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esident skydiving, jumping out of helicopters, most recently just last year on his 90th birthday. but bush is the oldest living president and battled his health in the past. last year he was hospitalized for shortness of breath. in 2012 he was in the hospital for two months with a bronchitis-related cough. and he does have parkinson's disease and is wheelchair-bound. last week bush made an appearance at many events in maine with hundreds of donors to his son jeb bush's presidential campaign, but he did miss his son's big campaign announcement when he declared he was running for president in june. his wife attended that announcement without him. >> selma, thank you for all that. we'll bring in dr. roshini raj who is contributing medical editor for "health" magazine. dr. raj, thank you for being here. president bush broke a bone in his neck. that sounds serious?
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>> it can be very serious. we are talking about the vertebrae, the bone to protect your spinal cord. if it impinges on the spinal cord or damaging the spinal cord in any way, you can have paralysis or death. in this case it sounds like it was a mild fracture in the cervical spine, the part of the spine in the neck. and he'll be in a neck brace for six to eight weeks, but luckily it was not more serious than that. >> any complications from what he's already dealing with? >> so he has a form of parkinson's called vascular parkinson's. it's caused by mini strokes that can cause paralysis and he's in a wheelchair because of that. that may have led to the fall that precipitated this fracture but they are not really related. a fracture is something different. he has to keep the bone straight until it heals. >> for a young person this would be a relatively minor injury. however, at 91 years old, is there anything as a minor injury? i mean i know from just
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watching my grandparents they can have a cascading effect. if you stay in bed for a long time there are complications as well. >> absolutely. that's the key. staying in bed is very dangerous for someone of any age, but particularly for the elderly. you can get blood clots, develop pneumonia, other problems. even though the neck has to be kept in a certain position he can still move about and move. >> this is more about moderate movement movement. not to unfairly punish our health physicians but is that a risk to get him out of there? >> absolutely. infections are caused by being in the hospital and they are common. there are also medical errors that occur. you generally want to be out of the hospital particularly an elderly person whose immune system is not good at fighting off sickness they are better
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out of the hospital. >> my grandpa always said the hospital is no place for sick people. he had that same people. president bush has had health complications in the past. he was hospitalized for shortness of breath in december. he was hospitalized for two months for a bronchitis-related cough. that was in 2012. he has parkinson's and is wheelchair-bound. all this seems like recovery will be harder. >> it will be harder. he's 91. let's face it for a 91-year-old, any medical injury or complication is serious. we know to take it seriously, but hopefully considering this is something in his neck it is rell tufatively minor compared to where it could have been. >> he's no average. he's an alyson camerota. he's jumping out of planes he's a hearty guy, i think he's in a motorized scooter. i don't think it's a normal wheelchair. he's a hearty day and that
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helps, right? >> absolutely. the physical condition you're in the way you're sleeping and eating all these can fight off any type of injury. >> we wish him the best. we want him around. alyson just wrote me a note. >> dr. raj, thank you so much. >> thank you. president obama as you have not seen him before as he sells the iran deal to the country in congress. the president not playing the usual political games of answers. he took a reporter to task. we'll go to michelle co skinkey. you are lucky it wasn't you as you are live at the white house. >> reporter: i could have handled it. but we keep saying this is the president we have not seen over and over again. but you can also say that the president needed to do this on this subject. to get out there and just take on these tough questions. and not those carefully worded diplomatically crafted sort of company lines that we do hear repeatedly from the
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administration. i mean this was plain talk laying out why the preventive aspects of this deal outweigh iran easterable behavior. the president exhibits some of that looser style that we have seen from him many times in the recent past. ale though when he disagreed, he absolutely let it be known. >> please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama openly addressed proverbial gorillas in the room. >> this deal is not contingent on iran changing its behavior. it's not contingent on iran suddenly operating like a liberal democracy. it solves one particular problem, which is making sure they don't have a bomb. >> reporter: the president chastised critics in congress. >> explain specifically where it is that they think this agreement does not prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon? and why they're right and people like monice who is an expert in
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these issues is wrong. why the rest of the world is wrong. and then present an alternative. >> reporter: but that's not all he took issue with. his annoyance reaching ahead in this exchange. >> there are four americans in iran three held on trumped up charges and according to your administration one whereabouts unknown. can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the consciousness of this nation and strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to the four americans. >> i give you credit for how you crafted those questions. the notion that i'm content, as i celebrate with american citizens languishing in iranian jails -- that's nonsense and you should know better. i have met with some of the families of those folks. nobody is content.
