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tonight, summit suspense just days away and president trump projecting confidence, already talking about a second meeting with kim jong-un. >> i think i'm very well prepared. i don't have to prepare much. it's about attitude. also tonight, rudy gets personal taking swipes at stormy daniels. >> i don't respect a porn star the way i respect a career woman or a woman of substance. >> giuliani also invoking melania trump, what he says she believes. an urgent airlift to america, children critically burned in a volcano disaster, emergency evacuations amid the search for hundreds still missing. protesters erupt over an undocumented
father detained while delivering pizza to a military base. sky high, the summer airfare prices are soaring. tonight when travel experts say is your best time to buy. and spotlight on the country music star honoring the teacher who helped him find his voice. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening and thanks for joining us. days before his historic face-to-face meeting with kim jong-un, president trump is floating the possibility of a good relationship with the north korean dictator and some day welcoming kim to the white hse. the president also emphasizing the value of attitude over preparation ahead of the most important foreign policy challenge of his young presidency. nbc's peter alexander has details. >> reporter: president trump tonight before ever meeting with kim jong-un already dangling a second summit here in the u.s. if next week's face-to-face goes well. >> maybe we'll start with the white house.
what do you think? >> reporter: the president today projecting confidence heading into a negotiation unlike any he's ever faced before. >> i think i'm very well prepared. it's about attitude. it's about willingness to get things done. >> reporter: today alongside abe to make sure they are on the same page before him and kim meet. if they say this is just a photo op, what do you tell them? >> no, we'll start with a good relationship. >> reporter: the president in longer threatening fire and furry but looking ahead to a friendly negotiation and says former presidents should have diffused the crisis years ago. >> we'll get it done. >> reporter: still the president says he's willing to walk and stiffen sanctions on the north if necessary. >> they have to denuc. if they don't, that will not be acceptable. >> reporter: secretary of state mike pompeo that met twice with
kim jong-un thinks the north korean dictator is serious. >> he has indicated to me personally that he is prepared to denuclearize. what's the u.s. willing to give in return? economic development.!r and a commitment to kim jong-un's security. to make any deal stick, pompeo says they have to ask congress to sign off. also today president trump said japan's prime minister will not be in the room for the sit down with kim jong-un but right after the summit, secretary of state pompeo says he will travel to japan, south korea and china to fill them in on what happened. lester? >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. in the meantime this evening, the president's personal lawyer rudy giuliani is getting personal and perhaps going rogue with the comments on evening from stormy daniels to kim jong-un. our chief white house corresponde correspondent hallie jackson has rudy's pointed remarks in the push back. >> reporter: it's
getting pointly personal for donal trump. >> look at his three wiv. beautiful women, classy women. women of great substance. stormy daniels? >> reporter: rudy giuliani out now with a strategy to smear stormy daniels and try to undermine her credibility. >> i'm sorry, i don't respect a porn star the way i respect a career woman or a woman of substance. >> reporter: after the porn star said president trump's personal attorney paid her off to keep her quiet after an alleged affair with donald trump, one he denies. >> you don't talk about people like that. it doesn't matter her job is. >> reporter: giuliani says i am not undermining daniel's credibility but pointing out she has no credibility. >> they want to bring ridicule upon her for what she does for a living and try to claim that she's not credible because of her profession. it's an outrage. >> reporter: giuliani referencing melania trump that has never publicly commented on daniel's allegations. >> she believes in her husband. she knows it's not true. >> reporter: the first
lady's spokesperson tells nbc news, i don't believe mrs. trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with mr. giuliani. call it rudy going rogue after he said on an overseas trip, north korea's kim jong-un got on his hands and knees and begged to talk to president trump. >> rudy doesn't speak for the organization with this negotiation and set of issues. >> reporter: giuliani officially handles matters related to the special counsel for the president but unofficially, now, he's veering into other lanes. >> stormy daniels? >> reporter: clashing into controversy. hallie jackson, nbc news, washington. now to the growing volcano disaster in guatemala and the active mission of airlifting many children to american hospitals for emergency treatment. the death toll now at least 99 with nearly 200 missing. nbc's gabe gutierrez takes us on a critical flight. >> reporter: it was an urgent rescue mission, doctors and nurses
careful ly moving some of the youngest burning victims from guatemala's volcano disaster on to airplanes. the precious cargo, six girls arriving in galveston, texas. juan jose rescued two of his daughters from the volcano's furry. he says they saw homes collapsing around them but somehow survived. stunning satellite images reveal the destruction. this was the village before the eruption and this is after. 16-year-old edmon garcia barely escaped that town but lost his brother and father. i never experienced this he says. it's hard not to be home. thousands like him are in emergency shelters. how great is the need right now? >> it's very big. >> reporter: we met the head of the international red cross at a makeshift morgue with 80 bodies and more coffins than answers. it's so painful she says. she lost three daughters.
