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talk him out of blowing up the iran deal. his nominee for secretary of state, facing defeat in the foreign relations committee today. and the white house fighting concerns that kim jong-un is already winning the pr battle with president trump. >> we are cautious. i've heard the president say many times we're going keep up maximum pressure and not stop until they de-nuclearize. he's also said i can walk away from the table. humble hero. a manhunt in tennessee for a gunman suspected of killing four people at a waffle house sunday, before being stopped by james shaw, jr., who sprang into action. >> when i saw the barrel down, i just saw my opportunity and i attacked. and i took it and it worked out for myself. it worked out for myself and others that were actually in the waffle house at the same time. and it's boy. the dutch else of cambridge and prince william welcoming their third child today. in a year of celebration as they
prepare for prince harry's wedding next month. prince william arrived back at the hospital with his two children, george and charlotte, to meet their new baby brother. ♪ good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. i should have been wearing blue today, not pink. it's a boy. but first, foreign policy. trump's north korea tweets raising questions whether he's really too eager for that upcoming meetinging with kim jong-un, after lauding kim's offer of a nuclear test freeze as progress and good for the world. the president claiming the kim regime had agreed to de-nuclearization, tweeting that only time will tell if any long-term solutions can be reached when they meet face-to-face. joining me now is kristen welker and mark mazetti. mark, congratulations on the
pulitzer for you and your team. >> thank you. >> let's go to kristen, as we prepare for the arrival of president macron from france, who is really concerned about the iran deal. may 12th is the deadline on that, trying to talk the president out of blowing thated against the european union. but front and center today is the nomination of the presumptive secretary of state and north korea, the north korean summit. >> reporter: andrea, this is a week of high stakes foreign policy for all of the reasons you just mapped out. when macron meets with president trump, he's going to be arriving later on today. they are expected to discuss a range of topics today and tomorrow and front and center will be the iran nuclear deal. we are expecting the president of france to make the case to president trump that pulling out of the iran nuclear deal, blowing it up would effectively
send a strong message to north korea, that the united states can't be trusted when it comes to these international agreements, that it would undercut the u.s. position in terms of trying to strike a deal for de-nuclearization with north korea. that is how the president of france is going to apply pressure. will it work? we'll have to wait and see. we know he's going to try to press president trump when it comes to having engagement in syria. obviously, the president, as we've been reporting on, weeks ago indicated that he wanted to pull out and that he was advised against that from his military advisers. then, of course, launched more strikes against north korea in the wake of the latest chemical weapons attack there. but a lot on the agenda. again, it all gets under way. as you point out, against the very thorny backdrop whether or not his pick for secretary of state, mike pompeo, will make it out of committee today. >> the committee vote will be negative unless rand paul will change his mind and he reup
reconfirmed that he won't change it. but joe manchin saying he will vote for pompeo, that will give him enough votes. mark, the more troubling prospect might be gina haspel, up to become the first woman of the director of the cia. the prospects for her confirmation don't look that great. >> right. i mean, this is going to be a fight for several weeks where senators we've spoken to have said that they're wrestling with this issue of which way to vote. as you said, it's very, very rare for someone to be nominated for cia director who came up through the ranks of the cia. if someone has lived a life as a career spy, they are going to have some potentially controversial things in their back ground, creating potential
problems. the main issue has been her role in the detention interrogation program after 9/11, and her oversight of a base in thailand during which waterboarding occurred. this has been the main issue for those opponents to her nomination. and it's really hard to tell right now which way it is going to go. but it's just really fascinating issue about years and years after this has occurred, the -- you know, the issue has not gone away. the question of the united states engaging in torture. this is something that is going to be lingering for some time. >> and let's play a bit of susan collins. interestingly on "meet the press" she announced she was going to vote in favor of pompeo, but here's what she said to chuck about the cia nominee. >> where are you on her, have you made a decision? >> i have not. i had a lengthy meeting with her
last week. i would note that the mike morrell memo to look at her role in the destruction of the videotapes, which have been a major concern of mine -- >> of potential torture. >> exactly. exonerated her as far as the destruction of the tapes, but we still have a lot of questions to ask of her. >> that is sort of ominous warning from susan collins. d ian feinstein is also complaining about the critical memos during the torture period. mark? >> right, and it's not just her time in thailand running that part of the program. but as susan collins said, theithe i issue of the destruction of the tapes in 2005, she was the chief of staff to the director of operations, jose rodriguez. jose in the mapast said it was s
