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♪ donald trump versus the players. he escalates his racially tinged brawl with some of the top names in sports. >> the standoff between north korea and the u.s. grows more dangerous with more heated rhetoric and a show of american military might. >> plus the story on hurricane maria, it is gone but the danger is not over yet for puerto rico. look at that. residents there keeping a close eye on a dam. >> like they need any more problems there with water. >> they don't. >> welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm natalie allen. >> and i'm george howell. 4:00 a.m. here on the east coast
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. newsroom starts right now. >> thanks again for joining you. a feud between donald trump and professional sports is getting even more heated and now the controversial practice of taking a knee during the u.s. national anthem has spread to major league baseball. the pitcher of the oakland tl z athletics may be the first to join the tension against racial injustice. >> he tweeted this. going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. steph curry is hesitating therefore invitation is withdrawn, exclamation point, from donald trump. >> nba star lebron james fired back calling the president a, quote, bum. he added, going to the white
house was a great honor until you showed up. is it started friday when mr. trump blasted football players who refused to stand for the national anthem. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a [ bleep ] off the field right now, out. he's fired. [cheering and applauding] >> he's fired! >> called them sons of pitches, i believe he did. on saturday several league owners shot back calling the president's remarks callous and offensive. roger goodell was especially critical. he said this in a statement. divisive comments like this demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl. our great game and all of our players and a failure to understand. the overwhelming force for good of our clubs and players that represent our communities. this controversy is not going away any time soon. in fact, it could become even more pronounced in the football games on sunday.
>> we get more now from cnn's brian stelter in new york. >> reporter: hey there, this controversy involves politics, patriotism and two of america's favorite pass times, the president seemingly taking a baseball bat and swipging it at a hornet's nest first at a rally in alabama then on twitter on saturday. in both cases he is criticizing some of the best-known african-american athletes in the sports world. that's causing some people to say that there is a racial component to these controversies. the president speaking to a mostly white crowd in alabama was talking about the african-american players in the nfl who have been taking a knee during the national anthem before games, protesting, they say, racial injustice and inequality. the president doesn't want to hear it. he says those football players who do so should be fired by nfl team owners. he said it at the rally on friday, he said it again on twitter on saturday keeping this controversy going.
even as nfl commissioner roger goodell weighed in in a surprising move. he called the president's comments divisive even though he didn't name president trump directly. the president taking aim at steph curry, championship golden state warriors team on twitter saturday morning, the president was apparently inspired or motivated or ticked off by a statement on the fox news morning show. fox and friends. 20 minutes after fox and friends meng mentioned that steph can you remember si thinking of skipping a white house visit, president trump tweeted and said the invitation had been withdrawn. we've seen lots of prominent celebrities and athletes and ceos having to make these choices about whether to attend white house events, whether they want to be associated with president trump or try to avoid it. curry said he was going to avoid it, now the warriors say they are definitely not going because the president has disinvited them. and so this rolls on. these controversies with a racial component to them
continuing to fire up people on social media. and now the question, by the way, is what is going to happen on sunday, or even more nfl players going to take a knee not just to protest racism, but to protest president trump. brian stelter, cnn, new york. >> let's bring in erica ray davis with cache digital to talk more about this. erica, thank you for being with us this hour. so, this movement started taking a knee to bring attention to the issue of police brutality, to racial issues in the united states. the president of the united states reframing it as an issue about the american flag and the national anthem. >> yeah, george, thank you for having me. i have to say not only is donald trump guilty for reframing this as a flag issue. i think many of his supporters -- i hate to overgeneralize, are responsible for reframing this, of being about the flag when as you said it is about police brutality.
