Trump, "I Didn't Downplay Coronavirus"; Trump On Tape, "I Wanted To Always Play It Down"
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That is known to disproportionately harm low income families in minority communities. Well I didn't downplay it I actually in many ways. I, played it in terms of action. My accent was very strong. Nicholas. What I did was with China I put a ban on with Europe I put a ban on and we would have lost thousands of more people had I not put the ban on. So that was called. Not with the mouth but in actual fact. We did have very, very good job when we put that ban on whether you call the talent or luck. So we saved a lot of lives when we did that there were holes in the ban in the European bandon come for another month while they were Americans I, mean the holes in where if you have somebody in China, that's an American citizen we had to let them in. All right. There's a lot in there, but let's just start with this that he said he pleaded he never never downplayed it obviously not. I mean. Here is president trump's own words on this issue. Now, it's turning out. It's not just old people because today and yesterday. Some startling facts came out. It's not just old older. People, to plenty of young people well, I think Bob really to be honest with you. I want you tie wanted to I wanted to always play it down I still like playing it down. Yes because I don't want to create a panic. So he says he up played, you heard it from him that he downplayed it, and of course, we know that right I mean he did so repeatedly and he has criticized the scientists from the start and now CNN is learning the spokesman for the administration's coronavirus response on. Michael. Caputo maybe forced to go this because he was accusing scientists working on the pandemic quote sedition. In fact, claiming the CDC has formed a quote resistance unit that is trying to undermine the president during a deadly pandemic even warning of violence from left wing so-called hit squads related to this. So now this all. COMES OUT KAPITO admits to saying all these things apologizes to staff at the Department of Health and Human Services. But this may not be enough a source telling CNN Caputo is on thin ice is baseless conspiracy theories of course are dangerous. Now, the thing about this is he is now blaming stress and health issues for his comments but that that may be true in terms of his feelings. But what he said and those kinds of comments of sedition and and left-wing mobs that is reflective of the sentiments of his boss President trump right that's what president trump thinks he says and thinks so. It no surprise it comes from spokesperson. Trump's disdain for scientific facts on things. Including masks are partly why scientific magazine is endorsing Joe Biden It is the first time scientific. American has endorsed a politician in one, hundred, seventy, five years its entire history they have never done it and they're doing it now because of science. Trump's assault on science, and it is now taking a toll on America's reputation. Here's a poll according to Pew Research The world's view of America has plunged to pull thirteen nations found only fifteen percent saying the United States has handling the has ended pandemic well. That is lower than China. And not only across the people across the globe actually trust trump less than the leaders of China and Russia according to this poll to authoritarian leaders with regimes associated with things like poisoning rivals, murdering journalists, hiring crow virus facts, both of those leaders pull better. And yet the president united. States who were various polls believes the world envies his response. We are. An. Absolute leader. In every way, we are the envy of the world figure I look at his death and death is going up now. Thousand, day if you look at. going. Nuts daily death take a look at some of these charts I. Love To. We're going to look let's look and if you look at. Their start to go up again. Right here United States is lowest in D-. Numerous categories. Were lower than the world lo the lower than Europe. Of course, the US lags Asia and Europe, in fact, Bill Gates who called this the pandemic of a century on day one who has since donated more than one hundred, million dollars to find a vaccine tells stat news. Now that quote you know this has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way it's shocking. It's unbelievable. The fact that we would be among the worst in the world. That's what he said. The United States failure to stop the death toll. Now, putting these words from President trump in jeopardy. We're going to be respected again, we're not going to be a laughing stock like we have been. We have gone from being a laughing stock. We'll go to the exact opposite. We're no longer going to be a laughing-stock. China polls better. Kaitlan Collins is out front live at the White House Kaitlyn. You've been talking to your sources on this Caputo new news and developments there. What are you learning tonight? Yeah. So basically what we saw happen today was this pretty abruptly scheduled meeting where Caputo apologize to other. Staffers after he went on that rant on facebook on Sunday something of New York. Times first reported where he was basically saying that they believe that government scientists are actively working against the president he said committing sedition and also said that Joe Biden if he lost the election, he did not believe would concede that there would be political violence that would follow obviously these alarming statements coming from a top. Official as a Department of Health and Human Services time of crisis that we're are seeing with this pandemic