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leches have consequences. districts are the minority. as well, elections have consequences. thank you very, very much and to our viewers, tune in tonight. cuomo prime time, 9:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. that's it for me. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, the battle is on. republicans rush iing to fill justice kennedy's seat on the supreme court. democratic plus, the political upset of the year. the democratic power house, republicans using her win to try to slam the whole party. 28-year-old alexandria cortez is "outfront." and fireworks behind closed doors as the controversial fbi agent speaks to congress. that heated conversation still going on at this hour. we're going to speak to a congresswoman who was in the room with struck right now. let's go "outfront." and good evening to all. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the breaking
news. president trump's race to fill the supreme court. tonight, his second opening, his chance to make history. supreme court justice anthony kennedy is retiring. he was a conservative, but a liberal swing vote on same-sex marnl and abortion and trump has the power to ensure that vote goes the other way. for decades. and make no mistake, this is a race to get kennedy's replacement confirmed before the midterms. possibly take away trump's majority in congress. >> mr. president, it's an election year, would you be in consideration of holding the spot open until the make up of congress the determined? >> i haven't really thought about that. i think you want to go as quickly as possible. >> speed. quickly as possible. and trump doesn't have any battle within his own party on this one. the majority leader mitch mcconnell is ready to race, too. he wants a new supreme court justice getting that through the senate by the election. >> we will vote to confirm justice kennedy's successor.
this fall. >> okay. election day is 132 days away from tonight. average time to confirm a supreme court justice is half that time and a congressional source tells cnn that the goal is to get this done, confirm and done around labor day. but mcconnell's sudden urge to rush is is well, it's hard to think of anything but hypocritical because it was mcconnell who blocked president obama from filling justice scalia's seat after his death in 2016. mcconnell citing an upcoming election, which to be clear at time, was 269 days away. >> the american people should have a say in the course of direction. give the people a voice in filling the vacancy. >> mcconnell tweet iing at the time the american people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice. couldn't be more clear. so mcconnell believed the
american people should have a a voice when the president was a democrat but now that it is a republican, the story seems to have changed. democratic senator cory booker just spoke with me. >> if mitch mcconnell would listen to mitch mcconnell. six months before an election for him to say let's rush to a vote, is violating the old precedent he set as well as continuing to compound upon a perversion of a process we've seen since he changed the rules under the obama administration. >> all right, booker vows to fight any trump supreme court nomination before election day and as mcconnell and trump are racing for the finish line, the reality is this. for trump, kep nnedy has been a crucial vote. just this week on four major decisions. jerry magerrymandering, the pre travel ban and unions on the list and now trump wants to ensure kennedy's replacement is more reliable on social issues. he wants a reliable 100%
conservative. not a turncoat, which is why there's now such a furious fight over his replacement. kaitlyn collins is live at the white house. look, his second opportunity. it is huge. you talk about a legacy. this is how president trump can create one that lasts for decades. and this is now the top thing on his mind. >> it is and it came about quite quickly. with justice kennedy coming over just half an hour before the news broke that he was going to retire so he could hand deliver a letter to president trump saying as much and during that conversation, president trump later told reporters they discussed possible replacements even though he didn't hint at who that could be. the president did say he'll choose from the list of 25 nominees that the white house updated last fall in november. a list they published and a list that includes several well-known figures including utah senator, mike lee. also brett cavanaugh, someone
who clerked for kennedy. but also tom hardeman. someone who really came through for the administration in a big way in recent days, after the supreme court, the president's travel ban. so certainly big news for the white house. there's a sense of elation inside now that they know they're going to have another chance to pick a supreme court nominee. but of course, erin, we are setting ourselves up for what could be a very bitter partisan showdown on capitol hill. the white house eluded to as much in their statement on kennedy's requirement when they noted he was confirmed quickly and without opposition. >> thank you very much. and now, let's go to former federal prosecutor, former clerk and david gergen, former adviser to four presidents. david, let me start with you. the republicans can barely contain their excitement. yesterday, there was no retirement, they didn't know. now all of a sudden, kennedy
says he's going to retire. john cornyn smiling, say iing t reporters quote, am i maintaining composure, wow. an honest reaction if ever there was oneful how big of f a win is this for trump ? this happening just over 100 days from the election. >> this is enough for trump to establish the most important part of his legacy because it's going to last long after he leaves office. when ever that is. you've got essentially a group of younger justices have been appointed as conservative before with the intention of having decades long power. there hasn't been a reliablely conservative court over a period of year, you have to go back to at least the eisenhower years, some would argue back to the roosevelt years to see a conservative court and that means, sends out dangerous signals on abortion, gay rights and marriage all the rest, which is going to get right in the middle of midterms. >> you look at kennedy, a conservative, a reagan
