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you are in the "cnn newsroom." thank you for being with me. i'm anna cabrera. a stunning show of defiance from the nfl against president trump. every single kickoff today in cities throughout the country, players, coaches, even team owners are kneeling or locking arms in solidarity after president trump called for the nfl to fire any player who refuses to stand during the national anthem. this is how the falcons/lions game opened. owners took to the field and locked arm with their players. the singer also took a knee and raised his fist in the air. ♪ and the home of the brave
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and in nashville at the titans/seahawks game, both teams stayed in their locker rooms while the anthem played on the field. the anthem singer at this game also took a knee. north of nashville in chicago, the steelers stayed in their locker room stayed in the locker room. only one player stood alone on the edge of the field with his hand over his heart. moments ago, president trump told reporters he watched some of those protests and be it seems as though perhaps he doesn't view the show of solidarity as an attack against his remarks. listen. >> there was great solidarity. i watched a little bit. i was not watching the games today, believe me, i'm doing other things, but i watched a little bit and i will say that there was tremendous solidarity for our flag and for our country. >> if you're asking how we got here to the nfl publicly protesting the president and the president's publicly demanding
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that nfl players be fired, well, it all started on friday when president trump went on a tear during a rally in alabama. here's a reminder of what he said, and i should warn you, some especially young ones in the room are going to find this language offensive. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say, get that son of a bitch off the field right now. he's fired. he's fired. >> the nfl for its part is responding with a message of unity. they're dusting off a one minute ad produced for the super bowl initially intending to show how the power of football can bring people together. meanwhile, more than two dozen nfl franchises have spoken out in support of players and commissioner roger goodell. the controversy ensnaring one of the most famous people in the world of basketball. nba star kevin durant responding
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to the president's dustup with steph curry rescinding the invitation to have the team, the champions at the white house. cnn sports correspondent andy scholes, this story gets bigger and bigger. >> reporter: yeah. it seems to kind of just be snowballing from here. this morning we saw literally every single nfl team in some way, shape or fashion do something during the national anthem, whether it was locking their arms in solidarity, kneeling, many members of like, for example, the saints took a seat during the national anthem. everyone did something in response to what president trump said and then tweeted over the weekend. for the first time ever we saw nfl teams not taking the field for the national anthem, both the titans and the seahawks did that for their game as you mentioned earlier. the steelers did that as well in their game earlier this morning
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in chicago, and their head coach mike tomlin just a few minutes ago explained the reasoning behind why his team decided that they weren't going to go out there for the anthem. take a listen. >> we didn't ask for this. this was placed upon us by circumstance. i heard rumblings of guys talking during the course of the day yesterday. my contention was that we would not allow politics to divide us, we're football players, we're a football team. if many of them felt like something needed to be done, i asked those guys to discuss it and whatever they discussed that, you know, we have 100% participation or we do nothing. >> reporter: now also for the first time we saw owners on the field as we showed you locking arms with members of the football team kind of showing that whereas president trump asked for owners to fire players that knelt for the national anthem, owners were down there on the field showing na they have their player's backs. >> andy scholes, we appreciate
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that. we have a lot of different voices and perspectives to talk to on this issue. former army ranger an lay han dra villa knew ava was standing on the field today for the national anthem. he did three tours of duty in afghanistan. the rest of the steelers chose to stay in the locker room today. we mentioned the reasoning according to coach mike tomlin was to remove the team from controversy saying on cbs this morning, it's not to be disrespectful from the anthem but to remove ourselves from the controversy. super bowl winning anthony smith. i want to get your reaction on what tomlin said on why his team stayed in the locker room. >> how are you doing? first of all, thank you guys for having me. appreciate it. >> thank you for being here. >> as far as that goes, i just seen it. i don't watch a lot of tv but i get most of my information through social media and stuff
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like that, but just recently watching that and hearing those comments, it's a situation to where i don't believe as a leader that you can remove yourself from the situation like this because it's not a political situation or issue. you know, this is a worldwide issue and it's just about right and wrong. regardless of however we're at, whatever kind of spin in politics we're putting at it, it's right and wrong. everything is wrong. >> take me inside the locker room. how do they discuss the controversy. we discussed it and talked about it as leaders and of not only our community but the next
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generation. we tried to discuss the best situation and opportunities that we can do and influence people to do things the right way collectively. >> now the president has said just this afternoon that his comments were about respecting the country, respecting the flag. this has nothing to do with race. is that the case? >> it has everything to do with race. everything that's been going on -- it's the issue and it's something that, you know, a lot of people don't like to talk about but it's something that has to be addressed and it's in front of our faces. it's in the media. it's on the newspapers, everything. it's something we can't run from. we have to address the situation. it's something that has to be done about it. it's time for our leaders to step up and push everybody out
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who was not doing it right. >> let's listen to what treasury secretary mnuchin said in defense of the president. >> this is about respect for the military, and so many people who put their lives at risk and what the country stands for. the owners should meet and they should decide on this rule the way they decide on any other rule. again, you know, for as long as i can remember, people have stood in honor of the country. this isn't about politics. >> so do players, do you think, in protest of racial inequality and injustice as they kneel during the national anthem, do they risk sending a message of men and women in the military as mnuchin suggested? >> clearly not because we've all clearly stated this is not about disrespecting the people who went to war for us for not political reasons but specifically for equality and justice for everyone.
