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Trump Squares Off With Allies Over Trade And Russia; Remembering The Life And Legacy Of A Culinary Legend; North Korea Propaganda Visible Ahead Of Historic Meet; Meghan Markle Makes First Appearance On Palace Balcony; Lava Wipes Out Popular Hawaii Vacation Spot; Kevin Durant Named NBA Finals MVP; Warriors Star Honored For Second Consecutive Season; Also Trained American Pharoah In 2015; Health Benefits Of A Trampoline Workout. Aired 7-8a ET
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[07:00:00] ALLISON CHINCHAR, CNN METEOROLOGIST: -- it comes in and dumps maybe a few inches of rain -- most states can tolerate that. But when you have a much slower moving storm, Victor and Christi, that can come in and train over the same spots for hours, if not even days, that's where you end up getting at least a foot of rain, if not two or three.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: All right. Just starting out this hurricane season. Allison Chinchar, thanks so much.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Trump sticking up for Russia and sticking it to allies.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Russia should be in this meeting. Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why is it that he's so interested in flattering one of the most brutal dictators in the world?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What I would say to these European leaders is welcome to America first.
TRUMP: I said I've been preparing all my life. I always believe in preparation. But I've been preparing all my life.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Casinos and theme parks, President Trump may feel right at home next week on Singapore's Sentosa Island, the luxurious location of what some are calling the meeting of the century.
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ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY WEEKEND, with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
BLACKWELL: Good Saturday morning to you. Right now, President Trump and some of America's closest allies are gearing up for what could be a monumental, consequential day here.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Yes. In just two minutes, day two of the G7 summit begins in Canada. And the big questions ahead of today's meeting: are the world's leading powers really considering moving forward without the U.S.? Does America first now essentially mean America alone? And how will the allies react when President Trump does leave the G7 summit early to prepare for his meeting with the North Korean dictator?
BLACKWELL: Despite publicly sparring with the leaders of France in Canada, this was on Twitter this week. Day one, there were no fireworks. Instead, we saw the smiling photo ops, signs of possible progress on trade, even heard a few jokes.
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TRUMP: Well, he's happy --
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BLACKWELL: All right. So, we're monitoring live pictures outside the St. Regis Hotel in Singapore where the North Korean advance team is expected to arrive ahead of the historic Trump-Kim summit. CNN's Boris Sanchez is live in Quebec City, going back to the G7 here. So, no major fireworks today after the talk of indignation and six versus one on Twitter. What do we expect to see today?
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Victor and Christ. At least publicly, probably smiles and handshakes, the sort of cordial images you saw yesterday from President Trump and other world leaders. The backdrop, of course, being tough talk on tariffs and trade from President Trump earlier this week. He directly called out his French and Canadian counterparts: Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau, for what he perceives as unfair trade practices. In response, as you noted, President Macron threatened to move forward without the United States in the G7, saying that the other six nations were essentially ready to essentially leave Trump behind. Trump promised before he departed for Quebec that he would straighten things out. That all world leaders would get together, and they would essentially, in his words, fall in love again. It was a bit chummy yesterday when the president spoke about Trudeau and Macron. Watch this.
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TRUMP: Justin has agreed to cut all tariff and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States. So, I'm very happy.
JUSTIN TRUDEAU, PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA: (INAUDIBLE) is in good shape.
TRUMP: But we are actually working on it. We are actually working on it. But our relationship is very good. The United States has had a very big trade deficit for many years with
the European Union, and we're working it out, and Emmanuel's been helpful in that regard. And something's going to happen. I think it will be very positive.
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SANCHEZ: Certainly, a different tone that we saw unfold on Twitter. This morning, the president is taking part in a breakfast, working session to discuss gender equality, then he takes part of the traditional scroll-signing ceremony before taking part in another group session, and then departing early -- the president was originally set to take part in a number of sessions dedicated to the environment and climate change. He's skipping out on those, essentially getting ready to depart for Singapore at approximately noon. Notably, though, while several other world leaders are holding press conferences with different outlets and open access to the press, President Trump is getting on a plane and heading to Asia, Victor and Christi.
