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is up against his own deadline. he's given himself a week to term who you will nominate to replace supreme court justice kennedy. plus, new reporting that north korea is pushing ahead with its nuclear program. u.s. intelligence agencies believe the rogue nation is increasing its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites. thousands of people across the country take to the streets protesting the trump administration's immigration policies. this as president trump praises i.c.e. and border patrol. ♪ good morning, everyone.
it is monday, july 1st, i'm ayman mohyeldin. president trump will interview supreme court nominees this week. speaking aboard air force one on friday, he said he will announce his pick on monday, july 9th, a day before he will depart for a week-long trip to europe. trump said he had a list of potential candidates. it has narrowed them down to five, including two women, but he added that he might interview six or seven candidates. now, according to "the washington post", trump has told his advisors he is looking for three attributes in a justice. an unnamed advisor said the president is insisting upon an extraordinarily well-qualified nominee, and that he is especially drawn to contenders with name-brand degrees such as from ivy league universities like harvard or yale and that he also wants to see a portfolio of solid academic writing. though interestingly enough, this advisor acknowledged
president trump does not care to read it. he just simply wants to know it exists. secondly, the advisor said trump has said it is essential his nominee be not weak, meaning someone with independent judgment and the courage to buck the political and social fashions of the day. lastly, the advisor tells "the post" that the president has said he wants a anymore any who will interpret the constitution the way the framers meant it to be. now, president trump says that when it comes to interviewing his potential nominees to replace supreme court justice kennedy, where they stand on roe v. wade won't be a top issue for him. >> are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on roe v. wade? >> well, that's a big one, and probably not. they're all saying don't do that, you don't do that, you shouldn't do that, but i'm putting conservative people on. >> so meanwhile republican senator susan collins of maine, seen as a critical vote for the president's eventual justice nominee, says she is not going to support a pick who is hostile
to abortion rights. >> i'm going to have an in-depth discussion with the nominee, and i believe very much that roe v. wade is settled law, as it has been described by chief justice roberts. it has been established as a constitutional right for 46 -- 45 years, and was reaffirmed 26 years ago. a candidate for this important position who would overturn roe v. wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that i don't want to see a judge have. >> don't you think just as an academic matter neil gorsuch, for whom you voted, don't you think he is probably going to vote to overturn roe v. wade if given the chance? >> i actually don't. i had a very long discussion
with justice gorsuch in my office, and he pointed out to me that he is a co-author of the whole book on precedent. >> i think that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle know that this vote could be one of the key votes of their entire career, and they know that no matter what spin comes out of the white house, if they vote for somebody who's going to change precedent it could be a career-ending move. >> roughly two-and-a-half weeks after the summit in singapore the trump administration is revealing a time frame for north korean denuclearization. >> kim jong-un was very emphatic several times in singapore. he was different from prior regimes. we have developed a program, i'm sure that secretary of state mike pompeo will be discussing this with the north koreans in the near future, about really how to dismantle all of their wmd and ballistic missile perhaps in a year. what our experts have devised is
a program with north korea, with full disclosure -- >> that hasn't happened site. >> we can. it has not. >> there were no specifics regarding a plan or time frame agreed to in the document. president trump and kim jong-un signed, only that north korea would, quote, work toward denuclearization. however, according to a previously undisclosed defense intelligence agency report, north korea is unlikely to denuclearize. in an exclusive report from friday, multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news u.s. intelligence agencies now believe that despite the agreement, north korea has actually increased its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months. multiple u.s. officials also say there's evidence that north korea is trying to deceive the u.s. about its nuclear stockpile arsenal and secret production facilities. that reporting has also been confirmed by "the washington post." in addition, new reports
indicate north korea is nearly done with a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing facility which produces solid fuel ba advertise lick missilll. meanwhile susan thornton has announced she will retire from the foreign service at the end of the month. all right. so the former mayor of mexico city, a leftest name andres manuel lopez obrador has been elected president in a landslide victory. the 64-year-old is mexico's first leftist leader in decades and is expected to move the country in a more nationalist direction and potentially worsen tensions with president trump. obrador's victory is a desounding defeat for outgoing president. trump tweeted late last night, i look forward to working with him. there is much to be done that will benefit both the united states and mexico. and canada has begun
