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that, thank god republicans like susan collins and lisa murkowski and john mccain torpedoed over the summer and i hope they have the courage and good sense do that with this one. >> jimmy kimmel gets tonight's last word. the 11th hour with brian williams starts now.summer. "the 11th hour" with brian willia williams starts now. tonight donald trump threatens to totally destroy north korea. the american president declares america first at the united nations and claims that parts the world are going to hell. also on the russian front manafort responds to the wiretap reports and what's going to happen when trump's longtime private lawyer has to appear publicly before the senate intel committee? and a new forecast with hurricane maria, which just tonight made the list of the top 10 most intense atlantic hurricanes of all time, thus a state of emergency in puerto rico as the 11th hour gets under way. and good evening once again from our nbc news headquarters
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here in new york. day 243 of the trump administration will be remembered for donald trump's experience on the world stage. in part because he declared his america first policy in front of the united nations. he went on declare terrorists losers. he called kim jung-un rocket man again, and he threatened to destroy north korea if the u.s. was forced to defend itself. >> the united states has great strength and patience. but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the united states has ever entered into. frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the united
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states, and i don't think you've heard the last of it. believe me. major portions of the world are in conflict, and some, in fact, are going to hell. the united states and our allies are working together throughout the middle east to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people. >> our white house correspondent hally jackson reported tonight there was an audible reaction to trump's threat to destroy north korea. he called out several other nations. he saved his toughest language for north korea and iran. >> then the depraved regime in north korea. band of criminals, hostile behavior. the iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy.
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when economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos. a murderer's regime. it is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction. >> in keeping with u.n. tradition and among nations that are enemies, north korea's delegation walked out of the hall before trump started speaking leaving empty chairs and a low level official behind. iran's foreign minister called the speech ignorant hate speech. israel's prime minister netanyahu said he had never heard a more boulder and courageous speech. ask and the former prime minister of sweden called it a bombastic speech. he said this about world war ii. >> it is an eternal credit to
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the american character that even after we and our allies emerge victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion. >> lot to talk about tonight. let's turn to our lead off panel. jeremy bash is with us, former chief of staff at the cia. and ameada cumar is with us here ir new york. and eli stokeles is with us, white house reporter for the wall street journal. eli, you go first. what was that we saw today the. >> a lot of bombast we saw as foreign policy. there was such a wide gulf between the rhetoric and the reality here. there are a couple of examples.
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he said we have to call-out the enabler, the people who are enabling these rogue regimes. but the president didn't do that himself in his speech. the only time he mentioned russia, the only time he mentioned china, it was to thank them of supporting negotiations with north korea. he talked about the iran deal. believe me. this is bluster. because what has the trump administration done on iran deal, they've certified iran is dplieing with it every single month. doesn't seem like they're going to tear the thing up. and you talk about sovereign nations as some sort of imitous for the collaboration. he forgets the people abiding by this theory of self-interest, nation states doing what's in their own best interests, those
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are nations he did call-out by name. so there's a lot of incoherence in the speech and just so much noise and loudness that it was really stunning. maybe not for people who heard this president over the course of the campaign and in his presidency, but from that setting, this is something that we've never really seen before. >> i want to sum it up. in other words, in front of that iconic emerald stone which he has criticize as cheap and offered to redo, standing there before 139 member nations you saw him talking to his base. >> i sure did. i mean if you followed him on his campaign, you heard exactly what he said then. he talked about the national popalist message. we're in for ourselves, america first. he used that almost one time.
