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the u.s. president grudgingly signs a bill imposing sanctions on three countries. he says it's flawed and russia, iran, and north korea all agree. but mr. trump is fully supportive of a new plan to slash legal immigration into the u.s. he says it will help the economy. others disagree. and a medical breakthrough. scientists alter human embryos to remove a genetic disease. the study's co-author will join us live. hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and of course all around the world. i'm rosemary church, and that is "cnn newsroom." u.s. president donald trump is lashing out at congress after
reluctantly signing their bill laying new sanctions on russia. it had almost unanimous tomorrow on capitol hill, but mr. trump took issue with one thing above all, the bill prevents him from undoing sanctions against moscow without congressional approval. he says that's a mistake because it limits his ability to strike good deals for the american people. the sanctions target russian energy and defense sectors. there are also penalties for banks and foreign governments working with north korea. and iran gets punished as well for alleged human rights violations and its weapons programs. mr. trump elaborated on his objections, saying this. since this bill was first introduced, i have expressed my concerns to congress about the many ways it improperly encroaches on executive power. disadvantages american companies, and hurts the
interests of our european allies. the bill remains seriously flawed particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate. yet despite its problems, i am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. our oren liebermann joins us now from moscow with more on this. despite president trump reluctantly signing this bill, russia's prime minister has gone on the attack, calling the new sanctions against his country a full-fledged trade war. what else did he have to say about this? and how is this all playing out across russia? >> well, it wasn't just what he said, it was the timing of what russian prime minister dmitry medvedev said that was interesting. because the first reaction came from kremlin spokesperson dmitry peskov who said there will be no more retaliations from russia against the u.s., essentially saying the closing of two u.s. diplomatic compounds in russia and the cutting of u.s. staff
here was enough. then just a few hours later, a few hours after president trump signed the sanctions bill we got this statement. from prime minister dmitry medvedev. he said the trump administration demonstrated complete impotence in the most humiliating manner, transferring executive powers to congress. a very different tone, and yet still the prevailing message from russia is that there will be no more retaliations diplomatically against the u.s. for now, though they have left the option open. >> and i wanted to talk about that. because of course russia's president vladimir putin as you point out has already cut u.s. diplomatic staff, or ordered for it to be cut in response to the eminent sanctions. what more retaliation might we see? maybe not now, but later further down the track? >> well, putin certainly left open the possibility. in his most recent statement about the sanctions bill, and at that point was just a bill.
he talked about all the areas that russia and the u.s. cooperate. perhaps that was a veiled threat into all the other options he has for retaliation. he talked about cooperation on syria, on north korea, as well as in the space agencies, and the space administrations. here is what the foreign ministry said, their most recent statement that cosmetic out after trump signed the sanctions bill. they said we reserve the right to other counter measures. it's about time for american amateurs of sanctions that plunged the u.s. into russo phobic hysteria to get rid of allusions and no attempts to exert pressure will get russia to change its course or sacrifice national interests. so a bit of a mixed message or perhaps strategic messaging there where it's the foreign ministry taking a very hard line in the u.s., where putin has seemed to take a softer tone. it is worth pointing out rex tillerson and sergei lavrov will meet this weekend the philippines. even if they exchange a few nice statements and talk about
sanction, there isn't too much hope they can do anything to change the relations right now which are in a word poor. . >> yeah, indeed. not high expectations coming out for that meeting, indeed. oren liebermann joining us live from moscow just after 10:00 in the morning. many thanks. as we mentioned new sanctions target north korea and iran. the u.s. is taking action against pyongyang for its repeated missile tests and nuclear ambitions. we will have more than ahead this hour. meanwhile, iran says the u.s. sanctions violate the spirit if not the letter of the 2015 nuclear deal. the country assets deputy foreign minister is vowing a very clever response. now president trump is back planning to slash legal immigration to united states by 50%. the proposal would award visas using a points system based on age, education, and income
potential. but plan is already meeting with stiff resistance. cnn's jim acosta has the details. >> reporter: as the president rolled out a new immigration plan that prioritizes english speak people coming into the u.s., the white house sent one of its top policy advisers stephen miller to defend. but miller reminded what the statue of liberty has said to generations of immigrants. give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. >> aren't you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you're telling them you have to speak english? can't people learn how to speak english when they get here? >> well, first of all, right now it's a requirement that you be naturalized to speak english. the notion that speaking english wouldn't be part of immigration systems would be ahistorical. secondly, the statue of liberty is a symbol of liberty and light in the world. it's a symbol of american liberty lighting the world. the poem that you're referring
to was added later. it's not actually part of the original statue of liberty. but more fundamentally -- >> you're saying that does not represent -- >> i'm saying that the notion -- i'm saying the notion -- i'm saying the notion. >> i'm sorry. it sounds like that. >> jim, let me ask you a question. >> that sounds like some national park revisionism. we just going bring in people from great britain and australia? >> actually, i can honestly say i am shocked at your statement that a you think that only people from great britain and australia would know english. it's actually -- it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind -- no, this is an amazing -- this is an amazing moment. i just want the say -- >> it sounds like you're trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country. >> jim, that is one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant things you've ever said. and for you that's still a really -- the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong.
