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stephanie, appreciate it. thank you. stay with us. our coverage on cnn continues right now. happening now, breaking news. landmark decision. an oklahoma judge finds johnson & johnson more than half a million dollars for the opioid crisis to relieve the impact of the epidemic which has ravaged the state. tilting and windmills. trump departs the g7 with a trail of falsehoods and said china called to make a deal and that is news to china and he skips a climate environment meeting. president trump goes off on president obama blaming him for the ouster from g 8 and saying
he was outsmarted by vladimir putin. and okay doral. president trump declares his own doral golf club in florida could be the next place to hold the g7 summit which the u.s. is slated to host while suggesting he won't make money if the event were held there. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. breaking news, an oklahoma judge has ordered johnson & johnson to pay more than half a billion dollars for its role in the state's opioid crisis. it could be the tip of an iceberg in cases against drugmakers. johnson & johnson said it will appeal. also tonight, president trump is on his way back from the g7 summit where he left key allies and onlookers dizzy as he shifted positions on critical issues. with this trade war raging, the president claimed that chinese officials have reached out
seeking to make a deal but china hasn't confirmed any such calls. even though russia was kicked out of what was then the g-8 for annexing crimea, the president said he would consider inviting vladimir putin to next year's summit suggesting it should be held at his miami-area golf club. after talking tough on iran the president flipped and said there is a really good chance, his words, he could meet with iran's president. and with the amazon burning, president trump was missing when the allies gathered to discuss the climate crisis leaving an empty chair. i'll speak with senator mazie hirono and our correspondents and analysts will have the top stories. first a landmark decision, an oklahoma judge has ordered johnson & johnson to pay $572 million for its part in the opioid epidemic ravaging the state. cnn's alexandria field is in oklahoma for us. tell us about this decision.
>> reporter: wolf, you cannot overstate the significance of it. it appears the state of oklahoma has just written the playbook that dozens of other states could follow in seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for fuelling the opioid epidemic. in court today the judge said that the state had made its case that johnson & johnson had created a public nuisance and the tate argued that the pharmaceutical company cost the state of oklahoma billion dollars, devastating thousands of lives. the judge seemed to be of that opinion as well. talking about the misleading marketing practices of johnson & johnson and an epidemic ravaging this state through death and addiction and in the end the state was pursuing a $17.2 billion settlement against johnson & johnson but the judge orders that johnson & johnson pay $572 million. less than the state wanted. but it appears that is the amount that the judge feels is necessary for one year of abatement statewide. those are prevention, addiction and relief services for those
who have suffered as a result of this epidemic. but again, wolf, the implications of this ruling far greater than the state alone. first of all, johnson & johnson said they will appeal and they have closely followed state and federal laws and they defend the use of their painkillers for proper prescribed purposes and they say they're being made a scapegoat but there are thousands of claims right now against pharmaceutical companies and people who say that those companies need to be held responsible in the way they were held responsible today right here in oklahoma. >> very important decision indeed in oklahoma. alexandria thanks very much. and meanwhile president trump is heading home from the g7 summit in france. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jim acosta. the president has left behind a lot of confusion where you are over there. >> reporter: that's right, wolf. throughout the g7 summit the president and his team have offered conflicting and false statements on a range of topics, from china to russia to climate change. isolated and alone on the world stage, the president wasn't leading at this g7 summit.
but he was misleading. the g7 proved to be a slippery summit for president trump after days of rattling world markets in his trade war with china, the president made conflicting claims that officials in beijing were reaching out to his administration to ease tensions. >> i very much appreciate the tact that -- the fact they came out late last night and they said they want to make a deal under calm circumstances. >> reporter: the president tarted the day saying they received assuring calls from chinese officials but they said he was exaggerating. >> we have gotten calls and very big, productive calls. they mean business. they want to be able to make a deal. >> reporter: later in the day the president didn't want to talk about whether the calls had occurred. >> i don't want to talk about the calls. we've had calls. we've had calls at the highest level but i don't want to talk about that. >> reporter: mr. trump pointed to his treasury secretary.
