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democrats were approaching the finish line, but did joe manchin just throw out their banana peel? "the lead" starts right now. president biden is in europe pushing russia and china to do more to combat climate change. back here in d.c. it's members of his own party standing in the way of an agreement. an alarming new poll showing one-third of republicans in the u.s. believe that they might need to resort to violence to
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save the u.s. and that's just one of the troubling results. and -- another airline hit by massive cancellations. and if you make it on the plane you might be met by aggressive passengers. the serious new action proposed by the transportation secretary ahead. hello and welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. joe manchin now publicly refusing to commit to vote for the president's economic and climate agenda without seeing the final text first. and working through some issues. now the house of representatives had hoped to vote on this legislation this week and now it's not clear that that's going to happen. the timing could not be worse for president biden who is trying to rebuild trust with world leaders at the cop26 climate talks in scotland. president biden today apologizing to the world saying u.s. actions under president trump put america, quote, behind the 8 ball. biden eager to convince his peers that america is
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recommitted to slowing the warming of the planet. and world leaders speaking with increasing urgency have been begging for action. >> enough of killing ourselves with carbon. enough of treating nature like a toilet. enough of burning and drilling and mining our way deeper. we are digging our own graves. >> if we fail, they will not forgive us. they will know that glasgow was the historic turning point when history failed to turn. >> the collective goal limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. scientists saying that's the critical threshold beyond which the world must not cross. our team is covering these stories from both sides of the atlantic. kaitlan collins live in edinburgh. manu raju live on capitol hill. the president selling his agenda in scotland but his fate is in the hands of u.s. lawmakers or in the hands of just one lawmaker. >> joe manchin making clear he
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might not ever be willing to support joe biden's larger economic agenda. the $1.75 trillion plan. he said i'll vote for a good plan but i may never vote for a plan he believes would hurt the u.s. economy. he had concerns if this bill was full of gimmicks and its true cost to the economy is more than $1.75 trillion. he raised concerns about the growth of social programs that are outlined in this bill. he also made clear his concerns and opposition to the growth of medicare. that would include hearing coverage for the first time under this proposal. he had been concerned about this and the solvency of that key entitlement program and overall he wants more time. he says there needs to be more time to review the details of this proposal. look at how it could impact everything from the debt to inflation to how the economy is growing at this time which raises major questions about whether his support is even gettable at this point and whether they have to pare back this bill substantially.
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even further to get him behind this. now at the same time there are concerns among democrats that maybe joe manchin might not be there at the end of the day. the separate infrastructure bill, $1.2 trillion for roads, bridges, waterways and broadband that this may have new life in the house. the key progressive leader, pramila jayapal, told cnn earlier today that the progressives are willing to support the infrastructure bill, potentially as soon as this week assuming negotiations on the larger bill are finished and those are getting close to being done. she thinks both bills could pass the house this week, regardless of where joe manchin and kyrsten sinema stand. before they'd been demanding those two senators commit to the larger bill. now they're saying it's up to joe biden to get those two members on board. they'll just move forward here so at least one aspect of the president's proposal could become law. >> kaitlan collins, how is the white house responding to this news from senator manchin, and how does manchin -- does
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manchin's announcement change biden standing with his global counterparts? >> well, jake, it's certainly unfortunate timing for the white house. that's precisely the argument the president is trying to make here today. he was apologizing for steps that president trump took at the time he was in office when it came to withdrawing the u.s. from the paris climate accords and he was trying to make the argument the sus back at the table. they are going to lead when it comes to climate change. now they've gotten this statement from senator manchin saying, he's not ready yet to fully support president biden's agenda here. and the white house responded pretty quickly with jen psaki putting out a statement saying that senator manchin says he's prepared to support a plan that combats inflation, is fiscally responsible and will create jobs. 17 nobel prize-winning economists say this plan will reduce inflation and, jake, they say as a result we remain confident the plan will gain senator manchin's support. of course, the key phrase there is will gain. that means the white house
