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a historic meeting for president trump. after shaking hands with kim jung-un, he took several steps in north korea. >> and after the meeting in osaka, president trump said he is extremely angry about the murder of jamal khashoggi but defended the prince saying he's a friend of mine. >> harris's campaign compared it to the rhetoric used to question
barack obama's birthplace. >> good morning. it is monday, july 1, i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside white house correspondent jeff bennett. >> the president making history. tweeting this, if chairman kim of north korea sees this, i would meet him at the border dmz just to shake his hand and say hello. kim jung-un apparently did see the tweet and met and led trump over the border at the heavily militarized zone. after about a minute in what is officially hostile territory since the united states is technically at war with north korea. president trump resip indicated
the gesture letting kim back into south korea to the freedom house. the president also announced that the stalled denuclearization talks would resume and he would invite the dictator to the white house. >> i would invite him right now to the white house. i just want to say that this is my honor. i didn't really expect it. we were in japan for the g20. i said, hey, i'm over here. i want to call chairman kim. we got to meet and stepping across that line is a great honor. a lot of progress has been made. a lot of friendships have been made. tremendous positivity. really great things have been happening in a lot of places. we met and we like each other from day one. that was very important. >> it is my honor and the chairman's honor to say we work
well together. >> i want to thank kim for something else. when i put out the invitation, if you didn't show up, the press would make me not look good. so i appreciate it. i was proud to step over that line. i want to thank you. it has been great. >> before leaving south korea he tweeted his meeting with kims with quote, wonderful. senate manage or the leader saying, president trump meets with kim jung-un, north korea continues to build nuclear weapons another trump show. apparently bruce part of that incident was caught on camera.
grisham bumped. t the secret service intervened. one who witnessed that scuffle will be on "morning joe" coming up. president trump continues not to blame the crown prince for the murder of jamal khashoggi. trump praised the crowned prince. >> the prouned prince of saudi arabia, a friend of mine. a man who has done things in the last five years in terms of opening up saudi arabia. >> have you discussed the murder of jamal khashoggi with the crowned prince. >> he was later asked if he raised the issue privately. >> on the case of jamal khashoggi, we have a lot of
journalists in this room that object to what appears to be the saudi government's complicit and perhaps the murder and miss membering of a journalist. when given the opportunity to call him out on that you did not do it. did you do it privately? do you agree that it is despicable for a government to kill a journalists? >> yes, i do. anybody for that matter. when you look into saudi arabia, 13 people or so have been prosecuted. they've taken it very, very seriously. they will continue to. i will also say -- nobody so far has pointed directly a finger at the future king of saudi arabia. >> you mentioned nobody pointed a finger at him. actually the cia did. >> i cannot comment on
intelligence. probably, i'm allowed to do what i want to do. we did declassify. unlike hillary clinton. the truth is, i just don't want to talk about intelligence. >> republican senator romney is weighing in on comments about the prince on twitter. >> the president's praise for mbs, the man who u.s. intel says ordered or authorized the murder sends a wrong message to the world. it is pastime for congress and the administration to impose sanctions for the murder. >> with us correspondent from reuters. thank you for joining us. the president had a lot of meetings over the last couple of days with dictators. not much accountability there with mbs, putin and kim.
what has been the overall reaction to this? >> i guess it is reaction from whom. it is nice you played the tweet from mitt romney. some question whether president trump has more of an a finity for dictators than allies. that has been a question. he seemed to show more of a willingness to engage with them and make light in some cases during his meeting with putin about the accusations that russia intervened in the election and spending as much time as he did on the border. those are all representative. reaction from some republicans and dats has not been positive.
it was said, it is like winning the super bowl when you haven't played a game yet. this is like coming before the policy win. where does this head next, jeff? >> it is a terrific point. this type of a meeting would usually be considered a reward for not only having come to the table but produced something in terms of what the united states is looking for in terms of denuclearization. the next step is a restart of talks. i think the question about that -- i was on his trip to vietnam. that some what ended without a deal because kim just couldn't come as far as united states wanted it to. i'm not sure now whether this will give him impetus to go further but the two sides will
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my biggest number one was the gerrymandering case because the supreme court essentially said it presented a nonjust tishable question. the supreme courts can't even touch them because they are not allowed to. if they did, they would interfere with the entire political process. for that reason, whatever you thought gerrymandering was before, we are entering a whole new universe. now that it has been sanctioned, gerrymandering will probably explode. you'll see redrawing of political lines in party interest. >> the stage is set for a busy next term this fall. they apparently plan to tackle daca. >> that's the one.
