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good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm jim sciutto. breaking news this morning. prince philip, the duke of edinburgh and husband to queen elizabeth has died at the age of 99. >> he was married to the queen for more than seven decades, making him britain's longest serving consort. let's go to anna stewart in london with more. good morning. >> good morning, both. well, this news only broke a couple hours ago but the flag is flying at half mast. this is a nation going into mourning. the legacy of prince philip is
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absolutely extraordinary. of course, he'll be best known for being married to the queen for some 73 years. as you said, the longe est servg consort in british history. once the queen on the golden anniversary said he was simply her strength and stay for all of those years. he's always been two steps behind but performed with her tens of thousands of engagements. he's been the head of over 600 charitable organizations. he has touched the lives of millions of people here in the uk and right around the commonwealth. prime minister boris johnson described him like this. >> like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy. so that it remains an institution to the balance and happiness of our national life. >> he described him there as a carriage driver. he was also a passionate polo player in his younger years. he had a real passion for life,
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i would say. he had lots of amusing comments. he once described himself as the world's greatest plaque unveiler and his legacy will be something will be analyzing. as a result of the pandemic, the future plans in terms of a funeral will be much more complicated than on any normal given year. >> anna stewart, thanks very much. joining us, cnn contributor sally smith, the author of "elizabeth: the queen." so good to have you this morning. you know this family so well. >> good to see you. it's a very sad moment. >> it is. >> but he had a full and rich and a life of really extraordinary contributions. i mean, he was not only the queen's strength and stay and supporting her in every way, but he had so many interests of his own. i mean, even ten years ago, he
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was still doing 300 engagements a year. you know, he would never have called himself an intellectual. he wrote nine books. he was an expert on orenthology. he was quite a good painter in oils. he design ed -- the beautiful bracelet that he designed for the queen for their anniversary. she fell in love with him when he was 18 and she was only 13 years old. >> yeah. >> and i remember talking to one of her cousins margaret rhodes who grew up with her, and, you know, she never looked at anybody else. her parents knew prince philip's family well. they were the greek royal family. they had been expelled from greece in a coup in 1922 when he
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was just a toddler. they moved to paris, but they were -- king george v was always helping them and aware of them, so they knew who philip was. so, you know, he was -- he wasn't a classic hunting, shooting british aristocrat who would have sort of melded into the british family very easily. >> yeah. yeah. >> prince philip was his own man. >> yeah. >> he had a really independent mind, and he was a modernizer. i think people will focus on how much he modernized the monarchy. >> he had a common touch, did he not, and, of course, he's married to the queen of england, but he had a reputation for having a common touch. he answered the phone himself, which broke with protocol. >> yes. >> he bought queen elizabeth a
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washing machine. he carried his own suitcase. he would tell the footmen, i have arms. i'm not bloody helpless. i wonder if you can talk about his personality. >> well, his -- he was very quick. he had a very quick wit. and i think people often misinterpreted that as gaffe, but, i mean, i had an encounter with him in malta, 2015, when we were at a reception, and i was there because i was working on a book. and i had credentials around my neck and he walked up and he said, what do you do? i said i write books. and he said what kind? and i said biographies. and he said who have you written about? i said, well, her majesty. he said, oh, you must be desperate. and then he said who are you writing about now? i said prince charles. he said you must really be desperate. but it was all in good fun.
