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FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines For Kids As Young As 6 Months; Jan. 6 Committee: Trump Pressured Pence, Incited Mob Against Him; Bipartisan Negotiators End Week With No Agreement On Gun Reform; Markets Rattled Amid Fears Of Inflation, Dramatic Rate Hikes; One Firefighter Dead After Building Collapse In Philadelphia. Aired 8-9a ET

Aired June 18, 2022 - 08:00   ET



BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Christi, I see you shaking your head.

CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: More dogs are going to be pretty miserable this week because I'm not taking them out, well for a walk. I left them out.

SANCHEZ: All right.

PAUL: Thank you.

SANCHEZ: Hopefully. Allison Chinchar, thanks so much.

Your next hour of "New Day" starts right now.

Buenos dias. Good morning. Welcome to your "New Day." It is Saturday, June 18th. We're grateful that you're starting your weekend with us. I'm Boris Sanchez.

PAUL: And I'm Christi Paul. We are certainly happy to have your company as always.

And, you know, we're just a couple of hours away at this point from the CDC meeting with vaccine advisors this morning after months of delays. The panel is voting on whether to clear the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months now. We know the White House says vaccinations could begin as early as next week once given the OK from the CDC and the FDA.

President Biden's already pledged to make 10 million vaccine doses available nationwide, with the majority of states already pre ordering shipments since the beginning of the month.

SANCHEZ: Yes, but many health experts are worried that parents of young kids may not take their kids to get those COVID shots. The latest polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation show that only 18% of parents of kids under five would want to vaccinate their child as soon as a vaccine becomes available. CNN medical analyst, Dr. Leana Wen says that parents should remember that the benefits of vaccinations still outweigh the risks of COVID- 19.


LEANA WEN, CNN MEDICAL ANALYST: More than 400 children in this age group of under five have died tragically during this pandemic. Thousands have been hospitalized. It's really distressing for little kids to get sick. And so, that's what we're trying to do to prevent that kind of serious illness.


PAUL: CNN's Miguel Marquez has been following all of this for us. Miguel, good to see you this morning. What's the latest?

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, they are about to meet next couple of hours that CDC advisory panel will meet and by around noon Eastern time they should have a final vote on this, then goes to the CDC director who is expected to OK that, and then those shots can start going into arms.

Despite the fact that there may not be a huge uptake for this, this is the last big number of Americans. About 20 million Americans, those under-fives that will be the shots will be available for and it's both Moderna and Pfizer, slightly different regimes with both the Moderna's a two shot regime, the Pfizer's a three shot regime. The effectiveness is not quite as great as it is in adults, but it offers a heck of a lot more protection than they have. And, you know, having covered this stuff, I've seen a lot of very, very sick kids in ICUs across the country. So for many parents, it comes as a great relief that this is happening.

Once there is final approvals, then cities are already preparing, as you guys mentioned, to start putting those shots in the arms here in New York City, for instance. They're planning on the 22nd, that would be next Wednesday that they would start putting those first shots into arms. But on the 21st the day before they you should be able to go to the vaccine finder website and start figuring out where you can get the shots, how you're going to do it. And then, you know, it's one more tool in the toolbox. One more arrow in the quiver, as we try to wrestle this pandemic, into submission. Back to you all.

SANCHEZ: Yes. And those deliberations set to start at 10:00 a.m. today. We're going to follow it throughout today. And keep you posted with the very latest.

Miguel Marquez from New York, thank you.

MARQUEZ: You got it.

SANCHEZ: Pivoting now to that dramatic testimony we saw on the nation's Capitol this week during the January 6 hearings. They focus primarily on former Vice President Mike Pence specifically the pressure that witnesses say he was under from former President Donald Trump to help overturn the 2020 election, and the danger that Pence put himself in when he ultimately refused. The Committee makes the case that Trump was told by lawyers and advisors that his plan was illegal and likely to be struck down. But he went ahead with it anyway, and made his supporters believe that by following the law, Mike Pence betrayed them.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Pence didn't do what we wanted.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Pence voted against Trump.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. And that's when all this started?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. That's when we marched on the Capitol.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Mike Pence has betrayed the United States of America.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pence betrayed us, which apparently everybody knew he was going to. And the President mentioned it like five times when he talked.


