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Clinton Supporters Voice Concerns Over Trump Presidency; Upton Not Pleased with Verlander Snub; Megyn Kelly Says She Was Threatened By Trump. Aired 6:30-7a ET
Aired November 17, 2016 - 06:30 ET
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[06:30:00] ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Castile's death sparking protests in Minnesota and across the country. Demonstrators asking for justice.
OFFICER YANEZ: Keep your hands where they are.
DIAMOND REYNOLDS: I will, sir. No worries. I will.
FLORES: Wednesday, Officer Yanez was charged with second degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.
JOHN CHOI, RAMSEY COUNTY ATTORNEY: No reasonable officer would have used deadly force under these circumstances.
FLORES: The criminal complaint, revealing that Yanez stopped Castile because he looked like the suspect of a prior robbery due to his wide set nose and a failing brake light, and that castile informed Yanez, "Sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me." Yanez interrupting Castile twice while Castile tried to explain.
CHOI: We believe that castile never removed, nor tried to remove his handgun from his front right pocket.
FLORES: Officer Yanez firing seven shots. One bullet striking the armrest between Castile and Reynolds. Another puncturing the driver seat and hitting near Reynolds daughter who was sitting in the car seat.
She is please would the charges filed against the officer.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's OK, I'm right here with you.
FLORES: Castile's mother says she is pleased with the charges filed against the officer.
VALERIE CASTILE, MOTHER OF PHILANDO CASTILE: We have gotten to this point and it is necessary for everyone to understand that we want peace.
(END VIDEOTAPE) FLORES: Now, Officer Yanez is expected to face a judge on Friday and Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile's girlfriend that you saw in that video live streaming speaking to our affiliate WCCO this morning saying that those charges are a good step forward.
But, John, she also says that she is counting her blessings because of just how close those gunshots came to her and her daughter.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: Some difficult times in Minnesota.
All right. Rosa, thanks so much.
Millions of American women still processing Hillary Clinton's defeat. And for many, the pain runs deep and transcends politics. So, why was this election so personal for so many? That's next on NEW DAY.
[06:35:46] ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump still crushing for many women of all ages. For them, her loss is running deeper than politics.
Here's CNN's Kyung Lah.
KYUNG LAH, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Nothing in Leonora Pitts' routine in her liberal community in Los Angeles has changed in the week since the presidential election. Yet, everything has.
LEONORA PITTS, CLINTON SUPPORTER: As comforting as our bubble is that we live in, as hard as it is to have these conversations now, it's important to -- I'm sorry. It's important to start listening.
LAH (on camera): Why is this so personal to you?
PITTS: My children matter to me and minorities matter to me because they're my friends and they're my community. And I want to make sure they're OK. And they don't feel OK. They feel really scared.
LAH (voice-over): If 2016 was identity politics, women across social media feel theirs is under attack in Clinton's loss. Video messages from Miley Cyrus.
MILEY CYRUS, SINGER: Please just treat people with love, and treat people with compassion and treat people with respect.
LAH: To ordinary voters.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This country is my home. And I feel like I'm not welcome here any more.
LAH: Emotion has spilled on to the streets of Los Angeles, mothers carrying signs and children, students walking out of classrooms at UCLA. These UCLA students supported Hillary Clinton. (on camera): When you say you have fear in you, what do you mean?
HANNA ALMALASI, UCLA STUDENT: Well, I'm a woman. I'm black. I'm Muslim and those three factors -- basically being a black Muslim woman in America is very scary and Trump being elected just further builds on to my fear.
ABBEY CHAPMAN, UCLA STUDENT: How can I go forward knowing that someone is okay coming out and bragging about sexual assault and then still voting for that person.
MELISSA MEISELS, UCLA STUDENT: I had to wake up to the reality that a lot of America is not like what Los Angeles is like.
LAH (voice-over): More than a week on, west coast women are still learning about their new national reality. It just doesn't look like any reality they believed they were living.
PITTS: There is this underlying fear that is permeating everything and it's really unsettling. It's really unsettling feeling.
LAH: Kyung Lah, CNN, Los Angeles.
CAMEROTA: I think that that raises a very important point that not everybody is talking about, which is the geographical divide in this country. So, it's not just women, but that people on the coasts feel completely different than a lot of people in the heartland, in the midsection, and there is that divide in America where people o the coast do live in a bubble that is not necessarily reflective of the entire country. And people are trying to now sort of reconcile that.
