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hello, i'm brooke baldwin and you're watching cnn. it is the largest democratic presidential field in history. and today the man who has been a senator, a vice president, and a big fan of aviators is joining the race. joe biden making it clear he is focusing on one thing, beating donald trump. >> if we give donald trump eight years in the white house, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation. who we are and i cannot stand by and watch that happen. the core values of this nation are standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that is made america, america is at
stake. that is why today i'm announcing my candidacy for president of the united states. >> and with that, the former vice president officially entering the fray. and immediately catapulted to the top of the pack. and now that announcement is out of the way, joe biden is posed to hit the campaign trail hard. we got a preview in delaware where he stopped by a pizzeria. he attended a philadelphia fundraiser ahead of the first campaign event on monday in pittsburgh. that will be followed up by swings through iowa, new hampshire, nevada, south carolina and california. and that is just the next couple of weeks. as for the man, biden would like to replace trump, he had this message for the opponent who he now refers to as sleepy joe. quote, i only hope you have the intelligence long in doubt to wage a successful primary campaign. it will be nasty, you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick and demented ideas but if you make it, i'll
see you at the starting gate. start with dana bash. our chief correspondent there. and when you watch the video, it is lighter on policy but quite heavy on donald trump. do you think that is a smart idea? >> reporter: yeah. look, it is unclear exactly which direction he would come. because he could have come out in a lot of different directions. but the fact that he made this -- he hopes -- a choice and a reminder that this is a choice between the democrat and donald trump. was and is the whole ball game. of course this is a battle of ideas among democrats. but what he has that no other -- none of the other 19 candidates here have is the experience in the white house. as the vice president of the united states. what he has is the ability to kind of take it up to 10,000 feet. that either the other candidates
don't want to do, because they like the nitty-gritty, that is their calling card or they don't have the experience and frankly the gravitas to do that. and joe biden does. so the fact they decided to scrap the idea of doing a video as the scrappy kit from scranton and more biographical and more about i want to return america to normalcy is very, very telling. and it did automatically, as we know it would, automatically mix things up because he is the biggest of the big dogs at this point. >> you said experience. but how about experience in fundraising and politico is reporting that biden told donors, i'm quoting, we're going to be judged bid what we could do in the first 24 hours the first week. tonight he's attending this event hosted by a comcast executive and the guest list
includes establishment democrats and lawmakers. it is a contrast to with senator sanders and warren who are shunning the big money in favor of the small donors. do you think joe biden is hoping to just blow everyone out of the water? >> yeah. he is. but the fact that you brought up so smartly, brooke, the notion not just that he knows that he has to raise money and where he's raising the money from is one example of how he is kicking it old school. he's doing it much more traditional way. and the way that a lot of progressive democrats, a lot of grassroots democrats say we don't want to do that any more. we want to have the power of the people, small dollar donors and forget about big corporations or big ceos, the man as they like to say it and as they do see it. and that is just an early and very vivid example of a very big generational and strategic
difference between joe biden and so many of the others. and i say generational, obviously he's about the same age as bernie sanders. but bernie sanders oddly kind of approaches this from the younger generation perspective in terms of kind of the new way of raising money. >> kicking it old school. dana bash, thank you so much. >> that is the official term for it. >> i love it. i'm in. thank you so much. there is another part of joe biden's video that stands out when you watch this whole thing. it is his sharp criticism of president trump's response to the 2017 white supremacist rally in charlottesville, virginia. >> that is when we heard the words of the president of the united states that stunned the world and shocked the conscious of this nation. he said there were, quote, some very fine people on both sides. very fine people on both sides? those words the president of the united states assigned a moral
equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. and in that moment i knew the threat to this nation was unlike any i had ever seen in my lifetime. >> let's go to a man who knows charlottesville well, wes bellamy is vice mayor. so welcome back. thanks for coming on. >> thank you so much for having me. >> so this morning you tweeted that it was your word "bold" that the former vice president made your city really a central piece of his presidential rollout. bold, yes. do you think it was appropriate? >> well, again, thank you for having me. there is mixed feelings on the ground here in charlottesville. there are some people who are concerned that our city is being used simply as a ploy for vice president biden to catapult into the presidential race and then there are a group of people here who i've heard from directly that stated they were glad that
