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like? he's got a very good personality. he's funny, and he's very, very smart. he's a great negotiator. and he's a very strategic kind of a guy. i think the rhetoric, i hated to do it. sometimes i felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice. >> strategically you were doing it? >> well, yeah, and i think he gained respect. >> what would he have to do to get the sanctions lifted to get the economic opportunity opened up for the people? >> what he wants is security. i understand that. he'll get that. getting rid of a missile which isn't done in the document. that was done after. getting rid of a missile testing site. they're doing so much now. it's a process, and it's really moving rapidly. we're not going to be doing the war games as long as we're negotiating in good faith. so that's good for a number of reasons in addition to which we save a tremendous amount of money. >> that was a to do that. it was y, and premature, certainly. >> secretary of state pompeo
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arrived in south korea today on what has become a cleanup mission. >> cancelling the military exercises was a bomb shell announcement that caught many people here completely off ard. not in a good way, and already we're seeing north korea trying to capitalize it saying that it was the real winner from the summit. >> to be very honest with you, i couldn't believe my ears. i'm scared a little bit. but i'm hoping that the united states and its president will come up with solutions that will protect the innocent people of this country. >> attorney general jeff sessions ruled people fleeing domestic or gang violence, fleeing gang violence in their home countries may no longer be able to seek asylum in the united states. >> it's part of a special identifiable group that's being persecuted in your home country, that's what it takes to have an asylum. >> all right. the president of the united states announced to the world
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this morning via twitter that the nuclear threat from north korea is over. it's not. president trump made this announcement once back on u.s. soil this morning via twitter. you can see it on your screen. it was one of several tweets celebrating the summit with kim jong-un. the document signed by the president and kim jong-un reaffirms efforts to denuclearize the peninsula but gives no specifics and lays out no time lines for efforts to even begin, never mind when they are going to conclude. the president says north korea is no longer a nuclear threat, but for fact's sake, i want to look at the status of kim jong-un's nuclear arsenal and what it would take to truly denuclearize it so there is no threat. analysis by the defense intelligence agency puts the number of nuclear weapons held by north korea in the neighborhood of 60 bombs. but the biggest point, we don't know the full extent of kim jong-un's nuclear st and there were no public disclosures of that number at the summit. the iran deal, i want to remind
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you something. iran never had a nuclear weapon. not even one. north korea actually has them. the bombs are a serious threat when coupled with north korea's advances in rocket technology. the latest missile is believed to have put washington d.c. within range. what's the path to denuclearization? well, foe united states it's based on a concept known as cvid. complete verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of north korea. that requires the regime to first of all reveal all of its nuclear programs, allow weapons inspectors in, give them access to the whole country and disable all of the nuclear sites permanently. denying north korea any nuclear potential. none of that's in the agreement. just a pledge to work toward denuclearization. it's not bad, but that's not a nuclear threat being over. there are no steps laid out. no conditions. not even an outline have been put forward in this proposal. according to experts at stanford
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university, denuclearization could take up to 15 years to complete. north korea could restart it at any time during that5 years. i want to put that into perspective. donald trump sent out a tweet that's verifiably not true joining mnow, malcolm nance and melissa hannom. thank you for being here. olm, let me start with you. it's just dangerous andad for the president to send out a tweet that suggests that perhaps the most important security global security issue in the world is somehow settled because he had a little meeting with kim jong-un. >> yeah. you'reght. the weapons systems which belong to north korea, intermediate range ballistic missiles, theater, battle field level ballistic missiles which have a loftable nuclear warhead which
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we now know works. those weapons systems work. they have detonated the requisite five test atomic bombs that most nations test with. they don't need to test them anymor those weapons still twist this rning. they were not taken off of line. we don't know who has operational control of those other than the fact that they have a supreme leader, kim jong-un. but that doesn't mean that someone may not take control of them and launch them. these things are viable, operational weapons, and we cannot joke about it. we cannot just blithely say they don't exist anymore, because they >> melissa, we have been talking about the cdid process, complete verification and the processes you have to go through. mike pompeo actually said the other day that thas the basic condition under which we would accept a deal with north korea. have you seen anything about that come out in the last few days as a result of this
