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0UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is "NEW DAY WEEKEND" with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR, NEW DAY WEEKEND: Good new day to you. Crisis created, crisis averted. The U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal to avoid the threat of tariffs on Mexican goods.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR, NEW DAY WEEKEND: Yes. The announced was -- the news was announced in a tweet by President Trump after 11 hours of negotiations yesterday. This is part of the deal. Mexico has agreed to deploy National Guard troops throughout their country, take on human smuggling operations and allow migrants who are caught crossing into the U.S. to be returned to Mexico as they await a decision on their asylum claims. Now, in exchange, the U.S. has agreed to speed up the asylum process.
BLACKWELL: Let's go now live to the White House with more on the deal and CNN White House correspondent Sarah Westwood. Sarah, good morning to you.
SARAH WESTWOOD, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Victor and Christi. And yes, after those marathon talks at the State Department and three days of really intense negotiations between Mexican officials who had come to Washington and people from the Trump administration, a deal was reached late last night that would involve Mexico stepping up its immigration enforcement actions. The Mexican ambassador described what Mexico agreed to as "unprecedented steps." Take a listen to what the Mexican ambassador had to say.
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MARTHA BARCENA, MEXICAN AMBASSADOR: As a result of these discussions, the United States and Mexico commit to a Mexican enforcement search. Mexico will take unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration to include the deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border. Mexico is also taking decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks.
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WESTWOOD: Now, President Trump had threatened to impose 5 percent tariffs on all imports from Mexico starting Monday and that 5 percent would have ratcheted up progressively to the fall until it hit 25 percent unless Mexico agreed to do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S..
Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, they have been describing the situation at the southern border as a crisis as more migrants seeking asylum, many of them families, come into the U.S. and we have run out of detention space along the southern border. That's according to the Trump administration.
So President Trump announced this deal on Twitter yesterday writing, "I am pleased to inform you that the United States has reached a signed agreement with Mexico. The tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday against Mexico are hereby indefinitely suspended. Mexico in turn has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through Mexico into our southern border. This is being done to greatly reduce or eliminate illegal immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States. Details of the agreement will be released shortly by the State Department. Thank you."
Now, President Trump's threat to impose these tariffs had threatened the markets, had even rankled Republicans on Capitol Hill who did not like the economic uncertainty introduced by the president's tariff threats, but as you mentioned, Victor and Christi, this seems to be a crisis averted as the tariffs are now no longer going into effect in just a couple of days.
BLACKWELL: Sarah Westwood for us at the White House. Sarah, thank you. Now, with the increased border enforcement and helping breaking up trafficking networks, the U.S. got almost everything it wanted from Mexico.
PAUL: Yes, but the talks are going to go on for another three months as the U.S. and Mexico are continuing to focus on migrant crossings and asylum issues. CNN national correspondent Dianne Gallagher is with us live from El Paso, Texas with Mexico's reaction to this deal. Dianne, good morning to you. What are you hearing this morning?
DIANNE GALLAGHER, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Christi, Victor. And look, I'm going to tell you here in El Paso on both sides of the border right now there is relief that there are not going to be any sort of tariffs implemented. The president of Mexico tweeted shortly after President Trump did thanking all Mexicans, saying that it was possible to avoid the imposition of tariffs on Mexican products exported to the United States. He then noted that the foreign minister is going to give details of the arrangement and noted that they will gather today in Tijuana at 5 o'clock in the afternoon to celebrate.
Initially, that was kind of planned as almost a protest for people who wanted to speak out against these tariffs for fear that they were going to be implemented yesterday based on some of the rhetoric from the president. Look, here in El Paso, they've seen one of the greatest increases in people crossing the border trying to come here, claim asylum, trying to come here, visit family members, live with family members who were already here. Just last month, 133,000 people were apprehended trying to cross the border illegally.
[06:05:05] Look, most of them were families. Eleven thousand of them, just a little more than that, were unaccompanied children and they're experiencing kind of that overcrowding in not just our processing centers, but their shelters here. They've had to fly them to other states, fly them to other cities while they await trying to go through this process and so in some cases, it may alleviate some of that backlog by sending those people who are waiting for asylum to either be approved or denied back to Mexico.
