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someone giving himself a medal. we know who would be on the medal because they sell it for 45 bucks at donaldjtrump.com. jeanne moos, cnn. >> i'm a stable genius. . you're up early. 6:00 on a sunday. we're glad for it. i'm christi paul. >> i'm martin savidge. >> major concern. there is heavy rain falling, just slamming parts of louisiana right now. >> tropical storm barry is slowly turning north and the national hurricane center says tornadoes could pop up across louisiana, mississippi and eastern arkansas. hundreds of people have spent the night at shelters in the area ask more than 132,000 have been without power. >> governor declared a state of emergency last night, saying that there is really the worst
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yet to come here. our live coverage beginning on the gulf coast, cnn anchor and national correspondent erica hill live in baton rouge, louisiana. we've been talking to erica about the 150,000-plus people who don't have power. we see you've got it. looks dry where you are right now. what have you seen, say, in the last couple of hours? >> reporter: there is power here where we are in baton rouge. what we're actually waiting for is the rain that is set to come. because this is such a big storm, there is much more rain on the way and there will be on the way. what we're hearing locally for residents to be prepared that there will be heavy rains throughout the day. there will be bands, there will be breaks as we're seeing right now. a little lull in the wind, but don't get come place it's because that will not last. we're on the banks of the mississippi river. the mississippi river has been in flood stage for months. flood stage is 30 feet.
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it's expected to crest at 43 feet. where does that water go when you're dealing with saturated ground? not just here in baton rouge, but, frankly, throughout the southern part of louisiana. as you know, so many of these areas are low-lying areas. they have already been saturated, st. mary's parish. a good majority, 72 m% of that parish is still without power. getting people there, dealing with people in the roadway, dealing with water covering the roadways. that's going to be a major concern as well. moving forward then into what could be a lot of flooding. for a better sense of what's happening now on the ground in different areas, i do want to check in with cnn's gary tuchman who's in new orleans, who's been getting hit with some of the heaviest rain you've seen in the last 24 hours. >> reporter: that's right, erica. it's lightened up over the last five minutes.
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you were talking about the mississippi river near you. it's different here in the city of new orleans. this is the river behind me. we're on the west bank of the mississippi river near the french quarter, new orleans. normally the level of this river in new orleans is under 11 feet, but because of heavy rains over the past weeks and months, before the storm came, the level got to 16 1/2 feet. that's a dangerous stage. when it gets about 17.1 feet, that's flood stage. that's what it's expected to get to today, 17.1 feet. the dangerous number is if it gets over 20, because the levee system in new orleans is built to contain 20-foot floods. that was the fear as the week started. as the storm started coming, it would go over 20 feet. forecasterss say they don't anticipate at this point, we must say anticipate because this isn't over. they don't anticipate it will go over the 17.1 feet and that's good news for new orleans. behind me, this is the natvhez
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steam boat on the mississippi river, it hasn't gone out for two days. they are hoping to get back out on the mississippi river tomorrow. this is the french quarter. it's been quiet over the past two days. they anticipate business will come back tomorrow. they are breathing a collective sigh of relief. >> thank you, gary. as we look at where we stand now, as gary points out, a sigh of relief but a lot more rain is expected to come. >> a whole bunch more. 70% of tropical storm barry's moisture is still offshore. it's moving ever so slowly onshore at this point. yes, you've still got time before a lot of that rain ends up pushing inland. now, yes, the majority of that will hit mississippi but it's raining in alabama, florida,
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texas is even getting some moisture from barry as well. look at the widespread rain totals that have already fallen. we talked about widespread 5 to 10 inches. we're not there yet. we've been looking at rainfall totals of upwards of 4 to 6 inches. you have to keep in mind, 4 to 6 inches may not sound like a lot but the ground is already saturated. it's going to be runoff and we'll keep adding to that as well. here's the radar. you have heavy bands making their way into jackson, mississippi. a heavy band to the west of baton rouge, to the west of morgan city. baton rouge and morgan city dry at the moment, until that rain begins to shift and slide into those communities. we expect widespread amounts of 5 to 10 inches of rain out of this storm. some areas, especially if you get into the heavier feeder bands, as they're called, you
