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i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. we're following an extremely busy morning on the world stage. the united nations will vote on the chemical attack on syria and we could hear from rex tillerson and his russian counterpart. they just ended a tense, four-hour meeting in moscow. tillerson's goal, try to find common ground with russia, but russia's foreign minister is at the table to define boundaries over its ally syria and the military strikes there. >> moments ago the white house
press secretary sean spicer said the meeting between rex tillerson and vladimir putin is still a possibility. we're watching this very closely as president putin is casting as persians on the u.s.-russia relationships and the relations especially at the military level under the administration of donald trump has not improved, but rather worsened. elise labott following the u.n. security council meeting and we'll bring you a live picture of that, but first we'll start with matthew chance. no meeting yet as far as we know between the secretary of state and vladimir putin and the secretary did just walk out of a four-hour meeting with the foreign minister. >> reporter: later on in a few hours from now and before that, there will be a press conference and we expect that to be with the secretary of state as well. it has not been confirmed that there will be a meeting between vladimir putin and the secretary
of state, but that was always a possibility and the kremlin said it was only today and not on the agenda and we're considering it, and of course, in the past the secretaries of state from the united states particularly on their first visit to the russian capital always have an audience with the russian president so it would be considered, i think, it would be interpreted as a slap in the face to washington, a slap in the face to the trump administration if such a meeting did not take place. nevertheless, there's a great deal of tension between the united states at the point of washington and moscow and the russians are furious about the fact that the united states launched those missile strikes against their ally in syria and the regime of bashar al assad and they're making that point repeatedly and rex tillerson went into the pleating with sergey lavrov and said he wanted to look for a candid exchange and the two countries could better define their differences. what lavrov said he wanted to know what the trump policy was toward russia and cihra. take a listen to what he had to say.
>> translator: it is important for us to understand your intentions, the intentions of the u.s. and the real intentions of this administration. we hope that we can clear up today, these things. welcome. >> all right. we'll have to get a better picture if any clearing up, if the tensions between them and the differences between them will have to be achieved when the press conferences take place very shortly. >> matthew chance in moscow, thank you very much. elise labott joining us now on this vote. so this vote that the security council is going to have, elise, is it largely symbolic? of course, they will condemn the horror, but what comes out of it? what does it mean for all those suffering under the assad regime? >> fortunately, it won't mean much, poppy, for those suffering under the regime and this is part of a whole administration of the international effort to pry russia away from syria, and if you remember that vote was
supposed to take place last week. the russians put off the vote and that's when you saw that strike against the syrian air base and now you see u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley as the security council is assembling. we're looking at live pictures there. ambassador haley tweeted a short time ago. busy day, security council meet being, political situation in syria. it will be very telling. and what she means by that is it will be very telling as to whether the rugs are going to side with the syrians after this heinous sarin gas attack or whether they'll be a player and that's what secretary tillerson is trying to do in moscow. take a listen to president trump yesterday with fox business news speaking about the relationship between russia and president assad. >> frankly, putin is backing a
person that's truly an evil person, and i think it's very bad for russia. i think it's very bad for mankind. it's very bad for this world, but when you drop gas or bombs or barrel bombs and have these massive barrels with dynamite and they drop them right in the middle of a group of people and in all fairness you see the same kids, no arms, no legs, no face, this is an animal. >> and that's the message that secretary tillerson is taking to russia. the message that the u.n. security council will give to russia today, that russia -- that assad is becoming and growing as a liability for russia, that they need to end their support for the regime and start working towards a political process that could see the end of the regime and that will help focus on the fight against isis. unfortunately, as we've seen, the russians are doubling down and the kremlin spokesman today said it would make no sense for the russians to end their
support for assad who is fighting terrorism and we see that later in the week the foreign ministers of russia, syria and iran would be getting together to discuss. so instead of moving away from assad it really looks like the kremlin is moving closer. poppy and john? >> elise labott, as we are watching the u.n. security council. they will hold a vote shortly and we will keep an eye on that and we'll watch nikki haley and the center for eurasian and russian studies. and diplomatic analyst and also former state department spokesman for a pentagon press secretary. professor, let me start with you because white house press secretary sean spicer hinted at the possibility that rex tillerson might still meet with vladimir putin and this as the russian leader said the relationship between the u.s. and russia is even worse than it was before, but you suggest any notion that the relationship would get better was misguided.
