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that's not because they thought she was some whacky spiritual guide, it's because they wanted to know more about her. >> you don't know why they wanted to know more but they wanted to know i was only saying america wanted the impression. i didn't say why. we're getting fresh reaction inside the debates. our special edition of "new day" continues right now. one of the worst things about president trump that he's done to this country is he's torn apart the moral fabric of who we are. >> america does not want to witness a food fight. they want to know how we're going to put food on their table. >> yes, they will pay more in taxes but less in health care for what they get. >> president trump making light of russia's election interference at the g20 summit. >> he does bring it up but in a joking way. >> it will matter if the russians think they have a green light to interfere again. to our viewers in the united states and all around the world.
this is a special edition of "new day." >> i'm sorry they missed the dress rehearsal because the past hour was great. >> this one will be better. it's 6:00 here in new york. the big news this morning really the big question, is the sun rising on a much different democratic race? what a debate. how do you stand out on a stage with ten candidates? ask kamala harris. she created the moment of the debate many are calling the moment of the campaign so far in an exchange with joe biden on his record and comments on the issue of race. >> it is a pivotal moment that some pundits say exposed cracks in biden's front runner status and could be the biggest moment on the democratic side thus far. here is the whole exchange for you to decide. >> going to now direct this at vice president biden. i do not believe you are a racist. and i agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. but i also believe -- and it is
personal. it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two united states senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. and it was not only that but you also worked with them to oppose bussing. and, you know, there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day. and that little girl was me. so i will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among democrats. we have to take it seriously. we have to act swiftly. as attorney general of california i was proud to put in a requirement all my special agents would wear body cameras and keep those cameras on. >> senator harris, thank you.
vice president biden, you have been invoked. we are going to give you a chance to respond? vice president biden. >> it's a mischaracterization of my position across the board. i did not praise racists. number one. number two, if we want to have this campaign litigated on who supports civil rights and whether i did or not i was happy to do that. i was a public defender. i wasn't a public defender. i became a public defender when in fact my city was in flames because of the assassination of dr. king, number one. now number two. as the vice president of the united states, i worked with a man who we worked very hard to see we dealt with these issues in a major, major way. the fact is in terms of bussing, the bussing i never -- you would
have been able to go to school the exact same way because it was a local decision made by your council. that's fine. that's one of the things i argued for that we should not be -- we should be breaking down these lines. but so the bottom line here is, look. everything i've done in my career, i ran because of civil rights. i continue to think we have to make fundamental changes in civil rights. and those civil rights include not just only african-americans but the lgbtq community. >> vice president biden, do you agree -- do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose bussing in america then? >> no. i did not oppose bussing in america. what i opposed is bussing ordered by the department of education. that's what i opposed. i did not oppose -- >> well, there was a failure of states to integrate public schools in america. i was part of the second class to integrate berkeley, california, public schools almost two decades after brown v. board of education. >> because your city council made that decision.
it was a local decision. >> so that's where the federal government must step in. that's why we have the voting rights act, the civil rights act. that's why we need to pass the equality act. that's why we need to pass the e.r.a. because there are moments in history where states fail to preserve the civil rights of all people. >> i have supported the e.r.a. since the beginning. >> i'm going to bring other people in. >> i'm the guy that extended the votes rights act for 25 years. we got to the place where we got 98 out of 98 votes in the united states doing it. i've also argued very strongly that we, in fact, deal with the notion of denying people access to the ballot box. i agree that everybody once -- anyway, my time's up. >> there you had it. joining us now to talk about it, david gregory cnn political analyst, nia malika hirenderson andrew gillam.
nia malika, your thoughts? >> you know, it's amazing every time you watch it. it doesn't get any better, i think, for joe biden. it's as powerful each time you see it. the way she was able to weave together her personal story, the way he was so defensive and arguing blatantly in 2019 that states' rights was ever a good idea. right? >> around bussing. >> around bussing. around anything, right? state ts rights were horrible for african-americans. it's what kamala harris' parents were marching for. it's stunning she was able to have that moment. she was clearly prepared for it.
