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classrooms, lifeless bodies. they died inside the school because of the quake. the video we're about to show you, it's pretty tough to watch but it shows search crews pulling out a small trapped child. you can just hear these crews screaming out to children who have been screaming out for help. [ speaking spanish ] more than 220 deaths have been confirmed so far as rescue crews frantically comb through the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings. mexico's president says red can you -- rescuers have been asking for total silence at times hoping to hear voices from under the debris. when they raise their fists in the air, that tells everyone to become quiet and you can just hear everyone come to a stand still.
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all right, let's go back out live to miguel marquez, who it looks like is about to start whispering because they want the silence. they want to hear the little girl. can you give us an update, migu miguel? >> reporter: yeah. we've had an uptick in activity here. it's not very clear what's happened, but they have just asked for another moment of silence here as searchers are continuing to pour in here. we've seen a ton of activity down here. a short time ago -- ambulances down there now. you can see here in front of me there are more searchers and police going down there to help in the search. a few moments ago we saw what appeared to be a husband and wife in complete grief, barely
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able to walk, being taken from the scene and away from the school. i have seen a few people who appear to be parents leaving the scene today, most of them just stone faced, without emotion, barely able to speak, to move. the parents that we saw come out here just a short time ago were very, very distraught. i'm going to give you a sense, we are standing in a crowd of probably a thousand people, and i want to give you a sense of just how loud it is right now. i mean you hear literally nothing. it's pin-drop quiet. it has been like that for the last 20 or 30 minutes. every few minutes they ask for more silence and they have had a long prolonged period of silence now for about seven, eight minutes. probably one of the longest periods that we've had today so
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far. so it is hopeful that they are getting close to bringing someone out. we know they believe there was a girl down there, they could see her arm moving or think her arm was moving. they got a hose down to her so they could get some water to her. they were using thermal devices to see how she was doing. so they think they have something. there is just a lot of activity down there right now. keep in mind, this is just one scene. there are hundreds of scenes like this across not only mexico city but big cities in the south, like puebla. millions of people live in those places and those were even closer to the epicenter of this quake. it feels like a normal day in one part of the city and then suddenly you come across just a throng of rescue workers and volunteers and a pancaked building as they are digging through it hand by hand, cup by
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cup of dirt. and now they're back at it. so they have just called off the moment of silence so we can go back to our regular voices and give you a sense of what's happening here. it has been this all day long. in the last half hour or so, it's really picked up the pace. just every few minutes they're asking for a moment of silence so they can hear what's going on there. what we didn't hear the last 20, 30 minutes were the whistles. they typically would blow whistles when the moment of silence was on, presumably so that those under the rubble could hear the whistles and react to them. they weren't doing that this time. they seem to know what they're going after. i saw a lot of wood going in there. they were calling for carpenters earlier. basically it's like trying to build a mine but by handful and handful of dirt instead of using machines. they're trying to truss up what they can where they have been digging and get to that person. it's our understanding from one
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of our local affiliates that they're looking for some sort of bridge-like device that they can get under her and bring her out, but it's hard to tell. the stress of the building and the way it fell, it's hard to tell if they can dig her out enough to get her out safely. >> so carpenters coming in to build the sort of bridge to get her out of the rubble. miguel marquez, just incredible scenes there as everyone is stone cold silent trying to find her and rescue her. at least it sounds like her hand was moving. we'll stay really close to you and hopefully we can see her come out alive and hopefully the ambulances there is a good sign. miguel, thank you. the other deadly disaster we're following, hurricane maria. this storm has now been downgraded to a category 3 hurricane but it made landfall as a category 4 along the southeast side of the island. maria has knocked out power to the entire island. so 100% of puerto ricans, no
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power. this is the strongest hurricane to ravage puerto rico in 89 years. and sizewise to give you some perspective, it spans the distance between washington, d.c. and chicago. we even got a satellite image. this is what we got from nasa. forecasters want to make this very clear that maria remains a deadly storm. in fact it's so fierce it broke two national weather service radars on the island. that's puerto rico. dominica, that's where seven people were killed there on that island. listen here to when the storm made landfall. we've got nick paton walsh live
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for us in puerto rico. as we mentioned, although i see lights on behind you, 100% of the island without power. tell me where you are and how bad it is. >> reporter: well, this is obviously hit by the eye of the storm. the first landfall we saw about 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. but the hotel has managed to keep its generators running pretty much nonstop since we've been here. that chandelier a surreal example. if you allow our cameraman to move forward slightly and show you the devastation in front of this hotel, very few trees really left standing there. and of course this has been earlier on today exactly where so much of the force of that hurricane was channelled, blowing vegetation down into the courtway behind me here. this the lobby of a holiday resort literally when we arrived