SANCHEZ: Of course, Pence was in the Capitol for the certification of the vote that day and decided to stay even as rioters breached the Capitol. The Secret Service rushed him to safety, but according to the committee the mob came within 40 feet of the former vice president. And according to that panel and informant link to the Proud Boys told the FBI, if they had reached them, the mob would have killed Pence.


Let's dig deeper on the security angle with CNN law enforcement analyst, Jonathan Wackrow. He's a former Secret Service agent.

Jonathan grateful that you're sharing part of your Saturday with us. Agents have contingency plans for everything. But I can't imagine that a breach of the Capitol threatening the Vice President this way was a realistic concern.

JONATHAN WACKROW, CNN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: Well, good morning, Boris. And what I think is interesting right now is that the public is actually getting to see a side of the Secret Service that they may not have understood before. And really, that's their tactics in the moment of a crisis. And I want to just put a button on this that the successful outcome of, you know, protecting former Vice President Mike Pence, on that day was really predicated on the long tradition of the protective methodology of the U.S. Secret Service, and the way that they approach protection, regardless of, you know, a destabilized environment or a steady state.

So on that day, what we were witnessing was, you know, the tactics of removing a protectee rom areas of danger into areas of safety. And they did this very systematically. This is something that Secret Service agents and officers trained for continuously. So we actually are seeing that, you know, the videotapes of that we're now seeing a continuous reporting around the safe area that the Vice President was moved into, again, the model worked on that day very successfully for the protection of the Vice President and his family.

SANCHEZ: I'm interested in getting your perspective on this, Jonathan, the former chief of staff for Mike Pence, Mark Short, told CNN this week that he approached Secret Service, with his concern for Pence's safety over his disagreements with then President Trump. I'm wondering when there's clearly a dispute in the chain of command, what's the protocol for Secret Service agents? Who do they follow there?

WACKROW: Well, listen, the Secret Service is going to follow their protocols in terms of assessing a threat environment, understanding vulnerabilities, and then putting the appropriate control measures in place, that conversation by the former chief of staff and the head of the detail. Again, I think there's a little bit of daylight in terms of, you know, understanding what was being said there. But, you know, on both sides, but that doesn't matter, because again, I go back to the protective methodology by the Secret Service, they plan for every eventuality every single day. I've been up at the U.S. Capitol with my counterparts from the Capitol Police, we've walked through contingency plans, you know, when the, you know, President or the First Lady were there around what is going to happen to Secret Service protectees, should there be a tactical, a medical or relocation situation that the Secret Service has to engage in.

So, while the conversation where I appreciate the Chief of Staff raising concerns, you know that that is a data point, it doesn't fall necessarily into the protective methodology that has been executed time and time again, by the Secret Service. And we saw that come to fruition on the day with understanding as the Capitol started to deteriorate, they moved the protectee, the former Vice President Mike Pence into that area of safety.

SANCHEZ: I wanted to get your thoughts on that idea of the perimeter, the security around the Capitol deteriorating. Because we know the former President -- Vice President Pence didn't want to leave. He made clear that it was important to send a message not only to the country, but to the world, that democracy and the rule of law was going to persevere. But at what point are agents required to step in and overrule his wishes as you know, the protectee. Should they have moved him to the bunker sooner or perhaps out of the Capitol altogether?

WACKROW: Well, I think what's interesting here, we're actually hearing reporting that rioters came within 40 feet or so, you know, within proximity of the Vice President, but I think it's, you know, important for everyone to understand that the Secret Service operates with concentric rings of protection out from the protectee no matter where they are. So, while that outer perimeter we watched, and we have, you know, hundreds of hours of videotape of that outer perimeter being breached, the Capitol being breached in those rings of protection starting to deteriorate. They never got into the inner ring around the Vice President. The Vice President was not in danger at that moment in time. And you actually saw the Secret Service then assessing the situation and moving to the safe area. So -- and that was coordinated. That's not something that they're doing on the fly. There's a big support mechanism that's built around the protection of the Vice President and his family no matter where they were on that day. And then going into the safe area where we're seeing pictures of them the vehicles in the loading dock, again that wasn't ad hoc, that's planned, its part of the security plan. You're getting to the getting to those secure vehicles where the Vice President's family can be protected. They have direct communications via the White House Communications Agency to not only the President but to any governmental leader on demand. So that was the right protocols on the right day. And again, all pre planned.


