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this morning all eyes are on singapore as president trump tries to broker a deal that would end the nuclear program. mike pompeo set to brief the press in just a few minutes from now. >> and more charges in the russia probe. social counsel robert mueller has charged a 20th person in his investigation of russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
good morning. it's monday, june 11th. just days after tense meetings with america's closest allies president trump is now in singapore for the very first ever summit whebetween a sittin u.s. president and a north korean leader. their first meeting which will be a one on one setting is set to begin at 9:00 p.m. eastern time tonight. it will take place at a hotel, roughly 3,000 journalists are on the ground covering this historic summit. mike pompeo says trump is well prepared for the quote engagement with kim despite trump's assertion last week that he does not have to prepare very
much. >> it comes in less than ten months of tru threatening to fire those and he again addressed the situation before departing for singapore over the weekend. >> we appreciate the working together with north korea. they're really working very well with us. this is probably rarely been done. it's unknown territory in the truest sense, but i really feel confident. i feel that kim jong un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity. and he won't have that opportunity again. it's never going to be there again. it's a one-time shot and i think it's going to work out very well. and that's why i feel positive because it makes so much sense and we will watch over it and we'll protect and we'll do a lot
of things. >> i have a clear objective, but i have to say that it's going to be something that will always be spur of the moment. you don't know. many people -- the world leaders, i'm talking about world leaders that have been right next to him have never met him so we're going with a very positive spirit, i think very well prepared and by the way, we have worked very well with their people. so we're going in with a positive attitude and i think we're going to come out fine. there's a good chance it won't work out. there's probably an even better chance that it will take a period of time. it will be a process. >> joining us live, our global correspondent, give us first a sense of what the atmosphere is like on the ground and then juxtapose that with what we're
expecting the next several hours. >> reporter: yes, good morning. from a windy singapore, there's also excitement in the air for this most anticipated summit in decades and not a normal summit. the script is still being written because today for hours north korean and american diplomats have been meeting to try to finalize everything from the choreography, how long they will meet for, will it be one on one just with translators to the communique at the end trying to announce the differences on the key problem, of denuclearization and what that means. we haven't seen kim jong un today. he was out and about yesterday, but we have seen tarrant county. he met the prime minister. he said i think things can work out very nicely for what he said
was going to be a very interesting meeting. he was also presented with a birthday cake. it is actually his birthday on thursday, but's way, way too early to celebrate because there's far too much that we simply don't know. interestingly though, north korean state media this morning on television and its state run newspaper has been in you like preparing the north korean population for a big change. it's been talking about we will establish a new relationship and a new era. again, we're not quite sure what that means but they are preparing the people of north korea for something big and they're mentioning donald trump by name which is unusual. >> all right. thanks for that, bill. and he upended the relationship
with some of the u.s.'s closest allies. the president sent signals the othe other needed the u.s. he showed up 20 minutes late fer a breakfast discussion on gender equality. he chose to praise his fellow g7 leaders before leaving the summit. >> i would say that the level of relationship is a 10. we have a great relationship. angela and emmanuel, and justin, i would say the relationship is a 10. >> what was strong was the language that this cannot go on. but the relationships are very good whether it be with president mac conn. justin did a really good job. because of the fact f the united
states leaders of the past didn't do a good job son trade and again i'm not blaming countries i'm blaming our people that represented our past and tariffs are going to come way down because people cannot continue to do that. we're like the piggy bank that evybody's robbing. >> but how the tides turned. president trump took to twitter to criticize trudeau of his remarks on a joint mine kay -- communique amidst the members. i have instructed our u.s. reps not to endorse the communique as we look attar riffs on automobiles flooding the u.s. market and he continued tomorrow. trudeau acted so meek and mild during our g7 meetings only to give a news conference after i left to say quote, he will not
be pushed around. very dishonest and weak. our tar rivers are in response of his 270% on dairy. so the president's comments were echoed b a further harsh criticisms by whougsdvors yesterday. watch this. >> you really kind of stabbed us in the back. he really actually, you know what? he did awe great disservice to the whole g7. >> trudeau did? >> yes, he did because they were united in the g7. so they had this bilateral meeting. we were very close to making a deal with canada on nafta, bilaterally perhaps and we leave and a split l stump for domestic consumption. >> there's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith and then trying to stab them in the back on the way out the door. and that's what bad faith did
with that stunt press conference. that's what weak, dishonest justin trudeau did and that come right from air force one. >> that's his name from the white house. >> you would never think canada was a dloes alclose ally there. >> i'm happy to announce that we've released a joint communique by all seven countries. we had some strong foreign countries on trade and specifically american tariffs. i reiterated to president trump that these tarry ever riches threatened harm to both sides of our border. i stand ready to work kwloclose with the president but i will always protect canadian workers and canadian interests.
