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Historic Moment Marks A Milestone In The U.S./North Korean Relationship; Massive Parade Happening In New York; Crisis At The Border Is Becoming A Key Issue In The 2020 Presidential Election. Aired 2-3p ET
Aired June 30, 2019 - 14:00 ET
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[14:00:17] FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN HOST: Hello, everyone. And thank you so much for joining me this Sunday. I'm Fredricka Whitfield.
We begin with this historic moment. The first U.S. sitting president crossing over the border at the Demilitarized Zone and stepping into North Korea, walking side by side with Kim Jong-un. President Trump and the North Korean leader also meeting for just about an hour and agreeing to restart nuclear talks. That moment will go down in the history books, including a last-minute tweet by President Trump inviting Kim Jong-un to meet him at the DMZ. That one tweet helping to lead to this moment.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Then yesterday I had the idea maybe I'll call Chairman Kim and see if he wants to say hello. So we didn't give him much notice, but we have become -- we respect each other. We respect each other. Maybe even like each other. And he has agreed to meet and I'm going to meet him in about four minutes, so I'm going to cut my speech a little bit short.
KIM JONG-UN, NORTH KOREAN LEADER: It is good to see you again. I never expected to meet you at this place.
You are the first U.S. President to cross this.
Get out of the way. Clear, clear.
Thank you, Mr. President. Straight, they're going straight.
TRUMP: 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.
WHITFIELD: We wanted you to see the whole sequence of events from the slow walk to the handshake to the turning around and walking back again, to the scrum with the photographers, the reporters and of course, then hearing the comments there from the President. It all happened really live early in the morning. We wanted you to see it again just in case you weren't up that early.
CNN's White House Abby Phillip is in Seoul, South Korea.
So, Abby, it was quite the moment. And this really was just as the President would have wanted it scripted if it had all been scripted but you tell us how it all unfolded if this is the start of something new in terms of talks of denuclearization?
[14:05:03] ABBY PHILLIP, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Fred, it was for the sort of executive producer in chief a kind of made-for-TV moment. Very dramatic in that it unfolded very quickly and at the very last minute about an hour before the President was supposed to show up at the DMZ.
He confirmed that Kim was going to meet him there. But what this ended up being is exactly what you just saw in those pictures, a photo op, a handshake, some kind words exchanged between the two men, but nothing real in terms of commitments on the big issue of denuclearization.
The takeaway, though, and I think this is probably good news all around, is that North Korea has decided to come back to the negotiating table. The President said that Kim has agreed to talk again. These talks had basically been nonexistent for the last several months since President Trump walked out of the last summit between the two men without a deal in Hanoi. So for President Trump the one victory that he might be able to claim is that talks are back on again. But at the same time, no concrete commitments were made.
In fact President Trump made it very clear that he is in no hurry to get to a deal. He wanted to simply establish or re-establish this personal connection he thinks he has with Kim so that they can re- establish a sense of trust that can perhaps get these talks started again. I think a lot of people now wondering whether North Korea is really serious about what they are willing to do in terms of giving up their nuclear weapons. There's only one way to find out and I think we will find out in the coming weeks and months as these talks go on.
WHITFIELD: And Abby, you know, we are also hearing about an incident and we saw it on tape live with the new White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She had this exchange, you know, moment with Korean officials. Some are describing it as an all-out brawl. Can you tell us more about it?
PHILLIP: Yes. I mean these moments can be so rough and tumble with the foreign press. These are North Korean cameras. They are state media. They don't have a free press there, and the U.S. press pool. Let me just play for you a little bit of what happened there.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Stop, no. Let go. Need help here. Go, go.
(END VIDEO CLIP) PHILLIP: So what you saw there was Stephanie Grisham, the brand new White House press secretary, basically being shoved to the side as North Korean cameras tried to get into that room where Kim and President Trump were meeting. Grisham was trying to get the U.S. press into that room. You can see in that footage the camera s really trying to get in edgewise as the crush of media really tried to get into that room. So it really just goes to show how difficult this last-minute planning was. There was not a lot of time to arrange the logistics of all of this and it was left to the new White House press secretary to try to find a way to get the U.S. media into the room so they could capture this historic summit between these two men.
WHITFIELD: All right. Abby Philip, thank you so much.
Let's talk more about all that unfolded with CNN national security advisor, Samantha Vinograd. She was a senior advisor to the national security advisor in the Obama administration.
