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[11:00:17] JONATHAN MANN, CNN HOST: Anger in Turkey after a suicide blasts ripped through a wedding party leaving dozens dead and wounded. We're live
from the border town of Gaziantep where the bomber may have been as young as just 12 years old.
Also ahead: rapture as Brazil gets a long awaited gold medal in football. But what's for the score for Olympic organizers. We're in Rio for that.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They lost everything. But they still have this (inaudible), this unique energy.
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MANN: Hope triumphs over horror: refugee children share their dreams for the future. Our Parting Shots later this hour.
This is Connect the World. I am Jonathan Mann. Thanks for joining us.
We begin with Saturday night's horrific attack on a wedding party in Turkey. President Tayyip Erdogan says the suicide bomber who carried it
out was a youngster between just 12 and 14 years old. Dozens of people were killed, nearly a 100 wounded.
The bomber struck in a Kurdish neighborhood in the city of Gaziantep near the border with Syria. Our Ben Wedeman was there for us now. Ben, an
unspeakable atrocity with one astonishing detail: the bomber just 12 years old. What do we know?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This is coming from the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said that the bomber was
somebody between 12 and 14 years old. He also said that he either detonated the bomb himself or was detonated remotely. We don't know at
We do know that Turkish prosecutors who went to the scene found what they said are the remains of a suicide vest, but as far as the actual bomb at
this point, that's all we know.
Now, the video coming from moments after that bombing that happened at about 10:50 last
night is absolutely horrific. We have some of that video, but we must warm viewers that it's graphic.
I spoke to a man who lived just around the corner when that bomb went off. He told me he cam rushing out and what he saw in front of him was just a
carpet of the dead, the dying and body parts.
The bomb went of right in front of where a band was playing. People were dancing in the street, and where it went off was a so called woman's
section in this conservative Kurdish neighborhood, people in the neighborhood telling us that at the time there were anywhere between
400 and 500 people cramming into the streets there.
It was a wedding celebration in the streets of that neighborhood.
Now ,we are coming to you from Gaziantep's main cemetery. I'm going to just step out of the way for a moment. What you can see here are the
freshly dug graves. 43 people out of what is believed to be more than 50 people killed in the late Saturday night bombing have already been buried.
And we were here for the last funeral of the day, that was a funeral for 14-year-old Nirgen Gorboz (ph), a student. And we had the opportunity to
speak with her mother who was here with many relatives. And she said that she was crying, she said, my daughter was simply too young to die.
In fact, one of the youngest victims from this blast was a mere 3 months old.
Now, we understand that the bride is survived. She has come out of the hospital. But as she came out of the hospital, she told Turkish reporters
that our wedding day has been turned into a blood bath -- Jonathan.
MANN: Let me ask you the obvious question. Why? Why an attack like this? Why on Kurds? Why in a place like Gaziantep?
WEDEMAN: I must add now that of course Turkish officials, including the president, have said they believe this is an attack by ISIS. ISIS is known
to have cells in Gaziantep. We're only 25 miles, 40 kilometers, north of the Syrian border, and keep in mind that of course it is the Kurds who are
some of the strongest enemies of ISIS. They're fighting them in Iraq. They're fighting them in Syria
and many Turkish Kurds would like to go and fight them as well.
So, that's one of the main reasons why perhaps -- we don't know all the details, but that's probably why this maybe why the community in Gaziantep
was targeted -- Jonathan.
[11:05:23] MANN: Ben Wedeman, reporting literally from among the newly dug graves in Gaziantep. Thanks very much.
Across the border in Aleppo, Syria, activists say 100 children have been killed in just the past month in Aleppo alone. That grim total was reached
Saturday when a doctor says 10-year-old Ali Daqneesh passed away from wounds sustained when an airstrike hit his family's home Wednesday.
We don't have his photograph, but you'll remember this image, his younger brother Oomran, moments after he was pulled from the rubble.
There are thousands more like him trapped by the bloodshed of war that's older, in fact, than they are.
Now, some other stories on our radar today. At least 15 people have been killed in dual bombings in central Somalis. Two car bombs striking a
government building. The terror group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility.
Tens of thousands of people rallied in Yemen's capital Saturday to support the new Houthi led governing counsel. It says it will form a new full
government in the days ahead.
The Shia-led Houthi rebels have been fighting the Saudi-backed government there since 2014.
