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which was leveled against now judge mohammed. and instead of standing by his friend donald trump, christie ought to, again, be calling out crazy. that's it. follow me on twitter. i'll see you next week. donald trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud. you shame yourself and you shame this great country. and pocahontas is not happy. she's not happy. elizabeth warren, she's one of the worst senators. >> we are not going to let donald trump or anyone else turn back the clock. trickledown racism, trickle-down bigotry and misogyny are all extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of america. the searing words of a sexual assault victim managing to zir a nation and spot light an issue so often kept in the dark. >> they were selling merchandise
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and signing autographs. the suspect walked up and shot christina. >> this is horrible. honestly it's probably one of the worst things that could literally happen right now. just a glimpse of all the things we're talking about. good morning to you. we're grateful for your company as always. good to be with you in the "cnn newsroom." new this morning, mitt romney's revolt is not going unanswered, let's say. donald trump now says the last republican nominee choked like a dog. those are his words. >> and donald trump firing off this morning and romney vowing that he will not vote for trump calling the presumptive nominee's message, racist, vulgar and dangerous. watch. >> presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation and trickle-down racism,
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trickle-down bigotry and misogyny are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of america. >> now, here's what donald trump had to say a short time ago. quote, mitt romney had his chance to be the president but he choked like a dog and now he calls me racist. but i am least racist person there is. obviously that coming to us from twitter. cnn politics reporter jeremy diamond is live from florida where the trump rally is set to start an hour from now. trump's event last night drew a surprisingly as i understand it small crowd. what can you tell us about the attendance there this morning? >> reporter: yeah, well, certainly, you know, by donald trump standards today's crowd is all? er than he's used to. there's no line to speak of outside. there's no line of people waiting to get into this event. that'sing? that donald trump says there's thousands of people waiting outside in line to get in. today that is not the case. this place is less than half full which is certainly
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interesting given that donald trump is kicking off his general election campaign so to speak with hillary clinton now the presumptive democratic nominee and this is a key state that he's going to have to try to win if he can'ts to win in the general election. florida a battleground state consistently in multiple presidential elections, as donald trump is trying to unite the republican party and not just looking towards the general election but try to unite his own party around him specifically after he had all of this controversy about the judge overseeing his trump university case. donald trump is pushing back on accusations that he is a racist saying he is the least racist person last night in his rally and today this morning in a tweet. >> all righty, jeremy, diamond, we appreciate it, thank you. a lot to talk about here. so here with me amy kremer co-founder of the group women vote trump and theren johnson south regional director for obama's 2012 camcampaign. good to have you back. >> good to be here.
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>> let's start with you, amy, and trump's defense last night against these claims, these accusations that he is a racist. watch -- >> i am the least, just s you know, i am the least racist person, the least racist person that you've ever seen, the least. i mean, give me a break. >> all right. so, those claims that he's fighting off they come after a year of this. let's watch -- >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some i assume are good people. donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. i've been treated very unfairly by this judge.
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now, this judge is of mexican heritage. i'm building a wall. >> if you are saying he can't do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism? >> i don't think so at all. >> so, amy, what do you say to those people who say that the history, the record here, is clear the rhetoric, the words are racist? >> look, i mean i think that [ inaudible ] become the thing where people -- run away from that [ inaudible ] and i don't think because of what -- >> amy, let me cut you off because we're having an audio issue. we're going to come right back to you. we just need to fix the technical element. theren, let me come to you, you heard hopefully your audio is good, your response to donald trump saying he's not a racist after what some say is clear rhetoric? >> victor, if you listen to the clips that you just played, there's no way that anyone who has been paying attention to this race cannot say that donald
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trump has been making some very racist comments. when you have the speaker of the house, the highest-ranking republican says, and i quote, that donald trump's comment about the judge being of mexican heritage is the textbook definition of a racist comment, i mean, this is just crazy to me. and the thing about donald trump is that he says, well, i'm not racist, just listen to knee, let me tell you that i'm not. but he's done nothing -- and i mean doing -- to show us through his actions and through his campaign message that he is not a racist. so, i think this is a very, very bad week for donald trump. he is constantly redefining rock bottom and basically, you know, dividing this country and i think that he's got to regroup and it was a very, very bad week for him and a very good week for hillary clinton. >> i think we fixed the audio issue. amy, pick up on your point here. >> no, because you want to build a wall so we can stop the illegal immigration problem that doesn't mean you are racist. you have stacy dash and silicon
