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but the grandparents thought the same thing. 50 years ago. >> well we look forward to watching the special report, wood stock at 50 airing home night at 9 eastern here on cnn. good work, bill. thanks for doing this. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. outfront next, trump's fwren new deal, the president suggests buying greenland not just to feed the ego there is a lot of money there. president trump unleaching a blistering attack against congresswoman rashida tlaib. calling it a setup after she rejected israel's new offer to visit her grandmother in the west bang and obama's reported message to biden before eystading to run. you don't have to do this, joe. just how involved is the former president in his vp's campaign? let's go outfront. and good evening i'm erin burnett, outfront tonight not for sale to trump. greenland turning trump down without hearing what he offers.
even after trump had the white house counsel look into buying the island with oil and precious metals. the white house counsel office was looking into the possibility. why? well one reasons is trump. he wants a page in the history books. >> president trump donald trump could be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in american history. >> trump is the greatest president ever and there will never be one like him. >> here is what i do. i'd ask whether or not you think i will some day be on mount rush more. >> and trump thinks that a real estate deal putting the united states in charge of the world's largest island could be the final, the trump being the louisiana purchase which he arrives about. >> more than 200 years ago this very city was at the center of america's negotiations during the legendary louisiana purchase. not only did we gain new
orleans. we doubled the size of the united states. we secured new parts and ports. and we made our nation the greatest farm country on god's earth. >> so when it comes to greenland there were plenty of people quick to call trump a joke. to say this is how he spends executive time? i mean some of the headlines look, americans speak out on trump's desire to buy greenland it's a disaster. he has gone mad. fwreenland tells donald trump it's not for sale. but on merit there is something here. first of all trump is not the only president wanting to purchase greenland truman tried and failed. and greenland is crucial to american national security. as i speak the united states has a major base there. trump's rival china tried to buy a base there. greenland has oil, gold and copper one of the world's largest reserves of the rare metals you can't make this phone without. and no one really knows the full extent of what's under the melting ice? greenland says that there is no price tag.
but it could be worth $3 trillion by some estimates on its oil reserves alone. and let's be clear. this is money trump doesn't have. he is running the national debt up to a record $22 trillion. >> the idea of buying anything when the president has plunged our treasury into unbelievably deep deficits and debt is just one more piece of evidence that he is going off in the direction of crazy uncle rather than actually securing our country. >> pamela brown is outfront live in washington. some were quick to dpis. but the the fact is from your reporting trump is talking to people about this. >> he is, erin. and you know, trump often casually throws out ideas to aides and asks opinions. but in in case he did ask his white house counsel to look into the legal framework for buying the island that's not for sale which shows you, erin, he was
relatively sowers abo relatively serious about tp as you pointed out, harry truman offered 100 million in gold back in the 1940s. engreenland could be atrackive purchase because it's home to a u.s. military base. security purposes and natural resources, but the island's government released a strongly worded statement following the news of the discussions saying greenland is not for sale. now, if you look back at u.s. history there was the u.s. purchase of alaska and the louisiana purchase. even though the president is facing criticism and skeptics, the u.s. has bought other territory before. aides i've spoken to say it's not surprising the president wants to choir about this guyen the interest in real estate and floerkss. but the discussions of greenland adds another dimension to the visit to denmark in a couple of weeks by the president. >> thank you very much pamela brown. democratic congressman jerry connolly on the foreign affairs
committee crazy uncle, smart idea. >> it's trump's folly, erin. greenland is not a giant golf course. it belongs to the sovereign territory of denmark and is autonomous. and it's a distraction, i think, maybe deliberate from the complete failure of donald trump's foreign policy, whether dissing allies and embracing adversaries and dictators. whether the failure on the iran nuclear agreement by ripping it up even though it was working. waugh are walking away from the paris climate accord. and the list goes on and on. he doesn't want us to notice the collapse of the foreign policy. >> the spokeswoman of the rnc tweeted. >> why wouldn't the u.s. want it nay sayers ask why. doers and builders ask why not. as i pointed out there is a lot
there. this is something you know from my background in business journalism we've been talking about a long long time. greenland is loaded with the stuff that the united states and china both want and are fighting over. could it possibly be smart? >> well, i mean, canada is loaded with a lot of stuff we like too. we don't go around the world looking to purchase sovereign territory. and meanwhile, we've got our hands full with chlgs a challen and problems. to suddenly inject discussions of greenland seems as i said a deliberate distraction from the many failures of this foreign policy of trump. >> you just heard at the top of the program, we found times trump talks about his legacy what he wants it to be. >> i couldn't help laugh. >> trump is the greatest president ever and there will never be one like him. donald trump. >> that part is drew. >>. donald trump is one of the greatest in american history. i'd ask whether or not you'd think i'd be on mount rush more.