it is about law enforcement officials getting away, even sometimes on camera, mistreating and sometimes killing egregiously innocent men without having a fair trial within our justice system. i don't understand the value in donald trump continually antagonizing nfl owners. i don't understand the value and trump continually antagonizing nfl players who are peacefully protesting something they perceive as an injustice. >> so, erica, speaking of these owners, several of them donated to the inaugural committee supporting president trump. they did release statements, stating that they were offended, backing their teams, of course, given the president's comments. but, again, is there a sense here that the president is hurting many of the people who initially supported him? >> well, let's be completely honest, george. i don't know if you saw the nfl statement thiey released today. that was the quintessential nonstatement. that was the quintessential
textbook statement to sweep under the rug the real issue but make it seem like we really care. i do feel like nfl owners understand the majority of their league, black men make up the league. so, they have to stand up for them in a sense. but, again, they are trump's home boys. they are a part of his crew. so, they aren't going to say anything that is too stauchly opposing donald trump's views and that is exactly what the nfl did today by releasing that nonstatement statement. >> the national golden state team is saying they are not going and he rescinded that. >> in light of all the negativity it's been funny to watch the social media backlash because, you know, the warriors had not -- they had not decided that they were going anyway.
so, what donald trump did is what he typically does before he could look like the loser. he made sure that his opponent was the loser. i really think a lot of the warriors for standing up and standing in solidarity and saying, we are not going to support a white house that continues to divide our country based on misogynistic values, based on racist values. you know, based on dividing the country anyway that it can. and it's not just a knock at trump. it's a knock at his supporters. it is speaking out against people who support him in his administration and it takes a very strong leader, steve kerr, the head coach of the warriors, and it takes a very strong organization to say, we're not going. we are the champions, and we are not going to this white house no matter how much of an honor it is. we won't be there. >> erica rene davis, thank you so much for taking time with us. >> certainly seems like the president is becoming the great divider. >> the rhetoric pretty plain,
spoken and clear especially when you compare statements from charlottesville, you know, where he was talking about fine people that were marching among the white supremacists to this issue playing out now. >> it is hurting the country for sure. mr. trump isn't taking aim at pro athletes on twitter, it goes beyond the u.s. of course. he is keeping up a war of words with north korea. hours ago he wrote this. just heard minister of north korea speaking at u.n. if he echos thoughts of little rocket man they won't be around much later. >> kim jong-un's foreign minister said saturday at the general assembly that insults like this could force his country to attack. listen. >> he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rockets visit the entire u.s. main land inevitable all the more.
none other than trump himself is on a suicide mission. in case innocent lives of the u.s. are harmed because of this suicide attack, trump will be held totally responsible. >> the u.s. says saturday it also flew bombers to the east of north korea. the pentagon says it was a message to pyongyang over its nuclear ambitions. we are tracking events in the region from tokyo. he joins us now for the latest and more on that right there. hello, ben. >> reporter: hello, natalie. it's interesting that that flight of b-1-b bombers took place in international air space north of the dmz, the 38th parallel which i do virgin islands the southern and northern part. it creates -- the first time according to a u.s. military spokeswoman, the u.s. aircraft had flown beyond the dmz since
the beginning of the 21st century. that's only 17 years. she also said that it is a way for the -- to show that the president has many military options, so in addition to the war of words, there are very real gestures being made. this is an attempt by the united states to show korea -- north korea, the united states has massive military power far beyond the means that north korea does, and that they have the options to use it as well. but these gestures, and also really the words that -- this mud slinging back and forth between kim jong-un, the north korean leader, and president donald trump, is raising a good deal of concern among the neighbors. in fact, we have seen a statement put out by a spokesman for the ruling democratic party in south korea in which that spokesman says that this exchange of excessive verbal
threats would only heighten anxiety, and anxiety has been heightened as a result of the past week of back and forth as these two leaders go at one another. this is not helping the atmosphere at all,. and it's important to emphasize that decades of u.s. diplomacy under previous administrations, the united states always stressed that north korea's nuclear program is a regional problem. it is not a problem strictly between the united states and north korea. it affects south korea. it affects japan and, of course, it affects china as well. but as a result of this back and forth between president trump and president kim jong-un, it really does look like it's becoming a one on one battle between the united states and north korea. and those who should be helping to resolve the crisis, like
