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north korea. heather: single sitdown with worldwide consequences. what happens next? live in singapore, "fox and friends first" continues right now. rob: what an evening it has been. you are watching "fox and friends first" on tuesday morning. shannon: thanks for starting the day with us. donald trump will speak at any moment from singapore after his historic face-to-face with kim jong un. we will bring that to you as soon as it begins. first let's get to this time fox news alert, north korea agreeing to complete denuclearization as donald trump and kim jong un sign a historic agreement just hours after their first face-to-face. rob: richardson live in singapore, donald trump has more on this historic sit down and the comprehensive document
signed overnight. >> reporter: a historic day in singapore d it continues. the president of the united states has sat down and met with the leader of north korea, the video you are going to see from today and decades into the future, the result of a 40 minute private meeting with translators, hours more with senior staff and months of diplomacy, a document the two just signed but we know of that document that it calls for donald trump to commit to provide security guarantees to north korea and in return chairman kim jong un reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. many contentious details not mentioned like timelines for dismantling the nuclear arsenal and what the united states will
provide in return and when it will provide it. mike pompeo will continue the diplomacy, conversations with the north korean government, the pres. says he accomplished something else, establishing a good relationship with kim jong un. >> we have developed a very special bond. people are going to be very impressed, very happy and we are going to take care of a big and dangerous problem for the world, worked out for both of us far better than anybody could have expected. far better than anybody predicted. this is going to lead to more and more and more. >> reporter: donald trump says he will absolutely invite kim jong un to the white house. back to you. >> an interesting part of that conversation, we appreciate it. >> we expect the president to speak live from singapore any minute now with a big update, we are going to chat for just a second and pause to let our
local fox stations. >> this is breaking news coverage on the historic singapore sitdown live on the fox news channel and local fox stations across the country, donald trump about to speak at any moment after his historic face-to-face with kim jong un. >> the secretary of state pompeo has just walked in the room in singapore as has john bolton, national security adviser and we are awaiting the pres. to give us an update on a huge meeting that happens overnight, a crazy thing to see the leaders come together and sit down and shake hands. and seem so friendly together.
>> we saw kim jong un smiling a lot of these photos. let's rewind and backtrack and let you know what led to this point. at 9:00 pm last night, 9 am local time in singapore, at 1:3:09 pm local time on the east coast in the united states that is when you saw donald trump and kim jong un walk out together and sit down at a table and sign this comprehensive document. >> the four part of that, new united states north korean relations and looking for peace in that, peace on the korean peninsula, denuclearize in the peninsula and repatriating prisoners of war and mia prisoner remains back to the united states from the korean war. >> what was interesting, what happened a few hours ago, we actually heard through a translator kim jong un say this with a historic meeting, he said it is now time to leave the past
behind, the world will see a major change, still to be determined what the change is but when you hear those words out of his own mouth it makes you wonder is this for real this time? >> there is video of the pres. and kim jong un meeting, the beast carried the president arouhen he drives, kim jong un got a tour that and the president in this document giving security guarantees to the north korean leader saying if you are willing to give up your nuclear weapons, lose your weapons, it does not mean you will lose your country as we just saw in libya that we know the north korean dictator is concerned about, you losing his leverage over the country and losing his power. >> as part of the joint statement i'm reading here, the united states and the prk commit to follow-on negotiatis led by the secretary of state and that is a driving factor, kim jong un
has been a big part of this from the beginning. rob: there has been a lot of speculation about that, whetr this would happen with rex to elizabeth sun at the helm of the state department. a lot of people think pompeo was thrown into the middle of this right from when he was confirmed by the senate and often north korea so soon after that and making things happen. they like to move quickly and get things done and what an evening it was to see these two just walking around together almost like visiting another world when you see these leaders, thoughts of visiting north korea, a place most people in this country have never seen it don't have any pictures of. >> the fact it is almost out of this world, the fact that no sitting president has ever met