>> i think it was. we heard candidate trump praising russia and saying we have to do a deal with him, and he would put effort to improving ties with russia and the russian interference in the election came out and now obviously with the use of chemical weapons by russia's client, president bashar al assad that really, we can see about assad that those hopes have gone away and i think now for the first time we've had a coherent russia policy in the trump administration because before defense secretary mattis, secretary tillerson and national security adviser would seem to be on one page with ambassador haley with the white house on the same page. i think they're on the same page at the moment. >> admiral kirby, to you, as they say they want to clarify differences so they can better
understand the differences. we've now just learned that sergey lavrov, russia's foreign minister will on friday meet with his counterparts in iran and in syria. it's an interesting development after he has these talkses with tillerson. >> yeah. i mean, you can read it a couple of way. one way is sort of the slap at tillerson and the united states basically saying, look, we're not going to change our overall strategy here. we're going to stay wedded to the regime and supporting the regime in their efforts which iran is supporting and it could be read as the russians having been rattled by the strike and also taking advantage of the opportunity to sit down with the foreign ministers of those two countries to further explore options going forward and maybe to express some of their own frustrations and dissatisfactions. so i think it will be interesting it see how they read those meetings out. i'm not at all surprised that they set that meeting for after the meeting with tillerson because then they can go into the discussion with iran and
with syria, informed at least, to some degree by what the united states' intentions are. >> angela, i want to ask you about something the secretary of state said yesterday because it gets to the notion that you brought up before that now the entire administration is on the same page. we'll see, rex tillerson with nato ministers and the french foreign minister said, explain to me why ukraine matters to american taxpayers. what kind of message does that send to the rest of the world and to the people in ukraine and not to mention in other countries who are wondering if donald trump, president trump's notion of america first still holds or not? >> well, i mean, i think you raise an important issue. again, on the campaign trail there was really a down playing of what was happening in ukraine, and i think this gets back to the question of u.s. support for nato, how strong it is and how much we, the u.s. taxpayers, secretary tillerson said, should be paying for
what's happening in ukraine. so, clearly, there are big questions there. we may be on the same page or the administration may be on the same page on the syria issue, but we've had different voices on ukraine from different parts of the administration, but this was a very serious message to our allies that we're questioning whether the way that they see the security threatened by what russia is doing in ukraine. whether we support that and whether we're going to go forward trying to deter the russians from doing any more in ukraine. >> admiral kirby, how do you see the white house administration's stance right now? because the president has been adamant saying i don't telegraph my plan, et cetera, for syria, but then as greta van susteren pointed out rightly so in that interview with sean spicer, didn't the president do just that when he told maria bart
roma th iromo that we're not going into syria. >> i agree that they seem to be coalescing toward a more coherent approach about the civil war. they have not talked about that at all until this gas attack and then only then prior was the talk about the practicality of assad's thing. so their policy on syria is evolving, and i do think that you can't have it both ways. you can't say i'll not telegraph the move and the president tweeted also that he was sending a strike group to the waters of the korean peninsula. we don't talk about ship movements, and it doesn't seem to be consistent either way. >> if vladimir putin meets with secretary of state tillerson and it would in the coming minutes or hours right now, what kind of performance, do you think that he would portray. what message does he want to send not just to the secretary, but to the entire world? >> i think he wants to show i am a strong leader.
