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good morning, everybody. welcome to your "new day". we start with breaking news. charles manson is dead. he is dead at the age of 83. manson's young followers killed seven people in the summer of 1969, including pregnant actress sharon tate. >> it was who was killed, how
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they were killed and in what name of evil that made it done that made such a mar on the culture. the grisly murders changed the perspective of the nation and gripped the entirely world. manson is evil, making him one of the most infamous killers in history. steve any lee la stephanie elam with breaking details. >> reporter: it is unbelievable to think in those murders charles manson did not participate but managed to get his family to participate, the manson family to participate and carry out these murders. for that he was serving nine life sentences until he died this weekend. >>
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>> manson may be the most famous mass murderer ever. >> reporter: the summer of '69 was marred by murders that shook the nation. five people killed at the home of hollywood star sharon tate and another couple murdered the following night. manson was behind the brutal killings, the leader of the clan. he was convicted of conspiracy and murder in 1971 and infamously went down in history. >> i do a lot of things around the world that you guys don't see. >> reporter: he was born in cincinnati in 1934 to a single teenage mother. >> she got out of my life early. i spent the best part of my life in boy schools, prisons and reform schools because i had nobody. >> reporter: after marrying twice and spending half his life in prison, 32-year-old manson made his way to berkeley in 1967. he established himself as a guru in the summer of love and was quickly sharing a home with 18 women. >> you get these kids, these children coming in and here is charlie manson saying how much he loves them and he wants them and take care of them. he took full advantage. >> reporter: manson's passion for music translated into an
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obsession with the beatles helter skelter. >> they wanted to have a worldwide revolution. blacks against whites. >> reporter: aiming to launch the fabricated war, manson directed his disillusioned clan to kill. august 9th, 1969, four manson followers invaded the hollywood hills home of actress sharon tate where they massacred five people. the 26-year-old starlet was eight and a half months pregnant. the next night they murdered a couple. lee know and rosemary labianca. at both homes they left behind shocking murder scenes. >> when the words helter skelter are printed in blood at the murder scene, that was tantamount to manson's fingerprints being found. >> reporter: after a high-profile trial, manson and four followers were convicted of nine murders and sentenced to death in 1971, which was do
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downgraded to life in prison when california banned the death penalty. manson did try to get out of prison but denied parole 12 times while he was in jail. all of this time, nearly 50 years, the sister of sharon tate, which is very adamant she made sherman son and his followers stayed in prison. she told "people" magazine that she said a prayer for his soul when she got the call from prison officials letting her know that manson had finally passed away. chris and alisyn. >> stephanie, thank you very much. this was a towering depraved figure in our childhood. it wasn't your average horrific murder. it was the thrill killing of it that was so haunting. the writing in blood. all the details. i just remember being fairly haunted by that. >> he succeeded in what he
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wanted to be, the personification of evil. he benefited from the change in the death penalty and was allowed to keep being this figure of evil. for the families now, that chapter is finally closed. >> the news of the day. a new political firestorm on twitter. president trump slamming the father of one of the three ucla basketball players who were detained for shoplifting. the prison demanded kabg laids for help to go free the student athletes. lavar ball, outspoken father of one of the players, cast doubt on president trump's involvement in freeing his son liangelo. the president firing back in this tweet now that the three basketball players are out of china and saved from years in jail, lavar ball, father of liangelo, is unaccepting of what i did for his son and shoplifting is no big deal. i should have left them in jail. shoplifting is a very big deal in china, as it should be.
