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good morning, america. this morning, california in flames. wildfires in the north and south on the path of destruction. hills ablaze, people fleeing the fires. some dying in their cars. thousands of homes incinerated. >> this entire community has burned to the ground. everything here is gone. >> and now the race to get out of harm's way. >> heavenly father, please help us. >> malibu's million dollar mansions destroyed. celebrities among the victims. >> probably going to sleep in the car tonight. >> team coverage of the fires with conditions not expected to improve any time soon. president trump in paris talking tough to france's president as the fallout from naming his new acting attorney general follows him overseas. ballot battle.
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the fury in florida over the races for governor and senate that look to be headed for a recount with painful memories of those hanging chads. and she's an open book. michelle obama saying she will never forgive president trump for his support of the birther movement. president trump's response ahead of our robin roberts' exclusive sit-down with the former first lady. and thanks for joining us on this busy saturday morning. we begin with that breaking news. a state of emergency in california as deadly fires explode across the state. president trump ordering federal assistance to help with the disaster. >> here's what we know right now. at least nine people are confirmed dead in northern california where fast-moving flames wiped out an entire town. more than 6,000 homes have been destroyed there. the fire now called the most
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destructive wildfire in the history of california. in southern california two major fires forcing the mandatory evacuations of more than 200,000 people including the entire city of malibu. >> we have team coverage on the ground. let's begin with abc senior meteorologist rob marciano in malibu and the weather conditions fueling those flames. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, eva. the weather conditions are not good. as you very well know, malibu, a beautiful spot, one of the most beautiful in the country, but now it is up in flames. we are at the pepperdine university campus overlooking the pacific ocean. you can see behind me flames just to the west and north of this campus, which has not been evacuated. over 3,000 students and faculty remain on this campus, so there is a furious effort to knock out the flames. they're actually using a fire hydrant on the center of this lawn to fuel up these choppers
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and they're coming in one after another to make night drops, something they don't usually do but it tells you how urgent the situation has become. the woolsey fire now over 30,000 acres burned. for more on that let's get to matt gutman who is live for us this morning. matt. >> reporter: rob, those firefighters are so stretched they can't even get to fires like this. this is a multimillion dollar home south of calabasas where we are right now. in fact, this entire neighborhood has been obliterated. all the mountains around here are scorched and not a firefighter in site. that's how stretched they are across southern california this morning. i want you to just take a quick look at this house. that's actually the main part of this home. there's a tennis court over there, and this is just the garage. this is all that's left to burn in this particular home here. overnight those fires ousting hundreds of thousands of residents from their homes. >> report of three people trapped in a house. >> people trapped in cars. there might be some injuries. >> reporter: a line of fires in southern california turning homes to cinders racing across
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the landscape faster than firefighters can contain them. residents like rebecca hackett desperate to outrun the flames filming on instagram as embers pelted her car. >> please, god, please let me out. i was really scared earlier. i was in shock. i definitely thought i was going to die. i thought i'm not going to make it out, but i just kept driving because i didn't know what else to do. >> reporter: earlier officials ordering residents to evacuate in advance of the fires. >> mandatory evacuation of this area. >> reporter: so much chaos that pepperdine university apparently given mixed messages leaving 3,500 students in the fire zone. >> to get some blankets. >> reporter: all of them are okay this morning. but the aftermath here is apocalyptic. the woolsey and hill fires have grown to 40,000 acres in ventura and los angeles counties. >> we are fairly certain it's gone. we stayed long enough to see the flames almost encircle the house.
