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HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the
law in our country.
DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Because you'd be in jail.
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MAX FOSTER, HOST: An ugly turn in an increasingly vicious campaign. The second U.S. presidential debate is big on threats and jives, but not so
flush with the facts.
We'll get analysis for you and a fact check from the candidate's assertions and we'll look at misogyny in the race.
Also ahead, a familiar affliction in the rise in Haiti as a cholera outbreak strikes the hurricane battered country. We're on the ground with
Plus, smartphone fire fears: Samsung halts production of the Galaxy Note 7. The details just ahead.
Well, Donald Trump's standing within his own party could hand in the balance this hour. Right now, U.S. House Republicans are holding a
conference call with speaker Paul Ryan, a call which could determine if more members of the party drop support for Trump. There's been outrage
following the release of a 2005 videotape in which Trump is heard bragging about unwelcome advances towards women, language that Trump himself has now
apologized for and described as locker room talk.
With less than a month to go in the U.S. election process, things are going from personal to downright ugly. For their second faceoff of the campaign,
Donald Trump came out swinging. He referred to Hillary Clinton as the devil and launched a string of verbal attacks on her and her husband.
For her part, Clinton took aim at Trump's vulgar comments caught on video. Manu Raju has more on the slugfest.
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Donald Trump entered last night's debate with one major goal: to end the crisis engulfing his
campaign after a tape of his vulgar remarks about groping women from 2005 was uncovered.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: This was locker-room talk. I'm not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people.
RAJU: CNN's Anderson Cooper pressing Trump over his crude comments about forcing himself on women. Trump denying he ever actually did that.
TRUMP: I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: So, for the record, you're saying that you never did that?
TRUMP: Frankly, you hear these things, they're said. And I was embarrassed by it, but I have tremendous respect for women.
COOPER: Have you ever done those things?
TRUMP: And women have respect for me. And I will tell you-- no, I have not.
RAJU: Hillary Clinton linking the tape to his past controversial rhetoric.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I said starting back in June that he was not fit to be president and commander in chief. This is who
Donald Trump is. But it's not only women, and it's not only this video that raises questions about his fitness to be our president. Because he has also
targeted immigrants, African- Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities, POWs, Muslims and so many others. RAJU: And as he long threatened, Trump
rehashed old Clinton controversies, bringing to the debate three women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct in the 1990s.
TRUMP: If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse. Mine are words, and his was action.
CLINTON: I am reminded of what my friend Michelle Obama advised us all: "When they go low, you go high."
RAJU: And Trump, in an extraordinary remark, threatening to jail Clinton if he becomes president, over her handling of classified material on her
private e-mail server as secretary of state.
TRUMP: If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.
CLINTON: It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.
TRUMP: Because you'd be in jail.
RAJU: Trump frequently interrupting Clinton throughout the heated exchange.
CLINTON: It's just not true, and so please go...
TRUMP: You didn't delete them?
COOPER: Allow her to respond, please.
CLINTON: Those were personal e-mails, not official.
TRUMP: Oh, 33,000? Yes, right.
CLINTON: Well, we turned over 35,000, so...
TRUMP: Oh, yes, what about the 15,000?
COOPER: Please allow her to respond. She didn't talk while you talked.
RAJU: Clinton becoming visibly frustrated.
CLINTON: OK, Donald. I know you're into big diversion tonight. Anything to avoid talking about your campaign and the way it's exploding, and the way
Republicans are leaving you.
RAJU: Trump at times seemingly uncomfortable, pacing around the stage and hovering over Clinton, the billionaire admitting that he wrote off nearly
$1 billion in losses and didn't pay federal income taxes in some years.
COOPER: Did you use that $916 million loss to avoid paying personal federal income taxes?
TRUMP: Of course I do. Of course I do.
RAJU: Trump making a stunning admission when pressed about Governor Mike Pence, flatly contradicting his running mate's call to use military force
[11:05:04] TRUMP: He and I haven't spoken, and I disagree. I disagree.
MARTHA RADDATZ, DEBATE MODERATOR: You disagree with your running mate?
TRUMP: I think you have to knock out ISIS.
RAJU: Clinton found herself on the defensive, as well, over leaked transcripts of her speeches to banks, including one where she talked about
having different positions publicly and privately.
CLINTON: As I recall, that was something I said about Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was trying to convince some people; he used some
arguments. Convincing other people, he used other arguments.
TRUMP: She lied. Now she's blaming the lie on the late, great Abraham Lincoln. That's one that I haven't heard.
RAJU: The ugly tone of this debate was started with the candidates refusing to shake hands. Ended by both sharing what they respect about each other.
CLINTON: His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald.
TRUMP: She doesn't quit. She doesn't give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She's a fighter.