this is trump on trump. why do you think he wants greenland? >> i think -- well first of all i think he has sort of a roving mind with trouble on focusing on anything for any one length of time. but i think he is interested in a legacy. and i think the legacy he has right now is one that's going to be, you know, a very ignoble one. and maybe he can be in the history books if he purchased the world's largest island. but, again, i think it's more distraction maybe than a legacy. trying to make sure that we don't pay attention to the collapse of so many of his initiatives in terms of foreign policy. north korea, venezuela, russia, and the trade war now with china, which is damaging our economy. >> you know, we have heard obviously that the intelligence community is saying iran is ready to do some sort of a test,
a missile, but they're saying to put in a satellite in the air. that's there's been the zero tolerance policy for iran in contrast to north korea. where the the president said test the short-range smichls even though in violation of the u.n. what happens when iran does that next week? are you worried? >> well, i'm always worried because of the hostile rhetoric of the trump administration and the provocative act of walking away from our own nuclear agreement with iran that was working. i think pushing iran is a very dangerous game. we want to contain iran when it engages in bad behavior, especially in the middle east. but we have to be careful. this is a strong power in the region. it is not like iraq. and getting involved in anything kinetic militarily could be extremely dangerous. >> i want to ask you about something else the president said. here he is, congressman talking to a supporter whom he thought was a protester.
at his rally last night. >> that guy's got a serious weight problem. go home. start exercising. get him out of here, please. got a big are problem than i do. got a bigger problem than all of us. now he goes home and his mom says, what the hell have you just done? >> now, of course this is far from the first time congressman that trump mocked someone and certainly for their weight on that list. during a zpaut with jerry nadler over a traffic plan impacting a project trump told new york city fat jerry nadler is doing me a favor. and he also said it about rosy o'donnell. and even kim kardashian. here he is. >> if i were running the view i'd fire rosy look right at the fat ugly face and says say rosy you're fired. >> let's president trump it's not kim does he she are a good body, no, a fat ass absolutely.
>> this time a supporter now he didn't know it was a supporter. at first he thought it was a protester. officials made a point to tell cnn even though he called the person afterwards he did not apologize. it was first reported he apologized. it was clarified he did not apologize. why do you think he does this, congressman. >> he is a demagogue and playing to the worst indistinct of his audiences at the rallies. listening to that video of -- and audio of what he did to that gentleman who mistakenly he thought was a protester. in fact one of his supporters -- was disgusting. nothing but the act of a demagogue. and it's freitening that he would single somebody out for their personal attributes, physical attributes. i just think it's so debasing the office of the president of the united states and frankly as i said it's frightenings that he
would single a individual and say he had to get out of there and in front of hundreds of thousand of people at a rally disparage him because of his looks and his physical appearance. >> well he cares deeply about looks and physical appearance and physical attributes. that's his primary first judge of people. thank you very much, congressman. >> my pleasure, erin. >> next breaking news president trump just responding to congresswoman tlaib's decision not to take israel up on the new offer to visit her grandmother in the west bank. so he is now calling it all a setup. why? plus former president obama reportedly frustrated with biden's campaign. what is obama concerned about? and we took a look at elizabeth warren's past and found this. >> you were registered as a republican until 1995. >> i was. >> oh, and she was. her views back then may surprise you.
