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U.S. Administers Record 4.6 Million Vaccine Doses In One Day; One Hundred Sixty FEMA Vaccinators Headed To Michigan Amid Surge In Cases; Biden Administration Says All Adults Will Be Eligible For Vaccine By April 19; CNN Analysis: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution Will Slow Down 84 Percent Next Week; Tomorrow: Biden Meets With Partisan Lawmakers On Infrastructure; Prince Philip's Funeral To Be Held Next Saturday. Aired 6-7a ET
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The second we let our guard down, it comes roaring back.
JEFFREY ZIENTS, WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR: We're not even halfway through our vaccination program so now is not the time to change course.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Vaccine requirements are becoming part of the new normal.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We will soon start hosting those lawmakers here at the White House to talk about his massive $2.25 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal.
ERIC ROZA, CEO, CROSSFIT: We would be willing to pay higher taxes to fund a strong infrastructure plan.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Only about 20 percent of it is infrastructure and that's using a generous definition of infrastructure.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Prince Harry will return to the U.K. to attend the funeral of his grandfather.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The palace has been asking people not to come here and pay their respects. They want people to watch it on TV.
PRINCE CHARLES, HEIR TO THE BRITISH THRONE: We are as a family, deeply grateful.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Look who's here this early in the morning? Boris Sanchez. It is good to see you. It is so good to have you in the morning family. Welcome.
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, Christi. Thank you so much. I'm Boris Sanchez. I know I have big shoes to fill. I watched your farewell with Victor yesterday. It was lovely. You had so many great memories together. Now I look forward to making some memories with you, too.
PAUL: Oh, my gosh. You know we will. We are so grateful to have you. Thank you.
SANCHEZ: Thank you so much.
PAUL: And he, you know, got that morning really, really, really early morning call in. If that alarm goes off, it's brutal for a minute. But you know what we got to do -- what we got to do because we have lot to talk about today.
PAUL: So to our viewers, welcome. Thank you so much for being with us.
I want to talk to you about the record day in the race to get America vaccinated. The U.S. gave more than 4 million shots yesterday. Now, right now we know at least 21 percent of the United States is fully vaccinated.
SANCHEZ: Yes, the White House says additional vaccinators are going to be headed to Michigan. That state seeing an alarming surge in infections. Right now, Michigan has the second highest number of U.K. variant cases in the United States.
PAUL: Yes, the Biden administration says all adults are going to be eligible to get a shot next week, but there will be a shortage in supply of one vaccine.
SANCHEZ: Yes. CNN analysis found that allocations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are going to drop by 84 percent despite recent setbacks with that shot. The White House says they are not concerned.
Let's start this morning with CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro. Evan, Michigan recorded nearly 7,000 new cases yesterday. What steps are they taking to slow the spread?
EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Boris, first, our congratulations on the new job. Nice to see you up here early in the morning with everybody, and Christi as well, always good to see you guys.
SANCHEZ: Thank you so much.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: When it comes to Michigan, Michigan is a place that's seeing right now an unprecedented, a very, very large surge of virus, and they're asking for help from the White House. It's part of this overall story this weekend in America of some good news on vaccines and some bad news when it comes to this virus still spreading.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MCMORRIS-SANTORO (voice-over): A record high, 4.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses reported administered in the U.S. in one day on Saturday, according to data published by the CDC. The previous record was just over 4 million, last Saturday.
In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been pleading for more federal government assistance including more vaccine doses. One hundred and sixty additional FEMA vaccinators are on their way to Michigan as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases. A senior Biden administration official told CNN.
Meanwhile, some Michigan hospitals are delaying and rescheduling nonemergency procedures as a last resort amid that virus surge, the Michigan Health and Hospital Association says. As more transmissible variants spread across the U.S. emergency rooms are seeing an uptick in cases among younger adults, many of whom have not been vaccinated, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says.
The FDA is considering Pfizer's request to expand its emergency use authorization to kids 12 to 15 years of age.
DR. PETER HOTEZ, DEAN, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE: That's really good news because the B.1.1.7 variant is affecting teenagers and we need to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible. The data looks really good.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: The FDA is aware of reports of blood clots in some individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the agency told CNN in a statement on Saturday. The agency said the data will inform whether or not regulatory action is needed.