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but that's exactly what people wanted to hear. i have to say in the last few months people have gotten a bit disillusioned, some of his supporters. mostly they like him. they still support. but there's been a couple of things afghanistan, different things he's done -- >> health care failing. >> yeah, where they thought is this the guy? and they thought yeah, this is the guy. they heard him today and thought it's exactly the guy they elected. >> if you were at either of your old jobs either the appellant gone or cia, how would you have received this speech? >> brian, i think i would have first tried to reassure our best allies in the world that despite the rhetoric of america first, america was not advocating our global leadership position. i think that's a difficult position many in our government feel because our commander in
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chief is dispousing this us versus them mentality. in a world in which 97% of the population of the world lives outside our borders, we have to trade with them, we have to work with them. we have to work in conjunction with them to solve the most critical problems of our world. and there he is at the united nations saying we're going to go it alone. it's really not a -- >> it was plan free and solution free, and kind of the an tiffsis of the martial plan. >> right. it was directed at the base. but this is the united nations, not a campaign rally. it says a lot he's trying to reassure his base eight months into his presidency. and he's doing it in the roster at the u.n. but that is where he is politically. but it doesn't really matter in this context what the domestic
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situation is. he's there to articulate a foreign policy vision. and the fact he's just sort of preaching to the choir with the base, basically means there isn't much of a foreign policy resition. there isn't a lot this president believes. there was a lot of trump's voice, lot of steven miller's voice in this speech. >> rocket man as you pointed out was read from the tall teleprompter. that was not an ad-lib. >> that was not an ad-lib. it's sort of stunning to watch this and to see a president that is unabashedly delivering this message and sort of talking out both sides of his mouth again in this setting. and really talking to the base when it doesn't matter what his voters want when it comes to how are you going to deal with north korea, syria, how are u are you going to deal with these problems -- with iran or other problems around the world, how are you going to deal with that?
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his foreign policy is supposed to be about, what he said, pragmatism. but it's not supposed to be political pragmatism. it's supposed to be dictated to your national security team about what you need to do. >> back to this sovereignty. did you hear a dog whistle in his repeated use of that word? >> yeah, we knew he was going to talk a little bit about that because he'd given us a bit of a preview. no words or anything. we were sort of expecting this theme, but it was just over the top. it caused me to go back through and count how many times. he used that word sovereign or sovereignty 21 times. it was definitely the word. >> so what does that mean? >> everybody took rocket man, but i took sovereignty. it just means what he said from the beginning, america first and we're going to go it alone. and every other nation should be free and independent to do what they want and we should gather
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together to fight the wicked few i think he called it, the wicked ones. and so that really under mines to me the u.n. where he was today, nato, eu, places like that international bodies he was saying don't really matter as much anymore. >> others would consider -- constickulously absent today. >> i think you're right, brian. he has never really criticized russia. he's never really criticized putin. the really the question that's hung over this presidency is why won't he? what goes on in the background that prevents him from doing so? what prevents him from -- i should point out this idea of
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nationalism is really a russian ideology. in part because russia believes when they can work bilaterally with other countries, they can take advantage of tem. it's only when countries work multilaterally, that's when we have an upper hand. this whole concept is exactly in putin's play book. >> do you see something being chipped away? you've worked for this government at times of great duress for our country. you've worked during wartime at two critical cabinet level departments. do you see permanent damage being done? >> well, look, our alliance network around the world is one of our great american assets that we have. it's part of the crown jewels. it's what makes us strong. so whenever we under mine our own strength, it is debilitating to our own national security.
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it's concerning. ask coming from an american president at a time when there is great peril around the world. >> thanks to your panel here. coming up after our first break, the russia investigation. paul manafort responds after yesterday's reporting that the feds have been keeping tabs on him. plus the senate intel committee zraps their planned session with trump's lawyer. and up next, what the president's words today mean for the nuclear standoff with north korea. a lot to get to on a tuesday night. we'll do it when "the 11th hour" continues.
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no nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. the united states has great strength and patience. but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> president trump not far from here from the u.n. general assembly today vowed to totally destroy north korea if it threatened the united states or allies and again referred to kim jung-un as rocket man. this evening secretary of state rex tillerson defended the president's remarks appearing on fox news. >> i do think that the president's done a very good job
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of uniting the international community in its voice to kim jung-un that we do not believe this is certainly not in the global interest but certainly not in his interest either, longer-term the path he's on is a further path to isolationism. >> let's talk about this. and with us we're so happy to have tonight the former director of national intelligence to president bush 43. he also served as u.s. ambassador are you ready to mexico, iraq, honduras, the philippines and key to our conversation the united nations. and also with us tonight our military affairs analyst and a recipient of a medal of honor for his combat actions in vietnam. gentleman, welcome to you both. a lot of people couldn't get past america first, but you told me in the break you found some nuances in today's speech.