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diamond, there are plenty of african-americans that love donald trump and i think if he were racist they wouldn't be supporting him like that. that dwoword has become a tabood not only is it coming from the left it's coming from the right now. and what i say to it is if mitt romney and paul ryan and all these people in the republican party had worked so hard to defeat barack obama in 2012 we might have mitt romney as president right now. but the problem is they cannot stand that they're losing control and, victor, quite honestly, there's a bigger picture here. they -- if they keep doing this, they're going to lose all the support they have. the american people are fed up with it. and i will say that bernie, you know, it's not that the dimes are united either because bernie, his supporters are not getting on board with hillary clinton. there are a lot that are not getting on board with hillary clinton and i think it's a
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message to with washington overall. >> let me come to you, theren, a major clinton foundation donor donated between 1 and $5 million to the clinton foundation was appointed to a sensitive intelligence board when clinton was secretary of state. the focus was arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation but the donor was a financial guy with no national security experience, donating seven figures. the response from the clinton campaign, let's put that up, because there are questions about if this was an exchange, this appointment was an exchange, for that donation. this was an unpaid, volunteer advisory board and one of several foreign policy-focussed organizations that he was involved with. as the state department has said the isab the international security advisory's board charter calls for a diverse set of experiences for its members. that's all there is to it. but when the state department was asked about why this man,
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raj fernando was qualified, how he was qualified, there was no response given. there were e-mails that show they were told to stall and the next day he resigned from the board. your concerns about how damaging this can be for secretary clinton. >> you know, i'm not that aware of the situation, victor, and i can't speak on behalf of the foundation or the campaign in regards to this. but my short answer would be this -- i think that hillary clinton and her campaign and other staff members have got to continue doing what they've been doing and that is being transparent and make sure they answer all questions. there's been no secret there's a politically motivated investigation against hillary clinton while she was the secretary of state and even while she was first lady and even while she was a senator and so i think what you've got to do is continue to just be transparent and ages the questions. but i want to respond really
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quickly -- >> a criminal fbi investigation is not political. it is more serious. >> let -- i need you to wrap this up. last thought. >> amy, you are my friend and we come on this show a lot and we debate civilly, i think we need to continue to do that. i think the problem with the republicans right now they've created this guy in donald trump and as a woman, amy, you should be very concerned that this guy you support has consistently disrespected women and he continues to do so, so there's no division -- >> that's not the case at all. i'll be happy to debate it with you at any time but that's not the case. >> unfortunately we've run out of time to have that debate right now. unfortunately audio problem took up a little more time than we had hoped. >> thanks for having me. >> thank you. a concert for an up-and-coming pop star turns deadly. christina grimmie shot and killed as she signs autographs with fans. a former cast mate is sharing his memories of her.
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and abdominal pain. stay ahead of ibs-d... with viberzi. we're in orlando today, please come to the show if you live near orlando, florida. we are at the plaza live. please come out. bye! >> oh, my goodness, that video from singer christina grimmie best known for her performances on season six of "the voice," she was a finalist. there she was asking fans to come out to last night's concert and police say after the concert she was shot and killed. in a few minutes orlando police are holding a press conference to update people on what is happening. nick valencia is following the story. walk us through what happened. >> there's a lot of unanswered questions, who this gunman was, how they were connected to christina grimmie, did they know her. was this a fan that just got too obsessed with her.
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that's something that police are looking in to. you mentioned that 11:00 a.m. eastern press conference by the orlando police department and hopefully we'll get some of those questions answered. another one of the outstanding questions, of course, is how this person was able to get not just one but two guns into this venue. we have reached out to the owner of plaza live, have not heard back from him. but, of course, this is a terrible, terrible tragedy. a great young musician, her life cut short in the prime of her career just 22 years old. a youtube sensation that had built a following of 3 million fans on youtube. she parlayed that into an appearance on "the voice" where she finished third in that season contest. a lot of people pouring remembrances on social media remembering this young woman for the heart she had, the beautiful voice she had and, of course, this terrible tragedy this woman taken too soon. >> no doubt. nick valencia, hey, stay with us. we know that she come feeted on the sixth season of "the voice" along with josh coffman who was the winner back then and he is with us now on the phone.