Good to see you, Sam. So this moment, you know, it is historic in that a U.S. President has not set foot on North Korean soil before. But in your view, what's the significance and the promise that you see after this?
SAMANTHA VINOGRAD, CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: Well, Fred, President Trump crossed a line earlier today in North Korea and it wasn't just the demarcation one. By taking 20 steps into North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong-un and having an hour-long bilateral meeting, we don't know the substance of that, President Trump crossed a line with respect to normalizing North Korea as a nuclear state.
North Korea, when President Trump came into office and under his predecessors has been a rogue regime. They have been a pariah in the international community. President Trump has taken a series of steps to normalize North Korea on the world stage, including summits with Kim Jong-un. But today he went onto Kim Jong-un's home turf and that really signals to North Korea that denuclearization is not a priority for President Trump. He may say it's something that he wants down the road, but President Trump's 20 steps into North Korea send a message that the status quo is OK for Trump. In my opinion, Fred, he redefined what success means when it comes to North Korea. It means no short-range missile test and no nuclear tests.
All the other illegal, illicit activities that North Korea is up to, those were not enough to deter President Trump from entering North Korean territory.
WHITFIELD: So overall, though, the presumed goal of these meetings, and this is now the third, you know, is denuclearization. So does a restart of new talks, you know, bring more hope because of the way that it unfolded, granted, you know, it was a discussion now on North Korea's soil? But do you see potential here?
[14:10:13] VINOGRAD: I don't think that Kim Jong-un believes that denuclearization is a priority for President Trump. President Trump engaged in a handshake for peace today. That's what President moon called it and others, despite the fact that North Korea has increased its nuclear arsenal since talks began.
President Trump also said that he's in no rush on denuclearization. So the momentum behind talks is certainly stalled. President Trump has moved the goal posts on his own goal vis-a-vis North Korea which was the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That's from Trump's perspective.
From Kim's perspective, however, it's a different story. He has given a deadline of the end of the year for a lull in the short-range tests and nuclear tests based upon whether or not President Trump engages in phased sanctions relief. The question for me is what's on the table from the U.S. perspective to get denuclearization or to just maintain the status quo, which is a lull in testing.
WHITFIELD: Sam Vinograd, we will leave it there. Thank you so much.
All right. Still ahead, the crisis at the border. Front and center in the race for 2020, the U.S. border. Democrats touring migrant holding facilities this weekend and calling out the President for his policies. We'll take you live to the southern border, the U.S. southern border, next.
And millions around the world showing their LGBTQ pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the stonewall rights. You are looking at live pictures, celebrations in New York. I'll talk to a man who witnessed the crackdown coming up.
[14:15:28] WHITFIELD: The crisis on the border is highlighting the divide in the party over how to deal with immigration. This morning on CNN's "STATE OF THE UNION" Julian Castro says the real issue is President Trump using scare tactics on immigrant families.
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JULIAN CASTRO (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: What's very clear is that this President likes to terrorize these immigrant families. He likes to scare them. He likes to use this issue as a political weapon to draw up fear and paranoia in his base. He thinks this is going to help him get re-elected with a narrow electoral college victory in 2020 the way he got in 2016. He wants to scare these immigrant families. He wants self-deportation.
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WHITFIELD: CNN political reporter Rebecca Buck is in Houston where Castro is about to speak to a gathering of Texas Democrats.
So Rebecca, you just spoke to Castro also, didn't you? And what did he have to say?
REBECCA BUCK, CNN POLITICAL REPORTER: That's right, Fred. Well, yesterday Castro was on the border yesterday morning trying to tour a detention center in Clint, Texas, where he was denied entry, also speaking with migrant families, keeping immigration at the center of the conversation in terms of his campaign for President.
Of course, this was the issue that put him in the spotlight in the first democratic debate on Wednesday when he tussled with Beto O'Rourke. We asked him though if he intends to keep this at the center of his campaign. Take a listen to what he had to say.
Oh, I'm sorry, I'm told we don't have that sound bite. He told us yesterday that he does believe immigration is going to be central to his campaign because President Trump has made this such an important political issue, such an urgent issue, but he thinks that this will be about more than immigration.
Today here in Houston we are going to hear him talk about his housing policy, about addressing poverty, a much broader set of issues. Of course, immigration could come up, especially because President Trump has the ongoing border crisis and the ongoing detention crisis at the border, Fred. Of course the other candidates continuing to respond to this as well. You had that very interesting policy disagreement between Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro play out in the debate. So Castro continuing to emphasize that he believes section 1325, making crossing the border illegally a felony, a crime, he does believe that should be eliminated, Fred.
