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terms. >> we're a president who promoted hate and division, encourages white supremacy. >> the most dangerous president in american history. >> because we're not going back. we're not going back. >> this is our chance in 2020. this is "new day weekend" with victor blackwell and christi paul. good to be with you this sunday. 2020 democratic candidates head to south florida this week for their first debate. >> the presidential hopefuls in south carolina yesterday making their pitch to voters, trying to stand out in a really crowded field. cnn was there. >> reporter: nearly the entire democratic primary field descended here on south carolina. all but one of the 23 democratic
presidential candidates was here pitching their message to voters. you had senator elizabeth warren talking about the need for structural change, saying the time for small ideas is over. and senator kamala harris was trying to sell her experience as a prosecutor, saying she's the best person to prosecute the case against president trump. take a listen to what she had to say. >> let me tell you, we need somebody on our stage when it comes time for that general election who knows how to recognize a rap sheet when they see it and prosecute the case. so, let's read that rap sheet, shall we? he asked black americans, what do you have to lose? we know civil investigations are down, hate crimes are up. let's look at that rap sheet where he told working people he would help them but instead passed a tax bill benefiting the top 1% and the biggest corporations of this country. said he would help the farmers
but passed what i call the trump trade tax by tweet and now we have farmers with soybeans rotting in bins and autoworkers who may be out of a job by the end of the year. let's look at that rap sheet where he said he would give everyone health care but still trying to rip health care away from anyone and turn back the clock on obamacare. let's talk about looking at that rap sheet where he has embraced dictators like kim jong-un and putin and taken their word over the word of the american intelligence community. let's prosecute the case. >> reporter: the candidates were keenly aware of the optics of this weekend, whether it was trying to sell their messages or trying to have a show of force. you had beto o'rourke bring up a bunch of supporters on stage, kind of making this into his own town hall. he was the only candidate to bring the supporters up on stage. later in the day you had cory booker and joe biden speaking back to back after a week of
tension between the two of them over the former vice president's comments working with segregation senators decades ago. that issue is still lingering over this democratic primary. after all the candidates appeared here in south carolina, the attention turns to miami this week where they will participate in the first presidential debates. with us now, maria, cnn political commentator. welcome back. >> good morning, victor. >> good morning to you. maria, let me start with you. senator harris is increasingly leaning on at least the narrative of that work as a prosecutor. do you think that's a good idea? >> i do think it's a good idea. frankly, this past weekend her speech was terrific. i think it's the best i've seen her so far. she's gotten a lot of accolades for it. i think what she's doing is using her experience as a prosecutor to make her case that she is the best one to prosecute the case against trump.
i thought it was a very smart way to do it it. the whole rap sheet riff was brilliant and creative in terms of using her own experience and her own background which, frankly, has been a bit of a source of criticism from some on the left, but i think it will be a huge -- a huge -- great thing for her in the general election. and i think that is what she is trying to position herself, as somebody who can really take it to trump during the general election. that's what democrats are looking for. >> once they get to the general election, it may be a good idea, but you know as the former spokeswoman for a prosecutor that every case in that office, every potential assistant da screwup could be, if you're making the center of your campaign, i'm the prosecutor, then all those prosecutions get a heightened level of attention. >> exactly. that's the risk she's running because, you know, trump could actually dig into her files to see what kind of case is she
prosecuted? we already know kamala harris has come under scrutiny because she was a prosecutor and did not support certain criminal justice reforms. i agree with maria that it was good for her to lay out her career as a prosecutor in a different way. she focused more on white-collar crimes and looked at donald trump and laid out concrete examples of how he has broken the law, if you will. here's the deal. donald trump has not been charged with anything. i think a lot of people are at the point where they don't want to necessarily see him prosecuted on the stage. they want someone that's going to focus more on the policies, as we've seen with other candidates. >> let's talk about -- let's do a hybrid here. the policies of criminal justice. if we take your segue off there and turn to joe biden and what he talked about, changes he would offer to the criminal justice system. watch. >> no more mandatory minimums,