china, are simply on the side lines. natalie? >> and that can't be fruitful if calmer heads aren't prevailing in this as well. i've got to ask, what do the countries in that region think about the fact that this is becoming a back and forth between donald trump and kim jong-un? and it seems to be no matter what, it's always a catch-22 situation as far as you show military might, i feel more threatened and back and forth it goes. >> yeah, it's really a situation of a lot of sticks being waved around, but not much in the way of carrots. now, the chinese and to a certain extent the russians have always encouraged some sort of opening to north korea to try to ease the tensions. but, of course, the pressure from the united states is in the opposite direction. the united states has imposed new sanctions against north
korea. the united states wants to punish any individual country or company that does business in north korea. of course, 90% of north korea's foreign trade is with china. so, china would bear the brunt of the sanctions. now, the chinese have indicated a willingness to cut down oil exports to north korea, but north korea as we've seen over the years has been able to sustain its existence, somewhat precariously, under a regime of sanctions that's been in form -- in effect in one form or another since the end of the korean war in 1953. natalie? >> they certainly show staying power. ben wideman, thanks so much. george? >> let's get context with entergy. city university of london live for us in our london bureau this hour, always a pleasure to have
you here on the show, interjeet. north korea has always been known for its incendiary rhetoric. now the style from the president, it continues to escalate the question here. does this box these two leaders in in a way that neither has a way out? >> that's the tendency at the moment. and the key issue is although there's been a war of words before -- before the trump administration, the fact is that the united states is far, far better armed. anything that the north koreans say is difficult for them to back it up. they don't have the kind of fire power that the united states has. so, now we have a president who is using the kind of lappinguag that he is to suggest he would wipe out the entire population of north korea. that is unprecedented and i'm afraid that is now ratcheting up these tensions even more. and it is boxing those countries in.
but it has an effect on lots of other countries, too, because china as your correspondent just noted is being -- organizations in china could be sanctioned, too, and this has an effect on other areas, too. if you look at the iran nuclear agreement which is also under pressure, the north koreans have always said that those who make agreements with the united states about their weapons like biological or nuclear weapons, they've often been overthrown or destabilized by the united states. and with the iran nuclear agreement under pressure all the time, the north koreans are saying, well, what is the point of making any kind of an agreement with this country? because we are not safe even with that. >> well, let's talk about that, because again, you point out this personal -- this binary back and forth that's been playing out. this has always been, as our correspondent just pointed out a moment ago, this has always been a problem that has been managed by world powers. it's been seen as a regional problem. but again, given these personal
attacks, the nature of how nasty they've gotten, is china now more on the sidelines of south korea, even japan, are they more on the sidelines than the united states in this? >> i think at one level they clearly are. but i would say that central to this is actually china. and i don't think the issue is only squarely with north korea. i think the big issue has been in the last several years, including under the obama administration, you will recall the pivot to asia was under the obama administration when secretary clinton was the secretary of state. that is the biggest issue for a lot of people that china is no longer merely to be seen as a regional power, but a -- one with possible global ambitions. and as the united states' position in the world has changed, some say maybe declined, i think people are worried china is going to be a kind of challenger for the role the u.s. has occupied for so
long. i think a large part of this -- north korea is a proxy for dealing with that rising strength or perceived rising strength and ambitions for china. although they are on the side lines in diplomatic sense, they are central to it because increasingly the sanctions which are being applied are directed really at china because china is the largest trader, trading partner of north korea. so, i would say that china is very, very important, very central. but if you want to look at a diplomatic solution, then it is quite clear that those countries are being sidelined because there appears to be as your correspondent said large numbers of sticks, but hardly any carrots and that leaves nobody anyway out of this particular impasse. >> live in london, thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> and coming up here as hurricane maria makes its way north, people in puerto rico feel the destruction. >> the latest on the conditions there as newsroom continues. hi, i'm mike ditka.