>> secretary mnuchin is here. >> both sides are talking. >> but there were phone calls? >> numerous calls. >> reporter: that follows confusion followed by the president over the weekend when he seemed to say he was having second thoughts about his trade war. >> mr. president, any thoughts on the escalating trade war about china. >> yeah, sure, why not. >> a comment the white house walked back. >> it sounds like you're both trying to clean up what the president was saying -- >> we're not cleaning anything up. >> reporter: on whether put inwill be at the next summit, he danced around the fact it was punishment for moscow's action in ukraine. >> president obama was thought happy this happened because it was embarrassing to him, right. it was very embarrassing to him. and he wanted russia to be out of the -- what was called the g-8. and that was his determination. he was outsmarted by putin. >> reporter: but that is not true. and mr. trump got testy when he was called out for it.
>> i know you like president obama, but it was annexed during president obama's -- >> reporter: the president was evasive on whether he would meet with the iran president too. >> he's a great negotiator. but he -- i think he's going to want to meet. i think iran wants to get this situation straightened out. >> reporter: and perhaps the most lasting image, mr. trump was missing in action on climate change. skipping a meeting devoted to the global challenge. the white house claimed the president was absent because he had meetings with leaders from germany and india. but that is also not true. those leaders were at the climate meeting. asked about his past skepticism of climate change something he's called a chinese hoax, mr. president trump bragged about the u.s. energy industry. >> and i'm flot -- i'm not going to lose that wealth on dreams and windmills which frankly aren't working too well. i'm not going to lose. it and i'm an environmentalist. a lot of people don't understand that. >> reporter: the president flat out re fused to say whether he
believes that climate change is happening as he >> what about climate change -- >> reporter: and the president told another falsehood at the news conference claiming at one point that the first lady met with north korean dictator kim jong-un and that is also not true. the first lady has never met with kim jong-un and the white house was forced to issue a statement clarifying the record, wolf. >> jim acosta on the scene for us. thank you very much. let's get some more on this. let's bring in our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. what, if anything, do you think the president accomplished at this g7 summit? >> well, it is not clear anything really. g7 summit should be something of a diplomatic lay-up. you're meeting with your closest allies in the g7. should it at least be achievable to come to agreement on one or a handful of issues but what we see is on the primary national security and foreign policy challenges facing the u.s. and europe today, there is very public disagreement.
the iran nuclear deal front and center but also russia's readmission to g-7, open disagreement on that. the china trade war, trump being pressed by his allies and also have become his own allies have become the target of the trump trade war tariffs, et cetera, targeted europe as well and then of course on climate change, no agreement, very public disagreement. and here is another measure of this. this is president trump's third g-7 summit. on each of the issues the president has not moved his allies one iota. the europeans staying very much in lock step with the iran nuclear deal and finding ways around u.s. penalties on iran. climate change certainly trump the odd man out. the trade war has not won over any fans in europe. and on russia, though president trump pushed this idea for some time and he left there with no new accolades to his plan to
welcome russia back in as jim acosta noted he was kicked out because the whole group decides that russia had annexed illegally and invaded crimea and no movement after the third summit for the president. >> what struck you about the president's news conference earlier in the day? >> i think if you look at the last 24 hours, but even the last 72 hours, the president misled on a whole host of consequential issues. we made a rough list of it because it is worth recounting because the president's words have value. white house gave a false excuse for skipping the climate meeting. those two other leaders and the german and indian leader were there so this is not the reason for the president not being there. trump said china called to restart talks and redefined that later saying he was simply reading a statement from a chinese leader and the white house changed the explanation of the president having second
thoughts saying -- and the white house saying that was second thoughts about whether he was tough enough on china and he said g7 want to readmit russia and the public comments do not support that and he said that g-7 leaders asked him about the u.s. media and referred to them as the fake news media and there was no evidence of that either. of course he claimed it was all about obama on crimea when the g-7 was united and unanimous in kicking russia out in 2014. he said the first lady got to know kim jong-un. she's never met him before. the white house had to clarify that. finally trump claimed that it will lose $3 billion to the $5 billion on the presidency and nothing to corroborate and he claimed as well as jim acosta noted that he would make no money from the g-7 next year being at his own private golf club. of course he owns the golf club and that money would go to the golf club's coffers. the president's words matter on the international stage and i might argue they matter more and the president said a whole host of false and misleading things
during the course of the last few days. >> langley list the-- lengthy l there. thank you, jim. and joining us now congresswoman her owna. let's begin with the press conference. he said china wants to make a deal to end the trade war. do you see any sign of that >> you never know with the president because i think just a few days ago he said that xi jinping was an enemy of the people and now xi jinping is a great leader. so as your prior commentator said you have to make a list of the misleading and outright lies that the president perpetuates even at the level of a g-7 meeting with other world leaders. so what he does is he continues to diminish u.s. credibility and influence throughout the world by his erratic and unpredictable behavior.
