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>> get out of the way. move, move. clear. all of you. clear. come on. move. move. hey, hey! come on, guys. >> wait until they move. wait until they move. >> thank you, mr. president. >> great moment. >> great moment. great moment. great progress. >> u.s. over here. u.s. over here. >> chairman kim, how do you feel?
>> translator: president trump has just walked across the demarcation line. that made him the first u.s. president to visit our country. >> translator: i believe looking at this, this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future. >> i just want to say that this is my honor. i didn't really expect it. we were in japan for the g-20. we came over and i said, hey, i'm over here, i want to call up chairman kim. and we got to meet and stepping across that line was a great honor. a lot of progress has been made. a lot of friendships have been made. this has been in particular a great friendship. i just want to thank you. that was very quick notice and i
want to thank you. we're going to go and talk a little while about different things. and a lot of really positive things are happening. and i'm glad you'll be here to see it. but tremendous positivity, really great things are happening. and in a lot of places, but we met and we liked each other from day one. and that was very important.
thank you, everybody. thank you. i would invite him right now to the white house. >> guys, back. >> if it was not for the excellent relation between the two of us, it could not have been possible to have this kind of meeting. so i would like to use this strong relationship to create more good news which nobody expects and also to propel. >> well, i want to thank you,
chairman, you hear the power of that voice. nobody has heard that voice before. he doesn't do news conferences, in case you haven't heard. and this was a special moment. and this is, i think, really as president moon said this is a historic moment, the fact that we're meeting. and i want to thank chairman kim for something else. when i put out the social media notification, if he didn't show up, the press was going to make me look very bad. you made us both look good. i appreciate it. we developed a great relationship. i really think that if you go back two and a half years and look at what was going on, prior to my becoming president, it was a very, very bad situation. very dangerous situation for south korea, for north korea, for the world, and i think the relationship that we developed has meant so much to so many people. and it is just an honor to be with you and an honor you asked
me to step over that line and i was proud to step over the line i thought you might do that. i wasn't sure. but i was ready to do it. and i want to thank you. it has been great. it has been great. very historic. just saying one of the folks from the media was saying this could be a very historic moment, i guess that's what it is. but i enjoy being with you. and thank you very much. >> thank you. thank you. >> we have a team of reporters covering this. cnn international correspondent paula hancocks near the demilitarized zone, will ripley in seoul. paula, i want to start with you. you fwhi think about it, it was months ago the hanoi summit failed, kim jong-un was said to be furious at that time. what does it say to you in terms of what you witnessed today there, near the dmz? this meeting now in that short period of time. >> reporter: well, christi, you think about it, not much has
changed since the hanoi summit. the only thing that has really changed is the fact that kim jong-un has started testing again. he has started missile testing. they are short range missiles. not long range missiles, which the u.s. is more concerned with. he still started testing again. that's really the only change that we have seen. so what we saw today, we were promised by the president if it happens that it would be a handshake or a two-minute chat or something very small. he was really underplaying it. but what we got in the end was more than an hour of talks. behind closed doors, between these two leaders. a bilateral meeting. so it wasn't a summit. so the expectations are a lot less. but it wasn't just the handshake diplomacy. we do know they did have talks for some time. now, coming out of those talks we heard from president trump they had agreed to restart talks, that they both had agreed to have their teams in place to start negotiating. and this is really the crux of it. the working level talks are incredibly important when it
comes to any kind of agreement like this. this is what all the experts have been saying all along. this is a topdown approach by these two leaders. but you need the working level talks to actually put things into place. now, one interesting quote i wanted to bring to you was from kim jong-un as he was walking out of that building with president trump, about to head back to north korea. he said the fact that we will be able to meet each other anytime now i think this is is the signal this meeting will send. so that's clearly the way that kim jong-un saw it. he was clear when he said that even yesterday before the afternoon he wasn't expecting this to happen. and the fact that north korea has been so flexible is quite remarkable as well. >> let me come to you now. another thing i heard from chairman kim that stood out, which he said that this crossing and this visit indicates that president trump, his willingness to open a new future.
we have spoken at length about what president trump, what the u.s. wants the future to be. what is that new, that ideal new future from north korea's perspective? >> reporter: the north koreans certainly do want to develop their economy and that's something that president trump spoke publicly about and claimed he spoke at length with kim jong-un inside freedom house for around 50 minutes, talking about the economic potential of north korea, which has been his message repeatedly at the hanoi summit, the singapore summit and all the timing between, even when diplomacy stalled. but that still exists is this huge gap between what the united states wants north korea to do, which is to give up the nuclear weapons starting now, and what the north koreans have said they're willing to do, which is they want a very long-term kind of step by step approach and that doesn't change, despite the groundbreaking moment and the steps into north korea and all the history. there is a huge distance.
