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we will welcome our viewers here in the united states and all arnold the world at cnn headquarters. i'm george howell. >> i'm natalie allen. cnn "news isroom" starts right now. ♪ the trump white house is having difficulty answering one simple question. this after making a major change regarding this question. does u.s. president donald trump still believe climate clang is a hoax? >> science does say yes. the question has been asked repeatedly. senior trump official, though they continue to dodge it, this after the president unilaterally yanked the united states out of the historic paris climate accord. cnn jim acosta has this for us. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> reporter: the climate was warming at the white house as officials from the president to the administrator of the environmental protection agency, scott pruett -- >> does the president believe today that climate cla isn't a
hoax? >> reporter: -- dodged the question. >> does the president think climb securities & exchange commission real? >> it's interesting, automatic discussions we had over the last couple weeks have been focused on one single issue. is paris good or not good for this company? >> reporter: he echoed the choice in favor of american workers. >> they don't put america first. i do. and i always will. >> reporter: but the head of the e took jabs at what he described as climate exaggerators, the kind of language use bid global warming skeptics. >> we were up there throwing out information na says maybe this the exaggerated, you talk about climate change raters, it seems to a lot of people around the world you and the president are denying the reality t. reality of the situation is climate change is happening and it is a significant threat to the planet. >> let me say this. i said it in the confirmation
process. i said it yesterday, there is -- there -- we have done a tremendous amount as a country to achieve reductions in c 02 and we have done that through technology inno vague. we will continue to stay engaged zbrchlt are you putting your head in the sand. >> there is no evidence of that. >> reporter: sean spicer earlier said the president would check on whether climate change is a hoax. did he have a chance to clear that up? >> i have not had an opportunity to discuss that. >> reporter: they are top officials dancing around the climate question. does president trump still believe climate change is a hoax? >> what president trump believes is he was elected to 43 the u.s. economy and provide great opportunities. >> does the president still believe global warming is a hoax? >> the president believes in clean air and watt.
>> reporter: oversea, there were reaction from french president hollande who invited scientists to believe to france. >> because we believe, with or with not, we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> reporter: to russia's vladimir putin who appeared to defend mr. trump's choice. >> we should not create a big noise on this issue. >> reporter: on the subject of russia, there are other pressing questions facing the white house, such as whether the president will invoke executive pressure to block james comey from testifying on capitol hill next week. spicer said, that's up in the air. >> it's got to be reviewed. >> reporter: but le insisted the president is standing by his son-in-law jared kushner and questions of the white house advisers dealing with the russians. and e administrator scott pruett made it clear to reporter they
are going to start a new round of the new paris deem. world leaders, including key u.s. allies have said, that's not hang. jim acosta, cnn the white house. >> a sign clearly states that climate change is real t. president, though, has questioned that on the campaign trail. let's now bring in a senior lecturer in international relations at the university of london. it's a pleasure to have you at this hour. again, let's talk more about this question that won't go away t. question of climb change t. president stated before on the campaign trail, he called eight hoax that's been cooked up by china. now his staff, none of them will own the words with him. what do you make of this? >> well, if you remember his remarks, when he announced this historic and upsetting decision for so many people. he didn't focus on what the issue of science, it's very much about america got getting the kind of deal for dealing with the environment that he feels
that the united states should have. he put it very much us, the rest of the world you, the us versus them. he talked pa lot about jobs and the importance of securing exactly the right kind of deal. but he didn't really go into climate science. he is seeming to walk away from this. he says he will renegotiate. remember this is not a deal there is a multilateral deal. you can't go negotiate with any ought countries. we seen from the europeans and the japanese, there is no good will for re-negotiating, if it were possible. what we are seeing is tremendous momentum out of the private sector. michael bloomberg is leading governors, mayor, corporate, to push forward with meeting the emissions reduction target. so the momentum is likely to stay there. in any case, the united states cannot technically withdraw from this deal for at least three years. so this is something that will be officially only announced in
