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♪ she thinks i'm innocent ♪ maybe i should be a lawyer or run for president. >> stop singing. >> oh, you could hear that? >> yes. yes. >> all right, we've got so much more straight ahead in the newsroom. it all starts right now. hello again, everyone. thank you so much for being with me this sunday. i'm fredricka whitfield. we have three town halls in the south by southwest conference tonight. we'll hear from john delaney, ohio congresswoman tulsi gabbard and hawaii congressman pete buttigieg. we have polling from the key state of iowa, and despite not being officially in the race, it's former vice president joe biden who is leading the pack. and soon the president will head back to washington where he will roll out his budget road map tomorrow. and it includes a request for at
least $8.6 billion for the border wall. trump's top economic adviser larry kudlow talked about the request this morning. >> so there's going to be another budget fight over the wall? >> well, i suppose there will be. i would just say that the whole issue of the wall and border security is of paramount importance. we have a crisis down there. i think the president has made that case very effectively. it's a crisis of economics, it's a crisis of crime and drugs, it's a cries of humanity. we have to be much tougher and have more constructive immigration policy, which we will be developing over a period of time. so yes, he's going to stay with his wall and he's going to stay with the border security theme. i think it's essential. >> let's start with that budget proposal and cnn's correspondent boris sanchez live in west palm bea
beach, florida where the president plans to leave and head back to washington. tell us about this request. >> reporter: the president is asking for $6 billion in wall spending. as you know, he's specifically asking congress for $8.6 billion to fund his ball along the southern border with mexico. this is the first time the trump administration is asking congress or, rather, asking for funding for the border wall from different sources. he's asking for $5 billion from customs and border protection and another $3.6 billion from military construction funds at the pentagon. separately mr. trump is also asking for an additional $3.6 billion in military construction funds from the pentagon to reimburse money he is spending through his national emergency declaration. to make that simpler, the president is asking congress to reimburse him for money that he went around them to get to then spend on his promised border wall with mexico. democrats are not happy about
this. congressional leadership including house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer put out a statement writing this part, quote, president trump hurt millions of americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to try to get his expensive and ineffective wall which he promised would be paid for by mexico. congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit ill repeat itself if he tries this again. we hope he has learned his lesson. so fred, both sides gearing up for what will likely be a slug fest and republicans begging the president to get money for his wall again. they are already revoking the idea of a potential government shutdown. >> boris sanchez, thank you. we're in austin, texas where
the three town halls will be taking place in a matter of hours. let's talk about that first off. what can we expect? >> reporter: we're going to hear from three people right now that are very well known where they're from, fred, but they're not known nationally. it's critical tonight that they're able to break through to democratic voters not only here in texas but all across the country. john delaney, a very successful businessman from maryland. when he was a member of congress he was the sixth member that served in the house. moving on, you have tulsi gabbard. she will follow him. she is somebody who went and served in the military overseas. she is also somebody who has really been embraced by the left part of the party. and then we have mayor pete buttigieg. he is from south bend. he crosses a lot of boxes that democrats are looking for, somebody who can reach across not only lines because he himself is gay, but he's also served in the military. very, very bright fellow. so tonight you're going to hear from these three individuals who
are all trying to convince democrats that they are the ones that should at least be looked at right now in this very crowded field, fred. >> yeah, very crowded, but if you look at the most recent polling on iowa, i mean, there is a zeroing in on really the top two, and look at what a huge dip, you know, after sanders, you know, coming in at number 2 with 25%, the rest of the pack with just single digits. >> reporter: just single digits, and if you look at that poll you see joe biden and bernie sanders, as you said, at the top. a steep drop after that. but we shouldn't be too surprised right now. you have a lot of candidates that are all getting into the race, talking about getting in the race. a lot of these candidates share very similar policy views. people are trying to figure out who they want to support. i spent some time in new hampshire and iowa so far this year, and just talking to candidates out there, fred, rather voters out there, they want to hear from the candidates. they absolutely want to hear from the candidates, but here is