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could see an excess of foot before the rain pulls out. and the convection is still offshore. that will move onshore, bringing with it the potential of rotating storms. the track itself is moving incredibly slow. right now just a few miles more than it was yesterday. we averaged only a 5-mile-per-hour range yesterday. today up to 8 miles an hour. a normal person rides a bike at an average of 9 1/2 miles an hour. you could ride a bike faster than this storm is moving. with that you still have gusty winds and 150,000 people without power in louisiana alone. >> that's a lot to think about and a lot to remember as we hunker down and wait for the rest of this, the fact that 70% of the moisture is still in the gulf. thank you. a lot we'll keep an eye on here. another thing i want to point out as we talk about flooding in
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baton rouge, a lot of people in this area thinking back to three years ago when there was major flooding in 2016 and that's influenced a lot of the decisions made in preparation for both this storm and the floods that could come after. christi? >> i guess that's the one way that serves us, we know how to prepare, you you would think we would know how to prepare after going through something like that. we want to take a moment to show you this report from our affiliate wvue. they were on the scene as locals were rescuing horses from floodwaters in terre bone parish. >> it's too deep. . horses are up to the top of their neck as they tried to swim through this area. as we talked to the owner, he's on that boat right there. most of the waters have spared residence but they're coming up to the back of people's'
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properties. that's shawn right there. they're going to try to herd the horses out. they don't have names but he certainly wants them to be high and dry. i think they'll be much happier once they come out. oh, wow, that was a hairy situation for a few moments there. they weren't certain how they were going to get those horses out. they were being very stubborn. we'll go ahead and see if we can talk to shawn again and see what that was like because now you have the horses, they're safe and sound. nothing to worry about. they look like they're going to be in a much better situation especially high and dry. i want to back away because i don't want to spook them. they see that blue jacket. maybe they're spooked by that. we'll get them out of there. they'll load that boat back up. thanks to good samaritans helping out. incredible work there. >> just glad everybody is okay there. so this morning the other big story we're watching is i.c.e.
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announced the city would not cooperate with any i.c.e. raids. >> in washington activists rallied outside a detention center but they were stuck behind crime scene tape after police shot and killed a man. according to police, he was trying to set cars and buildings on fire. the white house has said criminals are the focus of these raids, but sources tell cnn among the targets are families whose only crime is they are in the country illegally. >> rosa flores spoke with one such family. >> reporter: this woman has lived in chicago for some 20 years. she's the mom of four u.s. citizens who she raised in the outskirts of town. for the past two years, she has lived inside a church, away from her family and hoping to not be deported. nu she is undocumented and says she worries about getting pulled
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over and put in die tension facilities. she took sanctuary in this church, a place i.c.e. agents typically avoid raiding. do you have a plan? >> no. >> reporter: now she's worried it could all come to an end this weekend when planned i.c.e. raids in cities across the country, including chicago, are set to begin. for more than a decade, a time span covering administrations of both parties, she checked in with immigration officials twice a year and there was no issue, until donald trump took office. cnn was there the morning of 2017 during her first check-in during the trump era. >> translator: that brings me a lot of fear. >> reporter: it was an emotional affair for her entire family. first, an immigration agent told her she could stay for another year. >> translator: i feel very happy because i was given another year. >> reporter: and then -- >> sir, cameras away from the building. >> reporter: her joy turned to heartbreak when she was asked to
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return to the federal building in four months with her bags packed and a one-way ticket out of the country. her daughter became physically ill. you were having a panic attack upstairs? >> yeah. i couldn't breathe. i was choked up. i couldn't talk. >> reporter: she says that's what hurts her the most about being hunkered down these last couple of years, is not being able to simply hug her daughters outside of this church. especially when they needed their mom. and that's something she may never do again on u.s. soil come this weekend. she is in sanctuary but technically not in hiding. as you saw, she does media interviews. people in this community know that she is here. she is hopeful she will be able to stay after this weekend. christi? >> rosa flores, boy, that is something. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> really is good. this morning on "state of
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the union" with jake tapper, he will be speaking with the acting director of u.s. immigrations and citizenship. he'll also be joined with bill de de blasio on "state of the union". tropical storm barry is showing its power a little more, particularly in new orleans. erica hill is in baton rouge, louisiana, watching things. good morning, erica. >> we talked a lot about how important the early emergency declaration was from the. the. it came from the governor but for louisiana's entire delegation in washington. we'll speak with ralph abraham, from the fifth delegation. he'll tell us what he's seen since barry came to town.
