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ingraham is up next. stay tuned. is up next. stay tuned. >> laura: i'm laura ingraham and this the "the ingraham angle" live from washington president trump will sit across in president xi as a potential trade deal hangs in the balance. you'll see all the drama unfold here. stay with us. before we get to that we'll break down last night's wild democratic debate. the big moments, the clashes, the gaffes and the gifts for president trump. dennis kucinich is here to tell us why kamala harris was wrong to come after joe biden and we have a special folly about how
age radical positions and religion are all shaping this first race. this race. first, could last night really signal the end of the road for democrat frontrunner joe biden as some have claimed? to say that former v.p. missed expectations is an understatement. he seemed a bit unprepared for the main stage and he seemed weak. >> because once we -- once bush abused that power -- i would eliminate the act that allowed us to go into war. racist and white supremacist. >> laura: you think a man whoan has been in politics for more than four decades would be a little more polished. the real trouble spot came in a clash where kamala harris where she brought up the she brought up the segregation of senators last week. >> you also worked with them to oppose busing. and there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools.cl
and she was bused to school every day.hehe and that little girl was me. >> that's a mischaracterization of my position across the board. i did not praise racist. that's not true. i did not oppose busing in america. what i opposed is busing ordered by the department of education. >> that's why we need to pass the era. >> i extended the voting rights act for 25 years and argued very strongly that we deal with the notion of denying people accesso to the ballot box. i agree that everybody -- my time is up. >> laura: well, here now my political power panel dennis kucinich, former congressman and two-time presidential candidate. horace cooper, a national leadership network. and debbie hein and a former trial attorney. dennis.
you thought it was a bad idea for kamala harris to bring race into the debate stage? >> joe biden's record is fair game but if you divide democrats on race, you lose. you divide and trump con cures. black voting turnout dropped from 66.6% to 59.6%. you want african-americans todr vote address racial disparity, wealth, wages, health. talk about working poores families. look at the crime and murder rate in black communities and how people are treated by the police. these are issues that will motivate people. but if you just use it on race and in a personal attack, democrats are going to lose. >> laura: you thought it was a great moment for her, why?ou >> it was a great moment. race is in everything in america. race is in the water we drinkk whether it's flint, michigan, who goes to jail, who gets shot and killed by police. you cannot avoid race. she was just letting it be known
what he already had said a week or so later. honestly, joe biden put his foot in his mouth a week or so ago when he brought up the whole section about segregationist. she shoved his foot down his throat. >> laura: she didn't meanings that they were both democrats. the democrat senators in the south is a convenient fact a lot of democrats today want to sweep under the rug. joe biden tried to clean up what he said last night at a rainbow push event today. let's watch. >> i heard and listened to and i respect senator harris but we all know that 30 seconds to 60 seconds on a campaign debate exchange can't do justice to a lifetime committed to civil rights. i want to be absolutely clear about my record and position on racial justice including busing. i never, never, never, ever opposed voluntary busing. as a program, that senator harris participated in and made a difference in her life.th
i've always been in favor of using federal authority tous overcome state initiated segregation. >> laura: he thought he had to do major cleanup. it's the year 2019 and the democrats are relitigating busing? i just find this to be just fascinating. >> a couple of quick takeaways.> did you know how tired he sounded? both during the debate, getting back his time. who does that, and even during the cleanup period. it was drudgery he had to go through. let me tell you what he should have done last night.le he should have had a sister solder moment where he turned to kamala harris and explained to her it was 2019 and the complaints she was raising about busing isn't popular within then black community or america broadly.
those who live by the sword, die by the sword. he called out a republicans and his opponents as racist. hook you guys back up in chains. now it has come back to haunt him. he should never have used the race foil and it is never a good idea to have that in a debate. >> laura: no one measured up. the goalposts are always changing. i literally never would havean thought that democrats would be arguing about busing in 2019.wo i'm going to say that. it's 2019. we have new challenges, debbie, you raised the criminal justice issue. those are interesting today. to me that was a disconnect. i understand it was a kamala moment. this is the echo chamber of washington i'm not sure long-term that ends up playing. but the media reaction post debate about some of the positions that were taken was quite revealing. let's watch.
