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the jury has the case. jurors began deliberating in the trial of ex-minneapolis police officer derek chauvin, accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of george floyd. they have wrapped up for the night and will resume in the morning. in closing arguments, prosecutors telling jurors to believe what they saw in the video. chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes was excessive force that caused floyd's death. but in his summation, the defense attorney saying chauvin acted as a reasonable officer would in that situation. also moving for a mistrial after congresswoman maxine waters called on protesters to get, her word, confrontational if chauvin is acquitted. the judge denying the motion but warning the comments could be grounds for an appeal down the
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line. so joining me now, bakari sel sellers, form democratic senator from alabama doug jones is here. they're both cnn political commentators. good evening to both of you. bakari, i'm going to start with you. the entire nation is waiting on this chauvin trial verdict. one cnn white house official telling cnn the thinking inside the west wing is, and i quote here, this was already a tinderbox. it becomes more volatile by the day. what's at stake here, you think, sir? >> you know, that's a good question. this reminds me -- the time we're in reminds me of 1968. tom brokaw, who is one of my heroes actually, had a documentary entitled "boom." and in 1968, in february, you had the original wood massacre. in april you had assassination of king. in june you had the assassination of kennedy. you had many soldiers coming home from war still being treated like second-class citizens, and it felt as if the country was becoming untethered along the lines of race.
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this seems eerily like that year and that time frame. what we require right now, though, is leadership, and this is a question in which joe biden has to look inward. this is a question in which many people have to look inward and see if they're prepared to lead on this issue of race. it's something that this country has never dealt with, and unfortunately it takes black blood flowing through the streets for us to have these conversations. and the question is now are we going to have them, are we going to have them seriously, and is it going to create any type of change in this country? >> senator, what is the role of the new administration? the previous administration often fanned the flames of racial tension. that is when, you know, they weren't setting the fires. i should probably say that. >> you know, look, i think that the role of this president and this administration is to remain peaceful. i know that this administration, regardless of this outcome, is going to want to have peace in the streets of minnesota and
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peace across this country. and that's what i think that joe biden is best at, reassuring people, talking to people, calming them down, but making sure that people know regardless of this outcome -- and i think this is really important. regardless of whether this is a guilty for murder or guilty on manslaughter or a not guilty verdict, that he is going to do things about law enforcement reform in this country. we have waited. we saw it fall last year. but i think that this administration is getting ready, and they wanted to get through this case. it would not have been appropriate -- i think it would have been a bad move to try to push that before this case was completed. but as soon as this case is over, i think you're going to see the administration move one way or another. but their role is to also be reassuring, to let folks know that they are not going to be forgotten and they're going to move forward to try to make progress on this front. >> bakari, got to ask you about this, get your take on the defense using comments from congresswoman maxine waters to call for a mistrial.
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take a listen, and then we'll talk. >> now that we have u.s. representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it's -- it's mind-boggling to me, judge. >> i'll give you that congresswoman waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned. >> here's what the congresswoman said this weekend. >> we got to stay on the street, and we've got to get more active. we've got to get more confrontational. we've got to make sure that they know that we mean business. >> now, she says her reference to confrontation was meant in the context of the civil rights movement's nonviolent history. words matter right now, but what do you think? should she have weighed in? >> i mean so there are a couple of things. one, i think you said it best.