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and but he would say things like that and most people took them with spirit. i watched the two of them at an event, and he was watching her like a laser. he never kept her out of his sight, and he would, if he saw somebody, a little kid in particular who was having trouble seeing the queen or getting close to her, i saw him literally pick up a child and put him in front of the barricade so the queen could say hello. and then i would see them afterwards and they'd be in the car and sharing stories about maybe things that might have gone wrong. but one of the queen's closest friends said to me, you always have to remember that there was always a laugh around the corner. so they shared many duties, but they also shared, you know, a
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great sense of humor. and there was a moment after the very solemn coronation in 1953 when the -- when prince philip turned to the queen and said, where did you get that hat, looking at her crown. so, you know, he was quick on the uptake, but he was also a serious man. i was amazed when i went into his private secretary's office and they gave me, you know, six books. he had written -- by the '80s he had written nine books. he was the first person in the royal family to use television. he did a television documentary. he persuaded the queen in 1957 to televise her annual christmas
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message. and he even taught her how to use a teleprompter. he was the first member of the royal family to use a computer. as you alluded to earlier. he picked up the phone but also wrote all his own emails. he wrote his speeches. he was a man of searching intellect. great curiosity. and people -- some people found him to be a little precocious because he was very strong minded. but on the other hand, if somebody really knew what they were talking about, and they argued with him, he would -- he could be turned around. he had a very open mind. he was a -- very, very early. and he just had the most really wide ranging -- >> yeah. >> sally, thank you so much. you have written just the
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seminal biography of the queen. i'm sure many more people will be reading it now. i'll leave us with this quote from prince philip. i think to try to create a memorial for yourself or your life is slightly indecent, he said. i'd rather other people decide what legacy i leave. i am not trying to create one. sally bedell smith, thank you. next hour, testimony resumes in the derek chauvin murder trial with a critical witness expected to be called today. that is the medical examiner who performed george floyd's autopsy. he ruled floyd's death a homicide but did not, in his report, mention asphyxiation, a key point made yesterday by the prosecution medical expert. >> that expert ruled out pre-existing conditions and drugs as the cause of floyd's death, but revealed this stunning news. derek chauvin's knee remained on george floyd's neck for more than three minutes after he had already taken his last breath. quite a moment in the testimony
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yesterday. senior legal analyst lara laur coates joins us to discuss this. dr. martin tobin, a pulmonary expert, he described in great detail yesterday watching the testimony, and i think in ways that laymen like myself and crucially the jurors could understand. the process of breathing and how floyd's breathing gradually stopped. and making a direct connection between that and the use of force. from your point of view, how crucial was that testimony? >> oh, this was, by far, the most compelling testimony that we've heard in this trial. jim, that includes the very emotional, heart-wrenching testimony of bystanders. why? in part because perhaps people didn't see this coming. his methodical cadence. the way in which he was so informative. he seemed to not try to influence but essentially just inform. and when he did, we learned so much. probably many jurors who had no idea what a pulmonologist was.
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the expertise in the respiratory system and chest cavity. he broke it down in a digestible way that people were actually, through his demonstrative statements like touch your neck, feel here, follow along this area. they were following along. when you are a prosecutor trying to meet your burden of proof and needing these very technical experts to help the jury understand the torturous conditions by which you are alleging derek chauvin left and inflicted upon george floyd, to have somebody with that expertise having the jury so captivated that they're following along, this is what you want in order to meet your burden. >> and they spent about half an hour simply setting up how remarkable his credentials are before getting into that. i wonder what you make of the prosecutor's strategy being a former federal prosecutor yourself to have him go first, before the medical examiner who actually performed the autopsy on george floyd. i suppose today then they'll have him respond to everything that tobin said.
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>> absolutely. and we're thinking about how to prosecute a case, the selection of witnesses is going to be important in telling the story. but the chronology of these witnesses is going to be so important because they're going to lead with your trump. you'll put your best foot forward and you'll let the person who can set the foundation, not through the argument of counsel, which isn't allowed to be thought of as evidence but through their own expertise. and then you have essentially if there is a witness down the line in your list of witnesses that might not be as compelling or might not have the lockstep discussions or statements or conclusions that you are trying to establish, you lead with somebody they now have to bounce off of, feed off of. by creating this foundational expertise, poppy, they have set up the medical expert, not to fail, but to now be in a better position to explain what he meant. >> so much of yesterday, it struck me, was connecting the medicine, right? the science to those powerful
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images we've become so familiar with. this is one of them here talking about the weight applied to floyd in those crucial moments when he was taking his final breaths. have a listen to that, and i want to ask you to briefly talk about the significance. >> mr. floyd died from a low level of oxygen. that's 91.5 pounds is coming down directly on mr. floyd's neck. >> talks about how the toe of the officer's boot was no longer touching the ground to emphasize that all of his weight was on him. was that a key moment? >> absolutely. the minutia of the details is what's important here. remember, all of us have been watching through laymen's eyes about what we saw. a disturbing 9-minute and 29-second video. bystanders watching through laymen's eyes. now the defense has to now defend against the expertise and expert eyes of somebody who is looking not just at the overall
