CNN Inside Politics 6/30/19 [FULL] | President Trump Breaking News Today

CNN Inside Politics 6/30/19 [FULL] | President Trump Breaking News Today



toric meaning well Manu what we were promised this morning was effectively maybe a handshake or a two-minute chat or or just a greeting across the board of what we saw was something far more than that more than an hour these two leaders were behind closed doors and it was a bilateral chat it was the leader of the US and the leader of North Korea so it was more than we were expecting now of course we don't know exactly what was said that behind those closed doors so I mean this wasn't a summit but also potentially it's a little more than than just handshake diplomacy what we heard from President Trump is that they have as you heard that they've agreed to set some teams together to start the working-level talks now this is crucial to have these working-level talks yes this is a top-down approach and the leaders are the ones pushing for this their relationship is the one pushing this forward at this point but without those working-level talks then this denuclearization process is going to go nowhere it was noted notable that the president Trump didn't mention the word denuclearization throughout the whole afternoon potentially he mentioned it when he was behind closed doors but it was more talking about what an honor this was at this point stepping over that mdl the military demarcation line he described as an honor we heard Kim jong-un saying it was courageous and determined and there was a lot of flattery on both sides now one interesting thing I did want to mention that we heard from Kim drunker and as he was leaving and about we lost Paul with trying to bring her back as we continue this conversation joining us now with the reporting and their insight Michael Shearer from the New York Times le Anna Johnson from Politico and via Skype Gordon Chang a calm is an author of nuclear showdown North Korea takes on the world Gordon I want to start with you last summer after the Singapore summit the president tweeted that there's no longer a nuclear threat photo-op well the North Koreans always try to please play Americans Chinese Russian South Koreans so of course there is that risk and indeed Kim jong-un has not made a strategic decision to give up his weapons and we know that because he has in you to produce fissile material and there has been noticeable upgrading missile and new facilities so just on the ground observation well we can see from satellites what we can observe by other means North Korea is continuing full steam ahead on its dangerous weapons programs well let's continue the conversation here here in the room Michael first to you I mean what do you think this really says about the Trump foreign policy doctrine you know key relies a lot on personal relationships but what's to say about the getting the actual results at the end of the day well the thing that's been so striking about the way that he approaches these kinds of problems across the board is that he does it backwards from the way that normal sort of diplomatic efforts have been done normally presidents and governments will try to build the kind of agreement between the two nations you know with lower-level staff and building up to the sort of minister level and then when you when you either have the deal done and you want to announce it or you almost have the deal done and you need sort of a final push from the leaders you bring the leaders together this is entirely backwards there's zero evidence that there's been any progress made kind of to actually work out the deals of any kind of agreement obviously the most important being the denuclearization and so the president announced there's going to be teams that are going to be meeting but but this is this is the third time with chairman Kim and there's been no evidence that it's worked so far so that's the challenges that he puts so much so much emphasis on the sort of leader-to-leader personal relationship but without any sort of kind of image and we saw that also a ji Jinping is meeting with him and the g20 the Chinese leader when he paused the tariff putting going forward terrace but he'd also gave some big concessions but still not closing any sort of deal similarly here with North Korea it is the way the president style he likes to negotiate but when does he's the great deal maker whenever you expect actually deals to actually he had you know it it's interesting because the president puts so much stock in one-on-one his own ability to negotiate with other world leaders it makes it difficult for was the one who issued the invitation and this was a classic Trump foreign policy move where he does the personal meeting and the meeting itself is the progress but how are they how his own team deal with this I mean we've seen obviously John Bolton has taken a much hawk who's more hawkish line he was not there yet a pre-planned meeting apparently was not there but how will his team take this going forward will they be in line with the president well I mean I I think it depends you know in the China example there have been talks daily to try to deal with the trade the trade situation that have that have gone forward they haven't reached a deal yet but there have actually been kind of engagements between the two countries if what the president announced today you know suggests that it really does that there really is an engagement with North Korea over some of these issues then there's a chance that you know that the sort of diplomatic approach pushes aside the bolt and more hardline hawk view if there isn't any engagement then then that gives an opening for the for the Hawks to push back against the president say we got to take a harder line tellurium is latched on to Trump's vanity in this regard though and as a result nobody the North Koreans are not dealing with anybody in this administration except for Trump because