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food as it should be breaking news, president trump attacking democratic congresswoman rashida tlaib ar she said thanks but no thanks after israel's okay to enter the country to visit her elderly grandmother in the west bank. trump kweeting rep tlaib wrote admitly wanting to visit her grandmother. perspiration granted whereupon she obnoxious list turned down
the approval. the only winner is tlaib's grandmother, doesn't have to see her now. tlaib made the plea for humanitarian exception after she and democratic congresswoman ilhan hoe mar were barred from entering israel due to boycott of israel. in a letter to the interior minister of the country tlaib wrote after she got rejected right i would like to request admitens to israel to visit my relatives and specifically my grandmother. who was in her 90s and lives in this area. this could be my last area to see her. i will respect any restrictions and not promote boycotts against israel during visit. based on that letter. israel said okay. you can come in but then tlaib had a change of heart saying silence me and treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. it would kill a piece of me. i have decided visiting my grandmother under the oppressive conditions stands against everything i believe in fighting against racism, oppression and injustice. so here is where we go.
israel's interior minister responds apparently hate for israel overcomes love for grandmother. trump jumps onboard. keith boykin a aide to bill clinton and frrm z republican congresswoman from utah. meia. did the president jumping in calling out she said she wanted to visit her grandmother because it's the last time she would see her but having to say the only real winner is tlaib's grandmother she doesn't have to see her now. >> well obviously he should stay out of it. and the tweepts once gwen do not help the situation. i. i am confused as a member of fwres going as a delegation we always had republicans and democrats go. we actually would meet on one day together to talk about the alliance between israel and the united states. talk about the foreign aid how that helps the united states. it's one of the most i would say
informative -- it binds the united states and israel and binds that alliance. so i'm a little confused about what representative tlaib wants. at first she -- on the floor of the house saying that the boycott was reminiscent of a boycott to nazi -- nazi germany. and then she goes on to completely dsh completely support the boycott. and you know israel says you can't come in. they have a law that they passed in 2017 where the kin he issette says you are not allowed in if you boycott israel. then she pleads this is the last time i may see my grandmother. all of a sudden she is like no i don't want -- i don't want to go in under those conditions. it's a little confusing to me. i think she should go. i think she should get at least both sides of the story so she has a well-rounded information so that she can decide what she is going to do. this is about you know.
>> the president says keith this is about a setup. she used the grandmother excuse is what he says. my grandmother in her 90s lays it on thick when they say come in she says i don't need to see her. >> she changed her mind. she said that had a change of heart. the government of israel had a change of heart. the government of israel a month ago said she was welcome to come in. >> even with the support of the boycott. >> even with the support of the boycott. forget the policy, the law supposedly passed. and then trump decides to go off on twitter with, the first time in lifetime probably the hits history of our country where the american president is using the power of the bully pulpit to tell a attorney government not to allow of an american citizen to come into another country. that's outrageous in and of itself. and because of that israel bibi netanyahu changes his tune, blocks her from coming. they have a change of heart. that's the confusion that people are concerned about.