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>> reporter: he even took one question on bill cosby on whether his freedom should be taken back. and he answered him. >> i'll say this. if you give a woman or a man for that matter without his or knowledge, a drug and then have sex without that person's knowledge, that's rape. >> reporter: so the president laid out comparesons with what happens with the deal with iran versus what could happen without one. and he admitted that once iran is flush with cash and sanctions lifted that yes, he is likely they will use some of that money to continue to fund terror. but the president said that's not a game changer and it's more important to stop them from gaining a bomb. also today marks the first time the sitting president visits a maximum security prison as well
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president obama travels back to washington. meanwhile 10,000 people and soldiers are on the hunt for the most wanted man who escaped the maximum security prison cell that he broke out of. and we travel through the now infamous escaped tunnel. nick valencia is joining us live from mexico. nick tell us what you saw down there. >> reporter: good morning, alyson. it took us hours of waiting at checkpoints but we finally made it inside the most dangerous prison. we came upon a hallway housing the most ruth fulful criminals.
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>> this is remnants of what he left behind. the sink he used to wash himself. >> reporter: for nearly a year and a half el chapo guzman was in prison. >> that's what el chapo used to escape this prison. this wall providing a blind spot for the 24-hour surveillance camera. just hours ago that camera captured one of the most notorious drug lords vanishing beneath the floor. a mile away from the end is where i climbeded into the tunnel. it's a deeper section of the tunnel. it is hard to imagine how many people it took to create this remarkable feat of engineering. there are electricity lines. it's very difficult to breathe down here. a lot of dirt dust and this
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bike is what el chapo used to get out of the prison. it still has gas in it. and this cart used to carry out thousands of pounds of soil. >> you see that? there are buckets left behind. and look at this, left behind oxygen tanks as well. it is a very tight space. i can't even stand up. i'm 5 foot 10 and cannot stand up all the way. but the tunnel is most wanted for the prisoner. before it took 13 years to find el chapo, but this time may they not be so lucky. chris? thank you. police are clashing on the streets of athens after the parliament accepted the eurozone debt package. people are upset because they
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are going to have painful austerity measures meaning more hardship for the group people meaning severe tax cuts as part of the deal. and new this morning, scares in the skies for commercial pilots over new jersey. wnbc reports that five separate airline pilots reported having lasers aimed at their cockpits at 9:00 last night. my husband was on one of the flights. my husband said it was the scariest flight he's had in years. they had to reroute the approach for two american and three united flights to land. and state police are investigating because lasers were flashing. >> we hear about this happening more and more. there was no explanation for them coming close to the ground and then taking off. caitlyn jenner made the
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first public appearance to call for judgment and quieting the critics. a big night there. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. we have a lot of highlights from the 2015 espy's. but caitlyn jenner did not walk the red carpet but she was there ready to make the stage. >> the courageous the stunning caitlyn jenner. >> reporter: but at the espy's it was caitlyn jenner who took center stage as the recipient of the 2015 ashton carter courage
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award. >> picking out this outfit okay girls, i get it. >> reporter: yet used the spotlight to focus on people who are transgender like her but who live without the protection of fame. >> if you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intensions go ahead. the reality is that i can take it. but for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn't have to take it. >> reporter: jenner got emotional when she addressed her family. >> the biggest fear i've recented in coming out is i never wanted to hurt anyone else. most of all, my family and my kids. i always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad. >> reporter: on the red carpet some of the athletes talked about the focus on jenner. >> i think it's amazing. you know life is always about happiness. >> everyone can choose who they want to be and he had what opportunity. >> i certainly knew who he was
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prior to the kardashians, i knew who he was. and i am very happy with what she is doing now. >> i think she has stolen the headlines. >> stolen headlines for what caitlyn is doing. not what bruce has done. >> we are all different. that's not a bad thing. >> and you definitely heard on the red carpet some people who were having issues trying to make sure their pronounces were correct. and some people didn't want to give their personal opinion. the athletes there, for the most part were supportive of chris jenner. >> what a moment. what a moment to watch. whether or not you support caitlyn, it is still a moment in history. >> there are so many aspects to it. probably the most resuméed
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athlete in this world at this stage. it's been hard -- this was going on before jenner and will go on a long term after jenner in terms of acceptance to this. it was a good message made by caitlyn there. anything you want to say -- >> that's why caitlyn says she's doing this. we will talk about this later in the program. meanwhile, more nuclear fallout with iran. one senior official calls the guidelines in the store here on the final inspections.