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no one with half a brain, i think i heard you say, would think that she was trying to incite violence. she was not inciting any type of violence. the type of confrontation is like you did at a woolworth's lunch counter. that's the type of confrontation they're talking about. second, and doug jones is a better lawyer than i with my multiple attempts to pass the bar exam, so i know doug probably knows this better than i. but i don't think the attorney or the judge was correct in this matter. this is not grounds for a mistrial, and it's not even grounds for appeal. i mean it's not even preserved or ripe because at no point did your honor actually ask the jury did they watch the news, did they hear the news. there's no evidence that a single juror was biased by this. that's second. and third, even more importantly, don, if people are in the streets after this verdict, do you think they're going to be in the streets
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because of something maxine waters says, or do you think they're going to be in the streets because of a not guilty verdict or a hung jury and the continuation of injustice? ain't nobody going to be out there after a not guilty or a hung jury talking about, i'm out here because of maxine waters. i mean let's do that thought experiment. it doesn't make any sense. and i guess lastly, people will talk about anything. marjorie taylor greene and kevin mccarthy will talk about anything except racism in this country. mitch mcconnell went to the well today to talk about maxine waters, but he won't talk about george floyd and racism? like that's absurd. let's deal with the issue at hand. >> i can't believe you said ain't nobody going to be out there, but you did, and that's why i laughed. >> i mean i'm sorry. i was reverting. i was thinking to myself, you're going to be -- like we're going to be in the streets protesting if it's a not guilty or hung jury and somebody going to be, i'm out here because of maxine. >> senator jones, give me your
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reaction to the judge's comments. did congresswoman waters really give the defense reason to appeal? >> no. i think bakari is absolutely right on that. i don't think so at all. and he was correct in that there was no preservation of that era. you've got to do something more than raise something. you've got to show there's an effect. i think what i saw in the judge this afternoon was just a frustration with the comment from congresswoman waters. and that's all that that amounts to, and it was his comment. it was her comment. i do think that the words were a little unfortunate. i understand what bakari sellers is saying here, but at the same time, i do think words matter. people hear things differently, and i wish she had used something a little bit different. but the fact of the matter is it's not going to affect this case, and bakari is absolutely right. nobody is on their twitter accounts now, nobody is on instagram saying, auntie maxine told us to stay in the streets and be ready.
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that's not happening. people are on edge about this. you know, don, bakari said something about 1968. i'm a little older than him. to me this is the inflection point of 1963 where children took to the streets in birmingham, alabama, and they -- children, just like they did last year after george floyd's death, it was the uyouth of thi country who have really causes the changes here. we saw the death of medgar evers in 1963 and the world changed, but it changed in part because of the youth. that's what i think is the real -- i think the connection between what we're seeing today and what we saw in the early 1960s. >> you're referring to the 16th street baptist church, the four little girls, right? is that yes? >> yeah. >> thank you both. thank you, gentlemen. i appreciate it. i'll see you soon. so now i want to bring in the
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former captain of the missouri state highway patrol ron johnson. he was tasked with restoring peace in ferguson after michael brown's death. captain, thank you. i appreciate you joining. good to see you again. of course i wish it was under better circumstances. we know about this, about businesses in town, you know, potentially being damaged. businesses around the courthouse boarded up. their storefronts in case of the unrest here. there's a curfew in some places. what else should officials be doing now to prepare for possible unrest? possible unrest. and let's hope there's not when there is a verdict. >> well, they should be talking to community leaders, protest leaders and making sure that they're all on the same page and creating partnerships. of course we would like to have these partnerships in place prior to incidents like this. but they should be sure they're talking to business owners and everybody in the community so they can try to keep the peace and keep the community intact as much as they can. >> yeah. the video of chauvin's knee on
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george floyd's neck shocked the conscience of this country. do you think that this case will have an impact on policing in america going forward? >> i think the verdict will decide that. i think if the verdict is a guilty verdict, i really think that it will have a great impact and more immediate. but i think there's still a chance that even whatever way it goes, it will impact and then have some changes, but i think a guilty verdict will move that forward in a more speedier way. >> mm-hmm. the prosecution took a very pro-police stance in closing arguments today. take a listen, and then we'll talk. >> this case is called the state of minnesota versus derek chauvin. this case is not called, the state of minnesota versus the police. this is not an anti-police prosecution. it's a pro-police prosecution. >> what's your reaction, captain? >> i think that it really depends on the verdict how
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that's looked at. i think i applaud the prosecution for what they've said today, but i think if it's a guilty verdict, then i think what they said will be true in a lot of minds. but i think if it's not guilty, then i think it will go back to this was about policing. >> yeah. >> so i think it really depends on that verdict, and so it is so important on how this case pans out. >> listen, even if that, though, captain, you had multiple people from the minneapolis police department testifying against chauvin's actions, including the police chief. i mean does that show that this case, you know, is different than other officer-involved killings at least and maybe the potential -- maybe the potential, depending on the outcome as you said, that it can have on policing? >> i think it is. we've never seen anything like it in our country in these cases, and so i applaud each member of that police department for standing up with courage and saying that we're going to speak on what's right. we're going to speak a truth, and we're going to say that's
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not who we are. so i think a lot of policemen across this country are applauding that because that's not what policing is and should be in our country. >> captain johnson, always a pleasure as usual. thank you very much. i'll see you soon. >> thank you. >> jurors are considering the actions of one officer, but for america, all this is much, much bigger. are we on the verge of the reckoning on race and justice so many people are calling for?