or spoken on the phone with a north korean leader, this in itself is a huge deal and not to mention singapore marks the farthest kim jong un has traveled sinceaking power. that is assigned he wanted to get someing done. >> nikki haley getting a lot of credit at the united nations for helping implement sanctions th may brought kim jong un to the bargaining table. sanctions coming mostly from china which does 90% of the trade north korea has between them and when china comes down on the north koreans it is certainly felt and a lot of thinking is the country is out of money and hoping to see a new future and something different than the way they have had to live in the past 50 or 60 years which has been under a cloud of anger from the rest of the world and isolated and on their own. perhaps they see a new way forward. >> if you're just joining us at 4:07 on the east coast taking a live look at singapore, we are waiting for donald trump to
offer remarks at any minute now. we were told it would be around 4:00 so that is what we are waiting for at this time. so many questions. we have a lot of answers at this point but a lot more questions than answers, look at the fact the united states will provide security guarantees, what type of security guarantees we still don't know. and also in our coverage overnight chris wallace said something i found interesting, that this is an important meeting that the meeting its real legacy is what happens at the end and that still we don't know. rob: we don't know where this goes are here and it will take a long time to figure out whether this was a fruitful meeting and whether it is just on paper or whether or not these parties live up to both sides of this agreement as we wait for the president here. what a couple days it has been in singapore, kim jong un is already leaving singapore, heading out at 4:00 in the afternoon which is the time it is right now and the president
believe shortly after that and pompeo will go north into asia to meet with our counterparts, japan, south korea, possibly china to update them on what han singapore as they had a backseat in this thing, deal, japan and south korea leaders wanted to be part of and were nervous about what kind of deal could be struck because it could mean the united states pools 20 to 30,000 troops of the korean peninsula. >> you see that video on your screen right now, donald trump saying speaking optimistically, speaking positively about this, we're taking a dangerous problem let's recap the points in this joint statement, the united states and the prk committing to establish new usd prk relations in accordance with the desires of the people for peace and prosperity and that is what we heard kim jong un say in his press conference, this is a mission of peace. that is one of the first points, the second is the united states
and the prk will build a regime, and commit to work toward complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula and as we mentioned the united states and the d prk commit to recovering pow mia remains. those are multiple points we are getting information from. rob: on paper sounds like a good deal. let's listen to the pres. a couple hours ago right after the meeting took place. kim jong un 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 dangerous problem for rld. >> i would like to express my gratitude to donald trump to make this meeting happen, thank you. >> listening to them talk and seeing them speak you see a 34-year-old leader in kim jong un and how little experience he has on the world stage, he seemed nervous.
he hasn't experienced much of this, a hermit kingdom, isolated, doesn't have to deal with us to see that media, this was a huge moment. >> he seemed nervous but seemed happy. you saw his smile and look at his mannerism, look at kim jong un's expression in the videos, shaking hands with donald trump, having conversations with donald trump, fascinating to see. and at the start of the hour, he said donald trump did say he would welcome kim jong un to the white house. >> this is the furthest kim jong un has ever traveled. you start to see what it is like to seek to be the leader of a nation and what you saw him taking a tour of singapore last
night wandering the city and seeing potential of a country like his if he would open up to threaten the world and start playing by gnternational rules ontreat people and treat your citizens maybe he is seeing there's this whole other world his father and grandfather had wrong this whole time. and we can open this up and maybe pyongyang could look like singapore, and a nice life. jillian: there are many questions surrounding the summit and one of the big ones is do we go forward with cautious mism still? that is the case. and ed henry spearheading from singapore a lot of is going down and majority of the people he was interviewing said we still have to be cautiously optimistic. we wait and see how this plays out.