WHITFIELD: And I wonder, Rebecca, did he also express that he feels a certain momentum, particularly coming off the debate stage? And even if the audience is reflective of any momentum he's feeling?
BUCK: Absolutely. He told Don Lemon on Friday night, Fredricka, that he's had 16,000 donations. And that was on Friday, following his debate performance. Many of those new donors to his campaign so he does feel a surge of momentum. The challenge for him is to grow his campaign from here and keep that momentum going. That's what he's trying to do on this tour of Texas, Fred.
WHITFIELD: All right. Rebecca Buck, thank you so much.
The bodies of a father and his young daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande arrived home in El Salvador today. The gut-wrenching image of them face down in the water is a heart-breaking reminder of the risk people are taking to reach the United States. They will be laid to rest tomorrow.
The crisis at the border is becoming a key issue in the 2020 Presidential election. Several Democratic candidates have been visiting immigration facilities, including Beto O'Rourke who returned to his home state of Texas to hold a rally at a detention center where children are said to be living in deplorable conditions.
CNN's Natasha Chen is joining us from that very center in Clint, Texas.
So Natasha, what does O'Rourke want to do to try to reform immigration laws? What is he saying?
NATASHA CHEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, O'Rourke has said that on day one of his presidency, he would use his executive authority to stop the inhumane treatment of children. He would reunite families, rescind the travel ban, reform the asylum system. He has also talked about removing the fear of deportation for people like dreamers or folks under the temporary protective status or TPS.
Now, to differentiate between a couple of the candidates here, you heard about Julian Castro wanting to decriminalize coming into the U.S. between ports of entry. That's something Castro told us here in the same spot yesterday. I asked O'Rourke why he feels differently on that. His response is that he would rather rewrite that section of law as a part of the bigger picture of is immigration reform.
Now as far as his asylum reform, he is proposing that people start applying for asylum in their home countries. And I asked if that might make it more dangerous for them staying there and putting that application in in their home countries. Here's what he had to say.
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[14:20:] CASTRO: I believe that when you look at those who have been returned through MPP and those who have been stopped from even petitioning for asylum through the metering policy there might be over 10,000 people in that community.
And I was just talking to the mayor (INAUDIBLE) and see why they do not have the resources to provide the medicine, the food, the shelter or the security. And we are hearing from people who have had kidnapping threats against them. I heard from an advocate who saw a family kidnapped in front of her very eyes in Ciudad Juarez. This is a white and death issue for these families. We need them to be able to come here through the asylum claims process and be safe in the United States of America.
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CHEN: And there will be a large number of Democratic members of Congress as well as state representatives coming here tomorrow for a visit inside the facility. We will be talking to them tomorrow when they share with us what they finding inside -- Fred.
WHITFIELD: All right. Natasha Chen, thank you so much.
Meantime, there's a massive parade happening in New York right now commemorating the day 50 years ago when a police raid sparked a riot and the beginning of the gay rights movement. We'll speak to someone who was there last night and saw it all happen.
[14:25:38] WHITFIELD: Welcome back. Right now there are huge celebrations happening in New York and around the world. Millions of people are holding pride parades today. And in New York it's also a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, which proved to be the spark igniting the gay rights movement. The city has the biggest pride celebration in the world. And Polo Sandoval is in the thick of it right now, parade under way. Tell me about what's happening there. This is very festive.
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Fred, it's a massive crowd. I'm going to step out of the way. Fifth Avenue has become a virtual sea of people. You see waving for flags as far as the eye can see. It is world pride day and New York City is hosting.
The celebration here is twofold. Of course. it commemorates the sacrifices and efforts of the LGBT community for equal rights, but at the same time it is also still the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, that crucial touchstone moments that really did reshape the lives of the LGBTQ community and continues to do so. Speaking with participants of the march, which is really what a lot of people describing here. Again, this is more about celebrating the LGBTQ accomplishment but at the same time increasing the awareness particularly for trans-minorities, for example (INAUDIBLE). Fred, back to you.
WHITFIELD: Polo, thanks so much. We will check back with you throughout the afternoon.
Meantime, Martin Boyce was there at the beginning. He witnessed the stonewall riots firsthand. And he is joining me right now.
