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Sources: Donald Trump Frustrating His Own Staffers; Trump Not Endorsing Top Republicans; Manafort Blames Reports Of Turmoil On Clinton; Inside Rio's Dangerous Neighborhoods; Security Concerns Ahead Of Olympics; Three Hundred Escape After Emirates Plane Catches Fire; U.S. Police Officer Charged With Aiding ISIS; Terror In Europe Prompts London To Ramp Up Security; Polls Close In Municipal South African Election; Trump Holds Florida Town Hall Amid Chaos; Controversy Of $400M Payment From U.S. To Iran; Republican Rift Deepens Over Trump's Campaign; Facebook Takes Shot At Snapchat With IG Stories. Aired 3-4p ET
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HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: -- for re-election. Also among the top stories we're following, the Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de
Janeiro. It made its way to Rio by boat and it's now making its way round the host city ahead of Friday's opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.
Meanwhile, 17 Russian rowers have lost an appeal against their Olympic bans. They will not be participating. Others are still waiting to hear.
A firefighter died while trying to put out flames of a plane that crashed after landing at Dubai's airport. But in a miraculous escape all 300
people who were on board made to it safety. Emirates the airline says 13 people suffered some minor injuries, but everyone is safe and accounted
Polls have now closed in South Africa after an election seen as a difficult test for the president there, Jacob Zuma and his ruling party is facing its
biggest challenge in years. And these are regional elections so more than 61,000 candidates are competing for some local seats.
David McKenzie is live in Johannesburg for us. Talk to us a little bit about whether or not the results could spell trouble for Jacob Zuma.
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Hala, that's what everyone is looking to see and, you know, municipal elections here in South
Africa wouldn't necessarily generate a lot of excitement here in the past, but it's different this time because throughout the country in these
nationwide elections people are going to cast their ballots.
And there is at least according to the polls a very real chance that the ANC could lose power in some key cities like Johannesburg where I am, Port
Elizabeth, and if it does so it will be a severe rebuke of the liberation party and of the President Jacob Zuma, who has struggled through a series
of corruption scandals.
We were out on the street talking to voters throughout the day and got the sense it was really a battle between legacy and change. Take a listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MCKENZIE: You are wearing a Nelson Mandela t-shirt. So why did you vote today?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mandela fought for this country. We must push for the country.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's most important is life, basics. If you come up with something which can help me then I'll vote for you because what I
need, I need some services from you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because we need change that's why.
MCKENZIE: What change do you need?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Any political party that will bring change then we can vote for it.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MCKENZIE: As opposition parties particularly the official opposition the democratic alliance, Hala, has been really pushing into those zones, those
urban centers that used to be locked up by the ANC and try to pull away their voters, but history is a powerful thing in this country and many
people can't bring themselves to turn their back on the ANC, on Nelson Mandela's party -- Hala.
GORANI: Right, but what if there is a significant -- there is significant political damage done to the ANC. What are the implications for South
MCKENZIE: Well, the implications would be huge because it would be a sea change in the way that the politics is run and operated here. But also
mean if the opposition can win, even one of those centers I mentioned or do very well it will be seen that they are a viable party for broader South
Africa not just focusing on one racial group as they did in the past.
So, a lot is at stake for the opposition and for Jacob Zuma, who has, you know, as I said, been accused of using private money for his public money
for his private home, facing corruption charges.
He's a liability many people say for the ANC, but they have stood by him and should they lose any key centers, perhaps Jacob Zuma is the one who
will take the fall in the medium term -- Hala.
GORANI: OK. David McKenzie in Johannesburg. We'll get back to you once results are out. Thanks.
With reports of chaos brewing inside his campaign, Donald Trump is holding a town hall this hour in Daytona Beach, Florida. Live pictures coming to
us from there. The podium so far is showing no signs of Donald Trump on it.
When it does we'll monitor what he tells his supporters and we'll see whether or not he decides to get back on message or whether he decides to
address some controversies.
The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is stomping in the western state of Colorado. She's touring a small factory that hires refugees to make
custom ties and scarves. These are live images coming to us from Denver, Colorado.
With the Democrats and Republicans dominating the race for the White House, it can be easy to miss the third-party in this contest. The most recent
CNN/ORC poll shows the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, coming in a distant third behind Clinton and Trump.
[15:35:07]But look at the number. The candidate will get the chance to tell American voters about himself during CNN's Libertarian Town Hall
tonight. He'll appear with his running mate, William Weld.
And at 9 percent, I mean, this is a big chunk of the electorate that both candidates would definitely want to be able to attract, both Hillary
Clinton and Donald Trump.
