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's >> coming up on the show, corey lewandowski, food truck friends day. we will see you tomorrow morning. >> great job, lauren. >> shannon: it is the meaning the world be watching. and 45 minutes, president donald trump will be face-to-face with vladimir putin on the silence of the g20. we know he could include syria, i said, ukraine, in the u.s. election. it is easily the most anticipated moment of the senate and humber germany. it will take lie. good morning, and, and shannon bream wife and "america's newsroom." >> bill: great to be with you at home. the two leaders shaking hands for the first time had their official meeting in history making moment not post on president trump. he tweeted this morning, i look forward to all meetings today with world leaders, including my meeting with vladimir putin.
much to discuss. >> shannon: is the world leaders meet, protests erupted. it's often a scene we see at world summits like this one, demonstrators clashing with rivalries. this time they are chanting thi this. "welcome to hell." >> it is a big conversation that will come up within the hour for the president sits down with president putin for the first face-to-face chat. the two of them have spoken several times over the telephon telephone, but this morning there was a session of the g20. it's kind of a mixture for world leaders if you will. they had a chance to meet face-to-face for the very first time on camera. it was there by virtue of the german government picking up a little bit of video, we got some stills from it with the president shaking hands with vladimir putin, touching them on the elbow, and a short time later giving him a pat on the
back of the shoulder. the spokesperson said that vladimir putin could very much be looking forward. the president, after tweeting out that the two have much to discuss, added with this "i will represent our country well and fight for its interest. fake news media will never cover it accurately. but who cares, we will make america great again." there's no set agenda for this bilateral meeting it will be a full bilateral meeting. that that would set rex to back or expectations for going forward. there could be a deal on syria and that will likely be along the cooperation on d confliction between the american and russian militaries. if you remember, it was quite frank when you said that russia needs to rethink its support on bashar al-assad, the president and syria. not likely that there be any appeal on that. the two expected to talk about isis as well, the importance of
implementing u.n. security council resolutions on north korea. i expect too the subject of crimea and ukraine will come up. the president thought yesterday that the speech he gave from krasinski square in warsaw were he had very frank language to discuss what russia was up to eastern europe. >> we urge russia to seize all destabilizing activities in ukraine and elsewhere and it's important for hostile regimes, including syria and iran and to instead join that community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. >> we do not know if the president will bring up a brush as a ledger tampering or meddling in the u.s. election. they will take heat from a comment made yesterday at a press conference to the president of poland were he said russia might have been doing it, but we expect the other players
as well. the president deflecting a little today on twitter writing "everyone here was talking about why john podesta refused to give the dnc server to the fbi and cia. disgraceful." i might not be in the president's immediate influence, but we certainly heard john podesta not cooperating with the cia and fbi a major topic here. >> shannon: something that is a major topic, those protests. we have another day of those underway? >> this morning started off much more peacefully. some people were basically blocking the streets by sitting in. homburg police brought out their biggest water cannons again. as they were doing yesterday, this was pointed out as well. in our reporting yesterday by jonathan hunt, they were using the full force of those water cannons, they were using them to basically get people wet. they weren't firing the head restraints at people. they were firing them at their
feet. if you want to break up the demonstration, you fire them at their heads and they've moved out quickly. there was some impact though from the demonstrations this morning, and that is the first lady melania trump was not able to leave her guesthouse to participate in a boat tour that some of the other first ladies were on this morning. she was also supposed to have a lunch and go to a climate calculation center. we understand it's probably going to be rescheduled. she was very disappointed. she wanted to get out of there with all the other first ladies and see a little bit of hamburg and participate in the events today. she was told by the police that they could not guarantee the safety of the motorcade would be insured. they asked for her to remain at the guesthouse. >> shannon: a little protesters was to disrupt people getting where they needed to go. john roberts, thank you very much live from hamburg. >> leland: here with more, chris stirewalt, fox news
politic editor of the halftime report. great to see you here this morning. >> you keep saying it, i'm just not. >> leland: there we go. is it possible for this meeting to live up to the hype that it is getting? >> i mean, yes and no. for people who understand how this stuff goes, we know, you and i know, viewers at home now, these meetings are all part of the orchestra or the ballet of international relations, the reason that we have a g20, in fact, is of the leaders of large countries, have a space for them to get together, talk to each other, as john roberts called it a mixer for the heads of state. they can talk to each other in a way that sets the frame for peaceful trade, avoidance of warts, all of these things that we like. this is part of the normal course of diplomacy, but if you are living in an alternate reality where if you believe is
happening in the world right now is what russia has staged a silent coup against the united states and that donald trump is a vassal of vladimir putin, then you are watching every second of this with the terror and fear that you imagine any horrible thing could happen at any moment, but of course that's just a joke. >> leland: we did see than the earlier a little bit. there were sort of a pat on the back for the president to vladimir putin, obviously the point, the president is at least substantially larger than mr. putin when he stands there and pass them on the back. he pointed at him and waved a finger. he talked about this and i will tell you what on your podcast over the weekend. the president always likes to walk away with a win come up with a tweet about win. doesn't vladimir putin give him the and if so, what is it? >> vladimir putin is a strategic pleasure, he doesn't care about the tweeting as much as what you want to do. he will do what he has done the two previous american presidents
which is get in their head, get in their headspace, make them more, make them wonder, make them question, make them doubt. i'm sure that putin will try and make trump say that he has something on him or will have something wonder what does he have on me? i don't understand. if putin could leave trump walking out of that meeting uncertain, unsure of himself, then putin will have done his job. trump, as you have mentioned, likes to project frank in all things come with the they can't shake him the grabbing, using physical dominance over a much smaller man to try and show his support and all that. i think trump is looking for more objects are than anyone else. there will be other people in the room that will make points, but what we don't know is what the president will be talking about. will he say "i know what you did last summer?" we are going to stop you from doing it in 2018 and 2020. here's what i want to syria. we don't know what trump agendas
with putin is. we know putin's agenda and that's to get inside trump's head. >> leland: we may not know exactly what happened inside. it is only six people, the president, president of russia, two for ministers, and their two translators. merkel said patients diplomacy tested by trump and putin's axis of testosterone. it sounds like something you would have come up with. we know that for ongoing merkel, the g20 is something she really believes in and believes in the greater globalism and is now faced with a host of this with these intersecting, interpersonal relationships all centered around president trump. he are there to competing narratives here, doesn't matter?