>> this is not good. this is bad night for joe biden and democrats >> immigration. all raising their hand when she said healthcare coverage for undocumented immigrants. >> trump campaign sources, christmas. gleeful. >> last night was a disaster for the democratic party. my only hope is people weren't watching. >> do you agree with that media montage? >> it's still early in the campaign. my concern is that look, let's have a plan to address the issues of racial disparity, economic and social. that's what i think we should be. somebody should be talking about that instead of just well, you did this so many years ago. that's legitimate to raise it but when you focus on that and don't give any options for people, voters get turned off. and polarization in an election, some people will vote, others might not. me
you have to be very careful. i really am very concerned, laura, about the polarity that exists in american politics today.t did anything that intensifies and protects the status quo. >> laura: there was a moment last night, panel, where biden seemed to -- he seemed to defend president obama, it was today. where he tried to defend president obama and people are saying obama did too many deportations and biden said wait a second. is he not liberal enough for this crowd? >> my president gets much too little credit for all that he did. he was one of the great presidents of the united states of america. and i'm tired of hearing about what he didn't do. [applause] this man had a backbone like a ramrod. >> laura: i don't know what that means but, debbie, your thoughts on that one. >> i mean, honestly there are many progressives that not just
in 2019. i don't know what it means, either, laura. we'll have to google it. honestly in 2019 and during president obama's term there were many progressives who did not think he went progressive enough. this is not just a new 2019 thing whether it was the deportations, not fighting hard enough for the public option. this is not just something that is being raised. so if joe biden will try to attach himself to the coattails of president obama, he gets to take the good and the bad.a,ta seems like that's all he wants to do. he has to run on his record and his past. he has to do that. he cannot stand on his mother, father, sister, brother or president obama. >> laura: horace, that's where biden is. he is desperate to get some of it reflected glory from obama, right? don't you pick on obama. that was a sad moment for biden. i've always liked him.
i don't agree with him but i've always liked him as a person. he seems kind of a smaller person now in this situation to me. that was bizarre, a strange moment. >> it is very difficult for a sitting vice president or former vice president to ever win the presidency. one of the reasons is a vice president is selected to balance the ticket, not to be in the mainstream of the ticket. when he runs in the primary, he has to sit in the middle of where the party is. and that means he has to forego his existing record. you saw it with mondale and al gore and now him. add to that the poison of we can call anybody a racist for any reason today and what you see is a man who is living on some borrowed time. >> laura: dennis, we'll go lightning round.l i think that's the best way to do this. i can't -- i still can't believe that comment he made about obama.th
dennis, is this a fatal blow to joe biden? >> i don't think so. i mean, he seems to have a strong support in the blacke community. i don't think that will disintegrate. he has the support of a number of major black leaders. but however, i hope lightning round that it does cause redirection to the issues of disparities that exist based on color in america. >> laura: debbie, is this kamala's time?>> will she rise above and beyond where biden hoped to be at this point? >> look, in politics as in life, only the strong survive. last night she was mightily strong. we have to see what goes. it was still one day. in politics, a week from now is like an eternity and you are talking about 2020. i think she has the momentum. if she can carry the momentum. biden looked weak. >> laura: you have to do more than memorize a choreographed hit. >> all the other guys have to
see that joe biden had a glassa jar. it got hit and i promise you as the debates go forward, other people will stand up and take a swing, too. >> laura: what a great panel. thank you, guys.s. kamala may have been pressed on the debate stage. afterwards in the spin room she seemed a little off. >> do you feel he had an adequate answer to you emotionally and historically to what you were raising? tonight? >> i think that he -- you know, i would like to hear him acknowledge what was wrong about a perspective on busing. listen, we were -- busing was part of what was necessary to integrate the schools. >> laura: analyzing the bizarre looking down behavior and reaction, body language expert tonya, great to see you. what do you see in this
interview after this big moment she had on the debate stage by kamala harris? what did you see? >> during the debate she was right on point.me had all her messages right on cue. afterwards when she is questioned on it like anyone else, she has to rethink it. when you watch her she is looking down at her notes and making sure she has everything proper. in addition to that, when she looks down she is also grasping at her emotions.e when we look down what happens is we try to get our thoughts together because then we can break eye contact that way. so in that regard she is breaking eye contact to get her thoughts together and then kind of give out the same spiel thatr she gave during the debate. the difference here was you heard a lot of ums and ahs and shes unprepared. >> laura: i understood when you can't make eye contact, i think about my kids when i ask them -- they look down. okay, don't look at me, he did it.