>> and president trump is facing criticism from world leaders for failing to endorse the rule that advocated for trade. they are standing by the statement despite his decision to with zrau support. anyone departing from the commitments meet at the summit would be showing their incoherence and inconsistency. angela america l is calling trump's decision to withdraw support for the communique quote, sobering and a bit depressi depressing. this photo was also posted to america l's official instagram o account. abe is also standing with his arms crossed and emmanuel macro
in. >> it's certainly a historic picture and depending on where you sit it's the europeans talking to the americans more ace lited and if you are a trump sup poerter it looks like he's going to do what me wants. we're joined by a coauthor, so -- >> reporter: there's like a photo caption contest going on online about that picture, the former prime minister of belgium, he treated that picture with the caption, donald, we can help you. whatever the russians have on you, we can help. >> wow. >> the belgian prime minister trolling the u.s. >> talk to us about how unprecedented it is for the u.s. to refuse to sign this joint agreement.
>> the u.s. is a leader of this group and trump had also said he wants russia back in the group and this is after they attacked our elections and have been poisoning former russian spies in the uk. and so this is a really not a good signal for global relations because it kind of just underlines how isolated the u.s. has been getting. >> i think the other thing that has surprised a lot of people is not just the difference in policies and tariffs, but also the way president trump slammed the canadian prime minister on twitter but then the very heated language that came out from larry kud low, they really personalized that and in almost some ways they've created a crisis on a personal level between canada and the united states. how are relations looking between those two countries and
between president trump and trgoing foard. is there going to be any kind of a personal working relationship? >> i would also point autothat this the is a president of the u.s. who has talked about how kim jong un is quote, very honorable, a man who has 100,000 people in labor camps that have been compared to nazi death camps and so for us to call justin trudeau very weak and for trump to say that he's dishonest when trump makes false statements every day of the week, a his press peemz acknowledge he doesn't always get it factually right, that is just a -- an amazing contrast, because canada is -- there's no theory in the world that canada is a national security threat to america. >> and trying to imply that canada stabbed america in the back i think is also for a country that has been fighting
alongside the u.s. i think a lot of people might take offense of that. >> think about one of our most long standing allies and then siding with kim jong un and russia in the same respect, it's been an interesting weekend to say the least. >> thank you. we'll touch base with you in a little bit. we are awng mike pamp's briefing in singapore. we'm bring that live to you as soon as it begins. >> and the midterms just around the corner, one warning about russia, of course, they're at it again, we'll explain that coming up. those stories and a check on your weather when we come back.
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again. he told a meeting cohosted by the atlanta, we can see russians targetinican society that could affect our elections. these actions represent an all out assault by vladimir putin on the rule of law, western ideals and democratic norms. the russia threat has awalkened europe to boemser hour collective defenses. >> so that's a pretty harsh assessment. it came on the same day that coats' boss, president trump called for russia to be readmitted to the meeting of g7 allies, the white house economic advisor said the administration is in agreement. >> i think dan coats is correct in his accusations but that doesn't mean you can't do business with them. i think, you know, part of the
world story, they're a military power, they're not an economic power. >> all right. let's get a check on your weather with bill karins. some bad weather in the mid-atlantic this morning? >> yeah, philadelphia had some play jor floosh flooding. i-76, cars were stranded on it. the flash flood warning continues south of philadelphia, delaware, all of delaware, a good little chunk of maryland and southern jersey. shifted now to the south. just exiting in atlantic city. it's also starting to reason in d.c. but you'll still very more showers heading your way. flash flooding most any the delaware and southern jersey. let's time out this soggy morning for you. the front shift to is south so that's the good news.