In Kunduz Province, Afghanistan a government official says security forces have retaken the strategic district of Khanabad (ph) from the Taliban. The
group briefly took over the district early Saturday. The fight for Kunduz itself continues.
For Brazil, years of humiliation on the pitch have been swept aside with a single penalty kick at the Rio games. The nation that worships football
won its first Olympic gold in the sport for men on Saturday, and it was against a chief rival. Germany crushed Brazil at the World Cup, and for
two tense hours it seemed, they could keep their hosts down. But no.
Rio exploding in cheers when Brazil's Neymar landed a shot in the penalty shootout and won the game.
Our Amanda Davies is watching all the action in Rio. She joins us now. And I've got to wonder. I mean, is anybody talking about anything other
than that remarkable game and the dramatic conclusion?
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT: Maybe a few people are talking about the weather, which is a bit gray and miserable today, Jonathan. But no, I
think it'll be a long, long time until I am lucky enough to be at a sporting event with an atmosphere as special as that was last night.
I would say 99 percent of people in there were Brazilian or supporting Brazil against their old adversaries. As you said, Germany the side that
humiliated them two years ago 7-1 to knock them out of their own home World Cup in the semifinal.
It was a very subtle, or not subtle front page, one of the papers today saying champions of everything. This is the only major international
football trophy hadn't won. It means so, so much to them. It was the one that they had set out to win, of all the Gold medals that they'd won over
the last couple of weeks of actions.
It means so much to the captain, Neymar, the Barcelona superstar who didn't mind coming back to play for his national side and under-23 national side
on the whole, of course, that he has already had the Olympic rings tattooed onto his wrist. He's died his hair blonde, or gold, you could say. It
really was a fantastic evening that they will be talking about for many, many years to come here.
It was also a very successful evening for Team GB last night, Jonathan, in the athletics stadium. Mo Farah becoming just the second man in history to
claim back to back titles in the 10,000 and 5,000 meters. He followed up his second straight 10,000 gold medal with victory again in the 5,000 last
He admitted he was a little bit tired after the exertions of a longer race, but said perhaps now people will believe me when I said it wasn't a fluke
that great success.
Also a good evening for Team USA and winning gold medals in both the men's and woman's 4x400. And for the U.S. woman's basketball team. A quite
incredible unbeaten run now for them. They won gold -- the gold medal match. Their unbeaten run dates all the way back to 1992, even longer the
age of some of their players, Jonathan.
You know the action is almost coming to an end, but tell us what is still ahead today?
[11:10:03] DAVIES: Well, I can tell you we have already had one gold medal today. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has taken victory in the men's marathon.
Very much the favorite, despite these dreadful conditions.
It's a little bit of a case of the skies weeping that the end is nigh, I think, that the Olympics after such a fantastic three weeks of action is
coming to an end. The men's basketball game will be a huge one. Team USA, so many people's favorites, with the super stars. Perhaps not as many
super stars as we've seen from them in year's gone by, but they're facing off about Serbia, a team who actually gave them a very close run for their
money in the early rounds of the competitions.
Serbia have admitted they haven't got the fear playing in their first gold medal match as an independent nation as perhaps many people would think.
Brazil are also hoping for a gold medal number seven. Their men's volleyball team taking on Italy.
But then the climax this evening, the closing ceremony, organizers have said they're feeling a little bit melancholy because the end is nigh. But
the good news for the rest of us, Jonathan, is that the handover takes place to Tokyo 2020. And we can get excited about starting the build-up
for that in four years time.
MANN: Amanda Davies live for us in Rio. Thanks so much.
Let's turn to the U.S. now where fires are roaring in some areas while floods are drenching others. Fire officials say more than 34,000 buildings
are threatened by wildfire raging in southern California. Flames have already consumed almost a 100 homes and burned about 40,000 acres.
Meanwhile in the southern state of Louisiana tens of thousands of people are living in shelters after about 60,000 homes were damaged by what is
being described as a 1,000 year flood. Almost a dozen people have died.
CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam has more on twin disasters.
DEREK VAN DAM, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Good day, John. It has certainly been a rough past 10 days for the U.S. state of Louisiana, which is situated here
on our map. The situation now has improved. The sun has come out periodically, but there are chances of thunderstorms in this extended
forecast, which I will get to in just one moment.
I just want to show you that the bulk of the precipitation is to the west of Louisiana, now focusing our attention on south central Texas.