CNN political analyst, Josh Rogin joins me now from Washington with more. Josh, we're waiting for Donald Trump to take to the stage in Daytona Beach.
And every day we wait to hear what he has to say about some of the controversies and we're hearing as well that there are reports of
frustration within his own campaign. Are we expecting him to address this today in Florida?
JOSH ROGIN, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: If history is any indication, Donald Trump will address his ongoing feud with top Republican leaders, and as he
did yesterday and the day before and his mantra has been to double down on his reluctance to endorse top Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan and
Senator John McCain re-election bid and to sort of, you know, push back on this entire idea that he should show unity with the Republican
At the same time, and I can confirm this from my own reporting, there is increasing unhappiness and dissatisfaction inside the Trump campaign
itself. Staffers don't feel well treated. They feel their messages and advice is not being heeded by Donald Trump.
There's a meeting planned some call it an intervention, some just call it a regular meeting to try to convince Donald Trump to stop his attacks on the
Khan family and stop leaning into the fights that have been proving to hurt his poll numbers. He's facing both an external crisis and an internal
cries on the exact same day.
GORANI: Now what impact would bigger name Republicans disavowing Donald Trump have on his campaign? Will it hurt him? Because it is core
supporters that don't care really. I mean, in fact, they like Donald Trump because he does not personify the establishment. But probably speaking how
much could it hurt him, if at all?
ROGIN: Sure. I mean, we should first say that most of their calculations surround their own political prospects, all of these Republicans especially
ones who are up this cycle are facing with this sort of existential problem, right?
Do they support Donald Trump and if he takes them down with him or distance themselves now and hope that their Trump supporters in their own districts
don't punish them for it.
For the Trump campaign it's about money, support in the districts. Donald Trump believes he can just sort of go with what he knows, which is national
TV coverage tweeting a lot and making and having huge rallies.
That's worked for him so far. As rank-and-file Republicans and Republican leadership continue to distance themselves it hurts his chances to build a
real political organization with the RNC and with all of the local, you know, Republican operatives who support all these other candidates. If
they jump ship --
GORANI: Yes. But also I was going to say he can't win with just his primary voters. He needs to attract people -- right. So at one point he
needs to pivot, right, otherwise, he's going to lose.
ROGIN: Right. Well, he got 13 million votes. He needs about 60 million at least to win the election. The question is when he splits with all of
the Republicans, will the Republican voters go with the Republicans or go with him. Nobody knows the answer.
His bet is that the silent majority will take his side against his own party. That's a really risky thing to do and he just had this whole
convention where he projected this idea of unity and only a week later it's clear that's collapsed.
It hurts his messaging, hurts his brand. What voters will do in Republican circles much less independent circles remain to be seen.
GORANI: What about Hillary Clinton in all of this?
ROGIN: All she has to do is --
GORANI: What's the reaction from her campaign?
ROGIN: I mean, I think she's doing the smart thing which is to stay out of it and let Republicans attack themselves. There's nothing that she can say
that would help. Every day that the Republicans are fighting each other, it's another day they are not focused on her.
In fact, all Trump's aides are telling him to focus on Hillary. She's unpopular. That's how you win this election. He can't bring himself to do
it. He doesn't that have discipline.
He doesn't have the self-awareness to realize what's in his own political interest. If I were Hillary Clinton, I would just let them fight each
other and that seems to be what she's doing.
GORANI: Right. She's in Denver right now making a campaign appearance. Thanks very much, Josh Rogin. We're waiting for Donald Trump to appear in
Daytona Beach. That is one of his top campaign staffers there addressing supporters, which tells me that he is probably not too far away. We'll see
if he focuses on attacking Hillary Clinton or if he talks about other things.
[15:40:03]Now this was a big news story around the world today and especially in the United States it was very much discussed the fact that
the White House has confirmed that it put $400 million in cash on a plane and sent it to Iran secretly.
The controversy is that it did it on the same day that Tehran released four American prisoners and put the nuclear deal in place. So some are
suspicious, even calling the $400 million a ransom in exchange for the prisoners.
The U.S. government, though, is insisting it was just the first step in resolving a long standing dispute between the two on this particular sum of
MARK TONER, U.S. DEPUTY STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: First of all, there was no ransom. It was a settlement for an outstanding claim in the Hague
Tribunal that had been established let's be clear in 1981 to resolve any outstanding claims between the U.S. and Iran, and was simply not linked in
any way, shape or form to the release of those detained Americans.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: So why was not Congress informed of the specifics of the arrangement?