the rain is going to be in different locations. d.c. probably cloudy and cool, but the rain, done. philadelphia, dry, sun comes out. raleigh area, eastern north carolina and a few hit and miss thunderstorms in south carolina andgeorgia. everyone is pretty much dried out in the morning. showers and storms rolling through western kentucky and hit and miss storms in ohio and notice we're dry tuesday. philadelphia a good sunny day on tuesday after your heavy rain so a lot of the creeks and rivers will come down. d.c. only 69. morning rain, new york city cool. the heat is on in the middle of the country and if we get severe storms today, watch out in areas of iowa and also down through kansas and oklahoma. >> i will take the cooler temperatures if it means less rain. >> it's a tradeo. perfect would be hotter and no rain, but let's not -- >> we're not relocating to
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>> i think the minimum would be relationship. you'd start at least a dialog. as a deal person i've done very good with deals but at a minimum i think we will have met each other, we will have seen each other, hopefully we would have liked each over other and my touch, my feel, that's what i do. how long will it take to figure out whether or not they're serious? i said maybe in the first minute. you know, the way they say you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds, i ever hear that one? i think of that very quickly i'll know whether or not something good is going to happen and if i think it won't happen, i don't want to herself his time. >> let's go to south korea. we're joined from there. obviously south korea a major player in this. many concerns, all eyes on this meeting from south korean leaders. talk to aubts some of the
concerns you're hearing from the south corps seen side of things. >> reporter: if there is one person whose tied his fate with this meeting was moon. this is tricky for moon. he's trying to balance loyal toys to both u.s. and the north korea and he wants it to work. he's nved personally and politically, but there is a sense of unease here at what appears to be a lack of readiness on the part of the united states heading into this. an official told me that when moon went into his meeting with kim, they had an agreement it was 90% there. they needed to seg shat one word, complete. arguably the gaps between the u.s. and north korea will be much wider to bridge and president trump is going into this with a perception problem.
he's seen as having alienated allies where as kim has been seeking them out over the last couple of weeks and he's found them. they are all making concrete moves toward building economic ties with north korea. what's also important to point out in terms of trying to read the north korean position on this, the news of the summit is already being reported in north korea, typically big news has a lag of a few days so this suggests that the regime is going into this feeling confident. >> so to that point i want to pick up on something you were saying which is how much the south koreans is invested in this. it has implications for the south, japan and china and elsewhere in the region, but talk to us about what south koreans are expecting the
president to discuss on their behalf. what are the south koreans tangibly asking donald trump to negotiate on their behalf? >> well, we have to look at it from the perspective of south korea in that from their view there are two tracks of talks here, the bigger negotiations between the u.s. and north korea and they believe they're making progress. they've been having meetings about building kmeconomic ties d in that sense they feel they can make some headway. there is also the domestic issues. there are local elections here next week to his party's credibility is at stake and he's still having some difficulty in getting his own april agreement with kim ratified by his legislatu
legislature. >> i want to go back to singapore and joining us live from the island, bill, what sort of last minute preparations are going on and what type of security are you seeing on the ground? a lot at stake as well at this historic summit. >> the stage is set here on the island where the summit will take place in less than 24 hours' time. but delegations from north korea and the u.s. have been meeting today to try to narrow the differences from everything from the choreography of the meeting, how it happens, the hand shake, how long it is, are they one on one with just one translator or two right through to the final communique which may be about denuclearization. that's what mike pompeo is stressing the u.s. is committed to. to the possibility of including words about a peace treaty that
would formally end the korean war. so i think the thing about this summit is it's the most anticipated summit in decades but it's also in some senses unscripted. we don't know what the agenda will be. president trump is talking about his instinct, about knowing whether this will be a success or fail your within the first minute, talking about his gut feeling. that's not normally the way summits are planned. in that sense this summit is certainly unique. it hasn't been planned for months as summits usually are. we will possibly know wng the first five minutes whether this is going to work or not. >> let's talk more about the prep that has gone into this. as you've mentioned it seems like not much is that he's going off his gut instinct there but he has met with leaders there. we know he's metith south korean leaders a week or so ago.
