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tweets belittled any diplomat north korea. trump writing i told rex tillerson he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man. save your energy, rex. it's not clear what prompted the tweets but it does seemingly contradict tillerson's comments yesterday after he met with chi china's president and said the trump administration can and does talk to pyongyang. trump sent the tweets from his new jersey golf club. he's been there watching the president's cup golf tournament and fending off criticism about inflammatory tweets toward puerto rican officials that he and his administration are again, losing focus. on the scope of devastation in puerto rico where millions of americans are rationing life-saving resources going to bed hungry, thirsty, most without power, many still without water and gas. we want to go straight to
anderson cooper on the ground in san juan. i know you spoke to the mayor of another town in western puerto rico that was hit hard by the storm and he had a message for the president. what was it? >> reporter: yeah, he certainly did. this is the mayor of a town has about 60,000 people in the far west of puerto rico. we were there yesterday. while the mayor was distributing cases of water donated by the american red cross, i asked him about the president's tweets, the notion, the president's criticism about the mayor of san juan and those in puerto rico the president feels wants everything done for them. here is what the mayor said. >> do you see me on top of the truck? do you see me giving food to the people? is somebody doing things for me or am i doing them myself? >> let me tell you, donald trump, you listening to me, 10,000 federal workers, don't have one here in our city. president trump, i was a state chairman with a republican party
in puerto rico for 12 years. my last year was last year. i still a republican. i'm still a devoted republican but president work 10,000 haven't seen one in this town. if you get to puerto rico tuesday, come and see me and you and i going to walk around and see if we see one federal worker out of those 10,000. >> reporter: the mayor said he had received two shipments from fema but he said it was not enough in terms of food and water for a town of 60,000 people. there were new york city firefighters there handing out waters they had -- excuse me, not water, mres in congestion with the american red cross. i did see three workers from the v.a. assessing needs. the mayor feels not enough is being done and that's a sentiment you hear in the 78 municipalities throughout puerto
rico. >> that was a different mayor, a different place in puerto rico but has been 24 hours since the president went right after the mayor of san juan for poor leadership. how is he ashe and others in pu rico responding to those comments specifically? >> i think certainly, there is a lot of disappointment. i think to say the least in the president's tweets. you know, obviously a lot of people here don't have power, not able to watch television but word filtered out and a number of people came up to me yesterday asking me exactly what did the president say? i would read them the tweets and obviously, it went from extremely angry to, you know, just a sense of disappointment and i talked to the mayor of san juan last night just before 8:00 p.m. about the president's tweets. she didn't want to get into a i argument with the president. she wanted to do what she can to
help people here. >> anderson cooper, thank you. to the latest on the tension between the united states and north korea. president trump today tweeting about north korea mentioning his secretary of state for the leader of north korea kim jong-un. these words from the president. i told rex tillerson the wonderful secretary of state he is wasting time trying to negotiate with little rocket yo. being nice to rocket man hasn't worked in 25 years. why would it work now? clinton failed, bush failed, obama failed. why would i fail? joining us now cnn ryan noble is not far from the trump golf resort in new jersey where the president spent much of the weekend and the president saying that rex tillerson is in his words wasting his time. is the implication that the united states should stop all diplomatic efforts? are you hearing?