PAUL: All right. Boris Sanchez, appreciate it so much, thank you.
BLACKWELL: Well, the divisions between the president and his allies are becoming even more clear after President Trump suggested Russia should be able to rejoin the G7. British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and most other members were quick to disagree highlighting the reason that Russia was removed from the group several years ago -- that was punishment for invading Ukraine in 2013.
[07:05:21] Now, Senator John McCain, he also slammed the president's comment saying this: "Vladimir Putin chose to make Russia unworthy of membership by invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea." He added, "The president has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies." Joining me now is Kelly Jane Torrance, Deputy Managing Editor of the Weekly Standard. Kelly, welcome back.
KELLY JANE TORRANCE, DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR, THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Thanks, Victor. How are you?
BLACKWELL: I'm doing well, thank you. Hope you are, as well. Let me just start here at the top with a question that I'm sure many people thought when they saw the president say that Russia should be readmitted, they should be at the table. Where did this come from?
TORRANCE: We never really quite know, do we, with Donald Trump. And honestly, I think it's part of his negotiating tactic. It's the same thing with all the bluster on Twitter that we saw. And then, when he gets there, it's, you know, quite chummy. And I think, you know, he likes throwing a spanner in the works. And he, you know, it wasn't enough to question his allies on trade, he also thought to be quite provocative in mentioning Russia. But I have to say, John McCain brings up a great point. When was the last time that Donald Trump had any strong words for Russia? Not certainly about the meddling in the American election, not about what happened in England with the chemical attack on a former Russian spy. He doesn't really say anything that negative about Russians. And so, in a way, it's not surprising that he made this move. But it does seem to come out of nowhere. It's a bit of a non-sequitur. Maybe he's just, you know, hoping, hey, if I get Vladimir Putin on here, I'll have a little bit of backup for all of my anti-European and anti-Canadian comments.
BLACKWELL: Yes, the president likes to say that no one's been tougher on Russia than he has. Let's talk about this communique, which is really just the statement at the end of agreed-upon principles by the members of the G7. It is just a statement, but there has been this possibility raised that there could be one with a consensus between the other six nations but not the U.S. I mean, what would be the significance of that, of reaching something agreed upon principles between the other six, excluding the United States?
TORRANCE: Yes. Victor it would be very surprising. I mean, you know, these statements often are quite vague, specifically so they can get sign-on from every single member of the group. I mean, you've got leaders from seven different countries, and of course the E.U. is also involved. And it's hard to get that number of people to agree on everything. And you have people, diplomats, behind the scenes working, what can we agree on. And that's what, you know, you often get a communique that is kind of vague and, you know, talks about values and working together, and often a look toward the future rather than saying this is what we've agreed to right now. And so, if they didn't get some kind of U.S. sign on -- off on this, it would be very surprising. And I'm sure that the diplomats are working to figure out something. But it is interesting -- I mean, Donald Trump sees diplomacy and working with other countries as a zero-sum game. Hey, if you win something, I lose something. Whereas, really, groups like this are meant to work together to find things that are going to benefits all nations, which, of course, free trade is one of those things that does benefit all nations, but Donald Trump disagrees.
BLACKWELL: And we'll have to see if the contentious relationship that we are learning about -- we're not actually seeing it because there are smiles and jokes face to face. But of course, we saw the back and forth on Twitter, if that has some consequence beyond just these discussions of economies. Kelly Jane Torrance, thanks so much.
TORRANCE: Thanks, Victor.
PAUL: Well, this morning, former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort and his lawyers striking back at new charges brought in the Russia investigation.
BLACKWELL: Manafort and a close business associate with ties to Russian intelligence are now charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, stemming from alleged witness tampering. Manafort's defense team says the charges are based on their characterization here -- the thinnest of evidence, and they say that Manafort's right to a fair trial may have been irreparably damaged
PAUL: Still to come, we're talking about culinary legend, Anthony Bourdain. His friends are sharing some very personal stories with us. And we're also sharing some of your stories regarding how he touched you.