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significant headline. "the new york times" reporting that president obama is offering to increase military aid to israel to kind of help cushion the blow of the iran deal. the israeli officials say there's no way to make up for what they say is helping iran get its nuclear program off the ground. and one of the officials criticizing the information is israel's minister of national infrastructure and he is
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joining us now on "new day." thank you for joining us sir. how do you see this situation? >> good morning. well we think this is a very good agreement with loopholes. as you say, there's no real compensation for the indicted nuclear threat for iran to the state of israel or to any other state in the region. we believe this allows iran to become a nuclear state in the next coming years, but it will be critical over the next few days for nuclear bombs. this is about global extremely but relevant to our national security. >> just to understand the state of play between the u.s. and
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iran right now, is it true president obama offered benjamin netanyahu more military aid and that the prime minister did not say yes or no to that offer. is that all accurate? >> well, i appreciate that we have a compilation of agreement with the united states on nuclear damages. but let's face it there can be no real compensation for nuclear threat. and this deal as we evaluate it, the not seriously blocking carbing iran's nuclear capacity to just nuclear weapons. now or in the future we have to fix it we have to change it. if this was in addition to the
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nuclear threat that this agreement is brought. but given iowanran, $150 billion over the next few months, but lifting the sanctions is probably fueling the middle east all around us. it will be used also for iran conventional military momentum against israel and also in order to supply hezbollah and hamas and islamic jihad in yemen with much more military assistance than before. and this might inflame even farther the fire that is building all over the east by letting israel and other states as well. >> by most accounts that's a fair point. however, isn't it also fair to separate the two? yes, i know it's hard to do that because once you give iran access to money you have to be
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accountable for what likely it is that they do with that money. but from the perspective of prime minister yet an yaanyahu was this deal does things capable that we couldn't do before the deal. getting rid of enriched uranium, slowing them down and making them open to checks you didn't have the ability to do before. >> you are technically right. it's the initial and main aim of the negotiation was to dismantle the nuclear capabilities. unfortunately, instead of dismantling, we are sticking now on proliferation of inspection. >> we lost minister steinitz
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there. oh i think he's back. minister i think i lost your signal there for a second. if you can hear me please continue your point. >> okay. yeah so i say that first, clearly, the aid was to dismantle iran's nuclear capability. but, you know instead of dismemberment of the nuclear infrastructure what we get is prolive prolification. instead of access to a military fight, you have to wait 24 hours and give the iranians every warning and then give 24 hours before inspectors can get into the site. this is a totally useless inspection inspection. but when you check the
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procedure, it's totally useless. you cannot ignore the chief aid to call iranian nuclear military as ambitious. all around us you have to be extremely naive to believe that if in this very serious situation, you allow iran to immediately get $150 billion, some of which will not be used to supply hezbollah and hamas and those in yemen and other proxies all around the middle east with more weapons, with more aid and actually we'll get to inggnoring -- we'll get to pull
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fewer fuel on iran's middle east. you might enflame the middle east. so the main reason was to stop the iran nuclear project. we think this was not achieved. and fortunately, this agreement looks more similar to an inspection. in 2003 we have a deal with libya of dismemberment. some of this money will go not just to the iranian military but also to the table of proxies all around the middle east. >> i understand the point being made by many allies in the
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united states. you see the middle east is burning all around it. thank you for coming on to offer your perspective. appreciate it on "new day." >> you're welcome. good morning again. in our next hour we will get the state department's take. we have deputy secretary of state tony blinkin. there are probably four sides to the story. we'll have that coming up. and could this manhunt for el chapo stifle economic growth in mexico?