FOSTER: Ending at least on a positive note. That was Manu Raju reporting there. A CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers gave Clinton the edge with 57
percent saying she won to his 34 percent. And bear in mind that's a less commanding victory, actually, for Clinton than in the first debate. And
debate watchers were slightly more likely to be Democrats than the overall population.
Mark Preston is executive editor for CNN Politics. He has all the debate reaction for us from New York. And Mark, there's almost too much to take
in from this debate, isn't there. But what at one point, if there is one, really resonated in the U.S. afterwards?
MARK PRESTON, CNN POLITICS: You know, a couple of things -- let me just say that the first 15 minutes of the debate was entirely different than the
remaining time in the debate. Donald Trump did something that was extraordinary here in American politics and really took it into the gutter
in a way that we've never ever, ever, ever, ever seen before.
These debates are usually very gentile, to say the least. However, Donald Trump in some ways has put in a performance where he's going to live
another day. And it doesn't mean, though, that Donald Trump has a good chance of winning the presidency at this point. The electoral map, the
states that he needs to win, Max, it's just too difficult at this point I think for Donald Trump to actually pull it off.
FOSTER: That's because of those swing voters and him having to get a few of them on side. What's the big problem there with them? Is it this
debate over his sexist comments?
PRESTON: Yeah, you know, it just certainly was the video that was released on Friday that
we saw drop on Friday. And of course the whole weekend of coverage about that going into the debate last night where he chose to bring three women
who, as Manu was reporting, had accused President Clinton of sexual misconduct and a fourth woman who Hillary Clinton, when she served as a
lawyer, was able to get an assailant -- a rape assailant off.
The bottom line is, is that women right now here in the United States are going to become more alienated from Donald Trump. And quite frankly,
you're going to see that from men as well. And it really comes down to the issue of temperament.
The idea that Donald Trump, when he gets punched once wants to punch you four or five times. And as the commander-in-chief, the leader of the free
world, sometimes you need to take a step back, as you know, and take a deep breath. And Donald Trump doesn't seem to be able to be capable of doing
FOSTER: He went on the -- with his -- apology that he made about that video, he actually went on the attack, didn't he, with the Clintons,
bringing in Hillary's husband and his past experiences. Did any of those blows land on Hillary Clinton? And how did she handle them, because it's
something that does resonate in America as well, that whole issue.
PRESTON: Yes, certainly. A couple things. Whenever you attack Hillary Clinton what we've seen historically, whenever you attack Hillary Clinton
for the indiscretions of her husband, her approval ratings go up because she immediately is considered the victim. So, that is -- from a strategic
standpoint, is not very smart to go after Hillary Clinton for those reasons alone.
But what we saw last night when Hillary Clinton was forced to address the women in the room,
she chose to use a line that Michelle Obama uttered a few weeks ago: when they go low, we go high. Now, that's really important because the
narrative is going to be that Hillary Clinton could have defeated Trump with a knockout punch last night. I don't believe that's true. I believe
that Donald Trump has a core group of support. Those who did not like Hillary Clinton
that are going to continue fueling his candidacy with excitement, and support.
Hillary Clinton had she done that last night I think she would have been in a much more terrible situation than she is now. And even though she
slipped a little bit in the polls, Max, she still is up -- she won by 23 points. And even if you take away -- let's take away ten of those points,
because of the weighting -- there was more Democrats, she won by 13 points. That's incredible.
FOSTER: OK, thank you very much indeed, Mark Preston, for your analysis there.
Well, U.S. foreign policy. Russia's role in Syria generated a heated exchange between the
candidates. Take a listen to this.
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[11:10:09] CLINTON: We see the results of the regime by Assad in partnership with the Iranians on the ground, the Russians in the air,
bombarding places in particular Aleppo, where there are hundreds of thousands of people, probably about 250,000, still left. And there is a
determined effort by the Russian air force to destroy Aleppo.
TRUMP: I don't like Assad at all. But Assad is killing ISIS. Russian is killing ISIS. And Iran is killing ISIS. And those three have now lined up
because of our weak foreign policy.
CLINTON: russia has decided that it's all in, in Syria and they've also decided who they want to see become president of the United States too and
it's not me.
I've stood up to Russia. I've taken on Putin and others. And I would do that as president.
MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS: And I want to remind you what your running mate said. He said, provocations by Russia need to be met with American
strength and that if Russia continues to be involved in air strikes along with the Syrian government forces of Assad, the United States of America
should be prepared to use military force to strike the military targets of the Assad regime.
TRUMP: OK, he and I haven't spoken and I disagree.
RADDATZ: You disagree with your running mate?
TRUMP: I think we have to knock out ISIS. Right now Syria sis fighting ISIS. We have people that want to fight both at the same time.