so they might be restarting working level talks within the coming weeks, but that's really been where things have broken down. topdown things have gotten along well between trump and kim when they have been in the same room together. they seem to get each other. they lavish each other with praise. when the members of their administrations actually sit down across the table and try to talk about the core issue, that's when things go off the rails. >> will ripley, paula hancocks for us there in south korea, thank you, both. >> the big question now is what kind of significant policy changes could actually come from that. we'll talk about that with former senior adviser of the u.s. state department with us next. stay close. maybelline new york. fits skin tone and texture. in 2 finishes: matte and poreless and dewy and smooth. 64 fits. ♪ fit me! foundation. only from maybelline new york. available at walmart. who used expedia to book the vacation rental
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joining me now, former senior adviser at the u.s. state department. welcome back. let's start with the relationship below the principles. because we have seen this warm sent amouimental relationship bn president trump and chairman kim in paper and in person. but it is the cabinet level and the subcabinet level where the talks will happen and where we see this adversarial relationship. how does that work out moving forward? >> well, i think this is what is utterly fascinating. and i almost couldn't believe what i was seeing all throughout these many hours as i was watching live as this scenario was playing out. i think what was utterly fascinating to me is as i saw these three leaders, and this playing out, this drama playing out, is precisely this, the three leaders as we saw them today, it reminded me of that old asops fable, three blind men
all touching the three parts of the elephant and describing essentially the same animal. but it is utterly different from what all the rest of us are seeing. in other words what you have is three leaders all describing this fantastic relationship, yet the one word that we absolutely did not hear the entire day was the word denuclearization. and so what you have the three leaders declaring a brand-new future, this wonderful fabulous new relationship they all envision for the korean peninsula. but yet and i think they actually believe that this is true, but yet everybody else below the level of the three leaders, there is no great wonderful, wonderful great good relationship that they all envision and see. and that is precisely the problem. there is no relationship at any level below the leaders. secretary pompeo, all the
principles that you just asked me, they have not been able to meet essentially or have any talks about the nuclear weapons. and that is what is needed since the leaders have met at singapore, and in the inter-korean meetings, despite all the other summits they had. >> that is a remarkable observation that for all that we saw today, no one used the word denuclearization whether that was an intentional omission or oversight, that's the whole point of all of this. no one even mentioned denuclearization. that's an amazing observation that will stick with me. let me move to this and fact checking here. i want you to consider what we heard from the president saying that president obama was begging for a meeting with the leader of north korea. let's put up the tweet here from ben rhodes, who worked in the obama administration, trump is lying, i was there for all eight years, obama never sought a
meeting with kim jong-un. foreign policy isn't reality television. it is reality. your perspective, this begging for a meeting characterization from the president. >> well, look, i worked in president w. bush's administration, i worked for ambassador chris hill who god bless him and all of the hard working people in all the governments. in fact, president bush and all of the dedicated people in the government worked very, very hard to try to get north korea to denuclearize. in fact, the people of the dedicated clinton administration before that tried to get north korea to denuclearize. then that did not work. and so the government of the bush administration tried to get north korea it denuclearize. that didn't work. the government people of the obama administration, for eight years, tried desperately to get north korea to denuclearize.
that didn't work. now, president obama, to his credit, when he was inaugurated, said he would meet kim jong-il first and -- well, kim jong-un, if kim jong -un was willing to meet with him. some of them did, but they went back and they reneged on all of the hard work. and so that was not president obama's fault or any of his people. president obama said he would meet. but nobody, kim jong-un and -- would not meet with president obama. so ben rhodes is correct. president obama did not beg to meet. and in fact if -- we should give president trump credit for meeting with kim jong-un. and if he has a good working relationship with kim jong-un, i think that is to his credit. now, i don't necessarily think
it would have been an honor to meet him, but i do think we should give president trump for meeting him and if he can set a good working relationship with kim jong-un, i think that is actually good. because north korea is a country where only the dear leader can set a new course for that country. >> the question becomes what happens below that level. >> exactly. we have a lot going on. i think you make excellent points with pointing out nobody mentioned denuclearization. they're handing it over, what happens between the summits. balbina hwang, thank you. >> it is interesting to see what happens between the leaders. sending beautiful letters and falling in love, yeah, been a rocky road, we're going to show you more of the evolution. discover card. hi, do you have a travel card? we do! the discover it® miles card.
