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hour, whether it's hurricane irma, now a category 5, and growing, or president's decision to end daca, and effective today the clock starts to tick for hundreds of thousands of young people, the children of unauthorized immigrants, brought here when most were very young and time runs out for them in march. the reaction has been mixed at best, with big name ceos and a number of gop lawmakers, critical, and caution from house speaker paul ryan. and now it is up to congress. the president is offering no suggested legislation that he may sign, however he did offer this new tweet tonight. just moments ago he tweeted congress has six months to legalize daca, something the obama administration was not able to do. if they can't, i'll revisit this issue. let's talk to the packagnel, ane tweet from the president, is
there any clarity from the white house what he means by revisiting the issue? because it seems at odds. >> it is also at odds with the attorney general saying they were rescinding that program, so far no clarity from the white house on what the president may have been talking about. and frankly, anderson, that is probably cold comfort to the nearly 800,000 people who could be impacted by this challenge, holding out the possibility that maybe the president could make changes down the line, that maybe congress will get its act together and step up and pass an immigration bill. look there is a lot of skepticism across the united states for very good reason. there is a good chance that people will have that status, that it will lapse and time will run out and they will get deported, even though the white house says there is a background for measures on deportation. >> and essentially talking points for allies, it describes the feature i understand that
doesn't have as much heart as the president is saying. >> that is right, even as the president is saying it will treat dreamers with heart. even though the president said if you were a lapsed dreamer you would not be a candidate for deportation. let me read this, it says the department of homeland security will use the time remaining on their work authorizations to prepare for their departure from the united states including pro actively seeking documentation to apply, or encouraging them basically anderson, to make other plans. prepare to leave the country, a country that for some of these people it's the only country they know. maybe they don't know their home country, maybe they don't even speak the language. >> and president obama wrote about this, writing it is precisely because this action is contrary to our spirit and common sense, the business
leaders and americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today. he went on today to say now that the white house has shifted their responsibility to members of congress it's up to congress to protect these young people and their future. if your fate was in the hands of congress would you have much confidence to tnight? >> i don't think anybody who has the fate with congress should have much confidence, particularly what we've seen in the past decade. this is an issue that the president is not wrong, immigration has been a hot rock that congress has tried not to handle for so long. president, republican and democrat, george w. bush, and barack obama have tried to get congress to come together on this issue and there is an issue on which there is substantial bipartisan consensus and yet they have not been able to get it done because it's complicated
and because neither side wants to give the other side a win. if it were the case that donald trump were clearly calling on congress to do something there is a real call for the china mix. however he has muddled the mix. he seems to not want to be blamed on the one hand for anything bad happening to anyone, but on the other hand he doesn't want to anger what he perceives as his base and doesn't want to be accused of being soft on immigration. >> and he did run on this dealmaker who went in a room with people and ironed things out. there is no evidence on that. >> he handed republicans a hoojs probl -- huge problem. look there is a chance we get to the end of 2017, and their only significant accomplishment will be raising the debt ceiling and
giving illegal immigrants legal status. from a base standpoint, maybe trump kicks it over to the house. republicans are really not in a win, win situation. >> it does seem that the president is hearing the criticism and now saying if congress doesn't do something, i'm going to revisit it. although who knows what it means. >> the problem is, it's a stand-alone bill, which means republicans may try to bring in enforcement mechanisms and pair it with them. but if it's a standalone bill, republicans if they try to pass it and fail then they look like they can't get anything done. and then you will see this horrible negative publicity, every time a dreamer is deported, republicans will be blamed because they didn't get it done. if republicans do pass a standalone bill, they would have betrayed their base who elected them. they elected them to do things like repeal obamacare, do tax