so i understand why she would not want to go uts. you think about somebody like john mccain, a prisoner of war in vietnam. john refused to get out of war -- out of the prison when they offered to release him unless his other prisoners could be released. i feel like what rashaada tlaib is like that. she says why should you make an exception for me when so many are still suffering. >> there is obviously a lot of -- you can argue over whose behavior was inappropriate. but there is a lot of inappropriate behavior going around here. netanyahu bowing to trump. trump getting involved to begin with. perhaps trab depending how you see it. and setting it up. but at the heart of this keith is this issue subpoena president trump tweeted congressman congresswoman tlaib has tremendous hatred of the israel and jewish people. saying she hates all jewish people. she was going to israel before the humanitarian thing they she asked for with a group known as mifta you should know about what
that is. so you have a chance to published an article that accused jewish people of ewes the blood of christians in the passover. and involved in a bus high jacking called the high jackers a hero. published an articled from neonazi group claiming israel has a history of nation wrecking that's anti-submit zbliek i've not familiar with mista i can tell you i don't agree with all the statements. they are all problematic statements and possibly anti-semitic as well based on what i heard. i will say this, clearly representative tlaib and representative omar stated in the past they are not anti-semitic. and donald trump is trying to conflate anti- -- proposition to bibi netanyahu's government to opposition to israel and opposition to jews as well. that's not the case. part of what we have to
understand here is that every government is subject to criticism, including our own. you should be able to criticize a government without being attacked for criticizing all the people in the country. when people attack donald trump they are not saying people in our country are bad. i don't think she is saying that either when she is critical of the policy of treating palestinians poorly in the west bank and gaza. >> mia where is the line? because she has said one state has to be one state. okay. >> right. >> now if there is one state then there is, you know, jews are not the state. >> look she is clearly not on the side of -- she is clearly not on the side of the israeli people. yes she has a right to disagree with the government but they also have a right to keep her out. also you can't have both. you can't sit there and say i'm going to support a group that bicyclist you. i'm going to go against everything gnaw stand for and buy are by the way you let me in when i want to get in.
i mean it's kind of being -- she is being a bit of a baby here. be an adult. you either want to go to israel or don't want to hang on a second let me finish. either g to israel or you don't want to. you go to bdf or stoent and a with bds you have to make a choice. they have a right to do it they were gracious in letting her in. again the president has a separate issue. he should state out of it his tweets don't help not good for anybody but representative tlaib should decide what she wants. whether she wants to work with the israeli people or whether she wants to stay away and completely stand with -- with the boycott dip investment sanctions. >> she needs to grow up. >> she has the right to express her opinion which is what you said, mia and i agree with you. let her express her opinion. israel has the right to enact and follow its laws as well pl but they zoided earlier she had the right to come in changed their mind because of donald trump. you can't say that trump should stay out of it and that's irrelevant to the discussion the only reason we have the conversation mia is because
donald trump decided to intervene in the affairs of a foreign government. that's inappropriate. >> you are not giving a president a lot of power here. >> israel said. >> the benjamin netanyahu is big boy. >> israel a month ago said they were letting both members of congress united states citizens into the country. and it wasn't until donald trump decided to tweet about it. >>en a representative tlaib continued to double down on the -- on bds. she continuing to make statements against israel so then they resided hey we are not going to do that. that's perfectly fine it is where it is. >> people have freedom of speech in democracy. >> they should be okay with them saying you can't go to israel and leave it at that and be okay with not seeing her grandmother. >> and donald trump should stay out of the country's business. >> and we will leave it at that. >> i agree with that. >> thank you both as always good to see you congresswoman, good to see you keith. next president obama surprisingly candid comments to joe biden about 2020. you don't have to do it.
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ton, you don't have to do this, joe, you really don't. that's what former president told joe biden earlier. according to a new report in "the new york times." the paper also saying obama met with boyden and his team several times about the campaign, as recently as last month and offered staffers the pointed reminder that win or lose they needed to make sure mr. biden did not embarrass himself or damage his legacy during the campaign. outfront now, cnn political analyst april ryan. white house correspondent for american urban radio marcs and cnn presidential hoirts historian and professor at wright university. doug what do you make of the times story in you have president obama involved but obviously not publicly endorsing. and what it sounds like he is
saying is, far from an overwhelming endorsement. >> well, you know, in 2016 joe biden wanted to run. he thought offense going to run. beau biden died in may 2015 and he couldn't get around it. and it stuck with biden that he should have perhaps run, because he feels he could have picked up pennsylvania, michigan and wisconsin. so i think when obama is telling him you don't have to do it, don't run because you feel bad and nothing wrong about retiring and stepping back. and you've had an incredible years, 36 in the u.s. senate and eight years as vice president, but alas joe biden decided to run. and obama has been giving him coaching advice on the side, mainly go after the youth vote. and start being part of the modern digital age where you are working on the social media more. >> okay. okay. but that gets at the heart of this, right?