DR. SYRA MADAD, PATHOGENS PREPAREDNESS EXPERT: What's important is it has that increase from the baseline compared to what we're administering for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Right now, the benefits certainly outweigh the risks, but more information hopefully will come out to the general public.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: The vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen is currently authorized in the U.S. for emergency use in adults.
MADAD: I think the vaccine is a remarkable vaccine. I think the FDA and CDC is looking into the situation and I think it's important to see what are we seeing. Are these consistent with side effects that we normally see after vaccination? And as we look at blood clots here in the United States, we have about 300 to 600,000 Americans that develop blood clots generally every year. So we're going to continue to see that.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: The first U.S. military branch to disclose its service wide numbers on acceptance and declination. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. marines are declining COVID-19 vaccinations. According to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service. LT. GEN. MARK HERTLING (RET.), CNN MILITARY ANALYST: The declination rate within the military is still about the same as the society writ large. It's the ill advised anti-vax movements that's driving this and it says as much about our society as it says about the military.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: So, Boris, Christi, as always a lot of headlines about COVID here on these early mornings that we -- when we usually talk. The basic deal is this. Experts say you need to keep wearing your mask, stay socially distant, and despite some of these anti-vax warnings that we're seeing spreading, get the vaccine as quickly as you can.
That's the best way to stop the virus from spreading and the best way to get this pandemic finally over with -- Boris and Christi.
PAUL: Evan McMorris-Santoro, we appreciate you. Thank you.
SANCHEZ: Thanks, Evan.
PAUL: So let's talk to Dr. Rob Davidson. He's a West Michigan emergency room physician and executive director for the Committee to Protect Medicare. Good morning to you Dr. Davidson. Always good to have you with us.
Listen, I want to talk to you specifically about Michigan since that is where you are and you can give us a really unique perspective there. We know that there were nearly 7,000 new cases in Michigan yesterday. And a senior administration official told CNN yesterday that there are 160 FEMA vaccinators who are on the way to your state to try to help. Do you expect that the impact of that move is going to thwart a surge?
DR. ROB DAVIDSON, WEST MICHIGAN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: I think we're in a surge, certainly, a surge of cases. I know in our hospital system our case positive rate is now nearly 20 percent, that's as high as it's ever been, even in the fall, and we're seeing hospitalizations already following that trend. In a couple of week's time, we're quadruple the number of inpatients in our entire hospital system here in West Michigan.
You know, I think it will have an impact for sure. I think we need to get more shots in arms and having more people doing that will allow them to open up more sites, open up, you know, more appointments for people to get the vaccine. Unfortunately, we're not going to see the impact of that for three or four weeks.
And so, you know, this surge that we're seeing may have peaked -- hopefully will have peaked in cases by then. Hopefully we can fend off the next surge, but yes, that seems to be with pandemic fatigue, with the unique challenge here in Michigan of a very sort of anti- coronavirus movement with about half of our population, people who don't want to wear masks, don't want to distance. I think getting vaccine shots in arms is our ultimate defense. PAUL: The "Detroit Free Press" had an article this morning that said by Friday Michigan had administered its 5 millionth vaccine and yet two dozen hospitals are at 90 percent capacity. There was a nurse that described -- quote -- "bone-deep weariness" amongst the staff. Saying, "We are busting at the seams." Help us understand the reality in your E.R. right now.
DAVIDSON: I think, you know, the reality in the E.R. and I think this translates more to the inpatient units and the ICUs because in the E.R., you know, we have these folks for three, four hours, and then, you know, they are spending days and weeks in the inpatient side.
I agree that there's a level of frustration and weariness. I think the mood is a bit different than it was certainly in the summer and again in the fall because we know we have had 5 million vaccine doses. We have 160 more vaccinators coming. We know that there is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel.
We know that our doctors in the community -- out in the community itself are talking to their patients, convincing them to get the vaccine. And so there's a sense that, you know, we have to weather this. This is why we're here. We're here to take care of our community. That's what we're doing.
