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Hate Crimes Rise After Election; Officer Charged in Castile Shooting Death; Trump Meets with Japan's Prime Minister. Aired 8:30-9a ET
Aired November 17, 2016 - 08:30 ET
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[08:30:00] ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: So what is the plan?
REV. KELSEY HUTTO, SAINT DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Yes, actually, our plan is to leave it up until November 30th. And at that time we'll have an event for all of those who have wished to come out and support us to take it down.
The reason we're leaving it up, though, is symbols are what you make of them. And if we decide to look at these and be embarrassed and consider them hateful and angry and we decide to cover them up, then we give power to the idea that hate is more powerful than love. And that's not the case. By leaving these up, they're symbols of hope. We allow those in the area, and in the nation, to know that we are a safe haven and we are welcoming. And if you're in the nation, and you see these things on the news and in articles, to know that an episcopal church around the corner is welcome and inclusive for you as well.
CAMEROTA: That is a powerful message. So, Aymann, tell us what's been happening with you. I know that you also have been confronted since Tuesday's election.
AYMANN ISMAIL, JOURNALIST, SLATE MAGAZINE: Yes. A person in the street that I've never met before comes up to me and asks me what country I'm from. After I told him I was from Egypt, he said, wow, that's close to Iraq, right? I'm like, actually, no, it's not. Then he threatened to shoot me in the head for who I was. And this isn't something that's new for the Muslim community. This is something we've been facing long before even 9/11. And I'm actually finally happy that we're able to have a platform to discuss what's been happening.
CAMEROTA: And, Aymann, how do you respond to something like that? What do you do when somebody says that?
ISMAIL: I mean, you can't really respond as a Muslim person because the - part of the stereotype is that we're angry and we don't like criticism. And because of that you're - you sort of have to neutralize your own feelings and give them an opportunity to ask questions and to be curious about you. I've been answering people online any time anyone says something like, go back to your country, or questions whether or not I'm a terrorist. I give them an opportunity to ask me questions about my faith, rather than just block them or write them off. CAMEROTA: Aymann, that is awfully big of you. I don't know how you're
finding the mettle to do that because, you know, look, online, I mean, even I, who am not a male Muslim man, the hate that is heaped on people online is, it just get so crushing and so tiring that it's hard to sort of stay above it.
One last question, Aymann. Donald Trump - you've heard Donald Trump there on "60 Minutes." He looked in the camera and he said, stop it. Does that go far enough? What do you want to hear President-elect Trump say?
ISMAIL: Since the beginning of his campaign, violence has been a focused around his - his entire Trump speeches and rallies. This is something that he needs to - to show more leadership and confront. Not tell an interviewer that, oh, this is the first time I'm hearing about this and why doesn't everybody just like stop it. That's not really how this works. He really needs to understand that his words have consequences. Real consequences that puts American lives at risk. And he really needs to show some leadership right now.
CAMEROTA: Reverend, what do you want to hear Donald Trump say?
HUTTO: To be honest, I think it goes bigger than Donald Trump. I do want Donald Trump to be more pro-active, but I also think that it's up to all of the candidates who ran, including Hillary Clinton, even maybe even Bernie Sanders, and our current president, Barack Obama, to say that this goes beyond political divides. It goes beyond religious divides. This is human decency. We need to treat each other with love and not hate. And to start a conversation rather than, you know, close our - close our ears and go, oh, I'm not listening to you.
CAMEROTA: By the way, we want to mention that Donald Trump supporters have also been the victims of assaults and verbal attacks. They, you know, people wearing Donald Trump hats have been accosted. And we're reaching out to them as well. We would like to - them to come on the show and we're hoping that they - this was a Trump supporter who was obviously being assaulted. We want to hear from them also and we hope that they will accept our invitation to come on. You know, everybody has to hear both of your messages of healing.
So, thank you very much for coming on NEW DAY and we will check back in with you. Thank you for that message.
ISMAIL: Thanks, Alisyn.
HUTTO: Thank you.