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5 to 10 years in jail. but not to father lavar. should have gotten his son out during my next trip to china instead. china told them why they were released. very ungrateful. >> and he didn't stop there. going after senator jeff flake in an open mike moment. he called the republican party toa toast. he said senator jeff flaky, who is unelectable in the great state of arizona, quit race, anemic polls was adequate purposely. i don't know how he can say that. on mike saying bad things about your first president. he'll be a no on tax cuts because his political career anyway is toast. margaret, we have never seen a president of the united states throw their own citizens under the bus even in this kind of
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rhetorical hyper bowlic fashion saying i should have left those americans in china. but this is who trump is. how does it play? >> i was going to say it's not what you typically think of as presidential behavior. but it is now. even when president trump seems like he's acting completely off the cuff, i think he really instinctively understands what he's doing and trying to drive the news cycle and control the narrative. when you look at what's going on, what he has to keep his eye focused, on trying to deal with this crisis in north korea, there's a lot of problems in yemen right now. this is obviously a side show but a side show with a purpose. it's meant to galvanize the base and to show his critics that he's not afraid to fight them one by one even if it causes all this kind of controversy. on the one hand, it allows a political distraction so he can move forward with an agenda with
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less coverage. is on the other hand, people who push back with him whether it's on a provision in the tax plan that he is willing to take them on one by one in a high profile stage. >> david, how do you see it? i should have left americans to rot in a chinese prison, what is that? >> the president equates himself with the country and has always been brand first. it is ironic. we haven't seen a president in a while so often talk about reference for the country's symbols, such as the flag. we saw a tweet criticizing marshawn lynch for not standing during a game played in mexico city, an nfl game. this is something the president continues to drive. and i think that it is indicative of a president who in a sense has never been able to separate himself as a businessman and entertainer who is almost promoting, to great
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success is, his personal brand, with what in a sense this 10-month-old job is, a temporary gig representing the country. margaret is right. it was indicative in the tweet to flake. he is talking to a defined group of americans who are very supportive of him. there is a big argument in american politics. but many people believe the president is right in this regard. the country is too split and too polarized to do the sort of governing from the center approach that most presidents in the past at least paid lip service to. you will pay attention to your voters exclusively. and that's how you win it. >> look, let's be honest about what he is doing tactically. it is a distraction. it works. but he is also playing to division. i think that is the root of the criticism, margaret. not whether or not it's effective. we will see it get played out in
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elections. we saw that in virginia. is it a one off, an outlier? we will see what his party does with him. the criticism, the basic one that you are playing on what divides america, and that's not what a president is supposed to do, what does that criticism have ultimately? >> the test of that, i think you're right, both a 2020 election and the midterms which will come phufp sooner. one of the major jobs of being the president is to be a uniter, consoler in he chief.
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>> his role is a little out of step with past presidents. even past presidents that americans at the time thought were overstepping their bounds. but i think for the president what this does is, number one,
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galvanizes his base in a cultural sense. what the president finds a lot of profit in politically is in prosecuting a culture war. and i think this is just another sort of flashpoint in that effort to sort of say there's us. we care about the country. we care about the president. and there's them. and they don't have the kind of resident. >> there's no question that in terms of pressing division that's i guarantee you surrogates are talking about marshawn lynch, the nfl guy. i don't want you to change from us. but if you look at fox, i guarantee you that marshawn lynch story is all over the place as being a big deal and what the nfl will do. that works in terms of division. in terms of political realities, he has to deal with the jeff flake strategy also. let's play what the senator from arizona said on this hot mike moment. we will get into why the president reacted the way he
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did. >> it has become the party of roy moore and donald trump. >> you're the guy that could just for fun. think how much fun it would be just to be the foil, you know. >> fun. a lot of fun to be in this blood sport of what is tearing america apart. the idea, margaret, of what the party is and why jeff flake is against taxes, the president said something very interesting in his last tweet. he said because flake's career is done, right, his career is toast, he's going to vote no on the tax cuts. obviously he doesn't mean it this way, but he is probably right. which is if you take the expediency of having to be elected and go along the with b.s. over choosing party over country, that speaks to the fact that this isn't a middleclass tax cut so i'm not going for it. that's the political reality.
