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this morning, markets on edge after president trump proposes new tariffs. top republicans are calling on him to reconsider and critics argue americans are the ones who may pay the price. plus, is another white house shake-up on the way? there is new reporting that national security adviser, hr mcmaster may soon be ousted from the west wing. and in the russia probe, special counsel bob mueller is reportedly eyeing charges against russia who carried out the hacking attack designed to hurt democrats in the 2016 election. ♪
good morning, everybody. it is friday, march 2nd. what a week with it's been. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside louis burgdorf. president trump said he will impose steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the united states. the white house gathered executives from american steel and aluminum can company companies, a meeting that had had not been on his public schedule the night before. aides described it as a listening session, but the president did much of the talking and made big news. take a listen. >> we're going to be instituting tariffs. next week we'll be signing. we'll see you next week. thank you, everybody. thank you very much. >> unlimbed period. unlimited. >> 25%, sir? >> it will be 25% for steel. it will be 10% for aluminum.
it will be for a long period of time. >> so trump reportedly stupped many inside of the west wing and stock markets, as well, quickly dropping the s&p 500 by nearly 2% and wiping out the dow's year-to-date gains. senior officials told "the washington post" that staff secretary rob porter who left after allegations of spousal abuse became public had worked with chief of staff john kelly to keep those advocating for tariffs from beganing access to the president. washington post reporter jeff dossiey said white house personnel just texted me to say things were wild, changing by seemingly the minute and that no one knows what trump is going to announce on a number of issues. later, the white house publicly denied that anyone was caught off guard. watch this. >> this is something, again, that the president has been talking about for a long time. it's not a surprise.
and we're going to continue doing what we can to protect american workers. that was something the president committed to during the campaign. this is something he feels is vitally important. that part is new and he's announcing his intent to make those things happen next week and we'll have more details on that. did he make that decision today? again, this is something the president has wanted to do for quite some time. . so republicans' reaction on capitol hill to the president's tariff announcement was one of shock and dismay. as as of yesterday evening, nbc news couldn't confirm that neither paul ryan or mitch mcconnell had been warned and ways and means committee had been answered. in a statement, paul ryan's said this, the speaker is hoping the president will consider the unintended consequences of this idea and look at other approaches before moving forward. pat toomey said in part, quote,
imposing new hare huge tariffs on all kinds of imported steel is a big mistake that will increase costs on american consumers, cost our country jobs and invite retaliation from other countries. and senators orrin hatch and ben sass flat out rejethed tcted th proposal. >> i love the president. i think he's done a terrific job up to now. this could turn him the other way. whoever advised him on this ought to be reprimanded. it's not going to help america. it's going to cause higher prices around here and make us less competitive. >> if you own a steel mill, today was great for you. if you consume steel and every american family that bought something at the store that had metal in it, today is a bad day for you. there will be retaliatory tariffs against the farmers and ranchers and producers and the workers of america. this is lefty economic policy and we've tried it a whole bunch of times and every time american
families have suffered. and this morning, it appears another key members of trump administration may be leaving. h.r. mcmaster, the president's national security adviser is the latest news that comes out of the white house that finds itself on the defensive. kristen welker has the details. with the white house already in turmoil, five people familiar with the discussions tell nbc news national security adviser hr mcmaster may be on his way out as early as this month. the ouster is being orchestrated by chief of staff john kelly and defense secretary james mattis. white house spokesman michael antawn dismissing the story writing, i was just with president trump and h.r. mcmaster in the oval office. president trump said the nbc news story is fake news and told mcmaster that he is doing a great job. >> he is a man of tremendous talent. >> mcmaster was brought into the administration from the pentagon a year ago to replace michael flynn who has since pleaded
guilty in the russia investigation to lying to the the fbi. it all comes as the president's inner circle is getting increasingly smaller. hope hicks afounnounced her resignation. jared kushner's top security clearance revoked last week. kushner's family business received loans after bank executives had meetings at the white house. >> jared is still a valued peb of the administration and he's going to continue to focus on the work he's been doing and we're going to continue pushing forward on that front, as well. >> chief of staff john kelly poked fun at his -- >> i miss every one of you every day. the last thing i wanted to do was walk away from one of the great honors of my life, being the secretary of homeland security. but i did something wrong and god punished me, i guess. >> that was kristen welker
