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the world. this is "new day." it's friday, july 12th. 6:00 here in new york. al sisyn is off and bianna golodryga joins me. it's like a reunion in the making. a lot going on this morning. at this moment millions on the gulf coast are bracing for a life threatening event. a risk of major flooding. louisiana's governor has this warning. >> there are three ways louisiana floods. storm surge, high rivers, and rain. we're going to have all three. >> the governor will join us next hour. these are the hurricane warnings now in effect all along the louisiana coast. the tropical storm watches extend east to the mississippi/alabama border. more than 10 million people could be affected here. >> it does look dire. here's why this weekend is supposed to deliver the kind of
storm that hasn't been seen there in decades. the mississippi river is twice as high as it normally is this year and tropical storm barry is likely to create a major surge. add the nearly 10 inches of rain the storm could bring, and you have a threat of catastrophic flooding. natasha chen is tracking live from new orleans. it looks calm right now, but that's about to change soon. >> reporter: yeah. we got a spurt of rain this morning about 15 minutes ago. we're going to see a lot more of that in the next 24 hours. what you were just describing as well as the governor describing those three ways the state typically floods, we are already seeing, of course, the very high mississippi river. about 8 to 10 feet higher than it typically is. neighbors say they are typically able to walk here all the way out to where we see trees and utility poles. but all of that is water now. it's come part way up the levee. here in new orleans, we're not
estimated to have water top over the levee where we're standing right now. the city of new orleans, the plan for city residents is to shelter in place. they have 118 pumps that are functioning ready to go. but still this is not a situation that you can pump your way out of. that's how much water you're expecting to get. and therefore the residents here are expected to shelter in place. that being said, there are a couple of parishes where there are mandatory evacuations happening depending where they are. typically in low lying areas and other parishes where there are voluntary evacuations. the president, of course, has approved emergency declaration ahead of rainfall which, john, of course, is expected tomorrow. >> all right. stand by for us in new orleans. because we just got some new data about one hour ago from the national hurricane center. let's go to meteorologist chad myers at the weather center who is tracking this system. what do we know? >> john, it's a 50 mile-per-hour
storm right now up from 45 yesterday. most of the convection on the other side of the storm. this will get onto land some time today into tomorrow. now, the water in the river right now came from the spring rains in the midwest. that means most of the rain and the worst part of the storm will be over new orleans and baton rouge and that storm surge may push this river that's already at 16 feet. those levees are 20. the forecast is for the forecast to go to 19. that's too close for comfort. because many of these levees especially to the east and down river of new orleans are not even 20 feet high. the ones around new orleans are 20 feet high. but the amount of rainfall that are going to fall could be 10 to 20 inches especially west of the city. most of the rain that falls will
not go into the mississippi. it goes into other rivers. the levees are so high the water can't run into it. >> the fact it's a slow-moving storm is definitely what's making this so dangerous. thank you. we're going to turn now to politics. with president trump backing down. yes, you heard that right. backing down from his demand to add the citizenship question to the census. but his new executive order forces federal agencies to hand over records that will give the government a citizenship count anyway. >> reporter: the president pulling back on his plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. after a week of insisting his administration would continue to fight in court to get it on the questionnaire. president trump stood in the rose garden to say that battle was over, but insisting his administration would still be able to get an accurate count of
citizens. >> are you a citizen of the united states of america? sir, you can't ask that question. why? because the court said you can't. >> reporter: president trump retreating from his push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. after a week of insisting his administration would continue to fight the issue in spite of a supreme court ruling dealing a blow to the effort last month. president trump instead signing an executive order to avoid further legal setbacks. >> i'm hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the department of commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country. >> reporter: but that plan was originally recommended by the census bureau to wilbur ross last year. that memo, the bureau warns a citizenship question harms the count and would use less accurate citizenship available
