tv CNN Newsroom Live CNN February 27, 2017 12:00am-1:01am PST
we're going to repeal and replace and i think you're doing to see something very, very ÷ú special. >> u.s. president donald trump promises more information soon on his plan to replace obama care. plus the u.n. issued the warning to russia about the flas8i >> and the oscar mix up on live tv that has the world buzzing. we'll be talking about that we'll be talking about that during the show, of course,a hello everyone, glad to have you with us. welcome to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. >> i'm rosemary church, this is "cnn newsroom." >> it is the moment from the oscars that everyone is talking about. >> it happened in the last few minutes on live ceremony.ç "lalaland" was announced as the best picture room. >> the acclaimed drama
"moonlight" lalaland producer told them there's been a ç mistake, moonlight won and this is not the joke. >> envelope, mistakenly had was for best zvactress, an award th went to emma stone. here is what she had to stay about the mix up. >> we are so excited for ht @(t% "moonlight." i think it's one of the best films of all time. i was pretty beside myself. i was alsoç holding my best actress in the lead -- i don't mean to start stuff. whatever story that was, i have that card. i'm not sure what ÷úhappened. i really wanted to talk to you guys first. >> yeah, just clarifying there were two cards backstage and that's where the mix up÷ú was. the "moonlight's" win there were other memorable moments. lalaland may not won best÷ú
picture it did win the best director oscar. he's 32, the youngest ever.ym "lalaland" star won the best actress award for her role in the musical. casey afleck won best actor for casey afleck won best actor for hisa "man chechester by the sea." best supporting actor in zv moonlight, he's also a new dad to a baby girl. and three time nominee viola davis won herç first oscar for best supporting actress. film critic richard fits williams. he performed at the who's who. we have a lot ofç questions fo you. we'll start with that moment. >> yeah. >> rosemary and i were watching that moment, that mistake and we thought the show wasoverç and l of a sudden you realize, people are going back on stage, another
speech what was that? >> you know what happenedzv behd the scene. what -- take us through step by step what went wrong here and don't just over shadow theç bi win for "moonlight" or could it go the other way. >> it's very significant point you've just raised because they win for "moonlight" is absolutely unique and also a first in oscar history given the fact it's a low budget ÷úmovie,t has a game theme and black cast which is significant after the hashtag oscar so ÷úwhite. i can only tell you what i saw. i had the knee jerk emotional response that there was÷ú something wrong because appeared initially to stumble. he and fay were announcing best picture. he handed it to her, apparently,
reluctant to read what was on the card. >> yes,ym what was on the card s apparently emma stone. it appears to have been a duplicate of hers in some bizarre way, there was a mix ç. faith, by the way, announced "lalahand" and we had all the cheering and the cast assembled on stage. and çsubsequently, of course, was announced that well, no, it was "moonlight" and also warren beaty made the explanation. and it was terribly, embarrassingly mix up. it was dreadful pieceç of mismanagement and i do hope it doesn't alter the fact that what we've seen this evening, i know people will remember the climax. before then. what we saw was a wonderfully
diverse selection of what at -- >> we're doing to get -- just let me respectfully interrupt you. we want to stay on this topic for just another zvsecond. show our viewers what the director of moonlight, the film that did win the best picture award had to say about the mix up.÷ú >> with this win, this is how it happened. that was a shock for you and how you knew how to handle that. what does it alsozv mean that y did win, the shock and how did it feel that you had the win. >> it feels good, you know, i'm not an academy voter. i think the choice was the academy. we were awarded, but it was by the academy. i think it's a statement. i think the academy won.u! i think they recognize that the work was meredith. you have to choose. and whatever distinction was made,ym what asemi symbolize.