>> reporter: the president unveiled his imsz plan in front of the cameras. >> would you comment on russia sanctions, please? >> but when it came to one of the biggest pieces, mr. trump chose to remain behind closed doors. the president signed passed overwhelmingly in congress and then protested in a statement that this legislation is significantly flawed, labeling portions that limit his ability to lift sanctions on russia as clearly unconstitutional provisions. the president's response one day after the white house conceded he weighed in on a misleading statement about his son with a meeting for w a russian attorney strikes some republicans over the top. >> i'm kind of chuckling. that's such a trumpian statement. the legislative branch has a role in this. we're exerting that role. >> reporter: the president was forced to swallow the sanctions bill as questions are raised about his credibility that boil down to his overall trustworthiness. take what happened on monday even the president of mexico is praising his slowing of border crossings. >> now close to 80% stoppage.
and even the president of mexico called me. >> reporter: the problem is the mexican government says that call didn't happen, adding in a statement president enrique pena nieto has not been in contact via telephone. >> who the hell wants to talk about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts? >> reporter: then the president's recent controversial speech to the boy scouts that he turned into a political rally. the president saying i got a call from the boy scouts saying it was the greatest speech ever made to them and they were very thankful. but an official told cnn there was no such call. >> on mexico he was referencing the conversation they had where they talked about the ires he referenced. in terms of the boy scout, multiple members of the boy scout leadership following his speech there that day congratulated him, praised him, and offered quite -- i'm looking for the word. quite powerful compliments
following his speech. >> as for the president's immigration proposal, republicans are questioning whether it will go anywhere. lindsey graham complained the white house plan could harm his state's agricultural and tourism industries. jim acosta, cnn, the white house. a professional of international politics at city university, and he joins me now from our london studios. thank you so much for being with us. >> you're welcome. >> let's start with immigration. i wanted to ask you this. how did legal immigration suddenly take center stage when donald trump ran on the issue of illegal immigration? and how does cutting become on legal immigrants benefit the united states? >> well, i think the whole immigration issue, whether it's legal or illegal is probably the most -- the best issue for president trump. he's got something like a 44% approval for his immigration stance.