as far as the deals with china, we'll have to see. >> as you know -- >> that is what he says. we'll see what happens. >> there are plenty of democrats, you're a democrat, who agree with the president that china's trade practices, intellectual property being stolen need to be confronted. >> yes. >> how should the u.s. do that without hurting the u.s. economy? >> by being reasonable and rational about what we want to do and how we want to accomplish things but not by unilateral tweets. china is playing a long game. they look at a whole government approach. 50 years is a long game. the president plays a tweet game. so this is how he conducts foreign policy. and, yes, we acknowledge there are issues that we have with china in terms of intellectual properties, et cetera. well, there are rational ways of addressing these concerns: this is not what the president does. >> and he made the case for letting russia back into the g-7
without preconditions. once again becoming the g-8. what message would that send to the world? >> the message that sends to the world is that a country like russia i would say that president putin is really happy with the kind of support he gets from president trump as would two other world leaders, xi jinping and kim jong-un. the president has an affinity toward these kind of leaders. so once again he -- the president blames obama, president obama for the so-called annexation or takeover of crimea from russia but nothing could be further from the truth and yet he continues to push it out. this man has a major obsession with president obama and all of president obama's policies, including, by the way, his inability to face up on -- unwillingness to face up to the fact that climate change is here and even to the point of -- what an embarrassment to say he missed a climate change meeting because he was having talks with
angela merkel and modi of india and both of them were at the meeting. >> we showed the picture of the empty chair at the summit. at that moment there were g-6, not g-7 leaders there. under what circumstances, senator, if any, would you support reinstating russia into the g-7 and making it once again the g-8? >> maybe they should give crimea back. but i think that for the president to keem go -- to keep going on and after the other leaders, we don't get to select who should be in the g-7 or g-8 all by ourselves even if the president wants to do that. there are other members of g-7 and -- g-6 members and i don't think they're eager to welcome russia back because they're the ones who took the position that russia should we kicked out of the g-8. >> in another dramatic moment at the news conference today the president signaled that he would
be willing to meet with hassan rouhani. do you think a meeting with the iranian leadership like that could be productive? >> i would have major concerns if this president -- president trump going into the meeting because, remember, he's the one that blew up the iranian nuclear deal even if our european allies do not want him to do that. so i think it is very dangerous for the president to go and meet with any world leader at this point because we don't know what they're going to talk about and there is usually a massive lack of preparation and for something as important as meeting with iranian leader, i would say that i would have major concerns unless our allies are also involved and engaged. >> senator hirono, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. i just want to do one shout out. i'm in hawaii. i want to give a shout out to our hawaii little legal teams doing great at the world series. >> good luck to that little league team. nice shoutout. thank you very much, senator,
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president trump right now heading back to washington after standing alone creating confusion, serious confusion at the g7 summit in france. let's dig deeper with experts and analysts. sean turner, on so many of the critical issues, whether the iran nuclear deal, the trade war, the climate crisis, the president seemed to be outside, seemed to be isolated on the global stage right now. what are the consequences of that? >> yeah, wolf, i think if we continue down this path the consequences of this -- are potentially devastating. looking at this through a national security lens, when the president refuses to engage on these edge -- these legitimate national security issues he's sending a message to the world that the united states is no longer interested in leading with the global community as we deal with the pressing global