Good to see you Martin.
MARTIN BOYCE, WITNESSED STONEWALL RIOTS: Hi.
WHITFIELD: Hi. So take me back. What do you remember about that night and what made that night so much more different than previous nights at the stonewall?
BOYCE: Well, it was a raid -- that bar was in a particularly open spot. Most of our bars and raids that I had been in were near the waterfront or on lonely streets. But it was in the center of the city. Christopher Street was our turf. We finally had a turf. And I think people know from "West Side Story" how important a turf was in the '60s. It was a place where the vice squad couldn't operate, why gay bashers couldn't enter, there was safety there. There was the stonewall bar, which had a great jukebox, we could dance there. It was safe and comfortable, psychologically comfortable for us so the raid was more than just a raid, it was a rape. And because they had penetrated into the one area and destroyed the equilibrium we had achieved by finally having a place that we could be safe.
WHITFIELD: I also understand while there had been lots of raids before and people had felt harassed there before because of the anti- gay laws. But one of the markers that was different here too, there were accusations that there was thievery, that police were coming in and taking from the bar. Is that something that you witnessed? Is that a story that, you know, you heard, you know, that reverberated with a lot of people there?
BOYCE: Well, I heard the story but I don't think it had much effect on us because this is something police always did with gay bars. So no one would be surprised at that. I think what really was surprising is that the intensity and largeness of the raid. And for no particular reason. I mean, there seems to have been some reasons why they did it, but we wouldn't have known that.
But we were at the wrong end of police brutality and the whims of the police. I mean there were laws. All we really wanted, I think, at the time was the famous New York indifference to affect the police. We didn't want to change the laws, but they didn't have to be enforced the way they were, cruelly.
WHITFIELD: At what point did you feel that this was a point -- a moment that would spark change? How soon after did you feel change?
BOYCE: Well, the change came immediately. I think the change came from what I saw, this drag queen kicking a cop. And that couldn't be done today. I didn't realize it but when she kicked the cop, it was going to be like a night like no other. And then there was a general consensus, because were united group of people then. We were different types of gays. Often we didn't like each other. Stonewall had taught even gay people tolerance.
So the situation with the entire group, the gays in suits, the drag queens, all different types, there was a unanimous agreement that this had to be done. No one called for us to stop it the way it happens at other riots. No one called to stop it at all. There was just general consent.
[14:30:45] WHITFIELD: And you know, we look at the pictures of the gay pride parades that are happening across really across the continent and across the world. And it's, you know, being described as euphoric and jubilant. How are you feeling today? What is the feeling, you know, that is emitting from your body and your experience today?
BOYCE: Well, I thought it was inert to the emotions that stonewall could bring up because I have to deal with all, but, no, it got to me, especially Friday night, which was the real 50th anniversary. And I had to make a speech and that speech was full of the passion that I couldn't control. I was able to get across to the audience what a momentous thing this was. And because I'm 71 years old now. And I have seen the torch being passed from generation to generation to open and eager hands. And I'm married now. And that's really not because of stonewall, it's because of the activism that continues.
To me stonewall is a verb and the spirit. And that spirit is continuous. And I just felt -- I do feel proud that I can see you be confident and that's a wonderful thing, because I was confident, but at the same time I wasn't secure.
WHITFIELD: And congratulations. And you know, so many are commending you for all of your efforts to having been part of this movement and its continuation. Martin Boyce.
BOYCE: Thank you.
WHITFIELD: Thank you so much.
WHITFIELD: And of course you want to join me at 4:30 p.m. eastern today for a CNN special, "Pride and Progress." I'll take a look at LGBTQ trailblazers and their continued fight for equality. That's today, 4:30 p.m. only on CNN.
[14:31:12] WHITFIELD: Call it the birther conspiracy 2.0. President Trump's son, Don Junior, retweeted a post that questioned whether senator Kamala Harris is a black American. The tweet claims Harris is not, and I'm quoting now, "an American black" because she is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants and Don Junior responded, writing, is this true? Wow.
His spokesman says Trump was simply asking if it was true that Harris is half-Indian because he hadn't heard that before. And that once he saw the tweet was being misconstrued, he deleted it.
Her campaign is comparing the comment to the birther attack against President Obama when Trump senior for years questioned Obama's nationality and birth place. Obama was born in Hawaii to a white American mother and east African father.
