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the where the president used, "signing," as if they are bound to ink a deal of some time.my kind. we do not have all the details. we are digging for details as we speak with all the best correspondents, analysts in singapore and all around the world. we are watching it, because during the making along with you. thanks for joining us. two nuclear armed leaders coming together for what president trump has called a mission of peace. kim jong un, chairman of the communist nation, has concurred, describing this long anticipated moment as a "prelude" to be sprayed can the americans president and the north korean dictator find common ground after nearly 70 years of hostility between matric donations? welcome, as i said, we have two hours of breaking news coverage ahead. it's tuesday, noon here in singapore, the scene of a truly extraordinary season of events. something that would have been unthinkable even just a few months ago, frankly, a couple of weeks ago. there were critics saying that the summit was never going to get off the ground.
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there were exchanges of personal insults, between pyongyang and washington. threats of war. threats of a nuclear conflict. just a short time ago, president trump and kim jong un emerged from a working lunch. the president hinted, as a noted at the top, there is some kind f assigning that is forthcoming that we expect to get live coverage of. as soon as we get it here in singapore, we of course are going to go to the president and kim jong un live. the white house has made it absolutely clear that nothing short of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the korean peninsula is an acceptable outcome. that is what secretary of state mike pompeo told reporters today. it is unclear what kim hopes to achieve from this historic sit down at what he agreed to with president trump in a series of meetings. interesting that kim has been seeking economic support, as well as safety and security on this trip. we may not know, after the two
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leaders wrap up this trip, all of what was agreed to. again, the president hinting that they have some kind of agreement. in the president, as you know in recent days, has been trying to lower expectations. now it sounds like he has been going the other direction and raising expectations of a deal, of an agreement. in recent days has been saying, this is likely to be around one of a whole series of talks, follow-up meetings that could be at the white house, could be at mar-a-lago in palm beach, florida. as the president seeks, what i mentioned, a mission of peace. whatever results could be one of the most unusual summits, one of the most remarkable summits, and american history and world history. two of the world's most unpredictable leaders, trying to forge a whole new era. the defining moment, as we say, for international of diplomacy and american history, as the president, the man who wrote "the art of the deal" is seeking the major deal, denuclearization of the korean peninsula, and possibly finally and enter the korean war, which has never officially ended. fox news correspondent
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rich edson has been here with the state department in singapore covering. these fast-moving developments. rich, you know better than i, and the last few moments, the president set off a whole new flurry of activity by saying they are about to sign somethin something. >> he did, ed. this is already a remarkable moment in history. a remarkable summit. the president of the united states of america has met and sat down with the leader of north korea for the first time in history. they met for about 40 minutes this morning, just the two of them and their translators, have also spent some time with senior aides, u.s. side including the secretary of state, national security advisor, chief of staff, and others. you alluded to that, ed. the president walked out and said there would be some type of signing. they were going to get involved and assigned some type of document but he wouldn't get further involved in that. here is the moment for the president let us know that. >> we had a really fantastic meeting. a lot of progress.
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really, very positive. i think better than anybody could have expected. top-of-the-line. really good. we are going to have a signing. >> there have been weeks of negotiations between u.s. and north korean officials in the demilitarized zone and yesterday in singapore to try to work out any type of background work of the many issues that they have to resolve to reach a larger comprehensive agreement. though u.s. officials, including the secretary of state, have been describing success here as a good conversation today that problems continue discussions and conversations between the united states and north korea. the u.s. wants north korea to disarm, dismantle its nuclear weapons program. there is also ballistic missiles, there's also chemical weapons, and biological weapons. the secretary of state said yesterday that the united states was prepared to offer some type of security concession to north korea, but refused to say what specifically that is. north korea has a real problem
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with joint military exercises the united states engages in with south korea, whether that would be altered or on the table, the secretary of state didn't say. the united states also has a sizable military presence in japan and south korea. the secretary of state wouldn't say if that were on the table but we are hearing from the secretary of defense, james mattis, saying he believes that u.s. troop levels in south korea are not part of these discussions. by this was all leading up to this summit, ed. now you have the two leaders in a room, they spent 40 tes with just each other and their translators, and now with a larger group. who knows what is going to come out of this in the end as it is still ongoing. this is video that you want i will be looking outcome of the american people will be looking at, for decades. ed? >> ed: stick with me because you cover secretary of state mike pompeo. we obviously had two one on ones with kim jong un to lay the groundwork, started off as a secret mission, as i recall, over easter weekend, taking the world by surprise. talk about that a little better.
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i'm just learning that we think our cameras are going to be loaded for the next couple of minutes for a possible spray of the signing of more comments from the president, chairman kim, i want our viewers to stand by. we will go there live. you see the picture of mike pompeo from his previous meetings with kim jong un. rich, i want to run something by you as you talk about secretary of state, the interpreter who is interpreting some of kim jong un's remarks said earlier that among the remarks from kim to president trump, "many people in the world will think of this as a form of fantasy for my science fiction movie." remarkable comment from chairman kim. >> it is. you look at this video, it is something that has never happened before. you've had former president jimmy carter, president clinton, go to north korea, and that was to get hostages that the north koreans had taken. this is a sitting president of the united states who has the power to move military, who has the power to give concessions to
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the north koreans, sitting down with the north korean dictator. both of them making clear in today's meeting that they are really very little like their predecessors. this includes kim jong un, his father, who was rather reclusive, and kim il-sung, his grandfather, essentially the founder of north korea, and the founder of the cult of leadership in that country. as you talk about the secretary of state, he did travel to north korea secretly, easter weekend, as a cia director, found out weeks later, in fact, after his confirmation hearing as secretary of state, that he had taken matt. then a few weeks after that, he goes it secretly again to north korea to try to advance these talks. even that meeting, the secretary of state, the setting secretary of state of the united states, meeting with kim jong un twice, the highest level engagement of the two countries in nearly two decades. we've had a number of unprecedented moves here, ed. >> ed: all right, rich. i want you to stand by. looking at my phone because we are now learning that the pool
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of reporters around the president has been moved to a room over there at the resort where these meetings have been taking place, for now, over four hours. we can see the camera, it's shaky, they are trying to get into the room. so something is happening with this signing that the president mentioned. we have rich ads and as we mentioned, the correspondent, standing by. chris wallace is standing by, the anchor of "fox news sunday," we'll hear his thoughts. in the meantime, the leaders of north korea have fought on the opposite side of the three way war since the early '50s. 36,000 american troops died in the korean war, which has never been officially resolved. now there are is some talk that congress can soon mark an end to that conflict. california congressman john garamendi is among the lawmakers who think that's a real possibility not of the president has met with kim jong un. john garamendi is a democrat from california, joining us live. i appreciate you being here. >> good to be with you. very fascinating night, isn't it? >> ed: at absolutely is. i want to get your thoughts. let's get right to it.