challenges and what we'll continue to see and continue to see either leaders like macron and russia try to work to fill that void as we move forward. with someone like russia, they look to fill that overtly and covertly behind the scenes biockying and moving the pieces around on the international table so this will come down to the next president to look at how much damage has been done with regard to our position on the national stage and to try to restore our position once donald trump is no longer in office. >> at the g7 summit, bianna, the president repeatedly suggested woe like russia back in the g7 to make it once again the g-8. what do you think? what are the consequences of that? >> well, look, given how unpredictable this administration and this president are throughout the summits over the past few years, the one predictable angle has been the sympathy that president trump does compress toward vladimir putin would i wish i could say i was surprised by the president saying that he wishes
that russia would be reentering back into the g8. this is something that he expressed last year as well. look, at some point it may make sense for russia to re-enter but they have to pay a price. right now annexing an independent country and invading the country where they are still holding some 24 ukrainian soldiers when they took over three vessels remember last year in international waters, they have not paid a price for any of that. other than obviously internal unrest that you've seen over the past few months. you've seen continued demonstrations throughout russia. there is more unrest with the economy. many predicting that russia will be facing a recession soon. a lot of disappointment with vladimir putin's leadership in the country. you see a huge disparity -- income disparity in the country and instead of the united states focusing on that and seizing on that vulnerability that vladimir putin is really facing and isolating him even more and
making him finally have to deal with a lot of his actions, instead the president seems to be looking over all of that and instead wanting to embrace him which is something we've seen him do time and time again. the ome other european country which is sympathetic to this is italy which we know has accepted a lot -- this government in particular has accepted a lot of russian money and has led to a lot of corruption internally. >> chris, the image that he projected at the g7 summit, is that the image he wants to project going into his re-election campaign? >> yeah. i mean i know he gave a quote that said i don't do anything for politics. i only do what is right. you could reverse that potentially but i don't think -- i don't think that quote is true. i think he's acutely aware of the fact that being disliked by the leaders of -- say he's not disliked -- not a part of the club, the g7, whether it is in germany or france or the u.k., is a good thing for his base politics. now i always say that on one
hand. on the other hand, i continue to believe and the polling suggests that you could not -- donald trump could not win with his base alone. he seems committed to this path. the last 48 hours is an example of that. but the numbers suggest if everyone who comprises his base votes for him he still -- he still doesn't have enough votes. >> what is your big takeaway from the g7. >> two things. one is america's increasing isolation from our strongest allies, right. the g-6 and then the united states. so there was a lot of internal differences among the countries under the obama and bush administration but now we see an alignment of those countries sort of teaming up against us because trump -- because of the way that trump presents america on the world stage. so on climate change, on iran, on russia -- >> on trade. >> on trade. it's trump against our allies. he didn't even show up for an
important climate session. and then the second thing is every president comes in -- most presidents come in novice and they might not understand things like the g-7 or the world organizations. but they get better by their third year. and they make some mistakes and gaffes the first year, this happened with obama and bush, but by a few years into it, when they're representing the country, they kind of get it. and they become better diplomats. i don't think you could say the same yet about trump when he goes abroad. >> and very quickly, the thing to ryan's point, the thing so radical about president trump and bush, clinton and obama, they had an interest in getting better. he does not. there is no impetuous or drive for him to get better. he likes being the odd man out. >> everybody stick around. there is more to discuss. and we will right after this quick break. [music playing] (vo) this is the averys.