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josh, i want to thank you for being with us. offerenses to you. we're sorry that you are waking up to this news. help us understand what she was like and what your reaction has been since learning this news. >> sure. like you said, obviously it's the kind of thing it's just sort of surreal to wake up to. and anybody who ever watched her perform knows how unbelievably talented she was. it was a privilege to have gotten to share a stage with her at the time that i did. as you've seen all over social media anybody who ever came across her or knew her knows that she was just a truly good person. somebody you'd love to be around. somebody who cared about the world around her and just a huge tragedy for sure. >> you had the privilege of knowing her. we only see her through the screen. but what about her do you think will stick with you most? >> i mean, i think, you know,
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this -- two summers ago after i was on "the voice" and we did "the voice" tour that summer, and so obviously fe lly spent a time around her along with being on the show, too, and i think the big thing at such a young age she had found such a balance between focusing on this career that she had made for herself, but not getting too caught up in that and really understanding what was important in life. just wanting to not be just a good performer and a good musician but a good person and really cared about that and about trying to make sure that that was the center of her life, that she was doing the right thing, making the right choices and being an example for all of these people who watched her and, you know, had the privilege of seeing her talent. >> and obviously that balance and those values she held followed her up until her death last night with her brother being there.
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her brother essentially saving her life and many others possibly. >> yeah. >> when we see that video that she posted, does it make you concerned about the threats that could be out there at these public venues when you perform or when others perform and how social media might work its way into that? >> i mean, i guessing? like this always is going to put a little bit of that thought into your head and -- it just seems so arbitrary and senseless that if it can happen there, it feels like in some sense it can happen anywhere. but at the same time, you have to go on and do everything that you would normally do, and i don't think anybody can let it affect how they go about things. but, yeah, it's obviously a scary thing. >> well, josh kaufman we wish you the best and thank you, again, for taking time to talk to us. our condolences to you and the entire "voice" family.
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absolutely. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> nick, we were talking about her family and how her brother was there and struggled. and i kept thinking about what it must have been like, first of all, for him to see her get shot, but then he had the wherewithal to chase this person. >> we know that, you know, he saw this incredible tragedy unfold. he saw his sister gunned down and he saw this gunman take his own life as well. we know to christina grimmie her family was a cornerstone in her life. she talked about her mom and being a cancer survive, and often foted at her events and concerts and she was doing what a lot of celebrities wanted to do, connect with their fans, to connect with people, only for something like this unfold. >> nick valencia, thank you so much. thank you to josh kauffman as well. and we'll keep you posted as we know in 40 minutes -- >> that press conference. >> -- hopefully get some more information.
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thank you. >> you got it. also this weekend cnn has obtained court documents revealing new details of the former stanford student who sexually assaulted a woman behind a trash bin. we'll have those new details for you in just a moment.
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former stanford student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a trash bin including a history of drug and alcohol abuse. brock turner was convicted on three felony counts of sexual assault, remember, and he was sentenced to only six months. he could be out in three. according to a sentencing memo, though, investigators found evidence of excessive drinking and using drugs on his cell phone including this picture of what they believe to be a bong. our sara sidner is live near stanford in paolo alto, california. what have you learned this morning? >> reporter: good morning. when you look through the court documents there are a lot of details coming out. this is from the prosecution trying to inform the judge and give him some evidence so that he can sentence brock turner for a longer sentence. the prosecution asked for six years, and in those particular things there were letters from brock turner himself where he
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did apologize for his actions, but then he also blamed the culture here on campus for his drinking, saying that he came from a small town in ohio and that he really wasn't used to this kind of culture of drinking, you know, that he wasn't drinking alcohol, well, it appears that he lied to the judge because in the prosecutor's sentencing memo she shows pictures and texts of hi pictures before he showed up at stanford doing acid and pot. and here's a picture of him holding a bong and you'll see he's wearing his stanford swimming shirt and so the prosecution was trying to say to the judge, look, he's not being fully truthful with you here. you need to understand that this has been something he learned on campus, but this was something he was doing before, you can't blame alcohol and drugs for attacking someone either. so, those are some of the new details coming out in these documents and there are many,