to me that's -- you're on something this happened. this happened and this was -- instead it was private insurance, oh, yeah. >> unfortunately a lot of peoplo are under the belief -- they believe if you can't hold eye contact you're lying. that's not true. a lot of people are uncomfortable holding eye contact or can't grasp their thoughts. it is difficult to hold eye contact with someone and gather your thoughts and emotions and be able to deliver your message. so i guess people look down to kind of break that eye contact. >> laura: i guess fori politicians when we're trying to look for who is authentic you don't have to think who you are, you can answer the question.ve you don't have to think much. i have another moment, though. this is from an interview she did this morning. let's watch. >> you were asked to raise your hands the entire panel if you believe eliminating private insurance should be part of the medicare for all proposal. you and bernie sanders raised
your hands. do you believe private insurance should be eliminated in this country. >> no. >> laura: you raised your hand. >> the question was would you give up your private insurance for that option. i said yes. >> you heard it differently than others then. >> probably. that's what i heard. >> laura: do you think she is a little too rehearsed, though, and might be struggling when she is off the cuff there? >> there you could see. here is an interesting thing that does go with the normal behavior of people, right?al when we nod our heads and we're talking typically we're trying to make others agree with us.ll so see how she is nodding. what she is doing unconsciouslyd is not only agreeing with herself but trying to engage you to agree with her in addition to that. so when she is talking there you saw a slight negative head movement so there was some unconscious questionability on her part. but otherwise i think she was being sincere when she said i did misunderstand the question.e
she was nodding her own head in a slightly yes mode and a slight knee gaition. i think she was being sincere up to the point there was unconscious i'm not really sure if i did understand the question properly. >> laura: we have to show you one more thing real quick. this was president trump within vladimir putin walking in japan before the g20. i think we have the video when he is touching his back, yes, no, sort of? there we go. okay, so he is touching the back of vladimir putin, which you see it there. touching his back which led some commentators to say oh, it's way too cozy with vladimir putin and i can't believe -- we've never seen this before. of course, obama did the same
thing except he grabbed his knee when he was sitting across from him. what does that mean? is that domination -- >> laura: that's a power move. the person who touches first is the person who is more powerful if you see somebody touching somebody else's back, that's a power gesture, a power move to say i'm the one who is in control. i'm the dominant force in this relationship. >> laura: great to see you tonight. we're awaiting president trumpmp and chinese president xi to meet at the g20. we'll bring it to you live as it all happens. first we're here to break down the wildest moments from last night and this week's friday follies.
>> laura: friday night. time for, oh, friday follies. democrats squared off in a fiery second primary debate last night. here with the wildest moments. it's friday. >> i'll do my own introduction. >> raymond, last night was kind of a bloodbath. poor old joe. i felt bad for him. >> he took a beating. harris got the headlines it was
eric swalwell who landed the first blow raising questions about biden's age.es he recalled seeing the former senator speak when he was nearly 6 years old. >> joe biden was right when he said it was time to pass the torch to a new generation of americans 32 years ago. he's still right today. >> laura: i'm still holding onto that torch. >> he might be holding the torch but the flame is out.g biden seemed confused and a step or two behind the proceedings. >> could you explain your position? >> i beg your pardon? >> with a show of hands you did not raise your hand. did you raise your hand? >> i did. three things, number one. we can deal with the insurance companies and making sure we're in a position that we in fact allow people -- >> time is up.w >> your first issue, mr. vice president. >> the first thing i would do is make sure we defeat donald trump.