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meeting? this complete verifiable denuclearization? >> there's been nothing like that written into the document shared with the public, in either english or korean. in fact, what they seem to have done is taken north korea's definiti definition, denuclearization of the korean peninsula and mashed it together with the american call for complete irreversible veri dismantlement. by vaguely coming up with two that neither group fully agree on is kind of risky territory to be in. because it's very easy to create the kind ofnderstandings that may lead to a failure soon. >> malcolm, it strikes me that the president had a lot of things about this meeting that he could crow about, that were ground breaking, that were interesting and for better or worse and lots of reasons we've heard from members of the bush administration and the obama administration, this sort of meeting didn't place. to set that out there and saywe toward something that could be good and making the world a
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safer place w have been a good idea. once again, it's an unforced error. the president is causing us to fact check him and let the world know that something may have happened in that meeting in singapore, but this was the cvid that mike pompeo and the administration put out as a goal is not the g. >> that's correct. what we have here is a first start. i won't fault any leader for trying to create a circumstance where we have world peace. that's awesome. what we can't do is we can't do it blindly. we can't do it far photo op. system and strture in e place. thisation north korea is a dictatorship. it is a totalitarian one man nation that can hide anything. theye masters at bigng tunnel -- digging tunnels. they have the ability to hide
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and pretend like they're destroying facilities. like they're plutonium center. they have mastered masking everything they will do. they really don't have to disarm at all. they have viable strategic omic weapons, and theyd to get the president nited states to eat out of their hands. >> melissa, is this good or bad that we're in this dialogue? a couple of d ago we were watching pictures of kim jong-un touring singapore, announcing meetings with the ader, with the foreign minister of russia. he's taking a meeting with bashar al assad. be bill neely was saying we've helped kim jong-un from international isolation to come degree. good or bad? >> i think having low-level, immediamedium medium-level, and high-level
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talks with north korea is a good idea. the reason this hasn't been done is because he's the exact reprehensible person that malcolm has already described. rather, we've put him up on a pedestal now as a legitimate leader in the world who is beloved and all those photos ended up on north korean prop gran da the next day. kim jong-un without promising anything short of working toward a very vague goalt is not in any way defined has come back with a huge domestic win for himself. because he's already told his people that he's satisfied with his nuclear program and he's satisfied with the missiles t have, and allhas to do now is focus on the economics. so the more legitimate he looks means the more he's going to be able to bring foreign investment, sanctions ents and bring that
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second goal to his people. and last but not least, this sets up a precedence to all those states that may be thinking they may want to have nuclear weapons someday. north korea is now the precedent, if you're a two-bit dictator, you can sit on stage with donald trump. >> yep, with the preside of the united states. malcolm, is there something to be said for the fact that kim jong-un didn't seem to give up anything, but we the president, and there was back and forth about what we are giving up, but talk about suspending the military exercises. >> it's a strategic loss for the united states. i don't know how any president of the united states can say that u.s. military exercises are to use the parlance of a dictator, war games and they're costly and expensive and
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provocative. provocative is the wort north korea has been using to define u.s. exercises down there. it is critical for the defense of the peninsula, for the defense of asia and for u.s. tegic pasture worldwide to train. and donald trump doesn't seem to understand thahen a b-1 lancer bomber flies from guam and takes up the stationary position off of goes to south korea, does a simulated bombing run or a real live bombing weapon run and goes back, that maintains the operational readiness of the u.s. forces to fight a war. and if he believes now because he has gone there, we can just get rid of that, i don't believe it. i think he gave it upt to get this photo op for kim jong-un, and now he's trying to justify it to his base while the u.s. military should either withdraw from the korean peninsula or should stop these exercises. >> and i guess that -- >> it's a great loss. >> that's unclear now that mike
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pompeo is there and seems to be trying to do damage control, or we'll have to see what it ends up being. >> thank you very much. the house will hold a vote on immigration border security as the trump administration cracks down on immigration by housing families in tents and making changes for who can come to the united states for protection. midsize car-the chevy malibu. i forgot. chevy also won a j.d. power dependability award for its light-duty truck the chevy silverado. oh, and since the chevy equinox and traverse also won chevy is the only and to earn the j.d. power dependability award across cars, trucks and suvs-three years in a row. phew. third time's the charm...