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president biden and top white house aides closely watching the chauvin trial, said to be preparing for a variety of outcomes. press secretary jen psaki saying the administration is in touch with mayors, governors, and local authorities across the country and there needs to be space for peaceful protests and reaction to the verdict, whenever that comes in. i want to bring in now presidential historian jon meacham and pa neil joseph, professor of history at the university of texas at austin. good evening to both of you. thank you so much.
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i appreciate you joining. jon meacham, let's start with you. george floyd ignited a movement. we saw all the protests against police brutality and racism. here we are now on the cusp of a verdict all these months later. so speak to us about this moment in history for our country. what is this? put it in perspective for us. >> well, where this moment stands is going to depend on how it all turns out. it's going to depend on whether light and justice and reform come out of this or whether this is another sad milestone on a road that leads us away from justice, away from fulfilling the declaration of independence and the genuine promise of equality. so i think we are, as churchill once said in a different context, this is not the beginning of the end. maybe it's the end of the beginning of the police reform
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questions. the floyd moment, i think, will always stand certainly in presidential history because the violence, the presidentially sponsored violence in lafayette square last june, i think in many ways when we look back on the campaign of 2020, we will see lafayette square as a moment where joe biden functionally became the president-elect. >> really? >> i do. i think that people saw -- it was embodiment, a manifestation of what everyone had worried about, about trump. and you saw tear gas. you saw the military being conscripted into an assertion of unilateral civilian authority to stop nonviolent protesting. you saw the manipulation of the bible, of st. john's church, a fabled parish there in
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washington. and i think you saw in that tableau a manifestation of the authoritarian instincts that so many people had warned about with trump but not a lot of people had seen. >> i see you shaking your head to that, paniel. do you want to comment? >> yeah. you know, i think i agree with jon. i would use a different word than reform. i think that we're at really a political and moral cross roads in the country and it's sort of this choice between, you know, the beloved community that not only dr. king but black lives matter and other activists have called for or doubling down on the politics of law and order, and we've chosen law and order over the last 53 years, so i do think that we're at this moral and political fork in the road. and even the notion of saying that somehow maxine waters has sort of spoiled the justice system shows us the kind of
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desperation that's out there. but in terms of historically, this reminds me of 1980 and miami, the overtown rebellion that happened after four officers were acquitted in the death of a black man, a black motorist who was a former military veteran. 1992 with los angeles in the aftermath of the rodney king verdict in simi valley. 2001 in cincinnati. so there's been these verdicts that we've waited for really at least since 1980. this is going to be the biggest, but there is a kind of precedent here in terms of waiting for this kind of justice. >> yeah. jon, let's talk about that a little bit more, mentioning the unrest and cities are preparing for unrest now. how important will president biden's leadership be after we have reached a verdict? how important will his leadership be in navigating the country through what one senior
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white house official is calling a, quote, unquote, tinderbox? >> i think the president -- i think biden is particularly well equipped for this moment. he's been in public life for 50 years almost exactly, and he understands, i think, a fundamental truth about the country, which is that we can keep saying this isn't who we are, but it is who we are. and there is too much systemic racism. white supremacy is on the march. you know, i'm a white southerner. people who look like me tend to do just fine in this country. what the country has to decide is -- at least enough people in the country have to decide is that are we going to live up to the declaration of independence, or are we going to, out of fear, continue to hold on to a kind of
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exclusionary identity that isn't passive, right? the perniciousness of the white supremacist impulse is not simply that it isolates white people. it's that it -- innately it forces the subjugation of others. that's why you saw, i think, rightly the outrage about the anglo-saxon caucus recently in the past couple of days, you know. it's just -- you know, george wallace, in 1961, when he was sworn in as governor of alabama, cited the wonders of anglo-saxon civilization in the speech where he said segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. and so i think president biden is well equipped for this, and i think that, you know, the presidency, as frankly roosevelt said in september 1932, it's preeminently a place of moral