period. >> it was definitely bedtime for poor biden. he was like the admiral stockdale of this debate. who am i? why am i here? a great patriot but you remember how doddering he looked.dd >> laura: "saturday night live" incoming. >> msnbc cornered biden for an interview. which he needed rescuing from. >> it has to start with allowing children -- that's my wife. sorry, sorry. i can't compete with dr. biden. we'll leave it there. >> laura: the doctor is in. >> when in doubt call your caretaker in. she was a rescuing angel there. >> laura: visiting angel. >> she was a rescuing angel. it was sad to watch a great man like this with a long career. all over the map on foreign policy, life, but to see him go down like this was very sad.
get back to the -- >> reminds me of cher's farewell concert. >> even cher can get in and out of the bob mackey gowns. i don't know how this man gets his shoes on. there was a progressive radicalism that we saw across the board during this debate on the issue of immigration particularly. did you catch this moment? >> if someone is here without documents and that is their only offense, is that person to be deported? >> no. that person can be a part of this great american experience. >> exactly. absolutely not. they should not be deported. >> then kamala harris went to ad migrant detention facility in florida today and doubled down. watch. >> families belong together. and babies deserve to have their parents with them. okay? we're going to fight for your family to be together.
>> laura: is she running for the president of honduras? your family, how about the people in oakland who suffered from violence or homelessness. he can go to the homeless encampments in l.a. we've been talking about with dr. drew. i find this to be disturbing. >> immigration is the number one issue in a recent poll. >> laura: i will say this again. the democrats are making a huge mistake on the issue of immigration. they are going to defix their campaigns i'm telling you. >> to say you'll give healthcare, there should be no borders and i'll fight for your family. >> laura: what did i say on the angle earlier this week? no detention, no borders, and no deportations. everyone is that's overstatement. really? >> we have to highlight something else that a lot of people missed. mayor pete who attempted to insert religion into the proceedings. he was the only time religion was invoked. he used the border crisis to
slam republicans for their christian hypocrisy. >> for a party that associates itself with christianity, to say that it is okay to suggest that god would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents. that god would condone putting children in cages has lost all claim to ever use religious language again. >> this is the rise of the religious left. they see that 80% of evangelicals are supporting donald trump and think thoek pull off some of that support. when the party of abortion on demand. infanticide, all these little sisters of the poor rattling in the back of people's minds. this is a hard group to try to win over. i see why they're trying to do it. a little bit like chairman xi talking about religious diversity. >> laura: do they really want to go to the bible verses? i don't think that's where any of us want to go really. >> they want to take the language back but not the
morality. >> laura: the language and we did on the government. >> listen to biden's take on the economy. >> a lot has changed very badly since we're out of office. wall street did not build america. making it harder to meet very basic needs. stripping you of your personal dignity along the way. >> people are wondering why are they repelled by biden? >> he uses three notes when he speaks. >> when someone is hearing impaired and the tv is too loud in the room. >> i feel bad for him. to try to create an argument for unhappiness and economic ruin at a time when wages are up, unemployment is at historic lows. >> laura: every demographic group. wall street didn't build
america. >> this is the argument you'll make in a thriving economy, you have to come up with something else. >> laura: it's looking good for trump right now. >> he has to modulate. find other notes in your voice. this one is not working. >> laura: that's bernie sanders. >> quite possibly the oddest moment when new age guru marian williamson got on stage. she is the most searched google candidate today. watcher closing comment. >> so mr. president, if you're listening, you have harnessed fear for political purposes and only love can cast that out. i'm going to harness love for political purposes and i will meet you on that field and sir, love will win. >> she is a spiritual guru, expert on crystals. >> laura: did she --
>> she should have brought stones to put on people. this is a tweet talking about nuclear power. the power of the mind is greater than the power of nuclear radiation. visualize angels dispersing it to nothingness. how is that for a defense strategy? >> laura: she is doing this to do what, sell a book? >> she believes there needs to be a spiritual and moral renaissance. it is -- it's tied to all this new age stuff. >> laura: didn't that come and go in the mid 90s. >> not in california. she has written several books. >> laura: you go to sedona, arizona, purple crystals. anywhere to get a crucifix in this place? no, go to the magic crystal ball. any moment now president trump and president xi will meet at
the g20 summit. this face-to-face comes amidst escalating trade war talks. i don't think you have trade war talks. a trade war maybe. john roberts is live in osaka with a preview of the president's big meeting. john, this is the biggest meeting of this presidency with any foreign leader no doubt about it. >> good morning to you from osaka. the biggest meeting of the g20. the meeting with vladimir putin yesterday was pretty big and produced a couple of interesting moments. but what happens today with president xi really will tell the tale as to whether trade talks between the united states and china on a new more balanced trade relationship get back on track, or if things continue the way they are and that we see the tit-for-tat escalation of tariffs. we have heard a bit of a scene setting the table from the
chinese side. they want to try to control the narrative here and they've told us in the last 48 hours there are a few things they want. first of all, before china allows any concessions on trade, they want all of the tariffs that are currently against china to be lifted. they also want huawei, the tell con giant, to be taken off the black list sometime within the next three months and also said that president trump has promised that he will not impose any new sanctions against china. he has been threatening 10% now on some $300 billion in chinese goods if they can't get a trade deal going. china said president trump will not impose new tariffs for six months. in a meeting yesterday the president of brazil, the president was asked directly about that and he said no, i have made no such promise. i heard from other senior administration officials that it's unlikely that they would take with you a way off the entities black list.