SANCHEZ: Jonathan Wackrow, always appreciate getting your perspective on these matters. Thanks so much for the time.

WACKROW: Thanks Boris.

SANCHEZ: Of course.

PAUL: So despite initial momentum, there are serious doubts emerging now about the Senate passing new gun safety legislation. A Republican source tells CNN it'll be a long time before the text of that bill is ready, despite optimism from some Democrats who believe the sides have made some progress.

SANCHEZ: And senators don't have much time to pass a package ahead of a two-week recess that starts next weekend.

Let's take you to Capitol Hill now and CNN's Daniella Diaz.

Daniella, help us understand why have negotiations stalled exactly?

DANIELLA DIAZ, CNN CONGRESSIONAL REPORTER: Boris, if you remember, senators came up with a framework a little over a week ago. Now they were trying to write through this framework, but the details are where they're getting stuck. There are two particular sticking points that they can't figure out. The first being whether they can quote, how to close the so called boyfriend loophole. Currently, under federal law, people who have been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence are prohibited from owning or purchasing guns, but that ban only applies to spouses who share a child or cohabitants or someone who are a spouse specifically, maybe if they don't share a child, but not dating partners. So the definition of what makes a boyfriend a boyfriend, is what they're trying to figure out right through right now.

The other provision that they're trying to figure out is a funding that would incentivize states with red flag laws. Specifically the key Republican negotiator here, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, he is concerned because the funding only is accessible to places that have red flag law states that have red flag laws. And for example, his home state of Texas does not have red flag laws. So he would like that funding to be applied to states that don't have red flag laws for situations are and creating mental health centers. So that is another key provision they're currently trying to write through. But look, Cornyn actually told the Texas Tribune yesterday that despite these roadblocks, they are still trying to have that text written by next week so that they could put it to a vote on the Senate floor before they go for a two-week recess next weekend. Look time is they're racing against the clock, the clock is ticking. They're running out of time. And the problem here being they have momentum right now after the Uvalde shooting, after the Buffalo shooting those horrific mass shootings that took place over two weeks ago, but the attention for the senators could shift. Should there be a Supreme Court decision that strikes down in the next week. They understand that right now, this is the time to do legislation like this. So that is why they're aiming to try to have something by this week, so we'll actually see if that happens. Boris.

PAUL: All righty. Daniella Diaz, we appreciate it so much. Thank you.

SANCHEZ: Still ahead this morning on "New Day," investors rattled on Wall Street by soaring inflation and that a rate hike by the Federal Reserve. President Biden though says he's confident that American can overcome this slop.

Later, we get an exclusive look at basic training at the U.S. Space Force and what these recruits go through. If nothing like space camp.

Stay with us.



SANCHEZ: The White House is pushing back on the grim economic outlook with officials saying that a recession is not inevitable. President Biden telling the Associated Press also that America is in a stronger position than any other nation to overcome inflation.

PAUL: But their concerns about what the future holds. Here's CNN's Matt Egan.

MATT EGAN, CNN REPORTER: Christi and Boris, this was another brutal week for the American economy. Stocks are down, inflation and borrowing costs are up. And all this is causing real economic anxiety for families. The good news is the jobs market is still pretty strong. Historically low unemployment, layoffs are relatively uncommon, though they are picking up a bit. The bad news is that even the White House concedes the jobs market needs to slow down to get inflation under control.

Inflation is so high that the Federal Reserve is resorting to the most aggressive interest rate hike since 1994. Now the goal is to slowly economy just enough that prices chill out, but not so much that it causes a recession. That won't be easy. And in the meantime, borrowing costs are surging, especially in the housing market. Mortgage rates are spiking at the fastest pace since 1987. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 5.8%. That's almost twice as high as a year ago. This is going to pry some people out of the housing market. The higher mortgage rates go, the less home you can afford. And business leaders and investors are getting nervous. A new survey from the Conference Board found that 60% of global CEOs and executives expect a recession by the end of next year. And 15% say, we're already in a recession. Recession fears that helped cause more market mayhem on Wall Street, with U.S. stocks falling sharply this week. These losses are shrinking investment portfolios 401(k) plans and college savings plans.

Now hopefully these economic worries are overdone and the Fed is able to get inflation under control without causing a recession. But the risks are clearly rising. Boris and Christi.

SANCHEZ: Matt Egan, thank you so much.


