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patrick mahomes, three touchdown passes, clyde edwards, great debut, 138 yards. chiefs cruise to a 34-20 win over the texans. and this is the first game since the pandemic started. they had about 16,000 fans here at arrowhead. it seats 76,000. they were really spread out. i spoke to some of those fans. they all said they felt safe, felt like they could have packed in more fans safely into the stadium. the chiefs, one of two teams along with the jaguars this opening week that are going to have fans in the stands. >> best to be safe. andy scholes, glad you were there. glad you got a chance to see it. thanks so much for being with us. "new day" continues right now. >> i didn't lie. what i said is, we have to be calm. >> one day after bombshell recordings reveal the president intentionally downplayed the covid-19 threat, trump is claiming it was all about keeping americans from panicking. >> bob woodward, he didn't think it was bad, and he said he didn't think it was bad. >> you're the president. you don't get to spin woodward.
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>> a new poll shows the majority of americans believe political pressure will impact the approval of a vaccine. >> it is moving forward at a pace that the world has never seen, but i will say, not in a fashion that allows cutting corners. >> it's a race against this virus and it's a race to save lives. >> reporter: this is "new day," with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." and this morning, one of the trump administration's leading scientists expressing concern over the president's actions. this was a packed trump rally last night in michigan. you can see people mask free, standing shoulder to shoulder and talking. the director of the national institutes of health, frances collins, says he was puzzled and disheartened by these images. this is the 16th rally the president has held since he told bob woodward that the coronavirus is airborne and five times deadlier than the flu.
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and then he misled the american people about that. >> and look, michigan is one of 16 states where deaths are rising this morning. the cdc overnight issued a new warning that 20,000 more people could die in the next three weeks. dr. anthony fauci is warning americans that the fall and winter will not be easy. he said, we need to hunker down. colleges and schools across the country, we're talking about campus after campus at this point dealing with new outbreaks, many are linked to parties. there are some reports that students are going to parties knowing that they're positive for coronavirus. at least three teachers in three states have died in recent weeks, including this 28-year-old third grade teacher, demi bannister, we'll speak to a friend of hers later this hour. also, today is september 11th. it's been 19 years since the terror attacks and we are remembering those who are lost. >> let's bring in dr. reiner
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with george washington university and cnn political analyst, david gregory. great to see both of you. dr. reiner, when we used to watch these trump rallies, it seemed sort of confusing, maybe reckless. now, now light of knowing that on february 7th, all of those months ago, president trump knew that the virus is airborne and five times as deadly as the seasonal flu, now watching these rallies, i don't know. it takes on a sort of more sinister light that he's doing it while knowing all of that. what do you see in last night's rally? >> criminal endangerment. that's what i see. you know, when you listen to the woodward tapes, what's clear is that the president knew with exquisite detail, with surprising detail, in the beginning of february, exactly how this virus worked, how it was transmitted, and how lethal it was. yet, he still held rallies, he
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still doubted the severity of the disease, and he basically cast doubt on measures like mask wearing that would prevent its transmission. do you think herman cain would have gone to his rally in tulsa if he knew what the president knew? and i'm wondering, when i look at the pictures last night from his rally last night in michigan, i'm wondering, how many people went to that rally and said to their spouse or significant other, look, he wouldn't hold this rally if it wasn't safe. it's safe for us to go. >> dr. reiner, we actually happen to have some sound from people at that rally who did tell us why they were there. and i think you will find it to be almost exactly what you predicted. so let's listen. >> why are you guys not wearing masks? >> i have one with me. it's my prerogative. >> but why not wear one to stay safe? >> i have a hard time