But, look, we've seen reports from Juarez right across the border that a lot of the people who were waiting there don't necessarily feel safe either and so this is likely going to open up a new can of worms for people who live in these border communities. And to be very honest, Christi, Victor, the last time the president announced some of these more strict type of immigration regulations, that's when we started to see this surge in migration from those Northern Triangle countries.
A lot of experts believe that the more that the rhetoric is punched up in the United States -- because they are paying attention. They're being told, hey, you need to go ahead and get there now before you're not going to be able to get there at all. And so in part, they believe that is -- that is due to why we're seeing this extreme spike in immigration here over the past couple months and so we'll see if this is going to have any sort of effect in the coming, you know, 90 days.
PAUL: No doubt. Dianne Gallagher, thank you so much.
BLACKWELL: With us now, CNN political commentator Errol Louis. Errol, good morning to you.
ERROL LOUIS, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Good morning.
BLACKWELL: I want to start here with, you know, we're about 10 hours out from the resolution of this tariff threat. Can the president's supporters justifiably, this morning, call this a win for his administration?
LOUIS: Oh, sure. Absolutely they can. The president himself has taken credit for this in the past saying that it is his tough talk, it is his threat of trade wars that has changed policies. Now, you know, we saw the statement from the Mexican government. If the Mexican ambassador, if I can meet her body language correctly and the words that she was reading, they're going to make a good-faith effort. Well, will that effort actually stop the flow of migrants passing from Central America up through Mexico to the -- to the U.S. border? I doubt it, but they're going to make a good-faith effort.
The administration here will claim victory. The Mexican administration will say we're doing the best we can. Will the numbers actually change, however, is a different question.
BLACKWELL: Now, of course is the question if you redeploy Mexican forces to the southern border, that takes them away from fighting the drug cartels, fighting organized crime and the numbers of migrants could stay the same. You're just switching one nationality for another.
LOUIS: Well, that's right. Listen, Victor, everything we know about this suggests that the near collapse of the government in Honduras, the inability to maintain law and order, there are rampaging gangs that are creating a humanitarian disaster down there are the force that is pushing all of these migrants north.
It's not the the ineffectiveness of the Mexican government. It's not even their ability to sort of go in and stop things from happening in Guatemala and Honduras because they don't have that ability. Only the U.S. has, I think, the capability of providing the aid and the guidance and really trying to sort of stabilize those societies. If that's not going to happen, we're going to continue to see a flow of people desperately seeking safety and they're going to be heading north.
BLACKWELL: Let's talk about the strategy here because the president made a very similar threat just two months ago. In March, there were 104,000 apprehensions at the southern border. March 29th, the president tweeted this, "If Mexico doesn't immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the United States through our southern border, I will be closing the border or large sections of the border next week." Well, that week came and went. He didn't close the border.
In May, there were 144,00 and the pattern repeats. May 30th, he tweeted, "The United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into our country from Mexico until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico and into our country stop." How plausible were these tariffs from the beginning or was it just about the threat that he knew his party wasn't going to stick with him and he got the influence from the Chamber of Commerce and the rest?
LOUIS: Yes. Sure. The strategy seems to be to threaten to disrupt things on both sides of the border and I mean, look, that's consistent with everything he's said since he hit the campaign trail in 2015, Victor. He said I'm going to disrupt things and, you know, even if it's not practical, even if it's not plausible, even if it won't accomplish the goal, this is what I'm going to do.
So yes, Mexico sends us about $345 billion of goods every year and so a 5 percent tariff would have been in the $17 billion range. It would have been enormously disruptive to Mexican companies, to the U.S. supply chains, the textile firms, the automobile industry, all of the people here on this side of the border who rely on those goods and services.
[06:10:10] And so yes, we could have, you know, figured it out and I suppose everybody could have readjusted their prices. In the end, the American consumer would have taken that $17 billion hit. Those Republican senators would have been in revolt against the president.