reporting. special counsel robert mueller is building a case for criminal charges against russians who carried out the hacking and leaking of private information during the 2016 election. the nra is disputing the suggestion that president trump is behind imposing new gun laws following his surprising embrace of implementing new measures in that stunning meeting with congressional leaders earlier this week. the top lobbyist for the group, chris cox, revealed in a tweet that he met with the president and vice president pence last night. cox added this, we all want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from dangerous people. president and vice president support the second amendment, support strong due process and they don't want gun control. an hour after cox's tweet the president tweeted, good, great meeting in the oval office tonight with the nra. so this skomg just one day after the president stunned many republicans by embracing ideas pushed by democrats in a
bipartisan meeting to limit access to some guns, even mocking some in his own party for their unwillingness to stand up to "the washington post." trump has been telling people that he wants to do more than his advisers can be done on guns. >> bob mueller is assembling information against the russians who alleged ily stole and leaked e-mails to undermine the democrats in the 2016 presidential election. multiple officials familiar with the matter tell nbc that the possible new charges are expected to rely heavily on secret information gathered across the intel community. and like the charges mueller unveiled two weeks ago, the new indictment would reveal the russian intelligence operation and the people behind it with new and very vivid details. a spokes mapp for the special counsel declined to comment on this story. paul manafort is set to
appear in court in alexandria, virginia, this afternoon. man that ford is expected to enter a second plea related to lying on tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. manafort could face a prison sentence of about 15 to 20 years. manafort's trial in washington, d.c. is slated to begin on monday, september 17th, just seven weeks before the midterm elections. let's go to washington now. daniel lipman is joining us. good to see you. >> happy friday. >> very happy friday. very much appreciate you joining us this early on a friday morning. of course. >> i want to talk to you first about hr mcmaster, the report that he's going to be replaced. what are you hearing? >> so mcmaster feels like he's been short changed by jim mattis. so he will bring proposals to defense secretary mattis and mattis won't give him the resources he needs or won't agree with him. and remember mcmaster was
undermined by president trump on twitter saying mcmaster had forgotten something about the incontrovertible evidence of russian meddling. so clearly, he might be going back into the army and he's been talking to stanford's hoover institution for a new job there. so let's move to the russian investigation now. we have mueller preparing charges against the russians on the washington side of things. do we have a sense now that mueller is closing in on the administration? >> so i think he's been closing in administration for a while. the issue is he hasn't gotten that interview with trump yet. one senior democrat i talked to said the thing that you have to washing is trump digging into the -- or is mueller digging
into the financials of donald trump. are they looking at did trump have to rely on russian banks because american banks had basically cut him off for funding because he had all of those multiple bankruptcies. so that is what i would watch out for. we have not seen evidence that mueller has gotten from deutsche bank records, for example. >> i want to talk about the morale in the white house with the hope hicks departure and all the departures that happened before her. is there some sort of sinking morale in the white house as we see donald trump's inner circle that stuck by him from the get-go essentially gone, besides his family members, and do you think john kelly can turn it around at this point? >> i think it's a lost cause for morale right now. and it could get worse. jared and ivanka could be going back to new york and that would the deprive trump of his family. who is he going to rely on now that hope is leaving? she's almost like a surrogate
daughter for him. it's tough in the white house right now. they feel like they are on severe pressure. thanks,.daniel. >> thank you. and president trump talked about individuals and families affected by the opioid epidemic at the white house. he talked about executing drug dealers. he seemed to express praise for the idea once between yesterday. take a listen. >> some countries have a very, very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty. by the way, they have much less had of a drug problem than we do. so we're going to have to be very strong on penalties. >> and trump went on to say that he spoke to the attorney general about bringing lawsuits against some opioid manufacturers as part of his push for stricter penalties. the president has repeatedly said that combatting the opioid crisis is a priority for his administration. all right. still ahead, everybody, after
backlash over a major furniture bill, hud secretary ben carson, he's trying to back pedal. plus, thousands of flights are already canceled today as a major storm heads towards the northeast bringing heavy rain and raging winds. we're going to get a check on the weekend forecast from bill karins when we come back. don't we need that cable box to watch tv?