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understanding people when they talk. so that's why i don't wear it. >> but you can hear me right now? >> i can hear you. >> sir, why are you not wearing your mask? >> because there's no covid. it's a fake pandemic, created to destroy the united states of america. >> but the president said to bob woodward that there is a virus, the coronavirus, and that it is deadly. >> that's his opinion. the truth is is that the cdc said there's only less than 10,000 people die from covid. the over 190,000 have 2.6 or 2.8 other mordalities. >> does it worry you at all to be in this space with -- >> i'm not afraid. the good lord takes care of me. if i die, i die. we've got to get this country moving. what are you going to do? wear masks and stay inside for another year? huh? where'll that get us? >> what are you going to do? wear masks? where will that get us? david gregory, interesting to
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hear that after what dr. reiner just said. >> yeah, it's so unfortunate. you know, and unfortunately, there's going to be people around the country who are willfully misinformed and who are going to make some kind of political statement by not wearing masks. you know, you mentioned colleges and universities and what we're seeing on some of them. i was on a couple of college campuses, touring around on the periphery over the weekend. and i just feel like all you need to know is what we're seeing on some of these college campuses. if you go to those campuses and you go inside and you don't follow rules, as unfortunately a lot of young people don't, because they feel like they're immune, there's going to be an outbreak. it shows you the prevalence of the virus, especially in indoor, confined spaces. so a rally, then, is also going to be dangerous. even if it's outside when you have that many people in that close proximity. and even if a lot of those people, this didn't come up in those interviews say, well, wait a minute, what about the black
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lives matter protests? well, many of those protests, most of them, had people wearing masks, if they felt it was important enough to be outside and to congregate, which is generally something in close proximity, even outside, that you don't want to do. >> well, i think that there is a nexus, actually, between what we saw last night at the rally and what we're seeing on college campuses. dr. reiner, how do you tell teenagers that they have to behave, you know, be really disciplined, when, of course, they watch the news, they see people shoulder to shoulder, thousands of people, together at the rallies. i mean, it is a mixed message. >> so, how do you teach your children? you model the behavior you want your children to adopt, right? that's parenting. that's -- and on a national level, that's leadership. so if you want the public to model behavior, you should model the behavior. except, the president has done
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exactly the opposite. he's known the severity of the disease, he's known from the beginning how it's transmitted. and yet he's not modeled that behavior. so, imagine an alternative reality where the president did model that behavior and most of the people who hang on every word that he says are wearing maga masks for the last six months, right? we would have about 25% of the mortality that we have now. so about 150,000 lives would have been saved. he chose to do the opposite knowing full well what the stakes were. and i don't know, is there a better term than criminal endangerment for that? >> and again, i just want to -- go ahead, david. >> i was just going to say, as a parent of teenagers, i think, you know, modeling behavior is important, but it doesn't always work. and i do think that the minds of teenagers or kids going off to college gives us some insight into other people, as well. which is, there's a willful disregard of what they're being
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told is the right information. and we're seeing that throughout society. so i agree with the doctor's point, which is that if we had people who en masse were following these rules and if they were being told by the president who is a political candidate out there is saying, hey, let's gather, it's important, but you've got to do it safely, that's what we're missing. and so people feel more emboldened to say, well, there's some subjectivity in all of this. you know, does it make sense >> you know, i was watching football last night as a lot of other americans were, and my son came down, he said, why are the players not wearing masks and all of these guys on the sidelines are, and i tried to explain it, saying, well, look at their proximity, but the players had that proximity, too, but it's not realistic for them to play and wear masks. i don't think it's a question of going to a rally standing shoulder to shoulder with people and not wear a mask.
