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[06:00:23] CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: We are so grateful to have your company as always. I'm Christi Paul.



DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. I hold in the highest esteem Senator John McCain, and I fully support and endorse his re-election. I also fully support and endorse Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I may have short-circuited and for that, I will try to clarify.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Newly released dash and body camera video show the dramatic moments leading up to a deadly police shooting in Chicago. The officer who fired the fatal shot is wearing a body camera, but it was not recording. Investigators are trying to figure out why.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The excitement and the enthusiasm finally building around these Olympics.


PAUL: Well, again, we are so grateful to have your company. Thanks for being here.

BLACKWELL: Good to have you on NEW DAY. Starting with Donald Trump changing his tune. Now endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan and while he was at it, he endorsed, as you heard, Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte as well.

PAUL: This of course comes after a week of Trump going off message, so to speak, refusing to endorse Ryan or McCain, and attacking the family of U.S. soldier, Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq. Now it resulted in Trump's numbers dropping in several polls. In fact, here is CNN's Jason Carroll with details.

JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor and Christi, Donald Trump wrapping up his rally here in Green Bay, Wisconsin taking a major step in terms of the campaign moving forward. Look, it's very clear that this campaign needed a reboot, a reset after the disastrous week that it's had.

Many of us expected Donald Trump to come out and endorse Paul Ryan here in Green Bay, but he went a step further also endorsing Senator John McCain and Senator Kelly Ayotte.


TRUMP: In our shared mission, to make America great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan is a good man. He's a good man and he's a good and we may disagree on a couple of things, but mostly we agree, and we're going to get it done and we're going to do a lot of wonderful things. He's a good man.

And while I'm at it, I hold in the highest esteem Senator John McCain. For his service to our country, in uniform and in public office and I fully support and endorse his re-election.

I also fully support and endorse Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. A state I truly love, primarily because that was my first victory, but I love New Hampshire. I love New Hampshire it's one of the most beautiful places. She's a rising star and will continue to represent the great people of New Hampshire so very well for a long, long time.


CARROLL: Donald Trump quoting Ronald Reagan in Green Bay, Wisconsin saying there needs to be a big tent. The Republican Party needs to be unified. The question is going forward after all of the campaign's missteps, after all of the candidate's missteps, will this be enough to turn the page -- Victor, Christi.

BLACKWELL: All right, Jason, thank you so much.

Let's bring in Scottie Nell Hughes, CNN political commentator, political editor, and Donald Trump supporter, and also A. Scott Bolden, a former chairman of the Washington, D.C. Democratic Party and political editor of I want to make sure we get that in.

Let me start with you, Scottie, is this enough -- good morning to both of you. Is this enough, Scottie, to turn away from that really bad week that Donald Trump had?

[06:05:01]SCOTTIE NELL HUGHES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, are you breaking out your chocolate and marshmallows and making your S'mores yet, because I have to tell you last stage, it seems like there was a great kumbaya fest going on in Wisconsin.

And I think this is something to turn the page. Now how many times have said this is Donald Trump turning the page. I mean, I think I can count them on both hands. You kind of have to wonder.

The truth is, when you look at it, this was done not just because of Paul Ryan, it's because of Senator McCain, Senator Ayotte. It's about party unity right now. I think Mr. Trump and the campaign realized they're not going to be successful going after this major Clinton machine unless we have everybody on board.

BLACKWELL: Yes, you can count on both hands and still have a few toes and ask is this Donald Trump turning the page. Let me turn to you, Scott, as Scottie said there, this is unity and immediately after that statement, he turned towards attacking Hillary Clinton. He had some strong fundraising numbers for the month of July, is this a Donald Trump who can pull out a win that should concern many Democrats?

A.SCOTT BOLDEN, FORMER CHAIRMAN WASHINGTON, D.C. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: Well, I think if I were the Republicans, I'd be more concerned about that. Listen, I agree with Scottie that they needed this, but it's forced unity. None of the Wisconsin political Republican leadership were present.

It was interesting that Donald Trump was reading from a script it seemed about endorsing these individuals. Seventy two hours ago, he was attacking McCain and attacking Paul Ryan and not endorsing him.