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FOSTER: Let's bring in Clarissa Ward on this. She's here in London. Matthew Chance is standing by with the view from Moscow.
Did you hear anything new in terms of policy towards Russia and America's place in the
international community, Matthew?
MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Not really actually. I mean, I think there was a lot of stuff in there that we've heard before,
particularly the allegations about Russia wanting to manipulate the outcome of the presidential election, particularly about the issue of how Russia
is not focused on ISIS s and how many the United States should -- there was a Hillary Clinton, try to establish, you know, kind of zones where there
were no aircraft allowed to fly above.
And so, yes, I mean, a lot of this was I think rehashed in -- rehashed comments of the kind that we've heard really played out from a Russia
perspective here in Moscow throughout this election campaign.
FOSTER: Clarissa, in terms of Middle East policy U.S. obviously a huge player in that region. And we heard actually you think from both sides,
the Trump side and the Clinton side. So we do now get a sense that after the election that after a sense this will be a different U.S. policy toward
the Middle East.
CLARISSA WARD, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I think there definitely will be a different U.S. policy. Hillary Clinton you heard there articulating essentially that she would advocate some sort of a no-fly
zone, as Matthew said. She didn't get into details about how she would enforce that, nor did she get into any details about some of the risks that
of course would come with trying to establish a no-fly zone because of course it is Russian fighter jets that own the skies over
Syria along with the air force of Bashar al-Assad's regime. So -- but that would definitely be a departure from the current policy of President Barack
In terms of what a President Trump foreign policy would look like in the Middle East, I think
it's a little bit sketchier, because while he did spend a lot of time shooting down Hillary Clinton's ideas, shooting down Barack Obama's
policies what he didn't really do was articulate what his own policy would look like. So, he called multiple times for we've got to get ISIS, we need
to take out ISIS, Assad and Iran and Russia are killing ISIS. The inference there being that perhaps we would join into some kind of an
allegiance with them, or an alliance with them. The inference being that perhaps they're doing a better job of killing ISIS than the U.S. already
is, even though the U.S.-backed coalition is undoubtedly responsible for the lion's share of attacks on ISIS leadership and strikes on its
So, again, unclear as to exactly what kind of a policy he would promulgate in the Middle East,
but certainly one that seems to be more based in cynicism and realpolitik and less in traditional American Republican ideology, Max.
FOSTER: And what about the spectacle, Clarissa? How does it make America look on the
WARD: Well, you know, Max I've been saying this to everyone. As an American living overseas, the first thing anybody, whether I'm on a
battlefield in Syria or at a dinner party in Paris, the first thing everybody wants to talk about is this election. And I think
there's really a mixture of emotions.
On the one hand, it is undoubtedly extremely compelling entertainment. It's a form of theater and spectacle. And people sort of can't take their
eyes away from it. But on a much more serious level, I think there is deep-seated anxiety in the world from people who look to America as the
leader of the free world, as an example in terms of democracy and capitalism, that the tone of the rhetoric and the tone of the dialogue is
so nasty and so hostile and so aggressive and so thin when it comes to discussing actually real substantive issues and particularly, of course,
Max, international issues.
FOSTER: And Matthew, just in terms of the place of Russia going forward, because Trump and Clinton have moved so far away from each other on the
Russia issue, whoever wins out of this election, it will have a big impact on Russia's place in the world.
CHANCE: Well, I think potentially it will. I think the relationship with the United States and Russia is obviously a key one in international
politics, particularly given the resurgence of Russia over recent years under Vladimir Putin.
It looks like, doesn't it, from the face of it that a Clinton presidency may continue to pursue this kind of tensions or you know have a
relationship which is fraught with tensions with Moscow, if he were elected whereas Donald Trump seems to share the kind of world view, to a much
greater extent, that the Kremlin does.
I mean, he's spoken of course in positive terms about Putin. He's spoken about -- in positive terms about the Russian operations inside Syria. And
he's gone even further than that of course on multiple occasions, talking about how the United States might not necessarily come to the aid of a NATO
ally in the Baltics if it were attacks.
And so this is all music to the Kremlin's ears.
Once in power, though, if he were to get elected, which doesn't look likely according to the latest opinion polls, obviously the realities of the
relationship with Russia would probably kick in.
FOSTER: OK, Matthew in Moscow, Clarissa in London, thank you both very much indeed. We'll have more reaction to the debate coming up.
Students in the Middle East tell us what they think about the slugfest and what the outcome of the U.S. election means for their region and indeed the
world. But first, Haiti struggling to recover in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. We'll have a report from one of the hardest hit areas right after
FOSTER: Now after the storm, the sickness Haiti is now seeing a surge of cholera cases after Hurrican Matthew devastated parts of the country. This
hospital, staffed with just two doctors, health workers say they are being overwhelmed with patients suffering from the water borne disease.