you have to respect me and you can't push russia around and the u.s. has to recognize that, but on the other hand, i think he might be willing to say, well, it's time to at least normalize relations with the united states. maybe we can talk about jointly fighting islamic state together. these are things he said before. so i think on the one hand it will be image of a strong, tough leader, but on the other hand, at least opening the door to better relations with the united states because he needs to come out of this, you know, looking strong and looking positive to his own people. >> do you think, admiral, that tillerson goes into this meeting that i think john and i at this point believe is probably happening if you read between the lines and the answer that sean spicer is giving. does tillerson go into that in a position of strength? yes, he has the air strikes behind him and yes, he knows putin because of his role as exxon ceo and the oil deal. >> he has the friendship. >> he has the order of
friendship, but at the same time it's not clear that he is completely on the same page as the president and has full access to the president. >> right. i would not be surprised if this meeting happens. this is not unlike putin to not schedule a meeting with the united states foreign minister until the last minute that happened to john kerry a couple of times, as well so i agree that that will occur and it wouldn't surprise me, and i think that secretary tillerson had some leverage going into this meeting today with the air strikes behind him. leverage that john kerry didn't always have and hopefully he's going to use that or did use that in this meeting and hopefully will be able to use it with president putin. look, we rattled the cage a little bit. they are angry about there and they are concerned about where this is going. uncertainty on a tactical level can be helpful, but uncertainty on a strategic level with respect to policy cannot be. so to answer your question he does have a little bit of leverage here given the strikes and given the way that's rattled
the russians, but i also think that it would be more helpful in these meetings if he could point to a very cohesive, well-articulated, well-crafted united states policy with respect to the future of syria, and i just don't think we're there yet. i think it is still evolving for this administration. >> professor, admiral, nice to have you both. thank you. still to come for us, the cnn exclusive report this morning, congressional sources both republicans and democrats saying they really can't find anything to back up the claims by the trump administration that their predecessors, the obama administration collected information in any way that is wrong or any smoking gun about the trump campaign. plus just moments ago sean spicer said he let the president down. i made a mistake. there's no other way to say it. i got into a topic that i shouldn't have, and i screwed up. >> much more on that, plus sean's comments about russia, as
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all right. this morning we have a cnn exclusive. sources tell cnn that documents they have seen contradict claims made by the house intelligence committee chair devin nunes, both democrats and republicans say they have no evidence they did anything wrong and they see no smoking gun. >> that's right. in an interview taped before this intel the president doubled down on his allegations that former national security adviser susan rice, he says, committed a crime. >> she said she didn't do it for political reasons. >> does anybody really believe that? nobody believes that. even the people that tried to protect her in the news media.
it's such a big story, and i'm sure it will continue forward, but what they did is horrible. >> cnn chief national correspondent jim sciutto is watching the story from washington. what do you know? i know you have sources. you don't just have democrats, you have republicans, as well. >> frankly, their accounts contradict the president, republican and democratic lawmakers and aides that obama administration officials improperly requested the names of intelligence individuals, they've seen the very same intelligence documents that nunes reviewed that month before the famous press conference and they tell cnn they see no evidence that obama administration officials did anything out of the ordinary or illegal. one congressional source described the request to me as, quote, normal and appropriate. >> you've seen, you talked to
sources, you and manu raju have talked to sources. what are you seeing about the documents? >> they're saying, no smoking gun in these reports. in fact, one person manu and i spoke with, even urging the white house to declassify them and make it public to make it clear there's nothing alarming in them. as you know, a lot of questions have focused on the role of susan rice obama's national security adviser whether she in particular acted legally in requesting the names in particular of trump officials who were incidentally collected in these intelligence reports, and as we know, the president himself -- the president himself has said he believes she may haveec broen the law, but again, republicans and democrats, these are lawmakers on the house and senate intelligence committees who reviewed these documents in a classified setting said they looked at them and said there's no there there in effect, that these would be the kinds of things that someone in that senior and national security
position might ask for unmasking. what does that mean in practical terms? they get a lot of intelligence. every day they are briefed on the intelligence of the day and sometimes that intelligence includes mentions of u.s. citizens and those names are taken out and sometimes they might look at that and say what american were they talking about there or what american was on the other end of that phone line with that foreign official? it's cases like that, but again, these democrats and republicans looked at those requests and said, it seems reasonable. >> what, jim, are the rules for making and granting these unmasking requests? >> well, it's important for our viewers to know that. these rules are set by the intelligence committee. they're not set by democrats or republicans. they are set by the intelligence community. certain senior national security officials, not all of them, a very limited list, can make such requests and the intel agencies, the nsa in this case, they decide whether to grant those requests. as a practical matter i am told
that in practice when a senior official when a susan rice asks they're rarely denied based on their position and you do have people that i spoke with who say, yes, what we've seen from these intelligence reports do not back up nunes' claims or the president's claims, but there are legitimate questions here about the justifications given, the standards for granting those requests and that's part of the conversation, john and poppy, that i think will continue. >> all right. jim sciutto for us in washington. jim, thanks so much for your reporting. appreciate it. nice work. sean spicer, the white house press secretary said, quote, that he let the president down. why? we'll tell you after the break. (phone ringing) they'll call back. no one knows your ford better than ford and ford service.