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many more that we are seeing that are really frustrating people and angering the public as they go through some of this case where, you know, you're seeing somebody's life unfold in front of you and that is very unusual for people to care about every single detail. i think some of them are so outrageous to folks that every day they're getting more and more angry and we are expecting to see some protests in the next couple of days here on the stanford campus. >> on the campus there, sara sidner, boy, thank you so much for walking us through all of that new information. and by the way this tuesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern a cnn in-depth look at the letter and the law, "the stanford rape case" town hall. question is donald trump hurting republicans' ability to raise cash. new worries that his rhetoric which many call divisi dive dev could hurt them this fall. why do so many businesses
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." i'm victor blackwell. >> and i'm christi paul, so glad to have you with us here. we're standing by for a donald trump rally in tampa, florida, it's one of eight states that trump will visit over the next week here. a lot of people wondering which trump will we see today. well, the presumptive nominee respond to the charges from mitt romney that his message is racist, vulgar and dangerous. and when we refer to which trump will it be, that is -- that in reference to what we saw yesterday. we saw two very different trumps in a matter of 24 hours. >> controlled and measured in the morning on teleprompter and in the evening back to the trump that we see typically at rallies. and if you haven't seen the interview, donald trump and mitt romney are locked into this rhetorical war, trump calling romney a, quote, choker as romney renews his calls for trump to release his tax returns and accusing the presumptive
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nominee of hiding a bombshell that's in this cnn exclusive with wolf blitzer, watch. >> there's no question in my mind he will never release his tax returns. he'll follow one excuse after another to say why he can't and he'll never release them because there's something in there that he feels is worse for him than shooting someone on fifth avenue. >> in addition to the concerns over the republican infighting, some in the party are worried that trump will not be able to just raise the money necessary to compete with the democrats this fall. cnn politics reporter is following this story for us. and we know that at this romney summit, this was i guess fair to say a decidedly anti-trump crowd. >> right, well this is not a never-trump conference per se, but it is, of course, a retreat for allies and associates and fund-raisers for governor romney who has been leading the charge against the presumptive nominee, you know, on the sidelines here, you know, the trump talk has been overwhelming at times, you
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know, several major donors and fund raisers for governor romney who helped him raise a billion dollars in 2012 say they haven't been contacted, events in boston and new york where governor romney's fund-raisers there have been received invitations and that's been much kind of the talk here at park city, where about 3 00 of governor romney's top friends and fund-raisers are standing by. >> we also know that one of the attendees is former hewlett-packard ceo meg whitman who ran for governor of california. and she made a pretty stark comparison, trump comparing him to mussolini and hitler. tell us more about that exchange. >> she did. she did. this was in a conversation yesterday with paul ryan who, of course, has been sort of an unwilling at times endorser of donald trump, and he is, of course, also mitt romney's running mate. meg whitman the ceo of hewlett-packard was talking and kind of grilling speari ining sn
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his endorsement and she placed trump in the historic trajectory of hitler and mussolini discussing what trump's rhetoric is. that might be more charged language than several people but, you know, the anti-trump antipathy here is at times intense. to be certain, you know, governor romney's associates do include some people who say for the good of the party. you know, we do need to fund raise for donald trump, we do need to make sure we save the senate. we can't leave donald trump, we can't leave paul ryan out to dry but certainly meg whitman kind of does speak for a lot of feem here who are nervous and sometimes even a little scared about what donald trump would represent for the republican party. >> and we'll look for more headlines to come out of this summit. teddy, thanks so much. and in addition to what you heard already from former governor mitt romney, he's blasting donald trump as a racist even going as far as to stay he would vote for a third
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party candidate. not trump, not clinton, someone else, maybe even the third party candidate gary johnson who is the libertarian nominee. we have gary johnson with us here. let's first listen to what romney said. >> mexico governor gary johnson, would you consider supporting him? >> i'm going to look at what he has to say. his running mate is snunle i respect enormously. >> former governor of massachusetts. >> he was a fine governor and a fine friend and he was supporter of mine in 2008 and 2012. if bill weld were at the top of the ticket it would be easy for me to vote for bill weld for president and i'll get to know gary johnson better and see if he's someone that i could end up voting for and that'sing? i'll evaluate over the coming weeks and months. >> johnson has the most to gain in a three-way matchup. according to the latest fox news poll 12% support johnson.