than are available from sources. the president's reversal was a, quote, failing that could have been avoided. but the president refusing to acknowledge defeat. >> we are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the united states population. we will leave no stone unturned. >> reporter: democratic congressman adam schiff tweeting, they can spin it how they want, but make no mistake the administration lost the census case. critics say the census push was just an attempt to score points with his political base. >> we are going to triple the number of i.c.e. deportation offices. >> reporter: this as i.c.e. agents are preparing for nationwide raids targeting undocumented immigrants starting sunday. a senior immigration official tells cnn that the operation will target some 2,000 people with court orders of removal and is expected in at least nine
cities and will last several days. but some city officials say they have been left in the dark about the trump administration's plan. >> as the federal government hasn't communicated with our government, they haven't told us what their parameters are. they haven't asked us to support what they're doing or given us any information on who they're targeting, how they're targeting them. >> reporter: and mayors in cities across the country are also expressing concern. some even calling the operation part of the administration's political games. saying it also negatively affected public safety. and adding to that dread is the fact that authorities could also pick up other migrants who happen to be on the scene even if they actually weren't a target of that raid. >> collateral deportations they're calling that. thank you very much. joining us now jennifer rogers, kirsten powers, and errol lewis. friends, if i can start with the census. attorney general william barr said something in the rose
garden which i have to say very much caught my attention. so listen to this. >> thank you, mr. president. and congratulations on today's executive order. i applaud the president for recognizing in his executive order that including a question on the census is not the only way to obtain this vital information. congratulations, again, mr. president. on taking this effective action. >> so when i first heard this, it sounded like the barr summary of what actually happened. which is to say a misleading version of the facts. right? >> but he's good at doing that. >> right. this was a pure legal retreat. however, errol, if the goal wasn't necessarily to get the question on the census, if the bigger goal is to play to the base, if the bigger goal is maybe to distract before the mueller hearings, maybe he did deserve congratulations. >> mission accomplished. right. the question was always intended to stir up a reaction. it wasn't about the information
itself. because under strict laws, you can go to prison if you disclose information that comes out of the census. it's never as if they were going to take data from census responses and convey it directly to i.c.e. or the justice department or anybody else. what it was really always about was the president playing to his base, making clear that undocumented immigrants are the enemy, that he was going to go after them politically and make a lot of noise about it. frankly, the attorney general was correct to say, look. congratulations. you did what you intended to do. you got everybody talking about it. you put a lot of people in fear. there probably will be a reaction as far as people responding to the census. because, you know, there's been all of this discussion about what could happen if you are undocumented and fill out the questionnaire. so yeah. >> and all of this playing out -- >> political win for the president. >> and yet this legal win for the president -- the political win. i want to focus on the political
win versus the legal loss. as you note, there was no other option for this president right now when it comes to the courts, correct? >> yeah. i mean, i think john roberts made it clear he was not going to take this further degradation of the rule of law quietly. they were going to lose in the courts. the question is in addition to what errol was saying, how much is this going to hurt anyway? how much now are we going to have an undercount? it may have had the harm that it intended anyway in addition to the political part. >> the immigration raids which we understand are set to take place on sunday. interesting they've anoubsed them on sunday in at least nine cities. we put the list up of the cities there and it's created fear. it has created fear in the immigrant skmucommunity. and i want you to listen to the police chief in houston talk about what he's seeing.
