tv CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera CNN March 2, 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm PST
you are live in the "cnn newsroom." great to have you with us. breaking his own record after a week marred by defeat and controversy, president trump delivered the longest speech of his presidency. ditching his prepared remarks, he went on the attack. attacking the robert mueller investigation, attacking james comey, rod rosenstein, jeff sessions. even mocking his own infamous calls for russia to find hillary clinton's e-mails. >> unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of
positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there and all of a sudden, they are trying to take you out with bullshit. okay? robert mueller never receive d vote. nee neither did the person that appointed him. the attorney general says, i'm going to recuse myself. i said, why the hell didn't he tell me that before i put him in? you tell a joke, you are sarcastic, if you are having fun with the audience, if you are on live television with millions of people and 25,000 people in an arena and you say something like, russia, please, if you can, get us hillary clinton's e-mails. please, russia, please.
please get us the e mays. please. >> that wraps up a week that included president trump's former attorney naming names and handing over financial documents on capitol hill. new explosive reporting that the president forced the approval of his son-in-law's security clearance. walking away empty-handed at that summit with north korea's leader in vietnam. i'm joined by boris sanchez. the president's audience today filled wi eed with his stronges supporters. what case did he make? >> the president covered a lot of ground. the longest speech of his presidency. going well over two hours. president trump at one point used an expletive to describe the russia probe, dismissing the
investigation all together. he gave us a preview of what we are likely to hear going into 2020. the president saying that the democr democrats' agenda is radical. attack the green new deal. suggesting governments want a government takeover of healthcare and tax increases. that's a taste of what the president said. listen to this. >> democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism. they want to replace individual rights with total government domination. this is the new democrat platform for -- i don't want to talk them out of it. i don't. i don't. i swear, i don't. this is a killer. i gotta get off this subject. i want them to embrace this plan. i want them to go andi just wann that runs against them.during t saying he believes the united states will never a socialist
country. that's likely something we will hear again. at one point he even said he wished it was 2020 already. he is clearly eager for an election. >> boris sanchez at the white house, thanks. senator bernie sanders was rallying his supporters today. he spoke today not in vermont, where he serves as u.s. senator, but in new york city. it was in brooklyn, a few miles from where he was born and raised. a lot of his speech was dedicated to his upbringing and how it was nothing like president trump's. ryan nobles joins us in brooklyn. bernie sanders broke the mold today, revealing so much personal information. could he have made that speech anywhere besides his old neighborhood? >> reporter: you know, he could have. it certainly struck a different cord by being here in brooklyn where he could talk about how he was born a few miles from brooklyn college where the speech was held and how he was
raised in a rent controlled apartment around the corner. there's no doubt the sanders campaign was aware of the fact that this speech was taking place around the same time that president trump was speaking this morning. they wanted to make it clear that that personal story of bernie sanders is much different than the personal story of donald trump. when you compare those two things, voters will have an obvious choice. that's why they made the decision to give him that opportunity to talk on a personal level. he really drove that point home. take a listen. >> i did not come from a family of privilege that prepared me to entertain people on television by telling workers, you are fired. i came from a family who knew all too well the frightening power employers can have over
every dl everyday workers. >> reporter: it's important to point out, while senator sanders devoted a lot of his speech to talking about donald trump, to attacking donald trump, to compare himself to donald trump, he didn't talk at all about the other democrats that are in this race for the democratic nomination. of course, he needs to get past all of them before he even has a shot at donald trump. that was something he was unsuccessful in doing four years ago. >> ryan nobles, thank you. joining me to talk about the crowded field of 2020 candidates, keith boykin and s.e. sanders delivering his speech today. this rally in brooklyn. not vermont. he is coming out in a personal way, sharing some of his background, giving a nod to his immigrant heritage, his father, where he was from, his family. i'm curious if he is taking this direction because this is what he would need to get beyond his
base, that obviously didn't land him in the white house in 2016. >> i think it's important to distinguish himself against donald trump, who inherited $413 million from his father. and himself, who had a working class upbringing. secondly, it's important for him to pivot beyond where he was in the 2016 campaign. in 2016, he wasn't the front runner. hillary clinton was the established candidate. now bernie sanders is the front runner. he is the run who has the experience. he is doing well in the polls. he has to position himself for attacks coming against him. he has to tell his story, who he is, so people understand him not just as a character aricature. >> you mentioned the new hampshire pole. that sto you have bernie sanders on top of joe biden, who has been leading a lot of the polls.