what's also interesting was there was no anger there. it was almost -- certainly emotion there. it was personal. >> i'm glad you're pointing that out. she prepared for it as we all accept. but the stars had to align for the moment to happen. then when it did, her tone and her execution was perfect. >> perfect. yeah. you know, she was very -- it was almost like it was regrettable and she couldn't believe this is what he was saying. so, you know, we'll see what it does. we know he's been doing well amongst african-americans. she hasn't been doing well with african-americans. maybe this is a turning point in some ways. we'll have to see. and we'll also see if biden feels like he has to walk this back in some way. today i think he's talking to the rainbow push coalition, jesse jackson. he in some ways hasn't had a great relationship with jesse jackson. that'll be interesting to see what comes out of this. but this was amazing. it's risky for african-americans to bring up race in such a public way in front of a national audience and confront a white person in this way. and, you know, when we watched
it in the green room, van and i -- and i was getting texts from friends too. it was like, wow, this is a real moment and it could be a risk for her and could be blowback. we'll see what happens. >> she was doing well in the debate already. people thought she was winning the debate up to that point and she still went there. this was planned. what did you see? >> it's difficult in a debate like this to really distinguish yourself with such a large field and all those circumstances, but senator harris did. she just offered a turbo boost to her campaign in my opinion. and i think right alongside that, the other headline is how poorly vice president biden performed. he seemed halting. he seemed over prepared then grasping for facts. he seems incoherent on his defense of his career, of his time as vice president of the obama administration. i mean, to watch that exchange a
second time, as nia said, it's the passion, the true emotion. and just the facilities that senator harris showed on bringing this issue and taking the fight to biden as well as making a larger point on a number of issues. and it wasn't just between them. i think biden failed to defend health care and the obama record. he was taking on bernie. on the issue of guns, never turned to bernie sanders and said by the way you didn't even support the brady act. he lost opportunities, but i think there is a change in the dimension of this race. if he was trying to play it cool and coast as a front runner, it did not work for joe biden. again, very difficult to emerge as a clear winner. i thought kamala harris did. >> mayor gillam, i said the stars had to align. there was already a discussion about race. that's when kamala harris, as
the black woman on the stage i'd like to say something. you know, she sort of broke with the system or whatever the protocol was supposed to be. but they seeded the floor to her and gave her that moment to her. then her body language of turning towards joe biden and keeping eye contact with him the whole time. all of it was just firing on all cylinders. >> yeah. i couldn't agree more. if anyone was still convinced that kamala harris might in some way be positioning to be vice president, i think she completely disavowed that belief last night. she was on that stage and competing to be the next commander in chief of the united states of america. i think she delivered that with resounding success. and so much of that success quite frankly in my opinion came from the authenticity of it. i agree. i've been in high pressure stakes debates. you prepare the best you can but
you never know where those moments might arise where you can break through. and her personal narrative, the way she weaved it together. in response so saying to vice president biden that, oh, this is why we allow states to make those decisions. she said 20 years after the court decision on bussing that then she in california had the opportunity to be bussed to a desegregated school. this is exactly why you don't leave those decisions up. i mean, all across the south we know this well. that the laws were manipulated to keep suppressing and keep behind color and women. and that same kind of pushing down is occurring even today. which is why section five of the voting rights act is so important. i thought she delivered that extremely well. very personally in a completely compelling way for everyday americans. >> mayor gillum, let me ask you
this. as an activist, did joe biden, did he address the question? do you feel like he's giving an answer to it? >> well, if that was his answer, i found it completel lly insufficient for this moment. i think the vice president probably entered last night's debate with the theory of do no harm. and quite frankly run this race not to lose. and i think the race he has to be running is a race to win. the strategy of hedging, the strategy of let's just play it cool and maybe rise above the rest of the stage is clearly not going to work. he is on the stage with people who are prepared to debate and to engage on the substance, on the issues, on his record, on a set of facts. he's got to be there to defend whatever that is. or a mea culpa. i got it wrong. whatever that ultimately has got to be for him in order to be honest and true to who he is, he's got to be able to dleliver
that. not only did he meet with prosecutors last night, you also saw the other end of it mayor pete buttigieg who i think had a different style but i also found to be incredibly effective and someone who broke through last night in a very humane way. the way he dealt with the deal of policing. but yes, taking responsibility for what's happening in south bend. but kicking it out larger saying this is not just about south bend. these are issue and the reason it's so resonant with so many americans right now is we're waking up to these instances in our country all over. that's what a commander in chief is going to need to do to talk about this in a much broader way and not as if it's only in one place. >> and i agree witharound rue on this. there's vulnerability there for pete. but there was an intellect on display for a group of wider voetders to see.
