Trump Ignores Devastating Human Rights Abuses In North Korea | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SAID AT>>>THE WHITE HOUSE HAS SAID AT TIMES EFFECTIVELY EVERYTHING IS
ON THE TABLE, ABOUT TODAY WE ARE ON THE TABLE, ABOUT TODAY WE ARE
LEARNING THAT THERE IS ONE THING LEARNING THAT THERE IS ONE THING THAT WONT BE ON THE TABLE
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HAS
REPORTED NORTH KOREA KEEPS OVER REPORTED NORTH KOREA KEEPS OVER
100,000 PEOPLE IN WHAT AMOUNT TO 100,000 PEOPLE IN WHAT AMOUNT TO
POLITICAL PRISONER CAMPS. POLITICAL PRISONER CAMPS.
LAST YEAR IT WAS TRUMP HIMSELF LAST YEAR IT WAS TRUMP HIMSELF
TALKING ABOUT NORTH KOREAS TALKING ABOUT NORTH KOREAS
ATROCITIES AGAINST ITS CITIZENS. ATROCITIES AGAINST ITS CITIZENS.
>>MAY LIVE IN THE CAPITAL CITY.>>MAY LIVE IN THE CAPITAL CITY. THOSE WHO SCORE THE LOWEST
STARVE.HO SCORE THE LOWEST STARVE. ALL RESPONSIBLE NATIONS MUST ALL RESPONSIBLE NATIONS MUST JOIN FORCE TOSS ISOLATE THE JOIN FORCE TOSS ISOLATE THE BRUTAL REGIME OF NORTH KOREA.
>>THAT WAS A DISCUSSION OFA.>>THAT WAS A DISCUSSION OF
ISOLATION. ISOLATION. AS MANY HAVE POINTED OUT, NORTH AS MANY HAVE POINTED OUT, NORTH KOREAS LEADER, THEY WERE
SNAPPING SELFIES TODAY,E SNAPPING SELFIES TODAY,
REFREQUENTING THAT IMAGE TOTS REFREQUENTING THAT IMAGE TOTS
REST OF THE WORLD. REST OF THE WORLD.
SUZANNE, WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO SUZANNE, WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO
KNOW? KNOW? AND DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE AND DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE RELEVANT FOR THESE NEGOTIATIONS? RELEVANT FOR THESE NEGOTIATIONS?>>YES, THIS IS MAYBE THE WORST>>YES, THIS IS MAYBE THE WORST AND MOST REARE PRESSIVE REGIME
IN THE WORLD.E PRESSIVE REGIME IN THE WORLD.
TOTAL RESTRICTIVENESS. TOTAL RESTRICTIVENESS.
ITS AN ULTIMATE POLICE STATE. ITS AN ULTIMATE POLICE STATE.
YOU KNOW, EVERY KIND OF HUMAN YOU KNOW, EVERY KIND OF HUMAN
RIGHTS STORMATION HAPPENS. RIGHTS STORMATION HAPPENS.
SUMMARY EXECUTIONS, TORTURE, YOU SUMMARY EXECUTIONS, TORTURE, YOU
KNOW, DISCRIMINATION AGAINST KNOW, DISCRIMINATION AGAINST
WOMEN, AGAINST THE DISABLED. WOMEN, AGAINST THE DISABLED.
SO, YOU NAME IT IN TERMS OF SO, YOU NAME IT IN TERMS OF
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES. HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.
I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST
ABSOLUTELY RAISE IT. ABSOLUTELY RAISE IT.
ITS CRUCIAL THAT KIM JONG-UN ITS CRUCIAL THAT KIM JONG-UN
KNOWS IT REMAINS A PRIORITY. KNOWS IT REMAINS A PRIORITY.