vice president biden had decided to take on 45 directly. he has been very direct in regards to addressing white supremacy in the initial rollout and personally i'm proud of that. i am happy that vice president biden decided to take this route. i think it was, indeed, touchy because it is triggering for many here but it is appropriate and necessary. >> we have learned that the mother of heather hire killed at rally, she was not contacted by the biden team and in a statement she said the heerj hire foundation does not support any candidate. i am the public case of that and co-founder and i will not endorse or any candidate in any way. i was not contacted by joe biden or anyone from his office. do you think joe biden should have reached out to her? >> this is one of the situations in which charlottesville has become a hashtag and i hate that we are known simply for that. but we are known throughout the world in regards to how we have
stood up for white -- sums. it would have been difficult to contact every individual who is hurt and live through the tragedy and not only susan bro who i have respect and the other activists here on the ground. it is difficult to talk to everyone. i spoke with senior advisers on his campaign over the weekend and as well as earlier in the week and there was concerns and trepidation about him kicking off in charlottesville and the fact that the matter remains he would never come to charlottesville but i think he needs to come to the city and meet and talk with the folks. there are people who behind him and i think that the fact that he's willing to take on white supremacy is a good thing for us all and i hope all of the candidates can move forth in that direction. white supremacy has to be defeated and we have to be bold and sfro-- and strong in how wee it up. >> a follow up on that. did you talk to team biden before this rollout and did you
know that they would be doing this? >> well i didn't know the specifics of the video. but i did speak with senior advisers over the weekend and i was told -- >> you had a head's up. >> i had a head's up in that sense. >> got you. biden, he is viewed by many as the best chance to really win back working white working class voters who backed donald trump. but as the associated press is reporting, this issue of race and the ability of the white 2020 candidates to discuss it candidly is essential to the campaign and one former hillary 2016 staffer referred to it as a woke litmus test. if you've heard of this. if these candidates are woke. especially the white candidates. and would you agree and do you think just talking about race is good enough? >> no. talking about it is not good enough. us having these discussions have become very old. in fact i'm looking for policy measures and iniatives to describe how we will defeat
white supremacy and from an economic perspective. are we going to look at criminal justice reform, and look at different ways in which we roll back some of the laws in the policies to detrimental to people who look like myself for far too long and i think mr. biden is willing to do so. the fact he was willing to call out 45 and his white supremacist views and accolades and praise for those very fine people on both sides, that was pleasing to me and i hope he has some po poll -- policies to back it up. >> wes bellamy, a pleasure. >> thank you, brooke. the republican who is challenging president trump just called on him to resign. we'll speak with him live. plus the president is now denying that he ordered his former counsel to fire robert mueller despite the evidence to the contrary. why this tweet could backfire on him. and breaking news, north korea presented the u.s. with a $2 million bill for the care of otto warmbier. those stunning details ahead.
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white supremacy and white supremacist. president trump insisting today that he never told then white house counsel don mcgahn to fire special counsel robert mueller. his tweet coming into a white house subpoena battle that want to testify but just read the mueller report, both mcgahn and mueller are not vague about the facts. don mcgahn describes who photo calls from the president, you gotta do this, and you gotta call rod and in the second call, trump said call rod and tell rod that mueller has conflicts, call me back when do you it. and from robert mueller himself, in response to that request, don
mcgahn decided to quit because he did not want to participate in events he described as akin to the saturday night massacre. kelly cordero counsel, and does this prove that don mcgahn needs to testify now more than ever? >> well, he does. because the american people need to hear what exactly transpired between the president and him. the report lays it out. so mcgahn was interviewed by the special counsel office, that would have been under oath, under penalty of perjury really to speak with federal investigators. and so there is no reason for us to not think that he was truthful. he said that the president called him and tried to get him to do this, to fire the special counsel -- the special counsel, robert mueller. and he also said that he tried to get the attorney general sessions to unrecuse himself from the investigation.