>> there's great fear amongst our immigrant community as to what's going to happen. i've had children come up to me saying i'm afraid to go to school. i'm afraid to leave the house. i'm afraid to come home and find my parents are gone. >> kirsten, you've been writing about this for years. this is something i know worries you. >> it's incredibly inhumane. it was inhumane when barack obama did it. people brought it up that he did it and it's true. the problem with this is these are, you know, largely speaking hard working people who have come to this country usually fleeing very bad circumstances and trying to make a better life. and they're being treated as criminals. you know, creating fear for children, for families. i mean, they're talking about deporting families. right? they are talking about going in
and grabbing anybody that's around a person who they're targeting. and i think it's worth talking about who they're targeting as well. because they're talking about people who have court orders against them to leave the country. but in a lot of cases, these are people that have court orders because they didn't show up when they were supposed to show up in court. and what immigrant communities have found like the think tanks who do the studies on these have found is when people come into this country and you give them an advocate, 90% show up for their court hearings. when people don't show up, it's usually because they don't know they were supposed to show up for their court hearing. so we're going to go in and, like, break down people's doors basically and drag them out of the country because they didn't know that they were supposed to show up for a court hearing? what kind of country are we? >> we're talking about potentially separating families. some of these children are u.s. citizens given they were born in the united states. these detention facilities are
not equipped as we know. and as we've been covering extensively. what can democrats do? we heard from them. we heard from nancy pelosi saying this is inhumane. that people should be reaching out to their religious leaders as well to see if they can get involved. what else can democrats be doing? >> it's unclear what anybody can do that won't play into the larger drama. because what's going to happen is in these nine cities, they might get one or two raids. and if there are cameras around, that'll become a big national story. 2,000 is small compared to the million or so who have the removal orders in place. it's not like they're trying to do something to change the problem. they will scream, they will yell, they will offer to shelter people. they will make a big sort of dramatic show of opening up their church basements and other
places they can try and hide people. but it just plays into the same drama. and unfortunately, you know, we'll have an issue that is going to be the same on monday as it was on saturday. >> another drama. >> any legal dramas on sunday if these places don't cooperate? >> usually when they come in to do something like this, they alert. we've not seen that if. we have the whole sanctuary cities controversy. if you literally tried to hatred someone or barricade someone, then you could possibility be arrested for interfering with a legal order. short of that, i don't think there are any legal consequences. it's a political one. >> yes. it is a political one. this may be about showing the fight. >> another fight. >> yeah. >> i woke up to tweets from the president going after paul ryan. i'm thinking, are these old
tweets? but no. this is in large part in response to a new book that's come out about the trump administration. and paul ryan finally opening up about his true feelings about the president. and let's get to one of these first comments he gave. we have a full screen up here saying i told myself i've got to have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right. because i'm telling you, he didn't know anything about government. i wanted to scold him all the time. obviously this coming out of tim alberta's new book "american carnage". for the first time, paul ryan is not holding back. >> he certainly held his tongue when he had an opportunity to change things that he apparently is complaining about in this book. like so many mainstream republicans, this is somebody who was on the presidential ticket just a few years prior to encountering donald trump. paul ryan walked away from his duty.
look. i'm sure he got a nice advance for the book. it'll a tell all. we'll dish on it. it'll be interesting to read about. but it's really kind of like a -- he's like a poster child for all of the republicans who walked away from everything they said they cared about throughout their career. excellence in government, government restraint, sort of personal decorum, and all these different things. all out the window when he sits face-to-face with donald trump. psychologically it'll be fascinating to read. >> stand by. i'm not done with this discussion yet. i want to talk much more about what paul ryan said. because it's another fascinating i think inflammatory comment. and then there's the president's response also this morning. there's new movement in the 2020 race. a new candidate rises to second. another one with a surprising dlip slip. what's behind the shakeup. that's next. we have to be able to
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if you felt this way, why didn't you stand up to the president? in this book, the former speaker makes the case, you don't know how much i stopped here. i saved the country from so much. is that a compelling defense? >> what did he save the country from? i mean, i don't really see that. i would be interested to know what he thinks he saved the country from. i think what a lot of republicans did was they decided -- they looked at donald trump and thought i don't really like him. there's a lot of things about him that bother me, but i can get what i want. if you're paul ryan, you're like, my whole life all i've wanted to do is reform the tax code. or whatever your issue is. and i'm going to get that from donald trump and compromise on every other value. and so i think if that's what he did, he should own it. he shouldn't act like i was fighting so hard when, in fact, i think a lot of them i honestly think that's what bill barr is doing right now. i think bill barr looks at trump and thinks, i have free reign of this place.
