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under a state of emergency. much of it it also under water at this hour. it's about to get worse, we're told because hurricane watches just went into effect. this as the storm system is expected to make landfall as a hurricane this weekend. now, had hurricane watches extend from just shy of the texas border to the mouth of the mississippi river. then tropical storm watches stretch north beyond the coast. here's just one example of the system already doing a lot of damage. it knocked down this playhouse. this is in weatherford, texas. and here, look, it's already soaking new orleans, parts of bourbon street you're seeing here are under water. hundreds of flood gates there have been closed. all right, breaking overnight, immigration raids starting sunday. that's according to "the new york times." thousands of undocumented migrants and their families will be targeted in at least ten
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cities. and "the times" reports it might detain agents who are the scene. first the severe weather threat in louisiana, and tasha chen is live in new orleans which has received so much rain already. >> you can't tell from the weather we're having right at this moment, but yesterday there was intense amount of rain and even over the next few days more expected. in fact there's a flash flood watch and storm surge watch going on in various parts of this area. there's mandatory evacuation today for certain parts of the parish and oil recognizes and platforms, several of them have been evacuated because of storm activity in the gulf. a lot of people here preparing for the worst about to come on saturday including closing dozens of flood gates. that includes one floodgate here at the port of new orleans where we're standing.
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they've already started closing pedestrian gates by the spanish plaza, river walk, the hilton hotel area. so a lot of tourists, of course, like to come to those places. a lot of them have shown up in town yesterday saying they wanted to hunker down in town anyway, but we did see people trying to leave to avoid the worst. there's a state of emergency declare in the city of new orleans as well as the state of louisiana. and city hall remains closed yesterday and remains closed today. and we're going to be tracking the weather as more storms coming over the next few days. >> thank you very much. so where is this storm right now? meteorologist chad myers is tracking this system from the cnn center in atlanta. >> it's just to the south-southeast of the mouth of the mississippi river by 150
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miles or so but the storm did not get more intense overnight. hurricane aircraft are out there flying through it and they did fly at 35 miles per hour. keeping it on the south side of the storm, keeping the heavy rainfall from natasha, would have been obviously under 6 or 8 inches of water. here we go, by saturday a little bit after midnight friday night. models still have two different versions, one to the west and one to the east. one right over new orleans, the other pretty much over lau lafayette. 50% of the oil and gas platforms are inside the cone at this hour, and we'll watch what oil does later on today. here is what the radar sthd look
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like for the rest of the day. most of the convection, offshore. great news. kind of limiting the amount of flooding we could get today. but eventually all of that convention could rotate to the north side of instorm and that's when we'll see the flooding. people are going to be saying for the next couple of days and 36, where's the storm is well, it's offshore. by saturday not so much anymore, an awful lot of heavy rain falling. back to our breaking story this morning, "the new york times" is reporting that nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants living here in the united states, that they will start on sunday. let's get to cnn's nick valencia. he's on the border in el paso, texas. nick, what are you hearing? >> yon, you remember those raids that were expected to happen in june, they were announced to happen in ten major u.s. cities. in an unprecedented announcement the president is going to hold them off.
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and now they're back on and expected to start on sunday and last several days. "the new york times" talking to sources anonymous, including two department of homeland security officials as well as one former official. they say these raids will focus on 2,000 undocumented immigrants that recently crossed into the united states, targeted interior enforcement, the plans of which are still in the preliminary stages, but they also will include according to "the new york times" reporting, collateral arrest. meaning even if the undocumented immigrant is not the target of a raid, they too might get scooped up by i.c.e. officials. >> they're absolutely going to happen. there's approximately a million people in this country with removal orders, and of course that isn't what i.c.e. will go after in this, but that's the pool of people all the way through the due process chain. >> these i.c.e. raids are the trump administration's efforts
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to send a strong message to those considering crossing the southern border illegally. and we're also learning today in an exclusive interview rhetoric contributed to the resignation of former customs and border protection john santders. in an exclusive interview with my colleagues, he said this in part. why ever people come, they are here, speaking about undocumented immigrants, i think that compassion is empathy is important to ensure they're treated humanely with dignity, with respect. we're told by dhs officials his replacement will focus on enforcement. >> joining us now white house correspondent for "the new york
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times," maggie, part of the team on this developing sor itty overnight. "the seattle times" reporting these raids will take place on sunday. tell us more about what you've learned here. >> sure, we've been hearing about this over a week, actually. this is the time frame they were talking about. these raids as noted before were delayed, and mark morgan of one of the dhs units have been urging him to do this, repeatedly to do this. the president ordered him to delay it. right now dhs is actually feeling good about its efforts to try to get people not to come across and they believe they've impelled mexico to do more. this has been a huge debate and huge point of contention between the dhs secretary and morgan