It reminded me of 5 year olds in the sand box fighting and their parents force them together and say is I'm sorry and go play nicely. The real deal here is politically, can these endorsements unify the Republican Party, put money and resources on the ground in these purple states, as well as red states.

Because the polling shows that she's pulling not only ahead but pulling away. And that's a real problem for the Republican Party.

BLACKWELL: We should say that scripted reluctant endorsement is nothing new or unique to the Republican Party. We saw that in the convention for the Democrats and we saw that in the convention for the Republicans. You may have another horse in the race, but in the end, you have to get behind the person who is winning. We see that on both sides, don't we?

BOLDEN: Yes, but the difference is -- maybe, but the difference here is that Donald Trump's personal attacks at the core of these individuals, not necessarily with Paul Ryan, because they played tit for tat.

But McCain and calling him not a war hero and saying he hadn't done enough for the veterans. That tears at the core of McCain and who he is and who he is for this country and Republicans, and quite frankly, all of the voters.

And so 72 hours later you say that he's good man and you endorsed him. It's not fair. This isn't a staged event and then say, hmm, OK we got some unity here, but how will it be implemented. How does it play out?

It is enough because he's behind by about 10 or 15 points in several polls. Is it enough to put troops on the ground, if you will, money and organization and re-compete? And that's an open question and if Donald Trump stays on message, which is another open question, that's going to define whether he can move out or not.

BLACKWELL: All right, we'll talk about those polls in a moment when we turn to the Democrats. But Scottie, let me come to you with the former CIA Director Mike Morrell endorsing Hillary Clinton in an op-ed on Friday for two reasons primarily.

He says, "The first, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander-in-chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president keeping our nation safe.

Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, he may well pose a threat to our national security." In the midst of our concerns over Clinton's e-mail usage and we'll get to that again, another leader in the intelligence community is coming up behind Hillary Clinton. What's your response?

HUGHES: Well, Morrell is about unbiased as Loretta Lynch would be. Let's remember, this is a gentleman that the second he stepped down from the CIA he was immediately put on one of Obama's international task force and he got caught up in the Benghazi scandal.

And everything that went along and had to testify in front of the committee, had to be a part of that. He's also one of those that actually took in defense of Barack Obama saying that they did not go after ISIS because they did not want to hurt the environment.

So, this is somebody that's been a part of the administration. It's been a part of a lot of the spin that's come out of administration. So it's not like this is exactly an unbiased opinion that came out against Donald Trump.

This is someone that has always gone along to get along with the Obama administration and obviously now the Hillary Clinton camp.

BLACKWELL: This is a career intelligence professor who has worked under many Democratic presidents as Republican presidents. Do you discount this endorsement? I imagine, you don't, Scott.

BOLDEN: Well, tell me just say this, if you see the Clinton ads, Morrell and others which is key, there are several other conservative national security experts who have come out and for the Republicans to make out like this is some partisan piece on Morrell's part, there's more to this.

You have independents, conservative national security experts that have raised this about judgment and temperament. It really does play well into the Democratic narrative in regard to whether Trump is fit to be president and whether he can be baited with a tweet and whether he should have the nuclear codes at his side.

[06:10:10]And so I don't think Hillary Clinton is going to turn anything down here, but it's a powerful statement what I could call independent national security experts and conservatives as well who have raised these questions. BLACKWELL: All right, Scottie, Scott, stay with us. You mentioned a Democratic narrative, we're going to turn to another narrative that we are hearing from Hillary Clinton about those e-mails and what we are hearing from her now about those accounts. We'll talk about that in just a moment.

PAUL: And we also have coming up, the games, officially beginning. Yes, we're going to give you a look at last night's opening ceremony and look ahead to what's happening today.


BLACKWELL: Welcome back. Hillary Clinton's campaign schedule is clear today, but yesterday, she spoke about her emails and tried again to clarify earlier statements.

Scottie Nell Hughes and A. Scott Bolden are back with us. Scottie, I want to start with what the former secretary said and then we'll talk about it, watch.


CLINTON: So, I may have short-circuited, and for that, I, you know, will try to clarify because I think, you know, Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other. Because, of course, he could only talk to what I had told the FBI and I appreciated that. Now, I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two e-mail accounts was a mistake and I take responsibility for that.