In the end, we don't know if he really intended to go through with it, but that is his style to say I will create a lot of pain and misery and confusion and elevated costs, including for my own constituents, unless you give me what I want. They gave him what he wanted. What he wanted, I guess, was a statement that the Mexican government will try and do better.
I have severe doubts. I'd be very surprised if they can actually stop the flow of migrants. I mean, it's just not in the nature of the situation that you could stop what is a flow of people who are seeking safety. I mean, they're not coming for economic opportunity, Victor.
LOUIS: They're not -- they're not coming to annoy the president. You know, they're coming because they're trying to save their lives.
BLACKWELL: And there still is the question of what is the number that will satisfy the president. That has not been articulated since the start of these threats from the president. We'll see -- we'll have a member of Congress up a little later this morning -- if he has a specific number that will satisfy the president and his administration. Errol Louis, stick with us. We've got a lot more to talk about in a few minutes.
PAUL: So let's talk about those numbers because the sheer number of crossings is very clear. If you're wondering what's happening down there, look at what CNN's Gary Tuchman found when he went to the Mexican border yesterday.
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GARY TUCHMAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: What we witnessed and what you're about to see was chaotic, depressing, emotional and sad. We spent part of the afternoon with agents from U.S. Border Patrol in a van with them as they patrolled the border near El, Paso Texas and what we saw in a 60 minute span was them apprehend eight different family units, 25 people, most of them children. Every five or 10 minutes, people were coming out of the Rio Grande.
The first person we saw was Juana (ph). She was emaciated, 25 years old with a six year old son and a nine month old baby on her back. They were all hungry, they were all thirsty and they were all sick. She said she was very poor and she had to come from Guatemala because she had no money left and no means. She said she had heard in her town that people had got into the United States as long as they brought children with them, but they had gotten here safely. She was apprehended.
We also met Sandy (ph) from Honduras. She didn't come with any children. She's about to have a child. She's eight and a half months pregnant and she came all the way from Honduras, spent three weeks taking buses, trains and walking to get to the United States. She says that her husband and brother were both killed by gang members. She was afraid it was going to happen to her too, that she had to leave and had to come here.
And then we met a man who brought his two sons and after he was apprehended by Border Patrol, he started crying.
Felice Otresta (ph), he has tears of happiness, he says, that he made it with his son, with his son. He's very happy. And we saw that from many of the people. Crying out of sense of relief, crying out of happiness when they arrived here and they realized that they were no longer on this journey, something very notable.
The Rio Grande is what separates Texas from Mexico. The middle of the Rio Grande is the border. Here it's relatively dry and people are able to walk across it on rocks. When they walked across the river, they saw this huge 18-foot fence which is about 1,000 feet to the north of the river. All of them said they thought they had to figure out a way to get over the fence. The Border Patrol said no, you're already in the United States. You've crossed the river. They were greatly relieved. So this fence does nothing to stop people from entering the land of the United States.
One thing I can tell you is that these Border Patrol agents we worked with are very professional. They are very considerate. They are ambassadors to this country and they do a great job being ambassadors to these people who have gone through an awful lot. This is Gary Tuchman, CNN in El Paso, Texas.
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BLACKWELL: All right. Still to come, things get personal after President Trump calls House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a "disgrace to herself and her family." How the speaker is responding to the string of attacks, that's coming up.
PAUL: And are health officials racing for a summer surge of measles? Yes. What we're learning about the most recent case of measles and how it could impact summer travel.
BLACKWELL: Also, a series of mysterious deaths at a Dominican Republic hotel, investigators search for what may have caused three American tourists to die within days of one another.
BLACKWELL: President Trump is back in Washington and hitting back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and it is very personal now. The president is responding to reports that the speaker told Democrats in a private meeting that she wants to see the president in prison. He tweeted this, "Nervous Nancy Pelosi is a disgrace to herself and her family for having made such a disgusting statement, especially since I was with foreign leaders overseas."
PAUL: Now, the president also publicly slammed her while sitting in front of World War II veterans graves in Normandy honoring the 75th anniversary of D Day.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: People like Nancy Pelosi that honestly, they don't know what the hell they're talking about. I think she's a disgrace. She's incapable of doing deals. She's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person because she's a disaster. Angry people like Nancy Pelosi who don't have what it takes. They don't know what's going on. They get angry. She is a terrible person and I'll tell you, her name, it's Nervous Nancy because she's a nervous wreck.