going on, and basically what we heard was that he was apologizing for putting the department in a bad light embarrassing the just secretary Alexander are but there are genuinely people including Michael Caputo and others in the this administration even that we've seen from the president himself that do believe there are government. Scientists working in this administration who are actively trying to undermine any kind of effort to produce vaccine or therapeutics because they think politically, it could hurt the president. So that is definitely a sentiment that people in this White House and this administration overall actually do believe but I think with Caputo what we've seen as he said that he would consider potentially taking a leave of absence for some physical health. Issues that he's going through. It's still not clear if he's going to do that it doesn't seem that a decision has been made, but he is someone who is brought on early on during the coronavirus basically to service to check on the HHS Secretary Alexander when there was some distrust among White House officials of him. So he is someone who is a political ally of the president a longtime friend. Of Roger Stone's they kind of that kind of person. So you the question of whether or not he's staying or going is still to be determined but overall, the response on Corona virus here is still being harshly judged and you can see the president now in that ABC town hall that you showed at the beginning of this where he is trying to change what he's been saying publicly about this. Because not only did he admit to publicly downplay or two privately downplaying are pop privately acknowledging the dangers of Corona virus to Bob? Woodward. Those audiotapes he defended doing. So just last week, and now he is trying to say he did the opposite by the actions he took when of course, we have all seen what the White House did or did not do the month of February when it comes. To Corona virus. All right thank you very much Caitlin and I WANNA go now to Dr Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, which is at the forefront of the effort to increase testing in this country, which of course, as we all know has been huge struggle and failure. So much of the way you're doing so much to change that foundation working with a number of states run. By Democrats and Republicans to increase testing capacity so that really appreciate your time. Let me ask you about with the president just said in that town hall he said he actually was up playing the virus by his actions is actions as opposed to his his words. Obviously we we know that he downplayed it and he told Woodward, what's your reaction that you had the president? He up played the virus. I don't know how to react to a playing downplaying is worse. The reality is from the very beginning in March. The Rockefeller Foundation brought together on a bipartisan basis Republicans and Democrats scientists and industry leaders, public health experts, mayors, and governors across the country in issued a plan to get ahead of Corona virus, and it was anchored in widespread ubiquitous testing when we were doing five or six, hundred, thousand tests a week, and we called for getting to thirty million tests a week before the new flu season hit this fall and we've supported thirty. Cities and states around the country including ten five led by governors five that are Democrats by Republicans that have come together to follow the strategies and untechnical recommendations we've issued in in my view. What we need is bold leadership a massive effort around testing and contact tracing because this is going to get much worse if we don't take this even more seriously than it's been being taken right now, which I think is a really significant thing to say You know when you say this is going to get much worse if we don't take it more seriously, I mean the president is telling Americans rounding the corner and this news on Michael Caputo the HHS spokesperson you know is coming up right after Dr Shaw, we learned that Caputo and his team at HHS were pushing to change the language in the weekly Science reports released by the CDC and you wrote. In an op Ed after the CDC changed its testing guidelines and I quote you the CDC the Federal Agency that should be crushing the pandemic is promoting policies that prolong it. So when you hear about, you know fights over the weekly science language and and this kind of flip flop on policy and you know how how much can we trust the CDC now that we know politics are so much a part of this. Well, the reality is the CDC has been the world's Best Centers for Disease Control for seventy eighty years. It's an absolutely critical global institution and the reason I did that bed with Harold Varmus a former. Director of the national, Institutes of health was to make the point that unless the CDC starts putting out guidance that allows schools and universities and nursing homes and meat packing plants around this country to figure out how to test regularly people who do not have symptoms. America's not going to get ahead of covid nineteen and I stick by that because the reality is forty to fifty percent of all spread is a symptomatic individuals. We now have to the work of they operate parts of operation warp speed in HHS, well as the Rockefeller Foundation dozens of partners in industry. We now have new tests that are fast that are fairly accurate that are cheap that could help America turned the corner, but we have to prioritize screening people who do not have symptoms and allow schools to be operational nursing homes to be safe in America to actually get ahead of this, and that's GonNa take more investment and more