period, and private prisons which we did in our bill, period. fund my drug court so about $1 billion a year. no one should be going to jail because they are addicted. they should be going into rehabilitation, not to jail. >> he's getting a lot of amens from the crowd there, but of course there is still the legacy of that 1994 crime bill. it's been a point of contention between the vice president and other democrats running. is that a significant vulnerability for biden? >> i think it will certainly be an issue he's going to have to continue to talk about, as will other democrats that are running that will be on this stage in the upcoming debates. for example, bernie sanders also voted for the crime bill. these will be issues that everyone who was there and voted for it are going to have to answer. again, i think what biden did was similar to what kamala harris did, he presented what he
against the world. >> reporter: bolton quoted president trump saying he called off the strike at this time. he stressed those words. essentially implying an open-ended threat saying military action is not off the table depending on how iran responds to upcoming sanctions. he has details are coming tomorrow. a very tense time. this wasn't bolton's original reason to be here. yes, he was here to talk about iran but mostly iran and syria
with counterparts. victor and christi, it's important to remember, of those three nations, u.s., israel and russia, russia is much more on iran's side. >> important point to make there. we appreciate it so much. thank you. >> let's go to sarah westwood at the white house. he said additional sanctions would bring iran to the table but they have no interest in negotiating. what's his strategy now? >> reporter: you see president trump moving from -- pushing towards a military response to iran's downing of a u.s. drone to an economic response. he wants to punish iran economically by imposing more sanctions. even president trump acknowledged yesterday, though, that it's hard to believe that more sanctions could be effective given just how many sanctions iran is already facing. the trump administration has been ratcheting those up since trump took office.
president trump took some shots at his predecessor's nuclear deal. he has long been very critical of the obama nuclear deal and yet suggested he wants to take a similar approach, which is to use the economic pressure of sanctions to drive iran to the bargaining table, some deal that results in iran giving up its pursuit of nuclear weapons. president trump suggested iran could unlock economic prosperity if they were to abandon its nuclear pursuits. take a listen. >> iran wants to become a wealthy nation again. become a prosperous nation. we'll call it, let's make iran great again. does that make sense? make iran great again. it's okay with me. >> reporter: this is similar to the argument president trump has used in his approach to north korea, which is suggesting if north korea gave up its nuclear arsenal, they too could achieve economic prosperity. president trump said he initially imposed sanctions
against iran on thursday night. that's not true, though. he said those sanctions will go into effect on monday. the president currently is at camp david, meeting with aides and advisers. he said he will be discussing iran while in camp david. >> sarah westwood, thank you. really appreciate it. well, the penpals are reportedly at it again. north korea state media says dictator kim jong-un has received an excellent letter from president trump. >> we haven't received confirmation from the white house that president trump did, indeed, send the letter. according to north korean state media, kim jong-un said he appreciated the, quote, extraordinary courage of president trump. >> this is not the first mysterious letter to be exchanged between the leaders. earlier this month president trump told reporters about a beautiful letter. first excellence, now beautiful one he received from kim. according to sources, the letter lacked substance and did not have any details on a way
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president trump is putting plans to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants on hold for the moment. here's his tweet. he said at the request of democrats, i've delayed the illegal immigration removal process for two weeks to see if democrats and republicans can get together and work out a solution to the asylum and loophole problems at the southern border. if not, deportations start. >> undocumented families and activists are relieved and some of them are speaking with cnn. >> reporter: here in los angeles, right at the top, mayor eric garcetti had called these threatened sweeps inhumane. so, when they were called off, there was a sense of relief and also a lot of cynicism, that's because a lot of activist groups for the immigrants have long said they believe that donald trump uses all these threatened sweeps as mere political grandstanding.