decision. but many people said she was very eager and pushed for this issue over time to get the tapes destroyed. the tapes were sitting in a base in thailand. so she certainly had a role, but defenders will say she was following orders. she can't have a choice about what to do in this case. >> and while the president was involved in these foreign policy issues, he's also got the legal questions, the mueller probe and michael cohen. you caught up with sarah sanders and asked her about the president's concerns. i want to play that tape. >> what is he worried that michael cohen could flip over? >> he said there isn't anything there for that to happen. >> why open the opportunity for him to suggest that he has something to hide, doesn't? >> no, i don't think the president has anything to hide. he's been quite clear on that. >> kristen, what is your
takeaway take takeaw takeaway? >> reporter: it was significant that the president said i don't think michael cohen is going to flip. of course, it raised the question, flip over what? what information does he have on the president. you heard sarah sanders saying he has nothing to hide. i anticipate we're going to hear more of that when she drebriefs reporters later on this afternoon. mark short echoing those comments as well, saying look, the president wasn't indicating that there's any wrongdoing, merely he doesn't think his former aide is going to try to turn on him. >> kristen, thank you. and mark, thanks for being with us today. and secretary of state nominee mike pompeo, democratic senator joe manchin facing a tough re-election, mentioning his support in a tweet.
and 48 likely republican supporters takes the pressure off of that floor vote. one concern remains for the white house, the optics of a republican led foreign relations committee reporting unfavorably if rand paul remains unopposed. >> i think it would be quite surprising to the voters of kentucky see rand fall vote for john kerry for secretary of state and against mike pompeo. >> senator, welcome and thank you. >> thank you. >> what are your big concerns? i assume you're going to be voting against pompeo. why don't you think it's important to get a confirmed secretary of state finally in?
and frankly one who has the president's ear, who can talk to white house, unlike rex tillerson? >> well, the secretary of state is in office for all issues, and that's why we have to put all issues on the table as part of his confirmation. so that includes his record on human rights, his anti-muslim comments he made very incendiary comment about the muslim leadership in the aftermath of the bombing and the olympic -- in the marathon in boston five years ago. he basically said that muslim leaders were complicit in that. i asked him to explicitly apologize for that in the confirmation hearing. he did not do that. i'm concerned about his previous comments about how 2,000 sorties in north korea would be sufficient to take out the nuclear program of the north
koreans. i'm afraid that if the diplomacy, which has now begun fails, that he is still an advocate for the use of weapons in north korea. there is no military solution to this problem. so i'm concerned in a number of fronts. and as a result, my vote will be no. >> senator, does it matter what happens in the committee today, since with joe manchin's vote and heidi hidecamp's, they likely have the votes to confirm this week? >> well, it matters in that the committee of jurisdiction is not going to give him a favorable recommendation, and that doesn't happen very often. and then it will go out to the senate floor, and each member, democrat and republican, will be able to vote upon it. but with that negative recommendation. so i think it's something that is a cautionary flag that will go up about his qualifications and the fact that senator paul,
a republican, in fact has reservations about his nomination is something that i think will be a real factor going forward in terms of how the american public views him. and perhaps serve as a check upon the impulses which he and john bolton have had in the past to first resort to a military rather than a diplomatic approach to the resolving of issues around the planet. >> and what do you want to see him do? let's assume he gets confirmed, what would you like to see him do to counteract some of the things that rex tillerson did? what is your top priority? >> well, you know, my goal would be that mr. pompeo himself ensure that whatever happens in the discussions with the north koreans, if it is a failure in the short run, is not, in fact,
an excuse to use a military incursion into that country. this is something that experts are now saying could result almost immediately in a 30,000 -- 30,000 death count for americans. up to 200,000 americans who could die. so that is something that we want to avoid. mr. pompeo is someone who clearly has kept that on the table in a way that rex tillerson did not. tillerson was truly pursuing diplomacy as his principle, if not exclusive avenue to resolve this issue. my goal is to make sure that i keep the pressure on pompeo, on president trump, to use all diplomatic and economic means possible in order to get a peaceful resolution of this problem. >> how worried are you about the iran deal? may 12th is the deadline. president macron is arriving
today, and unless he can persuade the president, it's really a long shot to even have him stay in the deal. >> well, i think obviously the role that macron, the role that merkel are going to play, is one of saying to the president that you cannot go alone here. you cannot do this unilaterally. you cannot leave the european community behind, which we're your allies in the construction of this deal, that if you want to work together to put additional sanctions on iran that deal with their adventurism in the middle east, their human rights abuses, their ballistic missile violations, that they are willing to work with the president, but to just end the iran deal would be something that would send the wrong signal to kim in north korea. it would send the wrong signal to saudi arabia, which is
looking for plutonium reprocessing and uranium enrichment equipment as part of a one, two, three agreement that is being negotiated right now with the trump administration. it would just have an incredible domino effect impacting other issues, not just in the middle east but across the rest of the world. >> senator, thank you very much for joining us today. >> you're welcome. and coming up, baby makes five. a brand new addition to the royal family. we'll go to london for the latest details on prince william and duchess kate's baby boy, coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. 25% of your mouth.