they understand that they're getting the best deal from the President himself they don't want John at the table they don't want Mike Pompeo at the table they're only going to engage if it's a Kim face-to-face with President Trump Gordon I want you to listen to what the president said before this meeting defending his approach about his handling here and the criticism that is he legitimizing a rogue regime if you look again at where we were two and a half years ago and I think I can say the hatred that everybody had for everybody and where it was going and I said that if President Obama's term was for some reason extended through any method including having a successor that thought the way that that administration thought you would be right now at war with North Korea react to that Gordon do you agree with the president that this would've been much different had Hillary Clinton been president maybe not more with North Korea but paying what they believe should happen in the in the days ahead well money there's no doubt about it this was a massive propaganda coup for the North Korean leader he can go back to Pyongyang he can play this domestically and show that the US President came to his doorstep and asked to meet him and he then deigned to go down and have a conversation with him and from an international point of view this only legitimizes him more in the the eyes of son the fact that he has now had a third meeting with the US president when previous US presidents did not want to meet him because they wanted to see something happen first they wanted conditions on any kind of potential summit so from from Kim jong-un's point of view this really is only going to be played positively there was some concern according to some experts that he may feel like he's being summoned by the US president but I really don't subscribe to that the fact is that he has these amazing pictures that he can now take home he has stepping over that border with president moon jae-in just last April a year ago and now he has the exact same pictures stepping over the border with the u.s. president Donald Trump he has an historic picture which will be playing I know on a loop here in South Korea I'm pretty sure it'd be quite similar in North Korea although interestingly they haven't actually reported on this yet so we'll have to wait and see what they do say corta Chan thank you for joining our conversation so much to digest here on this historic morning but up next for us Camilla Harris his breakout performance the first presidential debate but color the pundit in chief not impressed I think she's along with that of Kamala Harris raised clear doubts it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country and it was not only that but you also worked with them to oppose busing and you know there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day and that little girl was me mischaracterized my position across the board I did not praise racist that is not true the busing I never you would have been able to go to school the same exact way because it was a local decision made by your City Council Biden had another chance to defend himself on Friday at Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH coalition summit I heard and and I listened to and I respect senator Harris but you know we all know that thirty seconds to 60 seconds on the campaign debate exchanged can't do justice to a lifetime committed to civil rights I want to be absolutely clear about my record of position on racial justice including busing I never never never ever opposed voluntary buses in fact as a young senator in the 1970s by an opposed court-ordered busing the practice of sending white students to majority black schools and vice versa at the time by and said he failed so what do we make after the Biden's performance he was positioned himself as he least tried to be the person who could take on Donald Trump the most effectively doesn't this undercut what I think so you know the whole electability argument that Biden makes Biden supporters makes the sort of air of inevitability that that his campaign is all about it really rests on this visual right of him taking on Donald Trump on a debate stage and being the one who can go on sort of man-to-man with Donald Trump and it that took a huge hit with Carmel Harris's are really a strong personal effective performance it wasn't an angry performance she wasn't really aggressive but she was very strong not one of her the most effective lines she had there was basically to talk about this being hurtful to her right this idea that Joe Biden worked pretty closely with Eastman and people who really hated black people to push an agenda of it really was anti black right it was anti integration so there he was in the 70s out working with those folks so we'll see what this what this means I think Conway here Challenge is a can she do better with african-american voters and can she do better with white voters right because that's what black folks are looking at you know this idea of whether or not she can really be electable and of course it not rests on whether or not she can win voters in places like I won New Hampshire and Wisconsin listen to the former South Carolina Governor here with his what he says Jim Hodges about Joe Biden he says the race is wide open where the Biden people need to be deeply concerned is the aura has worn off there are formidable candidates out there who demonstrated they can go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump see right well the debate yes I mean he is right the debate did more to scramble than clarify this presidential field you know you had two frontrunners going into it and they did not have standout performances Biden and Bernie Sanders he had Elizabeth Warren on the first night basically unscathed no one at any point turned to her and challenged her the second night obviously Kamala Harris would that would that breakout performance