This is our high resolution forecast radar imagery. And you can see a few showers and thunderstorms continuing to across Texas, scattered about the
central sections of Louisiana, certainly not as widespread as we experienced this time last week, but the potential of additional rainfall
does exist today and into the early parts of next week as a cold front stalls out across this region, really pulling in Gulf of Mexico moisture.
It's very moisture laden air, so it doesn't take much to help trigger off a few showers and thunderstorms. If it sticks over the same area for an
extended period of time, that's when we start to see the flash flooding reoccur again.
Now, according to the National Weather Service. They have actually relieved quite a few of the flood advisories and warnings throughout this
area with the exception of some of the eastern parishes of Baton Rouge and westward towards the Lake Charles region. You can see now we have flash
flood warnings ongoing across southern section of Texas, including the suburbs of San Antonio. Look out flood watch for Austin as well.
How much rain should we anticipate? Well, going forward over the next five days we have the potential of 50 millimeters of rainfall. It's certainly a
possibility. But remember, this is a very saturated environment, so any additional rainfall could lead to more flooding. So something we're going
to monitor for the days to come as this cleanup effort continues.
Now, to the other side of the United States, that being the U.S. State of California, well they have had a rough go as well, including Southern
California. We have been talking a lot about the Blue Cut Fire, which has burned nearly 15,000 hectares. But the good news is that a full arsenal of
firefighters were out battling this blaze, they now have it 73 percent contained.
The weather forecast going forward no rain expected over the next seven days, temperatures remain hot and winds will be rather gusty as well,
especially around the San Bernardino region, up north towards Palm Dale and out towards the coast. Near los Angeles, we have the winds gusting
anywhere from 15 to upwards of 35 km an hour.
Good news is we have had less fires this year compared to last year at the same time. Back to you, John.
MANN: Derek Van Dam, thanks very much.
Still to come, Hillary Clinton is currently leading Donald Trump in more ways than one. She has more cash on hand than her rival. A lot more.
We'll update you on the U.S. presidential election.
But first, Brazil faced some Olympic-sized challenges both before and during this year's games. Now with the fun coming to an end, we take a
look at whether Rio beat expectations.
[11:17:06] MANN: Celebrations in Rio for Chinese fans, third time lucky for their women's volleyball team. The team now adds its Olympic medals to
the World Cup title is won last year.
China beat Serbia to clinch the gold, its first since the Athens Olympics 12 years ago.
You're watching CNN and this is Connect the World. I'm Jonathan Mann, welcome back.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte now says he exaggerated his story of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. The four-time Olympian apologized for tarnishing this
year's games. He spoke to journalist Matt Lauer of the U.S. NBC network and was asked why he portrayed himself as a victim.
Brazilian police say Lochte and three other swimmers were never robbed and that Lochte actually vandalized the gas station.
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MATT LAUER, NBC NEWS: You told me on the phone, Ryan, you said we are victims here. We are victims, and we're happy that we're safe. And the
police press conference they said not victims, they're vandals. How do you feel about that?
RYAN LOCHTE, U.S. SWIMMER: It's what you want to make it look like, whether you call it a robbery, whether you call it extortion, or us paying
just for the damages, like we don't know. All we know is that there was a gun pointed in our direction, and we were demanded to give money.
LAUER: Gunner in his statement to police said at some point someone who spoke English walked over and helped translate this altercation.
And he made it clear that the security guard was telling the four of you that you need to pay for that stuff, that damage, before you can leave here
or I'm going to call the police. You understood that at that time, didn't you?
LOCHTE: Yeah. So then we had to give the money.
LAUER: At that point you're striking a deal, you're striking a deal to pay for what damage you've caused so that he doesn't call the police and this
doesn't become a bigger incident. Isn't that fair?
LOCHTE: We just wanted to get out of there. We were held -- I mean, there was a gun pointed in our direction. We are all frightened. And we wanted
to get out of there as quick as possible, and the only way we knew is this guy is saying you have to give him money.
So, we give him money and we got out.
LAUER: What I'm trying to get at is the first version of story you told, Ryan ,was much more about the mean streets of Rio.
LAUER: And the version we're hearing now is much more about a negotiated settlement to cover up some dumb behavior.