BLACKWELL: Plus, the North Korea propaganda machine is working overtime now with posters of peace ahead of the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.
[07:10:02] PAUL: And a live look for you here from London at the trouping of colors. Crowds have gathered to celebrate the queen's 92nd birthday. Stay close.
BLACKWELL: The world is mourning CNN's Anthony Bourdain after the legendary chef took his life yesterday. As a world traveler and journalist, he brought the diversity of world into our homes. CNN has received so many heartfelt stories about Anthony and how he touched their lives. And one person wrote, "he inspired me to be more open and open-minded about other people's cultures, and to be generally a kinder person to others and to not be afraid of trying new things or cuisines." Another read this way, "Tony literally changed the way I travel." Now, we want to continue to hear from you, so share your stories about Bourdain's influence in your life on CNN.com. And we will post them online throughout the weekend.
[07:15:06] Now, his friends have also been sharing their memories with us, giving us a glimpse into his life off camera.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody would always ask me what's he really like, and the fact is he was exactly like what you saw on T.V. And I think that's what people loved about him. He was a straightforward, a straight shooter, and he called things the way he saw it. And, and I can't believe he's not here anymore. We need people like him. He was so beloved. He was much more sensitive than people realized because of his bravado, because of the way he ate, and the he -- you know, his foul language, beautifully used, artfully used, his foul language. They don't realize how sensitive he was. He was an enormously sensitive person, which is why he helped so many chef; he was so helpful. That combined with extraordinary intelligence, gave him that bravado and the combination of that intelligence and sensitivity made him one of the great storytellers of our time.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This was a man who really devoured the world, you know, who modeled for us a kind of adventurousness, of fearlessness. I think, there are no shortage of Americans who have gone in search of delicious food and place they never would've beforehand, who have an appreciation for other cultures because Anthony Bourdain encouraged them to. His legacy is a sort of open-mindedness not just toward food, but toward culture, and inclusiveness not just about food but about everything. And this appetite for life that makes what happened so hard to understand. And I think it's important to remember that because we think we know people from the outside. You know, we look at someone like him who had such confidence, who had such joy in life. We don't know everything about them. And I think a moment like this happening a couple of days after Kate Spade's death, I think it compels us to take a close look at people around us and to realize as we give them support, as we give people love, that we never know anyone as well as we believe we do.
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PAUL: Psychologist and Emotional Dynamics Expert, Dr. Erik Fisher, with us right now. You were talking just a moment ago with me about how you were on the phone with somebody for a couple of hours last night trying to walk them off the ledge essentially of doing the same thing that we've seen from Kate Spade, from Anthony Bourdain. Do these public instances prompt more private instances?
DR. ERIK FISHER, PSYCHOLOGIST AND EMOTIONAL DYNAMICS: Sometimes they can. Sometimes we have our situations in life that just -- we see a connection or feel connection to people that we don't know what to do with when we have these experiences and we feel that pain, and it resonates with us, and sometimes we feel like maybe if this person could find what seems to be an entire solution of their problem, then they found their answer. But suicide is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem -- and we need to recognize that.
PAUL: And they don't necessarily -- they don't always necessarily want to die, they just want the pain to die. Is that safe to say?
FISHER: Oh, it is. And to me, it's always that, that we just don't know how to stop the pain. So, what we have to look at in this context is how do we interpret emotions in our culture? I think we have -- we need a lot of help that. But to me, every emotion exists for a purpose. That the purpose for those emotions is to help us to learn more about ourselves and more about life. Instead, we take our emotions and we bury them inside; we push them away; we don't -- because we're not taught the value of emotions. Sadness lets me know when I feel pain. Failure tells me when it's time to learn. Shame lets me know when I need to do -- when I've done something to myself I need to fix. And that's one thing Anthony Bourdain said in an interview I was looking at, is that he said, "I have hurt a lot of people in my life, essentially, and that's a shame I have to live with." We don't have to live with shame and guilt and pain when we learn the value of those emotions and what they can teach us.