welcome back. let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist bill cakarins. with we have a full nor'easter in new york. >> flight delays, school cancellations, school delays. we got hit hard overnight in erie, pennsylvania, cleveland. syracuse, new york, 6 inches on the ground, snowing hard and a lot of roads are just now being plowed. you can imagine there would be school cancellations and school delays there. that's the snowy part of the storm. it's raining hard from philadelphia to new england. as the nor'easter is forling,
it's just off the coast of new jersey, south of long island where my hand is located here. everything is going to spin around this counterclockwise around the nor'easter. that's start to go bring in the cool winds on the back side. here is our wind gust map. this is current. l last hour, we had a 52-mile-per-hour had wind gust already. right now, we're at 40 miles per hour. even as far south as roanoke in the mountains. even though there's no leaves on the trees, you can get some dead or dieing trees that can come down and get some sporadic power outages. the winds are not that strong early today. philadelphia, new york and long island because the storm is almost over the top of us. it's the opposite of a hurricane where the center is calmer than the on outside. so wind advisories and warnings, 76 million people are at risk of high wind warnings here. 7:00 a.m. this morning, winds are in the 50-mile-per-hour range, d.c. to norfolk to
hatteras. 60 to 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts. that's when new york city picks up the strongest into the 50s. saturday morning, everything calms down. yasmin, the big story is the coastal flooding. we expect top five all time tide levels. that's why they're saying there would be structure damage, property damage and there will be people cut off because of water. >> let's hope there aren't people out there trying to surf. >> they're trying to tell people to evacuate and get out of the way. >> are we seeing any snow in this? >> you may see some flakes towards the end, but no accumulation. >> north of new york, though? >> if you travel about 20, 30 miles north, you'll be in it. >> there you go. i want to turn now to the crisis in korea. the u.s. military plan is marching ahead. the "new york times" reporting the u.s. conducted a classified military exercise last week in hawaii examining how american
troops and equipment would mobilize and strike if they're ordered. commanders who participated reportedly were told if war broke out to expect roughly 10,000 american soldier combat deaths in the opening days alone and that the number of civilian casualties would likely be in the hundreds of thousands. officials stressed the planning does not mean the decision has been made to go to war and conduct strikes on north korea. on the latest example of turmoil in the state department, the united states ambassador to mexico is resigning. roberta jacobson who served the u.s. for more than three decades says she's stepping down, quote, in search of other opportunities, adding she's leaving, quote, with mexico in my soul and in my heart. jacobson was reportedly viewed highly among both mexican officials and the public even as relations between the u.s. and mexico have drastically evolved
under president trump. jacobson's resignation will take effect on may 5th. and among reports of a hue priced overhaul to his office, ben carson has asked to scrap the the order for the costly furniture. the white house and hud announced that the $31,000 new dining room that had been ordered for carson late last year has been canceled. however, carson's business manager said stating the order might not be possible stating that the person contracted has already spent $14,000 to make the new table. and it is unlikely the government will recoup all its money even if the dining room set is never ordered. hud officials say this order was made without carson's knowledge. the two the put out a statement wednesday night on their twitter account amid those reports
saying, quote, there has been no dishonesty or wrongdoing by us. >> come on, you can always scrap a furniture order. plus, i guarantee if they went to ikea, they would be able to get a cool dining room set for $1,000. not $31 is,000. they might have to just build it themselves. i just use masking tape when i use my ikea furniture. just get that duct tape out. >> as long as you hide it, it works. coming up, steph curry shows us all what can happen when you try to play golf indoors. the roasted core wrap. 3, 2, 1... not cool. freezing away fat cells with coolsculpting? now that's cool! coolsculpting safely freezes and removes fat cells with little or no downtime. and no surgery. results and patient experience may vary. some rare side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort and swelling. ask your doctor if coolsculpting is right for you