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and this is the unanimous conclusion of the whole intelligence community. it is the overwhelming conclusion of most senators, democrats and republicans. we know that a foreign country, an adversary, russia massively intervened in our election in 2016. we know they're currently intervening in the french elections and trying to intervene in the german elections. we know that russia hacked into both political parties and selectively released information that would help one candidate and hurt another candidate. we know -- here, we're talking about no wrong door where we have the good use of technology to help people. we also see in what russia did in 2016, the bad use of technology where the russian
government, in effect, paid close to 1,000 internet trolls and what internet trolls would do is manipulate information, many times create false twitter accounts or false facebook accounts and then on a regional basis, flood the zone with fake news. that fake news would then mean if you received your news off of facebook news account or twitter news account and didn't watch television you were reading information that had no connection to the truth. for example, in certain states you read stories in the last week about hillary clinton being sick or hillary clinton stealing billions of dollars from the state department. all factually inaccurate. we also know that our committee and the senate committee in a bipartisan way is doing is investigating any contacts between either campaign and the russians prior to the elections.
if the fbi director has said there is enough evidence that he has opened investigations. i can't comment on specific investigations. i can't comment on the fisa warrant, but if a fisa warrant has been issued, it is a very, very serious matter. >> you're listening to senator mark warner, the vice chairman of the senate intel committee, the ranking democrat on that committee talking about the latest on their investigation into russia's hacking of the election and any alleged ties to the trump campaign and we'll monitor that and bring you more as it develops and joining us is abby phillips from the washington post, and katie mcmainy and former manager for the 2008 hillary clinton presidential campaign. nice to have you all here. >> abby, let me begin with you and ask you about the washington post this morning, and reporting that the intel community and the fbi got this fisa warrant to
monitor carter page's communications for months and obviously, that is relevant because he billed himself as a foreign policy adviser with the trump campaign, even though he never met with the president, the campaign is distancing himself from him. it's a huge deal because a judge would have had to have been convinced that carter page was acting on behalf of an adversary to get this. >> that's right. and importantly, taking a little bit of a step back. the only reason carter page is relevant to begin with is because the president himself, now president trump and then candidate trump, named him as a foreign policy adviser at a time when he was being pressed to sort of name who he was consulting with to come up with his foreign policy during the campaign. one of those people was carter page and over time the white
house has never really explained and the campaign never really explained how carter page ended up on that list? how did he first become associated with the campaign and why? and why did the cystance start to happen? what this revelation illustrates is to the extent that there was surveillance of associates of the trump campaign it would have been because there was probable cause and probable cause in the case of the secret warrants is not easy to come by, it's something that requires a lot of evidence as james comey, the fbi director points out. it requires a tome about the size of your wrist that needs to be presented to a judge and it's not something that would be frivolous and it raises more questions than answers at this point. >> karen mcmainy, that carter page was working as a political agent, those are scathing words.
>> if there is evidence of wrongdoing or you think there is probable cause as abby mentioned, it's important. i don't think that it's evidence of -- the campaign trying to distance themselves from them and before, donald trump walked into the washington post and one of the first advisers he said he had was carter page. >> look, i don't think we have any evidence to know that he wanted him on his campaign because he wanted to collude with russia and i don't think there's evidence on that. >> let's get to steve bannon, someone that has had the president's ear and hardly anyone closer to the president especially in the last six or eight months. patty, to you. the president gives an interview to "the new york post" last month and here's what he said about steve bannon. i like steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in
my campaign until very late. i had beaten the senators and governors. i didn't know steve. i'm my own strategist and it wasn't because i was going to change strategies because i was facing crooked hillary. do you think bannon's days are numbered? >> yes. without question. that's not a good quote to be getting from your boss in the media, but you know, i know a little something about infighting and dysfunctionality in political organizations as you mentioned, i ran the hillary clinton '08 campaign and towards the end there when we were losing there was a lot of infighting and backstabbing in the media and outside the media and the reason it happened then is because we were losing and that's why it's happening now. you know, president trump has had a really, really bad first 80 days, a lot of failures and people are looking for people to blame. so that's one thing. that's why it's happening and the second thing, you know, if i were steve bannon, the last
person i would go after is the president's son-in-law. just a little word of advice. >> yeah, family, it's tough. in any organization let alone a political organization. one last question on steve bannon to you, kayleigh, because you are loyal to the trump administration. what would you miss if he were to go? >> a lot. when you look around the trump white house you see these factions and a moderate voice with ivanka and jared any reince priebus. the only person i know of in the administration and maybe kellyanne conway that stands up for the base and the concerns of the base is steve bannon. i appreciate the president putting out the statement because they're ludicrous and president trump calls the shots at the end of the day, bottom line and that's why he put out the statement. >> even the skit of him being president bannon, that was two months ago and he's doing this now for a reason after the infighting between kushner and
bannon has certainly escalated. brian stelter, to you. sean spicer really stepping in it yesterday when he basically said that some things that assad is doing is worse than hitler. he came full circle, full apology not only with wolf blitzer last night on this network and then again at the newseum, but there is also this reporting by our jeff zeleny that it's not clear yet that the president will fully accept this. what do you think it means for sean spicer. >> buzz about steve bannon and now buzz about sean spicer's future. here's what he said a few minutes ago at the newseum. >> i made a mistake. there's no other way to say it. i got into a topic that i shouldn't have, and i screwed up. on a professional level it's disappointing because i think i've let the president down, and so on both a personal level and a professional level that would definitely go down as not a very good day in my history.