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>> chaos. fire engines everywhere. the houses near me were burning. embers were flowing all across my house. >> reporter: fires forcing evacuations of star-studded neighborhoods like malibu and calabasas. with many celebrities posting to their social media accounts with their status like caitlyn jenner on instagram friday posting to her 9 million followers after news that her malibu home likely burned down in the fire. >> don't know if the house made it or not. >> reporter: and president trump criticizing containment of the fires tweeting there is no reason for these massive deadly and costly forest fires in california except that forest management is so poor. and, again, rob, you get a sense of what firefighters are going through. the heat coming off of just this garage burning right now and what's left of this house is absolutely intense. now, where you are, you're probably seeing a lot of police cruisers, a lot of firefighters but they can't be everywhere at once and one of the problems that we are encountering and
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firefighters as well is that they haven't been able to count the numbers of homes destroyed and damaged. there are just so many of them to go through. they'll probably get to those numbers later today, and you can tell how dangerous some of these situations are, rob. >> absolutely, matt. as you'd imagine, it is a frantic effort right now just to protect structures as we're seeing here on the campus of pepperdine university. this is a statewide event, though, and it's been going on for days, and it started in northern california with the largest, most destructive fire with at least nine people dying in the camp fire. live for us this morning in paradise, california, is will carr. good morning, will. >> reporter: rob, there is a thick blanket of smoke across this area this morning as homes are still smoldering. a handful of those people who died in this fire were actually inside of their cars trying to race to safety, but it all just happened too fast. this is now the most destructive fire ever in california history
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as this community has been reduced to rubble. this morning, the death toll rising at the camp fire. >> we now can confirm a total of nine fatalities. >> reporter: the blaze ripping through 90,000 acres of land destroying more than 6,000 homes in just a few hours. we're in a neighborhood surrounded by flames. you can see flames shooting out of the roof of this home and then check out this tree right here. you have flames shooting hundreds of feet up into the air. this entire community is burned to the ground. everything here is gone. >> we're just hoping right now that our home is going to be okay. you know how sometimes there's a home that is okay. we're hoping that that home is ours. >> we're about 95% sure our house is gone. >> reporter: this weekend large parts of the community looked like a bomb exploded leaving only rubble and heartbreak behind. >> it's devastated. we're grateful that we got
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people out as quickly as we did yesterday, but we have a lot to do to rebuild. >> reporter: 27,000 residents still under an evacuation order after many raced to safety. roads surrounded by hellish flames. it was pure chaos when the fire swept through this area. you can see this car crashed. some drivers simply jumped out and ran for it. we have seen miles upon miles of charred cars. nearly 25,000 without power in butte county up north and close to 20,000 more powerless in southern california. parts of paradise now look more like a wasteland, cars incinerated, homes destroyed and animals helplessly roaming the streets including this dog burned and confused. a highway patrolman stopping to help. unbelievably that highway patrolman lost his home in this fire, but he's still out there making a difference. as for the cause of this fire, the local utility company said they had a problem with a power line right before the fire broke out, but the official cause is still under investigation. rob.
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>> all right, will, just a heartbreaking scene up there in paradise, california. and i can tell you this, the weather is not much more encouraging with winds of 50, 60 miles an hour. you just can't fight those flames, and we'll get a bit of a lull today, but the offshore flow will continue and look at the santa anas. we'll see basically a resurgence after today. today the winds hopefully and the flames will die down a little bit. we've got red flag warnings from southern california through northern california, and then tomorrow after a bit of a lull today we'll ramp up again tomorrow into monday. so, eva, it looks like no rain, by the way, for at least a week so weather is not going to help at all, eva. >> the president blaming the forestry service. it seems like these fires are getting worse every year. is it climate change? what's the deal with all this? >> well, look, this summer we saw excessive heat waves and drought in some cases, and you can link a little bit of that to climate change, but this is the
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santa ana season so this is not unusual to get winds blowing flames like this, and this is a dry season as well, so unfortunately i don't want to say they're used to this. this is in some parts the worst in california history, but they are getting worse, eva, and it's discouraging for sure. >> absolutely. rob, thank you. and those first responders, to hear that some of them lose their homes as well and they continue to go out and help people. >> it's incredible. >> amazing. really is. we want to shift gears and turning now to president trump who is celebrating the 100th anniversary to the end of world war i this weekend in france. >> the president firing off on several domestic issues before leaving and hours later lashing out at french president emmanuel macron as he arrived in paris. that's where abc's senior national correspondent terry moran is this morning. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, guys. on a rainy day in paris, a rainy and windy day, president trump here for that solemn occasion joining leaders from across europe and the world in commemorating the end of world war i, but his battles on the