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PAUL: Now the speaker, who was also in Normandy at the time, told reporters she had a policy of not criticizing the president while out of the country. Listen to this.
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NANCY PELOSI, SPEAKER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: I don't talk about the president when we're out of the country. That's my principle. So I won't go there.
With all due respect to your question, I'm not here to talk about impeachment.
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PAUL: Back with us now, CNN political commentator and host of the podcast "You Decide," Errol Louis. Errol, thank you so much.
PAUL: So I want to ask you about this battle because the speaker and Democrats have their own battle going on in terms of whether to bring an impeachment inquiry to the table. A lot of Democrats say, listen, this is our duty, this is the law. Robert Mueller said if there had been no obstruction, I would have said there was no obstruction. Is this the speaker playing politics?
LOUIS: Well, yes, and that is entirely appropriate, I must tell you. I mean, impeachment is a political process. It's not a court proceeding. It resembles, in some ways, a court proceeding, but in the end, it's the vote of a bunch of politicians and politicians cast votes for political reasons.
[06:20:05] It so happens that Nancy Pelosi, as a skilled politician, knows how to count votes and she's not made any secret of the fact that she does not necessarily have the votes for an impeachment. And so, you know, asking her to behave politically when you've got -- what? Thirty votes, 40 votes, when you actually need about 218, that's a formula for some real discomfort because Nancy Pelosi is not going to hold a vote that she can't win.
PAUL: But is she only playing politics to protect Democrats in 2020? I mean, does this have a lot more to do with not just the numbers in Congress, but the numbers in the 2020 election? LOUIS: Well, I mean, look, that certainly flows from it. Any political leader in her position, her first job is to protect her conference's majority and perhaps expand it. So she's certainly looking at that and let's keep in mind it's not politics in any kind of negative sense.
The reality is if most of the country wants their representatives, their elected representatives, to deal with issues like the economy and education and public safety and national defense, that is what they should be working on. Health care reform, that sort of a thing. Not simply charging off to try and impeach the president because they think they have the evidence and it might be the right thing to do.
So she's trying to deal with the politics of the whole country here and, you know, it's a very tough decision she's going to have to make. The reality is whether you call it impeachment or not, they have started so many inquiries at this point that a lot of information about what could be called impeachable offenses is going to be made public. I don't think anybody should kid themselves about that.
PAUL: So you brought it up and there is a lot going on as we look ahead to what's going to happen on Monday, on Tuesday. We've got committees with the the House Intel Committee, we've got the House Judiciary Committee, we've got the House Oversight Committee all looking at a number of different things. Does this make up for no inquiry into impeachment or does this fuel the whole ...
LOUIS: Well, of course -- of course -- of course -- of course it does. Of course it does. I mean, listen. When I was in -- back when I was in fifth and sixth grade, I watched a bunch of hearings and everybody thought of them as the Watergate hearings, but they weren't necessarily about Watergate. They were probes about all kinds of different offshoot issues, related issues, all of which led up to and has been since dubbed by historians as the Watergate inquiry.
So at this point, we've got, right (ph), a lot of questions about the Mueller report. There are a lot of questions about, frankly, the ongoing questions that have been raised about the emoluments issues and whether or not the president and members of his cabinet are profiteering from their public positions. Those are very valid inquiries. That's very damaging information. It's very important information and it will have a direct impact on the 2020 election.
So if you don't call it impeachment, OK, you don't call it impeachment, but I think getting the public to know what Congress has been asking, the truth about the matters that they have raised, which are very, very serious matters, I think that's what really counts, whether or not you call it an impeachment hearing.
PAUL: All right. Errol Louis, we appreciate it so much as always. Thank you, sir.
LOUIS: Thank you.
BLACKWELL: All right. We have new details this morning on the disappearance of a mom in Connecticut where police were spotted searching with one of the persons who's close to her. PAUL: Also, autopsy results are back revealing some new details for us on how those three Americans died in the Dominican Republic. And find out why this Colorado couple says they became violently ill while staying at the same resort.