CAMEROTA: What's your take? You can tweet us @newday. You can post your comment on facebook.com/newday. We know you will keep it kind.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: All right, the Minnesota police officer accused of shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop now looking at criminal charges. The evince that made up the prosecutor's mind. That's next. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)
[08:38:48] CAMEROTA: Time now for the "Five Things to Know for Your New Day."
Donald Trump's transition team pledging to continue President Obama's ban on lobbyist and impose a five-year lobbying ban on anyone leaving the administration. Today he's set to meet with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Japan's prime minister.
BERMAN: Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to stay engaged for the sake of children and families. She did this at a dinner in Washington. Secretary Clinton acknowledged returning to the spotlight was not so easy. This was her first public appearance since conceding the election.
CAMEROTA: More than 200 people in Tennessee hospitalized with breathing problems, as wildfires spread in the southeast. Officials say more than 30 large fires are burning across seven states from Kentucky to Georgia.
BERMAN: One dead, eleven injured after a powerful gas explosion in Canton, Illinois, 30 miles southwest of Peoria. There's a three block radius now blocked off by police as investigators try to figure out the cause of this blast.
CAMEROTA: Twitter cracking down on harassment. The site is suspending the accounts of some high-profile members of white nationalism and the alt-right movement because of what the site says are violent threats or hate speech.
BERMAN: Right. For more on the "Five Things to Know," go to newdaycnn.com for the very latest.
CAMEROTA: Well, a police officer faces a judge tomorrow, charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile. You remember this deadly encounter. It was during a routine traffic stop and it was streamed live on FaceBook by the victim's girlfriend. Now his grieving family is speaking out and CNN's Rosa Flores is tracking all of the latest developments.
[08:40:15] This was such a terrible story, Rosa. What is the latest?
ROSA FLORES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, Alisyn, we're learning a lot more from the criminal complaint, including the timing. Hear this. According to this complaint, it took one minute for this officer to stop Philando Castile and then to fire seven shots. Forty seconds after that, that's when the world started watching. They started watching this. Take a look.
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OFFICER JERONIMO YANEZ: I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand off it!
FLORES (voice-over): Philando Castile's final words to police officer Jeronimo Yanez, according to court records, "I wasn't reaching for it." Meaning his gun.
DIAMOND REYNOLDS, PHILANDO CASTILE'S GIRLFRIEND: He let the officer know that he was - he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm.
FLORES: His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live streamed the tense traffic stop this summer, her four-year-old daughter sitting in the back seat.
REYNOLDS: Oh, my God. Please don't tell me he's dead.
CROWD: No justice, no peace. Prosecute the police.
FLORES: Castile's death sparking protests in Minnesota and across the country. Demonstrators asking for justice.
YANEZ: Keep your hands where they are.
REYNOLDS: I will, sir. No worries. I (EXPLETIVE DELETED).
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 calmly informed Yanez, "sir, I have to tell you that I do have a firearm on me." Yanez interrupted 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's seat and hitting near Reynolds' daughter, who was sitting in the carseat.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's OK, I'm right here with you.
FLORES: Castile's mother says she's 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.
FLORES: Officer Yanez is expected to turn himself in. And he is scheduled to face a judge on Friday.
Now, we are hearing from Diamond Reynolds, Philando Castile's girlfriend, speaking to our affiliate WCCO, saying that these charges are a good step forward.
But, Alisyn and John, she's also counting her blessings, because as you heard in that piece, one of those bullets hit the arm rest between her and Castile, the other one, the back seat, right next to her daughter.
CAMEROTA: It's just incredible, Rosa, that - to think that that whole episode could have been much worse because it was so horrible to watch it unfold. Rosa, thanks so much for the update.
BERMAN: All right. It's a big day at Trump Tower. The transition team getting visits from high profile candidates, including some who have been critical of Donald Trump. So, what will the cabinet look like? We get "The bottom Line."
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[08:48:31] BERMAN: All right, Donald Trump holding key meetings today and tweeting about it. He says, quote, "my transition team, which is working long hours and doing a fantastic job, will be seeing many great candidates today." He will have face time with a one-time detractor, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is, we are told, potentially now on the list for secretary of state, which is very interesting.