daca is the big one. this goes back to a 2012 obama administration policy allowing children of undocumented immigrants that met certain s s specifications to stay. all bets are off once you get to the supreme court, they will look at it basically brand new and evaluate whether daca can stay or whether the trump administration can make it go. >> these daca recipients who will been in limbo, what could this mean for them? this is a year or two off. >> you bring up a point. if daca can be ended, what do you do with this summary ending
for the right to be in the united states for all of these individuals who have been here through no fault of their own who came as children. what do you do then? how do you handle that issue? if daca is allowed to stay. in fairness, it is kind of a band-aid and we need a long-term solution. the question will be whether or not the administration program will allow it to stay in place. >> thank you. let's get a check on the weather with bill karins. >> weather in minnesota, we are tracking some storms. some areas will be a little too hot and some areas will get thunderstorms. no big storms on the map. we won't get that until we get to the hurricane season. which we are in, right now, no threats whatsoever.
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we'll still have the storms rolling through by the time we get to the fire work forecast. new york city, not bad. it will be warm. temperatures will be around 90 through the day. slight chance of showers and storms. i think it will be a go. d.c. dodging out of the storms. a warm, muggy evening for you. today's forecast. nice and quiet today for any of your travels and any friends out west. the cool spot in the pacific northwest, 78 and sunny. >> rain in d.c. on july fourth, trump won't like that. >> jeff bennett is thinking who will be my personal umbrella
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>> democratic presidential candidates will soon release second quarter fundraising numbers. reshaping the race for the 2020 nomination. showing former vice president joe biden dropping and bernie sanders remains level at 19%. kamala harris doubled her points and warren tied for third at 12%. mayor pete is down to 6%. cory booker at 3%. o'rourke and yang each at 2%. >> president trump made history by being the first sitting american president to step foot into north korea. >> president trump hits back after former president carter said trump wouldn't have won 2016 without the help of russian interference. those stories and more coming up next. depend® fit-flex underwear
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>> welcome back. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside y jeff bennett. president trump has made history being the first sitting u.s. president to step foot into north korea. trump lavished praise on the dictator and played up his relationship with kim. >> we've developed a very good relationship. we understand each other.
i do believe he understands me and i think i maybe understand him. >> yesterday, i had the idea maybe i'll call chairman kim and maybe he'll say hello. we didn't give him much notice but we respect each other. maybe even like each other. >> since our first meeting, we got along. we had a great kind of feeling. >> great kind of feeling there. joining us live from south korea. we've had a lot of these big meetings and this very historic meeting. what is next? what comes out of this? >> reporter: that is the golden question. we have this very warm exchange again that plays great for the cameras but people questioning whether it will lead to any policy. it puts us back to where we were about 15 months ago with the two
sides trying to broach the position. that was the reason the hanoi summit broke down because neither u.s. nor north korea wanted to make any compromise. now the fact that this appears to move forward appears to one of the side softening and president trump said maybe the u.s. would look at some kind of sanctions relief and perhaps there could be reward for steps along the way. this is playing terrifically for kim jung-un. pictures are splashed all over north korea today including images from kc tv, including images of ivanka trump meeting kim jung-un. he's able to say to his officials, his people, that he is a world leader.
he has been accepted, he has legitimacy and credibility and that could at the least benefit things in the future because it has him convincing his regime to at least entertain the idea of diplomacy. >> at his closing news conference at the g20, president trump drew the equivalence of democratically elected leaders and readers and joking about the russian interference. >> will you tell russia not to meddle in the elections. >> don't meddle in the elections. don't meddle in the elections. >> you did seem to be joking
there with the russian president, are we taking that to be wrong? and what is it with your coziness with these dictators. with the crown prince of saudi arabia, when you were asked about the death of jamal khashoggi you didn't respond. were you afraid of offending him? >> not at all. i don't really care about offending people. i thought i'd know that. i get along with everybody, except you people. i get a long with a lot of people. i have a tremendous relationship with president xi, nobody else would have the deal we have. i get along with president putin and mohammad from saudi arabia but i also get along with people who would be perceived as being
very nice. prime minister may, new head of australia, japan, prime minister abe. he's fine -- they are all fine. some are stronger than others. some are tougher than others. >> massachusetts senator elizabeth warren plans to polster the state department starting with the pool of u.s. diplomats. warren pledged to increase the number of u.s. ambassadors around the world and swore off handing those jobs to wealthy donors in a potential administration, she plans to put, quote, american interests ahead of negotiations. calls on fellow 2020 candidates to do the same. warren intends to make the staff more diverse than the current make up which she claims is primarily white and primarily
male. >> biden's son hunter is opening up about drug a bruce. divorce, and relationship with his brother's widow and provides explanation from his discharge from the navy reserves for a failed drug test. writing that the night before, he stopped at a bar a few blocks from the white house and bummed a cigarette from two men who told him they were from south africa which he believes might have been laced with cocaine. >> he talks about relapses and a fall 2016 episode in los angeles where he asked a homelessman where he could buy crack. the man took him to a nearby homeless encampment where in a narrow passage way someone put a gun to his head before realizing
he was a buyer. he had seen reports on twitter for reports calling for him to be investigated. biden told his wife, i don't care, explative, mr. president. >> joining us from washington, jeff mason. there is a lot there in this interview with joe biden. seems to me that the campaign is trying to unload this in the early days in the race. >> i think you are right about that. this has had some publicity but is likely to get even more as the campaign heats up.