when we're just looking at this is an interesting divide in the democratic party. let's look at biden and sanders quickly. if you look at this, it shows the divide going on. joe biden with iowa voters right now, he does better with voters that are more centris and are older. bernie sanders who happens to be older does better with younger voters who tend to be liberal. a lot on the line tonight. these three democrats we're going to hear from are trying to get voters to back them, fred. >> all fascinating. mark preston, thank you so much in austin, texas. let's talk further about this. with me is charlie dent, former republican of pennsylvania, and andrew guillen and cnn historian. thank you so much. these new polling numbers out of iowa showing joe biden, bernie sanders at the top, even though biden has not officially made an
announcement. but older white men with substantial leads over the most diverse democratic field ever? what do you make of this? >> i think it's first important to point out that it is early and you are talking about the former vice president of the united states and senator sanders who just came off of a presidential run himself. so arguably they are probably two of the most popular democrats. what i did find interesting from this poll is that we saw that second choice among bernie sanders supporters that chose biden. and then 40%, almost 37% of biden supporters chose sanders as their supporters. for those candidates that are lesser down the field, i would tell them about two years ago i entered the race for governor of florida, a relative unknown across my state, skpeand ended winning the primary. so we have a lot of time and room for movement in these polls. >> so words of encouragement, don't be discouraged. charlie, how do you see these
poll results? is it based on name recognition or who democrats think will have the best shot at beating donald trump? >> again, fred, it's early. the popularity of joe biden and bernie sanders, i think, is largely a function of very high name identification. they're fully known. i still think one of these candidates of the younger, newer generation, a fresher face, i believe somebody is going to break through. it seems to me the progressive wing of the democratic party wants a new face. i think someone l o'rourke, may cory booker, but somebody i think is going to emerge. i would not be overly confident if i was the vice president with those numbers. it just seems to me he has one way to go and that's down. i just think you have to watch this carefully. it's early. somebody is going to break through that pack and establish their own link. >> doug, the caucus and the primaries, they're really just a few months away, the beginning of the year.
it really is not too early for a lot of these candidates to be introducing themselves to the electorate. but when you do hear many of these democratic candidates say they're avoiding the name donald trump, what is it about that strategy, to ignore the incumbent who is the sitting president? >> i think it's just a temporary strategy right now. there is kind of a trump fatigue syndrome going on in the democratic party. people have to show why they're an optimistic candidate, how you're going to make somebody's life better if you're just harping on donald trump. elizabeth warren has done that quite a bit and you don't see her flying high in the polls. joe biden is the big figure. i mean, the idea that there is somewhere to go besides down for joe biden, that's up, winning the democratic nomination is becoming president. iowa is a perfect state for him. he runs also -- we keep talking about the white male in the '70s. he's also catholic, and a lot of
those cities along the mississippi river, dubuque and davenport have heavy kacatholic populations and biden has cultivated iowa friendships for decades. so he'll be a force of nature in iowa and beyond, but there is a third lane for kamala harris or beto o'rourke against biden and sanders, but i don't think those two names, biden and sanders, will be dissipated this year. people have decided they like both of them. one demonstrates the center of the democratic party, the other the left. they're not going to, in my mind, shrink too low. >> and andreandrew, do you see democratic party officially divided after representative omar, e omar, elizabeth warren talking about breaking up giants facebook and amazon, and saying
while amazon is head quartered in washington state, it's a real attribute. take listen to all of this. >> i think when you do antitrust law, you should set up the antitrust laws for the whole economy, not for one company. i'm not sure the best route of determining antitrust law should be rifle shots at one company you decide you don't like. i'm not sure that's the best way for us to do business. but i do believe it's appropriate to have some review of our antitrust laws given the changing economy. >> andrew, do you see that these kinds of topics are breaking up or causing a real wedge within the democratic party? >> no, i think this is doing exactly what it's supposed to do. we are in a primary with a lot of candidates who represent, you know, the spectrum of ideas. that's exactly what you want in a primary. you want to hear where candidates stand on these issues. i think senator warren with her proposal was tapping into something that is important. everyday people do have economic