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KAYLYNN KNULL: Blood boiling and it's too coincidental, with the symptoms that we had, for me to even begin to stay quiet about it.
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PAUL: Well, good morning to you. Police say a fifth teen has been arrested now in connection with an attack on a lesbian couple on a bus in London. That arrest was announced today as four other teenagers were arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm.
BLACKWELL: And one of the women shared this picture. It was taken a few minutes after the attack on May 30th. The woman says she shared her story on Facebook to raise awareness and that in the aftermath, found out that many of her friends had been harassed because of their sexuality.
Well, authorities in Connecticut, they are now conducting a new search for 50 year old Jennifer Dulos. She disappeared two weeks ago and now police are focusing their investigation on her estranged husband and his girlfriend.
PAUL: nd this morning, according to the "Hartford Courant," the girlfriend of Dulos' estranged husband met with investigators yesterday and walked through a wooded area behind the home that she shared with her boyfriend that actually Jennifer Dulos also had lived with her boyfriend -- with her husband at the time. Both of them had been arrested, by the way, in connection with Jennifer's disappearance. They were charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering the prosecution.
Well, initial autopsy results are back in the mysterious deaths of three Americans at the same resort in the Dominican Republic. Officials say initial autopsy results show 41 year old Miranda Schaup- Werner died of a heart attack.
BLACKWELL: Now, authorities say Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day suffered some internal bleeding, had an abnormal buildup of fluid in their lungs and officials are waiting for toxicology results to determine the official causes of death. Now, the State Department says the FBI is helping the Dominican authorities with those toxicology reports. The island's tourism minister says the Dominican Republic is safe and called the deaths isolated incidents. Now, while authorities investigate those deaths, a couple in Colorado, they're telling their story about what they experienced at that same resort last year.
PAUL: Yes. They say the circumstances surrounding the deaths sounded too familiar to them. CNN's Drew Griffin has their story.
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DREW GRIFFIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Kaylynn Knull reached out to CNN almost immediately after learning three Americans just died at the same resort in the Dominican Republic where she believes she was poisoned along with her boyfriend. What is your reaction?
KNULL: Blood boiling and it's too coincidental, with the symptoms that we had, for me to even begin to stay quiet about it.
GRIFFIN: One year ago this month, the Colorado couple traveled to the all inclusive Grand Bahia Principe Resort, La Romana, and for the first few days it seemed a vacation of a lifetime, but on the sixth day, Knull became ill.
KNULL: I woke up with a headache one morning, we had gone to breakfast to see if I could get some water, get some juice, try some food, feel better, and then when we came back to the room, it actually hit us a lot stronger and we smelled the smell of chemicals.
GRIFFIN: She got progressively worse, then her boyfriend Tom Schwander started feeling it, too. They say they were sweating, drooling, dizzy, nauseous. It wouldn't go away, neither would the smell in their hotel room.
KNULL: We saw a housekeeper outside and I called her in to see if she could come in. She walked me maybe five or six feet into the room and turned around and said I'm not doing that, and then got on her walkie- talkie to the front desk and said something is going on with this room. She refused to come in and clean it.
GRIFFIN: Kaylynn and Tom had seen someone spraying plants near the air conditioner outside their room. They assumed it was pesticide, but the hotel wouldn't say what it was. They switched rooms twice, it didn't help.
TOM SCHWANDER, SAYS HE WAS POISONED AT BAHIA PRINCIPE RESORT: It progressed over like the rest of our trip, and then over the course of a couple of weeks after.
GRIFFIN (on camera): A couple of weeks?
SCHWANDER: Yes. The abdominal -- the abdominal cramping and the GI upset lasted for a few weeks.
GRIFFIN: And you said drooling?
SCHWANDER: Yes, drooling --
SCHWANDER: Bad sweat, tearing.
SCHWANDER: Dizzy, nauseous and abdominal cramping was the worst. That was the hardest symptom to deal with, there was so much pain.
