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it is time to exit the paris accord. >> this agreement was truly about putting america second. >> what point does america get to mean? at what point do they start to laugh at us? >> this is a strategic mistake and sets us back. >> we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> james comey testifies next thursday. >> you want to know did the president attempt to curtail the russi russi russian investigation? >> the private russian hackers could have been involved in the 2016 election. >> this is russian propaganda. >> in russia, there are armies of hackers employed by the state. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to "new day." president trump defying world leaders by pulling out of the paris climate accord. he says this is a political win for him and for america.
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european leaders reacting disappointme disappointment. warning the deal is not going to be renegotiated. fired fbi director james comey is set to testify before the senate next week. what will he say? all of this as the white house turns to the supreme court to get the halted travel ban reinstated. we have it all covered for you with cnn's joe johns at the white house. >> reporter: withdrawing from the paris accord was a big promise the president made to his base and most loyal supporters. fulfilling it, he had to face-off with the condemnation of the world. now going forward, the leadership on the global stage could have enormous impact. >> the united states will withdrawal from the paris
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climate accord. >> reporter: president trump making good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the landmark 195-nation agreement, but leaving the door open for potential new deal. >> we are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. if we can, that's great. >> reporter: trump's rose garden speech focusing not on climate change, but saying the accord is hurting american jobs. >> the paris agreement handicaps the united states economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country's expense. >> reporter: touting the decision puts america first. >> our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of america's sovereignty. we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us
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anymore. and they won't be. >> reporter: sources tell cnn the president was dead set on the decision with the nationalist wing prevailing. his daughter ivanka and son-in-law were absent from the announcement pushed for him to stay in the deal. along with secretary of state rex tillerson tillerson. >> as someone who cares deeply about the environment, which i do, i cannot support a deal that punishes the united states. i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> reporter: the mayor of pittsburgh hitting back after trump invoked the name of his city. >> the values we have in the city follow right along the lines of the paris agreement stated. >> reporter: after the announcement, the white house struggling on whether the president still believes climate change is a hoax. >> you actually have to ask him. >> reporter: former president obama who signed the agreement
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responded saying the deal was meant to protect the world we leave to our children. adding the nations that remain will reap the benefits in jobs and industries created. >> donald trump is not telling the truth to the american people when he he says we have the huge burden imposed on us by other nations. it is voluntary. the president of the united states could have changed that without walking away from the agreement. >> reporter: backlash growing among business leaders who lobbied president trump to stay in the deal. tesla ceo elon musk and disney's bob iger quitting the president's council. industry must now lead and not depend on government. cities and states are vowing to step up. dozens of governors and mayors across the country pledging to uphold the commitments of the paris agreement. a white house press secretary sean spicer is expected to give
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a rare briefing on camera and expected to be accompanied by one of the men of the moment. the epa administrator scott pruitt. >> thank you, joe, very much. world leaders expressing disappointment at president's withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. leaders from germany, italy and france making it clear renegotiating is off the table. we have claurhave clarissa ward in london. >> reporter: alisyn, i think by the time the president made the announcement, the other countries realized that the president would rise to the ranks of daniel ortega or assad. there is an outpouring of reaction from leaders. the theme here as the australian prime minister called it disappointing.
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canada's prime minister called it disappointing. british prime minister theresa may told president trump on the phone she was disappointed. italy and germany and france issued a joint statement to express regret. more to the point, alisyn, they doubled down on the idea there will be no renegotiation of the paris agreement. we heard from president macron who had a funny riff on one of president trump's favorite slogans. >> we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> reporter: finally, i just want to show you the cover of a german weekly news magazine. der spiegel. playing on one of the slogans.