we also saw people like pulling on Castro do pretty well so the two frontrunners going into this did not emerge as obvious to front-running candidates yeah and camel-hair is the question for her as how does she keep this moment alive for a campaign says that she after the debate they really cease fundraising stats they said that she and her best friend best friend any day so far two million dollars raised in 24 hours they say 58% of those donations came from new donors but she had to stumble herself in that debate about private health insurance saying that she didn't she didn't necessarily favor getting well first she raised her hand about getting rid of private health insurance but she also supports a national health care plan a sense of Medicare fraud that would do away with private health care how much of a vulnerability do you think that issue is gonna be for her heading into a general election if she is the nominee well that I mean that's the problem for all of these Democratic candidates which is to navigate you know sort of that carrot walk that line between how do you fire up the base during the Democratic primary but leave yourself electable in the general election when people are going to be far more skeptical of some of the you know sort of far left more radical ideas that that many of these candidates are are putting forward and I think you saw her sort of stepping back from the idea the next day stepping back from the idea of getting rid of private insurance I think you know it was sort of a you know a classic moment where you have a great breakout moment that like kind of pushes you in your mind at least I mean we're a far way away but pushes you towards that idea that gee I might actually be the nominee and immediately there's this recognition that oh I'm gonna have to adjust if that if and when that ever happens I'm gonna have to adjust what I'm saying and some of these things aren't going to be good so you you you know all that played out in a matter of you know a matter of hours and there's a long way to go but I definitely think the question of of how they calibrate and walk that line is is gonna be important and we saw the 20/20 candidates jump to her defense in the aftermath of a tweet that was shared by the president's eldest son Donald Trump jr. a tweet that was initially posted by a right-wing activist questioning her comment Harris whether she's black enough and said como hair's is not in American black she's half Indian half Jamaican and they said I'm this individual said I'm so sick of people robbing American blacks like myself of our history it's disgusting now using it for debate time at dem debate and then Donald Trump juniors hears that tweeting says is this true Wow now he later deleted that tweet and he claimed that you know that the her spokesman said that while he was referring to the fact that he didn't know that she was half Indian although doesn't say that his tweet wow you know but the the 2020 candidates did come to her fence look at some of these tweets from Joe Biden Cory Booker Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders saying there Donald Trump juniors racist to shock or I just just more generally though but what does the response from the president's team really show us about how they view calmly Harris's moment and her what her debate performance from Thursday yeah I think that that Donald Trump jr. is instinctual response to sort of dabble in that sort of conspiracy theory shows that they view her as a pretty formidable a candidate who they are eager to undermine obviously that's a you know walking towards the sort of Obama birther spirity that Trump himself more than dabbled in and you know I know for a fact talking to Trump campaign aides that they believed that calmly Harris has considerable political skills I think the question is you know my political colleague Chris catálogo had a great story about how calmly Harris practiced that moment in the debate she she went back and forth with her aides about different responses that Biden could have given her and I think the question for her is can she do as well in unscripted moments because they're gonna be many of those on the campaign trail we know that President Trump and his team were quite impressed with her campaign rollout but she sort of receded after that and so I think the challenge for her is unscripted moments can she keep up this momentum we know she she is skilled in the contrast coming out of that debate was , love abide not Bernie v Biden which is what many people expected a Bernie Sanders sort of I think disappeared in that debate not a good outcome for him but can common law keep it up yeah and do you think that this conspiracy theory that Donald Trump jr. initially shared and then deleted is that going to continue through the course of this campaign particularly of Arizer do you think this is just essentially I think the sort of it's getting at a conversation that does exist among some African Americans about Kamala Harris's blackness like how authentically black issue this is mum you know mainly on Twitter sort of trolls on Twitter and you saw a bit of that with Obama as well this idea of you know did he have the true American black experience which we all of course knows doesn't know exists and you know since his since he wasn't from African Americans who had an experience with slavery so you know we'll see we'll see I mean they have they're very aware of these conversations that are going on among African Americans and I think it's exacerbated by her history as I'm attorney general prosecutor some thinking it's even exacerbated by the fact that she has a white husband and so we'll see I mean her challenge is to obviously get black support but also to show black voters that she's elect a voyage that she can get white that's a challenge as well and we'll discuss more of this and the days ahead had the picture that shocked a nation and what don't