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so those statements are bogus. and everyone knows it. it's just false and it's clearly a black and white thing. it's something we can't run from. there's no sugar coating it. it's a racism thing and we have to deal with it and it's being dealt with. as far as players, we stand up for the fact of standing up for something. we going to stand up for everything that's going on right now. so a lot of people are taking a knee to that. >> well, thank you so much, anthony b. smith. i really do appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. >> thank you for having me. >> appreciate it. i want to bring in former special assistant to president george w. bush, scott jennings and "new york times" columnist charles blow. even though he decided to insert himself into this video, 2/3 of americans, 66% believe president trump has done more to divide the country than divide it.
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donald trump thinking that suggesting firing me blackman. >> that's a good question. the president has a knack and a gutt level political instinct for finding these cultural issues that get people spun up. i mean, the issue of kneeling during the national anthem, many people in the middle of the country it's a common sensical issue. there was a survey done by reuters that found people overwhelmingly not liking colin kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem so the president finds himself on the right side of public opinion in that case. for him, now he's engaged in a battle not just with one player, he's engaged in a battle with an entire league and engaged in a battle with several other sports stars. while i think these players have every right to express themselves on the feel, i also think they're in a position of
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danger because the nfl is already in decline and their fan base largely doesn't agree with their actions here. >> you talked about objection to this. how is ben carson still part of the trump administration? how as a black man as a compartmentalization do you have to work for a racist? we saw pressure put on jewish members from the trurk administration to take a stand to resign, they didn't, but do you think then that being african-american there should be no african-american in this administration? >> no. i just think that once you sign on to work as part of that team, then you're also signing on to being under the leadership of that team and donald trump is the leadership of that team. there's no doubt in my mind that he is pursuing a path that leads him under the tutelage of being
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a booster and promoter of people who are white supremacists, white nationalists, antisemites and so forth. have you to ask yourself as a principled person in politics, business or whatever, is this something that i can condone. can i put my name on this? everybody who is part of team trump now is putting their name on that. that's a problem for me. this starts with kaepernick protesting police brutality and trumpt's respon trump's response -- his response to expression of grievance by black people, america has the same response. how do you respond? does it upset you when people point out that there are inee qualities, when people say there's oppression? does it upset you? does it make you want to lash out at the people who are pointing it out? if it does, then that says something about you. it says something about donald trump that from the time the black lives matter appeared on the scene he has been attacking
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them viciously and this express by kaepernick was an expression of the back -- of unity with black lives matter. he's attacking that viciously. that says something about this man. >> scott, do you think the president gets it? because he said today this is not about race. is he missing the whole point of why people are protesting on their knee during the national anthem? >> i think the president and a lot of his supporters don't see it that way. they see it as a disrespect to the national anthem, they see it as a disrespect to the flag, they see it as a disrespect to the traditions that we see during this country to stand up at the national anthem. it happens at every little league game, every high school soccer game. i mean, we play the national anthem and we all stand up and i think a lot of the president's supporters, he's ch is channell their feelings, see it as wrong not to honor that american tradition. i think the president finds ways on these cultural issues to
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insert himself because he knows that a great many people in the middle of the country see it his way and he also knows he's going to get this reaction that he's getting today. look at the reaction he's getting from the coasts and from a lot of people on the left wing of the political spectrum. that emboldens his people to say, we are in the right area. he has a gutt level instinction. >> if you say people are overreacting, it's not just people who are on the left side of the political spectrum, it's people who are reacting who say racial inequality injustice is not okay and that is why we're seeing the united stance by members who have even supported donald trump saying his comments were not okay. >> yeah, look. i think that everybody has a right to that opinion, and i don't -- i don't object to anybody expressing their opinion. again, i don't object to the players doing what they're doing. i'm giving you some political