leadership than we're seeing right now and and you know you talk about these people they cellini need to wake up in the morning. And take a test and get results right. Have it wirelessly report their school are their workplace and and all the sudden the you know the then this would work and you've talked about thirty million tests per week back Tober you mentioned that number in the in the interview Your Foundation released a report we need to be doing one, hundred, ninety, three, million tests in schools and nursing homes. You know monthly to safely reopen and keep it keep it open but yet the numbers now are twenty one, point five, million over the past month right that compares to the one hundred, ninety, three, million, you say we need. Why are we so far behind your recommendations? Well. We've actually partnered with the Duke. MARGOLIS senator to put the report out that you mentioned I. Think it's because we have not had a national priority around a symptomatic screening testing testing people who do not have symptoms and a national strategy would involve first and foremost paying for those tests so that you know the local public school systems don't have to bear the brunt of that that hasn't been put in place yet we've asked Congress for up to forty five, billion dollars. For that purpose, we have not yet seen although HHS has gone outed and pre a pre procured about one hundred, fifty, million of these rapid antigen tests for use the nursing homes and other critical institutions. That is still weeks two months away from having an impact on the ground and and you know the new flu season is approaching right now. So I remain very concerned and I think it's not too late for America to. Embrace the massive public investment the new clear protocols and guidelines and new best practices for testing contact tracing the very basics of science based public health response so that frankly our kids can go back to school in weakened operate more safely. That just shy really appreciate your time I remind our viewers. Admiral now who's been in charge of testing for the White House recently said we're doing the appropriate about of testing to reduce the spread. So we're still getting all this contradictory information out of the White House teen. Thank you so much Dr Shaw. Thank you in next the breaking news live pictures at Pensacola Hurricane sally already lashing parts of the Gulf coast the third hurricane to hit the area justice season, and we've got months to go tonight the major concern life threatening storm surge that is just hours away and the president tonight deflecting questions about climate change as the US is getting hit with the busiest hurricane season on record with wildfires in multiple states, ravaging and dramatic new video from the moments. After two deputies were shot pointblank investigators tonight have any leads on the shooter sheriff of Los Angeles County is my guest. facebook continues to take critical steps to better secure their platforms that includes more than tripling safety and security teams thirty five thousand people and partnering with Security Researchers and Law enforcement they support updating. Internet. Regulations to address today's challenges and hold companies including. There's accountable for combating foreign election interference protecting people's privacy and enabling safe and easy data portability between platforms learn more at about F. B. Dot com slash regulation. News. Hours away from Hurricane Sally Making Landfall on the Gulf coast the third hurricane this season to hit the Gulf coast questioned the conditions. I'm sorry. Quickly deteriorating this hour the region bracing after warnings the storm could bring extreme life threatening flash flooding, several months, worth of rain several months worth of rain in just a couple of days and check out these amazing images of this is from space. Stunning. You see those you. Know I guess appears to be bright thunder lightning showing the bubbling clouds and lightning erupting there all the way around that storm I WANNA go straight to Gary Tuchman. He's on the ground in Pensacola, Beach Florida more than two feet of rain possible in some areas where you are gary three to five feet of storm surge. What is it like Wow i? It certainly we we can see the gus what he's saying. PUTS. A Cola beach. Beaches in the United States. But right now, it's not particularly inviting the outer wall of Sally has arrived here, and the rain has been torrential her hours now and expected to continue no way for most of the day tomorrow to. This beach right here is on Cinta rose. Island. Island right now many of the bridges around the closed down many of the roads already flooded. Once again, this is the beginning of the event. Help behind the as you can see it it's like wait conditions. It's like being on a ski slope is the fourteen hundred foot fishing pier here in Panama. Excuse me? You're on the beach of water just got him out. That peered very popular place people have fish. It's almost a third of a mile long. We're very concerned what's going to happen to that. For we cover. That get the story I remember during Hurricane Katrina. I was in. Louisiana. and. Gulfport at this. Aquarium and this aquarium I said to myself this is going to be destroyed and sure enough it was several dolphins ended up in Washington the Gulf of Mexico miraculously they were rescued a few days later but I think that what I've covered hurricane of this power, what's going to happen to the homes and the businesses and the people but I can tell you Erin as most of the people are safely in homes using very few people wandering around. There are very few evacuation centers. Part of