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alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it's friday, november 8th. 6:00 here in new york. alisyn is away. bian bianna golodryga is here this morning. the michael bloomberg is preparing to join the democratic race for president. now in november. this after declining to jump in several months ago. cnn has learned he spoke with the dnc last night. so what moved the 77-year-old to reconsider? what does it say about joe biden and the current faeield of contenders? >> and what does the president think about this too? >> we also have major developments ahead of next
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week's televised impeachment hearings. mick mulvaney subpoenaed to testify this morning. but no surprise here, he is not expected to appear. also a lawyer for the whistle-blower sending a cease and desist letter to the white house demanding that president trump stop attacking his client saying that it's putting his client in danger. >> september when crucial military aid was being held up by the administration, ukraine's president was preparing to bow to the president's demands and announce an investigation into biden in an interview with fareed zakaria. george kent testified he saw president trump's demands for ukraine to initiate politically motivated prosecutions as corrupt. that's big. we're going to begin with the democratic race for president and what david axelrod described as the thunder clap.
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michael bloomberg getting in. >> no surprise that michael bloomberg wants to be president. but what is somewhat surprising is he may jump in this late. now that biden is struggling, bloomberg sees a potential path for another centrist. former businessman michael bloomberg preparing for a potential 2020 run. a spokesperson tells cnn that bloomberg will file necessary paperwork to get on the democratic primary ballot in alabama. that's despite suggesting earlier this year that he was ruling out a presidential run. >> when you look at the layout of who's going to vote and where the country is, i would be very unlikely to get re-elected -- to get elected, but in the private sector, i can make a difference. >> reporter: while bloomberg is filing now to meet the state's early deadline, he has yet to make a final decision on entering the race. >> he's a phenomenal
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entrepreneur and businessman. >> reporter: he's reconsidering the run because of his adversary president trump. >> i'm a new yorker and i know a con when i see one. >> reporter: cnn has learned that bloomberg is concerned that the democrats in the race can't defeat the president. that includes former vice president joe biden. bloomberg also eyeing senator warren's rise in the polls. a source telling cnn he certainly disagrees with a lot of what she's put out there, but he thinks she's smart and has put a lot of thought into her policies. progressive democratic candidates speaking out against the potential rival who forbes says his worth about $52 billio. stating more billionaires seeking more political power surely isn't the change america needs. >> it's not enough just to have somebody come in. anybody. and say they're going to buy this election. >> reporter: senator warren also
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tweeting out her tax calculator for billionaires. under warren's tax plan, it figures bloomberg would pay over $3 billion. now, of course, bloomberg hasn't made a final decision, but a source reminded me last night that bloomberg likes to take big risks. the next thing i'm watching for, whether or not he files in other states like next week. according to everything i'm hearing, he will. >> he doesn't have much time to do that too. another big headline this morning. we're going to talk more about it. >> we'll know all this in the next seven days. i don't think you file in alabama unless yourself going to run. >> i like that thunder clap. well, you've never been described this way, but one person surely has. how about this for a description? it's like showing up at a nursing home and finding your elderly uncle running pantless across the courtyard and yelling loudly. >> only because i don't swear. >> you would never be described that way.