As a byproduct of rising gas prices consumers have been seeking more fuel efficient vehicles, but getting behind the wheel of one is proving to be a challenge. Supply chain slowdowns, factory closings, computer chips shortages, all along with spiking demand have made car prices skyrocket. According to auto industry experts, the supply of fuel efficient vehicles like hybrids, were among those with the lowest inventory.

Let's dig deeper now with Michelle Krebs. She's an executive analyst for Cox Automotive.

Michelle, great to have you on. Appreciate you joining us.

What are the challenges you're seeing with buying an electric or fuel efficient vehicle right now.

MICHELLE KREBS, EXECUTIVE ANALYST, COX AUTOMOTIVE: We have seen shopping for electric vehicles, for example, go up about 70% since January due to the gap rising gas prices, hybrids 25% increase, small fuel efficient vehicles up 33%. But the problem is the inventory of those vehicles is very low. So, even though people want them, they may not be able to find them.

SANCHEZ: And supply chain issues. They've obviously plagued industries across the board. How long do you expect them to last? Not just in the auto industry, but specifically with these fuel efficient vehicles?

KREBS: Well, we thought it would improve by now or certainly in the second half. And we're getting mixed signals on that. The big problem has been the global computer chip shortage that has cut in -- it's forced automakers to cut production because they don't have the chips to make the vehicles. But we hear some people say it's improving. But we're not seeing evidence that inventory is increasing. So we had anticipated more improvement in the second half. And we're still hoping for that.

SANCHEZ: High gas prices are obviously not the only issue for drivers the average monthly payment on a new car hit $712. That's a new record high. Is that just because of inflation, or is it that consumers just have more cash, and they're opting for more expensive vehicles? KREBS: Well, because the automakers have fewer computer chips, they are allocating those to more expensive models than the less expensive ones. And so that's bringing the average up. Interest rates on car loans are up. So that adds to the monthly payment. So there are there's a confluence of factors that are coming into play that are pushing that monthly payment up over $700 a month, on average.

SANCHEZ: And conversely, Michelle, it's probably a good time, if you're looking to sell your vehicle, right? What advice do you have for owners that might be looking to opt to something different?

KREBS: Absolutely. Used vehicle prices are high. And so, if you can live without your vehicle, you know, sell it, make a profit, wait till there's more inventory or lower prices. Don't know when that will be. The other thing we're seeing people do is if they have a lease instead of turning it in, because there's not much to choose from if they want a new car, they're selling it, making a profit because the price that they can buy it out at was determined three years ago before any of this happened.

SANCHEZ: And Michelle, it doesn't sound like you have a clearer outlook of when prices might start to go down.

KREBS: No, not at all. And we would anticipate new vehicle prices would actually stay high through the fall because the new models are coming out, those always have a little bit higher price and richer mix. And so, we're expecting high prices at least through fall.

SANCHEZ: A tough market out there. Michelle Krebs, we appreciate all the advice. Thanks.

KREBS: Thank you.

SANCHEZ: Of course.

Developing this hour, a firefighter is dead after a blaze caused the building to collapse in a Philadelphia neighborhood around 3:00 a.m. this morning. Official say he was a 27-year veteran of the department. His name has not yet been released because his family has not yet been notified.


CRAIG MURPHY, PHILADELPHIA DEPUTY FIRE COMMISSIONER: Starting to decompress, because we just finished up pulling our brother out of his place and our brothers out at his place. And, you know, it's going to be a rough few weeks coming up.


SANCHEZ: As you just heard there, there were others involved in the collapse, four firefighters and one license and inspection inspector that were rescued there were taken to Temple University Hospital. We understand they are now in stable condition.

PAUL: Then we'll keep you posted as we learn more about that. So officials describe this collapse by the way as a lean to slash pancake situation. And here's what that means, parts of the building didn't fall flat on surfaces and that created void spaces. One person jumped from the second floor to avoid being caught in the collapse. We know right now fire marshals are investigating the cause of that fire, but as I said we'll be bringing you updates as soon as we get them.


Up next, I'm speaking with a member of the newly formed White House task force that's focused on stopping online abuse. What can realistically be done to make the internet a safe space particularly for women and girls?



PAUL: Twenty-nine minutes past the hour right now. The White House this week launched a task force focused on preventing online harassment and abuse and it's led by Vice President Kamala Harris who says the internet is a place of fear for far too many people.