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and it's a boy. kate, the duchess of cambridge, giving birth to a son thth at s mary's hospital in london. just moments ago, the prince arrived back at the hospital with prince george and princess charlotte. the baby weighed in at 8 pounds and 7 ounces. in keeping with tradition, the paper proclamation announcing the birth was placed on a gold easel. joining me now is the royal editor for the sunday express. thank you very much for being with us. this is all, you know, she went in overnight, she had the baby.
then we hear she may be coming out tonight and going back to kensington palace? >> reporter: that's right, andrea. it's like when she had princess george and charlotte. she wasn't here. the first labor 10 1/2 hours, the second one 2 1/2, this one around 5 1/2. she was admitted about 6:00 a.m. london time and it's coming up to the 12-hour mark. but now the children have gone in. we understand that they may all leave together later. that might well be a sign, andrea, of a woman who has had a couple of children, knows the score, and wants to get back with the newborn and make sure all the siblings bond together nicely. >> i just love watching charlotte, with that royal wave down. this is a very exciting time, the plans for the wedding, 26 days from now, i think. and now this -- with three children under the age of 5, she's got her hands full, does kate. >> reporter: she has got her hands full.
with everything going on behind the palace gates and a very high prominent -- with prince marrying meghan markle, and the well wishes here, they were cooing over the sight of prince george and princess charlotte, who we don't see that often. certainly not in this kind of a setting. charlotte, completely at home in front of the cameras, turned around and gave them all a little wave, so the photographers here absolutely delighted. what we're wondering is whether the family will pose as five. i suppose that depends whether they're up to marshaling their three children under 5 in front of the media. >> it's quite remarkable. when william came out, i remember with george, the first child, and he was struggling to put the car seat in. there is something so new
generational about this family. and also the fact that before charlotte was born, they changed the succession to permit the female offspring to be in the line of succession, so that charlotte, and now this new yet-to-be named baby boy is right in the middle after her brother, george. >> reporter: yes, it's very more modern really, in the sense that in the old days, it used to be the case that an older sister would be superseded by a younger brother that might have taken the throne. the royals felt this wasn't modern, certainly not in line with 21st century thinking, so that's changed. it's not relevant to this royal family. when you talk about modern parenting, that's just it, we
have again seen prince william jump into the car himself, drive the car back to kensington palace to collect the children. prince george coming straight from school, still in his uniform. and charlotte coming, as well. him able to handle them both, because they are hands on parents. yes, they have a nanny and entourage. but i think they're trying to communicate like the rest of us, they're here celebrating the birth of a third baby. they appreciate they need to chair that with the public and why there's so much interest in britain, america, and around the world. >> indeed there is interest. camilla, thank you for taking the time. good to see you. >> thank you. coming up, off message. the president going on a weekend twitter rant, as his wife joins the former presidents and first ladies to mourn the loss of barbara bush. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc.