BERMAN: We'll also going to meet - he's also going to meet with his first foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which also very fascinating considering what he talked about during the campaign.
For "The Bottom Line" now, let's bring in CNN political director David Chalian.
David, the list is interesting of people going to Trump Tower today.
CAMEROTA: Want to pull it up? BERMAN: Let's pull it up. Let's take a look. And there's that one name that jumps out at you and it's Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, who not only endorsed Marco Rubio during the primary, but in many cases was a little bit of the poster child for, you know, people with reservations about Donald Trump.
DAVID CHALIAN, CNN POLITICS DIRECTOR: Without a doubt. I actually think this is a really important signal that she's on this list and that she's coming to meet with him, that he is not blowing himself off from people who were opposed to him. I wouldn't call her a never Trumper. Obviously she did get on board eventually.
CHALIAN: But she certainly was part of that very vocal opposition and concern inside the Republican Party to Donald Trump. And the fact that he's willing to consider her, obviously it serves some of his needs no doubt, to look like he's reaching out, but I just think it tells us something that he is not given some (INAUDIBLE) that says absolutely nobody that was ever opposed to him.
BERMAN: And he doesn't have to hire her, right?
BERMAN: That's a whole separate thing. Just the fact that he has her in there and is considering it, that's an important -
[08:50:05] CAMEROTA: But, hold on a second, is he really considering it or is this just a head fake?
CHALIAN: Well -
CAMEROTA: Because we've heard that secretary of state is going to Rudy.
CHALIAN: According to Rudy.
CAMEROTA: According to Rudy.
BERMAN: Exactly. Source close to Rudy Giuliani say that Rudy Giuliani is the leading figure (ph).
CAMEROTA: Yes, that's how it looks. Yes. But, I mean, is he truly considering her or are they - I think the media agrees -
CHALIAN: Well, I think there could be a couple of things going on. I do.
CAMEROTA: But is it for real?
CHALIAN: We've seen over time, Donald Trump doesn't like it so much when other people get out and reveal his news very much. So if indeed Giuliani is the leading contender and got out there, it's not terribly surprising to see them want to float a different name and bring someone else in maybe to brush back Giuliani a little bit. Whether or not she ends up with the job, though, I do think you have to say that all these people coming in that are reporting indicates are on a list and meeting with him are under some form of consideration.
CAMEROTA: OK. Donald Trump is also meeting today with his first foreign leader. Prime Minister Abe. How has he prepared for this? What - what's that conversation going to be like?
CHALIAN: It's amazing, right? I mean we're seeing the president-elect meet with his first foreign leader and we know that he is not seeped at all in any way in the protocol of this, what are the State Department talking points of right now, what U.S. relations are with Japan. They're - this seems to be a thrown together meeting of, hey, I would like to come and visit you. Sure, come and visit me. Very focused on logistics, but not the Abe folks apparently have been trying to figure out what should be the agenda items of this meeting from the Trump side.
I do not think that we are going to see, as we didn't during the campaign, guys, Donald Trump doesn't do things the way that we have seen them practiced in Washington. And I think that is going to be true with dealing with foreign leaders. He's going to do this and march to his own drummer on this. I'm a little surprised that he's having a foreign leader meeting this early. I would imagine they wanted a bit more of the team together before he sat down with a big foreign leader.
BERMAN: And one whose big issue is TPP. I mean Abe is pro-TPP and Trump is anti-TPP. And not only that, but Abe, as prime minister of Japan, they're anti, you know, having nuclear weapons. They don't want nuclear weapons. And Donald Trump suggested during the campaign that they should have them. There actually are these big (INAUDIBLE) -
CHALIAN: Although then said he never suggested such a thing, even though he did.
CAMEROTA: But will they really talk about things like that or is this just a meet and greet?
CHALIAN: I would imagine this is going to be more of a courtesy call. I don't think that they're going to get steeped into defining what the relationship will be going forward. I think it's going to start forming a relationship.
BERMAN: He has to do it. You know, it's part of the job. It's good to see these foreign leaders coming in.