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down behind closed doors for 50 minutes. so cnn white house correspondent abby phillip in seoul, south korea. what can you tell us about the president's meeting this morning? do we know anything about what was discussed? >> reporter: well, we don't really know a lot about what was discussed. it was a lengthy meeting. for longer than i think both sides thought would happen. president trump described this as just a handshake. but the two men sat down and as president trump hoped, this served as a reset button. he was able to basically get kim jong-un to agree to come back to the table, to agree to staff level talks that were called off since the last summit between the two of them ended and president trump walked out. that is the deliverable that president trump was able to get out of this. we haven't gotten any sense of whether or not north korea is serious about talking about denuclearization. we just know they're willing to
talk. president trump also invited kim to visit the white house, another unprecedented invitation, which we're not even sure is something that can happen, frankly, given that kim jong-un rarely leaves the region. it is a sign of president trump's desire to really hinge all of these denuclearization talks on his relationship, what he calls his friendship, with kim jong-un. and in this really extraordinary set of events here, you had the president really going out of his way to try to make him comfortable and ultimately we will see what the result is, but for now, what we know is that talks are going to continue and that's what president trump really hoped to get out of all of this. >> abby phillip for us in seoul. thank you. so the journey to today's meeting in the dmz has been a long one for president trump and kim jong-un. they exchanged lots of insults over the years. president trump calling him little rocket man. remember that one. >> remember when kim sent
everyone looking for a dictionary when he called president trump a dodard. it is defined by merriam-webster as a person in a state or period of senile decasdecay. here is a look at the evolution of the relationship between president trump and kim jong-un. >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. and we can't have madmen out there shooting rockets all over the place. rocket man should have been handled a long time ago. north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. we had a great meeting, great chemistry. we got along really well, which is very important. they didn't want us to, but it
is, like, nice to do that. they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety. and we couldn't do that. we had to walk away from that. this wasn't a walk away like you get up and walk out. this is very friendly. we shook hands. we, you know, there is a warp that we have. i hope that stays, i think it will. >> the long way. let's bring in white house correspondent for american urban radio network april ryan. what stood out to me is the president said that he's inviting kim jong-un to the white house. right. >> yes. >> we remember that the president also invited president putin to the white house ahead of the 2018 midterms. that didn't happen. still hasn't happened. in this climate, in the u.s.
political environent, ahead of elections, kim jong-un coming to the white house, is that even realistic? >> well, the president wants to make it reality. but at issue is what tangible will this bring if there is a meeting there are people who do not want kim jong-un in the united states let alone the white house. you know, i remember a time when north korea was considered part of the axis of evil. so the mind set has definitely changed for this president, but for the intelligence community, it is, you know, it is not about the optics. it is about the substance. what can change. what can happen? what does the denuclearization look like for kim jong-un. it is not about the optics. the president keeps talking about the pictures and those 20 historic steps. that was a picture that was a great moment, but the real issue is what can happen, because kim jong-un is still firing off short range missiles.
>> well, not only that, but kim jong-un will go home and he might frame this differently. who do you think he's going to square this in north korea and will that make a difference as to how we move forward? >> that's very interesting you would say that. i talked to several people from the national intelligence community, people who worked with various administrations and they say the optics of it, yes, we had this great moment, but it looks like in the national intelligence community, and that's on this side, i'm sure kim jong-un will play it that way in north korea, but what looks to like for these people, they're saying that it looks like the president is running after kim jong-un instead of the opposite of kim jong-un running after us. >> the president, he likes that demarcation line of after his election and before his election and he talked about the dmz. he said that after he was
elected, after the singapore summit, the danger went away and it was a mess before he got into office. we remember the propaganda messages from those speakers bei being blared across. how did you receive the president's characterization of pre-trump dmz north korea? >> you know, i looked at ben rhodes' tweet this morning, the tweet that xi replayed. i think i retweeted it. this president has his own reality. president obama really looked to diplomacy. and trying to work it out with kim jong-un the best way he could. i'm not saying he did the right thing or the wrong thing. but each administration that i've seen over the last 22 years has dealt with north korea in a different way than they have dealt with, than this president deals with it. again, the question is you know,
if you stand off and not meet with kim jong-un, what happens? if you meet with kim jong-un, what happens? so we're still at a stand still, nothing has happened yet. we just got pictures. we need to see substance. >> white house press secretary stephanie grisham was injured in -- it was chaotic. you could see it there. wondering what your thoughts are as to -- talking about having to jump into a job right away. >> yeah. and she did. she did. i felt sorry for her. i saw that, i saw the video this morning that you played. what happens is whenever we have foreign press getting together, be it at the white house or overseas, there is a hyperaggressiveness to try to get that winning picture or get those pictures of -- this was an historic moment nonetheless but at issue is the fact that stephanie grisham got caught in a situation where this was planned at the last minute. and when you do last minute, you don't have really 24 hours, more