how much prep has he gone through? has he gotten guidance from other leaders who have met with kim jong un? >> h says he's been preparing for this all his life but on the other hand he says it doesn't need much appreciation because it's about a willingness to get things done. he's sounding optimist oik today meeting singapore's prime min i center. we haven't seen kim jong un at all. he's still inside the hotel and he has a reputation of being well prepared. that's what the south koreans said of summit that he helt with them, so we assume he's inside his hotel preparing and he's probably being briefed on looking back at that g7 summit and the interesting thing does that play out in any effect,
because perhaps president trump will not want a second unsuccessful summit because possibly then he might be seen to be the problem. kim might be looking at that saying well, if this is what he does with husband friends, he agrees to a communique. he leaves on his plane and he goes back on his word, what can i expect? so the ens of the last 36 hours may have a bearing there. this is all about trust. the u.s. and north korea simply don't trust each other. the leaders will vefr even spoken by telephone in the last 70 years. they are trying to build a relationship from the bottom up, so can the u.s. trust any agreement north korea might make on denuclearization? can kim trust any word that the americans might give on -- that we're not going to take down your regime, you're secure, we will relieve the sarngss nction
you. can the two sides trust each other? we won't know that until the end of the summit tomorrow. >> and you can't remember that kim jong un in the last week or so shaz met with lavrov and bashar assad. so i wonder what they were saying to president obama in preparation for a meeting like this one. >> we've been talking about a lot about what could possibly come out of this in terms of a peace treaty. obviously denuclearization, if this summit fails, if none of those are achieved, does that then change the dynamic and put us on a path to more of a direct confrontation with north korea as president trump has said in the past, fire and fury. what's the perception from south korea if these talks d't succeed with a joint agreement? well, i think we have to look at the fact that the interkorean talks have been continuing and there are diplomatic overtures
between north korea and other countries so that's not going away. i think what's going to come out of it if the summit is a bust is that these economic ties or this good will being built between north korea, south korea, china, russia, that will continue. what it does, it negates the possibilities for the united states to go back to the maximum pressure campa that president trump feels has brought kim jong un to the table. we can't forget about the role of china here. he arrived on an air china plane. china is saying it's fine for them to talk about being a peace treaty, but an editorial saying if there is a peace treaty negotiated that doesn't include chie gnat the the table they will nullify it. and how tuned in are people to this meeting? >> they're very tuned in and there is some anxiety.
they want there to be progress and for things to finally push beyond, but they're looking at issues that might be different from those from an american perspective. they want to know if they're going to be family reunions and whether there can be just a ratchets down of the tension that has defined things here for decades. most of all, president moon jae in is looking to score some political progress as well. he's had a halo effect over the process to this point. it was his olympic fall that led to the meeting with kim in april. that also is the ground work for this meeting that he'll have with president trump. so he wants to do his best to preserve it so that he doesn't lose any political ground because he has all of the domestic issues facing any leader today. he has an economy that needs
help. he has people who need jobs and he wants to be able to have the strength to push forward with those issues as well. >> bill, i know you've spent a lot of time as well in russia and i want to try to get your perspective on what the russians are trying to do here as they're watching this as well as some of america's closest allies. one of the criticisms that the united states would always say is that the europeans offered too much. in this case, the pure penos are somewhat on the sidelines because this is a north korean/american summit but what are the europeans thinking? what is russia thinking as they're watching this summit unfold. especially those countries that border north korea and russia is one of them, so kim jong un has already spoken to the russian foreign money cent-- minister l
r -- lavrov. he was for all intents and purposes a soviet general. and of course kim jong un has been invited to meet president putin in moscow. china has a great interest in this and symbolically it was noted in the north korean media that kim came here on an air china plane and of course for japan, i mean, the japanese leadership, it's probably not an exaggeration to say they're almost terrified donald trump will cut a deal on long range weapons and nuclear missiles with north korea leaving them vulnerable to --
>> we'll have to stop you. sarah sanders at the podium. >> welcome to ore, w keep this short. i'd like to welcome the secretary of state mike pompeo who will answer questions specific to the summit that will that i can place tomorrow and we'll be around to follow up with other questions beyond that. thanks so much. mr. secretary. >> good afternoon. i want to give an update in advance of president trump's summit with kim jon as the president said on saturday, this is truly a mission of peace. this afternoon the president called prime minister abe of japan and president moon of south south korea. earlier today. we led a delegation to meet with vice foreign minister and his
north korean -- or excuse me, her north korean delegation. the talks continue this afternoon even as we sit here now. they're in fact moving quite rapidly and we anticipate they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we had anticipated. before discussing the summit i want to addresssa report in the "new york times" that the team lacks the expertise. i want to awe dress that report directly. for over three months an interagency working group has met multiple times per week to address technical and logistical issues. they include expert from the military charged with dismantling nuclear weapon, the department of energy and officials from the intelligence community addressing north korea.