>> that is the least popular fragrance promotes place. i would say this. angela merkel is a globalist but what she sees is an enormous opportunity for germany to achieve a long-sought goal, not being a hedge amount in not having total control of europe, but with britain out of the e.u. or probably ending up out of the e.u. come up with the united states adopting a different approach to world affairs under president trump that he sketched out in his warsaw speech, she sees an opportunity for germany as an economic powerhouse to not only dominate europe but you have a dominant relationship with china and other places. she sees this as a moment of opportunity for her and her long-sought goals. >> leland: we will read on the halftime report this afternoon, mr. stier well. happy friday. >> shannon: just to wait and get the readouts, it will be so interesting because as you talked about both sides want to walk away from this meeting declaring some kind of victory, whether it's to get the optics of it, it will be interesting to see how we read it out first and foremost. >> leland: it's only a 30 minute meeting, if you think about it. it is not some big three day
summit where he will have all this big negotiations on each side. it's exactly what chris stirewalt was talking about, taking each other to make others temperature and shadowboxing between these two guys. >> shannon: we will take you there live and just about 35 minutes or so. one of the topics that could be discussed between them is the fight against isis. is this a place where the two leaders can find common ground? we will talk to the chairman of the homeland security committee and the texas congressman michael mccall. >> leland: former questions about loretta lynch and reported news holes in her story about the clinton investigation. they say her past, could come back and haunt her, plus this. >> shannon: some republicans facing angry out the home over obamacare repeal deal. does he think this thing is
so far though, no reports of any injuries. more on this breaking story as the firefight goes on. >> shannon: just minutes from now, president trump is scheduled to meet with vladimir putin. the two leaders speaking on the silence of the g20 in hamburg. the meeting comes as a bill of u.s. sanctions hit a roadblock in the house. we'll talk with michael mccaul, the public in texas chairman. welcome to texas "america's ne" we know that it passed the senate but the democrats are pointing the finger at republicans. here is what is meant for -- installing the russia sanctions bill is just the latest outrage and house republicans of long-running complicity in the rush white house for putin. why republicans are more concerned with russia's interest in the integrity of our
democracy? your response. >> i think we are all concerned about the integrity of our democracy. anyone who has the briefing knows that russia meddled in our election. i think they are playing politics with the sanctions bill. we had to send it back to the senate on a procedural issue. now they are holding it up in the house trying to politicize it. this is really the only argument they have two try and bring down the president, and they are playing politics with it. this is way too important. there has to be consequences for what russia has done, both in the elections but also in the ukraine and crimea and what they've done in eastern ukraine where they have an ongoing war. we have to stop that aggression. that's why the sanctions were passed out of the senate in the first place. that's been a topic of discussion between the president and putin. we intend to get these passed after we get back up there next
week. >> shannon: what do you expect the response will be from the white house? there's been some daylight between the republicans and the white house on these sanctions. >> we have to get the sanctions right. what we don't want to do is hurt american interest. we want to punish russia for their bad behavior, what they've done. we have to have consequences, but we also don't want to have other consequences and punish american interests abroad. that's the balance we are trying to work out. i think we will get there. it's too important of an issue. >> shannon: what do you expect from the meeting today? will there be anything concrete? pictures were released by russia's media and a lot of people didn't like the images they saw. they said president trump appear to be too jovial, too familiar, joking with the russians.
>> this is the first time these two major superpowers have met. i hope the issues relate to syria and the fight against isis, and how we can deal with a solid about the civil war, the crisis with the refugees. how are we going to deal to leverage to north korea's nuclear program and icbm program. were ukraine taking over crimead eastern ukraine and cyber meddling as well. these are all -- they have 30 minutes to go over this by the way with translators. it's going to be a very high level meeting. >> shannon: what you make of the run up to this? a lot of people talk about the psychology and putin the way he pressed the former kgb guy. our president is new to politics
and negotiating and coming up with people that are tough guys. how do you think it goes between these two? >> this is really just getting to know. they've never met before. i think they will fill each other out on personalities. they both have strong personalities. at the end of the day, we don't have a lot in common with russia, but we do have some interest in common with russia and if that is the fight against isis. i hope there will be a mutual understanding to destroy and defeat them, which we are by the way in syria. then we had a deal with what happens after isis falls in syria. >> shannon: there are a lot of interest there that people would like to get their hands on from all different factions and ideologies. great to see you today. >> leland: back here at home, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell now casting doubts on whether republicans can strike a deal on health care. where do the efforts to repeal obamacare go from here?
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>> shannon: a new twist in the senate health care fight. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell now says they may have to prop up obamacare. if republicans cannot agree on replacement. this comes as lawmakers like senator ted cruz are getting an ear full from protesters back home over the g.o.p. back to senate health care bill. live in washington, good morning gary. what does this change its two and about gop's prospects about actually getting this health care reform done? >> this is really one of the first times we've heard of mitch mcconnell not getting the votes it needs to pass. his team's been working hard over the fourth of july recess to see what changes they can make to the republican health care bill, but there's been no indication that they are anywhere close or for it to pas pass. the associated press reports
that mcgonagle was asked if he envisioned meeting bipartisan cooperation to replace obamacare, the answer of "if my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, some kind of action to remarket, must recur. no action is not an alternative. texas senator ted cruz is one of the leading no votes on bill. he did not sound optimistic on the chances of the g.o.p. doing it on its own. >> it's been messy, it's been bumpy. i am not certain they will get it done. i believe we will. in the senate, we have a very republican narrow majority. 52 republicans. the democrats have made clear they are not willing to work with us on any productive steps on health care. >> senate leadership is not giving up yet. they want to see how close they can get to passing it with a revised version they claim introduces sometime next week. >> shannon: can you tell us
what our democrats saying about the change into no? >> all along it's been about keeping them from replacing and repealing obamacare but fix it where they are able to. chuck schumer said in a statement it's encouraging that senator mcconnell today acknowledges that the fixes are probable and can open bipartisan doors to improve it. after said time and time again, democrats are eager to work with republicans to stabilize the market and improve the lot. it's important to know that republicans will need some help from democrats if they decide to just fix obamacare, at least eight if they want to avoid a filibuster and get anything to past. >> shannon: the math is real. thank you very much garrett tenney. >> leland: president trump travel ban clearing a big hurdle. what the court is saying and what it means for the white house. >> shannon: former obama attorney general loretta lynch denies she spoke to the clinton
campaign about putting limits on the email investigation. but does her story hold up to scrutiny? our panel will be getting to that next. in the meantime, we are getting news out of germany and that's where our president is meeting with world leaders around the world. we understand that he has wrapped up his meeting with mexico's resident opinion yet though. if he waits his meeting a little bit later with vladimir putin people are getting a bit. we can't do it with our neighbor to the south, he's had a chance to talk about that and we get will get a read out from that meeting. that comes against the backdrop of us waiting for this meeting. he saw the handshake there this morning between vladimir putin and our president donald trump. already, everybody wants to read the body language of how the two screwed up against each other. we are about a minute now from the plant of the meeting between president trump and the mexican
president. >> leland: something to look for in this upcoming meeting, this is from their pool traveling with the president. both presidents made remarks. they were asked by the pool again and they still wants mexico to pay for a wall. it passes and it answers absolutely a little under his breath. listen closely for that question and that response as we are just about a couple seconds away here from the plate out. we brought the tape back from this meeting. now we are waiting for it to play out. >> shannon: we understand they talked about organized crime and immigration issues as well. things you would expect to come between these two. that wall has been the endless discussion prior to the election. we will play out this meeting for you now between president trump and the mexican president. >> it's great to be with my friends and the president of mexico in negotiating nafta and some other things.
we will see how it all turns out. i think we have made a really good progress. >> thank you very much. i want to thank you both. [speaking foreign language] >> and i'm sure he is going to help us with very open dialogue that would help us. working with your cooperation especially with security for securing the border. and of course i'll go also working in migration.