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we are anxious to hear your view. >> well, first of all, i think it's important he went. i think he focused on reform last night with that meeting he had with 120 other delegations. i don't think he trashed the united nations. he talked about it as a hopeful institution. when he talked today about america first he said just as other representatives of other countries put their country first, and i would remind you there was applause after he said that. he said everybody had understood what he meant. so i'm not sure it was quite as nationalistic and as aloof as some people would have, and i do think he tipped his hat to this international organization today here in new york. >> do you believe it was normal for donald trump? do you believe it was normal in terms of what we may have heard from other presidents in the modern era? >> well, i think he's on a
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learning curve. he's the least experienced president. in recent memory, he's in been office less than a year. but i think he's learning. initially he was repudiating our alliances, casting did you tell upon them. he doesn't do that anymore. he's not casting doubt on the united nations toment. he talked about some of the serious threats of our time including north korea, which indeed it is. and so all in all, i thought he did a fairly good review of the critical issues that face both our country and the international community at this time. >> colonel jacobs when you heard that phrase total destruction of north korea, does that give you a little hitch in your giddy up? have you seen a target list or a military plan? and i guess my subset question would be how do you walk that back? >> i don't think he wants to walk that back. we may not want to walk that
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back in any case. we have the capability of using conventional weapons to destroy north korea's conventional capability. and i think that was the message. >> the question is minutes after they destroy seoul, south korea. >> there is a price to everything. there's lots of artillary tubes, lots of rockets. and the fact any sort of exchange is going to result in the deaths of a lot of civilians and a lot of americans, too, who are there. but i don't think that the united states, and i don't think that the president wants to walk back the notion that we -- if attacked -- or if your allies are attacked, we're going to destroy north korea. there's one thing that's really important to discern here, however, in the past he has always said that if we are threatened we will attack. and this -- he didn't say that this time. >> ambassador, we've been told
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for decades that the name of the game is to embarrass and diminish the north korean leaders. certainly diminish them, not make them heros. it's been trump's habit to use nicknames to diminish people, little marco, crooked hillary. but some have argued that calling names may not translate well, that it may actually have the opposite -- >> i think that could be right, but i think that's a matter of style. i don't think we're going to change mr. trump in that regard. the really important question for the house is to get mr. kim jung-un to back off his nuclear program. i do think one of the things the president is saying is we cannot live with a nuclearized north korea, and we've got to find a way to oblige them to back off
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what they have done so far. and that's going to have to be done through some kind of combination of pressure and then hopefully negotiations as well. >> well, that's a great question right there. do we have a red line, or is there a plan to just live with the nuclearized north korea as we live with a nuclearized pakistan and russia and so on and so on? >> well, it's a very undirable outcome as the north korea war is not really over. they have an objective to organize the country. >> i don't think there's any way we're going to avoid it, though. we've kicked the can down the road for decades. it's now difficult if not impossible to avoid. >> one last word for you, jack. it seemed to some people like he was complaining, the president
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was, about the iran deal like it could have been better targeted at carrie and obama and not the audience watching the speech. >> yeah, i think that's right. and i don't think there's much you can do about the iran deal either other than the fact we have certified they're doing what they're supposed to do. you could argue you could cut a better deal, and that was his argument before. and i think it's his argument now, but that train has left the station. >> and ambassador, do you fear for your life's work? meaning the vacancies at the state department, the fact this has not yet been venerated, the state of affairs and the daily whick at the state department? it's been too slow. and i wish secretary tillerson instead of focus s on his reform plans would have sought to fill those jobs sooner. i think that would have
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reassured the world of our continued interest. i think it was bad to leave regional assistant secretary pgs oopen this long. and foreign countries they look at whose the regional assistant secretaries for our area? oh, it hasn't been fill. so i think that causes concern. but they are filling them slowly. and there's been more announcements in recent weeks, and suspect in another four to six months these jobs will have been appointed and confirmed in the senate. >> what a great pleasure to have both of you gentleman here with us tonight. ambassador, colonel, thank you both. coming up after our next break, team manafort responding to these latest reports on the russia investigation by condemning the leaks. the very latest on that when we continue. lers are you one sneeze away from being voted out of the carpool? try zyrtec® it's starts working hard at hour one
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charges ever emerged. the u.s. department of justice's inspector general should immediately conduct an investigation into these links and exam the previous administration's effort to surveill a political opponent. tonight the wall street journal reports that special counsel robert mueller's team has interviewed deputy attorney general rob rosenstein about the circumstances surrounding president trump's firing of james comey. they write, quote, the interview which occurred in june or july prebts the unusual situation of investigators questioning the person directly over seeing their probe. with us tonight to talk about all of this, former u.s. attorney joyce vance who spent 25 years as a federal prosecutor. and we're also joined by