there's some realism there. pragmatism. a willingness to take on some of this colleagues that i think are not realistic about how they're going to navigate the politics of, say, medicare for all and pay for it that a lot of voters are saying where are all these promises that are being made that seem unrealistic. i thought pete did emerge well. >> laura, you've been very patient. give us your takeaway. >> i agree with most of what we've said so far is that harris stood out. this was a very strategic move by her to go on the offensive, to take that risk. and it wasn't just because of the fact that clearly she had a story to talk about in regards to biden's comments about bussing, well, his past history with bussing. which again, he has a checkered past there. he actually supported legislation. he wrote columns to push back against bussing repeatedly.
so harris was not just trying to show she could take on the front runner. she was also making a case that she's electable which is something that we've heard about consistently throughout this debate, about whether or not the minority candidates that are running, booker, harris as well as warren, as well as buttigieg are even electable, if they can beat trump. that was something she was bringing to the forefront and showing -- trying to show voters that i can do this, i can take on trump. >> i'm so glad you brought up the issue of electability. not only whether that needs to be reframed last night. also the major moments from the debate, that's next. ople. a dedicated team to support you. and here's another reason to join. bring in your discount, and we'll match it. that's right. t-mobile will match your discount. that's ensure max protein, with high protein and 1 gram sugar. it's a sit-up, banana! bend at the waist! i'm tryin'!
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and i could walk you through all of the things that we have done as a community, all of the steps that we took from bias training to de-escalation, but it didn't save the life of eric logan. >> we've got our analyst back with us. i don't think i've ever heard a candidate say because i couldn't get the job done. it was very interesting to hear him say that and the fact that he chose to say that. >> we yes, it was definitely a fresh response. it creates a line through puth buttigieg and a candidate like joe biden who has not apologized when he's confronted. we saw biden even trying to give up his time last night during the debate or cutting himself off as soon as he saw that he had no time left. which no other candidates did. but on buttigieg, this is definitely going to be a continuing issue for him. because of the fact that in the weeks leading up to the debate, he was back home in south bend struggling to deal with this
issue. and a lot of the folks back home in his community were not happy with the way he was handling it. and so we have to wait and see whether or not he's able to provide answers or whether or not he's able to help his community in the way that they're demanding. >> yeah. nia malika, therein lies the rub. there's a lot of talk about that moment he was so honest. the buck stops with him. but whether or not that increases african-american support. >> yeah. and there's sort of a crowded field, right? and a crowded race for the african-american vote. it's going to be so crucial in these southern states with a passel of delegates up for grabs. the contrast last night, he was empathetic. he obviously took ownership. with his behavior and his sort of, i thought, distant approach during the town hall. i think it's going to be hard for him to overcome that because he did seem so disengaged which was there. >> i think that's his style.