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scope of what happened, but the details and the manipulation of the handcuffs. the details about using one's finger or knuckle or shoulder to try to breathe. the idea of what it means when that toe lifts and the amount of weight that now is placed on somebody's neck. this is somebody walking you through and saying you thought it was bad before. here's how really bad it is. >> the images become so powerful. laura coates, thanks so much. ahead this hour -- the first republican lawmaker has now called for congressman matt gaetz to resign. this after a new report alleges gaetz paid money to an accused sex trafficker who then sent the same amount of money to a young woman. we'll get into the latest there. plus, vaccine advisers to the federal government tell cnn they do not think that the astrazeneca vaccine will be used here in this country. and even if it was, they personally say they wouldn't take it. also, georgia's new restrictive voting law has set off a firestorm over voting
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down. cnn has not confirmed the details of the allegations in this story. >> the transactions, according to the daily beast, were from congressman gaetz to greenberg in may of 2018. the next morning, greenberg transferred money totalling the same amount that he received from gaetz to three young women. none of the three women were under age, according to the daily beast. gaetz repeatedly denied ever paying for sex. ryan nobles is following the story. good morning, ryan. that associate now appears to be willing to strike a plea deal and maybe flip on his friend. >> yeah, poppy. and that is why the pressure is really mounting on matt gaetz. joel greenberg, the former tax collector in seminole county, florida, and facing charges ranging from prostitution to human trafficking to stalking, he told prosecutors and his attorney telling a judge yesterday in open court that he is open to a plea deal. if he's open to a plea deal, the
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next step would be a cooperation agreement. and if he begins talking to the feds about his relationship with matt gaetz, that could be trouble for the florida congressman. greenberg's attorney even admitted. coming out of court yesterday saying matt gaetz should be pretty uncomfortable right now because his client is uniquely positioned to discuss gaetz's activities that led to this federal investigation. and greenberg and gaetz are two men that were very close, political and personal associates. and it was the investigation into greenberg that led federal investigators into their investigation into gaetz. now gaetz has maintained all along that he's done nothing wrong. he specifically said that he never paid for sex or that he's ever had sex with a 17-year-old as an adult. at this point, gaetz says that he's not going anywhere. he has no plans to resign. >> ryan nobles, thank you for that reporting. let's discuss now with former deputy fbi director andrew mccabe. he's also the author of the
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memoir, the threat. how the fbi protects america in the age of terror and trump. it's an important read. andrew, good to have you on. you've been involved in plea deals in your position in the fbi and the justice department. what kind of cooperation do prosecutors require to reduce sentence and charges in a case like this? >> yeah, sure. so, jim, there's a couple of things to be aware of. first, there's only two reasons a defendant would ever plead guilty in the federal system. and the incredibly rare instance people come in and plead guilty to an entire indictment, they put on no defense and just admit the charges. that hardly ever happens. in almost all circumstances, if you are pleading guilty, it's because you're cooperating. it's also true that the -- in my experience, with many organized crime cases, working as an agent in new york, having gone through this process many times, the defendant usually has submitted
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to several proffers before the plea deal is officially made in court. so it is highly likely that mr. greenberg has already been proffered or interviewed by prosecutors and investigators, people who are now taking the information he's given them and going out and trying to corroborate it with solid, hard evidence they can use in court. so this is a process that is probably already well down the road. >> given the involvement as well in this of mr. gaetz, and his involvement with greenberg and the fact that gaetz is a big target, do you agree with greenberg's attorney when he says i'm sure matt gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today. would it be likely -- again, we don't know the circumstances of this proffer, but would it be likely that prosecutors would look for him to give details about the involvement of someone like gaetz? >> no question. as a fundamental matter to get a
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cooperation deal in the federal system, you have to agree to provide prosecutors and agents with all of your knowledge of any criminal activity that you or anyone else you know of has been involved in. that is the only way to get a proffer agreement. you have to give up everything you know about criminal activity. that would, of course, include, in this case, allegedly, the congressman. it's also true that you can't -- it's part of the u.s. attorney's office manual, you can't sign them up for an agreement unless they can provide someone more significant, a bigger fish, a bigger target than they are. so all those things, i think, point to very, very serious consequences possibly on the horizon for the congressman. >> why would greenberg's attorney advertise that publicly, right? for him to say that, i'm sure gaetz isn't feeling very comfortable today. it's a little bit of a shot across the bow. what is his interest in making a comment like that? >> boy, that's a hard one to
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understand. i was shocked that he made that comment. i think typically attorneys say nothing. they certainly are loathed to speak about other defendants who they don't represent. so that was a really strange thing for him to say. it may have just been a slip of the tongue. obviously, he knows more than we do about what mr. greenberg may or may not be telling investigators. so it's informing to us, but it was a strange thing, i think, for an attorney to do. >> understood. a case we'll continue to follow closely. andrew mccabe, thanks so much. >> thanks, jim. vaccine advisers to the u.s. government say they would not take the astrazeneca covid vaccine. why? that's next.