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analysis here, and in the political analysis of this donald trump finds these cultural issues, he inserts himself into the middle it and he gets these reactions. he gets them every single time. people who are upset with donald trump being the president or donald trump's policies, i think they ultimately give him what he wants when they react the way that they do. we've seen him in it. this is the latest, it won't be the last. i think the president understands exactly the kind of reaction he can get from the people that are never going to come around from supporting zblim politically speaking, do you agree with that? >> that he's playing to -- >> that this is maybe a good political move by the president? >> good is -- i don't use that terminology, but is he playing to racial grievance and using that to his benefit? yes. there's a venal part of this president that exploits situations to his benefit. he's used it from the beginning
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talking about mexicans, rapists, whatever, he's using an anxiety that exists in white america to his advantage. is that good. >> he's talking about patriotism. >> no, this is about how america responds to black people when they protest in inequality and oppression. that is what kaepernick was doing. you can try to make it be about patriotism and flags and battle cries, but it is not. it is about how do we respond when people who feel like people -- they're oppressed or people who like them are oppr s oppress oppressed, when they say enough, do we respond by being open to that complaint or do we respond by trying to crush it? that is all that this is about. they're a large part of white america that responds negatively to people saying that there is oppression and they want to crush it. that is what he is playing into. >> let me remind you how president obama responded to
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this as the racial wounds of this country are ripped open during his term. let's listen. >> i want mr. kaepernick and others who are on a knee, i want them to listen to the pain that that may cause, but i also want peopling to think about the pain that he may be expressing about somebody who's lost a loved one that they think was unfairly shot. >> so obviously i meant president obama. i meant president trump initially. here we have an african-american president for being too nuanced on race. now we have a president being criticized for being too bo bombastic on race. >> there's an interesting point. we have to -- if people are experiencing pain, it's not our job to say your pain is illegitimate. it is -- the compassionate thing
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is to say, i will hear your pain. i may not agree but i will hear it and understand it. >> you're talking about empathy? >> this is empathy. this is a basic human characteristic. we're missing that when people are saying i understand -- all deaths are bad. community violence happens. i just don't expect violence to come from the state towards people who look like me. maybe -- you know, like on the block in my neighborhood i may live in a dangerous neighborhood. i have some expectation that i have to do things to keep myself safe there. i do not want the people who i call to protect me to come and kill me. that is a real fear that people have. >> right. >> whether or not you agree with how they characterize it, whether there are statistics they're using, it's a real fear. >> sure. >> how do we connect to that? obama was saying there, you have to understand what he's feeling. and whether you agree with it or not, understand the feeling. that's a human feeling. i think we have missed the
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ability to empathize with people particularly when they feel oppressed. >> scott, the patriots owner, robert kraft, gave him the super bowl ring, had this to say. i am deeply disappointed by the tone of the president. there is no greater unifier and unfortunately nothing more divisive than politics. i think our political leaders could learn about team work and working together towards a common goal. even if his supporters are calling him out, shouldn't that give the president pause? >> well, the nfl has clearly decided to go all in on this. i mean, you've got players who are doing the kneeling on the field, the owners are joining them, the nfl put o you theut a statement. the league has decided en masse that they're going to come out against the president. the nfl is in decline. ratings are down, the stadiums are half empty. a lot of parents don't want their kids to play football anymore because of the
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concussion and safety issues. now they are taking a huge political risk in my pchb, a huge business risk, frankly, by possibly angering half the country by waiting into politics here and opposing what the president has to say. we'll see how it turns out for the nfl. i think robert kraft is staying inside his industry in calling out the president. >> do you think the president has that much weight in the sports world then? >> well, i think the -- i think the president has weight in anything he opines on. no. >> maria: -- no matter who the president is, when you speak or tweet, whatever you say instantly becomes news. what i am surprised at is the nfl which is in a perilous situation with its fan base and overall business situation is choosing to further wade into this with some of the statements they've made. i watched some of the coverage today. there are a whole lot of folks in the stands today booing when the players are taking a knee. what they're dealing with is
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further eroding a fan base. >> got to leave it there. thanks, guys. coming up, the president just returned to the white house and before he even walked in the door he made some new comments on this controversy surrounding the nfl players and the anthem controversy. you'll hear from him next. ll sht on getting key nutrients. let's do more. one-a-day 50 plus. complete with 100% daily value of more than 15 key nutrients. one-a-day 50 plus. when you think what comes to mind? your next getaway? connecting with family and friends? a big night out? or maybe your everyday shopping. whatever it is, aarp member advantages can help save you time and money along the way. so when you get there, you can enjoy it all the more. for less. surround yourself with savings at aarp advantages dot com. [he has a new business teaching lessons.