welcome back. time now for sports. the lakers tool their talents to south boech to square off against dwyane wade and the miami heat. isaiah thomas led in points. l.a. got the 131-113 victory there. mean wile, the 76ers made a case for the upcoming lebron sweep stakes showing the cavaliers that trusting the process looks like even with lebron's near triple-double the 76ers go on to win this one, 108-9. and the sacramento kings are able to hold off the brooklyn nets in overtime to notch the 116-111 win. switching over to college hoops where last night saw the return of arizona head coach
shawn miller, he was cheered by the home crowd despite the espn report that he allegedly discussed paying to secure the recruit of a freshman. miller has called the report defamatory. meanwhile, the cruise to victory beating stanford 75-67. next, louisville gets the ball in but, no, there's a turnover. traveling to the baseline once more a chance for virginia. deandre hunter bangs in the three for a buzzer beater for a 67-66 stunning win. and during the warriors three-game road trip, steph curry shows us why moms across the country said don't play ball in the house. he decided to practice his golf swing before the game against the atlanta hawks. it did not go well, breaking a
glass table, scattered shards all over the room. he called himself an idiot and displaying his mistake on instagram. it looks messi. now the pga tour responds, golf is hard. i love that. >> wow. i'm going to say that the hotel manager was not happy about the shattered glass. >> probably mott happy, but i think he can cover the costs of the cleanup. there are reports that h.r. mcmaster can be on his way out at the white house. plus, russian president vladimir putin touts new and highly sophisticated nuclear weapons. but denies talk of another cold war. that exclusive interview, coming up next. who's the new guy? they call him the whisperer. the whisperer? why do they call him the whisperer? he talks to planes. he talks to planes. watch this. hey watson, what's avionics telling you? maintenance records and performance data suggest replacing capacitor c4.
welcome back, everybody. it is the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. national security adviser hr mcmaster could soon be leaving his position in the white house. five people familiar with the discussions tell nbc news the white house is preparing to replace mcmaster as early as next month. the move is reportedly being orchestrated by chief of staff john kelly and defense secretary james mattis. now, according to officials, one leading candidate to replace mcmaster is auto industry executive steven begin. mcmaster was brought into the administration a year ago to replace michael flynn. mcmaster's ouster would be the
latest in the long string of shake-ups at the white house. michael anton responding to the report saying yesterday, quote, i was just with president trump and hr mcmaster in the oval office. president trump set the nbc news story is, quote, fake news and told mcmaster he is doing a great job. now, white house principal press secretary rob shaw reported saying in part, quote, we frequently face rumor and innuendo about officials. there are no personnel announcements at this time. but the potential departure of hr mcmaster caps a week the at the white house of shake-ups where the the president's aides have been left rattled and demoralized according to many reports. jared kushner lost access to high level intelligence and faced a report about white house meetings and business loans and
now krn reporti now cnn has been looking at an international deal by ivanka trump. they're looking at negotiations surrounding trump international hotel and tower innen vancouver. a spokesman for the trump organization said the company's role in the project is limited. this as politico reports the the president's tearin decision is driving out chief economic adviser gary cohn who some saw as a future chief of staff. he warned john kelly that he may resign if trump went ahead with his plan. the recent instability drew criticism from anthony ski mutually who is talking about who said if does the president want the to lose everyone because of general jack --. kelly acknowledged the turmoil with some humor.