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welcome back. migrant children separated from their parents at t border may be shuffled off to cities being considered as part of an immigration policy. paul ryan says the house will on two immigration bills but isn't giving specifics. it'sder for some immigrants to enter the united states. the government is considering putting unaccompan detained immigrant children, my grant children in tent cities because the shelters are almost full. it's arguing gang violence will no longer be used for asylum in the united states. >> reporter: in the centers across the country, children have been separated from their families according to a document obtained by nbc news and now the rules about who can seek asylum is changing. >> people don't want to be separated from their children. they should not bring them with them. >> reporter: jeff sessions overturning a landmark ruling that recognized women fleeing
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domestic abuse as a group igible for political asylum. >> it was never meant to alleviate all problems. >> reporter: and a woman says so immigrant women behind the walls had their children taken by them from u.s. authorities. >> they literally never had a chance to say good-bye to their children. some of the children are six and young younger. it was heart breaking. >> reporter: the protected status may no longer apply to victims of violent gangs. a ruling that could affect many of the 700,000 pending cases of asylum. families like this who came with her young daughters in recent migrant caravan. >> translator: she just asked if people put themselves in her shoes, parents, mothers, all they want is to be with their kids and kids, all they want is to be with their family. >> reporter: she says she's been
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on the run for over a decade in order to escape a gang in el salvador she says tortured and decapitated her father and she says has again and again tried to take her daughters as payment. they're just people looking for peace and looking for tranquility and safety. >> it's a powerful report. i want to bring in reporter jul jul julia ainsly. what are officials saying about this? >> reporter: it follows on the reporting we did last week that these facilities that are used by the health and human services to house these children are at or near capacity. we're now hearing they're all at capacity. there's a search to find more space. as we reported last week, they were considering military installations. one of those is fort bliss in texas. we understand they're touring as
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early as today or sometime this week. they would use the space there to product the tent cities for children. this would not the first time the government has constructed tent cities for migrants. the obama administration use third down right up until the end of th administration because there was an influx of migrants in late 2016. the difference is here these children would be alone, not with their families. and it's really a self-inflicted wound. the reason why these hhs facilities are at capacity is because there are more children who are now without their parents because the government has separated them. it's not a reaction to the circumstances. >> let's talk about attorney general jeff sessions' decision or ruling on domestic and gang violence not being grounds for getting asylum in the united states. how many people is this going to effect? >> reporter: it would affect a large swath of women we see coming across since 2014. women from guatemala and el salvador have been fleeing gang violence.
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they're claiming dmesingomestic. it's a factor their government and police forces can no longer protect them from that violence. i've sat in on court hearings and heard the stories, and the way the asylum law is written is if you belong to a particular social group and in this case, th b women, you should be protected. these fal under the justice department. immigration courts are not part of the judicial branch. jeff sessions is in the position to make thi happen, although he's sure to get pushback from the international community becae you could argue that it breaks international law. >> right, and the u.s. is party to those international agreements. however, congress still has to deal with immigration generally. paul ryan said last hour he's going to bring an immigration compromise to the floor next week. at this point we're dealing with two different bills. one more conservative than the other, both concerning dreamers. any sense of what the future
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looks like for dreamers as we stand now? >> congress is one thing. it's sort of been ping-ponging back and forth. if you can remember a few months bahey went to the president with what they thought was a reasonable agreement on dreamers. hard liners, brought in like steven miller and trump eventually zaid no to the deal. one thing we know now is the trump administration is taking a turn almost to block whatever would be done in congress. they want to get daca off the map. they've asked a federal judge to rule that daca should be eliminated and those cren who now have daca should not be authored to go to school or ve work permits. they want to go ahead and get that taken care of by this texas judge. that could land them in the supreme court ondaca. we could be looking at a congressional fight as well as a fight in the supremert over this issue very soon. >> julia, thank you for your reporting on this.
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welcome back. here are the top stories you're watching right now. president trump returned to washington claiming victory after a historic meeting with kim jong-un. he tweeted celebrating including one tweet that read there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. high winds are tampering efforts to -- hampers efforts to put down several wildfires across colorado. one fire has bd more th 23,000 acres and is only 15% contained. a fire is threatening homes and ski resorts near denver. thousands of people are under mandatory evacuations. the dancing faib agent who ncourt.tally shot someone at he surrendered and is charged with second degree assault. more charges could come pending alcohol tests.