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we're back with our experts and -- our analysts. and sean turner, these are trump g7 misstatements and lies and distortions made at the g-7. what is the impact of this only global stage? >> look, this is devastating to our relationships with our partners and allies because what this does is creates a constant sense of uncertainty across the world about whether or not our partners and allies can depend on and believe in what the president says and clearly they
now know that is not the case. there is another part to this, wolf, that is interesting for people to consider. it is usually the case that when you have the white house coming out with misstatements or saying things they need to be held accountable for or explain, the forum to do that are the white house press briefings and i think that one of the reasons that we're seeing just this kind of blatant and direct misstatements across the board and why people feel like they can do it is because they're not standing up in the white house at the podium and letting journalists hold them accountable and ask them to clarify these statements. they're simply putting them out and letting them take root and causing people to be misled. >> i'm curious, bianna, he claims he will lose $3 billion to $5 billion as a result of being president of the united states. do you see -- he hasn't backed that up with any evidence but do you see any explanation, possible explanation for those kind of figures? >> it goes back to this
president quite frankly being the sorest loser -- the sorest winner. it is from the day he won the election to -- to every single time there is a headline that he views uc views -- unfavorably that he's a victim and this is one of the situations and he always follows up with saying, oh, but it is worth the pain or the suffering because i love this country more than anything. i don't think we've ever seen a president quite play this song along the way president trump has and i'm not sure where he's getting those figures from. i don't think that is a priority for the majority of americans either. but i will go back to the graphic you just put up about these untruths. and the constant barrage of fake news any time the president or the administration doesn't like a headline that the u.s. media puts out because what happens, it's dangerous on multiple layers. most importantly when you have a situation like you have now with the trade dispute with china,
authoritarian dictatorship and they are saying, no, we didn't reach out and we're in a position to know who to believe. i don't believe the last time wee we've been put into the situation where we don't believe the united states or a authoritarian regime and the same thing happened with the russian government as well so i think for the president's short-term advantage point he may view it as a victory or points amongst his base on a longer term time frame for the u.s. public not to believe the u.s. media is something that is going to be damaging not only to this administration, but obviously to our democracy as a whole. >> he keeps going after president obama. he blames president obama for the russian invasion of ukraine and annexation of crimea but we're hearing more about of this criticism of his predecessor in. >> yeah. he is someone that there is truth in the counter puncher. i think he's also a puncher and
counter puncher. but he needs a foil. he doesn't have -- there is not a -- outside of maybe a little bit on trade and protectionism, there is not really a course that beliefs that donald trump holds so there is not a lot of things he believes in. he acts in opposition to other people. could i make one other point on what bianna said. i'm stunned and our colleague daniel dale make this is point and it is important, i'm stunned by the administration and the president lie about the dumbest stuff. melania and kim jong-un have a great relationship. it would be odd if they had met. they've never met. he didn't go to the climate change thing because he was meet -- doing bilateral sessions with india and germany. there is a picture of angela merkel and the prime minister of india -- it is so rooted in who he is. he just does not tell the truth on -- and to be honest, if you lie about dumb stuff, you lie about big things. and even if you don't lie about
big things we never know when you're telling the truth. >> often liars that are really good are very precise in lies. because they're conscious of what they are -- when they are telling the truth and when they are lying. trump is different. he's more of a -- and this is not in any way to let him off the hook. more of a b.s.er. so when he says something it corresponds to the truth but nothing kengting the two things in his mind and this is why they lie about such stupid things. it is just a constant stream of whatever works in the situation. >> stick around. there is more news we're following. includingaw including -- including elizabeth warren crowds and where does he place on the 2020 hopeful. was embarrassing. my joints... they hurt. the pain and swelling. the tenderness. the psoriasis. i had to find something that worked on all of this.
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argument and delivering the message to some of the largest crowds yet of the 2020 campaign. in seattle on sunday -- >> we need to pay attention to what's been broken -- not just in the last year, but what has been broken for decades. >> reporter: and last week in st. paul, minnesota, warren drawing thousands and thousands. in a sign of rising enthusiasm and growing curiosity about her candidacy. >> that is what i'm seeing in the crowds. people who are all in. >> reporter: it is a subtle though unmistakable contrast with joe biden whose audiences have been far smaller. yet biden is still leading the democratic field by most metrics. as he insists he's the strongest candidate to defeat president trump. he's not calling for a revolution. but rather hoping to make the race a referendum on trump. >> it is going to take a movement. it has to be a movement grounded in our values and our ideals that define us as a country. and they're being crushed.