they should be, and there are many different versions of the american ÷úexperience. and that way, i'm hopeful. and it makes me feel -- it makes me look forward to the future. >> do you feel like the win was tarnished. >> not at all. i'll give an actor bad reaction and ruin the take. you know, or the lights somehow goes out because there'szv a phase, these things happen, you know. unfortunately, this thing happened. it wasn't malicious in any way. thankfully we're so close, i think÷ú it happened amongst friends and peers. >> hold up your oscar and show it to us. i hope youç get to enjoy this moment. i told you i was going to be here. >> i'm going to drink chamç champagne and dance a little bit. >> let's talk about it, it really was the winner of the oscars, but sadly this mix up,
that's what everyone is goinglpo be talking about in the days and weeks ahead, isn't it? >> i feared you're right, but also theyzv will be hope, inspired, see a movie, to see the movie. but over d8all, the cheapest, which i game theme which i think is very important. and also with a choice, fantasyo movie, "lalaland" which was kpeb rant a -- v.uberant. and the movie which is basically, showed the way some people live and also was a movie of very muchht of our time and faced with that choice. it's pornd and very significant. and seven out of the 20 acting nominees thissyear were persons of color. four out of five in the best
documentary section and three out of five in the -- the screeú play categories were also persons of color. and this shows such a dramatic change, "moonlight" is a a young gay black man discovers his -- sanctuary orientation.s it's got wonderful performances win so deserved, naomi harris was so excellent and the mains character. this is a movie for people to explore and discover. it hasn't got the hype most oscar movies has. but it has a win that'ss completely unprecedented. i'll go so far as to say, and saving private ryanç versus shakespeare. >> maybe it will got the hype now. maybe that's the thing, this is really put the spotlight on it. is
the greatest, oldest, the most spectacular ceremony. it's a fest and it's got a worldwide÷ú audience for "moonlight" to win tremendous significance for the lgbt community, too. and also the diversity aspect of >> and do you feel that the oscars sort of made up for last year or the last two years wherr you were the one who mentioned #oscars so white, overshadowed those ceremony, do you feel br now given what we saw? >> definitely, this is what's coming because there are changes taken places to 2019 which have beenç announced. and we have 683 new this year, 46% were female.zv 41% were persons of color. this is one of the reasons for the change, but also oscar does have a heart and does have a
conscience. it makes÷ú no mistakes it also n and full extend the hand of friendship to mel gibson, something i was glad to see because he has talent, even individual. they saw that in the two wins for axle, which is a very fine movie, which honors an allç american hero with objector. and i think is an important story to get it. also, out of nine movies for best picture who wereç nominat, four held a stories of persons of color. this is what is so important, the -- to get the stories out there and look÷ú how well they when they are. >> yes. good point. and i did want to ask you, richard, about jimmy kim mel, he, of course, was the host of the oscars and he tookhá few swipes at president trump as he opened with his monologue. what did you think of the job he did throughout the show? and then when at theúçend, he actually really took the hate
for that mix up, didn't he. what did you think of it over all? >> over all, i thought that he had done well.÷ú not all the gag flip, but a large number worked and some of the cracks at donald trump i thought had me rolling in the ráses, so to speak. it wasn't stitches of it and i was very amused by the gimmick, which could have gone so badly wrong of allowing someç touris in. they had no idea they were coming to see the oscars that is hilarious. at the end that was awful. having said that he took responsibility for it. i don't know whose fault it was. but i'd like what he did upç t that point. and i think that it was also a beautiful show when the section very very well put together, the dance routine seemed good.
this was hollywood, as you would expect, theç most professional and the oldest. it began and the world putting a wonderful show which i haveym t say spread out around a rival, honored sound nominee and a win. and also we hadht emma stone, tt must have been fascinating. i thought it was probable she would win. made someok 120 as a legend. that was close up of her face when that was announced and i didn't think she looked too pleased. i do have to say, she was would have been aç deserving winner. and there's a washington, too. i think was very disappointed, his win -- and i can say that won the opportunity ofu! thinki. he could have sprung a surprise and beat casey. manchester by the sea was my favorite movie of last year. it was a passionate tra(rh story, so brilliantly acted and i'm glad that picked up screen
play and, of course, casey afleck's wins. all right, richard fitswilliams you've actually answered all my questions. >> no need to proceed. >> thank you so much. next year we have to watch the÷ oscars together. i want to see you in stitches if jimmy kim mel does it again. thank you so much for coming on. >> my pleasure. we'll have av: short break d we'll be back with a lot more on the other side of it. stay with us.
>> woelcome back everyone. u.s. president donald trump is trying to fulfill one of his main campaign promises,ç repealing and replacing 0 bama care. it will be a challenge and republican leaders disagree on >> mr. trump will consult with state governors and health care insurers on monday. he started some of those conversations on ob!5 care speaking on sunday at the annual governor's dinner at the white house. the president promised to deliver. he didn't give manyç details.