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virginia republicans selected cory stuart, described as more trump than trump over a mainstream candidate. a south carolina candidate who routinely attacked trump lost his primary. one of trump's early supporters, henry mcmaster will have to compete in a republican runoff. there's new evidence of blue wave in wisconsin. democrats won a seat held by republicans for more than 40 years. this is the 43rd seat to flip since president trump's inauguration. the federal reserve is expected to raise a key lending rate .25% points. this move is seen as a sign that the fed has growing confidence in the economy. unemployment is low. wages are ticking up, and so is inflation. more importantly, the is going to signal if it's going to continue raising rates because it believes the economic
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expansion will continue. a trade war would effect because of trump's tariffs on imported goods and retaliation from other countries. this is not an idle threat. it's happened before in the 30s when congress enacted the smooth hally act. in 1929 on the eve of the stock market crash, the economy was doing well. 3.2 % unemployment rate. businesses were strong. agure hadeen suffering, however, for a few years already. and herbert hoover campaigned on limited tariff reform to h the struggling heartland promise nug duties on cheap agricultu imports leading to the creation of something called the smoot-hawley tariff act. over 20,000 individual goods are sladed for tariffs. more than 1,000 economists signed the letter beggi hoover
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to not sign the bill. hoover signed the bill. u.s. imports plunged by 66%. but the legislation triggered a trade war with other countries which slapped their own tariffs on u.s. goods. america's exports fell by 6 1% as a result. global trade fell by a shocking 26%. these drops b the w fuelled in part by the market c, but they were exacerbated by the smoot-hawley tariff act and continued protectionism that followed for years. that's why an impending trade war could be as dramatic as the one seen 90 years ago. u.s. exports of goods and services account now roughly for 13% of your gdp. back in 1929 it was just 5%. president trump's new world order how two powerful american adversaries that were not at the summit with north korea would be the nations that benefit most from the meeting. here's our cartoon of the day.
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blank subpoenas in the case. we want to bring in danny cevallos for more. what does this mean? >> it could just mean they want to have extra. so ask for 75enas shows maybe they intend to use at least 50. it could also just be a strategy to keep the government wondering wh world will they try to subpoena. will they go through 75 blank subpoenas? probably not. but they could. it's possible. >> this is onef the cases. he's got two cases going on righw. >> yes, that's right. he has two different cases going on right now. in related news, the judge has alson his other cases ordered additional information about n the indictment. there's a lot going on in manafort's cases. he has a hearing friday at which i think it's substantially certain a judge will revoke his bail and remand him into custody for violation of the terms of his pretrial release. >> thank you, danny. let's turn to two countries
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with a lot to gain or lose from the summit with kim jong-un. china and russia. both of themre allies of north korea. china and north korea's main ally said it supports president trump's announcement that the united states will halt annual litary exercises on the korean peninsula. that's something that china has pushed for. some including the former director of national intelligence see that as a big win for china. >> i think that was a mistake to do that. and it w unnecessarily and premature given the fact that we didn't get much in the way of specifics from the north koreans. huge win for the north, and a big win for the chinese. >> russia's foreign minister who met with kim jong-un and north korea two weeks ago today said die nothing between the leaders is supported. he added even though it's important to resolve issues between the u.s. and north korea, it's clear the issues cannot be resolved only at a bilateral level. in fact, kim jong-un's next
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foreign trip is likely to be to russia when he met with him two weeks ago, lavrov invited him to meet with vladimir putin in november. we have michael mcfall with us. ambassador, good to see you. thank you for being with us. one of the concerns that observers voiced about this summit in singapore, particularly in light of the fact tt it did not seem to bear all that much fruit is it did help remove kim jong-un from isolation. he has played a game in which he's put himself to some degree on par with the president of the united states, and now he's getting invitations to major world capitols. >> pretty good, huh, in a day's work? i think it went fantastically well for kim jong-un, and with respect to both china and russia, they also are saying the same in their newspapers about his diplomatic victory. and to add to that, he got concessions that i think most of
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us didn't think were going to be on the table including the one you mentioned to suspend litary exercises and to get nothing in return maybe that's a new way of diplomacy. maybe you give away a lot of concessions in the beginning. you give away a major summit nt of the united states for the first te ever and there will be payoffs down the road. i want to keep an open mind about that. so far that has been a victory for one side, and the other side is giving a lot of concessions. interested in russia's role in this. we have been depending on china to support and to some degree russia to support the sanctions we've imposed on russia and china in particular. north korea, a lot of banking is done across a border. but russia now seems to be playing a bit more of a role than we've seen them play in the last couple of years. >> well, when i was in the government, we used to talk about north korea with the russians and the six other