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realizes senator manchin has not yet expressed his support behind this plan. that was something president biden was hoping to get before he came to the g20 summit in rome but to this major climate summit. it does reveal something about what happened last night during a press conference that we had with president biden where he was leaving the room and we asked the president whether or not he had gotten the sign-off from senator manchin and senator sinema on this $1.75 trillion plan, jake. as he was leaving the room he flashed a thumbs up to the reporters when we asked that question twice and, of course, later the white house walked that back saying that the president was just saying he feels like the bill is moving in a good direction. wasn't saying explicitly those two had signed on and clearly we know why because senator manchin made clear today he has not signed off on that. >> thank you. let's discuss with my panel. laura, how big of a road block is this for the democrats? i really honestly am told
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manchin gave this press conference, i thought the democrats would pass both of thesis this week. >> if you listen to what manchin is saying, a lot of his concerns are ones he's laid out over the past few months. i was texting with a progressive senator. manchin is going to manchin. they think he'll ultimately be there in the end. the senator noted he was there on the rescue plan, on impeachment and aca. the white house and progressives and house leadership are moving forward with their plan to potentially pass the build back better plan along with the infrastructure bill as early as this week. and progressives in the house are saying they're on board as long as those are happening in tandem. that appears to be the change from last week when progressives were saying, we're not for infrastructure at this point despite being pressured by the white house. but the only thing that seems to have changed is they feel as long as they're happening simultaneously, back-to-back in the house, that they're ready to move forward on infrastructure. >> this is interesting because one of the things you hear from progressive leaders like congresswoman jayapal is, we're
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not worried. joe biden, president biden has assured us the 50 votes will be there. 50 plus one, kamala harris, the vice president, and that's all. in other words, they are not expressing anger with manchin and sinema and basically saying, biden, you promised us this and we expect you to deliver. which is i guess why. >> i can tell you the white house today is not worried about what joe manchin said. they don't think that he said anything different than he's been saying all along. and, look, the good thing for reporters is that joe manchin when he hasn't been in front of the camera for a couple of days, he's willing to go back out there. but let's not pretend he's saying anything new. he was always around the same amount of money. always had inflationary concerns. always wanted to make sure it's been paid for. that's where we are and that's what this framework does. the thing that's changed is something that he has been for all along, which is a -- pushing back on prescription drug prices which might be a little extra push for progressives, if you
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can cap out-of-pocket copays and things like that. and that's what kyrsten sinema is talking to nancy pelosi about. so we've got bernie talking to joe and sinema talking to pelosi and jayapal may get her prescription drug benefit. this is coming together. the white house is confident. >> i don't know that i share their kconfidence. what do you make of it? >> manchin's comment comes at a time when, yes, democrats in general want to move forward but there was also negotiating still ongoing about things like prescription drug costs and allow -- >> right, bernie sanders and them were saying we're going to keep trying to push stuff into the bill. >> this creates pressure to not do anything that expands the bill which puts that prescription drug cost stuff in jeopardy or changes the bill substantially but also there's risk because if democrats feel pressure to try to work with manchin to make tweaks that perhaps make him more confident,
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then that could cause progressives and also voters to say, now it's watered down to the point, what's the point? >> take a listen to what senator manchin said in his statement in which he's basically accusing democrats of hiding the true cost of this legislation. take a listen. >> more of the real details outline the basic framework are released. i see budget gimmicks that make the real cost of the so-called $1.75 trillion bill estimated to be almost twice that amount. if the full time is run out. if you extended it permanently. >> it sounds like something you might write. shell games and budget gimmicks. is that accurate? >> there's a long tradition of shell games and budget gimmicks in this sort of legislation. but this is why i think that it is going to take more than tweets. if you want to fund a bunch of programs and have it fit this $1.75 trillion box and you want to do it on a permanent basis, you'll have to cut out some of
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the things the democrats want to do. that's going to take more than tweaks. it's going to take a fundamental redesign of the legislation. and then, if he also wants time to study the impact to run the numbers and go through the text, any idea this is going to happen this week is off the table. >> what were you going to say? >> you know, the only troubling thing about what he just said is that it's probably going to be cut into a television commercial at some point. used against him in the midterms. other than that, it wasn't really anything new. and so, again, we are in this position where sinema and manchin seem to want to be fighting for the last person reporters have to talk to or the president has to talk to. but that's what this is. there really is a framework here, and i think we're there. >> maybe nothing new, though. maybe he means it. >> one of the things manchin is saying is i don't want progressives to push me to do this. it's not going to work. and i want to run some video.