PAUL: So there's a new report this morning as well that there are 37 doctors and one hospital in India who are fully vaccinated who have now tested positive for COVID and they're being treated as well. This of course is after we heard reports that there are similar situations in the U.S. though on a much smaller scale. There are some people who had been fully vaccinated and have died but they were in a high risk group.
The clarity here, I want to make sure we understand, is that people are becoming sick still from COVID, not from the vaccine, if I understand that correctly. Please give me a correct gauge on that and what is the reality of vaccination, the effect of it.
DAVIDSON: Right. So we know from the original studies, and this is born out over the -- over the ensuing six months or so with the first two vaccines that came online is that 95 percent effectiveness doesn't mean 100 percent effective for -- just for infection or testing positive. One hundred percent people haven't in our system at least and I know in the original trials haven't been hospitalized, haven't died with Moderna or with the Pfizer.
We have seen a few dozen in our system staff who have been fully vaccinated who have tested positive. All of them were either very minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic, none were sick, you know, or had to be hospitalized or had any concerns. So the vaccine protects you from getting extremely sick, likely from spreading to other people. But until we have community-wide vaccination, 70 to 80 percent herd immunity, we still have to do those measures like wearing masks, like distancing, because you can still catch the virus.
PAUL: All right. Dr. Rob Davidson, thank you for all the work you do, to you and your teams and your staffs at the hospitals. Thanks again.
SANCHEZ: We could get our first clues -- we could get our first clues tomorrow of what the future holds for President Biden's next top priority, jobs and infrastructure. Congress returns to work in Washington and one of the first things on the schedule is a meeting between a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the White House.
PAUL: CNN's Daniella Diaz is on Capitol Hill. Daniella, I know there's a lot at stake tomorrow and this week for the Biden agenda. Give us a look at what's going on.
DANIELLA DIAZ, CNN CONGRESSIONAL REPORTER: Christi, now that Biden has laid out what he wants to see in this infrastructure package, he announced it a couple of days ago, it's now up to Congress to figure out what they can actually pass through these two chambers.
So, look, there's already warning signs that Biden will not be able to get everything he wants in this package. He's dealing with two factions of his own party. You know, moderate Democrats want to see a smaller price tag. They don't want it to be as big as $2 trillion as what Biden proposed for this infrastructure legislation, and progressive Democrats want it to be more. They want more in the package. They want more done for climate change.
So, this is going to be tricky for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. He's going to have to navigate these relationships in his own party as he did when they were trying to pass the COVID-19 legislation because he needs all 50 Democrats to support this legislation, especially if they plan to pass this using budget reconciliation, which means they only need 51 votes in the Senate to pass this. So they can't afford to lose a single vote.
And all eyes are on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin as who -- he mentioned him all the time. They always are on him because he has already said that this legislation cannot pass in its current form because the corporate tax hike is too high, which is designed, of course, to offset the cost of this $2 trillion package that Biden wants to pass. And he has said that moderate Democrats agree with him on this.
And I haven't even mentioned that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is navigating a slim majority in the House with Democrats. So she won't be able to afford to lose many votes in the House when this is taken up for a vote, whatever legislation ends up being put to a vote by July 4th, which is the deadline she has set.
So bottom line is Biden is going to have to navigate these relationships. We're going to get probably a preview to that tomorrow, when he meets with a group of lawmakers to try to convince them to support this legislation that he wants passed through Congress. Boris and Christi.
SANCHEZ: All eyes will be focused on that meeting. Daniella Diaz reporting from the Capitol. Thank you so much. Let's discuss infrastructure and more with Laura Barron-Lopez. She's a White House correspondent for "Politico." Laura, good morning and thank you so much for sharing some of your Sunday with us.
First on infrastructure as Daniella just reported President Biden preparing to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers tomorrow. One of them likely Senator Bernie Sanders. He had this quote in the "Washington Post" this morning. Quote -- "Asked how much time should be spent talking with Republicans, Senator Sanders was blunt, if they're not serious, it should be no time. If they are serious, you know, we have some time. We will have a sense very shortly whether Republicans are serious."
Help us set the table. What are the realistic expectations coming out from both sides at this meeting?