reform. as i said, the only thing they may do this year is daca. >> well, anderson, for people like me who supported donald trump as a candidate, he ran on something, he did people, picked sessions to do things he said he would do, he did it in a way that said, i want to let the people know if you believe in me, i'm not a dictator, i'm sending this to the congress to do what it says. you guys are in charge of immigration, since 2001, there has been a bill in congress to do the so-called immigration reform. and when obama had the house and senate, total control, he didn't do it. when bush had the senate, he didn't do it -- >> obama had control. >> obama had control. >> of the republican filibuster. >> obamacare passed and the stimulus passed, right -- just answer the question, paul? >> through different mechanisms. >> no, no, obamacare passed, and
the stimulus passed. >> filibustered president bush's attempt at immigration reform first, and then they filibustered president obama's. >> and in 2013, john boehner refused to bring it to the floor, he could have passed it with democratic support. so it is in the lapse of republicans that we do not have immigration done. >> he ran on this, he said he would do it. >> he didn't run on that, he has been all over the map. he said i love the dreamers. he said seven minutes ago he added to that incoherence by saying i will revisit this. the white house today that president obama's daca order was unconstitutional all. that is hotly disputed, you can find legal experts on both sides. but the president believes
according to his own statement that it is unconstitutional. so why is he reading something that he believes is unconstitutional all. he is completely at sea here. i do want to bring a human element. >> it's a pretzel. >> alonzo -- anderson, you just got back from houston, i have a lot of family and friends there. alonzo guian, he was safe, got in his car and drove 100 miles to rescue strangers who he didn't know and he lost his life. he died in that storm as a hero. and yet had he lived he could be subject to deportation. that is an abomination. >> there is lots of hard cases. >> oh, come on. >> not a dreamer -- >> oh, come on. >> one has nothing to do with the other. >> no, we have a policy. >> do you deport white guys? >> we have the rule of law. and personally, i support the
dreamer bill. i thought republicans should have done that to begin with. people who came here illegally whether it's through their fault or not, if they came here illegally, they do not have a right to stay. i think we should be compassionate, and america should be stronger with them here, but they do not have the right to stay. and i think if congress passes this -- >> how does president trump make the argo oument -- >> look, joe arpaio -- >> i think we should support the dreamers, but they have no expectation. they do not have the right to stay here, we can decide to let them stay here, and i think we probably should. >> yes, we should, absolutely. nobody is saying they have the right to stay, what we are saying is that these are kids that are here through no fault
of their own, they didn't decide to come here and break the law. their parents did that. they are here, they grew up in this country, most of them, this is the only country they know. they know no other culture, they are people who lost their lives helping others, served in our military, they have bled and died. this is how we repay them? i'm sorry, this is some of the best we have to offer and other than a piece of paper -- >> trump ran on something called america first. this is about american workers first. that has to matter -- >> donald trump when he was just one of the guys who called into fox news he said this actually did not have any impact on american jobs. >> but i didn't vote for him when he was a businessman, i voted for his policies of president. >> that is a good standard. >> now suddenly claimed this has an impact on jobs -- >> i'm talking about this policy
today, what he said is, not only is it unconstitutional all -- i don't know where your experts are. >> why do you believe him now? >> i don't have to believe what he said two years ago, i have to believe the policy what jeff sessions said what we're going to do, in six months, by the way, obama, when he passed the first daca, he didn't say stay forever, stay two years, why is it heartless? he said two years. >> why does it have to be stand alone? we should support the dreamers. >> why on earth doesn't the president tell us what he wants? >> he should. he is abdicating responsibility. >> that is absolutely what he did and it was cowardly. >> we have to take a break, sharp reaction from former president bill clinton, also taking something that is affecting a lot of californians, and later, new storm data as it comes in on hurricane irma.