and as your package showed, i think this administration is in a fairly deep hole on a whole number of fronts which were mentioned in your report as well. and i think very often that the immigration card or the race card, whether it's illegal or legal often is played when there is a crisis in terms of the credibility of the administration. and we know from approval numbers that that is going down. the key issue is that immigration, legal immigration has a kind of mixed record in some respects. most people do believe that legal immigration has major social and economic benefits, and -- but the bill as outlined yesterday by president trump is really focused on stoking people's fears. its fears about national security, fears about threats to their jobs. and it's really part of that america first, americans needing protection from the rest of the world kind of rhetoric, which was the hallmark of his
campaign. so the impact of legal immigration, economically speaking is generally considered to be very positive. but i think this is seeking to regain the agenda if you like the public narrative in favor of an area which president trump actually generally is much more popular in. >> you mentioned his approval ratings. let's good to those. president trump is now down to 33%. that's according to the quinnipiac university poll. 61% disapprove of the job he is doing. it's a new low for the u.s. president. can it go any lower? and how does this compare to other u.s. presidents just six months into their administration? >> right. that's very, very important. i think the quinnipiac poll generally tends to be on the lower side. the poll that president trump says is his favorite poll, the rasmussen, actually that is showing that something like 38% approval only and 61%
disapproval. so the one he likes to quote the most is showing him below 40% for the first time. this is a historic low. from what i've looked at president gerald ford had the lowest approval rating at this point in his administration. and that came after he declared that he was going to pardon president richard nixon for the various misdoings and crimes, et cetera, related to watergate. so president trump is on a generally downward slide. i think when you lack at those numbers and you try to break them down a bit more, his strongly disapprove number has gone up. that is to about 50%. and the strongly approve number has gone down to about 25%. so what we're seeing is underneath the kind of bald approve disapproving is actually those people are strongly disapproving is going up. and i think he is probably hitting close to the bedrock of his support within the united states overall. and thing is probably quite
dangerous territory. and i think that is a real clue as to why the immigration issue, which is also linked with attorney general jeff sessions announcing that they're going to have a look at so-called racial quotas in university, the whole call for mass deportations as well. there is a whole package going on and all this comes down to the use of nativism to really divert attention from the whole series of failures of this administration up to this point. >> now, it's worth noting to the quinnipiac poll also looked at mr. trump's honesty and found only 34% of those people polled thought he was honest. 62% found him dishonest. this coming of course on the heels of president trump, but making false claims he received those two phone calls, offering glowing praise from mexico's president and from the head of the boy scouts. and a day before that, we learn murder trump weighed in on a misleading statement for his son
in relation to that meeting with a russian lawyer. new lows in credibility and in approval. what impact could this all have on his presidency, do you think, going forward? >> very important question. and a i think we're only just over six months into this presidency. but one key number which i think is very important and instructive at this point is straight after his inauguration, something like 55 to 57% of people polled in the united states said that the united states was heading in the right direction. today, or yesterday, rather, when i looked at last, we're on to 33% of americans think this administration, that america is headed in the right direction. a very large proportion of the electorate also believes that president trump, with all the kind of things he is saying which you mentioned just now is probably his own worst enemy. that's his entire presidential style, which is kind of centered around him.
him and his particular kind of small coterie, and nothing else matters. this is a kind of pat monrimoni politics. it suggest there's a s a kind of long-term slide that is going on. i suspect that is going to deepen. but i think this raising of the legal immigration question on which i think there is something like 55 to 56% support in the american population, i think that may well stabilize him for a little while. unfortunately, there is not much likelihood of this law that he is proposing because discussed any time soon, given that there is a backlog of other unpassed legislation, particularly on health care, for example. >> all right, inderjeetparmar.
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welcome back, everyone. well, let's take a closer look now at the u.s. sanctions bill. it targets russia for supposedly interfering in the u.s. election. the 2014 annexation of crimea and its military activity in eastern ukraine and syria. the bill punishes iran and north korea for their ballistic missile programs and it gives congress veto power if president trump tries to ease or change the sanctions. all right. to the korean peninsula now. north korea's latest missile test posed a serious threat to aircraft. an air france spokesman says one of their planes flew just east of the icbm splashdown site last
friday, just minutes before the missile hit the water. there were 332 people on board. and our alexandra field joins us now from seoul, south korea with more on this. alexandra, a real concern of course ofor any airline operating in the region. what can be done about this, given north korea has absolutely no intention of sending out any warning before launching any future missiles? >> right, rosemary. it's probably worth pointing out some of the background for our viewers. we've seen situations like this. as far as back as 2014, there was a similar situation with a chinese airliner in the area. this is a concern that has percolated in the minds of many for some time. an event like what you saw this weekend certainly underscores the need to consider it. but as you point out, north korea has no intention of notifying the world when they conduct these kinds of tests. that's simply not going to
happen. that doesn't matter that that's in violation of international agreement, especially when you consider the test themselves flout with impunity the national sanctions that have been levied against north korea. air france quickly came out after it was revealed their airplane was seven minutes away in terms of flying zone from the flight. they say that they closely analyzed potentially dangerous areas, and that they adapt their flight plans accordingly. certainly that's something that all a airlines do and all airlines are used to doing. but a spokesperson for the pentagon has come out twice now to condemn north korea after these latest icbm launches, speaking to the potential threat that this poses, not just for the airplanes in the sky, but also any vessels that are at sea. you're talking about a very large area where north korea is conducting these tests. that said, and given the large area where these tests are conducted, this pentagon spokesperson and other experts bring that the likelihood of an actual problem is extremely low.