insecurities. they feel like the system does seem to be stacked against them. i think, though, it's a bit challenging because amazon, google, facebook, she's running up the road on the street that many people live, and it feels very personal. so she'll have the challenge of explaining to people how her proposals will save them money, will help small businesses grow and to prosper, which are the heartbeat of our economy, and she'll have to do that in a way that helps everyday people understand how they're going to do better in that. but that's what we want, an exchange of ideas. >> and today, charlie, we're learning president trump now, changing the topic a little bit, plans on asking for more money about this wall. $8 billion, you know, to help fund his border wall. democrats in charge of the house have made it very clear that there is no chance he is getting any more money. and the president knows that. he's heard the message loud and
clear. so what is behind this strategy? what's he really getting at here? >> well, first, fred, the president proposes, the congress disposes. this is the same every year. congress will end up writing the proposal bills. of that $8.6 billion he's now requesting, 3.6 billion of it would be to backfill the military construction funds he's siphoning off through his emergency declaration. i can't imagine congress is going to backfill that money. the president said that he didn't think those projects were that important. now he's coming back asking congress for that money again. that money is going to be tied up for some time in court, so i think this is a mess. we are going to have a very messy appropriations and budget cycle. they need a budget agreement. it's expired. so i don't know what is going to happen here. i think get ready for an appropriations cycle that could lead to yet another shutdown. good news is the president, at
least he put in his budget request, money for his border wall. he first asked for 5 billion and now he says he wants 7 billion. >> so doug, not only is this a fight between the president and the democrats, but potentially it's really a fight between republicans as well? how can he afford this? >> exactly. and people are worried about the national debt. many republicans are still fiscal conservatives, and they see things spiraling out of control with the trump presidency. what's clear why this is news to me is donald trump is doubling down on the border wall as his campaign issue for 2020. you hear commentators on cnn and elsewhere talk about the border issues kind of run out of gas for donald trump. well, it hasn't. it's going to become -- once again it's going to be, let's finish the wall is going to be the mantra, and he's going to make immigration the number one, i think, argument that he's
going to take to the american people in 2020. so by september we may be in a government shutdown again in the fall because donald trump is willing to do anything to just reinforce that, if i accomplish anything as president, there will be a border fence or increased border security. it's the issue he just won't let go of. >> and charlie, the president loves picking a fight. now he's picking a fight with ann coulter, and, you know, he had her support for a little bit and then he said some complimentary things about her, and now in a tweet calling her, you know, a wacky nut job. why? >> look, ann coulter has said the president is too squishy on immigration. he's too soft on the border. i mean, she is playing out on the far, far fringe. apparently she's gone even too far for donald trump.
look, she's an ally of his at times. i suspect she gets a lot of views and clicks and eyeballs when she does these things. she likes being in the middle fortunate controverof the controversy. she's saying donald trump is too soft on the border, and she's about the only person saying that. >> i think her last book was entitled "in trump we trust." so clearly no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. we'll leave it there for now, andrew gillum, charlie dent and douglas brinkley, thank you. still ahead in the newsroom, it's an all-out battle of very serious stuff with isis happening right now, and cnn is the only use network on the front lines. we're live from the battlefield, next. plus a flight carrying more than 150 people crashes, killing everyone on the plane and now we're learning new details about the americans on board. oh oh o♪
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sto . welcome back. we have breaking news from the borders of syria. dramatic pictures as isis fighters try to keep control of one of their last strongholds and cnn is the only u.s. network to witness what could be the final assault. cnn's ben wedeman is in eastern syria for us right now. ben? >> reporter: yes, fredricka. that operation began three hours ago with heavy bombardment. there was airstrikes as well as mortar rounds crashing into this small, last sliver of land held by the state that called itself islamic. it's just about half a square mile. we have seen outgoing fire as well. in fact, we were right next to the camp just an hour before the operation began, and there was an intense exchange of gunfire
then. we had sniper fire coming in our direction, so we know there is still stiff resistance inside. it's important to keep in mind that the isis fighters are some of the most battle hardened and combat experienced they have. this is the third time the u.s.-backed syrian democratic forces have launched operations to try to take back this piece of land. each time in the past they found that there was still thousands, tens of thousands, of civilians inside. what's interesting is that a month ago, fredricka, we were hearing from officials here that there are only about 1,500 civilians inside and perhaps 500 fighters, but now it's clear -- now we've seen thousands and thousands, more than 30,000 civilians coming out as well as thousands of isis fighters who have already surrendered, but there are still some who appear to want to fight to the death.