rob: he got to verify, can't just blindly trust anything will happen. things are moving the right way and get this done and we going to bring in one of our favorite experts, gordon chang helped us understand the hermit kingdom so much, thanks for coming in early this morning. i'm sure you have been up all night. what a spectacle, what do you make of it? >> this is progress, certainly much more progress than anyone thought a couple days ago. and would be something more specific after a meeting between trump and kim. and because of the pressure we will put on north korea we will be where we need to be in a
month or two. jillian: we will have to cut this short if we see donald trump walked to the podium because we are waiting for him to speak. we will keep you updated on that but in the meantime you heae a second ago saying all the people agree athis point you still have to go forward you feel?y optimistic, how do >> we need to be optimistic. to where we are right now, much better than anyone ever thought it would be and that is important. the united states has a lot of leverage to apply to north korea and made responses, russia and china. it has not been an issue for the united states. and expeditiously, getting kim to connect to this it is important for us to do. it creates the momentum to lead
to a good agreement. >> ping-pong in nuclear threats, and people were prepared for a reasonable chance of conflict with north korea. >> the pres. is walking up, we apologize, listen into the president of the united states. >> getting ready to go back, tremendous 24 hours, this has been going on for quite a while. what we gave to chairman kim and his people come his representatives and captures a lot. a great place has the potential to be incredible place between south korea, if you think about it, and china and tremendous
potential. it is my honor to address the people of the world following this historic summit, with chairman kim of north korea. spent a very intensive hours together and most of you have signed documents very shortly. very comprehensively and as an emissary of the american people to bring a message of hope and vision. let me begin by thanking our incred in singapore especially prime minister lee, a friend of mine. this is a country of profound grace and we send our wishes to every citizen of singapore.
to really rate this, and all of the long hours. one thing, pres. moon of south korea, working hard, speaking to him after we are finished. prime minister a of japan just left our country. a good man and a very special person, pres. xi jinping of china who has closed up the border, maybe a little less over the last couple months but that is okay. but he really has and is a terrific person and a friend of mine and a great leader of his people. i thank them for their efforts to help get to this very historic day. most importantly i want to thank chairman kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright
new future for his people, unprecedented meeting between an american president and a leader of north korea. proves that real change is indeed possible. my meeting with chairman kim, direct and productive. a really confined. go of time after very strong strong circumstance. we are prepared to start a new history, between our two nations. nearly 70 years ago, think of that, 70 years ago, and extremely bloodied conflict ravaged the korean peninsula, countless people died in the conflict including tens of thousands of brave americans. the armistice was agreed to, the war never ended to this day, we can all have hope that it will
soon end and it will. the past does not have to define the future. conflict does not have to be tomorrow's war and as history has proven over and over again, adversaries can indeed become friends. and the horrors of battle with the blessings of peace and that is what we are doing and what we have done. no limits what north korea can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce and engagement with the rest of the world, really once to engage. chairman kim is before him an opportunity like no weather. to be remembered as the leader who assured in a glorious new era of security and prosperity
for his people. chairman kim and i just signed a joint statement in which he reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. we also agreed to vigorous negotiations to implement the agreement as soon as possible and he wants to do that. this is the past, this isn't another administration the democrats started and therefore never get it done. chairman kim has told me north korea has already destroyed a major missile engine testing site, that is not in your signed document, we agree to that after the agreement was signed. and the site is going to be destroyed very soon, and arduous
process right open. piece is always worth the effort especially in this case. they should have been done years ago. should have been resolved a long time ago. they areesolving it now. chairman kim has a chance to seize an incredible future, anyone can make war, only the most courageous can make peace. the current state of affairs cannot indoor, people north and south are profoundly talented, industrious and gifted, these are truly gifted people, they share the same customs, culture and destiny. to realize, to reunite their national family, the menace of nuclea weapons will now be remove in the meantime the sanctions will remain in effect. we dream of a future where all
koreans to live together in harmony, families are reunited and hopes are reborn and the light of peace chases away the darkness of war. this bright future, this is what is happening, it is right there, it is within our reach. it is going to be there, it is going to happen. people thought this could never take place. it is now taking place. it is a very great day, a very great moment in the history of the world and chairman kim is on his way back to north korea and i know for a fact as soon as he arrives he's going to start a process that will make a lot of people very happy and very safe so it is an honor to be with everybody today, the media, a big gather of media i will say, makes me feel very uncomfortable. but it is what it is, people
understand that this is something important to all of us including yourselves and your family so thank you very much for being here. we will take some questions. a lot of questions. nbc. >> two questions. the menu kim jong un, as you know start hin people, is responsible for the death -- why are you so comfortable calling him very talented? >> he is very talented. anyone who takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it ah, i don't say was nice, i don't say anytut it. very few people at that age can take one out of 10,000 probably.