GRIFFIN (voice-over): Back in Colorado, Knull's physician diagnosed her with organophosphates poisoning. Schwander's doctors suspected the same thing, heavily regulated and in some cases banned in the U.S., organophosphates are man-made chemicals found in insecticides. Exposure can cause increased saliva, tear production, diarrhea, nausea, sweating, confusion and death.
The couple says they still have occasional symptoms and they are most concerned about their future health. Even after filing a lawsuit, they still do not know what exactly poisoned them.
KNULL: Honestly, all I wanted was the chemical name, that's all I ever wanted. I could care less about the money if I can save my own life later and him, too. It's what happened to him, what happened to me, what is it that we can do at this point?
GRIFFIN (on camera): The Bahia Resort Company failed to answer almost all of our questions, specifically told us they would not comment on the legal case being pursued by this couple. And told us not to speculate on recent deaths at their resorts until those deaths are investigated. Drew Griffin, CNN, Denver.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CO-HOST, NEW DAY SATURDAY: There have been a lot of confusing tweets from President Trump, but this latest one about NASA just has almost everybody stumped on social media. The president says Mars, of which the moon is a part -- we'll ask our favorite former NASA scientist what he thinks about this.
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CHRISTI PAUL, CO-HOST, NEW DAY SATURDAY: So happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth. Yes, she is celebrating her birthday today and you can see all of the people that came out to celebrate with her, 93 years old now.
BLACKWELL: Ninety three --
PAUL: She's the kicker --
BLACKWELL: Ninety three years young, I'll agree now --
PAUL: Ninety three years young --
BLACKWELL: Thank you --
PAUL: Thank you very much. She turned 93 years young in April. So you're saying, well, what are we looking --
BLACKWELL: Yes --
PAUL: At there, today? Well, according to tradition, she's celebrating today with the annual Trooping the Color ceremony. So that's why -- apparently, she holds off.
BLACKWELL: Yes, her official birthday today, hundreds of soldiers and musicians are participating in the parade right now. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is there today as well, making her first appearance at a public engagement since having her son last month.
The Toronto Raptors are just one win away from their first NBA Championship.
PAUL: And Andy is here, as we witness one of the most impressive performances in playoff history -- so he says.
ANDY SCHOLES, CNN SPORTS REPORTER: Yes, good morning. Yes, I'll tell you what, the Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, he may be the best player in the NBA right now. Quietly?
SCHOLES: Yes --
SCHOLES: Yes, I mean, because no one thinks Kawhi Leonard when you think of the best player in the NBA, but you know, he's so quiet, so humble and he's got the Raptors one win away from history. You see Klay Thompson was back for game 4 last night, he was great, scored 28 points, but it didn't really matter because Leonard looked like a man on a mission, pointing 17 points as part of a huge third quarter for the Raptors. Leonard finished with 36 points as Toronto just ran away with game 4, 105-92.
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KAWHI LEONARD, FORWARD, TORONTO RAPTORS: I don't play hero of basketball, I'm not playing for, you know, fans or you know, I'm just playing to win. I'm not out here trying to break records, whatever, it's on the scoreboard, as long as I try to help my team win, I'm satisfied with it.
DRAYMOND GREEN, FORWARD, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Like you said, you've got to take it one game at a time, we've got to win one game, we win one, then we'll build on that. You know, but I've been on the wrong side of 3-1 before, so why not make our own history?
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SCHOLES: I know, the Raptors fans saying is we're the north. And hundreds of their fans invading Oracle Arena last night for the game and afterwards, check out how they hung around to celebrate. Yes, all the fans there singing oh, Canada together. Raptors can now
close out the series in Toronto on Monday, only one team in 34 tries has ever come up from a 3-1 deficit. In the finals, that was LeBron James and the Cavs back in 2016 against the Warriors.
All right, the Women's World Cup now off and running, host France taking on South Korea in the opening game. And look at that, great goals from France in this one. Amandine Henry, she had a classic one here for the fourth goal of the game for France. They win 4-0.
[06:40:00] U.S. women's national team meanwhile, they get their tournament started Tuesday against Thailand, kickoff at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. All right, finally, the wild Triple Crown racing season is going to come to an end today with the running of the Belmont Stakes.