appointee. a conservative this week, but also roe v. wade. same-sex marriage. far from reliable. this is a chance to change that. i mean, that is what is so huge here, right? and that is why this is such a race for mitch mcconnell and president trump. >> there's no question, erin. i think viewers at home should realize this very well could mean the end of roe versus wade, which is very big news. justice kennedy was a pretty reliable vote with conservatives, about 80 or 98% of the time, but on key issues, same-sex marriage, issue of choice, affirmative action, he sided with the four democratic appointees. so this is going to shift the court in a very significant way and the it's a reminder to viewers that elections matter and now as you pointed out, mitch mcconnell is doing
everything he can to get this done before the next election. >> and elections matter and yet, we did hear mcconnell in 2016, the people should speak. now of course roles are reversed and he wants to get this done. sources say around labor day. it is pretty incredible how it just matters which foot the shoe is on. >> oh, i think that's totally misconstruing what happened during the last vacancy. that was a presidential year. it's a totally different thing. look back to obama's nomination of justice kagan. that was 2010. a midterm election year. her nomination went through without a hitch. it's a very different thing in a presidential year. justice kennedy was the justice neil gorsuch agreed with most this term, so if as we expect, we get someone who's much along the lines of justice gorsuch from president trump, i think the scare mongering oh, you know, roe versus wade is gone, i think is very much overstated.
well really, i don't think anyone knows what's going to happen. we know chief justice roberts is very incrementalist on the court. that's a lot of scare amomonger. we've heard that ever since justice o conor was proposed. >> we've heard this during the campaign. you shouldn't be worried about trump. he's going to be president, he'll roll into the job. that is not what has happened. >> certainly on these issues, he was pro-choice at one point. but that's not how -- >> exactly. and right now, what we know about donald trump. one thing he's been consistent about is appealing to his base. to deliver to his base, what he promised in the campaign, to put more conservatives in there. i think he's going to get a reliablely conservative justice. it would be shock federal government he did what reagan did which was choose sandra d--
>> does chef a point when she says it's different if it's a midterm election as opposed to a presidential election when she's saying mcconnell is not being hypocritical? >> you know, i have to say i don't really think mcconnell's point makes sense for either election. you know, ultimately, there's always an election around the corner and the question is is the supreme court going to do its job. used to be these justices were handled in a more bipartisan fashion. a real sad state we have this level of disagreement. but as mr. gergen pointed out, president trump is is going to go far to the extreme with an appointee and you'll get a natural reaction from the democrats. >> the democrats are mad. cory booker is saying we have some lever to pull, but now it's a majority vote. hard to say what those are, how long they could string this out. you only need 51 votes, so when they say they can hold this off, can they? >> senator mcconnell, not only
did he block garland, which worked out effectively, but got rid of the fill bustibuster. you only need 51 votes. this is unlike the past. but i think he's done something smart here and that's been a break for him. he's going to put the ten democratic senators who are essentially in reddish states in a box. they've got to decide -- coming up to the midterms, they're going to be forced to choose between supporting the trump nominee, which will be popular with a base, but very, very unpopular with their base. or they go gens it and they get all the trump voerts out and all aroused. everybody assumed the energy was going fob to be on the democratic side now the right. >> it could have shifted and this could do that. just the bottom line is what makes you confident this is not a moment as which roe v wade is up for debate. >> well again, i don't think anyone can say with certainty
what's going to happen. wh we have this list of 25. the president has committed to picking a judge from those. they're fair, they listen to both sides. they honor the constitution, totally committed to that. >> thank you very much. there's a list. the president has put it out, so who are they? that's next and new details about the president's big summit around the corner now with putin announced today and of course coming right after the nato meeting. and taking down a titan. alexandria cortez, tapping one of the most powerful house democrats in last night's primary and she will be "outfront." come with us to a new world
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who should we be watching most closely on that list? >> handful of names that have emerged as front-runners are far to the right of kennedy. starting with brett cavanaugh. he was a lawyer for ken starr's team, but others have zeroed ed in on amy barrett, confirmed to the federal bench in chicago. she was a former law clerk to justice scalia and law professor at notre dame before taking the the federal bench but tangled with senator feinstein during her confirmation hearings. we've also heard the name raymond catlidge. a former clerk who now sits on sixth circuit.