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clinton tops at 39%. 36% there for trump. and as we said joining us now former new mexico governor, libertarian nominee for president, gary johnson. mr. johnson, good morning to you. >> victor, great to be with you this morning. >> so, romney is still on the tensi fence but considering voting for you. i wonder what is the strategy to win not just his vote but the votes of his allies with him in park city but those never-trump voters. what's the strategy? put some meat on the bones for us. >> well, i think that mitt romney hit it on the headad, he said, hey, i'm going to check out gary johnson and what he's got to say. i think that that kind of scrutiny holds up under the light of day. and myself and bill weld, we would not be doing this if there weren't the opportunity to actually win the presidency, but to do that we've got to be in the presidential debates. and, hey, you pointed out a poll yesterday at -- or a couple days ago at 12%.
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well, i do think that the number -- the polling numbers are going up because there is that kind of scrutiny happening right now. and two former republican governors serving in heavily democrat states, what's the formula there? well, fiscally conservative over the top and socially, look, we're tolerant and we care and people should be able to make their own choices in their own lives. >> what you are describing is a passive strategy for earning their votes. you are waiting for them to find you. you are waiting for them to scrutinize others. you are waiting for them to put you in. what are you proactively doing? and do you have the resources to compete? what will you be doing to go out and get those votes? >> well, resources are a big key. so, i think the next reporting period is actually at the end of this month. we have to show that we are serious. that we are raising some money. and just continue to plug away. among independents i'm actually
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leading hillary clinton. all these -- so i wouldn't call what we're doing at all passive. you know, we're very aggressively trying to get out and get attention. for the most part attention is sucked out of the room by clinton and trump. >> in a discussion of fund-raising when i interviewed you and governor -- former governor weld just a couple weeks ago, we noted that you had at the last filing period about $15,000 on hand. i mean, frankly that's not enough to buy you a good used car. but governor weld said that you need $20 million to $30 million to really get into the conversation. and for people to take you seriously. how's that progress? are you raising the big-dollar donations that you would need to get to this $20 million to $30 million threshold that governor weld set? >> well, victor, it is a process, first you got to engage in the dialogue and the dialogue is actually occurring. there has to be interest. that interest is there.
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has that $20 million to $30 millionpiretranspired, meaning, have checks been written? not at this point, but it's a process and it looks pretty bright. to address your earlier number about having 15 grand in the bank or whatever, it's pretty darn remarkable to be at this level in the polls for the amount of money that we have spent. so, we are taking advantage of social media. of course, earned media. and i think it speaks volumes to what we might do in office, that being really fiscally conservative, that being, you know, very, very frugal with money spent. >> all right. former new mexico governor and libertarian party nominee for party gary johnson. good to talk with you again. >> victor, always. thank you. >> sure. well, students and many others are outraged over the lenient sentence handed down to brock turner after he was convicted of sexually assaulting
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brock turner is who we are talking about, sentenced to only six months and on top of that he could serve only three. now stanford students are planning a demonstration during graduation tomorrow. can you imagine? they plan to carry signs and wear decorated caps to show their support for turner's victim. madeline mcdonald is with us now. she's a rape survivor, a student, madeline, thank you so much for taking the time to be with us. we really appreciate it. i know it's a sensitive subject. we appreciate your voice in this. people at stanford and across the country, as you've noticed, they've been showing their solidarity for this victim. help us understand how that affects a rape survivor. >> so, first off i just want to clarify. i'm not a rape survivor. my situation was sexual assault. that'sing? i just want to make sure is clear. >> i appreciate that. thank you for the clarification.