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america first. earth last. >> stay with us. let's bring in reporter chris cillizza and congressional reporter for the washington post. karoun derouza. chris, america first. this seems to be the most dramatic manifestation of that principle by the president to date. fair statement? >> absolutely. this goes beyond the climate focus which is important, but what this tells us is bigger than that. this is donald trump essentially making good on what he said he would do. he had a lot of world leaders surprised. i'm not sure why they should be unless they did not watch the campaign. not just in terms of the paris climate accord. more broadly, his arguments was, you know what? the world is too dependent on us. what do we get from them? this is a more cynical world
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view. it is a more america first certainly. certainly america go it alone. we look at ourselves and then the rest of the world. it is important to note because it is not a break from what democratic presidents have done in the past. that is certainly true. it is a break from republican presidents in the past. george w. bush. george h.w. bush believed in the u.s./europe alliance. saw a certain role for the united states as a leader morally and otherwise in the world. that is not the case here with trump. trumpism is we are going to look out for ourselves. we are not going to worry about it. you heard him. they are laughing at us. we are not worried. too long we have done that. now we worry about us first. this is steve bannon. this is nationalism. this is trumpism. if you need to understand it,
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this is what it is. >> look no further. so that's the world view. the global response to this. karoun. there has been a huge response. a spate of ceos from unlikely places. exxon, chevron have spoken out against this. they want the u.s. to stay in the paris accord. there's been a slew of governors who say we have to go it alone. for conservatives and people like steve bannon, that is good news. they don't want the federal government to shoulder all of this. let states go it alone. >> well, if that's the trajectory this follows and people end up and companies work to try to improve emissions standards independent of the government, that is a nod to the success of the last time period where we were trying to instill those values and corporate responsibility. it is not surprising you see
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companies like that. we think of it as oil and gas companies, but tried to diversify because this is the way the world markets are going. there are economic opportunities in the renewable fields and in other areas. it is an across the board energy strategy. they have invested in it because they have to compete. if they decide to not get into that part of the energy portfolio, they will suffer in comparison to competitors around the world. the fact everybody is in lock-step in this is a reflection of the globe in lock-step on this. you have the trump administration saying no. we will pursue a separate path. >> there is a word you have continuity on this. it is called science. under the category of what the news wants to keep hidden. clarissa, they won't answer questions about what the
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president believes about global warming when discussing why he removed himself from the most extensive climate based accord. they literally won't answer the question. i just had one of the supporters on. i got cheoked for time in the segment. we could not beat it down. we had a supporter say just because it is a consensus doesn't mean it might not be wrong. we don't want the american worker to pay if all of these predictions about global warming. that's part of it. donald trump is saying the rest of the world leaders are wrong because theybelieve inglobal warming. he obviously does not. >> i think, chris, you are hitting the nail on the head here. let's look at the other countries that are not going to be part of the paris accord. one of them is anythinicaragua. the other is syria. ruled by assad. we are not in good company here.
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let's be clear. secondly. the idea for most european leaders. you have the head of the free world refusing to be drawn on whether or not global warming and climate change are reality is so shocking and alarming, frankly, to the rest of the world, there is now a growing sense of realization when you talk to european leaders, they will tell you, listen, we have seen quite clearly now that this is no longer going to be the way it was. the alliance of decades across the atlantic with the u.s. leading the free world. there has to be a pivot and shift. the u.s. is unreliable. we cannot simply depend on them for all of these security and cooperation and shared alliances that we traditionally have. in some ways, it goes beyond the issue of climate change and becomes the moment of you know
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what? it is really clear now. this is over. there's a new sheriff in town. we need to look to other people for leadership. who is the eu looking to today? they are signing a big deal with china today. talking about climate agreement. they have never done something like this with china. china spending hundreds of billions of green energy jobs. i think you will continue to see pivot in different directions away from america. >> it is a vacuum of leadership. chris, let's talk politics. can you draw the conclusion that jared kushner and ivanka trump and rex tillerson, the people in the white house who were reported to favor staying in the paris climate accord that they just don't have that much currency with the president. they're not as significant in terms of decision making as some people thought. >> the lesson i have learned, alisyn, with donald trump is today is not predictive of
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tomorrow. yesterday doesn't tell us that much about today. which means what i think we can say is jared kushner and ivanka trump and rex tillerson, their view did not win out. they were not able to convince a president who was -- two things driving trump. one, he promised it on the campaign trail and he wants to let his base know he is keeping his promises. this fits in with the trumpian world view. we are giving too much to world leaders. i don't care about their approval. i care about this country. i think it will always be a hard thing to move him off that point. you know, i don't know -- yes, steve bannon had a good day yesterday. his view won out. ivanka and jared and rex tillerson did not win out. and donald trump is mercurial on who he listens to.