we talked about that day that he was subdued also when he's dealing with something. >> he's a technocrat. he isn't known -- it's a cliche, the whole feel your pain. he showed empathy last night. if he can correct this and make inroads with the african-american community, we don't really know. he's got a lot of competition. >> and if i could, to nia's point, that just reminded me, too, that when he was back home he did have a pretty terse exchange with an african-american woman who was very frustrated with his response to the officer shooting of killing an african-american. and so he said to her, actually, i don't -- i'm not asking for your vote when she pressed him and said you're running for the president of the united states and you aren't answering our questions. >> mayor gillum, you remember the mayor trade organization and you brought up that pete buttigieg had a good debate. what did you think of that and
what else did you think he did well? >> yeah. well, first of all let me say, when he was responding to that constituent at his community and said i'm not asking for your vote, i think what he was really trying to say is i'm here in my capacity as the mayor of the city. not as a candidate for the president of the united states. i want you to hear me as your local leader and not a candidate seeking your vote. i think that's been a little bit mischaracterized as the way i've seen it. but i would tell you as a mayor having been a mayor myself, there's a lot that happens outside of the purview of his office. a lot of decisions that were made there that he didn't have direct control over yet last night he stood up and said i'm the mayor, i couldn't get that job done. and i'm taking full responsibility. the other thing that i thought he did that was very effective as it relates to this, and i think it's something others can take a cue from because this isn't just about south bend, indiana. for any of us who open up our social media feeds at any point in the day almost any day of the
week, you are seeing these instances in all cities where people are being treated with inhumanity and disrespect. and at the hands of those who protect them. his ability to then kick this conversation out beyond just south bend and to say this is an american issue and one we have to deal with and deal with earnestly i thought was a really good move. sometimes there's no real win/win in dealing with the travesty of these things. but when you broaden it out, it's an important thing to do to help americans see this is not just a one-place incident. this is happening in far too many places. and that's what we have to deal with. >> i agree with the mayor. tim russert used to say how refreshi ining it is to hear a politician admit they were wrong or say the way they used to think about something was wrongs. that's what we're seeing here. there was something refreshing about him saying this was a huge
issue. it's beyond south bend. this is a national problem and i haven't gotten the job done yet but i'm in there fighting to do the right thing. and i think that's important. i think that mayor pete is a different figure on this stage. you know, you watch a lot of politicians and you listen to him and i don't know how you're not, you know, coming away saying, wow, this guy's smart. and there's a depth to his thinking. he is. there's a reason why president obama took a liking to him and has talked about him in sirms as the future leadership of the party. i think that has been on dismay. i'll tell you this going back to our earlier theme. i thought the side-by-side of mayor pete and squb bidjoe bidet a good look for the former vice president. just as it wasn't for senator harris and the former vice president. that generational difference, that facility on the debate stage says something about command and authority at this juncture. and i thought mayor pete had a big night. >> okay. on the last note in terms of who
voters were most intrigued with during the debate, it was -- drum roll -- marianne williamson. she was googled most. and listen, david. i think it's interesting because people who underestimated her as well, she's oprah's spiritual guru. i think at least when she's come on "new day" and last night, she always comes with having thought-out policy positions. >> she's also very big in the faith community. and in the african-american community. she does events where she before the issue re-emerged on reparations. she has a unique following. i think, you know, in such a crowded field i frankly think she is considered too far out there. >> we shall see. thank you very much, panel, for all of those brilliant insights. coming up on "new day," we will speak to senator cory booker here and former colorado governor john hickenlooper.