november, 2019 and the withdrawal would take place a year after that. so this will become a major campaign issue, a major issue for the next u.s. presidential election and it could possibly be reversed. in any case, donald trump is not focusing on the basic issue of climate science at all at this moment, which is very interesting given his campaign rhetoric. >> it will certainly be a topic of the mid-terms in the united states as well. >> that's right. >> another question that won't go away, russia the question whether the united states president could use executive privilege to permit james comey from testifying. can the president use it to stop comey and what would the optics be if he were to do so? >> well, let's start with the optict. of course, for any leader or president who decide to block the testimony of a key former official in a congressional inquiry, in a legislative up query, that suggests, of course,
that he has something to hide, which are very bad optics given the context of this particular investigation, which now has taken on the qui of why -- whether the president is seeking to obstruct justice in his firing of fbi director comey. now, with respect to executive privilege, there sa lot of disagreement and debate here about whether the president can actually use executive privilege to prevent testimony and my reading on this is he probably cannot prevent comey as a private citizen agreeing to go before the intelligence committee to testify. the question is, the content of can he block certain portion osf that testimony? now in terms of private communication, secret communicationss there are many things they cannot testify before the senate. an entirely separate issue of what he can then reveal when it comes to the independent counsel's investigation, mueller's investigations. now, i don't think he can invoke
executive privilege to block any of that testimony. but with respect to the senate, even now, i think comey is going to have to be able to talk about any communicationings that he had directly with the president regarding whether or not the investigation of a former national security adviser flynn will go forward. so i don't see his ability to use executive privilege for this. remember, there is a grey zone. it's being hotly debated by lawyers surrounding the white house in washington. but i suspect if it was a clear and clean case, we would have already seen this kind of privilege invoked. >> we are seeing a reporter from the fork times. it does not look like the president will use executive privilege, but certainly a question that has come up given what has happened with mr. comey and what he could say. leslie, thank you so much for your time today. >> thank you. yes, this is a few days before we hear from mr. comey. world leaders are pledging to remain committed to the paris climate accord, despite the u.s.
wrul. >> among them, the newly elected french president emanuel hollande. he made a play on mr. trump's statement, he has a different statement. m mam mamacron. >> reporter: it was the long-awaited sound of the deal, 195 countries have agreed to act toke to save the planet. >> i have in front of me the representative of all the world and for the first time in history, i was able to strike together. it meant that it was a new step for humanity. >> reporter: he presided over the paris negotiations. he says the deal is now a matter of life or death. >> the question is, the question of food all over the world. the question of oceans, the
question of typhoons, the question of minute ago grags, you kno-- migration. if you multiply it by 100. at the end of it, it's peace or a war. >> reporter: at the signing which put together 190 nation, there have been a sense of disbelief it had been possible at all. many had wondered whether the world was ready for paris. now, 18th months later the question is how the world could do without? >> because where is the relief? whether we are, we all share the same responsibility. make our planet great again. >> reporter: the french president expressing france's withdrawal with a twist of president trump's slogan. others honor the deal t. strength of the world reaction
surprised people. she led the negotiations. she says it shows how strong the paris agreement is. >> it's the future. that's what i think the trump administration is just missing. they don't understand that the train has left the station. the matter is to be out of this like you unique train. it's just going. you are fought here. >> she is live for us in paris. she made a good point about, you know, when president trump made his announcement, said, we'll talk about renegotiating. it was macron who said there will be none of that. >> reporter: that's right the reaction was very fast and remarkably united much more than we seen over the last two years a. very definite and strong message to walk that there is no room for renegotiation. it simply is not a deal. it was so hard to come do, but can now be renegotiated when a
country team leads it. more than that, what you we heard from europe over the course over the last couple of dies since that announcement was made in the rose garden, there is is this idea that, you know, there is really a sense that europe is turning away from its historic allie. it now has no choice. they no longer find in it the insteadfast asidelines. the insteadfast allie, that it has for so many decades. >> this seems-to-so awkward, doesn't it? you have the world and the climate change deal. then you got syria, nicaragua and the united states. what else will they separate over, perhaps? . go ahead. >> precisely. it isn't just about the climate, it's a much broader problem ab the united states' position in the world. i think i know my point adopts a really interesting stance, speaking to the world if english, speaking to the world of a different vision, of which he appears to become the main champion today.