the other note wornoteworthy th elizabeth warren at 7%. her numbers are going in the wrong direction. what do you think that's about? >> it's in new hampshire. she has not polled particularly well in her home state among democrats. you can say she's running a national election. the optics of not doing well where your service record is among your own likely constituents is a problem for her. she's going to have to get around that. donald trump, of course, didn't win new york, his home state. but she's a democrat. from a reliably blue state. she has to explain why her progressive record isn't real popular where she's from. then, among democrats in general, why she's still not managing to catch on. she's got a lot of name i.d. that's not the problem here. she's got to convince people,
take a look at me, i'm the choice here. >> i wonder, too, because after all, in 2016, she had so many people urging her to run. >> she might have missed her moment. that might have been her moment. >> look back at 2012 when hillary clinton left the state department. her popularity was 60 something percent sent. she was guaranteed to the president people were saying. then she became the victim of attacks. many of which were unfair. i think what's happened with elizabeth warren is she has been attacked for this native american story. she hasn't been able to escape it. she's trying to -- >> you think that's the key? >> it's the big issue. her views haven't changed. her issues on her progressive record hasn't changed. >> similar to bernie sanders. >> he has the authenticity that she is criticized for not having. the native american debacle
really, really hit her hard. i have called her candidacy doa because that really negatively defined her. fairly or not, whatever side you come down on, it really has defined her. she has not yet been able to get around that as a major, major issue. i'm not sure she can. >> i want to push back on that. i don't think it's fair to say her candidacy is doa because of this. this is so early. we haven't had any elections. not a single primary caucus. we won't have one for another year. hasn't been a debate. >> it's true. the early moments, these early polls, the early dollars, that matters. that builds momentum. >> i disagree with her campaign is doa. >> there's so many more candidates we can discuss including jay inslee, the latest to join the race. he is going all in on climate change. that's going to be the focus. keith, i will bring this to you.
do you think a single issue candidate can compete effectively in such a diverse crowd? this point in time, in this point in time in the map. >> yes and no. it's important to distinguish yourself in this race when there's so many different candidates. how does he stand out? be being a single issue candidate. bernie sanders is the candidate who talks about economic inequality. harris trying to stand out being an african-american candidate. how do you stand out as a candidate is really important. this is a good idea for him. whether it's enough to win, i'm not sure. it does make him distinguishable from 17, 20 other candidates who might be running. >> democrats were a big target of the president today in his big cpac speech. we heard how long it was. two plus hours. the longest speech of his presidency. he spent a lot of it talking about the mueller probe.
do you think he understands how serious this is, not just mule ae -- mueller's investigation but the other ones? >> i think he does. i also think he is a performer. he knows he needs to perform like everything is fine. i watched almost all of the two-hour speech. >> i'm sorry for you. >> i know. he needed this. this was a week that i think hit him hard, both on foreign policy and domestic. he was reveling in this. a couple times you thought he was done. he just coming back for more. he needed this rally, the adoration. he was in a friendly room. i think putting on this performance, i'm fine, we're great, aren't we in a love affair, i think he needed that for his soul. i think it wasn't so much an indication of where things really are but what he needs
right now. >> he is rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic. we had the michael cohen story this week. we had the jared kushner story. the story about his labor secretary. the failed summit with kim jong-un. we had the issue about the national emergency declaration with congress. >> jared kushner's security clearance. >> it's been a week of disasters for his presidency. the only thing you can do is talk to a favorable crowd and let them revel in whatever they want to say. this lock her up chant today, unbecoming the president of the united states. he used a curse word repeatedly, more than once this his remarks. what hypocrisy. when the president of the united states goes and does it, it's okay. this is the kind of inconsistency that people are sick of in politics. they don't like it when people have double standards.