So far, we've had the winner of the Kentucky Derby disqualified, a horse ran the Preakness without a jockey. So what will today bring? War of will who won the Preakness is in the field, huge favorite, guys, it's trying to become the first horse since Afleet Alex in 2005 to pull off the Preakness Belmont double win. But I'm actually excited to see what we see.
Is it finally going to be a normal horse race?
PAUL: Maybe --
SCHOLES: Or is something wild going to happen?
BLACKWELL: Maybe they'll beat the jockey without the horse this time.
SCHOLES: I'd love to see, I think it'd be far -- I think it'd be --
BLACKWELL: Yes --
SCHOLES: Far behind.
BLACKWELL: Yes --
SCHOLES: But you --
BLACKWELL: Yes --
PAUL: You know, I'm still going.
BLACKWELL: Yes --
PAUL: I'm still going, oh --
BLACKWELL: Yes --
PAUL: That's funny --
BLACKWELL: Thank you, Andy --
PAUL: Thank you, Andy --
SCHOLES: All right.
BLACKWELL: Health officials are warning this year's measles outbreak could get even worse. Coming up, why the number of cases could skyrocket as we move into the Summer travel season.
PAUL: Forty four minutes past the hour, good morning to you. You know, the Los Angeles County Health Department is saying there is a seventh person with a confirmed case of measles that traveled through Los Angeles International Airport. And officials there are working to identify any travelers who may have come into contact with the infected person, and who now may be at risk.
[06:45:00] BLACKWELL: And the number of measles cases in the U.S. has reached a new high, and could still climb. Let's bring in now Jacqueline Howard, writer for CNN Health and Wellness. We've hit this new high since it was eliminated with this outbreak, what are we learning about the numbers?
JACQUELINE HOWARD, CNN HEALTH & WELLNESS WRITER: Well, now we're at more than a thousand measles cases nationwide. So this is a new record since 1992 that we've hit more than a thousand cases across 26 states. And to just to put this in perspective, keep in mind, we eliminated the measles virus in the United States in the year 2000.
So if this outbreak continues at the pace that it's going through the Summer and into the Fall, we could be at risk of losing our elimination status.
PAUL: OK, so a lot of people are saying hang on, what does that mean that we're losing our elimination status? I mean, how significant is that?
HOWARD: Exactly, well, it would be a big deal. So what elimination means is that we have not seen the measles virus spread in the United States for more than a year. So if this outbreak continues, if we see continuous transmissions of the virus, until the outbreak hits its one-year mark, that's why we could be at risk of losing our elimination status.
BLACKWELL: So what are they doing to keep this from spreading and how, I guess, ineffective is it now that we've passed a thousand?
HOWARD: Exactly, well, efforts are being made to make sure that more people are getting vaccinated against the measles. And even human -- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke out about that this week, he said more work needs to be done. He said and I'll quote, "the 1,000th case of a preventable disease like measles is a troubling reminder of how important that work is to the public health of the nation.
The CDC alongside others across HHS will continue our efforts to support local health departments and healthcare providers in responding to this situation", end quote. So, as you can see, a lot of efforts are being made and officials are on high alert to make sure that we do get people vaccinated.
PAUL: Are there areas of the country that are overwhelmed? I mean, when you talk about what the health community is doing to try to -- to try to stop this?
HOWARD: You know, in those 26 states where we are seeing several cases, New York is one area, California is another area, and even, you know, as we mentioned in L.A., we're seeing several cases. And so that's why there is a lot of effort nationwide, across the country, to really contain and fight this outbreak.
BLACKWELL: And of course, how serious it is now that we have the seventh case going through a major --
PAUL: Airport --
BLACKWELL: International airport, that this could spread to other major cities. Jacqueline Howard, thank you so much.
HOWARD: Thank you.
PAUL: Thanks Jacqueline.
BLACKWELL: All right, next, a warning on World Oceans Day. People in a west coastal village are being told they should get ready to lose their homes to the sea.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Climate change is here. It's not something for the future.