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leadership. and moral in this case, remember, isn't just about ethical behavior. moral -- the root of moral is custom. it's how we talk to each other. it's how we talk about each other. it's how we are as citizens. and we've experienced four years of having a president who always encouraged our worst instincts and thankfully that's over. >> jon, when this covid thing is over, we're going to have to have a dinner party and i'm going to invite you to dinner with all of my friends and you're going to be the guest of honor. i'm not kidding. we're going to talk about all of this stuff. i will fly you here and have you speak to my friends. >> let me tell you, joseph is a lot smarter. i'd take him. >> well, listen, joseph is already on the guest list, so you're new to the guest list. >> he's trying to get to -- >> peniel joseph, i should say. >> can i say one thing? optics matter. i think the fact that in minnesota right now, we have so much national guard troops and so much military personnel out,
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we send the message, which i think is the wrong message, that buildings and property count more than black lives, especially in the context of daunte wright, the young 20-year-old who was just shot and killed. so part of where we need to go -- and i completely agree with jon in terms of that, that moral reckoning -- is even before another black person gets shot in this country, to expend the same kind of energy that minnesota is expending on curfews and national guard and sheriff's departments on people who are poor, people who don't deserve punishment, who really are just struggling for dignity and citizenship. and it moves me just to even think about the resources that are being expended in minnesota right now for the purpose of punishment and the purpose to defend property instead of saving human lives. >> listen, point well taken. i think that's a very fair point, but we must remember -- and i was speaking to some of our correspondents there on the
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scene today. many of the businesses who stand being destroyed or damaged or looted are black-owned businesses who have gone through this before, and they can't go through it again. they're going to lose their livelihoods if this indeed happens. i don't know what the right answer is, but i would love to see anything happen, if something is going to happen, without damaging the livelihoods of black citizens and their businesses in that community. so i will say that. but, listen, peniel, i want you to check this out. this is vice president kamala harris today, touring the greensboro civil rights museum today. i want you to give your thoughts because it's a powerful image to see the country's first black v.p. there on a day like today and following weeks of protests. peniel? >> yes.
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i thought you were showing the clip. no, i think that's extraordinary, and i think, you know, we talk about february 1st, 1960, 61 years ago, and the woolworth lunch counter sit-ins as sort of a new birth of american freedom and democracy. and the fact that we have the first black woman, black south asian vice president is incredibly important and incredibly moving. i think we have to make our words as good as our deeds, right? so we celebrate this narrative of the heroic period of the civil rights movement. jon has written beautifully about it. i try to make a living off of it as well. but we have to connect those extraordinary times with how we're living today. so -- and i agree with you, what you said, don. black businesses should be protected. the first thing that should be protected, though, is black people. >> mm-hmm. >> i just would hope and urge everyone in minnesota and in all 50 states, before the next black person dies at the hands of the
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police, to marshal the same kind of resources that we are marshaling in minnesota to try to protect property to invest in black communities, invest in the least of these. all of us who believe in the bible or some kind of god or some kind of moral reckoning, if we invest in poor people, if we invest in people who are being marginalized, we can prevent this from ever happening again. we have to have the will to do this, the moral and political will and integrity to do this. >> i think no one disagrees with you on that. thank you both. i look forward to our dinner party after we're all off of semi house arrest and you know. thank you. i appreciate it. i'll see you soon. great conversation. two families suffering unimaginable losses decades apart. now the relatives of george floyd and emmett till are bonding in their grief and their calls for justice.