those same experts also cover the missile programs. these experts include dozens of phd's. they have advanced degrees in nuclear engineering, physics, aerospa aerospace, biology and other relevant fields. on t ground in singapore we have a team that includes the president's senior most expert in weapons of mass destruction that can cover any technical meetings that that may suggest. north korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize and we are looking to see if that is
sincere. president trump believes that kim jong un has an unpressodece opportunity to change the relationship and bring peace and prosperity to his country. we are hopeful this summit will set the conditions for future product ifz talks. this president trump will ensure that no potential agreement will fail to adequately address the north korean threat. the ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with north korea has not changed. the complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the peninsula is the only outcome that the united states will accept. sanctions will remain until south korea elaiminates it's
nuclear program. president trump recognizes the desere for security and is prepiered to say that north korea free of weapons of mass destruction is also. all the preparation for the sum met have co -- summit have come together nicely. singapore's home to over 4,000 american companies and has -- is a long standing commercial partner and we thank them for their help in making this summit what it is. the president also had a chance to visit with our embassy team here in singapore and thanked them for their tireless work to make the summit a suck saycess.
there will be some 5,000 members of the media covering this historic effort. president trump is going into this meeting with a positive attitude and eagerness for real progress. he has made it clear if kim jong un denuclearizes there is a broughter future for north korea. tomorrow we will get our clear ers indication to date if kim jong un truly shares this vision. i'm happy to take a couple questions. >> mr. secretary, i wonder what that represents a slight shift in -- and how you're actually
adding is that a shift if your position? >> there's no shift in the policy. we are prepared to make security admissions in order to -- we're prepared to take actions that will provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearization isn't something that ends badly for them. indeed, just the opposite, that it leads to a better future for the north korean people. >> under the umbrella of security assurances would that include removing u.s. forces in south korea? is that something you're prepared to discuss with the north koreans? >> i can only say this. we're prepared to take what will
be secured assurances that are different, unique, that america has been willing to provide previously. bethink this is most necessary and appropriate. >> would it be erain you to assume that is not on the table? >> you shouldn't assume that some question you posited has any merit. yeah, you should -- you should just -- if you hypothesize thing that's in it, you should assume i'm not -- there's a lot of detail that's got to be provided. we are not going to conduct these negotiations open in the media.