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yesterday. 75-mile-per-hour winds were fierce. it got to about 155. for us here at about 6:30 to 7:00 we felt probably the strongest amount of violence of the wind as it seems maria crept ashore here. and then it seemed to come back at a later stage equally fiercely and too of course we have seen the tropical rains here. in fact a nearly horizontal wave of water coming in. substantial damage to this hotel, we're prepared, everybody basically left. but i'll show you some of the surreal scenes here. a grand piano still standing, spattered in wet leaves and a white leather couch -- blown clean away by the power of the storm. roofs blown off around us. it has been extraordinary to
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hear and feel at times the force of that particular storm. and of course this is an island still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane irma just over a fortnight ago. they showed me in the kitchen down there a ceiling that had buckled because of that hurricane. they're now concerned it may fall down because of the weight of the water here right now. in fact a moment of tears really for the general manager passing through the lobby here when she had to pause and see for the first time the extent of the damage in this hotel. some of the staff coming in for the first time to see. this is just one incredibly small story here in a country of 3.5 million people, all of whom i'm sure have some story about how this hurricane has ripped through their lives. brooke. >> so many puerto ricans here in the united states trying to reach out to loved ones. as you mentioned, just hit by two hurricanes back-to-back, horrible, horrible for them.
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nick paton walsh, thank you. this storm may be moving away from puerto rico, but what's next? and might that path include the u.s.? allison chinchar is with me now. do you have any idea the trajectory of maria? >> so the models are getting -- every day we go out we get one day closer knowing whether or not it will get close to the u.s. the center of circulation appears to be now finally over and moving away from puerto rico. they're still going to have intense rain and very heavy winds and strong winds for the next several hours. then the track will push it to the north and west. places like the dominican republic and turks and caicos will be next in line and it could increase back to a category 4 in those places. then it comes through much cooler water which could potentially knock it down to a category 2. we hope so because when you look at some of these long-term models, while they don't show a direct landfall per se over the u.s., they do start to bring them awfully close.
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so this could be one of those scenarios that it could be like jose. we've seen from jose, boardwalks washed out and coastal flooding in new jersey and massachusetts. this could be a similar scenario even if it doesn't make landfall. the caveat is we're talking at least a week from now and a lot can change. >> allison chinchar, thank you very much. we're also watching mexico city. this event unfolding, these crews racing to rescue this little girl at an elementary school that collapsed from that powerful earthquake there. stand by. as mexico says they are close. and we are getting some breaking news on the russia investigation and a report indicating special counsel robert mueller is looking into the president's actions since entering the oval office. you're watching cnn. we'll be right back. e an organi. a premium juice company. a coconut water company. we've got drinks for long days. for birthdays. for turning over new leaves.
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that the special counsel here, bob mueller, has asked the white house for a series of notes and documents that indicate an intent focused on the president's actions since he came into office in january. so let's begin with mark preston, our senior legal analyst here at cnn. political analyst, forgive me. reading this reporting from "the new york times," walk us through the different events that muler mueller is looking into. >> "the new york times" has just broken this story and cnn is working to corroborate. a couple of things are very interesting. we're hearing that robert mueller is looking for 13 different areas or specific issue areas where he's requesting information from the white house specifically that involve president trump. a couple of the main ones, though, that we've been talking a lot about over the past few weeks, one is the firing of his national security advisor,
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michael flynn. number two, the firing of the fbi director, james comey. related to the comey firing is a meeting that president trump had with russian officials in the oval office where he described how he was relieved that he had fired comey because it was a great amount of pressure off of him. now, we learned about that meeting because of leaked notes that came out of that. there was never really any pushback from the white house to say that wasn't true. and the fourth one has to do with his son's meeting during the campaign in june of 2016 in trump tower where he willingly took a meeting, donald trump jr. did, to try to meet with russian operatives to see if they had any dirt, any research on hillary clinton. now, specifically what we're learning from "the times" and what mr. mueller we're hearing from, what he's asking for is what role did the white house have in responding to that meeting. of course that happened just a couple of months ago when the
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white house changed its story multiple times over that meeting that occurred in june of 2016. brooke, we should note, this is not a blind fishing expedition. robert mueller is a very, very well known investigator. a lot of these events anyway are not something that's being pulled out of thin air. these are all events that we've heard of. ty cobb is quoted in "the times" story. he is donald trump's lawyer, brooke, saying they will turn over many of the documents this week. we'll have more on this story throughout the evening. >> so let me just go back. so you highlighted that the events that we've all been covering, but it's 13 different areas where mueller's office wants documents. een you said, as critics have said, this is a fishing expedition. you're saying no. >> right. >> what does this tell you big picture about the scope of this investigation and just how aggressive mueller is being? >> right. one of the things that you often here discussing these investigations that it's a fishing expedition, that they're throwing lines in the water hoping to catch something.