the reason is because of Cova people don't want to be with others during this pandemic. pull. My Hat. That's amazing. But the fact is people are taking it seriously. They're saying their home and this is not going to be the event that we had to Annapolis, Lord? There's not going to be one hundred, forty miles per hour wind eighty mph backs but a lot more rain and it's GonNa. Create a lot of flooding. There's no question about. And Gary is is is you're standing there You know how many hours do they say you are away from it? Really really hitting I mean it is amazing. It does look like like snow blanketed in snow behind you. All right Gary. Gary I think he can't hear me by various obviously can't he's walking out of our shop there a you start to see these things transmission as a storm approaches I want to go to Tom Sater in the weather center. So time you see those pictures that I was just saying to Gary behind him. It really did look like snow right? I mean just that sort of white out conditions and just that amount of rain that's coming through is the storm right now how dangerous could have be? Well I tell you as bad as it was in those pictures with Gary. It's worse just to the West areas of Orange Beach Gulf shores. Dolphin Island. We're looking still at a category one Aaron it reached its peak last night and overnight. When it was a category two, we don't expect it to grow anymore, but it doesn't have to. It's moving at two miles per hour. If it stays at two miles per hour, it won't make landfall till tomorrow afternoon. If it picks up speed just one to two miles per hour, it'll be tomorrow morning we're not really sure we've lost all steering currents in this we've had so much rainfall New Orleans, they may get a passing shower tornado. Watch in red here this box until six in the morning, you can see where the spin is. Again, it's not moving much. So it's been wave after wave of heavy rainfall tornadoes a possibility just to the east of the centre all this purple rain that has fallen. This is already six ten to twenty inches some areas over twenty so that all has to move in. So Pensacola over to Destin Panama City they're going to get hit hard with these waves as well but let's break this down wind gusts already near sixty in Pensacola. They're expected to get seventy eighty ninety in the coming hours as still offshore. When you look at again, what we're forecasting here because it's ongoing two. Days ago it was expected to head over to New Orleans they're not even in the warnings anymore. So it's been whittled down somewhat it does look somewhere around mobile mobile bay, but areas to that east is where it's going to be significant this model and outlier heads toward Pensacola. At still possible we're still not sure the surge right now in the possibility of wins, we do have power knocked out. There appears that are damaged damage we had to riverboat casinos broke away from their security notice the surge it's been reduced significantly from seven to eleven feet down to three four even six but it doesn't matter because that's surge even at two or three feet, Aaron is going to keep. The barrier it's GONNA act like a wall keep all of that rain flooding. In one area. We may have several regions that could have a one in one hundred year flood of that. That's how dangerous in the flooding go all the way to the Carolinas it's unbelievable. These one year events keep happening every year. All right, Tom Thank you very much as we're watching the storm and by the way multiple storms behind it now on on on their way on the other side of the country, the West Coast death toll rising from the wildfires at least three dozen people killed in California, Oregon, and Washington as firefighters race to control. Now, nearly ninety wildfires Martin savage is out front. In Oregon firefighters. Loading up and heading up. Including elite hotshot teams. Trying to rein in the massive riverside fire outside Portland one of three dozen blazes burning in the state, the effects of the historic Western wildfires now spreading far beyond the region seen from space smoke from the fires streaming across the country reaching the skies of new. York the smoke even forced flight cancellations schools in northern Oregon remained closed as million shelter in place from smoke choked air classified a health hazard these fires in Oregon they're apocalyptic going through a couple towns that had been absolutely incinerated Oregon Governor says the State is stretched to its limits. Last week, it had pre thousand firefighters this week nearly double that number and still more are needed. And in anonymous I'm for the first time in its history Oregon's preparing to use it's mobile Mork with the team of seventy five forensic specialists or able to stick take those dreamers up a central location and this time we're able to take in any. Fire victims all the counties ended this facility with as many as fifty people listed as missing or unaccounted for the state is bracing for a rising death toll. Even the plane subside is behind this facility is so that we could give. Families, closures. In neighboring California with fires have been even deadlier the campus family considered themselves fortunate to be alive. There's the fire coming down to burn all my Barn I. Trying to fight the planes on their far before fleeing. On the outskirts of Los, Angeles at the bobcat fire a desperate battle shaping up between firefighters flames at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. The next twenty four hours could be decisive. We've got a lot of dirty brash thirty growth ladder layered, and so it burns deep down in there and climbs through the trees and the roles with the