china here is trying to control the narrative and the united states is saying we aren't doing anything different than we're doing now. both countries would like to see the trade talks back on track because this idea of increasing sanctions on both sides isn't helping anybody. >> laura: isn't it the case as well, though, the president is very reluctant to lift those tariffs without a clear and concrete commitment by china, which they've broken before and we've seen it back to the wto and all the commitments they made there but a clear commitment to stop these forced technology transfers and all the other issues with i.p. that were at the heart of this disagreement. >> absolutely. the president believes that it's the hard hitting sanctions that he has imposed in the last six months that have brought china to the table. so why would he take them off without a deal on the table? it's the idea of fool me once shame on you.
fool me twice shame on me. don't get fooled again if you're george bush. they had 90% of a deal done and steve mnuchin said this the other day and larry kudlow said they had 90% of the deal done and china said by the way, this idea of intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer we've agreed to stop doing. now we don't want to do that. we'll go back to the drawing board on that and that's when the new sanctions kicked in. china would have to agree to all of that. those really are the pillars. the unfair trade practices, the intellectual property theft, forced technology transfers. the president believes there are a lot of -- the president believes in particular peter navarro, his trade deputy, believes that there is a lot of short sightedness on the part of a lot of corporate ceos in
america looking where the next dollar is coming from and they could get things cheaper in china. five years down the road it is coming back to bite them. this has tilted in china's favor for far too long and we won't continue to be the economic powerhouse of the world if we let china rebuild its country with american money. we don't know if the president can do it but he will try. >> laura: no one else has come closer. joining me now with reaction david hanson, senior fellow and douglas mcgraegor. what's the best case scenario for these talks? >> i don't think they could have taken place 10 years ago. we were suffering from the grand illusion that the richer china got at the western expense the more they would be open to liberalization. 10 years ago we weren't getting 3% annual gdp. we weren't the largest oil
exporter in the world. we were relatively a lot weaker. i think we're dealing from a position of strength. then it is not an optional choice. what we're seeing now is abnormal. technological appropriation, the cheating, currency manipulation, commercial distortion. what trump is trying to do to bring back a return to normalcy. you have to remember that again one american worker produces twice the gdp of three chinese workers. we have about 17 of the top 20 universities in the world. china has none. we have a lot more oil and natural gas than they do. they're dependent on 50% of the middle east exporting. we have to restore this confidence that we're in a position not only of moral right, but of economic, cultural, political, superior influences. >> laura: they believe they're the superior power of course, and always believed that and have a long-term vision. they have the china 2025 initiative. belt and road.