TONER: Well, again, I would take objection to that. Even publicly the president and Secretary of State Kerry were out within hours of when this
arrangement was made the settlement concluded talking about it publicly. Certainly rather Congress was informed on the details prior to the
BLITZER: Because a lot of members of Congress say they repeatedly asked including chairman of the relevant committees asked for these specifics.
They weren't informed. We weren't informed that $400 million in foreign currency and euro, Swiss Francs were being flown to Tehran, delivered in a
private unmarked plane exactly the same time these American hostages were released. You're saying that was totally coincidental?
TONER: Well, look, a couple of points there to make. One is, I really I can't speak to the mechanics of how the settlement was made. Except I
would only underscore to your viewers and to the American people that it's important to acknowledge the reality of Iran's financial connections to the
global financial network or financial system rather at the time this settlement was made.
And it was not an easy thing to do to make the settlement. There's not -- there was disconnected if you will and remained somewhat disconnected from
the global financial network.
GORANI: Mark Toner there answering Wolf Blitzer's questions. Mark Toner is a spokesperson at the State Department.
This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Still ahead, much more on those controversies rocking Donald Trump's presidential campaign. We'll get perspective from a
long time expert in U.S. politics and a presidential historian. We'll be right back.
GORANI: Let's return to what's going on in the Republican Party and Donald Trump. The Republican Party chairman himself is reportedly furious. A
source close to Reince Priebus tells CNN he's incredibly upset that Trump is refusing to endorse Paul Ryan, the House speaker, the highest elected
Republican official in the country.
After all he was at the convention in Cleveland. He expressed support for Donald Trump. Some Republicans are also upset by Trump's feud with parents
of a Muslim-American Army captain, who was killed in action in Iraq.
A Republican source tells CNN there are no active preparations under way within the party to find a replacement for Trump if he were to exit the
race, but different scenarios are being considered even for a campaign full of unexpected twists and turns.
The past few days have been remarkable as the internal rift within the party enters unchartered territory. Let's get some perspective now. Larry
Sabato is the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
Thank you very much, Mr. Sabato, for being with us. First of all, put this in context. Does it ever happen in U.S. political history that a
presidential nominee refuses to endorse top candidates running for re- election?
LARRY SABATO, DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CENTER FOR POLITICS: Never. No. I followed campaigns personally since the '60s and this is by far the
most bizarre campaign ever that is Donald Trump's campaign in more ways than one.
You've just mentioned an example. The nominee of the party normally endorses almost all or all of the candidates of his or her party running
for office. So this is one difference and there are many, many others.
GORANI: But Mike Pence, his VP nominee broke with Donald Trump, which I'm sure you're going to tell me is unprecedented and endorsed Paul Ryan. So
what is going on there?
SABATO: Well, Mike Pence is more of a mainstream conservative Republican and I'm sure that privately he's appalled because he's on the ticket. He
took the position because it benefits him for the future, but he understands that this is putting him in a terrible position as well.
GORANI: Do you think that -- do you think when he signed up for this, when he accepted the nomination that perhaps he didn't anticipate that the
campaign would go in this direction because we're hearing these reports of frustration within the campaign among staffers.
SABATO: Oh, he should have known. If he didn't know then he had been avoiding following the campaign because Donald Trump has done bizarre
things like this for months and months. For example, yesterday Donald Trump generated more controversies in a single 24-hour period than any
candidate in my memory, including the controversial candidates like Barry Goldwater in 1964 for the Republicans.
GORANI: But, Larry, I got to ask. In the end Donald Trump has a lot of supporters. He got a record number of votes in the primary process. He
support by a lot of Republican voters who think that he's going to being a great for America, he's going to negotiate great trade deals and put
America back where it was in terms of how much respect it would get from its international partners.
So in the end, the Republican establishment is the one that didn't succeed in getting one of its own nominated in this presidential race. It only has
itself to blame, right?
SABATO: Well, yes. In the sense that they divided among 16 other candidates. Donald Trump received 14 million votes, about 40 percent of
the Republican total. In November approximately 135 million Americans will vote. That's a heck of a lot more than 14 million.
GORANI: OK, so quick last question then with what's going on now if indeed bigger name Republicans disavow Donald Trump, I mean, will Donald Trump be
able to get the number of votes he actually needs to win a general election?
SABATO: I think it's very difficult. I think he's making the path even more difficult for himself than it was already, always been an uphill climb
and now it may be Mt. Everest.
GORANI: All right. We'll see. I know nobody predicted he would be the nominee. So could the predictions be wrong again. That's a fair question.
SABATO: Maybe. A nomination is a lot easier to get than a general election win because of the number of voters participating.