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senator kirstyrsten sinema conf to me the video we're about to see it real smeep was at a wedding of a friend and some progressive protesters showed up at the wedding and disrupted senator sinema's friend's wedding outside the wedding. take a listen. >> -- doing to our country -- >> you know what? tell her. tell her. >> i don't disagree. it's my daughter's wedding. please just go down to the corner for one hour. please. >> that's the mother of the bride. the couple from what i understand is not a political couple at all. just the bride happens to be friends with senator sinema. do progressives -- do people like that think that this is effective, that this does
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anything other than anger somebody like senator sinema? >> i think there's a lot of frustration among democrats and more left-leaning democrats that they see a product and they see these provisions they really want to see passed. a number of provisions when you take them out individually can have some 70% or 80% support across the country and that it's two senators from west virginia and from arizona. so a product of a 50/50 senate which a lot more democrats are realizing if they want some of troes proposals then a 50/50 senate is not going to get them that. >> the protesters following sinema around. it's not just that she's considered a centrist who stood in the way of some of these policies. but that she has not really been as transparent as some of her constituents and progressive activists would like her to be on where she stands, period. not saying it's right for a wedding to be disrupted or for her to be followed to the bathroom, but what the activists
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on the left are saying is that's all they can do because she won't speak. she isn't transparent. she isn't engaging people to let people know where she stands. >> in west virginia i think that a number of progressives and activist groups in arizona think that sinema is potentially weak in terms of her re-election. they could potentially primary her. there's more room for that than clearly in west virginia where trump won by 30 to 40 points. >> i think an event like that might cause kyrsten sinema to -- >> you're not going to change her. >> it also might garner sympathy for her. >> she's not seeking sympathy. i think the -- you know, we have another senator, democratic senator from arizona who takes different positions than she does. so it's not that it's about politics for her. i think her biggest mistake, honestly, is that she doesn't make herself accessible to the public in the way joe manchin
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does. you know where joe manchin stands. you know what his values are. like them or not like them, you know that you either have to defeat him or support him, period. whereas sinema is much more reticent. she doesn't talk about these issues from a values perspective. >> she's not doing town halls or -- >> or even to reporters really about what her perspective is on tax cuts or drug benefits or social programs. i think she would benefit from that. >> i think that's right. although i am sympathetic to the -- >> i don't think anybody here supports disrupting the wedding. let's be clear. >> absolutely right. it's the kind of tactic that makes apolitical people like that couple think, i don't want to have havinganything to do wi these people. that's the sort of thing that people who are not totally in sync with the public ought to give more attention to when they think about how to be an
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in our politics lead, the big lie about election fraud, deranged conspiracy theories, other corrosive fantasies, all of them flourishing. now a shocking number of republicans believe, quote, true american patriots might have to resort to violence to, quote, save the united states. it's all according to this stunning new poll from the nonpartisan public religion research institute. let's discuss with the organization's ceo robert jones. thank you for being here. albeit under this troubling circumstances. let's start with this first number. one-third of republicans believe true american patriots might need to resort to violence in order to save our country. 17% of independents, 11% of democrats. save america from what?