implementing billions of dollars worth of retaliatory tariffs on the united states. the tariffs are worth about $12.6 billion and they come in response to the trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs. a lengthy list of u.s. goods including chocolate, beef, yogurt, lawn mowers and whiskey will be subject to a 10% or 25% tax. in the words of canada's foreign minister, quote, we will not escalate and we will not back down on a dollar-for-dollar response on this. china meanwhile is set later this week to impose a tough 25% tariff on u.s. soybeans in addition to raising pork duties as part of its own retaliatory tariffs on hundreds of american products worth $34 billion. meanwhile, general motors says if the trump administration imposes its threatened tariffs on car imports it may be forced to cut american jobs, wages and investment. in the financial times reports that the eu has plans to impose up to $300 billion worth of
retaliatory tariffs if trump goes through with that threat. now, over the weekend trump said that the eu is, quote, possibly as bad as china, just smaller. u.s. am bass don tore estonia announced he resigned over trump's remarks on eu and nato, and the president took aim at one of america's most famous companies. take a listen. >> should you be calling out specific companies. >> yes. >> you're the president. >> yes, i should. look, idea voted a lot of time to harley davidson, i treated them good. everybody that bought a harley-davidson voted for trump and they're unhappy about it. i think harley is an american bike, an american motorcycle and they should build them in this unit country. they shouldn't play cute. i had them for lunch six months ago. i have a feeling maybe harley -- i think they're going to take a big hit. those are my voters. they don't want harley davidson getting cute to make $2 more. >> all right. so days after house minority leader nancy pelosi lost a top
lieutenant in a shocking primary upset, former president bark obama gave his endorsement for her to stay in leadership. according to "politico's" account, the former president said, quote, nancy, i believe, is one of the greatest speakers we ever had and will once again be one of the greatest speakers we ever have after we get through this cycle. meanwhile, the loss of new york congressman joe crowley has set off a debate in the party over the need for new leadership. "the new york times" editorial said make way for young democratic leaders writing, quote, the democrats' failure to aggressively nurture fresh talent has had a concrete impact on the caucus. frustrated members fret by refusing to make room for fresh blood, leadership is damaging the caucus's long-term health.
joining us is "politico's" daniel litman. good to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> i know the president is ratcheting up his trade war with another u.s. ally, canada. they're going dollar for dollar with the tariffs the u.s. imposed. will trump's america first strategy be a tough sale come november? he has an open trade war with china, eu and now canada. >> i think most american voters don't see canada and europe as a threat to national security, and so they may not know the details of how these tariffs are being enacted but most of them are being used with the national security clause. you know, they're saying imports of canadian and european products are a threat to america's national security, but that just does not usually pass the smell test. it is interesting to see both republicans and democrats who are sometimes more pro-fair trade really opposing the president on this and saying he
is going too far, that he will damage the economy. you saw the comments about anthony scaramucci yesterday where he basically said the same thing. >> let's switch gears for a moment and talk about some of the domestic politics, especially in consideration for the democratic party and leadership. the house seems to be somewhat in flux after nancy pelosi's potential successor here in new york, joe crowley, lost his seat to a younger, openly socialist candidate. what are democrats' concern moving forward? is it as nancy pelosi said, it is one district or a sign of something bigger in the party? >> i think you see a wave of candidates who are sick and tired of the old system, the old party guard saying that we got this, you know, we should be in charge. so while there may not be a ton of other socialists who will win on the democratic ticket, the energy is really in the progressive side. they feel like pelosi and ware and even schumer to some extent,
they've been there too long, that, you know, the party needs new blood because, you know, we've seen those anti-pelosi ads since 2006 by republicans. republicans leadership has turned over a couple of times, and so i think the feeling is that, you know, going into 2020 you can't have pelosi as the face of the party. that turns off voters. >> interesting point. daniel litman live in washington, d.c. we will touch base with you in a little bit. still ahead, president trump offers condolences after the deadly shooting at the gazette. we're going to explain the reason. those stories and a check on weather when we come right back. stay with us. ♪ ♪
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shooting at the "capital-gazette" newspaper in maryland which claimed five lives. the president spoke of the tragedy but did not address his harsh criticism of the press as treason treasonous and enemy of the people. >> this attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all-americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. to the families of the victims, there are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. horrible, horrible event. horrible thing happened. when you're suffering, we pledge our eternal support. >> mr. president, will you stop calling us the enemy of the people, sir? will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir? mr. president, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people, sir?