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and the irony is the president is supposed to be destroying the swamp. he is reacting negatively to people trying to do the right thing against just sticking in their own set of the mud of the swamp. >> certainly one of the levers that president trump has over almost every other republican who is going to have to vote on this legislation now in the coming weeks is that they have to weigh their own instinctive concerns, ideological concerns against the mandate for the reelection campaign, both the primary and the general election. and for jeff flake, for bob corker, you know, for some of these lawmakers, it's just not one of their considerations. so it is much hard tore control and manipulate them. jeff flake has not said that he is a no vote for this legislation. if it seems like president trump is trying to prompt him there, he may be trying to do something else which is signal to ron johnson, to all the other lawmakers who have to stand for reelection that he will come after them in the same way if
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put in a corner. >> that makes more sense. that makes a lot of sense. we only have 10 seconds. >> this is not about policy disagreement. flake votes for the president 90% of the time. this is the future of the party and the values it is is going to reflect outside of politics and economics. >> just an economic reality. they say it is a muddle class tax cut. just look at all the score and who it helps the most. thank you very few. david, margaret, thank you. did president trump take the bait in engaging in a twitter feud with an outspoken basketball dad? the man on your screen, lavar ball, ain't just another basketball dad. he might be the trump of basketball today. we'll tell you why.
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jammed up in china. lavar ball has a son in that. why would trump even get involved in this? let's discuss with bakari sellers and ed martin. good to have you, gentlemen. the best to you and your families for thanksgiving. i'm thankful to both you handsome guys. la rar ball, this is what he does. he provokes. >> the thing i love about the guy, have i ever seen a modern parent who in a way dad. he is kind of wild, i agree. for me i've always liked how trump was about his family, his kids. i had to say when i read that tweet, he is the father in chief. he's whacking back at lavar ball who was i think sort of out of line. and i don't take it very seriously. it is more fun and funny.
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lavar ball has taken on michael jordan one on one. i don't think he means to be too serious. i think it was lighter thing than not. that's my read on it. >> as a pro vac taour trying to make money and build a brand. the other is the president of the united states who ends up basically saying i should have left these americans in china. >> both are pro srobg taours trying to build a man. he has three amazing kids. it is a big brand. it looks like donald trump fell right into lavar ball's brand. we are on national tv talking about lavar and his brand. he needs that opponent. that seems to be the only way he can operate. usually it's hillary clinton or
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the media. he also has this thing where he likes to press upon the divisions. so when you have those instances like jamil hill, fredricka wilson or lavar ball, there is a common thread. it preys on the darkest part of our country's history. >> the president targeting people of color when he picks his fights? >> no. jeff flake caught it later in the day. i think bakari is right he likes to foil. he is elevating him and his brand and all. i just think it is a little bit more fun. trump has a record now of getting some of our american young people especially out of asia where they are in trouble. the kid from ohio came home and passed away here. at least we got it home. trump takes some pride in that. no one takes lavar ball, who has taken on on michael jordan, no one takes him as seriously as
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the jeff flake debate. i don't see it as a racial thing. it is a fun thing and typical trump. as you say, we are talking on national tv about this family. and that's not a bad thing i think it's a good thing. >> so if barack obama had gotten into a spat with somebody and he said you know what, maybe i'll just leave your kid in iran if that's how you feel, would you have said it's playful or have you ever gone on a serious harang about demeaning the presidency. >> i don't think i was on the tv at the time. but when the president sided with the guy in harvard instead of the law enforcement officer and it became the beer summit, i didn't go on and go historical. i listened to the program, chris. i don't think that our presidents in our culture are quite as quite as uniting. i think they have angles. obama, clinton, bush did. i don't think it's a racial thing here. but i take your point. some people say, oh, my gosh, here comes the president.