It's been near a week since the storm tore through Haiti and authorities are still struggling to
reach the hardest hit areas to assist survivors and also count the dead.
The official death toll stands at 372, but other media outlets are putting that number much higher. Shasta Darlington has more on the recovery
[11:20:00] SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The closer you get to the coast here in Le Cayes (ph), the greater the devastation --
streets still flooded, some walls still left standing, other times all that's left clothes drying in the sun.
Angelo Joseph (ph) takes us to the home he shared with his wife and child.
And you were here? It's absolutely destroyed.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): I saw the water rising up to my waist, tin roofs flying everywhere. Then a wall came down behind me.
DARLINGTON: Another woman shows me the rubble where her house stood, seemingly ignored by local children playing in the water.
Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti as a category 4 storm, destroying homes, knocking out
electricity, water supply and communications. Now the people of Le Cayes (ph) trying to rebuild after yet another disaster.
The same residents who lost their homes cleaning up what used to be a picturesque port.
I asked if the government has stepped in.
Have you gotten any help here? This was one of the hardest-hit areas.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
DARLINGTON: Down the street, mayhem, when a truck carrying food pulls into a shelter for those left homeless, food that was prepared by tour guides in
Port-au-Prince and driven five hours to Le Cayes (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What I like is people work together, like today we came here. There has actually been a few kids that kind of went two days
without eating a proper meal.
DARLINGTON: One of the biggest concerns is cholera. Authorities rushing in clean water to stave off another cholera epidemic.
Children, some of the island's must vulnerable, at this orphanage, they're improvising.
Do you have rice? What else do you have to eat?
They only have rice and beans right now to cook. They're cooking it over open fires because the electricity is out, really not clear when they're
going to get more supplies and when services will be restored.
Or when Haiti will emerge from just this latest catastrophe.
Shasta Darlington, CNN, Le Cayes (ph), Haiti.
FOSTER: Now here in Europe, German police say they have found more than a kilogram of dangerous explosives in a Syrian refugee's apartment. They
detained Jabbah al-Bakr (ph) after a two-day manhunt. The Saxony crime office says he may be linked to ISIS.
For more, our Atika Shubert joins us now from Berlin.
So much mystery around this, but they're getting to the bottom of it slowly.
ATIKA SHUBERT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, well the most disturbing part is of course those explosives they found in his apartment,
known as TATP. And this, according to police, is the same type of explosives that the Paris and Brussels attackers used.
Now, this is a kind of explosive that can be made from household materials, hydrogen peroxide and acetone. So, the instructions for that can be sadly
very easily downloaded from the internet. And that, apparently, is what tipped off intelligence. They believe that al-Bakr (ph) had been searching
for how to make those explosives.
But the fact that they found the material in his apartment shows how far gone perhaps his planning was. And police believe he was planning to put
it inside a suicide vest.
Now, what the police were heavily criticized for here is the fact that though they were able to find these materials on Saturday, he was
apparently able to slip through their hands. They didn't apprehend him until 48 hours later when he traveled to nearby Leipzig and he actually
managed to meet with other Syrian refugees, that he didn't know from before, convinced them to let him spend the night at their place.
What he didn't know is that these refugees actually recognized his picture from the news. They called police. By the time police arrived, they'd
already tied him up and turned him in. So it's quite an incredible story of what happened over the last 48 hours.
And Chancellor Merkel herself extended her gratitude through her spokesperson, saying she
praised these refugees for helping to turn the suspect in, Max.
FOSTER: She's under this pressure, isn't she, because of her migration policy, allowing all these immigrants in. But as you can prove that the
security services are across any threats, then it does give her something to counter those criticisms she's under.
SHUBERT: It does. But she's still in a very tough position. I mean, remember in August, is when we had this Ansbach attack. This was the first
time we'd seen a bombing attack in Germany connected to ISIS. And since then, German police have been working very hard to thwart other attacks.
And they've been disrupting as much as the network as they can.
And many of those suspects that have been rounded up are refugees. Many of them having come through when the borders were opened last year.
But it is encouraging for Merkel to note that it was refugees that actually apprehended the
suspect and turned him in.
Now, we don't know the identity of those refugees. Police don't want that to be revealed at this point. But it is something that certainly helped
her to communicate her policy on refugees.
[11:25:12] FOSTER: OK. Atika, thank you very much indeed. More as we get it on that.
The latest world news headlines just ahead.
Plus, Donald Trump says no one has more respect for women than he does but his own comments about women have led some Republicans to abandon his
campaign in an unprecedented defection.
And later, more trouble at Samsung. Why the company is pulling the Galaxy Note 7 off the production line for now.