[speaking foreign language] >> and of course both of you have ourselves really admit that it is a responsible matter to the organized crime issue. thank you so much for this opportunity. >> thank you very much. thank you all. >> shannon: tough to hear there, but as we noted the polar who was on site there was a question at the end that you could hear her say are you still going to make mexico pay for the wall? we are told that he said absolutely under his breath. on the heels of that meeting, that still going we will come back with more and just a minute. we now await the presidents meeting with vladimir putin.
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>> shannon: all eyes are on hamburg, germany, where the g20 is now underway and we are awaiting what is probably the most watched a meeting of all and that is the set time between president trump and a russian president vladimir putin. they had a brief handshake this morning and there's been endless analysis of it. we await for this 30 minute meeting they have. it is supposed to be more substantive in nature and we hope they get a read out after the meeting as well. it's scheduled to be 10 minutes from now it is not running exactly as planned but we will keep you updated and to give their life when it happens. >> leland: here in the united states, there is another big headline this morning. former obama attorney general loretta lynch denying reports that she ever gave assurances to the clinton campaign that the email investigation would not dig too deeply. in a letter to the judiciary community saying "to the best of her knowledge and collection,
not a miss or any representative of the attorney general discussed the investigation with amanda frederick tina or any dnc official. juan williams, mercedes schlapp, great to see you both as always. mercedes, ladies first here. is there a danger in such a statement? >> first of all, i think the democrats a focus for so long with the russian meddling that now what we're saying is one of their own could have possibly been meddling in the selection or been meddling in this investigation. you have seen democrats coming out saying that he is queasy about potential meetings that
could have occurred or conversations that could have occurred between loretta lynch or a dnc operative or campaign official. loretta lynch has spoken and testified in front of the judiciary committee where she basically said she never spoke to anyone on the campaign or affiliated to the campaign. guess what? she met with bill clinton who was a very active member of the clinton campaign. these are troubling questions. also potential legal problems that loretta lynch could face. >> leland: you point out that testimony of the house. she also said that she couldn't remember 74 separate times when asked various questions. "the new york post" writing this "her lawyers are on record saying she will fully cooperate in the senate investigation, she will have a hard time pleading the fifth, but that doesn't mean she won't try to stonewall." is this as big of a deal as mercedes points out? >> no. what do they call these days? nothing burger. here is what you have a situation in which loretta lynch
through her lawyer makes a flat out denial that she had any communications with this woman to suggest that somehow the clinton investigation would come to nothing. and then later, we understand that this is based on a russian memo that was obtained by the fbi and later found to be false. the fbi said it was wrong. it influenced the election because jim comey, having seen the memo, thought that he should take control and announce himself instead of going through the justice department. there was no basis for criminal investigation or prosecution of hillary clinton. now you have loretta lynch saying absolutely i am going to cooperate with the senate judiciary committee, i will cooperate with everybody, and i have no relationship with this woman. it never happened. >> leland: mercedes, why make this statement if it's not true? >> that's the question that
needs to be answered in the senate judiciary committee testimony. i think that's going to be very critical for loretta lynch to clear the air on the situation. i think that it does raise the question, why did loretta lynch recuse herself after she had that email investigation following the meeting she had with hillary clinton's husband? secondly, remember that it was fbi james comey who said in his testimony saying that it was loretta lynch who wanted to not call it an investigation but call it a matter. it's these democrats who are part -- senator, republican -- both coming out and saying we have to ask questions, this is concerning, and she will have to respond to these situations aunt these documents that have come out. i think it does raise the bigger question for comey saying why she wanted to downgrade the
hillary clinton investigation. >> leland: juan, two mercedes point, if you read the statement and take it apart, they discuss the clinton email investigation. that leaves open a lot of other things to discuss with bill clinton on the tarmac and it leaves open the issue of discussing with a james comey whether to call it an investigation or matter. the victors go to the spoils in the sense of the senate now having the ability to really put a lot of pressure on loretta lynch. >> but what she did was to say that she not only -- did she say this memo was totally fake that this russia thing is fake news, made up, and nonetheless impacted jim comey and the fbi investigation, but she has said repeatedly she hasn't had any discussions with president clinton on the plane about the investigation. >> she didn't allow cameras to be there. it was a secret meaning.
it was inappropriate meeting at the time when loretta lynch is investigating hillary clinton. she had no business talking to bill clinton at the time on her private plane. it should never have happened. >> mercedes, mercedes, let me finish. it was no secret meeting. this is kind of hyperbolic language. it was a meeting that bill clinton walked onto a plane when her plane was there. >> leland: juan i never liked to cut you off but i'm being told to by other people. mercedes, juan have a great weekend. >> shannon: we are now awaiting the biggest moment so far of the trump presidency. at this meeting with russian president vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g20 summit in germany. we will take you there as soon as it happens. plus this... >> leland: president trump receiving a warm welcome yesterday in poland, but according to our next guest, at the president america first message is leading other
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>> shannon: we are just moments away from president trump's meeting with vladimir putin. the president bringing his america first message to the g20 in hamburg, germany. our next guest says that that mentality is a rattling euro. eric bolling is here. air, maybe they hear that and that's what they are thinking? >> isn't it nice that president trump gets to it away from the swamp for a little while. i watch that pole and stop over in the speech and it was really uplifting to hear those polish
people give him such a warm welcome. i thought the speech was fantastic and a great way to scent set up what he is going to know. he's had a sit down with germany merkel. think about what we've had for the better part of eight years. president obama, you don't want to go out and say he apologized for america, but he certainly wasn't as proud of america such as much as he was. president trump brings america first but america with the rest of the world. i think you will see it. president obama gave $150 billion to the irradiance to play with their nuclear system. he put them in the paris climate of which is a very bad deal for america. i think travel say he will come back to the accord tree if we get a better deal. it was a really rigged against us. it was going to pay for others pollution for the next 13 or 14
years. we are competing with them on the global stage for the world's business. they put us at a competitive disadvantage to those two countries. but is at the equal table, and i think trump will say we will get involved if they do. >> shannon: you saw the protesters there. it got violent. the theme of the protests are welcome to hell. they don't think that these g20 country should be making decisions for the rest of the world, anticapitalism, anti-u.s., all kind of unpleasant things to face whether you are the president or leaders of another country. >> trump is getting a little extra protest. i don't call them protest, you're supposed to call them what they are, right, anarchist anarchists, i think he's getting more of this because he does things like pull us out of tpp. these trade agreements with benefit other countries and not america, free trade agreements
are free-trade, they are trade agreements that are constricting trade. free-trade is when we say as a country, let's do a deal with you, any country, mexico, brazil, china. those are bilateral trade agreements that we can negotiate in the best interest of us. they say america you are the biggest producers and one of the biggest consumers on the planet, we want to feed off both of those and other countries get a better deal than we do. we should be demanding the better deal on a bilateral basis. when trump pulls out of agreements, the rest of the world will say what about us? is time for america first and i think that's very good for our economy. >> shannon: this is such a contrast to the last eight years because there are a lot of people around the world who are very accepting of president obama and how he did things. this is such a stunning contrast to them that they seem unable to process it. >> they say you can't give the
genie back in the bottle once you give it away, it's out there. they talk about redistribution of wealth, food stamps, whatnot. trump is putting the genie back in the bottle and the genie being american wealth. we've been giving it away to everyone. everyone came knocking at the door, sure, we will take care of that and pick it up. you have an earthquake over there, that's fine. foreign aid, we were giving foreign aid away like it's water. trump said let's hold on and pull back from 48 into bilateral agreements now. it will benefit america more greatly. our economy is strong. he saw gerard jobs come out today. you look at it stock market that's probably 15% higher than the day he was elected. the labor market is one of the strongest labor markets in decades. all of these things are very, very positive, but you won't hear that if you listen to mainstream media.