[06:15:01]BLACKWELL: All right, that's former Secretary Clinton there talking about potentially short-circuiting an answer during her Fox News interview about her statements to the FBI and in public about her use of a private server.

But what she has not acknowledged, Scott, is that the statements she made in public do not correspond with what Director Comey said during his testimony last month. That she moved more than one device, when she said she used only one.

When she did send overseas information that was marked classified at the time that she sent or received it. Until she acknowledges those, doesn't this continue to say with her?

BOLDEN: Well, listen, with the Republicans in this being a presidential race, this issue isn't going away. So she's --

BLACKWELL: But is this simply about the Republicans or acknowledging what is true or what is not true?

BOLDEN: Well, I think she's acknowledged that what she said to Comey was honest. I think she's acknowledged and Comey has also that she wouldn't be prosecuted.

Hey, listen, this is the thing, this thing is so confusing quite frankly, I wish my candidate in all seriousness would say I'll apologize if she has already.

Two, I won't do it again. Three, it was wrong. Four, I'm not being prosecuted and I told the government the truth, and really leave it at that.

Because as we get into the narrative and explaining, it becomes a long complicated question and answer period. And I'll be honest with you, it just doesn't serve accuracy purposes, but it also doesn't serve where she is.

She's leading in the polls right now. Clearly this issue is not affecting her in the polls vis-a-vis the voters, Democrats, independents or Republicans.

I mean, she's getting 42 percent of the Republican vote and 80 percent of the Democratic vote. So, I wouldn't talk about it anymore. I'd say those three or four things and leave it there. I promise you, you all will stop talking about it.

BLACKWELL: Scottie, well, I don't know we'll stop talking about it until she acknowledges whether or not she indeed was truthful with the American people versus simply talking about a conversation with the FBI. But let me come to you, Scottie --

BOLDEN: Well, I think she's acknowledged both.

BLACKWELL: She has not acknowledged both. I think it's very clear that the former secretary said in public that she used one device. She then says when Director Comey comes out and says that that's not true, she has not acknowledged that her public statements do not correspond with what we've heard from Director Comey during the testimony.

But let me bring it to you, Scottie, you heard Scott say it does not serve accuracy's sake in its characterization to continue this back and forth, you say what?

HUGHES: Well, when you have to apologize for an apology and then apologize for that apology. I think she's probably going to have to end up having to apologize for yesterday's apology. You have to wonder right now when is this going to end?

I agree, you know, Bernie Sanders said months ago, I'm tired of hearing about your darn e-mails. I obviously cleaned that up a little. I know the Democrats are.

But the truth is, if she would just come out and go down the simple steps and she would admit what the rest of the country already acknowledges.

I think the other part to bring up about this is that she was asked about this by a reporter, kind of a selective group of journalists or else she might not have brought this up herself.

So reporters are obviously are asking that question. It's very important in an election when trust is such a major factor when it comes to presidential candidates right now.

In that she definitely I think her numbers possibly could be higher after last week if she did not have this horrible cloud hanging over her that all she continues to do is add more thunder and lightning to.

BLACKWELL: All right, the Trump campaign released a video overnight referencing this answer and other elements of this e-mail saga that continues. Watch.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: E-mail system was breached by hostile actors.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Gross negligence.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hillary Clinton put our national security at risk and she's still lying.

CLINTON: Director Comey said that my answers were truthful.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's not true.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Even "The Washington Post" says Hillary Clinton lied comparing her to Pinocchio.

CLINTON: I may have short-circuited and for that --


BLACKWELL: All right, the new web video from Donald Trump's campaign. You say in response to that, what, Scott?

BOLDEN: Well, I certainly say that she has admitted that these -- using these servers were wrong. She's apologized for that. She's acknowledged that. She's been truthful with the FBI. The FBI is not prosecuting her.

And when I say that this issue isn't going away, it isn't going away because it's a presidential campaign season. But the fact of the matter is she's got to get more votes than Donald Trump.

If you look at the polls, not just the bump after the Democratic convention but also the awful week that Donald Trump had. These voters, Democrats, independents and even independent Republicans, if you will, are saying, listen, I've got to vote for her versus Trump notwithstanding whatever I think about this e-mail piece. I think that's most important.

BLACKWELL: All right, Scott and Scottie, thanks so much. We've got so much more to talk about this morning. We're together for five hours today. Thanks so much. We'll continue the conversation.