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what, what? what? new reaction tonight to president trump's elimination of the daca program. saying that the white house's decision to terminate daca, will crush their dreams for the rest of us. he went on to say it's wrong because it's bad policy that solves no pressing problem and raises new ones. it's wrong, because it passes the buck instead of offering good solutions for immigration reform. mostly, it's cruel to send these young people to places they have not lived and do not know. sharp reaction in downtown los angeles today. california's attorney general promised legal action regarding the challenge to the decision. mr. mayor, you say that protecting the 800,000 young people who could be in jeopardy of deportation is a test of the
nation's true values. how do you propose protecting those dreamers? >> well, i think the attorney general is correct, and the governor supports him that we should take a page out of the book and use the tenth amendment and test the new administration's decision to end the daca program. i think we want to stand up for if you need a court order, a specific court order for an individual and want to go into a courthouse or school or other places that we've seen increasingly, ice agents enter sweeping in a way that most of us find objectionable and unacceptable. it's an inflexion point for who we are as a nation. are we as mother liberty said we are, a nation to bring your tired, poor masses or are we
just going to send 800,000 to a million kids because not everybody applied for daca back to countries they have never been to, they don't know except as children? >> what do you say to those that agree with president trump and the attorney general that today's actions restore the rule of law, and that we're a nation of laws and we have to adhere to the laws, and president obama over-stepped? >> anderson, we are a nation of laws and we have to fix this broken situation. people believe we should fix it. there are congress members in california that have not supported either fixing the broken immigration system, addressing the daca kids, you know, doing anything with respect to giving people a pathway to citizenship. and fixing this broken problem. so look, the law is not exactly clear on this issue. i heard people earlier today
saying that the president obama didn't have the authority to do it. some courts have said he did. it's not a certain issue, but what we do know is that congress does have the ability to make that decision to change the law. to make sure to protect these daca kids. and i hope they do that. i think we -- those of us who believe in this country, who believe that we shouldn't have a muslim ban, who believe the transgender patriots ought to be able to serve in the military. who believe that these daca kids who are graduating from high school and college, contributing in the economy ought to be able to participate in this great nation. that is who we are and who we always held ourselves out to be. >> when you hear the president saying that he has love for the dreamers and something has to be done in congress for this situation do you believe that congress can actually get legislation passed because the track record on this obviously is not good? >> it's clear by his actions that he doesn't have love for the dreamers. and it's also clear that over
the decade as some of your earlier participants stated, neither party has really addressed this issue in the way that we need to. i think we need to stop screaming at one another, work together across partisan lines and you know figure this out to finding it. there are seven people in the congress as i said who have not supported it in the past. two of them have indicated they will. every single member of congress representing the state of california, which overwhelmingly supports the dreamers, as you know, 25 -- more than 25% of the dreamers are living in california. l.a. is the epicenter, yet we're the sixth largest economy in the world, l.a. is the seventh largest economy in the world if you look at the metropolitan economy, and many people here are undocumented, working in ag, and construction and the service and hospitality industry and we ought to acknowledge that and
bring them in. >> thank you very much. >> always good to be on your show. >> what do you say to those who say look this is bad for jobs for american citizens, even though unemployment is obviously extremely low right now. >> that is right, the president is bragging that the unemployment is at a 16-year low. so it's kind of hard to make that case and make that arran argument, but i also say these young people who don't have papers, they have been brought here through no fault of their own. they have to be eligible to be a dreamer. you have to have no criminal record, you have to have a completely clean record. they're going into jobs, college, the military, this is something i think we ought to encourage. it does not come at the losing of someone else. >> they're paying taxes. >> they're paying taxes. >> and anyone -- matt earlier made a good point. there is no right or entitlement but there is responsibility i think from the rest of us, america, to take these young people who are contributing so much and want to contribute so
much and honor their status. >> and just from a human standpoint, are you sympathetic at all to their situation? >> certainly, many of us belong to churches, there is a component to caring. there is a component to care about the american citizens. paul, you look at the camera, they broke the law. they are law breakers, their status. >> they did not. >> there is plenty -- what is that act? >> what is that act of crossing the -- >> you can filibuster in a moment. it's not your show. and listen, in this country there are people that get in line legally to be immigrants. and then there are people that are citizens. we vote in angry electio electi team lost, the team that won is the team that said let's put americans first. we the people, if the congress now wants to change the laws. by the way, i'm for changing birth right citizenship. there is no country in the world that says come to the country
