President Donald Trump Goes Off-Script as He Wraps Up Asia Trip | NBC Nightly News

President Donald Trump Goes Off-Script as He Wraps Up Asia Trip | NBC Nightly News
    BRINGS US THE LATEST FROM MANILA.
    MANILA.
    >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENTS
    >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENTS
    FINAL STOP AND THE FIRST
    FINAL STOP AND THE FIRST
    LARGE-SCALE PROTEST OF HIS ASIA
    LARGE-SCALE PROTEST OF HIS ASIA
    TOUR.
    TOUR.
    SPILLING OUT IN THE STREETS NEAR
    SPILLING OUT IN THE STREETS NEAR
    THE U.S. EMBASSY IN MANILA. WATER CANONS KEPT THEM BACK.
    WATER CANONS KEPT THEM BACK. HERE TO ATTEND A SECOND ECONOMIC
    HERE TO ATTEND A SECOND ECONOMIC SUMMIT WEARING TRADITIONAL
    SUMMIT WEARING TRADITIONAL PHILIPPINE GARB, SIDE BY SIDE
    PHILIPPINE GARB, SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CONTROVERSIAL
    WITH THE CONTROVERSIAL
    PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT, ANTAGONIST
    PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT, ANTAGONIST
    OF HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS AND SUPPORTER OF EXTRA JUDICIAL
    SUPPORTER OF EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS.
    KILLINGS. BUT HIS HOST ALL THE EXTRAVAGANT
    BUT HIS HOST ALL THE EXTRAVAGANT
    NICETIES.
    NICETIES.
    PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS MEASURED
    PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS MEASURED
    HIS WORDS IN PUBLIC DURING THIS TOUR POKED NORTH KOREAS LEADERS
    TOUR POKED NORTH KOREAS LEADER ON TWITTER.
    ON TWITTER. WHY WOULD KIM JONG-UN INSULT ME
    WHY WOULD KIM JONG-UN INSULT ME BY CALLING ME OLD WHEN I WOULD
    BY CALLING ME OLD WHEN I WOULD
    NEVER CALL HIM SHORT AND FAT?
    NEVER CALL HIM SHORT AND FAT?
    I TRY TO HARD TO BE HIS FRIEND. FRIEND?O HARD TO BE HIS FRIEND.
    FRIEND?
    AN IDEA HE WAS ASKED TO EXPLAIN
    AN IDEA HE WAS ASKED TO EXPLAIN
    AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN VIETNAM.
    AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN VIETNAM.
    >> STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN
    >> STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN
    LIFE.
    LIFE.
    THAT MIGHT BE A STRANGE THING TO HAPPEN.GHT BE A STRANGE THING TO
    HAPPEN.
    BUT ITS CERTAINLY A
    BUT ITS CERTAINLY A
    POSSIBILITY.
    POSSIBILITY.
    >> PERHAPS A DISTRACTION FROM
    >> PERHAPS A DISTRACTION FROM
    THE PRESIDENTS PROVOCATIVE
    THE PRESIDENTS PROVOCATIVE
    COMMENTS TO REPORTERS ON AIR
    COMMENTS TO REPORTERS ON AIR
    FORCE ONE AFTER HE MET WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN, WHERE HEITH
    VLADIMIR PUTIN, WHERE HE DEFENDED THE RUSSIAN LEADERS
    DEFENDED THE RUSSIAN LEADERS DENIALS OF ELECTION
    DENIALS OF ELECTION INTERFERENCE.
    INTERFERENCE.
    >> I BELIEVE THAT HE FEELS THAT
    >> I BELIEVE THAT HE FEELS THAT
    HE AND RUSSIA DID NOT MEDDLE IN
    HE AND RUSSIA DID NOT MEDDLE IN
    THE ELECTION.
    THE ELECTION.
    >> BUT AFTER HE DISPARAGED OBAMA ERA INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS AS OBAMA
    ERA INTELLIGENCE CHIEFS AS POLITICAL HACKS FOR BLAMING
    POLITICAL HACKS FOR BLAMING PUTIN.
    PUTIN.
    THE PRESIDENT TRIED A CLEANUP.
    THE PRESIDENT TRIED A CLEANUP.
    >> AS TO WHETHER I BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IM WITH OUR AGENCIES, IT OR
    NOT, IM WITH OUR AGENCIES, ESPECIALLY AS CURRENTLY
    ESPECIALLY AS CURRENTLY
    CONSTITUTED WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP. WITH THEIR
    LEADERSHIP.
    I BELIEVE IN OUR INTEL AGENCIES,
    I BELIEVE IN OUR INTEL AGENCIES,
    OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.
    OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.
    >> Reporter: IN THE PLANNING FOR
    >> Reporter: IN THE PLANNING FOR
    THIS TRIP THE WHITE HOUSE
    THIS TRIP THE WHITE HOUSE
    CONSIDERED NOT COMING TO MANILA
    CONSIDERED NOT COMING TO MANILA
    TO AVOID THE BAD POLITICAL
    TO AVOID THE BAD POLITICAL
    OPTICS OF THE PRESIDENT BEING SEEN WITH A VIOLENTDENT BEING
    SEEN WITH A VIOLENT AUTHORITARIAN.
    AUTHORITARIAN.
    BUT OTHER ASIAN LEADERS URGED THE PRESIDENT TO RECONSIDER, AND
    THE PRESIDENT TO RECONSIDER, AND HES ACTUALLY ADDING AN EXTRA
    HES ACTUALLY ADDING AN EXTRA DAY HERE IN MANILA.
    DAY HERE IN MANILA. IT IS A SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR
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