BOLDEN: Thank you. BLACKWELL: Christi.

[06:20:02]PAUL: And thank you, Victor for highlighting that. We're just getting started for five hours, people.

And the 2016 summer Olympic Games are officially under way. Guess who got the golden ticket. Coy Wire is in Rio and he was there for the opening ceremonies.

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Good morning to you, guys. Opening ceremony last night, I'm still pinching myself that I got to attend. I only got three hours of sleep, but I woke up doing the samba. We're going to talk about it and show you some of the highlights coming up.

PAUL: All righty, first, though there is a boxer in Brooklyn, New York, competing in the Olympics, and before he gets in the ring, he's using new technology to help him fine tune his punches and his feet. Take a look.


UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT: When did you decide you wanted to go to the Olympics?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: In 2012, when I saw Marcus Browne go to the Olympics, gold medal. That's the only thing I want, gold medal. That's the only thing I could think of.

UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT: When you're a swimmer, you're measured by a timer. When you are gymnast, you know if you stick it. But boxing is different, it's traditionally a low tech sport. Data is virtually nonexistent.

In this sport, you guys talk about numbers like, hey, I can punch this back, I can punch this much velocity.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We do try to compare. We never really had nothing show us all how fast.

UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): He wants to make that kind of data available to boxers. They've created a system that uses sensors to record a boxer's average speed, how many punches and the type of punch they throw most.

(on camera): These are the sensors that are going to go on your hands, in your wraps, and it's going to be transmitted to a phone.


UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT: So you're able to review everything. We had Richardson put it to the test. Go.

(voice-over): Wayne State University measured the punching speed of seven Olympic boxers. The average, 20.4 miles per hour.

(on camera): OK, so your average speed was 16.3. You threw about 25 punches. Knowing that you are 16.3 on this past round, in your mind, you'd want to pick it up. Why?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For advancement. Things to work on to get the gold medal.

UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT: So, now, you know what sort of the average is from the other people in the Olympics so you can kind of compare them?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can compare them.




PAUL: You are waking up at 25 minutes past the hour to the official day one of the 2016 Olympics. Twelve gold medals up for grabs. Events to watch today, basketball, cycling, swimming, rowing, and the return of rugby to the games.

So who we keep an eye on today? Well, three-time Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, is going for gold in cycling, Kevin Durant and the American team taken on China in basketball, and Chinese swimmer, Sun Yang, defends his 400 meter freestyle title.

Now as I said, Coy Wire, got the golden ticket. Can we discuss here, I'm standing in front of a wall. Look at him. Look at that background. It's fun, isn't it, Coy?

WIRE: Hard work here. I wish you guys were with me because then it would be an even bigger party. I attended the opening ceremony last night. I had goose bumps. It's inspiring, seeing, and feeling what can happen when people from countries around the world come together to embrace and celebrate one another.

Standing next to a guy from Brazil cheering every country that came out even Argentina. They're heated rivals in football and every sport. He said, I can't believe I just cheered for them. Guys, what a night.


WIRE (voice-over): It was a night of celebration and celebrity. Dance and drama. With an estimated 3 billion people watching from around the world, the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony kicked off in the iconic Maracana Stadium.

Host country, Brazil, showcased its athletes and its culture, and it's biggest international celebrity supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, dancing to the song "The Girl from Ipanema" and later she was dancing in the crowd.

Then came the parade of nations, swimmer, Michael Phelps, with 22 medals to his name and the most decorated Olympian of all time carrying the flag for Team USA.

Tennis pro, Serena Williams, basketball stars, Kryie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, and golfer, Ricky Fowler with him making the American team the largest contingent in the Olympic Games.

The internet found a new star, Tonga's flag bearer, Pita (inaudible), the chiseled bare-chested taekwondo competitor glistening in front of a worldwide audience.

Team Russia was met with cheers even as the doping scandal hangs over the country with 118 Russian athletes banned from the games. One of the most anticipated teams of the night was a first for the Olympics.

A team of refugees who got a standing ovation from the crowd. The biggest kept secret of the night, who was going to light the Olympic cauldron?