BERMAN: There are a lot of things people are processing.
Look, Hillary Clinton leads right now by a million in the popular vote and that number will go up. So, there are people who feel like, wait a second, our opinions were validated, but the results are not what we were expecting. But, still, you know, people have to look and see how others are thinking and feeling about this.
CAMEROTA: Absolutely. There's a lot to continue to process.
BERMAN: All right. Former NFL great Hines Ward, now our CNN colleague, he may have to make room in his closet for a gold jacket. Why? Details in the "Bleacher Report", next.
[06:43:22] CAMEROTA: So there are big swings in the weather working their way across the country.
Let's get to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers for the details.
What are you seeing, Chad? CHAD MYERS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: I'm seeing cold and flu season right
around the corner because this weather is brought to you by Humana. At Humana, we think great things are ahead of you when your health is ready for them.
Big cool down. We're going from the 70s to the 40s across the Northeast over the next four days. And a snowstorm is developing through the Plains. A foot of snow or more in parts of Minnesota, not quite Minneapolis but just northwest of there. Rapid City maybe towards the Great Lakes. That is where the cold air is going to be wrapping in.
Even Michigan, Detroit, you're going from almost 70 degrees to a high near 40. Look at Chicago today, 70, tomorrow, 67, by the weekend 40. New York City, you get colder as well. We go from the 60s to the 40s. Many cities will drop by 25 to 30 degrees all of a sudden you need to find that coat in a hurry -- John.
BERMAN: Brace yourselves. All right, Chad, thanks so much.
Major League Baseball announced this year's Cy Young Award winners and caused the first split, the first difference in opinion between Kate Upton and me.
Andy Scholes has more in this morning's "Bleacher Report".
ANDY SCHOLES, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: I thought you would say something like that as a Red Sox fan. But, you know, Kate Upton, she is engaged to Tigers ace Justin Verlander, and she went on an epic Twitter rant after Verlander came in second to the Red Sox Rick Porcello for the American League Cy Young Award.
Now, Verlander had more first-place votes, but Porcello because he got more second and third place votes. So, he got more points.
Now, Upton tweeting, "Verlander had the majority of first place votes and two riders didn't have them on their ballot.
[06:45:02] Can you pick more out of touch people to vote, MLB?"
She went to say, "Sorry, Rick, but you didn't get any first place votes. You didn't win. #byefelicia. MLB, keep up with the times and fire those writers."
Now, she did have another tweet, as well. But it's not TV friendly. So, if you want to see that, go look it up on Twitter.
All right. Congrats to CNN's own Hines Ward. He was named one of the semifinalists for the Hall of Fame class of 2017 and the former Super Bowl MVP and Steelers great speaking about the honor last night.
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HINES WARD, HALL OF FAME SEMIFINALIST: I was shocked and very humble. I mean, when my agent told me, I just had a big smile on my face and still hard to believe. I mean, to have my name mentioned on the semifinal list of the Hall of Fame. I can't do -- I don't want to pinch myself. So, I'm very humbled. I'm very honored.
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SCHOLES: Now, the 2017 class selected a day before the Super Bowl between four to eight players will get in.
So, Alisyn, hopefully Hines gets in and he brings us all to Canton with him and we do NEW DAY live from there.
CAMEROTA: Let's do that. Let's plan on that.
Thanks so much, Andy.
SCHOLES: All right.
CAMEROTA: All right. So, up next, CNN goes one-on-one with FOX's Megyn Kelly as she talks about the phone call she got from a Trump executive.
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MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Let me put it to you in terms you can understand. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it's not going to help your candidate.
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CAMEROTA: Well, more of her conversation with Anderson Cooper, next.
[06:50:43] BERMAN: More than a week after the election, Megyn Kelly is revealing some of the threats she says now President-elect Donald Trump unleashed against her this past year. It apparently all started when she aired a segment that Donald Trump did not like and this is what she told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: You said in the book that he threatened you.
KELLY: He did. So, he was very angry that I aired that segment. And, you know, I said look, I did you a favor. Nobody was even telling the other side of that. They were just accepting this as the relevant story. And he didn't see it that way.
And, ultimately, I said, look, Mr. Trump, you don't control the editorial in "The Kelly File". And that was it. He said, "That's it. You're a disgrace. You ought to be ashamed of yourself."