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he changes his opinion. i'm not sure we can get the broader view. i know we were talking if steve bannon could survive the week a month ago in the white house because of the clashes with jared kushner. these moons wax and wane in the trump white house. it happens overnight. not over a long period of time. >> thank you for the lunar cycle. i appreciate it. karoun, in the waning seconds we have, how is congress responding? >> well, the congress is watching this from afar this week because they are not in d.c. you have a lot of people who stated where they stand. as much as the president is not stating where he stands on climate change. you know where the congress members. everybody else is fairly critical or mum because they don't want to get into the fray.
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interestingly, you have people where the president retweeted lindsey graham. it is better he supports the impetus to get a better deal. the question is how much of this is political positioning and working in those crparameters a how much is what they would do themselves. there is probably a lot of daylight. >> panel, thank you. the other top story. former fbi director james comey is set to testify. this is the first public comments since president trump fired him. what will he say about the conversations he had about the president? cnn's diane gallagher is in washington. >> reporter: alisyn, for the anticipation in washington, d.c. and really around the world, the question is just how much will james comey say? will we learn anything from his new public testimony? the answer is we don't know. sources tell cnn that comey
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consulted with robert mueller before he decided to testify to see what he should and should not say legally in public. expect tough leading questions. much centered around the marilyn monroe centered around the memos where he was asked to go easy on michael flynn. speaking of russia. vladimir putin seemed to concede that the election hacks may have come from inside his country. saying quote hackers are free people. just like artists. they wake up and read about something going on in interstate relations and if they feel patriotic, they may contribute to those who speak badly of russia. interesting, putin denied any sort of russian government backing of the hacks. chris. >> two interesting points, dianne. that's a different story than putin used to tell where he said
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there is no way to say it was russians. and he has gone further in implicating russia than the president of the united states in the russian interference. thank you very much. when we come back, let's do fact checking of what president trump's claims were motivating his leaving the paris accord. some of the jobs case. that's what the president says this is about. we're going to check it next. did you know 90% of couples disagree on
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all right. president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate change accord was in part, in large part, exclusively, to make good on a campaign promise. he says this is about jobs. to get america out of what he calls a job killer. the president claimed the energy restrictions could cost 2.7 million jobs by 2025. including more than 400,000 lost in manufacturing. all right, is he 100% right? no. he picked the worst possible scenario in job losses. the best case shows a big job
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loss of 2.3 million. about a 400,000 job difference with only a 12,000 hit to manufacturing jobs. the main point would still be true, right? which is about losing jobs because of this accord. he also talked about building jobs in the coal industry as a reason to exit the deal. fossil fuel jobs have been on the decline for the last 20 years. this is a very important point. especially to those communities that are banking on change. we have been losing coal jobs since the '70s for a lot of reasons. the accord is not at the top of the list. what is the alternative? green energy jobs. a lot of growth there. 160,000 coal workers today compared to 360,000 natural gas workers. 370,000 in solar power. 100,000 in wind. that is about five times as many jobs in clean energy as coal.
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lastly, president trump said the minds are opening up. he is right. the coal mine in pennsylvania is opening up next week. it is expected to create between 70 and 100 jobs. it is misleading at best. let's discuss the implications with the supporter. republican congress member chris collins of new york. always a pleasure, congress member. thank you for being with us. >> good to be with you, chris. >> i'm happy to get into the economic stuff all day long with you. we have to start with what this accord was about. this is about environmental stewardship in an international recognition of everybody except syria and nicarugua. why won't any of the white house advisers or the president say whether or not he believes that greenhouse gasses are a problem and global warming is real?