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go on for two more weeks. >> just look at that. so many people still continuing that search. to make conditions even more difficult, a new 6.1 magnitude quake hit southern mexico early saturday. three quakes have now rattled the country in less than two weeks. another story we are following, hurricane maria, it's edging away from the bahamas into the open waters of the atlantic ocean now. go away, maria, go away. >> yes, good riddance. the category 3 storm could cause rip currents along the southeastern part of the united states in the days to come. >> and in puerto rico, look at this. millions of people still reeling after the deadly storm pummelled the island. sninds nick valencia is in san juan for us. >> reporter: as if the people on this island haven't been through enough already, now those in the northwest part of puerto rico are dealing with potential life-threatening floods. a crack was found in the dam by engineers on friday, leading to
evacuations. those evacuations are still ongoing. nearly 70,000 people impacted by this. those that can evacuate themselves are being bussed out by local officials and transported to local shelters. all of this happening as more help is coming from the u.s. main land. we've learned earlier that 4,000 army reservists have joined the efforts to try to help with the recovery efforts here on this island. they are joined by assets from fema as well as local assets to try to bring this infrastructure back. communication is a major problem with all the cell phone towers down. at least 1500 cell phone towers affected. those loved ones who are trying to get in touch with people here on this island may have to wait months. the mayor here in san juan telling people that the semblance of modern life may not exist for four to six months. being without electricity is going to be an issue. the situation is getting desperate as ever. nick valencia, cnn, san juan, puerto rico. >> wow. >> so many people still have not talked with their family in puerto rico. >> it's incredible.
>> a friend of mine here in atlanta karnt reach her mother. they just want to talk to them. so, maria marchs on. you probably heard us saying, good riddance, go away. you're going to tell us whether it is or not. >> yes, and the computer models are still suggesting it is going to be off the coast of north carolina. now, i will tell you that back in october 2016, it was hurricane matthew that menaced the southeastern coast of the united states and it pummelled some of these coastal areas. they had 31 deaths in coastal north carolina. so, they are eyeing this very carefully. and the computer models good agreement, good agreement until we go into wednesday, and then it's still, at least according to the national hurricane center, is probable that maria will remain offshore rather substantially to the tune of maybe 200 miles or so. and then be swept off towards
the east and northeast. wouldn't that be wonderful if theoretically all of that really happened? i'm not saying that it won't. we hope that it will. but these computer models have really edged this much further toward the west. for hurricane maria it is still category 3. unbelievably a category 3. it is moving into more unfavorable environment because the water temperatures here are still cooler. not dramatically cooler, but it is cooler. and we are going to look at going into sunday, still trekking towards the north. it is definitively moving to the north at about 9 miles per hour. but it is still of concern along the coast of the outer banks of north carolina. they had a number of heavy surf rescues earlier in the day. no fatalities reported there, but you're taking a look at a scene of puerto rico. it was on september 23rd that this was walloped by then, even
stronger hurricane maria. and there you can see the debris outside of these homes, all across puerto rico, area after area has been so devastated. computer models have it edging towards the coast, going into tuesday, possibly wednesday. we'll just have to keep an eye out for it because computer models have really not been definitive about this. back to you guys. >> wow. just hopefully, you know, the storm continues to move away from the u.s. east coast because given what it did there in puerto rico, the other islands -- >> it is not to be trusted. >> no, it isn't. karen, thank you. >> thanks, karen. >> still ahead on newsroom, a deeper look at the controversy overtaking a knee when the president takes the issue with a protest. stay with us. hey you've gotta see this. c'mon.
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4:30 a.m. on the east coast. welcome back to viewers here in the united states and all around the world. you're watching cnn newsroom. it is good to have you with us. i'm george howell. >> thanks for watching. i'm natalie allen. the headlines this hour, donald trump has tweeted north korean leader may not be, quote, around much longer. he again called mr. kim "little rocket man" after north korea's foreign minister spoke at united nations. the seen year diplomat said mr. trump's insults were making a missile attack on the u.s. more likely. >> in germany this hour, voting underway, the general election that could change that nation's political landscape. angela merkel is expected to win, but the far-right party alternative for germany is expected to win seats in the federal parliament as well.