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again who wants these raids, the dhs secretary who was adamantly opposed to them. we'll see whether there's fresh opposition in the coming days. >> this is interesting, maggie, because the numbers have dropped it sounds like in july from where they were in june and where they were in may with those record numbers of people showing up. so we can conclude that what the president did with mexico, getting mexico to enforce its own southern border more, getting more people to stay in mexico to apply for asylum has worked so why ratchet it up to this next level which will have let's be honest political consequences because there will be cameras showing people living here being separated from their children or children being arrested or being stuffed into more detention centers. why do they need this? >> there's a constant push around the president of people -- of course we know steven miller is the hardest
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voice within the left wing. he is the person in the president's ear saying you need to do more, you need to stick to your promises, what you said, and there's this constant push pull of what the president will go along with. again, could there be another fresh appeal by others in the administration to go along with this, there might be but i think it's hard to plan for this twice and not go ahead with it twice if you're a president looking at immigration in your calilous, and that's the cold reality. >> number one, there will be collateral deportations, you have learned which means people who aren't even targeted if they're undocumented and on the scene when these raids happen, they could be collected as well. and number two, you say there's some apprehension among officials who are involved in this about arresting kids, basically. >> correct. and again, i think it's no
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surprise there are people who are concerned what that would look like, what that would mean, the realities of doing it while you have these horrific conditions being reported children are being kept in at the border repeatedly. yes, the crossing are down and that is something the president had been aiming for and which he got based on other policies he's enacted. but this has been a real issue and a real problem, and it's not one that's going away. so do you want to compound that by then arresting children and having images of children being taken into custody? it's a risk. >> the president has tweeted he's going to make an announcement today in the rose garden about the census and citizenship question. so what do we know? >> we don't know a lot. what we know is what we knew the other day, which is that the president was weighing options to keep this going. he was very upset with wilbur ross, very upset with other
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officials who has not it's been described to me by a bunch of people, briefed him properly on the political implications to not go ahead on this census question and he wanted to make it look like he was fighting. i don't think it's a convince he's announcing this press conference to come right after the social media summit which has been a little problematic in terms of the media report around it. and he's invited a lot of people who are on the fringe of the internet and legitimizing them in this meeting. i think the press conference is a way to get away from that. >> and also the census issue is an issue the base like, it's the fight, the idea he's still
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fighting for something here he might be trying to address. >> it's going to be very interesting to see if he's going to announce he's going to make some sort of executive action -- i don't know. we won't know until he does it. very good. maggie, please stand by if you would. we have many more issues to talk about with you because president trump says he's not a fan of multi-millionaire and sexual predator jeffrey epstein, but that was not always the case. maggie has reporting on what their relationship really was.
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when you need the fuel to be your nephew's number one fan. holiday inn express. we're there. so you can be too. okay, we are back now with cnn contributor and "the new york times" correspondent maggie haberman. she released an article this week that details the close relationship between president trump and multi-millionaire and registered sex offender jeffrey
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epstein who's facing a new round of child sex trafficking charges. maggie, here's part of what has raised interest in the relationship between president trump and jeffrey epstein is this quote that president trump himself gave to new york magazine in 2002 in which he says i've known jeff for 15 years, terrific guy, he's a lot of fun to be with. it's even said he likes beautiful women as much as i do, and many of them are on the younger side. back in 2002 at least what was their relationship? >> by then they were still friends. they did have a falling out, and i think it's important to note the relationship is not current. it ended it sounds like at least a decade ago. the president said that to kellyanne conway. although what exactly caused the fall out is unclear. although 15 years prior to that in that quote and prior to that they were friends and associates, knew each other from palm beach, they crossed paths on page 6 of new york post, the
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gossip page repeatedly. the president tended to be very welcoming to everybody who was in sight, and we spoke to somebody who helped arrange some event with close to some 30 women who were part of some beauty pageant and he discovered in 1992 the only attendees were epstein and trump. again, that's a decade earlier, but it's still important to note at one point the president cheerily enjoyed spending time with jeffrey epstein. did he know about these other things jeffrey epstein was involved with, i can't speak to that. bill clinton did, a bunch of other people did, and he became a donor. and a lot of people involved in this entire story looked the other way for a long time. for the president just to say i'm not a fan doesn't tell the