and you may see park come up. a favorite of mitch mcconnell. someone who's served in both government and private practice and finally, thomas hardeman. he has a fascinating back story. he drove a cab for some time. first in his family to go to college and he used to sit on the same court as the president's sister. >> thank you so much. laura jarrett. five big names to know. and now to our chief legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. kennedy of course, republican appointee. conservative. but you know, he was the key swing vote going the other way on same-sex marriage, abortion, roe v. wade, is everyone on this list more reliable to be a guaranteed conservative vote on all issues than kennedy? >> every single one of them. that's why they were picked.
we're going to hear a lot about their qualifications. about their you know, openness to new ideas. the whole reason they were picked by the federalist society, but the heritage foundation. is to they would be known as hundred percenters. they're going to vote to overroe versus wade. of course it's going to be overturned. that's the whole point. of nominating. the conservative movement wants justices named to the supreme court. every one of them -- the agenda of exing out kennedy's record on gay right, abortion right, affirmative action and duplicating his record in the many areas where he was quite conservative. >> who do you think it's going to be? >> i don't know at this point. >> we're going to know more as the white house starts leaking
names. it's smart for them to leak names. >> got to test it out. >> that sort of flushing out whether there are any problems with the nominees. certainly the ones that laura was talking about are quite, are quite possible, but there are other names that are possible as well. >> so you know, i don't know if you heard the reporting, but our understanding from a gop source is they want this done around labor day. michel mcconnell wants it done well before the lech, but given those pieces of information, when do you think president trump is going to announce his pick? >> in a couple of weeks. mitch mcconnell will hold the senate 24 hours a day if he has to to get this thing done. i mean, this is is the thing that mcconnell cares about more than anything. this is why he stole the seat from barack obama. remember, you know in the united states, our terms for president are four years. but president obama's term was three years when it came to
three supreme court nominations. that seat was kept open. that got us neil gorsuch. this is a chance with a senate majority to fill this seat where the democrats don't have a filibuster. mitch mcconnell will move heaven and earth to get this nominee through by the first monday in october. and at least as we see it now, i don't see any real obstacles in his way. >> first monday in october. thank you very much, jeffrey toobin. >> and next, she calls herself a democratic socialist, wants to abolish i.c.e. and a alds cortez who scored the upset last night is is "outfront" next. and one of trump's frequent targets grilled by lawmakers today. one congresswoman in the room joins me to say to you what did fbi agent peter struck have to say for himself today? was 'are you ok?' they always thank you for your service, which is nice because as a spouse you serve too.
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president trump shockeded and surprised weighing in on the big upset that has sent shock waves to the democratic party which is still reeling tonight. a ten term incumbent, one of the highest ranking democrats in the house, was likely to take nancy pelosi's job is. lost his primary to a little known 28-year-old self-described democratic socialist named alexandria ocasio-cortez. >> i was surprised. everybody was surprised. that's big loss. i tell you what, that's a shocking loss. but it is what it is. >> well, it is what it is and what it is is pretty incredible thi thing. she's going to be my guest in a moment, but first, jason carroll
is "outfront" with the story of how this went down. >> looking at herself on television right now. how are you feeling? can you put it into words? >> nope. i cannot put this into words. >> alexandria ocasio-cortez would barely believe the result in a seismic shock that stunned the establishment, the 28-year-old newcomer won the democratic primary in new york city's 14th conscious mall distrial district. >> i cannot believe these numbers now, but i know that every single person here has worked their butt off to change the future of america. >> she handily beat joe crowley, the man many saw as a leading contender to replace nancy pelosi as the democratic leader of the house. >> you know what, we meet a machine with a movement and that is what we have done today. >> to say ocasio-cortez's rise was meteoric would be an
understatement. since midnight, her name mentioned on twitter more than half a million times. just a year ago, she was bar tending to help make ends meet. her campaign video tells the story of her upbringing. gl i wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family. mother from puerto rico. dad from the south bronx. >> the district that carried her to victory is made up of the bronx and queens, ocasio-cortez studied at boston university and at one time worked if for senator ted kennedy in massachusetts, but it was here in the district where she really found her voice. >> women like me aren't supposed to run for office. >> she worked as an organizer for former democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders following the election of donald trump, the self-described democratic socialist said it was time for her to do more. >> this race is about people versus money.