>> all right. so it was unclear whether the president heard those questions being shouted out, but he evaded an answer when questioned by reporters in an off-camera set of remarks aboard air force one. asked if he was re-evaluating calling the press the enemy of the people as he has done, trump replied, "it is just not the right time to be talking about it." he said, you know, obviously the press has treated me very badly, but in the meantime i'm president. so, you know, i guess they didn't treat me badly enough. but, look, honestly i have a lot of respect for the press. when asked, even people you don't feel are fair should be targeted for violence, right. >> absolutely you can't do it. that's terrible. texas republican ted cruz is urging to vote against. it comes to stop a nazi
sympathizer from securing a spot on the ballot. that happened. cruz tweeted, quote, this is horrif horrific, an avowed nazi running for congress. you have two reasonable choices, write in another candidate or vote for the democrat. this bigoted fool should receive zero votes. new reporting says that the white house has drafted a bill to allow the u.s. to operate outside the rules of international trade, and the draft legislation essentially abandones the framework set by the world trade organization without a formal withdrawal. while the united states fair and reciprocal tariff act would undoubtedly face an uphill battle on capitol hill because it allows the president to raise u.s. tariffs at will without congressional consent, the report comes days after trump reportedly told government officials his desire to withdraw the u.s. from the world trade organization. let's change gears and get a check on the weather with nbc
meteorologist bill karins. it has been a scorcher and it continues. >> yeah, there was one town in connecticut with a heat index of 120 yesterday afternoon. i mean that's almost unheard of for areas of new england. so today once again the same areas will be very hot. should be maybe only one or two degrees cooler than yesterday, somewhere between 55 and 60 million, this number keeps changing, but the areas of pink it is the hottest. from the hudson valley to the north, to burlington. we go back towards utica and syracuse with the heat warning. new york city, central park, yesterday was 96. probably will be 94, so take the heat index will peak near 100. you weren't quite as warm yesterday in d.c. today it will be 97. philadelphia is supposed to be 99. you have a chance of actually hitting 100. in raleigh, even for you it is warm at 104. into tuesday, the thing about the heat wave is we're not like breaking and shattering dozens of records, but the duration will be impressive.
on tuesday we still will be 93 in harper. low to mid 90s from richmond, d.c., philadelphia, baltimore and down to charlotte. the heat continues especially in the ohio valley late in the week. the heat index in paducah will be 104 on thursday. d.c. will stay mid to upper 90s all week long. some areas in the northeast will go about maybe six, seven days in a row with temperatures 90 plus which is rare for the northern cities. they consider three days to be a heat wave. for dallas, that is like from may to october. 101 the forecast high in dallas for today. same in san antonio. the heat continues, just not as humid in texas. we toj the showers and thunderstorms all weekend long in the southeast. we will do it again today. a peek at tomorrow's forecast continues the same theme. it cooled off in the great lakes but still warm, in the 80s. we will come back and take a look at the 4th of july forecast and the macy's fireworks
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$$35.5 million. it is the longest contract lebron signed since 2010 and second time he left his hometown, cleveland cavalier. after the announcement, las vegas sports book jumped up the lakers odds of winning the championship, second only to the defending champion golden state warriors. we are excited to see how he does in l.a. heading overseas now to world cup action. in yesterday's matches, both came down to penalty kicks after both ended in draws. host country russia sent spain home, then topping them 4-3 on penalty kicks. what a match it was. croatia moves on, defeating denmark 3-2 on penalties. later today brazil will meet mexico and belgium takes on somewhat pan. you can catch the world cup action on telemundo. it has not disappointed, ayman. >> i would say the word to
describe it is full of shockers, perhaps with what we saw with russia upsetting spain. obviously congratulations to the home crowd, they've given it all. i think the big shocker of the weekend is lebron james going to l.a. i don't think it is unexpected but it makes the western conference somewhat more interesting. what do you think, louis? >> for sure, yeah. i think it is an extremely exciting development, and, you know, he still has a lot of game left. >> yeah, and we'll see if l.a. has still money to go after big-name talents he wants to see including leonard. thanks for that. >> you got it. >> still ahead, vladimir putin and president trump are expected to meet later details. plus, in cities across the country thousands hits the streets to protest the trump administration's immigration policies. this comes as president trump launch else a new attack at democrats over that very same issue. we will be right back. ♪