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you are there, you are watching like all of us, watching history unfold. as a democrat, they have been some democrats heading into this meeting very skeptical, thinking of a president was maybe promising the moon and wasn't going to deliver. there is some sort of a signing coming up, we don't know the details. certainly need to be skeptical but what is your reaction tonight? >> my reaction is that among the three paths that could have come from all others, want as outright war on the peninsula, the other is just accept the fact that north korea could threaten the united states with the intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear bomb option, and the third option, negotiations. far and away the best option, something i have been calling for for more than a year. what will be the result of this? i suspect that they will sign a document that said we had a lovely meeting, it was all good, we like each other, and we are going to move forward on a certain path, probably laying out some goals ahead, some timelines, all of that is
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excellent. we shall see what it all comes due. i think we also need to be skeptical. not of what is happening at this moment, but what would happen someday in the future. there is a long, long history of north korea and not its promise promises. at continuing on with this nuclear enterprise. now that they have it, both of the rockets as well as the bombs, maybe now we can see some progress being made. >> ed: congressman, you are are raising an important point. we need to be skeptical. the devil will be in the details. i wonder if the president, before these meetings, said that unlike president obama with the iran nuclear deal, he wants to bring this to congress. there will be a vote on a treaty of some sort. obviously this is still the early stages, we can get ahead of ourselves. you, as a senior democrat, and the congress, what three or four core things do you want to see that might lead you and others in your party and the republican party to believe that we are not being played by kim jong un? with three or four core things
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need to be in such a deal? >> they are the three are four things that were in the iran deal. verification, people going into north korea, observing what is going on, all sites being open. all of those things were very much a part of the iran deal, including the shutdown of the centrifuges as well as the reactors that can and do create plutonium. so those are the kinds of things that the president said were insufficient in the iran deal, presumably, they will be at least that if not more in the total denuclearization. but i think we need to be very, very much aware that that is going to take a long, long time to come. the former director of the los alamo's labs who did visit most of the facilities in the years passed in north korea, said it's going to take perhaps a decade to get the total
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denuclearization. so the initial steps become extremely important. we'll see what those are. also we need to be very much aware that we have south korea in this. it is very, very much their game as much as it is the united states'. >> ed: congressman, i got less than a minute. please tell me why you think it's important to have an official end to the korean war. obviously a lot of brave americans lost their lives in that conflict. we need to recognize that. also, the vfw and others have been saying that they want president trump to raise the m.i.a. issue because there are still some american families who don't know what happened to their loved ones. >> that is certainly the case and certainly there are south koreans and north koreans in the same situation. so yes, there really has been, for the last 63 years, two countries. north korea, south korea, and the recognition that they are two countries no longer trying to take over each other, but rather, trying to figure out how to get along together, is what has been what of the most dangerous places in the world,
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that would then be a peace treaty. also, keep in mind that the united nations is still at war in korea. the american involvement in korea was a united nations involvement, and so the united nations and certainly south korea, north korea, japan, china, all of these countries have a very serious stake in the negotiations. any negotiation going forward has to take all of their interests into account, which only makes it much more complex. >> ed: yep. all right, congressman john garamendi, we appreciate your insights tonight. i hear optimism in your voice but also skipped a mess in. something we got to bring p.r. recovered throughout the evenin. we appreciate you joining us. we are getting word that the room where the president has talked about some sort of a signing of some sort of a piece of paper, some sort of agreement has flags or both the united states, and i think you are seeing it live right now, flags from the united states
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and north korea lined up. there are two chairs, which would suggest that, yes, the president of the united states and the chairman from north korea, chairman kim, will both be sitting there. you can see a man with white gloves may be putting out some pens. a piece of paper will be signed. obviously, the importance of our job tonight is to figure out, what exactly is going to be signed, what are the details, and what is going to be the impact, what is going to happen in the days, the weeks, the bumps ahead. so we are going to go live to that room where the president said there will be assigning as soon as we come back. we also have chris wallace from "fox news sunday." he'll give his insight and analysis when we come back. ♪ hey! we didn't have a homeowners claim last year so allstate is giving us money back on our bill. well, that seems fair. we didn't use it. wish we got money back on gym memberships.
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♪ >> ed: we are back live from singapore where president trump just hours ago started this summer drew the kim jong un. you can see the live picture. these are fast-moving developments, and the president, who has been trying to lower expectations before the summit, is now saying in the last few
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moments that may be they have exceeded expectations because the room you are looking at, and forgive that camera that is going into telephoto and wide back and forth, they are getting ready, as you see the american flags and north korean flags, a table with two chairs at some pens. as the president told us a few moments ago, there is going to be a "signing" of some sort. we are digging for the details. who better to bring it in then chris wallace, my colleague, the anchor of "fox news sunday." welcome, chris. >> good to be with you. >> ed: we we are now four hours plus, four hours 20 minutes. good sign that it went on and nobody left and a half? >> it's a very good sign that nobody walked out. to put it in context, i go back to the first reagan-gorbachev summit in november of 1985, they met for i believe it was three days, considerably longer than this one. they had a signing ceremony at the end. basically, it was the beginning of a relationship, the beginning
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of a process. they talked about having reciprocal summits, first in washington, that in moscow, they held a surprise as napa summit in iceland in between. they also talked about modest confidence building measures. it was the beginning of a continuation of a process that had begun in geneva. if that is what we get, that's a pretty good sign. if it's something beyond that, it's a very good sign. we'll have to wait and see what it is exactly. >> ed: before we get to those details, as it unfolds here, i'm glad you talked about the relationship great to reagan and gorbachev. let's talk about the relationship between these two leaders. 34-year-old dictator who has never been outside his country for this long. you've got a united states president who just angered traditional european allies and others at the g7 summit, who turned 72 on thursday. so there is a pretty wide generation gap here, and yet, so far at least, they are all smiles and saying, we are exceeding expectation. talk about the chemistry we've
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seen so far. >> the chemistry isn't personal. it's not like, who do you want to go on a date with or drink a beer with. it's a matter of confidence, it's a matter of trust. by trust i don't mean you will accept what they say, but i think ultimately, what reagan and gorbachev came out of their first summit with, was a sense of good faith and that they could do business with each other. yes, there were differences, yes, they will represent their separate national interests, but they could do some business with each other. and that is what you hope comes out of this meeting. they are not going to be best buddies. >> ed: nor should they be given the human rights record of kim jong un. >> we should never forget that, for all the smiles, we are talking about a brutally repressive dictator with an estimated 80,000 north korean political prisoners in his gulags. this is not "the dating game." having said that, is there a sense that they can do business?
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is there a sense of confidence and trust that they are not going to try tonight each other in the back? having said that, you had the summit in 1985 between reagan and gorbachev, looking back, everybody says, well, that was groundbreaking, it took two years for them to sign their first substantial deal to eliminate all medium-range missiles, and there were a lot of ups and downs and after reykjavik, a very dramatic sense that we were headed for a new cold war. i don't expect this to happen quickly or easily or smoothly. it's going to take a wild, and my guess is it will be a bumpy road. having said that, it's exciting. >> ed: from 1985 to today, this culture as a microwave culture where we want to know now, we want to put it on twitter. in the next 10 minutes, chris, we have to know what the deal is and whether it's verifiable. as you suggest, we simply -- it's going to take time. >> let's just talk about -- the only thing that mattered from the u.s. point of view, i had robert colucci, a north korean
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expert,nd who notted the first arms deal with the north koreans during the nuclear crisis in 1994, which ended up being violated, and he said, look, if they agree on everything and not the nuclear issue, then they've accomplished nothing. if they agree on the nuclear issue and nothing else, then they've accomplished everything. let's talk about the roadblocks and what has to be accomplished. first of all, there's going to have to be a declaration by the north koreans as to what they have done, how many missiles that god, how many nukes they've got, what their nuclear enrichment program is -- >> ed: we are in the dark on that. >> and where it is. this is the really key factor. there is going to have to be some kind of an inspection regime to allow outsiders in to the hermit kingdom to check and see, are they telling the truth, do they have what they say they have in the places they say they have it, and are there places that they are not talking about where they are hiding stuff?