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i think it's much bigger than that. it's like a fishing trawler expedition. they throw out many large nets that go back many, many years. they're looking into paul manafort, the former campaign chairman for donald trump, not specifically just what he was doing during the campaign -- >> 11 months worth. >> but going back multiple, multiple years. so they're clearly looking for connections to see if there was any influence from the russians in regards to whether or not president trump or any of his associates had any knowledge or participation in trying to influence the election in 2016. >> okay. here's my next question. for that i've got paul callan on the phone. paul, this is what the mueller team wants. they want these notes and documents pertaining to these 13 different areas within this investigation. can the white house say no? >> in theory, they could, brooke, because they do have the right to assert executive privilege with respect to many of these documents if they wish
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to do so. and there have been reports of internal disputes among the president's lawyers about how much material should be released voluntarily. now, ty cobb has taken the position supposedly in private meetings and publicly that there should be at much cooperation as possible. voluntary cooperation. the history of this stuff, when presidents try to block access by special prosecutors to documents, it's not unusual for them to assert executive privilege. but i can tell you that in virtually every instance when it's been done, in the end, they work out a deal and withdraw the assertion of executive privilege. so my bet is they may make some noises that the request is too broad, but in the end they'll fold and mueller will get these documents. he seems to be now lasering in on the trump tower meeting, which kind of was the first solid piece of evidence that
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came forward about a presidential representative meeting with a representative of the russians supposedly about dirt on hillary clinton. so i'm not surprised that mueller's road would lead back to that meeting. >> and that was about how they responded and the president's response that was apparently crafted on air force one. all of those notes and all of those documents i presume pertains to what mueller and his team want their hands on. paul callan and mark preston, thank you so much on "the new york times" reporting there. so we are also watching mexico city. we've had the box on your screen as we've been watching so, so closely. we want to see this little girl rescued alive. this frantic search has been under way at this elementary school that's been hit by this 7.1 magnitude earthquake there. rescuers say they're close. they say they saw a hand move. put a hose down there to get her some water. we've got miguel marquez on the scene. we'll take you there live, coming up.
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just as republicans are in the throes are trying to push through this last-ditch effort to overturn obamacare, president obama speaking out today at something sponsored by the gates foundation. >> when i see people trying to undo that hard-won progress for the 50th or 60th time with bills that would reduce coverage or roll back protection for older americans, the cancer survivor, the expecting mom or the child with autism or asthma, for whom
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coverage once again would be almost unattainable, it is aggravating. and all of this being done without any demonstrable economic or actuarial or plain common sense rationale, it frustrates. and it certainly is frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents. but typically that's how progress is won. >> with me now, cnn national politics reporter m.j. lee and cnn political commentator errol lewis. let's get straight to it. i know you're on the substance. let pre-existing in just a second. i don't know if he's holding his nose or holding his breath through this whole process, this
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hail mary, this graham/cassidy bill. were you surprised he came out today and specifically addressed the signature piece of legislation -- >> no, not really. >> did you want to hear more? what did you think? >> i took this as the ex-president settling into his role as ex-president. as the most recently elected democratic president. you know, jimmy carter is till there, bill clinton is still there, but obama has to figure out where he fits into this. just as those two ex-presidents did very different things. clinton with his global initiative. jimmy carter with his international work and home building and so forth. obama is trying to figure out where he goes. what i heard the speech as him doing -- speaking about the great democratic victories of the past. the creation of medicare, medicaid, the new deal. >> lot of talk of progress. >> that's right. if you look at the history books, every one of those was subjected to countless lawsuits, efforts to repeal. so i heard him as he often does try to put himself in a historical context and say,