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>> i understand. >> reporter: a bond born of the deepest sorrow. >> do you know how hard that is for somebody to look at that child beaten to death? do you know hard it is for people to look at a person who has been tortured to death over nine minutes? it's not right. >> reporter: each experienced a violent death in the family that became a catalyst for civil rights in america. philonise floyd is the brother of george floyd. deborah watts is the cousin of emmett till. they met because watts lives in minneapolis and took to the streets after george floyd was killed. >> oh, my god. >> i think about that all the time. i think about emmett. >> i appreciate that. >> emmett was, to me, like one of the first george floyds that people just recognized, like they put him in the spotlight, but he didn't get justice. >> he didn't. he still hasn't, but we're still fighting. i don't want you to have this
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66-year journey. i really don't. >> reporter: for watts, the pain has spanned generations. her 14-year-old cousin emmett till was murdered in 1955 by white supremacists. till's mother opened the casket at his funeral so the world could see the horror done to her child at the hands of hateful adults. >> and by making those efforts, opening emmett's casket, showing the world what his 14-year-old body looked like with a 75 pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire after being thrown into the tal ahatch chi river, she exposed to the world, and i think the world stood up. the world spoke out. the world was enraged. >> reporter: 65 years later, the world spoke up again from minneapolis to london. >> please! please, i can't breathe! >> reporter: after watching philonise floyd's brother,
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george, gasping for air, his neck pinned down under the knee of an officer who refused his pleas for help. >> people should die of natural causes not because you're getting an overdose of a knee to someone's neck, not because you're beating somebody to death and dumping them in a river. >> reporter: both families' pain playing out in the spotlight. both creating a wave of change and demands for justice for all in america. in floyd's case, cell phones and body cameras captured the incident of the white police officer kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. he is awaiting his fate from a jury of his peers. but the people who disfigured and murdered emmett till were acquitted by an all-white jury. they confessed to their crime a year later. watts is still fighting for justice. >> this is what you're going to do. it does carry some disappointments, but it also carries a lot of hope. >> yeah. >> justice is going to be served in george floyd's case, whether it's in the courtroom or outside
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of the courtroom. justice is going to be served. >> reporter: the tragedies in their lives propelled both watts and floyd into lifelong work they didn't intend to take on. both have started foundations to create healing and change through policy. >> the emmett louis till victims recovery program is something that we're fighting for that affects the families. >> i'm the big brother now. >> reporter: philonise testified in front of congress right after his brother's funeral. at this very moment, the floyds are trying to get the george floyd justice and policing act pushed through congress. both families say this is the fight of their lives for a better, more just america. >> thank you for your strength. >> so nice. sara sidner joins me now. sara, good evening to you. you've been out there in minnesota covering not just the chauvin trial but the death of daunte wright. within the past week or so, we have seen families whose sons,
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brothers, fathers died at the hands of police come together. what message are they trying to get out, sara? >> reporter: the message from the families of children that were slain by police is stop killing us. i mean that's the message. it's that simple. but there is also another message, and that message is almost to one another and to the community and to congress, and that is change has to happen. change has to be made. and that change has to come from the community, but it has to also come in the form of legislation. and so there is a lot of folks who are coming together, creating foundations, moving forward to try and get legislation in place that helps create that change, that reform that everyone is talking about. but as you'll notice, you know, it is very difficult to get congress to come together, especially for some reason on this issue, to create reform
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when it comes to policing, especially policing black folks in america. >> how are you holding up? >> reporter: you know, i will admit that i have been very nervous. i've been asking people around town, some of the people i have now known for a year and more, about how they're feeling, and there is this underlying nervous unease that is happening in people's hearts, and you can feel it all over the city. it doesn't matter what color or creed or profession you are. you can definitely feel it all over the city. it's that not knowing what's going to happen, and there's a real nervousness in the city at this point, don. >> you be well. and you know who to call. >> reporter: thanks. >> thanks, sara. take care. marjorie taylor greene ditching plans to launch an america first caucus, but that doesn't mean her dangerous rhetoric isn't already spreading through congress.