that's what we saw with the president today. >> gotta leave it there. thank you so much. good to see you. don't miss s.e. at the top of the hour right here on cnn. the president today launching off, laughing in fact even, about the special counsel's russia investigation. does the real threat lie somewhere else? a strange twist, a key republican congressman is calling for the final mueller rof report to be made public. he is calling for more than the mueller report to be made public. aft the president says he was misinterpreted over his remarks where he sided with kim jong-un when it came tos death of american otto warmbier. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." what do you charge for online equity trades? ♪ ah, i'll look into it. [phone ringing] [beep] lisa jones! hey carl, what are you charging me for online equity trades? [nervous laughter] and do i get my fees back if i'm not happy?
like a satisfaction guarantee? ugh...schwab! oh right, i'm calling schwab. thanks, carl! wait, lisa! lisa?!... are you getting low costs backed by a satisfaction guarantee? if not, talk to schwab. a modern approach to wealth management. ♪ ♪ t-mobile will do the math for you. right now, when you join t-mobile, you get two lines of unlimited with two of the latest phones included for just one hundred bucks a month. with tough food, your dentures may slip and fall. fixodent ultra-max hold gives you the strongest hold ever to lock your dentures. so now you can eat tough food without worry. fixodent and forget it.
shouldn't mean going back to the doctoro just for a shot. with neulasta onpro patients get their day back... to be with family, or just to sleep in. strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection. in a key study neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%, a 94% decrease. neulasta onpro is designed to deliver neulasta the day after chemo and is used by most patients today. neulasta is for certain cancer patients receiving strong chemotherapy. do not take neulasta if you're allergic to it or neupogen (filgrastim). an incomplete dose could increase infection risk. ruptured spleen, sometimes fatal as well as serious lung problems, allergic reactions, kidney injuries and capillary leak syndrome have occurred. report abdominal or shoulder tip pain, trouble breathing or allergic reactions to your doctor right away. in patients with sickle cell disorders, serious, sometimes fatal crises can occur. the most common side effect is bone and muscle ache. ask your doctor about neulasta onpro. pay no more than $5 per dose with copay card.
say hello to an authentic favorite... times two. every day at marco's, get two medium, one-topping pizzas for $6.99 each. every store. every day. the italian way. hello primo. president trump today going after special counsel robert mueller with fresh attacks. as we wait for mueller's final report in russia election
interference and potential collusion with the trump campaign, here is what the president had to say this afternoon. >> we're waiting for a report. we will find out whether or not -- and what we are dealing with. we're waiting for a report by people that weren't elected. now we have people that lost. unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of positions. they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there. all of a sudden, they're trying to take out with bullshit, okay? robert mueller never received a vote and neither did the person that appointed him. >> think about this. robert mueller might not be the president's biggest legal problem right now. trump is facing numerous investigations. looking into nearly every aspect of his political and business
operations. one in particular might pose a bigger problem than mueller. that is the southern district of new york. this week we heard trump's former personal attorney michael cohen say he is in constant contact with sdny investigators. more on what the sdny might be investigating. >> reporter: when president trump's former personal attorney michael cohen testified before congress this week, he suggested more investigations into the president are in the works. >> i am in constant contact with the southern district of new york. unfortunately, this topic is actually something that's being investigated right now by the southern district of new york. >> reporter: the southern district of new york, a u.s. attorney's office with a rich history of tenaciously taking on high profile cases, like wall street execs and mobsters. it also operates independently from the oval office. >> michael cohen said a lot of things. some new information. one thing he wouldn't talk about
was the ways in which he is cooperating with southern district of new york with respect to investigations that we might not know anything about. i think that's an ominous sign. >> reporter: cohen pleaded guilty last year in the southern district to tax fraud, bank fraud and federal campaign finance violations. allen weisselberg, the cfo of trump organization, made a deal with sdny attorneys for limit e immunity. federal prosecutors in new york are investigating the president's inaugural committee, subpoenaing a wide range of documents, and earlier this month cnn reported the sdny is seeking to interview trump organization executives, though the exact focus is not clear. >> the motto of any good u.s. attorney's office is, if you see a serious federal crime being committed, you investigate it. if there's enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, you charge it. >> reporter: the southern district doesn't have the same restrictions as the special counsel's investigation. which the department of justice set up to look into one thing,
russian influence in the 2016 election. the investigation led by robert mueller spans nearly two years. attorneys have interviewed a wide range of people currently or formerly in trump orbit. the president repeatedly refers to the probe -- >> it's a disgraceful situation. it's a witch hunt. >> reporter: 37 people and entities have been indicted or pleaded guilty, including trump advisors and russian nationals. most recently added to the list, roger stone. a trump associate who cohen says told trump he had inside knowledge of the wikileaks posting of the e-mails. >> mr. stone told mr. trump he had gotten off the phone with julien assange and he told mr. stone that within a couple of days there would be a massive dump of e-mails that would damage hillary clinton's campaign. >> reporter: a claim the president and wikileaks deny.