[11:30:14] FOSTER: Houthi rebel in Yemen deny firing missiles at a U.S. warship. The Pentagon says two missiles targeted an American vessel off
Yemen's coast on Sunday. They missed the ship and no damage was done. It happened a day after air strikes blamed d on the Saudi-led coalition killed
at least 155 people at a funeral in Yemen's capital.
Saudi Arabia says it is investigating. CNN's Mohammad Lila is here with more on the growing crisis in Yemen.
And what more can you tell us about the attack on the warship, first of all?
MOHAMMAD LILA, CNN CORREPSONDENT: This is certainly a very big development. The Pentagon says the U.S. warship sailing in the Red Sea was
fired on by two missiles. And what they say is that those missiles came from Houthi-held rebel territory in Yemen.
Now, there's some key things we don't know. We don't know, for example, who fired those weapons -- was it the Houthis, was it ISIS or al Qaeda,
which have a presence in Yemen? And we also don't know if that warship, the USS Mason was the actual target. Were these just warning shots or were
these shots that were errant and just happened to land somewhere near the USS Mason?
Now, the Pentagon says there was no damage. And you and I both know that if there was
any damage we'd be having a very different discussion right now. And I should say, I've spent some of aboard a USS destroyer class vessel out on
open waters, they're some of the fastest ships in the fleet, but they're also massive. They're about 150 meters at least in length. So, they also make very big targets.
So this could have been a very drastic escalation in this conflict. But these missiles missed. So that's why we're hear and having this discussion
And of course you have eluded to this earlier, this comes on the heels of this weekend's air strike on a funeral hall in Yemen. Witnesses say this
was a double tap air strike, about more than 150 people were killed. Saudi Arabia says it's launched an investigation.
But in response to that air strike, a Yemen Houthi rebel leader has called on his forces to mobilize across the country and specifically along the
border region. So there's a lot of concern right now that what we might have seen this weekend could actually be a turning point in this bloody and
deadly conflict that's left millions of people on the verge of starvation.
FOSTER: And in terms of the humanitarian crisis unfolding there, and the sort of picture that we're seeing amid all of this it's getting worse and
worse and worse, isn't it. The civilians caught up in this. The ones that were really suffering here.
LILA: Sure, absolutely. I mean, it's a humanitarian catastrophe. It's also one of the world's most untold stories because it's very difficult to
get access to Yemen.
But what we do know is that one out of every five people in Yemen right now are in danger of starvation. Yemen already is the poorest country in the
Middle East, one of the poorest countries in the world. And the members of the Saudi coalition that are bombing it with
these air strikes are some of the wealthiest countries. So there's certainly a disparity there.
And the United Nations, the World Food Program, they have put out the alarms and they've said, look, this is a humanitarian disaster. And it's
unfolding right before the world.
FOSTER: And in terms of the U.S. involvement there, I mean, how welcome are they in the region?
LILA: Well, this is a very good question. And it applies not just to Yemen, but I guess anywhere in the Middle East. We saw an interesting
reaction from the Americans after the strike on the funeral hall. We know that Aamerica is supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia. They've signed billion
dollar military agreements with Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners. We saw a response from the
Americans after this funeral strike where they said, and there is that quote, was our support for the Saudi coalition is not a blank check.
So we're starting to see what could be a little bit of pushback now from the Americans after so many innocent civilians were killed.
FOSTER: OK, Mohammad, thank you very much indeed for that.
Now, it's locker room talk and it's one of -- and it's one of those things. That's how Donald Trump is describing his comments about women in the 2005
tape that shocked and repulsed many Americans.
In Sunday night's debate, he offered an apology for bragging about being able to get away with what amount also to sexual assault, including
grabbing women by their genitals.
But he immediately tempered that apology with the locker room talk remark., suggesting essentially that men will be men.
CNN moderator Anderson Cooper had to press Trump three times on whether he actually committed that behavior to get him to answer even.
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COOPER: Are you saying that what you said on that bus 11 years ago, that you did not actually kiss women without consent or grope women without
TRUMP: I have great respect for women, nobody has more respect for women than I do.
COOPER: So for the record you're saying you've never did that?
TRUMP: I said things that frankly you hear these things are said and I was embarrassed by it but I have tremendous respect for women...
COOPER: Have you ever done those things?
TRUMP: ...and women have respect for me. And I will tell you no I have not.
CLINTON: What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald Talking about women, what he thinks about women. What he does to women. And he has said
that the video doesn't represent who he is. But I think that it's clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
[11:35:20] FOSTER: Well, Trump's running mate Mike Pence says whilst he was offended by the Trump video, he never considered leaving the ticket.
Pence just appeared on CNN's NewDay. He also played down his apparent disconnect with Trump over use of military force in Syria and instead
played up what they agree on.