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home front are never very far away. ♪ this morning, a french fanfare greeting president trump as he arrived at the grand elysee palace in paris to meet with french president emmanuel macron. their world famous bromance perhaps a bit chillier now after trump blasted macron in a tweet about military spending as soon as he landed in france, but they were all smiles this morning. the president is here with other world leaders for solemn commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of world war i, but the fallout from his naming of his staunch loyalist matt whitaker to be new acting attorney general has followed him here. yesterday before he left washington, trump told reporters he doesn't even know the man. >> mr. president, what do you say to all the criticism of matt whitaker and the calls for him to recuse himself given what he's said about the russia investigation? >> well, matt whitaker, i don't know matt whitaker. matt whitaker works for jeff sessions, and he was always extremely highly thought of, and he still is, but i didn't know
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matt whitaker. >> reporter: but listen to what the president said just last month. >> well, i never talk about that but i can tell you matt whitaker is a great guy. i mean, i know matt whitaker. >> reporter: but friday the opposite. >> have you talked to matt whitaker at all about the mueller investigation? >> i didn't speak to matt whitaker. i don't know matt whitaker. >> reporter: whitaker has visited the oval office several times and he is now under fire on multiple fronts including for his strong criticism of the mueller probe, which he now oversees. >> the truth is there was no collusion with the russians and the trump campaign. >> reporter: now, when jeff sessions was attorney general and he recused himself from the mueller probe, it's because he was a potential witness. he was personally involved in some of the events. whether matt whitaker's expression of a personal viewpoint on the mueller probe would require recusal is an open question, but some democrats for sure are calling for it, guys. >> and also raising questions about whether his appointment was constitutional in the first place. terry, thank you very much.
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terry moran reporting in from paris this morning. meanwhile, back here at home it is deja vu all over again in florida where the president and his team are bracing for recounts in key senate and gubernatorial races in the sunshine state. >> with a recount all but certain, the issue of uncounted ballots heading to court and abc's victor oquendo is in lauderhill with the latest. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, eva and dan. there are still votes to be counted here at broward county election headquarters, but they won't say how many. the clock is ticking. all counties have by noon today to submit their vote totals. in the senate race both candidates have filed lawsuits and senator bill nelson is asking for all votes cast by mail or with signature mismatches to be counted as valid votes. this battle is far from over. fury in florida. accusations of voter fraud, voter suppression and abuse of power. >> we're not going to let these liberal activists from all over the country come down here and say, oh, we're going to steal this election.
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>> reporter: republican governor rick scott ran for senate this year and thought he won. not so fast. officials in the democratic strongholds of palm beach and broward counties still counting votes, and this morning fewer than 15,000 separate scott from democratic senator bill nelson. that number apparently shrinking, and a recount seems imminent. >> we believe when every legal ballot is counted, we'll win this election. >> reporter: governor scott suing state election officials, a federal judge ruling those officials must disclose how many ballots are outstanding and yet to be counted. >> in broward after election night, they came up with 78,000 more votes. we still don't have the information on it. >> reporter: here painful memories of 2000, those hanging chads. >> what's going on in florida is a disgrace. if you look at broward county, they have had a horrible history and all of a sudden they're finding votes out of nowhere. [ chanting "free and fair elections" ] >> reporter: protesters swarming
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the broward county election headquarters friday. >> it appears to be that people are searching for votes until they get the results that they want. that can't be. that's not a democracy. >> they got votes that's never been counted. that's the problem. >> reporter: and simply put, that's all you guys want. >> that's all. just count the votes. that's all we need. i'll go home and i can sleep better. >> reporter: it's not just the senate race in question where the numbers stand now. the governor's race, even the agriculture commission race all likely headed for recounts in florida. if the margin of victory is less than half a percentage point, it triggers an automatic recount. dan. >> it's amazing, victor. thank you very much. let's bring in somebody for whom this whole story brings back incredibly fond memories, abc news chief political analyst matthew dowd who worked for george w. bush in the year 2000. you have a mug, a commemorative mug. >> victory the day after which wevered was way premature because it took 31 more days of recounts in florida. >> so here we are again.