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>> and it's in direct contradiction to what the leading government scientists are saying. so while the president was at that rally, the director of the nih was on cnn saying he was puzzled and disheartened by it. directly contradictory. one of the things the president keeps saying now, dr. reiner, is that we've turned a corner. we've turned a corner somehow in the battle against this pandemic. and dr. anthony fauci, who is, at this point, i think, incredibly careful about how he phrases things. he was at an event with harvard yesterday, where he made clear he doesn't think we've turned any corner. in fact, he thinks we are at potentially a dangerous place as we head into the fall and winter. liste listen. >> we've now come down a bit to about 25, 35, and some days up to 50,000 cases a day. still, an extraordinarily unacceptable baseline if you're
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thinking of entering into the economy and soon winter season. >> unacceptable baseline, according to him, we haven't turned any corner. >> right, we haven't. and stubbornly, looking all summer long, the case count has been pegged at about 40,000 cases per day. you know, plus or minus a few thousand. and with a crude case fatality rate of about 3%, that equates to about 1,200 deaths per day. that's where we are. we've plateaued at about 40,000 cases and about 1,200 deaths per day, which is why when you do the math going out towards the first of the year, which is why we get to, you know, almost another 100,000, 100,000 deaths, we'll exceed the number of soldiers killed in world war ii before new year's. we haven't turned the corner,
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but it's part of the president's pattern of trying to minimize this. what he should be saying is exactly what anthony fauci said, which is, look, you know, maybe we're in the fourth or fifth inning, but we have a ways to go. the winter will be hard, but we'll get through it and this is how we're going to do it. instead, the president tweeted yesterday that new york should open its restaurants quicker than it's opening. based on what data? why is he saying that? because he's trying to create this false narrative that the sun is coming up and everything is fine. nothing to worry about. where, in reality, that kind of willful sticking your head in the ground kills people. and he's done this since the beginning. and now we know that with excruciating detail. >> david, last hour, i was telling this personal anecdote of one of my closest friends. she just sent her two boys off to school, one's a freshman, one's, i think, a junior. university of arizona, went last week, he's just tested positive.
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now what? her freshman at university of wisconsin, last night they got a notice, an email that the dorm was going into quarantine from last night at 10:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. september 23rd. they are going to be quarantined in their room, in their dorm, for the next two weeks. her head is exploding, because this is obviously not what she paid for and what she wanted. i'm interested what you said, that you've been touring around on college campuses, you have teenaged kids. are the administrators talking about what the future looks like or their plan for this year? does this come up on college tours? >> yeah, i mean, it certainly comes up. and you talk to college counselors. i mean, i think these campuses are trying to deal with it as best they can, but they're dealing with a population of people who are not paying attention to following the rules. so, you know, i think there's a tendency to say, oh, look at all of these people at trump rallies. it's not just them. young people, generally, and certainly the young people that i know, only take it so
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seriously. they don't want it to interfere with the rest of their social life. and so, it's just not complicated to see what could happen at a college campus. it's a tremendous obstacle for these colleges, for boarding schools. that's another testing ground, if they have the ability to create bubbles and isolate young people, to see if they can get over this hump. and i think it's going to be -- you know, we're watching in realtime here to see if they can get over the initial outbreak, manage it, and somehow level it off. because whether -- you know, dorms, residential halls, any kind of gathering place is going to be the real danger. and i think that when we're watching on television, we have in the president, someone who is behind in the polls and who will do anything to gin up excitement about his campaign to send a message that, hey, let's -- using his own words, let's play down the virus. let's get the country going again, and let's show nucenthusm
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for my campaign. that's what his priority is. >> david gregory, dr. reiner, thank you both for being with us this morning. okay. so microsoft is reporting that they have evidence that russian, chinese, and iranian hackers are all targeting the 2020 election. so we'll talk to a member of the senate intelligence committee about what they're doing about this, next. to severe psoriasis,
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this morning, new concern about russia, also china and iran, targeting the 2020 election, microsoft is now reporting they have detected cyber attacks targeting people and organizations involved in the upcoming presidential election, including unsuccessful attacks on people associated with both the trump and biden campaigns. joining us now, independent senator angus king of maine. he is a member of the senate intelligence committee. senator king, thank you so much for being with us. what can you tell us about this information from microsoft and how does it reconcile or align with what you have learned inside the intelligence committee? >> well, the first thing, john, it's ironic and sort of sad that we're getting this intelligence from microsoft, a private company, and not from our own