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for kim jong nam, whose father and grandfather have spent decades building up this nuclear arsenal, for them to, and effect, open the door and give the keys to the kingdom to the west, that is a huge ask, and we'll have to see whether they do it. >> ed: chris wallace, you covered the reagan-gorbachev summits. he knows better than anyone that sometimes you have to watch the door. as a door opening or not? it opened a moment ago because the young staffer was trying to move the chairs around. at some moment very soon, you will see president trump and chairman kim emerge from the doors. chris wallace will stick here. jim terrified now is in washington. i wonder about your thoughts, jim. >> chris made a great point. we already know we are not going to get too little, a commemorative coin and we're out of here. not a nothing burger. that's good. the nits are at this point is, we don't want too much, for example, saying the war is over, that is a really bad idea because everyone will walk out of there, what is your
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interpretation of the war being over, right? of the north koreans could use that for all kinds of excuses, all kinds of things. what we want is a statement that says we are starting on a process. that is the most successful outcome of that will be great. two challenges for north korea. one, having committed to that process, they cannot play rope-a-dope with trump. can they say that we don't like things, we will test a few more missiles? elc that is a betrayal, and it will die. the other thing, even if kim commits to a process to do all the kinds of things that chris talked about, he also has to figure out, how do i make my country work. how do i use the access that i'm getting to the west to make this country succeed? >> ed: and on the point that jim makes, chris, you and i have been here in singapore for a few days, you were here a little bit longer getting ready for "fox news sunday," when you walk the streets of singapore, you see a country that has virtually no natural resources but has pulled up the economy, built the
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resources, thriving industries, and kim jong un was running around taking selfies, going to the casino, going to the amusement parks essentially, and getting a taste of what economic expansion could be like. >> absolutely. here is another caution. again, i don't want to be the skunk at the picnic, i don't want to rein in the parade. it's a big deal, it's very exciting, but one of the questions that i have it -- and i suspect it will be a calculation from kim -- this is a big plus for him, the very fact that he sat in a room with the most powerful man in the world, the president of the united states, he is dealing the south koreans, one of the things that brought them to the table with a maximum pressure campaign. i got to think that he will go back to pyongyang and see, without giving anything away, have i in effect destroyed the maximum pressure campaign? are the chinese going to start dealing with me? are the south koreans going to deal with me now? president moon of south korea, very invested. he may want to look and
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calculate whether he is able to achieve everything he wants without making a nuclear deal. i'm not saying that's going to happen but i think that would be a calculation that the kim regime would want to see. that will take some time. >> ed: jim carafano, what do you think? could kim jong un try to get away with that? member two, secretary of state mike pompeo told reporters, hang on a second, we are not releasing these tough u.s. sanctions until we get denuclearizing should, and we have more sanctions in the toolbox. go ahead, jump in. >> it all falls apart of maximum pressure is off the table. the great thing about maximum pressure as it protects americans vital interests. we don't want kim to threaten us, and we don't want a war in northeast asia. the combination of missile defense, nuclear deterrence, conventional deterrence of the allies, and the heavy sanctioning, it keeps kim for being a strategic threat. that has to remain in place until we have walked while down this path and if it doesn't, it.
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>> ed: chris, i was struck by something else that kim jong un said. his interpreter, our audio picked up a little bit, among the things, there's been three or four go in the park essentially, handshakes, that we have seen, kim jong un said to president trump, "many people in the world will think of this as a form of fantasy from a science fiction movie." >> well, let's be honest. as i walked in today to see these two men who spent a year lobbing verbal missiles at each other, dotard, suicide mission, little rocket man, fire and fury, to see the two of them together was quite extraordinary. and we can't in any way underestimate or understate how dramatic the very fact of this meeting is. now it's not enough just that they meet, as we say, the key is going to be what process follows
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from singapore. >> ed: parted me. there is an official who just put up two fingers as if it's a two minute warning. we got to be careful, we are sticking with facts or not to speculation but typically, an event like this, you hold up two fingers, 2 minutes till the leader comes out. >> that's the international language. [laughter] >> ed: hang on, chris. the under international sign, two fingers of peace. he wasn't saying peace is at hand. jim, i will rudely entropy of the president president and chairman emerge. reaction to what chris just said? >> this is i think what people have misinterpreted trump all along. strategic leadership is rhetoric and action. it's what you say and what you do. nobody would remember woodrow wilson's speech about the day of infamy if we didn't go off and fight world war ii. obama gave this awesome speech in cairo, nobody can remember it, because they do nothing. you have to look at what trump does, not just the rhetoric. that is often lost. if you look at what this
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administration has done, this is why this guy can do diplomacy and the other guys couldn't. they all say, we could have met with kim, but they had no leverage. this president has leverage because because he put a strategy in place, which forces kim to deal with him in a way te has to actually come to the table, so i think we often undersell this president because we so obsessed about what he says, that we often don't really pay attention to what he actually does. >> ed: chris, do we obsess so much about what this president says, what does president tweets, that, you know, when in fact the fire and fury there was, for lack of a better phrase, a method to the madness? >> clearly, as it turns out, we didn't know that at the time. no matter what happens here, we look back at reagan and gorbachev, reagan-gorbachev would not have been a big deal if it hadn't been for what flowed from those five summits and then the president talking about tearing down that wall and
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the fact that in 1989 after reagan left office, the wall comes down, eastern europe is set free, and in 1991, the soviet union is dissolved. this is an important meeting, but it's real legacy, it's a real residence through history, will be what happens at the end of the process, not right now through the start of the process. >> ed: jim carafano, i think when you said day of infamy, i think he meant fdr backing up what he said going into world war ii, not wilson. >> sorry. right. >> ed: right about that? john garamendi, the democrat from california, laid out what his three or four baked things are. the president, in terms of what this deal eventually will be, this is just round one, maybe this is just a framework come up with the president has made some bold talk in saying, look, -- hang on, i think i saw chairman kim walking down the hallway there. but i don't want to get ahead of myself. let's see. the bottom line is, this
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president said, i'm going to do something barack obama did not do with the "fox news @ night" nuclear deal. i'm going toring this before congress as a treaty and get it, so the next president can just rip it apart, like he did come with executive action. obviously, that -- yes, it makes it more durable if it survives, but what three or four things need to be in this deal so that it will survive? >> it is important as a treaty. it's particularly important when dealing with north korea, who was a very, very long track record of playing rope-a-dope. this deal not meaning what you said it does. we have a long track record on this. the great thing about a treaty, you sit down and specify very, very specific things about, what you mean by the korean peninsula? the reality is, north korea and the united states, we have a different interpretation of what the korean peninsula means. when they say denuclearization, they mean all of the weapons on the planet, facilities of guam and japan that are part of this
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debate. so getting all this on paper is incredibly important. defining what is the end of the korean war actually mean, what is the end of hostilities, what is denuclearization, these things are not -- are not easy questions to answer, and that is why what we don't want to see today in the next couple of minutes, if these guys act out and say, we solved all the problems, because that is impossible. in fact, we'll be closer to conflict, because there will be so much wide open misinterpretation. >> ed: all right, you see more people emerging, but not the president, not the chairman yet. may be more pens, more instruments to get this deal, whatever that deal is, signed. quickly, before they come out, want to get chris in here. you were nodding like he wanted to say something. >> you had a very interesting conversation with john garamendi earlier and you ask him the question you just ask jim
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carafano, what needs to be in the deal, and he made a snarky remark and he said, everything in the iran deal that the president blew up. there was a big thing in the iran deal, which was other president, president obama, sent that private jet with a billion dollars in cash to tehran and also, on froze about a hundred billion dollars in assets. i think that is something that was in the iran deal that president trump that with a terrible mistake, and the idea of putting all of this upfront goodies for the enemy, or the adversary, or the other negotiator, negotiating country, in the deal, i would be astounded if president trump did that. he is going to say, we need concessions from you, they say, all the concessions, we'll see. certainly, sizable concessions before you get anything from us. >> ed: new information from the white house producer, saying that the official weight house photographer who follows the president everywhere has just entered that room as if the president is going to follow. typically, after being behind the scenes of the president,