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PAUL: Well, today is World Oceans Day and think about this, if you've lived here. There is a small village in Wales where climate change is turning the ocean into an existential threat.
BLACKWELL: Yes, and these people may have to move because the water is threatening their homes. CNN's Phil Black has the story.
PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In this corner of North Wales, green and misty mountains sloped dramatically toward the sea. The village of Fairbourne grew here on a flat stretch of marshland, where the earth is low and wet. So low, much of it lies only just above sea level.
(on camera): But a 100 or so years, this village has existed, people here have been fighting to hold back the sea. Now, even conservative sea level rise predictions suggest that battle will inevitably be lost, perhaps in the coming decades. The people of Fairbourne could be Britain's first climate change refugees. (voice-over): From the air, you see the village hunkered down hiding
behind a bank of stone. When the sea gets angry, that largely natural barrier is all that protects people and their homes.
HUW WILLIAMS, ENGINEER: Sea level rises, the energy hitting this (INAUDIBLE) --
BLACK: Huw Williams; an engineer with the local council says all available evidence indicates the barrier will eventually fail.
WILLIAMS: In the outlet sea, sea level rise is going to be of such magnitude that you cannot build your way out of it. Climate change is here, it's not something for the future.
BLACK: Local authorities have reached an uncomfortable conclusion. All of this, homes, shops, infrastructure, the community of around 1,000 people, will one day be gone, claimed by the sea.
LISA GOODIER, PROJECT MANAGER, GWYNEDD COUNCIL: What we're doing now is planning for what we feel is really significant to happen.
BLACK: Lisa Goodier has the job of preparing Fairbourne and its people for what she describes as the village's decommissioning. She's working through a rough time frame from around 2045, Welsh authorities believe it won't be possible to maintain sufficient sea defenses, and soon after it will be too dangerous for people to stay.
The estimates are based on data from local tidal gauges and the work of the UN's Climate Change Panel. They acknowledge it could all happen later, or as some scientists predict, much sooner.
GOODIER: By telling people as early on as we can, we're actually giving the opportunity to plan, we're actually allowing them to still have choice in what they want to do to a large degree.
BLACK: Not everyone here appreciates the well-intended advanced warning. Because property prices have been hit hard, mortgages almost impossible to get.
STUART EVES, CHAIRMAN, FAIRBOURNE LOCAL COUNCIL: To turn-around now and say we're going to destroy your village in 19 -- in 2045 or 2050 is wrong.
BLACK: Stuart Eves runs the local camping ground and believes the estimates are imprecise and irresponsible given the impact on people's lives.
(on camera): It's a long-term problem, so, they've got to stop thinking about it now, don't they?
[06:55:00] EVES: To a degree, but if all your information is based on supposition and theory --
BLACK: Or science.
EVES: Or science. But science has got to depend on facts, and if the facts aren't there, then they come up with suppositions, saying we believe.
BLACK (voice-over): On Fairbourne's climate change front line, we meet Philip Hill.
PHILIP HILL, FAIRBOURNE RESIDENT: It's going to happen sometime. I don't dispute that, global warming is going to happen.
BLACK: He and his family bought a sea-front home from where you can't see the sea earlier this year. To him, the stone barrier still feels impregnable, the rising water a distant threat.
HILL: If we have to move, then we do, but at the moment, I'll enjoy the 20, 30 years at this lovely place and enjoy it.
BLACK: And it is a lovely place.
BLACK: Fairbourne is engaged in a difficult conversation with many awkward questions. What will happen to these people? Where will they go? Who pays for it all? The scientific consensus says this community will not be alone in confronting these imminent consequences of climate change. Phil Black, CNN, Fairbourne, Wales.
BLACKWELL: Remarkable, all thanks to Phil Black for that story. Next hour of your NEW DAY starts after a quick break.
PAUL: Still good to see you on this Saturday morning, just about 7:00 here, and we're talking about a crisis created and a crisis averted. The U.S. and Mexico, they've reached a deal to avoid the threat on tariffs.
BLACKWELL: So the news was announced in a tweet by the president after 11 hours of negotiations on Friday.