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>> it could be the most explosive testimony on capitol hill in years. or it could not happen at all. james comey is expected to testify this thursday about the russia investigation. the "new york times" says that will go on. >> mr. trump may, though, to use his executive privilege. it allows him to keep his private conversations private. here's more now from jessica snyder. >> reporter: tonight, new insight into how james comey might recounts his conversations with the president a. source with knowledge of comey's thinking says that while comey was disturbed about his interactions with president trump, comey believes he had the situation under control t. source says that comey believed at the time any specific encounter constituted ob j obstruction of justice, he would write a memo. when asked about his testimony
next week the source says it's possible comey could come to a different conclusion the white house is weighing whether to assert executive privilege to block hess testimony. kellyanne conway says she believes he should talk. >> he will not invoke executive privilege? >> the president will make that decision. >> reporter: comey works for the government. they can't order him to stay silent. they say his tweets and declarations like these. >> we had a very nice dinner, at that time he told me you are not under investigation, which i knew anyway. >> reporter: waive the president's right. oughts argue its necessary. >> it sets a dangerous preparation, his conversations can be revealed, it will be he said, he said type of thing. it's one side of the story. i don't think that helps the process. >> reporter: there are questions
about jared kushner's meeting with a russian banker. the white house says he conducted the meetings during his capacity. he maintain it was a part of their business road show t. meeting was arranged after he met with serg sergei kislyak in trump tower. president putin defended the talks. >> our ambassador met someone. that's what the ambassador must do. that's his work. he's getting paid for that. he must meet. he must discuss current affairs. he must make agreements. >> reporter: kushner's meeting with russian officials came as russia was feeling pressure from the u.s. sanctions imposed of russia's action in ukraine t. retired coordinator dan freed is now speaking out about its e his efforts to stop the trump administration from lifting russian sanctions earlier this year. he retired from the state department in february and says he contacted many ebs to codify
sanctions. something that never happened. >> lifting sanctions as a free gift struck me, strikes me notice as a bad, bad idea. my colleagues were concerned about this and so was i at the time. >> reporter: the white house press secretary sean spicer would not comment on reports the administration is considering returning seized russian compounds here in the u.s. he says that jared kushner absolutely continues to have the full confidence of the president. jessica snyder, cnn, washington. vladmimir putin is denying they interfered. at a wide ranging news conference, he also spoke highly of the u.s. president. >> and he answered questions about donald trump's controversial decision to pull the u.s. out of the climate agreement. here's our brian todd. >> reporter: it was trademark vladimir putin appearing on stage from a marathon interview forum. the russian leader surprised the
audience in english. >> don't worry, be happy. >> sore castically describing the anger about president trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate change agreement. in his native tongue, he was far less sunny, continuing to deny russian interference in the u.s. election, while attacking former candidate hillary clinton saying her campaign can't admit her mistakes had the loss. they decided to say, it's not our fault, it's the russian's fault. it's like anti-semitism, to blame the jew force everything. we all know what this can lead to, nothing good. >> reporter: at the same, putin spoke admiringly of donald trump's successful campaign. >> the trump campaign was more effective. he found an electorate that worked for him. >> reporter: but he wasn't done there, on the heels on thursday that russian quote patriots not the russian government might have hacked the u.s. election.
putin gave another denial, referring to u.s. intelligence reports on the hacking. >> i read these reports. there is nothing specific in these reports, just assumptions an conclusions and he denied any discussions about sanctions between his government and the incoming trump administration. analysts say putin is looking for deniability, trying to prevent investigators from tracing any alleged interference in the election directly to him. but at the same time they say it appears he is loving the attention and the strike inside the u.s. political system. he now has a president that wants to have a better relationship with russia. he has a scandal that has weakened the u.s. president and he has a u.s. president busy lecturing his best allies about climate and about nato. so there is lots of things that putin is enjoying about the current crisis. >> reporter: vladimir putin came to the defense of the man who works here at the russian embassy in washington. ambassador sergei kislyak who is at the center of the
investigation of trump's contact with the russians. troop says the ambassador met with someone. what's the they do. he said secret deals are plain his tieria and quote how should we stop that? take a pim or something? brian todd, cnn, washington. >> brian todd at the u.s. embassy. claire, good to have you at this hour in moscow t. russian president is take a certainly more vocal approach, even suggesting as we we heard if brian's peace there, there may have been patriotic russians behind hacking but not the government. explain this change of tone. >> reporter: right. yes. it's fascinating. you and i had multiple discussions over the past weeks and months, since then he has been able to bring various different ways of saying no comment from the kremlin. just as you say, a much more vocal perhaps defensive kremlin. you know, i think the question is why now, really? one kremlin, that perhaps it's because the kremlin feels the
relationship with the u.s. is deteriorating in a way that they don't really have control over. so they are really trying to regain control of the conversations, really make their voices we heard. perhaps ahead of what's reported tosh an upcoming meeting between trump and putin in july. they want to help set the agenda for that. perhaps as brian is suggesting in this piece, the chaos in washington plays well domestically here, a more calmer and congressional fight, it gives them the confidence to come out noud and speak his mind as he did there. but certainly, nothing really new. we knew the kremlin has always denied any allegations of intervention in the u.s. election or collusion with the trump team. but the delivery was certainly more vehement, more frank and more descriptive in some parts than we've seen in recent weeks an months. >> well, the president did refuse to criticize his u.s.