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that official photographer who puts photos at whitehouse.gov and twitter and the like, is now in the room. so we are getting closer. that international sign-up to 2 minutes was -- >> fake news. as it often happens, and every administration, the press handlers, when they say 2 minutes, they lied. >> ed: i think chris is teasing, though, what happened is the president ultimately decides when he's going to come out or when he or she comes out, one day it will be a female president, and we now here, i'm hearing in my ear, we have gotten an official, chris wallace, an official two-minute warning. >> i still wouldn't count on it. [laughs] >> ed: good thing we will have a bug in the corner, 1:38 eastern time, 1:38:00 p.m. here in singapore, whether or not this two minute drill israel. jim carafano, want to sneak you in here really quick. what needs to be in this deal
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that was not in the iran deal? >> the irreversibility, the complete dismantling of the actual threat, and the different things, iran did not have a nuclear weapon. these guys actually do. and it's not just the weapons themselves, but also the missiles and infrastructure to do that. all that has got to go. i think china might actually go along with this. china doesn't want to north korea and south korea reunited, they don't want a western front on their northern frontier. but i actually think china would be really happy with a north korea without nuclear weapons. ironically, i think it's the one thing we could actually all live with, including north korea. it is a one piece of this whole puzzle that at the end of the day, we all probably would be happier if that was a reality, even north korea. >> ed: absolutely. chris wallace, we are about a minute away from finding out if it was fake news or not. you made an important point
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about human rights that we can't make enough. kim jong un, they had a lunch, they had short ribs and vanilla ice cream, and he is starving his own people. >> that's right. look, i don't expect that president trump is going to get kim to change his ways any more than president reagan was able to get mikhail gorbachev to change his ways. it is something to bring up. i thought it was brought up somewhat today, but brought up a lot in moscow in 1988. and i think it ended up having a dramatic effect. >> ed: part of me, we see mike pompeo a john kelly, the white house chief of staff. john bolton. >> i think you can't overstate how important it was that mike pompeo is there and that he and president trump seem to be working so well as a team. >> ed: they have a rapport. >> with rex tillerson, i think it would be a very different situation, and with tillerson meeting with kim jong un, not at all sure that president trump would have trusted the situation going in. i think he really feels that pompeo has his back and when
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pompeo says it's safe to go ahead with the summit, then drum can believe it. >> ed: chris is right because this kicked into high gear when that man, mike pompeo, took that a secret mission to pyongyang over easter weekend, none of us knew about it, until later. to meet face-to-face. the doors are opening, folks. here it is. we are going to listen and so you can hear it. history before our eyes. >> president trump: so we are signing a very important document. pretty comprehensive document. and we've had a really great term together, a really great relationship. i will be giving a news conference at 2:30, which is in a little bit less than two hours, and we'll discuss this at great length. in the meantime, i believe they'll be handing it out on behalf of chairman kim and myself, and we are both very
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honored to sign the document. thank you. >> reporter: [foreign-language] >> tralato [speaking in foreign-language] >> president trump: would you like to say something to the press? >> [speaking foreign-language] >> translator: today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind and we are about to sign the historic document. >> [speaking foreign-language] >> translator: the world will
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see a major change. >> [speaking foreign-language] >> translator: i would like to think my gratitude to president trump for making this happen. thank you very much. >> president trump: okay. we are starting that process very quickly. very, very quickly. absolutely. >> reporter: [indistinct question]
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>> reporter: did you talk about otto warmbier? >> reporter: [indistinct question] >> president trump: you'll be seeing everything and just a little while, the letter that wy comprehensive, and i think both sides are going to be very impressed with the results. a lot of goodwill went into this, a lot of work, a lot of preparation. i want to thank everybody on both sides, secretary pompeo, and all of his counterparts, they were absolutely fantastic. >> translator: [speaking foreign-language]
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>> president trump: thank you very much. that's fantastic. [applause] thank you very much, everybody. we'll see you a little bit later. we are very proud of what took place today. i think our whole relationship with north korea and the korean peninsula is going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past. we both want to do something, we both are going to do something, and we have developed a very special bond. so people are going to be very impressed, people are going to be very happy, and we are going to take care of a very big and
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very dangerous problem for the world. i want to thank chairman kim. we spent a lot of time to today together, a lot of intensive time. i would actually say that it worked out for both of us far better than anybody expected. far better, i watched the various news reports, i would say far better than anybody even predicted. this is going to lead to more and more and more, and it's an honor to be with you. very great honor. thank you. thank you to all of your representatives, very much. >> translator: [speaking foreign-language]
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>> president trump: thank you very much, everybody. thank you. absolutely, i well. [applause] >> president trump: thank you. thank you, everybody. >> ed: wow. let's try to take a breath and take all of that in. the president come at the very end, i believe said that he woue kim jong un to the white house. that is one of many, many nuggets there, the president starting out by saying, you saw it with your own eyes, they were signing what he described as a very important and comprehensive document. he did not call it a deal or agreement, certainly didn't call it a treaty. is that it was better than anyone predicted, said it was very honored to sign the document and at one point claimed that he and kim jong un
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had developed a "very special bond." i want to bring back jim carafano, but i want to start with chris wallace, the anchor of "fox news sunday," you told me off camera, very exciting. >> we should also quote kim jong un who said the world will see historic change. you could get carried away, and we talked before the two men came in, about all of the cautions and how long and bumpy this process will be, but to see these two men who were act each other's throats in the world to see them on a nuclear hair trigger just four months ago, sitting side-by-side, signing a document, beginning a process, you can't help but be extraordinarily excited about it it. again, you need caution, we need to point that out. this is just the beginning of the process. but this is a big deal. and just that moment, to see the two of them they are with the u.s. and north korean flags, very dramatic, and one has to give the president high marks
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become an author this is going to mean peace, but that his policy of military threats and maximum pressure, economic sanctions, brought kim to the negotiating table. >> ed: absolutely. talk about peace. the president said he was on a mission of peace. jim carafano, you've seen this before. chris wallace covered summits going back to reagan-gorbachev, he has that perspective. from our perspective at the heritage foundation, what stood out for you? >> let's do some forensics here. very little could have gotten accomplished in the time they have these meetings. don't forget they are doing translating, so even if you are trying to do simultaneous translation, almost everything is significantly chopped down. if you've got in our meeting, you've got about 30 minutes of dialogue. so they only had a couple hours, there is no way they could put a letter together in that time. so what that suggests, i don't have a fax for this, that a lot of this was baked, that pompeo and these guys i don't, y hammered a lot, and this was
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just signing it. that is a level of sophistication and preparation, that i don't think people saw or expected from this administration, and there was way more below the iceberg. i hate to go back and harping on the critics who just jump off the cliff over everything, but the argument that we didn't have preparation, we didn't have the experts, we didn't have the time, this guy is just a yahoo, all of this suggests that that is not true. but we need to know what is in the letter. that is a big deal. >> ed: yeah, jim, the devil is in the details. chris, think back a couple weeks ago when the president wrote about tough letter to kim jong un, seems like a smart negotiating tactic in retrospect. but at the time, nancy pelosi said kim jong un is having a tickle fight in pyongyang and that he is the winner here because the summit was not going to happen. then it comes back, the president makes a comment at the white house last thursday i believe with prime minister shinzo abe of japan, people left out that he said, i believe i am well prepared, and then said, i don't need to be more prepared,