we've got people they've got money. >> she led a progressive campaign which called for medicare for all. tuition free college and abolishing i.c.e. immigration and customs enforcement and while she was gaining traction on the ground, crowley was still outspending her by a margin of 10-1. >> i'm proud to be the only democrat in this race ha rejects all corporate money. >> she could soon be making political history if she wins in november. the 28-year-old would likely be the youngest person in congress come 2019. >> alexandria ocasio-cortez. >> crowley, wiring her well and dedicating a song to her on election night. ♪ jason carroll, cnn, new york. >> and "outfront" now, alexandria ocasio-cortez. whatever people think of your politics, your tenacity and
passion are somethingd about an proud of as your rival was. when you say it just shows money isn't everything. money didn't matter. >> no, it didn't and i think this you know, money is important in running a lot f f races and historically, it's been a majorer preducter in who wins a race, but if you really understand your commune, if you know how to navigate things, i come from a background as an educator and organizer, when you know a community, it can give you a good enough edge to win. >> so you were an organizer, for bernie sanders, then started running yourself. your plans include banishing i.c.e. medicare for all. guaranteeing a job for those who want one. do you think your democratic colleagues will spoth that?
>> i think that they've already started, there are plenty who have hopped on board. there's legislation on the floor of congress regarding the abolishment of i.c.e. leading leaders like kamala harris have discussed this issue. we have a large amount of cosponsors on the medicare for all legislation. you know, among the democratic caucus, so i do think that a lot of this legislation points to the america this we want to have and i think there's a willingness to work on these issues and get closer to that point. >> so how are you going to learn everything you need the know? you don't have a lot of time an it's a democratic district so you're heading down there. so what do you do now to learn everything you need to do? to write the bills, to take these ideas and put them somewhere. >> everyone in congress has been a freshman at some poin, t, so m confident in my ability to learn these ropes.
i feel very, very welcomed by many of the democratic encouple bents now, we have received phone calls from senators welcoming me to the delegation and to the party and so i feel very embraced by many of these individuals and i feel like we'll be able to make it work. >> so a couple of the individuals who are going to make your life more difficult. republican side, start with mitch mcconnell. he says your win is indick tiff of the direction of the democratic party as a whole. implying it's going to socialism. here he is. >> it was a stunning development. the energy is self-avowed socialist, open borders. i think it's a general election problem for them. in a number of places. and the party in terms of appealing to american voter who is i don't think want us to turn
into a european socialist country. >> dramatic on the party? >> no, no so many people are inspired by this win and about this race. because of what it represents. it represents responsibility. it represents potential future. you know, and there are other members in congress that identify themselves. you know, you have bernie very strongly in many the midwest. this is about top and bottom, about speaking about health care. education. housing. wams for working class americans. criminal justice reform and more and people listen to that message and you can't scare people with the label. you can say the president is an authoritari authoritarian, but what does that mean? when we talk about the issue, as long as we can build consensus from the issue, nothing really matters.
new mexico, she's said good things, tu too, but sort of imply, that's great, but it's just one little place. nothing to worry about. here she is. >> made it to us in one district. so don't get yourself carried away as an expert on demographics and the rest of that. >> well, you know, i think that was a movement in this country. i feel this, but that happened from the bottom up. that movement is going to come from voters. there are a lot of really exciting racing with extremely similar dynamics. the it's not just one r district. you look at iona pressly in massachusetts. same exact situation. so here's the thing though. nancy pelosi is 78. you are 28. we can do the math. steny hoyer, 79. jim clyburn, 77. >> yeah. >> is this that going to stay that way?