YOU KNOW, THERES SOME HOPE OF YOU KNOW, THERES SOME HOPE OF
MAKING PROGRESS ON, AND ITS MAKING PROGRESS ON, AND ITS
FAIR TO MAKE THAT THE FAIR TO MAKE THAT THE
CENTERPIECE, BUT HUMAN RIGHTS CENTERPIECE, BUT HUMAN RIGHTS
NEEDS TO BE PART OF IT. NEEDS TO BE PART OF IT.
ITS ALSO CRUCIAL THAT HE ITS ALSO CRUCIAL THAT HE
DOESNT COME OUT WITH A BIG DOESNT COME OUT WITH A BIG
SMILE ON HIS FACE AS IF THIS SMILE ON HIS FACE AS IF THIS
HORRIFIC RECORD CAN BE PUT HORRIFIC RECORD CAN BE PUT
ASIDE. ASIDE.>>SO YOURE SAYING ITS — BUT
YOU DONT THINK IT SHOULD BEUT YOU DONT THINK IT SHOULD BE
ZERO, AND YOURE KERNEL — THAT ZERO, AND YOURE KERNEL — THAT
EFFECTIVELY ACTS TO KIND OF EFFECTIVELY ACTS TO KIND OF
LAUNDER ONE OF THE WORST HUMAN LAUNDER ONE OF THE WORST HUMAN
RIGHTS RECORD IN THE WORLD. RIGHTS RECORD IN THE WORLD.
>>HES SO SPONTANEOUS AND>>HES SO SPONTANEOUS AND
IMPROMPTU, AND IF HE FEELS LIKE IMPROMPTU, AND IF HE FEELS LIKE
HE HAS A DIPLOMATIC WIN, I CAN HE HAS A DIPLOMATIC WIN, I CAN
IMAGINE HIM PUTTING HIS ARM IMAGINE HIM PUTTING HIS ARM
AROUND HIM, GRACING HIM WITH AROUND HIM, GRACING HIM WITH
COMPLIMENTS, AND THATS A COMPLIMENTS, AND THATS A
HORRIBLE RISK TO WHITEWASH ANY HORRIBLE RISK TO WHITEWASH ANY
WAY HE ERASES THIS RECORD. WAY HE ERASES THIS RECORD.
IM READING FROM AN — HUMAN IM READING FROM AN — HUMAN
RIGHTS ABUSES REMAIN THE WORST RIGHTS ABUSES REMAIN THE WORST
IN THE WORLD. IN THE WORLD.
MANY UNDERWRITE THE REGIMES MANY UNDERWRITE THE REGIMES
WEAPONS PROGRAM. WEAPONS PROGRAM.>>I THINK THIS IS TRUE, AND>>I THINK THIS IS TRUE, AND WHAT OF COURSE THEYRE REFERRING WHAT OF COURSE THEYRE REFERRING TO IF THERES THESE NORTH KOREAN TO IF THERES THESE NORTH KOREAN WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD ESSENTIAL ON SLAVE WAGES, AND ESSENTIAL ON SLAVE WAGES, AND THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THE THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. ONE OF THE ISSUES, OF COURSE,
WAS IN THE CONTEXT THECOURSE, WAS IN THE CONTEXT THE
DENUCLEARIZATION, WERE PREPARED DENUCLEARIZATION, WERE PREPARED
TO RECOGNIZE THEM, ESTABLISH TO RECOGNIZE THEM, ESTABLISH
DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.
WHAT I TOLD THEM WAS IN THAT WHAT I TOLD THEM WAS IN THAT
CONTEXT, ESTABLISHING DIPLOMATIC CONTEXT, ESTABLISHING DIPLOMATIC
RELATIONS, WE WOULD HAVE A TRACK RELATIONS, WE WOULD HAVE A TRACK
DEVOTED TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEVOTED TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS
QUESTION, AND DEVOTED REALLY TO QUESTION, AND DEVOTED REALLY TO
OUR EFFORTS TO TRY TO GET SOME OUR EFFORTS TO TRY TO GET SOME
IMPROVEMENT, MOVE THEM IN THE IMPROVEMENT, MOVE THEM IN THE
RIGHT DIRECTION AS PART OF THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS PART OF THE
PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING
DIPLOMATIC RELATION. DIPLOMATIC RELATION.