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astrazeneca has yet to request emergency use authorization here in the united states, but new this morning, federal government advisers tell cnn they actually don't foresee astrazeneca's vaccine even being used here. >> that's remarkable. and they say that even if it were available, they, themselves, wouldn't take it. that's quite an alarming lack of endorsement. cnn's elizabeth cohen is here with us for more. elizabeth, several european countries have authorized this. many rely on this as their principal vaccine. tell us what these advisers are saying and why they are skeptical. >> right. the advisers say the u.s. is in a delicate situation. first, the good news here is that pfizer, moderna, johnson sg & johnson, those are great vaccines with great efficacy and great safety records. and the advisers who served to
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advise government agencies in the u.s. about vaccines, they say, why would we want to muddy the waters? why would we want to? things are going well. why would we want to introduce a vaccine that has this blood clot safety question. it muddies the waters. americans say, why are you trying to give this to us? things are going well now. why mess it up? so if and when astrazeneca does apply, the fda is then in a delicate situation. do they say no? well, the whole world watches the fda. it's considered the gold standard. more than 70 countries have already authorized this vaccine. the fda says no, that does not look good, and if the fda says yes and it just never gets used, that doesn't look good either. so that has really put them in a difficult situation and astrazeneca has said, look, we stand by our vaccine. our clinical trials show that it is safe and effective. poppy, jim? >> why is it, elizabeth, specifically, that the advisers say they wouldn't take it, even if it were approved? >> right. poppy, so the advisers i talked to said we don't think
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astrazeneca's vaccine is terrible. it's just that there's been some questions about the efficacy data and also there's this safety issue, the possible link to blood clots. if i had a link between pfizer, moderna, j&j or astrazeneca, why would i make astrazeneca? i'd take the other three. but they said if astrazeneca were the only thing offered to me, i would take it. it's better than getting covid, for sure, by far, but they said, look, if i had a choice, i would not take astrazeneca. >> all right. impactful words. elizabeth cohen, thanks very much. coming up -- he has become the most powerful man in congress. we're going to bring you cnn's exclusive interview with senator joe manchin by our colleague lauren fox. here why the democrat says the january 6th capitol insurrection changed his perspective on his role in congress.
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west virginia senator joe manchin, a democrat, has extraordinary influence in washington right now. effectively holding veto power over the fate of president biden's agenda. >> the moderate democrat becoming a central political figure with the senate evenly split 50-50 and he hopes to use that power to bring lawmakers together. he sat down for an exclusive interview with our lauren fox. watch. >> reporter: the other joe who holds the power in washington. clear and unequivocal tonight. >> i'm not killing the filibuster. >> reporter: the reason, the insurrection at the capitol. >> january 6th changed me. i was very clear with everybody. i never thought in my life, i never read in history books to where our form of government had
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been attacked at our seat of government, which is washington, d.c., at our capitol by our own people. now the british did it, but not americans. so something told me, wait a minute. pause. hit the pause button. something is wrong. you can't have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other. >> reporter: insisting the only way to move fast the animosity is by working together. >> i think we can find a pathway forward. i really do. i'm going to be sitting down with both sides and understanding where everybody is coming from. we should have an open, fair and secure election. if we have to put guard rails on, we can put guard rails on so people can't take advantage of people. and i believe there are republicans that feel exactly like i feel. >> reporter: how does that affect his relationship with the white house? >> they have been very, very kind in talking. we do talk. we have communications. >> how often? >> as often as i would like or as often as they would like. i'm always -- >> with the president directly? >> whenever he calls me, he calls me. we've had a good friendship and relationship for a long time. we understand each other. >> reporter: and he has a
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warning for fellow democrats. slow down on thoughts of ramming through legislation like voting rights. >> some progressives think that you are standing in the way of significant changes the president could make on voting rights because you don't want to get rid of the filibuster. other changes that they could make on gun reforms -- >> they can make all these changes if we try to work towards the middle. you can't work in the fringes. you just cannot work in the fringes. we want fair, open, secured elections. and what georgia has done some things which i thought were just atrocious, okay? but i am also been a secretary of state and i've also been a governor and i know the tenth amendment. i know my rights as far as states rights and i don't think there should be an overreaching, if you will, federal elections. >> what changes -- >> you know, well, the one they did, which is unbelievable to me, they took away the powers of the election -- secretary of state's office. and put it in the hands of the congress. in their legislature. now you have no one person that you can hold accountable for it.