>> as long as you say congratulations. >> as long as i make him feel good about himself, i can kind of do all the reforms at the justice department i want to do. and donald trump is going to let me do them. >> errol, reading these quotes from paul ryan frustrates me because i remember where reporters asked him point blank to respond to all of the comments the president made and he would take his sip of water and say, i didn't read the tweets. >> didn't see it. >> he clearly saw and read everything. i'm curious now given the president's attacks, will anybody, any republican now come to paul ryan's defense? >> oh, no. i can't even imagine it. because among other things, paul ryan kind of walked out. you know, he saw the handwriting on the wall. he saw he wasn't going to maintain his majority. he saw he wasn't going to change donald trump and he got the main thing he wanted. out the door he went. we understand that this is a business that attracts people who are very practical.
some would call them opportunists. i think that's the way it will continue to play out. it's in nobody's interest to come to the defense of wealthier lobbyist paul ryan. >> someone tweeted and called a failed vp candidate with an atrocious record. >> a long running lame duck failure which is a hard second line in the chyron right there. other big political news overnight, this "wall street journal"/nbc news poll came out. a changed race. joe biden still in front by a fairly large amount but slipping a little bit. but elizabeth warren in "the wall street journal" poll has now risen to second place. and bernie sanders slipping. in this poll, not terribly different with the cnn poll of polls out this morning. it's a fairly stable race for the last week or two. you can see joe biden again comfortably in front. and then the story here is this
race for second place. between senator kamala harris, bernie sanders, and elizabeth harris. this is different than a month ago. and part of the rise of elizabeth warren is policy. no question about it. she's come out and proposed a lot of things. she's out with a new immigration plan which you've taken a look at, some of the legal sides of it. talk about the policy before we break down the polls here a little bit. she wants to decriminalize what is now illegal immigration. and she wants to open up some prosecution of mistreatment of undocumented immigrants. both those pose some problems. >> i think there are good law enforcement reasons for the crime of illegally entering the country. i've seen that used to good effect during my time as a prosecutors. i'm concerned about decriminalizing coming into the country with no legal process at all. and the other thing is when she talks about having a task force at the department of justice to prosecute people in this
administration for separating children and all that stuff. that is a big problem for me. this kind of dog whistle of let's prosecute our political enemies. it's the same as basically lock her up when president trump and his supporters do it. i don't like that. the way for that to happen, the path for that is for the inspector general to do an investigation. if there are crimes that have been committed in the course of all of this family separation, detention stuff, then that should happen as a result of referral there. i don't like a presidential candidate saying let's do criminal prosecutions against our opponent. >> kirsten, how worried by this new poll data should bernie sanders be given that we're talking about elizabeth warren and not him? >> yeah, i mean, i think he should be worried. i think she is somebody a lot of -- okay. back up. the main thing democrats are interested in is beating donald trump, right? they're being much more strategic than typically. typically voters actually aren't that strategic. they don't actually make that
their number one priority. they are interested in do you agree with me on the important issues. i think this time around they're like i just want somebody who i think can win. bernie sanders is a socialist. i think a lot of democrats even who like them say this is just a nonstarter in this country. elizabeth warren kind of gives them a middle ground. she identifies as a capitalist and says she believes in the capitalist system but she also has a lot of policies that sanders has that resonates with the base. i think she also is just an incredibly substantive and really -- i was hearing a lot from people who were seeing her out on the trail before, you know, maybe six months ago or three months ago. and they were saying as soon as that debate happens, she's going to shoot up. because she's just -- people are electrified by her. >> she's got a plan for everything, right? >> one thing we saw in polls is vice president biden is still doing perfectly well with the
african-american vote. it hasn't collapsed after the last debate. >> that's right. well, i keep harkening back to the template of 2007-2008 when hillary clinton was leading barack obama with black voters up to the day he won in iowa. in which point everything flipped. if block voters are in love with joe biden and like him a lot, they're going to do some shopping like everybody else. it will start to get really intense as we get closer and closer to when the votes are cast. a big part of this as has been said it's about who can actually win. can you win primaries and have the support? >> and perhaps that apology about his comments last week in south carolina helped as well. >> no doubt. >> all right. errol, kirsten, jennifer, thank you so much. good to see you. breaking overnight, r. kelly, remember him? more bad news for him. he is in custody. so what he was doing the moment before police arrested him.