counterpart for backing out of the paris climate accord and also called on u.s. companies to support president trump. here's the thing, though, president putin was speaking at an economic forum. russia is still under international sanctions. did that come up? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. there is a huge issue. we've seen it's not just painful for him politically, but also it's painful for the russian economy still. he actually addressed a group of u.s. business leaders and said, please help us restore normal political values. please help the u.s. administration, a very unusual direct appeal there. i think, you know, it was maybe about more than just sanction. russia certainly feels that normal political value can't be resort while sanctions are if place. nay are looking for any proof out of the trump administration whether sanctions will be lifted. so far it hasn't we heard anything. so it is a really big issue. >> 11:26 in the morning there. claire sebastian live. claire, thanks for the
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. welcome back. our viewers here in the u.s. and all around the world. are you watching cnn "newsroom." >> i'm george howell with the headlines this hour. warning that cholera is striking many children in yes, ma'am everyone. nearly 600 people have died in the past month. there have been close to 70,000
cases of cholera in that time period. that's expected to nearly double within the next two weeks. the obligation withstanding sanction on north korea following missile test the security council voted four entities and 14 people. it's the first such resolution agreed by both the u.s. and china since donald trump took office. >> the white house says it won't say if president trump will try to block the former fbi director james comey from testifying on capitol hill next week. mr. trump could try to declare their conversations private. comey is likely to be asked if mr. trump pressured him to end an investigation into a top aide's ties with russia. the u.s. defense secretary is warning beijing over its actions in south china sea. james mattis says the chinese officials are violating international law with blatant disregard by militarizeing
man-made islands in the south china sea. >> the scope and effect of china's construction activities in the south china sea differ from those of other countries in several key ways. this includes the nature of its militaryvation. china's contempt for other nation's interests and etc. efforts to dismiss non-adversarial resolution of issues. we oppose countries militarizeing artificial islands and forcing excessive maritime claims unsupported by international law. >> the president trump's decision to withdraw from the paris climb accord is causing a furious response from former u.s. secretary of state john kerry. >> kerry has said climate change is as big a threat to the united states as terrorism or poverty. he told cnn's christiane amanpour that mr. trump is making a big mistake. >> the e chief has really been
very defiant. no apology needed. no prop 21. we don't need any regulations or targets to get our emissions down. we can do it just with the brilliance of our inno vangs. answer that first -- innovation. answer that first, if you would. >> well, scott pruett is an extremist. he is an extremist who believes there is no climb change. she one of the people who is a denier. he believe, it's a hoax. he came into office to undo, specifically the progress that the country is making. it is really a stark example of the craven cynicism the president is approaching this issue t. president is trying to tell people this is a bad deal. but the truth is that every country sets it own mark. there's nothing that has been imposed on the united states whatsoever. each country designs its own
program according to what it can achieve and it is that flexibility, christiane, that actually made it possible to reach a 195 nation agreement after years, decades, of working on this and trying to do it. president trump clearly is trying to appeal to a very narrow base, shoring up his base. it's clear to me that this is more political because it can't be substantive. there is no fact cited on which, no science cited, much of what he said with respect to the economic argument is simply not true. >> let me ask you that, let me ask you specifically, because there were lots of claims flung around in this briefing just now. first of all the world is laughing at us. he says, those countries who are expressing disappointment today are doing so because they want to put the united states at an economic disadvantage and that also matches what the president said. >> that the world is laughing at us because of this deal.