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>> ptsd, thank you. >> so, you know, we've got a lot of people on the right saying that there's something fishy going on here. you keep finding these new ballots. what's going on? do you smell something fishy? >> there's been no evidence that there's been a problem in here and i think there's a difference between fraud and incompetence. there's definitely incompetence on election night all over the country, but let me give you a stat, in 2016, after election day was over, the day after election day, there were still 10 million ballots to be counted around the country. my estimate as of today around the country there are 4 million or 5 million ballots to be counted, california, arizona, where there's close races going on. so this is not unusual that ballots are counted, but florida is so, as you referenced, so specific that everybody -- it brings back everybody's memories of what they had. they just count the ballots, i think that's ultimately what will happen. >> the president in france this morning. he's not feeling the love for the french president emmanuel macron who gave a speech saying
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that here we are commemorating the end of world war i, we got into this conflict in the first place, according to macron, because of nationalism. that's what led to world war i, he says. do you think that comment is provoking some reflection for president trump who describes himself as a nationalist? >> well, i would hope so. i mean 20 million -- nearly 20 million people died in that war, and i would hope he would reflect on that. there's a famous poem that in flanders field the poppies blow between the crosses row on row, and you would think he would take time to reflect on that. world war i, most people think world war i was caused by rampant nationalism around the world, xenophobia, fear of foreigners and military buildups, all of which we seem to be involved in today, and so i hope the president as he watches that and sees that, this causes him to reflect on it. >> one more question on the president. we saw in terry's piece before the president left for france, he was asked about his acting attorney general matthew whitaker, and he said, i don't know him even though there's some evidence that he does know
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him. does this distancing kind of spell perhaps the end for mr. whitaker? >> well, we've seen a lot of evidence that the president is not necessarily rooted in loyalty to people who work for him. i think that matthew whitaker has a number of problems. first, was this a constitutional appointment of him in the first place because he never got advise and consent by the senate and, two, there's a ton of things, evidence that can he be objective and run the mueller probe and can he oversee that when after everything he said about it negatively about it, so i think it's a real question whether or not he's going to survive the next ten days or two weeks. >> matthew dowd, thank you very much. don't break that mug. it's historical. >> i know. i hope we're not here 30 days from here having the same conversation. eciatet. when i wadapeople share the rdecou, yott on't kw ha a good thing. >> somebody give him a hug. all right. it's great to see you in person. >> thank you. we do want to shift gears and go back out to rob marciano
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malibu covering the destructive wildfires there but, rob, other >> yeah, that's right, whit. some cold air moving into the eastern half of the country. that actually is related and exacerbates at times the santa anas that are blowing here, so the snow we're seeing outside of erie, pennsylvania, look at this video of that. lake-effect season now in tow with cold air coming in off the great lakes and the radar showing that. we'll see more of that today and really tomorrow as well. cold air driving down into much of the eastern half of the country. this morning an arctic blast with windchills that are into the teens and single numbers. look at chicago, my goodness, and this is all kind of pouring farther to the east and south so not a gothat kind of gets e for us out in california. good saturday morning.
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check out the haze and smoke from san francisco. right now no wind at all. we expect the wind to shift to an offshore component and bring high fire danger this we could. gusty winds in the north bay mountains and east bay valley smoky sky, poor air quality spare the air alert and no rain the next seven days. the berrer of bad news with 70 malibu, of course, home to a lot of hollywood celebrities and some of them have fell victim to this fire. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. guys, back over to you. >> breaking more records. rob marciano, we'll check back with you later in the show. thanks so much. some of the other headlines we're following, the faa investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated while on the job leaving baffled pilots stranded in the air at mccarran international airport in las vegas this past wednesday. investigators say the worker was alone while another controller was on break.
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they say she seemed normal when she began her shift but her speech became inintelligible before she fell silent. >> i'm sorry, frontier. [ unintelligible ] >> now, the woman has been put on administrative leave. the nebraska cornhuskers football team took advantage of a light snowfall to add a new move to their workout. take a look. the team decided to make snow angels. the head coach saying some of the team members had never seen snow. so they decided to have some fun. it's awfully early for snow. >> they've never seen snow in nebraska? well, i guess, okay. >> they're not from nebraska. they just go there to play football. >> a lot of that ahead for sure. >> so depressing to think about. >> yeah. >> nobody wants to think about it. coming up on "gma" this morning, changing subjects, chilly new details about the deadly mass shooting at a california bar. the social media post the alleged gunman sent as he opened fire. plus, president trump responding after first lady michelle obama in a new memoir
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health care so far more than $11,000 of the $20,000 has been raised. turning to the weather now with our meteorologist lisa argen. it's so still out there from the east bay hills. no wind at all. we have a spare the air alert. poor air quality, freezing temperatures in the north bay through 9:00. in morgan hill pl 40 in oakland. the exploratorium camera can you see the smoky sky out there. 27 in santa rosa. 31 in napa. cold in the north bay. red flag wagener. >> thank you,
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and welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. happening right now, a state of emergency in california as deadly fires explode across the state in southern california. two major fires forcing the mandatory evacuations of more than 200,000 people including the entire city of malibu, and up in northern california, at least nine people now confirmed dead after fast-moving flames wiped out an entire town. more than 6,000 homes there destroyed. the wildfire in southern california burning just miles from that mass shooting at a country music dance bar. first responders going from one tragedy to the next. >> thare alleged gunman's social media postings during the attack. abc's marci gonzalez joins us from thousand oaks, california, with more on that. marci, good morning.