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look, this always happen. we pass major legislation to try and advance what democrats believe is the social good and republicans try and try and try to undo it. >> in part of the undoing, the piece that was precious to him and so many people in this country was pre-existing conditions. you hear it from him and the democrats yesterday on the hill saying -- and even jimmy kimmel last night on tv saying essentially you're sol, depending on where you are financially. on the other side, the republicans are saying, no, no, no, we've got you. what's the truth? >> look, i think republicans find themselves in a really tough position because they are being sort of thrown at with facts and sort of the reality of what this graham/cassidy bill would do. this pre-existing conditions part is so, so big because so many people have family members, friends, know stories about people with pre-existing conditions. what that used to be like
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pre-obamacare years and why it is now easier if you're someone with pre-existing conditions and so many people have pre-existing conditions because it covers such a wide breadth of things that you could have, mental conditions or surgeries that you have had in the past. so now republicans are having to explain this is a law or a bill that if it becomes law would be hurtful to people, so many people who have pre-existing conditions. i was thinking about yesterday just in terms of the big question of whether this is going to pass next week. we don't even know if there's going to be a vote. a colleague was asking what is your prediction on this? i've stopped making predictions on the health care front because it's been all over the place. but i would just say, for republicans there are a couple of reasons why i think that if this law does pass, there's so much incentive for republicans to get this done even if there are so many people telling them this is a bad proposal. i think one of them is that, you know, president trump and republicans have had no major
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legislative victories this year and i think that is weighing very, very heavily on them. and obviously the issue that we have talked about a lot is that this is simply a promise that they have been making for so, so many years. i think the fact that they got so tantalizingly close to getting this done last time, they were one vote away, i think has been on their minds. >> let me come back to you guys. here we have the british p.m. theresa may sitting with the president of the united states. >> thank you very much. it's great to have prime minister may from the united kingdom and her representatives, who are people we know very well through recent trade negotiations. i have to say we'll be doing a lot of trading with the united kingdom and we look forward to it. we have gotten to know each other over the last period of a year. it's a real honor to have you here. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, mr. president. it's good to be here. and as you say, we've had many discussions between our representatives and ourselves on a whole variety of issues, including trade, which will be
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important for us, but some other issues, foreign policy issues, our security and defense relationship, which of course is the closest, the uk and the u.s. is the closest we have an it's great that that continues. >> thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. >> thanks, everyone. >> what will you tell the prime minister -- >> thank you, everyone. >> mr. president what do you think allies will think of -- >> thank you. thank you. >> all right. we are hanging in there to see if he would answer any of those questions. listen, errol, the uk is a good, good friend of ours. i think a couple of days ago and that bucket bomb that hurt a lot of people in the tube station and there was a bit of back and forth after president trump tweeted. you know, scotland yard knew and inferring something could have been prevented. a bit of back and forth with the u.s. and uk. >> sure. look, at least visually, the
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photo op, the handshake -- >> it looks good. >> no acrimony there. so a step on the road to repairing a relationship that was needlessly damaged frankly with one tweet. no one else in the government had anything else to say. it was simply the president. none of his national security advisers, nobody from the pentagon suggesting, sort of talking out of school about how britain might have prevented the bucket bomb. the president alone sort of did that. to a certain extent, this is evidence that you can contain the damage. >> errol and m.j., thank you very much. we have been watching mexico city so closely where this frantic search has been under way to find this little girl who has been trapped in the rubble in the wake of that earthquake. that is still under way. rescuers, they keep saying they're close. they say they saw a hand, a little hand move. we're going to take you back live to mexico when cnn continues. everyone's got to listen to mom.