you will see the anarchists, the protester, you will hear about bill de blasio being the head analyst over germany we have things going back here in the united states. what you focus and on what his real scorecard is, how are you doing as an individual, as a family? are you doing better or worse? the vast majority of the americans are doing better under trump. >> shannon: how do you think he has the balance in the relationship that i'm about making america first but also have the cooperative relationships with people like angela merkel who fight him to be very abrasive? they are not happy about him pulling out of that deal. how do you have a positive relationship to say that this is the country that i represent and they are for us trump has done exactly what he said he would. it's going to be in the best interest for america. one of the first things donald trump did when he was
elected, he started rolling back regulations. if you peel the onion back a little further, a lot of the regulations he will back her around the energy markets. a look at what he's done and we've done in america around the energy markets. we've released a jet fuel to our economy because lower prices are going to lower the economy. remember 2004, 2005, 2006 when they were spiking, almost everything you did, if you bought a bottle of water, everybody had a fuel surcharge to it. it was strangling american businesses. when you open up energy markets and prices for few will go down, the whole economy takes off. that is the secret jewel to what president trump has done since he's been in office. he opened our energy markets to the point of where exporting energy we've never done this before. were sending liquefied national gas to poland. you know who that? russia. russia wants to sell the world gas and oil and if we are doing
it, that doesn't benefit russia and it certainly benefits america. >> shannon: sometimes people glaze over when you talk about regulations but they are such a part of our lives that they cost about $15,000 a year for every american. when he of the slingback, a grocery store, everywhere else that you're spending money as a consumer. >> you fill up your gas tank or you could heat or cool your home, but also you just pointed that out. you buy a tomato, that tomato is produced on a farm that uses a lot of energy to produce that tomato. when energy prices go down, the price is just about everything in your economy goes down, the cost, input costs, producers will get a sadder margin and be able to hire more people and put more money into their plans or farms. i think the linchpin to the american economy and trump recognize that early, freed that up, but most of the reason for such an economic upside that we have seen in the last six
months. >> shannon: do you think you will be able to win over any physic critics? do you think he cares? >> a lot of the reporters, the media reporters who are his biggest, harshest critics, who do they represent? they represent a group of people, the audience. ask the audience members how they feel? how was her 401(k)? can they bring their family out to dinner? can you buy a thing or two? have you looked at your way to report recently? are you working more? is your home price going up? every aspect of economic life in america has gotten better. i'm literally trying to find one thing economically that is going negative in the last six months and i can't. you can't credit barack obama. i've said this on tv a bunch of time. all those -- all the groundwork has been laid by obama. investors and stock markets, investors and homes, people
buying things for themselves, you hire people if you have a business, based on the future for potential earnings going forward, not the past. it had nothing to do with the past. it has everything to do it if you are comfortable with the future. you buy more homes, hire more plants, and more people. i credit trump with all of this. you can't credit obama with all of this. this massive upswing in the company. >> shannon: when we are here and these markets open and we are covering stories -- it looks like tax forms are not going happen or it will get delayed, we see immediate reaction for the markets because they are responding to the policies of this administration. they have gotten a lot of things past. the president signed a lot of bills that you will not hear about. many of the things that would resign to help the people to keep lobbying for and voting for him. those things are getting done and there still a lot of work to do. what do you make of where we are with health care? hearing now from mitch
mcconnell that maybe this is not going to get done, it's been a major promised for seven years. >> i know. it's one of the areas -- i'm on the trump side of things since he was candidate trump and prior to that. this is one of the mistakes that trump made but i don't blame him 100%. if remember, this all started with the house bill. paul ryan said we had this and we will build what americans likes and gets to the house. he was wrong on both of those. the trump administration believed paul right at the time. he should've worked on the things -- americans on both sides of the aisle can wrap their brains around tax reform. you can get that through, and if you add in infrastructure, you have a real political currency to use forward. >> shannon: thank you to see you eric bolling. we know the book is doing well. exciting news. thank you for your time this morning. we want to get over to germany again where this meeting is about to happen with the president and a vladimir putin. let's bring in john roberts.
he is their life. >> you've been talking about the talking about the anticipation of this bilateral meeting since he got this back in january and all of the expectations that are swirling around this and the issues that are swirling around it as well. yesterday the president came out quite forcefully in that speech to the polish people in warsaw at krasinski square saying that russian's actions in the eastern part of ukraine, crimea art destabilizing. rex tillerson said that russia needs to decide whether or not it will continue to back bashar al-assad. there are a couple issues that the leaders can have sharp disagreements. at the same time, it does appear to be some room for common ground. one of those areas of common ground could potentially be in syria because the u.s. and russia and that these lines that are called deconfliction to ensure when the military is operated that they don't run
into each other. after some recent developments there, russia said that it would take down the hotlines for deconfliction but decided to leave them open. we may hear today that there is greater cooperation in terms of the operation by the russia and u.s. military. there could be some more cooperation on isis as well, battling isis in the region and trying to fully implement u.n. security council resolutions on north korea. here's an interesting thing to watch and if that is the body language today. vladimir putin has a way to try and get the upper hand in these bilateral meetings. you might remember when he met with angela merkel. he brought in his dog who he knows angela merkel is fond of. he brought in his dark after making fun of barney and said to president george w. bush.
it's kind of my dog is bigger than your dog mentality and it sort of speaks to his way of thinking. they will be so interesting to see what the body language is going to be here. at the initial body language in the so-called retreat that the g20 was getting underway this morning seem to be very relaxed, seem to be very informal, seem to very cordial. he did not seem to take any kind of aggressive posture towards the president. the president shook his hand and patted him on the elbow and when they were standing at a table later, patted him on the back of the shoulder. that was the informal meeting, perhaps putin didn't know he was being videotaped by the german government at that time but he knows us will be for the cameras, not only the press and russia and the united states, but for global consumption as well. we will see the posture that he adopts and this bilateral meaning, as well as the posture that the president adopts. the president powers over putin unlike george w. bush. he is at least half a head
taller than him. we will see how the 2-liter size each other up at this bilateral meeting. >> shannon: it's always interesting to hear the two sides read out because we will get them separately probably from the russian government and the white house. how much wordsmithing goes into that? the two sides may have different opinions of how it went. >> there will be a lot of wordsmithing in the official readouts but we expect that there will be some word from american officials that will make it less possible for the white house to gloss over anything that was either controversial or didn't go according to plan. when you are questioning officials directly, they have a harder time spinning it then when they are just left of their devices to craft some sort of statement. we will get the media statement, one from russia. we are expecting that to come out shortly after this meeting and a statement read out likely from the american side.