That honor went to Vanderlei De Lima (ph), a Brazilian marathoner who was attacked during a race. He was leading in the 2004 Athens Olympics. He still won bronze in that event.


WIRE: What a night, let the games begin. As you mentioned Christi, 12 gold medals up for grabs today, swimming, also President Obama, a big basketball fan, happy to know, that we'll get to see a first look at the dream team, U.S. men's basketball going up against China, Christi. I'll continue to do this arduous work, dig deep here and bring you all the latest all morning from Rio.

PAUL: All on three hours of sleep. Can you imagine if he had just gotten a couple more hours. Coy Wire, I'm glad you're there and thank you for being with us.

BLACKWELL: All right. A violation of protocol, Chicago police blasting its own officers for this.


BLACKWELL: In a video showing the moments right before an unarmed teen was killed in that hail of bullets, but there's one key piece of video, one element we don't see here. We'll talk about that.

Plus, distracted driving, it's something maybe we don't think about enough, but we should think about it, because it's a growing and deadly problem. Is enough being done to combat it?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that conservatively, 60 percent, 70 percent of people are doing it, with some frequency.

[06:30:04] What does that mean? That means that it's just Russian roulette.



PAUL: Welcome back. We're so grateful to have you with us. I'm Christi Paul.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell, good to be with you.

Donald Trump now trying to put out a political firestorm, dousing it, his effort is to finally backing GOP heavyweights, the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain in Wisconsin last night, after hesitating to do so earlier this week.


TRUMP: In our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan, good, he's a good man. He's a good man and he's a good guy.

I hold in the highest esteem Senator John McCain for his service to our country and I fully support and endorse his reelection.


BLACKWELL: He also endorsed Senator Kelly Ayotte during that event as well.

[06:35:03] Meanwhile, at a gathering of black and Hispanic journalists, Hillary Clinton took questions from reporters for the first time in eight months and offered this explanation after she repeated the debunked claim on her use of a private e-mail server.


CLINTON: So I may have short-circuit it and for that, I, you know, will try to clarify because I think, you know, Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other. Because, of course, he could only talk to what I had told the FBI and I appreciated that.

Now I have acknowledged repeatedly that using two e-mail accounts was a mistake. And I take responsibility for that.


BLACKWELL: Clinton will take a break from the campaign trail this weekend.

Donald Trump is holding a rally in New Hampshire. Here's the latest polling that shows him trailing Secretary Clinton by 15 points in that state.

PAUL: Shocking and disturbing that some of the descriptions given by an independent police review panel in Chicago, they're blasting new video showing the moments leading up to the deadly shooting of an unarmed teenager. Take a look.



PAUL: Goodness, you hear all those gunshots. And you see it here on your screen, high-speed chase followed by guns blazing. Police feverishly trying to take down this teen that they believe stole a car.

There's one key piece of video that we aren't seeing here. That detail is fueling outrage across the country as you protesters here organizing a so-called die-in in Chicago while accusing the police department of a cover-up.

Rosa Flores has the newest developments for us this morning.


ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Newly released dash and body camera video show the dramatic moments leading up to a deadly police shooting in Chicago.

The suspect, 18-year-old Paul O'Neal was fleeing from police in a black Jaguar reported stolen. As he drives towards a police car, two officers jump out, firing at the Jaguar as it speeds by, one officer even pointing his gun in the direction of his partner as he turns around.

Seconds later, O'Neal slams head-on into a police SUV, the violent collision covering the SUV's dashcam with smoke as O'Neal takes off running. Body cameras show officers chasing him. Moments later, the sound of gunfire. O'Neal was shot in the backyard of a home.

The county medical examiner says O'Neal, who was unarmed, died of a gunshot wound to the back. The officer who fired the fatal shot was wearing a body camera but it was not recording. Investigators are trying to figure out why.

O'Neal's family watched the videos before they were released to the public.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm very hurt. Words can't describe how I feel right at this moment and how I felt when it happened. But I really want everybody to know that Paul was loved by my mother, his family, me.

FLORES: The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department and the officers involved. Family members say some of the most disturbing moments are what the officers say after the shooting, while O'Neal is still bleeding and handcuffed on the ground.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to be on a desk for 30 -- days.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean, he shot back, right?

FLORES: The shooting happening in what has been deemed a new era of transparency and accountability in Chicago.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As it appears right now, departmental policies may have been violated.