send your children unaccompanied on trains or through through a bunch of smugglers that is our direct message to the families in Central America do not send your children to the borders if they do make it they'll get sent back then President Barack Obama in 2014 with a message to parents sending their unaccompanied children to the US the problem now has morphed into a surge of families crossing the border with their children sometimes with disaster knowing it will mean a foothold in the US I hate it and I know it could stop immediately if the Democrats changed a lot the Democrats refused to change the loopholes they refused to change the asylum in one hour we could have it done they want to have open borders and open borders mean crime and open borders mean people drowning in the rivers and it's a very dangerous thing of course the president they're blaming the Democrats not realize and recognize the fact that he had a republican-controlled Congress for the first two years they tried immigration several times they could not get legislation through either chamber despite these images which shocked both parties in Washington has anything really changed in the immigration debate of the last week no I mean you know look part of the problem is that immigration was a tough and difficult political situation long before Donald Trump got here but the level of trust if there was any between the two parties that you need to try to get some sort of compromise done has been completely eroded under the last two and a half years the Democrats do not trust that donald faith donald trump is operating in good faith when it comes to this issue and so despite the kind of human tragedies and that was the photo just clearly depicts one of them but there's lots of human tragedies that have played out over the past you know couple of years and earlier lots of migrant deaths frankly and and lots of suffering in deplorable conditions and despite all that i think the the likelihood the outlook for any kind of real compromise that would address the real problems not the sort of imagined problems on one side or the other is I think very low and you know had warned that they were going to carry forward with these raids ice raids delete a deportation then he delayed it for a couple weeks ways that Congress try to come up with some sort of immigration legislation of course that didn't happen in dealing with Asylum laws they did pass a four point six billion dollar aid package last week the president supports that plan but it doesn't deal with some of those underlying issues that both parties recognize here the president did say at his press conference yesterday that they are still going to move forward starting in a week sometime after the fourth of July that they're still going to move forward with these Isis rates any idea how that this is actually gonna play out as the president just saying this or is he doing something just to make his base happy yeah I don't think we have any idea whether these raids are actually going to take place typically as many people have noted when you're going to carry out raids you don't announce so the president announced them and then said that they were going to be delayed a lot of the president's talk on immigration and with regard to the United States's relationship with Mexico has been a lot more talk than action he said he was going to close the border with Mexico and retreated on that he said he was going to impose tariffs on Mexico and retreated on that and now he's saying he's gonna carry out these raids and so it certainly leaves I think the average person watching this play out completely uncertain whether this is all talk and no action or whether in fact some action is is in fact forthcoming and we're seeing the governor is what they said raise your hand if covered if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants should someone who is here without documents and that is his only offense should that person be deported that person should not be the focus of deportation we should fundamentally change the way we deal with know that person can be a part of this great American experience I will say no absolutely not they should not be deported I mean this shift to the left here is pretty significant I mean the decade ago President Obama was before Congress he said undocumented immigrants would not get access to health care coverage and Joe Wilson the Republican congressman yelled you lied that was a you lie moment here Democrats are saying that yes they will yeah Democrats have a real challenge on their hand with the issue of immigration because the president has used it very effectively to galvanize people around his vision of the Democrats can go one of two ways they can try to neutralize that advantage by moving somewhat toward him or they can fight fire with fire and matches anti-immigrant passion with a pro-immigrant passion and try to turn out progressive voters Hispanic voters with regard to the undocumented immigrants and healthcare this kind of goes back to a 1986 law that already insists nobody can be denied emergency care so right now a lot of people are not covered they get sick they go to the emergency room we all have to pick up the tab it's a much more complicated issue but the signaling you're right it does look like Democrats have moved in a much more progressive direction the presidency my presidents prime ministers dictators I'm in a mall at this hour the president is on Air Force One heading home from his four-day trip to Asia a few moments at the g20 summit in Japan really stuck out such as his warm words for the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who the CIA holds responsible for the grisly killing of dissident journalists Jamal Khashoggi and it has sit-down with Russia's Vladimir Putin trouble appeared to joke with him Ahmed bin Salman did not had denied involvement in the killing of khashoggi and said falsely that no one