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kimberley atkins, who also for purposes of this conversation as we always point out, happens to be an attorney. the recovering kind that is. kim, what do you make of the manafort's statement especially blaming the leakers. sounds vaguely reminisce want of the boss. >> yeah, sounds very familiar to cry leakers and talk about the obama administration surveillance of an opponent sounds like something straight out of the president's play book, sort of brushing this aside. but i mean it's quite a development if true. you know, it's tough to get a fisa warrant to surveill someone, and the fact it's been going on for a long period of time on paul manafort definitely is a major development in the ongoing mueller investigation. and it shows if nothing else that bob mueller and his investigators may have something to use perhaps as leverage to try and flip paul manafort as
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this investigation gets closer to reaching a conclusion and the possibility of charges being brought. >> so many questions for both you. joyce, question 1a for you, as you parse this statement, anything jump out at you? >> well, it's i think a typical strategy. we have a saying in birmingham if defendants don't have a case to try they try the police or in this case the properties, right? so this is what you would expect to see this attempt to push back when the prosecution is getting or the investigation is getting a little bit too close to their client. this is really is lot of smoke, not much fire. nothing here that would terminate an indictment against mr. manafort if one were brought. >> joyce, does this look to you anything but an attempt to flip a big witness the. >> it is clear that we are seeing mueller's team get closer to making manafort an offer that
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it will be very difficult for him to refuse. there have been reports that he has not been cooperate receive, that in fact he's been the opposite of being easy for them to approach and work with. and so it's appropriate for them to now take a tough position with him. it looks like he really is going to be in the hot seat with the charges they're compiling against him. >> and joyce, question 1c, tell our audience what the becomes when miller flips you, starting with the fact your friends no longer want to take your calls, no longer want to see you, that the name of the game is to make you a human island and isolate you, correct? >> you know, i think this is absolutely correct. and manafort is not a victim in the process. he is in the hot seat because mueller and his investigators
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apparently going back ten or so years are able to identify criminal misconduct. whether it's tax or financial fraud, assuming the reporting that we're seeing is accurate, there are significant cases of criminal conduct by manafort. and he will now be held accountable. and it will not be enjoyable in anyway for him. >> now, kim, tell our audience what happened with mr. cohen. long time trump toirn saying that famous quote that he would take a bullet for trump. jared kushner issued this public statement to the press. those on the senate panel weren't too had happy about that, and they directed cohen not to speak to the press about what his testimony would be today. he chose to do that anyway, and so they promptly canceled this
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interview and said that they want to bring him publicly to testify before the committee in open hearing, the possibility of a subpoena was floating out there. and so he agreed that he would testify in an open hearing. so now we will have a really high profile open hearing now. i'm sure that's not what the white house wanted with this key witness. so it's a show by members of the senate committee that they're not to be played with. if they tell you to be quiet, they expect you to or there'll be consequences. >> we've heard something about privilege. isn't it going to be difficult to ask donald trump's longtime lawyer to cross that privilege line in an open hearing? >> so not necessarily the case. there's a crime fraud exception to the attorney/client privilege. and that means that the lawyer
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will have to testify if conversations he is asked about would involve direction to him or his participation in committing or covering up a crime. even beyond that although the privilege will cover his communications with his client, it wouldn't cover, for instance, acs he took independently or conversations he might have had with others. it's a very specific and limited privilege designed to ensure that clients and attorneys can have a free exchange. but it's not designed to screen criminal conduct from discovery. >> terrific conversation with two terrific guests tonight. joyce vance, kimberley atkins, thank you so much for coming on helping us out. and coming up all eyes on a handful of gop senators. will they be yes votes or no votes when the next vote on health care comes up.
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you can have different opinions about the quality of this bill. at the end of the day, this is the only process left available to stop a march towards socialism. my friends on the other side are never going to agree to a bipartisan proposal that does anything other than prop up obamacare. i've talked to the president five times in the last two days. he is focused like a laser. >> lindsey graham there hoping efforts from the white house will help usher through the republicans brand-new attempt at health care reform. he and senator bill cassidy authored this new legislation but the graham/cassidy version of obamacare repeal may still lack the votes to pass. republicans can only afford to lose three yes votes, as you may know, they have still got a long list of uncommitted. also today, ten u.s. governors, five dems, five "r"s signed a letter urging leaders not to move forward with this.