LAURA BARRON-LOPEZ, WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT, POLITICO: Yes, Boris. Realistically, there are little indications that Republicans are going to support this bill, even if there are changes made. We do know that Democrats themselves, like Joe Manchin, as Daniella mentioned, but a number of other Democrats in the Senate and in the House want to see changes to this big package.
But realistically, this package is going to move through reconciliation where it will only require 50 -- a simple majority of Democrats to pass it through the chamber. That's what Chuck Schumer, the majority leader has been focusing on, and that is most likely where this is headed, given how big it is, and given the fact that Republicans to date have shown very little signals that they want to actually meet Democrats halfway.
SANCHEZ: Yes, one of the dividing lines here between lawmakers is exactly what the White House means when it says infrastructure. Here's what the president said when he was asked about that this week.
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JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: So I'm prepared to work, I really am. But to automatically say that the only thing that's infrastructure is a highway, a bridge or whatever -- that's just not rational. It really isn't.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
SANCHEZ: His administration has been making the case for a broad sweeping bill with tweets like this, "Investing in our workforce is investing in our infrastructure." That's from Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. They have tweeted about high-speed internet, broadband, a reliable electrical grid, et cetera.
The argument from across the aisle is that the definition of infrastructure in this plan is simply too broad, things like incentives for electric cars and raising pay for home care workers. How big of a challenge is selling this definition of infrastructure going to be for the administration?
BARRON-LOPEZ: It's going to be a big one, Boris, because as I was talking to a number of Democrats over this past week, one thing that one House Democrat told me was that Democrats have to get out ahead of Republicans in terms of messaging, that Republicans in the past have been very effective at arguing that when Democrats go for massive bills that require a lot of spending, that Republicans will try to argue that it will increase taxes on every day Americans.
Now, what this bill does is increase taxes on corporation, wealthy Americans. In Biden's speech in Pittsburgh this past week he said that he would not raise taxes on any Americans making less than $400,000 a year.
So House Democrats are very aware of the dangers heading into the '22 midterms and are trying to really talk about this package as you said, not just traditional infrastructure, not just bridges, not just roads, but also that this is about jobs, and that they are trying to help build back the economy after the pandemic. So that's a big piece. You hear President Biden as well as his officials repeatedly say that this is just as much of a jobs plan as it is a traditional infrastructure plan.
SANCHEZ: Yes. They may have their work cut out for them when it comes to public perception, case in point, and analysis of recent polling from my colleague Harry Enten suggesting that Americans don't really see infrastructure as a priority. A Pew Research Center poll in January found just 32 percent of people thought that improving the country's roads, bridges and public transportation systems should be a top priority.
There's other polling out there that indicates a similar sentiment. Despite that, things like the economy, jobs, climate, are rating higher as issues that people want to focus on. Do you get any sense from folks at the White House that maybe they should focus exclusively on other issues or more pressing ones like the influx of migrants at the border or voting rights?
BARRON-LOPEZ: This package is so front and center for the White House right now. It's what they're really focusing on instead of some of the other issues, at least in terms of what they're talking about the most from the podium, what the president is focusing the majority of his time on. He's delegating to Vice President Kamala Harris and DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas the situation at the border while he focuses on the response to the pandemic.
The White House very much considers this package a piece of that big response to. But still, as you mentioned, Boris, this is an uphill climb for him heading to the midterms because as history notes, the midterm -- the first midterm in a president's first term tends to favor the opposition party, and so Republicans definitely have the advantage in terms of trying to win back the House as well as the Senate heading into 2022.
SANCHEZ: Yes. And that's some of the urgency that we've heard from some Democrats like Senator Bernie Sanders and others. Laura, I have dozens of questions for you. Unfortunately, we're out of time and we have to leave it there. Laura Barron-Lopez, thank you so much for the time.
BARRON-LOPEZ: Thank you.
SANCHEZ: A quick -- of course. A quick programming note, you'll hear about Biden's infrastructure push directly from Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg later today on CNN's "STATE OF THE UNION."
That's "STATE OF THE UNION" with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash today at 9:00 Eastern.
Some newly released video shows a confrontation between two police officers and an Army lieutenant. The lieutenant was in uniform and he was pepper sprayed at a traffic stop. Now he's suing the department. Hear why he got pulled over, next.