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news media, including chuck todd and maggie haberman. and the president also sent his condolences to the bush family, where his wife was representing the first family at the funeral in houston. joining me now, stephanie cutter, and bill crystal. bill, there was such a contrast between that service in houston, the john meecham eulogy, the remembrances about barbara bush. and despite bitter political rivalries after -- certainly in 1992, which we were all involved in, the way a genuine friendship developed between the bushes and the clintons. >> yeah. and i mean, there was a different era. you look at that photo of the bushes and clintons, and the obamas, md you thought, maybe a better era. >> what do you think -- i mean, is it just because of donald trump, social media, our politics have changed, our down there is more divide?
everything is more rapidly paced? >> well, it's everything obviously. and everyone keeps saying donald trump is the center, not the cause of all theses a protects of politics. having said that, i come back to the fact that he's president. he has a huge effect on the tone of things. we've had impolite and rude and et cetera, senators, governors, individual actors in our political scene. but they have tended to be marginalized pretty quickly, or at least held at arm's length. to have one as the president of the united states tweeting what he tweeted during the ceremony for the former first lady is astonishing. i think it does real damage. >> i'm recalling, stephanie, that when we were covering the campaign in 1992, after the richmond debate, i think, which did not go well for bush 41, and he referred to bill clinton as bozo. >> yes. >> we all thought this was
horrible. how can he use such language! [ laughter ] >> yeah, to bill's point, i think our country has definitely become more divide since 1992. but with president trump in the white house, there's a little bit of a different thing, even if you were with a country divided with two opponents, you could still treat a funeral respectfully, and politics around that funeral respectfully. what trump is doing, he could not have been sitting there without changing the dynamic of that funeral, and that wasn't lost on anybody. if you just look at the commentary around the picture of the first families and melania trump, his absence was the subject of the commentary throughout the weekend. if he had been in that picture, it would be a different dynamic. >> it's how disparaging he was of jeb and even barbara bush in the 2016 campaign. but sitting presidents don't
normally go to first lady's funerals. >> they don't. but they also don't tweet out insults. >> you've had experience, both of you have had experience shepherding nominees through the process. here you have a number -- gina haspel is in trouble. ronny jackson, the white house physician, widely liked by families, democratic and republican, first families. but he's been running an office of some 70 people. now he's going to be shepherding the v.a., a troubled agency with multibillion dollar budget. >> he still has a hearing late they are week, but we'll see what happens as he moves out of the committee to the floor. i think there's questions about his qualifications. not to say he can't answer those questions, but he would be in charge of an agency that's been plagued with problems that are real life and death circumstances for america's veterans. so i think that this is a standard that he has to show he can meet in terms of being able
and qualified to manage an agency like that. >> and in the midst of all these other problems with scott pruitt and others in the cabinet already, what about mitt romney this weekend, is that a surprise, bill, he didn't even win his primary? >> it's a convention, i guess, and he came second by a sliver. everyone is confidently saying he'll win the primary, these conventions are tilted towards the extremes and activists. but having said that, i don't know, the republican -- this is an admission against interest for me, since i would like to save the republican party from trump and trumpism. but when you look at these polls in the republican primary electorate, this year, they are awfully trump and trump influenced. kelly ward is leading in arizona. >> look at west virginia. >> west virginia, this fellow was convicted of crimes, he was
a coal mine owner. he's positioning himself as the trumpiest. so i'm not quite as confident. i hope mitt romney wins, but i'm not quite as confident as everybody else that you couldn't get a grassroots uprising. he hasn't lived in utah a long time. and if you don't like the establishment and big shots being imposed on you, there's a good populist campaign to run in the primary against romney. >> and at the same time, watching bob corker trying to explain -- >> that was good. >> you know, how he was annoyed that mitch mcconnell's people and the campaign committee leaked the fact that he had been chastised for saying at the christian science monitor breakfast the other day that his good friend, the former governor who was a democrat, is running against marshal blackburn, the republican nominee. >> it's clear where his heart
and head is. he was given the opportunity to clear that up yesterday on air and couldn't come up with anything to say about marsha bla blackburn except that she would vote for mitch mcconnell as leader. >> it was interesting that he felt he even had to say -- he's retiring from the senate. what does he care? he could say i know both candidates. i am just going to keep my vote to myself. i hope the voters of tennessee make an intelligent decision. but you have to stick with your party, no matter what. >> he had to say he was sticking with marsha blackburn, even though one of his best friends is running against her. thank you both. coming up, a search for a can i recall. how did the suspect in the waffle house shooting get his guns back after authorities seized them last year when he was trespassing at the white house? you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. ll be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it.
