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The House Votes To Overturn President Trump`s National Emergency Declaration; President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Meet in Vietnam for Second Summit; Delta Facility Near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is Testing and Repairing Powerful Plane Engines; Farmer from China Creates Life Sized Model of Airbus A320

Aired February 27, 2019 - 04:00:00   ET

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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: One chamber of the U.S. Congress has voted to overturn a Presidential Emergency Declaration. I`m Carl Azuz with your

down the middle explanation of what that means. When he was on the campaign trail in 2016, future U.S. President Donald Trump promised to

build a wall along America`s southern border with Mexico. He recently asked Congress for $5.7 billion to pay for it. Congress did not approve

that. It set aside a little less than $1.4 billion for border security.

So earlier this month, the president declared a national emergency. That would allow him to access the money to build a wall or barrier without the

approval of Congress even though Congress has the Constitutional control over how the government spends public money. Presidents have been allowed

to declare national emergencies under a law that was passed in 1976 and they`ve done that dozens of times. But under that law, Congress also has

the authority to stop the emergency declaration and while it hasn`t done that before one chamber, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to

overturn President Trump`s emergency declaration.

So what happens next? Well it`s now up to the Senate to vote in the weeks ahead and we don`t know how that`ll turn out. The House is controlled by

Democrats who mostly disapprove of the wall. In the Senate, Republicans who mostly support the wall have a small majority. But some may still vote

against the Republican president`s emergency declaration because they`re concerned that a future Democratic president could use the same power to do

something they don`t want. Even if the Senate joins the House and overturning the emergency declaration, President Trump would veto that and

it would probably stand but there are other challenges.

Sixteen states have filed a lawsuit to block the declaration from going through. President Trump said he expected that and that the Supreme Court

would ultimately side with his Administration. How and when all this plays out is in the hands of Congress and the courts. Another priority for

President Trump is getting the communist nation of North Korea to completely give up its nuclear program.

He`s in the southeast Asian country of Vietnam right now for a second, historic summit with North Korea`s leader. Kim Jong-Un is hoping that the

U.S. will end its sanctions, its economic penalties on his country. The question of which nation should make the first move has been a sticking

point since the two leaders first summit last summer. Ahead of their second meeting, the White House said just the fact that these two rival

leaders were getting together was a victory and that a third summit down the road might be necessary to reach a final agreement. But several

international analysts are saying that this summit is when action needs to be taken.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un are meeting for a second time. First, it was Singapore now Hanoi,

Vietnam. Whatever you want to call it, Trump-Kim Round Two, Trump-Kim The Sequel, Trump-Kim 2.0, it`s surreal. These guys went from trading threats

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: They will be met with fire and fury.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: - - to exchanging letters.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: And then we fell in love. OK? No really. He wrote me beautiful letters.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But, let`s be real. Analysts say it will take much more than letters for the Hanoi Summit to deliver what Singapore did not,

actual progress on denuclearization. The first summit was heavy on symbolism, light on specifics. Trump and Kim signed a vaguely worded

agreement. It allowed them to walk away with very different ideas of what should happen next. Now you can argue both sides have taken steps to

reduce tensions.

Before the summit, Kim suspended missile launches and nuclear tests. The North Koreans even took us to their nuclear test site so we could watch

them blow parts of it up. After the summit, North Korea handed over a few dozen sets of Korean War remains. Trump suspended joint military exercises

with South Korea. He said his top diplomat Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang four times.

MIKE POMPEO: We had productive good faith negotiations.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But talks fell apart. The U.S. wanted North Korea to be transparent about its nuclear program and to start taking irreversible

steps to get rid of nuclear weapons.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Complete denuclearization.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did that happen? No. North Korea wanted the U.S. to ease up on sanctions pressure, work on building trust, normalizing

relations. Did that happen? No. That`s what makes this second summit in Hanoi so important. Analysts say both sides need to come to the table with

realistic expectations. A willingness to compromise and they need to walk away with a specific plan. Singapore delivered plenty of made for TV

moments. Hanoi needs to deliver results.

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CARL AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. Which of these airports sees more passengers than any other? Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Beijing Capital, London

Heathrow, or Chicago O`Hare. More than 100 million passengers annually Atlanta`s Hartsfield-Jackson International is considered the worlds busiest

airport.

And it`s near that airport that a major U.S. airline has just opened a massive facility where jet engines are tested. Lets say a plane with two

engines is in the air and one of them gives out. The plane can still stay aloft but the thrust in the working engine needs to be increased quickly to

produce an extraordinary amount of power. And facilities like this one are built to make sure the engines with their 10`s of thousands of parts can

handle that pressure long before they`re mounted on a plane and put in the air.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The future of testing some of the most powerful jet engines in the world is right here at Delta`s brand new facility in

Atlanta.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is exciting because this is the largest test cell in the world and we`re going to be able to run engines 30, 40, 50 years

into the future because of the way we built this facility.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The engines that keep travelers up in the air during 10`s of thousands of flights a day have to be checked regularly to make

sure they`re safe to fly. That`s what this place if for.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Airline engines are getting bigger and bigger because we`re building bigger and bigger, more efficient wide body aircraft.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This test cell can handle up to 150,000 pounds of thrust and when you think of thrust just think of as you stand on a scale.

Instead of standing on the scale, you would hold the scale horizontally and push it in space. That`s thrust.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everything in here is gigantic. Designed to keep the engines massive power inside the cell and away from bystanders. The walls

are made of concrete three feet thick and the doors weigh more than 300,000 pounds. A huge lift is built into the floor so workers can reach the

engines which can weigh more than eight tons.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A typical engine when it goes through the rebuild process, you know, is in a shop anywhere from 60 to 90 days. The engines

are completely disassembled. All the piece parts are inspected. Everything`s reassembled and then it has to come to this facility to be

tested. The testing allows us to make sure that oil, temperatures, oil pressures, rotor speeds, exhaust gas temperatures, thrust, everything meets

the perimeters that we know when we put it out on the aircraft that it`s going to last as long as its supposed to.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We expect this facility to support not only Delta airlines but 150 other customers we have and that should equate to about

1,000-1,200 engines in the next three to five years. The real story about this facility is not that it`s the largest test cell in the world but it`s

what it represents. It`s a legacy our senior technicians are going to leave behind.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s all aimed at making Delta more competitive as more and more airliners and passengers take to the skies.

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CARL AZUZ: Winning 10 out of 10 today what could be the world`s most extreme model plane. A Chinese farmer always dreamed of owning a passenger

jet but they`re expensive so he built his own. This is a model of an Airbus A320. It is life sized. It reportedly took more than 60 tons of

steel to build and its materials cost the farmer almost $400,000. Along with a team of a few other farmers turned mechanics, they put this together

in a little over two years.

It`s a dream of a model and a model of a dream. Maybe it will never catch a in flight air stream but it`s taken off an interest if not taken off the

ground. It`s a soaring success even though it`s earthbound. It`s a one to one scale reproduction fantasy, was it worth it well that`s "plane" to see.

I`m Carl Azuz. CNN 10 is back tomorrow.

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