hills. Luckily, we don't have any wind driving the fire right now back outside Portland in the near deserted neighborhood sophisticated volunteers deliver food those refusing to leave. We all had a pretty grim outlook and the fact that the firefighter stopped it nothing short of amazing I. Think it's a miracle across Oregon and much of the West. They will need a lot more miracles in the days and weeks to come. Out here at the riverside fire, they had another good day. Firefighters made good progress. They're trying to build up the containment around this fire and others in the state. They are pressed for time because weather is moving in, it'll bring high winds it'll bring lightning it could also bring welcome rain there. Right thank you very much Martin and I want to go now to Christine Todd Whitman former Republican governor of New Jersey for EPA administrator under President George, W Bush and now supporting Joe Biden for President Governor, I appreciate your time tonight. So we're seeing this extreme weather across the country the wildfires at least a dozen people killed ninety of them. Now burning across the western part of this country hurricane sally the seventh of the season there's on average only six hurricanes and there's three other named storms behind Sally and we've got two and a half months to go and hurricane season. Do you have any doubts at this point I mean is this just A variety of different reasons and happening this or is this About climate change. Largely about climate change but there are other things I mean with the fires there's no question that forest management could be better in some places. But of course in California the majority of the forest burning are under federal control, their federal land. So that comes back on the federal government. But no, this is exactly what we have been told to expect from climate change. What scientists have telling us been telling us for ages, and by the way, there are more things that come with this. Because if you have these fires at, you have temperatures warming, you have different the change, the ecosystem in different pathogen start to come together animals. Interact with one another that didn't before and come closer to humans and I carry diseases for which we have no immunity. So there's a whole lot of reasons why we should take this issue extremely seriously and start to back our scientists when they tell us the kinds of things we can do we can't stop it, but we could slow it and we could prepare ourselves better and that's what we need to focus. So again, the president today deflected when he was asked whether he believes in climate change right as if it's something one would believe it or not believe him but he deflected it, and of course, yesterday laughed the whole thing off we remind you of what he did. If, we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it's all about education management. We're not going to succeed together protecting Californians. It'll start getting cooler. Just you just watch I wish science coach. I don't think signs knows actually. As a former chief, EPA, what did you think when you watch that exchange? Was Mind Boggling it was shameful. It was embarrassing. The President United States be that And to say that that scientists don't know when he is not a scientist when people more and more people are understanding this change. This is what happens. We've seen it. It's coming out. As you pointed out earlier, you have the hundred year floods now in storms coming very much more frequently they certainly not every hundred years. This is something that is real. It's not an just as he said with cove, it was going to go away. We really believe in that suddenly going to get cooler magically. I mean the man doesn't he won't. Support. Any kind of science doesn't support his narrative and unfortunately everything he says, is tire focus about his reelection whether it's true or not. He puts other people in Jeopardy I. mean these rallies said he holds indoors where he has the supporters who are going to be behind him on camera wear masks but not the rest of the crowd in me. Fine. They may get sick that's great but they also will probably infect others who didn't go to these rallies don't WanNa have part of them. It's just so self centered and So ignorant that it it really is frustrating to see this happen governor. I appreciate your time. Thank you. My pleasure. And next a manhunt growing more urgent tonight after two deputies were ambushed shot and Compton. What do authorities now know about the shooter the Sheriff of Los Angeles County is going to tell you everything. He knows next Joe Biden fighting back as trump ramps up claims of a rigged election. You're going to have problems with the balance like nobody's ever seen before. This November will experience one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime and with headlines changing every hour. You need a guy something to show you how all all the stories together in why they matter. I'm David Chalian in I'm emily. Henderson and each week on our new podcast. We'll help you tune out the noise and tune in to what's politically sound. Politically sound a new podcast from CNN listening wherever you get your podcast. Tonight heroic actions by one of the deputies shot in the ambush attack incompetent new video were about to play shows the deputies taking cover moments after the shooting. We want to warn you the video is disturbing Sarah Cider has the report. And incredible show of bravery, a thirty, one year, old L, a sheriff's deputy profusely bleeding from a bullet to the face is seen helping save her twenty four year old partner. She applies a tourniquet to his bloodied