PAUL: And later we're learning more about funeral and burial arrangements for Prince Philip. Find out whether Prince Harry and Meghan will attend now.
PAUL: Twenty-four minutes past the hour right now. And I want to tell you about an Army lieutenant who's suing two police officers in Virginia after a traffic stop that happened this past December. The officers reportedly believed the vehicle was missing a license plate. They were mistaken we know now.
SANCHEZ: Yes. Now in troubling body camera footage, we see those officers pointing their guns at the driver, repeatedly pepper spraying him and pushing him to the ground.
CNN's Natasha Chen has more.
NATASHA CHEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Christi and Boris, you're about to see video from three angles, from the body cameras worn by two Windsor, Virginia, police officers and from the personal cellphone of a man they pulled over. A man who happens to be black and Latino, as well as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. A warning, some of this may be difficult to watch. Caron Nazario is now suing the two officers involved.
CHEN (voice-over): 6:30 p.m., December 5th, 2020, Lieutenant Caron Nazario driving in his Army fatigue through the small town of Windsor, Virginia saw flashing lights in his rearview mirror. He wasn't sure why he was being pulled over. According to his lawsuit, he slowed down and put his blinker on indicating his intention to pull over but didn't do so for another minute and 40 seconds, which he later explained was in order to find a well-lit area.
Hearing these different commands while sitting in his car with his seatbelt on Nazario began recording from his own cell phone and put his hands out the window as ordered. It turns out Officer Daniel Crocker had not seen the temporary license plate taped to the back window of Nazario's brandnew Chevrolet Tahoe, and seeing tinted windows and a driver not stopping right away Crocker decided it was a high-risk traffic stop. But this was never explained to Nazario who for several minutes continued to ask why he had been pulled over.
CARON NAZARIO, U.S. ARMY OFFICER: What's going on?
DANIEL CROCKER, VIRGINIA POLICE OFFICER: How many occupants are in your vehicle?
NAZARIO: It's only myself. Why is your weapons drawn? What's going on?
JOE GUTIERREZ, VIRGINIA POLICE OFFICER: Get out of the car now.
NAZARIO: I'm serving this country, and this is how I'm treated.
GUTIERREZ: Guess what? I'm a veteran, too. I learned to obey. Get out of the car.
CHEN: Body camera footage shows Officer Joe Gutierrez, gun drawn unfastening the Velcro around what may be his Taser at this time.
NAZARIO: What's going on?
GUTIERREZ: What's going on is you're fixing to ride the lightning, son.
CHEN: The lawsuit said Nazario thought ride the lightning meant he could be killed.
NAZARIO: I'm honestly afraid to get out. Can I --
GUTIERREZ: Yes. You should be. Get out now.
NAZARIO: I have not committed any crimes.
GUTIERREZ: You're being stopped for a traffic violation. You're not cooperating. At this point right now you're under arrest for -- you're being detained. OK? You're being detained for obstruction of justice.
NAZARIO: For a traffic violation I do now have to get out of the vehicle. You haven't even told me why I'm being stopped.
CHEN: About two to three minutes in, Officer Crocker tried to open the driver's door. In his report he wrote -- quote -- "When I attempted to unlock and open the door, the driver assaulted myself by striking my hand away and pulled away from officers Gutierrez's grip." But in his own body camera footage, Nazario is not seen striking anyone.
Crocker's report also says that at this point Gutierrez -- quote -- "gave several more commands to comply with orders or he would be sprayed with his OC spray." But no such warnings could be heard. Gutierrez just sprayed Nazario still without either officer having told Nazario what exactly he was pulled over for.
NAZARIO: That's (EXPLETIVE DELETED). That's (EXPLETIVE DELETED).
GUTIERREZ: -- car now.
NAZARIO: I don't even want (ph) to reach my seat belt. Can you --
GUTIERREZ: Take your seatbelt off and get out of the car. You made this way more difficult than it had to be. Get on the ground.
NAZARIO: Can you please talk to me about what's going on? Can you please talk to me about what's going on? Why am I being treated like this? Why?
GUTIERREZ: Because you're not cooperating. Get on the ground (INAUDIBLE).