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president trump joking with russian president vladimir putin talking about the russian interference during the 2016 election. susan collins is live with us from the g20 summit with this mome moment. what happened? >> reporter: it's the first time president trump and president putin have come face-to-face since mueller published his support saying there was a systemic effort on behalf of the russians to interfere in the election. but president trump himself didn't bring up election
interference. it was a reporter in the room who asked the president if he was going to warn putin not to meddle in american elections again. this is how the president responded to that question. >> will you tell russia not to meddle in the election? >> yes, of course i will. don't meddle in the election, please. >> reporter: now, of course you see the president almost sarcastically saying he is going to bring it up with him. that comes in the days leading up to this summit, the president said it's none of their business what he was going to discuss with vladimir putin. and of course they have a history of creeping what was said during the meeting between just them or few officials. putin brought up the fact this is the first time he's seen president trump since they sat down in helsinki and of course during that press conference the moment when the president equated vladimir putin's denial with what the intelligence community has concluded which is
yes, they did interfere in the election. >> all right. kaitlan collins for us, think of the ways president trump could have answered that question and instead he jokes. he jokes about the attacks on the u.s. election system. an extraordinary moment. thank you, kaitlan. big news overnight. we're getting new reaction from the fact that the house passed the senate's $4.6 billion border bill. why is this important? well, it was a failure for nancy pelosi to harness her caucus and get them all on the same page. she had to bow to republican pressure. lauren? >> reporter: john, we've seen this show before. republican speakers have had to get their caucuses together in the past. this time it was nancy pelosi who could not get progressives and moderate members on the same page. moderates vowed they would block a procedural vote if they did not get the senate bill passed on the floor. but that caused progressives to really call out their moderate colleagues. i just want to read you a tweet
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the first 2020 democratic primary debates are in the books. will they move the needle now and will it help to beat president trump? joining us is michael smerconish. michael, your 30,000-foot-level view. what did you think of last night? >> i know about two weeks ago i said to you and john that the only thing we know for sure is that there's uncertainty ahead. there are events about to unfold that we could never anticipate. alisyn, who thought that the morning after the first debate involving vice president biden we would debate his report vis-a-vis busing. the vice president of eight years with the world's first
african-american president. yet that's where we are. and i went to bed last night reading his memoir because in "promises to keep" he wrote in 2007 he spends five pages on the subject. and may i suggest he does a far better job in those five pages that he did in 60 seconds last night differentiating between de facto segregation. him saying that in regard to unintentional segregation, he was opposed to busing. that it was a liberal train wreck. but with regard to government intended segregation, he'd, quote, use helicopters if that was what was necessary to remedy the situation. he's going to have to offer the explanation from the mem war and not the stage last night. >> did the way he he said that last night. he's got a book that goes into this. should he not have been better prepared to answer that question? >> i think he should have.
i think he was caught off guard. i think we were all caught off guard that kamala harris was ready in the first debate to go there. and, you know, the social media action plan that she then implemented shows this was with malice of forethought. but i think he did catch him a bit flat footed. he had a better answer than the one he offered from the debate stage. >> because you have your finger on the pulse of the voters, i want to talk about a moment getting attention in conservative circles. that is when all of the candidates on stage were asked if they would provide health care to undocumented immigrants. and every single person raised their hands. president trump then tweeted afterwards, all zrdemocrats jus raced their hands on giving illegal immigrants. how about taking care of american citizens first? he said that's how democrats lose. >> i don't agree.
i think that there's this tension and we have a discussion between pragmatism and progressivism and how democrats cannot go too far to the left and then jeopardize themselves in the general election. but alisyn, two, three days removed from that photograph of the father and daughter lying face down in the rio grande, i don't think this is the issue that's going to blow it for the democrats. i disagree that that particular answer last night was lethal. >> i want to ask about a moment that just happened in osaka, japan. president donald trump was sitting right next to the russian leader vladimir putin and was asked a direct question about the russian attack on the u.s. election and whether it would come up in his meeting with vladimir putin. watch this. >> will you tell russia not to meddle in the 2020 election. >> yes. of course. don't meddle in the election. >> he laughed it off, michael. the president laughed it off
side-by-side with vladimir putin. >> the best line, perhaps the only memorable line from andrew yang last night at the debate is that the russians are laughing their asses off after having hacked our election. they're half right. it's both putin and trump who are laughing their asses off at what happened in 2016 and that's an outrage. >> the way the president said it, he leaned over and smiled and said don't meddle in our election, please. i call it a thank you sir may i have another quality. do you think that that bothers americans? does that bother voters on either side? obviously it bothers democrats. do you think republicans hear that and bristle a little bit? >> if they do bristle, they keep it to themselves. but look. this is the same trip, this g20 trip that has already seen the president embrace mbs with whom i think he's having breakfast later tonight our time.