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i feel like i'm ready to go, and chuck schumer, the senate democratic leader, said this is a seat-of-the-pants diplomacy, and the president is not prepared. it seems like he came in ready. >> two points, yes, he came in ready. you know, i always thought that comment by the president was perhaps purposely mistaken when he said i don't need a lot of preparation. what he was saying is, obviously, he's lived this every day is the president of the united states, i don't need to bone up on briefing books in the last minute like i'm cramming for a final exam. i think jim is exactly right. i think this thing was baked, 24, 48 hours before these two men ever sat down, not to say that their reading wasn't important. >> ed: that does not diminish. >> not at all. yesterday, when mike pompeo, secretary of state, got up in the briefing, 5:00 local time here, and said, i'm very optimistic we will have a satisfactory solution, there is no way that a man is careful and as well-prepared as mike pompeo says that unless he is
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really confident that they have got an agreement, which i suspect is basically what they signed today. look, obviously, the president and kim came away thinking that this isn't just what their negotiators have said that they can do business, they can continue to go forward, but i agree, there was a level of preparation here that had not generally been considered particularly by the critics of this president. >> ed: are these live pictures? it looks like these are life pictures. again. yes, this is life. another handshake. let's listen in. >> reporter: will you meet again? >> president trump: we'll meet many times. thank you very much. >> ed: the president waving to the media, just shook hands,
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farewell for now at least with kim jong un. they are going to go to their respective corners, if you will. the president said, and we've got to check this, because the timing may not work out. he said he was going to have a news conference at about 2:30 a.m. eastern time. that was originally scheduled for 4:00 a.m. eastern time and when he said 2:30 a.m. eastern time or 2:30 local time here, we are 12 hours ahead in singapore, he then added something to the effect of, it will be in about two hours. obviously that would be well past 2:30 because we are now almost at 2:00 p.m. local time here, 2:00 a.m. in the east, regardless of those details, the point is, the president has a deal, we are working in the details, number one, number two, he's going to speak to the american people into the world in a short time. regardless of what time it is, to explain what is in this deal, and hopefully deface some questions, scrutiny about what lies ahead, chris wallace, because you said in the run-up to this, they are not going to be buddies, but then on the other hand, the president said, we've developed this a special
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bond. is that just in the moment here? or are these two leaders may be -- >> the answer is we don't know. again, i hearken back to reagan-gorbachev. they had their first meeting in november of 1985, and things seemed to be on a very positive track and then they went very negative. if you remember, the russians took an american journalist from "u.s. news & world report" and made him a prisoner, said he was a spy, high tensions, talk about expelling diplomats, and it was, as a result of that, that gorbachev called on president reagan and said, let's have the snap summit in rye quebec. the reason i say all of this is because, yes, there will be negotiations, and yes the experts will get together, but i don't think that you can understate the importance of the meetings that these two men are going to have come and they are going to be differences, the bureaucracies will go income of the u.s. arms control people will say, you got to do this, and the north koreans who have had decades of resistance,
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well say, absolutely not, and of this is going to move forward, it's going to be sheer force of all of these two men. it was kind of a striking, it seemed to me, and a little bit moving, to see them say goodbye after their brief summit in singapore. they are going to have to get back together to keep the momentum rolling here. >> ed: chris wallace, we appreciate you coming in. it's been a long few days for you. your insights have been invaluable. we have sebastian gorka, standing by. we'll get his feedback and just a moment. former senior advisor to the president, not fox news contributor, dying to know what he thinks about this and what the next steps are. in the meantime, while we transition, i want to go to jim carafano. talk about the kim jong un side of this. he made some bold statements, we are leaving the past behind. the world will see a major change. and yet, again, as chris has pointed out and you pointed out, this is a brutal dictator. this is a brutal dictator who has told us and the world before that he is going to change, who has told us that we've got a
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deal. his father suggested that to then-president bill clinton. can we believe him this time, jim carafano? >> this is something important about both leaders, if we could do that real quick. on kim, what is the difference between south korea gave up its nuclear program, austria they give up its nuclear program, south africa did, so did you cream, sorted libya. they have very different outcomes. the difference is not the deal that was cut. we had our part of the bargain and libya and ukraine. the problem of the countries is, they didn't know what to do with the opportunity that they had. if north korea is truly going to do nuclearize, and use that as an opportunity to help their country, kim has got to deal with that problem, and we can't solve that problem for him. we can't write into the treaty, you will successfully bring our country into the 20th century,
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not even the 21st century. that is his challenge. and began to solve it for him. he had to do that. on the other side, this is chapter two. i think this is really importan important. we have a new national security team with pompeo and bolton, and there are three big markers here. the first, the iran deal. strong, decisive, clear, they marched out. second, they were strong, decisive, clear, they marched out. the third one we are looking for is what happens at the nato summit. the g7 is just a gabfest, ignore it for the nato summit is a big deal. if he can go into the nato summit, and be decisive, clear, strong, then we have a clear sign that this team is rock-solid. >> ed: all right, jim carafano, we appreciate your insights. it's almost 2:00 a.m. eastern time. we hope you get some sleep. we are sticking around, we will be awake through the night. we are just getting started, folks. we have a big restart of the top of the hour. promise that we have sebastian gorka, who will be coming by, he
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is a former senior advisor to the president, former top aide at the white house, now a fox news contributor. we got a lot more guests, a lot more reporters sorting out the details. we understand the president's news conference, as we suspected, is not at 2:30 a.m. eastern time, instead, it's probably going to be closer to the 4:00 a.m. eastern time that we first heard. as i said come at the top of the hour, we will have a whole bunch of new guests. for now, we have sebastian gorka here joining me in singapore. sir, i can't wait to get your initial thoughts of what you just saw. >> i think it's difficult, ed, to truly allow the salt to sink in, because you can only understand the significance -- how many things that we seem like this? bilateral meetings, flag in the background, the handshake, we have seen this hundreds of times. but this one is different. this is the first time ever that an american president has sat down with the primary of north korea, -- >> ed: flood alone sign an
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agreement any kind. >> we have to remember what north korea is. really, and legal terms, it is a belligerent state, because thern 1953, there was a cessation of hostilities, which means, you are really still at war but you are taking a break. we've taken a break from the korean war for 65 years. now we are sitting down and by the end of this press conference or this little photo opportunity, it's clear we've made headway. we need to see the text of the document, but it's clear that some kind of principles are being signed on to by both sides. that's history in the making, ed. >> ed: i'm going to give you a lot of time to lay out why you think this is a spectacular, and why this is a wonderful step forward. but before i do that, i want to play devil's advocate because i have been hearing from democrat the last couple of hours, saying, let me see. if these two facts happen and barack obama had gone to a g7 summit and gotten into a big
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fat with our european allies, ad then sat down and had lunch and short ribs and vanilla ice cream and all of that with a brutal dictator, i suspect dr. sebastian gorka would be saying, what in the world is barack obama doing. >> i don't care who the president is. if a nation such as canada has imposed a 270% tariff on our milk product, i'm sure, the talking heads at cnn couldn't care less. you know what? the american farmers care. the fact that we only put a 2.5% tariff on european automobiles coming into america, but what do they put on our product? 10%. that is five fold tariff in our products, you don't do that to friends. i don't care whether you are republican or democrat. that is wrong. if you are an ally, if you call yourself a friend, what is your excuse for that kind of behavior? for me, it was a storm in a teacup, it wasn't a big issue,
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what happened today was absolutely historic. and i think both of these things together, the g7 and today's event have to be understood in the broader context. donald trump wasn't a politician when he was elected. he is still not a politician. he is thrown old road blocks out the window. think about what occurred today in singapore and another administration, could have been george bush, could have been clinton, how long would it have taken in the past, ed, for this, of summer two be set up? >> ed: months, maybe years. on that point, dr. gorka, i want to reset, we are coming up to the top of the hour, standby, we will hear a lot more from him. daniel hoffman, one of our outstanding fox news contributors, a veteran of the cia, a standing mere feet for me as well. we are going to get his insight, his analysis. we have the best correspondents in the business standing by here in singapore, ready -- they are pouring through the details of this deal.