KAMALA HARRIS, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Hate has become so common on the Internet that, as a society, it's kind of becoming normalized, and for users, some might say unavoidable.

And we continue to see how some acts of mass violence - the most recent included - have followed expressions of online hate and abuse.


PAUL: Well, my next guest says online abuse not only takes away the civil rights of women and girls, but also plays a key role in extremism, domestic terrorism and mass violence. Mary Anne Franks is her name. She's a Professor at the University of Miami School of Law and a consultant for the task force. Thank you so much for being with us, Ms. Franks. We appreciate it.

I wanted to point out for people who wonder why now, this might be so imperative. Just think about this. We know the Uvalde shooter had threatened to kidnap, rape and kill teenaged girls. He made these threats on Instagram. People might argue they're just words, but connect for us how closely the threats of the nature that we see online actually evolve into violence in real life?

MARY ANNE FRANKS, PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW: Well, we see it in really two ways. One is that when you see this kind of abuse, when you see people exhibiting these attitudes of entitlement and resentment, especially towards women and girls, it's often a kind of gateway into other forms and other discussions of extremism. And then we see too that it's very highly predictive that when men exhibit these types of attitudes and engage in this type of behavior online, that that is very much predictive of future offline violence. PAUL: So is there a clear line between what's considered free speech

and what is seen as abuse?

FRANKS: Well, online abuse issues like all issues that involve expression in some way are complicated. Part of what the task force is focusing on is to get a handle on the kind of scale and the scope and the impacts of online abuse, so that we can have a more sophisticated discussion, then free speech, not free speech, and really start asking the very important question of who is getting to speak, who is having their free speech rights taken away. Because what we've seen in these cases is that when you look at stalking and harassment, non-consensual pornography, what that really does is silence women. It silences the targets that these kinds of abuse are aimed at.

PAUL: So if somebody is experiencing something like that, what are their options? Obviously, I always say documentation, you keep everything that you receive. But beyond that, what could somebody do?

FRANKS: Documentation is really important, there are organizations that are focused on specific kinds of online abuse, including the organization that I serve as president of, the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. So you can reach out to organizations like that for help. But one of the things that the task force and the gender policy council are focused on is providing more resources, because right now, the options are pretty limited for victims who find themselves in these situations.

PAUL: So I know that you are a consultant with the task force, what kind of questions have they asked you?

FRANKS: Most of what the task force is thinking about very carefully is how can we measure the impact of this online abuse, how do we see the financial consequences, the psychological ones, the reputational, professional ones, how do we trace the kind of impact of this abuse in terms of its impact on civic participation, especially women and girls? And then where are the gaps in terms of law and policy and incentives, that is where do we need new legislation in some cases and how do we change the incentives of the tech industry, which right now is responsible for so much of the amplification and the kind of incentivization of this abuse?

PAUL: So in that realm, where do you see we could make some progress? What would need to be done to try to tamp down what people are dealing with online?

FRANKS: There are some very specific pieces of legislation that would be useful. For instance, the SHIELD Act, which Congress could pass that would criminalize non-consensual pornography at the federal level. That would be a huge step forward and also making reforms to the federal law that's known as Section 230. Because right now that law is interpreted to essentially absolve tech companies have any responsibility for harmful actions that take place on their platforms and services even when those companies know that it's happening and could easily prevent it.

[08:35:10] So taking aim at that kind of immunity and passing legislation

directed at certain points of abuse would be a huge step forward.

PAUL: All right. Mary Anne Franks, we appreciate the update on what's happening there. Thank you so much for your expertise this morning.

FRANKS: Thank you.

BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Vice President Kamala Harris says the administration has made progress in alleviating the infant formula shortage but there's still more work to be done. The latest shipments include 44,000 pounds of infant formula arriving in Louisville, Kentucky from Switzerland and another shipment arriving in Ohio from Australia. These are two of 10 Operation Fly Formula flights that are landing this week. By tomorrow nearly 13 million eight ounce bottle equivalents of infant formula will have been imported to the United States.

A quick programming reminder for you, you can watch an incredible concert from the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow night. You're going to see stars like Anthony Hamilton, Mary Mary and The Roots and lift their voices for Juneteenth, a global celebration for freedom all starting at 8 pm right here on CNN. We'll be right back.