and have a baby, and be a citizen, no other country -- >> you know what the american people want, paul? they want less of the people like you who put americans last. >> really, thank you for that. >> and they want people to put america first. that is not a personal thing. that is just a preference for policy. >> this is a country, yes, we are a country of laws, but two things, agree what? the rule of law is made to serve society. it's not the other way around. so when societies evolve and situations are such that the laws no longer are serving that society, they change them. that is why we have lawmakers. >> the constitution serves americans. >> i'm not finished. >> not the world. >> that is why we have lawmakers and that is why right now today our immigration laws do not serve us well. which is why we have been trying to change it. yes, also difficu rk, it's diffe
reality on the economy, these dreamers contribute almost half a trillion dollars a decade to our economy. >> they take out, too. >> the jobs that they take are as -- people who wash dishes, they baby sit, they work at snow cone stands, they are minimum wage jobs and they want to go to school to be able to continue to contribute to this great society. this is a society that was based on immigrant labor, on immigrant commitment to work ethic, and that is something that trump and obviously the people who support him want to take. >> on one hand, it's interesting, the president talks about compassionate. on the other hand, the president is talking to capitol hill saying these people need to prepare for departure from the united states. >> and when you talk about trump, this is a classic example of trump and his administration and his campaign, during the campaign when he read off the
tell -- teleprompter, he said i feel for the dreamers, i have heart for the dreamers. if it was clear it was unconstitutional all, he could have sat down and gotten rid of it. instead his administration issued 200,000 new permits for daca, so this is something he wanted to have it both ways on. the idea that this was a clear cut promise that his base voted for when they elected him i don't think it was very clear. it was a case instead of people hearing what he wanted to hear when he spoke, even with the trump base this was not a popular thing to do. even the majority of voters who elected trump do not want to send the dreamers home. and so it's the politics that are very tricky, very different from the wall which was a clear campaign promise. >> we have to take a break, when we come back, trading threats with north korea, and more on hurricane irma heading this way. i count on my dell small business advisor
nuclear tests reflect korea's will to blow up the mainland. sources say they have spotted his army blowing up another melvin. the -- missile. earlier i talked to james clapper on the talks. here is his answer. >> what they're most concerned with is face and leverage and recognition of their status as a nuclear power. they want to be seen as part of that club. and -- you know, i think we kind of have to accept that. maybe a longer term goal to be denuclearization, but as a going-in proposition, just somewhat based on my own experience i think that is a nonstarter. they are not at this point just willingly give up their nuclear weapons as a price for negotiation. >> back with the panel now,
author of "nuclear showdown," takes on the world, and also columnist for "the daily beast." gordon, do you believe that at this point? >> well, if we put incentives on the north koreans that we have not seen before maybe they will change their minds. everybody says the chinese will never pressure the north koreas, and the north koreans will never give up their nukes, we can undermine the chinese economy which will go against their banks which have been money laundering. beijing has overwhelming influence on the north koreans. so if we start a chain of events it can actually affect not only china's decisions but also north korea. >> you're talking about destroying the chinese economy? >> well, not to destroy the chinese committeeconomy, but to
the u.s. laws, there were violations of money laundering, so we could declare to be a primary money laundering concern, that would mean it would no longer have access to dollars and rock the financial system that could rock their political system, and their financial system. the chinese know this, we don't want to do that but we do want to protect the american people and we do want to use elements of international power that we have. all trump would have to do would be say to the chinese he was willing to do these things and i think we would see beijing much more cooperative at the u.n. and is where. >> paul, there is obviously an issue -- where a lot of administrations -- >> i have long said the two options with north korea, war or china. and i think the president is sort of rattling the saberes in a way that i find disconcerting. but he has said maybe we should cut off all trade with anybody
who does business with north korea, which would be china. they're our third biggest customer, the whole globe would be damaged if the u.s. and china stopped trading entirely. but have you talked to those folks about the financial system? maybe that is a little more targeted. >> and trump is not going to terminate all of our business dealings with china -- shouow-- >> what he could do, treasury secretary secreta secretary mnuchin talked about strategies, these are types of things we haven't done. if we want a solution to this problem we probably have to consider things we would not have been a part of in the international conversation a couple of months ago. because if we continue to do the