GORANI: All right. Larry Sabato, thanks very much from the University of Virginia. Another big Trump supporter there at the podium and we will take
you live to Daytona Beach once Donald Trump makes an appearance. I don't even know if it will be this hour. We'll see. We'll get to that when it
happens. A quick break on CNN. We'll be right back.
GORANI: Well, it's one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year. Last month, Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary by turning Rome's Trevi
Fountain into a cat walk. CNN Style walked the runway with the sister of a runway superstar. CNN (inaudible) were there before anyone else. Here's
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When I was younger and in my sister Kate's closet. I walked in. She said take anything you want. We're having a fashion show.
I've been living for three years now. It's an incredible industry. You get opportunities to go to different places and meet so many different
people. I feel I'm so lucky to have this job.
Tonight is the Fendi show. I've been invited as a guest. This is my first. It will be spectacular. Incredible opportunity to go the Trevi
Fountain before anyone else was there. There's no noise or people or photos or anything.
You just stand there and take it all in. You can feel the history when you're there. I just wanted to look at every detail and I wanted to see
all of it. I'm so happy to attend the show tonight.
Being a guest is just as good as being in the fashion show. It's better because you can take it all in. Everyone is after the same thing, watching
the same thing and taking in the same thing. It's an incredible moment when everybody is so passionate about something.
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GORANI: Now Facebook is taking another shot at rival Snapchat with a new feature called Instagram Stories.
GORANI: It's all about attracting younger users and allows them to weave together photos and videos to share with friends. The resulting creations
are only available for one day before they disappear. The new feature is basically a clone of something called Snapchat Stories. So how is it going
to work with users?
CNN Money tech correspondent, Samuel Burke is here in London. We like to talk about Instagram, Snapchat, and all that because these platforms are
used by young people. They are worth billions ever dollars.
SAMUEL BURKE, CNN MONEY, TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT: Billions.
GORANI: What is Instagram trying to do here?
BURKE: They are trying to copy Snapchat and just make something that ephemeral. A lot of people laughed off teenagers when they started using
apps like Snapchat because they said nothing disappears for real.
In fact teenagers were really smart. They were realizing if they are sending inappropriate pictures to each other which they do, also some
adults, they knew they wanted to try to have them be ephemeral.
[15:55:04]GORANI: OK, now the question is when you copy -- that's what you're doing you're copying. Why would you become a better proposition in
that in terms of that type of activity than Snapchat that's already the leader in that department?
BURKE: There's absolutely no evidence that this will be a success. In fact there's all of the evidence there to say it won't be. Let me put up a
timeline for to you show you just how many times Facebook has tried to copy Snapchat and their attempt to do it has disappeared.
In 2012 -- exactly they had the app, Poke back in 2012. It disappeared. They offered $3 billion for Snapchat in 2013. That offer was rejected. In
2014, they offered the Slingshot app, just like this. It disappeared.
Now in 2016 Instagram Story. So everything here says they have this huge amount of envy, but they just have not been able to make it work.
GORANI: But what is it about -- I mean, I guess my question is why do they have it? They have the biggest user number of users around the world
Facebook by far. Instagram is owned by Facebook. So why, what are they trying to achieve here?
BURKE: Any time somebody gets close to Facebook they start to get nervous. That's why they purchased Whatsapp because they had millions of users so
they purchased it for over $20 billion. Look at the social media stat.
As you mentioned Facebook on top, 1.71 billion users, Instagram 500 million, Twitter 313, they don't see it a threat. Snapchat 200 million.
So if you build a castle and all of a sudden you see somebody getting close to the moat the water could fall over then all of a sudden you start to
either try and buy them or attempt to copy them.
GORANI: I don't have a Snapchat account.
BURKE: That is not true.
GORANI: That is true.
BURKE: You've said this show before that you use Snapchat with your niece.
GORANI: She once sent me. It wasn't my account. I can't handle it. I have Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. I can't handle one more.
BURKE: So you have no opinion as to whether Instagram will succeed.
GORANI: I'll give it a shot. I want Instagram. We'll see. Thanks very much, Samuel Burke. This has been THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Thanks for
watching. "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" is next.
HALA GORANI, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. I'm Hala Gorani. We're coming to you live from CNN London. Thanks for being with us. This
is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.
Donald Trump's campaign is doing everything it can to put a positive face on days of controversy saying the presidential candidate is "in control,"
quote/unquote, and moving forward. But behind-the-scenes things appear to be in total disarray.
Trump has the chance to reset the conversation when he speaks at a rally in Florida any time now. These are live images coming to us from Daytona
Beach. Many will be watching to see if he can turn the corner or will throw more fuel on the flames.