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intelligence community. i'm glad microsoft is doing it. i'm glad they're making this information public. that's exactly what should be happening. and the answer is "yes." this is going on. we've known for some time that russia's in the lead. i don't think there's much doubt about that. china and iran are also poking around in our election systems. we're not clear on exactly what their motivations are, but they're following the russian playbook. but the russians are the most active. but the thing that bothers me, john, is that we're getting this information from microsoft and not from the people that we're paying billions of dollars for, to give us information. it really bothers me that the director of national intelligence recently said he's no longer going to personally brief congress between now and the election about election security. that's wrong. that's a dereliction of duty and it's an insult to the american people. >> so, yes, dni, the director of national intelligence, john ratcliffe, said he will no longer brief members of congress
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in person. add that to the information we've received over the last few days from this whistle-blower inside the department of homeland security, brian murphy, who was head of intelligence in homeland security, who says that he had information about russian attacks on the election and was told not to make it public, because it would embarrass the president. you have those two things at once. and my question to you, senator, based on your position, you see things we don't, how much does this administration, does this white house really want to keep russia out of the 2020 elections? a >> that's a really good question and there's no evidence that they do. and you were right to put those two dots together. i re-read the whistle-blower complaint last night, and we have to note, those are allegations, those are unproven, but he's going to be appearing before the house intelligence committee, i think, next week, and basically, he's saying the worst nightmare, my worst nightmare is politicians telling intelligence people what to report and what not to report.
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that leads -- that's a catastrophic scenario, because then the decision makers aren't getting straight information. and his allegations -- and by the way, this is a guy who's a decorated marine, former fbi agent, dedicated to trying to talk to it and tell it straight, and he lists time after time where he was told to downplay this, to not report that, and to actually try to change the numbers in one case. so this is really a concern. and then you go back, connect another dot and go back and read volume 5 of pour intelligence committee report on the russian actions in '16. and the trump campaign, they were acting in parallel. they didn't have an agreement to work together, but each knew what the other was doing. each being the trump campaign and the russians. and that appears to be the case today. the president said publicly about six months ago, if he was offered help by a foreign government, he would take it.
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he'd listen. and that appears to be what's happening. there's no question the russians are active in this campaign and now, our intelligence -- the leader of our intelligence community has basically said, you know, we're not going to tell you what's going on. or we're only going to tell you in writing, which is not adequate, because you can't get at the facts. >> another issue surrounding the country right now, obviously, is the pandemic. overwhelming in some cases. and we now have some information about what the president knew, what he understood, and when. and what he decided to tell or not tell or mislead the american public with. i want to listen to a little bit of the president on tape talking to bob woodward. >> well, i think bob really -- to be honest with you -- >> sure, i want you to be. >> i wanted to always play it down. i still like playing it down, because i don't want to create a panic. >> what does that tell you, senator? when you hear that, what does that tell you? >> when i heard that, number
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one, of course, it's amazing and i don't know how to describe it that a president would be saying one thing in private and another thing in public. but this idea of not creating a panic, what if the president treated hurricane warnings that way? you know, a hurricane is headed for new orleans, but we don't want to create a panic, so we're not going to warn people. so twice as many people get wiped out in the hurricane than would otherwise. that's nonsense. that's not leadership. obviously, you don't want to create a panic. but there are ways -- he said something about jumping up and down. nobody asked him to jump up and down. just tell us the truth. and if he told us the truth in february and march, when he knew -- when he knew how serious this was and how deadly it was, and instead, he's going on tv and saying, it's just like the flu. he told woodward it wasn't just like the flu. at the same time, he was talking about, it's just like the flu. and he's still talking today about how it's going to pass. we've turned the corner. it reminds me of the light at