>> reporter: it's hard to interpret where they stand in general and a spokesperson for the state department back peddling a little bit today in a series of tweets. she said that diplomacy is on the table and military options on the table statement that secretary. just met with the chinese president and said we are probing, stay tuned. we ask would you like to talk? we have lines of communication to pyongyang. we're not in a dark situation or blackout. we can talk to them. we do talk to them directly through our own channels. so only about 24 hours ago
talking to the north korea trying to figure out what they want may be the best path to resolution to calm the situation in the region and hopefully promote peace and tillerson described the rhetoric between north korea and united states is over heated. obviously after tweets today, the president feels as though tillerson is wasting his time. >> on the second tweet from the president, clinton fail, bush failed and ocho bbama failed, it fail. what is he referring to? >> that's a great question, anna. i think this tracks back to exactly what the united states and north korea would decide would describe as a successful resolution to the showdown. you could obviously take it to as far to an extent to say some sort of military action could take place and that kim jong-un would be removed from office or is it as simple as trying to get them to agree to disarm the nuclear program. that's long been the goal, not just the united states but other
countries around the world including members of the united nation. that seems to be the long-term goal to keep the nukes out of hands of kim jong-un, especially nukes to put on a missile and fire at the u.s. or allies and the option for a military strike if need be. >> thank you. i'll talk more about the president's tweets on tillerson and defending administration's response in puerto rico. let's bring in scott jennings, former special assistance to george w. bush and april ryan for american urban radio network. scott, president trump says tillerson is quote wasting his time trying to negotiate with north korea if you're tillerson right now what are you thinking. >> you're probably not but on the other hand and there may be intent by the trump white house to portray the president as
crazy war in north corey and chinese and russia to believe we are credibly considering a military option. if they don't believe we are credible on military action, it gives us less leverage. the state department is communicated there is a window open for diplomatic the president is rattling and overall i think they want the region to believe. >> april, the president also called rex tillerson secretary of state, how might these mixed messages of tillerson's credibility on the global stage? >> tillerson is the man of d diplomacy. he's trying to work out the option of peace on the table. it undermines him as he's working for peace and you're hearing again the rattling and the president leaning more towards the pentagon d.o.d. and
this kind of thing as tillerson is working to try to work up diplomat options. we declared war and those kind of things just turn the rhetoric up. you tend to believe the man who is leading, who is the boss over tillerson. so it's a tough way to go for tillerson. tillerson is trying best but when you have the president saying this is a north korea talking about they are talking war. it sounds like it to another country even though tillerson is working hard to keep that option on the table of peace. >> scott, if you are another country, if you are kim jong-un and tillerson is saying we have some negotiation ability or we're willing to work with you diplomatically and then the president is saying throw that out the window in a tweet that's
public for all to read, why would anybody want to negotiate with rex tillerson? >> i think they have because he's the secretary of state of united states. >> that doesn't mean anything. >> he's the president's designated representative on the world stage so you have to talk to him and take him seriously. again, the president's tweets here may not be helping his credibility but that doesn't undermine his position as representing the most powerful military and country on the face of the earth. i don't know about behind the scenes but steve bannon said to a reporter there is no credible military option for the united states and north korea. they have the internet in north korea and china. they can read those comments and they know that we may not have the resolve to go to war. the president has to reverse that belief to have the leverage we need to get a result.
>> i want to talk about puerto rico because the president will be heading there with the first lady in a couple days. there is more to talk about on north korea. let turn to this, april. after that tweet saying puerto ricans want everything done for them, what kind of response do you think the president will receive when he goes and visits puerto rico? >> i'm waiting to see what happens tuesday. it's going to be a very news news to hear the tweets. the people of san juan may be getting a little bit of water and things, businesses may be opening. the people of san juan and puerto rico are still hurting. this is about humanity. this is about the heart. they are devastated there and it is an american territory and i'm -- i can't predict, you know, one would think but i can't predict and see what happens because this is a tense time, hard time for them and
they feel, they feel left out just from what they consider a slow response but also, you know, many people who are talking race and we have to just see how this plays out tuesday. the president when we went to houston was lending a helping hand. he leaned in. let's see what he does when he comes tuesday to maybe change the dynamic and some of the things happening right now. >> scott, do you believe the president appears as concerned with the well being of the people of puerto rico as the perception of his administration's response? >> well, i think administration is extremely concerned with the well being of puerto rico. they did send naval assets to the area before the hurricane hit. that the gone under reported. we have a three-star general on the ground and supplies streaming in. i think administration is doing what it can do. i think the devastation is far beyond what we saw in the previous hurricanes. this was already a country suffering from bad
transportation infrastructure, suffering from bad telecom infrastructure, suffering from poor building construction and frankly, had been saddled with poor local leadership and financial problems. so he's dealing with a really rough situation that existed before he took office and certainly before the hurricane hit. i hope he goes there tuesday and takes a good look at the devastation, though, because how he responds to this and how he responds to the cleanup and rebuilding in houston are largely going to define big part of his domestic agenda in the first term. >> scott jennings and april ryan, thank you both for the conversation. coming up, the lost weekend, a new report how president trump's time at his golf club may have hurt the response at the puerto rico disaster and could more have been done to prevent scenes like this? >> we out of food. we running out of food and water. >> that's the heartbreaking,
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a presentation just moments ago. >> on behalf of the people of texas and of if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control puerto rico and the people of florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, i want to just remember them and we're going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love. part of our great state. really part of our great nation.