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>> yeah, you know, i think what we've seen really is the last really four or five years of president trump, i think essentially saying your country has been stolen from you. and this sense of, we need to reclaim our country and the whole make america great again thing i think plays into that. so when you get that, it really is a sense the country has been stolen. and from whom? it really is white anglo saxon christians. that's who that group is most animated by that message. that's the vast majority republicans are 7 in 10 white and christian today and about one-third white evangelical. that's the group most animated by this message. >> what's stunning is not just they think the country was stolen, but obviously it has not been stolen, but the idea they think violence, 3 out of 10 think violence will be acceptable. the poll found among the 60% of white evangelicals who believe the election was stolen from trump which obviously is not true, 39% believe that true american patriots may have to
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resort to violence in order to save the country. so 39% of white evangelicals who think the election was stolen, that's a lot. >> it's a majority. it's the only religious group that thinks -- thinks the election was stolen -- >> white evangelicals. >> who voted 84% for trump. all in for trump. they believe this. and that especially if you unpack this, this is a religion that not that long ago talked about itself as the moral values of the country. that kind of. and turn the other cheek and all that stuff and yet here we are a major mainstream religion that's been all in for trump and we have among those who believe the election was stolen, which is most of them, nearly 4 in 10 saying they can imagine it being justified to resort to violence to shore up their own political outcome. >> we know there's this deep divide between those who trust right wing media outlets such as fox news and those who don't. your poll shows there's even a divide between those who trust fox news the most and those who
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trust other maga media outlets more like one america news network or newsmax. take a look at this. 97% of far right news fans such as oan believe the election was stolen. for fox, it's 82% of fox news fans believe the election was stolen. both the numbers are obviously very alarming. neither one is acceptable since the election was not stolen, but what does that tell you? >> it tells you not only for a long time we've been thinking about fox news and measuring that. what we found during the trump era is we started having to measure one more click to the right. and that was organizations that get built up like one america news. that became trump's mouth piece during his administration. and we're seeing that real effect show up particularly among republicans. it just escalates. so among -- you see it among the people who believe the election was stolen. you also see that escalation among people who think that violence is going to be
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justified. 4 in 10 among those who -- among those republicans who most trust. >> i think december 2016 i first heard this pizzagate nonsense which is the precursor of the qanon nonsense. the idea democrats, liberals are all conspiring not just to steal elections but also to eat and have satanic rituals involving children. just crazy stuff. 1 in 5 americans believe in this core tenet of qanon. there's a storm coming soon. i don't know they necessarily knew the significance but they think there's a storm coming soon. 1 in 6 believe the u.s. is controlled by satan-worshiping pedophiles who run global child sex-trafficking operation. what? >> i can tell you i never thought i'd be in a position of writing that question. of conceiving a question like that.
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but here we are and it shows up, yeah, and if you put all those questions together, including the violence question, it's nearly 1 in 5 americans and it's a quarter of republicans and a quarter of white evangelicals who believe all three of those things put together that violence, a storm coming is going to sweep aside the elites and this crazy idea about a group of pedophiles controlling the government. >> all of these are crazy ideas but that's the craziest, i think it's fair to say. and what is the reason? is it just because -- not just. is it because republican officials, maga media, others are out there either stating this and not getting pushback or hinting about it and i mean, what is the reason so many people are believing all these lies? >> i do think one problem is there's not been a clear no from republican elites just to say no, right? this is not true. we've seen a lot of heming and hawing and winking and nodding. that's a big part of the problem. the deeper crisis is that for many white evangelical
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christians, white christians even broader, there's a legitimation crisis. an identity crisis happening. they thought of the country as really god's promised land for white christians. as that has broken down, the country has gotten more diverse, that's not what america is today. it's created this deep, deep identity crisis and created this opening for these wild conspiracy theories to explain the unexplainable and that unexplainable piece is how can this country not be quote/unquote ours? >> robert jones, a lot to think about there. thank you so much. this friday, join me for a cnn special report. "trumping democracy: an american coup." it starts at 9:00 p.m. on cnn. a major new milestone in the number of vaccinations in the u.s. and what seems to have helped. stay with us. as a dj, i know all about customization.