CNN has learned that Trump's own staffers are getting fed up and frustrated as are some Republicans. As Manu Raju reports Trump is deepening the rift
in his party by refusing to endorse key leaders fighting for reelection.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't regret anything. I said nice things about the son.
MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER (voice-over): Republican leaders and Donald Trump's own campaign staff frustrated with their candidate.
Sources tell CNN even Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is upset with Trump. The tipping point, Trump openly challenging the parents of
slain Muslim soldier, Captain Humayan Khan.
KHAZR KHAN, FATHER OF FALLEN U.S. SOLDIER: This person is not fit for the office he's seeking.
RAJU: Trump refusing to drop his fight with the gold star family despite the urging of senior staff and failing to stay on message and attacking
TRUMP: I was hit very hard from the stage and it's one of those things. No, I don't regret anything.
RAJU: This as Trump refuses to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan in his Republican primary telling "The Washington Post," I'm just not quite there
yet. I'm not quite there yet. Trump thumbing his nose at Ryan's delayed decision to endorse him back in May.
PAUL RYAN, U.S. HOUSE SPEAKER: I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now.
RAJU: Trump also declining to back former GOP nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, who is in a tough re-election battle. "I've always felt he
should have done a much better job for the vets."
Trump's tension with McCain has been brewing ever since Trump criticized the war hero for being captured in Vietnam. McCain told me back in May he
wants Trump to apologize to POWs.
JOHN MCCAIN, U.S. SENATE REPUBLICAN: When he says I don't like people who were captured then there's a body of American heroes that I would like to
see him retract that statement.
RAJU: The avalanche of Trump's controversial statements prompting several prominent Republicans to break from their party and back Hillary Clinton.
President Obama using the weight of the office to slam Trump at a news conference with a foreign leader at the White House.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Our Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.
RAJU: And blasting Republicans for standing by their nominee.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?
This isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily and weekly where they are distancing themselves from statements he's making.
RAJU: Trump firing back.
TRUMP: He's a terrible president. He'll probably go down as the worst president in the history of our country. He's been a total disaster.
GORANI: There you have it. Manu Raju with that report. You would never know there was any discord by reading Donald Trump's Twitter page. Look
what he treated this morning. "There's great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before." Trump's campaign manager is denying any
turmoil. He is blaming reports to the contrary on Hillary Clinton.
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PAUL MANAFORT, DONALD TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER: This is another Clinton that was put out there and media is picking up on.
[15:05:05]In the last week, we announced our 50 state chairman in the states. We've announced a record amount of money we raised in July.
Mr. Trump has appeared this week in front of crowds that are overflowing on to the streets. The campaign is in very good shape. We are organized.
We're moving forward. The Clinton machine may not like it, but we're prepared for the fight.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
GORANI: That was Paul Manafort, the campaign manager for Donald Trump. Once again, the public and private versions of events do not match. A
Republican source tells CNN that Manafort is so frustrated with Trump that he feels like, quote, "He's wasting his time."
We are joined now by CNN senior political correspondent, Chris Moody, and CNN political commentator, Doug Heye, who is also a Republican strategist
and former communications director for the Republican National Committee.
Thanks to both of you. Doug, I want to ask you first, now the vice presidential pick for Donald Trump, Mike Pence, endorsed Paul Ryan. He is
breaking with his own party's nominee, and the man that he shares the ticket with. What is going on here?
DOUG HEYE, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: I think one, it's Mike Pence knows Paul Ryan very well, has worked with him for years and he didn't just endorse
him but enthusiastically endorsed him because he knows Paul Ryan.
Two, I think Mike Pence wants to have a political future. The way Donald Trump has gone through his campaign thus far with the daily insult, the
things you've played in the past few minutes that have caused a lot of problems for a lot of Republicans, who are leaving the party, supporting
Hillary Clinton and what have you.
Mike Pence knows if his whole role is to clean up Trump's mess and to back up Paul Ryan when he needs to that's the only way he can move forward with
any dignity after November.
GORANI: Now as we were reporting there, Donald Trump, Doug, refused to endorse Paul Ryan but also John McCain in his re-election bid in his home
state of Arizona. At what point does the party establishment, do big name Republicans say, look, I have to reconsider my endorsement here of Donald
Trump. Will it happen?
HEYE: I think the short answer is I don't know. People who are running for re-election have their own campaigns to worry about. I can tell you I
talked to a Senate campaign today that said they are not doing a lot of media these days when they need to do media because every question they get
is about Donald Trump. They are stepping back a little bit.