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so we have new details this morning about michael bloomberg preparing to enter the presidential race. he plans to file to be on the ballot in alabama. the reason for alabama is the deadline there is today. he has to do it by now. cnn has learned that bloomberg spoke with the head of the dnc
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last night. he's been making all kinds of calls. joining us now "the new york times" reporter who broke this story alex burns. congratulations. you broke this wide open yesterday afternoon. why? what does michael bloomberg see today that he didn't see a few months ago? >> well, the biggest change from march when he announced he would not run for president is back then he looked at this race, did a lot of polling and concluded joe biden is just too popular. he is dominant in that centrist lane and there's not a space for a guy like me. that's not what bloomberg sees today. he has been doing consistent polling in recent weeks to examine this race, to see if there's an opening, to check in on the state of the field. he sees biden as much, much weaker than the start of the year. though not by any means a cooked goose. and he looks at the lefty candidates in the primary and says i don't think people can win the general election here. some of this may be bloomberg
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always wanted to run for president looking for reasons to run for president. but he is seeing reasons he didn't see at the begin og the year. >> you talk about him worried that biden is losing in popularity. mike bloomberg is not very popular in this country either. why not take his vast wealth and support one of the other moderate candidates? like amy klobuchar or michael bennett? >> he's never done anything like that at that level, right? including in virginia just this last week. but he has never said, i believe so strongly in this one other person and their presidential ambitions that i'm going to spend a billion dollars electing somebody else. and on a human level you can kind of understand that. >> was he emboldened in what he saw his money could do? kate bolduan a few weeks ago interviewed him and he said he wouldn't be able to make a difference. how did we see such a huge change? >> and that was money to fight gun violence. >> i think what he has seen over
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the last couple years is that his message resonates in the moderate areas of the country that he believes democrats need to win in order to win general elections. places like the suburbs of northern virginia. places including in some red states where there are suburban districts and precincts like in kentucky this week that helped flip that -- appears to have helped flip that governors race to the democrats. i don't know he looks at the results in virginia and says that's the sign i needed in order to run for president, but he has been getting closer and closer just on a personal level to the democratic party establishment. he has become such a core funder of the democrats at every level of the ballot. at the federal level, state, and some local elections as well. and i do think he and his advisers believe there's a level of good will attached to bloomberg at least in circles that he's not going to get a uniformly hostile reception in this race. >> there was that good will until about 4:30 when you published your story and this became real. so what's the path that they see?
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>> well, it's a challenging path. there's no question about that. that he is not a natural fit culturally for a whole lot of the states early on the primary map. his best bet is to make some kind of a move in new hampshire which is a somewhat more moderate state. allows to vote in primary parties. this message of being an outsider that has not been an ideological kind of guy could get him some traction there. but the reality of his immense personal wealth is that he doesn't necessarily need to win an early state in order to press forward in the race. that for basically anybody else in this race except for tom steyer the other billionaire, a lesser billionaire. >> tom steyer is chump change. >> single digit billionaire. >> with the exception of tom steyer, everybody else besides again the lefty candidates needs to do very well in those early states in order to have the financial support to compete in
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the really big expensive supertuesday states like california and texas. we know bernie sanders will have the resources to do that. looks very much like sanders will is the resources to do that. if you are a joe biden, it's tough to compete in california if you haven't done well in the early states and texas as well. if you're michael bloomberg, you look to do something in new hampshire to not embarrass yourself in the early states. then you do have the money to make a big bet on super tuesday. >> how much money? let's put it up. >> can't get enough of this graphic. so we're talking about the wars between the billionaires. bloomberg, $52 billion. versus trump's net worth of $3.1 billion. we have not heard yet from president trump on bloomberg's news. i'm sure we will get a tweet imminently. what does that graphic do to president trump? >> i think for the president, a bunch of different levels that's scary in a general election. i think there's all kinds of more -- deeper emotional things it probably does to president trump. but on a practical level, it's scary to think about going up
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against that in a general election. money is one of the few assets that president trump has over the democrats right now in this campaign. and in an election against mike bloomberg, not only can bloomberg wipe that out with niz own personal checkbook, but those donors probably do not side with him over bloomberg. >> terrific break yesterday. thanks for being with us this morning. we'll have much more time to talk about bloomberg entering the race and how the constituencies don't line up as perfectly as some might assume. >> we have not heard from joe biden. he hasn't weighed in on that either. former vice president joe biden will take questions from iowa voters in a special cnn town hall next monday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. we can be sure he will address this issue as well. you scratch your back, i scratch yours. that's the way one witness describes rudy giuliani's dealings with ukraine. we'll break down what else we have learned from a top state department official. also a new possible defense of
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all right. breaking overnight, house investigators subpoenaing president trump's acting chief of staff mick mulvaney. mulvaney is scheduled to testify this morning, but no surprise here he is not expected to appear. joining us now cnn political commentator joe lockhart. and carrie cordero.