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GOV. MIKE PENCE, (R) VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I was speaking specifically about securing the safe zones. And for heaven sakes, Allison,
we have a humanitarian crisis there, 100,000...
ALISON CAMEROTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We sure do.
PENCE: ...children in harms way in Aleppo. We need to be willing, along with other nations in the region, to create a secure pathway for those
people to escape Aleppo before even more violence comes and to have a safe zone that they can repair to.
You have to be willing to deploy resources, including militarily, to make that happen. And Donald Trump and I strongly support the establishment and
securing of safe zones.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
FOSTER: Some Republican lawmakers deserted Trump after that video with his comments as they surfaced there. And yet many others are sticking with
him. As his campaign rolls on full steam ahead, let's talk now more about all of this and the treatment of women in particular, becoming a central
issue in this election campaign.
We are joined by a journalist and political columnist Jill Filipovic. Thank you very much for joining us.
How did you react when you saw those comments for the first time over the weekend?
JILL FILIPOVIC, JOURNALIST: I think I had the same reaction that many American women did, which was this kind of visceral both disgust and a
recognition. I think unfortunately too many American women, women all over the world, have had experiences with men like Donald Trump who
either do sexually assault us or at least talk about it and think it's kind of a funny joke.
And his phrasing, the grabbing comment, which I won't repeat because it's TV and you'll have
to bleep me, it was just such a moment of not necessarily crassness but just such violence nad entitlement. And I think -- you know, somebody
who's a woman, it does feel familiar and incredibly repulsive.
FOSTER: He then went on the counterattack, didn't he with his apology, and attacked the
Clintons, Bill Clinton in particular, for his actual offense against women. Do you think there is any
legitimacy to the argument? Will it resonate?
FILIPOVIC: I don't think it will resonate. I don't know enough about that situation to weigh in on one of those -- whether those allegations are true
or not. I do sort of tend to hedge on the side of believing women who say they've been assaulted, but whether or not the allegations against Bill
Clinton are true, Bill Clinton isn't running for president; Hillary Clinton is.
And I think a lot of women are awfully sick of having to be the kind of moral guardians for the men in our lives. And I think what Trump is
implying is essentially that it's somehow Hillary Clinton's fault if bill Clinton did what the women are alleging that Bill Clinton did. And I think
it's going to turn women off.
I don't think that many of us like hearing that we're responsible not only for our own actions but for the actions of the men we marry and love.
FOSTER: What about the accusation which is directed particularly at Hillary Clinton, that she
then made the situation worse for Bill Clinton's victims as it were, this argument that Donald Trump is claiming that she didn't defend women in the
aftermath of all those allegations when Bill Clinton was president?
FILIPOVIC: Right. Well, I mean, like much of what Donald Trump says, there isn't a whole
lot of evidence to back up those allegations. What we have is Juanita Broaddrick, who is one woman who said that Bill Clinton raped her. And she
alleges that at some point afterward at I believe it was a campaign event, Hillary Clinton approached her and thanked her for her
service to the campaign, and that that was some sort of unspoken and quiet, you know, message or even threat is what Broaddrick says now.
That's sort of all we've got in terms of how Clinton -- Hillary Clinton allegedly intimidated or harassed or threatened the women who have accused
Bill. And regardless of whether one believes those accusations, it's really not a lot.
So, again, I think what Trump is pointing to is, you know, kind of -- sort of a whole set of -- I would call them lies, but at least pretty
significant exaggerations. I'm not sure we have seen any credible evidence that Clinton has done anything that Trump has said she's done.
FOSTER: And materially, this is really about getting votes, isn't it this debate? Obviously, there are much bigger questions about America emerging
out of this and also the world and the debate which really is dominating the world. But there are more female voters than there are male voters in
the United States.
So the assumption is that Trump needs that female vote in order to get into power. But can he get that vote at all and if he does, what's your view on
women who do vote for him, what justification would there be for that?
FILIPOVIC: I think it's looking less and less likely that Trump is going to get the female vote.
You know, Republicans typically tend to lose women, but the sub-category of women that they tend to win, and have won for the last several elections,
is married white women. So, single women vote Democratic, African-American women, Hispanic women overwhelmingly vote Democratic, but married white
ladies tend to vote Republican.
And it's a lot of those same women who are being pretty turned off by some of the comments that Donald Trump is making. And I think it's
strategically pretty smart of Hillary Clinton to really hammer that point.
I think it's something that you really clearly see from the polling is separating married white women in this election from how they voted in the
last presidential election and the one before that.
As for women who are still supporting Donald Trump, and there are certainly some. They're not -- you know, it's not zero women who are voting for him,
I think the unfortunate reality of sexism is that we all live in it. And as somebody who grows up female in a sexist society, it can be so hard to
see, because it's kind of -- you know, if you're a fish, do you realize you're wet? If it's sort of around you everywhere and it's part of almost
everything you experience, it can be really hard to identify.