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you have a whole legislature of 100 people or more. that's crazy. >> reporter: and gun control. >> i support what the president did not. what he's doing on executive order. there's an awful lot of things he talked about, but the executive order says ghost guns should not be allowed to be legally made or sold or used. it's illegal. because they are making them off of printers. can't detect them. >> you still can't support the house-passed background -- >> not the way the house bill is. there's negotiations. >> has there been any negotiations? >> we haven't gotten the bill yet. i'm happy to work with them. i'll sit down and i think we call it common gun sense. if you come from a gun culture such as i do in west virginia, i don't think there's a person -- i don't know a person that doesn't have a gun. it's different background. i am anxious to work with them and do something in a most constructive way. >> reporter: what does he think of his newfound role as rainmaker? >> some of your colleagues joke you're the president of the senate now. i've heard them in the halls
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remark that to you. do you like this role? >> no. >> how does it feel? >> i've said this before and i'll say it again. i've watched people that had power and abused it. i've watched people that sought power and destroyed themselves. and i've watched people that have had a moment of time to make a difference and change things and used it. i would like to be that third. >> reporter: while he may not like the role he's been given, he knows he has a real friend in the other joe. >> i'm so pleased to understand that we have a person sitting in the white house that understands legislating. understands how congress works and should work. and understands that basically, we've got to represent the people who we represent. and i'm representing west virginia the best of my ability. i'm trying to speak for my state. >> reporter: of course, jim and poppy, you see there where manchin is coming from, arguing that when he is from the state of west virginia, bipartisanship has to be his way forward. but, of course, he's really a linchpin in the president's legislative ability to get
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things done. whether it's voting rights, guns. this huge infrastructure package the white house is rolling out. i think there are a lot of questions. what are they going to have to do to satisfy manchin? but, of course, this wide-ranging interview, him really explaining why he is coming from the place that he is. jim and poppy? >> yeah. what an interview at the perfect moment, lauren fox. leave it to you. thank you. >> nicely done. this just in. southwest, american and united airlines are removing some of their 737 max airplanes from service after boeing, the manufacturer, announced air carriers must make an electrical fix. combined, the three airliners will temporarily take 63 planes out of service. the faa says the issue involves a backup power control unit. southwest says it has not experienced any problems related to the. disruptions to its operations, as well, it says should be minimal. this is the latest issue for an airplane the faa administrator called the most heavily
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a new restrictive voting law is already in place in georgia, but corporate america is working to prevent more states from passing similar ones. legislative measures limiting ballot access are moving through
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47 state houses right now. the ceo of levi's, an iconic american company that's been around for nearly 170 years, existing through slavery and jim crow, now releasing a statement saying these bills aren't only racist. they represent a significant step backward for us here in the united states. with me now is chip bergh, the president and ceo of levi strauss and company. good morning and thank you. >> thank you for having me, poppy. >> you say that these bills and what we just saw passed in georgia are racist. i wonder this morning what your message is to mitch mcconnell and governor kemp who say they're anything but that. what do you say? >> well, you know, i'm very concerned about our democracy right now, poppy, and voting is a hard-fought and hard-won right for all americans. and i think what we're seeing is a backlash to the record voter turnout in 2020 and the baseless, false narrative of
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voter fraud. and these moves in the 47 states that are considering these legislations and the legislation that just passed in georgia are trying to restrict voters' access to the polls, and it is disproportionately hurting black and brown communities. >> the question then becomes as you, someone with a big platform, a lot of money as a corporation that you can put to use, what you're going to do with it. you have big operations in texas. operations in all of these states. and you have said we know we have to do more. what are you going to do? >> well, we're going to primarily focus on doing everything that we can to ensure that our employees and our stakeholders, particularly in the states where we have our largest operations, texas, florida, kentucky in particular, that we're going to do everything that we can to work with the legislatures to make sure that these restrictive laws don't go into place.