LOCHT: And that's why I'm taking full responsibility of it is because I over exaggerated that story. And if I never had dont that, we wouldn't be
in this mess. Those guys would never be in Rio, or were in Rio -- nothing of the -- none of this would have happened and it was my immature behavior.
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MANN: Meantime, nine Australian athletes are still facing legal troubles. Australia's chief of missions says they are still stuck in Brazil on
allegations following allegations they tampered with their credentials to get in to watch a basketball game.
A judge ordered them to pay a $3,000 fine each before their passports are returned and they're allowed to go home, but that hasn't happened yet.
After more than two weeks of the competition, Brazil's hosting duties will come
to an end at tonight's closing ceremony in just a few hours. And while the country faced a long list of challenges leading up to the games by several
accounts, Rio beat expectations, at least that's the opinion of our next guest, Joe Lehi, the Brazil bureau chief for the Financial Times, joining
us now from Copacabana Beach.
Thanks so much for being with us.
There was so much hand wringing leading up to these games. Do you think it was overdone?
[11:20:47] JOE LEAHY, FINANCIAL TIMES: Jonathan, I was here through the 2014 soccer World Cup and the same thing happened before that. And I saw
that the Brazilians on that occasion managed to sort of pull off a miracle at the end. And got the games away. And I think that's the same thing
that happened this time. Despite the low expectations, they've come through and actually exceeded what everyone thought they would be able to
MANN: Now there has been so much just astonishing competition, so many great performances, so many records, but do you think these games are going
to be remembered for the crimes and misdemeanors, for the doping that basically kept most of the Russians away, for Ryan Lochte and the gas
station scandal, for this Irishman, the head of the Irish Olympic Committee who is behind bars in Rio because of accusations of a ticket scam?
LEAHY: I think all of these things will taint the games to some degree. I think especially the Ryan Lochte scandal here in Brazil had great
repercussions. Brazilians felt that that was an extreme embarrassment when he said that they'd been robbed by men posing as police. And then when it
turned out, that in fact that wasn't the truth, I think that was a sort of a defining moment for the Brazilians that despite the low expectations of
the world, that they had actually proven that they could do this right. And that even these elite swimmers were wrong when they tried to claim
these -- make these claims.
MANN: Did the Brazilian authorities overreact just a little? I mean, the episode where they pulled two of his teammates off a plane as they were
preparing to leave the country, or now they're still not giving the passports back to these Australians who basically seems just had a well
meaning hope to see their teammates play basketball?
LEAHY: Well, I think -- I mean, the second case seems a lot less serious than the first case, although maybe given the concerns around terrorism, I
know that the authorities here have been very serious about making sure that people have the correct ID.
I think in the first case you have to understand that that really struck a raw nerve here in Brazil. For Brazil to have mounted these games, put
85,000 personnel on the street to try to protect the games and then for a group of four swimmers of the caliber of Ryan Lochte and his friends to say
that they were robbed by police or men posing as police, that struck a raw nerve here.
So, I think in that case, the police were very keen to sort that out. And in the end, it turned out to be basically a lie.
But at first they thought it was actually a true story, so they got on to it very seriously.
MANN: Now, up to now we've been talking about the people in the Olympics or involved with the Olympics. Let me ask you about the fans, because once
again leading up to the games, people were afraid of Rio's infamous street crime. They were afraid of Zika. Did the fans notice any problems at all
LEAHY: Well, there were still quite a few different robberies that -- quite a few athletes got robbed, even a Brazilian security official got
robbed. So, these things did happen.
But I think on the whole some of the concerns were overblown. For instance, Zika, I don't know of any cases of Zika having occurred, but even
if there were a few, there was nothing in the order that people were afraid of.
Some of the other concerns, such as the bay was too polluted for people to compete in, well that seems to not to have happened as well. And I think
overall people had a pretty good time of Rio has turned on the weather. And Brazilians have a saying that even god is Brazilian. And I think in
this case he did come out and helped the games and basically Brazil. And there's quite a lot of luck involved as well.
I mean, we did see in the Olympic Park a camera fell, but no one was seriously injured. There was a bus, a media bus that was shot at or some
stones are thrown at it or something, but no one was injured.
So, I think there was a little bit of luck in this as well for the Brazilians.
MANN: And not just luck, but hard work and talent. I'm thinking about the Brazilian men playing football last night. I'm thinking about Rafaela
Silva, a child of the favelas, who basically had to push against poverty and every handicap in the world to win a gold medal in judo, the Brazilians
have a lot to be proud of. I'm just wondering if the people who are against the games, the people who protested in the streets, think of Silva,
think of the men's football team, and maybe have changed their minds.