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with us to talk about all of it, white house reporter for usa today, change in title please note, and channen petty, correspondent for bloomberg. shannon, tell our audience where did this come from out of nowhere and high this time? we've got 11 days to decide one sixth of the u.s. economy? >> well, while everybody was on vacation in august and we thought that this was dead, there was a group of senators and the vice president actively working behind the scenes to try and revive some form of obamacare repeal and replace. and they're trying to get this done by the end of september because that's basically the deadline where insurance plans have to set their plans for next year and pretty soon people will be able to start enrolling soon. so everybody left for august recess thinking health care was dead and that people would grow further apart during the recess when they went back to their districts.
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but it seems like they have grown a bit closer together. and i was talking to some analysts today who feel like this is the closest we've been so far to getting something passed. that doesn't say much because there's still a lot of hurdles, but this is the closest we've seen so far. >> so smart people -- there are some smart people who believe this may actually happen. >> yes. democrats and republicans. and people on wall street, i covered healthcare for a long time so i've been talking to healthcare investors, wall street's betting there's a chance something would colorado happen, they give it a 60% chance. that's not great odds, but the deal's never done until it's done. and like we saw with the house, we all thought that was dead and all of a sudden in the course of 48 hours they worked out a deal, they turned some screws and it sailed right through -- it didn't sale right through the house but it got through the house and here we are. >> okay, heidi, this is where you come in. if mcconnell called a midnight vote tonight right now, would they have the votes?
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>> i think not. and that's why many senators went home. what was critical, but i think missed tonight, brian, is the fact that lisa murkowski, the alaska senator, was given a very strong signal from her governor who was one of the signees on that letter urging the senate to scrap this, to go back to the negotiating table and try to fix obamacare, try and do something bipartisan. why is that significant? because as you said at the top of the show, they can only afford to lose a handful of senators. they've already lost two in senators collins and paul. senator mccain is likely to go the way of senator murkowski. what that governor knows is that alaska benefits a lot from obamacare in terms of per capita and as that senator said in his letter, there was nothing in this basically guaranteeing me that i'm going to be able to do more with essentially less money. and that's what this comes down to is that they're trying to sell this as a bill that's going
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to improve health care, but at the end of the day many in the senate are just kind of looking at this as a numbers bill, as a spending cut bill that is just going to take money out of medicaid, take money out of funding those subsidies that go to the states. and even though many of these governors are republicans, at the end of the day, they are the ones who are left holding the bag. i think that was a really significant development that the alaska governor came out against this. >> and heidi, we haven't even mentioned susan collins of maine yet. >> well, susan collins and rand paul are two of the senators we're already betting are going to be against that. they've already lost two beam there am. and that's why senator murkowski is so doubtful. also she told her staff that this was one of the most meaningful votes that she took
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history making votes. i just can't see her coming down off of that for something that we don't even have a cbo score on let alone a hearing that many senators haven't even had a chance to view, and that basically another thing that shannon didn't mention in addition to the deadline at the end of this month for the insurers is that this is all being done as well to try and ram it through this procedural vehicle of reconciliation without democrats. it's on a partisan line. >> and shannon, the customers have a way of making their voices heard across this country. >> yes. i think that's a great point shannon made. i would point out two things, though. i would agree that murkowski is collins are probably out. i think mccain is going to be an interesting one to watch, because he has this relationship with lindsey graham, the cosponsor of this bill. so i could see maybe some deals
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being worked out or screws being turned to get him onboard. and rand paul, i could see a deal maybe for something else. so i think susan ask murkowski are solid on those. but i would keep my eye on rand paul. >> we have a drama that happens to involve one sixth of our nations economy. our great thanks. thank you both for coming on. something tells me we're going to be talking about this every night for the near future. coming up we are watching an explosive marauding hurricane and fearing it has puerto rico in its sights.