>> so now the question becomes, is it enough? i think spicer's humility and his subdued nature he seemed to recognize his job is at stake and there's speculation whether he's become too much of a liability for president trump and for this white house. this comes down to two related issues both of which were on display with this hitler-assad thing and one is the inaccuracy and some of what he said was inaccurate and sloppiness. whether it's wrong or mixed up. this kind of sloppiness has a corrosive effect on spicer's credibility and that's on the spotlight today because of this. >> saying sorry the way he did is not easy and that was flat-out sorry and that in and of itself is netable. >> all right, guys, abby, kaylee, patti, thanks for being with us. a more coming up. we'll be right back. your insurance company
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state rex tillerson and his russian counterpart. they just wrapped up a four-hour, very tense meeting in moscow, and as we wait to hear from them, the president this morning slamming vladimir putin's relationship with dictator bashar al assad. >> frankly, putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person, and i think it's very bad for russia. i think it's very bad for mankind. it's very bad for this world, but when you drop gas or bombs or barrel bombs and they have these massive barrels with dynamite and they drop them right in the middle of a group of people and in fairness you see the kids no arms, no legs, no face, this is an animal.
>> cnn's clarissa ward on the turkish border with syria right now. clarissa, there are these meetings going on in moscow right now between the united states and russia about the syrians and about the people that you've spent so much time with covering. there was some support for the actions taken by the u.s. last week, but as they're watching what's going on in moscow right now, what are the people caught in the middle of this? what do the syrians want? >> reporter: i think if you talk to anyone, john, who supports the syrian opposition, there is a feeling of frustration that the trump administration has not gone any further than that one night of strikes that we saw on that regime air base. it's very much inside rebel-held syria business as usual by which i mean that the regime has been dropping bombs. there are air strikes across the area and more a tacts today in the town of kahn sheikhoun, and that is the town where the chemical attack took place and
there are activists inside of the use of cluster bombs. again, we can't confirm all of these, but it gives you a sense that it is very much day in, day out, the same levels of violence and there hasn't been a real shift on the ground and what you start to see as well is the danger, perhaps, of some of the rhetoric coming from the trump administration becoming more vocal about their opposition to president bashar al assad and more vocal about the idea that there could be no peaceful, stable syria with him still in power and you run into the same problem you saw the obama administration running into which is that if you keep saying that president assad isn't in the future, and if he's the dictator of the most dangerous variety who is slaughtering his own people then it becomes incumbent upon you to do something militarily to intervene and help achieve that goal. so far what we're hearing from the trump administration is very much, no, we don't intend to get more involved and the focus is
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we have not provided our front-line supervisors and managers and individuals with the proper tools, policies, procedures that allow them to use their common sense. >> so some lawmakers actually want an investigation into this whole situation. listen to what governor chris christie said on "new day". >> who do you blame for this ugly incident? >> united. i have unique knowledge because newark liberty international airport is a united hub. they control 70% of the flights in and out of newark, and if i could tell you, i could fill a book from the complaints i have about united airlines from constituents. i don't think they've ever recovered from the merger with continental and you can tell, allison, from listening to the ceo who had three different tries to try to say what everybody could see here which is this is unacceptable. >> here to discuss someone who knows the airline business really, really well. the former ceo of spirit
airlines. when you saw the video like all the rest of us, your first reaction? >> i was shocked just like probably all of you were, as well. it seemed such a crazy escalation for what was essentially a relatively simple issue. >> you have said, you have been forthright about mistakes you made when you were ceo of spirit and you didn't do anything right, you had a number of lawsuits and customer complaints and now hearing oscar munoz's apology and something we didn't play for you there, and he said he was ashamed when he saw it and never again would a passenger be forcefully dragged off a plane for a seat he booked. what else needs to change? >> i think his interview on "good morning america" was really on target and it's good and it's unfortunate that it took three times to get to that, but you know, the only thing that makes sense to me is security on airplanes is when there is a security issue. this was not a security issue. this was a bad airline planning