>> so let's talk about a new report raising this question. did president trump's three-day weekend at his private golf club delay the government's response. "the washington post" said it did. the piece offers the day by day account to the crisis including a crucial four-day window where it seemed as though no one including the president took the devastation seriously. according to the paper, the sense of urgency only sunk in when the white house started seeing scenes like this on tv following the following monday. white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders denies this saying the story on puerto rico is false. president gave military and first responders 100% and updated daily on efforts by general kelly and fema. i'm joined by a reporter on the piece. abby phillip is a cnn political analyst for the washington post. the white house says your story is false. what's your response? >> well, i think we need to just take a look at what is being
laid out in the story, which scary huckabee sanders doesn't deny. we said nothing about whether or not the president supported first responders. the question was what kind of information was he receiving in those first few days after the storm made landfall in puerto rico? and was the federal government fully aware of the need of the degree to which that island was spiraling into total darkness and devastation. and, you know, we asked the quite hou white house multiple times what the president is receiving and within administration leading the effort hurricanes and they refuse to tell us anything. no venevents related to the schedule. it wasn't until news the white house put briefings on there a day after two of the temperature
emergency relief management aids came back from seeing the disaster on the ground. the images were being shown on television and administration seemed to leap into action. administration officials told us the president saw it on television essentially and realized this is really bad and the narrative was particularly trouble systome to them. >> do you think the response would have been different if the president was at the white house instead of his golf club? >> not entirely clear. i think, you know, the president has the ability to receive briefings from wherever he is and i think that's what makes this so puzzling. even when he's in bedminster, he can receive officials who come to his golf resort to brief him on other matters on friday. that was two days after landfall. he received a different kind of briefing on the travel ban where almost half a dozen cabinet officials flew up to bedminster to brief him but nobody did that on the storm over the course of that weekend.
i think it was -- there were a number of factors, one of them being that even puerto rican officials weren't totally communicating a sense of urgency that weekend but the federal government also didn't seem to understand how bad things were and the president was certainly not receiving direct information about the status of the response while he was at his golf resort. >> and was his response to what happened in the hurricane striking puerto rico different than it was after hurricane harvey or hurricane irma? >> i think that's pretty clear. after harvey and irma, there were a lot of efforts to have sort of cabinet level briefings in the days immediately following the storm. the first time that that happened after landfall from maria was on tuesday. that was about six days after the storm made landfall. so you see quite a bit of time elapsing in which you don't see the president entinnerininterfah
officials. with e spoke to the congresswoman, neither of those officials spoke with the president after the storm. friday, saturday, sunday or monday. it took until midweek the following week after the storm made landfall for him to speak directly to people on the ground seeing this face-to-face. it was very different after maria. the white house talked a lot about the kind of conversations he was having with local officials and fema and cabinet officials visiting fema. none of that happened after maria. >> we know the president went twice in the first week after hurricane and he'll be going the first time. hurricane maria made landfall. thank you for reporting and for sharing it with us. coming up, the president doubling down on his feud with the nfl saying it is important players stand for the national anthem. the new poll numbers that show how the issue divided the
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in the midst of a huge upset victory with the new england patriots, cam newton raised a french fist in what appears to be a sign of solidarity forplayers that kneel during the national anthem a. short time ago half of the san francisco 49ers took a knee during the anthem. oakland raiders running back marshawn lynch wore a t-shirt that if you can read it there says everybody versus trump. now lynch has taken part in the anthem protest this season
before. new cnn polling shows americans are deeply divided on this issue among whites 59% say the players are doing the wrong thing by kneeling during the anthem. only 12% of blocks agree. i spoke to former senior advisor david axelrod how trump's base may react to the challenges for a president in tackling issues of race. the president knows his attack on the anthem protest is something that does resonate with his base, and he took it a step further this week. listen. >> i have so many friends that are owners, and they are in a box. i mean, i've spoken to a couple of them. they say we are in a situation where we have to do something. i think they are afraid of their pr players, if you want to know the truth and it's disgraceful. >> most of these athletes are african american, the players the owners are afraid of. your boss was criticized for being too knnuanced on race.
what is the right way for a president to handle race? >> look, i think what is a disgrace is to willfully, purposefully for political reasons try and pour kerosene on the fire to try and explode these divisions that exist within our society instead of trying to heal them. donald trump last weekend stood up in front of a crowd in alabama and knowingly and willfully rehashed a debate that happened a year ago to score political points and he seemed to revel in the fact he hijacked the national agenda for several days as puerto rico was slipping into a huge humanitarian disaster to score a poll lpolit
points. the president of the united states should not be trying to exploit divisions for his own political purposes and that's what happened here. >> i mean, he says americans should be united around the flag. >> i think americans are united around the flag but we ought to be united around what the flag represents and the idea of protests and calling attention to where we are not living up fully to the commitments of our country to equal justice under the law is part of the american tradition, part of the values that we share. we ought to not be cause well about that. >> thanks to david axelrod, o.j. simpson is a freeman. and one state's fight to keep him from moving there.