>> reporter: the 2020 contest has been remarkably stable throughout the summer. but campaign advisers tell cnn they believe the race could be far more fluid heading into the fall. a new monmouth university poll today shows a three-way fight with warren, bernie sanders and biden at the top of the field. yet that survey stands in contrast to a cnn poll last week that showed biden with a double-digit lead over sanders and warren. sanders is also drawing impressive crowds just like he did in 2016. a remainder that crowd sizes did not always translate to victory. but then, like now, the fight for the nomination is framed about whether a progressive or more moderate approach offers the best chance of winning back the white house. that divide on critical issues like health care on clear displace between montana governor steve bullock and new york city mayor bill de blasio at back-to-back cnn town halls sunday night. >> i don't think the best thing to do would be to start all
over. i don't want to take away 165 million people that have employer-sponsored health care and take it away. >> there should not be an american who doesn't have insurance or health care. that should be a thing of the past. >> reporter: now the competition between elizabeth warren and joe biden is intensifying. ideologically the two of them represent the big choices facing the party. a progressive or more of a pragmatic choice. so far they've rarely interacted on the campaign but, wolf, that could soon change. we find out who makes the september debate stage later this week. that could put both of them side-by-side. >> we'll see what happens on that front. thank you jeff zeleny for that report. coming up, president trump claims his aides scoured the country trying to find the perfect place for the next g7 summit. turns out it is one of his own resorts. i have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
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doral golf club could be enormous. at times, it wasn't clear if he was playing president or pitchman. >> the ballrooms are among the biggest in florida and the best. it's brand-new. >> reporter: today at the g-7, president trump sang the praises of his resort at the trump international doral golf course in miami, actively promoting it as a possible site for the g-7 summit next year, suggesting it had the perfect hotel accommodations to talk nuclear nonproliferation. >> with doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings, we call them bungalows. they each hold from 50 to 70 very luxurious rooms, with magnificent views. we have incredible conference rooms, incredible restaurants. each country can have their own villa or their own bungalow. >> reporter: it's not the first time president trump has openly beamed about one of his favorite properties. >> this is now the hottest resort of its kind anywhere in the united states. >> reporter: but today the president insisted that
suggesting doral wasn't his idea. saying administration officials looked at 12 places around the u.s. and nothing came close to his own resort. >> some were two hours from an airport, some were four hours. they were so far away. some didn't allow this or they didn't allow that. >> reporter: among those endorsing the location, trump said, were secret service officials. anthony chopa, a former assistant secret service director, who planned security for inaugurations, says securing such an enormous location is a serious challenge for the secret service. >> well, some of the unique problems in a place like that is access. you know, who has access. how do you control access? you know, how close can people come to the event. >> reporter: doral is a sprawling expanse. four golf courses, the site of several big tournaments, nearly 650 guest rooms and several villas on about 800 acres. choppa says doral is to large, in fact, and the threat of people sneaking on to the grounds is so worrisome that the secret service may have to
section it off. >> the golf course is one section. that's going to be viewed separate from the actual meeting site, separate from the arrival site, separate from the parking site, separate from where protesters might come. >> reporter: there are also questions tonight over whether the president is trying to save a struggling trump brand while hosting world leaders. this spring, financial records obtained by "the washington post" showed net operating income at doral, which trump bought in 2012 and restored, fell by 69% from 2015 to 2017 when trump became president, one of several indications that his presidency may have taken the shine off of his gold-covered portfolio. >> whether it's his golf courses, his resorts or his showcase building in new york's fifth avenue, in each case we see that there's been an impact where people do not want to do business in a place with -- that carries the name of someone who they vehemently disagree with. >> reporter: today the president denied he's trying to boost his
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