the backdrop against which these negotiations are taking, president trump has said in a way that is fundamentally different than before. president has made very clear, unti as we get the outcome that we're demanding, economic relief will not be provided. that's different. there was always this hypothesis somewhere along the way the americans would take their foot off and allow those economic opportunities for the north and actualchieve the deal.acity to we're not going to do that. so these discussions that will take place tomorrow between chairman kim and president trump will set the framework for the hard work that will follow. and we'll see how far we get. but i'm very optimistic that we will be a successful outcome from tomorrow's meeting between the two leaders. it's the case, in each of the two countries, there are only two people that can make decisions of this magnitude. those two people will be sitting
in a room tomorrow. >> secretary, the president says he'll know within a minute whether kim is serious based on his feel. these are oly incredibly complex nuclear issues that have tens of millions of civilians in the crosshairs. is it wise for the president to go on his gut? have you established any specific criteria for the conditions that lead him to walk out tomorrow? >> president is fully prepared for the meeting tomorrow. personally had the opportunity to make sure that he's had a chance to hear lots of different voices, all of the attended opportunities and risks and that we have put these two leaders in the right place. as i said in answering the previous question, president trump has truly laid out a process here that is fundamentally different than the ones we've gone through before. and i expect that the process from tomorrow forward will also be fundamentally different with a resolved america working to provide an outcome that benefits both countries. that's different than what we've
i think the hypothesis is ludicrous. the united states has been fooled before. many presidents previously have signed off on pieces of paper only to find that the north koreans either didn't promise what we thought they had or actually renigged on their promises. the v. matters. the v matters. we are going to ensure that we set up a system sufficiently robust that we're able to verify these outcomes. and it's only once the v happens that we'll proceed apace. right? that's what's been missed before. you know, we can go back to reagan trust but verify. at the end of the day, both countries will have to come to have sufficient trust in each other and to do the verification that each country needs that we've provided the things that are called for that we commit to in the various documents that we sign both tomorrow if we sign a document and if we sign subsequent documents, but we'll each have to ensure that we do the things, we take the actions
necessary to follow through on those commitments. when we do, we'll have a verified deal. if we can get that far, we will have had an historic change here in southeast asia, north asia and all around the world. >> we'll take one last question. ph >> mr. secretary, this morning at the hotel in singapore, president trump had harsh words for prime minister trudeau. [ inaudible ]. >> well, i came here today here in singapore to talk about north korea, but i'm happy to talk about work with our european partners as well. we wouldn't be in this place, we wouldn't have this historic opportunity without the diplomatic work that's been done
by our european partners alongside of us. president trump led an enormous coalition including those g7 partners to which you refer who helped us get to this point. i have ever expectation that they will continue to do that. there are always irritants in relationships. i'm very confident that relationships between our countries, the united states and those g7 countries will continue to move forward on a strong basis. i'm unconcerned about our capacity to continue to do what we need to do to get the outcome we're looking for in north korea as a result of what you describe having taken place in canada. pompeo coming to us from singapore there. just to recap sort of what he said that the president spoke over the phone with the leaders of both japan and south korea and this is a meeting of peace.
he addressed a new york times article that said the u.s. team lacked technical ise. he said over the last few months they had a very experienced team of ph.d.s addressing technical and logistical issues so they are very much prepared for a meeting like this. >> yeah. i think that the headline that will come out of that press conference that we've been hearing there, it was a question that was posed to the secretary of state, was the assurances. the secretary of state mike pompeo saying really for the first time very explicitly and very plain language, the united states is prepared to give security assurances to north korea in exchange for complete and verifiable denuclearization. that's very interesting. it's one of the demands -- >> does that mean the joint military exercises between the korea and u.s. will stop. >> something that according to secretary of state the u.s. is prepared at least to discuss. that in itself is progress from the north korean perspective that they are prepared to give those assurances. i think it will be interesting
to see how this all plays out. obviously there's a lot at stake. >> interesting 48 hours ahead. that does it for us on this monday morning, everybody. "morning joe," everybody, starts right now. the ultimate objective we seek frommacy with north korea has not changed. the complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula is the only outcome that the united states will accept. sanctions will remain until north korea completely and verify bli eliminates its weapons of mass destruction programs. if diplomacy does not move in the right direction and we're hopeful it will continue to do so, those measures will increase. secretary of state mike pompeo briefing the press just moments ago in singapore ahead of the first-ever summit between a sitting u.s. president and a north korean leader. president trump arrived early yesterday morning, hours after kim jong-un touched down in a
china airplane. their first meeting will be one on one, set to begin at 9:00 eastern time tonight and it all comes just days after tense meetings with america's closest allies. good morning, everyone, it's monday, june 11th. we're in washington this morning. with us here, we have author and nbc news presidential historian, michael besh las. political reporter for the washington post and moderator of "washington week" on pbs and msnbc political analyst robert costa. >> msnbc political analyst, eugene robinson and host of k.c. d.c. on msnbc kasie hunt is here with us as well. former chief of staff of the cia and department of defense now nbc news national security analyst jeremy bash is with us. also former nato supreme allied commander now the dean of the school of law and diplomacy