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the escape of el chapo guzman captivating mexico as thousands of law enforcement officers try to track down the drug kingpin. will his escape ratchet up the work of the brutal drug cartels that mexico has tried to put out of business? joining us is dudley offhouse tell us how the people of mexico are responding to el chapo's escape. >> well, a lot of people the general mood here is a little bit of disappointment but also black humor about his escape. i think people were less surprised and more impressed by
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the intracancies by how he got out of prison. i think it just feeds into the siddisism of a lot of people. >> our own correspondent nick valencia gained access to the cell to look around as well as to go into the tunnels, the mile-long tunnel that guzman used to make his escape. here it is. you see it up close and personal of just how sophisticated his tunnel is. i mean it is truly a work of engineering. and it speaks to how connected guzman is. we have heard of all the gruesome things that he has done to his enemies and to their families. so how nervous are journalists in mexico covering him now? >> well, i think that people take precautions. i think that -- i'm not quite
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sure how much this is going to affect the general violence in certain parts of mexico. but guzman certainly, although he had a reputation before he was captured of being less violent, less bloody that minnesota than many of the other gangsters, mexico's hyper violence began when chapo guzman went into the texas border to take over smuggling routes through there and it hasn't stopped. so he certainly, if he starts trying to retake territory he's lost they have not lost that much territory from what we know but if he starts to retry to take territory and smuggling routes we could see enough and an uptick of violence. >> isn't that the assumption? now that he's free try to regain the ground that was lost? >> yeah i think so. but yet again, i don't think he has lost that much ground. the cartel is a foundation of various gang bosses.
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and he's just the most famous of them. but it hasn't really solved any problems. i don't think he has lost that much ground or his organization has lost that much ground that he would have to restart a war in different places. but again we'll see. >> i don't have to tell you, but mexico is the country with the biggest wealth disparity in the world. and the current president, promised economic relief when he was elected. that has not yet happened. those are in upticks in manufacturing there, but now this is such an embarrassment. how much energy do you think this will suck from the president? will other energies be eclipsed by the efforts to get him back
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behind bars? >> reporter: well, that's a good question. the criminal violence here except for a very localized area have been largely divorced from the economy or performance. mexico's governor suffers from the global economy and suffers from the lack of productivity and that sort of thing. low wages are a big problem here. as you have said they have had open plans that are the same plans that have been announced over the last two years. so they have had some success. but yesterday the first auction of oil fields to private companies was widely considered a failure. only two blocks of 14 were auctioned off. so the government has a lot of exmommic challenges apart from the drug war. how much this is going to suck? well it's going to suck off
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some energy from the presidency. we has to come back from paris to refocus on this. this he comes back tonight and lit really take action. but we'll see what happens with that story throughout the day and week. back over to you, chris. challenging critics of the iran deal. taking a reporter to task. what is behind the new disposition? answers ahead. s moving. i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy and strength. i'll take that. yeeeeeah! new ensure active high protein. 16 grams of protein and 23 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in. [announcer:] what if one stalk of broccoli could protect you from cancer? what if one push up could prevent heart disease? [man grunts] one wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease-
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president obama invited reporters to shout out question. he challenged critics of the iran deal. he took a question out of the left field about bill cosby and then tried to take a reporter to task questioning his motives. we'll bring in our cnn reporter nia malika hamilton and reporter ryan liza. great to have both of you here. nia, do you want to frustrate my premise that he seemed different? and if not, let's go to what he
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did with major garrett. >> he does. but this has been an ongoing story of this president who faces the voters. he does seem looser and freer, but it's been going on for a while in 2014 after that election. the midterms when you saw him behaving dmpbtifferently and doing things differently, signing the immigration reform relaxing the relationship with cuba. and the race thing has been another thing this second term. >> let's dive into that. let's play the moment that got a lot of attention yesterday when president obama seemed to dress down a reporter for his question. watch major garrett here. >> can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to the four americans. >> i have to give you credit major, for how you craft those
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questions. first, the notion that i'm content, as i celebrate with american citizens languishing in iranian jails -- major, that's nonsense. and you should know better. >> ryan what did you think of that exchange? >> well, first of all, let me say i know major garrett and he's one of the best reporters covering the white house. i do think the question was a little inartfully worded talking about leaving the conscious of the nation. i'm not sure what he was getting at there. not to criticize tv correspondents but when you're asking the president of the united states a question at one of the press conferences, there's a little bit of pressure on you to be a little bit dramatic. >> i think that major garrett himself, ryan said he was being intentionally provocative. >> right. and look that's our job in the press, right?