fredricka? >> ben wedeman, thank you so much. and we're learning more about a deadly plane crash in ethiopia. eight americans are among 157 passengers who were killed when an ethiopian airlines boeing 737 plane crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of addis ababa. the airlines said the plane's pilot reported technical difficulties and asked for clearance to return but then never made it. the plane, a boeing 737 max 8 is the same type involved in a crash in indonesia last year. boeing is sending a team to the crash site and put out a statement which says in part, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the ethiopian airlines team. the united nations said several of its officials were on the plane and some 35 nationalities
were represented. richard quest is cnn's correspondent who covers aviation. he joins us now from london. richard, what more do we know about this investigation which is really in its infancy? >> well, you can tell there will be a lot of vips and a lot of those who worked for the united nations or government representatives going to this u.n. climate assessment conference that is being held tomorrow in -- or was in nairobi. you see that by the geographical list of those who perished on board. 32 or 33 different nationalities on a single plane flight from istanbul to nairobi. they're going to look very closely. they're going to retrieve the black boxes, and i suspect even though this was a very violent impact into the ground, possibly involving fire as well, they will retrieve the black boxes. they are designed to withstand
it. and they're going to be looking, fredricka, they're going to be looking at that first six minutes and seeing if there were any similarities for what happened with lyon air back last year. was this just a coincidence, a serious, regrettable, tragic coincidence that it's the same model of a brand new aircraft, or is there something more at play here? we don't know and it's speculation to continue. >> ethiopian airlines, highly respected, highly regarded, and its safety, of course, will be examined with this -- with the downing of this flight. but tell us more about the trust that so many in africa -- not just in that continent but beyond have in ethiopian airlines. >> the point about ethiopian airlines is, except for south africa and kenya, it is the
mainstay, if you'd like. the government of ethiopia decided the airline would be the pillar of the economy. so they put a lot of money, a lot of resources. it's got an experienced airline management behind it. and it is the way people -- you often get people flying from one side of africa to the other. because there are no direct flights they go via addis ababa and ethiopian. what people will be looking for is if it was something similar with what happened to lyon air, or is that just a complete red herring and this is a new problem with the max 8. >> richard quest from london, thank you so much. still ahead, we're just hours away now from three cnn town halls for three democratic presidential candidates. we'll talk to one contender who says he does have concerns about the direction of the democratic party. hear why, next. ♪ do you love me? ♪ i'm in the groove
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in just a few hours from now, cnn will be live from the south by southwest festival and we'll have three back-to-back town halls with three of the 2020 democratic contenders. tonight we'll hear from former congressman john delaney, hawaii congresswoman tulsi gabbard and pete buttigieg. you talked to delaney about his concerns of the direction fortunate democratic party. do tell. >> john delaney is a former member of congress, a successful
businessman, and he has been running for president longer than any other democrat. we sat down with him earlier this week and he says he's worried about the party's left-leaning shift. he says if the party shifts too far to the left, president trump, he says, could be re-elected. he's been in the race for nearly two years, already making his case with tv ads. >> i'm john delaney and i approve this message. >> reporter: and more than three dozen vifrsits to iowa asnd new hampshire under his belt. john delaney is running for president and the congressman and businessman has a warning for democrats trying to win back the white house. you worry that the party moving so far to the left will reelect president trump? >> i do worry about that. if the party starts embracing, if you will, socialism in a pure form, i think that's a really big mistake, right, because it's not good policy and it's definitely not good politics. >> reporter: running from the