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it was just signed by the president of the united states, and what a moment it was. i want to reset here at the top of the hour. you are just joining us. we fed live coverage and we are going to continue this throughout the evening, into the early morning hours back home in the united states. the fact that all of this is playing out. stick with us, you'll see us right after the break. ♪ this to nuclear arms coming tog, and eat you can see out there, this is what emerged. donald trump signing a deal with kim jong un.
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the president did not call it a deal, he called it a document. is that it was a very important and comprehensive document, better, he said, than anyone predicted. >> president trump: we are signing a very important document, a pretty comprehensive document. we had a great term together, a great relationship. i will be giving a news conference at 2:30 a.m. which is in a little bit less then two hours. we are both very honored to sign the document. thank you. >> that was president of the united states just a short time ago, and h will be addressing the american people, and the world. don't go anywhere, fox news is not going anywhere.
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we will be launched on like live on and on and on going through these fast moving to elements. i am ed henry reporting live from singapore. our minute-by-minute live coverage of this extraordinary event continuous. unthinkable, just last year, maybe two weeks ago, the president wrote that strong letter to kim jong un suggesting that summit would not even happen. there was a volley of personal insults. leader in north korea calling the president of the united states dotard, and the president calling kim jong un little rocket man. this afternoon their talks have gone well. they wrapped it up and signed that document. as i mentioned, we have dr. sebastian gorka here live in singapore. he was of course a former top
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house aide and now, and fox news contributor. a moment ago, he basically said that the president, between the summit and what we've seen here in singapore is sort of ripping up the rulebook. are you saying basically there is a new world order? >> careful, the tinfoil hat brigade will come out. there is a new way of doing business. we thrown out the diplomatic rulebook and the protocols. let me give you an example to illustrate what i call the speed of trump effect. mike pompeo became secretary of state six weeks ago. six weeks ago, ed. the day he was confirmed by senate, i was guest hosting a radio show, and i couldn't keep up with mike pompeo because the producer sent me, he's been confirmed by the senate. the next break i had to say, he's been sworn in. the next break, i had just announced he was sworn in and i had to tell the listeners that
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he was on his way to introduce air force base to fly to belgium and then to the middle east. i don't care who the president would have been in the past, republican or democrat. the new secretary of state would have been approved, there would have been a cocktail party in georgetown with somebody marries. the next week there would be a celebration of soggy bottom and a month later he would go on his first tour. that's not the trump way. it's about getting stuff done. six weeks ago he became secretary. we made the comment, it wasn't signed today, it wasn't signed today, wasn't written this morning. it wasn't the meetings of the chairman of the president had, i was prepped away before hand, it was prepped and just a few weeks before we came back down. >> ed: shortly after that trip to belgium, mike pompeo took a secret trip to trip to pyongyang. we didn't know about it, over easter weekend we learned about
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it later. i got this thing into a promotion. >> i'm glad you mention that because that secret mission, that is not the kind of thing -- that's the kind of thing we remember reading about during wartime. everything has a sense of her and just see. having worked for the president as a strategist in the white house, that sense of urgency was from january 20th at 12:00, when he was sworn in. he was always that kind of sense of mission, whether it's the economy, tariffs, opioids, or potentially bringing peace to the korean peninsula. it's a different way of doing business and, i think the american people like it. >> ed: dr. gorka, last question. democrats have been suggesting they don't want this to succeed. nancy pelosi, when the letter was written by the president, to say that may be the summit off.
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nancy pelosi said that kim jong un is having a tickle fit. >> the president said, i don't think i need to prepare anymore, i'm ready to go. the reaction from chuck schumer said it, this is seat-of-the-pants diplomacy, he's not ready. >> there are far too many people in the swamp. in some of them are republican but most democrats still quite largely can't get over the fact that on the day of the election, the girls said what about hillary pleaded >> huffpost saw that bullet. >> whenever i feel down, i watch that footage of ben roves. they are in a psychological miasma where they can't cope with their world being turned upside down, and therefore they are routine.
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when bill morris said it, paying less taxes? how does that effect me. now the welder of four, so there is a disconnect between that and the original. we have some breaking news, kim jong un has now left center island. we are told that he would be had a gift back in the afternoon, and here we are apt to p.m. local time. last question. i asked you a a few moments ago, if barack obama when he went to that baseball game and a blocked hands with raul castro, you and others had a field day. the president is now sitting down for short ribs and vanilla ice cream and his stomach the dictator is starting his own people. >> can i contrast the two?
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in one case, you have the president who is going to the present complication nation of cuba, watching the baseball game sitting next to the dictator, doing the way of. that's when you legitimize the dictatorship. in contrast today, where there is a very stiff protocol event. i watched they were playing cricket down here yesterday. why are they here? to stop nuclear war. why that's a big difference. very big difference between that and saying, i'm here to try to prevent nuclear war. i think the comparison just doesn't sit. >> ed: you've heard the perspective from the trump camp. dr. sebastian gorka came here with our own sean hannity, and has been on this program. you will be hearing his analysis tomorrow night.
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sean hannity was all over this. by the way, my colleague sean hannity interviewing the president of the united states in the next couple of hours and you will see that interview in its entirety at 9:00 p.m. tonight. dr. gorka, we appreciate you joining us. our colleague rich stetson has been on this story even before we got here. from your perspective, when i see among the comments that kim jong un made, as interpreters says, he told president trump at one point, people are not going to believe this. they are going to think it's a science fiction movie. >> they are, and his point is because nothing like this has happened before. the sitting president of the united states and the leader of north korea. behind the scenes there has been groundwork completed going back months, even. a diplomatic channel between the
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united states and north korea, that north koreans diplomatic nation. a lot of that had to do with autumn warm beer who essentially died and then was returned. this has been a lead up and the conversations are not on the way through. the secretary of state, before he was secretary of state, a secret easter meeting and north korea and a subsequent one after becoming secretary of state. the result of this is a document that we will be getting a look at that shortly. the president will be asked questions that i oppose conference here in singapore, and we can try to figure out what that means. the result that the president says, the process of denuclearization will begin very shortly. there are lots of questions and room for interpretation. what will the united states give
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in return? what kind of assurances to kim jong un in his nation security and regime security of the united states willing to give? is there a timetable involved? that is key as well. as north korea agreed to certain specific steps on a timetable? because you really can't underscore how much and it's a secretive mountainous country. the u.s. is not sure how much nuclear material that has. there are some estimates that suggest range but we are still not certain that north korea will have hand that informatio. what has come out of this are essentially what they've been saying the last couple weeks going into it. they wanted out of this. a good conversation with kim jong un and they want that to continue. the president said that he would certainly invite chairman kim to
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the white house to come to washington. it was a heck of a trip for the chairman to come to singapore. that's the latest difference that we've had since becoming the leader of that country. so that is a breakthrough in itself. that's the continuation of the conversation. as you walked out, chairman kim put his hand on the president's back and they talk, to the double doors. >> ed: very good. i understand it you will be highlighting his work. it's just beginning, he's about to hit the road again, isn't he? >> he is. he's going to seoul, south korea, and then he will go to beijing. what the substance of that document that they have signed, the south koreans and chinese have been involved in this. it's a regional power play for both and china would love to see the united states, reduce its
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military, a presence in the region and south korea and japan are very concerned about the united states producing that level as the u.s. has protected those two countries essentially since after the second world war. >> ed: we appreciate all your fine reporting. let's bring in some of our analysts. we have among others john park, an adjunct lecturer at the harvard kennedy school, as well as full of young hold of you most. >> i think as we peering there have been a lot of behind the scenes preparation. in many respects, the idea that you only bring senior-level delegations on both sides, president trump and chairman kim representing their respective countries and bringing those high-level delegations over a period in terms of the details,
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that opens up the door in terms of other linkedin mechanism. related to that the inter-korean development project as well. >> so the key part was getting the movement officially with the opening of the movement. >> we will have a news conference and fox news will of course be covering it live, 4:00 a.m. eastern time. >> i think we are potentially in uncharted territory. i think we are looking at potential for duke denucleariz. june 12th is just the beginning of a broader process. but i'm hoping as secretary pompeo yesterday that you can
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verify and complete verifiable dismantlement of north korea's nuclear programs. but my hope is that since we haven't read the bill yet, there was talk about changes in the human rights area as well so maybe we can make forward movement in a conference of way to really bring north korea into the 21st century. >> ed: that's a tall order given kim jong un's human rights record. john, what do you say to that? >> the human rights aspect, the idea of it is as long as it moves forward and create some political space to tackle some of these other ideas as well. so this idea to be and essentially see if they are viable partners going forward. that's the key development whin my car. framing that and that creates this opportunity to narrow these differences.