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sometimes you want to provoke the president. and you want to push him a little bit. >> but pushing him and provoking him are different things. i think the rules for the presidents tend to be a little different. one of the things you get when you interview a president, both of you know this everybody says i would have done this and done that. but usually that's not how it is. there's usually a deference to the office. and he did in his question assume a disposition. he did say, you're content. and that was a little bit of a judgment. and i think he got what he was getting. >> i think that's a fair criticism that he was -- the premise of the question was that the president signed this -- negotiated this deal with iran and yet didn't care about folks languishing in president and iran. and i think as everyone knows, there's a very separate issue with the iran issues about the nuclear issue. but, at the same time i would say -- i don't know if i agree with you, chris, as a reporter asking the questions of the
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president that our job with all about difference to him, right? >> no that's not what i'm saying, believe me. i've been on the other side of this. we sat down with president obama and pushed the red line. i must have said it a million times and a few days later he wound up almost wanting to bomb -- that's our provocation. if you take a shot you may get a shot. and then you can't complain that the president wasn't nice to you. >> absolutely. i haven't talked to major about this but i guarantee he's not complaining. i think the opposite right? >> people are complaining for him. >> yeah but i do want to get back to what you were talking about, mia, between the exchange we just saw, the free-wheeling nature of that press conference. plus the president using the n-word in the radio interview as you eluded to. also he's been singing more lately. so how do you explain what we're seeing? >> yeah you know i do think -- he talked about this a little bit. he's likened himself to an aging
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athlete. maybe he can't jump as high or run as fast but he's much more comfortable in the game as it were. that's what we are seeing. he was at the naacp talking about race or talking about some of the disparities in terms of race and sentencing. and this is also a territory you feel like republicans are coming around to talking about, too. so this is a lane he's carved out and has folks joining him and talking about the issues. but in terms of his personality, we are seeing more of his personality over the last few months. and you have just seen events happen around the country, whether it was what happened down in charleston so tragically and him having to respond to the events. but some people may complain although he has not necessarily been leaving the discussion around race but events have forced him to do that. >> and it seems from the president's own words and disposition he's now at a new level of contentment if we are going to use the word that he's not going to please everybody. so might as well do it his way. to the opposite end of the
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spectrum major garrett is being provocative in the name of his job. and then we have donald trump coming out to say i'm worth more than $10 billion. his people say the disclosure form is a joke because it is not made for people as wealthy as donald trump. this is funny to me. i spent a lot of time at abc news investigating his net worth, which is almost impossible to reckon. >> what did you find $10 billion? >> here's the number one thing i learned. if you question how much money donald trump is worth, he does threaten to sue you. he threatened to sue my parents and damned me back to the womb. here's the problem, why does he talk so much about the 50% of "the apprentice" show? that's verifiable. all the others are mushy with private holdings. >> ryan who is going to tell us
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exactly how much he is worth? and does it matter by the way? >> i think it matters to him quite a bit because he's been challenged over the years. i don't think most americans care if it is $5 billion, $10 billion or $1 billion. but these forms as chris pointed out, it's very hard for us as reporters to verify this stuff. it is voluntarily disclosed. it's a lot of data in the federal disclosure forms. they don't -- he does have to sign it under penalty of perjury, right? so he can't lie. but we don't necessarily have to means to check every one of the disclosures on the form. >> yep. >> it seems like a real point of pride to him that one -- a lot of people in the press said he's not really running for president. if he files that disclosure form that means he's serious. i think he says ha i proved you all wrong. >> we said the disclosure forms wouldn't scare him away because the fac is looking to see if
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people lie about how much they are worth, exaggerating how little. not overstating. >> right. for him it's the opposite. >> ryan and nia, thank you. great to talk to you. for all your political news go to to read more. meanwhile, caitlyn jenner in the spotlight for her first major public appearance. reaction to her message, next. staying in rhythm... it's how i try to live... how i stay active.
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i know i'm clear with my responsibility going forward to tell my story the right way for me to keep learning to do whatever i can to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed how trans people are treated. and then more broadly to promote a very simple idea accepting people for who they are. >> that was caitlyn jenner giving an emotional speech as she received the arthur ashe award last night. controversy erupted when caitlyn
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jenner was chosen for ratings. what? we are shocked. here to discuss this is founder of gender proud, gina rosero. gina, what did you think of that powerful moment last night? >> what a powerful moment it was a beautiful speech and compassionate. but more so this is not just about her. she was so clear at that. what she mentioned in her speech highlighting stories by saying this story of the 72-year-old that was murdered. the bullying and abuse that trans people go through. this is not just about her and she is very clear in that and using her privilege and her access in telling other people's story. >> they acknowledged her privilege and said it's not about me. i can handle the criticism and bullying but others maybe can't. other people who are growing up learning what it means to be
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transgender. >> you know caitlyn jenner how important is it for her to be the face of acceptance and take on this mantle risks and all? >> i think it is hard to say words of acceptance. even from what you said she's new at this right? she's learning a lot of things. and what is important in what she's doing, she's reaching out to communities and trying to find out stories from people that are very different from her. i mean the things that we know and from her transition i think in the way of our society, america, the whole world is transitioning with her. you know maybe it's time to really re-examine the things that we thought that we knew, the things that define our identity our gender our race our access to things. i think this is what she is allowing us to do. >> we are transitioning as we accept caitlyn. but there was controversy and people who say, she doesn't actually deserve the courage award for sports or whatever the espys represent.