PAUL: Once you learn -- yes, once you learn the value of it and how you can grow from is when you can really let it go.
FISHER: Right, exactly.
PAUL: OK. There are some contributing factors, certainly. Everyone has their own reasoning for why they do what they do. The CDC has compiled a list of some of the most common anxieties that might someone to take their life -- that might get them to that point. Talk to us about what those are.
FISHER: Well, of then, you know, 46 percent of people who commit suicide have a mental health issue. We have job issues, we have immediate crises, relationship issues, all these things are things that -- and even physical. We found out about Robin Williams much later that he had this emerging physical diagnosis that was with the progression of that would have potentially resulted in becoming debilitated. And he felt like he didn't want to be a burden on his family. So, we have to see again, even in these situations when we look at these issues, we have to reach out and build a stronger sense of community. We need to learn to connect people because these issues while challenge, when we bring the people in our lives who care about us, support us, we're not thinking when we want to end our life the impact on them often. Even when we feel like maybe it will be easy on -- easier on them if I'm not here, it's not because we're left to pick up the pieces in our life and the lives of those that cared about us are all going through the same pain.
[07:20:15] PAUL: So, you mentioned, you know, making that community available. How do you do that when as so many people said they didn't see this coming from Kate Spade. They didn't see this coming from Anthony Bourdain. People who are in those situations and so overcome can also be very good actors and actresses. They don't want you to know and they take great pains to make sure you don't. So, how do we remedy that to find some sort of solution?
FISHER: This is the difference between somebody's ideal view of self and their feel view of self. And I would say the more disparity there is between your ideal view or what you want to present to the world, and your feel and then your real and what really comes out, we have to look at all those pieces and say how do we help our world and people around us become more authentic and know that there is no true feeling of bad or wrong or weak when we realize the value of our experiences. We have to create that sense of connection. Starts with our kids. Because our kids are going to become the adults tomorrow. We have to acknowledge how we're broken, because when we can recognize how we're broken, then we can start to seek change. What I see now is people looking at other people's lives and say, look what this person and then this person.
PAUL: Comparison is the thief of joy. I tell my kids that all the time. And I'm wondering, are we just expecting too much from ourselves these days?
FISHER: I believe we are. Because if you look at a lot of people who end their lives and their expectations of what they thought they were supposed to be are often much higher than they can be. So, they never feel satisfied -- even Kate Spade. You know, Anthony Bourdain said he had an unhappy soul. So, we have to look at these people who were not able to be in the moment because we're living in what can I do tomorrow to make myself better, better comes from in here. Happiness comes from in here, not out here. And it's in the quality of those moments we have in our moment, and him appreciating the taste of food, the emotion of food, and what he said he lived in his everyday life, but he couldn't shake those other issues because in some way maybe he was running from what he was feeling and couldn't face some of those emotions like we all need to learn to face together.
PAUL: This are great analysis to help us, you know, understand what's going on and what we need to be doing ourselves to help people who feel like they're in that place. Thank you.
FISHER: Thank you.
PAUL: So much. Victor? BLACKWELL: Well, of course --
PAUL: Oh, by -- go ahead.
BLACKWELL: Of course, we know that there was nobody like Anthony Bourdain, and there was no show like "PARTS UNKNOWN." CNN pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain a special night episode that start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern right here on CNN. And if you or anyone you know needs help, call the number that you see here on your screen. It's the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Available 24/7.
All right. We are continuing to follow President Trump this morning as he wraps up his meetings with other world leaders at the G7 summit. The next hour, we expect to see all the leaders at a breakfast focused on gender equality. It's also President Trump's final working session this morning, then heads off to Singapore for the meeting with Kim Jong-un. We'll bring it to you live as it happens.
Also, the North Korea propaganda machine. You're seeing the posters here, the fruit of that. Also, messages of friendly ties ahead of the historic summit between Trump and Kim.