And then, he said, "Oh, I almost unleashed by beautiful Twitter account against you and I still may." Michael Cohen, who is Trump's top lawyer and an executive vice
president with the Trump Organization, had retweeted, "Let's gut her," about me, at a time when the threat level was very high, which he knew.
And Bill Shine, an executive vice president of FOX called him up to say, "You've got to stop this. Like, we understand you are angry, but this is -- you know, she's got little three kids, she's walking around New York, really" -- and he didn't much care.
And what Bill Shine said to Cohen was, "Let me put it to you in terms you can understand. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it's not going help your candidate."
COOPER: I don't think it would have made any difference, but some in reading the book have criticized you for not revealing all of this, that conversation with Trump before where, you know, he talked about unleashing his beautiful Twitter on you, kind of holding on to that until the book came out.
Do you think it would have made any difference?
KELLY: No. I mean, do you think if the "Access Hollywood" tape didn't make a difference and the 12 female accusers didn't make a difference and the Khan family and Judge Curiel, none of that mattered that my -- you know, he mentioned his beautiful Twitter account was going to be a game-changer?
You know, my approach was I wanted to be honest, so I had revealed that I received some death threats and that I had a guard and, you know, that the level was getting a little dangerous, but I didn't want to make it anymore about me. You know, Trump kept trying to make the story about me and the story was about him and ultimately Hillary Clinton, but in the early days, him and the other Republicans.
I didn't -- he just -- I write in the book, in "Settle For More", that I felt like a human being who had been dropped into a shark tank and there were passersby looking in and slightly horrified at what was going on, and all I wanted to do last year was get myself out of the shark tank.
CAMEROTA: Here to discuss all this is our senior CNN media correspondent and host of "RELIABLE SOURCES", Brian Stelter, and Bill Carter, CNN media analyst.
Guys, great to have you.
Bill, I want to start with you. One of the journalistic questions is why when she had her much ballyhooed sit-down with Donald Trump should she, when she said, let's talk about us.
BILL CARTER, CNN MEDIA ANALYST: Yes.
CAMEROTA: Should she have said you have threatened me? Your people have threatened me. I mean, why didn't she go there?
CARTER: I still don't understand why she didn't go there. If this was all going on in the background, I believe her. I think she is very sincere and this is pretty emotional stuff. She didn't say to him in that opportunity, listen, your lawyer retweeted this. There's been threats against me. I think this needs to be called on this. You need to stop this.
It was an opportunity that she passed on and I don't think she's explained why. I would like to hear from her. I would really like to hear from her why she did pass on this.
CAMEROTA: Well, I mean, what she just said generally, not to that specific question, because nobody has asked for that specific question, as far as I know, but she said, I didn't want the story to be about me.
CARTER: I get that. Here you are in this position and it's weighing on you this way. Plus, you have him in one-on-one interview and very soft interview anyway. It seems to be -- it was incumbent upon her anyway I have an issue I really want to raise. I think it would have been journalistically sound.
It's not really about her, then it's about him intimidating threats.
BERMAN: Withholding something you knew to be true, when you are talking to someone who is running for president. But, Brian Stelter, you know, is there a defense here for Megyn Kelly?
BRIAN STELTER, CNN SENIOR MEDIA CORRESPONDENT: I think, first of all, what's most important is that she was a canary in the coal mine. She had a sense -- maybe more than any other journalists, about how severe Trump's intimidation tactics could be as a candidate, and we should pay attention to that now that he is the president-elect.
[06:55:02] BERMAN: Well, shouldn't we have paid attention to it when he was the candidate?
STELTER: I think we did. I think many other journalist also experienced that kind of harassment.
Alisyn, you were tweeted at by Donald Trump, lots of other journalists were. Megyn Kelly though seemed to be singled out by him for various reasons, and also by his aides.
I thought that Michael Cohen part was really important. You know, Cohen last night on Twitter was denying this, saying she's lying. He was retweeting people calling her a psycho. It was actually doing the same thing he did before, which was to retweet people who are very critical of her.
I think it was a sort of a reminder about the severity. I think we knew most of it, but we didn't know all of it before.
I would say, to her defense, though, we did know a lot of this. We did know about the security guards and things like that beforehand. CARTER: But I just think, someone should ask her now in all the
interviews she's doing, why did you not bring that up when you had a chance one-on-one with him?