I know you're seeing and hearing that from a lot of campaigns, House and Senate campaigns throughout the country. They want to talk about jobs,
growing the economy, how to fight ISIS instead they are talking about Donald Trump every day. Why so many are leaving that conversation.
GORANI: I guess that's understandable. Chris Moody, any reaction from the Paul Ryan or John McCain camps today to this refusal from Donald Trump to
CHRIS MOODY, CNN POLITICS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT: The only reaction we've really seen is that they are not going to get into a tit for tat back and
forth between Ryan and the Trump campaign. I think Donald Trump is waiting for this moment for quite a while and I point particularly to the exact
language that he used saying I'm just not there yet.
I'm sure he got wonderful satisfaction saying that. However, the Republicans including Paul Ryan and his friend from Wisconsin, the chairman
of the RNC, Reince Preibus, appeared quite shocked to hear this, especially all of the investment that Reince Preibus put into Donald Trump's campaign
despite taking an avalanche of criticism and now it has to feel that Trump stabbed him in the back here.
I think to Doug's point, it was a really good point about the down ballot races, these members of the House and Senate who are fearing for their
political lives here and even you have Republicans who I spoke to at the Republican National Convention a couple of weeks ago who said they are
reluctant about supporting Trump.
But if they see the Republican president losing in a landslide, they will see the House and Senate possibly going with it. There's really a lot of
anxiety happening party wide right now.
GORANI: Let's talk about the campaign. Chris, I want to ask you because of course publicly Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, both
denying that there's anything wrong. Trump even saying there's never been more unity in the campaign, but our reporting and sources are telling CNN
something very different.
MOODY: You're right. Manafort blamed the Clinton campaign, but I can assure you without revealing our sources that the source of this is not
coming from the Clinton campaign it's coming from inside Donald Trump's universe.
Doug knows how this works all the time. People in the campaign will tell you how it is. There are people to clean it up in public and say, oh,
there's nothing wrong, it's a Baghdad bomb moment for these campaigns when they are in turmoil.
Cleary, there is frustration with how Trump is handling himself and handling his campaign and why wouldn't there be? He's had opportunities to
go after the Democratic candidate and meanwhile he's attacking gold star families who've lost their children in American wars, you know, and a
number of other things.
[15:10:05]He even said he'll start PACs to fight against fellow Republicans in the future and this is just a regular occurrence. They want him to get
on track on messaging. Over and over he can reset, he can reset. He's proving he won't do that. He hasn't done it now. I can't see him doing it
at any point over the next several months before the election.
GORANI: Doug, as you watch your party now, is it fair to say it's unraveling here. You have a man who is going off message, Donald Trump
every single day sometimes several times a day, big GOP names having every day to issue statements, distance themselves from some of these statements.
What is the future here for the GOP? It's almost stuck, right, because either they endorse Trump, and then, you know, they might end up with
someone who they don't support and going off message or they don't in which case it is even more chaos?
HEYE: Yes. I think there are no good scenarios for Republicans right now. Donald Trump most people expect will most likely lose. If that happens
Republicans still have very big problems that they haven't addressed through the Trump candidacy and they need to address after them.
How do we appeal to minorities, which is a big problem with Trump right now? How do we tell voters who are part of suburban voters looking to, do
I vote Republican or Democrat? How do we appeal them?
How do we fix the fissures that we've had that have been existing before Donald Trump? Donald Trump is a new phenomenon but Republicans had
systemic challenges that they refused to face. We need to start facing them now and certainly after November as well.
GORANI: All right, Doug Heye, the former RNC communications director, and our own Chris Moody, thanks to both of you for joining us with analysis
there and coverage of our top story.
By the way, what you're seeing there are live images coming to us from Daytona Beach, Florida where we are expecting Donald Trump to make an
appearance any minute now.
Will he come back to the central message? Will he attack Hillary Clinton? Will he go after the Khan? Will he mention reports there that there is
turmoil within his campaign? What will he say? It's always anybody's guess and we'll bring that to you live.
Now to Rio, let the games begin, two days ahead of the opening ceremony, the first games of the Rio Olympics have taken place in the women's
football competition. Meanwhile, images of the torch arriving in the host city came in by boat and snaking its way around Rio de Janeiro ahead of
Now Russia's full participation still shrouded in doubt believe it or not a couple of days away. We learned in the last few hours that 17 Russian
rowers will definitely miss the games after their appeals were turned down.
Amid all the ceremony, a multitude of issues that has led to a rather chaotic build up to the games, among those the issues of crime and
security. We were reporting to you thousands of extra police and security have been deployed, but there's some places that even police don't dare to
go without expecting a gunfight.