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breaking overnight, a 3,000 acre brush fire has forced people from their homes in maui. the airport was diverting flights at one point. but operations are back to normal. oprah winfrey has a home on maui and her private property is now being used to help battle the fire. the confirmed that in a tweet that she gave officials access to it immediately. breaking overnight, r. kelly arrested in chicago. now facing federal charges for sex crimes. brynn gingras is here with the details. more legal problems for the singer. >> thanks. authorities say they arrested kelly on federal sex crime charges while he was walking his dog in chicago last night.
attorneys in the northern district of illinois handed down a 13 count indictment which includes child pornography and obstruction of justice charges. authorities also say kelly attempted to influence a case in atlanta and he's facing sex trafficking charges in new york according to the source. and we are expecting an indictment in the eastern district to be sealed later today. that also according to a source. for the past five months, kelly had been out of zwral on $1 million bail. the 52-year-old pleaded not guilty to ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse in february. those stem by allegations from four women, three only whom were underage when the crime happened. and then there were 11 more charges against kelly in late may when an illinois grand jury -- darryl johnson said kelly denied all the charges against him and he planned to fight them in court. johnson is expected to make another statement later this morning and we're also expected to learn more of the details of
all of the new charges. >> thank you. federal prosecutors on this crackdown on sexual predators the last few days. it is the most anticipating house hearing in years. robert mueller's testimony is just a few days away. but there's new grumbling behind the scenes. we'll tell you what that's about next. we'd love some help with laundry. spray and scrub anything with a stain. wash the really dirty clothes separately. new tide pods with upgraded 4-in-1 technology unleash a foolproof clean in one step.
we're learning new details about what to expect when robert mueller testifies on july 17th. that's next wednesday. an agreement between congressional democrats and robert mueller allows for two hours for the committee to question the former special council. that means some junior lawmakers could be shut out because of timing constraints. joining us now to discuss, michael smerconish, host of "smerconish." you can understand some of these junior lawmakers who might like to see their face on television, they're not happy they won't get to ask questions. >> right. to quote the title of one of my
favorite tv shows, i would say curb your enthusiasm to those who have high expectations that there will be stunners delivered at this hour. i just don't see it. and i don't see it for a variety of reasons. first and foremost, he doesn't want to be there and he's already told us he will limit his testimony to the four corners of the report. and then the second consideration is what you're addressing. the format blows. it's not a search for truth. it's set up to be an opportunity for individuals to get a campaign moment. something they can put in a commercial either grilling mueller if you're on one side of the equation or, you know, sucking up to him if you're in the other. and it's so disjointed, john. i've taken hundreds if not a few thousand depositions and the idea of handing all of ball to others by the way interrupted by someone from the other side of the political fence, it makes no sense. think of the hearings for kavanaugh and christine blasey
ford. it went from one side o the other side and no one was able to establish a questioning rhythm. for all those reasons, i have very limited expectations. >> but this is not your typical hearing. this is something the democrats are probably going to get one shot at and that's it. do you see a scenario, perhaps, where some would seed their time to more establish democred demo like we saw with jim jordan? >> bianna, many of them just don't know how to ask a question. to ask a good, tight question that illicits information is really a trial lawyers skill. many of the members of congress, republican and democratic, they don't have it. ( so what you're proposing i think is wise. but their egos won't allow you to do it. rather than having 20 different
people flip-flopping, give the assignment to one person, one woman, one man who can drill down and continue to pursue one line of questioning. and establish very narrow parameters as to what the subject area might be. for example, there are these ten instances of potential obstruction of justice. if you're going to try to pursue all ten of them in the span of two hours which is really one hour because that's all one party will get, you're not going to get anywhere with him. better that you have a sniper approach instead of a shotgun blast. >> all right. you've taken a thousand depositions and you host a radio show where you ask great questions every day. so what question would you ask robert mueller? one where you think you might get some answer or shine some light on something? >> when did you decide that you would reach no conclusion relative to obstruction of justice. now i'm going to sit back and be a good listener.