middle, delaney faces an uphill climb, even if he was a household name like many other democrats in the race. but he believes it's time to speak truth to power, mainly the progressive ideas driving the democratic primary. >> i don't agree with the green new deal. i'll just say it. >> reporter: he compares the chances of passing the new green deal to mexico's border wall. he wants to do it in a different way. >> i'm concerned about what voters care about but i'm focused on actually making them happen. that makes me a moderate and a centrist, no question. >> reporter: democrats and independents may be more pragmatic than ever today. >> it seems like the extremes of each party is holding the rest of us hostage. >> reporter: his name comes up with early state voters in part because he visits to often and these tv ads. >> he's a firm believer in, well, bipartisanship. >> bipartisanship.
>> it might be a dirty word in washington but it seems to be refreshing here in iowa. >> reporter: even the accolades can be stinging, like this "washington post" column calling delaney the smart candidate you've never heard of. for now, at least, he is undeterred, smiling while he delivers a taste of medicine to conde democrats. >> i think people are yearning for a truth teller. sometimes to make that point is to be a little disagreeable with your own party. >> reporter: that's exactly what delaney is doing. he is being disagreeable with his own party. the question, fredricka, is there a lane for this type of moderate centrist democrat. he'll be making his case tonight. here in austin he'll be taking questions from voters at the south by southwest festival as well as jake tapper. i can tell you he's logged so many miles in iowa, new hampshire and other places, more voters there recognize him than you might think.
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stephanie flowers didn't hold back. in fact, she let it all out when a state senate committee wanted to devote little time to debate the issue. >> it doesn't take much to look on the local news every night and see how many black kids, black boys, black men are being killed with these stand your ground defenses that these people raise. then they get off. so i take issue with that. i'm the only person here of color, okay? i am a mother, too. and i have a son. and i care as much for my son as y'all care for y'all's. this is crazy. you don't have to worry about your children, will. i worry about my son! and i worry about other little black boys and girls! if people coming into my neighborhood, into my city
saying they got open carry rights, walking down in front of my dog gone office in front of the courthouse! that's a bully! do i have a right to stand my ground with some crazy ass person walking around with a dog gone gun? i don't know what the hell he intends to do! but i know i am scared, i feel threatened. just like some of y'all walking around here in the legislature with these damn guns. that what's his name came in here walking around here with a damn gun underneath his coat. you can see the damn prints! >> you need to stop. >> no, i don't. >> yes, you do. >> no, i don't. what the hell you gotten that do, shoot me? senator [ bleep ] go to hell. i'm telling you, this deserves more attention. you want to come up here with all these little nra bills and
bills of alley cab and stuff like that, i'm talking about my son's life! and i'm talking about the lives of other black kids! do what the hell you want to do, go ahead, but you can't silence me! you got your damn silence gun out on the damn table today, but you're not going to silence me! >> no, she was not silenced and she got the attention of a whole lot of people. you see at that moment flowers got up and she walked out, but she did come back. i'm now joined by arkansas state senator stephanie flowers. good to see you, state senator. >> thank you. good afternoon. >> how are you feeling after that, because that resonated with so many people, particularly mothers of children of color who felt everything that you were talking about. but now that, you know, that
measure has been defeated by one vote and you're watching and reliving that moment, how are you feeling? >> well, after you just played it, it stirs a lot of emotion in me, and i went to sunday school this morning, i was feeling pretty good and calm, but it's been a rough week. i've had hundreds of telephone calls, messages and e-mails and listening to my telephone messages from people all over the country, black, white, brown, young, old, gun owners, teachers, young people especially and mothers