so this is what mcgahn said. this is what is in the special counsel report. and so congress needs to follow up and hear from don mcgahn directly. >> what can democrats do? does this just go straight to the court? can the president just continue to ignore the legislative branch? >> well, so i think what is happening is the white house has decided to adapt a strategy of just stonewalling across the board. so they are not going to comply with requests for former officials to appear or testify, they're not going to comply with requests for subpoenas or voluntary request for white house officials to come testify. they are just adopting an across the board challenge. and so what that does is puts the burden on congress to figure out sort of priorities, what do they want to fight about. because they could litigate, they could use other mechanisms for example putting pauses on legislation and not moving things through the legislative
branch and they have different options available to them. but it is a long path for them to be able to use those techniques. >> got it. carrie cordero, thank you so much. >> okay. the chief of an alabama police department said he is disgusted. new body cam video here. the arrest left a young woman bleeding from her head and feeling like, quote, a piece of garbage. you'll see the video for yourself. and see what happened to the officers. plus new developments in the case against lori loughlin and her husband. they're latest line of defense and why the government wants to move up the next court appearance. in true british style,
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questionable police arrest sparking outrage and demands for officer accountability, in tuscaloosa, alabama, two officers were placed on desk duty after they pulled over an unarmed black woman for leaving the scene of the accident and the police body cam shows when they tried to arrest her there was a scuffle that left the woman bruised and bloodied. so we'll play the video but just a warning it is disturbing. >> tell you what, y'all step out. put your hands behind your back. put your hands behind your back. >> why you do me like this? >> put your hands behind your back. >> are you serious? >> sorry. >> have you lost your freaking -- >> please, please. [ inaudible ].
>> oh -- ah. >> she got me by the -- >> [ bleep ]. break it off. >> here you go. >> give me your arm. if you bite me you'll lose every one of your [ bleep ] teeth. you understand me. >> medical on the way. >> please -- >> no. shut your mouth. >> i just -- >> i don't give a [ bleep ]. you're lucky i didn't put my gun in the back of your noggin and make you pay. when you grab this, i could have shot you. do you understand me? do you know how stupid you are? >> geez, nick is with me with the police chief's reaction and the driver's reactions. nick, oomph, we know the police chief said he is disgusted by the video. what else is he saying?
>> i've been listening to the video and it doesn't get any easier and when the police chief first saw the video he thought the officers, he said, acted within the department's use of force policy and their training but it was after he saw the video again and he heard the verbal threats, specifically after 22-year-old jasmine shepherd is already in custody on the ground in handcuffs that he took exception with what the officers did and their actions and called them embarrassing to the police department and said he is disgusted. >> even after the event is over and miss shepherd is seated on the ground i had a serious problem with the comments they were making and the threats they were making because we don't teach our officers that, we don't train our officers to do those things and so for me that caused a lot of anger, a lot of frustration. i was disappointed in the officers. i was disgusted gi what i saw, what i heard and i was embarrassed by it because it does not reflect our core values here at the tuscaloosa police department. >> brooke, the officers justified their actions by
saying shepherd grabbed for the baton trying to take her into custody. one of the officers said he was grabbed by the genitals. both officers are on desk duty and awaiting disciplinary action. >> and the woman has seen the body cam video. what does she say. >> it was yesterday she saw it for the first time and international desk spoke to her and she is beyond hurt. she said that she wasn't even treated like a human but more like an animal. in fact, she said she spent two days in jail without medical temperature and at the sound bite we're about to play you could see that gash on her forehead. >> i was beaten by two police officers. i was unarmed. and did everything they asked me to do. >> he's on top of me like -- my face is in the ground and i can't breathe and i'm telling him to get up. i can't breathe. so i'm grabbing. they know what they did is completely completely -- uncalled for and this ain't the end. >> and you see the gash because
of the scuffle with police and other minor cuts and bruises. she said she has yet to hear as of yesterday from the tuscaloosa police department or the city. no word yet on whether or not she'll file any legal charges or carry a lawsuit against either of them. >> you are on it for us. nick valencia, thank you for sharing that story. just a programming note now. join w. kamau bell for the season four of "united shades of america" for change and fighting for justice and making a difference. his new season starts on sunday at 10:00 eastern and pacific right here on cnn. it looks like joe biden will win support from a powerful union that did not endorse either presidential candidate last go around. the international association of firefighters tells me why this time is now different. plus, it is not joe biden's first try at the white house. but it is his first as the front-runner. we'll take a look at what went wrong the last two times he
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you know the saying, third time is the charm. no doubt joe biden and his supporters are hoping that is the case since he's run for president twice. first time he pulled out within the first four months. so let's get specific on his previous launches with reporter and editor at large chris cillizza. so we know him as this senator from delaware and he first ran back in '88. what happened? >> okay. so he actually never makes it to 1988 in his first bid, brooke, because he dropped out in 87 following a plagiarism scandal. he's not the front-runner in 1987 but in 1987 joe biden is only in the senate for 15 years and he's an up-and-comer and considered someone who could be the nominee. but he gives a speech that is
similar to a speech of the a british labor politician named neal kinnock and let's play a little bit of sound that gets to the similarities first. >> started thinking as i was coming over here, why is it that joe biden is the first in his family ever to go to a university? >> a candidate in a thousand generations to be able to get to university -- >> now it is not just that. there is more similarities. kinnock cites his wife, the first to get to the university and biden cited his wife as the first to go to college and there is a lot there. and there were other potential plagiarism problems and he said he had just thought of it and didn't realizing he was plagiarizing it and to this day he has fought it. but it did lead, as you rightly know, to him getting out of the race. let's play that sound from 1987.