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>> first of all, chris, this was not agreement of the science behind global warming. this was a bad deal for the united states. we had a hard pledge to reduce our co2 emissions by 26% or 28% by the year 2025. that is in eight years where china, pakistan and india made a pledge of sorts they would do their best to see what might happen. this was a one-sided bad deal for the united states which was going to cost a lot of jobs. the other countries, there was no teeth in the agreement. this agreement reminds me of the iran agreement. the syrian agreement and also the trans-pacific partnership. president obama flunked negotiation 101. this was another really bad agreement from the u.s. this was not about global warming. this was not about the science behind it. this was just a job killing bad deal. >> let's take that one at a time.
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one, we will see if you get better deals. that is the measure on iran which you have not touched. >> we don't need another deal. >> he hasn't touched it. he says he wants to renegotiate. france and germany say that is not on the table. we will see. >> we are out of it. there is nothing to renegotiate. >> he said he would yesterday. you can talk to the president about getting on the same page with message. the president wanted to renegotiate. the premise. this wasn't about global warming. how can you even say those words, congress member? it was all about the consensus of science. that is what motivated. read the accord. look at the agreements that went into it. >> i understand the accord. >> it is all about the recognition. it's all about science. i'm asking how odd it is the president won't say what he believes and his advisers are twisting themselves in knots to avoidan answering the question. defaulting to have you to ask him. i'll ask you, do you think
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president trump believing global warming is a hoax? >> i have not talked to the president directly about it. >> you never discussed this with him? you are supporting him and it never came up? you don't care what he thinks? >> no, frankly when it comes to global warming what we care about is having clean water and clean air. we need jobs in the economy. we need economic growth. this was such an awful deal with the hard pledge to reduce our co2 emissions 26% to 28%. no equal pledge from china, india, pakistan. the countries most polluting the atmosphere and water. they made no pledge of a hard nature whatsoever. it was we will see what we can do. >> i understand what you don't like about the deal. he could have changed. remember, you keep saying it had no teeth. it was non binding. it is not a treaty. it did not go to the senate. this is all -- >> it is all but a joke. >> not a joke to everybody else.
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syria and nicaragua and us. >> the other countries were laughing at us. they were laughing at another bad obama deal. >> i don't know how you can say that. >> we made the hard pledge and other countries didn't. we made the hard pledge. the other countries did not. they were saying boy, we got obama again. >> what is your proof they were saying we got obama again? who said that? >> read the agreement. we made the hard pledge to reduce 26% to 28%. >> they made pledges they thought they could accommodate. >> look at their pledges. they were a joke. there were no teeth in it. they said let's see what happens. we think we will peak in the year 2030. this was a bad deal, chris. this was just bad. >> he could have changed his parameters. i'm saying he did not have to leave. i get why he left. he left because it was a promise he made and you were selling a
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portion of the american people on the proposition you will bring back coal jobs. a lot of people will wait for that. >> we need jobs. we don't want an argument of how many jobs we will lose. we need the country to grow jobs. we need to grow gdp 3%. >> you think you can bring back coal jobs? you will have a big boom in fossil fuels and coal? >> i think we will see a boom in natural gas with hydro fracking. i agree we will not see a boom in coal. that is a base load of 30% of energy. we need to keep it there. you know we cannot have a base load based on wind and solar. take away the tax credits. wind and solar are not competitive in the country. the future is in natural gas. we need to have a future in nuclear. >> that's highly debatable. everyo country will determine is path. we will see what the president
