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Trump at G20 Summit; Trump-Kim Relationship; China Trade Issues; Khashoggi Murder; Mayor Pete and South Bend Police Shooting; Stonewall Anniversary; Dems Debate Discussed. Aired 8-9a ET
Aired June 29, 2019 - 08:00 ET
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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: If there's a theme so far to President Trump's G20 visit in Osaka, Japan, it's his sunny relationship with dictators. In the space of a single day, President Trump made light of Russian interference in the 2020 election to Vladimir Putin's face.
JIMMY CARTER, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered.
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you on behalf of a lot of people, and I want to congratulate you. You've done really a spectacular job.
COOPER: Praised the Saudi prince who many believed was involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
QUESTION: The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, sir, the Crown Prince?
TRUMP: Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
COOPER: And tweeted hopefully about seeing Kim Jong-un again if only just to shake his hand. If only.
QUESTION: If you do meet Kim Jong-un at the DMZ tomorrow, would you step across the border into North Korea?
TRUMP: Sure. I would. I would. I would feel very comfortable doing that.
ANNOUNCER: This is "New Day Weekend." with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN HOST: Well, good morning to you; 8:01 is your time. I hope the day has been good so far. If you're just waking up you missed a lot overnight.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN HOST: A lot overnight.
PAUL: President Trump has landed in south Korea. He's at dinner right now with the South Korean president but the big question this morning is, will he visit North Korea? BLACKWELL: Yes, the president says he's open to meeting with North
Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In fact, he invited Kim to meet him at the DMZ and then said that he would have no problem with crossing over into North Korea. That's something that no president has done. And there were a lot of other headlines coming out of the G20 as the president gave an hour and 14-minute press conference.
PAUL: President Trump said trade talks are back on with China with new tariffs on hold. He pushed back that he was joking about election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin and he said the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi made him angry, but he defended his relationship with the man the CIA says ordered that murder. Joining you us live from Seoul, South Korea, CNN White House Correspondent Abby Phillip. Abby, what are the conversations being held there, as we try to embrace and absorb everything that the president talked about?
ABBY PHILLIP, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Christi. A lot of ground covered in that press conference and President Trump starting off by talking about his desire to meet with North Korean President Kim Jong-un in the Demilitarized Zone where he intends to go tomorrow and the president made it clear he would have no problem not only meeting Kim there but potentially stepping over that border and into North Korea. Listen.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you do meet Kim Jong-un at the DMZ tomorrow, would you step across the border into North Korea?
TRUMP: Sure, I would. I would. I'd feel very comfortable doing that. I would have no problem.
PHILLIP: So, President Trump is also making it clear that if Kim doesn't show up at that meeting that it shouldn't be seen as a failure. The president wanted to frame it as an extending of something of an olive branch as talks between him and Kim have basically stalled when it comes to denuclearization. In terms of other talks, the other big item on his plate at the G20 in the last couple of days was China and trade. And he resumed talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping over a dinner and President Trump framed it as a positive conversation that kind of reset that conversation. He also made it clear that while he would not lift existing tariffs on Chinese goods there would be no new tariffs coming on the horizon.
TRUMP: We will be continuing to negotiate, and I promise that -- for at least the time being we're not going to be lifting tariffs on China. We won't be adding an additional, you know, tremendous amounts of -- we have I guess $350 billion left which could be taxed -- could be tariffed and we're not doing that. We're going to work with China on where we left off to see if we can make a deal.
PHILLIP: And there was another big meeting on the president's schedule at the G20 in Japan and that was with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman. Now, the major contention here is that a lot of people accuse Salman of orchestrating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
That brutal murder was captured on tape by Turkish officials and President Trump defended sitting down with MBS and also said that he raised the issue Khashoggi's murder but he also seemed to vindicate MBS saying there was no evidence that he was behind that murder. Listen to what he had to say.
TRUMP: There's a lot of things happening. At the same time I will also say -- and nobody said, nobody so far has pointed directly a finger at the future king of Saudi Arabia.
There are large numbers of people being prosecuted. He's very angry about it; he's very unhappy about it and I did mention it to him very strongly and he answered very strongly. But they're prosecuting large numbers of people. That was a bad event.