CHEN: The officers handcuffed Nazario then stood him back up. He told them his dog was in the backseat, and was choking from the pepper spray. Medics arrived and the conversation mellowed.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It would have been a two-minute traffic stop turned into all this.
CHEN: Nazario explained why he didn't immediately pull over.
NAZARIO: I was pulling over to a well lit area for my safety and yours. I have respect for law enforcement.
CHEN: But Gutierrez said that wasn't the problem.
GUTIERREZ: The climate we're in, with the media spewing with the race relations between minorities and law enforcement? I get it OK. So like I told you, as far as you not stopping, you weren't comfortable you wanted a well lit spot, lieutenant, that happens all the time. It happens to me a lot. And it's I'll say 80 percent of the time, not always, it's a minority.
CHEN: And while the officers couldn't understand why Nazario didn't get out of the car as instructed --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why wouldn't you comply?
CHEN: -- Nazario said he didn't know why he was being stopped.
NAZARIO: I've never looked out the window and saw guns blazing immediately.
CHEN: Gutierrez eventually told Nazario that he had a conversation with the chief of police and was giving him the option to let this all go. GUTIERREZ: There's no need for this to be on your record. I don't want it to be on your record. However, it's entirely up to you. If you want to fight and argue -- and I don't mean that disrespectfully. You have the right as a citizen. If that's what you want, we'll charge you. It doesn't change my life either way.
CHEN: But all three of their lives will inevitably change now that video of the incident has been widely shared online. CNN has not yet been able to reach officers Crocker and Gutierrez at this time. And it's unclear whether they have legal representation for this lawsuit. CNN has also reached out to Windsor police and Windsor town leaders and we have not yet heard back.
Christi and Boris back to you.
PAUL: Natasha Chen, thank you so much for that. OK, stay with us. We are getting some information now about Prince Philip's funeral. Details on that and who will be there next.
SANCHEZ: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and late husband to Queen Elizabeth is set to be laid to rest next Saturday, April 17.
PAUL: Yes. And in line with the Duke's wishes and COVID restrictions in the U.K., the funeral is going to be scaled back to about 30 people who would be allowed to attend. CNN's Anna Stewart is live from Windsor Castle.
Anna, good to see you again this morning. Talk to us about what you've now learned about funeral plans and who will be in attendance.
ANNA STEWART, CNN REPORTER: Good morning, Christi. Yes, it's going to be a really unusual funeral in a way because although the whole world will watch, it'll feel like a very intimate, private ceremony. Only 30 people will actually be able to attend the funeral service itself, and that includes Her Majesty the Queen, so it will feel very special.
Now, we're expecting all of the Duke of Edinburgh's children and grandchildren to attend. Of course, that includes Prince Harry who will have to return from California. And unless he's granted some sort of exception, he's going to have to self-isolate for five full days at least following the day of travel. So, one would imagine, he'll have to return him rather soon.
His wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, not joining him on this trip though. She is heavily pregnant and has been advised not to by her doctor. This funeral will be a really intimate affair for the family. And I think that will be incredibly special to them.
Now, Prince Charles gave a really touching tribute to his father yesterday. Take a listen.
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CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALES: My dear papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him. And from that point of view, we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
STEWART: And the tributes just keep pouring in from all around the world. A remembrance service was held by the Archbishop of Canterbury today in Canterbury Cathedral, and services and churches all over the country remembering Prince Philip in their prayers. Guys?
SANCHEZ: A difficult time for the royal family. Anna Stewart reporting from Windsor, thank you so much.
Coming up, the on-air commentary from Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson that has the Anti-Defamation League demanding he be fired.
PAUL: So, the Anti-Defamation League is calling on Fox News to fire primetime host Tucker Carlson for pushing a racist conspiracy theory used by white supremacists. It's called replacement theory.
SANCHEZ: Yes, it's a concept that falsely claims that Democrats, and in the context of white supremacy more specifically, Jewish people are intentionally replacing white Americans with immigrants with the express purpose, in Tucker's words, of "diluting American voters." Listen to part of what he said.