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whole picture. >> the idea he felt the need to say many of the women jeffrey likes are on the younger side tells us something. >> it tells us he's certainly aware jeffrey had a reputation as a womanizer. is that the same thing as being a sexual assaulter and molester, that's not the same. a number of people and i'm not speaking to the president in particular, but a number of people were aware of, you know, issues surrounding jeffrey epstein, you know, prior to his guilty plea or that negotiation worked out in 2007 and 2008. it doesn't get a nickname like that out of nowhere. >> some of the areas dealt with in the article are within the years also part of that initial sweet plea deal he got in 2008 and part of the charges now in the southern district of new york. i had to read that paufograph twice in your article, that
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party the president was at it was donald trump, jeffrey epstein and 28 models. i don't even understand the context of that. it sounds like an a strange party. >> it sounds like an unusual party. again, this is according to one account and someone who later became critical of trump and his conduct towards women. that said, he's on the record and making this allegation. this is the problem and i think the thing the president doesn't understand and a rot of folks around him don't understand, when you say so many things that are not true over the course of 2 1/2 years in office and nearly two campaigns before that, it stops being you can say something isn't true and people will accept that. it doesn't work that way. >> so why is the president now standing by the labor secretary alex acosta? >> i think for a couple of reasons and to be clear he's standing by him for now is what's been said to me by a number of white house aides. he was happy with the performance at the press
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conference, but that comes with if it stays that way, how much news going forward. the president doesn't have to find yet another cabinet secretary. i don't think he wants to do that again. department of labor is not an agency he has a tremendous interest in, and he wanted acosta to go out and fight it. and acosta did want to go out and fight it. acosta earlier this year when john kelly was a chief of staffer had wanted to defend himself when the epstein issue was rising again and he was sort of cautioned against it by some of the white house. so i think the president is fine for now. i don't know how long that will last. i don't know that this is sustainable past the summer because there will be a trial. it's not like this issue is going to go away permanently, so we will see where this goes. >> maggie, we want to weigh into another subject here, which is that the now former british ambassador to the united states he resigned.
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there are a diplomats there but for the grace of god go i, they'd be reporting the same things back to their countries, but he's gone now after the president insulted him. lindsey graham, the president's close ally sent out a tweet yesterday that said kim darroch did an outstanding job as ambassador and sorry to see him resign his post. he got a raw deal from the press. from the press? >> the news account written up from a british newspaper initially about those cables kim darroch wrote, those cables were cherry picked. okay, it's still the president who's been attacking him for days and saying things that don't comport with reality about the white house's relationship for days. lindsey graham was not the first person to begin the wind up of a punch aimed at the president and have a glance off to the media or someone else.
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this is just not reality, the person who has been attacking kim darroch has been the president. >> and the reason that kim darroch resigned was because of the president, because the president had made him basically persona non grata and he wasn't going to do business with him anymore. >> and boris johnson had suggested he was not going to support him. and once again the president gets his way. >> i actually thought it was a typo when i read the tweet the first time, that when he said he got a raw deal from the press. the press had nothing to do with it. >> only in the sense of reporting on the cables in the first place, but the press did not force trump to tweet the way he tweeted for days and days and days. the refusal to even remotely criticize what the president has done has reached astonishing levels by his supporters. >> maggie haberman, great to
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the family of 20-year-old cameron boyce have revealed epilepsy caused the fatal seizure that killed the disney channel star. he was found unresponsive in this hotel room in north hollywood on saturday. let's bring in cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. san jay gupta for more on this. you're a neuro surgeon so explain how a seizure like this can lead to a sudden death? >> so sad. the family did say he had epilepsy and was an ongoing medical condition. and what we know is sometimes epilepsy can also be associated with something known as sudep, which is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. it's rare, but the thinking is someone who's had a seizure often in their sleep can lead to
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apnea, which is when someone stops breathing or lead to a dangerous heart rhythm. oftentimes it happens in the sleep so it's hard to detect what the relationship was to the seizure, but that is known thing. it's sad and rare, thankfully, but that is likely the sort of thing we're talking ability here. >> you did say it's rare. how common is epilepsy in general and what can people do to lower their risk of something like this happening? >> when you think about epilepsy in the united states you probably have 3 to 4 million people who deal with epilepsy, who are taking medications to control that epilepsy. there may be more who even not received an official diagnosis, but you're talking about millions of people. again with sudep, which is sudden unexpected death, that's a rare thing. bullet we know there are certain situations that make it possibly more likely to happen. people who haven't necessarily taken medications as prescribed, we don't know that to be the