CNN's senior national correspondent Kyung Lah is in San Francisco where Harris just finished speaking at a pride event.
So Kyung, a lot of 2020 contenders have come to her defense. And what is she saying?
KYUNG LAH, CNN SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we are not hearing directly from her as of yet. She hasn't taken it on in those public comments. We are anticipating, her campaign tells me, that she will be speaking to reporters and they will be addressing it in front of reporters in some fashion at some point today.
What she is doing right now, as you see this long parade behind me? This is San Francisco pride 2019. She is riding in an open convertible. She is waving to people. She is wearing a very bright sequined rainbow jacket in the spirit of pride.
She's been greeted with cheers. This is a community that has long supported her since her days as San Francisco's district attorney. She spoke at this breakfast this morning where she pledged to fight the Trump administration.
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SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: He opposes -- he opposes what these heroes stood for. He has no appreciation for the lives they lived and the courage they had and the patriotism that they possessed. Well, I'm running for President. Because we're not going back. We are not going back. And we are prepared to turn the page.
(END VIDEO CLIP) LAH: This is her first public event since its Democratic debate. Her campaign says it's very clear she is feeling confident, she's feeling good. The woman who is known for those conservative black suits, Fredricka, letting her hair down and having a good time this weekend -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: All right. Kyung Lah, thank you so much. And bring us her comments if and when she does comment on all this.
So also all of this taking place, this just in to CNN, we are learning that a small group of protesters are blocking the San Francisco pride parade now with their arms cuffed and linked together. They have halted the parade at market and 6th where police are working to un- cuff and remove them.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi also at this parade today along with, you heard our Kyung Lah, Senator Kamala Harris. It's unclear why the protesters are blocking this parade. But of course as we learn more, we'll bring it to you.
Meantime, let's talk about overall, all that is taking place.
Let's bring in Aisha Moodie-Mills, a Democratic strategist and Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters.
Good to see you both. Let's zero in on what Kamala Harris is now having to deal with, you know. She, Aisha, has raised $2 million after the debate. She stole the show, you know, followed by the President being asked about it. He weighed in while he was abroad saying that she is being given too much credit. And now coincidentally his son would throw out this retweeting that she's not really a black American.
So, you know, clearly Harris, you know, is a threat, right? And Trump -- the Trump family again resorts to trying to divide support of now this time Harris by trying to undermine her using race and now immigration.
So Aisha, does this only consequently bolster her support?
[14:40:31] AISHA MOODIE-MILLS, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Well, I want to back up for a minute, Fredricka and just acknowledge what's really happening here. So this feels like a little bit of a blip on the screen with Don Junior, you know, retweeting something, but fundamentally at its core, there is an effort under way to undermine the black vote in America and to stoke anti-immigrant sentiment. And that's really what we are seeing play out here with this birtherism 2.0 if you will. Originally it was Donald Trump trying to claim that Barack Obama wasn't black enough, wasn't a black American, wasn't American, period. And now looking at Kamala Harris, there is a conservative effort trying to create some discord among the black community to call into question who is truly black as a way to use a digital voter suppression ultimately, create a bunch of banter and conversation that ultimately riles black folks up, confuses them and keeps them from vigorously participating in the process to get rid of Donald Trump. So I want us to just understand that this is more than what it might
appear to be on the surface in this moment of whether Kamala is surging and Trump is being threatened. The Mueller report found that there was a digital effort, part of it had to do with Russian bots in 2016 to get at black folks and keep black folks from participating using a variety of narratives on twitter.
And now this is one that's playing out about birtherism and ultimately about whether black folks who may or may not be immigrants to the United States should actually be participants in American society and American life.
WHITFIELD: Right. So, Jeff, you know, there are so many who say this is not a coincidence that Don Junior would retweet this and then remove it from his twitter feed. And this coming not long after his father, the President of the United States, you know, is trying to undermine, you know, Kamala Harris' success on the debate stage by saying she's being given too much credit. So is this the prelude to a whole lot more coming from this Trump re-election campaign?
JEFF MASON, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT, REUTERS: Well, it's hard to say. It's a fair question based on the history that we have seen with how President Donald Trump behaved before he was President. And since then I think it is worth throwing out a couple of facts and Aisha just addressed a few of them.
Number one, President Trump before becoming President was sort of the person, the spokesperson for birtherism against President Barack Obama. So that's a big chunk of his history.