arm and help him move behind a pillar to avoid taking on more fire. Both have already been shot multiple times. Surveillance video shows the ambush a shooter fires into their. Car, while they sit in their vehicle outside a metro stop and calm ten female deputy after getting shot both of them four five times her with a broken jaw in the face stepped out gave a tourniquet to her fellow deputy who had been shot in the head is well, probably saved his life while calling for help she and her partner had just become deputies fourteen months ago. The mother of a six-year-old is seen here. She proudly graduated from the Police Academy and Twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred as they are recovering from their injuries at the hospital a callous call for their death by a gathering of about by people outside the hospital. The leader of the group that calls itself L. as Africa town coalition says, he hopes the shooting is in retaliation for the shooting of black and Brown people by the. The most recent shooting sparked protests in Compton when deputies shot Dijon Kizzie for an alleged bicycle. The family says Kizzie was shot in the back and investigation is still underway business start of retribution. Very good start. The LSD has faced serious controversy over the years it sheriff convicted of lying in two thousand sixteen was fired and jailed. There has also been a lawsuit accusing deputies of forming a gang inside the department. The most recent accusation and a complaint by a deputy wissel blower said in a deposition deputies formed a gang called the executioners incompetent. He says, they sported the same tattoos and used excessive force on suspects me being a field training officer. The supervisor and I have to. report this this behavior this sheriff. Deputies Union responded to those claims, the accusations of there being criminal gangs within the sheriff's department. That's ridiculous. California Congresswoman Karen. Bass responding to the Union and the horrific shooting that was horrific that happened. But that gang issue is one that surfaces in the Sheriff Department every few years and for the Union to say that they don't believe that exists I think is is a problem but they both agree even the idea of retaliation like this is sickening. So the people the group that came out here and and screamed, we hope you die that in itself is also pathetic. Maybe. Not as bad as the guy that actually pulled the trigger, but it's just as bad. In a long time. Compton resident who owns a business here came up to us and said, he can't believe anyone would wish for the demise of these two deputies. They are still recovering in the hospital behind me. They are in critical but stable condition one, hundred and seventy five, thousand dollar reward is now being offered for anyone who can give information leading to the arrest of the shooting suspect Aaron Sarah Thank you and I want to go straight now to the Los Angeles County Sheriff. UEVA sheriff I I really appreciate your time. I know you have been able to visit both deputies in hospital how are they doing? While they're in there's still an intensive carer they're in stable condition they're facing a long road to recovery and a lot of subsequent surgeries because the damage inflicted both took a around to the head and multiple shots to the arms and so there's definitely GonNa be a a very painful path for but thankfully, no vital organs end. SO THEIR PROGNOSIS IS A. Put up but a long path I mean just a horrific acting in a tragedy I mean I want to try to understand where you are in finding who did this horrific thing we're hearing there's heavy law enforcement activity after suspected carjacking near Compton Now is this connected to the manhunt for the gunman? Is a separate carjacking suspect in he's Still Linda Containment area supposedly armed. So we're digging all the precautions necessary to bring that person to justice and. Obviously, safe are the community. So now it's been three days since attack we know there's one hundred and seventy, five, thousand dollar reward. Do you think it's been so difficult. To to name to locate the suspect basis. That reward now is increase up to two hundred, seventy, five due to some very generous. Donation commitments from other members of the community. So definitely want to thank them for that and it's just. There's obstacles over combat. We are getting some information we're on some positive tracks with our homicide investigators. So we're hopefully were in the right direction and we'll make bar. So you know you've released a photo of the suspect describing him as a black man between the ages of Twenty eight and thirty wearing dark clothing, which obviously describes a lot of people have you been able to use any facial recognition tools from this video to narrow anything specific down about the person's identity at this point? We've actually been getting a video stuff from dozens of locations around the area were analyzing the right now with our forensic specialists, bitter specialists in this particular area and Again there's a laser being developed Hassett were following in hopes that we're making progress. So I spoke to the mayor of Compton last night Asia. Brown and you know she condemned the attack on the two deputies sheriff but she did speak about belong history of tensions You know in the community with your sheriff's Department here's part of what she said. We can't continue to accept this unfair treatment for people. If it doesn't happen to other communities, it shouldn't happen in hours or with people of Color, and this is a systemic issue. This is nothing new. Comes as a know if you just heard our piece before, but