SANCHEZ: The busy summer travel season is off to a rocky start with thousands of flight cancellations and sky high ticket prices. Airlines canceling nearly 1,500 flights just yesterday and already nearly 500 have been canceled today. Sources tell CNN that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has urged airline executives to review their flight plans ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend to soften the impact of flight summer cancellations.

This comes after more than 2,700 flights were canceled over Memorial Day weekend. Delta has led the way saying that it would cancel about a hundred flights a day to minimize disruptions. But the pilots union for Delta published a letter saying that they're being overworked and they're frustrated.


CAPTAIN EVAN BAACH, VICE CHAIR OF COMMUNICATIONS, DELTA'S PILOT UNION: Our issue really began a while ago during COVID. And we've been making it very clear to Delta management for quite a while that we are not staffed appropriately for the summer flying. We don't have enough pilots and the company is scheduling more flights than they can fly.

We've been very vocal about it for the last few months. We've been picketing at Delta bases and hubs throughout the system to send that message that our pilots are tired and we're frustrated, we're fatigued.

(END VIDEO CLIP) SANCHEZ: Some Florida jail inmates are being commended after coming

to the rescue of a deputy who was being attacked. Video from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows an inmate trying to choke the deputy with a pillowcase. Other inmates immediately come to help her. The deputy had minor injuries to her neck and throat.

The Sheriff's Office says the attacker Bridgette Harvey was charged with battery and she admitted to planning the assault. Officials say they also discovered that she had a comb that she had sharpened on both ends with her teeth.

PAUL: I know we're all kind of trying to reset a little bit after everything that we all went through together with COVID. And I'm wondering if you are having a hard time maybe believing in your abilities and your self worth because it did a number on a lot of us, right? And I want to introduce you to somebody who knows what that's like and you found a way out of that mindset.

Ken Lindner is a powerful talent agent in full transparency, he represents me and a lot of people in broadcast industry and he's done so for decades. But now he reveals how unworthy he felt for a lot of years in his new book Aspire Higher. He explains how he changed his story and how you can change yours.


KEN LINDNER, TALENT AGENT, AUTHOR & FOUNDER OF "POSITIVE LIFE CHOICE PSYCHOLOGY": I was an overweight, late blooming, insecure youngster. I ate because I felt like my dad didn't love me early on because my mom was always there and my dad was always working. I just intuited that, oh, my mom loves me. My dad doesn't, I was very insecure about that. I wanted his approval.

When I became an athlete and saw that I could be talented in something that I could accomplish goals and something, that I could practice and work hard and be disciplined at something and attain results that changed my life.


PAUL: He said there was one person who was particularly pivotal in helping him change the way that he saw himself.


LINDNER: One of the great things about my mom was that she never compared me with other kids more advanced stage of development. I was always good or terrific at where I was. She never made me feel less than and I think that was one of the great things because I was able to evolve at my own pace and feel like that was okay.


PAUL: And Ken says being athletic taught him to be incredibly constructive and realize that in sport and in life, we learn from both the losses and the wins. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

LINDNER: One of the things about playing tennis is, is that you're on your own. You don't have any teammates in there to substitute in for you, if you're having a bad day. You've got to think about what am I doing right and how do I continue that.


What am I doing wrong and how do I adjust, how do I make changes. I learned so much about how to lose with grace and being constructive and how to win and how to learn from those wins. Because oftentimes, when we win, it went so well that we don't take nuggets of information.

There's something out there that scientists call the negativity bias. And that is, we can hear three positive things about ourselves and one negative and we'll focus on the negative, much more and for much longer.


PAUL: Don't we do that? He says, it's just not enough to tell ourselves positive things. He says when we make positive life choices, we're going to see our lives getting better. And we're going to learn what we can and can't control and will genuinely believe in ourselves and he says that is the way to reset.


LINDNER: It's like when you lose the first five pounds on a diet, you go, ah, I look good. I feel good. I'm owning this. And I'm going to continue to make good dietary choices because I like the path that my life is taking. All of a sudden from somebody that doesn't feel like they deserve anything, that doesn't deserve goodness in their life, you start to feel like you're worthy.

A positivity is earned, it's authentic, it's valid and that's when you can withstand the negativity and the detours that your life will inevitably take us. All of our lives have detours.


PAUL: Yes, it has been something, hasn't it? I want to hear about your reset. Go ahead and get a hold of me on Instagram or Twitter, Facebook. I have had a lot of these conversations over the last couple of years and I certainly have been wanting to learn a lot from people's resets.