>> speaking, every state is different and different requirements, but i think we have somethqn that's going to really be excellent. and as most of you know, the obama care has had tremendous problems. i will say in front of the democrats, idl eel say it to te republicans, it doesn't work. we'll have it fixed we'll repeal and replace and i think you'll see something very very special. nos all of you and even tonight because we have tom price with us, if you see something or want to discuss it, we don't have to discuss all friendly stuff, we can discuss aç little bit of t health care, we minus well start -- >> and another big story is the information leaks from the white house keep on zvleaking. and this time there have been a leak about efforts to stop the leaks. our senior media has more nowç from new york. >> the latest leaks from the white house are actually about leaks themselves. this is involving white houseç
press secretary who is amounting an aggressive effort to stop some of the leaks that have been coming from the white house and other government agencies. it is unusual thiszv early into new presidential administration to see so many leaks, really, a gusher of stories depending on anonymous sources from the white house and other government÷ú agencies. we've all read and seen these stories from cnn, the washington post and "new york times" and other outlets. some of these storiessclassified information from sources, but others just plain embarrassing. these stories about turmoil in the white house, disagreements among ÷úaids, relative chaos, essentially, in the west wing. spicer has refuted some of the reports. he's mountingç what's said to aggressive investigation into these leaks, this story about politico on sunday confirmed, apparently brought his÷ú staffe into his office last week and asked to view all of their cell phone, government issued cell
phone and their personal phones. he was looking for evidence that sharing information. they weren't suppose to be sharing with reporters covering the white house. (t&háhp &hc% evidence of leaks was found, spicer has declined to comment on the news outlet. this is more evidence that the white house trying to stop what is really been a torrent ofzv leaks in recent weeks. they have been distracting what the white house wants to be focusing on with message suppose to be. we've heard the president himself complain a"o%t the leaks and say reporters shouldn't rely on anonymous sources. of course, that's not going to change. there are a lot of sources in and outç of government who say they have to speak on condition, that they can lose their job if they speak publicly, they're sharing information privately. in some cases, trying toq% cal attention to problems that inside the trump administration, in other cases, perhaps with more negative agenda. but in any case, these leaks don't seemç to be stopping andn this case we're actually hearing
leaks about the leak investigation. back to you. >>ç democratic strategist and n political kmen tater and talk radio host, john phillips, good to have you on, gentleman. >> as we÷ú saw there, press secretary sean spicer, the leaks is this unprecedented level of pairzv know ya paranoia or spic his job. >> i think we're looking from the white house if there's know fourth amendment as if they have a right to privacy. with reports comingzv out that sean spicer, looking at personal phones that's nod only extraordinary but unprecedented and it'sç extremely dangerous. this is the larger issues that you're seeing from the trump white house and largely the administration. you've got leaks coming from
various elements ofç the feder bureaucracy. you've got donald trump tweeting ou and attacking the fbi just last friday for some of the÷ú supposed so-called leaks that are coming out to lead to the "new york times" and cnn reporting that there was on going kovrgss with the trump campaign throughout the general election and the russian. but this is a very slippery slope to go down with the white house basically doing away with privacy issues of their own staffç looking into the person phones. >> what's your reaction to this? >> well, as long as trump is grabbing and staying away from otherht regions, he's fine. when he does that he gets into trouble. the problem the white house has had at the beginning with leaks and trump has been complaining about it.zv trump, of course, initially allege that it was the fbi, the cia and the obama hold overs, the bureaucrats that worked for thezv governments who leaking damaging information, including the phone calls with the mexican
president and australian president, whenever he÷ú does that, how do you know it's not kellyanne÷ú conway. or any other number of -- if trump goes out and says, look, i'm going everything i can to ) coming from my people. then he can turn to the fbi and turn to the cia and turn to the obama hold overs and say, all ñ your turn to fix your leaks. >> i would like to you to listen to how donald trump described his first month in august just a short while ago. he was speaking to theç meetin of governors at the white house on sunday evening, listen to this. >> i can say that after four weeks, it's been a lot of fun. but we'veç accomplished almost everything we've started out to accomplish, the borders are stricter, tighter, we're doing a