obviously, you know people know about the investigation underway into an alleged gang in your department known as the executioners former deputy alleges that this book celebrated. Civilians you know chef what is being done to address what is clearly deep distrust deep distrust in in back in your community with with law enforcement. While I can say that the distress is in a very narrow segment of the community. If you talk the average person on the street, they appreciate law enforcement they appreciate our presence in the community in particular competence as we start policing crops in the year two, thousand prior to that competent was was. Awash with crimes of violence homicides, gang, related violence spiraling out of control. So we definitely have improved the situation competent in. Or weaken on the issue working on the issue of trust and is always a concern to us, but we have to go by fax. If you talking about losses, you're talking about anything like that. There are no gangs within the department and let's not let's let's get it off the table they even the term executioner we've been studying where that comes from it turns out in attorney going that phrase during a deposition a lawsuit we have yet to find a single person. We either identify themselves is at name. So it's very inflammatory in obviously inflames the passions and IT'S A. has concluded and there is no alleged GEICO. No, we have not investigation. We're taking positive action we did investigation at. The station that resulted in twenty six employees being neither disciplined or terminated, and that means we're taking steps forward. So you just mentioned a moment ago that they've been generous members of your community that have come forward you've been able to increase this this reward. For information on the shooter from one, hundred, seventy, five to two, hundred, seventy, five, thousand dollars you a challenge Lebron James of the Lakers to match that original hundred and seventy. Five thousand dollar reward. Why do you feel that he should do something about this? Well, he made some comments about a month ago after the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake that really it? Eat My interest in those kind of concern. Emblematic of have heard from all Titians, elected leaders across the spectrum including the civic leaders who are jumping on a bad wagging. They're, for example, after the George Lloyd murder which it was. Somehow. There was George Floyd in every single community in every police department across the nation. In that, there's this massive conspiracy against people of Color and I want to have that nonstop. We want the narrative, the Stop we have bad apples in every organization just as we do law enforcement, we hold them accountable. I'm not gonNA tolerate anybody crossing the line but at the same time I'm not going to throw out the overwhelming majority of deputies doing the right thing for the right reason, we have to support them just like we have to support these two deputies, what they went through. The danger the threats of this and we recruit from our own communities were not recruiting out of state. So we have deputies born and raised in confident or now deputy serving confident any slow sanders and all the other communities with drought La County. So we are part of the community. Chevrolet wave I appreciate your time. Thank you. Thank you. All right. And next Joe. Biden knows he has a Hispanic. Voter problem and the head of the largest Hispanic group in the United States tonight says Biden's campaign has been lackluster in reaching out to the Latino community and trump inviting campaigns both lawyering up matching signatures could that be the hanging Chad of twenty twenty? Tonight Joe Biden has a problem with Hispanic voters, CNN senior writer, an analyst Harry Dent in looked at nearly twenty polls. So went through them analyze them founded on average biden is nine percentage points. We're we're Hillary Clinton wise with Hispanic voters in the final polls from twenty sixteen nine percentage points obviously a something significant to note across twenty polls Biden racing today to Florida he admits he still needs to make his case to Hispanic voters. One. -cation. CARE. gration. Dealing over to the way that. Doesn't damage the Hispanic community which is. Hurt Very. Upfront now, the Democratic governor of New Mexico Michelle Luhan Grisham. She is the first democratic Latina elected governor in US history and Co chair of Joe Biden's transition team, and I appreciate your time governor. So Joe Biden admitting his numbers with Hispanic voters that need to be higher Domingo Garcia President of the League of United Latin American citizens, which is. The largest Hispanic Organization in the country tells Newsweek. There's now a sense of urgency and that they're trying to go to third parties to activate the Latino community because the Biden campaign has been so unresponsive to Latino Organizations is this an alarm bell you have been sounding, and why is the campaign not doing better with Hispanic support right now? Well, any campaign errand that doesn't ask itself every single day what can you do better? How many voters can we reach isn't serious about winning I think one of the nuances skier that we've sort of lost sight of the fact when you've got a really contentious large primary, it changes the way in which and where you are with segments of voters. So instead of sounding alarm, I reiterate to the campaign and work with them every day on the issues that matter to Hispanic families and voters, and they're gonNA Matter I agree with the vice presidents of Florida and no one better to make the case then the vice president directly