because, april, the article continues to say that to the point that doug is making, that obama's expressed concern about biden's team age. not just biden's age but the team process. he has communicated his frustration at a that the advisers are old and out of touch with the political climate. urging him to include younger aides including three democrats with direct knowledge of the discussion. ouch, april. >> what's the term, cope is young and fresh. president obama, former president obama understands that young people were very active in his attempts to win the oval office. and i'll never forget the night that barack obama became -- was elected president in november of 2008. i remember being at the white house and all of the young people from georgetown, howard, all of the schools in the -- in the washington, d.c. area, converging on the white house thinking they did something so great, elected the first black
president. and young people want -- they don't care about age. they care about the message. think about joe biden and how he looks right now. if he has young people like the last debate when he gave out that text message number, that didn't bode well for him. he needs young people to make him look vibrant. and i hate to say it but it's the truth. look at bernie sanders, first running for president young people. >> you can be the old person and have the young people like you. although bernie sanders has been falling in the polls relative to elizabeth warren also in the 70s but has a very, very youthful demeanor. doug, you know, the youth issue matters. the latest fox poll which is the latest national poll we have. biden is 40% of support among voters over 45. only 20% for voters under 45. >> that's the weak spot right
now. obama was giving helpful advice, up the dwam. how do you do did it is the question? but certainly long speeches isn't going to do it. maybe you tape the youtube 30 second bytes out there every day. add humor to the campaign. talk about college debt a little bit more. he has the secret weapon, joe biden. jill bidden. she has done more for community colleges and understanding their importance to america. get her on the campaign trail and visit those community colleges and biden needs to visit more campuses. >> april, i want to ask you one more thing. in the fox poll biden's support among blacks is strong. 37%. plenty of undecided. and maybe some say it's not as high as it should be. but high are than everybody else. cory booker at 6%. someone said he could be the heir to barack obama with his youthful image. here he is at the church forum in atlanta. >> this is about what we do
right now. it's not about what they do. this is about us taking responsibility in this moral moment to bring forward the force, because they have tried to subvert african-american voting power before. >> april, what is it? why is he at six and biden at 37? >> well, some may say there is a black people problem for cory booker and as well as kamala harris. if joe biden has the black vote so far. you know, there is something sweet about cory booker. he is the guy who will go into a burning building and save people. he will shovel juror are your snow and get up there and play spart cuss spartacusp they like him but here is what cory booker and kamala harris are banking on.
iowa. it's very progressive. the cnn debate in detroit we heard from iowans they were saying cory booker. they are trying to bank on iowa. now, when if comes to south carolina and iowa, these two, kamala harris and cory booker, are looking back at what happened with barack obama. south carolina was pivotal. it was that situation with bill clinton and jesse jackson. but iowa is the one that put barack obama over the top. they are moping for the same magic some kind of way. >> thank you both. next a new poll showing elizabeth warren moving up. but will the past comments from when she was a republican that we have found tonight matter? and the house judiciary committee preparing to vote on gun voel matters. they are coming back. will republicans vote yes? a member of the powerful committee is outfront. somebody living with hiv?
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new tonight, elizabeth warren passing joe biden as the favorite to win the democratic nomination. the bock maker ladbrokes which allows betting on political races now has warren as the favorite. as she steadily rices in the voter police. jumping 16 points from march to second place in the latest poll from fax news, support of course comes from the left. but cnn tonight has found speeches and papers that show warren used to believe some of the same things as donald trump on some key issues.