PHILLIP: Quite a few people have, in fact, pointed the finger at Mohammed Bin Salman but the Trump Administration seems to be content with the efforts made to penalize the people who were more directly responsible for the actual murder but at the same time, President Trump also seemed to defend his relationships with a lot of strong men around the world, not only MBS, but Kim as well. The president says he has great relationships with a lot of people around the world and he has no problem keeping it that way. Victor and Christi.
PAUL: Abby Philip, live for us there. Thank you Abby.
BLACKWELL: All right, a lot to talk about now with CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson. Nic, good morning to you there in Osaka, Japan. Let's start with the tweet because it is remarkable. The president says if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the border -- DMZ, just to shake his hand and say hello. I mean, it's essentially saying hey I'm in the neighborhood what are you doing? With the dictator of North Korea, despite this being a historic moment, especially if he crosses over into North Korea.
NIC ROBERTSON, CNN DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Yes, what's the game? What's the president going to get out of it other than a photo op? And is Kim Jong-un going to get more out of it then president Trump will, and the answer to that is probably yes and here are the reasons. Look, it's been known widely but kept private obviously for security reasons that there was a planning that the president would go to the DMZ so that's no surprise. So when the president puts out a tweet that says, "Hey Kim Jong-un I may be at the DMZ and hey, shake my hand if you happen to be there, if you're in the country." That really does seem to sort of try to indicate a type of laissez-faire relaxed diplomacy that really isn't going on here. This is a more choreographing to this than we're allowed to see at this particular time and then the president asked if he would be willing - if Kim Jong-un was there would he step across into North Korea? Of course, historic first time sitting president does that.
But Kim Jong-un has just met in North Korea with President Xi of China. President Xi of China is trying to pull, if you will, Kim Jong- un away from the sphere of influence of South Korea, and certainly of President Trump. President Trump hasn't got any guarantees about North Korea's denuclearization so far. He does say that Kim has not tested long-range ballistic missiles but he did test short-range ones recently.
He hasn't tested any nuclear weapons recently, had any nuclear explosions recently. However there's no commitment from the North Korean leader. So it doesn't seem that President Trump when he said this handshake would last a few minutes he's going to get anything of that out of it. So where's the gain? Just to underline this, in the past few weeks, the North Koreans have been criticizing Secretary Pompeo as well as President Trump's own special representative to North Korea for putting too much pressure on them. So not a lot of gain and a lot of photo op if you will.
BLACKWELL: And that's a broad - broadly-shared opinion. I mean, even the president's closest allies in Congress. Ted Yoho, who is the ranking member on the subcommittee on Asian Pacific and Nonproliferation says that North Korea has given the U.S. nothing on denuclearization; even since Singapore there's been no progress. So this will be, I guess, another reward for Kim.
Let's switch to China because that made some news as well in the president's news conference, saying that he will freeze the tariffs, not raising to 25 percent on $350 billion of imports. But also that U.S. companies can sell to Huawei. Let's remind people of what the U.S. Commerce Department says about Huawei. "The U.S. government has determined that there is reasonable cause to believe that Huawei has been involved in activities contrary to the national security of foreign policy interests of the United States." It's a Chinese giant telecom company that's on this banned list - the Commerce Department's entity list. The president did not take off the table that potentially it would be lifted from that. How does the president walk back national security in the interest of a trade deal?
ROBERTSON: He put it off until the end of the trade deal.
He said he wanted to see how the trade deal went. What he said is, no more - not increasing tariffs, or threatened to do, could put 25 percent of tariffs on another $350 billion of Chinese goods but at the same time, not taking off the existing 25 percent of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. This sounds very much like what he said and what the agreement was out of the last G20 Summit in Argentina in Buenos Aries in December of last year. That agreement lasted for about five months and then it fell apart.
That's when the tariffs went up and that's when the threat of new tariffs came. So, it's really not clear what is new in all of this. It's very clear that President Trump doesn't want to send a negative message about Huawei, is not going to stop those companies selling. But at the same time, he is still not willing for the United States to buy that 5G network - cell phone network product. He doesn't want the United States allies, India, one of the world's biggest buyers of such technology or Britain or many other countries to buy it so that remains the same. So China is not getting a lot of what it wants here. So there's a lot of nuts and bolts of what was discussed that we don't know about, but this looks and feels like what we heard six months ago and it's not clear that this actually brings us closer to a resolution. It's more just of a slow rolling of this ongoing what is considered to be escalating trade war. Maybe today it doesn't escalate, but very much the possibility is open for escalation down the line.