>> i do it with incredible reluctance and it makes me angry. i'm angry with myself for having been put in the position, put myself in the position of having to make this choice. and i am no less frustrated with the environment of presidential politics. that makes it so difficult to let the american people measure the whole joe biden and not just misstatements that i've made. >> just, brooke, very quickly, in the everything old is -- everything new is old, joe biden deck rying ow nasty and negative politics are, oh, boy. imagine if it was today. so that was in 1988 presidential bid. >> what about 2008. >> different animal. he's been in the senate a long time. this was seen as a career capper. never seen as all that serious a candidate and his showing proved it as we showed here. so he only ran in one race, the iowa caucus and here he is down
at 1%. obviously one, two, three are the ones that mattered in the race. biden dropped out after this. but in that race he did catch barack obama's eye. he becomes the nominee and picks him as vp. biden what he said -- again in the 2008 race. let's play that. >> as i got up and jill told me the results, i didn't feel -- i feel no regret. not one single solitary ounce of regret. >> now i guarantee you, brooke, when he dropped out, i remember this and he drops out, there is no way he thinks, hmm, maybe in 12 years i'll run for president again. that was seen as the end. and then obama picks him for vp and hillary -- a series of events that have drawn us here and when he attacks joe biden, in presidential races, the '88 race and the 2008 and he's not relevant and drops out after the
first vote, he's never shown the quality of candidate that we expected him to be in either race. so there are questions as he begins this third time to try to get that mantle. >> we'll be asking him that question. chris cillizza. thank you. and a powerful union is expected to endorse him. especially notable since this group chose not to endorse either donald trump or hillary clinton in 2016. i'm talking about the international association of firefighters. it is not waiving one bit for 2020. you could see the signs ready for biden when he spoke to the union last month. and now officials say sometime next week they will make their support of the former vice president official. in 2008 he explained to an audience of iaff members where he feels and he owes a lot to first responders and firefighters in this country. >> but i owe the firefighters of my state. i owe them my two grown sons and my wife and daughter were killed
in an automobile accident, it was a fire fight using jaws of life that got my two sons out and the hospital -- to the hospital in time to save them. i owe you and the firefighters of my state literally, i owe you my life. the fact of the matter is when i was -- i was diagnosed with a ruptured aneurysm in the middle of a snowstorm, my local fire company put me in an ambulance and get me two hours -- two and a half hours in the snow to walter read to get me to the right doctor. >> harold shay burger is the president of the 316,000 member union. thank you so much for being with me. >> brooke, thanks for having me. >> i read a quote of yours that you said your group will walk through a wall for joe biden. so beyond his support for legislation back in collective bargaining and benefits for first responders, give me one big reason why you guys will be
endorsing him? >> well, first of all, brooke, let me make it clear that now that the former vice president has announced his candidacy this morning our executive board in discussions on this for a number of months and as you mentioned also invited him to address our 900 leadership team at our legislative conference, we'll be meeting tonight at 5:00 to take our formal action concerning his candidacy. and the results of that formal action, we will be prepared to announce early next week. but to your question, we're pretty straightforward. you have our back, we have yours. you stand with us, we'll stand with you. and joe biden has had the interest of firefighters and quite frankly all workers, all middle class workers, has had their backs and been supporting
us throughout almost four decades of support. and so as we consider putting our reputation and the good will of the incredible members, firefighters that do such incredible work on the front lines every day, we're going to be prepared, likely tonight, to formally support someone who has without any question been supporting our efforts for years. >> to your point about having their backs, it sounds like, in an interview after the election in 2016 you felt like the democratic party had left you and your members behind. when all in on -- winning over minorities and college educated whites and sort of losing the focus on the traditional blue-collar base and do you think that -- do you feel like joe biden has the right message, i'm sure you watched his rollout
video this morning and the city of charlottesville and playing a theme on race and injustices. is that what you want to see to win you and your members back? >> well, brooke, first of all, joe biden has the voice and the ability to connect with workers and particularly those workers including my members and particularly within those key battleground states, through the midwest to be able to speak to them and their concerns. and quite frankly in the last election so many of our members felt that the nominee of the democratic party was not speaking to them. and was not connected to them. and did not fully recognize the work they do. we talk about workers, people that go to work and have to go home every day to wash their hands or take a shower. and joe biden has the voice, the connection to be able to truly be that kitchen table, if you