especially. even fathers just crying and barely able to make it through the messages that they would leave on my recording. it's been quite amazing to me where the calls came from. florida, north carolina, south carolina, virginia. then you had on the west coast, vermont, connecticut, state of washington, oregon. >> because so many things happened at that moment. you were schooling people who didn't get it. you reminded them, particularly as you -- you said, i'm the only black woman in this room and i'm a mother. and you reminded people that their children do not walk the same path as your son who is now
27 years old. you said i'm glad he's no longer in this state. but the point was that non-black children, parents of non-black children don't have the same fears, concerns and thoughts about anyone being able to pack weapons than, you know, parents of black children and other kids of color. and so that resonated with so many people. and there was an uncomfortable moment when your colleague, senator alan clark, was whispering for you to be quiet and you stood up to that. you said, i'm not going to be quiet right now. did that only kind of further fuel you when he was doing that? >> did that further fuel me? >> yeah, fuel you, like make you even more agitated or make you -- >> yes. yes. >> you really got to tell people what's on your mind.
>> yes, but you know, it was a continuation -- what happened prior to that, the motion to limit debate that the two democratic colleagues on the committee move for, and that was a nondebatable motion. and the republican colleagues tried to make a motion to limit the debate earlier in the presentation of this bill, sb 484, and it was defeated. and so after several of the witnesses, including the arkansas prosecuting attorneys association, the arkansas county sheriffs association, and a member of the moms demand
action, and i think it was a mother from louisiana that testified. there were about 14 individuals or groups that had signed up to testify against the bill. and if i might say, so anyway, that second motion to limit the debate, that was disturbing to me, particularly coming from those two individuals. i didn't expect it. and it just kind of blew me away. and, you know, i just felt like the people that had signed up, the committee room was packed. there were people out in the hall. they deserved to be heard. >> that bill, that measure was defeated by one vote, and it was a republican, right, or at least one republican sided with you. have you since spoken with -- >> yes.
actually, he didn't even vote. >> say that again? >> well, the conversation -- i might add, the chair, alan clark, did not vote one way or the other. >> wow. what's your interaction with him been like since? >> well, he's a friend of mine, okay? and even thoughly he took the brunt of my emotion and my passion, he remains a friend of mine. i don't doubt that he probably would have voted for the motion, and i don't subscribe to a lot of the same policies that he does, but we were fortunate that one republican, senator john cooper, voted against the bill. and in our state senate, the
senate committees consist of eight members. and we have a rule, and it's a majority republican senate, it's only nine democrats out of 35. so the rule that was put in place after the senate became majority republican was there could be no more than three democrats on any standing committee. the and it takes five votes to get a bill out of the committee. so we were fortunate, and i feel, you know, a great debt of gratitude to senator cooper. >> in the end it was a 4-3 defeat of that measure. >> yes, because senator clark did not vote at all. >> arkansas state senator stephanie flowers, you certainly awakened a lot of people who
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bush? >> just in a few words, and sometimes as people say about someone, they took a step forward and unfortunately two steps back. and for george h.w. bush, sometimes when he took a step back, he took two steps forward. so he ran for the presidential nomination of the republican party in 1980, did not get it, lost it to ronald reagan and thought that was maybe the end of his career and suddenly he's named to the ticket to the vice president eight years later, selected in his own right. >> speaking of reagan, apparently george h.w. and ronald reagan did click but nancy and barbara did not click? >> that's absolutely true. george h.w. bush and ronald reagan really became good friends, became close friends and were a great team in the white house. not so much with barbara rush and nancy reagan. nancy reagan could be pretty prickly. on oh, barbara bush could too so never the twain should meet. >> we can't wait to see your part and the entire series that
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