Nick Paton Walsh reports from one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Drive just past one Olympic venue and there sprawling in the dusk is the
Rio, that Brazil doesn't want you to see. You are heading with us into a place where police cannot go unless they want a gun battle.
A surreal other world where those with guns set the rules. They agreed to talk if we didn't identify them. This is a place where they deal and he
passes for a veteran here. I didn't think I would last until 20 because of our lifestyle. Now I'm 38. If God allows one day I'll be 60. It's my
dream to leave to lead a quieter life.
We drive through off camera a crazed detached world of parties, open dealing, teenagers in a world without rules or a future. The rest of Rio
speeds past this spot. Taking nobody away with it.
This is where the deals are done. Will the Olympics boost business? Sell, always sell he says. Sell more. That's the point. The quality is good.
(on camera): This is where their world meets the rest of Brazil. A country sometimes great riches and opportunity that many people here will
(voice-over): Pick your own sample. All cut from pure in a nearby laboratory. The local drug lord tells us he dreams of leaving to study
business, but this is the business here.
Travell (ph) has 11 children by six different women. All we want to do is sell a little drug to look after our kids. We don't shove guns in their
faces and say buy. We just have it available.
[15:15:07](on camera): What do you say to people coming here for the Olympic games?
(voice-over): Enjoy Rio but with your eyes open. Brazil is not prepared. Few from here will be watching or there. It will be businessmen,
politicians, me I like to be there, but I can't.
The worst thing is that I can't leave. It's what I want, to leave here. I feel like a prisoner. Walls that keep the grandeur and billions of the
games out of reach.
GORANI: Let's go live to Rio. Nick Paton Walsh joins me now. How much of a concern is it just for ordinary spectators and visitors to the games in
Brazil that there are not enough security forces to -- I mean, we're not talking about potential of terrorist attacks but just petty crime in the
WALSH: Well, these sort of confrontations here is a regular part of Rio society and life here. Yes, petty crimes spills into tourist hot spots
like this, which I have to say are experiencing unprecedented security and police presence right now.
It's not going to stop the occasional (inaudible). We're hearing athletes arriving slowly across this vast city, but pockets of violence you're
seeing aren't really affecting daily life for those visitors.
The key question is how they highlight the enormous disparity between the rich and poor, those who have not seen the benefits of billions poured in
to make the games a shining success that Brazil hopes to be because they live in these detached communities.
What was so staggering was how young everybody was. Many men carrying guns that were older than them and dealing drugs from huge tables, from large
plastic bags, a totally separate society. The police intervene when they need to in a very violent way often. These people feel detached.
They live one their own rules to some degree. It was bizarre to observe open drug use, an street party to some degree. A chilling moment to see
such a detached world from the golden beaches behind me her -- Hala.
GORANI: What about these Russian athletes. We're learning that 17 rowers won't be able to compete. But we're awfully close to the beginning of the
games and many other Russian athletes who still don't know whether or not they will be allowed to compete. When will they learn their fate?
WALSH: Well, technically, while this process is cast, the arbitration place where you can go to in order to get your rejection potentially by
your own international federation appealed, all of these processes don't get the final rubber stamp of approval for athletes to compete in games,
Russian athletes until the IOC three-person committee provides their rubber stamp of approval.
Now we're expecting a statement to that at some point in the hours ahead. It has to happen before the opening ceremony begins on Friday, but Hala, it
is a quite staggering blast minute situation here.
You know, the IOC have asked each individual sports federation to rule on the eligibility of Russian athletes. That's a slow process. But as you
just said, 17 rowers considered ineligible today.
One Russian sailor was told he could compete, but even still there's yet one more final process. The absolute rubber stamp of how many Russians can
compete in the games, we haven't heard yet. It could be hours away.
It has to come before the games begin. It's startling, frankly to see how this process is playing out minute by minute right down before the very
beginning of the games -- Hala.
GORANI: All right. Nick Paton Walsh in Rio, thanks very much.
A reminder, Donald Trump is holding a rally at this hour in Daytona Beach, Florida. He should take to the podium any moment. We'll bring his
comments when they happen, especially regarding his refusal to endorse these top two Republicans Paul Ryan and John McCain.
Also coming up ahead an incredible escape for many turned deadly for one. Just why did this plane in Dubai become a fireball today? The details
GORANI: A plane burst into flames just moments after landing at Dubai's airport earlier. An absolute inferno, choking black smoke. Hard to
imagine. Believe it or not everyone aboard this plane got out alive. Sadly, though, a firefighter died while helping put out the flames. Isa
Soares has more.
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ISA SOARES, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A terrifying moment for passengers flying from South India when their plane a Boeing 777-300
crashed up landing at Dubai's International Airport. Dramatic images show the Emirates plane catching fire.