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jonathan, what poashington post opinion writer. heidi, john bolton doesn't need confirmation, but how much of a problem could this be for him? >> reporter: it could be a problem given we know that white house officials are still looking over his background in terms of his associations to outside groups, including super pacs, although it would probably be just more of a political problem versus any official cob fli -- conflict of interest in any way. this group has been proven in europe to be putting out information that is at least misleading and in some cases totally false. all of it anti-muslim and slant. for instance, in germany, which has been really a target of a lot of the news coming out of gatestone, a story in may of 2017 about germany, the headline, germany confiscating homes. it turns out this was about a single residence that had
apartment units in hamberg, and basically the owner was forced to make renovations because it had sat unused for five years. but it had nothing to do with migrants, and it took going to the german officials and confirming this. same thing with news in sweden and france. a lot had to do with fanning the notion of a "rape epidemic" in those countries. again, drilling down into the statistics and the numbers. there were problems with the headlines and with the percentages and information that was being put out. >> any reaction to these reports yet from the white house? >> as of right now, there suspect reaction. but it's because there's going to be a 1:00 p.m. press briefing. there has been so much stuff going on between north korea, the president talking about james comey, and floating the idea that the special counsel and investigation might be actually based on information that was illegal. and there's also, of course, the
international relations and the fact that the french president is coming today. so there are all these things that white house reporters have been wanting to ask and have been asking. there wasn't supposed to be a press briefing today, but this morning the white house added that press briefing. so there will be a lot of questions asked. i hope we can ask about heidi's reporting. >> at the same time, the barbara bush service this weekend. you wrote about her visit to a nursing facility here for aids patients for children. and this was so unusual, back in 1990, when they were still unwarranted fears about the contagiousness of aids, false fears. and if you look at this picture of her holding an aids baby, it was in quite the contrast to the belated recognition of the scourge that the reagan white house kept ignoring. >> the key to that picture is that the picture was taken in
march 1989. her husband, barbara bush's husband, george h.w. bush, had been inaugurated just two months before, so she's a brand new first lady, and she comes in, and this picture shot around the world, by hold thing baby, with aids. she and the administration were sending a clear signal. the silence on the epidemic is over. the white house sees and hears you. the white house is not afraid. if the grandmotherly first lady of the united states, can hold, can touch, can talk to the issue of hiv and aids and not be afraid and do so with confidence and so by her example that there was nothing to be afraid of, it was incredible. especially in stark contrast to what you were talki ining aboute shameful silence of the reagan administration. >> we're going to antioch, tennessee, where the sheriff and
other officials are talking about the continuing search for the suspected killer in the waffle house murders. >> yesterday, the police department was informed by a citizen from another county that, while he was traveling in the area of i-24 and old hickory bull yard near the truck stops of america, he came across a laptop case, a soft laptop case. the citizen saw it just laying there in the grass, picked it up and took it home to the other county. when he got home and opened it up, he saw there was a hand written identification card with the name travis reinking in the bag. now, our intelligence information tells us that reinking was in that immediate area on saturday night. at this juncture, we don't know if that laptop case wound up at i-24 and old hick try boulevard
prior to the shooting or after the shooting. nevertheless, when the search is completed of this immediate area, and it's being done very carefully by grids, when the search is completed here, it will be extended beyond i-24 and old hickory boulevard. if reinking is still in the woods, he's been there now for more than 24 hours. and at some point, he's going to have to try to come out for food or water. so the law enforcement presence is continuing significantly. we would urge citizens not just in this area, but also down to the county line, and beyond the i-24 old hick try boulevard area, to also be vigilant. we have talked to lamar advertising today, and very soon, electronic bill boards will be going up throughout the region with reinking's
photograph urging persons to call in if they see him. questions? >> did he steal a car? >> do you believe he may be getting help right now? >> there have been no confirmed sightings of him, so we don't know where he is. it is possible that he has left the area. we just don't know. he did steal a car last week. we have been if contact with the brentwood police department in williamson county. it is our understanding that last tuesday, he drove his pickup truck to -- near a bmw dealership in brentwood, parked it at a storage facility, walked to the bmw dealership, inquired about purchasing a bmw. when the sales associate asked for his identification, he refused to give it. but had the key fob for a bmw
automobile and stole the car from the dealership. police report that they found the vehicle as he was driving it, and engaged in a pursuit during rush hour. because of all of the vehicles on the road at that time, and the fact that this vehicle had gps capability and could be tracked, the pursuit was discontinued by the brentwood police department. later that evening, the vehicle was recovered from reinking's apartment complex. but i would hasten to add that they had no idea who the man was. he wouldn't give any identification. there was no clue whatsoever of his name. but due to the gps tracking, the vehicle, the bmw was recovered on tuesday from that apartment complex. >> you said he got the fob from the dealership, they gave it to him? >> i would defer to the brentwood police department for the specifics. >> but that car had nothing to
do with this shooting? >> that's correct. he stole the car on tuesday and was recovered on tuesday. >> did he just jump out of the car and leave it there or was he arrested there on site when they recovered the car? >> no, the vehicle was recovered from his apartment complex due to the gps capability. there was no one in it. he was not arrested. the police department nor the dealership knew who he was. >> but the car he took to the waffle house, that was his -- >> it was a pickup truck. you are correct. [ inaudible ] >> there's no reason to believe he was planning something on tuesday? >> well, that remains to be seen? >> something you're looking at? >> we don't know what his plan was. certainly he had a pickup truck. certainly he had possession of this bmw car. what his intention for taking the bmw car remains to be seen.