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that's the important prioritization i think that we just saw. >> olivia what, he says he developed a close bond with the north korean dictator. and this is a president who against all odds, they were saying a year ago fire and fury will backfire, you are bringing us to the brink of nuclear war. we have had a much different result. >> . not only killed his brother, but he imprisoned 120,000 individuals. hopefully the president had a frank conversation with kim jong un about those human rights abuses and said we can help move the needle on these issues.
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if the president and kim jong un too and in fact have good report, that's just the beginning of the process and we can continue to move going forward. >> ed: thank you for coming in tonight. in the afternoon in singapore, the middle of the night back home and we are just getting started here at fox. the president and north korean leader champ kim jong un working to try to end of the standoff on the korean peninsula. will a lasting peace result from the singapore summit? a former station chief puts
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>> ed: the white house has said that only total and verifiable denuclearization of north korea is acceptable if there is to be real peace with pyongyang. but kim jong un has a real history of testing the entire world, his whole family does. so they trust the promises he made today? joining us now, anthony roche zero. he's a senior fellow.
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we are glad to have you. it's difficult to keep up with these fast-moving departments and understanding exactly what is in this deal and what is not in this deal. and we want toring some skepticism that we are a long way from an actual peace deal, aren't we? >> that's right. a lot of people want to focus on the objects of course. and the north koreans want us to focus on objects. we need to be focused on his substance. as kim jong un made a strategic decision to denuclearize? that's the only question that matters here. hopefully it will not be as lengthy as prior processes. if we haven't, it should be back
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to these sanctions and be ready when kim is ready to denuclearize. >> ed: so what is a normal timetable? at this point he has no intention of walking away. and what should we be looking for when we get the details of this news conference at 4:00 a.m. eastern time from the president? what should we be looking for to determine whether or not the president can back up to talk with. >> i was athe six party talks in 20051 20051 signed signed at statement with other parties. when they committed to remove its main nuclear weapons and nuclear programs. the things that broke those stocks down with the
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verification. north korea was not willing to provide a complete declaration of its entire nuclear weapons and nuclear program, 30, 60, 90 days and it north korea provides a declaration. the u.s. gives something on that side. if they provide the full extent of their nuclear program, they say okay, this is new, this is different, i think we can work with this. that's really what i'm working for, something tangible that we can evaluate. >> anthony come up to your point, the secretary of state mike pompeo just a few hours here i go in singapore instead we are not pulling back, until we actually see that denuclearization is a reality. number two, the secretary of state said it, we have more
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sanctions. we may pile on more sanctions if he is not serious. and you backed that up? >> the trump administration deserves a lot of credit. they put on more sanctions in north korea that in 15 months of administration than in eight years of the obama administration. but it's not about the numbers, they also went after nonnorth koreans facilitating and there was a lot more that we could be doing on sanctions. the issue here is, we try to break down that maximum pressure wall against north korea. the question here is, is the administration doing things outside of the public eye so they can maintain maximum pressure. you can go after your vessels, go after chinese banks, there are a lot of ideas there.
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>> it's important to get into those gritty details but lots of widen the lens. the political agenda, back home of the united states, but also on the international stage has critic after critic saying, it will never get a deal like this done. a month ago, he probably would've been left off the stage but here he is, on the brink of the deal. what say you about the fact that the president every step of the way has been mocked and derided, and yet seems to have brought this process a heck of a lot further along than any democratic or republican president before? >> that's right. this issue unfortunately has been a bipartisan failure. this is not about politics. when it comes to the president, a month ago he got out of the iran nuclear deal and everyone
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predicted. they would choose iran over the united states, then guess what happened? these companies are choosing the united states. and some of these other things that the president is accused of doing quickly or differently. but bottom line, that depends on whether they go after china where they are using their military and the other way. it certainly brought north korea he table. e estion is, as it produced a substantive agreement? >> absolutely, a victory no doubt. that depends on whether or not the details will last and whether or not this going to be a deal that is actually verifiable. big questions ahead, but anthony
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is walking us through all that. that's very important after the hours and minutes after the agreement was struck. we appreciate your time. president trump and kim jong un are spending some time together. >> they are very worthy, a very smart negotiator and we had a terrific day and learned about each other and our countries
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>> ed: as we await more details about what has come from the summit between president trump and north korean dictator kim jong un, the two
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holding a private meeting with their interpreters, before working lunch with their staff. about an hour ago the two signed a document that was described as historic and comprehensive, although they didn't quite say what's in it. the president will be having a news conference at 4:00 a.m. eastern time where they hope to get more details, we will be pressing for them, and asking questions there. fox news will cover it live as we get ready for fox and friends first as well. i don't miss the fact that our own sean hannity after the president's news conference will be getting the very first interview with the president of the united states after all this happened. benjamin hall is live now with what we have just seen play out. at least of elements have been fast-moving here in singapore, what do we know at this hour? >> what a remarkable day, for those of us that have been watching for the last two years, referring to the reclusive
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dictator. there is president trump and kim jong un clearly had a report about we don't know until we know what documents they signed. we expect to learn that at about 4:00 p.m. local, which is 4:00 a.m. eastern. until then we only have the images to go on. this was diplomacy in trump's way, as promised. he looked kim jong un in the eye and sized him up. he always said if he was serious about denuclearization, president trump would give him a chance. he also promised to say he would walk away if they didn't find a deal that worked. there were hands on the shoulders and smiles, generally a good report. >> president trump: we are going to have a great discussio discussion, and, the we will ha
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terrific relationship no doubt. >> kim jong un was testing hydrogen bombs, ballistic missiles capable of hitting the continental u.s. president trump would send a carrier strike groups to the korean peninsula and he would call an all-out strike on the country. but this was back and forth, on and off. it did follow a number of things, and after those meetings, in which kim apparently indicated he was willing to go ahead with denuclearization and the summit was agreed upon. also, this is in thanks part two president moon of north korea. this is the first ever meeting between the city u.s. president and the north korean
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leader. it started with 101, 25-30 minutes just along with his translators. it's typical of a meeting this caliber and this level but this falls a day of lower-level bilateral meetings between the two countries, which said that good progress had been made and perhaps that is why we reached it today. you have to say this all in all was personality driven. it was the two leaders together. let's not also forget there have been some successes so far. the release of three prisoners. also the removal if you call the success of three generals were close to kim jong un and his nuclear program. that also seemed to sign he was willing to move away from the program. there was also the temporary tester -- that was genuine or not.