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the end of the tunnel. and we're still losing a thousand people a day and 40,000 new cases a day. so, yeah, you know, this business about not creating a panic, i think the reality is, he didn't want to create a panic in the stock market. but, to not warn the people and tell them straight what was going on and it's continuing right up to the day. but what we learned from woodward changed it from simply incompetence to really mendacity. it was -- he was deliberately misleading the people. and that's inexcusable. >> look, the president likes to compare himself to winston churchill. maybe a more apt comparison, at least, on trying to make it look like everything's okay was neville chamberlin, declaring there was peace in our time, the president declared we turned the corner. i do want to ask you, there's a lot of talk, obviously, about law enforcement around the country. and we have heard from cities and city councils around the country about defunding or changing funding for police departments and the president has seized on this. but you, i know, look at it another way when it comes to
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funding police and who isn't doing so. how so? >> well, you know, yesterday, the -- mitch mcconnell put a bill on the senate floor that was wholly inadequate. but one of the ways it was inadequate was, it didn't provide any assistance whatsoever to states and cities and communities who are struggling with enormous, number one, additional expenditures, but also revenue losses. they've got to cut their budgets. they can't write checks like the federal government. they can't borrow for operational costs. and so the net result is, a cut in first responder positions. the irony is, it was mitch mcconnell -- it's mitch mcconnell and his republican colleagues who are defunding the police, literally! because police forces across the country are having to cut back. they're having to furlough people -- i read just this morning that i think it was new york, one of the cities is having to cancel a whole new class of police recruits, because they don't have the money to pay them. and this is just a
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straightforward reality, so the irony is, they're trying to use this defund the police thing against joe biden when what's happening is the police are being defunded, as a matter of fact, because of the failure of the administration and mitch mcconnell and his colleagues in the senate to put a bill on the floor that will provide some support to the police and the first responders and the fire department. so, that was what was really, i thought, shocking and disappointing about what happened yesterday. >> and obviously, given that it is september 11th today, i think the idea of supporting first responders on all of our minds. senator angus king, always a pleasure to have you on. thanks so much. >> thanks, john. so as more schools resume classes this fall, the focus is not only on students, but teachers as well. coming up, we're going to remember a young woman who died of coronavirus just days into the new school year.
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nearly 192,000 americans have died from coronavirus, including at least three teachers in just the past three
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weeks. that includes third grade teacher, 28-year-old demetria bannister. she was known as her elementary school's songbird. here's just one example. ♪ on a cloudy days ♪ they are long gone away ♪ i feel like i can make it ♪ the storm is over now >> she died from coronavirus just a week into the school year. and only three days after she was diagnosed. joining us now, a friend and a colleague of demetrria's, he's the music teacher at windsor university and you two worked together. patricio, i'm so sorry for your loss. she was only 28 years old. can you tell us a little bit about demi, as a friend and as a teacher? >> thank you for having me.
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it's -- demi was just this amazing teacher who was always joyful and she was full of life. and it's just hard to wrap my head around that she is no longer around us. 28 years old with a lot of life to live. and things to give. so it's very hard to grasp that. >> she loved music. i mean, we can see that. we can see her big smile there. these pictures of her are incredible with her family. and so, we have another music clip that i want to play. i think you two collaborated on a music video. so tell us what we're about to see. >> well, demi did this song for our school attendance goal to be early, you know, to be at school at 8:10. so when i heard the songs, i said, demi, this is not enough. let's make a video about it so we can put it in our morning show at windsor elementary. and she was all in, so i recorded her in her classroom
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with her students, and then i made the whole school community participate. and this was a big hit. some of the teachers were even humming the song. they were doing the dance moves. and it was just a joy. and the thing is -- >> yeah, go ahead? >> and the thing is that she wanted to make another video this year for something else. and we were all about it. and of course, you can see how joyful she is and all of her students, as well. >> did you set the lyrics -- did she change the lyrics and change it to "old town road." >> yeah, she decided that was a catchy song at the moment and she changed the lyrics. but i said, demi, this is just -- we need to do a video so the kids can see it, dance it, and it worked! because we had a good improvement in attendance thanks to demi's song. >> oh, my gosh. let's listen to it. let's listen to a clip. >> all right. ♪ on my way to windsor ♪ 'cause i can't get anymore