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>> reporter: whit, eva, good morning. you mentioned just how close that far was. we can smell the smoke still here at the scene. you can see it's still blocked off as investigators now focus on piecing together second by second how this tragedy unfolded. this morning investigators reviewing evidence they say is giving them new, disturbing insight into the mind of a mass shooter. [ gunfire ] sources say the gunman who killed 12 people here at the borderline bar and grill in southern california wednesday night paused between gunshots to text or post on social media. at 11:24 p.m. just minutes after shooting employees at the front door, he reportedly wrote, i just thought life is boring, so why not. investigators say they believe foement had arrid and egan waited by the front door, immediately shooting sergeant rob helus when he walked in. a friend who served with the gunman in the marines says he
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may have suffered from ptsd. >> something changed in those years of being in the marines as far as i could tell. >> reporter: one of the killer's social media posts at 11:27 p.m. reading, the only thing you people do after these shootings is hopes and prayers or keep you in my thoughts every time and wonder why these keep happening. all 12 victims now identified and overnight survivors, some who watched their friends die here, emotionally returned to the scene. >> i don't even want to go near it at all. it's just like so scary and like i'm like shaking thinking about it and like holding in tears and like it's just so much to think about. >> reporter: they were here hoping to pick up their vehicles that were still in the parking lot, and we're now learning that the funerals for the victims may be delayed because of those fires burning nearby. dan, eva, back to you. >> just can't get more awful. >> yeah, thanks, marci. we want to go back to our top story, the massive and
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deadly wildfires devastating towns in northern and southern california and forcing thousands of people from their homes. >> that includes several celebrities who had to scramble to escape the flames, and rob is following that angle. rob, good morning again. >> hey, good morning, dan. as you know, malibu is home to hollywood's rich and famous with multimillion dollar mansions here, but it doesn't matter how much money you have or how much fame you have, it doesn't protect you from the fury of these flames. famous faces joining the tens of thousands of californians that are just trying to get out of harm's way. overnight, the fast-moving woolsey fire forcing celebrities to join the thousands of southern california residents fleeing the flames. stars like alyssa milano, lady gaga and kim kardashian taking to social media documenting their experience. >> they are evacuating everyone right now from all of our homes. >> reporter: kim k. taking this video of calabasas saying her property in hidden hills was
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impacted by the fire and adding, i just pray the winds are in our favor, god is good. i'm just praying everyone is safe. caitlyn jenner posting this with video with sophia hutchins from a safe house reassuring fans they're okay. >> we're safe and sound. >> that is very scary. >> reporter: actor will smith climbing to higher ground to show how close the fire is to his home. >> the smoke is really close now and for the first time i can see fire. >> reporter: charlie sheen taking to twitter to search for his parents, martin and janet sheen, who live in zuma beach in malibu. sheen tweeting, if anyone has eyes on them, please let me know. hours later, relief. his father speaking with fox station kttv. >> emilio, ramon, renee, charlie, we're fine. we're at zuma beach. we're probably going to sleep in the car tonight. >> reporter: actress suzanne somers sharing this photo of her malibu neighborhood up in smoke. and the iconic mansion from the
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hit abc show "the bachelor" also in the path of the fire. amid reports the lower part of the house was scorched the network's reality chief rob mills tweeted the house is in grave danger. the fire also destroying the set of abc's "west world." they're trying to protect the homes of celebrities but tens of thousands of everyday people that are dealing with this horrific nightmare of these flames. fire hydrant there. that chopper loading up making more dumps around pepperdine university, which still has not evacuated, and the flames surround this campus right now. i want you to look at the smoke from these fires both north and south taken from this high resolution satellite picture, and you can just see how dense it is, how hot these fires are burning, and it's not going to quit any time soon because the winds are still offshore. the santa ana event is still in place although today may be
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the day to make some progress with winds a little bit lighter, but things do crank up tomorrow into monday, so the situation weatherwise is not getting much better. good saturday morning. i'm lisa argen. the view from mount tam not good with the smoke and haze. temperatures are cold. our frost advisory expiring in the north bay at this weather report is sponsored by carmax. i'll toss it across the country to you guys. >> rob, thank you so much for your excellent reporting. this morning i keep thinking with how these fires getting more intense seemlying every year people will have to rethink how to adapt and learn how to live their lives. >> the past most 20 destructive fires, half of them happened in the last five years. coming up on "gma," president trump counterpunching addressing comments made by the former first lady michelle obama