they aim to dominate super computer, rare earth, space weaponry and just today the administration again basically saying we have to be extremely careful. companies here in the united states cannot give super computing technological components to china because of what they're doing now with it. this is a realistic view of the chinese threat. >> president trump is the first to take the truly realistic perspective. i think there are a couple of things happening. first of all the foundations of chinese economic strength and power have eroded since these tariffs were imposed. we have a narrative in washington the world sending because we've imposed tariffs and we're hurting worse than they are. in truth it's the opposite. donald trump knows that. something else is happening with the president. i think he understands that at some point in these negotiations, which i think we'll learn will restart very
shortly, you have to find a way so that both sides walk out eventually with some sense of success. it has to be that way in asia. he knows that. >> laura: i would say this. the president was asked about whether he was going to pull sanctions back and he was committed to doing that. this is what he said. >> president trump: no, good question, no. >> laura: no, i haven't promised. wall street has been calling him saying you have to stop these tariffs. it is killing us. the president reaction seems to have been no, it's hurting china, though. you guys have made a lot of money in china. now it's time for america to try to make this market more efficient, victor, which is what a more level trading playing field would actually mean for us, for our companies and workers and even for the rest of the world competing against china. >> it is a winning message and it is consistent on all fronts.
we saw the other night in the democratic primary debate that they were privileged non-citizens in a way over citizens. the same message that it is nice to be global, maybe in theory. but in fact china don't play by the same rules. the losers of that asymmetry are so often people on the interior of the united states. they're tired of it. president trump is changing the entire narrative. what is strange, laura, there are all sorts of people across the political spectrum liberals now are coming out of the woodwork saying china has reeducation camps and persecuting religious minorities. they were silent in the last administration. we've torn away that facade and what we see is not so inviting to a lot of people. >> laura: he is moving on to korea and he treated today after some important meetings including my meeting with president xi of china i'll leave japan for south korea. i would meet kim at the border
dmz just to shake his hand and say hello. now the left has always believed in peace, peace, peace, no war. they're freaking out because president trump tweeted that. he is sideling up to dictators. what's the truth? >> the first and most important truth is that north korea is circling the drain. it is finished as a society. it is falling apart internally. north korea desperately needs the help that only south korea can really provide. that's the first thing. this business about this nuclear power, that's all very questionable. their tests have been hardly successful by any means. there is no danger in that sense. i think what president trump is considering is an end of war declaration, which is desperately needed on the peninsula, which is something that both the south and the north koreans want. i think that's in the back of his mind. i wouldn't be surprised if he
says something like that, if he meets kim at all. >> laura: that's unbelievable. the president spoke out, victor, about why he sent that tweet. let's watch. >> president trump: i'll be going to south korea. we're going with president moon. so we'll be there and i just put out a feeler. i don't know where he is right now. he may not be in north korea. i said if chairman kim would want to meet i'll be at the border. certainly -- we seem to get along very well. >> laura: i'll see you at the dmz at 5:00 p.m. i'll bring the diet coke. again, the left, though, it's very interesting to watch the box that he has put the left in on this issue of china and the issue of peace and his desiring peace above war with korea and victor, you and i have talked about this before. june 25th was the anniversary of
the korean war anniversary. we just commemorated it. so where does this leave president trump in the pantheon of diplomacy and diplomatic intrigue? >> it reminds everybody if you're strong and you insist on deterrents and unpredictable and you can't be predicted or what you are going to do is not going to be scripted you can afford to be mag nanomouse. that conflates the leftist or progressive narrative that he wants war. really, people who insist on military strength. he has increased the defense budget and they don't talk always about international solutions. it gives them the lee way with a strong economy as well that allows you to have the margin of error that you can reach out and you can show that you don't want war. but when you say that you rule out force and your economy is stagnant and you have cut the defense budget and you talk about all these utopian pie in the sky international solutions,
you're not taken very seriously unfortunately given the nature and of humankind. they look at that and say he wants a deal too bad or he is never going to stand up to us and we'll take advantage of them. i wish it wasn't true. trump has a cunning that has been completely underestimated by both foreign and domestic opponents. >> laura: john roberts is back with us. john, i have to bring up this freak-out in the political class of president trump and his walking with vladimir putin. we spoke about this early year, oh he touched his back and it shows that he is sideling up to dictators and so forth. i mean, trump does that with everybody. obama did that with immediate -- wow, he is inviting them to meddle in the next election.