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>> but how that support affects v victims, it's really powerful to know that you're believed and to know that your story matters to feem. one of the most damaging aftereffects of sexual assault or rape is that self-doubt and that's a really universal thing that happens to a lot of survivors, so having that reinforcement, knowing that people stand with you is very, very powerful. >> did you feel that doubt yourself? did you doubt what happened? did you doubt how some people try to blame the victim? did you have any of those feelings yourself? >> yeah. in my situation i faced a lot of doubt, both internally and from external sources. it's really hard. in our society there's a lot of victim blaming that just goes on. a lot of people's reactions to hearing that you're a sexual assault or rape survivor is what were you wearing, were you asking for it. and when you hear that for long
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enough, you start to internalize it and you start to think, well, i thought i was dressed fine but maybe it's my fault. and, you know, it takes a lot to be able to bring that back and realize that sexual assault is sexual assault and that you didn't do anything to ask for it. so, self-doubt is a very big part of the sexual assault survivor experience. >> and knowing that and hearing the letter that this victim wrote and read in the courtroom to brock turner, what was your reaction to how open and honest and blatant she was, how raw she was, about her feelings and what had happened? >> i think it was incredibly powerful. and it was really great to see her being so raw and open and honest. the one thing that i do want to clarify there, though, is i hope
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that this doesn't lead to a more universal expectation of all victims to share that many details. in her situation, she shared a lot of information. and it's so powerful to hear that from her perspective and that it empowered her to share those experiences. but, you know, there's a lot of people that don't feel comfortable sharing that many details about their -- you know, their assaults, their rapes, their court and criminal cases. and they're just as deserving of sympathy and belief. >> you know, cnn obtained these court documents that show turner's history of aggressive behavior as well as drug and alcohol abuse. and in these documents it's revealed that he targeted his victim's sister first. are there signs, are there patterns that you think society needs to be more cognizant of in order to prevent these types of attacks? >> so, in some cases there are
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warning signs. there are things, like, as you're saying previous targeting behaviors, histories of violence. but in a lot of cases, rapists and, you know, people that commit sexual assaults, those people are often your friends, your boyfriends, people that you study with and you have classes with. it's really hard to say, oh, look, there's this one type of person and if they fit "x," "y," and "z," then stay away from them -- >> yeah. more than -- i'm sorry, i wanted to ask you real quickly before we run out of time when we talk about the more than a million people who signed the petition to recall the judge after he said the prison would have, quote, a severe impact on turner. if you could sit down with that judge, what would you say to him? >> honestly, i don't know what more there is to say than what's already been said. there's such a need to believe victims and to set that legal precedent that -- that our
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experiences are enough to be believed and that we're trustworthy. and until we have a nationwide belief and a movement away from victim blaming and realizing that rape is a serious, serious crime, we're never going to be able to have a society that's free of rape and crime against women. >> well, madeline mcdonald, you are brave as well to come out and talk about it. we thank you. i know that many women watching and victims who may not have been talking about it, thank you as well. but do take good care of yourself. >> thanks so much for having me. >> of course. victor? now we want to take a moment to honor this week's cnn hero. every year thousands of kids age out of the u.s. foster care system, suddenly forms lly for for themselves. many have no family or possessions or a place to live. but in los angeles, this woman
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it is the battle of the talking robots as known as smart assistants. making it sound like our human assistants are not smart. isn't that right? >> yeah, well, i can say hey, siri, do something but, you know -- >> you didn't have the real answer? >> i just trust it. i trust it. you probably know siri, of course, apple's digital assistant. amazon, google, they all make assistants too. which is the smartest.
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cnn's samuel burke put them head to head. >> okay, google. okay, google. like in a relationship, sometimes, they just don't want to listen to you. tech companies are pouring billions of dollars into a.i., artificial intelligence, especially virtual assistants. and they're getting smarter all the time so we have a battle of the talking robots. let's start with the basics. hey, corcortana, what's the wear like today? >> it's currently 85 and mostly sunny. >> alexa, what time is it in london? >> the time in london is 7:41 p.m. >> all right. so they're all pretty good at answering basic questions but their true power doesn't lie in what they can say, but what they can do. okay. google. add milk to my shopping list. >> okay. adding milk to your shopping list. >> hey, siri, send a text
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message to mom. i just want you to know you're the best mom ever. >> do i send it? >> send. >> done. >> but things get a little more complicated if you want to do something like, let's say, play music. you ask google or alexa play songs by jay z. >> you can listen to it on spotify, amazon prime music, any service you want. but if you ask sir rick, she'll only play it on apple music. cortana, only windows media player. siri and cortana have limitat n limitations like this. it may change at the apple conference when they expect them to open it up. alexa seems to be the most useful and understand the most questions. her big disadvantage.
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♪ welcome back. and we are just moments from what's scheduled to be the start of donald trump's rally in tampa, florida. we'll look out for that one. also, waiting on a news conference to find out exactly what happened in the death of "the voice" finalist christina grimmie overnight. we're going to toss it over to suzanne malveaux who is watching both of those stories and bringing them to you as they happen. good morning, it's 11:00 in the east coast. i'm suzanne malveaux in for fredericka whitfield. "newsroom" is starting now. two stories that we're set to cover this hour, donald trump in tampa, florida. he's been hit with the harshest criticism yet from mitt romney. we'll see if trump fires


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