[ inaudible ] >> during the investigation in the search of the apartment on yesterday, the metro police department recovered the fob, the key fob to the bmw. >> he referred to himself as a sovereign citizen -- >> and we knew that the car was recovered from that apartment complex. >> anyone dust the bmw for fingerprints that may have led police to travis reinking? >> i would defer to the brentwood police department. the car theft investigation is taking place in another jurisdiction. >> he referred to himself as a sovereign citizen before -- [ inaudible ] >> i have seen a report of shots. that has nothing whatsoever to do with the search for reinking. i've been informed that there is a gun range in that area, in
that vicinity, perhaps what was heard was coming from a gun range or maybe a hunter or something to that effect. but it has nothing to do with travis reinking. >> did the father acknowledge giving the guns back to the son? >> to my understanding, he has. >> do you know if the -- [ inaudible ] >> i personally do not. >> so this laptop cover was found by a citizen at this -- >> it's a laptop case. >> what's was in it? >> it was empty. >> except for that -- >> it did have a hand written identification card with the name travis reinking on that card. >> can you clarify, the father had said the acknowledgement with police in illinois, the father told investigators in illinois, they had an understanding that he wasn't going to give the weapons back to his son. >> i am not aware of that. >> is that illegal what he did?
was reinking able to have weapons in tennessee? >> as we discussed yesterday, steve anderson said, who by the way is a lawyer, he's unfamiliar withillinois. as am i. as to the legality of the transference back to the son, i don't know what the issues could be in illinois. it is not illegal in tennessee to possess long guns. legal long guns. so i do not -- i guess i defer to illinois and what their statutes are and their interpretation of the law. >> and a -- [ inaudible ] what do you think -- >> sorry? couldn't hear you. >> what did you think of [ inaudible ]. >> well, from the totality of the circumstances, from the issue at the white house, and from what we hear in illinois, he shows signs of significant instability.
yesterday the police department recovered two long guns from the apartment. we also obviously have the ar-15. a hand gun unaccounted for. he could well be in possession of that handgun. so we have a man who xzibexhibi significant instability. we are concerned for, for the citizenry. not just here but anywhere else he may go, and that's why you are seeing the significant law enforcement resources dedicated to this, and not just from this police department but or federal partners as well. >> are you aware in travis -- >> nbc's mya rodriguez is in tennessee and former fbi special agent clin watt wants join us f new york. mya, extraordinary what the police men there said they lost this guy in rush hour traffic getting away and had been in a stolen bmw? this -- sounds disturbing to say
the least. >> reporter: they were talking about, he had stolen that vehicle from a local dealership, but at the time he did not know who he was. they did lose him in rush hour traffic. said there was a gps tracking device on that vehicle. that's how they were able to trace the vehicle to his apartment complex, but, again, did not find him in that vehicle, did not realize who had stolen that vehicle. it sounds like based on the news conference, they basically put two and two together and figured out that reinking did steel -- steal that vehicle last week. >> we interrupt you. switching back to london where the royal family just emerged from st. mary's hospital. we see, of course, kate and william holding their infant son. only a few hours old, born earlier this morning after she went in to the hospital overnight, and markably, she is walking out of that hospital. let's just listen to see if we
kelly, can you hear me? >> reporter: i can. yes, andrea. >> markable. >> reporter: magic. magic of tv. right? yes. they actually brought the younger children, prince george and princess charlotte here about an hour, an hour and a half ago allowing the kids to spend a little time with mom and their new baby brother. 8 pound 7 ounce baby boy born at 11:01 a.m. london time today and took the kids back home through that door. we actually didn't see them leave, but as they arrived, george was still in his school uniform, little charlotte is walks along, smiling. actually looked right at this big, long quite intimidating actually bank of cameras. smiled and waved to the camera ps very touching and endeeriend.