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TUCKER CARLSON, HOST, FOX NEWS CHANNEL: In a democracy, one person equals one vote. If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there. So, every time they import a new voter, I become disenfranchised as the current voter. So, I don't understand we don't understand this. I mean, everyone is making a racial issue out of it. Oh, the you know, white replacement. No, no, no, this is a voting rights question.
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SANCHEZ: Here with us is CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter. Brian, Tucker Carlson did not mention Jewish people when he was giving this diatribe, but almost word for word what he's espousing is the central tenets of white supremacist beliefs. And this isn't the first time that Tucker Carlson has been accused of racist remarks. Instead of punishing him, Fox has actually been elevating him as he has been making these comments. BRIAN STELTER, CNN CHIEF MEDIA CORRESPONDENT: Yes, promoting him time and time again. He is now the highest-rated host on Fox News, increasingly the face of Fox News. So, this is revealing not just about Tucker but about the company and about the Murdochs and what they are willing to either tolerate or what they are willing to embrace.
Carlson is speaking to White resentment, White, Christian America's resentment in some cases of immigrants, increasingly multicultural America. And he's doing it in really explicit terms while counting in a voting rights argument. He's saying I'm not really -- he literally said on Fox, I'm not talking about replacement theory, while he explained it word for word what replacement theory is.
This has been in the fringes. This has been -- you could find this sort of stuff in the far fringe white supremacist internet. It's been out there for years. It has also shown up in the manifestos of mass killers, including the man who attacked that Walmart in El Paso in 2019.
So, this has a sick, sad history, but it's being mainstreamed by someone like Carlson when he's on Fox talking to millions of viewers claiming that their votes -- and look Fox's audience is almost overwhelmingly White older folks -- that their votes are being replaced by new arrivals to America.
Of course, the story of America is a story of more and more people coming into the proverbial melting pot. And that's what makes the story so compelling. That's what makes America so exceptional. But for Carlson, that is something to fear, something to resent.
So, the ADL did send out this letter calling on Fox News to take action. That was on Friday. Now, it's Sunday morning, no response from Fox News. The ADL says it sent this letter because of a pattern of track record by Carlson, as you said, years of comments in Carlson's past.
I do not expect Fox News is going to do a single thing about this. But I do have the head of the ADL, Jonathan Greenblatt, joining me on "RELIABLE SOURCES" later this morning so We can dig into this in more detail.
PAUL: So, Brian, real quickly. Do you think that at some point Fox is going to be forced to publicly deal with it. You say you don't expect them to but you how much pressure would it take to hear from them?
STELTER: Right. So, at some point, you're absolutely right. At some point, whether it's at an investor conference or an interview, one of the Murdochs will eventually be asked about their Tucker Carlson problem.
But I think the response usually from the Murdochs is something like this. We oppose canceled culture. We're not the speech police. He's entitled to his own opinion. They never tried to actually defend what Carlson is saying, or any of their other commentators who end up creating these awful controversies. They just, you know, claim that they are above it all, and they don't want to cancel anyone.
So, unfortunately, they don't deal with the substance of the arguments. But hey, that's what we're here for.
PAUL: Well, we're looking forward to your show again this morning, as we always do. Brian Stelter, thank you so much.
SANCHEZ: Thank you so much.
PAUL: You're going to see him later this morning on "RELIABLE SOURCES." It's at 11:00 a.m. And it is Sunday at the Masters. He played a shot at the leaderboard yesterday, others not so much. And yes, it happened literally.
SANCHEZ: Fancy green jacket is on the line today at the Masters and there's a chance this one could be especially historic.
PAUL: Coy Wire, he's in Augusta National this morning. It's hard to, you know, deal with that 75 degrees in sunshine, isn't it, Coy? I don't know how you do it.
SANCHEZ: It's the toughest assignment, Coy.
COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: It really is good to see you, Christi and Boris. I don't know if we could pull off the green jacket, but it sure look sweet to the winners to put it on here. There was, Christi, an hour plus rain delay yesterday, but it was after that that Hideki Matsuyama catapulted to the top of the leaderboard in round three, putting him in position for a historic Sunday here at Augusta National.