certainly if vie certainly if vice president biden were to become the nominee, these are the types of things president trump would go after. having hunter talking about his addiction history and spilling it out is a way for him and the campaign to get this information out. >> let's circle back to the g20 summit and that exchange where he joked about election interference and he said to putin, hey, don't interfere in our elections. where does this leave the topic of election interference come 2020? when it seems the president not taking russian interference seriously with every intelligence agency saying it is clear with the mueller report saying it is clear that russian
interfered in our elections? >> it is worth pointing out, this is the first time they have met since the report came out. it reups the criticism many people have had on the republican and democratic side of president trump and the findings of that report and the intelligence agencies about russia's interference. to your question, where does it leave us? it leaves people with the impression that president trump has not taken it seriously. the white house rejects that and says the president has taken it seriously and has raised the issue. he seems to be taking it lightly and addressing it. people think, all right, this is a president who certainly benefitted from russian interference in 2016 and is not saying directly to the president
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arkansas as what is seen as a prelewd to a 2022 run. a feud with former president jimmy carter calling him, quote, a terrible president after questioning legitimacy over russian interference. here are his original comments. >> there is no doubt that russians did interfere in the election, i think the interference although not quantified that trump didn't actually win in 2016. he lost the election and he was put into office because of the russians interfering. do you believe president trump is an illegitimate president? >> based on what i just said, which i can't retract.
>> jimmy carter, look, he was a nice man. he was a terrible president. he's a democrat. it is a typical talking point as everybody now understands. i won not because of russia, not because of anybody but myself. i felt badly for him. you look over the years because his party, he's like the forgotten president. i understand why. they say he was not a good president. >> and jon meacham who interviewed carter will be coming up. let's look at the weather with bill. >> if i say mudslides, what would you think? >> california. >> this morning minnesota. highways are closed. out here in western portions of minnesota. they've had about 4 inches of rain overnight.
police are reporting that highway 19 is closed. there is one here in southern areas of wisconsin. leaving a little dent. waves of storms with a lot of rain. minneapolis has been in the lighter portion. there is even more behind it. until about noon today, flash flood watches are up. we could even see isolated severe weather through nebraska, and mostly wind damage. maybe an isolated tornado. the peek is in april or may. it trails off in june. we don't usually get a lot of strong ones. you may get a weak one. that is about it. today's forecast is mild and warm. boston is one of the coolish type spots. typical showers and storms
tuesday's forecast, not a lot of changes. in the rockies, 80s and 90s. the heat will turn on especially into wednesday. up to 90 degrees in rally and a payateville. as far as the heat domes goes, it is setting up over texas and will kind of spread. in the places like st. louis, it will cool off a little with the storms later in the week. very typical summer. >> still ahead, president trump breaths new life into the stalled trade talks with china. next, following the breakthrough and the boom is providing global markets this morning. gentle.
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welcome back, a trade negotiation breakthrough is igniting markets as u.s. and china get into trade talks. joining us live from london, good morning. how are investors processing all of this? >> a number of different ways. active investors who buy and sell stocks have been buying and pushing up prices in asia and
europe so far. one of the major markets, they saw the highest level since the end of april. clearly there, they see story. here in europe a similar set of numbers here in london and frankfurt and in paris. a lot of that has to do with the individual sectors that investors see as benefiting from a trade truce. that's things like the tech sector where you have all the semiconductor firms here in new york trading much higher this morning because of the fact they're so reliant on the trade flows between the u.s. and china in particular. huawei has been very much part of the news around that in particular because we now see that the u.s. is likely to ease some of the restrictions we have seen on sales to that company by u.s. firms. that's not a huge amount of clarity beyond that though. they won't allow any of the implications of national security to be impacted by the loosening of the restrictions.