auto -- otto warmbier is very special person, without him this uld not have happened. something happened from that day. it was a brutal. including, north korea. i think auto is someone who did not die in vain. and he did not die in vain. he had a lot to do with that today. thank you very much. >> the second question is on security assurances you talked about in your statement. and did that include reducing military capabilities. >> we are not reducing anything, i have to be honest at some point. i used to say this during my campaign. i want to get our soldiers out and bring them back home.
and that is not part of the equation right now. we will be stopping the wargames, until we see future negotiation not going the way it should. it is very provocative. go ahead. i thought you were john roberts. >> the joint statement, does not talk about irreversible. is that a concession. >> if you look at it.
it is gone in a week. and establishment of the relations. we talk about guarantees and unwavering commitment, to the complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula. >> to verify with the united states. that very process -- >> if we do, it will be verified. it will be verified. and develop a certain trust, and secretary pompeo is doing the
fantastic job. and this is complete denuclearization. it will be verified. >> or international? >> combinations of both. we talked about it. be nice, be respectful. >> what did kim jong un say to you to give you the confidence that for once in the history of north korea they are not cheating the system and gaming the world and gaming the people, to make sure they are giving up their nuclear arsenal. >> very fair question. he mentioned they proceeded down the path in the past and ultimately nothing got done. they took millions of dollars during the clinton regime, and nothing happens, that was a
terrible thing. he said they have never had the confidence in a conference they have right now, getting things done, and he was very firm in the fact that he wants to do this. i think he might want to do this as much or even more than me because they see a very bright future for north korea. you never know. but i tell you what. we signed a very comprehensive document today and most of you have been given that document but we signed a comprehensive document, when he lands which is shortly, people start that process right away. i can only say i know -- it has been very rhetorical. without the rhetoric it wouldn't have happened. without other things going along, the establishment of a
new team. and he wants to get it done. and >> the angela glow in the background, very similar. the genetic denuclearization, and with that discussed at all, is that something you will tackle? >> it will be discussed more in the future, human rights. what was also discussed in great detail, countless calls and
letters and tweets, they want the remains of their sons back, the remains of their fathers and mothers and all of the people that got caught in that brutal war. which took place to a large extent in north korea asked for it today and we got it. that was a very last minute, the remains will be coming back starting the process immediately. so many people even during the campaign, is there any way you can work with north korea to get the remains of my son back or my father back? so many people asked me this question and i said we don't get along well with that particular group of people. we debited he agreed to that so quickly it was a nice thing. thousands and thousands, the
remains are brought back. >> really important one. >> to a lot of people. >> what do you expect kim jong un to do about the human rights record regarding the north korean people? >> it was discussed relatively briefly compared to denuclearization. that is where we started and ended. he wants to do things. very good negotiator. wants to do the right thing. they never were like we are, there has never been anything like what is taking place now. and the following day the nuclear program continued.
this is a different president, one of the reasons when i campaigned on this issue, whoever those people are, do you don't like either of the two. thank you very much, appreciate it. >> where you travel anytime soon. >> at a certain time i will, a day i look forward to. and chairman kim at the appropriate time to the white house, i think it is going to be something very important, and at the appropriate time. we want to go further down the
road, a lot of things included. you have things that weren't included that we got after the deal was signed. i did that before, and put it in the agreement because didn't have the time. you have been handed the agreement or soon will. you have not? if you have those agreements passed out, we just finished them a little while ago. if you could have the agreements passed out we will see what we are talking about. >> congratulations. what part did japan play and did the abduction come up of the christians? follow-up question, when will you do an interview with japanese tv? 50,000 american troops. >> 50,000 great troops, that is true. absolutely, prime minister abe, other than the denuclearization
subject, his main point that i brought up, they are working on that. it will be worked on. christians, yes. we are -- brought it up very strongly, franklin graham spent a tremendous time in north korea, very close to his heart, it did come up and things will be happening. great question. yes? >> returning to the question of human rights, you spoke powerfully on the issue during your state of the union address, the person who escapes, you at that point said north korea has more brutally oppressed its people than any other regime on earth. do you still believe that is the
case having sat down with kim jong un? >> it is a rough situation over there, no question about it and we did discuss it today pretty strongly, knowing the main purpose of what we are doing. but discussed it at good length, we will do something on it. it is rough and a lot of places, not just there and we will continue that and ultimately -- it was discussed at length outside of the nuclear situation, one of the primary topics. >> what needs to change to bring on this glorious new era you talk about? >> it will change, probably has to but i think it will. thank you very much. >> what timetable do you