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decides with you in congress. the last point, on global warming. that is what this was about. international recognition of a recognized problem by all. we have problems with greenhouse gasses. we all need to address it. do you accept that premise? >> well, i do accept it. i traveled to the arctic circle a week ago to meet with the scientists. we discussed this in great de h depth. they pointed out the models are not playing out for a variety of reasons. there is a level of warming. not debate with that. we are getting more vegetation. the vegetation is absorbing the co2 at rates which were not expected. dire consequences are not where -- >> did any of them tell you that? >> we did not use those terms. we tried to stay away from the political terms. yes, temperatures are rising. with that, we're getting more
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vegetation. the oceans acting as a heat sink in an unexpected way. we talked about hard numbers. the numbers are not going up the way they were predicted. at some point, you know, we have all kinds of climate change issues going on. rotation of the earth and so for the. we need jobs. we need to focus on jobs. >> i don't know why you have to deny science to make jobs. i don't get it. you can dance if you want. no scienigh science tift told y. you don't see a disconnect there? >> i have not discussed this with president trump. >> shouldn't you? you just went to the arctic circle. don't you want to know if the president agrees with the scientists? >> i needed to do my own investigation. i came back and i've always said human behavior has an impact on
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climate. there is no way you can debate that. i also found out the dire predictions are not as dire as some people made. >> an inexact part of it. the science that is the foundation. i have to go. we don't have enough time. this is important for the american people. you didn't hear scientists say there is no global warming. you said you don't know what the president thinks. we pulled out of the accord except three countries. do you think the president needs to step up and say something about that? >> i do knn't believe the presit pulled out because of global warming. he pulled out because it was a god awful deal that president obama negotiated. it will cost us millions of jobs. we are about growing the economy 3% gdp year over year. this was a job decision. economic decision to put america first and get the economy growing. that's what it was. >> i don't know how you can pull out of an environmental accord
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and not discuss the main issue. congress member collins, i appreciate it. >> good to be with you. >> alisyn. >> what will james comey say when he takes the hot seat next week? we have a democrat on the house intel committee joining us next.
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former fbi director james comey scheduled to testify next thursday before the senate intelligence committee. these will be his first public comments since president trump fired him. will comey share what president trump told him about the russia investigation? joining us now is democratic congress member from connecticut jim himes.
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congress member, thank you for being here. >> good morning, alisyn. >> congress member. if james comey says as reported that he will that president trump asked him to back off the investigation into michael flynn, what will you do? what will congress do with that information? >> well, that would be a serious charge, right? it points in the direction and i really want to use that phrase vi advisedly. it points in the direction of obstruction of justice. you know, this is in the context of the course of the firing itself. we got three stories from the white house and president himself and people about why james comey was fired. as we know, the president told of all people the russian foreign minister he fired him because it lifted a great deal of pressure off him with respect to the russia investigation.
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we need to get to the details of what the president and president's people said to james comey and what other forms of pressure they may have put on the justice department or fbi. this gets to the question of whether there was a systematic or a casual offhand attempt to slow down or stop the investigation. >> that is the senate side. you are on the house side. what is going on with the house intel committee that you are on? chairman of your committee, nunes stayaid he stepped aside recused himself from the investigation. what is happening? >> we hoped we would be beyond the friction and weird issues. we wept through the period of time when the chairman went to the white house and give that