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right now there are more than 11 million people under flash flood watches. tropical storm barry is so slowly just crawling north. >> yeah, life-threatening floods are a major concern. remember, it is usually flooding that kills far more people in the aftermath of hurricanes than the winds of the storm itself. the national hurricane center says that tornadoes could also be a problem and they could pop up in louisiana, mississippi and
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eastern arkansas. >> there are huns of people that spent the night in shelters in the area. more than 150,000 do not have power right now as well. erica hill is in baton rouge, there is power there, at least in the part she is in right now. but, erica, i know that we have had reports. listen, do not think this is over. as allison was saying, 70% of the moisture is still over the gulf. and it is coming this way. >> reporter: absolutely. things are very quiet here in baton rouge. we probably got down to our live location about two hours ago. keep in mind, there hasn't been much rain since then. if you were to walk out of your house right now, you may think it's over. it's so important, you just brought up what allison said, that 70% of the moisture is still over the gulf. much more to come. with that could be heavy bands
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of rain. there will be rain for hours. and also the flooding that will come after for a better sense of what is coming our way. i want to bring in meteorologist allison chinchar. as we look at this, this may be a lull but it's certainly not any indication that barry is done with the region. >> no. all you have to do is look at the radar hypbehind me to see t. you see all of this intense rain. look over the majority of the heavy rain and lightning. look at this huge cluster of lightning to the east of houston and south of louisiana. again, that's what we're worried about. we don't want this section to come on land because that's where you're talking 2 to 3 inches an hour rainfall rates, not to mention damaging winds and a lot of lightning. we have a new cell starting to fire up over mobile, alabama. you also have this heavy band of rain sliding up from hattiesburg and jackson, mississippi. it's starting to come onshore, we just haven't seen the worst
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of it yet. to the west of hattiesburg, you have heavy rainfall. any of these major interstates across mississippi and portions of louisiana, you'll have off and on pockets where you'll drive through it and drive through a downpour. not just now but throughout the morning. another thing we're concerned about are the severe storms that are here. we have a brand-new tornado warning just north of hattiesburg starting to push off. it's not large rotation. you're not talking a massive tornado. these are tight tornadoes which will be quick to fire up, which means the warning time won't be very long. we tell people to be cautious of that. the threat for tornadoes like this will continue throughout the day because it still exists. as we've all mentioned, 70% of the moisture associated with tropical storm barry is still out to sea right now. that moisture is gradually going to shift inland, albeit very, very slowly.