with the briefing expected, we should get a more fuller accounting of what happened in that room between the two leaders. >> shannon: john roberts live in germany. we will be back with you and just a moment. it is the one we are waiting to see as we stand by for that meeting in just a moment. and as putin and president trump get ready to meet face-to-face for the first time, joining us now as we kick off a new hour of "america's newsroom," chris wallace. about a build up up to this meeting. what you think our message will be or should be to russia via president trump? >> he doesn't need my advice, but i think the key thing is to make it clear to president putin that the u.s. and president trump are all have his comments about wanting to work together that we are not to be trifled with. it's the rag in light of peace through strength and more likely to get a constructive relationship with russia if putin comes out of that meeting
thinking this is a tough guy and i will have my hands full dealing with him. >> shannon: he's had decades of a trained kgb side to max by an officer and somebody who hase no other. that he will probably try and woo this president with flattery but he is very cagey. do you think that somebody is describing this as a potential win-win for putin because it looks like he came back from any concessions for the u.s. because they will say what bargaining chip since he has? either way he comes out, he will proclaim victory. we know that. >> i think one of the things to go back to your discussion with john is you will get readouts, full readouts from both the u.s. side and it brushed aside. it will be very interesting to see that the areas they agree but the areas they disagree. the different ways in which they emphasize what went on in this
meeting. there's a awful lot there. i was back with the gorbachev's in 1985 in geneva and the talk at that time was that gorbachev was this different kind of kremlin later perhaps a little frail or. the meeting was held at the u.s. -- they hosted the first one. a reagan came out, it was a cold november day, and a wreck and came out with any top coat on, just jacket. we all kind of notice that and when gorbachev came out of his veiled limousine, he came out thick topcoat, a scarf, and a hat, and suddenly the whole narrative about who was the vigorous guy, who was the aggressive guy, the alpha male flipped on its head and i can promise you a lot of work and thought had gone into that. it will be a real statement whether it's before the cameras are behind the cameras.
one of the things that putin likes to do is filibuster. apparently he did this in his first meeting with george w. bush and obama, about all the ways that he felt that george w. bush had mishandled relations. if he's able to seize it and run out the clock if you will, that would be something i think would frustrate donald trump a great deal. there's going to be a certain jockeying for who is in control of this meeting, who sees the agenda and is able to dictate how this meeting goes forth. they aren't meeting very long. often times the meeting is an actual summit where they meet for hours and bilateral's and one on one meetings. this will only be 30 or 40 minutes. there's an opportunity for one side to dominate, just in terms who talks longer than the other. >> shannon: we saw the president speaking in warsaw and a very friendly audience there. he made some comments about russia with them attempting to destabilize the regions with respect to ukraine.
a very public shout out, as it were, ahead of this meeting. what kind of message do you think he was trying to send there? >> it was surprising because it was much more critical of putin and what russia has done in ukraine into syria and other countries. the president has generally been, they said they got to stop, their state table rising action they have to join the community of responsible nations. that's pretty tough talk. the question is will they follow that up in the bilateral with putin or is that just for public consumption? it is also the question that we have to talk about about russia meddling in the election. the president had an opportunity and was asked about hit in the press conference with the polish president and once again, he said yes, i think they were involved, but perhaps other countries were and nobody knows for sure. you can be positive at the end of this meeting with i have the readouts that the american representatives whether it's rex tillerson or somebody else
who is told what happened, is going to be asked, what was said about the election? it seems to me if only to be able to answer that question affirmatively, the u.s. needs to say president trump brought that up with putin and said knock it off because if he doesn't, you know he will get hammered by the democratic opposition on why didn't he bring it up. >> leland: chris, leland here. jumping up what you were saying there about what you will know of what comes out of this meeting. the last time the u.s. president mr. trout met with members of the russian government, the russian ambassador, and sergey lavrov the foreign minister, they were so many leaks that came out of that meeting in the white house was so angry about it. this time we only have six people in the room, the two presidents, the two foreign ministers, and then their translators. what do you make of this very restrictive group in the room? >> i think you make a very good point about that last meeting
because frankly, the u.s. and white house got played by the russians. if you remember, the white house refused to even had a photographer from the u.s. in there. there was a photographer in there for the russians. the white house believed he was an official government person, but of course the difference between government and media in russia is a lot blurrier and the pictures were put out and they showed president trump laughing and joking with the foreign ambassador and present. this was the day after james comey was fired. the russians did a much more detailed read out of what was said, including the fact that president trump had said to the two russian officials that he had a lot of pressure on russia but with the firing of comey that had been removed. the white house was very upset with what they felt was a breach of etiquette and protocol in terms of what the russians put out, very much to the advantage
of the russians, very much to the disadvantage of donald trump and the u.s. side. my guess is that the americans from the president on down are going to be much more careful about this meeting and what is said and more importantly what is put out afterwards. they want to go to their advantage because they have seen how the russians play this game. >> shannon: all the choreography assigned, they are very substitute issues they have to get into. syria jumps to mind because essentially many people say we are in a proxy war with russia when it comes to we all say we are on the same page and fight extremism and terrorism, but the way that this has shaped up over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of lives lost, millions of rush you refugees, and we come to know consensus about working with russia together that would bring about any resolution. >> the reason is very simple. you know for all the talk about how they will get along and body language, if they haven't national interest, their national interest in syria is in
deep prop up the assad regime because that is their window into the middle east. they have been pushing very hard for assad. they've been complicit in the murder, as you say, of hundreds of thousands of syrian civilians, as has iran. they are not going to want to do anything to weaken assad's pole. isis seems on the run and of the opposition by the syrian democrats sing on that opposition. conversely, the u.s. doesn't want to see assad in a stronger position. they would like to see him weekend and eventually to be out of power. they have very different interest there. at these things can be very important, not only in the discussions but the measure of how they take to each other. go back to the most consequential summit meeting ever in 1961 when kennedy, a young new president, met with a
much more seasoned russian leader. he reportedly came out about the meeting feeling that kennedy was young, inexperienced, hollow, can be pushed around, and that led them to put the missiles in cuba which led to the cuban missile crisis. this could be a very, very big deal the measure they take of each other and whether they come out of the meeting thinking that we can do business, whether the other guy is tough, whether one that can push the other guy around. these are consequential meetings that take place. it's more than body language, more than specific, i don't expect big agreements to come out of a half an hour meeting. this is not a summit meter that goes between two leaders that goes for a couple days, this is a half-hour get acquainted session. what they will take it away from each other will be a big deal. >> shannon: what about north korea as well? russia and china have gotten together and have had their own issues in recent days. russia needs to stop testing this and develop that.
south korea stopped doing military optic to back exercises. one report rented that putin will bring that up in most people laugh that off automatically right out of the gate because that's not something you would be willing to agree to. >> that's another example where the countries have different interest. the u.s. primary interest in the korean peninsula is an end to the missile in nuclear program on the part of north korea. continuing a solid alliance between the u.s. and south korea to the degree that they can china and russia would like to see the u.s. out of the korean promised me back peninsula. it is an avenue, a pace for u.s. strength in that part of the world. there is a dramatic difference between the two sides. to the degree that they get into it, they are saying, the u.s. needs to end any kind of joint exercises with south korea. that's a kind of stalking horse
and an opening bid to try and weaken the relationship between the u.s. and south korea. >> shannon: we will pause now for a moment to let our fox stations join us for coverage of this meeting. [indistinct] >> president trump: thank you very much. we appreciate it. president putin and i have been discussing various things, and i think it has gone very well. we had a very, very good talk. we will have a talk now and obviously that will continue. we look forward to a lot of positive things happening. with russia and the united states. it's an honor to be with you.
