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NBCS HALLIE JACKSON HAS MORE ON
WHAT WASNT SAID AT THIS WHAT WASNT SAID AT THIS
HISTORIC FACE-TO-FACE. HISTORIC FACE-TO-FACE.
. .>>Reporter: IN SINGAPORE,
SMILES AND A STROLL FROM KIM SMILES AND A STROLL FROM KIM
JONG-UN BUT BACK HOME, A U.N. JONG-UN BUT BACK HOME, A U.N. REPORT PAINTS A MUCH MORE GRIM
PICTURE.AINTS A MUCH MORE GRIM PICTURE. ONE OF EXTERMINATION, MURDER,
EVERYBODY SLAVTATION, MURDER, EVERYBODY SLAVT
ENSLAVEMENT, TORTURE, RAPE, ENSLAVEMENT, TORTURE, RAPE,
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
>>HIS COUNTRY DOES LOVE HIM.>>HIS COUNTRY DOES LOVE HIM.
HIS PEOPLE, YOU SEE THE FERVOR. HIS PEOPLE, YOU SEE THE FERVOR.
THEY HAVE A GREAT FERVOR. THEY HAVE A GREAT FERVOR.>>Reporter: WHAT HE CALLS>>Reporter: WHAT HE CALLS FERVOR, THE U.N. CALLS
INDOCTRINE NATION.ALLS INDOCTRINE NATION.
ANOTHER LONG AND DISTURBING LIST ANOTHER LONG AND DISTURBING LIST OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES. OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.>>IT WAS DISCUSSED RELATIVELY
BRIEFLY COMPARED TO RELATIVELY BRIEFLY COMPARED TO DENUCLEARIZATION. DENUCLEARIZATION. THATS WHERE WE STARTED AND THATS WHERE WE STARTED AND ENDED. ENDED.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDNT DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE, DIDNT DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE, INSTEAD REPEATEDLY POINTING TO INSTEAD REPEATEDLY POINTING TO THE POSITIVE. THE POSITIVE.>>HES A VERY TALENTED MAN.>>HES A VERY TALENTED MAN.>>Reporter: KIM JONG-UN, AS YOU>>Reporter: KIM JONG-UN, AS YOU KNOW, HAS KILLED FAMILY MEMBERS, KNOW, HAS KILLED FAMILY MEMBERS, HAS STARVED HIS OWN PEOPLE, IS HAS STARVED HIS OWN PEOPLE, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF
OTTO WARMBIER.R THE DEATH OF OTTO WARMBIER.
WHY ARE YOU SO COMFORTABLE WHY ARE YOU SO COMFORTABLE CALLING HIM VERY TALENTED? CALLING HIM VERY TALENTED?>>WELL, HE IS VERY TALENTED.>>WELL, HE IS VERY TALENTED. ANYBODY THAT TAKES OVER A
SITUATION LIKE HE DID AT 26 SITUATION LIKE HE DID AT 26
YEARS OF AGE AND IS ABLE TO RUN YEARS OF AGE AND IS ABLE TO RUN
IT AND RUN IT TOUGH, I DONT SAY IT AND RUN IT TOUGH, I DONT SAY
HE WAS NICE. HE WAS NICE.
I THINK WITHOUT OTTO THIS WOULD I THINK WITHOUT OTTO THIS WOULD
NOT HAVE HAPPENED. NOT HAVE HAPPENED.
>>Reporter: IT WAS A YEAR AGO>>Reporter: IT WAS A YEAR AGO
TODAY THAT WARMBIER WAS RETURNED TODAY THAT WARMBIER WAS RETURNED TO THE U.S. IN A COMA.
HE DIED WITHIN A WEEK OF COMING HE DIED WITHIN A WEEK OF COMING
HOME. HOME. WARMBIERS FATHER BELIEVES HE WARMBIERS FATHER BELIEVES HE WAS TORTURED, SAYING TODAY, WE WAS TORTURED, SAYING TODAY, WE APPRECIATE PRESIDENT TRUMPS APPRECIATE PRESIDENT TRUMPS RECENT COMMENTS ABOUT OUR
FAMILY.COMMENTS ABOUT OUR FAMILY.
HOPEFULLY SOMETHING POSITIVE CAN HOPEFULLY SOMETHING POSITIVE CAN
COME FROM THIS. COME FROM THIS.
ON CAPITOL HILL, DISAPPOINTMENT ON CAPITOL HILL, DISAPPOINTMENT
TODAY THAT HUMAN RIGHTS WASNT TODAY THAT HUMAN RIGHTS WASNT
MORE OF A POUNCE. MORE OF A POUNCE.
>>THERES BEEN A LOT LEFT OFF>>THERES BEEN A LOT LEFT OFF
THE TABLE. THE TABLE.
THERE ARE A LOT OF SCANT THERE ARE A LOT OF SCANT
DETAILS. DETAILS. THATS WHY THIS AMOUNTS TO
NOTHING MORE AT THIS POINT THAN NOTHING MORE AT THIS POINT THAN
A PHOTO-OP. A PHOTO-OP.
>>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE OTHER>>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE OTHER
LAWMAKERS LIKE SENATOR BOB LAWMAKERS LIKE SENATOR BOB
CORKER, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO ARE CORKER, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO ARE
INSTEAD OF PICKING APART WHAT INSTEAD OF PICKING APART WHAT
WASNT SAID, FOCUS ON WHAT WAS WASNT SAID, FOCUS ON WHAT WAS
ON DENUCLEARIZATION. ON DENUCLEARIZATION.
THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SUGGESTED THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SUGGESTED
HE WOULD BRING UP THESE HUMAN HE WOULD BRING UP THESE HUMAN
RIGHTS ABUSES WITH KIM JONG-UN

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