[07:28:25] BLACKWELL: All right, in just minutes, President Trump will meet with some of the country's closest allies right here. The beautiful Charlevoix region there of Quebec. Day two of the G7 summit kicks off in Canada in minutes. But after we all saw the public sparring with leaders of France and Canada on Twitter, they won no major contention, no fireworks there. Said, we heard the jokes and saw the photo ops with world leaders and talk of potential progress on trade disputes.
PAUL: Later today, though, the president will be leaving the G7 early to head to Singapore to prepare for his historic summit with Kim Jong- un. That meeting, of course, scheduled for Tuesday.
And CNN's Will Ripley is taking a look at what the North Korean propaganda machine is saying ahead of this historic summit.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you really have the transformation?
WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: If you want to know what President Trump wants from Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, he'll tell you --
TRUMP: This is the key to what we're doing on denuclearization --
RIPLEY: Or he'll tweet it. But North Korea's supreme leader doesn't stop for journalists or use social media. So, to get a sense of what Kim Jong-un is thinking, the best bet is to look at what his government is telling its people. Propaganda sets the tone for the entire country, and the message is changing.
[07:30:02] "I've been to North Korea almost 20 times. And I can tell you, people there have always treated me with respect."
But for more than 60 years since the brutal Korean War, America has been public enemy number one. A narrative constantly reinforced by the North Korean government.
RIPLEY: What if I told you I'm an American, do you want to shoot me, too?
NORTH KOREAN KIDS (through translator): Yes, yes.
RIPLEY: North Koreans have almost no internet access. State broadcasters don't run all day even if there is enough electricity to turn on the T.V.
So that makes posters like these a highly effective way for the government to communicate and the best way for us to track Pyongyang's priorities.
This year as Kim Jong-un has been on a diplomatic charm offensive, government propaganda has lightened up a lot. Posters like these are popping up in Pyongyang, telling people to believe in a newfound peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The colors have meaning, too. Blue and green indicating peace, harmony, integrity. The gold stands for prosperity and glory. These new posters don't feature any red or black. The colors of war and aggression, used on posters like the ones I saw all over North Korea last year.
I've had the chance to ask North Koreans what they think with government guides always nearby, their answers always seem to echo state propaganda. So if you're wondering whether North Koreans will change their minds about Americans after Kim meets Trump in Singapore, look for propaganda that paints old enemies in an entirely new light. Will Ripley, CNN.
BLACKWELL: All right, joining me now, Sue Mi Terry, former CIA, North Korea analyst, and former White House official. Sue, welcome back to the show.
SUE MI TERRY, SENIOR FELLOW FOR KOREA CHAIR, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Hi, thanks.
BLACKWELL: All right. So, the president frames this now as a getting-to-know-you meeting with Kim. Is that simply to lower expectations from your perspective, or -- I mean, can the president realistically leave this meeting without some agreed upon denuclearization first steps and call it a success?
TERRY: Well, I do think he's lowering his -- everybody's expectation after really raising the bar, raising and acting like we're going to really get to denuclearization. I do think where there's going to be a joint statement for sure and even an agreement. That's not a problem with North Korea.
You have to remember that we been dealing with North Korea for past 25 years. And there are many agreements with North Korea, so, that's not the hard part.
Optics are going to be good, there's going to be some sort of joint statement. There's going to be some sort of agreement, it's after that. Can't -- is this real, is this different this time from the past agreements and past negotiation? I think that's the question.
BLACKWELL: So, let's talk about the reality. The reality that Kim has brought his country, this far along in its nuclear development and the reporting is obviously that it is for the protection of the regime. So that they are taken seriously and that they won't be a threatened, they won't feel vulnerable.
To come to this point and now say, "OK, I'll give it all up for the end of these sanctions," do you think that's plausible?
TERRY: No, not all of it up, not in a complete, verifiable, irreversible manner. When North Korea is defying to denuclearization, they have always meant the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, if the region security is guaranteed, if the U.S. host the policy ends, there's a lot there.
What is that mean? If there's an end of U.S.-South Korea alliance government, if the U.S. troops leave South Korea if the U.S. ends the extended nuclear umbrella that we have over South Korea and Japan. This is what North Koreans have always meant.