envision for denuclearization and in the meantime are you thinking of sanctions? >> scientifically have been reading about this and it does take a long time to pull off complete denuclearization. it takes a long time. a lotings happened. it is pretty much over, c use it. that is the good news. and mechanically and physically be done. the sanctions come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor. they are -- hope is going to be soon. and sanctions remain. they will come off when we are
down the road. go ahead. >> congratulations on this historic summit. congratulations to everybody. >> essentially a piece of paper. yesterday we had a briefing from the secretary of state mike pompeo who said the following. many pres.s previously had pieces of paper only to find the north koreans either didn't promise what we thought they had oriented on those promises. >> a different administration, a different secretary of state, people -- very boring to them and we get it done. the other groups maybe it wasn't a priority. i don't think they could have done it if it was a priority
frankly i don't think they could have done it if it was a priority. it would have been easier back then. for me it would have been much easier if this were ten year ago or five years ago. i'm not just blaming pres. obama. this goes back 25 years this should have happened which i was given a very tough hand. i was given this, i was given the iran deal and plenty of other problems. but we are doing really well. i have to be honest i did it because nuclear is always number one to me. nuclear is number one. on the iran deal iran is a different country now than it was 3 or 4 months ago. they are not looking so much to the mediterranean, not looking so much at syria, like they were with total confidence. they are not so confident as they are now. at the appropriate time after the sanctions kick in and they are brutal. i would love to be able to do
that. >> establishing diplomatic relations, changing ambassadors, how long before that happens? >> hopefully soon but we get things moving first. a little early for that. >> can you clarify you are stopping military exercises in south korea. >> we have that exercises for a long time working with south korea, we call them wargames was i call them wargames. instrument is the extent of the amount of money we spend on that, south korea contributes but not 100% which is a subject we have to talk to them about. the military expense and trade
and doing that. we have a new deal with south korea in terms of the trade deal and many countries about trading fairly but the wargames, a majoriem. from guam, i said it when i first -- words obama's come guam, nearby, what is nearby? 61/2 hours, a long time for these massive planes to be flying to south korea to practice and drop bombs all over the place, i know a lot about airplanes, very expensive and didn't like it and it is very it is a provocative situation. when i see that and you hav a country next door. under the circumstances,
negotiating a comprehensive complete deal, it is an appropriate to have wargames. we save money a lot and it is something they appreciated. >> i don't always want to go against the press because i just don't especially not today. this is too important. i noticed some of the people saying the president has agreed to meet, he has given up so much. >> gave up nothing, i am here. >> i haven't slept in 25 hours but it is appropriate to do. negotiating for literally around-the-clock with them and with us and john and mike and a whole team of talented people. we haven't given up anything other than your right, i agreed to meet and i think the meeting
is good for the united states as much as it was for north korea. some of the ts we got, they have a meeting and only the person who likes donald trump would say i agreed to make a big commitment. i have agreed to take up your can of time and come here and meet, it is good for them. what did they do to justify this meeting? secured commitment for complete denuclearization. they secure the release of american hostages. and living happily in their homes with their families and it was pretty rough to put it mildly. and to recover the remains
including fallen heroes and giving a commitment to recover the remains and held many people, asked me about it. many people, is it possible? at that time we had no relationship to chairman kim or anybody else, very closed society. secure the hold of all missile and nuclear tests. how long has it been? twee 7 months. you haven't had a missile go off. you haven't had a nuclear test, nuclear explosion. i remember a nuclear event took place 8.8 on the richter scale. i heard the radio on the announcement that the announcement earthquake took
ace somewhere in asia and then they said it was norea they found out it was a nuclear test. i never heard of a richter scale in the high 8s. if you look, no missile launches, and blood of their missile area that will take place. that has not been written into the contract, we give the exact details on that they secure a hold of all missiles and nuclear tests, the closure of a single primary nuclear test site. all three of them in an area that is common around each other, they secure the closure. the commitment to secure the missile engine testing site. that was not the agreement i got after the agreement. and we know where it is, i
couldn't close it up. maintain the ability to coinue to apply sanctions. we are applying sanctions, i had 300 sanctions i was getting ready to put on last week. i thought it would be very disrespectful, big ones, powerful ones and i said it would be disrespectful. when you look at the things we got and when we got our hostages back, i didn't pay $1.8 million in cash like the hostages that came back from iran which is a distressful situation, what took place. we have gotten a lot, the media say donald trump has agreed to meet like it is not a big deal to meet, we should meet on a lot of different topics, not just this one and a lot of great
things can happen. >> it wasn't long ago, meeting by north korea giving up as well. >> that is what they are doing. >> talk about that. >> for a complete verifiable -- if you didn't secure the details in this agreement. >> there is no time. i'm here one day. we are together for many hours intensively but the process is now going to take place and i would be surprised if they haven't even started already. they have started. they will up their sites. i will say he knew prior to coming this wasn't a surprise, not like we never discussed it.