watch this. >> the last thing i wanted to do was walk away from one of the great honors of my life, secretary of homeland security. but i did something wrong and god punished me i guess. >> special counsel bob mueller is apparently assembling the case for the next wave of potential charges. multiple government officials familiar with the matter tell nbc news that mueller is building a case against the russians who hacked and leaked private information of several key gps democrats during the 2016 election. now, nbc news national security reporter julia ainsley has more for us now. >> what we've learned that the intelligence community handed over information that they had about the russian hacking during the 2013 election. this is everything from electronic signatures to mal wear to the methods that were used by these hackers to get information from the democratic national committee and john
podesta and disseminate that information. it was very damaging to hillary clinton. it seems mueller has a lot of information. we've known for some time that there were russian fingerprints on this hacking. why hasn't he come out with these criminal charges already? it seems he may be waiting until the opportune moment in order to get coconspirators that may have been involved to cooperate. he would want to show as much information as possible to pressure them, to say this is what we have and you need to come forward and incorporate now. it also is the case that it is very unlikely that mueller would be able to extradite any of these hackers from russia. but there has been president in the past, so be watching for this, yasmin, and we'll see when and if mueller decides to put
out these criminal charges and if he decides to unseal it and make these charges public. it will be very telling and try to get closer to this question of what the president knew and when. back to you. >> thanks, julia ainsley for that report. this morning, canada and the eu are among the first to threaten countermeasures in response to president trump's announcement to discuss tariffs on steel and aluminum. the announcement did did a number on the markets. nbc news chief white house correspondent hallie jackson has more. >> it will be 25% for steel. it will be 10% for aluminum. and it will be for a long period of time. >> the move, meant to target china -- >> dow going out with a decline of 430 points on the bell. >> moved markets fast with discussions of an international trade war. but the president, in protectionist mode, argues this will ultimately help key jobs at
hole. >> yeah, they want to protect manufacturing in the united states, which is great. but i think there's other ramifications. >> but for consumers -- >> the winners here are steel companies in the united states who sell steel. the losers are any company that buy steel. >> how much more could you pay for, say, a car or a washing machine? it's still not clear. with few details after a seemingly off-the-cuff announcement. the president's decision is no surprise. he campaign on it with tough talk on tariffs even as far back as 2011 specifically challenging china. but timing caught even some staffers off guard along with key allies on capitol hill. >> this is just going to be a huge tax on american citizens. >> house speaker paul ryan says he hopes the president will consider the unintended consequences. more businesses in the u.s. use steel than make it, meaning they might be less competitive under the new policy. as for how this is playing out
internationally with allies around the world, canada, remember, sls tells the most st to the united states. there is a catch, though. president trump is not expected to formally sign this into action until next week. yasmin, back to you. back with us from washington, politico's daniel lippman. good to talk to you once again. >> thank you. >> so for the second time this week, we have seen the president's surprising members of his own party, not necessarily in a good way. first it was gun control and now it's tariffs. what's your read on all of this? >> you know, i would say that the the gun control thing was, you know, semi surprising. but with tariffs, we've been
expecting this anoinsment for months. >> and, you know, i don't think that gary cohn expected he would fully win over his argument that tariffs hurt millions of americans. so i think trump was looking for a win for his voters and, you know, he's had had such a tough run of press coverage in the last few days with aides leaving that he wanted to do this even though many of his own advisers, everyone on the hill, they oppose it. >> so does gary cohn jump ship after this, too? >> someone said he's going to jump ship after this, maybe, instead of charlottesville when he was originally rumored. i think he's exhausted by the job. so there's a multitude of factors that would lead to him exiting. we don't have any certainty on that yet. >> seems like that has been an excuse for many people at the white house that they are exhausted by the job. i wonder what the underlying reason is. let's talk about the issue of gun laws and the president shifting stance there.