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♪ welcome back, everyone. i'm ayman mohyeldin alongside louis burgdorf. let's start with the morning's top stories. president trump says he will ramp up his search for potential supreme court nominees this week, with just days before he is expected to make a pick. this as democrats in the senate look to slow down the process and sway key lawmakers ahead of a vote. kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: one week to announce the president's second
supreme court nominee. >> i think we will have a lot of support. i think we will have support from democrats frankly. i think if it is the right person. >> reporter: because justice kennedy's legacy is already set as a critical swing vote, his successor could shape american life for years to come. a swing vote in the senate will likely be susan collins, republican of maine, who supports abortion rights and gave the president her must-haves. >> i emphasized i wanted a nominee who would respect precedent, a fundamental tenet of our judicial system. >> reporter: the political divide over abortion is a backdrop for the president's choice, but some republicans caution the issue is considered settled law. >> roe v. wade in many different ways has been affirmed over the years. >> reporter: democrats say they will try to slow the confirmation process and get their midterm election voters to take action. >> so all we're saying is you should let the people have a say in this critical position and
have this vote after the election. >> reporter: while the president on the trail is already touting the influence of his high court selection to rally his own base. >> we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. >> reporter: after starting with a working list of 25 names, the president has that whittled down to five to seven on a short list and some will be invited for personal interviews. people familiar with the process say president trump has indicated one kind of preference in his selection process. he would like to choose a nominee who attended harvard or yale. ayman. >> thanks to kelly o'donnell for the report. president trump is criticizing democrats who called for abolishing immigration and customs enforcement or as it is known as i.c.e. last week senator gillibrand and new york city mayor bill de blasio called for dismantling the agency. on stormtracker senator warren said i.c.e. should be replaced and trump welcomed their position tweeting out, the democrats are making a strong
push to abolish i.c.e., one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women i have ever seen. i have watched i.c.e. liberate towns from the grapg sp of ms 1. he wrote, do not worry or lose your spirit. the radical left dems want you out. next it will be all police. zero chance. it will never happen. in an interview with fox news, the president described the first lady's trip to the border and praised the work that i.c.e. does. >> i'll tell you, she came home and told me a couple of things. she said, it is a very sad situation. very, very sad. she saw the danger. she saw -- you look at, it looks like danger. in the meantime, we have to have strong border protection. we have to have strong borders. we don't want crime. the democrats want to have no borders. they want to get rid of i.c.e. you get rid of i.c.e., you will have a country you will be afraid to walk out of your
house. but i.c.e., border patrol, these are incredible patriots. the job they have is so dangerous. >> it is. >> you know long island very well. >> catch and release, i mean -- >> how about long island. they go into long island, they liberate towns. they liberate towns. these are incredible people. >> meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of americans gathered in cities across america over the weekend to protest the trump administration's immigration policies. from coast to coast there were more than 600 families belong together rallies. under the trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy, more than 2,300 children were separated from their families in the last two months. now, president trump signed an order to stop separating families almost two weeks ago but more than 2,000 children remain apart from parents. after the failure of the republicans immigration bill, president trump denied he supported it despite the fact he did so less than three days earlier. the president tweeted saturday, i never pushed the republicans in the house to vote for the immigration bill.
either goodlatte one or two because it could never have gotten enough democrats as long as there's the 60 vote threshold. i released many prior to the vote knowing we need more republicans in november to win. however, he tweeted, house republicans should pass the strong but fair immigration bill in their afternoon vote today even to the dems won't let it pass in the senate. that wasn't the extent of it as political writes, quote, he visited the house republicans conference and urged them to vote for the goodlatte bill and he asked republican lawmakers at the white house to vote for the legislation as well. he told republicans he was behind them and now he says he didn't care. ahead of a meeting with russian president vladimir putin president trump left open the possibility of recognizing russia's seizure of crimea by force. national security advisor john bolton was asked about it on "face the nation."