we discussed it. mike discussed it strongly with his counterpart in north korea. they knew -- let's say they didn't agree to that, there was no agreement that could have been signed so they understood that. and it wasn't a big point today because this had been taken care of more than any other day. this has been taken care of before we got here so we brought that up today. you see the language is very strong. >> could you talk about the military consequences for north korea if they don't follow through on the commitment you are talkg about? >> that is a tough thi to talk about because i don't want to be threatening. they understood that. you have seen what was going to happen. soul has 20 million people. we think we have big cities, new york has 8 million people.
soul has 28 million people and it is right next to the border, right next to the dmz, it is right there. if this would have happened i think i heard 100,000 people, 20 million people, 30 million people, this is an honor for me to be doing this because potentially you could have lost 50 million people, the state of soul, one of the biggest cities in the world, is right next to the border. >> is that the case? >> at that time we needed perhaps fire and fury because we could not have allowed that kind of capability from the standpoint of the united states and certainly japan wasn't going to allow it, japan is right next door. >> tell about the video you have shown. when did you show that? >> today.
we had it made up, i thought it was good. it was interesting enough to show, one in english and one in korean and we had it made up. i showed it to him during the meeting, toward the end of the meeting and i think he loved it. we didn't have the big screen like you have the luxury of having and they played it and about eight of their representatives were watching it and were fascinated. that is the future. that could well be the future. the other alternative, not a very big alternative. but i showed it because i want him to do something. i really believe he wants to get
it done. how is staten island ferry doing? okay. he wrote the best story about me with the staten island ferry and after that has never written a good story. i don't know what happened. a long time ago. >> it has been a busy week for you on the international stage, you're leaving the summit in singapore having determined that kim jong un is a talented man, you left the g7 summit having determined prime minister justin trudeau is weak and dishonest. what do you say to america's allies who were you might be jeopardizing our long-term alliances and worry that you might be treating historic friends as enemies and historic enemies as friends? >> it is a very fair question. i had a very good meeting with the g7 and i left the meeting and i will be honest, we are being taken advantage of by virtually every one of those countries very seriously. the united states because of bad management at the top, pres.s
they didn't care about trade or understand or whatever reason, for many years with china being most successful at it but the european union, $151 billion, they were representative of the meeting and we are being taken of on trade. canada does have very big advantages over us in terms of trade deficits. we have a big trade deficit with canada. i was reading about a surplus. it is either 17 but it could be 100. they put out a document, don't know if you saw it. they want me to see it but we found it, perhaps they were trying to show the power they have, $100 billion a year, loss with canada. they don't take our farm products, many of them. they charge what was 270% but somebody told me the other day a few months ago, 295% for dairy products. it is very unfair to our farmers and very unfair to the people of
our country, the workers, farmers, the companies, we are not able, they have tremendous barriers, tremendous tariffs. when i put in a countervailing tariff to get a little bit so the balance isn't so much, it is like this, they said that is so terrible. what is terrible? we have to have a little balance even if it is not complete. we finished the meeting, everybody was happy and i agreed to sign something and demanded change. the picture with angela merkel who i get along with very well where i am sitting like this, the picture, we are waiting for the document because i wanted to see the final dont has changed by the changes i requested. it didn't look friendly, i was angry at her and we were just talking, the whole group about
something unrelated, waiting for the document to come back so i could read it. and when i got to the plate, justin probably didn't know air force one has 20 televisions and i see the television, a news conference about how he will not pushed around by the united states. push him around? we just shook hands. it was very friendly. countries cannot continue to take advantage of us on trade. over the last couple years and the last many years, over the st couple years this country has lost $800 billion on trade with other countries, the biggest one being china. $800 billion, $151 billion with the european union, they don't take our agricultural products barely, they don't take a lot of what we have but they centris 80s in 2 was, bmws by the