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countries. they were always the secondary player as you rightly pointed out to china. it was the reverse on iran. russia was in the lead. china was a back venture. they want to be in the game as lavrov said, and they want to be part of the negotiations. and i thinkhat will be the next interesting faze. has the chinese have said the same, will this become a negotiation. the chinese pleased about this outcome. they've always criticized the military exercises. to see them suspended is a good sign. and now moving forward, it's going to be impossible to have new sanctions against north korea with all this happy talk. right? and that's exactly what the chinese also want. they are tired of having to put pressure on north korea. this will be a welcome sign in beijing as well. >> i think lay people don't know what they mean, these are exercises. we're not making war in another
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country. what's the significance of pulling back on those? they're exercises just like physical exercises or think of sporting events. you prepare during exercises and during training to get ready in the event of war. right? and for me, the key thing here is deterrent. you want to make sure your enemies, and i still consider north korea an enemy of the united states and ourallies, have no doubt about what you'll do in the case that we are being attacked. so in both the european theater and the asian theater, i think they're vitally important to deter our enemies. >> when it comes to north korea, do the russians and chinese have common interest or are they adversaries in termsf th relationship with north korea? >> well, they both have complicated bilateral relationships with the north koreans over the years. it goes way back, decades, in
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terms of the reaction even to the korean war. right now i would say their interests are pretty much the same asou earlier. both would like to see denuclearization and both would like to see an easing of tensions. the stakes are not as high for russia as they are for china. if it break also going to be seen as a good sign for putin. that means that we will have failed in what we're trying to do, and so from his perspective, i think it's a win/win no matter what happens. >> from putin's perspective, it's getting wins on a daily basis. putin likes it when trump carries on with nato countries about not paying their bills and at the g7, to have the president of the united states criticizing the prime minister of canada and others on twitter and in the same day tweeting compliments about kim jong-un, that has to play into the larger russian strategy here. >> yes.
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and fir let me y from my point of view, that's shocking how one guy could become a best friend in a couple of hours and then we can't have working relationships with our closest allies after 18 months of trying? but to your point about putin, the g7 summit was the much more important summit in terms of his national interests and ie it won't be historically, but i fear it could be when people look back at this week, they'll point to that. you've had more disarray among our most closest allies than ever before, by the way. there's never been a moment like this. and without question that is exactly what putin wants to see. >> but is donald trump right in thinking that the oh six countries in g7 or for that matter, our major allies or our nato allies can only go so far in their criticism of the united states? they don't -- nato was not existing without the united states. the g7 can't be the g6 without the united states.
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is there some point to the fact that you can only get so angry at the united states as an ally? >> well, that's right. but they weren't getting that angry. that's the point. you know, it was our president tweeting on the plane who was getting angry, and it was the trump administration talking about being stabbed in the back and so let's be clear about who escalated this. over milk, by the way, over tariffs. not nuclear weapons. and so it's just paradoxical to me that the president today says the north korean threat is over. he's bending over backwards to be accommodating to an enemy, by the way, nothing has changed concretet, over milk tariffs it's as if it's world war iii. i don't understand the strategy there. this is difficult but it can be handled in a much more diplomatic way. >> you make a good point. justin trudeau probably made the toughest statement he's ever de about the united states, and it wasn't really all that tough.
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it was just hey, we're going to stand up for ourselves if we are in a dispute. they weren't that mad. >> it didn't seem like they were blowing up the bilateral relationship. i read that statement. and, again, trade issues are complicated. by the way, there's a lot of hypocri hypocrisy. if we dig into what we do for our farmers, let's be clear. this is a complicated mess. but the way to resolve it is not through this kind of antagonism. ink t way to resolve it, especially with democratic allies, is behind closed doors where we sh unity to countries like russia and china. >> ambassador mike mcfall, good to see you. former ambassador to russia under president obama. expect a wave of corporate takeovers now that a judge cleared the way for at&t to rge with timeer. what it and how you get your tv and shows over the internet. first, mitch mcconnell had this to say about president trump's
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ask your doctor about opdivo. thank you to all involved in opdivo clinical trials. a merger between at&t and time warren ener is getting the ahead. a federal judge declined the justice department's request to block at&t's $85 billion takeover saying the government did not prove the claim the merger would lead to less choice for consumer. the decision will turn them into a media power house. it is already. it's already the largest paid tv company and the second largest wireless carrier.
