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experience and real facts, craig. >> good spot to end it. admiral, thank you. evelyn farkas, thank you as well. thank you for joining us for this full jam-packed hour of msnbc live. i'll see you tomorrow. "andrea mitchell reports" starts now. >> what an hour it was. craig melvin, thank you. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. president trump just concluding a press conference at the g7 summit in france, saying he would be open to a meeting with iran if the circumstances were correct and they were, quote, good players. mr. trump also claiming china wants a trade deal very badly and talks were elevated in a conversation with the vice premier last night. and the president became salesman in chief when asked about next year's g7 summit, which he wants to host at his resort in doral, florida which he was pressed on by my colleague, hallie jackson. >> reporter: next year's g7, you alluded today, dropped several hints about miami and doral and
hosting next year's g7 at your property. what assurances can you give americans that you're not trying to profit off the presidency? >> i used to get a lot of money to make speeches. now i make speeches all the time. do you know what i get? zippo. and that's good. people looked at my sites, all good. some were two hours from an airport, some were four hours, so far away. some didn't allow this or didn't allow that. with doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings. we call them bungalows. they each hold from 50 to 70, very luxurious rooms with magnificent views, incredible conference rooms and restaurants. it's like such a natural. we wouldn't even have to do the work that they did here. the ballrooms are among the biggest in florida and the best. it's brand new. and they want -- my people
wanted it. from my standpoint i'm not going to make any money. in my opinion, i'm not going to make any money. i don't want to make money. >> joining me now, nbc's kelly o'donnell in france. msnbc political analyst eugene robinson, columnist at the washington post, gary locke, former commerce secretary and former u.s. ambassador to china and former governor, and nick burnses, professor of diplomacy and international relations at the harvard kennedy school and former u.s. ambassador to nato. kelly o, you're there in france. more than passing strange when the president, asked about potential conflicts of interest by our white house chief correspondent hallie jackson didn't only defer and say there's a long time between now and then, he went into a full-blown real estate advertisement. he was the chamber of commerce director for miami and the doral. >> reporter: it was the pitch
meeting. he did it twice today. seemed like a bulletin earlier when one of his side-by-side meetings he dropped the first hint. today he went into greater detail, even informing that there had been site surveys at 12 locations and he was putting the close on with talking about some of the benefits, as he sees it, especially coming off now attending three of these g7 summit summits, he has some understanding of what each of the delegations need. that's what he was talking about. he largely ignored the issue that he still has financial ties to the trump properties even though he doesn't personally run them. so he put that aside. then he made an assertion that is hard to really get our arms around as how he gets to this number, claiming that he has had lost opportunity of doing paid speeches and other deals where he claims that by running for and becoming president he has lost $3 to $5 billion, a number where we just can't get to the math to back that up. certainly, the president had
potential for deals in his private life that we can't put a number on, but he's also now been put on the world stage in a way that very few businessmen have ever been able to reach. none has become president, as he has. so, the fact that he still has these business ties is something that is part of the challenges to the using the clause that people have raised. he did not address the issue of his family or family company potentially benefiting from having world leaders coming to the united states and paying for services at trump-owned properties. he has, in the past, said the hotel there would pay the government for any foreign based visitors so that there wouldn't be any foreign payment. of course, remember, if he chooses to go forward with trump doral, we're talking about 2020, an election year, florida, sort of his second home, but also very much a battleground state.
so it has all the trappings of the president who very much likes to be host, play host and showcase his brands. all of that coming together in one way. many other substantive headlines in today's activities and in the days we've spent here in france, but this is one of the enduring questions of the trump presidency, the intersection of business and governance and has the president been transparent and appropriate when those two things come head to head? andrea? >> when we talk about the foreign policy dimensions of all of this, first and foremost, let's talk about iran. because as we know, zarif, the foreign minister was invited by president macron to come on the outskirts of this conference. he said that it was incorrect reporting, the president did, that he was not surprised by this, that macron and macron confirmed he discussed it with the president the night before and gotten his ac krchlacquiesc
it. >> if the circumstances were correct or were right, i certainly would agree to that. but in the meantime, they have to be good players. you understand what that means. and they can't do what they were saying they were going to do because if they do that, they'll be met with really very violent force. i didn't think it was appropriate to meet yesterday. too soon. >> so president macron wants to be the broker here. he and the both the president and secretary of state have said there could be talks with no preconditions but for some reason the time is not right. what is your takeaway, nick burns? >> clearly, it would be positive to have a diplomatic with iran.