BLACKWELL: You put your finger on the important point here, what is different from Buenos Aires? What is different from when the talks fell apart in May that would make the president more optimistic that there's a trade deal on the horizon with China. Nic Robertson there with all the -- the big headlines from Osaka. Nic, thank you.
PAUL: Actually one other big headline from Osaka, President Trump ignoring a report from the CIA and claiming that no one has blamed the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There is counter to that. We'll talk about it.
BLACKWELL: And democratic presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg he's back in South Bend, Indiana, addressing the racial tension between South Bend police and the city's African-American residents. We'll tell you what we can expect as he attends two events today to honor the man who was killed by a member of the South Bend Police Department.
TRUMP: There's a lot of things happening. At the same time I will as say and nobody said -- nobody saw so far has pointed directly a finger at the future king of Saudi Arabia. There are large numbers of people being prosecuted. He's very angry about it. He's very unhappy about it and I did mention it to him very strongly and he answered very strongly but they're prosecuting large numbers of people. That was a bad event.
PAUL: Well, this morning, President Trump there, contradicting the CIA and the United Nations, and he claims no one has pointed a finger the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. I want to bring back CNN International Diplomatic Editor Nic Robertson. So the United Nations investigator released a report that says there's credible evidence the Crown Prince is responsible for Khashoggi's death. There are many others who say this killing could not have happened without his directive. Why would the president contradict that report?
ROBERTSON: Possibly he hasn't read the details of the report. Possibly he doesn't agree with the central thesis of the report. What the U.N. special rapporteur, special investigator here says is that this murder was carried out by officers of the state, officials, Saudi officials, that it was carried out, you know, on official Saudi premises, that this was an officially sanctioned operation -- not saying that it was going to be murder but officially sanctioned operation.
And therefore, under a state structure where the crown prince is effectively the head of the state, then he bears responsibility and under the sort of human rights -- under sort of human rights law, then he should be under investigation here that he should not only be under investigation, but there should perhaps be sanctions placed against him. So she was - the U.N. special rap rapporteur was very, very clear that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman does bear responsibility here for Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
And president Trump doesn't seem to take that on board. The Saudis have said in their defense that this was an official rendition but it was botched and went wrong and the team on the ground went rogue and murdered Jamal Khashoggi but the evidence put forward in this more than 100 page report - U.N. report counter is a counter narrative to that.
Khashoggi's killing and dismemberment was discussed before he ever set foot in the consulate. So that raises a clear concern there. What President Trump has said the Saudis have put 13 people on trial and may be pulling some others for investigation? But again, until the special reporter for the U.N. made her investigation, nobody knew the names of the people who are on trial. We now know them thanks to that report.
So there's a lot of evidence out there as well as whatever President Trump's intelligence services have provided him in their estimation the Crown Prince did have a level of responsibility and knowledge about this murder. So there's a lot there that President Trump seems to be ignoring and the reason that he says that he wants this close relationship is because of trade, because of the many billion dollars with of business done with Saudi Arabia, much of that military hardware being sold to the kingdom, plus of course being a supporter of President Trump's policies in the Middle East.
PAUL: Well and the president did mention Turkey as well as saying that he gets along well with President Erdogan. But President Erdogan at the G20 news conference has come out and said that it is a priority for the international community to get all the facts and details on the perpetrators of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. What does this do, Nic, to the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey?
ROBERTSON: It puts additional strain on the relationship although I don't think the Turkish president is going to go to the wall on this issue. He's had a lot of other evidence and this was against something that came out in the U.N. Special Rapporteur's report. This eavesdropping at the Saudi consulate which gave them not only the narrative of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi but led up to it, what led up to it before and what happened in the days afterwards as well.
The Turkish authorities have not put that out themselves so I think the Turkish president soft pedals a little bit on this issue because he doesn't want to disrupt his relationship either too greatly with Saudi Arabia but what he was very clearly saying today is that this murder was committed within Turkish jurisdiction and therefore, the trial should be within Turkish jurisdiction. And President Trump was speaking to Erdogan as well, the Turkish president, about the complex issues of buying Russian missile systems and trying to buy highly sophisticated U.S. aircraft at the same time. That was another issue that came up so there's much in the balance there in that relationship at the moment.