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in fact, there were people they thought received it more the veteran who lost his arm and leg who went on "dancing with the stars" and has become a fitness god. and personifies perseverance and strength and counselor. let me read to you what bob costas said about caitlyn jenner. in the broad world of sports i'm pretty sure they could have found someone who is much closer to actively involved in sports with who you would have been deserving of what that award represents. >> the on the twitter feed this is polarizing. many people were amassed by what she said and the fact that she was able to stand before the sports world peers and millions of viewers and speak. but many people say there more others more deserving. that's shorthand for dismissing caitlyn jenner's transition. some people are saying bruce purposefully. but i understand that people
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have curiosities here. >> they think because this is sexy and sort of she salacious on some level -- >> let me just point out, two years ago when pat roberts was here we didn't hear the same level of criticism for naming other people instead. for whatever reason this is online. >> this is courageous. i mean she is a sports icon. i mean for her to receive that award, to know like to live your most authentic self-pubically and her acknowledging this is not just about her. i mean this is so important. this moment it is not just a culmination of her moment but a culmination of people who have come before to live their lives for people who stood up and fought for injustices. >> in other words, abc does have to put somebody on the stage to create an audience. >> pat summit robin roberts and
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michael sam, none of them by definition were awarded for what they did in sport but for what they did around their own lives and are connected to sports. that doesn't seem like that much of a stretch. and this is from a biased person. i love noah gallaway and think he's a great role model. but it is not always a strict definition. >> but by the same token, there was a kardashian/jenner section front and center in the audience. and that always attracts eyeballs. >> that's why this is prone to criticism. i heard people saying this is all just about a reality tv show family. and we should point out, caitlyn does have a show premiering in two weeks on e!. so there is a business element to this. caitlyn jenner is telling her story and profiting while doing so. but, at the same time i kept thinking about the 15-year-old at home somewhere in the united states who was amazed to see
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caitlyn jenner on the stage. >> what we saw last night, this really is highlighting a story of the family dynamics. despite the kids her mom being there. i remember when i came out and having the full support because that's the most important thing. you know your transition is not just your transition. it's your family's transition and the community's transition. but more so in her case society's transitioning with her. re-examining the things we thought we knew about gender and sex and all those things. >> great to see it through your eyes geena. >> she made the point that she can take it. so many people go through identity issues that are cast out by families. we cover them all the time. think about that when you think about the situation. >> i want to see her saying to the sports world, work with us. help to teach people about the issues. to say that in front of the athletes is notably as well. >> we have to do it together. that's a collective effort. >> that includes you, what do you think?
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tweet us report it on facebook. this is a big story. there's a lot of news for you this morning. let's get to it. george h.w. bush is in the hospital this morning. >> breaking a vertebrae in his neck. if it imbrings on the spinal cord or damaging the spinal cord in any way, you can have paralysis or death. that's the access point that el chapo used to escape outside of this maximum security prison. >> just a remarkable feat of engineering. it is very difficult to breathe down here. obama unleashing so to speak. >> i have to give you credit major, for how you crafts those measures. >> a fine line between a tough question and being disrespectful. >> you should know better. >> i think president obama's reaction was extreme. bill cosby's medal of freedom should be taken aback. >> in the country, any civilized country should have no tolerance for rape. >> announcer: this is "new day"
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with chris cuomo and alyson camerota. we have breaking news to tell you about. george h.w. bush is hospitalized. the 91-year-old president broke a bone in his neck after taking a fall at his vacation home in maine. >> the elder bush has been a warrior making it home after a two-month stay in the hospital for bronchitis and breathing issues. we are live in washington with the very latest. what do we know? >> reporter: this is a big scare for the former president. aides say he's in stable condition but did spend the night at a hospital in portland maine. and he does remain there this morning. he took a fall yesterday while at their family home in maine breaking a vertebrae in his neck. and the spokesman just tweeted out in the last moments he remains in the hospital and they will provide updates as necessary. and while we have seen him over the last few years


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