the issue here really is that north korea continues to insist on doing this without any notification. rosemary? >> indeed. i do want to just pivot back to the new u.s. sanctions about to be applied to north korea. what impact will they likely have on the nation and of course on its nuclear program? >> right. if the stated goal for all these sanctions is to work to achieve the denuclearization of the peninsula, that's a very high hope. and the raft of sanctions you've seen leveled against north korea have not accomplished by any means that objective. you've only seen an acceleration and advancement of the program. the skeptics would say these sanctions would have no impact on the program. look, these are sanctions that expand. they expand sanctions essentially against financial institutions and entities that are doing illegal business with north korea. it's another effort to cut off a flow of resources. but you've got to look at the
regime's priorities here. that's what the analysts and the experts do. the number one goal for kim jong un is to develop this nuclear program, to have a nuclear weapon that he feels will be a deterrent, something he believes will ensure the longevity of his regime. so if there is no reason, according to some analysts to believe that these sanctions would have the kind of impact that so many sanctions have now failed to have, rosemary. . that is a problem in itself. all right, alexandra field joining us live from seoul in south korea where it is nearly 4:30 in the afternoon. many thanks. the organization of american states is calling for an emergency council meeting to address venezuela's political crisis. now this comes hours after president nicolas maduro swore in the newly elected constituent assembly, despite claims of voter fraud. the attorney general now says those claims are under
investigation. cnn's laila santiago has more now from caracas. >> reporter: in a national televised address, president nicolas maduro has announced he is pushing back the installation of his new constituent assembly. and this comes on a day that the numbers behind the election of the members of the constituent assembly are being questioned. the president has said that he believes more than 10 million people vaughed up to vote in this election, essentially saying that's what he believes is the support for his government in venezuela right now. but the election technology company that is behind the machines used during the election believes and they say without a doubt that there has been some tampering with the election. and keep in mind this is a company that has been here since 2004 and has never taken issue with any of the elections, despite who the winner mace be. now the government has said that those are irresponsible statements.
they've even come out to say that they could possibly take legal actions against them. and that is at a time when international pressure is mounting. the united states has already placed sanctions on individuals associated with president maduro. they placed sanctions on his as well. what they have not done is targeted the oil industry. so as venezuela and the world waits the see when this constituent assembly will go to work, because it could possibly rewrite the constitution, and it could replace the national assembly in place right now that is controlled by the opposition. maduro seems to be moving forward. the international community is watching, calling this the road to dictatorship. laila santa yag go-- laila santiago, cnn. the overall of immigration that would favor english speakers. but critics say it could ultimately hurt the u.s.
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had clearly unconstitutional provisions. air france says one of its planes which flew close to the path of the north korean missile southeast had 332 people on board. venezuela's newly elected constituent assembly will meet for the first time friday amid allegations of voter fraud. a voting technology firm says the government inflated turnout figures by at least a million votes. president nicolas maduro denies the claim. venezuela's attorney general says the allegations will be investigated. u.s. president donald trump is embracing new legislation aimed at overhauling the u.s. immigration system. the proposed policy change would use a point system to evaluate visa applications. the president says it would help the u.s. economy.