reallyç good job. as you know we have a fantastic team. we have an a team and i'm getting some good reports. there are some big÷ú problems i the world. we're very happy with the way things are working, and, again, we've made a lot of promises over the last two years and many of those÷ú promises already are kept. so we're very honored by that. [ applause ] >>m)z can guess at some of the reactions that they're probably going to add to this. i'll let you state them. i would also like you to address this specific çquestion. doesn't donald trump have a point that he's been going directly for his campaign promises trying to fulfill them. >> right. so i guess the issue he's like delivering on executive orders. he's not delivering anything. at this point, one month into his president, he's only weeks into his presidency, in fact, hú executed the package that went through congress and find that
george w. bush got his tax cuts i think if you look at what trump has÷ú pushed through the legislative element of the government, there's been absolutely zero meaningful, when it comes to delivering sortsof broad platforms. he's gone through the executive order that he's campaigned on, but really at the end of the day, the lasting changeu! will come going through and we haven't said anything at that level, yet. >> john phillips. >> trump voters don't care about the process, they care about what the÷ú results when they ra he said here is a list of people i'll nominate if i have a vacancy, what did he do, he nominated someone from that list. he saifç if i'm president i'm going to kill tpp. if he said if i'm president i'm going to take on the border and try to bring back extreme ñ he, of course, tried with his executive order. he's received some push back in the courts he's going back to the drawing board with that, i don't think you can -- reasonable person can make the argument that he's not coming
through with his core promises. >> all right. let's turn now to the÷ú polls. >> 44%, record low for a new president, so not only areç we seeing these numbers they break them down as well and we see this polarization down party lines, as well. talk to us aboutzv what you thi this signal is going for. >> he sort of double downedç o his devivisive campaign. i think earlier political momentum going into the momentum going into the presidency after thea inauguration, it's an opportunity to bring the country together, to build unity, to exercise and try to move the country forward after, you know! divisive campaign. he's simply not doing that. he's sewing the seeds of division. i think he's making america morç
and more polarized. what's fascinating about the poll numbers, it's not one poll, all polls increasingly are having him under water. if youzv look back at president if youzv look back at president bm, i think it took abouta so this is unprecedented to have somebody who is commander in chief only a month into office where they're under çwater, according to the polls. >> john phillips. he didn't have -- and these numbers are just extraordinarily low at this point in hisç my presidency. >> you've got a country that's divided 50/50. and theç people have a very different agenda. i will add, too, trump's poll's
numbers are almost always in the mid 40s, somewhere in thatç general area. he very rarely polled above 50%. this is in line with where he was when he won the election. i might add the fact that he was polling inç those mid 40s duri the campaign and still republicans and very tough races won -- in places like wisconsin and places like pennsylvaniau! where they really had no business winning in a presidential cycle. they ended up pulling behind. i don't think his numbers are all that bad. >> soç much more to talk about. thank you to both of you for joining us, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you're watchingç "cnn newsroom" when we come back after the break, the u.s. demands russia on a cease fire in eastern ukraine. we'll go live to moscow on reaction for çthat. >> engineer originally from india is shot dead in the united states, was it a hate crime, the fbi is checking. we'll have more on that in a
>> welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. >> i'm rose maryym chirurch. u.s. president donald trump is consulting with state governors about one of his main campaign promises, repealing and replacing obama care. governor's dinner at the white house. we've also learned mr. trump, on monday, will call for more military spending andç funding cuts to some federal agencies, including the environmental protection agency. >> sources say the white house press secretary recently checked his aids in an effort to stop information
leaks. we're told sean spicer asked his staff for their government and personal phones to make sure they were not communicating witú journalists or using encrypted texting apps. >> the white house is pushing back against growingzv calls fo special prosecutor between the trump campaign and russians known to u.s. intelligence. ujáp& jeff sessions will not be impartial because he was an early supporter of the trump campaign. . the accounting firm that tallies for this snafoo in a just released statement, price waterhouse coop=rf said this, w sincerely apologize to moonlight, lalaland and oscar viewers for the errorç that wa made during the award announcement. the presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered was
immediatelymy corrected. we are currently investigating how this could have happened and deeply regret that this occurred. on stage join the acceptance speech, lalaland moonlight won and he added, this is not a joke as stephanie talkedj!ó to the film's right after the award. >> when they said this is wrong. what did youu! guys think. >> we thought it was -- it seemed as if it was a joke. it's jimmy kimmel. i was kindç the most disrespectful joke you can play on somebody, okay. they were like moonlight is the real one, you know,÷ú it was re and that was the most unique moment. >> this is the movie that÷ú has now won.