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♪ i'm on my way to windsor ♪ coming to the school is our number one rule ♪ ♪ make the teachers happy, you can go and ask them ♪ >> that's so good. if i had had that, maybe i wouldn't have been tardy so often. that just really captures that she went above and beyond for her students. and so patricio, do you know how she got sick? do we understand yet while she was diagnosed only three days before she died? unfortunately, we don't know the details. and of course, that's up to the family. but this is serious. covid is serious out there. and when we got the news that she was sick, i thought, well, covid, you know, she's strong, she's young, probably, she will be fine. and three days later, we learned that she passed away and that was just surreal, and just a
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reminder how serious this, you know, virus is. >> you say you can't imagine now going back into the school and having to go back past her classroom. what will that be like? >> i think it will be hard for all of us, for all the teachers and all the faculty and staff. my room, the music room is at the end of the hall where demi's classroom is. and every once in a while, she will see me and she will shout stuff like, what are you doing?! and i'm like, none of your business! things like that. but it will be very hard, especially the way that she set up her classroom and in the video that we just saw, you can see a little glimpse of like a tent in the back, because she set up her classroom like a campground. so imagine being in the classroom, not just a standard configuration of desks and everything, but when they have free time, they will go to the
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tent to have independent reading. sometimes demi will turn the lights off and give the kids flashlights, so they can be like near the campfire, per se, and do some work. so her classroom was always full of joy, always full of music. and that will be the thing that if i walk past her classroom, i will really miss the most. >> what a loss. what a loss of demi bannister. these are exactly the kinds of teachers that keep kids coming back to school and it's such a tragedy that she is lost at the beginning of this year. patricio aravena, thank you very much for sharing all of your wonderful memories of her with us. >> thank you, alisyn, for having me. >> i agree. what a loss. what a loss. but also, how wonderful to have a friend like patricio who can remember like that. and in some ways, she lives on. but you can see the impact she had on the school and the community. >> those kids, what are they going to do? being able to create your own
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songs and do your own dance video, that's what you want in every elementary school. and she went above and beyond. the idea that she was diagnosed and three days later died, it's just such a tragedy. that's demi, as she was called, bannister. we'll be right back. ♪ come on in, we're open. ♪ all we do is hand you the bag. simple. done. we adapt and we change. you know, you just figure it out. we've just been finding a way to keep on pushing.
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so president trump told bob woodward that he knew that coronavirus was five times deadlier than the flu. he knew it was airborne. he knew it was deadly and he knew it months ago. he also knew it last night when he was speaking to a packed rally in michigan. 3,000 people not social distanced, not wearing masks. joining me now is tony schwartz.
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he spent hundreds of hours with donald trump to write "the art of the deal" years ago, and now the new audible, "dealing with the devil: my mother, trump, and me." so you know the president's mind better than many, if not better than most. and i'm just wondering, given now that we've heard him say out loud how deadly he knew coronavirus to be, and he knew it months ago, what do you think was going through his mind last night as he's talking to 3,000 people not wearing masks, cheek-to-jowl there, not socially distanced. what's going through his head? >> well, trump lives in a world of fiction, in his own mind. and i think that it's simply more evidence last night, what he said to woodward, what he said about the military and then the 2,225 other lies he's told, just evidence of the fact that he's a man without empathy or
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without conscience. so what was he thinking when he said that to bob woodward about corona? he was thinking, this will get me advantage. this will, as your previous guest said, this will keep the stock market up. he has no relationship to the truth, except to deny and distort it in virtually everything he says. >> it's so interesting you say that, because there is a quote in the bob woodward book from dni dan coats, which says, quote, to him, a lie is not a lie. it's just what he thinks. he doesn't know the difference between truth and a lie. and what jumped off the page from me is a quote from your own book which is almost identical to what dan coats said. you said, to him, facts are whatever they deemed them to be on any given day, wherever he was challenged, trump simply doubled down on whatever he claimed, even if it was demonstrably false. so in some ways, you saw, or have seen, for decades, what dan