[11:25:10] LEAHY: I think that people will certainly be pleased with the way that the games went. One of the biggest concerns for Brazilians was
whether or not they would actually be embarrassed in front of the world. That hasn't happening.
I think the games have given them something to be proud of. The gold medal in the soccer, as you said.
But now I think Brazilians will have to get on with the real business of their lives, which the country is in the middle of a deep economic crisis.
The president is facing an impeachment. So I think as the euphoria of the games wears off, then they'll have to come back to reality and start to
deal with some of the problems here.
MANN: Wake up with a bit of a hang over, maybe. Joe Leahy of the Financial Times, thanks so much for talking with us.
LEAHY: Thank you.
MANN: The medal ceremonies are among the most treasured moments of the games, a time when athletes to get a chance to celebrate their success.
And in Rio, a local artist is also getting a chance to share his work.
Rosa Flores introduces us to one of the men who made the Olympic medals.
NELSON NETO CARNEIRO, ARTIST: My name is Nelson Neto Carneiro, and I sculpted the mold for the Olympic medals
ROSA FLORES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The Rio Olympic medals were made in secret inside of the Brazilian mint. Carneiro is one of 100 people
who worked nonstop to make the more than 5,000 shiny beauties for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
CARNEIRO: I feel priviledged because (inaudible) that will be shared with the world.
FLORES: Sculpting the mold alone is a process that took two weeks. He says he used hand precision tolls instead of a computer to have more
control over the design.
Once the hand-sculpted mold was scanned into a computer, a computer- controlled cutting machine etched the metallic mold, then factory workers struck the mold with 550 tons of force three times. To create the coveted
symbols of victory.
The gold medals go through an extra step known as the bath of gold. You see, the gold medals are actually made of 494 grams of silver and six grams
of gold. The melted market value in gold and silver inside the gold medal is worth $587.
The last time an Olympic gold medal was made of pure gold was in the 1912 summer Olympics in Sweden.
CARNEIRO: (inaudible) the medals with the athletes. Better still, I'll be getting three medals -- the gold, the silver and the bronze.
ROSA: But for the athletes, just like for the makers of the medals like Carneiro, it's not about what the medals are worth in gold, it's about the
achieved dreams they represent.
Rosa Flores, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.
MANN: Still ahead, the president of the Philippines accused of going too far in his war on drugs. Why some say he's giving the police a license to
kill and what he's threatening to do next.
But first, Donald Trump steps up his pitch for minority voters. Will it have any affect as his campaign trails in the polls. That and more. The
world news headlines still ahead.
[11:32:32] MANN: In the race for the White House Donald Trump is pushing his new campaign to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, two key
groups that overwhelmingly favor Democrats. Friday, the Republican candidate asked black voters what they have to lose by
voting for him. Here is what Trump had to say last night.
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DONALD TRUMP, U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I have asked the African- American community to honor me with their vote. I fully recognize the outreach to the African-American community is in an area where the
Republican Party must do better, and it will do better. The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln. I want our party to be the home of the African-
American voter once again.
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MANN: Trump met Saturday with his newly convened national Hispanic advisory council. Many in the Hispanic community are still furious about
Trump's earlier comments about deporting undocumented immigrants.
Meanwhile, Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is enjoying a cash advantage. Clinton's campaign has far more money on hand, meaning she can
outspend Trump in key states.
Her campaign has $58 million in its war chest, nearly $20 million more than Trump's. And the lead super PAC supporting Clinton reports a whopping $40
million available to spend, far more than Trump's efforts.
His main super PAC hasn't released any numbers later.
CNN political contributor Ryan Lizza joins us now from Washington. Good to see you once again.
The Trump campaign this week is touting its outreach to minorities. How is it going?
RYAN LIZZA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, you know, the clip you played there from yesterday in Virginia was certainly a more refined message than we saw
earlier in the week. As you probably remember, Jonathan, earlier in the week Trump's message to the African-American community was really sort of
mocked as offensive by a lot of leading African-Americans, because he came out and he said essentially -- insinuated that all African-Americans were
living in poverty and crime and their kids were going to terrible schools, didn't recognize the achievements of the African -American middle class or
even the wealthy sliver of African-Americans in this country, and just didn't have a very nuanced understanding of that community.