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topping our health lead. an incredible milestone. good news. the white house says 80% of u.s. adults have now gotten at least one covid shot. good news for everyone. this is leading to clear trends in the right direction. the u.s. has seen a 35% drop in cases. a 32% drop in deaths. and this vaccine mandates kick in dlees country, alexandra field finds the holdouts are way outnumbered. >> reporter: more proof the mandates are working.
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>> since we announced the mandate just days ago, 22,472 new vaccinations among our city employees. >> reporter: 91% of new york city's municipal workforce is now vaccinated. police, ems, sanitation workers and the fire department all seeing big gains in vaccination rates since the mayor announced the mandate 12 days ago. >> anyone who hasn't so far, there's still a chance to fix it. come in. get vaccinated. come back to work because we need everyone to do their job, and we need everyone to be safe. >> reporter: 9,000 city workers who didn't get the shot are now at home on unpaid leave. mayor bill de blasio says there have been no disruptions to police, sanizatation and fire houses. the fdny says it's seeing higher than normal numbers of sickouts
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since the mandate was announced. the firefighters union still opposing the mandate. >> we're hoping fire coverage is not impinged upon but it's hard to say. >> reporter: the battle is playing out against the backdrop of a big milestone. 80% of adults in the u.s. have received their first shot. nearly 70% of adults are now fully vaccinated. new covid cases continue to fall. hospitalizations are under 50,000 for the first time in three months. new vaccine mandates for federal workers, large employers and health care workers are set to take effect december 8th. the biden administration is pushing ahead with that plan despite calls to push the deadline to 2022. >> it would be a mistake. >> reporter: military service members are also now facing vaccine mandates. the deadline for the air force is just a day away. more than 96% of active duty members are now vaccinated. jake, with all that progress, we're also seeing more schools
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across the country easing their covid related restrictions. miami-dade county public schools announcing today that their middle schools and high schools can now give parents the option to opt their children out of mandatory masking. the school district noting that's a function of the improved health conditions and they're saying you could see a further easing of restrictions for even younger students in the coming days. >> alexandra field with some good news, thanks. the final hours of voting are under way in virginia. what the race might signal for democrats and for republicans. that's next. you get more with aarp medicare advantage plans from unitedhealthcare. like $0 copays on tier 1 and tier 2 prescription drugs. ♪ wow! ♪ ♪ uh-huh. ♪ $0 copays on primary care visits.
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in our politics lead, tomorrow's off-year elections feature high-stakes contests for governor in virginia and in engine. big city mayors races including in new york and atlanta and boston, as well as some special house races. and the fate of the minneapolis police department as it exists right now. the marquee race undoubtedly, however is the race for virginia governor. an upset by the republican is a very real possibility in a state that biden won by 10 percentage points just a year ago. cnn's jeff zeleny is creeping track of the candidates as they make their final push for votes. >> reporter: one final push for votes in virginia. >> let's go vote, everybody. let's go vote! >> reporter: democrat terry mcauliffe is seeking a second act as virginia's governor. but on election eve, he's locked in a bitter duel with republican businessman glen youngkin. >> the entire nation is watching this. all eyes are on virginia.