he's got this inexplicable desire to be close to these strong men. whether it's kim, whether it's mbs, whether it's putin. and he's overly differential to them despite the way he projects himself at home as being a strong man himself. >> as you were speaking, we just saw a picture of president trump at the g20. they're getting ready for their family photo, all the world leaders. you saw president trump a step in front of the mohammed bin salman. one thing hemted to take from the mueller report was how serious the russian attack was on the u.s. election. it doesn't seem like the president got that message. >> and it makes you concerned whether we took the necessary precautions for 2020. what comfort level are any of us to have if the response is as tepid as that video footage between the president and putin kugt suggests. >> michael smerconish, great to
have you with us. we need a whole segment on what's on michael's nighttime book list. >> i feel like he's launching a book club on our program. watch "smerconish" tomorrow and every saturday at 9:00 a.m. on cnn. kamala harris confronting former vice president joe biden on his record on race. so we're going to take a closer look at his past record on mandatory school busing and the truth. that's next. and put it in holographic displays, we could dissect around the tumor so we can safely remove it. when we first started, we felt like this might just not be possible but verizon 5g ultra wideband will give us the ability to do this. ♪
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all right. the most talked about moment this morning from the debate. the most intense moment of the debate was senator kamala harris talking to the former vice president joe biden about his record on race and his history on the issue of forced busing. so what is that history exactly? our jeff zeleny takes a look. >> i do not believe you are a racist. and i agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. >> reporter: with those words, senator kamala harris confronting former vice president joe biden and his long record on race in the most
dramatic exchange in the first democratic debate thursday night in miami. >> there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools. and she was bused to school every day. and that little girl was me. >> the fact is that in terms of busing, the busing i -- you would have been able to go to school the same way because it was a local decision made by your city council. that's fine. that's one of the things i argued for. we should be breaking down these lines. >> vice president biden, do you agree today -- do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in america then? do you agree? >> i did not oppose busing in america. what i opposed was busing ordered by the department of education. >> reporter: that moment shining new light on a long ago chapter of biden's life. from his earliest years in the senate when he strongly opposed mandatory school busing that was designed to achieve integration
and a more equitable education. it was the mid-1970s. biden favored desegregation but not through busing. what's less known is how he followed the lead of some of the senate's most fervent segregationists. in a series of never before published letters reviewed by cnn, the strength of biden's opposition to busing comes into sharper focus. on march 25th, 1977, biden wrote my bill strikes at the heart of the injustice of court ordered busing. it prohibits the federal courts from disrupting our educational system. he received support from eastland. he frequently spoke of blacks as, quote, an inferior race. biden reflected on that era earlier this year. >> they're a bunch of racists. you know, james eastland of mississippi, strom thurmon and so on. there were nine guys who were in the caucus that were, you know, i ran against them in the civil
rights movement zb. >> reporter: but he didn't say they were partners on antibusing bills. i want you to know i appreciate your help during this week's meeting in order to bring my antibusing legislation to a vote. then again asked eastland to put his anti-busing bill before the senate writing, your participation in floor debate will be welcomed. four decades later after building a strong civil rights record, biden stands by his opposition to busing. arguing it did not address institutional racism. most busing programs in america were later abandoned. after bringing more hardship than equal opportunity to all students. >> so the bottom line here is, look. everything i have done in my career, i ran because of civil rights. i continue to think we have to make fundamental changes in civil rights. >> reporter: jeff zeleny, cnn, miami. >> our thanks to jeff for that. so team usa soccer star megan rapinoe not backing down
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for our u.s. viewers, a breakout moment for kamala harris. "new day" starts now. we will rescind every damn issue on this that trump has done. >> you talk about two senators who built their career on the segregation of race in this country. >> it's a mischaracterization of my position. i do not praise racists. >> you don't clearly define that we are not socialists, the republicans are going to come at us every way they can and call us socialists. >> president trump seeming to joke about russia's attack on the u.s. elections. >> that was a test for this president. he sits next to the russian president and makes a joke. >> trump comes across as a supplecant. >> what a morning it's been already. we are just getting started. good morning, everyone. welcome to your "new day." ten democratic candidates were on the stage last night.