PAUL: Yes, much in that region. Nic Robertson, thank you for being with us. We appreciate it.
BLACKWELL: Okay, just into CNN, President Trump says that he agreed easily in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to continue allowing U.S. companies to do business with telecom giant Huawei. But he said he would hold off on fully discussing the company's fate until talks wrap up. Washington fears the company could use its technology for spying.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned against fully reversing the ban on the company. His his statement, "Huawei is one of the few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade. If President Trump backs off as it appears he is doing, it will dramatically undercut our ability to change China's unfair trade practices.
Again, the president is saying he's going to hold off until the end of the talks to determine if Huawei can do business with U.S. companies right now. It's on a commerce department entity list which means that it's banned from doing business in many respects with the U.S. because of national security concerns. We'll of course bring you anything from the prominent players on Huawei as the president continues to move forward on these talks with China.
PAUL: And just ahead, Joe Biden on the defensive after Senator Kamala Harris attacked his past efforts to block busing. Has it turned his campaign into turmoil? What we're hearing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you do meet Kim Jong-un at the DMZ tomorrow, would you step across the border into North Korea?
TRUMP: Sure. I would. I would. I would feel very comfortable doing that. I would have no problem.
BLACKWELL: Right now, President Trump is in south Korea. Tomorrow, the president will head to the DMZ between North and South Korea. What's unknown is if North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be there to meet the president. CNN's Paula Hancocks is in Seoul, South Korea. Of course, there is the potential that he could step into North Korea, but first, let's talk about this invitation. The president tweeted out there that if you're seeing this, Kim Jong-un, I will be heading to the border at the DMZ just to shake your hand and say hello and we've got this response from the North Korean foreign minister that says, yes, that's very interesting suggestion, but we've not received an official proposal. This would be hilarious if we're talking about teenagers and one is like you can't ask me out on a Friday night, you got to ask me Tuesday to come meet Friday. Are we seeing what actually is happening? Or are the North Korean playing coy? How do you receive this back and forth between the president and North Koreans?
PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Victor, first of all, I have never in my many years of being here in Korea, seen North Korea react that quickly. It simply doesn't happen. This response from the Choe Son-hui who is the vice foreign minister in North Korea saying very, very quickly, within hours if they were to meet, then, of course that would help to push the relationship between these two leaders forward. Now, people hear read that as an effective, yes, probably, we will be meeting but North Korea still has its protocols; it still has its traditions.
It wants to haven't an official invitation. So that was what that was, but just the fact there was such a quick response has to be seen from the U.S. side as a positive reaction to that suggestion. so, certainly, at this point, we know that south Korean president Moon Jae-in will be delighted by the fact that these two sides might start talking once again. And from the U.S. President's point of view, he was asked would you step across the border if you met Kim Jong-un at the DMZ? And he said, sure. I have no problem with that. I'm comfortable with that.
That would be historic if he were to do that and, of course, this is exactly what president Moon Jae-in did with Kim Jong-un, when they met last year and they stepped across the MDL, the Military Demarcation Line at the border; it was remarkable. Those photos and video have been seen across the world for months on end afterwards. So it is an amazing photo opportunity and potentially one that the U.S. president would love to have.
BLACKWELL: It would be a propaganda jackpot for Kim to take the hand of President Trump, as he did of President Moon and take a step across that line. We'll see if it happens but the president says he has no problem with that happening tomorrow during his visit to the DMZ. Paula Hancocks, thank you so much.
PAUL: Still to come, democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, honoring the South Bend shooting victim and confronting the racial tensions between South Bend police and the city's African residents, that's ahead.
BLACKWELL: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg returns to South Bend, Indiana, today, to commemorate the death of Eric Logan. He's an African-American guy who died in a police shooting and that started a national outrage across the country and a conversation. Now the mayor will not attend the funeral but he will attend a peace walk and a community gathering later this morning. His city is grappling with racial tensions between the police and the city's black residents. CNN's business and politics reporter is in South Bend, Indiana. So, Vanessa Yurkevich is in South Bend Indiana. So Vanessa, good morning to you. What can we expect today?