So, maybe there is an agreement, but only if there's also a peace treaty if we have to give a lot to the -- on the table. And even then, maybe they will give up elements of the nuclear program. But get to that irreversible part, verifiable part, I think, that's going to be difficult. Verification is something that's going to be very difficult and it will take years for it to happen if it happens.
BLACKWELL: Do you -- do you believe that there will be some statement, some communique out of this meeting? We heard from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, overnight speaking with some Asian news outlets that he believes that that's possible too.
So, for this single meeting, what do you think is realistic that there will go as far as taking the first steps, or agreeing to the first steps of denuclearization, or will it be working in cooperation to end the Korean War, something similar like that?
TERRY: Yes, I do think an optimistic scenario that could happen, there is some sort of joint statement where North Korea commits to denuclearization even as the way we define it, not just the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And perhaps, there is some sort of conclusion -- agreement to end the war.
But I hope it's a peace declaration rather than agreement for peace treaty, because treaty -- peace treaty means, it really later undermines the justification, where legal justification of U.S. troops staying in South Korea.
But I think at most, maybe we can -- where -- you know, there is some sort of peace declaration that's not -- that's more political and does not illegal. And you know, just a joint statement on denuclearization for normalization, something like that. That's all I expecting.
[07:35:26] BLACKWELL: All right, Sue Mi Terry, good to have you.
TERRY: Thank you.
PAUL: So, just a couple of moments ago here, Meghan Markle, made her debut on Buckingham Palace balcony for the Queen's birthday celebration, you see her there in the pink. We are live from London with you, showing you what's happening there today. Stay close.
BLACKWELL: And from the Duchess to the King, the Warriors are the new champs, but the question is now what's next for LeBron James?
[07:40:17] PAUL: So, the Queen turned 92, that's in April. But today is the official celebration of her birthday in the United Kingdom. It's a military parade called Trooping the Colour.
BLACKWELL: Now, the Queen is joined by the royal family, including the newest member, Meghan Markle, formerly known as the Duchess of Sussex, who just made her debut on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
CNN's Nina dos Santos and Richard Fitzwilliams joins us now from London. Nina is live outside Buckingham Palace there. So, first, Nina, tell us about this moment and today's celebration.
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, well, you're right. Well, just about two minutes ago, we saw the new Duchess of Sussex make her official first foray into what is the most public of public engagements that we see every year at the Royal Family.
Obviously, Trooping the Colour has been something that the Queen has insisted that all of her close family take part in of. And she's been participating in it for most of her life, there is only one year where she missed this particular event and that was because of a general strike.
U.K. monarchs, since 1748, Victor, had the ability to enjoy two birthday celebrations. This, as you said, is the official one. It's basically when the monarch has the chance to inspect their troops. And that's what's been going on over the course of the last hour or so we've seen many marching bands, 1,400 soldiers, 200 very expert cavalrymen, as well.
And the Queen has been outside Buckingham Palace, down to horse guards, inspecting her troops. Then, she's come back here toward the palace, and that was when other members of the royal's family gathered upon the balcony to welcome her back.
They'll going to be making another big appearance here on this balcony in about 15 minutes' time that's because there'll be a 41-gun salute to mark the Queen's 92nd birthday. And then, the whole event will come to a close with a fly-by which will include, of course, those famous red arrows of that trains of blue, white, and red smoke. Victor and Christi, back to you.
BLACKWELL: All right, Nina dos Santos, for us there. Thanks so much.
PAUL: So, Richard, Richard Fitzwilliams with us here. I understand the Queen did recently have eye surgery. Do we know how she's doing on this big day?
RICHARD FITZWILLIAMS, CNN ROYAL COMMENTATOR: Apparently, it was some extremely successful operation. She was seen wearing dark glasses, but all according to the reports we have seem to have gone well, I'm delighted to say.
BLACKWELL: So, as Nina just told us that the Queen has participated, has traveled every Trooping the Colour for her reign, except for 1955. So, what does this mean for her, for the royal family?