>> on air force one president trump seemed to leave the door open to recognizing russia's annexation of crimea, saying we will have to see what happens when the issue comes up in the meeting. is the u.s. endorsing the idea that international borders can be redrawn by force? is this actually a topic? >> no, that's not the position of the united states. >> which is why it was news worthy when he said it. >> i don't know that's what he said. i think the president often says we'll see to show he is willing to talk to foreign leaders about a range of issues and hear their perspective. president putin was clear with me about it, and my response was, we're going to have to agree to disagree on ukraine. >> but that's not up for negotiation? >> that's not the position of the united states. >> right. but saying "we'll see" suggests it might be. >> well, we'll see. >> well, that's shocking for our european allies. >> i don't think it is shocking at all. as i said, the position of the united states is clear on this. >> right, but is that open to changing as the united states' position if the president is saying the door is open?
>> the president makes the policy. >> president trump said he would discuss a wide range of topics with president putin. quote, we'll be talking about elections and we don't want anybody tampering with elections. the day before, trump tweeted, quote, russia continues to say they had nothing to do with meddling in our elections. it is something senator lindsey graham says he's troubled by. >> i'm concerned when the president tweets, you know, russia denies they meddled in our election. when they say they didn't meddle, they're lying. so i'm glad the president is going to confront putin, show him the evidence you got, mr. president, because it is overwell manyin overwell -- overwhelming. we have armed the ukraine, imposed sanctions, kicked out dip lot mats, but the idea russia did not meddle in our election is fake news. they did meddle in our election and they're doing it again in 2018. >> all right. joining us now once again from washington is "politico's" daniel lippman, coauthor of the
political playbook. good to have you with us. >> i thanks for having me. >> let's start with john bolton who said during an interview will the president press vladimir putin on russian meddle during their meeting on the 16th. what is the upside for the president to meet with putin and raise the issue of election meddling? >> he fashion himself as a deal maker and there are a lot of issues that separate the u.s. and russia. so the president thinks that he can try to make progress on some of those topics in terms of r h russia's interference in syria and how they're interfering in the u.s. but this is a president who tweets sometimes, while rushia claims they did not meddle in our elections, you know, let's try to believe them. that is just very weird because that's almost just doing p.r. for one of america's opponents and enhemies.
>> it remains remarkable that the president emphasizes he takes vladimir putin for his word when he says, hey, he told me he didn't meddle in our election. >> this is a former spy. why would you believe putin? no president should take putin at his word most of the time. >> let me ask you this. during the same interview john bolton shared a plan with denuclearizing north korea within a year despite reports that the country is amping up the nuclear arsenal and deliberately trying to conceal it from the united states. could the u.s. being played by kim jong-un? is this and i-told-you-moment for the white house? >> it is concerning that there have been multiple reports in the last week about how north korea's ramping up its nuclear program. it is not the sign of something that you wanted to see after that big summit in singapore. so mike pompeo, the secretary of state, is going to north korea later this week to try to get a declaration of everything they have in their arsenal, but i'm
sure there are -- trump is sweating all of this because he had said just a couple of weeks ago there's no more nuclear threat from north korea, but they're now building up their program more. it is just terribly concerning. >> daniel, quickly, what are you looking for for this week ahead? >> i'm looking for any progress on the mueller probe and also does congress address immigration at all. you know, this is a recess week, but you will see a lot of signs of whether democrats embrace that abolish i.c.e. rhetoric or they try to move away from that. >> of course, not to mention the interviews at the white house for possible supreme court. great to have you in washington, d.c. thanks, my friend. >> thanks. still ahead, one comedienne in hot water over his alleged prank call to the president. how he claims to have bypassed security pro ktocols and connecd to the president on air force one. what is in store for the 4th of july celebrations.
