpret this picture differently in a way that donald trump looks maybe a bit bemused or bored back and he's not budging you know he sits there with his arms across his chest. to say you can talk about i don't care i'll do it my way so it doesn't very different interpretation also even of that one picture of him yeah that my way posture that trump is taking the various points of time was really brought up with his move suggesting russia should be brought back into the g seven fold which didn't go down well with his allies let's see how justin trudeau reacted to that request i said very simply that it is
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not something we are even remotely interested in looking at at this time to have russia return to the g. seven. right carson what do you make of that trump keen on having russia back at the table taking his neck out for russia. yeah but i think you could interpret it like that but i think it was basically just throwing another smoke bomb at the beginning of the g. seven summit in a way it also displays his view of the world he doesn't believe in these traditional alliances let's remember the g seven always was meeting of the leaders of the world's biggest industrialized and democratic nations russia was part of the group as a g. eight for some time because the west hoped that russia would become over time more democratic country. in the western perspective and russia on the putin has clearly
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decided doesn't want to be a normal country the way the west once it wants to be as always been an empire to some extent at once his own sphere of influence and of course in russia itself the state has an iron grip on the putin it's also italian state almost dictatorship and so donald trump doesn't care about that he views traditional allies and foes alike he just is interested in what he can out of what he can get out of a bilateral relationship and his main idea is america first and actually in many ways trump first right cost and fun naaman our correspondent in washington as well as thomas sparrow our political correspondent is here in the studio thanks so much for joining me. all right well you were watching the news we will have more news at the top of the hour if you want more news right now you can always go to our web
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