And so it was really attacked by both the Clinton campaign. Hillary Clinton called it I think staggeringly ignorant in a tweet.
Yesterday, in Virginia, I think he got the message. He readjusted his tone and he sounded a little bit more -- he came to the African-American
community with a little bit of humility.
The other problem is, though, he is not talking to actual African- Americans, he's talking to overwhelmingly white audiences. And if he is serious about this outreach, he needs to get involved a little bit more
with the African-American community and do what he did with his Hispanic meeting on Saturday, actually sit down with some leaders who can explain to
him the issues that are important to that community. He hasn't done it yet.
MANN: Well, I want to ask you about the Hispanics, because one thing of the issues that came up in that meeting is his vow to deport undocumented
immigrants, the people he calls illegals. There are 11 million of them. And up until now he has given every indication that he would assemble some
kind of enormous uniformed force to go out and find these people, knock on doors, go into people's homes, go into their workplaces, a whole new kind
of crackdown at a national scale of a kind the United States has never seen.
Well, our Dana Bash asked his new campaign manager about that a short time ago. Let's listen to what she had to say.
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KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: And, as the weeks unfold, as the weeks unfold, he will lay out the specifics of that plan that he would
implement as president of the United States.
BASH: Will that plan include a deportation force, the kind that he just -- you just heard in that sound bite and that he talked about during the
CONWAY: To be determined.
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MANN: To be determined.
The election is less than three months away. It sounds like they haven't really thought of it, and it sounds like this incredible idea of a national
hunt for illegals is still up in the air for the Trump campaign.
LIZZA: I mean so many of his proposals are s off the cuff and not frankly thought out with a
lot of detail. And as Dana pointed out, and as you pointed out, this deportatino force was something that Trump talked about regularly in the
primaries. He modeled it on, frankly, a fairly dark chapter in American history when there was a similar deportation force that came through areas in the
Texas and Mexican border and pulled people out of their homes and deported them deep into Mexico I believe under the administration of Eisenhower.
He specially talked about that history and said that in his administration, he would do the same, only with 11 million people rather than the small
numbers that was done back then.
The fact that Kellyanne Conway is now saying that's up in the air, that's to be determined, I mean, that's a massive, massive change going from what
Trump called the deportation force to forcibly remove 11 million people to, well, we will think about it now. So, I don't -- it's hard to analyze
these things because sometimes the Trump campaign just seems when it comes to policy, it's just flying by
the seat of their pants.
MANN: And it's not just policy. Let me ask you about something else we're learning which is this enormous disparity when it comes to raising money.
At the outset of this campaign, Trump was the rich guy writing his own checks. He was going to self-fund. He could outspend anybody on Earth for
the presidency, and now they're behind financially. What does that tell us?
LIZZA: Well, he still could -- presumably he could still write a big check if they really feel like they need the money.
He's been very reluctant to spend money, frankly. He is famously -- if you have read anything of the pieces about how he has operated as a business
man, he is pretty tight with his money, and he has not been convinced that he needs to spend money on traditional things like TV advertising.
You know, look, he won the Republican nomination without spending any money on ads, so the lesson he learned is, oh, that the stuff is all a bunch of
garbage. Why should I waste my money?
He is now spending some money on that. But as you point out, the financial between Hillary
Clinton and Trump is huge and the money spent on things like TV advertising is massive. I mean one thing we're going to learn in this campaign is a
great political science experiment to find out if campaigns actually matter, if all the advertising and all the stuff you do in a campaign
actually matters much, because right now we have one of the most professional, well-financed campaigns in American history and on the Trump
side sort of the opposite.
So, I would watch to see -- he has said, if he gets behind so much financially and he needs to write a check, or at least other Republicans
have said, that then he can do it. But he hasn't been that eager to put a lot of his own money in.
MANN: And would it matter, because no one in modern American history has even this far behind and still gone on to win? Is this essentially over?
LIZZA: I mean -- you know, I am fairly chastened having in the primaries not predicted that Trump would win. So, I want to be -- I would be very
cautious about making any grand pronouncements.
But, if you were just just coming and looking at this race, at the fundamentals of this race as an
outsider, without knowing any of the history about how Trump had exceeded expectations. You would look, and you would say this is extremely
difficult for the underdog at this point to come back.