Number two, Don Jr. is a surrogate for the President. So when he tweets something, when he sends something to his millions of followers, they may say, well, it's a misunderstanding or it was a question that he asked, but at the end of the day, he is somebody who represents his father and certainly some people will draw a connection between what he thinks and what he says and that which the President believes and says.
The fact that the President weighed in on this, as you said, I think is a sign that he is seeing a potential threat in a rising Kamala Harris and we certainly saw that in the debate. That she is -- most people believe that she won that debate and is not only a threat to the current front-runner, Joe Biden, but could end up on the ticket in 2020 and would be the one turning -- or taking on President Trump directly.
WHITFIELD: Yes. And it almost appears as though - I mean, we are still awaiting to see if kamala Harris will address that, you know, today to, you know, give it more life or comment. But clearly, you know, she has been ready for this. She addressed this kind of inference just a few moments ago, if you recall. Take a listen.
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HARRIS: I'm not going to spend my time trying to educate people about who black people are. I was born black, I will die black and I'm proud of being black. And I'm not going to make excuses for anybody because they don't understand.
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WHITFIELD: So Aisha, it will be interesting to see if she does want to breathe more life into it by commenting further or if it's just, you know, full steam ahead, keep doing your thing and don't give any additional credence to what's been posted, reposted or what the President even has to say or his camp.
MOODIE-MILLS: Yes. I'm with Cory Booker on this one. He tweeted, you know, Kamala didn't owe anybody anything and he used a different language to say that. But I agree with that. It does not serve her to stoop to anyone's level to define her blackness and who she is. She is a black American woman and always will be.
I also just want to draw attention to the fact that no one should be listening to anything that Don Junior has to say because Kamala has led her campaign with her personal story about her Indian mother, about her Jamaican father heritage. So to look like such a buffoon that he would even claim it's the first time that he is hearing it, just goes to tell, you know, like how he is not paying attention.
[14:45:04] WHITFIELD: All right. We are going to leave it there for now. Jeff, Aisha, appreciate it.
WHITFIELD: And we will be right back.
[14:49:11] WHITFIELD: President Trump took 20 steps into North Korea and made history as the first sitting U.S. President to set foot there. It was an impromptu visit sparked by a tweet from President Trump to Kim Jong-un. The President says he is proud. Here is more of what happened after this historic moment.
TRUMP: We are going inside and talk for a little while about different things. A lot of really positive things are happening. And I'm glad you could be here to see it. But tremendous positivity. Really great things are happening 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.
[14:50:00] KIM (through translator): If it was not for our excellent relations between the two of us, it would not be possible to have this kind of opportunity. So I would like to use this strong relation to create more good news which nobody expects (INAUDIBLE).
TRUMP: 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. 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, so you made us both look good and I appreciate it. But we'= have developed a great relationship. I really think 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, a very dangerous situation for South Korea, for North Korea, for the world. And I think the relationship that we've developed has meant so much to so many people. And it's just an honor to be with you and it's an honor that you asked me to step over the line and I was proud to step over the line.
WHITFIELD: The historic moment marks a milestone in the U.S./North Korean relationship. The two leaders met for about 50 minutes but no specific actions were taken about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
All right. Still ahead, cameras capture the moment a driver drags a deputy 100 yards to escape a traffic stop. How the dramatic scene unfolded, next.
[14:55:22] WHITFIELD: Looking at our top stories, three people were arrested and eight injured during violent protests in Portland Saturday, according to police. Demonstrators threw containers that looked like milkshakes but contained quick-dry concrete. Three officers were among those injured. The clashes started after several different groups of anti-fascists and right-wing demonstrators collided in a downtown square.
Dominican officials say they are looking for one more person involved in the shooting of former baseball star David Ortiz. Officials arrested the alleged mastermind of the shooting on Friday. Victor Hugo Gomez was arrested on the Dominican Republic coast while trying to flee the country. Gomez is accused of ordering a hit on another man sitting beside Ortiz the night of the shooting.
And a Florida deputy is recovering from being dragged hundreds of feet by an SUV. Rocky Rudolph Jr. was stopped Saturday morning for tinted windows. It seemed to be a routine traffic stop until the deputy smelled marijuana in the car. The situation escalated when Rudolph sped off dragging the deputy. The deputy shot Rudolph in the leg during the struggle. After a manhunt by multiple law enforcement agencies, the driver is now in custody.
Much more straight ahead in the NEWSROOM right after this.