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but a few hours later jeff flake is in the twitter focus. i think he's not an african-american. he is mormon from arizona. a lot of people get into it with trump. that is good and bad. >> we're almost out of time. it is not about race. it's about what the president does. this is his tactic. and all presidents have not been just uniters. they have their own angles. this president is no different. >> well, no. this president is vastly different. whether or not it's someone like a nikki haley or john kasich or jeff flake or whether somebody like eric garcetti or whomever that comes next in 2020, they're going to have to do a great deal of repairing the dignity of this office. because what happened yesterday is below this office. and we can have another discussion about whether or not it involves race or not. but i can just tell you we can just look at the president's track record. and his grades and scores on race are not the highest we have
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ever seen. >> the good thing is this. we don't have to deal with two boxes and a moderator. eventually there will be an election and an accounting and we will see what the people accept and what they reject. gentlemen, again, thank you. alisyn. >> thanks, chris. >> thank you. happy thanksgiving. >> you too. who doesn't love an implosion? the georgia dome has hosted the olympics and super bowls. now it is about to come crumbling down. we have the implosion live for you. you don't want to miss it. don't go to work. stay and watch this. ers safe. this is a financial transaction secure from hacks and threats others can't see. this is a skyscraper whose elevators use iot data and ai to help thousands get to work safely and efficiently. this is not the cloud you know. this is the ibm cloud. the ibm cloud is the cloud for business. yours. ♪ ♪ for you, it's always now over later. and pause. not even in your vocabulary.
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we have breaking news. it hosted a super bowl, final four and olympics. the georgia dome is moments away from being imploded. you're going to see a huge implosion live on tv. and i think, chris, that the reason this is being imploded is because the new stadium has opened. >> it is. while i respect your broadcast acumen of hyping -- >> and enthusiasm. >> why are we so happy?
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you want to see bigger and better and change is growth and all that. but it is sad that a place that hosted so many beautiful things, so many memories, and we're going to just blow it up. >> don't get me wrong. i too am nostalgic. >> i don't hear the nostalgia. >> i'm just excited about things blowing up. >> we have coy wire there. we're trying to get him as close to the thunder of the georgia dome as possible. how is it down there? >> well, i'll tell you, it is a beautiful morning. you can see the sunrise behind the dome, iconic dome. it's been there 25 years. this is the only facility in the world, guys, that ever hosted an olympics, super bowl, and a final four. in a matter of just about 15 seconds, officials say, it will all be brought to ruin. it is incredible to think about that. and you can also see it sits adjacent to the $1.6 billion mercedes-benz stadium, the home of the atlanta falcons, mls
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atlanta united. and if my photographer mike calaway can zoom in, there is a tarp meant to protect the new stadium from damage if all goes well. we talk about this being an incredible place of memories not only for the people of atlanta. the '96 olympic games, the georgia dome was divided into two separate parts. you had the magnificent seven that included the strug vault where she landed on one foot. pippen, stockton played here. two super bowls. cowboys. and super bowl xxxiv. you hear that sound? that's the one-minute warning. >> one minute? >> in less than 60 seconds, we will see the implosion.
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12 seconds for the initial at the detonation. >> hey, coy. >> yeah. >> listen, chris made a good point. is it too late to save the stadium? chris is very nostalgic. i see problems with the roof. is it too late for some sort of petition to save this stadium? >> once that siren sounded it is about to happen. we're going to get a great wakeup call if you're not woken up already. >> this is what we do. of this is what we do. you have to bring it down to make room for something else. i get it. but there is something sad about it. i don't think it's just my wistful row plant similar. >> i think it is. which is appealing -- uh-oh. i think it's too long. >> too late. >> here is an implosion.