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before the break we brought you some of what the president has said about the ongoing nfl protest. well, the president has just spoken out again, this time right outside the white house. i want to get straight to cnn's boris sanchez at the white house. boris, what did he say? >> reporter: hey there, ana. the president is digging in his heels here. he started out friday night at that rally in alabama saying the owners should fire players that decide to take a knee during the national anthem. today earlier in the morning he tweeted out promoting a boycott against the national football league unless owners do something. before he left his resort in bedminister, new jersey, he reiterated that idea.
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then he spoke about that again after he landed here at the white house saying that the flag has to be respected and that a lot of people agree with him. listen to what he said. >> i think that the flag has to be respected. our country has to be respected. there is plenty of room to do other things, but our country has to be respected and i've always felt very strongly about that. by the way, most people agree with me. >> reporter: and, ana, in just the last few moments the president tweeted again about this controversy. he writes, quote, sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their national anthem or their country. nfl should change policy. this is not something that the president is shying away from. one more interesting note, ana, earlier before he left bedminister when he was speaking with reporters, he was asked if he felt that his comments inflamed race relations. he said, no, this has nothing to do with race despite the fact that when colin kaepernick first
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started kneeling more than a year ago in august last year he explicitly said he was doing it to protest the way he felt police officers were dealing with communities of color. many of the players that followed suite in kneeling have also voiced concerns about that. you have two very different perspectives on not only why the players are kneeling but also the fact that he feels that players locking arms during the national anthem is acceptable even though they're apparently doing it in solidarity with players that are defying the president. a lot of questions still to be answered on this issue, ana. >> boris, thank you very much. breaking news out of washington meantime. cnn can now confirm that jared cup n kushner, has used a private e-mail account to communicate with other white house officials. this is a remark abable finding given their vitriolic campaign
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against hillary clinton. >> she deleted the e-mails. she has to go to jail. she doesn't even remember whether or not she was instructed on how to use e-mails. were you instructed on how to use them? i can't remember. hillary clinton can't keep her e-mails safe and you know what, folks, she sure as hell can't keep our country safe. >> cnn white house correspondent athena jones is following this latest development. athena? >> reporter: here is what we know. we know that jared kushner on occasion used a personal e-mail account, a private e-mail account, to communicate with administration officials. this is something that his lawyer has acknowledged. we have a statement from kushner's lawyer, abby lowell, who says kushner uses his white house e-mail address to conduct white house business. he went on to say fewer than 100
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e-mails from january to august were either sent to or returned by mr. kushner to colleagues in the white house from his personal e-mail account. these usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an e-mail to his personal rather than his white house address. so kushner's lawyer saying there's nothing wrong here, nothing -- no evil doing in all of this. it's important to note that we're talking about a private e-mail address, not a private e-mail server, which was the issue with hillary clinton. you'll remember that on the campaign trail candidate trump spent a good deal of time attacking hillary clinton on this issue of her use of a private server using it to try to raise questions about her credibility and her trustworthiness saying that her use of this private server showed she had something to hide. this is different. this is a private e-mail account. still, this is likely to be controversial, at least in some quarters. it's odd to see a senior adviser go this route, to have any
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communications with government officials on government business using a personal account. the issue here, the concern is that use of a personal e-mail could go against the presidential records act which requires that government -- business government messages be archived in some way. now kushner's lawyer, abbe lowell says there's nothing to worry about there either. he says all non-personal e-mails were forwarded to kushner's official address and all have been preserved in any event. so kushner's lawyer saying there was no wrongdoing, but given the various investigations into the 2016 election meddling and russia's role in that and whether there were any trump aides or associates who were directly involved, it is possible that some of those investigators, whether on capitol hill in the congressional committees or at the fbi might have an interest in kushner's private e-mail traffic. back to you. >> interesting and ironic development. thank you very much, athena jones.