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so what do you make of the fact mick mulvaney was subpoenaed especially given what he said on the podium that there's nothing wrong and get over it. get over the quid pro quo. >> i think if mick mulvaney testified which i agree he won't, he fills you in on two important things. one is the president's role in directing this policy. chief of staff traditionally is in the oval office half the day and implementing the orders of the president. the second thing is just exactly what happened with between mulvaney and omb. because that is what held the the president can say all he wants hold the money up and other people can weigh in. omb actually disperses the money. those are two key pieces to the puzzle. >> it's interesting to me that the democrats were calling mulvaney. he's not going to show. because mulvaney appears in new reporting in "the washington post" this morning which is yet a new -- yet a new republican
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defense of the president which is essentially it wasn't the president, it was these other guys doing bad things. let me read a clip of that to you. most of the testimony against trump is based on faulty second hand about whether sondland, giuliani, and mulvaney were representing the president or freelancing to produce their own agendas. the gop's effectively offering up the three to be fall guys. >> well, rudy giuliani took care of that on twitter two days ago when he said i was acting solely in the defense interests of my client donald trump. so, you know, i'm paraphrasing his tweet, but he has said very clearly, i was there doing donald trump's business. and there are now witness after witness after witness who has said that this was a coordinated effort amongst them. i think it is -- it's a talking point if they're going to try to put some distance in between
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rudy giuliani and this effort, but it is it is absolutely clear from the president's own phone call with president zelensky that has been released. there's only so far they can say don't believe what we're all seeing in print and from transcripts. >> right. yet another defense from republicans. we haven't seen the president sign onto this defense, right? just like there was no quid pro quo from the president standpoint. maybe there was quid pro quo, but it's not impeachable, right? where does this go forward from here given that the president may want to protect rudy giuliani given what rudy giuliani himself has tweeted about the president? he may not be the right person to throw under the bus. >> well, you know, the president isn't the most loyal person. so i wouldn't be particularly surprised if he does try to put distance to self preserve himself in his position. look. congress is going to go to open public hearings next week. and they have some key witnesses. and i don't think they need a mick mulvaney or rudy giuliani
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who's going to come in and have a circus-like atmosphere who is going to be belligerent with members of congress. what they need is the key fact witnesses, the individuals who have been in public service for decade who are credible and who are going to be able to tell the american public what the actual story was. >> and next week that's ambassador william taylor, that's george kent we heard from yesterday, and yovanovitch. let me read to you some of kent's deposition. potus wanted nothing less than zelensky to say investigations, biden, and clinton. and giuliani at that point had been carrying on a campaign for weeks. so this was a continuation of his campaign of lies. to me what george kent did in his deposition was to explain why he thinks it's wrong. t that it's wrong and why it's wrong. how does george kent get to
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that? >> well, i think it's context to all of this. i like to say it's not a victimless crime. there was -- i think they'll argue no one was hurt. but there are victims. the state department. the career foreign service officers were summaried and, you know, their careers were ruined. the ukraine military desperately needed this aid. this war is going on. and, you know, there are -- there were lived at stake while we were planning personal politics. so i think he kind of fills in the blank of why we should care about this. and that they were using the office for personal, political gain. and that's the piece they have to make in the hearings. >> it's not a shadow foreign policy what this is.
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doing some work for it. all right. thank you very much. in a new book, an anonymous trump administration official likens president trump's crisis management to a, quote, 12-year-old in an air traffic control tower pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately. this portrait of the president next. rotein. that's why they're my go-to snack while i get back in shape. that one's broken.
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we do have a developing story for you this morning. "the washington post" has released new details about the book written by anonymous, this anonymous writer who claims to be a senior trump administration official.
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one of the many claims the author makes, quote, senior trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a midnight self-massacre to sound a public alarm about president trump's conduct. but they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government. i think we want to read more of the excerpts. first, it's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food. you're stunning, amused, and embarrassed all at the same time. only your uncle probably wouldn't do it every single day and your words weren't broadcast to the public. >> then there's this one. trump is like a 12-year-old in an air traffic control tower pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately
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indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway. >> she was wrong to write this essay last year or suggest that he or she was a guardrail against the president. quote, i was wrong about the quiet resistance inside the trump administration. unelect eed bureaucrats were ner going to steer him in the right path in the long run. he is who he is. ooh. that's a lot from this unnamed person. >> it really is. that last excerpt to me is the most revealing one. i've not read this book, but i'm curious how many interspection this is. that argument they made in the op-ed a year ago was widely discussed and made a big splash in the political world. wow, are there these people inside the government steering trump in the right direction. is it the noble thing to do to keep yourself anonymous and do what you can to put government on the right track? i am curious how the author reconciles this that there's no
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such thing as a -- i still think it's important my name not be out there. >> if i could read one more excerpt from this. as we're entering the election year, so much focus is on women, on women voters. will they turn against the president given his language and things he said in the past? and here's something from the book that may question that as well. i've sat and listened in uncomfortable silence as he talked about the woman's appearance and performance. he questions the tough ness of women. he uses sweet tie and honey to address professionals. hillary clinton tried to go down this debate in 2016. will this be different? >> you know, i don't know. i agree with alex that the previous excerpt was the most interesting and revealing. we know this about donald trump. everything in that, you know, as offensive as that is, there is nothing new revealing.