will, joe and connect with their concerns and their aspirations and what they believe their opportunities should be in this great country. >> sure. sure. on the flip side, i don't know how observe you read the president's tweets but he is calling joe biden sleepy joe. harold, he would be 78 at his inauguration if he were to win. is that a concern for you? >> well, it is not a concern for me. what i'm focused on is a joe biden that will bring decency and civility back to the political discourse. someone who knows how to bring people together and to reunite this country like it needs. he also has the ability to be able to operate on the international stage -- >> but, harold, quickly, if i may, i hear you -- you talk about how your group is not a monolith and you have liberals
and conservatives and independents and in 2016 your group in polling found 50% of y'all supported trump. do you see last quick question, do you see that support for trump waiving going into 2020? >> i'm not going to focus on the president right now. what i will tell you is that i think -- >> but it sounds like half of your union is. >> a majority of our members will be supporting joe biden. and it will -- if you will, come home to the candidate that will be speaking directly to them. >> okay. coming home. good luck with the vote tonight. harold shat burger, thank you. >> thank you. while biden has made clear he is taking on trump directly, there is one republican candidate promising to do the same, the trump only gop opponent said he would be better off with pence. and north korea presented the u.s. with a $2 million bill
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. we are closing in now on two dozen democratic candidates who are looking to challenge president trump in 2020. but so far just one republican has officially announced he will challenge president trump for the gop nomination. that is former massachusetts governor bill weld and he is not holding back on his criticism of the sitting president calling him a malignant narsa sift among other things. the governor said that trump should look to richard nixon's example if he were a true
patriot, he would resign and bill weld is with me. governor weld, a pleasure. >> good to be here. >> and you want trump to resign and let's assume he is not going to, why would you not support congress on impeachment? >> no, i don't think it is the time for that now. >> why? >> i buy the political argument they could impeach in five minutes and then you're over in the senate, and unless something changed you won't get two-thirds of the members necessary to convict in the senate so you'll have 12 months of negative publicity but at the end the president declaring victory and doing another victory lap right before the election. i don't like that timing sequence and that is purely political advice. that's not legal analysis. >> as a lawyer -- watergate lawyer in your late 20s, you say, knowing that case so well, that what trump has done is worse than what richard nixon -- >> oh, it is way beyond -- >> why? >> volume 2 of the mueller report makes it clear beyond any
doubt that he committed obstruction of justice, pick a number, six, eight, ten times. it is undisputed that he instructed senior national intelligence officials to lie. senior national security official k.t. mcfarland to lie and senior legal officials, don mcgahn to lie and they said no, we can't. why not? because it is not true what you said. what's your point? his first inclination is to lie. that is know as subordination of perjury and it is a five-year felony and the pendency of the mueller investigation, it is obstruction. at the end of the volume 2 mueller sets out facts that constitute corrupt intent sufficient to indict for obstruction. it is all there. >> so what does justice look like in this case to you? >> justice in in case? >> in this case. you're not for impeachment hearings. >> no. i think they -- i think they should have filed a sealed indictment against the president so as not to disturb his day job. but at least give meaning to the
constitution which says the president will be liable to indictment, prosecution and punishment for ordinary criminal offenses after leaving office. okay. if the president can escape any prosecution by getting re-elected and having the five-year statute of limitations run then that constitutional provision has no meaning. >> let me turn the page and let me ask you about franklin graham to took to twitter to call mayor pete buttigieg -- called him a sinner and said he should repent for his homosexuality. do you think most republicans agree with franklin graham? with that assessment? >> i sure hope not. i hope we are well beyond that. i was a pioneer on lgbtq rights back to 1991 when i started tons of cabinet members and tons of judges, et cetera, et cetera. i don't believe anybody should have to live in the shadows in this country. and that includes immigrants and it includes gays and lesbians.