>> a 6.1 earthquake hit southern mexico early saturday, making it three major quakes that have rattled the country in less than two weeks. the death toll from the 7.1 quake that struck mexico on tuesday has now risen to 307. most of the deaths were in the mexican capital. >> u.s. army reserve has sent 4,000 troops to puerto rico to help out with hurricane maria relief efforts. just look at the situation there at a nearby dam there in puerto rico. 70,000 people evacuate their homes, that in the northwestern part of the island because that dam damaged, possibly could fail. >> the national football league is standing up for its players who choose to kneel during the national anthem. it is a silent protest over racial injustice that began about a year ago. >> on saturday some nfl team owners were compelled to speak out after the u.s. president
suggested that those players should be fired. our athena jones has more. >> reporter: hi there, that's right. the president's remarks at that huntsville, alabama rally getting a lot of negative blow back on twitter and off twitter. not just from black athletes and black people, but from people across the racial spectrum. people who are saying or wondering why he is criticizing these mostly black nfl players, using vulgar terms that insult not only the players, but also their mothers. now we have gotten new reaction from team owner, the latest owner to respond, the owner of the san francisco 49ers, jed york. i'm going to read to you his whole statement. it is a strong statement. here is what he had to say. the callous and offensive comments made by the president are contradictory to what this great country stands for. our players have exercised their rights as united states citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. we will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of
positive change in our country and around the world. the san francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities and those who serve them closer together. we also got a statement earlier in the day from another set of team owners. these are the owners of the new york giants who had a similar statement. john mera, steve tesh, here is what they had to say in response to the president's remarks. they said, comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive, and divisive. we are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their nfl platform to make a positive difference in our society. those are just two of a series of statements we are hearing from people who do not support what the president had to say in huntsville, alabama at that rally friday night. i should mention to you, though, that the crowd at the rally seemed to approve of what the president had to say about how nfl owners should fire these
players who were taking a stand by taking a knee in protest, in peaceful protest. a lot of folks on twitter are asking why did we not see the same level of passion from the president in response to the neo-nazis and kkk supporters who were marching in charlottesville, virginia last month. he did not condemn those protesters who were exercising their free speech rights. the same way that he has condemned these, again, mostly black players who are doing so now in the nfl. i should mention he's also been criticizing nba players who have spoken out against his comments. this is an issue that is not going away. we have several sports analysts who are predicting we will see more protests from players, including at tomorrow's games, nfl games, not fewer protests in response to the president's statement. back to you. >> athena jones, thanks.
so, the big question come sunday, what happens before the game, you know? do players take a knee? that's what people will be looking to find out. that is certain to spark even more controversy, in fact, if that happens. >> yes. and sports analysts expect that to happen. earlier cabrera spoke with cnn political commentator van jones for his take on mr. trump's remarks. >> we are still in the aftermath of these devastating storms when a president should be pulling the country together. and we could be on the eve of war with north korea when the president should be pulling the country together. and instead he's going for cheap applause lines at campaign-style rallies that strike a really tough nerve, i think, for african americans. i think if you're not from the united states, you might say what the heck is this all about? owners in these big league sports are overwhelmingly white men. the players are overwhelmingly young and african-american. and, so, the idea that he is
going to come into this conflict side with the owners and basically tell the owners to go and discipline all these black guys, it lands very, very poorly. big picture, you do have three very important values at war here. you have the value of free speech, which is important. you have the value of respecting the flag in america, which is important. and you have the value of the civil rights of african americans who feel that the police have been less than respectful of the humanity of african americans all too often. and, so, you have -- it's a very complex situation. you need nuance. instead, you get a bulldozer response from the president of the united states, one sided tone deaf and instead of pulling the country together in the aftermath of the tragedy possibly on the eve of war, we are fighting over the weekend. >> van, do you think the president is using sports as a proxy for this racial divide in our country? >> you know, there is a long history of that, you know, back when johnson was the first black