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it's make at&t a distributor and owner of some of the most popular content. at&t says it needs to buy it compete against netflix, amazon and youtube. consumer reports is warning there could be higher prices for cable tv and streaming services, miss out on innovations and have fewer choices when it comes to favorite tv shows and movies. it adds this merger combined with the repeal of net neutrality protections earlier eek is a big loss for consumers. i'd o bring in our guests. thank you for being here. erik, let me start with this. and i think it's consumer reports which i love, perhaps we didn't nee to bunch them together. net neutrality is one issue and
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media consolidation is another issue. i thought thergument of needing to merge to com with the stand alones is weird and upside down. it's almost netflixs and these independent companies need things to compete with these big power houses? >> no. what we're seeing in media is there's a lot of concern about these tech base companies that have loads of money that seem to be cornering areas of media. netflix is spending something like $6 billion, $7 billion on new content.ying to essentiallye market in areas like comedy and prestige drama. we have these big tech companies like google and facebook and apple pouring a lot of money into creating their own media structures and company old school like disney and at&t are worried about being edged out of
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that market if they don't control every aspect of entertainment pipeline. not just the pipelines that deliver the content to you but a bit of companies that create the content. >> this is an interesting point. controlling entire pipeline. jeff, on one hand, i think that the trump administration getting involved in this was actually hurtful because this deserves remarkable scrutiny. this been a normal approval of a merger like with comcast, the parent company of nbc, there could have been conditions with it. theesult of judge overturning the justice department concerns is the judge approved this deal with no conditions. >> trump had a political vendetta against cnn. that's why this merger had to go through if there's any justice left, which is a big question in our country.
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what we see is the dinosaurs of old huddling together against the cold wins of new. they are trying to consolidate as much as they can. you'll see the big guys trying toconsolidate. >> that's weird and upside down. the only protectioninst these new start ups. >> we talk about how google or fabook may be too big. the companies that are really too big are the cable companies that i understand have control over you. we're going to see prices go up. media will become the realm of the privileged. >> the way we consume and the expectations about what we'goin
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things we consume, are changing. does this affect that or is this just another stop on the road of the fact that we're going to pay more. hopefully we get better products. how do you see this. . >> as much as i respect jeff, i'm not so sure we'lre. we'll see the businesse fragment. one of the things that at&t and companies that offer satellite and cable service are facing is core cutting. people are leaving their services because they are costing too much. there's this pressure to get skinny bundles. way to get smaller colle of channels through streaming so people can have smaller bill. the thing i'm concerned aut is the fact that smaller voices will get squeezed out as these big companies get
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the next thing we expect to see is that comcast may try to mike some sort of offer for the parts of fox that disney is trying to buy. what happens to the smaller voices that are trying to make a ma ma >> i think you're right. i got to the youtube fan people that are demi celebrities that you and i never heard of. it's a small chance for these guys to come up and gain an audience. >> have you both back on. this is where the net neutrality does become vant. can the new players get the access.
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all right. i'm a little under the weath so i haven't given you my best today. i've tried. thanks for watching. check us out on social media. we love all of your suggestions. i'm going to hand over to kristen welker who is hosting andrea mitchell reports. right now, problem solved as president trump declares that north korea is nor a secretartate pompeo arrives in south korea for clean up duty. can he ease concerns about the
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abrupt decision to end joint military exercises. >> the military exercises with south korea without getting anything in return i think puts mike pompeo in a very difficult spot. party of one. a surge in candidate supporting president trump take over tuesday's primaries. some republicans say it's putting the party in a strange place. >> it's not a good place for any party tond up with a cultlation situaticult like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of the same party. destiny's child. destiny productions known as the national security council produces a trailer for what could be the blockbuster of the year. >> two leaders, one destiny. a story


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