>> this competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak english, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. >> critics say the policy would have negative consequences across the united states, especially in agriculture. senator dianne feinstein of california told cnn's wolf blitzer the impact on her state would be devastating. >> we're the largest agricultural producer in america. it's a $50 billion industry. we employee tens of thousands of agricultural workers. they are among the class this would be contributed. it would cripple agriculture. >> now senior trump adviser stephen miller was taxed with explaining and defending the new immigration proposal to
reporters. but when cnn's jim acosta challenged the philosophy behind the legislation, they got into a heated exchange. >>. >> the statue of liberty says give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, it doesn't say anything about speaking english or being able to be a computer programmer. aren't you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you're telling them you have to speak english? can't people learn how to speak english when they get here? >> well, first of all, right now it's a requirement that to be naturalize jo izized you have t english. secondly, i don't want to get off into the whole thing about history here. but statue of liberty is a symbol of liberty and enlight erning the world. the poem that you're referring to was added later is not
actually part of the original statue of liberty. but more fundamentally, but more fundamentally the history -- >> you saying that does not represent? >> i'm saying that the notion -- i'm saying the notion -- i'm saying the notion. >> i'm sorry. >> no, you're -- jim, let me ask you a question. >> that sounds like some national park revisionism. >> jim, jim, let me ask you a question. >> hope to the world for people to send. >> jim, do you believe, jim. >> and they're not always going toe speak english. >> jim, jim do, you believe -- >> they're not always going to be -- >> jim, i appreciate your speech. jim, i appreciate your speech. let's talk about this. >> it was a modest -- >> jim, let's talk about this. in 1970 when we let in 300,000 people a year, was that violating or not violating the statue of liberty law of the land? in the 1990s when it was a half a million a year, was it violating or not violating the law of the statue of liberty of the land. tell me what years. tell me what years -- tell me
what years -- tell me what years meet jim acosta's definition of the statue of liberty poem law of the land. so you're saying a million a year is the statue of liberty number. 900,000 violates it? 800,000 violates it? >> you're sort of bringing press one for english philosophy here for immigration. and that's never been what the united states has been about. >> but your statements are shockingly ahistorical in another respect too. if you look at the history of immigration, it's actually ebb and flowed. we've had periods of very large waves followed by less immigration and more immigration. and. >> right now that wants to build a wall. a sweeping change -- >> surely, jim you don't think that a wall affects greencard policy? you couldn't believe that, do you? actually, the notion that you actually think immigration is at an historic low. jim, jim -- >> on mutual fund. >> do you really, i want to be serious, jim. do you ealy at cnn not know the
difference between greencard policy and illegal immigration? you really dent know that? >> my father was an immigrant. he came to this country in 1962 right before the cuban missile crisis and obtained a greencard. yes, people -- >> factual question, jim. [ overlapping dialog ] as a factual question. >> in other ways do obtain a greencard at some point. they do it through a lot of hard work. and yes, they may learn english as a second language later on in life. >> jim -- >> this whole notion they have to learn english before they get to the united states, are we just going to bring in people from great britain and australia? . >> jim, actually, honestly, i am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from great britain and australia would know english. it's actually -- it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind -- no this is an amazing, this is an amazing moment. this is an amazing moment that you think only people from great
britain or australia would speak english is so insulting to millions of hardworking immigrants who do speak english from all over the world. jim, you -- have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks english outside of great britain and australia? >> all right. quite an exchange there. and we should note fluency in english is not a requirement for naturalization currently. in fact the civics test is administered in multiple languages for qualified applicants. but they're expect to demonstrate an ability to read, write, speak, and understand english in ordinary usage. well, a first of its kind experiment gives researchers a way to erase harm aful genes from human dna. you will hear from one of the people who made it happen. that is coming up next. ♪ if you could book a flight, then add a hotel, or car,
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welcome back, everyone. scientists have successfully edited a genetic mutation from a human a embryo in a groundbreaking first. they say in their study published in the journal "nature" they used a technique to remove the disease causing genes. now the embryo's dna repair mechanism then replaced the missing genes with a copy from the parent without the mutation. researchers found that the harmful gene was corrected in more than 70% of the embryos. now scientists hope their work could one day help them remove genetic diseases from children before they're born. but critics worry the technique could be used to create babies with specific traits. now juan carlos belmonte joins us now from spain. he is a professional at the salk institute for biological studies and a co-author of this study.