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welcome back, everyone. the comedian who claims he prank his way into a phone conversation with president trump says the secret service wants to meet with him later this morning. the comedian is john melendez who goes by the name stuttering john. he is best known for his stint on the howard stern show. he says he was connected with air force one after pretending to be senator bob melendez who was recently acquitted on fraud charges. here is audio from the comedian's podcast. >> hi, bob. >> hey. how are you? >> how are you? congratulations on everything. we're proud of you. congratulations. great job. you went through a tough, tough situation, and i don't think a very fair situation, but congratulations. >> all right. so they also asked about immigration and the supreme court. nbc has not confirmed that the call actually took place or that the voice was that, in fact, of president trump. the white house did not comment on the call but did not dispute
the comedian's account. "access" reports that white house staffers are freaking out how easily melendez made it through two screen calls before jared kushner returned the call from air force one. a person inside the white house tells "politico" it was kushner who routed the call to the president. meanwhile, the comedian says he has hired a prominent attorney to represent himself ahead of his meeting with the secret service. you may have heard of this attorney. his name is michael aftvenoti. he said, instead of wasting time on this mr. trump should focus on things of greater priority. he mentioned the other fight he waged against the president, the issue of separating children from their parents at the border. a check on the weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, major flooding in iowa over the weekend and, of course, more heat to come. >> yeah, the des moines area was hit hard. up to eight inches of rain full
saturday night into sunday morning and one of the rivers hit an all-time record high crest. there were a lot of people that had to be water rescued. you can see the vehicles submerged. thunderstorms rolled through the great lakes and did cool you off. today you are out of the excessive heat. i want to show you the temperatures currently as we start the morning. it is 81 in central park in new york city. about once every summer we usually have an overnight low that only dips town to 80 or higher, and this could be one of the mornings. you notice significantly warmer, boston a little ocean influence at 69. you will be cooler today. 59 million people at risk of the heat today. heat warning shown in the pink. philadelphia could be one of the hot spots on the map today. you have a chance of reaching 100. when you factor in the humidity, between 105 and 110 this afternoon. the possibility of few record highs, not a lot touring the day today. scattered storms dot you in the southeast, umbrella day down in many areas of florida to mobile.
much cooler in chicago, 79 today. that's more like it. you can open the windows after the stifling heat the last couple of days. dry throughout much of the west. just the pacific northwest with a shower or two. wednesday is the 4th of july. we are still watching temperatures that are very warm but not quite as hot. i have the green on the map here which shows where there's a chance of some rain. there will be hit-and-miss showers and storms, chicago, pennsylvania. as far as the fireworks forecast goes, this is the 10:00 p.m. forecast for the 4th of july. maybe a hit-and-miss storms detroit, chicago and along the gulf coast where we are fine for the macy's fireworks display in new york. if you are watching on tv, that should be fantastic. no problems with the rain. >> good news. still ahead, markets around the world under pressure as u.s. tariffs and chinese goods are set to take effect. plus, more troubles for facebook. the company discloses that it shared user information with even more companies than first
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let's turn to business. the president accused opec of manipulating the world markets during an interview where he discussed tariffs, trade and issued warning to companies he felt were cheating the u.s. joining us from london with more, karen. >> good morning, louis. in the firing line this morning, opec with u.s. president donald
trump warning that oil producing cartel to stop manipulating oil markets. the comments coming in an interview with fox over the weekend. the president didn't elaborate too much except to go on to say that the u.s. was protecting many of the companies so they hr stop. now oil prices have been climbing for a number of factors but chief among them seem to be concerns about iran crude and whether there's a limit to global supplies. this poedss a potential threat to the u.s. president coming after the midterms in november. it could offset the tax cuts and reduce regulation. meantime, if you look at stocks in asia today and how they're trading, they're on the back to start out brand new trading quarter. investors are concerns tariffs will be lobbed on chinese goods. from the 6th of july, tariff talk is moving to actually tariffs. the talks will reduce sentiment
even further. let me toss it back to you the studio. >> there's criticism over how facebook manages user information. that has been renewed after the company admitted to sharing data with at least 61 companies in a congressional document late on friday. how will this latest development impact the company going forward? i guess the troubles continue with user data for facebook. >> it's negative. we were told back in 2015 developers access was restricted. now to the latest data deluge, we're told that, wait a minute, we gave an extension to 61 companies, including aol, nike, u.s. and dating happen hinge and another five companies that were then given access to the data as well. more than 65 companies with the keys to data user, or user data from facebook. i'll leave it up to the viewers whether they trust the social media company. >> your data isn't confidential. karen tso, great to have you with us live from london.
thanks so much. >> from bad to worse on the data user information with facebook. coming up, nick johnson has a look at the one big thing. on "morning joe," getting to work on the next supreme court justice. president trump is back in washington this morning set to intensify his search to replace justice anthony kennedy. the new details we're learning on the president's criteria for the new justice and the key issue that might play into the final pick. "morning joe," everyone, just moments away. my day starts well before i'm even in the kitchen. i need my blood sugar to stay in control. so i asked about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i need to shave my a1c. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® works like my body's insulin. releases slow and steady. providing powerful a1c reduction. my week? hectic. my weekends? my time. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ i can take tresiba® any time of day.