and emjay lee is outfront. >> we have the power to make big, structural change in this country. and that's what i'm in this for. big change. >> as a u.s. senator and 2020 presidential candidate, elizabeth warren is calling for big systemic changes to the country. but there is one change from her past that she doesn't often talk about. her own political evolution. >> you were registered as a republican until 995. >> i was. >> while exhaustively studying bankruptcy as a law proves ner the 80s and 90s. warren repeatedly wrote and spoke about government overreach. her outlook was unquestionably conservative. according to copies of speeches obtained by cnn's k. file warren appeared at conferences hosted by conservative dwroups like the federalist society. in one speech she argued in favor of the federal bankruptcy system saying it wept kept losses contained to the private sector. in a paper published in the 1980
notre dame law review first reported by politico warren argued that utility companies were overregulated writing eliminating regulatory lag will end the need for frequent rate hearings. and will thus reduce the administrative costs of regulation. a 1993 philadelphia enchoir err profile on warren equipped that she sounded like an entrepreneur. she warned against government red tape saying, regulations have stretched and grown beyond all imagination. and regulations are a tax as real as reaching into your pocket and taking 33% for the irs. >> i believe in markets. and i believe in the value that we get out of markets. but it's got to be markets with rules. you know, market without rules is theft. >> 26 years after complaining that regulations are a tax, warren now argues that the financial markets need rules to prevent corporations from steam rolling consumers and small business. so what explains the gradual but
striking policy shift. >> i didn't think much about politics. >> at a cnn townhall in april, warren addressed her swing to the left away from her conservative roots. >> in late mid-1990s i've been working over and over on what's happening to america's working families, america's middle class. this is my life's work. >> warren described how her research into bankruptcy abuses spark the beginning of her political transformation. >> i looked around the middle of that fight and i realized all the money was on one side and all the hurting was on the other. and that's when i jumped in. >> warren began advocating for the middle class. >> america families who need your help. >> ultimately spear heading the creation of the consumer financial protection bureau for what she now calls economic patriotism. >> these giant multinational corporations they're not patriotic. they don't have any loyalty to
this country. to these workers. they have loyalty to exactly one thing. and that is the profitability of the bottom line. that's it. >> and today, the one time republican is leading the progressive charge as a democratic contender for the white house. >> i'm tired of billionaire free loaders. i -- i want everybody to pay a fair share to keep this government going. >> now fast forwarding to 2009, erin, as you mentioned warren has been rising in the police, clearly has political momentum i want to point out she is about to confront an issue tough for her in the past, the issue of her family ancestry. you saw she put out proposals today aimed at helping the native american community attending the native american conference on on monday. we'll see the questions. >> being the great irony republican abtrump democrat and now here we are. cnn political analyst david gergen presidential adviser to
four presidents. you know people who have been through the sort of dramatic transformations. but david the big question is when you see the surge in the polls, and it's her tax, tax, you know, the wealthy and the billionaires and the companies line that worked for many. could her conservative roots hurt her? >> i don't think so, because it's a political odyssey that others have made. her political hero in life she said publicly is teddy roosevelt. and teddy roosevelt started in a republican family, very much for free markets but understood that the trusts were really threatening. and he went -- he went after them in his presidency. that's what he was known for. in our own time max contributor, max boot has book about why i left the right. about his odyssey away from conservativism. back in the 80s we had had what we call the neoconservatives,
bill crystal's father irving crystal, ben watten rk and nathan. and they were liberals who went conservative. particularly conservative on international policy. they got must goed by reality. and i think to some degree that's happened with lizzeth. >> it does happen. >> yes it does appear jernly the voters are support disbelieve ner base. but the other big question i have for you. >> yee. >> there are people out there saying if elizabeth warren is the nominee she is so far left the people in the middle at best won't vote, right. >> yes. >> and maybe some people hold noses for trump. >> that's a bigger danger. >> let's say those people say what she just said. does that help her at all possibly with moderates? you say okay maybe she is not so far left. >> well, we'll have to wait and see. you know, i had this experience, erin. she asked me over for coffee a couple of times we had fairly long talks.