we haven't had one since president obama left office. you want to talk about the iran nuclear deal that the president left. you want to talk about iran's violent activities in yemen and in iraq and syria and lebanon that are of great concern to u.s. and israel and the arab states. this is a difficult one for president trump. i think if the channel is open, it's good for the united states to have those conversations. i'm not sure that the iranians will be ready. as you know, andrea, a divided government between the supreme leader and revolutionary guard on one hand and president rouhani on the other. the president was talking about war with north korea in 2017. we're better off having diplomatic conversations. if he can replay that, it's positive. he will have to strike a tough bargain with the iranians about what's on the table. >> zarif has been sanctioned as
well as the revolutionary guard by the state department. so, you know, both the political and the military parts of the iranian government are under sanction right now. the other thing the president said about talking to iran is he sees iran as he has said in the past about north korea, as another real estate deal. let's watch this. >> i actually had friends years ago, many years ago, in iran and they were building houses and housing and office buildings and apartment houses and they did very well. they made a lot of money. to this day, they're not exactly the youngest developers anymore. it's a country with tremendous potential. >> eugene robbenson, go back to winston churchill, jaw jaws better than war war. >> it is better. and i said that about the president's interaction with north korea and i'll say it
about iran. if they had a meeting and start talking, that would be great. i agree with nick burns that's kind of unlikely if the president believes that his play book with north korea, which involved dealing with one absolute ruler, who had the power to say, you know, let's sit down and talk. and also a meeting with the president of the united states, kim jong-un. the iranian situation is much different with these two almost diametrically opposed. and i don't think the hard liners want to sit down with president trump or ease up in any way with their canceling of the nuclear deal. i don't think this is a
particularly promising initiative. but it would be great if it worked out. >> ambassador gary locke, i want to ask you about china. you know it so well, having been posted there. the president says in the vice premier's statements last night, they want a deal. then he talks about, in answer to a question about, the back and forth and reversals and volatility in the markets as a result about all the things he said, pro and con tariffs, and this is the president's answer. >> the back and forth and the changing of statements from yourself, so that -- >> sorry. it's the way i negotiate. look. here is the story. i have people say oh, just make a deal. make a deal. they don't have the guts. and they don't have the wisdom to know that you can't continue to go on where a country is taking 500 billion -- not million. billion, with a "b" out every
single year. $500 billion. you just can't do that. somebody had to do this. >> and he was the chosen one, i guess. ambassador locke, isn't it true that president xi can outwait donald trump? >> both sides need to reach an agreement. it's hurting both countries and the pocketbooks of americans. federal reserve indicated the current tariffs already in place, never mind the ones contemplate contemplated or the ones that might be increased are costing the average american household $1,000 a year. with the tariffs we're going to impose on chinese goods starting september 1 and later on in december at the middle of the christmas shopping season, that's going to cost the american consumers even more. so, both sides need to reach a deal. but for the president to be so shocked and surprised and
offended that china would retaliate with its tariffs on $75 billion of u.s. goods going into china after he announced that tariffs were going to go into place on some $300 billion of chinese goods coming into the united states effective september 1, for him to be outraged really shows arrogance or lack of understanding of what happens in a trade war. i mean, you can't keep lobing shots at the other side and not expect the other side to retaliate at some point. it's in the interest of both sides to get a deal. this president, i think he loves trade wars. he thinks it's costing china. it's really costing the american consumers, american businesses and with china retaliating, with tariffs on u.s.-made automobiles. 25% of the bmws made in south carolina are exported to china. we build and ship over to china
some 250,000 made in usa automobiles fords, gms and bmws to china every single year. this tariff that china is now putting on u.s. automobiles is really going to cut down on the production of u.s. automobiles. the export of u.s. automobiles and, therefore, american jobs. >> eugene, what about the president says about climate change? watch this. he is calling himself an environmentalist. >> i feel that the united states has tremendous wealth. the wealth is under its feet. i've made that wealth come alive. it's tremendous wealth. and lng is being sought all over the world. i'm not going to lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills,
which frankly aren't working too well. i'm not going to lose t josh, in a nutshell, i want the cleanest water on earth. i want the cleanest air on earth. that's what we're doing. i'm an environmentalist. >> the president did not even attend g7 meeting on climate. they did not have a communique and similarly in osaka they took climate out of the communique this summer at the insistence of the u.s. he didn't attend and didn't have a communique here. >> if the president were an environmentalist, i would think the environment would disagree. on the most pressing and global environmental issue that faces us today, climate change. there is no g7. it's a g6.