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♪ all right. joining us now from washington, d.c. with a look at axios am, editor in chief for axios nicholas. good morning. >> good morning. >> what is axios's one big thing for us? >> a scoop that trump administration officials are thinking of new york city as the place for round two of the north korea summit. this would be happening in september possibly on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. this is when a bunch of world leaders show up in new york for
meetings at the u.n. this could be used as a carrot to keep north korea moving forward. there's been a gap between some of the language about denuclearization and the actual actions. offering this second round already might be a way to revise some time to give the north koreans to act. mike pompeo will be in korea later this week to push that process along. >> you thought traffic was bad, i can imagine how much worse it would be when kim jong-un is in town. axios report comes as questions mount over whether north korea is actually taking steps to denuclearize. how might that impact the potential second summit? >> that's exactly the tension point here, they're pulling the idea of the second summit to get movement on the issue of denuclearization. there were a lot of really rough headlines over the weekend reporting that north korea may be undergoing nuclear and missile development and secret plans to continue work on
nuclear operations even after they say they're stepping back on this. a lot of the experts are very bearish on this progress. i'm reminded of a line ronald reagan said about the soviets, trust but verify. the north koreans are don't trust and verify. it's the real sticking point to make sure they're moving forward on what they promised to in the first summit. >> is there a widening gap with the president's optimism, what he' saying with his tweets, what he said after the historic summit and the u.s. intelligence community is saying? >> right. >> it seems they're not now on the same page about this issue. >> right. i think that's a good way of reading it. donald trump over the weekend in an interview said north korea was making progress but the evidence of that doesn't exist yet. inspectors haven't been in the country to figure out whether this is actually happening. the reporting of axios and others are showing that north korea hasn't lived up to those promises yet and hasn't followed up on the rhetoric from the first summit.
that's the big concern here, floating the idea of a second summit now might show north korea that the u.s. is serious but it's unclear if north korea would actually respond. let's talk about another exclusive reporting you have at axios, a bill that president trump is considering or at least his administration is considering to blow up or blow open the world trade order. what kind of steps would that bill take? >> right. this is a follow up to our scoop on friday when donald trump said he hates the world trade organization and wants to get out of it. now we have the proof on paper. a draft bill that trump himself ordered up to allow the u.s. to pull out of the world trade organization and set tariffs unilaterally across the board and up end the global trade order which existed around the world for decades. >> so, how does this decision, if it does happen and play out, play into the bigger policy of this administration when you think of all of the other organizations, agreements that he's taken the united states out
of, nato, g7, climate change. >> exactly. that's the list right there. from day one of his administration, donald trump went to war with the world order that wasn't helping american companies and american workers. that's why he pulled out of tpp and renegotiating nafta, pulled out of the iran deal, the paris climate deal and talking about blowing up the world trade organization. president trump has been very consistent in his rhetoric from day one that he thinks a lot of the multilateral global organizations don't help america and he wants them changed. >> one more. what are you watching out for this week? >> we're on one week away from a supreme court announcement. trump told us on friday that he's got a list of five, so we'll spend all week trying to figure out those five before he lets us know. >> keep the cameras on the west wing see who is walking in and out. nicklaus johnson, great to have you with us. we'll be reading axios am in a little bit. all of our viewers out there, you, too can sign up for the newsletter by going to
signupaxios.com. that does it for us on this monday morning. "morning joe," everyone, starts right now. ♪ good morning and welcome to "morning joe." it is monday, july 2nd. with us we have the president of the council on foreign relations and the author of the book "world in disarray, richard haas." he wants to talk about baseball. >> he's smirking. >> you won a game or two? >> we won the series. >> yankee stadium. what do you want? no. was that not crazy? >> look at him. >> three one sided. >> just three lopsided games. it was great. what a series, huh? >> september in june and july. >> i think neither team has been more than two games out for most of the year. unbelievable, mika. >> associate editor of commentary magazine noah rothman is here. columnist and associate editor of