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>> reporter: a year after president biden won the commonwealth by ten points, republicans are riding a wave of energy. they hope to spark a party resurgence. as democrats scramble to keep their party together and avoid an embarrassing defeat. >> we have a moment right now, the new path forward that isn't dependent on 43 years of political favors. >> reporter: virginia elects its governors the year after the presidential race. since 1970, the party out of power in the white house has won every time. except once in 2013 when mcauliffe narrowly carried the state after president obama's re-election. >> we can't get this done unless we keep this positive momentum going. >> reporter: this time the political headwinds facing democrats are strong. even with a parade of party stars visiting over the last month. tonight, more than 1.1 million virginians have already voted. casting their ballots early. aiditose both campaigns tell cnn they expect a record turnout for a governor's race with most of the electorate voting on
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tuesday. the race has emerged as a proxy war for the popularity of the current president and the former one. >> that's what you got with glenn trumpkin. >> reporter: donald trump said to call into a rally tonight after praising youngkin in a statement saying we get along very well together and strongly believe in many of the same policies. hoping to woo independent voters, mcauliffe has repeatedly tried tying youngkin to trump. >> donald trump and glenn youngking are trying to run down the democracy of this country and we will not tol trait. >> reporter: for months youngkin has walked the line trying to energize the loyal followers without alienating independents and even republicans turned off by trump. he's tapped into the latest front on the culture wars. from vaccine mandates to what kids learn and read in the classroom. it's put the power of the parents' movement at the center of the race. >> this is no longer a campaign. this is a movement led by parents. led by virginians.
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>> reporter: so by so many measures, jake, it's clear that the momentum is with youngkin in the final hours of this race. however, with so many early votes already counted, we have to factor that in as well. it is closing in the northern virginia suburbs here in fairfax county and in neighboring loudoun count. those are the final two campaign stops this evening. president biden won these counties dramatcally just a year ago. youngkin is going after those biden voters. >> jeff zeleny on the campaign trail in virginia, thanks. join cnn tomorrow night for election night in america. i'm going to lead coverage of the key governors races in virginia and new jersey, plus new york city mayoral race. live special coverage starting tomorrow on cnn at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up, from white castle to the white house, actor kal penn is now sharing a major revelation about his life. stay with us.
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in our pop culture lead, he's a self-described skinny brown kid from new jersey, but you might know him as dr. lawrence cutner or garrett mody or as kumar. actor kal penn is the son of indian immigrants who has been making us laugh and smile and emote on the big and small
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screens for more than 20 years. after a stint at the obama white house, he's now written a new memoir. "you can't be serious." the racism he faced in hollywood and why he felt drawn to public service. plus so much more. the book comes out tomorrow. and kal penn joins me now. i read the book over the weekend. it's fantastic. it's really good. we've covered a lot of anti-asian, racism this year. i suppose that's east asian racism and you'd be more south asian racism. >> same umbrella. >> one of the most appalling parts of your book is about the race eism you dealt with in sho business. here's "sabrina the teenage witch." >> i say we do a project on the gold rush. >> what's wrong with the expedition of lewis and clark? >> time and again you write producers forced you to use an indian accent. >> that one in particular sort
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of summed up a lot of the experiences i had. i remember that. that was a show my cousins watched that i thought i'm auditioning for a project. it's a kid in a study group with sabrina. made up this back story about this guy who is from seattle. loves small batch organic coffee. the silliness you put into your back story stuff. i get to work and they say we want you to do it with an indian accent. maybe they just don't know. and i talked about how i grounded the character, it might be funnier without an accent. no, it's funny. you'll do it with an accent. i never grow up getting to see people who look like me so i'd appreciate it if i could do it without an accent. i have little cousins. might be nice to see a depiction that looks and feels like us. the director said your little cousins should be lucky that you're allowed on tv to begin with and so should you n he wawalk and he walked off. that was commonplace in those days. i'm so glad the industry i love
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has moved so far forward. i had people tell me go home and put a bed sheet on your head because you're not wearing a turban. ask me why i speak such good english and -- because i'm from new jersey and we speak really good english? i know by 2021 standards we look back at that and say that's not okay but there are still remnants of that p. it's still relatively recent. we're talking about since 2000. you talked about representation for people of color. in 2017, found a bunch of my old scripts and the casting description includes gandhi look alike, snake charmers, fire eaters, sand artists. you say the industry has changed. has it changed enough? >> i think if you ask anybody it will say it's changed leaps and bounds and there's always room to grow. always room to continue to change. the reason that i shared those was not to say, whoa is me but
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to highlight the barriers to entry that especially performers of color face. of course for many of those roles i said no. for a lot of them i said i'll do it because i need the credit on my resume. the end result of that was having the chance to do things like harold and kumar or house, but i think one of the big things that's helped television and entertainment change are the streaming platforms. netflix, amazon, hulu. think about the content they have. often outside of the purview of race or gender, any of that stuff. they just make great compelling characters that everyone wants to watch no matter what the characters are and who we are. >> and your struggles in some ways i'm sure you paved the way for mindi kaley or others. you end up at the obama white house in the office of public engagement under president obama. and he said that for you it was never about politics. it was about public service. do you think you might ever again return to public service in some capacity, including being in a white house aide?