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there is no joy in reporting that hurricane maria has exploded from a category one to a category five in 72 hours. just tonight it made the list of the top ten most intense atlantic storms in recorded history. also just tonight a crew member
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on board a hurricane hunter aircraft traveling over the top of the storm said, quote, this is about as bad as you can get. we have two reports on this storm tonight. dave gutierrez is in san juan and our meteorologist here in the studio. gabe, you're still hours away from this, from being in the teeth of this storm. and i see it's already hitting you with rain and wind bands. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, brian. seems just a few days ago i was talking to you about hurricane irma, now hurricane maria bearing down on puerto rico. as you mentioned massive category 5 storm, sustained winds of 175 miles per hour. already the wind has picked up here in san juan. we're getting some of the outer rain bands. this is expected to get worse
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throughout tomorrow morning. we're expecting the height of it tomorrow. it can be a catastrophic storm. the mayor in san juan in an emotional interview today told us she did not want the u.s. mainland to forget about puerto rico. irma just grazed the island, more than 60,000 people are still in the dark. the power grid they fear could fail. there could be a massive collapse of communications, cellphone towers are down. authorities are urging people, they urged them to evacuate. more than 500 shelters have been set up, brian. again, we expect the worst of it to hit here within the next several hours. back to you. gabe gut areas in san juan. bill, of course was my on-air
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partner for the landfall of irma. and bill, i've been watching you all day today talk about this category 53467. >> yeah, it's hard. we all have hurricane fatigue, and you just don't want to hear about another monster. and there's no reason this should not produce more damage if not worse on harvey and irma. here it is. the storm, well-defined eye. it's not weakening very much yet. we're hoping it will right before landfall, but that will be lucky. still 175 miles an hour winds. we're showing you the wind gusts. only 40 where gabe was located, and they're expecting winds to gust 140 to 160 miles an hour. that's just incredible. we just had a gust in st. thomas of 74. st. croix had a wind gust of 83.
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here's a look at the current radar. and this is st. croix right here. they are so close to the 175 miles an hour winds. this inner eye wall here is only about 14 miles away. that's how close it was -- and this is as close they're going to get to the eye. so i don't think they're going to go through this that inner eye wall. there's the inner one and now there's this outer one. this would may try to dissipate before it gets to puerto rico. sometimes that can weaken the storm, so that can be good. still a category 5 possibly at landfall. and this path right here is pretty much worst-case scenario. there's about 2 million people that live where my hand is, this northern and nargt eastern quadrant including in san juan, that would be the dirty side of the storm. and that's why it's such a scary situation with the storm surge, the rain in the mountains that
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could be up to 2 feet and this catastrophic wind damage. that's the real -- the huge issue is going to be the wind damage, the structural damage. people getting water and food is going to be an issue. and the infrastructure in the mountainous areas, trying to get them food and water. i can't tell you what kind of disaster this is shaping up to be. turks and cayose safe for you. florida, you look safe. georgia, you look safe. we still haven't ruled out a threat to north carolina. but i fully expect by this time tomorrow night we're going to be in a full all out disaster in puerto rico. >> oh, boy, puts a lump in your throat. we're going to take another break, and when we come back,
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unbelievably the other natural disaster we are covering today. the shocking images coming into us tonight from the devastating earthquake today in mexico. on an emotional anniversary day. a late update when we continue. ? oh, are you reading why people put milk on cereal? why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"? why is it all? no more questions for you! ouph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? yeah, happens to more people than you think... try lactaid, it's real milk, without that annoying lactose. good, right? mmm, yeah. i got your back. lactaid. it's the milk that doesn't mess with you.
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last thing before we go here tonight the pictures out of mexico today. most of them from social media show an almost unbelievable scene. buildings were dancing and bowing and swaying prior to in many cases coming down to the ground. in one scene passenger boats right here get tossed on a waterway as these spontaneous waves rise up. look at the earth and the trees in the background. it's all rolling and undualuting because the earth, of course, is
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moving beneath them just like the surface of the water. it was a 7.1 quake centered about 100 miles outside of mexico city, and it was sustained. people thought it wasn't going to stop. about two dozen buildings in the capitol city came down as thousands of officer workers just streamed into the streets. eventually all traffic stopped. what's also eerily dangerous now is the number of structures now weakened and could, of course, come down at any time. a good number of mexicans are vumt sleeping outside tonight. the known death toll is put at 149. but estimates will put that much higher soon. rescuers could be heard shouting the names of those known or suspected be buried in the wreckage wherever buildings have come down. gas leaks and live wires are a
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