[speaking russian] >> it's a great great to be abo meet you personally, mr. president. >> president trump: thank you very much. [indistinct] >> shannon: you have seen it there. what we have been waiting for all morning, this first face-to-face meeting before president trump and russian president vladimir putin. it is tough to hear much over the clicks and the cameras in the shadow questions and they were both sides saying that it is an honor to meet the other and it was time for them to have conversations face-to-face. let's bring in john roberts who
is in hamburg, germany. >> the part of the problems with these photo ops is that the shutters of the media are so loud that it's very difficult to hear what was going on there. you can hear vladimir putin through the tube that is connected to my ear straight saying he hopes that the meeting will yield some results which is an indication that he is actually looking to accomplish something during this meeting as opposed to just being a get to know you type of affair. the president saying they've been talking about various things and it's been going well. he says that he expects a very positive things will happen. the fact that there are only six people in the room, four of them being the dignitaries and two of them being translators. this will be a substantiative business like conversation. you get the president, rex tillerson, and president putin, and sergey lavrov the foreign minister. what you have as a small unit like that, at the exchange of
ideas can be very frank and a very quick falling. you don't have to go through eight or ten people in the room, one of which might have a different idea or might want to weigh in on something. you can have a very frank and quick exchange of ideas. i would not be surprised if we hear coming out of this bilateral meeting that while there are still differences, obviously, on certain things, and i imagine that those pertain mostly to russia supported bashar al-assad and what is going on in crimea in ukraine. there might be some sort of agreement of a military issue in syria and fighting isis as well. north korea might be a little bit thornier but don't forget the united states is looking for action at the u.n. security council looking for the support of russia and china. very interesting to see the two leaders sitting down with each other. they seem to be comfortable in each other's company. it was formal, but then at the same time, not too formal and they did appear to get along. whenever you have the leaders of
the two of the most powerful countries in the world like that getting together and getting along with each other, that's always a good thing. >> shannon: it seemed a very subdued vladimir putin there. we will see what happens behind closed doors. reporting live there from hamburg, germany. this is the meeting and now we go behind those closed doors to have the conversation. we will what weight readouts from both sides. see how they each thing how they want. please stay tuned to fox news channel and this fox stations for continuing coverage of the story, i am shannon bream in new york. let's bring in chris walsh joining me now fox news sunday anchor. what do you make of what we saw. there were several handshakes, a lot of cameras, a lot of leaning in and chuckling between the two presidents. >> i got to say, you will have to find a body language expert will be on my capability to my try and define that. the one thing i noticed in that
regard and there is a famous picture one time one obama and putin the relations were in a very bad state, putin was slouched back in his chair kind of like this and i think it was a summit in northern ireland. you can tell that was really annoying obama who talked about putin having this kind of kid in the back of the room not paying attention to the teacher quality. they were both, as you can see there, a leading forward. i don't think you can read much into that. i will say that it's interesting. somebody noted, i don't know if it says anything about the meeting, if you add up the total amount of government experience and his one-time as a kgb officer between the foreign prime minister and putin, it adds up to 80 years of experience when you add up government experience of donald trump and rex tillerson, secretary of state, it's than 12 months. at least an experience, the russian side has the advantage
whether that means they have better ideas, whether they control the meeting, we will have to wait and see. >> shannon: it was interesting in looking at the body language of these two. president putin looking down and away, donald trump seemed very engaged and almost like he often does sort of directing the medi media. it almost seemed like his first little get together, this quick snapshot of them together and chatting, it was president trump who wanted to see that he was the one that was leading things. we know how they decide who speaks first, he didn't speak for us. he said they had many good conversations on the phone and look forward to a positive conversation and thinks it would be good for both countries. there were multiple handshakes. >> and they didn't do them across the president's grip of death for they do a tug-of-war back and forth as to who would pull the other one forward. sometimes a photo op is just a photo op. i think we make the mistake of trying to read too much into it.
we will find out soon enough what comes out of the meetings, the degree to which of one side dominated or another might be substituted to make progress on any of the issues. this is the first of what i suspect will be many meetings between these two men. but it's an important meeting and sometimes, as we pointed out, the impressions that are formed early on in these initial meetings can have an effect on what one leader thinks he can get away with or due or press. in addition though, we do need to point out, this is an important point, each country has their own national security interest. we have interest in terms of pushing back on russia interfering in ukraine, pushing back on the assad regime in syria, obviously in terms of what's going on in north korea. conversely, putin has some national interest in terms of making russia a great power again like the soviet union was. they will advance their
interest. >> shannon: they have their economy to worry about as well. you have a very interesting guests this weekend on fox news sunday. can we get more inside? >> we can now announce that we will have an exclusive interview on sunday with reince priebus, the chief of staff. we should be able to get a full read out beyond what we hear initially today on what went on between president trump and president putin and how this will affect relations on a variety of these hot spots we talked about going forward. also find out about the g20 summit. the president will also -- only because of this meeting are we kind of glossing over it, his meeting with presidency about north korea. and they will talk about health care reform as the senate comes back from its recess on monday of repealing and praising and it seems to be in real trouble. we'll be talking with reince priebus about that and republican center and dr. bill cassidy of louisiana who has his questions about what they should do going forward. >> shannon: it is a jampacked
show. we will see you sunday morning and sunday afternoon. chris wallace, thank you always for your time. >> leland: jampacked next 40 minutes coming up here as well after the break, congressman adam kinzinger of the national guard also of the house foreign affairs committee on his thoughts about his meeting that is right now underway between president putin and president trump. remely subse
to come out of this meeting. president trump does have a great opportunity. i've been in a room with president trump a few times and he takes over the room and a good way, he has a very powerful personality. that will serve him well in this meeting. he is walking into this basically with a tank and vladimir putin having a slingshot. latin american learned all he wants about how to retrial.