i'm going to pursue a follow-up dependent on what his answer is. that's what i really want to know. i wouldn't waste time going into the ten different instances in the report. i would focus on process. because he has to answer the process question. you know from prior conversations that you and i have had, i also want to get into this whole fairness business. where, sir, is the basis for your opinion that it would be unfair to a sitting u.s. president to establish a case of criminal culpability? i get that we can't indict a u.s. president. instead i want to know where you derive this issue that it would be unfair to articulate criminal conduct on the part of the president. then i'm sitting back and listening again. >> though all of that makes sense and as we know and as has been reported, most americans and frankly most members of congress have not read the
mueller report. so would it not be helpful to just ask him to recite specific moments from the report he helped write himself? >> i get your point. your point is, all right. so use this as a moment to educate the public that was too disinterested or too lazy. bianna, here's another consideration. mueller has the leg up. because robert mueller knows these 550 pages cold. and you're right. these members of congress, they don't. so factually, you know, if you try and pursue him based on the substance of the report, you better be on top of your game. you better be reading in already this weekend. >> i want michael smerconish to answer the questions this morning. he's revved up. >> you're ready to go. >> let's book him on your show. watch "smerconish" tomorrow and every saturday morning. if our efforts prevail, he will have robert mueller on with him. >> i should say we both read the report. many times. bernie sanders once said the
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senator bernie sanders is a top contender in the race for the democratic presidential nomination. but for most of his career in public life, he was a fierce critic of the party and its leaders. cnn's ryan nobles has more on this often stormy relationship. >> a big part of the bernie sanders brand. take on the powerful in all walks of life. >> and tell the corporate elite that they will no longer continue to run this country. >> reporter: that includes those who might be considered allies. specifically the democratic party. >> there is no question in my mind about the democratic and republican parties are out of touch with the needs of the vast majority of working people in this country.
>> reporter: that was sanders 27 years ago offering up tepid support for bill clinton. then the democratic nominee for president. for the bulk of his career, sanders has run and won elections as an independent. and early on, even suggested the democratic party was beyond fixing. >> and has been my view for many, many years is that what we need in this country is a rainbow coalition. but it has to be done outside of the democratic party. >> reporter: in 1989 sanders wrote in an essay, quote, now i know there are people that are good and honorable people who believe the democratic party can be turned around. i don't. but while sanders railed against the democratic party, it did not take long for him to begin to work with democrats to lay the ground work for his progressive revolution. ultimately playing a central role in shifting the democratic party message to the left. when he was elected to congress in 1991, he caucused with
democrats. and while still independent ran with the endorsement of the vermont democratic party. but that did not stop him from attacking democrats when he felt they were veering off on issues he cared about. his latest 2012 during barack obama's re-election campaign, sanders made it clear he was an independent, not a democrat. and pushed obama to take a more progressive approach to his politics. >> i'm an independent, not a democrat. i would have liked the president to be stronger in tells us how we're going to create the millions of jobs we desperately need. >> reporter: sanders became a force in the party in 2016 when he decided to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. >> do not tell secretary clinton, she's getting a little nervous. >> reporter: sanders lost that race but then went to endorse and campaign clinton. even today there's lingering resentment in some circles that he stayed in the race too long and didn't do enough to help her. a charge sanders flatly rejects. >> oh, really? i didn't know that. i thought i ran all over the
country into neftz and everybody else working as hard i could. >> reporter: he's helped to raise close to $8 million. he's also pledged to run as a democrat and support the party's eventual nominee. but he's still not afraid to attack what he calls the corporatist views of the party. he says many are coming around to his way of thinking. >> guess what. virtually all of those ideas are being talked about by almost every candidate running for the democratic nomination. >> reporter: so the next test of sanders' commitment to the party may come toward the end of the primary. his critics are once again worried that he will stay in the race after it's clear he can't win. sanders has hedged on that question only saying that he intends to win.