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>> the -- i know i tell the story in the book over the years about how my grandparents who marched with gandhi in the indian independence movement. the stories they told me as kids trying to get me to eat my carrots, the course of stories every grandparent tells you. they told stories about what it was like being jailed and beaten by soldiers. and the 7-year-old me was like, there grandpa goes again. another gandhi story. but as i got older, obviously, realizing nonviolence civil disobedience, the ties to our own civil rights movement inspired the ability to serve at the white house. i don't think i would run for office which i think was your actual question. but i would love to continue helping out. i've made no secret of the fact that, in retirement, i'd love to maybe be an ambassador, work in the cultural diplomacy space and put my private sector arts to use. >> a lot of competitive congressional seats in new jersey. >> a lot more movies to make, though, too. >> one of the things interesting is you write about your partner
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josh. you write about your sexuality in a very matter of fact way. you've been together for 11 years. you've been engaged for two years. but i think a lot of people probably didn't know you were gay. why did this feel like the right time to tell the public and write about the decision you did as if we all already knew. >> yeah, thank you. one of the big goals of the book was to make people laugh and, b, feel like you're just having a beer with me or four or five. and part of that was sharing a lot more experiences. josh and i have been together for 11 years. i'm really happy to share that chapter with folks. that chapter to your point is a love story ensconced in nascar. our second date, you know this from working in d.c., like sundays were my only days off as a staffer. when josh and i met, i was like, come over. we'll watch tv. it's a sunday afternoon. he comes over with an 18-pack of coors light and turns my tv to nascar. immediately i'm like this dude is going to leave with 16 of
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those beers because this is not going to work out. and then next thing you know we're together for quite awhile. he, like my my parents, sort of shun the public eye. i wanted to respect that when we codified a relationship. i thought i'd like to be respectful of him the same way i'm respectful of my parents. so when they've been introduced to all my work friends or have come to movie sets or premieres, it's funny to see how quickly they'll exit the car and go through a side entrance, get the popcorn and wait for me to do all my interviews. and then when it was time to put the memoir together, i talked to them all. so many great, fun stories i'd like to share. are you okay with that? and they said sure, go ahead. you can share a couple of adorable stories, kal. put them in the book. but just a couple of. >> the book is a great book. i read it in a day on saturday. i was texting you while reading it. you can't be serious, "c kal
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sell their young daughters forward to survive. and leading this hour, president biden today hoping to lead the world against the climate crisis. the president saying the eyes of history are on the international climate summit under way in scotland. yet back here in washington, d.c., president biden's agenda including provisions to address the climate crisis have hit yet another road block. i'm going to speak with a moderate democrat and co-chair of the problem solvers conference. first white house correspondent kaitlan collins joins me from edinburgh, scotland. this is a pivotal moment for joe biden on the world stage. it doesn't escape the notice of his counterparts that whatever biden is saying, he has still not been able to get democrats on board to actually pass legislation to accomplish his climate goals. >> yeah, jake, and the president seemed to get at that bluntly today in his remarks to the world leaders on the first day of this summit, acknowledging where the united states'