Matsuyama shooting a stunning 65 to finish at 1100, taken a four-shot lead. What did he do during the rain delay? He went to his car, played some games on his phone. The 29-year-old has five career PGA Tour wins but none since 2017. And if he holds on today, Matsuyama would become the first Japanese man to ever win one of golf majors.
He told me after the round that the first Masters he ever watched is five years old in Japan when Tiger won it for the first time in 1997. And that helped inspire him to play here one day too. Now, there are just a handful of guys within striking distance of Matsuyama entering today's final round, Jordan Spieth. He's the only one with the green jacket but every one of them believes they have a shot.
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MARC LEISHMAN, GOLFER: (INAUDIBLE), you know, what can happen. I've had bad rounds here myself and I've had good rounds. So, you know, you can -- you can make up four shots fairly quickly, but you have to do a lot of things right to do that. JUSTIN ROSE, GOLFER: To have a shot tomorrow, I'm delighted. So, you know, I have that freedom to take a run at it. And you know, of course, I'd love to kind of stay to -- stay with it just a little bit better.
WILL ZALATORIS, GOLFER: You know, I want to be here my entire career. And, you know, like I said, I'm not going to shy away from it. You know, I want to do this. I want to put on a green jacket my entire career and I've got a good opportunity to do it. So, let's go do it.
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WIRE: Some golfers climbed yesterday, others slipped. Billy Horschel taken that literally no socks, no shoes, and down goes Horschel. He slips on the slope with the 13th. And yes, that's going to leave a mark. The good sport laughed it off though. Christi, Boris, that's kind of more like what we mere mortals look like on a golf course, stuff like that. (INAUDIBLE) later this morning. It'll be a fun push to see who wins that green jacket.
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SANCHEZ: Yes, for a second, I thought that was actually footage of me from the golf course just slipping and falling everywhere, maybe for different reasons. Coy, thank you so much. Stay with us. We'll be right back.
PAUL: So, as we all watch the trial of Derek Chauvin, there's a new CNN original series that spotlighting another case of racial violence.
SANCHEZ: The People Versus the Klan tells the story of Michael Donald, a 19-year-old killed by KKK members in 1981. And his mom, Beulah Mae, who risked her life fighting for justice. Adrienne Broaddus has a look at that tragic case.
BEULAH MAE DONALD, MOTHER OF MICHAEL DONALD: That morning, one of my cousins call us and said, they believe it's Michael. It's him.
ADRIENNE BROADDUS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): If the campaign say their names existed in 1981 --
DONALD: I was just numb. I couldn't believe that this was happening.
BROADDUS: Michael Donald's name would have been included. Donald is considered by some to be the last documented person lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in the United States.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Testifying for the prosecution, James Tiger Knowles pointed at his fellow Ku Klux Klansmen, Henry Hayes, and said that together they killed a 19-year-old Michael Donald in March 1981 because he was black.
BROADDUS: Donald was 19. Michael's mother Beulah Mae Donald didn't want revenge but justice.
DONALD: That was my baby, and nothing they do can bring him back.
BROADDUS: Beulah Mae held an open casket funeral for her son. She said she was inspired by the mother of Emmett Till, Mamie. Emmett Till grew up in the Chicago home. He too was lynched.
DONALD: I didn't want to happen to nobody else's child like it is mine. You don't know the agony is until you go through it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Henry Hays is the Klansmen who is charged with killing Michael Donald then hanging the Black man's body from a tree near downtown Mobile two and a half years ago.
BROADDUS: The two men accused were charged and convicted. Knowles received a life sentence. Hays was executed. But that was only the beginning of a path toward justice.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And so she brought a civil suit against the Klan in Alabama. This was an opportunity to take down one of the longest standing white supremacist, domestic terrorist organizations that existed in the nation.
TAMIKA MALLORY, CO-FOUNDER, UNTIL FREEDOM: Do you believe in your struggle to the point where you would literally lose your life?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She had every reason to be afraid.
BROADDUS: But fear didn't stop her. Beulah Mae and other Black leaders from around the country took on the men who killed her son and the terror organization that fueled their hate. Adrienne Broaddus, CNN Chicago.
SANCHEZ: This is a must-watch, the all-new CNN Original Series, The People Versus The Klan premiering tonight in back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.