than 24 hours to really put it together, things like this happen. when you have a very hyperaggressive group of people from both sides of the world, be it u.s. press or north korea, south korea, the dmz, wherever. it was a hyperaggressive situation, she got caught and the fact that this administration planned it in this bit of time. >> very hectic, for everybody. stay with us. we have a lot more to talk about, so we'll be back with you in a moment. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. so deja vu on the campaign trail with senator kamala harris, facing conspiracy theories similar to those that dogged former president barack obama. how the 2020 democrats are responding to the online campaign, questioning her heritage. new for summer, it's bud light lemon tea. brewed with real lemon peels and aged on real tea leaves. yes, it's real. no, you're not dreaming. hey, don't do that. ♪
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president do when it is a black woman? he diminishes them. now his son donald jr. got him on it. president trump started his politics, if you will, or becoming this political player of birtherism, questioning the legitimacy of then president barack obama who was born of a white woman from the united states and a kenyan. so -- but born in hawaii. even though the president may not realize hawaii is part of the 50 states. for them to do this, and they want the black vote, it is atrocious. you just can't do that. kamala harris is a black woman in america. and they don't understand that there are a large number of mixed race people in this nation who are black. and they don't understand that. and that's a problem. and there is irony also. there is irony when the president of the united states
says his father was born in germany, so why is anyone questioning that? we know he was born in the united states. but it is such an irony. you have ted cruz, why is it always a black person versus someone from another community? >> it really is a misunderstanding of the breadth of the diaspora what was written in that tweet. we're intentionally not saying it because we don't want to promulgate this lie and this framework on this show. >> so -- >> she is legitimate. >> what do you make of the fact, april, that donald trump jr. retweeted it and deleted it? >> because it was not the best thing for him to do, specifically as this president has an albatross hanging around his neck that has the word race on it. the president, the answer to my question about the exonerated or central park five, you know, if indeed that he -- it was left up to him, they would be dead or
executed, even though they were found innocent. that's a race issue. charlottesville, birtherism with barack obama, just the list goes on, how he goes after maxine waters. it is just so much, black women. what he did to congresswoman frederica wilson. race is something they don't need to touch. and donald jr. did that and he had to pull it back because it is another thing stacked on as you lead into 2020. how can he say he's someone for everyone when he's going continue -- continues to go after black women or black people? it is not a good look. >> we'll see if we -- if this moves to the center of strategy from the president or from the campaign or this was just a poor choice by donald trump jr. april ryan, always good to have you. >> always great, victor and christi. there is a korean war veteran, a final wish, it is one
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so the pride parade in new york today. but there were a lot of people outside stonewall inn to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the uprising that give birth to the gay pride movement. >> reporter: at new york's city's monument yam stonewall inn, there are those who come to pay homage and those who remember what they lived through back in the summer of '69. >> nothing was really different that night except that people decided to fight back. >> reporter: as new yorker joseph negreili remembers it, before that night in tiny bar was known mostly as a place for lgbtq men and women to be themselves sharing in the
relative safety came with advice. police raids described by the police commissioner five decades later as discriminatory and oppressive. >> if you're feminine or dressed n nonconforming, you were arrested and tried to be made humiliated. and that's what was happening that night. >> reporter: but the night of june 28th, 1969, the bar's patrons revolted, they bought back, refusing to comply with officers. >> someone threw a bottle into christopher street. >> reporter: it would galvanize the modern day lgbtq movement. >> 75 people moved forward and blocked the police. obviously, they got a big surprise that night. and i was very surprised. immediately what happened is they started to call for groups of homosexuals to come together.
>> reporter: eventually, the call spread throughout the country and around the world. >> the civil rights movement, the women's movement, all galvanized together. but it was truly the trance vest it's that were the forefront runners of the riot. >> reporter: many returned to where it all started. it's been 50 years since she set foot at the stonewall. >> i thought i would never be here again. i suffered a lot of abuse here in this place. >> reporter: santiago is back with her fellow elders for the 50th anniversary of the riots. >> in 1970, we thought it would be wonderful to hold hands in the street. we never dreamed that we would be able to get married.
so it is an incredible advancement. but we really need to embrace all individuals, particularly our most disadvantaged. >> reporter: more needs to be done for more lgbtq youth and transgender women of color. >> we used to say none of us is free until all of us are free. >> reporter: polo sandoval, new york. well, it is a difficult morning for us because we are seeing good-bye to two long-time members of our team. michael herd, our senior producer here on "new day", has been with our team for 29 years at cnn. >> yay! >> andres has been with cnn for 23 years. >> and you can see how loved they are. and we just appreciate beth of you so much. you are gems to work with. you're good at what you do. you're part of this morning family. you will always be part of this
morning family. michael, especially all the hassle you had to deal with when you traveled with us. >> half of his financial package is hush money from me not to tell the stories from when we traveled on the road together. you will certainly be missed. and andres, for your leadership on the weekends, making sure we get what we need, when we need it, listen, it is going to be tough to lose both of you. but thank you so much for your years here at cnn. >> we love you both. thank you for starting your morning with us. >> inside politics after the break. biopharmaceutical researchers.
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