Let's talk about the person who's not president-elect this morning, and that's Hillary Clinton, who spoke last night at the Children's Defense Fund. This was her first speech, her public appearance since she conceded the election. Let's just take a look at a little bit of what she said.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) HILLARY CLINTON (D), FORMER PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me. There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book, or our dogs, and never leave the house again.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BERMAN: Which would be understandable. You know, it's interesting to see her out there. She kept this commitment. She'd agreed to go speak to the Children's Defense Fund, which was her first, you know, internship out of college, before the election. This was going to be one of her first speeches when she thought she would be president- elect and, you know, it shows some strength to go out there.
CHALIAN: And she kept the commitment because it matters to her. But that is the very essence of a defeated person. And her remarks I thought were actually quite candid. I mean it reminded me of that Bruce Springsteen lyric about hiding beneath the covers and studying your pain. It's sort of what she was describing. And I think we can all understand, after suffering such a tremendous defeat, feeling that way.
But I also thought it was interesting that she was once again - and she did this with donors over the weekend, she did this with supporters - pleading with Democrats to stay in the fight. And, almost, please don't feel like I feel. I want to just sit home. But you got to stay out there. And I think it is totally unclear right now how Hillary Clinton plans to position herself as what - where is her voice in that fight going forward? Obviously it's not for elected office, but how is an elder of the Democratic Party, but one that lost this election, how does she fit in to being a part of that by going forward?
BERMAN: There are only elders in the Democratic Party right now.
CHALIAN: That's true.
BERMAN: Which is one of the issues.
CAMEROTA: So much interesting soul searching going on.
David Chalian, thanks so much for being here.
CHALIAN: Thanks, guys.
BERMAN: Thanks, David.
CAMEROTA: Your late night laughs, next.
[08:57:52] CAMEROTA: I just do that. That's my (INAUDIBLE).
BERMAN: Is that what you do? Is that what happens here?
President-elect Donald Trump with that theme music is giving comics some new material. Look at this edition of late night laughs.
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SETH MEYERS, "LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS": According to new poll, almost 60 percent of Americans believe Donald Trump should compromise with Democrats, like instead of a wall at the Mexican border, maybe a beaded curtain?
CONAN O'BRIEN, "CONAN": The experts say one of the biggest threats facing Donald Trump's presidency could be North Korea. They said that. That's true. Evidently Kim Jong-un is so incompetent and unstable, they're worried Trump will give him a cabinet post.
JIMMY KIMMEL, "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE": Hillary Clinton tonight made her first public appearance since someone found her roaming in the woods last week. She was in Washington, D.C., tonight to be honored by the Children's Defense Fund. It was their 26th annual beat the odds celebration. And, no, the irony was not lost on her.
MEYERS: The mayor of London said recently that if people based in the U.S. want to escape Donald Trump's administration, quote, "London is open." Said Melania, taxi!
STEPHEN COLBERT, "THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT": Does Vladimir Putin have some strange influence on you?
DONALD TRUMP CARTOON CHARACTER: Steve, absolutely not. Even though Vladimir Putin is a great leader, strong, warm, like steaming bowl of borscht, I will nyet be told what to do by anyone.
JIMMY FALLON, "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON": President Obama beg his final foreign trip in Athens, Greece. While back at the White House, Joe Biden held his final toga party as the vice president.
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CAMEROTA: That's awesome.
BERMAN: I actually think Joe Biden probably has been to a toga party in his day.
CAMEROTA: I'm pretty sure he has.
BERMAN: He has. Interesting.
CAMEROTA: Yes. All right.
That's all of your news for today. Thank you for being here. I'll see you tomorrow.
BERMAN: Yes, I'm coming back. They invited me back.
CAMEROTA: That's fantastic. You deserve it.
Time now for "Newsroom" with Carol Costello. Good morning, Carol.
CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning. You guys have a great day.
NEWSROOM starts now.
[09:00:02] And good morning. I'm Carol Costello. Thank you so much for joining me.
A surprise from the Trump transition team.