the special counsel's investigation has uncovered and referred cases to the southern district. that's how a probe into cohen started. it remains to be seen what else mueller's team may have forwarded to u.s. attorneys. that could be what ultimately deals a blow to the president. >> bob mueller is not what should concern the president or the white house. that's the southern district of new york. i want to bring in michael zeldon, former special assistant to robert mueller. we just heard former trump ally chris christie who led the president's transition team say mueller is not president trump's biggest legal threat. that's what you have been saying for months now. how did you react there week when you heard trump's former fixer michael cohen tell congress he is in constant contact with southern district of new york investigators? >> it led me to believe that the southern district of new york was engaged in a full-throated
financial crimes investigation against the trump organization. not the president as president. but president trump as prior businessman. in there i think lies a lot of danger for the president. if you look at michael cohen's testimony, for example, where he said the president inflated financial statements in order to acquire a loan, and deflated them when it came to paying taxes on the value of the assets, that's wire fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud. serious stuff. the statute of limitations is ten years. these are actively pursuable by the southern district of new york. >> do you think that's where the investigations are headed? >> it would make the most sense that's what they are looking at. remember, cohen was asked why he was in contact with the southern district. he said, because it's an ongoing investigations that i cannot speak to you about. it would seem to me if these were investigations that
involved the president's time as president, that would be mueller more than southern district. so that leads to the deduction that most likely, it is financial in its orientation. we're speculating. that's my speculation. >> trump's taxes came up time and again. do you think investigates have trump's tax returns? >> i think they have probably aspects of his financial records. michael cohen said in preparation for his testimony, he remembered that the southern district of new york returned boxes to him. he went down to welcome at those boxes. that's where he found the trump financial disclosure -- the financial statements for 2011 through '13. the southern district returned them to cohen. having copied and reviewed them. it seems to me they probably have that and more. we know that the congressional committees are going to be subpoenaing the full tax records. >> everyone's waiting for
mueller's report to drop. one of the president's most ardent defenders, congressman nunes, had this to say on friday. watch. >> if he does put out a report, you are going to see people claiming, we have to have this public, it has to be made public. that's fine. i want everything that mueller did made public. i want every e-mail, i want everything that -- everybody they wiretapped, every warrant they got, every single thing that mueller used needs to be made public for all of america to see. >> michael, is nunes' request remotely realistic? >> i would expect the democrats who run the congressional oversight committee would love that. the people who would like that least are the private counsel who are representing the president. these regulations were drafted to ensure that the limited -- there was a limited amount of information that went forward. they did not want a full -- i
issued the same report to the public. they want to protect all that underlying information. that's why the regulations are so narrowly crafted. nunes is playing right into the hands of the democratic oversight committees. i can't imagine trump lawyers are happy with that statement. >> there's more questions i have for you always. i find this conversation fascinating. i look forward to talking to you again another day. out of time for now. thanks so much. >> thank you. the president today again attempting to calm the fallout over his comments accepting the north korean president's or leader's denial of wrongdoing in the death of otto warmbier. this comes after the warmbier family's stupinnning rebuke to president after he took the word of yet another dictator. a place miles from the beaten path. overcoming twists and turns. ups and downs. whatever life throws.