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he has all his life acted this way. you know, if you -- that's nothing compared to the "access hollywood" tape and the public seems to shrug. it's -- i don't know the answer to that. >> the white house has responded. you know, the white house which doesn't talk much responded specifically to this. stephanie grisham put out a statement saying, quote, the coward who wrote this book didn't put their name on it because it is nothing but lies. >> look, one of the reasons why we know that this isn't nothing but lies is because of all the people who have been testifying in the impeachment inquiry and putting their names on detailed and specific anecdotes describing the chaotic and according to some of their assessments, ethically compromised operations of government. i do think this book might have made a bigger political splash in a world where it wasn't coming out alongside these testimonies where we have names and faces and voices and details
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describing these events inside the administration. i think the broad brush that's being used to paint here as joe is saying doesn't necessarily move the understanding of the administration dramatically past where it is. the fact that somebody who apparently was close enough inside the administration for a newspaper and a publisher to take their account seriously is still pretty striking. >> and the publisher has decided to speed up the release date in line with the impeachment hearings. you're right. such powerful testimony from people who put their name out there and give details about what they thought went wrong. thank you so much, we appreciate it. two months ago, michael bloomberg basically ruled out a presidential run. ch so the big question is what changed? we'll discuss what the surprise development says about the rest of the democratic field. next. you wouldn't do only half of your daily routine
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new details this morning about why michael bloomberg is preparing to enter the presidential race now in november after months of saying he wasn't going to get in. one of bloomberg's advisers tells cnn, quote, we now need to finish the job and ensure he is
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defeated but the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that. i want to put up a poll number here. because michael bloomberg's convinced that the democratic candidates aren't doing the job. but there's not evidence of the democratic voters are dissatisfied with their candidates. and this latest fox news poll, 69% say they're satisfied with the choices. 28% say they wish there were other options. the satisfied numbers is low here. i've seen higher levels in other polls. democrats being polled seem okay with their choices even if michael bloomberg's not. >> yeah. you nailed it. at the end of the day, i don't see where michael bloomberg has an actual constituency of real people who are voters that are
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going to come out and vote for him to get to the delegate count you need to get the nomination. i think that, you know, what we're seeing now is kind of an attempt by donors who want to have an alternative to joe biden who looks like maybe he won't be able to actually bring in the cash to compete in the long haul. and try to figure out, you know, what are we going to do now to make sure that elizabeth warren and bernie sanders don't do something crazy with structural reform that's going to affect our wealth. this feels like a hail mary for a certain class of folks. i think it would be more genuine if he were to actually run as a republican given his record. and frankly back to my point about not knowing who his base is, this is a man as my friend jameel smith tweeted, this is a man who ran new york city like an oligarch and ultimately supported and defended a stop and frisk policy that essentially mass incarcerated black and brown people. i don't see how the democratic base don't respond well to the leadership of bloomberg at this
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point. >> and on that point, you said you're not necessarily surprised he's jumping in. you're surprised he's jumping in in the democratic primary and not running as an independent. >> exactly. i worked for him when he first ran for re-elect of mayor of new york city. i've been waiting since then for this to happen. but i always assumed. -- possibly throw the election to donald trump. but aiesha is correct. i don't see any room here. he's a relatively neutral billionaire. and there are zero people clamoring for that right now. >> i will say that michael bloomberg would say on climate change, he is a progressive and put money behind that. on gun violence, he -- >> on guns he's been amazing. he has some progressive views and puts money behind it. >> right. so when you said he's the republican and you guys spin it.