so i ask you, did you negotiate a laughable deal that puts the united states in an economic disadvantage? >> if the world is laughing today, it's also crying. it's a laughing/crying at the president of the united states who clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. he really is egg nornt on the issue of climb change and regrettably, the world is going to pay a price, because american leadership is important on this. it took us years of work and leadership by the united states working very specifically with china. i would ask donald trump, does he think that president xi, president macron, the prime minister of great britain the chancellor of germany don't know what they're talking about? are they stupid? is he accusing of them of buying into a hoax? this is one of the most cynical and frankly ignorant and
self-destructive steps i've seen in my entire lifetime in public life. the president of the united states has not evidenced any science at all which documents that the moves he is make iraqi going to make the earth safer or better. there is no economic argument, whatsoever, that says by the united states pulling out, we are going to advance american businesses. american business i might add is against what president trump has done. the major fortune 500 companies like exxonmobile are current secretary of state's former company. many major companies, dow chemical, google, apple, all of them are completely displaced by this step that the president has taken. so what i want to make clear to people in the world who are listening to this. donald trump left this agreement, but the united states of america represented by the massive people who support doing
something about climate change are going to continue to take steps that will try to advance american interests and global interests to deal with this problem. and i talked yesterday with the governor of california, jerry brown, the governor of new york andrew cuomo, with the governor of massachusetts, charlie baker him i'm glad to see the dpf of washington who i didn't talk to is going to be a part of an effort to continue to live by paris. and shortly, we will have a website up called live by paris.com. where people will be able to share their plans and their efforts and initiatives in order to do what president trump is unwilling to do. but it's a sad day for american leader scholarship and i think it's a very, very harmful, dangerous, self-destructive step that's been taken. >> you say it's a sad day. you know, obviously, china is stepping into the void. it's already very publicly this week signed a new climate
alliance with the eu. you will hear in a second the eu climate chief the commissioner telling me earlier today that, you know, very disappointed that they will seek partners elsewhere. how competitive is that to the united states? what could -- i mean, what does that mean if china steps into the leading role the u.s. has? >> what it means that they're going to have an opportunity to sell their gods, an opportunity to be able to advance their technology. they will have the full support. they have anyway because it's a government enterprise in many respects. but they will be pushing the curve of technology where the federal government of the united states because of president trump's decision will be lagging. now, what we do have in america, which will still continue to make a difference here, is extraordinary entrepreneurial innovation and allocation of capital. and because the world's
marketplace moved with the decision we made in paris, there will be automatic advances made and i think people will recognize the distinction, i hope they will recognize the distinction between american business, the american people, and an extremist administrator, the e, and a president who literally does not fully understand this issue and who is moving politically and cynically. >> you say politically and cynically, others, there is a game going on in washington that seems to say apparently leaks from the white house that this is partly because president trump was so affronted by the lobbying that he bought the from european allies during the g7 and nato summits on the issue. he is delivering a finger to the world he has been hurt and emotionally sort of abused. do you buy that?
>> well, look, if that's true. grow up. i mean, honestly, you don't play with the future of the world around the planet because you have a personal peak about some particular affront. it seems to me that that's pretty childish and irresponsible, if that is, in fact, what it's about. i think a lot of people think that the cynicism here is that it is to shore up a base at a time that she under siege with a series of investigations and so forth. but you know that's all speculation. the important thing here, christiane, is that the president has as advocated the american leadership shown by president obama who joined with president xi in order to lead the effort to get to paris and be successful. and what is at stake here is the planet, itself. if you understand what is happening with respect to climb change, which he obviously
doesn't, you know that the antarctic ice sheet is increasingly unstable. you know that we are seeing far more intensive storms. you know that sea level is rising. you no ethat there is record level of melting of the ice in greenlands and 86 million metric tons of ice are falling every day off of greenlands and melting in the ocean. you know that there is a greater intensity to the numbers of fires and floods, 500-year floods occurring now with frequency. i mean, you know these things and, you know, most of the scientists of the world in peer reviewed studies have all documented the human input through greenhouse gases to the cause of climate change. there is not one single peer reviewed study that says to the contrary, it's a hoax and, yet, we have a president and members of a party who keep citing the fact that there isn't enough
evidence or that this is a hoax. >> in fact, they did that -- >> it's stunning, staggerick st irresponsibility. >> secretary of state john kerry, thank you very much for joining us tonight. >> science says that it's real. >> he did not mince words. >> still ahead here on "newsroom" facing tough questions. >> the two leading candidates of britain's election speak to voters live on television. hear what they have to say next.