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coats saw in his years in the white house. >> yeah. and i don't want to give myself too much credit, because you only have to spend a half hour with trump to know this about him. but, look, trump's path was to invent a self, and unfortunately, i participated in that 30 years ago, but it was never the truth. and he is actually the living embodiment of fake news. my path, which i describe in this book, was to face the truth. to look after doing that trump book very deeply into myself. the best and worst in myself. and to discover that the worst things that people said about me and that i felt about myself were not only true, they were more true than i could even bare to admit. but they weren't all that was true. and that was a transformative insight for me that allowed me to literally rebuild and transform my life. i may be the only person on
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earth who trump led to the dhar dharma. >> it is interesting, your book, how you note how you yourself were somehow susceptible to donald trump. and it's instructive, the attraction to so many people. i do want to ask you, one of the things people have wondered the last 24 hours is why, why did donald trump agree to talk to bob woodward as much and in the ways that he did. i want to play a little bit of how the president explained it yesterday. listen. >> i did it out of curiosity, because i do have respect and i want to see, i wonder whether or not somebody like that can write good. i don't think he can, but let's see what happens. >> leave aside the grammatical irony of what the president just said, which is rich. actually, don't leave it aside. you're shaking your head there? go ahead. >> because he's so inarticulate, he's so incapable of expressing himself in a thoughtful, reflective way. and of course, what he's saying is so completely absurd. he didn't want to see if bob woodward could do it.
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what kind of test is that? he believed he could best bob woodward. i'll seduce him. this is the bizarre thing about trump is that he always believes -- he's both the most destructive man of our time, but also the most self-destructive man of our times. and really what we're seeing in these next 60 days is which one of those two out? who gets destroyed first? trump or us? so it's absurd for him to say that he wanted to see if woodward would write a good book. he, in his grandiosity, thought he would. but, of course, as woodward has done over and over again, he told the actual story. the truth. >> it was interesting how seeing the president kept on trying to impress bob woodward. one, giving him intelligence that no one had been told about a weapons system. then apparently showing him props. bob woodward writes, you know, he sat with five or six presidents inside the oval office. no one has ever pulled out props
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and toys, but donald trump did, to try to impress him. what did that tell you? >> that a person who demands that others be on seek weess in his presence is very obsequiesce himself to though those who th more powerful or famous or whatever than he is. because he's trying to prop himself up. but as i've said to you and before to alisyn, he's a leaky balloon. he blows himself all day long with these lies, but he keeps -- whatever it is he gets from that keeps leaking out. >> tony schwartz, we do appreciate you being with us, helping understand what we've seen the last few days. and your new book helps you understand what you have seen and understood for the last 30 years. and it's a wonderful, wonderful read or listen, as the case may be on audible. tony schwartz, thanks so much for being with us.
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>> i have always found that metaphor evocative. president trump is leaking. >> yes. >> i'm sorry, he has used that before and it does conjure up -- >> i'm just going to let that settle. >> please do. france just set a new daily coronavirus record for cases and infections are rising faster in india than anywhere else. we have reporters around the globe to bring you the latest. >> i'm in new delhi, india has reported over 96,500 new infections in the last 24 hours. the state's covid-19 case load to over 4.56 million. this is the second day in a row that india has reported a record number of new covid-19 infections, reported by a single country, according to the johns hopkins university. data shows that india has the second highest confirmed covid-19 cases and the third highest confirmed deaths. india's death toll stands at over 76,200. while addressing a function
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through the conference thursday, prime minister frienarendra i'm matt rivers, in one of mexico's most important cultural sites and for the first time this week it had reopened to tourists. there's a 30% limit on capacity. you can't climb the pyramids like you normally would, but still this is a sign that mexico is trying to reopen the tourism industry. that's important when you consider how important that industry is to the economy here. in 2018 nearly 9% of mexico's overall gdp came as a result of activity in the tourism industry. i'm in france where a scientific committee is recommending what new restrictions may be required to combat the coronavirus. that after 9,000 new cases were
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reported yesterday, a new one-day record. it should be said that to some extent it's a reflection of the stepped up testing and they're testing at a million tests a week that gives a more accurate picture of how widespread the disease is. nonetheless, there are other indicators that are on the rise. the number of hospitalizations, the number of icu beds, convinces authorities that new measures are needed. it's been 19 years since the terror attacks of 9/11. today, the remembrance will be like none other so we'll take you to lower manhattan for what it looks like after this. i'm making pizza on king's hawaiian mini subs. yum! king's hawaiian.