An explosion then ensues and thick smoke billows from the aircraft. The plane is then seen crumpled on its belly. On board 282 passengers and 18
crew. Amazingly all are safe and accounted for.
The majority of the passengers are from India. Many others also from the U.K. Now the cause of the accident still not known but theories abound.
CNN aviation expert believes the incident may have happened after landing or the landing gear didn't work. These are all theories being investigated
by Emirates. Isa Soares, CNN.
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GORANI: From the Middle East to Europe, now ISIS's allure may be spreading toward America for the first time in this particular type of scenario. A
U.S. policeman has been arrested and charged with aiding the terrorist group.
His name is Nicholas Young. He works with Washington's Metro System. There is no evidence to suggest, though, that there was ever any threat to
the metro system, though.
Let's flash to Washington to get more details from CNN's Evan Perez. Evan, what more can you tell us about this suspect?
EVAN PEREZ, CNN JUSTICE REPORTER: Well, Hala, the most remarkable thing about this investigation is that it lasted six years, according to the
prosecutors who now filed their documents in court. He appeared in court just a short while ago in Alexandria.
He didn't say much other than saying he needed the court to appoint him an attorney. An investigation has been going on for six years since 2010.
He's been a police officer with the Washington Metro Transit Police Department since 2003.
Now over the years there the FBI found a number of associations that are quite worrisome. For instance, he was an associate of Zachary Chesser
(ph), who is serving time in prison for his association with Shabaab (ph) for providing support to the group, Shabaab in Somalia.
And he also made some threats against the creators of the TV show "South Park." Another man by the name of Amin Al Kalifee (ph), he met several
times, had lunch with him a number of times.
Now that guy is now in prison again for allegedly attempting to blow himself up in front of the U.S. capitol. Again that was part of an FBI
So over the number of years that the FBI has been looking that guy, they have been using undercover informants, undercover police officers and
trying to see if there's way to bring a case against him.
It wasn't until recently he sent $245 worth of gift cards to somebody he thought was working for ISIS overseas that the FBI finally believed that
they had enough evidence to arrest him and that's what happened early this morning police were at his home just outside of Washington.
They raided it and arrested him. He's now facing up 20 years in prison if he's convicted -- Hala.
GORANI: Evan Perez, thanks very much in Washington with the latest. But fear of terrorism may be spreading faster than terrorism itself. London is
about to look and feel very different with hundreds of new police officers carrying some powerful guns.
[15:25:07]It's not something we're used to seeing here in the U.K. and they will be hitting the streets. It is a big change for a city where most
officers pretty much ever carry batons. They usually don't even carry firearms. Nima Elbagir has more.
NIMA ELBAGIR, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The sight of armed officers on the streets of European capitals has unfortunately become sadly
all too familiar but not here in London until now.
SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON: We learned lessons from Europe from Nice from Paris from Munich, and we're to assure people are safe. We are trying to
speak to bad people recognize that our police service, security service, and all of us will do our best to keep us all safe.
ELBAGIR: This is what a critical response will look like. Counterterrorism officers on 24 hour call. This is all part of an
accelerated level of alert that we'll see an increase in the number of armed officers able and willing to deploy on the streets of the capital.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I will feel safer especially after what he went through in Paris. I think it's -- we need to be safer, to feel safer.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You have more policemen, more chance to be there at the right place at the right time. It doesn't make me feel particularly any
safer, but I guess it's probably necessary.
ELBAGIR: London's senior police officer, one of the top police officers in the country has said it's a matter of when not if an attack happens on the
streets of Britain's capital and this is what the new normal could look like. Nima Elbagir, CNN, London.
GORANI: This is THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. Coming up, Jacob Zuma face a tough test of his authority. South Africans are voting in an important election.
We'll go live to Johannesburg in a few moments.
And we're waiting to hear from Donald Trump as his campaign is mired in controversy with reports of some frustration within staffers. We've had
the military feuds, the statements from Donald Trump and his refusal to endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain. What will he say on that stage? We'll
bring that to you live when it happens.
GORANI: A look at our top stories, Donald Trump is expected to speak any minute now at a rally in Florida and many are watching to see if he'll get
back on his campaign message after days of controversy distracted from his presidential campaign.
Trump is facing criticism for feuding with a Muslim military family and refusing to back some big key Republicans in their battle for re-election.
Also among the top stories we're following the Olympic torch has arrived in Rio de Janeiro. It made its way to Rio by boat and is now making its way
around the host city ahead of Friday's opening ceremony at the Maracana --