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New York Police Officer Shot & Killed in "Unprovoked Attack"; Trump & Putin Set for First Meeting at G20; Gordon Hayward to Sign with the Celtics; Tracking Trump's Visits to Trump & Golf Properties. Aired 6:30-7a ET
Aired July 5, 2017 - 06:30 ET
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[06:31:43] ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: Here's a breaking news right now, because overnight, a New York City police officer was shot and killed in what police say was, quote, an unprovoked attack. Forty- eight-year-old officer Miosotis Familia was sitting in a marked mobile command vehicle in the Bronx when a gunman opened fire through a window, shooting the 12-year veteran in the head. Two other officers confronted the suspect identified as Alexander Bonds running a block away. Police say the officer shot and killed Bonds after he pulled out a gun.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Yes, we want to be very careful here. They're investigating this as an assassination, OK? It's not that this weapon went off and just happened to find its way through an open window. We're going to stay on it. Obviously, the assailant is dead, but there will be more facts to be had there and it's very important in terms of reckoning how to keep our police safe.
Another story -- in Salt Lake City, police are searching for a hit- and-run driver who plowed into people on a crowded sidewalk, wound up killing somebody, injuring five others. The female driver ran from the scene Tuesday evening after hitting all these people, scattering shoes and bags and a wheelchair, before smashing into a tree. Police believe at least two victims had been living on that sidewalk.
CAMEROTA: OK. If you went to sleep early as I had to, then, here are your fireworks displays. Millions of people across the U.S. celebrating America's birthday last night, some 60,000 shells were launched in New York City for the Macy's fireworks show. Look at how pretty that is. In the nation's capital, hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the fireworks display over the National Mall.
CUOMO: They did a nice job. You know, there's so many fireworks over the last four or five days because we had a weird Fourth of July in the middle --
CUOMO: -- but they've been dealing with low cloud ceilings around here, which really kills fireworks. They did a nice job last night.
CAMEROTA: They did. It's so beautiful. I mean, it really does make you feel patriotic. I love watching fireworks. I hope you got to see them.
CUOMO: The ramparts in a safe way.
All right. So, President Trump is preparing for this big-time face- to-face meeting at the G20 Summit with Vladimir Putin. What must he say to the Russian leader? A detailed analysis ahead.
[06:37:32] CUOMO: All right. So, in less than two hours, President Trump is going to head to Europe for tomorrow's G20 Summit in Germany. First, he's going to stop in Poland.
Now, during that summit, he's going to have a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Looming large will be North Korea taking its testing to a new level with the successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
Let's bring in CNN military and diplomatic analyst, retired Rear Admiral John Kirby.
John, good to have you. Thank you for joining us.
JOHN KIRBY, CNN MILITARY AND DIPLOMATIC ANALYST: Thank you. Thank you.
CUOMO: All right. So, let's look at the latest in the state of play. The United States is looking to muscle up in posture, looking for its friends to muscle up in boxing in North Korea. Looks like the opposite is happening with its most muscular players in this space, which would be Russia and China.
Look at this statement they just put out. Put it on the screen, please.
The two sides propose that the DPRK -- that's North Korea, obviously -- has a voluntary political decision declares a moratorium on testing nuclear explosive devices and ballistic rockets launches, and the U.S. and South Korea accordingly refrain if carrying out joint exercises. Both sides confirm that deployment of THAAD missile defense complexities in the Northeast Asia seriously damagers the interest of the strategic security of regional states.
Now, what is this? This is a not North Korea the time has come, it's a -- both sides stand down. This is not what the U.S. was looking for from China and/or Russia.
KIRBY: I'm not surprised that that kind of statement came out of Moscow, and frankly, I'm not all that surprised it came out of China. But it is certainly, you're right, it is not exactly the sort of tone that we were looking for to come out of China. What we really wanted was China to be more helpful in terms of putting pressure on the North.
But look, this statement, there's a lot of nonstarters in this thing. Obviously, we're not going to stop exercising with the Republic of Korea. In fact, we just did it, yesterday, right, in response to this latest ICBM launch and we're certainly not going to remove THAAD from the peninsula. THAAD is purely defensive and serves an important purpose.