has pointed the finger directly at him that's not true many people in his own CIA have done that but he continues to do this to take their word for it why any I mean it continues to be shocking right I mean if you think about his real praise of Kim jong-un the fact that he takes the North Korean dictator's word in terms of the murder of otto warmbier which certainly the the leader of that country would would know about so yeah I mean in some ways it's not surprising because this has been what the president has done throughout his presidency do something very different from most American presidents not only sort of coddled and praise these dictators but also just turn a blind eye to the massive human rights violations that are going on in these countries not only North Korea but Saudi Arabia as well I don't think it's gonna change he seems to enjoy their presence he in some ways seems to be a jealous of the autocratic way in which they're able to run their countries and the fact that they are immune to press scrutiny so yeah I mean this will be I imagine if you're a Democrat this is also something you're looking at it as a way to kind of contrast what you would bring different than past present DIF and other leaders on the floor in the foreign stage including Theresa May who called out Weber putting an election interference up next the Democrats move to the left on full display at the debates as well as some underdogs looking for their chance to break out of the pack campaign trail but they're far from alone and if this week's debates made one thing clear is just how far left the party has moved this is the days of Brock Obama raise your hand if you think it should be a civil offense rather than a crime to cross the border without documentation can we keep the hands up so we could see them if you need a license to drive a car you should be the license to buy and own a firearm making sure that every single sick American in this country is able to get the health care that they need I believe Medicare for all is the way to do that this is supposed to be the party of working people yes we're supposed to be for 70 percent tax rate on the wealthy that left work shift is fueling fears among some in the party that Democrats are alienating general election voters this from former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the New York Times were fighting immigration on his terrain in giving up our advantage on health care that's the travesty we're ceding an advantage Trump knows we have on him James Carville to the chief strategies of the 92 Clinton campaign put it more bluntly this is an election that Trump can't win but Democrats can lose but here's the question President Trump played to his base in 2016 and won he's still played to his base as president he believes that will carry him to the White House Kidd Democrats play to the base and win in 2020 you know I think it's an interesting question presidents president Trump's base wasn't the traditional report looking bass he up ended the Republican orthodoxy on immigration and he upended the Republican orthodoxy on entitlements and so I think when I look at the Democratic candidates is there a candidate who's gonna up end what the party's orthodoxy is on a couple of issues and make the Democrats read rethink what their base really stands for in the way that Trump did in your the Elizabeth Warren after the first debate a lot of people give her credit so that she she won that first debate but that's not how the Wall Street Journal editorial page sees it it's is that Bernie Sanders won the debate do you grade that does it looks like the party is moving towards him on some of these key issues well that's absolutely true the party has moves to him on issues like single-payer health care for instance a $15 minimum wage which he has been campaigning on for a long time but I do think many of us can overstate sometimes the importance of the left to right spectrum I think the more important spectrum is the outsider insider spectrum someone who believes for instance of Democrats put up a candidate who can respond to president Trump's strength in the Midwest by channeling the grievances about globalization and trade how it's affected them economically how it's led to stagnating wages Elizabeth Warren for instance is trying to do that with their economic patriotism plan which is earning praise from conservatives like Tucker Carlton there is a left-right convergence yes those Obama voters that's how we won by winning the Republican base but but you but but the voters who are going to going or who say he'll is talking about have to be open to listening to the candidates and if the Democrats are so far left on some of the sort of hot-button issues that the middle of the country just Tunes them out when the general election comes along because they're not willing to listen on the issues of trade and globalization some of these are the things that Democrats are going to find themselves in a tough spot and wouldn't you quickly look though about how the people viewed this versus on the Google search trends if you have this came across look at wide swaths of the country Tulsi Gabbard was the individual here who wide swaths of the country searched for and after the first debate inside cory booker in the southeast of the country and then after the second debate look at the second debate here we have carmel harris major parts of the country there but also peabody judge – and mary Williamson here we go anything from this or is this just people curious yeah I think it's curiosity we don't know why they're looking for any of these folks what sparks of interest in Gabbard was it her stance on foreign policy she talked mostly about foreign policy Mary Wilson did have some interesting moments best-selling author from 1992 Oprah's BFF and I think her book was a return to love so yeah I mean she had some interesting moments where she said for instance that