millions, very unfair and very unfair to our workers and i will straighten it out and it won't even be tough. thank you. go ahead. go ahead. >> is a stronger right now? do you plan on working with congress? >> i would like to involve congress. i have a good relationship with justin trudeau. other than he had a news conference because he assumed i was in an airplane and wasn't watching. he learned that will cost a lot of money for the people of canada, you can't do that. we had a very good relationship. i have had a good relationship, had a good relationship, i have a very good relationship with angela merkel. on nato we are paying 4.2%, she
is paying 1%, much smaller gdp than we have was we are paying 4.2%. anyone can say 60% to 90% of nato and we are protecting countries of europe and on top of it they kill its trade. we can't have it that way. it is unfair to our taxpayers and our people. i have a good relationship with justin and a good relationship with chairman kim right now. i really do. it is good because if it is we will solving problem. should we keep going for a little while? it is up to the legendary sarah huckabee sanders. should we keep going? okay. i don't care. it means we get home later in the evening. go ahead. go ahead.
how are you? >> i'm from singapore. welcome to the country and hope you enjoy our food. what is you need for the next ep? is thereogue? >> we are getting together next week to go into the details. secretary pompeo, with john bolton, the entire team to go over the details and get this done. we are also working with south korea, japan, china to a lesser extent, working with china. >> coming back tngapore? >> i would come back gladly. your prime minister was fantastic, he has done a good job. probably made a difference, thank you very much. >> what was it about the first
interaction with chairman kim that made you decide not to walk away after you said you would know within the firsminute? >> i said that about relationships, i said that about people. in the first second. i was generous, i said 5 seconds but you know in the first second some cases. sometimes that doesn't work out but sometimes it does. from the beginning we got along. there has been a lot of groundwork. not like we went and started talking about as you know, stop talking about these very complex objects that have been going on for 70 years. we have been discussing this for months and once the rhetoric stopped, once they did a great thing, north korea did a great thing by going to the olympics because the olympics, pres. moon will tell you, the olympics was not exactly doing great.
people didn't feel being bombed out of the opening ceremonies, they were not exactly selling tickets and as soon as the airm kim, said let's participate in the olympics, it sold like wildfire it was a great success he did a great thing but since that time pretty much since that time, as you know, delegation came from south korea, just met with north korea, came to the white house, told me lots of things including the fact they would be willing to denuclearize. we have one of their great people today. ones that started we have been talking about that from the end of the olympics when the delegation came, to say various things. >> a secestion. in the document you signed earlier today north korea agreed to commit to denuclearization. to borrow a phrase you use to
criticize your predecessors and political opponents, how do you ensure that north korea is not all talk, no action? >> can you ensure anything? can i ensure you consider improperly when you sit down all i can say is they once to make a deal. that is what i do. my whole life is been deals. i have been great at it. that is what i do. i know when somebody wants to deal and when somebody doesn't. a lot of politicians don't. it is my thing. this really could have been done. easier a long time ago but i just feel very strongly, my instinct, liability or talent, they want to make a deal and making a deal is a great thing for the world integrating for china because i can't imagine china is happy with somebody having nuclear weapons so close. china was very helpful. i think he wants to make a deal.
can anybody be certain? we are going to be certain soon because negotiations continue. thank you very much. go ahead. >> you mentioned the issue of human rights. i wonder what you would say to a group of people who have no ability whatsoever to hear or see this press conference, in a network. have you betrayed them by legitimizing the regime in pyongyang? >> things will change. there is nothing i can say. all i can do is do what i can do to stop the nuclear is asian. at a certain point hopefully you can ask me a much more positive question, not much i can do. at this point i believe he will do things about it. they