european car makers are terribly concerned about high tariffs from the u.s. administration and the fact that the current tariffs will not be extended any further necessarily than they are today. we won't see fresh tariffs being imposed is a cause for optimism. we are seeing that expressed in the wall street futures and looks like the futures on your side of the atlantic will open higher this morning as well. >> all right, food to see you. coming up, axios' mike allen has a look at the one big thing and coming up on "morning joe," trump becomes the first u.s. sitting president to step foot in north korea. >> more as the two leaders agree to restart negotiation on a long elusive nuclear agreement. we'll have more on the historic moment. plus, the council on foreign relations richard haass, david ignacious and jon meachem will
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welcome back. joining us from washington with a look at axios a.m., the cofounder of axios, mike allen. talk about the one big thing today. >> good morning. the one big thing, on the first day of july, is trump's plan for evangelicals. so as we think about what president trump needs to do in 2020, he needs to get out every last one of his voters from last time. there aren't that many places trump can go to add to them. but we're told the campaign is looking at evangelical christians as one way to maybe boost their turnout a little bit. my colleague elena treen has a report on they're hyper focusing on registering conservative catholics, mormons, hoping that's a group he can get the
heavy turnout he got last time. where polls show he has super strong support. >> i talked to the trump campaign, they're not interested in growing the base of the support, but trying to reinvigorate the supporters so what are else are they doing to get the bloc of voter? >> they're saying, where should we be going, how can you help us in reaching these voters? also we will see a lot of messaging about what president trump has done for social conservatives. notably the supreme court of course. as a way of -- as you say, re-energizing. we're told that the african-american community will be one of the targets for that message. the republican national committee doing the same thing also focusing in some key states including the honey pots like ohio. >> are they worried that they have lost some of the base, especially amongst evangelical
support? i mean, is there a sense that they may have lost some of the support? >> so president trump has done a remarkable job of holding on to his base. it seems like even sometimes maybe -- yeah, no matter how hard he tries he can't lose his supporters but here's the big x-factor and that's why this registration is so important is what if democratic turnout is goosed over what it was in 2016? what if you get as we have talked about here on the show that 100 year flood of democratic voters. then president trump needs more and so that's what this is an insurance policy about. >> they're anticipating a possible major turnout come 2020. the democratic voters can be energized. >> today marks the longest period of time the u.s. has gone without entering a recession since world war ii. so help us understand what that means potentially for the 2020 race. >> yeah, so this is amazing. so we have been in a boom in the expansion for ten years for 121
months. that breaks the record of 120 months as you see there. all through the '90s. this comes at the exact time that people are getting a little pessimistic. there are signs of worry in the markets. including just worry that it's been so long since there's been a recession. so this number is something that for president trump is something you can expect to hear him talking about. for democrats, it's daunting but one sign of that 100 year flood we're talking about some breaking news just while you have been on the air, mayor pete buttigieg has put out the fund-raising number for the second quarter. eye popping $25 million. that's about -- >> unbelievable. >> yeah. just to compare back in 2007 that's around what hillary clinton and barack obama raised when there were two people in the race. now there are 20 some people in the race and mayor pete has
400,000 donors and a massive cash on hand. so all of this -- >> talk about enthusiasm. >> yeah. all this name recognition, he's turning it into the bank. making bank with mayor pete. >> all right. get the t-shirts printed now it seems. >> thanks for your time. >> have a great time. >> we'll be reading axios a.m. in a while. that does it for us this morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside jeff bennett. "morning joe" starts now. we have developed a strong relationship. we understand each other and i think i understand him. then yesterday i had the idea maybe i'll call chairman kim and see if he wants to say hello. so we didn't give him much notice, but we've become -- we respect each other. we respect each other. maybe even like each other. since our first meeting in singapore we get along. we got along.
we had a great kind of feeling. i want to thank you, kim. you hear the power of the voice. nobody hears the voice before. he doesn't do news conferences in case you haven't heard. this was a special moment. >> president trump the first sitting united states president to step foot into north korea based on an invitation sent over twitter. good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's monday, july the 1st. i'm willie geist. joe and mika have the morning off. with us we have the president of the council on foreign relations, author of "the world in disarray" richard haass. elise jordan. former chief of staff at the cia and department of defense, now an msnbc news national security analyst jeremy bash. columnist and social editor for "the washington post," david ignatius. white house reporter for the associated press, jonathan lemire. he is back from that meeting in korea. first things first, richard. >> i bet jonathan l