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case here by any means, avoiding known seizure triggers. people who have had epilepsy for a long time often have an idea what some of the triggers might be and avoidance of those is very important. alcohol can be associated with this. just simple things like not enough sleep as well. again, we don't know that to be the case. the l.a. coroner is investigating this. we'll have an actual result from them 6 to 8 weeks from now. but from what the family has said, from his medical condition this is sort of where things are pointing. >> but med kaegz cications can seizures like that? what happens during a seizure? >> well, when you're thinking about seizures overall in the brain and looking at the function, you're seeing basically a burst of electrical activity in a particular place in the brain. that's what a seizure is. now, demanding on where in the brain this is happening, different symptoms can occur. so sometimes it's hard to
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first -- to see symptoms of a seizure. but once someone is diagnosed and has a seizure like this the concern with sudep is right after the seizure the brain is affected in such a way the person may develop apnea, again stop breathing or this heart murmur that can be fatal. >> and can medication control that? >> yeah, when it comes to this sudep itself is so particularly rare, 1 in 1,000 people, they try to figure out who are these 1 in a 1,000 people. and what they have found are that people who haven't taken medication are more likely to develop sudep. but that's not always the case. there people who have done everything right, taken their medications as prescribed, have had good control of epilepsy over their entire life and still they develop it, which makes this so scary. >> thank you very much for explaining all of that to us
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this morning. so "the new york times" is reporting that widespread raids on undocumented immigrants are set to begin this weekend, but it is unclear if anyone in congress has been briefed on this operation, so next we'll ask senator joe mantion what he knows next. tton. ♪ that a speaker is just a speaker. ♪ or - that the journey can't be the destination. most people haven't driven a lincoln. discover the lincoln approach to craftsmanship at the lincoln summer invitation. right now, get 0% apr on all 2019 lincoln vehicles plus no payments for up to 90 days. only at your lincoln dealer. plus no payments for [music playing] across the country, we walk. carrying flowers that signify why we want to end alzheimer's disease. but what if, one day, there was a white flower for alzheimer's first survivor?
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breaking overnight, "the new york times" reports that nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants in the united states are set to begin this sunday. joining me now is the democratic senator from west virginia, joe mantion. senator, thank you very much for being with us this morning. always great to see you. >> thanks for having me, john. >> let me read you a little bit from "the new york times" this morning which says several thousand migrants and their families could be targeted, but more people could be arrested as well. "the new york times" says the raids to be conducted by i.c.e. over multiple days will include collateral deportations, according to officials. in those deportations authorities might detain immigrants who happen to be on the scene even though they were not targets of these raids. based on what you know or have
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read or been briefed on, do you approve of this operation? >> well, john, here's the thing, we wouldn't even be having this discussion in 2013 if we had passed the massive immigration reform bill we passed in the senate. it was done in a bipartisan way. it was all about border security, building secured walls and structures that would protect our borders but also having a legal pathway forward for those people who came here for a better life. and it's a shame we can't get that done. now it's being used as a division for our country and separating us further. the inhumane treatment of people who basically want a better quality of life for themselves and their family is something that should be afforded in this country. people came here in two ways, they come here in the wrong way for the right reason, or the right way for the wrong reason. shouldn't they have a chance and
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opportunity to be productive citizens? we can work through this. this is wrong the way we're doing it to basically further divide the country and it doesn't need to be done. >> so it's wrong the way we're doing it. "the seattle times" also says these nationwide raids are being used as a deterrent, a show of force to deter families approaching the southwest border. do you think this is the right way to deter families? >> i said asylum should be done in country. the countries pulling money away, in america as in all countries we have domestic violence shelters to protect all families, children and spouses of domestic violence. if people are fearing for their life and childrens life they'll do whatever they can to protect them. can't we do something more humane than having a cartel preying on humans and taking advantage of them? i think there's a better way
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america can show its true heart and soul. people just rushing to our border because of our asylum laws, and they need to be changed, but more of a human touch to it. let's go to honduras. let's go down to the areas where people are coming by ferry and basically protecting those areas trying to change the country. columbia has done a great job of changing. >> the president is hold agnews conference in the rose garden and we're told it's to announce some kind of executive action on a citizenship question with the census. now, the supreme court ruled the way which the white house was asking about this before didn't pass muster. do you think executive action is the way to go? >> if with we're a land of laws and we believe in the rule of law, the courts have spoken. you can't do anything and nothing should be target towards