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more on our breaking news out of mexico city where more than 200 people have been killed
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in the wake of this magnitude 7.1 earthquake. just the most heart breaking of all of this is that children, a number of them killed when their elementary school collapsed around them. these are the pictures from these rescues that are under way after this elementary school just crumbled and crews believe they're close to finding this little girl who's been trapped for hours and hours and hours, keeping in mind this is the second powerful quake in mexico in just a couple of weeks. when you look at the west coast of the united states, now there are earthquake fears that are rising because of what's happening with our neighbors to the south. so what might this mean for california's san andreas fault, if anything. i've got gavin hayes with me, research seismologist with the usgs, the u.s. geological survey. gavin, thanks so much for jumping on with me. first, just honing in on what's happening in mexico, unlike the quake from two weeks ago, it's my understanding they haven't
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seen any aftershocks. is that odd? >> that is a little odd, yeah. i would have expected that by now we would have recorded some aftershocks and that we haven't seen any is a little unusual. often earthquakes of this type have fewer aftershocks than other large earthquakes on, say, plate boundary faults. but still the fact we haven't recorded any is a little odd. >> the conversation, i know, for our friends in california is, well, what about us, looking a little bit down the road. and so is there a connection between the fault lines, mexico and california, or not whatsoever? >> the san andreas fault in california is a different type of fault than the one in mexico. while they are ultimately connected and the plate motions in california are transform-like motion whereas the seduction zone that has caused these earthquakes in central mexico is
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related to the convergence of the plate and north america plate. so the plate boundary systems are very different and very far apart as well so we wouldn't expect any triggering from the mexico earthquakes to start causing earthquakes in california. >> okay. you're bringing back my geology 101 but i think what you're saying is californians need not worry too terribly because of what's happening farther south. is that correct? >> well, the hazard is still high in california. they could have large earthquakes at any time. it's just not elevated because of what's happening in mexico. >> got it. it's also my understanding mexico city has a system that warns of strong shaking off of mexico's coast. does the u.s. have a similar system or not? >> that's correct. mexico city does have an earthquake early warning system, we call it. mexico city is very well situated to be able to receive about 60 to 90 seconds of warning from earthquakes at its
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coastline. an earthquake early warning system is in pilot mode in california. we hope with more funding that that system can be completed. >> all right. gavin hayes with the usgs, thank you so much. again, we're watching mexico. we also have our breaking news on the president of iran speaking out today, speaking here in new york on u.s. soil saying president trump owes him an apology. what president rouhani is threatening to do if the u.s. pulls out of the nuclear deal. that's next. what powers the digital world. communication. that's why a cutting edge university counts on centurylink to keep their global campus connected. and why a pro football team chose us to deliver fiber-enabled broadband to more than 65,000 fans. and why a leading car brand counts on us to keep their dealer network streamlined and nimble. businesses count on communication, and communication counts on centurylink.
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iran's president having his say at the united nations today,
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lashing out directly at president trump. president hassan rouhani of iran says president trump owes his country an apology for president trump's inflammatory remarks regarding the iran nuclear deal. >> translator: yesterday mr. trump was extremely offensive to the people of iran and before anything, we are waiting for mr. trump to issue an apology to the people of iran. >> president rouhani there also said that if the u.s. pulls out of the iran deal, his country may resume enriching uranium. i have elise labott with me, cnn global affairs correspondent, who covers all this on a daily basis. when you hear those words coming out of president rouhani's mouth, how much of it is bluster back or truly, truly significant? >> i think it's a little bit of posturing, because, look, yes, it would be bad for iran if the u.s. pulled out of the deal, but it's got a hell of a lot of other countries, brooke, who
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already consider iran open for business. there's some skepticism about the investment climate if the u.s. doesn't take part, but european companies are lining up to do business there. so if iran were to stay in the deal and continue to do business with these other countries, then it's donald trump who's on the outside and he -- president rouhani does have a point that it would be on donald trump that the u.s. is isolated. >> what about president rouhani's point about north korea, about how trump and everyone is trying to get the world behind him on north korea and stopping them, yet if he wants to pull out of iran -- >> exactly. >> -- what happens then? what's the message? >> listen, even secretary of state tillerson said on the talk shows this weekend, on the sunday talk shows, that technically iran is in compliance of the deal. now, what the administration is saying is that iran is not live up to the spirit of this agreement. iran -- this agreement was supposed to make iran part of the world of nations and