OF COURSE, NONE OF THAT OF COURSE, NONE OF THAT
HAPPENED, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT HAPPENED, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT
GET TO FIRST BASE, WHICH WAS GET TO FIRST BASE, WHICH WAS
DENUCLEARIZATION. DENUCLEARIZATION.>>AND TO PUSH BACK A BIT ON THE>>AND TO PUSH BACK A BIT ON THE BROADER CONSENSUS, BOTH OF YOU BROADER CONSENSUS, BOTH OF YOU AS AMBASSADORS HAVE SERVED — AS AMBASSADORS HAVE SERVED — THE GENERAL RAP HAS BEEN THAT THE GENERAL RAP HAS BEEN THAT REAL POLITICS ALMOST ALWAYS
COMES FIRST.S ALMOST ALWAYS COMES FIRST.
WHICH IS PRIORITIZE THE — WHICH IS PRIORITIZE THE —
NUCLEAR THREAT FOR THE, QUOTE, NUCLEAR THREAT FOR THE, QUOTE,
MURDER, TORTURE, RAPE AND MURDER, TORTURE, RAPE AND
STARVATION HES PERPETUATED STARVATION HES PERPETUATED
AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS, CAN WE AGAINST ITS OWN CITIZENS, CAN WE
SAY THIS IS ANY DIFFERENT THAN SAY THIS IS ANY DIFFERENT THAN
THE WAY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENTS THE WAY OTHER STATE DEPARTMENTS
IN BOTH PARTIES HAVE APPROACHED IN BOTH PARTIES HAVE APPROACHED
AT LEAST PHASE ONE OF THESE KIND AT LEAST PHASE ONE OF THESE KIND
OF NEGOTIATIONS? OF NEGOTIATIONS?
>>ID SAY TWO THINGS, FIRST>>ID SAY TWO THINGS, FIRST
THERES A LOT OF HYPOCRISY TO THERES A LOT OF HYPOCRISY TO
TEAR UP THE RAIN DEAL, THE OBAMA TEAR UP THE RAIN DEAL, THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION SAID WE DEALT IN ADMINISTRATION SAID WE DEALT IN
THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN
NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND THEY TORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AND THEY TORE
IT UP, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT DEAL IT UP, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT DEAL
WITH ALL THIS OTHER STUFF. WITH ALL THIS OTHER STUFF.
SECONDLY ITS NOT TRUE THAT ALL SECONDLY ITS NOT TRUE THAT ALL
ADMINISTRATIONS BEHAVE THE SAME ADMINISTRATIONS BEHAVE THE SAME
WAYS. WAYS. IN FACT RONALD REAGAN BROUGHT UP
HUMAN RIGHTS, HE BROUGHT IT UPUP HUMAN RIGHTS, HE BROUGHT IT UP
AT AT AT REYKJAVIK.
THEY DIDNT LINK PROGRESS ON THEY DIDNT LINK PROGRESS ON
ARMS CONTROL TO PROGRESS ON ARMS CONTROL TO PROGRESS ON
HUMAN RIGHTS, BUT THEY RESERVED HUMAN RIGHTS, BUT THEY RESERVED
THE RIGHT. THE RIGHT.
MY COLLEAGUE HERE GEORGE SHULTZ, MY COLLEAGUE HERE GEORGE SHULTZ,
TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, TO TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, TO
TALK ABOUT THE FULL RANGES OF TALK ABOUT THE FULL RANGES OF
ISSUES, SO I THINK THERES A WAY ISSUES, SO I THINK THERES A WAY
TO TALK ABOUT IT WITHOUT LETTING TO TALK ABOUT IT WITHOUT LETTING
IT GET IN THE WAY OF WHAT IS THE

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