the pain here is raw. relative after relative waiting for the news that may or may not ever come. pedro has been waiting here in this spot for four days waiting to see the retains of his daughter and 17 members of his extended family. i have nothing left he says. the sudden eruption was terrifying. now the weight is unimaginable. more explosions have sent plumes of smoke thousands of feet into the air and search teams here warn there could be more eruptions. lester? >> all right. gabe gutierrez, thanks. tonight, there are new concerns being raised about the behavior of a powerful member of the president's cabinet. epa administrator scott pruitt, more allegations he's using the powers of his office for personal gain. nbc's kasie hunt has the details. >> reporter: epa administrator scott pruitt's problems piling up. today "the washington post" reporting he asked his taxpayer
funded security detail to drive him to multiple ritz carlton hotels in search of his favorite moisturizing lotion and asked them to pick up his dry cleaning. a pruitt spokesperson denies it saying his detail protects him in his personal or official capacity and a top pruitt staffer stepping down yesterday after she told congress pruitt was interested in quote securing an old mattress from the trump hotel and pruitt asked for special help for a business opportunity for his wife who wanted to open a chick-fil-la franchise in lahoma. >> we need more of them in tulsa and across the country. >> reporter: the deal nevh by pruitt yesterday. >> epa is doing really, really well and, you know, somebody has to say that about you a little bit. you know that, scott. >> reporter: mr. pruitt do you owe taxpayers an apology, sir? pruitt is losing support even from
members of his own party. >> he's acting like a moron. >> reporter: he is facing 15 allegations and the credibility office found he broke the law when he installed a $43,000 phone booth in his office. >> it's about as swampy as you get. >> reporter: tonight pruitt working for a president that promised to drain the swamp. kasie hunt, nbc news, the capital. let's turn to the mystery that triggered the evacuation of diplomats. the state department confirming employees from a u.s. consulate there suffered unexplained health problems similar to the concussion-like symptoms staffers in cuba reported. u.s. officials are investigating both china and cuba have denied any role. controversy has erupted in new york where the democratic governor and mayor are taking up the cause of a pizza delivery man about to be deported. they claim he was doing his job, but federal officials say they had reason to arrest him. nbc's ann thompson has
the details. >> reporter: it is the case fraying tempers in new york. seven people detained this week, protesting the expected deportation of a pizza delivery man, an undocumented worker from ecuador turned over to federal immigration officials after making a food delivery return to the fort hamilton army base. >> why was this time different than other times pablo came to deliver food to the army base? >> reporter: he showed his new york city identification card. the base says it followed procedure sending him to the visitor's center to get a pass where he signed a waiver for a background check, standard for all visitors. that check revealed a fugitive warrant for his arrest, issued after i.c.e. says he agreed to voluntary deportation in 2010 but never left violating a court order.