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moderate its behavior. i think that was the long-term hope but that's never what the agreement was intended to do. and so if iran, if an international atomic energy agency, most countries agree that iran is abiding by this deal. if the u.s. pulls out and says it's not living up to the spirit, then why would north korea ever make a deal with the united states if it says that the u.s. doesn't live up to its agreement and that president trump is doing that on, you know, paris, he's doing it on nafta, he's doing it on a lot of other things. and so i think the u.s. credibility really is on the line, not only in terms of iran but in terms of its future deal making and president trump is supposed to be the deal maker. >> he said he's made up his mind but is not telling anyone just yet. maybe he kicks it to congress, we shall see. elise labott, good to see you. coming up next, it is a race here in mexico as crews are trying to save this little girl from the rubble at this elementary school in mexico city. they have seen her little hand
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the most trusted name in news. in cnn exclusive french president macron in the u.s. for u.n. assembly sat down to talk about president trump threat to
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pull them out of the iran nuclear deal. here's the discussion. >> you are here on your first address to the world. you have areas of agreement and disagreement. what are the main areas of disagreement right now? >> i think the very first is well-known is about climate. and as president decided to leave paris agreement, i mean, that is his choice, and i do respect his choice, and he was elected on the basis of such a decision. but i do regret the decision. and i do want to convince him to come back to it. because for me that's the core agreement for climate. and i do believe that, especially after the hurricanes we've just had both in u.s. and in france, we do feel direct consequences of emissions, and all the climate change. >> the president says this is a
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bad deal. we can get a better deal. it's bad for the economy. it's bad for the climate. what do you say when he says that to you? >> first of all it's bad for the climate and environment and if he decides to leave it will be worse. you'll have to change a lot of things in our economies, regarding fossil fuels and industrial activities. because we know they pollute a lot. but you will produce new jobs to produce emissions it means more innovation, more jobs in cleaner sectors. and we have to make the switch from an economy point of view. it's critical. >> let's move on to another necessity and something that you and other countries have signed with the united states and iran which is the nuclear deal. the president told the united nations in his speech that he wants a tougher, better deal. he's very concerned also about
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north korea. i spoke to the iranian president who sasz tys the u.s. will pay they pull out of this deal. >> first of all, regarding our nuclear weapons is earthquakeno. it is very good indicator. why? because we stopped everything with north korea years and years ago. we stopped any monitoring. and what's the result? they will probably get nuclear weapon. so my position to president trump was to say look at the situation at north korea. i do not want to replicate the situation with iran. we need this framework. that's very much important. because if we stop with this agreement, what do you propose? nothing. >> do you think there is a military solution? i mean, sometimes the president seems to indicate that there is
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a military solution to north korea. >> look at the map. if you think there is a resolution, you'll speak about a lot of victims. >> let me ask you how you deal with president trump. because he says some things in person. he says some things on twitter. his ministers say other things. how do you deal with the leader of the free world? >> i have very direct discussions with president trump. i do appreciate him. we have very good personal relationship. and i have very direct discussion with him. i don't interfere in the domestic policies and what you describe as interferences or discrepancies between different members. for me, there is one voice, your president, you elected your president, and this is a voice i consider. and is a man, i speak were. >> president trump said make the world great again. shifts between being part of the world and protectionist. and i know before the election
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you said this is a good chance for france to take on populism. what made you do that and believe that you could win doing that? >> because i know the outcome of this trend. it's wrong. i do know the end of this trend. nationalism is all about war. we experience that 80 years ago in europe. >> i would like to ask you, if you say to you love, what does love mean to you? the world is actually obsessed right now with your marriage and your relationship with your wife. tell us about it. >> look, it's always hard to speak about that, because it's hard of imntimacy. love is part of my life. and i feel you don't build something grit and behalf properly if you are not balanced and do not have a strong couple.
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i've been with my wife kate and she's part of me. >> is it important for a world leader to have that part of their life? >> at least for me it's very important. for me, it's very important. for my personal balance, to have somebody at home telling you the truth every day. because access to truth is one of the main challenges. and somebody with her deep convictions and knowing you for what you are and loving you for what you are. not for what you represent and your role and something very specific at that point in time. so i've chosen her and we are together as i said for decades. and that's very important because my anchor at the end of the day. >> your anchor. >> yes. french president macron
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sitting with our own correspondent this week. as everyone is here. i'm brooke baldwin thank you so much for being with me. the "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. welcome to the "the lead" i'm jake tapper we'll start with the breaking news that is both in the world and national lead. two forces of nature leaving rescue crews scrambling to saves lives in mexico. powerful 7.1 earthquake now to blame for 126 deaths much focused attention on crumbling school building, a little girl trapped in the rubble. we've bring that to you live. but first to the national lead officials in puerto rico telling us that the entire island, 3.4 million people is out of power as it takes a beating from