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shanksville, pennsylvania. given the pandemic, the remembrance will look very different. athena jones live from lower manhattan with what we can expect. >> reporter: good morning, john. you know, we all remember where we were on september 11, 2001. everyone over a certain age remembers where they were on that terrible day and over the last 19 years we have grown accustomed to seeing the traditional 9/11 ceremony behind me where you see the families reading out the names -- it takes a long time because we're talk about 2,753 people who perished in the towers, the vast majority of the thousand who died that day. this year we're in the midst of a tragedy of a different kind. you'll still have a reading of the victims' names but it will be done by recording because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. victims' families are still going to be invited to gather at the site but they have to so in
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a socially distanced way, safely spread out according to the organizers. we'll hear a moment of silence to mark each moment of attack. the first of the moments the sounds will be at 8:46 when american airlines flight 11 struck the north tower. it will be a citywide moment of silence here in new york where we expect houses of worship to be tolling their bells so that will be a real moment. former vice president joe biden and jill biden will be here to pay their respects this morning as will vice president mike pence. we know that president trump and the first lady melania trump are heading to shanksville to pay their respects there. new york mayor bill de blasio said we'll remember the heroism of not just the first responders but everyday new yorkers and the compassion and strength and resiliency this city showed. first responders are the best of us. but we have to remember how this
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city showed the whole world the strength and meaning of new york city. so a very different kind of ceremony this year but still very important to mark this day 19 years ago when so many died. >> athena jones, it will look different today but still very much the same if all of our hearts and we will mark the moments throughout the morning. "new day" continues right now. i didn't lie. what i said is we have to be calm. >> one day after bombshell recordings revealed the president intentionally downplayed the covid-19 threat trump is claiming it was all about keeping americans from panicking. >> bob woodward, he didn't think and he said he didn't think it was bad. >> you're the president, you don't get to spin woodward. the majority of americans believe political pressure will impact the approval of a vaccine. >> it is moving forward at pace that the world has never seen, but i will say not in a fashion that allows cutting corners.
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>> it's a race against this virus and it's a race to save lives. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." this morning the president in direct conflict with top government scientists on the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 191,000 americans. thanks to bob woodward, we know the president understands just how deadly it is and always has understood. despite that, he spoke to a packed crowd, some 3,000 people most without masks in michigan. in realtime as this was happening, the director of the national institutes of health told cnn he's puzzled and disheartened by these images. at this event the president said we have turned a corner on coronavirus but dr. fauci tells us he thinks case rates are unacceptably high, too high, he says to talk about completely opening things up right now. >> dr. fauci says we should
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hunker down for a difficult fall and winter as cases grow on college campuses. this morning we also pause to remember the thousands of americans who died 19 years ago on that september 11th. we will bring you some of the ceremony in lower manhattan that will be different than any other year later this hour. but joining us now, david axle rod and cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. it was something to see this event last night. 3,000 people, mostly unmasked, no social distancing. and to watch you on this town hall with francis collins, the director of the nih, who was seeing this knows what's going on and clearly, clearly thinks it's wrong. so listen. >> if something that is so straight forward can somehow get twisted into decision making that really makes no sense. so i'm as a

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