can someone like nancy pelosi, the leader of your party, when it comes to -- is it time for new blood? >> you know, i think we need to elect a a generation of new people to congress on both parties. you know i think that some of the issues we even have today may have to do with some of the calcified structures and relationships. and you know, in certain seats where it's appropriate, i think that a new leaf could actually mean a lot of opportunity for the party and future. >> that is part of the problem. >> this is about diversity as well. you know we have to have a diversity of age. in congress represents it, too. >> so you know, you told cnn earlier today, you didn't support the impeachment of president trump. bernie sanders was asked to respond to your comments. i wanted to play what he said. >> i'm a member of the united
states senate. if impeachment proceedings go forward, i'm going to be judging on that. so it's premature to be to be calling for his impeachment. second of all, we have the mueller investigation. it would be jumping the gun. >> do you see him as a mentor? >> you know, i am so willing and open. what we do is we build consensus. that's what government is is all about. i may have a certain opinion, i think that the president has more than been enough action for us to kind of investigate. you look what the the republicans voted on impeachment with bill clinton, seems like -- as we say in bronx, compared to this current administration, but i am willing to work with you know, work with our mrg. i am a new and freshman member of congress and i look forward to building those relationships and at the end of the day, it's
about getting things done. >> so after losing last night, we played briefly, jason played the end of his piece. doing something frankly that i think would be it's a heartbreaking moment for him. you have to imagine. here's again what he did. ♪ >> how did that make you feel? >> it makes me emotional just watching it. to handle that moment with such grace and i mean i have a profound amount of respect for the service he's had for our community and you know i just think it was beautiful and i look forward to building that relationship as well. >> have you talked to him? he could be a crucial person? >> absolutely. we've been trying to get in contact. yesterday i was a constituent and how do you find your congressman's personal telephone
number? we're looking for it and i gr t greatly look forward to having that conversation. >> so you don't have his cell phone number yet? >> we're working on it. >> all right. i'm sure you'll take the call. >> yeah. >> and your line has probably been busy. well thank you so much. i appreciate it and i hope everyone watching, agree or disagree, is inspired by the fact that you can come from behind and from nowhere in this country and still go into public service. next, fbi act whose texts spawned conspiracy theorys before congress at this hour. what did peter struck say? sheila swraxen lee is in the room and president trump insisting north korea denuclearization the word, but there are new satellite images tonight and that's not what they showed. alright, i brought in new max protein
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now, sheila jackson lee who was there. part of the interview and good to have you with me. so much to ask you. what did you learn from him today? >> first of all, let me say that he is a army veteran, a 22 year member of fbi and a person that i believe throughout the process presented himself as a credible witness. i think this is a meeting that the total context of what was said cannot be repeated, but let me generally say to you that he believes in the federal bureau of investigation. he does not believe that the entire bureau has been tainted. he believes his work was very important. and he certainly believes the work dealing with the russian veinvestigation was a high priority in particular because it dealt with an deals with national security. and he gave no doubt that the
issue of the e-mails have been fully vetteded, fully investigated. and no evidence of bias on his part and the fact that it was appropriately closed. >> so i want to just again remind our viewers by reading one of the xatext messages. obviously at the time, they were in the midst of an affair. paige says trump's not ever going to become president, right, to which he reply, no, no, he's not. we'll top it. now obviously when you hear that, and whatever your politics, you should krcringe, right? are you sure after hearing, he was not biased into the investigations into trump and clinton releasing teks like that? >> they sent up red flalgs. no doubt. but they were probed extensively on this question of bias.
