‘This Week’ Transcript 9-17-17: British Prime Minister Theresa May, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster and Rep. Adam Schiff

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 AND WILL BE UPDATED.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos starts right now.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST (voice-over): President Trump reaches out…

DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We’re trying to work things out together.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Dining and dealing with the Democrats.

TRUMP: I’m having dinner with Senator Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Enraging his base.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He’s going to get creamed on this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This will be an electoral nightmare for Republicans.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And putting top Republicans on defense.

REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: First off, there is no agreement. It was a discussion.

STEPHANOPOULOS: How long will this new approach last?

Do both sides have the will to make it work and get results?

Are we now seeing an independent President Trump?

That debate on our Roundtable.

And my exclusive interview with British Prime Minister Theresa May, only hours after that blast on London’s subway.

Can May’s hold on power end America’s special relationship, survive Brexit and President Trump?

(on camera): You say that President Trump has affection for England. It doesn’t appear that the British people have much affection for him.

(voice-over): Plus, North Korea fires yet another missile…

TRUMP: Our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Has this brinksmanship put us on the brink of war?

That question and more for national security adviser, H.R. McMaster.

We’ll break down the politics, smoke out the spin, the facts that matter this week.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: From ABC News, it’s THIS WEEK.

Here now, chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning.

As we come on the air this week, there is breaking news on that terror attack in London, a subway explosion that left 30 injured.

There was a second arrest overnight, a 21-year-old man in London. That comes on top of a teenager also in custody. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Britain now on its highest state of alert, braced for more. The mayor of London warning the public to remain vigilant.

The attack hit at the height of rush hour Friday morning, just after I landed in London for my I view with Prime Minister Theresa May.

We reported the breaking news on “GMA,” speaking with two eyewitnesses who described the panic on the subway as a fireball burst…

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