issue, and the ceo oscar munoz seemed to recognize that in his interview this morning. >> so chris christie, among other things and other people calling on a temporary freeze. the government is stepping in saying to the airlines, you can't do this overbooking thing anymore. you can't sell more tickets than you have seats for on a plane. do you think that's a good idea? >> i think it's a mistake for two reasons. first of all, this incident was not caused by overlooking and the flight was not overbooked by selling too many seats. it became an oversold situation because they decided to move crew, seemingly at the last minute. it wasn't customer that didn't fit. it was airline crew that didn't fit and they had other options. the second thing is that if overbooking were eliminated it would raise fares probably somewhat significantly for all consumers. i don't think customers realized how many people do not show up for flights and how much money overbooking keeps fares a little bit lower than they would otherwise be. >> that's interesting because when you were ceo of spirit, you
guy his some of the lowest customer satisfaction ratings in the business. there was one year when you guys came in dead last. you still thought that did not matter as much as keeping costs low and therefore planes full. is this sort of another example of that, that ultimately you have to do what is going to economically make sense for the airline? >> well, the reason -- the reason that i was less concerned about complaints as the ceo of spirit is a lot of our complaints weren't related to the airline not delivering on their core promise and it was about people being frustrated that we charged for bags and charged for water and that was something i thought we needed to be more transparent about. so i believe that the industry needs to be transparent about what it does, but also highly empathetic when it doesn't deliver on its core promises. >> right. and not being dragged out of an airplane by force. >> of course, not. >> so that's different than an overhead bin. all right, former spirit ceo ben
baldanza. >> we didn't each show the ad. >> i appreciate it. >> we didn't even show the ad where you were in the overhead. that was priceless. there you go! >> ben, thank you very much. >> coming up, catlike quickness on display in the miami marlins outfield not by a marlins player, but by an actual cat who crashed their home opener last night. coy has more on the bleacher report next. y2bg6y y10my
cranking out more power and acceleration, more efficiency at the pump, and the most torque of any half-ton pickup. this is the ford f-150. boom. all right. new this morning, german authorities say they suspect an attack on a bus carrying a soccer team to a quarterfinal game, they say it was terrorism. >> coy joins us. >> terrorist involvement based on the type of detonator and the type of explosion. there are two suspects and one has been temporarily detained, but the attack on thedortmund is still unclear. no fate abilities and one player, 26 yoet ma-year-old mar
was injured. he had to have surgery to treat a broken forearm, debris and shrapnel in his hand and check out this picture sent out moments ago from his team and he's wearing a cast and giving a thumbs up. that's a good sign there. attacks like this are brought about by the worst in those responsible, but they can bring out the very best in others. check this out. fans and members of the dortmund community reached out to fans, they treated #bedsforawayfans. the fans now had unexpected stays there in their community. that's good stuff. >> it's only tuesday. we want to bring some levity to your morning. yesterday was only tuesday, but it felt more like cater day at the marlins home opener. the game put on halt because of a cat trying to take a nap in the outfield and yesterday was national pet day of all things. players, security guards, trying to get this little character. clearly, no one had a laser pointer or some catnip, cat
running, jumping up the screens on the outfield there and it was not a perfect game, guys, but a good one for the marlins. a little fun for you there this morning. >> i like to say a cat on the lamb. coy wire, we appreciate it. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm john berman. kate bolduan starts now. john, and poppy, thanks so much. hello, everyone. i am kate bolduan and we are watching breaking news on several fronts and what could be turning into an unexpected cold war. right now a high-stakes showdown in moscow between secretary of state rex tillerson and his russian counterpart. they're expected to hold a joint news conference shortly and everyone should listen closely to that especially after taking jabs at each other in public over the u.s. strikes in syria and the russian role in the deadly chemical attack