so does that mean he stays in until mathematically eliminated? sanders will have the resources to stay in as long as he wants. and drop out only on his terms. >> that's exactly right. he's got followers who will not desert under any circumstances. thank you for being with us today. a huge trade overnight in the nba made just for bianna golodryga. two superstar mvps reunited. the bleacher report is next. plus meghan markle mom shamed. i'm not happy about this. the new level of criticism hitting the duchess. battling sensitive skin, we rs we switched to tide pods free & gentle. it's gentle on her skin, and dermatologist recommended. tide free and gentle. safe for skin with psoriasis, and eczema.
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morning's bleacher report. >> serena's been searching for that grand slam title for some time now. she hasn't won a major since the 2017 australian open. serena advancing to tomorrow's wimbledon final with a straight set win over barbara strutsova yesterday. the match took less than an hour. she is now going to face simona halep in the finals. >> it's really not about 24 or 23 or 25. it's really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what. and no matter what i do, i will always have a great career. >> this will be her fourth straight wimbledon final. the match starts 9:00 eastern tomorrow morning. all right. we had a massive trade in the nba last night. thunder trading russell westbrook to the houston rockets for chris paul, two first round picks, and the right to swap two more first rounders. the move reunited westbrook with
james harden who he played with in oklahoma city for three seasons. the rockets back court has now won two of the past three league mvps. as the former rockets ball boy on this show, while i liked chris paul, pretty excited about this. any time you can add a former mvp still in his prime, i think you got to do it. >> as a current and forever rockets fan, i jolted out of bed last night when i saw this. i was so excited. i do think that there seemed to be some tension between harden and cp 3. for all the right reasons, i think this is a very good trade. >> a lot of people wondering if there's going to be a lot for both of them. >> it's a high class problem to have. >> we'll make it work. the duchess of sussex meghan markle getting mom shamed. she was pounced on for the way she holds baby archie. max foster live in london with the latest. really, max? over the way a mother holds her
child? we're at that? >> reporter: let's see what you think. let's bring out the pictures. because this was archie's first public outing with his mom. looks pretty normal on the face of it. but when you look online, she has really has been shamed. these claims she looks awkward, she's going to drop him. it does feel as though she can't do anything right in public right now. national health service in this country saying there is no right or wrong way to hold your baby. the important thing is the parent is comfortable, the baby's head is supported, and they both look pretty happy here. it does feel as though she's under a lot of pressure. obviously earlier in the week she was out at wimbledon where spectators complained they were told not to take pictures of her. she's back there again tomorrow to watch her friend serena williams play. so another big public moment. i'm sure as many cameras will be pointing at her as they are to serena out again on sunday as well with no less than beyonce
and jay z for the "lion king" premiere. under a huge amount of pressure. the irony here is the fact she's under pressure to make more public appearances. when she does go out, she's criticized for it. >> you know it's gone too far when the national health service has to comment on how to correctly hold a bababy. >> i'm not sure britain deserves our american meghan markle. i'm going to leave it there. "new day" continues now. a state of emergency declared in louisiana. >> heed every warning. >> storm surge, high rivers, and rain. we're going to have all three. are you a citizen of the united states of america? sir, you can't ask that question. because the court said you can't. >> the president is dropping his controversial plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. >> trump essentially lying saying this was the real fight and then declaring a victory. >> the idea of collecting data on who is a citizen or who isn't is going to keep people away from a census. >> immigration and