the united states is totally on the sidelines. as you said, the president didn't even go to the environment part of the meeting. he believes climate change is a hoax. and so it was just words. i mean, it was just noise coming from the president, at least from the perspective of all the other governments there, who frankly the other leaders seem to have said okay, you know, we're never going to get anywhere with trump on climate change. we will do what we do, and if he doesn't want to come to the meeting, then that's probably all right. >> which was to agree separately helping them deal with the amazon fires. leading edge of work on the environment, this must have struck you as passing strange. >> for him to say he is an
environmentalist is absolutely absurd and defies belief. the rest of the world is moving aggressively to combat climate change without the united states. in fact, many states in america are going it alone and forming pacts and coalitions among the other states and ignoring the trump administration in this effo effort. they're seeing and feeling the impacts of climate change from droughts to severe flooding. so we've got to be very, very serious about this. even if the president won't. he certainly is not an environmentalist. >> former governor, thank you so much. kelly o'donnell there in france, eugene robinson as well. and if you'll stay for a bit, we'll talk about russia and vladimir putin come iing to the. could that come in the form of a
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with president putin and president obama. he was outsmarted by putin. he was outsmarted. president putin outsmarted president obama. i think it would be better to have russia inside the tent than outside the tent. do we live either way? yes, we live either way. is it politically popular for me to say that? possibly not. i think a lot of people would agree with me, frankly, but possibly not. i do nothing for politics. i know a lot of you are going to smile at that. i do nothing for politics. i do what's right. >> why did you give the misleading statement that prussia outsmarted president obama? >> he did. >> when other countries said the reason russia was kicked out because they annexed crimea? >> i know you like president obama but it was annexed during president obama's term. >> harvard kennedy school, former u.s. ambassador to nato and here on set, david ignatius,
"washington post" columnist and msnbc contributor. david, first of all, she was absolutely correct, according to evelyn farkas just on with craig melvin in the previous hour, she was in the situation room, a consensus decision by the g7 to kick putin out of the g8 because of the annexation of crimea. >> it's strange, part of trump's obama obsession. the idea for blaming obama for the invasion of another country by russia's president vladimir putin, as if that's obama's fault is no good explanation, as you and evelyn have made clear, this was a collective decision. europe was reacting to violation of european borders. europeans these days feel more strongly about it than the united states does under president trump. but the obama twist here is so strange. it just seems clear that trump
would like, you know, his g7 next year to be even bigger and better. it's a g8! you know, he just wants to do something that's his. >> and, of course, one of his properties. nick burns, the fact that this president would re-engage vladimir putin during an election year, when other parts of the government are trying to, you know, counteract anticipated russian interference again with our elections is just so stunning. you have vladimir putin in miami on a trump property being, you know, reinvited into the fold. >> well, that's right. and this is going to be during an election campaign. obviously, the democratic nominee will have been selected by then. and for the american people to see in our country honored at a g7 meeting the person who engineered the interference in our elections in 2016 and midterms in 2018, i think, will
hurt donald trump. it's part of his, i agree with david, strange fascination with authoritarian leaders. he admires them. the g7 is a group of democracies. that's what it was created for. president clinton brought president boris yelstin into the g7 in '95. i was part of that discussion, because russia was trying to be a democracy. russia is far from a democracy. ambassadors part of the g20, part of the u.n. security council. there's no reason to do this on foreign policy grounds, particularly given what the russians did in crimea in march 2014. it's just a very bad idea, and the president is isolated. >> also, david ignatius, you've just written about this in a piece of "the washington post," if trump really wants to invite president vladimir putin to the 2020 version of a rechristianed g8 there's an obvious price he should demand from putin,