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>> hey, coy, what happened to that outer wall? >> i'm having a tough time hearing you guys. chris, alisyn, i could feel this. it felt like a shotgun hitting you in the chest as far away as we are here and as high as we are. you could see some parts flying over towards the new mercedes-benz stadium there. hopefully no major damage. you can see the debris rising up. it looks like a southward wind taking a lot of debris. a lot of cheers for the people down below lining the streets here along where the georgia dome once stood. a lot of cheers, a lot of car alarms went off. you can really feel the floor shaking here at cnn center in atlanta. incredible. i have goosebumps right now,
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especially after hearing all of those cheers fort people who have been lined up to watch this historic day here in the city of atlanta. >> yeah. but look, it didn't completely do the job, chris. you see that outer wall. just give it a kick right there. it is amazing that the implosion, coy, didn't take it all down. i too have experienced that, the reverb raeugz that sort of hits your inner organs when you're in there near dynamite. i know exactly the sensation you're talking about. >> that's exactly what it was. never really felt anything like that before except as a young child. you can feel that big boom shaking in your chest, alisyn. again, the car alarms that went off. downtown atlanta here. cars everywhere. alarms were sounding. people were cheering. that's it. the georgia dome is gone. now the brand-new mercedes-benz
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stadium will be the new venue. it is incredible. one of the best in the world, a facility for not only sporting events but concerts and performances as well. so there you have it. good morning to you. wake up america. >> got it, coy. thank you very much for the color commentary on the georgia dome, 25 years of history going up in smoke. thank you very much. chris. >> twenty-five years of history going up in smoke. takes all of those years to build something like that. what a metaphor cal value. it takes so long to a mass all the memories, build the building. in a moment, it's all gone. life is fragile. all right. time for cnn "facts first." gop lawmakers say this tax cut will be the biggest middleclass tax consult we have seen. that is just not true.
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facts. we took a look at after tax income. why? in 2019, everyone will do better. according to the bipartisan joint committee on taxation. however, as you can see, the group that does the best is not the middleclass. people making half a million to a million dollars a year they will do the best. why is it not called an upper class tax cut. because that's not politically good. now we see the truth of this. tax cuts will start to fall off because the government has to pay for the cuts. that will require more revenue, which means tax cuts. in fact, we will go the other way. they have a drop off half a percent. but the half a million to one million dollars lose 0s.3%. the income bracket is flat. higher income groups continue to
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increase, right? one is going down. the top bracket is going up. 2025, same thing. the poorest incomes, flat. those in the higher income brackets continue to see up to a 2% increase. now, a little bit of math here. because they pay so much more in the upper brackets. so what you are going to see, they will say this is apples to apples. if it is designed to help the middleclass they should be at advantage more than anyone also. it's just not true. with the exception of 200 k to 500 k bracket, that will also receive a little bit. it is a mixed picture as they begin with the numbers. 10 years from now, all the brackets are seeing their after-tax incomes decrease except those making 500,000 or more. there again seeing their after-tax incomes increase a little bit. in fact, at no point in the
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debbie dingel making headlines by sharing her me too moment. will it lead to change on capitol hill? joining us is democratic congresswoman brenda lawrence, cushing sexual harassment in
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congress. >> good morning. thank you so much. >> as we have learned the last couple of months, awe couple, i guess, it's everywhere. it's not just the media. it's hollywood. it's silicon valley. it's wall street. and of course it has hit capitol hill. your own office, sexual harassment has become an issue. you had to get rid of or at least accept the resignation of your chief of staff as a result of this. can you share with us exactly what he did that was making so many people uncomfortable? >> the challenge that i had is that i was doing an article, anonymous sources. i was made aware of concerns of inappropriate comments and allegations of unappropriate touching. alisyn, what i was confronted with with my experience of being an eeo investigator is being confronted with knowledge about a concern that i did not know about.
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that was very for me. because i have introduced legislation based on my experience and my expertise and i was a manager of training. i was in labor relations and eeo. we on the hill had exempted ourselves those employees of the congressional offices from mandatory sexual harassment. >> yeah. now, what was require we require as mandated for federal employees but we were exempt. that is unacceptable. >> your legislation would change that now. >> yes. >> and of course capitol hill employees to take mandatory sexual harassment trach. just back to your chief of staff. the political article that you are referring to, three female employees say they did come to you with their concerns about him. he was touching them inappropriately. he was saying inappropriate things to them about their looks, about their clothing. plted them to wear more makeup,
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high heels. so did they share these stories or even their concerns with you? >> none of those concerns were made or given to me. i did not have the opportunity to address them, which i would have. and while i have still confronted with anonymous sources, i took action because i do have a zero tolerance. no one should be in an environment where they feel like they are not safe when it comes to a work environment. and that's why i'm doing an independent investigation in my office. and what i did, i brought in an outside person to do an assessment of my office to interview staff. my district and my congressional staff. and make sure we set in processes that already i require every new employee to get a sexual harassment training and their manual. what are your rights and where do you go? with this mandatory training, it takes it to another level.