>> we've seen this from the trump administration since the day he announced him running, his campaign in 2016. he's been doing this to feed the trolls, to feed his supporters, to let them know he's doing something about the quote/unquote, immigration problem. it's just part of his m.o. even into his presidency. >> reporter: although the sweeps were called off, the immigrant activists here had already set in motion a series of measures that they thought would help these immigrants. among them, free legal counseling. they were setting up what they would call the sanctuary network where people could go to churches or homes. and this, the red cards they got the word out in a myriad of locations that immigrants should know under their fifth amendment rights they have the right to remain silent so they wouldn't have to talk to an i.c.e. officer. and they also made it clear, under the fourth amendment they did not have to allow anyone into their home, this would be an i.c.e. agent, who basically did not have a search warrant
signed with their name on it. so, they were prepared. they say this means they will be prepared here in the future if there are any more threatened i.c.e. sweeps. now back to you. >> paul, thank you so much. immigration attorney jessica stern with us now. so good to see you. the mayor of los angeles makes a valid point about the people that i.c.e. would have arrested. let's listen to this. >> these aren't just random people. these aren't individual people. these are often the parents of u.s. citizen children. we are pro-family here in los angeles and in cities across the country. that's why we don't believe in not only dividing american people but dividing families. >> so, help us understand what's going on with family separations specifically in these so-called, i guess they're called ckangaro courts. >> it is absolutely a kangaroo court. i practice in immigration court every day. these i.c.e. raids specifically
were meant to target 2,000 people that have deportation orders already, but really the intention is to terrorize millions. specifically those who are undocumented, who could be at risk of being deported. really the purpose is to make them deport themselves because the courts can't handle it. this administration cannot finish what it started by detailing so many people that the court cannot process properly. my clients are not getting fair hearings in court. there are not enough resources to properly provide the right conditions, whether they're detained. and when they're in court, they're rushed through the process when not receiving due process of law, whether it's asylum or proving they've been in the country for so many years with u.s. citizen children who would suffer extremely if they're deported. >> help us understand these red cards.
apparently some immigrants are handed red cards that inform them of their rights. how do they work? >> sure. it's trying to inform people of their rights because a lot of people feel like they don't have any as undocumented immigrants. the constitution applies to everyone in our country, whether you're a u.s. citizen or not. this is helping people understand that you do have the right to not have people barge into your home and invade your personal space without a valid warrant. most of the time the detailers the i.c.e. officers have is a piece of paper. it's not a judicial warrant. it might give them the opportunity to detain someone who's in violation of immigration law, but it doesn't give them the right to barge into their home, create fear and trauma for the kids inside. it's helping people understand, you don't have to open your door and let officers in. you don't have to talk to them. if someone does come to
someone's home with a detainer, step outside of your door, close the door behind you and do not let them into your home where many other people are at risk. it's just helping people understand what their rights are and make sure there's some level of protection for them. >> jessica, thank you so much for taking the time with us this morning. >> thank you, christi. more breaking news on the tense standoff with iran. an iranian commander has just been on state tv saying this. the u.s. needs to act responsibly to protect the lives of the soldiers in the region, which sounds to some degree, some of you who might hear it, as a threat. we'll continue to follow this for you. we'll be right back. the lexus es... ♪ ...every curve, every innovation, every feeling... ...a product of mastery. lease the 2019 es 350
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we do have breaking news on the standoff with iran. an iranian commander has just been on state tv there, appearing to make a threat towards the u.s. fred fl fred pleitgen is in tehran. what can you tell us was said here and the meaning behind it. >> reporter: hi, christi. this is a senior iranian general and this is a quote he gave to iranian television. he said the u.s. should act responsibly to protect the lives of american forces operating in the region. obviously what he's saying here is if there was some sort of military escalation between the united states and iran, it would affect u.s. forces in the entire region. one of the things the iranians have been saying, if there was a strike if there was a strike by president trump, by administration on iran in retaliation for the downing of that drone that the iranians would have dealt the u.s., as they put it, a crushing response, they would have responded forcefully to that. one of the things the iranians
have been telling me again and again, senior iranian commanders, they say, look, one of the things the americans need to understand the iranians have proxy forces in the region. almost every american military base in the middle east, there's an iranian militia that would be ready to get involved if there's an escalation with the united states. one of the things the iranians said earlier today, they said if things escalate between the u.s. and iran, the security situation here in the entire middle eastern region could become unmanageable, as they put it. strong words coming from the iranians. the clear indication that any sort of hostilities between the u.s. and iran would not stay limited to the military forces of these two countries but would, indeed, the iranians put it, spread throughout the entire middle east. >> fred pleitgen, thank you for the latest. we appreciate it so much.