and if i might, erin, in disturbs me that the hours we're spending here and we have children incarcerated babies in and around the nation and at the border, and no response from this administration but he was fully questioned and he was fully willing to answer our questions as well. there was no hesitation other thanapolboonyaras when he was advise id by his council. things happen and as such with those e-mails, good or bad, things happen. and what i've saw in his testimony is someone who would be concerned about anybody actions that would be biased. that he felt the integrity of his work was important and that he maintained the integrity of his work on both investigations. >> mark meadows was with you as well. he was a very different take
away. he says he doesn't buy his claims of f no bias. here he is. >> i don't know how any reasonable person read it is text and would suggest there was no bias. if you have intimate personal conversations between two people that normally would show the intent. >> does he have a point? >> well, listen to this or at least let's look at the facts. director mueller immediately moved him from the mueller investigation. immediately removed him as the e-mails were discovered. so it was almost simultaneous timing. the mueller investigation is continuing with men mainimal or leaks and it is continuing around a singular issue. one, the question of national security and the fact of collusion between the trump campaign and the russian
operatives. in the instance of mr. str zpzoi would say what did we see happen with the bias? one could argue the invest of e-mails was what we were supposed to be focused on. there was an impact after it was indicated to the american people about the existence of an investigation or new investigation regarding the clinton e-mail, but what impact did his bias have? zero, erin. absolutely zero. and he believes that he had no bias. he indicates that their members who have different political view, certainly, the e-mails are red flags. there is no doubt. you wish they had not been written. on government equipment. but over and over, the questions were asked and i don't believe my good friend from north korea believed anything that would other than those unfortunate
e-mails to say that he was biased in the investigation. >> before go, i just spoke with alexandria ocasio-cortez. democratic socialist, beat joe crowley, the ten term incumbent. she was talking about leadership in your party when talking about nancy pelosi, this is just one district, don't read anything into it. hoyer, clyburn. just saying look calcified was the word she used, that it was time for some younger people to come into congress. what's your reaction? >> well, first of all, there are young people everywhere in the congress. there are young people that are running. b i believe that the big ten is what the democratic party is. we welcome her. i sent her a text of congratulations and indicated that we are excited about the big ten democratic party. we look forward to working with her to help change america.
i'm a change agent. she's a exchange agent and as it relates to the democratic caucus, here's the good news and bad news for republicans. most of hose who are of her age are all running in the democratic party. to be honest with you. all of them, primary runners. or they are already nominees and we welcome them with open arms. i congratulated joe crowley. i thought he did a classy move by endorsing her. i said his future is bright, but the door is open for her. i couldn't wait to congrather and say her race and win is evidence of the big ten. i'm not afraid of that. i amay be frad of the next nominee to the support from donald trump and we need people like her to be able to express to the american people as a woman of color, to be denied equity and justice in the system of justice in the united states. my fear on the basis of who president trump might nominate, but i'm not in any way, daunted
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and the agreement says denuclearization. >> pretty incredible outcomes. except today, releasing new satellite images indicating the north koreans are making improvements to the nuclear s r center. and the modification said to be taking place at a rapid place. don't take our word for it though, we spoke to the senior analyst for 38 north. >> it does suggest they are not abandoning the facility, why would you additional infrastructure if you are going to abandon it? >> words that raise the question, was the president naive when he tweeted there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. joining me down, author gordon chang. let's start here, because this
notion of north korea and russia. the threat is gone. these images suggest otherwise. >> certainly. that joint statement was vague. what this does do is undercuts president trump's policy. based on the notion that kim jong-un has agreed to give up all his armaments. they are putting a new cooling system in. this is not a country that is denuclearizing. >> this development is coming. putin and kim are short in many ways. russia is important for north korea. what does putin take away from
trump's over the top compliments from kim. >> i can only imagine what putin is thinking, we know that putin, kim, china, they don't care about personal relationships. what they care about is hard politics. they can like somebody but that doesn't mean they are going to change their policy, whi. >> which is the opposite of trump. >> now, fortunately george w. bush said later, i made a mistake. and i would like to hear president trump say the same thing about kim. >> bolton was with putin today. and he said i would like to hear someone say it is a bad idea for the two of them to meet
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on e-bay, a couple of women who purchased the exact same jacket a while back are getting bids of $895. party officials say it is by far the best selling dnc store cup of all time. >> it is sweet that she wore a jacket -- >> of course melania's jacket has its own twitter account spitting out pithy tweets like the devil wears zara. variations have jumped onto the back of cartoon characters. >> is the president now tweeting
on to his wife's clothes. >> didn't anyone have melania's back? jeanne moos, cnn. >> president trump was going through his closet, where the hem is my coat? >> thanks for joining us. anderson is next. >> good evening, thanks for joining us, an important day for the feature of the supreme court and the united states. an announcement that will have a profound effect on boths for decades to come. justice kennedy was a republican appointment named by ronald reagan. he