in a phone call from a federal detention center in new jersey, the father of two begged for mercy. >> i miss my daughter and my wife. >> reporter: today his wife, sandra, an american citizen dropped off a suitcase for her husband, the father of two. >> they want to play with him. it's really hard every day trying to look for an answer for them when they start to ask about him. it's very hard. >> reporter: and it may only get harder. she says her husband could be deported as soon as monday. ann thompson, nbc news, new york. a flash flood emergency in central oklahoma today after five inches of rain in three hours as slow-moving storms triggered multiple water rescues that started to reseed. look at this, a monster tornado on the ground near wyoming for about an hour. it happened yesterday causing isolated damage but no reported injuries. to an nbc exclusive, the shocking wakeup call about a deadly crisis. every day in this country, 115 people
die from on opioid overdose. most start using drugs before age 25 but there is a raw and sobering new ad campaign about opioids coming to your tv screen and tonight the surgeon general tells us while it may be alarming, it will save lives. nbc's cynthia mcfadden has more in the series, "one nation overdosed". >> first time i tried vicodin it was laying around my mom's house and i kept taking it whenever i could get them. i didn't know they would be this addictive. i didn't know how far i would go to get more. >> reporter: this is a first look at one of the new ads launching today. be warned, the story is real, raw and deeply upsetting. >> opioid dependence can happen after five days. know the truth, spread the truth. >> pretty powerful and pretty direct and actually shocking. >> well, the ads are hard-hitting but it's important to know they are scientifically
validated. >> reporter: we were invited to the white house for an interview about the new campaign. >> this epidemic is a national health emergency. >> reporter: the crisis affects every segment of society as the surgeon general knows firsthand. >> my baby brother phillip is in prison due to crimes he committed to support his addiction. >> reporter: for an administration often accused of polarizing the country, this issue they say must rise above politics. we must, must see this as a non-partisan issue looking for bipartisan solutions. >> reporter: the ads transcend politics produced over the last seven months in partner with the truth initiative known for its extremely effective 19-year anti smoking campaign. >> we know from our evaluations that we have prevented over a million young people from smoking over the life of the truth campaign, which is extraordinary. >> reporter: that track record with young people is why the white house says
it was eager to partner with them and the ad counsel. >> we want young people to look at this and really have that reaction of like, i want to look away but i can't look away, now what should i do? >> reporter: the ads pushed to a new website loaded with information. >> the administration has been criticized for not doing enough and not doing it fast enough. >> that's unfortunate and i would tell the critics and naysayers to educate themselves and come aboard and learn how to help because we can use everyone's assistance here. >> reporter: a national emergency in need of tough new medicine. >> we can, we will and we must overcome and it starts with prevention and education and that's what this ad campaign is all about. >> reporter: cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, washington. the death of kate spade has been ruled a suicide by a new york medical examiner. spade's death part of an alarming trend according to a new cdc report released today that shows a dramatic
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the nightly news spotlight and arts and pop culture and shine in on big names in country music performing to support all kinds of music education programs. it's the kickoff to the cma fest in nashville, which each year also honors several music teachers of excellence. giving them the red carpet treatment they deserve. ♪ >> country music star and grammy nominee chris young sells out stadiums across the country. ♪ >> but this tennessee native has never forgotten where he came from. >> i don't know that i'd be doing what i'm doing now had i not been exposed to such wonderful educators and the opportunity to just be able to do music.
>> his teacher brenda gregory knew 19 years ago he was special. >> early on when chris was in my classroom as a freshman, i knew he had that spark. i thought to myself, this kid is going to go someplace. >> together with the country music association foundation, chris young honored music teachers from across the country. an evening where teachers got to share the spotlight. >> one of my buddies was like man, i thought you was just music teacher but you're a rock star, man. >> chris young's passion sparked by high school musicals with mrs. gregory. >> it's been so long since i've actually gone through and looked at these photos. >> after 37 years, mrs. gregory is still hard at work. >> when she sees potential in a student, she pushes them more than anything. >> i just need a lot of power on the melody. >> anything is
possible under her. anything is possible. if she told me to fly, i might be able to do it. >> stars giving back to the teachers to help them find their voice. tomorrow night at the end of the broadcast, our new segment of above and beyond, the people that have gone the extra mile doing something extra ordinary this week. we'll tell you about them. that is nightly news for this thursday night. i'm lestschool )s out for the . and we have the new list of "most polluted beaches. 5 local right now at 4:30, school is out for the summer and we have the new list of the most polluted beaches, and five of our local beaches are on this dubious list. new details about the fiery tesla crash that killed a peninsula man. what the car did seconds before the crash. caught on camera. the search is on for this man who kicked a homeless man and then walked away. the news at 4:30 starts right now. good afternoon. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jeanelle wang.
we're on early because of the stanley cup final. a heavy police presence in the mission district after reports of a double shooting. this video was just sent in from our photographer near the scene. you can see this neighborhood roped off with police tape. the shooting happened about 90 minutes ago near treat street. >> police say two victims have been taken to the hospital. no word yet on their condition and no word on a suspect either. we'll bring you any more information as it comes into our news room. >> other top story, sfpd is asking for the public's help tracking down a man who attacked a homeless man. >> you can see the person in a suit walking up and kicking the man while he's sitting on the sidewalk. >> nbc bay area's sam brock jos