do you think that this is sort of led congress to also really not get anything done, even on the very basic measures? we had the penalresident coming in that meeting where he seemed to soften on gun laws, where he seemed like he wanted to make some changes there. but then you had a matter with the nra and the nra saying he was softening his stance that we saw publicly. >> and it changes every day. i wouldn't blame trump for the lack of action on capitol hill. regardless of who is president, if republicans are in the control of the hill and even if democrats are sometimes, there is tough to get gun laws to stop these massacres. so you might see some small edges, you know, small laws at the edges, but it seems like until, you know, members of congress, you know, have to face anger constituents every day,
then there won't be changes. >> daniel lippman for us, thanks, daniel. have a good weekend. >> you, too. turning overseas now, russian president putin touted his arsenal including under water nuclear drones, hyper sonic missiles. nbc's megyn kelly on assignment in moscow sat down with an exclusive interview with putin following his speech. >> severalen analysts in the west have said this is the deg l declaration of a new cold war. are we in a new cold war? >> translator: if you were to speak about arms race, then an arms race began at exactly the time and moment when the u.s. otted out of the anti-ballistic
missile treaty. >> during his speech, putin accused the west of, quote, ignoring us. nobody listened to us. well, listen to us now. and preded to shceded to show a of an attack on mainland america. the state department responded. >> it was certainly unfortunate to have watched the video animation that depicted a nuclear attack on the united states. that's something that we don't enjoy watching. we don't regard that as behavior of a responsible international player. we saw it and we don't think it's responsible. we don't think that kind of imagery, seeing the portrayal in a cheesy video of that kind of attack being conducted on the united states as being a responsible action. >> meanwhile, u.s. officials analysts and experts are doubting putin's claims that his latest weaponry is fully
operational and that some of the animations date back over a decade, something megyn kelly pressed putin on. some analysts are suggesting you've tested it and it's failed. that's why you only showed animations of it today and have not yet produced any actual videos. >> translator: are you talking about icbm? >> yes, the one that you claim renders defense systems useless. >> translator: as a matter of fact, every single weapons system today easily surpasses and avoids an anti-missile system. >> you've tested it? >> the test was excellence. some of them have to be fine tuned and worked on. others are battle ready. >> for the record, right now, do you have a workable icbm that is powered by nukes that you've tested successfully? >> all of those tests were successful. it's just each of these weapons systems is at a different stage of readiness. one of them is already on combat
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for him. alex, it was also agony for those who were forced to watch. alex baldwin might be new to the scene, you guys. he's the forgot..baldwin brother, it seems. >> and there's nothing else going on right now. >> nothing. nothing else going on except alex baldwin. we have to tune into this alex baldwin guy. sarah huckabee sanders gave a firm no when asked if the president wanted to get writ of senior adviser jared kushner, but the answer was suddenly different for ag jeff sessions. watch this. >> sarah, does the president want to get rid of his attorney general? >> not that i know of. >> does president trump believe his attorney general is disgraceful? >> look, the president has made his frustrations very clear. i don't have anything else to add. >> a little different there.