FLORES: The new police superintendent took swift action, taking the police powers away from the three officers who fired their weapons.

It also only took eight days for officials to release the video, a move that at times has taken more than a year.

Rosa Flores, CNN, Chicago.


PAUL: The biggest takeaway here, Chicago police saying its officers did violate protocol here.

Our senior law enforcement analyst, Tom Fuentes is with us now. Good morning, Tom. First of all, I just want to get your reaction to what we watched.

TOM FUENTES, SENIOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: Good morning, Christi. I think in terms of violating department policy, I'm guessing that the policy probably is not to shoot at a moving vehicle or a fleeing vehicle, mainly because its -- the likelihood of being effective is almost zero. And secondly, you're spraying bullets all over a neighborhood that could be going into other people's homes and endangering innocent people in the area.

So, I think that may be the policy and not directly related at the shooting itself, which is still obviously under investigation.

[06:40:01] PAUL: It turns out though that this person, O'Neal, did not have a gun on him. Is this a violation or is this, in a sense, a crime by the police officer?

FUENTES: Well, I mean, it would be both. If in fact, the shooting is not justified, it would be illegal as well as a violation -- anything that's illegal will automatically be a violation of department policy.

But I think what they're saying now before they can definitively rule one way or the other of it being a justified shooting, even though it looks very bad, I think that immediately saying it violated department policy, I think refers to when they were shooting at the car on the street, that you have multiple shots being fired.

And obviously, they're going all over that neighborhood and that's why police departments don't allow shooting at a vehicle unless it's absolutely the last resort, the vehicle's about to run you down. And we've seen that in other shootings where a subject in a vehicle is being shot at.

PAUL: There's no doubt that when you're in the moment, when things are happening, you're seeing it from many different perspectives, from all of the different officers that were there. But the officer who actually shot this teen, as Rosa pointed out, was wearing a body camera but it wasn't rolling at the time where it was -- there are missing moments, let's say, in terms of the video that is available. What do you make of that aspect?

FUENTES: Well, we just don't know yet. Was it malfunctioning? Was it not turned on deliberately? They're still investigating that and it's an important factor. So, we don't know if, you know, what led to that camera not being operable whether it was deliberate or not at this point.

PAUL: The family members are going forward here with a wrongful death lawsuit. ey say one of the most disturbing moments, and I think e heard it there, happened after the shooting in that exchange between a couple of the officers. Let's listen again here.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to be on a desk for 30 -- days.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean, he shot back, right?


PAUL: All right, so he is complaining that he's going to be on desk duty for 30 days. You hear the other guy say that he shot back, right? And then it didn't sound like there was anything. Perhaps that was one of the, you know, gray moments that obviously come out of situations like this, which is understandable.

However, by saying, "I'm going to be on desk duty," in that moment, he's admitting some guilt, is he not?

FUENTES: No, not necessarily at all. That would be department policy that anybody that -- but not just that officer but any of the officers that shot their weapons are going to be on administrative leave and be on desk duty during the investigation.

PAUL: OK, we understand. Tom Fuentes, thank you so much for helping us break down that video that just came out. We appreciate your expertise as always.

FUENTES: You're welcome.

BLACKWELL: Ahead on NEW DAY, the President blasts Donald Trump as unfit for office. I'll take a look back at the week as the President takes aim at the GOP candidate.


[06:46:30] PAUL: Well President Obama is settling into a two-week stay on Martha's Vineyard this morning. Before he left, though, he got in a few good verbal punches towards Donald Trump.

BLACKWELL: Yeah, White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski has the President's comments.

MICHELLE KOSINSKI, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Christi and Victor. Right, so the President is now officially on vacation. We may not hear from him again for another two weeks. But he seemed to relish the opportunity this past week at two press conferences that were really designed to focus on other things to hit Donald Trump hard. It felt like now, the gloves are off.

The political storm growing ever fiercer, President Obama today gets away from it all. Sort of. For what he hopes will be a quiet two weeks on Martha's Vineyard, but not before leaving behind some surprising zingers of his own, aimed directly at Donald Trump.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Yes, I think the Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. He keeps on proving it. He's willfully unprepared to do his job.