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suppressing people who have the right to vote as legal citizens of this country. if they're afraid of that because of the trickle effect it could have on the members of their family trying to become citizens, it should not be a contentious question to say are you an american citizen. that is not a contentious question if it's used for the right purpose to make sure of equal representation where you live, making sure of the opportunities and basically the resources you need are going to be equally divided. that's what it's about and that's what it should be about. again, all we're doing is pushing people and dividing this country. >> one thing that's brought this country together over the last several weeks is the world cup champion soccer team. senator, you have proposed a measure that would basically say the mens world cup that takes place in mexico and canada in 2026, you want to deny all
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federal funding unless the womens team gets equal pay. explain. >> first of all i have grand daughters very active in the soccer world and i'm very proud of them. next of all, it's just fairness, john. my goodness, when you look at viewership in the last few years i think the womens viewership was $3 million more, the parafunellia, selling their their things have been off the charts. and we are so proud and there's so much national pride they've brought to our country, i just think it's a matter of fairness. all we're saying is if you're expecting federal help, which they always do in one way or the other, then we're going to deny that unless you've corrected this injustice. >> senator, i have just a few seconds left. i do want to ask you, you vote today approve the nomination of alexander acosta as labor
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secretaries. based on what you're learning, do you have concerns now about his ability to do the job? >> absolutely, john. here's the thing, the concern is first of all i've worked with alex acosta and we've had a good relationship. he sees what hardworking people go through and the protections they need. he's been very intuned to that so i appreciate that. knowing what we know today if it all proves to be accurate from opr, the justice department office of professionalism, i'm not even sure alex would have gone through the vetting, made it through the vetting process. that didn't come out until after he had already been confirmed and it's a shame when this comes out and now we have to deal with this. if it proves accurate then i would have made a mistake. wait until you hear this story. a reporter was denied access to
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a gub doorial candidate twice unless she brought a male colleague along with her. she calls that blatant sexism. he says it's common sense in the me too era. we'll speak with both of them next. ♪ ♪ ♪
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a republican gubernatorial candidate in mississippi is under fire this morning for denying a female reporter access for a ride along with him and his campaign that is unless a male colleague joined her. foster saying this could create, a quote, awkward situation. joining nous ato discuss this is the reporter with mississippi today and mississippi state representative robert foster, a republican running for governor, joining us by phone. it's great to have you both with us this morning. this is something your news organization did, and it was provided for with the other candidates. what were you going for and what were you told?
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>> absolutely. so you know in the months leading up to the republican primary we've really been trying to give our readers kind of an inside access to all the campaigns. we have three gubernatorial candidates so we've been doing these ride alongs to give our readers the spperspective into these candidates positions and we really want to give our readers as much information about these campaigns as we can. and we did it with his two opponents and i've covered representative foster for a while, and i thought everything was going to be fine and then they came back at me with this one caveat. >> one caveat, representative, which was that she couldn't do it alone. she needed a male along with her. if a man reporter had asked for a ride along, would you have granted him a solo interview?
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>> i would have. and appreciate y'all having me on this morning. i think it's important for everybody, you know, to understand the dynamics here. i've done several interviews over the last four years and i have no problem doing interviews with any reporter but this was a different request. it was to be a ride along as she stated and i have a very small campaign staff at this point in my campaign. inunderdog candidate and we don't have a good staff, and the campaign director and i have to go separate ways in the middle of the day to cover different things from stop to stop, and i didn't want to end up in a situation where we were alone for an extended period of time within that 15 to 16-hour day. so out of precaution i wanted to have her bring someone with her, a male colleague. and the other thing i think is important to point out is this is my truck, and in my truck we
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go by my rules. and that's my rule. >> you said it's a precaution. is it you didn't trust llarison or or yourself? i'm conned here. >> people don't ask questions and don't look to find the truth, perception is reality in this world and i don't want to give anybody the opinion i'm doing something i should not be doing. >> yeah, i've got a couple of things to say here. first of all like you said it's your truck, your rules, why is it my responsibility to make you feel comfortable about something again as your campaign director said on the phone with me is this weird request you have? why is the onus on me to bring someone along? >> because y'all wanted to do the interview. i didn't ask you to come with me to do the interview. so it's my rules, my truck. >> again, your rule.