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who are the office of compliance. what does inappropriate behavior look like? the thing i want to do is make sure i'm checking in on a quarterly or twice a year to do a check-in and say, are you okay? do you feel safe? is there anything. i want this to be a model for all of our offices. i never again want to be made aware of someone's concern in an anonymous article because that is unacceptable for any employee to feel that way. >> were you concerned when you noticed female staffers leaving? >> i had staff that had left, male, and female. i've almost been in office three years. i talked to other members, the assessment. my rate of attrition was not higher than any other office. people left telling me that they had other job opportunities. and so on the hill there is a high turnover because there's so many opportunities. but the reality is when we get
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to the sexual harassment piece i started exit interviews. i received letters from employees stating they had had a good environment, that they were thankful for the experience they had. i have that in writing from my employees who left. i did exit interviews. never was i told that people felt they were being sexually harassed. that was not the issue. the issue is this was brought forth. let's talk about the me too. what the me too and what i'm hoping -- and we keep talking about the watershed moment. we create an environment where it is not 10 years later. it is not two years after someone leaves. but they actually have the culture and the environment where they feel safe to say i don't like this being said to me. i don't want this happening. >> yeah. >> someone is not acting appropriately, so we can deal with it at that time. >> absolutely.
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if your internal investigation does find that women left because they felt uncomfortable in the office because of your chief of staff, would you rehire these women? would you try to get them back? would you reach out to them. >> i have reached out to the women who have worked in my office and past employees to ask that question. and i have not yet -- those who have responded and talked to me, they have not said anything about sexual is harassment to this date. some is have not responded. and i have said publicly and i have said in the article, i welcome anyone who worked in my office. if they feel they have been sexually harassed, i would like to know that. but to this date, i have to tell you, i vice president had that information provided to me. but that's not the question. the question is to address the concern, even though they're anonymous. >> yeah. >> even if they're anonymous. because this is where we have to fix this on the hill where we
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create an environment and every work industry. whether it is the movie industry, whether it's political, whether it's in the workplace, where women feel -- and i have to be clear. it's victims. i was eeo investigator. there were men and women with power who would sexually harass people in the workplace. we have to make sure that we create an environment and so we don't ever again have this me too 10, 15, two years later that people are actually coming forward to you. and for me, that's my greatest disappointment about all of this is that i didn't get the opportunity to address it because i was never made aware. >> understood. congresswoman lawrence, thank you for joining is us with what you plan to do personally and with legislation. thanks so much. >> also my bill has over 100 signatures on it, bipartisan, male, female, republican and democrat. so we're moving in the right
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direction. and paul ryan, to his credit, has put out a directive for all offices to have mandatory sexual harassment training. but i don't want this there's an interesting development to tell you about. there has been a lot of reporting about concerns that the president and his family may be benefitting from the presidency. but the "washington post" reports that there may be a down side, as well. we're going to tell you about what's happening in one of the president's favorite properties, next. hey, man. oh!