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new developments out of tennessee. a deadly church shooting outside nashville today. the man accused of opening fire is now out of the hospital himself and will be charged with murder and attempted murder. police say emmanuel sampson is the man who opened fire at the end of a sunday prayer service. one woman is dead, six other parishioners are injured. police credit a 22-year-old usher who was pistol whipped
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with stopping the gunman and the fbi and justice department have opened a civil rights investigation. paulo sandoval is investigating. >> reporter: we understand there will be a federal investigation as well that will be launched into the events of what happened just outside of nashville here. the department of justice and also the fbi will be launching a civil rights investigation as we try to find be a clear motive and answer that question why did this take place earlier today. here's what we know about what went down. about 11:15 this morning just outside of nashville as services were wrapping up we're told this 25-year-old gunman by the name of emmanuel sampson pulled up to the parking lot of that sachk t sanctuary shot and killed a woman and went inside the church. he came face to face with an usher who by some accounts was
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pistol whipped. he went back to his car, went back inside and that's when there was a form of struggle and there was at one point the suspect was shot. hearing from authorities, they are calling this 22-year-old usher a hero. the man's name robert engel. >> mr. robert engel, the usher, he physically engaged the shooter and during the struggle the shooter was shot. at this time we don't know exactly how that happened, whether he shot himself or whether the gun discharged during the struggle. mr. engel sustained serious injuries himself and he's the hero. he's the person that stopped this madness and so we're very, very grateful to him. >> so hero seems to be emerging from all of this. we're learning some new information on the gunman himself that apparently showed up to that church with two weapons, with two pistols and also that he had previously attended services there at that church just outside of nashville but that clearly does not answer that question, why.
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what is that motive? police did say they have some evidence that they've already recovered that may point them in that direction but they still do not have a clear answer to share at this point. >> interesting the civil rights investigation that tells us a little bit about where they're going with the investigation. >> thank you very much, paulo sandoval. coming up, president trump firing back at football players, coaches and owners after unprecedented show of defiance at the nfl today. we'll have the latest coming up next. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." don't go away. hey grandpa. hey, kid. really good to see you. you too. you tell grandma you were going fishing again? maybe. (vo) the best things in life keep going. that's why i got a subaru, too. introducing the all-new crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek.
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they typically don't broadcast that part of the event, the national anthem. what are your take aways for how they handled this? >> today sports was news. we've seen all day long the networks, the partners of the nfl choosing to broadcast the anthem live throughout all of these games. we're going to see that again tonight and again tomorrow on espn for monday night football. the anthem now is a big news story. i was talking with nfl sources this afternoon who said if president trump thought he could divide the nfl, well, he was wrong. we've seen team owners and players linking arms today. it's the opposite of what trump was talking about on friday night. >> he is not backtracking whatsoever. he is digging in, continuing to defend his own comments and, in fact, he just tweeted again saying sports fans should never condone players who do not stand proud for their anthem or their country. nfl should change policy. he's been going after the nfl over its ratings in fact also tweeting this today. nfl attendance and ratings are way down.