And so I think for a lot of women, they do hear Trump say this is normal kind of guy locker room banter. And they do think that's normal. And they
do think it's OK for men to talk like that because that's what they're familiar with, and you know, to them that kind of is the standard. I think
that's a scary and unfortunate truth and probably why we need more women in positions of power.
FOSTER: OK, Jill Filipovic, thank you very much indeed. And that debate, and obviously the whole election debate is something that will dominate
over the coming weeks. Thank you very much, indeed for you.
We also wanted to get some reaction from the Middle East on the debate. We'll be visiting a watch party at a campus at New York University in Abu
Dhabi. And here's what some students had to say about the debate performances last night and the importance of the U.S. election there.
CLINTON: It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.
TRUMP: Because you'd be in jail.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a lot of just insults and sort of political posturing between the candidates.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was more about kind of attacking each other and making sure that Americans do know what are the faults of each candidate
CLINTON: Personal emails, not official...
TRUMP: 33,000? Yeah...
CLINTON: Well, we turned over 35,000, so...
TRUMP: Oh, yeah what about the other 15,000?
COOPER: Please allow her to respond.
NICK CHAUBEY, NYU ABU DHABI STUDENT: When the email issue came up, I found her apology to be inauthentic and it certainly did nothing to alleviate my
concerns about her trustworthiness.
TRUMP: There is a problem. And we have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on.
SHATHA ALHASHMI, NYU ABU DHABI STUDENT: He's basically making a claim that Muslims would see terrorism and just, you know, be quiet and wouldn't speak
I did not like hearing that. And I felt it was a little bit offensive towards Muslims as a whole.
THOMAS KLEIN, NYU ABU DHABI STUDENT: That Donald Trump can make such remarks, calling for a total and complete ban, really just -- very
uncomfortable and really antithetical to the religious freedom the United States strives to propagate overseas and claims to have at home.
CLINTON: OK, Donald, I know you're in to big diversion tonight, anything to avoid talking about your campaign and the way it's exploding.
TRUMP: She's got tremendous hatred. And this country cannot take another four years of Barack Obama and that's what you're getting with her.
AZHAR YERZHANOVA, NYU ABU DHABI STUDENT: How ridiculous the pretend situation was. And again, back to the point where they weren't
concentrating on talking about what they would do as president, but it was more about attacking each other on a personal level.
KLEIN: It's uncomfortable at times to think that people come up to me during this presidential election cycle and just say, oh, well, your
country's awful, can you believe the things that someone running for president can say?
FOSTER: That's the view from the Middle East.
This just in to CNN as well, House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will no longer defend Donald
Trump. The highest ranking Republican official in the United States held a conference call with
lawmakers from his party. Just a short while ago, a Ryan spokeswoman says he will spend the next month focused entirely on efforts to elect
Republicans to the House and Senate.
Live from London this is Connect the World. Stay with us. More in a moment.
[11:48:25] FOSTER: Big story in the tech world. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 nightmare just keeps getting worse. A source tells CNN, the company has
temporarily suspended the production of its troubled smartphone just weeks after Samsung said it fixed the battery faults.
Now, some users say even replacement versions of the device are overheating and catching fire.
For more CNN Money's technology correspondent Samuel Burke is here with me in London.
Just set the context here for people with iPhones at least, Samsungs are much bigger in that
SAMUEL BURKE, CNN MONEY: Absolutely, we talk about Apple and iPhone it seems so often, but to your point 23 percent of smartphone marketshare is
held by Samsung, only 14 percent by Apple. So, of course, some people are saying, my god, if this were Apple recalling the iPhone 7, imagine how much
coverage it might get.
FOSTER: Yeah, absolutely.
And this is a story that has been going on and on. You've been reporting about it a lot. The first story about a phone catching fire was quite easy
to grasp. Take us through that timeline.
BURKE: I've been reporting on this for nearly two months now. So, I'd just like to go through a kind of timeline of how these events started
going back to mid-August. Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 7, and it's actually billed as one of the best smartphones ever made, Max. Some people
after reviewing it is the best smartphone ever made. Little do they know that what's coming on August 24 is the first report of fire coming from one
of these phones. And this just keeps on going -- on and on, we see more of these.
And this is interesting to me as a tech reporter, without social media, who knows if we could have linked all these together.
September 2, Samsung announces a recall. But notice the gap here, because they don't actually start recalling them, allowing you to go back to the
store, until September 21.
So now we have the new devices. And then we start getting reports like the one on October 5, now just a few days ago. Where you actually have a phone
with problems on an airplane, thankfully not up in the air, but on October 5 they're able to get people off of that airplane. And it doesn't go for a
flight. But we're seeing lots of reports like these. And Samsung is pushing back hard on us tech journalists with some of these stories.