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i think he would say he's in line with a huge part of the democratic party on many issues. but there's one thing i'm interested in, maybe you can address this. you've been telling me for days and i've been quoting you that the core, the base, the core of the democratic party is african-american women. and if we're also saying michael bloomberg thinks that joe biden is not doing the job right now, well, his base right now is african-american voters. and i'm not sure i see michael bloomberg picking away african-american voters from joe biden. >> i don't see bloomberg picking away any voters. that's the thing that's most concerning to me about anybody jumping in this race at the late date. if the billionaire boys club wants to get rid of trump, here's what they can do. they can invest a ton of money in combatting the disinformation campaign that's suppressing african-american voters. they can invest a lot of money in figuring how we can neutralize and get rid of the voter suppression efforts that are structurally happening state by state in this country to make sure elections are fair and
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people can vote. there are a lot of different ways that money can be spent. at some point, i believe the voters are going to look at this as a vanity project, right? and that's not helpful for anybody in my humble opinion at this date. >> one quick last word. >> it might be helpful for elizabeth warren. we already saw her fund raising off of bloomberg's pseudoannouncement last night. so there's a chance that this actually boosts the candidacies that he is probably the most concerned about. >> and she's responded. bernie sanders has responded. who hasn't responded is the president of the united states and joe biden. ladies, thank you so much. great to see you. the oakland raiders rallying past the chargers for a big win on thursday night football. andy scholes has more in the bleacher report. good morning. >> good morning, guys. jon gruden's got the raiders playing some good football right now. they're outside that playoff picture in the afc. the game in oakland last night, it was a tight one. down four with under 90 seconds to go.
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for all the talk about the big field of 2020 candidates, it's important to remember that donald trump is a candidate in the race. as we travel across the country, of course we see those big trump rallies. we've also learned in many cases the trump campaign is going small. >> new hampshire, we need four more years. >> reporter: and now it's official. president trump is on the 2020 ballot with vice president pence signing the ceremonial paperwork for the new hampshire primary. as a parade of democrats and even a few long shot republicans pass through the first in the nation primary state, team trump is taking advantage of its head start. while the president loves his big rallies, the trump re-election campaign is also going small. inside living rooms like this. >> we're members of the women for trump group, right? this is the official gear. >> reporter: they come wearing trump hats and shirts. women both young and old.
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with a campaign collecting names of those supporting the president. >> who in here is done hearing about the impeachment madness? anyone? >> reporter: under fire in washington, across america the trump campaign is focusing on things it can control. through intimate organizing events. >> it gives me hope again in america. >> reporter: regina barnes has been a trump fan from day one. >> the rallies are great. when he's not in a rally, we need the momentum to keep going. >> reporter: for the next year what do you commit to do to re-elect president trump? >> just talk about him all the time. get the word out. once you start talking about it, i think it makes people feel a lot more comfortable to be open to talk about it. >> reporter: for trump, the 2020 battleground begins where the 2016 campaign ended. fighting to defend once blue states of wisconsin, michigan, and pennsylvania. and trying to hold iowa, ohio, and florida. the campaign is also working to
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expand its map. trying to flip two of its narrowest defeats in minnesota and here in new hampshire. where trump lost to hillary clinton by 2736 votes. or less than 1%. >> we should have won new hampshire. >> reporter: so far the trump campaign and outside allies are dramatically out-spending most democratic candidates. investing $33 million on facebook and google ads. and nearly $8 million on television spots. >> he's no mr. nice guy, but sometimes it takes a donald trump to change washington. >> reporter: rona mcdaniel said democrats underestimate trump at their own peril. >> i think that democrats don't understand the trump voter in a lot of ways. it's important to understand why he connects and why they're so engaged with him and will continue to turn out and fight for him. >> for now some of the campaign's most important work may be closer to home than at signature rallies. >> we will deliver this state to
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president donald j. trump come november 3rd of next year. >> reporter: and republicans are building a massive ground game in 18 states across the country. john, one of the biggest differences, the trump campaign is far more organized than four years ago. of course he does not know who he'll be running against. another candidate joe biden coming here to new hampshire in just a few hours to also file his paperwork for the new hampshire primary ballot. john? >> considering four years ago there was no organization. doesn't take much to be more organized. they certainly have a vast apparatus this time. thank you for that reporting. funerals will take place today for six more american victims of the massacre. three victims were laid to rest yesterday. this as cnn has obtained audio that captures confusion of family members immediately after the attack. patrick oppmann is live with the latest here. >> reporter: good morning. and of those six funerals you mentioned, four of them will be
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for small children that were killed in this attack. and we are learning more about what transpired in the moments after the attacks took place as family members in this community struggle to try to understand what was happening and try to seek help from relatives living in the united states. they began sending out these audio messages via whatsapp. you can hear the desperation, the confusion, and eventually the sorrow in their voices. we have to warn you guys, these audio clips are disturbing. >> dear god, everybody. they just said my mom's suburban is blown up from the -- up by the hill. everyone, please pray. nita and her children are gone. they've been burned inside the vehicle. uncle jeffrey verified, counted all five bodies. their bones are burned. their bodies are burned to a crisp. dear god, pray for us all.