he studies personalities for years. president trump is walking in taking on the syrian airfield, shooting down an s22 russian aircraft with the syrian pilot, firing in a d complexion soon and being much more aggressive in ukraine. the president, regardless of personality, which i think is important, the president's role in this meeting with the tank and latimer putin's got a slingshot to fire back. >> leland: the guy with a tank has more to lose though, doesn't he? >> absolutely. from what i have seen of president trump in meetings and at the oval office it in the white house, he knows how to walk in and is very charming in person, very charismatic. i think that will serve him wel well. i think president putin has been probably studying president trump for a very long time, knows the buttons to push and things. i think this is an opportunity
for president trump to go in and say i want to get along with you, i want to have a relationship as two large powers. but we need you to stop massacring citizens in syria, we need you to get out of ukraine, and let's find other areas to work together. >> leland: both president obama and president bush that they had putin's number, thought they was a man he could work with. they looked at him and saw his soul. how does president trump keep from falling into that same trap of a guy who for 40 years has been compromising people? >> i think it's a difficult thing to do. president putin has been studying people for a very long time as a kgb agent. he's probably been studying president trump for a very long time. the benefit of past history of knowing how he played president obama with a missile defense shield and of the russian reset and knowing president bush's comments about looking into his soul and to
sing a good man basically. that put you in a better position to be. he should not walk in and out smile. that's how international relations are done. i think walk in, get along, but say we've got a lot a rabbis that you crossed that we don't like and if you want to work together --dash go >> leland: forgive me for interrupting you, but wasn't at the president yesterday who said i don't want to draw a redlines? >> yeah, that's why said proverbial redlines. i think he was speaking specifically on north korea and he will not put a trigger point and place that comes to a certain action because north korea is really complicated. i think it's important for the president to be pretty stern, pretty tough, but it's also fine if they get along. we are the united states of america and have an economy 20 0 types the size of russia. >> leland: we will see if he uses that economic weights. the russians want those
sanctions lifted, that is something that has been cooking for them. thank you for your insight. >> shannon: president trump facing off for the first time with president putin. two of the most powerful men in the world are meeting right now behind closed doors at the g20 summit at hamburg, germany. with election meddling come up? stay tuned.
>> shannon: the president now meeting with vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g20 summit in germany. will the topic of russia's meddling in the presidential election come up? it's a burning question in the media this morning but trump says russia interference is not the main story. >> this was totally unnecessary. he stepped over the message of one of the best speeches he's given. what are we here in? one of the headlines? obama choked or this about obama having his reasons. the press is complicit in this. that is not the main story.
the world is on fire. something significant happened today, but they are obsessed and the president plays into the obsession. >> shannon: leslie marshall, mary kissel, happy friday to you both. >> happy friday. >> shannon: death of rachel hurt his own messaging or focus on these other issues, when he continues to the discussion of this particular topic? >> charles is right. this speech was consequential. it was important. donald trump connected with the polish people. he connected with catholics across the globe talking about john paul ii and how they defeated totalitarianism and the atheistic anticipation of the calmest regime. this was an important speech but he is not stepping on the message because the liberal media isn't telling that story and donald trump knows it. i know you will talk about
russia, so why don't you talk about this part? the part that shows the hypocrisy on the part of the barack obama who didn't seem to care about the russian meddling until i could help the narrative of undermining president trump selection. it forces the media to do something in haste what you say anything negative about barack obama. >> shannon: there is a lot made of the fact that this question came to him from a u.s. reporter that was on this trip, leslie. here is what dr. krauthammer says about how he should have handled it. >> there's no need to answer any of this. they should have had we are abroad now. we can handle all of this. he didn't add anything. he repeated the stuffed. he understands why that there's anything legitimate. this is terrible communication. >> shannon: does he just ignore the question? what is he do with it?
>> i don't think he can ignore it. but i agree with charles in the sense that the president -- he should be more presidential quite frankly and answering it. sometimes the president is his own worst enemy when he talks or when he tweets whether it's on russia or anything else. quite frankly, i would have had more respect for him had he said there's an ongoing investigation, i am very concerned as president of the united states that there would be any meddling in our election. we will get to the bottom of this next question, move on. this is not why i'm here necessarily, but it can't be ignored because there is an investigation and because he was just sitting a few feet from the man who orchestrated this alleged meddling and for future elections, one trump is present, he and concerned with what other people are. they want the truth and i think the president needs to be in step with that. i don't think it's presidential for him dissing a former
president or making light of this, because it isn't. it isn't a light thing. otherwise we wouldn't have an independent counsel. >> shannon: rachel, can he turn out to his advantage? there is a bipartisan -- we have the special counsel as well. let's let those proceed because if he's as innocent as he says he is, that's to his advantage to get wrapped up. >> i think if he hadn't answered the question the press would make the story about why he is evading the question. no matter what he does, they will talk about russia because the left is obsessed with russia. he was presidential. during the speech in poland, look at the media coverage of it. they hardly covered it in the way that would get covered had barack obama given his speech with such enthusiasm for the polish people screaming "usa close usa! " it was not reported in us that
they responded about angela merkel's reaction about the elites in europe and that the reaction of the polish people this is a lose-lose for donald trump. he's better to just answer the question and get the media talking about the hypocrisy about barack obama in the situation. and moving on for the rest of the summit. >> shannon: we will have to leave it to agree to disagree, but we are glad to have you both on. thank you for your time. >> leland: president trump meeting with the russian president right now before he leaves germany. he sits down with the chinese president after what seemed like a good start to the relationship. the president recent tree tsosie has not happy with the chinese, especially what is related to north korea. live at the state department, it seems to me so far that the president has not been impressed with how the chinese have dealt with north korea. >> the u.s. is a few months into
what the state department is calling the pressure campaign on north korea, that includes countries trying to isolate north korea diplomatically, economically to cut their ties. china is a major piece of that. china has a substantial prating concept with north korea and it's one of its most powerful allies, since the campaign started. north korea has continued to develop its weapons program, watching intercontinental ballistic in july. we asked the administration whether the trump administration is losing patience with china? >> i think we view it as a lot of work left to be done. we are still somewhat early on in the overall pressure campaign against north korea. we continue to believe that china can do a whole lot more to try and bring additional pressure to north korea. we continue those conversations with china. >> state department also knows that the u.s. treasury department that is sanctions to china. they conducting business in north korea. asked about this earlier this
week, the president said he would never give up as it comes to discussing this issue it working on this issue with chinese president xi. >> leland: giving a sense of what the chinese are saying about this, had they criticized the united states and relating to north korea? >> the chinese have their own complete. they flood the plane where they want the united states to give up the joint military exercises that they are running and the u.s. is running with south korea in exchange for north korea getting rid of their nuclear ballistics program. the u.s. said no to that because that's a defensive program. the joint exercises they are doing with north korea. the chinese have also criticized the united states for recent positions the trump administration has taken. in particular this morning criticizing withdrawing from the paris climate agreement and some of the rhetoric that's been coming out of the u.s. when it pertains to trade and trade deficit with china. >> leland: will we be watching for that meeting between president trump and is chinese counterpart coming up. thank you very much.