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information to the white house which resulted in him stepping away from the investigation. mike conaway, someone we worked with for the last several weeks stepped in. now we have a series of ste subpoenas and the chairman says these are related to the issue of unmasking. he have hasn't said whether that pertains to russia or not. let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say it doesn't. okay. we should look into the question of unmasking. it is important that he let mike conaway of do his job and lead non-partisan. i was disappointed in the chairman's tweets. we are doing an investigation here. we are the intelligence committee. the chairman put up a tweet that said that -- >> i have it. >> fake news from media elites. you are showing it. >> seeing a lot of fake news from media elites. others have no interest of
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violations of american civil liberties. what do you make of this? >> it just saddens me beyond words. we on the intelligence committee has an obligation as investigators to be careful about the language we use. to be clearly impartial. all of that tweet, the word fake news and media he leelites. accusing others of no interest in civil liberties. that is i am flinn flam information rhetoric. that is language that is going to make it very, very hard for us to do our jobs. it reflects poorly on the chairman. we have a terribly important oversight role with respect to the intelligence community. when the chairman is using language from the trump bumper sticker playbook. it raises questions if he can be
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impartial of the arbiter of the work we do day in and day out. >> congress member, what is your reaction of the president pulling out of the paris climate accord. i know you are in berlin right now. you are getting an earful from people overseas. what is your reaction? >> well, it is funny. i was listening to chris collins talk to chris cuomo. my head was spinning. it is not just the fact we joined the elite company of nicaragua and syria. but every business leader in america and the president's people. goldman sachs to apple feel this is a terrible idea. i guess this is a campaign promise fulfilled. this is a promise built on lies. my colleague, chris collins, saying this bound us to a bad deal. this wasn't a deal. this was a series of voluntary
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pledges that every country made. trump could have said i don't like the pledge that barack obama made. i'll alter that pledge. that would not put us at odds with the rest of the world and good chunk of the american job creating economy. you know, the speech that the president gave in the rose garden was hard to part that speech from something factual or fair. it was a long stream of campaign rhetoric that had no bearing on reality and the best evidence of the fact is that the rest of the world and most of the american business community completely reject s these steps the president took yesterday. >> congress member himes, thank you for your time. >> thanks, alisyn. chris. >> an interesting dynamic developing on the democratic side of the ball. hillary clinton is back out there. she is blaming everyone, it seems, but herself, for losing
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the 2016 election. adding a surprising new reason for her loss. this reason is not sitting well with some democrats. what is the dnc to do about this? the nationalpparatus. we have the leader of it ahead next.
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all right. with the caveat that we have been told we have to wait for the book for hillary clinton's full owning of what happened in her campaign, we have heard her on the stump saying i take responsibility for all tof the decisions, but she blaming everyone else. russia, the media, james comey. now the democratic national committee head is joining us. dnc chairman tom perez. he was not in the leadership position during the election. it raises a question having clinton out there. who is the head of your party? is it still hillary clinton? is it you? is there some group? who is number one? >> i think the people across america, chris, have been
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talking about climate change. talking about the need to grow good jobs. talking about things after the women's march. the energy out there as barack obama said change comes from the bottom up. i have seen people stepping up. i'm excited. we have to do as a dnc is up our game. we are building partnerships with people at the grassroots level to talk about the real things that matter most to people. i was really impressed to listen to you talk to chris collins. 30 miles from where he was sitting in the interview is the production of the largest solar panel in the western hemisphere? buffalo, new york. we are creating good jobs. in pennsylvania. >> in the middle of his district. i hear you about that. they can argue about the jobs and whether or not this was a good deal. i don't want to run too far away. i know it is tricky and sensitive. i know you just got in there.