SANCHEZ: I always learn a lot from your resets, Christi.

PAUL: Oh, thanks, Boris.

SANCHEZ: Thanks so much for bringing it to us. Of course.

Up next, basic training now underway for the U.S. Space Force. CNN has an exclusive look at the newest branch of the military.


MSGT. ERIC MISTROT, U.S. SPACE FORCE MILITARY TRAINING INSTRUCTOR: This is still the profession of arms. This is still the United States military. This is not space camp.




PAUL: We have a CNN exclusive for you now, an inside look at the U.S. Space Force in its first ever basic training class.

SANCHEZ: CNN's Kristin Fisher has that story.




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why are you here?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To join the world's Space Force.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hurry up. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.


KRISTIN FISHER, CNN SPACE AND DEFENSE CORRESPONDENT (voice over): It's Day 38 of Space Force basic training at Joint Base San Antonio.


ALL: Eight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Exercise position.


FISHER (voice over): It may look and sound like basic boot camp for soldiers, sailors, marines or airmen.



ALL: One.


ALL: Two.


ALL: Three.


FISHER (voice over): But these are guardians in the U.S. Space Force. The first new branch of the armed services in more than 70 years. And this is the first ever guardian-only basic training led entirely by Space Force instructors.


MISTROT: This is still the profession of arms. This is still the United States military. This is not space camp.


FISHER (voice over): Master Sergeant Eric Mistrot is the Space Force's first military training instructor and he's in charge of all training for these 71 recruits over seven and a half weeks.


GUARDIAN SYRIAH HARRIS, U.S. SPACE FORCE: I come from like an Air Force family. So when Space Force was around, like most people were like, "What is that?" Like, "That's real?"

GUARDIAN ABUBAKKAR SIDDIQUE, U.S. SPACE FORCE: They're like, "What? That's a real thing?" "Yeah, it's a real thing."


FISHER (voice over): The biggest change between this basic training and other boot camps is in the classroom. These guardians are being taught a brand new space for specific curriculum, everything from space history to space vocabulary.


MISTROT: So if I say the word Leo, L-E-O, that stands for Low Earth Orbit, right? You need to start thinking along these lines that the world is bigger than just what you see, that we go out to 22 and a half thousands miles into orbit.


FISHER (voice over): None of these guardians are actually going to space. They'll be operating U.S. military satellites from the ground or analyzing satellites from countries like China and Russia.


SIDDIQUE: You're not dealing with tanks or ballistics or anything like that. You're dealing with little blips on a little computer screen.


FISHER (voice over): It's a different type of warfighter, one that has to strain their eyes and flex their mind more than their muscles. Which leads to the other big difference about this basic training.


MISTROT: We want to build guardians. And what a guardian is, is about our core values.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Tell me what courage means to you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think courage for me means being able to ask for help when need it.


FISHER (voice over): It's a mindset made for a modern military force.


LT. COL. TARA SHEA, COMMANDER, 1ST DELTA OPERATIONS SQUADRON, USSF: Maybe you need to step away and have some meditation time. Whatever it is, we want our guardians to be strong and healthy from a diversity aspect and inclusivity aspect. We want them to feel like you can express that in our service.

HARRIS: Coming here like I had a lot of people that are like, you know you're going to be the only like black girl there or that I even have two other train - like teammates that look like me.

FISHER (on camera): Are there a lot of space nerds like yourself?

HARRIS: Oh, sure.

FISHER (on camera): Like Star Wars, Star Trek--

HARRIS: And I'm not even that kind of space nerd, never even seen it.

FISHER: What kind of space nerd are you?

HARRIS: Never even seen it. Like I used to watch live streams of like the moon rotating just like I'm into that type of space.


FISHER (voice over): Just the kind of nerd that the Space Force is looking for to protect and shape a new domain of warfare.


HARRIS: We need our own Space Force basic training because we are our own branch now. Like we broke away so we need to stop being in the shadows of the Air Force.

(END VIDEO CLIP) FISHER (voice over): Kristin Fisher, CNN, Joint Base San Antonio.


SANCHEZ: Thanks to Kristin for that report. And thank you so much for starting your morning with us.

PAUL: Smerconish is up next. We'll be back here in an hour. We hope you make good memories today.


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