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that's also part of the problem. the longer it lingers over this region, the longer time it has to dump the rain. you will have some areas that can pick up in excess of a foot of rain. that's important. also combining that with the threat for tornadoes, it's the combination of both. the flooding threat is especially concerning because a lot of this region is already saturated because of months of rain. and also flooding from all of the other feeder rivers, creeks and streams that flow into the mississippi and some of these other rivers. you have nine rivers at major flooding stage. 33 observation stages, 33 of them are at moderate flood stage. this is one that's going to linger well into the upcoming week. >> reporter: allison, thank you. joining us is representative ralph abraham representing the
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fifth district. we'll talk about what's happening on the ground as opposed to the campaign. i know you along with your fellow lawmakers from louisiana signed the letter that the government sent, that emergency declaration from president trump. that early declaration has been so important. >> it's huge. it gives us ready to submit data. once we do, hopefully that emergency funding will come in the way of resources. >> reporter: you've been making your way around the state. >> we are. >> reporter: what have you seen? >> mild wind damage, blown down trees, blown down road signs, debris on the roads, local flooding. and, you know, we understand public safety, human life is critical and top priority, butter we've sebut we've seen a lot of damage to our agriculture area. >> reporter: you're a veterinarian. when we're dealing with an event like that, how do you handle in
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terms of protecting livestock? >> it's difficult because they're out of the elements. when you get major events like this, you can have flash flooding very, very quickly. so, you know, preparedness is the key, but you're preparing for everything else. so, it's difficult to literally herd the cows, herd the horses in time. >> reporter: it's difficult to watch, especially those who may not deal with livestock every day. we're standing on the banks of the mississippi in baton rouge. we talked about 2016 flooding. those memories linger, understandably for folks in the area. >> they do. >> reporter: the mississippi since february has been at about 30 feet, expected to crest at 43. the flooding expected to come after is a major concern. how prepared is louisiana, specifically your district to be ready for that? >> we're prepared. but can you ever prepare for that much flooding? it's hard. hopefully we'll see some lowering of the mississippi. to your point, it's been at record highs for several,
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several months. the levees are stat raaturated more rain is to come. >> reporter: looking ahead and the focus is going to be once this storm passes through on that flooding for the days, the weeks to come, what do you want to see? what do you need? >> well, what we need is that emergency declaration instituted, if we need it. and we're going to need it. we know that. but, again, looking further down the road is what is going to happen to our infrastructure. here in louisiana, like the rest of the nation, we have some own infrastructure in these large cities. once you get into the rural areas, then you have these agricultural crops. we are two to three weeks away from harvesting 200,000 acres of rice. and behind that you have corn, soybeans, your cotton. for us here in the south, agriculture is a huge thing.
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we've got to make sure our farmers and ranchers are taken care of. >> reporter: do you have an impression what you've seen the last 12 to 24 hours, have been compromised? >> they have been compromised. how much, we don't know yet. certainly in my fifth congressional district, barry is still predicted, as to your point, still a lot of moisture out there in the gulf. i've seen the maps. and if it's going to keep that westward track going, northeast and central louisiana, they're in the bull's eye. >> reporter: thank you. we'll bother you for more updates. thank you, congressman. christi, martin, we'll send it back to you. we'll continue to update you, updates from the congressman and also our team stationed here around the area. >> all right. erica, thank you so much. we appreciate it. we want to go to new orleans with cnn national correspondent gary tuchman is there. you were saying earlier, you
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were seeing some of the heaviest rain they've seen yet. looks like you're getting a little lull now. is that accurate? >> reporter: that's exactly right. we expect it to be heavy rains, light rains, no rain, a combination of it. right now the rains are relatively light. the rain isn't over yet, but there is a sense of relief here in new orleans, louisiana. behind me is the flood wall that protects the french quarter of new orleans, the city of new orleans beyond that from the mississippi river. that wall has not had to be used during tropical storm and hurricane barry. that is the good news. no injuries, no deaths, the most important news. the only casualty so far is the tourism, french quarter, which is always crowded, perpetual party part of the city has been quiet the last two nights. they expect the tourists to come back and get the tourist dollars. this board shows them, but what was canceled yesterday were things like the cemetery and
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voodoo bus tour and the plantation swamp tour. even ironically, the hurricane katrina tour. it's a tour that takes you to some of the infamous sites from 14 summers ago, the hurricane that devastated the city and louisiana where up to 1,800 people died. this could have been the culprit of the storm, this was the major concern if levels got over 20 feet. the thought was it would go over the levee walls of the city that would protect up to 20 feet. it did not happen. the reason they were so concerned is because the levels are generally below 20 feet, but as the storms came they were at 16 1/2 feet. it started off at that level. the concern was there would be so much rain, up to 20 inches of rain in new orleans, that it would go over these banks and get to this wall, go over the wall and inundate new orleans. but they've got much less rain in new orleans. they've gotten 4 inches,
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one-fifth of what was anticipated. more to come but still looks good for new orleans. people here are very used to this kind of thing. they're used to these threats so they're sticking by their houses. not going out but hoping for the best as it's not as bad as they thought. >> i'm sure there is a sigh of relief, gary. thanks for the update. so, new york city is thankful for power this morning after a partial blackout caused major problems for subway riders, tourists, and, let's face it, even jennifer lopez. >> what happened when the lights went out and what caused it, next. ♪ sick and tired of running circles ♪ for miles and miles. ♪ being lost ain't never really been my style. ♪ but i told ya... yo, jer! we gotta get to the show. ♪ i was looking for a sign. get on the bus. ♪ i need something to believe in.