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temp temp item pur paidic. this is the radar forecast map for the next four days. very little going on. a few showers over miami and also into orlando and maybe even a shower wednesday morning into new york city. but just a shower. a passing thing. nothing organized. nothing that should slow down your travel. and certainly not slowing down airplanes anywhere. we will be in the 40s, slightly cooler than normal, but we'll take that with the sunshine. even new york city on thanksgiving day, 42 degrees. chris. >> oh, boy. all right. we'll keep checking every day, obviously. i'll be here all week and we want to make sure people know what's coming their way. president trump will leave tomorrow for one of his favorite properties. mar-a-lago in florida. but the social scene at the resort has changed significantly since he became president. joining us now is cnn contributor, dave farnholt. he co wrote a piece on this in
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the "washington post." we talked about how the president doesn't get a salary, but there are different ways his businesses may benefit from the exposure and luster of being a president. however, there's a down side, as well. what did you learn? >> we looked at mar-a-lago, which, as you know the president lives there when he's in florida. it's also a private club, has members and social galas. those galas had been a big part of the business model. they take in sometimes as much as $275,000 in a night just for one gala. and last year while trump was president, kept the same schedule. palm beach society still came, the way they had. that changed over the summer. president trump's comments about charlottesville, where they said, quote, they were very fine people among the white supremacists protesting in charlottesville. those cause a huge exodus of charities. out of the 25 charities he had booked for this upcoming season, he had 25 events booked, 19 cancelled. huge clients. the american red cross, susan g.
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coleman, american cancer society. so it was it was not just money, but brought palm beach society into his home. most are gone. >> it's interesting. let's put the graphic back up there as dave answers the next question. it's such an obvious political play, we see sitting here also. the red cross, salvation army, susan g. komen, they're going out why, because they're big ten people. they don't want to get painted with any political brush. and then you look at the inside and you see people who are obviously looking for that kind of attachment. trumpettes usa, truth about israel gala, and christian broadcasting network, robertson's outfit. what's your take on that? >> to fill in the gala days, you see events that are trump's political allies, like pat ro robertson, started one this year
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and put it at mar-a-lago and the trumpett trumpettes usa. it's hard to call them charity, because the point is not to raise money for a charity, it's to put money into donald trump's pocket. these are people who support donald trump, they like his actions as president and so they're just going to pay him money through mar-a-lago because they support him. that's not an event that trump really had before. and it shows kind of the evolution of mar-a-lago from basically an apolitical place that sold luxury to a place now selling trump's political alliances. >> and yet your sense at this point in terms of whether being president is helping or hurting the bottom line for the president personally, what's your sense? >> it's hard to tell, because the trump organization tells us so little about the money it makes. from what i can tell, the presidency is basically pulling the trump organization two directions. there is a place that trump hotel in washington, d.c. where he can sell to trade associations, to foreign governments, conservative activists, people coming to see him or his administration. he can basically monetize those relationships, and he's made a
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ton of money there at the trump hotel in d.c. other places, golf courses, hotels, in chicago, new york, l.a. they're scattered far away from trump's base and also where he's going to be. and they seem revenue decline, because people don't want to be associated with the trump name. the question was whether mar-a-lago fit in the plus category or the minus category. right now it's hard to tell. it may be going in two directions at once. >> appreciate the digging, brother, this thanksgiving week. we've been very thankful for you and your reporting. the best to you and the family. >> thank you. you too. all right. there are a lot of big headlines this morning. what do you say? let's get after it. president trump says he should have left the ucla basketball players imprisoned in china after one of their fathers downplays his role in getting them home safely. >> this feels like a spat between two reality tv stars. >> donald trump looks amazingly small for engaging in this. >> mitch mcconnell and the
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establishment are with the democrats to stop this campaign. >> at 14 i was not dating. he basically laid out some blankets on the floor of his living room, and proceeded to seduce me. charles manson is dead. the cult leader who orchestrated gruesome murders that shocked the world is gone. >> he needs to look into our eyes and see the pain that he's caused. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and allis cuomo. >> good morning, welcome to "new day." it is 8:00 in the east. up first, president trump slamming the father of one of the three ucla basketball players arrested for shoplifting in china. the president asked for appreciation, you'll remember. he did supposedly help get these students out of china. the athletes then thanked him publicly. but lavavar ball, who is a piec of work in his own


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