CUOMO: So, what is it also a window into? The Russian posture coming into this bilat, right, at a meeting between the United States leader and the Russian leader, whether it's Syria, Ukraine, or a host of issues around the region, Russia has done nothing but continue its aggression, even with the U.S. president calling for better relations.
So, what do you see as the musts of this meeting between the two men?
KIRBY: I think there's about four things I really think he has to say, and I know he may not say all of them.
[06:40:05] One is he's got to look Putin in the eye and say, we're not going to tolerate any more meddling in our elections.
I understand he doesn't want to talk about 2016, because he thinks it challenges the legitimacy of his win. But we have an election coming up in '18 and another one in '20, and they're going to try it again and he needs to put them on notice.
Number two, I think he's got to bring up Ukraine and the bigger issue there is territorial integrity on the continent of Europe. Remember, Chris, his first stop is in Warsaw. Just a couple of months ago, we deployed about a thousand U.S. troops there on a rotational basis.
He needs to make clear to Europe and through this meeting with Putin that we're going to stand with them and we're going to back them up and NATO and Article 5, all that matters to us.
Number three, he's got to talk about Syria. And I understand Syria is on the agenda but the message to Russia in Syria is: stop propping up Assad, stop perpetuating civil war. If you're serious about wanting to counter terrorists in Syria, which is what they say, then help us go after ISIS and quit propping up the Assad regime and making the civil war last longer.
And lastly, and we talked about it already, North Korea, I think his message is look, if you want a stable region and a stable peninsula, as that statement said they do, the way to do this is to help us put more international pressure on Pyongyang to try to change their calculus.
CUOMO: Right. What about just the raw practicalities here, that you really want him to go and get face to face with a guy who is not looking to do anything helpful to the United States to begin with, and give him a list of demands like that, isn't he going to get four noes?
KIRBY: Probably. I mean, yes. But Chris, that's -- look these bilats, you're never -- he's not going to come out with these bilats with any deals or any specific tangible outcomes. It's the first meeting.
So, because it's their first meeting, this is a great opportunity for the president to show leadership on the world stage, to show Putin that he's not going to be intimidated. The United States is still influential and powerful. This is his opportunity to make those points. And that's really what a bilat, particularly a first bilat, is really going to be all about.
The other thing he needs to do, Chris, is red team this a little bit and I'm sure they are, to think about what Putin is going to come back to him with. Putin is going to, you know, certainly raise the issue of the compounds here in Maryland and, you know, wanting his diplomats back in the country. He's going to -- he's going to pick on us for Syria and not, you know, cooperating enough with the Russian military. They need to red team their way through that so they can answer Putin's complaints.
CUOMO: Now, the White House would have the American people believe that the notion that European leaders are sideways with President Trump is all fake news. It's media creation. What is the reality of the need for a reset when the president meets with these leaders at the G20?
KIRBY: I think it's serious, Chris, I really do. I -- there's no fake news to the fact that some of our closest allies and partners are now publicly questioning U.S. commitment to safety and security on the continent and, in fact, even our global leadership. That's not fake news. That's -- you can see it in their speeches and public interviews and their comments.
And I think this is an opportunity for him to try to repair some of the damage that he did when he went to Brussels and refused to proclaim our commitment to Article 5. He needs to take this opportunity to, as I said, to convince the continent that we are with them. He needs to say to our allies and partners, particularly in Poland when he goes there to today, he needs to say to them what he said to those military families on the south lawn last night: we have your back.
CUOMO: One quick clarification. You don't think that the president really backed away from Article 5, did you? It wasn't as full throated as some wanted him. But he didn't back out of the U.S. commitment.
KIRBY: Well, he later said he committed to it. But it's the kind of thing that you need to keep saying, particularly President Trump needs to keep saying, because his commitment to global leadership, particularly from a defense perspective, is wanting. So, I think he needs to continue to say this.