candidates will campaign in the north of england on saturday, a day after facing tough questions on everything from the environment to the nuclear deterrent. of course the issue is the issue of brexit. it's a big question for many people t. british political landscape has changed significantly since that decision to pull out of the eu. >> many of the prominent voices that have called for the uk to leave have faded away. so what's going to happen? >> reporter: they were the faces, the headlines and the driving forces behind the brexit campaign. ask who is calling the eu preven dumb. >> i will go to parliament and propose that the british people decide our future in europe. through a referendum on thursday the 23rd of june. >> reporter: most of the men behind the country's momentous decision have hardly stuck around to pick up the pieces. david cameron, whose fate and career on the uk choosing to
stay in the eu reside almost immediately after losing the vote. >> i do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next detonation. >> reporter: now, he's making a fortune on the speaking circuit and a filter of reporters $30,000 shed in his back yard to direct his memoirs in. up with of the most opposers were nigel faraj . >> reporter: for years he's waged a war against the eu. >> i know virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives. >> reporter: now, he's no longer head of the uk independence party and it is said forged a career in radio and tv. >> good morning, everybody, i think i was the last to know. >> and making friends with donald trump. also getting close to trump,
michael gove, he led with misleading claims of huge savings he's had for the health service. he stood for the party leadership and lost after losing his wing man. gove a former political writer has now returned to journalism, scoring a major interview with the u.s. president on his first month on the job. always entertaining. >> i can see eaude to joy in german. ♪ you know it. >> reporter: it's not always liked. on the breck it most colorful characters is the only one left in the british government. boris johnson was made foreign secretary by the new prime minister teresa may. he's hardly side lined. >> of course, they're sitting comfortably. there is an heir of repose about the fellow. >> reporter: nina dos santos,
cnn, london. >> whew. interesting elections of late. aren't they? >> the faces of late aret no there now. coming together from manchester the head of the plaque eyed peas will join ariana grande for the victims of the terror attack. >> they tell cnn that was written for exactly moments like this. stay with us.
>> welcome back to "newsroom" ariana grande visited fans on friday, those were wounded in the bombing after her performance on may 22nd. 22 people were killed in that attack. her benefit concert on sunday will hon for the victims and their families. >> the concert will include hip-hop group the black eyed peas and our hala garani spoke with them. >> reporter: ariana zbraend and team reached out to -- grande and team reached out to ask us to help raise apairness and funds for the families of the victims. so, you know, they didn't have to complete the sentence. so we're going to be there, spread love, and remind people that we should not let hate and
fear destroy our connection with music. music is all for so many years we have bonded around music and melodys and harmonys and messages of love and peace. we cannot let that brake our bond. >> obviously, the vast majority from what i have been reading of the families of the people who were injured or killed are in favor of it. but it's happening very close, you know, soon after, i should say. the attack. by a couple weeks. what message do you want to send by being there? >> so for many years, people say that music is, you know, the universal language, because it connects us to our hearts and stories that we are not different from those that we you know wish to be around and so we should not let people break apart that bond, that connection. so it should, i'm so happy it's there close.
so we can stay close, keep that bond, spread that love, given automatic things that networks cover on tv, often you are coverening up. >> there is the issue of security, 50,000 people are expected to attend this event. is this something that concerns yo you? >> no because if it concerns us, we wouldn't show up. you know in 2001, 9/11 happened and on september the 12th, black eyed peas went open tour. at the end of that tour, we wrote a song where's love. so like i said, when god calls you to do the job of spreading love, you answer that call and you go, you will be protected when you are doing that. and you know, doubt is always going to come into play. but you cannot let doubt destroy your efforts on creating bonds of love. >> and what are you going to be performing? where is the love? obviously, i am guessing, will
be in the lineup? >> for me that song "where is the love" was created after the event of /11, even to this day, people ask for it. people go online and say we need this song, whether things are happening in paris the united states, or man chftchester. it says when something bad happens, that song has to be the theme that we rely on to provide our perspective and our therapy for the people that need i. we just go out there with an open heart and just spread love. >> it's unfortunate, but it's all cag and we have our voices, we have the music to spread the love. so it's our duty to do so. >> sincere guys. that's the first hour of cnn "newsroom." i'm natalie allen. >> i'm george howell, more news after the brake. stay with us.
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