Look, Jonathan, there are three big moments in general elections. You have got the vice presidential announcement. You have got the conventions. And
you have got the debates, those are the three moments where the most voters are paying attention. And Trump is sort of 0 for 2 in those moments.
His vice presidential roll out of Mike Pence did not go well. His convention turned off more
voters than it attracted. That's a big, big mistake. And so his next big opportunity to change the fundamentals of this race are those three
presidential debates in September and October. I think that's his next big chance.
The other big thing that could potentially change the dynamics of this race, some external event, some scandal that knocked Hillary Clinton out,
but if that doesn't happen and she holds her own in the debates, she is the person who is most likely to be the next president.
[11:41:20] MANN: Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker. Thanks so much for talking with us.
LIZZA: Thanks, Jonathan.
MANN: This week on the CNN Freedom Project, we're zeroing in on a little known aspect of a devastating crime. In Canada, sex trafficking derails
the lives of indigenous people on a different scale. Nine out to have ten Canadians live in cities along the trans-Canadian highway, but indigenous
people are scattered across the north. They make up just 4 percent of the population and about 50 percent of its sex trafficking victims.
Street by street, we looked at the problem close-up.
UNIDENITIFIED MALE: So there's this guy talking to her.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: About 3:00, 4:00 in the morning I'll see them out here.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We ride along with Detective Chabko (ph) and observe as undercover officers meet with two
women they believe could be trafficking victims.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The passenger door is closed. And they're going to head westbound.
SHUBERT: They are not trying to prosecute, but to protect, trying to understand how and why these woman are being sexually exploited.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's the misconception that a lot of people have is that, you know, they want to be out there, but they truly don't want to be
SHUBERT: they don't have a choice.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They don't have a choice.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MANN: Hear more about Canada's efforts to protect one of its most vulnerable populations at this time tomorrow as part of CNN Freedom Project
series Canada's Stolen Daughters. All this week on CNN.
Live from CNN Center this is Connect the World. Coming up, the president from the Philippines threatens to leave the UN in a dispute over a drug war
that's killed hundreds of people in just weeks.
[11:45:12] MANN: You're watching CNN and this is Connect the World. I am Jonathan Mann, welcome back.
In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened that his country could leave the United Nations, furious because UN human rights
experts say his crack down on drugs has gone too far. Here is what he said.
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RODRIGO DUTERTE, PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES: I do not want to insult you, but maybe we have to decide to separate from the United Nations. When
were you here the last time? Never. Never. Expect to criticize.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MANN: The UN is calling on Philipine authorities to adopt measures to protect people from targeted killing and extrajudicial executions. CNN's
Ivan Watson shows us how the death toll has been rising in Mr. Duterte's war on drugs.
IVAN WATSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This is one way teach your kids to stay away sfrom a life of crime: with a visit to the overcrowded,
sweltering city jail.
This is definitely a field trip that these kids are likely to remember. Their teach says they're
brought every year to the city jail to get a very strong example of what can happen if they run afoul of the law.
This hunger for law and order in Philippine society helped propel Rodrigo Duterte to power in recent presidential elections.
The Harley riding former city mayor promised to crack down on illegal drugs, which he says are destroying the country.
Since he took office on July 1 he's ordered police to shoot to kill if suspects resist arrest.
DUTERTE: The system is violent, thereby placing your life in jeopardy. Shoot and shoot him dead.
WATSON: The officials statistics of Duterte's seven-week war on drugs are staggering, amid thousands of police raids, arrests and voluntary
surrenders, police say they've killed at least 659 suspects, allegedly all in self-defense, and there's been a spike of 899 further unexplained
This was the crime scene before dawn on Thursday, after police say they killed a suspected drug dealer who tried to resist arrest.
Have you ever seen a body count like this in such a short period of time?
LELA DE LIMA, PHILIPPINE SENATOR: No, this is the first time. It's phenomenal. It's
unprecedented. And that's why it deserves inquiry.
WATSON: Senator Lela De Lima is leading a Senate inquiry into the police and alleged extrajudicial killings. President Duterte doesn't like it. He
slammed De Lima, calling her an immoral woman and issuing this warning to lawmakers.
DUTERTE: Be careful with me, because when I say I will do it for my country, I will do it even if I have to kill you, or be killed in the
UNIDENITIFIED FEMALE: Duterte, are you happy with what you're doing to the lives of these people?