KOSINSKI: And he kept ongoing, had a press conference alongside the Singaporean Prime Minister, extending the sentiment to Republicans.


OBAMA: I you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer? There has to come a point at which you say, somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world.


KOSINSKI: This is a long way from early in the race when President Obama rarely uttered Donald Trump's name would make veiled references or speak broadly about all the Republican candidates. Remember them? Now, since his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and the conventions, President Obama seems freer, willing and eager to speak his mind.


OBAMA: Of course, the elections will not be rigged. What does that mean?


KOSINSKI: This was during a press conference at the Pentagon after a meeting on ISIS.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What is your assessment today, as you stand here, about whether Donald Trump can be trusted with America's nuclear weapons?

OBAMA: I've made this point already, multiple times. Just listen to what Mr. Trump has to say and make your own judgment, with respect to how confident you feel about his ability to manage things like our nuclear triad.


KOSINSKI: Referring back to his sharpest barbs, only days earlier.


OBAMA: Of course, there has to come a point that what you say, enough.


KOSINSKI: You know, at one point there, it sounded like the President was saying, well, I've said enough now. I've made my point. So what can we expect from him from now on the campaign trail? You know he doesn't like to get into a back and forth with Donald Trump. He doesn't like to respond to every single Tweet. But what we are seeing is that when things are becoming highly controversial or divisive like those Trump comments on the parents of the fallen Muslim soldier, White House sorts of say he absolutely going to be willing to weigh in in his way, even then some, especially at political events, although the settings we saw this past week, were not. Christi and Victor.

[06:50:10] PAUL: All right Michelle, thank you so much. Listen, a lot of us are guilty of this, checking your phone, looking at social media, texting while you're driving. I want to tell you about some frightening new things we're learning here. The number of people who have been killed or injured by distracted drivers, it is staggering. We're going to hear from the families who were left behind.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For any parents you know, to their 4-year-old and their 11-month old and say mommy's in heaven is something, I don't know, that's been the hardest part.


BLACKWELL: So most people will admit that texting while driving, yes it is bad. However, an alarming number of people still do it.

PAUL: The impact of a psychiatrist who is arguing you know, our phones actually have power over us. It is an addiction most of us behind the wheel don't even realize. CNN digital correspondent Kelly Wallace has the details behind "DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED".


KELLY WALLACE, CNN DIGITAL CORRESPONDENT: The unthinkable. Parents lay their teenage daughter to rest after a crash in which her friends were drinking and driving while texting while behind the wheel. But thankfully, this isn't real life. It's a program called choices. Every choice comes with a price. Created by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana. Nearly 200 high school students participate in a mock crash, and act out the consequences afterward. The video is then shown in high schools throughout the community.

[06:55:19] UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're going to read you your rights. Once they read your rights, you're going to be okay, what's going on? WALLACE: It sounds so simple. Don't use your phone while driving.

Seeing the consequences helps drive the point home. In Long Island, New York, another approach to get the message out. Students take a ride on the distracted driving simulator, and see how quickly things can go wrong.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It may seem like, oh, I'm just sending a text to my friends, no big deal. The next thing you know, you're swerving to the person next to you.

WALLACE: For Matt Boeve who lost his wife to a distracted driver and Laura Maurer who killed a grandfather while glancing at a text, speaking up can save lives.

LAURA MAURER: It can wait. There's nothing worth it. Nothing that important and Realize that our lives are on the hand.

MATT BOEVE: Andrea is always trying to make things better. She's always a fixer and doer. This is why I'm doing this, to get the word out that distracted driving is, it's a major offense. It's something that can change lives and it changed ours.

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WALLACE: And a huge thanks to Matt and Laura for sharing their stories with us. What we've learned it's not just texting anymore. Coming up at 8:00, we'll talk about how people are checking social media, paying bills, even playing Pokemon Go while driving. And the consequences can be deadly. Spending a four or five seconds it takes to check a text, Christi and Victor, increases your chances of crashing by six times.

PAUL: Wow, all right. Hey Kelly, thank you so much. By the way, her "DRIVING WHILE DISTRACTED" is this afternoon at 2:30 Eastern only here on CNN. And we have so much more news to talk about this morning.

BLACKWELL: Next hour of NEW DAY starts right now.