verifiable commitment to stop the egregi oous cyber interferee in the elections of united states and other members of the current g7. >> for russia to come back into this organization from which it was expeled for very specific reasons, there's got to be a price and trump needs to understand that. part that have price should involve ukraine and crimea. russians are not leaving crimea. somehow that has to be addressed. i think at the core of our concern, and europe's, is russian cyber meddling in all of our politics. as i said in that column, some verifiable guarantee that russia is going to knock that off in 2020, as we're heading toward the presidential election. you know, that's something i would be willing to listen to. >> and what's interesting is how isolated the president is, was in the g7 about this very issue
of vladimir putin, nick. >> well, it is. and if you take account of the entire meeting, andrea, you have to see that the president was on the outs with his contemporaries, with the other leaders, on russia, on the environment, on global trade. this organization was created in the 1970s where the united states was at the center of trying to stabilize the western democracies, the management of global economy. you now see the president of the united states as an agent of instability in the world. and you see macron and merkel, and maybe even boris johnson, trying to contain the worst that president trump brings to this. he is a destabilizing influence, doesn't even show up at the meeting of the environment, doesn't take part in the effort to try to help the brazilians with the fires in the amazon. the largest, strongest country in the world somehow absent from the key role that we played since the second world war. it's a very sad symbol of an america that is absent from
leadership. >> and absent from leadership, as you point out, on the environment in our very own hemisphere with brazil. >> brazil ought to be first concern of the united states. i think nick put it exactly right, that this summit, sadly, is a measure of our isolation, of our having stepped back from leadership. this is a world that needs american leadership, especially as economies begin to head south. and as nick says, it's just a violation of what i think most of us think america should do in the world. be a leader. enunciate policies, be clear and look at this weekend in which we were very much in the backseat. >> you have to compliment emanuel macron from avoiding an all-out blowout. he finessed the edges, if you will, to get around the problems that donald trump brought to france. thank you so much, nick burns, david ignatius.
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i think president trump does have a vision for the second term. and it's what steve bannonsays. if president trump is re-elected, you're going to see four years of unadulterated payback. mr. trump is going to pay back all his enemies. payback for what? it's another example of his extreme malignant narcissism. >> he is a child, he's erratic. he's a narcissistic. he's mean. he's cruel. he lies every time he opens his mouth. >> well, republican presidential primary challenge is brewing as conservative radio host and former congressman joins bill weld in a long-shot bid to take
on president trump. while neither is likely to win the nomination if history is a guide, the challenge itself could threaten the re-election bid. every president who has received a credible primary challenge, including ford, carter and george h.w. bush have gone on to lose a second term. joining me now, rick tyler, newt gingrich and msnbc analyst. and a.b. stoddard, associate editor and columnist for "real clear politics." welcome all. rick, over to you. could walsh become the pat buchanan? >> in what sense? pat buchanan -- >> weakening the incumbent president. >> maybe. look, joe walsh, as of right now would be the only conservative in the race. he actually would be the only republican in the race. donald trump most of his life is not a republican. he ran on the reform ticket. i don't know if you caught that.
he said he only ran one race and won. that's not true. he ran for the reform party nomination. that was short lived. he did run before. i think it was good. he can bring out some arguments that i would make, would like to make, which are conservative economic arguments and why this horrific trade deal is so bad for american business, american company and what he calls america first. it is hurting everyone. it's hurting retirement accounts. it hurts the poor. very disproportionately. 25% tariff on tomatoes, let's say, is no big deal to donald trump, bill gates or people who have means. it's the difference between eating and not eating today for someone who is poor. and those are the -- we get into -- it's too long to explain. supply chains that get broken up. >> and him saying i'm ordering businesses. >> and he's trying to have the opposite side of the argument, that china can rescind all -- forget about china. this hurts america.