even though. Senator Harris I think was really well received and we're seeing those numbers tighten up in states like Florida and I think will continue to see exactly that and we'll see the vice president began to take the lead and to do my part to make sure that's exactly what happens. So in Florida Joe Biden, obviously going there and and and recognizing it it's a must-win state right and Hispanic vote there must win for him. There's a new monmouth poll whereby leads trump fifty, eight to thirty two with Hispanic voters right. So that's good news but then you gotta look at all the other polls out there and be see marriage has it Looks stood. There's a bunch of polls. I didn't interrupt you know of that. Go ahead I mean there's some there's some that look good some that don't, and I guess I guess maybe the overall point since you know it's fair. We we don't know is that Hillary Clinton beat trump in Florida with Hispanic sixty, two to thirty five. We don't see any polls anywhere like that. Does that concern you? Again, polls are a reflection of a moment in time, and if you are campaigning to a pole, I would submit that that's a mistake ignoring any voter particularly Hispanic voters look at it looks to me like five is really doing the right work with young Hispanic voters looks like he's at sixty percent in Florida in an estate like New Mexico organizations like echo which are young Hispanic voters who are really clear about the outdoors the environment look we're GonNa talk about putting Hispanic families and expanding voters back to work all of our Latino community in Florida preserving the coastline reinvesting cleaning up the everglades, the two trillion dollars in investments in. Renewable Energy and climate change, and when we get to covert and I hope we can do that in this interview when you talk about the incredibly terrible outcomes for all communities of Color and for Hispanic families, look no further than environmental justice, not having access to healthcare affordable coverage education and a public health system that really makes a difference and I think these are going to be the kind of bread and butter issues that will win over and make the case for the vice president in Florida. All right. Governor. Liu Hunger Show I. Appreciate Your Time. I know you're doing everything you can to do that and thank you for your time and joining us. An email and thank you for letting me. Know that's okay. No I know it's hard with the delay. I always appreciate talking to you. Next mail in voting What? What is GONNA happen here? What could go wrong? The ballots are going to be a disaster breath country. Tonight new details about both trump and Biden's campaigns lawyering up bracing for an extremely messy messy legal battle ahead. Pamela. Brown. Is Out Front. Rope. As. COVID nineteen drives more Americans to vote by mail in unprecedented numbers both the Biden and trump campaigns are planning to deploy teams of lawyers in volunteers to keep a watchful eye on the vote counting process and battleground states. These ballot watchers will oversee and potentially challenged ballots if there are issues and effort that could slow states ability to count votes and leave an opening for misinformation to take cold if it's a close race longer takes to count the ballots the more of a vacuum there is for four and adversaries and. Others who want to so disinformation and reduce voter confidence to fill that void with misinformation about gang an extensive voter fraud the president has falsely declared that if the election is not called that night, it is rigged you won't know the election result for weeks months maybe years after maybe you'll never know the election result and that's what I'm concerned with. It'll be fixed it'll be rigged repeating the debunk lie Mellon ballots which require a signature will lead to widespread fraud. You're GONNA see a mess on election night that's going to be. It's going to be legendary this week Joe Biden back saying he believes it serves trump's purpose to disparage the process. Of ever then all those. Profited that trump will try to not have that happen I'm problems with medical public system. Already, this year mismatch signatures have become a flashpoint. With Republicans and Democrats drawing battlelines across the country over house signatures are evaluated and whether voters can fix ballots under dispute reminiscent of the hanging Chad controversy that led to the Florida recount in two thousand adding to potential election confusion the key battleground states of Wisconsin. Michigan and Pennsylvania all have laws that don't allow male and ballots to be counted until election day and several states including Wisconsin allow ballot. To look over the shoulders of election officials to dispute ballots or voter signatures. Botha takes just normally a few seconds maybe twenty seconds to process a mail ballot, but there are people unnecessarily. Challenging a bunch of ballots now will exponentially increase the amount of overall time. It'll take to process all of these ballots Republican National Committee chief Counsel Justin. Rimer says the purpose of sending challengers to make sure every vote is accurate and every signature is valid telling CNN quote we're not there to obstruct the process. If they're supposed to check signatures, they need to check the signatures. We understand there's an urgency to count the ballots, but it needs to be done right and bracing for potential fights over ballots both campaigns have beefed up their legal teams to scream line anticipated state level. LAWSUITS PAMELA BROWN CNN Washington. And thanks very much Pamela and to you for joining us a C. three sixty starts now.