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welcome back to "gma." donald trump is responding to comments made by michelle obama, the former first lady explaining why she'll never forgive the president and now he's got something to say about it. >> our motto is when they go low, we go high. >> reporter: michelle obama opening up in her new book, "becoming," talking about the toll elections took on her personally saying she will never forgive president trump for his birther comments about her husband. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? >> reporter: the so-called birther movement accusing then president obama of lying about his united states citizenship becoming a key part of trump's early foray into politics, but the former first lady confessing she worried that trump's campaign trail comments could endanger her family. >> what if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to washington? what if that person went looking for our girls?
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donald trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family's safety at risk, and for this, i'd never forgive him. >> reporter: the president firing back first suggesting the former first lady's words were financially motivated. >> michelle obama said that that. i haven't seen it. i guess she wrote a book. she got paid a lot of money to write a book. >> reporter: then pivoting to her husband, former president barack obama. >> i'll give you a little controversy back. i'll never forgive him for what he did to our united states military by not funding it properly. >> reporter: now michelle obama's publicity tour for "becoming" begins monday in chicago. a lot of people talking about this. >> the exclusive sit-down with robin roberts which you can see, it's a "20/20" special called "becoming michelle: a first lady's journey" with robin roberts tomorrow at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on abc. and coming up on "gma," a little girl saved from possible
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>> my daughter called me in tears crying upset. she told me that some guy tried to take her. >> reporter: the 10-year-old walking with a friend near a park when a man driving a white suv allegedly pulled up next to them telling the girl her brother had been badly injured in an accident asking her to get in his car. that's when authorities say she asked him for a code word. when he didn't know it, he took off. >> we actually just came up with it a few months ago, so it was something recent from a story i read that reminded from when i was little and we had a code word. >> reporter: the girl unharmed. the sheriff praising her parents. >> the mother of this child did an awesome job teaching a code word to her child, and that potentially saved that girl's life. >> reporter: her mother hoping her daughter's story will encourage other families to come up with a code word of their own. >> and we just talked about people that can pick you up and people who can't pick you up and in just that crazy emergency, it saved my daughter's life.
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>> reporter: quick thinking little girl there and police are still searching for the suspect. residents say after hearing this little girl's story, they may be implementing a code word at home with their family. it's a good lesson. >> i'm definitely going to be doing this. even in stable situations like after school you have another parent who is picking up your child for a play date or something like that could be very helpful. >> stranger danger. >> yeah. >> erielle, thank you very much. really appreciate it. >> appreciate it. all right. coming up here on "gma," what lady gaga is now revealing about her mental health struggles ahead in "pop news." abouter had mental health struggles ahead in "pop news." because my body can still make its own insulin. i take trulicity once a week to activate my body to release its own insulin, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it works 24/7. it comes in an easy-to-use pen. and i may even lose a little weight. trulicity is an injection to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. don't use it as the first medicine to treat diabetes,
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news" is returning here with lady gaga news. she got really serious at the patron of the art awards held by the s.a.g.-aftra foundation and while accepting her award she recounted what she called her mental health crisis by being overrun by work commitments and revealed it included suicidal ideas and masochi masochistic behaviors. she praised the efforts to bring mental health out of the darkness and had rave reviews for "a star is born" with bradley cooper just releasing this new video for the song "always remember us this way." but one of the reasons why i believe she has such a gigantic star is because she's so vulnerable and not afraid to show the process behind all this. >> that's an act of bravery and really also generosity because so many people suffer from mental health issues, and they don't want to talk about it, and it's in the shadows and when someone of her stature comes out, it's a major service. >> and if you don't go through it, you know someone who has gone through it for short touch, every single o ofer