Democrats won't win on white papers they'll win or slogan right in the way at least in her incessant that's what uh that's where and we'll see if she makes it she makes it in a second now up next our reporter sheriff from their notebooks including the Supreme Court scheduling what is served in front of the week ahead Ileana I'm watching the Trump administration and Iran on Thursday that was the date that the Iranians set for surpassing the limits set by the nuclear deal for enriching uranium the Trump administration has been giving waivers and maintaining part of the deal for your Iran's nuclear program civil nuclear program excuse me and the question is whether the Trump administration will now continue to issue those waivers for international projects working on those that program given that Iran has now surpassed that limit so I'll be watching that that's next up in August and if they don't issue those waivers they're under pressure from a Hawks like John Bolton and his allies and Congress not to do so that will be a big deal and the pressure will face a lot of pressure from those Hawks as well absolutely Mike so on Friday the Supreme Court started a new political and legal clock ticking when they said they would decide the fate of the daca program of course President Obama started the but daca program to protect young undocumented immigrants who had been brought to this country as small children President Trump ended the program saying it was an abuse of executive authority by his predecessor the federal courts disagreed said that he couldn't do that the Supreme Court is going to decide the key question here is timing the court is going to hear arguments on the case this fall right during the the Democratic primaries then it will here decide the case next June likely right as the beginning of the presidential election the closer that day gets however the more pressure there is on Congress to finally come together and do something that they had been unable to do for literally years and that is to solve this problem before the courts have to solve it for them inject it right into the heart of the campaign this isn't something to watch of course right so he'll new I'm told Kamala Harris intends to talk much more about her personal story and biography going forward this is not something that's naturally in her comfort zone it's something that she's tended to avoid doing but after the overwhelmingly positive debate response she got talking about her story as the black girl who grew up in a neighborhood benefited from busing she's decided that people want to know who she is and where she's coming from I would look out for this and the Trump people have their eyes on her they expect her to rise expect the potential nickname coming oh oh is it expected with this president yes so who Lee Ann Castro also had a pretty good debate performance like commonly Harris he's also looking to capitalize on that he's been he spent some time in Texas this weekend one of the arguments you saw him I try to make during that debate was he too can be in unlikely places spent some time in Texas of course this weekend going forward this this next week he will be in rural Nevada again making that argument that he too like somebody like Beto is obviously making the same argument people who judge making this argument too so that's gonna be interesting how does he capitalize on what was a pretty good debate performance from him as well so look for that in the coming days and we'll hear from later this morning as well and I'll close by this when the president has found himself in hot water Republicans on Capitol Hill have typically looked the other way that's been the case in recent days in the aftermath of the allegation made by the writer Jean Carroll that the president raped her more than 20 years ago and that's something the president has denied now many Republicans sidestepped questions about the allegation when asked about this last week but Democrats are also showing little interest in pursuing the matter Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she doesn't know what Congress's role would be over this alleged episode and when I spoke to the House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings he told me quote haven't decided whether to pursue it that yet he said we have got 85 investigations I'm gonna look at it over the bridge and prioritize of course things were different when Democrats were in the minority then Cummings and female Democrats called on the GOP House majority to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Trump something then oversight chairman trey Gowdy declined to do now Democrats have their own hands full trying to get their investigations moving and believe they're on firmer ground looking into potential abuses of power in the White House conflicts of interests foreign entanglements and those allegations of obstruction of justice laid out in the Moller report and of course that's something we'll see discussed and that highly anticipated mid-july hearing with a special counsel himself Robert Pollard that's it for us and inside politics hope you can catch us weekdays as well as at noon eastern

4 thoughts on “CNN Inside Politics 6/30/19 [FULL] | President Trump Breaking News Today

  1. Democrats stop this race card … America has moved on , I am black and was discriminated against vote for me…. the media is not asking her why she is now selling shirts off that stunt to hurt another Democrat …

  2. Lol so you think working class white voters will vote for a blank woman. .. her husband was fighting an activist , that is not presidential and now oppo research full scale on her

  3. Lol really .. Harris is done , she will never have a chance now or ever after this … does she think she will automatically get Biden voters with this stunt?? She wants the black vote by playing the race card?? Foolish move

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