just because other countries engage in bad trade practices and pun esh their own people doesn't mean we should punish our own people because of china. do we want it better? of course. this is not the way to go about it. >> and does this have the potential of weakening trump's re-election bid? >> yes. i think the issue here is conservatives making the conservative case against trump. it may well weaken him with some republican voters. we have known there are -- there have been republican voters in the past and people who have left the party. the republican party is smaller every day than it was before. people have left the party because of discomfort with trump. a republican challenger making the case around trade and deficits may well have -- accelerate some of that effect ahead of 2020. >> and in our msnbc news/wall street journal poll, 77% of americans say they're angry at the political establishment, despite being overall satisfied
with the state of the u.s. economy and their own personal finance. >> there is a lot of distrust about the system and distrust of politicians on both sides. it's one of the things that decided the 2016 elections. african-americans and young voters who thought that trump would lose but didn't like hillary enough to get into the car and vote. this election again will be won or lost on who stays home. if conservative republicans from a voice on the right of trump, like joe walsh, can be shamed into finding, relocating their fiscal rectitude, fondness of limit of government and free trade and everything else, that will be bad turnout for trump. and he is a socialist. he said companies should do what he tells them to do. so, there can be a really -- very tough argument for trump to answer to, that among the disaffected republicans who might still be in the party but think, wow, he didn't really deliver on those promises. any depressing of any vote on either side moves the small math that we're looking at in just
the right states that the winner has to secure. >> and we may have a primary challenge on the democratic side, not in the presidential race, but in the massachusetts senate race. rick, take a look at this. joe kennedy, the popular, young congressman from the kennedy family. >> impressive. >> gave the state of the union response. and he, on facebook, is saying i hear folks who say i should wait my turn. with due respect i'm not sure this is a moment for waiting. there is talk. he's not discounting it, of challenging ed markey for the nomination, ed markey who was forever in the house, liberal progressive senator in massachusetts and finally a senate seat opened up and won that senate seat. >> the problem you have with either deep blue or deep red states is the whole waiting your turn thing. there's no question in my mind that the next senator from massachusetts will be a democrat. so, look, he is an impressive
candidate. he is from massachusetts. he doesn't want to wait. so, what am i going to say? i would like to see him do it. >> what does neera tanden say? what does this do to the democratic party? elizabeth warren we should point out endorsed markey in february, i believe, and there was a individuvideo they now rolled out. i don't think she ever anticipated that joe kennedy would be jumping ahead of the line and and joe kennedy has endorsed warren as has markey endorsed warren i think it's a generational argument. it isn't a deep ideological argument but more about who can carry the flame in this moment. i think one of the issues -- and this has been true of primary debates throughout the trump era on the democratic side, which is, you know, democrats are so focused on trump, the question really is, what is the point of putting resources in a primary
election when -- i mean, does it happen in new york when cuomo was up for re-election? a lot of liberals didn't love cuomo but didn't like his opponent and thought why are we spending resources on a primary? that doesn't take way from joe kennedy at all but in a presidential moment people are focused on organizing their resources to take on trump. they see that as the enemy, not the differences between good candidate. >> what about deep red kentucky, right? now he's governor. maybe joe kennedy will be governor. >> he will have a strong future either way. >> a lot of challenge in the right name. we'll leave it there. we'll be talking about 2020 again, today, tomorrow and next week. here we go. rick, neera, a.b., thank you very much. coming up, fires destroying
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people living there. encouraging the opening of the fragile amazon for development is being criticized. kerry sanders is in brazil for us. >> reporter: andrea, i'm in one of the graveyards here in the amazon. you can sort of hear in the background, as i'm talking to you, the chainsaws. they're cutting even more, but what's happened here is they came through with the chainsaws and they cut the trees, and then they set it on fire. in fact, as i come over here, i can pick it up so you can see the clear cut that happened. the goal here is really predicated on the fact that the president here changed the law when he came into office here, allowing this sort of destruction for agricultural purposes. what's lost in the burning are the trees and the leaves that were here. climate scientists say the leaves that were on the trees emit just a little bit of water every day.