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those. she joins us now. any word yet on what exactly cause of all of this? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, martin. well, we heard from mayor de mr blas yoe of what they thought was a preliminary car. let's listen to what the mayor said. >> it's something within the normal electrical grid, obviously something didn't work, but no other kind of external influence here. this appears to be something that just went wrong in the way that they transmit power from one part of the city to another to address demand. >> reporter: and so there you heard what they think is the initial cause. k con edison will conduct a full engineering analysis, working to find out what caused this outage and governor cuomo is calling for an investigation, as is mayor de blasio.
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72,000 customers affected at one point, and customers could mean many more people than 72,000. we're talking about entire city blocks, starting here among the dividing line, entire city blocks from 51st street north. this was the last traffic light that was working. multiple thousands of people were affected by this outage that lasted about five hours. >> so, let's talk about the j. lo concert last night because i cannot imagine sitting in those seats and you're watching here, because she is just so remarkable to watch, and then this happens. ♪ >> it's dark. you can hear everybody, what's happening? what's going on? i'm sure there's a panic for a minute as they try to figure it out. i heard it described as all you could see were the glow of the cell phones. athena, what do you know about this? >> reporter: well, we know they had to, of course, evacuate
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madison square garden. this is early in jennifer lopez's tour. she had only been on stage for a short time when those lights went out. there was a lot of confusion at first and then people were evacuated. this is what we saw all around town. i was coming in on a train from amtrak. at one point they wouldn't let us pull into the station. this is about a half an hour or so after the power started going out. they wouldn't let us start pulling in because there were signal issues, they said. ultimately they were backing us up to take us back to new jersey to wait it out. they let us come into the station. coming into the station the subways were disrupted. several subway lines in the center of the city, people were trapped on trains, they had to be rescued by firefighters. there were elevators that weren't working, street lights out, people directing traffic, civilians. a lot of disruption for those five hours. as you heard there, they don't believe it was a situation of load, too much power being used. so, that at least is one good sign. back to you guys. >> athena jones, thanks very
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much. gave us the big picture down to the personal story. we appreciate it greatly. so, he already had to resign after his messages were leaked. well, guess what. this morning there are more cables from the former british ambassador to the u.s. what he said about president trump and the iran deal now. were born to moy in new pampers cruisers 360 fit with its ultra stretchy waistband.. and adaptive 360 fit new pampers cruisers 360 fit you mighyour joints...ng for your heart... or your digestion... so why wouldn't you take something for the most important part of you... your brain. with an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish, prevagen has been shown in clinical trials to improve short-term memory. prevagen. healthier brain. better life.