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>> reporter: and members of this community are disturbed they're telling a slightly different story than the one they've been telling. there are discrepancies in the perhaps motives of why a cartel would go after what a believed to be a peaceful community. members told us they are afraid in days and weeks ahead there will be less of a military presence garden them and they could be left on their own to face the cartels and could be exposed to further attacks. bianna? >> still such a mystery remains but it's so disturbing to see the pictures of those children, how heart breaking it is, right? innocent lives lost. and you think about the family members having to bury their loved ones. we're thinking about them all. shifting gears now. 40 people in states around the country have died from vaping related injuries.
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the numbers keep going up. at this point the fda and the administration are having to answer to some of this, right? >> they are. and there's really two separate issues here. one is the illnesses and the deaths which is something that we've been talking about a lot. and that's an ongoing investigation. what you hear is they still haven't pri siesly identified the single cause here. there may not even be a single cause. one thing that complicates matters is that these thc cartridges appear to be at the root of a lot of these illnesses and deaths. the problem is in a lot of these states, they're illegal. people may not be forthcoming in hospitals and that complicates the investigation as well. people aren't always getting drug tested, for example. you just don't know. i think that's part of the complication. the second issue which predates this issue is the concern about youth vaping. and when you heard the president talking about it, when he talked about banning flavorings, it was really about this youth vaping issue. and they say, look. it's still very much top of
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mind. in fact, kellyanne conway was asked about this yesterday. just take a listen to what she said. >> so if we're talking about e-cigarettes, the president, yes, he's been discussing this with his team. and he will make an announcement soon. i think nothing has changed. in fact, what got worse is the data came out yesterday. you can look at it for yourself. it's alarming. >> the jama data she's talking about shows if you look at middle schoolers and high schoolers, you've got 5 million kids now who are vaping. 3.5 million roughly last year. so you could see the trajectory here. the chart we have up there for a second just looks at the most common flavorings. one of the things that popped out of that was that mint was the most common flavoring among kids. >> well, juul yesterday just announced they're going to stop selling mint, right? >> yes. they did. and they had already banned some of the other flavors earlier which could be why mint sort of came to the top.
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because some of those other flavors weren't as available before. juul's sort of playing an interesting role here, john. i mean, in some ways the vaping community as a whole says there is juul and then us. juul has been proactive in this. anticipating regulation and trying to basically act preventively if you will here. whether that's going to make a difference, i don't know. this illness and death issue, they still got to figure this out. there are people who have no idea. they're probably using ingredients to cut thc. it's an acute phenomenon. what we've seen is happen over the last year. something has happened recently and it seems to primarily involve young americans. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> great to see you. major developments overnight. this shakeup in the democratic primary with a $50 billion reason to pay attention. $50 billion. "new day" continues right now.
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>> mike bloomberg is very concerned that joe biden might not have a chance to win the support. >> there's no reason the democratic party is going to embrace mike bloomberg. >> he stands on a stage with donald trump, i think he matches up very well. >> democrats could be wrapped up with their impeachment inquiry before the christmas holiday. >> the calendar is what nancy pelosi wants. impeachment done by the end of the year. >> the democrats have a lot of information already. it would be great to have mick mulvaney. >> he essentially conceded there was a quid pro quo. it's not needed for an impeachable offense. we've got a central player acknowledging it. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." pretty stunning development that could dramatically reshape the presidential race for more than $50 billion.
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multi-billionaire businessman and former new york city mayor michael bloomberg has opened the door to a 2020 run for president. bloomberg is expected to file the necessary paperwork to get on the democratic primary ballot in alabama today. that's because the deadline is today. so what moved him to reconsider after declining to jump in months ago? aides say he is skeptical j b biden could win the nomination. and he does not see the liberal leaders strong enough to beat president trump in the general election. so what are his chances? what will michael bloomberg's chances be to win the democratic primary and the general election? >> we'll talk about that coming up in the show, but we also have major developments in the impeachment inquiry as investigators plan to hold televised hearings next week. the next schedule acting white house chief of staff mick mulvaney is not expected to appear despite a subpoena. also a lawyer for the whistle-blower sending

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