FITZWILLIAMS: Well, it is the parade which marks the official birthday of the sovereign, and there a five regiments of put the Queen as a colonel in chief of them. And they take in turns to Troop the Colour which is a great honor, and it's important that this ceremony is understood because in battle centuries ago, you had the Colour as a rallying point whereby there's smoke and dust, and noise of battle, you could distinguish friend from foe.
The last time Colours were used were 1881, in the first Boer War, and subsequently, the Colour is trooped in front of the sovereign. This has happened every year, since 1820, and the sovereign has attended this since Edward VII. And what occurs is the Federation of the Colour, it's consecrated, it's presented by the sovereign, and it's also got the red room's battle honors. So, it's something that is especially valued.
PAUL: All right, Nina dos Santos and Richard Fitzwilliams, some really beautiful pictures here that we're seeing out of London this hour. Thank you so much for helping us understand exactly what the significance this here, why this is so special, and look at some of the folks there. And the children, of course, who I'm sure are in awe of the whole spectacle. Thank you, sir.
FITZWILLIAMS: A pleasure.
BLACKWELL: All right, big weekend in sports and Andy Scholes has it all covered. He's at the Belmont Stakes, but, of course, there is more happening this weekend. Andy?
ANDY SCHOLES, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Yes, that's right, Victor. The Warriors wrapping up the NBA Finals with a sweep. Big question now, where will LeBron play next? We'll hear from him.
Plus, we'll hear from legendary trainer Bob Baffert, about the chances justify makes history later today. [07:44:54] PAUL: And less we were to tell you about another victim we've learned of the Kilauea Volcano. We're talking about an area on the island there, with a popular vacation and snorkeling destination. Look at it now, these new pictures we're getting in. Lava has turned Hawaii's Kapoho Bay into just a chunk of black rock.
BLACKWELL: Can you believe it's been more than a month now since the Kilauea Volcano erupted in Hawaii still going strong? We've got video this morning of new lava flow. This is going wide into the ocean and it's pouring over about a kilometer and a half of shoreline on the East Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
PAUL: This big steam bursts you see rising up, that's the laze we've been talking about. That dangerous cloud full of toxic gas and tiny glass particles, as well. Some of the most stark pictures, though, you might notice here is where the lava is not -- that's a collapse crater there that exists after the lava drained in the last month.
While some residents living in this area affected by lava have been allowed to return home, we're happy to tell you they are warned. They need to be ready to leave again at a moment's, notice this is not over.
[07:50:17] BLACKWELL: Yes, well, for the third time in four years, the Warriors are NBA champions.
PAUL: Andy Scholes is in New York with more on this morning's bleacher report. I can just tell you, Andy, my kid said, again?
SCHOLES: Yes, well, guys there was no surprise in these NBA Finals. The Warriors yet again winning another championship and as long as this group stays together, who knows how many more times we'll be having this same exact conversation?
Kevin Durant was as good as it gets in these NBA Finals. He was named the Finals' MVP for a second year in a row. And Game Four of these series was not much of a game at all. The Warriors beating the Cavs easily, 108-85 to complete the sweep really cementing themselves as one of the NBA's dynasties.
KEVIN DURANT, SMALL FORWARD, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Getting up every day, going to work with these guys is -- you know, is amazing. The environment is incredible, it's good for you to be around guys like this and helps you become a better basketball player and a better man. This is a journey that's better than destination. You know, I'm happy I'm a part of this group.
SCHOLES: Now, was this LeBron's last game in Cleveland? That's the big question now heading into the offseason. And it turns out, LeBron played most of this series with a broken hand that he suffered after punching a whiteboard after the Game One loss. He was wearing a cast during his postgame interviews and explained what happened there, and he talked about his future.
LEBRON JAMES, SMALL FORWARD, CLEVELAND CAVALIERS: Self-inflected, postgame after Game One. Very emotional, you know, I let the emotions get the best of me and pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand. So, that's what it is. When I decide what I'm going to do with my future, I mean, my family and the folks that have been with me for the last -- you know, 20 years pretty much, will have a say so. And then, ultimately come down to me. So, we'll see what happens.