how does he do with the body language and arm around someone especially in that situation? what are you sensing? >> of course, we remember the famous moment when obama whispered to him saying i'll have more flexibility after i'm elected. the president is a very touchy sort of person. he kissed angela merkel on each cheek when he greeted her earlier today. big hand shack, pats you on the back. when he does it with vladimir putin it is seen in a different light. add something to your discussion about kim jong-un if i could. our spider sense has been tingling thinking president trump after learning he was going to go to south korea would
try to make a trip to the dmz. he tried to helicopter up there the last time. president trump would take the helicopter up but couldn't get on the ground. he always wanted to go. when we heard he would go to south korea we figured he would go to the dmz. today's tweet came as a surprise. he let on earlier this week he may try to contact him some other way other than having a one-on-one meeting. this morning's tweet was a bit of a surprise. i'm told typically with most presidents you wouldn't put something like that out unless you had the whole thing pre-cooked and all arranged. you put out the tweet come down, meet, it's already done. apparently it's not. this is an open invitation. the president might have said something about it when he responded to the birthday greeting that president kim gave him a couple of weeks ago. there was nothing pre-cooked in this. the president reaching out to say if we can put this together let's do it.
>> laura: he said it was a feeler. you heard him at the spray. i put out a feeler. an invitation. he is all the way over there. >> you know politics well enough to know most feelers like that are already pre-cooked and arranged in dealing with -- but no, this is a real kind of shot in the dark type of thing. he has time built into the schedule when he gets to south korea. he has a lot of time in the afternoon and it is supposed to be good weather. he could always go up there. remember april 27th of last year, the shot where kim jong-un walked across the dmz, the line of demarcation and shook hands with moon. we were wondering when the president met in singapore would they meet there and have a same sort of thing? we could see that tomorrow. if kim gets the message and says
a couple hour drive from pyongyang, why not do it? what a scene that would be. and the critics, of course, will say the president is going there and getting nothing for it. you know, it is relationship management and if you can keep the relationship and keep the dialogue going, yeah. >> laura: it is better to talk. these talks with china might impact whether that actually happens or not given the closeness, the brewing closeness between xi and kim jong-un as well. that's part of what we're going to see play out. >> and there is a whole lot of things going on around that as well. china is very close to getting a trade deal with japan. the united states is trying to get a new trade deal with japan. then the president wants china to work on kim jong-un and you have vladimir putin who is meeting with kim jong-un. there is a small version of the great game going on here with north korea at the center of it
all. >> the big dog is still the united states. our market is what everybody wants. >> okay. >> laura: the president is walking in now. we just got word. this is a fox news alert. there he is moments away is this meeting that he is going to have -- i think the biggest of his presidency, no doubt bit, with president xi of china. you have ongoing stalemate in these trade talks with fairly significant tariffs being put on about now $200 billion of chinese goods. u.s. markets affected mostly in soybeans. but still wall street a lot of big businesses want to see an end to the tariffs. president trump has stood fairly firm in the face of enormous amount of pressure brought to bear upon him. he will be sitting down in just a moment. these always take a while to set up. a lot of chairs and a lot of
talks have already taken place between lighthizer and the trade a minister. let's listen in. the sound is going in and out. when it comes up we'll bring it back to you. not touching his back. the president standing firm, handshake. he put the firsthand shake out and xi has to -- there goes the touch of the back, the domination move again. there he goes. steve mnuchin treasury secretary, mike pompeo, john bolton at the end of the table. there we go. let's listen in.
>> laura: we're noticing here at the studio that president trump doesn't look all that happy. we don't want to read too much into it. mike pompeo is pretty stern faced. colonel macgregor agrees with me. ivanka is smiling. >> in 1971 in a place just over 100 kilometers from here, chinese and american ping-pong players participating in the 31st world table tennis championships had friendly interactions with each other. and that marked the beginning of what we now call ping-pong diplomacy, the small ball played a big role in moving world events.
and then eight years later in 1979 our two countries established diplomatic relations 40 years ago. 40 years on, enormous change has taken place in international situation and china/u.s. relations but one basic fact remains unchanged, china/united states both benefit from cooperation and lose in a confrontation. cooperation and dialogue are better than friction and confrontation. recently mr. president you and i have stayed in close communication through phone calls and exchange of letters. today i'm prepared to exchange views with you on the fundamental issues concerning the growth of china/u.s. relations. so as to set the direction for our relationship in the period to come and to advance the china/u.s. relationship based on coordination, cooperation and stability.