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it is a tough task. do you think for the future of the party, you need to make a decision to allow hillary clinton out there as the punitive head of the party? she gets the headlines. she is in combat with the president in the name of the democrat democrats. >> we have an a lot of people out there. including secretary clinton and other folks. i'm excited about the state level leadership and federal level out there. we are out there, chris, talking about the issues that matter most to people. people want to make sure we have good jobs and make sure we protect the environment. people want to make sure we are growing this economy. what i'm trying to do is make sure we build that infrastructure. we take this moment out there and turn it into a movement and translate it into success at the ballot box. >> the question is what is the starting point for change which involves a recognition of how
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you got where you are right now. why did she lose? why is the party in the position it is having lost so many seats? especially on the state legislation level which came back to bite you in the behind with the congressional districts? >> this is not just what happened in 2016. it is the seats we lost in the legislature and governors. >> why? >> we didn't attend to the basics. we have to do a better job of organizing. resistance summer is organizing all year, not just three months. we have to up our game on technology. we have to build upon the voter file and do a better job of building the data analyst platform to be the state-of-the-art for decades to come. i spent time with leaders in silicon valley and austin and elsewhere. folks who understand how we can
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tap into technology and build those tools for success. i'll be the first to admit, chris, the dnc needs to up i ran for this job because i understood that. strong commitment to organizing, to training, to data. when we are succeeding there, that's how we help elect people when we're out there communicating our message of optimism, of good jobs for everyone, opportunity in every zip code, and when we're talking to people in every zip code, that's how we succeed. that's what we're doing right now at the dnc. >> tom perez, appreciate you coming out here and giving us that democratic message and being tested. that will continue. you're always welcome. >> always good to be with you. >> do you know what the word mari mariciane is? the 12 year old who won the
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>> congratulations. you are the champion. >> for the first time in four years, a solo champion. 12-year-old ananya vinay wins the championship trophy and $40,000 first prize and amp na -- ananya joins us now. congratulations. >> thank you. >> do you know what marocain is? >> it's a type of fabric. >> that one was easy. chris couldn't get it of course. marocain, that's easy compared to some of the other ones. did you think that marocain was a little easy? >> it's easy compared to the others. >> remind us how much work it takes for you to get this good at spelling and how you figure
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out how to spell a word that you've never even heard before? >> i study a couple hours every day for the whole year, and i just try to figure out language patterns and split it into root words so i can see if i can come up with a spelling that makes sense. >> my gosh. you are committed. what did your parents do right in terms of making you such an avid studier? >> well, they just taught me that if you work hard, you can, like, do anything so since i was a good reader, i just became a good speller and i worked at it. >> good for you. as you probably know better than anybody, last three years were all ties. what does it mean to you to not just win but be the solo winner? >> it's really exciting to finally be the sole champion after so many years. >> we have a challenge to you.
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we would like you to spell a word. it has recently become popular. not sure if you're familiar with it or if you know the definition. do y . >> definition please. >> a word made up by the 45th president of the united states in a late night tweet. >> language of origin? >> gibberish. >> part of speech? >> it could be a known but may be used as a verb and as an insult. >> are there any alternative pronunciations? >> many. covfefe. covfefe. >> any others? >> that gets it. >> stop stalling.
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>> cofefe. >> close enough. you win. >> thank you very much. that's the only good answer we've heard about that word in days. >> it was really vocovfefe but again it's nonsense word. i'm not sure its root is in -- i don't know. >> you did a great job. you know what i love about this? not only did you make yourself proud and your family, but do you know there are kids all over the country, probably the world, who will look at you and say i want to put in that work. i want to be a champion. i want to spell like her. what does that mean to you? >> i always watch the spelling. i was younger and i always watched the people and thought i want to be on the stage and now it's actually happening. >> my gosh, you achieved your dream. you're an inspiration to us and to so many kids around the
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world. thank you so much. congratulations again. >> thank you. >> she's awesome. >> be well, champ. >> we're following a lot of news including the fallout from president trump's decision to withdraw from the paris climate accord so let's get to all of it. >> our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of america's sovereignty. >> our president is choosing to put american jobs and american consumers first. >> i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. >> couldn't have picked a worse city as an example. >> the message to the rest of the world is the united states is advocating leadership. >> france will not give up the fight. >> james comey to testify. >> probably will be the most explosive and most watched hearing since watergate. >> putin likens hackers to artists. >> perhaps he sees the trail of evidence is getting closer to the kremlin.
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>> this is "new day." >> good morning. it's friday, june 2nd. 8:00 here in the east. we begin with president trump defying the world pulling out of the paris climate agreement to score a political win with his base. the leaders of germany, italy and france condemn this move and warn the president the deal is irreversible and will not be renegotiated. >> the hits keep coming for the white house. james comey is going to testify next week on thursday. the question is going to be what will he reveal about his private conversations with president trump? all while the administration turns to the supreme court to implement the president's six-nation travel ban immediately. cnn has every angle covered. let's begin with joe johns live at the white house. good morning, joe. >> reporter: the president willing to accept the condemnation of the world in order to keep a campaign promise he made to his


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