One thing I didn't get to talk about what I don't want to hear him say. What I don't want to hear him say any time on this trip is more complaining about burden sharing. You know, the polls are contributing to the alliance as everybody else, maybe not to the same degree as the United States, but he's got to stop this complaining and whining about burden sharing.
CUOMO: John Kirby, appreciate it. Thank you very much.
KIRBY: You bet.
CAMEROTA: Chris, they do not call him Jaws for nothing. Joey Chestnut, king of competitive eaters -- OK, I am going to avert my eyes -- crushing it at the Nathan's hotdog eating contest.
This is a sport. So, we're going to have details in the bleacher report.
CUOMO: He says he has more in him, by the way.
[06:48:24] CUOMO: All right. On the Fourth of July, could you hear them, the squeaks of pleasure coming out of John Berman as his Celtics --
CUOMO: -- got a new star on their roster. Only you would say ew. I know, because you don't get the sports world.
Coy Wire has more in this morning's "Bleacher Report." They got a big pick-up in Celtic land.
COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: They sure did, Chris. Good morning to you. And Alisyn as well.
John Berman was actually tweeting Gordon Hayward yesterday, that's how excited he was. Teams were rolling out the red carpet courting Gordon Hayward with banners, billboards and big-time dollars in cities all across the nation. The all-star forward said this was the toughest decision of his life but he chose the Celtics and a four-year deal with a reported $128 million.
Hayward's new teammate and fellow all-star Isaiah Thomas was so happy he went into the kitchen and took off his shirt and started dancing.
The Celtics fans, they were quite happy as well, but jazz fans on the other hand, Hayward's former team, they didn't like this decision. Instead of firing up the grill on the Fourth of July they were firing up his old jerseys, setting them aflame.
And, Alisyn, and NEW DAY family out there, avert your eyes, put down that Greek yogurt and eggs if you're easily nauseated because Joey Chestnut gobbled down 72 hotdogs in just 10 minutes to redeem champion at Nathan's famous hotdog eating contest. It's his tenth time winning the event and raising the mustard belt.
Joey Jaws beat his own record by two, 72 hotdogs. That equals about 15 pounds. That's the size of a Thanksgiving turkey.
CAMEROTA: Oh, boy.
WIRE: If you stack 72 of 'em end on end, it would be 38 feet high, three stories high.
[06:50:02] Imagine that.
CAMEROTA: Can I look now?
CUOMO: Yes, I don't know why you didn't look the whole time.
CAMEROTA: It is gross to watch somebody consume those.
CUOMO: This is competition. And that wetting down method made all the difference. He says he has more in him, Joey Chestnut.
What do you think, Coy? How many could you take down?
WIRE: I took down one. I never had a Nathan's hotdog, it was good, but threw down two double cheeseburgers on top of that. So, I'm warm enough for next year --
CAMEROTA: Wow, that's almost the competitive level, Coy. Impressive.
CUOMO: Well, he could eat six, one for each one of his well-defined abdominals.
CUOMO: All right. Thanks, Coy.
All right. President Trump has spent more than 20 percent of his time as president at his golf courses. Remember when he railed against President Obama for golfing? We compare the numbers, next.
CUOMO: President Trump spent July 4th at one of his golf clubs. As we've seen, President Trump loves golf, except when President Obama played it.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Obama, it was reported today, played 250 rounds of golf.
Everything is executive order because he doesn't have enough time because he's playing so much golf.
I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to play golf.
He played more golf last year than Tiger Woods.
This guy plays more golf than people on the PGA Tour.
I love golf. I think it's one of the greats, but I don't have time.
But if I were in the White House, I don't think I would ever see Turnberry again. I don't think I'd ever see Doral again.
[06:55:01] But I'm not going to be playing much golf, believe me. If I win this, I'm not going to be playing much golf.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CAMEROTA: Well, that was then, this was now. Of President Trump's 165 days in office, 36 of them, as best we can tell, have been spent at Trump golf properties.
But, of course, this is not about golf. It's about transparency and hypocrisy.
Let's talk about it with CNN political commentator and former senior adviser to the Trump campaign, Jack Kingston, and CNN contributor, Ambassador Norm Eisen. He is a former White House ethics czar and Brookings Institution fellow.