things we have done in the past we are not going to get effective results. >> but to you bottom line, it's not acceptable to have a north korea that is nuclear capable? >> if they only wanted deterrence, it would be easy, we could just let them go. but they do two things, they sell this stuff to iran, and north korea has links to terrorist groups, so if we're happy about hezbollah having the bomb, then it's okay not to do nothing. but the more important thing is that you have an unstable situation on the korean peninsula, one rich, one poor. and the people in the poor korea are going to put up with that, but only if the kim regime actually goes out and accomplishes the core objective, which is to take over south korea. >> clapper's point was that if north korea didn't feel as much threat from south korea, if they felt kind of more accepted
long-term that their willingness may be to denuclearize may actually increase, and be less involved in international terror or what have you. >> perhaps, but we have to remember that the north korea nuclear program goes back to at least the middle of the 1960s. this has nothing to do with the u.s. this is really the world's most militaristic regime, wanting the most destructive weapons. we know they have status quos that they find to be unacceptable. we know the things they have done, but if they also have the world's thermonuclear weapons -- >> do you think it's from a rational point of view -- >> you know they look at the world differently. so when they put all that together i think that jokim
jong-un is acting very well. if they get the results they want, we are the most powerful nation and they still beat us up, that is probably a result of them being rational. >> did bernie sanders pave the way for the crooked hillary by donald trump? we'll have more on that, also hurricane irma, a category 5 heading this way. day 13. if only this were as easy as saving $600
almost a year after the 2016 presidential election, hillary clinton is taking on her former rival, bernie sanders in her new book. it's called "what happened" in leaked excerpts. clinton writes, he had to resort to innuendos. his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives and paving the way for trump's crooked hillary campaign. she also writes, he isn't a democrat, he got in to disrupt the democratic party. back now with the party. paul, what do you make of this, that she is essentially pointing
the finger at bernie sanders, sort of paving the way for the crooked hillary? >> in that respect, the book, they did already leak one excerpt where she said completely, this is on me, this loss is on me. that is very important for her supporters. the old rap on hillary, too car careful, now the new rap, oh, she is too blunt, it was his job to attack her, i actually thought it was a very clean primary, all in all. i didn't like some of the things he said, but guess what, i like hillary. >> do you think his attacks caused lasting damage? >> i think she certainly has a point in that the things that he said were lasting because you know, it is true what she says, he is not a democrat. but he did bring a lot of people into the fray, into the process. which is good. but he also i think gave a lot
of people the ability to not have to vote for a democrat, to not have to support her. and when you have the general election opponent, which was at this point trump, or you know we knew at this point he was going to be the nominee he was quoting bernie sanders, he was quoting bernie sanders using his words against hillary, so she absolutely has a point that he did cause lasting damage. >> she got a general election opponent who was somewhat stylistically like bernie sanders, in the sense he was a populist. if she were running against marco rubio -- >> she would have won. >> she would have basically gotten bernie behind her, and the typical, they want to take away social security. but instead she got this guy who could hitter from the populist left. >> and her point about the bernie bros, is absolutely true.
i can show you a slew of insults i got from them. so her point about the lasting damage to the party and there are people who didn't vote for trump but did vote for her -- >> but doesn't this preview the upcoming election? it's going to be cuomo versus warren, but as long as there is hillary out there brew be the contest, it's going to say to the democratic party who are you? >> it's very early. >> that is not what this is about. this is about the individual flaws of hillary clinton as a candidate. i think she is absolutely right this caused lasting damage to her, but what bernie sanders and his campaign did, they saw her vulnerabilities and they took advantage of them. that is what you do in politics, those vulnerabilities were a part of her and how people perceived her. you see the negatives, what people see in your opponent and you hammer on them and the idea
that that somehow is not fair, i would like to hear what the barack obama 2008 campaign would say about not being fair -- >> politics ain't -- this is a completely clean primary if you ask me. so i have no problem -- >> but the thing that i have been hearing from the clinton people that i think is still a little bit of a blind spot is this idea that someone else made people not like hillary clinton. people didn't like hillary clinton. it was a pre-existing condition for her, and for whatever reason it was that is something her opponents took advantage of. but it's not -- >> she simply stated fact. bernie's attacks caused lasting damage. by the way, did you see what trump's opponents cause -- >> if we take this excerpt and it's probably going to be a big
book, and all that, if you take the excerpt, it's part and parcel of hillary clinton, who is not willing to accept that they're not responsible. everybody says i know it's my fault, but let me tell you if it was not for bernie sanders. >> she completely -- she didn't only just do it in the book she has said it ever since the loss happened. but i do think that there is a very legitimate frustration and you see it in this excerpt and will probably see it more in the book, in that she couldn't go all out on bernie sanders the way that he went all out on her? >> did he go out on her -- saying i didn't care about your damn e-mails. >> there was a report where he said basically, president obama would not let me. not acceptable. >> it is one of the issues she talked about. >> excuse me, millions of people voted for senator sanders, sthe