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published by british tabloid he called it an act of diplomatic vandalism. he said president trump did it to spite president obama. >> cnn hasn't seen the leaked cables, can't confirm what they say but you'll remember kim darroch had to resign after the daily mail reported on another set of cables. in those he described donald trump as inept, insecure. any reaction from the white house on the latest, sarah? >> reporter: good morning. the white house so far not commenting on this latest tranche of leaked cables in which kim darroch allegedly said president trump only withdrew from the iran nuclear deal because. he didn't like the architect of it, former president barack obama saying the u.s. didn't have an after plan. they didn't have any plans,
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according to darroch, for dealing with the withdrawal from the iran nuclear deal. now, a british spokesperson for the uk foreign office said that there should be consequences for the person who is leaking these cables but noted it's no secret that the british government differed from the u.s. on how to rein in iran's nuclear ambitions. keep in mind, this is coming on the heals of darroch's resignation, in those leaked cables in which he called trump inept, saying trump's career would end in disgrace. saying he would no longer deal with darroch, president trump. uninvited him to a dinner at the white house. darroch then resigned, in part because boris had refused to back darroch in debates tuesday night. now the search is on for a new
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uk ambassador as outgoing prime minister theresa may is getting ready to leave. the white house so far not commenting on this latest tranche of documents, particularly because darroch in that post. >> sarah westwood, good to see you. joining me errol lewis, political anchor for spectrum news. good morning. another weekend and more leaks coming of the diplomatic sense. the term here is diplomatic vandalism. seems to be a beautifully crafted british understatement here. i'm wondering here, you know, the fact that it's revealed or the opinion of this didn't is president trump dumped the deal with iran basically to spite president obama. i've heard this kind of talk before, but, of course, this is coming on diplomatic levels. how harmful is this? >> first of all, it's very
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interesting, martin, there's all of this sort of reaction where the british police are looking into who leaked the cables. we're talking now about the politics of the leaks. the substance of the actual cables, though, never gets discussed. it really is, i think, not just harmful but telling that the substance of it, even the white house is not denying that almost anything that has obama's name on it, whether it's his health care policy, his nominations to the supreme court, anything resembling praise for barack obama gets targeted by donald trump. it's been that way from the very beginning. his candidacy, let's remember, was born in birtherism and backlash. that's what the trump presidency, the initial campaign, was built on. it then carries on into the administration. >> it also reveals, of course, what appears to be a very petty reason to dissolve a very hard
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worked for negotiation that by all measures was working to try to control iran when it came to its nuclear program. >> sure. this is the thing that i think stunned the british foreign ministry, which is that something as pivotal as the nuclearization of the middle east, martin, could turn on sort of the petty whims of the campaign promises, frankly, of one person that, you know, things that were built up painstakingly to safeguard the most volatile region of the world or just kind of thrown away just because the president didn't want to give credit to his predecessor and just because he made a campaign promise that he felt he needed to follow through on. they gave the british and other allies, the u.s. gave them every opportunity to try and sort of sensibly walk through changes to the iran nuclear deal, maybe a winding down of the iran nuclear deal but not simply blowing it
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up, which is what happened. >> the president has maintained the reason he wanted to get out of that deal, he said number one, it was a bad deal, it didn't get far enough, yet it appears in diplomatic circles, they're saying he didn't want to go through with it because another president came up with it. >> there's no doubt about that. the fact that foreign officials have perceived it, discussed it internally and put it on the record just makes clear what i think anybody on this side of the ocean knew from watching the situation, which is any time he needs to rile up his base, the president of the united states goes back to bash his predecessor. he does it again on health care, he does it on trade deals, he does it on this nuclear deal, diplomacy, anything you can think of. things like bashing obamacare, saying it has to go, there's no follow-up. that's the point here as well. >> errol, great to see you this
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morning. >> thanks. a tough day for serena williams at wimbledon. >> reporter: serena williams misses her chance to make history at wimbledon, but find out what strong message she had for the doubters after her match.
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so, tough day for serena williams at with him. she lost pretty badly but she has something to say now. >> christina mcfarland was there. she's joining us. what do we know about what went wrong for serena? >> reporter: that's a good question, martin. serena williams was looking to equal the all-time record for the third straight final in a row and silence the critics who doubted her since she made her return from childbirth, but it seems the magnitude of the moment appeared to overwhelm her. she was nervous out there on court at times. she never really mentally settled throughout this game and hit too many unforced errors, 26, compared to simona halep,
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three. halep had the match of her life and afterwards serena will yalz was asked about comments from billie jean king saying serena was trying to do too much, be a celebrity, a mother and fight for equality all at the same time. here's what serena said to that. >> the day i stop fighting for equality for people that look like you and me will be the day i'm in my grave. >> reporter: she shut that down pretty quick. up today we have two more legends of centre court about to go into action. 20-time grand slam champion federer is up against novak djokovic. it will be an epic battle out there later on centre court. >> thank you so much. have a good day. she'll have a good seat, i'm sure.
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