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we put our money where our mouth is as well. in 2020, we donated over $3 million from the levi strauss foundation to different states. more than 10% of that went to georgia specifically to work with nonprofit organizations that were committed to ensuring fair and equal access to the polls. and ensuring that voters could get out and vote. and we're going to continue to do the same thing as we move forward. >> i think this whole debate really raises >> i think this whole debate raises the question of what is the job of the ceo? what is the bottom line of your profit? it is always do the harder right, not the easier wrong. when you stood up on guns and took a stand on trying to end gun violence, you got death threats. and there were police outside of your family home escorting your child to school. i can't imagine that as a parent. when you hear mitch mcconnell
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say there will be consequences for companies that take a stand on the voting issues, what do you say? what is the responsibility of a ceo today, chip? >> well, i've been a ceo now for about ten years. and i can tell you that over that ten-year period of time the role has changed dramatically. you know, the business roundtable, talk about stake holder management and ensuring that we're driving value for all stake holders, i have a large employee base globally. i've got communities where we work and serve the communities. so we've got a broad range of stake holders. i really do believe, especially at levi's, that i have a platform. and we're committed to making change. this company has been around for 180 years. and a big part of the reason i believe we've been around for 180 years is we've not been afraid to take a position on issues that are really, really important. and not been afraid to stick our neck out on these tough issues. when it comes to gun control,
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gun violence is ripping this country apart. and it's almost every single day. you're hearing about another incident. and so this is important to us as a country and i serve the u.s. army. we're not trying to repeal the second amendment. we're just calling for legislation that will make our world a safer place. >> if i could ask you, chip, about one of those really crucial key issues and sticking your neck out on them. i want to ask you about china. you do have operations in china, obviously, your products are sold in china. and the state department now says that the chinese government is carrying out genocide in china. in the '90s, levi's pulled out of china for a number of years because of human rights violations. what is your threshold today, chip, for enough is enough given what is happening to the uighurs
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muslim population there? >> so this is a very complex situation, poppy. and what i can say definitively, we've had terms of engagement that goes back more than 30 years which is kind of our rules of conduct, if you will, with our suppliers. and in that, there are some important aspects to it. we will not tolerate. we do not tolerate any forced labor. and we also insist on the ability to audit our suppliers and be able to do that unannounced. those two conditions kept it ous of the province for more than a decade. and we don't produce any product there. we don't buy any materials from that province. and china is a relatively small supplier to levi's on a global basis. our commercial business in china still very small. it's only about 3% of our total business. and we're trying to thread the
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needle to maintain a commercial business there while standing up for what we know is right with respect to the human rights violations of china. >> i appreciate that, chip. two quick questions before you go. on infrastructure, you like the biden infrastructure plan. it's expensive. 2 $2.2 trillion. do you support, does levi's support a 28% corporate tax hike to pay for it? >> well, i wouldn't go so far as to say we support a 28% tax hike at this point. let's let the legislation land and give the lawmakers an opportunity to decide whether there are tradeoffs to be made. but i think it's fair to say that we would be willing to pay our fair share, if you will. we think that this will be really good. it will put americans to work. it will be good for the economy. it will be good for our business and we need infrastructure improvements. we're willing to pay our fair share. i think 28% pushes the threshold that a lot of businesses are
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going to find very difficult to swallow. >> okay. we're out of time. but next time you come on, we're going to talk about parental leave. levi's instituted a parental leave policy last year, family leave policy, that i think a lot of corporations should look at in terms of mandating it for folks and it cost you a fraction of what you expected. so we'll talk about that next time, chip. i'm sorry we ran out of time. thank you for coming on today. >> thank you, poppy. >> okay. jim? >> important conversation to hear from the ceos very public on the political issues. in moments, the final day of week two in the derek chauvin trial will begin. we'll bring it you to the moment it starts. we're expecting to hear from the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on george floyd and we'll bring that to you live. cal: our confident forever plan is possible with a cfp® professional. a cfp® professional can help you build a complete financial plan. visit letsmakeaplan.org to find your cfp® professional. ♪
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very good friday morning to you. >> a pivotal moment taking shape in the derek chauvin murder trial. a crucial witness which is the medical examiner that performed george floyd's autopsy and ruled his death a homicide is expected to take the stand. but his initial report did not mention asphyxiation. that is a key point made yesterday by the prosecution's medical expert. >> we're also following major breaking news this morning. prince philip and husband to queen elizabeth died at the age of 99. we begin there there morning. you know the history of the monarchy and country and remarkable personality in for instance philip. >> well, exactly. good morning, jim. good morning, poppy. it's a somber mood here. the news came through around three hours ago. already you see people coming
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