>> getting an oscarht as well. >> what does it mean to have this moment here. >> i think it means that the industry and kind of the world, in a sense, is moving forward in the fact that it made $1.5 million÷ú in 25 days with movie stars with an all black cast won an academy award for best picture. >> and that was the cast of the oscar winning best picture moonlig moonlight. >> the war in syria took center stage, the white helmetsç won e oscar for best short subject documentary. it portrays the work of white helmet and their mission to rescueç civilians in syria silr war. members tried to attend the ceremony but were unable to. film's director read a çmessag
falling on people to stop the bloodshed in syria and around the world. u.s. is warning russia to immediately observe the'sym fir. the u.s. state department says, it's keeping an eye on the growing violence there and it's demanding that russia and separatist forces withdraw their heavyç weapons. for all the talk about how the u.s. russia relation might change under donald trump andzv how it might effect different hot spots around the world, this is exactly the kind of statement that could have been issued under the obamaç administratio. >> it's a statement that condemns from the osc, the organization for security ht incorporation in zveurope. >> and so that was specifically
what the state department spoke -- statement was"çabout. but, you're right. there has been a much tougher tone from from the state department and other elements within the trump administration than wasç expected given the sympathy the trump had expressed for the russian position on the whole range of issues during his election campaign. i think it's÷ú in part reflecti of the fact that the perception that trump is sympathetic has become a liability,÷éwith severl members of his staff had to lead their positions as a result of that perception. so in which i expect the trump administration feels thatzv he' rhetoric when it comes to russia.ç it's got its own interest to pursue and it seems that fuelling instability in eastern ukraine. >> thank youzv very much.
>> well, the father of the first u.s. service member to die during the trump presidency has some angry words for the white house. he told newspaper the raid that claimed his son's life was a stupid mission and when his son's remaioc were returned to the u.s., he refused to meet with the president. cnn ryan has more. >> bill owens took hisu! milita veteran himself and he con seeds in this interview with the miami
herald that he did not vote for donald trump. now he's questioning the motivation for the mission that killedç his son. why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn't even barely a week into his [dninistration, why, for two years prior there were no boots on the ground, everything was missiles and drones because there was not a target now warranted american life. now we had to make this grand display. he's not the only one with concerns a bt the mission.
again, i can't imagine what this father is going through, i think he's a -- his son is a true american hero and weiñ#=u1 forever be in his son's debt. >> does the president want any investigation. >> i would have the chance to speak with him directly about that, but iç would imagine tha he would be supportive of that. >> and in fact those investigations are already underway. according to the pentagon, standard set of investigations takes place everyd8 time there'a death of any seal, including one that will specifically look into his death in particular. you may remember he made a special trip to be there when owens' body return today the united states. his father telling miami herald, that he refused to meetç the president. cnn, washington. >> human rights groups are looking at germany after the interior ministry said tenç attacks were made on migrants every day in 2016. part of the fall out to open up
germany to wzt fleeing conflict. the number attacks is shocking, isn't it. p8 german government plan to do about it. ? >> i think the first thing we have to take into consideration, these arezv preliminary numbers. so these numbers could shift once they try and, you know, circle back on these numbers. but you're absolutely z6áruthe fact that more than 3,000 attacks in the last year on my grants, these include both )áár(j well as arson attacks the at refugee centers, which is something we have seen certainly, arise these arson attacks in÷ú shelters in other refugee and migrant homes that amounts to as many as ten attacks a day. and hundreds have been÷ú injure. what the government is doing, they do have a special unit
that's dedicated to right wing going after people. these kind of sort of every day attacks outside of refugee homes is what's worrying opposition politicians here and they say enough. the government seems to be focusing more on sort of controlling the flow of refugees and migrants into the country deportations out of the country. that's probably in response to far right groups who say there's too muchç immigration here. again this is preliminary numbers. it was done as request of left party. responded to these new numbers yet. but it will be interesting to see as administration p come up with a strategy to tackle this. >> it's hard to know what sort÷ of strategy they might come up with. i mean, what is behind most of these attacks on asylum seekers. what is itmy like driving these
attacks. is it to scare people away. (t&háhp &hc% year when we were following a number of these on refugee shelters is exactly that. these fires being set in homes, not intended, clearly, to kill people but to frighten people. of course, it is very frightening, a lot of the refugees migrants ended up suffering from smokeym inhalati, we also saw it last year, rides and sort of, i guess you can describe it as brawls where basically you will haveç group of young asylum seekers and young refugee men gathered and then clashing with localym residents. i think there has also clearly been a rise in sort of the spontaneous verbal attack on people walking along the streets these preliminary numbers we don't know yet, that's something
we'll have to circle back to find out what it is that's going on on the streets ofzv germany. >> indeed, joining us live from berlin, it's nearly 9:45 in the morning. >> we'llç take a short break. when we come back we'll tell you about a man who loves america who was shot dead in kansas. he was an engineer and now his÷ widow and fbi are both demanding answers. that story coming up. and verizon has been ranked number one for the 7th time in a row by rootmetrics. (man) hey, uh, what's rootmetrics? it's the nation's largest independent study and it ranked verizon #1 in call, text, data, speed and reliability. (woman) do they get a trophy? not that i know of. but you get unlimited done right. (man 2) why don't they get a trophy? (man 3) they should get something. (woman 2) how about a plaque? i have to drop this. my arm's getting really tired. unlimited on verizon. 4 lines, just $45 per line. does your makeup remover every kiss-proof,ff? cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena® makeup remover does.