i came out of the one-on-one conversations, i came out feeling she is more pragmatic than i thought. seems more sensible is not as drawn over to the far left. i mean, within the business community there is no question especially the financial community in new york as you know she is tox he can. she is also toxic with the small business people. that's one of the biggest problems is how does she overcome the sense she is too far left. >> that's the big question. but interesting all this stuff as emjay and our team unyou covered. thanks so much david. >> thank you. >> the former campaign manager for the president cory lewandowski says he will testify for congress in the impeachment proceedings against the president. what does he know? democrats plenty to vote on new gun control measures including a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. can republicans vote yes? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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philadelphia and as the judiciary committee is returning to come back early to vote on measures to produce gun violence, one of the members of the judiciary committee dell t democratic congresswoman mad lean dean is with me. appreciate your time. >> thank you for having me. >> people called for congress to go back early and you're going back a few days. the measures are a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. have you heard from republicans on your committee congresswoman dean that say they will vote yes? >> i have not been in contact at this point and i'm very happy to hear the president say over and over again background checks. what he could do is simply call upon mitch mcconnell to come on back now and pass hr 8 and hr 1112 which we the house passed in february of this year. universal background checks and closing of the charleston
loophole but i'm very pleased. i was eager among the members of the committee, the democratic members to come back early to continue to do more work to pass more bills. so we're going to be in september 4th marking up three bills. >> so let me ask you because you mentioned the background checks and he has repeatedly talked about background checks. especially after the horrible massacres in el paso and dayton, here he is. >> we need intelligence background checks. we have tremendous support for really common sense, sensible, important background checks. i think we can do very meaningful background checks. background checks. background checks. >> those were just six congresswoman dean of the 18 times trump used the term as he was questioned by reporters but that slowed down yesterday. he mentioned it only once before the campaign rally.
here is how he put it. >> i support strong meaningful background checks. >> do you think that he is as committed as he sounded when he was saying it all the time. he's not saying it consistently the way he's talking about other things like mental health. >> it's very hard to tell the genuine nature of the president's belief on this issue. i believe he should have called upon mitch mcconnell immediately to have taken up the bills we sent. this is a question of common humanity. think of what happened in philadelphia two days ago. a man with an assault-style weapon shot more than 100 rounds into a community wounding six police officers holding up hostage civilians upstairs in that house two other police officers also trapped in that house for hours. it is a miracle that no one died
and i credit the philadelphia police and all the first responders for extraordinary heroic work keeping everybody safe. how can this president not recognize what 90% of americans recognize? background checks work every gun transfer should be subject to a background check. >> and before we go, quickly, corey lewandowski going before your committee and says he's happy to do it and jerry nadler described them to me, are you glad about that, surprised? >> pleased that he'll becoming forward. he needs to come forward and tell an important story. if you remember in july of 2017, when president trump recognized, realized and it was reported he was now under investigation for possible obstruction overjuf ju july 14th, he called upon corey lewandowski twice that week to please come in. he was not a staffer. come on in and be sure to tell
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>> who at amazon hears what i tell alexa when i'm talking to her? >> a small group of people who do some ground truthing. they take some small subsets to train the models that go back into improving speech technology. >> there are people on the other end. >> antonio petit is one of them. during his switch-month contract at amazon, petit analyzed alexa commands gone wrong to improve the technology. he now works in artificial intelligence at microsoft. >> amazon is listening to what you tell alexa, not in any type of way. everything they do is based on quality assurance. people should know that. that's something that's definitely not advertised. >> what do you say to those folks that think oh my gosh,
someone is listening to me? >> it's important for customers to understand that we're not listening to them. it's a very, very small percentage that is carved off for insuring that the models do what they are supposed to do. >> don't miss poppy harlow's special report, the age of amazon tonight at 9:00. "a.c. 360" starts right now. good evening. the end of another difficult and turbulent week with what president trump is doing to calm the waters, heal the divisions and giving people a reason to believe things will be better if we can pull together. i'm kidding. today one of the two congresswomen he persuaded the israeli government to keep out of the country as part of the vendetta against him turned down an offer to visit her grandmother on the west bank the congresswoman talib said no to conditions that would have barred her from airing