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cnn's senior political analyst ron brownstein is here. by the way, the author of the new book "rock me on the water." we should mention that. so, listen, republican congressman from arizona paul gosar denies his involvement in launching the america first caucus because says he will continue to work on america first issues. i mean these are nativist ideas and they're conspiracy theories. they're going to have proponents in congress whether there's a caucus or not, whether a caucus even exists, right? >> that's exactly right. i mean i think they kind of consolidation of this into a formal caucus was embarrassing for the gop leaders. but if you read through that document, which skirts right on the edge of the racist replacement theory that basically says that immigrants are transforming the country into something unrecognizable that departs from american, quote, tradition, it speaks for
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a lot of the republican not only caucus but coalition. i mean consistently in polling, roughly 60% of republican voters agree with the statement that immigrants are invading our country and replacing our cultural heritage. three-quarters of republicans in one recent poll said discrimination against whites is now a big a problem as discrimination against minorities. 90% say christianity in america is under siege. in many ways, the gop coalition after trump, as we've talked about, is even more centered on the voters who are most uneasy with the way the country is changing, which raises to me over and again the critical question, what do the republican voters who are uneasy with this nativist strain, this anti-democratic strain that is spreading in the party -- what do they do going forward? >> let's talk about ted cruz, which is, you know, a mystery wrapped in a conundrum wrapped in an enigma. he's tweeting out democrats are
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the culprits behind jim crow, adding that the gop is the party of lincoln and that democrats fo ferociously defended slavery. w what is the point of playing your party is racist, not mine game here? >> i think republicans very clearly see the price that trump's open embrace of racist imagery and argument cost them. their decline in suburban counties across america was real. obviously trump turned out a lot of voters who were uneasy about the ray the country is changing racially, but he had probably the weakest performance of any republican ever among college educated white voters and other voters of many races in those white collar suburbs. so cruz is trying to erase that stain from the party. he's trying to scrub it off by talking about james eastland and richard russell, and it's true. you know, the southern segregationist democrats were
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the -- you know, were the arch defenders of segregation. but that was a very different political world, and many of the voters who supported those southern segregationists, the modern equivalents are very strongly voting republican. in fact, ted cruz relies on the voters who are the most uneasy about racial change. 80% of republicans, for example, now say in polling that the police killings of unarmed black men are isolated incidents, not part of a pattern. the denial that systemic racism exists is one of the absolute glues that holds together the modern republican coalition. >> ted cruz, that was then, but this is now. take a look in the mirror. thank you very much. i appreciate it, ron. i'll see you soon. tributes coming in for former vice president walter mondale, who died at 93. the life and legacy of the civil rights advocate, next.
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some breaking news tonight. former vice president walter mondale has died at the age of 93. president biden paying tribute to his life at this hour, calling hum a dear friend and mentor. mondale served as v.p. under president jimmy carter in the late 1970s. more on walter mondale's life from cnn's wolf blitzer. ♪ >> reporter: walter mondale was a politician who always managed to remain minnesota-nice. known all his life as fritz,
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walter frederick mondale was born in southern minnesota in 1928. the son of a methodist minister and a music teacher. >> they taught me to work hard, to care for others, to love our country, and to cherish our faith. >> reporter: from the beginning, walter mondale was a steadfast supporter of social justice. by the time he graduated from the university of minnesota law school, he was deeply involved in the democratic farmer labor party, minnesota's own wing of the democratic party. as a dfl liberal, mondale was appointed minnesota's attorney general in 1960. four years later, he was named to the u.s. senate to fill the vacancy left when humphrey was elected lyndon johnson's vice president. in 1976, jimmy carter pulled him from the senate to be his vice presidential running mate. when carter and mondale lost the election in 1980, mondale was
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down but not out. >> the nominee of the democratic party, walter mondale! >> reporter: four years later, he won the democratic presidential nomination and made history, picking the first woman ever to run on a presidential ticket. former new york congresswoman geraldine ferraro. but history was not on the side of mondale and ferraro. they were defeated by the 1984 reagan lance line. >> he is one. we are all americans. he is our president, and we honor him tonight. >> reporter: mondale and ferraro only managed to win his home tate and the district of columbia. mondale stayed off the national radar until president clinton named him u.s. ambassador to japan. always one to consider politics an honor and a duty, mondale answered the call to serve again in 2002. he was asked to run for his old senate seat in place of senator paul wellstone, who had been killed in a plane crash less
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than two weeks before election day. >> this has been one of the most unbelievable moments in minnesota history. >> reporter: mondale narrowly lost the race, but he never lost his earnest love for social justice. he went back to practicing law and teaching at the university of minnesota. a hall at the law school bears his name, as does the intermural hockey team, the fighting mondales. he may have fought doggedly for what he believed in, but reporters described him as such a nice man, proving to the end mondale was a man of minnesota. >> we kept the faith. we stayed the course. we fought the good fight. and every one of us should feel good about that. and honest bidding site. we sold
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