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boring games, yes, but many stay away because they love our country. leagues should back the u.s. do you think his background as a former reality star sin flunsing his perspective? >> definitely. he would send reporters like me, i worked for "the new york times." he would print out the articles and write to you about how high ratings are. that remains true as a president of the united states. he's been citing the ratings here repeatedly. he believes that the anthem protests are the reason why nfl ratings are down. the fact is nfl ratings are only down modestly in the past couple of years. it may have very little amount to do with anthem protests. there are other bigger factors. the bigger point is there is even more attention on the nfl as a result of the president's attention. if anything he's going to see the ratings go up as a result of this. i don't know if he's trying to distract us all or not. one of the issues for news rooms is whether he's trying to change
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the subject, whether president trump's trying to change the subject from north korea, the challenge with north korea, the ongoing russia investigations. >> that health care. >> health care bill that seems to be on life support. there's a number of issues that are very ugly that are surrounding the whit house right now. you have to wonder in cases like this with the president brings up the nfl in order to distract or if he's just impulsively reacting to whatever he's seen at any given time. >> meantime, we understand the nfl or the broadcasters of tonight's game of the nfl, sunday night football which is on espn of course, they're going to play a unity ad. let's watch. >> yeah. >> inside these lines we don't have to come from the same place to help each other reach the same destination. >> no time to waste, let's work. >> inside these lines we may have our differences, but recognize there's more that unites us. inside these lines it's a game of inches. >> touchdown! >> and there's no such thing as
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an easy yard in the fight to move forward and live. >> i got mixed up there for a second because sunday night's on nbc, monday night is on espn. what can you tell us about this ad? >> this ran during the super bowl. it's notable that the nfl has decided to dust it off and air it tonight. this was supposed to be a super bowl ad. the nfl wants to run it again during nbc's broadcast because they want to send a message of unity that they believe football is a unifying force, has the power to bring people together. they're trying to take the high road here. the nfl is choosing not to respond to every one of the president's tweets about the nfl. they don't want to be seen as taking the low road here, fighting with him. they want to appear to be above it all. they want to be, as they bill themselves, a unifying presence in the united states. that's why the story is so big, right, ana? this is about patriotism, protests. >> race, power.
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>> it's about race and power and ultimately what it means to be an american. what it means to stand up or not stand up for the flag. the president seems to want the flag to be a representation of his supporters and his fans. i think the nfl and most americans would disagree. that's why this debate's going into the work week. this is not going away whether the president keeps tweeting about it or not. he has brought issues to the surface here in this debate about what it means to be patriotic. >> that's the story that is a sports story. >> it is. the nfl is trying to say that with this ad tonight. >> brian, as always, thank you. >> thanks. still to come, officials in puerto rico are describing apocalyptic conditions after hurricane maria ripped through on wednesday. without power and communications, many in this u.s. territory are trying anything to reach their family on the mainland. we're going to introduce you to some of the folks working through this in puerto rico next live in the "cnn newsroom."
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no water, no power, no cell service. roads completely washed away or covered in debris. residents now cutoff from the rest of the world. this is what the territory of puerto rico looks like right nowadays after hurricane maria devastated the island. more than 4,000 army reservist were deployed to help here but hillary clinton called for more today tweeting president trump, secretary mattis and dod should send the navy. these are american citizens. cnn latelila santiago shows us
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how puerto ricans are struggling to get calls to the mainland to let family members know they survived the hurricane. >> reporter: from above the images tell the story of maria's destruction but on the ground the faces tell the story of its desperation as many on this island of 3.5 million people struggle to reach their loved ones. >> this is only place where we can get signal. >> reporter: on this highway overpass, dozens pull over, hoping that this spot is the one to reunited family if only by a voice. jose flores drove for hours to get here to get to cell service, to get to tell his daughter in florida one thing. >> to let my family know we're fine. >> reporter: for others, borrowed satellite phones are their last hope. people are trying anything they can to reach out. this note handwritten was passed along to our photographer in hopes that it would reach a
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loved one. it says among other things, tony, okay. tony at frank's house and love you all. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> reporter: later that day, we were able to get a call out to his girlfriend in new york. >> so it was just such a relief. neither i nor his family has really swept all week just worrying about it. >> reporter: an sec report found 94% of cell towers in puerto rico are not working. the governor here says it's trying to figure out which towers need generators and fuel to start working again. a small sign of hope on this island with so much to rebuild. for many here, the first chance to talk is the first step to recovery. leyla santiago, san juan, puerto rico. tax reform, congress expected to get the ball rolling on this issue this week and when it comes to money, you know wall
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street will be eagerly watching. christine romans tells us what to look for before the bell rings. >> reporter: wall street eagerly awaiting new details on tax reform. this week a congressional republicans are expected to release a framework for the gop plan. the consensus document will outline where the house and senate tax writing committees agree. then legislation will be written to fill in the details. the promise of tax cuts could power the stock market even higher. last week the dow and s&p 500 hit record highs even as the federal reserve left the door open for another interest rate hike. investors are now betting there's a more than 70% chance the feds will raise rates in the december. hopes for higher interest rates are driving bank stocks higher, financials are up more than 9% this year. in new york, i'm christine romans. >> thanks. coming up in our next hour we're following the feud brewing between the president and the
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