it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena. parts a and b and want more coverage, guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. so don't wait. call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that works for you. these types of plans have no networks, so you get to choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. rates are competitive, and they're the only plans of their kind endorsed by aarp. remember - these plans let you apply all year round.
>> if widow of a man killed in kansas was terrifying about growing violence in the united states, even before her husband was murdqed, a gunman killed indian immigrant this past wednesday. and what the suspect allegedly before opening fire ha authorities looking at whether it was a hate crime. michael has more on thisç stor.
>> a crowded restaurant with people watching basketball became the scene of what many are calling a hate crime. he's accusedht of shooting thre people, including 32-year-old who later died. witnesses say the suspect shouted, get out of myç countr. he was an indian immigrant. he worked as an engineer for gps company. his widow says she was worried immigrants in the u.s. >> i told him many of times, should we think about going back? should we think about going to a differen4ñt country? he said, no. >> witness said he became agitated at the bar and was asked to leave. but the suspect later returned and startedç shooting. ryan tried to intervene, who was also shot. >> i'veçç.
>> the fbi is assessing whether the shooting was a hate crime. he has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and twoç counts of attempted murde. as the family members in india and the u.s. mourn indian officials are demanding what they call a thoroughzv and spee investigation. the with widow is asking washington how she's suppose to comfort his grieving parents. >> i need anç answer from the government. i need an answer, not just for my husband who lost his÷ú battl in this but for everyone. all those peopleç of any race. >> activists say the number of hate crimes in the united states has risenym sharply since the
election last november. >> coming up after the break, he's been cheered by some, booed by others,ç well eel he'll hea transgender wrestler after his win, when we come back. she ate some porridge, broke the baby bear's chair, and stole some jewelry, a flat-screen tv, and a laptop. luckily the geico insurance agency had helped the bears with homeowners insurance. they were able to replace all their items... ...including a new chair from crate and barrel. call geico and see how easy it is to switch and save on homeowners insurance. does your makeup remover every kiss-proof,ff? cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena® makeup remover does. it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena.
>> this is developingç controversy around a girl's wrestling competition in the southern united states. >> a transgender teenage boy won the ch%ionship in texas after, said he wasn't allowed to compete against other boys. here is more. >> reporter:ç it's the dramati end to competitive and controversial weekend. the 17-year-old dallas area high school student won)the title o champion in the girl's state wrestling competition saturday. mix of tearsç and boos he fello his knees appearing to soak in the wind. many of the audience feel he had an unfair advantage on the road to victory. he's a transgender athlete. transitioning to become a boy. he takes injections to make that
tra>+u)jz happen. many believe that provides young with an added competitive edge, strength and ajigility÷ú hard t miss on the mat. >> there's a big issue, right now, i think, right, and i think if he has been taking hormones or steroidslú he should be wrestling with boys. >> that can't happen, though, according to the university interscholastic lead. wrestle against girls and vai versa and gender shall be determined based on the student's birthym certificate. that mean he's got no choice but to wrestle girls. then there's the issue of the hormone therapy that would typically beym disqualifying, n in this case as uil deputy direct director dr. harrison. >> the law is specific that the student who isç being administered performance enhancing drugs by opposition
cannot be made ineligible. >> it's willing to review its existing law to see if they need to be changed by legislatures. for now, state stand by this weekend's competition, calling it fu$9ñ today he shares the gold with his peers. >> i wouldn't be here today if it weren't for my teammates, that's honestly what the >> the young athlete wrestles with a new uncertainty, will he still face off with girls, as a boy. cnn.p cypre cypress, texas. >> thanks for watching "cnn newsroom," everyone, early start is next. >> anddq= everyone else, stay tuned for more nows with foster in london. this is cnn, have yourselves a great day. . . .