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well, the latest on hurricane irma now, it is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the atlantic, on a collision course with puerto rico, and our tom sater is live in the weather center tracking it. any updates on the forecast? >> we have about another hour until we get the next advisory from the national hurricane center. i can update you. but the reason we're dealing with the size and magnitude, the environment is just pristine for this. we don't have any dry air trying to infiltrate the system. in the last two months we had a lot of saharan dust. this is about 23 miles in diameter, going to swallow some of the leeward islands, and barbuda, anguilla, the people
there can't just evacuate, they have to hunker down and hold out. british virgin islands as well as puerto rico. with the system, i think the storm will stay north of puerto rico, but this is new. we have a warning now for the coast of the dominican republic, as it moves counterclock wise it will throw . most likely will become a hurricane in the last 20 minutes or so. it will not follow irma and head to the north. the models, this is unbelievable. right now, irma is much stronger than harvey when it made landfall and devastated rockport in texas. there are differences, with harvey we didn't have a steering current. letic let's look at the steering current right now. this trop in the eastern in the
u.s., i wish it was hanging around. that's our one hope to get this off the seaboard. here comes another, this will save landfall from texas and louisiana but move it up of course into florida. what coast, we're not sure yet. >> how difficult is a storm like this to predict where the models are changing where it could end up? >> i think the biggest part of that question is everybody wants to know what's going to happen in their backyard several days from now. any time your casting this far out there's going to be some variation. again, this is not until saturday afternoon, when we watch it maybe interacting with cuba. then we have to watch where it turns. the timing is everything, sooner better than later because there is a small window where we think maybe it could slide off past the carolinas. as the models go off farther in time there are variation. those models and more agreement
will tighten the window down for us and we'll have a better idea. just make sure everybody understands, this doesn't mean a landfall in miami right now, but we're going to have to watch this day in and out. it is a gain with the models but they've been in greet agreement with the environment. >> i appreciate that. joining me now is the governor of puerto rico. thanks for being with us. there's a state of emergency. obviously i know the national guard has been activated. do you feel like puerto rico is ready? >> well, this type of event category 5, the sustained winds, it's hard to be ready but with certainly are prepared. we've been working in this administration to make sure we have all the protocols ready. we enacted first protocol started a week before irma hits landfall. so we're confident that we've done everything on our part. our main focus these last 44
hours have been making sure the people are safe there in their homes or shelters, should their infrastructure be weak. >> what is the shelter situation in puerto rico? >> we've identified 460 shelters, we've worked with them to make sure that citizens are aware. this afternoon we started a deployment strategy, deployment emergency strategy, particularly for those areas that could have severe flooding and due to weak infrastructure. our concern is for people to be safe if their homes and shelters. we're hoping this storm skid off the northeast of puerto rico but we're also preparing for
category five hurricane, the likes of which has never been seen in puerto rico would actually do landfall. >> i'm wondering just in terms of the storms puerto rico has been hit by in the past, how does this potentially compare? >> right. well we did sustain -- it's still going to be a very devastating storm. they are projecting right now that it will pass 30 miles north -- the northeast of puerto rico. still we're talking about a hurricane that's about 120 miles wind speed so it will still sustain particularly in the northern part. hurricane wind levels of category one or two. but anderson, should the model shift slightly lower as it has done so in the past hour, this could mean the full category five effects of this storm will
hit the island. those of course will be devastating. our focus is having people safe. >> governor, i wish you and all the people of puerto rico the best. let's go back to tom saider. tom, just where puerto rico is, at this point it could be north of the island? >> i think we're watching really a wednesday event for the northern part of the island. this is where we're going to have significant storm search for puerto rico. we only have a little bit of time. i think the eye is going to move over the eye of barbuda probably at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. when it moves over an guilla it'll probably be mid-morning tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon will be puerto rico. those warnings are in effect for parts of dominican republic. my thing is as strong as it is now the water is even warmer getting closer to cuba and the u.s. that's fuel for the system continuing to be a monster
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that's it for us, thank for watching. "cnn tonight" starts now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. this is our breaking news, look at that. a monster storm taking aim at the u.s. another political storm rocks the warehouse. this is cnn tonight, i'm don lemon. florida bracing for what could be the second cats stroesk storm to smash into u.s. mainland. this one even bigger than the last one, hurricane harvey. hurricane irma is its name. one of the strongest, 185 miles per hour, one of st