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again, no other candidate has ever had a rule like this. let's go back to the appearance and impropriety thing. why does it appear unproper for a man to be with a woman, unless at the emd of day what you're saying here is a woman is a sexual object first and a reporter second. people when they see a woman with a man are going to automatically assume she's there with an improper relationship because, again, they see a woman as a sexual object first and as someone who's doing my job second. >> well, first of all, i'm a married man and i made a vow with my wife, and part of the greet we've also made throughout our marriage is we would not be alone with someone of the opposite sex throughout our marriage, and that is a -- i put that and my wife and my rimgen as the reason why we have that vow above anyone else's feelings
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including yours and i apologize that for that, if that's hurt your feelings but i would much rather up hold my vows with my wife over anyone else. >> can i flip the script for a second? so let's say one of the people running for attorney general right now is a two-term treasurer, a woman, lynch fitch. if a woman did this, if a female candidate did this people would say she's making men bring people along with her. like if she doesn't feel comfortable doing this, she can't do her job. how can you do your job, how can you tell mississippians you will be a good governor if you can't, you know, be alone in a room with a woman? look at our current governor bryant staff, one of his top attorneys, one of his top policy directors, those are all women. how are you going to do that if you can't be alone with a woman? >> it's very simple. you always have the door open and have people right in the room next door, but this is not
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what we're talking about. we're talking about a 15 to 16-hour vehicle ride in my truck. >> so why aren't you the one providing someone? >> you jump back enhere in one second. i want to ask, representative, what do you think would happen if you're alone in a room with larrison. she seems to be a professional reporter who asks questions. what do you think happens? >> nothing. we're not talking about that. we're talking about ridingen my truck for a 15 hour, 16 hour day. >> what happens in your truck that's different from an open door? >> it's just the perception. it's a very professional rule that many other people including billy graham and governor mike pence have followed and many other leaders in our nation. >> do people have any reason to think anything of you and who rides in your truck? why would they ever think that a --
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>> i'm not going to give them the opportunity to and that's the whole point. >> larrison, the idea of equal access, how does this play? do you think male reporters in mississippi are treated the same way? >> i mean, no. i want to kind of take a step back here and say obviously this is a mississippi situation that's happened in mississippi. it's a mississippi political story but it's also i think is a bigger story than mississippi. i've heard from a lot of women in the last 24 hours, like around the country who, you know, whether it's next door in alabama or across the country in colorado or l.a. who are like this is happening. politics is amens club. and, you know, for you're a woman you're seen kind of as an outsider. when you go back to this idea perception is everything, women are perceived to not belong there because people are -- a large group of people are used to seeing men in those spaces. >> representative, i just got a note from someone who spent a
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week with larrison at a kerchs in health journalism and she said she's a professional and ethical journalist. i don't understand from you as an elected public official the message you're sending to young girls who want to be journalists, that they can't do the same job that young men who want to be journalists? >> absolutely they can do the same job. we're talking about a specific 15 to 16-hour ride along in my truck and i had one caveat she did not want to follow that rule, and that's okay. i have my position, and i don't have to break my rule in my vehicle for anyone. and i think it's also important to point out the fact because of the me too movement now men are under attack all of the time. sometimes those accusations come out to be true and there are many times they've been proven to be false. i'm not going to allow myself to
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be put in a situation with any female where they could make an accusation against me and there's not a witness there to refute that accusation. >> larrison i want to give you the last word here. >> i think, look, there are a couple of things here. i think we've got to go back to this idea. we can't talk about this idea without talking about perception being everything. and if you're saying the look of impropriety is out there, then you're saying women don't belong in these spaces, that women are sexual objects. and also if it is your rule in your truck, then you provide the person. >> that could definitely be arranged in the future, but again i wanted to point out that i'm running a very small -- i've only got one staff member with me and he's not always with me. i'm sometimes alone on this campaign, and so it's a different stage of this campaign if we make a runoff or into the general election, i will have a
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whole lot different operation. it's just a whole different dynamic. >> are you going to keep pushing for this? >> fine, but it's sexism. what was that, i'm sorry? >> i'll let you have the last word. >> i would say, look, we've got to call this what it is. when a women isn't given access to same things a man is given access to it's sexism. >> yes or no, you would give a man access? >> i would. i stand my ground. >> all right, no ambiguity there. >> thanks, so much, john. >> that was fascinating. i really appreciate representative foster's candor. he didn't say no, i didn't say that. he said that was a compact he made with his wife, that was their personal compact and hez going to it sounds like get less press coverage as a result of that compact. newsroom with a terrific
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