CAMEROTA: I mean, look, I think we all try to make these calculations and they're tough ones. We do know things about the candidates that we don't always share and we do know things about how the candidates treat us.
I was blacklisted and I tried not to make that -- by Donald Trump, but I tried not to make that the story. I accept she didn't want to be the story. But the only wrinkle in that is that she did have that moment where she said, let's talk about us. At that moment, then the doors open and let's really go there.
BERMAN: Well, because you're talking about us. They are not really talking about us, are they?
CARTER: Clearly, there was a huge elephant in that room not brought up.
STELTER: That's a fair point. She was trying to make peace, but at what cost basically?
CARTER: And she's looking for future access, what was her strategy at that point is what I want to know. Why go there without confronting? Did you want to make sure you had an open door to him in the future? Is that --
CAMEROTA: Is it wrong to do things for future access?
CARTER: No, it isn't necessarily. Not necessarily, but I'd like to hear her explain that.
STELTER: It gets to the broader issue of the Trump presidency. Access journalism, versus adversarial journalism.
CARTER: Of course.
STELTER: A lot what we're going to learn from the Trump presidency is going to come from the outside. I noticed "Politico" just brought in a gossip writer to cover the White House because they're good at getting anonymous sources. I think that's really important. Yes, interviews are great, interviewing Trump is great, but adversarial journalism, being on the outside is going to really important --
BERMAN: You bring up access and I think this next issue is not in any way about access. We're talking about the press pool that covers the president of the United States and also the press pool that is supposed to cover the president-elect of the United States twice in the last eight days. He has been president-elect for eight or nine days and twice, Donald Trump has ditched the press pool. That's there to cover him.
Two nights ago in a restaurant, he went out to a steak place and they did it after the press aides and Donald Trump said he wasn't going on. You know, it wasn't honest or they didn't know. The press should have known where he was going and the reason, Brian, is you can be there in case something happens to the president-elect. In case something big happens to the country.
This isn't about adversarial journalism. This is about presence.
STELTER: I don't care if he had friends on (INAUDIBLE). I don't care what kind of steak he ordered. But I do care if it seems like he's hiding, not from the press, but from the public, the voters who support him and the voters who didn't. That's why this matters and, of course, it also matters for the mundane reasons of what he's doing everything and the more important reasons about crisis.
CARTER: And more important with him because he has set a standard that the press is the scum and the enemy and all this and he is announces he has disdain for them if he's going to cut them off.
Now, having a steak, maybe too much is being made of this and he is president-elect and things can be ironed out.
CARTER: But there is, obviously a history here of him having real hostility towards the press. Where is it going to go is a fair question to answer -- to ask.
CAMEROTA: That is the question. So, what if he says, you know what, I'm changing that. I'm not going to have a protective press pool when I'm president. I don't want to do that. Then what?
BERMAN: Well, there is some power that the White House Correspondents Association does have. Then we're not going to cover said events and not put a camera inside the Rose Garden for this. We are not going to do --
CAMEROTA: Would they ever do that? I mean, he's the president. Would the press ever say I'm not going to cover the president's events?
CARTER: It does seem really unlikely.
The president does have quite a bit of power. Obama clearly distanced himself from the press a lot, too. And they complained severely about that, too. It's going to probably be raised --
STELTER: I think he should do the opposite and be the most accessible. It worked on the primaries. It could work very well for him as president.
CAMEROTA: Great point. Bill, Brian, thank you.
What is your take on all of this, tweet us @NewDay or post your comments on Facebook.com/NewDay.
BERMAN: All right. We're following a lot of news this morning. So, let's get right to it. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The next American president and I could not be more different. But American democracy is bigger than any one person.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All transitions go through choppy waters.
KELLYANNE CONWAY, FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: I would actually just say it's not going well.
SEAN SPICER, RNC CHIEF STRATEGIST: Jared has obviously been a very important part of this campaign. He has great instincts.
NEWT GINGRICH (R), FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: The minute you pick somebody, you shrink the possibilities.
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO (D), NEW YORK CITY: I made my views clear. In fact, I thought many people were afraid.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is a bipartisan swamp. Donald Trump say figure you are a lobbyist, we may not have you on this transition team.
CLINTON: Stay engaged. We need you. America needs you. That's how we get through this.
ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota.
CAMEROTA: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to your NEW DAY. Chris is off this morning. John Berman joins me here.
Great to have you.
BERMAN: Good to be here.