they spent about 45 minutes inside and then went back to buckingham palace. this young son you just saw will be packing up in a few minutes. bring the family car back in. they've already done that. put their newborn little prince, tuck him away in his car seat and head back to kensington palace. no name yet, andrea, as you may know. as per royal tradition. that doesn't come for another day or two, but there is hot favorites like albert, arthur and, of course, prince philip. sorry, well, it would be prince philip, wouldn't it? named after his great-grandfather potentially. >> and kelly, how old is this child? i'm not doing the math. a five-hour time difference? because the baby was born around 11:00 in the morning, london time? >> reporter: that's right. so the baby's about seven hours old, actually. seven hours old. his mother, the duchess of cambridge, looks fantastic, of course. there were rumors that the hair-stylist was seen leaving
the hospital earlier today out of that door. that's usually our cue that the family will be leaving today. she obviously has to make this historic moment. this is a picture that will be shown as you know over and over and over again. this will be in you know, royal archives and historical photos. the importance of her looking like the mother of a king, well -- it can't be minimized, and there they are. >> there they are. she looks remarkably well. she's wearing high heels. i note that. just given birth. >> reporter: of course. >> and look. the baby in the car seat. in the carrier. go ahead, kelly. >> reporter: this is a pattern. what she's done after the birth of prince george and princess charlotte. you remember after charlotte was born, she made another grand, gorgeous entrance here on the steps of the lindo wing in
central london looking impeccable, of course, and just a few hours after charlotte was born, they headed home from the hospital, and prince william very proudly putting that car seat professionally in the back of the car. very proud of his car seat skills at this point. did it with george and there you see him waving. the family driving away to kensington palace. prince william made a -- >> extraordinary day. in my mind's eye, impatches we've looked at today of prince william and, you know, harry. william coming to visit baby brother harry, diana bringing william out of the same hospital doors. this is such a moment for this family and they have to be thinking about diana as well today. >> reporter: yeah, of course. and this really has become a royal tradition that started with prince william. he was the first future monarch
to be born at a hospital. queen elizabeth had all of her children at home. of course, home being palaces and castles, but still, not at a hospital. princess diana was really the first to walk out of that lindo wing with prince william, and then prince william coming to see his little brother harry. harry coming out of the lindo wing with princess diana and prince william now carrying on that tradition with his third child, that little prince. >> and the remarkable pictures of little charlotte going in and having mastered already the royal wave. it was absolutely adorable. but so there's george and charlotte and the baby to be named and the succession as we've pointed out was changed before charlotte's birth so that she does not get -- beaten out of the slot of succession, leapfrogged by her baby brother. so gender equality in succession
to the crown. >> reporter: that's right. the queen very proud to see that happen under her reign. >> think about elizabeth i and elizabeth est in british procession proving that women can certainly be noteworthy historic monarchs of great britain. kelly? >> reporter: and she's truly adored, queen less beth ii adored in this country. elizabeth ii. a big moment for her and her country. dedicated her life to service to this job. she is famously, i guess, proper and i would say composed. she's never given really a sort of tell-all tv interview.
she's not the type who would sit down and have a long chat with an investigative reporter. she has always taken her role very seriously. her role in service in the country. >> kelly cokoecobiellcobiella. you have the best assignment at the network and thanks to us for our report and chris jansing is at msnbc headquarters in new york. >> we hardly know what to say. it's so amazing. the way kate looks. thank you so much, andrea mitchell. a lot more on the royal birth coming up. i am chris jansing. good afternoon from msnbc headquarters in new york. what a big week. the world's focus on president trump, and on the docket just this week, meetings with the head of france, who lands in the u.s. about 30 minutes from now. laying the groundwork for his summit with north korea and finding out whether his pick to be secretary of state has the votes to be confirmed. plus that nashville manhunt. the latest in