SCHOLES: Out here Belmont Park, we could see history today as justify looks to become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown. Now, justify is trained by Bob Baffert, he also was the trainer for American Pharoah 3 years ago when he broke that 37-year Triple Crown drought. And I got the chance to speak with Baffert yesterday, and he said that justify, it compares to some of sports all-time greats.
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BOB BAFFERT, RACEHORSE TRAINER, AMERICAN PHAROAH: It's a privilege to have a horse like this, and you just don't want to -- you want to stay out of their way. You know, don't mess it up, I feel this pressure, you know, like, you've got this really good athlete. You've got -- you know, you've got LeBron James, you've got Michael Jordan -- you know, you better win a championship, dude. You're surrounded -- you know, like Alabama, you've got all these good players, you better win it.
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SCHOLES: And justify the big favorite here today, we'll see if he can make history. The race he'll get going about 6:45 Eastern. And guys, you know, I was here three years ago when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, 90,000 on hand, it was an incredible atmosphere. One of the best I've ever been a part of in sport. Now, we'll see if it can happen again here today.
PAUL: All right, OK, Andy, thank you so much. Have fun out there.
And listen, just a few hours from now, the president is wheels up from the G7 summit headed for a historic sit-down with Kim Jong-un.
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[07:57:54] BLACKWELL: All right, this week's "STAYING WELL" now. Trampolines, they're not just for kids. Watch.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Come on, pick it up, pick it up.
JESSICA SMITHGALL, OWNER, OUR DEFINE: ATLANTA: Rebounding is the fitness term for bouncing on a trampoline. Rebounding works out your entire abdominal core, your glutes, your hamstrings, all the muscles in the legs. The basic bounce is the main position. We also do jogs on the trampoline, pulling the knees up to the chest. We do jumping jacks.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Left, right, are you ready? 50 seconds, let's go.
LAURA FRYER, FOUNDER, BLUE HOMINY PUBLIC RELATIONS: I have always had knee issues, I used to do cross country in high school and had to stop that because I had a lot of joint pain. With rebounding, and get the great cardio workout, the great calorie burning, but you don't have that impact on your joints.
SMITHGALL: We try to keep the movements very small and controlled. Anyone who has a recent injury should check with their doctor.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Rebounding is great for circulation, it's great for balance, it's great for improving flexibility. Try to minimize the big wobbles in the physical therapy world, it's great when you retrain the muscles and joints because as the trampoline is constantly changing and moving, the body has to respond to what the trampoline is doing.
They could be doing jumping exercises, weight shifting exercises. They could be doing strengthening exercises.
FRYER: I did jump on a trampoline when I was a kid. It has brought back that nostalgic feeling for me and it's a really fun way to work out.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Keep it going.
BLACKWELL: All right, live pictures here, London, outside of Buckingham Palace, where you have huge crowds that are walking up to see the royal family out on the palace balcony there. And we will see the Queen out with the family.
Meghan Markle, having her debut this morning with the family on the balcony. Our executive producer is British, so that may explain why we're doing this so often throughout the morning. Let's just tell the truth, but we're going to see --
PAUL: There will be an Air Force -- British Air Force flyover.
PAUL: We should point out, and here is she comes. There is the Queen. Can we drop the banner, so we can see her there? We go, and I believe she's going to then be accompanied by the entire family as we see that flyover celebrating her birthday. There is, of course, Kate and William, the George and Charlotte. We need to see Meghan. Where is Meghan? That's what people have been waiting to see, as well.
BLACKWELL: That's the Duchess of Sussex, I'll have you know.
PAUL: Sorry, that's right. (INAUDIBLE). And she no longer Meghan, we're not allowed to call at them, I thought they said we could.
Already and Meghan's in the background, we see. All right.
BLACKWELL: I'm told this is a Lancaster Bomber and two stealth fighters flying overhead. Again, coming from an executive producer who has been looking forward to this morning. Still waiting to see Duchess Meghan.
PAUL: Duchess of Sussex.
BLACKWELL: And we'll have more throughout the morning. Stay with us for the next hour.