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problem? if so, i need to tell the right people in the test team. >> reporter: so, how did you end up the only woman in the firing room during the launch of apollo 11? >> my director of information systems called me in and said, you're our best communicator. we're going to have you on the console. later i found out, he had to go and convince the center director dr. kurt debus it was going to be okay. >> reporter: do you think it was okay with the men in the room? >> no, no. >> reporter: exactly. >> no, i don't think so. >> reporter: growing up she had a love for science and learning. >> joann was an insay shashl reader. she skipped the first grade. she did not want a doll for christmas. she wanted a chemistry set or erector set. >> reporter: she interned at u.s. ballistic missile agency and went on to be the first
female engineer at cape canaveral. what was it like when you first started at nasa? >> it was pretty intense. it was all men. a lot of the buildings i worked in didn't have ladies' rest rooms. ♪ >> reporter: just like the women in the movie "hidden figures," joann had to go to a different building or use the men's room. >> sometimes during tests, the guard was just great. he would come over and say, you need a little break? i'll police the men's room. >> reporter: when joann first started working in the firing room, she also got some obscene phone calls. >> one time when one of them came through, i slammed the phone down and one of the division operators from the station downstairs came up and he said, is something wrong? is something wrong? i said, yeah. an obscene phone call. but i never let myself feel like an object. i was not going to be an object, you know.
i just had too much fearlessness in me to let that be any kind of deterrent. >> reporter: roy tharpe sat next to joann in the firing room. >> we were all men. joann was there. she was a looker. you could never pull anything over on her because she would take and cut you to pieces because, technically, she was extremely competent. >> reporter: were there some men, though, who didn't want her in there? >> right. but no doubt about it, she had the moxie of what it took to be in a position of being the only woman in the firing room for apollo 11. >> we have main engine start. four, three, two, one, zero, lift-off. >> i got to feel the launch, the vibration of the lift-off once the shock wave hit the building,
the false floor shook. my console shook. it was so slow. it just lumbers. you think, it's never going to get off the ground. it just creeps and creeps. once it's gone, it's like, okay, come o engine, you burn perfectly for me. >> reporter: where did you watch the actual moon landing? >> my husband is a school teacher. he wanted to go on a fishing trip. that evening we had a great dinner and bottle of champagne and we went back to watch it on tv with everybody else. >> the eagle has landed. >> you have a bunch of guys about to turn blue. we're breathing again. thanks a lot. >> we are sitting there watching and it was just so dramatic. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> and my husband looked at me and he said, you are going to be in the history books.
>> reporter: after apollo 11, her career took off. over 45 years from 1958 to 2003, she continued to break barriers and became the first female senior executive at the kennedy space center. >> when you looked at joann and the way she worked the politics and the way she did things, she had greatness. >> reporter: do you think you would be where you are today without someone like joann morgan? >> no, i don't. she was a champion for me. she's a huge inspiration to say, you can do this. >> reporter: you've been described as fearless. where does that come from? >> i think it comes from that tiny little child, seeing my dad go off to war and my dad turning around and saying, little jo, you're in charge, saluted and off he went. my grandmother said, i saw you get your bossy on. >> reporter: did you get your
bossy on at nasa? >> yes, i did. i had to get my bossy on sometimes. ♪ i always played piano. for many years i thought i was going to be a piano teacher, but my track changed after my dad moved us to florida and i saw rocket launches. >> reporter: you're retired now in montana but there was a point where you actually wanted to retire on mars. >> well, i thought they should have a geriatric program. 15 years ago i would have been a volunteer. >> reporter: so, when you come outside and you look at the moon at night here, what do you think? >> oh, i got to help put 12 people to walk on that moon. i love telling everybody about it, too. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, big fork, montana. >> don't forget, the award-winning cnn film "apollo 11" premiering tonight at 9:00
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