after serving nine years for a las vegas kidnapping and robbery, an up date o.j. simpson walked out of prison shortly after midnight. a spokesperson telling simpson don't come back. his response quote, i don't intend to. cnn jean casarez join us. what can you tell usability the terms of o.j.'s release? >> there are a lot of conditions of parole and first and foremost, he cannot break the law. he can't commit any crimes. he's not to associate with felons, convicted felons and the parole board determined he had an issue with substance abuse, alcohol. he didn't like that at the parole hearing he disagreed but
one of the conditions is that although he can drink alcohol, he can be subject to a brett looizer test or a blood test at any time to see what his alcohol level is. also, they can serve him at any time and he must report to a parole official every month. now, it was 12:08 this morning that o.j. simpson appeared and they did it in the early morning hours they said for issues of safety. his safety, the prison safety and the public's safety but he met with his parole officer at that point and read papers and told things like how to get a driver's license while out. he signed papers. they looked at his inventory and belongings and asked what he wanted to take with him. he selected three things, a small burner, small clothes and some shower shoes and the rest of the inventory they wanted to keep they did not want to disbursed within the prison but with that, he left and there was a driver, a light colored suv. where is he?
we know he's in the state of nevada. we believe he's in the las vegas area at this point, but where his final destination will be, where he will want his permanent residence to be, that's a question now that i don't think anybody knows. >> all right. jean casarez, thank you. this week two big financial scandals will be front and center on capitol hill. christian romans has your before the bell report. >> hi, anna, some high-profile grillings on capitol hill this week. wells fargo ceo tim sloan and newly retired equifax smith. smith left last week following the company's stunning data breach. it exposed the personal information of 143 million americans. shares of equifax have pummeled. it's a different story for wells fargo. their shares recovered since
last year and since then the bank disclosed a series of additional problems. elizabeth warren argues big banks need more regulation. expect fireworks from her at both hearings this week. wall street is waiting for the september jobs report due on friday. one thing to watch for, whether job losses from harvey and irma show up in the numbers. in new york, i'm crist ti chris mans. "this is life with lisa ling" looks at how couples that lost their spark get their groove back. (baby crying) ♪ fly ♪ me to the moon
and lisa ling is looking at the honest world of sex, love and identity in the new season of "this is is life." here is a preview. >> there are so many men that get sexual release through porn and can't let go of the years of programming that as a man i can't, you know, have sex with the woman i love. you can lose yourself in that sexual experience and this woman can be there for you and love you and your connection can be that deep. >> the sex ends with money more exercise for ricky and jennifer to try later in the privacy of their own home. >> take a little bit of coconut oil. we're stripping away the layers of guilt and shame and having this deep and beautiful sexual healing by saying sex is beauty. sex is worship. sex is love and connection. just feel total permission and pleasure and exhale. ahhh. feel that exchange of love
instead of judgment, separation, you feel no connection and intimacy. and that's that sexual healing. how do you feel, jennifer? >> i peel like a goddess. >> i really admire the step ricky and jen are taking. what they have been experiencing is what so many couples are dealing with. let's put it this way, i've been married ten years and i'm very curious to know if this stuff is going to work. >> aren't we all? lisa is joining us now. you look at different therapy approaches to help couples achieve sexual healing. i got to ask, whose idea was this? >> was ththis was my idea. we do profile two women with very different approaches to sexual healing, and you know, anna, there is so much guilt and shame that surrounds sex these days, and it's even difficult to talk about, and one of our experts says if you have any
deficiencies at all in your sex life, if you have any blocking to your sexual energy, for example you've experienced sexual abuse or not physical with your spouse or you have body image issues, it affects every aspect of your body. so this episode, you know, not all the episodes this season are about sex but the first one is and it actually is a very, very relevant topic right now. >> what did you discover is the biggest cause of sex and intimacy issues, technology, pornography or what else? >> there are a whole slew of issues, but i think one of the biggest issues that we have as a culture is that there is so much guilt and shame around sex. we have no problem promoting it and publicizing it but we also shame it and we poll littize it. one of my objectives in this episode is to try to normalize the conversation so that we
don't have to feel afraid anymore and again, i think that people are going to find this very relatable. >> now, you look at other models of sexual healing, old, new, the controversial surrogate paranear ship approach, the indian practice. one works better than the other? >> i wouldn't say one works better than the other. i think it just depends on what your issues are. you mentioned the surrogate partner. many people don't realize that there is a kind of therapy practice where the therapist actually becomes physical with his or her clients and it coull m -- results in sex. we spent time with one such therapist and worked with a man courageous enough to share his story. he's a man that became very, very successful and a multimillionaire but never had sex because he was so severely abused as a young person. and so he has been working with her for the last year, and