heavy weight champion. if you knock out a white guy, there would be riots in the country. there is a whole kind of substitution effect with sports and politics. it goes back to the greeks. and, so, i do think that when he leans in to sports, he is in that tradition of kind of using this as a way to talk about some other issues. if somebody who is raising young boys, having a steph curry out there gives them somebody to look up to, his work ethic is unbelievable, lebron james has an incredible success story as well. these are people who we should be lifting up and celebrating and giving them high fives and pointing them out for the positives. instead, we're in some crazy food fight about whether somebody is going to come to my birthday party or not. this is silly. it's beneath the president, and it doesn't make any sense. >> anna cabrera there speaking with van jones. still ahead here, in germany the general election in that nation could change the country's
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the germans are voting right now in their country's general election. chancellor angela merkel is expected to keep her job as the leader of germany. >> but a far-right party is expected to pickup seats in the federal parliament for the first time in over half a century. cnn's senior international correspondent fred pliken is live following the story in berlin this hour. fred at a polling station. fred, what is the feeling, the mood as people make their decision? >> reporter: hi there, george. i would say the mood at this point in time is ghood. there is a decent amount of people showing up. i want to show you how all this works. as you notice, we are inside a polling station. germany has one of the most complicated election systems in the world.
you can see here, you don't have one vote here in this election, you have two votes. one is for the direct candidate from whichever constituency you're in, and the other is for the party. this is the cdu, the party of angela merkel, the party of martin schultz the main contender, and the party, george, you were talking about that so many people are talking about is this one. it's called the afd known as the alternative for germany, which does have a lot of far-right positions and there are some who believe they could actually become the third strongest force in german parliament. i want to show you around here. there are folks lining un. all of this by the way, paper ballots in germany, they haven't gone electric yet. one thing we have to point out, the guys who make everything run is the volunteers. thank you very much, folks. they've been doing a great job running everything, amazing, been great to us as well. you get your form over here. you go into that booth over there where you make your cross, and then you put it into the box -- where is the box to put
the ballot in? over there, you put it into that box over there. so, it's a fairly straightforward process. and, again, all of it paper ballot so you don't have any issues afterwards. but right now you can see folks here well in control of the situation. election running smoothly. as i've said, there's been a decent amount of people who are coming here. it is still fairly early. and one thing that we also have to point out, george, there's actually on the day of the election the largest marathon in germany going on in berlin as well. certainly not making it easier for people to cast their ballots in this election. >> fred, i have to tell you, i've done that assignment as well, you know, we all have, at a polling station. that is the most descriptive explanation of german voting that i've ever seen, fred. and we appreciate that. so, let's talk just a bit more, though, about the particulars of this election because on one hand it is quite predictable with angela merkel certainly ahead. but on the other, it is unpredictable, this element,
this rise of the right wing party there. >> reporter: yeah, and they certainly seem to be filling or trying to jump into a bit of a void here in this country. you know, there is a part of the populous here in germany that has what people would say angela merkel fatigue. she has been in power for 12 years. there are some people who don't necessarily feel inspired. of course you have that big event that took place in 2015, the refugee crisis where this country remarkably took in 1.1 million refugees. i think most people would say is an amazing feat. but some people are also quite critical of. there are people who feel they don't really feel represented by a lot of what they call the established party. this very new party alternative for germany, which has been on the scene here in the country for about three years, with a lot of those ultra right wing positions also against the euro, but many of them borderline right wing, they are getting some votes as well.