But now it's a day, October 10, Samsung halts Note 7 production. But you know what's interesting here, Max, look they're only halting production.
They're not recalling that second set of phones.
So, here we have at least anecdotally report after report of people on Twitter, Facebook, the airplane, saying I'm having problems with the phone
that I bought that either wasn't supposed to be affected or one that I got as a replacement and I'm still having problems. But Samsung isn't
recalling those, they're just halting production temporarily.
FOSTER: It does seem as though it's a disaster in terms of brand, but it's not really affecting the company too much. The share price is hardly down
BURKE: Yeah, check out their stock price. It's only down about a percentage and a half, though I have to say that in the past few weeks,
you've seen at times, Samsung's had tens of billions of dollars erased from their stock price.
There are two different stories going on right now. There's an investor who's pushing Samsung for some changes to the way the corporate structure
is. And I think that's what's really kept the stock back up in the past few days. And then you have this negative news as well.
But there's never been a recall like this, so how are investors or even analyst supposed to know what happens next.
FOSTER: OK, Samuel, I'm sure you'll be reporting on it. Thank you very much indeed.
Live from London this is Connect the World. Coming up, the U.S. first lady is on a mission to help educate girls. Our Isha Sesay is part of the
project and speaks to us next.
FOSTER: Well, it's not easy to beat the odds, but all around the world girls are doing it every day. They are overcoming one challenge after
another to get an education. For our Parting Shots, we take a look at a new CNN film that chronicles their fight. And U.S. First Lady Michelle
Obama's efforts to help them in particular. Here's a preview.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MICHELLE OBAMA, U.S. FIRST LADY: First of all, let me just say how impressed I am with all of you, not just the types of stories you've told,
but the way you did it with confidence and with pride. And that's the beginning of becoming a leader is just starting to
do things that you don't feel comfortable doing but you push yourself to do them anyway.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
FOSTER: Well, our very own Isha Sesay joined Michelle Obama for this film alongside a host of other notable women. Isha joins us now us from
Washington. And obviously this is an issue you've shown you care about as well. How did you come together with Michelle Obama on this? And what
did you learn?
ISHA SESAY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: So, hi, Max.
I got a phone call, I was in my office late one evening and got a phone call from asking whether I wanted to go to Africa with Michelle Obama to
tell stories about girls. And, as you can imagine, Max, a, I fell out of my chair at the prospect of telling these stories that are so important to
me and let alone doing it with the first lady.
And it was just -- you know, kind of a dream come true. I've told the stories of women and girls throughout my career here at CNN, you know,
consistently most notably obviously with the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014 where our network took the lead in telling that story.
So, these are issues that are near and dear to my heart. Plus, I'm from the continent. I'm African. I'm a woman who speaks to the value of
education, because my parents were educated and that set me on this course.
So I really wanted to do this. I really wanted to go off to Africa and Morocco and tell these stories. Liberia and Morocco, I should say, and
tell these stories about these amazing girls, Max, that are doing incredible things. And this is such a beautiful film. It is
inspirational. It is sad. It will make you cry. It will make you laugh. So many emotions. But you will come away just knowing the tenacity and the
determination of girls all over the world have to get an education.
[11:55:45] FOSTER: And it's a really interesting part of Michelle Obama's life as well, isn't it. I remember years ago going to Oxford with her,
with a group of London schoolgirls. She wanted to introduce them to the idea of an elite university, showing that it is possible. And that's the
message, isn't it, that you have to open your perspective, really, and know that you can do it.
SESAY: Absolutely. And she -- what she's doing is she goes into these spaces, she goes into a country like Liberia, or Morocco, or Spain is, as
you say, Max, she's broadening the horizons these girls have and she's telling them it's OK to dream. It's OK to dream far bigger than you ever
thought was possible and you can reach for the stars, for the sky. And these girls,
you know, being there in the room, Max, when they met her, you know, the energy there and she trained her focus on them and speaks those words of
encouragement and optimism. I mean, you see it in real time, the impact it's having on them. And they truly believe it.
And so many girls around the world, that's what they need. They need people around them in
their space, in their immediate space, and through TV and other media, to tell them that everything is possible. And this film is testament to that.
And I'm just so proud to have played a small part in it, Max.
FOSTER: Well, thank you very much for doing it for us. Isha, thank you very much indeed. And going to definitely speak to that idea of Michelle
Obama having this immense charisma when she speaks to this issue, really worth watching, "We Will Rise," premiering on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Hong
Kong, 5:00 p.m. in London, 7:00 p.m. in Monrovia, only here on CNN.
I'm Max Foster, that was Connect the World, thank you for watching.