Gentlemen, great to see you.
JACK KINGSTON, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Thanks, Alisyn.
CAMEROTA: Jack --
NORM EISEN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Good morning, Alisyn.
CAMEROTA: Good morning.
Jack, do you see any hypocrisy in President Trump's stance?
KINGSTON: I definitely see a two-step but I have to say, Alisyn, this is still red meat for the red meat crowd. We jumped on Obama. Obama spent $85 million on total family vacations during his eight years. President Bush caught grief every time he went to Crawford. Reagan caught grief when he went out to California to his ranch.
This is par for the course. But I'll say this --
CAMEROTA: No pun intended.
KINGSTON: No, no, no pun whatsoever.
But, you know, presidents really never do vacation. They are -- they just change venues.
KINGSTON: So, wherever they are they're still conducting business and I just think that the president's found out, you just got to keep going and sometimes golf --
CAMEROTA: I mean, I hear you, Jack. I understand. I know golf, who cares really.
It's just that the numbers are striking. So, let's just pull it up so we really know what we're talking about. "The New York Times" crunched the numbers in the first 99 days in office, of President Trump's predecessors, George W. Bush played golf zero times. President Obama, who as you know, President Donald Trump said was, you know, only golfing, played it once. Bill Clinton loved golf, he played it five times. President Trump in the first 99 days, played it 19 times.
So, Jack, do you think that's noteworthy?
KINGSTON: I think it is to some degree. I mean I want to point out something about bush, bush actually quit playing golf because we had soldiers with boots on the ground as opposed to Obama who was playing golf when American journalist was beheaded and that was an image nobody would want.
CAMEROTA: This is a good point. Do you think that President Trump should ratchet it back?
KINGSTON: I think as long as the economy is strong, unemployment is going down, the stock market is going up, and we're cracking down on the illegal immigration, I think that people are going to be OK with his golf. I really do.
Red meat crowds are always going to criticize whether they're Democrats or Republicans. We absolutely did it to Clinton and Obama and, you know, just part of politics.
CAMEROTA: Norm, how do you see it?
EISEN: Well, I see it a little differently from my friend Jack, Alisyn. The problem is, that none of the vacations or breaks that the others took, the other presidents took, were at their own properties. We're not just talking about the stench of hypocrisy, it does smell, it's so wrong.
But there's also the fact that Constitution does not prohibit the president to be taking in the benefits, the cash, that the government is spending on him. He's turned the presidency with 36 days at his golf properties, and 50 days in total at all of his properties into an infomercial. That's against the domestic emoluments clause.
And, Alisyn, it gets worse because that contempt and disregard for the Constitution, which by the way I think has something to do with his mid-30s approval ratings, the American people don't like it.
EISEN: It has led to a larger pattern of illegality in the Trump administration. This is not just about the hypocrisy. When you start your presidency by violating the Constitution, of course, you're going to do Muslim ban and obstruction --
CAMEROTA: But, Norm, what's illegal about him playing golf at his golf clubs?
EISEN: Well, the Constitution provides that the president's compensation shall only be limited to his official salary. CAMEROTA: OK.
EISEN: He's forcing the federal government to spend millions of dollars -- millions of dollars --
CAMEROTA: They're spending millions at his golf courses or just to protect him?
EISEN: It's not just at his golf courses. Remember, it's 36 days at the golf courses, 50 days total.
EISEN: It's two things. One is, yes, every time the president moves, it forces spending. There's collateral spending. It forces the states --
CAMEROTA: Right, that's not illegal.
KINGSTON: That's not illegal.
EISEN: Well, wait a minute. Wait a minute.
KINGSTON: None of this is illegal.
EISEN: He's using the difference with president Trump and everybody who's preceded him, is they haven't gone to their own properties. And he's using the Oval Office as a giant infomercial.
CAMEROTA: Go ahead.
KINGSTON: He is a multibillionaire. He's not in the presidency to make money. That's ridiculous, Norm. You know it would be illegal if he was violating the Emoluments Clause.