i can worry about it, or doe. something about it. garlique helps maintain healthy cholesterol naturally, and it's odor-free, and pharmacist recommended. garlique we have new information about the failed nuclear summit between president trump and kim jong-un. two officials tell cnn the north korean delegation came in fully expecting to leave with a deal. one source adding, there was, quote, a huge need for kim to get a signe ed ed agreement aft billing this as a success. in this country, the collapse isn't what is driving outrage. it's president trump suggesting kim didn't know about the brutal treatment of otto warmbier. >> i'm in such a horrible
position. in one way, i have to negotiate. in the other way, i love mr. and mrs. warmbier. i love otto. it's a very, very delicate balance. he was a special young man. to see what happened was so bad. was so bad. >> brian todd with the emotional fallout. >> reporter: analysts called it a low point in an already dismal news conference. >> he tells me that he didn't know about. and i will take him at his word. >> reporter: the president saying he supported kim jong-un's stance that kim didn't know of american college student otto warmbier's deteriorating condition in a north korean prison. >> i don't believe that he would have allowed that to happen. >> reporter: now that statement is receiving a stipginging rebu from warmbier's parents. saying they have not spoken out of respect but could hold back
no longer. in a statement saying kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son otto. no excuses or lavish praise can change that. >> for them, this is a horrible situation to go through. i can understand their concern about what was said. >> reporter: otto warmbier, a student at the university of virginia, was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sign during his tour of pyongyang in 2016 during what was seen as a show trial, he wept. warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. a year and a half later, north korean diplomats asked for a meeting with this u.s. counterparts and told them the young american was in a co-ba c. he died a couple of days after returning home. trump attacked kim and his regime for the death. >> we need only look at the depraved character of the north korean regime. >> reporter: he embraced
warmbier's parent parents, invi them to the state of the union address. >> you are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatened our world. your strength truly inspires us all. >> reporter: analysts said that seemed to be a far cry from his comments this week. >> he felt badly about it. >> reporter: face being bas bacm the family, saying he had been miss interpreted. of course, i hold north korea responsible for otto's didn't. most important, otto will not have died in vein. i love otto and think of him. >> the president is saying there's no indication chairman knew what happened when it happened. >> reporter: doctors believe he had been in a vegetative state for 14 months. does kim jong-un not know about it? >> kim would have known as soon
as they had determined that this was something that wasn't reversible. he would have known immediately. >> reporter: why would president trump have said he believed kim? analysts say it could have been for political expediency. >> human rights groups have not been given access to the administration which is pry prioritizing denuclearization. >> reporter: analyst the warmbiy was awarded $500 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. experts say it's unlikely the family will collect much, if any, of that. what could happen is the americans could use the warmbier case as possible leverage in negotiating any sanctions relief for north korea. brian todd, cnn, washington. the ceo of the san francisco giep
hello to the best part of the day. and to the best night ever. these are the primo moments. and they call for italian quality pizza. dough made from scratch daily. sauce...from the original giammarco recipe. say hello to an authentic favorite... times two. every day at marco's, get two medium, one-topping pizzas for $6.99 each. every store. every day. the italian way. hello primo. when i went on to ancestry, i just put in the name yes, we are twins. of my parents and my grandparents. i was getting all these leaves and i was going back generation after generation. you start to see documents and you see signatures of people that you've never met. i mean, you don't know these people, but you feel like you do. you get connected to them. i wish that i could get into a time machine and go back 100 years, 200 years and just meet these people. being on ancestry just made me feel like i belonged somewhere. discover your story.
start searching for free now at ancestry.com. georgand a busy day ahead. george has entresto, a heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren, or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium. ask your doctor about entresto. ♪ the beat goes on ♪ the beat goes on that was great! ♪ beds get sick too protection. lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of illness- causing bacteria detergent leaves behind. lysol. what it takes to protect.
stop fearing your alarm clock... with zzzquil pure zzzs. a drug-free blend of botanicals with melatonin that supports your natural sleep cycle so you can seize the morning. zzzquil pure zzzs. might mean a trip back to the doctor's office just for a shot. but why go back there when you can stay home with neulasta onpro? strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection. in a key study neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%, a 94% decrease. neulasta onpro is designed to deliver neulasta the day after chemo and is used by most patients today. neulasta is for certain cancer patients
receiving strong chemotherapy. do not take neulasta if you're allergic to it or neupogen (filgrastim). an incomplete dose could increase infection risk. ruptured spleen, sometimes fatal as well as serious lung problems, allergic reactions, kidney injuries and capillary leak syndrome have occurred. report abdominal or shoulder tip pain, trouble breathing or allergic reactions to your doctor right away. in patients with sickle cell disorders, serious, sometimes fatal crises can occur. the most common side effect is bone and muscle ache. if you'd rather be home, ask your doctor about neulasta onpro. pay no more than $5 per dose with copay card. [ horn honking ] [ engine revving ] what's that, girl? [ engine revving ] flo needs help?! [ engine revving ] take me to her! ♪ coming, flo! why aren't we taking roads?! flo. [ horn honking ] -oh. you made it. do you have change for a dollar? -this was the emergency? [ engine revving ] yes, i was busy! -24-hour roadside assistance. from america's number-one motorcycle insurer. -you know, i think you're my best friend.