let's turn to meteorologist bill karins now who has been tracking this storm for us. >> this storm is going to track huge implications for travel and schools and work and a lot of people struggling this morning already. just got a report from the finger lakes region. and power is out because it's a heavy, wet snow. that's western new york. that's all the blue here is the mod t moderate to heavy snow. al ban f albany, new york, 12 inches of snow. further to the south, it's a rain east. and the winds are starting to pick up up for coastal areas and even in the interior. d.c. at 40. earlier you were at 52. so the winds are picking up. they'll peak this morning, mid-atlantic to d.c. winds will be the highest on cape cod and boston as we go
throughout this evening. winter storm warnings are in the pinkish reddish color here. much of western new york and northern pennsylvania. this is the additional snowfall. one of the big questions is how far to the south can the snow make it today? will it make it down to the i-95 corridor. that's one of the hardest parts to forecast. you head to higher elevations. how about those winds. still about 75 million people, actually, 76 million people under high wind warnings or advisories. how many hundreds of thousands or millions of people will lose power. now we're hearing reports of about 2,000 in massachusetts. >> and all the travel delays, too, bill. >> so many people have string break plans. you name it, a lot of people have to wait until saturday. >> bill, i have one more story for you here. i'm sure you've regretted taking a late night uber before. but one new jersey native recently took the uber ride of a lifetime. after a night of partying with
friends near west virginia university last friday, kenny bachman called driver ended up him all the way back to his home in new jersey more than 300 miles away. the final fare was the sobering price of $1,635 and to make matters worse, the trip was more expensive becausebackman ended up ordering an uber sl which can hold up to six passengers. he had that one all to himself. >> he needed a big space to sleep. >> that's right pelt put a mattress, pillow back there. i don't know about that. but uber did confirm that the ride did happen andbackman did agree to pay the fair, over thely for him. >> do not black out in an uber xl. serious lesson, do not black out when you drive because a lot of bad things happen, especially taking a $1,600 ewing u uber
ride. >> the least of bad things. >> still ahead, a major retail joins the grow list of companies taking a stand on gun laws, plus markets here in the u.s. suffer heavy losses following president trump's terror comments. we're going to go overseas for a look at how market leaders and abroad are reacting to it.
ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. it joins retail giants walmart, kroger are and tic's sporting goods in tightening their policies after the deadly mass school shooting just two weeks ago. although members are known gop members, they reached out to them asking them to reconsider their policies. they responded to twitter saying in the wake of this shooting we've reviewed our policy on firearm sales and we will no longer be selling guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. >> and we're seeing steep losses following in the footsteps of president trump's announcement he will implement tariffs on steel. how bad, the markets overseas and what are traders and officials in the regions saying about this move by president trump? >> the moves in the markets are pretty bad this morning as well in asia some of the indexes, including the nikkei, the jab
japanese index was down by 2% and we're seeing that move into europe as well. german blue chip is down 2% at well. it's all being dragged down by any sectors that has connections to steel. and some of the steel producers are down as much as 4%. the reaction for the international community has been firm so far. we've heard from european commissioner says this is a blatant attempt to protect u.s. dusty. a german minister has added that terrorists with this global trade, canada's trade mincer is said it would defend its industries as well. and moodies who knew a thing or two about trade said this could single a mark deterioration in global trade relations and could be followed by further responses. >> president trump's words having a large impact in the global markets.
thanks so much. all right. coming up, everybody, another packed edition of "morning joe" fears that president trump's announcement of tariffs, steel, and aluminum may spark a trade war. plus, senator bill nelson of florida, whether he thinks president trump is serious about new gun control measures. and we'll talk to michael mcfaul after vladimir putin tells nbc news that it was actually the united states that started a new arms race. "morning joe" just moments away. models can be simulated...
welcome back, everybody. before we toss it over to "morning joe" let's check on the stories we'll be watching. the reverend billy graham will be laid to rest on friday. graham died at the age of 99 last week. >> and former trump campaign chairman paul manafort is set to appear in court today. he's scheduled to enter a second plea in federal court in alexandria where he faces 18 new and modified charges of lying on tax returns and failing to report foreign bank accounts. that does it for us on this
friday morning. have a fantastic weekend. make sure to watch alex baldwin this saturday on snl alongside lewisburg dore of. "morning joe" starts right now. i love the president tlifrpg he's done a terrific job up till now. this could turn everything the other way. whoever advised him on this is -- ought to be represent pra manlded. in all honesty it's not going to happen, it's going to cause higher prices around here and make us less competitive. >> well, a day aftershocking republicans on gun policy, president trump just did the same thing on trade and he caught congress, wall street, and even those that work for him in the white house completely off guard. meanwhile, the administration is shedding staffers with more resignations reportedly on the way. and, of course, the word of the day is chaos. featured in headlines and lead stories across the morning