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the u.s. got hit through tough talking, and of course, those economic sanctions. the threat of war, and president trump said those sanctions will not be released until there is significant movement on the nuclear issue. that is complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. so we don't know what was in that document that they signed yet. we hope to find out. i president trump was saying there have to be more and more from the signing and it was very comprehensive. when asked if denuclearization would start soon, he said yes, very soon. he also said the world would see a major change and then kim jong un expresses gratitude to president trump. it all seemed very friendly, have a listen. >> president trump: he has a worthy negotiator. very worthy, very smart
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negotiator. we had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other and about our countries. >> there are number of issues that we have not discussed or made it all to china and russia. but we will wait until 4:00 to find out what was in the signing of that document, what was contained within it, and we are expecting that will be given out to the press. so we are waiting anxiously. back to you, ada. >> ed: really appreciate your reporting. the president pulling off a major victory, holding the first ever meeting between u.s. and north korea, raising hopes to end of that gauge of hostility and possibly heading off a nuclear showdown. but will a lasting deal come out of this historic summit? joining me now is daniel hoffman, a former cia agent chief and now a fox news contributor. you have been deep in the
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intelligence world, and i want to get in on the other side of the break. we will go deep into the intelligence and what we know and don't know. before the break, i will get big picture from you for what we make and what we have seen happen. >> we had some incredibly valuable face-to-face meetings. we seen some report that was developed between the two and viewers probably saw president trump showing kim jong un his vehicle that he came over to the summit to meet kim jong un. that was a good, there is fascination around the world. >> absolutely. and i think that was good for the two of them to engage a little bit off line outside of these nuclear discussions. so that was a good thing and we saw some of the report that secretary pompeo it developed during in pyongyang. that carried over and i would say it is a precursor to anything, but he we are going to
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do. >> that will carry over and we will carry over as well. daniel hoffman with his analysis right after the break. steel reinforcement makes pegasus superstrong. to prove it, we had pegasus support a car. sets up in seconds and folds flat for easy storage. strong. versatile. portable. a workspace anyplace. the worx pegasus.
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we should point out that when asked whether kim jong un had agreed to denuclearize, the president responded quote we are starting that process, meaning denuclearization, very quickly. so the president will have a news conference. stick with fox news, the top of 4:00 a.m. eastern time to get in a little bit dever. in the meantime we have the great pleasure and honor of having dana hoffman here. but i'm also fascinated by, you know better than i from the intelligence world to come up we have had a very little good intelligence about the kingdom in north korea. now you've had to face-to-face meetings between mike pompeo and kim jong un, and now a series of face-to-face meetings and a working lunch between the president of the united states and kim jong un. what do you think you are learning? >> if you want to know how some of the leaders of those
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countries felt, read their tweets, read their newspapers, it's all out in the open. kim jong un the company's ruling the most isolated country on the planet and it puts a premium on our guidance, to see how he views these leadership meetings. that will be important for us going forward tactically. the real question that is out there for us, is whether kim jong un is really interested in cashing in his nuclear weapons and icbm capability for food, and energy, as well as integration into the regional and world economy. >> how important is it as he seeks to cash in nuclear warheads for economic assistance? mike pompeo told reporters here today, we are not taking the boot off. until there is a real denuclearization, those u.s. sanctions are in place. >> that was our mistake with iran. we definitely had our boots on
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their throats. we told them we made a mistake by prematurely lifting our boots off of the throat. we could have gotten a better deal arguably with iran. before these negotiations began, kim jong un knew what he was getting into. that we were going to hold him accountable for real negotiations and we were not going to reduce the maximum economic pressure until we see denuclearization. >> we have a president who said, i want to take action in syria and did it, has done it twice. now he's backing kim jong un into a corner between the sanctions and the tough talk that a lot of people dismissed a year ago. they said this little rocket man business would blow up in our face. but they were wrong. >> my reading of it is that kim jong un accepted our president statements at face
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value. i'm sure he asked secretary pompeo, tell me about how the north korean leadership, kim jong un in particular is reacting to my statements, and it does he really believe what i'm saying about fire and fury? my guess is that kim jong un data. we saw that when the president retracted the agreement to make this meeting, and kim jong un came back with consolatory. >> there's nothing bellicose about that, they blinked. maybe kim jong un was selling his own and tell guys that he's doing a great job of assessing the options. >> we will have details about this document. the president is going to be speaking about this historic summit, 4:00 a.m. eastern. when we come back, we will have a lot more details and talking about that coming up.
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>> ed: this is a fox news alert, this is in singapore. we have breaking details about this document that was signed by
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president trump and kim jong un. the document now spells out that he commits to quote complete denuclearization of the peninsula. president trump, the document says, committed to providing security guarantee as to the dprk and chairman kim jong un reconfirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. so you will have critics coming out saying this is not such a big deal, but hang on a second. when you look at the nitty-gritty detail, it certainly sounds like you are moving towards do nuclear radiation. retired marine, gunnery sergeant and senior fellow with the london center for policy research, good to see you, jessie. what's your immediate reaction to the events, we finally have our hands on it. it certainly seems like we are
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moving towards denuclearization. >> this is mind-blowing, the hair on my arms raised when the producer told me what the outcome of was this document. we are all thrilled. it's a very positive step in the right direction. we've all been skeptical, we don't know if it's been a hat trick. we even all expected that possibly president trump with its step away. i think every person out there had to gasp and say, oh, my god. because we have waited over 70 years for this. >> ed: i want to read some of the other details. the united states and dprk will join the lasting and disabled peace regime on the korean peninsula. obviously a long way depending on how you define peace and how
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you get there but president said before the summit, i am on a mission of peace. his critics laughed and said this may never get off the ground, but here it is in is in black-and-white. speak out the problems that we do have is that the kim family has never been on a mission of peace. their whole goal and objective has been to reunify with the peninsula, south korea. if you now remove your capability to attack or assault or take over south korea, my biggest fear now is that kim will be suddenly disarmed and aware that he is really vulnerable. when he is a vulnerable man, you get very nervous reactions from any dictator who has disarmed. so this is where we have a big risk. what is the big step to protect him? that's my first question, but if he cannot protect himself than we can see this moving forward. and that has been his life
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insurance policy. i want to get your reaction as a military veteran. it's at the united states and dprk have committed to recovering p.o.w. m.i.a. remains including the repatriation of those already identified. there are a lot of people in the united states still waiting for answers about the remains of their loved ones for from the korean war. this is an important development as well. >> this touches my heart, i'm overwhelmed to hear this. the fact of the matter, all across the nation, p.o.w. m.i.a. flags across the nation. there are many that have served that never saw my loved ones or fill-in family members and we don't know where they remain. this is an extraordinary moved to move to the our country and gratitude. >> ed: a remarkable evening
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into the early morning in the eastern time zone of the united states. we appreciate you being with us. we want to thank everyone at home for live coverage. we are not going anywhere. my colleagues in new york are picking up the live coverage of the top of the hour. going straight to more coverage. ..
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