and that's part of what creates the rain forest. and it's a powerful cycle because of the immensity of the amazon. we're talking about 2.1 million square miles. so when you lose that, it impacts, according to climate scientists not only the weather here, but all around the world, including where we live. so, there is a crisis. there's something that worldwide pressure is attempting to tackle. as you know, there was some discussions at the g7. but ultimately, you're dealing with something here which is a domestic problem with an international impact. andrea, as you know, that could be very complicated. >> kerry sanders, complicated, indeed. thank you so much for that. coming up, pushing for change. constituents are upping the pressure on lawmakers to take action when they return to washington after the august recess on guns. andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. andrea mitchell reports only on msnbc. .
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questioned at town halls around america about how they will respond to those mass shootings. most recently, of course, el paso and dayton. >> lauren, i would like to know your thoughts about gun control. >> yes. >> where you i would like to kn thought of gun control and where do you stand and what bills have been passed and how your thought about it is? >> i think the senate must come back and take on these bills. we in a moment where the american people are demanding action. a lot of incidents that we see comes back to mental illness. >> active shooter drills in school, that makes me sick to my stomach. so, ill like to know why you
support putting a military style assault weapons in the hands of civilians. >> i think the most important thing we can do based on our experience and the fact that our wide partisan support is a strong background check bill. joining me now is fred g guttenberg, he has now became a gun advocate. tou f thank you for being with us. >> how people are getting guns in their hands and they have no rights to have in their hands. that tells you something but we still see no action coming from mitch mcconnell and the house bill on background checks had
been sitting there. >> mitch connell is as shockingly weak man. let me say this. i spent my morning yesterday at the cemetery visiting my daughter who is one of the unfortunately too many victims of gun violent in this country. every legislature ought to visit every cemetery in their area and find out how many victims of violence are buried in their cemetery that they represent. the american people are demanding change. you see it in ways of big and small. look at what's happening at dick's sporting goods right now and their record sale. look at nascar. nascar is changing their practices regards to advertisements. they'll no longer advertise assault weapons at their races.
it is time for our elected legislatures to step up and stand up to do the right thing. stop blaming this on only mental health, stop using that as a scapegoat, do your job. get back in session, let's pass gun safety laws, background checks. let's do it now. let's do it now. >> and fred, it is universal support for this. 94% of women in our journal polls supported background checks and 76% support the ban selected semiautomatic firearms. >> they'll have issue of more support and they'll suffer the consequences more from if they do nothing. i just can't believe that this group is refusing to do the
right thing. they'll be punish because of this. i am going to go back to nascar, nascar of all places had said they're going to change what they're going to do. the ceo says we need to address on global sales of gun violence for the importance of our employees and patients. this is going to happen. the only thing that'll happen to a legislature if they don't they'll be fired. it is their job to step up and do the right thing. mitch mcconnell, i visited my daughter at a graveyard, if four more people open the graveyard, open the scenic graveyard, do
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bader ginsburg is speaking at the university of buffalo, making her first public appearance since finishing her radiation chemo. this is the second cancer treatment in nine months for justice ginsburg who spoke today about her journey, the second woman of the supreme court. >> if i am notorious because i had the good fortune to be alive and a lawyer in the late 1960s. continuing into the 1970s for the first time in history, it became possible to urge people to work successfully. that equal justice under the law requires all arms of government.
>> justice ginsburg is going to be making one more appearance tonight at the woman's bar association at new york. that does it for our "andrea mitchell reports." here is geoff bennett in for ali and stephanie. >> it is monday, august 26th. president trump's latest claim from the g-7 in france. what is he's saying of his next move on china trade and iran. will he invite russia to the meetings next year? the president is calling himself an environmentalist even though he skips the climate talks. we have brand new polling this hour showing a three-way tie in the presidential race. we'll break it down for what it means for 2020. first, president tru