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do we need proof that j. lo is ageless? no, but here you go anyway. ♪ [ singing in spanish ] >> okay, she's got this new music video with puerto rican rapper bad bunny and as always, looks absolutely amazing. the song is called "te guste," which means you like me. don't tell a-rod. j. lo turns 50 next year. >> i just like the name bad bunny. >> i know. >> yeah, bad bunny. if you're looking for a scary rapper name, bad bunny is -- i don't know. i might have chosen like bad leopard. >> bad bunny on the mind. >> soft and gentle, warm and fuzzy rapper name. >> i like it, okay. >> bad bunny. >> it's working for j. lo. >> it's working for him. he's part of the fountain of youth. >> exactly. well, here's an unexpected place for a harry potter reunion, the beach. emma watson posted this photo on instagram and congratulations to tom felton also known as draco
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melfoy and posted this adorable video of them taking a skateboard ride. check it out. >> easy with the wobbling. keep your feet still. >> they are. >> you're not. you're dancing around on the board like a clown. hang on tight. >> i just like their accent. >> i can't understand what they're saying. so, what's going on? >> you're wobbling. >> he doesn't even look like draco anymore. he's all grown up. she still looks the same. >> she is adorable. they're both adorable. it lasted a month. felton hung out with daniel radcliffe performing on broadway. a lot of people giving his show rave reviews. and looks like fans of chip and joanna gaines will be excited. >> yes. >> because they're going to be able to watch more of them on tv. this is way bigger than anything they've done before. if you can imagine it, yes, they just had their fifth child. the "fixer upper" stars say they are in talks to get their own network. the couple ended their hit hgtv series last year saying they wanted to focus on family and their business but now excitement is off the charts. they're going to hit the airwaves but it's going to be
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people freaked out when they went off tv for a little bit. >> i watched them on the reruns. >> oh, yeah. >> it's only been seven months but now they're taking over the world. >> tomorrow we'll have new rap names, bad gerbil, bad wallowby. names, bad gerbil, bad wallowby. good morning, everyone. i'm chris nice. . monday night football could be in jeopardy if the air kault don't kprof in the south bay. leaping officials will likely died tomorrow whether to move the location of monday's game between the 49ers and giants to another location. right now it's expected to go on as scheduled at levi stadium. smoke from the campfire forced
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the team to change practice hours yesterday. you can watch the niners take on eli manning on the giants monday night here on abc 7 at 5:00 p.m. happening today in san francisco, it's the world's largest event raising money and awareness for alds heim erps care support and research. the walk to end alzheimer's is held everyier in more than 600 communities throughout the country. today's walk starts at 9:30 this morning at at&t park. our meteorology mike nicco will be there with the news team. there is time to register if you haven't already. the event starts at 8:00. turning to our meteorology lisa argen with the weather. still another hour for a frost advisory. the north bay valleys, friends up there experiencing some very freezing cold temperatures. here is the view from the golden gate bridge where you can see the haze, smoke, poor air quality. sfriz at 49. freezing in morgan hill. winds turning offshore and look at that view.
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just horrible out there with a spare the air alert. 29 santa rosa. 33 in napa. novato freezing at 28. 38 in vacaville. and the red flag warning raert on today but look how cold this morning. >> up next fiefrpts make wildfie burning in butte county. we have the latest. plus president trump's new threat over federal funding for
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>> announcer: good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> announcer: this is abc 7 mornings. >> it's saturday, november 10th. good morning and thank you for waking up with us i'm chris nguyen. let's start with the look at the accuweather forecast. here our meteorologist lisa argen tracking live doppler 7 for us. we are still under the stagnant air mass. a dome much high pressure pushing to the north. live doppler 7 showing fudge fog. visibility less than two miles in concord as well as livermore due to the haze and smoke and upper levels of atmosphere. the frost advisory for pet lump and sand rafael going for another hours where temperatures bottom out below freezing. 43 in oakland and san jose. with 32 in morgan hill. at the boech, 51 in santa cruz. so that smoke ob securing the sun. it's chilly, even cooler this afternoon with 60s and 70s. a spare the

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