VANESSA YURKEVICH, CNN BUSINESS AND POLITICS REPORTER: Good morning, Victor. This is the first time that the mayor is going to be back in town since that really contentious town hall that he held with the community just last weekend which is of course, after the police- involved shooting that left one African-American man dead. Originally the mayor was going to attend the funeral of Eric Logan, but according to his office, after he consulted with people close to the family, they advised the mayor that was not a good idea. Instead, he's going to be starting at the school just behind me and he's going to be ending with a community event with faith leaders, members of the police department and members of the community.
Now this issue has really plagued the mayor for the past two weeks he's been asked about it at the presidential debate on Thursday about it by Don Lemon last night.
PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR OF SOUTH BEND AND 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, I don't think all of these issues are things that somebody can
just claim to have solved. The issues that I haven't solved as a mayor are issues that America hasn't solved that no city has solved but where we've made progress. Sometimes, it's three steps forward and two steps back. I'm not going to present myself as the person who is going to resolve racial tension or racial inequality in this country. That's not the story I'm telling.
YURKEVICH: Now the mayor is going to have the tough task of trying to heal race relations here in the community of South Bend but also continuing on the campaign trail Victor. He's had a really tough time courting African-American voters.
He hasn't been able to connect with that demographic since he launched his campaign but we'll ask him about that as things get underway in just a short time. How he plans to both be here and on the campaign trail going forward Victor. BLACKWELL: So this week started with that very contentious town hall there in South Bend. We'll see if today if we get a different tone from his engagement with the people of South Bend. Vanessa Yurkevich, thank you.
PAUL: Well, as the democratic candidates faced off. We saw some clashes, some agreements, some breakout moments, most notable Senator Kamala Harris' performance. Let's talk about what is - it's looking like moving forward here with the Chairman - Chairwoman of Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote, Melanie Campbell and Rock the Boat President Carolyn DeWitt. Ladies we appreciate your both being here. Thank you so much. The headline this morning in "Politico" is Kamala's attack on Biden was months in the making. Let's listen to it.
KAMALA HARRIS, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Do you agree today - do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose bussing in America?
JOE BIDEN, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: No.
HARRIS: Do you agree?
BIDEN: I did not oppose bussing in America. What I opposed is bussing ordered by the Department of Education. That's what I opposed.
PAUL: All right, so Melanie, I know that your organization believes and we know black women are a powerful voting bloc here. Does Kamala Harris have the momentum to keep moving forward with this?
MELANIE CAMPBELL, CHAIRWOMAN, SISTERS LEAD SISTERS VOTE: I thank you for the question and thank you for the invitation to discuss that. Kamala Harris commanded the stage on Thursday night. She showed that she's presidential and she also told her story and was very authentic and that's what people are looking for. Black women are really tuning in. We - we don't want people to placate us. We know that black women are like core for the Democratic Party and that for any democrat to win that nomination, they're going to need everyone, of course but black women are core to that. So we were listening very intently.
I think that her challenging Vice President Biden was very authentic and as someone who was the first generation immigration baby myself, down here in the great state of Florida, I know what that was. I - I took three -- I went to three elementary schools when I was in elementary school, as they were working to integrate the state of Florida in public schools and so, I think it's really important that the issues that black women care about, the issues around racial justice and being able to even, for President Biden, I think the thing that he missed was really being able to hear her story and respond to that, as opposed to trying to give us reasons of what happened so many years ago. Just to be able to say, I hear you, Kamala Harris.
PAUL: Yes, making that a highlight. CAMPBELL: That would have been a more powerful answer.
PAUL: Making her story really the highlight of that...
PAUL: ... you're saying. Well Symone Sanders, the senior advisor for the Biden campaign last night said this about it.
SYMONE SANDERS, SENIOR ADVISER BIDEN CAMPAIGN: Look at his work and for the voting rights - on the voting rights issues. Look at his work that he's done throughout the entirety of his career. I think it's very easy to have a nuanced very specific nitty gritty conversation about bussing in the 1960s and the 1970s but frankly I do not believe that that's what this election is about for so many Americans.
PAUL: Carolyn, what do you say to that? I mean you are Rock the Boat. You talk to the younger generation of voters, does it matter to them?