>> fred with the reporting, and again, an excellent description of how to vote there in germany. we appreciate the reporting today, sir. thanks for your time. >> all right. nina with the "wall street journal" joins us live from london to talk more about this election. hi, nina, thanks for being with us. >> hi, thanks for having me. >> sure. regarding fred's story there, angela merkel will likely be reelected. what of the far-right emergence in parliament if that happens? certainly the migrant issue has been a divisive one in germany. >> it has, it has. it's also something which has had angela merkel change her position quite significantly because in the past the cdu that she represents has been quite critical of immigration before and, of course, with this move in 2015 that your correspondent described, that was a bit of a huge turn around for that party and especially for the right-hand fringe of that party. in the past the cdu and its
sister party, the csu in bavaria, they have been able to capture these elements that are now moving towards the afd so the more right hand fringe part of the german electorate, these voters don't necessarily feel represented by this more open immigration policy that mrs. merkel has followed in 2015, even though she has moved away from it and she has said something like that will never happen again. but that has opened a bit of room on the right hand fringe, which historically since germany's -- the site was founded or refounded after the second world war, people have not gone to these topics as the afd has. so, that's an absolute premiere for germany if this party is scoring as many votes as forecast see it doing. >> great, see how she handles that if she is elected. what will a merkel win signal for the future of the european union? >> i think a merkel win will
definitely signal stability and further commitment of germany within the european union. mrs. merkel as well as her social democratic opponent, mr. schultz, have made it very clear that in the end germany's role is to be a constructive power within europe. germany has been quite a strong partner in bringing together or trying to bring together the european union. and i guess, of course, there are quite a number of issues that need dealing with after this election is over, not just britain's exit from the european union but also the question of like how do we integrate refugees in europe, how do we make sure the refugee crisis is not overburdening southern european states such as italy, greece and spain and also how do we make sure that the euro, the european common currency, is stabilized further, and how do we make sure that this is working not just for the northern european countries including germany that have been
benefiting quite significantly from the common currency, but also how do we make sure that southern europe gets back on its feet. >> all right. important issues. thank you for bringing that out to us. appreciate your analysis. thank you, nina, "the wall street journal." >> thank you. >> still ahead, you could own a dress worn by a famous style icon audrey help burn. >> are you going to buy it for me? we'll look at her famous items going up for auction, one of which george will buy for me. that's coming up next. >> it's going to cost me. you wouldn't do only half
albreakthrough withyou back. non-drowsy allegra® for fast 5-in-1 multi-symptom relief. breakthrough allergies with allegra®. welcome back to cnn newsroom. it's fair to say she is one of the most famous style icons to ever grace the silver screen and now you can own a dress that was once worn by the legendary actress audrey hepburn. >> that should have been my line. >> i was about to push it over to you. >> you did a good job. christy christies will be auctioning it off. here's a look at the exhibit. >> won't up join me? >> reporter: clothes are positi
positively a passion with me. i love the point where it is practically a vice. ♪ ♪ and naturally she looked rather good in practically everything, especially if the label was couture. christies london auction offers a wide selection from her personal wardrobe. >> valentino. >> a careful steam to get some of those last wrinkles out. some of them have been hanging in storage in los angeles for a while. and this isn't just any little black cocktail dress. it's one created for the movie shirad in 1963. it is expected to make $100,000 or more. >> i think that she's considered, and people feel as
though she's one of us. she's that girl across the landing that puts the little black dress on and goes out and conquers the world. >> reporter: audrey hepburn had two sons, by her first marriage and lucca, second marriage by an italian psychiatrist. they made their living from their mother's image and estate. they'll provide the profits from the sale 50/50. >> it's like when you're selling your house, you're ready for it. you're moving forward. but you don't want necessarily to be there when the new owners move in with their own furniture, you know. it's like that -- >> how do i look? >> swell is the answer. did audrey hepburn ever take a bad photograph? some of the contact sheets from a life magazine shoot when she was making sabrina in 1953. ♪ ♪
along with her photographic archive, the sale includes old scripts, plays and movies, some signed, and some with her scribbles. >> they're here, a lovely annotation in pencil about carey grant. going gray, actually. you see he's not young, but he's not too old either. in good physical shape, i'd say. which lovely to get her thoughts on him. >> reporter: audrey retained such a level of celebrity it's hard to put a price on her belongings. who knows what a devoted fan will pay for her berbury trench code, powder compact, a pair of her sunglasses, the only pair on offer here. the director billy wilder expressed it better than most. god kissed the cheek of audrey hepburn and there she was. and here she is now or at least a lot of her things almost 500
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