something as simple as just touch was something that was totally foreign to him, and he said something really profound in the episode, which is that human beings need touch. they need to be able to experience healthy touch, and going back to what i said earlier, you know, what this r therapist said, if you have any block cage, it affects every aspect of your life. i hope you check it out. >> do you think people will walk away from this episode and learned lessons they can apply in their relationship? >> i think so. what we try to do with every episode is to just peak people's interest so if they have any desire to dispel some of that shame that they have been living with, they might actually take the initiative to go do it. >> what else do you have in store this season? you said it's not all about sex. >> it's definitely not all about sex. next week i embed with a heavily armed militia in the state of
arizona. we spend time with after condition american muslims because they were in fact the first muslims in this country. they -- in the african american community. we explore the recent migration of chinese who are extremely wealthy and investing millions and millions of dollars in the united states and we also visit this world that exists beneath las vegas. it is this series of storm drains that exist beneath the las vegas strip that are inhabited by hundreds of people. so pretty diverse season upcoming. >> sounds fascinating. i'm a big fan of your story telling and journalism, lisa ling. thanks for joining us and we look forward to the episode and season premiere of "this is life with lisa ling". anthony bourdain, he calls straight up, old school, 100%
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culture that still cherishes the joys of a simple, good thing. >> what's your favorite? that's your favorite? what's your favorite chinese dish? >> chinese. sometimes, chicken rice. >> of course. how about favorite indian dish? >> definitely -- you know whtha? >> so many roads, right? that's the best. funny, i recognize every place here by food. >> so, what brings you back to singapore? >> i come here to eat. >> i live here to eat, too. >> i come here mostly to eat. because that's what they do here. and they arguably do it bert
with more diverse, affordable food options per square foot than just about anywhere on earth. >> about returning to one of his favorite places in the world for an episode full of what he calls solid food porn. here's our conversation. >> somewhat contradictory society as my understanding and people have called it the disney land with the death penalty. do you think that's a fair description? >> well, it's, the it's close to the reality. it is a sort of a benevolent autocracy. it's a place with a very potentially delicate balance of ethnicities. you have muslim. buddhist chinese. hindu indian populations all lives in close quarters in a very new country, in what's kind of looks to the outside like a
big shopping mall and yet, they've managed to take care of address a lot of the social problems and inequities that exist in first world societies around the world, very elegantly, as far as housing, home ownership, education, medical care. they manage to avoid the kind of ethnic strife that one sees in the area in other countries. so, though the show is largely about the incredible food scene there, in that respect, it's an hour of near solid food porn. we do sort of playfully reflect on the notion that maybe the freedom of speech is overrated. this goes very much against my core of beliefs, for sure. >> despite the lack of civil liberties, do you find? >> people have willingly given
up or exchanged certain freedoms we hold dear in return for security, prosperity, a certain lifestyle, certain assurances and it's tempting when you spend time in singapore to think along those lines. particularly when you look at the situation here, the struggle over whether the free press is even a good thing. we hear this being said by the president. so, we in our own way, sort of pose that question frequently. is this a trade off that people might be willing to make? >> when you talk about eating through the whole episode, what was the best food there? >> well, the hawker food is what's best about singapore. they had a very vibrant street food culture, but jerk is not allowed in singapore. very high standards for health and safety regulations, so they managed to rather elegantly move the street vendors into enclosed areas with rigorous sanitation
standards, but really keep the character of the original street carts, so you go into a hawker center and you have options. these wonderful dishes, every variety of chinese and mixed chinese traditional food. indian food that's some of the best in the world. all in a close space. and all valued just as much by the average singaporean. people will drive in their mercedes for 45 minutes and stand in line for another 45 for a $3 bowl of noodles. >> must be good. >> just as enthusiastedly cli as they had get into the hot new restaura restaurant. >> tune in, tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. you are live in the cnn news room. thanks for ending your weekend with us. president trump in a series of
tweets is now suggesting diplomacy with north korea is a lost cause. despite the efforts of his own secretary of state. president trump writing telling rex tillerson he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with little rocket man. save your energy, rex. it seems to contradict tillerson's comments yesterday after he met with china's president and said the trump administration does talk directly to pyongyang. trump sending the tweets from his new jersey club. he is seen here watching the presidents golf tournament. an ak sigs that he and his administration are losing focus on the scope of the devastation there. an island where millions of americans are rationing life saving resources. having to go to bed hungry, thirsty,