CAROLYN DEWITT, PRESIDENT, ROCK THE BOAT: I mean let's talk about the power of this generation. It's the largest, most diverse generation in our country's history. We're talking about, next year between millennials and generation Z, they will comprise nearly 40 percent of the electorate. Not only that, they're extremely progressive and generally speaking, young people are not single issue voters. The reality is they're inheriting a country that is broken in so many ways and continues to break every day and so, what they're really looking for is a candidate who are going to put forth, you know, bold plans, to tackle these issues.
They don't see these issues in isolation; they see them as very complex. They know that we can't talk about, you know, gun violence without also addressing criminal justice reform and police brutality. We can't talk about health care without talking about women's access to abortion.
We can't talk about economic justice if we aren't talking about affordable access to higher education and so, I don't think this is, you know, a single issue that young voters are going to be looking at. I think it's a comprehensive plan and vision for where our country needs to go.
PAUL: Well Marianne Williamson had one of the breakout moments in the night as well and she touched on something that a lot of people had talked about, that whoever wins the nomination, it is going to come down to electability. Who can beat President Trump. Let's listen to what she said about really what President Trump might have done right in 2016.
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'll tell you one thing, it's really nice, if you got all these plans but if you think we're going to beat Donald Trump by just having all of these plans, you've got another think coming because he didn't win by saying he had a plan. He won with simply saying, "Make America Great Again."
PAUL: So Melanie, yes, health care is important, yes, immigration is important, yes, racial equality is absolutely important but at the end of the day if people can put food on the table, gas in their car, drive to a job, take care of their family, maybe take a nice vacation, how are the democrats going to encounter the economy that we're seeing right now that is pumping up the president?
CAMPBELL: The only issue I have with that response is what happened in 2016 wasn't just about people voting on a slogan. You had the impact of meddling of our elections, and that's real. And it has not been fully addressed. Russia meddled with our elections. We also had the issues around voter suppression and voting rights that we have to be concerned about. So I took a little issue with that being just about a slogan. Surely, he - Donald Trump was able to tap into something but Hillary Clinton got three million more votes. The popular vote, yes, wasn't what took him over. It was the electoral college but the reality is that people - most people voted for Hillary Clinton so they voted for her platform and her issues.
But at the end of the day, we still got walking into 2020, a reality that this administration, and the Senate side of the Congress has not addressed the meddling and making sure that we are going to able to monitor the situation, cyber security issues are real. There's already things happening that they're trying to manipulate people and the National Urban League put out a report a couple months ago, the State of Black America that really lays that out and how black people are targeted and young people.
PAUL: And Carolyn, I want to give you the last thoughts here about the economy and the plan that democrats have to counter it.
DEWITT: Well listen, I think what we saw from a lot of the candidates is, frankly, they're talking about the economy, but you can't talk about the economy without talking about all of these other issues, right? And so what we saw with most of the candidates or nearly all of them is they're really talking about bringing the broad coalition that does make up the Democratic Party or should make up the Democratic Party and showing that the real division shouldn't be between the people, but they really should be looking at how our democratic system is influenced by special interest and corporations and how that fundamentally needs to change so that it works both the economy and our democracy work for the American people.
PAUL: Melanie Campbell and Carolyn DeWitt, we appreciate you this morning. Thank you ladies.
DEWITT: Thank you. CAMPBELL: Thank you. Thank you.
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BLACKWELL: New York celebrate World Pride 2019 this weekend. Lady Gaga got the celebration started Friday.
PAUL: Yes, this year's festivities coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which was a protest which started the Gay Rights movement. CNN's Polo Sandoval talks about that with somebody there 50 years ago.
POLO SANDOVAL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: At New York City's monumental Stonewall Inn, there are those who come to pay homage...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm ready, I'm ready.
SANDOVAL: ... and those who lived back in the summer of '69.
JOSEPH NEGRELLI, NEW YORK RESIDENT: Nothing was really different that night except that people decided to fight back.
SANDOVAL: As New Yorker Joe Negrelli remembers it, the NYPD barged in as he sipped a drink inside the Stonewall. Before that night, this tiny Greenwich Village bar was known mostly as a place for LGBT men and women to be themselves. For many, sharing the relative safety of this place came with a price; they were subjected to frequent police raids described by New York's police commissioner five decades later as discriminatory or oppressive.