WATSON: Relatives of recent victims accused the president of giving the police a license to kill.
Family members say the man in this coffin, a meth user, was shot dead in recent days but
they don't want him nor the family identified for fear of becoming the target of further retribution.
A police report says cops killed this man, a suspected drug dealer, after he opened fire on the police. But his sister claims her brother was a drug
user who used to buy meth amphetamines from corrupt police.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My god, Duterte, stop doing this, you have finished the lives of these people in Philippines. Stop.
WATSON: Ivan Watson, CNN, Manila.
WATSON: For more on President Duterte's crack down on Drugs, go to CNN.com. The spike in arrests is stretching Philippines jails to their
limits, already overcrowded, they're now even more packed. Our Ivan Watson has gone inside one of those jails just outside
Manila. You can see his report and what it's like in there for the inmates on our website CNN.com.
Live from CNN Center this is Connect the World. Coming up, from the Olympic Village to Rio's neediest, how athletes' left overs become gourmet
meals for the poor.
And kids surrounded by conflict share what they want to be when they grow up. In today's Parting Shots, we hear from the photographer bringing their
dreams to life. Coming up.
[11:51:42] MANN: Welcome back. You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World. I'm Jonathan Mann.
We go back to Rio where eating right is the key for Olympic athletes, but on the sidelines fo the summer games, top chefs are cooking up meals for a
different clientele. These leftovers from the Olympic Village to create meals for people in need. Shasta Darlington explains.
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's a soup kitchen serving Rio's castaways with some of the best culinary talent
in the world stirring the pots. That's just the way Michelin starred chef Massimo Bottura wants it.
MASSIMO BOTTURA, ITALIAN MASTER CHEF: It was two guys, the second night. They were here and they left the room saying it's the first time in my life
that we were treated like human beings, like prince and princess. It's such a -- it's breath taking with because it's exactly what we want to do here.
DARLINGTON: To top it all off, they're using surplus ingredients originally destined for the Olympic Village, served up under fine art on tables
designed by the Campana brothers to show off the stains.
BOTTURA: Because, you know, the touch has to be perfect but with no varnish because you have to see the traces of what was, you know, the dinner on the
first night, the second night, and on and on and on.
DARLINGTON: An ambitious project that just opened in Rio's rundown neighborhood catering to those in need. They teamed up to make it all
(on camera): What we're seeing today might be different tomorrow.
(voice-over): Hertz shows us the pantry of unwanted food.
BOTTURA: Maybe I have pepper like this.
DARLINGTON (on camera): It's wrinkled but fun?
BOTTURA: It's wrinkled, but it would be the sell in the super market because it has a face. So it's kind of like the ugly pepper. So they come
DARLINGTON (voice-over): And introduces us to the young cooks his nonprofit has trained, now learning from the masters, and who will run the show once
the Olympics have come and gone. Serving up for a paying clientele at lunch, funding gourmet meals for Rio's less fortunate at night.
Shasta Darlington, CNN, Rio de Janeiro.
MANN: In your Parting Shots, we speak to a photographer who is showcasing the hopes of children growing up in conflict zones. Photographer Vincent
Tramos (ph) One Day I Will is currently on display at the UN headquarters in New York.
(BEGIN VIDEO TAPE)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This project started two years ago in Central African Republican as it was a civil war war going on. I asked a little girl about
her story, and it was too stressful for her to tell that story, and we couldn't finish the interview. So I came up with this idea of asking those
children to come back to me dressed up representing what they want to become when they grow up.
And it was a way for them to express themselves and to tell me about their inspiration and about what they want to do in the future.
The children want some kind of justice after what happened to them. And this reflects in what they want to be or do when they grow up. Some of
them want to become soldiers because they want revenge from Boko Haram, what they did to them or their family. Some others, like this proud
disabled girl standing very proudly, she wants to become a lawyer.
What I find striking about Nigerian refugees who fled Boko Haram attacks is that they're all
very resilient. They lost everything, but they still have this vitality, this unique energy like children have.
For this World Humanitarian Day, I hope the unions will think about how important it is
for these children to get a proper education so they have the same chance for tomorrow.
My name is Vincent Tramon (ph) and this is my Parting Shots.
MANN: One Day I Will on display at UN headquarters in New York.
I am Jonathan Mann. You have been watching Connect the World. Thanks for being with us.