and i think the essence of democracy is the individual shall not be thrust in a corner and i think donald trump's first reaction when something pops up is thrust the video in a conner and attack the khan's because their son got killed in the middle east and she is muslim and what is her problem and it is her son is dead and the president is attacking her by name. >> and it is franklin graham's opinion of one and i was curious how pervasive that would be within republican circles. >> i hope virtually nonexistent. i appointed the woman who wrote the opinion holding marriage private and i'm proud of it. >> we know that you say a president mike pence would be better. why? >> i think president trump has lost the capacity to govern.
the picture painted by volume 2 of the mueller report is someone who cannot be trusted and his own people know he can't be trusted and he can't even be obeyed when he gives a direct order. that is a picture of complete nonfeasance and malfeasance and the question is who can govern and i suggest that president trump is so filled with anger in his own head, they said what we're scared of is the president's wrath and they're afraid he will throw another temper tantrum. the president acts almost all of the time like a spoiled child. >> why did you tell the new york times you feel for him? >> because he has no experience. he had no preparation for the office. if you read the first half of bob woodwards book it paints that picture vividly. but they were delighted and shocked and horrified when they won the election and realized they would be megaover their heads and it has gotten worse. i didn't rain on mr. trump's parade right after the the election or after he gave that
awful inaugural address. it has been two and a half years, going on two and a half years and now we know more than we did right after the election and the picture is frankly appalling. he can't governor. the question is who can govern and that is what the 2020 campaign is going to be all about. >> bill weld, the only republican so far out to challenge the president. sir, good luck. >> thank you so much. right now we are learning about a judge facing charges of obstructing justice accused of releasing an undocumented immigrant through the back door of the courtroom. plus what lori loughlin is saying behind the scenes about the charges against her in that massive college scandal. they're new defense coming up. we know the biggest fish are measured by smiles, not inches.
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just into cnn, a massive chemical spill in illinois sent 37 people to area hospitals seven in critical condition. officials in beach park illinois say a tractor carrying two tons of vaporized imownia began to leak and created smoke prompting to police to have a one mile shelter in place. the leak is contained. if inhaled it could cause unconsciousness or even death. so as soon as we get more, we'll pass it along to you there. meantime, a person close to actress lori loughlin tells cnn she and her husband did not do anything when they allegedly paid half a million dollars to get into the university of southern california. they are maintaining their innocence after being charged in the massive college admissions scandal and both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and to commit money laundering and face up to
20 years in prison on each charge. cloely malas is our entertainment reporter and you've been talking to the source and they feel like they're being turned into the fall guys? >> they feel like they've become the poster children for something that is going on for years. they say, look, there are so many people out there that donate money to schools and buildings and give money to endowment with a wink-wink to get their kids into the school and they feel they didn't do anything illegal or wrong and that it is just because they are celebrities that they're there is so much of a media circus around them. >> so what about the rowing machine photo that they -- >> how is it possible that mossimo and lori will defend the fact that mossimo paid $50,000 do an associate athletic director at the school to have them accept their daughter on the rowing team. and she never rowed before. and he sent a photo of her on a rowing machine in their home. how can they ethically defend that? a source tells me that they just
wanted a good education for their children and they did what any parent would do. >> quickly, what is usc doing today? >> usc has announced new changes to avoid situations like this from happening in the future. so a letter came out today from usc interim president that said every candidate's file will be reviewed by a head coach and senior sports administrator and they're certify in writing that the student is there for a reason and every year athletic rosters will be viewed. >> khloe, thank you. let's continue on. you are watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. and it is the largest democratic presidential field in history and today the man who has been a vice president, who has been a senator, who has been a big fan of aviators is joining the race. joe biden making it clear he is focusing on one thing and one thing only, beating donald trump. and he went after the president directly for his response to the deadly 2017 attack in