>> shannon: president is defending the u.s. and our allies. he outlets his position for the u.s. for the pole and people there. he got a warm reception and then onto the g20 summit. is this the president's defining moment? >> what we have inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. we cannot fail.
americans, pols and nations of europe must work together to confront forces whether they come from inside or out from the south or the east that threaten over time to undermined these values. >> leland: president trump taking a strong stand yesterday in poland defending western values. "the wall street journal" calling at the president's defining speech. mary kissel a member of "the wall street journal" ." it great to have you. we've got a lot to talk about. this is a picture that everyone has been waiting for as president putin and president trump together. the speech wasn't nearly as anticipated in the meeting we just saw happen. is it a defining trip? is a defining speech? where are we in this? >> this is a speech that president trump should have given for his inauguration. this is a speech that acknowledges and sets the stage for the putin meeting. it effectively says that close
to back, it will wil, america exceptionalism and these nations that america has protected and nourished since the first world war, the second world war in particular, this is fragile. this is not something that guarantees that must be defended. it is threatened. it's threatened not just by threats outside of the united states like terrorism and the terrible ideology, but it's also threatened from within. kind of a crushing regulatory state that he made reference to. i really think this was a siren call, not just of the citizens of america but to our friends and allies around the world that we have resolved and we will fight for our values. their superiors to those of the islamic terrorist trying to bring us down. >> leland: "the wall street journal" has sometimes taken a dim view of president trump and his rhetoric at times. is this an inflection point or is it a data point?
>> i want to be clear, we don't endorse candidates, we don't comment on the personalities, we comment on policy. for president trump, we have a love-hate relationship with him. we love some of his policies and we really dislike other parts. his speech was very important. this was president trump going beyond america first. this was president trump becoming a larger u.s. president, somebody who is standing up and saying what we have here in america is unique, it is threatened, it must be defended. this is trump taking leadership positions in the world. i hope that we hear more of this out of him. >> leland: the administration is really trying to capture sort of the art elation in this. it is a widely lauded speech by you and by others. take a listen to vice president mike pence last night. >> that is unapologetic american leadership. it is remarkable to think that the last eight years we had an administration that was more
often than not apologizing for america around the world, boasting about leading from behind. today in warsaw, poland, with those eloquent words that your viewers just heard again, president donald trump reaffirmed our nation's commitment to be the leader of the free world. under president trump, america is back. >> leland: what do you think has changed? has he changed his policies? has he changed his views? has he changed the way he's articulating them? >> president trump said certain things on the campaign trail and then he got into the oval office and realized the gravity of all the threats that the united states and our friends and allies faced. you've seen him take several important actions. you saw him draw a redline in syria. you've seen several freedom of navigation exercises in the south china sea pushing back in chinese incursions there. i think with the speech, is just another signal that will america
defend and speak up for its value, but that we will actually take action to defend them. that is a very important single to defend, particularly before this meeting with putin. >> leland: we've heard the president site and the passing this is a lot harder than i've imagined it would be. in the meeting that's going on right now between the russians and the united states, there's only six people in the room, president, president of russia, secretary of state, and the foreign minister. on the russian side, you have 80 years of combined government experience. on the russia study of 80. on the russia side you have just a year. is there a learning curve that this speech sort of shows he's gotten over it? >> i hope so, but a look at what the president does, not just what he says. his action suggest to me that he appreciates the gravity of the threat we face. look at north korea. what did we do after north korea launched its first
intercontinental missile? we had exercises with our korean allies. we started to take sanction actions against people who support the north korean regime. that's good action. that's a good effort at deterrent. we will have to do a lot more at that with north korea. but this speech is the framework through which we can start and a view all of these different actions of the trump administrations. >> leland: we will take out with a wet read out we get of this meeting going on right now. mary, i appreciate this time. >> shannon: the trump administration making good on promises to rollback regulations. it will cost u.s. energy companies big time, but will the changes wrap up the economy? try biotène®, the #1 dentist recommended dry mouth brand. it's the only leading brand clinically proven to soothe, moisturize, and freshen breath. try biotène®. great-granddaughter of benjamin rush.h he was actually the only medical doctor
possible readout between president trump and vladimir putin. it was the president talk election meddling? ukraine, maybe syria? we will have details and analysis and we are also keeping eyes on the sometimes violent protests in hamburg. it's a very busy day. we will see you and a few on "happening now." >> shannon: the white house isn't revoking a plan to put into place by former president obama. it halted gas and oil companies from exploring new places to drill. that's only one of the rollbacks the administration is planning. kevin corke is live in washington. who benefits from these planned rollbacks? >> that's the $64,000 question and i guess it depends on who's doing the talking. at a minimum, people who are looking for work in those particular sectors would seem to benefit because of increased opportunities on their particular chances to get jobs. were talking about oil rigs, coal mining, et cetera.
it's been argued that the overall economy would actually improve with less regulations, the argument goes, generates more economic advancement and activity. >> what the trump administration is proposing to do is rollback regulations that have significant compliant costs that ripples throughout the economy and hurt families and businesses over and over again through higher energy prices through threats to private property rights and are really devoid of any meaningful and environmental benefits. >> keep this in mind, that's been the core value of the trump administration. unclog the regulatory process that seems to strangle innovation and activity and that's what they are trying to do once again. >> shannon: what about this argument that the potential environmental costs outweigh the rest of what they are trying to get done here? >> i think that's a fair argument and certainly one that was made of the previous eight years by obama administration. they actually do have a
long-term play economically that benefits us all after it supposed to make the water cleaner to drink and the air we breathe safer. >> leland: it shocking, kevin. that president trump is rolling back common safeguards to protect our air, our land, our water, the air that we breathe. rolling back real progress that we are making. not only in fighting climate change, but in creating clean energy jobs of the future. >> let me just share a bit here. i will share the picture of a manual hear a great deal about in the days, weeks, months to come. were talking about scott pruitt. he's actually moved to undo, delay, and on block a dozen of environmental regulations. a balanced approach, one that expects the environment but also pushes growth and activity and innovation is a smart long-term play. we will see what side burns out and we certainly know which direction they are moving in.
>> shannon: the secretary was our guest last week. he knows there's quite a bit of resistance out there. kevin corke, good to see you. >> leland: you just heard this. president trump projecting a positive relationship between the u.s. and russia. but what are he and the russian president talking about in their first face-to-face? how is it going? what are they saying? shannon is excited to hear. that is straight ahead.
>> leland: busy day, and a lot more to come at the g20 summit in germany. huge reception with a class photo of all the leaders. there they all together and right now, wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall between president trump and president putin? >> shannon: we are waiting now for president trump to wrap up that meeting with president putin because then we will expect for both sides to have some kind of readout of what
they did or did not discuss or accomplish or did not accomplis accomplish. stay here on fox news and when it happens, we'll you know. >> leland: a good couple of days. >> shannon: "happening now" starts now. >> jon: we start with a fox news alert of president trump and the middle of a very busy and potentially historic day for his administration in the nation. we are waiting for his first-ever face-to-face with president leonard boudin. >> molly: the parent shaking hands with the first time at the g20 summit followed by a longer exchange which included secretary of state rex tillerson. it is a critical moment in america-russia relations. we are waiting to see how resident trump addresses many burning issues. let's