you don't have to say i'm your best friend. that's okay. san francisco giants ceo larry baer and his wife are apologizing after a physical and public altercation between them was caught on tape. a bystander captured the heated argument in a san francisco park that ended with her on the ground. we are following the details. they have released a statement. what are they saying? >> reporter: not long after this public physical and verbal argument between the couple, they seemed to join in lockstep. they released a joint statement where they said they were embarrassed by there public argument. they said they resolved the issue. more personal statements followed from each of them. one from larry in which he apologized and said he will do whatever it takes to make sure he never behaved in an inappropriate manner again and then pam defending her husband, even saying that she lost her
balance in the midst of this. watch the video to see for yourself. >> oh, my god, help. >> reporter: pam baer screams as larry baer tries to grab a cellphone out of her hand. she falls to the ground in the chair she's sitting in. this video captured by a bystander and first released by tmz shows a few seconds of the shuffle. after a cut in the video, you can see larry there, cellphone and cup of coffee in hand saying, stop, pam, stop and walking away. bystanders are heard yelling to stay away from him. the couple, married for nearly 30 years, says they are embarrassed by the argument over a family matter. they say they resolved the issue. this video is now an issue for authorities. the san francisco police department is investigating the incident. so is major league baseball. a statement from the league says, just like any other
situation like this, they will immediately begin to gather the facts. major league baseball's strict domestic violence policy applies to executives as well as players. he is part owner of the giants and is seen as a major part of the success enjoyed by the organization which won the world series three times in the last ten years. larry baer is the public face of the giants' management, a clean image, who is known for cleaning up public relations challenges that the team faced. as i mentioned, he apologized. have i have spoken to players who say they believe if that was a player, conversations would have begun about his termination. we will see how this evolves as police, major league baseball and the giants investigate. >> we know you will keep us posted. the president just ended his longest speech since entering the white house. he hit the 2016 election, democrats, the media in front of
his base. how are republicans reacting to a week that saw bombshell after bombshell revealed? mom and twelve boys. pranks were big. they came in third, but... they had so much fun. at country inn & suites by radisson, we're on the way to wherever you're going. ♪ ♪ t-mobile will do the math for you. right now, when you join t-mobile, you get two lines of unlimited with two of the latest phones included for just one hundred bucks a month.
delicious at your door. download doordash. first order, no delivery fee. this family has given america a senator, two governors, two first ladies, and two presidents. the all new cnn original series the bush years, family, duty, power will take us inside the iconic bush family to explore how they influenced american politics and culture at some of the most pivotal points in u.s. history. here's a preview. >> i would like to introduce you to my family. the fact is i am nothing without
them. our four sons. our daughter. my own barbara bush. >> i think it's hard to imagine any family that have been more significant to american politics. >> i can hear you. ♪ >> bush family going back generations believe in public service and helping their fellow man. people refer to the bush family as fine as steel. that's what it is and that's what it was. >> i'm running for president of the united states. there's no turning back. and i intend to be the next president of the united states. >> my boy. >> joining us now presidential historian, the author of "the last republicans."