NEGRELLI: If you were a feminine or interest non-conforming to sexuality at birth you were arrested and tried to be humiliated and that's what was happening that night.
SANDOVAL: But the night of June 28th, 1969, the bar's patrons revolted. They fought back. refusing to comply with officers.
NEGRELLI: Someone threw a bottle from Sheridan Square Park into Christopher Street.
SANDOVAL: That was the start of the night that would galvanize the modern day LGBTQ Civil Rights movement.
NEGRELLI: Seventy-five people moved forward and blocked the police. Obviously, they got a big surprise that night and I was very surprised immediately what happened was that they started to call for groups of homosexuals to come together.
SANDOVAL: Eventually, the call spread throughout the country and around the world.
NEGRELLI: The Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Movement, all galvanized together. but it was truly the transvestites and minorities that were the forefront runners of the Stonewall riot.
SANDOVAL: Five decades later, many of the voices that refused to be silent returned to where it all started. For Soraya Santiago, it's been 50 years since she set foot at the Stonewall.
SORAYA SANTIAGO, STONEWALL ELDER: I thought I would never be here again. Of course a lot of (inaudible), a lot of abuse occurred in this place.
SANDOVAL: Santiago is back with a fellow Stonewall elders for the 50th anniversary of the riots. So is Karla Jay who participated in subsequent protests at the bar.
KARLA JAY, STONEWALL PROTESTER: In 1970, we thought it would be wonderful to hold hands in the street. We never dreamed we would be able to get married so it's an incredible advancement but we really need to embrace all individuals, particularly our most disadvantaged.
SANDOVAL: The activist says more needs to be done, especially for homeless LGBTQ youth and transgender women of color.
JAY: We used to say none of us is free until all of us is free.
SANDOVAL: Polo Sandoval, CNN, New York.
PAUL: All right, enough of the words, no more controversy, the U.S. rose above the noise people, Vince Cellini, in a big way.
CELLINI: I'm rising above the noise. The United States had never played a host nation in the women's World Cup but under that type of pressure they thrived and survived to play another day.
PAUL: It was call the biggest match in the history of women's soccer which makes me think, where do we go now? BLACKWELL: And it was the quarterfinal, right? You could imagine that
would be the final big matchup. Let's go down to Vince Cellini.
CELLINI: Yes, you just can't top it. So it was the greatest ever. Well TEAM USA pushing through in a lot of ways. The United States team had a lot of talk swirling around them but it really didn't matter in playing France. A sold-out crowd in Paris, to witness the matchup between the two favorites and the buzz was incredible. A match certainly worthy of being a final but it happened in the quarterfinals and just five minutes in, Megan Rapinoe, on a free kick, somehow managing to find the back of the net. Rapinoe basking in the moment. Meanwhile, fans erupting across the Europe stage and then Rapinoe not finished; 66th minute, U.S. on the break. Tobin Heath with the cross and the box where Rapinoe was alone and she buried it and made it 2-1 or 2-0 and then it was 2-1, the final. After the game, the team said they never lost focus.
MEGAN RAPINOE, U.S. SOCCER TEAM: I don't spend a ton of time on twitter and I learned a long time ago that there's only devils in the mentions.
BECKY SAUERBRUNN, USWNT DEFENDER: I'm just so proud of her. She's brave, and she took all that pressure and put it on her back and carried it. And she deserves it. She deserves -- everything she stands for, everything she puts into the game, everything she fights for, it's amazing. And she's really just backing herself up by being an absolute baller out there so it's really awesome to see.
CELLINI: Well, the France team very good. Up next, for Team USA, England, 3:00 p.m. Eastern, two days before Independence Day, and avenging a loss to France, the last team to defeat Team USA back in January, so they move on.
PAUL: All right, we'll be watching Vince, thanks very much.
BLACKWELL: Thank you Vince.
CELLINI: Thank you.
PAUL: We've got more news straight ahead.
BLACKWELL: Yes, Smerconish is next and of course we've got all the big headlines coming out of the G20, everything the president said about his meeting with Vladimir Putin and MBS of Saudi Arabia and moving forward with China and of course there's the potential meeting along the DMZ with Kim Jong-un. See you in an hour.