>> president trump: thank you very much, mr. president. we have had a lot of time together and we've become friends. my trip to beijing with my family was one of the most incredible of my life. i have seen a culture that rarely would you see. chinese culture is an incredible culture. i look forward to working with you, as you know, we've had an excellent relationship but we want to do something that will even it up with respect to trade. i think it's something that is actually very easy to do. i actually think that we were
>> i understand that we may be meeting and we spoke with the people. there's been no nuclear tests, no long-range ballistic tests. a lot of good things are happening over this. we will see. i can't tell you exactly, but they did respond very carefully. i want to thank everyone for being here today. a lot of press. they are most happy that you are . the g20 summit has been fantastic. he's done an incredible job, as he always does.
you know where it's going to be next year. i think most of you know where it's going to be next year. we will be announcing exactly what's happening. this summer was really well done . this marks my third visit to japan as president. melania and i just left tokyo a short while ago, a very short while ago where we were the first state guests of the emperor of japan. the first time and 202 years that that took place. i always like being back in japan. we've never been closer to japa then we are right now. the largest economies have convened here, which is a
tremendous city. when we fly over it, we think does it ever stop. it's a good job that they do with manufacturing and industrial. it's really incredible. we had a very productive conversation of not only nations , but business leaders. we put together a lot of ideas and a lot of challenges for the future and we will get things going very well. you probably saw that ivanka di a fantastic job. we discussed structure at great
length. the need to impose rule of law and achieving a future for international trade that works all of the time for all of the people, and in addition to the working sessions, i had tremendous bilateral meetings and just some of them, japan, india, germany, russia. china, turkey, uk, mexico also with the representatives that are doing an incredible job. i appreciate it and i want to thank them. they had trips to their souther border they ordered somewhat of
a surprise, 16,000 troops our southern border. hours are a disgrace. we have loopholes. we could fix the asylum very quickly and fix the loopholes, but we could get rid of the loopholes, but we've got no problem with the border. i think they want open borders. they wanted balls to be built. so a section of wall. they will appeal it right away, ninth circuit. i put a lot of judges in and bear part of the ninth circuit now. it's very unfair. it's very unfair when a judge can do what they do or they can
close down a country. we also had a big victory last week with the wall. so we are building a lot of wall . just yesterday late from the judge of ninth circuit, there was no reason that that shouldn't happen. a lot of the wall is being built . mexico is doing a good job and they've done incredible work. they're just special people. law enforcement in general it i just special people. so with that i want to say that these meetings have been great. we had a great meeting. president xi and i have known each other since i've been
president. i've never seen anything like it . it was beautiful. we talked last night about the presidency. it was really incredible in beijing. bullet was rolled out for all o us for our country. we had a great meeting and we will be continuing to negotiate and i promise that for at least the time being, we are not goin to be lifting tariffs on china. we will be adding an additional tremendous amount, which could be taxed. we are not doing that. china, where we left off.
they're going to be consulting with us, spending money and doing negotiations. i call them the great patriots. and china is going to be buying a tremendous amount of food and agriculture. and they are going to start tha very soon. our farmers are going to be a tremendous beneficiary. we look at our farmers into thi he position. the farmers about a hard time. you look up the graph and it is fairly steeply down. it was a terrible deal. and i spoke with nancy pelosi last night about the need to mexico and canada.
they will have to make decision. that is one that the farmers love, the manufacturers love. is a great deal for this country . afterwards i think one of the it's a great deal for this country and nafta was one of the most straight deals ever made. maybe the wto was worse, the wto from the time that happened in 95 from the time that happened, china became like a rocket ship. pretty much flatlined and joined the wto and became they went through the roof and very much to our liability we lost tremendous amounts of money over that time and tremendous amounts. it was a terrible deal, wto. if you look at nafta, nafta has been