mark, great to have you with us. as a presidential historian you have a lot to work with, with the bush family, with both far george h.w. and george w. bush. what does it nene have two presidents come from the same family? >> it's remarkable. happened only one other time for a father and son. john adams and john quincy adams were one term president. our first two one term president. there were 24 years that' loopsed between their presidencies nearly a quarter of a century. john adams was only alive for the first year and a quarter of his son's presidency and in a way in quincy, massachusetts, far away from washington, d.c. the bushes only had eight years between their presidencies ay i reigned at consequential times. george h.w. bush when the iron curtain fell, and we were entering into a brand-new
post-cold war period and george w. bush, of course during 9/11. enormously consequential and important periods and two men just eight years apart in the oval office. >> just eight years patient. that's nothing. yet father, son, both presidents of the united states. you look at the relationship between the two bush presidents in your book from both your professional and a personal perspective. when you look at their presidencies, what more do you see as key similarist and differences? >> well, the similarities, somewhat similar styles. there's an ethos i know is explored in the original series that on cnn is doing. it's really about civility and decency and the notion of service over self. i think that prevails in the bush family and you see it from both bush presidents. as george h.w. bush would say times have changed dramatical
from his time in office. they had similar nemesis in the sense they both battled against saddam hussein. the world was very different between the administrations of both bush presidents. >> i think it's really telling that the name of your book, the last republicans actually came from the bushes themselves. tell us more about that. >> well, i original lie thought to name the book the last republicans but it was clear whether hillary clinton or donald trump won the election that there was an end to a certain type of republicanism. republicanism that the bushes stood for was about our engagement in the world. america as a force for good. of course the republicanism of donald trump was very different. it was nor nativist. more xenophobic. whether hillary clinton or donald trump won there was an end to the kind of republicanism
that the bushs stood for. george w. bush said i may be the last republican president. so that was an endorsements from the bushs themselves. >> thank you. good to have you with us. tune in the bush years, family, duty, power premiers tomorrow night at 9:00 only on cnn. next week we introduce you to our first cnn hero of 2019. first a quick update on last year's hero of the year, dr. ricardo from lima, peru was recognized for his work helping sick children and their families who made the difficult journey from peru to access medical care. his nonprofit provides them with a home and other services so they can comfortably stay and receive treatment. here's anderson cooper. >> reporter: ladies and gentlemen, 2018 cnn hero of the year is dr. ricardo punjab.
an incredible night. when he returned to peru crowds gathered to greet ricardo at the airport. he's been hailed a national hero. ricardo plans to use his cnn prize money and viewer donations to build a new shelter. >> the kids inspire me every day. really they are heroes. >> nominate someone you think should be cnn hero right now at cnnheroes.com. i'm back in a couple of who are. my colleague, s.e. cupp continues today's coverage right after the break. don't go anywhere. i can't believe it. that we're playing "four on four" with a barbershop quartet? [quartet singing] bum bum bum bum... pass the ball... pass the rock..
...we're open just pass the ball! no, i can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with geico. yea. [quartet singing] shoot the j! shoot, shoot, shoot the jaaaaaay... believe it! geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. believe it! geico could save you fifteen percent hello to the best part of the day. and to the best night ever. these are the primo moments. and they call for italian quality pizza. dough made from scratch daily. sauce...from the original giammarco recipe. say hello to an authentic favorite... times two. every day at marco's, get two medium, one-topping pizzas for $6.99 each. every store. every day. the italian way. hello primo. chicken! that's right, chicken?! candace-- new chicken creations from starkist. buffalo style chicken in a pouch--
bold choice, charlie! just tear, eat... mmmmm. and go! try all of my chicken creations! chicken! ron! soh really? going on at schwab. thank you clients? well jd power did just rank them highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms...again. and online equity trades are only $4.95... i mean you can't have low cost and be full service. it's impossible. it's like having your cake and eating it too. ask your broker if they offer award-winning full service and low costs. how am i going to explain this? if you don't like their answer, ask again at schwab. schwab, a modern approach to wealth management. since you're heading off to dad... i just got a zerowater. but we've always used brita. it's two stage-filter... doesn't compare to zerowater's 5-stage. this meter shows how much stuff, or dissolved solids, gets left behind. our tap water is 220. brita? 110... seriously? but zerowater- let me guess. zero?
welcome to unfiltered. here's tonight's headlines. to impeach or not to impeach. that is the question for democrats. after a rocky week of congressional hearings in which the president's one time body man accused him of multiple criminal offenses, trump was getting some much needed love at the annual conservative conference cpac where he spoke for more than two hours. but he didn't seem too worried about the storm of investigations around him. listen. >> we're awaiting for a report and find out whether or not and who we're dealing with. we're waiting for a report by people who weren't elected. now we have people that lost and, unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people for a long time