thank you so much, sir, for joining us. so this is really significant, of course. the first time scientists have successfully removed this faultily gene that carries a deadly heart disease and embryos. clearly a significant breakthrough. but by doing this it raises ethical and moral questions. how do you balance those concerns with the obvious benefits that come from this type of research? >> well, i think that's a very important point. but i have to mention that we scientists, as many other people have been thinking about these for a long time. in fact, the national academy of sciences has issued a report, a committee which i am a member with guidelines of how we should approach these development. and for the time being, this is
something that should remain in the laboratory because we need to learn much more before we can even think to bring this into the clinic. >> interesting. and if gene editing can be used to eliminate this particular deadly heart condition, how long before most other inherited diseases can be removed from embryos? and how close are scientists to trying this out on a real pregnancy? you say you're going to take some time over this. >> yes. we have. that seems to be quite efficient and safe in this particular disease, which is a disease of the heart. but we need before we can expand these to other species, we need to demonstrate that these experiments are also safe for these. my feeling, again, i repeat myself. while very promising, we need much more time, much more
research to make sure that if we ever do this technology in the cleaning in trying to treat and prevent a disease, that we do it in a safe and responsible way. >> yes, you mentioned the safety aspect there. and i wanted to ask you, how can you be sure using this technique that scientists don't accidentally damage or affect other perfectly normal genes during the course of this procedure? >> that's a very good question. i may say that we realize that it is not a template that we provide to the embryo to do the correction. in fact, it is the mother right gene that fix the correction. so that's wonderful. nature has devised procedures by which they can fix themselves. so i am confident that these aspect will help to minimize
these possible unintended effects on other part of the genome. >> all right. professor, a pleasure and an honor to speak with you. good luck with all a your research in this. it's quite incredible. appreciate it. >> thank you. well, now to a spa experience that was far from relaxing. a 4-year-old boy in china had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck inside the face hole of a massage table. he was probably copying his mother who was getting a massage treatment at the time. hard to believe, but he stayed calm throughout the whole time. and finally they got him out, what a relief. right ahis his mom grabbed him for that big bear hug, ochg. children getting themselves into trouble. all right. let's take a short break here. but still to come, nasa has just posted a new job, and it included saving humans from aliens. it pays well, and it has one of the greatest titles ever.
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six and a half decades? well, the measure of just one man, britain's prince philip. eretired from public duty on wednesday. nick glass reports. ♪ >> reporter: ramrod straight, a man in a raincoat and a traditional bowler hat. from behind you would have been hard-pressed to guess his age, 96. or that this, after 70 years, was his final official engagement. as parades go, this was informal. prince philip just doing his thing, raising a smile and a laugh among young and old. as an ex-navy man, it seemed entirely apt that the parade at buckingham palace was by the royal marines. prince philip is still affable, still inquiz isitive, but he is retiring whom. else besides the queen has done
more for the monarchy over such a long time? >> i think in a way it is a transitional moment. the queen has been a little bit worried about him at certain times over the last couple of years. i have heard people say that. and i think that, you know, she doesn't want him to get overly tired. so i'm sure there is an element that this is a sensible thing to do. >> the world's most secuexperie plaque unveiler. >> reporter: this summer wearing the famous egg and bacon tie of the mcc, and doing what he has done on countless occasions, chatting. this time about old cricket bats and cutting the ribbon are you ready, he asked the photographers. prince philip has been around so long we need to remind ourselves of his glamorous arrival in 1947, a handsome groom of 26,
mountbatten of the royal navy. >> he is as old as god. he never looked at anybody else, ever. and i think she really truly has been a rock. >> reporter: prince philip has always been his own man, a thoughtful man, a family man. >> like all families, we went through the full range of pleasures and tribulations of bringing up children. i'm naturally somewhat biased, but i think our children have done rather well under difficult and demanding circumstances. . >> reporter: he could also be combat i, lived in fact, especially with photographers. but more often than not, he saw the funny side. >> i'm sorry. you're standing down. >> i'll stand up. >> reporter: by his own admission, prince philip has never been a man to look back much. but this afternoon he did seem
to just for a moment. in 70 years, there what v been a lot of parades, a lot of young men marching past. some of them off to war. as he left the parade ground, the band struck up "for he's a jolly good fellow." the palace has issued a retirement photo taken in the garden of buckingham palace. although there will be no more official engagement, prince philip is still expected to appear at the queen's side from time to time. nick glass, cnn in central london. and finally, who could argue tom brady has it all? the star nfl quarterback has five super bowl rings. he is very handsome. but some say his new wax figure is a hot mess. it's now on display at the dream land wax museum in boston. fans think the artists fumbled this one. >> i like the place.
brady doesn't really look like brady, though. >> it doesn't look like him. >> he look likes he hasn't slept in, i don't know, 2001. >> some say the wax figure isn't nearly as bad as those court sketches of brady from the infamous deflategate case. so apparently he can't visit all. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom" this hour. i'm rosemary church. remember to connect with me at any time on twitte twitter @rosemarycnn. early viewing for everybody in the states. have yourselves a wonderful day. ♪ there's nothing more important than your health. so if you're on medicare or will be soon,
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